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Rededication of Pioneer Park in Dunedin is Sunday


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Family, friends and residents will gather downtown at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for the official renaming of "John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park." The rededication of the park at 420 Main St. honors Lawrence, who was Dunedin's longest-serving city manager when he retired in 2006. He died in August at age 66. City commissioners who unanimously approved the renaming said revitalizing downtown was among the many accomplishments Lawrence achieved during his 21-year tenure.

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On Thursday the Dunedin City Commission gave its approval for the Dunedin Housing Authority to sell its Clearwater public housing complex to the Clearwater Housing Authority. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will next have to sign off on the deal. If approved, DHA hopes to make as much as an $80,000 profit on the sale and reinvest the money in low-income housing within the Dunedin city limits.

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Dunedin commissioners unanimously approved a three-year contract with firefighters, retroactive to Oct. 1, at their Thursday meeting. The agreement guarantees firefighters raises of 1 percent for fiscal year 2013, 2 percent in 2014 and 3 percent in 2015. City leaders praised negotiators for reaching a long-term deal at a time when most departments are operating on a year-to-year basis.


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Got unwanted electronics or chemicals? Collect hazardous waste items from your home, office or garage, and properly dispose of them at a mobile collection event today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor. Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county households. Household electronics and chemicals such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, sewers or on the ground because they can be harmful to the environment.

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The Palm Harbor Citrus Festival today and Sunday will feature a bake-off, carnival rides, Dancing with the Palm Harbor Stars, softball tournament, cornhole tournament, beauty pageant, kids' activities, live music, food, drink and a craft beer garden. It's 8 a.m.-10 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-6 p.m Sunday. Admission is free, with some performances and ride wristbands at additional cost. It's in the Historic Downtown Palm Harbor District along Florida Avenue between Alt. U.S. 19 and Omaha Street in Palm Harbor.

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Rededication of Pioneer Park in Dunedin is Sunday 04/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 7:20pm]
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