Saturday, September 22, 2018
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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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Tarpon Springs woman hit and killed as she pushes stroller along U.S. 19, police say

Tarpon Springs woman hit and killed as she pushes stroller along U.S. 19, police say

TARPON SPRINGS — A 27-year-old Tarpon Springs woman died Saturday after she was struck by a car as she walked along U.S. 19 pushing a stroller with a 2-year-old in it while two 6-year-olds walked beside her, police said.Tymira Latrel Leverson and the...
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For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, with Meadows in the lineup

For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, with Meadows in the lineup

UPDATE, 2:41: Cash said Kiermaier was "a little banged up" from a slide on Thursday so he gave him the day off vs. the lefty but is available, and that allowed Meadows to be in the lineup. … Cash also said Ji-Man Choi, who left Friday's game wi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Legendary Tampa criminal defense attorney Barry Cohen dies at 79

Legendary Tampa criminal defense attorney Barry Cohen dies at 79

TAMPA — The accused and the wronged beat a path to Barry Cohen’s door.The tenacious, canny criminal defense attorney took on pharmaceutical giants and law enforcement agencies. When judges and attorneys needed representation, they often reached out t...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Football: Tampa Bay Tech 28, Hillsborough 27

Football: Tampa Bay Tech 28, Hillsborough 27

TAMPA — The decision was made as soon as Hillsborough got the ball back. Trailing by a touchdown with just over four minutes remaining against Tampa Bay Tech, the Terriers had the ball on their own 6-yard line.They hadn't been able to move the ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Football: Clearwater 34, Mitchell 7

Football: Clearwater 34, Mitchell 7

TRINITY — What at first looked like a defensive stalemate between Clearwater and Mitchell quickly turned into a rout.Clearwater had revenge on its mind Friday night after a 45-28 loss to Mitchell last year during the the regular season. The Tor...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pinellas Park man killed in rollover crash near Feather Sound

Pinellas Park man killed in rollover crash near Feather Sound

ST. PETERSBURG — A 47-year-old Pinellas Park man died Friday night after his pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic, rolled over and ejected him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Troopers said the crash took place at 7:15 p.m. at Feather So...
Updated: 4 hours ago
USF’s Kitija Laksa begins play in FIBA Women’s World Cup

USF’s Kitija Laksa begins play in FIBA Women’s World Cup

Before resuming her assault on USF's record books, Kitija Laksa will try to make history with her homeland.A native of Riga, Latvia, Laksa begins play with her native country this morning in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain.Latvia is ma...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Football: Largo 35, Countryside 0

Football: Largo 35, Countryside 0

LARGO — The offense was relentless and merciless Friday night, but that has been the case a lot recently. Largo is scoring points in bunches and getting contributions from everyone. Add in a defense that has been smothering, as well as a special team...
Published: 09/22/18
How do you explain active shooters to a first-grader? For educators, school safety is a ‘work in progress.’

How do you explain active shooters to a first-grader? For educators, school safety is a ‘work in progress.’

Active assailant. Run-hide-fight. Barricade the classroom. The language of preventing a shooting like the one this year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is often filled with terms that can stir up fear in students, often out of necessity.But f...
Published: 09/22/18
Joe and Son's Olive Oils, a legacy Ybor business, finds new roots in Carrollwood

Joe and Son's Olive Oils, a legacy Ybor business, finds new roots in Carrollwood

Andrea Gebbia grew up in Carrollwood, and now she is bringing the family business to the neighborhood of her youth.In late fall, Joe and Son’s Olive Oils is slated to open a second location."I feel so blessed having the ability to grow my...
Updated: 2 hours ago