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Housing for low-income disabled, seniors available

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 1, 2001


Goodwill Industries Suncoast housing corporation is currently accepting applications for HUD rent-subsidized apartments for people with physical disabilities and for those ages 61 and older. The apartments are in Pinellas Park.

All applicants must meet HUD limited income criteria.

For apartment availability in Pinellas Park, call 541-6620.

Senior Hall of Fame nominations are open

The city of St. Petersburg's Office on Aging is accepting nominations for the Senior Hall of Fame, which recognizes senior citizens for outstanding contributions to the community.

Nominees must be over the age of 65 and a Pinellas County resident for at least three years. Those who wish to nominate someone may complete an application, or submit a paper with the nominee's name, address, phone number, birth date and a 200-word summary of the nominee's community service that has benefited the city of St. Petersburg.

Those submitting nominations should also include their name, address and phone number. Nominations must be received by the office no later than April 13, and may be mailed to Senior Hall of Fame, Office on Aging, P.O. Box 2842, St. Petersburg. The awards ceremony will take place May 16 at the Sunshine Center. For information, or to request an application, call 893-7102.

America's Youngest Jazz Band is looking for kids

Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band seeks child musicians under the age of 13 to play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass or piano, or sing. Beginners will be considered. For information, call 725-1788.

Flags available through Department of State

Both State of Florida and U.S. flags are available through the Department of State. Costs vary according to size and materials used. You may also have your flag flown over the Florida Capital at no additional charge. Call (850) 488-1802 or write Wilma Shouse, Florida Department of State, Bureau of General Services, 430 E Gaines St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250.

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