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Clearwater holds open house on energy efficiency


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The city is inviting residents and businesses to an open house Tuesday to talk about ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases in Clearwater. It will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Aging Well Center at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road. This is part of Clearwater Greenprint, an initiative that focuses on improving Clearwater's sustainability. A 21-member steering committee has been brainstorming ideas with city officials. The project, funded by a $350,000 federal grant, was prompted by a state growth management law calling for energy-efficiency policies in comprehensive plans. "We need community input," said project manager Lauren Matzke. "This is our first chance to say, 'What do you think? Are we on the right track?' " For information, visit or Residents can also e-mail lauren.matzke@my or call her at (727) 562-4547.

Part of Betty Lane closed Monday

Betty Lane will be closed between Drew Street and Seminole Street from about 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday. Alternate routes to consider include Highland Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

Tarpon Springs

Crafters wanted for annual fair

Vendors are wanted for an annual craft fair Oct. 9-10 at the parish center of St. Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church, 715 E Orange St. All crafts must be new and meet with the approval of the Women's Council. No flea market items. Tables are $15 for one day, $25 for two days. To reserve a table or tables, call Dolores Carotenuto at (727) 942-6336.

East Lake

Vendors sought for Community Fest

The East Lake United Methodist Church, 2801 East Lake Road, is looking for vendors for its Community Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. The cost for a vendor space is $25. Setup begins at 9 a.m., the day of the event. Vendor information and application forms are available at or by calling the church office at (727) 784-9250.


Health Ministry holds event Oct. 24

The Health Ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes Church is calling for vendors to participate in its annual Community Health Fair. It will be from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the church, 750 San Salvador Drive. It features local businesses and organizations that provide the community with assistance or advice on a variety of health-related topics. Table rentals are $40. Food vendors are also invited to participate in one-hour demonstrations. The cost for the food vendors is free; however, food samples for the fair guests are requested. For information, call the church at (727) 733-3606.

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