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VIEWPOINTSJonah GoldbergMitt Romney does his assignments, columnist says. Page 17A. Young selected as grand marshal By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE Congressman Bill Young will be the grand marshal of the citys annual Pow Wow Festival parade on Saturday, March 10. His selection ties into this years theme, Let Freedom Ring. Young, 81, lives in Indian Shores and has been a longtime supporter of Pinellas County interests. He served in the Florida Senate before being elected to Congress in 1970. Young has been re-elected 20 times and only once received less than 60 percent of the vote. He serves on the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations and is chairman of the subcommittee on defense. Young also serves on the subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies. The annual parade, which travels down 113th Street from the Seminole Mall to the Seminole Recreation Center, is conducted annually in conjunction with the citys popular Pow Wow Festival. This years 44th annual festival is scheduled Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11 at the recreation center. Two related events will precede the festival. The annual Seminole Round-up dinner and dance is set Saturday, March 3 and the second annual Stepping Up For Kids Walk/Run on Sunday, March 4. Tickets to the Round-up are $40 and benefit the Seminole chapter of the All Childrens Hospital Guild. For tickets, call Gail at 398-3068. The runs will take place at the recreation center and Features Business . . . . . . . . . .14A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . .9, 11, 19A County . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Entertainment . . . . . . .1, 3-4B Health & tness . . . . . . . .16A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .15A Pet connection . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .6A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .8A Sports . . . . . . . . . .13, 18A The beaches . . . . . . . . .7A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .17A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising COUNTYLargo approves rec center workCity commissioners gave the go-ahead Jan. 31 for the first phase of construction work to begin on the Highland Recreation Complex. Commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to their contract with Creative Contractors Inc. that establishes a maximum price of $725,337 for the first phase of the work and authorizes construction to begin. Creative Contractors Inc. is the construction manager on the project. ... Page 2A.Circuit judge hangs up gavelPasco-Pinellas Circuit Judge Richard A. Luce currently the Sixth Judicial Circuits longest serving judge announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. After being voted in to a Pinellas County judge seat in 1980, Luce was the youngest elected county judge in Florida. In 1987. He was appointed to the Circuit Court bench by then-Gov. Bob Martinez. ... Page 2A.POLICEMan charged with attempted murderA Seminole man was arrested Jan. 31 on charges of attempted felony murder after deputies say he stabbed his estranged wife two days earlier. Deputies responded to a call of an armed subject at a private residence at 6272 113th St. N. in Seminole about 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 29. ... Page 5A.ENTERTAINMENTMusic series set in Pinellas ParkThe Local Revolt Music Series will roll out some of the Tampa Bay areas hottest bands on Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. The rain-orshine outdoor event will include performances by 10 local bands coming together to create a full day of music. ... Page 1B. See POW WOW, page 4ABarred owl gets new home at area parkAlso opening this weekend is the latest Star Wars film starring Liam Neeson ... See page 3B.Mysterious Island brings fantasy, action to the big screen Volume XXXIII,No. 44 February 9, 2012 www.TBNweekly.com 020212 012612Lowest Mortgages In Fifty Years!727-394-2265Theres No Place Like Home. 13611 Park Blvd. Suite G, Seminole 369-8299020212Nadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A.See our ad on page 3 Where your changes your life. Veteran Congressman to lead annual Pow Wow Festival parade March 10 Bill Young2 women die in condo fire By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE John Thompson was watching television about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 2 when he got a phone call from a neighbor, alerting him to a fire in the building next door at his Twin Oaks Condominium home at 11200 102nd Ave. Thompson, 70, a winter visitor from Pennsylvania, darted out of his condo and ran to Unit 143 where smoke was pouring out. I ran over there and tried to get in the unit, Thompson said. I crawled on my hands and knees to get in. But the smoke was so heavy I had to get out. I couldnt breathe. Inside, 97-year-old Alice Haker and her handicapped daughter, 72-year-old Marlene Shaffran, were unconscious. Both later were declared dead from smoke inhalation. Fire investigators are still investigating the cause but no conclusions have been drawn. Thompson noted that Shaffran, who was confined to a wheelchair, was a smoker and lived in the rear of the unit where the damage was most severe. Thompson said Haker was in good health and stayed active. She swept the leaves daily from around three flower receptacles in front of her condo and was friendly with neighbors. She was a sweet woman, a charming lady, said Thompson. She was very dedicated to her family. She was a little hard of hearing but she could carry on a conversation very well. Nearby resident Mary Ann Shafer said Hakers granddaughter made routine visits to the condo to check up on her mother and grandmother. But Photo by BOB McCLUREA fire in the Twin Oaks Condominiums, 11200 102nd Ave., Seminole, on Feb. 2 claimed the lives of two elderly women.on this day she arrived to find the property busy with firefighters and police. Shes probably in her mid-40s and when she got here she had no idea what had happened, said Schafer. She was hysterical when she discovered it was her mother and grandmother. Thompson said Shaffran was taken to the hospital last week for a bleeding ulcer. They kept her two days and from what we understand, it was time to put the daughter (Shaffran) in assisted living, he said. Thompson said Shaffran had been living with Haker for many years. This is so sad, he said. Playoff soccer Photos by JIM LAYFIELDSeminoles Liam Murphy (20) and Clearwaters Chase Harvey battle for the ball in the Class 4A-Region 3 semifinal Feb. 3 at Seminole. Seminole led 2-1 at halftime but came out strong in the second haf to win 6-1. The Warhawks played at Naples Gulf Coast Tuesday night in the regional final. For results, visit www.FHSAA.org. Right: Seminoles Garrett Bocon and Clearwaters Joel Tunceren go up to head the ball.Matilda discovers new surroundings ... See page 3A. Johnny Cakes will be among the local bands performing at the Local Revolt Music Series in Pinellas Park.
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For more than 14 years, Luce has been assigned to the circuits Career Criminal Division, meaning he has presided over several of the areas most-watched trials. Largo OKs recreation center workLARGO City commissioners gave the go-ahead Jan. 31 for the first phase of construction work to begin on the Highland Recreation Complex. Commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to their contract with Creative Contractors Inc. that establishes a maximum price of $725,337 for the first phase of the work and authorizes construction to begin. Creative Contractors Inc. is the construction manager on the project. The first phase includes the demolition of the existing tennis courts and associated parking areas, drainage facilities and site work. Two entrances will be provided to the site, the existing entrance off Highland Avenue and another off of Lake Avenue. Also included in this phase is the installation of a segment of a force main that will extend across the southern portion of the site from Highland Avenue to Lake Avenue and connect to a lift station on Lake Avenue. The second phase of the Highland Recreation Complex project will include construction of the building, aquatic center improvements, demolition of the existing buildings, site work and associated amenities not included in the first phase at a cost of $13.4 million. That phase is expected to begin in March. Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert said the project is being divided into two phases because city officials want to move forward with it; funding is available and the arrangements for borrowing have been completed. And we want to try to keep it on schedule as much as possible to meet some coordination issues with recreation and operation of the site, he said. He said the building slightly exceeds budget and so the design team and staff are working to bring that portion of the project within budget and we will, he said. Schubert said city officials want to establish the maximum price for the first phase so they begin construction and stay on track. The first portion of the project will take about 2 1/2 months. And that will not then slow us down while we make some tweaks to the remainder of the project so that we can deliver a project to you that will be within budget, Schubert said. Substantial cost-saving changes to the design will include relocating party rooms from the second floor to the first floor and eliminating the second floor deck area overlooking aquatics center, reducing roofing. Construction of the project is expected to take 18.5 months. The basic functionality of the building will definitely be there, Schubert said. The overall size of the building is not going to diminish the usable space. The second phase also will include the remainder of the sanitary sewer force main from the area included in the first phase westward to Highland Avenue. The contract cost will be determined later. The construction of a regional stormwater retention facility on the northern portion of the complex site is substantially complete at a cost of $1.26 million. City officials are financing construction of the 40,000-square-foot recreation complex through bank loans backed by proceeds from the Penny for Pinellas. Tom GermondLocal clubs receive U.S. Justice grantPINELLAS PARK The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast received a $164,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in a presentation at the Pinellas Park branch Jan. 30, attended by U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The Office of Justice Programs grant is part of a nationwide effort to promote the importance of positive adult mentors. It will allow the clubs to provide mentoring services directly to the many military families that live throughout Pinellas County for the first time. The $164,000 total will help about 206 youths, ages 5 to 18. While supporting children of military families, a portion of the funds will be used for mentoring programs for minority males. Research has shown that these two demographic groups are especially vulnerable to negative peer pressure, and a higher high school dropout rate. We have been focused this last month on planning and implementing mentoring activities and programs for club members, said Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast President Nita Smith. So much of the success we have experienced over the last few years is centered upon establishing positive adult role models so the young people we serve come to believe that a great future is possible for each and every one of them too. Among the full range of mentoring and youth development programs available at every location is Project Learn, which emphasizes the importance of high-yield learning activities during the critical out-ofschool hours. Research has shown that journal writing, cooking classes and managing a club snack shop helps young people understand the importance and relevance of an education, resulting in a lifelong love of learning. Each of the eight Clubhouses throughout Pinellas County has a state-of-the-art tech center with age-appropriate programs that teach members how to embrace technology, while staying safe online. This will be a great new program in Pinellas County, and I am particularly impressed with the commitment that both Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Suncoast organization have made to young people whose parents serve in the military, Young said. Richard LuceBriey Voter registration deadline set for March 31 electionsCLEARWATER The last day to register to vote in the March 13 municipal elections is Feb. 13. Elections are scheduled in Belleair, Belleair Beach, Gulfport, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Seminole and Treasure Island. According to the Supervisor of Elections Office, more than 22,000 mail ballots were scheduled to go out Feb. 7. The ballots must be returned to the Elections Office by March 13. No early voting is scheduled as all of the municipalities, as allowed by state law, opted to allow voting by either mail ballot or at the polls on Election Day only. Residents can request a mail ballot be sent to them by visiting www.votepinellas.com, calling 464VOTE (464-8683), or send an email to email@example.com.Grant pays for new pier at Fort De Soto ParkCLEARWATER Pinellas County recently announced the award of $1 million in grant funding for the replacement of the Bay Pier at Fort De Soto Park. The funding, provided by the Federal Transit Administrations Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks program, is for alternative transportation in national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. Locally, the funding will provide a new dock for ferry access to the Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge. The grant will fund the first of several construction phases for a new pier and ferry dock and includes design, engineering and initial construction activities. A date has not yet been set for the start of this project. The existing pier will remain open to provide recreational fishing and ferry access to Egmont Key. Visitors are welcome to enjoy both Fort De Soto Park and Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, where they may see threatened gopher tortoises, a wide variety of beautiful shorebirds and scenic white sandy beaches. In January, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $40.8 million for 58 projects over two years that will provide safe, convenient access for visitors to Americas national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, and modernize aging transportation infrastructure. Our nations scenic parklands and protected areas are national treasures attracting millions of visitors each year, said LaHood. Its vitally important to preserve and protect these lands for todays visitors as well as future generations by investing in safe, accessible and environmentally sustainable transportation. The Transit in Parks program was established by Congress to enhance the protection of national parks and federal lands and increase the enjoyment of those visiting them. Administered by the FTA in partnership with the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service, the program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems, such as shuttle buses and bicycle trails, in national parks and public lands. The goals of the program are to conserve natural, historical and cultural resources, and reduce congestion and pollution. For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org.Pinellas County joins new Homeless Leadership BoardCLEARWATER Pinellas County is now a member of the Homeless Leadership Board Inc. This new organization, combining both the Homeless Leadership Network and Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless, will streamline policy and leadership issues when tackling the topic of homelessness in Pinellas County. The consolidation into the Homeless Leadership Board will add accountability and increase effectiveness in helping clients find jobs and housing. The Homeless Leadership Board will include government, the public, non-profit and private sector agencies to help families, individuals, unaccompanied youth and those at risk of becoming homeless. The Homeless Leadership Board will address the issue on a countywide basis.Sites sought for summer food programCLEARWATER When school is out of session, children can receive free meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Facilitated by Pinellas County Health and Human Services, the food program runs from Tuesday, June 12, through Tuesday, Aug. 7. Health and Human Services is currently seeking locations within the county to serve as meal service sites. Recreation and community centers, school sites and day camps throughout Pinellas County can apply for the upcoming food program. At approved sites in low-income areas, meals are provided free to children 18 years of age and younger. For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, call Carol McKinney at 464-8439, or visit www.pinellascounty.org/hhs.
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The park obtained the injured barred owl, which is slightly larger than a foot tall, from the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. The bird was dropped off by Audubon bird of prey specialist Barb Walker, who notified the city that she had taken a barred owl to sanctuary. Matilda was eating fine and the sanctuary was waiting to see if her wing would heel and would ever be able to fly again. At best she can just kind of hop from branch to branch, said city Nature Program Specialist Joel Quattlebaum. She really has to struggle. Because of the injury to her wing, she has a difficult time getting up from the ground to a perch, which was less than 3 feet. Park staff put additional perches in her cage, joking that it is ADA accessible for owls, Quattlebaum said. The female owl is adult, but its anybodys guess as to how old she is, Quattlebaum said. Shes doing good. Shes eating regularly. Every day she gets two mice or chicks or a rat, he said. Were trying to mimic her natural diet since she cant go out and hunt on her own. Matilida has been at McGough since October, and staff is trying to get her used to being around people. The main objective is to get her on the glove so she can go out to the schools and other community programs, Quattlebaum said. Matilda is the sole occupant of the cage that used to be home to J.R., a great horned owl that vanished when somebody had cut its cages, either to steal or liberate it in January 2011. The owl had been a popular attraction at the park. The last sighting of J.R. at the park was in October. He seems to be doing all right, Quattlebaum said. Matilda gets puffy upon being approached; its a defense mechanism, Quattlebaum said, but shes hardly aggressive. In fact, she has a nice temperament, city officials said. Barred owls have an average length of about 17 inches and wingspan of about 44 inches. They are native to North America, ranging from Canada to the south tip of Florida. The barred owl is the only native owl with brown eyes and can live up to 23 years in captivity. The name comes from stripes or bars on the owls tail. Hopes are that the community will get to know her, just as it has J.R. Its kind of like getting a new partner, Quattlebaum said, ... after something terrible happens. McGough Nature Park specialist Joel Quattlebuam and Matilda, a great barred owl.
4A SEB Beacon, February 9, 2012on campus of St. Petersburg College. The 5K run gets under way at 7:30 a.m. and the fun run at 9. For more information, visit www.thehospicefounda tion.org/steppingup4kids. The festival gets under way March 9 at 5 p.m. and continues to 11. Exit 28 will provide music. Armbands, allowing unlimited midway rides, are $20. The second day starts with the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. The midway will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Armbands are $20. On stage entertainment will feature Jessica Reavis, 1 to 3 p.m.; Troy Duncan Band, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and the Impacs, 7:30 to 11 p.m. A fireworks display, sponsored by Eagle Crest Realty and Preferred Trust, is set from 8:30 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, the midway will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Armbands will sell for $15. The annual Childrens Extravaganza will be held on stage from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Kiwanis Truck is set from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Seminole Community Library. POW WOW, from page 1A Book signing Photo courtesy of TRAVIS SHERMANAuthor Tim Dorsey signs a copy of his latest book Pineapple Grenade Jan. 25 during a stop at the Gulf Beaches Public Library. A group of about 70 was in the audience for his presentation.Firefighters endorse Burke, WatersSEMINOLE Seminole Professional Firefighters Local 2896 has endorsed Chris Burke and Leslie Waters for Seminole City Council. Burke and Waters are two of five candidates seeking two seats that will be up for grabs in the March 13 election. We had a meet and greet (Jan. 26) with the candidates running for council, said Jim Lundh, public information officer for the firefighters. All of them had some terrific ideas and all would make great council members. The final decision was between five interviewers and as you know now we chose Burke and Waters. Lundh said the firefighters looked for positive approaches for the betterment of the city. Waters has a good standing with local government and a strong political background, he said. Waters said she is proemployee and wants to make sure the right thing is done. Burke, a Largo police officer, was chosen for similar reasons, Lundh said. (Burkes) background is pro-employee and he has some great ideas to better services and other positive things for the city, Lundh said. Mail-out ballots are arriving this week. Voters must choose two candidates on the ballot. Chris Burke Leslie WatersMilitary news Bret Hooner PALM HARBOR Air Force Airman Bret Hooner recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Hooner is the son of Kelly Hooner of Palm Harbor. He is a 2010 graduate of Palm Harbor University High School.McKenzie Williams TARPON SPRINGS Air Force Airman McKenzie Williams recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Williams is the son of Robin Stephens and stepson of Larry Stephens of Tarpon Springs. He is a 2010 graduate of East Lake High School.Jonathan Perkins ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Jonathan Perkins recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Perkins is the son of Beverly Perkins of St. Petersburg. He is a 2003 graduate of Lakewood High School.Jason Tom PINELLAS PARK Air Force Airman Jason Tom recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Tom is the son of Lyly Pheourk of Pinellas Park, and Samnang Tom of Attleboro, Mass. He is a 2006 graduate of Attleboro High School.Jonathan Bates LARGO Air Force Airman Jonathan Bates recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Bates is the son of Karen Bates of Largo. He is a 2004 graduate of Centennial High School, Champaign, Ill. He earned an associate degree in 2010 from Parkland College, Champaign.Michael Barros SEMINOLE Air Force Airman Michael Barros recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Barros is the son of Manuel and Lisa Barros of Seminole. He is a 2009 graduate of Seminole High School.Leif Dahl ST. PETE BEACH Air Force Reserve Airman Leif Dahl recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Dahl is the nephew of Joyce Knight of St. Pete Beach. He is a 2006 graduate of Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg.Tyler Peacock ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Tyler Peacock recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Peacock is the son of Douglas Peacock of Colorado Springs, Colo., and grandson of Claire Peacock of St. Petersburg. He is a 2008 graduate of Sand Creek High School, Colorado Springs.Giovanni Marinello-Silva GULFPORT Army Pvt. Giovanni Marinello-Silva recently graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Marinello-Silva is the son of Marcia Marinello and Chris Silva of Gulfport. He is a 2010 graduate of Malibu High School, Calif. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.Eric Newman LARGO Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric Newman recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Newman is the son of Yvonne Frith of Franklin, Tenn. He is a 2005 graduate of Indian Rocks Christian School, Largo.LARGO United Methodist Cooperative Ministries/Suncoast, Inc., a social services outreach program headquartered in Largo, will hold Walk-for-the-Dream fundraiser on Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. until noon, at the Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village in Pinewood Cultural Park, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Individuals who collect a minimum of $35 or more in sponsorships will receive a free T-shirt and a boxed lunch for a picnic in the park. Top fundraising individuals will have the chance to win big prizes. Awards also will be given for the top fundraising groups and those with the most official walkers. Registrations along with funds collected must be turned in to Cooperative Ministries no later than March 15. For details, call 442-6881, ext. 5.Ministries to hold Walk-forthe-Dream fundraiserShakeup in Madeira government continues By WAYNE AYERSMADEIRA BEACH A top to bottom reorganization of city staff across all departments was announced by City Manager Shane Crawford at the Feb. 1 City Commission workshop. The restructuring comes just a week after Crawford was sworn in and shows his determination to quickly bring what he says are needed changes to the city. Crawford said employees need to become comfortable with the word change because the former way of doing things is ineffective and change is going to be a necessary component in gaining respect and earn the prestige this great city deserves. The reorganization distributes staff workload in a more organized fashion and gives supervisors clearer lines of reporting both from the top down and bottom up. Crawford described the restructuring as the footprint Ill use as I continue to eliminate deficiencies in the services we perform for our constituents. Crawford said he is appointing longtime employee Francine Ettere as his administrative assistant. Ettere has assisted prior city managers, but has been shuffled to various departments since the departure of former city manager W.D. Higginbotham. Ettere has proven skills that will benefit the office of city manager, Crawford said. Crawford next turned his attention to the city hall front office, which he considers the citys interface with the public. He said finance department employee Gwen Sinkfield will join Cheryl Rudde, both of whom Crawford said have exceptional customer service skills. In discussing the fire department, Crawford urged the commission to approach the issue of consolidation with extreme caution due to possible coming consolidation mandates. He said a consolidation effort on the part of the city now could bring a need for a future unraveling of what weve created once a mandate is handed down. That could cost significant money, he warned. Commissioner Terry Lister in particular has pushed for the city to look at consolidating fire services with nearby Treasure Island. Former Madeira Beach fire chief Bill Mallory currently heads the department there. Lister has claimed that move could save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. Crawford said consolidation can provide efficiencies, but also can mean a loss of control and sometimes there is no cost savings. Lister later continued to tout the consolidation idea. Crawford also indicated interim fire chief Derryl ONeal is interested in becoming the permanent chief, and will be considered if his appointment does not violate the citys involuntary resignation policy. ONeal was fired by Higginbotham. The finance department, which has been looked after by various interim sources since former director Monica Mitchell left 14 months ago, has suffered from the lack of a director, Crawford said. Crawford fired recently appointed finance director Wayne Shirley, who had been reporting progress in bringing the citys financial backlog up to date. Crawford said the city is currently seven to eight months behind in the financial year ending in 2011. What this means, he said, is the city doesnt have the data to support where we ended up last year, making it nearly impossible to create a budget process. Budgeting for the coming fiscal year, which normally begins early in the year, cannot be started until April or May, Crawford indicated. Crawford praised finance employee Judy Walker for keeping the government afloat. The current 2-3 person finance staff will continue in place until a new director is hired. Crawford said the citys auditing company will make staff level recommendations so we never fall this far behind again. Catching up will cost the city an extra $25,000 to $35,000, he estimated. That money would have been used to have in-house staff do the work over a longer period of time, he said later. The human resources function, which had formerly been part of the finance department, will now be brought into the city managers office. Crawford said the city has sensitive issues in process and he wants to be the single point of contact. Also, Crawford believes the process of recruiting a quality finance director will be easier by not combining the function with HR. The community development director position has been open since Paula Cohen left for Treasure Island a year ago. Crawford said he wants to consider taking the building permit process, which currently earns about $160,000 in permit fees, back from Treasure Island, and create a separate building department. The fee dollars could grow significantly as the economy improves, he said. Crawford said he has not yet had time to perform a thorough financial analysis on bringing back the building permit process, but planned to do so within 60 days. Day-to-day operation of the recreation, parks, marina, public works and sanitation departments will be handled by a Central Services Department, headed by Dave Marsicano, who has been marina director. Parking enforcement employees will report to that department rather than finance as they have in the past. Crawford said he will handle major building and capital improvement projects, and would share major management decisions with Marsicano.Community police officer back?Crawford is recommending the city consider bringing back a community-policing officer, for a sixto seven-month probationary period. That position, which is offered by the Sheriffs Office, was eliminated in 2009 as a budget-cutting move. At that time, the officer cost the city $85,000 a year. Crawford termed the liaison officer the missing link in law enforcement. Of that expense, he said, We spend a little bit to get a million dollar package. The last community-policing officer was excellent, Commissioner Nancy Oakley recalled. He took care of a thousand things that didnt require the police to be there, Oakley said.Gulf Beaches Library events MADEIRA BEACH The following events are scheduled in February at the Gulf Beaches Public Library: Author Talks Wayne Ayers, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. Then & Now. Book talk and lecture with a slideshow of old time beach photos, with plenty of bathing beauties, palm trees, and shots of old landmarks. Computer Classes All classes at 1 p.m. Open Forum: Monday, Feb. 13. Internet Class: Wednesday, Feb. 15. Facebook: Monday, Feb. 27. Adult Programs Alcoholics Anonymous, Wednesdays, 8 to 9 p.m. This group meets on the grounds of the library in the back patio. Winter Film Series, Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Beautiful Mind. Feb. 29, :10 to Yuma. World of Humor Film, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Queen of Hearts. Thirty-something Adele is devastated after a painful divorce. Her cousin Rachel takes her in and with her help, Adele finds some answers. Investment Club, Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Join a group of experienced investors in an exchange of ideas about the current market and investment opportunities. Scrabble, Fridays, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Writers Group, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. All writers welcome. Book Groups Great Books, Saturday, Feb. 11, 1 to 3 p.m., Looking for Mr. Green, by Saul Bellow. Chatterbooks, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m., Reluctant Fundamentalism by Mohsin Hamid. Childrens Programs Baby & Me Storytime, (Infant-2 years), Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Short stories, puppets, songs and fingerplay followed by a play session. Wild Things Storytime and Art Class, ages 2-4, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, puppets, songs, fingerplays, followed by an art/craft class at 11 a.m. On the campaign trail Photo by KEVIN BARTHMitt Romney campaigns at Pioneer Park in Dunedin Jan. 30. A large crowd turned out at the rally to pitch support for the Republican presidential candidate.
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Deputies responded to a call of an armed subject at a private residence at 6272 113th St. N. in Seminole about 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 29. When they arrived, they found Danielle Figgatt, 30, outside the home. She had been stabbed in the right side of the abdomen. Figgatt was transported by ambulance to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of possible life-threatening injuries. According to deputies, Jack B. Woods, 36, approached the victim outside the Seminole home and stabbed her with an unknown object. Acquaintances of the victim carried her inside the home, called 911 and placed pressure on the wound until emergency services arrived on scene. The victim and witnesses identified Woods as the attacker. Woods was arrested for attempted felony murder and violation of injunction/protection from domestic violence on Jan. 31.Pedestrian dies following accidentLARGO A pedestrian died shortly after a vehicle struck him as he was crossing Keene Road Feb. 2. The Largo Police Department responded to the accident at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 2. The pedestrian, Patrick Davis, 75, was crossing Keene Road eastbound. The vehicle, a 2004 Tahoe was northbound on Keene Road. The vehicle and pedestrian collided at the intersection of Keene Road and Roberta Street, which is between East Bay Drive and Belleair Road. Largo Fire Rescue attempted to revive Davis, and he was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. There are no criminal charges expected to be filed regarding the death. This fatality marks the third pedestrian fatality for the city in a three-week period. It is very important for pedestrians to use crosswalks as these are senseless deaths that could have easily been avoided, a police spokesman said.No injuries reported in plane crashCLEARWATER Pinellas County sheriffs deputies say no one was injured when a small single-engine plane crash-landed in a field near Highpoint Elementary School about 2:15 p.m. Jan. 28. Deputies were called out to assist in protecting the crash site in a field at 6100 150th Ave. N. in unincorporated Clearwater until federal authorities arrived to take over the investigation. No roads were blocked and the surrounding residences were not affected. The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct the investigation.Juvenile arrested for vehicle burglariesCLEARWATER A juvenile was arrested on Jan. 29 for vehicle burglaries, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. Between 8 and 9 p.m., the 14-year-old suspect broke into a vehicle on the 1200 block of Macrae Avenue, the report said. He was allegedly rummaging through a second vehicle on the 1000 block of Webb Drive when he was confronted by a witness. The suspect then ran away and the witness called police. A K-9 officer tracked the suspect down, and he was then arrested.Carjacking suspect arrestedCLEARWATER Police have arrested a carjacking suspect in the incident that happened on Jan. 21 at Woodlawn Street and S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The suspect is Arthur Collins and he was arrested on Jan. 26 and charged with carjacking with a weapon or firearm and possession of marijuana. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $50,150 bond.Improper disposal of bodyCLEARWATER Clearwater Police were contacted after the U-Store manager at 1217 Lakeview Road discovered a casket in a delinquent unit that was being prepared for auction, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. Police confirmed that a body was inside and had been properly prepared for burial but was improperly disposed. The body was taken to A Life Tribute, and police continue to investigate the situation. It is a crime to improperly dispose of a body.Suspect sought in home invasionCLEARWATER A senior Clearwater couple were victims of a home invasion recently, as reported in a Clearwater Police Facebook brief. A man was loitering on the 2300 block of Shelly Street and had walked by several times, the report said, appearing to case the victims house. The female victim, 83, noticed the suspect and alerted her husband, 81. The male victim opened the door to investigate and was met by the suspect. The suspect pushed the male victim to the floor, forced his way into the home and battered both victims, the report said. The suspect took jewelry from the victims and dragged the male victim into the bathroom and locked him inside, the report said. The suspect also took the male suspects wallet and car keys and fled in the couples Ford Explorer. 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Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county households. Businesses should arrange for dropoff and payment by calling Creative Recycling at 813-6212319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemicals. Household electronics and chemicals such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, storm sewers or on the ground. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics (e-waste) contain useful materials that can be extracted and recycled, such as aluminum, glass and plastic. For more information on mobile collections, what to bring and what not to bring, or the permanent Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center, call 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.Boy Scouts slate spaghetti dinnerSEMINOLE Boy Scout Troop 431 plans a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 25, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Center, 11565 66th Ave. N. The all-you-can-eat menu includes coffee, tea, salad, bread and dessert. The cost is $7.50 for ages 11 to 64 and $5 for ages 5 to 10 and over-65. For more information, call Bob Sebesta at 319-6545.
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So., Largo Professional CompassionateU.S. Army VeteranI will explain so that you understand Top students Photo courtesy of GENE STERNMia Hartley, second from left, and Andrew May, third from left, were recently named students of the month for January at Osceola High School at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake. Hartley, who has a weighted 4.67 grade-point average, is a member of the Osceola High marching band and is drum major this year. She has volunteered with the St. Petersburg Beach Turtle Patrol and is active at Northeast Presbyterian Church. She is also a member of Next Exit, a rock band that has played together for eight years. May has a weighted 4.57 grade-point average. He is an Eagle Scout, member of the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee, Osceola marching band, a member of Feather Sounds Community Church and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, as well as the U.S. Armed Forces Museum. From left are Rotary president Wayne Reynolds, Hartley, May, and Osceola principal Michael Bohnet.Notebook SPC choral group headed to CarnegieThe Madrigalians, St. Petersburg Colleges music ambassadors, will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday, March 11. The ensemble will perform a concert in collaboration with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and two other ensembles. The group was invited by Manhattan Concert Productions, said Vernon Taranto, director of choral activities at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. The Madrigalians, a select choral performance ensemble comprised primarily of music majors, has performed nationally and internationally. In 2008, the group performed in SPCs Musical Ambassadors Russia Tour in which the group traveled to Russia to perform for audiences in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Orenburg. This will be the Madrigalians first performance at Carnegie Hall. The groups performance is part of the production companys Masterworks Series that will take place March 8-12. Fifteen choral ensembles will rehearse and perform, and three of those groups will perform in each concert. The Madrigalians have been fundraising to pay for the trip by selling Christmas wreaths and collecting donations at performances. The Student Government Association at the St. Petersburg /Gibbs Campus also helped by paying for the groups airfare.Largo High plans 50th year reunionLARGO Largo High School class of 1962 will hold its 50th year class reunion Sept. 21-23 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Plans include Friday registration and a mixer. A barbecue bonanza is planned for Sept. 22. Dinner and a dance will be held that evening. A brunch and goodbyes will end the weekend Sept. 23. The class of 1962 had 338 members; 228 have been located, 116 are still missing and, sadly, 46 are known to have passed on, a news release said. If anybody knows classmates who have not been contacted about the event, please urge them to contact Jim Kramer, 727-492-5393 or to visit www.classcreator.com/Largo-FL1962/index.cfm.Local student receives honorSEMINOLE Sarah Hooker of Seminole was among 194 undergraduates named to the Bryan College Deans List for the fall 2011 semester. To earn this honor, students must be in the top 25 percent of grades by students in the undergraduate program. Hooker is the daughter of Scott and Joy Hooker of Seminole. Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college offering bachelors degrees in 20 areas and masters degrees in business administration and Christian studies. It is located in Dayton, Tenn.Elections supervisor offers scholarshipsCLEARWATER The Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections, the professional association of elections officials for the states, provides an annual scholarship to registered Florida college upperclassmen who show financial need and meet other requirements.Students to be considered must be Florida undergraduates majoring in political science, public or business administration or journalism/mass communication. The scholarship application period runs through 5 p.m., March 19. Applications are available at www.myclearwater.com/officialrecords. Additional requirements for eligibility are listed with the online form and include a financial need statement, resume and letters of recommendation. Students must be entering their third or fourth year of school, maintain a C average, be registered to vote and available for a face-toface interview. Applicants must complete and return documentation and proof of eligibility to any Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office.Auction for education setST. PETERSBURG The Pinellas Education Foundation Auction for Education is set for Friday, March 2, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. VIP tickets cost $50, which includes food and beverage. General admission tickets are $20, which includes food and a cash bar. Teacher/senior citizen admission tickets are $20, which includes food and a cash bar is available. Items to bid on will include weekend getaways, restaurant packages, sports memorabilia, entertainment and spa packages, and art pieces. The money raised will go to education in Pinellas County. Call 588-4816, ext. 2109.Adkins makes deans listCLEARWATER Clearwater resident Danielle Adkins made the deans list for the fall 2011 semester. She is a senior at Bellamine University and is majoring in foreign languages and international studies. To make the deans list, students must have at least a 3.5 gradepoint average. Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university in Louisville, Ky., offering more than 50 majors as well as graduate degrees and doctoral programs in nursing, physical therapy and education.Students earn recognition for artDUNEDIN The Dunedin Fine Art Center recognizes young artists from Pinellas County Schools. The second installment of Creative stART, DFACs K-5 Pinellas County Schools art showcase runs through Monday, Feb. 20, in the Kokolakis Family Gallery at DFAC, 1143 Michigan St. A few of the students were chosen for special recognition. Judge Anne Feldshue chose David Browns Dragon Gate; Erin Gonzalezs My First SelfPortrait; and Mike (Hein Thanh) Les Perched Parrot to receive Artistic Merit awards. Honorable mention awards were given to Alex Arnold for Red Berries; Serena Cortese for African Cloth; and Aiden Eylward for My Circles.Evans earns fine arts degreeCLEARWATER Bryant C. 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The Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce sponsors the market.Free tax help offered at chamberST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will be offering free tax assistance this year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Tax help will be available at the chamber headquarters, 6990 Gulf Blvd., on Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1 to 5 p.m., beginning Feb. 29. For further information, call 360-6957.Kiwanis plans benefit poker runST. PETE BEACH The Gulf Beaches Kiwanis Club plans its annual Miracle League Motorcycle Poker Run Saturday, Feb. 18. Registration will be between 8 and 10 a.m. on the day of the run at the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant, 150 Johns Pass Boardwalk. Stops will include The Rockaway Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wing House, Dog House and Gulfport on the Rocks. Each hand is $10 or three hands for $25. The seven-stop run will be last bike out (kickstands up) by 10 a.m. from the Friendly Fisherman. During the course of the run, 50/50 chance drawings and door prizes will be up for grabs. The run ends at Alden Beach Resort, 5900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. For more information, contact Dave Romine at 423-5953, or visit www.KiwanisGulfBeaches.com/PokerRun. The event is part of the Kiwanis Clubs Mardi Gras Festival.Pinellas Gator Club plans meetingST. PETERSBURG Marty Cohen, founder and editor of Gator Bait, will be the guest speaker at the Pinellas County Gator Clubs 2012 post-signing day tailgate party Thursday, Feb. 9, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Fergs, 1320 Central Ave. Tickets for UFAA members are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets for non-UFAA members are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Children 5 and up are $10 in advance and at the door. Tickets include a buffet with hamburgers/cheeseburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, french fries, coleslaw, wings, chips and salsa, and sodas. There also will be a cash bar, raffle donations and Gator merchandise vendors. Check in at door; no tickets mailed. Sorry, no refunds. You can register and pay online at www.pinellasgators.com All proceeds go to the PCGC scholarship fund.Law to speak at Chamber luncheonSEMINOLE St. Petersburg College president Bill Law will be the speaker at the next Seminole Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m., in the library conference center at Seminole Community Library. The cost is $15. To RSVP, call 392-3245.Mardi BRA to benefit breast cancer patientsPINELLAS PARK Bikers Raising Awareness will host its Mardi BRA party and fundraiser Feb. 11, 2 to 10 p.m., at Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St. N. The event, to benefit breast cancer patients, will feature a unique Mardi Gras BRA contest, a 50/50 raffle, prizes, and a poker walk and live music starting at 6 p.m. Registration will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Winners will be announced at the end of the night. Visit www.BikersRaisingAwareness.org.Second Infantry Division reunion setThe Second (Indianhead) Division Association is conducting a nationwide search for anyone who served in the Armys Second Infantry Division. There is an upcoming reunion on Aug. 23-27, 2012 in Reno, Nev., and everyone who has ever served in the Second Infantry Division at any time is invited. Visit www.2ida.org or contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast .net.Democratic club hosts two speakersPINELLAS PARK Patrick Manteiga, editor of La Gaceta, and regional Obama organizer Meri Forte-Namuj will speak to the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club Thursday, Feb. 9, at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. La Gaceta is the nations only trilingual newspaper, serving English, Spanish and Italian communities in the Tampa area. Forte-Namuj is a leader for the South Pinellas Organizing for America movement. The Greater Pinellas Democratic Club meeting will start with cash bar cocktails and social time at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with the guest speakers presentations, questions and discussion. The public is welcome to attend. Reservations are requested. Dinner costs $15. Call Betty Morgenstein at 360-3971.Retired federal employees to meetST. PETERSBURG National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1140 will meet Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m., at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. All federal retirees and active federal employees are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting of NARFE. Chapter 1140 includes the Gulf Beaches and Southern Pinellas County. There will be a discussion of up-to-date issues particularly relevant for active and retired federal employees. A representative from the Florida State Crime Prevention Task Force will present an informative program on what senior citizens can do to avoid being taken advantage of. Spouses and guests are encouraged to attend. For information and to RSVP, call 367-5256 or 329-8069.SWFWMD advises to skip a week of irrigationThe Southwest Florida Water Management District is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to Skip a Week or more of watering during the cooler months of December, January and February. According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesnt need to be watered as often during the cooler months. About 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of water every 10 to 14 days is sufficient. In fact, if your lawn has received any significant rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and operate it manually as needed. Overwatering can encourage pests and disease in your lawn, said Sylvia Durell, Florida-Friendly Landscaping project manager. Too much irrigation can also make lawns less able to survive droughts. Skipping a week of watering is as easy as off for residents with irrigation timers. Turn the timer to off for the week that you want to skip, and on for the week that you want to water, said Durell. You can determine when your grass needs water when: Grass blades are folded in half lengthwise on at least one-third of your yard. Grass blades appear blue-gray. Grass blades do not spring back, leaving footprints on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it. Watering only every other week at most during the winter will help conserve drinking water supplies that the public needs for critical uses during the dry season. In fact, if everyone skipped one week of irrigation this season, it could save an estimated 1.9 billion gallons of water. Most of the region experienced a disappointing summer rainy season. In addition to entering the dry season, drier-than-normal conditions are expected to continue through next spring. All 16 counties within the District are under a Phase I water shortage alert. For additional information about water restrictions and water conservation, please contact your local utility or visit the Districts website at www.WaterMatters.org/SkipAWeek.Senate passes bill expanding veterans preferenceTALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate passed legislation Jan. 24 introduced by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, that will give men and women returning from the recent wars an advantage in owning their own businesses. The language introduced by Latvala as Senate Bill 152, the Florida Veteran Business Enterprise Opportunity Act, passed as part of Senate Bill 922. The legislation will help veterans by promoting their business through the MyFloridaMarketPlace online purchasing system, by getting referrals to state agencies, and with accessing networking activities and technical assistance training. Florida is home to more than 1.6 million United States military veterans, one of the highest concentrations in the nation.
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Choice of dessert from our pie case; fresh Rice Pudding or homemade Custard Bread Pudding.020912Join us for a Candle Lit Dinner with Roses, Table Clothes & Cloth Napkins ... Community 11A Nature notes Sierra Club to meetCLEARWATER The Sierra Club will present Transforming the Suncoast for Healthier Air on Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwaters Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road. Dependence on cars, trucks and the oil they run on does more than cause traffic jams its the main reason why Pinellas and Pasco counties suffer from surprisingly unhealthy air. At this special meeting of the Sierra Club, attendees will learn how to be a part of the Suncoast Florida Healthy Air Team. Call Phil Compton at 824-8813, ext. 303.Philippe to host nature walkSAFETY HARBOR A guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway. The hike is limited to 12 participants. Attendees will learn park history while exploring nature. Participants should meet at the Philippe gravesite at 9 a.m. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen a hat and insect repellant are recommended. Reservations will be accepted through the Friday prior to the hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 669-1947 or email dickestes email@example.com.Weedon plans Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursdays, Feb. 9, 23, March 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This free program is designed to introduce preschool children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, call 5822100 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. For information, call 453-6500.Great Weedon Bird Quest setST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon Bird Quest will be Fridays, Feb. 10 and March 9, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Guests will learn to identify marks and behaviors of the island birds while taking advantage of this free guided hike. Binoculars will be available. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Guided hikes plannedST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 10, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closedtoe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.For the Love of Weedon setST. PETERSBURG For the Love of Weedon will be presented Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free event will be a celebration of Weedon Island, from its rich prehistoric and historic heritage to its present day use as a coastal preserve for the countys education and outdoor activities. Attendees will discover all that this special place means to the many diverse groups that have walked its land. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Archaeology lecture slatedST. PETERSBURG The Archaeology Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 to 8 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Lawrence Clayton will present the Other Face of the Conquest: Bartolome de las Casas, Protector of the American Indians. The face of the conquest in this part of the world is one of greed and unsavory characters such as Conquistadors Narvaez, de Soto and Ponce de Leon. Clayton will explain how one man, a Dominican friar, stood up for justice and became the universal protector of the Indians during the early 1500s. Advance registration is requested. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Photography hike plannedST. PETERSBURG A photography hike will be offered Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free event will offer participants the perfect opportunity to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, highlighting specific wildlife behaviors, guides will assist participants in capturing the natural beauty in photos. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpre serve.org.Weedon to host bird walkST. PETERSBURG A bird walk will be offered Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Many of Floridas colonial water birds can be spotted at Weedon Island Preserve during the winter months. Trained volunteers will assist participants in documenting the variety of wading birds that frequent the coastal shores as well as the many birds of prey and other species. Binoculars will be available. The event is recommended for adults. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1, March 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 582-2100 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Bird hikes set at BrookerTARPON SPRINGS The Birds of Brooker hike will be offered Saturdays, Feb. 11, March 10, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will hike to observe and collect data on the fall migratory songbirds flocking to the preserve. Closed-toe shoes, water and a hat are recommended. Attendees also may bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. The free hike is best suited for adults. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org. Find Entertainment Ideas atwww.TBNweekly.com
12A Pet Connection Beacon, February 9, 2012 Care Animal Hospital of SeminoleKenneth Newman, DVM 32 years of experience 13017 Park Boulevard Seminole 727-954-3994 CareAhofSeminole.comAnnual Vaccines: DOGS $89 CATS $79010512 Dental Dogs $199 Dental Cats $150Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm Sat. 8am-1pm Emergencies Seen up to 10pm Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital & KennelsRisk Based Vaccinations Early Detection Screenings Wellness Examinations Parasite Prevention Programs Voted 2010 and 2011 Readers Choice Winner for Best Veterinary Hospital!391-97847785 Oakhurst Road www.oakhurstvetcenter.comNew Extended Hours: Mon. Wed. 7am 8pmThurs. 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Bag with this ad.Chicken Feed SPECIAL!Layer Chicken FeedOffer ends 2/29/12 Country FeedsLayer Chicken Feed Compassionate Care For Your Cat or DogPark Animal HospitalCall For Appointment Today! 727-546-98288065 66th Street North, Pinellas Park www.ParkAHVet.com Since 1964 060911Full Service Care Means: Full Medical & Surgical Hospital Vaccine & Dental Services Advanced Ear Diagnostics Nutrition Center Bathing & Boarding Steele Animal Hospital Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm Tues., 7am-7pm Wed. & Sat., 8am-Noon 5305 Seminole Blvd., St. Petersburg 33708398-7601www.steeleanimalhospital.comDr. Rita Manarino Dr. Dianne M Steele 020912 The Standard of Veterinary Excellence Dont put off your yearly Checkup or Vaccinations!10% OFF any ServiceCats Dogs ExoticsExp. 03/01/12 8578 Park Blvd., Seminolewww.LakeSeminoleAH.comHOURS: Mon. 7am-6pm, Tues. 7am-7pm, Wed.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 8am-1pm CareCredit (727) 393-4644 Dr. Michael Rumore Dr. Suzanne BrittonThank you to Pinellas County for voting for us in The Readers Choice Awards! Devoted to more wags and purrs. Dr. Zoe Wilkinson..111011 7791 52nd Street N., Pinellas Park 727.546.0005 www.pinellasvet.com Routine Wellness Care Surgery, intensive care and Dental Cleanings Complete in-house Laboratory and Pharmacy Most Diagnostic and Treatment procedures are done in Hospital Boarding for small animals: dogs, cats, birds & pocket pets, etc. Access a wealth of pet related subjects on our website view videos!021912 ADOPTIONS: Cats & Kittens looking for their forever home with that special someone.Schedule your pets dental cleaning through February & receive a 10% DISCOUNTfor Pet Dental Month Looking for a homeDuncan and DudleyDuncan and Dudley are gray tabby brothers who were born in April 2003. They are very close and will need to be adopted together. They have been in a Save Our Strays foster home since mid-January and they are friendly, relaxed, and loving. Call Save Our Strays Inc. at 481-5262 for information on adopting Duncan and Dudley.BanditBandit is a 1-year-old black and white male kitty. He is very sweet, friendly, gentle and loving. He gets along well with other cats. He is neuteredand current on his vaccinations. For more information on adopting Bandit, call Pat at Second Chance for Strays, Inc. at535-9154.Visitwww.secondchanceforstrays.petfinder.com.GraceGrace is a 5-year-old pit bull terrier mix (possibly with Great Dane) who weighs 70 pounds. Even though shes a big girl, she is very obedient to commands and easy to walk on a leash. Found as a stray, shes looking for a new forever family. If you bring this article with you to Pinellas County Animal Services, Grace can be adopted for just $25. Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/ani malservices/petfind.htm.DeuceDeuce is a handsome retriever mix who is not quite 1 year old, but is quite a big boy. He loves to give kisses and speak. He is a sweetheart who loves other dogs and humans. He has a playful personality and a heart of gold. Adopt Deuce at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590 in Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.February is National Pet Dental MonthDig thisSuncoast Animal League to host Mutt MarchDUNEDIN The Suncoast Animal League will host its 6th Annual Mutt March on Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Highlander Park in Dunedin. This years event will include a Mardi Gras-themed pet pledge walk with great prizes for the most money raised, a pet float contest, the Fido Idol dog singing contest, Doggie Project Runway costume contest, Dancing with the Paws contest, pet-themed vendors, breed rescue groups, adoptable dogs and puppies, live and silent auctions, Tampa Bay Rays tickets, a kids area, pup art, glamour shots, beer, food court with vegetarian and vegan selections, and a Ride 4 the Animals cycling event at 8 a.m. Call the Suncoast Animal League at 786-1330 or visit www.suncoastanimalleague.org.Save Our Strays needs foster homesSave Our Strays, Inc. a no-kill, all-volunteer organization that finds homes for abandoned cats is dealing with a disposable cat dilemma; cats that have been adopted and now are being returned for any number of reasons. The organization is seeking volunteers willing to foster these displaced cats while they await their forever homes. Foster participants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. They are also looking for families that will provide a home for older cats that are likely not adoptable. In these cases, Save Our Strays pays for any required veterinary expenses. Call 481-5262 for details. Eye-to-eyeAlopecia, a 5-year-old hairless Sphynx cat owned by Carol Valbuena of Clearwater, checks out a visitor at the window. Alopecia likes to sleep under the covers and always meets Carol at the door when she gets home. She loves a good belly rub and, like most cats, rules the roost. As our pet photo winner for February, Alopecia wins a $25 gift certificate to Largo Feed. The March photo winner will receive a pencil sketch of the winning pet from Murals for Mutts, valued at $30. Send your precious pet photos to csouthmayd@TBNweekly.com. It is time to focus on our pets teeth this month, but in reality we should be focusing on our pets teeth every day. Routine preventive home dental care is essential to the health of every pet. Good preventive care will not only make your pets breath better, it will decrease the risk of heart, liver and kidney disease as well. Preventive dental care will minimize the severity of plaque formation, gingivitis, periodontitis, and the pain and tooth loss that can accompany dental disease. Many of our pets have some degree of dental disease because brushing our pets teeth is easier said than done. Brushing your pets teeth is still the gold standard when it comes to home dental care. If brushing is too difficult, there are many products available that can help keep your pets teeth and gums healthy longer in between dental cleanings. Some of these are C.E.T. dental chews, enzymatic pet toothpaste, oral hygiene rinses, dental cleansing pads, water additives, oral care diets (Hills Prescription t/d), barrier sealants, plaque sprays, and dental treats. When brushing teeth, it is important to focus on the upper back cheek teeth, the smaller front teeth between the canine (fang) teeth (especially in small breed dogs), and the upper canine teeth at the gum line The mechanical action of brushing, when combined with the enzymatic action of pet toothpaste, provides exceptional results. Brushing will be more effective the more frequently it isdone. Daily is best, but any brushing is better than none. Be sure to use pet toothpaste. It has an appealing flavor and is not harmful if swallowed.Begin by placing a small amount of pet toothpaste on your finger and let your dog or cat taste it. Most pets like the taste. Do this for a few days consecutively. Gently rub your pets teeth and gums with the toothpaste for the next several sessions. Take it slow and be patient. You dont have to do all the teeth in one sitting. After your pet becomes accustomed to this, you can either use a small finger brush or a soft small childs toothbrush. The most important areas to reach are the outer surfaces (cheek side) of all the teeth. The inner surfaces are not as important as the outer surfaces because the pets tongue usually keeps them fairly clean. Remember, it is OK for your pet to swallow some pet toothpaste, but human toothpaste has too much fluoride and could make your pet ill. The following are products that may help you maintain a healthy mouth on your pet in between dental cleanings: Hills Prescription Diet T/D or Hills Science Diet Oral Care contain kibbles designed to crumble once the entire tooth sinks into the kibble rather than just the tip of the tooth. Due to this special design of the kibbles, more surface area of the teeth is being cleaned. These diets also provide pets with an appropriate restriction of calcium and protein, which are components of tartar. Fed as a complete diet, it will be like having your pets teeth brushed a little every day, and most pets really like it! C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse is an option for pets that are frequently prone to periodontal disease but will not accept the brushing of their teeth. This rinse is applied with a curved tip applicator that is attached to a bottle containing two key ingredients to inhibit plaque and calculus maturation. It also gives your pet fresher, clean smelling breath. C.E.T. Aquadent is a drinking water additive developed by veterinary dental specialists. This product contains xylitol; therefore it is very important to follow the dilution directions as indicated on the bottle. If you have more than one dog that shares a water bowl then you should dose it for the smallest dog in the household so toxicity does not occur. C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Chews are a great way to provide dental care to your pet between brushings. They are beef hide treats that are impregnated with an antiseptic called chlorhexidene. The plaque fighting action of the chlorhexidene and the natural abrasive action of the beef hide will help to cleanse the teeth as your pet chews. We always recommend supervision of your pet when they are given these chews. They come in all different sizes. The treats for cats are not beef hides but are freeze dried tubular treats. OraVet is a plaque prevention system for dogs and cats. It provides a barrier sealant on the teeth so plaque, bacteria, and tartar will not adhere as quickly. After a dental cleaning, we place a concentrated attracting substance to your pets teeth. Then a kit is sent home for you to apply to the teeth once a week. This home Oravet substance is then attracted to the concentrate we already put on the teeth to maintain the barrier weekly. Brushing is still okay to do even with the use of this product. Sanos is a more permanent barrier sealant that is placed only at the gum line and lasts up to six months. This helps to decrease the plaque that develops so frequently at the gum line. As you can see, there are many options to help keep your pets mouth healthy; however, dental cleanings are still necessary. We are required to have our teeth professionally cleaned every six months even when we brush at least twice daily. Every pet is different as far as how fast tartar and disease will develop so rely on your veterinarian to tell you when a dental cleaning is needed. Smaller breed dogs and cats will most likely need dental cleanings more frequently than larger breed dogs. Look for discounts this month on dental cleanings at your local veterinary hospital. Kim Donovan, D.V.M., is an associate veterinarian and medical director at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital in Seminole with 14 years experience and a special interest in feline medicine and dermatology. Speaking of PetsKim Donovan, D.V.M.
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Winter Rates$16 Walk $22 Ride Every Day 012612Exp. 2/28/12$10 Walk $16 Ride After 2pm Osceola signings Alexi Cortez of Largo, a midfielder on the Osceola High School boys soccer team, signs Feb. 2 with Jacksonville University. Cortez also plays club soccer for Tampa Bay United. He plans to major in biochemistry at JU.Photos by BRAD RICHARDSONOsceola High School senior Adam Stephany, center, sits with his parents John and Kirsten Stephany, as he signs a national letter of intent Feb. 2 to play soccer at Eckerd College. Stephany has a 3.1 grade-point average and hopes to go into a career related to sports.Roundup Shooting Stars plan registrationSEMINOLE The Seminole Shooting Stars youth soccer organization plans registration for players through Feb. 28 at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. Co-ed age groups are Under 6 (U6), U8, U10 and U12 for children born between March 1, 2000 and March 1, 2008. The season is March 13 to May 10. Practices and games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is $70 with a $10 sibling discount. All players must have a valid Seminole Recreation card, which is free for city residents and $120 for nonresidents. For more information, call 391-8345, email seminoleshoot firstname.lastname@example.org or text 342-0762.Registration starts for Stampede 5KSEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Commerce plans its annual Seminole Stampede 5K distance run Saturday, March 31, 7 a.m., at Walsingham Park. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in various age and gender divisions. The entry fee is $20 in advance for the 5K run and $10 for a 1-mile fun run. Groups of 10 or more will receive a discount. To register, go to www.active.com. An Easter egg hunt sponsored by Seminole First Baptist Church will follow the runs. For more details, call 392-3245.Tides WGA resultsSEMINOLE Results of the Tides Womens Golf Association mixer event Jan. 31 at The Tides Golf Club: Flight A Marilyn Wentzel 72, Judy McNamee 78, Karen Galinowski and Jeannie Pichee 79. Flight B Shirley Taylor 71, Diana Ruffer 72, Dolores DenOtter 75, Beverly Papalia 82. Flight C Lorraine Taylor 75, Mary Alice Okrzesik 81, Jessica McCarty and Eddie Fotheringham 83. Nine-hole group Marilyn Burk 34, Cecile Fortier 36, Lola Dunn 37 and Peggy Wyatt 39.Rotary Tennis, Golf Challenge slatedTREASURE ISLAND The 13th annual Rotary Tennis and Golf Challenge is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to noon, at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd. The tennis event will be a mens and womens doubles round robin for players of all playing levels and abilities. The golf scramble will be for both men and women with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Treasure Island Recreation Department childrens programs; Treasure Bay tennis and golf programs for juniors, and the Gulf Beaches Rotary Foundation. The cost is $25 per player, which includes goodie bag, prizes and a raffle. The event also will be accompanied by a silent auction that includes tennis racquets, hotel and restaurant packages and much more. The tournament and auction are open to the public. Come watch the St. Petersburg College womens tennis team take on Hillsborough Community College at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24. In addition to the tennis match, the silent auction preview and draw party will be held at Treasure Bay at 6 p.m. A catered prime rib dinner will be offered at 7 p.m., for $25 per person. Reservations for the buffet must be made by calling the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 547-4575, ext. 237. Court and hole sponsors are available for a minimal fee. Call Harry Black at 480-4544. For additional information, call 360-6062 or 547-4575, ext. 237.Glow golf returns at Treasure BayTREASURE ISLAND Golfers are invited to participate in a glow golf event Thursday, Feb. 23, at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd. Registration and food will be available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The format is a scramble. Play will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. using Glow-in-the-dark golf balls. Golfers can sign up as a single, twosome or foursome. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be provided free of charge. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. The registration fee is $25 per player or $40 per twosome. Preregistration and payment at time of registration is required. For more information or to register, call Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis at 360-6062.Rays Fan Fest set at The TropST. PETERSBURG The 2012 Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Tropicana Field. Admission and parking are free. This years Fan Fest will include a large number of activities for kids. Youth stations include clinics by Rays coaches, Reading with the Rays, kids running the bases, high-five stations with Rays players, photos with Rays mascot Raymond and DJ Kitty, baseball interactive activities for all ages and appearances by Rays players and coaches at various stations throughout the day. A donation to the ALS Association will allow fans to receive a wristband, which grants the opportunity to get autographs from Rays players and coaches. Rays TV and radio broadcasters and more than 25 former major league players also will sign autographs for free throughout the day. Rays ticket sales personnel will be available to assist fans throughout the day in the purchase of season tickets, Opening Day tickets, single game tickets and a special Fan Fest pack offer. Fans can call 888-FAN-RAYS or log on to raysbaseball.com for more information about 2012 Rays Fan Fest.Rowdies plan Select-A-SeatThe Tampa Bay Rowdies plan their annual Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. Fans will have an opportunity to tour Al Lang Stadium and pick their 2012 season seat location. Rowdies players will be in attendance to sign autographs and meet with fans. There also will be interactive activities for fans of all ages on the field and food will be available for purchase at the concession stands. The Rowdies will begin their 2012 North American Soccer League season on Saturday, April 7, in Puerto Rico. The Rowdies host FC Edmonton in their home opener on Saturday, April 14. For more information, call 813-287-1539 or email tickets@fctam |pabay.com.
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Property tax and land lease included in monthly maintenance fee. Convenient to beach and walk to Seminole Mall. MLS#U7533520. Dow. $27,900. 2/2 & STUNNING WATER VIEWSFrom the large private balcony/sunroom area of this condo, that also overlooks the heated swimming pool. Only 4 units in the very well maintained building located in a quiet and serene area of Treasure Island. Unit is bright and clean and features an open living plan with beautiful tile flooring throughout the main living area and Berber carpeting in neutral colors in the bedrooms. Convenient under building parking and guest parking. Large extra storage space for each resident located under building with plenty of room to hold bicycles, kayaks, etc. Maintenance fees include use of boat slip and lift. Unit is being sold completely furnished. Come enjoy the refreshing breezes off the water and spectacular sunsets at the beach. Perfect location for entertaining family and friends or just getting away. MLS#U7534599. Carhart. $239,900. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIONTotally move-in ready 2/2/1 home on a gorgeous lake. Updated kitchen with French doors going onto the patio and overlooking the lake, in fact, you have a great view of the lake from almost every room. Home features polished terrazzo flooring throughout. Very open floor plan, exterior has been freshly painted. Nice quiet neighborhood and very close to shopping, medical facilities and a short drive to the beach and Tampa. MLS#U7536894. Osborne. $129,900. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING3 bedroom, 3 bathroom block home. On a corner lot. Must see! MLS#U7537374. Acevedo. $80,000. LARGO HARBOR CREST2BR/2BA carport. Washer & dryer. Screened porch. Short drive to Indian Rocks Beach. 55+ community with clubhouse, pool, shuffleboard. Low maintenance fee. 2 cats allowed. Near Publix, Walmart Market, restaurants, banks, Walgreens, CVS, small shops. MLS#U7537384. Bremer. $39,900. INCREDIBLE OPEN WATER VIEW & DREAMY SUNSETSImmaculate 2BR/2BA condo fully remodeled and painted. Nothing was left undone, including A/C, electrical panel and hot water heater. Neutral paint and carpet. Bright, open kitchen with tile floors, newer appliances, cabinets and breakfast bar. Both baths were remodeled. Thermal pane windows and electric storm shutters. Two carports. Full size washer and dryer. Home is tastefully furnished and ready to move in. Active waterfront complex has 2 thermal heated pools, tennis courts, beach houses, putting green, fishing piers, 21 boat slip marina, fitness center with saunas and a clubhouse with social director. Walking distance to Publix, Walgreen, American Legion. The VA hospital at Bay Pines is a short drive as are the gorgeous white sand beaches. MLS#U7537664. Schroeder. $192,900. LIVE THE FLORIDA DREAMFirst floor unit with screened enclosed porch. Great waterfront complex. Walking distance to beach. Tile floors throughout with a fresh coat of paint. Condo amenities include a large clubhouse, two heated pools, billiard room, sun deck, spa, exercise room, fishing pier, and security gates. On site maintenance and management. Can be rented while you are away. Can be sold furnished. Great investment!!! MLS#U7523337. Lofgren & Ruhland. $125,000. 3BR/2BA BLVD. CLUB CONDO.First floor, end unit with great tile floors, new windows, electric hurricane shutters. Newer appliances, 16 ft. porch. Best location and view in the community. Complex freshly painted. Low monthly fees. Healthy reserves. 30 day minimum rental. 2 heated pools, tennis courts and very active community. OTHER UNITS AVAILABLE. MLS#U7521140. 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McBryant will work as a buyers specialist with Caroleanne Vorac.RE/MAX recognizes top agentsBELLEAIR RE/MAX ACR Elite Group Inc. recently recognized its top agents in the Belleair office in closed sales for the month of January. The No. 1 agent was Dorita Mayeux. The No. 2 agents were Marylou and Doug Prescott. The No. 3 agent was Karl Schroeder. Coldwell Banker announces top associatesST. PETERSBURG Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estates 66th Street office recently named its top associates for January. Daniel Porter was the listings leader. Kevin Gallagher was the sales leader. Dave and Maggie Smith were closed leaders for the month.Biz notes Pam Raymond Darrell Biggs Brittany McBryant, left, and Caroleanne Vorac.Real estate news Iorio to discuss Straight TalkST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m., at the Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd. Iorio will discuss her book Straight Talk in which she offers her talents helping organizations build strong and effective leaders. The cost is $30 for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. The first 100 to register will receive a complimentary copy of Iorios book. Call 360-6957.Landscaping company celebrates 20 yearsTREASURE ISLAND All Seasons Landscaping, 141 107th Ave., is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The business was founded in 1992 by owner Scott Moffatt and has been based in Treasure Island since 1993. All Seasons serves Pinellas County with landscaping and irrigation services, as well as pavers, palm trees, shrubs and more. The company employs 10. For more information, call 360-7522.CAI Suncoast names president-electST. PETERSBURG Cascie Rich, director of management services at Rampart Properties, was recently named president-elect for the Community Associations Institute, Suncoast Chapter. The president-elect, in the absence of the president, shall preside at all meetings and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the president or the board of directors. Rich has been in the community management profession for nearly 20 years, serving as regional manager, senior manager, on-site manager and portfolio manager. Most recently, she was named Portfolio Manager of the Year in 2011 from Rampart.Quaker Steak & Lube revamps kids menuPINELLAS PARK Quaker Steak and Lube recently revamped its Gizzard Coop Kids Program. The new program features an added initiative for the tweener age group. Changes have occurred to the menu placement, activities and the rewards program. Additionally, the chain has been recognized for its healthy dining choices. Quaker Steak and Lubes program for children is called Coops Pit Crew, named after the chains brand ambassador and mascot, Gizzard Coop. His face appears proudly on the new promotional materials associated with the refresh of this program. The program currently boasts 8,726 kid members, ages 8 and younger; and 4,289 tweener members, ages 9 to 12. Membership comes with rewards such as a welcome kit containing a Quaker Steak and Lube themed gift, a letter from Gizzard Coop, a voucher for a free kid or tweener meal, and a Frequent Member Card to the program. Frequent Member Cards earn a child a free meal after the purchase of six kid or tweener meals from previous visits.
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Here, a lone dolphin scans its watery world as much for friends as for foes.Wholly absorbed, the young beachcomber meandered and dabbled along a stretch of beach, empty, save for myself who passed by without pause or comment. Its rare to see just one person on sugar-white Florida beaches with weather this good. It reminded me of the lone dolphin that Capt. John Heidemann and I encountered one fine winter day not long ago. We were heading out of a hidden cove in our study area when the silhouette of a diving dolphin materialized in the distance. Between an adult and calf in size, it was impossible to tell whether the lone adolescent was male or female. We decided to call it Bora, a name without implication of gender. Bora systematically searched the middle of the cove where the currents had mounded a rounded mesa of sand, treacherously hidden by the guiltless surface. We ambled along its edges to stay out of Boras way. Like the lone beachcomber, its rare to find a dolphin by itself in our study area. Rarer still are days when our entire sea circuit yields just one dolphin altogether. There is one such solo dolphin day for about every 40 more fruitful surveys. Further testament to the rarity of solo dolphin days is that were twice as likely to run the entire route without finding any dolphins at all, though this too is blessedly rare at less than 4 percent of the 890 surveys weve completed to date. What a testimonial to the precious richness of our local waters! The communal nature of dolphins is so axiomatic that there are three equally accurate terms for their assemblies: pod, school, or group. Even the existence of synonyms makes a solo dolphin day distinctive in its rarity. At sea, pelagic dolphin schools number in the hundreds to tens of thousands of individual animals. In contrast, the pairs, quintets, or pods of a dozen we commonly see in the estuary are understandably modest in comparison. School sizes (vast herds versus pairs) reflect a yin yang ecological relationship between the open or closed nature of an environment and the size of animal groups that it typically supports. Wide-open spaces support gigantic groups of animals. This not only includes the colossal dolphin schools out at sea. It also includes the bison herds that thundered by for days on the American plains of old as well as todays horizon-to-horizon herds of wildebeest on African plains. In contrast, closed environments support small groups of animals. Examples of closed environments at sea, otherwise an apparent misnomer, are sections of the Intracoastal Waterways. These sinuous saltwater mazes of connected rivers, bays and canals interior of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico seaboards enable vessels to travel without entering the open sea. Their twists and turns make it difficult for large groups of animals to stay in touch, to say nothing of finding enough to eat. This is reflected in the first and second most common number of total dolphins we see per survey, five and 14, respectively. Bora was new to our photo-ID catalogue, where I categorized it with the other distinct dolphins for the small deep notch near the top of its dorsal fin, compliments of a close encounter with a shark. The notchs state of repigmentation suggested Bora had had its run-in about the time Americans were decorating their Christmas trees this recent holiday season. Shark encounters are occupational hazards that seem likely to account for the glaring rarity of lone dolphins. Safety in numbers, you know. But theyre a working example of the push-pull of competing realities, like pelicans trying to feed in a hurricane (Dolphin Watchs Over-thinking it is not thinking it over). Unlike the lone beachcomber, Bora covered a lot of ground during extended submergences as if in single-minded search. This is typical of lone dolphins this size, whose goal seems to be to eat as much as possible. Who were these lone dolphins? My guess was that solo dolphin days most likely contained adolescents like Bora, followed by big bulls. I was able to find out exactly: Thats the beauty of data! I was half-right. From 2004 to the present, there were just 22 solo dolphin days. Their occurrence is heavily seasonal: 82 percent of the loners were in fall or winter. To date, weve yet to have a solo dolphin day April-July. Their identities revealed a 2:1 ratio of babes to bulls. A lone dolphin is twice as likely to be a female as a male, something that surprised me, but about equally likely to be an adolescent like Bora and a proven female (dolphin moms). Consequently, the odds are that Bora is a female. By the way, so was the lone beachcomber who opened our story.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at daz email@example.com or visit her website 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. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Full moon should bring plenty of good fishing to the areaThis weeks full moon tides should offer anglers some good options for a variety of species. Everything from silver and speckled trout to pompano and sheepshead can be sought after on any given day. Since the opening of seatrout last month weve had consistent numbers of quality sized trout on nearly every outing, but it was the last full moon phase that really sticks out, where we saw some absolute banner days. As we approach this weeks full moon, look for these big aggregations of trout to move up shallow, especially on the late afternoon incoming tide, around most all of the spoil islands throughout the ICW. Typically, catching a pompano would be a bonus catch or maybe even considered a fluke while trout fishing, however, the past weeks weve almost come to expect it. Those same shell bottom shoals that the big seatrout prefer make for great pompano spots as well. These tasty speedsters will definitely eat a free-lined shrimp, but weve been catching far more on the jigs. Bouncing the jig right on the bottom will kick up puffs of sand that drive the pompano crazy. Silver trout fishing was spectacular this past week; easterly winds kept the near-shore waters calm allowing for perfect conditions for silver trout fishing. Targeting the beaches from Indian Rocks southward to Redington Shores, the schools of silvers were easily marked on the sonar with the most consistent depth being around 14 feet. These schools can often be huge, allowing anglers to either drift fish or anchor up and cast. Our best lure has been a Gulp! 3-inch shrimp in pearl white rigged on a quarter ounce jig head. Most of the trout have been 12 to 14 inches with the occasional 16 incher mixed in. This weeks full moon should have the sheepshead preparing to spawn. Masses of sheepshead will make their migration toward near shore structures all throughout Tampa Bay as well as reefs and rock piles just off our beaches. Also look for inland bridges and pass jetties to really start to load up with huge populations of sheepshead over the next couple of weeks. Anglers should target the sheepies with small pieces of fresh shrimp or fiddler crabs. Its always a good idea to do some chumming with some fresh barnacles that you can scrape from any of the pilings at low tide.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Briey Safe boating classes slatedMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets March 3. Other classes are set for April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices. Classes cover subjects such as navigating the waterways, operating a boat safely, legal regulations, what to do in an emergency, getting to know your boat and information you need to know before getting underway. Anyone born after January 1989 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certificate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. Experienced U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors teach all classes. For more information, visit www.a0701103.uscgaux.info/.Send us your fishing photosSEMINOLE Got a trophy catch youd like the world to see? Send us your fishing photos and they will be used in the outdoors pages of Tampa Bay Newspapers publications. Include the names of all people in the photos, home town, what type of fish it is, when it was caught, where and any other details you may choose to include. Also include a phone number in case we need additional information. Email as a jpeg attachment to email@example.com.Volunteers needed for preserve cleanup LARGO The city of Largo along with Cub Scout Pack 404 and Troop 404 will host a community cleanup Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to noon, at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE. Scouts and volunteers will help clean up waterways, remove debris, trim bushes and spruce up the park with mulch. Refreshments will be provided with a hot dog lunch following at noon. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and any garden tools they wish. A limited number of tools will be provided. For information or to sign up as a volunteer, call 586-7415.
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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 St., Clearwater Sarah Walker Womens Center, 300 Pinellas St., ClearwaterFollowing is a list of Februarysupport groups and pr esentations:Wellness Cancer Cancer Support Group (Women) Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 28, 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 Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Administration Conference Room. Look Good, Feel Better Monday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2. Luna De Pinellas Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion. Prostate Cancer Discussion Group Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital Shaffer Tower, fourth Floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Thyroid Cancer Support Group Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium B.Wellness Cardiac/circulation ICD Support Group Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Mease Dunedin Hospital. Meeting Room 3. Wellness Caregivers Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Mondays, Feb. 13 and 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Early Stage Alzheimers Support Group for Patients Mondays, Feb. 6 and 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Wellness Parenting Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, fifth floor conference room. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor conference room. Birth Center Tour Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Sarah Walker Womens Center. Birth Center Tour Sunday, Feb. 26, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Sarah Walker Womens Center. Birth Center Tour Sunday, Feb. 26, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital. Bootcamp for New Dads Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditoriums A and B. Breastfeeding Part 1 Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor conference room; fee. Breastfeeding Part 1 Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5; fee. Breastfeeding Mothers Group Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital Shaffer Tower, fifth floor classroom. Car Seat Safety Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Sarah Walker Womens Center; fee. Childbirth Preparation (two week series) Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium A and B; fee. Childbirth Preparation (half day intensive) Sunday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., Powell Cancer Center, first floor conference room; fee. Childbirth Preparation (half day intensive) Sunday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5; fee. Childbirth Preparation (half day intensive) Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5; fee. Infant/Child CPR Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditoriums A and B. Newborn Care Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5; fee.
Viewpoints 17A Beacon, February 9, 2012 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. The White House and Pentagon keep pestering me with questions about the Strait of Hormuz. What do you think we should do, Bob? What are our options? The reason Im consulted is that, as far as I know, Im one of the few weekly columnists on the west coast of Florida who has actually sailed through the Strait of Hormuz. Pretty impressive, dont you think? I steamed through the Strait early in 1952 aboard a luxury liner disguised as a U.S. Navy destroyer. We had spent the previous six months lobbing five-inch explosive shells onto the Korean peninsula, as part of U.S. foreign policy to prevent the takeover of the entire world by Communism. As you know, we succeeded, although it took the lives of 37,000 Americans to do it. On our way back to the USA my ship visited Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and the Persian Gulf, via the Strait of Hormuz. As we passed through the Strait, I had a strange dream. In it, a thick-waisted, white-haired, horny politician named Klute or Nute, something like that, was sworn in as president of the USA because of his willingness to go to war to keep the Strait under the control of rightthinking Christians and their allies. Ive often wondered what the dream meant. The first thing you may ask is, What is the meaning of the word Hormuz? Answer: Jake Hormuz was the sentry who, in 1209 A.D., warned his fellow Persians that Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes were coming to destroy all of western civilization. Sadly, no one paid any attention to Jake, and everyone died. But his descendants later honored Jake by naming a strait after him. Your next question is, What, exactly, is a strait? Answers: (A) A strait is a person who is sexually attracted to the opposite gender from what he/she is; and (B) a narrow body of water between two land masses. Why is the Strait of Hormuz important? Because so many oil tankers pass through it, on their way to refineries that manufacture lotions and skin creams to keep women of the world looking free of wrinkles. Without these oil-based beauty products, women would refuse to leave their homes, thus allowing men full control of the world and thereby screwing it up even worse than it already is. Why is Iran threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz? Because Iran is angry at the USA for opposing Irans reported attempts to develop nuclear bombs. The USA fears Iran might not be as peace loving and agreeable as other nations that possess such bombs. These serene, trustworthy nuclear nations include Russia, the USA, Great Britain, France, Pakistan, China, India and North Korea. As you know, none of these governments have ever displayed aggressiveness or instability. Add to that list the placid, conciliatory state of Israel, which is believed to own nuclear weaponry but so far hasnt used it because Israels conventional military forces are able to easily convert their enemies into sixday-old matzo balls. Lets reverse the picture: If Iran were the most powerful nation on earth and the USA wanted to join the nuclear club, would we secretly develop our own bombs, as Iran now seems to be doing? Of course not. Nor would any other country. Thats why so many governments are displeased with Iran: it is violating the gentlemanly code of decent behavior, much as our own colonial ruffians did in Boston back in 1773 when they tossed all that British tea into the harbor. Two years later they shot large holes in the backsides of British troops at Concord and Lexington. Outrageous responses, dont you think? How can Iran dare to do something as insolent as attempting to level the nuclear playing field? So what is likely to happen in the Strait of Hormuz this year? One possibility is that an Italian cruise ship will enter the strait, strike a reef, capsize and thereby block all further shipping for the next 16 years. This will cause oil and gasoline prices to skyrocket. Detroit and its auto industry will disappear. Half of the worlds people who use oil to heat their homes will freeze. And who will be blamed for all of this? Silly question. Barack Obama, of course. A more cheerful scenario is this one: A genius out in Silicon Valley will discover a method of shipping oil via email, Wi-Fi, Facebook and Twitter, rather than aboard ponderous oil tankers. This renders the Strait of Hormuz not worth worrying about. Iran goes on to develop six atomic bombs, but one night they are stolen by Israeli commandoes dressed like Buddhist monks. Iran declares war on Tibet. China invades and conquers Iran, and everyone goes home happy.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun.What to do about the Strait of Hormuz?Redington Beach no fun?Editor: Should Redington Beachs proposed new law prohibiting skateboards on public rights of way address all activity in the street: basketball, roller skating, bicycling, tricycles, hopscotch, walking, dog walking? How will you feel when your grandchildren wont visit you because Redington Shores is no fun? Trespassing is trespassing! There are already proven laws in place; report it and let the Indian Shores Police department handle it. On an economic note, The Shore Line Skate Shop is a taxpayer that has filled one of our vacant storefronts and created a few jobs. Putting them out of business is just un-American. Allen Ahern Redington ShoresUnhappy trails Editor: I have read your article, Hundreds of exotic trees removed from Pinellas Trail, and would like to add my voice with those who are displeased (mild way of putting it) with what Progress Energy is doing to the flora along our trail. As someone who enjoys walking and biking the trail, I was horrified as I watched contractors hacking down beautiful, healthy, non-invasive, trees that do not threaten the power lines in any way. If Progress Energy had a forward-looking progressive plan for Florida, perhaps they could spend their money and efforts burying the power lines. There would never be a transmission line sagging issue, we would hurricane proof our power infrastructure, and beautify our environment in the process. Joan Iannotti Redington BeachQuestions on fluoride for Pinellas ParkEditor: We are very grateful that Pinellas County Utilities, from whom Pinellas Park purchases water as a wholesale customer, no longer adds fluoride to its water supply. We would like the Pinellas Park city council and staff to consider some very important questions: Is fluoride a byproduct of nuclear waste or isnt it? Does fluoride cause teeth (and perhaps bones) to darken or turn brown or gray? Does fluoride cause hardening of the arteries or maybe even the brain? Isnt it true that any beneficial effect of fluoride for the young is far outweighed by the negative long-term effects on people and animals? Is it not true that most adults and elderly of all socioeconomic levels are affected by gum diseases by varying degrees such as gingivitis and periodontal disease not by tooth decay per se? $108,000 for one time infrastructure cost is a high price to pay for causing all Pinellas Park residents to ingest a questionable, hazardous chemical which leads to many adverse health effects over a period of time, as has already been proved in many, many cases. Also, that socalled one-time infrastructure cost could be misleading since fluoride is a corrosive chemical and those tanks would have to be replaced periodically. $71,000 is a large sum of money to pay for a hazardous chemical such as fluoride on a yearly basis, a cost that could rise annually. Will you have to add one or more persons at the utility plant whose salary/salaries would add to the total cost? We respectfully ask the council to carefully consider these facets as well as others and vote no to adding fluoride to the wonderful water supply of Pinellas County. Dawn Strickland Sharon Marth Pinellas Park Editors note: The city of Pinellas Park did later clarify that the $71,000 annual cost would include personnel. The Pinellas Park council passed a resolution on Jan. 26 authorizing the fluoridation of city water but agreed to wait until July for potential state funding.Message mutedEditor: I have always thought that Wayne Ayers was professional, objective and thorough in his reporting of political events in the Beacon. However, I was disappointed when, in his article in the Feb. 2 edition of the Beacon, he characterized my comments to the Madeira Beach Commission during a recent meeting as offering a long list of complaints against the commissions actions. In truth I feel my criticisms did not constitute a long list as suggested. I stated I felt first the board acted too often in their own self-interests and not in the interest of the residents of MB. Second I criticized the board for actions that resulted in the loss of over 125 years of municipal administrative experience that had served our city well and third that the boards actions amounted to micro management of city affairs when their concern should be macro managing. In view of the commissions actions I would consider this a short list. My real concern is that those reading the article will come away with the opinion my message was negative. Had the article gone on to comment on the positive aspects I am sure they would see my presentation more clearly and have a better grasp of what I hoped to accomplish. I suggested the commission begin looking outside the box as a way to make MB a better place to live and that this is what the citizens had in mind when they elected them. This is what leaders do. They know the wheels are in motion to take care of tomorrow and next week leaving them free to plan for next year and five and 10 years from now. I suggested examples of what they should be thinking about and planning for. I mentioned taking steps to bring natural gas lines into the neighborhood offering residents less expensive and cleaner fuel. I suggested looking for ways to encourage a new conduit system for delivering utilities before the existing system crumbles. I suggested development of a comprehensive park development plan to take advantage of the wonderful resources available to us. I realize Wayne referred to my negative comments only as a means to illustrate the fact I had not criticized the recent hiring of the new city manager, which he viewed as a positive. However, by using this example, he tended to mute my message. Robert Shaw Madeira BeachPreserve the BiltmoreEditor: If the town of Belleair is to maintain its historic status, then the coliseum of Belleair (Belleview Biltmore Hotel) must be preserved and restored at all costs. You, the citizens of Belleair, must be vigilant and stern in your perseverance to thwart all attempts to alter the historic designation of the hotel and its grounds. It is the Belleview Biltmore site that makes the town unique an outstanding location to reside in and retain its place among all the historic sites throughout the United States of America. Citizens of Belleair, it is your duty to maintain Belleairs place in the historical archives of our county, state and country. Your voice must be heard and adhered to by the towns officials who are elected to do your bidding. A. Vacca Belleair Years ago a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie Waynes World had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles. For instance, early in the film, Wayne says: Shyeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt! The Spanish subtitles read: Yes, when judgment day comes. Needless to say, something was lost in translation. This, in a nutshell, is Mitt Romneys biggest problem. A late immigrant to conservatism, Romney doesnt speak the language naturally. He shares traits with both Al Gore, whose stiffness bordered on the animatronic, and George H.W. Bush, whose contempt for the song-and-dance of elections was transparent. Gore tried to compensate for his inadequacies by shouting, like an ugly American who thinks a foreigner will understand him if he only talks louder. Bush fell back on recitations of patriotic slogans and the generosity of providence that delivered Michael Dukakis as an opponent. Romney hasnt cracked the problem yet. He speaks conservatism as a second language, and his mastery of the basic grammar of politics is often spotty as well. The examples at this point are beyond numerous enough to establish that most toxic of media fixations: a narrative. Journalists like typecasting politicians. Sarah Palin could announce shes solved pi to the last digit and reconciled all of the inconsistencies in the TV show Lost, and the New York Times would still call her an idiot. Gore could kill a man in a bar fight with a broken pool cue, and hed still be a cold fish. Many conservatives argue that Romneys stiffness is a superficial objection, and that hes a solid conservative who can appeal to moderates and independents. Other conservatives think Romneys lack of fluency is a real problem, not because it proves hes faking his conservatism but because it would put him at a severe disadvantage in the general election in the same way authentic but stiff liberals like Gore and John Kerry suffered from their inability to comfortably interface with carbon-based life. And others simply think Romneys a big faker. Its this last group of anti-Romney holdouts Id like to address. First, let me say: I feel your pain. The Tea Party arose in no small part out of a delayed allergic reaction to the rhetorical and, to a lesser extent, policy problems of George W. Bushs presidency and the deep resentment that came with having to vote for John McCain in 2008. These disappointments were visited upon the conservative base by something the naysayers (often problematically) call the Republican establishment. After what seems like an eternity under Obama, and with the raised expectations from the Tea Partys earlier successes, conservatives are extremely reluctant to settle or compromise simply on the say-so of the establishment. For good reasons and bad, Romney seems like a compromise. And no matter how begrudgingly a conservative comes to accept the reality of Romneys nomination, the diehards immediately proclaim any support for Romney to be proof of membership in the establishment. In fact, it seems like the best definition of a Republican establishment member these days is simply someone who has made peace with his disappointment prematurely. Let me try to offer some solace. Even if Romney is a Potemkin conservative (a claim I think has merit but is also exaggerated), there is an instrumental case to be made for him: It is better to have a president who owes you than to have one who claims to own you. A President Romney would be on a very short leash. A President Gingrich would probably chew through his leash in the first 10 minutes of his presidency and wander off into trouble. If elected, Romney must follow through for conservatives and honor his vows to repeal ObamaCare, implement Rep. Paul Ryans agenda, and stay true to his pro-life commitments. Moreover, Romney is not a man of vision. He is a man of duty and purpose. He was told to fix health care in ways Massachusetts would like. He was told to fix the 2002 Olympics. He was told to create Bain Capital. He did it all. The man does his assignments. In this light, voting for Romney isnt a betrayal, its a transaction. No, thats not very exciting or reassuring for those whod sooner see monkeys fly out their nethers than compromise again. But such a bargain may just be necessary before judgment day comes.Jonah Goldberg is editor-at-large of National Review Online and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You can write to him in care of this newspaper or by email at JonahsColumn@aol.com, or via Twitter @Jon ahNRO.Making a case for Mitt Romney 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.com Publisher/President: Dan Autrey firstname.lastname@example.org Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli email@example.com Retail Advertising Manager: Jay Rey firstname.lastname@example.org Classied Advertising Manager: Shelly Fournier email@example.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.orgProduction Manager: David Brown email@example.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter firstname.lastname@example.org Seminole/Beach Beacon: Bob McClure email@example.com Largo Leader/Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.org Belleair/Beach Bee: Chary Southmayd email@example.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl firstname.lastname@example.org Pinellas Park Beacon: Juliana A. 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18A Sports Beacon, February 9, 2012 ObituariesRecognizing that some readers wish to share the life and loss of a loved one with the community, Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries in our weekly papers. The deadline for submitting obituary information is 9 a.m. on Monday, for that weeks papers. Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers. Obituary information should include: full name, age, city and date of death. You may also choose to include the names of living and/or predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or activities that they participated in. If you wish to include the name of the funeral home handling arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly publication and the paper may publish after the services have taken place. For further information, including cost, please call Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563, or you can submit your information through our Web site, www.TBNweekly.com, or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.80510 Providing quality healthcare to the Seminole/Largo communities for over 35 years. A 2nd generation of physicians, Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Convenient Locations to Better Serve You. Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404East Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 www.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. 060211Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE Pinellas Internal Medicine Associatesis proud to WelcomeDr. Sarah Digby, D.O.Providing personal and professional care, Specializing in Adult Medicine for patients age 18 and older.Now Accepting New PatientsWe accept Medicare, Preferred Care, Universal and All Major Insurances. Affiliated with Morton Plant, Largo Medical and Northside Hospitals. Pinellas Internal Medicine Associates 727-544-83008130 66th Street North, Suite 1 Pinellas Park112411 e-edition.TBNweekly.com(Requires one time FREE Registration)Get Them All ... Online Alabama-bound Photo by BOB McCLURENorthside Christian School cross-country standout Katelyn Greenleaf, third from left, signs an NCAA national letter of intent Feb. 2 to attend the University of Alabama where she will compete for the Crimson Tide. Greenleaf finished third last fall in the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet in Dade City with a 5K time of 18 minutes, 33.86 seconds. During her seven-year career at Northside, Greenleaf has garnered 15 medals at the state meet and been named the Tampa Bay Times Runner of the Year four times. She chose Alabama over Florida, Sout h Carolina, Auburn and Clemson. From left are sister Gabby Greenleaf, father Barry Greenleaf, Katelyn and mother Katie Greenleaf. Photos by JIM LAYFIELDAbove: Seminole High Schools Alex Glunt drives toward the net in the Class 4A-Region 3 girls soccer final against Cape Coral Ida Baker Jan. 31 at Seminole. Ida Baker defeated Seminole 1-0 in double overtime. Below: Seminoles Jordyn Turner takes a shot at the net.Girls soccer action
Community 19A Beacon, February 9, 2012 CAMP FREEDOM HOLINESS CHURCH Matt. 11:28 6980 54th Ave. North, St. PetersburgTraditional Worship in a family atmosphere and all are welcome to attend!Sunday 10am and 6pmWednesday Bible Study &Youth Service 7:30pmPastor Randy Tolley 727-545-3690 112411 Church And Temple DirectoryS020912 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: email@example.com Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregationb b71411 FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCHA Congregational Christian Church, everyone welcome 152 TreasureIsland Causeway Treasure IslandNorth of ClockTower 398-6342 Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.Come Back to ChurchSunday School 9:15 a.m. WORSHIP 10:00 a.m.Pastor J. Michael Hargrave010512 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST6245 Seminole Blvd., (Alt. 19), Seminole 392-1406Reading Room Sunday 10 A.M. Wed. 7 P.M.SUNDAY SERVICE..........................................10:30 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL...........................................10:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY TESTIMONY MEETING.............7:30 P.M.80510 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706Rev. Dr. Armand L. Weller, Senior Pastor Come and worship. 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Gail Quail, MSN, A.R.N.P.-C UNITED METHODIST CHURCH13400 Park Blvd. Seminole, FL 33776Join us on Wednesdays 10:30am-Noon or 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Oakhurst United Methodist ChurchCall to register 727-391-4769GriefShare Recovery Support Group -Your Journey from Mourning to Joy 020912 Engagements, Anniversaries Engagements, AnniversariesSammarco-Jemenez Jillian Sammarco and Raul Antonio Jemenez, both of Dunedin, will be married in the fall of 2013. 40th anniversary Glen and Wendy Edwards of Largo will celebrate their 40th anniversary Feb. 29. Glen and Wendy were married on Feb. 29, 1972. They are high school sweethearts from Ohio. The couple spent some time in Florida early on in their marriage and made the move to Florida about 30 years ago. They enjoy spending most of their free time with their family, friends and four grandchildren. They also love going for rides together on their Harley-Davidson and taking walks with their dog Jackson.Briey Knights hold Roaring Twenties NightLARGO The Knights of Columbus celebrates its second annual Roaring Twenties Night Saturday, Feb. 18, 6 to 11 p.m., at St. Patricks Catholic Church, 2121 16th Ave. SW. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7. Each dinner includes a salad, garlic bread and sausage. The music of the 1920s will be provided. For tickets, call Ron Klemm at 804-4804 or John Scozzafva at 422-3753.Clerk plans Valentines Day weddingCLEARWATER Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court announced he will be hosting a group wedding at the picturesque Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo on Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. This is the sixth year the Clerks Office has hosted this event, which has become a county tradition. The Florida Botanical Gardens provides the perfect setting for this very special day for the couples, said Burke. The Clerk has waived the normal $30 fee to perform the marriage. Standard marriage license fees will still apply. The number of couples may be limited due to space. In order to be eligible to register to participate in the 2012 wedding event, application for a marriage license must have been made by Dec. 19, and on or before Feb. 10. For more information call 464-3008.
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesBeacon Section B February 9, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com This weeks top five This weeks top events Penn & Teller Friday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets range from $36.50 to $56.50. Call 892-5767 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.themahaffey.com or ticketmaster.com. For 35 years Penn & Teller have defied labels and at times physics and good taste by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours and Emmy-winning television specials, comedys only team show no signs of slowing down. With an amazing six wins, including 2011s Las Vegas Magicians of the Year, their 10-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest running and mostbeloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip. Their acclaimed Showtime series, Penn & Teller: BS! has been nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longestrunning series in the history of the network. The show tackles the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water. Their newest television venture, Penn & Teller Tell A Lie premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2011. Greg Proops Friday, Feb. 10, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Tickets are $35 plus service charge. Call 367-4511 or visit theclubti.com. Proops is best known for his participation in the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway. He also has appeared on Drew Careys Green Screen Show and Drew Careys Improv-A-Ganza. He has established himself as a lightning-witted comedic sharpshooter. In addition to improv, Proops also has lent his voice to a number of films and television shows such as Tim Burtons The Nightmare before Christmas, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Bob the Builder and Nickelodeons True Jackson, VP. Described as unpredictable and utterly unorthodox, Proops will bring his show off his improv skills in the clubs intimate setting for one night only. contain it!, Trashy Treasures and Eat This!, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The DFAC will host a triple-header of events including contain it!, in which hand-selected artists rework the interior of PODS containers; and Trashy Treasures, a fabulous art garage sale. New this year is Eat This!, featuring a variety of food trucks selling enticing cuisine. Participating in the food truck rally will be Ballers Traveling Bistro, FoodeeZ Mobile Catering, La Creperia Caf with crepes to go, Michelle Faedos On The Go, Tamales and South Of The Border and Wicked Wiches. The annual fringe arts festival will will kick off Friday, Feb. 10, with a party and silent auction, at the center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Admission is $5. The exhibition will be open to the public Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For event information, call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. The Daedalus Quartet Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets range from $20 to $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The Daedalus Quartet will bring the ethereal beauty of Shubert balanced with a contemporary piece that demonstrates the broad range of this ensembles virtuosity. Winner of Lincoln Centers Martin E. Segal Award and Chamber Music Americas Guarneri String Quartet Award, Daedalus has assured its place among todays string ensembles. Other events scheduled include: Clearwater The Exhibiting Society of Artist s exhibit, through Feb. 29, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 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 allmedia 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 By LEE CLARK ZUMPEPINELLAS PARK The Local Revolt Music Series will roll out some of the Tampa Bay areas hottest bands on Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and the music will start at noon. The rain-or-shine outdoor event will include performances by 10 local bands coming together to create a full day of music. Between sets, DJ XL and comedian Lou Angelwolf will keep the audience entertained. There will be 10 of the best local bands within 100 miles of Tampa performing, said Reyna Martin, event coordinator. The band lineup is as follows: The Surfin Raccoons noon to 12:40 p.m. Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1 to 1:40 p.m. UNRB 2 to 2:40 p.m. Rock n Chair Band 3 to 3:40 p.m. Santino 4 to 4:40 p.m. 10th Concession 5 to 5:40 p.m. The Jeremy Thomas Band 6 to 6:40 p.m. Consinity 7 to 7:40 p.m. Khora 8 to 8:40 p.m. The August Name 9 to 10 p.m. Headlining the show will be The August Name Based in St. Petersburg, this alternative rock outfit blends a variety of musical styles and influences to forge a distinctive sound. Members include Ryan McGibbeny on vocals; Evander Lipps, drums; Dacian Miron, guitar; J.J. Faustino, guitar; and Mike Daniel, bass. Hailing from Seminole, The Surfin Raccoons play blues, classic rock and surf music. This self-described easy-going, flexible party band has been around since 1985. As with any veteran band, there have been personnel changes over the years but the five current members have been together for more than a decade. According to their website, Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso play guttercalypso a veritable gumbo of styles including calypso, punk, ska, reggae, rock steady, tropical and rock. Tampa-based, the band routinely serves up energetic and dynamic live performances featuring steel drum, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, drums, bass, guitar and even kazoos on occasion. In 2009, Johnny Cakes released their first full length album Rise of theA Local Revolt The August Name will headline the Local Revolt Music Series Feb. 11, a festival at England Brothers Park featuring local bands. Pink Flamingos. The album was recorded at Audio Impact Studios in Clearwater. UNRB, a seven-piece band from St. Petersburg, features some rather unorthodox instrumentation including an electric ukulele. Musically, UNRB finds inspiration in a wide variety of genres including ska, rock, funk, blues, jazz, reggae, polka and classical. They boast a powerful horn section and their live shows are described as high energy performances supported by an electrifying stage presence.In 2011, UNRB toured throughout Florida, played several UNRB will be one of the local bands featured during the Local Revolt Music Series. See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4B See FESTIVAL, page 4B Looking ahead Looking ahead www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comThe Power of Knowledge ... 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2B Just for Fun Beacon, February 9, 2012 31st Annual Doll & Bear Show & SaleSat., Feb. 18, 9am-3pmHoneywell Minn Reg Bldg., 6340 126th Ave. N., Largo Between U.S. 19 N. & 66th St. N.Admission $4. Children under 5 Free.Dolls, Bears & Miniatures. Doll Repairs & Appraisals Available. Door Prizes & Rafes.(727) 347-7556 020912 10799 PARKBLVD., SEMINOLESEMINOLEBONELESSWINGSNLB LIVEVIA SATELLITE HAPPYHOURMON.-SAT. 4-7 Come EnjoySeminolesNew Angus Burger New Lunch Menu Starting at $4.99 Kids Game Room Kids Eat Free Every Tuesday with Adult 011912 Now Hiring Experienced Servers LUNCH COUPON11am-4pm Mon.-Fri. onlyBuy One Get One of equal or less value 1/2 OFFwith the purchase of two beverages.Includes: sandwiches, salads, wraps, & baskets only. Does not include combos and specials. Dine-in only. 0105127676 131st Street N. 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Valentines Specials Shrimp &Sirloin $1995 per personorSurf &Turf $2695per personper couple 010512 727-584-5888776 Missouri Avenue, Largo FREE APPETIZER Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf Beef Tips over Garlic Mashed Flounder Francese Fish and Chips Applewood Bacon Wrapped Main Street Sirloin Black and Blue Mulberry Street Steak and ShrimpDaily Specials $3 Happy Hour All DayAt Bar Only Wells, House Wine16oz Drafts $2.50 Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Ballas Red OPEN 3:30pm Everyday Waterfront Patio Coconut Shrimp Chicken Alfredo Cheese Ravioli Lasagna Classico020912Excluding Holidays Buy 1 dinner get 2nd 1/2 Off w/purchase of 2 beverages. Max value $10. Excludes early birds, holidays or any other offer. Exp. 2-15-12. Coupon required.50%OFF DinnerSun.-Thurs. All Day Fri. & Sat. until 6pm$850FROM RESERVE NOW FOR VALENTINES DAYRESERVE NOW FOR VALENTINES DAY RESERVE NOW FOR VALENTINES DAY RESERVE NOW FOR VALENTINES DAY Five Steak Dinners$1195EACH Trappmans Fresh Florida Lobster Tails$17.99 lb. Fla. Fresh Large Shrimp$10.99 lb. Large Stone Crab$18.99 lb. Fla. Fresh Jumbo Shrimp$13.99 lb. Medium Stone Crab$12.99 lb.11055 Seminole Blvd. 392-2700 OPEN 9am-6pm Mon.-Sat. 020212J&KSEAFOOD SHACK Fla. Fresh Grouper$15.99lb. 012612Smoke FreeSmoke Free Bingo Starts with Early Birds @ 6:30 starting at $3.25 Regular Games Start @ 7:15 starting at $7.50 Please bring canned goods to serve the needyJACKPOT PAYS UP TO$250Seminole Elks Lodge #251910717 Seminole Blvd.WEDNESDAY NIGHT GOOD PAYOFFSALL PAPER GAMES February 9, 2012CapricornDecember 22 January 19Beliefs are challenged left and right. Steer clear of the debate, Capricorn, unless youre prepared to stake a claim and back it up. A deadline is extended.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Adventure beckons. Dont back down, Aquarius. A change in venue poses new challenges. Creative solutions are at hand. A new do inspires a new wardrobe.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Look out world! Here comes Pisces. There is nothing you cant accomplish this week. Take advantage of every opportunity to add to your repertoire.AriesMarch 21 April 19Whoa, Aries. Dont you have enough on your plate? Do you really think you can take on another task and complete it to satisfaction?TaurusApril 20 May 20Time to shift gears, Taurus. What works for you doesnt work for another and you must look for an alternative solution. It isnt far from hand.GeminiMay 21 June 21The call to volunteer is strong. Break out of your shell, Gemini, and go for it. A road of activities will entail, and your light will shine brighter and brighter at each turn.CancerJune 22 July 22Your skill set sharpens with some sorely needed training. Your finances perk up with some tweaking of the budget. Way to go, Cancer!LeoJuly 23 August 22A young friend urges you to go green. Before you dismiss the idea, Leo, consider the impact it will have on your bottom line. A few pennies saved now will make for a big surplus later.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Forget it, Virgo. You went to that well one too many times. A trusted friend stomps into territory they shouldntlet them know gingerly.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Give a little, Libra, and that noose around your neck will loosen significantly. The drama plays out at home, and you have that special someone to thank.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Rats, Scorpio. Your idea pans. Not to worry. Youll have a better one next time. The race begins to complete a home improvement project.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21The torture comes to an end, as a major project wraps up. Take everyone out to celebrate, Sagittarius. A change in guard gives you reason to be hopeful. Across1. Hastily made devices (2 wds) 8. Low relief enamel on ceramic 15. 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Entertainment 3B Beacon, February 9, 2012 5800 Seminole Blvd. Seminole Open: Mon.-Sat. 9:00-6:00 727-391-0600Were Back!New Name ... Same Location!011212 Fresh Citrus Juice Famous Orange Swirl Ice Cream Salt Water Taffy Indian River Citrus Garden Fresh Produce Fresh Cut Fruit Sections We Ship Plant City Strawberries HA VE ARRIVED! 020912Again Book Our New Party Room for your Event! Valentine Specials! Make Your Reservation Early! 8701 Seminole Blvd. 727-393-7616 screwielouiesbarandgrille.comScrewie Louies Porpoise Pub BBQ PASTA TUNA GROUPER BURGERS CUBANSSHRIMP CUBANS PASTA BURGERS BBQ STEAKSVOTED BEST BREAKFAST OPEN 7am 99 Breakfast ItemsVoted Best Happy Hour 8am-6pm FISH FRY $6.99BOSTON HADDOCK IS BACK THURSDAY 5-9pm HAPPY HOUR TILL 9pm STEAKS BBQ MUSSELS PASTA 020912LIVE MUSICwww.screwielouies.netThe Original South Beach Bar & Grille14705 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach727-954-3402 Cash Only ATM Inside LIVE BANDS Wednesday, Friday, Satur day & SundayLADIES NIGHT Tue.& Wed. $1 Off Everything after 8 Thursday Happy Hour All Day & All Night Sunday FREE BUFFET 1pm 7pm Sunday Breakfast Buffet w/Drink 9am-Noon $5 Happy Hour, 7 Days, 11am 8pm$1.75Domestic $2Wells $1Drafts$8 Buckets-8pm to 10pm Everyday (Bud-Bud Lite-Miller Lite-Coors Lite) Jager Bomb Nites M.T.W. $4 After 8pmRibs Wings BurgersBBQ Steaks Chicken SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5 BASKETS OF CHEER RAFFLES TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW $10 (ONE WINNER EVERY QUARTER). PLUS GIVEAWAYS, GAMES & PRIZES, GREAT FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS!VALENTINESDINNER 2 FOR$19.95Feb. 18 Crawfish Boil 4-8pm $10 pp all-you-can-eatFeb. 18, Noon-5 Benefit Pet Pals Live Music Bring your PetSUN. $4 DRINK OF THE DAY $5 GRILL MENU 7-11PM WED. LIVE MUSIC 4-7PM PEG DOLAN THURS. LIVE MUSIC BILLY GRIFFITHS 4-7PM HAPPY HOUR TILL 9PM $6.99 FISH FRY 5-9PMFRI. & SAT. AFTER 10PM LATE NIGHT SAMPLER $9.99 St. Pete Bagel Co.Since 1987 Fresh N.Y., Kosher Bagels 36+ Donut Flavors Paninis, Sandwiches & Coffee A Fresh Local Alternative to Big Chains11987 Indian Rocks Road Largo 727.286.6145FREE1/2 lb. of Cream Cheese w/purchase of 6 BagelsVALIDLARGOLOCATIONONLY EXPIRES2/29/12.www.StPeteBagelCo.com VOTED BEST BAGELS IN TAMPA BAY IN 2011 020212 020912 401 Second Street Indian Rocks Beach(Just off Gulf Blvd., in the Holiday Inn Harbourside)727-595-8356Home of IRB Boat Rental 020912 Friday All-You-Can-Eat Grouper Fish Fry$13.95Enjoy Waterfront Romance!Party inside or on the deck!Live Entertainment Twin Lobster T a ils $26.95 Lobster Tail & Filet $28.95 This Valentines Day .... Bringem to Crabbys for a Good Time and Great Meal!Grouper Oscar Florida Lobster Filet Oscar Large Lobster Tail Lots of Specials for that Special Sweetheart! EAT more FISH! 2912 Oysters on the Half Shell401 Gulf Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach 727-595-4825Crabbybills.com $5 OFFBottles of Premium WinesFebruary 9-14 416 1st Street Indian Rocks BeachIn the red brick building next to Crabby Bills 727-593-2808020912Tuesday-Saturday 4-10pmCrabby BillsCreative Chefs & Unique Sushi Selections $5 OFFPurchase of $20 or More.Expires 02-18-12 On orders received after 6pm OnlyPERFECT FOR VALENTINES DAY Complimentary Flowers & Glass of House Wine for Couples on Feb. 14 Opening this weekDwayne Johnson visits The Mysterious Island while Star Wars returns to big screen in 3-D Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandGenre: Action, adventure, science fiction and fantasy Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristin Davis Director: Brad Peyton Rated: PG The new 3-D family adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island begins when 17-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from tracking the signal to its source, Seans new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest that will take them first to the South Pacific, and then to a place few people have ever seen. Or lived to tell about. Its a place of stunning beauty, strange and threatening life forms, volcanoes, mountains of gold and more than one astonishing secret. Together with Gabato (Luis Guzmn), the only helicopter pilot willing to risk the trip, and Gabatos beautiful, strong-willed daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone human inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island underwater and bury its treasures forever, in this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit Journey to the Center of the Earth.Safe HouseGenre: Thriller and action Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard and Vera Farmiga Director: Daniel Espinosa Rated: R Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the CIAs most dangerous traitor, who stuns the intelligence community when he surfaces in South Africa. When brutal mercenaries attack the safe house to which hes remanded, a rookie (Reynolds) is forced to help him escape. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protg, the young operative finds his morality tested and idealism shaken. Now, they must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. Legendary spy Tobin Frost (Washington) has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIAs ever trained, the brilliant ex-intelligence officer has betrayed assets and sold military codes to enemies of the state since he turned. From aiding splinter cells to trading incendiary secrets to the highest bidder, the damage hes done to the U.S. is immeasurable. Now, Frost is back on See OPENING, page 4B
4B Entertainment Beacon, February 9, 2012 Monday Dance 1:30-4:30pm Wednesday, Bingo 7:00pm Join the Fun Friday, Feb. 10 Ray Curtiss Saturday, Feb. 11 Private Party (Hall Closed)FRIDAY FISH FRY 4:30 till 7:00pm $7.00 Fried, Blackened or Grilled with fries, slaw & dinner rollLunch Tues.-Fri. 11:30am 2:30pmSundays: River City Banjo Band, 7-9:30pm Legion Membership Required For AlcoholValentines Dinner/Dance $8 Feb. 11th 6pm (Tickets Only. Private Party, Members Only)020912 393-45007700 Starkey Road Seminole Use our convenient pickup windowAll Items Made Fresh Dailywww.FortunatosItalianPizzeria.com Full Catering Menu 2 Large Cheese 16 Pizzaswith Salad$2395With Salad & Garlic Knots012612With Salad & Garlic Knots Full Catering Menu AvailableFresh Salads, Baked Dishes, Wings and Dessert Trays. We will cater all of your events. 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Expires 02-29-12www.thaiam2.com $1 SUSHIEVERY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY020912 020212$3995 $3495 $2795 $1995After 3pm Twilight Special Before 11am After 11am After 1pm Restaurant & LoungeLIVE ENTERTAINMENTTues. Sun. Inside and Out Outside Music from 1-10pm Piano Bar Inside Nightly Happy Hour 8am to 6pmCelebrating26 Years!Home of TheAll-YouCan-Eat Fish FryFull BreakfastMenu 8am Tues.-Sun. 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach727-595-1320 www .jdsrestaurant.com020912 LUNCH BASKETSEVERYDAY NOON-4PM 13 to choose from $6.75 $7.50served with Cole Slaw & French FriesEARLY BIRDSEVERYDAY NOON-6PM 16 to choose from $7.75 $9.25Served with Soup, Salad or Slaw & Choice of sideBring Your Sweetie For A Good Time! Open 7am-9pm Every Day14400 Walsingham Road Largo 727-595-4500011912 $7.99Monday & Tuesday FREE Slice of Fruit Pie w/any lunch or dinner entreWednesday ALL DAY1/2 lb. Sirloin SteakHouse, Greek, or Caesar salad, choice of potato and dessert.Breakfast Specials $3.95$10.95Thursday4pm-ClosePrime Rib$9.95Friday Rockys Fabulous Fish Fry is now Heart Healthy! Featuring BROILED HADDOCKBroiled Haddock, hush puppies, french fries, corn on the cob, cole slaw.8oz. 7-11am Mon.-Fri. only 3 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon or Sausage or 2 Eggs, 1/2 Order Biscuits & Gravy, 2 Bacon or Sausage3 Egg Omeletwith potatoes or grits, toast or biscuit.7-11am Everyday House, Greek, or Caesar salad, choice of potato or vegetable.4pm-Close The Garden Club500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg Learn to dance in one night! Yes, one night is all it takes to learn a few basic moves to get you dancing. The only social way to keep fit. No complicated footwork. Bring along anyone you know who would love to dance and has never given it a try-they will be surprised at what they can achieve. Every Thursday Night 7:30-10:30pmNormal Admission $10 (Full evening 7:30-10pm)First Night Special TasterStarting Thursday 9th February 20127:30 to 9:30pm only$8(cash only) 2912New to Tampa Bay Modern Jive! large-scale festivals and recorded a self-titled EP. Though theyve been at it for more than a decade, members of St. Petersburgs Rock n Chair Band consider the group a work in progress. The band blends funk, rock, blues, tribal and world music into a unique sound. Boasting professional musicians with pure passion for improvisation and substance over style, on stage the band delivers hard-hitting roots music. Santino embraces all aspects of his music: He is producer, musician, songwriter and vocalist. Everything you hear in my music is me, Santino writes on his MySpace page. The guitar, keys, bass, drums, all the writing, the singing and rapping I am the true definition of an artist. The name 10th Concession is derived from the name of the street where Ian and Evan Koteles father lived as a child in Canada. Originally an acoustic duo, the brothers have been writing, recording and performing together since 2002. In 2007, Evan graduated high school and moved to Tallahassee and Ian relocated to Nashville to pursue a career in music. The two continue to exchange song ideas online and, when Ian was introduced to a wellknown producer, the brothers reunited and began to work on their first full-length album as 10th Concession. The brothers soon welcomed Matt Brady, a multi-instrumentalist; and David Daniels, drummer, rounding out the band. 10th Concession now performs throughout the Southeastern United States. The Jeremy Thomas Band is helmed by veteran Tampa Bay musician Jeremy Thomas. Thomas, lead singer, is joined by Sean Colpoys, bass; and Casey Grillo, drums, to form a power trio known for exhilarating renditions of both classic hits and modern rockers. Consinity came to be in 2005. A hard-rocking addition to the Tampa Bay area heavy metal scene, the band has performed on the main stage at the Central Florida Music Festival and has appeared with internationally known touring bands such as Crossfade, Psychostick and Soulidium. With their prog-metal stylings, the bands repertoire embraces everything from thrash metal to meditative power ballads. Hailing from Largo, the four-piece rock group Khora was the winner of the 97X Next Big Thing 11 local band search. Band members include Reed Skahill, lead singer; James Palmer, lead guitar; Travis Young, drums; and Taylor Gilchrist, bass. Formed in early 2011, Khoras hgh-energy performances have already made them local favorite. Attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers will not be permitted in the park. Admission costs $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Suncoast Hospice. Tickets are available online at www.ticketweb.com and www.ticketmaster.com. This is a come and go as you please show, Martin said. Where else can you get 10 bands with 10 hours of music? Thats only $2 a band, she added. After the show, there will be an after party beginning at 10 p.m., at The Ale & The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The Ale & The Witch features more than 30 American craft brews on tap. For event information, visit www.thelocalrevolt.net. FESTIVAL, from page 1Bthe grid with the most explosive Intel hes ever gotten his hands on. For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A housekeeper who aspires to be a full-fledged case officer, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant hes had proves to be the most dangerous operative he will ever cross, Weston readies for duty. As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries in brutal pursuit of Frost come and level Westons safe house. Barely escaping, the veteran spy and untested captor must discover whether their attackers were sent by terrorists or by someone on the inside. With only hours left to get Frost to the next safe house, Weston must figure out who he can trust before he and the worlds most skillful assassin are both eliminated. The VowGenre: Drama Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman and Jessica Lange Director: Michael Sucsy Rated: PG-13 Paige and Leo (Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum) are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange), and an ex-fianc (Scott Speedman) she may still have feelings for. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom MenaceGenre: Science fiction, action and adventure Cast: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ray Park, Ahmed Best and Ian McDiarmid Director: George Lucas and Roger Christian Rated: PG Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox present the 3-D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3-D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the sagas most stunning and spectacular sequences from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. Supervised by Industrial Light and Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions. Naboo, a peaceful planet governed by the young, elusive, but wise Queen Amidala (Portman), is being threatened by the corrupt Trade Federation, puppets of an evil Sith lord and his terrifying apprentice, Darth Maul (Park). The seemingly benevolent Senator Palpatine (McDiarmid) is chief advisor to the queen, though there are suspicions surrounding him. Jedi knights Qui-Gon Jinn (Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) are called on to intervene in the trade disputes. Along the way, they acquire an apprentice of their own in the form of young prodigal Anakin Skywalker (Lloyd). They also encounter Jar Jar Binks (Best), a goofy, lizard-like creature who has been banished from his underwater world for his clumsiness. When the Trade Federation launches an attack on Naboo, the queen and her allies must battle hordes of robot troopers while Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan face off against the sinister Darth Maul.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Chico & RitaGenre: Foreign, musical and romance Cast: Mario Guerra, Limara Meneses and Eman Xor Oa Director: Ignacio Martnez de Pisn and Fernando Trueba Not rated Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba and Spains legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion, and heartbreak. Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valds, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others.In DarknessGenre: Drama Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Frmann, Maria Schrader and Herbert Knaup Director: David F. Shamoon Not rated From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the towns sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Sochas conscience. The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as these men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger. OPENING, from page 3Bduring scheduled performances. For information, call Gayle DeCoste at 474-3386. Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, through Feb. 26, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 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.earlybirddinnerthe atre.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?Dunedin Outdoor art show Sunday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pioneer Park, on the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue in downtown Dunedin. The Creative Artists Guild Inc. of Dunedin will be having an outdoor art show in downtown Dunedin. Visit www.creative-artists -guild.com. The seventh annualSaints and Sinners Ball Saturday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m., at the Conmy Center, Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. This years theme will be Moulin Rouge. The event will feature a gourmet buffet, top-shelf bars and a richly decorated atmosphere that aims to depict the ever-famous Moulin Rouge. Attendees also may indulge in gaming tables or participate in live and silent auctions as well as a 50/50 raffle. Entertainment will include the swanky sounds of Clearwaters own The Black Honkeys. Individual tables start at $1,250. Individual seating is available for $125. For ticket reservations or more information, call 7386159 or visit www.thesaintsandsinners.com. Gulfport Ars Erotica art event, Sunday, Feb. 12, noon, in Gulfports Artists Alley off 29th Avenue South at Beach Boulevard. The Schork-Munsell Studio will celebrate St. Valentines Day with its first group show, Ars Erotica. In collaboration with neighboring artists Owen Pach Glass and Victory Body Art, Jonathan Schork and Ciara Carinci will be transforming their end of Gulfports Artists Alley into a complete arts event. Starting at noon, the Artists Alley Cooperative will be offering foundry and smithing demonstrations as well as a full inventory of blown glass at Owen Pach Glass; a collection of erotic and romantic art in photographs, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and other media by a varied stable of participating artists. There also will be body painting by Victoria Wenner. Live music is expected in the evening, and light snacks and refreshments will be offered until supplies run out. Call Jonathan Schork at 305-304-3018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 1B
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