NORTH REDINGTON BEACH — During the last hour of the last session of the Florida Legislature in 2021, a bill was passed that invalidated many Florida municipal ordinances regarding certain zoning districts. At a Jan. 13 commission meeting, the Town of North Redington Beach passed an ordinance…
MADEIRA BEACH — A new version of the long-planned beachfront Schooner Hotel project got unanimous approval at a Jan. 12 city commission meeting. It was the first reading of an ordinance to designate the project as a Planned Development (PD), which allows more height and density than would no…
ST. PETE BEACH — Corey Landing moved a step closer to reality when city commissioners unanimously approved the allocation of 150 dwelling units from the city’s residential pool reserve that will allow the developer to build a 243-unit mixed-use development on 3.9 acres at the eastern end of …
TREASURE ISLAND — A plan by the city to replace its dilapidated seawall at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center with a living shoreline has been approved and amended to include improving water quality in Boca Ciega Bay.
ST. PETE BEACH — The City Commission race between previous rivals for St. Pete Beach District 1 is bound to heat up, as former Commissioner Terri Finnerty challenges incumbent Chris Graus.
Another beach bash that had been muffled by the coronavirus pandemic is back at full strength, with the John’s Pass Seafood Festival invading the Madeira Beach fishing village and tourist center Jan. 20-23.
REDINGTON BEACH — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office should now be more willing to enforce Redington Beach’s live-aboard watercraft rules and control derelict and moored vessels within town waters.
For the past 20 years, a trio of local artists have raised money for local causes while preserving an important part of the city’s history on canvas.
ST. PETE BEACH — In tackling what could become a hot-button issue once word spreads, the city commission has banned motorized bicycles from the sandy parts of St. Pete Beach.
ST. PETE BEACH — In the early part of 2022, anyone building a multi-family development or new home will likely have to pay a parks and recreation impact fee.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Action 2000, a community organization dedicated to the beautification and preservation of Indian Rocks Beach, recently delivered a holiday donation to a pair of fellow local nonprofits.
ST. PETE BEACH — While some cities in the county are counting pennies looking for ways to build parking garages and buy land for parking lots, St. Pete Beach commissioners were recently advised that “traditional policies assume parking should be abundant and free, but recent research indicat…
INDIAN SHORES — In the season of giving and receiving, the Town of Indian Shores graciously and unanimously accepted a donation for the construction of a sundial at the new monument site by a vote of 5-0. The council also unanimously approved the acquisition of monument sponsorship items at …
ST. PETE BEACH — The weekend before an application for the addition of a conference center at the Don CeSar Hotel was to be considered by the St. Pete Beach Board of Adjustment, Betty Rzewnicki gathered a small group of residents in a meeting room nearby.
TREASURE ISLAND — A discussion to determine if there is a need to adjust voting boundaries so that each of the city’s four commission districts is roughly equal in population, commonly known as redistricting, ended in an exchange of views as to whether hoteliers are ignored or under-represen…
ST. PETE BEACH — Gulf Winds Drive, which stretches north from Gulf Boulevard near 60th Avenue and connects to Boca Ciega Drive at 70th Avenue, will be totally reconstructed into a much narrower and safer roadway, if plans come to fruition in the next few years.
From Tarpon Springs to Oldsmar to Indian Rocks Beach, several Pinellas County communities held holiday events last weekend, including tree lightings, street, and boat parades.
TREASURE ISLAND — When it comes to drafting an ordinance that regulates e-scooters and e-bikes, Treasure Island will study how micromobility users can safely share roadways with motorists and bicyclists — but it won’t be easily done.
MADEIRA BEACH — Alligators, lizards, fish, snakes, rescued exotic animals, and an especially large 30-year-old tortoise appropriately named Rudolph will celebrate the holidays and a special anniversary with the public this month in John’s Pass Village.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us it’s that life is too short. Decisions that used to take weeks or months or years to make, including home purchases and career choices, are regularly done on the spot, with phrase “it’s now or never” often serving as a spri…
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The holiday season is typically a festive time of year in the Sunshine State, with the cool, clear weather combining with a variety of special events to provide plenty of fun, family-friendly options for residents and visitors alike.
REDINGTON BEACH — Redington Beach will make itself known and lobby to get its share of the state budget pie during the next legislative session in Tallahassee.
TREASURE ISLAND — ESPN’s Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl is coming to Treasure Island with its special form of beach invasion, complete with marching bands and player competition.
MADEIRA BEACH — When 77-year-old Bill Gay bought a condo in Madeira Beach nearly a decade ago, he pictured a relaxing retirement in the walkable coastal town of about 4,000 residents.
MADEIRA BEACH — The city commission has picked a new city manager. At a special meeting on Nov. 22, the sharply divided commission chose Anthony J. Carson Jr., most recently city manager of Forney, Texas, as the city’s new chief executive.
Thousands took to the Treasure Island beach the weekend of Nov. 19-21 to catch “Sanding Ovations,” the city’s signature art and music event. Sculptors from around the world created sand creatures great and small, which can also be viewed during an encore weekend Nov. 27-28.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Mayor Cookie Kennedy continued her annual tradition of honoring the city’s veterans around Veterans Day during a recent commission meeting.
ST. PETE BEACH — What started out as a procedural meeting to clean up language in the city’s Comprehensive Plan opened up a sore spot over Pinellas County’s past rejection of the city’s request to establish two Community Redevelopment Agency districts. City commissioners may consider trying …
NORTH REDINGTON BEACH — Municipal elections will take place on March 15, and the qualifying periods for candidates were established at the Nov. 10 meeting of the town commission.
MADEIRA BEACH — The city commission has taken another step in what has been a long and difficult search for a new city manager, narrowing the top choices from 6 to 3.
INDIAN SHORES — Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District Chief Mike Burton gave his last monthly fire department report at the town’s Nov. 9 meeting. Burton officially retires on Dec. 3.
Organizers of Sanding Ovations, Treasure Island’s signature beach festival, predict the four-day “Sandlantis,” a sand-sculpting competition with musical concerts and an additional encore weekend, will attract tens of thousands of visitors to this barrier island city.
REDINGTON SHORES — Commissioner Cinda Krouk said at the Oct. 27 town commission workshop that the residents in her neighborhood “have been riled up.”
REDINGTON BEACH — Inspection of the town’s storm drain outfalls has uncovered the need to alert residents not to dump sandbags and other unwanted items into the stormwater system.
ST. PETE BEACH — It’s official, many neighborhood streets will now have an officially posted 20 mph speed limit, down from a 25 mph maximum that few drivers adhered to.
MADEIRA BEACH — For the second time in the past three years, the city plans to increase the parking rate at all city-owned lots. In 2018, the rate was raised from $2.00 to $2.50. Now, it is going up another 50 cents to $3 an hour.
TREASURE ISLAND — Staff and construction crews are busy developing City Center, Treasure Island’s new showpiece City Hall complex at 10451 Gulf Blvd., featuring a major community activity hub on one floor.
REDINGTON BEACH — Town Park in Redington Beach, on the corner of Gulf Boulevard and 164th Avenue, could soon be getting a major facelift that includes modern state-of-the-art playground equipment.
Thanks to an insurance policy, the taxpayers of Redington Shores do not have to fork over $800,000 to the owner of the now-demolished Redington Long Pier.
MADEIRA BEACH — The City Commission held a special meeting Oct. 21 to decide which candidates to interview in their latest search for a city manager.