There are many reasons to feel encouraged by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's super duper Pier Selection Committee's selection of Pier Park as its first choice to replace the inverted tin foil hat as the city's next iconic attraction.
Hickory-shafted golf clubs were readily available at garage sales and pro shops when Bob Anderson started collecting the antique equipment some 40 years ago. • It's harder to find them these days, said Anderson, 80, who splits time in Clearwater and Pennsylvania. He has about 25 of the old wooden …
CLEARWATER — Here's another idea that's being kicked around for moribund downtown Clearwater: Why not turn the center of it into a pedestrian mall?
m SCIENCE FAIR PRIZES FOR ESPIRITU SANTO CATHOLIC STUDENTS: Two students from Espiritu Santo Catholic School recently competed at the Science & Engineering Fair of Florida and came home with awards demonstrating their hard work and creativity. Lily Brames and Katelyn Chau, both in seventh grade, …
Police: 18-year-old intentionally created 'biohazard waste' in cruiser after arrest
LAST CHANCE FOR PROM DRESSES: The Gathering Of Women Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is having its annual prom dress drive for high school seniors. The last dress distribution will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 9 at the Skyway Mall, 4301 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 433-1352 or email …
Sierra Mist is as sweet and beautiful as the day is long. At 2 years old, Sierra Mist has spent the majority of her life, 741 days to be precise, at Friends of Strays, but is ready for a home of her own. Meet her at Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave. N in St. Petersburg. Learn more about our pets at (727) 522-6566 or …
Zorba's nightclub moving to new home
The owners of Zorba's nightclub, on Athens Street in the Sponge Docks district, will be moving their business to 734 Pinellas Ave.
TARPON SPRINGS — As the chamber of commerce president, Reggie Gibson gets calls from tourists asking the same question: Is there a hotel near the Sponge Docks district?
Overall, Pinellas County has great pedestrian sidewalk and/or bicycle lanes for the major roadways except for Indian Rocks Road in Largo from West Bay Drive on the north end to Walsingham Road on the south end. This is the only high-traffic road that does not have a dedicated bicycle lane or pedestrian sidewalk. Is …
Joy Roche never thought she would end up a drama teacher. ¶ She got a degree in English after switching from theater performance at Florida State. ¶ She made her way into the Pinellas County School District as a substitute for a drama and English teacher on maternity leave at Clearwater High …
MEDAL CEREMONY HONORS KOREAN WAR VETERANS: The Ambassador Medal for Peace, issued by South Korea, was awarded to 11 Korean War veterans in a ceremony at American Legion Post 7 in Clearwater on March 24.
CLEARWATER — For years, officials have acknowledged the need for new way-finding signs to guide drivers to destinations along the transformed U.S. 19 corridor through Clearwater. Traffic patterns there have dramatically changed with the road's transition to an elevated, limited-access highway.
TARPON SPRINGS — The Tarpon Springs Housing Authority plans to utilize more than $13 million to completely renovate four complexes that are home to low-income residents 55 and older.
They're more than a foot wide, love to burrow under the sand, and quickly lash their bony, serrated tails at any threats.