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Countryside Mall event offers a way to safely discard medications

North Pinellas

Event offers a way to safely discard meds

Residents can drop off unused, expired or unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, as part of the National Drug Take Back Day. The event, a collaboration between the Clearwater Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and local businesses, is designed to give people a way to safely discard medications so they don't fall into the wrong hands. Needles and biohazardous materials will not be accepted. The collection area is in the parking lot area south of Lifestyles Fitness Center, on the east side of the mall.


Minister accused of impregnating girl

A Delaware minister was arrested here Friday morning and accused of impregnating a 16-year-old girl. James E. Miller, 42, was arrested at 10 a.m. at a relative's Fulton Avenue home in north Clearwater, police said. An ordained minister from Felton, Del., he moved to Clearwater earlier this year, police said. Miller is accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl who attended the church where he served as a youth counselor, a Delaware State Police report shows. They met for five months in 2008, police said, at his home in Chester, Penn., and her home in Smyrna, Del. During the relationship, the girl became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter, whose DNA proved Miller was the father, police said. Delaware police charged him with 11 counts of fourth-degree rape, sometimes called statutory rape, and endangering the welfare of a child. He remained at the Pinellas County Jail on Friday afternoon.

AARP Driver Safety class at library

The Clearwater Finance Department's risk management division will host an AARP Driver Safety class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. In honor of Veterans Day, the program is free to all current and former military personnel. It will be held at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call instructor Karen Brooks, (727) 657-7433 or e-mail

East lake

Register to get a Santa Truck visit

East Lake Fire Rescue is holding its signup for the Santa Truck event on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station 57, 3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd., Palm Harbor. If you would like the Santa Truck to visit your home during the holidays, and live in the East Lake area, you must either register at the event or by phone beginning Nov. 9. For more information, call Marianne or Robin, (727) 784-8668.


Ageless Grace class offered Mondays

Ageless Grace is a fitness/wellness program using the 21 tools to pinpoint and address concerns of an aging population such as balance, joint mobility, right-left brain coordination and confidence. The class, held 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, is for any fitness level. Relax in a chair and practice Spaghetti Spine, Juicy Joints and Rockin' Rockettes. The cost is $3 with a recreation ID or $4 without. Call (727) 298-3299 for information.

Pinellas deaths

Obituaries appear in the Tampa Bay section.

Countryside Mall event offers a way to safely discard medications 10/28/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2011 7:04pm]
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