St. Francis of Assisi, Old Catholic Church finds home
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 — Name this town: It’s the oldest settlement on the west coast of Florida between Cedar Key and Key West and was home to Pinellas County’s first radio station.
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 — Gregory Brady proves you don’t have to be a city commissioner to initiate great change and get things accomplished in Dunedin — you just have to dedicate yourself to be involved in the community.
DUNEDIN — Projects that include the possibility of converting Stirling Links Golf Course into a city park and building a fire-training facility, an aquatics center and new dog park are all included in a five-year municipal business plan designed to meet the Dunedin’s “five epic goals.”
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 — One thing most people could agree on at a town hall on architectural design concepts for the new City Hall-Municipal Services complex was that they did not want an institutionalized, government-looking building.
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.
DUNEDIN — The city is on the move, soon physically as well as philosophically, with plans to lease office space in a commercial center at 1415 Pinehurst Road along San Christopher Drive while its new City Hall-Municipal Services complex is being built.
For almost 100 years, Dunedin had its own police department. In 1899, our first elected town marshal was A. J. Grant, and as time went on the department continued to grow. In 1926, Dunedin elected to become a city and Rhada L. Chalk was appointed its first police chief, charged with establis…
DUNEDIN — A local daughter-mother team is offering relief from sweltering hot days of summer with the opening of their Dunedin Frozen Yogurt Factory in the heart of downtown at 457 Main St., near Flanagan’s Irish Pub and Stirling Wine.
DUNEDIN — The city had its heart in the right place, setting aside $140,000 to fund grants to local nonprofit organizations, but funding issues sent the process spiraling into confusion that twice resulted in dramatic cuts to two major organizations: the Dunedin Fine Art Center and Historica…
DUNEDIN — One of the city’s most popular parks, John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park, is slated to get a facelift during a two-year project scheduled for completion in 2021.
City Manager Jennifer Bramley, 54, started working for the city of Dunedin in September 2017. She formerly was the assistant city manager for the city of Coral Springs. Her husband, David, is director of operations/talent for CX Insurance Services in St. Petersburg. The Bramleys’ son, Steven…
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.
DUNEDIN — Those who crave authentic dishes from the Louisiana Gulf Coast, such as Cajun poutine, andouille sausage, crawfish etouffee, flavorful jambalaya or spicy gumbo, don’t have to venture far from downtown.
DUNEDIN — The Dunedin Blue Jays’ 2019 Charity Bowling Tournament on July 13 helped raise $10,500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay.
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.
DUNEDIN — Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski believes that the county’s transportation infrastructure needs to be improved to keep up with the increase in tourists coming to the area.
DUNEDIN — Revised plans for a new City Hall and municipal services complex, with a shorter parking garage and potential room for a privately owned cinema bistro restaurant, were further tweaked at the June 20 City Commission meeting.
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 — This city is doing better than the county and state in most categories when it comes to providing good affordable housing, but it must prepare to provide shelter for its growing population of senior citizens in the next several years, a study says.
DUNEDIN — A tasty era of the Scone Age has arrived in downtown Dunedin, in the form of a bakery café on Skinner Boulevard adjacent to the Pinellas Trail.
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.
DUNEDIN — From looking at her dazzling smile, and knowing about her athletic conquests, one would never guess Wendy Collins Hoogsteden was one of the estimated 780,000 people in the U.S. who suffered from the excruciating painful effects of Crohn’s Disease or was one of the 907,000 who was a…
DUNEDIN — Downtown Dunedin now boasts its own version of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, aptly named Dipped & Sprinkled Chocolate Café, featuring distinctively created sweet treats handcrafted from Belgian chocolates, at 350 Main St. and the Pinellas Trail.
DUNEDIN — Residents and commissioners drove home a few concerns and identified some bumps in the road when discussing the transformation of Skinner Boulevard, from Bass Boulevard to Alt. U.S. 19 at a recent City Commission meeting.
DUNEDIN — Concerns over the potential for uncontrolled growth that could ruin this city’s quaint charms were among major issues of concern for Dunedin residents that participated in a recent survey conducted for the city by RDS Research Data.
DUNEDIN — After several hours of wrestling with design concepts, city commissioners agreed that a new 37,445-square-foot City Hall-Municipal Services Complex and Technical Services Building should be built on the east side of city-owned property bounded by Milwaukee Avenue, Virginia Street, …
DUNEDIN — Sometime during next spring break, visitors to downtown Dunedin may be surprised to see a driverless mini-bus ambling along Main Street.
DUNEDIN — City officials are frustrated over some “one-sided” media reports stemming from foreclosure action taken against a property owner who has accrued almost $30,000 in unpaid code-enforcement fines.
It felt like winning the World Series for city officials and the Toronto Blue Jays as they broke ground on an extensive modernization project for Dunedin Stadium and put plans into motion to transform the Vanech Sports Complex into a state-of-the-art baseball training center.
DUNEDIN — City officials are looking to place additional licensing requirements on vacation rentals while making property owners provide local oversight.
CLEARWATER — Some of the 13-member Forward Pinellas Board expressed concerns April 10 about design elements included in a complete streets project in the city of Dunedin.
DUNEDIN — After enjoying 30 years as a successful attorney handling health care law, and addressing senior citizen, women’s and employment issues in New Jersey, Theo Tamborlane decided to relocate to Dunedin to reflect all the images she had seen and emotion she felt on canvas.