MOSI Closing For Four Months 

Posted: 3:46 am Friday, August 11th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

This weekend is your last chance to visit MOSI before it closes for four months and moves to a smaller space. It’s the “Kids in Charge Wing” that will MOS’s new home. Some exhibits will stay but the one that everyone may miss the most – the IMAX dome is leaving for good. MOSI will close after regular hours on Sunday.

Did the Florida Highway Patrol break the law itself when one official set a suggested amount of tickets to write on an hourly basis? That email was from Major Mark Welch who said it was part of the SOAR (Statewide Overtime Action Response) program. Welch’s email does not cover troopers in the Bay area, but areas in north Florida..

The Mote Marine Aquarium will hold a memorial for Snooty the Manatee next month. Snooty died when became trapped in equipment in the aquarium. The memorial will be held Sept. 10th and the museum will offer free admission from noon-5 pm.

Pinellas County schools have openings for nurses. They’re looking for LPN’s who will work full-time and have benefits, and that’s for elementary, middle and high schools. Click here for more information.

Using the bus in Hillsborough County may be a little tougher. The Hillsborough County Transit Authority voted to approve the plan that will eliminate 20% of existing routes. The routes that stay will have buses stopping more often to try and make up for the loss of the other routes.

Tim Tebow’s in town for the weekend with the St Lucie Mets. It’s his first season in minor-league baseball and will with the team through Sunday at the Tampa Yankees games, then over to Clearwater for four games with the Threshers. Tebow will turns 30 Monday.

The Don Cesar Hotel in St Pete Beach has received national recognition as one of the top ten historic hotels. The list from USA Today places the celebrated pink hotel 7th with the top spot going to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan.

St Pete Beach city commissioners have voted to approve the sale of alcohol at the beachfront private property or waterfront hotels. Only registered guests would be able to buy drinks, so it’s still off limits on the public parts of the beach. This was the first reading on the issue. Another vote for final approval comes up later this month.