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Animal Foundation seeks award nominees

Published July 18, 2007



The Pinellas Animal Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2007 Col. Edward T. Imparato Hero awards. The awards celebrate the importance of the human/animal bond in either a heroic act or lifelong efforts.

Nominations can be made in one of three categories: Individual Community Hero, a person who works with people or community organizations that demonstrate the importance of the human/animal bond; Animal Hero, a pet that participates in therapy or aids a person in need; and Veterinarian Hero, a doctor who is committed to strengthening the human/animal bond through work with animal organizations or the community.

Winners will receive two tickets and be honored at the ninth annual Bowser Ball.

The deadline for submission is Aug. 1.

For more information or for an application, e-mail the Pinellas Animal Foundation at admin@pinellas or call 710-7387.


Play based on poem scheduled for Sunday

What I Heard about Iraq, a play by Simon Levy, will be performed by members of a readers' theater group at 1 p.m. Sunday at the St. Petersburg Religious Society of Friends, 130 19th Ave. SE. The drama is based on a prose poem by Eliot Weinberger and is told through quotes from key political figures, American soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Information: 896-0310.


Meals on Wheels needs drivers

Neighborly Meals on Wheels needs volunteers who can spend an hour and a half delivering midday meals to the homebound in Pinellas County. Volunteers are particularly needed to deliver in the Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park and Clearwater areas. Call Pat Hofstadter at 573-9444, ext. 291.


Dog Days of Summer Celebration is Aug. 11

In the middle of dog days, which generally run between July 4 and Labor Day, St. Petersburg's Craftsman House hopes to stir patrons from their doldrums through its Dog Days of Summer Celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 11.

There is no charge to attend the event at 2955 Central Ave.; for $30, guests can make a paw-print tile and get a doggie T-shirt. Canines are welcome, and dog-friendly businesses will be featured.

For information, call 323-2787.

[Last modified July 17, 2007, 21:30:40]

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