Sunday, February 25, 2018
News Roundup

Public meetings in Dunedin to discuss State Road 580, Cedar Creek, development

DUNEDIN

MEETINGS FOCUS ON SR 580, CEDAR CREEK, MORE

The public is invited to two meetings in Dunedin next week. The City Commission will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at City Hall, 542 Main St. Commissioners will discuss the preliminary results of the city's State Road 580 corridor study, as well as a timetable and costs for cleanup of Cedar Creek. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the local planning agency will gather at City Hall to review applications for an auto parts store, a townhome development on the Dunedin Causeway and the Achieva Credit Union headquarters. View the agendas online at bit.ly/xdutOV.

CLEARWATER

Libraries usher in summer programs

Clearwater public libraries are starting summer programs for youths and teens. Reading kickoffs at four libraries will be today, Monday and Tuesday. All are at 2 p.m. except the East Library's kickoff event, which begins at 1 p.m. Programs this summer will include wildlife presentations, trained animal shows, crafts, fun physics lessons, interactive magic and puppet shows, and activities from other cultures.

• The East Library's series "Wacky Wednesdays" kicks off today when children can sign up at the 2251 Drew St. branch from 1 to 4 p.m. After that, regular Wednesday programs will be at 2 p.m.

• The Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., kicks off "Magnificent Mondays" this Monday with games and crafts for kids.

• The Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, and North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., kick off their programs Tuesday. Countryside will give a free book to the first 100 children to register, and North Greenwood is hosting Paws for Friendship, an agency that uses trained dogs to provide a nonjudgmental audience for children who are reluctant to read aloud.

Scholarships and kudos for students

Clearwater police and the city's parks and recreation department partnered to award 10 students a one-year recreational scholarship for them and their families through the "Good ACT" Program. The students are kindergarteners through eighth-graders and were nominated by teachers, mentors and police officers. They were selected for performing random acts of kindness, getting good grades, being helpful to peers or displaying model behavior. The membership is valid at all city rec centers.

TARPON springs

Computer-savvy teenagers sought

Teen volunteers are needed for computer training and tutoring beginning Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. High school students in need of Bright Futures hours are invited to apply. For more information, call (727) 943-4922 or email [email protected]

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