Add “Alexander Hamilton” To Your Collection

  • 9:55 am Sunday, November 27th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” continues to be one of the hottest tickets on Broadway, winning eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical this past season. It was a biography from Ron Chernov that was Miranda’s inspiration for the show, but now add “Alexander Hamilton” by Richard Sylla to the mix and we get an even fresher look at one our founding fathers who was so much more than  just the loser in a duel. Miranda is actually a friend of Sylla who’s been fortunate enough to see the show three times. So of course that did come up in our [More]

Warming Up With The Gift of Magic

  • 5:34 am Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Great  weekend and a fantastic Ann-Venture at Disney with the kickoff of the holiday season…and a sneak peek at “Moana” opening Wednesday.  No spoilers here but a) I cried twice and b) we have an absolutely AWESOME new princess! Just a quick review and buy those tickets to your favorite theater now. It’s going to be major box office!

Rediscovering the YMCA

  • 2:20 pm Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Change is good. I keep telling myself that, but I’ve found when starting to make those changes to make myself healthier and happier I have to accept that I am not Superwoman. I am a mere mortal who has flaws which I prefer to think is the better part of me. Perfect is boring and honestly not natural. No, that is not an excuse. It is Ann.

So Ann has found a very nice way to help those angry joint days a little better at the South Tampa YMCA. If you’ve stopped in lately you have to just love their [More]

Meet Tampa Bay Times Festival Of Reading Author Lisa Unger

  • 9:19 am Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

I’ve always been intrigued by why people choose the path in life they do, especially someone like Clearwater resident and award winning author Lisa Unger. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to speak with Lisa before her appearance at the St Pete Times Festival of Reading on Saturday, November 12th. If you’ve ever wondered what the creative process is like, and why her profession chose her and not the other way around you’ll really love our chat. She has won many awards for her thrilling books, the most recent of which is “Ink and Bone.” We’re happy to know [More]

A November Full Of Ann-Ventures

  • 10:58 am Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Ann Kelly

I just LOVE November! So much going on, and we start off with this being Paddlesports Month. Learning to paddleboard and kayak is high on my list which means I have no excuse not to. You know I’m a huge fan of our state parks and this the perfect time to lean a new skill like paddleboarding and take advantage of our beautiful weather. I just have to learn to stay on the board and not in the water…easier said than done. Keep the Florida State Parks site bookmarked and go exploring soon. This month I’ve already gone over [More]