Saturday, November 18, 2017
News Roundup

West Pinellas briefs: Shuffleboard courts resurrected


Kenneth City

Shuffleboard courts brought back to life

The Kenneth City Homeowners Association is working on a project to clean and repair the four shuffleboard courts next to the Community Hall. Organizers say the courts should be ready the first week in June. The courts have gone unused for several years, said Dick Laneau, the association's vice president. The door on the court clubhouse will be repaired and keys will be sold to association members for $2 each. Residents may order a key by contacting Laneau at 345-4323 or via e-mail, [email protected] The last meeting before summer break is June 10. The evening will include free bingo for members.

When: 7 p.m. June 10

Where: Kenneth City Community Hall, 4600 58th St. N.

Info: Contact Dick Laneau, 345-4323

Pinellas Park

Public Works will show how city runs smoothly

Pinellas Park Public Works will hold its fourth annual open house today. Learn about the training, equipment and skills required to keep the city running smoothly. Kids' activities and food will be provided along with exhibit booths and demonstrations.

When: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Public Works Facility Yard, 6101 78th Ave. N

Info: Call 541-0767

Get to know new performing arts center

The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce and city of Pinellas Park will host a Performing Arts Center Hospitality and Tourism Gala Thursday at the Performing Arts Center. The event will introduce the area's newest performance space, which can accommodate an audience of 500. The center is available for conferences, conventions and weddings. Music at the gala will be provided by recording artist and pianist James Weaver. Business attire is preferred.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N

Info: Contact Ray Fisher at 526-1800 or Julie Roberts at 209-0836 or register online by visiting www. and selecting "Events."

Kiwanis meeting rescheduledgt;

The Kiwanis Club of Pinellas Park will not meet this Thursday; the meeting has been moved to June 5. Jim Leavitt, head football coach at the University of South Florida, is the scheduled guest speaker. Bulls' fans are welcome to attend the lunch. Please RSVP to Ray Hoeneisen at 409-0535 or via e-mail: [email protected] The Pinellas Park club sponsors or participates in local events and projects such as MDA, March of Dimes, the Marty Lyons Foundation, Special Olympics, Horses for the Handicapped and PARC.

When: Noon, June 5

Where: Park Station, 5890 Park Blvd.

Info: Ray Hoeneisen, 409-0535.

Library hosts hurricane preparation workshop

Pick up some tips on preparing for hurricane season at a one-hour information session Thursday at the Pinellas Park Library. The workshop, presented by hurricane experts from Pinellas County government, will cover how to put together a survival kit on a budget and planning ahead for evacuation. The event is free and registration is not required.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday

Where: Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52 St. N.

Info: Call 464-5573.


Public invited to housing discussion

The Pinellas County Community Development Department is coordinating a forum to gather input on the county's proposed Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. Attorneys will lead a morning session on national, state and local inclusionary housing initiatives. The discussion will focus on workforce housing in new developments to provide affordable housing in Pinellas County .The public is encouraged to join elected officials, city planners and developers in discussions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 4

Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Info: Today is the deadline to RSVP. Contact Jane Muhrlin via e-mail at [email protected] or call 771-2112.

The Mid County Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news for Pinellas Park, Seminole, Lealman and Kenneth City to [email protected] or mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Dolphins preview

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Dolphins preview

Greg Auman has a final preview of Sunday’s Bucs-Dolphins game in Miami in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.He talks about key matchups to watch for, from perhaps the NFL’s best slot receiver in Jarvis Landry, to Miami’s vulnerabilities at right tackl...
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Possible wrong-way crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday

TAMPA — A multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday may have been caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, Tampa police said.The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes closer to the Tampa side of the causeway, near ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police took one person into custody late Friday after a drive-by shooting ended in Seminole Heights.The incident, which unfolded about 11 p.m., did not appear to be related to the spate of other recent shootings in Seminole Heights that have ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
Updated: 10 hours ago