Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Polls close in Pinellas County at 7 p.m.
Once you have been to your polling location, or otherwise cast your ballot, you may be wondering when voting results will be announced in Pinellas County. It's hard to predict exactly when the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections will have all of the county votes in and counted, but here's what we do know: The statewide results for Florida might take a bit longer because portions of the panhandle are in the Central Time Zone and polls will close there at 8 p.m. EST.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama deserves four more years. Watch our video and hear why Clinton backs Obama even more this time around.
Supporters cheered and chanted "four more years" along with Former President Bill Clinton at a rally in downtown St. Petersburg Friday night. About 1,000 supporters packed the Coliseum and showed their support by holding pro Obama signs and waving on the former president during his speech. "I am far more enthusiastic about President Barack Obama this time, and you should be, too," Clinton said. "I feel more strongly this time because, first of all, he has done a much better job with a terrible situation than most people would." Watch our video and hear directly from Former President Bill Clinton.
Monday, June 25, 2012
A Level 1 state of emergency, the lowest declaration, is in effect as Tropical Storm Debby brings rain, winds and flooding to Florida.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon as the state deals with the effects of Tropical Storm Debby. Scott declared a Level 1 state of emergency, the lowest, which activates storm operations in all 67 counties, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Scott receieved a briefing on the storm's effects before advising Floridians "to be safe, avoid non-essential driving, pay close attention to weather reports and stay away from downed power lines," according to the Times. "I think the most important thing is, one, just use common sense. Be careful," Scott said. "If you're close to a beach, be very cautious. Look at all the beach advisories. If there's any standing water, if there's any flooding, don't drive into it. Be very…
Monday, February 6, 2012
With mature adults living longer many of those unmarried are returning to the dating scene after a divorce, death of a spouse or some other circumstance. But those seeking romance need to be careful in doing so.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, more than 40.3 million Americans are 65 years of age and older, with a whopping 16.2 million of them not married. Because seniors are living longer, healthier lives than at any other time in our history, many of these unmarried, mature individuals – regardless of their advanced age, some even in their 80s and 90s – have returned to the dating scene. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we talked to a therapist in the St. Petersburg area who often helps people, including seniors, in regards to dating. We asked her for advice for the mature tman or woman seeking to re-enter the dating scene. Monica Burton is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a master’s degree in this type of …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Don't get bugged, get armed with information about local insects. Read along and find tips for preventing and treating bug bites, in this week's Living Well.
Florida’s sub-tropical climate virtually assures encounters with insects and spiders. According to www.floridanature.org, there are about 500 insects and spiders found only in our state. And while many insects play a vital role in breaking down decaying plants and animals, some can also be a nuisance for humans. From mosquito bites to bee stings, hornets and fire ants, it’s good to know what’s bugging you. While some mosquitoes can transmit diseases, such as Malaria, experts say few cases are seen in our state annually. While also at a fairly low rate in Florida, ticks can cause Lyme Disease, which can have a disabling impact on joints and muscles. However, early detection is the key to treatment. That’s why it’s a good idea to make a …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Gulfport church will reopen its doors tonight to help area homeless stay warm.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene of Gulfport will reopen its doors tonight to area homeless citizens looking escape the harsh cold front that has plunged temperatures to near-freezing conditions. The church, located at 1000 55th St South, will offer shelter for up to 20 homeless adults at 6 p.m. The shelter will close the following morning at 6 a.m. The shelter is for both homeless men and women. Those seeking shelter will receive a hot meal for dinner, a warm and safe environment to sleep and a breakfast the following morning. Volunteers are welcome. The church also could use supplies such as paper products, sandwiches, coffee or blankets. Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate items may do so by contacting Cliff Smith at (727) 464-8448 or …