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Signups under way for Clearwater recreation centers' summer camps

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summer REC camp SIGNUPS ARE UNDER WAY

Registrations for summer camp programs at Clearwater recreation facilities are under way. Camp begins June 11 for children entering grades K through 8. Camp prices start at $75 per week. All camps provide supervision from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and fees include field trips. To learn more, call Countryside Recreation Center, (727) 669-1914; Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex, (727) 462-6025; Moccasin Lake Nature Park, (727) 793-2976; and Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex, (727) 669-1919. For a full list of scheduled camps as well as registration and other forms, visit myclearwater.com/camps.

Arrest follows fight at Shephard's bar

A New Port Richey man was jailed Monday after police said he so severely pummeled another man during a Clearwater Beach bar fight that the victim was hospitalized with a fractured skull, fractured nose and bleeding on the brain. Milan Alavanja, 27, of New Port Richey was charged with aggravated battery and disorderly intoxication after the 6 p.m. disturbance at Shephard's Beach Resort. Police reports say security guards called authorities after a "belligerent" Alavanja started picking a fight at the tiki bar. Before police could arrive, witnesses reported seeing Alavanja kick the victim as the man lay defenseless on the ground, knocking him unconscious. The victim was transported to Morton Plant Hospital.

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Discuss plans for Edgewater Drive

Residents are invited to weigh in Thursday on the Edgewater Drive Advisory Committee's proposal for long-term improvements along the road. The neighborhood meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive. The group's ideas include pruning mangroves to maintain the scenic waterfront view, rerouting Alt. U.S. 19 along a wider road elsewhere in the city, and adding beautification and safety features to the city's Edgewater Linear Park. For more information, call Greg Rice, Dunedin's planning and development director, at (727) 298-3199.

Exploring the art of fabric at DFAC

Mei-Ling St. Leger is the latest subject of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's free Coffee and Conversation series. At noon Thursday, she will demonstrate the differences between batik and silk painting. The audience will be able to experiment with wax-resist techniques and dyes. The DFAC is at 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 298-3322.

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Energy efficiency topic of talk today

Experts from the University of Florida will show you ways to save energy and money through the Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project. Learn low-cost ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. Register online at pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu for this free event, which is 6-7 p.m. today at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. For more information, call (727) 582-2581.

Correction

State Sen. Jack Latvala will not be holding a town hall meeting tonight at the Palm Harbor Library. An item in Sunday's Clearwater & North Pinellas Times was incorrect.

Signups under way for Clearwater recreation centers' summer camps 04/10/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:11pm]
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