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Historic Preservation Board, Tarpon Springs to co-host Pinellas Preservation Summit

The Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board and Tarpon Springs will host a Historic Preservation Summit on Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. at the Heritage Museum (100 Beekman Lane). The summit is geared towards architects, contractors and homeowners interested in restoring historic structures, as well as anyone interested in learning more about historic preservation and the process of protecting cultural heritage. Those interested in attending can view the agenda and RSVP online at www.pinellascounty.org/historic/summit/Oct_2017_Summit.pdf or by calling (727) 464-8200.

St. Anthony's Hospital Faith Community Nursing Conference to be on palliative care

The 2017 St. Anthony's Hospital Faith Community Nursing conference on Palliative Care will be held Oct. 20. Presentations at the conference will focus on such topics as palliative care, pain management and advance care planning. The free conference, which is in its seventh year, will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church, (227 70th St. S, St. Petersburg). The first 250 people who attend will receive free flu shots.The keynote speaker will be Donald Simmler II, MD, a specialist in internal medicine who is board certified in palliative care. Free diabetes and cholesterol screenings will be offered, and participants will not need to fast. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served and there also will be prize drawings. For information or to register, call (727) 825-1709.

Clothes to Kids hosting 'Kick One Back' benefit

Clothes To Kids, which provides free clothing and shoes to low-income or in-crisis school aged children is hosting a benefit featuring food, drinks, music and networking on Oct. 26 from 7– 9 p.m. at the Morean Center for Clay. Tickets are $24 per person. Sign up at https://clothes-to-kids-inc.networkforgood.com/events/3329-kick-one-back. For information contact Jennifer Jacobs, CTK Development Director, at [email protected] or (727) 441-5050, ext 122.

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Rays journal: 7 pitches, 3 straight homers prove too much in loss to Astros

Rays journal: 7 pitches, 3 straight homers prove too much in loss to Astros

HOUSTON — The Rays were engaged in a third straight tight, go-either-way battle with the defending champ Astros on Wednesday.Until they were not.A brutal seven-pitch sequence by starter Nathan Eovaldi changed everything, as he gave up three con...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The Daystarter: Victor Hedman is the NHL’s best (defender); how did 15 families sign a lease for the same home?; read the latest report on CareerSource

The Daystarter: Victor Hedman is the NHL’s best (defender); how did 15 families sign a lease for the same home?; read the latest report on CareerSource

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Updated: 7 hours ago
Romano: Intrigue behind all those manicured lawns

Romano: Intrigue behind all those manicured lawns

I’ve always thought homeowners associations had a lot in common with cops.People love to complain about them and often accuse them of abusing their power. And yet as soon as a neighbor paints his house a hot shade of fuchsia, you’re screaming for the...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Rays see the results of keeping a good, young core group together

Rays see the results of keeping a good, young core group together

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Updated: 5 hours ago
Kevin Knox poised to become Tampa Bay’s highest NBA draft pick

Kevin Knox poised to become Tampa Bay’s highest NBA draft pick

Kevin Knox Sr. was watching the NFL draft 24 years ago when the phone rang. Buffalo coach Marv Levy was on the other line."Marv said they were taking me," said Knox Sr., a standout receiver at FSU.Soon after, Knox Sr. saw his name scroll across ESPN'...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning’s Victor Hedman wins NHL’s Norris Trophy

Lightning’s Victor Hedman wins NHL’s Norris Trophy

Victor Hedman, a relentless part of the Lightning's push to the Eastern Conference final last season, was honored Wednesday night with the Norris Trophy, given to the NHL's top defenseman."To the Lightning organization, Mr. Jeff Vinik, Steve Yzerman ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Wednesday’s Rays-Astros game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Wednesday’s Rays-Astros game

RHP Nathan Eovaldi said before his rough start Wednesday against the Astros that he was pitching better than his numbers showed. Well … In four starts since his six no-hit innings debut, he's 0-3 with a 6.17 ERA, allowing eight homers, four Wed...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Report: Bucs QB Jameis Winston bracing for suspension from NFL

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Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston could be suspended for up to three games  next season following the league's investigation into allegations he groped a female Uber driver in Arizona in 2016, a Tallahassee radio station reported.Jeff Cameron, a&#...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Passengers on fatal Southwest flight sue airline and manufacturers of plane and engine

Passengers on fatal Southwest flight sue airline and manufacturers of plane and engine

Eight passengers who were aboard a Southwest Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of its engines blew apart filed suit Wednesday against the airline, Boeing and the companies that manufactured the eng...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Former employee sued by Tesla says he was a whistleblower

Former employee sued by Tesla says he was a whistleblower

Tesla sued a former employee Wednesday, accusing the man of hacking the automaker’s computer systems and stealing company secrets, shedding light on what chief Elon Musk had suggested was the work of a secretive internal saboteur.But the employee, Ma...
Updated: 7 hours ago