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Palm Harbor Voters United will host meeting at community center

PALM HARBOR

Citizens group will host meeting today

Palm Harbor Voters United will host a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Voters United is a citizens group that plans to develop a list of issues facing people in the unincorporated communities of Palm Harbor, Ozona and Crystal Beach. A straw poll will be conducted at the meeting. For more information, visit www.palmharborvoters.com.

LARGO

Gas line repaired, grocery reopens

The Albertsons grocery store at Largo Mall was evacuated and closed for about two hours Tuesday morning because of a gas leak at the back of the building. The store reopened shortly after 11 a.m. Firefighters evacuated the building after a tree fell and hit a gas line at the spot where the line comes out of the ground to connect to the meter, said Largo Fire Division Chief David Mixson. The call at 10500 Ulmerton Road came in around 9:15 a.m. No one was injured. TECO Peoples Gas was able to repair the cracked line, Mixson said.

Clearwater

Presentation will focus on turtles

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium's speaker series will continue Thursday with a presentation called "Local Sea Turtle Nesting." The aquarium is monitoring 66 nests over 26 miles of Pinellas County beaches. The presentation will include information about the turtle species that nest on local beaches, how to protect the nests and more. The presentation by Joe Malo, director of education, and Mike Anderson, supervisor of sea turtle nesting, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater Beach, with a question-and-answer session to follow. For more information, call (727) 441-1790.

Workshop will help seniors avoid fraud

Suncoast Hospice and the state Department of Financial Services' Division of Consumer Services will host a workshop called "Safeguard Our Seniors'' designed to help Florida's senior residents avoid financial fraud. It will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 at Suncoast Hospice's Clearwater community service center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Visit www.MyFloridaCFO.com, or call Dorothy Myles at (727) 467-7423.

Dunedin

Apply now for spot on advisory panel

The city is accepting applications from Dunedin residents for the public relations advisory action committee. The committee meets at 7:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at City Hall, 542 Main St. Committee members make recommendations on specific methods for enhancing the effectiveness of official communication between the city, its citizens and the general public. Applications may be downloaded from the city's website at dunedingov.com, or call (727) 298-3035.

Corrections

• Florida House 48 candidate Marg Baker is 69. A story on July 2 had her age wrong.

• The cost of an adult wrist-band to attend the Dunedin Blue Jays' Belly Buster BBQ Mondays is $16. An incorrect price appeared in Sunday's section.

Pinellas deaths

Local and regional obituaries are in Section B.

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