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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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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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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As of 9 p.m. Friday BELLEAIR • The Sundays in Belleair Outdoor Concert featuring Little Jake & The Soul Searchers scheduled for Sunday, March 15, has been canceled. • The Bluffs Wine Walk scheduled for March 28 has been postponed to a later date to be determined. CLEARWATER • The 2020 Pier 60 Sugar Sand…

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Pinellas County Schools announced that public schools will be closed the week after spring break, March 23 to 27. PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Following the direction of the Florida Department of Education, Pinellas County Schools announced that public schools will be closed the week after spring break, March 23 to 27. The school district is…

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Supervisor of Elections taking measures to keep voters and poll workers safe from coronavirus Pinellas County’s registered voters have until 7 p.m. March 17 to make their choices known in the 2020 presidential preference primary. In addition, voters from 12 municipalities are picking their future leaders and some are being asked to approve charter amendments.…

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Pinellas County voters who want to avoid long lines on Election Day can now vote early. PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Pinellas County voters who want to avoid long lines on Election Day can now vote early. Early Voting for the March 17 Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections began Saturday and runs through Sunday, March…

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