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Diane Bedard

Diane Bedard is an award-winning writer and member of Florida Outdoor Writer's Association (FOWA). She calls herself “Florida’s Original NatureCoaster,” having written about Florida's Nature Coast since 2004. She published Travelhost of the Nature Coast, a 54 page full color magazine, from 2004-2010. Today, Diane is the Publisher of NatureCoaster.com, an online magazine. Her writing credits include Gems of the Nature Coast and VisitCitrus.com, and is proud to contribute feature stories for the Hernando Times, Pasco Times, and the Hernando Sun.

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Pat Manfredo

Pat Manfredo

Pat Manfredo has a gift for making "friends" with wildlife and photographing them. She resides on Florida's Nature Coast and generously shares an image daily with the NatureCoaster community. Her daily images are archived on the Photo of the Day Archives page under the Articles Menu. Her images can be ordered by filling out the NatureCoaster contact page with what you want. Pat will get back in touch with you to take care of the details.

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Captain William Toney

Captain William Toney

Captain William Toney is a 4th generation fishing guide and Homosassa native. He specializes in Red Fish, Trout, and Tarpon, to just name a few. His boat is a custom built 23' Tremblay Flats Boat powered by Mercury Outboards. Capt. William Toney is a full time guide. U.S.C.G. licensed, insured and member of the Homosassa Guide's Association. His web site is http://www.homosassainshorefishing.com/ and you can call him to schedule a charter at 352-422-4141

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Sally White

Award-winning outdoor writer, photographer, and artist, Sally White is an avid kayaker and spring hunter. Writing for 20+ years, her contributions are found in publications world-wide. A member of Florida Outdoor Writers Association, she enjoys exploring the wilder side of Florida and believes introducing families to the wonders of the outdoors is key to saving these natural resources for future generations. Read more about her outdoor adventures on Adventures of Mom and Florida for Families.

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Debbie Selsalvage

Debbie Selsavage is a Certified Trainer in Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care and in 2015 launched her own company, Coping with Dementia LLC. Its mission is to make life better for individuals and families living with dementia. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and past-president of the Alzheimer’s Family Organization. She is also a Certified Positive Approach to Care Consultant, and in 2017, she was named a Citrus County Health Care Hero for public outreach.

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Richard Riley

Richard Riley

Richard was a journalist and photographer in US Navy and reserves from 1968-1993. He has been working with digital cameras since 2000 as a stringer and employee for local newspapers for 60 years. He is a Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and a passionate advocate for the Northeast Pasco Rural Corridor initiative.

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Florida's Original NatureCoaster™

Florida's Original NatureCoaster™

Florida's Nature Coast consists of eight counties along the Gulf of Mexico, ranging from Pasco County up to Wakulla County. NatureCoaster.com covers the best of Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco Counties featuring events, activities, history, people, businesses and events from Zephyrhills to New Port Richey, Inverness to Crystal River - and all points in-between. Florida's Original NatureCoaster is the name we use for our press release content.

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