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EAST LAKE — East Lake Fire Rescue was recently named Florida’s 2019 District of the Year by the Florida Association of Special Districts. This award is presented to a district that works in a team effort to achieve and surpass all priority goals while staying within budget guidelines, and me…

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OLDSMAR — Several Oldsmar officials, including Mayor Eric Seidel, Council members Linda Norris and Dan Saracki, and Assistant City Manager Felicia Donnelly, attended a dedication ceremony for the city’s new rain garden on July 16.

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PALM HARBOR — Barbara Guarascio took a big chance by moving to Pinellas County from Detroit to open her Detroit Coney Island eatery with the idea of bringing foods unique to Michigan and elsewhere in the Midwest to the Sunshine State.

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OLDSMAR — There’s a growing consensus that Oldsmar is one of the most veteran-friendly communities in the state. The reputation stems from its Veterans Memorial Park — a scenic, waterfront expanse that hosts Memorial Day and Veterans Day events — and the many veteran-related causes Oldsmar h…

DUNEDIN — City officials drove home an amended ordinance designed to provide golf carts better access to more parts of the community, especially to downtown through major roadway crossings, but limited vehicle access into Highlander Park.

A tradition stretching back 136 years to the 1880s, when citrus was king in Dunedin, is being revitalized by the former boxcar’s new proprietor, Elana Kapetaneas. She is bringing the flavors and aroma of citrus back to the antique railroad car, adjacent to the Dunedin Historical Society Museum, with her business scheduled to open on the Pinellas Trail in mid-August called Lane’s Lemonade.

EAST LAKE — Former LPGA star Jan Stephenson, who now owns a golf course in Palm Harbor, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame during a ceremony in California that took place during the week of the 119th U.S. Open, at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links.

OLDSMAR — For more than 15 years Oldsmar leaders have been trying to turn the downtown district into a commercial, residential and retail mecca.

DUNEDIN — For decades, the city of Dunedin’s Parks & Recreation Department oversaw the Dunedin Concert Band. The informally organized band was founded in 1981, but never existed as a legal entity of its own. This all changed in 2014, when Stephen P. Brown, previously director of the Clea…

Construction on one of the largest commercial development projects ever to take place along Main Street in downtown Dunedin, The Courtyard on Main, is scheduled to begin in August. Construction is designed to take place in two phases, with the opening of the building planned for the fall of 2021.

During the 1880s through the early 1900s in Dunedin, many wealthy and prominent families lived on a ruddy unpaved dirt road by the water’s edge of St. Josephs Sound known as Victoria Drive. Many locals were acquainted with the Joneses, Skinners, Somervilles, Hannas and the McMasters, who are…

DUNEDIN — The 10th annual Dunedin Orange Festival, a benefit for the Dunedin Historical Museum and the Dunedin Chamber Cultural & Educational Foundation, will be held Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Edgewater Park next to the downtown marina.

After smoothly sailing through its one-year pilot program, Dunedin city commissioners approved a three-year extension with Clearwater Ferry Services to operate waterborne transportation between the city marina and Clearwater Beach. City officials visualize the ferry providing alternative transportation to city events, or someday offering trips to Caladesi Island.

Instead of the gold shovels that are typically used for groundbreaking ceremonies, the pile of dirt in the open field at the Oldsmar Sports Complex on May 17 was lined with blue and black hockey sticks. The equipment change was appropriate for the occasion, however, as Tampa Bay Lightning and city officials broke ground on a new public outdoor street hockey rink, the first facility of its kind in Pinellas County.

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