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Meet candidates vying for Safety Harbor commission seats

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Meet candidates vying for city commission

The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce will host a City Commission candidates forum Monday at Safety Harbor City Hall, 750 Main St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6 p.m. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. The public is invited to submit questions from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and meet the candidates. For more information visit or call (727) 724-1555. Four candidates are vying for two seats on the City Commission. Incumbent Nancy Besore is being challenged by Elise Vinson, and incumbent Mary Lynda Williams is opposed by Cliff Merz. The election is Jan. 31.

AFL-CIO speaker to headline meeting

Edwin Encisco, the Florida community organizer for the state's AFL-CIO, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas, which will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Safety Harbor Library, 102 Second St. For a donation of $5, snacks and sandwiches will be available. For more information, call Mary Freeman, (727) 581-4630.


Beach roundabout under construction

The Clearwater Beach roundabout will be under construction for five days starting Sunday as crews resurface the 12-year-old traffic circle. It will remain open, but some lanes and approaches will close during the night hours as needed. Flag crews will direct traffic. The routine maintenance will last from Sunday evening to the morning of Friday, Jan. 27. Drivers looking for detours to and from the island can use the Belleair Causeway Bridge. For more information, call the city's engineering department at (727) 562-4750.


Want to appear in a music video?

The public is invited to volunteer as extras or film crew members for a music video promoting the city of Dunedin from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 29. Using the popular "Lipdub" format, the video will feature a crowd lip-synching to the R.E.M. song Shiny Happy People. Participants must be 18 years or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Costumes are encouraged. The video will be filmed downtown on Main Street, between Douglas Avenue and Broadway Street. Visit or email for guidelines.


Ten acts from Wednesday's Pinellas auditions for the Bright House Networks' Bright Stars Senior Idol talent competition will perform in the Pinellas regional talent show at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Largo Cultural Center. The audience at that show will select three acts to compete against winners from three other regional talent shows in a performance April 4 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. A story Thursday contained incorrect information.

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