Commissioner Slattery going for 2nd term
Susan Slattery has decided to seek a second term for the City Commission. Slattery, 46, filed paperwork with the city clerk's office Monday. "My last three years, the city is finally moving in the right direction," Slattery said. "I decided to run again to help keep things moving in that right direction." Initially elected to Seat 2 in 2008, Slattery campaigned on preserving the town's heritage while preparing for the future. She was also a proponent of smart growth and green initiatives, and keeping a proposed Wal-Mart off the banks of the Anclote River. The qualifying period for the March 8, 2011, election is Nov. 16 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24. A second seat will be on the March ballot as well. Commissioner Robin Saenger in Seat 1 must step aside due to term limits. Commissioners can only serve two three-year terms. The job pays $8,000 a year plus some health and life insurance benefits.
Kids could win Bucs game tickets
The Clearwater Police Department and Clearwater Threshers have announced the second round of Operation Touch Down, which will provide transportation and tickets for 42 local youths to attend a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. To qualify for the Dec. 19 game against the Detroit Lions, students ages 10 to 18 must write an essay on the topic: "How can I help stop bullying or drugs in my school or neighborhood?" Essays may be submitted to Clearwater school resource officers or e-mailed to police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts at elizabeth.watts @myclearwater.com. They also may be mailed or dropped off at the Clearwater Police Department at 645 Pierce St., Clearwater, FL 33756, Attention: Office of the Chief/Operation Touch Down. Deadline for entries is Dec. 10. Students must reside within the city of Clearwater. Students who did not attend the first game Oct. 24 will get first preference.
Crew needed for 'Rotten Scoundrels'
Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater, is producing the Tony Award-winning Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which starts Thursday and runs through Nov. 21. The theater needs several crew members for the run of the show. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Colleen Boylan at (727) 744-1834.
Senior expo's focus: wellness
A Senior Health and Wellness Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave N, Oldsmar. There will be health screenings, a tai chi demonstration, and vendors handing out wellness and fitness-related information. For more information, visit MyOldsmar.com or call (813) 749-1155.