The West Pasco Art Guild (WPAG) announced the winners of its January art exhibit entitled “Color to the Max!” Artists and friends gathered for a reception announcing the winners at an event featuring more than 46 works of art. “This show was a fantastic way to celebrate the many talentedContinue Reading

The high school graduation rate in Florida has increased significantly over recent years and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, Patricia Levesque, released the following statement: Florida’s families and educators can be proud that more students are graduating from high school. Since 2003-04 the percentage of studentsContinue Reading

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The Florida Department of Health (Department) is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that, nationwide, for the 2019-2020 seasonContinue Reading

Grammy-winner Mandisa has kicked off 2020 with the release of her first single of the year, “Way Maker.” This is Mandisa’s first single to release following her chart topping 2017 album Out of the Dark which featured the radio hits “Unfinished” and “Bleed the Same (feat. Tobymac, Kirk Franklin).” To listen toContinue Reading

The new year at the Franciscan Center starts with the All Things Wise and Wonderful Inspirational Speaker Series, featuring transformative talks by Tampa Bay area authors of books for personal growth and professional development. Rev. Nancy Mercurio opens the program with a seven-week series based on her book, Escaping the Chaos Within, beginning onContinue Reading

The City of St. Petersburg Sanitation Department will collect undecorated Christmas trees during the one-time citywide collection event on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Collected trees will be turned into mulch, which is free to residents at the City’s brush sites. How to Participate:  Remove all lights, ornaments, tree stands, plastic treeContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Robbery & Homicide Unit reported on the arrest of 59-year-old St. Petersburg man, Wilbert Henderson. According to officials, on January 2, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a private residence in unincorporated St. Petersburg, for a reported burglary and sexual battery. TheContinue Reading

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Head Start services in Pinellas County have delayed the January return to school to address possible mold concerns found in the following centers: Clearwater Center  Connie L Marmaro  Dunedin Center Friendship Center  Good Samaritan Center Gulley Center High Point Center Jordan Park Center  Los Caminos Rainbow Center Tarpon Springs Center Florida facilities are more proneContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Health Department issued a health advisory today for Bahia, Ben T. Davis, Cypress Point, Davis Island, Picnic Island and Simmons Park beaches based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public.Continue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Sheriff’s Office Detention Deputy was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), then was subsequently fired. On Sunday evening, Clearwater Police Department officers responded to a single vehicle crash at 26200 US Highway 19 North, where 24-year-old Brittany O’Leary had driven her 2019Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an ATM explosion that occurred early Sunday morning at the Pilot Bank located at 12471 W. Linebaugh Avenue. At 3:11 a.m. December 22, 2019, a male suspect spray painted the exterior video surveillance cameras black, including the drive-up ATM camera. Later, at 4:25 a.m, there wasContinue Reading