PINELLAS PARK - A 38-year-old St. Petersburg man died at the scene of a crash about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, on Park Street in Pinellas Park.
According to a media release from Pinellas Park police, Shane McEntegart was traveling east on Park Boulevard on a 2007 Honda motorcycle approaching 43rd Street. Ralph Martin, 44, of St. Petersburg, who was driving a 2013 Toyota Corolla, was waiting to make a left turn from westbound Park Boulevard to travel south on 43rd Street.
OLDSMAR - Candidates for State Representative, County Commission and School Board relayed their message and platform to voters during the Sept. 19 candidate forum hosted by the Council of North County Neighborhoods and the Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
The forum was open to everyone in Northern Pinellas County.
At East Lake Woodlands Country Club, attendees had the opportunity to meet the candidates in a mix and mingle session before the actual forum began at 6:30 p.m.
CLEARWATER - What’s the old saying, the family that races together stays together?
Ok, maybe that’s not quite true for most families. But for the eight-member Gambaro clan of Clearwater, racing - specifically box car racing - is a way of life that has helped bring the family closer together.
When Keith Gambaro and five of his six young sons compete in the Achieva Box Car Rally in downtown Clearwater on Saturday, Oct. 22, it will mark the fifth straight year in the event for the G-Boys Racing team. And with Keith’s wife, Christina, and other relatives on hand helping out, the derby, which serves as a fundraiser for local schools, has truly become a family affair for the Gambaros.
BELLEAIR - Commissioner Karla Rettstatt has been involved in many things in Belleair. In fact she has helped organize her share of them. Her latest effort, she said, is potentially the best yet.
Rettstatt, who founded the Belleair Community Foundation, said the foundation’s newest project is a disco night at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club. Officially dubbed “Boogie for the Blue,” it is being held to help support the Belleair Police Department. Proceeds from the event will go toward buying things the department needs but is not budgeted.
SEMINOLE - As Halloween approaches, Seminole Recreation staff members are busy getting ready for its annual spooky festivities.
The 12th annual Field of Screams will take place Friday, Oct. 21, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex.
This is a true community event, said Becky Gunter, recreation director, designed for all ages. There will be a costume contest, family photo area, and local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy to trick-or-treaters. There also will be a “Spooky Zone,” with bounce houses, inflatable slides and obstacle courses. While trick-or-treating is free, cost is $5 to enter the “Spooky Zone” and includes unlimited play in the bounce houses.
LARGO - A little over 10 years ago, 22-year-old Phil Bryant stopped by his parents’ Clearwater home for a visit.
It wasn’t often he was seen without his backwards baseball cap. That day, one of the first things he did, though, was remove his cap to show his parents a mole on his forehead. It was bleeding and looked suspicious, said his mother, Veronica Bryant.
“It looked like one of those pictures in a handbook that said ‘melanoma’ underneath it,” she said.