Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Residents can attend meeting on stormwater outfall project

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CLEARWATER

Get savvy on Stormwater improvements

To decrease flooding and allow for treatment of stormwater runoff, the city is preparing to launch a stormwater outfall project on parts of north Clearwater Beach. The existing stormwater system will be upgraded and facilities will be added along East Shore Drive. Two stormwater treatment units also will be installed. The project will take place along Mandalay Avenue, Poinsettia Avenue, East Shore Drive and Papaya Street. Residents are invited to a meeting to offer comments and learn about the project's impact. The meeting will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade. Construction is expected to last nine months and cost about $1.6 million. For more information, call (727) 562-4750.

LARGO

Gardens will glow with 500,000 lights

The Florida Botanical Gardens will open tonight for its Holiday Lights in the Garden. The gardens, decorated with more than 500,000 lights, will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1. Free, but a donation of $2 is requested. 12520 Ulmerton Road. For more information, visit flbg.org or call (727) 582-2100.

DUNEDIN

Start the day off with syrup, Santa The Dunedin Community Center will host a pancake breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Dec. 1 for a cost of $8. For more information, call (727) 812-4533. Registration is required by Thursday.

Old-fashion flair to usher in season

The city's Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Parade will be held Dec. 8. Festivities will start with the parade at 4 p.m., followed by the arrival of Santa. Immediately after, the Old Fashioned Christmas will start downtown with live music, performances, carriage rides, children's activities and snow. For more information, call (727) 812-4530.

OLDSMAR

Two mayors, one goal: help others

The annual Mayor's Breakfast, hosted by the mayors of Oldsmar and Safety Harbor, will be held at the offices of Nielsen in Oldsmar at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 14. The cost is $25. Donations are being collected to help provide holiday cheer to families in need. For tickets or to view opportunities to donate, visit UTBchamber.com or call (813) 855-4233.

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