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Rescission of precautionary boil water advisory for St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island
Residents in St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island should be advised that the Boil Water Advisory has been rescinded on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Normal water use can resume immediately.
Water samples confirmed that there was no contamination from a reduction in water pressure that occurred between 45th Ave. in St. Pete Beach and 116th Ave. in Treasure Island. Pinellas County issued the Boil Water Advisory on Tuesday, Dec. 3 as a precautionary step pursuant to the Florida Department of Health regulations.
Pinellas County Utilities thanks all of our customers for their cooperation during this event. Further information may be obtained by calling Customer Service at (727) 464-4000.
Join Santa Paws at holiday event
Pinellas County Animal Services will celebrate the holidays with the Pinellas Paws Cause festivities on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The pet-friendly event is being held to support the Animal Welfare Trust Fund and will keep tails wagging with entertainment, demonstrations, vendors, food and more (posted 12-02-13)
Celebrating Trees and Traditions
Heritage Village will present Trees and Traditions, a Pinellas holiday celebration from 1850 through 1950, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special day of holiday-related activities include children’s activities and crafts, holiday music, tours, a special visit from Santa Claus and a Holiday Marketplace. more (posted 12-02-13)
Applicants sought for vacancies
Résumés are now being accepted for appointments to the Parks and Conservation Resources Advisory Board and Feather Sound Community Services District. more (posted 11-22-13)
Holiday shopping tips for consumers
It’s the busiest shopping time of the year and consumers need to be prepared. Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection offers the following tips... more (posted 11-22-13)
EMS holds cardiac arrest seminar
Sudden cardiac arrest is a serious health issue, requiring immediate care to restart a heartbeat and prevent long-term damage in the patient. Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services is presenting a seminar on this topic on Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Pinellas County EMS Headquarters, 12490 Ulmerton Road in Largo. more (posted 11-21-13)
HCS offices to close for training
Pinellas County’s Department of Health and Community Services will close its offices for training at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 25. This includes the department’s four locations:
- Clearwater, 2189 Cleveland St., Suite 230
- Largo, 8751 Ulmerton Road
- St. Petersburg, 647 1st Ave. N.
- Tarpon Springs, 3015 Disston Ave.
Plan on Pinewood Dec. 7
Start the holidays off at Pinewood Dec. 7 to 8, when the Pinellas County campus at Walsingham and Ulmerton roads come alive with the sights and sounds of the season.
more (posted 11-18-13)
In on the act are Animal Services, Heritage Village and Florida Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Florida Botanical Gardens on Dec. 8.
Year-end State of the County message
Pinellas County Commission Chairman Kenneth T. Welch looks back on – and ahead to – several key issues facing Pinellas County in his year-end State of the County video posted this week and on the county’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. The links are provided n the county’s homepage. more (posted 11-08-13)
Invitation to a VIP Lights preview
The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation is hosting a VIP preview of the 2013 Holiday Lights in the Gardens on Friday, Nov. 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Guests will be the first to stroll through this year’s display of more than 750,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations while enjoying live musical entertainment and a tempting array of food and cocktails provided by event sponsors. The rain date is Saturday, Nov. 23. more (posted 11-08-13)
CDC launches water study
The Centers for Disease Control partnered with Pinellas County Utilities to launch the CDC Water and Health Study on Oct. 28. The study, which will take place over the next six months in Pinellas County Utilities’ water service areas, is part of a larger research project that will help public health researchers better understand the links between water use and health in communities across the United States. Pinellas County Utilities is volunteering to work with the CDC on this important project. more (posted 11-01-13)
Bayway becomes an artificial reef
The old Pinellas Bayway bridge became part of the Pinellas County’s artificial reef system in the Gulf of Mexico over the summer.
About 12,500 tons of bridge material from the demolition of the old Bayway bridge went to the South County Reef. The deployments began in May and were completed by mid-September. The bridge material was donated by Orion Marine Group Inc., who was contracted by the Florida Department of Transportation to demolish the old Bayway bridge and construct a new four-lane high level bridge. more (posted 10-28-13)
Preserves have free exhibits
Pinellas County’s Weedon Island and Brooker Creek preserves offer exhibits that are free and give people a great reason to come in out of the heat as part of their exploration of the county’s natural wonders. more (posted 10-28-13)
A home for the holidays
The holiday season is just around the corner and Pinellas County can help deck the halls with the First-Time Homebuyer Program, available to those who have never owned a home, have not owned a home in the last three years or are veterans. more (posted 10-15-13)
Volunteer for homeless count
On any given night there are over 6,000 homeless children, families and adults in Pinellas County.
On Thursday January 23, 2014 the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board in partnership with the community will conduct a one day count and survey of homeless individuals and families throughout Pinellas County.
The data collected helps to sustain funding for much needed services for the homeless. more (posted 10-11-13)
Avoid Affordable Care Act scams
There are three aspects of the Affordable Care Act that make it easy for scams to thrive. First, the law affects nearly every American in some way, so consumers across the U.S. are vulnerable to getting scammed. Second, the act is not standardized nationwide, allowing each state to administer the law in different ways. Third, the complexity of the law leaves consumers confused.
Expect scammers to be counting on consumers’ lack of knowledge and confusion regarding the law in order to perpetrate their scams. Government officials will not call about health insurance and would never ask for personal information over the phone. more (posted 10-08-13)
State drives home texting message
The Florida Department of Transportation and AAA are partnering to reduce distracted driving on Florida’s roadways by educating the public about the new Florida law banning texting while driving.
The “Florida ban on Texting While Driving Law” went into effect Oct. 1. It is hoped the new law will help promote safe driving and address critical issues related to distracted driving in the state of Florida. The provisions of the law state that a person may not operate a motor vehicle in motion while manually typing into a wireless communications device known as texting, emailing and instant messaging (non-voice). more (posted 10-01-13)