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VIEWPOINTSTom GermondColumnist has some issues with komodo dragons and legislators. ... Page 15A.COMMUNITYResidents seek help with lightsSome residents living in unincorporated Seminole want Pinellas County Commissioners to help them get a neighborhood lighted district. The price staff initially quoted the neighborhood to get it done is now substantially higher. They want some relief. Dianne Bosker told commissioners that due to health and safety reasons, residents paid to put up five light poles years ago. ... Page 7A. City OKs water runoff agreement By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE The boundaries of responsibility for cleaning up storm water run-off into Lake Seminole will be defined more closely in an interlocal agreement between the city and Pinellas County. City councilors voted unanimously Dec. 6 to approve the agreement, which specifies joint control of pollutants in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program. City Manager Frank Edmunds explained that the city has been involved in NPDES issues for some time and federal regulations will require more governmental involvement in years to come. Edmunds said all but one of the municipalities in Pinellas County is a co-holder for a discharge permit with Pinellas County and the Florida Department of Transportation. Weve all come together to try to address the pollutant discharge into our waterways, said Edmunds. This particular agreement points out each party and we will be responsible for our own discharge points. Edmunds said because Seminole Boulevard is a FDOT roadway, catch basins that discharge into Lake Seminole would be the responsibility of the state. Whereas, a side street where we may have catch basins that gather up rain water and discharge it into a body of water, we will be responsible for the pollutants in those systems, Edmunds said. The bad news is in the future its going to be rather costly to do what is expected of us. But in order to have clean, clear waterways, its our responsibility to make sure discharges meet federal standards. An alum treatment facility is currently under construction by the county on the west side of Lake Seminole. Catch basins from the west side Features Business . . . . . . . . . .14A Classieds . . . . . . . . .6-9B Community . . . . . .3, 6-7, 13A County . . . . . . . . . . . .2A Entertainment . . . . .1, 3-5, 10B Faith & Family . . . . . . . .12A Health & Fitness . . . . . . .16A Just for Fun . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .10A Pets of the Week . . . . . . .17A Police Beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .8A Sports . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .15A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising COUNTYClearwater Beach post office closingThe U.S. Postal Service will close the Clearwater Beach Station, located at 45 Causeway Blvd. in Clearwater, on Jan. 20. The station will close due to an emergency suspension because of a lease expiration. The lease agreement expires on Jan. 31 and will not be renewed. ... Page 3A.Fresh produce giveaway slatedState Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, is partnering with other members of the Pinellas Legislative Delegation and Farm Share to give away fresh produce on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at two Pinellas County locations. Scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Latvala will be at the England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park, 5121 80th Ave. N. The second site is Oldsmar Cares at the Community United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave. E. in Oldsmar, noon to 1:30 p.m. Free produce is available to the public while supplies last at both locations. ... Page 3A.POLICEMan charged with attempted murderA 34-year-old Seminole man was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his parents and himself just after midnight Dec. 8 in their home in unincorporated Seminole. ... Page 5A.Woman arrested for skinny dippingAn intoxicated skinny dipper was arrested at 12:56 p.m. on Dec. 9, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook posting. Michelle Meddock, 37, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged with exposure of sexual organs for swimming naked at Clearwater Beach. ... Page 5A.Artificial lawn causes a stir in ClearwaterMeantime, Alvin and the Chipmunks get Chipwrecked on an island. ... See page 1B.Downey, Law star in Sherlock Holmes latest adventure Volume XXXIII,No. 37 December 15, 2011 www.TBNweekly.com 11311727-725-1052 2547 Countryside Blvd. #5 www.CustomHairTampa.com Fighting Breast Cancer 1 step at a timeTrade-in sale $50 OFFAny New WigCustom Hair & Wigs 13611 Park Blvd. Suite G, Seminole 369-8299120811Nadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A. Where your changes your life. Our Family Wishing Your Family Happy Holidays! 121511 By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE Thanks to a new campaign involving six local elementary schools, a reading program offered by Kiwanis of Seminole Breakfast is back on solid footing. The club recently instituted its Just 1 Book campaign at Anona, Bauder, Oakhurst, Orange Grove, Seminole and Starkey elementary schools, which involves students donating a book suitable for younger readers. The club, in turn, uses the books to read to preschool youngsters throughout south Pinellas County as part of its Reading is Fundamental program. The children that are read to get to keep the books for future use, in an effort to encourage reading. We used to have a book broker (Seashellbooks.com) that we bought books from, said Lee Walters, secretary of the club. But they went out of business. That forced the club to think of an alternative means getting the necessary 125 to 150 books per month necessary. Were very optimistic, said Walters. This could become an annual thing. A recent book collection at Starkey Elementary netted the club about 720 books, Walters said. The concept was invented by 10year-old Sarah DeWitz of Orlando, who has gotten over 60,000 books for an Orlando Kiwanis club over the last three years. Walters said the club could use additional story readers, who are asked to donate about three hours per month for the cause. For further information, call Walters at 319-8343.Kiwanis Club campaign targets book donations Photo by BOB McCLUREKiwanis of Seminole Breakfast recently had about 720 books donated at Starkey Elementary School to its Reading is Fundamental program. In front, from left, are Ramone Smith, Daydriona Scott and Alize Soper. In the back row are Mack Graves, who started the program locally; Tyler Thompson, Jaida Hodge, Kyleigh Hazelwood, Nicholas Torres, club member Lee Walters and Andrea Wilkins, faculty coordinator at Starkey.Deal specifies joint control of pollutants into Lake Seminole Plantamura qualifies for electionSEMINOLE City Councilor Patricia Plantamura last week became the first candidate to qualify for the citys municipal election on March 13. Two council seats will be open for election in Seminole for a term of three years and seven months. Qualifying continues through Dec. 19. I am humbled by the number of people who urged me to run for another term, said Plantamura. Its an honor to be able to serve my community on council, and I pledge to continue to work my hardest to help make Seminole an even better city for all. A former police officer and teacher, Plantamura won the most votes among the councilors elected in Seminoles 2009 race. She is also a member of the energy, environment and natural resources steering committee for the National League of Cities. Patricia Plantamura See COUNCIL, page 4A Winterfest fun Above: Morgan Amaral, 7, of Pinellas Park takes a ride down snow mountain during the city of Seminoles annual Winterfest celebration Dec. 9 at the Seminole Recreation Center. Above right: Children had plenty to ask for from Santa Claus. Right: An arts and crafts area was a big hit with youngsters. Left: Festive decorations were in abundance.Photos by BOB McCLURENew ordinance makes it OK ... See page 2A.

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If they remove the structures and site improvements that are on the site, they would have to comply with the current code which would not permit a drive-thru, Klute said. The West Bay Drive plan approved in 2002 assumed that redevelopment of the downtown would be like a traditional downtown with storefronts, and drive-thrus would be incompatible. The existing McDonalds, which has a drive-thru, was built before the 2002 West Bay Plan was adopted. Consequently, it has been allowed to operate because of grandfather provisions in the city codes. The current West Bay Drive plan foresees more variety of development. City officials said that if a restaurant drive-thru is well designed, does not take up space between the building and the street where pedestrians should be given priority and provides appropriate buffers to nearby residences, there is no reason to prohibit them. Other cities in Pinellas County allow drive-thrus in their downtown areas through conditional uses. The city of St. Petersburg allows them in six of seven redevelopment areas. Tarpon Springs and Clearwater also have provisions allowing them.Deteriorating Belleair infrastructure to get repairsBELLEAIR Residents of Pineland and Palm avenues in Belleair will no doubt be pleased to hear that the Town Commission is poised to move ahead with the repaving of both those streets. At its Dec. 6 workshop, the commission heard plans for a new procedure to be used to resurface those streets. Its called full depth reclamation, and what it means essentially is that the old pavement which is there now will be completely taken up, ground up and mixed with an emulsion then put back on the streets as a base, without ever leaving the area. Then new pavement will be laid on top of that. Public Works Director Perry Lopez presented the plan to the commission and indicated that the city of Dunedin has used the process and he is impressed with it. The total cost of the project will be just under $358,000. The commission is expected to give its final approval for the project at its regular meeting on Dec. 20. Also expected to receive approval is a recommendation by staff that engineering work for the reconstruction of the Coe Road project be approved. The work would include parts or all of Flamingo Drive, Alexander Road and Gallinule Place. The study is to investigate the need to resurface those roads, deal with storm water inefficiencies and replace curb and gutters and utilities in the area. The cost of the engineering study would be $63,000 and would tie in with the already approved Druid Road study. The cost of that is $166,900. Brian GoffClearwater ducks decision on artificial lawnsCLEARWATER When 55-year-old nurse Carol Korotkow installed an artificial lawn at her Spencer Avenue home last summer, she never dreamed that she would start a turf war that would have citywide ramifications that are still not settled. A neighbor complained about Korotkows recycled plastic lawn, which had been installed without the requisite permit, and a city inspector found that it did indeed violate a city ordinance that requires lawns to be maintained in a healthy live condition. Korotkow was facing fines of $100 a day until she tore out her $3,300 lawn. But that seemed like a harsh penalty for a relatively minor infraction. So on July 21, the City Council directed its planning and development department staff to study statewide and nationwide ordinances regarding artificial lawns and consider revising Clearwaters ordinance to allow artificial lawns that meet certain criteria. The staff drafted a proposed amendment that would allow artificial turf with green lifelike blades but would prohibit rubber infill for artificial turf except on playgrounds or athletic fields. An earlier version, which would have prohibited artificial turf on Sand Key, Clearwater Beach and Island Estates, was modified to allow artificial turf in those locations as long as it didnt have rubber infill, even on playgrounds or athletic fields. The citys environmental advisory board and the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition threw their support behind the proposed revisions and on Dec. 1, the revisions were presented to the City Council so it could instruct staff how to proceed. Synthetic grass certainly has a place within Clearwaters vision for a sustainable future, Korotkow told the council. This is not a health and safety issue, conservative activist Joe Paige added. This is an aesthetics issue, and the City Council has no business dictating what should be considered attractive and what should be considered ugly. But Mayor Frank Hibbard had his doubts about allowing artificial lawns. My biggest concern is the enforcement, Hibbard said, adding that the citys code enforcement staff is already stretched almost to the breaking point. He also worried that rainwater might pool up on the artificial turf, instead of soaking into the ground and that the turf might pollute the groundwater with toxins. And he wondered who would pay to replace the artificial turf between the sidewalk and the street if it had to be torn up for utilities repairs. The discussion bifurcated into two distinct subjects: The short-term question of what to do about Korotkows illegal lawn, and the longer-term question of whether to allow artificial lawns in Clearwater. But the council adopted an alternative suggested by Michael Delk, the citys planning director. By a unanimous vote, the council members agreed to close the Korotkow case without forcing her to pay a fine or remove her artificial lawn. They agreed to postpone the larger question of whether to allow artificial lawns in Clearwater until next February, when Mayor Hibbard and Councilman John Doran will have been term-limited out of office and their replacements will have been sworn in. Lester R. Dailey

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Customers with PO Boxes will keep the same PO Box addresses they had at the Clearwater Beach Station. PO Box fees will remain the same. Hours of operation at the Cleveland Station are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mail delivery to customers residences and businesses will not change. Customers with notices to pick up mail or packages will pick up their mail at the Cleveland Station location beginning Jan. 23. First-class mail has dropped 27 percent and the Postal Service lost nearly $6 billion in fiscal year 2010. The Postal Service is reviewing post offices for possible consolidations and closings to reduce the size of its national retail network. The Clearwater Beach Station was under review for possible closure, as part of the Postal Services retail optimization initiative. The lease expiration resulted in an emergency suspension and the need to close the facility. Customers in Clearwater Beach may purchase stamps, mail packages and conduct other Postal Service business at the Beach Print Shack Contract Postal Unit, 241 Windward Passage, Suite A in Clearwater Beach, without crossing the causeway. The CPU sells stamps and services at the same prices available at the Post Office. The CPU is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Customers also can mail packages, purchase stamps and conduct other Postal business online at www.usps.com. Stamps are also available at many local retail stores. Clearwater Beach Station PO Box customers will receive notifications of the closing and a notice will be posted in the lobby.Annual produce giveaway scheduledST. PETERSBURG State Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, is partnering with other members of the Pinellas Legislative Delegation and Farm Share to give away fresh produce on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at two Pinellas County locations. Scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Latvala will be at the England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park, 5121 80th Ave. N. The second site is Oldsmar Cares at the Community United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave. E. in Oldsmar, noon to 1:30 p.m. Free produce is available to the public while supplies last at both locations. Farm Share is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the distribution of nutritious foods to those in need. It serves as a link between farmers with surplus produce and social service agencies in Florida and the southeastern United States. When Latvala served in the Florida Senate from 1994-2002, he initiated Farm Share Free Produce distributions in West Pasco and north Pinellas. The senator had a successful giveaway during the 2010 Thanksgiving week in Safety Harbor and in the Lealman community. For more information, call Latvalas office at 556-6500.County briefs Santa sighting Photo courtesy of CRUISE HOLIDAYSSanta Claus keeps popping up all over the place. This week the mysterious but jolly old guy showed up at Cruise Holidays, 13031 Park Blvd. After chatting with the staff and sipping on some hot chocolate, he was on his way to other destinations. Where will he show up next? Its anybodys guess.

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4A SEB Beacon, December 15, 2011of the lake will drain into it before the water is reclaimed into the lake, Edmunds said. In other action, councilors: Passed a resolution supporting the efforts of Pinellas County to provide a future EMS system that is effective, efficient, provides equity to all service providers and is more accountable to the taxpayers of Pinellas County. Councilor Leslie Waters said the resolution is important. Im glad we put it together, she said. It sends a message of our support for dual service (using Sunstar Paramedics for transportation and fire rescue personnel for first response). Approved the sale of beer and wine by a Seminole-based nonprofit group during the 2012 Pow Wow Festival. COUNCIL, from page 1A Too tempting Photo by JIM LAYFIELDKay Wade of Seminole and Rich Wilson of Safety Harbor try the chocolate fountain at the Death by Chocolate event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Largo and held at the Largo Cultural Center Dec. 2. The event is the clubs largest fundraiser.Madeira Beach finalizes contract of city manager By WAYNE AYERSMADEIRA BEACH The citys fourth attempt to hire a new manager has been successful. Final negotiations with Shane Crawford, currently deputy administrator of Walworth County, Wis., were held by telephone at a special commission meeting on Dec. 7, with Crawford agreeing to begin work on Jan. 16. Crawford will be paid $117,000 a year, the same as he is making on his current job. His salary will be somewhat more than the $100,000 offered to Scott Sundermeier, the last candidate the commission had sought to hire. Former City Manager W.D. Higginbotham was paid $92,000 a year. With Crawford filling the dual position of city manager/public works director, the city will be saving $65,000 compared to the combined salaries paid Higginbotham and former public works director Michael Maxemow ($90,000). Mayor Travis Palladeno said in an interview following Crawfords hire that he felt the new city manager was worth the wait, and added the bringing in of an outside recruiter paid off. Crawford was hired with the assistance of recruiter Colin Baenziger and Associates, a service that cost the city an additional $20,000. The previous candidates were located by commission members and then-Human Resources Manager Deborah Cline. Palladeno said he spent a day with Crawford recently, showing him around Madeira Beach and talking over issues facing the city. I found his excitement for the city, and his fresh ideas for making government more effective, to be outstanding, Palladeno said. He praised Crawford for offering approaches that will make us more efficient and save the city money. Palladeno said he views Crawford as a leader with qualities similar to city attorney Thomas Trask. He will tell us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear, Palladeno said. Crawfords first priorities when he begins work in January will be evaluating the city employees and getting major infrastructure projects under way, he said. We need to know where everybody is going to fit in the plan to take Madeira Beach to the next level, and to get started with our street resurfacing, stormwater and other capital improvement projects, Palladeno said. The new manager is due to play a much larger than usual role in shaping city government. The finance director, community services director, human resources manager, city clerk, and fire chief have left in recent months. Various combinations of jobs have been mentioned. Crawford will have the opportunity to make a number of personnel and job classification decisions not normally available to incoming city managers. City Clerk Ginger Stilton was hired several months ago, and Palladeno indicated the new finance director will be Wayne Shirley, who has been assisting the city with financial issues. The other positions remain open. The opportunities also come with challenges. In turning down the city manager position in August, Sundermeier cited the significant challenges and scope of work the position will require. That is, essentially rebuilding the professional infrastructure of the organization, managing needs and priorities of the commission and community, working closely with the commission to establish positive direction, rebuilding employee morale, and directing the public works department. Though the current City Commission appears enthusiastic and supportive of Crawfords hiring, a move to possibly recall two city commissioners was recently announced by a group of citizens. The chairman of the group seeking the recall claims all the good people have left the city administration and taxes may have to be raised because of bad decisions. Crawford, according to the recruiter, sees the Madeira Beach job as an opportunity to tackle new and exciting challenges. (Crawford) realizes much is expected and that he will have a very small staff but that is what excites him. He feels some structural change will be necessary and some streamlining will need to take place, but he is ready to do that, an associate of the recruiting firm said in evaluating Crawford. Palladeno said the city is getting on the right track, going in the right direction, and Crawford is the perfect leader to take us there.Treasure Island picks owners engineer By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND City leaders took the first step toward the replacement of two bridges Dec. 6 by approving up to $407,846 for a Tampa consulting engineering firm to act as owners engineer on the projects. City Commissioners voted unanimously during a workshop to let E.C. Driver and Associates act in a consulting role on the replacement of the Isle of Palms and Capri bridges two projects estimated to cost $3.95 million. Our primary purpose is to act as an extension of the city staff and provide technical expertise, said Jim Phillips of E.C. Driver. This would include issues that have to be resolved, tight restraints and power lines overhead. The city has decided to use a design-build approach to the two jobs. Under this approach, E.C. Driver will develop preliminary design criteria. E.C. Driver, the firm that designed and constructed the citys new bascule bridge, will select a designbuild contractor, which will complete the final design and construct the bridges within a specified time. Public Works Director Jim Murphy said this method is more cost-effective and is expected to result in a quicker completion than a design-bid-build approach. If the two bridges are built concurrently, the targeted completion date is April 30, 2013. If the two bridges are built consecutively, the projected finish is July 31, 2013. Construction would begin in early November 2012. Commissioner Phil Collins expressed concern over traffic schemes during the construction. Phillips said in each case, there would be singlelane traffic using a temporary traffic light. I think traffic management will be paramount, Collins said. Nobody is going to want to sit at a red light when theres no traffic coming from the opposite direction. City Manager Reid Silverboard explained that utility cables that span the current bridges would have to be removed before construction can begin and placed underground. Commissioner Gail Caldwell said she hoped both bridges would each have one safe, wider sidewalk, as opposed to two narrow sidewalks as one of the two bridges currently has. In other action, commissioners: Decided to move forward on a single-stream recycling program that would allow residents to put all recycleables in the same recycling container. The city would also continue the use of its four recycling centers for residents who do not have curbside pickup. The citys current contract with Waste Management ends March 12. The bid process on a new contract is expected to begin soon. Passed a resolution approving an interlocal agreement with Pinellas County for joint control of pollutants that empty into public waterways. Approved $43,821.93 from the balance of the citys federal bridge funds to hire Seagrass Recovery Inc. to repair a seagrass bed near the bascule bridge. Seagrass Recovery specializes in repairing prop cars using a sediment tube technology.End of an eraFant ends long career as TI fire chief Photo by BOB McCLURETreasure Island Fire Chief Charlie Fant is retiring Jan. 3. By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND Charlie Fant still vividly recalls his high school days when he and his buddy, Tom Dusil, used to chase Treasure Island fire trucks to their destination. It was the beginning of what eventually became a stellar 41year fire rescue career with the city of Treasure Island, which will come to end on Jan. 3 when he retires. Im looking forward to off-loading some of the responsibility, said Fant, the son of former Treasure Island Mayor Julian Fant. Im ready. Hopefully Im going out on a positive note. Hell be missed, said City Manager Reid Silverboard. He served as interim city manager (in 2004 and 2007) much longer than he wanted to. I know I will certainly miss him. City Commissioners Phil Collins and Gail Caldwell also expressed similar sentiments at a Dec. 6 City Commission meeting. I feel sad to see him go, said Collins. I offer my congratulations to Mr. Fant, said Caldwell. He and his family are fixtures in our community. A big thanks to Charlie Fant, said Mayor Bob Minning. Shortly after those early years as a fire engine chaser, Fant and Dusil became volunteers for the fire department. Back in those days, the citys fire department was staffed by one full-time firefighter per shift who was aided by the chief and community volunteers when an emergency surfaced. Two years later, at age 20, Fant was hired on a part-time basis. Then, in late September or early October of 1972, the department went from one (firefighter) per shift to three and (Dusil) and I went full time, Fant said. That boosted the department from three members to nine with a chief. At the same time, the position of fire lieutenant was created to supervise each of the three shifts. Fant was selected as one of those three. Eight years later, at age 28, he was named fire chief by former city manager Pete Lombardi. Weve been pretty stable and consistent all along, Fant said. Thats why Ive stayed. Its a nice community to live and work in, he added. I can be out in front of the station and when people come by, they wave. I like that aspect of it. During his early years, Fant was on the edge of EMT training and was a member of one of the first classes at St. Petersburg Junior College to certify emergency medical technicians. His class was No. 1 at the Pinellas County Fire Academy in the summer of 1972 and he was among the first few hundreds of firefighters that came on the job at the time in Florida that became certified firefighters. During his early years, Treasure Island was also on the cusp of advanced life support procedures. We were the first ALS providers in Pinellas and one of the first in the state of Florida, Fant said. We had a hospitalbased radio and could talk directly with the hospital staff as we were transporting a patient, just like on the television show Emergency. Fant also saw the implementation of the countys 911 system, which started in the mid-1970s and culminated with the opening of the countys 911 communications center in the late 1980s. Other firsts attributed to Fant and the Treasure Island Fire Department include: First use in the county of blue highway reflectors to indicate a fire hydrant. First use in the county of a keybox system for access to condos and high-rise residences, First to coordinate staffing, equipment and budgets after countywide EMS service was approved in 1980. Fant was also part of the Pinellas County Fire Chiefs Association committee in 1986 that developed an automatic aid agreement with the countys 18 fire departments to provide backup service to a primary responder. Under terms of the agreement, the closest available units respond. A fire in Treasure Island would draw four firefighters and an engine from the city, as well as two pumpers and a pair of ladder trucks from adjoining communities. As an emergency manager, Fant has had his share of cats up a tree, dogs in the bay and even a bird stuck in a chimney. But one incident sticks in his mind. It occurred in early 1973 when four women from Canada were lifted up in a car on the Treasure Island Causeway bridge. The gate went down, the driver panicked and hit the gas, then backed up and the front wheels went off the edge. The bridge was at a 45-degree angle when the bridge tender got it stopped, said Fant. We stabilized the car and then brought in a snorkel truck to take the ladies out of the car and transport them to the hospital. There were no injuries. There were a couple of plane crashes one in Boca Ciega Bay off the Isle of Palms in the early 1990s that killed four passengers on board and another off the beach that killed the pilot. Through the years, Fant said, the city has experienced only three fire-related deaths. But the worse fires did not claim any lives, he said. Fant still recalls an early morning blaze on the south end of Sunset Beach in 1994 when a small cottage caught on fire and it spread to two adjoining homes. Units from eight different departments and 50 firefighters responded to keep it from spreading further, said Fant, And we did. So what will he miss most? Chasing the fire truck, Fant said. When you do it for 41 years, its hard to break from it. But Ive got plenty of things to do. Im just not doing this any more. Dental aid Photo courtesy of DR. THOMAS KAINEGDr. Thomas Kaineg, a Seminole orthodontist, and his wife Susan distribute dental and school supplies to children in the village of Tamshiyacu, Peru, during a trip to the headwaters of the Amazon River last month. The couple brought toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to the children, who did not have any previous dental supplies. Kaineg said he was most impressed with the hardiness and cheerful attitude of the people. He previously went on a mission to Peru to perform dental work on patients with cleft palate problems.

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According to Pinellas County sheriffs robbery/homicide detectives, Phillip Miller, 63, and Nancy Miller, 61, told detectives they were sleeping when their son, Jason Alan Miller, 34, entered their bedroom and began to stab them. Nancy Miller was able to escape the attack long enough to call 911 from her cell phone. Phillip and Nancy suffered multiple stab wounds to the upper torsos. They underwent surgery and are now reportedly in stable condition. Their son, Jason, suffered a single stab wound to his upper torso, which detectives say was possibly self-inflicted, and is expected to recover. He was arrested for two counts of attempted first-degree murder. According to the victims, the motive for the attack is still undetermined. The investigation continues. Bond was set at $1 million. Men arrested for storage burglariesDUNEDIN Two men were arrested Dec. 6 in connection with recent burglaries of more than 100 storage units in Clearwater and Dunedin. Noah Andrew Dutton, 30, a transient, was arrested for one count of burglary, one count of grand theft and one count of dealing in stolen property. Carlton Strawderman, 28, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of grand theft auto and violation of probation from a carjacking in Virginia. Additional charges are pending for both men. According to Pinellas County sheriffs detectives, between late November and December, there have been 123 burglaries to storage units at the Main Street Storage in Dunedin and the Tropicana Storage complex in Clearwater. Working with one of the victims in the investigation, Sheila Annel, 40, of Dunedin, detectives were able to track a rare and valuable 1800s large Music Box to a local antique shop where Dutton had recently attempted to sell the box. Detectives then began to watch Dutton and, on Dec. 6, pulled him over in traffic and found a music box in the back seat of his vehicle. The box was positively identified as the one stolen from Annels storage unit. Dutton told detectives that he had purchased the music box for $500 last Sunday morning from a man he met at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa while gambling. Dutton said he knew it had to be stolen but bought it anyway. However, through their investigation, detectives were able to develop probable cause that Dutton was in fact committing the burglaries with the help of a friend identified as Carlton Strawderman Detectives recovered a large amount of the stolen property at Stawdermans apartment. Detectives are currently in the process of working through this property to determine ownership. A partial list of the property includes three handguns, many fishing poles, camping equipment, personal papers, checkbooks, spear fishing equipment, three flat screen televisions and numerous tools. Anyone with information about Dutton and Strawderman, or who may be a victim, should contact Pinellas County Sheriffs Office burglary detective Jeff Kanehl at 582-6948.Deputies arrest 21 at sobriety checkpointsPinellas County Sheriffs deputies set up sobriety checkpoints at two locations over the weekend. Additional checkpoints are planned for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17. The goal of the enforcement activities is to raise awareness that will help reduce injuries and save lives this holiday season; as well as enforce the sheriffs office zerotolerance for drinking and driving, as well as drug consumption and driving. The first sobriety checkpoint was conducted between 8 and 11 p.m. Dec. 9 at Church by the Sea, 495 137th Ave. Circle in Madeira Beach. A total of 898 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 227 drivers diverted for assessment. The average time for non-impaired drivers diverted for assessment was 1 minute and 25 seconds. Six were arrested for DUI. One was arrested for driving with a suspended/revoked drivers license and one was arrested for driving without a valid drivers license. The ninth arrest was for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. In addition, 16 citations were issued. Four hundred and eight vehicles passed through the checkpoint at the National Aviation Academy, 6225 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater, between 12:30 and 3:30 a.m. Dec. 10. One hundred and two drivers were diverted for assessment. Deputies reported an average intrusion time for non-impaired drivers diverted was 1 minute and 49 seconds. Twelve were arrested, including seven for DUI, two for driving with a suspended/revoked license, one for driving without a valid drivers license and one for driving while restricted to business purposes only. Fifteen citations were issued. Additional sobriety checkpoints are planned for Friday, Dec. 16, 8 to 11 p.m., at Berea Baptist Church, 370 Alt. U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor; and Saturday, Dec. 17, 12:30 to 3:30 a.m. at Kmart, 26996 U.S. 19 N. in Clearwater.Man, child injured in 2-car crashOLDSMAR A man and his son were injured Dec. 11 when the car they were riding in was rear-ended on Tampa Road about 8:30 a.m. According to the report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Raina Brown, 29, was waiting in a line of traffic headed eastbound on Tampa Road just west of the intersection with Forest Lakes Boulevard when she was rear-ended by a car driven by Akaterina Sines, 41. Browns boyfriend, Joshua Williams, 30, and their 3-monthold son, who was in a child safety seat, were riding in the back seat. Williams suffered very serious injuries and transported to St. Josephs Hospital in Tampa, where he is in critical condition, the report said. The child is also being treated for injuries, but his outcome is reportedly favorable. The infants mother, Brown, was not injured. Sines and her three children ages 7 to 12, were not injured. Preliminarily, deputies say that alcohol and excessive speed appear not to be factors in this crash. The affected roadways were closed for 3 1/2 hours during the investigation at the scene. No charges have been filed yet.Skinny dipper arrested at beach CLEARWATER An intoxicated skinny dipper was arrested at 12:56 p.m. on Dec. 9, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook posting. Michelle Meddock, 37, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged with exposure of sexual organs for swimming naked in Clearwater Beach. Officers ordered her to get out of the water and wrapped her in a blanket, the report said. Her bond at the Pinellas County Jail was for $150.Police seek armed robberCLEARWATER Clearwater police are looking for a suspect who was involved in an armed robbery the night of Dec. 8 around 9 p.m., according to the police departments Facebook page. An unknown suspect approached two people as they left the Amscot at 1874 N. Highland Ave. and he demanded money. As he made the demand, he lifted his shirt to expose a handgun tucked into his waist, the report said. He took money and a few personal items and ran away. The suspect is described as a black male between 5 7 and 5 9, stocky build, last seen wearing a black tank top with black baggy cargo shorts. He had a short Afro haircut and used a black T-shirt to cover part of his face. Clearwater Police is asking anyone with information to call the robbery hotline at 562-4466. To remain anonymous, text CWPD and the tip information to tip411. Anonymous Web tips also can be submitted at www.clear waterpolice.org or on the Clearwater Police Department Facebook page.Police offer tips for safe shoppingCLEARWATER The Clearwater Police Department wants shoppers to stay safe this holiday season. The department offers the following safety tip: Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member. Even though you are rushed and distracted, try to stay alert to your surroundings. Dress casually and comfortably. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. Always carry your drivers license or identification along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use in a safe location. Try to keep cash in your front pocket. Do not leave your wallet or purse unattended. Be careful when carrying your wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in a crowded shopping area, transportation terminal, bus stop, on buses and other rapid transit. Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused. Carry your purse close to your body, with your wallet in the front pocket or zippered. Pay with credit cards when possible and review credit card statements. Know what cards you have. If stolen, report right away and get a credit report. Keep your keys out and lock the doors. Report suspicious activity to police. Hide packages in the trunk. Keep a record of all your credit card numbers in a safe place at home. Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps. Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con artists may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings. Be alert. Do not be rushed or unfocused. While at ATMs, make sure your doors are locked. Beware of location, bushes, lighting and time of day. Dont stay and count your money. If followed, go to the police. Watch for shoulder surfing. When shopping online, know who you are buying from. Make sure you are able to contact them. Do not give out personal information online.

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The childrens school choir recently returned from Orlando where it performed in the Music USA tournament at Universal Studios.Here and there Chamber plans open houseSEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Commerce plans an open house on Friday, Dec. 16, 5 to 7 p.m., at its new office, 7985 113th St., Suite 208. The public and chamber members are invited. For additional details, call 392-3245.City food drive set to kick offSEMINOLE The Seminole City Council, Seminole Firefighters, Seminole Teen Board and the Boy Scouts/West Central Council are coordinating their third annual canned goods drive through Dec. 15. All products will be donated to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, which will distribute goods to local residents and church food pantries. Local citizens, civic groups and businesses are encouraged to participate. Drop off points are: Seminole City Hall, 9199 113th St. N. Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 8400 113th St. N. Seminole Garden Florist and Party Store, 13030 Park Blvd. Barnhorn Financials, 8338 Seminole Blvd. Seminole Gardens Apartments, 8324 112th St. Hottins Trophies, 9275 Park Blvd. The dental office of Dr. Sandra Lilo, 8300 113th St. Ambrosia Spa and Salon, 10333 Seminole Blvd. Centratel Telephone Systems, 11193 Seminole Blvd. For more information, contact City Councilor Leslie Waters at 391-0204, ext. 102.Relay For Life fundraiser slatedSEMINOLE A fundraiser for the local American Cancer Society Relay For Life efforts will be held Saturday, Dec. 17. Professional photographer Michelle Wurster will be shooting pet or family holiday photos from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aluna Apartment Complex, 14330 58th St. N. in Clearwater. The cost is a $20 tax-deductible donation. For more information, call Janet at 455-7510.Cousteau to speak at Chamber dinnerST. PETE BEACH Pierre-Yves Cousteau, the youngest son of Jacques Cousteau, will be the speaker at the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerces Annual Dinner Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Hilton Clearwater Beach. Cousteau is exploring partnership opportunities in Pinellas County, specifically with the University of South Florida. The chamber also will announce its Business of the Year recipients and upcoming programs in 2012. Those attending should email RSVP@TampaBay Beaches.com or call 360-6957.Jazz group to performTREASURE ISLAND Jazz artists Bobbie Tess and the Dixie Chaps will perform Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bilmar Beach Resort. Admission is $7. For more information, call 5226877.Treasure Island plans holiday celebrationTREASURE ISLAND Residents can spend an afternoon at the North Pole on Saturday, Dec. 17, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 106th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The event will include a visit from Santa Claus, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, interactive entertainers and activities for children. Admission is free. Call 547-4575, ext. 237 for more information.SPB Community Center seeks instructorsST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is seeking qualified instructors to teach a variety of programs such as youth gymnastics, cheerleading, dance and adult health and fitness classes. Becoming a contracted instructor is a great way to grow your own business without any overhead or to turn your hobby into extra income. For more information, contact Mandy Edmunds at 363-9245 or a.edmunds@stpetebeach.org.Indian Shores library plans open houseINDIAN SHORES The library staff of the Town of Indian Shores will show off its new library at the Municipal Center with a Dickens Open House Thursday, Dec. 15, 1 to 5 p.m. Featured will be food and beverages inspired by A Christmas Carol, holiday prizes and a book sale. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 542-9742.Dustin CooksonSEMINOLE Air Force Reserve Airman Dustin Cookson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Cookson is the grandson of Janet Cookson of Seminole. He is a 2010 graduate of Largo High School.Christopher ElderSEMINOLE Navy Constructionman Christopher Ryan Elder, son of Michael and Deborah (Elder) Maxemow, passed the E-4 examination and was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class with the United States Navy. CM3 Elder received the Blue Jacket of the Quarter earlier this year and has recently received the Naval Achievement Medal. Elder completed basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., in early 2010 and graduated with honors from CM A School at the Naval Construction Training Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. Elder, a Construction Mechanic Petty Officer 3rd Class, currently serves with the Navy Cargo Handling Battalion, Marine Corps Support Facility, Blount Island, Fla. He is a graduate of Seminole High School and the Pinellas Technical Education Center where he received certifications in heavy-duty truck and bus mechanics. Previously employed by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, he transferred in 2008 to work with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority as a journeyman technician. Elder also serves as shop steward for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union.Military news

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All results from Diagnostic Clinic testing are sent directly to your electronic medical chart for review by caregivers (no paper!) Who is directing your care? Diagnostic Clinic is physician owned and operated. Your care is directed by physicians, not hospital health systems or insurers. 121511 MountcastleVeinCenters.com121511 Seminole residents want fee waived By SUZETTE PORTERSEMINOLE Some residents living in unincorporated Seminole want Pinellas County Commissioners to help them get a neighborhood lighted district. The price staff initially quoted the neighborhood to get it done is now substantially higher. They want some relief. Dianne Bosker told commissioners that due to health and safety reasons, residents paid to put up five light poles years ago. At the time, there were enough people in the neighborhood to pay the cost. Then the economy got bad, several homes went into foreclosure and now only about 10 people are left to pay the bill. The solution was to become a neighborhood lighted district. Bosker said she started the process in October 2010. She got the required signatures 82 percent of homeowners. In December of that year, she went to the next step, which was to get the neighbors to sign required petitions. At the time, staff had estimated it would cost each $55.50 on their property taxes. She said 76 percent 13 of 17 had agreed to pay. The matter was scheduled to go before the board in June or July of this year, but the item never made the agenda. Then they said we had to pay for advertising, Bosker said, increasing the cost from $55 to $250 per homeowner. Bosker asked commissioners to grandfather their request, which was made prior to changes in policy that now require petitioners to pay for legal ads. The neighborhood has done all it was asked to do, said Pete Yauch, director of Transportation and Stormwater. He explained that residential street lighting was not a service provided by the county. However, the county does act as a go between for residents and Progress Energy to form lighting districts. He said before the county had not considered staff time and had paid the bill to advertise the public hearing. But, with the new cost-neutral policy for services, it is up to residents to foot the bill. He said it cost abo ut $3,000 to run an ad in the St. Petersburg Times. Bosker said she understood the new policy, but protested that staff should have to stick to its original cost estimate, already approved by the neighborhood. Yauch said staff was not aware of the problem because in the past the cost of the ad wasnt added to the price. When we started processing this, the attorney said it was not cost neutral, Yauch said. Yauch said the lighted district requested by the Boskers neighborhood was the only one in the pipeline now. Commission Chair Susan Latvala asked County Attorney Jim Bennett if there was a way to waive the cost or maybe find a more affordable publication to run the ad. Bennett said he would look into finding cheaper advertising. If its the only one I think we should eat this one, said Commissioner Norm Roche. We should make citizens aware in the future. We should take ownership of our mistakes. We didnt notify. The citizens werent aware. Latvala said she preferred to look for a cheaper place to advertise. Weve been waiting for more than a year, Bosker said. Roche made a motion to waive the fee. It was not seconded. Commissioner Nancy Bostock said county services had to be cost neutral. She also advocated waiting to see if staff could find a cheaper place to advertise. Theres always going to be the first person, she said. But we do need to communicate better with the transition. A helping hand Photo courtesy of KIM GODFREYMembers of Brownies troops 415 and 366 in Seminole recently filled 23 shoeboxes with small gifts to be sent to needy children. The girls delivered the shoeboxes Nov. 19 to Operation Christmas Childs drop-off location at Crossroads Church in Largo. From left are Evelyn Colon, Anastasia Godfrey, Kaitlin Davis, MacKennah Neeley, Katheryn Miller, Madison Cavanaugh, Leah Bishop, Paxton Cavanaugh, and Kellsie Davis.

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8A Schools Beacon, December 15, 2011 Microdermabrasion Vitamin-C Facial Radiance Peel Enzyme Peel Eyebrow or Lip Wax Collagen Treatment Paraffin Hand Treatment 6638 Central Avenue St. Petersburg 727-343-5772**Must use all 3 services on same visit. Not valid with any other promotions. Can not be divided or shared between guests. Expires Dec. 24, 2011121511 Wheels Dealsand USED CAR and TRUCK SALES541-4493 5825 66th St. N., St Petersburg Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 11am-4pm Donate Your Used Car or Truck Support a Great Cause Tax Deductible090111 Stephen Kobernick, D.D.S., P.A.The Art of Periodontics1472 Jordan Hills Ct. Clearwater, FL727-248-0475www.theartofperiodontics.com Weve Moved!New location ...same great service!(just 1 block away)120811 120811 A COMPLETE HAIR CARE CENTER FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY! Classic & Trend-Setting Styles Keratin Treatments OPEN Mon.-Sat. Walk-Ins Welcome!14100 Walsingham Road, Largo 727-596-1763 Randy Roberts en Co.121511 M M E E R R R R Y Y C C H H R R I I S S T T M M A A S S & & H H A A P P P P Y Y N N E E W W Y Y E E A A R R Musical presentation Photo courtesy of KADI TUBBSAllison Blanchets second-grade class at Seminole Elementary School performed holiday songs recently for the Seminole Garden Womens Club. After the children sang, the Womens Club and Seminole Garden Mens Club presented principal Diane Cato with a $400 check. In front, from left, are Mitchell Clark, Braxton Wacker, Courtney Pucci, Tristen Faulk, Santiago Guerrero, Trinity Cogan, Hannah Agliano and Casey Mannen. In the middle row are Nathanial Dye, Kayla Gerard, Dylan Breon, Paulo Santiago Catala, Daniel Rogers, Natalie Conde, Randi Kay Tubbs, Amber Kopkau and Branden Mayr. In the back row are music teacher Kay Wood, Cato and Blanchet. Extra Mile Award Starkey Elementary School principal Audrey Chaffin, center, received the Judge Karl Grube Extra Mile Award Dec. 5 from Grube, right, a senior trial judge and honorary chair for the Safe Kids Coalition, and Lealman Fire Department Capt. Jim Millican. Members of the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition joined parents and students from 47 schools Oct. 5 to celebrate International Walk to School Day. The focus of the event was to raise awareness of pedestrian and bicycle safety. Students from Starkey were participants.Notebook Gearheart, Wood lead SVEC teamSEMINOLE Led by Justin Gearheart and Marshal Wood, Seminole Vocational Education Center was the winner recently in the Florida FFA Environmental Science and Natural Resources Career Development Event at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak. Eleven teams from across the state competed in the event. According to a press release, the purpose of the event is to stimulate students and to promote environmental and natural resource instruction in the agricultural education curriculum. It is also designed to provide recognition for those who demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of environmental and natural resource instruction. ConsumerBANKRUPTCYBusinessNATIONALLY BOARD CERTIFIEDFor Over 20 Years in BOTH American Board of Certification 30 Years continuous practice at local Bankruptcy Court from Same Office LocationTHOUSANDS of Pinellas Residents Counseled and/or RepresentedDaniel J. Herman, Attorney at LawVisit www.bankruptcydan.comWe are a debt relief agency. We help people file for Bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 102011727-584-8161200 Clearwater Largo Rd. So., Largo Professional Compassionate

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One-Hour TeethWhitening 10% OFF Dentures, PartialsIn-House Denture Lab Porcelain Veneers Invisalign Crown & Bridge Oral Cancer ScreeningInvites you to visit our new location 11240 Park Blvd. The Park CollectionNext to Einstein Brothers Bagels 120111The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refure to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment of any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Minimum fee only. Ithaca bound Lakewood High School senior center fielder Jeremy Brown of Madeira Beach, seated, signs an NCAA national letter of intent to play college baseball at Division III Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. Brown has played four seasons with the Spartans and started in center field two seasons. He played last summer for the Utica Brewers Scout Team, an 18-under travel team. He carries a 4.4 grade-point average in the classroom taking honors and advance placement classes in Lakewoods Center for Advanced Technologies. He has been involved with the school newspaper and anchor of the FOX 13 Magazine TV show. He plans to major in broadcast journalism at Ithaca. Standing behind Jeremy is Lakewood coach Cory Scott.Wintertime patterns successful Although our water temperature remains in the low 60s and most inshore fish are willing to feed throughout the day, high winds have made it difficult to do much flats fishing. Instead, wintertime game plans have already been pulled out of the playbook. Bridges, docks and deep cuts offer a variety of fish as well as protection from the wind. Bridges all along the Intracoastal Waterway have fish of some kind hanging around them; usually we start thinking about sheepshead this time of year, however, with the warmer water temperatures weve yet to see those big schools of sheepshead show up on the bridges. But what the bridges may lack in sheepshead numbers they make up for in an assortment of other fish. Everything from black drum to key west grunts and a ton of undersized sea bass, with the occasional keeper mixed in, can be caught on a piece of shrimp fished on the bottom. These may not be the most glamorous catches but they all offer a good fight on 10-pound test and make excellent table fare. This is the time of year when residential dock fishing can be very good. Long dead end canals hold heat and the fish know that. Finding a string of productive docks can yield redfish, black drum and sheepshead time and time again. Think of it as an inshore anglers version of offshore grouper fishing. Places to start looking would be canals that dead end to the north because they get more sunlight this time of year as well as east facing sea walls. Water thats a degree or two warmer can be all you need to find some good fish. Pitch live shrimp on a small hook with a split shot or a small egg sinker to hold bottom, underneath the docks and along the seawalls. Silver trout are schooled up along the beaches and at times fishing for them has been excellent. However, given the strong north winds weve been having, getting off the beach hasnt been an option. Silver trout also will school up in our inshore waters. Look for channel edges in 6to 10-feet of water to be potential holding spots. Cast brightly colored soft-plastic jigs or Gulp! Baits rigged on a quarterounce jig head if a school of silver are located, it might not be a bad idea to throw out a marker buoy so you can keep track of them. Until next week get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBN weekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Roundup Former SHS softball pitcher signs with StetsonSEMINOLE Former Seminole High School softball pitcher Sarah Read signed an NCAA national letter of intent Nov. 11 to play at Stetson University in Deland. Read, a pitcher, signed with Indian River College out of high school where she compiled a 28-4 record and posted a 1.82 earned run average. She batted .305 with six homers, helping IRC to a 50-10 record and a No. 4 national junior college ranking. She was a first-team all-state pick and runner-up State Pitcher of the Year. Read also was one of 45 players nationwide to earn National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honors. She will enroll at Stetson beginning next fall and will receive a full scholarship her junior and senior years.Tides WGA resultsSEMINOLE The team of Joyce Cooney, Mary Alice Okzreski, Lorraine Taylor and Dolores DenOtter posted a score of 125 to win the Tides Womens Golf Associations cha-cha-cha event Dec. 6 at The Tides Golf Club. The team of Sandy Hartmann, Karen Galinowski, Carol Johnson and Jessica McCarty were second with 129. Jill Hodge, Sharon Ebbeler and Sybil Enfeld won the 9-hole competition with a 112.Junior Warhawks plan registrationLARGO The Seminole Junior Warhawks Dizzy Dean Baseball and Softball organization plans early registration for its spring season in December at the Warhawks Athletic Association complex, 11500 125th St. N., adjacent to Walsingham Park. Dates are Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Sarah ReadSaturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are no boundaries or recreational fees. The leagues regular registration will follow in January. For more information, call 798-4682 or go to www.leaguelineup.com/sjwaa.Anti-drug race setCLEARWATER The 23rd annual Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 5K, 10K and 1-mile race is set for Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. beginning at Coachman Park. After the race there will be a free pancake breakfast at the park. Cost is $19 for preregistration or $25 for the day of registration. Kids age 12 and younger cost $8 to enter. Visit www.saynotodrugs.com.Golf course volunteers can earn free golf roundsLARGO Largo Golf Course is seeking volunteers to help with course maintenance and operations during late afternoon/evening hours. Volunteer needs include rangers, cart attendants and assistance with traps and greens until 9 p.m. Volunteer hours may be redeemed to earn free golf rounds at Largo Golf Course. Call 518-3024 or stop by the Largo Golf Course Pro Shop, 12500 Vonn Road.

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10A Outdoors Beacon, December 15, 2011 MRIDigital X-Ray Bone Density Ultrasound Hours 7am to 10pm Weekends Free Cab for MRI Patients 121511 4DUltrasound Available Bone Density6101 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33710Happy Holidays from the staff at Central Imaging 120111 MANUFACTURERS CO$1OFF MANUFACTURERS COUPON$2OFF Print Free Coupons! Print Free Coupons!www.TBNweekly.comSave up Save up to $65 to $65with FREE with FREE printable printable Grocery Grocery Coupons Coupons 62311 9399 Commodore Dr. Seminole 595-2095DECEMBERGOLFSPECIAL 18 HOLES December Rates$17Walk$25Ride Every Day$12Walk$20Ride After 1:30pmExpires 12/24/11 18 Hole Par 61 121511 DECEMBERGOLFSPECIAL18 HOLES w/CART PER PERSON WEEKDAYSWEEKENDS & HOLIDAYSCHAMPIONSHIP PAR 71 PROSHOT GPS YARDAGECOUNTRY CLUB DR., LARGO2.5 Miles W. of U.S. 19 off 686581-3333Course in Great Condition121511 Expires 12/24/11 $32Before 1 PM$27After 1 PM$37Before 10 AM$32After 10 AM PINECRESTGOLFCLUB18 Hole Exec Course Par 551200 8th Ave. S.W., LargoTee Times (727)584-6497New Ownership/Leagues Ten Play Tickets/MembershipsLargos best kept secret. December Rates$15 Walk $21 Ride Every Day 121511Exp. 12/24/11$10 Walk $16 Ride After 1:30pm Dolphins show some very striking parental peculiarities Parenting advice abounds, but presumably, most parents make it up as they go along. Recent generations, however, seem somewhat confused about whether mother serves as a friend and playmate to her children or as a firm but gentle disciplinarian and authority figure. In the animal kingdom, theres no doubt about mothers role. Animal kids play a lot all through childhood, in fact with everyone but their moms. Animal moms serve as role models on how to survive and prosper. However, the exception always informs the rule. We were in the broadest bay of our dolphin study area when we spied three dolphins in the distance. Teen female Slight Twin poked along the edges of submerged islets, searching their Lilliputian shorelines for snacks. A hundred yard away, a new dolphin mother named Bet meandered with her tiny calf. The calf, having successfully reached it four-month-old mark, needed a name. As we approached, I named the baby Ballou. It initially appeared as if the teen and mother-calf pair was two separate groups. But their movements were obviously coordinated in a classic example of separately together behavior. By and by, undoubtedly mediated by a vocal signal unheard by us, they converged. Shoulder to shoulder, they entered a narrow passage of water between two mangrove islands. Teen Slight Twin began to play with baby Ballou. Dolphin Watch has often described the social interaction of traveling dolphins as a mobile wrestling match. But the tactile exchange between Slight Twin and baby Ballou was too delicate to be called wrestling. Their rolling and sliding contact was more like two long scarves weaving around each other on a gentle breeze. For a while, mom Bet monitored the playing pair by swimming close behind them. This was noteworthy because Bet is a first time mother known as a primipare. Maternal naivet among primipares is legendary in the animal kingdom, leading to innocently cavalier mothering that explains a proportion of babies who perish. Then Bet did something even more remarkable. She joined in the play. Now, the wiggly Ballou had two nice big dolphin bodies to lean, roll, and rub against. Heaven! Sometimes, Slight Twin and Bet would surface together, propping the tiny baby Ballou between them at the surface. Being four months old, this sent Ballou into spasms of squirms. But Ballou was also host to a tickly remora, which occasioned periodic rocketing out from the adults only to bank steeply and dash back into their collective caresses. The tenderness of the dolphins exchange matched the placid warmth of the mid-fall day. Overhead, 42 giant white pelicans with black flight feathers flew towards the Keys in a classic V formation. It was a becoming a remarkable day. Upon reflection, however, I submit that Bet herself is remarkable. Consider the time I saw her hunting while holding a grapefruit in her mouth. Was she using the grapefruit as a tool to avoid the stabbing spines of sea urchins while she searched the sea floor as Australian dolphins do? It was also Bet who has provided the best example of potential altruism to date. Two years ago, she put herself in clear danger from two aggressive bulls to rescue calf Qball from them. Curiously, Qballs mom Q hunted nearby without aiding her daughter. Bet is further remarkable by being among dolphins that give the clearest signals of recognition after a separation. When we find a dolphin who is familiar to us that we havent seen in a while, the dolphin often makes some particularly conspicuous gesture, like obvious leaps into the air near the boat, that are otherwise out of context with the rest of the dolphins behavior. I interpret these gestures as greeting or acknowledgment. Bet not only leaps repeatedly near the boat on such occasions; our photos show that she eyes us frankly as well. Finally, consider how Bet responded when we changed outboard engines. Presumably, local dolphins recognize us primarily by the acoustic signature created from the sound of our outboard engine in conjunction with our boat hull design. When we replaced the previous engine, I was concerned that wed have to get the dolphins used to us all over again. Yet Bet came over and repeatedly snorted the engine: She faced the engine directly from 3 feet away as if echolocating on the new engine (the throttle was in neutral). She even threw in a few chuffs (vocalizations that sound like coughs) for good measure. This behavior asks if Bet understood (and maybe even attempted to acknowledge) that something was new about the boat. Okay, maybe theres more maternal role confusion than Ive admitted, though we wont solve the maternal issue of serving as playmate or authority figure today. Luckily, there isnt any role confusion among grandparents: Its play all the way!Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at dazzled@tam pabay.rr.com or visit her website www.dolphin superstore.com. Read her Dolphin Watch column weekly at www.TBNweekly.com.Photo by ANN WEAVERBottlenose dolphin calf Ballou cringes reflexively as a tickly remora reaches a ticklish part of the babys anatomy. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Rock n Roll with the Wildlife170 Johns Pass Boardwalk Madeira Beach, FL 33708 Reservations:(727) 398-65771 Hr. Dolphin Watching Nature and SightsYoull see the dolphins Ann Weaver is researching, you may even see her in action as we watch. Narrated by local captains sharing historys secret stories of the area. 121511Hubbardsmarina.comSunset CruisesFor adults complimentary beer & wine

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11A Beacon, December 15, 2011 Were delighted to publish some of the letters to Santa.Merry Christmas, one and all.OK, kids, youve done your part. Thanks for sending us all those great letters to Santa Claus. Because of Tampa Bay Newspapers connections to the North Pole through the Reindeer Express, well make sure that Santa gets your letters in a timely fashion. Though theyre very busy at this time of year, Santa and his helpers cheerfully read every letter and try to make every good boy and girl happy on Christmas morning.

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12A Faith & FamilyBeacon, December 15, 2011 Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation17th St. & 29th Ave. N., St. Pete 345-7777www.Jewishheritage.net Giant Hanukkah Menorah LightingCome join us for the Lighting of the 10 foot Hanukkah Menorah. All ages will enjoy the activities planned for the night. Including Latkes & Dreidel Games. Bring your Menorah as well.Fri., Dec. 23rd 7:00 p.m.FREE Admission All Are WelcomeBeginners Hebrew Class. Starting Friday, January 6, 6pm. $25. Learn to read & write Hebrew and vocabulary.121511 Christ Presbyterian ChurchChristmas Eve Candlelight Service & Live Nativity 5:30pmLocated two blocks east of Indian Rocks Road at: 3115 Dryer Ave., LargoPhone (727) 584-8695 Nursery Available Bus Transportation Available121511 Sunday, December 18 at 7pm Christmas Eve at 11pm Christmas Day 11am Presented By Worship Arts at Church By The Sea 495 137th Ave. Circle Madeira Beach, Florida 727-391-7706 121511 12151111045 Park Boulevard, Seminole, FL(727) 392-7729for A Christmas Celebrationa Christmas Musical presented by the SFBC Adult Choir(admission is free)Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 pmCome Join Us atSeminole First Baptist Church for 121511 Join us this Christmasat Prince of Peace Lutheran Church121511A Night in Bethleham Sat. Dec. 17th and Sun. Dec. 18th6:00 pm 8:00 pm Stroll through the ancient city of Bethlehem while you enjoy storytellers, music, crafts and more. Plus you can interact with a weary Mary and Joseph and greet baby Jesus. Please Join us... All are welcome! *Childcare availableChristmas Eve Candlelight ServiceFestival Eucharist Saturday, Dec. 24th5:00pmWorshipwith Childrens Choir and Youth Bells7:10pmPre-Service Music 7:30pmWorshipwith Choir, Pipe Organ, Bells, Brass and Timpani*Childcare available at 5:00 and 7:30 Services9:40pmPre-Service Music 10:00pmWorshipwithChoir, Pipe Organ, Bells, Brass and TimpaniChristmas Day ServiceSunday, Dec. 25th 10:00am *Childcare available.PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH455 Missouri Avenue(across from Largo High School)727-585-9969 www.poplargo.org Oakhurst United Methodist ChurchCHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES5:00pm Family Service with Christmas Pageant & Candle Lighting 6:00pm Hors doeuvres & Desserts 6:30pm Contemporary Worship led by the Transcend Team & Candle Lighting 8:00pm Traditional Service with Candle LightingCHRISTMAS DAY11:00am Traditional Service13400 Park Blvd. Seminole (727) 391-4769 www.oakhurstumc.com121511 Chapel On The HillChristmas CantataStarry NightDecember 18 @10 amA special holiday performance by Tampa Bays Dance FX in Evans Hall immediately following the service. Refreshments will be served.12601 Park Boulevard, Seminole 727-391-2919coth@coth.org tbdFX.com121511 Saturday Evening, December 24thCandlelight Service 6pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Services On Treasure IslandFriendship Community Church152 Treasure Island Causeway(N. of Clock Tower, next to Foxys)(727) 398-6342121511Everyone Welcome ~ Pastor Michael Hargrave Make Room for Him 9pmYouth Leader, Danielle Jackson Holiday Services Holiday Services Holiday Services Holiday Services Following is a listing of some holiday services scheduled at places of worship throughout Pinellas County.Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchCLEARWATER Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen Booth Road. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include a Christmas pageant and Eucharist, 5 p.m.; and candlelight mass, 11 p.m. On Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, a Christmas Eucharist will be presented at 10 a.m. Call 796-5514 or visit www.holytrinityclw.org.St. Catherine of Siena Parish Catholic ChurchCLEARWATER St. Catherine of Siena Parish Catholic Church, 1955 S. Belcher Road. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include a childrens mass, at 4 and 6 p.m.; a midnight string quartet, from 11:15 to midnight; and a midnight mass. Christmas Day masses, on Sunday, Dec. 25, will be presented at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. Call 531-7721 or visit www.scosparish.org.St. Johns Episcopal ChurchCLEARWATER St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1676 S. Belcher Road. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include a family Eucharist, 5 p.m.; Ye Olde Victorian Christmas, 9 p.m.; and candlelight choral Eucharist, 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, the holy Eucharist with carols will be presented at 10 a.m. Call 531-6020 or visit www.stjohnsclearwater.org.First United Methodist ChurchCLEARWATER First United Methodist Church, 411 Turner St. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. and will include chancel choir, tower ringers, childrens choir, Crosswind Praise Team and candle lighting. The Christmas Day service, on Sunday, Dec. 25, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Call 446-5955 or visit www.fumc-clw.com.Faith United Church of ChristDUNEDIN Faith United Church of Christ, 1650 Pinehurst Road. The Christmas Eve service will be presented Saturday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. The service will be followed by refreshments. Call 539-7737.Calvary Episcopal ChurchINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include a service especially for children and families, 5 p.m.; a traditional, old English service, 7 p.m.; and a candlelight mass, 9 p.m. Christmas Day services, on Sunday, Dec. 25, will be a Holy Eucharist, at 8 and 10 a.m. Call 5952374.Christ Presbyterian ChurchLARGO Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. A candlelight service with live Nativity will be presented on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 5:30 p.m. Call 584-8695.Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic ChurchLARGO Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church, 6152 126th Ave. Candlelight mass will be presented on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Sunday mass will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Call 232-3918 or visit holyspiritecc.org.Prince of Peace Lutheran ChurchLARGO Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. A Night in Bethlehem will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18, 6 to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include worship with childrens choir and youth bells, 5 p.m.; and worship with pre-service music beginning at 7:10 p.m. and at 9:40 p.m. Child care will be available at the 5 and 7:10 services. The Christmas Day service will be presented Sunday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m. Child care will be available. Call 585-9969 or visit www.poplargo.org.St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic ChurchLARGO St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 10851 Ridge Road. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include a mass, 4:30 p.m.; a family mass, 6:30 p.m.; and a candlelight mass, 10 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, will be 10 a.m. Call 397-3312 or visit www.stjustin martyr.net.St. Dunstans Episcopal ChurchLARGO St. Dunstans Episcopal Church, 10888 126th Ave. A Christmas Eve service will be presented Saturday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. The Christmas Day service will be presented Sunday, Dec. 25, 10:15 a.m. The New Years Day service will be presented Sunday, Jan. 1. Call 586-6968 or visit www.episcopalswfl.org.Church By The SeaMADEIRA BEACH Church By The Sea, 13701 Gulf Blvd. Hope Is Born Emmanuel will be presented by the choir Sunday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 24, 11 p.m. Call 391-7706 or visit www.churchbythesea.com. Beth-El Shalom New Port RicheyNEW PORT RICHEY Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 6209 Congress St. A Chanukah Celebration will be presented on the fifth night of Chanukah, Saturday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m. The event will include the lighting a gigantic 10-foot menorah, potato latkes, Chanukah songs, dancing and games. All are welcome and admission is free. Call 3757502 or visit www.Jewishheritage.net.Palm Harbor United MethodistPALM HARBOR Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include family worship, 4 p.m.; candlelight service, 7 p.m.; and candlelight and Communion service, 11 p.m. Call 785-7487.New Journey FellowshipPINELLAS PARK New Journey Fellowship, 4090 78th Ave. Christmas Eve services, on Saturday, Dec. 24, will be presented at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be served in the caf before and after the services. On Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, free breakfast will be served at 10:15 a.m. in the caf. The service will be presented at 11 a.m. Call 344-1063 or visit newjourneyfellowship.com.Good Samaritan ChurchPINELLAS PARK Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. The Christmas Eve service will be presented Saturday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., and will be an intergenerational service with drama, scripture, carols and candlelight Communion. Christmas Day services, on Sunday, Dec. 25, will include a light holiday breakfast, 9 a.m.; and worship and song, 9:30 a.m. Visit www.goodsam-church.org.First Baptist Church Pinellas Park PINELLAS PARK First Baptist Church Pinellas Park, 5495 Park Blvd. Mary Did You Know?, a Christmas cantata, will be presented Sunday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. Call 546-9870.Beth-El Shalom St. PetersburgST. PETERSBURG Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N. A Chanukah Celebration will be presented on the fourth night of Chanukah, Friday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m. The event will include the lighting a gigantic 10-foot menorah. All are welcome and admission is free. Call 3457777 or visit www.Jewishheritage.net.Connect2Christ ChurchSEMINOLE Connect2Christ Church, in Freedom Square Roskamp Auditorium, 7800 Liberty Lane. All Bow Down will be presented Sunday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Carols, candles and Communion will be offered Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m. Visit c2church.com.Seminole First Baptist ChurchSEMINOLE Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. A Christmas Celebration, a Christmas musical presented by the SFBC adult choir, will be performed Sunday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. Admission is free. A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be presented Saturday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m. A Christmas morning service will be presented Sunday, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m. Call 392-7729.Chapel on the HillSEMINOLE Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd. Starry Night, a Christmas cantata, will be presented Sunday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. A special holiday performance by Tampa Bays Dance FX will follow the service in Evans Hall. Call 391-2919. LOCAL NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com

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Beacon, December 15, 2011Community 13A EARLY HOLIDAY DEADLINESFOR ADVERTISING & EDITORIALDECEMBER 29, 2011 PAPER: Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, December 22 5pm Classied Line Ads: Friday, December 23 Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, December 22 5pm JANUARY 5, 2012 PAPER: Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, December 29 5pm Classied Line Ads: Friday, December 30 Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, December 29 5pm121511 121511 Highland Presbyterian ChurchSmall Enough to Care, Friendliest Church in Town 1885 S. Highland Ave. (Above Rosery) (727) 584-1191 Rev. D. Lindsay Frame, Pastor 121511Welcomes Back Northern Friends and New Neighbors seeking a caring place to worship.Join UsSaturday, December 24th @ 4pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Music ServiceTraditional Services Sunday, Christmas Day 10am Scottish Minister, Great Fellowship Sunday Sermon and Calendar Available on Websitewww.highlandpcusa.orgBible Study, Tuesday 11:30am Monthly Book Review Pets get homes at Pinellas Paws CauseLARGO Jacob Aunspaugh came to the Pinellas Paws Cause Saturday with his family. His dad runs the Fire Monkey food truck and they were there as part of the rally. He ended up going home with an early birthday present: a puppy. I couldnt pass it up, said Jacob, who turns 12 on Tuesday. I fell in love. Definitely. His father agreed. There were 20 families who felt the same way, which organizers said was the best measure of the Dec. 10 events success. In addition to the adoptions, animal lovers came to Pinellas County Animal Services to have fun, get photos with Santa Paws and to enjoy the truck rally, live music and vendors. Artist Anna Hamilton of Murals for Mutts completed an additional pet portrait to add to the growing mural at Animal Services. This event is a great success and would not have been possible without our volunteers, vendors and community partners, said Will Davis, interim director of Animal Services. We had 20 adoptions. Thats a home run. The Pinellas Paws Cause was recently created to raise awareness about the Animal Welfare Trust Fund, through which many needs of the shelter animals are met thanks to the general donations of the supporters of Pinellas County Animal Services. The medicine, food, toys and improvements to the facility make the animals more comfortable while they wait to be adopted. In addition to raising money for the Trust Fund, events such as the painting of the pet mural and the holiday event bring awareness to the need for pet adoptions. The animals that went home with a new family Dec. 10 tell the ultimate success story. It also is a chance for the public to learn more about the shelter, its adoptions and its responsibilities, as well as the people who work and volunteer there. The concept behind Animal Services and the Pinellas Paws Cause is to bring the Pinellas County community and Pinellas County government together, said Mary Kvam, outreach coordinator with Pinellas County Volunteer Services. We have good things happening here. So we want to tell people about it and ask them to join us and put your paw in. Adopt. Donate. Volunteer. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 4:40 p.m. To reclaim a lost pet, visit the shelter between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Special Saturday hours to reclaim a lost pet or to drop off a pet are 9 a.m. to noon. The facility is closed Sunday and holidays, with the outside animal drop-off open on days that the shelter is closed. A video on the Pinellas Paws Cause mural can be viewed at www.youtube.com/pcctv1. For news on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call 582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is 582-2604. On the prowl Photo by TOM GERMONDA green iguana frequents the George C. McGough Nature Park in Largo. It was unknown how the reptile made its way into the park; it may have been an unwanted pet. Iguanas are mainly plant eaters. They live in tropical rainforest areas and inhabit Central and South America as well as the Caribbean Islands. They also have spread throughout South Florida, which is not their native habitat. This iguana was between 2 and 3 feet long.Photography hike setST. PETERSBURG A photography hike will be offered Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free event will offer participants the perfect opportunity to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, highlighting specific wildlife behaviors, guides will assist participants in capturing the natural beauty in photos. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Guided hikes plannedST. PETERSBURG Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, Dec. 17, Jan. 7, 14, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursdays, Dec. 22, Jan. 12, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This free program is designed to introduce preschool children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, call 582-2100 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. For information, call 453-6500.Great Weedon Bird Quest setST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon Bird Quest will be Friday, Jan. 13, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Guests will learn to identify marks and behaviors of the island birds while taking advantage of this free guided hike. Binoculars will be available. Advance registration is required. Call 4536500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursdays, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 582-2100 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Historical hike plannedTARPON SPRINGS A guided historical hike will be offered Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Visitors on this hike will learn about the unique and exciting history of the preserve and surrounding area. Closed-toe shoes, water and a hat are recommended. The hike is best suited for ages 6 and older. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Brooker to host guided hikeTARPON SPRINGS A guided hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike. Participants will have an opportunity to look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcomed, although children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Brooker to host bird hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Birds of Brooker hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will hike to observe and collect data on the fall migratory songbirds flocking to the preserve. Closed-toe shoes, water and a hat are recommended. Attendees also may bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. The free hike is best suited for adults. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Guided walks set at Fort DeSotoTIERRA VERDE Free, guided nature walks will be offered on the following days at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S.: Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 to 11 a.m. A guided walk on the campground trail is planned. Sunday, Dec. 18, 10 to 11 a.m. A bird tour is planned. Saturday, Dec. 31, 10 to 11 a.m. A guided walk on the beach trail is planned. Guests will enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a one-hour nature walk great for the entire family. To register and for tour information and meeting locations, call 552-1862.Nature notes Pet briefs Dogedin Festivus setDUNEDIN The Dogedin Festivus for the Rest of Us will take place Sunday, Dec. 18, 3 to 6 p.m., at Skips Bar and Grill, 371 Main St. Since Anna Hamilton started painting Dogedin in May 2010, she has been busy painting literally hundreds of pets to honor and memorialize them in an extraordinary way. It has been about the dogs, the cats, the flying pig and a myriad of other animals. For just one day, it will be a Festivus for the Rest of Us to celebrate the completion of the award-winning mural, a year and a half after its inception. Activities will include meet the artist with Anna Hamilton, pictures with Santa, a Murals for Mutts raffle, representatives from Dunedin Doggie Rescue and a Dogedin mural-inspired contest. For information, call 902-1671, email muralsformutts@gmail.com or visit www.muralsformutts.com.Feline adopters neededLARGO SPCA Tampa Bay is bringing back its free adult cat (1 year old or older) adoption special this holiday season. Adopters pay only a $10 microchip fee. Kittens are adopt-one-getone for the regular $45 fee. Typically by December there are fewer felines awaiting new homes at the shelter. Kitten season has expanded this year due to warmer weather. Changing economic factors have left more owners with fewer options. Whatever the reasons, more than 150 cats and kittens are seeking a second chance at life. Our shelter is now the only facility in Pinellas that admits all owned felines, regardless of health or temperament, without charging an admission fee, said Martha Boden, SPCA CEO, in a press release. We are asking the public to help by adopting and were asking people who need to give up their cats to consider waiting until we have more room. Adoption value includes vaccinations (including rabies), spaying or neutering, 30-day free pet insurance, and a free Cat Talk Class, a crash course in frisky feline behavior. Adoption specials are good through 2011. To see some cats currently in need of new homes, visit www.SP CATampaBay.org. Beekeeping discussion planned SAFETY HARBOR Rebecca Conroy will present Learning to Bee Natural on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9:30 a.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Conroy, beekeeper and former chemistry instructor, will teach how to benefit by becoming a backyard beekeeper. The event also will include a bring a plant, take a plant exchange. For information, call 726-6159.

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INTRACOASTAL AND GULF OF MEXICO VIEWS......are awesome from the 9th floor condo. Newer appliances and new tile in kitchen and entry. A/C 2003, carport #B-31 and storm shutters are valuable features. Many amenities and activities including heated pools, clubhouse, marina, shuffleboard, tennis and fitness centers. Minutes to VA Hospital, American Legion, Tyrone Mall and white sandy beaches. MLS#U7499932. Schroeder. $128,000. TERRACE PARK AT FIVE TOWNSThis spacious, well kept, 2BR/2BA, 1,100 sq. ft., 3rd floor condo in the Tiffany Bldg. is conveniently located just across from the elevator. White tile floors in foyer, kitchen and bathrooms, carpet in bedrooms and living area. Inside laundry with full size washer and dryer with plenty of storage. View of two ponds and green space. Lots of amenities including six pools, tennis court, clubhouse, fitness center and card room. This is a 55+ community. Leasing is allowed but no pets allowed Great location, quiet community. Seller is very motivated. MLS#U7523198. Devine. $78,000. AFFORDABLE FRIENDLY 55+ COMMUNITY2BR/1BA end unit. This villa is light and bright with new ceramic tile, new carpet, new windows in both bedrooms and fresh paint. Attached carport and laundry room with stackable washer and dryer. Active clubhouse with heated pool and shuffleboard. Great location and close to shopping, banks and the Gulf Beaches. Move-in ready. MLS#U7523980. Collins. $49,900. S.E.. ST. PETE 4/4/2 HOMEThis living room opens to a majestic gourmet chefs kitchen and dining area. The master bedroom has a huge cedar walk-in closet and updated bathroom. 2 car garage and boat or RV secured parking. Front and side porch area are lovely. Updated bathrooms and much more. Non-flood area. MLS#U7525807. Jarnberg. $250,000. 2/2/2 SEMINOLE HOMECherry color Pergo flooring in kitchen and living/dining room area. Pine color Pergo flooring in guest bedroom and neutral carpet in master bedroom. Newer windows, garage door and new HVAC system (with heat pump) installed 2011. Roof replaced 2001 with 30-year shingles. Utility room has a stackable washer/dryer hookup and full bathroom (no tub.) Steel shed in backyard for storage. Koi pond for your relaxation/ meditation (just add fish.) For the cooler days in Florida a great, covered, screened porch with TV bracket to watch those football games. This is a must see home that is close to shopping, banks, restaurants and public transportation. In turn-key condition too! MLS#U7526259. Fatigati. $136,000. NEWLY REMODELED2 bedroom, 1 bath home has newer A/C (2006), many updated windows, large lot, great neighborhood. Close to everything. MLS#U7528736. Skupien. $114,000. DEERWOOD GARDENSThis 2BR/2BA condo was newly updated in the fall of 2010 with kitchen cabinets, breakfast bar, bathroom vanities, ceramic tile throughout. Great closet space! Community is pet friendly (1 pet, 25 lbs max.) and offers a pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard and clubhouse. Shopping is close by and the beaches are just minutes away. So whether youre looking for a winter oasis or year-round residence, this condo is a must see! MLS#U7532324. Levittino. $69,000. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN THE JUNGLE AREA!Home has huge master bedroom with sitting area, and extra large master bath with his and hers closets ideal for in-law or extended family members. Lush tropical landscaping, fenced. Bonus areas ideal for crafting, studio, or home office. Light and bright. Enjoy Florida living in the 4BR/3BA, 2,847 heated square foot home on large corner lot. Walking distance to elementary and middle schools. Close to mall and plenty of restaurants and activities. Well maintained, shows true pride of ownership. If you are looking for space, you have found it! Not a short sale! MLS#U7532360. Sundell & Enright. $199,900. FANTASTIC LOCATION!Includes share (approx $40k) Low maintenance fee, only $95 a month. 2BR/2BA Mobile Home with almost 1400 sq. ft. New ceramic tile and sub-flooring in hall bath and hallway. Both bedrooms have a walk-in closet and more! Large master with dressing area. Huge living room, spacious kitchen, screened lanai and a covered parking space. Park is great, lots to do, so much fun. Home comes totally furnished, just bring your toothbrush and move right in. MLS#U7532693. Osborne. $47,900 Condo recognized The Shores of Madeira condominium, a 48-unit high-rise community at 15400 Gulf Blvd., recently earned the distinction of Most Improved Condominium Community On The Beach by Roger Hogan, right, of Sun Vista Coldwell Banker Realty, Indian Shores. The Shores of Madeira has improved its community over the past two years under the direction of Russell Gullo, left, president of the condo association. The Shores added new elevators, a security system, tiled common areas on all 10 floors and pavers in the pool/spa areas. It also rebuilt the main lobby and kitchen area, painted the exterior, added a new gas grill area, hurricane windows in the lobby, replacement of furniture in the lobby, new umbrellas in the pool area, refreshed existing landscaping, new awning and sealing and stripping of the parking area.Real estate news Foundation to host seminarLARGO The Community Service Foundation will host a free, two-part first-time homebuyers seminar on Tuesdays, Jan. 3 and 10, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road. The seminar is designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate. For information or to register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit www.csfhome.org.Foundation to host seminarST. PETERSBURG The Community Service Foundation will host a free, two-part household budgeting seminar on Tuesdays, Jan. 24 and 31, 6 to 9 p.m., at Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N. The seminar is designed for people who want to live better on less and/or to save to buy a home. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate. For information or to register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit www.csfhome.org.Foreclosure prevention workshop slatedCLEARWATER The Neighborhood Community Foundation will host a free foreclosure prevention workshop Thursday, Jan. 5, 7 to 9 p.m., at The Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd. An independent, nonprofit organization based in Sarasota, the Neighborhood Community Foundation strives to help residents develop a better understanding of the foreclosure process, legal rights, and available options and solutions to remain in their homes. Knowledge is power, and homeowners can more effectively fight foreclosure by knowing about the process and understanding how current events can affect their outcome, said David C. Hicks, in a press release. Hicks is a foreclosure defense attorney who is one of the keynote speakers at the Neighborhood Community Foundations prevention workshops. The workshop will answer many questions and provide insight to guide homeowners to the next positive step, wherever they may be in the process. During the workshop, Hicks will share free legal advice about the most common types of errors and violations found in loan documents and provide a full explanation of the laws that protect homeowners when facing foreclosure eviction. In addition, homeowners will receive information from other nonprofit agencies to help them properly assess a practical course of action for their needs. Topics will include loan modifications, federal foreclosure programs such as HAMP and HAFA, load audits, lender paybacks, county agency resources, legal defenses and protection against foreclosure predators. To register, call 877-306-5299 or visit www.Neighborhood-Community.org.Biz notes United Van Lines honors Suddath ST. PETERSBURG Suddath Relocation Systems of St. Petersburg, agent of United Van Lines, recently was honored by the worldwide transportation company for exceptional professional achievement. Announcement of the recognition, conferred as part of van lines annual awards program, was made by United CEO Richard H. McClure during Uniteds 2011 Convention, in Orlando, with more than 500 United representatives in attendance. Suddath Relocation Systems received the Presidents Club Award, $1 million level, honoring agents who have generated at least $1 million in sales for the United system during the past year.St. Pete Bagel opens second Largo location LARGO St. Pete Bagel Co. opened the doors of a new Largo location on Dec. 10. The new location, at 11987 Indian Rocks Road, will offer several amenities including seating for up to 40 customers, a large-screen LCD television and high-speed wireless Internet access to enable customers to work or surf the Web while enjoying breakfast, lunch or a coffee break. The new store features the same New York-style Kosher bagels that have made the original shop a fixture for St. Petersburg residents and tourists alike. The menu will include old-fashioned donuts, which are also being added to the offerings at the St. Pete store.Jazzercise classes move to new locationCLEARWATER Jazzercise dance-fitness classes will move to a new location in the Clearwater/Largo area the week of Jan. 1. Jazzercise instructor Laura Price has moved the classes to accommodate new participants and to provide current participants with a more convenient location. The new location is at Dance America Dance Studio, 4445 East Bay Drive. Classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Classes were formerly presented at St. Pauls United Methodist Church. Im excited about the new location for Jazzercise classes, said Price in a press release. Jazzercise offers a unique blend of fitness and jazz dance that Clearwater and Largo residents have discovered is a lot of fun. The new location will just make it easier for participants to enjoy a workout where and when its convenient for them.Carmel Caf and Wine Bar introduces brunch menuCLEARWATER A brand new brunch service at the Carmel Caf and Wine Bar features traditional favorites plus new signature brunch dishes that are only available Saturdays and Sundays. Weekends offer the perfect opportunity to leisurely enjoy a selection of hot and cold dishes that range from soups, salads and sandwiches to frittatas, stuffed French toast and steak and egg sliders. The new brunch menu combines Carmel Caf and Wine Bar favorites like Steak Frites with what are sure to become crowd-pleasers. Short rib hash, seasonal veggie tartines (open-faced sandwiches), frittatas featuring egg whites, port mushrooms, goat cheese and asparagus and French toast stuffed with fontina, provolone and ham are among the new brunch specialties exclusively available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Carmel Caf and Wine Bar is at 2548 N. McMullen Booth Road.Networking groups Networking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Thursday, Dec. 15 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, Dec. 15 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Shopping Center on the corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call Barbara at 573-1935, ext. 402. Thursday, Dec. 15 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Thursday, Dec. 15 Gulf Beaches Power Lunch Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sports Bar and Grill, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., Seminole. Call Sandy Schell at 415-4772 Thursday, Dec. 15 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Dec. 16 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www.bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, Dec. 16 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, Dec. 19 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@freenetworkinginternational.com. Monday, Dec. 19 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 6426173, email waynep@freenetworkinginter national.com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, Dec. 20 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Tuesday, Dec. 20 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, Dec. 20 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240.

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Viewpoints 15A Beacon, December 15, 2011 Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a rst-come, rst-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements. Please do not use profanity. We do not publish poetry or songs in letters to the editor. Each writer may submit one letter per month. We cant return letters to the editor. The woman said, I hate all this talk about the middle class, and how were being wiped out or cheated. If theres an upper class and a middle class, then there must be a lower class. And I dont think anyone should be considered low class. I forget who the woman was. Was she correct in her thinking? Perhaps. She was stating one opinion of the American class system. Other opinions and approaches exist. Do you know which class you belong to? If so, on what do you base your conclusion? Here are some possibilities: Your income; your net worth; the size and value of your home; its location; your occupation or profession; your education; the car you drive; the clothes you wear; the books you read, if any; your behavior in public; your behavior in private; how loudly you speak; your grammar; your police record, if any; your religious beliefs, if any; whether you chew gum in public; whether you refer to your spouse by name or by pronoun; how you treat servers in restaurants; your policy on tattoos. Feel free to add your own criteria. The conventional wisdom is that America has no class system. Thats true only if youre comparing us to the layered, complex British system containing a mixture of peers, knights, barons, yeomen, laborers, royals, tradesmen, professionals, skilled workers and other sub-groups. In 2001 the British Office of National Statistics published socio-economic classifications that spelled out the classes each person might belong to. Im not sure what good it did. Here in the good old U.S.A. nobody, public or private, can authoritatively decree whos in which class and why. Were all over the lot. The current debate over the disappearing middle class centers mostly on money whos got it, who doesnt, and how wealth should be distributed. The government has established poverty-level guidelines, taxation levels and other financial boundaries. But theyre not of much use when youre at a party and someone says, Joe Blow is a really high-class guy and someone else replies, Are you kidding? Hes a bum. At that point we start to see just how differently class can be defined. Within the three major groups (high, middle and low) are many socio-economic subcategories. Examples: lace curtain Irish vs. shanty Irish. Could you line up a hundred Irish people and accurately separate them into the appropriate group? I couldnt. Whether we realize it or not, each of us carries around within us our own classification system. Its partly a product of our upbringing what our parents taught us. Another factor is where we live old people in rural Alabama are likely to think differently than Connecticut suburbanites do. Every time I hear someone classify a group as white trash or trailer-park trash, I want to stop him and say, Could you define that term, please? And dont generalize be specific. Charlies father was a school bus driver. His family lived from paycheck to paycheck. Somehow Charlie got a scholarship and a college degree. Today he teaches high-school chemistry; he owns a small home, drives a Ford, and has $3,600 in savings. He speaks beautiful English, is pro-life, and despises racism. Can you tell me which class Charlie belongs to? Is he working-class, like his father? I dont think so. Hes not rich enough to be called upper-class. The fact that his grammar is faultless lifts him above most middleclass Americans. See how confusing this class business becomes? Useful exercise: ask your friends to describe a typical lower-class, middle-class and upper-class person. Then compare their notes. Better yet: ask them to list the things that an upper-class member would never or seldom do. Possible entries: chew gum in public; be rude to waitresses; make disparaging remarks to overweight people; vote a straight Democratic ticket. In the musical My Fair Lady speech expert Henry Higgins contends that a persons accent and manner of speaking are the chief determinants of where he/she finally lands on the lower-class/upper-class ladder. This notion was only partly true in England, and is even less so in America. Here, Texas billionaires may sound like mule-skinners, while the speech of bank clerks and elementary school teachers may be near-perfect. So what are we to conclude from all this? (1) When trying to make sense of our class system, we should stick to the dollars-andcents aspect. Attempting to categorize people by their behavior, speech, dress, education and background will only lead us into a foggy swampland where all the road signs are missing. (2) Whatever our individual class may be, we shouldnt regard it as permanent. A phone call, a casual conversation or a simple piece of luck (either good or bad) can pitch us from one class to another in the blink of an eye.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at tralee71@comcast.net.High-class, low-class and confusedDrivers cause accidents, not red light camerasEditor: This letter is regarding a letter by Bob Snow in the Dec. 1 issue about cameras increasing the amount of accidents. I personally dont know anyone against red light cameras, except those that are running red lights. As far as causing accidents, the said accidents are caused by drivers who violate traffic laws. First, a driver must have his/her vehicle under control at all times. Second, a driver must have a safe stopping distance between his/her own vehicle. Third, when approaching a controlled intersection, a driver must reduce speed. These are all state laws that should be abided by. If they were, there would be no red camera accidents. Also, anyone with a drivers license should know that drivers have to yield to oncoming traffic. It appears to me that someone should read their drivers manual or be retested. The problem in Pinellas County is a lack of traffic enforcement. Last I heard, the Sheriffs Office had six deputies assigned to traffic. That is ridiculous. The only way to stop the carnage is better enforcement of existing traffic laws, one ticket at a time. Lawrence Stephany LargoCity spending out of controlEditor: I am a resident of Largo and read your article regarding the $17 million construction loans for the Highland Avenue Recreation Center. This spending, which our children are responsible for, should be stopped by residents of Largo. We already have plenty of facilities in this area. For example, city officials have already spent millions, on the Largo Community Center on Alternate Keene Road, including a gym. The expense of this building became increasingly costly by participating in LEED certification. The nasty little secret in Largo is they are spending much more than necessary to compete for awards. In fact, our Largo Library standards were based on competing for an architectural award. Who I ask is benefiting from this? Our commissioners are not representing the people. Why arent taxpayers (the ones who are paying) being allowed to vote on this directly? Dont our representatives care about debt? Largo Commission spending is out of control with seemingly no checks or balances. For Christmas I am happy to share a quote from our founder regarding debt. Thomas Jefferson said, Do not let your government enslave you with perpetual debt. The only way to ensure a sound government is for good citizens to hold these governments accountable. Mary McCarthy LargoSay no to butt buster patrolEditor: While I would go along with tobacco free parks; I would not support the same for the beaches. Why the difference? Because the parks here are owned by Indian Rocks Beach. The beaches are a different matter. Some properties here run to the waters edge. How can IRB make laws over private property, let alone enforce them. How would you stop one of these landowners from smoking on his/her own property outside? Are you contemplating seizing air rights under eminent domain and writing laws about those air rights? Lastly doesnt our contract law enforcement department have enough law enforcement duties here to keep them busy? If not, lets reduce the force, and the fees. These are tough recessionary years; I think it is time to give up thoughts of a butt buster patrol in IRB. Lets continue to find ways to do more needed things for less money. Victor Wood Indian Rocks BeachChristmas is what we should be celebratingEditor:Today while I was shopping at one of the various dollar stores we see in the shopping centers, I was appalled at what I saw. Every place I looked, there was some sort of holiday item decorations, dishes, balloons, gifts, you name it. Its not only at the dollar store, though, its infested in all of our stores. They are all putting Holiday greetings on their merchandise and saying happy holidays to each other. Now, I know of one holiday, New Years. What is the other? No one seems to really know or give it a name. Let me tell you about a holiday we had when I was growing up. It was a huge birthday party for someone very, very special. Gifts were given. If you didnt have the money to purchase a gift, then you made one. Carols were played in stores while we were shopping, and the television and radio were full of them as well. We were all in accord about whose birthday it was. We knew him personally. We also celebrated his birthday further by gathering together the evening before Christmas at a very special place to honor him, our church. It was always a reverent gathering, because the person whose birthday we were celebrating was responsible for our day-today living. He was like a father and we were his children. We loved him and his birthday celebration was a way of showing it to the world. Now, of course, the holiday was Christmas and the birthday was for Jesus. I wonder so many times how Jesus feels when his birthday comes around and so many people ignore it, but still get in on the festivities associated with Christmas. Happy holidays? Keep them, but give me back my holiday Christmas. He is my savior and I hope to be with him some day, maybe soon, and I want to honor the birth of the one who loved me enough to die. Jean GlickLargoLocal talent pricelessEditor: Who needs Andre Bocelli, Van Cliburn or Kiri when we have some amazing talent right here in Belleair? At the annual Christmas concert in tastefully decorated town hall, residents and neighbors alike were regaled by a musical program ranging from classical to whimsical. Miss Victoria showcased her virtuoso talent by playing Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue following up with a medley of unique Christmas variations. Melody AristoKielisch and Giorgio Aristo, both of International Opera fame, delighted the audience with carols as varied as their octave ranges. Nolan Marshall, a local piano tuner (and Largo firefighter), teamed up with Aristo singing an electrifying rendition of Ave Maria. Local ophthalmologist, Dr. Scott Behler, capably accompanied on piano. Other surprise performers graced the stage throughout the program bringing smiles followed by thunderous applause. A concert of this caliber would command ticket prices in the $50 to $75 range. But because of the generous spirit of our local talent as well as the concentrated efforts of the staff of Belleair, this was a free event. What a great place to live! Merry Christmas. Lil Cromer Belleair On most days I like living in Florida. Im certainly not going to move back to the town of my birth, Superior, Wis., because Im too old to make snow angels five months out of the year, and too young to sit around the house and play cribbage, canasta, pickup sticks or some other game when the weather is bad. Lost my Midwestern accent decades ago. Dont want to learn how to talk funny again. Ive lived in Florida since I was 8 years old, moving to Ocala from Wisconsin at a time when orange grove was a place where you picked fruit instead of being the name of a subdivision. We felt safe, too, and nobody offered us drugs, except cherry cough drops. The only shootings that occurred were at Six Gun Territory, a great tourist attraction that was much less expensive than Disney World. There were a lot of interesting attractions in that era, and monkeys were in zoos instead of on the loose. All in all, I cant complain. But I could be motivated to leave the Sunshine State if I felt my life, liberty, sanity and digestive system were at risk due to circumstances beyond my control, such as: 1. If the Church of Scientology ever seeks and obtains the naming rights to the Harborview Center. 2. If hurricane season is extended to Jan. 1. 3. If Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen refrains from making disparaging remarks about the Legislature. Oh, lest I forget, and Gov. Spaceman, aka Rick Scott. 4. If I continue to see exotic wildlife in our parks. I can tolerate iguanas, but Im not too keen on monitors and tegu lizards. One glimpse at a komodo dragon, and Im out of here. 5. If the University of Florida football team continues its downslide. We cant have that. Might be time to add some more Furmans to the schedule. 6. If the distribution and use of prescription drugs continue to wreak havoc, affecting all walks of life. I hope that all government agencies, from municipal governments, to state legislators, to judges, continue to be vigilant in their efforts to deal with this problem. Speaking of judges, what drug was 1st District Court Judge Paul Hawkes on when he helped get the Taj Mahal built in Tallahassee? 7. If a monkey steals the morning newspaper on my doorstep. 8. If on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, a new category is created for storms 6. 9. If Madeira Beach fails for one month to give us something to write about. 10. If the Democratic Party serves up another candidate for governor who lacks charisma. Dear Dems: Find somebody who can hold my attention longer than a game of pickup sticks. 11. If state officials decide to give coyotes protected species status. Not to worry, I would never think of shooting a coyote. Same goes for legislators. 12. If it takes longer to drive to Central Florida from here than it does to walk there. At least there ought to be an I-4 bike path. Rickshaws anyone? 13. If The Tampa Bay Rays move to Orlando see 12. 14. If Walmart ever opens a store along Gulf Boulevard. 15. If it costs more to take a ride in an ambulance than to buy one. 16. If the new St. Petersburg Pier resembles a Ferris Wheel. Id rather the city keep the old pier and build a Ferris Wheel on it. 17. If Haslams Book Store in St. Petersburg closes. Love how some mom and pops have endured the ages and have survived the stagnant economy despite the Walmarts. 18. If another drawbridge is built in Pinellas County. 19. If The Bucs sign Brett Favre. 20. If my uncle, a citrus grower who lives in Lake County, retires and sells his groves and some developer names a subdivision after it.When its time to leave Florida 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.com Publisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@tbnweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli tbniandy@yahoo.com Retail Advertising Manager: Jay Rey jrey@tbnweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Shelly Fournier sfournier@tbnweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@tbnweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@tbnweekly.com Seminole/Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Largo Leader/Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Chary Southmayd csouthmayd@tbnweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@tbnweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@tbnweekly.com General Editorial editorial@tbnweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563What do you think?LETTERS Drivers SeatBob Driver Every time I hear someone classify a group as white trash or trailerpark trash, I want to stop him and say, Could you define that term, please? And dont generalize be specific. Tom Germond

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Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE Our Mission is Keeping You HealthyNew Patients WelcomeFAMILY PRACTICE & INTERNAL MEDICINE2 Locations to Better Serve YouHumana, Medicare & Most Insurance AcceptedOakhurst Medical Clinic 13020 Park Blvd. Seminole, FL 33776 (727) 393-3404 East Bay Medical Center 3800 East Bay Dr. Largo, FL 33771 (727) 539-0505 oakmed.com102011Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O., FAAIM John Jarboe, A.R.N.P. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P. Gail Quail, MSN, A.R.N.P.-C Pinellas Internal Medicine Associatesis proud to WelcomeDr. Sarah Digby, D.O.Providing personal and professional care, Specializing in Adult Medicine for patients age 18 and older.Now Accepting New PatientsWe accept Medicare, Preferred Care, Universal and All Major Insurances. Affiliated with Morton Plant, Largo Medical and Northside Hospitals. Pinellas Internal Medicine Associates 727-544-83008130 66th Street North, Suite 1 Pinellas Park112411 Dealing with office goodies, parties galore can be challenging Tis the season for break room treats and office social gatherings. Between office festivities, and finding the need to accommodate the mountain of party invites throughout the holiday season, it is easy to find yourself a little worn down. Incorporating active fun and healthy food into the office holiday season can keep your staff from being physically drained and unproductive. Lunch hour: Get out of your chair and enjoy Tampa Bays sunshine! Break up that long workday with a little bit of playtime. Recess isnt just for the schoolyards anymore. An active body leads to a fit and healthy brain. Whether by yourself or with your colleagues its time to rejuvenate just like the good ol days on the playground! Head out for a brisk walk or start a pick-up game. Four square, Frisbee or hopscotch anyone? Break room treats: It seems like this time of year you come to work and become drowned in a sea of high-calorie deliciousness. Cookies, brownies, and festive treats galore. Combat the goodies by challenging your co-workers to bring in healthy-inspired treats. Whoever brings in the most health-conscious (and tasty) yummies wins the title of the office fun-meister. Deck the halls. Instead of making the office intern put together the office tree and hang up the wreath, grab the entire staff and make an afternoon of decking the halls. Not only will the celebration bring joyful smiles and bonding among the office, but employees will get a workout. Team building: Tackle extra pounds before the New Year arrives. Band together with co-workers to achieve weight loss goals by starting now. The holidays are a perfect time to get together with your favorite office buddies and challenge each other to battle the bulge. Share holiday season successes via email, such as: This weekend I escaped my sisters annual party without eating 12 Crab Rangoons my fave! It will brighten up the day by providing a few laughs. Plus, everyone will gain the support they need to fend of the dreaded holiday pounds. Make the switch! Dont let holiday party beverages become the Grinch Who Stole Your Fabulous Waist Line. Ditch the office party eggnog and champagne for healthful, yet flavorful alternatives. Make the office fruit punch sparkle with a little sugar-free punch mix and flavored sparkling water. Find more holiday cooking alternatives and ideas at www.findthefunnow.com. Looking for other new ways to enjoy active fun with your coworkers? www.findthefunnow.com provides a database of active fun ideas throughout Pinellas County. Find the Fun Now is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work program being funded by the Centers for Disease Control in Pinellas County and 49 other communities across the United States to address the nations two leading causes of death and chronic disease: obesity and tobacco. The obesity prevention campaign is built around a Web-based application that helps area residents find active fun and healthy food options. FindTheFunNow.com includes a database of hundreds of local activities as well as information about local farmers markets and other places to find fresh produce. Grab your colleagues and celebrate the season in fun-style! You are working in the Capital of Fun for a reason.This article was provided by the Pinellas County Health Department. For your healthHealth notes Suncoast Hospice to host volunteer open houseST. PETERSBURG The Suncoast Hospice House Bayfront will host an open house for prospective volunteers Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Bayfront Medical Center, 701 Sixth St. S. The public may drop in any time during the open house to tour the hospice house uniquely located inside the historic hospital. The open house will include refreshments and will offer attendees an opportunity to meet the volunteer staff and learn about daytime and evening volunteer positions such as being a companion to patients and families or assisting in the office. Registration is not required. Suncoast Hospice House Bayfront is one of three hospice houses operated by Suncoast Hospice. Its situated in a quieter, beautifully-remodeled hospital wing that looks and feels like home. It accommodates 12 patients, who may move in right from the hospital or be admitted from other places. Suncoast Hospices care is patient and family-focused, to comfort patients at the end of life and support their families and caregivers. For information, call Melissa Mor at 523-3442.Aging Wisely wins awardCLEARWATER Clearwater-based Aging Wisely LLC recently was chosen as the 2011 winner of the Patient Advocacy Award in the category of Patient Advocate Organization. This award is presented by the Professional Patient Advocacy Institute, which is a member organization and a community aligned around the common cause of providing advocacy for consumers as they strive to secure their healthcare needs and cover their insurance and financial matters. These awards are intended to set the benchmark for recognizing those who provide leading patient advocacy on behalf of patients and their families. Sue Lewis of Aging Wisely also was chosen as a finalist in the Independent Patient Advocate category. Lewis has served as a professional care manager and patient advocate with Aging Wisely since 2003. Aging Wisely has been serving elders and a variety of clients and their families since 1998, providing care management and advocacy services. We are proud that our team has been recognized for our advocacy efforts, said Linda Chamberlain, founder and president of Aging Wisley LLC, in a press release. As we have evolved as an organization over the years, we have strived to constantly improve and educate ourselves for our clients benefit. Our mission is all about ensuring quality of life in all aspects for the clients and families we serve.Largo Medical Center introduces new technologyLARGO Largo Medical Center recently began using a new piece of equipment in the treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Peripheral Arterial Disease occurs when cholesterol causes blockages in the leg, which impede blood flow to the lower extremities. Getting that blood pumping the way it should is getting easier thanks to new technology call Stealth. Stealth is used to restore blood flow to extremities in an effort to avoid amputation. The device uses a diamond coated burr to cut through plaque in the small vessels in the leg, said Merrill Krolick, D.O., and interventional cardiologist, in a press release. The procedure is done without a surgical incision. Dr. Krolick is one of the first in the area to use the Stealth at Largo Medical Center, said Janet Morra, vice president of cardiovascular services at Largo Medical Center. Patients can often have their procedure done early in the morning and are discharged later the same day. It is estimated that 12 million Americans suffer from PAD. It will often present with symptoms including: tired legs, heaviness in the legs, non-healing ulcers, and pain while walking. People who have this disorder may have underlying coronary artery disease and can die of a heart attack. PAD is a serious condition that if not treated can lead to painful legs, gangrene, and removal of toes or even removal of a limb. It is important that an evaluation of the peripheral circulation be done and to make every effort to restore any impaired blood flow to the limb. Krolick says patients who may not be well enough for an open surgical procedure to restore circulation, can be treated safely with this technique.

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Pets of the Week 17A Beacon, December 15, 2011 CAMP FREEDOM HOLINESS CHURCH Matt. 11:28 6980 54th Ave. North, St. PetersburgTraditional Worship in a family atmosphere and all are welcome to attend!Sunday 10am and 6pmWednesday Bible Study &Youth Service 7:30pmPastor Randy Tolley 727-545-3690 112411 Church And Temple DirectoryS121511 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: rabbi@jewishheritage.net Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411 FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCHA Congregational Christian Church, everyone welcome 152 TreasureIsland Causeway Treasure IslandNorth of ClockTower 398-6342 Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.Celebrate The HolidaySunday School 9:15 a.m. WORSHIP 10:00 a.m.Pastor J. Michael Hargrave112411 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST6245 Seminole Blvd., (Alt. 19), Seminole 392-1406Reading Room Sunday 10 A.M. Wed. 7 P.M.SUNDAY SERVICE..........................................10:30 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL...........................................10:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY TESTIMONY MEETING.............7:30 P.M.80510 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706Rev. Dr. Armand L. Weller, Senior Pastor Come and worship. Go and serve.Contemporary Worship(Fellowship Hall)8:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Traditional Worship(Sanctuary) 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.Nursery providedSunday School 9:30 a.m.110311Bible Study Monday at 7 p.m. & Friday at 9:30 a.m.Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 PATHWAYSCOMMUNITY CHURCHFRIDAY 7:15pm SATURDAY 7pm SUNDAY 9am & 10:30am MONDAY Celebrate Recovery 7pmWWW.PATHWAYSCC.COM801SEMINOLEBLVD.LARGO, FL33770727-397-4707090811 Ministries and Services for Children, Youth, Young Adults, Seniors, Deaf and Hurts of All Kinds PATHWAYSCOMMUNITY CHURCHFRIDAY 7:15pm SATURDAY 7pm SUNDAY 9am & 10:30am MONDAY Celebrate Recovery 7pmWWW.PATHWAYSCC.COM801SEMINOLEBLVD.LARGO, FL33770727-397-4707090811 Ministries and Services for Children, Youth, Young Adults, Seniors, Deaf and Hurts of All Kinds 120811 8771 Park Blvd. SeminoleCorner of Park Blvd. & Starkey Rd. next to Save-a-LotHeirs of Promise ChurchPastor Jim & April Licensed & Ordained Through Rhema Bible A Non Denominational / Spirit Filled Church397-0806 www.heirsofpromise.com Bible Foundations Class Nursery Contemporary Worship PrayerSunday Service................................................10:30 AM Childrens Church...........................................10:30 AM Thursday Midweek Service...............................7:00 PM121511 Advanced Bay Area Medical Associates Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease Primary Care Adult and Womens HealthSeminole 8207 113thStreet 397-3991 St. Petersburg 1700 66thStreet N. 384-2479 Accepting Medicare and most Major Insurance Plans New Patients Welcome Hablamos Espaol82511Jeffrey R. Levenson, MD, PA Elisa Icaza, MSN, ARNP Denisse Balcacer, MD 120111 033111 Bardmoor Outpatient Center8787 Bryan Dairy Rd. Suite 330, Largo727-391-8009Where the Compassionate Hand Meets Modern MedicineM. Mansour, M.D., P.A.Board Certied in Family Practicewww.mansourfamilypractice.com We accept most insurance plansFamily Practice Preventive Medicine Minor Emergencies Well Woman Programs Now Accepting New Patients Voted Most Caring Physician 100611 100611 ObituariesRecognizing that some readers wish to share the life and loss of a loved one with the community, Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries in our weekly papers. The deadline for submitting obituary information is 9 a.m. on Monday, for that weeks papers. Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers. Obituary information should include: full name, age, city and date of death. You may also choose to include the names of living and/or predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or activities that they participated in. If you wish to include the name of the funeral home handling arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly publication and the paper may publish after the services have taken place. For further information, including cost, please call Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563, or you can submit your information through our Web site, www.TBNweekly.com, or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.80510 112411Includes: Nutritional Counseling & One Week Supply of Appetite Suppressants Phendimetrazine Available Call For Details! Calvin Calvin is 1 years old and an inquisitive fellow. Hes high on energy and looking for a family that wants a very fast, playful and intelligent cat. SPCA adoption fees are waived through December. Take him home for just a $10 microchip fee. Calvin is one of more than 150 cats awaiting new homes at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo. Visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.Ruby RedIn addition to her cute ears, Ruby Red has a beautiful red coat. She is a 2-year-old terrier/American pit bull mix with an amazing personality. Ruby Red wants to be in a loving home with a mature family where she can be the center of attention and receive belly rubs. She would be a great addition to any home this holiday season. Humane Society of Pinellas is at 3040 State Road 590 in Clearwater. Call 797-7722. MadisynMadisyn is a 9-month-old female kitty. She is very sweet and friendly. She will do well with other friendly cats. She is spayed and current on her vaccinations. If interested in adopting Madisyn, call Pat at Second Chance For Strays at 535-9154. For additional details or information, visit www.secondchanceforstrays.petfinder.com.

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18ABeacon, December 15, 2011 Hannah, Libby & Sunshine Our ReceptionistsHappy HolidaysCare Animal Hospital of SeminoleKenneth Newman, DVM 13017 Park Boulevard(in Portobello Square)727-954-3994121511Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm Sat. 8am-1pm Emergencies seen up to 9pmCareAHofSeminole.comCompassionate Care at Affordable Prices!From Annual Vaccines: Dogs $89 Cats $79 by HerbsByMerlin.com18117 Gulf Blvd.Redington ShoresNext to Beach PizzaFlorida 33708HERBAL/GIFT SHOP 727-575-9952Monday Saturday 11am-9pm Sunday 11am-7pm. WWW.HERBSBYMERLIN.COMHerbs by Merlin Enterprises LLC. Give the Gift of Health!120111HERBS VEGETABLE PLANTS RAW HONEY HERBAL TEAHERBAL SOAPS SPICES ESSENTIAL OILSSPECIAL BLENDED TEAS TINCTURESHEALTH PRODUCTS CULINARY HERBS SPIRITUAL HERBS All Occasion Gifts Available STUN GUNS150,000 VoltsLimited Time Only Unusual Holiday Gifts Available!Storewide 20% Off Everything JEWELERS JEWELERSWE BUYBroken Gold Jewelry Diamonds Rolex Coins Old Watches Pocket Watches(Manual or Auto. Working or Not)Hours: Monday Friday 9-6pm Saturday 9-5pm Closed SundayProfessional Jewelry & Watch Repair While You Wait!We Service All Rolex Year WarrantiesBuy Sell Trade Repair Sale on Solid 14K Gold JewelryNecklaces, Bracelets, Charms, Earrings Diamond Rings & Diamond Pendants Large Selection of Preowned Rolexes On Sale!CLEARANCE SALE 25% 50% OFF ALL PULSAR & SEIKOJason Jason AFINE JEWELRY SILVER 10K 14K FINE JEWELRY SILVER 10K 14K SEIKODEALER COMPLETE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIR PAY TOP $ FOR OLD GOLD WATCHES PAY TOP $ FOR OLD GOLD WATCHES & DIAMONDS SEIKODEALER COMPLETE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIR Seminole Mall (outside mall next to CVS )392-6222Not afliated with Rolex U.S.A120811 WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS Heating & Air Conditioning Class A Lic #CAC058721120111 SERVICE CALLReg. $79.95 (with repairs)Excluding Warranty RepairsFREEMon.-Fri. During business hours only excluding holidaysCall forFREEEstimate & 2nd Opinions 13205 Gulf Blvd. Madeira Beach 121511 FRESH STONE CRABS ARE HERE!OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY9am for Breakfast with Bloody Mary BarMenu Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years DaySurf & Turf Medallion Filet Mignon with 3 Large Scallops 3 Large Shrimp Garlic Mashed or Baked Potato Sauteed Vegetable Cheese Cake for Dessert$22.95Happy Hour Monday Friday 11am-6pm Taking Reservations for Christmas & New Years As a result of the efforts of the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce and many residents of Treasure Island and surrounding communities, the LIFTING UP ANDY fundraiser has been a great success. Thanks, in large part, to the events held at Benjamins Studios on December 3, and at Dukes Island Bar & Grill on December 4, the total funds raised to date is in excess of $20,000. The Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce is honored and proud to say that a stand-up wheelchair to accommodate Andy Brettners needs has been paid for and is being custom built. This purchase was made possible by way of the additional contributions by Bill Edwards, a local businessman and Chairman of the Edwards Family Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce. This is another of the many projects that have been undertaken to benet the residents of Treasure Island and surrounding communities and in particular those merchants and business persons that are attempting to provide products and services that are in demand by the many residents and visitors to our ne community. 121511 BACK PAIN? SCIATICA? ONE HOUR MASSAGES 727.398-8844NO Contracts Independently OwnedMon.-Sat. 9am-6pm 18 Years Exp.9410 Seminole Blvd., Seminole (Oxford Sq. Plaza)Per Visit for First 30 Days New Client Special!Expires 12/31/2011 Includes Warm Foot Treatment Deep Tissue Hot Stone Relaxation BambooYOUR CHOICE!121511MM21761 GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE 7155 Seminole Blvd., Seminole727-392-8852Hours: Mon. Sat. 11 a.m. 9 p.m. OPEN Sunday Noon 8 p.m.All items are made to order Catering Available $5 OFFA check of $20 or more.Expires 1/1/12 2 FREE Glasses of Wine ..OR.. 2 FREE Cannolis121511 Expires 1/1/12. Can not be used with other coupons.Includes Salad & BreadWITH PURCHASE OF 2 DINNERS$20 121511 120811The Treasure Island Chamber of CommerceProudly Welcomes the Return ofThe Friday Morning MarketDecember thru April 13, 2012 9am-2pmThe Community Center1 Park Place &106th Ave., Treasure Island(Behind Walgreens) Over 40 Vendors & Live Music Food Jewelry Arts Crafts & Much More FREE PARKING 10525 Park Blvd., Seminole727-394-0064Mon.-Fri., 7am-3pm Sat., 8am-3pm www.purpleonionseminole.comBuy 2 Ft. Hoagie Get 1 Lb. SideFREE!Buy 1 Sandwich, Salad or Wrap Get 1 Sandwich, Salad or Wrap1/2 OFF!(Dine in or carry out only) Expires 12/29/11 (Dine in or carry out only) Expires 12/29/11 Dine In Carry Out only Catering & Delivery Available 121511Italian American Cold Cut Veggie 2 Ft., 4 Ft., 6 Ft. Sides Include Cole Slaw, Potato Salad or Pasta Salad

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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesBeacon Section B December 15, 2011Visit www.TBNweekly.com GRncTop 5 diversions Shrek the Musical, Friday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets range from $42.50 to $62.50. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyones favorite ogre to life on stage. Shrek the Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone. The Chocolate Nutcracker, presented by Life Force, Saturday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets range from $42.50 to $62.50. Call 8925767 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Now in its 12th year, The Chocolate Nutcracker has been a community project consisting of over 200 children from the Tampa Bay area. As one of the most talked about productions, Life Force has presented and produced the show three years. The production will again be a spin on Tchiakovskys classic, beginning with a Harlem Renaissance swing setting and then taking the audience to Jazzland, Gospeland, Land of Funk, Africa, Brazil and many more experiences. My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish and Im Home for the Holidays, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18, at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Show times are Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets range from $39.75 to $49.75. Steve Solomon is back with more outrageously funny stories of the eccentric characters in his family. The award-winning writer and comedian continues his standup series by bringing the audience home to Grandmas for a holiday dinner. Its another laugh-filled performance featuring family chaos during the holidays: a time of peace, a time of joy, a time of loving and giving a time of remembering why you left home in the first place. Laurie Berkner Band Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $28 to $38. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Berkner has been a professional musician since 1992, but her success as a childrens recording artist came as a relatively recent surprise to her. Critics widely acknowledge Berkners major contribution toward launching what is now dubbed the progressive kindie rock movement that is less saccharine, more rocking music that is not dumbed down for children. Her ability to gain parents enthusiasm for the songs helped assure her position as the queen of childrens music. Irish Tenors Christmas Monday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $33 to $68. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. After a five-year hiatus, Ronan Tynan rejoins Finbar Wright and Anthony Kearns for special December dates only. One of the most successful Irish acts ever to tour the United States, The Irish Tenors will be accompanied by a live orchestra. This trio has been wildly popular with PBS audiences and at concerts across the country. Their groundbreaking Ellis Island Project album and DVD sold more than two million copies. The Irish are masters at expressing in song their love of country, family, and those entrancing Irish lasses. These tenors are known for rich, clear, heartfelt renditions of the best of traditional Irish music. Other events in the area:Seminole Classic Movie Matinee Friday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The feature film will be The Lion in Winter. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 394-6905. Family Movie Matinee, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The feature film will be The Santa Clause. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Seminole Library. Call 394-6905. Classic Movie Matinee, Friday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The feature film will be Scrooge. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of Looking ahead Looking ahead Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry and Jared Harris Director: Guy Ritchie Rated: PG-13 Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room ... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris) and not only is he Holmes intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of an apparent overdose; bombings in Strasbourg and Vienna; the death of an American steel magnate... No one sees the connective thread between these seemingly random events no one, that is, except the great Sherlock Holmes, who has discerned a deliberate web of death and destruction. At its center sits a singularly sinister spider: Moriarty. Holmes investigation into Moriartys plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his ominous plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but also alter the course of history.Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipwreckedGenre: Animation, family and comedy Cast: Anna Faris, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney Director: Mike Mitchell Rated: G The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become chip-Opening this week Photo by DANIEL SMITHRorbert Downey Jr., left, stars as Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law as Dr. James Watson and Noomi Rapace as Madam Simza Heron in Warne r Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. wrecked on a remote island. As the Munks and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Sylvester Stallone stars in the 1975 cult action film Death Race 2000, produced by Roger Corman. The documentary Cormans World, from Anchor Bay Entertainment, explores the bygone age of low-budget B movies and exploitation films and shows how Corman became a mentor of directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and James Cameron. See LOOKING AHEAD, page 2B 121511 1-888-HEAR-CLEAR 120811BL www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comHappy Holidays From Our Family To Yours! Sandy Hartmann & Associates has been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients for over 31 years and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. So, before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. 12852 139TH ST, LARGO OPEN HOUSE SAT., DEC 17TH 11am-1pm 2BR/2BA/1CG+ FENCED YARD Updates include flooring & remodeled kitchen Close to schools, Rec Center, shopping, beaches$174,900 CHARMING REDINGTON SHORES HOME 2BR/1BA + BONUS ROOM Great rental or vacation home Private Beach Access with Pavilions is available for only $25.00 a year$160,000 SEMINOLE HOME IN GREAT LOCATION 4BR/2.5BA/2CG + REMODELED KITCHEN Private fenced backyard is great for hosting and features entertaining deck with built-in gas grill, nice landscaping, and 2nd story deck area$249,900 TESTIMONIALI cannot say enough in praise of Sandy Hartmann & Associates. I truly felt they looked out for our best interest at all times. We spoke almost daily and kept me updated on all aspects of the sale. They truly represent professionalism!.L. 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PETE HOME 3BR/2.5BA/2CG + DOUBLE LOT Waterfront area features: 150 ft. water frontage, oversized TREX dock, boat lift, and tie poles to accommodate larger boats$750,000 CUSTOM BUILT SEMINOLE HOME 3BR/2.5BA/2CG BUILT IN 2003 Exterior features: screen enclosed saltwater pool, pavers, lanai, white vinyl fenced yard, oversized2 car gargage w/ 9-ft opening for larger vehicles or boat$349,900 SPLIT PLAN LARGO HOME 3BR/2BA/2CG + FENCED YARD Spacious floor plan features: living room, dining room, family room, master bedroom with oversized walk-in closet$159,900 OPEN HOUSE PRICE REDUCED Downey, Law return in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows See OPENING, page 3B

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2B Just for Fun Beacon, December 15, 2011 Monday Dance 1:30-4:30pm Friday, Dec. 16, 7pm Ray Curtiss Saturday, Dec. 17, 7pm Bobby Tess Band Friday Fish Fry 4:30 till 7:00pm $7.00 Fried, Blackened, Grilled with fries, slaw & dinner roll Lunch Tues.-Fri. 11:30am 2:30pm Thursday Special Tacos 3/$3 or 6/$5 6 Tacos & Pitcher of Beer $10Sundays: River City Banjo Band, 7-9:30pm Legion Membership Required For AlcoholSaturday Christmas Dinner Dance, Donation: $13.00 Dinner 6:00-8:00pm Dance 7:30pm-10:30pm121511 1124117676 131st Street N. Seminole, Florida 33776www.massarodental.comTHEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSETOPAY, CANCELPAYMENTORBE REIMBURSEDFORPAYMENTFORANYOTHERSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFAND WITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEESERVICE, EXAMINATION ORTREATMENT. SPECIAL Since 1973Limited Time OfferCall Today 397-6611Trudi P. Massaro, D.M.D.General and Cosmetic DentistryNew Patient Exam and X-RaysOnly$79.00 ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS.GET HEALTHY! FEEL BETTER! LOOK BETTER!Call ACE-Certied Trainer Arleen Rowen(727) 498-0227 Cell (914) 799-5349arleenrowen@yahoo.com leentness.weebly.com BUY A PACKAGE OF 3 SESSIONS GET THE 4TH ONE FREE 111011 121511 Lessons Starting The Week of Jan. 912 Duplicate Games WeeklySt. Petersburg Bridge Club Call 727-363-1136 For DetailsFirst Lesson FREE! Two days only.Tues., Jan. 10 at 7pm or Wed., Jan. 11 at 9:30am BEGINNERBRIDGELESSONS 880049th St. N., Suite 110, Pinellas Park www.stpetebridge.org Open House Mon., Jan. 9 6-7pm Best of the Beaches Winner 2002-2007-Beachlife Thai-Am2RESTAURANT13037 Gulf Blvd. Madeira Beach 398-9700Featuring Thai & Japanese Cuisine WE DELIVER FROM 4PM 10PM DAILY!Minimum order $10. See me nu at www.thaiam2.comEARLYBIRD SPECIALS!Daily from 3:00pm 7:00pmOPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH 11:30am 3pm Dinner 3pm 9:30pm BRING THIS COUPON MON., TUE., FRI., SAT. & SUNDAYBUY ONE DINNERGET 2ND 50% OFFDine In Only. Equal or lesser value. Expires 01-06-12www.thaiam2.com $1 SUSHIEVERY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY120111 the Library. Call 394-6905. Family Movie Matinee, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The feature film will be The Christmas Star. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Seminole Library. Call 394-6905. Classic Movie Matinee Friday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The feature film will be The Frisco Kid. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 394-6905. Family Movie Matinee, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The feature film will be Kung Fu Panda 2. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Seminole Library. Call 394-6905.Treasure Island Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bilmar Beach Resort. Sponsored by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, admission costs $7. For information, call 522-9877.Clearwater The Sensuous Senator, by Michael Parker, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, through Dec. 23, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. Senator Douglas is running for president on a morality platform, but when his wife Lois leaves to attend a conference in Chicago, he does not hesitate to invite Veronica, his secretary and lover, over. Finding her unavailable, he has an escort agency send voluptuous Fiona. All seems well until his elderly Congressional colleague and neighbor locks himself out and asks to spend the night. Then Congressman Jack Maquire drops in unexpectedly and Fiona, unsure who her client is, zeros in on him. The Exhibiting Society of Artists exhibit, through Feb. 29, 2012, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. TESA will be exhibiting this winter season for three full months at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Artwork by TESAs 50 professional artist members, most of whom reside in and around Pinellas County, includes all-media works available for purchase. TESA has been exhibiting at Ruth Eckerd Hall for nearly 10 years, in the East and West Galleries located on the upper level of the main theater area. The galleries are open for viewing by Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket holders during scheduled performances. For information, call Gayle DeCoste at 474-3386. Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan; presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, through Dec. 18, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Winner of seven Tony and Drama Desk Awards in 1977, Annie tells the story of Little Orphan Annie and how she came to meet Oliver Daddy Warbucks. This Depressionera family musical features such tunes as Tomorrow, NYC and Youre Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile. Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourn, presented by West Coast Players, through Dec. 18, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 4372363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. A bit of time travel courtesy of a set of hotel doors transports a group of characters between past and present in an effort to rewrite history. Singles 50+ Dance Saturday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at Colreavy Hall, 820 Jasmine Way. Sponsored by SCIPS, cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Live music will be provided by the Sincerely Yours band. Door prizes will be awarded. No reservations are necessary. Attendees may bring their own snacks and beverages. Cups and ice are furnished, and sodas are available. Monthly dances, featuring live music, are scheduled for third Saturdays. Other scheduled activities include dining out, theater, movies, picnics, sporting events and visits to museums. Call 446-1619 or 461-7104 or visit scips.tripod.com. Tedeschi Trucks Band Thursday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $29.50 to $75. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Husband-and-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have put together a new band. Theyre now out on the road in support of their studio album Revelator. The first generation of this new lineup made appearances at some of the most prestigious festivals of last year including New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest, Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Fest, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, and Japans Fuji Rock Fest. In addition, Derek and Susan collaborated with Herbie Hancock on his Imagine Project, performing with the jazz master at high profile events such as Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as both of his 70th birthday parties held at LOOKING AHEAD, from page 1B See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4BDecember 15, 2011CapricornDecember 22 January 19The countdown begins. Make sure you cross all your Ts and dot all your Is, Capricorn. An organization makes a plea. Heed the call only if you can.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Passion ignites, and you whisk that special someone off on an adventure. Pick your battles at work carefully, Aquarius. Not everything is worth fighting for.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Youre playing your cards too tight. Open up, Pisces, and let others in. You wont believe the difference it makes. A plan comes full circle.AriesMarch 21 April 19Uh-uh-uh, Aries. The report is not finished yet. Give it one more review. Something is amiss. Music lightens the mood at home and gets everyone into the spirit.TaurusApril 20 May 20Plans must be altered quickly in order to attend a last-minute holiday function. All will not be for naught, as you will have more fun than you expected, Taurus.GeminiMay 21 June 21Volunteerism is a gift in and of itself. Dont be afraid to partake of it and bestow it on another, Gemini. Something thought long gone reappears.CancerJune 22 July 22Keep your eye on the ball, Cancer. Distractions beckon at every turn. The whirlwind of activity at home comes to an abrupt end, thanks to some savvy thinking.LeoJuly 23 August 22The key to good times lies in friends and family. Make sure youre surrounded by many, Leo. A gift from the heart warms a friends heart.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Lines grow longer every day, but you manage the hassle with ease with a young friend by your side, Virgo. A short road trip does you a world of good.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Health crises cease, giving a relative a new lease on life. Invite them over to celebrate, Libra, and let this be a lesson to you that changes in lifestyle do matter.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Rest finally comes after a whirlwind of activity. Savor the moment, Scorpio. It may be a while before you have time to yourself again.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Your finances take a beating, but you manage to bounce back quickly. Childcare issues are not as complicated as they seem. Think, Sagittarius, think. Across1. Door feature 5. Christian Science founder 9. New moon, e.g. 14. Control freak 15. Achy 16. Horse opera 17. Aroma 18. Checked item 19. Contemptuous look 20. Energy converters (2 wds) 23. Bridge play (pl.) 24. Map line 28. "Give it ___!" (2 wds) 29. Big ___ Conference 31. French Sudan, today 32. Lawn mower's path 35. Sits tight 37. End 38. Hit by thunderstorm's electrical discharge (2 wds) 41. "Is that ___?" 42. Bulrush, e.g. 43. Like some buckets 44. Clickable image 46. ___ bit 47. "Wheel of Fortune" buy (2 wds) 48. Not at all 50. Makes right 53. January 1 to December 31 (2 wds) 57. Strikes with beak 60. Cameron ___, actress 61. Plunge headfirst 62. Fits 63. #1 spot 64. Battery contents 65. Regretful 66. Bungle, with "up" 67. CravingsDown1. Comprehend 2. Low point 3. Kind of layer 4. Robin's tidying spot 5. Former Portugese monetary unit 6. Opportunities, so to speak 7. Blah 8. Abominable Snowman 9. Presents, as a threat 10. Two-wheeled covered carriage 11. Absorbed, as a cost 12. "Comprende?" 13. "To ___ is human ..." 21. Acrobat's garb 22. Dressed to the ___ 25. Dye with wax 26. Similar 27. Turn red or yellow, say 29. Bit of color 30. Halftime lead, e.g. 32. Assassinated 33. Ham radio response 34. Burning 35. Dwell 36. Habitual drug user 39. Handrail support 40. Time of financial need (2 wds) 45. Neigh softly 47. Blows away 49. Flip, in a way 50. Monroe's successor 51. Prepare for winter takeoff 52. Small spreading juniper bush 54. ___ cheese 55. "Good going!" 56. 1990 World Series champs 57. ___ de deux 58. "I" problem 59. Blackguard Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudoku CrosswordHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week

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Entertainment 3B Beacon, December 15, 2011 10799 PARKBLVD., SEMINOLESEMINOLEBONELESSWINGSNLB LIVEVIA SATELLITE HAPPYHOURMON.-SAT. 4-7New Angus Burger New Lunch Menu Starting at $4.99 Kids Game Room Kids Eat Free All Day Tuesday with Adult120811 Join us for football. All new high def. flat screen TVs. Every Wednesday in December Seminole Beefs will Give Back to a Local Charity! Seminole Fireghters & KiwanisEvery Wednesday $25 Rafe Toys for Tots Drop Off Center 5800 Seminole Blvd. Seminole We Ship We Ship Open: Mon.-Sat. 8:30-5:30Now Open in Seminole Come Enjoy Our Famous Ice Cream Navel Oranges Tangerines Ruby Red Grapefruit All Your Favorites Are Back!121511With this ad. Expires 12-31-11Dec. SpecialFREE 4 Lb. 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Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-sponsored educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood Babylon of the western world hung on the brink of collapse. It was here, in the last-ditch machinations of a dying juggernaut, that a mild-mannered, civil engineers son would become the most influential force in modern moviemaking. Cormans World tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywoods most prolific writer-director-producers, the true godfather of independent filmmaking.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to purchase tickets online, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the leftside menu. OPENING, from page 1B

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4B Entertainment Beacon, December 15, 2011 393-45007700 Starkey Road Seminole Use our convenient pickup windowAll Items Made Fresh Dailywww.FortunatosItalianPizzeria.com Full Catering Menu 2 Large Cheese 16 Pizzaswith Salad$1995With Salad & Garlic Knots082511With Salad & Garlic Knots Full Catering Menu AvailableFresh Salads, Baked Dishes, Wings and Dessert Trays. We will cater all of your events. 1215116657 49th St. N., Pinellas Park Buccaneer Plaza Pinellas Park 727-527-6700 www.rosiesclamshack.com Stone Crab Claws Live Maine Lobster New Bedford Sea Scallops Soon to be Famous Ipswich Whole Belly Po Boy $500OFFWith purchase of $40 or more. With TBN ad. Expires 1/6/12 Sunday Special Live Maine Lobster Only$14.95per LobsterEnjoy live Music in our Nor Easter Bar! Tues., Lee Southard Wed., Wayne Tibbo Fri., Fiona Sat., Curtis Allen Come in for our Daily Specials! 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POKERNIGHTS, WEDNESDAY& SATURDAY7 & 10PMKARAOKESUNDAYS6-10PMThursday, Dec. 15Ladies Night w/Nancy Ross $2 Wells $3 Cosmos 7-11pmFriday, Dec. 16Jelvis 7-11pmSaturday, Dec. 17Latin NightHappy Hour All Day! Grill & Sports BarGo Steelers!www.LouiesofLargo.comWECANCATERYOURNEXTPARTY! 121511 LUNCH OR DINNERBuy One, Get One Half OFF(Of equal or lesser value). Dine in only. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer.Pop Quiz TriviaEvery Thurs. 7-9pm Make Reservations For Our New Years Eve Party! Villa GallaceWaterfront Dining At Its Finest!AuthenticItalian Cuisine5Dine with us on Christmas EveSpecial Menu on New Years Eve Gift Certicates AvailableOpen, Mon.-Sat. 4:30-10:30pm Sunday 4-10pmReservations Recommendedwww.villagallace.com 727-596-0200109 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach121511 1215111 per customer. EXP. 12-22-11$799 Carnegie Hall in New York and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Howie Mandel Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $69 to $85. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Mandel has been in show business for more than 30 years. Known for such television gigs as being a judge on Americas Got Talent, hes also received an Emmy-Award nomination for his role as the host on Deal or No Deal. Among many other shows, the Toronto-born entertainer also is recognizable as being the starring voice on the childrens cartoon Bobbys World, a show he created. The stand-up comic came to the attention of the American television viewers during the the six-year run, in the s, of the medical drama television show, St. Elsewhere, on which he played Dr. Wayne Fiscus. B.B. King Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Grammy Award winner will return to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since his sold-out show in February 2010. Since the 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums many considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal, and 1976s collaboration with Bobby Blue Bland, Together For The First Time. Over the years, King has had two No. 1 R&B hits, Three Oclock Blues in 1951 and You Dont Know Me in 1952. He has had four No. 2 R&B hits including Please Love Me in 1953, You Upset Me Baby in 1954, Sweet Sixteen, Part I in 1960 and Dont Answer The Door, Part I in 1966. Kings most popular crossover hit, 1970s The Thrill Is Gone, went to No. 15 on the pop charts. A winner of multiple Grammy Awards, King has received seven honorary doctorates, numerous gold and platinum record awards, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1995 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006. Bus Stop, by William Inge, presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, Jan. 19-29, 2012, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. This 1956 Broadway hit tells the story of a misfit group stranded in an isolated western bus stop during a snowstorm. Marilyn Monroe embodied the role of Cherry in the Hollywood version of this comedy/drama. Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, Jan. 5 through Feb. 26, 2012, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.early birddinnertheatre.com. The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Toms infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billys savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else. Theres plenty of money in grandfather Buckles will, but these two black sheep are pretty sure theyll never see any of that. What else to do but dress Billy up as a nun and have him pose as their cousin who is to inherit the entire fortune? Gregg Allman Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $35 to $69.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. On tour in support of his critically acclaimed Rounder Records release Low Country Blues, Allman will make an exclusive Tampa Bay area stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall with special guest Jaimoes Jasssz Band. As a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Low Country Blues marks the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers seventh solo recording and first in more than 13 years. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album finds Allman putting his own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own, from Muddy Waters and B.B. King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Seconds from Broadway, by Neil Simon, presented by West Coast Players, Jan. 20 through Feb. 5, 2012, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Simons clever wit is at work again in the dialogue among the characters who gather in the Polish Tea Room, 45 seconds from the heart of Broadway. These entertainment personalities offer a glimpse into those who have a connection, in one way or another, to one of the most famous areas of New York City. Dennis DeYoung : The Music of Styx with The Florida Orchestra; Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $45 to $85. Call 892-3337 or 800662-7286 or visit www.floridaorchestra.org. DeYoung, a founding member of Styx, will showcase the bands greatest hits spanning the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s with his six-member band and The Florida Orchestra. This symphonic rock spectacular includes top hits such as Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, Too Much Time On My Hands, Grand Illusion, Renegade, Blue Collar Man, Suite Madame Blue and Rockin The Paradise. DeYoung wrote and sang lead on seven of the bands eight top ten hits. With one of the most recognizable voices in the music world today, in addition to being a legendary singer, he also is recognized as a songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. DeYoungs rock band members include Suzanne DeYoung on vocals, Tom Sharpe on drums, August Zadra on lead guitar and vocals, Jimmy Leahey on lead guitar and vocals, John Blasucci on keyboards and Craig Carter on bass and vocals. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with music and lyrics by Carol Hall and book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, Feb. 23 through March 11, 2012, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Winner of three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards in 1978, the show tells the true story of the Chicken Ranch, a Texas brothel caught in the middle of a television crusaders campaign. Filled with colorful characters, the production contains adult situations and language. Roger McGuinn Thursday, March 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $39 to $49. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. McGuinn, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Their songs, Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn! (For Everything There Is a Season) went to No. 1 on the music charts in 1965 and spoke to an entire generation. Eight Miles High also is a guitar-line classic. McGuinn disbanded the Byrds in 1973 to pursue his dream of a solo career. He made five solo albums on Columbia Records. Arista records released Back From Rio in 1991, a rock album that included his friends, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Michael Penn and John Jorgensen. What is Susans Secret, by Michael and Susan Parker, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, March 1 through April 22, 2012, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.earlybirddin nertheatre.com. The Cider Mill Inn, a rustic and somewhat run down country guest house is run by an elderly couple, Michael and Susan Edwards. While they are endearing characters, they are in fact con artists. With a complicated check-in form, they manage to get various tradesmen to sign work contracts for improvements needed at the inn. Radium Girls, by D.W. Gregory, presented by West Coast Players, March 9-25, 2012, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Set in 1926, the play examines a group of women working in a factory painting radium on watches. When the women come down with a mysterious disease, they battle with their employer for justice. Roger McGuinn Thursday, March 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $39 to $49. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. McGuinn, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Their songs, Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn! (For Everything There Is a Season) went to No. 1 on the music charts in 1965 and spoke to an entire generation. Eight Miles High also is a guitar-line classic. McGuinn disbanded the Byrds in 1973 to pursue his dream of a solo career. He made five solo albums on Columbia Records. Arista records released Back From Rio in 1991, a rock album that included his friends, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Michael Penn and John Jorgensen. Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson, presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, April 5-15, 2012, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Based on the true story, this hilarious fast-paced farce centers on the creation of the film Gone With The Wind. As the hours tick by, three Hollywood writers race the clock to deliver a would-be successful LOOKING AHEAD, from page 2B See LOOKING AHEAD, page 5B

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Entertainment 5B Beacon, December 15, 2011 120811 121511 111711 No Cover No MinimumHoliday Party Catering: Party Salads, Appetizers, Entrees & European Dessert Trays For All Your Holiday Needs!Again Now Taking New Party Room Reservations 120111 Daily Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 to 10 p.m.;Fri., 11:30-11 p.m. Sat., Noon -11 p.m.;Sun., Noon-10 p.m.9015 Park Blvd., Seminole at Park Place Center102011 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL4 TO 6 PM5 Entrees incl. egg roll, soup, fried riceFREE Glass of Wine per Dinner$875CHINESE CUISINERestaurant & Cocktail Lounge Order to Take-Out391-8393Major Credit CardsLuncheon Buffet . . . . . . . .$7.25Saturday & Sunday Buffet 12-3 p.m.$8.75 Full Dinner Menu . . . . . . .7 Days 121511Smoke FreeSmoke Free Bingo Starts with Early Birds @ 6:30 for $3.25 Regular Games Start @ 7:15 for $7.50 Please bring canned goods to serve the needyJACKPOT PAYS UP TO$250Seminole Elks Lodge #251910717 Seminole Blvd.WEDNESDAY NIGHT GOOD PAYOFFSALL PAPER GAMES 6 8 6 4 S e m i n o l e B l v d S e m i n o l e 3 9 2 5 9 5 0 6 a.m. 8 p.m. Traditional Christmas DinnerReservations Recommended All You Can Eat Breakfast BuffetSat. and Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 121511 Open 7am-9pm Every Day14400 Walsingham RoadLargo 727-595-4500 $6.99Monday & Tuesday FREE Slice of Fruit Pie w/any lunch or dinner entreWednesday ALL DAY1/2 lb. Sirloin SteakHouse, Greek, or Caesar salad, choice of potato and dessert.$3.95*BreakfastMon.-Fri. 7-11am3 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon or Sausage or 2 Eggs, 1/2 Order Biscuits & Gravy, 2 Bacon or Sausage$9.95Thursday4pm-ClosePrime RibHouse, Greek, or Caesar salad, choice of potato or vegetable.$9.95Friday 4pm-CloseRockys Fabulous Fish FryBeer battered fried haddock, hush puppies, french fries, corn on the cob, cole slaw.$5.95*$3.95*Early Bird Specials4-6:30pm 7 Days Includes entree, sides & dessert7 DAYS A WEEK3 Egg Omeletw/potatoes or grits, toast or biscuit.8oz.7-11amRoast Tom Turkey & Sage Dressing w/Cranberry Sauce$9.95Grilled Ham Steak w/Fruit Sauce $9.95 Slow Roasted Prime Rib AuJus $13.95 Baked Stuffed Flounder w/Shrimp Crab Augratin $12.95Includes: Soup or salad & choice of 2: fresh mashed potatoes, yams soufe, stewed fresh yellow squash, country style green beans. FREE DESSERT: Pumpkin or Pecan Pie or rice pudding Christmas DayOpen 7am-4pmDinner Served Noon to 4pm121511 *Daily Specials not valid on Holidays. 121511Offer Expires: 1/12/12 with TBN Ad727-345-1032 7093 66th St. N., Pinellas Parkwww.kevajuice.com Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Nunsense II, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 13-20, 2012, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. This sequel takes place six weeks after the Little Sisters of Hobokens first benefit show, and now they are back with a big Thank You show. Theyre a bit slicker, having been bitten by the theater bug. Things get to off to a rousing start, and before long chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes). The nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience.Pinellas Park Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ Performance Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. The free concert offers attendees an opportunity to relive the golden years of theater as lovely melodies are played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The organ, lovingly restored by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, creates the sound of a full orchestra including a variety of percussion instruments and a bevy of sound effects. Attendees may bring a lunch and enjoy the show. Passengers, by Sam Bobrick, Jan. 12-29, 2012; at Venue Ensemble Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. A portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to a benefit organization. Call 822-6194 or visit www.venueactorstudio.org. A Night at the Oscars, presented by Sunsation Show Chorus, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Cost is $15. Call 541-4501 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com. The production will feature some of the greatest movie music that made it to the Oscars performed by the Sunsation Show Chorus. Rena Massey will provide piano accompaniment. The Love List, by Norm Foster, Feb. 16 through March 4, 2012; at Venue Ensemble Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday screenplay portraying the various characters of the novel. Beckys New Car, by Steven Deitz, presented by West Coast Players, April 27 through May 13, 2012, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Dietzs heroine Becky Foster doesnt have a half-bad life; it has just become predictable and mundane. She has a solid yet dull marriage to her roofer hubby Joe. Together they have a son: a goofy college psychology major named Chris. Becky devotes herself to a decent job with a car dealership. However, her day-to-day routine is flipped upside down when Walter Flood, a charmingly quirky millionaire, comes into the dealership late one night. Separate Beds, by Maryjane Cruise, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, April 26 through June 3, 2012, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. Two couples navigate through their relationships on a Caribbean cruise. One seems perfect while the other seems stormy. The truth and lies of each marriage comes to the surface as they celebrate their anniversaries at sea. Ernie and Twink attempt to put the sizzle back into their marriage while Beth and Blake attempt to save theirs. Dunedin The Greatest Holiday Show on Earth through Dec. 23, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. On a yearly basis, DFAC curators look to put together the best art, with a gift-giving perspective in mind. The result is a collection of works from around the country that any of your friends or relatives would be delighted to find under their tree. This festival holiday show features work by more than 100 artists such as Brooke Allison, Rocky and Kathleen Bridges, Nancy Cervenka, Elizabeth Coachman, Brngt Hokanson and Trefny Dix, Lisa Ward Landsman, Susan Maxon, Melissa Miller Nece, Steve Pawloski, Stacy Perry, Wendy Thurlow, Markissia Touliatos, Aimee Trachtenberg, Glenn Woods, Gail Wynne & Kreg Yingst. Also on display are a dozen exceptionally decorated themed trees and a selection of hard-to-find gifts. Tradition has it, for this exhibit only, that purchases can go home with buyers. Gallery and gift shop hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.Gulfport Third Saturday Art Walk Saturday, Dec. 17, 6 to 10 p.m., along Beach Boulevard. Attendees can preview and purchase the work of more than 50 artists and crafters. Also taking part in the event will be authors, antique dealers and entertainers. The districts shops, boutiques and galleries also will be open. Live entertainment often includes performances by artists such as Mile Marker Zero, Double M Band, Paul Anthony Band and New Horizons Band. The Industrial Art Center will offer mini-classes with master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. For information, visit www.gulfportma.com. USA Dance Monday, Dec. 19, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. Beverages are available for purchase. For information, call 397-5754. USA Dance Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754. USA Dance Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.Largo Saturday Afternoon Movie Saturday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be Finding Nemo. Call 587-6715. Monday Matinee Monday, Dec. 19, 12:30 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be A Christmas Story. Call 587-6715. Saturday Afternoon Movie Saturday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be The Jungle Book. Call 587-6715. Saturday Afternoon Movie Saturday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be Toy Story 2. Call 587-6715. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be The Knockouts presented by Tony Belmont. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Monday Matinee Monday, Jan. 9, 12:30 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be Body Heat. Call 587-6715. Saturday Afternoon Movie Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be Toy Story 3. Call 587-6715. Saturday Afternoon Movie Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be Winnie the Pooh. Call 587-6715. Monday Matinee Monday, Jan. 23, 12:30 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be Apollo 13. Call 587-6715. Monday Matinee Monday, Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be Happy Feet. Call 587-6715. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a Valentine Spectacular with the Four Tune Nuts Barbershop Quartet. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Funny Girl, with book by Isobel Lannart, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Feb. 24 through March 11, 2012, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. Funny Girl is the semi-autobiographical tale of Fanny Brices meteoric rise to fame and her stormy relationship with Nick Arnstein, a wealthy and charming gambler. From her start as a gawky Brooklyn teen fast-talking her way into show business to becoming the toast of New York to the unraveling of her personal life, Funny Girl is a stunning, richly told tour de force about one of Broadways biggest stars. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a tribute to the Irish with the Heedless Horsemen from Ranchero Village. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a New Orleans Special Treat with Cabaret Unlimited. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Broadways Best, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, May 413, 2012, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. The well-known dynamic creative team of Rocco Morabito (director) and Ronnie DeMarco (choreographer) have designed their dream show: a revue combining favorite ballads, laments and showstoppers from Broadways best. The lineup includes gems from musicals such as Cabaret, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, Gypsy, Godspell, Guys & Dolls and Mame. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be Mothers Favorite with the Sunsation Show Chorus. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 4B See LOOKING AHEAD, page 10B

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