Sunday, July 15, 2018
Education

New track program for youth in Pinellas

Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Largo and Pinellas Park have joined to form the North Pinellas County Track Program. Practices will be on Wednesdays, starting Jan. 18, and track meets will be held throughout the county. Children ages 5-15 can join for $25 a month with a recreation card or $30 without. A wheelchair division is available. For information, call (727) 938-3711.

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Hillsborough headed for a new mark: 25,000 charter school students

Hillsborough headed for a new mark: 25,000 charter school students

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Published: 07/09/18
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Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Pinellas education news: School Board candidate forums, ancient brew at USFSP, and more

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Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/11/18
Robotics teams pave way for STEM interest

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Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/08/18
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Published: 07/05/18
Epilogue: Ruskin E. Reddoch coached his Tarpon Springs players on and off the field

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Published: 07/05/18
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Published: 07/05/18