Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tarpon Springs show features award-winning Golden Dragon Acrobats


Show features award-winning acrobatics

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent a tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Today Tarpon Springs will host the touring company at 4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. The company features acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques. Tickets are $26 ($23 for members and students). Call (727) 942-5605 or visit


It's time to drop off computers, paints

Pinellas County Utilities will hold a collection for household electronics and chemicals at East Lake High School. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the community can drop off electronics and chemicals at the school, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive. Items may include not only pesticides, paints and automotive fluids, but also fluorescent lights, computers, televisions, ink cartridges and rechargeable household batteries. Call (727) 464-7500.


Volunteers needed for advocacy group

Applications are being accepted for volunteer positions on the Local Advocacy Council, Area 10. The goal of the council, which includes a mental health division and a multiprogram division that reviews complaints and monitors services provided by the state and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, is to ensure that no human rights violations occur. After recommendations by the council, the volunteers are appointed by the governor. For information and to request an application, call the council at (239) 338-3301 or (800) 342-0825.

Help available for hearing impaired

Florida residents with hearing loss may receive amplified telephones and specialized equipment for no cost at the Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay, a provider of free hearing screenings, amplified telephones and other assisting equipment and low-cost hearing aids. The organization also needs volunteers. Call (727) 399-9983.

Group collecting prom dresses

The Gathering of Women is collecting dresses suitable for proms for high school seniors from struggling families. They are also collecting purses, shoes and costume jewelry. They also need mirrors, clothing racks and tailoring services. To donate, call (727) 433-1352 or e-mail or


How did my team do?

For the county prep sports scores and other news, check out

Tarpon Springs show features award-winning Golden Dragon Acrobats 01/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:23am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

    Public Safety

    Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.

    The average American life expectancy grew overall from 2000 to 2015, but that the astounding rise in opioid-related deaths shaved 2.5 months off this improvement, according to a study. [Associated Press]
  2. After Hurricane Irma, Tampa Bay officers headed south to help out

    Public Safety

    When Hurricane Irma was forecast to pummel the Tampa Bay region, Tampa police Cpl. Whitney McCormick was ready for the worst — to lose her home and all of her possessions.

    Tampa International Airport Police Department Sgt. Eric Diaz (left) stands next to Tampa Police Department Cpl. Whitney McCormick at the Collier County Command Post in the days after Hurricane Irma. More than 100 local law enforcement officers traveled from Tampa Bay to help out the county. (Courtesy of Whitney McCormick)
  3. Forecast: Sunny skies, mainly dry conditions continue across Tampa Bay


    For Tampa Bay residents, Wednesday is expected to bring lots of sunshine, lower humidity and little to no storm chances.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  4. Florida education news: Irma makeup days, HB 7069, charter schools and more


    MAKEUP DAYS: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart waives two of the required 180 days of instruction to help districts complete the …

    Education Commissioner Pam Stewart
  5. Rays morning after: At least Archer looked good