The war between the cities and fire districts that provide emergency medical services and Pinellas County, which parcels out the money to pay for those services, stretches back to the beginning of the system in the 1980s.
With so much flora — both exotic and native — the Florida Botanical Gardens on any day is a sight to behold.
Whew! That's a relief. For a while it appeared the fine citizens of the county had rejected this month's Greenlight Pinellas referendum because voters would have rather eaten a plate of cold, withered green peas than agree to an expanded transportation system that included a light rail component.
3 take top honors in voice competition: The Largo Community Center held its Voice of Largo Talent Show on Nov. 6 with performances by the top 12 finalists from throughout Pinellas County. Ben Cortez won first place singing I Love the Way You Love Me, Bob Allen won second place singing New York, New …
Panhellenic holiday party
The St. Petersburg Panhellenic Association hosts a holiday party and ornament exchange on Wednesday at Middle Grounds Grill, 109025 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. (727) 543-7286.
Affordable housing complex gets go-ahead
City officials have issued a development order to HTG Pinellas 2 LLC allowing construction to begin on a 63-unit affordable housing apartment complex. The 4.4 acre site is at 601 16th Ave. SE, adjacent to the city's public work's facility. The development …
TREASURE ISLAND — The city is fighting a recent court ruling prohibiting motorized traffic on its beachfront but at the same time is considering canceling or relocating city-sponsored events held there.
ST. PETE BEACH — The city must spend millions of dollars to repair and refurbish its aging sewer system or pay severe penalties to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
ST. PETERSBURG — Last year, police officers were dispatched to more than 9,700 calls triggered by false security alarms, an average of about 27 a day.
Police: Hotel burglar snags erectile dysfunction meds, ostomy pouches
With authentic music from Ybor City's Orquesta Infinidad, and food from Parkshore Grill, the St. Petersburg Museum of History's "Hot Havana Nights" fundraiser also offered spectacular nighttime views of the city's waterfront from inside historic Hangar 1 at Albert Whitted Airport.
SEMINOLE — Developers want millions in tax rebates from Pinellas property owners for redeveloping Seminole Mall and they want the city's help in convincing county commissioners to agree to the deal.
ST. PETERSBURG — They became friends at Lakewood High School more than 25 years ago, a bond born through basketball.
Fundraising firefighters: A group of ambitious firefighters from Lealman put down their hoses and trained for Tough Mudder Central Florida on Nov. 8 in Kissimmee. Carl Joyner, Daniel Gregory, Jason Sharpe, Jeremy Graham and Eddie Robertson competed in a challenging series of obstacles as a fundraiser for the …
CELEBRATE FESTIVAL OF TREES THIS WEEKEND
One sprite is soaking in a tub of hot cocoa, while another is diving into a pot of icing. Hey elves, only 35 days until Christmas. Quit smelling the cookies and get back to work.