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  1. Seabird Sanctuary founder sued twice, accused of selling car to two different buyers

    Human Interest

    INDIAN SHORES — Last spring, a Virginia man sued the founder of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, accusing him of taking money for a car he later refused to sell.

    The suits are the latest in a string of problems for Ralph Heath.
  2. Hometown North Pinellas

    News

    Creek is artists' muse: Forty-three artists registered for the annual Paint & Photo event held at Booker Creek Preserve in East Lake. For three days, artists painted and photographed the creek and preserve with the winners announced at a reception Oct. 11. Mark Dobrzeniecki won best of show for photography, with …

    David Del Toro works on his Best of Show painting for the Paint & Photo event at Booker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs.
  3. New flag plaza coming to Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach

    News

    Clearwater

    Flag plaza construction begins at Pier 60 Park

    A rendering shows the flag plaza on Clearwater Beach, part of a Pier 60 Park project.
  4. Clearwater Horseshoe Club pitchers celebrate a lifetime sport

    Events

    CLEARWATER

    Megan Polski is a four-time state champion horseshoe pitcher.

    Ron Deckard throws at the Clearwater Horseshoe Club. The club is hosting a tournament in honor of member Paul Kurleman as part of its 40th anniversary celebration Saturday.
  5. Completion of construction on U.S. 19 has been delayed

    Roads

    Hi, Doc, what's the latest on the U.S. 19 construction in Clearwater? Wasn't it supposed to be done this month?

  6. Nordstrom Rack to open first Pinellas store in 2015

    Retail

    CLEARWATER — Nordstrom Rack, the discount offshoot of the fashion department store, announced Tuesday that it will open its first Pinellas County location in fall 2015.

    More than a decade after Nordstrom Inc. opened a full-fledged department store at Tampa's International Plaza, it continues to steadily expand its brand within the Tampa Bay region with what will become its third lower-priced sister version. [SKIP O'ROURKE | Times (2010)]
  7. Tarpon Springs' Davis off to a legendary start

    Footballpreps

    TARPON SPRINGS — For his seventh birthday, Daniel Davis was allowed to get whatever he wanted.

    Davis chose a tattoo.

    Tarpon Springs High School receiver Daniel Davis escapes East Lake’s George Campbell during the fourth quarter on Sept. 26. Davis ended up scoring a touchdown, and gained 168 yards on 14 catches.
  8. Clearwater considers switch to once-a-week trash collection

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — Last year, a flurry of angry phone calls prompted Clearwater to cancel a pilot program to reduce trash collection from twice a week to once a week in a couple of neighborhoods.

  9. Hometown North Pinellas

    News

    Pets given blessings: Students at St. Cecelia Catholic School in Clearwater recently celebrated the Blessing of the Animals as part of the Feast of St. Francis. Students brought pets to school to receive a blessing, and those without pets brought their favorite stuffed animals. The school celebrates this …

    “Happiness ambassador” Lily Uline of Safety Harbor encourages people to pass along acts of kindness to someone else.
  10. Report: More Pinellas students attending special programs

    K12

    At many Pinellas high schools, the percentage of students opting for the traditional curriculum is getting smaller as special programs become more popular. That's the takeaway from a report this week by the Pinellas County School District showing significant enrollment increases over the last three years in high school …

  11. Intoxicated biker tries to drink his way out of arrest

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Intoxicated MOtorcyclist tries to drink his way out of arrest

  12. Cats and dogs get Pinellas County Commission's attention

    News

    COUNTYWIDE

    Advocating for Animals

    Dogs and cats had their day at Tuesday's Pinellas County Commission meeting. Commissioners agreed to loosen rules covering stray animals to make way for a program designed to reduce the population of feral cats.

    Three Birds Tavern now sells its house dressings the restaurant.
  13. Cheeseheads keep business booming at Culver's burger chain in Largo

    Business

    LARGO — Parrish Sandefur admitted he worried about the success of his restaurant before it opened. Not too long ago, he and his wife, Alicia Sandefur, opened up the first Culver's in Tampa Bay on East Bay Drive. Although the quick service restaurant was a go-to eatery for him and his family for years back …

    Culver's has come to Pinellas County. Parrish and Alicia Sandefur have opened the first Wisonsin-based Culver's which is known and loved by Cheeseheads for "Butter burgers'' and frozen custard.
  14. Yield becomes stop at north St. Petersburg intersection

    Roads

    Some drivers have not noticed that after the refurbishment of Fourth Street, at the intersection of 62nd Avenue N, traffic turning to head north or south on Fourth Street N using Washington Circle now has new stop signs to heed. But when turning off Fourth Street N to go east or west, we still have yield signs. …

    Some yield signs have been replaced with stop signs at the intersection of 62nd Avenue N and Fourth Street.
  15. Clearwater approves new resort on beach

    News

    Clearwater

    Revamped sea captain gets city council's approval

    Plans for a taller, revamped Sea Captain Resort were approved last week by the Clearwater City Council. The resort is at 40 Devon Drive.