Learn about Clearwater Bombers; Miniature Art Show continues

Fogbow fades The remnants of a fogbow, or white rainbow, fade past the bow of Charles Gephart’s sailboat on Sunday. He was anchored in the Gulf of Mexico off the Anclote Key Preserve State Park as a heavy fog blanketing the area for most of the morning lifted. Similar to a rainbow, the white arc of light is seen in fog rather than in rain. The absence of color is due to the small size of the water droplets that make up fog, as opposed to those of rain, which creates the diffraction necessary to spread the colors out into a visible spectrum. Mariners sometimes call fogbows seadogs.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Fogbow fades The remnants of a fogbow, or white rainbow, fade past the bow of Charles Gephart’s sailboat on Sunday. He was anchored in the Gulf of Mexico off the Anclote Key Preserve State Park as a heavy fog blanketing the area for most of the morning lifted. Similar to a rainbow, the white arc of light is seen in fog rather than in rain. The absence of color is due to the small size of the water droplets that make up fog, as opposed to those of rain, which creates the diffraction necessary to spread the colors out into a visible spectrum. Mariners sometimes call fogbows seadogs.

Clearwater

Bombers holding social event to build some buzz

The Clearwater Bombers will hold an informational and social gathering Thursday to spread the word about the record-setting fast-pitch softball team that played around the world from 1940 to 2000.

The bombers won 10 national titles and more than 4,000 games.

They have 24 players in the National Softball Hall of Fame.

The group is working with the Clearwater Historical Society to establish a museum and hopes to produce a documentary film.

The gathering will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Farmer Boy Restaurant, 2129 Drew St., and is sponsored by the Clearwater Bombers' World Class Fast Pitch Legacy Committee, a group made up of former players, Historical Society members, boosters and fans.

For more information, contact Jack Gibson at (727) 799-1524, Gary Kane at (813) 855-5420 or Jim Videtich at (727) 442-6981.

Chinese New Year

The public is invited to a Chinese New Year celebration being hosted from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday by the Chinese Club at Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave.

The event will feature a lion dance performance, kung-fu demonstration and a performance by the Clearwater High School Band.

Dunedin

Miniature artworks go on display

The 39th International Miniature Art Show continues through Sunday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., in Dunedin. More than 900 juried artworks, including sculpture, scrimshaw, calligraphy and various paint mediums, are on display and many are for sale.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Miniature Art Society of Florida.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free for children ages 6 to 18 years old.

Edgewater committee seeks applications

The city of Dunedin is looking for interested residents to apply for possible appointment to the Edgewater Drive Advisory Committee.

Established in January 2001, this committee consists of seven members and two alternates serving three-year terms.

The volunteers' primary duty is evaluating and recommending to the City Commission options regarding the maintenance and improvement of Edgewater Drive between Union and President streets.

The group meets at 8 a.m. on the fourth Thursday in January, April, July and October in the Planning Conference Room, located on the second floor of 727 Louden Ave.

For more information, call Sharon Toner at (727) 298-3035 or go to dunedingov.com, where you can also fill out an application online.

Free tax help is available

The Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pine­hurst Road, is offering free tax help.

Visit the center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April 15. No appointment is necessary.

Customers are served first-come, first-served and are advised to arrived early with all of their tax documentation in hand.

Questions? Call the AARP at 1-888-687-2277.

Tarpon Springs

Flag ceremony touts heart health

The public is invited to join employees of Florida Hospital North Pinellas at 8 a.m. Friday for the Heart Hope flag-raising ceremony in front of the hospital, located at 1395 S Pinellas Ave. in Tarpon Springs.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, associated with more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. Come by and grab a boxed breakfast, a bag of informational items and meet Dr. Dorothy Christman of the Florida Hospital North Pinellas Physician's group, an advocate of women's heart health.

Wear red clothing, shoes or other accessories to send a message of hope against heart disease. In addition to the flag ceremony, Florida Hospital North Pinellas will be selling an awareness T-shirt with proceeds to benefit the hospital's Heart Center of Excellence. All individuals who purchase a shirt will be included in a raffle to win a pair of red pumps for women or a red tie for men.

Learn about Clearwater Bombers; Miniature Art Show continues 02/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 5:34pm]

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