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Aug. 29 is Dog Swim Day at Fossil Park Pool


Let your pooch take a dip in the pool Aug. 29

The end of swim season marks a day of fun for our canine friends.

Residents can bring their dogs for a day of leash-free swim and play in the pool on Aug. 29 at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.

Choose from two swim sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Register at either start time with proof of dog's current vaccination.

Donations of dry Iams or Science Diet dog food, clean towels, Nylabones, bleach, dish soap, blankets, trash bags and newspapers will be accepted on behalf of the SPCA. Admission: $5 per dog, per session (humans admitted free).

For more information, call (727) 893-7732. No humans will be permitted in the pool during this event. Fossil Park Pool will close for the season and maintenance after Dog Swim Day.


Calling all holiday cookie recipes

The St. Petersburg Times food section is seeking recipes for its eighth annual Christmas cookie issue, which publishes Dec. 2.

We want all kinds of recipes: bars, drops and cutouts; with nuts and without; iced, plain and sprinkled; gingerbread, peppermint and chocolate. The cookie issue will include two dozen reader recipes, all tested by the Times.

Submit as many recipes as you'd like by Sept. 18 to Christmas Cookies, Taste, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Please include your name, city of residence and daytime phone number.

Recipes also may be e-mailed to Put COOKIES in the subject line.

Aug. 29 is Dog Swim Day at Fossil Park Pool 08/18/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:35pm]
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