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Community Conversation Engages Citizens

Citizens across Pinellas County joined the Board of County Commissioners for its 8th Annual Community Conversation Thursday evening to discuss important updates and topics in person, via telephone and online. More than 60 citizens attended in person at the St. Petersburg College – Seminole Campus, joining several thousand more who participated by blog or telephone, […]

Boaters needed for Crab Trap Removal on July 15

Event planned during temporary closure of blue crab fishery. Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boaters to remove abandoned crab traps from the bay during the temporary closure of blue crab fishery on Saturday, July 15. In Tampa Bay, it is estimated that there are hundreds of abandoned crab traps that have been accumulating in the water for decades. The temporary closure is a unique opportunity that only happens once every two […]

Treasure Islettes present Treasure Island Fire Department with $3600

The Treasure Islettes, the women’s club of Treasure Island, presented the Island’s  Fire Chief, Frank Fernandez, with a check for $3,600.00 to honor the memory of Charlie Fant,who served the Fire Department of Treasure Island for 41 years. He was Chief for 30 of those years. Fant succumbed to cancer in January. Islettes president Toni […]

Tampa Bay Ferry Launches Summer 2-for-1 Special

Since 2016, Tampa Bay Ferry has been showcasing our precious beach communities from the water. This “Transportainment” option provides a fun and unique way for tourists and locals alike, to enjoy traveling the beaches. Plus, it provides tourists the opportunity to experience the waterways like a local. Tampa Bay Ferry offers the lowest price boat […]

SPB Connect App

Stay alert and informed this hurricane season with the City of St. Pete Beach’s app SPB Connect, the official platform for residents to access their government in a single location. With this new tool, residents can submit, track, and view nearby service requests through their smartphones, online, via phone, and SMS. Residents can also use […]

Health Advisory: Fort De Soto’s North Beach

The Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) has issued an advisory for the waters at Fort De Soto’s North Beach based on the marine water bacterial indicator recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This area should be considered a potential health risk to swimmers. DOH-Pinellas conducts saltwater beach testing through the Healthy […]