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Speaker will focus on Dunedin's redevelopment plan

Robert C. Ironsmith, Dunedin Community Development Manager, will be the speaker when the Gulf Coast Conservancy meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aripeka Community Center, Osowaw Boulevard, Aripeka.

Ironsmith will talk about the path to downtown redevelopment, how Dunedin revitalized its downtown area and how the Pinellas Trail is just one of the reasons people visit, shop and enjoy the area.

Dunedin has been termed one of the five most "walkable" cities in the United States. Ironsmith also will outline ongoing initiatives, such as Trailside Oasis, which are designed to enhance the attractiveness of Dunedin as a destination.

A question-and-answer period is planned.

For information, call (352) 686-1519.

West Pasco YMCA plans

dedication ceremony

The YMCA of West Pasco will have a ribbon-cutting and dedication Wednesday at the new 31,500 square foot YMCA, including the Morton Plant Mease Rehabilitation Facility.

The facility also features a Family Aquatic Center with a 116-foot tubular slide, three-story kids' gym with slides and tunnels, special needs family locker rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center and aerobics floor with wooden suspended floor.

The ribbon-cutting and dedication will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with lunch to follow, provided by Carrabba's Italian Grill.

To make reservations, call 375-9622 or 844-0332.