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The Seminole City Council unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement between the city of Seminole and the Seminole Professional Firefighters Local 2896 for fiscal years 2020-2022 at its Oct. 8 meeting. During last year’s collective bargaining, Local 2896 declared an impasse May 30, 2018, bringing negotiations to a standstill.

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Kimmy Chandler and her family have always been animal lovers. She's parlayed that love into her work, creating Fluff Animal Rescue, which is is celebrating the grand opening of Fluff’s Stuff Re-Tail for Rescue, a thrift and consignment store Saturday, Oct. 12.

A group of Pinellas County animal rescue organizations are working together to find homes for 14 dogs and cats rescued from the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm that devastated the commonwealth early last month.

Compassion Kind, a St. Petersburg organization dedicated to global relief work that helps both humans and animals, is spearheading the project.

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SEMINOLE — Since opening its doors in 2015, the Seminole Historical Society Museum, located in Seminole City Park at 7464 Ridge Rd., has been an ever-evolving space. Every few months, new artifacts, exhibits and displays highlighting the city’s history have been added to its ranks.

Last month, the Seminole Historical Society unveiled the museum’s newest additions – two interactive kiosks that allow visitors to utilize a touchscreen to learn about different aspects of the city.

Five candidates are vying for seats on Seminole City Council in the 2019 election. Three candidates — incumbent Thomas Barnhorn, along with Jim Olliver and Kelly Wissing — are running for two open council seats. Meanwhile, incumbent Leslie Waters is running against first-time contender Darren Clark for mayor.

SEMINOLE — Thanks to the ingenuity and dedication of the school’s head of grounds and maintenance, Keswick Christian School unveiled a new playground to Seminole city leaders, parents and its elementary school students Sept. 6.

SEMINOLE — City councilors approved an $8,500 settlement agreement in the case of Open Access for All, Inc. and Andres Gomez v. the city of Seminole regarding the city website’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliancy.

In November 2015, the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole planted 24 American flags in front of Seminole City Hall for its first Field of Honor. Each flag in the patriotic display was sponsored by individuals throughout the community and honored a different veteran. The display has grown significantly since then, and five years later, the Kiwanis are preparing for its largest Field of Honor yet — 419 flags flying in front of city hall and the adjacent Seminole Post Office.

SEMINOLE – During a conversation with her guidance counselor at the end of last school year, Seminole High School junior Tori Foltz learned there are a number of students who can’t afford to buy yearbooks.

“If they can’t afford yearbooks, I’m sure they can’t afford other things, like senior breakfast and grad night and senior prom and other things,” said Foltz, 15. “It just did not sit right with me.”

SEMINOLE – While St. Petersburg College Seminole campus students wait for this semester’s financial aid to be disbursed, Student Government has set up a pop-up food pantry to address the needs of food insecure students at the school.

Five candidates have qualified to run for seats on Seminole City Council in the 2019 election. Three candidates — incumbent Thomas Barnhorn along with Jim Olliver and Kelly Wissing — will run for two open council seats. Meanwhile, incumbent Leslie Waters will run against contender Darren Clark for mayor.

Nearly 300 people turned out for a special hearing where the Seminole City Council made the final decisions regarding the contract between the firefighters' union and the city. At the special hearing, the council sided with the city’s negotiating team on one of the major issues — wages. Councilors approved the city’s proposal for a 5 percent increase on base wages effective that evening. They did not discuss a wage progression plan or slotting system, which the firefighters supported.

SEMINOLE —As the city prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation next year, former Seminole Mayor Dottie Reeder, chair of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee, discussed various events planned in 2020 at the July 9 Seminole City Council meeting.

Seminole Middle School was presented with the Promising Practices Award, a national award to honor schools for their work in character education, at the Florida Character Education Conference June 7.

When Krysten Strauser was 10 years old, her parents operated a snow cone food truck. During summer breaks and on weekends, she’d join them as they drove around the Tampa Bay area, setting up in Walmart parking lots, strip malls and outlet shopping centers.

“It was a great experience learning about how to run a business as a kid,” she said.

SEMINOLE — Homeowners that live next to the former Tides Golf Club have filed an appeal against Pinellas County’s decision to issue a demolition permit to the property’s owners, the Tides Development Group.

Mayor Leslie Waters and Vice Mayor Trish Springer have joined forces to collect school supplies for area students this summer.

Donation drop-off boxes are located at Seminole City Hall, 9199 113th St. and Springer’s employer, Hartselle Insurance, which is located in the Seminole Financial Centre, 8200 113th St., #201.

Before he could even walk, Logan Hofstetter was in the water.

The Largo native grew up just a short drive from Indian Rocks Beach, where his family, avid beachgoers, spent much of their time.

His father and uncle, professional triathletes, were both surfers as well. So Logan’s natural affinity for the water is in his blood, he said.

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