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irvin earns firefighters'


Safety Harbor Professional Firefighters Local 2267 endorsed Ray R. Irvin for City Commission. Three candidates — Irvin, Richard Blake and Robert Saltzman — are running to fill Mayor Andy Steingold's unexpired term. With many concerns driven by budget constraints, the firefighters' union cited Irvin's experience on the city's finance advisory board for the endorsement, said president Chris Palmieri. The three candidates face off in a forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 750 Main St. It's their only debate before the Nov. 6 special election.

VFW Ladies seek vendors for show

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Safety Harbor, 965 Harbor Lake Court, is looking for vendors for a craft show on Nov. 25. Inside and outside spaces are available for $30. The hours of the show will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Rosemary Belisle at (727) 787-8128 or Pat Riley at (727) 678-9239.


Church is hosting forum on bullying

Parents, teachers and anyone who works with youth may attend a program on bullying sponsored by the American Association of University Women Clearwater chapter. The program, which will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Ave. in Dunedin, will feature Diane Schrier, the organization's state director of public policy and an eighth-grade teacher. For more information, call Margaret Hyde at (727) 797-0568.


DUI checkpoint set for Ulmerton Road

Pinellas County deputies will conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight, starting at 10 p.m., at 6225 Ulmerton Road. At the checkpoint, deputies will be on the lookout for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, as well as driver's license, registration, insurance and equipment violations. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Bus will be used for breath testing and the processing of arrested individuals.


Enjoy the Fall Wildflower Festival

Wildflowers, butterfly encounters and a scavenger hunt are some of the activities scheduled for the entire family at the third annual Fall Wildflower Festival Oct. 27 at Brooker Creek Preserve. Admission is free. The festival lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations will include Wildflowers of Pinellas County at 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Landscaping with Wildflowers at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Edible Plants – What You Can Eat and What to Avoid at 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.; Bees, Bugs and Butterflies – the Amazing Wildflower Pollinators at 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.; and Wildflower Photography at 12:30 p.m. Wildflowers will also be on sale. Brooker Creek Preserve protects more than 8,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 3940 Keystone Road in East Lake. For more information on the festival, call (727) 934-2680 or email the Friends of Brooker Creek at


The Dunedin Library will reopen Saturday after being closed about a week for recarpeting. An item Thursday gave the wrong day.

Clearwater in the know 10/18/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:05pm]
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