On this World AIDS day in 2016, Florida has the highest rate for new HIV cases in the country! Due to cutbacks with the state health system and awareness down in the millennial generation, HIV/AIDS is still very much alive and well. Yes, we have had significant advances since the 80’s when HIV/AIDS was a death sentence to so many. The profile was higher with celebs like Rock Hudson and child hemophiliac Ryan White bringing attention to the new disease. The newer generations still need information regarding prevention. They must understand that this disease is still a very real problem in 2016.
During Season 4 of American Idol Simon Cowell predicted Carrie would” sell more records than any previous Idol.” He was right and then some none of us saw coming! Underwood is the queen, sweetheart and darling of country music. Everyone from kids to the elderly packed Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday night to watch Carrie hold court.
The 5th Annual Stone Crab Festival is set for Sat., November 5th and Sun., November 6th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and later at the restaurants) and it’s free! Word on the street – it’s one of the most widely attended events of the season and it happens in one of the only historic, working fishing villages in the state. Cortez – the little fishing village with a BIG presence.
Baby Boot Camp, the brainchild of Sarasota mom, Kristen Horler, was born in 2001 when she became a mom. “I grew up watching my dad go to work and my mom stay at home. As a new mom, I knew that I didn’t want to be away from my daughter all day, and I also knew that I wanted to use my education to help other moms feel empowered after having a baby,” said Kristen Horler, Founder and CEO of Baby Boot Camp.