City's online survey seeks ideas for park
The city has created an online survey to gather information to help guide the development of its new waterfront park. The park will be located on 13 acres purchased from the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in February. The land is currently undeveloped and is envisioned as an area for general public use. The survey is available at www.cityofsafetyharbor.com/waterfrontpark. For more information, call (727) 724-1555.
Railroad crossing work to close road
Seminole Boulevard is closed to through traffic between East Bay/West Bay Drive and 8th Avenue to allow CSX to replace a railroad crossing there. The closure began Friday and is expected to last a week. Access to businesses will remain. All other traffic will be detoured using Clearwater Largo Road.
Banquet to honor students Aug. 16
Tickets are on sale for the Bridging the Achievement Gap Student Celebration Banquet that will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 13255 118th St. N, Largo. The dinner program will include a ceremony recognizing students graduating from either high school, college or graduate school. The keynote speaker will be Carl Lavender Jr., the former chief executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast. For tickets or for more information, call (727) 501-5517.
Hope Thrift Store seeks donations
The Hope Thrift Store, an extension of the Hope Children's Home that houses more than 70 abused, neglected and orphaned children, is looking for donations of furniture, clothing and houseware items. Donations are accepted at the Clearwater store, 2881 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit hopechildrenshome.org.
Chamber to host luncheon seminar
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce announces its August "lunch and learn" seminar. It will be held at the chamber, 101 State St. W, Oldsmar, on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's open to the public. Cost, including lunch and networking, is $15. The seminar will focus on "Increasing Revenue On A Tight Budget" and will consist of a five-person panel of successful business people sharing ideas you can put in action on: mastering the most critical 60 seconds in business, how to create raving fans that refer business to you, and how we're all wired to send business to each other. Call (813) 855-4233 or utbchamber.com to make a reservation.
Real estate listings
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