Man, 30, now charged in two bank robberies
A Clearwater man arrested last weekend on a bank robbery charge now is accused of robbing another. Anthony Leon Monroe, 30, of 1105 Blanche B. Littlejohn Trail was charged Tuesday with armed robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault in connection with the 10:30 a.m. May 22 robbery of the Bank of America at 2200 Belleair Road. Clearwater police say he entered the bank, displayed a gun and demanded money from a teller. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested Monroe on Saturday on charges of robbing a Wachovia Bank at 2515 W Bay Drive in Belleair Bluffs on March 2. He was identified as a suspect through fingerprints, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda. He remains in custody at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bail.
Library programs designed for kids
The Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., has two programs scheduled this week for kids. Melody Hounds, designed to teach children ages 2 to 8 musical concepts, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. And at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dirty, Stinky Fun Day will be held. The program includes creating a garbage truck out of recycled material. Registration required for both programs. Visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Threshers tickets to help ill children
Buy a ticket to the Clearwater Threshers game against the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa will benefit. Game time starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The price of admission includes all you can eat hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks. Cost: $16. For information, call Bobby Mitchell, (727) 712-4408.
Seminar to cover foreclosure options
The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce will offer a free public service seminar, "Understanding the Foreclosure Process from A to Z," at 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4052 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Those who attend will discover options other than foreclosure and learn more about the foreclosure process at this free seminar that will cover both commercial and residential property. New legislation that affects the foreclosure process will be discussed. For information or to register online, visit the chamber Web site at utbchamber.com and click on "Calendar of Events" to register.
'Barber of St. Pete' on stage Friday
The Pinellas Opera League will present The Barber of St. Pete at 7 p.m. Friday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. The opera is an adaptation for young children of Gioacchino Rossini's masterpiece The Barber of Seville. It is written by Dr. Elliott Swift of the Pinellas Opera League. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12, $25 for a group of four. For information, call (727) 587-6793.
Clearwater man accused in second bank robbery