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North Pinellas briefs: Health centers closed Wednesday for staff training


Health centers to close for staff training

The Pinellas County Health Department's five health centers will be closed Wednesday for a staff training day and will reopen Thursday. For an emergency Wednesday, call (727) 824-6900. The answering service will be in contact with the staff during the day and can give assistance.


Go green with

eco-friendly duds

Explore ways to make an eco-friendly fashion statement by getting a little more green in your wardrobe at a free event Wednesday at the preserve's Cypress Swamp Cafe, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Sustainable refreshments served. For adults; registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Walk-a-thon helps scoliosis research

Join the third annual 1.5-mile walk-a-thon to raise money for the Scoliosis Association and its research May 18 at John Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. The walk is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., check-in begins at 9 a.m. Registration includes T-shirt, raffles, food and beverage. Call (727) 271-0712 or e-mail


Employers looking

to recruit at event

Looking for work? WorkNet Pinellas is having a job fair from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. About 20 Tampa Bay employers, including Bright House Networks, Raytheon, Smith & Nephew Wound Management, Progress Energy and Tech Data, will recruit for professional-level positions. To register, call Sarah Whitney-Mead at (727) 507-4300, ext. 3007, or visit

Summer camps include specialties

The city of Clearwater is offering a number of summer camps for elementary and middle school children from June 9 through Aug. 15. Camp prices start as low as $60 per week, and reduced rates are available for Clearwater residents. Specialty camps in art, science and nature, skateboarding, tennis, basketball and junior lifeguarding. There is also a camp for counselors in training. Facilities offering summer camp activities are Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, (727) 462-6138; Countryside Recreation Center, (727) 669-1914; McMullen Tennis Complex, (727) 669-1919; The Long Center, (727) 793-2320; Moccasin Lake Nature Park, (727) 462-6024; Morningside Recreation Complex, (727) 507-4065; North Greenwood Recreation Complex, (727) 462-6276; and Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex & Extreme Sports Park, (727) 462-6025.


Portion of trail

to close for repairs

A leg of the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail south of Sunset Point Road, between Harbor Drive and Stevenson Avenue in Clearwater, will be closed for repairs starting Monday, continuing for about 30 days. About a quarter mile of the trail requires repair on the south side of the Stevenson Creek Bridge because of unauthorized pedestrian traffic on the embankment. Bicycle, pedestrian and all other recreational traffic will be detoured to Fairmont Street, Douglas Avenue and Overbrook Avenue, looping back to the trail via Stevenson Avenue.

North Pinellas briefs: Health centers closed Wednesday for staff training 05/10/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:41pm]
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