With 2020, we have learned to throw all expectations out the window as we ponder, “What is next?”  From a global pandemic to murder hornets, racial unrest and a divided country to an election that was not as cut and dried as some of us had wanted, this has beenContinue Reading


This Thanksgiving week feels VERY different than any other year, that’s clear. Maybe you can’t celebrate like you normally do because you’re choosing to avoid travel and social distance to help keep your family members safe. Maybe there are loved ones missing from your dinner table this year. Maybe youContinue Reading


Please take a moment to consider this article and my personal thoughts fully before responding, as I certainly acknowledge what a tough topic a mask can be. I realize that this topic is sensitive for so many reasons, but it has weighed heavy on my heart and mind of late.Continue Reading


Eat Local! Buy Local! Love Local!  More and more consumers are forgoing big box stores to support smaller businesses in their communities.  People want to invest in their communities, supporting the restaurants, shops, salons, and bars that bring color to their neighborhoods and strengthen their local economy. This year WSLR+Fogartyville is encouraging residents toContinue Reading


Let’s face it, dating in a pandemic when everyone is required to be socially distanced and wearing masks, and when a lot of businesses are still closed, it is tough. Depending on where you live, restrictions might be really strict, and that limits your options even more. So, what areContinue Reading


With the rise of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the ensuing uncertainty troubling high school students and families, My College Resource added creative programs to answer questions. In March they offered free webinars providing updates and timelines, then relaunched their website with a COVID resources page and a virtual college eventContinue Reading


They’ re back!  THE MAD BEACH MAFIA returns to The Daiquiri Shak Raw Bar & Grille Madeira Beach for the longest running open mic on the beach this Sunday 10/11/2020 8pm! They are going to try to get Open Mic rolling again…BUT there are going to be some restrictions/guidelines thatContinue Reading


Wearing a mask is a topic – a national conversation, and undoubtedly, this issue is pertinent to us on the Suncoast. What saddens me is the polarization mask/face covering provokes at a time in which we must all consider one another as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, coupled with the staggeringContinue Reading