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Palm Harbor chimney fire destroys house, displaces three people


Chimney fire destroys home, displaces three

A large fire that started in a chimney of a home Tuesday night tore through the attic, destroying the home and displacing three people, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to 3083 Windridge Oaks Drive about 9:40 p.m. The residents escaped without injury. Investigators determined the blaze began after a fire was started in the fireplace. It started in the flu piping and spread from there. Officials said the house was likely a total loss.

Church Christmas concert is Friday

The chancel choir of the Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor will hold a Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor, 2021 Nebraska Ave. A Christmas reading will take place for kids of all ages. For more information, call (727) 784-7274.


Downtown hosts parade Saturday

Expect traffic delays and road closures in the downtown area between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday because of the Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade. Motorists should try to avoid the area of Alt. U.S. 19 between Meres Boulevard and Pine Street and Tarpon Avenue between Ring Avenue and Spring Bayou. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Alt. U.S. 19 and Meres Boulevard and end at Craig Park. Alt. U.S. 19 traffic will be detoured onto Meres Boulevard for vehicles traveling north and onto Pine Street for vehicles traveling south. Tarpon Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Grosse Avenue. As a reminder, Lemon Street is under construction between Alt. U.S. 19 and Disston Avenue.


Community garden needs volunteers

The Dunedin Community Garden Association is seeking volunteers. To operate a garden, the organization is looking for the following: qualified master gardeners to help oversee tasks and manage garden activities; individuals interested in helping raise money to construct and maintain the garden; a registrar who can handle the application process for future members as well as other administrative roles; and volunteers to help with odds and ends. For more information, e-mail with a summary of previous experience.


Register now for adult softball team

Oldsmar Recreation is accepting registrations for its Adult Co-Ed Softball League. Teams will play Friday nights at Canal Park, 3120 Tampa Road, starting Jan. 7 and ending in March. Teams will play 10 regular-season games and end with a tournament. Registration deadline is Dec. 30. Cost: $260 per team with valid Oldsmar recreation cards; $390 per team without valid Oldsmar recreation cards. For more information, call Leonard Newby, Oldsmar Leisure Services, at (813) 749-1152 or visit Teams can e-mail registration forms to Leonard at

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