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Briefly: Dunedin City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5

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A FULL AGENDA AT COMMISSION MEETING TONIGHT

A volunteer committee will present its recommendations for changes to the city charter during Dunedin's City Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 542 Main St. Among the Charter Review Committee's suggestions are term limits for elected leaders and mandatory training for new commissioners. In addition to the volunteer committee's recommendations, other items up for discussion at tonight's meeting include contracts for repairs to the Highlander Park pool and Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, an update on the Dunedin Golf Club operations, and a push to rename Fisher Field after longtime Little League volunteer Rich B. Jackson. You may obtain a copy of the full agenda at the City Clerk's Office, 750 Milwaukee Ave., or online at bit.ly/ueMt4n.

Learn about Tibetan medicine

The Dunedin Harvest Food and Garden Cooperative is hosting a Tibetan medicine doctor during her visit to the Tampa Bay region this week. Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, director of the Massachusetts-based Shang Shung Institute of America's traditional Tibetan medicine program, is in the area through Tuesday. She is booking private consultations while she is in the area. For additional information about her visit, you may call (727) 239-0420 or email tibetandr@gmail.com. You can also read more details online at dunedinharvest.com.

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North Greenwood Partnership arrives

The public is invited to celebrate the new North Greenwood Partnership — the Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, the Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Family Center, the Clearwater Public Library and the Clearwater Police Department — at 5 p.m. Monday at the North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Center, 900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Interior renovations were made to accommodate the partner agencies at the center. Two exterior spaces were enclosed. This project will also allow additional revenue from partner agencies and an annual operational savings, for a combined savings of approximately $200,000 per year to Clearwater. The city will continue to operate the facility and each agency is responsible for their individual programming. The celebration will begin with a welcome by Mayor Frank Hibbard at the open house. Information will be distributed about services that are available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (727) 562-4852.

COUNTYWIDE

Radio/TV show offers tax help

Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit and the possibility of free tax preparation help at 10 a.m. today when Eddie Burch, communications specialist with the Juvenile Welfare Board, is the guest on the radio show There's No Place Like Home on WRXB-AM 1590. The 30-minute show, sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, airs the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. and features different issues. The show can also be watched on Pinellas County Connection Television, YouTube or viewed online at pinellascounty.org/community/hfa. For more information on services and programs, visit pinellascounty.org, which now has a weekday live chat feature. On smartphones, go to pinellascounty.org/mobile.

Briefly: Dunedin City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5 01/04/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:02pm]
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