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Youth summit will benefit Tampa Bay area foster teens


Youth summit will benefit foster teens

Today the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin Inc. will hold its 4th Annual Foster Youth Summit and Life Skills Training to benefit dozens of Tampa Bay area foster teens who receive services and support through Eckerd and Camelot Community Care. The summit is designed to help foster teens visualize their success, become inspired and learn valuable skills through hands-on workshops. It will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus at 2464 Drew St. For more information about today's summit, call April Putzulu at (727) 461-1236, ext. 3331.

Volunteers needed for Habitat work

Volunteers are needed to assist at home construction sites for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. All tools, safety equipment and daily training are provided. Volunteers are needed in shifts, and the times are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Volunteers are also needed for the home improvement outlet, Habitat ReStore, 13355 49th Street N. One-day projects and weekly/monthly projects are available. Volunteers can register online at or contact Kevin Klucas at 727-536-4755, ext. 208.


Sign up for energy efficiency program

Register now for the Safety Harbor Public Library's Kill-a-Watt Energy Efficiency Program. It will be held at the library, 101 Second St. N, at 6 p.m. April 12. The Pinellas County Extension is teaming up with the library to offer the energy conservation program, and the goal is to help people monitor their home's energy use to lower their power bills. Kill-a-Watt monitors may be borrowed to evaluate your home. The event is free, but space is limited. Call (727) 724-1525, ext. 112, for additional information.


April 28 is the date for Touch-a-Truck

Mark your calendar for April 28, when the city of Dunedin's Parks & Recreation Department will host its 11th Annual Touch-a-Truck event in Highlander Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is the largest of its kind in the Southeast, according to the city, with more than 150 vehicles ranging from police, fire and military vehicles to construction trucks, semi trucks and boats. This year, there will be some new additions, among them a 20-ton tank used in the Korean War. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's dive team will be demonstrating search techniques, an extrication demonstration from Dunedin Fire Rescue crews will show children how trapped accident victims are removed from wreckage, and Ronald McDonald will be on hand to sign autographs.


Chris Evans, pictured Wednesday in a photo taken at the Special Olympics Florida Area 6 Equestrian Competition, is from Clearwater. Another city was listed in the caption.

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Axmed G. Castillo of Clearwater was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery on a child after detectives reviewing evidence from a 2008 case said they were able to identify a previously unidentified victim. A headline Friday was incorrect.

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