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Clearwater libraries will waive fines in exchange for donations of canned goods


Donate canned goods; Library will waive fines

All Clearwater library branches are offering an amnesty period for overdue materials in exchange for donation of nonperishable foods. The program will run from today through Dec. 21. Anyone who has fines due may bring canned goods or nonperishable food items to any branch and present them at the circulation desk with the overdue materials. Staff will waive any fines due and the donated food will go toward a holiday charity food drive. For further information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit

City seeks dog park ambassadors

The city is looking for dog park users who are interested in being members of the new "Ambassadors of the Enterprise Dog Park" group. An informational meeting will be held at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr. The all-volunteer organization will remind others of the dog park rules, keep the park cleaned up and plan fundraising to improve the park. Enterprise Dog Park is located at 2671 Enterprise Road. If you are interested in being a member, attend the meeting, call (727) 562-4803 or email


Police plans SWAT exercise at house

Tarpon Springs police are planning a SWAT team exercise today at an abandoned residence in the 400 block of E Tarpon Avenue. Uniformed officers may be seen carrying weapons, which will not use live ammunition. Police advise residents not to be alarmed if they see or hear the SWAT team in the area. For comments, questions or concerns, call Sgt. Michael Trill at (727) 938-2849.


Holiday Parade entries sought

Dunedin's Parks and Recreation Department is calling for entries for the city's annual Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 and will feature floats, banners, fire trucks, Santa Claus and more. Marching bands, school teams and local nonprofits can sign up for free, but there is a $25 fee for commercial entrants. Fill out an application at Questions? Call (727) 298-3265.

Historian to discuss artist

Hear art historian Dee Kilgo discuss the life and times of American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Whistler traveled in Victorian England cafe society with noted acquaintances including Oscar Wilde, Lilly Langtry and the Prince of Wales, who was later known as Edward VII. Admission to the event, hosted by the Sterling Society, costs $25. There will be light refreshments, trivia and prizes. Visit, email or call (727) 298-3322 for information.