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OLDSMAR — The Oldsmar Town Center project has undergone so many incarnations and iterations over the past decade-plus that, at this point, it feels like the only thing that’s been running longer is “60 Minutes.”

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Typically when spring training ends, Major League Baseball players pack up their bats and gloves and head north for the start of the regular season and the highly anticipated Opening Day. But this being 2021, which so far has been a slightly less crazy version of 2020, traditions are out the window.

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Bunnies are nice and all, but, hey, this is Florida, so we've got to mix in a gator or two. About a hundred children and parents got a bit of both April 3 when they visited the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor for an Easter egg hunt event that also included gator shows.

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DUNEDIN — Some city commissioners March 31 framed their reason for voting to award a $20 million bid for the construction of a new city hall and parking lot in two words: "It's time."

TARPON SPRINGS — There’s little doubt most Tarpon Springs residents, business owners and civic leaders want the city to resume hosting special events following a yearlong hiatus due to the coronavirus.

Dunedin has many things it is famous for such as our many craft breweries, the alligator tank, the pram, Honeymoon Island and our exciting and busy downtown and Pinellas Trail. But few people know that we had a world-famous manufacturing company in Dunedin known as the Anderson Band Saw Co.

Due to rain and conflicting events in February, the Dunedin Museum postponed History Comes Alive until next year at the end of February. However, on Saturday, April 24, starting at 11 a.m., the museum is still planning an event to get individuals to participate in the Dunedin National Treasu…

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OLDSMAR — With two candidates vying for a single council seat, Oldsmar’s 2021 municipal election didn’t boast the juice of a mayoral race or the buzz generated by a multi-seat, multi-candidate showdown. 

DUNEDIN — City Manager Jennifer Bramley said as she was working in her yard on a recent Sunday, somebody came by and asked if her she would like to sell her house.

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Following an offseason of uncertainty coming on the heels of a coronavirus-shortened 2020 spring training season, Major League Baseball announced the 2021 Grapefruit League season will begin Sunday, Feb. 28, with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies set to kick off the home portio…

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OLDSMAR — One of the best ways to get to know candidates vying for local office is through candidate forums. Unfortunately, many municipalities decided to forgo the traditional meet-and-greets this year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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LARGO — Creative Pinellas has announced the completion of a new mural at the intersection of Belcher and Alderman roads in Palm Harbor. The location was chosen after nearby residents expressed interest to Pinellas County in the use of public art as a deterrent to graffiti, as the wall was fr…

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DUNEDIN — In a letter dated Jan. 22, Eric MacNeill, president of the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, announced the cancellation of the 2021 Dunedin Highland Games and Festival. The event had been tentatively scheduled for April.

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LARGO — Pinellas County commissioners voted no to a request to vacate a right-of-way in Palm Harbor due to a number of issues including encroachment by the petitioners onto public property.

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Lingering structural defects with the packed-earth track forced officials to decide whether to abandon the $2.3 million facility or rebuild it. The Oldsmar City Council agreed last month it was more important to keep it.

TARPON SPRINGS — Like many cities in Pinellas County and around the country, Tarpon Springs has a sizable homeless population, with several local churches, places like the Shepherd Center and a police department outreach program dedicated to assisting the city’s homeless on a daily basis.

TARPON SPRINGS — AdventHealth North Pinellas is now offering the innovative Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed by giving surgeons the ability to plan procedures …

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A lot has transpired in the country and the world since the Bucs beat the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego on Jan. 26, 2003. One thing hasn’t changed since the team’s last title — the attitude of the Bucs’ loyal fan base.

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