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|Topic : "How I look at Florida culture"
Jeff Klinkenberg is
the highly acclaimed former Florida culture writer for the Tampa Bay
Times and the author of several collections of book essays, including
"Alligators in B-Flat."
For additional information on Jeff Klinkenberg visit his website: http://www.jeffklinkenberg.com/
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|Topic: The Iconic Blue Seminole Water Tower
you've ever seen Seminole's iconic landmark - our beautiful Blue Water
Tower "Birdcage" - you've seen Tom Stovall's artwork. Tom will join us
to discuss his large scale artwork seen throughout the St. Petersburge
Tom Stovall studied and received his Masters
of Liberal Arts at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Tom
also attended UCLA Film School and Eckerd College.
|Topic: “All you need is One.”
all started with just "one dollar"... And that one dollar leased an old
abandoned waste treatment plant which became the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium and ultimately generated over $2.1 billion dollars for Pinellas
County following the two major motion pictures. Tom Orr was
instrumental in the creation of the Clearwater Marine Acquarium and the
two Winter "Dolphin Tale" movies. Rumor has it that Harry Connick, Jr.,
looks and acts a lot like the real world Tom Orr!
Board Member, Former Chairman
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium
|Topic: Lake Seminole - How it Came About and Current Restoration Efforts
focus on the creation of Lake Seminole in the 1940’s (why it was
created, what was done, etc.), later modifications to the original
design of the lake, water quality issues on the lake, and restoration
projects since the late 1980’s, including an overview of recent large
scale projects focusing on stormwater retrofits and the soon to be
starting Lake-wide dredge project.
Robert Burnes, M.S., M.A.S., ENV-SP
Senior Environmental Scientist
Pinellas County Environmental Management
|The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is truly a unique place that has firmly established itself as a Central Florida attraction.
on the Sanctuary grounds is the DR. Marie L. Farr Avian Hospital. The
hospital's team of dedicated and experienced staff and volunteer members
diagnose and treat thousands of sick, injured, and orphaned birds that
are admitted to the Sanctuary hospital each year.
Seabird Sanctuary relies on the help of volunteers, the Sanctuary is
staffed by a small group of dedicated, experienced professionals who all
share a common interest... love and compassion for the birds that they
|Topic - Cypress Gardens: America's Tropical Wonderland
Dick Pope transformed the swampland on the edge of Lake Eloise in
Winter Haven into Cypress Gardens, he created an attraction that would
become world famous, and in the process, cemented Florida’s reputation
as the land of sun and fun. He achieved these feats with the unlikely
combination of flowers, water skiers and Southern Belles. Lu Vickers’
talk on Cypress Gardens will feature a slide show of vintage photographs
from the Garden’s archives that will take the audience on a journey
through Cypress Garden’s history from the 1930s to 2009 when it was sold
to Legoland. Vickers will discuss the creation of the world famous
waterski show, the Gardens, and the iconic Southern Belles, and will
explain how Dick Pope, Cypress Garden’s flamboyant owner, became known
as the “Man who Invented Florida.”
The Seminole Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 7652
Seminole, FL 33775
We are located at the
Seminole City Park
7464 Ridge Rd
Seminole, FL 33772
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