The city of Dunedin and Tampa Bay Markets will open the new season of the Dunedin Downtown Market Friday.
The market will be located in John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin. The market every Friday and Saturday November through May. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The market will feature approximately 40 vendors, with an emphasis on locally produced goods. Shoppers will find take-home foods, ready-to-eat lunch bites, local produce, plants, cheese, handcrafts, jewelry, artwork and live music.
The fall market welcomes returning vendors such as Kilpatrick Produce; Joe's Market Produce; T's Market Produce offering organic options; Butterfly Plantation; the Orchid Connection; Kato's Orchids; Pane Bella and 20 Shekels offering fresh baked breads; Edens Nectar with raw, local honey; and Plantopia offering handcrafted soaps and more.
New vendors that will be joining the market this year are Pasta Bella with dried, imported pasta blends; Island Breeze Soup Co. offering freshmade soups to go; and Sapore Culinary Boutique, a Dunedin merchant who carries fresh herb and spice mixes, infused local honey and Marcona almonds.
The Dunedin Downtown Market is managed by Tampa Bay Markets and sponsored by the city, the Tampa Bay Times, and Good Living Magazine.
For more information, visit www.TampaBayMarkets.com.
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A new financial planning firm in Tarpon Springs, Wall Street Alliance, held its grand opening Nov. 1.
Owner David Parsons, his wife Donna, Tarpon Springs Mayor David O. Archie, and members of the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce were on hand to cut the ribbon at the new business.
Wall Street Alliance is a financial services firm offering investment advice and asset management, retirement planning, legacy and estate planning, tax planning, executive benefits design and comprehensive financial planning.
The office is located at 9 S Safford Ave. in Tarpon Springs.
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The Witch's Brew cafe and pub in historic downtown Palm Harbor collected more than 100 signatures on petitions supporting medical marijuana in Florida during the shop's recent Witchstock 2013 festival.
During the Halloween-themed event, "Captain Cannabis" spoke to attendees about the legislation scheduled for the 2014 ballot.
"Captain Cannabis is a human encyclopedia on hemp and cannabis and was the perfect person to kick off our local petition drive here at the Witch's Brew," said cafe owner and festival organizer Lesley Klein. "We will continue to have blank medical marijuana petitions available so people can stop and sign here. We will turn them into www.UnitedforCare.org and save the petitioner a stamp."
The Witch's Brew, a magic-themed cafe offering fair-trade organic coffee, ice cream, and beer and wine, opened in 2007. It is located at 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. For information, call (727) 483-9210 or email [email protected]
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