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Tampa Bay March 2009 Archive


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USF's Power Center, Progress Energy To Build Smart Grid

Tuesday March 31, 2009
The Power Center for Utility Explorations at the University of South Florida will partner with Progress Energy Florida to build the largest and most comprehensive smart grid in the Southeast, ... Read More

Residents Set To Play At North Port Games

Sunday March 29, 2009
Part of the city’s 50th anniversary celebration, the North Port Games will take place on Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Dallas White Park, 5900 Greenwood Ave., ... Read More

Brooker, Weedon Summer Camp Registration Begins In April

Sunday March 29, 2009
Two one-week summer camp programs are planned at Brooker Creek Preserve and Weedon Island Preserve that will serve students living throughout Pinellas County. Camp registration will kick off in April. A ... Read More

Dunedin To Host Highland Games

Saturday March 28, 2009
Showcasing its Scottish heritage, the city of Dunedin will host the 43rd annual Dunedin Highland Games and Spring Clan Gathering on Saturday, April 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at ... Read More

American Stage Extends ‘Lysistrata’ Run

Saturday March 28, 2009
Due to audience demand, American Stage Theatre Company has extended the run of Aristophanes' hit comedy Lysistrata through Saturday, April 11. Running with the tagline “No sex, please, we’re Greek,” ... Read More

Safety Harbor's Bloom N' Garden Festival To Blossom March 28

Wednesday March 25, 2009
The city of Safety Harbor will host its fourth annual Bloom N’ Garden Festival on Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, designed to inspire community landscaping for ... Read More

Todd Rundgren To Perform At Capitol Theatre

Wednesday March 25, 2009
As part of its On The Road series, Ruth Eckerd Hall will present Todd Rundgren on Friday, March 27, 8 p.m., at the historic Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Attendees ... Read More

Guitar Shorty To Perform At New Port Richey's Chasco Fiesta March 26

Wednesday March 25, 2009
As part of the annual Chasco Fiesta, Alligator recording artist and master bluesman Guitar Shorty will perform Thursday, March 26, 8:30 p.m., at Sims Park Amphitheater, 6341 Bank St., New ... Read More

Sarasota Investigating Whooping Cough Outbreak

Sunday March 22, 2009
Sarasota County Health Department officials are investigating an outbreak of 15 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) among students, teachers and parents of a private elementary school. Pertussis is a contagious bacterial ... Read More

Tampa Approves Tougher Water Restrictions

Sunday March 22, 2009
Tampa City Council approved a revised emergency ordinance today for water customers in the city’s water service area that reflects the ongoing drought in the region and further tightens watering ... Read More

Swiftmud Suspends Controlled Burns, Bans Campfires

Saturday March 21, 2009
With dry weather expected to continue through June, it comes as little surprise that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has suspended controlled burns on district lands and is simultaneously ... Read More

Pinellas Cautions Residents On Coyote Presence

Saturday March 21, 2009
Living in such a densely populated county, it's easy to forget about coyotes. They're out there, though. Drive along Indian Rocks Road in Belleair or on Walsingham Road near Heritage ... Read More

Hernando Business Showcase Set For March 26

Wednesday March 18, 2009
Live Here, Shop Here will be the theme of the Hernando Business Showcase to be presented by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 26, 4 to ... Read More

Hillsborough Kicks Off Registration Drive For Summer Fun Camp

Sunday March 15, 2009
Registration for Hillsborough County Summer Fun Camp has already begun at 43 recreation centers throughout Hillsborough County, including Tampa, Apollo Beach, Plant City, Temple Terrace, Seffner and Brandon. True, it's only ... Read More

Heritage Village To Host National Quilting Day Event

Saturday March 14, 2009
Area quilters will celebrate National Quilting Day with the public on Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo. Quilters from St. Petersburg, ... Read More

Temple University To Defend Title In Mayor's Cup Regatta

Friday March 13, 2009
Rowers from around the nation will converge on downtown Tampa for the spectator-oriented Mayor’s Cup Regatta on March 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Tampa Mayor's Cup Regatta is ... Read More

Sarasota County Initiates Budget Reductions

Tuesday March 10, 2009
In preparation for a mid-year budget reduction on March 23, Sarasota County recently announced plans to eliminate a total of 56 positions. According to the county's website, 24 eliminated positions will ... Read More

Jannus Landing To Welcome Acoustic Architect Andy McKee

Monday March 9, 2009
Acoustic soloist Andy McKee will perform on Friday, March 13, 8 p.m., at Jannus Landing Courtyard, 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. After receiving over 50 million views collectively for his ... Read More

Pasco Plans Florida Housing Help Workshop

Monday March 9, 2009
Florida's chief financial officer Alex Sink welcomes the public to attend Florida Housing Help, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Community United Methodist Church, 3214 ... Read More

Pasco Opens New Vital Statistics Location In Land O'Lakes

Monday March 9, 2009
The Pasco County Health Department will officially open the doors of a new Vital Statistics location on Tuesday, March 10, at 4135 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. The new location will ... Read More

Libraries To Present Road Scholar Series

Sunday March 8, 2009
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will host three Road Scholar events in March, including: Saturday, March 14 – Florida Humanities Road Scholar Jeff Klinkenberg, 1 p.m., at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional ... Read More

Pasco Libraries To Host Rockus Maximus Retro

Sunday March 8, 2009
The library may be quiet, but the event the Pasco County Library System is preparing for will undoubtedly be loud, raucous and fun: The library will present Battle of the ... Read More

Pasco To Celebrate Parks On March 14

Saturday March 7, 2009
Pasco will celebrate parks at the March for Parks Event on Saturday, March 14, noon to 4 p.m., at the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New ... Read More

Duggins To Give Author Talk At Geldbart Auditorium

Saturday March 7, 2009
National Public Radio’s “space expert,” Pat Duggins, will discuss Florida’s impact on NASA and NASA’s impact on Florida on Wednesday, March 18, 2 to 3 p.m., in the Geldbart Auditorium, ... Read More

Clearwater Library To Present Caladesi History Lecture

Saturday March 7, 2009
At age 87, Myrtle Betz wrote Yesteryear I Lived In Paradise, an autobiographical book that details her memories of growing up on Caladesi Island and the pioneer Florida lifestyle. Her ... Read More

Tampa Theatre’s Traveling Picture Show Returns to City Parks

Thursday March 5, 2009
Tampa Theatre will once again host Sunset Cinema, a traveling outdoor picture show. The second season of Sunset Cinema will bring outdoor movie screenings to neighborhoods around Hillsborough County. This year's ... Read More

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Boaters

Thursday March 5, 2009
As of Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., the Coast Guard suspended its search for the remaining three boaters who were reported missing after departing for their fishing trip off Clearwater Pass early ... Read More

Heavy Surf Hammers Tampa Bay Area Coastline

Sunday March 1, 2009
According to the National Weather Service, much of the Tampa Bay area is under a high surf advisory with high surf and dangerous rip currents expected through Monday, March 2, ... Read More

Coast Guard Continues Search For Boaters

Sunday March 1, 2009
The Coast Guard continues its search for four missing boaters about 50 miles west of Clearwater Pass Sunday. According to a statement from United States Coast Guard District 7, Watchstanders at ... Read More

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