Good Deeds, Lucky Dill's Dunedin Plan, Body on Causeway and More From Patch
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. The Backpack Lady Project, Rob Ditro's nonprofit named in honor of his late mother, made a special delivery to the kids of Skycrest Elementary on Tuesday. Check out our video report to see this community service in action and to find out how you can help.
2. Lucky Dill Deli could be coming to downtown Dunedin as part of the Gateway project, but the plan still has a long way to go. Have you seen the conceptual drawings yet? What do you think?
3. The Dunedin Blue Jays rallied to help longtime minor league coach Omar Malave, whose 1-year-old granddaughter is fighting for her life. Malave already lost his 3-year-old grandson last fall.
4. The Republican National Convention in Tampa was a boon for at least one local business this past week: A Dunedin resident baked 15,000 healthy goods for the RNC attendees. Jacquie MacDonald had to rent out a bigger kitchen for all that baking.
5. A body was found along Dunedin Causeway early Friday morning, tying up traffic and shutting down part of the bridge's pedestrian trail as the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office investigated.
6. Being a stay-at-home mom is not the hardest job in the word, or so argues our Pen Name Jane columnist this week. Do you agree?
7. Are gas prices spiking around Dunedin now that Isaac has passed through the Gulf of Mexico? You tell us!
8. A teen who misled authorities and accused Dunedin residents of robbing him at knifepoint was not arrested, deputies report.
9. Concerned about crime in your neighborhood? Check out Dunedin's July crime report from the Pinellas County Sheriff.
10. Former City Manager John Lawrence has died. He served Dunedin for 21 years.