Sunlake High teacher lands geography fellowship

In her AP Human Geography classes, Sunlake High School teacher Anne Cullison strives to “lift the veil” on what the world is really like. She often tells her students: “Everything is geography, and geography is everything.” The local educator soon will get a chance to broaden her knowledge and add to her kit of tools for teaching. She is one of just 50 teachers nationwide selected as a … [Read more...]

Campaign 2016: Something to talk about

Everyone knows the old saying, the one designed to keep peace among restless kinfolk: Never discuss religion or politics. Sandy Graves knows it, too, and spurns it at every turn. “If it weren’t for religion and politics,” she says breezily, “I wouldn’t have anything to talk about.” This, as anyone who knows the first lady of Land O’ Lakes, is not entirely true. She can do hours on the history … [Read more...]

Putting the spotlight on substance abuse

Taking aim at substance abuse requires a new mindset, if efforts are to succeed, speakers said at the fifth annual Substance Abuse Prevention Conference on April 29. The biggest crisis hitting Florida today is the heroin and opioid epidemic, but the issue isn’t treated that way, said Mark Fontaine, executive director of Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association. “We have 13 cases of Zika … [Read more...]