The regional affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — one of the nation’s busiest — recently marked its 700th home build, adding some 100 affordable properties since just 2019 and set to maintain that momentum in the coming year.
PINELLAS PARK — Amid concern that the area’s seniors are lagging the statewide average in getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, Pinellas County is receiving 8,000 more doses of vaccine in the next week.
There was little pomp and plenty of unusual circumstances surrounding the first of 16 graduation ceremonies for Pinellas County high schools July 7 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.
LARGO — For the past three months, Habitat for Humanity has been unable to use one of its key tools in helping to build homes: volunteers.
PINELLAS PARK — The grounds at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market, once plentiful with a din of humanity, cars and wares to be sold, sit empty and lonesome now, vacant of their once boisterous clamor.
I made the call around 6:30 a.m. and the Zumpe family grudgingly tumbled out of bed Jan. 25, with some muffled complaints about having to get up early on a Saturday morning after a full week of school. As usual, I had been awake since before 3 a.m.
PINELLAS PARK — The city of Pinellas Park is launching a campaign from May 4-8 with the goal of distributing 20,000 surgical masks to assist local small businesses of 25 or less employees in their efforts of restarting the local economy.
PINELLAS PARK — After receiving a flood of responses in its first three days, the city of Pinellas Park announced Thursday it was no longer accepting applications for its small business grant program.
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.
PINELLAS PARK — The American Legion Post 104 and the city of Pinellas Park will host Coral Head MusicFest on Saturday, Nov. 2, noon to 11 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 Dave McKay Way, Pinellas Park.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas is embarking on its most ambitious project yet after recently acquiring a 7.3-acre piece of land in Pinellas Park for $2.1 million. Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas, said the plan will be to build 75 single-family homes on the land at the northeast corner of 68th Street and 62nd Avenue North.
LARGO – At least four of the Democrats vying to replace Rick Scott as governor will take the stage for a debate Saturday, June 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Pinellas Park High School auditorium, 6305 118th Ave. N., Largo.
PINELLAS PARK – Candidates for Pinellas County Commission will speak and answer questions on Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m., in the Mainlands of Tamarac Unit 5 Clubhouse, located at 4275 Mainlands Blvd.
For a decade, Bruce To had a dream of building his own soccer complex that would be accessible to players of all ages, financial situations and skill levels. In November, To finally realized that dream when he transformed a former Pinellas Park junkyard into the BT Sports Academy, a state-of-the-art soccer facility that includes four outdoor soccer fields. When he’s done with construction, it will also include two indoor fields, a 4,000-square-foot fitness training center and gym, meeting rooms, and Hat Trick, a restaurant and sports bar.
PINELLAS PARK – Bayfront Health St. Petersburg recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction for the new Bayfront Health ER – Pinellas Park.
PINELLAS PARK – Amber Glen Equine Wellness Center will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m., at 6091 102nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park.
Construction of a new Public Works operation center should be completed by mid-January, said Steve Majko, the city’s director of fleet and facilities. The new facility, being built at 6250 82nd Ave. N., will streamline the Public Works department.
Fine art photographer Dylan Todd is the latest artist to join the roster at the Studios@5663 in the Pinellas Arts Village, which spans from Park Station along the 5600 and 5700 blocks of Park Boulevard.
With the Florida Senior Games underway in Clearwater, Humana, sponsor of the annual competition, has named a Pinellas Park resident one of four Humana Game Changers.
Four candidates have qualified to run for City Council in the March 13 general election. Voters will choose between incumbent Sandra Bradbury and challenger Donna Saxer for the role of mayor.
Two decades after its humble beginnings, Emerald City Comics & Collectibles has become a pop culture mega store in the Pinellas Park area known for its events, which include cosplay gatherings, release parties and author and artist meet and greets.
PINELLAS PARK – City councilors passed an ordinance permitting medical marijuana dispensing facilities in zoning districts that allow retail uses and medical marijuana treatment centers at its Oct. 26 meetings. This was the second and final reading of the ordinance.
The Studios@5663, located at 5663 Park Blvd. in the middle of the Pinellas Arts Village, welcomes several new artists into its fold, including Catherine Gomez.
PINELLAS PARK – As the holiday season approaches, the city is gearing up for one of its biggest annual events – the Pinellas Park Christmas Parade, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.
Growing up, Rick Paul always had a love of magic. And as an adult, he even performed regularly at local events – mostly birthday parties and other gatherings.
Like many individuals around the country, a group of several friends in St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park were horrified as they heard the news about the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people and wounded 58 others.
While many Pinellas County residents attempted to stay out of Hurricane Irma’s reach by evacuating the area or prepping their homes and remaining indoors, Bottles Pub’s staff opened the bar during the Sept. 10 storm for those with nowhere else to go.
The Pinellas Park Rotary Club has had a long-term relationship with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School, predominantly by donating money to teachers for classroom supplies and volunteering at events.
Erin Stoy was just 10 years old when her father, Ron Stoy, opened the first Sound Exchange independent record store in Tampa on North Nebraska Avenue in 1987.
The Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 151 of Split Pines Service Unit decided to put their own spin on the Little Free Libraries that have popped up all over the country for their Bronze Award project this summer.
For nearly 20 years, the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N., has helped residents and visitors relive the golden era of film through monthly Wurlitzer pipe organ concerts held every third Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.