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Kristin Fourie – Perspectives – REAL Community

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Going Green By Kristin Fourie The recent Round Up lawsuit resulting in a payout of $289 million to a school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with terminal cancer after using the product, raises questions about the chemicals we use in and around our associations regularly. Are certain maintenance products harmful to residents and can the Association be held liable for damages incurred? Are ‘green’ products effective? How does the use of maintenance products effect algae in our ponds? A panel of local professionals covered this topic while addressing homeowner concerns. The Community Association Network Group (C.A.N.) offers complimentary educational seminars twice […]

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Crystal DaCorta – Perspectives – My Internship Experience

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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My Internship Experience By Crystal DaCorta This summer, I was fortunate to join the team at Real Exclusive Magazine as an intern for the health section of the magazine. Before starting, I knew I wanted to learn how to incorporate my passion for health in the modern communication field, but lacked a feeling of direction. When I found this opportunity at the magazine I felt like I found my calling and could finally start gathering meaningful work experience that could help me choose a future career path. With this internship I was able to learn much more about health in […]

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REAL tribute – Victor Young

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Thank You Victor Young By Poonam Maini Photograph By James Corwin Johnson Victor Young is a man with many talents; a master entrepreneur, visionary and executive coach. At The Daily Life Coach his podcast is heard in over 35 countries around the world on Apple iTunes and Sound Cloud. He is co-owner of BMW of Sarasota, Lamborghini Sarasota, Land Rover Ocala, Jaguar of Ocala, International Auto Spa and Digital Caviar Productions. Victor is a writer, director and producer at Victor Young Productions as well and enjoys tapping into his creative side. According to Victor, “I’ve always had a passion for […]

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Becca Z Towery – Perspectives – REAL Style

Monday, December 18, 2017

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Fashion Savvy Philanthropist Fashion & Beauty For A Cause By Becca Z. Towery REAL STYLE is when Fashion & Beauty come together for a cause. Being a fashion-savvy philanthropist isn’t just about buying clothes or products: it’s about raising awareness for a cause close to your heart. For example, We’ve Got Style teamed up with REAL Exclusive Magazine to raise awareness of “self-esteem, self-worth and self-image” of youth. Our Ranch Chic at The Lake Club event celebrated foxy fashions and beauty with a runway show and silent auction, donating proceeds to The Boys & Girls Clubs T.E.A.M Tennis Program. No […]

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Becca Smith – Perspectives – REAL Style

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Lilly Pulitzer – Loving Yourself In By Becca Z. Towery Photography by Jolanta Bremer of Jola Portraits The Women of the Sun Coast of Big Brothers Big Sisters are “loving themselves” in Lilly as they prepare for their first annual “Loving Yourself” Health & Beauty Extravaganza. Who are the Women of the Sun Coast? The Women of the Sun Coast of Big Brothers Big Sisters is a group of philanthropic professional women who support the organization’s mission to provide children each year with Big Brothers and Big Sisters to transform their lives. This extraordinary group of women come together to […]

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Becca Smith – Perspectives – REAL Style

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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Confidently Beautiful – TEAM Miss Sarasota USA By Becca Smith Photography by Jolanta Bremer of Jola Portraits The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful”. The MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA, and MISS TEEN USA pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their […]

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Becca Smith – Perspectives – REAL Style

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Style With A Cause Part III – Luxury, Limo & Lunch An Exclusive Saks Fifth Avenue – Fifth Avenue Club Shopping Experience By Becca Smith Photography by Jolanta Bremer of Jola Portraits REAL Style continues its three (3) part summer series on “Style with a Cause” – empowering and inspiring women through fashion and beauty and honoring amazing women who help raise funds to give back. The REAL Style spotlight is on Pinellas-Pasco HEART GALLERY this issue, whose mantra is “Every Child Deserves a Home”. Did you no on any given day, there are more than 3,100 children in foster […]

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Becca Smith – Perspectives – REAL Style

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Style With A Cause Part II – Cutting Loose For Charities By Becca Smith Photography by Jolanta Bremer of Jola Portraits REAL Style readers, I hope you have enjoyed the “Style with a Cause” summer series ─ empowering and inspiring women through fashion and beauty; honoring amazing women who choose to use their talents and time to give back to the community in which they work and live. When I think of a woman who has “Style with a Cause” Coral Pleas, Master Stylist/Founder of Cutting Loose Salon comes to mind. Coral and her staff are committed to inspiring women […]

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REAL cares – The Winward & Center For Building Hope

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Island Time At The Winward Hosted by: Nutter Custom Construction Featuring: Center for Building Hope Event Photos Below

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Habitat For Humanity By Renee Snyder

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Habitat For Humanity – Myths And Facts By Renee Snyder Take a moment and learn the true facts about Habitat for Humanity. You’ll be surprised at the misconceptions you may have. MYTH: Habitat gives away homes to welfare recipients and poor people. FACT: Applicants must have sufficient income to pay mortgage payments of approximately $650 monthly, not to exceed 30% of their take-home pay, and have an acceptable credit record and payment history.  They also have to make a down payment of $2,000 and contribute 300-500 hours of “sweat equity” on the construction of their home or another Habitat home. […]

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Max, My Southeastern Guide Dog By Chris McNamee

Sunday, March 29, 2009

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March 28th is Max’s “gotcha” day. It was two years ago on that day that I received Max, my yellow lab from Southeastern Guide Dogs. I have a degenerative retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa, which has reduced my field of vision to just a sliver, and destroyed all my night vision.

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