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Clearwater oriental art exhibit to celebrate 50 years with Nagano, Japan


Exhibit to mark 50 years with Nagano, Japan

In celebration of Clearwater's 50th anniversary as a sister city of Nagano, Japan, the first floor lobby at Clearwater City Hall will exhibit art with an oriental flair. Through March 30, textile artist June Colburn will display a range of fiber artworks that feature a unique blend of traditional Asian designs and a contemporary color palette. The works will be on view for free during regular business hours at 112 S Osceola Ave. For information, call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (727) 562-4809.

Tarpon Springs

MLK fest to feature concert, parade

The 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Festival will include a community concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S Levis Ave. There also will be a parade from Lemon Street to Dorsett Park from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday followed by a family-friendly festival with food and entertainment. For details, call the Rev. Milton Smith at (727) 798-5718.


Skippers, you do need a first mate

Every skipper should have a first mate who will take over if you, as skipper of your boat, become disabled while on the water. You can become a better skipper, first mate, crew member or passenger by attending the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary "No Skipper, Now What?" program at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd. The $25 fee covers the cost of materials. The auxiliary is also offering a three-lesson boating safety course from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 20 and 22. Fee is $30. For information on either course, call (727) 469-8895 or visit

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Pinellas deaths

Anderson, Robert K.

Belansky, Stephen

Bugler, Margaret Martin

Coldwell, Richard P. "Dick"

DiSanto, Ralph D. "Mike"

Estep, Leona

Grills, Helen W.

LeBlanc, Ronald D.

Luis, John J. Sr.

MacKay, Donald K.

Minton, Charles C.

Nowaski, George Gerald

Plank, Nicholas

Ronek, Anthony

Ryan, Terrance L.

Scala, Nelly Matonis

Shea, Roger

Simard, William G.

Whaley, James M.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Clearwater oriental art exhibit to celebrate 50 years with Nagano, Japan 01/13/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:06pm]
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