Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Dunedin holiday parade; woman hurt in ride-by shooting in Clearwater

Dunedin

Holiday parade hits the streets on Saturday

Floats, bands and entertainers participating in Dunedin's annual holiday parade will begin strolling through downtown at 4 p.m. Saturday. The parade route will stretch along Douglas Avenue, from the library north to Skinner Boulevard. Holiday revelers are then invited to stay through 9 p.m. for the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration, which will feature live music, carriage rides, train rides, Snow Mountain, children's activities and more. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call (727) 812-4530.

'Season of Joy' concert is Sunday

The Dunedin Community Chorus will host "A Season of Joy," a holiday concert set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Jan O'Connor-Sharkey and Donald Jones will direct the 42-year-old chorus' 75 members on a wide variety of music, including Hanukah Shalom, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and Joy to the World. The concert is free, though donations will be accepted. Call (727) 812-4530 for information.

Clearwater

Woman injured in ride-by shooting

A woman was injured in a drive-by shooting via bicycle Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Details were not immediately available. According to Clearwater police dispatchers, a man riding a bicycle near the 1000 block of Vine Street opened fire on apartments behind Church of God By Faith, 1007 N Myrtle Ave. The man fired several shots and struck one woman before riding off, dispatchers said. The victim was taken to Morton Plant Hospital. Officers were interviewing witnesses and canvassing the scene for shell casings Wednesday afternoon.

Cougars can apply for college cash

Countryside High seniors are invited to submit their application for the Cougar Career Center's $1,000 annual scholarship opportunity. Those attending Countryside High and graduating in the Class of 2013 are eligible to apply. The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted grade point average. Finalist candidates may be required to interview with the advisory council, and optional student portfolios will be accepted for consideration. The deadline to apply is Jan. 14. Visit pinellaseducation.org.

North Pinellas

Cancer patients need drivers

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatment appointments throughout the county. The amount of time the volunteer drives as well as the geographic area is based on the volunteer's preference. Call 1-800-227-2345.

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