4 Scientific Reasons The Beach Can Calm You

Science Explains How The Beach Can Change Our Brains And Mental Health

“Have you ever spent a day at the beach and come back home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated? You may readily agree that the beach has a calming effect, but did you also know that being at the beach can have a dramatic effect on your health and well-being and can even change your brain. Let’s take a look at some of the scientifically backed benefits that the beach can offer.”

http://www.lifehack.org/408837/science-explains-how-the-beach-can-change-our-brains-and-mental-health

Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000

“Action 2000, Inc. is excited to announce that we will be funding three new Key West Style Bus Shelters along Gulf Boulevard in 2016! Our next meeting is Monday, February 8th at 6:30pm at the Beach Art Center. All are welcome.”

http://www.irbaction2000.com/

Warm-Up Wednesdays

“Who likes waiting on the train platform in winter? #NoOne. This February, Chicagoans are in luck because Uber and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater are teaming up to give you the opportunity to warm up with a FREE ride every Wednesday!

On Warm Up Wednesday you’ll have a chance to get to where you want to go and get as warm as you would be if you were sitting on one of America’s Best Beaches. Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a FREE vacation to St. Pete/Clearwater too!”

Click here for more information:

http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/article/warm-up-Wednesdays

 

 

Red Tide Update

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“The latest information is that conditions remain unchanged from last week: there has been zero net movement of the bloom, which is still sitting 5-15 miles offshore of northern Pinellas County. Also, no new fish kills or respiratory issues have been reported within the past week. As such, a timetable for any possible local effects of the Red Tide is unknown due to this lack of movement and unpredictable wind/water currents.

Friday’s updated FWC Red Tide report

St. Pete Clearwater Industry Update regarding Red Tide Bloom.

According to updated FWC forecasting models, there is still no strong movement of the bloom toward the coast over the next couple days. However, at this time, given the number of variables (most notably wind and water currents), it is difficult to determine when, where—or even if—landfall would happen.

 

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Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival

From Sep 27, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013

Every September spectators turn to the water to witness the Bright House – Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival. The boats, equipped with F-16 jet canopies and 6,000-horsepower engines, race at speeds of up to 180 mph in the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach. Races start from Pier 60, so the shoreline and beachfront hotels make great vantage points. This three day event is packed with activity beyond racing. Don’t miss the accompanying festivals and Baystar race village in nearby Coachman Park, where you can take photos with the boats and teams, enjoy a block party, seafood festival and listen to live entertainment.

 

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Local hotels win White Glove Awards

Local hotels win White Glove Awards

The Pinellas County chapter of the Superior Small Lodging Association recently announced that 33 local boutique hotels have received the statewide organization’s prestigious Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence.

While there are more than 400 hotels, motels, B&Bs, travel lodges, inns, beach houses, resorts and other hospitality destinations in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, only 33 local boutique

hotels – or 92 percent of all local SSL members – have earned this year’s highly coveted White Glove Award.

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