CLEARWATER — The City Council took another step to allowing megacycle passengers to drink beer and wine along Clearwater Beach. Mayor George N. Cretekos was the lone “nay” vote on the Jan. 16, 4-1 vote to approve a change to the city’s code regulating alcoholic beverages. Clay Irwin, the former owner of Lucky Anchor Irish…

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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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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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Trans-Siberian Orchestra, A Christmas Carol and more will soon be at a venue near you. LARGO, FL — Ever wanted to see Vintage Trouble or Ariana Grande live in action? How about Cher or Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker? These are just a few of the big-name shows headed for venues in the Largo area…

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On Oct. 11, StretchLab hosted the grand opening of its Largo location at 10423 Ulmerton Road. LARGO, FL — On Oct. 11, StretchLab hosted the grand opening of its Largo location at 10423 Ulmerton Road. This marks the first Tampa Bay location for the national franchise with more than 130 studios across the country. The…

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There’s no hard and fast rule as to when trick-or-treating begins or ends in Tampa Bay neighborhoods on Thursday, Oct. 31. However, a good rule of thumb is to allow neighbors to get home from work and settled before knocking on their doors for goodies. Then, try to finish up before 8 p.m. The two-hour window…

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MADEIRA BEACH — Thousands of people again are expected to flock to John’s Pass Village Oct. 18-20 for the John’s Pass Seafood Festival. Festival times are Friday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Besides getting their fill…

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Elton John, Gryffin and more are coming to town. LARGO, FL — Ever wanted to see Elton John or Gryffin live in action? How about Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Fiddler On The Roof? These are just a few of the big-ticket shows headed for venues in the Largo area in the near future. See our weekly…

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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Though it doesn’t feel like fall is in air, October is the start of the season for many festivals in the area. Among the popular celebrations, Oktoberfest 2019 will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kolb Park. Attendance has been pegged at more than 6,000 people…

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CLEARWATER — Water sport enthusiasts will soon to flock to Coachman Park as the 2019 Clearwater Offshore Nationals race into town this weekend. The 11th annual event, formerly known as the Super Boat National Championship, features a new name this year, as well as a new sanctioning body, Race World Offshore out of Key West.…

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