Amid a growing number of calls to lift the Pinellas County ordinance requiring face coverings in public, the county’s Board of County Commissioners voted to extend a state of local emergency for another week.
The local emergency order, which has been in place since mid-March, gives county officials the authority to make emergency purchases and take whatever action is needed to protect public health amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The board voted unanimously to extend it to Aug. 28.
It’s been nearly 40 years since Tom Gribbin chose music as a career – or maybe it chose him.
These days, the semi-annual performances by Tom Gribbin & The Saltwater Cowboys, the band he put together back in the early 1980s, are packed parties, celebrations of a guy and a band and a style of music that recalls a simpler and more joyous time in St. Pete.