Funds raised will benefit animal rescue work 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. All funds raised will benefit the organization’s animal…

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Mayor-elect and new commissioner discuss priorities MADEIRA BEACH — The recent elections have brought a significant change to the makeup of the city commission, and, potentially, to the direction of the city on a number of issues. The incumbent mayor, Maggi Black, chose not to seek reelection. She will be replaced by John Hendricks, who…

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As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Pinellas County food pantries are feeling the economic devastation caused by pandemic. Here are some area resources distributing food to those in need that could also use community support during these trying times. RCS Pinellas Food Bank, 700 Druid Road, Clearwater Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the…

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Visitors will not be admitted to inpatient units at Largo Medical Center and other HCA Healthcare West Florida hospitals, the company announced March 20. “With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rising in Florida and around the nation, we are further limiting access into our hospitals to help ensure that our patients, caregivers, and visitors…

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REDINGTON SHORES — The long-awaited demolition of the historic Redington Pier has begun. A “notice to mobilize on-site and to proceed with demolition” has been given to the contractor hired to do the work. Fencing was set up on March 13 with the actual teardown set to begin within a week, according to the contractor.…

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LARGO — How far should city officials go to enforce Largo’s recently enacted ordinance that bans the use of single-use plastics from being served at special events in city facilities and functions? That question was the subject of contention at the City Commission March 10 work session, with officials divided on how far the city…

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The Pinellas Community Foundation recently announced the establishment of its newest $10M donor-advised fund. From the City of Largo: The City of Largo recently applied for a grant from the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) and was awarded a $7,500 donor-funded grant from Senior Citizens Services, Inc. (SCS). The Community Development Department will use the grant…

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LARGO — When only two employees showed up to work at a Family Dollar store in Largo on March 18, police stepped in to work at the understaffed store. Officers just happened to be in the area when they noticed a large crowd gathering outside the store at 705 8th Ave SW, said Lt. Scott…

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ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Schools’ students will not be returning to class until at least April 15. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Department of Education extended the directive requiring all school districts in the state to remain closed on March 17. Students had been on an extended spring break with plans to return to…

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In response to the health situation with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s office is taking precautionary steps by consolidating offices and canceling some services through March 27. Beginning Tuesday, March 17-Friday, March 27, the Skyway office, 1067 62nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, and Gulf to Bay office, 1663 Gulf to…

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