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Dunedin woman celebrates 103 years; Oldsmar Boy Scout Troop 64 plans reunion

Dolores Wolf of Dunedin celebrated her 103rd birthday with family, friends and the staff of Rosewood House II Assisted Living Facility. Entertainers Susan and Suzanne of the group Midlife Crisis sang hits from the 1930s, including Tiny Bubbles, Dolores' favorite.

The former Dolores Killewald was born March 10, 1907, in Mount Clermont, Mich.

She worked 20 years for Commercial State Bank and retired as a bank officer.

A mutual friend introduced her to Reuben "Bub" Wolf at a birthday party. They married in 1931 and spent 66 years together until his death in 1997.

The couple became winter residents of Florida in 1977 and eventually moved to Dunedin's Lake Highlander. After Mr. Wolf's death, she moved to Rosewood House II.

The centenarian-plus exercises daily, plays bingo and horse derby and enjoys good music.

"The key to a long life is to be happy for every day you have and to love and appreciate family and friends," Mrs. Wolf advised, then added, "and most of all, smile."

Mrs. Wolf has a son, James Wolf; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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For her 100th birthday, Dagmar Kronstrand was honored with a party at Comprehensive Healthcare attended by her nephew and Comprehensive residents, staff and department directors.

She was born March 19, 1910, to John R. Eklund and Gunborg Walstrand Eklund in Stockholm, Sweden. She has a sister, Marianne Erickson of Bloomfield, N.J.

A 1924 high school graduate, she worked as a seamstress, retiring in 1964.

In 1945, she wed Peter Kronstrand in Stockholm.

They came to Florida a decade later and moved into a home on Seabreeze Street in Clearwater. Mr. Kronstrand died in 1989.

Mrs. Kronstrand has no children.

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Oldsmar Boy Scout Troop 64 invites any scouts, leaders and their families, and any other volunteers of the troop or pack to come together for a celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17 at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive, Oldsmar.

Reunite with old friends from years past (since 1964), share stories and memories, meet past Eagle Scouts of Troop 64 and enjoy a day of fun.

Register by April 10. Call (813)863-1762 or visit www.oldsmartroop64.org.

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James Lukas McGuire was presented the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on March 13.

As a member of Troop 416, James has held various leadership positions, earned the God and Church designation, as well as 27 merit badges.

To benefit the community, he planned and supervised his Eagle Scout project for the Neighborhood Family Center of Safety Harbor.

The 15-year-old Dunedin High freshman is enrolled in the Academy of Architectural Design.

He is the son of Tim and Margaret McGuire of Palm Harbor.

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Clearwater Fundamental Middle School recently celebrated raising more than $1,600 for the American Heart Association.

The festivities culminated with assistant principal Carolyn Underwood taking a pie in the face from sixth-grader Tiana Fuller, who raised more than $152 in donations. Tiana selflessly donated her own savings to help the charity.

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Dunedin woman celebrates 103 years; Oldsmar Boy Scout Troop 64 plans reunion 03/24/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 5:09pm]
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