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Free clinic hires new director

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic has hired a new director, but that doesn't mean Sister Margaret Freeman will be seen any less. Marcie Biddleman, the former assistant district administrator for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in West Palm Beach, will be the free clinic's new executive director, Freeman said. But Freeman will remain on staff as executive director emeritus, she said. As chairwoman of the board of directors, Freeman will continue to do public relations and fund-raising for the free clinic. "When I move upstairs, I will still stay very much a part of the operations," Freeman said. "I'll be very much involved, very much present."

Recycling efforts to be noted

The Pinellas County Recycling Committee is seeking applications for its second annual Business Recycling Awards Program. The awards program seeks to recognize those businesses and business people who have made outstanding contributions in waste reduction and recycling. Submitted programs must be in operation for at least six months before the competition. The awards, which will be presented in April, will be in the categories of small, medium and large businesses. Deadline for submitting applications is March 11. For information and applications call the Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste Management's Recycling Office at 892-7810.

Vendors sought for festival

ST. PETERSBURG _ The St. Petersburg Parks Department is seeking applications by March 13 from vendors wishing to participate in its 1992 sixth annual Green Thumb Festival, to be held April 25 and 26 in Walter Fuller Park. The festival, an outdoor garden and patio show, will include educational and environmental exhibits, and displays of plants and garden supplies offered by local vendors. For information and applications call the Parks Department at 893-7335.

CPR training offered

ST. PETERSBURG _ St. Petersburg Junior College (SPJC) is seeking those wishing to learn CPR for its free CPR Community Mass Training event Feb. 29 at the school's St. Petersburg campus. To date, nearly 800 people have registered for the event. For information and registration call the CPR InfoLine from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday at 530-5897.