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Discovering five must see Pinellas places
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- The Florida Botanical Gardens is a public garden which is also home to Pinellas County Extension. The beautiful garden features native and tropical plants, demonstrating creative landscaping techniques.

The botanical beauty includes themed gardens - the tropical, rose, topiary, jazz, English cottage and celebration/wedding gardens. Guests might be treated to butterflies, herons, otters, eagles, and other wildlife encounters. One-of-a-kind gifts may be purchased in the Botanical Bounty gift shop. Call 582-2100.
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Located at the southernmost tip of Pinellas County, Fort De Soto County Park is the largest park in the county’s park system with 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands.

Opened in 1962, the park boasts sandy beaches, historic features and a wealth of recreational opportunities.

In 2005, the park’s North Beach topped Dr. Beach’s list of top American beaches. Citing its wide sugar sand beach, great shelling and thriving natural dunes, this much-deserved honor came as no surprise to Pinellas residents.
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Walkers, joggers, skaters and bike riders have made use of the unique Fred E. Marquis Pinellas Trail since the completion of its first segment in 1990.

The first 5-mile stretch ran from Taylor Park in Largo to Seminole City Park and provided a protected greenspace for trail-goers. A linear park and recreation trail now extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, the corridor connects some of the county’s best parks, coastal areas and neighborhoods.

Parks adjacent or close to the trail include, from south to north, Trail Head Park, Azalea and Abercrombie City Park in St. Petersburg; War Veterans County Park in Bay Pines; Seminole City Park; Walsingham Park, Heritage Village, Ridgecrest and Taylor Park in Largo; Coachman Park in Clearwater; Pioneer Park, Edgewater Park and Hammock Park in Dunedin; Stansell Park and Wall Springs County Park in Palm Harbor; The Dunn Conservation Park and Craig Park in Tarpon Springs.
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Located on the Bayboro Harbor in downtown St. Petersburg, the Salvador Dali Museum is the permanent home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the museum. Compiled by Dali’s close friends, A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse over 45 years, the museum collection includes 94 original oils, more than 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300 graphics, sculptures, holograms, objects d’art, photographs and an extensive archival library.
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For a taste of Greek culture and cuisine, Tarpon Springs is the destination of choice in the county.

Known for its history of sponge harvesting, the area first attracted residents in the late 1800s.
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Discovering Pinellas features
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The Pinellas Trail is one of the most popular and successful projects ever launched.

Officially known as the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, the 35-mile paved path has not only become a favorite of cyclists, but of skaters, runners and walkers as well.

Like a great serpent, it snakes its way through Pinellas County while sprouting spurs that together eventually will become 100 miles or more long.
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The land boom that gripped much of Florida in the 1920s largely bypassed the sleepy backwaters of Pinellas County. Instead, most Pinellas residents scraped a living from whatever bounty the land and the sea provided.

Visitors can step back to that simpler time at Heritage Village, the county’s open-air historical museum. Heritage Village is a town that never existed. It was created, starting as a bicentennial project in 1976, to give visitors the feel of a typical 1920s Florida small town.
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From the pier, kayaks point toward the shell strewn shore. Rowers and paddlers pack with granola bars, insect repellent, towels and bottles of water.

There is a marked trail around the bend at Weedon Island, a preserve originally acquired in 1898 by Dr. Leslie Weedon.

Ironically the original inhabitants of these lands were the Weeden Island Culture.

The four-mile canoe trail loops gently through low, thick mangrove forest and long stretches of seagrass flats.

There are many species of birds including: rosette spoonbills, ibis, great blue herons, plus schools of mullet and a fair share of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.
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Community Calender
• Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
American Legion cookout
SEMINOLE – American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Saturday and Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m.

Breakfast is held the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. and the monthly spaghetti dinner is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.  

The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol.  

For more information, call 391-6324.
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Charles Kondek memorial car show
TARPON SPRINGS – SunCoast Speed & Custom Cars, in coordination with SunCoast Law Enforcement Charities will host a memorial car show in memory of Tarpon Springs Police Department Officer Charles Kondek Sunday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 440 S. Pinellas Ave.

Cars, trucks and bikes are welcome and admission is free, although donations are encouraged. Food, drink, raffle tickets, a 50/50, a DJ and an emcee will all be present.

For more information about the memorial car show, call SunCoast Speed & Custom Cars at 944-4220, ext. 10.
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Historical Society Remembrance Tea
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society is hosting its 47th Annual Remembrance Tea Sunday, Jan. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall, Presbyterian Church on the Bayou, 409 Whitcomb Blvd.

This year’s free event has a maritime theme celebrating early fishing, boating and seafood markets of the community. For more information, call 943-4624.
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Indian Shores market
INDIAN SHORES – The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market is open in the parking lot of the Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd., every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May.

The market is free of charge and family friendly.  Leashed pets are welcome. “All of our vendors are local, hands-on owners and operators,” said Market Operations Manager Laura Garrison. “We have organic produce, gourmet foodies and some of the best artists and crafters in the area. And we’re really happy to be part of the Indian Shores community. The administration and the police department of Indian Shores are an incredible group of people to work with.”

For further information, visit www.TheBeachMarkets.com.
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Ostomy support group meeting
ST. PETERSBURG – The United Ostomy Associations of America affiliated support group of St. Petersburg will meet Sunday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., in the auditorium at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

All ostomates, new or experienced, are invited to attend. The meeting will feature a roundtable discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other ostomates, discuss problems or talk about their experiences.

The group meets last Sundays, 2 p.m., at St. Anthony’s. Each month, attendees have the opportunity to get needed information and education that will help them find the tools to get back to an active life. Refreshments are served. There is no cost for the meetings.

For information, call Bill Schmidt at 657-0998 or Millie Parker at 687-7584.
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Revolution Roller Derby open house
TARPON SPRINGS – Revolution Roller Derby will host an Open House Sunday, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at Astro Skate, 875 Cypress St.

New members don’t need to have roller skating experience; current members will provide lessons on how to skate and the rules of Roller Derby.

Adults over 18 years old are invited.
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VFW blood drive
SEMINOLE – Seminole VFW Post #9272, 10997 72nd Ave., will host a blood drive Sunday, Jan. 25, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

All donors will receive a free breakfast, t-shirt and wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening.

Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use the sponsor code #16790. For more information, call Russ at 393-1894.
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• Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Democratic Women’s Club meeting
SAFETY HARBOR – The Democratic Women’s Club of Upper Pinellas will meet Monday, Jan. 26, at Safety Harbor Library, 102 Second St. Guest speaker will be University of South Florida professor Susan A. MacManus.

Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the meeting at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is available for a $5 donation. For information, call Donna Dennis at 447-7380.
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Free Social Security workshop
ST. PETERSBURG – Cummings Financial Organization Inc. will host two free workshops on maximizing Social Security benefits at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N. The workshops will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.; and on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.

The workshops will be hosted by William Cummings CPA and Scott Russell. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to maximize Social Security benefits and how to avoid paying taxes on Social Security benefits.

To register for a workshop, call 866-453-7737. Light refreshments will be served.
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Senior Singles Friendship Club meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Senior Singles Friendship Club meets every Monday at 4:30 p.m. for dinner at a local restaurant.

Newcomers welcome.

For more information, email Estella at giterdun7571@hotmail.com.
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