Presidential primary is near; register by Jan. 3
The deadline to register or change political party affiliation for the presidential primary is Jan. 3. The Republican primary is Jan. 31. Kenneth City and St. Pete Beach (Districts 1 and 3) will have elections on Jan. 31. Residents already registered in Florida do not need to reregister. To register or update voter information, visit the Supervisor of Elections Office, library, driver license office or government office handling social services. The following events and demonstrations will be held before the Jan. 3 deadline:
Dec. 28: Voter registration and education, 1 to 3 p.m., Kmart, 4501 66th St. N, Kenneth City.
Dec. 30: Voter registration and voting demonstration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave..
Call (727) 464-8683 or visit votepinellas.com.
What to do with that Christmas tree
Here is a list of cities that offer Christmas tree recycling:
Gulfport: Curbside pickup on Wednesdays. (727) 893-1089.
Indian Rocks Beach: Curbside pickup on Wednesdays. (727) 595-6889.
Largo: Curbside pickup through Jan. 9. (727) 587-6760.
Madeira Beach: Curbside pickup on Wednesdays. (727) 391-1611.
Pinellas Park: Drop off at 12950 40th St. (727) 541-0711.
St. Petersburg: Drop off at a brush site: 1000 62nd Ave. NE, 7750 26th Ave. N, 2500 26th Ave. S., 4015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S, or 2453 20th Ave. N. For curbside pickup, place tree out by Jan. 6 for pickup on Jan. 7. On or after Jan. 10, call (727) 893-7398.
Treasure Island: Curbside pickup on garbage day. (727) 547-4575, ext. 253.