Hometown Pinellas

From left: Jody McCreary, panelist, Ed Hoffman, President of the historical society, Peggy Proestos and Annie Dabbs, panelists, Cari Rupkalvis, library director, and Dr. Rod Davis, St. Petersburg College provost. (Photo courtesy of Phyllis Kolianos).
From left: Jody McCreary, panelist, Ed Hoffman, President of the historical society, Peggy Proestos and Annie Dabbs, panelists, Cari Rupkalvis, library director, and Dr. Rod Davis, St. Petersburg College provost. (Photo courtesy of Phyllis Kolianos).
Published October 26 2018

Sunstar Paramedics employee recognized with first responder award

Sunstar Paramedics employee Joshua Daly was honored with Pinellas Osteopathic Medical Society’s First Responder Award. As an assistant field supervisor, Daly serves as a role model to senior professionals and new emergency medical techniciansand paramedics beginning their careers.

Florida Department of Health recognizes employees

Joan Miller and Christina Levy were recognized by the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County as the 2018 Employee of the Year and the 2018 Nurse of the Year at a recent all-staff training. Both were selected based on nominations from their peers for service to the public and their ability to go above and beyond their normal duties to support the health department’s mission. Miller, social services counselor with the Maternal and Child Health Healthy Start Home Visiting program, has been with the agency for nearly 29 years. Levy is a registered nurse specialist for the Clinical Health Services division and Care Coordinator at the mid-county site.

Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society hosts second "Tales of Tarpon"

The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society recently held its second “Tales of Tarpon” at the Tarpon Springs Library. The mission of this ongoing project is to gather history and storytelling by early residents of the Tarpon Springs area and preserve this knowledge. From left: Jody McCreary, panelist, Ed Hoffman, President of the historical society, Peggy Proestos and Annie Dabbs, panelists, Cari Rupkalvis, library director, and Dr. Rod Davis, St. Petersburg College provost.

St. Petersburg native serves in Navy

A 2002 Lakewood High School graduate and St. Petersburg native is serving at Expeditionary Combat Camera, as a member of the Navy’s last combat camera unit in Norfolk, Va. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Williams serves as a mass communication specialist. Williams was part of a unique Navy team that operated from the air, land and sea to create multimedia products that recorded military events for operational commanders in support of combat, information, humanitarian, special force, intelligence, reconnaissance, engineering, legal and public affairs missions.

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