Thursday, Feb 8th, 2018

I'm so flattered to have been asked to emcee the Sweetheart Ball to benefit Crossroads Hope Academy. These dedicated people are doing some wonderful work with teen aged  boys that have been unsuccessfully placed in foster homes. These are the hardest to place of all foster kids and Crossroads is helping turn their lives around! Please buy tickets for the ball, which is Feb. 10th at the Cultural Center. I'll see you there!!




LOTS of concerts in our future to get excited about. We're giving away tickets all week for the Punta Gorda Downtown Hoedown and the Tortuga Music Festival. Here are links to ticket information for both:

http://pgdowntownhoedown.com/

http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com/


Girl Scout Sells TONS Of Cookies Outside Pot Dispensary


A Girl Scout in San Diego made bank over the weekend selling cookies outside a pot dispensary, but her troop wasn’t a fan of her bright idea.


  • A Girl Scout sold 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies outside of a pot dispensary.
  • Now there's debate by her troupe if what she did was against the rules.
  • Other Girl Scout troupes across the country have done this. Oregon gave it a pass, while Colorado prohibits it. 

In case you missed it, a brilliant Girl Scout set up shop in front of a pot dispensary in San Diego over the weekend. And for her efforts - the unnamed girl sold more than 300 boxes in six hours...and scored roughly $1,500.

“I think our customers loved it,” says Urbn Leaf’s Savannah Rakofsky. “They went out and bought boxes.” The best part? She's within the rules...well, mostly. She didn't set up a booth, and was using a wagon - which is good. But being outside of a dispensary? Yeah...they're not too thrilled. Spokeswoman for the unnamed girl's troop, Alison Bushan says it’s a “gray area.”

For the record, the rules vary by state on whether scouts can take advantage of legal weed stores. In 2014, Girl Scouts of Colorado made it clear it's not allowed - but for scouts in Oregon? Totally okay. Either way, the idea to sell in front of dispensaries seems to be catching on. “After the news story ran," Rakofsky adds. "We had more Girl Scouts show up.”

Couple With 13 Boys Expecting 14th, Hoping For A Girl



The couple says they would love to have a girl, but don’t know if it’s in the cards.


  • Jay and Kateri Schwandt have 13 children and one on the way.
  • All 13 kids are boys.
  • They're hoping for a girl with the next one, but Jay thinks it's not in the cards. 

A Michigan couple is expecting their 14th child. Sounds crazy, but what’s even crazier is that the first 13 were all boys. So why are they going for another? They want a girl. And sure, having a 14th child seems like a huge deal, but to Jay and Kateri Schwandt it’s business as usual.

“If you have three, it’s the same as having 10 at this point, if you ask me,” Kateri notes. “It’s more chaos, more noise. It’s nothing we’re not used to at this point.” As for whether it’s a girl or boy, Jay says, “I would live to have a girl, but I just don’t think it’s in the cards.” And get this - they’ve decided to wait until their new bundle of joy arrives to find out the gender.

If it's another boy...will they try again? “I’m thinking that this is it,” Jay offers. “”It feels like this is going to be it, and we’re going to enjoy every second of it.”

Source: Wood TV

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