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Plenty of other options for City Hall besides moving to library

Re: Voters approved a Main Library, not a city hall editorial, March 31

City Hall doesn't need view of bay

Even the thought of moving Clearwater City Hall to the new library is stupid! Why would City Hall need to have a Clearwater Bay view? There has to be plenty of vacant commercial property available for economical purchase (for a city hall) toward the center of Clearwater.

James H. Evans, Belleair

Re: Voters approved a Main Library, not a city hall editorial, March 31

City should take over bad building

Here's a better idea: The city government should cheaply take over one of the several troubled commercial properties like, perhaps the 1100 Building on Cleveland Street, or whatever they call that eyesore now, and keep its incompetent paws off our hard-bought library.

Bud Tritschler, Clearwater

Editor's note: The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to keep city government offices in the current City Hall rather than moving them to the Main Library.

Seniors, disabled need volunteers

I work for a home health agency. Co-worker Jennifer Paris and I have been volunteering at rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and hospitals during the past several holidays. This Easter we are dressed as a chick and a bunny. Our agency feels it is important not only to look out for a patient's physical needs, but also provide love, entertainment and happiness to our seniors and disabled.

These members of our society are often ignored and forgotten. Some of these residents do not have regular family visits or sometimes have no family at all to visit with. We noticed many patients still wearing the Valentine stickers we gave them on their wheelchairs and bed railings. The smiles and laughs we have gotten are infectious and have affected us much more than these patients will ever know.

Unfortunately, time and time again we heard nursing staff, activity directors and case managers say there are not enough volunteers bringing entertainment and joy to these valuable individuals. We would like to encourage others to get involved. If dressing up is not your style, then simply visit with residents who have no visitors. Listen to their stories. Get your children involved — they love to see kids!

The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

Jennifer Quinn, Spring Hill

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Plenty of other options for City Hall besides moving to library

Re: Voters approved a Main Library, not a city hall editorial, March 31

City Hall doesn't need view of bay

Even the thought of moving Clearwater City Hall to the new library is stupid! Why would City Hall need to have a Clearwater Bay view? There has to be plenty of vacant commercial property available for economical purchase (for a city hall) toward the center of Clearwater.

James H. Evans, Belleair

Re: Voters approved a Main Library, not a city hall editorial, March 31

City should take over bad building

Here's a better idea: The city government should cheaply take over one of the several troubled commercial properties like, perhaps the 1100 Building on Cleveland Street, or whatever they call that eyesore now, and keep its incompetent paws off our hard-bought library.

Bud Tritschler, Clearwater

Editor's note: The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to keep city government offices in the current City Hall rather than moving them to the Main Library.

Seniors, disabled need volunteers

I work for a home health agency. Co-worker Jennifer Paris and I have been volunteering at rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and hospitals during the past several holidays. This Easter we are dressed as a chick and a bunny. Our agency feels it is important not only to look out for a patient's physical needs, but also provide love, entertainment and happiness to our seniors and disabled.

These members of our society are often ignored and forgotten. Some of these residents do not have regular family visits or sometimes have no family at all to visit with. We noticed many patients still wearing the Valentine stickers we gave them on their wheelchairs and bed railings. The smiles and laughs we have gotten are infectious and have affected us much more than these patients will ever know.

Unfortunately, time and time again we heard nursing staff, activity directors and case managers say there are not enough volunteers bringing entertainment and joy to these valuable individuals. We would like to encourage others to get involved. If dressing up is not your style, then simply visit with residents who have no visitors. Listen to their stories. Get your children involved — they love to see kids!

The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

Jennifer Quinn, Spring Hill

Plenty of other options for City Hall besides moving to library 04/03/10 Plenty of other options for City Hall besides moving to library 04/03/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 3, 2010 11:51am]

    

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