Petition To Place Manatees Back On Endangered List

The Florida-based Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition to have manatees placed back on the endangered species list. That petition was also filed by the Save the Manatee Club, and say a variety of factors have killed off the seagrass manatees depend upon to live. A record 1,100 manatees in 2021, most of those from starvation. Florida Fish and Wildlife has 90 days to review the petition and decide if manatees should go back on the endangered list, then another year to complete the the review.

With the long Thanksgiving weekend getting underway, AAA will once again offer the Tow-To-Go service starting 6 pm Wednesday and ending on Nov. 28, at 6 am. You do not have to be a member of AAA to take advantage of the service, designed to keep impaired drivers off the road. To use the service, call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. You cannot schedule a ride in advance.

After a very successful Feed The Bay food drive with The Dove on Friday, there’s still time to make your donation to Metropolitan Ministries for Thanksgiving in you weren’t able to last week. Donations will be needed through Christmas to help needy families, and it’s as easy as clicking here.

Tampa International Airport has plans to expand, and they’d like to hear from you. A meeting was held Wednesday night, and TPA is also taking comments online on the proposed new Airside D. Some other plans may include self-driving cars and E-gates. The project is scheduled for completion in 2027 at a cost of $787,384,000. The FAA will have final approval on the plan and that should come sometime next year.

A big shake-up for the Walt Disney Company. Over the weekend, they announced the return of CEO Bob Iger, replacing Bob Chapek as CEO effective immediately. Chapek had replaced Iger in 2020, and now Iger comes back to with lower profits and revenue reported for the 4th quarter of 2022.

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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