Saturday, November 18, 2017
News Roundup

PSTA buses run near most Pinellas polling locations

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buses stop near most Polling locations

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is reminding voters that its bus routes serve nearly every polling location in Pinellas County. PSTA has partnered with the supervisor of elections office to develop a list of polling locations along with the corresponding PSTA routes that serve them. Riders can find a link to that list at PSTA.net. Voters can look up their designated polling location by visiting the supervisor of elections website at vote pinellas.com.

tarpon springs

Municipal election set for March 12

The city will hold a municipal election on March 12 to elect a mayor and city commissioners for Seats 3 and 4. Candidate filing begins Nov. 20 and ends Nov. 27. For more information and the necessary forms, contact Tarpon Springs' city clerk at [email protected] or (727) 942-5614.

Greek community history seeks help

The Greek Community Documentation Project collects, documents and preserves the cultural heritage of Tarpon Springs' Greek community. It also educates the public about the history through websites, programs and exhibits. Project staffers Alyce Diamandis and Tina Bucuvalas will be available at the upcoming local events so that those attending can help identify people in old photos from the collection:

• 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Symian Society Taxiarchis Panigyri and Dinner Dance, Spanos-Pappas Community Center, 348 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Hall, 301 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs

• 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6, Epiphany Glendi, Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs

They also invite community members to bring family or community photos from the old days up to the present, which they will scan and add to the collection. If you have questions, would like to be involved or would like project staff to attend one of your events, contact Tina Bucuvalas at (727) 937-1130 or [email protected], or Alyce Diamandis at [email protected]

clearwater

TriRock Triathlon includes concerts

It's a musical multisport mashup with rocking, swimming, biking and running. On Nov. 11, the first Land Rover TriRock Clearwater Triathlon will feature a beach start and open water swim at Pier 60, followed by a scenic bike and run course along the shores of the gulf. Starting at 6:50 a.m., it will feature sprint and intermediate distance events as well as a three-person triathlon relay. The course has a single loop, warm water swim in the Gulf of Mexico, followed by a bike course that takes athletes through sites and scenes of downtown Clearwater. Seasoned veterans and beginners can enjoy live bands along the course and a postrace concert on the sand. Registration fees for competitors range from $100 to $220. For information, go to TriRockSeries.com.

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Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

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Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

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Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

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Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

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Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

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Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

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Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

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Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

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