- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 6:25 am Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
We have a brand new Pet of the Week from the Suncoast Animal League with a unique name, and well, one heckuva tongue. Annette from the Suncoast Animal Leagues introduces us to Flea…
Fleas are annoying little creatures, aren’t they? Well THIS Flea could not be annoying, even she tried! You want cute, energetic, playful, spunky, curious and loving? You do? Week then Flea is ready to go home with you!
Flea is a 5-month-old female terrier mix who simply LOVES life! She’s been in one of our fabulous foster homes for a couple of weeks and her foster mom GUSHED about [More]
- 4:16 am Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Ann Kelly
There was a moment last weekend when I truly realized what a difference the invaluable assistance from BayCare for my diet and exercise plan has made. I was home for my nephew Danny’s wedding on Saturday, and Sunday my sister Tricia, brother in law Sal, my nephew young Sal and I took my Mom out for some fresh air on an incredibly beautiful day. Brandywine Falls in Peninsula is a lovely place to walk but this past weekend it was just so over the top with a tremendous display of wildflowers everywhere. The walking trails were busy so Tricia [More]