The Random Harvest
. . . notes from around the Bay, gathered by Jon Wilson, consulting editor, TB Reporter
TROPICAL STORM: Danny, the 2015 hurricane season’s fourth named storm, has formed in the Atlantic and is expected to approach the Caribbean by Sunday as a hurricane, according to today’s (Aug. 18) National Hurricane Center 5 p.m. report.
SPANISH HERITAGE MONTH: To mark the occasion, Gov. and Mrs. Rick Scott are presenting an essay contest open to youngsters in grades 4 through 12, and an art contest for children K through 3. For information, visit www.floridahispanicheritage.com/essay.cfm?lang=en.
PYTHON ALERT: Wildlife authorities want anyone who spots a python to take a picture and report it, either by calling 888-IVEGOT1, going online to IveGot1.org or submitting information through the “IveGot1” app.
YUM-YUM: There’s a new Old Southeast Market on Third Street next to Thrill Hill (Burgers know the spot), with (among other things) fresh goat’s milk from Tampa-based urban farm The Dancing Goat, and Bob’s Famous Cookies, the desserts made by Studio@620 Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones, the I Love the Burg Facebook page reports.
NEW FARMER’S MARKET: Last Saturday (Aug. 15) brought the opening of So Tangerine, which will be open 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each Saturday at the intersection of 49th Street S and Tangerine Greenway in Gulfport. Tip o’ the TBR Hat, once again, to I Love the Burg for reporting this.
SPECIAL TORCH BEARER: Thonotosassa resident William Corsi was one of only 10 athletes from all over the world, and the only one from Florida, to run the “Flame of Hope” torch for the Law Enforcement Torch Run final leg into Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during last month’s opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
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