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Morning Watch: Supermoon lights up the morning sky worldwide

The moon rises behind Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas, Sunday evening, Nov. 13, 2016. On Monday the supermoon will be the closest full moon to earth since 1948, and it won't be as close again until 2034. [Tim Fox/The Dallas Morning News via Associated Press]

The moon rises behind Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas, Sunday evening, Nov. 13, 2016. On Monday the supermoon will be the closest full moon to earth since 1948, and it won't be as close again until 2034. [Tim Fox/The Dallas Morning News via Associated Press]

Here's what's happening around the Tampa Bay area:

While clouds kept much of the Tampa Bay area from getting a clear glimpse, the brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon reached its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday.

HOOPER: IT'S TIME TO STOP THE FINGER-POINTING AND NAME-CALLING

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Feels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area

People need to stop asking those disappointed in the outcome of the presidential election to act like it's a sporting event, columnist Ernest Hooper writes. It trivializes legitimate concerns and overlooks the spate of heinous acts emerging in the wake of Donald Trump's victory. This was not the World Series. This is the most contentious, controversial election in modern times.

2017 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL LINEUP: LITTLE BIG TOWN, RASCAL FLATTS, WILLIE NELSON AND MORE

The Florida Strawberry Festival is going big in 2017. The lineup just dropped for the 11-day festival in Plant City, and it includes a host of big-time country, pop and rock acts who normally fill arenas, amphitheaters and large theaters. Among them: Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Needtobreathe, Willie Nelson, 3 Doors Down, Jennifer Nettles and the Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.

BACKERS OF HILLSBOROUGH'S FAILED TRANSPORTATION REFERENDUM SEE MISSED OPPORTUNITY ON ELECTION DAY

The turnout for Tuesday's election was exactly what many Hillsborough County officials hoped for when they proposed a referendum to raise the sales tax by a half-cent to pay for transportation needs. Participation was high — 72 percent — and it strongly favored Democrats. Just one problem: The referendum wasn't on the ballot.

GOP DOMINANCE IN WASHINGTON GIVES RUBIO CHANCE TO CHANGE CUBA THAW

The Cuban Embassy in Washington

With Donald Trump and Republican dominance coming to Washington, Sen. Marco Rubio has a sudden opportunity to make a difference on an issue that has defined his career: Cuba. Rubio, who easily won re-election, helping Republicans hold the Senate, will be the third most senior member of the Foreign Relations Committee. The stunning Trump victory gives him more standing to pursue an agenda, Alex Leary writes.

WHAT TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS WEEK: DOCUMENTARY SPECIALS, LIMETOWN PODCAST

We're just over a week away from the annual gratitude and gluttony feast known as Thanksgiving. Next week we'll have a chunky list of essential TV to binge with family when the after-dinner food coma kicks in. But this week we're welcoming Thanksgiving-themed episodes of prime time favorites, namely ABC family comedy. Here's your guide to what to watch.

Morning Watch: Supermoon lights up the morning sky worldwide 11/14/16 [Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2016 10:13am]
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  1. Coquina Key Neighborhood Association to hold forum for District 6 council candidates

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Coquina Key Neighborhood Association is inviting residents to meet the crowded field of candidates running for St. Petersburg's City Council District 6 at a forum Monday evening.

    International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement-affiliated City Council candidate Eritha "Akile" Cainion pauses between answers during a forum at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront earlier this month. The Coquina Key Neighborhood Association plans to hold another forum on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coquina Key Neighborhood Association Clubhouse, 3850 Pompano Drive SE. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
  2. Lake Tarpon bass tournament still going strong after nearly 40 years (w/video)

    Outdoors

    Matt Smith, left, and Gary Muchler, work to bring a large mouth bass into Smith's bass boat with only minutes to spare while fishing off Dolly Bay in Lake Tarpon during the Lake Tarpon Tuesday Night Bass Fishing Tournament on Tuesday (7/18/17). The fish sealed second place for the duo.
  3. Pinellas licensing board asks Sen. Jack Latvala for $500,000 loan

    Local Government

    The troubled Pinellas County agency that regulates contractors wants Sen. Jack Latvala to help it get a $500,000 lifeline from the state to stay afloat.

    State Sen . Jack Latvala, R- Clearwater, is being asked to help the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board get $500,000 from the state so it can stay open beyond February.  [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  4. Snooty the manatee's death prompts outpouring of support, petition to move Confederate monument

    Wildlife

    BRADENTON — The South Florida Museum aquarium remains closed Monday and tributes continue to pour in following the shocking death of Snooty, the beloved manatee who captured the hearts of …

    Four-year-old Katie Blair pays her respects to Snooty at a makeshift memorial in front of the museum on Sunday. Katie and her family has visited the aquarium to see Snooty four times this year. 
Snooty was the world's oldest living manatee in captivity and celebrated his 69th birthday Friday at the aquarium. Aquarium officials described Snooty's death as a tragic accident and is being investigated. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]

  5. Clearwater mansion that sold at record price is back on the market for $19.75 million

    Real Estate

    CLEARWATER — Less than four months after it sold for a record $11.18 million, the waterfront Century Oaks estate is back on the market — for $19.75 million.

    The historic Century Oaks estate overlooking Clearwater Harbor, which sold for $11.18 million four months ago, is back on the market.
[Courtesy: Coastal Properties Group
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