Monday, May 20, 2013
We compile the odd, unusual "oh my gosh" police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.
Two men are charged with stealing used cooking and fryer grease from a Wendy's in Sarasota and may be responsible for similar crimes in Pinellas County, authorities said Friday. The duo was seen using a white truck to extract the grease from a storage system attached to the inside of the fast food restaurant at 1601 S. Tamiami Trail around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. When the restaurant's manager noticed the men were not wearing the normal uniform and were acting unusual, he called police. A patrol officer found the two men and the truck later that night at Fruitville Road and Shade Avenue, police said. One of them, 23-year-old Leroy L. Shorter of Pinellas Park, is also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug …
Christine Cooper, owner of Cooper Financial Services, will receive a special resolution for her work in the county.
A local businesswoman is being honored by the Pasco County Commission for her professional achievements. Christine Cooper, owner of Cooper Financial Services, has operated her business in Pasco County for the past 10 years. Her office has been located at 5420 Land O' Lakes Blvd in Land O' Lakes for the past 5 years. She specializes in retirement planning. Her husband George also works at Cooper Financial Services specializing in mortgage and Medicaid insurance. Cooper has received numerous recognition awards including, Tampa Bay Woman of the Year in Financial Services and Pasco County Small Business of the Year in 2009. And, in 2010 she was recognized as one of the top 50 “Women Extraordinaire in Tampa Bay." Cooper's resolution will be …
Petco is hiring.
Do you enjoy working with animlas and have at least one year pet grooming experience? Well a job at Petco in Odessa may be for you. The store, located at 16248 State Road 54, is hring for a pet stylist. Here are some of the basic requirements for qualified candidates for the Cosmetic Counter Manager job: To see the complete description for this job annoucement or apply go to the Land O' Lakes Patch Job Section.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Check out this video for quick tips from Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes.
Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a wine on its first sip. Why? "Your mouth is full of mouth crap," says Ron Hunt of Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes. "That's a technical term." Hunt outlines the steps in the video above. They are: For more information on the winery, check out Land O' Lakes Patch's recent feature on the business.
This eatery has been around awhile.
If you need a little inspiration to overcome a challenge, Land O' Lakes Patch has you covered. Check out these stories about people who faced down obstacles and came out on top.
We all face challenges that can seem insurmountable. It’s how we handle those challenges that defines us as people. For the past few weeks, Patch and Grape-Nuts have been teaming up to share stories about folks in Florida who have faced down challenges and have come out on top. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to climb your own mountain, check out the stories that have been featured in the Journeys series so far: The Hillsborough County commissioner from District 6 talks about the challenges he has faced since being elected and what it's taken to achieve the goals he has set for himself. Whether it's being the first in your family to graduate college or raising money for a local cause, tell us your stories. Cancer patients in …
One of our bloggers wrote about the increasing need for affordable housing for our veterans.
Lady Luck has made her presence known in Florida, where the lone winner in the roughly $600 million Powerball jackpot reportedly bought the ticket at a Publix supermarket.
Were you shopping at a Publix supermarket in Pasco County when you bought your Powerball jackpot ticket? More specifically, were you in Zephyrhills? If so, take a close look at your ticket. If you see the numbers 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11, then take a deep breath and realize that your life has taken a dramatic term, if you're so inclined to claim the cash value of your roughly $600 million winnings. That's right, you're the lone winner to the record Powerball jackpot, as noted by USA Today.com, in an article posted 2:46 a.m. today, May 19. A Florida Lottery official reportedly told the Associated Press that more details were to be released. Not the lucky one? According to Powerball.com, the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million…