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May 28, 2020

May 25, 2020

May 24, 2020

  • The Lakeland Police Department is accepting applications for its 2020 Citizens Police Academy. Deadline is July 1. Cost: Free. Go here to apply.
  • The City of Pinellas Park is hiring police officers and part-time recreation assistants, including lifeguards and water safety instructors. For more information and to apply, click here.

May 22, 2020 

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May 18, 2020 

  • Tampa Bay Lightning "All In" Challenge
  • City of Pinellas Park, FL

    The City of Pinellas Park is updating its Comprehensive Plan to refocus planning efforts, direction for future development in the city, and infrastructure investment. Join us for the 1st public webinar!
    May 28, 2020 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
    Register to join online here:…/6105175058934667790
    Webinar ID: 168-657-219
    Limited internet access? You can listen in by phone (audio only). At the start of the meeting, dial: +1 (213) 929-4232



  • Hernando County Government 
    The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is looking for your feedback.
    Visit the following link to provide your input by taking a short survey:


May 13, 2020 

  • Hernando Schools
    - Veterans HEAT Factory is a 501c (3) non-profit organization in Hernando county dedicated to helping veterans and first responders who are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress and their families.
    Open now through May 15 they are having a virtual Pampered Chef party. Please join us and find out all about these unique and useful products, learn some great cooking tips and recipes.

May 12, 2020

May 11, 2020

May 9, 2020 

  • City of Mulberry, FL Government
    On Monday, May 11th the Mulberry Public Library will begin Doorside Contactless Service during during the library’s regular operating hours, Mon.-Sat.
    Remember that the inside of the library will still remain closed to the public.
  • Tranzact is looking to hire some 300 licensed insurance agents and non-licensed candidates willing to go through virtual licensing courses for the Florida state insurance licensing exam.

    The company mainly sells Medicare advantage and supplemental products.
    Visit Tranzact’s website to apply.

May 8, 2020

May 7, 2020

  • Want to comment on Citrus County Sheriff's Office Accreditation? Call 352-249-2851 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

May 5, 2020 

May 4, 2020 

  • Statement from Massage Therapy Association on Florida Phase 1
  • Solis Health Plans, a Medicare Advantage Plan, is joining with Florida Family Primary Care Centers to bring COVID-19 testing to senior citizens in Tampa beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. The testing will focus on residents aged 65 or older who are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus.
  • Testing will take place at the following Florida Family Primary Care Centers locations:
  • Pinellas - Pinellas Park (6245 66th Street, Pinellas Park, FL 33781)
  • Hillsborough - Town & Country (6726 Hanley Road, Tampa, FL 33634)
  • Hillsborough - Temple Terrace (11531 N 56th Street #103, Temple Terrace, FL 33617)
  • Hillsborough - Palm River (7444 E. Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619)
  • Hillsborough - Plant City (1608 W. Oak Avenue, Plant City, FL  33563)
  • Pasco - Hudson (7463 State Road 52, Hudson, FL  34667)
  • Individuals with an appointment should go to the confirmed center location at their scheduled time. An attendant will be outside to provide additional direction. ID is required for testing. Test results will be provided within 48 hours.

May 3, 2020

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May 1, 2020

April 30, 2020

April 29, 2020

  • Pinellas County: 11 locations across the County will accept homemade face coverings starting Wednesday
    Donations will be distributed to vulnerable populations throughout Pinellas to slow COVID-19 transmission
    Starting Wednesday, 11 locations across Pinellas County will accept homemade, cloth face covering donations
  • St. Pete Fire Rescue Headquarters, 400 Dr. MLK Jr. St. S.
  • Fire Station 29, 11195 70 Ave. N., Seminole
  • Fire Station 57, 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd., Palm Harbor
  • Fire Station 54, 225 Pine Ave., Oldsmar 
  • Fire Station 35, 11350 N. 43 St., Pinellas Park
  • Fire Station 25, 250 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach
  • Fire Station 24, 180 108 Ave., Treasure Island
  • Fire Station 23, 7301 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach
  • Food Donations will also be accepted at the following sites:
  • The Chapel, 2795 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs; (Tuesday: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • RCS Pinellas, 700 Druid Road, Clearwater; (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -3 p.m., Thursdays 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m.) 
  • Food donations and donations of Personal Protection Equipment are also accepted at this site.
  • St. Pete Free Clinic, 3115 44th Ave. N., St. Petersburg (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Groups willing to assist with distribution or coordination of a large donation can email ​

April 28, 2020 

April 27, 2020

April 26, 2020 

  • Manatee County Virtual Job Fair - May 8, 9 a.m. - noon: Email or call 941-708-8770 extension 41052 to register
  • City of Lakeland
    City of Lakeland business owners, we want you to take the Bridge Local Survey before Monday's Special-Called City Commission Meeting: Covid-19 Report this Monday, April 27
    Your responses will help the City Commission get an understanding of how current coronavirus protocols have impacted your business.
    Take the survey:
  • City of Oldsmar
    Looking to spruce up your resume?
    Add Landscape Maintenance to your job responsibilities with this unique summer opportunity. The City of Oldsmar is currently accepting applications.
    Apply now at

April 22, 2020

  • Pasco Economic Development Council and #PascoCounty announce a RELIEF grant to small businesses impacted by #COVID19. The Pasco Emergency Business Grant is up to $5,000 of relief. Funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-submitted/eligible/approved basis.
  • Plant City looking for volunteers to support organizations that help distribute food to families in need. Call 813-764-0625 or email to volunteer.

    Apply Here:

April 21, 2020

April 20, 2020

April 18, 2020

  • Pinellas County
    The City of Largo’s Emergency Management team is monitoring the evolving health concerns in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and taking proactive measures to help protect the health and well-being of our community. Get more here.

April 15, 2020

  • Polk County
    COVID-19 | Upcoming Meetings: Week of April 13, 2020
    The City of Haines City will host upcoming meetings via video conferencing through the Zoom Meetings app.
    Upcoming Meetings
    City Commission Meeting – Thursday, April 16 at 7:00PM
    For agenda information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (863) 421-9924.
    Zoom Meeting Link (webinar option): | Password: HCcommissi
    Toll-free phone option: (877) 853-5257 or (888) 475-4499
    Meeting ID: 293 053 692| Password: 018220

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April 6, 2020

April 5, 2020

If you think you may be involved in a violent relationship, help is available. Here are several listed by the City of Tampa:

  • The Spring Shelter  - (813) 247-7233 (SAFE)
  • 24-Hr Court Case Info - (800) 546-4951
  • Jail Release Info - (800) 398-3150
  • Crisis Center - (813) 234-1234
  • Abuse Hotline - (800) 962-2873
  • Centre for Women  - (813) 251-8437
  • State Attorney's Office - (813) 272-5400
  • Bay Area Legal Services  - (813) 232-1343
  • Witness Aid Center  - (813) 272-5050

April 2, 2020 

  • Despite the health concerns of coronavirus, the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s popular monthly concert series Rock the Park will still go as scheduled this Thursday, April 2nd. The event will feature three bands. However, instead of a concert at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa, the musicians will perform from their homes and the public will be able to enjoy the concert online.
    Thursday’s concert begins at 7pm.  Performers will include Kristopher James at 7 p.m., Ronnie Dee and the Superstars at 7:35 p.m. and Billie Mays III at 8:20 p.m.
    To enjoy the music, go to the Partnership’s Rock the Park Facebook page at

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