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Sharks cram into Florida canals to avoid red tide, experts say

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – Residents who live on the water along Longboat Key, near Sarasota, Florida, are used to seeing all sorts of marine life in their backyard canals, but the view they had last week was unlike anything they’ve seen before — and experts say it’s because of the red tide bloom impacting the area.
Gulfport, FLthegabber.com

Gulfport’s Peninsula Inn Inspires Spooky Novel

Rumors of benevolent local spirits haunting Gulfport’s Peninsula Inn became the catalyst for author Carol J. Perry’s newest cozy mystery, “Be My Ghost.”. In preparation for the novel’s release, Perry and a camera crew shot a short trailer at the historic hotel at 2937 Beach Blvd. S., on Wednesday, July 21. The Q & A style video set the tone for the paranormal beach read with Perry costumed in an oversized purple witch hat dangling with plastic spiders.
Sarasota, FLsarasotamagazine.com

A Bradenton Realtor Is Sportscasting from the Tokyo Olympics

Italian for “second,” Leah Secondo's last name is a misnomer—she’s at the top of two professional careers, as a realtor for Michael Saunders & Company and as a sportscaster, and she's no stranger to finishing first. Secondo began her professional broadcasting career in 1984 at WGGB-TV 40 in Springfield, Massachusetts,...
Gulfport, FLthegabber.com

Fourth Saturday Market Debuts in Gulfport

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The inaugural Fourth Saturday Fresh Market on Beach Boulevard on July 24 welcomed popular Tuesday vendors back to Gulfport. The market, organized by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber staff Colleen Murphy and Missy Gosselin, and GMC member and volunteer Maurice Loeb, takes place in addition to – not instead of – the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. At least one new vendor – fresh lemonade, anyone? – joined the ranks of familiar faces lining downtown with fresh produce, meats and handmade items.
Tampa, FLHerald Tribune

Sebastian Maniscalco to play Tampa's Amalie Arena

One of today's biggest names in stand-up comedy has added a headlining date at a Florida arena to his lineup of upcoming shows. Sebastian Maniscalco will visit Tampa's Amalie Arena on Nov. 18 during his Nobody Does This tour. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Live music:15 biggest...