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Turn off, dim lights to help turtle nests

CLEARWATER

Turn off, dim lights to help turtle nests

Turtle nesting season is now through Oct. 31. During this time, residents living on or near beaches are asked to turn off or dim their outside lights at night to reduce the amount of artificial light that reaches the turtle nests. Hatchlings find their way to the ocean by following the natural light reflected from the water. Don't disturb marked turtle nests. If you find an unmarked turtle nest, notify the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at (727) 441-1790, ext. 224. For information about beach wildlife, call the city of Clearwater's environmental division at (727) 562-4897.

PALM HARBOR

Disabled can learn the joy of sailing

Learn about sailing opportunities for the disabled at 7 p.m. June 3 at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 2675 Tampa Road, during a meeting of the North Pinellas MS Self Help Group. Sandy Ackley from Sailability Greater Tampa Bay will talk about Sailability's classes and sailing for the disabled. "I took up sailing for the first time at age 67, confined to a wheelchair," said Bud Llewellyn, who organizes the multiple sclerosis group's meetings. "I can't begin to tell you how empowering it is to be able to get out on the Intracoastal off of Sand Key in a boat by myself." The meeting is free and open to disabled individuals and caregivers. Call Llewellyn at (727) 698-4346.

DUNEDIN

'Salute to Seniors' at Mease Plaza

In honor of Older Americans Month, Mease Manor retirement community is sponsoring "A Salute to Seniors" at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday on the front lawn at 700 Mease Plaza U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, will present a flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Other speakers include Mayor Bob Hackworth, state Rep. Tom Anderson, R-Dunedin, and state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey. The Dunedin High School Navy ROTC will present the colors. Call (727) 733-1161.

COUNTYWIDE

School Board meets at 5 today

The Pinellas County School Board will meet at 5 p.m. today in the administration building conference room, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. Participants may address agenda items by registering before the item is introduced. Items not on the agenda may be addressed at the end of the meeting. Call (727) 588-6000.

Pinellas deaths

Billiris, John M. "Capt. John"

Di Sanza, Louis J.

Enyeart, Susan Rae

Fitzgerald, Ina Burns

Keiper, Clare "Chuck"

Knight, Ronald Alan

Little, Gertrude R.

Shevlin, William P. "Bill"

Tagarelli, Vincenza Maria Fabian

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Turn off, dim lights to help turtle nests 05/26/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 2:51pm]
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