Want to watch the World Series in a ballpark but got shut out of the Trop? We have a solution, with one caveat: This gathering will be heavy on Philadelphia Phillies fans. Bright House Networks Field will show the game tonight against the Rays on the Jumbotron. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Food and drink will be available, with game time at 8.
Pinellas Trail gains hall of fame spot
Sure you know about the baseball Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But did you know there is a Rail-Trail hall, and Pinellas County is about to boast a member? The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail was formally inducted into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame on Tuesday at the 2008 ProBike /ProWalk Florida Conference at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel.
The trail opened its first stretch in 1990 and now spans 50 miles among nine cities and towns in Pinellas. It is recognized as one of the best U.S. trail systems and will become one of the first five trails to be nationally recognized by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/park.
City earns environmental designation
The city has been designated a Florida Green City by the nonprofit Florida Green Building Coalition for being a good steward of the environment. The city achieved a silver designation for its in-house practices, outreach initiatives and the adoption of ordinances to promote environmental sustainability.
The city will be honored for the achievement at the Nov. 4 City Commission meeting. Tarpon Springs police Capt. Bob Kochen coordinated the effort, which the coalition recognized as the first application organized from an office of public safety. Tarpon Springs joins St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Tallahassee, Tamarac, Pinellas County, Orange and Sarasota counties to become the eighth local government to achieve the certification.