3 To Know: Time to stock up on hurricane supplies

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1. Three-day storm supply sales tax holiday starts Friday

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Planning ahead for hurricane season could save you a little money.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Florida will not charge sales tax on certain emergency preparedness supplies.

More than a dozen types of supplies — as small as reusable ice packs and as large as portable generators — are covered by what's officially being called the "2017 disaster preparedness sales tax holiday."

The tax holiday was approved by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott as part of House Bill 7109, which includes what the governor said was a $180 million package of tax cuts.

This weekend's tax holiday accounts for $4.5 million of that amount.

Visit marconews.com to see a list of what’s covered.

2. Wawa announces Naples 'hiring push'

Wawa Inc., a chain of convenience stores with gas stations, is hiring to fill positions at its new location in Naples.

The Pennsylvania-based company is in the final stages of its launch into Naples. Its first Collier County store is slated to open in August 2017, according to a news release.

Wawa has started accepting applications for jobs and will begin interviews and hiring in the upcoming weeks, the company said.

Wawa seeks to fill nearly 50 positions brought to the area through the development of the new store. The company is hiring night supervisors and customer service associates.

Hourly pay is up to $16 per hour for night supervisors and up to $13.50 per hour for customer service associates, according to Wawa.

Wawa will host a hiring fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at 3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 110, Naples.

To apply for a position, see wawacareer.com.

Marco’s Venturi among honorees

Ken Venturi walks to the stage at the Opening Ceremonies prior to the start of 2009 Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Venturi’s U.S. Open win.

Golfweek’s Jeff Babineau writes: “Ken Venturi and “Champagne” Tony Lema, two golf legends who had ties to Collier County, were posthumously celebrated as Tournament Honorees by the Captain’s Club of Muirfield Village on the eve of the 42nd Memorial Tournament.

“Venturi, the 1964 U.S. Open champion who died in 2013, and Lema, the 1964 British Open champion who died in a plane crash in July 1966, were honored alongside E. Harvie Ward, the two-time U.S. Amateur champion, and the tournament’s 2017 honoree, Greg Norman, who has his own tie to Collier County as designer of Tiburón Golf Club's two courses and as host of the QBE Shootout there since 2001.

“Venturi, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, died on May 17, 2013, two days after his 82nd birthday. His career highlight was winning the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional, where he was so impacted by heat and dehydration that a doctor followed him around the course as he staggered through a 36-hole final.”