Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News Roundup

Where to recycle phone books

COUNTYWIDE

Your unused phone books can be recycled

Every year more than 500 million telephone books are distributed nationwide — enough to circle the earth four times. A common myth is that phone books cannot be recycled, but Pinellas County Utilities wants to make sure you know that your old phone book can be recycled into insulation, cereal boxes, paper towels or new phone books. Residents of Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor and St. Petersburg can recycle phone books in their curbside recycling bin. There are also more than 340 local drop-off sites throughout Pinellas County. For more information, visit pinellascounty.org/utilities/PDF/phone-book-sites.pdf.

Help put Jannus on postage stamp

The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society is seeking signatures for a petition to create a postage stamp in Jannus' honor. The petition will be included in an application urging the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp celebrating the 1914 centennial celebration of the world's first airline and its pilot, Jannus. The application is due in July. Visit tonyjannusaward.com/stamp/stamp or call (727) 420-9195 for information.

Safety Harbor

Library looks to exhibit 2D, 3D art

The Safety Harbor Library, 750 Main St., is seeking submissions for exhibitions of 2D and 3D works for scheduled showings through summer and fall of 2012. Displays will be coordinated every other month. All mediums will be considered. Works must not exceed 3 feet long in any of their dimensions. Artists with a broad and varying range of interests and experiences, including students, are welcome to participate. For more information and for specifications on how to submit a portfolio, contact the Reference Department at [email protected]

Business Expo today costs $5

The public is invited today to the 2012 Summer Splash Business Expo. The event, sponsored by North Pinellas County's seven chambers of commerce, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Learn about area businesses and sample food from local restaurants. Admission is $5 per person. Free parking behind the building or $6 for valet. Visit bit.ly/Lxsh5T or call (727) 733-3197 for information.

TARPON SPRINGS

Heritage Museum hosts opera music

Come and enjoy an evening of great opera music performed by the New Century Opera Chorus, directed and accompanied by Constantine Grame. The concert is June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane on Spring Bayou. The program includes Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, and others. The cost is $14, $10 for museum members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or go to tarponarts.org.

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