Drive makes it easy to get rid of old drugs
Local law enforcement agencies will launch another installment of "Operation Medicine Cabinet," an opportunity for people to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications, with no questions asked. The effort is aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse. Citizens can stop by and drop off their medications for safe collection and disposal. Be aware that no biohazards or needles will be accepted and that the program is intended for private citizens of Pinellas County and not for commercial use. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the following dropoff locations in North Pinellas County:
• Walgreens, 1880 N Belcher Road, Clearwater
• Sweetbay Supermarket, 2460 East Bay Drive, Largo
• Walgreens, 3770 Tampa Road, Oldsmar
• Sweetbay, 1681 Main St., Dunedin
• Walgreens, 605 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs
Friends of Library looking for donors
The Friends of the Library at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, are calling for donations of cookbooks and books on wine, cigars and gardening, as well as DVDs in resale condition for the September book sale. Items can be dropped off at the check-out desk, and a donation receipt can be provided. The Friends of the Library are also looking for new members. Applications can be found at www.cityofsafetyharbor.com/library. Click on "Library Supporters." For information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112.
Plans for BayCare Health System's new headquarters will be reviewed by the Clearwater City Council on Sept. 14. An "In the know" item on Wednesday gave an incorrect date.