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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wanted: Ugliest Yards in Tallahassee for Front Yard Makeover Show

Hey, y'all! Here’s a question, by chance, do you have the ugliest yard in Tallahassee? Or maybe you know someone who does, perhaps it’s your neighbor and it’s making property values plummet in the neighborhood.

Maybe something can be done to beautify that ugly yard. I was asked to share this information and maybe you know someone who fits the bill. Some financial assistance may be possible and there's no deadline but of course, the soon the better.

I don't know which network this show will air but the production company produces shows for A&E, DIY Network, and HGTV.


Nancy Glass Productions is casting for a major television network's front yard makeover show and is looking for homeowners who have had it with the outside of their house...or their neighbor's house!

Quite simply, we want the most run down, overgrown FRONT YARDS we can find! The ugliest, most dilapidated eyesore in the neighborhood! Cars on cinder blocks, peeling paint, and falling shutters will be awarded bonus points!

Must be outgoing and be willing to be on camera. Some financial assistance may be possible. Act now!

Email us at casting@nancyglassproductions.comand in the subject line, please write FRONT YARD MAKEOVER with photos, contact info, and a brief description of your story.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Oh My, Tallahassee. You're Getting Swanky.

Earlier this summer I had a whirlwind business trip to Tallahassee and while some things seemed the same, I could see other things are moving forward in Florida's capital city. I left two years ago in May and hadn't been back until August of this year.

I managed to stop at Barb's Southern Style Gourmet Brittles to check out the new flavor and grab some gourmet peanut brittle to bring back along with some homemade ice cream to enjoy while walking Lake Ella. The selections have expanded so much that they spill into two cabinets! (pictured below)

I also enjoyed a relaxing paddle down the Wakulla River with The Wilderness Way where we (other conference attendees) viewed birds, turtles and even manatees. There was a slight fog when we began and it burned out as the morning progressed. Spider webs tucked in the riverside weeds were jeweled with drops of dew glistening in the morning sun. Hearing the snort of a manatee while paddling the quiet river was a bit frightening when not knowing what it was but after seeing the manatee's tracker bobbing in the water, realized it was one of those awesomely cool moments.

While happy to visit my favorite hangouts, was super excited for the hotel. Walking into Hotel Duval, I couldn't believe this was Tallahassee. Whoa! Pretty swanky, my friends, and in a good way. Check out my review of Hotel Duval here.

In short, it's hip, cool and chic. Be sure to check out Level 8, the bar. Appears to be the place to be seen in Tallahassee and offers a sweet view of Florida's capital. When staying in Tallahassee again, I'd definitely stay there.

Want to do some of the things I did?

Barb's Southern Style Gourmet Brittles
Cottages at Lake Ella
1671 N. Monroe St.
Tel: (850) 385-9839

The Wilderness Way
3152 Shadeville Road
Wakulla Station/Crawfordville
Tel: (850) 877-7200

Hotel Duval

415 North Monroe St.
Tallahassee, Fla. 32301
Tel: 850-224-6000

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tallahassee-Based Band "Go Radio" Hosting Free CD Launch Party April 16

Hey Tallahassee! Show these local boys some love on Friday, April 16, 2010! Tallahassee-based band "Go Radio" has big news to share. They're hosting a FREE CD release show at Big Daddy's to celebrate the launch of their new EP called Do Overs and Second Chances, their debut on the Fearless Records label set to release April 20.

Vocalist Jason Lancaster may be a familiar name to you, he's ex-Mayday Parade. Mike Jansen of American Science and Daniel Lancaster as Stages and Stereos will be rockin' at this shindig which is also a tour kickoff party. Go Radio will be part of A Day To Remember’s "Toursick 2010" tour (April 19 – May 18).

While I haven't listened to the entire EP, tracks "Goodnight Moon" and "When Dreaming Gets Drastic" are rockin' sweet tunes for my ears. Check out other Do Overs and Second Chances tracks on Altpress and check out Go Radio’s MySpace page for tour information and all sorts of need-to-know info about the band.

Here are the deets for the Go Radio’s FREE CD Launch Party and Tour Kickoff Party
When: Friday, April 16
Where: Big Daddy’s, 654 W. Tennessee St., Tel: 850-561-6449
When: 7 p.m.
How Much: FREE! All ages welcome. FREE BEER for those 21 and older with proper ID
Why: Be Part of something rocking, fun and because I said so.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Hey, Mon! It’s the Easy Star All-Stars, April 13 at Engine Room

Check this out, recording artists Easy Star All-Stars will be making a stop in Tallahassee on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Engine Room (809 Railroad Ave.; Tel: 850-222-8090). This is one of three Florida appearances on the group’s Spring Tour 2010 (April 10 is Ybor City and April 12 is Orlando) which includes international dates, so feel lucky Tallahassee.

These are the days when I wished I lived in Tallahassee because honestly, the music scene is livelier than in my new community in Southwest Florida (which a Miami Herald columnists compared to Del Boca Vista of Seinfeld fame). Anyway…

Here are quick deets on Easy Star All-Stars and their April 13 Tallahassee appearance:

  • They put a fresh, reggae spin on pop and rock classics;
  • The group's 2003 album, Dub Side of the Moon, was a reggae re-vision of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and sold 90,000 copies, making it one of the most successful reggae albums of the 21st century;
  • They're so cool that even "The Mouse" is interested. With a release date of June 8, 2010, Easy Star All-Stars is one of several reggae artists on the CD by Walt Disney Records called The Disney Reggae Club. Easy Star All-Stars sing a remake of “Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat (from the animated flick, The Aristocats). Other artists on the album include UB40 and Ziggy Marley. They're definitely in good company;
  • While I haven't seen the band perform in person, I’ve checked out some of their videos and they just look like fun;
  • Spiritual Rez, the reggae-funk band will open for the headliners;
  • Admission for the event is $12. Purchase your tickets in advance online here.
Dress code of note: Engine Room does NOT permit high heels so ladies, don’t cause a scene and leave the heels at home (or in the car).

Check out their music on the Easy Star All-Stars MySpace page or website.

Now go be jammin’ April 13 with Easy Star All-Stars!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hey Tallahassee. Listen Up. Local Roller Derby Girl Needs Your Help

Cancer sucks. Thankfully, I don't have the illness but unfortunately, Tallahassee Rollergirl Stephanie who skates under the name 'Danger S', was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cervical cancer in Oct. 2009 and it's spread around her spine and most of her lymph nodes are affected. She doesn't have insurance and has a long road ahead.

The Tallahassee Rollergirls are raising money by going "topless" for Danger S - the tops of their heads, that is. Of course, this will only happen if specific funds are raised. And you have until about January 30, 2010, to make your donation, because that's chopping day at Railroad Square.

Learn more about the event and Stephanie's story on the "Spread the Love" blog.

I'll be making my donation once payday comes. And my connection to the Tallahassee Rollergirls? After seeing that amazing group of women skate, I was inspired to give the sport a try and skate with the Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby League (when I can make practice!).

So who's in to support Danger S and raise awareness for cervical cancer?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Here Come The Brides!

Brides to be, haven't found the perfect dress yet, or haven't started looking then this is the perfect event for you! The Studio Bridal off of 541 North Monroe Street is holding a fashion show January 17, 2010. This will be a great chance to check out the latest styles and make an appointment. The Studio also can outfit the entire wedding party. It is a one stop shop! The Studio Bridal is the perfect place to celebrate your upcoming wedding since this boutique is also celebrating their own 27th anniversary. So take a chance on the longest running bridal salon in Tallahassee. This could be the day you find "The One"!

Calling all young ladies in Tallahassee and surrounding areas. The Studio Bridal Salon is needing models for this event. If you are 5'9 or taller please
call Nikole Payne at 850-222-4888.