Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

Oldsmar swears in City Council members Bevis, McGee, Norris

OLDSMAR

City Council members sworn in to new terms

Two people were sworn in to new leadership roles Tuesday night and an incumbent City Council member began a new term. Doug Bevis, already a council member, won the office of mayor when no one filed to run against him in the March 12 election. His daughter and newborn grandson attended the swearing-in Tuesday to surprise him. New council member Gabby McGee also was sworn in. At 26, she may be the youngest person ever to serve on the council, said City Clerk Ann Stephan. Council member Linda Norris, who was unopposed for re-election to Seat 4, was sworn in for her new term. As one of his first actions, Bevis appointed council member Janice Miller as vice mayor.

COUNTYWIDE

Safety clinic and baseball combo

The Tampa Bay Rays will host a self-defense and empowerment clinic before their April 7 game. Sgt. Denise Nestor of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will teach participants how to recognize the warning signs of an attacker and have a plan in place in case of an attack. All participants should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes for the clinic, which will run from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Afterward, participants can go to their Lower Reserved seating to enjoy the Rays game against the Cleveland Indians. Tickets for the clinic and game are $20 per person for a group of 10 or more. The registration deadline is March 29. Contact Whitney Henry at (727) 825-3361 or [email protected] with questions or to purchase tickets.

DUNEDIN

City brainstorms to keep the Jays

The Dunedin City Commission tonight will brainstorm ways to keep the Toronto Blue Jays from ditching Florida Auto Exchange Stadium as their spring training home when the team's lease expires in 2017. Staff suggestions include visits to Toronto, studying the team's economic impact on the area, forming a negotiation team, and partnering with other cities and teams with a stake in keeping the Blue Jays here. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 542 Main St. Get a copy of the full agenda online at DunedinGov.com or at the City Clerk's Office, 750 Milwaukee Ave.

Irish folk music at Dunedin library

Irish folksinger Brendan Nolan will regale Dunedin Public Library patrons with a free performance this weekend. Nolan will visit the library, 223 Douglas Ave., from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Born and reared just north of Dublin, Nolan was influenced by the music of both Ireland and North America in the 1960s and '70s. He has six albums to his credit. To learn more, check out brendannolan.com.

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