Street festival will feature live music tonight
Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment, and arts and crafts tonight from 6 to 10 in downtown Safety Harbor at this month's 3rd Friday Music Series event. The street festival will feature live music at John Wilson Park Gazebo and other venues throughout town — all within walking distance. Shops and restaurants will stay open late. Proceeds benefit local charities. Admission is free.
Waterfront resort marks a milestone
Gathered on the BeachWalk promenade, city and tourism officials held a "topping out" ceremony Thursday to mark a milestone in the construction of the Hyatt Aqualea Resort. A crane lifted an evergreen tree to the 17th floor to mark the structural completion of the building. Neil Rauenhorst, president of the tower's owner, NJR Development, called this an ancient Scandinavian tradition symbolizing good luck and growth. The much-anticipated waterfront resort is scheduled to open next December with 250 condo-hotel units and a 750-space garage. It is viewed as a vital centerpiece in the redevelopment of Clearwater Beach.
Christmas parade will be Saturday
The city's annual Christmas parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alt. 19 and Meres Boulevard. The event wraps up at Craig Park on Spring Bayou with a candy cane hunt and a visit from Santa Claus. Traffic delays can be expected between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. along the route, which will go north on Alt. 19, east on Lemon Street, north on Ring Avenue and west on Tarpon Avenue. Parking will not be allowed on Alt. 19 and Tarpon Avenue during the parade. For information, call (727) 938-2849.
Play in the snow at holiday event
You're invited to play in the snow at 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. "Red, White and Snow" is a family event featuring the white stuff (shaved ice), a candy cane hunt and Christmas carols. Santa Claus is expected to visit. The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $6 per child. Call (727) 518-3016.
Find out who made the all-county football team, 10C.
Collier, Arthur J.
Fromhagen, Dr. Carl
Hinds, Lou Ann
Matwiejczyk, Henry A.
Pellegatti, Frank L.
Seidl, Erika "Barbara"
Walker, Alan Scott
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.