Not cold enough to snow? Wrong
Want a chance to play in the white stuff? You need to be in Clearwater or Oldsmar tonight. Story in Diversions, Page 4
YOU ARE INVITED TO MARCH AT ANTI-CRIME RALLY
Clearwater police, local residents and members of the North Greenwood Community Coalition will hold a "Rally Against Crime" march from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatics Complex, 900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. The march will include a mock funeral with tombstones symbolizing the physical and psychological effects of violence. Two men were killed and another injured in two separate shooting incidents in North Greenwood in April. Two more men were fatally shot in the neighborhood in October. "Although we have seen a reduction in crime overall, we want to continue to see a decline. A strong partnership between the police department and the community is a factor in making that happen," police Chief Anthony Holloway said in a statement.
Church brings vocalists to town
Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church's concert series continues Sunday with a performance by the Herald Vocal Arts Ensemble, a group of West Florida singers that performs both sacred and secular music. No tickets are needed and seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 3. An offering will be taken, with a $5 minimum donation suggested. There will be a reception after the concert. The church is located at 110 S Ft. Harrison Ave. in downtown Clearwater. Parking is available behind the church, in the Clearwater City Hall parking lot, and directly east of the church in a county lot reserved for church events on Sundays. For information, call (727) 446-3001.
Come watch the city tree light up
The city will light its holiday tree at 6 p.m. today at the gazebo on Main Street. Choirs will sing and there will be a visit from Santa, compliments of the Safety Harbor Fire Department. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a holiday Bargain Bazaar at the Safety Harbor Community Center. A $1 entry fee goes to benefit the Partners in Progress Youth Scholarship Fund.
Have breakfast with the mayors
The Safety Harbor/Oldsmar Mayors' Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold and Oldsmar Mayor Jim Ronecker will host the event, which raises money to help needy families in both communities. Tickets are $25 and event sponsorships start at $250. For more information, call (727) 724-1555 ext. 404 or visit cityofsafetyharbor.com.