Hi friends! This is Kristen, your host from the Dunedin Daily. Let’s start this Friday off right with a quick update on the biggest things happening in the city today. Let’s go…
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First, today’s weather forecast:
Rather cloudy and humid. High: 92 Low: 79.
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Here are the top five stories from today in Dunedin:
- Registration for Dunedin Before and After School programs opens on July 20 for children in kindergarten through fifth grade enrolled in Dunedin Primary School, Garrison Jones Primary School or San Jose Elementary. The Before Care program is offered between 7:30 a.m. and the start of school and the After Care program is offered after school until 6 p.m. Initial registration must be done in person at the Dunedin Community Center. The program is offered every school day, excluding development days and statutory holidays. (Dunedin Patch)
- Dunedin Showcase Kids Theater presents a performance of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer this weekend July 9-10 at 3 p.m. The Kids division offers drama productions twice a year at the Dunedin Community Center for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages. Tickets are only $8 and can be purchased at the door. (Governor of Dunedin)
- Launched by the Juvenile Welfare Board and their partners, Early Readers, Future Leaders: Pinellas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a grassroots program that aims to improve children’s reading levels before they reach third grade. Part of the program is the Summer Book Bus, which is currently on the road with plans to make dozens of stops at sites across Pinellas County, providing free books to children at each destination. The bus will visit the Dunedin Public Library on Wednesday, July 13 at 11 a.m. Get the kids to choose a new book to take home! If you can’t make it to this event, check the Summer Book Bus timetable for other dates and times throughout the summer. (JWB Pinellas | Summer Book Bus Times)
- We may see Dunedin transition to a sustainable community in the future! The city has established future land use policies in its “Comprehensive Plan for 2035” which outlines a vision for smart growth. According to the city’s website, “The goal of smart growth is to provide a sustainable community that enhances quality of life, protects natural resources, and provides an effective land use model to mitigate the negative impact of population growth”. The plan lists ten smart growth principles, including mixed land use, compact building design, walkable neighborhoods, preserved open spaces, and a variety of transportation options. Read more about Dunedin’s future on the city’s website. (Governor of Dunedin)
- The Dunedin Falcons are considering several challenges in the upcoming football season. Former starting quarterback Parker Stirnkorb has moved to Zephyrhills Christian Academy, needing some adjustments for the fall. Coach Mitch Disney named senior Chris Bostick as the team’s new starting quarterback who will be supported by running backs Noble Wilder, Isaac Oster and Rich Burges. Additionally, the redistricting will pit Dunedin against Class 3A state runners-up Berkeley Prep, Clearwater High School and Calvary Christian, each of whom reached the playoffs in 2021. According to Disney, “They know we have our work cut out for them, but they attacked this with a terrific attitude.” (SBLive)
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Today in Dunedin:
- live music at Mangos And Marley (5 p.m.)
- Sensational Second Friday Summer Sale at the Studio 1212 Art Gallery (5:30 p.m.)
- 2nd Friday Children’s Night at Art from the Heart Cafe (6:30 p.m.)
- Dunedin Blue Jays v Clearwater Threshers at TD Baseball Stadium (6:30 p.m.)
- Fabulous Florida Burlesque Show at the Nest of Caracara (8 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Tampa Bay Newspaper correspondent Tom Germond shares his thoughts on the new law that would force drivers to play music too loudly and the county’s “strong environmental ethic.” He also followed up on a previous article he wrote about congestion along the Pinellas Trail in downtown Dunedin. (TBN Weekly)
- Robotic umpires using Automated Balls and Strikes (ABS) technology are being tested at minor league stadiums in the Tampa Bay area. Referees receive calls from the device in an earpiece, which they then transmit to the crowd. “It’s pretty cool that we’re the first to experience it,” said Dunedin Blue Jays pitcher Matt Svanson. “They [MLB] poll us after the year to see how we like it, so our opinions matter on how it will ultimately be implemented in the game.” ABS technology could be used in the major leagues as early as 2024. (Fox13)
- Clear Sky Draft Haus will team up with friends at Southern Lights Brewing on July 19 to offer a five-course dinner and six beers. Get your tickets now for $60! (Clear Sky Draft House via Facebook)
- Looking for vintage rims? Pawn Max in Dunedin is selling a beautiful 1969 VW bus with a custom interior that makes it look brand new. These photos are a must see! (Pawn Max via Facebook)
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You are now aware and ready to go out this Friday. I’ll join you early tomorrow morning with another update!