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Members of the Seminole High School boys basketball team get together on Senior Night, Jan. 26. Pictured are, from left, Chris Mateo, Brandon Walton, Jadarius Robinson, Coach Josh Walker, Evan Fergenbaum, Blake Dyson and Dequan Ober.
SEMINOLE - Despite concerns from a nearby Shell station owner, the Seminole City Council unanimously approved a development agreement with Wawa to open a new location at 8800 Park Blvd. following a second and final public hearing at its Jan. 26 meeting.

The owners of the 2.1-acre property initially developed it with a two-story office building - formerly home to Lincoln Tech - in 1975. While the building has been unoccupied since November 2013, an outdoor carwash currently utilizes the property’s parking lot.
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SEMINOLE - The city is gearing up for one of its oldest traditions: the Pow Wow Festival and Parade. The festival will take place March 11-13 at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N., with the parade marching down 113th Street, Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.

There’s a new parade lineup location due to the construction of the Seminole Mall, where the parade has lined up in the past. This year, the parade will line up in the southwest parking lot of St. Petersburg College’s Seminole campus and will travel south on 113th Street from the recreation center. Parade participants will make a u-turn at 86th Street and return to the SPC parking lot.
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Tuesday, January 26
SEMINOLE - Last year was a big one for Seminole, said Mayor Leslie Waters during her annual State of the City address at the City Council’s Jan. 12 meeting, and she has high hopes for 2016 as well.

While the revenue forecast for the city’s general fund represents a slight decrease from last year, the ad valorem tax is projected to increase by 9.6 percent. The increase is the result of a number of new developments in the city, including Village Inn, Texas Roadhouse, the Bay Pines strip center and the Enclave at Lake Seminole

She stressed that “Seminole has not cut services or raised the millage rate during the years immediately following the 2008 recession.”
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Tuesday, January 19
SEMINOLE - The City Council unanimously gave preliminary approval for a development agreement with the Wawa gas station chain to open a new location at 8800 Park Blvd. in Seminole following a public hearing at its Jan. 12 meeting.

The owners of the 2.1-acre property initially developed it with a two-story office building in 1975. It formerly was home to Lincoln Tech, but has been unoccupied since November 2013. Currently, an outdoor carwash utilizes the parking lot of the property.

Wawa plans to demolish the office building and completely redevelop the site with a Wawa gas station and convenience store.
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SEMINOLE - Lake Seminole Plaza, located at 9237-9297 Seminole Blvd. in Seminole, has recently been rejuvenated.

The plaza is centrally located on the north side of Seminole Boulevard between Park Boulevard and 102nd Avenue.
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Tuesday, January 5
SEMINOLE - In August, the City Council unanimously voted to designate Seminole as a dementia-friendly city, making it the first in the state and only the fifth in the country to do so.

The vote came following a request by the Florida Caregivers Network, which is based in Seminole, to recognize the city as a Purple City. Purple is the color used around the world to raise dementia awareness.
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Tuesday, December 22
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SEMINOLE - As plans for Seminole City Center steamroll forward, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce will relocate from its current location sooner than anticipated, said Roger Edelman, chamber president.

Several months ago, one half of the Seminole Office Center - the building located at 7985 113th St. - was knocked down during demolition of the former Seminole Mall site. The chamber moved into the remaining building in the office center at 7995 113th St. and expected to remain in that location through at least the middle of 2016, Edelman said.
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SEMINOLE - The city of Seminole will introduce the state’s first digital arts recreation studio at a recreation center level in 2016. The studio will include 10 iMac computers and corresponding tablets.

Each computer will be loaded with 35 software programs that range from painting, art, 3D sculpting and sketching to programming, comic creation, film making and video game design.
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SEMINOLE - Members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church’s youth choir will travel to Rome and Vatican City as part of the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores Dec. 26 to Jan. 2.

Fifteen of the church’s 40-member choir, which ranges in age from 8 to 15, many of the children attending Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, will participate, said Fred Eschenfelder, choir director.
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Tuesday, December 15
SEMINOLE - The City Council set the date for its annual workshop at its Dec. 8 meeting.

The workshop will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m., at an off-site location.
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