Kennedy Middle School to hold farewell event
Kennedy Middle School at 1660 Palmetto St. in Clearwater will host a farewell open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The school invites alumni, school employees and the community to tour the historic building. Kennedy Middle School will close in June and in the fall will become the new home to Coachman Fundamental Middle School. A stroll down memory lane will include student displays, a memorial to staff and students, and a "Who am I" teacher wall. Face painting, games, nail art and strolling entertainers also will be included. A performance by the chorus and band will also be held. For additional information, call secretary Linda Glenn at (727) 298-1609.
Legal advice to be offered free today
In conjunction with Law Week, the Clearwater Bar Association is providing free legal advice as a community service through its annual LawLine program from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Individuals can call the numbers below during that time to speak with an attorney concerning a basic legal question.
• (727) 446-8568: General disputes, business law, contracts, small claims and real estate.
• (727) 461-4869: Landlord/tenant, bankruptcy.
• (727) 461-4880: Probate, wills and estate planning.
• (727) 447-7407: Family law, guardianship.
• (727) 461-0063: Elder law, Medicaid/Medicare.
At other times, contact the Clearwater Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at (727) 461-4880 to receive a referral and a half-hour consultation with an attorney for $40. A low fee panel also may be available upon request.
Man who was shot faces new charges
Six additional charges have been filed against Jeffrey Lee, a 19-year-old who was shot by police last week at a Clearwater McDonald's in what authorities called a drug sting. Initially, Lee, who lives in Clearwater, faced five charges, notably two aggravated assault counts on an officer. He now also faces charges of trafficking in cocaine (one count), sale of cocaine (two counts) and possession of cocaine (three counts), Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. His bail is $205,000. According to Watts, he remains hospitalized at an undisclosed location.
A green Florida is subject of series
The second event in the city of Tarpon Springs' Sustainability Series will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program, "Florida Is Going Long for Green,'' will be presented by Joseph Malki, an environmental and green marketing specialist. It will be held at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. For information, call Rene Vincent at (727) 942-5611.