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CECELIA SCHOOLSt. Cecelia School Principal Mary Beth Scanlon gets cocooned with silly string by her students. To encourage summer reading, students were offered an incentive, where for every five books purchased, they would receive a can of silly string, which they could use to cocoon their principal, Mary Beth Scanlon. A total of 230 cans were distributed to the children, for a total of 1,150 books. The students lined up and formed a tunnel, through which the principal passed while being sprayed with silly string.Principal gets cocooned Budget idea for pool rejectedCity commissioners leery of letting a swimming club run the operation By TOM GERMOND LARGO City Commissioner Curtis Holmes floated the idea June 19 of asking a private organization whether it would be interested in running the Southwest Pool, but the suggestion didnt get too far. Holmes, expressing concerns about budget woes, said city officials had presented an option of closing the pool to save money. He said that West Florida Lightning Aquatics approached the city a couple of years ago about running the pool operation. I met with those people two years ago, and they had this idea they could run the whole thing, he said, basically by themselves. I dont know where it went from there, and do we want the parks department and city administration to contact WFLA and see if there is an interest in having a greater role in the Southwest Pool? Mayor Pat Gerard didnt have any interest in having WFLA run the city pool. I think if we are going to have a pool there, that it needs to be open to all the citizens, and in fact I think the limited amount of time that just ordinary people have open swim there has always been a disappointment to me, Gerard said.Commisioner Harriet Crozier said at this time the commission hasnt started to hash out the budget. 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Page 5A.Helping HandsOne or two days a week Scott Messer can be found mediating a variety of different cases involving discrimination that come before the Human Rights Office. Messer is a county volunteer. ... Page 3A.Voter information cards in the mailPinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark began mailing new Voter Information Cards to all 600,000 registered Pinellas County voters on June 18. This mailing will take place over three weeks, and the last cards will be mailed July 2. Voter information cards are not required to vote. ... Page 3A. Agency helps study bus service proposal By TOM GERMONDLARGO The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority is helping two area agencies that provide bus services to conduct a study on whether they should merge, but the authority hasnt taken a position on the issue. The study regarding The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority has begun and the findings of the joint meetings among the agencies are due to the Legislature in February, said Amy Ellis, TBARTAs director of communications and government relations, at a Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 12. Chamber President Tom Morrissette asked Ellis whether TBARTA has a position on the possible merger of PSTA and HART. We have not taken a formal stand. The way it stands now is the Legislature has asked those two entities to come together and talk about how they can do things more efficiently and possibly merge, Ellis said. Our position at this point is fact finding. We want to look at it; we want to see what makes sense. Brad Miller, PSTA executive director, has called the $100,000 study a looming challenge. He has said that the issue is complicated because the two agencies were created in different ways by the state. Also at the chamber luncheon, Ellis also was asked what percentage of future mass transit would be rail-oriented. What we are hearing is that rail is not the solution for every part of our region, Ellis said. I dont know what the percentage is, but we are moving a littleThe possible merger of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Transit Authority is being studied.Officials urge residents to prepare for hurricane seasonbit away from rail toward bus rapid transit. We heard from the public in Hillsborough County particularly that they are not ready for rail, that its too expensive. We are hearing that a little in Pinellas, but the support for rail does seem to be a little bit higher in Pinellas than it was in Hillsborough County, Ellis said. In November 2010 Hillsborough voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed 1 percent increase in the sales tax for light rail train routes along with bus and road improvements. Several agencies in Pinellas County are working as partners to develop plans for a 24-mile light-rail system. See STUDY, page 4AThe way it stands now is the Legislature has asked those two entities to come together and talk about how they can do things more efficiently and possibly merge.Amy Ellis Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER How well we all plan and prepare will make a big difference if a hurricane strikes Pinellas County this year. Emergency Management Director Sally Bishop and Information Specialist Tom Iovino took a 15-minute look at some of the most important aspects of planning for a hurricane during the June edition of the eSeries Prepare to Survive. Bishop reminisced about the year 1992, when an old friend Andrew showed up in southern Florida in late August and wrote the history book on hurricanes and things to learn in emergency management. Much of what has changed in the state of Florida in the last 20 years has been a direct result of Hurricane Andrew, she said. Andrew became a hurricane on Aug. 22, 1992, and within 36 hours strengthened to a Category 4 storm before crossing the northwestern Bahamas. Two days later, Aug. 24, early in the morning, Andrew made landfall in southeast Florida, near Homestead with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph and gusts more than 175 mph. Andrew made landfall again in Louisiana on Aug. 26 as a Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Andrew was directly responsible for 26 deaths and approximately $26 billion in damages. More than 25,000 homes were destroyed and about 100,000 were damaged. At the time, it was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. When you see the pictures of what southern MiamiDade County looked like after Andrew, it really looked like something after a bomb drop, Bishop said. She said it was a storm of firsts, making it interesting for scientists to study because Andrew didnt cause a massive storm surge; instead, it was mostly a wind event. See HURRICANES, page 4A INSIDE VIEWPOINTSLloyd BrownMaking voting a bit easier is fine but not if it makes it easier to cheat as well, columnist says. Page 8A.
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There has never been a time of greater need to bring families, particularly fathers and their children, together Johnson said. Steven Beal, CEO of Steven Todd Financial, gave words of encouragement and motivation to all fathers attending the event. We need families to raise our children. We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child its the courage to raise one, Beal said. Its up to us as fathers and parents to instill an ethic of excellence in our children. Its up to us to say to our daughters, dont ever let images on TV tell you what you are worth, because I expect you to dream without limit and reach for the sky. Its up to us to tell our sons, those songs on the radio may glorify violence, but in my house we give glory to achievement, self-respect and hard work. Its up to us to set these high expectations. And that means meeting those expectations ourselves. That means setting examples of excellence in our own lives. The Fathers Focused on Family event provided fun activities to support the bonding of fathers and their children while connecting fathers to economic development resources. The event included service providers and partner organizations in the health and wellness, education and training, and family services areas, as well as information about career development and employment. Free haircuts, clothing, food baskets and health screenings complimented the free food, games, and raffle prizes at the event. We are very thankful to all of our community partners. Without their commitment and support this special event would not have been possible said Regina Booker, PCHAs director of resident services and programs.PCHA hosts Fathers Day event Photo courtesy PCHAFransico Romero, a father at Rainbow Village in Largo, gets information from Rose Mackey with St. Petersburg Colleges Career Development Center June 14 during the Fathers Focused on Family event.Square dancing June 22 and 29, 7:30 until 9:45 p.m., Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Description: Like country style dancing? Square or round? Spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Join anytime. Call 518-3131. The fee is $6. Swing Dance Saturdays June 23 and 30, 7 until 11 p.m., Largo Community Center. Description: Come enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing every Saturday night. Enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 until 11 p.m.. Our resident DJ is Savoy Swing. Dont miss out on our 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. For more information visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. The fee is $7. The event is free and there is a fee of $10 per entry. Itty Bitty Splashtime June 22, 25, 27 and 29, 9:45 until 10:45 a.m., Highland Family Aquatic Center,400 Highland Ave. Description: Parents can spend quality time with their preschool aged children in a safe and playful aquatic environment. Moms clubs are welcome. Children not potty-trained must wear a plastic swim diaper under their bathing suit. For more information, call 518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com. The fee is $1.50 per person Teen Tidalwave Tuesday June 26, 7 until 9 p.m.,Highland Family Aquatic Center,400 Highland Ave. Description:Teens can meet up with friends, swim, and catch up on what happened over the weekend. Sponsors will provide snacks and giveaways are planned. For more information, call 518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com. The fee is $3 per teen. Community Luncheon and Show June 21, noon until 2 p.m., Largo Community Center. 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One or two days a week you can find him mediating a variety of different cases involving discrimination that come before the Human Rights Office. Those cases could involve employment, fair housing, public accommodations or any one of a number of government related programs. As Messer explains it, most of the time he will meet with all parties involved in hopes of coming up with a resolution to the problem without having the county get involved with a complete investigation and/or possibly having to go to court. He says he likes doing mediation, because he doesnt know what to expect and every case is different and always something new. Many times Messer said, a mediation case is unfortunately all about money, although not always. Sometimes, he said, its just correcting a misunderstanding. Some cases involve getting a persons job back. On rare occasions a settlement has been made with just a simple apology. Another reason Messer likes what he does is because he can be creative in trying to come up with a solution that everyone can agree on. The only real limits, he said, to a settlement are that it has to be ethical, legal and binding. The old saying that if you could find something that you would like to do, and even if you didnt get paid for it, you would do it, thats me he said. Messer notes that as a mediator, he doesnt decide the outcome, but rather the parties themselves are in control and they decide the outcome, and at times it can be a remedy thats not available through the courts. Messer said he has learned not to make early judgments in a case because a mediator is only getting a slice, a couple of frames out of a movie, and so you go with what you see and take people at face value. He notes a person doesnt have to convince a mediator of something; they have to convince the other side. So if the other side is willing to accept their argument then Im willing to accept their argument. Most cases, he said, are resolved in one day, but it might be a long day. Its not all work and no play however for Messer. In addition to all the time he spends with his consulting firm and mediating for the county, he still finds time for recreation. Both he and his wife love to cycle and are fortunate to live near the Pinellas Trail, for which they are both big proponents. They average about 100 miles per week, and once or twice a year will take cycling vacations. He laughingly notes Florida is pretty flat so its not as hard to cycle here as it is somewhere with lots of hills and or rough terrain. As for volunteering, Messer encourages others who may be thinking of volunteering to try it. He says he was skeptical at first when he would hear people say they got much more out of volunteering than they gave, but now believes its true. He said its a great education and he is constantly learning new things and finds there are a number of great people he works with at the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights. Pinellas County volunteers can expect to make a difference in the life of their community, while exploring interests, sharing knowledge, assisting others andVolunteer brings mediation skills to county office making friends. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty .org/volunteer, email volunteers@ pinellascounty.org or call 4648477. This article was provided by Pinellas County Communication.Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSScott Messer volunteers his time as a mediator at the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights.Watch the weather, wait to waterThe Southwest Florida Water Management District is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rains and watch the weather, wait to water. During the June, July, August and September, yards need no more than 3/4 inch of water every two to three days. If your lawn has received enough water from rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and turn it back on when needed. The simplest way to determine if your yard needs water is to look for these visual clues: Grass blades are folded in half lengthwise on at least one-third of your yard. Grass blades appear blue-gray. Grass blades do not spring back, leaving footprints on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it.Voter information cards in the mailCLEARWATER Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark began mailing new Voter Information Cards to all 600,000 registered Pinellas County voters on June 18. This mailing will take place over three weeks, and the last cards will be mailed July 2. Clark is required to mail new voter information cards to all registered voters as part of the redistricting process, which included redrawing precinct lines to conform to new district boundaries. Some district and precinct numbers have changed, but most polling places remain the same. The new cards will provide voters with their district and precinct numbers and polling places. Voters should look for red-white-and-blue mailers from the Supervisor of Elections and not confuse them with campaign materials. Were asking voters to review the information on their cards to ensure everything is current and accurate, Clark said. If changes need to be made, we encourage voters to call us at 464-VOTE as soon as possible, so we can make the changes before the Aug. 14 primary. Voters who do not receive a voter card by July 6 or have misplaced it, can call 464-VOTE to request a replacement card. Voter information cards are not required to vote. The cards are for informational purposes only. 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4A Leader, June 21, 2012 STUDY, from page 1AThe Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority was created by the Legislature in 2007 to develop and implement a regional master transportation plan for the seven-county area it serves. Agency officials go to many events and work closely with the media, Ellis said. When [TBARTA officials] go to presentations the kind of things they are hearing are connections to the airport, Ellis said. People are very discouraged there is not an easier way to get to and from the airport, she said. They want us to work with CSX to use existing rail lines. Everybody wants expanded bus service. Bicycle and pedestrian safety are a huge issue in this area, Ellis said. Ellis said TBARTAs first task was to come up with a balanced multi-modal transportation system. She said when officials looked at different modes of transportation a lot of people were discouraged to hear the plans could take as long as 50 years to implement. But what we like to point out is that the interstate system, the highway system in the United States, was begun in the 1950s and now today we have one of the best highway interstate systems in the world, Ellis said. The transportation authority serves Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. For more information about TBARTA, visit tbarta.com. The luncheon meeting was held at Royal Palms Theater, 200 Lake Ave. HURRICANES, from page 1ABut it doesnt matter how your home disappears or is damaged and your life is changed forever, she said. Iovino pointed out that a lot of mobile homes in Miami-Dade were gone after Andrew passed through. Bishop said Pinellas County has more than 40,000 mobile homes, a big concern for local emergency officials. Weve been saying this over and over again, but it bears repeating. Run from the water and hide from the wind, Bishop said. In general, evacuations are planned on expected storm surge, which explains why all the barrier islands are located in a mandatory evacuation zone. Mobile homes also are included due their vulnerability to wind.Preparedness and seasonal predictionsI laugh every year when the predictions come out and everyone wants to know whats thought about these predictions, Bishop said. She explained that regardless of the predictions it only takes one hurricane to change a season with low activity to one with heavy activity for the location it strikes. If the one storm that shows up is off the coast of Pinellas County, its going to be a big storm season for us, she said. Iovino said if a storm hit Pinellas this year, it would be the worst year weve had since 1921. As I remind everybody every year, unless you were here in 1921 you have not seen a direct hit of a hurricane in Pinellas County, Bishop said. So if your only experience with hurricanes is here in Pinellas County, you need not prepare for what youve seen; you need to prepare for something that is hard to wrap your head around. She advised residents to go back and look at the pictures from the aftermath of Hurricanes Andrew, Charley and Katrina. Those are the reasons were asking you to prepare, not for a brush from a tropical storm, she said.Individual preparednessIovino said a big push after Andrew was individual preparedness, a message he takes to cities, organizations and homeowners associations year-round. Bishop said individual preparedness has to start with assessing vulnerability. Adequate planning revolves around knowing your evacuation zone. Are you in an evacuation zone or are you not, she said. County residents can find out their evacuation zone by visiting www.pinellascounty.org/emergency or by calling 453-3150. Evacuation zones are also printed on the bills of Pinellas County Utilities customers and Truth in Millage statements mailed from the property appraiser in August. Bishop said people who live in the higher evacuation zones, those who wont receive a call to go unless the worst is expected, usually plan for a non-evacuation. You have to plan for both options if you live in an evacuation zone, and if you live in a mobile home, you need to be planning and be prepared to evacuate regardless of what your evacuation zone is, she said. People who dont have to evacuate need to make sure their home is fortified and that they have the right supplies. Bishop advises that they also make a Plan B, just in case something happens and they decide to leave instead of staying. She said the supplies you stock are different depending on whether you plan to go or stay. Obviously youre not going to be carrying as much with you if you have to evacuate, she said. Iovino said people often fail to plan for their pets or their elderly relatives. He said that too many try to do things at the last minute after the winds have begun to blow. Bishop said waiting until the last minute wasnt a good idea. If you wait your options are shrinking by the hour, she said. And people who wait tend to panic easier, so they end up with whatevers available rather than having thought it through on the front end and be able to pick something that they find that is appropriate for them. She said people needed to plan for their pets, the elderly, those with medical conditions that make it difficult just to get in the car and go. She said people on medications needed to make sure they have enough. State law allows people to get a refill, regardless of if it is time, whenever a state of emergency is declared in their local area due to a hurricane. Insurance companies are required to pay.The aftermathIovino said one of the biggest concerns of emergency management is the aftermath. None of the stores are around that you need. Your doctors office may be closed, he said. It may be difficult to get in touch with friends and relatives. Bishop said it is hard to imagine the aftermath. What she knows is based on whats shes seen at disaster sites after the fact. Everything you know is gone basically or unavailable for a period of time, she said. She said people in Pinellas needed to plan for a longer aftermath and have supplies for at least seven days, despite advice from the American Red Cross and federal emergency management officials that three days is adequate. Because were a peninsula, its going to take more time to cut into us, to clear the roads, she said. Well have limited options. The bridges arent going to be useful immediately until theyre looked at, so we want people to be prepared for longer. Bishop said another problem is the advances in emergency management that has made response after a disaster better than it was 20 years ago. It creates expectations that within 24 to 48 hours someone will be here with food and water, she said. People need not be planning for that. She said people should not depend on anyone except themselves to make sure they have enough supplies to last until help can arrive and things begin to turn back on. Bishop said turning back on could be by opening of distribution points for basic supplies or by the reopening of grocery and box stores.Countys plansBishop said having a well-prepared populace could make a big difference in how efficiently local disaster response comes together. We have a very long to-do list in a post-event status, she said. The more we can focus on that rather than rescuing people because theyre well prepared and have their own supplies, the faster we can start to bring normalcy back to the community. Bishop said the first priority would be to open up the roads and debris clearance. A damage assessment will be done to determine how hard the county has been hit. We have to look at power restoration for critical facilities, such as hospitals, she said. We have to do search and rescue. A lot of these things are happening simultaneously or nearly simultaneously. Then comes water and sewer and making sure that infrastructure is turned back on. Its a tremendous task list in a post environment. Its often said that the county has a plan but your name isnt necessarily at the top, Iovino said. Thats a critical thing to remember. The aftermath could be a long endurance test. Bishop said actions that help the majority would have to take precedent over individual needs. Youre one of a community of 1 million, she said. In an after-event, well be trying to bring back infrastructure for as many people as possible, so your name is not written in our plan although our plan is for the entire community. The county and its municipalities will take the lead if a disaster strikes, with support from the state and federal government. The state and federal response is designed to augment when weve exceeded our own capabilities, she said. Bishop said the municipalities take the lead in their jurisdictions. At the county level well be trying to coordinate and make sure everything stays coordinated and make sure were filling the gap with resources they (cities) may not have available.Prepare now while you still canYou dont wait until you have a car accident to strap your seat belt on, Bishop said. I know that planning for hurricanes is not a simple task and its a mental task that most people prefer to avoid, she said. But if you dont do your homework now to know what it is that youre going to do then, youre putting your life and your families lives at risk. You jeopardize the options you have available to you because youre going to have fewer and fewer of those Photo courtesy of NOAAA monstrous storm, Category 4 Hurricane Andrew comes ashore on the coast of southeast Florida about 5:16 a.m. Aug. 24, 1992. Maximum sustained winds were reportedly 145 mph with gusts up to 175 mph.PHOTO BY BOB EPSTEIN, FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYEmergency Management Director Sally Bishop says photos such as this one taken Aug. 24, 1992 showing the devastation done in Miami-Dade County by Hurricane Andrew is the reason people need to take hurricane preparedness seriously.when the rest of the county is mobilized, the rest of the citizenry is mobilized and also trying to implement their plans. Unlike an earthquake or tornado, several days for advance notice can be expected with a hurricane, Iovino said. Theyre not going to sneak up on us, Bishop agreed. However, she pointed out that every storm is different as Andrew proved 20 years ago as it devastated Miami-Dade County with its high winds, and minimal storm surge. It changed peoples lives dramatically, she said. And it was the first storm wed seen that did it that way. Prepare to Survive The eSeries Prepare to Survive plays at noon first Wednesdays of the month (the July 4 release will be June 27, due to the Independence Day holiday). Upcoming presentations are scheduled for June 27, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7. The show is streamed live online and shown on PCC-TV. It is then posted online on the eSeries Web page and on YouTube. Prepare to Survive can be seen online at www.pinellascounty.org/eseries or on PCCTV, Bright House Channel 622, Knology Channel 18 or Verizon Channel 44. Last years eSeries: Prepare to Survive presentations and other videos on disaster preparedness can be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/PCCTV1.Fire station set for Bluffs siteBELLEAIR BLUFFS Plans to build a new fire station on city-owned property behind Belleair Bluffs City Hall are moving forward. Largo Fire Chief Michael Wallace told the City Commission at its June 11 meeting that construction of the facility could start this October, assuming interlocal agreements and architectural designs for the station are approved. The residential property on which the station will be built is on Bayway Avenue across from city hall. It became the top site choice last fall, after other locations in Largo fell into disfavor for various reasons. Wallace confirmed that the Bluffs property is the final selection. Wallace told the commission a draft interlocal agreement has been submitted to City Attorney Thomas Trask. Architectural drawings for the station will be provided to the city for review to make sure the design fits the citys architectural style, Wallace said. If all goes as planned, hopefully you will have a new station in 12 months, he said. Trask said the city would begin vacating the property soon. The two houses on the site have been rented out, and one is already vacant. The fire station will replace aging station No. 43 on Indian Rocks Road, which has been in need of repair and has been declared inadequate to meet the areas future fire service needs. Wayne AyersClearwater agrees to advance $4 million to Ruth Eckerd HallCLEARWATER In 2006, the city entered into an agreement with Ruth Eckerd Hall to use $4 million of Penney for Pinellas III money for improvements to the Marcia Hoffman Institute at REH. Two years later, the city and REH entered into another agreement regarding the renovation, operation and maintenance of the citys Capitol Theatre and the adjacent Lokey Building on Cleveland Street by REH. But the recession that began later in 2008 put those plans on hold Then, in January of this year, Robert Freedman retired after 13 years as REH president. Zev Buffman an 81-year-old dynamo, who racked up 29 Tony nominations as a Broadway producer and has restored several historic buildings, including theaters in Chicago and New Orleans that are national landmarks, replaced him. Buffman proposed that the city advance REH $4 million from its general funds to get the Capitol Theatre project going again. The city would then be reimbursed when the Penney funds set aside for the Hoffman Institute are reclassified to allow their use for the Capitol Theatre project. Under Buffmans plan, REH would buy the adjacent building at 409 Cleveland St. and make it part of a 700-seat Capitol Theatre complex. The city would then buy the 409 building from REH at the average of two appraisal prices. As part of the deal, REH would have to set up a $2 million endowment fund for the operation and maintenance of the Capitol Theatre and add $100,000 to that fund each year for a decade. Mayor George Cretekos worried aloud that REH might not be able to raise that kind of money in todays sluggish economy, and City Attorney Pam Akin said that, if that happens, the citys only options are to cancel or renegotiate its agreement with REH I think its important for us to go forward with this, Cretekos said. But I have this cloud hanging over me that REH wont be able to raise the money it promised. I think were very much tied together on this, Vice Mayor Paul Gibson said of REH and the city. But REH board member Josh Maguson said the fears of the mayor and vice mayor was groundless. Ruth Eckerd Hall has been in the fundraising business since we started and weve raised every dime we were supposed to raise, he said. Things have not flatlined in the downtown but they are flat, Buffman told the council. Quitting is not an option for the downtown, for the people of Clearwater or for us at Ruth Eckerd Hall who are dedicated to the arts. He added that a refurbished Capitol Theatre would draw 100,000 theatergoers annually and revitalize the entire downtown area. The matter was put on the consent agenda and unanimously approved at last weeks City Council meeting. Lester R. Dailey Around Pinellas Around Pinellas POOL, from page 1ACommissioners are looking at cutting about $2.79 million from the budget.Im not even looking at alternatives at this point, Crozier said. Im trying to stick with whats been given to us and can we make that work, and so Im not really interested in that at this time. The option of closing the Olympic-sized pool two years ago in preliminary budget cut discussions ended when City Manager Mac Craig told a crowd of concerned citizens at the Largo Library that the city would keep it open. West Florida Lightning Aquatics offers a variety of competitive yearround, swimming programs that include age groups from novice to advanced levels broken down as silver, junior, senior, and national teams. The club has several events at the Southwest Pool. Holmes also asked if commissioners were interested approaching Belleair Bluffs about the Largo Police Department serving the city. Confidence is high we can give Belleair Bluffs the same level of police service that the sheriff is giving them, and we can probably do it for a little bit less money than the sheriff is charging and this was brought up to the city manager, Holmes said. He said the Belleair Bluffs contract with the Sheriffs Office comes up in October and if Largo can provide the same level of service to Belleair Bluffs and reduce its costs, I think it would be a great benefit to a neighborhood community. Craig said he would discuss the issue with Police Chief John Carroll. Staff was also asked by Commissioner Woody Brown to provide information on the benefits to city residents of the city providing police services to the Bluffs. Another suggestion from Holmes at the meeting drew some interest: the Largo Central Park Railroad Inc. charging for its rides. Holmes said he loves the miniature Largo Central Park Railroad, which provides free rides to park visitors on the first full weekend of each month at Largo Central Park. But we are still spending $25,000 a year to pay their liability insurance. I dont know why we dont encourage those people to charge at least 25 cents for a ride. If they would charge each person 25 cents, which I dont think thats a staggering amount of money, they could actually raise enough money to pay for their own insurance, Holmes said. Staff will contact the railroad organization about the feasibility of paying for its own liability insurance.
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Law enforcement personnel began the evening in the Coral Way neighborhood off Ulmerton Road, west of Belcher Road. After making several arrests in this area, they moved to other neighborhoods and apartment complexes throughout the evening. Ten people were arrested on 23 charges, including three confirmed gang arrests. Two citations were issued, one weapon seized and one deportation was processed. The Sheriffs Office says more of these operations are planned in the near future.Largo man charged in armed robberyLARGO Police arrested a Largo resident after he allegedly committed an armed robbery June 14 at a residence in Rainbow Mobile Home Park, 1159 Clearwater Largo Road North. Largo police said Anthony Jones, 54, entered the residence with a handgun while consuming a beer. He intended to confront the resident over an unknown issue; however, the resident was not home. A friend of the resident was home and Jones pointed the gun at him. 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Matt Gasper, the organizations president, made a last-minute request of the commission, saying the group was working with Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road and needs to act quickly for a chance to book the Counting Crows for the Sept. 15 event. Wed like to have beer and wine in September and April, Gaspar said. But that requires a waiver from the commission. He said comparable events have beer and wine, and organizers believe the public will expect it. Mark Woodard said staff had yet to receive a formal application for an event that organizers estimate will draw between 3,000 and 5,000 people. Weve not had an event of that magnitude at the park, he said. Woodard also said the September event coincides with the shore bird nesting season. But the largest issue is the beer and wine and the large number of expected attendance, he said. He said past events in the park that included beer and wine had been of a much smaller scale. Gasper pointed out that the September event was scheduled on the next to the last day of nesting season and said the organization would post watchers. He also said the event was planned to happen in the parade area in front of the fort.Theres no nesting there, he said. Woodard asked if the Friends planned to sell admission and asked if it would be necessary to cordon off a portion of the park. The county has no formal agreement with Friends of Fort De Soto, he said. He asked how the park would benefit from the proceeds. County Attorney Jim Bennett said the commissioner could grant a waiver that would allow beer and wine to be served, but he said the Friends needed to first complete the application. We need the necessary documentation, he said. Welch said the commission needed input from the Park Board, which Gasper said he had not yet contacted. Im not ready to make a decision today, Welch said. Our concern is that people expect beer and wine. If theres none in September, people will think there will be none in April and it could affect attendance, Gasper said. Id like input from the Park Board, Woodard said, adding that there were questions that needed to be answered, such as how restrooms would be provided and security from the Sheriffs Office. Paul Cozzie, director of Parks & Conservation Resources, said staff needs the Friends of Fort De Soto to map out the areas where events will take place and then work through any issues. Gasper said to secure the entertainment, the Friends needed to know right away if the commission was favorable toward granting the waiver so beer and wine could be sold. We do these events in Palm Harbor, Commissioner Susan Latvala said. We just have to work through the issues. She said the commission had recently passed an ordinance specifically for events in Palm Harbor. She said the county has a staff person with the experience to work on the project. The park Friends hope to have the Counting Crows headline the event with three warm-up bands. He said there would be no fireworks. He said food trucks would probably be called in for the September event with more upscale food in April. Commissioner Karen Seel asked if Gasper was asking for the special event permit fee to be waived. Gasper said Friends of Fort De Soto had considered asking that the parking fee be waived so advance tickets could be sold online. But they pay for parking atFriends of Fort De Soto plan 50th anniversary eventRays games, he said. Seel said she could support allowing the beer and wine if the group could make sure the bird nesting areas were not disturbed. Gasper said the fee for the band was $75,000, which he said the group planned to recoup through ticket sales. Production was estimated to cost an additional $44,000. Ruth Eckerd Hall is on board, Gasper said. They have the experience to do this. Cozzie said events through Orange Blossom Catering had included alcohol in the past and some sporting events had served alcohol provided by event sponsors. But weve never had a large public event where alcohol was sold, he said. Welch said the size of the event requires it to need approval by the commission and he objected to the request coming at the last minute. Im not receptive to last-minute requests, he said. It was not an agenda item. Latvala said she could support approval for the beer and wine sales as long as Friends of Fort De Soto and Ruth Eckerd Hall could meet requirements for special events. Gasper said the organization would work with staff, but we dont want a list of 20 items that we get done now, then theres another list of 10 items until they become stumbling blocks.
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Another very important fact about Intolan Computers is that they have no sales quotas to meet and have no need to push customers into buying products and services not needed. But the best part is that all services are performed in the store keeping your data safe. Computers are fixed fast and tested! Visit www.intolan.com to find current prices on repairs and rebuilt desktop PCs and parts. The Prices are amazing. The Service & Repairs are the best, the Guarantees and Warranties are for real! This is the place to buy a custom built desktop PC! They are built for your needs. Bare Bones systems are sold for the do-it-yourselfer. Intolan Computers is at 28909 US 19 N, Serendipity Plaza 2 in Clearwater. Accepting major credit cards. Phone: 727-796-0806 Since 1967 Petland Largo has built a reputation on helping thousands of families adopt new pets. Featuring one of Tampa Bays largest selections of the highest quality puppies, kittens, reptiles, tropical fish, small animals, exotic birds and pet supplies. Their Pet Counselors go through an extensive training program which continues on an on-going basis. They are expert at matching the right pet with the right customer. They are not just here to sell you a pet. We find that the pets from Petland have been afforded the upmost professional care while they await your adoption and each pet is checked by a Vet. before being offered to you. Visit their site www.petlandlargo.com and read about the many benefits of adopting room Petland of Largo such as a state health certificates, micro chips history and much more. Present this article and choose: A Free Hamster or Parakeet with the purchase of Cage & Food or Take $3 OFF any Dog Food Purchase. Call 727-230-1979 for a list of pets currently looking for a home or visit the store where Love is Waiting for YOU. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm & Sunday 11am-6pm. Telling our readers about local business since 1977.Phone Don Minie at 727-409-5252 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org When Only the Best Will Do YoullRead About Them Here!To get your business story toldcall 727-409-5252.Email:email@example.com QUALITY BOATS is where the Difference is in the Quality and the Foundation is Family! While they may not be the biggest dealership in this area they are the best in terms of commitment to their customers. They are consistently rated among the top dealers in the world as boat suppliers and overall customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Founded in 1973 by Ted Bair; it is now run by brothers David and Dan Bair and has expanded 4 times to better serve their customers. They have all the latest and exciting new models from Grady-White, Regal, Scout Boats and Pursuit as well as a wide selection of pre-owned and brokerage boats at their Superstore. Visit their full-service, waterfront marina on Clearwater Beach, located at 235 Windward Passage. Repairs are done by personnel who receive on-going factory authorized training, and customer satisfaction is a top priority. Call Melissa who maintains the Sales and Service department. 727-530-1815 or go to www.qualityboatsales.com to view pictures and prices of the New & Used Boats available, financing information and more. This is a very active Post and you are invited to join them in their many serious endeavors as well as enjoy all their fun activities. Dedicated to preserving the memories of our great wars, they have many groups for you to join. The American Legion Auxiliary is the Worlds Largest Womens Patriotic Service Organization; they meet the First Tuesday of each month. S.A.L. meets the 4th Tuesday and Regular Legion meetings are the Second Tuesday of the month. You will find many ways here to show your servicemen and women that we appreciate them and have a good time doing it. Go online www.post119.org to see weekly menu and special events and information on how to join. See the daily menus, Lunch 11am-3pm and Dinners 5-8pm, Wild Wednesdays, Dance Music, Sports Fanatic Sundays, Karaoke, Bingo, and more. Saturday Night Steak Dinner is from 5-8pm. AMERICAN LEGION POST 119 IS WAITING TO GREET YOU AT 130 1st Ave. South, Largo. Phone 727-584-2038. You must be a member for lounge privileges.This great company was started in 1999 and has grown by leaps and bounds ever since. The reason is their 100% satisfaction guarantee to all customers. We have no problem recommending JOE COOL because they give courtesy, honesty, and respect to all customers. They want a long-term relationship of trust with customers. They do the job right with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. An interesting thing they do is their Online Diagnostic Service. This helps identify the problem with your air conditioner and what it takes to fix it before a service technician comes out. Just go to their website at www.joecoolair.com and click on online diagnostic to walk thru this convenient service. The quality products they handle are Carrier, Bryant, and Payne, but they service all major brands like Amana, Lennox, Goodman, and Trane. We urge you to call 727-548-0657 and present this ARTICLE to get a Summer Tune-up for $49 (This is an $89 Value). If service is what you need, they waive their Emergency Service with a paid repair. So call today 727-548-0657.Community Veterinary Hospital is a complete veterinary medical facility designed to provide optimum care for all small animal companion pets (dogs, cats, birds, exotics). Dr. Lester Mandelker is a Nationally recognized, board certified specialist in Feline and Canine Practice and is a private veterinary practitioner operator. He is an expert in veterinary pharmacology, pet supplements and antioxidant therapy and pet health care. Nothing can attest to his success more than the 40 years he has served this community. And nothing can express our THANKS enough! Everything needed is here: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services, Anesthesia & Surgery Internal Medicine consulting, Radiology, Electrocardiography, Dentistry, laboratory, Permanent identification, Ultrasound, Individualized Laser Therapy, Dietary Counseling, Behavioral Counseling, Bathing and Boarding. Community Veterinary Hospital is open M-F, 8am-5pm and Sat. 8am-Noon at 1631 West Bay Dr. in Largo. Phone: 727-585-2007. Visit this great website with informative How to Videos at www.thepetdoctor.com or Community Veterinary Hospital. Drop off appointments are available as well as emergency service. In keeping with his vast knowledge and love for animals, Dr. Mandelker is working on Panavara, a novel anti-viral therapy for dogs, cats, birds and any exotic species. Find out more about this by visiting YouTube under Dr. Mandelker and Panavara.ITS A BOAT SHOW EVERY DAY at this Premier Family Owned Superstore 17389 US 19 N. Clearwater. Let JOE Cool install a new A/C unit for you today.Dr. Lester Mandelker has been Owner and Director of this AAHA certified animal hospital since 1972.Welcome to Petland Largo. Located at 10500 Ulmerton Rd. Suite 506 Largo (in Largo Mall-next to the Movie Theater).This is not some fly-by-night operation working out of a garage. All work is performed in this up-to-date store at 28909 US 19 N. in Clearwater. QUALITY BOATS OF TAMPA BAY is the oldest family owned boat dealership in the Tampa Bay area!Mark Bloomer is the 2011-2012 Commander of this active post. The American Legion Heisler Johnson Post #119 invites you to join them while they Preserve Memories and Create Fellowships.Keep Cool this summer with JOE COOL A/C, Just call 727-548-0657.COMMUNITY VETERINARY HOSPITAL & DR. LESTER MANDELKER Celebrate 40 years of providing excellent care for our dogs, cats and exotic pets.Someone is waiting to give you unconditional love at PETLAND LARGO.INTOLAN COMPUTERS, Clearwaters Most Trusted Alternative to Computer Superstores.62112 Photo courtesy of BECKY GRIFFINThe 65 graduates of the fifth grade at Anona Elementary School in Largo are all smiles as they are joined by front row, from left, their Principal, Mrs. Lively; Mrs. Guarino, Ms. George and second row, left, Ms. Snook. With the end of the school year, 44 4-year-olds shared a sampling of their favorite songs June 5 at St. Jerome Early Childhood Center. During the Fours Farewell, the children demonstrated their counting and alphabet skills as well as their knowledge of the state with the Florida Alphabet Song. Anona graduates celebrate Fours farewellBoca Ciega class of reunion setGULFPORT Boca Ciega High School class of 1977 is having its 35-year reunion Saturday, July 7, at the Treasure Island Community Center. Members of surrounding classes are welcome. Advance registration and ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and dancing. For more information, Google BCHS class of 1977 reunion or call 572-0073.Largo High plans 50th year reunionLARGO Largo High School class of 1962 will hold its 50th year class reunion Sept. 21-23 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Plans include Friday registration and a mixer. A barbecue bonanza is planned for Sept. 22. Dinner and a dance will be held that evening. A brunch and goodbyes will end the weekend Sept. 23. The class of 1962 had 338 members; 228 have been located, 116 are still missing and, sadly, 46 are known to have passed on, a news release said. If anybody knows classmates who have not been contacted about the event, please urge them to contact Jim Kramer at 492-5393 or to visit www.classcreator.com/Largo-FL-1962/index.cfm.Lakewood Class of plans 40-year reunionST. PETERSBURG Lakewood High Schools Class of 1972 plans its 40-year reunion July 20-21 on St. Pete Beach. Classmates can register online, and pay online with PayPal or write a check. Classmates with businesses, or local businesses can place an ad in the class memory book or be a sponsor. Visit www.classreport.org/usa/fl/st_petersburg/lhs/1972/ or Lakewood High-Fortieth Reunion on Facebook.Free physicals available at school clinicST. PETERSBURG Students can be ready for the first day of sports practice or the first day of school by getting a free physical now before the back-toschool rush begins. The Pinellas County Health Departments Northeast High School Clinic is offering the physicals free to any Pinellas student from kindergarten to 12th grade. No physicals are scheduled or performed at any other Pinellas County Health Department center. School and sport physicals are by appointment only; no walk-ins accepted. The Northeast High School Clinic is at 5500 16th St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 570-3025 to make an appointment. Notebook Notebook
8A Viewpoints Leader, June 21, 2012 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey firstname.lastname@example.org Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli email@example.com Retail Advertising Manager: Jay Rey firstname.lastname@example.org Classied Advertising Manager: Shelly Fournier email@example.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.orgProduction Manager: David Brown email@example.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter firstname.lastname@example.org Seminole/Beach Beacon: Bob McClure email@example.com Largo Leader/Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.org Belleair/Beach Bee: Chary Southmayd email@example.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl firstname.lastname@example.org Pinellas Park Beacon: Juliana A. Torres email@example.com General Editorial firstname.lastname@example.orgCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSDisagrees with Times on term limitsEditor: Term limits were endorsed and passed by a large majority of Florida voters because the Legislature was a nonresponsive or responsible body. So after all these years since its passage the question arises: Why is the will of the people disrespected and repulsed? Since the Legislature today remains a nonresponsive and irresponsible body, who must be accountable for it remaining so? Is it not that same Legislature? Term limits have not shifted power from elected officials to lobbyists. Lets stop this verbal by-play now and have you admit that lobbyists and special interests have always held the power, particularly in our Florida Legislature which is at times considered a laughing stock because of it, and, that fact itself was a strong if not overriding factor in the voters of this state supporting the implementation of term limits. Term limits did not catapult unprepared lawmakers into leadership. First, if lawmakers are unprepared to serve it is (a) their own fault, and, (b) the fault of the voters, (especially Republican voters over recent decades) who have put these unprepared lawmakers into office. Where are the experienced and prepared lawmakers who have served for years and who are permitting these actions to unduly undermine the leadership process? The Times, as it has espoused for all these years, has been in opposition to term limits, and it does of course have its right to embrace its opinion, but it is morally wrong for it to use its influence to advocate that position. To do so is biased and unworthy of a neutral media in direct opposition to Florida voters. Incumbency was thought to be too powerful Again, Times verbal by-play brings the question: Are you saying incumbency is not too powerful? For years the Times, as it should have, has written factual and historical reference and award winning stories about (a) incumbent re-election powers; (b) inability for an opposition candidate to meet that power in order to run a meaningful campaign against it; (c) and the overwhelming, truly undemocratic and appalling percentages of incumbents who cannot be beaten and remain in office, even with credible opposition. The Times points out, correctly, that after two decades of term limits, the experiment is a failed one with lawmakers jockeying for political or appointed posts utilizing their influence and contacts to feed at the public trough. Also true is that neophyte lawmakers are easily manipulated which in effect proves the earlier point C, that these people should not even have been elected to represent the people, and the reality that since its inception term limits have faced unrelenting opposition from the lawmakers, special interests, lobbyists and media such as the Times. And so we find ourselves back at Go; do not collect $200. Lawmakers who refuse to adhere to the wishes and votes of their constituents; lawmakers who are still slaves to lobbyist and special interest monies; lawmakers who are ill-prepared to serve and only get elected through that power, special interests and money; and the Times recommendation that we deregulate the wishes of the electorate and continue to let the corrupt, nonresponsive and irresponsible to negatively impact Florida citizens is wrong! Ernest William Bach State chairman, Independent Party of Florida LargoNews story stirs memoryEditor: I read with interest the article, DO NOT BLOCK, in the Seminole Beacon. It recalled to mind a similar article, about seven years ago. The economy was better, the boom had not yet gone bust, and there were monies in the budgets for road and infrastructure upgrades. The county had already begun work on Walsingham Road, a nearby east-west road. And they had identified 102nd Avenue, another east-west corridor, as in serious need of modernization. If memory serves, all the city needed do was sign off on the project, and the county would have moved ahead with a $33 million project. That, of course, did not happen and today we are left with the problems that most certainly would have been addressed had the rebuilding of 102nd Avenue gone forward as planned. For the record, the city budgets about $100,000 annually for road resurfacing. If the funding for roads remains at that level, and does not fall back due to fiscal restraints, it would take 330 years at that rate to ever see $33 million in improvements. More importantly, the city needs another east-west corridor that would facilitate folks from the beaches into our community to enjoy all our city has to offer, and spending at our stores, restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping at our mall. The project was meant to benefit our city, as well as modernize a road that is now more than ever in need of improvement. Things changed and that kind of funding is no longer available. A chance of a lifetime forever lost. And we are left with how to deal with the issues that would have been resolved. Every time I have occasion to drive Walsingham I marvel at the improvements made to that once narrow, antiquated road and made into a new, more efficient safe road. As I proceed home to Seminole, and use 102nd Avenue, I think of what might have been. If only we had a bit of forward-thinking at that critical time. Tom Christy SeminoleEditors note Since 102nd Avenue is a Pinellas County roadway, the city has no input on any upgrades. Recently proposed renovations to 102nd were canceled by county officials due to budget constraints and negative public reaction to the proposed widening of the roadway.Favors plastic bag legislationEditor: On April 22, 2009, the Plastic Bag Reduction Act of 2009 was introduced in the U.S. Congress. This act would place a 5-cent fee on single-use bags from grocery stores and other retail outlets. In 2008 in Florida, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection was required to perform an analysis and submit a report by February 2010, regarding the efficacy of statewide and local regulation of bags used by consumers to carry products from retail establishments. In May 2012, Hawaii has become the only state in the United States in which each of its four counties has created and passed plastic bag legislation. In Honolulu County, retailers have until July 1, 2015, to make the necessary changes banning nonbiodegradable plastic bags at checkout, as well as paper bags that are not made of at least 40 percent recycled paper. What do you say Florida residents? Will Florida be the second state in the United States in which all 67 of its counties will pass plastic bag legislation? I suggest we start the process right now in Pinellas County. If you feel the same, please contact our county leaders today. Mary Hampton Seminole Red light cameras rob citizensEditor: Red light cameras, lies and videotapes? It looks like St. Petersburg officials are using misleading statistics and propaganda to justify their use of red light cameras. Running a red light can cause only one type of accident side impact crashes. That is because drivers running the red light hit cars going through the green light on the side. According to news reports city officials claim, without any independent analysis, a 45 percent reduction in rear end crashes and a 60 percent reduction in other accidents at intersections with red light cameras. This information is, of course, completely irrelevant because it has nothing to do with side impact crashes. It appears no information about these intersections was given by the city in regard to side impact crashes, the only truly germane information. Cover up? Clearly, red light cameras in St. Petersburg are just another scheme by the City Council to rob its citizens, just like the citys obscene 16 percent taxes and franchise fees on electricity. Bob Snow Clearwater Welcome to the world of drones Look! Up in the sky! Its a bird! Its a plane! No, its a drone! Such exclamations will be common in a couple of years, as government, police, corporations and amateur drone-meisters fill the heavens with drones of all sizes. Many drones are already up there, keeping an eye on all of us, whether were good guys, bad guys or lapsed Presbyterians. In war zones, a drone is a remote controlled aircraft equipped with a camera or perhaps a bomb used to kill members of Al Qaeda or the Taliban as well as any civilians unlucky enough to be standing around. Dead civilians are known as collateral damage, for which the drone-owners routinely apologize to surviving relatives. This is known as closure or getting on with your lives. Here at home, drones are used by cops to catch serial killers or Mexicans attempting to sneak into California to get rich picking strawberries. Drones vary in size. Some are so big they need a runway for takeoffs and landings. Other drones are the size of a hummingbird or a cell phone. If you feel a sudden itch on your back when youre out front checking your mailbox, its probably a wayward drone. Conservatives love drones because they can spy on dangerous people such as burglars, rapists, poor folks and secular humanists. Liberals usually dislike drones because they threaten privacy, or whats left of it after oldfashioned security cameras record our every move, including the actions of the dark-haired woman wearing a blue T-shirt who neglected to pick up the doo-doo her golden retriever deposited on the beach exactly 230 yards north of the Don Cesar Hotel at 9:33 a.m. on June 3. Such crimes deserve punishment, and drones will help provide it. For every American who favors drones, there will be one who opposes them. I can foresee the forming of a militant group called PAD (Patriots Against Drones). Many members will be cyber geeks who will transmit signals that cause drones to crash or send false data such as Joe Sliffing of Bradenton is illegally raising geese in his swimming pool. Joe will then sue the drone company for $6 million, and put it out of business. Another method of outwitting spy drones will be the use of fake materials such as plastic marijuana plants. PAD members will assemble an acre or two of false plants for the drone to photograph. Technicians at drone headquarters will notify local police, who will raid the suspected marijuana farm and find no useable evidence. With thousands of drones in the air, who will regulate their comings and goings? Will federal, state and municipal authorities have to agree on who uses which air space for their respective fleets of drones? How will the drones keep from crashing into one another? When nightfall comes, will the drones infrared capabilities enable them to see us even in the dark? So many questions, so few answers. With the coming of the drone onslaught, were sure to hear great wailing about the theft of citizens privacy. But much of that privacy is already long gone. Today cameras are all around us at traffic intersections, in bank lobbies, throughout public buildings, in sports stadiums, in gas stations. Ever since the 9/11 attacks the federal government has been tapping into our phones and computers, with or without authorization. You and I make things even worse by signing up for Facebook and similar Web outlets, where we deliberately tell the world the intimate details of our lives. So how much more do we have to fear from drones? That depends. If were dull and well-behaved, perhaps very little. The FBI has no interest in loyal American Harry Smith as he walks to the corner store for a candy bar. But if Harrys real mission is to meet the stores Yemeni clerk, whisper a secret password and give the clerk a detailed diagram of all the computer systems at MacDill AFB, the FBI will certainly want to know about Harry. But how is the drone supposed to learn that? Harry has the diagram tucked inside his shirt, safe from the drones prying eyes. Will drones reduce the number of unfaithful husbands and wives? Probably not. In most states extramarital hanky-panky is no longer illegal. However, commercial drone agencies will certainly offer their services to spouses who suspect their mates of straying. With drone surveillance easily available, who will need private eyes to do the snooping? Should Americans fear the widespread use of drones? Absolutely. Drones already are becoming one more weapon in Big Brothers incremental arsenal, aimed at eventual total control of our citizenry. As the drones take flight, so will our freedoms.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at email@example.com. Drivers SeatBob Driver Not everyone ought to voteIt is a staple in the newspaper business especially left-wing newspapers to exhort people to vote at every election. Conservatives, however, are more interested in quality than quantity. That is, they are more interested in having fair elections than in driving everyone to the polls including people who are ineligible to vote. Last year the Legislature passed a bill that tightened up the election laws in Florida, to lessen the chance of fraud and to save money. Among other things it reduced the number of days but not the number of hours that early voting is allowed. The ACLU, the League of Women Voters and other liberal groups went bonkers, demanding investigations, filing lawsuits and citing studies from George Soros-funded outfits that churn out whatever the billionaire needs in his quest to suppress capitalism, which is his main goal in life. Theres nothing magic about early voting. It has never been difficult to register and vote in Florida, whether by showing up on Election Day or by absentee ballot. Making it a bit easier is fine but not if it makes it easier to cheat as well. It also is expensive to keep polls open for days on end just to have a few voters wander in from time to time. Liberals cleverly tagged this law, and similar ones in other states, voter suppression laws. Balderdash. It would be more accurate to label them fraud suppression laws. We hear the same kind of hysteria about requiring photo identification at the polls. Odd. When a citizen of Mexico goes to vote in his own country, he has to show photo ID. If he sneaks over the American border, he probably can vote in an American election without one. You have to show a photo ID to get into the Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C., but the head of that department doesnt think it is fair to require one to prove you are a citizen and registered voter when you go to the polls to elect a president. If it is so onerous, why did an election reform commission headed by Jimmy Carter endorse photo IDs? Leftists at the fringe not only oppose fraud protection but also want to make it a requirement for people to vote. Big mistake. If forced to vote, the silent majority probably would sweep liberals out of office. The truth is everyone does not need to vote. It is a choice, not an obligation or a civic duty. There are people so fed up with politicians that they choose not to vote because they dont believe it makes a difference. As far as they are concerned, one pol is as bad as another. Heres an example of someone who doesnt need to vote: A non-citizen who doesnt know one candidate from another, or anything about the issues in the race, but has been given a sample ballot marked with choices, a fake ID, a $20 bill and a ride to the polls. Maybe if we could suppress voters like that, we would select better people for public office.Lloyd Brown was in the newspaper business nearly 50 years, beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Florida Voices Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a first-come, firstserved basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements. What do you think? Florida VoicesLloyd Brown
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From using Cheese Whiz to Armorso Rolls every detail is covered to make each sandwich the right way.Del's CheeseSteaks also offers burgers, fries, milk shakes, fish sandwiches, hot dogs and their newest creation CheeseSteak Pizza.Ray Mitchell, owner, says that as a new business I looked for the best Bang for my Advertising Buck. Advertising with the Largo Leader did just that, resulting in 15 to 20 coupons per week. We go the extra mile to provide the perfect cheesesteak for our customers and we've found the Largo Leader provides the perfect advertising vehicle for our ads. Ray Mitchell ownerDel's CheeseSteaksA New Business In Largo...62112 Call us at 727-397-5563. We can help. 062112 Contact us for more information397-5563ext. 3122012Consumer GuideJuly 26Deadline is July 13 This section will feature articles & advertising focusing on a wide variety of professional, retail & repair services. Buy a Half Page, receive a Half Page Story Buy a Full Page, receive a Full Page Story 022312 62112 Thrift Store and Vintage Boutique5825 66thSt. N., St. Petersburgwww.parc-fl.orgOpen 7 Days a week Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 11am-5pmFREE Pick-Up Service727-541-4493New Items Every Day:Clothing and Shoes Jewelry Electronics Furniture Appliances Household Items We Have It All! 10% OFFYour purchase with this ad.Expires 6/30/12 052412 Summer inshore slam time tarpon, redfish, snook The term slam in the fishing sense refers to catching three coveted species in one day. These slams are all different depending on the region and time of year. For our region during the summer months, tarpon, snook and redfish make up the prized trio. This is all unofficial of course and many consider the trout, redfish, snook combo the West Coast slam. However, considering their availability right now, its hard for me to imagine leaving the tarpon, our greatest inshore game fish out the mix. These slams are small personal victories in the angling world and I always stand by the thought of not leaving fish to find fish, but given the right tides and winds, this slam is a very realistic option and the process should help you become a better angler. Projected east winds for the remainder of the week will make for good conditions for beach tarpon fishing. The flow of fish off area beaches remains strong. Fish are traveling both north and south all within a couple hundred yards from shore. The most important aspect to this fishing is the setup. Establishing the lanes of travel will allow you to consistently keep baits in the path of incoming fish. Live pinfish and pumpkinseeds are top baits. Strong tides this week will flood the flats in the afternoon, pushing the redfish up under the mangroves. Moving along and pitching cut baits up to and under the trees is how weve been finding the fish. Its not uncommon to be catching fish just to have them shut off on the slack tide. When this happens youll have to wait for the tide to start going out for the fish to come out of the bushes to feed again. Snook fishing should be good this week especially on the outgoing tide. Target sand shoals and jetties in and around the passes. Once youve located fish, stage yourself a long cast away and free line or lightly weight big hearty baits, such as pinfish and grass grunts. Weve done our best by just leaving the rod in the rod holder and weighting on the bite. This tactic works best when using circle hooks. Until next week get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweek ly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Monopoly tourney set for July 14LARGO The Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department will be hosting its first ever Monopoly Fundraising Tournament Saturday, July 14, at the Highland Recreation Center, 400 Highland Ave. All proceeds from this event will go toward the city of Largo Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance to youth campers in Largo.The tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will consist of three rounds. Prizes valued at $250, $150, and $75 will be awarded to the top three winners overall. Players must complete all three rounds to be eligible for prizes. Entry cost is $25 per player, $20 for students or military, or $100 for a team of six. Hasbro, Regions Bank, Chickfil-A Largo, Pinch-a-Penny, Largo Cultural Center, and Holiday Inn and Suites Harbourside will sponsor Highlands Monopoly Tournament. Food will be available on site for purchase. For more information, call Highland Recreation at 5183016 or visit HighlandRecrea tion.com.Weedon to host guided hikesST. PETERSBURG Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, June 23 and 30, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonis landpreserve.org.Archeology Summer Camp setST. PETERSBURG Archeology Summer Camp will be offered Monday through Friday, June 25-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The summer camp is designed for children ages 7 to 11 with a strong interest in prehistory and history as well as learning how early people interacted with their environment. Campers will learn about the importance of archaeology and will gain understanding stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, call 582-2100 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. For information, call 453-6500.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, June 21, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org.Brooker to host guided hikesTARPON SPRINGS Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, June 23, 30, and July 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike. Participants will have an opportunity to look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome; although children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve .org or call 453-6800. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein about early natural resources that were necessary for life in the Tampa Bay region. Highlights of the camp include guest experts, a tour of an archaeological site, hands-on archaeology, lab analysis, pottery making, an atlatl adventure and earning the certificate of Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist. Cost is $150 per camper. For information, call 813-3962328 or email email@example.com.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursday, June 28, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This free program is designed to introduce preschool children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of
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This seminar will show how to get more Facebook fans, how to post a great special offer on Facebook and measure the results, how to run a Facebook contest that is within Facebooks terms and conditions and how to get current Facebook fans to share the good news about a business with their Facebook friends. The 10 best practices for Facebook marketing will be covered and examples of small businesses that have successful Facebook marketing strategies will be discussed. There also will be a live demonstration of Constant Contacts newest tool: Social Campaigns. Registration is required. To register, visit www.constantcontact .com/local/centralflorida/.Chamber to host Learn @ LunchST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its next Learn @ Lunch Thursday, June 28, at Allegro at College Harbor, 4600 54th Ave. S. Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch starting at noon. ActionCOACH Business Coaching will explain how to end price competition once and for all. This event is sponsored by Commercial Electrical Contracting Inc. Attendees will learn the seven keys to generating a direct response from marketing strategies, how to effectively write an ad that sells from the page, how to attract higher quality leads and more ideal clients that close, how to get immediate results from marketing and how to use buying behaviors. The cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Cost includes lunch. Registration is required. Call 360-6957 or email RSVP@TampaBay Beaches.com.Hudock earns promotionST. PETERSBURG Dominic A. DiMaio, president and chief executive officer of Synovus Bank of Florida, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced that Amy E. Hudock was promoted to executive vice president and director of retail banking. In this role, Hudock is responsible for all retail sales and business development activities of both the business banking division and the banks 21 branches. Hudock also has management oversight of branch operations and support. A lifetime resident of the Tampa Bay area, Hudock is an experienced banker bringing more than 21 years of experience in the financial services industry to her new position. She joined the company in 1999 and most recently served as regional retail sales manager for the Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas market area. Hudock is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas, Leadership Tampa Bay and Synovus Retail Banking School. Her community involvement includes serving as treasurer of the Pinellas Opportunity Council as well as past service on the board of directors of Leadership Pinellas and advisory board of the YMCA of the Suncoast.REH, Clearwater chart course for Capitol renovationCLEARWATER The Clearwater City Council voted unanimously to a new contract between Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. and the city of Clearwater for the renovation and reconstruction of the Capitol Theatre and Lokey building and 409 Cleveland St. in downtown Clearwater. Our vision at Ruth Eckerd Hall is for the Capitol Theatre to be the crown jewel and anchor of the new downtown Clearwater, said Zev Buffman, president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc., in a press release. Today, I am thrilled to announce that vision is coming true and this is the most important step. Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. estimates the total project cost to be $13 million, which includes the purchase of the Capitol Theatre, the Lokey Building and the additional purchase of 409 Cleveland St., the parcel and construction costs for all three buildings.The new design has been approved by the city and the first phase will begin immediately with final construction drawings for the use and look of the facility. Construction is to begin this fall and is expected to be complete by fall of next year. Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. will be responsible for raising a $3 million fund that will protect the city against potential losses on the building. There will be a $2 million fund on or before the opening in the fall of 2013, said Buffman. In addition, $100,000 will be raised and added each year for that reserve fund. Performances will be suspended at the Capitol Theatre for a very short hiatus of 60 to 90 days during the summer of 2013. Alternate plans are being made to work closely with other venues in the area to present performances in the bay area. Five concerts have been booked at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College and will be announced soon. Our partnership with the Palladium is based not only on presenting excellent entertainment, but also in providing educational programming to the area, such as the Billy Joel seminar held earlier this year at the Palladium, said Bobby Rossi, Ruth Eckerd Hall chief programming officer. We are thankful for their gracious cooperation and so happy about this exemplary relationship, said Buffman. I thank the Clearwater staff, mayor and council for their continued support of our efforts in creating a downtown where people can live, work, shop and experience first class entertainment. We believe the new Capitol Theatre will be the catalyst for economic development in downtown Clearwater.Fifth Third wraps up food driveFifth Third Bank Tampa Bay recently wrapped up its month-long Fifth Third Feeding Families campaign, reaching its goal of feeding 5,300 Tampa Bay-area families in need. A total of 13,140 pounds of nonperishable food items were delivered to Metropolitan Ministries a faith-based nonprofit that provides support to hungry children and families in the four-county Tampa Bay region. In an effort to continue giving back to the community, dozens of Fifth Third employees and their families volunteered, sorting food items at Metropolitan Ministries, as well as serving meals to families in need at a local food distribution site. We are committed to investing in the communities we serve now and long into the future, said Brian Lamb, president of Fifth Third Bank Tampa Bay, in a press release. Im proud to be part of a team that is passionate about improving the quality of life in the Tampa Bay region. The enthusiasm our employees and the public showed for this effort is tremendous, and we hope it will be contagious.SomaVeda opensINDIAN SHORES SomaVeda Wellness Studio recently opened its doors at 19823C Gulf Blvd. Owner Patti Iorio never knew she wanted to become a massage therapist until chronic pain drove her to seek relief from massage therapy. After her first session, Iorio felt a huge relief and a difference in her neck, shoulders and lower back. She found that it helped her so much that she decided to become a massage therapist. Iorio is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Certified Thai Practitioner. She has more than nine years of experience in the massage industry, is licensed in two states and just recently completed a 200 hour intensive training program at the Thai Yoga Center in Plant City. Iorio recently opened SomaVeda Wellness Studio in Indian Shores. For information, visit www.massageindianshores.com.Crystal Gardens Gallery opensREDINGTON SHORES Crystal Gardens Gallery plans its grand opening Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m., at 17465 Gulf Blvd. The event will include a meet-and-greet featuring the creative artists whose works are available for purchase at the gallery. There also will be special guests, a silent auction and event pricing. Food tickets will be available for $10 at the door or $12.50 the day of the event. Call 329-8971.BBA MeetsBELLEAIR BLUFFS The monthly meeting of the Bluffs Business Association was hosted by McManus & McManus Attorneys. The next event will be the Independence Day Picnic co-sponsored with the city of Belleair Bluffs. The event will take place Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Center, 2747 Sunset Blvd. The free picnic will feature lunch, childrens activities, entertainment and a dessert contest. 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: Friday, June 22 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, June 22 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, June 22 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads .net. Friday, June 22 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, June 25 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConn Tuesday, June 26 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, June 26 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. Wednesday, June 27, Professional Leads Network, 11:45 a.m., at Sages West Bay Bistro, 883 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call Woody Brown at 518-1967 or visit www.pro-leads.net. Wednesday, June 27 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.BNIFinancialFreedom.com. Wednesday, June 27 Professional Leads Network, Foxys Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Staceys Buffet 1451 N. Missouri Ave., Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Wednesday, June 27 St. Pete Professional Chapter of Ali Lassens Leads Club, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 333 First St. S., St. Petersburg. For reservations, call 813-221-1441 or visit www.LeadsFL.com. Biz notes Biz notes
Leader, June 21, 2012 Obituaries Robert (Bob) Lee ANDERSONRobert ("Bob") Lee Anderson, 85, of Clearwater, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, surrounded by his family. His career spanned more than thirty years in engineering management operations, spent equally between Federal, State, and local government on the one hand, and private industry and service organizations on the other. He managed over 100 projects in the U.S. and abroad for more than 70 clients in the manufacturing, service and information processing fields. For two years he was general manager of operations at UNICEF in New York City. Prior to that, he was based in Brussels, Belgium, working for Ideal Standard as coordinator for all its U.S. and European systems. For many years, he was a senior government analyst for the National Archives in Washington, D.C. He also worked in the office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs writing public statements on U.S. foreign policy and as a Congressional liaison. He was commended for his contribution to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech. Born in Southbridge, Mass., to Charles August Anderson of Fall River, Mass., and Mildred Ohman Anderson of Stensviken, Sweden, Robert was a true artist who loved to work with his hands, whether it be model boat-building, model trains (HO-scale), or landscape architecture. But he loved music most of all, particularly Dixieland jazz. He was an extremely gifted vocalist who sang as a baritone soloist at the Washington Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and as a member of Dr. Robert "Doc" Howe Harmon's Traveling Troubadours, a select ensemble from George Washington University's men's glee club, that flew more than 100,000 miles in the 1950s entertaining the troops on remote overseas bases. Robert served in the military for eight years, first in the U.S. Army Air Corps and then as a foreign affairs officer in the Army's CounterIntelligence Reserve. He was singing solo for the troops in the Philippines when his performance was cut short because the Japanese had begun bombing Pearl Harbor. Robert graduated from Williston Academy, attended college at the University of Massachusetts at Fort Devens, and studied foreign affairs at George Washington University. He was also an avid bibliophile with an insatiable love of reading and had a particular passion for collecting cookbooks, which he would read from cover to cover. His wife, Josephine L. Anderson, died in 2009. In his later years he lived in love and harmony with Edith ("Edie") Jeffries of Winthrop, Mass. He was extremely proud of his two daughters, Kathleen Anderson, a literary agent in New York City, and Laura Anderson ("L.A.") Wood of Hadley, Mass. and Safety Harbor, Fla., a singersongwriter and registered nurse. Robert is also survived by Allan Stowell, his loving stepson and long-time resident of Clearwater. Services will be held at Bayview Chapel, 2905 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33759, on Saturday, June 23rd at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception at Bethel Fellowship Hall with the Dixie Chaps and Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band, which includes two young girls who sing like the Andrews sisters. Memorial contributions can be made to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 3115, New York, NY 10163-3115 or by going to the website: http://www.louisarmstrongfoundation.org/contribute.php 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. 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Lic. #MRSA1774 62112 62112 022312 010512Celebrating 30 Years of Professional Community 11A James Feazell accepts a check for $500 from Gigi Arntzen, President of the Rotary Club of Largo. Feazell and his wife, Gwen, are the founders of Bridging the Achievement Gap, a group that provides encouragement and tutoring to high schools students who are striving to complete their requirements for high school graduation. The Rotary Club of Largo supports these endeavors by donating funds from their annual first Friday in December event, Death by Chocolate A Taste of the Holidays. The Largo Elks Lodge #2159 celebrated Flag Day on June 10. Boy Scout troop 417 and Cub Scout pack 417, family and friends joined the club for the flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony was presided over by Frank Russell, exalted ruler, and the history of the American flag was narrated by Willy Sanders, past exalted ruler. Also attending was Shirley Miaoulis, district representative from the office of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young and Largo Mayor Pat Gerard. Miaoulis, above, presents Frank Russell with an American flag that was flown over the nations capitol. The Largo Elks is located at 810 16th Ave SE.Rotary Donation Elks celebrate Flag DayFirst Baptist presents patriotic musicalLARGO In God We Still Trust, a patriotic musical, will be presented by the music ministry Tuesday, July 3, 6:45 p.m., in the worship center at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road. Friends, family and the community are welcome to attend this evening of reflection and appreciation for the United States. A barbecue dinner will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a cost of $6. A childrens menu will be available for $4. Childcare will be provided for infants through 4-year-olds during the musical. For information, call 595-3421 or visit www.indianrocks.org.Ombudsman program seeks volunteersLARGO Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certification is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call toll-free 888-831-0404 or visit ombudsman.myflorida.com. The local council meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Mary Grizzle Building, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Room 136 to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. The open session of these meetings begins at 1 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.Tables, booths available for garage sale, wellness expoLARGO The Southwest Recreation Complexs Community Garage Sale and Health and Wellness Expo will be held Saturday, Aug. 18. Garage sale tables will be available for $9. Vendor booths at the Health and Wellness Expo will be available for $15. Both events will be held at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, and are free to the public. Space sells out quickly, so call and reserve your table today. For more information, contact Southwest Recreation at 518-3125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Bromeliad Society to meetCLEARWATER The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. Longtime FWCBS member and bromeliad nurseryman Dave Johnston will give a PowerPoint presentation titled A Tribute to Chester Skotak." Johnston will talk about Skotak, a world-renown bromeliad hybridizer. The presentation will include pictures of Skotaks nursery in Costa Rica. The meeting is free. For information, call 439-7782.Lodge to host auctionPINELLAS PARK The Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge will host an auction June 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. at 5021 75th Ave. N. in Pinellas Park. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a preview. There is no cover charge. Items to be auctioned include collectables, estate items, handbags and jewelry, coins and paper money, tools, housewares and toys. A 10 percent buyers premium will be charged and Florida sales tax will be applied. Payment can be made with cash or check with proper ID. Call 415-4118.Masonic Lodge hosts monthly breakfastPINELLAS PARK The Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge opens to the public for breakfast buffets on second Saturdays, 8:30 to 11 a.m., at 5021 75th Ave. N. in Pinellas Park. Meet your friends and neighbors. A $5 donation is suggested. Call 415-4118. 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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B June 21, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com Cabaret, with book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb; June 21 through July 15, at freefall Theatre Company, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary according to performance date and time. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com. The legendary 1966 musical smash is set in pre-war Weimar Germany in the seedy world of a Berlin cabaret called The Kit Kat Klub. The 10th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Dunedin. This popular two-day craft showcase traditionally attracts artists and crafters from all along Floridas west coast. Shoppers will find a wide variety of unique crafts and affordable gift items. The crafters will be on site for the duration of the festival, allowing attendees an opportunity to learn more about their art. Like other Howard Alan Events, this show will be a juried outdoor craft festival featuring distinctive and reasonably priced crafts handmade in America. Participants are leading local and national crafters working in a wide range of craft mediums. Shoppers will find everything from folk art and pottery to handmade jewelry and paintings. There will be a selection of personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. All crafters are handselected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of some of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country. More than 150 local and national crafters, from 30 different states, are expected to take part in this years festival. Aquamania, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., along historic Gulfport Beach in the citys downtown district. This one-of-a-kind free event is a festival within a festival. For kids, there will be a waterslide, rockwall climb, bounce house and other beach related activities. The event also will feature beach contests, vendors and live performances. Featured performers will include Urban Gypsies, The Wrenchers and Joel and Dakota. Beach contests will include a kayak race, paddleboard race, recycle regatta and corn hole tournament. Contest entry fees will apply. A dunk tank will feature local celebrities. Visit www.facebook.com/AquaManiaFestival. New Orleans in Tarpon Springs, Saturday, June 23, at various locations in Tarpon Springs. The event includes a concert, second line flash parade and Cajun food tasting. Kicking off at 11 a.m., Hot 8 Brass Band will play a traditional second line parade starting at the Citizens Alliance for Progress Center, 401 MLK Blvd. and continuing to the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E. Lemon St. People are welcome to meet at the CAP center at 10 a.m. and enjoy a light breakfast, and then join the parade. Traditionally, parade watchers follow the slowmoving band down the street. Hot 8 Brass will finish the parade at the Tarpon Springs Library with more jazz and childrens activities. Others may wish to line Lemon Street and watch them play. At 7 p.m., the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center will open its doors early to welcome ticket holders for the concert to enjoy a taste of authentic Cajun jambalaya, courtesy of Zantes caf. Hot 8 Brass Band will perform a New Orleans jazz concert at 8 p.m. Evening concert tickets are $26 for adults and $23 for members and students and include the tasting. New Orleans own Hot 8 Brass Band has epitomized New Orleans street music for over a decade. The band plays the traditional second line parades, hosted each Sunday afternoon by Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, infusing their performances with the funk and energy that makes New Orleans music loved around the world. The members of the Hot 8 Brass Band were born and raised in New Orleans and many began playing together in high school. What makes the Hot 8 so special are the sounds they coax from their well-loved, wellworn instruments. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. Opera in the Park, Sunday, June 24, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. This complimentary performance will feature favorite opera, Broadway and Italian love songs. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Call 813-447-9152 or visit www.tam pabayopera.com.TARPON SPRINGS New Orleans own Hot 8 Brass Band will perform Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. The concert will wrap up a days worth of events celebrating New Orleans music and culture. Tickets for the concert are $26 for adults and $23 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. The Big Easy will come to Tarpon Springs June 23 with plenty of hot jazz and jambalaya. Three events will showcase the New Orleans signature jazz sound, culture and cuisine. The day will kick off with a light breakfast at 10 a.m., at the Citizens Alliance for Progress Inc., in the Union Academy Family Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. In addition to breakfast, beads and other parade trinkets will be available. At 11 a.m., a traditional second line flash parade will form at the Citizens Alliance for Progress Center, proceeding slowly to the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E. Lemon St. Hot 8 Brass Band will lead the parade. As is customary, parade watchers may follow the slow-moving band down the street or watch from the sides of Lemon Street. The band will finish the parade at the Tarpon Springs Library with more jazz and childrens activities. By participating in the parade, attendees will learn about this fascinating tradition that is descended from New Orleans famous jazz funerals. According to a history of the second line, provided by Hot 8 Brass Band, the parades have evolved from the citys famous jazz funerals and, apart from a casket, mourners and a cemetery visit, they carry many of the same traditions with them as they march down the streets. Today, the parades are not tied to any particular event, holiday or commemoration; rather, they are generally held for their own sake and to let the good times roll, the history explains. Second lines developed in the 19th century and were established by fraternal societies and neighborhood organizations that collectively provided insurance and burial services to members, especially among the African American community. Originally, the first line of a funeral procession was made up of the people who were an integral part of the ceremony, including friends and family of the deceased and members of the club or krewe. The second line referred to people who joined the procession because they were attracted to the music. During a conventional procession, the band led mourners to a burial ground, playing a dirge to symbolize lifes hardships and the grief of loss. On the way back, the music became more joyful as relatives, friends, and acquaintances celebrated of the life of the deceased. The second line of traditional jazz funerals held umbrellas and handkerchiefs and danced with wild abandon. Hot 8 Brass Band will echo these same traditions as they march down the streets of Tarpon Springs. Following the parade, crafts, games and refreshments will be available at the library. Also in celebration of this event, Pinellas County residents who sign up for a new library card between June 12 and June 19 will be automatically entered in a prize drawing to win tickets to the Hot 8 Brass Band concert. A card issued at Tarpon Springs Public Library may be used at any member library of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. Prize drawings and new library cards are open to Pinellas County residents who are first-time card registrants with photo identification and proof of current Pinellas County address, such as a valid Florida drivers license, voters registration or utility bill. Children 13 and younger must have their applications signed by a parent or legal guardian. Later in the day, Hot 8 Brass Band will perform at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. The concert will include a tasting of traditional Cajun dishes starting at 7 p.m. Concert ticket-holders will enjoy samples of authentic Cajun jambalaya, courtesy of Zantes caf. Hot 8 Brass Band will take the stage at 8 p.m.Hot 8 Brass BandAccording to the bands official biography, New Orleans Hot 8 Brass Band has epitomized New Orleans street music for more than a decade. The band performs weekly traditional second line parades, hosted by Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, infusing their performances with the funk and energy that makes New Orleans music loved around the See THE BIG EASY, page 2BCelebrating the Big EasyHot 8 Brass Band leads flash parade in Tarpon Springs Photo by MARK ROBBINS PHOTOGRAPHYHot 8 Brass Band performs June 23 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comThe Power of Knowledge ... 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2B Entertainment Leader, June 21, 2012 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! www.TBNweekly.com e-E d itions030812 62112 052412 61412 THE BIG EASY, from page 1Bworld. The band mixes hip-hop, jazz and funk styles. According to the bands record label, Tru Thoughts, Hot 8 Brass Band was founded in 1995 by tuba player Bennie Pete, trombonist Jerome Bay Bay Jones and drummer Harry Swamp Thang Cook. While many of the bands current members began playing together in high school, over time the lineup has changed, and continues to evolve. Practically any incarnation of Hot 8 Brass Band boasts up to eight or nine players, playing brass band music through a bevy of trombones, saxophones, trumpets, snare and bass drums. What makes the Hot 8 so special are the sounds they coax from their well-loved, well-worn instruments, the biography says. An evening with the Hot 8 is like no other. Members of the Hot 8 Brass Band have toured in Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Finland, England and Sardinia. The band performs each spring at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and at jazz festivals across the United States and Europe. Members of the band have been featured in the Spike Lee documentaries When the Levees Broke and If God is Willing and Da Creek Dont Rise. The band also was featured in the second season of the HBO series, Trem. They recently appeared at The Apollo with Dr. John, Lou Reed, Nicolas Payton and others for the annual Great Day in Harlem. The Hot 8 has released three critically acclaimed recordings and is featured on the latest Blind Boys of Alabama recording on Time-Life Records. The Hot 8 Brass Band has been part of an important relief project following Hurricane Katrina. SAVE OUR BRASS! is a local grass-roots project that has brought music and instruments to shelters, temporary trailer parks, and communities across the Gulf Coast.Clearwater Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, presented by West Coast Players, through June 24, 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. Set in Ireland in 1938, this is a memory play about the lives, loves and losses of five unmarried sisters. The son of one of the sisters recounts his memories of living with his aunts one summer, when he was 7 years old, during the festival Lughnasa, and how his life was changed by these women and the events of that summer. Nobodys Perfect, through July 29, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Performances are Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and Friday and Sunday, 4 p.m. Cost is $29.90 for dinner and the show. In this comedy, Leonard Loftus is forced to submit his novel under a female pseudonym. When he wins first prize, he frantically tries to keep up the charade. In high heels and lipstick, the hero is caught in a hilarious dilemma. Call 446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheatre.com. Boston, Friday, June 29, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $49.50 to $125. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The legendary band Boston returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with Tom Scholz, seasoned Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, Tommy DeCarlo and musical veterans Jeff Neal, Kimberley Dahme, Gary Pihl. This will be Bostons first concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall since their sold-out show in August 2008. Many remember where they were when they first heard More Than a Feeling or Hitch a Ride on the radio in 1976. Bostons selftitled first album has sold more than 17 million copies in the United States alone, along with their second album, Dont Look Back, in 1978, which has sold more than 7 million copies in the United States. Amanda from Third Stage in 1986 shot to the top of the charts and held a record-breaking stay at No. 1, in spite of being the only hit single that year not accompanied by a music video. With more than 31 million albums sold worldwide, hits like Peace of Mind, Smokin and Rock & Roll Band are still as ubiquitous on rock and roll radio as they were when they were new. Boston will be performing many of their classic hits, including some fan favorites that have not been on the set lists for many years. Battling Bolto, by L. Ron Hubbard, Saturday, June 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Fort Harrison Ballroom, 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. This live dramatic reading will feature an L. Ron Hubbard story from the Golden Age Theater of Tampa Bay. A full dinner will be served. There also will be a costume contest: Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their best sci-fi costume. Advance tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are $50 at the door. Call 467-6780. Eric Johnson, Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Johnson is touring in support of his new album Up Close. Johnson will be covering a lot of territory this summer with band members Chris Maresh on bass guitar and Wayne Salzmann on drums with the initial shows scheduled in Florida prior to a highly anticipated tour of Europe. On his return to the United States he will play the legendary Guitar Town Festival in Colorado and the L.A. Guitar Festival. Johnson has long been considered one of rocks most talented six-string players, as evidenced by his platinum-certified 1990 release, Ah Via Musicom, its hit single Cliffs of Dover as well as a Grammy Award win for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1991. Dreamscape in concert, Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., at CVF Theater, 2650 Enterprise Road, Suite B, Clearwater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For tickets, call 733-0233 or visit dreamscapeliveinconcert.eventbrite.com. Dreamscape features James D. Gerogiannis on guitar and Brenda Doddridge on flute. Their music is described as a spectacular combination of original classical, acoustic and electric guitar work coupled with amazing and original flute melodies. For information, visit dreamscapelivein concert.com. 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The Princess Bride is a classic fairy tale with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess and true love. The film has gained cult status and is widely cited as one of the most quoted films of all time. Ringo Starr and his 13th All Starr Band, Sunday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $56 to $153. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. This will be Starrs fourth appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall all three previous dates sold out. New to the All Starrs are Steve Lukather (Toto) and Gregg Rolie (Santana and Journey) who will join All Starr alumni Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette. The tour is being produced by Dave Hart and as always fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of hits including Starrs own classics such as It Dont Come Easy, Photograph, Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine and Wings, from Starrs just released 17th solo record, Ringo 2012 (Hip-O/Ume). Among the other songs that may make the set list are All Starr member hits such as Rosanna, Broken Wings, Hello Its Me and Black Magic Woman. Friday the 13th, Friday, July 13, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Part of Capitol Theatres cult film series, this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham is the one that started it all launching the character of Jason Vorhees to cult icon status in American pop culture. Friday the 13th is considered one of the most successful media franchises in America and celebrated by slasher fans the world over. The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue, Tuesday, July 24, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheck erdhall.com. The Dukes of September include Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriters Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs. Separately, these performers have sold tens of millions of albums and performed at sold-out concerts for more than four decades. United, they promise to deliver a unique concert for Baby Boomers and lovers of R&B and soul. Fagen returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since performing a sold-out concert with Walter Becker and their band Steely Dan in June 2009. This iconic duo has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the s with hits including F.M., Bodhisattva, Reelin in the Years, Rikki Dont Lose That Number, Deacon Blues, Peg, Babylon Sisters and Hey Nineteen. Scaggs returns to the Ruth Eckerd Hall stage for the first time since his sold-out concert with Marc Cohn in 2010. He first gained fame in the 1970s with several Top 20 hits including Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, What Can I Say and Were All Alone from the album Silk Degrees, which reached No. 2 on the U.S. album charts. McDonald returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since his sold-out concert in December of last year. His hit songs What a Fool Believes, Takin It to the Streets and Sweet Freedom have contributed to American pop music for more than three decades. Kenny Vance and the Planotones, Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Kenny Vance and The Planotones offer their audience an invitation into their basement rehearsal studio for an intimate evening of song and stories spanning Vances varied and accomplished 50-year career, and the music that has been its unique soundtrack. It is a story only Vance and The Planotones can tell, with a historical perspective framed by a multi-faceted career that began on the Brooklyn street corners, and rose through Jay and The Americans, the Bill Building, Vances stint as musical director on Saturday Night Live, and numerous music-driven film classics like Animal House, Eddie and The Cruisers, Hairspray and the movie in which The Planotones were born, American Hot Wax. After a short intermission, as an added treat, the audience is able to interact with Vance during a warm and informative question-and-answer session followed by a Kenny Vance and The Planotones concert. The Wizard of Oz, Saturday, July 28, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Part of the Capitol Classics Family Movie Series sponsored by Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, the film stars Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan. The film follows Dorothy (Garland) and her dog Toto as they are caught in a tornados path and ends up in the Land of Oz, where she meets some memorable friends and foes on her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. The film is an icon of American cinema topping critics lists and touching the hearts of generations of moviegoers worldwide. Yes and Procol Harum, Sunday, July 29, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Original Yes members Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White will be joined by Jon Davison (vocals) and Geoff Downes (keyboards). As a dominant force for more than four decades, Yes has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, stretching the boundaries of progressive art-rock with songs such as Roundabout, Owner of a Lonely Heart and Ive Seen All Good People creating dynamic instrumental contrasts and abstract lyrics. Their symphonic use of sound and innovative musical styles continues to make them one of the most successful and longstanding groups in rock history. Their amazing career continues to defy many of their contemporaries, as they continue to add new, young fans to their following. Joining Yes is UK prog-rock band Procol Harum. Their debut single, a classically-based piece, A Whiter Shade of Pale, captured the imagination in a way that few singles do and spent a month at the top of the UK charts and became a million-seller. Follow-ups Conquistador and Simple Sister are considered classics and among the best of the UK prog-rock movement. Little Feat, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall .com. Little Feat is very possibly the last-manstanding example of what used to be the norm in American music, a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive. Performing songs from their catalog which spans more than 40 years, Little Feat will take the stage at the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Clearwater. The bands first album, Little Feat, featured the instant-classic tune Willin, and the follow-up album, Sailin Shoes added Easy to Slip, Trouble, Tripe Face Boogie, Cold Cold Cold and the title track to their repertoire. Their third release, Dixie Chicken, is regarded as the bands landmark album, giving them the signature hits Dixie Chicken and Fat Man in the Bathtub. Special guest Roy Jay Band will open the show. Disneys Beauty and the Beast, Aug. 1-5, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 and 7 p.m. A romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disneys Beauty and the Beast has won the hearts of millions worldwide. This classic love story based on the Academy Award-winning animated film is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song. Dunedin Those Crazy Critters, through June 29, at Stirling Art Studios and Gallery, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. This exhibit of original art will benefit Dunedin Doggie Rescue. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. The 10th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Dunedin. This popular two-day craft showcase traditionally attracts artists and crafters from all along Floridas west coast. Shoppers will find a wide variety of unique crafts and affordable gift items. The crafters will be on site for the duration of the festival, allowing attendees an opportunity to learn more about their art. Like other Howard Alan Events, this show will be a juried outdoor craft festival featuring distinctive and reasonably priced crafts handmade in America. Participants are leading local and national crafters working in a wide range of craft mediums. Shoppers will find everything from folk art and pottery to handmade jewelry and paintings. There will be a selection of personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of some of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country. More than 150 local and national crafters, from 30 different states, are expected to take part in this years festival.Indian Rocks Beach Florida Artist Group exhibition reception, Friday, June 22, 6 to 8 p.m., at Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Call 596-4331. The Beach Art Center will host a regional summer exhibition of works from the Florida Artists Group. The exhibit runs June 22 through Aug. 3, and includes watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, drawing, photography, digital and block printmaking and mixed media works from 21 artists in a diverse, high caliber collection. There will be a free artists reception June 22, 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited.Largo Titanic A Voyage in Art, through July 15, at the Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N., Largo. Sun Time/LinksWalker is showcasing the largest collection of original paintings commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic by maritime artist and historian Michael V. Ralph at the Armed Forces History Museum. Titanic A Voyage in Art is an assemblage of 27 original acrylic paintings. It is historically significant in its graphic depictions of the timeline of the Titanics all too short life. From the ships birth on May 31, 1911 as the largest, most luxurious and safest ocean liner of the day, to 2:19 a.m. on April 15, 1912 as the vessel sits poised for the final plunge, descending at a speed of 35 miles an hour and burrowing into 45 feet of mud and sand. Sixteen wooden lifeboats containing a mere 712 survivors out of a combined 2,227 passengers, officers and crew remained following the sinking. The exhibit also showcases dinnerware, silverware, stationary, postcards, signage, articles and deck plans associated with the Titanic. Clocks above the prints highlight the actual timing of events as the Titanic began its demise to the end. Museum admission is $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and veterans and $12.95 for youths 4 to 12. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com. Nunsense II, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 13-20, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 5876793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. This sequel takes place six weeks after the Little Sisters of Hobokens first benefit show, and now they are back with a big Thank You show. Theyre a bit slicker, having been bitten by the theater bug. Things get to off to a rousing start, and before long chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes). The nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience. The Zombies, Friday, July 27, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets range from $49 to $59. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The Zombies, featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, will kick off their 11show 50th anniversary North American tour at the Largo Cultural Center. The Zombies were the second UK group following the Beatles to score a No. 1 hit in America. The band ruled the 1960s with hit singles such as Shes Not There and Tell Her No. Their 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle is ranked 80th on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Keiko Matsui, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $45.50 in advance and $50.50 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. After selling out her show at the center last year, the contemporary jazz icon returns. Matsui creates music both powerful and introspective, blending Western and Eastern musical influences. Her exquisite style of Japanese jazz spans three decades of international acclaim. Elegant piano melodies, a free spirit and creative genius mark her return to the Largo stage. Madeira Beach Angels and Demons, Wednesday, June 27, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2009 thriller stars Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor. The Help, Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2011 drama adapts Kathryn Stocketts novel of the same name and stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard. The Truman Show, Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 1998 comedy-drama stars Jim Carrey, Laura Linney and Ed Harris.Photo courtesy of LARGO CULTURAL CENTERLargo Cultural Center welcomes The Zombies July 27.
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