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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Apr. 5, 2013 7 years ago

OUR TOWN: Boy Scouts return from 50-mile canoe adventure


PLUS: Ormond painter chosen as a St. Augustine gallery's featured artist; and Memorial Art Museum summer camps announced.


Boy Scouts embark on 50-miles canoe adventure

The Ormond Beach Boy Scouts of American Troop 403 spent their spring break on a five-day, 50-mile canoe and camping trip, down the Suwannee River, from Fargo, Ga., to White Springs.

“For the entire week, we did not see any other people, nor manmade structures,” Phil Carrier, one of the chaperons, said. “We carried all our own food, water and supplies. ... Except for below-freezing nights, the trip was smooth, safe and memorable.”

Eleven scouts, four adults and one mom attended.

Around town ...

Ormond Memorial Art Museum has posted its summer camp schedule, open to kids 6-12. With classes from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, camp programs are listed as follows: “Fashionista” (June 17-21); “Myths, Monsters & Mermaids” (June 24-28); “Fabulous Florida Flora & Fauna (July 8-12); “Rocket Into Space with Aliens” (July-19). Cost: $125 for nonmembers. Call 676-3347.

The art museum has also hired former journalist Kathy Kelly as its communications coordinator.

To sign up for the annual St. Johns River Cleanup, April 20, call 736-5927.

Trish Vevera: Artist of month

Ormond Beach’s Trish Vevera has been chosen as April’s featured artist, at the PASTA Fine Arts Gallery, in St. Augustine. She opened her latest exhibit, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” April 5, and it is set to run until the end of the month.

A member of several regional art groups, Vevera makes rounds from New Smyrna through Flagler County and St. Augustine in order to keep active. And when she’s not painting, she plays golf.

She is also one of 25 artists selected to attend the Winter Park Palosek Paint-Out.


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