Heritage Village to offer really old-school fun
A day of family fun is being planned at Heritage Village from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 10. Adults can take part in blacksmithing, basket weaving and other programs that celebrate the area's past. Children can enjoy a dozen new interactive outdoor exhibits. Refreshments will be served. Heritage Village is at 11909 125th St. N, next to the Pinellas County Extension, Florida Botanical Gardens and Gulf Coast Museum of Art. For information, call Heritage Village at (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage.
School engineering academy honored
The Academy of Engineering at East Lake High School has grown from 24 students to 325 in just four years. Now Project Lead the Way has chosen the academy as one of 14 Model Schools engineering programs for 2008 nationwide. In conjunction with the Rochester Institute of Technology, Project Lead the Way underwrites the college-level engineering program taught in more than 3,000 schools across the nation. Paul Wahnish, department chairman, was a retired engineer and substitute teacher when he was offered a full-time teaching position at East Lake. He set the engineering department on its current course. To see what Project Lead the Way said about East Lake's program, go to links.tampabay.com.
Stadium awaits beneficial name
If you would like to see your name or your company's name on a baseball stadium, Dunedin has a deal for you. The city's naming rights contract with Knology brought in $350,000 for improvements in the course of five years before it expired a few months ago. So the former Knology Park is Dunedin Stadium again. Vince Gizzi, Dunedin parks and recreation director, said the city is hoping to offset some future repair costs at the stadium with a new naming rights contract. He said that about 100,000 people visit the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays each year. "It's tough economic times to be getting this kind of money for naming a stadium," Gizzi said. "But it's good advertising as well."
When they call 211, you can help
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, an agency that provides information on health and human services, is recruiting volunteers for its call center. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two hours per shift. Shifts are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in January. To receive an application, call Geri Costello, community relations manager, at (727) 210-4209 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billingsly, James Paul Jr. "Jim"
Conrad, Vera Jean
Lander, Jay Allen
Locke, Robert R.
Massey, Ethelyne "Carol"
McLeod, Douglas Edward
Rempe, Joseph Henry Richard
Vail, Charlene Mary
This list is from detailed obituaries running in Section B.