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Saturday hours ease application for exemption

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 6, 2007


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Did you buy and move into a new home last year? If so, and if you lived there on Jan. 1, you have until March 1 to apply for a homestead exemption. To help homeowners make that deadline, the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office will open its offices on two Saturdays - Feb. 17 and 24 - from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each homeowner must apply in person, though a married homeowner can file for a spouse by bringing in the spouse's information. Necessary documentation includes Social Security numbers and auto and voter registration. In North Pinellas, property appraiser's offices are at the County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater 464-3294; Northside Square, 29269 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater (464-8780); and Starkey Lakes Corporate Center, 12955 Starkey Road, Suite 3900, Largo (582-3160). For more information, call 464-3294 or visit www.pcpao.org.

Explore history at village Wednesday

Children and their parents or grandparents are invited to explore hands-on history at Heritage Village's Preschool Village Ramblers program, which Wednesday features "Wheels Go Round and Round." The program is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $8 per child, or $6 per child for Pinellas County Historical Society members. Two adults admitted free per child. For more information or to register, call (727) 582-2426 or e-mail heritage village@pinellascounty.org Heritage Village is at 11909 125th St. N.

Teacher-artist to discuss work

Melissa Miller Nece, a prize-winning colored pencil artist and a 17-year teacher at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, will discuss her art at noon Thursday at a new art center program called Coffee and Conversation with the Artist. At noon on the second Thursday of the month, a noteworthy person will be featured. For more information, call 298-3322, ext. 235, or e-mail kelli@dfac.org.

Father-son duo to perform concert

Tenor Constantine Grame and pianist Theodore Grame will present "The Florida Connection," songs by English composer Frederick Delius and American composer Sidney Homer, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Delius had an orange plantation near Jacksonville; Homer retired to Winter Park with his wife, Louise Homer, a famous contralto. In addition, Constantine Grame will present three of his own songs. Grame is a member of the faculty of the VOICExperience and has accompanied opera star Sherrill Milnes. Theodore Grame was a faculty member at the Yale School of Music and the University of Pittsburgh and wrote the Encyclopedia Britannica's article on stringed instruments. Admission is $12, or $10 for center members or students. Call (727) 942-5605.

[Last modified February 5, 2007, 21:41:54]


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