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Summer BreakSpot program underway

Summer BreakSpot program underway

Pinellas County, Florida -- At locations throughout the county, free breakfasts, lunches and snacks are available to anyone 18 and under all summer long. 

Break the mosquito cycle

Break the mosquito cycle

Pinellas County, Florida -- Mosquitoes are on the rise in Pinellas County due to the recent rains, and that was from only one tropical storm. 

As a result, Pinellas County Mosquito Control technicians are aggressively treating known breeding areas by ground and air. Technicians have noted that many of the areas they have inspected contain standing water- the ideal breeding condition for mosquitoes. 

Pinellas County Mosquito Control is asking all citizens to do their part in reducing the mosquito population by following these simple steps:

Get free HIV test

Get free HIV test

Pinellas County, Florida -- To mark National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 28, a partnership of several Pinellas community health organizations will be offering health screenings, vaccines and HIV tests at no cost.

The Pinellas Planning Partnership is collaborating on the community event from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens, 3350 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, to provide the screenings. No appointments are necessary.

Avoid mosquitoes during Florida's rainy season

Avoid mosquitoes during Florida's rainy season

Pinellas County, Florida -- Floridians know that summer rains bring lots of opportunities for mosquitoes to thrive, but those pesky biting, buzzing "skeeters" are more than just a hot-weather nuisance.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County reminds all residents and visitors to protect themselves from mosquitoes because of the threat of serious mosquito-borne illnesses they can transmit. Preventing bites can protect your health.

How can you protect your family? Start with this simple mosquito protection:

A Sugar-Free Summer for Your Kids

A Sugar-Free Summer for Your Kids

Gulfport, Florida -- Send a swimsuit. Send a bicycle. Just don’t send soda to the St. Pete Beach summer camps. This summer, St. Pete Beach is going sugar free. No soda, no candy, no sugar. That’s right: when you send your kid to camp, leave the Pepsi at home.

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Kids splash and dash at the St. Pete beach pool

Kids splash and dash at the St. Pete beach pool

Gulfport, Florida -- Last year St. Pete Beach introduced a new event for kids: the Splash and Dash, a just-for-fun, non-sanctioned run and swim for kids. Kids between 5 and 12 competed in the friendly face off. The event started with a lap around Horan Park and finished with a swim. Kids over 10 swam 75 yards; the 10 - 12 age group swam 50 yards, and competitors 8 and under swam 25 yards.

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New Highland Rec complex offers Les Mills Body Pump class

New Highland Rec complex offers Les Mills Body Pump class

Largo, Florida -- Les Mills Body Pump, the original barbell class, is coming to the new Highland Recreation Complex starting June 10. Body Pump will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast! 

Certified instructors will provide resistance workout training that focuses on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you will burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning.

The new Highland Recreation Complex will open for business on Monday, June 3 with facility classes and programs beginning on June 10.