Pictured from left to right are Geri Remming, Assistant Library Director, Patricia Bell and Elliott Rakofsky, Foundation Director. Pat received her Inspire Award for Dedication to Community Service. She was nominated for her boundless support of several Tampa Bay non-profits and the multiple fundraising projects she has led for the benefit of others.
"Pat was extremely happy to receive this award from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce!"
And even with an anticipated influx of tax dollars, don’t expect budget leaders to support proposals for new or expanded programs as lawmakers hold an election-year legislative session that begins in January.
While Florida’s vaccination rate is slightly higher than the national average, the Sunshine State has an outsize population of elderly people, who are especially vulnerable to the virus. It also has a vibrant party scene.
The peak of hurricane season is this Friday, so the tropics are expectedly active. An area of low pressure will try to develop in the northern Gulf of Mexico and then move over North Florida by the middle of the week.
The coronavirus pandemic altered how students learn in the classroom. Now, it’s the main factor behind a statewide substitute teacher shortage, according to the President of the Duval County Teachers United.