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by Andrew Hodges posted Jun 10 2014 10:17AM


Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most incredible healing tonics you will find anywhere, period.  I honestly swear by this stuff.  We'll at least when it comes to weight management.  I use it on the daily and it definitely helps as you will see when you get to number 26.   I found this list of the 30 Amazing Uses and Healing Powers of Apple Cider Vinegar and had to share it.   It really is amazing and very inexpensive.   Check It Out for yourself.   

Here’s a graphic with 20 uses for Apple Cider Vinegar, but to be honest with you, they’re not even the cream of the crop. Wait until you see the list BELOW the picture, that will blow your mind so hard you’ll probably run straight for the pantry and start mixing it into everything before you even finish reading the article.


21. Apple cider vinegar can detoxify your home.

This is an acidic mixture which is ridiculously strong, which means yes: It is in fact a cleaning agent. You can use it straight or mix it with water and other soaps to create your own household soaps and detergents to use on your floors, windows, clothes, and dishes. Hell, you can even put it in your hand-soap bottles! With that addition, you save tons of money on cleaning supplies, and drastically reduce the amount of chemicals and toxins in your home.

22. It can make your hair shine.

Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair’s body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results.

23. It can remove stains from teeth.

Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar, and rinse with water. Simple enough instructions to follow, am I right?

24. It can soothe sunburnt skin.

Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburn. Alternatively, if you want to rub it on without a bath, PLEASE mix it with water first. The intensity and strength of ACV if directly put on your skin could really hurt, although afterwards there’s no doubt you’d probably feel freaking fantastic ;)

25. It’s an all-natural massage treatment.

Rubbing apple cider vinegar on your hands and feet will give massage-like benefits and relief to tired hands and feet.

26. Apple cider vinegar can aid in weight loss.


For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient in apple cider vinegar).

In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, it was found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol that we want to avoid.

27. Apple cider vinegar will balance your entire inner body system.

The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Hence, my desire to sip some a few times a day for a natural boost of energy.

As part of balancing the body’s pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.

28. The use of Apple Cider Vinegar is effective in repelling fleas on your pets.

One part vinegar and one part water can be sprayed on your pets fur and rubbed in generously to the skin. Saturate the entire coat, and continue every day for a few days to a week. Any flea infestation will surely be gone.

29. It can help your body get rid of candida.

This vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida—yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans. Candida also is blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings, and yeast infections.

30. It’s an all-natural room freshener.

Apple cider vinegar will clean your toilets and leave your bathroom smelling like apples! Just pour apple cider vinegar into the toilet, and allow it to sit overnight. 


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(there is so much good info, I have to include it all!) 

Bonus 1. Catching Flies

Flies are so bothersome… Take some ACV in a jar or a glass with a plastic lid or some kind of lid. Poke a few holes in it so the air can escape and flies can go through. They’ll get stuck in the drink and you’ll be free from their pesky bothersome ways.

Bonus 2. ACV is great for your lymphatic system.

This miracle vinegar helps to break up mucous throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. Believe it or not, research suggests that apple cider vinegar can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucous and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help stave off sinus infections and their related symptoms, such as sore throats and headaches.

Bonus 3. It Cures Athletes Foot Altogether

I have only recently found this one out, but I have personally witnessed it happening right before my eyes. Within a matter of days, with a single daily rubbing of ACV on a foot that has athletes foot, the foot is healed in its entirety, leaving nothing but a few lines as to the old effected area… and even they faded away within a day or two after that.

So as you can see this is why I Mandy Williamson Swear by this stuff.  So glad I came across this website who really breaks it down for you.  You're welcome and Enjoy your new healthy lifestyle with Apple Cider Vinegar ;) 


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by Andrew Hodges posted Jun 6 2014 7:14AM
Weekly Full day camps

Boys And Girls Club:  
Now registering for summer!  Program dates June 13th-Aug 15th 
Kids can enjoy a summer full of Arts & Crafts, Field Trips, Sports & Recreations, A Game and play room. 

 3 locations Call between 12-6pm
  • Frank Brown Park on Panama City Beach-850-236-3030
  • St. Andrews-850-763-3546
  • Millville-850-785-2747
Rates:  Youth 6-12 $375   Youth 13-18 $275 for the whole summer. 

Kids’ College Summer programs at Gulf Coast State College.  
  • Digital Kids-Multimedia software teaches your child the layout of the computer keyboard. Integrated music and puzzle activities make learning keyboard fun! 
  • Rockin’ Robotics-Young engineers will work to build robots using the Lego Mindstorm NXT Robotics. 
  • Junior CSI-Crime Scene Investigation will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in through the application of crime scene analysis, evidence gathering, critical thinking, and communication and presentation skills. 
  • Marine Science-Get hands-on learning through fun activities designed to allow you to explore our local ecosystem
  • The Art of Theatre- Learn the craft of theater including staging, acting, singing, dancing, and costuming from a seasoned pro.
Most of these classes are for 7-10 year olds and time varies from 9am to 4pm
For general information on Kids’ College, call Kelli at 850.867.0732 CLICKHERE FOR MORE INFO.


Science and Discovery Center

308 Airport Road, Panama City, Florida 32405 (850) 769-6128

Karate Summer Camp 

Call 850-785-2024 or stop by the Karate Training Center 3414 Jenks Ave
 Your kids will learning discipline, respect and self defense! This includes fitness exercises, power tumbling skills, coordination drills along with other children in our program. We will practice martial arts every day, some days we will go out on our our door fitness area for out door activities and even go on field trips! We offer a study room, reading time, karate studies, crafts games and brain building skills. ALL THIS IN JUST ONE SUMMER SESSION.
Summer Camp Cost
$75 dollars per week per child
Children bring their own lunch, we provide snacks.
Parents will be advised of other activities and any additional items needed.
Karate Training Centers Sumer Camp Karate Program Schedule
Monday - Friday 7am til 5:30pm.

 Dragon Dojo Summer Program!!!

We are teaching children martial arts, goal setting & achievement, self-defense, public speaking, fitness, nutrition, stranger danger, bully prevention & more! 

    ​.The summer program will be 9 weeks long with a four day break for the 4th of July weekend.

    .​Enrollment is a first come first serve basis! You may enroll in some, or all of the camp, and you may pick and choose your weeks.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

P.I.T Academy At The Rock Pile

If you are looking for a training ground that will take you or your child to the next level, look no further! The Rock Pile is offering the community the P.I.T. Academy! 
  • Ages 10-18, Boys and Girls welcome! 
  • Starts June 9th.  Group Sessions M,T,TH 9am-11am or 4pm-6pm 
  • Rates anywhere from $29 for one to $179 for the month.
Sign up and pay now online to reserve your place!
  CLICK HERE!!!   

McKinney Fitness on Panama City Beach
Summer Kids Fit Program 
  • They will be holding a 5 week program (all on Saturdays)
  • 75 minute fitness camp. 
  • Ages will range from 5/6- 12/13.  
  • Water and snack break provided and included 
  • Call John with any questions 850 348 3698.

Dolphin Day Camp! At Gulf World
  • Spend the day at Gulf World Marine Park meeting our amazing animals and going behind the scenes in our animal departments. 
  • Price is $65.00 Per Person (plus tax)
  • Must be 7 to 12 years old to participate.
  • Maximum number of Dolphin Day Camp campers: 14
  • Minimum number of campers required: 4
  • Pizza lunch, drinks and a snack are provided.
  • Receive a complimentary Gulf World Marine Park t-shirt and a 5×7 photo with one of our animal stars.
  • For more information call 850-234-5271 or email

Vet Camp! Gulf World

This specialty camp is only offered in June & July

Thinking about becoming a veterinarian? Participate in Gulf World Marine Park’s Vet Camp and take part in the daily life of our Veterinary Staff. 
  • Price is $75.00 Per Person (plus tax)
  • Must be 8 to 13 years old to participate.
  • Maximum number of Vet Camp campers: 8
  • Minimum number of campers: 4
  • Pizza lunch, drinks and a snack are provided.

Summer Safari Zoo Camp At Zoo World  
To Register call 850-230-1243

Visual Arts Center :

 19 E 4th St, (850) 769-4451

If your kids love Art then you might want to check this out.


Possible summer programs
  • Panastics Gymnastics & Cheer Tumbling: 850-872-0375
709 W 13th Street, Panama City, FL 32401

·  Gymnastics Plus: Two locations- Panama City Beach 249-1155 or Lynn Heaven 769-1159.   Summer camp starts June 9th- Aug 15th weekly field trips, games and more.  


·First Baptist Church: 640 Grace Ave Panama City Fl,32401 (850) 785-6146. 

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by Andrew Hodges posted Jun 3 2014 7:10AM
Close up of a graduation cap and a certificate with a ribbon
Life Begins at the end of your comfort zone.  This quote told to me by a friend really stuck with me however it wasn’t until I actually live by it when I started to notice change.  You see you’ve got to put yourself in uncomfortable situations before you can actually start to live your life and start discovering who you are as a person.  

Now I’m not saying for you to go out and rob a bank or blow all your parents money at the strip club or maybe that’s your thing….. I don’t know……..I’m just simply saying that once you start doing the things you’ve always wanted to do but were maybe too afraid or didn’t think you had it in you to do, that’s when you start to notice change. 

High School was fun and you’ve created memories where some will last a life time and others will start to fade. 
Now is the time to cut all the bull crap.  Put down the cell phones, the twitter, the facebook, the Instagram, Vine, snap chat and whatever else I may be leaving off AND start doing you.  You are your main focus. 

Let’s face it the economy sucks with fewer job opportunities and honestly you don’t want to miss out on an amazing opportunity because you were too busy making useless excuses as to why you couldn’t reach the unthinkable.
This my friends the Graduating class of 2014 is the end of your comfort Zone.
It’s a world of mess out there: Debts, taxes, death, marriages, divorces and money problems.  All are things you will come in contact with but remember life is short so make the best out of it. 

When you leave here today and move into the next stage of your life, you can either follow someone else's path or you can choose to create your own.  
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