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SNAP Program May Be Open To More Post-Irma

  • 7:47 am Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Florida’s D-Snap program may be available to more Floridians who were not eligible prior to Hurricane Irma. Two months of benefits are being offered through the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  If you were living in one of our declared disaster areas see if you’re eligible right here. You’ll be given an Electronics Benefit Transfer card (EBT).

Remember Death Wish Coffee? The “world’s strongest coffee” has had to issue a recall over botulism concerns. Specifically, it’s the 11 ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew that are being pulled off store shelves. There haven’t been any reports [More]


  • 2:52 pm Saturday, September 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

One week ago. Just one week ago I was backing out of my driveway in tears, completely convinced I wouldn’t have a home to come back to. I was very fortunate with only some damage to my beautiful Live Oak and of course no power. Today I went home to clean out the fridge and freezer. Wow. Aromatic isn’t the word. So many garbage bags later it’s all out of the house and things are sanitized.  When in doubt, throw it out! 

Are we back normal? Well…I suppose we’re getting there. Coming across the Courtney Campbell Causeway on side there [More]

The Pasta Pass is Back

  • 6:52 am Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Tired of hurricane supply food? Give it a few days for the Never Ending Pasta Pass is coming back to Olive Garden. There’s also a second way to carb load with all the benefits of the Never Ending Pasta Pass plus the opportunity to go to Italy for $200. The eight-day European vacation includes airfare, hotel, meals, ground transportation and daily activities for two during April 2018. But like all good things you’ll have to act fast to score a Pass; Olive Garden is selling 22,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes and 50 Pasta Passports to Italy which may sound like a lot, [More]

Prepare Now

  • 4:39 am Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Just look at all the posts on social media with people searching for the basics like water. Right now it’s long lines, empty shelves and a lot of people wishing they could wish Hurricane Irma away. Don’t we all. But please take time to double check that prep list. I spent most of Tuesday afternoon moving a lot of things out of the sunroom and into the living and dining room that’s just a little higher. The bookshelves are empty, one or two very cherished items will come with me when we begin storm coverage and only one piece [More]

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Everywhere…

  • 5:51 am Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

While you’re going over that hurricane supply list, how about a little diversion for a minute or two? It’s heeeeeeere! Pumpkin spice has arrived just about everywhere you look.

Starbucks has made it an event with, get this, hatching the first one. You can watch the stream live. Whipped cream NEVER optional. By the way they’re also selling the mix in stores. Not to be outdone Dunkin’ Donuts has a full lineup of all things pumpkin and they’re also making a game out of it.

World Market was way ahead of the pack releasing their Pumpkin Spice Ground [More]