Simo and Stanislava Radulovich of Tarpon Springs celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday with a dinner party at a local restaurant in the company of friends and family.
The couple married March 5, 1950, in Belgrade, Serbia. Mr. Radulovich, who married at the age of 40, anticipates celebrating his 100th birthday in June.
Before marriage, Mr. Radulovich studied tailoring in Paris and London. After immigrating to this country in 1952, the couple took up residence in Chicago, where he opened Simrad Tailoring, providing tailoring, alterations and dry cleaning. The Raduloviches also owned and managed several properties in the Chicago area.
Mrs. Radulovich learned to speak English assisting in the family business where she organized the dry cleaning and helped with alterations.
The couple built a home here in 1985, and for the next 20 years divided their time between Chicago and Tarpon Springs. They became permanent residents five years ago.
They have been involved in their church community in Chicago as well as locally at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Clearwater.
The Raduloviches love to travel and have vacationed throughout the United States and Europe with their family.
The couple have a son, Milan Radulovich of Palm Harbor; a daughter, Jovanka Radulovich Westbrook of Indianola, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
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George Guyette celebrated his 100th birthday Feb. 23 at Manor Care of Palm Harbor with family and friends.
He was born Feb. 23, 1910, in Dedham, Mass., to Henry Guyette, a shoemaker from Canada, and Louise Davis, a native of England.
After marrying Catherine Eleanor West in her mother's garden, the couple moved to Alexandria, Va., where he worked for the National Chapter of the American Red Cross. They also lived in Maine for a time where they enjoyed camping, golfing and skiing, and were active in summer camp aquatic programs.
He is a Navy veteran of World War II and served as an officer aboard a hospital ship in the Pacific.
Upon retirement, the Guyettes moved to Dunedin to be closer to George's ailing parents, who had moved here when they retired. Mrs. Guyette passed away in 1996.
Mr. Guyette enjoys music and taught himself to play piano and guitar. He also likes to entertain and was part of a barbershop quartet.
The longtime Dunedin resident has no children, but is close to a nephew, Robert West; and a niece, Judy Chaffee.
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Children at Curtis Fundamental Elementary in Dunedin participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event the second week of February during physical education class to raise money for the American Heart Association. Throughout the week they were introduced to a variety of jumps, did some station work, created routines and even had a long and short rope competition.
Each individual student that collected $50 or more earned the opportunity to "slime" the schools' physical education instructors. In total, more than $3,500 in donations was collected.
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Chick-fil-A team members William Garcia of Palm Harbor and Eric Sarlo of Clearwater are the newest recipients of the chain's 37-year old national Leadership Scholarship program.
Garcia received the $1,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A franchise operator Brandon Paulsen at the restaurant at Westfield Countryside Mall. Garcia is the 20th team member from that location to receive the honor. He is studying engineering at St. Petersburg College.
Sarlo received the $1,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A franchise operator Bill Fink at the restaurant in Oldsmar. Sarlo is the fifth team member from that location to receive the honor. He is enrolled at St. Petersburg College.
Chick-fil-A plans to award more than $1.9 million in $1,000 scholarships. In addition, Chick-fil-A annually selects 25 of those 1,900 winners to receive the S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, a second $1,000 scholarship named after the restaurant's founder.
Since the Leadership Scholarship program began in 1973, the chain has awarded scholarships totaling more than $2,513,000 in Florida and more than $25 million nationwide.