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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.

OLDSMAR — It’s roughly one year into Eric Seidel’s term as mayor, and his campaign pledge to get the long-awaited development of the downtown district off the ground is quickly taking shape.

OLDSMAR — On Jan. 14, three candidates vying for Oldsmar City Council Seat 3 in the March 17 special election were scheduled to participate in a candidate forum hosted by the Pinellas County League of Women Voters.

Elected officials and community members gathered outside Oldsmar City Hall on Dec. 3 to flip the switch on the Christmas tree.

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.

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.

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…

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

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.

OLDSMAR — In many ways, Doug Bevis’ final meeting as Oldsmar mayor March 5 epitomized his tenure. He made some people laugh and he made some people cry, and in the process, he made some people realize why he was such a perfect, if unconventional, leader for the city for the past six years.

OLDSMAR – After the City Council rejected a developer’s request for an extension on a proposal to build a 50-unit town home community on four acres of city-owned land near the Oldsmar Public Library last summer, Mayor Doug Bevis said the property was too valuable to support a project that wa…

When Mike Boylan began tracking weather as a hobby nearly 15 years ago, he never imagined that one day he’d have half a million people relying on him for their weather forecast. The Oldsmar resident is still surprised that his Facebook page, Mike’s Weather Page, boasts more than 500,000 followers.

OLDSMAR – After years of quiet election cycles filled with automatic reappointments and little turnover on the City Council, Oldsmar voters will have some decisions to make on Election Day, March 12.

OLDSMAR – The craft beer craze in Florida is still going strong, with a reported 397 percent increase in craft breweries in the Sunshine State over the last six years.

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