New pediatric clinics offered at two sites
The Pinellas County Health Department is offering services to children younger than 18 at two pediatric clinic locations. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on the declared income of the child's family. One clinic is at the new Mid-County Health Department, 8751 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Hours there are from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdays. For an appointment, call (727) 524-4410, ext. 7646. The second clinic is at Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport. It is open from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (727) 893-2780, ext. 2199, to schedule an appointment or before planning a walk-in visit.
Clearwater Beach in mix for 'best'
Clearwater officials are asking fans of Clearwater Beach to vote for it as USA Today's best Florida beach destination. Clearwater is up against nine other beaches for the media giant's top billing in the Sunshine State. Fans can vote in an online poll or tweet @USATodayTravel with "Clearwater" and #FLABeachTown. The 10 Florida destinations competing were chosen by "Dr. Beach," Florida International University professor and coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, who has named both Fort De Soto and Caladesi Island in Pinellas as No. 1 on his "Best Beaches" list in years past. The winning destination will get a feature in USA Today's Travel section. For more information or to vote, go online to visitstpeteclear water.com.
Apply for spots on city's boards
The city is seeking applications for the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of Adjustments. Applicants must be residents of Tarpon Springs. Request application forms from the city clerk by calling (727) 942-5614 or sending an email to [email protected] The application is also online at ctsfl.us/cityclerk/boards committees.html.
Beckett Bridge workshop set
Pinellas County will hold an alternatives workshop on the Beckett Bridge project on Jan. 23. Officials will present options for removing, renovating or replacing the bridge across Whitcomb Bayou in Tarpon Springs. There will be opportunities for public comment. The workshop runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. For more information, go to pinellas county.org/beckett bridge. Share your comments online or contact project manager Tony Horrnik at [email protected] or (727) 464-3640.
Writing workshops at Heritage Village
Register now for a writing workshop at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Award-winning author Angela T. Pisaturo is presenting a series of workshops focusing on writing historical novels, starting at 10 a.m. today and continuing on March 8, May 10, July 12 and Sept. 13. The cost for each workshop is $15; $13 for Pinellas County Historical Society members. Call (727) 582-2233.
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