Bovie Medical Corp. gets help with move to Largo

LARGO

Medical device firm gets bonds for largo move

The Pinellas County Commission on Tuesday approved the issue of $4.5-million in bonds to help Bovie Medical Corp. of St. Petersburg relocate to Largo. By going through the county, the medical devicemaker gets a good interest rate on the bonds, which Bovie is obligated to pay off. Bovie will use the money to buy a 60,000-square-foot vacant manufacturing facility on Ulmerton Road near 49th Street. Though Bovie intends to bring all its 150 employees from St. Petersburg to Largo, many may not care to make the drive, so some local hiring is possible. The company hopes to be in its new home as early as April.

CLEARWATER

Event looks at green commuting

"A Clearwater Commuter Celebration" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., today in the main parking lot of City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Several groups will be offering ideas on carpooling and transportation as well as how the community can go greener. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Included will be the Florida Department of Transportation, the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and transportation and bicycle vendors. For information on the event and to find information on carpooling, visit www. tampabayrideshare.org or call (800) 998-7433.

COUNTYWIDE

Scholarships, other aid explained

The Pinellas schools financial aid office will hold seminars this month and next. The seminars will cover the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program, organizing a financial aid search, types of aid, government grants and loans, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, understanding the Student Aid Report, college financial aid packaging and award letters, the Pinellas Education Foundation scholarship catalog, essays, searches and scams, the Talented Twenty Program, FACTS.org and prephq.org. The seminars are scheduled for: Thursday, Countryside High, 3000 SR 580; Oct. 21, Osceola, 9751 98th St. N, Seminole; Oct. 30: Tarpon Springs High, 1411 Gulf Road; Nov. 6 (ESOL): Countryside; Nov. 18: Palm Harbor University High, 1900 Omaha St. Seminars run from 7-9 p.m. For information, contact Jane Howell, (727) 588-6013.

DUNEDIN

Learn about fun activities at Hale

The Hale Activity Center will host an open house Friday. Visitors will explore a variety of programs, such as Fun with Wii and learn about the various classes taught at the center. For information call (727) 298-3299.

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Pinellas deaths

Adams, Ruby

Bolger, Karen

Brady, Charles

ColaPrete, Josephine

Dewine, Frederick J.

Farkasfalvy, Gabor

Grove, Kenneth

Harrison, Eric

Messina, Rhonda

Schmidt, Mary M. "Peggy"

Wiszowaty, Harriet

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Bovie Medical Corp. gets help with move to Largo 10/07/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:04pm]

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