One Dunedin couple is determined to take back Lyndhurst Street one neighbor at a time.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Katie Dolac
Friday, August 10, 2012
Stacy Rush and Donald DeVore witnessed drug deals going down outside their fixer-upper almost immediately after buying it. The couple had to clear two years worth of overgrowth and yard debris accumulated from the home sitting vacant on Lyndhurst Street, just a few blocks from a violent home invasion on Chigaco Avenue during which a victim was pistol-whipped and another stabbed in May. It took the couple two months just to be able to get inside, Rush said. Among some of the trash found in the yard: drug needles. None of that sat well with Rush, a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard and law enforcement. Now, after about seven months in the house, the couple is leading a charge to take back their neighborhood by spearheading the creation …
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will be on hand, along with members of local neighborhood watch groups, at this free cookout celebration.
Dunedin is gearing up to host its National Night Out Celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will address the attendees at 6:30 p.m. at 631 Lyndhurst St., where sponsors Target and the new Lyndhurst Street Neighborhood Watch Group will be hosting a cookout. Residents are invited to come celebrate and meet members of local neighborhood watch groups and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. National Night Out is entering its 29th year of celebrations all around the country. Organizers say the event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. For …