Friday, October 21, 2011
Take advantage of the cooler weather with some of these fantastic outdoor activities this weekend.
1. What better way to celebrate the arrival of fall weather than by attending a fall festival? The Fall Country Jubilee at Heritage Village features live music, crafts, tours of historic homes and a flea market. The event kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Call 727-582-2123 for more information. 2. Golf buffs might want to enter the St. Anthony's Golf Classic taking place at the Bayou Club on Friday afternoon. The entry fee is $225 each for the four person scramble, which includes lunch, tee gifts, range balls and a dinner reception. All proceeds go to new Emergency Center capital campaign for the hospital. For more information call Trisha Evensen at 727-825-1109. 3. Orchid lovers won't want …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
This weekend, take the family fly casting, stand up paddle boarding, or horseback riding. Or check out an Edison and Ford exhibition, the Talako Indian Dancers or a Rays Watch Party.
The skies are clearing this weekend, and it's just in time to enjoy many outdoor activities. Largo offers a variety of family fun, including a Talako Indian Dance event, fly casting or paddle boarding classes, the Edison and Ford Exhibit and Farm Day and horseback riding. Nearby, you can also catch the Rays' away game at St. Petersburg's Tradewinds Island Resort. If you're headed to the library (check out Friday's educational event), remember the Largo Library will be closed on Sunday. 1. Talako Indian Dancers: Enjoy the artful expression of this dance group. Dancers will be dressed in full regalia, with narrative accompanying each dance. This youth organization focuses on spreading public awareness of American Indian culture. Free event, …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Plan your weekend in Largo with our weekend events guide.
Weekend Events for July 15-17 Flick N Float Family Movies Swing Dancing with Savoy Swing Scrapbook Cropping Marathon Monthly Night Nature Hikes Edison and Ford Exhibit
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Daniel Peacock, 18, won the Pinellas County's Youth Volunteer of the Year award for his service at Heritage Village. He competes in local triathlons and is studying to become a teacher.
Dressed in his blue uniform shirt, Daniel Peacock enters the staff break room in Heritage Village. His smile is an infectious grin spreading instantly across his face. It’s similar to the constant one he had during the Pinellas County Volunteer Awards Ceremony, where he won Youth Volunteer of the Year for his tireless service. Peacock offers to guide a tour through the Village’s tall Pine tree trails. A tour map shows more than 28 historic structures dotting a wide, rectangular trail with several paths leading to building entrances. Peacock takes off toward the Shirley McPherson Nature Trail. Ever conscious of those around him, he matches his gait to the visitors' pace, slowing and stopping to answer questions about the historic structures…
Friday, June 17, 2011
This weekend enjoy events in and around Largo, including an antique appraisal fair, swing dance party, summer swim party, jazz show, singles dance and murder mystery dinner theater.
Largo is hopping with activities this weekend. There is something for everyone, from singles to families. Mark the end of your work week with events in and around Largo like an antique appraisal fair, swing dance party, summer swim party, jazz show, singles dance and murder mystery dinner theater. Antique Appraisal Fair (Saturday)– unearth your treasures and find out how much they’re worth. Presented by the Pinellas County Historical Society, this fundraising event will feature local experts who will appraise your antiques. Specialties include Oriental rugs, Victorian jewelry, rare and vintage books, guns and armor, clocks and pocket watches, collectible glass, furniture, musical stringed instruments, pre-1950 dolls and more. Largo …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Pinellas County honored exemplary volunteers with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement award and Partners In Public Service award. Held at Pinellas County Extension, the event recognized 26 outstanding volunteers.
Can you imagine committing 635 hours in one year as a volunteer? What about taking two buses to travel from Pinellas Park to Largo after you’ve clocked in to a full school day? That’s exactly what teen volunteers Monica Craig and Daniel Peacock did in 2010. Craig and Peacock were two of the 26 outstanding volunteers honored at the Pinellas County Volunteer Services award ceremony, Celebrating People in Action. The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners presented the Partners in Public Service awards to volunteers who had been nominated by county departments, such as Heritage Village, Pinellas County Extension, Brooker Creek Preserve, Emergency Management and others. The event was held at the Pinellas County Extension on April 14, …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
These non-profit organizations provide resources, education and assistance to Largo residents.
Local non-profit organizations provide a variety of resources to the Largo community. Patch wants to share our picks on five non-profits that are truly making a difference.
Monday, January 31, 2011
The Pinellas County Historical Society's 18th Annual Folk Festival showcased Tampa Bay performers, folk musicians and crafts. The event was held at Heritage Village.
Set against the historical, wooded backdrop of Heritage Village, the Pinellas Folk Festival featured performers of folk art and music. The event was presented by the Pinellas County Historical Society on Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performers included a variety of talent, such as storytellers, folk musicians and singers, choirs and Native American dancers. A huge crowd gathered to watch the traditional dances of the Native American Dance Society of Florida. At the end of their presentation, the group invited audience members to participate in a prayer dance. The event showcased many activities, in which visitors could learn about blacksmithing, curing and preserving, historical houses, antique cars, folk crafts and more. …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Dr. Safford was one of the first female physicians in Pinellas County. She was a women’s rights activist. She fought for equal rights, education and health.
Bev Kelly, a Heritage Village volunteer, introduced Dr. Mary Jane Safford, a women's activist from the Tampa Bay area who fought for women's rights when it was politically incorrect. The Sunday re-enactment of Safford's life called “The Life and Times of Dr. Mary Jane Safford” was presented as part of Pinellas County Historical Society’s lecture series called Speaking of History. Safford was portrayed by retired pathologist and re-enactment actor and doctor Elizabeth Coachman. The date was January 16, 1888. Approximately fifty people attended the performance at the Safety Harbor Church, in Heritage Village in Largo. Coachman stood at the wooden podium at the front of the church. A simple, wood cross hung on the wall behind her. A tiny …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Here's a recap of breaking news and features covered by our Largo Patch team this week.
The Pie Factory: Sweet Goodness Key Lime Pies: At 71 years old Bobbie Barmore, the passionate key lime pie chef and owner of The Pie Factory in Largo for 20 years, shares her love for key lime pies. The Pie Factory makes an average of 1,500 to 2,000 pies a week which are sold via retail, wholesale and online. There are 35 types of pies on the menu, but key lime is still Barmore's favorite. Woman, 22, Killed in Car Crash, Police Seek Witnesses: Jessica Lynn Guarino, 22, from St. Petersburg was driving southbound on U.S. 19 near the 150th Avenue at 7:15 p.m. when she hit a concrete barrier and light pole on Monday. She was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of her injuries. Heritage Village Holiday Decorations: Every year …