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Reader's Exchange: She'd like to hit the water with her daughter, but needs a pedal boat

It's hard to believe, but summer is almost here, and many people are busy planning their activities. That is the case for Lisa of Hudson. Her 8-year-old daughter, Cammy, will be on school break soon, and they would like to find a pedal boat to while away the summer hours. Lisa says the pedaling would be great exercise for both of them. She hopes someone out there has outgrown their pedal boat and would be willing to donate it to them. Lisa has a van, so she is happy to arrange for pickup anywhere in the bay area. She can be reached at (727) 364-6881.

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Leslie of Holiday is looking for a whiskey barrel breakfast set, preferably with honey-colored barrels. If you can help her find one, or have one you don't want, please call her at (727) 415-3318.

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It is so frustrating when you have an appliance you'd really like to use but can't because it won't work. Jean of St. Petersburg has a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer that has locked up on her and won't work. Jean is hoping to find someone who could take a look at the juicer and hopefully fix it for her. If you can help Jean, please call her at (727) 343-7877.

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Calling all needle artists! Judy of Crystal Beach has many items pertaining to cross stitch and sewing that she would like to give to a good home. She has cross stitch fabric, several pattern leaflets, embroidery floss in many colors, needles and hoops. She also has candlecloth fabric, candlewick yarn and candlewick needles, plus a pattern book. Finally, she also has bias tape and seam binding in multiple colors. If you would like any or all of these items, please call Judy at (727) 787-1044.

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Speaking of cross stitch, Maria is looking for cross stitch charts or books, and prefers designs of baby things, kitchen themes, animals, birds or anything simple for her cross stitch learning of machine embroidery. If you have any of these to donate to Maria, please email her at f24m23c@aol.com.

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All aboard! Richard of Tampa has four years of Railroad and Model Railroader magazines that he would like to give away. The magazines can be picked up or you can arrange to meet Richard by calling him at (813) 785-2210.

Thank you

In February, Sara Henkel requested seashells for her shellcraft club. The club meets at the Clearwater Beach Library. Sara wrote in to say that she got calls from all over the county for many seashell donations! She says her group would like to thank everyone who donated, and that the donations will greatly aid the nonprofit Friends of the Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center. Their "shells" go out to you and their hats are off to you!

Reader's Exchange: She'd like to hit the water with her daughter, but needs a pedal boat 04/25/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:30am]

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