Saturday, April 21, 2018
News Roundup

Grants, classes, sales and more

Grants available: Social service agencies can apply for $338,000 in grants from the city of St. Petersburg. Priority will be given to these efforts in this order: programs that provide services to homeless families, to unaccompanied youth, and to adults. Awards will not be offered to agencies requesting less than $10,000 or more than $40,000. An agency can request funding for more than one program, but the total cannot exceed $40,000. Agencies must submit only one application. Grant applications are due by 4 p.m. June 25 and are available at stpete.org/socialservices/ social_action_funding.asp.

Watch beach bird nests: St. Pete Audubon is looking for volunteers to monitor beach-nesting birds for a few hours on the weekends this summer at Fort De Soto and Indian Shores. Training is on-site. Email [email protected]

Hospital needs volunteers: St. Petersburg General Hospital, at 6500 38th Ave. N, needs volunteers to assist in the gift shop, patient care, ER and surgical waiting room. Call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848 or stop by the information desk to pick up an application.

Parent Aide volunteers needed: Adult volunteers are needed to share their life experiences and skills with another parent through a nationally recognized mentoring program. Parent Aide mentors provide friendship, support and advice to parents challenged in raising children in today's society. Volunteers receive training and support. Call Karri Pederson at (727) 327-7656, ext. 6250.

Sale and expo tables available: A Community Garage Sale and Health and Wellness Expo will be held Aug. 18 at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Garage sale tables are $9; booths at the expo are $15. Call Southwest Recreation at (727) 518-3125 or email [email protected]

Summer golf: The golf program at the Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, will have Saturday clinics from 9 to 10 a.m. and weekly summer camps for ages 4-15 that will begin June 11 and run Monday through Friday for two hours a day. Camps include a skills challenge and tournament. The Saturday class is $40 a month or $12 per session. The camps are $60 per week. For information, visit largogolf.com or call (727) 518-3024.

Aqua Zumba: A water exercise class with music begins Saturday at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Held at 8:15 a.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. No swimming skills are required. Participants must be at least 12. Just drop in; no punch cards accepted. Classes are $5 for Largo residents, $6.25 for nonresidents, $9.25 for guests. For info, visit largopools.com or call (727) 518-3018.

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Romano: Okay, now who sounds like a hysterical teen talking about guns?

Romano: Okay, now who sounds like a hysterical teen talking about guns?

The writer of the letter sounds hysterical. Perhaps a little desperate. And maybe that’s just who Marion Hammer is these days.Most of the world knows her as the take-no-prisoners maven of the National Rifle Association who directs Florida politicians...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dade City man killed in early morning hit-and-run, police say

Dade City man killed in early morning hit-and-run, police say

A Pasco County man was struck and killed in an apparent hit-and-run early Saturday, police said.Thomas Michael Burdeshaw, 53, who lived on Sundance Drive in Dade City, was hit about 1:45 a.m. on the 36000 block of Blanton Road, police said.Witnesses ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Some people are paying for cuddles. And it’s not what you might think.

Some people are paying for cuddles. And it’s not what you might think.

When Samantha Hess’s marriage ended five years ago, she felt she was lacking a basic human need: Physical touch. As a woman in her late 20s living in Portland, Oregon, she found plenty of men interested in dating, but sexual contact was not what she ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Police searching for person who shot a man to death in Largo

Police searching for person who shot a man to death in Largo

CLEARWATER — Police are looking for a person who shot and killed a man late Friday at the Melrose on the Bay apartments on Bolesta Road. Ricardo Guzman, 32, called 911 just before midnight and told the operator he had been shot, said Lt. Randall Chan...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Motorcyclist dies after crash on Memorial Highway

Motorcyclist dies after crash on Memorial Highway

TAMPA — A motorcyclist driving north on Memorial Highway died after he crashed into a guard rail late Friday, police said."The man failed to negotiate a curve in the road and struck a guard rail," said Lt. Brett Owen. "No other vehicle was involved i...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Shaquem Griffin: ‘I’m not just a feel-good story’

Shaquem Griffin: ‘I’m not just a feel-good story’

TAMPA — Shaquem Griffin wakes up knowing each day will be better than the last and barely unable to wait until tomorrow."It's just a whirlwind,'' Griffin said.On Thursday, he will walk the red carpet with his family, including his twin brother,...
Updated: 6 hours ago
After months, no action on Hillsborough’s substitute teacher problem

After months, no action on Hillsborough’s substitute teacher problem

TAMPA — Confronted in late 2017 with reports of misconduct by substitute teachers hired through a contractor, Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins said he would ask tough questions and demand answers. He had his lawyer, Jeff Gibson, ...
Published: 04/21/18
Cops used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone. It’s legal, but is it okay?

Cops used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone. It’s legal, but is it okay?

LARGO — Most people agree what the Largo detectives did at the funeral home was legal.What they diverge on is whether it was appropriate."I just felt so disrespected and violated," said Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip, was shot and...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Goodwill to open second store in greater Brandon

Goodwill to open second store in greater Brandon

Times staffThe greater Brandon area will celebrate the grand opening of its second Goodwill store beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday (April 28) at 1407 U.S. 301. The new store will add another 12,000 square feet to the complex, which includes a 200,000-...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

DUNEDIN — After losing a four-run lead thanks to a bad sixth inning, it would have been easy for Clearwater Central Catholic to fold against Dunedin in the final of the 49th annual Dunedin Spring Tournament. But quality relief pitching from Gar...
Published: 04/20/18