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42-slip commercial boat dock approved for Clearwater


42-slip dock approved for boat basin

Pinellas County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the city of Clearwater's request to create a 42-slip commercial dock in a boat basin off Mandalay Channel. The project is being constructed in a city partnership with JMC Communities of St. Petersburg, the developer of the Sandpearl hotel and condo project on the beach's gulf side. JMC Communities will pay for the construction of the dock. Twenty-seven of the slips will be leased to the Sandpearl, and 15 slips will be available to the public.

Pets, owners can compete at fair

Clearwater Main Street's third annual Spring Pet Fair is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Cleveland Street between Osceola and Myrtle avenues. The free event will feature pet rescue organizations, vendors, a pet training demonstration by the Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club and the Pinellas County Animobile, a mobile surgical unit to help reduce pet overpopulation. Pets and their owners can compete for prizes in the pet parade, pet/owner look-alike contest, puppy races and pet tricks. Parking is available at the Garden Avenue garage. To enter pets in the competitions, visit

street or call Anne Fogarty at (727) 562-4044.


Help raise money for free helmets

A skateboard competition and fundraiser for the Ian Tilmann Foundation's free helmet program will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tilmann Skate Park at Seventh Street and Ninth Avenue. The family event will begin with open skateboarding at 10 a.m. Skate competition, to include amateurs and sponsored skaters from around Tampa Bay, starts at noon. The nonprofit foundation was created in memory of Ian Tilmann, 28, who died in a skateboarding accident in May 2005. Cost is $5 to enter the park. Call (727) 724-1530.


Run from the beach to the bayou

Grab your running shoes and a bottle of water for the 28th annual Beach to Bayou Run at 8 a.m. Saturday at Fred Howard Park. The 5K run/walk begins at the park's beach causeway at 1700 Sunset Drive and winds through the park. Free parking is inside the park and along the causeway. Participants must be inside the park by 7:30 a.m. when the park gates will be closed. Registration is $25 a person and starts at 7 a.m. race day. Early registration is available at or at Total Fitness, 1888 S Pinellas Ave. All participants will receive a T-shirt and commemorative medallion. Proceeds benefit the Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital Foundation. For information, call Total Fitness at (727) 938-9113.

Pinellas deaths

Alderfer, Kimberly

Bezdziak-Szlachetka, Maria

Chabrecek, Barbara M.

Cutting, Colleen Perkey "Tobbie"

Doyle, Joe

Drawbaugh, Dale A.

Gerrity, Joseph "Jack"

Hall, David Ace

Hamel, Addie "Libby"

Loyola, Joseph

Nichols, Warren Sr.

Roauer, Lillian T.

Van Haelen, Leonora T.

Voisey, John R.

Wagner, Madge Glenn

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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