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Community news: Veterans Appreciation Day; Clearwater police promote 2


Pay tribute to veterans today at high school

The 8th annual Veterans Appreciation Day will be held at noon today in the Clearwater High School stadium. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance, the event will include local honor guards, swearing in of new military recruits, recognition for veterans, speeches and displays. The public is invited. Clearwater High School is at 540 Hercules Ave.

2 police officers get promotions

Clearwater police Officers Daniel Devol and Timothy Downes were promoted to the rank of sergeant Friday. Devol, an 18-year veteran, has been a patrol officer, community policing officer, field training officer and a detective. He was awarded the Medal of Meritorious Service for stopping a stabbing in progress and saving a young man's life. Downes, hired in 2001, has been a patrol officer, school resource officer, community policing officer, detective and SWAT negotiator. He received the Medal of Distinguished Service for using his negotiating skills to save a suicidal person's life.


Antique & Treasure Sale seeks sellers

Vendor space is available for the annual Antique & Treasure Sale (formerly Trash to Treasures Sale) scheduled for Nov. 10 at the city parking lot at the corner of Pinellas and Tarpon avenues. For applications or information, contact Sherry at the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce at (727) 937-6109 or email or drop by the office at 111 E Tarpon Ave.


Digital artist talks shop over coffee

Clearwater digital artist Scott Menaul is the latest subject of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's free monthly Coffee & Conversation series. At noon Thursday, Menaul will discuss the medium's historical perspective through the modern day. He will also review technology development and the potential for creating new styles and ways of thinking of art. Visit, call (727) 298-3322 or email for information.


Volunteers needed to do tax returns

The AARP Tax Aide program is looking for volunteers to prepare federal taxes. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training and reimbursement for mileage. Computer knowledge is necessary. A minimum commitment of four hours a week in February, March and early April is required. For details, email

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Vendors sought for holiday bazaar

Safety Harbor is looking for vendors for the annual Holiday Bargain Bazaar, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. S. Vendors can sign up for an outdoor space for $10 or an indoor space for $15. All items should be handmade and be priced at $25 or less. For details, email or call (727) 724-1530.

Community news: Veterans Appreciation Day; Clearwater police promote 2 11/02/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 7:25pm]
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