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    Last Day to Enjoy “Beach Goes Pops” in Pass-a-Grille Beach

    Visit Beach Goes Pops

    Visit Beach Goes Pops

    If you are lounging around watching TV and seeing your Saturday melting away in your sofa, this post is for you! Have you ever been to Pass-a-Grille Beach? This is one of the most beautiful beaches of the west coast of Florida. It is still far from a tourist attraction. If you need a reason to come to Pass-a-Grille beach, today is the perfect day. At 4PM “Beach Goes Pops” kicks in with music, great food, beverages and a wonderful susnet . You will enjoy Jazz music which starts at 7:30PM.

    Artworks will also be on sale from local artists and delicious food from local restaurants. Como support your local Florida merchants.

    The event is located on Pass-A-Grille Beach at 9th Ave and Gulf Way in St Pete Beach.

    For more information about this event check out the official link: http://www.beachgoespops.com/

    Don’t forget to check out the history of this hidden gem town in Florida.  Visit My-Pass-A-Grille website for an in depth look at how it all began… The story has pirates, whales, Native Americans and more…it is all real.. it is all ours! Read on.

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    Things to Do in Florida

    Charming Tarpon Springs

    Right off US 19, heading west on Tarpon Ave. in less than 1 mile you will soon step into a little Greek town called Tarpon Springs also known as “The Venice of the South”.   This town was incorporated in 1887 and is the oldest city in Pinellas County.  Tarpon Springs has plenty of parks, brick roads, delicious food, boutiques, antiques shops…

    Visit Tarpon Springs

    Visit Tarpon Springs

    In general, it has it all that you can think of a quaint old town.  Just the perfect scenery for a splendid and fulfilling day.   Tarpon Springs’ unique attraction is the Sponge Docks which is at the heart of the city’s Greek Town.  This area was settled by Greek Fishermen in the early twentieth century.  The Sponge Docks is actually registered in the National Registry of Historic Places.

    Tarpon Springs is also known as an art destination bust mostly known for its annual Epiphany Celebration in which young men dive in for a cross thrown in the Spring Bayou. As it is for me, I enjoy the antique shops and the fabulous food along the way.  Special mention to Currents Restaurant for the amazing dining experience;   Hella’s Cafe for its excellent coffee and delicious Greek pastries, and Rusty Bellies for Tarpon Springs’ freshest seafood and outside bar with live music.  OPA!

    Check out Tarpon Springs upcoming Events at: http://www.ctsfl.us/events.html

    Florida Beaches

    Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Concert Series

    jacksonville-beachCool Sounds of Hot Summer Nights
    Time:  Sundays during summer – 5 PM - 9 PM
    Location:  Sea Walk Pavilion

    7:30 pm   Headliner:     Brian Simpson and
    Special Guest Jackiem Joyner
    6:00 pm   Headliner:     Michael Lington
    5:00 pm   Opening Act: Lin Roundtree

    Florida Hotels

    Florida Resident Rates From $139 at Orlando World Center Marriott

    Orlando World Center Marriott ResortThe Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is gearing up for summer and invites Florida residents to drive in, park it, dine and save, with the Resident Rate Florida Resort Package, priced from $139 to $219 per night, now through September 30, 2009, which includes:

    * Deluxe hotel accommodations in Orlando for one night
    * Complimentary upgrade to pool view room
    * Breakfast buffet for two adults and children 12 and under
    * Free self-parking
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    Florida Restaurants

    Perricone’s Marketplace & Café

    By Gary J. Arzt

    A little more then a decade ago, Steve Perricone had a dream. He wanted to convert a home, sitting on S. E. 10th Street, just west of Brickell Avenue (built in the early part of the 20th century) into a restaurant. I shan’t dwell on the results of that effort, save to say that the idea ‘collapsed around him.’ Undeterred, Steve left for Vermont, where he found and dismantled a barn built around 1700. The patina of age, of the beams, flooring and walls have added to the comfort, charm and hominess of Perricone’s - a restaurant that is filled with local businessmen, the idle rich and people passing through town on business or as tourists.
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    Florida State Parks

    Butterfly Gardening

    alfred-bAlfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m.The Department of Environmental Protection’s Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites the public to come out for a morning presentation by Julie Neel, a well known butterfly gardener from South Georgia. Wouldn’t you like to have a beautiful garden and at the same time attract winged jewels? Julie truly enjoys educating the public about ways to attract butterflies to their gardens. She is a wonderful southern lady who has for years shared her joy of Butterfly Gardening with others. Southern Living magazine once referred to her as, “Georgia’s Butterfly Lady.” This workshop will take place at the Gardener’s Cottage.
    Fees: The program is free with paid park admission.
    Contact: (850) 487-4115
    Directions: Maclay State Gardens is located one half mile north of I-10 on U.S. 319.

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