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Clearwater couple mark 50th

In honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, Rich and Esther Morrison of Clearwater celebrated with children and grandchildren at the Olive Garden in Largo.

The Morrisons wed June 6, 1959, at the Bristol Assembly of God Church, Bristol, Pa.

They came here in 1973 from Bristol.

He was employed as service manager for Dimmitt Cadillac of Clearwater.

While in Pennsylvania, she did office work at Philco Corp. Locally, she worked in retail sales in Clearwater.

They are members of Clearwater First Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Morrison likes fishing, bowling, bicycling and wood crafting.

Mrs. Morrison enjoys crafts, reading and making ceramics.

They have two children, and three grandchildren.

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Kelley Nicole Winfrey, daughter of Bruce and Patti Krumeich of Clearwater, and her husband, Gary Michael Winfrey, received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Bradenton's Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine June 7 at the Manatee Convention Center.

Both were also recipients of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award.

Dr. Kelley Winfrey is a graduate of Clearwater High. Both she and her husband received bachelor of science degrees in micro-molecular biology from the University of Central Florida.

The couple will reside in Orlando, where they will perform their internship and residency in family practice at Florida Regional East Hospital.

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Ashley Walsh, daughter of Mike and Cyndi Christman of Clearwater, received her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She was awarded the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society Award for academic performance and dedication to patient care during her senior year.

Walsh and her husband, Sean, are graduates of Palm Harbor University High School. They reside in Gainesville, where she will begin her residency in obstetrics and gynecology this summer.

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The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department presented Marge Fritsch of Holiday with the "Volunteer of the Year Award" at a May 15 luncheon at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Center.

She was honored to receive the award and said, "I just live for Tarpon Springs!"

Fritsch, who served as president of the Tarpon Springs Art Association for 41/2 years, is involved in the annual Fine Arts Festival at Spring Bayou and participates in children's activities at the recreation center. In addition, she is a member of the Music on the Beach Committee and serves as an usher at Tarpon Springs' Cultural Center and Performing Arts Center.

She is also a world traveler and popular artist in the community.

Originally from Boston, she owned a gallery in New Hampshire. After that, she lived in Germany for 10 years until her husband's death seven years ago, when she moved to Tarpon Springs.

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Tap dance students Kristin McCranie, Ashley Caprio, Aubrey Cheek and Jessica Sullivan from the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall have been accepted into the New York Stage's Original Tap Kids Summer Intensive and Showcase, where they will study under the direction of tap dancing legends.

Only 60 tap dancers are selected from across the United States and Canada to participate in this program during the month of July.

All four dancers are members of Hoffman Institute's Rhythm and Sole Tap Ensemble.

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Clearwater couple mark 50th 07/14/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:32pm]
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