Tampa Bay: February 5, 2001
North Pinellas County news
||Venue deals in the highbrow
[Times photo: Jill Sagers]
The Tarpon Springs Arts Center offers cultured entertainment such as string quartets and one-man plays.
Crying Wolf! gets more expensive
Clearwater has increased the fine for false alarm calls, which are on the rise. But not all agencies believe in making people pay.
Elite guests check in at Pinellas Park farm
Thirteen elegant horses -- mostly the legendary white Lipizzaner stallions -- found a temporary home this week at Sea Spray Farm in Pinellas Park.
Teachers struggling to instruct immigrants
Educators at Belcher Elementary, where nearly 30 percent of students were born outside the United States, say they have trouble meeting the needs of all the non-English speaking students.
Teams goal: fun, learning
Kids with disabilities and those without learn from each other through soccer.
Senator paints regents' position in lurid colors
Lightning protection firm moves and expands
CLEARWATER -- Lightning Master, a Clearwater-based company specializing in lightning protection, has just moved its corporate offices and U.S. production plant into new quarters, tripling its size.
Commission is leading city into trouble
In recent years, votes by our Clearwater City Commission have resulted in the expenditure of millions of dollars on projects that were disastrous (such as the beach roundabout), or not as beneficial as promised (such as the Missouri Avenue IMR project).
North Pinellas briefs
It's time to apply for Helping Hands grants
Headlines through the years
A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.
Free tax assistance
These sites are open through April 15 for free tax assistance offered by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance project (VITA) and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP, for older taxpayers).
Dealership moving to Pinellas Park
With the city agreeing to waive $90,000 in fees, and with the sweet prospect of a Wal-Mart supercenter as a neighbor, Crown Honda plans to move to Pinellas Park early next year.