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OLDSMAR — On Jan. 14, three candidates vying for Oldsmar City Council Seat 3 in the March 17 special election were scheduled to participate in a candidate forum hosted by the Pinellas County League of Women Voters.

Under clear skies but chilly temperature, the Feast of the Epiphany was observed in Tarpon Springs on Jan. 6, for the 114th time. This year, Hunter Sakadales, 18, of Tarpon Springs retrieved the cross from the chilly waters of Spring Bayou.

DUNEDIN — In the next few months, the city will take steps to preserve the quaint character of single-family neighborhoods south of downtown to Beltrees Street, with a voluntary rezoning campaign and possible adoption of a Compatibility Overlay District.

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County commissioners gave unanimous approval Dec. 10 to an interlocal agreement with the city of Dunedin allowing the city to include unincorporated parcels located within its planning area boundary in its comprehensive plan.

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County commissioners agreed unanimously Dec. 10 to deny without prejudice a request for a future land map amendment and zoning atlas amendment that would have allowed for the expansion of a RV park on the north bank of the Anclote River in unincorporated Tarpon Springs.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” This quote by writing instructor and spiritual director Elizabeth Andrew sums up what volunteering is all about. The busiest people are usually willing to give time to a project or organization that touches their hearts!

Elected officials and community members gathered outside Oldsmar City Hall on Dec. 3 to flip the switch on the Christmas tree.

DUNEDIN — Concerns about whether to use artificial turf to remodel John Lawrence Pioneer Park and if a two-stall restroom should be added to the design concept were among topics discussed at a recent Community Redevelopment Agency meeting.

DUNEDIN — Faced with the prospect of losing substantial operating revenue into next springs’ peak golfing season due to the city taking much longer than expected to build a cart barn and pro shop, the Dunedin Golf Club asked city officials to offset losses with $60,000 amassed in the golf cl…

TELLABRATION! is a worldwide celebration of the art of storytelling. In November each year, storytellers around the globe host events in their communities.

Two local guilds – the Storytellers of Old Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Storytellers’ Guild – will host events in Pinellas County this year.

The Storytellers of Old Tampa Bay hosts its TELLABRATION! event Saturday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Arts & Music Center, 706 2nd St. N. There is a $5 cover at the door.

The Tampa Bay Storytellers’ Guild hosts its event Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m., at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Entry is free.

PALM HARBOR — Young orphaned children in Africa who grow up in poor conditions have the chance to achieve dreams they didn’t think were possible because of a Palm Harbor-based nonprofit.

OLDSMAR — Every year for the past 20-plus years, residents, officials and organizations have donated their time, money and material goods to Oldsmar Cares, a North Pinellas nonprofit that provides, food, clothing and services for the needy.

After years of planning, the Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch in Pinellas Park is poised to enter its final phase of construction next year. The WWAR is designed to help rehabilitate veterans wounded during military service.

PALM HARBOR — Cindy Redmond has been donating blood and platelets for almost 30 years in Tampa Bay. On Oct. 28, she achieved her 100-gallon donor milestone, having helped to save hundreds of lives and families along the way