Detectives seize 62 pot plants, arrest man, 29
After raiding a home Wednesday night, Pinellas County detectives say they seized 62 marijuana plants, $3,263 in cash and a 2002 Saturn, among other items. Inside the house, deputies say, they found a sophisticated power and water growing system, including charcoal filtration. They arrested Arion Oz Kedan, 29, of 754 Barbara St., on charges of manufacture of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and possession of alprazolam.
Forum on 'Hellenic Values' at SPC
The American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture, a nonprofit organization, will hold its annual forum this weekend with representatives of institutions of higher learning from the United States and Greece speaking on the topic of "Hellenic Values in a Global Civilization: Engaging the Colleges, Universities and Citizens." It will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Lyceum, Room 156, St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. The forum will be followed by a reception and recital by pianist and composer George Skaroulis at 5:30 at the Spanos-Pappas Community Center, 348 N Pinellas Ave. Conference attendance is free; recital tickets are $15 and available by visiting evzonemusic.com or calling (404) 816-6372 or (813) 789-4134.
Doggie Olympics planned Saturday
In celebration of the Winter Olympics, the SPCA Tampa Bay will host Tampa Bay 2010 Dog Games, a one-day series of canine presentations and competitions to promote obedience and healthy activities for both pet owners and canines. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, Largo. For a schedule, visit spcatampabay.org or dtcsp.org.
Nonprofit to honor boxing trainer
Clearwater for Youth, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping youth through sports, will honor boxing trainer Angelo Dundee at its 37th annual Celebrity Banquet on Feb. 27 at Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Dundee is best known for his work with Muhammad Ali. Visit clearwaterforyouth.org or call (727) 793-2696.
Junior League offers Mini-Grants
The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin is accepting applications for its Community Mini-Grants program. The grants are for nonprofit organizations that improve well-being of foster youth in North Pinellas and Pasco counties. The projects must be completed by April 1, 2011. Applications may be downloaded from jlcd.org. For information, call (727) 738-5523.
Boys basketball region quarterfinals, 8C
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