HONEY, BABY WILL BE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Honey, an abused pit bull terrier mix, and her best friend Baby have found homes in time for the holiday. This summer, the St. Petersburg Times told the story of the two dogs that were adopted together in November 2010 and returned to the Humane Society of Pinellas in April after their new owners' living situation changed. Both dogs now have new adoptive homes. Baby, also a female pit bull terrier mix, was adopted first, and seven days later, Honey was taken in by a different family. "That's peace of mind right there: We knew they were both home for the holidays," shelter spokeswoman Twila Cole told the Times this week. "We felt sad (that they were separated), but they themselves did not because when they would spend time individually, they didn't show separation anxiety from each other." Early last year, the Times told the story of Honey, a dying mangy dog found wandering the streets of New Port Richey with a rope embedded in her neck and her head grossly swollen from infection. People donated several thousand dollars for surgery to remove the rope. The shelter nursed her back to health and named her Honey because she was so sweet.
Park proposal talk on agenda tonight
The City Commission tonight will consider a local family's proposal to donate land for a neighborhood pocket park. If approved, the property at 538 and 540 Skinner Blvd. would be named Gavin R. and Margaret M. Douglas Memorial Park in honor of the longtime Dunedin residents. In addition to a park, city staffers say the land could be used for stormwater retention. The meeting starts at 6:30 at City Hall, 542 Main St. Call (727) 812-4531 or visit dunedingov.com/docs/home/skinner.pdf for more information.
Madrigalians to make merry music
The St. Petersburg College Madrigalians will perform a special holiday music program at the Dunedin Council of Organizations meeting Friday at the Dunedin Golf Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. The select choral performance ensemble is composed primarily of music majors and has performed widely across the southeastern United States and abroad. Breakfast costs $8 per person and starts at 7 a.m. The program begins at 7:30.
Diversity focus of kids' essay contest
Children ages 5 through 12 have until Dec. 23 to enter the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day essay contest. The topic is "What does diversity mean to me?" Essays should not exceed 500 words and must include name, age, address, school/home school and phone number. Email essays to Olivia Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail or drop them off at Dunedin Public Library Youth Services, 223 Douglas Ave. Five winners will be invited to read their pieces at an 8:30 a.m. breakfast on Jan. 14 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center at 550 Laura Lane. For information, call the library's youth services department at (727) 298-3080, ext. 240.
The Sunshine Dragstrip is a 1/8-mile track. A story Sunday gave the wrong length.
Due to incorrect information received from the U.S. Postal Service, an item Sunday had the wrong location for the Beach Print Shack Contract Postal Unit. The business is at 241 Windward Passage on Island Estates.