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Party tonight at Belleview Biltmore Hotel, closing Monday until 2012, is UPARC fundraiser


Biltmore's last night is party fundraiser

Tonight's the night for "Back to the Future," the last night party at the Belleview Biltmore Hotel before the historic resort undergoes a massive renovation. A fundraiser for the Upper Pinellas Association For Retarded Citizens Foundation, the event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at the hotel, 25 Belleview Blvd. The hotel is scheduled to close Monday and won't reopen until 2012. Festivities will include tours, cuisine from past eras and dancing in every ballroom to a variety of live music — all in a casual atmosphere. Individual tickets are $100. For tickets, call Elisa Fredericks at (727) 799-3330, ext. 7451.

Kids, sign up for reading program

The Clearwater Public Library will begin its summer reading program at 2 p.m. June 8 at the library's main branch, 100 N Osceola Ave. Students who sign up at this event will receive a free book, while supplies last, and meet the Tampa Bay Rays Street Team with mascot Raymond, who will kick off the "Reading with the Rays" program. Students may also sign up for the program and receive a free book, while supplies last, at other branches:

2 p.m. June 9 at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580

2 p.m. June 10 at East Library, 2251 Drew St.

3 p.m. June 11 at North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

For details, call (727) 562-4970 or visit


Residents can stop boiling water

The precautionary boil water notice issued Thursday due to a systemwide pressure loss was lifted Saturday after a bacteriological survey showed the water is safe, the city said. Questions? Call the Water Division at (727) 298-3100.

Teach pup some manners at class

Is your new puppy driving you crazy? A certified dog trainer and member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers will help you teach your puppy to sit, come and walk nicely on a leash during a six-week class starting Wednesday at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Classes will be at 7 p.m. the next six Wednesdays and are limited to six puppies ages 10 weeks to 16 weeks. The cost is $65 for Dunedin residents, $97 for nonresidents. All classes are held indoors. Current vaccinations are required. Call (727) 812-4530 or visit

Apply now for spot on water panel

Dunedin residents are invited to apply for a spot on the city's stormwater advisory committee. Responsibilities include addressing needs and concerns of the stormwater system and its environmental impacts on city drainage basins and local waterways. The committee will include members representing the cross-section of the Dunedin community by drainage basins. Deadline to apply is Friday. Download an application at For information, call the city clerk's office, (727) 298-3035.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Party tonight at Belleview Biltmore Hotel, closing Monday until 2012, is UPARC fundraiser 05/30/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:16pm]
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