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Former designer takes on the Jazz Holiday


Former fashion designer takes on Jazz Holiday

This year's winner of the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday poster is Michael Vollbracht, author and, until last summer, the lead designer for the fashion house of Bill Blass. Vollbracht now lives in Safety Harbor and devotes his talents to painting. His book Nothing Sacred is a visual memoir and diary of his 25 years in New York City. He also collaborated with Bill Blass on a retrospective exhibition of Blass' career and the book that accompanied the exhibition. The 29th Clearwater Jazz Holiday is planned for Oct. 16-19, featuring four days and nights of live jazz music in Coachman Park. For more information, call and jazz holiday office at (727) 461-5200 or visit clearwaterjazz. com.


Free HIV testing at county centers

On Friday, National HIV Testing Day, the Pinellas County Health Department will offer free HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its health centers. Below are the centers located in north Pinellas County:

• Tarpon Springs Center, 301 S Disston Ave. (727) 942-5457.

• Clearwater Center, 310 N Myrtle Ave. (727) 469-5800.

• Largo Center, 12420 130th Ave. (727) 588-4040.


Need a home? Help is available

Free housing is available through Religious Community Services' Grace House for those who qualify. The program offers eight weeks of apartment style housing with such services as life skills classes, budgeting assistance, food assistance, support in searching for a new place to live and more.

All participants must be:

• A Pinellas County resident.

• An adult with custody of a minor child.

• Have a job or be willing to get a job after entering the program.

• Grace House is a drug- and alcohol-free program and drug testing is required.

The program currently has openings. To determine eligibility, call (727) 446-5964. Religious Community Services is a nonprofit organization that feeds the hungry, helps homeless families return to self-sufficiency and empowers survivors of domestic violence. The 40-year-old agency annually serves about 70,000 Pinellas County residents.

Pinellas deaths

Balzer, Alfred X.

Byrd, Joan

Carey, Michael

Crockett, George Frank

Flank, Phyllis

Goddard, Ashley Lynn

Jolly, Stewart Eaton

Jones, Carlton E.

Kyle, Henry Clay III

Lipomi, Frank X.

Peck, Marilyn (Joy)

Roser, Rev. George F. Jr

Selak, Herb

Volp, Robert A.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Former designer takes on the Jazz Holiday 06/25/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:26pm]
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