VOLUNTEER HELP IS NEEDED TO PREPARE TAXES
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service that helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers file their tax returns, needs volunteers. The volunteers will work at different locations throughout Pinellas County and will receive IRS-certified training. Computer knowledge is necessary, and a minimum commitment of four hours a week in February, March and early April is required. For more information, visit aarp.org/taxaide.
Take note of holiday closings
City of Clearwater offices, libraries, recreation facilities, and nonessential operations will be closed Tuesday in observance of Christmas. On Monday, the Beach Library will be closed all day while the Main, Countryside, East and North Greenwood libraries will close their doors at 2 p.m. Also on Christmas Eve, recreation facilities will close at 6 p.m. On New Year's Day, all city facilities will be closed. On Dec. 31, the Beach Library will be closed all day, while the Main, Countryside, East and North Greenwood libraries will close their doors at 2 p.m.
Garbage pickup schedules affected
Garbage pickup schedules in several North Pinellas cities will be changed this week because of the Christmas holiday.
• The Clearwater Solid Waste Department will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Collections usually made on those Tuesdays will be made on Wednesday.
• In Dunedin, there will be no trash or recycling pickup on Christmas Day. Tuesday's customers will instead receive service on Wednesday.
• In Safety Harbor, there will be no pickup on Christmas Day. Homes will receive only one garbage collection during Christmas week, which will include bulk pickup. The city asks residents to hold their recycling items until after New Year's or utilize one of the dropoff centers: either the Safety Harbor Public Works Complex, 1200 Railroad Ave., or Fire Station 53, 3095 McMullen-Booth Road.
Sunday Market has a local theme
The Tarpon Sunday Market is returning with a new theme, "Shop Local, Eat Local and Grow Local," which emphasizes community gardening. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the corner of Tarpon and Pinellas avenues. For more information, call (727) 458-1138.
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