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Digest

East gateway to be discussed at local meeting

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 8, 2007


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CLEARWATER

The city will host a community meeting to discuss the East Gateway community at 6 tonight at Achieva Credit Union, 1499 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. City leaders, residents and businesses will discuss the city's progress in developing an action plan for the neighborhood, the overall vision for East Gateway and the proposal for transitional and affordable housing by the Clearwater Homeless Intervention Project. East Gateway is bordered by Court Street, Cleveland Street, Missouri Avenue and Highland Avenue and is part of the Community Redevelopment Area District. Call (727) 562-4056.

Chef to fix food for St. Patrick's Day

Chef Bil Mitchell of Publix Apron's Cooking School will prepare foods of St. Patrick's Day, including shepherd's pie and a North Sea gravlax of caraway-cured salmon and soda bread, from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. The first 25 to arrive get a spot at the sample table. Recipes and additional seating will be available. No signup is necessary. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5284.

DUNEDIN

Meet and learn about art, painting

Hang out, sip gourmet coffee and discuss art at noon today at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Painter Carole Rosefelt will lead a demonstration and discussion on acrylic painting using impressionism and abstract impressionism styles. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

Author to discuss her seventh book

Author Marian Coe will present her seventh book, Between Us, a collection of women sharing moments from life, at 2 p.m. today at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Coe will also invite attendees to select a gift book from her six novels. Call (727) 298-3080 or (727) 724-1525.

BELLEAIR

'Boots & Badges' gala is Saturday

Saturday is the sixth annual "Boots & Badges" gala benefiting the Pinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League. Tickets are $75. Held at the Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa, the evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, dancing, an auction and contest for best dressed cowboy and cowgirl. For information or to reserve a spot, call Barbara Sherman at 582-6238.

LARGO

Look back at citrus industry of past

Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo, presents "When Citrus Was King," at 10 a.m. Monday in the Pinellas Room. Retired highway engineer Jim Jenkins will share his memories of working in local citrus packing houses and groves before World War II. See related artifacts in the citrus industry display in the museum's exhibit, Pinellas Passport: Your Ticket through Time, in the Roy Helms Gallery. Call (727) 582-2123.

[Last modified March 7, 2007, 22:40:33]


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