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Neighborhood briefs

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 18, 2001


Reclaimed water plant closes for updates

The reclaimed water system will shut down for improvements on April 24-25. The improvements at the south Cross Bayou facility will affect customers in Pinellas Park, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde and Five Towns. For information, contact Gary Glascock, Pinellas County Utilities Operations Department, 582-7015.

Boley Centers to hold job fair April 24

Boley Centers, a local non-profit mental health care agency, will hold a job fair from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 24 at 2901 44th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Various positions are available in the residential, case management, vocational, administration and day services areas. On site interviews will be conducted. For information, call 821-4819, ext. 5780.

Grand Central office puts out welcome mat

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Grand Central District Association's new Main Street office, at 2438 Central Ave., will have an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The office will be the headquarters for Grand Central's effort to revive Central Avenue between Interstate 275 and 34th Street. First avenues N and S also are part of the district.

The district is trying to win a state Main Street designation, which brings technical assistance to historic business neighborhoods undergoing rehabilitation. The Main Street program is administered by the Department of State.

For more information about the open house, call 323-2209.

Art show benefits homeless cause

Six St. Petersburg artists will be honored with a show and sale from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at 6041 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Featured artists are Jack Barrett, Shirley Frank, Nan Griffin, Norma Lewis and Ruth Phillipon. Potter Dan Meisner also will show his work. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds from the door and a portion of the sales will benefit the ASAP Homeless Services. Admission is $35. Call 823 5665.

Humane Society offers parents class

The Humane Society of North Pinellas is offering a class for all prospective animal foster parents at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Clearwater Countryside Library, 2741 SR 580, Clearwater. Foster parents work with an all volunteer team of employees and veterinarians to care for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other animals. Many foster care options are available for healthy, ill or injured animals, and the Humane Society provides all medicines, food, crates and more. Call 797-7722.

Befouled beaches need helpful humans

Save Our Shores, a semiannual beach cleanup sponsored by the city parks department, needs volunteers for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The seven meeting locations are Gandy Boulevard, Treasure Island, Pinellas Point, Grand View, Jungle Prada and Lassing Park. For more information, call Scott Lunay at 893-7320.

Lakewood Terrace association to meet

The Lakewood Terrace Neighborhood Association will hold its first planning meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Maggiore Baptist Church, 4100 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. S, with representatives from the city's Neighborhood Partnership Office.

Boyd Hill to host survival workshop

Lost in the wild, could you survive? Survival Quest 2001 is a three-hour event that educates participants in valuable outdoor survival and problem-solving skills. This informative challenge will be held on Sunday for two sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Park 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Advance registration is required and costs for $25 adults and $15 for youth (ages 10-17) with an adult. Proceeds will benefit Pathfinder Outdoor Education programs. Call 595-2090.

Breast, cervical cancer screenings available

The Pinellas County Health Department, 500 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg, and 6350 76th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, offers screening exams for breast and cervical cancer for women age 50 to 64 who are uninsured, or whose insurance doesn't fully cover such services. Pap smears, mammograms and clinical breast exams are included. For an appointment, call 824-6917.

Weather watch help sought

Interested in the weather? The Times is looking for a volunteer weather watcher in Shore Acres.

The only requirements are that you have your own thermometer and rain gauge and that you be available most of the year to take the readings.

If you're interested, send a card or letter to Alicia Olazabal, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-1121. Please include your telephone number and address.

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