Tuesday, January 1, 2013
As we welcome 2013, we take a look back at the photos that appeared on Palm Harbor Patch in 2012.
January 2012: Hundreds Mourn Logan Kushner A large crowd gathered at Clearwater's Kapok Park to remember Palm Harbor University High grad Logan Kushner, 19, who died after smoking herbal incense. February 2012: Tattoo Parlor Owner Accused of Running Drug & Gun Ring Authorities say they seized 12 guns during a raid at Legacy Tattoo. The business' owner, Gyasi Heard, 32, is accused of running a drug and gun ring. March 2012: Detectives- Security Guard was Triggerman in Deadly Shooting Brandon Patrick Baker, 30, of Palm Harbor was shot dead in front of his twin brother during a confrontation that happened after three vehicles pulled off East Lake Rd. April 2012: Garbage Truck Hits, Kills Pedestrian James P. Algeri, 65, was hit and killed …
Did you know some of your fellow community members are bloggers on Palm Harbor Patch? They contribute their expertise and thoughts on a range of topics.
Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 30 years of experience in the management consulting field. Our Favorite 2012 Blog from Tim: Gridlock! From the blog: "If the last two years are any measure, the country will increase the federal debt, unemployment will remain high, and the direction of the country will continue to spiral out of control." A reader's comment about the blog: Marie Szleszinski said, "There are lessons to be learned from this election. In order for a GOP candidate to even be considered for nomination, they must display extreme conservative values. Romney's push to appear conservative in order to secure the nomination may have ultimately caused him to…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Animal stories captivated Palm Harbor Patch readers in 2012; from a baby deer who survived a snake bite and Tropical Storm Debby, to a horn-honking dog, lovemaking manatees, an opossum family rescued from the engine of a mail truck and more.
1) Baby Deer Survives Snake Bite, Tropical Storm Debby What would you do if you found a tiny fawn that was bitten in the eye by a poisonous snake and abandoned by her mother shortly after Tropical Storm Debby drenched the area? If you're the Suncoast Animal League, you do everything you can to save its life. 2) Rare Encounter: 25-Foot Shark Amazes Scuba Divers "The sheer size of it was unbelievable," said Brennan Russell, one of two Palm Harbor scuba divers who videotaped a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a 25 foot-long whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico. 3) Lost Dog Found: Sydnie's Happy Ending A Palm Harbor dog with an apparent case of wanderlust is safe at home again after she was rescued by a pet-loving teen in Dunedin. 4) Mother …
Friday, December 28, 2012
From a shark encounter to a shirtless politician to a bandage in a bowl of soup, we take a look back at the top headlines on Palm Harbor Patch this past year. Vote in our poll to decide which one was the biggest.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
As the year comes to a close, we look back at the Palm Harbor residents who inspired us in 2012. They range in age from nine to 92 and have one thing in common; their selfless acts helped others.
We'd like to recognize these community members, including one who has passed away, as our Heroes of 2012. Why do we think they're heroes? Read on- John Thorington of Palm Harbor was visiting with a friend in the backyard of her Dunedin home when a car plunged into the water nearby. Read the Story: Good Samaritan Rescues Driver in Intracoastal On Sept. 14, Dan Isabelle, 46, of Palm Harbor, and his son Daniel Jr., 13, were driving to the Westfield Countryside Mall when they saw a car plunge into a nearby pond. Read the Story: Two Sinking Car Rescues by Palm Harbor Men, 7 Months Apart Norbert Swierz, 92, of Palm Harbor was a war hero whose planes were shot down twice. He escaped from a P.O.W. camp and was honored with multiple medals. Read …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Will Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince Willliam choose one of these names for the royal baby?
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
In 2012, the most popular names for girls all ended in -a, according to parenting website BabyCenter.com. The popular girls' names in 2012: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella and Ava. For boys: Aiden, Ethan, Liam, Mason and Jacob. "Names from two generations back are meaningful and retro and have a cool factor," BabyCenter.com's Linda Murray told USA Today. BabyCenter.com released the list last week (and updates it frequently), just days before Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton announced they are expecting their first royal baby. According to BabyCenter.com, Catherine was not in the top 100 for girls' names in 2012, but William is no. 12 on the boys' list so far. Another royal saw his name skyrocket in popularity: The name Harry is…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
If you don't feel like cooking over the holidays, no worries. There are plenty of dining options here in Palm Harbor.
The following Palm Harbor restaurants will be open on Christmas, Christmas Eve, or both days. Innisbrook Golf Resort , 36750 U.S. 19 N. The Lucky Dill, 33180 U.S. 19, (727) 789-5574. Tiffany's Restaurant, 35000 U.S.19, (727) 785-9530 Peggy O'Neill's, 1026 Florida Ave., (727) 787-7734 Snapper's Grill, 36657 U.S. 19, (727) 938-2027 WingHouse of Palm Harbor, 34900 U.S. 19, (727) 784-7706 Vetture's Pizzeria & Restaurant, 36137 E Lake Rd, (727) 787-4858 Amarit Thai, 328 East Lake Rd., (727) 789-9186 Varsity Club, 36355 E Lake Rd, 727-781-4455 East Lake Cafe, 3430 East Lake Rd., (727) 772-0707 Curious about other Palm Harbor restaurants? You can find them in our Places Directory. Want the news delivered to your email box every morning?
Monday, December 17, 2012
It was great to see everyone at the annual holiday parade! We snapped lots of photos of the parade and crowd. A picture of you might be included in this photo gallery. If not, please add your own photos!
Did you make it to this year's holiday parade? If not, no worries! We took plenty of photos! Lots of people lined up along Nebraska Ave. and Old Downtown Palm Harbor for the annual holiday parade Saturday, Dec. 15. The parade started along Westlake and ended in Old Downtown Palm Harbor. After the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted children. Did you take photos? Upload them to this collection for others to see. Happy Holidays!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
This week was a washout for Santa Rides in Palm Harbor!
Storms and rainy evenings caused Santa to cancel his neighborhood visits on the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue truck Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this week. But, Santa's gonna give it another try. Our pals at Palm Harbor Fire Rescue say Santa's visits have been rescheduled for next week. Santa is also going to visit the areas that were missed during his rides Dec. 3 and 5. Here's a look at the updated schedule- Tips for from Palm Harbor Fire Rescue for when Santa visits your neighborhood- Thanks to Palm Harbor Fire Rescue for providing this information.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
One of the highlights of Dogtoberfest was the popular Running of the Wieners races. Ninety-one wiener dogs of all sizes and ages competed in races in which their owners coaxed them over the finish line.
There was a whole lotta tail waggin' goin on Saturday at Dogtoberfest. The annual event is hosted by Palm Harbor's Suncoast Animal League and was held Nov. 10 at Dunedin's Highlander Park. An estimated 4,000 people and an unknown number of dogs attended the festivities, which featured a Super-Pet-Adopt-a-Thon, vendors and dog-themed contests including the Running of the Wieners, Doggie Project Runway, King & Queen of Dogtoberfest and My Pet's Got Talent. The Super Pet Adopt-a-Thon was a huge success, according to Rick Chaboudy, executive director of the Suncoast Animal League. Chaboudy says 52 dogs and one cat were adopted. About 50 rescue groups brought adoptable pets. "I have never been associated with an event where the vendors, …