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Unintentional drowning causes about 10 deaths a day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the top cause of death for children ages 1-4 in the state of Florida and the second leading cause of death after motor vehicle crashes for children age…

PINELLAS COUNTY — It’s hard to believe summer is almost here after another long and tumultuous school year, but it’s true—Pinellas County students’ last day of school is Thursday, May 26, and that means parents will be looking for something to keep the kids busy during the three-month-long break.

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CLEARWATER — Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, 7 Rockaway St. in Clearwater, May 4 to announce that the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget included $14 million to continue Florida’s investment in combatting red tide.

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DESTIN – Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the 2022 Gulf red snapper recreational season will last 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red snapper and will include both a summer and fall season. The announcement affects persons fishing from private recreational ve…

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ST. PETE BEACH — Bringing a wide variety of appealing and exquisite creations, skilled craft artisans will take part in the free, two-day 18th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, running Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, on Corey Avenue in downtown St. Pete Beach.

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DUNEDIN — Why wait until Fat Tuesday to get this party started? The Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association will present the 30th annual Mardi Gras celebration Saturday, Feb. 26, 2 to 11 p.m., in downtown Dunedin.

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ST. PETE BEACH — The weather conditions in January in Florida really couldn’t be more conducive to outdoor activities. It’s the perfect time for a stroll on the beach, or shopping for unique and handcrafted fine art and crafts at an outdoor festival.

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ST. PETE BEACH — For those looking to avoid packed parking lots, long checkout lines, and crowded shopping aisles typically found in shopping malls and big box stores during the holiday shopping season, there’s a popular outdoor alternative available this weekend.

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida CraftArt will present the 24th annual CraftArt Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, just outside the doors of the Florida CraftArt Gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation recently announced gifts of $120,000 in support of Sunken Gardens' new history center. The long-awaited history center is being created in the historic former entrance to the Sunken Gardens, which once faced 18th Avenue Northeast.

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A patchy bloom of red tide offshore Pinellas County has resulted in reports of respiratory irritation and dead fish coming in from locations stretching from Fort De Soto in Tierra Verde north to Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, as well as in the Intracoastal Waterway and Boca Ciega Bay.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been reporting a patchy bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, for the past several weeks. Concentrations in Pinellas had not been worrisome.

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ST. PETE BEACH — American Craft Endeavors, producer of some of the region’s finest juried art shows and craft festivals, will help usher in summer by bringing skilled crafters from around the country to Pinellas for a two-day free event.

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SAFETY HARBOR — Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway in Safety Harbor, reopened at noon Thursday, June 3, after it was closed temporarily due to a black bear sighting by a park ranger.

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Groundbreaking is expected to begin within the next two months on a Children’s Discovery Garden that will allow kids to experience nature and teach them to be good stewards of the environment.

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City of Seminole officials held a ribbon-cutting at Waterfront Park March 3, officially opening its playground to children of all mobilities.

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PALM HARBOR — Historic Palm Harbor will once again serve as the setting for the Palm Harbor Craft Festival, happening Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Florida Avenue in Palm Harbor.

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DUNEDIN — In a letter dated Jan. 22, Eric MacNeill, president of the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, announced the cancellation of the 2021 Dunedin Highland Games and Festival. The event had been tentatively scheduled for April.

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ST. PETE BEACH — Searching for something unique and out of the ordinary? Something creative, made by hand with meticulous attention to detail and an artistic flair? Look no further: American Craft Endeavors will bring its two-day juried outdoor showcase to a South Pinellas beach community th…

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay area is preparing for a stampede: More than 70 animatronic dinosaurs are ready and raring to return from extinction and lay siege to St. Petersburg starting on New Year’s Day.

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ST. PETE BEACH — If the idea of spending time competing for parking spaces and weaving through crowded shopping malls strikes you as particularly unpleasant this holiday season, an alternative destination will be available this weekend.

Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect, just in time for the Oct. 15 season start date. Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline in harvest and is likely undergoing overfishing. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissio…

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