Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Detectives said they do not believe death of the 17-year-old boy was suspicious in nature.
Detectives have identified a body found in a St. Petersburg canal as that of a 17-year-old Dunedin boy. Manuel Vivanco's body may have been in the water for about two days by the time a passerby found it Monday night in a canal on the south side of the Jacaranda Retirement Home, 4250 56th St. N., the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies say Vivanco's death is not suspicious in nature. The Medical Examiner's Office took possession of the body and conducted an autopsy, detectives said. Toxicology reports are still pending. Sign up for the Dunedin Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Dunedin teen singer, who starred on NBC reality singing competition "The Voice," will perform the day before Thanksgiving as a St. Petersburg family receives a new home.
Dunedin teen performer Nathalie Hernandez, who wowed the judges earlier this year on NBC's reality singing competition "The Voice," is slated to perform at a Habitat for Humanity home dedication for a Pinellas County family just in time for Thanksgiving. Hernandez will perform at the Nov. 21 home dedication for Elizabeth Gamble and her two sons. The event is from 9-10 a.m. at 1919 28th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Among the songs Hernandez is performing: "Happy Valley Home," one of her original compositions. For more information about the event, contact Robin Macar, communication director for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, at 727-536-4755, ext. 204. Related Coverage:
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The monkey, spotted all over the Tampa Bay area in recent years, seems headed for life in captivity at an animal sanctuary. Is that the right move?
The mystery monkey that had been on the lam in the Tampa Bay area for years has been captured. The wild monkey, whom officials speculate had been cast out of a colony in Silver Springs, had previously been spotted everywhere from Pasco County to Temple Terrace, Town ‘N Country to Clearwater. He settled in southern Pinellas County before trappers finally caught up with him in a St. Petersburg neighborhood this week after he bit a woman. The rhesus macaque monkey was taken to a Safety Harbor animal hospital for examination and is to be placed in quarantine for 30 days at an area wildlife compound while he is tested for diseases, the Tampa Bay Times reports. From there, the monkey will likely go to a sanctuary in Florida to be with other …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Want to see the president when he visits the St. Petersburg area? Here are the closest locations to get tickets.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Escape Tonight plays Friday night.
Name: Russell Fama Band: Escape Tonight Since: 2010 Keys to Awesomeness: Fama, a familiar face in Dunedin, who resides in North Clearwater, has his hands in quite a few projects. He's part-owner of indie record label Super Sidekick Records and plays in a new punk rock outfit called Escape Tonight. Fama is the promotional director for Ace High Printing, and crafts comic books, too. Fama's band releases its first album tonight (Friday, April 8) at St. Pete's Local 662. How did you get started with music? "It wasn't until I was 14 that I finally picked up a guitar. You know, friends were doing it, so it was cool. Writing songs just happened kinda naturally, and then it was really simple to fall in love with writing music. First shot I had …