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SAFETY HARBOR — For the first time in nearly a decade, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce will have a new leader, as current president and chief executive Susan Petersen announced she’s stepping down this spring. Current chamber director of member services Cammie Lumpkin is set to take ov…

SAFETY HARBOR — A progress report on recent changes to Safety Harbor’s trash pickup schedule at the Nov. 21 City Commission meeting led to a discussion on whether it would be more feasible to contract with a private company than to continue using city workers and equipment. 

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SAFETY HARBOR — For two decades, the Safety Harbor Wine Festival has attracted huge crowds to the downtown district, filling Main Street from Bayshore Boulevard to 8th Avenue with vino-loving revelers.

SAFETY HARBOR — Nestled between neighborhoods off McMullen Booth Road in Safety Harbor lies a fanciful place with luscious gardens, whimsical fairies and more than 20 different species of butterflies.

SAFETY HARBOR — More than 250 people, including state and local lawmakers, business owners, and supporters of bay area nonprofit organizations, gathered outside the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch facility in Safety Harbor on May 19 for the inaugural Breakfast at the Ranch fundraiser. 

Barbara Walker, director of Moccasin Lake Raptor Sanctuary, and Fairl Thomas, board secretary of Birds In Helping Hands, presented live owl ambassadors LuLu, a great horned owl, and Sir Winston Churchowl, a barred owl, at the City Commission meeting May 2 to help raise awareness and showcase…

SAFETY HARBOR — In 1972, the Oakland Athletics won the World Series. Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox was the American League’s Most Valuable Player and Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds was the National League’s MVP.

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William “Bill” Blackshear had a long history of public service in Safety Harbor. The first African American man elected to the City Commission in 1964, he was also instrumental in bringing child care services to the Lincoln Highlands area of the city.

SAFETY HARBOR — A record crowd packed the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa’s banquet hall on Dec. 3 as the popular Mayors’ Breakfast, a long-running event featuring the mayors of Safety Harbor and Oldsmar pouring coffee for charity, returned following a COVID cancellation in 2020.

SAFETY HARBOR — City commissioners declined to establish an ordinance that would have designated specific roads for golf cart travel, meaning that golf carts will maintain their nebulous status in the town for the foreseeable future.

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SAFETY HARBOR — Safety Harbor City Manager Matt Spoor was recognized during a recent City Commission meeting for receiving a pair of awards from statewide organizations.

SAFETY HARBOR — While much attention over the past year has been paid to businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis, public facilities like libraries and community centers have also faced the brunt of the pandemic.

SAFETY HARBOR — When the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce took over the city’s annual Seafood Festival three years ago, officials merged the popular, long-running food fest with a juried art show.

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The Safety Harbor Writers & Poets have launched children's programming in recent years, including summer camps, a writing club and, now, a kids' open mic, which launches Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center.

SAFETY HARBOR — The fifth annual Beer & Burger Throw Down returns to Safety Harbor Waterfront Park on Saturday, April 20, noon to 6 p.m., at Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor.

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SAFETY HARBOR — The Black Honkeys, Jeff Vitollo & the Quarter Mile Rebels, Shevonne and The Force, and other musicians are returning once again to Safety Harbor Waterfront Park on Saturday, March 2, to rock, play the blues and jam their hearts out to raise money for local children and yo…

SAFETY HARBOR – Join the community on Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center to kick-off Florida Stories, a self-guided walking tour app. Florida Stories allows residents and visitors to learn about the history of Safety Harbor at their own pace and on…

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SAFETY HARBOR – Americans use over 500 million plastic straws every day! Plastic straws are made from fossil fuels, cannot be recycled, and do not biodegrade. Using plastic straws also threatens our marine neighbors, as each year over 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds are killed …

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