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Calusa Elementary School gets night-vision security cameras

NEW PORT RICHEY

Calusa school gets security makeover

Calusa Elementary School got a security makeover this past week, in response to a third burglary in just a few months. The Pasco County School District "blanketed" the campus with digital night-vision cameras in order to get a closer look at "who's doing what" when school's not in session, said maintenance director Mark Fox. "They're in more places than most people know," Fox said of the cameras, which cost the district about $40,000 for purchase and installation. The money comes from an annual security maintenance and repair budget. Officials moved Calusa up the list to the current fiscal year after it was robbed of computer equipment at the end of April, boosting the school's total stolen technology for the year at more than $70,000. Assistant superintendent Ray Gadd made the school a top priority at that point, calling the repeated burglaries "beyond absurd." The camera installation should be complete early this week.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Democratic Club to meet May 20

The East Pasco Democratic Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 20 in the meeting room of the Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road. Club president Beverly Ledbetter will explain Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that gives corporations the same legal status as individual citizens in supporting political candidates. Discussion will follow. For information, call Fern Williams at (813) 838-0767.

TRINITY

Fashion show set for June 11

Tickets are on sale for the Alzheimer's Family Organization's ninth annual Alberta's Fashion Show at 11:30 a.m. June 11 at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Fashions will be provided by Patchington, and there will be raffles, auctions and lunch. Tickets are $30; those who purchase a table of 10 pay for only nine tickets. The organization also seeks sponsors and donations for the event. For information, call (727) 848-8888.

Grads, we want your photos!

Celebrate the pomp, the circumstance and the sometimes happenstance that happens during graduation ceremonies by tagging your Twitter pics or Instagrams with #tbgrads2013. We're showing them off on a special page at tampabay.com/education. So snap those selfies, strike some poses, show off your shoes and dip into our graduation stream. We'll publish the best from the season in the Times.

Corrections

• Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida Inc.'s American Sign Language I class starts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd. Due to incorrect information provided to the Times, the wrong date appeared in a listing Wednesday.

• Gulfside Regional Hospice's Thrift Shoppes will hold a Memorial Day sale on May 25, with all regularly priced items 25 percent off. Because of incorrect information provided to the Times, the wrong date appeared in a listing Wednesday.

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