Despite rumors to the contrary, city officials say the planned developments in Oldsmar’s downtown district are moving forward, with updates expected to be made before the City Council soon.
OLDSMAR — On Sept. 6, the Pinellas County Commission celebrated the completion of Brooker Creek South, the first industrial manufacturing building supported in part by the county’s Employment Sites Program (ESP). The developer, Harrod Properties Inc., constructed the facility at 500 Brooker …
Dozens of riders of all ages and skill levels and hundreds of spectators from all over the bay area attended the grand reopening of the Oldsmar BMX Supercross track on July 15.
OLDSMAR — Dozens of riders of all ages and skill levels and hundreds of spectators from all over the bay area attended the grand reopening of the Oldsmar BMX Supercross track on July 15.
After three years and a $3 million rebuild of the twin starting hills, Oldsmar’s BMX Supercross track is scheduled to reopen with a 6 p.m. ceremony Friday, July 15.
OLDSMAR — When Oldsmar officials on May 31 received an offer letter from Grady Pridgen, president of Pridgen Development and the owner of the Oldsmar Flea Market, expressing his desire to purchase a 6.2-acre city-owned lot on St. Petersburg Drive for $4.8 million, the City Council agreed to …
A 74-year-old Tampa Bay Downs trainer died Sunday of septic shock after a small cut got infected by bacteria in the waters of an Oldsmar beach, according to a statement Monday from the racetrack.
Lina Teixeira and incumbent David Allbritton capture seats in Clearwater City Council race. Commissioner Costa Vatikiotis will be the next mayor in Tarpon Springs.
OLDSMAR — Rockie Lynne recently returned to Oldsmar, as the country star led a convoy of motorcycles, big rigs and monster trucks to Veterans Memorial Park, part of his Tribute to the Troops Florida swing.
OLDSMAR — First, there was regular tourism, featuring activities and locations centered on sports, leisure and adventure. Then came ecotourism, or tourism directed toward the natural environment, such as the zipline aerial adventure park at Mobbly Bayou Preserve.
OLDSMAR — With the 2022 municipal election just a few days away, many Oldsmar voters have either mailed in their ballots or already decided who they plan to vote for on Tuesday, March 15.
OLDSMAR — Since 2001, the city says it has invited feedback from the community about downtown redevelopment more than 82 times at various public meetings.
OLDSMAR — The four candidates vying for two open Oldsmar City Council seats on March 15 faced each other for the first time during a candidates’ forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Pinellas County and the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 27.
Oldsmar and Safety Harbor have long enjoyed their relationship as sister cities sitting at the top of upper Tampa Bay, including the recent return of the long-running Mayors’ Breakfast.
SAFETY HARBOR — A record crowd packed the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa’s banquet hall on Dec. 3 as the popular Mayors’ Breakfast, a long-running event featuring the mayors of Safety Harbor and Oldsmar pouring coffee for charity, returned following a COVID cancellation in 2020.
PINELLAS PARK — Roughly two dozen leaders from several Pinellas County communities, including Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin, Oldsmar, and Indian Rocks Beach, recently convened on a newly mapped side street in Pinellas Park, but not for a legislative meeting.
OLDSMAR — On Saturday, June 26, Sharon Edwards and her small army of volunteers delivered thousands of pounds of food, dozens of pairs of socks, several boxes of toiletries and other supplies, plus hundreds of dollars in cash and gift cards, to Oldsmar Cares. The effort was the result of the monthlong Project POP Drop donation drive to benefit the nonprofit food pantry.
OLDSMAR — Oldsmar Mayor Eric Seidel and City Council Seat 2 holder Dan Saracki declared their intentions to run for mayor in the 2022 municipal election during the council meeting last week.
OLDSMAR — When Oldsmar’s Ordinance Review Committee conducted a review of city code with the purpose of streamlining language and bringing items up to date, it recommended giving pay raises to the five city council members, including the mayor, something that hadn’t been done since 2006.
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.”
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.
OLDSMAR — The city of Oldsmar became world renowned for all the wrong reasons after the North Pinellas community’s water treatment plant suffered a software breach over Super Bowl weekend.
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.
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.
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.
OLDSMAR — Prior to being elected in March 2019, Oldsmar Mayor Eric Seidel said the development of the downtown district was his top priority. When the City Council agreed to allow a local developer to build a boutique hotel, complete with rooftop bar and parking garage, on a portion of the 1…
OLDSMAR — City officials recently unveiled Oldsmar’s latest public art project on Dec. 8, as Mayor Eric Seidel led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for “Taking Flight,” a sculpture featuring 12-foot-tall stainless-steel wings and a base comprised of used Oldsmobile parts in homage to the city’s f…
OLDSMAR — Assistant City Manager Felicia Donnelly came to Oldsmar from Clearwater in 2017 with a master’s degree in urban and regional planning and a long list of accolades and accomplishments on her resume, including a recent stint as president of the Florida Recreation and Parks Association.
OLDSMAR — Determined not to let the coronavirus pandemic crush the holiday spirit, Oldsmar officials kicked off the 2020 holiday season with a virtual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 1.
OLDSMAR — Soon after then-Vice Mayor Linda Norris was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a three-car crash on Aug. 12, her Oldsmar City Council colleagues, including Mayor Eric Seidel, made a public plea for her to resign her Seat 1 position.
OLDSMAR — Post 12186, the first Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Oldsmar’s 104-year history, has been on a fast track to success ever since it was established by Cmdr. Dave Bear in spring 2019.
OLDSMAR — In 2015, the redesigned BMX Supercross track at what was then known as Canal Park was considered the crown jewel of Oldsmar’s budding sports tourism industry.
OLDSMAR — The road to installing Oldsmar’s first VFW post has been long and bumpy one. It began more than a year ago with meetings in the back of a local bar and lately has been full of obstacles related to the coronavirus pandemic.
CLEARWATER — Forward Pinellas Board members said yes to a request from the county to amend the countywide rules to return a land map category that was removed in 2015.
CLEARWATER — During a budget information session with Pinellas County commissioners May 28, representatives from East Lake and Palm Harbor shared reopening plans and talked about the effects of COVID-19 on their operations.
OLDSMAR — Like an army of elves working on Christmas Eve, a small group of Oldsmar residents led by Mayor Eric Seidel installed more than 300 American flags around town over Memorial Day weekend.
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.
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.
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.