New mobile pizzeria | USF recognized | LGBTQ+ Art Show: FL Good news

FLORIDA — A distraught mother duck is reunited with her ducklings, an LGBTQ+ art exhibit is scheduled to open, a dog is rescued from a sailboat, the foundation stone is broken for a hydrogen plant in Florida.

Check out this good news and more from this week’s Florida Patch sites.

The friendly mouse feeds hungry children

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During the summer vacation, The Kind Mouse, a non-profit organization, finds new ways to feed hungry kids in Pinellas County.

Mobile pizzeria debuts

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In the tradition of her immigrant great-grandfather Cipriano Zonin, Ashley Salmon and her husband John use their family’s recipes.

Sheraton donates furniture to nonprofit organizations

Pinellas and West Pasco Counties ReStores received a large furniture donation courtesy of the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach.

LGBTQ+ art exhibition planned

“Hot Box” at Chad Mize’s Space in St. Pete features 40 artists. Friday night’s opening show includes poetry performances by Dirty John.

Mother duck reunited with ducklings

Pinellas sheriff’s deputies came to the rescue, venturing into a storm drain to collect mother duckling’s ducklings that had fallen into it.

Habitat For Humanity homeowner pays off his mortgage

Mary Scott-Taylor paid off her 25-year mortgage three years early.

High school to replace aging pianos

The series will raise money for the Blake School of the Arts to replace the school’s 25-year-old pianos with handcrafted Steinway pianos.

FL hydrogen plant breaks ground

Gov. Ron DeSantis said the clean hydrogen facility will provide sustainable power for the Space Force at Cape Canaveral.

Anniversary of the St. Pete Bike Co-Op

The St. Pete Bike Co-op celebrates its 10th anniversary by providing affordable resources for cyclists in the St. Petersburg area.

FL University in top 3 percent in US

Tampa Bay leaders are reacting to USF’s membership of the Association of American Universities, one of only 71 in the country.

County A finalist for Best Managed US Parks

For the second year in a row, Hillsborough County has been recognized as one of the top parks and recreation programs in the country.

Start of the Craft Brew Tours

Tours feature beer tastings and brewmaster training at some of Tampa’s most popular craft breweries.

The Sovereign statue now stands guard in the park

As a tribute to the independence of the Seminole tribe, Sovereign, a life-size bronze statue, has been placed in a place of honor in the park.

Mother and children rescued from overturned minivan

A Hillsborough sheriff sergeant is credited with saving the lives of a mother and her five children after their minivan overturned.

Free meals for students

Breakfast and lunch are offered Monday through Thursday to all under 18s at the following school locations.

40-year public works worker honored by city

Wednesday was officially declared Eddie Davis Day in honor of Davis’ long service.

Art exhibition celebrates black experience

The USF Contemporary Art Museum is presenting Rico Gatson: Visible Time through July 29.

10 communities get high-speed broadband

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state will invest $4.1 million in broadband Internet access in Polk County.

Dog rescued from sailboat

Police said they have no idea how long the dog was trapped on the abandoned sailboat before they rescued him.

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