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FL Good News: Baby Giraffe, Teacher Raise And 4th Of July Fun

Patch logo Patch 6/28/2020 Skyla Luckey
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A mama giraffe gave birth to her baby at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Greenwise Market opened its fourth Florida location, Governor Ron DeSantis signs Florida's largest teacher compensation package, two WWW superstars host a love march in Tampa and although many 4th of July events have been canceled around the state, Patch found alternative ways to celebrate the big red, white and blue are are the good news stories we found across Florida.

Busch Gardens Gives Glimpse Of Adorable Newborn Giraffe

TAMPA, FL — Just in time for World Giraffe Day on June 21, Beau delivered a bouncing baby boy at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, adding one more reticulated giraffe to an endangered species. The giraffe... Read more

4th Florida Greenwise Opens In Odessa

ODESSA, FL — GreenWise Market opened a fourth Florida location in Odessa at 2175 Sembler Drive off State Road 54 at the Preserve Marketplace Shopping Center.... Read more

Governor Signs Florida's Largest Teacher Compensation Package

HIALEAH GARDENS, FL — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a $500 million teacher compensation package Wednesday that promises to boost the state's average minimum salaries for teachers to be among the... Read more

Miami's 4th Of July Fireworks 2020 May Be Canceled

MIAMI, FL — Some of the Miami area's traditional Fourth of July events have been canceled this year thanks to the coronavirus, but there are other ways to enjoy the holiday. The cities of Miami... Read more

Bautista, O'Neil To Host Love March In Tampa Saturday

TAMPA, FL — They spent a good portion of their careers battling in the wrestling ring. But on Saturday, WWE superstars Titus O'Neil and Dave Bautista won't be fighting. Instead, they will use their... Read more

4th Of July Fireworks, Parades Canceled throughout Tampa Bay

TAMPA, FL — While Tampa Bay residents and businesses are still encouraged to show their patriotic pride with bunting, flags and streamers, most major Fourth of July events have been canceled this... Read more

St. Petersburg's 4th Of July Fireworks 2020 Canceled

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — July 4 events across the country will not look the same this year thanks to the coronavirus. Many cities and towns have been forced to cancel the annual Fourth of July events,... Read more


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