1. East Lake Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section on our story, and it will be added to the list for next weekend!
2. East Lake motorists will see new "Deer Crossing" signs warning them to watch out for the animals that make the area home.
3. Speaking of animals, Patch reader Valerie Ventura spotted a hawk outside her window and uploaded the photo to our site. Got your own pics of animals or other cool stuff around town? Add it to our Pics & Clips gallery!
4. The North Pinellas YMCA in East Lake is holding a food basket drive to benefit military families. Check out our story to find out how you can help.
5. A growing group of Floridians think the state should break away from the United States and run its own affairs. What do you think about this secession movement, East Lake? Lots of your neighbors have already chimed in.