Falling Back

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. At that time, you’ll need to set your clocks back (remember “fall back”) one hour.

Like it or not, this is the weekend we fall back on hour. The switch from Daylight Saving Time officially ends Sunday morning at 2 am, so make sure to reset the clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. The Sunshine Protection Act, originally introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio in 2019 which would allow Florida to keep daylight saving time permanently, has never become law.

The Pinellas County Transit Authority has three new zero-emission electric buses on the road, as well as a new program for qualifying residents to ride for free. The PSTA Transportation Disadvantaged Program is for those who live in Pinellas County and make less than 200% of the federal poverty guideline, and will use the service for basis needs.

The TECO Manatee Viewing Center is open again for the season. You’ll notice a few new items to enhance your experience that will include a new viewing platform which will open Nov. 15. The education center has been upgraded, and if the walk from the remote parking lot is too long for you, take advantage of the two new electric golf carts that will offer rides. They’re also hiring with various positions available.

The Skyway 10K is taking registrations for the 8,000 total available spots, but the won’t be using the lottery system any longer. General admission will cost runners $125 per person, and for VIP registration is $300, but only open to for the first 500 who register. The old lottery system won’t be used this year, so when those spots are gone, they’re gone. 100% of the proceeds from the Skyway 10K benefit the Armed Forces Family Foundation.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida will add sports betting and games like craps and roulette after a two-year wait. starting on Dec. 7th at three Seminole casinos in South Florida. You’ll have to wait in Tampa. They will start on Dec. 8th at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.

Ann Kelly

Ann Kelly

Hello, I am Ann Kelly! I was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio (which is a suburb of Cleveland) as one of five children!

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