Council lowers rental fees for marina's slips
The City Council voted Thursday night to lower dock-rental fees at the Clearwater Municipal Marina in an effort to fill dozens of empty boat slips there. They're giving commercial boats a 10 percent cut in their rent. For recreational boaters, they lowered the rate from $13.14 to $10.33 per foot per month for non-Clearwater residents, and from $9.13 to $8.51 for city residents. Some Clearwater residents who spoke at Thursday night's meeting wanted more of a cut. The council also cut the rents that the city plans to charge at the boat slips that it will soon build off Coachman Park downtown.
Canceled show will be staged tonight
Friday night's performance of The Taming of the Shrew at Peace Memorial Church in Clearwater was canceled because the church had to use the space as a cold night shelter for the homeless. Tonight's 8 p.m. performance at the church will run as scheduled, according to Scottie Michael, producer and director.
School opens house to parents
Suncoast Waldorf School, 1857 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, is hosting two upcoming open houses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and March 14. Prospective parents will have the opportunity to tour classrooms, view the academic work and artwork of the children. The administration will be on hand to provide information about the school's curriculum and new tuition plans. For information, visit www.suncoastwaldorf.org or call Barbara Bedingfield, (727) 786-8311.
Doll & Bear Show offers appraisals
The St. Petersburg Doll Club will hold the Doll & Bear Show and Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Honeywell Minn-Reg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Doll appraisals and repairs will be done on premises. Cost: $3 for adults; free for children younger than 5.
African American Heritage Feb. 28
The 10th Annual Florida African American Heritage Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Featured during the day will be African-influenced jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues and reggae musical performances, an art show, a marketplace and ethnic food vendors. At 11 a.m., Gospel Fest, a competition including choirs from around the state, will take place. For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/unity.htm.