Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Monday, April 09, 2012
Learning Gate Community School is hosting its 3rd Annual EcoFest.
EcoFest 2012 will be held on April 14, 2012 on the school grounds at 16215 Hanna Rd in Lutz, Florida. The event will be open to the public from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Admission to the event is free.
There will be live music, workshops (including building rain barrels and creating container gardens), demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce. EcoFest at Learning Gate Community School is Saturday April 14 from 9a to 3p. It’s a free event for the community and will feature over 100 green vendors as well as some relevant workshops like building rain barrels and collecting rain water, creating a container garden and a presentation by Tampa Electric.
How to Conserve and Store water as our natural resource
Virginia Overstreet - Water Wise
Making a difference, Recycle, Garbage, reusing.... Keep our County Beautiful
Pat Deplasco - Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful
Growing Scientists Hands-On Environmental Projects
Jim McGinity - Learning Gate
What is composting, and how nature processes organic materials
Project Based Learning at Learning Gate Middle/High
Summer Solomon - Learning Gate
Garden Containers- easy gardening for everyone
How to effectively store rain water and how it benefits us
Greening Your Environment - How you can inspire others to be more eco-friendly and earth conscious.
Lisa Custer - Going Green Tampa
I know Virginia Overstreet. She has a fantastic Florida Friendly Yard in Seminole Heights. Her workshop will be very good.
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 4/09/2012 07:36:00 PM
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 4/03/2012 06:23:00 PM
Monday, March 12, 2012
Why do local advertisers continue to advertise on Hate Radio 970 WFLA?
Here are some of Rush Limbaugh's recent Sandra Fluke rants that were heard via the Texaco Xpress Lube Studios of 970 WFLA
Many of the 50 plus advertisers who pulled their ads have essentially said the same thing. "Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values." 970 WFLA continues to have Rush on the air. Does this mean that Rush's comments are in line with the values of Clear Channel Communications, 970 WFLA, General Manager Dan Diloreto, Program Director Steve Versnick, Sales Manager John Trimm, Hosts Jack Harris, Tedd Webb, Corey Dylan and others?
In light of this I propose new slog for Hate Radio 970 WFLA\
970 WFLA - Tampa Bay's Rush Hate Radio Station
970 WFLA - Your Daily Dose of Rush Hate
970 WFLA - Tampa Bay's Reverse Sewage Plant - Sending out Rush Sewage to all homes in Tampa Bay
970 WFLA - Rip off the knob and lock in Rush Hate
970 WFLA - Tampa Bay's Rush's Women Haters Club
970 WFLA - Free contraception if you send us your sex videos
970 WFLA - Women - Keep em barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen
970 WFLA - Solve the education budget crisis - don't send women to college - keep them dumb and dumber
970 WFLA - We don't confuse you with the facts - just twisted Rush Hate
970 WFLA - We don't need no stinking sex education - just twisted Rush Hate
970 WFLA - Moving you from Free Speech to Hate Speech
**Update** There are now 141 advertisers who have pulled their ads from Rush's show or have specifically asked that their ads not be aired during Rush Hours including:
21st Century Insurance
Advance Auto Parts
Advil (All products)
Schiff – Digestive Advantage
Schiff – Mega Red
Allegra (all products)
Johnson & Johnson (All Brands)
Schiff – Move Free
Schiff - Sustenex
Scotts Miracle-Gro (all products)
Sears (All products)
Sterling/Kay Jared Jewelers
The Home Depot
Napa Auto Parts
Twinings of London
Tyson/Wright Brand Bacon
One Main Financial
O’ Reilly Auto Parts
U. S. Postal Service
General Motors (All products -GM Certified Service, Chevy, Onstar, Cadillac, etc)
Gold Bond (all products)
ProNutrients (all products)
Green Mountain Coffee
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 3/12/2012 08:46:00 PM
Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Southern Brewing and Wine Making is going up for their wet zoning tonight 12/8/11 at Tampa City Council. They are the first item on the 6 PM agenda. Please post this information on the blog.
We need as many people there as possible.
The wet zoning restricts the sale of distilled liquors to before 11 PM. No package sales of distilled liquors. No amplified music outside and doors must be closed if amplified music inside.
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 12/08/2011 10:22:00 AM
Friday, March 11, 2011
"I’m dedicating one post a week to the value of ink and paper books. My goal is 100 posts; 100 reasons they shine over e-books. My intention is not to trash e-books. I accept the digital future. But I don’t prefer e-readers and I mourn the downfall of print books. I only have 25 reasons on my list, so the Quest is to grow that list. If you’d like to share your reasons, please leave them in comments. If yours is one I don’t have, I’ll use it and credit your name.
Reason # 1. Paper books are physical treasures. When you pull them from your shelf to read again or to enjoy leafing through, you remember where you got them . . . ." (more)
If you have a reason of your own, go to Word Weaves and add a comment.
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 3/11/2011 02:35:00 PM
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Tampa City Council Candidate Kelly Benjamin released his second viral campaign video today, this one focused on creating a better quality of life in Seminole Heights.
You can watch the video here:
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 2/05/2011 10:07:00 PM
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Kelly Benjamin is running for the District 6 seat on the Tampa City Council on a pragmatic, common sense platform based on neighborhood revitalization, small business support, and improved transit (including making Seminole Heights a station if the light rail proposal passes in November).
He just filed on Monday so he does not have a website up and running yet, but he will in the next week or so. He will be qualifying via petition again and canvasing all over Seminole Heights and West Tampa in the coming weeks.
Although I'm not living in the area, I throw my support behind Kelly Benjamin. This is his second try for this office. He has a lot of interesting life and work experience since then and I think he will do a good job as a city council member.
For more details read the Creative Loafing article and TampaBay.com Bay Buzz blog
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 9/01/2010 10:56:00 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
An email I received from reader Wendy who asked that I post this:
> The new rules for installation of electric fences, barbed wire, and razor
> wire are going before City Council on Thursday evening at 5:30 PM. The
> proposed rule states that any business that can show they had criminal
> activity on their property can be allowed to put in an electric fence,
> barbed wire or razor.
> A more comprehensive proposal was put forward but, apparently, City Council
> did not put it forward.
> This ordinance will be sent to the Planning Commission as it is written
> unless we can get City Council to either
> a) continue this to allow public input or
> b) modify this.
> The proposed verbiage that was set forth originally but was not approved
> A variance can be had allowing an electric fence, razor wire, or barbed wire
> if the applicant can:
> "1) provide documented police reports that clearly demonstrate criminal
> activity occurred at the property during the two years prior to the variance
> request, Reports of false alarms cannot be used to demonstrate a
> significant security need.
> 2) Provide evidence that, at the time the criminal activity occurred other
> means of security protection devices were installed and in proper operating
> condition. Other means of security protection devices include, but are not
> limited to, alarm systems, guard dogs, security personnel, and/or adequate
> chain link or sold wall fencing, when allowed.
> In applying the variance criteria, the VERB,, ARC, or BLC shall balance the
> applicant's need for the variance with the visual impact to the surrounding
> community. The purpose of the provision is to ensure that any use of
> electric fencing barbed wire or razor wire should be used only as the
> extreme last resort of property protection."
> Based on what is currently being proposed, any business that is broken into
> can get a variance for barbed wire, razor wire or an electric fence.
> If you cannot attend Thursday night, please send an email to
> Tampacitycouncil@tampagov.net asking them to change the ordinance as
> originally proposed. If ou want to send me your email, I will read it into
> the record.
> The more people that show up, the greater the impact.
> Thank you,
> Susan Long
Posted by David Scott Banghart at 8/11/2010 11:16:00 AM