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In the know: Clearwater library's friends are pals of its cafe, too


Library's friends are cafe's pals, too

The downtown Main Library has a lot of friends and many are upset by the prospect of the library's cafe closing. The board of directors of the Friends of the Clearwater Library this week sent City Council members a letter, saying they wanted to "express our dissatisfaction with the closing of the (library's) cafe." As it stands, the cafe's owner would like to sell the business, but city officials, saying there's been too much turnover in ownership, is thinking about closing the cafe's doors and replacing the operation with vending machines. The letter, signed by Friends president Rita Garvey, states: "If the decision is to have no cafe, we strongly urge that there be nothing but open space. Definitely no vending machines."


It's time to think about spring break

The city of Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for spring break camp for children ages 6 to 12. The camp will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4 inside the Tarpon Springs gymnasium, 400 S Walton Ave. It will offer games and daily park trips. The cost is $40 for residents, $43.21 for nonresidents. Registration is required by calling (727) 942-5628.


Support troops with snacks, sundries

Support the troops in the Middle East by donating the following items: cookies, candy, microwave popcorn, cotton swabs, hand-held games, feminine hygiene items, gallon resealable food bags, canned meats, calling cards, disposable cameras, small canned fruits, stationery supplies, peanut butter or cheese crackers and bandanas. Supplies can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at Seminole Mall, 11223 Park Blvd.; VFW Post 4256, 12901 Gulf Blvd. at John's Pass; American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; and Buffalo City Bar and Grille, 5631 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 432-1057.


Get in on annual garage sale

Dunedin is holding its annual community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held in the pavilion area adjacent to the Dunedin Community Center at 1920 Pinehurst Road. Over 70 booths of merchandise are expected. Spaces are still available to rent for $13 and the city will do the advertising for you. Parking is free. For more information call (727) 812-4533.

Pinellas deaths

Brown, Glen W.

Criss, Dorothy L. (nee Cook)

Dietz, Mabel Emaline

Durante, Geno N.

Henderson, Harriet N.

Herzog, Elsie Marie

Jarema, Gerald "Jerry"

Jasiecki, Clement R. "Mickey"

Keenan, Jeanine

Klassen, Russell J.

Lee, Harold F.

Leis, Eleanor Ruth

Marlborough, George M.

Stitt, David Stanley

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

In the know: Clearwater library's friends are pals of its cafe, too 03/06/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:29am]
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