Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society offers speakers bureau presentations

COUNTYWIDE

Aviation society has presentations

The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society is offering speakers bureau presentations to area schools, businesses, civic and social organizations who want to learn more about the history, significance and contributions of the Tampa Bay aviation legend. Jannus was chief pilot of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, the world's first scheduled commercial airline, which began offering daily area round-trip flights in 1914. Set up presentations at least a week in advance by contacting Ledora Anderson Brown of Paradise Advertising at (727) 821-5155 ext. 106 or [email protected] Find information on the aviation society at TonyJannus.org.

Volunteers sought for veterans trip

Honor Flight of West Central Florida is seeking volunteers to accompany a group of 75 World War II veterans taking a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to see memorials on the National Mall. The one-day trip, departing from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, is on April 3. Veterans travel free; volunteers, who must be able to push a wheelchair, are asked to make a donation of at least $400 to the nonprofit organization. Go to www.honorflightwcf.org for an application and more information.

DUNEDIN

Course teaches doggie manners

Doggie manners classes start next week at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The six-week course will show owners how to teach their pets basic commands and walking on a leash. Taught by a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the class will also address common canine problems like housetraining, jumping up and chewing. New sessions begin Monday at 6:45 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. Cost is $68 for Dunedin residents and $102 for non-residents. Dogs must be 16 weeks or older and their vaccinations must be current. Call (727) 812-4530 or visit dunedinfl.net for information.

SAFETY HARBOR

Citizens Academy begins May 8

Applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Safety Harbor Citizens Academy. It will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning May 8 at City Hall. The program is seven weeks long. Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to Safety Harbor residents. Academy participants will tour key facilities, learn about the challenges facing future developments, interact with city leaders and learn about the essential functions of their municipal government. Citizen Academy applications can be downloaded from www.cityofsafetyharbor.com. Applications need to be completed and returned to the Safety Harbor Personnel Department, 750 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL by April 13. For more information, call Brad Purdy (727) 724-1555, ext. 404.

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Published: 05/26/18