Clearwater Sun reunion seeks former employees
Planning is underway for a spring reunion of former Clearwater Sun employees. The planning committee is attempting to contact anyone who worked in any department at the former newspaper. Anyone who is a former employee — or anyone who knows someone who may have worked there — is asked to provide email addresses for news and updates about the reunion plans. The email addresses will not be shared and will be used only for reunion news. Anyone who wants to be included or knows how to reach former Sun employees should submit names and email addresses to email@example.com (Dorothy Smiljanich), firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Keyser) or email@example.com (Ron Stuart).
Big, Little Brother and Sister of the Year for Tampa Bay recognized
Big Brother Chris Butler of Largo and his Little Brother Elgin, who have been matched for more than five years, have been named the Big Brother and Little Brother of the Year for Big Brother Big Sister of Tampa Bay, the nation's fourth largest BBBS agency representing Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Citrus, Hernando and Sumter counties. Big Sister Roxanne Connor of Safety Harbor and her Little Sister Megan, who have been matched in the school-based program at Eisenhower Elementary School in Clearwater for the past three years, have been named the Big Sister and Little Sister of the Year. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are adult volunteers who are matched with children facing adversity (called "Littles") for professionally supported one-on-one mentoring. Last year BBBS Tampa Bay matched more than 2,850 children with caring, positive role models. The honorees are now eligible to compete for Florida's Bigs and Littles of the Year, which will be determined later this year.
First United Methodist Church hosts Valentine's Concert
Tom Bowers, a soloist at First United Methodist Church, performed at the 13th Annual "Arts from the Heart" Valentine Concert at First United Methodist Clearwater.