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PALM HARBOR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives need help from the public to identify a man wanted in connection with the Friday afternoon robbery of a bank in Palm Harbor.

According to the sheriff’s report, robbery occurred about 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Cadence Bank, 36301 U.S. 19 N. in Palm Harbor

Detectives said the suspect entered the bank, walked towards a teller, pointed a gun and demanded cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot, heading south through the shopping plaza, with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches in height with a stocky build. He had a dark mustache and was wearing a black wig (possibly a mullet). He was last seen wearing a white Tampa Bay Lightning hat, a long sleeved white shirt (possibly fisherman's style) with a red T-shirt underneath, gray sweatpants, white socks, white sneakers and dark sunglasses.
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PALM HARBOR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted robbery in Palm Harbor.

According to the sheriff’s report, the attempted robbery occurred Nov. 15 just after 9 p.m. at the 7-eleven.



The attempted robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven at 38593 U.S. 19 N. in Palm Harbor.
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Wednesday, December 17
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PALM HARBOR - A Palm Harbor man was arrested at his home in Palm Harbor Dec. 16 on three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of three females under the age of 12.

According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Donald Keith Emerson, 55, is accused of touching the victims inappropriately. Deputies said two of the victims are currently under the age of 12. The third victim was under the age of 12 when Emerson allegedly molested her several years ago. All the incidents occurred at a private residence in Palm Harbor.
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Thursday, December 11
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PALM HARBOR - The community will have an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit Saturday, Dec. 13 when the 32nd annual Palm Harbor Community Holiday Parade rolls down Nebraska Avenue.

Following the parade, the inaugural Holiday in the Harbor celebration will take place from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave. Admission is free.

More than 40 units are expected for the parade, which gets underway at 3 p.m. at the intersection of Westlake Boulevard and Nebraska. From there, the route goes west to Omaha Street and two blocks south on Omaha to Georgia Avenue, before ending at Georgia Avenue and 11th Street in downtown Palm Harbor.
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PALM HARBOR - The committee assigned to choose the first director of East Lake Recreation has selected Mark Sanders, an athletic director for a high school in Minneapolis, for the job.

The Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, which oversees the East Lake Recreation, approved the selection during a Nov. 19 meeting. The committee currently is in negotiations with Sanders, and hopes to have the deal finalized by the agency’s next meeting on Dec. 17.

“He was far and away the best candidate,” said PHCSA board member Tom McKone, who acted as chair of the three-person selection committee. “He’s got vast experience and certifications.”
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Monday, December 8
PALM HARBOR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Palm Harbor woman Monday morning after she reportedly shot her husband during a domestic-related incident.

Marianne Albergo, 50, was arrested for attempted murder. Her husband, Robert Albergo, 62, was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies responded to the home on Cobblestone Drive in Palm Harbor about 11:40 a.m. Dec. 8, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.
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Wednesday, November 19
PALM HARBOR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:52 p.m. Nov. 18 in the area of U.S. 19 North just south of Tampa Road in Palm Harbor.

According to investigators with the Major Accident Investigation Team, Deputy Stephen West was traveling northbound in the median lane of U.S. 19 North when he struck a 2011 Nissan Maxima, which was stopped in traffic, from behind. The impact caused the Nissan to move to the right, causing the deputy’s vehicle to strike the rear of a 2014 Chevy van.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as 63-year-old Karen Bail, 63, of Clearwater was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. West and the driver of the Chevy, identified as 23-year-old Sean O’Connor, 23, of St. Petersburg transported themselves to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
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Tuesday, November 18
OLDSMAR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public's help to identify a male suspect wanted in connection with the Nov. 18 robbery of Suntrust Bank, 3500 Tampa Road in Oldsmar.

According to detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit, the suspect entered the bank about 2:40 p.m. and demanded cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The male suspect is described as being possibly Hispanic. He is approximately 5 foot 6 inches in height. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight around his head.
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Thursday, November 13
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OZONA - When Tony Marino and his wife Jayne drove past Pat’s Landing on Shore Drive back in 1999, Tony knew immediately he wanted it.

After a number of years in the corporate world with Time Warner Cable, Marino was looking for a place to store his boat but the allure of Pat’s Landing was too much to ignore. A few months later, he and his wife purchased the marina and renamed it Marino’s Marina.
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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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Speak Easy Toastmasters Club meeting
PINELLAS PARK – The Speak Easy Toastmasters Club meets Mondays at 6 p.m. at Lin’s K Hibachi Buffet, 7610 49th St. N.   Guests are welcome.  

The Toastmasters program helps members become better speakers for their jobs, presentations and meetings.   Call Jim Martin at 536-3392 or email jmartin2040@tampabay.rr.com.
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• Tuesday, Dec. 23, 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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Kiwanis Breakfast Club meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. 

On the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the group features speakers from different organizations. 

Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 319-8343 for more information.
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MLK Neighborhood Center Coalition planning sessions
CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalition hosts weekly planning sessions every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1201 Douglas Ave. It also hosts a neighborhood community market each fourth Saturday, with the June market set for the 28th.  

The Community Outreach Team invites people to join them in making phone calls or writing letters to the residents in the neighborhood surrounding the center to inspire neighbors with the progress that is being made.

To help, contact Karena Morrison at 518-4659.
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Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting
SEMINOLE – Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.

This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and other leaders, or those aspiring to learn vital leadership and communication skills.

Contact Dennis Hamel at 374-2612 or visit seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.
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• Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
City Power Toastmasters Club meeting
ST. PETERSBURG – The City Power Toastmasters Club, a nonprofit communication and leadership club, meets Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Municipal Services Building, One Fourth St. N., Sixth Floor, Room 600.  

The club teaches self-confidence and skills to help listen, think, speak and gain leadership qualities. Participants gain poise, positive body language and speak more easily.  

Guests are welcome to visit for free with no pressure to join.  

For more details, call 893-7918.
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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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Madeira Beach Morning Market
MADEIRA BEACH – The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Morning Market will be open for last-minute Christmas shopping on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with more than 70 vendors scheduled to be in attendance. The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Morning Market is open year-round each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and the Tom Stuart Causeway.  The market is free of charge and family friendly. Leashed pets are welcome.

For information, visit www.TheBeachMarkets.com.
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• Thursday, Dec. 25, 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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