Ann-Ventures 

Let’s Go Robotic

  • 5:00 am Monday, August 27th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

This was a happy coincidence kind of Ann-Venture. I was headed down to Hyde Park for brunch Sunday and stopped in at the Publix on Gandy. When I was leaving I ran into a great bunch of students from Plant High School in South Tampa that are trying to raise enough money to get to special event for Team 7203 KNO3 – that’s what they call their team from Plant High School Robotics. Thanks to Coach Sue Brown for a little background on the team; “Our name, KNO3, stands for “potassium nitrate” a chemical compound found in fertilizers, tree stump [More]

National Dog Day? It’s Everyday!

  • 4:58 am Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

But if you want to get technical, it’s this Sunday. So in honor of National Dog Day, take a moment to check in with some of my favorites for their special weekend events.

At the Suncoast Animal League, it’s a clean sweep on Saturday with a Doggie Wash at Fairway Pizza and Sports Page Pub. Bring your dirty doggie over between 11 am and 2 pm with pricing according to your pet’s size. Great time also to ask about volunteer and foster opportunities. Looking for a new furever friend? How about Daisy? Meet Daisy. Terrier/lab mix Daisy has spent the past two [More]

It’s Simply Wonderful!

  • 4:48 am Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

When I bought my house some years ago I knew it needed updates. Like that guest bathroom stuck in the 70’s with an avocado green bathtub and sink, fixtures that were just plain sad and don’t even get me started on the curling linoleum and fluorescent lighting. Ugly and in need of a more than serious update – it needed a full remodel. Enter the wonderful Larissa Hicks from S & W Kitchens and a crew that brought new life to an old bathroom. It’s the best room in the house now. What made me choose S & W? I [More]

Here They Grow!

  • 6:28 am Friday, August 10th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

My friends at the Suncoast Animal League have been enjoying great success with the Suncoast Animal League Thrift Shop on Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor, just around the corner from the shelter. That means they could use a little help  from their friends in the form of volunteers at the shop. It’s a fantastic place to find bargains, cute handmade items for your pets and if you’re very lucky the place to meet one of the shelter pets getting socialized. Yes, that means you get to cuddle and pet them! Just click on that link for all you [More]

Lazy Sunday Mornings

  • 2:55 pm Sunday, August 5th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

What is a warm, sunny Sunday morning meant for? A quiet walk among on the boardwalk of Brooker Creek Preserve where the loudest noise might be the croak of a frog, the cry of a hawk and if you’re lucky the grunt of a gator. But this Sunday morning was literally all about the trees reflecting on the water and sun spilling through those trees. It’s one of my favorite ways to start my day and always makes for a peaceful Ann-Venture. Enjoy.

And by the way if there’s somewhere you’d like to suggest I take a Sunday morning Ann-Venture [More]