share ideas for
better bay area transportation
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority is asking the public to share ideas and concerns during a series of community workshops from Monday to March 20. The meeting for Pinellas County will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Select, 3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Participants will be asked to consider possible locations for transportation improvements such as U.S. 19. For information, call the authority at (813) 217-4048.
Sidewalks near schools approved
The City Commission approved an agreement to construct sidewalks to give pedestrians a safer route to Dunedin Highland Middle School and Dunedin Elementary. The city is working with the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Florida Department of Transportation and the county school system to build sidewalks on the east side of New York Avenue between Union Street and Roanoke and on the south side of Roanoke Street between Milwaukee and New York avenues. The FDOT will pay up to $150,000 of the $154,442 project.
Free home buying seminars set
Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., a nonprofit community-based organization providing housing and economic development services in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties, is hosting free home buyer education seminars from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the following Saturdays: March 15, April 12 and May 10. For details and to register, call (727) 442-4155 or visit www.cnhs.biz.
Bring your logo to marketing lunch
Display your best marketing items at the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce's annual logo marketing luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive. There will be a contest for the most innovative entry. Each person who submits a marketing item can also promote their business. Guest speaker Dan Lewis, CEO of Profit Gate Inc., will offer tips on how to better market business Web sites. Cost for the luncheon is $15 for nonmembers and members at the door. To register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Famous boxing trainer to speak
Check out this month's Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon speaker: Angelo Dundee, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, who founded a gym with his brother in Miami that produced Muhammed Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road. The cost is $20. For reservations, go to www.utbchamber.com or call (813) 855-4233.
Scoliosis support group to meet
The Scoliosis Association of Palm Harbor will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the YMCA of North Pinellas, 4550 Village Center Drive. The free educational support group meets the second Friday of every month and is for those who have scoliosis, related spinal disorders or chronic back pain. Call (727) 772-0314.