Florida Five: Shark feeding frenzy on Fla. beach, Fla. politicians have a lot to be grateful for

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:

AMAZING VIDEO: Man films shark feeding frenzy in Florida – “The water looked like it was boiling” – A family got their children out of the water quickly after noticing activity just off the shoreline in Panama City on Sunday. It turned out to be hundreds of sharks, and the hour-long spectacle drew dozens to the beach to watch. Read more

Adam Putnam FL Thanksgiving kidsThis Thanksgiving, Florida politicians have much to be grateful for – From the diners and town halls of Iowa and New Hampshire to the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee and from … to Charlie Crist’s waterfront condominium in St. Petersburg, politicians across Florida will gather around Thanksgiving dinner tables to celebrate the most American of holidays. Read more

Plymouth rocked: Florida historian claims St. Augustine was the site of the first Thanksgiving – Get out the way, New England. Your cheaty Patriots may be 10-0 right now, but your crowing over being home of the first Thanksgiving simply cannot stand. Standard Turkey Day history says that the first feast happened in 1621, as Plymouth Rock Pilgrims in Massachusetts shared their harvest with their Native American neighbors. Read more

Dolphins distribute 500 Thanksgiving meals to needy families | Video, photos – Gratitude was flowing both ways Wednesday – from players to citizens, and from citizens to players — when the Dolphins hosted their annual Thanksgiving meal distribution at Nova Southeastern University. Players and coaches teamed with the Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization and Publix to distribute 500 meals to needy families. Read more

Airmen in dorms receive Thanksgiving meal – The first-term, unaccompanied Airmen at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, were invited to a Thanksgiving lunch hosted by Team MacDill leadership to share in fellowship and a holiday meal Nov. 17, 2015. Many Airmen may not have the opportunity to go home to celebrate Thanksgiving due to their work schedule, insufficient funds or any myriad of reasons. Read more

Seriously? Is this really Florida’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish? 

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