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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SEMINOLE — Major changes are in the works for the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s Seminole Stampede, which takes place Saturday, March 28. This year, the annual race moves to Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, and participants will utilize the nearby Pinellas Trail during the run. Tara Nichols, the chamber’s executive director, said…

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SEMINOLE — As the city of Seminole turns 50, the Pow Wow Parade & Festival honors this historic milestone at the annual community event, this year held Friday through Sunday, March 13-15, at Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The festival runs 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, and…

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SEMINOLE — More than 200 students attending Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School at Seminole collaborated with the Pinellas County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit organization, to build the components for 40 bunk beds donated to families and children in need. This volunteer-run group, which is dedicated to building, assembling and delivering…

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SEMINOLE — City Council members approved the purchase of two pavilions for Waterfront Park, located on Park Boulevard next to Home Depot, on Feb. 11. The city will expend capital improvement project funds for the approximately $159,000 purchase. Some of these funds were provided to the city as part of a $200,000 grant from the…

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SEMINOLE — Local volunteers working with the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, a Chicago-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to music education advocacy, will host an instrument drive Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 to 5 p.m., at Seminole Elks Lodge #2519, 10717 Seminole Blvd. Sarasota resident Veronica Alonso was immediately drawn to the mission of the organization, which…

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SEMINOLE — Seminole High School’s varsity boys soccer team won the Class 5A District 10 championship with a 1-0 win over Northeast High School Feb. 5. In a Facebook post, coach Rick Masi described it as “a hard-fought match” that went into the final minute of double overtime before Seminole scored. PJ Slaughter tallied the…

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SEMINOLE — Residents who live near Orange Grove Elementary School shared their concerns about traffic in the area at the Jan. 28 Seminole City Council meeting. Speeding, signage and lighting were the main issues discussed during the public comment portions of the meeting. “Basically the problem that I have and that I think a lot…

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Organic grocery store Earth Fare announced it is closing all its locations, including stores across Florida. FLORIDA — Earth Fare will soon permanently close the doors at all its Florida locations, including stores in Lutz and Orlando, the organic and natural food grocer said Monday. The Asheville, North Carolina-based chain operates 50 stores in 10…

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