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New Year's Day closings in North Pinellas

NORTH PINELLAS

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Check before you go out and about Friday

Don't plan on doing any county or city business Friday. Most government offices and facilities will be closed in observance of the New Year's holiday. Exceptions include Pinellas County-operated parks, which will be open Friday, and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority buses, which will observe a holiday schedule Friday. Schedules are available at any PSTA terminal or by visiting PSTA.net.

Here's a list of what's closed:

• Pinellas County government offices will be closed Friday.

• Government offices of the cities of Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Oldsmar, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs. There also will be no city garbage collection on Friday.

• Pinellas Public Library Cooperative branches.

• The county landfill.

DUNEDIN

Creative director to sit on council

The Florida House of Representatives has selected a Dunedin creative director for a seat on the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Barbara Grazul Hubbard, who directs the Right Brain Workshop design firm from her home studio on Harvard Avenue, will become the newest appointee to the 15-seat council that advises the state on creative grants and culture issues. Hubbard, who worked as a dean of the Art Institute of Tampa, also serves as a director for the Eckerd College Program for Experienced Learners in north Pinellas County.

Essay contest open to students

All elementary, middle and high school students in Dunedin are invited to enter the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. The theme is Youth Leadership: The Key to Advancing the Dream. Using the example of King's legacy and leadership, students are encouraged to write about what contributions they as young leaders can make in promoting a greater realization of King's dream. Essays should not exceed five pages and must be submitted to teachers before Jan. 12. One essay will be selected from each school. The selected student essayists are invited to read their essays at the annual Martin Luther King. Jr. Unity Breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin. For details, visit DunedinGov.com. The event is part of Dunedin's annual Diversity Week.

LARGO

Dress up your pooch for parade

A Holiday Lights Dog Parade is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed, Best Behaved and Most Adorable. Registration is $5. Pets must be leashed and under their owner's control. For details, call (727) 582-2100.

New Year's Day closings in North Pinellas 12/30/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 7:08pm]
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