DUNEDIN — Bracing for a reduction in sales tax revenue stemming from the novel coronavirus, city officials spoke in favor of shelving plans to build a new parking garage and aquatic center in the near future.
Each year, hundreds of spectators pack Bay Pines National Cemetery, Largo Central Park or Veteran’s Memorial Park in Oldsmar for annual Memorial Day ceremonies to honor America’s fallen soldiers.
PALM HARBOR — Downtown Palm Harbor is in a state of flux right now as several new businesses have opened the past few years, others are under development and stalwarts like Peggy O’Neill’s have closed.
“My best friend has just succumbed to influenza, and several thousand cases are in the city with a great shortage of nurses and doctors. The theaters, churches, and all gatherings of every kind have stopped.”
PINELLAS PARK — The city of Pinellas Park is launching a campaign from May 4-8 with the goal of distributing 20,000 surgical masks to assist local small businesses of 25 or less employees in their efforts of restarting the local economy.
DUNEDIN — Cutting through the legal weeds on a highly publicized case of a homeowner at odds with the city over unmowed grass, the latest is a court ruling expected in several weeks.
DUNEDIN — The founder of a virtual tip jar to help raise money for servers and others in the hospitality industry is delighted by the response to his project.
DUNEDIN — The Our AIM Foundation has been providing basic services and necessities, such as food, water, education and shelter, in impoverished and developing communities around the world for more than a decade.
CLEARWATER — Sitting as the Countywide Planning Authority, Pinellas County Commissioners voted, 6-1, April 21 to approve a plan map amendment for land on McMullen Booth Road in Palm Harbor that will allow a local dentist to build a new office.
The death toll at two Pinellas County nursing facilities beleaguered by outbreaks of the novel coronavirus continues to mount. According to reports from the District Six Medical Examiner’s office, 12 residents of Freedom Square of Seminole and four from St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor have now died.
PINELLAS PARK — After receiving a flood of responses in its first three days, the city of Pinellas Park announced Thursday it was no longer accepting applications for its small business grant program.
DUNEDIN — Though the streets in town are quiet, there's no shortage of activities behind the scenes underway in the community to support local businesses and the economy.
BARCELONA — When former Oldsmar Vice-Mayor Gabby McGee, a manager at Cisco Systems, accepted a new position that required her to move to Barcelona, Spain, last fall, the avid world traveler relished the opportunity to finally live abroad.
A nursing facility in northern Pinellas County has reported 13 residents and eight staff members have tested positive for coronavirus. St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor is the latest facility to see a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases within the last week, according to an email exchange between the county administrator’s office and county commissioners Monday.
PALM HARBOR — Throughout the Tampa Bay area and across the country, hundreds of businesses and organizations have suffered, or been forced to close, while others have seen the need for their services grow during the coronavirus pandemic.
PALM HARBOR — Curlew Hills Memory Gardens has offered a livestreaming option for online viewing of its funerals, visitations and other services for nearly a decade.
Tarpon Springs officials aren't content to let local merchants wait for outside help. Therefore, city commissioners approved a Small Business Endurance Grant that would provide a $1,000 one-time payment to support small businesses experiencing hardships related to COVID-19.
As church leaders throughout the country have been scrambling to find new ways to connect to their congregation, as well as draw new members, many have embraced the challenge of switching to hosting online services.
DUNEDIN — While preparing for all non-essential city employees to work from home, and keeping only critical workers on duty during the coronavirus pandemic, city commissioners tried their best to plan for the future, when downtown will be bustling again and even have a new Fresh Market in summer.
With the announcement of Coca-Cola Co. leaving the Dunedin area, a lot of people were shocked but started wondering what will happen to the historic concentrate building and the surrounding 20 acres that are so rich in community history. Many community residents do not know that 2020-21 is t…
DUNEDIN — A toolbox of incentives may someday provide affordable housing, most likely for senior citizens, somewhere in this city.
DUNEDIN — The City Commission has approved a two-year contract extension with the Dunedin Golf Club Board of Directors to operate the city’s 93-year-old golf course, but not without major oversight by the city’s Recreation Department.
DUNEDIN — Dunedin commissioners decided its legal representation will have to go through another city attorney search after rejecting a contract offer by its current city attorney.
DUNEDIN — From traffic concerns to design issues to protection for rare wading birds, area residents and government officials March 11 spoke out on what they perceived were the ups and downs of the $77.22 million preferred alternative for the replacement of the Dunedin Causeway bridges.
When Major League Baseball, along with other professional sports leagues, ceased operations as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in mid-March, the move resulted in a premature end to spring training and left thousands of fans who traveled to the Sunshine State for the 2020 Grap…
DUNEDIN — Pinellas County beaches weren't the only ones to close starting March 21. In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced March 20 that it would be closing Honeymoon Island State Park and Caladesi Island in Dunedin for 14 days.
TARPON SPRINGS — As the clock neared 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, Five Branches Brewing co-owner Ramey Simpson poured the final glasses of beer for the small crowd gathered around his bar, located at 531 Athens St. on the Sponge Docks.
OLDSMAR – One day before the Pinellas County municipal elections, the Oldsmar City Council convened for an emergency meeting to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and declare a state of emergency in the city.
DUNEDIN — The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s annual Student, Member and Faculty show — a trio of exhibitions titled #SMF — will get underway with an opening reception Friday, March 6, 6 to 8 p.m., at the center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin.
DUNEDIN — Visitors to Dunedin’s popular downtown tourist mecca can expect to see an extensive amount of improvement projects taking place in the Community Redevelopment District the next few years.
DUNEDIN — Players from the Dunedin High School baseball team, their parents and supporters are crying foul with having to play home games in Clearwater after being locked out of Englebert Recreation Center fields while the Toronto Blue Jays build a training complex.
DUNEDIN — Streamlining and improving the code enforcement process to strike a balance between compliance and enforcement is now a major focus of city officials.