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Pass-a-Grille: The Original Tampa Bay Beach Town

PASS-A-GRILLE BEACH, the Southernmost of Pinellas County’s barrier beaches, was the first beach community on the Gulf of Mexico to develop as a weekend residential spot for successful Tampa and St. Petersburg residents. Originally, home to fishermen, homesteaders, and lumber men like Zephaniah Phillips, the island … Continue reading

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Florida’s Grande Dame Hotels Are Holding Their Own

While the latest high-rise hotels in Miami and Orlando seem to be getting all the recent headlines, Florida’s great Victorian and 1920’s resorts are still garnering the great reviews, the support of loyal visitors, and something new places can’t provide: an … Continue reading

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Florida’s Outdoor Building Murals Have Become Big Attractions

More and more Florida towns and cities of all sizes are recognizing that giant building murals not only can become attractions even in the least attractive areas of town, they also teach locals and visitors about the history and people … Continue reading

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events – Mutiny Sinks Before Reaching Florida

One of the victims of Hurricane Sandy was the HMS Bounty, a replica built for the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty. The tall-masted 180-foot ship was actually headed for Saint Petersburg for a last time reunion with St. Pete … Continue reading

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