🌱 Book Signing + Back To School Expo + Causeway Project Underway

Good morning, everybody! It’s Kristen, your host of the Dunedin Daily – back in your inbox with today’s community news. Let’s do this …

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First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and humid. High: 92 Low: 80.

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Here are the top three stories today in Dunedin:

  1. A Back to School Open House & Expo event is scheduled for July 28 between 6 and 8 pm at the MLK Jr. Recreation Center. Attendees can visit with local exhibitors providing information about school resources and information. Learn more about after-school activities, morning programs, health and wellness, safety, and more. Bring the kids to enjoy hands-on activities and games with others. The first 200 school-age children will receive a free backpack and school supplies. (Dunedin Patch)
  2. Construction for the Dunedin Causeway project is now underway. According to Pinellas County’s social media pages, a county contractor is milling and repaving the roadway from Alternate US 19 to the turnaround before Honeymoon Island State Park. Construction will only be performed on Sundays through Thursdays between 9 pm and 8 am to avoid traffic delays. Drivers using the causeway during construction hours should exercise extreme caution around workers and adhere to the directions of flaggers. (Pinellas County Government via Facebook)
  3. Bend-The-Trend in Dunedin is hosting a book signing event on June 25 and 26 between 1 and 5 pm with Cindie Schooner-Ball. Ball is the author of “Sister in a Brotherhood: Stories from My Life as a Female Firefighter ” which follows her career in a male-dominated profession. The event will include food, drinks and an opportunity to speak to the author. (Bend The Trend via Facebook | Sister in a Brotherhood)

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Today in Dunedin:

  • Crafter’s Corner at the Hale Senior Activity Center (10 am)
  • Sensational Summer Sale at Studio 1212 Art Gallery (11 am)
  • Family Movie Night showing “The Sandlot” at North Dunedin Baptist Church (6:30 pm)
  • Canvas and Wine Night at Art from the Heart Cafe (6:30 pm)
  • Pride Show and Dance Party at Blur (9 pm)

From my notebook:

  • With the summer heat upon us, we’re more at risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the best response to prevent further harm. (Pinellas County Government via Facebook | National Weather Service)
  • Like us, our pets are also at risk of overheating over the summer. SPCA Tampa Bay shares some tips to keep your pet cool for the summer, such as taking early morning or evening walks. See their website for more tips! (SPCA Tampa Bay via Facebook | SPCA Tampa Bay)
  • The City of Dunedin thanked city ​​staff “for their commitment to servicing our residents and the community” with a special Juneteenth Employee In-Service Day. You can check out photos from the event on the city’s Facebook page. (City of Dunedin via Facebook)
  • As part of an Eagle Scout project, two bat boxes were installed on Honeymoon Island to support the area’s native bat population. Since bats eat so many insects, their presence can often reduce the need for pesticide sprays! Click the link to check out photos of the bat boxes. (Friends of the Island Parks via Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Friday! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.

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