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East Lake disapproves cell phone tower disguised as tree


Residents don't go for tower disguised as tree

It looks like a 125-foot cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree will not be coming to Ridgemoor Central Park any time soon. Approval from two-thirds of the about 1,200 residents in the community was needed before the board of the master community homeowners association could enter into negotiations with T-Mobile. Outgoing association president Anne Johnson said about 400 residents voted for the cell tower and 139 voted against it at a meeting Tuesday. Since about 800 votes for the cell tower were needed to pass the measure, it failed.


Tree planting, dig at Weaver Park

Stop in at 10 a.m. today at Weaver Park, where Lee Street meets Broadway, and see a tree planting and archeological dig. The National Football League is sponsoring the tree planting to help offset some of the greenhouse gases the Super Bowl will generate Feb. 1 in Tampa. The state Division of Forestry, the U.S. Forest Service and Home Depot will provide $4,000 for half the cost of planting 86 trees along the Pinellas Trail. The city is hoping to pay the rest with $100 adopt-a-tree donations. Call Julie Easterday of the Bay Bouquet Garden Club at (727) 734-2058. In addition, two archaeology groups will be digging in the Dunedin Mound and displaying American Indian artifacts.


Tour the world's recipes with group

Take a culinary world tour without leaving town with a cookbook discussion group at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tarpon Springs Library. This year the group, called From the Cook's Shelf, will focus on foods and cooking styles of various countries. The tour will begin in New England. Members will discuss recipes that span centuries in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. For information, call (727) 943-4922.


Have your pet microchipped

The Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590, Clearwater, is offering a microchip clinic from 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Proof of a current rabies vaccine and license is required. Other microchip clinics will be coming up later this year. For information and registration information, visit


Volunteer to cook, help at chili event

Cooks and vendors are needed for the Tarpon Springs Boys & Girls Club's fourth annual Chili Cook-Off set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24 at 111 W Lime St. The event will include chili tasting, a barbecue, entertainment and a motorcycle show. For information, call Derrick Janisz at (727) 937-0320.

In Sports

The FHSAA makes the final revisions to the 2009-10 football districts, 7C

Pinellas deaths

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Casey, James D.

Ellis, Helen Welsand Tenhunen

Flotow, Amy L.

Graf, Randall Eugene

Harper, June C.

Lambert, William Peter

Mayotte, Lanny A.

Rench, Arthur

Rohr, Elmer E.

Wagner, Herbert F. "Herb"

East Lake disapproves cell phone tower disguised as tree 01/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, January 16, 2009 8:16pm]
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