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Speakers bring story of Sunken Gardens to you

(ran Beach edition)

Sunken Gardens has experienced speakers who will bring a bit of history to your club or organizations by presenting a program about this beautiful living museum.

The standard program is about 30 minutes and includes slides of the garden and its rich history. Or ask to tailor a program to fit your needs. For information or to book a speaker, call 394-1563.

New outlet store benefits Habitat for Humanity

Pinellas Habitat for Humanity's new Habitat Outlet, 3071 118th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, is accepting donations of new and used items such as appliances, furniture, building materials, cabinets and lighting. Visit for a complete list of what the outlet can and cannot accept. Small items can be dropped off from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Call 209-2199 to have larger items picked up or for information.

Service center can help if you're hearing impaired

Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. is pleased to announce that the Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay is now providing complete FTRIb services.

Local residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired can receive specialized telephones and ring signaling devices at no charge.

For information or to schedule an appointment call 399-9983, or 1-800-222-3448 (Voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY) for an equipment application, or visit

Donations, applicants sought for ballet fund

The Ballet Society has established the Celeste Joy Ballet Slipper Fund in memory of Celeste Joy, a dancer, artist and teacher who danced and taught in St. Petersburg and New York. The program supplies ballet slippers to young, talented dancers in the bay area and is based on financial need. Applications and donations for the fund can be sent to the Ballet Society Inc., P.O. Box 1233, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Call 827-3828.

Help seniors get prescription drugs

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs needs volunteer counselors to help low-income seniors obtain their prescription drugs free or almost free. You should have a computer and have Internet access. Elder affairs provides all training and reimbursement of travel expenses. Call the Area Agency on Aging at 570-9696, ext. 237.

Museum to honor World War II Holocaust liberators

The Florida Holocaust Museum is seeking individuals who served in the armed services during World War II and helped to liberate concentration camps throughout Europe. The museum will pay tribute to these WWII liberators and Holocaust survivors at the "To Life and Liberation" dinner on Feb. 12. Call Stacy Rosenberg at the museum at 820-0100, ext. 243, or e-mail her at

Rescue groups join pet-finder database

Want to find a special pet from the privacy of your own home? Local rescue organizations and animal shelters have joined with, an online database that features pictures and profiles of available homeless pets. More than 7,500 animal welfare organizations nationwide and in Canada post their pets on the site. When a visitor finds a pet they are interested in, they contact the shelter to meet the animal. For information, check out the Web site