Clearwater-based ProVise Management Group LLC has announced that Paul Auslander, a certified financial planner and Global Financial Steward, has joined the firm as director of financial planning.
In his new role, Auslander will work closely with the ProVise team in designing and implementing financial planning strategies for clients.
"Paul brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to ProVise," said the company's president and CEO, Ray Ferrara, a certified financial planner. "We look forward to him adding to our outstanding team of professionals."...
Impact Health, a physical therapy and sports fitness clinic at 180 Alt. U.S. 19 N, Suite B, Palm Harbor, recently purchased a K-Laser, a nonsurgical, drug-free option for pain relief.
Laser therapy, or photobiomodulation, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. It has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970s to improve healing time, reduce pain, increase circulation and decrease swelling....
03/06/14 Human Interest
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For her service to Suncoast Hospice's patients and families at the North Pinellas Care Center where she provides hospitality and assistance to visiting families, Robyn Leschinski of Palm Harbor has been named the 2013 Humana volunteer of the year.
In addition, the Humana Foundation has made a $10,000 donation to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation.
Leschinski, a registered nurse, works as a care manager for Humana Cares/Senior Bridge, Humana's national chronic care management division in St. Petersburg....
03/04/14 Human Interest
At its annual foundation dinner Feb. 20, Inner Wheel of Dunedin North received a $23,125 missions grant from First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, a $2,000 grant from the Dunedin Rotary Club and a $1,000 grant from the Dunedin North Rotary Club. All of these funds will be put toward Inner Wheel's Happier Futures campaign to fit children who have upper limb deficiencies with myoelectric arms.
The evening began with dinner and a video presentation by Dan Strzempka of Hanger Prosthetics, which partners with Inner Wheel to provide myoelectric arms to children under age 18 across the country....
Emblem3: This is the reggae-pop-rock band's first national headline tour for album Nothing To Lose. MKTO will open. 7 p.m. today. $25-$45. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerd hall.com.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: This country-folk band has produced a string of Top 10 hits; album Will the Circle Be Unbroken was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 8 p.m. Thursday. $38-$60. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400....
Skycrest United Methodist Church has decided to take the ancient tradition of Ash Wednesday into the streets.
The pastor and volunteers will be available for "Ashes To Go" from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. today in the church's parking lot at 2045 Drew St., Clearwater, offering ashes and prayers to anyone who wants them.
"Our church is all about connecting with the neighborhood," said the Rev. Emily Oliver. "Rather than waiting for people to come inside our doors and find us, we want to come outside and be present with our community."...
Air Force Airman Terrence E. Ring, son of Karen Ring of Safety Harbor, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force....
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers will open its newest location at 11 a.m. Monday at 2630 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., across from the Clearwater Mall.
"The Clearwater area is a great fit for Mellow Mushroom," said owner Rob Johnson. "It has a great history, charm and a well-established neighborhood feel, though still a great family destination."
Mellow hopes to provide a haven for locals and tourists alike. Food is made-to-order in an eclectic, art-filled and family-friendly environment. Multiple televisions offer sporting events and this location has a full-service bar featuring liquor, craft beer and wine options, with a large portion of the draft wall dedicated to local breweries....
02/27/14 Human Interest
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Teams of residents in 16 golf carts spread out through Gull Aire Village, a 55+ community in Oldsmar, to collect food for the hungry one day last month.
It was part of a six-week drive to stock the shelves at Oldsmar Cares, an all-volunteer organization that provides stop-gap rent and utility assistance, a food pantry and a clothes closet for those in need in the greater Oldsmar area....
In a 2013 Tampa Bay Times article, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri spoke of seeing human trafficking in lawn businesses, the food industry and massage parlors and defined the crime as a form of slavery where a profit is made from the exploitation of others.
Mission and a Meal, Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church's new monthly program designed to help educate the community on topics of local interest and concern, will present a discussion on human trafficking in the Tampa Bay area from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. today at 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater....
At its monthly meeting Feb. 16, the Clearwater Amateur Radio Society celebrated 60 years as an Amateur Radio Relay League-affiliated club. To commemorate the milestone, ARRL West Central Florida Section manager Dee Turner presented CARS president Craig Shapiro with a certificate and a small celebration took place after the meeting.
Officially, CARS became affiliated with the ARRL on Jan. 18, 1954. CARS members provide event communications support for local charity walk-a-thons, runs and bicycle events, participate in the National Weather Service SKYWARN severe weather spotter program, and provide emergency shelter communications for Pinellas County in support of Pinellas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services....
The following military personnel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Kevin P. Davis-Ferrero, son of Craig and Jill Forant of Palm Harbor, earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2011 graduate of Palm Harbor University High.
Air Force Airman Greggory R. Smith is the son of Roger and Christine Smith of Palm Harbor and a 2010 graduate of Palm Harbor University High....
02/21/14 Human Interest
Two Clearwater police officers and a Clearwater Fire & Rescue medic were honored recently at a joint luncheon with the Rotary Clubs of Clearwater and Belleair.
Sgt. Dan Devol of the Clearwater Police Department was presented with the 37th annual Joseph F. Cornelius Family Foundation's Outstanding Police Officer of the Year Award.
Devol received the department's highest honor for saving the life of a woman who collapsed in the lobby of the Clearwater Police Department, administering CPR until paramedics arrived. His award was presented by Karen Crown, representing the Cornelius Family Foundation....
For the second year in a row, the Thorn Collection of Coldwell Banker has been awarded the designation of the Legend Society by Coldwell Banker, the highest award given in Florida. In 2013, the Thorn Collection sales totaled more than $68 million, with every member of the team surpassing their goal for 2013.
Top producer Karen Bravo had more than $19 million in sales; other top producers were K.J. Kein, Leslie Gerlach and Donna Harper....
Eagle Scout Trevor Joseph Case of Boy Scout Troop 26 in Palm Harbor has been named second-place winner of the 2013 Eagle Scout scholarship contest for the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
At a Troop 26 meeting Feb. 11, Trevor received a $500 check from Jim Gibson, president of the SAR Clearwater Chapter, on behalf of the Florida Society....