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Clearwater City Council to discuss short-term beach condo rentals


City to discuss Short-term condo rentals

Should condo owners on Sand Key profit from short-term rentals when homeowners on North Beach can't? That's a question for the City Council, which on Tuesday will discuss whether the city should grandfather in or prohibit short-term rental units from the beachside condo towers. City code says units must be rented for 30 days or more, to guard against vacationers treating neighborhoods as hotels. Yet some condo associations allow stays as short as two weeks. The council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.


Democratic Club to meet June 20

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. June 20, at the Thirsty Marlin Grill, 351 W Bay Drive, Largo. David Plyer, a Clearwater resident who has filed ethics complaints against elected officials, will give an update on those cases. There also will be a presentation on delegate selection for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Attendees are invited to come earlier to eat and socialize. For information, contact club president Rich Piper, (727) 588-0891.

Program to offer free meals for kids

Pinellas County Health and Human Services will sponsor the 2011 Summer Food Service Program for children at recreation and community centers, school sites, churches and day camps. The program will operate June 14 through Aug. 9. It provides nutritionally balanced meals to children during summer vacation. The meals are provided free at eligible sites to all children 18 or younger. This is a federally funded initiative that's administered statewide by the Florida Department of Education. For information and a list of sites, go to or call (727) 464-8439.


A day of baseball, music, fireworks

Dunedin's pre-Independence Day Celebration, "Hometown USA," returns to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium July 3 with a day of baseball, music and fireworks. The fun kicks off with the Dunedin Blue Jays' 4 p.m. game against the Daytona Cubs. Hang around afterward for a concert by the Greg Billings Band and fireworks. The free family-friendly event is sponsored by Dunedin, the Blue Jays and Budweiser. Call (727) 812-4530 for information.

Senior Hall of Fame inductees

Tom and Alice Anderson and John Wylde are the newest inductees into Dunedin's Senior Hall of Fame. They were honored last month at a celebration at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center. The award is for residents age 75 years and older who have lived in Dunedin at least 10 years and have great records of community service. Wylde has dedicated more than 13,700 volunteer hours to Dunedin Mease Hospital, the City Board of Finance, Dunedin North Rotary and the Rotary International Foundation. Tom Anderson is a former state representative and mayor of Dunedin. His wife, Alice, served on the Mease Hospital Auxiliary and its board of directors for 14 years. She has also chaired several city committees.

In Sports

Golf pro from East Lake Woodlands blows away the field, plus more golf news. Page 5

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