Thursday, May 2, 2013
Florida Highway Patrol investigators say Axios A. Kazouris, 30, crashed into three other vehicles after attempted to make a u-turn by driving over a grassy median on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor.
A four-vehicle crash sent one man to the hospital and closed a stretch of northbound U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor for two hours Wednesday afternoon. 30-year-old Axios A. Kazouris of Tarpon Springs was driving a 1995 Honda sedan southbound in the inside left turn lane of U.S. 19 when he attempted to make a u-turn by driving over the grassy median just north of Nebraska Avenue around 1:05 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Kazouris' Honda drove into the path of a 2006 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by Jessica Adams, 26, of Clearwater. The front of Adam's pickup hit the rear side of Kazouris' Honda. The impact of the crash caused the Honda to hit a 2000 Stem truck driven by Pene T. Eva, 51,of Hudson and a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
A seller is offering 'linen' vintage postcards that include two images from Tarpon Springs.
The amazing thing about eBay is that online shoppers never know from moment to moment what treasure may go on sale – and what bargains they may find. That seems to be the case Friday, April 5, on eBay, as some vintage "linen" postcards are advertised on the online auction site. Two of the three Florida images are from Tarpon Springs. One is titled "Interior View of New Greek Orthodox Church." The other is: "Epiphany Day Parade at Tarpon Springs Florida... the Venice of the South." The third postcard is a lovely image of some wading water birds, including the pink roseate spoonbill. You'll never guess what these postscards are selling for either. Check out these Tarpon Springs vintage photos on eBay. You'll never know what you'll find on …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Shepherd Center is doing its own Harlem Shake Video April 3 at 3 p.m. Come to the thrift store, if you would like to join the filming.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Check out the most recent images folks uploaded on Instagram using the hashtag #TarponSprings.
Share your photos from Tarpon Springs in the Patch neighborhood gallery. Click here to get started.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The St. Ignatius Early Childhood Center will have a yard sale with gently used items and new merchandise March 16.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Local Voices Blogger Anne Cobb shares a special encounter with three manatees.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Fire officials report no injuries in the early morning house blaze on Ranch Road.
The cause of a Ranch Road house blaze early Sunday is still under investigation, fire officials report. East Lake Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire around 4:30 a.m. at 831 Ranch Road in the East Lake area of Tarpon Springs, an unincorporated part of Pinellas County. Fire officials report "extensive damage" to the two-story, 2,800-square-foot house. The 1975 home owned by David and Cindi Seidel is in a residential area off of Keystone Road, just south of the East Lake Soccer Complex. No injuries are reported. The cause does not appear to be suspicious, fire officials say. Fire units from East Lake, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs responded. The investigation is ongoing.
A developer is purchasing a piece of land from St. Petersburg College's Tarpon Springs campus, where it intends to build one of the popular convenience stores from the Northeast.
Wawa, a popular Northeast-based convenience store and gas station, could be coming to Tarpon Springs. RKM Development Corp. of St. Petersburg has plans to build a Wawa at the site of an old gas station near the intersection of U.S. 19 and Klosterman Road, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The developer is buying a .9-acre piece of land from St. Petersburg College's Tarpon Springs Campus where the new Wawa's parking lot will go, according to the Times. There's no timetable for when the Tarpon Springs Wawa will be built, the Times reports. Wawa has been expanding its presence in Florida, opening four locations in the Tampa Bay area in recent months — most recently a New Port Richey store last week. There's also a Largo Wawa in the works. Are you…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Officials say cold shelters will open at various locations around the county around 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. Guests will be accepted throughout the night.
Anticipated cold temperatures and high wind gusts over the weekend are prompting Pinellas County officials to open cold night shelters on Sunday, March 3. Temperatures are expected to drop to 48, and wind gusts may reach up to 20 mph. Officials say cold shelters will open at various locations around the county around 6 p.m. Guests will be accepted throughout the night. The shelters will close Monday morning at approximately 6 a.m. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm safe place to spend the night and breakfast the following morning, county officials say. Families with children are placed in motels. To make arrangements for a family, call Sarah Snyder with the Homeless Leadership Board at 727-424-1355. Nearby locations …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The National Weather Service is asking residents to be mindful of conditions as they go about their day, Feb. 26.
A tornado watch is in effect in the Tarpon Springs area through 3 p.m. today, Feb. 26. According to the National Weather Service’s Ruskin office, that means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. Meteorologist Rick Davis says the threat of severe weather is possible later this morning and into this afternoon as “kind of a squall line will move through the area. The potential is there for isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts.” Thunderstorms are also possible. Davis urges Tarpon Springs residents to keep an eye on the weather as they go through their day. If a tornado warning is issued for the area it means a tornado has been spotted and residents should “seek safety until the warning passes.” While today’s weather …