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    Pinellas digest

    By Times staff writer
    © St. Petersburg Times
    published March 20, 2002


    Share your thoughts about library plans

    Largo is preparing to finalize plans for a new library. Residents may offer their thoughts about the design at 6:30 p.m. today in the Jenkins Assembly Room of the current library, 351 East Bay Drive. A hearing scheduled for earlier today has been canceled. For information, call 587-6715, ext. 2507.

    City approves luxury waterfront condos

    CLEARWATER -- Without debate, the city's Community Development Board on Tuesday approved a luxury waterfront condominium to be built at 1860 N Fort Harrison Ave., just east of Venetian Point at what is now the Aloha Motel. The $13.2-million project, Villa Del Mar, will house 24 condominiums in a Spanish Mediterranean Revival style stucco building with a terra cotta tile roof. Each condominium would be about 2,300 square feet and average about $550,000 per unit, according to the project's Oldsmar developer, R & S Investments of Pinellas Inc.

    Safety Harbor names new vice mayor

    SAFETY HARBOR -- Commissioner Keith Zayac was named the city's vice mayor Monday by newly re-elected mayor Pam Corbino. Zayac, a civil engineer with the Tampa firm PBS&J, joined the commission in 1998. The 41-year-old is responsible for initiating the commission's action to repair the ailing Bishop Creek and came up with the idea to include in the project a retention pond to help slow water flow and control flooding. "It's an honor," Zayac said of the appointment. "It shows that, at least in the mayor's eyes, I've been doing a good job and that I'm representing the city well." Zayac also organized a tennis tournament last summer and raised more than $5,000 to help a Safety Harbor teenager with brain cancer.

    Thursday discussion focuses on Picasso masterpiece

    TARPON SPRINGS -- St. Petersburg College faculty member David Moore will speak about "Guernica: Picasso's Masterpiece -- Its Life and Times" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Moore, the director of SPC's dual credit and international studies departments, will discuss the painting's meaning, its impact on modern art and significance to Spain. The museum has a unique, lifesize replica of the 111/2-foot tall painting, which Picasso painted to depict the bombing of a Basque town during the Spanish Civil War. The talk is free with paid admission to the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of SPC at 600 Klosterman Road. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children and students with ID. Call (727) 712-5230.

    Tips offered on Easter crafts; kids' egg hunt set for Saturday

    TARPON SPRINGS -- The Tarpon Springs recreation department will hold a free Easter crafts workshop for seniors at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. The city also is holding a free Easter egg hunt for children 10 and younger Saturday at the Tarpon Sports Complex, 150 Jasmine Ave. Children will be divided into three age groups with an egg hunt for each group. The event will include pony rides, a petting zoo, a moonwalk and photos with the Easter bunny. For information on either event, call (727) 942-5628.

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