Tuesday, April 24, 2018
News Roundup

Qualifying period for Oldsmar election runs through Nov. 30

OLDSMAR

Qualifying for election runs through Nov. 30

The qualifying period for candidates is going on now for Oldsmar's March 12 election. Candidates can run for mayor or council seats 2, 3 or 4. The qualifying period closes on Nov. 30. City Council member Doug Bevis is running for mayor. The current mayor, Jim Ronecker, will be term-limited out of office. Council members Janice Miller and Linda Norris are running for re-election for council Seats 2 and 4, respectively. With Bevis running for mayor, that will open up a vacancy on Seat 3. Whoever wins that seat will serve out the remaining two years of Bevis' current term, while the others will serve three-year terms.

Clearwater

Program on autism signs, treatment

The city of Clearwater Therapeutic Recreation Services, in collaboration with Parent Power Series and Morton Plant Mease Health Care, will present a program on the signs and treatment of autism at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The seminar will be held at the Aging Well Center Grand Room in the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road. Nurse practitioner Emily Bell will discuss the symptoms that people with autism exhibit. Attendees will learn what autism is, what the signs are, and the appropriate steps to take for diagnosis and treatment.

DUNEDIN

City officials to be sworn in on Nov. 19

Newly elected City Commissioner Heather Gracy and re-elected Mayor Dave Eggers will be sworn in during a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at City Hall, 542 Main St. Commissioner Julie Scales, who was re-elected without opposition, also will be sworn in. Gracy ousted one-term incumbent David Carson in the Nov. 6 general election, and Eggers bested former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth.

Boating course puts safety first

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla is offering "About Boating Safely" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17-18 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at the Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St.. The course is designed for both experienced and novice boaters. Some of the topics presented will be boating emergencies, know your boat, getting under way, navigating the waterways, operating your boat safely and legal requirements. Register by Monday to receive course materials prior to the class. The fee is $35, with a $5 discount each for two or more signing up at the same time. Florida Boater Safety Certification cards are given to those who successfully complete the course. For more information, call Larry O'Brien at (727) 736-1191, or email [email protected]

BELLEAIR

Today, outdoor concert beckons

Sundays in Belleair, an outdoor concert series, today will feature Grammy-winning classic country artist David Ball, honky-tonk trio Trailer Choir, and Belleair's own Caroline Kole. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the concert goes from 4:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased at the Dimmitt Community Center at 918 Osceola Road in Belleair and at Bella Vino Wine and Cheese Market, 100 N Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to the park for your comfort.

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