Friday, March 8, 2013
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, and yes that means you'll be losing an hour of sleep Sunday.
Before you get to bed Saturday night, make sure to "spring forward" your clocks one hour. Beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday, Daylight Saving Time starts again. Yes, that means you'll be losing an hour of sleep Sunday morning. According to USA Today, a survey says many Americans struggle with the time change for about a week. Sleep experts, according to the USA Today report, are skeptical the time change has any real negative consequences. About 61% of Americans say changing the clocks has an effect on them, and 40% say it takes them at least one week to get back to normal, according to a recent survey by the Better Sleep Council, a mattress industry group. "That one hour doesn't have as dramatic of an effect as people think," says David Volpi, …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Looking for something fun to do this weekend around Palm Harbor? We've gotcha covered! Here are our picks for weekend fun!
1) Warehouse Sale, 9:00 am 211 Hedden Ct, Palm Harbor, Free 2) Huge Estate Sale, 9:00 am 114 Phillips Way, Palm Harbor, Free 3) Living Nativity at Crystal Cove Community Church, 8:00 pm 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor, Free 1) "Wrap Up The Holidays" Creative Crafts Guild Holiday Gifts Show, 11:00 am Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, 36750 Us Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, Free 2) Cross Roads Farmers Market, 10:00 am North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Rd, Palm Harbor, Free
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
If you don't feel like cooking this Thanksgiving, you can stay close to home and have dinner at a restaurant right here in Palm Harbor.
Editor's Note: Updated November 14, 2012 For those who have not been keeping an eye on the calendar, Thanksgiving is one week away. There's still time to make a reservation at a Palm Harbor restaurant, if you don't want to cook a Thanksgiving meal. Innisbrook Golf Resort (36750 US 19 N) will be serving Thanksgiving Dinners at Market Salamander Grille (727) 942-5222, Packard's Steakhouse (727) 942-5240 and a Thanksgiving Buffet at the Edinburgh Ballroom (727) 942-2000. See the Thanksgiving Menus. Call the numbers above to make reservations. The Lucky Dill (33180 US 19) will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oven roasted turkey will be served with all the trimmings along with a dessert buffet. The cost is $19.95 for …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The four-year-old girl was playing reportedly near a screened window when the screen came off and the child fell out the window, according to a news release.
While playing with her cousin in her bedroom Saturday afternoon, a Palm Harbor child was reportedly near a screened window. The screen fell off and the girl went out the window, according to a news release. The four-year-old child's mother was downstairs in the kitchen and heard the girl's cry for help. The child was found in the Fox Chase Blvd. yard near a tree and she complained of an injured wrist, the report said. The girl was airlifted to All Children's Hospital where she is recovering. The child was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries and for observation, the report said. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputies assisted fire rescue personnel by establishing a landing zone for the Bay Flight helicopter. The incident …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Remember "Dawn the Fawn", who was rescued after Tropical Storm Debby?
There's nothing like a cute animal story to get your Monday off to a great start. Today, we have an update on one of Palm Harbor Patch's favorite critters, an orphaned fawn named "Dawn". You may remember that Rick Chaboudy at the Suncoast Animal League rescued Dawn after Tropical Storm Debby moved through back in June. Dawn was very tiny and had been bitten in the eye by a poisonous snake. Her mother was nowhere to be found. Well now, Dawn has a new home now and we're happy to report it appears as though she doing pretty darned good. She recently made a new friend who happens to be a squirrel. How adorable! Here's what Rick Chaboudy had to say about the unlikely pals- "Dawn met one of the baby squirrels for the first time on a recent …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, AAA promotes Roadwise Rx to help seniors understand how medications may affect their ability to drive safely.
More than 80 percent of drivers age 65 and older regularly take medications, yet only half have talked to a medical professional about possible safety issues related to driving. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, AAA promotes Roadwise Rx to help seniors understand how medications may affect their ability to drive safely. Developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Roadwise Rx is an online tool that details common side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The tool generates personalized feedback on how medications, herbal supplements and foods, and their interactions with each other, can impact safety behind the wheel. Drivers are encouraged to discuss the confidential results with their doctor or …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Palm Harbor's memorial honoring the victims of the September 11 attacks will be unveiled during a special ceremony Tuesday. The memorial is located at Curlew Hills Memory Garden
Crews are putting the finishing touches on Palm Harbor's 9/11 Memorial. This week, landscapers were working on the area surrounding the memorial, which is located at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. Crews placed the Twin Towers on the memorial in August. Each tower weighs 4,000 lbs and is made from solid granite. The project is the joint effort of Palm Harbor Fire Rescue and Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. A special ceremony was held last March for the memorial's groundbreaking. On September 11, the memorial will be dedicated during a special ceremony that begins at 10 am at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. The public is invited to attend. The ceremony will include- Curlew Hills Memory Gardens is located at 1750 Curlew Rd. (727) 789-2000. Related …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The Palm Harbor location is one of 32 Lifestyle Family Fitness gyms that were recently acquired by LA Fitness.
Palm Harbor's Lifestyle Family Fitness is notifying members that the gym will close for good at 2 p.m. on Oct. 1. A sign posted at the gym's front desk informs members about the closure. A manager at the gym would not provide details about the closure and referred Patch to corporate headquarters. So far, no one has responded to inquiries made by Patch. LA Fitness recently acquired most of the Lifestyle Family Fitness Clubs in Florida. According to the LA Fitness website, the transaction was completed July 2. The website also says that Lifestyle Family Fitness members will be able to use LA Fitness gyms. There is an LA Fitness located at 35104 U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor, which is less than one mile away from the Lifestyle Family Fitness. LA …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Dean Lavas, owner of Pro Karate, is teaching a free a self-defense class in honor of two women, Kelly Rothwell and Sheena Morris, who Lavas believes may not have been able to get themselves out of a dangerous situation.
A Palm Harbor business owner is hoping free self-defense classes will help save lives. Dean Lavas, owner of Pro Karate, is teaching a self-defense class in honor of two women who Lavas believes may not have been able to get themselves out of a dangerous situation. St. Petersburg Police cadet Kelly Rothwell, 35, vanished in March of 2011. Rothwell was discovered missing after a close friend called the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office concerned about her safety because of domestic issues Rothwell and her boyfriend had been experiencing. She was never found. Authorities believe Rothwell is dead. Sheena Morris, 22, was found dead in a Bradenton Beach hotel room. Her family says prior to her death, someone in a nearby hotel room called 911 to …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Dolphin sightings are just one of the many reasons why Palm Harbor is so awesome!
We encountered a pleasant surprise last week while covering a story about how residents and businesses were preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac. We spotted a trio of dolphins cruising in the water just off Crystal Beach. The dolphins circled for a while before swimming south. None of the dolphins jumped out of the water, but we're crossing our fingers they'll jump next time! Do you have fun photos of Palm Harbor that you'd like everyone to see? Just click the "Upload Photos & Videos" button with this story, or add them to our Pics & Clips gallery to share your photos with Palm Harbor Patch readers!