MPO requests public input at today's meeting
A public meeting is scheduled this afternoon for the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization quadrennial certification review. The meeting is at 4 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the Pinellas County Department of Strategic Planning and Initiatives, 310 Court St., Clearwater. The purpose is to collect public input and comments about the MPO transportation planning process in Pinellas County. The meeting will be conducted by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. Those who cannot attend the meeting may provide their comments by completing and submitting the MPO's online survey. All comments are due by March 13. For questions, contact mpo@pinellas county.org or (727) 464-8200.
Quartet offers special serenades
A local barbershop quartet will serenade special sweethearts with three love songs and present them with a red rose and parchment scroll to commemorate the occasion. Deliveries will be today and Thursday and can be scheduled anywhere in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Cost is $50. Call (727) 455-6593 or (727) 515-8124.
Library seeks longtime residents
The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., is looking for long-term residents of the Palm Harbor, Ozona and Crystal Beach areas in preparation of the upcoming event, "The History of Indian Bluff Island," scheduled for 2 p.m. March 2. If you know of someone who has deep roots to the area, call the library by Feb. 22. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.
Applications being taken for art board
The city is accepting applications for its Public Art & Design Advisory Board. This seven-member board is tasked with developing guidelines, procedures and policies to administer Clearwater's Public Art & Design Program and present recommendations for public art purchases, commissions, and donations to the City Council. Applicants must be Clearwater residents. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background in architecture, building construction, landscape architecture and urban planning. Students ages 17-21 with a background or interest in the arts are also encouraged to apply. To request an application, call (727) 562-4090. Applications are due by March 29.
Farmers market has unique flavors
The weekly Clearwater Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Cleveland Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue downtown. Find fresh produce, cheese, artisan baked goods, foods from different cultures, flowers and plants and entertainment. For more information, go to myclearwatermarket.com or call (727) 461-7674.