Forum features City Council, mayor hopefuls
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, come hear the candidates for mayor and two City Council seats outline their vision for Oldsmar. The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a forum at the Oldsmar City Council Chambers, 100 State St. W. Radio host Malcolm Out Loud (a.k.a. Malcolm Teasdale) will moderate the discussion. Seven people are vying for three seats: mayor, Seat 2 and Seat 4. All the hopefuls are expected to attend Tuesday's forum. Voters will head to the polls March 9.
City opposes offshore oil drilling
The third meeting was a charm for a city resolution opposing offshore oil drilling, first discussed in December and passed unanimously by Dunedin commissioners Thursday night. Previous attempts to join other Pinellas cities in opposition were called too weak or outdated by commissioners, who said drilling could endanger the beach habitats that draw in millions of dollars of tourist revenue every year. The resolution urges state and federal legislators to oppose drilling expansion. "It took us a couple of meetings," Commissioner Julie Ward Bujalski said, "but it was worth the wait."
Community lounge needs sofas, lamps
The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., is seeking donations to furnish a community lounge area. Items needed include sofas, chairs, tables, lamps, bookcases, game tables and video game systems. Donations should be brought to the Community Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pickups on a limited basis are also available. Call (727) 771-6000.
Grants available for nonprofits
Nonprofit groups are invited to apply for GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club Daisy Grants of up to $1,000. The program helps North Pinellas organizations that have demonstrated positive service. Last year's recipients include Clothes To Kids Inc., Family Resources Inc., the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, the RCS Food Bank and UPARC Foundation. The deadline for submissions is Friday. Awards will be presented at the 39th annual Daisy Grants Fashion Show April 15 at Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. For information or to download a 2010 application, go to www.clearwatercwc.org.
Library to celebrate women in March
The Palm Harbor Library is getting ready to celebrate Women's History Month in March. For the eighth year in a row, it will be recognizing women whose contributions have improved the quality of life in Palm Harbor. An awards ceremony will be at 6 p.m. March 29 at the library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. To nominate a woman, stop by the library for a form. Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 13. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3007.