Ann-Ventures 

Celebrate First Night St Pete With Ann Kelly

  • 4:29 am Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Whether this will be your first or your twenty-fifth you have a personal invitation from Executive Director Allen Loyd to bring the family down to help celebrate the silver anniversary of the Annual First Night Celebration in downtown St Petersburg. It kicks off at 4 pm and includes 25 different venues than range from churches to office buildings as well as historic buildings. It’s a great way to celebrate the diversity of the local arts scene and give the kids a chance to experience Florida’s largest First Night Celebration. The best way to do that is to [More]

Peace, Quiet And Only 20 Minutes Away

  • 3:34 pm Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There are days when I need my trainer Jim Healy at the BayCare Fitness Center at Carillon. That was yesterday. Today was the need for a quiet place and that was in a park new to me. Boca Ciega Millenium Park in Seminole is a sweet little gem of a park with plenty of boardwalk, an observation tower and a glimmering view of the Bay. And most importantly for today a bench in shady spot at the end of the boardwalk that had my name all over it.  A few nice little shots of residents of the lake [More]

Add Three More To The Hiking Spree

  • 8:17 am Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I have to say being a part of the Hiking Spree has been a real pleasure. Not only does it make me slow down to enjoy the beauty of Hillsborough County Parks, it has introduced me to parks I have not had the pleasure of visiting. It’s very easy to join and since our weather has finally cooled down you have plenty of time to complete the Spree. I’ve heard it has already surpassed the last few years with over 1,000 happy hikers. My first stop was in Upper Tampa Bay Park and I can now add three more to the [More]