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County offices to close in observance of July Fourth holiday

County offices to close in observance of July Fourth holiday

Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

The courts of the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco) will not be in session on Thursday, July 4, except for first-appearance advisory hearings and emergency situations.

The Solid Waste Administration Building and HEC3 will be closed on Thursday, July 4.   The scalehouse/landfill will remain open.

The Florida Botanical Gardens and all county parks will remain open.

Blind Pass Improvements Bicycle, Pedestrian Friendly

Blind Pass Improvements Bicycle, Pedestrian Friendly

Gulfport, Florida -- Narrow lanes will slow traffic and bring more attention to local business, St. Pete Beach Public Services Director Steve Hallock said. It will also, he added, make the area safer for pedestrians.

Gulfport’s Duck Underground Fears Prosecution

Gulfport’s Duck Underground Fears Prosecution

Gulfport, Florida --Apparently in response to recent press about duck activity at Gulfport’s Tomlinson Park, local duck sympathizers, fearing legal repercussions, have returned a raft of Pekin ducks to the pond.

Since the police responded to a June 6 call about a couple removing a duck from Tomlinson Park, the Pekin duck count went from one to seven at press time. The pond also has three “marbled” ducks (brown and white, also called Buffs).

Confused?

Drainage improvements for south beach

Drainage improvements for south beach

Clearwater, Florida - The city plans to improve storm water drainage on the south beach.

The city council Wednesday night approved a $388,273 contract with Steve's Excavating and Paving to install a new drainage pipe from South Gulfview Boulevard near Shephard's Beach Resort, east across Bayway Boulevard to the seawall.

The existing pipe begins with a 10-inch diameter and increases to 15 inches when it discharges through the seawall. The new pipe will begin with an 18-inch pipe and grow to 36-inches at the seawall.

Free computer training at Tarpon Springs Library

Free computer training at Tarpon Springs Library

Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Do you know someone who's feeling a little lost with their new computer? Maybe they've never used email or the Internet and you think it's about time to try.  The Tarpon Springs Public Library can help.

The library is offering free one-hour computer computer tutoring for adults and seniors--those who need some basic computer help. The training is done by the experts--high school volunteers!

Palm Harbor's Farmers Market Has New Location

Palm Harbor's Farmers Market Has New Location

Palm Harbor, Florida -- The Palm Harbor Cross Roads Farmers Market is proud to announce the Re-opening of the Fresh Market at the new location of "Pop Stansell Park" 797 Florida Ave, Palm Harbor. 

The Market will be open every Sunday (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The farmers market is a funding source for the Palm Harbor Historical Society to assist in the maintenance and operation of the North Pinellas Historical Museum.

City announces new revitalization effort in southside St. Pete

City announces new revitalization effort in southside St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Florida -- City officials have initiated a new revitalization planning project for south St. Petersburg in the areas generally known as Midtown and the greater Childs Park area.

The planning project is expected to be completed within 18 months and will ultimately result in a comprehensive economic development strategy addressing many of the challenges facing south St. Petersburg.