Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Clearwater and North Pinellas News

Dunedin re-ups with Jolley Trolley with more frequent service

Dunedin re-ups with Jolley Trolley with more frequent service

DUNEDIN — City commissioners are so happy with the popularity of Jolley Trolley’s coastal route service they hope the Tourist Development Council approves funding to allow the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to ferry passengers to t...
Published: 10/04/18
Strong mayor in Clearwater or not? Backers, opponents take their cases to residents

Strong mayor in Clearwater or not? Backers, opponents take their cases to residents

CLEARWATER — Leaders for and against a strong mayor form of government in the city stood before residents on Monday to make their case. Voters on Nov. 6 will decide one of the most consequential questions ever posed on a ballot in Clearwater: ...
Published: 10/02/18
Questions continue in murder of elderly Clearwater couple

Questions continue in murder of elderly Clearwater couple

CLEARWATER — Questions surrounding the suspected double murder of an elderly couple mounted Monday as new details emerged about the seemingly quiet life they lived.Mina Swan, 80, worked as an art teacher at Clearwater High for 16 years before retirin...
Published: 10/01/18

Pinellas news briefs

Volunteers wanted to join North Beach Clean UpThe city of Clearwater’s Solid Waste/Recycling Department will host a beach cleanup on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon in recognition of International Coastal Cleanup Day. Partnering organizations ...
Published: 10/01/18
Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

CLEARWATER — When residents gave input during seven workshops in 2016 on what they wanted in a revamped downtown waterfront, there were broad requests like greenspace and walkability down to specifics of bike trails and splash pads. The City Council ...
Published: 09/28/18
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

Kiwanis Club donates $500 to Dunedin Cares Food PantryThe Kiwanis Club of Dunedin presented the Dunedin Cares Food Pantry with a $500 check for the purchase of items needed in addition to community donations. This year the food pantry has distributed...
Published: 09/28/18
Largo Central Park Railroad's founding member gave his all for the tracks

Largo Central Park Railroad's founding member gave his all for the tracks

By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO — It’s safe to say Warren Jamison had a one-track mind. And that track led to an unparalleled passion for miniature trains.He loved to collect them, loved to repair and restore them, and loved to...
Published: 10/01/18

Seminole holds tax rate steady for 12th straight year

SEMINOLE — Council members approved an $18.45 million budget for fiscal year 2018-19 and established the city’s tax rate at $2.48 per $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value at the second of two budget hearings.The tax rate has remai...
Published: 09/27/18

Seminole to host Wednesday market

SEMINOLE — A new weekly farmers market will launches in November at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N.The Seminole Wednesday Market, which kicks off Nov. 7, will run Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through April.The mar...
Published: 09/27/18

Belleair Bluffs to trim low-hanging trees

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — A number of low-hanging trees, whose spreading branches on city streets have become an obstacle to traffic, will be getting a trimming.The City Commission at a recent meeting approved a contract with a tree service to “...
Published: 09/27/18