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  1. Pinellas DUI Wolf Pack plans holiday patrolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies in conjunction with Gulfport, St. Petersburg, Largo and Tarpon Springs police departments will conduct a DUI Wolf Pack operation, beginning the night of Saturday, May 23, and continuing through early morning Sunday, May 24. Local law enforcement also will maintain a proactive profile over the holiday weekend on the highly traveled roadways of Pinellas County. This operation is part of the Sheriff Bob Gualtieri's on-going commitment to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving.

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  2. Largo Lions present Japanese flag, giftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The Largo Lions recently reported to the Largo Commission the results of the their trip to Kami, Japan, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the sister cities and twinning of Largo and Tosayamada Lions Clubs. During the 10-day trip in March, at the peak season for cherry blossoms, the delegation was hosted by families and toured Yamada High School as well as local businesses.

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  3. 800 miles to raise awareness for people with disabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Twenty-one cyclists with the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity pedaled into the parking lot of the Disability Achievement Center, 12552 Belcher Road S. in Largo, May 13, making a stop in the group's 16-day, 800-mile trek across Florida. The group had started in Sarasota that morning, biking about 50 miles in total, through Pinellas County and into Largo.

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  4. Largo tables play area ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    A city ordinance designed to keep teenagers from acting inappropriately in play areas designed for younger children went back to the drawing table, after Largo commissioners questioned its parameters May 19. The city has dealt with a number of instances in which teenagers are acting in a way that makes parents of young children uncomfortable, said Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne. The teenagers may be monopolizing playground equipment clearly designed for young children, loudly cursing, playing tag through the playground equipment, publicly displaying affection or harassing children.

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  5. Kiwanis donate $1,000 to Camp C.O.A.S.T.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas donated $1,000 to Camp C.O.A.S.T., a summer camp for autistic children, at the club meeting May 14. Camp C.O.A.S.T. provides children with autism and developmental disabilities ages 5 to 10 a day camp experience that will allow them to feel comfortable in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. The camp is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Clearwater Branch of YMCA of the Suncoast.

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  6. Suncoast team to perform annual water showRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The 10 swimmers stand poised at the end of the pool as the music begins, setting them diving and jumping into the water in rhythm. In a pool that is 18 feet deep, they swim to the music, stroking and freezing in time with each others' movements.

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  7. Driver's column on Mideast is a mishmash of ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Re: 'Understanding the Mideast Mess,' Bob Driver's column, April 23. Editor: As I was out of town, I read the above article recently. When I read the title, I expected a well-informed presentation on such an important topic; instead, I read an opinion emanated from the American Gossip Society, a mishmash of ideas based solely upon one's biased feelings.

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  8. Eight O'Clock Theatre presents musical comedy May 22-31Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Eight O'Clock Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy, Company, Thursday-Sunday, May 22-31, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

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  9. Largo police arrest three for fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The Largo Police Department arrested three suspects for fraud after a car chase May 12. Haley Thompson, 19, of Hudson, Robert James Murphy, 37, of New Port Richey and Shane Happel, 35, of Tampa were taken into custody and face multiple charges. Largo Officer Michael Blickensdorf was about to begin a pedestrian enforcement detail the afternoon of May 12 when he heard a call about a fraud in progress.

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  10. Operation Medicine Cabinet nets 271 pounds of medicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced May 16 that 271.1 pounds of medications were collected at 13th installment of Operation Medicine Cabinet held at nine locations around the county that day. Collections at three Sheriff's locations, including the Administration Building in Largo, North District Station in Dunedin and St. Pete Beach brought in 101.5 pounds, with 56.6 pounds turned in at the Largo locations, 30.5 pounds in Dunedin and 14.5 pounds in St. Pete Beach.

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  11. Bystanders assist in arrest of credit union robberRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Two bystanders are being credited with the assist in the arrest of a suspect in connection with the May 15 robbery of a credit union in unincorporated Largo. According to a media release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the robbery occurred about 12:46 p.m. at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, 10801 Starkey Road in unincorporated Largo.

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  12. Operation Street Sweep nets 32 arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced May 15 that several local law enforcement agencies had collaborated to arrest 32 suspects during Operation Street Sweep, which occurred from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 14. The operation targeted individuals with outstanding warrants in central Pinellas. According to a media release, law enforcement focused on felony warrants issued in the last four years and misdemeanor warrants issued in the past two year.

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  13. Pinellas Sheriff's Office launches Bright Star AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office launched its new 'Deputy of the Quarter Bright Star Award' program May 7, which will honor one law enforcement deputy and one detention deputy who have gone above and beyond in the performance of their duties. The award was established with the support of the Sheriff's Advisory Board Executive Board and in partnership with Bright House Networks.

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  14. Kids get a passport to adventure at Heritage VillageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    This summer, Heritage Village is offering a Passport Adventures program for children ages 4 to 11. The two-hour hands-on history program is designed for a variety of groups, including summer camps and church groups. The sessions will begin at 10 or 10:30 a.m., Wednesday-Friday from June 17 to Aug. 7. The groups will spend time in the old Florida piney woods, touring historical houses and participating in kid friendly living history activities.

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  15. Largo summer camps filling fastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    With an extra week before the new school year begins, Largo camps are set to help solve the annual problem of finding a good way for kids to spend the summer. Eleven weeks of camp starts Monday, June 8. Full-day camps will run until Friday, Aug. 21 as a result of the Pinellas County School Board approving the start of school as Monday, Aug. 24, a week longer than usual.

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  16. Four Largo businesses to host shopping eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    A special sunset shopping event featuring sales, refreshments and entertainment, will be presented Thursday, May 21, 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit Roadside Attraction and Patina Maison at 13836-40 Walsingham Road, in the Hammock Hardware plaza; and Julie's Cottage and Emporium 2 at 13128 Indian Rocks Road. Roadside Attraction's special guest Dirk Pershing will delight guests with old-fashioned close-up magic while they enjoy 1920s-themed beverages and discounts on select merchandise.

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  17. Largo considers future projects in capital improvement planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Largo commissioners discussed more than $112 million worth of projects outlined in the city's five-year capital improvements plan May 12. The capital improvements plan, or CIP, does not authorize funds, but is a way the city plans for needed maintenance, upgrades and purchases costing $100,000 or more. Currently, expenditures are projected to outpace projected revenues, especially given the increases to the city's public safety staffing.

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  18. Featured PetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Tampa Bay Newspapers Pet Photo Contest winner for May is Sammy. Sammy is a 15-year-old Pomeranian who lives on Treasure Island with his human, Vickie, and three pals, a Rottweiler, a Chihuahua and a kitty.

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  19. Largo sculptor prepares for July showRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Lately, sculptor Darren Beistle of Largo has been intrigued by a simple question: 'What is the value of visual arts?' He poses the question both in a philosophical and dollar-figure sense. Practically, of course, the artist would like to sell his work, a tall order for an artist known for large, and expensive, figurative sculptures.

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  20. 'Bystanders' rescue two children from drowningRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    A Las Vegas man and a Largo man rescued a 6-year-old and 7-year-old who almost drown Saturday afternoon while in the water near the causeway and John's Pass in Madeira Beach. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to the incident about 4:45 p.m. May 9, according to a media release.

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