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Religious Community Services gathers back-to-school food supplies in Clearwater

CLEARWATER

Charity seeks back-to-school food supplies

Religious Community Services will sponsor a back-to-school food drive 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 700 Druid Road, Clearwater. The most needed food supplies for the RCS Food Bank are peanut butter, canned meat, canned spaghetti sauce with meat, canned fruit, baby food and baby formula. Items can be dropped off at the location above, and congregations can arrange a pickup by calling Kathi Trautwein at (727) 443-4031. Get more information at RCSPinellas.org.

NORTH PINELLAS

Literacy program needs volunteers

The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas is recruiting volunteers for one-to-one tutoring from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Volunteers will be trained to improve students' English reading, writing, and speaking skills. For information or to register, call (727) 298-3080 ext. 242.

Palm Harbor

Library wants all its overdue items

The Palm Harbor Library will begin working with a collection agency, Unique Management Services, on Sept. 7 to encourage patrons to return long overdue items. The move comes in the wake of budget cuts over the last three years that have resulted in staff reductions and decreased hours of operation. The cost of the collection service will be passed on only to those patrons whose accounts are affected. Under the present system, the library notifies members materials are overdue and gives them ample time to respond. In preparation for this change, the library will have a two-week amnesty period from Monday through Sept. 4, during which overdue items can be returned without a charge. This applies only to Palm Harbor Library materials that are returned directly to the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. For information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3002.

Safety Harbor

Calling top Safety Harbor residents

The Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation is accepting nominations of Safety Harbor residents for the Treasures of the Harbor awards program next month. Nominees should be people who have made significant contributions to the community and have demonstrated support of civic, nonprofit, education or religious enterprises, by performing community service in a field not related to their business or profession. The third-annual Treasures of the Harbor event to benefit the Library Foundation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music and a silent auction. For information or to receive a nomination form, call Nadine Nickeson at (727) 725-0660 or Linda Marshall at (727) 797-0542.

Correction

Rabbi Levi Hodakov of the Young Israel-Chabad of Pinellas in Palm Harbor helped children make shofars in preparation for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. His last name was misspelled in a story and caption in Wednesday's paper.

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