Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

Residents can attend meeting on stormwater outfall project

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Heritage Village brings a wealth of history to the holidays. Story, Page 4.


Get savvy on Stormwater improvements

To decrease flooding and allow for treatment of stormwater runoff, the city is preparing to launch a stormwater outfall project on parts of north Clearwater Beach. The existing stormwater system will be upgraded and facilities will be added along East Shore Drive. Two stormwater treatment units also will be installed. The project will take place along Mandalay Avenue, Poinsettia Avenue, East Shore Drive and Papaya Street. Residents are invited to a meeting to offer comments and learn about the project's impact. The meeting will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade. Construction is expected to last nine months and cost about $1.6 million. For more information, call (727) 562-4750.


Gardens will glow with 500,000 lights

The Florida Botanical Gardens will open tonight for its Holiday Lights in the Garden. The gardens, decorated with more than 500,000 lights, will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1. Free, but a donation of $2 is requested. 12520 Ulmerton Road. For more information, visit or call (727) 582-2100.


Start the day off with syrup, Santa The Dunedin Community Center will host a pancake breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Dec. 1 for a cost of $8. For more information, call (727) 812-4533. Registration is required by Thursday.

Old-fashion flair to usher in season

The city's Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Parade will be held Dec. 8. Festivities will start with the parade at 4 p.m., followed by the arrival of Santa. Immediately after, the Old Fashioned Christmas will start downtown with live music, performances, carriage rides, children's activities and snow. For more information, call (727) 812-4530.


Two mayors, one goal: help others

The annual Mayor's Breakfast, hosted by the mayors of Oldsmar and Safety Harbor, will be held at the offices of Nielsen in Oldsmar at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 14. The cost is $25. Donations are being collected to help provide holiday cheer to families in need. For tickets or to view opportunities to donate, visit or call (813) 855-4233.

Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

PHILADELPHIA — Not even a coat of Crisco on light poles across the city could keep Philadelphia Eagles fans from scaling new heights in celebrating their team’s first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years and setting up a rematch with the AFC champion N...
Updated: 19 minutes ago

Hooper: Deal with sea-level rise or prepare to be inundated

When fans again flock to Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard for the annual Gasparilla Festival on Saturday, I hope they ask a question: Will the floats need flotation devices in 2035?Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Astrid Caldas and Kate Cell, members of the Union ...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

A warm weekend across Tampa Bay will carry over into the start of the workweek, after some morning fog burns off and before a front results in clouds and increased rain chances later this afternoon.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa...
Updated: 1 hour ago

The Daystarter: PolitiFact Florida analyzes prison costs; breaking down the Super Bowl matchup; free dental clinic services in high demand; Arrrrr you ready for Gasparilla?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• We’ll have a mild and sunny start to the week, with highs in the upper 70s, according to 10Weather WTSP. A weak cold front brings a chance of rain on Tuesday and slightly coo...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Police: 2 IEDs detonated at a Florida mall, no injuries

LAKE WALES — Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida on Sunday do not appear to be an act of terrorism.Lake Wales police Deputy Chief Troy Schulze tells news outlets that at 5:22 p.m., the Lake Wales Fire ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

Advocates of Florida prisoners protested outside of the Florida Department of Corrections in Tallahassee on Tuesday, demanding answers to questions of alleged price-gouging in prisons across the state.Protesters from dozens of grass roots organizatio...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

CHICAGO — It didn’t take the sound of a door slamming in the visitor’s dressing room Saturday night to sense this Lightning team is frustrated.Tampa Bay believed it had worked hard against the Wild — at least, harder than it did in Thursday’s letharg...
Updated: 8 hours ago

nationResearchers work to avoid another 1918 super-flu The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after on...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Hillsborough diver who died in Eagle’s Nest Cave was adventurous but experienced

Davin Brannon was a pilot, a spearfisherman, an avid cave and open-water diver and an experienced all-around adventurer, said those close to him ."I guess you could say he died doing what he loved," his cousin Pam Kirven said. "But I also know he’d n...
Updated: 9 hours ago
‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES — The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for...
Updated: 9 hours ago