Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Pinellas news briefs

Paradise Lutheran Church invites community for Thanksgiving

Paradise Lutheran Church (10255 Paradise Blvd.) will host its ninth free Thanksgiving Day dinner at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. Entertainment begins at 11:45 a.m. The event is catered to those who don’t want the hassle of going to a restaurant or have no plans. Reservations needed by Nov. 20. Call (727) 360-5739.

Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue hosts annual food drive

Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue is hosting its annual holiday food drive until Dec. 1. Drop off food items to be donated at the public safety facility (444 Huey Ave. S), the City Hall lobby (324 E Pine St.) or in one of the marked drop boxes around the city. The drive is held each year in memory of Demos Megaloudis, who started it years ago.

Paint Your Heart Out Safety Harbor

Paint Your Heart Out Safety Harbor needs more than 100 volunteers to paint the exteriors of houses on March 10. The group needs an early list of interested volunteers so it can start planning its annual day of helping neighbors in need.

Volunteers will get a free breakfast, painting instructions, lunch and a t-shirt. Homes were chosen based on the owners’ financial and/or physical hardships. The group received so many worthy nominations this year, it is painting six homes instead of its usual five. All volunteers must sign a waiver and be at least 14 to paint. Those 14-17 will need a signed parental consent form.

USCG Safe Boating Program offered through Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 12-week repeating cycle of Safe Boating Program meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. Start at any point in the cycle. Arrive the first time at 6:30 p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed and illustrated materials that cover a variety of program topics. The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship 14th Edition 400-page manual. All materials will be included in the cost of the program which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks ($60 for couples sharing the materials). Call (727) 360-4846, Warren at (727) 321-7801 or Phil at (727) 865-2226.

Clothes to Kids seeks donations

Clothes To Kids is seeking donations of elementary school shoes and pants. The need elementary boys and girls’ school shoes sizes 11-8 and boys and girls’ pants sizes 6-16. Donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at either the Clearwater (1059 N Hercules Ave.) or St. Petersburg (2168 34th St.) location. Cash donations are also needed. For information or to schedule an appointment to shop, call (727) 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.

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Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

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Dive outing among friends turns deadly Wednesday evening in Weeki Wachee

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Chickens remain free to range in Ybor

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Deputies: One man hurt after convenience store shooting near Clearwater

Deputies: One man hurt after convenience store shooting near Clearwater

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Hernando Religion Calendar for July 27

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Hernando sheriff: Three shot in two related shootings in Spring Hill

Hernando sheriff: Three shot in two related shootings in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL — Three people were shot Thursday afternoon in related shootings at two locations, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.The first shooting took place at about 2:45 p.m. in a residential area on Olson Road, Sheriff Al Nienhuis...
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Lawyer running for Pinellas judge seat faces Florida Bar complaint

Lawyer running for Pinellas judge seat faces Florida Bar complaint

A medical malpractice lawyer running for a Pinellas circuit judge seat in the Aug. 28 election is facing allegations that he screamed at another lawyer during a meeting and was escorted out by security.The Florida Bar complaint stems from an incident...
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Rowdy fans tarnish most iconic climb of Tour de France

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