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Local Host Families Needed for Visiting Takamatsu Students

Local Host Families Needed for Visiting Takamatsu Students

 

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Two high school juniors have been selected to represent St. Petersburg as student ambassadors for the annual Takamatsu cultural exchange program. The city's International Relations Committee announced that Katherine "KC" Shelton from Lakewood High School, and Tien Weber, St. Petersburg High School student in the International Baccalaureate program, will have the opportunity to travel to Takamatsu, Japan for several weeks this summer to learn first-hand about life in Japan and to share about life in Florida.

They Want to Ride Their Bicycles

They Want to Ride Their Bicycles

Friday night, a peloton of cyclists saddled up at Stetson University College of Law and pedaled their way to downtown Gulfport. The cyclists included local politicians, a handful of non-Stetson locals, and students from a Stetson environmental advocacy class, taught by professor Lance Long.

Tell Your Story of Gulfport

Tell Your Story of Gulfport

Gulfport, Florida -- Do you have a story? Of course you do, and the Gulfport Historical Society wants to know what it is. Every Thursday afternoon at the Gulfport Historical Museum, Cathy Salustri will record stories about life in Gulfport from the people who live or have lived here.

EMS professionals of the year

EMS professionals of the year

Pinellas County, Florida -- At a meeting on Tueaday, May 7, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners named this year’s Emergency Medical Services Professionals of the Year.    

The awards are given each year in May in honor of EMS Week, locally commemorating the EMS professionals working for Pinellas County’s emergency medical services system.

Public invited to attend annual Police Memorial

Public invited to attend annual Police Memorial

Clearwater, Florida  -- The Clearwater Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10 and the Clearwater Police Department will host the 32nd Annual Clearwater Police Officer Memorial Service. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3 at Station Square Park in downtown Clearwater at 612 Cleveland Street.

State Fraternal Order of Police President James Preston will serve as keynote speaker. The ceremony also features a roll call to honor all fallen Florida Police Officers in 2012, a wreath laying and 21-gun salute.

Last chance to nominate for Mayor's Youth Showcase

Last chance to nominate for Mayor's Youth Showcase

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Do you know a Pinellas County teen who's a go-getter and could use a little cash?

Only a few days remain to submit nominations in this year's Mayor's Youth Showcase of Achievement for outstanding middle and high school Pinellas County. More than $40,000 in cash and prizes will be handed out in ten categories at the Mahaffey Theater on May 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. All Pinellas County middle and high school students are eligible.

Sheriff's Office honors school crossing guards

Sheriff's Office honors school crossing guards

Pinellas County, Florida -- Three outstanding Pinellas County Sheriff's Office School Crossing Guards will receive the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award for their dedicated service to Pinellas County school children.

Mrs. Freda Turner and her husband, Mr. Thomas Turner initiated the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Memorial Award for the Pinellas Sheriff's School Crossing Guards 38 years ago in honor of her mother, Maybelle Rollins Bradford. The Turners began the recognition after observing the care and concern school crossing guards displayed in their contact with children every day. Mrs.