Mystic Jungle Educational Facility

http://www.sweetbarefoot.com/wp-content/uploads/Vera-Fury.jpg     It was a trip to the jungle today as we met Mrs. Vera Chaples, vice President and Co-Founder, of Mystic Jungle Educational Facility http://mysticjungle.org/ at 13429 S. Hwy 129 in Live Oak. The Facility is home to many endangered and exotic species (including Fury pictured above with Vera) and other wildlife.  The mission behind Mystic Jungle is to educate on conservation and preservation of all species. Guided tours are available by calling 954-325-2128. Tours are free but by appointment only. Today, on “In Touch With The Suwannee Valley” we learned about some of the big cat residents at the facility, enjoy…

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Technolgy Mandates to Schools

Tom Moffses

Tom Moffses

State mandates concerning the elimination of text books mean an increase in technology and the price tag will challenge the budget of many school systems.

Florida lawmakers are requiring half of all classroom instruction is delivered digitally by 2015.

But the first deadline comes early next year when Florida students take a new suite of online exams. Millions of U.S. students will join them.

The tests are tied to the new Common Core standards fully adopted by 44 states.

How will all this impact the Hamilton County School System? We caught up with Superintendent Tom Moffses and spoke about the issue on “In Touch With The Suwannee Valley”. Here’s a portion of that conversation..enjoy..

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Join “In Touch With The Suwannee Valley” Wednesday as Sgt. Tracy Pace of the Florida Highway Patrol joins us to discuss safety on the roadways. We will also be joined Anne Dawson, with the Wellborn Community Association and talk about the upcoming Blueberry Festival this weekend.

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Tom Moffses Stops By “In Touch With The Suwannee Valley”

It’s a busy time of year as the 2013-2014 school year wraps up. Hamilton County School Superintendent, Tom Moffses, stopped by to talk about year end activities and a had a message to the graduates. Enjoy….

Tom Moffses

Tom Moffses

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The Florida Folk Festival is this weekend!

The Florida Folk Festival will be held May 23-25 at The Stephen Foster Folk  Culture Center State Park. The annual event, in it’s 62 year, is a celebration of Florida’s best Music, Arts and Culture. Joining us on “In Touch With The Suwannee Valley” this morning was Award winning fine artist, Janet Moses. Janet has participated with The Florida Folk Festival for many years and is well known for her unique primitive folk art. Her work can be admired on Facebook, Pinterest, Ebay and more. Here was our conversation, enjoy…Janet Pic

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