Star Wars' 501st Legion visits All Children's Hospital
Though All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric patients weren't able to attend the premiere of the newest Star Wars movie, members of the 501st Legion Star Wars character troop stopped by to visit. Darth Vader, R2-D2, stormtroopers and other characters visited rooms to cheer up patients and pose for photos during the weekend of the movie's release.
Hreglias celebrate 65th anniversary
Tony and Yolanda Hreglia celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23, 2015. They married in Queens, N.Y., and moved to Pinellas Park in 1998. Both are very involved with the Pinellas Park Senior Center, with Tony leading the Senior Center volunteer program. The two also are active with the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Duke Energy awards grant to Largo parks for interactive display
The Duke Energy Foundation awarded a first-time $30,000 grant to the Friends of the Largo Nature Parks, a nonprofit organization benefiting Largo's Recreation, Parks and Arts Department.
The funds will be used to make improvements to the Narrows Environmental Education Center at George C. McGough Nature Park. The funds will be allocated for a proposed interpretive display called Your Water, Your Life, which will allow visitors to interactively learn how everyday decisions can affect water and environmental quality.
Friends of the Largo Nature Parks and the city were awarded the grant at the January commission meeting.