Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

Tarpon Springs gets $40,000 grant to support Center for Gulf Coast Folklife

Former Clearwater fire Chief Jamie Geer's alleged victim testifies in his sexual abuse case. 1B

A Largo man shoots and kills his wife and himself in public, one day after a murder-suicide in Palm Harbor. 1A

kidnapping, rapes

raped them and kidnapped one of them.

Tarpon springs

City receives $40,000 grant for folk art

The city of Tarpon Springs has received a $40,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support programs offered by the Center for Gulf Coast Folklife. Tarpon is one of 788 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive such a grant. The funding will support the center's presentation of local, state and regional traditions to the Tampa Bay area. Folk artists, both established and newly documented, will be represented in an exhibit of Latin American folk culture at the Gulf Coast Folklife Gallery. The Folklife Center, located inside the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center at 101 S Pinellas Ave., also will organize several festivals and performances, including the second Gulf Coast Folklife Festival, the Gulf Coast Maritime and Music Festival and Night in the Islands, a monthly Greek music and dance event. It will also offer folklife workshops for local folk arts.

Clearwater

Student law interns sought

Do you know a high school student who might be more motivated to attend college or do better in school if they could experience a quality mentor relationship this summer? The Clearwater Bar Association is holding the 2012 Student Legal Intern Program. To qualify, students must live in or attend school in north Pinellas County and have completed 10th grade but not yet graduated from high school. The six-week program is designed to provide a valuable work experience; to further understanding of the law; and to provide a mentor relationship. The interns will interact with local attorneys, judges, law firms and legal departments. The paid internships will run from June 11 to July 20. Interns will perform numerous duties as they learn the inner workings of law offices, legal departments and the judicial system. Students must submit an application by May 7, along with a school transcript and two letters of recommendation. An essay is also required. Qualifying applicants will be interviewed the week of May 14. Download an application at www.clearwaterbar.org/intern.html or phone (727) 461-4869 to request one.

Dunedin

Bark in the Park set Saturday

On Saturday, the Dunedin Blue Jays will host an annual tradition at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium — Bark in the Park. Fans are invited to bring their dogs to the 6:30 p.m. game against the Tampa Yankees. Tickets are $6 for humans and $3 for dogs. Proceeds of dog tickets will benefit Retired K9 Heroes. For tickets, go to dunedinbluejays.com or call (727) 733-0429.

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