Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Clearwater residents asked to report street light problems

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CLEARWATER

Residents asked to report street light problems

The city urges residents to report malfunctioning street lights anywhere they see them throughout the city. First, determine the exact location of the light — either with specific directions or the identification number on the light pole. Then report it by calling (800) 228-8485 and pressing 3 from the voice menu. Or visit progress-energy.com/streetlightrepair and fill out the outage form. Then provide your personal contact information in case the technician needs help finding the light. Progress Energy has up to 60 days to repair lights but usually does so more quickly, according to the city.

Homeless kitchen needs these items

The Homeless Emergency Project's dining hall needs canned green beans, carrots, assorted beans (black, chickpeas, butter, baked, etc.), pasta sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tuna as well as nonperishable cereal, salad dressing, condiments, granola bars, pretzels, crackers, pudding cups and apple sauce cups. For information, contact Jackie or Joe at (727) 442-9041, ext. 121, or email [email protected] The nonprofit provides homeless and low-income people with housing, food, clothing and support services to help obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

EAST LAKE

Haunted Fire House needs volunteers

If haunted houses don't scare you, then you may be the perfect volunteer for the East Lake fire district's annual Haunted Fire House. Fire officials are recruiting volunteers for the event, which is held Friday and Saturday evenings in October. For information, visit the event website at fearthecaptain.com, or call Station 57 on weekdays at (727) 784-8668.

DUNEDIN

Blue Jays honor Darold Knowles

Tonight the Dunedin Blue Jays will honor pitching coach Darold Knowles. Knowles, 70, is a three-time World Series champion and a member of the Florida State League Hall of Fame. The first 500 fans at tonight's game against the Clearwater Threshers will receive a limited edition Knowles "then and now" bobblehead. Tickets cost $6 and gates at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., open at 5:30 p.m.

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