Ann-Ventures 

TSO Returns For The Holidays

  • 6:06 am Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

It’s the event we all look forward to every year – The Trans Siberian Orchestra’s return to Amalie Arena. But this year will be bittersweet with the loss of two members over the past year. But in my interview with original member Al Pitrelli who is also the music director and guitarist for TSO, they choose to celebrate the lives of creator, composer and lyricist Paul O’Neill and bassist Dave Z (David Zablidowsky). The Winter tour is presented by Hallmark with an updated presentation of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.”  The tour will kick off on November 16th, and be [More]

Making Strides Is Saturday!

  • 5:47 am Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has always been an emotional and motivating experience for me. My Mom is a double-mastectomy survivor and the reason I get my annual mammograms. I also love making new friends, celebrating survivors and honoring the memories who are not with us. But we walk with a purpose. Out aim is a cure, a world without breast cancer, a world with more survivors. You can help us do that this Saturday, October 14th. I’ll be at the Shops of Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel . It’s a pleasure to introduce you to another survivor that joined us to tell [More]

Walking For A World With More Survivors

  • 7:30 am Saturday, October 7th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

For as many times as we’ve gotten together early in the morning for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  it’s always an emotional and motivating experience. We make new friends, celebrate survivors and honor the memories who are not with us. But we walk with a purpose for a world without breast cancer, a world with more survivors. You can help us do that this Saturday, October 14th. I’ll be at the Shops of Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel making new friends and enjoying a lot of hugs and as always shed a few tears. It’s a pleasure to introduce [More]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

  • 7:34 am Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Breast cancer isn’t something I think about once a month; I think about it every day, every time I talk to my Mom up in Ohio. She’s a double mastectomy survivor and the reason I make sure to take care of myself and get my annual mammogram. I just did that, and it’s all good. But for some women it’s not. I’ll be introducing you to three wonderful women who are breast cancer survivors and will be walking with us at our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events. Marse Walsh will be walking in Pinellas.

Please join me and all [More]

Ralphie Is Ready For His New Home…

  • 4:53 am Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Remember our good buddie Ralphie? Well, he’s nearing the nine week mark since his very difficult surgery. Here’s what the Suncoast Animal League has to say.

As far as Ralphie is concerned, he has healed perfectly. However, that’s for Dr. Hay, the “doggie bones doctor” to decide on Thursday during Ralphie’s final vet check up. Once Ralphie is cleared, it will be time for him to go to his forever home. You know what that means, right? It’s time for us to select Ralphie’s adoption family so he can be a part of this weekend’s big adoption event at the [More]

With More Than A Little Help From My Friends

  • 5:03 am Monday, September 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

On one of my visits to my nephrologist (that’s the kidney doc) one of the questions he had for me was what kind of support system I had. That’s the first time any doctor has asked that and it really made me think. I am blessed with good friends and coworkers. But the rest of my family is up in Ohio. So it’s a long distance support system for sure. Dealing with a chronic illness means a lot of visits to various doctors and having someone to just unload with is a must. Many of my online Facebook friends are [More]

Weekend!

  • 8:37 am Friday, September 15th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Let’s take a quick poll. Not everyone has the same wish list working, but tell me what Ann-Venture you’d like to have this weekend. Oh aside from the Buc’s winning their season opener against Da Bears…

Take Our Poll

Getting Ready For Irma

  • 4:48 am Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

In 2004 we sat here at the station and thought that Charley was going to be “the one.” We had to hightail it over to the Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center and that’s where we were for the next 36 hours. But as we know Charley made that last minute right hand turn and once again Tampa Bay was spared. I’ll be honest, Hurricane Irma makes me very uncomfortable. It’s a monster storm that for as much preparation as we all make is almost beyond comprehension with the pure strength of it. And we are all must trying to do [More]

April Is Ready For A New Home

  • 5:41 am Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

 

Our latest Pet of the Week from the Suncoast Animals League has a mommy cat who’s little ones were adopted recently, and now she needs her own forever own. And what a cutie! This lovely lady is April. You may recall hearing about two kittens who went up for adoption last month named August and January. Her kittens have found their forever homes and now it’s mom’s turn.

April came to Suncoast Animal League pregnant. Fortunately for her, one of our very experienced kitty foster families took her in and made her comfortable before she gave birth to her two [More]

A Sugar Mill Still Stands In Florida

  • 4:20 am Monday, August 28th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I’ve passed the sign so many times heading north on 19 through Citrus County for the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins and never stopped. I changed that this weekend and found another Florida treasure that you’ll want to visit yourself. It’s the oldest standing historic structure in Citrus County and is an official state park. What is now a state park was once of sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee, a native of St Thomas. Operating in the Civil War era is supplied Southern troops with sugar products, but in 1864 Union forces burned the Yulee home down. The [More]