Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News
  
 Search
  9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Palm Harbor Beacon
[Image]
PALM HARBOR - Palm Harbor Community Services Agency board members were unhappy with the results - or rather the lack of feedback - from an annual audit reported to the board March 19.

The agency, commonly referred to as PHCSA, switched to a new auditing company this year, after its longtime auditor retired. In the report delivered to the board members Jan. 14, representatives from DKM certified public accountants stated that financial statements of the agency “present fairly” the financial position of the agency.

The problem was, when board members questioned the details of the report, the accountants did report problems they saw with the financial report. The agency should go to accrual-based accounting, rather than cash basis and the three entities the board oversaw should keep an asset schedule to track the depreciated value of their assets over time, to determine when items should be replaced and if necessary replacements can be categorized as a gain or loss.

Why then, the board members asked, were those problems not included in the report?
 ... Read More 
[Image]
PALM HARBOR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Clearwater man April 18 wanted in connection with an April 8 robbery that occurred in front of the Trust Pharmacy, 36515 U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor.

Anthony James Henderson, 37, was charged with one count of strong arm robbery and one count of failure to appear petit theft. Bond was set at $10,515.

According to the sheriff’s report, detectives arrested Henderson at his home in Clearwater on Friday. During an interview with detectives, Henderson “admitted to the allegations,” the report said.
 ... Read More 
Friday, April 11
PALM HARBOR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a man wanted in connection with an April 11 robbery of a Palm Harbor pharmacy.

According to the sheriff’s report, the armed robbery occurred about 9:23 a.m. at St. Marks Pharmacy, 4954 Ridgemoor Blvd.

A man wearing a camouflage colored hat, jacket and pants entered the pharmacy through the front door. He had a handgun when he ordered two employees to drop to the ground. Detectives said a female employee walked past the suspect and out the door. When she began to scream for help, the suspect exited through the front door and fled on foot. Employees said the man’s face was completely covered.
 ... Read More 
Thursday, April 10
PALM HARBOR - Board members of the Palm Harbor Community Service Agency, or PHCSA, expressed a newfound confidence in their relationship with Pinellas County March 19 - enough to request renegotiated contracts for the buildings they lease from the overseeing government.

“I think the climate at the county has changed, I do. That’s my instinct,” said Erica Lynford, director Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation, one of the three entities the agency oversees.

Lynford had a long meeting with Mark Woodard, county administrator chief of staff. From that, she shared a number of positive signs that county representatives are receptive to changes in how the PHCSA board operates, changes that that agency has asked for before, to no avail.

“We’ve gone there so many times asking for reasonable things and we’ve been turned down,” said PHCSA attorney Andy Salzman, warning the board members to be realistic about their expectations.
 ... Read More 
PALM HARBOR - The Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce plans a community-wide town hall meeting Monday, April 21, 6 p.m., at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.

Residents of Palm Harbor, East Lake, Ozona and Crystal Beach are invited to share ideas, concerns and questions regarding the community.

Members of the chamber will collect the information, send questions or comments to the agency or person appropriate to the concern. Answers will be posted on the chamber’s website.

For more information, call 784-4287.
 ... Read More 
Pinellas County
[Image]
CLEARWATER - In 2013, Pinellas County Commissioners approved a request from East Lake residents for an ad valorem tax to help fund its library. Now the East Lake Youth Sports Association is asking for the same.

ELYSA president Rick Watson and vice president Rob Posavec made an appeal to Pinellas County Commissioners April 1 for a 0.25 mil tax to fund youth sport facilities currently operated by ELYSA. They envision “falling under the umbrella” of the Palm Harbor Community Services agency much the same as East Lake Community Library did after it received a 0.25 mil levy.
 ... Read More 
More Pinellas County news, click here
Friday, April 4
[Image]
PALM HARBOR - Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for help to identify three people wanted in connection with the theft of multiple items from a Walmart store in Palm Harbor.

The theft occurred about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, from the store located at 35404 U.S. 19 North.



Surveillance video shows three suspects arriving at the store in a red pickup truck. Two suspects, a male and female, are shown exiting the truck on the passenger side and then entering the store. The driver then moves the truck to another parking spot.
 ... Read More 
Wednesday, March 26
•  Storage facility fire under investigation
View more archives?
Send news to editor Bob McClure
E-mail news to bmcclure@tbnweekly.com.
It's easy for our readers to submit their news using our online forms.
Select a form: 
TBN e-Edition
More Local News
Pinellas County
•  Pinellas parts ways with its administrator
•  Michigan man drowns during triathlon
  MORE >>
Belleair Bee
•  Fire station foes get city’s attention
•  Belleair OKs new zoning designation
  MORE >>
Beach Beacon
•  Park Boulevard Bridge repairs delayed
•  Consultant plans design workshops
  MORE >>
Clearwater Beacon
•  Clearwater reviews rules and policies
•  City warns of water testing companies
  MORE >>
Dunedin Beacon
•  Nearly 5,000 attend Highland Games
•  Dunedin firefighters report sinkhole
  MORE >>
Largo Leader
•  Largo girl granted special wish
•  Man arrested for sexual battery on child
  MORE >>
Pinellas Park Beacon
•  Pinellas Park Orchestra marks 50 years
•  Motorcyclist dies in April 9 crash
  MORE >>
Seminole Beacon
•  State of the city - CPA says Seminole in good financial shape
•  Local teen achieves Eagle Scout rank
  MORE >>
  Entertainment Calendar
  Live Music Calendar
  Community Calendar
Community Calender
• Sunday, April 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.
 ... Read More 
Art show and fresh market
ST. PETE BEACH – The Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., hosts a juried art show and fresh market each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Call 367-3818 for details.
 ... Read More 
Corey Fresh Market
ST. PETE BEACH - Corey Fresh Market every Sunday October through May, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the 300 block of Corey Avenue in  St. Pete Beach. Corey Fresh Market hosts an average of 50 local vendors, offering roduce, flowers/plants, arts/crafts, specialty foods, live music, special appearances. Free admission and parking. Visit www.coreyave.com or call 727-498-8778.
 ... Read More 
Purple Haze 420 outdoor party
MADEIRA BEACH – Purple Haze Tobacco and Accessories plans a 420 customer appreciation party Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at its Madeira Beach store at 15026 Madeira Way.  

The outdoor event features live music all day long by the Chocolate Mushroom Gravy Band and Jahfari. Admission and parking is free.  

All ages are welcome. There will also be food and drinks and a glass-blowing exhibition.  

For more information, call 400-5276.
 ... Read More 
• Monday, April 21, 2014
Republican Club of Greater Largo meeting
LARGO – Barb Haselden spokesman for No Tax For Tracks will be the guest speaker at the Republican Club of Greater Largo’s monthly meeting Monday, April 21, 6 p.m., in the banquet room of Alfano’s Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road.  

No Tax For Tracks is a group of Pinellas County residents who oppose the Greenlight Pinellas sales tax increase referendum. Among the issues to be discussed will be a call for an investigation by Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, into whether a Pinellas County transit agency broke the law by using taxpayer dollars to promote the Greenlight Pinellas mass transit plan.  

Reservations are suggested by calling 593-1700.

For more about the Republican Club of Greater Largo, visit www.largorepublicans.com.
 ... Read More 
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.
 ... Read More 
SPIRIT FM, Chick-fil-A blood drive
SPIRIT FM 90.5 and Chick-fil-A have teamed up save lives by sponsoring the Grill & Chill blood drive, set for Monday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at select freestanding Tampa Bay area Chick-fil-A restaurants.  

All lifesaving donors will receive a coupon for their choice of a free Chick-fil-A grilled chicken sandwich or eight-count grilled chicken nuggets, plus a free three-count Chick-n-Mini’s coupon.

In addition, donors will receive two vouchers each for a free movie ticket, a Grill & Chill oven mitt as well as a wellness check-up or blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening.  

Participating area Chick-fil-A restaurants include Pinellas Park, 111 Park Blvd.; Oldsmar, 3740 Tampa Road; St. Pete Beach, 4623 Gulf Blvd.; St. Petersburg, 2471 Tyrone Blvd.; Clearwater, 2516 Gulf to Bay Blvd. and Largo, 10075 Ulmerton Road.  

Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For information, visit www.oneblood.org or call 800-682-5663.
 ... Read More 
• Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Community Chorus meeting
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Community Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road, Palm Harbor. No auditions are necessary. For more information, call Anita at 939-2952.
 ... Read More 
Florida native trees
ST. PETERSBURG – The Garden Club of St. Petersburg presents Florida native trees Tuesday, April 22, 1 p.m., at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. Presented by the Jungle and Green Fingers

Circles of the club, the program will feature guest speaker Tim Murray, an ISA Certified Arborist from Murray Tree Service. Murray will discuss Florida native trees and explain how to recognize and treat tree diseases.

For information, call 381-8920 or visit www.gardenclubstpetersburg.org.
 ... Read More 
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.
 ... Read More 
NuSmile
Featured Print Advertisers
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
Seminole
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
:)
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
:)
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
Largo
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
:)
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
Largo
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
:)
Custom Couture of Clearwater
(727) 735-8407
By appointment please.

Web site        View Ad
:)
Flooring America of Seminole
9012 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole
(727) 397-5509

Web site        View Ad
:)
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
webmaster@tbnweekly.com
:)
Online Services Directory
MEDICAL DIRECTORY   ONLINE DINING GUIDE
MEDICAL DIRECTORY ONLINE DINING GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
TBN 27/7
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News