Thursday, November 8, 2012
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, we've got an all-star lineup of activities going on around Dunedin. Spoiler Alert: Wine and beer will be flowing like honey and there's even something for your dogs.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
2nd Friday Wine and Art Walk in downtown Dunedin/Pioneer Park Falcons Varsity Football @ Dunedin High at Dunedin High School Dunedin Falcon Baseball Carwash at CARQUEST Auto Parts 2nd Annual OLL Fall 5K with 1-Mile Fun Run with Health & Fitness Expo at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church DogtoberFest at Highlander Park Dunedin Wines the Blues on Main Street/downtown Meet Dr. Blatchley and See the "Nook" at the Dunedin Public Library Check the Dunedin Patch events calendar to see what else is going on. Don't see your event? Add it to the calendar!
Friday, October 26, 2012
Dunedin High's Homecoming Week festivities are highlighted tonight as the Varsity Falcons football team faces the Middleton Tigers.
Dunedin High's Homecoming Week festivities are highlighted tonight as the Varsity Falcons football team faces the Middleton Tigers. The Falcons go into the game with a 3-4 overall record. The Tigers are 2-6. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. Last year, Dunedin defeated the Gibbs Gladiators for it's 50th anniversary Homecoming game. Good luck to seniors: Manolo Agall, Nick Araujo, Tramaine Batten, Mack Benson, Mike Butler, Hayden Clark, Jordan Ditro, Shaquille Dixon, Robert Dufina, Jeremy Ellis, Aaron Floyd Jr., Dylan Gilroy, Sean Graham, Robert Hedgeman, Stancio Howard, Jeremiah James, Austin Ladd, Louis Mihalinec, Sam Miller, Briggs Noun, Christian O'Shea, Matt Pabst, Blake Philipson, Casey Sammel and Erwin Vargas Related Coverage:
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Former Dunedin High coach Mark Everett finds himself in a new situation as he takes over Calvary Christian.
Last decade, one of the top teams annually in Pinellas County was Dunedin, led by coach Mark Everett. Now, after a year in which he served as an assistant at Calvary Christian, Everett takes over the program. “It’s exciting and fun to be back in it,” Everett said. “It’s a good situation for me.” And a different situation. At Dunedin, Everett often was dealing with players who were bound for Florida, South Florida and other top-notch schools. Football for many of Everett’s players, so some thought, was their lone chance to escape tough if not violent neighborhoods and troubled backgrounds. That is not the case at all with Calvary Christian. Often, players come from strong families in comfortable neighborhoods and football is more of a …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Some reasons to root for the home team.
1) Expect a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 89 with a slight breeze. Tonight's low is 76, according to the National Weather Service. 2) The lowest reported gas price in Dunedin is $3.35 at the Rally Market & Gas Station, 1621 Main St., and at Dodge's Chicken Store, 466, Patricia Ave., according to TampaGasPrices.com. 3) Tonight's a perfect night to go cheer on the Dunedin High football team! The Falcons play their spring game starting at 8 p.m. Go Falcons! 4) Also in Falcons athletics, next time you see senior Samantha Silver, you can congratulate her on her softball scholarship to Tusculum College in Tennessee. 5) Today's Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce mixer is at the …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A half-off sale all parents should know about, who the next star to come out of the Dunedin High football team, where the Scottish Highlander Band plays today and more.
1) Who will be Dunedin's next Teen Idol? Find out Friday at the Dunedin Community Center! Admission is $5, runs 7 to 9 p.m. 2) In Dunedin High football news, Falcons' senior running back Tremaine Batten has started getting collegiate offers. He is being touted as one of Tampa Bay's top running backs," according to the Tampa Bay Times, who "ran for 1,194 yards and 10 touchdowns, and had another three touchdowns on receptions," last season. 3) The Dunedin High Scottish Highlander Pipe Band is performing a bagpipe rendition of "Amazing Grace" for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor those 24 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty in Pinellas County since 1905. The memorial ceremony is today at 10 a.m.) at the Memorial Park …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Dylan Gilroy sat motionless as he saw the man walk through the doors of the locker room.
A surprise guest speaker entered the locker room before the Falcons' Sept. 30 homecoming football game. "I had just sat down; it is kind of dark in there and I didn't realize it was him," lineman Dylan Gilroy said. Dylan, a soft spoken junior, sat motionless when he recognized the man. He hadn't seen the man in more than a year, and hadn't expected to see him for another day or two. "I got up and walked over to him and gave him a hug," Dylan said. "We didn't even talk for about a minute." The guest speaker was Dylan's older brother Sean Gilroy, a U.S. Navy service member home from South Korea. Sean had surprised his mother Laura Gilroy, a teacher, in her Dunedin Elementary School classroom earlier in the day. Dylan recalled his brother's …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Twins Dalton and Lindsey Settlemire are proud to have both sets of grandparents and their parents attend their Dunedin High Falcons games.
The Settlemires were one of the most extensive and involved families in attendance at the Dunedin High Falcons game on Friday night (Oct. 7). Tenth-grade twins Dalton and Lindsey Settlemire are proud to have the entire family come out to support the Falcons. Lindsey, a varsity cheerleader and straight-A honor student, said, "I am so proud that my family comes to all the games dressed in red, black and white, and they cheer for me and all the Falcons." Lindsey is a member of the SADD Club (Students Against Drunk Driving) and when she graduates she has aspirations of attending law school at the University of Florida. Her twin brother Dalton (jersey No. 58), a sophomore offensive lineman, is also a straight-A student and involved in Navy …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Junior running back Shaquille Dixon ran the ball 21 times and caught two big passes in Dunedin's 9-6 homecoming win over Gibbs High School.
Name: Shaquille Dixon Grade: Junior What Impressed Us: He ran the ball 21 times and caught two big passes in Dunedin's 9-6 homecoming win over Gibbs High School last Friday. The game momentum clearly shifted to Gibbs High when the team scored its first points midway through the fourth quarter. Falcons coach Max Smith agreed a first down on the ensuing drive could be the difference in the outcome of the tight and well-fought game. Dunedin called a timeout with just over five minutes left on the clock and right before the crucial third-and-five. "Shaquille Dixon and (quarterback Anthony) Diviney called the screen pass. It was their idea. Sometimes the players suggest plays that don't make sense but this did, so we went with it," Smith said. …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Teddy Aloizakis hit three field goals. It was all the scoring Dunedin needed in a 9-6 win over Gibbs High School.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL FALCONS 3 3 3 0 9 GLADIATORS 0 0 0 6 6 A boisterous crowd cheered the Dunedin Falcons through a 9-6 homecoming victory over the Gibbs Gladiators at the high school on Friday (Sept. 30). The game marked the team's 50th homecoming anniversary and its second win of the season. Dunedin used a pounding running attack throughout the game, but it was a screen pass to Shaquille Dixon that proved to be the play of the game. After the Gladiators put their first points on the board in the fourth quarter, the Falcons took the ball on their own 23-yard line with just over five minutes to play. With the …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tramaine Batten had his jersey torn off his back while fighting through tackles. He scored the only touchdown in last Friday's lopsided loss to Lakewood.
Tramaine Batten led the Dunedin High Falcons' running game in last week's loss against the Lakewood High Spartans. Lakewood's quarterback launched a sensational air attack while the Falcons throwing game was non-existent. However, the 5-foot-9-inch junior fought for every yard he gained against a defense that had eight men up on the line without the threat of a pass. In the first drive of the game, Batten had his jersey torn off his back while fighting through tackles. "Tramaine plays harder than anyone on the field, the games we have been down a lot in the fourth quarter he is still going hard every down. He is the most talented player we have," coach Max Smith said. Smith also noted that Batten is a strong blocking back. Dunedin Patch …