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HD 67 incumbent Chris Latvala hosts final fundraiser of 2016 campaign on Oct. 12

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As Nov. 8 quickly approaches, Chris Latvala is holding what his campaign says will be the last fundraiser of this election cycle for Pinellas County’s House District 67. The Clearwater Republican, who faces Democrat David Vogel, hosts the event Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Island Way Grill, 20 Island Way in Clearwater. Latvala, a first-term House lawmaker and son of longtime state Sen. Jack Latvala, is coming off a well-received appearance at a Suncoast Tiger Bay candidate forum last week.…

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Jay Polgaze re-election fundraiser set for Feb. 8

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Clearwater City Council member Jay Polgaze is hosting a re-election fundraiser Monday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 at Island Way Grill on Clearwater Beach. Polgaze is the only incumbent up for re-election this year to have drawn a challenger in the March election. In an invitation sent to potential supporters, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce chair Brian Aungst Jr. urged voters to offer their support. “As you know, Jay is a veteran and a member of the Clearwater community since 1969,”…

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Chardonnay in Centerfield

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I had the privilege of attending The Abilities Wine Tasting event on Saturday night. Billed as a top-five finalist for WEDU’s Be More Awards “Special Event of the Year” for 2007 and 2008, this event has become Florida’s longest-running and most prosperous one-night wine tasting. The Abilities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of Floridians with all types of disabilities obtain mainstream jobs and affordable housing. Sounds like a really classy event, right? For the most part…

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