Share Thoughts on Future Countryside Library
The final public meeting for residents to share their thoughts on the design of the future Countryside Library is from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive.
Harvard Jolly Architects will present the project scope, options for the site and conceptual drawings for the new facility. Potential design aesthetics will also be discussed. City officials will also be on hand to field citizen ideas and help address concerns.
Cost for the 22,500 square foot facility is expected to be $6.4-million. Construction is expected to start May 2014 and would take about a year to complete. Call 727-562-4970.
Leaders to Set Property Tax Rate
City leaders are expected to set the property tax rate as part of the City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Check out the rest of the agenda here.
Making Waves With Deep Sea Cephalopods
Dr. Heather Judkins, recipient of the 2012 Florida Marine Science Educators Association’s John Beakley Award for dedication, promotion and development of marine science in Florida, will be speaking about her work on various cephalopod projects which include species diversity, distribution and abundance of the species at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage. Deep sea cephalopods include squids, octopus and cuttlefish.
Rock the Tot
Are you going to eat those tots? The 'Rock the Tot' tator tot eating contest is set for 8 p.m. at Bar Louie locations across the country including at Countryside Mall in Clearwater. Find out more about the contest and how to participate here.
Streaker Has a Checkered Past
The 19-year-old Bradenton man arrested for streaking at a Tampa Bay Rays game is no stranger to hijinks-related arrests, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Charles Ross has been arrested in the past for back-flipping over a cop and for handing out wedgies at a movie theater.
The Big Mac Diet?
Imagine putting away 10 Big Macs a week and not gaining a ton of weight or logging high cholesterol reports at your doctor’s office.According to the Huffington Post, that’s exactly what 64-year-old Dennis Rosenlof has done. He’s reportedly eaten a total of 12,000 Big Macs over a three-decade period.
Experience a Nightmare on Franklin Street
Love your horror old school and on the big screen? Check out the Tampa Theatre’s lineup for October for some great finds. From classic Hitchcock flicks like “Psycho” to cult hits such as “The Blair Witch Project,” the scares span several weeks. There are even a few ghost story tours planned. Check out the Tampa Theatre’s website for details and to get tickets in advance.
MacDill Security Coming Under Review
In the wake of Monday’s deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, the military plans to review security at bases all over the world. That review will include Tampa’s own MacDill Air Force Base, according to The Tampa Tribune. Are you concerned about security at MacDill?
More Stormy Weather Possible
The National Weather Service says Bay area residents have about a 50 percent chance of seeing scattered thunderstorms today, Sept. 19. On the upside, rain chances diminish a bit heading into the weekend.