​Cooks in Florida are already planning Thanksgiving menus, according to an analysis of Google Trends search terms. With Thanksgiving coming up, cooks across the country are rifling through their recipe boxes, cookbooks and trendy magazines for a menu that will make their guests want to come back for second helpings. A new analysis based on…

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MADEIRA BEACH — Thousands of people again are expected to flock to John’s Pass Village Oct. 18-20 for the John’s Pass Seafood Festival. Festival times are Friday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Besides getting their fill…

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The first 100 diners outside the Largo restaurant on opening day will be eligible to win free hot chicken for a year. LARGO, FL — Capitalizing on Tampa Bay’s love of fried chicken and waffles, Joella’s Hot Chicken will open its first Florida restaurant Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at 10150 Ulmerton Road, Largo.…

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Are you interested in being a food vendor or sponsor or have a silent auction item to donate? The City of Largo is currently looking for those interested in contributing to the 2019 Largo Taste Fest on November 2, 2019 at 5:30pm at Highland Family Aquatic Center. Complete an application below or for questions, contact…

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Boulevard Burgers & Tap House​ in St. Pete Beach is teaming up with the nonprofit Big Cat Rescue​ to help raise funds and awareness. ST. PETE BEACH, FL — In anticipation of the premiere of the live action Lion King movie July 19, Boulevard Burgers & Tap House in St. Pete Beach is teaming up with the…

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SEMINOLE — City councilors gave preliminary approval to Aldi’s plan to expand its storefront in Seminole. At its April 9 meeting, Seminole City Council held the first public hearing regarding an amendment to Aldi’s original development agreement with the city. This amendment would allow the supermarket, which is located at 7777 Seminole Blvd., to add…

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Commission turns down 2-year agreement MADEIRA BEACH — An agreement between the city and the John’s Pass Village Association to continue the Seafood Festival for another year was approved by the City Commission at its April 9 regular meeting. The vote confirms a proposal worked out at previous commission workshop sessions. Under terms of the…

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SEMINOLE — Veronica Harbage, 9, has “always been a helper,” said her mother, Sharon Potts. The Bardmoor Elementary School third-grader is the type of kid who always lends a hand, her mother added. The type to split her dessert in equal parts to share with her cousins. The type of older sister to help around…

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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — For more than 10 years, the Beach Community Food Pantry has been helping feed people in need from a wide area of Pinellas County. The Food Pantry is located in the Calvary Episcopal Church and three times a week those less fortunate can come to the pantry and pick up food…

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