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LARGO - Gateway North, the first luxury apartment community built in Largo in about 20 years, celebrated its grand opening Dec. 10.

Residents began moving into the three-story, 342-unit development at 2681 Roosevelt Blvd. last month. The complex includes a lake with a walking trail, a resort-style clubhouse with a water-scaped pool, cabanas, a fitness center, a business center and outdoor grilling and entertainment areas.

It’s a project that has been a long time in coming, explained Anthony Everett, Central Florida director of the Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, during his comments Dec. 10.
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LARGO - A teenage girl came home Dec. 18 to find her parents deceased from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, according to Largo police.

At 2:33 p.m., police received a call about the incident from a utilities worker, whom the girl flagged down after the discovery. Police responded to a residence on Thoroughbred Loop, where they found a male and female dead.

Police later identified the dead as Rochelle Tatrai, 46, and Sean Ray, 46.
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Monday, December 17
LARGO - With the Largo Commission still locked in a 3-3 vote Dec. 16, Carey Blaxberg will be able to build a boat dock off the narrow strip of land that is his only waterfront access.

That is until the case is appealed in a higher court, as Largo officials predicted would be the next step in the drawn-out controversy over the proposed dock at 1655 St. Paul’s Drive.

“I think, one way or another, this is going to land in the Circuit Court,” said Commissioner Curtis Holmes, before the commission tried two more votes to break the tie. “I think at this time it’s almost a moot point.”
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LARGO - The streets of downtown Largo will close for the return of a growing tradition: “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade” this Saturday, Dec. 20, starting at 10 a.m.

“It’s just what you would expect from an old-fashioned Christmas parade,” said Mayor Woody Brown, who also was one of the West Bay Drive business representatives organizing the event this year.

So far, about 27 Largo organizations, businesses and city officials will marching in the parade - representing as many as 300 participants. And the list keeps on growing, Brown said.
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LARGO - A little over a year ago, Rocco Antonelli of Largo began to sell two soups at the Hyde Park Village Fresh Market: a pumpkin apple bisque and his now consistent best-seller, Thai chicken soup.

That day - Oct. 6, 2013 - marked Island Breeze Soups first farmer’s market as a new business. Antonelli’s soups, salads and “bites” have exploded in popularity in just over a year, enough to be named Largo’s favorite restaurant in the inaugural “Best of Largo” contest last month.
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LARGO - The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanians delivered clothing and toiletry items, purchased by the club and by individual members, to Bay Pines VA Center Dec. 11.

These items will be wrapped by VA volunteers and be given to in-patient veterans as Christmas presents.

There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer and help the veterans who served to protect our liberty and freedom, from bringing cards or gifts, reading to patients or even cooking meals for them at the state-of-the-art kitchen in their community room. To find out how you can help, contact Kelley Anderson at the volunteer office at 398-6661, ext. 12641 or kelley.anderson2@va.gov. The volunteer office is located on the ground floor in Bldg. 2 at the Bill Young VA Medical Center.
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LARGO - The Largo Public Library, at 120 Central Park Drive, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by expanding its online digitization project.

The library is seeking memorabilia to display and vintage photos of the people and places around Largo to scan and preserve in the Pinellas Memory. Items from any decade are welcome. Requested items include photographs, letters, postcards, advertising memorabilia, fliers, pamphlets, posters and event memorabilia.

Items may be donated to the library collection or loaned to the library to be returned after they are scanned.
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LARGO - A Goodwill attended donation center opened Dec. 3 at Indian Rocks Center, 12018 Indian Rocks Road, in Largo.

This storefront donation center, next to Publix, replaces the popular Goodwill donation trailer that was formerly in the shopping center parking lot.

Attendants will gratefully accept donations 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Goodwill welcomes donations of clothing, jewelry, housewares, books, toys, and small electronics. Donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
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Wednesday, December 12
LARGO - Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accidental shooting at a residence on Topaz Lane in Largo just before midnight Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s report, Tony Roe, 23, of Largo; Dylan Harvey, 19, a transient; and Brianna Harris, 22, of Largo were inside the residence at the time of the shooting. Roe and Harvey were playing with a loaded revolver by rolling the chamber then taking turns pointing the gun at each other. At one point, Harvey pointed the gun at Roe and the gun discharged.

Roe was shot in the chest and was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
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Tuesday, December 11
LARGO - Largo police are investigating an allegation that an adult chased a 10-year-old student as she was riding her bicycle to school about 7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8.

Police received a call about the incident about 4:55 p.m. According to the police report, the “allegation” is that as the student came to the intersection of 10th Avenue Northwest and Clearwater-Largo Road, a dirty red pickup truck with large tired pulled up in front of her at the intersection, causing her to stop.

A thin white male, about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, age 20 to 30, wearing a baseball cap and brown or green jacket got out of the truck and approached the student. As he drew near, she got off her bicycle and swung her backpack at the man before running away. The man did not say anything, but allegedly reached toward the girl, but never made contact.
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• Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
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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Christmas parade
LARGO – Downtown Largo’s fourth annual holiday celebration, “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade,” is Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.

The Greater Largo Merchants Association is hosting the event this year. The parade will end on First Avenue Southwest. The festivities will continue with food from food trucks, hosted by Generation Food Truck.

To participate in this event, contact Commissioner Jamie Robinson at jarobins@largo.com or at 692-1240.
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Clearwater Ostomy Support Group meeting
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Ostomy Support Group Chapter 4 meets third Saturdays, 1:30 p.m., at the Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Building, 455 Pinellas St., Suite 100, Clearwater.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other ostomates, discuss problems or talk about experiences they have encountered with their ostomate. Meetings alternate between speakers and roundtables. Tables are set up according to one’s particular ostomate and the information from one person to another is invaluable.

The group will next meet on Saturday, Jan. 17. There is no cost for meetings.

For information, call Terri at 726-7336.
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Holiday Lights in the Gardens
LARGO – The 14th annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens event will be run Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Parking is available at either 12520 Ulmerton Road or 12211 Walsingham Road.

The gardens are magically transformed into a star-studded venue of more than 750,000 twinkly LED lights daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

A stroll through the shining gardens has become a tradition for visitors from both near and far as they are wowed by colorful lasers, animated figures and entertainers at this festive celebration of the holiday season.

A donation of $4 is requested for visitors 13 and older. Children 12 and younger are free. For information, call 582-2147 or visit www.flbg.org.
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Socrates Cafés
CLEARWATER – The East Library, 2251 Drew St., is hosting a monthly Socrates Café, which are free forums that are open to the public. Attendees will get a brain workout, which research has shown is as important as exercise is for the body.  

The Cafés are set for Saturdays, Feb. 8, March 15, April 19, May 10, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, 2 to 4 p.m.  

Participants choose a philosophical topic and then use Socratic dialogue – a question and answer debate technique developed by the Greek philosopher – to examine the topic. There are no prerequisites or additional preparation required.  

Socrates Cafés came into being through writer-philosopher Christopher Phillips who said that people learn more by asking questions in social groups. In his book, “Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy,” he advocates using the Socratic method of philosophical dialogue in open-invitation forums to understand truth.
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Tarpon Springs Market
TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Market opens Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and continues Saturdays through June 27, 2015, rain or shine.

Due to a scheduling conflict with both the primary and alternate locations, the market will be closed on Nov. 22.

The market will feature ethnic food, imports, crafts and a variety of entertainment. Fresh locally grown organic produce and locally caught seafood also will be offered when in season and available. Parking and admission are free.

The primary location is in the downtown shopping district of Tarpon Springs at the corner of Pinellas Avenue (Alt. U.S. 19) and Tarpon Avenue. The alternate location is Craig Park at South Spring Boulevard and Pineapple Street for those weekends with other events scheduled in the Mother Meres lot.  

Visit www.tarponspringsmarket.com.
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• Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
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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Farmer’s market
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Farmer’s Market will take place on the first and third Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pop Stansell Park, 797 Florida Ave.

The market will run from November through April.

Featured items will include natural and organic fruits, vegetables, soaps, foods and much more, including a variety of locally produced foods.

Vendor spaces are limited, and can be applied for at www.csapalmharbor.org /market.

CSA Palm Harbor is a part of the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, the entity providing leisure services to the unincorporated residents of Palm Harbor, East Lake, Ozona and Crystal Beach.
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Holiday Lights in the Gardens
LARGO – The 14th annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens event will be run Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Parking is available at either 12520 Ulmerton Road or 12211 Walsingham Road.

The gardens are magically transformed into a star-studded venue of more than 750,000 twinkly LED lights daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

A stroll through the shining gardens has become a tradition for visitors from both near and far as they are wowed by colorful lasers, animated figures and entertainers at this festive celebration of the holiday season.

A donation of $4 is requested for visitors 13 and older. Children 12 and younger are free. For information, call 582-2147 or visit www.flbg.org.
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• Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Holiday Lights in the Gardens
LARGO – The 14th annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens event will be run Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Parking is available at either 12520 Ulmerton Road or 12211 Walsingham Road.

The gardens are magically transformed into a star-studded venue of more than 750,000 twinkly LED lights daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

A stroll through the shining gardens has become a tradition for visitors from both near and far as they are wowed by colorful lasers, animated figures and entertainers at this festive celebration of the holiday season.

A donation of $4 is requested for visitors 13 and older. Children 12 and younger are free. For information, call 582-2147 or visit www.flbg.org.
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