Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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ST. PETERSBURGGroup to focus on needs of marginalized residentsAn Ad Hoc Housing Team has been formed to assess the housing needs of elderly LGBTQ and disabled residents and how they might be met.The group will hold its first meeting 7 p.m. July 25 a...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/11/18
Pinellas education news: School Board candidate forums, ancient brew at USFSP, and more

Pinellas education news: School Board candidate forums, ancient brew at USFSP, and more

Meet the candidates for Pinellas School Board The public is invited to three forums showcasing this year’s candidates for the Pinellas County School Board. All three events are sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, St. Petersburg College, P...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/11/18
Epilogue: Cary Bond, 94, had style, grace and manners to spare

Epilogue: Cary Bond, 94, had style, grace and manners to spare

ST. PETERSBURG — The elevator doors opened onto the lobby of the luxury high-rise and out stepped Cary Bond. She summoned the concierge.Mrs. Bond gripped onto the red walker she called her "Cadillac" and asked Carlos Guevara if she could get him some...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/11/18
Things are calmer now in Madeira Beach, and it’s showing as the city plans its budget

Things are calmer now in Madeira Beach, and it’s showing as the city plans its budget

MADEIRA BEACH — Jonathan Evans has made substantial changes since he took over as city manager in February, and his proposed $9.6 million operating budget for 2018-19 promises to deliver more of the same. Amid political turmoil, Evans began his new j...
Published: 07/12/18
Closed and needing repair, the Redington Long Pier faces an uncertain future

Closed and needing repair, the Redington Long Pier faces an uncertain future

REDINGTON SHORES — The future of the 56-year-old Redington Long Pier is up in the air — including whether it should stay up in the air.The 1,200-foot landmark has been closed since February after an evaluation by the Florida Department of Environment...
Published: 07/11/18
The Tides Golf Club closes, raising a question: Will all that green space disappear?

The Tides Golf Club closes, raising a question: Will all that green space disappear?

SEMINOLE — More than four years after successfully waging a battle against a developer who would have converted 96 acres of open green space into a housing development, a group of residents once again are on guard — and preparing to mobilize for anot...
Published: 07/11/18

Pinellas news briefs

Boating Safety Course Offered by United States Coast Guard Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater is offering its "About Boating Safely" class on July 14-15 at 510 N Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. The class is for new...
Published: 07/09/18

Hometown Pinellas

ST. PETE NATIVE HONORED AS EAGLE SCOUT: Taylor Riddick, 18, the son of Cassandra and Lance Riddick of St. Petersburg, and Giovanni Rivas, 18, the son of Aylis Fernandez and John P Castellanos of Ruskin, recently earned the rank of Eagle. Both scouts ...
Published: 07/09/18
Mayor Kriseman: Donors will bring Echelman sculpture to St. Pete

Mayor Kriseman: Donors will bring Echelman sculpture to St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — It appears the city will get to brag about its very own Janet Echelman sculpture after all.Mayor Rick Kriseman has raised $1.5 million private donations to install a piece by the internationally acclaimed artist on the St. Petersburg...
Published: 07/06/18
Epilogue: Glassblower Owen Pach was ‘god-like’ with his art

Epilogue: Glassblower Owen Pach was ‘god-like’ with his art

Ybor City in the late 1980s was ablaze with ovens and molten glass. One artist, Chuck Bove, opened his hot shop to anyone interested in learning the art of glassblowing. A young Tampa native named Owen Pach took him up on the offer — and burned throu...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/05/18