Spaghetti and meatballs, sauteed vegetables, salad and cannolis are on the menu for the dinner, which is open to the public.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Find out how you can help out in your community.
There are lots of great organizations across Tampa Bay that do fantastic things to help make our communities better. Big Brothers and Big Sisters partners volunteers with a child who could use a friend to relax with and talk to. To learn more about Big Brothers and Big Sisters and how they help out, check out the video above and go to their website to see opportunities on how you can help.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Deputies say they found $3,898 worth of stolen items and a "booster bag" in a vehicle driven by Alberto Alex Rojas, 56, of Palm Harbor. Rojas served as getaway driver during the theft from Ross, according to an arrest affidavit.
A Palm Harbor man served as a getaway driver for a man and woman who traveled from Miami to Palm Harbor to steal merchandise from the Ross store at 33165 U.S. 19, according to authorities. On May 3 at about 9:15 p.m., Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Alberto Alex Rojas, 56, of Palm Harbor and Jose Castillo, 19, and Gina Cordano, 44, whose hometowns were not provided. Deputies say the trio stole $1,085 worth of items from the store that evening using a "booster bag." A booster bag is a bag that has been modified to include a special lining, like multiple layers of aluminum foil, that can prevent security panels from detecting items inside the bag. This allows thieves to place multiple items in a booster bag, then walk out of a …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Looking for something fun to do this weekend around Palm Harbor? We've gotcha covered! Here are our picks for weekend fun!
Got a song and want to sing it? Check out the Witch's Brew at 8 p.m. to get out and perform at their Open Mic Night. The Play for Primates Golf Tournament is 18 holes of golf to help raise money to build a medical building and education center at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. Registration costs $75 and includes a cart, raffle ticket, free food and drink on the course and dinner by Carrabba's. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Crescent Oaks Country Club. Think someone else's trash could be your treasure? Check out this Multi-Family Garage Sale which starts at 8 a.m. The Nautical Flea Market will have plenty available for the marine-minded shoppers. In addition to the shopping, there will also be entertainment and prizes for those who…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The farmer's market that used to be held on the grounds of the North Pinellas Historical Museum will re-open June 2 at Pop Stansell Park.
Palm Harbor will once again have a farmer's market. Representatives from the Palm Harbor Historical Society and CSA Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation met Wednesday afternoon and agreed to team up to bring the farmer's market back to Palm Harbor. The farmer's market that used to be held on the grounds of the North Pinellas Historical Museum will re-open June 2 at Pop Stansell Park. "After reading about what happened with the current location on Palm Harbor Patch, we realized it would be a great asset to add the market to one of our locations. We already have the park space, we have the shade, we have the accessibility and it's something that a Parks and Recreation Department should be partnering with," said Mathew Eberius, CSA Palm Harbor …
The threat of storms prompted organizers to move the April 12 event from its usual location on the athletic track of Palm Harbor University High to The Centre, which is nearby.
Bad weather wasn't enough to stop Palm Harbor's Relay for Life teams from raising more than $65,000 to fight cancer. The team raised a total of $65,876, according to the most recent tally on the team's website. The threat of storms prompted organizers to move the April 12 event from its usual location on the athletic track of Palm Harbor University High to The Centre, which is nearby. Relay for Life organizer Christen Tonry, who is also the principal of Palm Harbor University High, said that they realized a change in location might be needed a few hours before the event was scheduled to begin. Wind gusts of about 20-30 mph collapsed the "survivor" tent that was set up on the track at the high school. Erica Lynford, who is the director of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Palm Harbor Patch readers are voicing their support for the Cross Roads Farmer's Market, which closed last month. CSA Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation is now offering to help move the market to a new location.
On Monday, we posted a story about the closure of the Palm Harbor Cross Roads Farmer's Market. After reading our story, a local organization is hoping to help the farmer's market return to Palm Harbor. "On behalf of CSA Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation, we would love the opportunity to partner with this organization and bring the Farmer's Market to one of our park facilities here in the community. The Museum and the Society are important parts of our heritage here in Palm Harbor / North Pinellas and we can lend a hand to help support them. We are reaching out to them as we speak to see if we can assist," wrote Mathew Eberius, who is the recreation specialist and camps coordinator at CSA Palm Harbor. Eberius says one possible location for the…
These Palm Harbor residents were arrested on a variety of charges from May 8-12, 2013.
The Palm Harbor residents listed below were recently arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. This information was obtained from Pinellas County Jail inmate booking records. If a person is arrested, it does not mean they've been convicted of the crime. Subscribe to the Palm Harbor Patch newsletter to have local news delivered to your email each day. Sign up here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Cross Roads Farmer's Market used to be held every Sunday on the grounds of the North Pinellas Historical Museum. Vendor fees helped pay for the operation and upkeep of the museum.
Palm Harbor's only farmer's market is closed, forcing local shoppers to travel outside of Palm Harbor if they want a farmer's market experience and leaving vendors to find a new place to sell their goods. "I'm extremely disappointed," said Barb Haley, who helped manage the Palm Harbor Cross Roads Farmer's Market which used to be open every Sunday. "I think we had a lot of people who started businesses there. The community loved coming and finding different vendors," she added. The market was held in a grassy, shaded area on the grounds of the North Pinellas Historical Museum at the corner of Belcher and Curlew roads, which are two of the busier roads in the area. The market had moved there from its previous location at Old Palm Harbor Main…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
If you handed your mom a million dollars as a gift on Mother's Day, what would she do with the money? We asked our Palm Harbor Patch Facebook moms that question and got some honest and surprising answers.
No doubt, Palm Harbor moms will be the recipients of lots of hugs and kisses, pampering, and plenty of gifts this Mother's Day. But, what if you handed your mom a million dollars as a gift on Mother's Day, what would she do with the money? We asked our Palm Harbor Patch Facebook moms that question and got some honest and surprising answers. We also noticed that many of the moms would spend some of money to help someone else. Here are some of the replies we received. "Donations to help the homeless and to help homeless pets. Also college funds for grandchildren," -Elaine Posey Smart "A pool. I just want to float after years of responsibility. Then take my family cruising for my mom's probable final one. Dream on," -Darlene M Dormer …