Sunday, January 27, 2013
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A 19-year-old Largo man was killed when his motorcycle struck a car Wednesday night at Seminole Boulevard and Walsingham Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. The former owner of the puppy who was found with a rubber band around its muzzle in December 2011 has been convicted of animal cruelty, according to reports. Largo's Open Air Market may close due to low attendance by patrons, although no decision has been made yet, according to Largo Community Center Recreation Program Manager Warren Ankerberg. The SPCA Tampa Bay has hundreds of exotic animals available for adoption, including many seized from an Oldsmar home earlier this month. In this week's Bites Nearby: Largo Subs, the family-owned sandwich shop near the corner of Missouri …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Michael Evan Schneider, 19, was thrown from his motorcycle and later died after hitting a car at Seminole Boulevard and Walsingham Road.
A Largo man was killed when his motorcycle struck a car Wednesday night at Seminole Boulevard and Walsingham Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to FHP investigators, Michael Evan Schneider, 19, was headed north on Seminole Boulevard at around 6:30 p.m. when he hit a Chevy Cavalier that was coming from the opposite direction and turning left into the Seminole Center Plaza at Walsingham Road. Schneider was thrown from his Suzuki motorcycle and sustained critical injuries. He later died at Largo Medical Center, authorities said. The driver of the Cavalier, 18-year-old Deven Lee McCormick of Seminole, and a 16-year-old female passenger were taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. There was no immediate word on …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
This neighborhood bar and grill on Seminole Boulevard has found its niche featuring a mix of entertainment offerings, along with a dash of savory bar food and spirited drink specials.
Niagara Tap Bar and Grill, at the Largo Village Shopping Center on Seminole Boulevard, serves as a home away from home to the many regulars who stop in, at least once a day, for some gregarious camaraderie, along with good food and spirited drinks. The business day begins earlier than most bars at Niagara Tap. Some regulars start arriving at 9 a.m. to share an early morning beer, chat with friends, or enjoy a beverage from the full service bar. It gives people a chance to get out of the house in the morning to just talk and meet with their friends, said longtime waitress Kendra DeSimone, who has entertained at Niagara Tap for eight years. With locals sharing good cheer, companionship and a few jokes to start the day, there are no requests…
Monday, December 10, 2012
A man struck and reversed over outside a LargoTires Plus service bay on Oct. 30 died of his injuries Friday, Dec. 7, at Bayfront Medical Center.
A Clearwater man died Friday of injuries he sustained when a pickup truck backed over him a little over a month ago at a Seminole Boulevard business. James W. Rosen was struck in a Tires Plus Total Car Care business parking lot in Largo on Oct. 30. He passed away from his injuries at Bayfront Medical Center on Dec. 7. He was 75. According to Florida Highway Patrol, John Roger Driscoll Jr., 25, of Clearwater was backing a 2004 Ford F-250 out of a service bay and did not observe Rosen standing about 40 feet away, east of the service bay. The rear of the truck hit Rosen and knocked him to the ground, where he was rolled over in reverse. Florida Highway Patrol reports that Driscoll then pulled forward, unaware of the collision, and drove over…
Friday, December 7, 2012
A vehicle crashed into the power pole and caused the partial closure of Seminole Boulevard on Wednesday, according to Largo Fire Rescue.
The northbound lanes of Seminole Boulevard near Sixth Avenue Southeast were closed for a couple of hours Wednesday afternoon after a power pole was hit by a car, according to Largo Fire Rescue. A vehicle crashed into a pole around 3 p.m., which caused the pole to split. The power was temporarily out in the area of the crash, according to Largo Fire. Three people were transported to a local hospital. Get more breaking news updates and local headlines by signing up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The northbound lanes of Seminole Boulevard are shutdown at Sixth Avenue SE, according to the Pinellas 911 Center.
The northbound lanes of Seminole Boulevard are shutdown until further notice at Sixth Avenue SE, according to the Pinellas 911 Center. There was no immediate word on the cause or when the road would reopen. Stay with Patch and sign up for our free email newsletter to get updates to this story.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The City of Largo is investigating why a Seminole Boulevard traffic light flashes red sometimes at the intersection near the McDonald's and Largo Mall.
Largo City Commssioner Michael Smith recently asked the city to investigate why a Seminole Boulevard traffic light flashes red sometimes at the intersection near the McDonald's and Largo Mall. A pedestrian, Margaret Wix, was struck twice and died south of the intersection on Nov. 4. The elderly woman was apparently looking for her dog, which the community later helped reunite with the woman's family. The city reportedly found two issues with the traffic light on Seminole Boulevard. There are long wait times for southbound vehicles turning left into the Largo Mall. Also, the signal goes into a flashing mode late at night when there is less traffic, according to a city report. Concerning wait-time at the traffic light, the city learned from …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Two recent Largo Patch stories about the death of an 82-year-old pedestrian on Seminole Boulevard and the efforts to help her lost dog reconnect with her family struck a chord with Patch readers. Have you weighed in yet?
A recent Largo Patch story about the death of an 82-year-old pedestrian on Seminole Boulevard has drawn lots of reaction from our readers. Several people commented that conditions on Seminole Boulevard aren't safe for pedestrians or motorists. "The city of Largo needs to put more lights out in that area," posted maria. "It is way too dark at night and they as well need to fix that light on the corner of where McDonalds and Seminole Blvd is at. After a certain time at night it blinks red only and its dangerous." "How many more deaths have to take place before any action is taken other than playing the blame game," commented Leroy A Haggard. "That is an extremely dangerous corner to cross. A lot of talk but no action." "I alone can remember …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The online community helped reunite a lost dog with extended family in Florida and Tennessee after its 82-year-old owner was struck and killed on a Largo street.
When Margaret Wix was struck and killed Nov. 4 on Seminole Boulevard, the 82-year-old woman had apparently been looking for her dog along the Largo street, just south of the Largo Mall. A Patch reader alerted the community two days later that a lost dog had been found, and according to its microchip, Wix was the owner. Sheri Brown of the Animal Hospital of Seminole posted the following on the Largo Patch story: "A man brought in a dog on Monday (Nov. 5) he found with it's leash still attatched to the collar. We did a scan for a microchip number and found that Ms. Wix was the owner of the dog. The phone number attatched to the dog was disconnected but when we did a search for her name in the Seminole area we found this article. We don't …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Largo City Commission approved on first reading a land use change that could allow for apartments at the Briarwood RV Park.
Neighbors have raised concerns about a proposed land use change that could allow for an apartment complex near the Largo Mall. The Largo City Commission approved Nov. 7 on first reading the change, which could allow apartments to be built at the Briarwood Travel Villa. The RV park is off of Seminole Boulevard, just north of Ulmerton Road. The change would allow for a proposed 260-unit apartment complex at the 13.8-acre Briarwood RV Park parcel, according to a city report. The Briarwood spokesman at the meeting said the parcel currently has around 138 units. Neighbors raised concerns about traffic and the apartments obstructing their view. The land use change would still need more city, county and state approvals before the apartments could…