Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pinellas News

Student crusader pushes plastic straw ban in Gulfport

Student crusader pushes plastic straw ban in Gulfport

GULFPORT — What started as a law school project is now a proposed ordinance that would ban plastic straws in the city.Jennifer Winn, a 24-year-old student at Stetson University College of Law, took an environmental advocacy course this spring that re...
Updated one month ago
Fundraising effort for Echelman art at Pier faces ticking clock

Fundraising effort for Echelman art at Pier faces ticking clock

About $600,000 in private funds still must be raised to help St. Petersburg acquire one of internationally acclaimed artist Janet Echelman’s floating sculptures, planned for Spa Beach. A small group of influential people is working to boost th...
Updated: 2 months ago

St. Petersburg church offers meditation break

ST. PETERSBURG — Christ United Methodist Church is inviting downtown workers and others to bring their lunch and take a meditation break in the church’s courtyard on Wednesdays at noon.The short, informal midweek program will offer music, a message a...
Updated: 2 months ago

Military photograph exhibit to be housed at St. Petersburg history museum

St. PETERSBURG — A collection of historic American military photographs opened May 2 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. "The American Soldier – A Photographic Tribute" features nearly 70 wall-to-wall photographs capturing the essence of America...
Updated: 2 months ago

Belleair Bluffs administration announces changes

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Change is coming to the city administration, with new positions being created and at least one new face. In reality, city government’s day-to-day functioning will likely change little, as the major player will have a new title with ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Largo back online, invites feedback

LARGO — A new Largo.com is scheduled to go online this week, and the city is asking residents for feedback.The website will have a more modern design and allow residents to do business online, look at interactive maps and easily search from all devic...
Updated: 2 months ago
Largo library is tops in Florida

Largo library is tops in Florida

LARGO — When Largo Public Library Director Casey McPhee received a phone call from the president of the Florida Library Association this month, she was prepared to hear that she was going to be assigned to a committee.So, when she checked her message...
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bay Watch gets spot on St. Pete Pier for marine education center

Tampa Bay Watch gets spot on St. Pete Pier for marine education center

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay Watch, the conservation group based in Tierra Verde, will operate an outpost at the new Pier.In a unanimous vote, City Council members voted Thursday to give the nonprofit organization a five-year lease to offer marine edu...
Updated: 2 months ago
Woman found in backyard caught in downward spiral of drugs, abuse

Woman found in backyard caught in downward spiral of drugs, abuse

ST. PETERSBURG — Scott Snyder remembered his youngest daughter Cheyenne before her life descended into a cycle of drugs and abuse.She loved volleyball, he said. The family moved a few times while Cheyenne was growing up in Galion, Ohio. But she was q...
Updated: 2 months ago
St. Pete police: Witnesses said man showed off body in his shed

St. Pete police: Witnesses said man showed off body in his shed

ST. PETERSBURG — Angelo Dante Beckford invited some people over to his house. He had something he wanted to show them inside a shed in the back yard.It was the body of a woman, police said.Those guests went to St. Petersburg police headquarters just ...
Updated: 2 months ago