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Fit your loan to needs of your business

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 24, 2007


CLEARWATER

Did you know there are a variety of lending programs available to businesses in Pinellas County? One loan does not fit all. Learn from industry experts how to get the best financing for your business needs from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Pinellas County Economic Development Center, 13805 58th St. N. Suite 1-200. The program is offered the fourth Thursday each month. Call 453-7200.

DUNEDIN

Woof it up at the ballpark

Take your best friend to a ball game. The Dunedin Blue Jays' "Bark at the Park" is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Knology Park, 373 Douglas Ave. Pets and owners are invited onto the field for a pregame parade. Water bowls and areas where dogs can find relief will be available during the game. Dogs get in for $1 and humans pay $6. Proceeds from dog tickets support Pinellas County Animal Services' Animal Trust Fund. Call 733-9302.

COUNTYWIDE

Blood drive over holiday weekend

Help build the blood supply before hurricane season starts at Tampa Bay area Lowe's stores. The blood drive is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 11101 Ulmerton Road, Largo, and 2619 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., and 26990 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Call 568-2133.

LARGO

Baseball camp starts next week

Running, hitting and stealing are okay at Largo Baseball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through June 1 at the Largo Sports Complex, 1640 McMullen Road. Cost is $55 with a resident card, $68.75 with non-resident card. Call 587-6740, ext. 5016.

Slide into summer at rec complex

Enjoy the thrills of water slides from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays until Aug. 14 at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Cost is $3. Children must be at least 48 inches tall to ride slides. Call 518-3019.

SAFETY HARBOR

Learn new things about an old park

Explore nature and learn the history of one of the area's oldest parks, Philippe Park, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the park, 2525 Philippe Parkway. Water, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent are recommended. Call 669-1947.

Ready to detour? Send comments

Only one more day until McMullen-Booth Road north of Drew Street is closed for three weeks of railroad repairs. Are you wondering how this will change your life or affect your business? Do you have questions? If so, e-mail your thoughts to jfries@sptimes.com and please include a telephone number.

Correction

Redington Beach has not adopted an expanded $50, 000 homestead exemption for low-income seniors as Florida voters authorized in November. Rather, starting in 2008, qualified low-income Redington Beach seniors can receive a $25, 000 senior exemption. That is in addition to a $25, 000 traditional homestead exemption provided to all homesteaded homeowners. A story Wednesday was incorrect on that point. Applications can be obtained after Jan. 1 through the Pinellas County Property Appraiser, 727 464 3207.