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Even before the final round of the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship ended with top-ranked Nelly Korda knocking in a birdie on the first playoff hole under darkening skies in front of a packed gallery on the 18th green, the second-year tournament had widely been considered a success.

TREASURE ISLAND — For the next seven months motorists will see, and sometimes endure, construction taking place on the East Causeway Roadway and Drainage Improvements Project, scheduled for completion in May 2022.

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MADEIRA BEACH — A popular waterfront seafood restaurant in John’s Pass is not only back, it’s better than ever. Sculley’s Waterfront Restaurant was recently purchased and renovated by St. Petersburg-based hospitality group Sun Pubs, which also owns the Caddy’s Waterfront brand.

BELLEAIR — When former Belleair Town Commissioner Karla Rettstatt was accused by a volunteer committee member in April 2019 of having a conflict of interest when voting on legal matters concerning the Pelican Golf Club, where she was employed, the town attorney absolved her of any wrongdoing.

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — The total changeout and makeover of the playground at City Park will be finished and open for use by the middle of November, in plenty of time for children and adults to begin trying out the new equipment during the holiday season. The completion date had been previously sc…

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BELLEAIR — There was a lot of congestion, of the human and vehicular variety, between the Belleair Causeway and Indian Rocks Road on Oct. 23 as the Bluffs Business Association’s fourth annual Wine Walk drew huge crowds to that part of town on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon.

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BELLEAIR — World No. 1 player and Bradenton resident Nelly Korda, sister Jessica Korda, defending champion Sei Young Kim and fan favorites Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson headline a field of early commitments for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship, tournament officials announ…

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Since its inception in 2017, the Bluffs Business Association’s annual Bluffs Wine Walk has grown from a potential revenue generator for local businesses into a certified countywide phenomenon, drawing upwards of 800 guests to the Belleair area each fall in the pre-COVID-19 era.

BELLEAIR BLUFFS —The Thorn Collection of Caldwell Banker Residential Real Estate recently held its eighth annual lemonade stand fundraiser for pediatric cancer research, and according to organizers, this year’s event was the biggest to date.

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BELLEAIR BLUFFS — A first look at plans for the total changeout and makeover of the playground at City Park were presented at the Aug. 16 city commission meeting.

BELLEAIR BEACH — Mayor Joseph Manzo’s penchant for threatening and even taking legal action against others broadened last month to enlist his life partner, who filed a federal lawsuit against the city last month.

BELLEAIR BEACH — A divided council, with Mayor Joseph Manzo and other council members in sharp disagreement on key issues, headlined the Aug. 2 City Council meeting. At one point, shouting erupted during a heated exchange between the mayor and City Manager Lynn Rives.

BELLEAIR — The Town of Belleair Commission voted unanimously to maintain the current maximum millage rate of 6.5 for the 2021-2022 town budget, with hopes that a small surplus will lead to more funding for infrastructure and public safety.

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Property values in the city rose by 10.79 percent in the past year, County Property Appraiser Mike Twitty said in a presentation to the City Commission at its July 19 regular meeting. The increase is the highest of any municipality in the county, Twitty said.

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SEMINOLE — Tampa Bay Newspapers Associate Publisher Jay Rey has been named publisher for the organization, which includes publications in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.

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BELLEAIR BEACH — The city will be getting an electronic message display sign, to be placed in front of the City Hall/Community Center. In a close vote, the city council approved the sign’s purchase at a July 12 meeting.

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BELLEAIR — The Belleair Town Commission has agreed to prioritize future road, bridge, and other infrastructure work based on suggestions by engineering consultants McKim & Creed of Clearwater.

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BELLEAIR BLUFFS — The city will likely have a monthly outdoor market, similar to the popular seasonal events held in Clearwater, Dunedin, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach and other communities.

BELLEAIR — Belleair residents who want to use pavers for driveways may be required to sign an agreement that requires them to pay damages and other expenses connected to injuries and other problems created by the landscaping.

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BELLEAIR — Any Belleair mayor or town commissioner can be booted from office if they have four unexcused absences from commission meetings within 12 months. The rule, which also requires a public hearing to determine the official’s fate, is among new Town Commission rules and procedures appr…

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BELLEAIR — Much too often in America, police must knock on the doors where occupants are suffering a mental health crisis. Though officers are often trained in spotting schizophrenia, depression, psychosis, and other mental illness, law enforcement options are limited: calm the person causin…

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — There will be a new face on the City Commission for the first time in 11 years. Joining the commission will be Steve McNally, a Bluffs resident for six years who has not run for political office before. In a three-way race, McNally and incumbent Commissioners Jack Nazario a…

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