Morning, Dunedin! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Wednesday started off right.


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and humid. High: 80 Low: 64.

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Here are the top 3 stories in Dunedin today:

  1. Do you include plastic bags in your recycling? The City of Dunedin Florida asks that you DON’T as they become tangled in the machinery at the sorting plant. This can damage machinery, back up the sorting process, and be dangerous for workers who climb into the machinery to remove the plastic bags. Do your part by NOT recycling plastic bags in the blue bin. Avoid single-use plastic bags by refusing them at checkout and bringing your own reusable bags. (Facebook | Dunedin Gov)
  2. The City of Dunedin and the Friends of the Hammock invite residents to a special event at Hammock Park on Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 AM. Attendees will learn about butterflies and backyard butterfly gardening. Limited spots are available. Those interested can register online now. (Facebook| Register Online)
  3. Dunedin Brewery is scheduled to sponsor The 12th Annual Orange Blossom Jamboree this spring. The five-day music festival will begin on May 18. So far the lineup consists of 53 bands, live art, and performers across three stages with shows designed for kids, teens, and adults. The event will be held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville and include food, beer, and other vendors. Tickets are on sale now. (Music Fest News | Orange Blossom Jamboree)

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Today in Dunedin:

  • In The News at the Hale Senior Activity Center (2:00 PM)
  • Peace Pole Dedication at the Dunedin Community Center (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Dunedin High School celebrates after being chosen as a National Finalist for the 3DE Arby’s National Case Competition and is now in the Final Four. Mr. Kippen’s 3DE students involved in the competition include Katelyn Gilmore, Jeremiah Tokar, Isiah Ward, Sophia Harmon Greene, Chloe Stertz, and Ingrid Cruz. They will present their solutions on March 4 at 12:00 PM for an opportunity to be national champions. (Facebook)
  • The City of Dunedin Florida is offering a course for those interested in becoming a Certified Lifeguard. The course is $240 per person and is available for anyone 15 years and up. It will be held on weekends at the Highlander Pool. Register online by March 11. (Facebook | Dunedin Gov)
  • A program for “Differently Abled” tweens, teens, and adults is offered by Dunedin Parks & Recreation every Friday afternoon at the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center. This drop-in program allows those with sensory, developmental, or physical disabilities to explore and utilize the center exclusively and play video games, billiards, ping pong, indoor basketball, and more. No signup or registration is required. (Dunedin Gov)
  • Is your teen looking for a summer job? The Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department is looking to hire lifeguards, teen camp leaders, and recreation leaders to work during their summer camp programs between May 31 and August 5. (Dunedin Gov)

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