Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kilt-clad athletes battle for athletic supremacy at the Dunedin Highland Games on Saturday, April 13. Here's what to know before you go.
The strongest men in kilts compete at Highlander Park on Saturday. Kilt-clad athletes — amateurs and masters — battle for athletic supremacy in individual feats of strength, including caber and sheaf tossing and Scottish hammer throwing at the 47th annual Dunedin Highland Games. At the end, "the mightiest of the mighty" test their prowess with the 100-pound "Dunedin Stone" Challenge, the heaviest stone-throw in the United States, according to officials with Dunedin Highland Games committee. The competition is marked with more Scottish traditions for spectators, including beer, food, craft vendors, sheep dog demonstrations, as well as live Celtic-fusion bands, pipe bands and a Highland dance competition. Organizers outlined a schedule for …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Suncoast Animal League's annual Mutt March held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Highlander Park featured crazy contests and a Mutt March pledge walk.
Sweaters and blankets were the accessory of choice for many dogs and their owners during the Suncoast Animal League's seventh Annual Mutt March on Saturday at Highlander Park. Despite cold temperatures, furry, four-legged friends participated in crazy contests and a Mutt March pledge walk, helping to raise $34,433 for Suncoast Animal League between Mutt March and Dogtoberfest in November Show off your photos from Mutt March 2013! Just click the "Upload Photos and Video" button above to add them to the community scrapbook. The following is a list of contest winners and a tally of the amount raised during the Mutt March pledge drive, according to Beth Winship of Suncoast Animal League: Pet-Owner Look-Alike Contest Fido Idol Contest Dancing…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Suncoast Animal League's seventh annual Mutt March at Highlander Park in Dunedin on Feb. 16 will reveal more than the most talented dogs in the area. It also determines the next Honorary four-legged (or web-footed) Mayor of Dunedin.
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Thursday, February 14
Canines of all shapes, sizes and skills are running over to Dunedin's Highlander Park to cast their vote on Saturday, Feb. 16. They'll be lining up to take part in Suncoast Animal League's seventh annual Mutt March for pet look-a-like, singing and dancing competitions, pet vendors, raffles, an art corner, food and and water stations (don't worry, there's a beer garden for people). They'll be there to help their four-legged friends from more than 20 animal rescue groups get adopted to new families, as well as see who gets named the next Honorary Mayor of Dunedin, a fundraising campaign title that goes to the dog (or goose) with the most pledges. (It's not too late, start your dog's campaign or cast your vote.) The event is free to attend, …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
A race in the mud just for kids will be held at Highlander Park Sunday morning.
So parents of youngsters can get their kids bitten by the running bug too in a fun albeit muddy way. Tomorrow is the inaugural Turtle Hurdle at Highlander Park. Youngsters can run in a closed course in the mud. Not only can the kids run in the mud -- without mom yelling at them -- the course is also an obstacle course. After the race, all the racers can enjoy a free breakfast. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 at the race. Registration at the race begins at 6:30 a.m.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Moving the fire station will be the primary focus of the first phase of the long-term redevelopment project.
City officials said Wednesday that two things top their list for Highlander Park’s 20-year plan: Officials updated residents on a plan to dramatically redevelop the Highlander Park complex, answering questions that were raised when the changes were unveiled a month ago. Officials said city money has already been set aside for the first two changes. Early budget talks reveal that $1.5 million is likely to be approved for the new fire station. A couple of the residents’ more pressing concerns centered on the new fire station’s location, basically overtaking the recycling center. Would any parking spaces be lost? Where would the recycling center go? According to plans, the station's new main entrance and exit will open to Michigan Avenue. …