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Watch for work on Causeway Boulevard

Who is Mr. or Ms. Clearwater?

The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the winner of that coveted award, plus annual business awards, Wednesday night. Story, Page 3B

DUNEDIN

Water mains, hydrants are being replaced

Noticed the construction barriers along Causeway Boulevard? They went up about a week ago as part of a $2 million project to replace 50-year-old water mains and fire hydrants from the drawbridge to about 900 feet east of Alt. U.S. 19 on Curlew Road. The city will also replace water lines that cross Cedar and Curlew creeks. The project is expected to wrap up in December. Public Works director Doug Hutchens said contractors will move east and remove barriers as they go. For more information, visit DunedinGov.com/index.aspx?page=163 or call project manager Joseph Goldbach at (727) 298-3186.

City manager's work up for review

City commissioners tonight will discuss City Manager Rob DiSpirito's work performance during his annual evaluation. The commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 542 Main St. Also on the agenda: the Dunedin Youth Guild's $200,000 donation for a playground at Weaver Park; debate over whether to file suit over the BP oil spill; and the first of two public hearings to move the commission candidate qualifying period up from the last two weeks of July to the first two weeks of June. Copies of the full agenda are available at the City Clerk's office, 750 Milwaukee Ave., or at DunedinGov.com.

Free tax aid at community center

AARP and the Dunedin Community Center will offer free tax aid through April 15. Visit the community center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. No appointments needed; service is first-come, first-served. Questions? Call AARP at 1-800-687-2277.

LARGO

Museum hosts marine market

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. a "Marine and Farmers Open Air Market'' will be held at the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum, 12211 Walsingham Road. Visitors can grab some fresh veggies while checking out the latest in fishing and marine gear. About 50 vendors will show their wares. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be offered for $5 and staff from the center will put on a series of fishing demonstrations throughout the day. Starting at 10 a.m., a movie will be running inside the Guy Harvey Outpost Auditorium. The market will set up again on March 9, April 13 and May 11. For information, call (727) 365-4660 or visit centerforfishing.org/market.

CLEARWATER

Theater seeks volunteers

West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N, is looking for volunteers to staff performances and work behind the scenes. For each performance, the theater needs ushers and help in the concession booth and box office. Training will be provided. Volunteers are also needed for fundraising and marketing. All volunteers at a performance receive a complimentary ticket. For information, email [email protected] or call (727) 437-2363.

Watch for work on Causeway Boulevard 02/06/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7:25pm]
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