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Clearwater briefs: Aquarium announces new name of rescued otter


For rescued Otter, Bogey is

a winning name

One hundred ideas later, a young otter rescued from the Clearwater Executive Golf Course has a name — Bogey. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium's staff rescued the female otter, lethargic, dehydrated and apparently abandoned, on Jan. 23. As a fundraiser, the aquarium charged $20 to propose a name and received entries from as far away as Indiana and Texas. Many were golf-related: Par, Putter, Sandtrap, Bunker and Birdie. Bogey was suggested by two people: Teresa Saluski of Largo and Sarah Hayes, a marine mammal and sea turtle volunteer from St. Petersburg.

Sorority chapter

to host fundraiser

The Clearwater Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host its annual fundraising event at 7 p.m. Friday at the Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa. The "Red Carpet Gala" raises funds to support scholarships and community projects. The chapter works closely with young girls grades 6-12 through the Delta Academy and Delta GEMS. The Clearwater alumnae chapter was chartered in April 1977 and is committed to providing scholarships to students in north Pinellas County schools to attend colleges and universities of their choice. Tickets for the gala and silent auction are $60 and are available by calling (727) 798-4291.


Free homecoming dresses available

Belle of the Ball collects and redistributes homecoming and prom dresses for low-income teen girls in Pinellas County schools. The group will be offering dresses to those in need from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Seminole Mall, 11202 Park Blvd. For more information, visit


Blues Fest moves date to April 26

After it was rained out, the Oldsmar Blues Fest has been rescheduled for 3 to 9 p.m. April 26 at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive E. The classic car show to be held then, too, is looking for entries. Trophies will go to the cars judged best in several categories. It costs $10 to enter the car show and entry forms are available at Or call (813) 749-1260.


Donate blood today at church

Florida Blood Services will be taking blood donations from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at East Lake United Methodist Church, 2801 East Lake Road.

Pastors will bless all kind of pets

They are a blessing for us, so why not get a blessing for them? Pastors Bob Martin and Lois Rogers-Watson will bless dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles or whatever kind of pet you have at 10 a.m. Saturday at East Lake United Methodist Church, 2801 East Lake Road. Call (727) 784-9250.

Clearwater briefs: Aquarium announces new name of rescued otter 04/12/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:32am]
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