Friday, January 19, 2018

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

Part of King Street in Safety Harbor closed next week

SAFETY HARBOR — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Street N will be closed from Elm Street to Ninth Avenue N (local traffic only from 7 p.m.-7 a.m.) Monday through Wednesday. Sanitary sewer cleaning and videotaping will be performed by Florida Jetclean.
Published: 01/11/18
Mease Countryside Hospital begins $156M expansion project

Mease Countryside Hospital begins $156M expansion project

SAFETY HARBOR — Mease Countryside Hospital is launching a $156 million expansion to build a four-story patient tower with all private rooms and a four-story parking garage.The tower will include 70 private patient rooms, a 30-bed observation unit, cr...
Published: 01/11/18
Oldest living retriever of Epiphany cross calls it his ‘guardian angel’

Oldest living retriever of Epiphany cross calls it his ‘guardian angel’

TARPON SPRINGS — The once-golden cross is chipped and faded, but it still shines for Hercules Ypsilantis.Almost 70 years have passed since he retrieved it from Spring Bayou during the annual Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs. Tradition says the ...
Published: 01/11/18
In Scientology’s backyard, Baptist preacher ‘takes a stand’

In Scientology’s backyard, Baptist preacher ‘takes a stand’

CLEARWATER — The Baptist preacher stepped to the stage, his image projected on two mega screens behind him, and looked out at nearly 2,000 parishioners filling his worship center."Scientology is a cult," Calvary Church Pastor Willy Rice said into his...
Published: 01/10/18
Possible depression in Palm Harbor as cracks form in home

Possible depression in Palm Harbor as cracks form in home

A family has been safely evacuated as rescue officials responded to a possible depression at their Palm Harbor home.Palm Harbor Fire Rescue responded to 305 E Dorchester Drive late Tuesday night after homeowners reported seeing cracks, according to P...
Published: 01/10/18

Pinellas deputy injured, hospitalized in Dunedin crash

DUNEDIN — A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash, according to the agency.Deputy Jennifer Zinge, 45, was on duty and driving her unmarked sheriff’s vehicle, a 2013 Ford Fusion, west on Main Street when the ...
Published: 01/09/18
Epiphany cross winner: ‘Best feeling I’ve ever had’

Epiphany cross winner: ‘Best feeling I’ve ever had’

TARPON SPRINGSThe boys leaned forward in their boats on Spring Bayou, poised to leap as soon as the white cross flipped into the air. • Some wrapped their arms around their shivering chests. Some rubbed their hands together. Others clenched their...
Published: 01/06/18
Frigid Epiphany dive gets mom’s touch with cup of hot chocolate

Frigid Epiphany dive gets mom’s touch with cup of hot chocolate

TARPON SPRINGS — It’s often said that mom knows best, and such was the case when Harry Koutroumanis climbed out of a frigid Spring Bayou after an unsuccessful dive for the Epiphany cross."My mom gave me a hot chocolate really fast," he said.Temperatu...
Published: 01/06/18
‘General Hospital’ actor Antonio Sabáto Jr. attends Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

‘General Hospital’ actor Antonio Sabáto Jr. attends Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS — The cold weather wasn’t the only conversation buzzing at the 112th Epiphany Celebration on Saturday.Antonio Sabáto Jr., an actor and model best known for his roles on soap operas General Hospital and Melrose Place, made an appearance...
Published: 01/06/18

Outdoor Glendi draws larger crowd

TARPON SPRINGS — For about 10 years, the Glendi, which in Greek means "to have fun, to have a good time," has been held inside the St. Nicholas Cathedral Center, a few blocks away from the church itself. This year, organizers decided to throw an outd...
Published: 01/06/18