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38.2 miles


National Bike Month is this May, and it is the perfect time to get out on your bike and ride! Here in Pinellas County, we are blessed with one of the best bike trails in the state. The Fred E. Marquis Pinellas Trail covers over 38 miles and stretches from Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Petersburg in the south. This May, pull out your bike and join the over 90,000 people that use and enjoy the Pinellas Trail each month.

7.2 million

According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are over 7.2 million active teachers in the United States. National Teacher Appreciation Week is held during the first full week of May each year, and Teacher Appreciation Day is on Tuesday during the first full week in May. Take advantage of this special week to do something for the teachers at your child’s school. They deserve it!

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mothers live in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and when you think of all the work that all these mothers do in raising their children, it is no wonder Mothers need to be celebrated! It was 103 years ago that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. This year Mother’s Day falls on the 14th of May, so whether you celebrate with gifts, visits, flowers, or a simple phone call, make sure you take time out to say “thank you” to the moms you know, but especially to your own mom!

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and commemorates U.S. men and women who have died while in military service to our country. Every Memorial Day at sunrise, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America quietly pay tribute to those who have served our country bravely by placing an American flag at the graves of our fallen veterans.


7:52am, May 20, 1927

Charles Lindbergh steered his plane, the "Spirit of St Louis", down the muddy runway of Roosevelt Field, Long Island. 33 ½ hours and 3,500 miles later Lindbergh landed in front of a crowd of over 100,000 at Le Bourget Field in Paris, becoming the first to cross the Atlantic alone.

Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper

Gulf Coast Family - May 2017  

Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...