Ann-Ventures 

Shop Tax-Free For School Supplies

  • 1:28 am Sunday, July 30th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Dare I ask…are you ready for the kids to go back to school soon? Better yet, are they! Either way this upcoming weekend is our tax-free shopping holiday for certain items. But the good news is that computers are back on the list this year. I know plenty of you will take advantage of the saving even if you’re not going back to class. Wh0 wouldn’t, and speaking as someone who needs a new laptop I will be checking things out as well.

We have full list of what’s included so keep a copy handy. The holiday begins at midnight [More]

Darling Little Bucky Needs A New Home

  • 6:39 am Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

It’s so exciting to know how well we’ve done with our featured pets of the week from the Suncoast Animal League. Let’s keep that streak alive with Bucky! Annette Dettloff, the Director of Development for the Suncoast Animal League tells us all about this cute little guy.

Meet Bucky…This happy fella is snuggly, cuddly, shadow dog Bucky. He is 9-years-old and weighs just 16 lbs. He came to us a couple of weeks ago when his mom passed away. He has been in one of our fabulous foster homes ever since and tomorrow he is hoping to meet his new [More]

Gary Sandy Brings Mike Hammer To Ruth Eckerd Hall

  • 4:04 am Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I said it many times Tuesday and I’ll say it again – after all these years it’s nice I can still get a little stars-struck! Gary Sandy was in our Performance Studio to talk about his work as the Artist in Residence at Ruth Eckerd Hall and all I could think about was Gary in the role of Andy Travis, the program director we all wished we had, on “WKRP in Cincinnati.” Your reaction to my posts on Facebook showed me exactly how much you all loved the show as well, and more than one brought up that iconic line [More]

Ralphie

  • 4:56 am Monday, July 17th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

What can I say? When you read Suncoast Animal League Executive Director Rich Chaboudy’s post on a sweet little pup named Ralphie and the abuse he suffered it makes me just plain angry. You wonder how someone can do this to a helpless animals. But then you have to thank the team effort that found Ralphie the help and healing he needed. I stopped in at the Suncoast Animal League Thrift Shop Saturday and had the chance to meet this brave two-month old who you would have never thought had surgery just two days before. It’s incredible how showing [More]

A High-Five For A New Home

  • 7:29 am Saturday, July 8th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Some furry little people just find their own way in life when that life is in a shelter. That’s why we really need you to get to know Peaches and how much this cute with kitty loaded with ‘catitude” is ready for her forever home. Here’s how Annette Dettloff from the Suncoast Animal League sums up what we get when we get Peaches. Let’s start with adorable factor which is just off the charts…rolled over on his back…asking for a belly rub…aww…sooo cute and sooo fluffy…and sooo…….FEISTY!!!!  Peaches likes to play a little game with everyone in the shelter. It’s called [More]