LARGO — The Rotary Club of Largo will hold its 24th annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser Friday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Central Park Performing Arts Center. At the event that benefits local children’s charities, local vendors will offer up plenty of chocolate to sample as patrons enjoy music, a silent…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the City of Largo Environmental Services will break ground on a new operations building. LARGO, FL – Building resilient communities includes attention to the physical infrastructure thatenables Largo to function effectively and efficiently. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the City of Largo Environmental Services will break ground on a new operations building…

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Fans of Dressbarn are running out of time to shop at the women’s clothing store. TAMPA, FL — Fans of Dressbarn are running out of time to shop at the women’s clothing store. Four Tampa Bay Dressbarn locations are among 544 stores that began liquidation sales on Friday. Dressbarn announced earlier last week that it…

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1754 Properties​, a South Florida-based owner and manager of hotels, has acquired TradeWinds Island Resorts​. ST. PETE BEACH, FL — 1754 Properties, a South Florida-based owner and manager of hotels, has acquired TradeWinds Island Resorts. The sale includes the 25.5-acre TradeWinds Island Grand, the largest beachfront resort in St. Pete Beach, and the 5.9-acre RumFish Beach Resort…

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A Largo resident who makes pet products from recycled plastic has been named a finalist in Amazon’s first Small Business Spotlight Awards. LARGO, FL — A single mom in Largo who started a company that makes dog harnesses and leashes from recycled water bottles has been named a finalist in Amazon’s first Small Business Spotlight Awards.…

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The City of Largo is encouraging residents, businesses and visitors to support the small business community during the month of November, also known as Largo Small Business Month. Now in it’s eighth year, the month-long celebration was created by the City Commission to promote awareness of the impact local businesses have on the quality of…

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Decision to demolish or rebuild likely months away REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. — Rusting, rotting and in ruin. A historic fishing pier continues to fall apart in Pinellas County’s Redington shores and plans to fix it or tear it down are taking much longer than expected. The Redington Long Pier, a historic staple since 1962, closed…

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TREASURE ISLAND — Treasure Island residents and local business owners Michele Smith and Laurie Davidson-Smith, along with business partner Paul Ingledue, are planning to renovate a former laundry facility into an upscale event space. The building that locals once knew as the Blue Ribbon Laundry at 13435 Gulf Blvd. in Madeira Beach is due to…

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LARGO — Jon Weaver’s pinball obsession started early. By the time he was 9 years old, he was busing tables at his father’s restaurant in Indiana. He earned 25 cents for each table he cleared and he used the money to play the pinball machines that stood at the front of the restaurant. “Every single…

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