Bluewater Media, was named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Viral Video category in the 17th Annual American Business Awards®. Bluewater Media is a Clearwater, Florida-based converged advertising and marketing agency that utilizes digital and broadcast creative, media strategy and transactional e-commerce to introduce products to marketContinue Reading

Today, the Foundation for Florida’s Future released the 2019 Florida Education Report Card, which grades legislators on their efforts to improve student outcomes and access to a quality education in the Sunshine State. Two Lakeland lawmakers earned a spot on the report card’s Honor Roll, which recognizes the legislative champions whoContinue Reading

MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention wrapped up the four-day convention May 16-19, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center. The multi-genre convention welcomed more than 100,000 fans and included never-before-seen cast reunions alongside a star-studded celebrity lineup, endless programming and more.  Fans witnessed special cast reunion panels like Back toContinue Reading

Take one student with measles and plunk him or her down in an area where measles vaccination rates have dropped 10 percent overall. What would happen? It’s a question Dr. Karen Liller, a USF COPH professor of community and family health, posed to Dr. Mark Roberts, a professor and chair at the University ofContinue Reading

June 6th is World Pest Day, a multinational event established to raise awareness among the public, government and media about the work that pest control professionals do on a daily basis to ensure public health and safety. McCall Service is joining the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in the worldwide celebration, recognizing the vital role pestContinue Reading

June is National Pet Preparedness Month. As we gear up for hurricane, wildfire and tornado seasons, and having witnessed an uptick in natural disasters over the past few years, there’s no better time to create awareness for this critical topic. During the panic of a natural disaster, people often forget essential itemsContinue Reading

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts honors Tampa Bay area high school theater students and programs in its Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase, June 2, in Ferguson Hall. This Tony Awards® inspired extravaganza celebrates artistic excellence in musical theater by featuring student talent and musical numbers representing theContinue Reading

Florida Cancer Specialists Physician Recognized for Her Expertise and Leadership Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that FCS physician Dr. Faithlore Gardner has been appointed as a Session Chair for one of the Oral Abstract Sessions at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)Annual Meeting, which will be held inContinue Reading

Emergency situations, such as hurricanes, can significantly impact everyone’s safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in any stage of the disease. Being prepared is crucial. There are steps and precautions caregivers can take to be as ready as possible.Continue Reading

Dermatologists urge the public to “practice safe sun” when outside this holiday weekend to reduce the risk of  skin cancer An estimated 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, yet many Americans will put themselves at greater risk for skin cancer over the upcoming holiday weekend.Continue Reading

Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Louisville, Tulsa, Austin and Ft. Worth are among the stops planned for the fall continuation of  the “Imagine Nation Tour.” Multi-platinum selling MercyMe will spearhead the run alongside fellow GRAMMY® nominee Crowder and GMA Dove nominee Micah Tyler. Recent radio favorites “Best News Ever,” “Grace Got You” and “Even If”Continue Reading

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Sarasota County health officials have identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at Duval’s at 1435 Main Street Sarasota. The employee may have exposed patrons between April 26 through May 10, 2019. The epidemiological investigation determined the individual may have been infectious. If you frequented this restaurantContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced Wednesday the arrest of a man charged with the shooting and murder of a woman in Brandon on April 7. Be’Quadre Jackson, 18, was arrested May 15 and charged with Murder in the First Degree, Robbery and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. OnContinue Reading

On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after receiving a classified Federal Bureau of Investigation briefing on a Russian intrusion into two Florida counties during the 2016 Election: “The Russian intrusions revealed to Florida’s delegation today are deeply concerning, and investigators shouldContinue Reading

The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease research will be the primary topic discussed at “Discoveries,” a free and educational program to be hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday, June 11 in Lakeland. Featuring presentations regarding “Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain” andContinue Reading