Seminole High School seniors celebrate their graduation June 7 by throwing their caps in the air. Tropical Storm Andrea delayed the ceremony originally scheduled at Bright House Field by one day. The event was moved from to Indian Rocks Baptist Church.
SEMINOLE - The family of citrus king Al Repetto has put the iconic property that was once home to his Orange Blossom Groves up for sale. Repetto died July 2012.
The property, 5800 Seminole Blvd., which was put on the market last week, consists of six parcels of land totaling 9.2 acres, and is listed at $2.9 million, said Realtor Sandy Hartmann, who is handling the sale.
Each parcel is zoned separately for its own land use. Five commercial lots, with a frontage on Seminole Boulevard, total 2.2 acres. It includes a 21,400-square-foot building as well as a 1,595- square-foot office and 3,900-square-foot retail store. Abutting the commercial land to the west are 7 acres - formerly a small orange grove, Hartmann said - zoned for residential use.
SEMINOLE - After 28 seasons with the Warhawks, Sam Roper stepped down from his position as head coach of Seminole High School’s football team this past April.
Following a month-and-a-half long search that left eight contenders vying to fill Roper’s shoes, the selection committee hired Chris Miller, former head coach of Admiral Farragut in St. Petersburg. Now Miller is gearing up for his first season leading the team.
SEMINOLE - A 28-year-old man from Brownsboro, Texas was injured when he stepped in front of a car on Starkey Road and 106th Avenue in Seminole June 7.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Spencer P. Saathoff had been walking southbound on Starkey Road in the paved roadway in a construction zone north of 106th Avenue about 1:55 a.m.
When he attempted to cross the southbound lanes of Starkey Road, he walked into the path of a 2011 Nissan Frontier driven by Kenneth Sim, 48, of Seminole. Sim was traveling southbound on Starkey Road in the outside lane approaching 106th Avenue North.
SEMINOLE - A grateful family visited Seminole Fire Station 30 May 14 to say thank you to the crews who cared for them after a two-vehicle crash.
Engine 30 responded to the April 20 crash on 84th Lane and Park Boulevard. One of the vehicles had overturned several times and sustained heavy damage. The crew quickly assessed the scene and called for three trauma alerts.
SEMINOLE - Karl Richard Wenckebach, 75, died May 30, 2013. He was born October 4, 1937, oldest son to Karl H. W. Wenckebach and Helen Bogurski Wenckebach in Chicago, Ill.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Yount Wenckebach of Seminole, Fla.; son, Karl William Wenckebach of Lake Villa, Ill.; daughter, Ellen Marie Ruby of Oceanside, Calif., and stepchildren, Dawn Marie Macuilis of Kent, Wash., Anthony Neil Ruby of Oceanside, Dianna Lynn Renard of Austin, Texas and Timothy Patrick Ruby of Escondido, Calif.
Mr. Wenckebach is also survived by his brother, Gary Wenckebach of Arlington Heights, Ill.; sister, Marilyn Olson-Gimino of Tucson, Ariz.; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
SEMINOLE - As the school year comes to a close, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 34th annual Kids Appreciation Day to be held Wednesday, June 5, 3 to 5:30 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road.
“The idea behind the whole event is to promote summer integrity for local children and remind them to do things like listen to their parents and clean their room,” said Stephen Nickse, a local chiropractor who organizes the event for the chamber. “But it’s also a lot of fun.”
Community Chorus meeting
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Community Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Centre, 1500 16th St.
No auditions are necessary.
For more information or additional details, call director Anna Bona at 939-2952.
Downtown Optimist Club meeting ST. PETERSBURG - The Downtown Optimist Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Tic Tock Restaurant, 8123 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Call Vi at 527-2656.
English classes PINELLAS PARK – The fall session of English classes for speakers of other languages is beginning at Sacred Heart Catholic School, at 7951 46th Way N.
The free classes are held every Tuesday evening between 6:30 and 8 p.m. They are available to any adult who wishes to learn or perfect their English skills: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. Walk-ins are welcome. The fall semester ends Dec. 11.
For more information, call 541-4447.
Harmony Home Health caregiver support group LARGO - Harmony Home Health caregiver support group meets Tuesdays, 3 p.m., at 13787 Belcher Road S., Suite 220, Largo. For additional information, call 288-3503.
Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6869 Seminole Blvd.
Each meeting features a speaker on various community topics. The public is invited to attend. Call 319-8343.
Meet Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters
SEMINOLE – Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will be available to meet with citizens at Chick-fil-A, Seminole Plaza, 10790 Park Blvd., on Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., during the fast food restaurant’s family night event.
Citizens are invited to stop by to meet the mayor and share any input and opinions they have.
Chick-fil-A will provide fun for the kids, including face painting, craft activities sponsored by Seminole Home Depot and a free kid’s size Icedream with toppings.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Palm Harbor community chorus PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Community Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Centre, 1500 16th St. No auditions are necessary. Call director Anna Bona at 939-2952 for details.
Seminole SPC Toastmasters meeting SEMINOLE – The Seminole SPC Toastmasters group meets Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.
The meetings are open to the public.
Toastmasters exists to help folks become successful speakers and leaders. It is a self-paced, time-tested program that helps participants gain confidence in their personal and professional life.
Visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org or call 688-3420.
Seniors play pinochle CLEARWATER – The Senior Citizens Services of Clearwater offers pinochle every Tuesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m., at 1204 Rogers St. Both new and seasoned players are welcome. There is no charge and refreshments are served. Call 442-8104.
TAMPA – The members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m., at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa.
Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. The group also invites former flight attendants of other airlines to join.
Six Florida Gulf Coast Chapter members recently returned from an international board meeting in Fort Lauderdale.
For membership information, call Barbara Reed at 813-671-3078 or Janice Henry at 813-837-4312.