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Runners celebrate the season in Speedos

Runners celebrate the season in Speedos

Gulfport, FL - The streets of Historic Downtown Gulfport will host more than just the monthly Third Saturday Art Walk this Saturday, Dec. 18. The Santa Speedo Run will also add to the festivities, bringing hundreds of brave runners together to raise money for AIDS research through a 1-mile race starting in Clymer Park at 4:00 p.m. and ending at The Gulfport Recreation Center.

As for attire, a Speedo-like bathing suit is strongly encouraged, while thongs are strongly discouraged. Holiday colors are preferred. You will also need sneakers, and Santa beards and other holiday accessories are welcome. Runners should bring a copy of their registration email and a pledge sheet with any donations collected offline.

The goal of the event is to participate in a fun and unique charity event aimed at raising money for AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc. and the Brighter Seasons for Children program.

Start your Saturday with Santa

Start your Saturday with Santa

Seminole, FL - Normally Santa only has time for some quick milk and cookies on the go, but he's making an exception for Seminole residents during Breakfast with Santa Saturday. The annual event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The City of Seminole's Recreation Department and Seminole Recreation teen board are co-sponsoring the shindig, which will be held at the Seminole Recreation Center.Tickets cost $5 per person and the deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 16.

Deputies deliver Christmas gifts and nearly 100 bikes in sheriff's "Christmas Sharing Project"

Deputies deliver Christmas gifts and nearly 100 bikes in sheriff's "Christmas Sharing Project"

Clearwater, FL - Pinellas County deputy sheriffs loaded bicycles and other Christmas packages into their cruisers for delivery to families at 2:00 p.m. today.

The Christmas deliveries were part of the annual Sheriff's Christmas Sharing Project, where Pinellas Sheriff's Office members submit the names of children, crime victims and families who needed help over the holidays.

Overall, Sheriff's Office members have shopped for nearly 500 children this holiday season. Gifts were purchased with funds earned during the Sheriff's annual "Ride & Run With the Stars" event which was held at Ft.

Suncoast Animal League needs help!

Suncoast Animal League needs help!

Palm Harbor, FL - The Suncoast Animal League responds to an urgent plea for help from a Georgia animal shelter. The shelter is overrun with dogs who are facing freezing conditions in their outdoor facility and asked Suncoast for help.

Suncoast is currently trying to find a couple of volunteers who can meet the Georgia transport halfway or to pick up the pups. They will rent a cargo van and appreciate the gas card offers. They also are asking for help fostering some pups when they return.

Trixie was found badly injured, possibly abused. Her leg had to be amputated. She weighs only 22 lbs and is over 1 year old. She is somewhat afraid of men. Trixie will need a special foster family.

Grace was found alone in the woods. She actually called out to her rescuers who were looking for her but could not find her. She was malnourished and suffering from the elements.

Fire Rescue Santa ride continues to roll through Palm Harbor

Fire Rescue Santa ride continues to roll through Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor, FL - Today is the last day of Santa's weeklong tour through town to visit the community firemen, so mark your calendars for a holiday visit from Santa, Sparky, and the Palm Harbor Firefighters.
 
The Annual Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Santa ride spreads holiday cheer as firefighters drive an antique fire truck throughout the streets of Palm Harbor, Ozona, and Crystal Beach extending holiday music, festive lights, and of course waves and shouts from Santa Claus himself!

Santa Claus packs his sleigh to parade through Safety Harbor

Santa Claus packs his sleigh to parade through Safety Harbor

Safety Harbor - He's making his list, checking it twice, then leading a caravan into Safety Harbor to reward those who've been nice. It's time for Safety Harbor's annual holiday parade, which is scheduled to take its tour down Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 1:00 p.m.

The festive event will feature floats, classic cars, Shriners, ROTC, and jolly old St. Nick himself. This will be the 30th installment of the Safety Harbor tradition, which is hosted by the city's Holiday Committee.

"Plant 1,000 Trees" campaign comes to Dunedin this weekend

"Plant 1,000 Trees" campaign comes to Dunedin this weekend

Dunedin, FL - A local Endodontist brings his "Plant 1000 Trees Before You Die" campaign to Dunedin giving citizens a chance to join the cause.

Dr. Garland Forbes has distributed over 13,000 trees over the past four years throughout Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, and Polk counties. This year, he has ordered 3,000 trees for distribution bringing his total to 16,000 trees in five years.

After a successful distribution last year in Dunedin, Dr. Forbes will be back for the Green Market at Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin on Friday, December 18 to hand out trees for people to plant.