Saturday, February 9, 2013
The spot at 6250 Ulmerton Road has been home to numerous establishments over the years. With the property now vacant, we want to know what you would like to see there.
The building at 6250 Ulmerton Rd. has been home to a number of restaurants over the last dozen years, including sports bars, seafood shacks, a couple of "breast-aurants" and no fewer than three Irish pubs. In the past two years alone, the 2,800-square-foot building at the intersection of U.S. 19 in the Largo-Clearwater area has housed two such pubs, O'Boobigan's and Irish Pat's Bar & Grill. But with Irish Pat's having closed its doors recently, the spot is now available again. And according to an employee of the property owner, T.L. Hunt, Inc., the reason for the turnover is twofold. "It's a great location, but some people don't know what it takes to run a successful restaurant," Katie Goff told Patch by phone. "That place has been very …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Gardening, chair-exercises, and balloon volleyball are a few of the exercise options available for seniors.
The New Year is a time when many people start thinking about getting fit and exercising and it’s no different for seniors. As seniors age, remaining active becomes increasingly important. Senior living communities and caregivers should consider looking beyond traditional physical therapy options to keep seniors engaged and active. Seniors are most receptive to physical therapy when caregivers and their therapists develop individualized plans that fit both their lifestyle and interests. Research shows that it is difficult to motivate seniors to begin to exercise if it hasn’t previously been a priority. Integrating modified, low-impact activities, like yoga, into seniors’ exercise plans increases the likelihood that they will …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Two new pediatric clinics in Pinellas County will charge based on a family's ability to pay for a child's care.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Here's good news for uninsured families in the Clearwater area who can't afford to get regular and routine medical care for their kids. Two new Pinellas County medical clinics just opened to help. The health services are for children and young people under 18. Appointments are available at both clinics. Fees are on a sliding scale based on the declared income of the child's family. For information about the Pinellas County Health Department and its services, go to www.PinellasHealth.com.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The suspect is wanted in connection with a spree that began in September and includes break-ins in three counties. The most recent robbery took place Nov. 1.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for some help to identify a suspect wanted in connection with seven armed restaurant robberies in three different counties, including a Pizza Hut in the Clearwater/Largo area nearly two months ago. The spree began in September as a single armed robbery at a Gunn Highway Papa John’s. It has since grown to include a number of robberies in Hillsborough County, the Pizza Hut in Pinellas and one in Hernando. The suspect has only targeted pizza and fast-food restaurants to date. The man wanted in connection with the crimes is described as a black male between the age of 22 and 35. He is about 150 to 180 pounds and stands between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-11. He wears a black ski mask during the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Brower B. Yeger Jr., of Clearwater, is suspected to have suffered a medical emergency that caused him to lose control of his car and cross into oncoming traffic on Whitney Road on Monday morning, authorities said.
An 81-year-old Clearwater man died after his car crossed a lane divider on Whitney Road in Largo and was hit head-on by another driver Monday morning, investigators said. Brower B. Yeger, Jr. was headed westbound on Whitney, just east of 62nd Street, around 7:30 a.m. when his 2001 Nissan crossed into the opposite lane, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. He was hit by a Dodge van, whose driver hit the breaks but still crashed head-on into Yeger's car. Yeger was taken to Largo Medical Center and later died, investigators said. He is suspected to have suffered a medical emergency that caused him to lose control of his car, according to the accident report. The driver of the van, 55-year-old Patricia Smith Derringer, of Clearwater, suffered …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The food truck rally is Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Love food trucks? Head to Our Savior Lutheran Church on East Bay for 13 of the Tampa Bay area's "most popular" food trucks on Saturday. In addition to plenty of savory food options, plan on family fun including bounce houses and live music. Food Truck Line Up: The Dude and His Food, The Hogfather, Fat Tortillas, Graffeatis, Burger Culture, Rollin Zoinks, DoChos, Jimmy Meatballs, Stinky Buns, 2 Asians and a Grill, Gorilla Gurt, Whatever Pops & Taste of Chicago If you go: Address: Our Savior Lutheran, 4825 East Bay Dr. (near the intersection with U.S. 19) When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Thomas Cservak, 29, of Clearwater, was arrested Sept. 26 on four counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of first degree arson, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has arrested Thomas Cservak, 29, of Clearwater, in connection with a house fire on South Lake Avenue in Largo earlier this month. Three occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old child, told authorities they heard a crash right before they discovered a fire in the front of the home on Sept. 16. Detectives say during the course of the investigation of the house fire, they developed information that Cservak allegedly committed an arson at the Largo home, according to the sheriff's office. Detectives can "only say that the fire was intentionally set as a result of a domestic related situation," according to a news release. Cservak was arrested Sept. 26 in the late afternoon at a traffic stop at Highland…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Before he died in Afghanistan last month, Matthew Sitton was looking forward to bringing his infant son to the aquarium, which is now dedicated to helping the family.
A fundraiser at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has raised $10,000 and counting for the family of a fallen soldier from Largo. The aquarium donated $2 from every general admission ticket Saturday, and volunteers collected donations from patrons in an attempt to help the family of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton, 26, who died in August after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Sitton, an Indian Rocks Christian School graduate, was due home this month. During the family's last Skype conversation, Sitton told his wife, Sarah, how excited he was about taking their now 10-month-old son, Brodey, to local family attractions, including the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Last Friday morning, Brodey got to visit the aquarium …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will donate part of each admission Saturday to Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton's son's scholarship fund.
The community continues to support the family of fallen soldier U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Sitton, including his infant son Brodey. Sitton, 26, died Aug. 2 in Afghanistan; it was the third deployment for the Indian Rocks Christian School graduate and Largo resident. Sitton was due home this month. On the family's last Skype conversation, Sitton told his wife Sarah how excited he was about taking Brodey to local family attractions, including the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Friday morning Brodey got to visit the aquarium and meet Winter. The Sitton family also received a donation for Brodey's education fund from the Guys Harvey Ocean Foundation. To help the Sitton family, the aquarium will donate $2 from each general admission on Saturday to…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Kiely Allen, a mother of seven and small business owner, went to see Ann Romney speak in Largo on Wednesday.
Kiely Allen is at a crossroads. Allen is involved in politics for the first time because she believes this year's election is important in shaping the country’s future. She does not agree with the policy and mindset that's developed in the country over the last four years. That is why she came to see Ann Romney speak at the Largo Community Center Wednesday afternoon as she campaigned on behalf of her husband, Mitt Romney. “I’ve never been to anything like this before,” Allen said as she walked across the parking lot toward the front doors after parking black Mercedes SUV. “Nothing on the presidential level.” Allen lives in Harbor Oaks and found out about the speech in an email from the Women For Mitt group. Allen and her husband Steve own …