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2013-09-10 23:01:38

Sarasota, Florida based 1-800-ASK-GARY, a free doctor and lawyer referral service provided in the wake of an injury or accident, announced on Monday that it would be sponsoring the “Bubba’s Bikes for Badges” event on September 14, 2013. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Sarasota, Florida based 1-800-ASK-GARY, a free doctor and lawyer referral service provided in the wake of an injury or accident, announced on Monday that it would be sponsoring the “Bubba’s Bikes for Badges”...

2013-02-15 16:23:13

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Christopher Lobo. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130215/DC61162) In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online...

2011-08-08 15:14:00

SUWANEE, Ga., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Vision Airlines published its winter schedule and announced a shift in the fall flight schedule. Vision Airlines will continue to serve the Destin/Ft. Walton Beach area with flights from Atlanta, Louisville, Memphis/Tunica, Orlando/Sanford, and St. Petersburg/Tampa/Clearwater throughout the fall and winter. Little Rock will continue to have service to Destin/Ft. Walton Beach until November 2nd. The company will add routes to its winter...

2011-07-30 00:01:04

Air Critical Care LLC, a worldwide Air Ambulance Services has become a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. Punta Gorda, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Air Critical Care LLC is a Florida-based air ambulance company offering global patient transportation and medical evacuation services and now will be a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. "Our new relationship with Blue Cross allows us to offer the best...

2009-06-09 12:41:00

UMATILLA, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida State Elks Association, a fraternal organization with 69,000 members will hold its 2nd annual Army of Hope picnics Saturday, June 13th at nine Elks Lodges across the state. The Army of Hope is a special project of the Veterans' Services Committee of the Florida State Elks Association. Its mission is to provide assistance to the families of deceased, disabled, and deployed members of the military in Florida. Last year the picnics and...

2008-10-20 15:00:21

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honorable William A. Pope, II, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Administrative Law Judge, issued an oral initial decision on October 17, 2008, reversing an Emergency Order issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on June 10, 2008, which revoked the Air Carrier Certificate held by Air Trek, Inc., an air ambulance operator based in Punta Gorda, FL. The nine (9) day hearing took place during three separate sessions over a five week...

2008-09-17 21:00:18

By Sharon Linstedt A South Carolina-based airline will offer a new Florida flight option out of Niagara Falls starting in December. Direct Air, which until recently was known as Myrtle Beach Direct Air & Tour, will begin non-stop flights to Punta Gorda, Fla., from the Niagara Falls International Airport on Dec. 5. Direct Air will utilize the Charlotte County Airport, located just outside Punta Gorda, about 30 miles south of Fort Myers. The new direct flight, which will depart...

2004-11-26 15:00:04

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Sarah Mason's home, which she bought with tips from cleaning other houses, started leaking during Hurricane Frances. Then came Hurricane Jeanne. Mason lost about everything, and she had no insurance. The four hurricanes that slammed Florida this year forced 252,000 residents to ask for federal help because their homes were damaged or destroyed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to provide temporary homes for at least 10,000 families - the equivalent of...