Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

North Pinellas Things to Do for Wednesday, Jan. 8

Events

Chili/Salsa Bowl Benefit: Taste chili and salsa samples and vote for People's Choice at this competition with live music, a bounce house and games for the kids. Benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 1-5 p.m. Saturday. $10, $5 ages 12 and younger. East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Tarpon Springs. (727) 724-2214; tampabay-society.com.

History Comes Alive: Re-enactors in period costumes portray former Dunedin residents and talk about their lives and what they did to contribute to the development of the city. All characters portrayed are buried in the Dunedin Cemetery. Also cemetery tours, vintage clothing and photographs, a 1923 fire truck and music. Event is dedicated to Zack Shannon, a Dunedin soldier who was killed in action last year and is buried at the cemetery. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. $4. Dunedin Museum members with card are free. Dunedin Cemetery, 2400 Keene Road, Dunedin. (727) 736-1176.

Florida Postcards: Presenter Liz Coursen, author of Having Fun, Wish You Were Here! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida, uses museum-quality postcards to tell of Florida's transformation from backwoods swamp in the early 1900s to a 1950s vacation paradise. Book signing will follow. 7 p.m. today. Free. Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 298-3080, ext. 1704.

Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale: Pinellas Geological Society hosts its 38th annual event with cut gems, silver and gold jewelry, wire wrap, beading materials, hourly drawings and collections of rocks and minerals. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 894-2440; largoarts.com.

Downtown Dunedin Art Festival: One hundred crafters will be available to discuss their art and inspiration, sell items and even take commissions. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Main Street Dunedin, 271 Main St., Dunedin. (561) 746-6615; artfestival.com.

Air Potato Pick Up and Picnic: Help remove invasive air potato plants that crowd out native plants. Hot dog lunch for those who participate all morning. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Free. Hammock Park, 1900 San Mateo Drive, Dunedin. (727) 298-3279; hammockpark.org.

Doggie Date Night: Enjoy an evening at the park with your four-legged friend. Dog crafts, trick contests, scavenger hunt, pet photo booth. 6-8 p.m. Friday. Free. Safety Harbor City Park, 940 Seventh St. S, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1562 ext. 1504.

Comments

High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

Friday’s scoreboardGirls soccerCountryside 7, Clearwater 0Osceola 9, Bradenton Bayshore 0Palm Harbor U. 2, Plant 1Boys soccerPalm Harbor U. 0, Plant 0Lennard 4, Armwood 1
Updated: 6 hours ago

Lottery resultsNumbers drawn after 9 p.m. are no longer available by our deadlines. For results, go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Fri., Dec. 15, midday:01 563 0000e_SRit95765Fri., Dec. 15, evening:12 287 1492e_SRit04851Fantasy 5Fri., Dec. 15...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is very little these days that can dampen the mood of Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise, whose Gators knocked off reigning national champion Stanford in Thursday’s NCAA semifinals and face Nebraska tonight for the title. Not...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

LARGO — A Pinellas sheriff’s child protective investigator has been fired and could face criminal charges after an investigation found she made a child custody recommendation to a judge as a favor to a friend.Jayne Johnson, who has worked for the She...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Festivus 2017: Send us your best grievances

Festivus 2017: Send us your best grievances

Here's your chance. Tell us what annoyed you in 2017, and we'll share it with our readers.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

TAMPA — Nearly 600,000 more people will live in Hillsborough County by 2040, and if elected officials and county planners don’t take bold steps now, the population boom will turn the county into the soulless sprawl of Anywhere, U.S.A.That’s the messa...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final pa...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

WASHINGTON — America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers that the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillers...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Florida home under curfew and GPS monitoring

Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Florida home under curfew and GPS monitoring

A federal judge Friday said a bail package has been put together that would release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from home confinement in his condominium in Virginia and allow him to reside at his house in Palm Beach Gardens, but unde...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

DOVER — Two Plant City men who ran from deputies and shot a dog were captured after a brief pursuit Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.They ditched a stolen car, ran away on foot, crossed through several yards and then tr...
Updated: 10 hours ago