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SEMINOLE — The first week of May was a tragic one for a Seminole nursing facility. Thirteen more residents of Freedom Square of Seminole died between May 2-7 from COVID-19, according to District 6 Medical Examiner’s office reports.

Joanne Kennedy was fully prepared to open her Indian Rocks Beach hair salon this past Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order had forced her business to be closed for a month, but she was certain that was going to end when he made his announcement April 29.

The death toll at two Pinellas County nursing facilities beleaguered by outbreaks of the novel coronavirus continues to mount. According to reports from the District Six Medical Examiner’s office, 12 residents of Freedom Square of Seminole and four from St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor have now died.

The number of positive cases of coronavirus at a Seminole nursing facility continues to rise. Freedom Square executive director Michael Mason announced Sunday that 39 of the facility’s residents and patients have tested positive for the virus, 56 have tested negative, and test results for 29 are still pending.

Three elderly residents of a Seminole nursing and rehabilitation facility have died from complications of coronavirus, the company’s executive director said on Friday. He added that 36 patients at the facility have tested positive for the respiratory disease, 53 patients have tested negative, and six tests are still pending.

SEMINOLE — S.S. White Technologies, a local manufacturing company, has shown its creative and fighting spirits by setting up a quick production line to make face masks and distribute them free of cost.

SEMINOLE — Forced to temporarily close because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fluff’s Stuff Re-Tail for Rescue, a Seminole thrift shop that supports the advocacy work of the nonprofit Fluff Animal Rescue, will host daily virtual auctions for the foreseeable future.

SEMINOLE — Because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seminole City Council and city administrators have postponed the Pow Wow Festival & Parade, which was set to run Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15, at the Seminole Recreation Center.

SEMINOLE — As part of the summer Freshman Transition Program, in addition to getting to know each other and the school, incoming Seminole High School students are also asked to come up with a way to improve the school.

SEMINOLE — Seminole city staff is designing signage for Waterfront Park to let the public know where to find various elements of the park, located next to Home Depot on Park Boulevard.

SEMINOLE — On top of recognizing their 10th anniversary since forming, the Seminole Sharks had another reason to celebrate this season: the team took home the Lightning High School Hockey League championship for the first time.

SEMINOLE — More than 200 students attending Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School at Seminole collaborated with the Pinellas County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit organization, to build the components for 40 bunk beds donated to families and children in need.

The skies were blue and the breeze was cool and the frivolity was abundant Feb. 22 during the annual Blessed Sacrament Carnival in Seminole.

SEMINOLE — As the owners of the former Tides Golf Club, 11832 66th Ave., seek a land-use change for the property in hopes of building 273 detached single-family homes on the site, Pinellas County staff announced the upcoming hearing schedule regarding the development plans at a Feb. 19 commu…

The Seminole High School boys basketball team had plenty to celebrate on Feb. 14. The Warhawks hit the game-winning shot with one second left to beat Palmetto High School 58-57 and win the district championship for only the fourth time in school history. Seminole moves on to the regional qua…

The Seminole High School softball team received a $20,000 grant from the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation last weekend during the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational event in Clearwater. The grant was part of the company’s Sports Matter initiative to help fund worthy local teams. Nike als…

A Seminole family was displaced after a large tree crashed through their roof as a band of intense storms moved through the Tampa Bay area the night of Feb. 6. “There was a tornado warning and then two minutes later, everything fell down,” said David Freeman, who lives at the home on Oakdale Terrace with his family.

Residents who live near Orange Grove Elementary School shared their concerns about traffic in the area at the Jan. 28 Seminole City Council meeting.

Speeding, signage and lighting were the main issues discussed during the public comment portions of the meeting.

Earth Fare, which specializes in organic and natural foods, operates two full-service supermarkets in Pinellas County. The store at Seminole City Center opened in September 2016, while the Oldsmar location at the Woodlands Square Plaza celebrated its grand opening in October 2017.

The city of Seminole celebrates its 50th anniversary of incorporation in 2020 with a full calendar of events throughout the year. The yearlong celebration kicked off with a special presentation hosted by the Seminole Historical Society.

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