Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here are five of the recent top blogs on East Lake Patch.
What does a lost dog think about coming into Pinellas County Animal Services? Read the adventure of Corky the lost Jack Russell Terrier and find out. Memorial Day is a time to celebrate our veterans - and to know the importance of finding good housing for our aging vets. Lester Dailey is the man behind the exhibit “For God and Gold,” which is now featured at Heritage Village. There are hundreds of Feng Shui tips but these 10 are some that are believed to be most important. Real estate statistics for Pinellas County. Houses and homes, condos and townhouses, monthly information and news with Rebecca The Realtor. Have something you'd like to share on East Lake Patch? Start your own blog by clicking here. And don't forget to sign up for the …
The public can buy plants and trees at the Pinellas County Jail through the inmate horticulture program.
The Pinellas County Jail is probably not the first place you may consider to purchase your next pot of flowers or palm tree, but the community can do just that at the 49th Street facility in Clearwater. The inmates help nurture and grow as a part of the jail's horticulture program. Pinellas Technical Education Centers instructor Chuck Pool works with the inmates and teaches plant cultivation and care. The program is self-funded through plant sales. "The prices and the quality of the plants are wonderful," said Tom LeBlanc, of Largo, who was shopping for trees recently. Almost hidden between buildings and fences is the two-acre plot of land, which houses the inmate horticulture program's plant nursery. The plants come from an area wholesale…
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Monday, May 20, 2013
East Lake Library Advisory Board member Roger Johnson has been pushing for the change. "This means that all of the tax dollars that you pay for the library will come back 100 percent to East Lake," he said.
East Lake residents are one-step closer to getting their own taxing district. Pinellas County Commissioners are set to vote on an ordinance Tuesday that allows residents to fund their own library. "This means that all of the tax dollars that you pay for the library will come back 100 percent to East Lake," said Roger Johnson, who is on the East Lake Library Advisory Board. East Lake is one of the wealthier communities in Pinellas County. Many residents have been unhappy for years because a large portion of their tax money is distributed for use at libraries in other parts of the county. 80 percent of East Lake's 30,962 residents own their homes, which have a median value of $312,700, according to 2010 U.S. Census records. That accounts for…
Senator Jack Latvala and Representatives Carl Zimmerman and John Grant will recap the recent legislative session and answer your questions at the United Methodist Church in East Lake Monday evening.
We compile the odd, unusual "oh my gosh" police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.
Two men are charged with stealing used cooking and fryer grease from a Wendy's in Sarasota and may be responsible for similar crimes in Pinellas County, authorities said Friday. The duo was seen using a white truck to extract the grease from a storage system attached to the inside of the fast food restaurant at 1601 S. Tamiami Trail around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. When the restaurant's manager noticed the men were not wearing the normal uniform and were acting unusual, he called police. A patrol officer found the two men and the truck later that night at Fruitville Road and Shade Avenue, police said. One of them, 23-year-old Leroy L. Shorter of Pinellas Park, is also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug …
The Suncoast Hospice is hiring a registered nurse.
Do you enjoy providing compassionate care to patients and families? Well a job at Suncoast Hospice might be for you. The hospice, located at 2675 Tampa Road, is hiring for a full-time evening/weekend hospice registered nurse. The nurse would be responsible for identifying and coordinating patient and family needs and for providing preventative and supportive care to the terminally ill patients, according to the job posting. To see the complete description for this job annoucement or apply go to the East Lake Patch Job Page.
Pinellas County Animal Services features adoptable pets by video throughout the week.
In addition to featuring adoptable animals on Petfinder.com, Pinellas County Animal Services features video of pets that are available for adoption at the close of each business day. On a recent day, the video featured numerous pets that were still avaialble at the shelter. You can watch that video here. The featured animals are available the following day when we the shelter opens at 9 a.m. Adoption hours are 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on weekdays. Adoption fees are $40, which includes spay/neuter, shot series, internal and external parasite control, rabies shot, license and county required registration.
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