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I was up late last night working on my monthly newsletter and in my research and gathering of materials came across some more turkey fun facts.  Did you know that... •·         The turkey is actually a pheasant? •·         The name "turkey" actually originated from Christopher Columbus who though...
Today, I was out on a BPO.  No, they don't pay much, but they do get me out in areas that I normally would not venture in.  So this property was located not too far from where I live so I followed the driving directions and realized, although just a few miles from my house, I had no clue where th...
Florida today is populated by people from all over the United States and in fact, the world.  My husband who is a Florida native often gets surprised looks when he reveals that he was born right here in Hernando County, Florida.  His parents, however, just as many others came from another state o...
The water tower along Shoal Line Blvd in Hernando Beach has been a landmark for many years. Although, no longer in service as a water tower, it serves as a guide and beacon for boaters out on the Gulf of Mexico. Owned by Hernando County, the tower recently received a fresh coat of paint and lite...
Today is the last day of the Arts Festival that the Spring Hill Art League is putting on this year for the 35th year.  Although, the weather was somewhat mixed yesterday, the show was well attended.  The setting this year at Kenlake Park is serene and beautiful and the parks additional amenities ...
Many times when I talk to people here in Florida, they comment on missing the change of seasons.  Usually, that refers to the change of colors in the Fall.  Well, while Florida's seasons are not quite as distinct as those that can be experienced in the northern states that can show off splendid a...
Next weekend, November 15th and 16th, the Spring Hill Art League proudly presents the 35th Annual Fall Harvest of Art.  This year, this fine show will take place at a new location on the grounds by the Lake House at Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill.  This beautiful tree-shaded park is a great place ...
  I just got home from attending just one but very productive day of the National Association of Realtors' Convention that took place in Orlando this year.  Obviously, living just two hours driving time away, there are no excuses for not being able to attend if it's right at your door step.      ...
First off, I'm only writing this post because I was inspired by another post by Dave Park "Does she ever fake it! discussing value, passion, and expediency, in which I saw a little bit of what happened to me in the last couple of days. Yesterday, my buyers finally closed on short sale/cash deal t...
...and with one look, I was carried away by the "angel of music"... Andrew LLoyd Webber's musical "The Phantom of the Opera" is currently playing at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.  Long advertised, I bought my tickets back in August specifically for election night so I could escape the end...

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