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PALM HARBOR - During the cloudy morning of May 23, the members of local government and the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue attended the dedication for Fire Boat 68 and Home Port Marina.

The 32-foot fire boat was acquired through grant funding, supported by Rep. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater.

Latvala was not at the ceremony, but out of town attending his mother's funeral. His son, Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater, filled in.
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PALM HARBOR - Dennis Olsen, 86, died Friday, June 2, 2017, following a brief illness at Suncoast Hospice in Palm Harbor, Florida.

He was born February 24, 1931 in Duluth, Minnesota, son of Stanley and Amy (Dahl) Olsen.

Dennis served in the Navy during the Korean War and retired in 1973 after 25 years.
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Monday, May 15
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EAST LAKE - On Saturday, May 3, East Lake library hosted an unveiling event celebrating the new children’s community garden.

During the event, the community room set up with children’s activities and games, and kids were given the opportunity to help paint a banner, celebrating the new space.

“Commission Eggers was kind enough to be here to represent the county,” said Library Director Lois Eannel. “And we did a butterfly release. It was phenomenal.”
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There’s an old saying that goes, “In order to make an omelette, you’ve got to crack a few eggs.” The adage could easily apply to the proposed development of downtown Oldsmar.

Following nearly a decade of being thwarted in their attempts, city officials recently approved a design concept that could change the face of the downtown district by adding a $50 million mixed-use development featuring hotel, restaurant, residential, office, parking and greenspace to the area surrounding City Hall on State Street.
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OLDSMAR - The Oldsmar City Council held two meetings in May, on May 2 and 16. The board meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, at 7 p.m. at 101 State Street W. The highlights from the May meetings are as follows:

- The Council agreed on May 2 to allow the city manager to enter negotiations on a contract with a consulting firm to develop a citywide Multi-Modal Transportation Master Plan. According to City Manager Bruce Haddock, the goal of the plan is to better manage economic development, growth and livability by improving connectivity around the city for all types of transportation, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users.

After Haddock noted the city had set aside $50,000 in the budget for the consultant work, Council Member Jerry Beverland expressed opposition to the motion to move forward. “I think this is a total waste of money. Total waste of money,” Beverland said. “Because we’re not going to accomplish anything about transportation that’s just here in the city of Oldsmar.”
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OLDSMAR - For the eighth time, national nonprofit KaBOOM! is honoring the city of Oldsmar with a 2017 Playful City USA designation. 

Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

The 2017 Playful City USA recognition includes 258 communities that make it as easy as possible for kids to play. In total, these communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging play spaces that serve more than 4 million kids.
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PALM HARBOR - Early in June, the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce hired Skip Alford as their new CEO.

Alford is coming to Palm Harbor from the South Dade Chamber of Commerce in Homestead.

Currently, the Palm Harbor Chamber is not prepared to comment on their new hire.

“He is arriving this week and as soon as he gets settled he will be reaching out,” said Chamber Chairman of the Board, Cary McCord in an email on June 6.

Alford is filling the spot left vacant by former CEO Connie Davis, who officially left the position on Oct. 26.
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PALM HARBOR - “Music with Mar,” educator and founder Maryann Harman, has made a name for herself in Palm Harbor, and after years of work, China and South Korea are looking to adapt her program.

The “Music with Mar” company is geared towards young children ages 8 months old until school age, using music to prepare them for a successful future, and keeping parents involved.

“It’s an interactive music and movement program to best prepare the child for life,” Harman said. Lessons deal in cognitive behavior, language, social interaction, emotional learning and physical activity. “Creating competent and capable children.”
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PALM HARBOR - On Memorial Day, the team at Stilt House Brewery hosted a charity event supporting a Pinellas County family after an accident.

Greg Mandilk was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash this year.

“He’s a contractor and rides a motorcycle to work,” said Stilt House owner Peggy Dakoff. “He was seriously injured.”

As the sole breadwinner in the family of five, they were left in dire straits.

Then the community stepped in.

“We know a catering company, LP Catering,” Dakoff said. “They were interested in doing some kind of event.” Each company would donate a portion of their proceeds to the family. With that, Stilt House was on board. The catering company provided the food, while Stilt House provided the space and, of course, the beer.
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EAST LAKE - Claudia Faiola, public education officer for East Lake Fire Rescue in Pinellas County, has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association to receive a Star Scholarship Award for her dedication to effectively reaching the public with fire safety education. As an award recipient, Faiola will attend NFPA’s Conference & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts, June 4-7, where she will participate in training sessions, conference events and a networking reception. NFPA’s Conference & Expo serves as the premier annual event for fire, electrical, and building safety.
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PALM HARBOR - Palm Harbor Dance Studio, at 32828 U.S. 19 N. in Palm Harbor, is now under new ownership.

The dance studio has been undergoing some major changes. The studio celebrated the changes with an open house on June 2.

“Palm Harbor Dance Studio is really focusing on bringing the community together by sharing our love and passion for dance. Dance is a great way to meet new people as well as relieve stress,” said Gina Kaiser, co-owner, in a press release. “We now offer dance lessons for all community members - young, old, single, married, beginners and experts. No matter what is holding you back we will be able to work with you and make you feel like you’ve been dancing for years.”
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Thursday, May 11
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OLDSMAR - Oldsmar City Council member Eric Seidel recently addressed what many had suspected and few could deny: the Tampa Bays Rays are most likely never moving to town, and he believes it’s time for city officials to accept it as fact and move on.

Seidel’s comments on the hot button subject came during the April 18 council meeting. And, as is typically the case with the no-nonsense lawmaker, he didn’t pull any punches in voicing his opinion on the city’s proposal to build a mixed-use development, featuring a 30,000-seat baseball stadium along with restaurant, retail and office space plus other amenities, on 120 acres of land across from Tampa Bay Downs on Race Track Road.
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EAST LAKE - East Lake Fire Rescue is pleased to announce the addition of two new firefighters: Jacob Dixon and Roberto Hernandez.

The two new hires joined our team on April 3, 2017.

Jacob Dixon was a marine mechanic for nine years. He was a volunteer firefighter/EMT for Punta Gorda Fire Rescue for one year. He obtained his firefighter and EMT certification at Englewood Fire Academy in 2014. East Lake Fire Rescue would like to welcome him and his wife Emily to the department.
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PALM HARBOR - Sutherland Masonic Lodge presented two Sunstar Paramedics with its annual Paramedic and EMT of the Year Awards in April.

EMT and Field Training Officer Barry Caps received the EMT of the Year Award for his dedication to mentoring and training new employees at Sunstar over the past three years and teaching CPR and internal safety education courses.

Chuck Walker was honored with the Paramedic of the Year Award for his commitment to excellent patient care, clinical care and quality assurance during his seven-year career with Sunstar.
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PALM HARBOR - Two Palm Harbor businesswomen went out in the community to celebrate Pay it Forward Day on the official holiday April 28.

Pay it Forward Day is a global holiday celebrated in over 80 countries, with over 100 state and city proclamations according to Pay it Forward’s official website. The concept came from the book “Pay it Forward,” by Catherine Ryan Hyde and the international day was founded by Blake Beattle in 2007.

The day encourages people to embrace giving and share with each other.
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PALM HARBOR - Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, recently announced it would soon finish construction on a new location in Palm Harbor.

This will be the fourth store to open in Florida following the opening of a South Tampa store in May. The 33,000-square-foot store will be at 33650 U.S. 19 N. and will open on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 a.m. Details about the grand opening celebration will be announced at a later date.

The Palm Harbor store is bringing more than 100 full- and part-time career opportunities to the area. Sprouts’ “Healthy Living for Less” approach to grocery shopping means potential team members should share a passion for healthy eating and the fresh, natural and organic products offered throughout the store.
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