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One of the Lucky Ones

Cynthia Rogers

My name is Cynthia Rogers. I'm a Louisiana girl married to a Florida boy who loves being a homeschooling mom between the joys and demands of owning and running a restaurant with my husband and family. And occasionally, when time permits and inspiration strikes, I write.

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At 50, the headless dino needs some work done

The headless dino on 476 has a broken tail

On a turn of State Road 476 between Lake Lindsey and Nobleton a headless dinosaur stands on the side of the road. It has become a landmark and merchandise for the area bears its likeness. The dinosaur is extremely realistic, the cement has been textured to resemble a leathery skin. On a foggy day you could imagine you are seeing a real live Brontosaurus as they existed 150 million years ago.

Get to know some GRADUATES

David Swicord during the Nature Coast Technical High School graduation ceremony on May 19, 2017.

At the end of May high schools in the area celebrated their graduates. A few of these high school graduates finished high school with a two year college degree, by taking advantage of the dual enrollment program with PHSC or St. Petersburg College. The graduates are heading to college, starting businesses, and starting careers. There are some graduates that are entering the armed forces.

Many are leaving our community and some will return as doctors, lawyers, businessmen and veterans.

Here are two notable graduates.

Our way of life preserved by some willing to give all

by ROCCO & JULIE B. MAGLIO

Memorial Day at Florida National Cemetery, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day celebrations in the area ranged from somber ceremonial events to eclectic and iconic expressions of American culture.

We should all be thankful to those willing to sacrifice their lives to serve our country. Because of them, we have the opportunity to live in freedom.

The roads were packed with bikers on Monday, many of whom converged upon the Florida National Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony. A group of bikers sponsored by Tampa Bay Defenders met at the rest area near marker 277 on I-75 to make the trek.

“It’s not a Job; it’s a Ministry”

Blessing of the Hands- from left to right: Rachel Provau RN,CNO; Raleifoot Chisholn RN, MBA; Daphne Moise, MD; Sabrina Pistole, RN; Chaplain Jeannie Caamano

National Nurses’ Week is celebrated annually nationwide the first week of May to honor the services that the nursing profession makes to the community.

According to Rachel Provau, Chief Nursing Officer at Bayfront Health Spring Hill, there are a number of ways in which Bayfront t Health Systems takes part in this celebration at both their local branches.

“At the beginning of the week the staff votes on ‘Best of…’ for all nursing categories. On Friday we have a little party in the cafeteria and hand out gift cards to the winners. We also hand out nursing awards.”

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