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Pay stations replace parking meters on the North Beach

Pay stations replace parking meters on the North Beach

Clearwater Beach, Florida - Pay stations have replaced parking meters at the Rockaway parking lot.

Crews removed the parking meters and their poles from the city's main parking lot on the north beach this week and made some cosmetic repairs to the center median.

Instead of dropping coins into a meter, motorists will be able to use any of eight solar-powered pay stations - two on the south side near Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, two on the north side, near the Palm Pavilion Restaurant and Inn, and four more in between.

Largo considering fine or arrest for open container

Largo considering fine or arrest for open container

Largo, FL -- The days of drinking in a park or along a city sidewalk in Largo will soon come with a heavy fine and possible arrest.

"We're trying to thwart people drinking alcohol in public places," said Lt. Mike Loux of the Largo Police Department.

On Feb. 1, the city commission will first hear public comment and then vote on a proposed open container ordinance.

However, they do not want the ordinance so stringent that neighbors could not take drinks to other neighbors' houses.  In this case, the city has adopted language from St. Petersburg's law, which states the open container must be inside a "mechanical enclosure." Essentially, a cooler would suffice.

City says holiday art display will stay all year

City says holiday art display will stay all year

Dunedin, FL - Local design group, Del Vitto Designs, recently paired up with the art group, Artists on the Edge, to create a holiday display in the heart of downtown Dunedin. 

The design was part of the city's annual holiday pole decorating contest where merchants and civic groups decorate the low-level lamp posts along the city streets. Del Vitto and AE decided to combine efforts and create something amazing. 

Their creation is a 50'x15' original display that accents the existing 'Welcome Home' banner that invites shoppers to the downtown district. 

Just this week, the city approved the design as a year round display.  It will be re-lamped occasionally with colored bulbs to complement seasons, events, and holidays. 

The future of the Seminole Mall

The future of the Seminole Mall

Seminole, FL -- It's folding. It's bankrupt. It's being sold. These are just a few of the scenarios rumored about the Seminole Mall on Park Boulevard. 

This scuttlebutt has been passed around for quite some time. 

When asked this week "so what's the dish with the mall" Mayor Jimmy Johnson, took a deep breath, exhaled and said, "Oh geeeeez, who knows, but it seems like something is about to happen there".

Mayor Johnson, who's also the director of the Chamber of Commerce, and City Manager Frank Edmunds keep asking the owners what's happening. 

Edmunds says he got a wind of the latest plan, which indicated the mall would be sold and redeveloped into a mixed use property.

Strange tales from the dead at the Pinellas Park Library

Strange tales from the dead at the Pinellas Park Library


Pinellas Park, FL -- Each month the Pinellas Park Library hosts a book discussion for adults.


This month they will feature a look into the science of bones with, "Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropoligist."


Co-written by William R. Maples and Miachael Browning, the book chronicles a career spent in study of forennsic anthropology.

Weaver Park now open to the public

Weaver Park now open to the public

Dunedin, FL -- The City of Dunedin has announced that portions of Weaver Park, located at 2750 Bayshore Blvd. in Dunedin, are now open to the public.

The southern section of the park, pier and southeast parking lots are the only areas open at this time. These sections are completely safe for public use.

The northeast and northwest sections of the park are still under development and are not open to the public.

Clearwater puts a name to new downtown marina

Clearwater puts a name to new downtown marina

Clearwater, Florida - The city council tonight voted on the official name of the downtown boat slips.

The "Clearwater Harbor Marina" was the first choice among several names mentioned at the city council meeting. The decision was unanimous.

Other suggested names included Moorings at Clearwater Harbor, and Clearwater Downtown Marina.