Good for you | by Nova Beall
Dawn Shannon, Dunedin resident and owner of Intuition Salon and Spa in Clearwater, was the colorist and stylist for the cover and feature articles in the issues of both People and Hello!, published Jan. 24 and Jan. 17 respectively.
Both magazines featured the first photos and interviews with Kelly Preston and John Travolta with their baby, Benjamin.
Shannon has been Ms. Preston's hair specialist in Florida for several years. The stylist was contacted in December requesting her services for the special cover issues.
The shoot took place at the Travolta home in Ocala.
"The Travoltas are a great family and I was very saddened when they tragically lost their son," Shannon said. "But they are so happy to have Benjamin in their life now, and using my skills to help highlight that joy and show it to the world has made this extra special for me."
A native of Washington state, Shannon wanted to be a hairstylist since she was a child. She attended Lacey Beauty College while still a senior in high school and received her advanced degree from the Gene Suarez Academy in Seattle. She came to Florida in 1998 and opened her Clearwater salon five years later.
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Clearwater's downtown boat slip project, recently renamed Clearwater Harbor Marina, received a 2010 Recreational Boating Access Award from the Boat Owners Association of the United States. The award was given in recognition of the city's ability to bring boating access to Clearwater that includes 126 permanent slips, more than 1,500 feet of side-by-side tie docks for overnight stays and 650 feet of free "side-tie" dockage for day use.
BoatUS created the award program in 2007 to highlight the successes in protecting water access as boaters and communities were losing marina slips, service yards and boat launching areas. Its goal is to draw national attention to innovative solutions and share success stories so that others might help to solve their own waterway challenges.
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Amy Eiler, daughter of Scott and Karen Eiler of Clearwater, was named to the Cedarville University Dean's List for the 2010 fall semester. Eiler is a senior majoring in theater.
Cedarville University is an accredited, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs located in Cedarville, Ohio. To be named to the Cedarville University Dean's List, a student must earn a 3.5 GPA for the semester and be carrying at least 12 semester hours.
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Brandon L. Vaughan of Belleair made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany, Ga., for the fall 2010 semester.
To qualify for the Merit List, a student must be part time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.