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60-year love story began in Brooklyn

Frank and Pat Jones of Clearwater celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a visit from their granddaughter and her husband, who flew in from South Carolina, then with extended family who gathered for dinner at Alfano's in Clearwater.

The couple married Oct. 16, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y. They came here in 1984 from Garden City, N.J.

He was a business owner. She worked in real estate as a secretary.

He is a member of the Clearwater Duplicate Bridge Club. She belongs to the Coachman Ridge Bunko Club and also plays bridge.

They are members of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater.

The couple have a daughter, Patti Jones Larkin; and a granddaughter, Katie Larkin Tarr.

Caribbean cruise marks anniversary

Norm and Bonnie Welsh of Dunedin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with extended family on a Caribbean cruise.

The couple married Oct. 26, 1958, in Ogallala, Neb.

They came to Dunedin in 1978 from Bloomington, Minn.

He worked many years for Sperry Univac (later Unysis) in Minnesota and Florida before starting a new career as a property manager.

After raising three children, she worked in a variety of professional positions before joining her husband in property management.

They are 30-year members of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Dunedin.

Since retiring in 2005 to see North America in a 40-foot motorhome, they have logged tens of thousands of miles, traveled to nearly all 50 states and parts of Canada, and visited friends and family along the way. They plan on continuing their cross-country travels. The couple have three children and six grandchildren.

Largo couple has golden anniversary

Donald and Shirley Maceina of Largo were married in Paterson, N.J., on Oct. 29, 1958.

He worked in die cast manufacturing. She was a homemaker and also worked in health care.

They came here in 1978 from Wanaque, N.J.

The couple has five children and two grandchildren.

Educators get water management grants

The Southwest Florida Water Management District awarded "Splash" minigrants to 12 educators in North Pinellas to promote hands-on water resources education that teaches students about their local watersheds and water resources.

The minigrants provide up to $5,000 per school on a reimbursement basis only and are available to public, private and home school teachers.

The winners are Nickie Contreras and Jessica Clements, both of Academie Da Vinci, Dunedin; Tony Atherholt, Countryside High, Clearwater; Leslie Pohley, Largo Middle; Susan Carney, Ozona Elementary; Suzanne Mizzi and Cindy Barber, both of Pinellas Preparatory Academy, Largo; Barbara Gurian, Plumb Elementary, Clearwater; Susan Manche, Skycrest Elementary, Clearwater; Bernadette Ahearn, Sutherland Elementary, Palm Harbor; Linda Jordan, Indian Rocks Christian, Largo; and Bianca Ramos, Palm Harbor Montessori Academy.

Eight-grader wins essay contest

Alex Follo, an eighth-grader at Carwise Middle School in Palm Harbor, recently won first place for grades 6-8 in an essay contest sponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind, the world's largest company devoted solely to researching, developing and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired.

For describing how the company's products have made an impact on his life, the 14-year old was awarded a $750 gift certificate and honored at the company's 150th anniversary commemorative dinner in Louisville, Ky.

Alex is the son of John and Tammy Follo of Palm Harbor.

60-year love story began in Brooklyn 10/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:45pm]
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