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Clearwater / North Pinellas

  1. In Clearwater, residents have mixed reactions to once-a-week trash pickup

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — The City Council is moving forward with a plan to decrease trash collection, and not all residents are happy.

  2. Tarpon Springs property tax rate to remain the same next year

    Local Government

    TARPON SPRINGS — Despite increasing property values, the city's property tax rate is expected to remain the same for the sixth consecutive year.

    Mark LeCouris wants to see home values rise more.
  3. Woman accused of making child her accomplice in Walmart theft

    Crime

    PINELLAS PARK — A 25-year-old woman made a 9-year-old her accomplice in an attempt to steal from Walmart on July 17, according to an arrest report.

  4. Bridge over Riviera Bay being studied

    Roads

    Is it true that the San Martin Boulevard Bridge will be replaced soon?

  5. Pinellas news briefs

    Briefs

    ST. ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL PLANS VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FAIR: St. Anthony's Hospital Volunteer Resources will be hosting a volunteer recruitment fair from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 5 in the main lobby of the hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The hospital is seeking volunteers for many areas including the …

  6. County commissioner Janet Long earns certification

    Local Government

    Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long has earned a certification for county commissioners from the Florida Association of Counties.

  7. Pinellas County accepting proposals from would-be buyers of the Young-Rainey STAR Center

    Local Government

    LARGO — Pinellas County has put a "for sale" sign on a unique asset.

    The STAR Center, originally built in 1956 by General Electric, was a hub for manufacturing of the U.S. nuclear weapons program. The county is taking proposals for the property until Aug. 31.
  8. Dunedin exhibit offers new look at quilts

    Events

    The Dunedin Fine Art Center calls its summer quilt and textile show "Common Threads."

    Threads? Yes.

    Common? Hardly.

    Y.I.M.B.Y., a quilt by Bert Garino of Tarpon Springs, is on display in Elemental: Florida Quilt Invitational.
  9. Hometown North Pinellas

    News

    Clearwater Woman's Club welcomes new president, members

    The Clearwater Community Woman’s Club gathered for a luncheon meeting with, seated from left, Lucile Casey, Trish Gregory, Sandy Tennian, JoAnne Roby, Kay Estock, Marie Grein, Rosalie Murray and Sue Meier. Standing are Martha Hickey and Mary Jane Robbins.
  10. Centerfielder gets big payoff by playing small ball

    Minors

    TAMPA

    Yankees outfield prospect Dustin Fowler's reputation preceded his call-up to advanced-A ball in Tampa.

    Since his call-up to the Tampa Yankees from the Charleston RiverDogs, Dustin Fowler has hit .318 with nine RBIs in 18 games.
  11. 'Pirates of Penzance' provides a summer romp

    Stage

    CLEARWATER

    Prepare for a high Cs adventure as Francis Wilson Playhouse presents the comedic operetta, The Pirates of Penzance. "It's a highly energetic, fun summer romp that was produced in the late 1800s but is still relevant today," said playhouse manager Gabrielle Snapp.

    Lee Holmes as Major-General Stanley, center, is confronted by pirates as his daughters look on. It’s all part of Francis Wilson Playhouse’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, a two-act comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan.
  12. Reward offered for man wanted in Clearwater murder

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County is offering up to a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, charged with killing a mother and her 2-year-old son on July 19, 2003. Petra Martin, 31, and her son, Uriel, were fatally stabbed inside their apartment at 400 S …

  13. Clearwater council adds chair to honor POWs/MIAs

    Briefs

    CLEARWATER — The City Council added a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Chair of Honor to council chambers Thursday. The chair will remain empty in honor of military personnel who have not returned home and was a partnership between the city and Rolling Thunder Chapter 11, a veterans organization.

  14. Community forum Friday in Clearwater

    Briefs

    Residents are invited to a community forum today at the North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex led by the Clearwater Police Department and the NAACP Clearwater/Upper Pinellas County Branch. Chief Dan Slaughter and Bertha Kelley of the NAACP will address questions and concerns. Residents should arrive at 900 N. …

  15. AmeriCorps to check car seats

    Briefs

    Clearwater AmeriCorps members will host a free car and booster seat check event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at police headquarters, 645 Pierce St. Certified car seat technicians will be available. No appointments are necessary and Spanish speakers are welcome. Residents attending must purchase the car seats before the …