Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Oldsmar residents can sign up for emergency alerts

A water spout forms over Tampa Bay on Monday. A service notifies Oldsmar residents in the event of a city emergency.

Courtesy of Julie Lauderdale

A water spout forms over Tampa Bay on Monday. A service notifies Oldsmar residents in the event of a city emergency.

Oldsmar

Residents can sign up for alerts

A water spout that formed in Old Tampa Bay on Monday briefly went ashore in Oldsmar and did minor damage to one home.

Oldsmar residents might want to know that the city has contracted with Code Red Web to notify residents in the event of an emergency in the city.

In disaster situations, Oldsmar's emergency operations staff can send important information via recorded telephone message and email. Critical information regarding disaster conditions, evacuations, warnings, etc., may be sent to all Oldsmar telephone numbers or just to a portion of the city.

To sign up for the alerts, visit www.myoldsmar.com and click on Code Red on the left side of the page. You'll be asked to supply your street address, email address and phone numbers, which will be maintained in a secure database.

The service is available only to residents of the city of Oldsmar.

Vendors sought for free Art in the Park on Aug. 31

The city is seeking vendors for "Celebrate Oldsmar's Art in the Park," a free event scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in R.E. Olds Park.

Art in the Park's purpose will be to educate the public about the arts. It will feature fine art exhibits and sales, performing arts, demonstrations of various art media, art-related activities for children and more.

The city is encouraging vendors to consider a visual demonstration of their art or a short hands-on class for individuals who sign up and pay any required fees. Vendors also may display and sell their finished fine art pieces during the event.

For information about rules and registration, visit www.myoldsmar.com or call (813) 749-1150.

Dunedin

Officials consider city tourism pitch

City commissioners on Thursday will consider partnering with local tourism group Visit Dunedin on a $36,000 campaign to promote Dunedin and one of its new city slogans, "Dun Our Way," at the airport, at hotels and online.

If the city chips in $5,000, Visit Dunedin says it would raise the remaining $13,000 needed to match an $18,000 grant opportunity from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The money would pay for a year's worth of ads on 16 electronic screens at the Tampa International Airport baggage claim; promotion of the tourism group's new VisitDunedinFL.com website to all TripAdvisor.com users who do Tampa Bay-related travel searches; and a new brochure that would be distributed via the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, City Hall and local hotels.

Also at Thursday's meeting, the City Commission will consider contracts to install an irrigation system at Edgewater Linear Park and to add sidewalks, handicap curb ramps and improved crosswalks along south Douglas Avenue between Union and Lexington streets.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 542 Main St. Get a copy of the full agenda at Dunedingov.com.

Clearwater

Carnival will raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Barnival, a carnival raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County, will be held at Sea Dog Brew Co., 26200 U.S. 19, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. There will be games, prizes, food, a bounce house, sword swallowers, magicians and carnival food. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Susan Rolston, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County, will be the first dunk tank victim.

A portion of proceeds from Barnival will be donated to the agency.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the event or entertain should contact Angie Croft AngieC@bbbspc.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County serves Pinellas, Hernando and Citrus counties. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life or donate at www.bbbspc.org. Contact Samantha Fenger, community outreach coordinator, at SamanthaF@bbbspc.org if you're interested in becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple.

South Prescott Avenue to close for roadwork

South Prescott Avenue at Belleair Road will be closed to traffic from now through Tuesday, July 23, due to construction related to the Hillcrest-Brookhill neighborhood traffic calming project.

Motorists can use S Betty Lane and Young Avenue as detour routes.

Residents with questions or comments can call Clearwater's Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750.

Oldsmar residents can sign up for emergency alerts 07/09/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 3:58pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays make Hechavarria trade official

    Blogs

    Here is the release from the team ...

     

  2. Jones: Will Tampa Bay hit a Hall of Fame dry spell now?

    Lightning Strikes

    Marty St. Louis may lack the Hall of Fame stats, but two scoring titles, an MVP award and clutch goals should count for a lot. (Dirk Shadd, Times)
  3. SeaWorld shares drop Monday to 2017 low after disclosure of federal subpoena

    Tourism

    The Orlando parent company of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks saw its stock drop 3.5 percent Monday to $15.10, its lowest price of this year.

    Killer whales perform at Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld in Orlando in 2011, before public pressure was placed on the theme park company to curtail its orca shows.SeaWorld has since announced an end to the traditional killer whale entertainment  at its theme parks. [AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack]
  4. Update: Scientology cancels planned mock FBI raid on downtown building

    Special Topics

    CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology planned to film a mock FBI raid on a downtown building Monday afternoon, but the actors and cameras never showed up to the location disclosed to the city.

    According to Clearwater Police, the Church of Scientology plans to hold a mock FBI raid at 3 p.m. Monday at this vacant building at 305 N Fort Harrison Ave. Police announced the raid in advance to alert the public. They said they did not know the reason for the event. [Google Earch image]
  5. Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

    Human Interest

    NEW YORK — In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey.

    People gather in Washington's Lafayette Park to see the White House lit up in rainbow colors on June 26, 2015, the day the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage legal. In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey released on Monday, June 26, 2017. [Associated Press]