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Remembrance at fire station honors 9/11 victims

By THERESA BLACKWELL
Published September 3, 2006


To commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, Oldsmar Fire Rescue created a monument earlier this year featuring part of a steel girder from one of the World Trade Center Towers.

More than 60 Oldsmar and Tampa Bay businesses contributed a total of $50,000 for the project.

Now the public is invited to attend a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the station, 225 Pine Ave. N. The yearly event includes an honor guard, the laying of a wreath, prayers, a bagpiper and refreshments.

After the ceremony, walk the walkway and read the names of the 343 firefighters who died that day etched into the bricks.

Call 813 749-1200.

Sand volleyball league begins Saturday

Oldsmar Parks and Recreation is offering a co-ed sand volleyball league on Saturdays starting this week at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W. Call (813) 749-1260.

City Council gets new meeting dates

Due to conflicts like Election Day, the Oldsmar City Council will not meet on the usual Tuesdays in September. Instead, it will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and on Sept. 18 in the council chambers at 100 State St. W.

2 dog obedience classes begin Thursday

Oldsmar Parks and Recreation is offering two dog obedience classes for dogs 3 months old and older from 7:15 to 8 p.m. or 8:15 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays starting this week. The cost is $80 for eight weeks with a recreation card. Call (813) 749-1260.

Add your story to oral history project

The Oldsmar Public Library and the Oldsmar Historical Society are working together to collect oral histories of those living in Oldsmar. If you would like to create an oral history of your life, the library will provide a cassette recorder and two blank minicassettes with instructions. Call (813) 749-1178.

Ski team gives a free show on Saturdays

The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team will perform a free show at 6 p.m. Saturday and on Sept. 16 and 30 on Tower Lake.

Tower Lake is behind the Oldsmar Flea Market. To get to the show from Tampa Road, go north on Race Track Road, left on Douglas Road and left at the small ski team sign.

The show and parking are free, and there's a covered grandstand area. Call (727) 397-8904 or (813) 265-9685.

If you have news or photos about Oldsmar schools, churches, businesses, neighborhood groups, community organizations or people, call Theresa Blackwell at (727) 445-4170, fax it to her at (727) 445-4119, e-mail tblackwell@sptimes.com or mail material to her at the Clearwater Times, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756.

[Last modified September 3, 2006, 06:50:57]


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