James Matthews is a junior studying piano performance at the University of West Florida. The Lakeland, FL native has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall this spring. Matthews was recently honored as a 2014 American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition Honorable Mention Winner. He competed against students from countries such as Serbia, Russia, and China.
The author of “Mirror Mirror off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year” recently gave a talk at the University of West Florida about body image and her book. Kjerstin Grys is a doctoral candidate at the department of sociology at University of California Los Angeles. In 2011, she decided to take a year without consciously looking at mirrors.
Escambia County is a less healthy place this year compared to 2013, and also compared to most of the other counties across Florida.
Escambia County’s overall health outcomes rating dropped from number 55 to 57th among Florida’s 67 counties, in the fifth annual County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Susan Turner at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County. The study focuses on community factors that influence health, along with available data.
In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper looks at the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. According to revised data released Thursday (March 27) by the Commerce Department, GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. The growth rate is slightly better than the 2.4% estimate published in February, but was down from 3.2% originally reported in January. Harper says “Overall, it’s a pretty good report,” noting increases in 1) consumer spending, 2) business investment spending, and 3) exports.
Despite this week’s winter-like temperatures, spring is here and residents have begun to beautify their yards. For expert advice on what to do and when, we’re continuing our occasional series on gardening with Jonathon Heidi Escambia County horticulturalist Beth Bolles, hosts of WUWF TV’s Southern Gardening.
Despite ads encouraging you to "get a jump on spring,” Bolles says it’s far better to hold off for a bit when it comes to lawn fertilization and nitrogen.