Wednesday, May 1, 2013
An elderly driver accidentally crashed into a medical lab in South Pasadena on Wednesday morning, officials say.
Phlebotomist Dalt Cornelison was the only employee in the building Wednesday morning when an elderly woman crashed her Toyota Yaris through the front window of the International Medical Laboratory in South Pasadena. Cornelison says he had his back to the window when, at about 9:30, he heard the "kaboom." He turned around and found himself just three feet from the hood of the car. He was shaken up but says he's OK. Cornelison called 911 and helped the woman to safety. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, no injuries were reported. The woman was treated by emergency personel on scene but did not have to be transported to a hospital, officials say. The lab director says the woman was a patient coming in for an appointment …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
After the pub's kitchen was destroyed by a fire this weekend, the owner put out a call for help on the businesses' Facebook page. Lea Doyle can only describe the response with one word, "unbelievable."
The Horse & Jockey British Pub has been part of the South Pasadena community for 26 years, and during that time has always hosted a much anticipated St. Patrick's Day party. This year, the party was cancelled when a fire broke out in the pub's kitchen the day before the big celebration. "There's nothing to cry about," Owner Lea Doyle said as he walked through the smoke charred bar. "We're going to have a huge reopening party," he said with a smile. The fire hasn’t dampened Doyle’s spirits. In fact, he's amazed at the amount of support he's received. The fire happened around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Just hours later, Doyle posted a call for help on the pub's Facebook page, asking anyone available to come on down and clean what they can. "…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Several yachts were broken into at the MarineMax in South Pasadena Thursday.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of break-ins at the MarineMax Yacht Service Center at 6810 Gulfport Blvd. in South Pasadena. Deedee Moss, the Service Administrator, says five yachts were broken into on Thursday, Jan. 10. It happened between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Moss says that although nothing was stolen, the burglars ransacked the boats, pulled out drawers and caused minor damage to one boat. "They didn't take anything, it's really weird," Moss said. Moss says three fishing poles were taken from one yacht but were left on the dock. "They may have gotten spooked," she said of the suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at (727) 582-6200.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The 83-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle and killed at the intersection of Pasadena Avenue and Majestic Way.
A South Pasadena car crash claimed the life of an 83-year-old woman Monday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Margherita Trupiano was walking across Pasadena Avenue west at the crosswalk at Majestic Way, when she was hit by a Ford Econo-Line Van driven by 54-year Emile Daniel of St.Petersburg. Daniel was traveling north on Pasadena Avenue and in the curb side lane. Trupiano had just stepped into crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle. Trupiano was transported to Bayfront Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of life-threatening injuries; she was pronounced dead at 1:06 p.m. Trupiano lived on Shore Drive South in St. Petersburg. Neither alcohol nor speed appear to be a factor in this case, and the Major Accident …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a program that pairs local businesses with businesses experts. Organizers hope it's a recipe for success.
Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce Mentor Program "Any business that thinks it’s time for them to grow, that’s the time to come to us and say: 'Am I right?' 'What do I need to know?' 'What do I need to do?' " says Bob Newcomb, the chamber's executive director. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is launching a new Mentor Program that will connect local active and retired business owners, executives and professional people in Gulfport and South Pasadena with local businesses that need advice. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Newcomb says the Mentor Program is a local spinoff of the U.S. Small Business Administration's SCORE program. SCORE is a non-profit association that connects businesses with retired executive who offer their …