Is it more important for children to have unstructured free time or a scheduled routine? Parents and experts share their opinions. I’m a free spirit, and if I had to do the same thing every day, I might go mad. It seems like my 4-year-old, who has inherited my curls and facial expressions, has 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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Largo Police K9 Officer Murphy is known for his dogged devotion to his job, but can he chase down the title of “America’s Top Dog?” LARGO, FL —Largo Police Department’s K9 Officer Murphy is known for his dogged devotion to his job, but can he chase down the title of “America’s Top Dog” on A&E’s…

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SEMINOLE — 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. This free event, “Present Remembering the Past,” will feature presentations by Mayor Leslie Waters,…

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SEMINOLE — 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. But in 2013, he was forced to take a break when his wife, who had Alzheimer’s, could no longer be…

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Pinellas County achieved the highest graduation rate among the state’s 10 largest districts. PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Pinellas County Schools is once again celebrating a record-high graduation rate for the 2018-19 school year. According to the official report just released by the Florida Department of Education, the Pinellas County Schools graduation rate rose to 88.44…

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SEMINOLE — Contract negotiations between the city of Seminole and Seminole Professional Firefighters Local 2896 dominated headlines in 2019. After more than a year of impasse, the Seminole City Council unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement between the city and Local 2896 for fiscal years 2020-2022 at its Oct. 8 meeting. During collective bargaining, Local…

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Engineers say they have reduced speed, volume of vehicles LARGO — One of the biggest complaints the city receives each year involves vehicles speeding in residential neighborhoods, according to elected officials and staff.  Much of that speeding is a result of drivers darting through side streets in an attempt to avoid busy intersections like the…

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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. From mid-November through mid-December, the Rotary Club set up Red Sled donation boxes at various locations throughout Seminole, including the Seminole Recreation Center, Dr. Sandra Lilo’s office,…

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