SAFETY HARBOR – Through the efforts of the Safety Harbor Fire Department, the city has received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center from the We Will Never Forget 9/11 Foundation Inc.
The steel will be used as a memorial of the terrorist attack and will be on public display.
City staff has been working on plans to build a small memorial on Main Street between City Hall and Fire Station 52. The project will enable the public to physically touch the piece of steel and there will be a timeline of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The city will be accepting donations at city events. People also may donate by writing checks payable to the city of Safety Harbor with 9/11 memorial noted on the memo line. Checks can be sent to: City of Safety Harbor, attn. Fire Department, 750 Main St., Safety Harbor, FL 34695.
The city is also looking for corporate sponsors and in-kind donations to help fund the memorial. The 9/11 memorial is expected to cost about $25,000 and should be completed by September 2014, and the city needs the help of the public to fund the memorial.
CLEARWATER – The Rotary Club of Clearwater recently installed its officers and directors. Outgoing President Dr. Bill Layman spoke about the successful year the club had, which included raising $30,000 for charity at a golf tournament.
The incoming president is Jocelyn Chapman, who is focusing on fun and friendship with family and friends to be incorporated in all the club’s activities this year.
CLEARWATER – The Rotary Club of Clearwater recently presented its annual Alfred P. Marshall Award to Dr. Chip Kuykendall, owner of Court Street Animal Hospital. He has given countless hours in the club and community service.
The award was established in 1989 to recognize a Rotarian who has made strong contributions to the club and the community over many years. It is the highest honor that a member of the club can receive.
SAFETY HARBOR – The Safety Harbor Public Library announced the availability of IndieFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world. IndieFlix is a resource made available through RBdigital from Recorded Books and has been sponsored by the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library.
Through the library’s website, patrons can use their Safety Harbor Library card to gain unlimited access to thousands of streaming film festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and more. It is also available on Apple, Android and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons also can watch films on TV with a Roku or Xbox device.