Saturday, January 5, 2013
Is your New Year's resolution to de-stress already stressing you out? Here are some tips to help you unwind.
It's not even a week into the new year and are you already stressing out? Dr. Megan Hood, a clinical psychologist with an expertise in stress management at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, said trying to attain a more stress-free existence is a pretty popular goal around the holidays and the new year. But staying away from stress is not as simple as making a New Year’s resolution. “That tends to be a common goal, a nice broad goal,” Hood said. “But it also tends to be challenging.” Still, Hood has some tips to keep stress at bay. How do you de-stress? Are you resolving to stress less in 2013?
Five tips to help you keep your resolution, Clearwater.
Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize the house? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year: 1. Make it attainable. Be sure that your resolution is attainable. Sticking to your monthly budget is attainable—making a million dollars may not be. 2. Tell everyone. If you tell everyone about your resolution, you are more likely to keep it. If you want to quit smoking, you can even go as far as telling your friends that you'll give them $50 if they catch you lighting up. 3. Be specific. If you want to get fit in the new year, set a specific goal. For example, instead of saying you want to get fit, say you want to lose 10 pounds and tone …
Friday, January 4, 2013
If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, these guidelines could help you get started.
In this economy—and especially during this time of year—many of us are facing our very own fiscal cliff. While we may not be able to raise revenue as easily as the federal government can, these five steps may help you reach solvency and put savings in the bank, financial planners say. Once you’re free of debt and ready to grow your savings, you can look to financial services companies for investment advice, including banks, insurers and brokers.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Clearwater Police report a nearly two hour wait for taxi cab services during a New Year's DUI enforcement detail.
Clearwater Police officers were stationed throughout the city on the lookout for impaired drivers during New Year's. Rather than risk the drive many chose to take a cab. "Some local cab companies reported a two hour wait for their services, which indicates more drivers who had been drinking used these services rather than risk driving themselves," Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman, said in a release. Still officers arrested and charged three drivers with driving under the influence, issued 33 speeding tickets and arrested six others for misdeameanor crimes, according to police. Officers from the Special Operations/Traffic Enforcement Team were on the lookout for impaired and aggressive drivers as well as other traffic violations from 8 p…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Clearwater couple plans to celebrate a new life together in the New Year with a wedding on Indian Rocks Beach.
A Clearwater couple radiated excitement about their New Year's Day wedding plans one recent morning at Frida's Bakery in Largo. Between bites of a sample Frida's Italian-Rum cake, which they ultimately selected as their wedding day dessert, Maria Posani and Thomas William Kish shared the story of how their New Year's Day wedding on Indian Rocks Beach came to be. Posani, 45, is the mother of a young daughter with cerebral palsy. She said she had resigned to being alone as a single parent. "I didn't think anyone would accept the situation and be wonderful about it," Posani said. But Posani's life changed through an "old-fashioned personal ad" in 2010, she said. Posani's future mother-in-law told her son, Kish, 56, of Clearwater, about a …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The increased enforcement is from 8 p.m. Monday through 4 a.m Tuesday, according to Clearwater Police.
Celebrate the New Year safely. Clearwater Police are on the lookout for impaired and aggressive drivers as well as other traffic violations from 8 p.m. Monday through 4 a.m Tuesday, according to Clearwater Police. "Officers will be deployed in various locations throughout the city," Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman, said in a release. The Special Operations/Traffic Enforcement Team detail is an effort to reduce DUI-related injuries and educate drivers to the dangers of drinking and driving, according to the release.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Since Jolley Trolley is not operating for New Year's Eve, we found some taxi cab numbers to call for a sober ride home.
You worked hard in 2012, so now it's time celebrate, but take precautions to arrive alive. There are plenty of cabs to call if you did not designate a driver. There are options for Clearwater Beach residents including Florida Free Rides, which operates from north beach to Sand Key as well as a host of other cab companies. And since Jolley Trolley is not operating its North County extension service in Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs for New Year's Eve, we found some options for an alternate sober ride home in other parts of Clearwater: United Taxi Clearwater Yellow Cab Co Mandalay Limo & Cab Service Have fun and be safe, so you can be around to enjoy "lucky" 2013.
Friday, December 28, 2012
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
There are a host of options in Pinellas County, depending on your mood and motivation.
There is no shortage of things to do in Pinellas County on New Year's Eve. Here's but a sampling of what's in store for revelers. Do you have recommendations? Let us know in the comments below! 1.) Clearwater: An elegant evening of dance, food and classical music is in store for folks who attend "Salute to Vienna" at Ruth Eckerd Hall. At 6 p.m., a buffet dinner starts the evening, featuring Wild Mushroom Soup, a Salad Bar, Prime Rib, Chicken Beauregard, Black Truffle Gnocchi with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce and more. After indulging the taste buds, guests are in store for another treat: "Salute to Vienna" returns for a the 14th year with 75 musicians, European singers and dancers in beautiful costumes. Guests are encouraged to buy their …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Clearwater Police will be on alert for intoxicated drivers on Saturday and Sunday.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 30, 2011
Clearwater Police will be on the lookout for impaired drivers over New Year's weekend, according to a news release. From the release: "The Clearwater Police Department Traffic Enforcement Team and other assigned officers will be looking for impaired drivers this New Year's holiday weekend. Drinking impairs your abilities to maneuver and react while driving a vehicle, therefore, increasing your chances of being involved in a crash. "According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during December 2009, there were 753 people killed in crashes that involved drivers or motorcycle riders with blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. If that's not deterrent enough, consider the penalties for a first DUI conviction: "Below …