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VIEWPOINTSTom GermondAlas, alas. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. ceases printing its books. ... Page 13A. Features Business . . . . . . . . .11-12A Classieds . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . . .15A County . . . . . . . . . . .2-6A Entertainment . . . . . . .1, 3, 8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . .14, 16A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .9A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .10A The Beaches . . . . . . . . .7-8A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .13A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising COUNTYManatee rescue has happy endingAgents of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found a mother manatee entangled in a crab trap line at the mouth of Allens Creek. Her two calves were nearby. The agents were able to cut the line to the trap, but the line was so embedded in her flipper that they were unable to cut it and the Styrofoam buoy away. Fortunately, the agents were able to rescue the manatee. ... Page 2A.INSIDENourishment may cost beach cityCounty Administrator Bob LaSala is saying Bellleair Beach may be billed for an estimated $200,000 the county is expected to lose in reimbursement from the state because the city is not meeting the public parking regulations on its south end. Then again, LaSala also indicated the city may not be charged with that expense. Meantime, the city has challenged the county on the expense. ... Page 3A.POLICEDomestic issue results in 2 arrestsPinellas County sheriffs deputies arrested a suspect who barricaded himself in a Clearwater residence after brandishing a knife, threatening deputies and endangering three minor children. A second suspect was arrested for obstruction. ... Page 5A.THE BEACHESTreasure Island hosts art showThe last show of the Treasure Island Art Guild 2011-12 winter-spring season is on display at the Treasure Island Community Center through May 23. ... Page 8A.Inaugural Bikini Blues Bash kicks offGill, Beach Boys among other acts in the Tampa Bay area in May ... See page 3B. Marley, Crow among top names slated for Taste of Pinellas Volume XXXIV,No. 3 April 26, 2012 www.TBNweekly.com 032212 012612Lowest Mortgages In Fifty Years!727-394-2265Theres No Place Like Home. 13611 Park Blvd. Suite G, Seminole 369-8299022312Nadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A.See our ad on page 3 Where your changes your life. Top names headed to Treasure Island ... See page 1B.Sheriffs candidates square off By TOM GERMONDDUNEDIN A candidate for Pinellas County sheriff dropped out of the race during a political forum, but he continued to maintain that a change in leadership is needed in the department. Tim Ingold, who retired from the Sheriffs Office in 2010 after more than 30 years of service, said although he has the qualifications to run for sheriff, its hard for him to get name recognition. The former captain was one of six candidates who fielded questions during the two-hour event, which was held April 18 at Dunedin/Palm Harbor VFW Post 2550 at 360 Douglas Ave. The issue for me has been and continues to be name recognition. I worked hard to get the word out, get my message out, invigorate a support base, but I havent been able to do so, he said. Asked earlier in the evening what is the most serious problem facing the Sheriffs Office, Ingold said its an integrity problem. I dont know whats going on but at last count theres something like 19 separate internal investigations ongoing. Thats unprecedented. Thats not right, said Ingold, a Republican. He said during his closing remarks he was going to support Everett Rice. Rice, who was the sheriff from 1988 to 2004 and was with the agency for 18 years, contended that the most serious problem at the office is the loss of morale with the people who work there and the total absence of leadership. He said he would restore the publics trust in the office. Ill restructure the office. But most importantly, I will empower the professionals who are there to do the job that they are there to do, said Rice, a Republican. Swope, an attorney, described himself as a conservative Democrat. He said he became a deputy at the age of 19 and was one of the youngest deputies ever hired by the Sheriffs Office. He spent seven years as a traffic magistrate. He said he hopes that supporters of one candidate or another will keep an open mind. I know most of the folks here have picked a dog in the fight, he said. Swope agreed with Ingold that the biggest problem in the Sheriffs Office is an integrity problem. He questioned the tactics used by the Sheriffs Office during an investigation of Simply Hydroponics, a hydroponic gardening shop on Ulmerton Road. Pinellas investigators identified the stores customers by mounting a camera on a pole across the street to capture images of their vehicles, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Detectives exceeded their authority, Swope said. I dont think the Sheriffs Office should be surveilling legal businesses like Simply Hydroponics, he said. Rice also weighed in on the issue. How is it that Pinellas and Pasco counties became the pill mill capital of the world in the last three or four years? he said. And during that time we are spying on people who are buying hydroponic materials. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri disagreed with his opponents remarks about morale problems within the department, saying that employee surveys are conducted every year or two. We did an employee survey this year and 83 percent of the employees of the Sheriffs Office thought the morale was OK. They didnt have a problem with it; its actually up, he said.Regional biz plan to be unveiledSEMINOLE The dynamics of a regional business plan for an eight-county regional area will be discussed Tuesday, May 1, 9 to 11 a.m., at the Digitorium on the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College. Project leader Dave Sobush will present the forum for the regional advisory board of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and the Tampa Bay Partnership in preparation of finalizing the plan on June 1. The goal is to develop a regional action plan to grow high-potential industries, as well as to put education and policy in place to support the generation of 150,000 jobs. Details of the plan are available at www.Tam paBay.org/RegionalBusinessPlan. During the recent recession, Tampa Bay has struggled with record high unemployment, said Vincent Dolan, president and CEO of Progress Energy and chair of the Tampa Bay Partnership Regional Business Plan. We can no longer afford to recruit businesses in a fragmented fashion. Instead, we must work together to pool resources and jointly target and grow the industries and workforce of the future. He said the business plan is an effort to connect the dots of local, regional and statewide strategies to identify and pursue high-opportunity, growing industry sectors. Those areas include applied medicine and human performance, high-tech electronics and instruments; business, financial and data services; and marine and environmental activities. To reserve a spot at the forum, send name and email address to email@example.com. Business update Cynthia Johnson, senior manager for business assistance for Pinellas County, gives an overview of the services available through the Pinellas County Small Business Development Center April 19 at a Seminole Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Lake Seminole Square senior retirement residence. For more information on the countys business assistance program and other services, visit www.pced.org.Photo by BOB McCLUREIngold calls it quits, field drops down to 5 See SHERIFF, page 4A Photo by JIM LAYFIELDParticipants in last years Seminole Relay For Life take a survivors lap around the track at Osceola High School. This years event takes place Friday, April 27 and into the early morning hours of Saturday, April 28.Annual Relay For Life event attracts 400-plus participants By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE More than 400 participants are expected this year for the citys annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, April 27, at Osceola High School. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will continue through the night on the track at the school, which is located at 9751 98th St. N. Teams are made up of 10 or more people comprised of families, neighbors, co-workers, church or social groups and organizations. Each member is encouraged to raise $100 or more. As of last week, there were 31 teams entered in the event, which had raised $37,317. That total is expected to rise this week as most of the teams continue fundraising efforts. This years local goal is $88,000, which will go toward cancer research, patient services and education. Organizer Dorie Michalik said this years event is on target to reach its goal with seven additional teams from a year ago when the event raised $83,000. Late last week, the top local team was Rotary Super Heroes, led by Marianne Fisher and Tim Schuler, with $7,253. Fisher, who had logged 39 donations, led all participants with $5,025. Schuler was in the top 10 with $1,000. Second was Jennifer Rogers of The Coconuts with $4,688, thanks to a $4,518 donation from Achieva Credit Union. Next was Tricia Lester of the Chemo Crew who had $3,525. Lesters top donation was $2,500 from the Hazelwood family. Photo courtesy of DORIE MICHALIKThe popular Troy Duncan Band performs on stage April 27 at 6:45 p.m. at Osceola High School.The relay is a nonathletic event but because cancer never sleeps, each team is urged to have a representative walking on the track at all times. The event starts with a survivors lap a time when about 100 cancer survivors will be invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate victories theyve achieved. The lap also recognizes caregivers who give time and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer. As the sun sets, lighted luminaria will line the track and the mood of the crowd becomes more sedate. See RELAY, page 4APlans begin for Kids Appreciation Day By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE Its not an easy task but Steve Nickse performs it religiously each year. For the 12th consecutive year, the Seminole chiropractor will soon begin his quest for contributions to fund the citys annual Kids Appreciation Day, which is set this year on Thursday, June 7, 3 to 5:30 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. The event, which is a celebration each year to the end of the school year, is a longtime Seminole tradition that dates back 33 years with backing from the city of Seminole and the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. More than 800 elementary school age children attend annually, along with their parents and siblings. We view it as rewarding the kids for their hard work in school, making the right choices and listening to their parents, said Gretchen Cain Wells, chief operating officer of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. Its our annual celebration for kids to have a good time and celebrate the last day of school, said Nickse, a participant in the event since 1983. This year well be taking the emphasis more off the prizes and putting more emphasis on the games. Plans call for two to three bounce houses and new this year a Hula Hoop contest. There also will be a mist tent. Entertainment this year will include a disc jockey playing music especially for kids, along with the magic act Windy and Sunny. But it all takes money. Nickse and Wells said the chamber currently has about $200 for the festivities but needs somewhere in the area of $2,500. We want to encourage our business leaders to use this as a marketing tool, said Wells. But its really for anybody (who wants to contribute) who has a big heart and wants to help kids. See KIDS, page 4A
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DAILEYLARGO In Florida, a manatee in distress is a matter of grave concern. But three of them in peril is an emergency. Last week, agents of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found a mother manatee entangled in a crab trap line at the mouth of Allens Creek. Her two calves were nearby. The agents were able to cut the line to the trap, but the line was so embedded in her flipper that they were unable to cut it and the Styrofoam buoy away. The smaller of the two babies was still nursing and could not have survived without its mother. The larger one was mostly weaned and might or might not have survived on its own. The agents had attached a radiotracking device to the mother and, on April 16, tracked her and her babies to the south branch of Allens Creek that dead ends at the city park on Keene Park Drive. The agent who tracked them was in a kayak, so she called FWC and had two larger boats dispatched. The smaller of the two boats reached the area, but the larger one was unable to get under the Belcher Road Bridge at low tide. The plan was for the kayak and the smaller of the two boats to herd the endangered sea cows to the Belcher Road Bridge, where the larger boat would net them. But the manatees instead headed into a cove near the corner of Shore and Seacrest drives. The plan was then changed to driving them into the shallow water of the cove and capture them there, said FWC agents at the scene. If the line could be removed without badly damaging the mothers flipper, it would be done there. If not, mother and babies would be trucked to Lowry Park Zoo, where veterinarians would surgically remove the rope. About 15 FWC staffers, and a few volunteers hastily recruited from the neighborhood, set about making the preparations. First, a net was stretched halfway across the cove and an FWC swimmer tried to herd the manatees into it. On the first attempt, only one of the calves was caught. A second swimmer was added, but the second try was a failure. On the third try, the baby that had been captured on the first try was put back into the water so its mother could hear its distress calls, and that did the trick. Momma came to the rescue, with the other baby close behind, and both were netted. The rope was removed without further damage to the flipper, and all three manatees were released to the cheers of FWC staffers, volunteers and onlookers.Photo by LESTER R. DAILEYVolunteers try to comfort a baby manatee they rescued April 16 on their first attempt in Allens Creek. Were on your team! The Beacon 397-5563
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Around Pinellas Around PinellasNourishment may cost Belleair Beach $200,000 BELLEAIR BEACH Just a few weeks before nourishment of the citys beaches is set to begin, uncertainties over the funding and portions of the beach to be nourished have surfaced again. Beach nourishment issues were a major topic of discussion between Belleair Beach and county officials late last year when the city was informed 28 additional public parking spaces were needed to qualify for replenishment of the entire beachfront. The matter was considered settled after county officials reportedly told Mayor Kathy Mortensen in September the city would get a pass on the parking requirements this year, but would need to come up with the needed spaces for future nourishment events. Now, County Administrator Bob LaSala is saying the city may be billed for an estimated $200,000 the county is expected to lose in reimbursement from the state because Belleair Beach is not meeting the public parking regulations on its south end. Then again, LaSala also indicated the city may not be charged with that expense. The uncertainties prompted Belleair Beach City Manager Nancy Gonzalez to call LaSala on April 13 and ask him specifically, Are we going to receive a bill from the county? (LaSala) told me, I cant tell you if Im going to recommend that to the (county) Board of Commissioners, or not recommend that, Gonzalez said. LaSala sent an email to Belleair Beach Mayor Kathy Mortensen later on the 13th stating, in part, I indicated to (Gonzalez) earlier today that I could neither tell her that the city was liable for this lost reimbursement nor could I tell her that the city would not have to cover that loss. I indicated that I would be evaluating the situation and making a recommendation to the BCC (Board of County Commissioners) and that in doing so, it would be helpful to me to have a progress report from the city on their efforts to meet the beach access parking standards. Gonzalez said she had told LaSala the city had budgeted money this year for a design plan, parking plan and landscape plan for the west portion of Gulf Boulevard. As backup, Gonzalez said she is providing LaSala with 54 pages of emails on the subject. Gonzalez also said she is at a loss to explain why, in October, the city was told the county commission had agreed to go ahead and do the beach nourishment and now, three weeks away from getting the sand, (LaSala) is saying we may bill you for it, or we may not. We take beach renourishment very seriously, Gonzalez said, but our budget for this year is already done. LaSala also mentioned in his email that Indian Shores could owe $64,000 due to a similar problem with parking spaces. Wayne AyersBiltmore buyers plans applaudedBELLEAIR Unlike most Belleair Town Commission meetings dealing with the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, the meeting April 17 was described by one observer as a love-in. When the commission unanimously granted the potential new owners of the property a 1-year extension on the building development plan, the audience, which had packed Town Hall, stood and applauded. The development plan is what developers must submit for all development activities. It includes variances and other items that may fall outside the normal building codes. According to Town Manager Micah Maxwell, to have such a plan approved is a long, expensive process for both the developer and the town. Daniel Ades, one of the current owners of the property had written the commission asking for a 1year extension on the building development plan. That would allow the new owners to avoid having to start all over again. There was little doubt the request would be approved. Richard Heisenbottle, the Miami architect who has been involved with the Biltmore for years, having once developed a restoration plan for former owners Legg Mason, was at the meeting and introduced his two partners, South Florida tour operator Charles Kropke and developer Hector Torres. They received applause from the crowd and were See AROUND PINELLAS, page 6A
4A SEB Beacon, April 26, 2012 He said he has met monthly with representatives of the PBA and Fraternal Police Order for the past two years, listened to their concerns and taken action on them. Regarding the Simply Hydroponics investigation, Gualtieri said that in one case, the suspect had about 70 plants, which would have yielded hundreds of pounds of marijuana. When investigators executed a search warrant, he had 13 firearms strategically placed around a house in a residential area. We are not talking about a baggie of marijuana, he said. We are not talking about a plant on the windowsill. We are talking about people who have sophisticated marijuana grow operations that were involved in significant activity. Gualtieri, who is the former chief deputy under Sheriff Jim Coats and has more than 20 years of experience with the Sheriffs Office, said his office would take effective action against any employee who deviated from laws or policies during the investigation. They deserve and there has to be a fair, an objective and thorough investigation because Im not hanging somebody out to dry. Im not ending their career until Im 100 percent sure as to what happened, he said. Gualtieri and Rice didnt see eye to eye on the budget reductions. Gualtieri said in the last four years the Sheriffs Office has cut $108 million from the operating budget and more than 600 positions. The County Commission has the sole discretion on how much money he spends, Rice said. Then to say the crime rate went down even though we cut all those positions, so what? The crime rates down every year. Gualtieri said the budget challenges is the most difficult problem his department faces, and he has worked with county commissioners and others to make the cuts and find efficiencies in providing public safety services. Its knowing where to draw the line, not to cross the line and not to take things below the water line, Gualtieri said. Regarding the budget constraints, Randy Heine, a business owner and a Democrat, said the department has to work with what it has. The County Commission will tell me how much money I get, and thats how much I work with, Heine said. He said he would do whatever it takes to keep the Sheriffs Office running at a more efficient way. Theres a new way, calledPhoto by TOM GERMONDFrom left are sheriffs candidates Scott Swope, Everett Rice, Greg Pound, Tim Ingold, Randy Heine and Robert Gualtieri as they listen to Bay News 9 Senior Anchor Al Ruechel, far right at the table, explain the format for the political forum at the VFW post in Dunedin. Also seated at the table is Harvey Alexander Smith, chairman of the forum. SHERIFF, from page 1ASweetbay Supermarkets will provide hot dogs and buns. McDonalds will supply drinks and cups. The citys two Rotary clubs are sponsoring a watermelon-eating contest and the Seminole Kiwanis Club plans to help out with cooking the hot dogs. The Seminole Junior Womans Club will hand out the wristbands for kids, enabling them to get the freebies and possibly win a prize or two. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office will provide childrens fingerprinting services and Seminole Fire Rescue plans to have a fire engine on display. Last year, Nickse was able to give away 11 bicycles and a number of electronic games. But its difficult to say who enjoys the day the most Nickse or the kids. Its just awfully fun, said Nickse. Its a good time. To be up there on stage and to see the kids faces is great. Persons interested in making a donation can do so by sending checks payable to the Seminole Chamber of Commerce to the chamber offices at 7985 113th St. N., Suite 208, Seminole, FL 33772. For more information, call 392-3245. Mary Grace Sachs, a student at Seminole Elementary School, enjoys a slice of ice-cold watermelon at last years Kids Appreciation Day at Seminole City Park. KIDS, from page 1A Photos by BOB McCLUREThe Porker Nationals race was a big hit with kids. Morning glory Photo by BOB McCLUREThe sun rises slowly over a lake at Walsingham Park during a recent spring morning. Mild temperatures and low humidity has made it an excellent time to jog or work out.Treasure Island passes plan for downtown area By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND After six years of discussion and a long approval process, the city is moving down the home stretch on a plan for downtown redevelopment. The City Commission voted unanimously April 17 to pass a pair of ordinances on second reading that opens the door for the long-awaited Treasure Island Downtown Special Area Plan. The first ordinance covers the special area plan, which is expected to be approved soon as a final step by the Pinellas Planning Council. The companion ordinance addresses the downtown change of land use from commercial general to planning redevelopment-mixed use. Both ordinances have been reviewed and approved by county and state officials. Together, they will guide redevelopment of nearly 52 acres in the downtown core and along Gulf Boulevard. The plan objectives target mixed-use development, mid-rise buildings with ground-floor retail and upper level residential space; promotion of 107th Avenue as a pedestrian friendly street, improved public space tied into pedestrian and bicycle friendly streetscapes, public-private partnerships to develop more downtown parking and cooperation among downtown property owners. The PR-MU-core district will include 107th Avenue from the intersection of 108th and 104th avenues west to Gulf Boulevard. Land uses along this stretch will target a mix of retail, service, residential and temporary lodging. The PR-MU-Gulf Boulevard district, along the east side of Gulf Boulevard from 104th Avenue north to 112th Avenue, will serve as a transition between the downtown core district and the beach hotels and resorts on the west side of Gulf Boulevard. A district encompassing the Treasure Island Park and Community Center will remain unchanged under the plan, as will the Resort Facilities Medium district, which is 11 acres that include waterfront housing along 104th and 108th avenues. Both mixed-use districts will allow for additional density 24 permanent and 60 temporary units per acre. Current commercial general allows 15 permanent and 22 temporary units per acre. The plans maximum allowable height is 60 feet. In other action, the commission: Passed an ordinance on second reading that allows pet dogs in outside seating areas of restaurants. City Manager Reid Silverboard said restaurants interested in allowing dogs outside must obtain a permit through the city. Weve already set up an application procedure and software, said Silverboard. All we need for them to do is fill out an application. Authorized paying $49,937 to Advanced Engineering and Design to provide engineering and project management services for construction improvements to the community center, clock tower and the Beach Pavilion. Awarded a $194,382 contract to Precision Paving of Tampa to resurface Yacht Club Drive, Yacht Club Drive South, Park Place and the Sand Piper parking lot next to the Island Inn. Work is expected to be complete by the end of July. Approved a settlement of the code enforcement lien on a vacant home at 11 Treasure Lane in exchange for a consent order from Wells Fargo Bank that allows for the demolition of the structure. The city will receive about $24,000 to cover the demolition cost. Participants then gather together for the luminaria ceremony to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have battled the disease. Lastly, there is a candlelight ceremony Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to wrap up the event. Speakers this year include Seminoles Donna McCullough, chief operating officer for ACS in Florida; cancer survivor Wanda Cobb, pastor Donnie Holley of Seabreeze Community Church, and Michael Bonet, principal of Osceola High School. The Troy Duncan Band will perform at 6:45 p.m., which will be followed by organized zumba, line dancing and yoga activities throughout the evening. Relay For Life originated in the mid-1980s when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma, Wash., colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office and to show support for his patients who had battled cancer. He decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed running marathons. In May 1985, Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He ran for more than 83 miles. That first year, nearly 300 of Klatts friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. Throughout the night, friends donated $25 to run or walk with Klatt for 30 minutes. His efforts raised $27,000 to fight cancer. While circling the track those 24 hours, Klatt envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Over the next few months, he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event, known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer. In 1986, with the help of Pat Flynn now known as the Mother of Relay 19 teams took part in the first team Relay event on the track at the historic Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. RELAY, from page 1Aelectric cars. Theres a company thats ready to build 500 sheriffs electric cars. I want the first 100 of them. I want to reduce the consumption of oil and stop buying Arab oil., Heine said. Heine advocated less laws and more liberty. He said if elected he will lobby 66 other Florida sheriffs to legalize and tax marijuana to obtain more revenue and control it. Its time to come together, he said. Lets not leave a broken country to our children and grand children. Greg Pound, who fights for parental rights and is a member of the Constitutional Party, alleged there was corruption in the Sheriffs Office. He questioned why an 80-year-old woman was in court last month for feeding a stray cat a bowl of milk. We have a law enforcement and court system that has drifted away from our Bill of Rights, he said. He said people are losing their rights because of the traitors who are running for office. The moderator for the forum was Al Ruechel. Questions were selected from those submitted by citizens before the event. The forum was presented by the National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum in Dunedin.
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The suspect did not comply and instead went back into the house. As deputies approached the door of the residence, Williams came out with a butcher knife in hand and began to yell and threaten deputies. Linda Williams and the three minor children, ages 15, 4 and 3, were also present in the front of the home. Deputies ordered Williams to drop the knife; once again the suspect did not comply; and instead re-entered the residence and barricaded himself inside. Deputies established communication with Williams through a back window of the home and negotiated with him for about 45 minutes until they were able to convince him to come out of the home through the front door. While outside, Williams continued to be argumentative and refused to obey deputy commands. Deputies then deployed a beanbag projectile at the suspect to subdue him. Deputies arrested Bryan Williams for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, child endangerment and resisting arrest without violence. Williams was also arrested on an unrelated warrant for parole violation. A second suspect, Isreal T. Williams, 25, was arrested for obstruction after he also began yelling profanities at the deputies and telling deputies to get off the property. Clearwater Fire Rescue responded to the scene and treated Bryan Williams for injuries related to the deployment of the beanbag and Israel Williams who was complaining he was feeling ill. Both were treated on scene and subsequently transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.Deputies investigate shooting at nightclubCLEARWATER Pinellas County sheriffs deputies responded to the 24 Carat Gentlemens Club in Clearwater about 3 a.m. Friday, April 20, to investigate a shooting. According to the sheriffs report, as the nightclub at 16717 U.S. 19 was closing, a group of individuals began physically fighting. During the investigation, deputies learned Donavan Sermons had been transported by friends to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Anybody with information that may assist detectives is asked to call Detective Jeff Capra of the Robbery/Homicide Unit 582-6200. Or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.Man seriously injured in car, bus crashCLEARWATER Clearwater Police and Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle vs. bus crash on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Sunset Point Road and Old Coachman Road, according to a police Facebook report. A 2005 Toyota was traveling west on Sunset Point Road, and the driver tried to turn left onto Old Coachman Road when it turned into the path of the bus. The bus had been heading east on Sunset Point Road. The driver of the Toyota, a male in his 30s, suffered what appeared to be life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bayfront Medical Center. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the report said. The bus driver suffered an unrelated medical condition following the crash and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The five passengers on the bus were not injured and refused medical treatment.Intoxicated woman allegedly fondledCLEARWATER A 21-year-old woman reportedly was sexually assaulted around midnight on April 15, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. The woman was brought to the front desk area at Shephards Beach Resort by security around midnight when she was discovered on the property at 619 S. Gulfview Blvd. and was determined to be highly intoxicated, the report said. While waiting for a taxi, Jason Rapp, 36, of Clearwater allegedly fondled the victim, the report said. A witness immediately contacted police. Rapp is charged with sexual battery on a physically helpless person. He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.AWOL man commits suicideCLEARWATER On April 13, Clearwater Police were called to assist the U.S. Air Force in an attempt to make contact with a subject who was reported AWOL and believed to be armed and suicidal at 521 S. Gulfview Blvd. Air Force personnel had tried to make contact with the subject. At least one shot was fired from within room 262 at 7:30 p.m. Officers entered the room at 8:19 p.m. where the subject was found dead.Police give gun safety tips to parentsCLEARWATER The Clearwater police have issued gun safety tips for parents on its Facebook page. They encourage all parents to follow the following rules about guns: Lock it up, teach that guns kill, and explain how to act around guns. People who own guns are advised to keep it locked up, unloaded, and out of reach of children. Store the ammunition separately and keep the ammunition locked up.
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He put his hand into his pocket to begin the process of making this a world class luxury resort, right here for the elite. It is just what Henry Plant wanted when he built this in the first place. Then Kropke outlined the groups specific plans and how it intends to market the property and make it successful when others couldnt. Were targeting the corporate incentive market, he said. That is a strong powerful industry where large corporations will be looking for a world class facility at which they can reward their most valued employees or clients. Thats how this hotel will make it. We plan to make this one of the most profitable hotels in the state of Florida. Several people from the audience spoke in support of granting the development extension. Linda Brinkman was the most vocal. We need to move forward, she said. We need to make this dream come true for the town of Belleair. We have to take charge and put it in our own hands. Other questions surrounding the potential sale were answered during the evening. When asked, Heisenbottle said his group was buying all three Biltmore properties; the hotel, the golf course and the Cabana Club. It had been said that the current owners, the Ades brothers would continue to run the golf course for a year after any sale. Heisenbottle said that was not true. Once the sale was complete, the Ades brothers would be out. For that he got a round of applause. The Ades brothers made it clear they were not interested in restoring the hotel and if they couldnt sell it they would tear it down and build townhouses on the property. Kropke called the 22-acre site, Twenty-two valuable acres which any developer would want to use for condos. But he said their dream was to restore the property. Resident Sam Casella has been hired to help find financing for the project. He promised to bring details to the commission workshop meeting on May 1. He did say his plan includes getting public money to show other investors confidence that an investment in the project would be a good one. Resident Jim White had hoped the town would create an economic development committee to help the new owners find money. But after much discussion that idea was defeated 3-2. Vice Mayor Stephen Fowler and Commissioner Michael Wilkinson voted for the idea. Fowler was most vocal in his support but was ultimately voted down. Commissioner Tom Shelly noted that Pinellas County has economic development resources already in place to help the new Biltmore owners. When it was announced that a contract to purchase the hotel was in place, Heisenbottle and his partners said they hoped to have their due diligence done in six months before they closed on the deal. That timeline is still in place, although Heisenbottle has said he hopes it can be finished before then.Largo officials mull over signage rulesLARGO City commissioners raised several questions April 17 about requirements that pole signs be replaced with monument signs in five years. The discussion stems from city staffs proposed incentives to encourage businesses to replace their nonconforming signs before June 5, 2017. Some commissioners expressed concern about the costs of requiring businesses to replace their signs. They also were concerned that some of the incentives were not enticing enough to be effective, such as sign improvement grants of $100 to be credited toward applicants building permit fees and other city fees. Under another proposal, a sign square footage bonus of up to 25 percent for new monument signs would be offered. Businesses that chose to forgo the bonus due to preference or sight constraints could transfer the 25 percent bonus to wall signage. Another program offers a tiered approach to incentives, gradually reducing them over four years. Commissioner Curtis Holmes took issue with requirements that pole signs must be replaced by monument signs in five years. I understand if you want to have an ordinance like this, that if you have to replace the sign be it storm damage, someone hits the gas instead of the brake and the thing gets demolished, thats different. Because then you say Heres the ordinance you cant replace it with what you had. But to go in and tell these people five years from now get your checkbooks out, thats really troubling to me, Holmes said. Commissioner Harriet Crozier and other commissioners were concerned that some business owners removed their pole signs and replaced them with monument signs because they knew they would eventually have to under city regulations. And I (the business owner) met the criteria and now the guy down the street whos my competitor can go a little bit bigger and I cant, he said. So a little part of me says maybe we should not give any incentives. Crozier said she wants commissioners to consider whether they have a problem with certain shopping centers, such as the Largo Mall, having to conform to the requirements. If she were the mall owner, I entice Target, Bealls, Home Depot, no matter who, to come in, and I said, You know what, Im even going to put your name up there, and now I cant put their name up there. I dont know if that plays into their marketing tool or not. Im just throwing it out, she said. Lets put it on the back burner and think about it. In the update of the citys Comprehensive Development Codes, city officials have been asked to look at sign standards for places such as the Largo Mall, said Community Development Director Carol Stricklin. We would appreciate any input the commission has on that issue, she said. Commissioner Woody Brown said he wished the city could help the business owners a little bit more. He said that years ago there was a program in the downtown area that helped pay for permitting, faade improvements and other costs. I really wish we had more money, he said. I understand that we dont. However, he said he thinks the tiered program might motivate businesses to make the changes now. In 2007 after a series of advisory board reviews, public hearings and other meetings, the commission enacted a sign ordinance as part of city codes. The goal of the new ordinance was to establish a set of standards for commercial properties, to encourage the safe placement of signs for traffic and pedestrians and to enhance the appearance of city streets. Commissioner Michael Smith asked what type of reaction city officials are getting pertaining to the sign regulations. In the fall as part of the update of the Comprehensive Development Codes, city officials had several discussions, including one with the business community, Stricklin said. And the outcome of that roundtable was there was a great deal of support for the standard from the business community. They liked the monument signs. They did not want to revisit going back to the pole signs Stricklin said. At its meeting March 20, commissioners asked staff to develop potential options for funding to provide assistance to the business community to replace nonconforming signs. Staff was encouraged at the April 17 meeting to get input from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, Community Development Advisory Board and Planning Board. Tom GermondBluffs fire pension dispute moves to courtBELLEAIR BLUFFS The citys dispute with its fire pension board over pension payouts to former Bluffs firefighters will go before a judge at the state level. City Attorney Thomas Trask announced at the April 16 City Commission meeting that the state Department of Management Services has ordered the pension matter be referred to the Department of Administrative Hearings. That means a judge from Tallahassee will be assigned to the case for a hearing, Trask said. The action is the latest in a series of moves the city has taken to fight paying annuities to its former senior firefighters. The payouts could cost the city in excess of $1.2 million, and eat up an entire years municipal budget. The citys fire pension board has claimed current law requires the city pay annuities for firefighters requesting them. The city has resisted, offering pension trusts, which are backed by the city rather than insurance companies. The trusts would cost the city about half as much as annuities. The city had initially asked the state to settle the pension issue after failing to resolve the matter with its fire pension board. When the state Department of Management Services ordered the city to purchase the retirement annuities requested by the firefighters, the city decided to petition for a formal judicial hearing. That request has now been granted. Trask said the city is taking the position that the state has a legal obligation to determine how the pensions will be distributed. Currently the state maintains that what the Pension Board says is OK, according to Trask. The citys challenge contends Florida law requires the ensuring of minimum benefits and standards for the operation and funding of firefighters pension trust funds. The petition by the city had asked the state to provide a formal hearing to determine which option best meets the minimum standards (required). Mayor Chris Arbutine said the current law, which has been cited in letting the pension board order annuity payments to the firefighters, is a bad one. The law is a bad law, the way its written and structured. (The city, firefighters and the Pension Board) are all victims of this poorly written law, Arbutine said. No matter what happens (in the pension settlement), the law needs to be changed so that no other city has to go through what we have gone through. The pensions need to be distributed fairly and evenly, not to unfairly burden the city or underpay the firefighters, Arbutine said. He added that the state needs to determine what the payments should be, but so far, they havent done that. They have sat back and watched. Wayne Ayers AROUND PINELLAS, from page 3APARC appoints Higgins as new president, CEOST. PETERSBURG PARC, a nonprofit agency that serves more than 800 individuals with developmental disabilities, has appointed Karen Higgins as president and CEO. Through her dynamic and active career with PARC she has extensive experience in nonprofit leadership and has developed successful teams in areas of supported employment and vocational rehabilitation services, supported living, residential habilitation, intermediate care facilities for developmental disabilities, day programs, behavior support services and childrens services. The PARC Board of Directors felt very fortunate to have someone with Ms. Higgins expertise already part of the agency, said Elliott Ross, chairman for the PARC board of directors. While we were conducting the search and interviewing candidates, a large part of our decision to make her interim role permanent was the leadership she displayed, the way she rallied key staff around her, identified inefficiencies and began implementation of corrections all while working on her master plan for the future and doing so while serving as interim CEO. Higgins has a bachelors degree in business administration, served as a volunteer with Hospice, Literacy Council, Senior Services, Mental Health Hotline, and is a past winner of the Circle of Champions award through Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, a statewide advocacy agency, which recognizes an individuals stellar leadership and professional commitment. A long-term resident of St. Petersburg, Higgins and her husband, David, have three adult children that they have adopted through Floridas Foster Program.
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The memorial will be installed and dedicated to the hundreds of area fishermen who have lost their lives over the years. Festivities will include music by SunzaBeaches, speeches by survivors, loved ones, leaders in the fishing community and a blessing by Church By The Sea. The Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial has been a joint effort between the Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk Merchants Association, the Outdoor Arts Foundation and artist Robert Bruce Epstein. Many lives are lost every year with no memory for future generations to see and appreciate the ultimate price paid by these brave individuals, said Mark Hubbard of Hubbards Marina. Our own central west Florida fishermen deserve proper representation. Hubbard said a fund-raising campaign to build a fitting memorial to the fishermen is almost at its end. Our goal for the Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea memorial was $50,000 and as of early March, a total of more than $40,000 has been collected, he said. Profits from the annual Johns Pass Seafood Festival and John Levique Pirate Days Festival at JPV have contributed. To complement the memorial, a website has been set up dedicated both to Central West Coast Florida fishermen who were lost at sea and to other devoted fishermen who have played important roles in the areas sport and commercial fishing industries. Additionally, a special information page for lost fishermen is available for anyone to supply details about a fisherman not currently listed on the memorial site. Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea is a not-for-profit organization with all donations tax-deductible through the Outdoor Arts Foundation. Donations can be mailed to and payable to the Outdoor Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 323, Safety Harbor, FL 33759, Attention: Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea. For more information, visit www.floridafishermenlostatsea.com.Islettes install new board membersTREASURE ISLAND The Treasure Islettes installed its new board of directors April 23 at a general membership meeting at the Community Center. Presiding at the event were outgoing Islettes president Pamala Baker and Treasure Island Mayor Bob Minning. Newly-elected president Marian Alton of Paradise Isle was assisted by vice president Linda Tyler, also of Paradise. Twenty-five members were sworn into the board of directors as officers, area directors and committee chairs. A womens club dedicated to civic, social and community assistance work primarily in Treasure Island, the Treasure Islettes was founded in 1955. The group meets September through May at the Community Center typically on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. New area directors are Pauline Green of Capri, Debbie Wood of Palms, Nell Mitchell of Sunshine Beach and Suzanne Ganim of Paradise Island.Kiwanis swim program set at St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACH The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches together with the City of St. Pete Beach is offering the Every Child a Swimmer water safety and survival program at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, from May 7 to 24. The free program is for nonswimmers in kindergarten through fifth grade and teaches basic swimming techniques. The program has classes Monday through Thursday with a choice of 5 or 5:45 p.m. class times. Registration is limited. Those interested can sign up on a first-come basis at the St. Pete Beach pool Thursday, May 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present to complete paperwork. For more information, call 363-9264.Aquarium plans summer campsThe Pier Aquariums 2012 Summer Marine Adventures, scheduled June 11-Aug. 10, will take place at both the aquarium and Johns Pass Village in Madeira Beach. The two camps at the aquarium are for campers who like to learn about sharks and marine mammals. Campers at Johns Pass Village can choose from six camps to spend time on land and sea. They will board boats and head out on the water to learn about dolphins, the Johns Pass ecosystem and the science of fishing. Information and registration forms are online at www.pieraquari um.org/2012SMA. The Pier Aquarium has announced a move to Johns Pass Village and expansion to a 12,500-square-foot facility called the Secret of the Seas Marine Discovery Center and Aquarium. The opening is scheduled for spring 2013.Treasure Island offers summer campsTREASURE ISLAND The City of Treasure Island Recreation Department is offering three summer camps for children this summer. A 10-week recreational camp for children ages 5 to 13 will be held June 11 to Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before and after care is provided for an additional fee. Family discounts are available for registration fees. Registration will be held in the City Hall Recreation Department at 120 108th Ave., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, parties, guest speakers and entertainment, movies and field trips. For additional information, call the Recreation Department at 547-4575. Participants can obtain registration forms and additional information at www.mytreasureisland.org/recreation. Additionally, golf and tennis camps for juniors ages 5 and older are planned at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd. Camps will be held June 11 to Aug. 17, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. For additional information, please call Treasure Bay at 360-6062 or visit www.mytreasureisland.org/recreation.Lifeguard classes offered at SPBST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is offering its lifeguard certification program May 8-19. Classes are held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each session. Students must be at least 15 years old and complete a pre-course swimming and diving test. The class fee is $150 for St. Pete Beach residents and $175 for nonresidents, books and CPR mask not included. Classes are located at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. All interested participants should stop by to register in person. For more information, call 363-9264.John Levique Pirate Days set May 11-13MADEIRA BEACH The 11th annual John Levique Pirate Days will celebrate more than a decade of fun while preparing area residents for hurricane season on May 11-13 at Johns Pass Village. Hours for the event are Friday, 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event celebrates Leveques discovery of the Johns Pass waterway following the Great Gale of 1848. 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Victoria has also been the starting point guard for three district basketball championship teams.Soccer standout headed to Flagler Photo courtesy of RICK MASISeminole High School soccer standout Tyler Zulewski, third from right, celebrates with coaches and school officials April 20 after signing an NCAA national letter of intent to play at Flagler College in St. Augustine. From left are SHS Principal Walt Weller, Coach Frank Jaeger, GCU club Coach Kevin Welland, Zulewski, Seminole head Coach Rick Masi and high school athletic director Tom Scott. SEMINOLE Seminole High School soccer standout Tyler Zulewski signed an NCAA national letter of intent April 20 to play at Flagler College in St. Augustine. Zulewski, a defender, has played soccer since he was 4 when he started the game at Gulf Coast United. He made Seminoles team as a freshman and was captain the past two seasons. The Warhawks played in the state finals in 2010 and again in 2012. 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PETERSBURG The Pinellas County Gator Clubs 10th Annual Emerson Celebration of Scholarship will be held Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m., at 11 Central Ave. The events mission is to raise money for scholarships awarded to county students who will attend the University of Florida. The evening will include passed hors doeuvres, live entertainment, a silent auction, presentation of scholarships to local students, and a cash bar with signature Gator cocktails.Each year, the Pinellas County Gator Club honors a Gator great who makes a difference in the community. This year the club will recognize David Feaster, president and CEO of Cornerstone Community Bank.Tickets are $30 for UFAA members, $40 nonmembers. Space is limited. Register for this event online at PinellasGators.com. Sponsor tables and VIP tickets are available. Contact Lauren Christ for more information. Call 432-1470 or Gatorlvc@gmail.com.SPSPS plans hurricane seminarST. 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For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.orgBober wins Tides league championshipSEMINOLE Mary Bober carded a three-round total of 288 to win the league championship of the Tides Womens Golf Association April 10 at The Tides Golf Club. Bober won by eight strokes over second-place Karen Galinowski. Marie Costell was next at 300, followed by Nancy Briner at 305. Bettye Crane won Flight B with 327, Lorraine Taylor captured Flight C with a 336 and Marion Wilson was the nine-hole champ with a 175.USTA qualifying tournament setCLEARWATER The USTA Florida Section has announced that the Henry H. McMullen Tennis Complex in Clearwater will host the U.S. Open National Playoffs USTA Florida Sectional Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, May 26 through Wednesday, May 30. Entries for the event close Wednesday, May 16. To register, visit www.usta.com/ten nislink. 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Reporting directly to Buffman, Anderson-Rothe will immediately become the point person for Buffmans national tour of Ruth Eckerd Halls Agatha Christies BBC Murders, scheduled to open later this year for a weeks run at the Capitol Theatre. Produced by Buffman, these four lost-and-found classic mysteries, Three Blind Mice, Yellow Iris, Butter in a Lordly Dish and Personal Call will be presented for the first time in Florida at the Capitol Theatre Nov. 15-18 before heading out on a national tour. The first stop of the tour will be the Broward County Center for the Performing Arts in January 2013. Anderson-Rothe also will be involved in existing and new aspects of production at The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall including Eckerd Theater Company events and performances for the local and regional stage, such as The Hundred Dresses and A Thousand Cranes. 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This is the first year THE Aesthetic Show has added the award for Best Aesthetic Practice, which rewards outstanding aesthetic practices for procedural innovation, marketing, social media, patient reviews and customer service. These qualities are put to the test when each aesthetic practice campaigns for votes to claim the title, since for the first time in Aesthetic Awards history, the winners are determined by public vote. Red Bamboo Medi Spa was honored at the live awards ceremony, and, as the winner, will garner editorial coverage in THE Aesthetic Guide as well as a segment on the soon to be launched Aesthetic TV. Since this award was determined entirely by public vote, its twice as meaningful, because it means were serving our clients to the best of our ability and they appreciate our work, said Frank Toscano, Red Bamboo Medi Spas physician.StoneHill Group ST. PETERSBURG The StoneHill Group, a national provider of quality control, due diligence and mortgage fulfillment solutions for mortgage originators including banks and credit unions recently appointed Wade Hamby as business development manager. Hamby is a resident of St. Petersburg. He has an extensive background in mortgage lending, mortgage insurance, and mortgage outsourcing. He was most recently with AmeriCU Mortgage as vice president of business development for the Southeast. He was president of AboutYourMortgage.com LLC, a web-based mortgage services provider. He worked with Triad Guaranty as vice president, division manager and with Hovde Financial in Washington, D.C. as a vice president.First Bank LargoLARGO First Banks office in Largo recently received a 2012 Award of Excellence as the Deposit Branch of the Year. To win top honors, a branch must achieve the highest year-over-year improvement in deposit balances. This is the second year in a row that the Walsingham branch has been named Deposit Branch of the Year. First Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country with more than $6.92 billion in assets and 149 locations.
Beacon, April 26, 2012 Direct Gulffront Penthouse at Ocean Sands in Madeira BeachSought after top oor 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath spacious unit with sweeping panoramic Gulf views Great for the retiree or investor! Priced to sell at $389,900. Call Rich at (727) 902-1437 for your viewing! RICHRIPPETOEColdwell Banker Sun Vista Realty, Inc.727-902-1437www.BeachRealEstatePro.com RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. 042612 PUBLIC NOTICE Wholesale to the Public $ $ W E B U Y T O P $ $ $ $ W E B U Y T O P $ $Wholesale 1,000s of Appliances from $89 up! 5980 66th St. N. St. Petersburg 546-3226 Open 7 Days Service & Parts Available Grand OpeningMattress Factory Direct PricesAlso Futons & Bunk Beds in the box!Other furniture special orderTwin Combo Mattress Set...................................$69.50 Full Combo Mattress Set.............................................$112.00 Queen Mattress Set............................................$160.00 King 3pc. Set Reg. $1099..................................$347.00 Full Pillow Top Reg. $999 .............................$289.00 set Queen Pillow Top Reg. $1090 .......................$349.00 set FRAMES & DEL. AVAILABLE041912 042612 For more info about me & my listings, scan this QR code or visit my website at www.MaryKSells.com.Century 21 Hall of Fame Member & Centurion Producer The Mary K Team Mary Kottich, Realtor727-398-7771 x1011727-510-5251MKottich@aol.comExperiencedKnowledgeableHard WorkingDependableDetail Oriented 8668 Park Blvd. Ste G Seminole, FL 33777 www.MaryKSells.com Somerset Lakes3BR/2BA w/1,472 Sq. Ft. Swimming Pool Updates Throughout Screened Patio $129,900 Arbor Trace3BR/2.5BA/2CG w/1,566 Sq. Ft. Townhouse w/pond view Fresh paint & carpet Bonus enclosed FL room $125,000 Home in Oakhurst2BR/1BA/2CG, 1,154 Sq. Ft. Remodeled Kitchen Fenced backyard Seminole Schools $99,900 Somerset Lakes3BR/2BA/2CG w/1,752 sq. ft. Lake Front Well Maintained, Split Plan Screened Pool $180,000 Tara Cay Townhome3BR/4BA/1CG, 2,437 Sq. Ft. Model Perfect Brand New 3.5 ton A/C Pets & Leasing OK, Pool $179,900 Seminole Gardens1BR/1BA w/874 Sq. Ft., First Floor w/pond view Some Updates 55+, no pets, 90 day lease $35,000 CONTRACT PENDING SOLD IN 3 DAYS! CONTRACT PENDING SHORT SALE 042612 Real Estate Champions 4350 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708For more details visit C21champs.com/MLS.Ad042612 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY www.c21champs.comEach Ofce Independently owned & operated727-398-2774 VILLA-DEEDED DOCK AT BACK DOOR!Sought after Boca Ciega Point gated and secure. 2BR/2BA villa with an oversized 1-car garage all on one level. Maintenance free! Kitchen is nicely updated. Huge private front courtyard and large patio on waterside. Dock your boat in your deeded slip at your backdoor. Dock is 47 long with boat lift. Outstanding amenities and social activities. MLS#U7523700. Adams. $270,000. OPEN AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BALovely home with many updates. Eat-in kitchen with newer cabinets. Family room overlooking large fenced yard. Ceramic tile throughout with exception of wood laminate in two of the bedrooms. Many windows were replaced. Sprinkler system using reclaimed water. Alarm system. Roof approximately 10 years old. Close to bus line. Minutes to Fort DeSoto Park. Easy commute to Tampa and Sarasota. MLS#U7538203. Coughlan. $149,900. 2BR/2BA SYRACUSE BUILDINGThis is the newest building in Five Towns and offers a secure lobby and a great view. 1,765 sq. ft. unit is freshly painted and features a formal dining room, large living room, Florida room plus an enclosed balcony with hurricane windows and hurricane shutters, large master bedroom and bath with a huge walk-in closet. Unit also has a large utility room with full size washer and dryer, utility sink and lots of cabinets for storage. Enjoy all that Five Towns has to offer. A must see, with 2 clubhouses, 6 pools, gym room, billiard room, library room and much more. Shopping, banking, restaurants and more. Also a short drive to local beaches. MLS#U7540661. Cover & Dudinsky. $114,900. EQUESTRIAN HOME IN SEMINOLEExceptional 3 bedroom + office home with screened pool on nearly an acre. Stable/workshop/tack room and a 2 car garage. Room for RV/boat parking. Zoned for 2 horses. Wood fireplace, wet bar and much more. Great schools and NO flood zone! Make an appointment now. MLS#U7541910. Jarnberg. $365,000. CONVENIENT LOCATIONSpacious 2 bedroom family home located just blocks from St. Petersburg College. Home offers volume ceilings, wood burning fireplace, newer central A/C and roof new in 2008. Interior has real hardwood flooring and large tiles. Family and bonus rooms have knotty pine walls and ceilings. Garage (alley access) and ample parking on the double driveway out front. Other items include a newer privacy fence and sprinkler system with well. Motivated seller. MLS#U7543909. Lofgren & Ruhland. $100,000. A RARE FIND!Neat and clean waterfront villa that offers 2BR/2BA with large carport with storage room. This is a rare villa that offers a large open kitchen, a large living room that flows into a relaxing light and bright Florida room with views of the mangroves. Inside utility that includes a nice washer and dryer. Villa is nestled in a community in Seminole/Largo that allows use of a boat ramp, fishing pier, two clubhouses, two pools (one heated), fitness room and tennis courts. Complex is located along the Intracoastal waterway. Just a short drive to some of Floridas most popular beaches and restaurants. No age restrictions. MLS#U7544716. McEntire. $137,000. CUTE BUNGALOW WITH AMAZING BACKYARDSeller spent a lot of time in backyard and it shows with all the lovely plants. Home has 1 bedroom, however, bonus room was used as a 2nd bedroom. Spacious living room and bedroom have original wood flooring. Bath and kitchen have updated ceramic tile. Extra room at the front of the house is fully enclosed and can be a foyer or opened up for a porch. Newer window A/C/Heat unit. Lovely home for a single buyer/very small family or an investor as a rental property. MLS#U7544870. Osborne. $37,900. AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOME3BR/2BA/1 car garage home centrally located and features updated kitchen, baths and is move-in ready. There is an additional 250 sq. ft. Florida Room and a nice size backyard enclosed with white PVC fencing. Electric has been updated, windows replaced in 2005 and roof in 2007. New carpet and fresh paint throughout. Located just two blocks from Northwest Recreation Complex with community pool, tennis courts and ball fields. Tyrone Mall, the Gulf Beaches, downtown St. Petersburg and Gulfport are all just minutes away. This one wont last! MLS#U7545031. Schnitzler. $129,900. SEMINOLE BEAUTYRecently remodeled 3BR/1BA/1 car garage home with open floor plan. Outstanding kitchen with stone countertops, wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, tile floors and C/H/A. Screened-in porch. Hot tub overlooks pond with large fenced-in private backyard. Own a piece of paradise. MLS#U7545240. Skupien. $129,900. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIONWhat a unique 2BR/2BA home. Open floor plan. Florida room is totally glassed in. Enjoy a garden view from the inside of your home. 2 inside baths. Close to shopping and our beautiful beaches. MLS#U7545091. Clark. $112,000. Whats Sellingin Pinellas County042612 This waterfront home is located in highly desirable Oakhurst Shores and is an extraordinary lot that has 120 feet on the water. Features include deep water dock, wide views, and pool. Circular driveway and 2 car garage offer plenty of parking. Wind insurance not required. Minutes from shopping, beach & more.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo Seminole 4BR/3BA/2CG $420,000 SOLD Great view of Seminole Lake Golf & CC from this second floor unit. Master bath recently updated. Screened patio that stretches width of entire unit. Detached 1 car garage, inside utility. 10 minute drive to the Gulf Beaches.Mary K KottichCentury 21 Top Sales Seminole 2BR/2BA/1CG $100,000 SOLD Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage well kept home located in highly desirable Orange Ridge. Pergo flooring throughout and large fenced backyard with utility shed. Great family neighborhood and great Seminole location close to everything!Mary ButlerRealty Executives Adamo Seminole 2BR/2BA/1CG $94,000 SOLD The Ambrosio TeamC C C C I I M M , G G R R I I727-433-0372www.WaterfrontTampaBay.com1501 Gulf Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach Brand New Custom HomeRedington Shores Yacht and Tennis Club! 3BR/3BA spacious open floor plan with wood floors throughout the living areas and bedrooms. Foyer and balconies have travertine stone floors. Granite countertops throughout with stainless appliances. The French doors from each room open to balconies. Reduced to $679,000.Marisa Barrow 813-300-4255 Short Walk to the BeachThis furnished ground floor condo is located in Indian Springs which is in the gated complex of Shipwatch. 2BR/2BA, Tile floors, Waterfront Complex and Clubhouse with Restaurant and Bar. $130,000. Laura Scott 727-458-4868 Luxury WaterfrontRedington Shores. Boaters dream with deep protected water. Fantastic 4/4 home went through major renovations in 2004 with no details overlooked. It has a very Open and Spacious Floor Plan with 3,430 sq. ft. $685,000. Frank Ambrosio 727-433-0372FrankJAmbrosio@gmail.com042612 Over 25 Properties Sold in the Last 6 Months for Over $8 Million!The real estate inventory is down to less than a 5 month supply as of March 2012 and sales are UP! If youre looking to Buy or Sell, call the Ambrosio Team! Gulf Coast Realty Chris Coston418-224413800 Park Blvd. Seminole Open House Sunday April 29th 1-3pm13022 106 Ave. N. $574,900 0426121.07 acre, 5BR/4BA, 3,974 sq. ft. Bring your horses! Gorgeous Estate Home 12A BusinessReal estate news lease.FundraisingeventssuchasourAPairtoRememberprovidesoursalesassociatestheopportunitytogivebacktothelocal communitywhileraisingawarenessofthisworthycause.Itisa greatfeelingtoknowthatourcontributionsgodirectlytoward helpingpeoplewithdisabilitiesinourcommunityachievegreater independence. Century21BegginshasbeenactivelysupportingEasterSeals since1992.OrganizationreleasesrealestatestatisticsThePinellasRealtorOrganizationrecentlyreleaseditsresidentialrealestatereportforMarch2012,detailingPinellasrealestate statisticsforthemonth. Accordingtothereport,thesingle-familymarketcontinuesto bethestrengthofthemarket.Whilesingle-familysalesaredown 3.1percentfromMarch2011toMarch2012,salesareupalmost 32percentyeartodate,andthemediansalespriceisupnearly $12,000yeartodate.Therewas21percentincreaseinyearover yearsalesinthecondomarketandaswellasa54percentincreaseinmonthovermonthsales.However,evenwithadecrease incondosalesandinlistings,therehasstillbeenayearoveryear decreaseof11percentandamonthovermonthdecreaseof6.5 percentinthemediansalespriceofcondosinPinellasCounty. Thereportshowsthatinthedistressedmarkettherehavebeen 10straightmonthswhereshortsaleshavecontinuedtooutpace foreclosuresalesasbanksarespeedingupthereshortsaleapprovalprocess.Ofthe481distressedpropertysaleslastmonth58 percentwereshortsalesand42percentwerebank-ownedsales. TogivesomeperspectiveonhowmuchthenumbershaveimprovedinMarch2011,foreclosureaccountedfor70percentofthe distressedmarketandshortsalesaccountedfor30percent. Financingcontinuestobeaproblem,accordingtothereport,as cashbuyershaveaccountedfor60percentto65percentofthe marketoverthelastyear.Financingwillbeakeyfactoroverthe nextyearastherealestatemarketcontinuesitsrecovery.Sellers willneedtofeelconfidenttheycangetfinancingtobuyanew housebeforetheywillputtheircurrenthouseonthemarket. AlsoinMarchforthefirsttimesincethePinellasRealtorOrganizationhasbeenkeepingsalesrecords,thereislessthanone homeforsaleperhomebuyer. Thependulumisjuststartingtoswingbacktowardasellers market,saidDavidBennett,presidentandCEOofthePinellas RealtorOrganization.Withthenumberoflistingssolowsales priceshavebeenstartingtoincrease,hopefullyfewerhomeowners areunderwaterandmoreofthemwillbeabletosell.ColdwellrecognizestopagentsSEMINOLETheBayou/BardmoorofficeofColdwellBankerResidentialRealEstaterecentlyannounceditstoplistingandsellingassociatesfor themonthof March. Dilip Chauhan wasrecognizedasthe toplisting associate. GaryCoe wasrecognizedasthe topsellingassociate.DebiBalogh,whospecializesinthe Bayou/Bardmoorarea,wasrecognizedasthetoplistingandselling team.Coldwellnameslisting,salesleadersCLEARWATERTheColdwellBankerofficeinClearwaterrecently announceditstopassociatesforMarch. TheMarcyDanielsTeamwasthetopsalesassociateandthetop listingassociate.Bowman,teammaketop10percentSEMINOLEAssist-2-SellFranchiseOperationsrecentlyannouncedthatRandyBowmanandhisteammadethetop10percent ofallAssist-2-SellofficesinNorthAmericainoverallsalesfor2011. Asafull-servicerealestatebrokerage,Assist-2-Sellsteamofexperiencedbrokersandagentshandleeverythingthroughouttheentireprocessofsellingahome.Thatincludespricingthehome, advertisingandmarketingonlineandoffline,showingthehometo prospectivebuyers,workingwithotherlocalbrokersandagentsand managingallofthepaperworkandtheclosing. MyagentsandIworkedveryhardlastyear,soIwasreallyproud toacceptthetop10percentaward,Bowmansaidinapressrelease.Itssomethingthatwillhelpkeepusmotivatedin2012.Last year,wefocusedonprovidinggreatcustomerserviceandsaving homesellersalotofmoneywithourflatfee.Andweregoingtokeep focusingonthosethingsagainthisyear.RealEstateChampionsagentsreceiveawardMADEIRABEACHTwoCentury21RealEstateChampions agentsrecentlyearnedthe Century212011Quality ServicePinnacleAward. RecipientsincludedValerieJarnbergandDebbie Sundell.Thisprestigious awardrecognizesagentswho receivetheQualityService Awardfortwoconsecutive years.AccordingtotheReal EstateChampionsoffice, JarnbergandSundellwere recognizedforhavingshownanoutstandingdedicationintheir commitmenttoprovidingtheverybestincustomerservice. Iamextremelyproudoftheirhardworkanddedication,said RuthCabella,broker/ownerofCentury21RealEstateChampions,inapressrelease.Century21BegginshostsbenefitMADEIRABEACHCentury21BegginsEnterprisesrecently donated$2,550toEasterSealsTampaBayasaresultofthesuccessfulAPairtoRemembereventFeb.24atTampaBayYacht andCountryClub. Fromsandalstostilettos,thewomenofTampawerejustwild abouttheirshoes,makingEasterSealsthirdannualAPairtoRememberatrulymemorableevent.LocalmalecelebritymodelsincludedCraigBeggins,broker/ownerandCEOofCentury21 BegginsEnterprises,andJohnLumofCentury21ListwithBeggins.Attendeesbidondesignershoestoraisemoneyforchildren andadultsinthecommunityservedbyEasterSeals.Theevent raisedmorethan$46,000forEasterSeals. Itisapleasuretodonateourtimeandresourcestoraisefunds forourlocalEasterSealschapter,saidBegginsinapressreValerie Jarnberg Dilip Chauhan Gary Coe Debi Balogh Debbie Sundell
Viewpoints 13A Beacon, April 26, 2012I havent felt this sought after since I was 18 and walked on a college campus in a short skirt for the first time. Democrats want me. Republicans want me. Everybody on cable TV is talking about me, too. The parties and the pundits want to know what I think. Of course, they never ask me directly. That would make them all have to get real. Lets see who I am not. I am not a stay-at-home mom who drives two Cadillacs and feels no bone-hard pressure to work. I am not a size six. I dont reside within the Beltway. I couldnt afford a house there, anyway. I tend to think that a SuperPAC is six of anything thats cheap in the grocery. Odds are, Im not alone. Women are the majority in this country. We hold up more than half of the American sky. Youll find us in back offices, now and then the front offices, in classrooms, on construction sites, in operating rooms. We wear uniforms and get shot at. Youll find us in Wal-Mart and JCPenney. Thrift stores as well. Some of us are biological mothers, some adoptive mothers, some not mothers at all. Virtually none of us has heard of Hilary Rosen, the commentator who said Ann Romney cant understand the economic concerns of women because she hasnt worked a day in her life. Some of us go to church, synagogue or mosque. Those of us who dont, pray anyway that well make it. We are not the 1 percent. We cant imagine being part of the 1 percent. Some of us raise children and hope the $40,000 we gross a year will feed, clothe and shelter them all. Some of us are making minimum wage or not much more and know that anybody who thinks this will enable us to achieve the American dream is just plain nuts, or cruel. Youll find some of us needing food stamps and Medicaid for our children and wondering why people who are not poor are cruel towards us, too. Some of us are straight, some gay. Some of us have husbands, some dont. Some of our husbands, or ex-husbands, help. Some dont. A lot of us dont go to the doctor or put off taking our children to the doctor because we cant afford it. Some of us sometimes go hungry, our children, too. We sweat paying for childcare and wish we could get our kids in schools in better neighborhoods. Some of us believe in abortion, some dont. We all believe in the right to contraception, for crying out loud. Some of us are victims of domestic violence and wish the federal government would help protect us a life-and-death wish that is getting tangled up in politics. Some of us worry about racial profiling because we want our children to live. Some of us long for the passage of the Dream Act because we want our children to stay. Most of us dont get paid as much as men and wish there was more we could do about it no matter what a conservative U.S. Supreme Court or Republican-led Congress thinks. (Now there are a couple of groups almost proud of being out of touch.) Some of us are looking for work, and work, and work, and cant find any. Most of us have no choice but to work. Many of us love it. And were all sick of the debate over whether it is holier to stay at home. Were sick of sanctimony and posing. We want action to improve our lives at the dining table or at the desk. And boy, are we sick of waiting.Mary Jo Melone, former columnist with the Tampa Bay Times, is a writer in Tampa. Florida Voices Theres a lot of chatter these days about community. The black community, the Jewish community, the Mormon community, and so on. It sounds comforting and heartwarming. It makes me admire and envy people who are safely wrapped up in their own community. Still, questions arise. An example is the Trayvon Martin case and the chatter about the black communitys response to Trayvons death. I dont question the depth and sincerity of the people, black and white, who were outraged by the way the authorities initially responded. What I do question is whether a concentrated, emotional response to any event justifies the news media and politicians rattling on about the community that seems to appear within a few hours after the event occurs. What, indeed, constitutes a community? What must happen before a group of like-minded people actually bond into a community? It may be instructive for each of us to ask ourselves: What communities do I belong to? Obviously, the first answer would probably be, The town I live in. Oddly enough, in most towns especially larger ones the typical resident barely knows the names of three residents on his street. Or the name of the mayor. In such cases, my community begins with my home address and probably ends there as well. If I belong to a church or temple, does that constitute a community? When the weekly religious service finishes and I head home, do I still carry a community spirit with me? Do the fervent fans of the Tampa Bay Rays or Boston Red Sox form a bona fide community? When theyre gathered in the home stadium, Im sure they do. But once the game is over, do these people really give a hoot about each other? A few may, but most of the fans will disperse into the scattered realms of individuality and self-concern. I have the feeling that a community often springs into existence only in the face of disaster or hardship. Or perceived injustice, as was the case with Trayvon Martin. Now that George Zimmerman has been arrested, will the community in Sanford, on Facebook and Twitter, and as reported by the news media, slowly fade away? We shall see. Im trying to think of like-minded groups that might deserve the title of community. One that jumps into my mind is the U.S. Marine Corps. Ive encountered many Marines over the course of time, and most of them carry with them a pride that Id be most reluctant to question without a mighty good cause. Anyone who survives boot camp at Parris Island or other Marine basic training center must surely be ingrained with a sense of comradeship and community that can last a lifetime. Add shared combat experience and the bonding only increases. The Freemasons used to be one of the strongest communities in America. A century ago if a man wished to become an important player in the life of his town or city, he was well advised to become a Mason. Without much bluster or self-promotion, the Masons ran things. This may still be the case, although I dont seem to hear of Masonic doings the way I used to. The most recent indicator was a TV ad, in which an actor portraying Benjamin Franklin pronounced heavy words of praise about Freemasonry. If you are a U.S. congressman or senator and youd like to see a powerful community spring into action, just stand up and say a few words in favor of gun control. By sundown members of the National Rifle Association will have drowned you in 6,344 reasons why you should resign your office and join a monastery, or at least consider applying for citizenship in New Zealand. The adjective formidable was coined for the sole purpose of describing the NRA and its political influence. Ive never owned a gun, but some of my best friends (including a liberal or two) quietly pack heat. Im not sure where that leaves me. If the NRA became engaged in full combat with the American Association of Retired Persons, who would prevail? I cant imagine why the two communities would ever lock horns, but Im sure it would be a battle royal. A longstanding quip is that if the AARP sneezes, the U.S. Congress catches pneumonia. A few years ago Congress proposed a minor change in Medicare that would have affected only well-off retirees. Within days, the wrath of AARP and its members reduced the proposal to blood-soaked shreds. The past 40 years have seen the influence of gays and lesbians transformed from negligible to astounding. Today anyone who wishes to challenge the gay community had better come equipped with a good reason and an even better attorney. I wish I could say the same thing about the Scottish-American community, whose cause I have championed with no luck for years. Today, anywhere in America, a person can tell a flagrantly anti-Scot joke without the slightest fear of prosecution. It is to weep.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Belong to a community? Says who?Dont infringe upon their cocoonsRe:Gov. vetoes PTSA bill, by Suzette Porter, April 12 Editor : In every major metropolitan area in this country it is taken for granted that quality public transit is a vital piece of the transportation picture. Except here. We horribly underfund our system, then trot out ridiculous circular arguments to justify not improving it. At a bare minimum to have better service means to having more frequent and later service, which requires more buses, drivers, and fuel, which cost thats right more money. But many of those opposed to PSTA finding a better revenue source are disingenuous in the extreme. Theyll deplore relatively low ridership, then turn around and say service should be improved apparently magically without the funding being provided that could do it. And dont even mention rail options, because rail seems to be somehow synonymous with Big Brother. I mean, arent all those riding rail in other cities socialists? Or worse? There will always be people for whom public transit is an illegitimate public expenditure because it does not entirely pay for itself (neither do roads, libraries, schools, parks, etc., but never mind). These advocates of the atomized society will do anything to prevent others from having the option of voting for a tax that will pay for a product which horrors! they may never use (like particular roads, libraries, schools, parks, etc.). Their rhetoric proves over and over again that it is really all about themselves, and woe to anyone who will infringe upon their cocoons. Transit, shmansit: Ive got a car! Im totally independent! Oh, except for the fact that the state demands that I get a license, pay for a tag, provide insurance ... but thats all right. Living in a cocoon will always cost you and the community around you. R.B. Johnson Mayor, Indian Rocks Beach former chair of PSTAColumn misses the point on animal adoptionsEditor: I read with interest Chary Southmayds I Love Lucy column and was surprised that she missed the most salient point entirely. Yes, it is a shame more people dont adopt rescue animals, particularly older ones. Yes, its an even greater shame that people adopt animals, unprepared for the realities of adoption, and returns them. Its perhaps the greatest shame that people adopt, unprepared for the realities, and do not return, choosing instead to abandon or abuse these poor creatures. She cheers the Sun Coast Animal Leagues Mutt March, where every animal was adopted except Lucy. Is it any wonder that animals are returned when potential owners can simply walk up, point and say, Well have that one, thanks. Where is the screening process? Where is the training process? Where is the waiting period to see if they go home, having met and played with the animal, and still want to adopt a few days later? It is very tempting to adopt an animal so excited for attention and affection that it leaps into your arms and smothers you with dog-kisses. Get home and question whether the adoption of a pet fits in with your lifestyle and you may wisely reconsider. How many animals would be returned if local adoption organizations took more care in finding homes for them? When my friend adopted a dog, she could not take beautiful Greta home until her references had been checked and a home visit performed. Just filling out the reference form gave her family pause for thought. Who can attest to the fact that we have the time, temperament and financial wherewithal to make a happy and healthy home for Greta? The adoption has been a great success because they were completely prepared for the transition and change to their lives. If animals are returned after a hasty adoption, it is often more the fault of the adoption agencies than the well-meaning, but over-eager potential adopters. Lisa Darcy Largo Guests who spend the night in my spare bedroom will find no shortage of reading material. The 24 volumes of a 1964 set of Encyclopedia Britannicas that I inherited from my parents are still in pretty good condition. Sure, some of the information is dated. The photos of all the U.S. presidents end with Lyndon B. Johnson, but that wasnt a major issue for me when I first started flipping through the pages of the Britannicas at the age of 10. Heck, I wouldnt have raised an eyebrow if the encyclopedia said the 36th president was Elmer Fudd; I was more interested in what the books had to say about Johnny Unitas, Mickey Mantle and Davy Crockett. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. announced March 14 that it would cease publication of its printed edition that day, in keeping with the demands of the electronic age. Jorge Cauz, president of the company, put it this way in a press release: Were digital, were mobile, and were social. Were a very different company from 20 or 30 years ago. Alas, alas. Sorry, Jorge. I like books and the spontaneity of turning pages to satisfy my curiosity rather than having to search for information on a computer. Dad bought the set of maroon Britannicas in early 1964 along with a bright red junior set for $400. That was a lot of money back then, especially for a man trying to feed a family of five on a single income. Im sure Dad hoped we would make good use of them and did we ever. My older brother, Gerry, also recalls just doing some idle browsing through the books. I remember the anatomy pictures, several transparencies each with a body system which could be laid one on top of the other, Gerry said. I liked the anatomy pictures, too, though the overlay showing a guys intestines would gross me out. We both consulted the encyclopedias for school projects. I switched from one edition to the other depending on how big a report I had to write, Gerry said. The dinosaurs article in the main edition blew my 8th-grade mind (details on pelvises), but I recall using it to describe the battle of Antietam and looking up Trojan War heroes, Gerry said. Dinosaurs The Civil War football baseball Hitler Florida Wisconsin Paris ... Ireland insects dolphins. Endless topics all at my fingertips, helping me to develop writing skills and tickling my imagination. Gerry said the Britannicas were a big improvement over the more basic Golden Book Encyclopedias, and we didnt have to give up comics for them either. Mom made us give up our comics before she bought us the Golden Book Encyclopedias. We both craved comics when we were 5 to 10 years old. I suspect Ill keep the books for several more years, at least until my 7-year-old niece, Devyn, is old enough to appreciate Britannicas as have countless people worldwide for the past 244 years. Ive heard stories of people reading the Britannicas from cover to cover, but I cant believe anybody would have the time or inclination to take on such a laborious task. If you do, keep a dictionary at your side. I thought a friend, Bill, had succeeded at the task, but he assured me last week that he never said he did. If I said it, I was probably drinking and trying to impress the literate folk I was hanging out with, Bill said. If you conducted research on a topic in the Britannicas for a term paper, you knew you would have your facts straight. Ill take the encyclopedias any day over most other sources of information. The company has a worldwide network of thousands of expert contributors and a staff of more than 100 editors who edit, review and fact-check Britannica content to make sure its accurate, its website says. The books improved my health, too; they helped elevate my bed over the year on the rare occasions that I suffered from acid reflex. Though faded, none of the pages are ripped, and I managed not to spill any beverage or dessert on the books. For me, thats an incredible feat, considering all the junk food I gorged myself on in my growing years. Explains why I consulted the encyclopedia for information on pimples and other problems with puberty. I hope Devyn will enjoy the Britannicas as much as her uncles have. These days, I really dont have anything else in my house that she might enjoy reading. Didnt save my old comic books. 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14A Outdoors Beacon, April 26, 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. 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Diplomacy and tactlessness among wild dolphinsEvernoticedtheritualaround newbabies?Somehow,weall tookthesameclassinnewbaby etiquette.Acquaintancesapproachtheradiantnewmother attentively,watchingforsigns thatshewelcomesorrejectstheir desiretooohandahoverhernew bundleofjoy.Withvariations, thisisstandardpolitehumanbehaviorandnosurprise.Wouldit surpriseyouthatdolphinsact thesameway? Lastweek,DolphinWatchreportedthereturnofanadultfemalebottlenosedolphinClubto ourlocalwaters,alongwithmarvelousevidencethatsheappears eachspringduringanunexpectedlyprecisewindowoftime.In thatarticleIhadalsowonderedif Clubwouldhaveababythis year.Althoughdolphinsarecapableofhavingcalvesatthree-year intervals,eachmotherhasher ownschedule.Clublastgave birthin2004.Inabitofcoastal kismet,Clubhadababythe samedayIsubmittedthatcolumntothenewspaper. HerAprilbirthisearlyasbottlenosebirthsgo.Motherdolphinsinourlocalwatersgive birthfromlateMaytolateAugust,anotherrelativelynarrow windowoftime,withthreeexceptionstodate.Themostnotable wasVidalia,thecalfwerescued fromitsbodynooseoffishingline thispastNovember.Thewater temperatureshoverinthemid70s,whichisgoodfornewborns. Clubsnewbabylookshealthy,as yettooyoungtobebouncy. Unlikeresidentdolphins,Club inhabitsatinypartofthestudy areaandwefoundhertherelast week.Sheclearlyevadedus, whichshedoesevenwithouta4day-oldcalfatherside.Shetraveledunderwateratspeedtoput extra-ordinarydistancesbetween herselfandourboat,reflecting herprotectivefeelingsaboutthe tinyshinybabygluedtoherside aswellasthevortexofwatercreatedaroundadolphinsbody whenittravelsatspeed,which keepstinybabiescloseasthey soarintheirprivatejetstream. Byandby,aquintetofresident dolphinshappenedalong.Club hasbutapassingacquaintance withbullScrapefinandthetwo mother-calfpairswithhim,mom StickwithyearlingSavannahand momCourtneywith2-year-old Cutlass. Consequently,itwasenlighteningtoseethatthequintetrespondedtoClubswilddarting thesamewaywehad:Theytraveledjustenoughtoremaininher generalvicinitywithoutapproachingher.Withtheirwondrouspowersofecholocation,the dolphinsknewexactlywhereshe wasinthosemurkyestuarine waters(unlikeus).Thisisprobablyhowtheymaintainedtheir diplomaticdistance.Butthe questioniswhytheydid.Likeus, theygaveClubtheopportunityto approachthem. Clubhadntapproachedus andweneverpushitwithany dolphins,especiallynewmoms. Sowewatchedtheunfolding dramafromadistance.Ittook Clubsome20minutestoapproachthedolphinquintet.Inthe nextmanyminutes,shejoined andleftthemthreetimes.She andthebabywouldperiodically appearintheflotillatheycreated, surfaceamongthemonceor twice,andthenappearseveral boatlengthsaway.Shewasclearlyambivalentandcautious. AsScrapefinetaluseddolphin diplomacywiththeskitterishnew momClub,anothermom-calf pairjoinedthem.QandQball wouldappearinallofthedolphin groupswesawthatday,revealing anintenselysocialmoodwe mightevencallittheirbusy bodyphase.Theirtimingcouldnthavebeenbetter. JustasClubguardedlyjoined theothersevendolphinsforthe fourthtime,alargegraybody rocketedinwithafrightening lackofdiplomacy.Heading straightforClubandhercalf,it flippedupsidedown(bellyskyward)andslicedbetweenthem. Foraseasidesecond,thenewbornsurfacedaloneandthen vanishedintotheensuingfountainofchaos. Asthefountaingavewayto foam,Clubwasrushingaway withherbabyandQandQball wererushingalongsidethem, formingabarrierbetweenthem andthebelligerentgrayform.It turnedouttobeadolphin,nota shark:RippingtonisalocalBoweryBoybullwedglimpsedan hourearlieramonganother Photo by ANN WEAVERExcited by the hubbub over the seasons first dolphin baby, Nougat launches high in the sky.groupofdolphins.Hesperfectly capableofplayingwithcalves gently. QandQballturnedaround andswambacktoRippington,as ifherdinghimawayfromthevulnerablenewbabyanditsdefensivemother. QandQballstayedwithhim fortherestoftheobservationand hedidntrepeathischicanery. Theothermoms,Stickand Courtney,swamnearbywith theircalves.Infact,theymostly returnedtothepreviouspattern ofClubdartingaroundthevicinityofcruisingmoms.Therewere, however,acoupleofexceptions. Oneexception,tellingly,was thattheotherbullScrapefin vanishedwhenRippingtonmaterialized.Theyhaveanembattled history.Twoyearsago,RippingtonsfavoritebullbuddyRiptab hadswitchedalliancesfromRippingtontoScrapefin,whichproducedanentiresummerof battlesbetweenRippingtonand Scrapefin.Scrapefinevidently decidedthiswasnotthetimeto engagepotentiallytestyRippington,asweneversawhimagain thatday. Theotherexceptionisanother parallelbetweenpeopleanddolphinswhenitcomestonewbaby dolphins.Aswewatched,more dolphinsappearedtocheckout Clubsnewcalf.Theseincluded LAStickwithhercalfLaskaand XwithhercalfTrix.Theyremindedmeoftheboatsandjetskis thatsometimesgather,witha frighteninglackofdiplomacyI mightadd,arounddolphinsin generalandbabydolphinsinparticular.Icanonlyhopethatthe humansemploy,attheveryleast, dolphindiplomacyasweenter babyseason.Dr.Weaverstudieswilddolphinsunderfederalpermit16299, NationalOceanicandAtmospheric Administration.Sendheranemail firstname.lastname@example.org visitherwebsitewww.dolphinsu perstore.com.ReadherDolphin Watchcolumnweeklyatwww. TBNweekly.com.NOAAadvises anyonewhoseesastrandeddolphinintheGulfofMexicotocall 877-942-5343or877-433-8299.Briey Guided walk at Fort De SotoTIERRA VERDE A free, guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, April 28, 10 to 11 a.m., at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Guests will enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a onehour nature walk great for the entire family. A guided walk on the beach trail is planned. To register and for tour information and meeting locations, call 552-1862. Visit www.pinel lascounty.org/park.Fort De Soto plans hikeTIERRA VERDE A free, guided nature walk will be offered Sunday, April 29, 10 to 11 a.m., at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Guests will enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a onehour nature walk great for the entire family. A guided walk on the campground trail is planned. To register and for tour information and meeting locations, call 552-1862. Visit www.pinel lascounty.org/park.Audubon Society plans meetingCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will meet Monday, May 7, at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. The event will kick off with a mix-and-mingle at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Dolly Cummings, a representative of the League of Environmental Educators in Florida, will lead an insightful audience participation activity that can assist in asking the right questions about the candidates and issues coming up on the 2012 ballot. Since the focus of LEEF is on awareness, communication, and growth with respect to Floridas natural environment, this program will provide a special voter resource to attendees. Call 462-6024 or visit www. clearwateraudubon.com.Largo Recreation to host Camp FunshineLARGO Largo Recreation will host more than 60 fulland halfday summer camps. Camp Funshine, a full day camp for grades completed K-5, will feature themed activities, swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and special guests. The camp will be offered Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at at Ponce De Leon Elementary School, 1301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Clearwater. Camp Funshine will kick off on Monday, June 11 and will continue through Friday, Aug. 10. Campers may sign up by the week or for the entire camp. Cost is $76 a week for residents and $95 for nonresidents. After care is available from 4 to 6 p.m. for an additional cost. For information on Camp Funshine and other Largo summer camps, call 518-3016 or visit LargoCamps.com. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver
Community 15A Beacon, April 26, 2012 Church And Temple DirectoryS041912 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: email@example.com Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411 FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCHA Congregational Christian Church, everyone welcome 152 TreasureIsland Causeway Treasure IslandNorth of ClockTower 398-6342 Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.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: 391-7706Come and worship. Go and serve.Contemporary Worship(Fellowship Hall)8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship(Sanctuary) 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.Nursery providedSunday School 9:30 a.m.041912Bible Study Monday at 7 p.m. & Friday at 9:30 a.m.Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 8771 Park Blvd. SeminoleCorner of Park Blvd. & Starkey Rd. next to Save-a-LotHeirs of Promise ChurchPastor Jim & April Licensed & Ordained Through Rhema Bible A Non Denominational / Spirit Filled Church397-0806 www.heirsofpromise.com Bible Foundations Class Nursery Contemporary Worship PrayerSunday Service................................................10:30 AM Childrens Church...........................................10:30 AM Thursday Midweek Service...............................7:00 PM121511 Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 022312 4512 FREE VEIN& FOOT SCREENING NO MORE PAINFUL, SWOLLEN LEGS OR FEET OR UNSIGHTLY VARICOSE OR SPIDER VEINS! TREAT YOUR LEGS TO A BRAND NEW LOOK. 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Levenson, MD, PA Elisa Icaza, MSN, ARNP Denisse Balcacer, MD Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center SAFETY HARBOR The Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center will host a free public talk with American Buddhist monk Kelsang Chokyan on Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m., in the main lecture hall at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Attendees will receive simple and practical advice on how to live a life without stress. There will be an opportunity for discussion and to ask questions about meditation. The Sono Museum Cafe will be open for lunch, and for the public talk attendees a freeguided tour of the gallery will take place at 1 p.m. Chokyan, an American Buddhist Monk, is the resident teacher at Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center in Safety Harbor. Chokyan is ordained in the New Kadampa Tradition, and he has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, founder on the NKT, for many years. Founded in 1996, Parbawatiya Center was the first center of Kadampa Buddhism to be established in Florida. For information, call 797-9770 or visit meditaionintampabay .org.Christ Presbyterian ChurchLARGO LornaLee and friends will perform Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. LornaLee and her friends will perform music for a Sunday afternoon. This concert will feature Lexi, Barron, Lauren, Nolan, Christina and Jeanne performing light classics and opera arias. Dessert will be served. The concert is free. A love offering will be taken. Call 584-8695.Seminole First Baptist ChurchSEMINOLE The Largo-Seminole Womens Bible Study will sponsor a spring luncheon Thursday, May 10, 11 a.m., at Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. N. Local author and Bible teacher Marilyn McClurg will be the featured speaker. Child care will be provided. Reservations are requested. Cost is $8.Call 474-7139 or visit www.largoseminolewomensbiblestudy.com.Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation ST. PETERSBURG A celebration of Israels independence will take place Friday, April 27, 7 p.m., at Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N. Attendees will celebrate the independence of Israel. All are welcome and admission is free. Call 345-7777 or visit www.Jewishheritage.net.Chabad of Clearwater CLEARWATER Chabad of Clearwater will celebrate Lag BOmer with a barbecue on Thursday, May 10, 5 p.m., in Shelter No. 1 at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This is a time of year when we look to increase in love and respect ones fellow, said Rabbi Levi Hodakov in a press release. The combination of delicious food coupled with music and Largo Parks famous playground is a great way to bring that all about. Lag BOmer marks the passing nearly 2,000 years ago of the great Talmudic sage, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. He is best known as the author of the Zohar, the fundamental text of the Jewish mystical tradition, the Kabbalah. On the day of his passing, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to mark the date as the day of my joy. The holiday also marks the end of a tragic epidemic, which killed 24,000 students of the great Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva, who served as Rabbi Shimons teacher. On Lag BOmer the dying ceased. Thus Lag BOmer also carries the theme of Ahavat Yisrael, the imperative to love and respect ones fellow. On the menu will be glatt kosher hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings as well as drinks and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children. Sponsorships are available for $180. To RSVP or to be a sponsor, call 265-2770, visit www.JewishClear water.com or email JewishClearwater@gmail.com.Church news Campaign recognizes Child Abuse Prevention month TALLAHASSEE State officials and children gathered recently for the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention month. Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and Prevent Child Abuse Florida Executive Director Anita Odom were joined by Florida Kiwanis Governor/CEO Eddie Lee, a resident of Madeira Beach, Family First Director of Content Bryan Davis and children from Betton Hills Preparatory School at the event. It was held at the headquarters of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Floridas Pinwheels for Prevention campaign is part of a national movement to change the way people think about child abuse prevention by focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development right from the start so abuse and neglect never begins. A skit performed at the event highlighted some solutions to a serious problem, bullying, which impedes healthy child development in schools and communities throughout Florida. While parents and other caregivers play a large role in child development, Kiwanis Governor Lee said childrens experiences within the community with teachers, coaches, neighbors, home visitors and others also impact their development for better or worse. When the entire community takes responsibility for creating healthy environments in which to raise our children, we lay the foundation for long-term community prosperity, Lee said. Donating to childrens causes, participating in youth-focused community organizations and lending a hand to family, friends or neighbors who are under stress are just a few ways we can promote healthy child, family and community development, he said.Florida Kiwanis Governor Eddie Lee discusses the benefits of community support for healthy child development.Networking groups Networking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Thursday, April 26 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., RGs Restaurant, 1565 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, April 26 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, April 26 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Shopping Center on the corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call Barbara at 573-1935, ext. 402. Thursday, April 26 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet.com. Thursday, April 26 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.bni.com. Thursday, April 26 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, April 26 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@denisemur phypa.com. Thursday, April 26 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Thursday, April 26 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242. Thursday, April 26 Gulf Beaches Power Lunch Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sports Bar and Grill, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., Seminole. Call Sandy Schell at 415-4772 Thursday, April 26 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, April 27 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www.bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, April 27 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, April 27 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit www.proleads.net. Friday, April 27 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Executives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, April 30 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, April 30 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.proleads.net. Monday, April 30 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL @freenetworkinginternational.com. Monday, April 30 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 6426173, email waynep@freenetworkinginternational .com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, May 1 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Tuesday, May 1 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, May 1 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240. Tuesday, May 1 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, May 1 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 5864999 or visit www.cbcnet.biz. Tuesday, May 1 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, May 1 Free Networking International, Bayside Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bay Pines Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call Janet Landt at 455-7510, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.freenet workinginternational.com. Tuesday, May 1 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucsons Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-477-3533. Tuesday, May 1 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921. Wednesday, May 2 Business Network International, Financial Freedom, 7:15 a.m., at Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. Call Phil at 409-1609 or visit www.BNIFinancialFree dom.com. Wednesday, May 2 Pinellas Executives Association, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call Donna Perry at 784-6507 or visit www.peafl.com.
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesBeacon Section B April 26, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com This weeks top events Beckys New Car, by Steven Deitz, presented by West Coast Players, April 27 through May 13, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Dietzs heroine Becky Foster doesnt have a half-bad life; it has just become predictable and mundane. She has a solid yet dull marriage to her roofer hubby Joe. Together they have a son: a goofy college psychology major named Chris. Becky devotes herself to a decent job with a car dealership. However, her day-to-day routine is flipped upside down when Walter Flood, a charmingly quirky millionaire, comes into the dealership late one night. The Florida Orchestra: A Musical Feast ; Friday, April 27, 8 p.m., at the Straz Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. The performance will be repeated Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com. A final performance will be presented Sunday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. James Tocco gives the United States premiere of 19th century composer Eduard Francks Piano Concerto No. 1 that has recently been rediscovered, as part of this musical feast of spirited overtures from Webers Oberon, Mendelssohns Midsummer Nights Dream, Lortzings Der Waffenschmied and Nicolais The Merry Wives of Windsor, along with Wagners Die Meistersinger: Prelude. Tickets range from $15 to $45. Garland: Beyond the Rainbow, April 27-29, at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors age 65 and older. Call 877-275-7050 or visit www.SalernoTheatre.com. Presented by Salerno Entertainment, this new Judy Garland theatrical tribute concert event chronicles the life, career and music of this legendary icon who shot to instant stardom as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and in other classic films Meet Me In St. Louis, Easter Parade and A Star Is Born. Starring Jaime Giangrande-Holcom, Hilary Kraus, and Rebekah Torres, the show was conceived for the stage and is directed by Michael Mathews. Greg Lake Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.; and Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $39 to $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Lake will bring his Songs of a Lifetime tour to Clearwater. The performer who cofounded such progressive rock institutions as King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer plans to deliver something more than just a concert featuring his greatest hits. Songs of a Lifetime is designed as an intimate autobiographical musical journey in song and story. Included are many of the best-known songs from his tenure with King Crimson and Emerson Lake and Palmer as well as storyteller style commentary by Lake about his entire life and career. Other events in the area:Seminole Suncoast Symphony Orchestra Sunday, April 29, 4 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., Seminole. The program will include selections from Hector Berlioz, Franz von Suppe, Leonard Bernstein, Modest Mussorgsky and Edward Elgar. Cost is $5. Visit www.suncoastsymphony.org.Treasure Island Kevin Nealon Friday, May 18, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Tickets are $35. Call 367-4511 or visit www.theclubti.com. Doors open at 8 p.m. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBCs Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the hit Showtime series, Weeds. As one of the TREASURE ISLAND A day of soulful blues music is on tap Saturday, April 28 when the city of Treasure Island presents its inaugural Bikini Blues Bash on Treasure Island Beach at 104th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The music begins at noon and continues to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Parking on the beach is $10. The parking entrance is at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard, across the street from the Waffle House. Headlining the show at 8 p.m. is Lucky Peterson, one of the top blues performers of the last half century. A child prodigy in the 1970s, Peterson made his name through his electrifying live performances in the s and s, and is now considered a true blues veteran. St. Petersburgs Sarasota Slim, having worked and toured with Lucky back in the day, takes the stage with his band at 7 p.m. The Bikini Blues Bash goes old school at 5:30 p.m. with Little Jake Mitchell and the Soul Searchers, an authentic soul and blues nine-piece band out of Gainesville. Jake grew up in Tampa and as a teenager sang in traveling road shows that included the likes of B.B. King, Sam Cooke and James Brown. Tampas Betty Fox and the Dirty Bastards plays at 3 p.m., following Treasure Islands Charlie Morris who takes the stage at 1:15 p.m. Morris, who knows how to pick a guitar and make it sing, brings a down-home rock n roll blues quality to his original songs. Charlie takes the stage at 1:15 p.m. Gulfports Paul Anthony Band kicks things off at noon. And those bikinis? You might see a few at the stand-up paddleboard demonstration from the Suncoast Surf Shop around 4:30 p.m. or at the high-energy Zumba workout demonstration. Throughout the festival grounds, tasty seafood, barbecue, island cuisine and other culinary treats will be available. Sponsors are the Treasure Island Parks and Recreation Department, the Beach Beacon, Suncoast Surf Shop and the Suncoast Blues Socie-A day of blues Photo courtesy of ADDEO MUSIC INTERNATIONALLucky Peterson headlines the Bikini Blues Bash April 28 on the Treasure Island Beach at 104th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. ty. For more information, call 547-4575, ext. 237 or visit www.mytrea sureisland.org.Photo courtesy of SARASOTA SLIMLocal favorite Sarasota Slim performs on stage at 7 p.m. See LOOKING AHEAD, page 8B Looking ahead Looking ahead RIC only RIC only RIC only *With purchase. Prices above are per hearing aid. Includes all discounts and trad-ins. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Good for a limited time only. The benefits of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. 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TBNEARLY BIRDSEVERYDAY NOON-6PM 16 to choose from $7.75 $9.25Served with Soup, Salad or Slaw & Choice of sideHome of TheAll-YouCan-Eat Fish FryHappy Hour 8am-6pm Cheap Drinks EverydayWinner Peoples Choice Award 3 Years in a row Best Entertainment on the Beach Daily Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 to 10 p.m.;Fri., 11:30-11 p.m. Sat., Noon -11 p.m.;Sun., Noon-10 p.m.9015 Park Blvd., Seminole at Park Place Center010512 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL4 TO 6 PM5 Entrees incl. egg roll, soup, fried riceFREE Glass of Wine per Dinner$875CHINESE CUISINERestaurant & Cocktail Lounge Order to Take-Out391-8393Major Credit CardsLuncheon Buffet . . . . . . . .$7.25Saturday & Sunday Buffet 12-3 p.m.$8.75 Full Dinner Menu . . . . . . .7 Days ConcertsMays Bay area music lineup includes Beach Boys, Gipsy Kings and Vince Gill By LEE CLARK ZUMPEThe music calendar in May will include an outdoor food and music festival benefitting All Childrens Hospital; a charity event at Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa; and a cavalcade of headliners including alternative rock icons Janes Addiction, Wilco and Chris Cornell. Food and music will go hand in hand at A Taste of Pinellas, Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. Single-day tickets range from $15 to $20 in advance and $20 to $25 the day of the show. A three-day pass costs $45. VIP luxury seating also is available at $150 for a single-day pass or $300 for a three-day pass. For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. The annual food and music festival will feature tastes from top local restaurants, live music from national acts and a Kids Zone for children. Entertainment will include performances by headline acts including Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow and The All-American Rejects. The full entertainment schedule is as follows: Friday, May 4 Gates open, 5 p.m. Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, 5:30 p.m. Joe Nichols, 6:45 p.m. Big & Rich, 8:30 p.m. Fireworks, following the concert Saturday, May 5 Gates open, 3 p.m. RPM, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland Jones, 5 p.m. Ziggy Marley, 6:30 p.m. Sheryl Crow, 8:30 p.m. Fireworks, following the concert Fireworks, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Gates open, noon The Kinected, 1 p.m. A Rocket to the Moon, 2:15 p.m. Dashboard Confessional, 3:45 p.m. The All-American Rejects, 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the All Childrens Hospital Telethon. Visit www.tasteofpinellas.com. The 17th annual Take Back the Night benefit concert will take place Sunday, May 13, 5 p.m., at Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Cost is a suggested minimum donation of $10. For information, call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com. The annual concert is centered around domestic violence issues. This year, proceeds will benefit the Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County Inc. The concert will include performances by Wendy Rich, Shawn Brown, Sugar and Spice, The Sofa Kings, The Mighty Good and Strong Band, Betty Lou Fox, Patty Sanphy, Sandy Ross, William Hellum-Brusso, and Trevor Bystrom. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer linebacker Shelton Quarles will also make an appearance at the event.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Lady Antebellum, Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.Dunedin Brewery Kort McComber, Thursday, May 3, 8 p.m. Swamp Logic, Friday, May 4, 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery is at 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Call 736-0606 or visit dunedinbrewery.com.Jannus Live Zoso, Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Jolli Mons Grill The Gearz Band, Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. Scotty Lee and the Treble Hooks, Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Bottoms Up Band, Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. UNRB, Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Trigger City Trio, Friday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. Freelow Music Experience, Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. Jolli Mons Grill is at 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Visit www.jollimonsgrill.com. Largo Cultural Center Leon Russell, Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 5876793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 Diecast, Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m. The Aggrolites, Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. He Is We, Friday, May 11, 6 p.m. The Rocket Summer, Sunday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. Local H, Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Billy Joel with Michael Cavanaugh; Friday, May 4, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Rhythms of Cuba; Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. Vince Gill, Sunday, May 13, 7 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Once Upon a Time, Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m. The Florida Orchestra: Postcards from Paris, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. John Prine, Friday, May 25, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Beethovens Eroica, Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Music from Americas Heartland presented by SPC Concert Chorus and Madrigalians; Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.Ruth Eckerd Hall Creed, Saturday, May 5, 9 p.m. Gipsy Kings, Tuesday, May 8, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Rhythms of Cuba; Sunday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Once Upon a Time; Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m. Janes Addiction, Saturday, May 19, 8:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Postcards from Paris; Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Bogus Pomp, Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m. Simplified, Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. Take Back the Night benefit concert featuring Wendy Rich, Shawn Brown, Sugar and Spice, The Sofa Kings and other performers; Sunday, May 13, 5 p.m. Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m. Paul Thorne with Amanda Shires, Friday, May 25, 8 p.m. Paul Thorn Band with Beth McKee Band, Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m. Scratch My Back benefit concert featuring Johnny G. Lyon Band, Lint Rollers and Quivering Rhythm Hounds; Sunday, May 27, 5 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Soulfly, Friday, May 4, 7 p.m. Fear Factory with Shadows Fall, The Devastated and The Browning; Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m. Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Monday, May 7, 7 p.m. Enter Shikari, Wednesday, May 9, 7 p.m. Tribal Seeds, Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. Lucero, Friday, May 25, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visitwww.statetheatreconcerts.com.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute; Friday, May 4, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The Beach Boys, Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall b Theater The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.Vince Gill performs Sunday, May 13, 7 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg.
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