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Pinellas Park Beacon
PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park Police Department participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday, Aug. 22.

Now, the city is localizing the event with special Ice Bucket Chill Out Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave N, Pinellas Park.

Proceeds from the local Chill Out Challenge will benefit Pinellas Park Elementary.
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PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park Police Department conducted an alcohol and tobacco enforcement detail Aug. 27, using civilian decoys, in an attempt to combat the sales of the products to underage persons.

The volunteer civilians purchased tobacco at the three locations. Notices to appear were issued to the clerks who were found to be in violation.

Clerks were given notices to appear at the Kwik Stop, 9019 60th St. N.; Wawa’s, 6200 34th St. N.; and Sunoco, 11600 U.S. 19 N.
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PINELLAS PARK - Just after 10 a.m. Thursday, Pinellas Park police responded to reports of a man shot in the 7000 block of 52nd Street North in Pinellas Park.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a white male in his 70s suffering from a gunshot wound to his left arm. Medical personnel responded and transported the man to an area hospital.

Police notified officials at the Pinellas County School District and a lockdown was ordered at Richard L. Sanders and Pinellas Park Elementary schools. The lockdown was lifted just after noon.
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Tuesday, August 26
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PINELLAS PARK - A Pinellas Park native and 1999 Gibbs Senior High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a handpicked crew charged with bringing the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier into service.

Petty Officer First Class Jack Bain, who enlisted 15 years ago, is an aviation ordnance man aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship in its class and the successor to the Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers that have been in operation for the last half century.
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Thursday, August 21
PINELLAS PARK - The Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Committee has elected two industry icons for the 2015 Class of the Hall of Fame.

One of the inductees, who will officially be enshrined at the 51st Annual NSGA Management Conference & 16th Annual Team Dealer Summit next May, is the late Bill Jackson of Bill Jackson’s Shop For Adventure in Pinellas Park.

After next year’s induction, the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame, founded by the National Sporting Goods Association in 1955, will include 161 of the industry’s pioneers and leaders. Jackson’s family will be honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.
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Thursday, August 7
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PINELLAS PARK - To raise awareness of human trafficking, poverty, oppression and other social injustices around the world, Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N. presents The Marketplace: A Fair Trade Experience on Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This international bazaar will feature fair trade products from all over the globe - soaps, coffee, food, jewelry, clothing and more. There’s something for everyone, said Linda Swager, the church’s Women’s Ministry leader, and items start at prices as low as $2.50.
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PINELLAS PARK - At its July 24 meeting, the Pinellas Park City Council passed an amendment to the 2013-2014 budget decreasing it by $679,778. Minor revisions were made to the general, Community Redevelopment Agency and sewer funds. The CIP fund also was revised, with several projects moved to next year’s budget.

Council tables two residential developments

PINELLAS PARK - The City Council discussed two proposed residential subdivisions at its July 24 meeting and decided to continue public hearings on the developments at its Aug. 12 meeting.
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PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park Police Department concluded a one-month investigation Aug. 6 at Palm Village Mobile Home, 12474 66th St. N.

Seven people were arrested on various charges related to sale and possession of narcotics. The investigation began due to numerous complaints from the public about drug sales taking place within the park, according to the police report.

Multiple units participated in the investigation, including narcotics, special services, crime prevention, professional standards, training, youth services, community redevelopment, special operations, K-9 and traffic enforcement.
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PINELLAS PARK - Carol Kosinski, secretary/treasurer of the Davis Field Neighborhood Crime Watch in Pinellas Park, was named to the All State Neighborhood Team at the Florida Neighborhoods Conference held July 10-12 in Orange County.

“It’s humbling,” she said. “It’s very humbling. I was dumbfounded.”

She added, “It’s not my award. It’s the Davis Field Crime Watch award. It’s ours.”
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PINELLAS PARK - The city of Pinellas Park will build an art garden - what is being referred to as a “gARTen” - on a vacant lot at 5700 75th Terrace N. within the United Cottages area.

Over the past several years, the city has purchased a number of properties within the United Cottages subdivision in an ongoing effort to redevelop the city’s Community Redevelopment Area.

The idea is to spruce up one of the vacant lots with a temporary art garden before the property is developed. A number of different city departments, including Community Development, Public Works, and Library and Recreation Services, will work together on the project.
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PINELLAS PARK - On Sept. 2, 1964, a handful of artists met in the home of Fritz Uekerus to form the Pinellas Park Art Society.

Their mission was simple: They wanted to educate the community on art, to showcase local talent and to support visual arts and self-expression.

Fifty years later the nonprofit organization is still going strong. Today it has nearly 200 members and continues to introduce new programs.
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