North Pinellas news briefs for Jan. 15

Largo Woman injured in four-car wreck A four-vehicle accident blocked southbound lanes of U.S. 19 south of East Bay Drive for nearly an hour Tuesday. A woman traveling north in a southbound lane crashed with one vehicle, which caused a chain reaction with two more vehicles, police said. No serious injuries were reported, but the woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

Largo Woman injured in four-car wreck A four-vehicle accident blocked southbound lanes of U.S. 19 south of East Bay Drive for nearly an hour Tuesday. A woman traveling north in a southbound lane crashed with one vehicle, which caused a chain reaction with two more vehicles, police said. No serious injuries were reported, but the woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Clearwater

Candidate forum for City Council

Candidates for Clearwater City Council will introduce themselves and take questions from the audience at the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition candidate forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today.

The candidates for the citywide seats are Seat 4: Bill Jonson (incumbent), Konrad McCree Jr. and David Allbritton; and Seat 5: Hoyt Hamilton and Jon-Paul Rosa.

The forum will be held at the Salvation Army Joy Center, 1521 Druid Road in Clearwater.

Safety Harbor

Library seeks artful chairs

The Safety Harbor Library Foundation is preparing for its "Chair-ity Fundraiser,'' scheduled for April 18, and the organization is seeking artists to donate artfully decorated chairs. The chairs will be on display at the library, 101 Second St. N, from March 16 through April 17.

Although artists will not be paid for their time or materials, they will be honored on the foundation's website and prizes will be awarded in several categories.

Finished chairs should be delivered to the library by March 15. For an application, visit safetyharborlibraryfoundation.org. For more information, email lkothe@cityofsafetyharbor.com or call (727) 724-1525, ext. 4106.

Dunedin

Celebrating sister city ties

The Dunedin Public Library and the Dunedin Historical Museum are co-hosting a presentation Thursday to celebrate the city's 50th anniversary with its sister city, Stirling, Scotland.

At 2 p.m., Stirling, Scotland Art Gallery and Museum director Elspeth King will present a special program on the city's history and its celebration this year of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, a decisive victory in Scotland's war for independence from England.

The presentation will be held at the library, 223 Douglas Ave. Refreshments will be served.

Call (727) 298-3080 for information.

Senior center seminar on computer, ID protection

The Hale Senior Activity Center this month is offering several free seminars aimed at keeping folks safe.

At 10 a.m. Jan. 21, a Florida Bar speaker will lead a discussion on Internet and computer crimes.

At 10 a.m. Jan. 28, the Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection will offer information on identity theft and ways to reduce your risk of becoming a victim.

Questions? Call the Hale Center at (727) 298-3299.

Countywide

Pick out a new best friend at shelter's adoption specials through January

In celebration of the new year, Pinellas County Animal Services is offering adoption specials on cats and dogs through the end of January.

As part of the New Year's Slim Down specials, the adoption fee for large dogs and cats is $25 and $75 for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours. The fee includes a medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control and microchipping. The required Pinellas County license is also provided.

Pinellas County Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed on all Pinellas County holidays.

For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook.

To learn more about the shelter, visit Pinellas County Animal Services or call (727) 582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is (727) 582-2604.

North Pinellas news briefs for Jan. 15 01/14/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:46pm]

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