Monday, November 20, 2017

St. Pete Times News

St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council on Monday approved a lease for the Manhattan Casino, a landmark building in the city’s historic African-American business and entertainment community.It was a controversial decision for some of the city’s black resid...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dr. Delay: Pinellas traffic officials to tweak signals near Largo Mall

Dr. Delay: Pinellas traffic officials to tweak signals near Largo Mall

The Largo Mall entrance stoplight on Ulmerton Road just east of Seminole Boulevard has been causing traffic delays on eastbound Ulmerton at Seminole Boulevard. It appears that the light at the Largo Mall entrance is being triggered on-demand by folks...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Charity supporting 9/11 victims’ families is model for many

Edie Lutnick initially was relieved to receive a call from her brother Gary who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald finance firm in One World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001."I said ‘Thank God you aren’t there,’ and he said, ‘Edie, I am he...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Largo police active shooter training ‘a sign of the times’ for participants

Largo police active shooter training ‘a sign of the times’ for participants

LARGO — The classroom was full, but the chatter was quiet as the students picked at doughnuts and sipped coffee from paper cups.Many were strangers to each other, but the reason they showed up at the Largo Police Department on a sunny Saturday mornin...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Pinellas news briefs

2nd Stage Studio Theater Offers classes for homeschooled 2nd Stage Studio Theater (1875 Nursery Road) is launching a performing arts program in Clearwater for homeschool students. Band, chorus, musical theater, dance and acting/improvisation classes ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Deputies: No injuries after reported gunshot near Seminole schools

SEMINOLE — Deputies are investigating a report of a gunshot that resulted in two schools being put on lockdown Friday morning. About 8:24 a.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office received a call at Rita’s Italian Ice, 13147 86th Ave., in Seminole. ...
Published: 11/17/17
Developer changes approach as downtown Largo project lags in financing

Developer changes approach as downtown Largo project lags in financing

LARGO — Driving down West Bay Drive, you may notice some changes to downtown Largo.A new 29-unit apartment complex on Ridge Road stands finished and ready for residents. South of the complex, land that was formerly home to a community of rundown cott...
Published: 11/17/17
Prince of Peace Lutheran’s music director retires after 42 years

Prince of Peace Lutheran’s music director retires after 42 years

LARGO — The church service was over, but the congregation did not leave the sanctuary. Standing, they watched the man in the white robe, Don Rolander, playing the pipe organ. The song was Allegro Vivo E Maestoso, an intense piece by Dom Hall Benoit.R...
Published: 11/16/17
Hometown South Pinellas

Hometown South Pinellas

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital receives $2.5 million NIH grant to study childhood obesityJohns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and four other institutions received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Bishop Rogers Sanders Harris, the first Episcopal bishop to allow female Episcopal priests in Southwest Florida, died Wednesday in South Carolina. He was 87.He became bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida on Sept. 9, 1989, at the Cathedral Churc...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17