ST. PETE BEACH — For those looking to avoid packed parking lots, long checkout lines, and crowded shopping aisles typically found in shopping malls and big box stores during the holiday shopping season, there’s a popular outdoor alternative available this weekend.
CLEARWATER — The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce held its 68th annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast on Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Dozens of area business owners and local officials, including Largo Mayor Woody Brown, commissioners Michael Smith, John Carroll and Donna Holc…
LARGO — The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) has issued a health alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Eagle Lake Park (Lake #2), 1800 Keene Road in Largo.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation recently announced gifts of $120,000 in support of Sunken Gardens' new history center. The long-awaited history center is being created in the historic former entrance to the Sunken Gardens, which once faced 18th Avenue Northeast.
The Pinellas County School Board on Tuesday cut short any further discussion of a mask mandate for students and staff, narrowly rejecting a proposal to meet on the topic.
For the first time in since June, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reported zero water samples with bloom concentrations of the red tide organism taken offshore or alongshore Pinellas County.
PALM HARBOR — When Charrell McLean learned that her favorite store, the Tipsy Mermaid boutique in the Crystal Beach Shopping Plaza on Alt. 19 in Palm Harbor, was for sale last year, she immediately called her sister-in-law, Megan McIntyre.
MADEIRA BEACH — After a year-and-a-half hiatus due to the pandemic, longtime Pinellas County resident Stella Moore was recently welcomed back with open arms to the Madeira Beach Publix.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported improvement in red tide conditions in Tampa Bay; however, the same can’t be said for Pinellas County’s beaches.
The City Council directed staff to prepare for the “indefinite” closure of Cleveland Street — a move initially brought on by the pandemic that has been championed by local businesses for rejuvenating the once-sleepy downtown.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Michael Alfaro believes there is a bit of irony involved with opening his new restaurant, Groupers on the Gulf.
Hurricane Elsa, which passed offshore Pinellas County’s Gulf coast July 6-7, did nothing to help the red tide situation, especially in southern parts of the county and along Tampa Bay.
DUNEDIN — Finally: The long-awaited return of the fine craft artisanship will bring more than 100 crafters to Dunedin for the 18th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival.
A patchy bloom of red tide offshore Pinellas County has resulted in reports of respiratory irritation and dead fish coming in from locations stretching from Fort De Soto in Tierra Verde north to Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, as well as in the Intracoastal Waterway and Boca Ciega Bay.
Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is cautioning beachgoers about possible effects from a patchy bloom of red tide reported in and offshore parts of the county’s Gulf coast.
ST. PETE BEACH — American Craft Endeavors, producer of some of the region’s finest juried art shows and craft festivals, will help usher in summer by bringing skilled crafters from around the country to Pinellas for a two-day free event.
SEMINOLE — Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School principal Martha Giancola had only been on the job for a few weeks when Hurricane Irma blew onto campus and blew away a barn used by students studying in the veterinary science program.
LARGO — After finishing the 2019-2020 school year with kids at home staring at monitors and teachers speaking into microphones and cameras, officials from the state Capitol to local boardrooms were eager to reopen schools in the fall of 2020.
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is scheduling appointments for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15, as well as those 16 and up.
New guidance on the best use of facial coverings to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been released recently, and they may leave some people uncertain about what they should do.
The latest proposal is for a mixed-use development in two phases. The first phase would be a seven-story beachfront building with a 56-room hotel and rooftop restaurant, with surface parking under the building and additional parking across the street.
LARGO — The co-owner of Lake House Assisted Living Facility is no doubt pleased the Largo Planning Board signed off on his expansion plans April 1.
PALM HARBOR — During a visit to Palm Harbor University High School on March 31, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to provide $1,000 bonuses to public school principals and full-time classroom teachers.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding property owners to check your home and other man-made structures for bats. If you find any, you still have time to exclude them before bat maternity season begins.
PINELLAS PARK — Amid concern that the area’s seniors are lagging the statewide average in getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, Pinellas County is receiving 8,000 more doses of vaccine in the next week.
ST. PETERSBURG — The eighth annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
ST. PETE BEACH — Commissioners decided to play hardball with developers of the first major hotel to be proposed in St. Pete Beach in at least five years, The Miramar Beach Resort at 4200 Gulf Blvd.
MADEIRA BEACH — Caddy’s Madeira Beach, the city’s first and only full-service restaurant and bar located on the beach side of Gulf Boulevard, should be opening soon.