PINELLAS PARK — If it's spring, it's time for two of this city's biggest events — the Chili Blaze and Country in the Park.
If there's a term equal to "one-armed paper hanger" or "chief cook and bottle washer" for the commercial development business, it would apply to Carlos Yepes. The head of Pinellas Park-based Belleair Development Group has nine projects in various stages going on in southern Pinellas County.
Officer dies at home from medical problem
It can take years to build the reputation of an academic program. But district officials are counting on two new technology magnet schools to fill up, possibly before principals have been named or facilities renovated.
ST. PETERSBURG — A link to the new Skyway Marina District, where sunsets, shopping and dining are promised, announces that a proper website is coming soon.
A shortlist for shady landlords?
Like most cities, St. Petersburg has its share of slumlords. Council member Darden Rice thinks the city needs another tool to deal with them. She's proposing the city develop a registry of so-called bad apple property owners.
MADEIRA BEACH — If Tuesday were the Olympics, City Manager Shane Crawford would have won a gold medal in every event.
LARGO — Very soon, whenever someone lights up a cigarette in a Largo picnic shelter, there will be a problem.
GULFPORT — When voters head to the polls Tuesday, they'll choose between Yolanda Roman and Paul Ray to represent Ward 3 on the City Council, a seat held by Jennifer Salmon. Ward 1 will continue to be represented by Dan Liedtke, who was unopposed.
Artistic blueprint for Habitat dining gala
ST. PETERSBURG — A well-known local artist is being sued over damage to one of her own paintings, valued at $50,000.
TREASURE ISLAND — City commissioners have halted work on a planned development district for the north end of the island until they receive a legal opinion on a new law that might impact it.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Three candidates are running for two Belleair Bluffs City Commission seats in Tuesday's election. The top two win.
KENNETH CITY — Voters here have a chance to put two new faces on the council and change the direction of town government.
PINELLAS PARK — Voters here have a choice of three candidates for the open seat on the City Council in Tuesday's election — two who tout their experience and one who seems to have disappeared from the campaign trail.