Road closures set for Tarpon High parade
Because of the Tarpon Springs High Homecoming Parade, there will be temporary road closures beginning at 5 p.m. today. The closures should not last more than 45 minutes, according to the Police Department. Detour routes will be available.
Here's the schedule: Parade participants will line up on Lemon Street between Safford Avenue (Pinellas Trail) and Levis Avenue. The parade will travel north on Levis to Tarpon Avenue, west on Tarpon and south on Pinellas Avenue. It will go west on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Banana Street. Finally, the walkers will go north on Banana and the floats and vehicles will continue west around Whitcomb Bayou, west on Gulf Road and back to Tarpon Springs High.
PSTA to shift some routes for Ironman
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has made temporary service changes to accommodate the Ironman World Championship triathlon, including bus routes being detoured and/or delayed during the race and related activities. Clearwater's Park Street Terminal will be relocated to 200 S Madison Ave. on Saturday. The PSTA will have extra staff on duty during the race to help passengers. Signs have been posted at the stops that will be closed to direct riders to an alternate stop. Riders can get detailed information on the detours at (727) 540-1900 or www.PSTA.net.
Opera Society to sing Broadway
Escape life's cares Sunday with a Rodgers and Hammerstein song fest at 3 p.m. at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave. The Sun State Opera Society will sing selections from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I and more. The event is free (though donations will be taken) and seating is first come, first served. For information visit www.peacememorial.org or call (727) 446 3001.
Sea turtle nest numbers way up
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium says it helped guide 7,399 sea turtle hatchlings into the gulf this nesting season. Altogether, 108 nests were located on Pinellas County beaches. "Last year, only 38 nests were found, so this a major increase," said Mike Anderson, manager of sea turtle nesting. CMA oversees sea turtle nesting on 26 miles of county beaches, locating and protecting nests, and ensuring the hatchlings make their way into the ocean. Sea turtle nesting season runs May through October. Over the last three years, CMA says it has released more than 20,000 hatchlings into the gulf.
Bocook, Jack Alexander
Botteri, Loretta A.
Cootway, Marguerite L.
Farner, Randolph S.
Harasty, Andrew William
Miller, John H. Jr.
Stone, Richard C. Jr.
White, Stanley J.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.