Holiday

Florida Snow Angels

The weather forecast for the Flight-to-the-North-Pole Holiday Party is clear with a patch of snow. Over a hundred children and their families living in the Sarasota/Bradenton Area are invited to their own private holiday party with special celebrity guest, Santa Claus. He flies in on a Sheriff-escorted helicopter to enjoy lunch with the kids. Santa […]




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Heritage Turkeys

  AquaNew’s corporate headquarters has many wild turkeys outside. Each one is our wild pet and Rob feeds them sweet feed and cracked corn several times a day. I will be working in the office and suddenly there is a loud bang on the door! It is a large tom turkey fussing with his reflection […]




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Caldron Symbols in Our Everyday Life

The folklore of the witch’s boiling caldron can stir “magick” that can be both harmful and healing. The caldron is still represented in our everyday life. Next time you visit a pharmacy, take a closer look at the mortar and pestle symbol…it is an undersized caldron.           Song of the Witches: […]




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Luxury Car Show to Benefit Flight to the North Pole

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Place: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL. The public is invited to this car show that benefits the nonprofit Flight to the North Pole Foundation. AquaNew’s gift is snow for the Foundation’s annual Christmas party, when local children and their family members can have fun […]




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Jacob the Camel Also Celebrated the 2016 Holidays

Last week, we announced that Luna, the Christmas Tree climbing cat, won the grand prize for the Be the Ahh Pets! Contest. Jacob the Camel, another of the nine entries included for the final raffle drawing, has an additional holiday story as well. You might recall Jacob is the gentle giant that allows goat kids […]




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2016 Flight-to-the-North-Pole Holiday Party for Terminally-ill Children and Their Families (December 8, 2016)

Have you entered into the treasures of the snow … which I have reserved against the time of trouble …  (New King James Version, Job 38:22-23) A fun day for families who are troubled. Snow is indeed a treasured miracle that is obvious in the eyes of children when they discover a patch of snow in […]




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A Seasonal Miracle – The Story of Green Fingernail Polish

Green fingernail polish can be festive for the holiday season, but it also represents to Rob and me the miracle of sight this season. Last July, we learned about a patient who receives eye therapies from Dr. Walter “Buck” Campbell, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She painted her fingernails green to re-train her brain […]




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Secret Gourley Family Recipe: Southern Black-Eyed Peas with a Northern Twist

Northerner Rob Gourley married into a Southern family, and eating bland black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck is tradition. No, this is not Rob’s recipe on how to make Watt-Ahh®. The next best kept secret is Rob Gourley’s other recipe … how to make Southern black-eyed peas more edible and delicious with […]




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Holiday Mishaps: Cleaning Bubbles for Linens

In celebration of the holidays, the host and hostess will bring out their family’s heirlooms of crystal glasses, fine china and delicate linen tablecloths and napkins. Unfortunately, during the festivities, spills can easily happen leaving behind the staining hallmarks of red wine and turkey gravy – even cranberry sauce gets thrown in. You might want […]




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Ahh-mazing AHA! Discovery for December 2015: The Truth Behind Santa’s Flying Reindeer (Well … Maybe.)

For those who thought Rudolph – with his nose so bright – drank more than his fair share of spiked egg nog, listen up. More likely, reindeer grazed on hallucinogenic mushrooms – Amanita muscaria – that grow on the Siberian tundra. Perhaps the inspiration for the legendary Rudolph may have come from a red mushroom […]




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