PINELLAS PARK - The city of Pinellas Park will kick off its seven-month centennial celebration in October with a historical reenactment.
Actors will portray the city’s founders signing the application for Pinellas Park to become a city and sending it off for consideration to Tallahassee on horseback.
The date for this reenactment isn’t set yet, said Tim Caddell, the city’s government relations administrator, but said it will take place sometime between Wednesday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 19 at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd.
PINELLAS PARK - A 77-year-old motorcyclist died from his injuries after he collided with a pickup truck about 4:15 a.m. Oct. 31 at the intersection of Park Boulevard and Belcher Road.
According to a report from Pinellas Park police, Carl Biamonte of Seminole was driving a 2009 Honda Shadow motorcycle traveling east on Park Boulevard in the far left lane. He was wearing a helmet and a reflective vest.
Carl Schaneman, 27, of St. Petersburg was driving a 2009 Ford F150. Prior to the crash, the truck had been stopped at a red light for westbound traffic on Park Boulevard. An independent witness told police that the traffic light had turned green before Schaneman began a left turn onto Belcher Road.
PINELLAS PARK - The installation of the Rev. Jennifer Marie Daysa as new pastor for Good Samaritan Church will be Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m., at 6085 Park Blvd.
Officials from both the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and the United Church of Christ will be present to officially welcome Daysa to the church. Daysa was ordained on May 10, 2014 and her first Sunday with the church was June 1.
Daysa previously served as the director of youth and family ministries at the Congregational Church in Exeter, New Hampshire.
PINELLAS PARK - Police say two women struck by a van Saturday night were intoxicated when they crossed the street. One of the women died at the scene. The second is in critical condition at a local hospital.
Pinellas Park police responded to 126th Avenue North and 66th Street North about 9:35 p.m. Oct. 18 after receiving a report that two adult females had been struck by a vehicle and were down in the roadway.
The investigation showed that the females were crossing the roadway from the east to the west side of 66th Street. A 2002 Oldsmobile van, traveling south on 66th Street in the far right lane, struck the females, who were reportedly running across the roadway.
PINELLAS PARK - Pinellas Park police arrested a St. Petersburg woman Oct. 16 in connection with a pedestrian crash in the 6500 block of 62nd Avenue North.
Police responded to the crash about 10 p.m. Oct. 15 and made contact with fire rescue personnel who reported they had pronounced Raymond Gerald Johnson, 51, dead at the scene. Johnson was found in a ditch on the north side of the roadway.
PINELLAS PARK - An impaired driver was arrested on multiple charges Thursday afternoon after crashing her vehicle with a 11-month-old child inside.
According to a report from Pinellas Park police, officers responded to a report of a crash with injuries about 4 p.m. Oct. 2 in the 4900 block of 62nd Ave. N.
Based on the crash investigation, officers determined that Linda Jandecka was traveling east on 62nd Ave N, slowing to stop for traffic just ahead of her. She told officers that she had not yet stopped when she was struck from behind by a Ford Focus.
PINELLAS PARK - Last year, when Alan Landers’ first-grade gifted class at St. Petersburg’s New Heights Elementary School was given a community service assignment, most students jumped onto existing projects, participating in beach clean-ups or asking for donations for local charitable organizations.
Alan, now 7 and in the second grade, took the project to a different level by organizing his own event, a Super Hero Fun Run to benefit Honor Flight of West Central Florida, a nonprofit dedicated to transporting U.S. military veterans to war memorials in Washington, D.C.
Tricia Wing has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. And when she found herself in Florida, far from her family in Illinois, those instincts kicked in and she “did what [she] had to do to support [her] kids.”
The longtime interpreter for the deaf, who has lived in Clearwater since 2001, didn’t have the certification she needed to work in that field in Florida. So she headed down an unlikely career path: construction and landscape design.