Saturday, November 25, 2017

St. Pete Times News

Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

ST. PETERSBURG — World and national tragedies are changing the city’s approach to security for special events at North Straub Park.With the approach of the holidays, concrete barricades have been erected at a section of the park’s perimeter, where Fo...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Charity supporting 9/11 victims’ families is model for many

Charity supporting 9/11 victims’ families is model for many

Edie Lutnick initially was relieved to receive a call from her brother Gary, who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald finance firm in One World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001."I said ‘Thank God you aren’t there,’ and he said, ‘Edie, I am here,...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Dr. Delay: Pinellas traffic officials to tweak signals near Largo Mall

Dr. Delay: Pinellas traffic officials to tweak signals near Largo Mall

The Largo Mall entrance stoplight on Ulmerton Road just east of Seminole Boulevard has been causing traffic delays on eastbound Ulmerton at Seminole Boulevard. It appears that the light at the Largo Mall entrance is being triggered on-demand by folks...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/22/17
St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council on Monday approved a lease for the Manhattan Casino, a landmark building in the city’s historic African-American business and entertainment community.It was a controversial decision for some of the city’s black resid...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/21/17
Largo police active shooter training ‘a sign of the times’ for participants

Largo police active shooter training ‘a sign of the times’ for participants

LARGO — The classroom was full, but the chatter was quiet as the students picked at doughnuts and sipped coffee from paper cups.Many were strangers to each other, but the reason they showed up at the Largo Police Department on a sunny Saturday mornin...
Published: 11/20/17

Pinellas news briefs

2nd Stage Studio Theater Offers classes for homeschooled 2nd Stage Studio Theater (1875 Nursery Road) is launching a performing arts program in Clearwater for homeschool students. Band, chorus, musical theater, dance and acting/improvisation classes ...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/20/17

Deputies: No injuries after reported gunshot near Seminole schools

SEMINOLE — Deputies are investigating a report of a gunshot that resulted in two schools being put on lockdown Friday morning. About 8:24 a.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office received a call at Rita’s Italian Ice, 13147 86th Ave., in Seminole. ...
Published: 11/17/17
Developer changes approach as downtown Largo project lags in financing

Developer changes approach as downtown Largo project lags in financing

LARGO — Driving down West Bay Drive, you may notice some changes to downtown Largo.A new 29-unit apartment complex on Ridge Road stands finished and ready for residents. South of the complex, land that was formerly home to a community of rundown cott...
Published: 11/17/17
Pinellas education news: District honors support employees, Discovery Nights resume, and more

Pinellas education news: District honors support employees, Discovery Nights resume, and more

Pinellas names top support employeesFive finalists have emerged from 120 nominees to be the 2017-18 Support Employee of the Year in the Pinellas County school system. The finalists were chosen in five categories. Debra Canning, 21st Century iClass Li...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Prince of Peace Lutheran’s music director retires after 42 years

Prince of Peace Lutheran’s music director retires after 42 years

LARGO — The church service was over, but the congregation did not leave the sanctuary. Standing, they watched the man in the white robe, Don Rolander, playing the pipe organ. The song was Allegro Vivo E Maestoso, an intense piece by Dom Hall Benoit.R...
Published: 11/16/17