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Women's center welcomes newest board member

Published Sep. 9, 2005

Sydni Shollenberger, a public relations consultant in St. Petersburg, has joined the board of the Resource Center for Women in Largo. The center, founded in 1977, serves women in transition throughout Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

Shollenberger brings to the board experience in public relations, political campaigns, government agencies, professional organizations and businesses. She has worked on a cultural arts planning project for the city of St. Petersburg, written a series of articles for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce monthly newspaper and was co-host of a radio program on WJCT-FM, Jacksonville. She is involved in fundraising for the American Lung Association of the Gulf Coast.

The Resource Center for Women is a non-profit, neighborhood based service for women and their families. Services are free and include personal growth, career development counseling and parenting help.

South Greenwood has

its new fishing pier

With cooperation from the Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department, help from the barge crews at Clearwater Marina and assistance in the form of monetary contributions and volunteer work from friends and neighbors in the community, the dream of a fishing pier at Norton Park has become a reality for Clearwater's South Greenwood neighborhood.

The pier project started a couple of years ago. With money made at a series of fish fries and other events earmarked for the construction of a fishing pier, the South Greenwood Neighborhood Association seeded the project with a $1,500 donation.

This along with donations of work, supplies and funds from the city amounting to about $4,500 and volunteer help from many friends and supporters, the pier officially opened a couple of weeks ago.

The lake has been stocked with bass and other game fish to guarantee a summer of happy angling for residents.

Clearwater names

Firefighter of the Year

Lt. Don March of Clearwater Fire and Rescue has been named Firefighter of the Year for 2001. This award, given annually to a firefighter who demonstrates outstanding service in and out of the line of duty, was presented Tuesday at the Fire Department Training Complex on north Belcher Road.

Assigned to Squad 49, which assists firefighters with difficult rescues and responds to all structure fires, March is an 11-year veteran of the Clearwater Fire Department. He was recommended for the annual award by his peers.

In October 1997, March received a commendation for the heroic rescue of a fire victim. He also was commended for extra duties such as modifying fire apparatus, designing and installing computer programs and training personnel in rescue operation procedures. During his off hours, he is a community volunteer.

March is a member of city's nationally recognized technical rescue team which received the quarterly Hurst Corp. "Jaws of Life Rescue of the Year Award." He took part in the difficult rescue for which the award was given to the team, the removal of victims from an overturned vehicle last March.

Couples celebrate their years together

Kalotina and John Mougros of Tarpon Springs recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a small family gathering followed by a family reunion and anniversary party at Louis Pappas Riverside Restaurant, Tarpon Springs.

They were married Jan. 28, 1951, in Kalymnos, Greece and came here in 1971.

In Greece, he was an officer on cargo ships and, locally, he worked in construction for Florida Power Corp. She is a homemaker and seamstress. They have seven children and 17 grandchildren.

They are members of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, and the Kalymnian Society.

Dolores and Kenneth Donovan of Clearwater recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children at Carlouel Yacht Club on Clearwater Beach. They were married Feb. 23, 1951 in Chicago and came here in 1958 from Chicago.

They made their living in land investments and recreational vehicle park developments and enjoy travel and boating. They are members of St. Brendan Catholic Church, Clearwater.

Jerri and Dave Brooks of Clearwater recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a party given by their four children. They also celebrated with a cruise to Nassau and Cocoa Cay. They were married Feb. 10, 1951 in Lake Worth.

They first came to Florida in 1963 from Denville, N.J. They moved in 1977 to New Brighton, Minn., and returned to Clearwater in 1979. They have two sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren.