Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Clearwater Police Department seeks donations for kids' holiday gifts

CLEARWATER

Police collect holiday gifts for youth

The Clearwater Police Department is seeking donations for two holiday fundraisers to benefit disadvantaged youth. Money and gifts for children are being sought for the Holiday Cheer project, a partnership with police and Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Police Department and monetary donations can be made through Neighborhood Housing Services. For information on Holiday Cheer, call police Sgt. Wilton Lee at (727) 562-4310. The department is also working with the Society for the Enrichment and Education of Kids, Everybody's Tabernacle Homeless Emergency Project and Religious Community Services Grace House for a Christmas gift giveaway. The event will provide gifts for homeless children. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Police Department, and monetary donations can be made through the Davis Foundation. For information, call police Sgt. Ben McBride at (727) 562-4120. A toy collection box will be in the lobby at police headquarters at 645 Pierce St. The deadline for donations is Dec. 15.

OLDSMAR

Biker seriously injured in crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Tuesday after colliding with a car on Tampa Road, Pinellas County sheriff's deputies said. It happened at the Washington Avenue intersection about 4:40 p.m., deputies said. Victor Guilfucci, 28, was going east on Tampa Road on a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle when he abruptly tried to change lanes, deputies said. The vehicle in front of him slowed, deputies said, forcing Guilfucci to brake suddenly and plow into the car's rear window. Guilfucci was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, officials said. The driver of the car, Marco Vila, 43, of Tampa was not hurt. Deputies are investigating. On Wednesday evening, a Bayfront spokesman said Guilfucci, who was admitted under a different last name, was in stable condition.

Safety Harbor

Fresh produce available for free

State Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, is sponsoring a Farm Share giveaway of fresh produce from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Safety Harbor Neighborhood Family Center, 1003 Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N. Free produce is available while the supply lasts. Farm Share, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the distribution of nutritious foods to those in need, links farmers with surplus produce and social service agencies in Florida and the Southeast. For information, call Latvala's office at (727) 421-4645.

Dunedin

Artists' co-op opens showroom

Visit the showroom and gallery and watch demonstrations of metal bending and forging, glass artwork and photography at the grand opening of the Institute for Creative Arts, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 968 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The co-op of artists will offer classes in metalworking, welding and other industrial arts. Call (727) 433-2300.

Clearwater Police Department seeks donations for kids' holiday gifts 11/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. With college looming, Channel Drive band finds a way to keep on rocking

    Human Interest

    A year and a half.

    That's the time Channel Drive, a band made up of local high school students, had to organize concerts, create music, produce an album and perform in front of audiences before three-fourths of the group were to leave for college.

    One of Channel Drive’s favorite venues is the Brass Mug in North Tampa. Here, from left to right, Colby Williams, Jacob Fleming and Ricardo Ponte command the stage while Alex Carr handles drums.
  2. Florida's unemployment hits 3.8 percent, lowest since April 2007

    Economic Development

    Florida's unemployment rate continued its downward tear in September to hit 3.8 percent — the lowest since April 2007 — as the state added 28,000 jobs over the month.

    Florida's unemployment rate dropped from 4 percent in August to 3.8 percent in September. Pictured is 
Shantia Blackmon (left),from St. Petersburg, talking with Jocelyn Kelley from North Carolina at a Pinellas Schools County Job Fair in June. | [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  3. Study: When you die, your brain knows you're dead

    Health

    Have you ever wondered what happens after you die?

    According to a new study from NYU, researchers say that a person's brain may function after their death. [iStockPhoto]

  4. Gradebook podcast: On HB 7069, with Palm Beach schools superintendent Robert Avossa

    Blogs

    After months of discussion, several Florida school districts filed suit against the Legislature over the contentious HB 7069, calling parts of it unconstitutional. At the same time, some of them also sought grant funding established in the same measure. The Palm Beach County school district did both. Superintendent …

    Palm Beach superintendent Robert Avossa
  5. Tampa police schedule update at 11 a.m. on three Seminole Heights deaths

    Crime

    TAMPA — Tampa police have scheduled a news conference at 11 a.m. for an update on their investigation of three suspicious deaths in southeast Seminole Heights during the past two weeks.

    Interim Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan addresses reporters about the latest suspicious death in southeast Seminole Heights Thursday night. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL | Times]