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ST. PETERSBURG - The excitement is building as preparations continue for the Firestone Grand Prix set for Friday through Sunday, March 27-29, on a 1.8 mile, 14-turn temporary street course in downtown St. Petersburg.

Touted as one of the biggest event weekends in the Tampa Bay area, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg features six different racing series, plus a myriad of entertainment and fun for the entire family.

The waterfront-course runs along adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extends onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport. Green Savoree Racing Promotions owns and operates the event.
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ST. PETE BEACH - Winston Churchill once said success is not final and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

That phrase sums up the actions of retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Gary Littrell of St. Pete Beach who for four days in early April 1970 took command of a South Vietnamese Ranger battalion under siege by more than 5,000 North Vietnamese troops. Out of an original group of 477, Littrell was among 41 walking and wounded to safely leave the hill they gallantly defended.

His actions and decisions led him to receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1973.

He is the only Medal of Honor recipient in the area, one of three in Florida and one of 79 currently alive in the U.S.

This weekend Littrell will be honored again when the Bayway Bridge is rededicated in his name by city officials from St. Pete Beach.

“I don’t look at it as honoring me,” said Littrell, 70, who spent 22 years in the Army, mostly as an Army Ranger. “I look at it as honoring the men and women in uniform, present and past. It just shows the patriotism the citizens of Florida have toward our men in uniform.”
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CLEARWATER - Pinellas County Commissioners gave staff permission March 18 to work with new criteria for ranking future transportation improvement projects.

The new criteria would be used to prioritize long-range transportation plans through 2040.

County Administrator Mark Woodard said the proposed criteria would add consideration of economic development and give more weight to bicycle and pedestrian safety.
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Seminole Beacon News
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SEMINOLE - Demolition of the former Seminole 8 Touchstar Cinema located next to the Seminole Mall is slated to begin Monday, April 6, said Jim Ford, a city building official.

Because of the demolition, 80th Avenue east of 113th Street and Liberty Lane north of Temple Terrace will close for approximately 45 days starting Thursday, March 26. Traffic will be routed through the mall parking lot.
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Pinellas County’s places of worship are offering special Holy Week and Easter services, including the following.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

CLEARWATER - Holy Week services will include:

- Maundy Thursday - Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m.
- Good Friday - Friday, April 3, noon
- Easter Eve - Saturday, April 4, 5 p.m., featuring Holy Eucharist
- Easter Day - Sunday, April 5, 8 and 10 a.m., with Holy Eucharist
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Out & About
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The Easter Bunny is planning to make the rounds in Pinellas, with events beginning March 28 and continuing through April 11. Easter fun for 2015 includes egg hunts, an eggstravaganza, carnival, ecofest and more, including the following.

Highland’s egg hunt

LARGO - Come meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at Highland’s Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at 400 Highland Ave. Cost is $8 per child.
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Outdoors & Recreation
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ST. PETERSBURG - Weedon Island Preserve - often referred to as “the best kept secret in Pinellas County” - won’t be a secret for much longer. The world's largest running magazine, Runner's World, features Weedon Island as its “Rave Run” in the April 2015 issue.

It includes a two-page spread showcasing a runner along a stretch of boardwalk, surrounded by mangroves. The photo was taken from the 45-foot observation tower, which offers panoramic views of Tampa Bay.
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From the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring, “All men are created equal,” women have been fighting for their rights.

The first Women’s Rights Convention took place in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. The predominantly female group of participants adopted 12 resolutions advocating equal treatment for men and women.
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