Pinellas News

Window on Pinellas, Apr. 10

Tarpon High gets athletics grant
TARPON SPRINGS — The Tarpon Springs High School athletics department is one of 22 nationwide to receive a Muscle Milk Recovery Grant.
Each school receives $12,000, which will help with a new treatment station for the training room, fitness equipment for the weight room, portable waterboys to be used as hydration stations and new basketball backboards and rims for the gym.
Tarpon Springs High was joined by another Pinellas County school, Lakewood High, in receiving the grant.
Tarpon spring cleanup day set
TARPON SPRINGS — Tarpon Springs Sanitation customers have the opportunity to participate in the city's 2014 Spring Cleanup from 7 a.m. until noon on Sunday, April 13.
City residents only may place large items, such as furniture, mattresses, washers and dryers, ovens and carpet, at the curb by 7 a.m. Sunday.
This event is not for electronics, chemicals, yard waste and other similar items that require specialized disposal.
For a full list of accepted items call (727) 943-4837(727) 943-4837.
Florida Public Health Week
The Florida Department of Health is recognizing National Public Health Week, April 7–13, with the release of a new resource, “Florida Public Health Heroes.”
The project observes 125 years of Florida Public Health and the contributions of professionals in the field in each of the state's 67 counties.
To view the entire list go to
YMCA volunteers recognized
CLEARWATER — The YMCA of the Suncoast recognized their 2013 Volunteers of the Year on last Thursday at the Kapok Special Events Center in Clearwater.
The theme of the night was “YMCA of the Suncoast Superheroes” unmasked and nearly 200 attendees applauded the 22 “Suncoast Superheroes” for their volunteer efforts.
Primate sanctuary Easter event
PALM HARBOR — The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, at 4600 U.S. Alt. 19, is holding its 2014 Easter Egg Hunt and Yard Sale on April 12.
The event, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., is sponsored by Dunedin Academy Cancer Crusaders.
A $5 donation for the Easter Egg Hunt is requested and sodas, hot dogs and ice cream will be available for purchase.
For more information call Deanna Greene at (727) 430-5044(727) 430-5044.
NYT best-seller coming to library
EAST LAKE — The East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase on Tuesday, April 15, will feature a New York Times bestselling author, Tim Dorsey.
Dorsey recently added “Tiger Shrimp Tango” to his list of Florida crime novels.
The program is scheduled for 6:30–7:45 p.m.
More information on the showcase call (727) 773-2665(727) 773-2665.
Hospital plans health event
TARPON SPRINGS — Florida Hospital North Pinellaswill presents its lates “Healthy Happenings” event on Tuesday, April 15, on dizziness and vertigo.
More than 90 million Americans experience vertigo a some point in their lives, according to The American Institue of Balance, a collaborator with the hospital on this event.
A presentation given by Darren Kurtzer, a board-certified doctor of audiology, will take place 10–11 a.m. Registration is at 9:30 a.m.
The lecture will be in Conference Rooms A and B on the second floor of the hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave,
Call (727) 943-3600(727) 943-3600 for additional information and to RSVP.
Youth fishing tourney registering
TARPON SPRINGS — The 2014 Peter T. Assimack Memorial Fishing Tournament is accepting more anglers for its end-of-the month event.
The April 26 tournament focuses on involving families, especially children, in the sport of fishing. All proceeds benefit The Peter T. Assimack Scholarship Fund.
Entry fees are $100 for the Open Division, $75 for the Sportsman Division and $20 for the Kids Division for children 12 and younger.
Go to or call (727) 421-6156(727) 421-6156 to learn more.
Suncoast News staff report