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PINELLAS PARK - The city of Pinellas Park has always offered a multitude of events for the area’s children, but there wasn’t much on the calendar that was of interest to those 12 and older, said Keith Sabiel Jr., recreation director.

“They kind of aged out at that point,” he said. “We don’t have much on a recreation level for these kids.”

So this spring the Recreation Department’s staff decided to reach out to older children in the city by expanding its programming. Targeting teenagers aged 13 to 17, the Teen Center at Youth Park, 4000 66th Ave., opened June 17.
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PINELLAS PARK - The city of Pinellas Park has hired Lana Beck to replace longtime government relations administrator Tim Caddell, who retired last month.

Prior to joining city staff, she was the director of communications and special projects for Drug Free America Foundation. She worked for DFAF, a national and international policy and prevention non-profit organization, for more than 13 years.

Caddell worked for the city for 15 years, joining the city as public events director in 2001. He was later given the title of public information officer, as well, and lobbying to state lawmakers on behalf of the city was eventually added to his list of duties. This is when his title was changed to government relations administrator.
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Car dealership flag pole approved
PINELLAS PARK - The City Council approved a conditional use request by a Maserati and Alfa Romeo new car dealership, 3033 Gandy Blvd., to install a 100-foot-tall flag pole on its property. The council discussed the request at its June 23 meeting.

The height limit for a flag pole in the area where the dealership is located, which is a B-1 general commercial zoning district, is 50 feet.

The Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the request at its June 2 meeting and recommended approval by the council.
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PINELLAS PARK - The first time Barbara and Bill Bornemann saw their adopted daughter, Jeannie, she was six days old and being wheeled into heart surgery.

“She had nine IVs in her. She had them everywhere,” Barbara said.

At the time, the couple didn’t know the extent of Jeannie’s health issues. They just knew she was born with pulmonary valve stenosis and needed immediate surgery.

“We didn’t know all her problems then and it didn’t matter, god made her perfect anyway,” Barbara said.
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PINELLAS PARK - On July 10, 1966, the charter for a new Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, Post 4364, became official.

Fifty years later, the post, located at 5773 62nd St. N., remains a pillar in the local veterans community, connecting and offering support to veterans from Pinellas Park and beyond.

The organization is celebrating this 50-year milestone with a dinner Sunday, July 10, 5:30 p.m., at the post.
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Thursday, June 2
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PINELLAS PARK - Lifetime Television recently came to the city to enhance the life of a local veteran.

Lance Corporal Devin Kyle was shot in the thigh by an enemy sniper while serving in Afghanistan nearly three years ago. He was working alongside the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Uniformed Police at the time. He underwent five surgeries following the attack and has since earned the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the National Defense Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and more.
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PINELLAS PARK - The city of Pinellas Park launched its redesigned website May 23. The new look is “much friendlier” for users, said Pam Roberts, public programming coordinator, who designed the site.

“It’s much brighter, easier and friendlier,” she said. “Everything is much easier to find. We changed the whole look of it.”

In addition to making it easier to access information about specific departments, she also added images from the cities many parks and other notable locations.
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Community Calender
• Saturday, July 23, 2016
Book sale
LARGO – 321 Books, an online retailer, will hold a book sale Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. The public may purchase $30 VIP passes for one-hour pre-sale access each day. Otherwise, admission is $3 or free with the donation of three non-fiction books. Kids age 18 and younger are free.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit local literacy and school programs.

“We plan to have over 100,000 books to choose from at our inaugural sale this July,” said Tim Russell, director of 321 Books. “We are bringing thousands of mostly hardcover, non-fiction books. There also will be a large selection of fiction and classic books. In addition to books, there will be thousands of DVDs, CDs, albums and software to choose from. There will be over $1 million in retail to choose from. All of it will be $1. There is no limit of what you can purchase.”

For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com /e /321-books-1st-of-many-book-sale-tickets-24891215295.
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Introduction to Beekeeping
LARGO – An Introduction to Beekeeping will be presented Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. to noon, at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

In the second part of this program, attendees will be introduced to the basics of honeybees and their biology and the guiding principles of beekeeping.

The program is free but advance registration is required. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com and search keyword “beekeeping.”
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Barley Mow anniversary celebration
LARGO – Barley Mow Brewing Co. will celebrate its fourth anniversary Saturday, July 23, and it will be the last time it will be hosting the event at its current location at 518 West Bay Drive. By next year, owners Jay and Colleen Dingman will be moving to a new location.

The party will run from noon until 10 p.m., and there will be more than 50 different types of Barley Mow brew pouring all day long, ranging from its Barrel Aged Unkindness Black Ale to its Calliope Tart Cherry – Lemon Shandy.

This event is family and dog friendly and also will include live music from local artists, including Impulse, The Trigger City Trio and the All Brewer Band The Fermenters. Food from Out of the Pot Mobile Eatery, Charlie Tulum’s Dos Tacos food truck and Lolo Ono Hawaiian Shaved Ice also will be available. Special guests will include Hopcloth, the Pinellas Shriners and the Pinellas Chocolate Co.

 
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Bugs and Butterflies of Brooker Creek Preserve
TARPON SPRINGS - UF/IFAS Extension: Bugs and Butterflies of Brooker Creek Preserve, Saturday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit the Environmental Education Center for a class introducing families to the wonderful world of bugs and butterflies found at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.
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Misa en Español
SEMINOLE – St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Church recently added a Misa en Español every Saturday at 6 p.m.  Other Masses are presented Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. (in English); and Sunday, 7 p.m. (in Portuguese). Daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., preceded by the Rosary.

The Rev. Gerald Hendry is the Pastor. St. Justin, Martyr is at 10851 Ridge Road in Seminole. For information, call 397-3312 or visit stjustinmartyr.net.
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Nar-Anon meeting
OLDSMAR – A Nar-Anon group meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., at United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, is a worldwide fellowship that offers help by sharing experience, strength and hope. The group is designed for those affected by someone’s addiction.

For additional information, visit naranonfl.org or call 1-888-947-8885.
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Our Wildest Place hike
TARPON SPRINGS – A wildlife hike will be offered Saturday, July 23, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

Attendees will join an experienced naturalist for a free hike along boardwalks and natural trails at Brooker Creek Preserve. Binoculars and cameras are recommended.

Advance registration is required. To register, visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.

For information, call 727-453-6800.
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Republican Club translation services
CLEARWATER – The Hispanic Republican Club of Pinellas County offers translation services, citizenship classes and other assistance on Saturdays at its office at 1167 Woodlawn St. The office is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All services are free of charge.

Other services include notary public, legal consultation, English as a second language classes and voter registration. For information, go by the office, call Chely Hernandez-Miller at 434-4008 or email hrcpc08@aol.com.
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Spanish-language services
CLEARWATER – The outreach office of the Pinellas County Hispanic Republican Club, 1161 Woodlawn St., is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide services to people for whom Spanish is their primary language.

All services are free.

Assistance is available for Translations, Notary public, Legal consultation, English as a second language classes, Citizenship classes and Voter registration.

Visit or call for an appointment, 286-7396.
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Summer Splash Movie Night
MADEIRA BEACH – Summer Splash Movie Night will take place Saturday, July 23, 5:30 to 9 p.m., at The Church by the Sea, 495 137th Avenue Circle, Madeira Beach.

This free family fun night will feature a screening of “Finding Nemo” at 7 p.m. Also included will be waterslides and water games. Attendees can bring swimsuits and towels as well as a bagged or boxed dinner, blankets and pillows. There will be free water, popcorn and candy. An adult must accompany all children.

For information, call 727-391-7706.
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