Wednesday, April 25, 2018
News Roundup

Clearwater Historical Society fish fry is May 5

Bring the family to the Clearwater Historical Society's annual Fish Fry from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex, 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. There will be crispy fried fish and hush puppies, cheese grits (or plain), coleslaw, iced tea and coffee. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children age 11 and younger. Parking is free. Net proceeds go to the maintenance and upkeep of the Historic Plumb House Museum, adjacent to the event venue. Free museum tours will be available. Call (727) 804-2073 or (727) 442-9011. For information on museum tours, call (727) 399-1412 or (727) 446-2676.

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Rebekah Pulley, others in concert

The Safety Harbor Art and Music Center will hold a groundbreaking and musical celebration from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. A number of acts will perform at the "SHAMc garage stage" at the Eighth Avenue Pub, 103 Eighth Ave., Safety Harbor. They include Rebekah Pulley, TJ Weger, Tony Wylie, Imani Woomera, Aimee, Shaun Hoper, Shannon Whitworth and Gareth Asher. The event is free, although donations will be accepted to benefit the future nonprofit art and music center planned for 706 Second St. N. For information, call (727) 725-4018.

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Way to go, San Jose Elementary

San Jose Elementary students answering a challenge from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently recycled 5,712 pounds of paper in a month, the most among Pinellas County schools. DEP and the school district held a recycling competition in honor of Earth Day. Throughout March, DEP monitored each school's recycling levels. DEP honored San Jose's kindergarten through fifth-grade students and staff with Florida State Parks passes.

Reading tutors sought for adults

Preregistration for the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas' Just-in-Time Tutor Training will be 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 19 at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. This informational workshop provides the initial tools and skills to teach reading to basic adult learners and non-English speaking adult students with poor literacy and language skills. Interested volunteers 21 years of age and older can call the LCUP office at (727) 298-3080, ext. 242, to preregister.

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Carlos Gomez says he was guilty of only one thing in Sunday’s epic walkoff homer celebration

Carlos Gomez says he was guilty of only one thing in Sunday’s epic walkoff homer celebration

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High school scoreboard for April 24

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SRO being investigated in Pasco County for arrest of student

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Teen killed after SUV runs red light; man who fled scene captured

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Softball: Haley Murphy, East Bay back in top form

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Sarasota student, family apologize for racist ‘promposal’

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