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Man sought in robbery at Michael's Arts & Crafts in Clearwater


Man is sought in robbery at crafts store

Police are searching for a man they say robbed an arts and crafts store this weekend. Police said the man, described as a muscular 20- to 25-year-old black male with a tattoo of a "B" and "C" on the right side of his neck, approached a cashier at Michael's Arts & Crafts at 2631 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., and pretended he was going to buy an item. The man then displayed a handgun and told the cashier to empty the drawer. He fled after getting an undisclosed amount. The suspect, who also had tattoos of teardrops and/or lines on top of his hands, was last seen wearing a light green shirt and dark green New York Yankees hat, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 562-4422.

School for deaf kids receives grant

Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf in Clearwater has been awarded a grant from the Glazer Family Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The school received $3,648, which will go toward two projects: a new playground structure for 3- to 6-year-olds and general sports equipment for all grade levels. The school, which opened in 2003, serves deaf and hearing-impaired students in preschool through Grade 8. The school received the award at a ceremony at One Buc Place on March 9.

American Legion to hold health fair

The American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater, will hold a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The program will include memory screenings and blood pressure checks. Several organizations will have information booths set up, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay. It is open to the public. For information, call 442-5293.


Trashy designers wanted for a show

Attention, budding fashion designers: Apply now to be in the annual Trashy Fashion Show, where participants make their own clothes out of at least 75 percent recycled materials. The deadline to enter is Friday. The show will be held on Earth Day, April 22, at the Largo Cultural Center. For more information and to enter, call 586-7424 or visit

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