Annual Bunco Fundraiser

February 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Dunedin Newcomers Club is having their annual Bunco fundraiser on Feb 16that the Conmy Center (Our Lady of Lourdes).

Registration and appetizers at 6PM and games start at 7PM.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Chamber office or any member.

First-Citizens Bank Acquires HomeBancorp

North Carolina-based First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. is acquiring Tampa-headquartered HomeBancorp, which operates HomeBanc. First Citizens Bank will pay $15.03 per share in cash, a Monday release said, and the deal is expected to close by mid-2018.

“This agreement is a significant opportunity to fill in our footprint in Florida,” Frank B. Holding Jr., CEO of First Citizens Bank, said in a Monday release, “and expand into two new markets for us —Tampa and Orlando.”Continue reading

DCO Elects New Officers for 2018

At the December meeting six individuals were elected to the DCO Board of Directors.  William “Bill” Reed, Kim Marston and Joan McHale are new to the DCO Board.  Anita Apley, Phyllis Gorshe and Rebecca Wellborn were elected to serve another three year term. The new officers will be installed in January.

To learn more about the 2018 Board of Directors visit the Director Page, where you will find photos and a brief bio for each Director.

Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival

Friends of the Island Parks, Inc., hosts the Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival on December 2, 2017 to benefit Honeymoon and Caladesi Island State Parks. Bluegrass festival visitors will enjoy the event in a large outdoor site at the North end of beach from 11 am to 5 pm in beautiful Honeymoon Island State Park. The festival supports Honeymoon and Caladesi State Parks and programs that help visitors enjoy recreational benefits of a beautiful area of the State.

The festival will feature continuous traditional bluegrass music performances by Little Roy and Lizzy Show, and several local bluegrass bands. Continue reading

48th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes – Dunedin Youth Guild

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 10:00 – 4:00 pm

This year’s tour includes a total of six locations in Dunedin and the surrounding areas.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Dunedin Youth Guild’s youth scholarship program and other youth-focused community improvement projects.

Advance tickets are available for $25.00 at our website: and around the town of Dunedin:  The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, The Dunedin Community Center, The Hale Center, or the Dunedin Fine Art Center.   Tickets can be purchased for $30.00 the day of the event at Mease Manor, 700 Mease Drive, in Dunedin.  The tours are open from 10 am to 4 pm and the Holiday Tea is open from 11 am to 4 pm.   Visit our website at, like us on Facebook (Dunedin Youth Guild), or call us at 727-734-0394 to get up-to-date information.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.

Dunedin’s Original Whiskey Tasting

Dunedin’s Original Whiskey Tasting – New World Celts
Wednesday, November 15, 7 PM – 11 PM
1134 Douglas Ave, Dunedin

Come enlighten yourself to the wonderful world of Scotch Whisky by taking a liquid tour of Scotland. Our Scotch Master, Mr. Robert Peirson, will educate you to the nuances of each of the scotches you will be tasting!

We will have four (4) Whisky’s for you to try. Light appetizers are served during the evening and a piper and/ or dancers will be on hand to entertain us.Continue reading

Downtown Dunedin Market Reopens Nov. 3rd

Friday, Nov. 3-4, 10:00 – 2:00

Hello market fans! The weekend you’ve been waiting for is just around the corner! The Dunedin Downtown Market opens it’s new market season next weekend on Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th! Join us at Pioneer Park, Dunedin FL for the kick off of the season. The market will feature Fresh Foods, Live Music and Artisan Vendors! The Dunedin Bagpipe band will play live starting at 10am and a special ribbon cutting with the City of Dunedin Florida – Government will be held at 10:30am.

Dunedin Metal Artist Featured on History Channel

The Institute for Creative Arts, at 968 Douglas Ave., is most well known for the creative custom bicycle racks found around Dunedin, including the “Squid” bike rack commissioned by DCO in 2015. Recently, their resident artist blade smith, Francesco Muci, was selected to appear on The History Channels newest hit show “Forged in Fire”. Francesco specializes in custom knifes and “Damascus Steel”

Francesco flew to New York for the show’s filming last week. He competed against three other knife makers for a chance to win $10,000 and will be highlighted by the History Channel. The show will be aired, nationally, sometime in the next few months.

Classes in knife and blade forging are held at The Institute for Creative Arts, Dunedin Fl. Enroll with our partners, Dunedin Fine Art Center. They can be contacted by calling 727-298-3322 or at

Arc Angels, Inc
Institute for Creative Arts
968 Douglas Ave
Dunedin, Florida 34698

Welcome New DCO Members!

Please help us welcome our new members at the upcoming meeting. The Islamic Society of North Pinellas, located at 1218 New York Avenue in Dunedin. Imam Abdel Monem Dobal and Alwi Al Saquaf, President of the Board, will be representing the organization at DCO meetings. The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, who operates The Scot Shop at 1265 Bayshore Blvd, have also joined DCO.  Vice Mayor Deborah Kynes sponsored them and we hope to welcome their President, Patricia Irwin at a future meeting.