Happy Independence Day!
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Happy Independence Day!
What a cool event by Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness!
The first annual 2021 Lunchroom Wars competition, Florida’s official student chef cook-off is now closed for submissions. The winners will be announced soon!
Lunchroom Wars will inspire culinary aspirations of Florida students, highlight Florida grown commodities and focus on the importance of school nutrition.
Unfortunately due to covid regulations, we are not putting together our beloved Top Local Chef competition. It's just not an event that would work well in a socially distanced setting.
Instead, we are working on a year-long competition and celebration highlighting Pinellas County restaurants, bakeries, breweries and food trucks.
There's absolutely no fees for businesses to participate. If you're a restaurateur, or have a friend or client who is, please check out the press release for all the details: https://www.localshops1.com/blog/you-re-in-for-something-tasty
Because local businesses need us more than ever.
This is a collaboration between Club Savor and LocalShops1.
Congrats Bucs, another win for Tampa Bay!! !
All we do is WIN!
Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris. May their success be America's success and may we all regain our faith in one another.
Tonight, in Washington, D.C. and across the nation, we came together to honor the over 400,000 Americans we’ve lost to COVID-19. The last year has tested us in unimaginable ways, but now it’s time we begin to heal and overcome — together.
Have a happy new year!
Merry Christmas to all!
Happy holiday season!
CASA St. Petersburg needs your help! Their domestic violence prevention programs are facing a big funding drop due to covid. If you can, consider donating today at www.casa-stpete.org/giving-tuesday and be entered for a chance to win a $300 shopping spree to CASA Community Thrift Shop!
This , we want to reward YOU for supporting survivors of domestic violence! CASA has struggled from the negative financial impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. With the revenue from our thrift shop decreasing dramatically and the loss of income from fundraising events, CASA needs your help now more than ever. Visit, www.casa-stpete.org/giving-tuesday/ to donate today and be entered for a chance to win a $300 shopping spree to CASA Community Thrift Shop!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
🧡 We are so thankful for each and every one of you, for our beautiful restaurant here in Downtown St. Pete, and for being open today! What are you Thankful for?
Gulfport's Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ will be doing another hurricane relief trip next week in a few days! They routinely bring supplies and feed the hungry during their time of need.
They are accepting non-perishable food, flashlights, paper towels, etc, as well as cash donations for supplies. Please bring items to them or contact them directly for info.
Support mom and pop shops!
Ester Venouziou, founder of LocalShops1, is one of the most vocal advocates for supporting small, locally-owned businesses, makers, and artists in the Tampa Bay region. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a new burden on those very entrepreneurs who rely on our bustling market scene to reach customers....
Congratulations Wicked Oak Barbeque on opening up a permanent location!! They absolutely floored us with their amazing food truck at our last festival, and we can't wait to check out their new place!
You can never have too much BBQ — and the city of Tampa is about to get a new pit master courtesy of Wicked Oak BBQ. The concept has been serving up smoked meats in the city of Tampa for a while now, but the owners are ready to debut a new brick and mortar […]
"Where There's A Tail And A Cold Nose, There Is Hope" is a story about a wounded warrior, his service dog and the entire family whose life was changed as a result.
Just one of the inspired articles in the newest THE NEW BARKER magazine!
The newest issue of THE NEW BARKER dog magazine is on its way to you, dear subscriber. We are excited to finally be able to reveal the cover. It's been a long time coming, and we thank you for your patience along with the support and encouragement you've sent our way over the last couple of months.
Two things you may notice about the cover.
First, there is a child with a dog. This is the first time in our 14 years of publishing THE NEW BARKER that a human has been part of the cover artwork. In this issue, you'll read why we felt the timing was right to include a human on the cover and what inspired us to select Romanian artist Valeria Moldovan.
Second, we changed the tagline to better reflect the magazine's content and mission: A gathering place for inspired dog stories.
Some of our features in this issue include a story by Tina K. VaLant on one of the programs the Florida Department of Corrections makes available to some of its inmates. We also have a feature by Brian Kilcommons on the importance of relationship building with our dogs, especially when some of us are heading back to work and leaving our dogs home alone.
We reveal the lengths to which we go to make sure our dogs are safer and healthier in two separate stories. One involves a new pool, designed especially for two adorable French Bulldogs, Pete and Shorty. The other story, by Heather Schulman, is about Whisper, a Standard Poodle who has had health issues since she was a puppy. These dogs, like your dogs, are lucky to have such devoted loving humans looking after them.
"Where There's A Tail And A Cold Nose, There Is Hope" is a story about a wounded warrior, his service dog and the entire family whose life was changed as a result. We did a Zoom interview and set up a most unconventional photo session, thanks to the talented Foto Bohemia.
When you receive your copy, please take a moment to check out our advertising partners. Would you kindly make a point of selecting one or two to visit their social media pages? Like/follow them and let them know you saw their message/ad in THE NEW BARKER dog magazine. It's through their support that this magazine, once again, is made possible for you. 🐕🥳🐾🐾
Nothing but Scotties GROUP VIP Rescue Florida Manatee County Animal Services Humane Society of Tampa Bay Pet Styles by Jennifer Southeastern Guide Dogs Community Pet Project Shannan DiCenzo Powell Country Oaks Animal Hospital & Boarding Kennel Harbourside Animal Hospital Nationwide Pet All County Animal Hospital Dionne Blaesing Tamiami Tap GREY2K USA Lars Erik Robinson Dog-Tog Anne Yarbrough Laura Allen Studios Jacqui Silla SPCA Tampa Bay Humane Society of Greater Miami Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando The Doggie Bag A Pet Boutique Dee Hoult UrgentVet, Inc. Hedz Up Pets Watercollars Plummer Pet Hospital Pet Pal Animal Shelter Seadog Cottages Pete & Shorty's Iowa Bistro - Clearwater Marsha Lee
We love Mio's too!
💝 We feel so much love for this amazing community, and the support you've all shown us since we opened! Thank for letting the Mio's family serve you! See you soon for lunch, dinner, or wine and dessert ;)
📍 119 2nd St N St. Petersburg, FL 33701
🕙 Mon-Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
📞 (727) 498-8627
🍴Check out our menu: www.miosgrill.com
➡️ Order ahead: https://order.miosgrill.com
Looking for a career with meaning? !
Are you passionate about making your community a safer place? Are you social and skilled at donor relations? Well, now is your chance to join our team of passionate individuals to ! We are currently searching for a donor services associate, residential life advocate, a transitional housing coordinator, and more. Visit the link above for more information. www.casa-stpete.org/careers
Amazing! Several festival alumni are now approved vendors for the Super Bowl!
Cupcakes, waffles and Caribbean! They’re among the local businesses that made the cut for next year's Super Bowl preferred vendors list! 😋 🧁 🧇
St. Petersburg publishing a cookbook with local restaurant recipes for coronavirus relief
A new book launched by the city features recipes from over 30 local restaurants.
Have a wonderful Fourth of July!
When shopping online, support your local businesses! LocalShops1.com has subsidized all costs for businesses to list and sell on https://buylocaltampabay.com.
Every single sale goes directly to the local maker or small business you're buying from!
Masks? We wear them to keep your parents safe and keep your neighborhood businesses open.
Will you do the same for ours?
Happy Father's Day to all kinds of fathers!
Happiness is a dad cuddle and to see him smile.
Happy DogFather's Day. Whatever you want to do - catch up on some reading, napping, tinkering - it's your day. Cheers!
(Snag a photo of you and your dog dad,
and share with us, today. Let's make dad smile.)
Have you been cooking the same 5 dishes over and over (and over and over...) for the last 3 months? Great news: Club Savor relaunches today!
Eat out & takeout from the best chefs in town, on a budget: www.clubsavor.com
Was this a lifetime ago? Check out new music from Florida Food & Brews Festival 2020 stars Spark Notes at www.facebook.com/sparknotesmusic/videos/677808976388189/
Retail and restaurant workers interacting with lots of customers are at higher risk than the rest of us. Be respectful and helpful. It doesn't hurt you to take simple precautions, but it sure as heck can hurt them if you don't.
For weeks Samantha Clarke calmly listened to the insults and threats directed daily at her and her employees by people who learned they couldn't enter the Modesto, California, store without wearing a mask and following other coronavirus-related rules. But never, says the 17-year veteran of retail sa...
Check out the Million Dollar Mission!
LocalShops1.com, I Love the Burg St. Pete & That's So Tampa have launched this major initiative to support local businesses!
They're partnering with WannaGo St. Pete, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Deuces Live St Pete, St Pete City Council Member Brandi Gabbard Kunard, and St. Pete DNA!
LocalShops1 is subsidizing costs to develop, maintain and promote the sprawling website. Payments go directly to the small business, and LocalShops1 is not taking any cut of profit for the time being.
Does your city or business association want to get involved? Email [email protected]!
LocalShops1 is on a mission to boost the Tampa Bay economy. At the start of this pandemic Ester Venouziou launched a brand new online market, think like an Etsy or Amazon exclusively for Tampa Bay makers. In the first month of operation, sales were close to $6,500. But the organization has loftier g...
Innovative idea! Have you seen any creative solutions from businesses reopening?
An unusual social-distancing solution already is in place at the North Canton breakfast cafe Twisted Citrus, which will reopen for sit-down dining on May
Happy mother's day!
Seriously, though, happy Mother’s Day to all the moms here!!! ❤️ Hope you all have a beautiful day!
Maybe you don't believe face coverings are important. We're not experts and we're not here to judge. FACT: Small businesses can't survive for long on your business alone.
If you want mom and pop shops to survive, please go above and beyond so that EVERYONE begins to feel safe shopping and eating out.
Going out to eat? Wear face coverings whenever you aren't seated at your table.
Heck, buy a fun one from a local shop/artist and spread the love even more! Here are some options, where 100% of the money (after any bank CC fees) goes to the business: https://buylocaltampabay.com/s?q=face+masks.
How fast we go back to normal depends mostly on how quickly we develop trust in each other to take precautions.
Business owners aren't health policy experts, and don't have any more information or training than the rest of us. Make their decisions easier by wearing masks, following all guidelines and being patient.
Businesses: Creative Loafing Tampa is compiling a list of stores reopening to in-person customers. Use this link to let them know your plans: www.cltampa.com/reopenings
Once we compile the information, this list will appear online and will be regularly updated.
Pinellas Park business friends: If you are opening, the city wants to help you open safely!
The City of Pinellas Park is distributing 20,000 surgical masks to assist local small businesses.
Save the Gabber Newspaper
The Gabber’s always been there for Gulfport — now, the Gabber needs you to be there for it. | Check out 'Save the Gabber Newspaper' on Indiegogo.
Looking for face masks? Here are 13 options from local businesses: https://buylocaltampabay.com/s?category=face-masks
Looking for face masks? Here are 13 options from local businesses:
❤️ this one — matches our colors!!
Photos from Florida Dream Center's post
Creative entrepreneurs! URBAN Brew and BBQ and The Pesky Pelican Brew Pub have both started grocery services to sell restaurant-quality meat & produce directly to the public! They update product lists daily, so check them out for info.
Do you know of any other restaurants with these programs? Let us know in the comments!
URBAN Brew & BBQ, in St. Petersburg, is now pooling its resources to help get you groceries.
Stay up to date on your favorite take-out options! This article is updated regularly as info comes in from businesses.
Some local dining spots are still filling to-go orders for customers. Others have closed. We’re updating this guide constantly.
Because we need a diversion!
Have you played Virtual Musical Bingo 🎶 with us yet?!
EMAIL 📧 [email protected] for details about upcoming events & to join the FUN 🥳
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A volunteer firefighter in Indiana recently had the surprise of a lifetime.
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