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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]


  • 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…

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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]


  • 6:39 am Friday, August 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I just had to share this with you from the Suncoast Animal League’s newsletter. Ralphie is doing so well, and just like any kid who starts to feel better after any injury he still needs to be watched. But I’ll let him tell you what’s up!

“Yo! How’s it hanging everyone?? It’s me, Ralphie! Betcha been wondering what I’ve been up to. Wellllllll………a whole lotta nuthin’! And I’ve been BORED TO TEARS!

So you guys remember the doggie bones doctor said to me ‘Ralphie sir, you must stay off your paws 100% for the next 4 weeks and [More]

A Florida Treasure – Highland Hammock State Park

  • 4:53 am Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly


My newest Ann-Venture may not be repeated. Not without someone else along. Now, I say that jokingly, but like all wildlife areas in Florida I go with caution since I’m the intruder here. That being said, let me introduce you to the phenomenal wild beauty of Highland Hammocks State Park.

It’s a bit of a drive from my house (just under two hours) in Highland County but well worth my trip on a Sunday morning. Heading down 75, then straight across 64 I took note of just how many bridges there were to cross over. There was the Peace River, Troublesome [More]

A Total Eclipse And How To Handle It With Dr Steve Ruskin

  • 4:23 pm Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

It’s not the end of the world or the zombie apocalypse but Monday will be a day to remember for a long time. After all, the last time we had an eclipse that will cross the US from coast to coast was 99 years ago. I had a very interesting conversation with award-winning historian of astronomy Steve Ruskin PhD, author of the new book “America’s First Great Eclipse: How Scientists, Tourists and the Rocky Mountain Eclipse of 1878 Change Astronomy Forever.” Face it. The solar eclipse is like the Super Bowl of celestial events for the scientific community. I’ve [More]

National Thrift Shop Day

  • 5:13 am Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly


This Thursday, August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day! I don’t have to tell you about the wonders of wandering aisles of your favorite thrift shop for bargains, treasures and unexpected finds. But taking a whole day to celebrate – why not! I have two favorites that I’m in quite a bit.

First of all the Empath Hospice Thrift Shop is a wonderful way to support the work of Empath Health. You’ve heard me talk about them many times on the air, and I’ve had the honor of hosting many events. Every extra dollar is a blessing to their [More]

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