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SEMINOLE - Hundreds of bikers turned out for Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub’s inaugural Flowers for Phoebe scholarship benefit Feb. 22.

More than $4,000 was raised during the event, which was organized to honor the life of 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck.

On Jan. 8, Phoebe died when her father allegedly threw her from St. Petersburg’s Dick Misener Bridge on the Sunshine Skyway’s northern approach.
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SEMINOLE - At the start of the Feb. 24 Seminole City Council meeting, Mayor Leslie Waters announced that the city has hired a new city clerk.

Patty Beliveau, who previously served as executive assistant to the city manager and the City Council, has filled in as acting city clerk in recent months and has stepped up to fill the position permanently.

“She has great experience with the city,” Waters said. “So we are very pleased that (she) is now our clerk.”
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SEMINOLE - Fans of the Seminole High School Warhawks marching band will be able to support the program while getting a chance to win a new car.

The Kiwanis Club of Seminole is sponsoring a car raffle that will benefit the band. The drawing will be held Sunday, March 15, 4 p.m., at the Pow Wow Festival.

The winner of the raffle will get to choose between a 2015 Chrysler 200, 2015 Dodge Dart and 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport, which will be provided by Suncoast Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM. The first runner-up will receive a gold and diamond Rhythm of Love pendant (valued at $1,050) and the second runner-up will receive a week in Cape Cod (valued at $800; accommodations only).
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SEMINOLE - The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast will have its 34th annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast during the city of Seminole’s 47th annual Pow Wow Festival on Saturday, March 14.

Since the group started the pancake tradition more than 30,000 pancakes have been served.

Breakfast will include all the pancakes you can eat in two different flavors, a choice of toppings, sausage and beverage (orange juice, coffee or milk). 
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SEMINOLE - The Kiwanis Club of Seminole will offer its 31st annual Every Child A Swimmer program April 10-30 at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex parking lot, 9100 113th St. N.

The program is designed for children ages 5 through 11 (kindergarten through fifth grade). Sign-up and swim evaluation is on Friday, April 10, 4:30 p.m., at the recreation complex. Bring a swimming suit and towel.

Classes will start at 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The program is free of charge, and is limited to 40 children (20 per class). Previous participants will not be accepted.
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Tuesday, February 24
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SEMINOLE - Kitson & Partners broke ground on the final retail component of its 60-acre mixed-use development at Bay Pines Feb. 19.

Two leases have already been executed for the 9,100-square-foot building. Starbucks and Jimmy John’s will move into the retail space once construction is completed in the third quarter of this year.

Matt Buehler, the development’s property manager, said Super Cuts is about to sign a lease as well and negotiations are underway with AT&T.
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Tuesday, February 17
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SEMINOLE - Debbie Arnold remembers Jan. 8 all too well. The Largo Police Department dispatcher was on duty, working the graveyard shift, when the calls came in over the radio.

A man being pursued by police had stopped on St. Petersburg’s Dick Misener Bridge, on the Sunshine Skyway’s northern approach, and shortly after midnight dropped a child over the side into the cold, murky water below.
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SEMINOLE - At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Seminole City Council authorized city staff to begin negotiations on a development agreement with the owners of the Seminole Mall for redevelopment of the property.

North American Development Group, which purchased the mall at the end of 2012, and Tampa-based Primerica Group One/Primerica Development, which NADG teamed up with for maintenance and management of the property, presented their plan to turn the once-thriving retail location into Seminole City Center, an outdoor mall, at the July 22 council meeting.

Mall owners recently submitted an official proposal to the city for the property’s redevelopment. After reviewing the proposal, city staff determined that a development agreement would be required to develop the property as proposed.
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Tuesday, February 10
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SEMINOLE - The 50th annual Mr. and Ms. Seminole awards banquet was held Feb. 7 at Holiday Inn Harbourside in Indian Rocks Beach.

Dr. Stephen Nickse, a volunteer with the Seminole Chamber of Commerce who organizes its annual Kids Appreciation Day, was named Mr. Seminole for 2015.

“I was shocked,” he said. “I was surprised and humbled.”

His father, Wally Nickse, is a past Mr. Seminole winner, making the father and son the first legacy of the award.
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• Thursday, March 5, 2015
Good Samaritan Lent experiment
PINELLAS PARK – Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, will observe Lent this year with a seven-week experiment.

Each week participants go to the church for prayer and discussion, looking at Jesus’ teachings. Each person will choose one seven-day faith experiment, putting one of these teachings into practice. The following week they return to share what was learned and experienced.

There are two opportunities to participate: Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Feb. 18 through April 1; or Thursdays, 10 a.m., Feb. 19 through April 2.

It is not necessary to attend Good Samaritan to participate in this unusual experience. Those interested in giving this spiritual experiment a try should call 544-8558 for additional information and to register.
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Indian Rocks Beach Library story time
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Story time resumes again at the Indian Rocks Beach Library. The program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Children of all ages are invited.
Kiwanis Club of Seminole meeting
SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at Freedom Square’s Town Hall. The group’s next speaker will be Breanne Zsiga, from Career Academies of Seminole, discussing on her steer project. For more information, call Terry Carr at 394-2582.
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Resume writing class
SAFETY HARBOR – Learn how to create a strategically aimed résumé Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor, FL 34695. For more information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112 or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com.
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Starkey Parkies support group
LARGO – The Starkey Parkies host a monthly support group meeting first Thursdays, 1 p.m., in the second floor café at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road.

The group welcomes people with Parkinson’s, care partners, family and friends. Refreshments will be served. For more, email Theo Betjemann at theobetj@aol.com.
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Treasure Islettes bingo games
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Islettes conduct bingo games every Thursday evening at the Treasure Island Community Center on 106th Avenue.

Early bird games begin at 6:45 p.m. and regular games at 7:45 p.m. The games benefit fundraising efforts for local scholarships.

Amenities include a snack bar, free coffee and cash prizes. No alcohol is allowed and persons under 18 will not be admitted.
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Women’s Club card party
SEMINOLE – The Pinellas Seminole Women’s Club will host a card party Thursday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Freedom Square’s Roskamp Auditorium, 7800 Liberty Lane.

Cost is $7. Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program for women. Lunch included. Call Janet Stinson at 581-8745 for more information.
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• Friday, March 6, 2015
Belleair Women’s Republican Club monthly meeting
BELLEAIR – The Belleair Women’s Republican Club will be having their monthly meeting Friday, March 6, at the Belleair Country Club.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch is at noon. The speaker will be the former Pinellas Commissioner Neil Brickfield. The cost is  $22.

For reservations, contact Pat Watts at 595-1791 or email her at wattsp7@aol.com; or Sherrie Morton at sherriemorton@tampabay.rr.com

Reservations are highly recommended. Attendees can pay at the door with a check or cash. The club cannot accept credit cards.
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Ceilidhs, traditional Gaelic social gatherings
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The cost is $3 and $5 for nonmembers. The social club is dedicated to the preservation of Scottish culture, offering Scottish country dancing, line dancing, holiday dinners and parties.

Call 734-0757  
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Friday Morning Market
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce has resumed its annual Friday Morning Market at the Treasure Island Community Center behind Walgreens. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market is a weekly event through April 24 featuring produce, food, arts and crafts, collectibles and jewelry. For more information, call 360-4121.
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