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Digest

Break in line prompts notice to boil water

By TIMES STAFF
Published April 21, 2007


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TARPON SPRINGS

City officials issued a notice for residents to boil their water after a break in a water line Thursday night. The advisory affects the area of Bayshore Drive and streets that connect to it and will remain in force until Monday. Call (727) 942-5606.

PALM HARBOR

Literacy council seeks volunteers

The Palm Harbor Literacy Council is seeking volunteer tutors to teach reading, writing and speaking in English. Tutoring orientations will begin in June. All materials are provided by the council to the students and the tutors at no cost to them. Call 784-3332, ext. 211.

DUNEDIN

Author will sign books at library

New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber will be at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Macomber will sign books at noon and 2 p.m. There will also be activities for children of all ages, including crafts, a story-writing workshop, book reading and more. Call 298-3080, ext. 224.

SAFETY HARBOR

Site to be renamed for local skater

Mayor Andy Steingold will dedicate and rename the Safety Harbor skate park after Ian Tilmann, a local skater who died in a skateboarding accident, in a ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the park, 650 Ninth Ave. S. Call 724-1530.

CLEARWATER

Robber sought after bank heist

Authorities are looking for a robber who struck the Wachovia Bank at 1551 Belcher Road on Friday. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the robber entered the bank about 4 p.m. and demanded money. He handed a note to a bank employee saying he had a gun and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, plus a dye pack, which exploded on him. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Cpl. Paul Martin at (727) 582-6200 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 873-8477.

Mobile home destroyed by fire

An early morning fire destroyed a mobile home, and its cause was under investigation, officials said Friday. The fire happened about 2:40 a.m. at the New Ranch Mobile Home Park at 2291 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. No one was home when the blaze ripped through unit 314, according to Clearwater Fire Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Daly-Watts. Fifteen firefighters spent about 25 minutes extinguishing the fire and managed to prevent it from spreading to surrounding homes. The mobile home park is just east of S Belcher Road.

Give a greyhound a new home: yours

Meet your next best friend. Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will have a meet and greet for foster parents and prospective pets from noon to 3 p.m. today at PetsMart, 2625 Gulf-To-Bay Blvd. Call 813-971-4732.

Have a picnic with Florida Orchestra

Enjoy a "Picnic in the Park" and the Florida Orchestra at 7:45 p.m. Sunday in Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. Bring friends, family and, of course, a picnic and listen to the music. There will be a fireworks display at the end of the evening. Call 562-4800.

[Last modified April 21, 2007, 07:24:40]


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