Two men found dead; no foul play suspected
Two bodies were found within a block of each other on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard within 24 hours, police reported. But they suspect no foul play and said the cases appeared unrelated. Daniel Vespo Jr., 43, was found dead Sunday morning near the Hooters parking lot at 2800 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Vespo didn't have a known address, Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. Vespo was charged several times previously for sleeping in a right of way, court records show. About 3 a.m. Monday, police were called to 2794 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., where another man was found dead in the wooded area near the road. Officials are withholding the name of the second man until family members can be notified. Completed autopsies of the men don't indicate foul play, Watts said.
Concerts to ring out at bell tower
This summer, Lee Cobb, formerly assistant carillonneur at Bok Tower in Lake Wales, will hold a series of musical performance at the Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater. Cobb, who joined the church staff in May, will perform on the church's carillon, one of only four in the state of Florida. The carillon is made up of 49 bells housed in a 75-foot tower. The shows will take place at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Sunday, Americana Concert; Aug. 9, Folk Songs and Waltzes; and Sept. 13, Familiar Classics: Mozart, Bach, Music for Carillon and a Florida Medley. For information, call (727) 447-3469.
Art center to host miniature show
The 34th International Miniature Art Show, sponsored by the Miniature Art Society of Florida, is scheduled for Jan. 17 through Feb. 7 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. All artists are welcome. No crafts, photography or photographic techniques will be allowed. Projected awards are $15,000. Works are due Oct. 9. For a prospectus, visit the MASF Web site at miniature-art.com or send a No. 10 self-addressed stamped envelope to: MASF Prospectus, 2519 McMullen-Booth Road, Suite 510-252, Clearwater, FL. Registration deadline is Sept. 9.
Brooker Creek volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, to serve as exhibit hall docents. Call 453-6800.