Smoking is bad for your health and wallet ………..

You can stop smoking. Provided by Tobacco Free Florida   SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WALLET! If you live in Florida and you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, you’re burning more than $2,100 a year.   TOBACCO IS EXPENSIVE, BUT QUITTING IS FREE! You can get free tools and services today… Read More »

Americans more willing to ride in self-driving cars ………..

AAA finds male and millennial drivers most accepting of automated vehicles Self-driving vehicles are a major topic among American motorists. According to a new AAA survey, 63 percent of U.S. motorists are afraid to ride in a self-driving car, a significant decrease from 78 percent in early 2017. Millennial and male drivers are most willing to purchase a… Read More »

Mind-Body Workshops help Military Heroes heal ………

(NAPSI)—To help veterans, active-duty members of the military and their families better cope with stress and trauma, the American Red Cross created a new set of workshops teaching easy-to-use skills that promote wellness through mind-body connection.   What They Do These Mind-Body Workshops focus on the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual… Read More »

New Viz-Uhn, Inc. helping meet needs in the community ……….

Debra Brown, representing New Vizh-Uhn, Inc., says the volunteer-based program works continuously to improve the quality of life of the community, with an emphasis on the youth.   Guest speaker at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Chipley Kiwanis Club, Brown said New Viz-Uhn works diligently to make a difference in the community.   On the list… Read More »

Gardening in the Panhandle ………..

 Provided by UF/IFAS Extension A Ghost in the Woods Imagine you are enjoying perfect fall weather on a hike with your family, when suddenly you come upon a ghost. Translucent white, small and creeping out of the ground behind a tree, you stop and look closer to figure out what it is you’ve just seen.… Read More »

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2018 BlackHistory Month Contests ………….

~ Three students will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott have invited Florida K-12 students to participate in the 2018 Black History Month art and essay contests based on this year’s theme, “A Celebration of Innovative African-American Leaders.” Students, parents, teachers and… Read More »

Assistance available to Forest Landowners & Agricultural Producers

Assistance available through the Conservation Stewardship Program. Applications must be received by March 2, 2018, to be considered for this funding.    Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation… Read More »

Protect Your Family with a Home Safety Check ……….

Courtesy of UF/IFAS   As you start this new year, you may be taking inventory at home of projects that need to be accomplished. As you’re considering what needs to be done, you may want to think about performing a room-by-room safety check to look for potential hazards, and take any actions necessary to correct… Read More »

Visit Morrison Springs in Walton County

Information provided by UF/IFAS   There are over 1000 springs identified in Florida. In the panhandle, the majority of the springs are karst or artesian springs rising deep from the Floridan Aquafer System within the states limestone base. Springs are unique and can be identified by perennial flows, constant water temperature, and chemistry, high light… Read More »

Obituary for Frank Biela ………

Frank Biela, age 81, passed from this life Friday, January 26, 2018, at his home. He was born in Stare Bystre, Poland on January 1, 1937, to Jacenty and Stefania “Wrabel” Biela. Frank worked as a butcher as a factory worker.   He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother; Jan Biela.… Read More »