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Solid Waste

Pinellas County Solid Waste is inviting residents, businesses and business partners to attend one of three upcoming Master Plan Workshops to review existing solid waste programs, provide feedback about potential new countywide waste, recycling and reduction programs, and evaluate opportunities to create more renewable energy from waste.

The workshops will be held in an open-house style, including an overview presentation and project-related information at 6 p.m. County representatives will be available to answer any questions afterward.

The North County meeting is the third and final workshop. It will be held from 6-8 p.m., May 2, at the East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road.

The first two meetings are both from 6-8 p.m., as well. The first is April 29 at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Boulevard South, and the second is April 30 at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road.

Time Bandits to play

Sunset Beach concert

TARPON SPRINGS – The next Tarpon Springs Sunset Beach Concert Series will be held from 7-9 p.m., April 4, and feature music from the Time Bandits.

The Time Bandits play popular music and classic hits from the 1970s through today, including classic rock, soul, funk, blues and country.

The event is free and overflow parking and shuttle services will be available at Tarpon Springs High School. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Sunset Beach is located at 1800 Gulf Road.

For more information, call 727-942-5628 or go to

St. Paddy’s DUI

Wolf Pack results

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and local police agencies released the results from its latest countywide DUI Wolf Pack over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

The Wolf Pack was held from 7 p.m., March 16, until 5 a.m., March 17. It resulted in 22 total criminal charges, including 14 DUIs, and 69 total citations, including 19 speeding tickets.

The sheriff’s office and police departments conduct the Wolf Packs in an effort to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving.



TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division will hold its annual Easter Egg-stravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 13, at the Tarpon Springs Sports Complex, 150 Jasmine Ave.

The family friendly Easter event features egg hunts for children 12 and under, crafts, inflatables, games and more.

Refreshments will be available for purchase and the event is free to attend.

For more information, call 727-942-5628 or go to

McMullen Booth Road

section to close

North Pinellas motorists are being advised of an upcoming closure to a section of McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, beginning April 5.

Pinellas County is upgrading the CSXT railroad crossing on McMullen Booth just north of Ruth Eckerd Hall. Normal traffic patterns will be interrupted for about five days. McMullen Booth will be closed between Drew Street and State Road 590 in both directions to all vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles.

The upgrade is part of the county’s maintenance and railway improvement and replacement program. It includes replacement of damaged or undersized rails and rail bed with a pre-fabricated, tieless tub-style concrete crossing, as well as reconstruction of the roadway to improve safety. It is funded through Penny For Pinellas, the county’s local infrastructure sales tax.

Volunteers for

Teen Leadership


DUNEDIN – The Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking responsible teens to volunteer as a Teen Leader with its 2019 Summer Camps.

Teen Leaders will work with adult staff mentors and gain experience along with earning community service hours for scholarships.

The program is seeking teens between the ages of 13-16. For more information on how to apply, call 727-738-2920 or go to

Hospital Healthy


PALM HARBOR – AdventHealth North Pinellas will continue its Healthy Happenings public outreach programs with a program on sleep disorders from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 3.

Thomas Pearson, who specializes in neurology and sleep medicine, will provide an overview of sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm disorders, apnea and parasomnias. Pearson will advise guests about available treatment options.

The April 3 discussion will be held at the YMCA of the Suncoast, 1600 16th Street, Palm Harbor. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

To make reservations or to learn more about Healthy Happenings programs, call 1-844-504-9378.



TARPON SPRINGS – Switchback, an award-winning duo featuring Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, will play the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., March 29.

According to a press release, Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots.

Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $23 for Tarpon Arts members. To purchase tickets or for more information on this event and upcoming performances, go to or call 727-942-5605.

—Suncoast News staff