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March 23, 2023 

Gasparilla International Film Festival 

March 15, 2023 

Stratford Care USA recalls Omega-3 supplements for cats and dogs


Feb. 23, 2023

RECALL: Air Fryers Recalled by Atekcity Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

RECALL: Harbor Freight Tools USA Recalls Replacement Lower Blade Guards for 12-Inch Chicago Electric Miter

Feb. 20, 2023

LINK: Send messages of support to President Jimmy Carter

Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 10, 2023

LINK: Pasco County Fire Rescue recruiting

Jan. 4, 2023

LINK: Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Dec. 26, 2022

LINK: Pasco Outdoor Adventures

Dec. 8, 2022 

5TH AVE NORTH IMPROVEMENTS MEETING AT 5 PM: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven, is hosting a Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) on Thursday 2022 to cover the proposed access changes of Alt US 19 (5th Ave N.) from 6th St. to Tyrone Blvd. and from 22nd St. N. to 55th St. The proposed project will repave 5th Ave. N., close medians to vehicular traffic at four intersections and add several pedestrian crossings as well as sidewalk improvements.


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Oct. 27, 2022

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has launched the Family Support Line, which connects individuals and families who were impacted by Hurricane Ian with peers who were impacted and have recovered from Hurricane Michael.

Family Support Line, 888-850-SWFL

Florida Department of Health (DOH) and DCF have also partnered with BetterHelp to provide three months of free online therapy to those impacted by Hurricane Ian. and use code: HurricaneIan

Oct. 24, 2022 

Oct. 21, 2022 

Nominations now open for St. Pete's Honored Veteran Award

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Community members can now nominate local St. Pete veterans for the Honored Veteran Award through Monday, October 24, 2022. One or more veterans will be chosen to receive the award at the 9th Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11.

The nomination form can be found here

St. Pete’s yearly Veterans Day Celebration will return for the 9th year in a row at Williams Park. Mayor Ken Welch will celebrate Veterans Day by honoring veterans and presenting the Honored Veteran Award to one or more outstanding local veterans. 

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Oct. 3, 2022

Old Europe Cheese, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Its Brie and Camembert Cheeses Due to Possible Health Risk. Find more information here.

Sept. 20, 2022

For local free support including applying for compensation and case management, please contact the Gulf Coast JFCS Holocaust Survivor Program at or (727) 479-1811.

ABOUT GULF COAST JFCS: Protecting the vulnerable, strengthening families, and empowering individuals throughout the state of Florida since 1974, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (Gulf Coast JFCS) is a 501(c)3 supporting nearly 37,000 diverse individuals and families of all backgrounds annually through its numerous programs across Greater Tampa Bay and beyond. Learn more about Gulf Coast JFCS at

Sept. 7, 2022

Programs for utility assistance in Lakeland

Polk County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

Sept. 1, 2022 

The PACT study or preventing Alzheimer's with cognitive training still needs to find more enrollees from the Tampa Bay area. Click for details.

July 29, 2022 

Hillsborough County Schools Meal CEP list (.pdf)

July 21, 2022

LINK: The Bonney-Read Krewe

July 18, 2022

PSO is Looking for School Crossing Guards

Looking for part-time work that makes a difference in the lives of Pasco County's students? Apply to become a School Crossing Guard today at!

Pasco Sheriff's Office School Crossing Guards and Traffic Control Officers play an extremely important role in our community. They help students and their loved ones cross busy streets as they travel school routes safely and ensure drivers are cautious in school zones.

PSO's School Crossing Guards are part-time positions and are available at several locations throughout Pasco County. For more information, visit today.

July 1 - 4, 2022

June 13, 2022

Three Course Italian Feast Fundraiser!
Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 – 7:30 PM

June 11 - 30, 2022

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May 27, 2022

Love is Love Community Wedding Event

Register for the June 2 event here:…

Visit for more info about obtaining your marriage license. You must get your marriage license between April 1st, 2022 and May 27th, 2022 to participate.
Clerk Cindy Stuart is officiating the outdoor ceremony.

May 25, 2022

An account has been opened at First State Bank of Uvalde for the families of Robb Elementary. If you would like to donate, you can do so at any FSB branch.
Make all checks payable to the "Robb School Memorial Fund"

Please mail checks to: 200 E Nopal St. Uvalde, TX 78801

For Zelle Donations:

May 24, 2022 

Bay area swimming lessons: 

Pinellas | Hillsborough | Pasco | Citrus | Polk | Hernando | Manatee  

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April 12, 2022

  • CareerSource Tampa Bay Job Fair 
    Tuesday, April 12 Noon to 2 p.m. 
    Job Fair for Tampa Water Street & JW Marriott Water Street hotels 
    9215 N. Florida Ave. Suite 101, Tampa 

April 5, 2022

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April 1, 2022

  • The Tampa Fight For Air Climb: ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS: The Tampa Fight For Air Climb is officially canceled for tomorrow due to unsafe weather. Safety is their top priority. They made this decision based on the expertise of meteorologists and local officials. The Climb has been tentatively rescheduled for Sunday, May 1. They thank participants for their understanding. Please continue to check back to this site for additional updates.

March 24, 2022 

  • Pfizer Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lots of ACCURETIC™ (quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide), quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide Tablets
  • Over 200 jobs will be filled at the annual TAMPA BAY WORKS Job and Resource Fair, Thursday, March 24th from 10  a.m. until 1  p.m.
    TAMPA BAY WORKS is holding its annual Job Fair Thursday featuring 30 Top area Companies making on the spot job offers. Jobs are available in all fields - administration, customer service, education, labor and construction, logistics, driving, food service, hospitality, law enforcement, medical and nursing, sales, professional, banking/financial, manufacturing, tech, warehouse and more.
    The event happens from 10  a.m. until 1  p.m. Sheraton Tampa East. located at 10221 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33610.
    To see more and to  pre-register for the event,  visit http://

March 23, 2022  

  • The Rays, Rowdies and Levy will host a job fair today at Tropicana Field for the 2022 season. The list of available jobs includes: box office staff, 50/50 raffle sellers, Tech Team members, parking staff, grounds crew, Performance Clean staff, CSC security guards, retail sales associates, catering staff, cooks, cashiers, warehouse attendants, runners, barbacks, bartenders, dishwashers, supervisors, restaurant workers and counter workers.
    When: March 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.
    Where: Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL, 33705. Park in Lot 6 and enter through Gate 7.
    Note: Valid picture identification is required. Any personal items must be stored in clear bags or purses. Those interested in attending should bring a resume.

March 21, 2022  

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March 14, 2022

  • Pinellas community foundation launches a fun for Tampa Bay to assist Ukrainians. The goal of the Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Fund of Tampa Bay is to provide local residents with a trusted way to offer assistance. Learn more here. 

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November 15, 2021

  • If you filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, have dependents and meet eligibility requirements, you should have been receiving the monthly payments already. If you have not filed tax returns, go to and pick the option to file a simplified version of your tax credits. The version in Spanish is on

November 9, 2021 



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October 29, 2021 

  • Paying your Pasco County Utilities bill is now easier
    You can make payments with any of these easy-to-use methods:
    By phone at 855-786-5344
    Online using MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa
    Online using Google Pay, Apple Pay, eCheck or ACH (Automatic Clearing House)
    In-person at one of three Customer Service Centers (Visa not accepted in-person)
    Recurring automatic payment via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    Mail via U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or UPS
    To see a step-by-step guide for the new method, or to learn more about all payment methods, please visit our Pasco County Utilities payment webpage.

October 28, 2021

October 25, 2021 

  • Citrus County roundabout at US 98 at CR 491
    Final dates to test-drive roundabout: A full-scale version of the future US 98/CR 491 roundabout is set up in Citrus County. The test track will be available for drivers to try on October 20 and 27. Details/directions

  • Polk County links for rental assistance:

Florida Rural Legal Services Inc.
Phone: 1 (888) 582-3410, ext. 3022 or 3016

The Agricultural and Labor Program Inc.
Phone: (863) 956-3491 or 1 (800) 330-3491

Heart for Winter Haven Inc.
Phone: (863) 291-6270


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  • Employees with Hillsborough County Public Schools enjoy a competitive benefits package, including a variety of retirement options, weekends off, no-premium healthcare options, and more. Potential applicants can register ahead of time at https:// JobFair0929.  

Sept. 28, 2021 

Sept. 25, 2021

  • Oldsmar news: To help the community develop a further understanding of Oldsmar’s proposed Downtown Development, the City has created a special website section for those interested in learning more about this subject.
    The page includes materials presented during the August 17 City Council meeting, FAQs, and a platform to submit questions and comments to City Council. Click here to view.
  • Bartow news: VISTE is in desperate need of volunteers to help deliver hot meals on Tuesdays and supplemental groceries once a month to seniors living in BARTOW. If interested in volunteering, please contact VISTE at 863-683-8458 or visit their website at

Sept. 24, 2021 

Sept. 20, 2021

  • Citrus County Job Fair! With businesses from Lecanto, Inverness, Crystal River and more coming together in-person, you can explore all of your local open positions. This event is free and open to the public. Masks are required at this in-person event. Learn more and register.

Sept. 17, 2021

  • Achieve Center at Richey is now hiring Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Instructional Assistants (IA). ACR is a school for elementary kids with emotional/behavioral disabilities. On the job training is available. To apply please visit:

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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

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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
    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 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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  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new search tool to help struggling renters find assistance. Learn more here.

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