Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

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Guardian Angels Catholic School receives $10K grant after fifth-grader wins contestA new outdoor classroom is opening at Guardian Angels Catholic School in Clearwater after a $10,000 grant from TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education pro...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/03/17
Palm Harbor artist to create trail mural for Oldsmar

Palm Harbor artist to create trail mural for Oldsmar

OLDSMAR — Noelle Stillman, a Palm Harbor resident, has been selected as the artist for the city’s trail mural at Sheffield Park. The selection process included reviews by both the North Pinellas Cultural Alliance and the Oldsmar City Council. Stillma...
Published: 11/30/17

Clearwater community garden’s new plots available for rent

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Community Gardens project, 1277 Grove St., maintained by the Clearwater Garden Club, has expanded from 36 to 45 plots and are available for lease. The raised beds measure 4 by 8 feet and are 1 foot deep. There is compost, ...
Published: 11/30/17
Tarpon Springs’ Shepherd Center bounces back after Irma’s toll

Tarpon Springs’ Shepherd Center bounces back after Irma’s toll

TARPON SPRINGS — Over the years, the Shepherd Center has seen its ups and downs, and this year was no exception. Although now it is the holiday season and workers at the Shepherd Center are focused on collecting food and gifts for the less for...
Published: 11/30/17
Tampa artist alleges Clearwater Mercado project is remarkably similar to hers

Tampa artist alleges Clearwater Mercado project is remarkably similar to hers

After designer Mishou Sanchez was unable to raise the $50,000 needed to jump-start her Mercado proposal, an affordable retail plaza built from shipping containers on a 3-acre parcel in Tampa, she reluctantly moved on.Mercado Tampa was a concept she h...
Updated one month ago

Police investigate suspicious package at Clearwater Babies"R"Us

CLEARWATER — Authorities evacuated a Babies"R"Us on Friday after reports of a suspicious package in a shopping cart.According to Clearwater police, someone noticed the package about 10:30 a.m. at the store at 21315 U.S. 19 N. The store was evacuated ...
Updated one month ago
Tarpon Springs seeking to honor sponger George Billiris

Tarpon Springs seeking to honor sponger George Billiris

TARPON SPRINGS — The city is considering a way to honor the legacy of the late longtime sponge merchant George Billiris at a city building. "We know how he promoted Tarpon Springs," Commissioner David Banther said at a recent City Commission meeting....
Updated one month ago
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN MARCHING BAND WINS STATE TITLE:Northside Christian School Royal Ambassador Marching Band won the state title at the recent Florida Marching Band Championships. Five bands from across the state competed at each of five levels for t...
Published: 11/22/17
Updated: 11/28/17
Report: Pepin Academies director had alcohol in his system at time of fatal boating accident

Report: Pepin Academies director had alcohol in his system at time of fatal boating accident

CLEARWATER — The former Pepin Academies executive director who died in a watercraft and boat collision on Sept. 23 had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the level at which the state presumes someone is impaired, a toxicology report showed. Just befo...
Updated one month ago
Not a shelter, not a food pantry, but a refuge for the homeless

Not a shelter, not a food pantry, but a refuge for the homeless

CLEARWATER - As the sun rose Sunday morning, they woke up on somebody’s couch, in bushes by the waterfront, on a bench in a park. Some walked, others hitched a ride, to the little church just outside of downtown. They smoked cigarettes on plas...
Updated one month ago