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Free bike helmets for kids with hearing loss in New Port Richey listen

06/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Kids with hearing loss can get a free bicycle helmet in New Port Richey on Saturday. The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida will hand out 75 helmets between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Debra Golinski is the director of development for the foundation.

“Because they’re hard of hearing, it’s hard for them to be familiar with their surroundings and really know what’s going on as far as noise or hearing a car coming or someone maybe yelling at them or they don’t hear it. So, we thought ...

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The Green ARTery seeks to connect Tampa neighborhoods with bike and walking trails listen

05/30/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Soon pedestrians and cyclist could be able to travel around Central Tampa with ease. Wednesday at Seminole Heights Garden Center residents suggested ways to improve their neighborhood’s portion of what is called the Green ARTery. Those 60 people are part of a grassroots movement in Tampa is pushing to refurbish and connect areas from 20 different districts.

The Green ARTery is a community-based movement which is focused on connecting Central Tampa’s neighborhood assets, the Hillsboroug...

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Tampa joins 2,000 international events for's "Moving Planet" listen

09/26/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The climate group 350 dot org’s main day of action this year asked people around the world to do what they could do take a day off from fossil fuel use. Last Saturday’s global event, called Moving Planet, last Saturday included more than 2000 events in more than 175 countries. Some groups in Tampa joined the global action.

Some Scientists say that [350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanit...

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SWFWMD plans Get Outside event in Pasco County listen

11/04/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District, commonly known as SWFWMD, has produced a new Recreation Guide to more than fifty properties it owns.

As part of the promotion of that guide, this Saturday SWFWMD is hosting a “Get Outside” gathering at one of those properties. It’s at Pasco County’s Starkey Wildern...

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Co-op nurtures Tampa bike community listen

WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The second meeting of the Tampa Bike Co-op was held Monday at Transitions Art gallery on Columbus Avenue E. Green gearheads with a passion for cycling came together to share skills, tools and parts.

Dave Shapango is a bike courier in downtown Tampa. He dreamt of a cooperative that brought together experienced cyclists with those who wanted more experience.

Lilly Richardson is a co-founder of the co-op. She first started hanging out at Transitions Gallery with her band four years ago. ...


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