Be a dolphin docent at new exhibit
Clearwater is looking for volunteers to be "Dolphin Docents" at the recently installed "Clearwater's Dolphins: Pod at Pier 60" exhibition on Clearwater Beach. The dolphins are on display now through Tuesday, Sept. 4. Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts. One to two people are needed per shift. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Volunteers will help keep the public from damaging the dolphins and letting children climb on them. They will also answer questions. The public art project is sponsored by the city and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. The exhibition displays 50 dolphins sponsored by local businesses, organizations and private citizens. Each dolphin was designed and decorated by a local artist. If you're interested in signing up, email [email protected] or call (727) 562-4803.
Motorcyclist thrown, is killed
A Clearwater man died earlier this week after he lost control of his motorcycle while exiting Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg. Randall Dean Shoutd, 46, was headed north on I-275 at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Shoutd left the freeway at 118th Avenue N, but lost control of his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle on the exit ramp, according to troopers. He struck the barrier wall of the ramp and was ejected from the motorcycle, FHP said. He was transported to Bayfront Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Troopers continue to investigate the incident.
Railroad work done; road reopens
Seminole Boulevard between East Bay/West Bay Drive and 8th Avenue reopened Friday evening after the stretch of road was closed for a week to allow CSX to replace a railroad crossing there.
Only Sundays for farmers market
The Palm Harbor Cross Roads Farmers Market has canceled its Wednesday market due to lack of community and vendor support. It will be conducting its long-standing Sunday market as its only weekly event. The Sunday market is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road (at Belcher and Curlew). It has free parking and picnic tables provided under shade trees. Its products include produce, jams, sauces, dried herbs, baked goods, smoked and cured meat, honey, cheese, pasta, nuts, coffee, potted herbs, plants, flowers, seed, artwork and crafts, clothes, toys, home decor, collectibles, dried and silk flowers, and seafood. For information, call (727) 784-9690.