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Field set for 2012 Council racePair of incumbents, 3 challengers qualify for city election Features Meantime, legendary disco singers from the 1970s perform in St. Petersburg ... See page 1B.Isley Brothers headline New Years Eve show in Treasure Island Volume XXXIII,No. 38 December 29, 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 369-8299122911Nadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A. Where your changes your life. Our Family Wishing Your Family Happy Ne w Year 122911 By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER After more than two hours of debate Dec. 20, Pinellas County commissioners approved a contract extension with Paramedics Plus, giving the Texas company exclusive rights to transport service for at least two more years. According to the terms of the current contract, the commission had to inform Paramedics Plus of their intentions to renew by Jan. 1, 2012. The alternative was to find another service provider by Sept. 30, the date the current contract expires. County Administrator Bob LaSala and staff recommended approval of a threeyear contract that included $10 million in savings over the life of the agreement. But commissioners were reluctant to tie their hands for that long in light of current proposals for changes in the countywide emergency medical service system. Outgoing commission chair Susan Latvala favored the three-year extension. Until we find a better, cheaper way to do something, this contract is cost-effective, she said. The other six commissioners werent so sure. The majority of the public favored letting the contract expire something that almost seemed a possibility after commissioners failed to agree on the first two votes. They had three options to consider. Option 1, a three-year extension with a savings of $10 million. Option 2, a twoyear extension with the possibility for a third year, allowing six-month pilots to allow fire departments to do emergency and nonemergency transport. A third option, passed out to commissioners just before the meeting, prompted harsh words from Commissioner Ken Welch, who asked why it was received at the last minute. LaSala explained that the county didnt receive the offer until late Monday. Then it went to the county attorneys office for review. Personally, I think the contractor dropped the ball, Welch said. LaSala said Paramedics Plus had presented the third alternative at the countys request. Welch still wasnt satisfied. I havent read it, he said. Are we going to take a break and let me read it? Later in the discussion, Commissioner John Morroni said he was responsible for the last-minute addition. He explained that he had been talking on the phone with Ed Armstrong, a local attorney representing Paramedics Plus, on another matter Dec. 16 when he mentioned he wasnt happy with either contract proposal. Morroni outlined what he would like to have in a contract, and Armstrong ran it by his client, who agreed to work on a third option, which was presented to the county on Monday. This option provided $2 million in savings in the second and third years of the agreement, but does not allow for pilot programs something Welch and Commissioner Neil Brickfield wanted. Commissioner Norm Roche pushed for See SUNSTAR, page 4ALocal organization sends cards to soldiers By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE Four familiar names and a newcomer will make up the field for the 2012 City Council election on March 13. The five candidates will be seeking two seats for terms of three years, seven months as the city makes a transition to a November election date beginning in 2014. The field includes incumbents Patricia Plantamura and Leslie Waters, along with challengers Chris Burke, Tom Christy and Sheryl Goff. Plantamura, 54, will be seeking her second term after garnering the most votes in a four-candidate 2009 race. In addition to her duties on the City Council, she serves on the energy, environment and natural resources steering committee for the National League of Cities. Its an honor to be able to serve my community on council, she said in a recent release, and I pledge to continue to work my hardest to help make Seminole an even better city for all. Waters, 64, also will be seeking her second term. She recently ended her bid for Florida Senate seat to concentrate on local government. Waters said she would likely run for mayor in 2013. I will continue to work on behalf of the citizens of Seminole to help assure (the city) continues to be a great place to live, work and raise families, she said. In addition to the City Council, Waters teaches urban See CANDIDATES, page 4ACounty renews Sunstar contract Photos by BRAD RICHARDSONBill Marra of Seminole takes aim at the ceiling of Tropicana Field Dec. 2 during his attempt at breaking a Guinness World Record for the longest indoor flight of a paper airplane.Up in the airAttempt at Guinness world record comes up short By BRAD RICHARDSONSEMINOLE Bill Marra of Seminole attempted to achieve a feat that would last a lifetime, breaking a Guinness World Record at Tropicana Field. For nearly 20 years, he wanted to break the world record for the longest indoor flight of a paper airplane. On Dec. 2, he got his chance. The effort came up short but it wont be his last. He said he would give it another try in February. It wasnt the first time the record has been attempted. In 1983, Ken Blackburn of Laurel Hill, Fla., set the first world record at 16.89 seconds before breaking it again in 1998 at 27.6 seconds. In 2009, Takuo Toda of Japan broke it inside an airplane hanger with a flight time of 27.9 seconds. Todas airplane was listed as TIME magazines 50 Best Inventions of 2009. On the day of Marras record attempt, he began warming up at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of The Trop. The entire time he was nervous and ecstatic about the opportunity he had been given. He wanted to set a flight time record of 30 seconds. See MARRA, page 4A A close-up look at one of Marras paper airplane designs. By BRAD RICHARDSONSEMINOLE A Seminole organization called Cards 4 Soldiers brought cheer this holiday season to a large number of the nations military personnel overseas. The card giving crew, headed by Cheryl Mesick and Sheilanne Carlin were able to send over 18,875 Christmas cards to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. It was a small idea that blossomed into a holiday tradition. It started five years ago through a small church bulletin at St. Marys Our Lady of Grace Church, said Mesick. That first year we were able to get 853 Christmas cards. Then the next year we had friends at Suncoast Hospice help out and we were able to make 3,012. Last year, the group made 12,012 cards from various organizations along with St. Marys Our Lady of Grace Church in St. Petersburg, in association with Suncoast Hospice. This year, including many of the churchs parishioners and their friends, Girl Scout Troop 1181 from Tarpon Springs, Clearwater High and Cypress Creek Elementary School, it was able to include cards made from organizations as far away as Daytona Beach. One of the Hospice nurses has 10 different cards made when she goes to the NASCAR races, Mesick said. The pit crew, officials, and even drivers are all standing in line to sign these cards for the soldiers. Each year the card crafting and planning starts right after Christmas is over. Mesick and Carlin head to Dollar Tree for the after-Christmas sales and purchase over 500 boxes of Christmas cards with 16 to 18 cards each. They begin to write them after Thanksgiving the following year and write them year round. The cards design can be whatever you want it to be, said Mesick. We read every single card and most people have families overseas. Some of the kids will even ask if you see my mommy or daddy, would you please give them a hug for me. Once the cards are completed, the cards are taken to MacDill Air Force See CARDS, page 4A Photo courtesy of CHERYL MESICKBoxes of Christmas cards stand ready to be shipped to U.S. military personnel at Suncoast Hospice.POLICENo injuries in Ulmerton crashA Pinellas County sheriffs deputy hit the bumper of the car in front of him Dec. 20, starting a chain reaction that resulted in two crashes at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and the entrance to the Largo Mall, 10600 Ulmerton Road. According to the sheriffs report, Deputy Timothy Myers was traveling eastbound on Ulmerton Road approaching the Largo Mall when the accident occurred. ... Page 5A. ENTERTAINMENTStreep stars as Margaret ThatcherMeryl Streep stars as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Dennis Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's film The Iron Lady. See Opening this weekend. ... Page 3B.COUNTYReversal fails on fluoride issue Commission Chair Susan Latvala relinquished the gavel to her vice chair, John Morroni, so she could make a motion Dec. 20 the commissions last meeting date of 2011 and a final opportunity to reverse a decision made Oct. 4 to stop providing fluoride in the water supply. ... Page 2A.Backyard chickens get county approvalBackyard chicken growers can come out of hiding. Pinellas County commissioners voted 5-2 Dec. 20 to allow up to four hens in backyard coops in unincorporated areas zoned residential. ... Page 2A.St. Andrews band fills a Celtic voidYou dont need to hop across the pond to Glasgow or Dublin to enjoy traditional Celtic music. Its right here in Pinellas County. The St. Andrews Pipes and Drums of Tampa Bay fills the void. ... Page 3A. 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Commission Chair Susan Latvala relinquished the gavel to her vice chair, John Morroni, so she could make a motion Dec. 20 the commissions last meeting date of 2011 and a final opportunity to reverse a decision made Oct. 4 to stop providing fluoride in the water supply. Please, please, please put fluoride back in the water, she said. Its absolutely amazing to me that were taking this big step backwards. I move we let the fluoride remain. Latvalas actions came after discussion of a plan by staff prepared on the request of the commission to serve the dental-health needs of low-income, high-risk children. Gwendolyn Warren, bureau director for Health and Human Services, briefly outlined a plan prepared with the assistance of the county Health Department that would cost $532,000 in the first year and serve about 5,000 children. An annual cost in subsequent years was estimated at $232,339. Warren said the money would pay for a van, staff and supplies to apply dental sealants on the back teeth and fluoride varnish on all the teeth of targeted children in second and seventh grade. Audience members speaking on the matter were few compared to the numbers attending the Oct. 4 and 11 meetings; however, the passion on both sides those for and against fluoride in the drinking water had not changed. One thing they did agree on $500,000 was too much to spend to help 5,000. Dr. Michael Easley, dental coordinator for the states Public Health Dental Program, spoke on request of the Upper Pinellas Dental Association. He said the plan to help at-risk children wouldnt work. He asked commissioners to reconsider its vote on taking fluoride out of the water. The commissioners seemed surprised by the cost of the program. This is not what I asked for, Commissioner Nancy Bostock said. She said she wanted something that focused on public education about all aspects of dental health. She said money was not available to pay for the program Warren proposed. The rest of the commission agreed it was too expensive, which prompted Latvala to try one more time to convince the four who voted to remove the fluoride to change their minds. Commissioner Norm Roche, who made the motion Oct. 4 to remove the fluoride, protested, saying the matter was not on the agenda and had not been advertised. His protest was futile. When the vote was taken, Bostock, Roche, Morroni and Neil Brickfield voted the same as they did on Oct. 4 to remove the fluoride. Latvala, Welch and Seal voted to keep fluoride in the water. Fluoride supplements will be removed from water supplied by Utilities as of Jan. 1. Roche suggested the equipment to provide fluoridation remain in place in case something changed. He suggested the matter could be considered again in the future. The consensus was to leave the equipment in place. County Attorney Jim Bennett presented results of research into a possible referendum on fluoride as requested by some commissioners. He said a referendum targeting only Utilities customers was possible. He also suggested putting something in bill stuffers to customers to gauge public opinion. The majority of the commission, including Latvala, said they were not interested in holding a referendum. Morroni said local dental associations were split on the idea of a referendum. He asked Bennett about the possibility of making it a charter amendment. Bennett said a change to the charter would require a countywide vote. The matter died due to lack of interest. Utilities provides water to 436,186 retail customers, including residents of Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Belleair Shore, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, Largo, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, St. Pete Beach, Seminole, Treasure Island and unincorporated Pinellas County. Utilities also provide water to wholesale customers in Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Pinellas Park, Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs. St. Petersburg, Gulfport, South Pasadena, Dunedin and Belleair do not receive water from the county. By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners unanimously agreed Dec. 6 that John Morroni should serve as next years chair. Commissioner Ken Welch received the nod for the position of vice chair. Commissioners also thanked Commissioner Susan Latvala for her service as chair during the current year. Its been a challenging year for all of us, Welch said.Morroni commented that it had been seven years since he had served as chair. Im looking forward to the challenge, he said. Commissioner Norm Roche asked if there was a written procedure for the practice of electing the chair and vice chair. Latvala and Commissioner Karen Seel said there was not. Its informal and we like it this way, Seel said. A short debate ensued on the criteria used to select a chair before Latvala reminded commissioners that several items remained on the days agenda. She said the matter could be discussed at a future work session. Seel said if changes were going to be made, she would like to have it put on a meeting agenda. Morroni has served on the County Commission since 2000.New county chair namedBackyard chickens legal in more parts of Pinellas By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Backyard chicken growers can come out of hiding. Pinellas County commissioners voted 5-2 Dec. 20 to allow up to four hens in backyard coops in unincorporated areas zoned residential. Commissioners John Morroni and Karen Seel voted no. There was no public opposition at the second and final public hearing on the matter. But several residents talked to commissioners about the benefits. One woman said the eggs her chickens produce help feed her family, and she trades any extra eggs for vegetables and fruit grown by her neighbors. Bill Schultz, who lives in unincorporated Largo, where chickens can range free in enclosed backyards, said his six hens not only provide food for his family, they also eat bugs and other pests, plus their droppings can be tilled into his garden to provide a source of organic fertilizer. Seel and Morroni were concerned that code enforcement staff, already stretched thin due to budget cuts, would have to work extra, dealing with complaints about chickens running loose. Seel even suggested imposing a license as is used for dogs and cats to help pay the extra expense. Residents experienced with raising chickens said commissioners shouldnt worry about chickens flying the coop. Chickens go home at night to their hen house, Schultz said. He said most of his neighbors dont know he has chickens except the ones with whom he shares his eggs. Before commissioners changed the rules, residents could only raise chickens in zoning districts generally made up of rural property and larger lots. Now, residents in urban/suburban residential zoning districts, R-1 through R-6, can raise chickens for personal use. No chickens allowed in multi-family districts. Residents can have a maximum of four hens. No roosters allowed. The birds must be kept in a secure coop and enclosure in the backyard that is screened from neighbors. The change applies only in the unincorporated areas of the county. Belleair, Dunedin, Gulfport, Largo and St. Petersburg already allow residents to have backyard chickens. Lisa McBride, local 4H leader and organizer of Pinellas Citizens 4 Backyard Poultry, started the egg rolling on this issue. She thanked commissioners for considering the code amendment to allow more people to keep chickens in Pinellas. You have the most stringent code in the county, she said. Others in the county are more lenient. But this offers a great opportunity for people to provide for themselves. There is nothing in the Bill of Rights to grow our own food. They didnt need it then. 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The St. Andrews Pipes and Drums of Tampa Bay, according to the bands pipes master, Michael LoBue, was established in 1968 and is considered one of the oldest pipe bands in the Southeast. Our band has brought the colorful pageantry and music of Scotland, to many churches and events in the Tampa Bay Area, LoBue said. Venues have included performances at community events, corporate parties and business events.The groups musical repertoire ranges from Scottish and Irish melodies, to some American standards such as, Yankee Doodle Dandy. We even did an entire CD recording based on this celebration called, Kirkin O the Tartan, which means blessing of the tartan, LoBue said. As pipes master, LoBue said he leads the band in learning the music and the timing a task, he describes as an ongoing challenge. There are many other duties of a pipe major, but mainly my job is to just keep the band together, he said. St. Andrews Pipes and Drums hold weekly rehearsals January through November at the Highland Presbyterian Church in Largo. LoBue said the band has over 40 musicians on its roster. Many of them live in the area but some come from Long Boat Key and New Port Richey. One of the problems now facing the band, however, is the lack of new blood as many of the bands older members have decided its time to turn in their bagpipes. People get to the age where they just cant blow the pipes or march in a parade anymore. The young people tend to shy away, typically when they have a newborn child, LoBue said. Due to this age-related attrition, the band now finds itself in need of new pipers, especially drummers. For those newbies tempted to join up, LoBue advises the following: It really helps to have some musical background, but the main skill is the ability to stick to something, show up on time and be willing to learn on their own at home, said LoBue. Beyond that, he adds, all musicians must master 10 of the bands main sets before being allowed to play with the band for one of its performances. Before I was able to join the band some 17 or 18 years ago, this took me about two hours each night of practice at home. It certainly pays off though, LoBue said. Pipers supply their own bagpipes and practice chanter, and drummers supply their own sticks and practice pads. All band members are required to buy themselves several necessary items including the kilt. However, the band can possibly loan a new member a kilt, depending on their measurements and what happens to be available. Rehearsals and performances are suspended for December, but when they resume in January, LoBue said the band is scheduled to play at the RV Super Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds in mid January, and at various times throughout year, the band performs the music for churches that celebrate Scottish heritage within their particular church. Although I find that the social gatherings and festivities are great, LoBue added, I like it at the end of each show, when the audience applauds and whistles. You know you did a great job at that point. For those interested in joining and performing with the St. Andrews Pipes and Drums the band meets at Highland Presbyterian Church, 1885 S. Highland Ave. Rehearsals take place every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. from January through November. The St. Andrews Pipes and Drums of Tampa Bay performs at a variety of venuesSt. Andrews Pipes and Drums Band has a long Bay area tradition
County briefsSEMINOLE The following events are scheduled in January at the Seminole Community Library: Dates of Holiday closings Sunday, Jan. 1; Monday, Jan. 2; and Monday, Jan. 16. Teen programs Library Youth Advisory Board meeting, grades 6-12, Thursday, Jan. 12 and 26, 7 p.m. Teen Thursday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m. Two Towers Chess Club, Monday, Jan. 9 and 23, 3:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 25, 6:30 p.m. Call 394-6923 for further information. Adult programs Author Talk and Book Signing, The Resurrection of Hannah by Kathryne Arnold, Monday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. Based on the Book Cinema, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m., Howards End, based on the book by E.M. Forster. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Classic Movie Matinee, Fridays, 1 p.m. Jan. 6: Reap the Wild Wind, Jan. 13: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Jan. 20: My Geisha, Jan. 27, The Rainmaker. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Constitution Caf, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. The Practical Researcher, Monday, Jan. 9 and 23, 7 p.m. Ripping Yarns, Thursday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. Socrates Caf, Thursday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. SPC Toastmasters, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 6:15 p.m. Sunday Musicale, Sunday, Jan. 8, 3 p.m. Toy Boat Band, featuring Linda Janee. Two Towers Chess Club, Monday, Jan. 9 and 23, 3:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 25, 6:30 p.m. Call 394-6923 for further information. Your Kindle and E-Books, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m. Community groups American Cancer Society-Relay for Life, Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. Florida Bibliophile Society, Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. Presidential Preference Election, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7:30 a.m. Recycling and Sustainability Discussion Group, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10 a.m. SHINE: Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 18, 10 a.m. Tampa Bay Hepatitis Support Group, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. Book discussions Backward Travelers Historical Fiction Book Discussion, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m., The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Booktalkers, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2 p.m. Leviathan by Paul Auster. Great Books Reading and Discussion Group, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m., The Metamorphosis by Kafka. Super Novels, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. Childrens programs Come Dance and Sing with Suzanne and Jim, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Family Movie Matinee, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Films for all ages. Jan. 7: Dolphin Tale, Jan. 14: Soul Surfer, Jan. 21: Winnie the Pooh, Jan. 28: The Borrowers. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. LEGOs at the Library, Wednesdays, Jan. 4 and 18, 3:30 p.m. Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11 a.m. Toddler Storytime, Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and Thursdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. Twilight Tales, Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6:30 p.m. Two Towers Chess Club, Mondays, Jan. 9 and 23, 3:30 p.m.; and Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 25, 6:30 p.m. Call 394-6923 for further information. Walk in the Park with Professor Kelli Stickrath, date and time to be determined. Call Youth Services at 394-6913 for details. Library events4ASEB Beacon, December 29, 2011 CANDIDATES, from page 1Apolitics and government at the University of South Florida and serves as a delegate to the Suncoast League of Cities. Burke, 47, and Christy, 60, are running for the third consecutive year. Burke is a longtime Seminole resident and a sergeant at the Largo Police Department. He is coach of an under-16 girls soccer team and a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. Burke said the city is in good shape with its current leadership under City Manager Frank Edmunds. I just want to get on board and keep it going, he said. Christy was a member of the citys recent Charter Revision Committee. He listed economic development, annexation and the need for term limits on City Council among the top issues. We dropped the ball on (term limits) the last time (the Charter Revision Commission suggested charter updates), he said. Christy is retired. He is a native of Buffalo, N.Y. and served previously on the City Council in Tomawanda, N.Y. Goff, 53, has lived in Seminole for over 20 years. She is a student at Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College where she is pursuing a degree in political policy. Im very excited, Goff said. I love Seminole and I think I have a lot to offer with my future degree in political policy. Councilors earn $5,562 per year. Photo courtesy of GENE STERNSeminole dentist Dr. Sandra Lilo and Mayor Jimmy Johnson wrap Christmas gifts during the Rotary Club of Seminole Lakes recent Santas Workshop at Seminole Fire Station 29, at 11195 70th Ave. The club provides gifts annually for children of families in financial distress.Santas workshopChristmas tree recycling availablePinellas County Utilities reminds residents to recycle their Christmas trees. Trees are chopped and processed into mulch and then made available at 20 free mulch sites. The following cities have Christmas tree recycling programs: Belleair curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. Call 588-3769, ext. 401. Gulfport curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. Call 893-1089. Indian Rocks Beach curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. Call 595-6889. Largo curbside collection with yard waste on regular day through Jan. 9. Call 587-6760. Madeira Beach Curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. Call 391-1611. Pinellas Park drop off at 12950 40th St. (residents only). For more information, call 541-0711. St. Petersburg drop off at the St. Petersburg brush sites: 1000 62nd Ave. N.E.; 7750 26th Ave. N.; 2500 26th Ave. S.; 4015 Dr. MLK Jr. St. S.; 2453 20th Ave. N. or put your tree out for curbside collection by Friday, Jan. 6, for pickup on Saturday, Jan. 7. If your tree has not been picked up by Jan. 10, call 893-7398. Treasure Island curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. Call 547-4575, ext. 253. Unincorporated Pinellas drop off at Pinellas County Solid Waste, 3095 114th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Cost is $3 per load for a maximum of five trees. Call 464-7500.How to prepare your tree for recyclingRemove all decorations, including hooks, garland, tinsel and lights from trees. Tree should be loose. Do not use a bag or a trash can. For apartments or condominiums, place a tree near the dumpster without blocking access to it The following cities do not have Christmas tree recycling programs. Residents in these municipalities are advised to put their tree at curbside on their regular trash day. Although the tree will not be recycled, it will be collected and disposed of. Indian Shores, call 595-4020. North Redington Beach, call 391-4848. Redington Beach, call 391-3875. Redington Shores, call 397-5538. Seminole, call 397-6383. St. Pete Beach, call 363-9248. Any Pinellas County resident can recycle their Christmas tree by dropping it off at the Pinellas County Solid Waste facility, 3095 114th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The trees will be recycled into mulch to be given away free to the public. The cost is $3 per load for a maximum of five trees. The cost for six or more trees is $37.50 per ton. Hours are Monday through Friday. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5.Jan. 31 election registration deadline is Jan. 3Tuesday, Jan. 3 is the deadline to register to vote or change political party affiliation for the Jan. 31 Presidential Preference Primary. Only the Republican Party is having a presidential primary, because the Democratic Party selected President Barack Obama as their nominee. Since Florida is a closed primary state, only registered Republicans are eligible to vote for the Republican presidential nominee. In addition, five municipalities will have elections on Jan. 31: Clearwater, Kenneth City, Safety Harbor, St. Pete Beach (Districts 1 and 3) and Tarpon Springs. The city elections are nonpartisan, so all voters in those cities or districts are eligible to vote. Voters who are already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register. A change in election law now requires that address changes from another county that are made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families. Address changes can be made by calling 464VOTE or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with date of birth included. SUNSTAR, from page 1Aa fourth option three one-year extensions, which he said gave the county the most flexibility to move forward on potential changes. He said he couldnt believe Paramedics Plus would walk away from $37 million. Armstrong said his client would not accept a contract extension for only one year. I have no authority to give a one-year extension, he said. Im trying to be responsive. But after a lengthy dialogue and observing the commission, were unable to determine which way the commission wants to go. He said his client had provided three options. We cant make the numbers work for us with a one-year extension, he said. Commissioners made a number of suggestions and questioned details of all the options before Latvala attempted to shut them down. This is really, really inappropriate, she said. We dont negotiate at the board table. I respectfully disagree, Brickfield responded. It is not my job as a commissioner to just sit here and pick from a menu. We as a board have this assignment. Roche agreed with Brickfield, saying he understood the frustration everyone was feeling after a matter of public health and safety had turned political. He blamed state officials for some of the problem due to the restrictions of a special act that controls the actions commissioners, acting as the EMS Authority could make. He had a message for the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation. Either lead, follow or get out of the way, he said. Robert Polk, chief of the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District and president of the Pinellas County Fire Chiefs Association, joined the more than a dozen speakers urging commissioners not to renew the contract at all.There is a fourth option, he said, explaining that extending a long-term relationship with a third party for transport would remove the urgency thats been building the past few months. The fire chiefs are ready to turn this thing on, he said. Polk said he had polled every department and we can do this. He said the switch to using fire department transport for emergency and nonemergency situations could happen in about seven months. But, the commission still isnt ready to embrace EMS transport by the 18 providers of first responder service. There was no argument that firefighterparamedics were capable of doing the job. Commissioners say there are just too many unknowns, including cost. Firefighters say they can provide the service for less money. County staff says it will cost more. A committee began work Dec. 22 on the scope of services for a request for proposal from businesses capable of making operational both the plan from the countys consultant and that of Capt. Jim Millican with Lealman Fire Rescue and Lt. Scott Sanford, firefighter and paramedic with Palm Harbor Rescue. A separate firm will be selected by a request for proposals to provide a financial review of the plans. The Pinellas County Legislative Delegation gave a deadline of July 1 to get a financial review completed. LaSala said the county would do its best to get it done by then; however, he stressed that all standard procedures for proposals would be followed. In the end, the majority of commissioners went along with a suggestion by Commissioner Karen Seel to amend option 3, which does not allow for pilot programs and maintains Paramedics Plus exclusive rights to all transport services. She asked if Paramedics Plus would be willing to add an additional $2 million in savings for the current year, added to the $2 million in years two and three of the extension it would bring the cost down by $6 million. Seels offer won the favor of Brickfield, Morroni and Latvala. Bostock, Roche and Welch voted no. Commissioners debated the matter of creating EMS districts to allow them to set different tax rates instead of one countywide EMS millage rate while Armstrong made a phone call to Texas to talk to decision makers with Paramedics Plus. After a unanimous decision not to take action of separate taxing districts, Armstrong informed the commission that Paramedics Plus had accepted the proposed changes. The county attorneys office will finalize the legal terms and commissioners gave the responsibility of signing the contract to Latvala. The deal means Paramedics Plus will continue to be the sole provider of ambulance service in Pinellas for two years plus nine months, the time remaining on the current contract, with an option for an additional year. The decision on the taxing districts means the commission will have to continue to charge one countywide EMS millage rate for at least another year. In other business, the commissioners appointed their representatives to the committee charged with finding a financial firm to review the two proposals for changes to the EMS system. Morroni, who will be commission chair in 2012, agreed to serve. The commissioners other two appointees are Jay Ravens, director of finance for the city of Clearwater, and Kelly Triolo, who sits on the EMS Advisory Board and is director of nursing at Morton Plant Mease. CARDS, from page 1ABase in Tampa where a plane delivers them to soldiers.Mesick said there are two great parts to these cards the making and the thanks. When the cards are developed by the most sincere and caring people, a great amount of heart and thanks are directed to the soldiers and what they have done for the country. In return, the soldiers will send their thanks. They send pictures and emails showing the cards impact. The soldiers receive the cards in goodwill baskets that contain toothpaste, deodorant and Nabisco products. We put our email stamp on them so they can reply, Mesick said. They keep the cards in their trunks, footlockers and on them when they go into the field. In addition to the cards going to Afghanistan, many of them made their way to Iraq. Since many of the soldiers have come home from Iraq, Mesick said the cards will continue to make the journey to American soldiers wherever they are stationed around the world. Wherever MacDill wants to send the cards, there is always going to be someone deployed overseas, Mesick said. If someone is stationed in Japan or Germany we will send them there. Cards 4 Soldiers has finished its 2011 effort but will soon be purchasing cards to prepare for next year. For more information on the groups Christmas cards and to view letters sent back from the troops in Afghanistan, email Cheryl Mesick and Sheilanne Carlin at email@example.com. MARRA, from page 1AI really didnt expect to get the chance, Marra said. I hadnt been indoors in over a year and a half, and my first thought was that after all these years Im finally getting it. Thats all I really wanted was a chance. Its extremely difficult to find any venue sizable enough to attempt the record. Once inside, he continued to warm up before doing test flights with over 200 different paper airplane designs, all approved with the specifications. The hardest part was getting my plan together and not being too distracted by the moment, Marra said. Its an awkward throwing position, and it requires a lot of training to get right, and because Im throwing as hard as I can vertically, its easy to break down. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., he continuously threw paper airplanes toward the 225-foot ceiling of The Trop. He was able to gain a top throwing height of 65 feet, but only achieved a top-flight time of 23.5 seconds. Throughout the hours, many of the stadium employees viewed his efforts from the press box and party deck watching and cheering him on. Although he was unable to break the record, he said he would make changes next time to make the planes fly longer. Mara wanted to break the record for his family, especially for his son Sam who is diagnosed with autism. Being an advocate for autism research, he hoped breaking this record would be a reminder his son could look at for many years. I want him to know that there is nothing he cant do, Marra said. He will grow up knowing that he has no limitations, despite his challenges. The paper airplane thing is just a small example. His goal-setting ambition started when he was a child. Im not the most athletic person but like most kids back then, we didnt have the same distractions kids have today and so planes along with chasing each other around the neighborhood seemed like a fun thing to do, Marra said. I just stuck with it long after they gave it up. Many of his paper airplane designs were modified from past record holders and other designs of his own. He continued to practice, design and throw them until it began to put strains on his arms and shoulders. I just worked around the injuries, Marra said. I never thought for a minute that any of the injuries would keep me from continuing. It just made me work harder. Where theres a will, theres a way. According to Marra, it takes at least one hour to make each of the paper airplanes that will fly the height and distance needed to achieve the desired flight time. His planes are a glider design with specific folding techniques similar to origami. They have no tares, tape or glue, which he said, could ruin aerodynamics and paper. The specifications for the paper plane flight and location are laid out in the Guinness Book of World Records guidelines. It must be launched in an area where all doors are closed and must be launched at ground level. He is allowed 10 official throws, which must be documented with two timers, a photographer and cameraman. To see footage of Marras most recent attempt, visit his You Tube channel page under the screen name of SMLEFGFJB.
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According to the sheriffs report, Deputy Timothy Myers, 44, was on duty in his assigned 2006 Chevrolet Impala marked Sheriffs Office cruiser, traveling eastbound in the left lane of Ulmerton Road approaching the intersection of the Largo Mall entrance about 12:27 p.m. Witnesses reported the traffic signal was green; however, traffic began to slow to a stop. Myers was unable to come to a complete stop and struck the rear bumper of Gail Hoffman, 44, of North Redington Beach, who was slowing to stop in her 2011 Toyota Prius. The impact sent Hoffman forward, and she struck the rear bumper of a 2000 Firebird driven by Amber Saltzman, 34, of Largo. Almost immediately after this first crash occurred, Robert Faughnan, 43, of Pinellas Park, who was traveling eastbound in the same lanes in his 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, was unable to come to a complete stop and struck the rear bumper of Myers cruiser. The impact sent Myers forward into the rear of Hoffmans Prius, causing a second crash. No one was injured in the crashes, which are currently under investigation.Law enforcement appreciation dinner set for Jan. 27Pinellas County Commissioner John Morronis 17th annual Appreciation Dinner for Law Enforcement will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. The event begins at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Proceeds from this years dinner will be donated to Childrens Burn Foundation of Florida. A donation also will be made to the family of fallen St. Petersburg police Officer David Crawford, who was killed in the line of duty just weeks after last years dinner. The dinner began in memory of Belleair police Officer Jeffery Tackett, 28, who died from a gunshot wound June 13, 1993, when he responded to a call alone. Morroni, who was a state representative, co-sponsored the Tackett bill with Sen. Dennis Jones, RTreasure Island, in 1995. The state legislation requires two officers to be on duty at all times, unless mutual aid agreements with other law enforcement agencies are in place, so that law enforcement officers do not respond to calls alone. Morroni later expanded the dinner to include firefighters and EMS personnel. Special honorees have included Tacketts family and emergency personnel who helped in the rescue efforts following the 9/11 attack. Last years dinner was sadly overshadowed by the tragic deaths of St. Petersburg police Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz and Sergeant Tom Baitinger, who were killed in the line of duty the week of the dinner, a news release said. In their honor this year, the K-9 award will be named for Officer Yaslowitz, and the crisis intervention team award will be named for Baitinger. Public safety personnel, local elected officials and the public are invited to attend. The $75 ticket includes the dinner and donation to the charity. For information and to make reservations, call 791-3356. Reservations must be made by Jan. 23.Man arrested after shooting at policePINELLAS PARK The Pinellas Park Police Department SWAT team was shot at while executing a drug warrant at 9241 54th Way N. the morning of Dec. 15. Patrone Jones, 26, was arrested and faces 10 counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, child abuse and possession to distribute crack cocaine as a result of the incident. No one was injured, and the officers did not return fire. The SWAT team began clearing the house at around 7 a.m. As they did so, Jones, who lives at the home, fired one round at police. A toddler was sleeping in the bedroom next to the room where Jones fired the weapon, police reported. The SWAT team recovered a significant amount of crack cocaine from the house, according to the department press release. Jones 9-millimeter, semiautomatic firearm also was recovered. Jones was booked into the Pinellas County Jail at around 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Pinellas Park police arrested Jones three times for misdemeanor offenses in 2007 and once for resisting arrest with violence, also a misdemeanor charge, in 2008, according to jail records. He was arrested in July of this year for driving with a suspended or revoked license. His latest lists of charges are the first felony charges of which hes been accused in Pinellas County, records indicate.Burglary trend continuesCLEARWATER Clearwater Police have announced that the city is still having a burglary trend from both locked and unlocked vehicles. Police tell the public that items that attract burglars, including purses, wallets, GPS devices, laptops, cameras, cell phones, bags, and loose change, should be removed from the vehicle when one gets out of it.Alleged burglar arrestedCLEARWATER Clearwater Police arrested a suspect in connection to vehicle burglaries, according to a police Facebook post. Officers responded to the area of 6 S. Corona Avenue around 5:15 a.m. on Dec. 19 for a reported prowler, the post said. Officers saw the suspect, Brandon Parrott, 29, in the area of Rainbow and Orion and tried to make contact. The suspect ran, and officers used a K-9 track to find the suspect on the 400 block of S. Mars Avenue, where he was hiding in a shed. The suspect ran again and was taken into custody near Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. Police believe Parrott is connected to at least four burglaries, including two homes in the 100 block of Arcturas Avenue, a home in the 200 block of Meteor Avenue, and a home in the 200 block of S. Corona Avenue, and possibly others. He is charged with four counts of burglary conveyance, unoccupied; two counts burglary vehicle, unoccupied; and one count petit theft. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $30,150 bond.Teen burglar arrestedCLEARWATER Clearwater Police arrested a 17year-old male in connection to a church burglary, according to a police Facebook post. Officers arrested the suspect after a person saw him inside of the Lakeview Baptist Church on Belleair Road late Dec. 15. The witness called police to report the suspicious activity. The suspect broke into the church and rummaged through several rooms, the report said. As officers arrived, the suspect ran from the church but was arrested a short time later in the area. He was charged with burglary. His name was withheld. Police beat Police beat
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For the first time since the rescue, we saw Vidalia and his mom Valiant over the weekend. Did they associate us with the rescue? Had their behavior toward us changed? I had asked the Vidalia rescue leader, Dr. Randall Wells of the Chicago Zoological Society, what to expect. Based on his experiences over the past 40 years with occasional capture and release of dolphins for rescues and health assessments, Wells was impressed by the fact that Valiant and Vidalia remained so near to the net upon their release, hung around for many minutes, and then slowly swam away. More typically, dolphins released from temporary captures will swim away from the capture area at high speed, though theyre often seen swimming calmly some distance away within minutes of release. In addition to staying near the rescue site after their release, mother Valiant had allowed us (myself and Capt. John Heidemann, Clearwater Marine Aquariums Abby Stone and Skip Jackson, and The Florida Aquariums Kristen Aanerud) to trail them at a diplomatic distance once they moved off after the rescue. I didnt want to harass them further but wanted to watch Vidalia for signs of shock and determine if he, though understandably rattled by the rescue, showed generally normal behavior. As of this past weekend, the dolphins had had a month to think it over. Had their behavior changed? We found Valiant and Vidalia in a hidden cove in our dolphin study area. They had not vanished the moment they heard us coming or saw our boat come into view. That was encouraging. Valiant hunted with a particular gait that carved a trail of smooth circular footprints across lightly ruffled blue-green waters. Consequently, we tracked her easily. We appreciated this because, as with all hunting dolphins, we tried to stay out of the area she searched. Today, this meant hovering several boat lengths away (60-80 feet). Valiant continued with her hunt despite our presence, as she always has. We watched as she pushed a tiny perpendicular wave off her head that grew until wave and dolphin formed a giant letter T. Then she spun onto her side and encircled the fish shed been chasing. Our presence didnt disrupt her meal. Vidalia stayed near his mom while she hunted. At one point, he arched and momentarily displayed the right side of his tailstock. It was still mottled a month later from the relentless slapping of that fishing line. Dolphin skin is indeed delicate. Then he rose to breathe. The yawning dent at the base of his dorsal fin, created by five uncompromising months of fishing line sawing the dorsal fin from Sunday marks the opening of what will hopefully be another good speckled trout season for west central Florida. The stage is most definitely set. Cool, clean water throughout the Intracoastal Waterway makes it much easier to see the deeper grass flats often synonymous with holding schools of trout. When the wind is light, drift fishing over 3to 6-foot grass flats will allow you to cover water and find where the larger trout are holding. Many veteran trout anglers will often deploy a sea anchor when drift fishing. This not only slows your drift on breezy days, but also keeps the bow of your boat pointing downwind, allowing you to present your lures better. Fan cast soft plastic jigs like Pumpkin Jigs Slammers in avocado red glitter or motor oil, or try hard baits like Mirro-dines and Catch 2000s by Mirro-Lure. Scaled sardines cant be found in the huge schools like a few weeks ago but can still be chummed up and cast netted over the grass flats (usually near the passes), making live shrimp a great choice for those using live bait. Free-lining a tail hooked shrimp with an up-current cast would be the preferred presentation, but the current and wind can often be too strong to allow your bait to reach the depth necessary to catch the trout so a small split shot can be added to get the bait down. When fishing shallower flats the use of a float will help to keep the bait up and out of the grass, making sure that youre still making up-current casts. Trout (especially big trout) like the bait to be moving naturally with the tide. Offshore fishing has been a challenge lately considering all the wind weve been having. White Grunts, trigger fish, porgies and the occasional hogfish have all been consistent catches for those fishing inside of 10 miles. Target ledges and the surrounding hard bottom with pieces of squid and or fresh shrimp. Those that have been taking live shrimp offshore are catching enough hogfish on them to make it worthwhile. Further offshore, the red grouper fishing is good from 80 feet on out. Live pinfish and frozen sardines should account for some good catches for those willing to make the run. Happy New Year and get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at email@example.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein West central Florida anglers gearing up for speckled trout seasonhis body, has begun to fill in. Vidalia is healing. After some minutes, mother and calf converged and headed out of the hidden cove side by side, which is natural dolphin behavior. Outside the cove, they meandered about as if uncertain about their next direction. Valiant continued to keep themselves several boat lengths from us. This too is her habit, so that dimension of her behavior toward us had not changed following the rescue.However, Valiant then seemed to change her mind about us, which is also her habit. With Vidalia trailing loosely behind her, she brought them ever closer to the boat. She began glancing at us across the water surface, a gesture that takes special effort. Finally, they began slowly gliding under the bow. Ah, wasnt this just like them! And, as is my wont, I snapped their pictures greedily. When the time came to continue on our survey route, Capt. Heidemann oozed away until we clearly paced them no longer. What was most eloquent about the observation was its lack of drama. The dolphins had behaved naturally and remained relaxed throughout. Dolphins have a way of flowing by with their bodies fully extended and their flukes wafting up and down without the usual tautness, even lingering on the downbeat. Both Valiant and Vidalia flowed like this near the boat, gliding just under the surface via mellow pumps of powerful tailstocks that created delicate glassy footprints, which enabled us to track them easily. They didnt have to make footprints. And they usually dont. We had not lost their trust.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 at www. dolphinsuperstore.com. Read her Dolphin Watch column weekly at www.TBNweekly.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299.Vidalia and his mom Valiant demonstrate how dolphins sometimes flow by the boat.Photo by ANN WEAVER Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver
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Tom White, hands-on-owner of Tom White Painting & Restoration.Tom White is now a state licensed General Contractor.M.E.C.T. stands f or Mark Evans Comp uter Technology and that stands for the Best in computer buys, service, repairs and up-grades. Speaking of up-grades did you know that M.E.C.T. now does something unique? Its called Bundle Pricing. That means if you bring in your computer for a service and while there you decide to have some other features added or fixed, Mark will perform these extra services at up to one half their original cost. If you didnt get the computer you wanted for Christmas there will never be a better time to shop with M.E.C.T. You can buy a refurbished desktop for ONLY $99 or a new high quality dual core computer for ONLY $339. Both will come with the latest antivirus software (Kaspersky) installed at no extra charge. They have affordable prices on desktops, laptops, computer parts & peripherals, tune-ups and more! 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Quality Ceiling Refinishing still specializes in all types of drywall repair and retexturing services. They can remove your Popcorn Ceilings in one day with little or no mess. Call Pinellas: 727-446-3550 ; H illsb orough: 813-273-0623; Pasco: 727-862-3737 FOR Y OUR FREE ESTIMATE. Visit www.qualityceiling.com Whatever your home management needs are they can be met by Quality Ceiling Refinishing. Members of Angies List and Accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Lic. # CRC1326471. They will arrive in a well-equipped Quality Ceiling truck. Men are in uniform.Quality Ceiling Refinishing is Expanding Their Services to Include all Home Management Needs. Photo courtesy of KEITH TICKNERWe Dem Boyz won the city of Seminoles Adult Fall Basketball League championship Dec. 21 with a 6766 victory over The Sports Bar at the Seminole Recreation Center. Standing from left are Harlan Newman, Lonell West, Jason Mascall, Jeremy Keating, James Rosebud, Danny Long, and Jeff James. Kneeling in front is Evan Ham.League champs Tops on the court Alexis Ostermann, left, a freshman guard on the Seminole High School girls basketball team, was recently named BeefOBradys Athlete of the Week. She leads the team in 3-pointers and scored a season-high 13 points Dec. 5 against Northeast. Standing next to her is Coach Alli Fogle. Photo courtesy of SANDY SCOTTRosie Marie Ray and Sandy Scott set state cycling records for their age group in the Florida Senior Games Dec. 10-11 in Lakeland.Seminole cyclists set state recordsSEMINOLE Sandy Scott and Rosie Marie Ray of Seminole set state records to capture their age division Dec. 10-11 in the bicycle competition of the Florida Senior Games in Lakeland. Competing in the 70-74-age class, the couple brought home two gold medals in the 5K and 10K time trials. Ray also won the 20K road race in the 70-older division. In October, the couple won their age division in the 20K race in the USA Cycling Florida State Time Trial Championships and Ray established a new 70-older age group record. Scott and Ray now hold the fastest-ever times in the state for the 5K, 10K and 20K distances. A month earlier, Ray and Scott won both events at the Georgia State Time Trial Championships and brought home four gold medals. Scott turned the top time of the day for all age groups. Since breaking his neck during a time trial competition in October 2005, and returning to competition in December 2006, he has won 20 state cycling championships one national title. The story is documented in the book, From Broken Neck to Broken Records, a Masters Cyclists Guide to Winning.Guild golf event raises $31,000Sixty-three members of the Seminole/Largo branch of the All Childrens Hospital Guild held the 18th annual All Childrens Hospital Charity Golf Classic recently at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club under the leadership of PGA teaching pro and guild member Pat McClanan Shriver. Nearly 190 local golfers attended the double shotgun tournament and participated in a variety of fund-raising special events throughout the day. A highlight of the day was a visit by Shrivers prior student LPGA Pro Brittany Lincicome who stopped by to assist the guild efforts and mingle with the players. The day concluded with a dinner banquet and with proceeds exceeding $31,000 for All Childrens Hospital. For more information about the guild branches or the tournament please visit www.allkids.org.
Roundup8A SportsR Beacon, December 29, 2011 120111 120111 Beauty Salon Hair by: Dolly, Dawn, Socorro, Terri, Grace, JoAnn, Cheryl, Pam, Isabel, Barbara, DonnaRendezvous9120 Seminole Blvd.(Between Jim Graden & Susie Q Diner)392-2626 120111 Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers: What Everyone Needs to KnowEDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP5 factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits When it makes sense to delay benefits and when it does not Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy How to coordinate your benefits with your spouse How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement incomePresented by Retirement Resources AdvisorySeating is Limited, Please call to reserve your space799-4723Securities offered through J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. (JWC), Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Jonathan Roberts Advisory Group, Inc. (JRAG) Retirement Resources Advisory and JWC/JRAG are unaffiliated entities. The City of Dunedin is neither endorsing nor sponsoring this event nor approving or endorsing the views of the organization sponsoring the activity. It is only a facility rental. The event with SP College is co-sponsored. Please call the above number to reserve spac e.Thursday, 1/12 Palm Harbor Library 3pm Tuesday, 1/24 Dunedin Community Center 6:30pm Thursday, 2/2 St. Pete College Clearwater Campus Library 6:30pm Thursday, 2/9 Oldsmar Library 6:30pm 121511 WEIGHT LOSS 122911 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 Tides WGA resultsSEMINOLE Results of the Tides Womens Golf Association bakers dozen event Dec. 20 at The Tides Golf Club: FLIGHT A Marilyn Wentzel, 35; Nancy Briner, Karen Galinowski and Judy McNamee, 39. FLIGHT B Jeannie Pichee, 34; Bev Papalia, 35; Shirley Taylor, 36; Bettye Rae Crane, 37. FLIGHT C Dolores DenOtter, 33; Jessica McCarty, 35; Doris Carpenter, 38; and Lorraine Taylor, 39.Youth hoops registration startsSEMINOLE Registration begins Monday, Jan. 3 for the citys 10th annual youth basketball league at the Seminole Recreation Center. The league is open to boys and girls born between 1997 and 2002. The season runs from February through May. The fee is $85 per child with a recreation card. A noncompetitive instructional basketball program for children born in 2003 and 2004 will also be available. The fee for this program is $40 per child with a recreation card. The league is also looking for volunteer coaches. Coaches are required to have past playing experience or a working knowledge of basketball. All coaches will complete a volunteer coachs application and receive a background screening. The city also seeks team sponsors. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information, call Keith Tickner at 397-6085.Registration starts for volleyball leagueSEMINOLE Registration is under way for the citys adult co-ed volleyball league, which begins play Feb. 9 at the Seminole Recreation Center. Players 16 and older are eligible. Teams will consist of 12 players. Games will be played on Thursday nights. For more information, call Keith at 397-6085. Youth gymnastics classes offered SEMINOLE The Seminole Recreation Department is offering gymnastics for boys and girls on Wednesday afternoons at the Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Ages 3-5 meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Ages 5-13 meet from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The cost is $30 per month. For more information, call Kelly Schwegel at 391-8345.Karate lessons set at rec centerSEMINOLE The DoJo Martial Arts Academy plans karate lessons at the Seminole Recreation Center in January. Classes for ages 5-7 are Mondays 6 to 6:40 p.m., and 6:45 to 7:20 p.m. for ages 8-12. Classes begin Jan. 9. The cost is $39 before Jan. 8 and $45 afterward. For more information, call Kelly Schwegel at 391-8345.Honda Grand Prix tickets on saleST. PETERSBURG Tickets to the 2012 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, scheduled March 23-25, have gone on sale. Tickets for the event range in price from $20 to $125. Paddock passes also are available starting at $40 for an adult single day pass. Reduced rate tickets are offered to juniors, ages 12 and under, in certain ticket categories. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-283-5385. Three-day reserved tickets purchased before Dec. 31 will receive a free weekend IZOD IndyCar Series Paddock Pass, a $65 value. The event will mark the start of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season for the second year in a row, ushering in the global debut of the new IndyCar chassis and the much-anticipated return of competition among engine manufacturers. The marquee race will continue to be the IZOD IndyCar Series and will mark the eighth year of racing on the streets of St. Petersburg. The event will serve as home race to a number of Florida residents including Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves, who is the only two-time winner in St. Petersburg. Other drivers to compete include former winners Dario Franchitti, Will Power, Ryan Briscoe and Graham Rahal.
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Primary care, specialists, and surgeons working together for you as a team! Onsite laboratory, x-ray, and imaging. Your medical information and test results in a single shared electronic record. Physician owned and operated. Your care is directed by physicians, not hospital health systems or insurers. Here and there Here and thereCity plans senior tripsSEMINOLE The Recreation Department has a number of senior trips planned in the upcoming weeks. They include the Ancient Egypt Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, a performance by Sha Na Na at Ruth Eckerd, a visit to the Mixon Fruit Farm in Bradenton and a couple of spring training baseball games. For more information, stop by the Recreation Center and pick up a flyer. The next senior luncheon is Tuesday, Jan. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Gilligans Island theme. The cost is $7 per person. For details, call Kristyn at 391-8345.Dilworth to speakNORTH REDINGTON BEACH Joanne Dilworth, a former Miss America consultant, will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Womens Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Gulf Beaches Jan. 4, 11 a.m., at the Wine Cellar, 17307 Gulf Blvd. Cost is $15, payable at the door by check. For reservations, call Ruth at 343-0223.Art show entries to be acceptedTREASURE ISLAND Entries for the Treasure Island Art Guilds next art show will be accepted Jan. 5 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave. Members may enter up to two paintings. A reception for the winners of the show will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. There also will be an art demonstration by a professional artist. For more information, call Fred at 360-8390.Kids archery class plannedST. PETE BEACH Archery classes for kids ages 8 to 15 are set Thursdays in January at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 SEMINOLE The following events are planned in the coming weeks at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce:Chamber banquet setThe Seminole Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Installation and Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 21, beginning with social time at 6 p.m. Cost is $40 per person for the event that will take place at the Wine Cellar restaurant in North Redington Beach. A reservation is required. In addition to inducting the board of directors for 2012, awards will be presented to the new Mr./Ms. Seminole, Merit Award winner, Boss of the Year and Business of the Year. Nomination forms are available at the Seminole Chamber office, 7985 113th St. N., Suite 208. Terry Collier will serve as master of ceremonies assisted by Chamber president Roger Edelman and Chief of Operations Gretchen Cain Wells.Directors to be installedChamber members were elected by ballot by their peers to fill five board vacancies. The winners included incumbents Victor Adamo and Laverne Welch, along with Phil Crow, Diane Luttmann and Michael Lurie. They will be joining chairman Gary Scarsbrook, immediate past chair Mike McQuilkin, chair-elect Nancy Giles, treasurer Dr. Jim Olliver, secretary Jacob Valintine, Dan Berard and Jamie Giammona. Sandy Liberatore, Ron Frassetto and Jackie Tatsak will be leaving the board.Training programs offeredUtilizing the Chambers conference facility, Bob Gaynor of SCORE has arranged a presentation on goal setting for the Business Connections and Education Workshop Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7:30 a.m. There is no cost and all are invited. The following workshops are being offered by Dale W. Hutchings, APR: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 8 a.m., Branding for Business Success; Jan. 31, 8 a.m., Think out of the Box and Grow; and Feb. 14, 8 a.m., How to Develop A Quick and Easy Marketing Plan. Cost is $10 per workshop. Register by calling 392-3245. CPA and certified QuickBooks instructor Linda Stortz will teach Introduction to QuickBooks Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10. Register by calling 392-3245.Welcoming new businessThe chamber, in conjunction with the city of Seminole, will have a ribbon cutting for Seminole Dental on Thursday, Jan. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., at its new location, 11240 Park Blvd.Networking eventsSpotos Grill 131, 10379 Park Blvd. in Portobello Square, will host a chamber after-hours social for businesses on Monday, Jan. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. Carl Lucchi and Tampa Bay Networkers.com will sponsor a networking meeting for members and prospective members at the chamber conference center on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m.Seminole Chamber news Boca Ceiga Drive. The cost is $30 per student for the four-week session. Call coach Dan McKaeg at 536-6207 for more information and to register.
10A Business Beacon, December 29, 2011 100611 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 090111Celebrating 30 Years of Professional 122911 Real Estate Champions 4350 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708For more details visit C21champs.com/MLS.Ad122911 www.c21champs.comEach Ofce Independently owned & operated727-398-2774 ROOMY 2/2/2 BEACH HOUSEOn large corner lot with circular drive. Many great features including updated kitchen with breakfast bar and beautiful terrazzo floors. The sunny Florida room has lots of windows and opens to a covered patio and tropical retreat. The spacious, fenced and private backyard allows for many potential additions. Very popular location across from waterfront homes and only a bike ride away from Gulf Beaches, historic Don CeSar Beach Resort, restaurants and shopping. MLS#U7482920. Schroeder. $219,900. LAKE RICH VILLAGELovely 2BR/2BA manufactured mobile home in a 55+ cimmunity. L-shaped bright living/dining room combo with built-in cabinets and drawers in dining area and drawers in guest room. Newer carpet and laminated wood floors, spacious shed with washer & dryer. Clubhouse, pool, shuffleboard, close to Gulf beaches. MLS#U7503896. Sutton. $36,000. 2BR/2BA SNUG HARBORAwesome view, beach, boat slip, private garage and big dogs welcome. MLS#U7520994. Jourdenais. $374,900. ENJOY PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGSIn this condo, community of Sea Towers with lots of social activity and little work activity! Its a friendly, wellmanaged, self-owned/self-managed condo association complex. We have a clubhouse for meetings, dances, cards, pool tables, library, sewing, exercise, etc. There are a lot of walking paths around the lagoon and throughout the complex. Youre gonna like what you see! MLS#U7521748. Riskin. $85,000. GREAT DOWNTOWN ST. PETERSBURG NEIGHBORHOODBeautiful 2-story 3BR/1.5BA, 1,152 sq. ft. single family home built in 1925 with lots of charm and character. Many updates include newer wiring, roof and plumbing. Nice living room with fireplace. Plus a bonus 2-story, 1,900+ sq. ft. updated duplex with a 2BR/1BA and 3BR/1BA included that is bringing in $1,500 a month. MLS#U7523307. Bellefleur. $235,000. PRIVACY IN A NATURAL COUNTY SETTINGLovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a large gourmet kitchen with preparation island bar, beautiful maple cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances, built-in gas oven and countertop gas range with custom backsplash. The master suite has its own master bath and large his-andhers closets! The kitchen, dining room and living room open into each other creating great traffic flow for entertaining. There is an additional Florida room for family activities that looks into the big yard. The double car garage has a separate workshop with double entry. The home also has a deep well and sits on 2 large lots offering room to roam. MLS#U7525701. Stone. $129,000. BRIGHT AND AIRY FIRST FLOOR CONDOVery well maintained unit and quiet neighbors. Bedroom looks over large yard and pond. Neutral, clean carpet and updated kitchen. Offering many social opportunities, heated pool and spa, shuffleboard, pool tables and laundry facilities. Great layout with dining off kitchen. Ceilling fans in all rooms. Property tax and land lease included in monthly maintenance fee. Convenient to beach and walk to Seminole Mall. MLS#U7533520. Dow. $27,900. DOWNSIZE OR VACATION HOMEThis may be just what you are looking for! A 2BR/1.5BA in a high and dry location close to shopping and a CanCare walk-in clinic for our Canadian visitors. All new Hurricane impact windows and a complete A/C unit and air handler installed in 2010. Main bath completely renovated in 2008. Energy efficient tankless water heater and an inside washer and dryer. 55+ complex & small pets welcome. Low maintenance fees and the furniture can be negotiated. Come make an offer! MLS#U7533768. Schnitzler. $39,900. GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOORIts loaded: This 1 bedroom, 1 bath is fully furnished, even down to the dishes, linens, towels, etc. Move-in ready, just bring your toothbrush. Close to bus line, mall and the beaches. MLS#U7533784. Spohn. $39,900. MUST SEE UPDATED HOME 2/1/1Very well kept home with upgraded kitchen and bath. Newer paint inside and out. Newer roof and A/C. Large fenced yard with brick paver patio. Quick access to I-275 for easy commute to downtown St. Pete or Tampa. Home is in great condition and is move-in ready. Dont miss this one! MLS#U7533890. McEntire. $99,000. Seminole Title Company 392-5906 Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772120111Happy Holidays FIREPLACES... Perfect For Florida!Drama Home Furnishings/Slipcovers, Etc.100 Indian Rocks Rd. Belleair Bluffs 727.587.0900111011Ethanol ... 10%OFFEntire PurchaseExcluding Handmade ItemsExpires 1-31-12 Cadys Corner121511Fairies Dragons Unique Gifts Florida SouvenirsCadys CornerSouvenirs & Crafts 727-543-434912035 Indian Rocks Rd., LargoSame Plaza as Pizza Shack Koyutis earns ABR designationSEMINOLE The Real Estate Buyers Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors recently awarded Barbara Koyutis with Barbara Koyutis Agency the Accredited Buyers Representation designation. Koyutis joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience. REBAC, founded in 1988, is the worlds largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. NAR is the worlds largest professional association, representing more than 1 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.Keller Williams agents adopt familiesLARGO Agents at Keller Williams Gulfside Realty offices in Largo and Clearwater recently adopted five families from Mildred Helms Elementary School for the holidays. In total, 10 children had the joy of opening gifts Christmas morning. School officials chose the families. More than 40 gifts were delivered to Mildred Helms Dec. 16. Every child should be able to have Christmas gifts, said Pam Douberly, real estate agent, in a press release. I feel that I should work so hard to make sure these kids dont have to feel left out on one of the happiest days of the year. Its the warmest feeling you can have as you envision the kids waking up and running to the tree, said Rebecca Paone, another agent and co-organizer of the drive. This year the Keller Williams Gulfside offices went further by volunteering with the Salvation Army on Dec. 3 and 14th as bell-ringers in front of the Pinellas Shopping Plaza Publix on West Bay Drive at Clearwater-Largo Road. Prudential agent earns CDPE designationST. PETERSBURG Ken Rogers Jr., an agent with Prudential Tropical Realtys St. Petersburg office, recently earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. At a time when millions of homeowners are struggling with the possibility of foreclosure, the skills and education amassed by Rogers will help benefit Pinellas County-area residents and communities. Short sales allow the distressed homeowner to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even if it is lower than what is owed on the property. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures. Today, more than 13 percent of homeowners are delinquent on their mortgage or in the foreclosure process. This is occurring across all price ranges, and the fastest-growing category of homes in foreclosure is the luxury home market. The CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with homeowners and lenders on complicated short sales, said Rogers in a press release. It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their homes from foreclosure. The Distressed Property Institute provides live and online courses to train real estate professionals how to help homeowners in distress, with a strong focus on handling short sales. Barbara Koyutis Real estate news Biz notes Chambers plans referral groupST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is starting a morning beaches referral group designed to be a motivational and revenue generating meeting for members looking to gain business through leads. The group will meet the third Tuesday of the month. An introductory meeting is planned Tuesday, Jan. 17, 8 a.m., in the Copper Cove Lounge of the Doubletree Beach Resort, 17120 Gulf Blvd., North Redington Beach. To register, contact Mike McElvogue at email@example.com or call 360-6957, ext. 29.Haute French cuisine comes to ClearwaterCLEARWATER LAuberge des Artistes, a French fine-dining establishment, celebrated its grand opening Dec. 13 at 635 Cleveland St. Situated in the Cleveland Street district in downtown Clearwater, the restaurant offers a threecourse prix fixe power lunch to business clientele and a-la-carte dinner. Reservations are preferred. Master French chef and owner Christopher Poix, who boasts more than 11 years of experience, prepares the cuisine. Poix has created fine cuisine for Michelin three-star restaurants in France and Monaco as well as high-end establishments in Palm Beach, Orlando and Naples. He studied in Lyon, France, under Master French Chef Paul Bocuse who is widely considered the father of nouvelle French cuisine.Largo Chamber to host economic forecast eventLARGO The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will present Focus on 2012: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd. Coffee and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The program will feature business experts who will share predictions and will provide insight on significant global, national and regional issues destined to impact the Tampa Bay economy. Stacie Schaible, News Channel 8 anchor will moderate the panel. Panelists will include: Susan MacManus, Ph.D., distinguished university professor of public administration and political science in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida and political analyst on WFLA-TV8 in Tampa. Sean Snaith, Ph.D., director of the University of Central Floridas Institute for Economic Competitiveness and a nationally recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting. He has served as a consultant for governments and multi-national corporations such as Compaq, Dell and IBM. Geary A. Havran, president of NDH Medical in St. Petersburg, a major medical device manufacturer.Leads 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. 29 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, Dec. 29 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. 29 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet.com. Thursday, Dec. 29 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Dec. 29 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Thursday, Dec. 29 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242. Thursday, Dec. 29 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 Friday, Dec. 30 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. 30 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, Jan. 2 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 3673737. Monday, Jan. 2 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@freenetworkinginterna tional.com. Monday, Jan. 2 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 642-6173, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit twocupscon nect.com. Tuesday, Jan. 3 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, Jan. 3 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.
Viewpoints 11A Beacon, December 29, 2011In any given year, media outlets can report only a limited number of news stories. Following are several small but memorable happenings of 2011 that escaped coverage by mainstream publications. I think they deserve to be preserved for posterity or whatever else awaits us. THE WANDERING CAT. On a Monday night in Foskins, Mo., a calico cat belonging to Judith Finsterbut ventured into nearby thickets in search of mice and unsuspecting finches. The cat, whose name was Kim Jing Awl, emerged from the trees and prepared to cross over railroad tracks owned by the Murchison, Paprika and Santa Sleigh Co. Just then a freight train passed through, frightening the cat and causing it to leap aboard the train, which was bound for Mulloy, Kan., famed for its corn pudding. Halfway there, the train slowed, allowing Kim Jing Awl to jump off the train and find shelter in a nearby Christian Science Reading room. A humanist named Sam soon adopted the cat. Back in Foskins, Judith Finsterbut pined for her missing cat, but was consoled by a neighbor, Ronald Egolf. They soon married and moved to Zelienople, Pa., where polo was once played. THE ROOKIE ADVERTISING MAN. Jerry Loman, fresh out of college, was hired by the Los Angeles advertising agency Caniff, Gonif and Moore, to come up with new ideas for TV commercials. Within two days Loman submitted the following suggestion: Lets do an ad that (A) has no blonde women, (B) does not make the husband appear to be a dork, dolt or nerd, and (C) does not require any of the participants to act silly. Loman was summoned to the creative directors office and was fired, after being told, No agency worthy of the name has attempted such an advertisement in the past 40 years. THE EROTIC ROCKING CHAIRS. Last April in the Rickety Acres nursing home (situated in Garamond, Manitoba) a rare virus infected the aged residents, causing them to become sexually stimulated whenever they sat in any of the homes six rocking chairs. The 30 residents (both male and female) began to compete for use of the chairs, until violence finally broke out, resulting in concussions and four broken bones. Police were called, and assault charges were filed against three women and two men. But the charges were dropped when Garamond district attorney Arthur Bass asked, How in Gods name can I ethically prosecute five horny octogenarians for fighting over the occupancy of magical rocking chairs? Will someone please show me the statute covering this situation? Nobody could. The odd virus soon disappeared, and life returned to normal. But the nursing home residents still fondly recall the episode, and yearn for a repeat. THE CHEVY TRUCK AND THE BLACK HOLE. The Mt. Palomar Observatory in California is approached via a winding macadam road that climbs slowly through sawgrass, stunted palm trees and Mehoopany cactus. Harold Flim, a Cal-Tech graduate student, was driving a 1998 Chevy pickup truck upward on County Road S-6 toward the observatory one night last July. On the seat beside him was a box filled with coffee and fast food purchased at a convenience store in nearby Palomar Mountain. As Flim neared the base of Palomars main viewing station he flicked the bright switch of the trucks headlights to let his research partner, Julie Jordan, know that he had arrived with food for the midwatch. Instead of welcoming Flim, Julie opened a laboratory door and screamed, Your stupid trucks headlights just scrambled our view of a new black hole in Centaurus-244. Flim said, Im sorry. Julie said, Did you get me a hoagie, and a coffee with two creams? Flim said, Yes. Julie said, Then youre forgiven. THE ERRANT CADENZA. Rolf Tingle, a bassoonist for the Kowloon, Md., Symphony Orchestra, told his conductor, Elissa Schtick, I am having a mental lapse. I cannot recall the passage in which the primary cadenza occurs while we are playing the third movement of Poes Gold Bug Variations. Shall I seek counseling? Maestro Schtick said, That wont be necessary. I used to date a private eye for the Julliard School. Ill ask him to find the errant cadenza. The private investigator, Hinky Parleyvoo, soon arrived in Kowloon to interview Rolf Tingle. What brand of whiskey do you drink, sir? Tingle said, Athen Rye Black Label. Parleyvoo said, Theres your answer. Recent research has revealed that the congeners in Athen Rye often attack the musical synapses in the brains of male bassoonists, causing them to entirely forget cadenzas and even arpeggios. Switch your booze and your problem is solved. And so it came to pass. Elissa Schtick said to Parleyvoo, Former sweetheart, what can I do to repay you? He said, Fuhgettabout it, babe. Heres looking at you. Well always have Kowloon.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at email@example.com. 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.Many people ask what is the meaning of Chanukah? Who invented this holiday? Well the answer is that Chanukah is actually one of the oldest biblical holidays dating back over 2200 years. The story goes like this: In ancient Israel during the time of the second Holy Temple built in Jerusalem by the prophet Ezra, an Assyrian-Greek oppressor named Antiochus invaded Israel. He desecrated and ruined the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and forbade the Jews from practicing their faith. It was simply his way of maintaining his dictatorship. There was an epic cultural war; whoever won the cultural war won the physical war. Most of the Jews at the time became Hellenists; they adopted Greek culture and assimilated into Greek society. Why fight back they said! Enjoy life! Only a small group of Jews who were a family of priests that served in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem called the Macabees decided to fight back against this enormous empire. Fight for whats right they said. Although they were greatly outnumbered since most of their own people had betrayed them, and with no financial or military resources, they emerged victorious due to their faith and unity. They restored the Holy Temple in Jerusalem to its beauty and resumed their holy service there. When they entered the Holy Temple they found only one small bottle of pure olive oil, which wasnt defiled. They used it to light the Menorah the most sacred item in the Holy Temple and miraculously this small bottle of pure olive oil lasted for eight days giving them enough time to press new pure olive oil. This story has a very powerful message for our times. America is the greatest country in the history of mankind because America was founded on the principal of religious freedom. The dollar bill reads In God We Trust. This is why America has been so successful in a relatively short period of time. In these difficult times when countless millions of Americans are in pain, and every day we read about crazier and crazier things occurring throughout society, we must make every effort to help each other by increasing in random acts of goodness and kindness. Chanukah teaches us that even a little bit of light can dispel a disproportionate amount of darkness. One candle at a time, every day we increase just a little bit of light, and thats what brings about the ultimate miracle. We need redemption. America needs redemption. The world needs redemption. All of us together will make it happen one good deed at a time!Rabbi Shmuel Reich is with a Jewish Enrichment Center. Volunteer and have the time of your lifeEditor: Once again, Pinellas County is enjoying another beautiful winter season, served up with sunny and mild days and beautiful evenings to be out and about. No wonder so many of us in the retiree ranks call Pinellas County our winter homes, far from the ice and snow. My wife and I were fortunate to have our careers here in Pinellas County. We have always loved the Appalachian Mountains as well and maintain a spot there for seasonal sojourns, but we keep coming back to the lovely sand and surf. One of the ways I have discovered to give back to our local community is to volunteer some of my time as a Pinellas County volunteer. I love to ride the Pinellas Trail and through adjoining parks like Taylor Park in Largo and Wall Springs Park north of Dunedin. I have turned my love of our trail system and parks into a volunteer position by becoming a volunteer auxiliary ranger. In my job as a volunteer ranger, I am the eyes and the ears of the trail. I look for unsafe conditions caused by downed limbs or debris on the trail surfaces and also serve as an ambassador of the trail and parks by providing information to patrons about amenities and stopping spots. My time spent as an auxiliary ranger is appreciated and needed by regular park staff, especially during these lean times for government agencies. I know that my time spent on the trail is freeing up regular rangers to patrol our park facilities by vehicle, greatly expanding their coverage area and patrol frequency. I would like to encourage other winter residents to volunteer here in Pinellas County as a seasonal volunteer. There are positions to be filled in our parks and preserves, Heritage Village and Florida Botanical Gardens as well as at the Cooperative Extension Service. Please visit the Pinellas County Volunteer Services website at www.pinellascounty.org or give them a call at 464-8477. I promise that you too will not only be challenged by the work, but that you will have the time of your life enjoying all the beauty Pinellas County has to offer from the front seat of the theatre. Fred Bruder SeminoleWhere is Archie Bunker when you need him? The reactionary, bigoted curmudgeon of the hit sitcom All in the Family was one of the key cultural touchstones of the 1970s. A buffoon, to be sure, Archie was also a readily identifiable American type, the self-pitying white man ill at ease with recent changes in the social order. But because Archie was also portrayed with depth and sympathy, the laughs at his expense helped the audience come to grips with the turmoil they felt wrestling with their own biases and those of family members. Perhaps an updated version of that character could illuminate the trend of bashing American Muslims, most recently on view in the activism of the Florida Family Association. This evangelical Christian group is riled that a new television show, All-American Muslim, portrays its subjects a little too benignly. Where are jihadists? the association demands to know. Why hasnt the program featured terrorists, bomb-throwers or violence against women? All-American Muslim, which airs on TLC, chronicles the lives of five families in ArabAmerican communities in Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a generations-long history as a home to Arabs, both Muslim and Christian. Its a reality show and not a particularly entertaining one in the Snooki/Kardashian/toddlers-in-tiaras kind of way. The pace is slow and very, very explanatory. Zzzzzzz. Perhaps that is because All-American Muslim is portraying reality, and TLC (formerly known as The Learning Channel) recognizes some value in Americans, well, learning something on TV. What viewers might gather from the show is that the vast majority of Muslims in America lead lives that are as mundane and ordinary as their own. Lives filled with work, faith and home. The episodes aired so far have been unapologetic about highlighting that fact. The Florida Family Association calls this propaganda. It complains that the show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks. How deplorable. Imagine, a reality show highlighting a broad reality. There is a Muslim sheriffs deputy, a head football coach at the local high school, a single mom and an adult daughter living with her somewhat overprotective mother. Some of the characters are traditional, very focused on their faith, such as the couple who are new parents. Others are less so, like the ultra-hip mom who wants to open a nightclub. Some of the women wear the hijab and many do not. And they gasp! speak Midwestern English. In an effort to protect innocent Americans from this shocking truth, the Florida Family Association has pressured advertisers, most notably the hardware company Lowes, to withdraw their advertising. Weve seen this kind of thing before. Rightwing Christian groups love to target TV shows and movies that portray gays and lesbians in a positive light. Right now, the Florida Family Association is also fretting that a new SpiderMan character is going to turn out to be gay. Theyre campaigning against Marvel and Disney to keep him in the closet. The more this activism succeeds, the more it fails. Ask Lowes how happy it is to be in the middle of this. The company has pulled a thread from its Facebook page on its decision to pull advertising from All-American Muslim. The company became alarmed at the rising hatred posted in comments. Thats all the more evidence that shows like All-American Muslim is needed. Recall what The Cosby Show did for Americans perception of race yes, blacks can be affluent and upper-middle class and funny. Then there was Ellen for gay Americans, which laid the groundwork for the portrayal of gay parenting in ABCs Modern Family. The show doesnt shy from the often-effeminate characteristics of its popular co-stars. Most viewers get the humor, and are willing to live and let live. In a sense, such programs dont change opinions on a given social issue so much as reflect the ways in which American opinions have already changed. In the 1970s, the time was ripe for a character like Archie Bunker. America was ready to acknowledge and laugh at the ignorance that lived on in his resentful heart. Such a character wouldnt have been possible a generation earlier, when the struggle for civil rights was still very much a matter of life and death. These days, anti-Muslim activism in America is a fringe phenomenon, the province of opportunists on the right. Yet the fears it appeals to cannot be denied. A healthy dose of perspective is needed, and, strange as it is to say, a sitcom or a reality show might just be the ticket.Mary Sanchez is an opinion-page columnist for The Kansas City Star. 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Affiliated with Morton Plant, Largo Medical and Northside Hospitals. Pinellas Internal Medicine Associates 727-544-83008130 66th Street North, Suite 1 Pinellas Park112411 12A Health & FitnessMorton Plant programs The Morton Plant Mease BayCare Health System will offer a number of programs in January at various locations. For information on upcoming programs, call 953-6877. Participating locations include: Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Bardmoor Outpatient and Surgery Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity Powell Cancer Center, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant Street, Clearwater Sarah Walker Womens Center, 300 Pinellas Street, ClearwaterFollowing is a list of Januarysupport groups and presentations:Wellness Cancer Cancer Patients Hope Group Tuesday, Jan. 3, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, fourth floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Cancer Support Group (Caregivers) Tuesday, Jan. 3, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, fourth floor, Family Waiting Room (across from patient room 4115). Cancer Support Group (Women) Monday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, Community Room. Cancer Support Group (Women) Tuesdays, Jan. 10 and 24, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital Shaffer Tower, fourth floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Coping With Cancer Diagnosis: Toolkit for Patients, Families and Caregivers Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 25, 4 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, CaPSS Library. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Monday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Administrative Conference Room. Look Good, Feel Better Monday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m., Powell Cancer Center, Community Room. Luna De Pinellas Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, Community Room. Multiple Myeloma Educational Group Saturday, Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3. Prostate Cancer Discussion Group Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital Shaffer Tower, fourth floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Thyroid Cancer Support Group Saturday, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium D. Wellness Cardiac/circulation Womens Heart Support Group Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 105. Womens Heart Support Group Thursday, Jan. 5, noon, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Morton Plant Hospital, Community Room A. ICD Support Group Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Mease Dunedin Hospital. Meeting room 3.Wellness Caregivers Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Mondays, Jan. 9 and 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Early Stage Alzheimers Support Group for Patients Monday, Jan. 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Wellness Parenting Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, fifth floor Conference Room. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor Conference Room. Birth Center Tour Wednesday, Jan. 4, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital. Birth Center Tour Wednesday, Jan. 11, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor Conference Room. Birth Center Tour Sunday, Jan. 15, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor Conference Room. Birth Center Tour Sunday, Jan. 22, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital. Bootcamp For New Dads Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditoriums A and B. Breastfeeding Part 1 Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor Conference Room: Fee. Breastfeeding Part 1 Monday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5: Fee. Breastfeeding Part 1 Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor Conference Room: Fee. Breastfeeding Part 1 Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5: Fee. Breastfeeding Mothers Group Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 25, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital Shaffer Tower, fifth floor classroom. Car Seat Safety Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital: Fee. Car Seat Safety Saturday, Jan. 14, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital: Fee. Car Seat Safety Saturday, Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital: Fee. Childbirth Preparation half day intensive Sunday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor Conference Room: Fee. Childbirth Preparation half day intensive Sunday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5: Fee. Childbirth Preparation half day intensive Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5: Fee. Childbirth Preparation half day intensive Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. Powell Cancer Center, first floor Conference Room: Fee.
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesBeacon Section B December 29, 2011Visit www.TBNweekly.com Top 5 diversions JJ Grey and Mofro Friday, Dec. 30, 9 p.m., at The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $23.50. Call 813-2472555 or visit www.ritzybor.com. Grey and his band will serve up down-home roots, rock and soul as they celebrate the release of their first-ever live DVD/CD two-disc set, Brighter Days, with a live performance. Greys ability to tell his thought-provoking stories through original songs, informed by a mixture of old school rhythm and blues and down-home roots rock n roll, has carried the performer from the backwoods of Florida to hundreds of concert stages across the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Singing with a passion and fervor directly influenced by his classic soul heroes, Greys deeply personal songs are steeped in the rhythms of his native home outside of Jacksonville. He comes from a long tradition of southern storytellers and, in that spirit, he fills his songs with details that are at once vivid, personal and universal. Opening for Grey and Mofro will be the Honey Island Swamp Band. New Years Eve celebrations around the Tampa Bay area, including The Isley Brothers at The Club at Treasure Island; the Disco Eve Extravaganza at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; Salute to Vienna at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater; Pat Travers at the Largo Cultural Center, and Cheap Trick at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. Matisyahu with special guest Tea Leaf Green, Saturday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m., in the Carol Morsani Hall at the David A Straz Jr. Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets are $34.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. In April 2005, Matisyahu released Live at Stubbs, which spawned the hit single King Without a Crown and has to date sold nearly 700,000 copies in the United States. Six years later, Matisyahu returns to the renowned Austin venue that helped to launch his career with Live at Stubbs Vol. II, a new CD-DVD package that demonstrates the continued originality and increasing depth of this longtime New Yorkers craft. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 4-8, at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets range from $12 to $85. Call 813301-2500 or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey is presenting Dragons! For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth. Attendees will experience incredible circus spectacles that make the unbelievable seem possible. Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Each tribe must prove that they have virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart to arouse dragons, which appear right before the eyes of the audience. Howie Mandel Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets range from $69 to $85. Call 791-7400 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 six-year run, in the s, of the medical drama television show, St. Elsewhere, on which he played Dr. Wayne Fiscus. Other upcoming events in the area:Seminole 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 Looking ahead Looking ahead Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEOut with the old, in with the new: Area residents will soon be counting down the final moments of 2011 and greeting 2012. New Years Eve has become the biggest party night of the year. Tampa Bay area revelers will find several ways to ring in the new year at venues in Pinellas and Hillsborough. One of this years most exciting New Years Eve extravaganzas will take place beneath the island moonlight in one of Pinellas Countys beach communities.Isley Brothers play The Club at TIThe Isley Brothers will perform their greatest hits in a private, outdoor New Years Eve concert under the stars on Saturday, Dec. 31, at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. The largest pool in Treasure Island will be completely covered with a custom-built, see-through floor cover, allowing partygoers to literally dance on the water by Boca Ciega Bay. Ice sculptures, a temporary tattoo parlor, free-flowing champagne and dazzling, multicolored light shows will add to the ultra-VIP ambiance. The Club at Treasure Island is no stranger to big New Years Eve gala events. Our 2009 extravaganza featured Jon Secada and really set the standard for New Years Eve parties in Tampa Bay, said Jeff Thomas in a press release. Thomas is The Club at Treasure Islands general manager and executive director. And last years celebration with KC & The Sunshine Band raised the bar even higher. Well, this year we challenged ourselves to blow all of our previous parties completely out of the water. Weve spared no expense in creating the biggest, most spectacular New Years Eve party in club history. I promise you, this party will be legendary! This years headliners, the Grammy-winning Isley Brothers, are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the only band in history to record at least one Hot 100 hit in six consecutive decades. The Isley Brothers boast nine No. 1 albums on the R&B charts plus eight No. 1 smash-hit singles such as Its Your Thing, Fight the Power, The Pride, Livin the Life, Dont Say Goodnight and Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) with R. Kelly. The Isley Brothers first millionselling hit record was the classic Shout followed three years later byNew Years EvePhoto courtesy of THE MAHAFFEY THEATERSister Sledge takes the stage at the Disco Eve Extravaganza Dec. 31 at The Mahaffey Theater. the timeless Twist and Shout. Also performing will be Pentatonix, a futuristic a cappella band who was the season three champions on NBCs The Sing-Off. Kristie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying three Arlington, Texas, high school students arranged an a cappella version of Telephone and entered a competition to meet the cast of Glee. Though they didnt win the competition, a YouTube video of their performance sparked attention and led to more songs and eventually, an opportunity to audition for The Sing-off. The original three members added Photo courtesy of THE CLUB AT TREASURE ISLANDThe Club at Treasure Island welcomes the Isley Brothers for a New Years Eve gala event. 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Proud to be an American performed by the Suncoast Singers of Florida, Saturday, Jan. 28, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. by the Honduras Mission team with a portion of the proceeds going to their cause. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each for dinner and concert or $16 each for the concert only. Advance reservations available through Jan. 24 for dinner and concert; and through Jan. 28 for concert only. Call 399-0599. Visit www.suncoastsingers.com.Clearwater The Exhibiting Society of Artists exhibit, through Feb. 29, 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. 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 Carnegie Hall in New York and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Howie Mandel, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $69 to $85. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthe cap.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, 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, 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.franciswilson playhouse.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, 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 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, 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. 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, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $45 to $85. Call 892-3337 or 800-6627286 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 See LOOKING AHEAD, page 10B 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.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 1. Bandy words 5. ___ four 10. Order taker 14. Decline 15. "Home ___" 16. 100 cents 17. Song and dance, e.g. 18. Catalogs 19. Ballet move 20. Restaurant host, French (2 wds) 23. Baptism, for one 24. Conceit 28. Buttonhole 31. "Fantasy Island" prop 32. "Comprende?" 33. Twisted shape 36. Mozart's "L'___ del Cairo" 37. Enlarge, as a hole 38. Dust remover 39. Like a stuffed shirt 40. ___ grass 41. Region surrounding Earth where clouds form 45. Schuss, e.g. 46. Accident 47. Coffee server 48. Modus operandi 50. Dirty coat 51. Impossible to enter 57. Bowed 60. In pieces 61. Bounced checks, hangnails, etc. 62. Face-to-face exam 63. Plunder 64. "The ___ have it" 65. Characteristic carrier 66. Andrea Bocelli, for one 67. Bind Down 1. Did laps, say 2. Legal prefix 3. The "A" of ABM 4. Comfort station 5. Atelier item 6. Say "Li'l Abner," say 7. Brit's "Baloney!" 8. "What's gotten ___ you?" 9. Exam takers 10. Quartet member 11. Cast 12. Victorian, for one 13. Coxcomb 21. Classic board game 22. Auspices 25. Chemical cousin 26. Safe 27. Inadequate 28. Down's opposite 29. Decrepit 30. Omnivorous mammals resembling racoons 31. ___-mutton (2 wds) 34. Discontinue 35. 40 winks 39. In a place where something cannot be removed (2 wds) 41. Not us 42. Barricade 43. Military lookout 44. "D" 49. Deed 50. Self-regulating feedback mechanism 52. Fencing sword with blunt point 53. Indian bread 54. British term for young man 55. Onion relative 56. "___ quam videri" (North Carolina's motto) 57. Impede, with "down" 58. "... ___ he drove out of sight" 59. Masefield play "The Tragedy of ___"HoroscopesDecember 29, 2011CapricornDecember 22 January 19This week is all about celebration, Capricorn. Invite over everyone you know, go to as many functions as you can and let the good times roll.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Get a grip, Aquarius. The festivities are nearly over and you will soon be able to breathe again. In the meantime, try to catch a few winks when you can.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Winging it is not your style, but youre about to become good at it with the arrival of unexpected guests, Pisces. A test in patience persists at work.AriesMarch 21 April 19Household chores stack up, but theres no need for you to attack them now. Enjoy yourself while you can, Aries. There will be time later to attend to all of the details.TaurusApril 20 May 20Frequent visitors keep the mood light all week long. A package arrives with a sweet surprise tucked inside. Savor it, Taurus. An auto gets a makeover.GeminiMay 21 June 21A personal matter takes precedence above all else. Address it swiftly, Gemini. A gift makes a dreaded task a snap. Make sure you say thanks.CancerJune 22 July 22Good food among good friends. What more could you ask for this week, Cancer? Well, there is one more thing, and guess what, its yoursLeoJuly 23 August 22The scope of a project broadens, and youre pulled into the fray. Heed the call, Leo, and there will be big rewards. An art project shapes up with help of friends.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Trying times are finally behind you. Thank goodness, Virgo. A mixup at work puts everyone in stitches. A young friend surprises you. Be receptive.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Youve made your resolutions. Now you need to determine how youre going to get there. Planning is key to success, Libra. Dont overlook that fact.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Changes are coming, but theres nothing for you to fear, Scorpio. The outcome will be better for everyone involved. The festivities kick into high gear at home.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21A gathering bears many surprises, including one for you. Enjoy, Sagittarius. Romantic gestures are returned, and gifts are exchanged.
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It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.PariahGenre: Drama Cast: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell and Sahra Mellesse Director: Diandra Rees and Dee Rees Rated: R Adepero Oduye, who had earlier starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyns Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes-boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alikes development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleagues daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis), Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.The Iron LadyGenre: Drama and biopic Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Olivia Colman and Anthony Head Director: Phyllida Lloyd Rated: PG-13 The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th centurys most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.A SeparationGenre: Foreign and drama Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi Director: Asghar Farhadi Rated: PG-13 Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimersuffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wifes absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.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. Photo by ALEX BAILEY/PATHE PRODUCTIONS/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANYMeryl Streep stars as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Dennis Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's film The Iron Lady.
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Grill & Sports BarGo Steelers!www.LouiesofLargo.comMAKEYOURNEWYEARSEVERESERVATIONS! 122911 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 Saturday, Dec. 31New Years Eve PartyLive Music starts at 9pm-3am Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEY THEATERGloria Gaynor is one of the featured headliners at the Disco Eve Extravaganza at The Mahaffey Theater.Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola to their ranks and Pentatonix was born. The five-member a cappella band is known for putting their own signature upbeat spin on music and derives influences from pop, dubstep, electro and hip-hop. Rounding out the party at The Club at Treasure Island will be one of Floridas favorite party bands, Stormbringer. For more than two decades, Stormbringer has playing corporate events, clubs, and concerts, delivering their own style of classic concert rock and originals. The band has recorded four CDs since 1990 and has worked on many other recording projects, including two with violin/vocalist Robby Steinhardt from the band Kansas. Stormbringer song list is extensive, doing classic rock pieces that no other band would attempt. Stormbringer has developed a name for being unique and versatile. Limited tickets for the New Years Gala at The Club at Treasure Island are available to the general public. Cost is $150 each. Nonmembers may call 888-695-0888 or visit www.theclubti.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit All Childrens Hospital, the clubs official community partner. The Club at Treasure Island is a private, members-only club that has recently showcased a slew of top-tier entertainers, including Jon Secada, Wayne Brady, Emeril Lagasse, KC & The Sunshine Band, Richard Lewis and Lou Gramm of Foreigner.Mahaffey to present Disco EveDisco is not dead. In fact, a handful of disco legends will help welcome the new year in St. Petersburg. Guests can dance the night away at the Disco Eve Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and Maxine Nightingale are set to perform their classic hits as the clock counts down to 2012. Gaynor was only 19 when she signed her first record contract. In 1973, she made history as Billboard gave birth to the Disco Action Charts. Never Can Say Good-Bye hit No. 1 on the charts and became the first Dance Song to reach No. 1 status in dance music. Gaynors disco anthem I Will Survive was released in 1978. The song received heavy airplay and topped the Hot 100 chart in 1979. Ever since that time, for more than 30 years, the songstress keeps setting the standard. In March of 2001, her single Just Keep Thinkin About You topped the Billboard Dance Club charts at No. 1, while her international hit Last Night with Giorgio Moroder debuted at No. 1 throughout Europe. Formed in 1972, Sister Sledge includes sisters Debbie Sledge, Joni Sledge, Kim Sledge and Kathy Sledge. The group hails from Philadelphia. The groups professional career began when their song Mama Never Told Me surfaced on the UK Singles Chart in 1975. Capitalizing on their international success, the sisters released the albums Circle of Love (1975) and Together (1977). An association with the production team of Niles Rodgers and Bernard Edwards led to their biggest successes, including 1979s We Are Family and Hes the Greatest Dancer. Sister Sledge continued to perform and record after the disco era, achieving an international No. 1 selling song with Frankie in 1985. More recently, the sisters headlined the International Food and Wine Festival at the Epcot theme park in 2004. Nightingale released, Right Back Where We Started From on United Artists Records in 1975. The song topped out at No. 8 in the UK. When it was released in the United States the following year, it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The following year, Nightingale reached No. 11 in the UK with Love Hit Me the title cut from her second album (aka Night Life). Nightingales third album Love Lines was a 1978 release in the UK and Europe. The U.S. release of Lead Me On reached No. 1 on Billboards Easy Listening chart July 1979 as well as No. 5 on the Hot 100 that September. After reaching the Top 20 on Billboards R&B chart in 1982 with Turn to Me, a duet with Jimmy Ruffin, Nightingale dropped out of the pop mainstream. For two decades, she focused on jazz-orientated live performances. Tickets for the Mahaffeys Disco Eve Extravaganza range from $75 to $150. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. For venue information, call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.Downtown Clearwater hosts Blast FridayWhy not start the party a day early? Casanovas Blast Friday will kick off the weekends New Years Eve festivities with a live performance by Marty Balin on Friday, Dec. 30, 5:30 p.m., on the St. Petersburg Times Cleveland Street Stage Theatre, directly in front of the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. This free street festival will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Balin is best known for his contributions to the pioneering San Francisco psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane. His very distinctive, soulful voice became one of the hallmarks of the Airplanes sound, and he composed many of the bands most memorable songs. Balin also enjoyed a successful solo career, scoring a Top Ten hit in 1981 with Hearts. Balins latest release, The Witcher, continues his legacy as a powerful songwriter with 11 new original tracks. Following the event will be a special screening of the cult classic Trading Places at the Capitol Theatre. Trading Places, the hit comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy, will be presented at the Capitol Theatre at 10 p.m. The film is the story of a snobbish investor and a wily street con artist who find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. Blast Friday is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road Presents and sponsored by Casanova Restaurant and Lounge, by Bright House Networks, the St. Petersburg Times, The Eagle 107.3, the Hyatt Regency of Clearwater Beach and is supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board. Admission to Blast Friday is free and tickets to Trading Places are $5. For information, call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com.REH presents Salute to ViennaLooking to add a touch of Old World elegance to your New Years Eve celebration? Salute to Vienna, a concert like no other, will return to Pinellas County Saturday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Over the last 15 years, Salute to Vienna has established itself as the must see New Years performance of the holiday season. Inspired by Viennas world-famous Neujahrskonzert, Salute to Vienna brings the same splendor, charm and beauty to North America. This season, New Years Concert 2012 showcases Salute to Vienna in 16 cities from coast to coast on both sides of the border, including Clearwater. Artistic directors Attila and Marion Glatz devote a lot of time to selecting the right artists for the productions, travelling frequently to Vienna and other major European cultural centers, to ensure musical perfection. The 15th anniversary of this lavish concert offers a fresh new program featuring a brilliant cast of more than 75 musicians, stellar European singers, and dancers in beautiful costumes. 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Ball Drop at MidnightParty Starts at 8:30 p.m. STEAKS SEAFOOD COCKTAILS STEAKS SEAFOOD COCKTAILS STEAKS SEAFOOD COCKTAILS STEAKS SEAFOOD COCKTAILS 584-5888776 Missouri Avenue, LargoMake Your Reservations For New Years Eve and New Years Day FREE APPETIZERBuy 1 Get 1 FREE w/2 dinner purchase in dining room or 2 beverages in the barCoupon required. Exp. 1-31-12 Lasagna Classico Chicken Alfredo Cheese Ravioli Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf 6oz. Sirloin Steak & Stuffed Shrimp Fish & ChipsDaily SpecialsFROM$895 $3 Happy Hour All DayAt Bar Only Wells, House Wine16oz Drafts $2.50 Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Ballas Red OPEN 3:30pm Everyday Flounder Francese Beef Tips over Garlic Mashed Beef Tenderloin Kabob Kenosha Boneless Short Ribs Coconut Shrimp122911Excluding Holidays LanoresNifty 50s Caf817 Clearwater-Largo Rd. S., Largo(Just south of West Bay at 8th Ave. SW in the Stop n Karry Plaza)727-581-7962 Open 7:30-2:30 7 Days a weekFRIED PORK TENDERLOIN SANDWICH Happy New Year! Breakfast Served All Day Everyday!122911Piglet House SpecialFresh Breaded Pork Tenderloin topped w/Sausage Gravy 2 Eggs, Potatoes or Grits & Toast or Biscuit Midwest Style$5.95 Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEY THEATERThe Mahaffey Theater welcomes disco legend Maxine Nightengale for a New Years Eve performance.music of Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries delights and inspires. Popular operetta excerpts, favorite waltzes and polkas create an ambiance of refinement and charm. Tickets range from $46 to $72. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheck erdhall.com.Seven Nations to performSeven Nations will perform on New Years Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., at Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Seven Nations is known for a passionate, tender and rollicking style that encompasses everything from roots and traditional folk to dance and fusion-rock. The band is also famous for a relentless touring schedule, sometimes spending more than 300 days a year on the road. Touring full-time since 1994, Seven Nations has performed in Europe, Canada, Puerto Rico, and virtually every state in the United States. They performed an entire show with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at the Dublin Irish Festival as well as performing at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a New Years Eve concert at Scotlands Royal Mile and at the New York City Marathon. The name Seven Nations refers to the seven nations of the Celtic world, now known as Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Gallaecia. Cost is $10 which includes a midnight toast. Call 736-0606 or visit dunedinbrewery.com.Pat Travers to play LCC Classic rock legend Pat Travers will perform Saturday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Hailing from Canada, Travers is known as one of the few guitar gods that came to light in 1970s and 1980s. He is an innovator in the rock and blues genre and his trademark vocal and guitar sound is still heard on classic rock radio today. Travers first album, Pat Travers, was released in 1976. In 1978, the Pat Travers Band included in its ranks drummer Tommy Aldridge and guitarist Pat Thrall. The band recorded the album Heat in the Street, a hard rock release boasting twin guitars. Highlights include the title track and the blistering instrumental Hammerhead.In 1980, the band followed up with the album Crash and Burn. The album produced classics such as Snortin Whiskey, Love Will Make You Strong and the title track. Travers went on to deliver melodic s rock, a blues period throughout most of the s and noted performances with various power trios since 2000. Also performing will be special guest Sean Chambers and local favorite The Jimmy Griswold Band. Throughout the night, guests will enjoy great entertainers, holiday lights in Largo Center Park, live broadcast of New York City Times Square on big screen in the lounge area, party favors and cash bars. A midnight champagne toast also will be provided. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of show. Hotels within walking distance also are available at a special room rate for event patrons. For tickets or more information, call 587-6793 or visit LargoArts.com.New Years Eve party features ball dropOShys Irish Tap House, 80 Clearwater-Largo Road S., will host a New Years Eve celebration Saturday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m., First Avenue Southwest, Largo. The event will feature a 40-foot ball drop and a large inflatable movie screen with live footage of activities at Time Square in New York City. The structure is also designed to shape like a Christmas tree with lights, said Jennifer Lantry, owner of OShys. So the ball will drop from the upper tip to the base. At the last second of the drop there is also an explosion of confetti. Lantry obtained the help of Largo Auto Center for the design of the ball drop structure.New Years Eve benefit setA New Years Eve benefit will take place Saturday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to midnight, at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. Attendees will enjoy a concert, dinner and dancing as they bring in the new year. Shawn Brown Entertainment will provide the entertainment. There also will be a poolside fashion show by Bella Moda. Brown is the Blues Entertainer of the Year, cancer survivor and ambassador for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. He will be giving special recognition to Dr. Peter Park and Dr. Anthony Barron. Cost is $125 a person. Proceeds will assist cancer patients with non-medical financial assistance. For reservations, call 821-0017, ext. 2264. Special room rates are available at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. For reservations, call 724-7725, ext. 7100. Callers should ask for the FCSF New Years Eve event rate.Coliseum to host Swingin the New YearSwing Time and Swing Gang will present Swingin the New Year on Saturday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the St. Petersburg, Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St Petersburg. This all-ages celebration will feature music and dancing as well as a midnight countdown and balloon drop. Swing dance lessons will be offered from 8 to 9 p.m. The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swingera ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000-square-foot oak dance floor. Also included will be a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest, party favors, noisemakers, chocolates, prize giveaways, full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available. Reserved seating tickets are $18.99 in advance or $23 the day of the event. General admission tickets are $18 in advance or $22 the day of the event. Call 669-7830 or 773-0064 or visit www.Tampa BaySwing.com.First Night St. PetersburgFirst Night St. Petersburg will host its 17th annual New Years Eve celebration of the arts on Saturday, Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight, at multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg. More than 28 venues, all across downtown St. Petersburg, will collaborate for First Night to create a family-friendly celebration of epic and artful proportions rife with fireworks, live music, entertainment, dance, games and art. Attendees can kick off First Night activities with First Kids at The Pier at 5 p.m. The annual Musical Petting Zoo, sponsored by the 2nd Time Arounders Band, will be in the Community Room of the Pier, located on the first floor near the food court. There will be a wide variety of kids activities. Attendees can watch a dazzling fireworks display over the water at 9 p.m. and again at midnight. Musical entertainment will include a performance by 14-year-old local resident Suite Caroline at 8 p.m.; and the Vodkanauts at 10:30 p.m., on the main stage in North Straub Park. First Night venues are all within walking distance in the core of downtown St. Petersburg and along the waterfront. Walking shoes are recommended. Visit www.firstnightstpete.com.Cheap Trick performs Dream Police at JannusCheap Trick will perform a lavish production of their classic Dream Police on Saturday, Dec. 31, at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Jannus Live is the place to be to bring in a rockin 2012. The band, accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra and choir, will perform Dream Police as well as a generous portion of their rich, platinum-selling catalog, including hits I Want You to Want Me, Surrender and The Flame. The event will require Jannus Live to reconfigure its already-expansive stage to accommodate the bands truckloads of sound, lights and effects. The result will be a multi-sensory spectacle. In 1979, after a string of four platinum albums, Cheap Trick closed out the decade with the masterful Dream Police, which pumped up its bedrock catchy power-pop with ambitious orchestrations. Bringing it to the stage is no small feat, but on that the band has embraced and turned into a truly stunning experience. Tickets range from $100 to $200. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jan nuslive.com.Donna the Buffalo to perform at SkipperdomeDonna The Buffalo will perform Saturday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. The evening will be filled to bursting with zydeco, jamming, folkrock, country rock, reggae and bluegrass. Donna the Buffalos music is often sociopolitical in nature, calling for peace and justice, balanced by other songs that touch on timeless themes such as love, birth and death. Over the years Donna the Buffalo has had the opportunity to collaborate and/or record with musicians such as Jim Lauderdale, Preston and Keith Frank, Bela Fleck, Mamadou Diabate, Claire Lynch, David Hidalgo, The Duhks and Amy Helm. The show will include party favors, champagne toast and a breakfast buffet at midnight. Cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.Lowry Park to host Noon Years EveThe annual Noon Years Eve daytime celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. Guests can ring in the New Year family style at the event hosted by the zoo and Radio Disney AM 1380. The party begins when the zoo opens with games, arts and crafts, live entertainment and educational displays. Families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast as they watch a giant clock strike noon. Activities are included free-of-charge with zoo admission. Admission is $23.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors 60 and older and $18.95 for children 3 to 11. Parking is free. Call 813-935-8552 or visit www.LowryParkZoo.com. NEW YEARS, from page 4B
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10B Entertainment Beacon, December 29, 2011 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, 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, 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. Dunedin Annual All-Media Members Awards Art Show Jan. 2-31, at Stirling Art Studio and Gallery, 730 Broadway, second floor. The show is presented by The Exhibiting Society of Artists. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Call 474-3386. Artists reception Friday, Jan. 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Stirling Art Studio and Gallery, 730 Broadway, second floor. The reception, for TESAs annual All-Media Members Awards Art Show, will coincide with Dunedins Second Friday Wine and Art event. The reception will feature entertainment and refreshments. The public is welcome to attend. Call 474-3386. Downtown Dunedin Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 1415, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Presented by Howard Alan Events, the show is free and open to the public. The countrys top artists will converge upon Main Street in Downtown Dunedin for a celebration of the arts. These talented artists, selected among hundreds of applicants, will be displaying their finest work including their newest creations. Attendees will have the opportunity to stroll through isles of unique, handmade art representing a broad range of artistic mediums. Gulfport USA Dance Monday, Jan. 30, 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, 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. 31, 2 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The feature film will be The Jungle Book. Call 587-6715. Bill The Sauce Boss Wharton Friday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $23 in advance and $28 the day of the show. Call 587-6793. Wharton is known both for his smokin blues and his spicy gumbo. The Sauce Boss mixes his own Florida blues and hot sauce right into the gumbo on stage, and at the end of the show, everyone eats for free. 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, 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 LargoCommunity Center.com. Elvis Birthday Bash, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. Back by popular demand, attendees will celebrate the Kings birthday with a number of talented Elvis tribute artists as they shake, rattle and roll and provide a wonderful nostalgic afternoon of entertainment and fun. The show also will feature a complimentary birthday cake and photo opportunity. 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. The Nowhere Band, Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. Covering the full spectrum of The Beatles long and varied career, The Nowhere Band creates an unparalleled, entirely live reproduction of s Beatles performances, blending period costumes and authentic instruments with modern lighting and an abundantly talented quartet to create an experience any true Beatles fan simply cant afford to miss. A Night on the Town with the Rat Pack Friday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $32 in advance and $37 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. This tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin will give attendees an opportunity to relive the swing, swagger and sophisticated fun of those ring-a-ding-ding days. The Rat Pack Trio has perfected the voices, the mannerisms and the banter that kept crowds enthralled until the wee hours of the morning back in the s. For todays theater-going audiences, theyre hip, cool as so very NOW. Appealing equally to folks who remember them from back in the day and to younger audiences who love the music of the era as sung by Michael Bubl and the booze and broads glamour and imagery of the era from TVs award-winning Mad Men. This top-notch tribute show has played to standing ovations at theaters across the country, selling out at Feinsteins at the Regency on Park Avenue in New York City and making it to the semi-finals of NBC hit show Americans Got Talent. 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. The Lettermen, Sunday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $43 in advance and $48 the day of the show. Call 587-6793. One of the defining vocal groups of the s and members of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, The Lettermen harmony is nonstop. From their first hit in 1961, The Way You Look Tonight, to Goin Out of My Head, Cant Take My Eyes Off of You, Hurt So Bad, the sound is undeniably Lettermen. 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. Women Fully Clothed, Monday, Jan. 23, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $22. Call 587-6793. Part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, this show features four of Canadas most celebrated and talented comediennes, Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Kathryn Greenwood and Teresa Pavlinek. The group tackles all sorts of topics from mother/daughter relationships to career responsibilities and the environment. These ladies stories and songs are guaranteed to have both men and women alike laughing with them. All proceeds from these events go directly to Lions volunteer projects, such as sight conservation, eye operation and glasses. Patsy Cline the Concert featuring CJ Harding, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. Harding recreates the sentimental sound, style, mannerisms and personality of the legendary Patsy Cline. The Kingston Trio Friday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Franciscos club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. Now the trio is bringing back all the great memories and making new ones. The trio is known for hits such as Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Tom Dooley and Goodnight Irene. 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. Music of the Night: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Songbook, presented by Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation; Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. A cast of Tampa Bays best performers sing the tunes from Broadways legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Accompanied by live musicians, the cast will sing and dance to notable tunes from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Proceeds will benefit the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation.Pinellas Park Passengers, by Sam Bobrick, Jan. 12-29, 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 8226194 or visit www.venueactorstudio.org. Bobby Darin Tribute Concert Jan. 13-15, at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. Cost is $18 through Jan. 6, $22 seniors 65 and older and $25 general admission. In an era of cool, Bobby Darin was the soundtrack. Darin was one of the most popular rock and roll teen idols of the late s, being one of the premier song stylists of the 1950s. His career took off in 1958 when he wrote and recorded Splish Splash. This song was an instant hit selling more than a million copies. In 1959, Darin recorded Dream Lover, a ballad that became a multi-million seller with many more hits to follow. The Legendary Bobby Darin also features rare video footage and interviews of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee. Call 541-0895.St. Petersburg A Christmas Carol: A New Musical, with book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson and music by Bruce Greer; presented by freeFall Theatre Company, through Dec. 30, at freeFall, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary according to performance date and time. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com. This enchanting new musical adaptation of the Dickens classic is destined to become a Tampa Bay area holiday tradition. With a soaring and inspirational score, and faithful incarnations of all of the memorable characters, Dickens ghost story leaps from the page and delights with stunning theatricality, lush scenery and costumes, and surprising special effects. Fractured Tales, a Childrens Theatre Workshop production presented by the Academy of St. Petersburg City Theatre, Thursday, Dec. 29, 3 p.m., at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. The production will feature actors ages 7 to 14 in two one-act musical plays, including Mother Gooses Mix-up and Little Red Meets Goldilocks. Tickets are $5. Children 2 and younger will be admitted for free. Pizazz Song and Dance Troupe will present pre-show entertainment. Call 515-5380. Seven Guitars, by August Wilson, presented by American Stage Theatre Company, Jan. 20 through Feb. 26, 2012, in the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. Floyd Barton is a natural musician with a hit song and, in the expansive atmosphere after World War II, he dreams of the big time. But as the play begins, his wife and friends mourn his death. In Wilsons only play constructed in flashback, Seven Guitars takes us back to explore what happened. Who killed Floyd Barton, but more importantly, why? This play contains mature subject matter and language. Hairspray, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and book by Mark ODonnell and Thomas Meehan; Jan. 20 through Feb. 5, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for students. Call 866-1973 or visit www.splt.org. 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