: If you want to take a vacation to the best beach in the country, find a local hotel and do a stay-cation. St. Pete Beach was named the best beach destination in the United States by Trip Advisor.
: Nourishment of the beaches of Sand Key is slated to begin later this month and the plans will be presented this week. Belleair Beach Community Center will be hosting an open forum with Pinellas County Coastal Manager Andy Squires and staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
: Human trafficking is a huge problem in Florida, with training for police just held in St. Pete Beach. Now St. Petersburg College will broadcast"Human Trafficking – Slavery in the 21st CenturyHuman Trafficking – Slavery in the 21st Century," an interactive web broadcast that is open to the public to watch.
: Teen celebrity Selena Gomez continues her cinematic romp in southwest Florida. The singing and TV star will be on the big screen in the caper, "Spring Breakers." The movie is filming in Sarasota and on the Pinellas Beaches. Rumor has it that Gomez is staying at a private residence in St. Petersburg, with the 19-year-old spotted at shops in Tampa Bay.
: Selena Gomez and her celebrity friends are being sighted here, there and everywhere in the Tampa Bay area. From the Vinoy Hotel to a St. Petersburg Walgreens fans swear they've seen the starlet and her pals, who are making a film here.