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Safety Harbor wins award for streetscape project

The city has won an award from the Florida Redevelopment Association as the best beautification capital project in 1997 for its streetscape program downtown.

The project, completed in February, reconstructed 10 blocks of Main Street.

It cost about $3.2-million, most of which came from Penny for Pinellas local option sales tax money.

"This is something that is very special," Mayor Patrick Slevin said. "This award was earned by the unwavering support of the community, the professionalism of the staff and the endurance of several commissions."

Proceeds of Safety Harbor's Harborfest doled out

SAFETY HARBOR _ The city on Friday handed out the proceeds from its Oct. 4 Harborfest, which celebrated Safety Harbor's 80th birthday.

The event committee gave $3,500 to Safety Harbor Middle School, $3,500 to Safety Harbor Elementary and $2,000 to McMullen-Booth Elementary.