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North Pinellas News Briefs Sunday Sept. 8

Palm Harbor

9/11 service will be at Curlew Hills

Palm Harbor's annual 9/11 Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, 1750 Curlew Road.

Reginald Roundtree of WTSP-Ch. 10 will be master of ceremonies.

The program will include performances by the Palm Harbor Middle School Choir and the Dunedin Pipe Band, presentation of the colors by the Palm Harbor Fire Department honor guards, and comments by state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater.

A 150-pound piece of rusted steel beam once linked to the World Trade Center towers can be viewed at the memorial service.

Everyone is welcome.

Get one-on-one help with Medicare

Torrey Craig will meet with seniors one-on-one to assist them in understanding Medicare from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday in Study Room 5 of the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Please schedule your appointment at the library's Adult Services Desk.

St. Petersburg

Learn, ask about Fort DeSoto study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be available at Fort DeSoto Park, outside the visitors center, from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. Tuesday to provide information and respond to questions about its remedial investigation/feasibility study of the former Mullet Key Bombing and Gunnery Range, now known as Fort DeSoto Park.

Preliminary work for the investigation has begun and is expected to be completed in 2014.

The site that was formerly known as Mullet Key was reserved for military use in 1849 to ensure its availability for coastal defense. Mullet Key became a bombing and gunnery training range during World War II. Following the war, the land was cleaned up to then-applicable standards, was sold to Pinellas County in 1948 and became Fort DeSoto Park.

In the interest of public safety, the corps will evaluate the site to determine if anything remains from past military training and if so, where it is located and in what amounts, and how to address it. The plan will be shared with the public.

Fort DeSoto Park is at the southern tip of Pinellas County, at 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg.

Documents related to the Mullet Key Bombing and Gunnery Range are available at the St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave. Questions may be referred to (866) 279-4880 or FUDS.Florida@usace.army.mil.

Safety Harbor

An evening with Mayor Joe Ayoub

Mayor Joe Ayoub will be holding an After Hours with Mayor Ayoub event at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nantucket Bucket, 519 Second St. S in Safety Harbor.

Residents can use the occasion to meet with him one-on-one and ask questions. Ayoub said the event will be similar to his "Cup of Joe with Joe" morning event.

Ayoub said several people who work during the day had asked for an event in the evening.

Tarpon Springs

Major sewer line repair still has Live Oak Street closed

The city is continuing with the repair of a major sewer line on Live Oak Street in the area of Safford Avenue.

Exploratory excavation was started last week on the 14-inch force main that runs from Dixie Highway to the compromised area on Live Oak Street. However, excavation had to be halted temporarily so a 6-inch high-pressure gas main could be stabilized by the gas company. Shoring boxes and pipe are due for delivery by the middle of this week.

The eastbound lanes of Live Oak Street remain closed due to the extent of the excavation area. Detours to Pine Street remain in place, or Tarpon Avenue may be used as an alternate route.

Museum hosting art story time with crafts

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, will host an art-themed story time and related craft activity for children at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free for children and museum members, $6 for all others. The campus is located just west of the intersection of U.S. 19 and Klosterman Road.

Dunedin

Public invited to coastline talk

Dunedin residents are invited Monday to the Waterfront Task Force meeting at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road.

At the meeting, set for 2 to 4:30 p.m., task force members and stakeholders will continue work on short-term (2025) and long-term (2050) vision plans for Dunedin's 37 miles of waterfront and 12 state-owned islands. The goal is to improve the appearance and access to the city's shores.

Call (727) 812-4531 with questions.

In honor of International Literacy Day, officials today at Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Egmont Key and other state parks are waiving admission for visitors who present one of the following at the front gate:

• A valid library card.

• A book checked out from the library.

• A donation of a new or used family-friendly book.

Go to floridastateparks.org for a complete list of literacy events throughout September.

Free Medicare seminar open

Dunedin's Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., will host a free Medicare seminar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Counselors with Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) will cover the following topics: Medicare 101, Medicare Advantage plans, Part D and Medicare subsidies to save money on your Medicare costs.

That will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Call (727) 298-3299 for more information.

North Pinellas News Briefs Sunday Sept. 8 09/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 6, 2013 5:32pm]

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