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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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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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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Florida Department of Transportation held public hearings Nov. 21 to allow comments on proposed median changes on Alt. U.S. 19, aka State Road 595/Seminole Boulevard, from north of 101st Avenue North to East Bay Drive in Seminole and Largo. A hearing was held at the District 7 headquarters in Tampa, Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo,…

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SEMINOLE — Chris Burke was named vice mayor of the Seminole City Council at the Nov. 26 council meeting. Three councilors — Burke, Thomas Barnhorn and Bob Matthews — nominated themselves for the position. In the first council vote, Burke and Matthews tied with three votes while Barnhorn received one. In the second vote, between…

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SEMINOLE — As a child growing up in Seminole, Yael Reich was always encouraged to explore her creativity. “My family has always been an artistic family, a creative family,” she said. “We were encouraged from a very young age to lean into our creativity.” She and her younger sister, Ariel, were always singing and dancing…

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SEMINOLE — The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce seeks participants for its annual Bright Before Your Eyes Holiday Parade, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. The parade lines up at St. Petersburg College’s Seminole campus and travels south to the Seminole City Center. Local businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations are…

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