Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

Police memorial; luxury Safety Harbor apartment complex awaits county okay

Safety Harbor

Luxury apartment complex awaits county approval

A controversial plan for a luxury apartment complex in Safety Harbor is speeding toward its last hurdle. The Pinellas County Commission will consider the proposed 246-unit complex Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater.

Safety Harbor's City Commission approved the complex in February over loud objections from residents. Opponents plan to continue their protests Monday at 5:30 p.m. in front of the former Firmenich Citrus Plant on State Road 590 east of McMullen-Booth Road, the site of the proposed complex.

Safety Harbor

Few public access television viewers rang in to tell city

Safety Harbor may choose to scrap the city public access television station after only a handful of viewers responded to an informal survey.

From April 3 to May 3, the channel, which generally runs a loop of City Commission meetings and educational programming, asked viewers to make themselves known by calling the city.

Commissioners wanted to find out how many people watch the channel before committing the city to a $4,000 per year agreement to continue programming.

The commission will consider the channel's fate Monday during its regular City Commission meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall, 750 Main St.

A commission budget workshop will precede the meeting, starting at 6 p.m.

Countywide

Virtual Job Fair will help teens seeking employment

Young people between the ages of 14 and 24 are invited to register for the WorkNet Pinellas Virtual Job Fair May 12-18.

The online program is designed to provide teens information on job openings in the Tampa Bay region, both for the summer as well as year-round. More than 250 employers are participating.

Only during the scheduled dates for the job fair will participants be able to view and surf job openings.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to those with disabilities.

For more information and registration visit worknetpinellas.org or call Kimberly Williams at (727) 608-2452.

Dunedin

Fine Art Center serves up Mother's Day Tea Saturday

The Dunedin Fine Art Center's Sterling Society will present its eighth annual Mother's Day Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. The cost is $30 and seating is limited. For reservations, call (727) 298-3322. Treats and teas will be served and there will be fashions, door prizes and a creative hat contest.

Clearwater

SPC offers open-water scuba class at Clearwater campus

St. Petersburg College is offering an open-water scuba class this summer, taught by Heyward Mathews, an oceanographer at the Clearwater campus who has been teaching diving for more than 40 years.

The class includes lectures on Mondays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the Clearwater campus and then pool/open water work on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. The class includes freshwater dives on the Rainbow River and a dive on one of the artificial reefs out in the gulf.

The class starts on May 13. For information, contact Mathews at (727) 799-4326.

 
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