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Aug. 31, 2021

Polk County Sheriff's Office Hiring Crossing Guards

  • The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified men and women in various locations in Polk County who desire to work as substitute crossing guards.
  • The locations in need are in the Jan Phyl Village area of Winter Haven, Lake Wales, and Lakeland.
  • Anyone interested should be available to work for one hour in the morning and for 30 minutes in the afternoon when scheduled to work a crossing.
  • Anyone interested in applying for a school crossing guard position in Winter Haven or Lake Wales should contact Supervisor Courtney Branch at (863) 534-7300 ext. 109.
  • Anyone interested in applying for a school crossing guard position in Lakeland should contact Supervisor Heather Strafford at (863) 534-7300 ext. 108.

Aug. 29, 2021

Suncoast Animal League took in some puppies and dogs Sunday morning that were  evacuated from the path of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. The team at St. Landry Parrish then headed back to Louisiana to help evacuate more animals as devastating Hurricane Ida inched closer. If you are interested in fostering any of these pups, email foster@suncoastanimalleague.org.

Aug. 26, 2021 

 

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Aug. 24, 2021

Citrus County water quality reports are now available to the public. You can find them here. 

Water  quality  data  is  recorded  daily  and  reported  monthly  to  the  Florida  Department of Environmental Protection. 

Aug. 24, 2021

  • LINK: CareerSource Florida
  • JOB FAIR 
    Wednesday, August 24th, 2021 from 8 AM - 8 PM - Clearwater - St. Petersburg - Tampa NE - Sarasota - Brandon -Bradenton - New Port Richey Express Employment Professionals has over 1,500 jobs we are hiring for on Wednesday, August 24th from 8am-8pm. We will be recruiting for close to 500 different local Southwest Florida Companies! All interviews will take place over the phone and Express NEVER charges any fees to job seekers. CLICK LINK BELOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR PHONE INTERVIEW AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-JOB-A-THON https://expresspros.com/southwestfloridaregion/ Can't Make August 24th, Call your Local Express office anytime between 8am until 5pm to speak with our expert Recruiters. PLEASE REFER A FRIEND! REFERRAL BONUS AVAILABLE Job-A-Thon Position Details: - Office Services -Industrial - Skilled Trades – Professional - All Positions are primarily Evaluation-Hire or Direct Hire Positions -Entry Level to Professional Positions Available

 

Aug. 21, 2021 

  • Fall 2021 CareFest
    CareFest is back! The celebration of volunteering and giving back to the community has returned for Fall 2021. Community members are invited to participate in local projects Saturday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 17.
    Click for details
     

Aug. 18, 2021

Aug. 17, 2021

  • For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone! Veterans in Florida, call the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or 2-1-1.
  • Win the Morgan & Morgan jingle contest

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Aug. 1, 2021
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new search tool to help struggling renters find assistance. Learn more here.
 
July 29, 2021 
  • Pasco County now accepting applications for our free, Fall & Winter Citizens' Academy classes!  Get a first-hand, immersive look at local government.  Classes begin in September & January so sign up today! http://bit.ly/PascoCAapp
 
July 28, 2021
 
 
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July 26, 2021

Participating in a study on long term effects of Covid on children
 
 
July 24, 2021
 
 
July 23, 2021
 
- To report red tide or dead fish in Pinellas County: Call (727) 893-7111 or visit STPETE.ORG/ACTION
 
July 22, 2021
 
July 21, 2021
 
Meeting Link: Weeki Wachee working group will hold virtual meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. The group is trying to find the best way to address recreational impacts on the river and spring system. Attend by clicking here.
 
July 20, 2021
  • WEDDING DRESS GIVEAWAY: The Regent Entertainment venue is giving away wedding dresses to the medical community! A total of 26 dresses valued between $600 and $1,200 will be given. Recipients have to have been nominated and with Brandon Regional. Nominations can be sent to: Skeil@theregentFL.com
July 19, 2021
 
- City of St. Petersburg announces small business resiliency funding package. Click here for more details and to apply.
 
- Pasco County is hiring for a Program Instructor for a Lacrosse Program at Land O' Lakes Heritage Park. Click to learn more.
 
July 16, 2021
 
 
July 15, 2021
 
To report red tide or dead fish in Pinellas County: Call (727) 893-7111 or visit STPETE.ORG/ACTION
 
July 14, 2021
 
Hernando County is looking for individuals to join its team in the following positions:

- Library Services Assistant Part-Time (Closes 7/27/2021)

- Custodian I (Closes 7/27/2021)

- Maintenance Technician II (Closes 7/27/2021)

- Branch Supervisor (Closes 7/20/2021)

- Assistant County Engineer (Closes 7/30/2021)

- Engineer II (Closes 7/30/2021)

-  MPO Executive Director (Closes 7/23/2021)

- Traffic Engineer (Closes 7/30/2021)

- Kennel Worker Part-Time (Closes 7/27/2021)

- Inspector-Plans Examiner (Open Until Filled)

- Firefighter EMT or Medic (Open Until Filled)

- Collection System Tech I (Open until filled)

- Electrical Mechanical Specialist I (Open until filled)

- Distribution System Operator I (Open until filled)

Visit www.HernandoCounty.us/HR for a full job description and application for this position.

 
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Raymond James Stadium will be hosting a job fair on Saturday, July 24 to fill positions for the upcoming season. Representatives from the Tampa Sports Authority, Legends, Sentry Event Services, Hillsborough County SportsPlex and Allied Security will be taking applications and conducting interviews. The information for the event:

Saturday,July 24th, 9:00am-3:00pm
East Club of Raymond James Stadium
Park in Lot B/C off Himes Avenue
 
July 11, 2021
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July 4, 2021

The Plant City Police Department is seeking memorabilia for an upcoming historical display. The PCPD would like to request donations of any PCPD badges, uniforms, equipment, or photos. Photos may be scanned and returned. If you are interested in donating items, please contact Chief Bradford at 813-707-2231 or jbradford@plantcitygov.com.

July 3, 2021

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is seeking volunteers willing to partner with law enforcement as members of the Fort Fraser Trail Citizen’s Assisted Patrol (CAP). Fort Fraser Trail is a recreational 7.7-mile trail that runs along the east side of  U.S. Highway 98 from Bartow to Winter Lake Road. There are now two spurs off the trail, one that provides access to Polk County’s Circle B Bar Reserve and a new  trail head for the Panther Point Trail that adds nearly 4 miles of trail, bringing the total for Panther Point Trail to 8 miles. The Fort Fraser paved trail is patrolled by volunteers during the daylight hours using an agency-marked 4-seat utility task vehicle provided by the Sheriff’s Office. New CAP volunteers will be trained in patrol, crime observation, and crime prevention techniques. Members will also be provided with a volunteer uniform shirt and ball cap. Volunteers also serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Fort Fraser Trail. Anyone who has an interest in helping support the Polk County Sheriff’s Office crime prevention mission is encouraged to apply as a Polk County Sheriff’s Office CAP volunteer.

There are also other volunteer opportunities available, such as Volunteer Sheriff’s Service Officers, office volunteers, and animal shelter volunteers. To obtain an application for the Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Assisted Patrol, send an email to volunteer@ polksheriff.org. For more information, please contact Robert Groover at (863) 298-6681 or Tina  Goepferich at (863) 298-6682.

 
June 22, 2021
 
 
June 20, 2021
 
The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has teamed up with Pasco County Schools and Health Hero to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to Pasco County students ages 12 and older. To register your child, visit the Pasco County Schools website
 
June 18, 2021
 
Juvenile Welfare Board of  Pinellas County , have teamed up with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital  and Florida Department of Health in  Pinellas County  to bring FREE  COVID-19 vaccine clinics for community children ages 12 and up. The Vaccines are available by appointment only from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Call 727-824-6931 to schedule an appointment.

• June 22 (Dose 1) and July 13 (Dose 2): Largo High School

• June 23 (Dose 1) and July 14 (Dose 2): Gibbs High School

• June 24 (Dose 1) and July 15 (Dose 2):  Pinellas Park High School

 
June 12, 2021
 
 
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June 7, 2021

Starting this week, the Hillsborough and Pinellas County school districts will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to kids for free. Here's the full list of locations
 
June 3, 2021
 
 
Hernando County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve as a member on the County committees listed below. The following positions are currently vacant.

Board of Construction and Regulation - Two consumer positions

Library Advisory Committee - Two positions

All applicants must be residents and registered voters in Hernando County. These are voluntary, non-paid positions and may be designated as an alternate member position.

Applications are available at the County Administrator’s Office, located at 15470 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604, by calling (352) 754-4002 or by visiting www.HernandoCounty.us/Committees . Applications must be returned to the County Administrator’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021.

 
June 2, 2021 
  • PINELLAS COUNTY: Community FREE CPR classes are back! We will be maxing our class sizes at 12-15 people. We are currently recommending but not requiring a face mask while in the building. We will be practicing social distancing and everyone will have their own manikin to practice with. Please do not show up if you have any cold or flu like symptoms. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Grab-and-go food distribution will run from June 2 through August 5, and will take place every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. 

The meals will be provided at 36 school sites across the district. Families will receive two days’ worth of breakfast and lunch on both pick up days, ensuring students have food to eat each weekday. The summer grab-and-go sites are as listed below: 

          Summer Curbside Distribution Sites (6/2/21—8/5/21) 36 sites 

Armwood        Lutz 

Barrington       Madison 

Benito Mann 

Blake   McDonald 

Bowers/Whitley          Middleton 

Buchanan        Mulrennan 

Bloomingdale Oak Grove 

Clair Mel         Plant City 

East Bay          Reddick 

Gaither            Riverview Elementary 

Giunta Sligh 

Greco Smith 

Hillsborough    Spoto 

Hill       Steinbrenner 

Jefferson         Turkey Creek 

Kenly   Webb 

King     Wharton 

Lennard           Woodson ​

 
 
Carrabba’s Italian Grill is hosting a two day in-person hiring event for all hourly positions. 

On-site and virtual interviews at local Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants will take place on the following dates and times:

•          Wednesday, June 2 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
•          Thursday, June 3 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Carrabba’s Italian Grill offers:

•          Competitive Wages                         
•          Flexible Schedules
•          Employee Benefits & Perks
•          A Fun Place To Work & Grow

To schedule an interview, simply scan the QR code seen below or click here: https://calendly.com/carrabba-s-italian-grill-virtual-interviews

 
 
May 29, 2021
 
May 27, 2021
 

Through Resilient Tampa, the City, under Mayor Jane Castor’s leadership, has set forth an ambitious but achievable plan for building resilience by addressing our city’s most urgent shocks and stresses in an integrated way. This tactical roadmap is organized around aspirational visions and goals for our city’s future that span every scale, from individual Tampanians, to neighborhoods, to infrastructure systems, to the city as a whole.

 
May 25, 2021
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May 19, 2021
  • Florida Department of Transportation and Tampa Bay Next are seeking input from the community on the decoration that will top the new Howard Frankland Bridge. Both are nautical-inspired. You can see the options and cast your vote here.
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May 4, 2021

Coffee, donuts, and more for a cause!

If you stop by one of the participating Dunkin' locations on May 5th and make a purchase of one of the designated items, they will donate $1 to the Deputy Michael J. Magli Memorial Fund!

Participating locations:

  • 3720 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677
  • 3801 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677
  • 2551 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765
  • 33240 US 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
  • 1461 Main Street, Dunedin, FL -34698
  • 8419 US Highway 19, Port Richey, FL 34668
  • 700 34th Street North, St. Pete, FL 33713
  • 3850 34th Street South, St Pete, FL 33711
  • 1200 Pasadena Ave. South, Pasadena, FL 33707
  • 1525 4th Street South St. Pete, FL 33701
  • 5602 Gulfport Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707
  • 3934 49th Street North Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
  • 17307 Gulf Boulevard, North Redington Beach, FL 33708
  • 23924 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765
  • 2451 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33759
  • 2600 Bayshore Blvd. Dunedin, FL 34698
  • 27001 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761 (in the mall)
  • 18419 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764
  • 1815 N Highland Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
  • 1749 Drew Street, Clearwater, 33755
  • 7004 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
  • 10960- B Cross Creek , Tampa, FL 33647
  • 330 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
  • 17691 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556
  • 12181 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33635
  • 10608 New East Bay Road, Gibsonton, FL 33543
  • 1261 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • 3515 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771
  • 13013 66th Street, Largo, FL 33773
  • 13050 Walsingham Road Largo, FL 33774
  • 3920 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762
  • 7030 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771
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April 10, 2021

  • Dunedin Cares is asking local businesses and organizations to participate in its "Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge" to help stock the shelves with food for people who need it. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3dU09ku

April 6, 2021 

  • Pasco County Offers More Assistance Through Pasco H.E.A.R.T.
    Program to help pay your bills directly if you rent in Pasco County and have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19.
    Apply online at: bit.ly/31my3IP

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March 27, 2021

  • Pinellas Urban Farm & Garden Tour Set for March 27
    • Residents and community gardens of St. Pete can now sell their produce, herb & honey directly from their property. The tour is from 10 a.m - 2 p.m. In-person tours start on the hour. Each location will also host an online virtual tour. 
    • These tours offer a day of meeting and learning from local food producers about how to buy food directly from them or how to create your own backyard or community garden.
    • The event is free. Participants can drop-in at select locations
    • Here are the locations: 
    • Private Homesteads
      ● Urban Oakstead
      3625 Dartmouth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL
      ● St. Pete MicroFarm
      651 62nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL
      ● CommuniTree
      3061 20th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL
      ● EarthSong Nursery
      5001 10th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL
      ● The Urban Harvest
      5610 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL
      ● Little Tree Homestead & Nursery
      4235 Burlington Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL
      Community Gardens
      ● Bartlett Park Community Garden
      1453 Highland St. S., St. Petersburg, FL
      ● EPP - Lakewood Elementary
      4151 6th St S, St. Petersburg, FL
      ● Beacon Community Food Forest
      2470 Nursery Rd., Clearwater, FL
      ● DayStar Garden
      1055 28th St. S., St. Petersburg
      Urban Farms
      ● St. Pete Youth Farm
      1664 12th St. S., St. Petersburg, FL
      ● 15th Street Farm
      310 15th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL

March 25, 2021

 

March 24, 2021

March 23, 2021

  • Bring your little ones to Conservatory Park for an interactive storytime about spring! We will be reading "Who Likes Rain?" by Wong Herbert Yee. Program suitable for children 5 and under and their families. Reservations recommended. To register please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145298789591 .
    For more information please contact sara.alvarezcollazo@mymanatee.org or call (941) 742-5923 ext. 6044.​

 

March 22, 2021

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March 14, 2021

  • J. Ben Harill Recreation Complex is hiring youth basketball referees. To inquire about the position or schedule an interview, call Summer Marin at (727) 942-7439 or email scmartin@pascocountyfl.net. More information here.

March 13, 2021

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March 9, 2021

  • Register for the Webinar: http://bit.ly/BackyardBugsAndButterflies
    What is that bug? Does it bite? Join UF/IFAS Extension Specialist, James Stevenson, as he introduces families to the wonderful world of bugs and butterflies found throughout Pinellas County.​
     

March 8, 2021

March 3, 2021 

  • Pasco County Human Services
    There has been a surge in fraud cases targeting seniors and other groups during the pandemic. Join Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis to learn more about protecting yourself and your loved ones from becoming a victim of these evolving threats.
  • Consumer Protection Virtual Forum
    Date: March 5, 2021
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    This forum will be conducted via Zoom. Link posted in comments.
    Meeting ID: 161 119 5659
    Passcode: 084027
     

March 1, 2021 

  • Vinik Sports Group announces Backing the Bay, powered by The Identity Tampa Bay, a marketing grant program designed to help small businesses throughout the Tampa Bay community. The program will feature one locally-owned small business per month throughout the remainder of 2021, at least half of which will be minority, woman, veteran, or LGBT-owned. Applications are now being accepted for the months of May, June, July, and August. The deadline to apply is March 15.
  • To apply for the Backing the Bay program and more information, including the official rules, visit  www.BackingTheBay.com.

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