Monday, May 20, 2013
When James Klingbeil was turned away from the Indian Rocks Beach bar for already being "highly intoxicated," he returned armed with a fillet knife, deputies said.
Two Largo brothers were injured when they helped fend off an attack by an intoxicated man wielding a fillet knife Sunday night at an Indian Rocks Beach bar, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. James Klingbeil, 50, of Belleair Beach, had been turned away at the Red Lion Pub, 1407 Gulf Blvd., earlier in the evening because he was already "highly intoxicated," deputies said. After getting into an argument with the staff, according to a sheriff's report, Klingbeil went to a grocery store a few blocks away and bought a fillet knife. He then came back to the bar, where he got into an altercation with 32-year-old bartender Rebecca Shaeffer, at some point pulling out the knife and attacking her with it, deputies said. Three bar …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Check out this cool video seen on YouTube. Got videos or photos you want to share? Post them here on Largo Patch!
Check out this cool YouTube timelapse video of a sunset at Indian Rocks Beach posted last month. Got a video or photos you want to share? Post them in Patch's Pics & Clips section! Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Officials are considering traffic improvements and beautifications at the intersection of Walsingham Road and Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach. What do you think should be done? Are there other intersections around town that need improvement?
Indian Rocks Beach officials are considering various improvements to the intersection of Walsingham Road and Gulf Boulevard, the Belleair Bee reports. The project, which could cost around $700,000 to $1 million, would include improvements to the traffic pattern, beautification and improvements to an adjacent small park. Among the changes being considered and based on residents' feedback, the Bee reports: The elimination of traffic islands; eliminating the right turn lane coming north on Gulf Boulevard, turning east onto Walsingham; and adding a crossing lane for golf carts on Gulf. The plans will be further considered at a special meeting at 5 p.m. on April 23, the Bee reports. The project won't be finished until at least December 2014. …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Check out the newest homes on the market in Indian Rocks Beach listed at $250,000 or less.
For more details about these properties, go to Aol Real Estate. 105 11th Ave., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 727 1st St., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 628 Garland Circle, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 1204 Bay Pine Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 1202 Bayshore Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 123 14th Ave., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Indian Rocks Beach is among four Pinellas County beach cities seeking more than $12 million in damages as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Indian Rocks Beach is among four Pinellas County beach cities seeking a total of more than $12 million in damages as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island have also filed claims against BP for lost tax revenue and other costs associated with the spill, even though oil did not reach any of their shores. The deadline to file was Jan. 19. BP says it has already paid more than $9.8 billion in claims and government payments as a result of the spill, which poured about 172 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico after an offshore rig exploded. Here is a breakdown of how much the beach cities are seeking from BP, according to the Times: Sign…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Largo Patch highlights interaction with our readers. Today, it's several photos a reader added to a story.
A local couple shared last month the story of how their New Year's wedding on Indian Rocks Beach came to be. Maria Posani and Thomas William Kish said, the relationship was the answer to their deepest dreams. Kish had always wanted a family and Posani wanted to be a mother and wife. Read the full story here: Unexpected Romance Leads to New Year's Wedding on Indian Rocks Beach Recently, the couple added some photos from their special beach wedding to the story on Largo Patch. You can also add photos to Largo Patch stories, just click on the upload photo and video button, under the photo in the story. Have other photos from around Largo? Add them to our Pics & Clips gallery. Largo Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
There could be travel delays along parts of the race route including Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach. For a few hours Sunday morning Memorial Causeway traffic will use the Belleair Causeway by West Bay Drive.
The Clearwater Running and Fitness Festival, featuring different race events including a 5K, halfthon and marathon is Sunday starting in Coachman Park. The first marathon had 635 racers from 30 states and four countries Jan. 23, 2000. The second year there were 1,529 runner from 44 states and 14 countries. And the event went on for six years. That is before road work at a narrow section of Gulf Boulevard led to race permits being denied, that is until this weekend. Marathon racers take to the course which starts at Coachman Park and heads through downtown across Memorial Causeway Bridge, along the causeway then to Clearwater Beach; then south along nine miles of Gulf Boulevard before turning inland over Park Boulevard Bridge through …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
State emergency management officials warned beachgoers in Pinellas and much of Florida's Gulf Coast to remain vigilant.
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Thursday, January 17
State emergency management officials warned Thursday of an elevated risk of rip currents along much of Florida's Gulf Coast through at least Friday afternoon. “Strong onshore winds and waves will bring a high risk of rip currents and less than ideal boating conditions to much of Florida’s coast today,” said Florida Division of Emergency Management meteorologist Brad Schaaf in a media release. “Beachgoers and boaters should be sure to check forecasts and follow necessary safety precautions while visiting the coast.” Officials warned beachgoers to remain vigilant and offer the following tips: When at the beach: Before you leave for the beach, check the latest National Weather Service forecast for local beach conditions. Many offices issue a …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A local couple plans to celebrate a new life together in the New Year with a wedding on Indian Rocks Beach.
A Clearwater couple radiated excitement about their New Year's Day wedding plans one recent morning at Frida's Bakery in Largo. Between bites of a sample Frida's Italian-Rum cake, which they ultimately selected as their wedding day dessert, Maria Posani and Thomas William Kish shared the story of how their New Year's Day wedding on Indian Rocks Beach came to be. Posani, 45, is the mother of a young daughter with cerebral palsy. She said she had resigned to being alone as a single parent. "I didn't think anyone would accept the situation and be wonderful about it," Posani said. But Posani's life changed through an "old-fashioned personal ad" in 2010, she said. Posani's future mother-in-law told her son, Kish, 56, of Clearwater, about a …
Monday, December 31, 2012
When is the Quadrantids Meteor Shower? If you don't pay attention, you may miss this New Year's light show!
Monday, December 31, 2012
What a way to ring in the New Year! The Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2013 peaks on Jan. 2-3. The Quadrantids come from an asteroid called 2003 EH1, just as the Geminids did in early December. Expect to see about 80 meteors per hour. Tips for best viewing of the meteor shower The meteor shower is expected to "last only a few hours," according to NASA.com. That means you should look for it in the the night of Jan. 2-3, not the night of Jan. 3-4. The best time to view the meteors will be between then and sunrise at about 7:50 a.m. Earthsky.org reports the Quadrantids peak might be in the hours just before dawn on Jan. 3. "Face the general direction of north-northeast, but take in as wide an expanse of sky as possible. Watch from about 2 a.m. …