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North Pinellas news briefs for Jan. 29

Clearwater Sea Dog taps into brewpub boom Sea Dog Brewing Co., a sister brand of Shipyard Brewing Co., of Portland, Maine, is opening a brewing operation at their Clearwater pub, converting about 3,000 square feet of outdoor patio space into a 20-barrel brewing operation. By creating the company’s only major production site in Florida, Sea Dog would broaden statewide distribution with plans to produce kegs, and eventually cans, for distribution. The expansion comes after Pinellas County in January loosened restrictions on craft brewers, allowing businesses zoned as “light manufacturing” to sell alcohol, a rule change that took effect immediately. The county has had a rule that put beer makers in a bind. While brewers had to work out of warehouses and other semi-industrial buildings, zoning laws banned alcohol sales in those areas. Today Sea Dog’s Clearwater pub features 14 taps, including the popular Sea Dog Blueberry and Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD

Clearwater Sea Dog taps into brewpub boom Sea Dog Brewing Co., a sister brand of Shipyard Brewing Co., of Portland, Maine, is opening a brewing operation at their Clearwater pub, converting about 3,000 square feet of outdoor patio space into a 20-barrel brewing operation. By creating the company’s only major production site in Florida, Sea Dog would broaden statewide distribution with plans to produce kegs, and eventually cans, for distribution. The expansion comes after Pinellas County in January loosened restrictions on craft brewers, allowing businesses zoned as “light manufacturing” to sell alcohol, a rule change that took effect immediately. The county has had a rule that put beer makers in a bind. While brewers had to work out of warehouses and other semi-industrial buildings, zoning laws banned alcohol sales in those areas. Today Sea Dog’s Clearwater pub features 14 taps, including the popular Sea Dog Blueberry and Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale.

Dunedin

Housing board needs members

The city is calling on residents to apply for possible appointment to the Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA).

Since 1966, the DHA has strived to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income residents within its jurisdiction, which includes Dunedin and a 10-mile radius around the city. Its duties include overseeing public housing requirements.

The board consists of five volunteers who serve four-year terms. Members must file a financial disclosure form. The DHA meets at 3:30 p.m. every third Tuesday, as needed, at City Hall, 542 Main St.

For more information, call deputy city clerk Sharon Toner at (727) 298-3035 or go to www.dunedingov.com to fill out an application online.

Name seniors to Hall of Fame

Dunedin's Committee On Aging is calling for nominations for the city's Senior Hall of Fame.

The annual ceremony honors and celebrates older Dunedin residents who have made significant contributions to the community. Inductees must be at least age 75, have lived in Dunedin at least 10 years, have demonstrated the art of aging successfully and have donated time and abilities to activities serving the community.

Individual men and women nominees are welcomed, as are couples.

Nominations are due by March 14. Forms can be picked up at Dunedin City offices.

For more information, call the Hale Senior Activity Center at (727) 298-3299.

Countywide

Tarpon Middle team wins urban design contest

Tarpon Springs Middle School students won a project-based competition where students were asked to imagine, design and build cities of the future.

The Tarpon students will travel to Washington, D.C., next month to compete nationally.

"Tomorrow's Transit: Design a Way to Move People In and Around Your City," involved bay area students who were asked to reimagine their city while considering transportation issues such as safety, accessibility, intermodality and sustainability.

Members of the winning Tarpon Middle team are Eleni Lambrianos, Victoria Maddex, Sarah Tinsley and alternate Catherine Liu.

Oldsmar

Gala aids Oldsmar Cares

Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Oldsmar Cares Wine & Food Gala. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Nielson Ballroom, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar.

Several silent and live auctions will be held to benefit Oldsmar Cares. Auction items include dinner packages, vacation destinations and sports memorabilia for collectors. Cost is $30. Visit oldsmarcares.org.

Palm Harbor

Vegas-style show will benefit community services agency

Tickets are on sale now for "Vegas Spectacular,'' with proceeds benefiting the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency.

Elvis will be visiting this event, which includes gaming, music, raffles and prizes. It will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St. Volunteers will man the gaming tables, where players will have plenty of "fun money" to use, as well as a full bar and prizes from local companies and restaurants.

Tickets cost $15. Each ticket includes a complimentary drink at the bar. For more information, call (727) 771-6000 or recreation@csapalmharbor.org.

Program gives basics of franchises

Register now for Franchising 101: How to Find a Business that Fits. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The special speaker will be Pat Deering of the Senior Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE).

Registration is required online through the library's calendar of events at palmharborlibrary.org/library/events.html. For more information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

North Pinellas news briefs for Jan. 29 01/28/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 5:36pm]
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