Only County with Four Top Beaches in US, Congratulations Pinellas!

Wednesday, Commission Vice Chair Charlie Justice, the Mayor of St. Pete Beach, Al Johnson, Mayor Hendrix from Madeira Beach, and community leaders gathered to receive awards for the area’s beautiful beaches. Also on hand was Carol Johnson from Trip Advisor, letting the community know that St. Pete Beach is the number one beach in theContinue reading “Only County with Four Top Beaches in US, Congratulations Pinellas!”

Pinellas County Extends State of Emergency, Community Outreach Needed and Third Vaccine Is Expected

The local state of emergency ordered for COVID-19 in Pinellas County has been extended by the Board of County Commissioners until March 5th. Additionally the board cited deep concerns about reaching approximately 60,000 under-served residents who may not have the ability to register for vaccines. “We are fast approaching some anniversaries regarding the pandemic. NextContinue reading “Pinellas County Extends State of Emergency, Community Outreach Needed and Third Vaccine Is Expected”

Beachfront Lightning Retrofit Program Hopes to Save Sea Turtles

Lindsey Flynn, M.S., with The Sea Turtle Conservancy, gave a live demonstration to the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners, visually explaining why and how “friendly lighting” is needed for nesting turtles in miles of densely populated beaches. Friendly in terms of long-wave, low and shielded lighting. Flynn explained that one female Loggerhead turtle (most commonContinue reading “Beachfront Lightning Retrofit Program Hopes to Save Sea Turtles”

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Sites Movies, Fans and A New Facility for $2 Billion Economic Impact

Pinellas County is a long-time investor in the Clearwater Marine Aquarium which had its first beginnings in 1972. In 1978 it became known as the Clearwater Marine Science Center. To date, the center is now globally known and is recognized for its research, rescue and release programs, science and marine-studies advancement. Frank Dame, Chief ExecutiveContinue reading “Clearwater Marine Aquarium Sites Movies, Fans and A New Facility for $2 Billion Economic Impact”

Habitat for Humanity Credits Property Owners and BOCC for Record Year

Despite the pandemic beginning in 2020, Habitat for Humanity in Pinellas County received $959,888 from property taxes to support the efforts. According to Mike Sutton, Habitat for Humaity Chief Executive Officer, Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, “Its been an interesting year year, and despite the pandemic, our partnerships set a record of 61 homes builtContinue reading “Habitat for Humanity Credits Property Owners and BOCC for Record Year”

Lost Art of the Handshake Turns to the Foot-shake

The handshake is widely believed in history to have begun as a gesture of peace (displaying no weapon) or as a symbolic gesture of a promise, as well as a way to introduce oneself in our times. According to Wikipedia, the World Health Organization and the CDC and other online sources, handshakes are known toContinue reading “Lost Art of the Handshake Turns to the Foot-shake”

Special Report: Customer Lifestyle Value Scores, Privacy, and Concerns

Correctly known as the Customer Lifestyle Value (CLV) Score, this number is used in every aspect of daily life. A CLV Score… — Read on http://www.tampafp.com/special-report-customer-lifestyle-value-scores-privacy-and-concerns/

Where Do All the Boxes Go?

Plans for Port of Tampa to be part of the solution. Barbara Smith wrote in the Business Insider in August that cardboard is the “beige gold,” and globally criminals are making millions as e-commerce booms. This and other changes are strangling recycling systems and the profits of companies and local authorities. Recycling has not escapedContinue reading “Where Do All the Boxes Go?”