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Treasure Island News and Events



Treasure Island news headlines and coming Treasure Island area events from local newspapers, television stations and organizations.

Treasure Island Area Events

32nd Annual Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade
December 15, 2017
Parade departs the The Club at Treasure Island at 6:20pm
Parade arrives at TI Causeway Bridge at 7pm
Parade ends at 8:15pm at John’s Pass

Holiday Happenings on Treasure Island
Santa’s Mailbox – An Afternoon at the North Pole - 32nd Annual Treasure Island Holiday Lighted Boat Parade and Celebration - Recreational Camp for Children ages 5-12 years old
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Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Reschedules Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast, based in St. Petersburg, announced today that due to the lingering impact of Hurricane Irma and the need of the community to focus on rebuilding, the organization is rescheduling its signature fundraising event to February 17, 2018.
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Treasure Island News and Headlines


2nd DCA rules in TI beach parking case
A recent decision by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals opens the door for the city of Treasure Island to again stage events on the beach but public parking on the beach will remain illegal.
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Treasure Island Causeway talks to start with St. Pete
In an effort to save the city about $100,000 per year in maintenance costs, Treasure Island leaders are set to begin discussions with the city of St. Petersburg about a possible maintenance agreement for the east end of the Treasure Island Causeway.
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Corps awards contract for Pinellas County beach renourishment
The contractor will place approximately 1 million cubic yards of beach-quality sand along the critically eroded shoreline of Sand Key, and approximately 63,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand on Treasure Island at Sunshine beach.
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Looking 1951: Curious about wrestling's Gorgeous George who was staying at Treasure Island's Buccaneeer Hotel
'Gorgeous George' Wagner became one of the most popular wrestlers of the 1940s and 1950s thanks to his athleticism, his bleach blond hair, his brilliant self-promotional skills and a singularly outrageous in-ring persona that was ahead of its time. Below is a snapshot of the wrestler from back in 1951.
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Treasure Island fees to increase
The cost of doing business with the city of Treasure Island is about to increase slightly.
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Treasure Island K9 named in Nationwide most unusual pet insurance claim of the year list
After reviewing nearly 1.5 million pet insurance claims received over the past year, Nationwide has nominated 12 worthy candidates for the 2017 Hambone Award, one of which is from Treasure Island
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Treasure Island still hoping for tolling endorsement
City officials are still holding out hope the Federal Highway Administration will give them the thumbs-up to return tolls to the Treasure Island Causeway.
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Budweiser expands "Give A Damn" Safe Rides Campaign to offer Lyft Rides to Prevent Drunk Driving
Budweiser announced the bold next step in its Give A Damn campaign, together with safe ride partner Lyft. Given the success of last year's pilot program — during which Budweiser delivered more than 35,000 rides home across six states the brand will expand the 2017 campaign to offer 150,000 round-trip rides across nine states including the Tampa Bay area of Florida to help people get to and from their nights out.
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Florida treasure hunter finds Winnipegger's championship ring after hurricane
His search along the coast on the Gulf of Mexico eventually brought him to Sunset Beach on Treasure Island.
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Retiring Treasure Island detective leaves decades-long legacy of personal service to community
For more than 30 years, Kathi Lovelace patrolled the city's streets, investigated its crimes and found lost dogs, cats, snakes, birds and wedding rings.
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FL smoking ban not so smoke free
"Just because we're out in an open area doesn't mean that second hand smoke isn't blowing directly in one of my children's faces," said Julie Featherston. Featherston is a life-long beach lover who helped inspire a volunteer effort to rid Treasure Island beaches of plastic straws two years ago. She also tried to fight Florida's tobacco preemption clause when she started an online petition a few years ago.
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