The fourth annual Back to the 80s Scavenger Hunt and Pub Crawl is May 18.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A dedication ceremony for the new "John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park," named for Dunedin's late and longest serving city manager, is at 2:30 p.m. April 7.
The legacy of Dunedin's longest serving city manager lives on in Pioneer Park's new name. It is being dedicated the "John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park" today, April 7, during a ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m. A historical marker commemorating his service will be placed at the park. His wife and son, Andy, are in town from out of state for the dedication. The late John Lawrence, who endeared himself to residents and employees for 21 years as city manager, passed away at age 66 in August 2012 after a three-year battle with liver disease. Lawrence is credited with leading Dunedin through a time of struggling downtown development and outdated wastewater and water treatment plant. He also helped bring about the purchase of Pioneer Park decades ago…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Dunedin officials unanimously agreed to rename Pioneer Park for one of the city's longest serving public servants during a tearful commission meeting Thursday, Feb. 21.
Where his departments were short-staffed, John R. Lawrence was the type of leader who wasn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and work alongside the employees, former human resources director Nancy Duggan told commissioners Thursday. Several longtime Dunedin employees choked back tears as they spoke to the character of a man whose name will soon live permanently in Pioneer Park, a public square he worked to help the city purchase decades ago. Mayor Dave Eggers lauded Dunedin's beloved former leader, while impressing upon those in attendance at Thursday's city meeting that renaming a public park for a person "is not something we do often or lightly." The commission unanimously agreed it was fitting to rename Pioneer Park the "The John R. …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights from Dunedin Patch!
Dollar General developers updated site plans that replace a privately-owned "eyesore" storage lot. The item is up for discussion at tonight's city commission meeting. Pinellas County Sheriff's Capt. Glenn Luben, the new man in charge of day-to-day patrol operations in north Pinellas, shares challenges he and his deputies face in times of tightening budgets and evolving technology. Suncoast Animal League's annual Mutt March held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Highlander Park featured crazy contests and a Mutt March pledge walk. Dunedin officials are considering renaming Pioneer Park to memorialize one of the city's longest serving public servants at Thursday's commission meeting. City officials are considering the spending package for a possible …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Dunedin officials are considering renaming Pioneer Park to memorialize one of the city's longest serving public servants at Thursday's commission meeting.
Dunedin's most visible public square may soon don the name of one of its pioneering public figures. City leaders will consider renaming Pioneer Park to memorialize Dunedin's longest-serving city manager, John R. Lawrence, at Thursday's commission meeting. Pioneer Park would be renamed "The John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park," to commemorate his achievement through two decades as city manager. His achievements qualify as "outstanding" under the city's renaming policy, according to city documents. A historical marker would also be placed at the park. Lawrence is credited with leading Dunedin through a time of struggling downtown development and outdated wastewater and water treatment plant, according to city records. "He proceeded to lead Dunedin…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Free birthday cake and hourly raffles usher in the ninth Dunedin Green Market season Friday morning, according to a news release. It is held on Fridays and Saturdays in Pioneer Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free birthday cake and hourly raffles usher in the ninth Dunedin Green Market season Friday morning, according to a news release from organizer Richard Kendler. The popular weekly downtown market features vendors with organic produce, cheeses, artisan breads, plants, local honey, seafood, and more. It is held on Fridays and Saturdays in Pioneer Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April. Hours change to 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from May through July. Live entertainment starts at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The economy and small businesses were hot topics in Dunedin the day before the Florida primary.
As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a stop in Dunedin on Monday afternoon, area business owners expressed their opinions about what the next president needs to do to improve the economy. According to the majority of merchants questioned, the main problems affecting small businesses are the overabundance of government regulations and the lack of confidence consumers have in the economy. "People need jobs. We need less government intervention, and bring it back to the people. The less the government gets involved, the better," Mike Rey, owner of Paris Hair Design, said before Romney's appearance at Pioneer Park. "Consumer confidence is down. Hopefully whoever gets in there will do what they actually say they're going to do …
Friday, September 9, 2011
With the weather revealing subtle signs of cooling, the temptation to get out is strong.
Give in and you’ll find lots of things to do this weekend in Dunedin. Check out these free or low-cost top weekend picks: FRIDAY: SATURDAY: Enjoy!