Curbside record set last month for recyclables
About 80,000 pounds of recyclables were collected citywide last month, breaking the Dunedin's curbside recycling record. The 40 tons of plastic, glass, paper, cardboard and cans outpaced last December's 36 tons, city records show, because of more homes and businesses signing up for the program. Last year, the city collected more than 390 tons of recycled material. In January 2007, the city collected 18 tons — less than half the new record. To sign up for curbside recycling, contact Valerie Brown, the city's sustainability coordinator, at (727) 298-3215, ext. 24.
Writing resume workshop offered
Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second Street N., will sponsor "Write a Winning Resume,'' with John Sattler, a certified personnel consultant. The workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and will include a step-by-step processes for creating an effective resume. The program is open to the public. For information, call (727) 724-1525.
Volunteer cooks, servers needed
The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., is looking for volunteers to assist with the serving of lunch each Thursday prior to bingo. Volunteers will need to be available to serve the food from 9 a.m. to noon. Helpers are also needed to help prepare and cook the food from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call the Community Center at (727) 771-6000.
Prom dress donations needed
As prom dress season approaches, there are thousands of teens across the Tampa Bay area who can't afford to buy a prom dress. The Gathering of Women Inc. has sponsored the Prom Dress Drive for the past three years. The organization is seeking donations of gowns and accessories in like-new condition. Accessories like shoes, jewelry, makeup purses and other accessories are needed. Hair salons, florists, dry cleaners and limousine services are also needed to make prom a memorable day for local teens. For information about how you can help, call (727) 321-8825.
Guide to county recycling, disposal
For comprehensive information on recycling and safe disposal of just about anything, check out the A to Z Guide for Recycling and Disposal in Pinellas County by visiting pinellascounty.org/utilities/getridofit. Topics include document shredding services, where to donate food, vehicles, eyeglasses and hearing aids, how to recycle computers to chemicals, where to take appliances and yard waste, and dates of mobile collection events. Direct questions to Pinellas County Utilities Solid Waste Operations at (727) 464-7500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 105th Epiphany Celebration took place in Tarpon Springs on Thursday with Louis "Louie" Nicholas Pappas of the widely known restaurant family retrieving the white cross. But the annual event that commemorates Jesus Christ's baptism in the River Jordan by John the Baptist is a worldwide extravaganza. We look back at last week's other Epiphany festivities in photos from throughout the world. Page 10