Tuesday, May 22, 2018
News Roundup

Pinellas news briefs

Star Wars Day: The Safety Harbor Public Library, at 101 Second St. N, will hold an interactive event for children and teens. Science fiction fans can enjoy movie-themed crafts, snacks and games. For children ages 10 and under, the event includes making your own lightsaber and train at the Jedi Academy. This event begins at 10 a.m. For teens in sixth to 12th grades, they'll learn how to sword fight from our Jedi master, create unique Star Wars crafts, and play video games. One lucky tween or teen participant will win the original movie trilogy. Teen events are from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118, or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com

Coping with Hearing Loss: Those who are coping with hearing loss are invited to attend this program at Aging Well Center at noon on June 18. An audiologist will be on hand to discuss various strategies for dealing with hearing loss. The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. For information, call (727) 953-6877

Have problems sleeping? Can't remember what you just did? Those who have issues with their memory or with sleeping are invited to attend a program that address both these issues. Neurologist Diana Pollock will discuss how your brain processes information and forms memories while you sleep, and how being sleep-deprived impacts your memory and overall health. 6 p.m., June 18 at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Pre-registration is required. For information, call (727) 953-6877, or visit www.BayCareEvents.org.

Tennis anyone? Tarpon Springs will offer 11 one-week tennis camp sessions this summer. Sessions run from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, at the Craig Park tennis courts. The first session begins on June 16 and the last on Aug. 29. Cost per session is $120. The June 30-July 3 session is $96. Advance registration is required. For information, call (727) 942-5628.

Summer reading program: The Dunedin Public Library will host its summer reading program Goodreads Tutorial at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Participants will be able to go online to discuss and to post book reviews. Free. The library is at 223 Douglas Ave.

Looking to clean out a closet? Clothes To Kids needs elementary school boys and girls clothing and shoes. CTK needs shorts sizes 4 to 16, short-sleeve shirts sizes S to XL and shoes sizes kids 11 through adult. New or gently used clothing and shoes can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at CTK's two locations: 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, and 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.

Comments
Lightning-Capitals: Washington forces Game 7 with 3-0 victory

Lightning-Capitals: Washington forces Game 7 with 3-0 victory

WASHINGTON — The Lightning let one get away Monday night. And it might cost Tampa Bay a chance at the Stanley Cup.So now there will be a Game 7 to decide the Eastern Conference. Maybe this is how it should be. Maybe this is how it's supposed to...
Updated: 3 hours ago
The weather didn’t get Lightning fans down. Losing Game 6 did.

The weather didn’t get Lightning fans down. Losing Game 6 did.

TAMPA — If the Tampa Bay Lightning can overcome a 2-game deficit to the Washington Capitals and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference final, then Deborah Schmeltzer can definitely drive across the Howard Frankland Bridge through a driving rainsto...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning journal: Capitals had a shot at Jon Cooper

Lightning journal: Capitals had a shot at Jon Cooper

WASHINGTON — Interesting how things work out in the world of hockey.Back in 2012, the first NHL team to ever interview Jon Cooper for a head coaching job was actually the Washington Capitals. The Caps general manager at the time was George McPh...
Updated: 3 hours ago
History has been kind to Lightning in Game 7s

History has been kind to Lightning in Game 7s

WASHINGTON — There's nothing more delicious in sports than Game 7.Unless your team is playing in it. Then there's nothing more nerve-racking.Most sports fans watch a big game with a nice cold drink. But if your team is playing in a Game 7, the ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Prepare yourselves: Golden Knights will be talk of the Stanley Cup final

Prepare yourselves: Golden Knights will be talk of the Stanley Cup final

WASHINGTON — It's incredible. Unbelievable, really. Maybe the best sports story in this country and the sport of hockey since 1980's Miracle on Ice.And, as a side note, if the Lightning reaches the Stanley Cup final, everyone in the country out...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: Grading Tampa Bay’s Game 6 shutout loss

Lightning-Capitals: Grading Tampa Bay’s Game 6 shutout loss

Let's do it one more time, shall we?Game 7 it will be.If it matches Game 6, it will be extraordinary.RELATED: More Lightning coverageThe Lightning could not close the door on the Washington Capitals. The Caps, who apparently really don't want to lose...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: Tom Jones’ takeaways from Washington’s Game 6 win

Lightning-Capitals: Tom Jones’ takeaways from Washington’s Game 6 win

Caps D Dmitry Orlov has one of the most wicked slap shots in hockey. When he stepped into one in the first period, Lightning D Ryan McDonagh threw his body in front of it and blocked it with his shoulder — just inches from his face. McDonagh sh...
Updated: 3 hours ago
FPL parent wants to expand its Florida footprint with new purchase

FPL parent wants to expand its Florida footprint with new purchase

TALLAHASSEE — The parent company of Florida utility giant Florida Power & Light announced Monday that it will buy the largest electricity producer in Northwest Florida, Gulf Power, in a $6.4 billion deal.Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy Inc. said in a...
Updated: 5 hours ago
One of Ybor City’s most historic blocks about to see construction of four-story boutique hotel

One of Ybor City’s most historic blocks about to see construction of four-story boutique hotel

TAMPA — Developers are poised to launch construction this week on one of Ybor City’s biggest new projects in years — a four-story, $50 million boutique hotel being created by a Chicago company that seeks out neighborhoods rich in color and character....
Updated: 6 hours ago
State softball: Admiral Farragut happy to be in title game this time around

State softball: Admiral Farragut happy to be in title game this time around

VERO BEACH — All season, Admiral Farragut has focused on two things:Believe in each other.Commit to the process.Well, it all paid off in a big way Monday in the Class 3A state semifinals at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach.Alyssa Rano hit a two-run ...
Updated: 6 hours ago