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“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.

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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

A group of Pinellas County animal rescue organizations are working together to find homes for 14 dogs and cats rescued from the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm that devastated the commonwealth early last month.

Compassion Kind, a St. Petersburg organization dedicated to global relief work that helps both humans and animals, is spearheading the project.

October brings out the ghost, goblins and haunted stories to celebrate Halloween on Oct 31. Dunedin is no exception, playing tricks and treats and celebrating Halloween or “All Hallows Eve Night” as long as we have been a town since 1899.

DUNEDIN — As a student in the University of Tampa’s entrepreneurial program, last year Belicia Adams was tasked with creating a concept for a new business. When she began brainstorming ideas for the project, she knew she wanted to focus on two areas: art and giving back to the community.

DUNEDIN — After about two years of searching for a city clerk, and interviews with several applicants, city commissioners unanimously decided to offer the job to Rebecca Schlichter, deputy town clerk of Garner, North Carolina.

DUNEDIN — City officials enter the 2020 fiscal year cautiously optimistic about the city’s economic outlook, as they worry about the potential of a future plateauing economy while taking on major construction projects.

Local fans of the Toronto Blue Jays and visitors from Canada have a lot to look forward to this spring. The team will be playing in a stadium and training facility that have been renovated to the tune of $102 million, a project that has the team’s director of Florida operations “extremely excited” about the team’s future here.

The Curlew Hills 9/11 memorial ceremony attracted a large crowd who come to the Palm Harbor site to pay respects and honor the victims of the tragedy.

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