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From left, new Largo Commissioners Donna Holck and Samantha Fenger and new Largo Mayor Woody Brown are sworn into office prior to the commission meeting Nov. 18.
LARGO - In one of their first acts since the election, the new Largo City Commission voted to delay a request Nov. 18 for a land use change that would allow a new townhouse development on a remnant orange grove along Belleair Road.

The five commissioners in attendance were initially split 3-2 on a proposal to deny the project, without the four votes required for a decision either way. But the developer of the project, Peter Pensa of AVID Group, agreed to negotiate a developer’s agreement with the city as a caveat to the land use change.

The 15 acres at 2493 Belleair Road, near the U.S. 19 overpass that’s under construction, is currently classified as “residential suburban.” This allows a maximum of 43 units. Pensa is requesting a change to “residential low medium,” which would allow him to build up to 154 units.
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Monday, November 19
LARGO - In one of their first acts since the election, the new Largo City Commission voted to delay a request Nov. 18 for a land use change that would allow a new townhouse development on a remnant orange grove along Belleair Road.

The five commissioners in attendance were initially split 3-2 on a proposal to deny the project, without the four votes required for a decision either way. But the developer of the project, Peter Pensa of AVID Group, agreed to negotiate a developer’s agreement with the city as a caveat to the land use change.

The 15 acres at 2493 Belleair Road, near the U.S. 19 overpass that’s under construction, is currently classified as “residential suburban.” This allows a maximum of 43 units. Pensa is requesting a change to “residential low medium,” which would allow him to build up to 154 units.
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LARGO - Trust Business Services recently recognized three individuals for going above and beyond to help others as part of the monthly White Dove Service Awards recognition program at the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce breakfast Nov. 6.

Those recognized for August, September and October are John Orr from Cell Phone Repair at Largo Mall, Dr. Fred Clark III from Bayfront Convenient Care Seminole and Lori Beineke from the Family Dollar store in Largo.
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Tuesday, November 13
LARGO - Largo Police say that a missing and endangered 13-year-old girl is safe. She was found about 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

According to the police report, she had no apparent injuries.

Police put out an alert Wednesday night about the girl, who was last seen about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. According to the alert, the girl, who was connsidered a runaway, last was seen in the company of Jercore Jones, 34. Jones is a registered sexual offender and is believed to be a recent transient.
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A registered sex offender connected to a missing 13-year-old was booked into the Pinellas County Jail Thursday morning on two counts of lewd and lascivious battery and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the booking report, Largo police arrested Jercore Renards Jones, 34, of Largo at 2:03 a.m.

Largo PD put out an alert Wednesday night about a missing and endangered 13-year-old girl, who was last seen about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Jones’ company.
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Monday, November 12
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LARGO - Largo police announced Wednesday morning that a 6-week-old girl hit by a car Monday night has died.

Sarah Arlia, 32, her son, Benjamin Garguilo, 5, and daughter, Serena Arlia, 6 weeks, were struck by a BMW about 6:26 p.m. Nov. 10 on Missouri Avenue near Commerce Drive South. Serena died about 8 a.m. Nov. 12.

At last report, Sarah Arlia was in critical but stable condition and Benjamin was in serious but stable condition.
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LARGO - After expressing frustration that the bids had come in $7 million over budget, Largo commissioners approved a $40.3 million contract Nov. 5 for the construction of about 14 miles of sanitary sewer mains and the expansion of seven pump stations.

The construction should start in early 2015 and is designed to help prevent flooding during heavy rainfall. Also included in the project are improvements to community streets including Pine Street, 16th Avenue Southwest and Fulton Drive, due to their proximity to the project area.

The city had initially budgeted just under $33 million for the project, an estimate that was first calculated during the recession, City Manager MacCraig pointed out to commissioners.
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LARGO - A $400,000 solution to a problem ditch in the Heather Hills subdivision has been added to the city’s long-term project list, but it remains unfunded.

During a commission meeting Nov. 5, city engineers requested input from commissioners on how they should address resident complaints about a retention ditch on 115th Street North.

The 500-foot-long ditch is in the backyards of 13 properties and is part of the stormwater storage infrastructure for the subdivision. Several storage sheds and privacy fences are encroaching on the city’s easement for the ditch, making portions of its bank steep, between 22 inches and 42 inches deep. Residents have complained that the ditch is dangerous, though city staff contends that it is a necessity to mitigate flooding from heavy rain.
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Largo Municipal Election
LARGO - The race for seat 5 on the Largo Commission was decided by less than 300 votes, with newcomer Donna Holck winning the seat from longtime incumbent Harriet Crozier.

After polls closed Nov. 4, Holck’s lead remained thin as precincts reported their numbers throughout the evening. With only 4,707 mail-in ballots to be tabulated countywide, the race in Largo remained within 250 votes, with Crozier claiming 10,246 of votes and Holck receiving 10,476.
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• Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Beats on the Bayou Benefit Gala
TARPON SPRINGS — The Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center is hosting the 2014 Beats on the Bayou Benefit Gala Nov. 22 to raise money to help fund the 2015 Tarpon Springs restoration project.

The Bus Stop Band will play everything from Elvis and Motown to Maroon 5 behind Master of Ceremonies Jenn Holloway. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available throughout the night.

The gala will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane.

Admission is $75 per person and tickets are tax deductible. For tickets, call the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center box office at 942-5605 or visit kathleenmonahanfoundation.org. Attire for the event is dressy-casual.
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Gulf to Bay A Cappella Chorus concert
PINELLAS PARK – The Gulf to Bay A Cappella Chorus will perform at the Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2:30 and 7 p.m.  

This chorus, comprised of women of all ages, celebrates the art of barbershop music. General admission is $20. VIP admission is $30.  

Visit www.gulftobaychorus.com.
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African Violet Society sale
LARGO – The African Violet Society of Pinellas County will host a sale Saturday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the East Bay Oaks Clubhouse, 601 Starkey Road. African violets and other small plants will be available for purchase.
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American Legion cookout
SEMINOLE – American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Saturday and Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m.

Breakfast is held the first Sunday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. and the monthly spaghetti dinner is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.  

The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol.  

For more information, call 391-6324.
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Arts and crafts festival
PINELLAS PARK – Arts and crafters will display and sell their art at the Calvary Chapel Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church, 8900 U.S. 19 N.  

Admission is free. Call 577-7705 for more information.
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Blue Saturday
Blue Saturday, Goodwill-Suncoast’s holiday sale that comes before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at all Goodwill-Suncoast stores. Doors will open at 8 a.m. On Blue Saturday, Goodwill-Suncoast stores will have a big selection of new gift items on sale, and in-store coupons good for $5 off a $25 purchase, $10 off a $50 purchase, $15 off a $75 purchase and $20 off a $100 purchase. No restrictions apply. For a list of items on sale and for store locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.
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Crafty Ladies festival
PALM HARBOR – The Crafty Ladies will host the 30th annual Winter Art and Craft Festival on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Point Road.  

Hours will be Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The creations of more than 50 talented crafters and artists will be available for purchase. The festival will feature a wide variety of items for decorating and gift giving. Shoppers will find jewelry, hand painted glassware and home decor, holiday decorations and much more.  

The event also will feature a farmers market, antique and “uniques” area, plant sale and childrens’ activities.  

Call 784-3632 or visit www.facebook.com /craftyladiesCraftShows.
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Drumming for Nature Parks
LARGO – Drumming for Nature Parks will be presented Saturday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. to sunset, at Bonner Nature Park, 14444 143rd St. N.

Attendees will come together as a community to celebrate and support local nature parks with a drum circle. Participants are encouraged to bring kids, drums, shakers and music makers.

There will be a bonfire and the music will be flowing until sunset. This is a donation event and a great way to make some noise for nature parks.

For information, call 518-3047.
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Rainwater workshop
ST. PETERSBURG – Educators from University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Extension Pinellas County will host an informative workshop on Rainwater Harvesting Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.

During this 60-minute program, participants will learn the basics of how to conserve water in their landscape and how to build and care for a rain barrel. Participants will also learn how the collected water may be used for plant beds, potted plants and special plant collections.

Completed rain barrels may be purchased for $35 in advance of the event. If the rain barrel will be transported in a vehicle, it is recommended that participants bring something to cover the seats to protect them from possible soil or moisture.

This free program is intended for an adult audience. Advance registration is requested.

Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
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Sandings Ovations
TREASURE ISLAND – The sixth annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival is Nov. 20-23 on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort.

The top four sculptures and a people’s choice sculpture will be awarded $12,000 in cash prizes. Admission is free.

The exhibition of sand sculpting talent at the world-class level is the big appeal. The event also includes a beach food court, an arts and crafts marketplace and three days of live music.
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