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Upper Pinellas Chapter of American Red Cross posthumously honors longtime manager


Red Cross leader honored posthumously

Jim York, the longtime manager of the Upper Pinellas Chapter of the American Red Cross, has been honored posthumously. York, who died in 2008, had a room dedicated in his name Thursday at the Clearwater Branch of the Red Cross at 2481 Sunset Point Road. His wife, Judy, attended the ribbon cutting with 65 guests including board members, community leaders and longtime Red Cross volunteers. The room will be used for CPR/first aid training and disaster operations. During his tenure, York developed the Learn-to-Swim Program, which later became a model for the nation.

Watch Clearwater High grad in space

Check out raw video from NASA to follow Clearwater High School graduate Nicole Passonno Stott, who has arrived at the International Space Station. Visit

Volunteer sewing teacher needed

The High Point Neighborhood Family Center, 5812 150th Ave. S, Clearwater, is in need of a volunteer sewing teacher for the after-school program Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Background checks are part of the application process. For information, call Caroline Brown at (727) 533-0730.


Career fair at library Wednesday

Need a job? Some 38 employers from the fields of finance, education and marketing, the federal government and others will be part of a career fair from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E, Oldsmar. Attendees are asked to dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes and be ready for on-the-spot interviews. The fair is organized by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, Career Central, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas.


Want to help Code Enforcement?

Dunedin residents are invited to apply for an appointment to the city's Code Enforcement Board. The board's duties include holding hearings, making findings and imposing fines for violations. The board meets at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 542 Main St., Dunedin. Deadline to apply is Monday. Download applications from

Tarpon Springs

Library needs books, CDs, more

The Friends of the Tarpon Springs Public Library welcome donations of used hard- and softcover books, CDs, DVDs, VCR tapes and magazines. These items can be dropped off at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Donations will be placed into library inventory or sold at the Friends' used book store, next to the library's main lobby. For information, call Peg Meinzer at (727) 937-4010 or Kay Lafflin at (727) 943-8341.

In Sports

A look at the week's top prep events across the county, 6C.

Pinellas deaths

Regional and local obituaries are in Section B.

Upper Pinellas Chapter of American Red Cross posthumously honors longtime manager 08/26/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 31, 2009 8:27pm]
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