Caladesi Island family cookbook
has put together a cookbook of recipes that came from her grandmother, who was born and raised on Caladesi Island. It's a look at how Pinellas settlers lived in harsh surroundings but feasted on local treasures, mainly seafood. Taste section
Tests today could end need to boil water
A "boil water" notice continued to be in effect in Oldsmar on Tuesday, several days after a water main break. Oldsmar residents are being told to boil their tap water for one minute as a precaution before they drink it or cook with it. The boil water notice will likely be lifted today after tests on the city's drinking water are finished. A broken 8-inch water pipe left much of Oldsmar with little or no water over the weekend.
Candidates to meet with voters
The chambers of commerce from Clearwater and St. Petersburg are teaming up to host this year's "Politics in the Park Hob Nob" next Tuesday at the Feather Sound Country Club. The event gives voters an opportunity to interact with candidates running for local, state and federal office. It will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the country club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. Tickets are $15 each and are available for purchase online at clearwaterflorida.org or stpete.com. Pinellas County's only such event, it draws up to 800 people during major election years. Pinellas' supervisor of elections, Deborah Clark, will conduct a straw poll. Candidates attending include Larry Ahern, Scott Andringa, Brian Battaglia, Nancy Bostock, Neil Brickfield, Kimberly "Kim" Campbell, Jack Day, Jim Frishe, Bob Gualtieri, Ed Hooper, Jim Jackson, Jack Latvala, Janet Long, Cathy McKyton, Peter Nehr, EJ Otero, Kathleen Peters, Elliott Stern, Josh Shulman and Madeline Vance.
Summer campers, others clean parks
Thursday is "It Starts in Parks Day" in the Tampa Bay area. Join more than 3,000 summer camp participants from several local cities as they hit their local parks for a cleanup. For more detailed information, call your local recreation department.
Lunch with fire chiefs planned
Registration is going on now for Tuesday's installment of the "Lunch and Learn" series presented by the Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The program will give the community a chance to visit with the Palm Harbor and East Lake fire commissioners and fire chiefs. The lunch will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 33983 U.S. 19 N. The cost for lunch is $15. For reservations, call (727) 784-4287.