Temporary parking slated for resort site
The City Council reached an agreement Thursday night with developer Kiran Patel that requires him to pay up to $150,000 for a spruced-up temporary parking lot on his beachfront property by Pier 60. The city intends to have a 200-space lot ready in time for the Spring Break tourist season. In return, the city is granting Patel a 2011 deadline to start construction on a long-delayed resort there. The city also got assurances that Patel, a novice developer, remains in a partnership with the Related Group, a major builder with a long track record.
Chabad celebrates 'Chanukah on Ice'
Chabad of Pinellas County Florida's "Chanukah on Ice Celebration'' will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Online reservations are required for the free event. Go to: www.YICHABAD.com.
Happy memories, minus holiday gifts
There's no doubt people are spending less on the holidays this year. So maybe it's a good time to remember that memories aren't made on pricey presents. If you have a holiday memory (please keep it short) you'd like to share, address it Holiday Memories and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or 710 Court St., Clearwater, 33756. One rule: no memories of fancy jewelry, expensive toys or anything else that costs big bucks. We'll publish some of the memories on Christmas Day.
Apply now for art, music scholarship
The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for those students majoring in art or music. Up to $5,000 will be awarded and is available to qualified students in Florida. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28. Go to www.jensartfoundation.org.
Clearwater police are still looking for a man who robbed a jewelry store on Tuesday. A headline on Thursday incorrectly stated the type of establishment that was robbed.
Baker, Nellie "Mickey"
Carlson, Velma S
Furst, Joan B
Hoover, Gertrude S.
Moore, Jade T.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.