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ST. PETERSBURG — Bay Pines VA Health Care System Volunteer Services was instrumental in securing two grants from the Armed Forces Families Foundation for projects that directly benefit veterans and staff.

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"Life is winning." That's the message Vice President Mike Pence sounded Wednesday afternoon while speaking to members of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life group, at Starkey Road Baptist Church in Largo.

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg College has released its preliminary “comeback plan” and guidelines for the Fall 2020 Term.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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…

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