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Police identify man killed on Gulf-to-Bay in Clearwater


Man killed on Gulf-to-Bay is identified

Police have identified the 57-year-old man who was killed while crossing Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard on Wednesday evening. John Robert Nedel, 57, was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. He was homeless, police said. Nedel was running, midblock, from the south side of Gulf-to-Bay near Glenwood Avenue just before 6 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Juan Vazquez-Dezha, who was westbound on Gulf-to-Bay in the curb lane. Vazquez-Dezha was charged with not having a valid driver's license.

Club to wrap gifts for area charities

Beginning today, LIADO, the Italian-American Women of Today, will wrap holiday purchases from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph's Children's Cancer Research Center, Paul B. Stevens School for Autistic and Special Needs Children and the LIADO Scholarship Program. Donations will be accepted. The program will run through Dec. 24. For more information, call Julie at (727) 439-2122 or visit


Dogs, their owners invited to benefit

Cappuccino's Altro Posto Cafe, 733 Broadway St., Dunedin, will hold the Happy Yappy Hour from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Pyrenees dog rescue group. The event will include live music. It is free and open to well-behaved dogs and their owners. For more information, call (727) 738-8009.

East Lake

High school to host Christmas concert

The choral department at East Lake High School will present a Christmas concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of the school, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs. The program's 110 singers will entertain with choruses, ensembles and quartets. The madrigal singers also will perform. Tickets are $4 at the door; children will be admitted free. Call (727) 942-5419 or e-mail


Limited tickets for Santa Lucia festival

The community is invited to the 29th annual Santa Lucia Festival of Lessons and Carols, which will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. This service of readings, carols and anthems will be augmented by a baroque ensemble. This year, Lucia, which means light, will be portrayed by Chelsea Crose. A reception will follow. Tickets are free, but there is a limited number. Call (727) 585-9969.

story Friday about the Pottery Studio Tour, Tour De Clay of Tampa Bay, which takes place today and Sunday. For more information on the event, visit

Police identify man killed on Gulf-to-Bay in Clearwater 12/10/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
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