Sunday, September 16, 2012
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. Ann Romney's visit to Largo this week drew plenty of locals who wanted to catch a glimpse of the GOP presidential candidate's wife, or just to pick up some political souvenirs. 2. Take a stroll down Clearwater Beach's Beach Walk in this photo gallery and upload your own pics. Let's see why it was recently named a "Great Public Space." 3. A 19-year-old man was cited for failing to yield in a traffic crash that injured nine people on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. 4. This week's red light camera violator caught on tape is a Cadillac that careened through the intersection of Belcher Road and State Road 60. Check out the video. 5. Bar Louie is now open at Westfield Countryside Mall. Have you visited yet? What do you recommend? 6. A Largo …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Carolina Panthers wide receiver washed feet and helped hand out 400 shoes and socks to homeless people living at Pinellas Safe Harbor on Saturday.
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Steve Smith caught seven passes for 106 yards and was the main highlight of a mostly stymied Carolina Panthers offense Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When the clock reached 0:00, Smith untied his cleats, placed them on the field, removed his socks and walked off. It wasn’t because of the loss, but rather to bring attention to Samaritan’s Feet, a charity with the goal to put shoes on the feet of the needy. But what might be even more attention grabbing is that Smith, with the help of some volunteers, washed feet and put new shoes and socks on 400 homeless people at the Pinellas Safe Harbor shelter Saturday afternoon. Smith is doing this in every NFL city where the Panthers play this season. The foot washing and shoe giveaway in …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The Carolina Panthers wide receiver will wash feet and give shoes to 400 homeless people at the Pinellas Safe Harbor facility in Clearwater.
Before Carolina Panther Steve Smith takes the field against the Buccaneers to open the NFL season Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, he will be in Clearwater, washing feet. Smith, a prolific receiver, will use his hands to wash 400 homeless people's feet and give them new shoes and socks at Pinellas Safe Harbor on Saturday. Smith and other volunteers working with Central Tampa's Metropolitan Ministries and international nonprofit Samaritan's Feet will give out these items starting at 5 p.m. Smith is planning to distribute shoes in each city the Panthers play this season. Manny Ohonme, who got a scholarship to play collegiate basketball because of a donated pair of shoes, started Samaritan's Feet in 2003. He got his first pair of …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The former Largo High school standout and undrafted free agent is trying to crack the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' roster during training camp.
Largo High grad Leonard Johnson is fighting for a spot on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 53-man roster now that training camp is under way. The Clearwater native, who starred as Largo's starting quarterback for for years before suiting up for Iowa State, was signed by the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in May. Now he's looking to make his professional dreams come true as a cornerback, TBO.com reports. A leg injury to E.J. Biggers has given Johnson a shot at more practice reps this summer as he tries to crack the Bucs' opening day roster. "I can close my eyes and see my mom (Schenique) at the stadium Sept. 9, rooting me on,'' the 22-year-old told TBO. "I already see it. It's already in my vision and I'm walking toward it every day.'' Johnson …