Memory Of A Large Christmas recounts the heartfelt and heartwarming memories of renown Southern writer Lillian Smith's turn of the century childhood and her family's celebrations of Christmas. Smith's friend and one of the great ladies of American theater, Eugenia Rawls, reads Smith's nostalgic account of simpler times.
Everyone's favorite "Hitman" David Foster joins GP superstar Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics as they share the stage to present an elegant collection of seasonal favorites. Showcasing Bocelli's unmistakable soaring vocals are lush new arrangements given the distinctive Foster touch for an inspiring concert performance.
First Lutheran Church and School, 1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater, is having a food drive on December 19th from 10 am to 2 pm to benefit the Homeless Emergency Project. Please bring your perishable (turkeys, hams, etc.) as well as non-perishable food items to the west side of the gym near the school. Last year, HEP prepared over 103,000 meals for the homeless in our area.
Florida State Senator Paula Dockery is once again leading the opposition to the CSX and Florida rail system deal, Florida State economists will release a quarterly revenue estimate today whcih Governor Crist will use for a proposed 2010 state budget, TC5214 is the anti-depressant drug that is being developed at the University of South Florida in hopes of making its way to the market in coming years. a Hillsborough County math teacher is arrested for possession of child pornography, commuter rail is set for a vote next week, and Florida's graduation rate goes up.
Helping Homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says as many as a third of the nation’s homeless people are veterans. The issue has gained such prominence recently that the VA secretary has pledged to end homelessness among veterans within five years -- and he’s planning to spend billions to do it. But how bad is the problem in the Bay area? We’ll take a look at that and the help that’s out there for veterans on the streets.