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Sweet shop expanding with a cafe

An instructor and students take part in a pastry chef boot camp at Sweet Caroline’s Bakery in 2010. The bakery is being joined by Sweet Caroline’s Cafe. A grand opening takes pace on May 22.

JOSEPH GARNETT JR. | Times (2010)

An instructor and students take part in a pastry chef boot camp at Sweet Caroline’s Bakery in 2010. The bakery is being joined by Sweet Caroline’s Cafe. A grand opening takes pace on May 22.

When Sweet Caroline's Bakery set up shop in November 2009, its vision was to establish a community-oriented neighborhood bakery. Since then, the business has been crafting "made from scratch" cakes, pies, pastries and breads — and folks in North Pinellas are indulging in them.

Proprietor Rich Cannici recently announced the opening of Sweet Caroline's Cafe, adjacent to the bakery at 3347 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, in the Shoppes at Cloverplace.

A grand opening celebration and open house are scheduled at the bakery/cafe May 22. There will be entertainment and an opportunity for the public to sample a variety of treats.

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Regional workforce boards WorkNet Pinellas, Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (Hillsborough) and Suncoast Workforce (Sarasota/Manatee) have organized a virtual job fair May 12-18 that will give Tampa Bay area youth ages 14 to 24 the opportunity to search for jobs from home.

Full-time, part-time, summer, temporary and permanent positions will be available.

The workforce boards are members of the Employ Florida network of workforce services and are equal opportunity employers. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling TTY/TDD 711.

Registration is free. Get details online at

For more information, call Kimberly Williams at (727) 608-2452.

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Attention North Pinellas high school students: Here's an opportunity to learn about the law this summer and get paid for it.

The Clearwater Bar Association has announced its 2013 Student Legal Intern Program. To qualify, students must live in or attend school in north Pinellas County and have completed ninth grade but not yet graduated from high school.

The six-week program provides a valuable work experience, furthers understanding of the law and provides a mentor relationship. The program is hosted by Clearwater Bar members, the Clearwater Bar Foundation and the Florida Bar Local Government Law Section. The interns will work with attorneys, judges, law firms and legal departments.

Interns will perform a variety of duties for their employers as they learn about the inner workings of law offices, legal departments and the judicial system during the paid internships that run June 10 through July 19.

To be considered for the program, students must submit an application, a school transcript, two letters of recommendation and prepare an essay: "Tell us why this internship is an important opportunity for you." Deadline for submissions is Friay. Qualifying applicants will be interviewed the week of May 20. Applicants who would benefit the most from this experience will be given top priority regardless of grade point average.

Interns will also attend an orientation and job skills workshops focusing on issues such as confidentiality, professionalism, punctuality, attention to detail and appearance.

Download an application at To request an application by phone, call (727) 461-4869.

Mail business news to Nova Beall at Tampa Bay Times, 1130 Cleveland St., Suite A, Clearwater, FL 33755 fax to (727) 441-4119; or email

Sweet shop expanding with a cafe 05/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 4:38pm]
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