Sunday, May 19, 2013
Safety Harbor is full of awesome yard art. Send us yours and we'll feature it on Safety Harbor Patch.
Tim Thompson, owner of T.J. Mars Salon in downtown Safety Harbor, passed away suddenly on May 8 at the age of 50. Thompson was beloved in the community not only for his haircutting skills but for his larger-than-life personality and willingness to help others. He was also known for the mannequin that stood in front of his Second Street shop, which he often dressed in colorful costumes. This week's installment of 'Yard Art' is in honor of Tim's memory. The mannequin is still outside the shop, but even when it goes away, the fond memories of Thompson will always remain. R.I.P. Tim. Stay connected to your community. Sign up for the free Safety Harbor Patch email newsletter and you won't miss a thing.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Safety Harbor Library welcomes environmental photojournalist, Carlton Ward, Jr., Thursday night as he showcases images from his 1,000 mile journey from Everglades National Park to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The three local artists decided to split the proceeds from the community microfunding event at the Museum and Cultural Center last week.
The FEAST Pinellas event at the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center last week was a true representation of what this community is all about. More than 100 people attended the collaboration between the museum and Creative Pinellas, which was designed to raise money for one of three local artists vying for the money raised through ticket sales and donations. While Laura Kepner’s proposal to bring a writers conference to Safety Harbor garnered the most voter tokens, instead of taking home the lion’s share of the prize money, she and the other two finalists, Heather Richardson and Janet Lee Stinson, agreed beforehand to split the entire pot evenly. “We didn’t want it to be about one project, so we decided to pool all the money,” Kepner …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Laura Dent will operate a mystery dinner theater and walking tour from downtown restaurant Stann’s on 5th.
The history of Safety Harbor has been a hot topic recently, with the renovation of the old museum and the new book being penned by a pair of local writers. Mysteries and ghosts, on the other hand, never go out of style. After all, who doesn’t love solving a good mystery or hearing an engrossing ghost story? Local performer Laura Dent is merging the community’s love of history and mystery in one location, operating a dinner theater and walking tour out of Stann’s on 5th, the downtown dining and entertainment hot spot. “I’ve being doing shows with Yellow Show Productions for more than 11 years, but this is the first time I’ve had this kind of exclusive engagement,” Dent told Patch last week. “It means so much, especially to be able to do …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
One of three local artists will be chosen to have a project financed with help from Creative Pinellas.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Invitations went out to three local organizations to come up with an artistic cover for the Chamber's 2013-14 business directory.
You may or may not have noticed, but the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce is perhaps the only such organization in the Tampa Bay area to sport a work of art on the cover of its directory. In fact, of the 34 directories throughout the state handled by Heron Publishing of Spring Hill, none has a piece of art as its primary cover image, and only a handful use anything other than a photograph of a local landmark. Safety Harbor broke the mold last year, when Chamber official Normajeanne Anderson noticed postcards created by local artist Carol Zieres sitting in the office; the marketing whiz immediately realized the art would make the perfect cover image for the organization's directory. "We had always used photos, like everyone else does," …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The collaborative effort between Creative Pinellas and the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center provides funding and support for emerging artists.
FEAST Pinellas, a microfunding program designed to help support emerging artists in Pinellas County, is coming to Safety Harbor next week. The event, a collaborative effort between Creative Pinellas and the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center, will take place at the museum on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Three local artists will vie for the chance to win the financing in order to help get their proposed projects off the ground: Laura Kepner (writing); Heather Richardson (mosaic art); and Janet Lee Stinson (dance). “FEAST Pinellas is a partnership between Creative Pinellas and the Museum & Cultural Center,” facility director Shannon Shafer told Patch. “It’s another great partnership to support the arts in Safety …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Did you miss the Academy Award Winning movie Lincoln when it played in theaters? Catch a special screening of the film at the Safety Harbor Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Head to the Safety Harbor Public Library April 25 for its fourth national poetry month celebration. Listen to local poets share a favorite poem during an open mic session. Festivities include music, wine and refreshments.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Head to the Safety Harbor Public Library April 28 for a special screening of Peter Jackson’s recently released movie about a reluctant Hobbit. Call the library 727-724-1525, extension 112 for more information about the Safety Harbor Premier Cinema.