Apply by May 7 for SPC dual enrollment

Published April 25, 2007


Pinellas high school students interested in enrolling in St. Petersburg College's Early College Program have to apply by May 7. The dual enrollment program serves about 250 11th- and 12th-graders in North Pinellas. Students must attend an information session in the arts auditorium at the college's Clearwater campus at 2465 Drew St. The remaining sessions are scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Students in the program attend classes at the college's Clearwater campus, but will be eligible to participate in sports and activities at their assigned high school. Upon completion, they will graduate from their assigned high school with a high school diploma and an associate's degree from the college. For more information, call Early College program director Jeff Cesta at 791-5970.


Palm Harbor taste fest needs artist

The GFWC Palm Harbor Junior Women's Club is looking for a local artist to design an image for the 11th annual Taste of Palm Harbor. The winning artist's work will appear in television commercials, on billboards in newspaper advertisements, on posters and clothing. The Taste of Palm Harbor is scheduled for Oct. 7 in historic downtown Palm Harbor. Proceeds support grants and scholarships for local community programs and students. The deadline for submissions is May 31. For details, e-mail PalmHarborWomensClub@hotmail.com or call 727 934-7001.


Bereavement support offered

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast will offer a bereavement support group for people suffering from death-related trauma 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, May 3-June 7, at the hospice's community service center at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Experts have identified five factors that can increase the likelihood of trauma related to the death of a loved one:

- Sudden or unanticipated death.

- Violent death.

- Random or preventable death.

- Multiple deaths.

- A personal encounter with death that was life-threatening to the survivor.

The support group is intended to help people affected by one of these traumas. For more information, call Barb Jiracek at (727) 523-3451 or e-mail barbjiracek@thehospice.org or call Steve McGinley at (727) 523-3449 or e-mail stevemcginley@thehospice.org.


What do you think about jacarandas?

Spring in Pinellas means jacarandas in bloom, and we want to hear your thoughts about these distinctive trees. Let us know if you have a favorite, where it is and what makes it special. Or let us know if you don't like the mess the blossoms leave behind. Later this week, we'll run a photo with your responses. E-mail your nominees and thoughts to northpin@sptimes.com and put "Jacaranda" in the subject line. Please include your name and the town where you live.