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Shops at Wiregrass to host blood drive competition Friday

Shops at Wiregrass to host blood drive competition Friday

Wesley Chapel, Florida-- The Shops at Wiregrass tweeted today about the All American High School Blood Drive competition taking place this Friday. 

Lithia woman to appear on TLC's "Strange Sex" show

Lithia woman to appear on TLC's "Strange Sex" show

Lithia, Florida-- TLC's Strange Sex show is back, and a Lithia local, suburban mother "Sandi", will appear in an episode this coming Sunday night. 

"Sexaholic & Broken Genitals," is the title of the episode that will feature Sandi's struggle with sexual addiction. According to Kelsie Spillman of TLC's Publicity Department,  the addiction destroyed Sandi's marriage, and it took 12 years to recover and be able to overcome temptation.

FEMA Mitigation Specialists to speak in Highlands, Hillsborough & Polk Counties

FEMA Mitigation Specialists to speak in Highlands, Hillsborough & Polk Counties

Tallahassee, Florida-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency, also know as FEMA, teams up with home improvement stores to provide information and advice on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby.

FEMA mitigation specialists - who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild -  will be in Highlands, Hillsborough and Polk counties beginning tomorrow, July 25, a release from the Joint Field Office in Tallahassee explains. 

4th Annual Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest

4th Annual Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest

Sun City, Florida-- Friends 50 and older can enjoy free fun next month at the 4th Annual Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest.

The event, scheduled for 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Sun City Community Hall on Thursday, August 9, will include free coffee and goodies, bingo and other games with prizes, live entertainment and the opportunity to take advantage of free health screenings. 

Available screenings include Bone Density screenings, Eye and Ear screenings, Blood Pressure and Glucose Checks. 

The Sun City Center is located at 1910 Pebble Beach, Blvd. South, Sun City.

Health Advisory issued for 5 Tampa beaches

Health Advisory issued for 5 Tampa beaches

Hillsborough County, Florida-- A Health Advisory has been issued for five Hillsborough County beaches.

The following beaches should be considered a potential health risk based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA:

Highlands Health Department earns national recognition for second time

Highlands Health Department earns national recognition for second time

Sebring, Florida-- For the second time, the Highlands County Health Department has received national recognition from the National Association of County & City Health Officials for preparedness planning, ability to respond to public health emergencies and quality improvements.

Recognition can be applied for every five years after meeting a comprehensive list of national standards.

Busch Gardens to launch 'Christmas Town' in Winter months

Busch Gardens to launch 'Christmas Town' in Winter months

Tampa, Florida-- Busch Gardens recently announced their plan to launch what they boast to be, "the biggest Christmas celebration ever" in the coming winter months. 

"Christmas Town", as they are calling it, will transform Busch Gardens into a wintry, holiday wonderland where families can soak up the spirit of the holidays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from November 30 - December 23.