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North Pinellas briefs: Tarpon Spring fishing tournament this weekend


Are you Angling

for something

to do? Try this

The 13th annual Peter T. Assimack Memorial Fishing Tournament will be Saturday, beginning at 6 a.m. at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. A mandatory captains' meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the yacht club, with food and drinks available beginning at 5 p.m. If registering before 5 p.m. today, fees are $100 (open division), $75 (sportsmen division — nonguided anglers only) and $20 (ages 12 and under). Entries received after 5 p.m. today are $120 (open), $85 (sportsmen) and $25 (kids). Proceeds go to scholarships for students at Tarpon Springs High School. For information, visit the Web site at or call 938-1101.


Happy Arbor Day, have two trees

To celebrate Arbor Day, the city of Clearwater is having a ceremony and tree giveaway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Public Services Complex, 1650 N Arcturas Ave. For the 26th year, the city is to be honored as a Tree City USA. A representative of the Florida Division of Forestry will present the award. Clearwater residents are invited to receive two free trees per each household, with proof of residency. More than 1,800 trees will be available first-come, first-served. Available trees include live oak, Shumard oak, Chickasaw plum, red cedar, bald cypress, Southern magnolia, red maple, slash pine, Walters viburnum and pink, white, red and lavender crepe myrtles. For more information, call the Public Services Department at (727) 562-4950.


Do your kids want to touch a truck?

Monster trucks, fire engines, heavy duty construction equipment, military vehicles, helicopters, motorcycles, tractors and buses will be among the more than 140 vehicles on display at Dunedin's annual free Touch-A-Truck event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. There also will be entertainment and children's activities with a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, a moonwalk and an interactive children's workshop. Food and drink concessions will be available. For more information, call (727) 812-4533.


No preaching,

just singing

Get back to basics with an old-fashioned hymn sing-a-long Sunday at Friendship United Methodist Church, 2039 E Druid Road. The 2 p.m. service won't include any preaching, just the singing of well-known hymns such as We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder; Blessed Assurance; Let There Be Peace on Earth; Go Tell it on the Mountain; and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Pinellas deaths

Carlson, Leroy A.

Carsey, Ida Ruth

Fleming, Paul "Pauley"

Flynn, James L. "Jim"

Guensch, Walter A.

Jones, Clyde

Key, Gloria

Lee, Robert Frederick

McNulty, "Amazing" Grace

Morris, Matthew A.

Pattee, Kathleen Holt

Porath, John J.

Roth, William F.

Ruiz, Theresa A.

Smith, Peter A.

Wilson, Bruce W.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

North Pinellas briefs: Tarpon Spring fishing tournament this weekend 04/23/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:54am]
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