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  1. Scholarship deadline is March 16Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Time is running out for select college students who could be eligible to earn a scholarship in 2015. March 16 is the deadline to apply for a statewide scholarship available to college juniors and seniors registered to vote and majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college.

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  2. Eyeglasses for Haiti - Largo eye clinic donates to help former employeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Without glasses, 11-year-old Richardson Alexis is basically blind. But glasses, especially at 'an insane high prescription' of -20, would cost Alexis' family $250, said missionary Bethany Perissien, who works in the St. Jean de Sud region of Haiti.

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  3. Clearwater Hispanic population growingRead the original story

    Thursday | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    City council members were given an update on the state of Hispanic affairs in Clearwater during a regular meeting Feb. 19 at city hall. Sandra Lyth, CEO of the InterCultural Advocacy Institute, and Robin Gomez, city auditor and Hispanic-Latino liaison with the city of Clearwater, gave a presentation detailing the growth of the Hispanic population in Clearwater and some of the challenges and developments it has faced and continues to face each day.

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  4. Registration opens for Forever FriendsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Registration has begun for the sixth annual Forever Friends Golf Tournament Saturday, April 11, at Seminole Lake Country Club. The tournament is held yearly in honor of Nate Richardson, Keith MacCollom, Joey Ruzecki and LeShawn Smith who died on April 10, 2009 in a car accident in Seminole.

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  5. Belleair Bluffs OKs plans for fire stationRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The City Commission is moving ahead with plans to build a new fire station on Bay Way Avenue across from city hall. The commission's vote Feb. 23 gives Mayor Chris Arbutine and city staff members the authority to continue to meet with representatives from Belleair and Pinellas County and proceed with the planning, design and construction of the new station.

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  6. Church moves services to new sanctuaryRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Renewed Faith Full Gospel Church has a new home at 11000 110th Ave., Largo. RFFGC, founded by Roger and Sandy Sparks, has been in the community since January 2010.

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  7. Youth of the Year from Ridgecrest clubRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Boys & Girls Clubs of The Suncoast hosted its annual Youth of the Year Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Feb. 16, at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg. Kassindjaa Montague from the Ridgecrest Boys & Girls Club in Largo was selected as this year's Youth of the Year recipient from a pool of six other club members in Pinellas County.

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  8. Coffee shop provides community 'Haus'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The owners of The Haus Coffee Shop have declared their mission to create community right in the name. 'Haus' is German for 'home,' and a homey, comfortable atmosphere is just what co-owners Rhonda Reed and her son Michael Defelice are trying to create in the decor of the new Largo business and how they treat each customer.

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  9. Lopez named Outstanding Educator of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    A fifth grade teacher at an elementary school in St. Petersburg took home the honor or the 2015 Outstanding Educator of the Year Feb. 24 at the Evening of Excellence at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Pinellas Education Foundation and Pinellas County Schools presents the annual event.

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  10. Citizen recognized for 'selfless efforts'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Sharon Scroggins receives a plaque in recognition of her 'selfless efforts' from Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri during a Feb. 16 press conference at the administration building in Largo. LARGO - Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri called a special press conference the morning of Feb. 16 at the administration building in Largo to recognize a citizen for 'her selfless efforts' to assist a deputy engaged in the line of duty.

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  11. Sheriff introduces new re-entry systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    For the past year, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has been working with mayors from the barrier island municipalities on a uniform process to allow orderly and safe re-entry for residents and businesses after a mandatory evacuation order. Gualtieri and several mayors gathered for a press conference Feb. 16 in the sheriff's administration building in Largo to explain the new process.

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  12. Saint Paul's donates sports equipmentRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Saint Paul's School recently donated more than 30 baseball gloves, 40 bats, 25 pairs of soccer cleats, 25 pairs of baseball cleats, sneakers, kites, soccer balls, baseballs, rollerblades, hockey skates, shin guards, sports bags and other items to the Ridgecrest YMCA in Largo. Ice hockey equipment also was donated to the Tampa Bay Skating Authority, run by Coach Trevor Fahey who played for the New York Rangers in the 1970s.

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  13. 5K run set at Eagle Lake ParkRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The Eagle Lake Classic, a chip-timed 5K run and walk, will be held Sunday, March 8, 9 a.m., at Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road in Largo. The cost is $30 for adults, $25 for participants 18 years old and younger and $35 on race day.

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  14. Largo offers volleyball for all agesRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Highland Recreation offers several volleyball programs for all ages, including Volley-Tots, Indoor Volleyball Clinics, Beach Volleyball and Instructional Volleyball. Children will learn the skills of volleyball through instruction and games.

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  15. Belleair Bluffs fire station on the agendaRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The building of a new fire station in the city of Belleair Bluffs to replace aging Station 43 on Indian Rocks Road will be the main agenda topic when the city commission meets next on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The meeting promises to be a lively one, as the proposed station has been an ongoing subject of controversy. The need for a new station is unquestioned.

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  16. Two projects coming to West Bay DriveRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The city of Largo will begin working with developers to bring two new projects to the West Bay Drive downtown area: a three-story market-rate apartment complex on Ridge Road and a mixed-use, five-story complex on West Bay Drive. 'This is a good day for West Bay Drive,' said Economic Development Manager Teresa Brydon during the commission meeting Feb. 17. 'We're very excited.'

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  17. Largo TV channel number changedRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    As of Feb. 9, the channel number on Bright House Networks for the city of Largo's government access television station, LTV, has changed from 615 to 639. The channel assignment change does not affect programming.

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  18. Largo hosts community conversationsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The city of Largo will be hosting a series of community conversations to help its leaders better understand the type of city that residents want to live in. The time will be focused on listening to residents. 1 comment

  19. When is enough enough?Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Editor: Your Feb. 5 editorial cartoon is dangerously dishonest. Iran is not Nazi Germany or anything close.

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  20. Two injured in 3-car crash in Palm HarborRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Two motorists were transported to local hospitals Monday morning after a crash on Alt. U.S. 19 near Harbor Ridge Drive in Palm Harbor.

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