MADEIRA BEACH — The speed limit on the Tom Stuart Causeway could soon be lowered from 40 mph to 35 mph.  The City Commission passed a resolution at its Jan. 14 meeting that officially requests the Florida Department of Transportation reduce the causeway speed limit from Gulf Boulevard to Duhme Road. The resolution says the…

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INDIAN SHORES — There is “A Way Out” of domestic violence. The critically acclaimed documentary by the same name will be presented on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian Shores Municipal Center in the 4th floor community center. It is open to the public. The Indian Shores Police Department is sponsoring the presentation.…

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REDINGTON SHORES — An increase in the county sewer rate will be passed on to residents, town commissioners decided at their Jan. 8 meeting. The rate hike is 9.5% each year for the next four years. By the fourth year, the rates will be 43% higher than they are now. The town has absorbed past…

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TREASURE ISLAND — If you need an example of why we love living in Florida, look no further than Treasure Island this weekend. While people up north are bundled up in jackets or bogged down in snow, we can go to the beach and watch competitors from around the country show off their kite-flying skills.…

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ST. PETERSBURG — When Krista Clark moved to Florida several years ago, she had never seen the ocean. Although she landed in Orlando, far from the coasts, she decided shortly after her move that this was something she wanted to change. She looked at a map, found Apollo Beach in Hillsborough County and drove toward…

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NORTH REDINGTON BEACH — The town Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to pass two ordinances that address overflow beach parking Dec. 12. Parking fines are going up from $25 to $50 per violation. Mayor Bill Queen explained that the old $25 parking fine was not enough of a deterrent to keep people from parking…

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REDINGTON SHORES — If you own beachfront property in Redington Shores, you have probably received a letter from town officials urging you to install sea turtle-friendly lighting or pay a fine. Redington Shores, Madeira Beach, Indian Shores, and other Pinellas County beaches also have turtle-light ordinances, designed to reduce bright lighting that confuses egg-laying turtles…

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INDIAN SHORES — Sand erosion on Florida’s beaches is an ongoing concern. Three speakers addressed subjects relevant to Florida’s beaches and industry at the Dec. 4 meeting of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council held in the Indian Shores Municipal Center. Pepper Uchino, president of Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association, discussed environmental issues; John E.…

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The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association is proud to be partnering with the Beach Art Center and Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty to host the Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 14th from 12 to 6 PM. The tour, sponsored by Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, will begin at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd,…

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ST. PETE BEACH — Food truck vendors may soon feel more welcome in town after city commissioners reduce the first-year permit fee for them to serve residents. While a formal hearing to change the city’s fee ordinance relating to food trucks will be considered at a later date, commissioners debated the move at their Nov.…

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