Event to help victims of violence
Patchington, a Clearwater-based chain of fashion boutiques, kicks off a clothing trade-in today to benefit local victims of domestic violence. Through Monday, customers may donate gently used clothing at Patchington's 22 Florida locations and subsequently receive up to $25 off store purchases. Customers receive 10 percent off any accessory when they donate a new personal care item, such as deodorant or toothpaste. Donated items go to the thrift store that helps fund advocacy work by Community Action Stops Abuse, a south Pinellas County domestic violence services organization and shelter. Patchington has three Pinellas County locations: 280 Indian Rocks Road in Belleair Bluffs, 2520-A McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater's Northwood Plaza and 5901 Sun Blvd. in St. Petersburg's Isla Del Sol Shopping Village.
Candidates will answer questions
Candidates for Tarpon Springs City Commission in the March 12 election will answer questions from constituents at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Woods at Anderson Park Clubhouse, 39650 U.S. 19. Tim Keffalas, Jim Bouldin, Tommy Frain and David Banther are vying for Commission Seat 4, occupied by Chris Alahouzos, who is termed out. The forum is open to the public. Moderator Joe LaRocca said the event is expected to last about an hour.