National Park Service

Tina Bucuvalas

A Florida community with the highest concentration of Greek people in the country has been recognized as a Traditional Cultural Property by the National Park Service. Locals hope the designation for the Tarpon Springs Greektown Historic District brings tourists to the area.

The first-in-the-state designation was announced in June. Tarpon Springs Art and Cultural Resources Curator Tina Bucuvalas submitted the application.

“There’s nothing like Tarpon Springs anywhere, really," she says. 

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Unlike their national counterparts, Florida State Parks are staying open even though Congress failed to pass a budget Monday. But, that doesn’t mean state parks will be immune to the squeeze of a federal government shutdown.