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Morton Plant Hospital holds annual “Walk to Remember” commemorating pregnancy loss.
Pinellas County community news.
Pinellas County community news. [ Designed by Tara McCarty ]
Published Sept. 27, 2019

Pregnancy loss program holds its annual Walk to Remember

Morton Plant Mease’s Pregnancy Loss Program will hold its 27th annual “Walk to Remember and Butterfly Release” Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Powell Pavilion on the Morton Plant Hospital campus, 303 Pinellas St. in Clearwater, and ending at the waterfront with a butterfly release. The walk is part of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month established in 1988 to recognize the loss suffered by parents whose babies die in utero or shortly after birth. The walk at Morton Plant Hospital is made possible by a grant from the Morton Plant Mease Hospital Foundation through the Peter Lloyd Perinatal Loss program. The program invites parents, family members and friends to participate in a celebration of hope and friendship by reading poems or statements to share their story.

City of St. Petersburg to hold amateur golf championship

Mangrove Bay, a St. Petersburg municipal golf course, will host the Skip Alexander City Amateur Golf Championship at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 and at 8 a.m. on Oct.19. Men, women, and seniors age 55 and older are invited to register. Registration costs $150 per player and includes golf, prizes, beverages, lunch and cookout dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday and participation gifts. Winners will receive prizes of more than $4,000 in gift certificates. Registration forms are available at or at the Pro Shop at Mangrove Bay Golf Course, 875 62nd Ave. NE.

Florida Holocaust Museum hosts racism and the Holocaust program

The Florida Holocaust Museum is hosting a free community program at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 titled “American Racism and the Holocaust” featuring Lawrence N. Powell, a history professor emeritus at Tulane University, who will share insights from his book Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke’s Louisiana. In the book, Powell traces the Skoreckis family’s dramatic odyssey and explores the events that eventually triggered Anne Skorecki Levy’s brave decision to honor the suffering of the past by confronting the recurring specter of racist hatred. This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call (727) 820-0100, extension 301.

City of Clearwater launches online recycling sorting game

The city of Clearwater Solid Waste/Recycling Department has launched a new way to educate about proper waste and recycling disposal with a “Rethink Waste” recycling sorting game. The game is useful for children and adults that are often confused about how to responsibly dispose of everyday items like food scraps, electronics, furniture, plastic bottles, pool chemicals and junk mail. It features landmarks from around Clearwater and allows participants to create their own park as they assess their waste disposal skills. Users can access the Rethink Waste recycling sorting game at The city is encouraging residents to visit to try the new, fun and interactive game to test their knowledge on whether a material can be recycled, composted or disposed of as garbage. Call the Solid Waste Operations line at (727) 562-4920 for more information

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