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Buying, selling fireworks prohibited in Pinellas County


fireworks are prohibited in Pinellas county

Officials are reminding residents that in Pinellas County, the sale or purchase of fireworks that project into the air or explode is prohibited. Instead, the county urges residents to enjoy fireworks displays conducted by trained professionals because it's fun, safe and economical. Sparklers remain legal, but parents are reminded they can be dangerous, reaching temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees. Only those older than 12 should handle sparklers of any type, and adult supervision is necessary at all times. Officials urge residents to use extreme caution, use sparklers only outdoors, read caution labels and use sparklers as intended, not altering or combining them. The county also warns residents never to pick up fireworks left over after a display as they may still be active.

Clerk of court's office cuts hours

Because of budget cuts, the office of the Pinellas County clerk of the circuit court's office is reducing its hours of operation. The new office hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone requiring assistance with an emergency injunction or similar circumstances is asked to call (727) 464-3341.

'Home' radio show airs on Thursdays

Green-certified developments, energy-efficient renovations, new rental communities and home ownership opportunities are the topics for the radio show There's No Place Like Home July 5. The featured guest is Frank Bowman, housing department manager for Pinellas County Community Development. Bowman will provide an overview of new home ownership and rental and senior housing developments in Pinellas County. The radio program, which features different issues each month, is sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County. It airs the first Thursday of each month from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. on WRXB-AM 1590. The show can also be watched on PCC-TV (Bright House 622, Knology 18 and Verizon 44), on YouTube or at community/hfa/Media.htm.


Teens invited to free clothing swap

Teens, mark your calendar and clean out your closet. Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to update their wardrobes for free at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Teen Clothing Swap at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Throughout the summer, gently used clothing and accessories will be accepted for the swap at the library's children's department. Following the event, all leftover clothes will be donated to charity. For more information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 118.


De Lei'ed Parrots perform at sunset

In the city's Sunset Music Series, watch the sunset over St. Joseph Sound on Friday nights and hear live entertainment by local artists for free. Tonight's gathering features a Jimmy Buffet cover band called De Lei'ed Parrots. It's 7 to 9 p.m. at Weaver Park, 2750 Bayshore Blvd.