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Community Emergency Response Team to meet at Kenneth City center


Emergency response team will gather for a chat Monday

The Community Emergency Response Team will meet Monday at the Kenneth City Community Center. The CERT is a group of residents who are interested in assisting first-responders and the community in emergencies.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Kenneth City Community Center, 4600 58th St. N

Info: Contact K. Larry Thompson (727) 526-5650, ext. 548, or e-mail


Firefighters will install free smoke alarms

The Pinellas Park Fire Department provides and installs battery-operated smoke alarms at no cost to Pinellas Park residents. The department cautions residents that companies marketing high-priced smoke alarm systems in the community are not affiliated with the Fire Department.

The department will replace batteries, advise on proper installation, provide maintenance information, and perform the installation at no charge.

To request an appointment, contact the Fire Department's public education office at (727) 541-0713.

City Council doings air one Thursday a month

Can't make it to City Hall? Residents of Pinellas Park can watch council meetings on TV on a new night and time: Meetings will be aired at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on Bright House Networks Channel 615.

Lipizzan stallions will hoof it to Howarth Park

The Original Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria will visit Pinellas Park on May 15-17. Children are welcome to visit the Lipizzan stallions before and after performances throughout the weekend. Limited bleacher seating is available; spectators should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Saddle Up Riding Club's Therapeutic Riding Program. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Amber Glenn Feed Depot, 8801 66th St., or contact Kellie at

When: Starts at 6 p.m. May 15 and runs through May 17

Where: Helen Howarth Park, 6301 94th Ave.

Memorial Day service set at Freedom Lake Park

Join members of Korean War Veterans Association Suncoast Chapter 14 on May 25 at Freedom Lake Park to honor the lives and memories of those who have died in service to the country.

Residents, veterans and city officials will come together at Freedom Lake Park to recognize the men and women who have served and are doing so now in all branches of the U.S. military.

When: 11 a.m. May 25

Where: Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th St. N

Knowledge trumps fear of hurricanes

The Pinellas Park Public Library will present a free hurricane preparedness seminar to the community May 26. Learn how to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.

When: 2 p.m. May 26

Where: Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N

Info: Call (727) 541-0959 or e-mail

Look for fresh market to sprout again in fall

Pinellas Park's fresh market, which features fresh produce, gourmet foods, handcrafted items, food concessions and live entertainment, is closed but is scheduled to reopen in the fall. Interested vendors should call (727) 541-0805, ext. 3076, for information.

The Mid County Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news for Pinellas Park, Seminole, Lealman and Kenneth City to or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.

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