Know Your Zone 

Posted: 3:27 am Thursday, April 5th, 2018

By Ann Kelly


As we approach the start of hurricane season Florida state officials are asking residents who do not live in evacuation zones to think twice about leaving when a storm is approaching.  They want to make sure resources are available for people who really need them. Their message is to “know your zone, know your home.”



If you love your blueberries, you may not love the prices this season. The one-two punch of Hurricane Irma and frost from the cold weather damaged some crops. The Florida Blueberry Growers Association has said just about every farm in the state had some damage but they are still hoping for a good year.



Lightning fans can look forward to those single game tickets for the first round playoffs for the Stanley Cup will going on sale Friday morning at 10 am.  The Lightning say they expect team captain Steve Stamkos to be ready to play after he left a game over the weekend with an aggravated lower body injury.



This weekend you can freshwater fish without a license in Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife holds the annual event to encourage anglers to get out and enjoy a day fishing. But saltwater fishing for free isn’t until June. Here’s the days you can head out and enjoy a day fishing for free.



Photo Sarasota County Sheriff Office FB

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office  came to the rescue of a five-year old German Shepherd swimming in the waters of the Intercoastal Waterway of Lemon Bay in Venice Monday morning. Rex’s owner never thought he’d see his friend Rex again, but kayaker Karen Mullen spotted Rex and with the help of the SCSO helped rescue the scared dog and return him to his grateful owner Bob Welter.



Clearwater Beach. (Photo credit: Mariamichelle / Pixabay

It might to tougher to find a spot on the sand soon. Starting July 1st access to the beach that’s behind private business and homes could be restricted.  What is considered the “dry sand” above the high tide line would be open to those private areas only. It’s the first time for beaches in Pinellas County to enforce the new law.