Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Clearwater libraries will waive fines in exchange for donations of canned goods

CLEARWATER

Donate canned goods; Library will waive fines

All Clearwater library branches are offering an amnesty period for overdue materials in exchange for donation of nonperishable foods. The program will run from today through Dec. 21. Anyone who has fines due may bring canned goods or nonperishable food items to any branch and present them at the circulation desk with the overdue materials. Staff will waive any fines due and the donated food will go toward a holiday charity food drive. For further information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit www.myclearwater.com.

City seeks dog park ambassadors

The city is looking for dog park users who are interested in being members of the new "Ambassadors of the Enterprise Dog Park" group. An informational meeting will be held at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr. The all-volunteer organization will remind others of the dog park rules, keep the park cleaned up and plan fundraising to improve the park. Enterprise Dog Park is located at 2671 Enterprise Road. If you are interested in being a member, attend the meeting, call (727) 562-4803 or email Krystal.Schmidt@myclearwater.com.

TARPON SPRINGS

Police plans SWAT exercise at house

Tarpon Springs police are planning a SWAT team exercise today at an abandoned residence in the 400 block of E Tarpon Avenue. Uniformed officers may be seen carrying weapons, which will not use live ammunition. Police advise residents not to be alarmed if they see or hear the SWAT team in the area. For comments, questions or concerns, call Sgt. Michael Trill at (727) 938-2849.

DUNEDIN

Holiday Parade entries sought

Dunedin's Parks and Recreation Department is calling for entries for the city's annual Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 and will feature floats, banners, fire trucks, Santa Claus and more. Marching bands, school teams and local nonprofits can sign up for free, but there is a $25 fee for commercial entrants. Fill out an application at DunedinGov.com. Questions? Call (727) 298-3265.

Historian to discuss artist

Hear art historian Dee Kilgo discuss the life and times of American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Whistler traveled in Victorian England cafe society with noted acquaintances including Oscar Wilde, Lilly Langtry and the Prince of Wales, who was later known as Edward VII. Admission to the event, hosted by the Sterling Society, costs $25. There will be light refreshments, trivia and prizes. Visit dfac.org/tickets, email dawn@dfac.org or call (727) 298-3322 for information.

Clearwater libraries will waive fines in exchange for donations of canned goods 11/14/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:42pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Forecast: A sunny, dry Memorial Day weekend ahead in Tampa Bay

    Weather

    Tampa Bay residents can expect to see a sunny, rain-free Memorial Day weekend with clear skies and temperatures hovering in the upper 80s and low 90s.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  2. Man dies in overnight shooting at Largo motel

    Crime

    Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred overnight at a motel in Largo.

  3. Florida education news: Sales tax, school buses, a Civil War prop and more

    Blogs

    BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Gov. Rick Scott authorizes a three-day sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping.

  4. Men have body image issues too

    Health

    I have lost and gained weight several times in my adult life. It wasn't a problem when I was younger and working construction. An "ideal" office job 30 years ago started the yo-yo effect. I don't have any more weight to lose, but the potential of gaining it back is always there.

    Andrew Meacham on February 2015, left, and May 2017, right.
  5. Lost Highway: As FHP struggles to recruit, speeding tickets plummet

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The number of speeding tickets written by Florida state troopers has plunged three straight years as the agency grapples with a personnel shortage and high turnover.

    A Florida Highway Patrol Academy class in the late 1980s. Typically, graduating classes had about 80 recruits. But the most recent class has less than half that as the agency continues to struggle to fill vacancies. [

Florida: Highway Patrol]