A 79-year-old man died Monday after a wreck at State Road 580 and Bayview Boulevard that sent his car careening into a railroad crossing gate. Andrew Cavanaugh, 306 Park Blvd., was driving north on Bayview Boulevard in a 2004 Buick Century at about 12:30 p.m., while 71-year-old M. Jaqueline Stinson, 602 Timberbay Circle E, was heading west on SR 580 in a 2003 Toyota Camry, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said one of them ran a red light at the intersection. The two cars collided, with Stinson's car slamming into the passenger side of Cavanaugh's car and sending it into a railroad gate, deputies said. Cavanaugh was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died at about 6 p.m. Stinson went to Mease Countryside Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Celebrate the Greek Islands
Tarpon Springs kicks off its new Summer Solstice Festival of the Performing Arts on Saturday with "A Night in the Islands.'' The event features live music by Ellada, who will perform music of the Greek Islands, Greek backgammon and Greek dance instruction. The music will take place on Dodecanese Boulevard (the Sponge Docks) between Hope and Athens streets. The festival will run seven weeks at several venues. For information, call Tina Bucuvalas at (727) 937-1130.
Brooker Creek volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, to serve as exhibit hall docents. Call 453-6800.
Shows scheduled at bell tower
This summer, Lee Cobb, formerly assistant carillonneur at Bok Tower in Lake Wales, will hold a series of musical performance at the Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater. Cobb, who joined the church staff last May, will perform on the church's carillon, one of only four in the state of Florida. The carillon is made up of 49 bells housed in a 75-foot tower. The shows will take place at 6 p.m. on the following dates: July 12, "Americana Concert; Aug. 9, "Folk Songs and Waltzes;'' and Sept. 13, "Familiar Classics: Mozart, Bach, Music for Carillon and a Florida Medley.'' For information, call (727) 447-3469.
Get active on the Pinellas Trail
Hit the Pinellas Trail with the Walking Club at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The group meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (727) 298-3299.