Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

Norfolk Street flooding focus of public meeting

Split draws letters

Readers and members react to coverage of a split in the Sand Key Civic Association in Clearwater. See Letters to the Editor, Page 2

DUNEDIN

Norfolk Street flooding fix focus of public meeting MonDAY

The public is invited to offer feedback Monday on a proposal to bring Norfolk Street up to city road and drainage standards. Visit the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a presentation on plans to relieve chronic flooding on Norfolk between Douglas and Milwaukee avenues by widening the road, lowering it and adding curbs. If homeowners agree, the city might also add sidewalks.

CLEARWATER

Young Rising Stars finalists to perform

Tickets are on sale for the Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Competition, to be held at 7 p.m. May 24 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The annual event awards scholarships to Pinellas County public high school juniors and seniors in the categories of instrumental music, vocal music, dance, visual arts, drama and video arts. Four finalists from each category will perform at the finale. Fans can vote for their favorite at pinellaseducation.org. During the event, attendees can also vote via text for their "audience favorite." Both winners will receive gifts donated by local businesses. Buy tickets ($10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 for students and seniors) at the box office, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater. Visit the Pinellas Education Foundation website or call (727) 588-4816 for more information.

COUNTYWIDE

Make your pet

a calendar star

Is your pet a star? The Humane Society of Pinellas seeks contestants for its 2013 Celebration of Companionship calendar. Enter the contest for $10 and your pet's photo is guaranteed to appear in the calendar. Vote for your favorites for $1 per vote. The top 13 vote-getters by Sept. 17 will receive a professional photo session by Rebecca Brittain and be featured either for a month or on the cover. Enter the contest or vote for your favorites at mulabula.com/HumanePinellas. Or, became a calendar sponsor by contacting Tiffany Heier at (727) 797-7722 ext. 229 or [email protected]

Correction

There will be no violet sale today at St. Matthias Lutheran Church in Clearwater. An item in Friday's Times was incorrect.

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