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Knology Park reverts to old name, Dunedin Stadium


knology park reverts to old stadium name

The Toronto Blue Jays' spring training home will no longer be known as Knology Park. Knology's five-year naming agreement ended Sept. 30 and the company declined to renew it, said Harry Gross, Dunedin's assistant city manager. "They told us they were looking at their finances and decided to go in a different direction," Gross said. The park, also home to the Blue Jays' Class A minor league affiliate, will revert to its original name, Dunedin Stadium, which was used in its first 14 years of existence. Knology, a southeastern United States communications and entertainment company, paid Dunedin $340,000 and gave the city $60,000 in free advertising in the naming deal. Gross said the city is working on a marketing plan in an effort to find another business that wants to attach its name to the 5,509-seat facility.


Art Harvest reaps long list of winners

The Dunedin Art Harvest, a juried art show in its 45th year, was held over the weekend at Highlander Park. This year, the top honor, the Best of Show Award and $5,000, went to John Thursby for his oil and acrylic. Other top honors went to Nancy Cervenka , who received the Award of Distinction and $2,000, and Peggy Miller, who received the Patron's Award and $1,500. Awards of Excellence, a $1,000 prize, went to: Tim Peters, Michael Braun, Steve Edgar, Steve Palmer, Dave Bruner, Gael and Howard Silverblatt, Lee Jones, Denis Gaston, Edgar Reims, Marius Moore, Renee Dinauer, Russell Verkes and Lawrence Hassiak. Awards of Merit, a $600 prize, were presented to: Rocky Bridges, Catherine Bergman, Pam Fox, Scott Wilson, Karen Leffel-Massengill, Michael Weber, Glenn Woods, David Hunter, James Michaels and Chuck Huddleston.


Wine Festival is here again

It's time again for the annual Safety Harbor Wine Festival featuring vintages from around the world, beer, art, crafts, food, live jazz, rock, blues and more. The event takes place from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday on Main Street between Bayshore Boulevard and Eighth Avenue. Wines will range from $3 to $5 per glass. Admission is free. All Star Limousine and Transportation Co. will provide safe rides home for a small fee. To sign up early for a ride, call (727) 345-6614. Proceeds benefit local charities.


Get early start on holiday arts gifts

A Holiday Arts and Craft Bazaar will be 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 13 at Regency Oaks Life Care Community, 2720 Regency Oaks Blvd., Clearwater. Over 20 vendors and crafters will be on hand selling jewelry, glasswork, and handmade gifts. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 252-0540

Pinellas deaths

Anastassiou, Zenon George

Attwill, Catherine

Calvin, Ellen E.

Hahn, Mary Ellen Epperson

Ragis, Louise R.

Shevlin, Faith

Spivey, Samuel E.

Stephens, Alvey L.

Treadway, Marjorie

Whitmill, Annie J.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Knology Park reverts to old name, Dunedin Stadium 11/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:53am]
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