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Tale of Winter, dolphin with new tail, is now on film


Tale of Dolphin with new tail is now on film

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has released its first documentary, a film about the dolphin that wasn't expected to survive after her tail was caught in a crab trap line. Titled Winter, The Dolphin that Could, the documentary recounts her rescue, fight to stay alive and extensive rehabilitation. The film also highlights how Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics developed a one-of-a-kind prosthetic tail. The documentary is being sold at but will be available soon at retail outlets nationwide. "We are amazed at how Winter's story has impacted so many people all over the world," said aquarium CEO David Yates. "We hope this documentary reminds people they can do anything they set their mind to." The documentary is presented by Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Gabby Productions, in conjunction with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and Florida Atlantic University.

Homeowners get help with repairs

The Home Repair Program at the Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. assists eligible homeowners with rehabilitating their homes. The property must be either located in Clearwater or in unincorporated Pinellas County. The assistance will be in the form of a deferred payment loan or low-interest loan, depending on the household income. For information, call (727) 442-4155.

Palm Harbor

Go to Norway in your mind

As part of the Armchair Traveler Series, the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., will present "A Glimpse of Norway.'' World travelers will share pictures and tales of their trips to the tourist destinations. The program will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday. For more information, call (727) 784-3332.


Shamrock'n Run set for Friday

The 2009 Shamrock'n Run will be held on Friday at Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. The 5K will be at 7 p.m. and the 1.5K Walk will be at 7:15 p.m. Shortly after the 5K ends, the Clover Kids Fun Run, a short loop near the finish line will be held. Cost is $25 for the 5K; $12 for the walk and $7 for Clover Kids Fun Run. To register, visit Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo, or visit

Tampa Bay area

Got $1,000? Heart Ball is March 21

The 2009 Heart Ball Tampa Bay will feature dinner, entertainment and a live auction at 6 p.m. March 21 at A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. Reservations will be accepted through Monday. Admission is $1,000 for two. Call (727) 563-8112.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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