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Want to get married at the Clearwater aquarium?


Want a wedding at Clearwater aquarium?

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is giving away a free Valentine's Day wedding package. Couples are invited to enter the Wedding of a Lifetime Contest. The winners will have use of the facility on Feb. 14, including a ceremony on the platform over the main dolphin pool. Interested couples should submit a photo and explanation to [email protected] or call (727) 441-1790, ext. 228. The winning couple will be chosen Jan. 19.

'Grand Night(s) for Singing' arrive

Romantic and fun evenings are in store with the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein at the production of A Grand Night For Singing today through Jan. 18 at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater.Show times 8 p.m. weeknights, 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. For tickets, call (727) 446-1360.

Free workshop to discuss Islam

Farrukh Khan, the associate executive director of the Poblo International Ministries in Dearborn Heights, Mich., will conduct a workshop on Islam at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. The program will discuss the history and teachings of Islam, as well as Islam in America. Registration is required for the free event. Khan will speak at the church's 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Call the church office at (727) 799-3010 or e-mail [email protected]


Two-car collision injures both drivers

A Weeki Wachee man is in fair condition at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa after his car collided Tuesday with a sport utility vehicle at Tampa Road and Commerce Boulevard in Oldsmar. Eric Vanoer, 51, was taken to St. Joseph's with life-threatening injuries after the Honda Accord he was driving struck a Honda Pilot driven by Evelyn Noble, 49, of Clearwater, according to Pinellas County sheriff's deputies. Noble was southbound on Commerce and making a left turn onto Tampa Road when her vehicle was hit. Noble was treated for injuries that weren't life-threatening. Deputies said alcohol was not a factor in the crash, which occurred about 5 p.m. The investigation continues.


Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Helms' first name was misspelled in a story and caption Saturday in the Clearwater and North Pinellas editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

Pinellas deaths

Blomgren, Arthur

Datsko, Elaine B.

Frasch, Charles H.

Gordon, Marcia

Gunderson, Joyce M.

Hannum, Luanna

Harr, John D.

Holcomb, Clifford L.

Huffman, John Ellswroth Jr.

Jones, Rachel

Ketcham, James E. Jr.

Kozak, Dorothy Fern (Wirth)

McCrillus, Dorothy W. "Dottie"

Milliken, Martha Knight

Moore, Maynard "Paul"

Murray, Madeline

PellegattI, Frank

Sutton, Buelah M.

Twomey, Roberta L.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Want to get married at the Clearwater aquarium? 01/07/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 8:25pm]
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