SEMINOLE —Longtime city councilor Bob Matthews died of gastric cancer March 18. He was 75.
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 – When councilors voted to purchase two pavilions for Waterfront Park for approximately $159,000 at the Feb. 11 Seminole City Council meeting, several members of council expressed concerns over the project.
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.
As the city of Seminole turns 50, the Pow Wow Parade & Festival honors this historic milestone at the annual community event, this year held Friday through Sunday, March 13-15, at Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center.
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 — In 2018, in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which devastated much of Puerto Rico, the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake took its first humanitarian trip to the United States territory.
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.
SEMINOLE – Councilor Bob Matthews was honored as the 2020 Mr. Seminole at the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards ceremony Feb. 22 at the city’s Parkview Room.
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…
SEMINOLE — The Seminole High School boys soccer team’s state championship journey ended with a 2-1 loss against Lely High School at home Feb. 19.
SEMINOLE — In the mid-1960s, when Thornton “Duke” Doudna retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 21 years of service, he followed his sister and brother-in-law to Pinellas County.
SEMINOLE — With a 3-2 win against Cape Coral High School at home Feb. 15, the Seminole High School boys varsity soccer team advances to the Elite 8 in the state championship tournament.
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…
SEMINOLE — City Council members approved the purchase of two pavilions for Waterfront Park, located on Park Boulevard next to Home Depot, on Feb. 11.
SEMINOLE — Local volunteers working with the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, a Chicago-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to music education advocacy, will host an instrument drive Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 to 5 p.m., at Seminole Elks Lodge #2519, 10717 Seminole Blvd.
Lenora Gauthier had been regularly traveling to Uganda for five years when she decided to make a permanent move there and dedicate her life to uplifting the war-torn country.
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.
Two weeks after their home was lost to not one, but two fires, the Seminole community continues to rally around Richard and April Bickart. “We lost everything,” April said.
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.
It’s always a thrill for area soccer fans when the Seminole High School and Osceola Fundamental High School boys’ varsity teams compete, and their latest match did not disappoint.
As part of the city’s 50th anniversary kickoff event Jan. 22, the Seminole Historical Society unveiled a replica of the Seminole Water Tower that was demolished in 2017.
CLEARWATER — In a move being touted as a win-win for everyone, Pinellas County commissioners agreed unanimously Jan. 14 to purchase the former Baypointe Golf Course at 9399 Commodore Drive in Seminole.
At the Jan. 14 Seminole City Council meeting, Mayor Leslie Waters recognized Councilor Bob Matthews on his Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Award for serving as a member of the TBRPC for more than 20 years.
Michael Meidel, Pinellas County’s director of economic development, told attendees of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s Jan. 14 Board of Directors installation “that the (economic) state of the county is strong.”
City Manager Ann Toney-Deal debuted a new jingle celebrating Seminole’s 50th anniversary of incorporation this year during the Jan. 14 City Council meeting.
Years before he partnered with Peter Hofstra in 1976 to found DeLoach Hofstra + Cavonis, PA, and Seminole Title Company, Dennis R. DeLoach Jr. played an integral role in the formation of the city of Seminole.
With numerous changes last year — new staff, a new facility, new programming — 2019 was a year of “transition” for the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, said Jim Olliver, the outgoing chair and president, at the chamber’s Board of Directors installation luncheon Jan. 14 at the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus.
TTGC LLC, which owns the former Tides Golf Club, 11832 66th Ave., demolished the Tides Clubhouse on the property Jan. 9.
The development group, led by managing partner Ron Carpenter, submitted plans to build Restoration Bay, which will consist of 273 detached single-family homes, on the property to Pinellas County July 23.
Horses for Handicapped is currently crowdfunding the money it needs to purchase a replacement for Hagrid and offset the cost of his medical bills.
The Seminole Historical Society, working with the city, kicks off Seminole’s yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary of incorporation with a special presentation at the Parkview Room in City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.
Clarence Faucett grew up playing baseball and softball, a passion that continued into adulthood. He played competitively even into his 70s and 80s as part of St. Petersburg’s Kids & Kubs senior program.
Seminole Recreation hosts its Fit Over 50 Health and Wellness Expo Thursday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N.
SEMINOLE — The Rotary Club of Seminole Lake’s Red Sled initiative raised $32,000 in toy and monetary donations for the foster children in the care of Eckerd Connects.
Seminole City Council members were eager to take on the role of “suspect” in a murder mystery event that’s part of the city’s upcoming year-long 50th anniversary celebration.
SEMINOLE —At its Dec. 10 meeting, Seminole City Council authorized City Manager Ann Toney-Deal to execute a one-year extension of professional engineering services agreements with three firms.