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VIEWPOINTSTom GermondThank goodness for the rabbits foot, columnist says. ... Page 15A. Blaze destroys Seminole home Features Business . . . . . . . . .13-14A Classieds . . . . . . . . .6-9B Community . . . . . .6-7, 9, 17A County . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-4B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .16A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .17A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .11A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .12A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .15A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising COUNTYPool management concerns LargoCity 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.... Page 2A. FOURTH OF JULYExplosive eventsNumerous July 4 celebrations, including baseball games, concerts, food and fireworks, are planned across the county. Page 5B.County invokes fireworks banIndependence Day celebrations can be full of flare without fireworks at home. In Pinellas County, the retail sale or purchase of fireworks that project into the air or explode is prohibited. Pinellas County Public Safety Services urges residents to enjoy fireworks displays that are conducted by trained professionals. ... Page 3A.POLICEMan arrested on sex chargeA 26-year-old Clearwater man was arrested June 21 after he reportedly had sex with a female under the age of 16, who was known to him. Robert William Bearlepp was charged with lewd and lascivious battery, sexual performance by a child, certain use of computer services prohibited and transmission of material harmful to a minor. ... Page 5A.COMMUNITYRays help out Boys & Girls ClubsShortstop Sean Rodriguez and the Tampa Bay Rays helped the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast raise more than $22,000. ... Page 6A.Busy July concert slate includes Mayhem FestivalAlso opening this weekend is Mark Wahlberg in the comedy Ted. ... See page 3B.Tatum, McConaughey star in comedy-drama release Magic Mike Volume XXXIV,No. 12 June 28, 2012 www.TBNweekly.com 012612Lowest Mortgages In Fifty Years!727-394-2265Theres No Place Like Home. 13611 Park Blvd. Suite G, Seminole 369-8299022312Nadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A.See our ad on page 3 Where your changes your life. 053112 Plenty of others too ... See page 2B. By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE A home in a quiet Seminole neighborhood was destroyed June 20 following an earlymorning kitchen fire that spread throughout the house. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which occurred at 12133 Rhonda Terrace, off 86th Avenue near the Pinellas Trail. Maria Scarzafava was cooking food on the range about 3 a.m. when she stepped away for a few seconds. By the time she returned, a grease fire had broken out, which quickly engulfed the entire house. She was cooking in the back room (kitchen) and stayed away too long, said Todd Hageman who lived with Scarzafava in the home. The grease caught fire and it spread. Scarzafavas 90-year-old mother, Theresa DAntoni, was in another room watching television and was able to escape safely with Scarzafava and Hageman. Once it got into the ceiling and the skylight, the whole house caught fire, said Scarzafava. We tried putting flour and other things on it and it didnt stop it. I had a fire extinguisher and it didnt do any good. Scarzafava said she has lived in the home for 13 years and her mother for 25 years. Neighbors took in DAntoni, while Scarzafava took refuge with her daughter. The single-story, 2,020-square-foot home was built in 1979 and had an appraised value of $133,371 by the Pinellas County Property Appraisers office.An early-morning kitchen fire spreads throughout the house Photo by BOB McCLUREThe burned remnants of the back porch are testament to the intensity of an early-morning fire June 20 at 12133 Rhonda Terrace in Seminole. Debby hits beaches hardPhoto by BOB McCLUREA sewer main backs up June 24 on Gulf Boulevard at 154th Avenue in Madeira Beach. By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County officials spent most of Monday and Tuesday surveying damage from Tropical Storm Debby. Heavy rains, high winds, above-normal tides and high surf buffeted the county all day Sunday and Monday, hitting area beaches very hard. We lost a lot of sand, said Andy Squires, Pinellas Countys coastal manager. A preliminary report of some of the most-damaged areas include the last mile of Sunset Beach, near Johns Pass, and the south end of the beach at Pass-A-Grille, where the water has cut into the existing sand dune. Squires said both areas were considered erosion hot spots, because the beaches are narrower than other locations. A report from Dr. Ping Wang with the University of South Floridas Geology Department listed some preliminary observations. Wangs report said the most severe erosion had taken place at the following locations. On Long Key (St. Pete Beach) at Pass-A-Grille Beach south of the snack bar Long Key at Upham Beach, erosion to the seawall on northern extreme fronting condominium buildings. Wang reports that Upham public beach received considerable erosion but a wide beach remains in the area. Sunset Beach on Treasure Island from Caddys on 90th Avenue southward, erosion has cut an additional 10 to 15 feet into the existing sand dune at some locations. Sunshine Beach on Treasure Island, erosion in the area of 126th and 125th avenues. As of early Monday afternoon, the inspection was not complete at Sand Key Beach and Squires did not know the condition of the Waves crash ashore at Clearwater Beach Sunday afternoon. County officials are inspecting local beaches to check for erosion damage.Storm causes problems throughout Pinellas By SUZETTE PORTERTropical Storm Debby stayed well offshore of Pinellas Countys coastline, but that didnt stop it from causing a myriad of problems. For some it was nothing more than an inconvenience, but to others Tropical Storm Debby has caused a heck of a mess. Tropical Storm Debby made the record books June 23 as the earliest fourth-named storm ever to form during the Atlantic Hurricane season. Pinellas County and the west coast of Florida can thank Debby for one of the wettest Junes on the books. Officials say the storm is proof of their message that it doesnt take a direct hit from a tropical storm or hurricane to cause problems. So far, Sundays weather was the worst of it with high winds buffeting the area and torrential rains continuing until about 3 a.m. Monday. Eight to 10 inches of rain fell within a 24-hour period. Low-lying areas and coastal communities experienced flooding. Roads were closed. Tornado warnings were frequent. Thousands were without power. Mariners were warned to stay ashore. Beachgoers were advised to stay out of the water. Pinellas County partially activated its Emergency Operation Center Sunday night and opened its Citizen Information Center the next morning. The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for Pinellas County Monday morning. Soon after, County Commission Vice-Chair Ken Welch signed a resolution declaring a local state of emergency to allow a more rapid response to the situation. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the entire state Monday afternoon.Record rainfallAccording to the National Weather Service, the most rain ever reported in June at the Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg was 6.38 inches. Dan Noah, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Ruskin, said June 2012 would definitely set a new record. Noah read off some of the four-day totals as of 2 p.m. Monday from NWS reporting stations around Pinellas: 14.28 inches in Tarpon Springs, 13.66 in Largo, 12.60 in Oldsmar, 12.28 in Pinellas Park, 12.27 in Dunedin and 10.61 in St. Petersburg. Storms like Debby is the reason I have flood insurance, Noah said, although he lives inland, well away from the coast. Noah said Mondays weather was much improved over Sunday in Pinellas due in part to dry air that had wrapped itself around the tropical storm; however, local residents shouldnt be surprised if rainbands, See DEBBY, page 4ASunset Beach loses more beachfront Photo by WAYNE CATHEL See BEACHES, page 4A
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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. Commissioner Harriet Crozier said at this time the commission hasnt started to hash out the budget. Commissioners 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 year-round, 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 in 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 also was 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. Tom GermondBelleair Bluffs property values leveling offBELLEAIR BLUFFS A 6.5 percent decrease in the citys property values last year was nearly halted this year as the rate of decline slowed to one-half of 1 percent, according to Property Appraiser Pam Dubov. Dubov reported at the June 18 City Commission meeting that the continuing reduction came mostly from condominiums. Single-family residences are faring better, and commercial values, including apartments and retail spaces, are doing reasonably well, she said. Dubov added the trends in Belleair Bluffs mirror what is happening throughout Pinellas County. As to whether conditions will continue to improve in 2013, Dubov said a big unknown is foreclosures, which peaked at 15,000 for the 2009 tax year, then declined to 11,000 in 2010, 6,400 last year, then jumped to 10,000 this year. The areas of the county where property values dropped the most this year were those with the highest foreclosure rates, she said. Another factor, which will affect property tax revenue next year, is the fate of five constitutional amendments related to property taxes on the ballot this November, Dubov indicated. These relate either to new exemptions, expansions of earlier exemptions, or extensions of benefits already on the books. Passage of these amendments could result in a reduction to the county tax roll revenues of up to 1 percent, Dubov said. Wayne AyersTraffic calming debate continuesBELLEAIR At the town commission workshop back on June 5, commissioners spent 90 minutes discussing a proposed traffic calming policy for the town. At the regular commission meeting Tuesday they again tackled the issue with no different result than the first time. The town still does not have a traffic calming policy and yet more study will take place. The issue is whether or not the town needs a formal policy that would be the standard for all traffic complaints, or if each complaint can be handled on its own merit. While there were compelling arguments from both sides of the debate, it was finally decided to send the proposed policy back to the Infrastructure Board to somehow simplify the policy. Commissioner Kevin Piccarreto again led the anti-policy side of the argument. He sees it as something that could hinder, not help solve a problem. We have had problems that need to be addressed for the past six months, he said. Now as we continue to talk about this policy it might be another six months. Resident Jim White, a member of the Infrastructure Board disagreed. We need the engineering expertise to tell us when there is a problem and to what extent, he said. In fact there have been delays in solving problems because there has been no policy in place. Another board member, Tom Olson, agreed. A policy will give us a level playing field, so we can decide, based on the same criteria, just what the priorities should be. The policy was never meant to take any power away from the commission. Mayor Gary Katica was adamant that something has to be done about the traffic in town, policy or no policy. We have to take back our town, he said. Our roads are being used by nonresidents and we need to stop it. Katica cited what he called an 80 percent drop in traffic when Belleview Boulevard was closed for repairs and the traffic that used Indian Rocks Road, then Belleview to get to Clearwater all went somewhere else. Were constantly being notified by the residents about traffic trouble, he said. Some people even want streets closed, but whatever we decide wont make everybody happy. The mayor used another example of the residents on Wildwood who wanted a speed bump installed to slow down the traffic. Then after a time they came back and said they didnt want it anymore. Thats why we need a policy, we need guidance, he said. In the end the commissioners unanimously decided to give the issue back to the Infrastructure Board for more study. They hope to have the boards report at the next commission meeting in July. Brian GoffVoters to decide commission termsA referendum vote on extending the terms of the mayor and commissioners from two to three years appears headed to the November ballot. The commission unanimously approved sending an amendment authorizing the term increases to the voters. A second reading will be on the agenda next month. Elections cost money to hold, and fewer elections would mean savings for the city, City Clerk Debra Sullivan has pointed out. Commission members also would benefit by having to run less often, reducing their campaign expenses. Commissioner Joseph Barkley said he agreed the three-year terms would save money, but not as much as going to a fall election campaign with longer extensions. A November election also would assure a bigger turnout, he added. Mayor Chris Arbutine disagreed with Barkley, saying the spring elections bring out voters more knowledgeable of local candidates and issues. If we switch to the fall, we will get people who dont pay any attention to city politics and dont know what is going on, he said. Besides, Belleair Bluffs gets a pretty high rate of turnout for city elections, far higher than most other communities, Arbutine asserted. A similar term extension measure was rejected by a nearly 2 to 1 margin when put to the voters in 2006. Arbutine has said other issues on the ballot that year may have influenced that vote.
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Officials urge citizens to use extreme caution and follow basic safety recommendations: Read all cautions and warnings. Use sparklers only outdoors. Use sparklers as intended do not try to alter or combine them. Do not mix fireworks and alcohol. Never pick up fireworks that may be left over after the display, as they may still be active. For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty .org.Clerk of the Court office reduces hoursCLEARWATER The office of the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court is reducing its hours of operation, effective July 1, due to recent budget cuts. New hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone requiring assistance with an emergency injunction or similar circumstances is asked to call 464-3341 for assistance.County to move several officesCLEARWATER The Pinellas County Planning Department, the Pinellas Planning Council and the Metropolitan Planning Organization will be moving offices from the Bank of America building at 600 Cleveland St. in Clearwater to new accommodations at 310 Court St. within the Pinellas County Courthouse complex in downtown Clearwater.The moves will take place during the week of June 25. Phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. The public is advised to call the Planning Departments main number at 464-8200 or the PPC at 464-8250 to ascertain the status of the moves during the week. This relocation comes about as part of Pinellas Countys ongoing plan to shift county offices from leased spaces to county-owned buildings and in anticipation of the proposed unification of the MPO and PPC. For information on the Planning Department, visit www. pinellascounty.org/planning. For information on the PPC, visit www.pinellasplanningcouncil.org. For information on the MPO go to www.pinellascounty.org/MPO.Radio show targets housingNew housing opportunities in Pinellas County Green-certified developments, energy-efficient renovations, new rental communities and homeownership opportunities are the topics for the radio show Theres No Place Like Home on Thursday, July 5.The featured guest is Frank Bowman, housing department manager for Pinellas County Community Development. Bowman will provide an overview of new homeownership, rental and senior housing developments in Pinellas County. The Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County sponsors the radio program, which features different issues each month. It airs the first Thursday of each month from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. on WRXB 1590 AM. The show also can be watched on PCC-TV (Bright House 622, Knology 18 and Verizon 44), YouTube, or viewed online at www.pinellas county.org/community/hfa/Medi a.htm. Questions or comments about the show may be emailed to HousingFinanceAuthority@pinel lascounty.org. Past shows can be found on YouTube at www. youtube.com/pcctv1.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. Voters should bring photo and signature identification to the polls to avoid delay. For more information, call 464VOTE (8683) or visit www.vote pinellas.com.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.
4A SEB Beacon, June 28, 2012bringing winds of 40 to 55 mph and showers continued off and on until Debby made landfall. Latest forecast from the NHC calls for the storm to come ashore along the northwest coast sometime in the next couple of days. Debby remained stalled Monday night and forecasters expected it to begin moving erratically to the northeast in the next couple of days. Debby is a weak storm, but its big and moving slowly, Noah said. I think well feel the impact most of the week. Tim Closterman, director of Pinellas County Communications, drove out to Redington Beach Monday afternoon to look at conditions. He said Debby was reminiscent of Hurricane Elena, which made landfall near Biloxi, Miss., in 1985. Elena stalled out in the Gulf for a time before making it to land and brought heavy rains to the local area. It was a lot of rain, Closterman said. This is a lot of rain.Flooding problemsPinellas County would remain under a flood warning until at least Tuesday night. Dave Baker, public information manager with Pinellas County Communications, said the NWS had told county officials during a Monday briefing that another 5 to 8 inches of rain could be expected in before the end of the week. Roads in many communities were impassable for a time Sunday afternoon and reports came in from locations throughout Pinellas about stranded vehicles. Clearwater Police report significant flooding in Clearwater Beach, and beach areas were reportedly under water due to flooding. The north end was inaccessible for a time. Flooding was reported on many side streets, including Old Coachman Road and East Enterprise Road, as well as the major thoroughfares of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19. Largo reported some localized flooding, which persisted into Monday. Officials said higher than normal levels in Tampa Bay, as well as along the Intracoastal Waterway, were inhibiting drainage of water from many stormwater systems. Improvement was not expected until Debby passed out of the area. Pinellas Park police said roads were flooded in several locations and that retention ponds were filled to capacity. They advised motorist to stay home unless travel was necessary. Baker said by Monday afternoon all county roads were open with only a few lingering problems on roads in low-lying areas that typically flood during heavy rains. Baker said the county had closed some roads on Sunday, most of them in northern areas of the county, including Ozona where roads were impassable to normal motor vehicles. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue reported swift, running water flowing over Lake St. George just north of Tampa Road, and Alt. U.S. 19 N. at Tampa Road. Baker said Lake St. George was no longer a problem by Monday afternoon. The Florida Highway Patrol closed I-275 south from the Pinellas Bayway due to flooding. That road remained closed Monday night. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority suspended service on the Suncoast Beach Trolley, the Central Avenue Trolley, Route 66 and Route 19 north of Westfield Countryside Mall on Sunday. PSTA officials announced Monday morning that several routes were being detoured and that all bus services might be delayed due to flooding. Passengers are advised to check www.PSTA.net for the latest information. The American Red Cross opened one shelter in Pinellas County Sunday night at Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd. in Seminole after the Mariners Cove Mobile Home Park in Clearwater was evacuated due to flooding. Janet McGuire, Red Cross regional communication officer, said Monday afternoon that six people had stayed at the Chapel on the Hill shelter Sunday night. She expects them to stay again Monday night, as flooding at the mobile home park has not abated enough for power to be restored. She said the Red Cross is currently looking to open additional shelters in the region as needed. This is going to be an ongoing process, she said. DEBBY, from page 1A Photos courtesy of SUE SHELTON-PARKERWounded veteran Ernie Davis is led around a corral on Abbey by Sue Shelton-Parker.Horsemans Association hosts Wounded WarriorsSEMINOLE The Walsingham Horsemans Association hosted a Wounded Warriors event June 16 at Walsingham Equestrian Park by giving four wounded veterans an opportunity to ride horses. The severely wounded veterans and their families had the opportunity to ride, groom and spend time with horses and their handlers. Smiles from ear to ear were the highlight of the day for everyone, as brain injured and wheelchair bound warriors, along with their children and sponsors, enjoyed riding through the field and surrounding woods. Lunch was donated by Subway of Seminole, pies were provided by Village Inn of Largo, and drinks and snacks by Sweetbay and Walmart. The day was organized by Brian Parker and other volunteers. Founded in 2003, the Wounded Warriors Program raises awareness and enlists the publics aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Among the many participants and volunteers in the day were, from left, Adrienne Crim, Johna Holloway, Christa Belzel, Brian Parker, Sandy Wait, Fred Belzel, Cici Deathe, Cyd Deathe, Richard Deathe, Ernie Davis, Izzy Weaver, Nikki Davis, Bailey Clark, Kevin Clark, Valerie Burnham, Mark Lalli, Doug Quick, Gloria Quick, Jennifer DeLaney, Rojo the dog, Sue Shelton-Parker, Tracy Hobbs, Lindsay Quick and Abbey the horse.SEMINOLE The following events are scheduled in July at the Seminole Community Library: Teen Programs Teen Book Club, grades 8-12. Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 7 p.m. This summers pick is Numbers by Rachel Ward. Registration required. Night Fliers Tween Book Club, grades 5-7, Mondays, July 2, 9, 16 and 23, 4 p.m. This summers selection is Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Registration required. Make Me a Star Drama Workshop, grades 6-12, Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7 p.m. Students will learn to express themselves, present a confident self-image and have lots of fun. Registration required. Teen Thursdays, grades 6-12, Thursdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Week-by-week registration required. July 5, Star Light, Star Bright. July 12: Nightmare Alley: creations from the dark side. July 19: Creature Features, movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. July 26, Mummy Madness. Wonderful Wednesdays, all ages, Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Free ticket available 1 hour prior to program. July 11: Magic Show presented by Cesar Domico. July 18: Jack and the Beanstalk presented by Play N Around Theatre. July 25: Drum Circle presented by Steve Turner, Giving Tree Music. Two Towers Chess Club, all ages, Mondays, July 9 and 23, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pause for Poetry, all ages, Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m. Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers of poetry share their own poems and/or read favorite selections. Tween Lock-In, grades 5-7, Friday, July 13, 6 p.m. Registration required. Adult Programs Cinema at Sundown, Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m., Death at a Funeral (2007), rated R for language and drug content. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Classic Movie Matinee, Fridays, 1 p.m., July 6: (1972). July 13: Lifeboat (1944). July 20: Moonstruck (1987). July 27: The Odd Couple (1967). Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Pause for Poetry: Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m. New program. Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers of poetry share their works and/or read favorite selections. Writers and non-writers welcome; all ages are invited. Coffee and tea provided. SPC Toastmasters, Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6:15 p.m. Two Towers Chess Club, Mondays, July 9 and 23, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Book Discussions Backward Travelers Historical Fiction Book Discussion, Tuesday, July 17, 2 p.m. The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger. Super Novels, Thursday, July 26, 2 p.m. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Childrens Programs Family Movie Matinee, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Free popcorn and sodas provided by The Friends of the Library. July 7: Mirror, Mirror. July 14: Mystery of the Crimson Wing. July 21: Up. July 28: Journey 2-The Mysterious Island. LEGOs @ the Library, all ages, Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1 to 3 p.m. Open to all elementary aged children. LEGOs will be supplied. Two Towers Chess Club, all ages, Mondays, July 9 and 23, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Chess players of all levels of play are invited. Wonderful Wednesdays, all ages, Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Free ticket available one hour prior to program. July 11: Magic Show presented by Cesar Domico. July 18: Jack and the Beanstalk presented by PlayN Around Theatre. July 25: Drum Circle presented by Steve Turner, Giving Tree Music. Night Fliers Tween Book Club, grades 5-7, Mondays, July 2, 9, 16 and 23, 4 p.m. This summers selection is Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Magic Carpet Reading Club, grades K-3, Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m. Night Owls, reading age and family members, Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 7 p.m. Bring a favorite book or item to share, and create a craft. Wiggle, Giggle and Sing, ages 5 and under, Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. Shake a parachute, toss a bean bag, and other wiggly, giggly musical activities. Little Dipper Toddler Storytime (18-36 months), Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10:30 a.m. Twenty minutes of short stories, songs, and movement activities based on a weekly theme. A puppet show will follow. Big Dipper Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5, Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and movement activities based on a weekly theme. A puppet show will follow. Baby Moonbeams, newborn to 18 months, Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m. Thirty minutes of books, finger plays, songs, and a playtime. Boys Night Out Reading Club, grades 3-5, Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 7 p.m. Read what boys want to read (comic books, cereal boxes, trading cards and more). Mother/Daughter Book Club, grades 3-5 plus adults, Mondays, July 2 and 9, 7 p.m. Session 1 selection is Ellie McDoodle: Best Friends Fur-ever by Ruth McNally Barshaw. Registration required. Session 2: July 16Aug. 6 (grades 3-5 plus adult); Mondays, July 16, 23 and 30, 7 p.m. Session 2 selection is Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player. Registration required. Shooting Stars Series of the Week Book Club, Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Try a different book series each week. Week-by-week registration required. Dream Big Reading Club, K-5 independent readers, bring in your reading log to receive an incentive and an entry form for weekly prize drawings. Dream Big Read to Me Reading Club, prereaders ages 2-5, turn in a completed reading log to receive a prize.Seminole Library events First foul ball Photo courtesy of DEREK JOHNSONSamuel Deacon Johnson of Seminole displays a foul ball he grabbed June 16 at Tropicana Field during the third inning of the Tampa Bay Rays game with the Miami Marlins. It was Samuels first foul ball. He was sitting in Section 215, Row A, when the ball hit off the lights and then off his mothers knee. Also witnessing the feat were Samuels father Derek Johnson, and his grandfather Michael Johnson. Ironically, Derek and Michael had just finished recanting a story about some 25 years earlier when they were at a Boston Red Sox-Chicago White Sox game at the old Comiskey Park in Chicago when Derek got his first foul ball.Drum circle changes discussed By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND Over the years, it has become a Treasure Island tradition. But in recent weeks, the Sunday night drum circle at Gulf Front Park has been getting out of control, according to city officials. Instead of just a small group enjoying the staccato beat of the drums and other instruments, the gatherings have increased in size to about 500 people who have done damage to city restrooms and often leave an abundance of garbage for city officials to clean up the following day. So with that in mind, City Commissioner Butch Ellsworth suggested June 19 that the city move quickly to either end the gatherings or regulate them more closely. Its not just kids, said Ellsworth. There are adults out there jumping around and getting injured. We need to find a way to quell the noise or make the people attending more responsible. City Recreation Director Cathy Hayduke said the events are well attended thanks to notices on various social media. But thats not the problem, she said. The problem is the next day when her department is assigned the task of making repairs to the restrooms and cleaning up large amounts of trash. Its putting a burden on my department, Hayduke said. Ellsworth said he would like to see the city take an aggressive stance on the issue. We could be looking at a lawsuit if it continues with its current fervor, he said. Treasure Island Police Chief Tim Casey said the problem is not the people playing the drums. Its all the people coming to hear it, Casey said. That presents a problem. This past weekend (June 17), we had some gang members and some wanna be gang members. recent addition of 85 feet of new sand from the nourishment project. Squires said citizen reports had indicated that sand had been lost. Squires said although it was unfortunate that sand was lost so soon after it was replenished, it was possible that the new sand might have protected areas that might have been affected if the beach had been narrower. Storm protection is one of the primary reasons for beach nourishment projects. Wider beaches create a bigger buffer between the land and rising seas and wave action that accompany hurricanes and tropical storms. Squires said after the initial inspection was complete, staff would begin actual measurements to make a determination of how much beach had been lost. But, everything will have to wait until Tropical Storm Debby is done, Squires said. The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center estimates that Debby may make landfall along the West Coast in the next couple of days. Meantime, work on the Sand Key beach nourishment project is on hold for now. Squires said work stopped June 22, due to the approach of Tropical Storm Debby. As of Monday afternoon, Squires had no estimate as to when work might begin again. We wont know until this system moves out of the area, he said. BEACHES, from page 1A
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Rodriguez, a former club kid, said he benefited from his association with the Boys & Girls Clubs and thanked the supporters who attended the lunch. I just want to say thank you, not just for the kids, but for me, myself, he said. I was in their shoes once, and it was because of people like you that I was able to basically get those opportunities. Rodriguez didnt attend the club in Pinellas County, but Nita Smith, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, thanked him for being a hero the club kids could look up to. We appreciate what you represent to this organization. Thank you for adopting this organization as your own, she said. She said that the club would be granting Rodriguez, who bought property in Pinellas Park this year, honorary status as a member. You are one of us. We want to give you your official club shirt as a club kid, she said, handing over a green Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast T-shirt. Thanks so much again for being our hero and for being here for us today. Two other Rays players joined Rodriguez at the lunch, pitcher Alex Cobb and leftfielder Sam Fuld. Sportscaster Dave Wills emceed a question and answer session, asking Fuld about his injured wrist that has kept him off the field. My wrist is coming along really well. I think Im probably a little bit ahead of schedule, Fuld said, explaining that initially doctors said he could probably return to the game by mid-August. As of now, it looks like I might eclipse that mark by about month. Fuld said the last two and a half months watching from the sidelines have felt like two and a half years. But now, he said he could see the light at the end of the tunnel: a return to the game soon, if everything goes well. Todays a big day. I get to hit a ball off a tee. I get to play a little tee ball today, he said, drawing a laugh from the crowd. I dont know if you noticed, Ive got some nervous excitement. Wills also commended Cobb for remaining cool under the pressure as a starting pitcher against the New York Yankees in their home field June 6. I watched Alex Cobb go through the Yankees lineup a couple of weeks ago. It didnt even look like he was breaking a sweat. It was one of the best performances that Ive seen a Rays pitcher put together this year, Wills said. Cobb said he tried to treat every game the same, no matter how consequential. Im probably a little more nervous inside than I did look outside, he admitted. I was sweating a little bit on the inside. Wills said the Rays players were the biggest reason fans supported the team. These are three of our 25 to 40 guys that are playing here in Tampa Bay this year, and they are three of the best, he said. They are three of the reasons why the Rays are going to back to the postseason here in 2012. Though the numbers havent been finalized yet, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast raised at least $22,000 in net funds, club spokeswoman Shari Phillips said. The organization raised $1,460 through a raffle at the lunch and sold all 30 of the table centerpieces. It was through the hard work and diligent coordination of the volunteers at the Pinellas Park club that we were able to keep our expenses for the entire event at under $1,700, Phillips said. Along with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Amber Glen Feed Depot and the city of Pinellas Park donated to the event. Giving Rodriguez a golf polo along with his T-shirt, Smith mentioned another potential fundraising partnership that could be in the works: a Sean Rodriguez Boys & Girls Clubs golf tournament. Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESRyan Patrick, 10, enjoys a new camaraderie with Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez. Patrick, a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, was partnered with Rodriguez during the Lunch with the Rays in Pinellas Park June 15. Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez, left, accepts a Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast T-shirt as an honorary club member of the Pinellas Park unit during Lunch with the Rays June 15. Rays sportscaster Dave Wills, right, interviews the players, from left, pitcher Alex Cobb, shortstop Sean Rodriguez and leftfielder Sam Fuld during the Lunch with the Rays in Pinellas Park June 15. The Rays players were paired up with Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Clubs members Nelson Ramos, 8; Ryan Patrick, 10, and Syarrah Costello, 17.
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Christian Meyer, youth activities charman, is standing to the right in back.Around the area Flicks, Fins family series scheduledSEMINOLE The city plans its annual Flicks and Fins Family Fun Night series Friday, July 6 and Friday, Aug. 10, at the Seminole Family Aquatic Center, 9100 113th St. Food, music, and games will start at 7 p.m., and movies at sundown, usually around 8:45 p.m. The July movie is The Smurfs and August is Kung Fu Panda 2. There also will be a frozen T-shirt contest. Admission for adult members is $2 and $1.50 for child members. Adult nonmembers admission is $4 and children $3. For more information, call Keith Tickner at 397-6005.Volunteers needed for sea oats plantingST. PETE BEACH The city of St. Pete Beach is in search of volunteers to participate in a sea oats planting Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m., behind the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, small hand shovels, sun block, hats, beach shoes, watering cans or milk jugs, and kneepads if desired. Parking passes and bottled water will be provided. Planting of sea oats helps form and maintain sand dunes, critical to controlling beach erosion. To volunteer, contact Adam Duff at Aduff@flaquarium.org.Seminole High band plans car washSEMINOLE A car wash to benefit the Seminole High School Marching Bands fundraising efforts is set Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ace Hardware in Oakhurst Plaza, 9137 Oakhurst Road. All persons making a donation will receive 20 percent off coupons good for that day at Ace Hardware. Also, band boosters will be selling two grilled hotdogs, chips and cold drink for $4. 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The Dads Club from St. John Vianney Catholic Church and School, along with the Bilmar Beach Resort, West Coast Kayak, Oceanus Slide and the City of Treasure Island, are sponsoring an All American Family July 4th Celebration from noon to 9 p.m. The music lineup includes the Blue Riders, noon to 2 p.m.; The Temptests, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; and Soundwave, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to music and a variety of vendors, there will be most patriotic hat, watermelon and hot dog eating contests. Fireworks are scheduled for 8:45 p.m. The event is free. Paid beach parking will be available at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The Dads Club raises funds to support the St. John Vianney Catholic Schools teachers supplies, athletic programs and facility improvements to enhance the childrens faith formation and education experience. For more information about the event or volunteer opportunities call 360-5537 or email email@example.com. 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This is a family owned and operated business that takes pride and accountability in their work and the quality products they use. President Robert Leslie has over 25 years of construction experience and is the fourth generation to serve the needs of Floridas businesses and residents. Wife Patty Leslie has a degree in Interior Design with 20 years experience in designing for both commercial and residential clients. John Leslie is also a fourth generation expert in painting, waterproofing and decorative coating. He insures quality control and has many Thank You letters to attest to this. Visit www.pandrpros.com to see the beautiful work they do and the quality products they use. Then call The Pros That Know 727-734-0438 License and insured # CGC1516403 C-8136.Guardian Angel Senior Care, Inc is a senior home care service dedicated to taking care of your needs so that you may be able to live safely and independently in your own home. This agency was established to help Senior Citizens lead safe, happy and independent lives. We recommend you call them at 727-865-2932 if you or a loved one needs Home Care Assistance, Companion Care or Elder Care, but still wants to maintain an independent lifestyle. Their licensed, bonded and insured senior care professionals are committed to providing you or your loved one with the care and comfort of home. They will work with family members and your physicians. Guardian Angel Senior Care provides the following services: 24 HR Live-In Care at (Day Rate), Overnight Assistance, Temporary care, Long term care, Respite Care (for full time caregivers). You can be assured of assistance with hygiene, shopping and errands, meal preparation, diet monitoring, light housekeeping, laundry, assistance with monthly bills, companionship and transportation to and from appointments. Located at 1328 Country Club Way S. St. Petersburg, Ph: 727-865-2932 Members of BBB. www.guardianangelscare.com AHCA License #227691Its a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of fun! This name has meaning: Painting with a Twist is the answer! The twist is you can enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. You can come alone and make new friends or do as I did and turn a regular gathering of old friends into something new and different. Theyll have a good time and walk away with a one-of-akind painting. Join a class or book a Private Party. Bachelorette parties, office, sorority, date nights, theme, and team building parties are just a few fun events to celebrate here. Paint, canvas and brushes are provided. Local artists will lead you step by step. Choose from over 2,000 paintings. Located at 2527 Central Ave. in the Grand Central District of St. Pete. Most classes begin at 7pm. Go on line www.paintingwithatwist.com/stpetersburg to see the upcoming classes, prices, AND THE SUMMER ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN. Pick a painting on the Calendar Tab and sign up online or call 727-327-4488.After exclusively servicing golf car fleets for over 40 years, Golf Car Systems is now serving the public. This new Service & Sales Division is headed by Dave Gillespie, formerly of ABC Golf Cars with over 30 years experience in the industry. Now offering on-site repairs for all golf car makes and models including electric and gasoline cars in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Looking to buy? Choose from a wide selection of models and colors, and they take trades. They also have a great selection of accessories for all makes and models and stock parts, tires and Trojan batteries. Contact them at 727-536-0416 for a quote. Commercial accounts include: apartment complexes, condominiums, colleges, auto dealers, security companies, etc. Prices are competitive and service is comparable to none. Rentals available for every occasion and they provide pick-up and delivery. These are the people to call. 727-536-0416 Open M-F 8am 4pm. View car prices and availability and get directions to their place at www.golfcars.com $150 OFF PURCHASE PRICE OF ANY GOLF CAR WITH THIS ARTICLE.Before left After right. Updating homes & satisfying customers is a mission of P&R Renovations.As these ladies celebrate their art they realize This isnt a class its entertainment!Come in and pick out a golf car at 5325 140th Avenue North in Clearwater.JD Christie is a personal trainer who believes in this program so much he bought the company! P&R RENOVATIONS are the best at Painting, Waterproofing, Roofing & Restorations.Enjoy your family and give them peace of mind while you live at home with the assistance you need. Be it so humble, theres no place like HOME John Howard PaynePAINTING WITH A TWIST gets our vote for the most fun way to Uncork your Inner Artist!GOLF CAR SYSTEMS Now offering golf cars service and sales to the private and commercial golf car market in the Tampa Bay area.Local Trainer Flexes Muscles & Buys Fitness Together!62812 Masonic scholarship Photo courtesy of GULF BEACH MASONIC LODGEGulf Beach Masonic Lodge, 14020 Marguerite Drive in Madeira Beach, recently presented its annual Ernest J. Freeman Jr. Memorial Scholarship to Stephen Barber, center, a graduating senior at Seminole High School who will be attending Florida State University in the fall. The yearly scholarship winners receive $2,000 to assist in their college or university expenses. From left are Ismael Montes, Joe Finocchiaro, Barber, Fernando Salazar and Shawn Rae. High School seniors can apply for the scholarship each February on the lodges website at www.gulfbeachlodge.org. Donations also can be made online at the website by choosing the donations link on the main page.Robert RyalsMarine Corps Pfc. Robert Ryals recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Ryals is the son of Helen Ryals of Clearwater, and Richard Ryals of Dunedin.Hunter Reed TARPON SPRINGS Air Force Airman Hunter Reed recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Reed is the son of Lani King of Tarpon Springs. He is a 2011 graduate of East Lake High School.Rachel Silverberg TREASURE ISLAND Air Force Airman Rachel Silverberg recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Silverberg is the daughter of Ed Silverberg of Treasure Island, and Shelly Silverberg of St. Petersburg. She is a 2006 graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg. She earned an associate degree in 2010 from St. Petersburg College.Military news Briey Saturday Sunsets event continuesTREASURE ISLAND The City of Treasure Islands Saturday Sunsets is a sunset celebration that takes place along Treasure Islands beach on the first and third Saturdays in July behind the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd. This free family event features artisans, food vendors, crafters, and live musical entertainment, weather permitting, from 1 to 9 p.m. The schedule is: Saturday, July 7 1 to 4 p.m., Calamity Jane; 5 to 8:30 p.m., Paul Anthony. Saturday, July 21 1 to 4 p.m., De Lieed Parrots; 5 to 8:30 p.m., Michael Nichols. Parking is available on the beach for a fee of $5 per vehicle. Entrance to the beach parking is at 112th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard. The event is free to the public. For additional information, contact the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 547-4575, ext. 237 or visit www.mytreasureisland.org.Taste of the Beaches planned for July 21ST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans its fourth annual Sizzlin Summer: Taste of the Beaches Saturday, July 21, 6 to 10 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The festivities of the event include live and silent auctions, raffles, and samples from over 25 restaurants, dancing, live music, beer and wine. Among the raffle items to be given away are a KM 12-foot paddleboard from Surf Shak. Cost is $25. For further information, call Amanda Page at 3606957 or RSVP@TampaBayBeaches.com.Treasure Island slates Friday FlicksTREASURE ISLAND The City of Treasure Island will present its Friday Flicks in the Park series on the second and fourth Fridays in July in the Treasure Island Community Center Park, located at 106th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The event begins at 7 p.m. with food vendors and activities for the children. The movies begin at 9 p.m. The schedule is: Big Miracle, Friday, July 13; and Sherlock Holmes, a Game of Shadows, Friday, July 27. The movie will be shown under the stars on a giant outdoor screen. Those attending should bring blankets and lawn chairs. Snack vendors and childrens activities will be available before and during the movie. The event is free to the public. For additional information, contact the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 547-4575, ext. 237 or visit the citys website at www.mytreasureisland.org.
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For details, call Ginny Ghiotto at 813-394-7708 or Debbie Rife at 727-244-7514.Largo Class of plans 50-year reunionLARGO Largo High School class of 1962 will hold its 50th year class reunion Sept. 21-23 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Plans include Friday registration and a mixer. A barbecue bonanza is planned for Sept. 22. Dinner and a dance will be held that evening. A brunch and goodbyes will end the weekend Sept. 23. The class of 1962 had 338 members; 228 have been located, 116 are still missing and, sadly, 46 are known to have passed on, a news release said. If anybody knows classmates who have not been contacted about the event, please urge them to contact Jim Kramer, 727-492-5393 or to visit www.classcreator.com/Largo-FL-1962/index.cfm.Lakewood Class of plans reunionLakewood 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.Bogie Class of slates reunionThe Boca Ciega High School Class of 1977 plans its 35-year reunion on 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 5720073.Backpacks, supplies to be distributedST. PETERSBURG The People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N., plans its 21st annual Back To School event on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. Free backpacks with school supplies will be distributed to all children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required, which begins on Monday, July 2 and continues through Friday, Aug. 3. Hours to register are Monday to Friday, 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proof of dependent children must be shown including, Social Security cards, birth certificates or a DCF letter. A numbered ticket will be given to each person that must be surrendered on the day of the event. All children must be present to receive their backpacks. Donations accepted at the above address any time. Financial gifts may be mailed. Contact Jeff Poresky at 480-2699 for additional information.Pinellas receives Master Board awardThe distinction of Master Board was awarded to the Pinellas County school district leadership team by the Florida School Boards Association at the annual Spring Conference, June 13-15, in Tampa. The Pinellas County school district is one of only 35 school districts in Florida to currently hold this prestigious award. The Master Board Program is a voluntary program, which provides opportunities for the leadership team, defined as the superintendent and the school board, to engage in training that enhances its capacity to provide visionary leadership for the school district. The Master Board Program concentrates on the leadership teams governance roles for enhancing student achievement, fostering connections and empowering collaboration between schools and the community, and creating a learning organization to advance excellence.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-to-school 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. 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PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays will turn back the clock to 1979 when the Detroit Tigers visit Tropicana Field on Saturday, June 30, at 7:15 p.m. The Rays have designed a hypothetical uniform from 1979 that is intended to be a lasting fixture for Rays fans, fully embracing the style of the era while keeping the Rays modern colors. A patch on the left sleeve of the jersey features a City of St. Petersburg seal that was used in 1979. Tropicana Field will be accented in a 1970s theme and Earth Wind & Fire will perform following the conclusion of the game as part of the Rays 2012 Summer Concert Series. This marks the 10th Turn Back the Clock game in Rays history. We want to thank our great partners at Majestic Athletic and Major League Baseball for helping bring this unique concept to life, said Rays senior vice president Mark Fernandez. Everyone with the Rays is excited to make this an annual event, and something Rays fans will look forward to every year with great anticipation. The Tigers will wear a uniform based on their actual 1979 road gray jersey. Versions of the select jersey were worn by Detroit from 1972 until 1993. The Tigers finished fifth in the American League East, 18 games behind the Baltimore Orioles, with an 85-76 record. That season the Tigers hired Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson during the middle of June. Anderson skippered the Tigers for the next 17 seasons, winning one pennant and one World Series title, while winning AL Manager of the Year two seasons (1984, ). The Rays retro jerseys will be auctioned off on raysbaseball.com following the game with proceeds benefitting the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Rays Baseball Foundation. Merchandise is at the Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field, Rays Pro Shop in Downtown Tampa (400 N. Tampa St.), Sports Fan Attic, Lids Locker Room and other participating retailers, or online at raysbaseball.com. Single game tickets for Rays 2012 regular season home games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office, as well as over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and 1-800745-3000, or online at raysbaseball.com.Debby puts a damper on area fishing actionTropical storm Debby has put a halt on the fishing for a few days now, and its certainly too early to say when things will get back to normal around here. Last week before Debby got organized in the Gulf we got a muchneeded stretch of days with east winds. The only downside was that these were some fairly stout east winds, making it too rough to do anything offshore and definitely not the greatest conditions for inshore. The only real upside is that early in the week we had some astronomical new moon tides, which for a few days really had the redfish chewing. Tarpon fishing has been slow overall. The beaches have really started to thin out and unless you braved the outgoing tide at Egmont or Anna Maria late last week, you are probably in the same boat as me. Not to worry however, their will still be plenty of tarpon to be caught this summer. Tampa Bay bridges and deep back bay holes will hold good concentrations of late summer tarpon. Target the bridges on an incoming tide with live shrimp or ladyfish. Concentrating your efforts on the up-tide shadow line will produce the best results. Back bay laid up tarpon is a whole different animal. These fish are lazy and wont move far for bait. Often dead bait on the bottom will work best, i.e. mullet, ladyfish or shad. However, these fish will strike a well-presented artificial bait as well. Top tarpon plugs are the TT series by MirroLure and the Baitbuster by D.O.A. Gag grouper season opens on the first and as long as the weather calms down you might get a chance to target both gags and red snapper this weekend. Plenty of gags can be found in shallow depths inside of 80 feet. Target natural ledges, pipeline rubble and major artificial reefs. Many of the published artificial reefs are holding good grouper as well and havent been pressured since the closure went into effect. Red snapper will be found a bit deeper. Depths of 100 feet and out will be a better bet. Bring plenty of frozen sardines and some frisky pinfish and you should be covered for both species.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Safe boating classes slatedMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets July 7. Other classes are set for Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Classes conducted for Spanish-speaking residents will be held Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices. Classes cover subjects such as navigating the waterways, operating a boat safely, legal regulations, what to do in an emergency, getting to know your boat and information you need to know before getting underway. Anyone born after January 1989 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certificate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. For more information, call 391-5185 or visit www.a0701103.uscgaux.info/.Roundup Softball, kickball signups startMADEIRA BEACH The City of Madeira Beach Recreation Center is taking registrations for adult softball and adult coed kickball. For more information on sign-ups contact Colin Shaw at 3920665.Registration continues for kids triathlonSEMINOLE Registration is under way for the eighth annual Tri if you Dare Kids Triathlon Sunday, July 1, at the Seminole Recreation Center. The competition is open to kids ages 5 to 15. The event will be a run/bike/pool swim triathlon. All participants will receive a finishers medal, event T-shirt and post race pool party. Distances as follows: Ages 5-6: run .25 mile/bike 1 mile/swim 25 yards. Ages 7-10: run .5 mile/bike 2 miles/swim 100 yards. Ages 11-15: run 1 mile/bike 4 miles/swim 150 yards. Registration fees are $40. No race day registration is available. Mandatory packet pickup for participants is 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at the recreation center. Race registration is available at www.myseminole.com/tri.htm.Soccer camp set at SYAA complexSEMINOLE Seminole Youth Athletic Association plans a Challenger British Soccer Camp July 9-13 at the SYAA complex, 12100 90th Ave. Boys and girls: ages 3-16 are eligible. The cost is $100 to $177 depending on level of participation. For more information, call Sherri McCarthy at 235-3378 or email email@example.com.Threshers plan Military NightCLEARWATER Sports fans are invited to join the Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field Friday, June 29 for Military and Veterans Appreciation Night when the Threshers play host to the Lakeland Tigers in a Florida State League game at 6:30 p.m. All current and former service members will receive tickets discounted to $5 for a field box and $15 for a Hot Corner ticket, which includes all you can eat and drink from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., plus 16ounce draft beers for $2. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Haley House Fund and Sand Soldiers of America. For more information, call 712-4300 or visit www.threshersBase ball.com.Tides WGA resultsSEMINOLE Results of the Tides Womens Golf Associations front or back event June 19 at the Tides Golf Club: 18-Hole Flight Kathy Davis, 33.5; Judy McNamee, 34; Jeanne Pichee, 34; Lorraine Taylor, 35.5; Joyce Cooney, 36; Dolly Wicht, 36; Carol Johnson, 36.5. Nine-hole Flight First place, Sybil Enfeld, 33.Send us your fishing photosSEMINOLE Got a trophy catch youd like the world to see? Send us your fishing photos and they will be used in the outdoors pages of Tampa Bay Newspapers publications. Email as a jpeg attachment to bmcclure@TBNweekly.com.
Business 13A Beacon, June 28, 2012 www.tbnweekly.com032912 Tampa Bay Newspapers Classifieds727-397-5563 Real Estate Champions 4350 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708For more details visit C21champs.com/MLS.Ad062812 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY www.c21champs.comEach Ofce Independently owned & operated727-398-2774 ROOM FOR A POOLBlock home located in a desirable area, on a cul-de-sac near a park. Minutes to downtown St. Pete and easy access to Tampa. 3BR/2BA/2 car garage, split plan. New A/C. Master has its own bathroom, 2 living rooms and a nice fenced backyard with room for a pool. MLS#U7528669. Jarnberg. $128,000. COME SEE THIS AMAZING HOMESits on almost .25 corner lot and is MOVE IN READY. Seller has spared no expense renovating. Home Features 3BR/2BA downstairs and upstairs an-inlaw/teenager/college suite with almost 800 sq. ft. of living space with it's own entrance, living room, large bedroom and an updated bathroom. Lots of storage. Spacious yard and a 24x16 wood deck to relax on. Must See!! MLS#U7535312. Osborne. $224,900. MOVE RIGHT IN!Completely updated 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 3rd floor apt. with elevator just 2 doors from the unit. Largest 1 bedroom available in complex. Everything was replaced: water heater, AC, appliances, new cabinets, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, tile floor in kitchen and dining area. New carpet, ceiling fan, outlets-absolutely beautiful. Walk-in closet. Screened balcony with vinyl windows. MLS#U7535592. Hawk. $25,900 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA IN SYRACUSE BLDG. AT FIVE TOWNSMove in Ready. Inside laundry. 1435 sq. ft. Updated kitchen. Large Master suite. Hurricane windows and hurricane shutters. Beautiful view of woods and pond. 2 Clubhouses, 6 swimming pools, gym room, billiard room, library room and much more. Close to shopping, banking, restaurants and just a sort drive to our beautiful beaches. MLS#U7538491. Cover & Dudinsky. $89,900. LOOKING TO DOWNSIZE OR BUY A NICE VACATION HOME!2BR/2BA in a high and dry location is close to shopping and a CanCare Walk-In Clinic for our Canadian visitors. Condo is light, bright and located on the top west corner of the building (3rd Floor) and comes furnished, with a full size washer and dryer inside. Porch area of (approx. 170 sq. ft.) was made a part of the home and is not reflected in property records. 55+ complex, small pets are welcome and low Maintenance Fees! Give me a call before this one is gone! MLS#U7541419. Schnitzler. $44,900. SEMINOLE BEAUTYRecently remodeled 3BR/1BA/1 Car garage home with open floor plan. Outstanding kitchen with stone counter tops, wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, tile floors and C/H/A. Screened in porch. Hot tub overlooks pond with large fenced in private backyard. Own a piece of paradise. MLS#U7545240. Skupien. $124,900. TWO STORY 4BR/3BA SINGLE FAMILY HOMERemodeled in 2011. New kitchen, A/C and bathrooms. Features fireplace in Family room, Crown Moulding, Thermal Windows and Tankless Water Heater. Must see this beautiful home with a large backyard and a nice porch. MLS#U7547683. Schmidt. $125,000. 3/2/2 SEMINOLE HOME WITH NEW ROOFBeautiful corner lot home located in the popular Seminole Grove Estates. Recent updates include new roof, new carpet, new paint and new hurricane garage door. Rheem A/C system and water heater installed in 2009! Re-glazing just done to kitchen counters and guest bath. Extras include Rainbird irrigation system, kitchen InstaHot Water Maker, fenced backyard and large back patio. Close to the Pinellas Trail, Seminole Schools, Seminole Youth Athletic Association, St. Pete College, Library, Post Office, Shopping, Restaurants and a few miles from some of Florida's finest beaches. MLS#U7550699. McEntire. $169,900. 3/2/2 IN CENTRAL PINELLASMeticulously maintained home on a corner lot in a small quiet neighborhood of only 42 homes with no thru traffic and NO flood insurance required. Roof replaced in 2008, kitchen completely remodeled a year ago with new wood cabinets, crown molding, granite counter tops and new appliances. 150' deep well for irrigation. Shed on side of home for lawn equipment and the backyard has room for a pool. Home boasts cathedral ceilings, split plan with formal living room and huge family room. Master bedroom has 2 closets, one a large walk-in. Inside laundry room leads into 2 car garage. Plenty of storage space in the attic. Don't wait this is a gem! MLS#U7550839. Axley. $249,900. BOULEVARD CLUB This fully furnished condo boasts 2 porches, one in front and one in back. Active community with 2 heated pools, 2 tennis courts! Walk to everything! Ideal rental property! Other units available. MLS#U7550976. Sundell & Enright. $55,000. Whats Sellingin Pinellas County 2 Bedroom, 1 bath home with 1 car garage in the Jungle Prada area. Home features newer A/C, separate dining area, tile in common areas, Terrazzo in bedrooms, nice sized fenced yard, washer and dryer. This great location is close to schools, restaurants, and Tyrone Mall. Non evacuation home and no flood insurance required.Sandy Hartmann & AssociatesRealty Executives Adamo 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath St. Petersburg Largo Seminole Clearwater $74,900 SOLD Fabulous waterfront view from updated 1,400 sq. ft. villa. Imperial Point.Maureen StilwellCharles Rutenberg Realty 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths $243,000 SOLD Brand new 3.5 ton A/C system. The main level (2nd flr.) features a bright kitchen w/new refrigerator and range, screened balcony, the third bedroom and a full bath. First floor features a family room and yet another full bath. Tile floors, neutral carpet, custom window treatments and lots of closet space. Well maintained community offers a heated pool and reasonable maintenance fees. Great location just a few minutes to Gulf Beaches.Mary K KottichCentury 21 Top Sales 3 Bedrooms 4 Baths $173,000 SOLD Wonderful charm in this Clearwater home. Near downtown Clearwater and walking distance to Intracoastal Waterway. Original hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace add to the charm of this home. Updated kitchen in 2008. Manageable fenced lot has mature landscape and carport.Tom CatoRealty Executives Adamo 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths $120,000 SOLD062812 581-3637Village Plaza1901 West Bay Dr., Largo Great Everyday Prices062812Your Choice$3500 Redken Perm, Cut and Style Color, Cut and Style Partial Foil Highlights Cap Frost and CutOffer Expires 7-15-12BLB Walk-ins all dayEverydayAppointments accepted for Perms, Color, & HighlightsMon.-Fri., 8:30am-6pm Sat., 8:30am-4pm LADIES HAIRCUT$895 MENS HAIRCUT$875 WEST BAYClippers Hair Stylist Position Available Networking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Thursday, June 28 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., RGs Restaurant, 1565 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, June 28 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, June 28 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Shopping Center on the corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call Barbara at 573-1935, ext. 402. Thursday, June 28 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet.com. Thursday, June 28 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.bni.com. Thursday, June 28 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, June 28 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, June 28 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Thursday, June 28 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242.Networking groups See NETWORKING, page 14A Biz notes Biz notes Tony, left, and Mark Rizzotto prepare signature pizzas at Rizzottos La Forza Pizzeria in Seminole.Rizzottos Pizzeria opensSEMINOLE Long-time pizzeria restaurateur Mark Rizzotto recently opened Rizzottos La Forza Pizzeria at 11334 Seminole Blvd. Rizzotto has been serving the Seminole area for many years and is continuing his tradition at this new location. Rizzottos menu features pizzas, sandwiches, calzones, Stromboli and many other entrees. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Malin joins Hobsons Auto RepairSEMINOLE Jim Hobsons Auto Repair recently expanded its shop and brought on board Michael Malin, a certified ASE master mechanic. Malin has been in the auto service business for more than 38 years. Jim Hobsons Auto Repair is a full service automotive shop located at 9660 Seminole Blvd.Achieva Credit Union offers Patriot ExpressCLEARWATER Achieva Credit Union is one of a small group of financial institutions to offer U.S. Small Business Administration Patriot Express products. The SBA Patriot Express program is designed to offer loan initiatives for members of the military community and veterans to launch or develop small businesses. This expedited process typically yields a turnaround time within 48 hours. Loans through the Patriot Express program feature longer terms with less cash injection. Those eligible include veterans, service-disabled veterans, active duty service members in the Transition Assistance Program, Reservists, National Guard members, spouses, and widowed spouses of a service member or veteran. The Patriot Express loan can be used for business purposes such as start-up costs, equipment purchases, business-occupied real-estate purchases, inventory, expansion or acquisition of an existing business. We strive to focus on providing our members with products and services that will best help them achieve their goals, said Gary Regoli, Achieva president and CEO, in a press release. Being able to offer this effective product to assist those who have served in the military in reaching their goals is something were especially proud to provide. Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 as Pinellas County Teachers Credit Union. It currently has 13 branches serving over 95,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties; parts of Hillsborough County; or whose family member has an Achieva Credit Union account can bank with Achieva.Bouchard employees inducted as insurance association leadersCLEARWATER Bouchard Insurance recently announced that several of its employees have taken on new leadership positions in local insurance associations. Yvette Wilson, AAI, an account manager for Bouchard, was recently inducted as president of the Insurance Professionals of Pinellas, which is a chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals. During the same meeting, Beverly Phinney, a commercial lines support specialist II at Bouchard, was inducted as the new secretary. The purpose of IPOP is to network, provide professional education, build business alliances, and develop leadership skills for those working in the insurance industry in Pinellas County. Michele Schrotter, CPCU, corporate education specialist for Bouchard, was recently inducted as president of the Florida Suncoast Chapter of the CPCU Society.Performance A/C acquires DHSLARGO Performance Air Conditioning Services recently acquired Diversified Home Services of St. Pete Beach. We welcome over DHS customers to the Performance Air Conditioning family, said Terry Stables, owner. Performance Air Conditioning Services has been serving Pinellas County for more than 50 years.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, licensed in two states and just recently completed a 200 hour intensive training class 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.Beaches 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 and more. The cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Cost includes lunch. Registration is required. Call 360-6957.
Beacon, June 28, 2012 062812 For more info about me & my listings, scan this QR code or visit my website at www.MaryKSells.com.Century 21 Hall of Fame Member & Centurion Producer The Mary K Team Mary Kottich, Realtor727-398-7771 x1011727-510-5251MKottich@aol.comExperiencedKnowledgeableHard WorkingDependableDetail Oriented 8668 Park Blvd. Ste G Seminole, FL 33777 www.MaryKSells.com Clearwater Townhouse3BR/2.5BA/2CG w/1,566 Sq. Ft. Townhouse w/pond view Fresh paint & carpet Bonus enclosed FL room $119,900 Seminole Grove Ests.4BR/2BA/2CG, 1,726 Sq. Ft. Split Floorplan Custom Remodeled Kit. Pool & Spa w/Waterfall $245,000 Home In Largo4BR/1.5BA w/1,173 Sq. Ft. Remodeled Kitchen Well Maintained Luxury Spa $129,900 Seminole Gardens1BR/1BA w/874 Sq. Ft., First Floor w/pond view Some Updates 55+, no pets, 90 day lease $35,000 Home In Bardmoor4BR/3BA/2CG w/2,375 Sq. Ft. Fabulous Floor Plan Screened Pool & Spa Great Neighborhood $295,000 Home In Largo3BR/2BA/2CG w/1,433 Sq. Ft. 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We Accept All Competitor Coupons8592 Seminole Blvd., Seminole 727-393-7581Complete Car Care for All Makes & Models Since 19728am-6pm Mon.-Fri. 062812 Canali joins The Vorac GroupSEMINOLE Laura Canali recently joined The Vorac Group of Realty Executives Adamo and Associates. Canali will work as an executive real estate assistant for the Vorac Group. Sandy Hartmann and Associates Laura Canali and Caroleanne VoracHartmann and associates recognizedSEMINOLE Sandy Hartmann and Associates of Realty Executives Adamo recently was recognized by the Pinellas Realtor Organization. The organization recognized the team for outstanding seller sales volume in the month of May. Thursday, June 28 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, June 29 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www.bnireferral masters.com. Friday, June 29 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, June 29 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 29 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, July 2 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 3673737. Monday, July 2 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, July 2 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@freenetworkinginterna tional.com. Monday, July 2 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173, email waynep@freenetworkinginternational .com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, July 3 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.proleads.net. Tuesday, July 3 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, July 3 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240. Tuesday, July 3 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, July 3 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 586-4999 or visit www.cbcnet.biz. Tuesday, July 3 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, July 3 Free Networking International, Bayside Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bay Pines Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call Janet Landt at 455-7510, email@example.com or visit www.freenetworkinginternational.com. Tuesday, July 3 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucsons Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-4773533. Tuesday, July 3 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921. Thursday, July 5 BNI Success Masters Seminole Chapter, 7:25 a.m., at the Barrington, 901 Seminole Blvd., Largo. The meeting includes breakfast. Cost to attend is $8. Call Cindy Durant at 560-9750. Thursday, July 5 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 7258101 or email denise@denisemur phypa.com. NETWORKING, from page 13A
Viewpoints 15A Beacon, June 28, 2012U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki often reminds us: as the tide of war recedes we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to anticipate the needs of returning veterans. As these newest veterans return home, we must ensure that they have access to quality mental health care in order to successfully make this transition to civilian life. Last year, the VA provided specialty mental health services to more than 1.3 million veterans a 35 percent increase since 2007 in the number of veterans who received mental health services at the VA. Thats why we recently announced that the VA will add an additional 1,600 mental health staff professionals and an additional 300 support staff members nationwide, including 54 new mental health staff at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Currently, the Bay Pines VA employs about 210 mental health clinicians and support staff across the healthcare system, which includes the main medical center campus and satellite outpatient clinics in Bradenton, Fort Myers, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. These efforts to hire more mental health professionals build on our record of service to veterans. President Obama, Secretary Shinseki and the leaders of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System have devoted more people, programs, and resources to veteran mental health services to ensure our nations heroes have immediate access to high quality mental health care. The VA has increased the mental health care budget by 39 percent since 2009. Whats more, weve increased the number of mental health staff members by 41 percent since 2007. That means today, we have a team of professionals thats 20,590 strong all dedicated to providing much needed direct mental health treatment to veterans. While we have made great strides to expand mental health care access, we have much more work to do. The men and women who have had multiple deployments over a decade of combat have carried a tremendous burden for our country. Thats why Secretary Shinseki has challenged the department to improve upon our progress and identify barriers that prevent veterans from receiving timely treatment. As we meet with veterans here, we learn firsthand what we need to do to improve access to care. Secretary Shinseki has sought out the hardest-to-reach, most underserved places from the remote areas of Alaska to inner city Philadelphia to hear directly from veterans and employees. And were taking action to reach out to those who need mental health care instead of waiting for them to come to us. Our mission is to increase access to our care and services. Weve greatly increased the number of Veterans Readjustment Counseling Centers throughout the country. Weve also developed an extensive suicide prevention program that saves lives every day. For example, our team at the Veteran Crisis Line has fielded more than 600,000 calls from veterans in need and helped rescue more than 21,000 veterans who were in immediate crisis. Thats 21,000 veterans who have been saved. The mental health of Americas veterans not only touches those of us at the VA and the Department of Defense, but also families, friends, coworkers, and people in our communities. We ask that you urge veterans in your communities to reach out and connect with VA services. To locate the nearest VA facility or Vet Center for enrollment and to get scheduled for care, Veterans can visit the VAs website at www.va.gov. Immediate help is available at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net or by calling the Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (push 1) or texting 838255. To learn more about the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, veterans can call 888-820-0230 or visit www.baypines.va.gov.Susan Klinker is director of Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Forty years have passed, and I still miss Watergate. It was a marvelous news story, as well as a mystery tale and morality lesson, all wrapped into one. It didnt have much sex in it, but that didnt matter much when you had spies, burglaries, secret payoffs, lies, betrayal, comedy, a snitch named Deep Throat, illicit tape recordings, blackmail and the gradual, month-by-month unraveling of an attack on our Constitution by the nations highest official: a scoundrel named Richard Nixon. The most endearing virtue of the Watergate story was that, in a city where rogues routinely work their evil and then walk away scot-free, this time the bad guys (or most of them) were caught and punished. Forty of them did prison time. To follow the daily news accounts of Watergate was to watch a large, nasty can of worms turn over, with slimy creatures slithering out at an average rate of two per month. But then good finally triumphed over evil, or seemed to. I never hob-nobbed or even met any of the Watergate-era players, with one exception: Ken Clawson, who became one of Nixons press relations officials. In 1963, just as I was leaving the Toledo Blade after three years, Clawson signed on. I met him briefly, probably at a meeting of Sigma Delta Chi, the journalism fraternity. Clawson became the Blades labor reporter, and did an excellent job, from all accounts. His skills won him a Nieman fellowship at Harvard, and from there he moved on to the Washington Post and, eventually, to the White House. He described himself as one of Nixons spear carriers, and proud of it. He was reputed to have been the perpetrator of dirty tricks that helped to sink Ed Muskies hopes of becoming the 1968 Democratic presidential candidate. That honor went to George McGovern, who Nixon easily defeated. In the marvelous Watergate film, All the Presidents Men, Clawson was portrayed as begging Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein not to mention his friendship with one of the Posts female employees. His memorable defense was Ive got a wife and a family and a dog and a cat. Clawson was not convicted or even implicated in any of the Watergate shenanigans. He died of heart trouble not many years later. One of the few instances of comic relief that brightened the Watergate saga came from Martha Mitchell, wife of Nixons attorney general John Mitchell. Martha (later nicknamed The Mouth of the South) was inclined to drink a lot. When liquored up she telephoned news media and chatted about the hushhush goings on of her husband and his conniving associates. Nixon later blamed the entire Watergate mess on Martha. He said she so distracted her husband that he was unable to manage the store (i.e., the break-in and coverup). Nixon told interviewer Robert Frost that if it hadnt been for Martha, Watergate never would have happened. I loved Martha. During the Watergate affair I worked in Tampa for a company whose executives tended to be conservative in political outlook. So I revealed little of my satisfaction at watching Nixon and his gang exposed. But each evening I hustled to my home in Indian Rocks Beach in time to catch the network news and the latest Watergate revelation. During those two years I felt shame that the White House was occupied by fascist maggots, but proud that in the end they were hunted down and exterminated. My enduring conclusion is that if the USA could withstand the likes of Richard Nixon, we can withstand anyone. I hope Im right. The achievement of reporters Woodward and Bernstein in smoking out the Watergate crooks resulted in a sharp increase in journalism school enrollments. Young men and women looking for meaningful careers realized the enormous good that could come from journalists who smell a rat and then chase it down despite opposition from People in High Places. Today I find myself wondering how many of those Woodward-Bernstein recruits are still on the job. Investigative reporting is hard, expensive work and many of todays news outlets have chosen to reduce their efforts to find the rottenness that is always present in government, big business and other endeavors. But this truth remains: the loftiest role of any reporter is that of watchdog. Watergate proved that. A tragic fallout of the Watergate affair is that it almost surely cost Jerry Ford his chance to be elected president for a full term. In an attempt to heal the nations wounds, Ford granted Nixon a full pardon for his crimes. This angered millions of voters, who responded by electing Jimmy Carter. What irony: an upstanding, decent man (Ford) shows forgiveness to a bum (Nixon) and by doing so hands the presidency to a vacillating wimp (Carter). They say no kindness goes unpunished.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Memories of a third-rate burglaryCell phones, laptops, the Internet, play dates, prescription drugs, gangs, high-stakes texting, Facebook. I often wonder if raising a child today is easier or more difficult than when I was growing up in small towns in the 1960s. For instance, back then, if mom or dad told you to do something, you did it or else. You cleaned up your room, or else. You piped down or else. You stopped teasing the cat or else. Discipline was meted out quickly; lawyers never got involved. The rules were simple and clear: Speak when you are spoken to. Never put anything smaller than a football in your ear. Dont throw rocks at anybody. There was no need for curfews. Not much crime in Superior, Wis., at least by todays standards. Instructions to the neighborhood kids were simple: You must come in when the streetlights go on. That rule wore thin, but my brother and I obeyed it. However, I took some liberties with the rule about rocks. I tried hurling them at streetlights but never seemed to be able to hit any. We had the run of the neighborhood, keeping a safe distance from the dilapidated house where the old witch lived, exploring the nearby college campus, and yelling like Tarzan for hours. Mom also issued stern warnings or propaganda: Dont go outside without your mittens; youll catch pneumonia. Dont tease your brother; youll catch pneumonia. Dont touch the radiator; youll catch pneumonia. These days, I dont think warning about pneumonia would be considered standard parental practice to modify a childs behavior, but it seemed to work on the Germond boys. I never caught pneumonia just the German measles, mumps, chicken pox and cooties. I suspect that parents have greater challenges in the electronics age, such as making sure their children arent umbilically tied to their cell phones, especially when they are supposed to be studying. Turn that phone off; youll flunk the FCAT. Get off the Internet; youll flunk the FCAT. Dont stay out late; youll flunk the FCAT. Dont drink coffee; youll flunk the FCAT. Dont get a tattoo; youll flunk the FCAT. I didnt have modern accessories, such as cell phones, Kindles, backpacks and laptops, to take to school when I was a kid. That was probably good because I excelled at losing things that I had to carry, such as my report cards. However, I was adept at hanging on to valuable trinkets that lived in my pockets. One of those was a rabbits foot, which was supposed to ward off spells and illnesses, such as pneumonia. I guess it did the trick. I lost interest in rabbits feet about the time the Beatles came along. Dad, in particular, didnt have much use for the Fab Four. Turn down that #$% music, or else! I did, but I did not go quietly into my teenage years despite my parents best attempts to persuade me to accept their advice. You need a haircut. George, Paul, John and Ringo have long hair, and look how much money theyre making. Dad tried his hand at child psychology. What about your hero, Johnny Unitas? He has a crewcut, and hes famous. Dad had a point, but Johnny U. was getting old and teenage girls preferred the Beatles. The rites of puberty took charge of my thought process. We compromised: No crewcut, but hair could grow over my ears. Despite my rebellious tendencies, I made it through college on the seven-year plan. Not sure how I would perform under todays changing and rigorous requirements to enter college. Texting wasnt my forte. Id hate to take the FCAT, especially without a rabbits foot. 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.com Publisher/President: Dan Autrey email@example.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli firstname.lastname@example.org Retail Advertising Manager: Jay Rey email@example.com Classied Advertising Manager: Shelly Fournier firstname.lastname@example.org Executive Editor: Tom Germond email@example.comProduction Manager: David Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter email@example.com Seminole/Beach Beacon: Bob McClure firstname.lastname@example.org Largo Leader/Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond email@example.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Chary Southmayd firstname.lastname@example.org Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl email@example.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Juliana A. Torres firstname.lastname@example.org General Editorial email@example.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERS Drivers SeatBob Driver Tom Germond As I See ItSuzanne M. Klinker VA wants to hear from veteransResearch needed on irrigationEditor: All over the city of Clearwater, reclaimed water is being put into effect in peoples neighborhoods. The city says that this new system of irrigation is cheaper and it will be better on the environment, because high quality drinking water shouldnt be used for lawn irrigation. However, most people, at least in my neighborhood, irrigate using the water from a well, so it is already free. However, it is true that there should be another way to irrigate your lawn if you dont have a well. But is no one thinking of the safety aspects of reclaimed water? There are also safety factors that play a part with reclaimed water. The city says that reclaimed water has no physical effects when coming into contact with our skin. Even so, they say that immuno-compromised persons should irrigate only when they will be inside, and that reclaimed water should not be used for recreational use involving bodily contact. That means parents wouldnt be able to fill up a kiddy pool with the hose for children to play in on a hot, summer day. They also say that vegetable gardens and other edible crops should not be watered with reclaimed water, unless they will be peeled or cooked before consumption. For example, if you have a garden with strawberries or potatoes or carrots, you cant eat them unless they are cooked. Knowing that, would you want to eat food from somebodys garden that had been watered with reclaimed water, even if it had been cooked? Last but not least, some plants cannot grow with reclaimed water. This is because of the high chloride levels in the water that are necessary to clean the water in the first place. Azaleas and Chinese privet have no tolerance for it, meaning they would die if watered with reclaimed water. There are almost 50 other common plants that would probably experience leaf burn if exposed to these high levels of chloride. If plants are dying under exposure to it, then it cant be too good for humans either. All in all, adding reclaimed water to peoples lives may not be the best idea. I agree that using another source of water other than drinking water is better for the environment. However, the solution to this problem should be safe for humans and plants to come into contact with. I think that more research should be done to find a better way to irrigate our lawns in a responsible, environmentally friendly way. I think the city is headed in the right direction, but I dont think this is the best solution. Preston Delaware ClearwaterWriter wrong about ObamaRe:Leaving the party, by Chuck Graham, May 31.Editor: Mr. Graham, you are so wrong about President Obama. He is not taking anything from the 1 percent; he is just asking them to pay their fair share. As a middle class working person, paying my fair share and just making it, why do oil companies get subsidies and large companies get tax breaks? The Republicans wont pass or let anything pass that calls for fair play on big oil making huge profits every quarter or big business companies paying smaller taxes than the middle class people. It would not be taking anything from the 1 percent and making programs that reach everyone like education (who are our future). You call for a change but what is offered is the same old trickle down business running toward another recession. All Republicans worry about is the debt for future generations. But their way is not for the elderly or the middle class. Without some help for education, we wont have to worry about debt for our future generations. Mr. Graham, the wealthy have been given a tax break for eight years, making them richer, while the middle class has not had the same break. Again, what your talents are worth was given to you. As you see Mr. Romney paying 13 percent of his money and still wanting to give bigger tax breaks and outsourcing jobs abroad. That is job killing, sir. President Obama has my vote for government programs that help education and respect seniors too! Barbara Dooley LargoCoping with pneumonia, the FCAT 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, first-served basis. 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One form of that greater activity is the appearance of new arrivals. There are three kinds of new arrivals: dolphins we havent seen for years and dolphins were meeting for the first time. There are two kinds of dolphins to meet for the first time: adults weve never seen before and newborn babies (also known as neonates). Weve had an encouraging show of all three kinds of new arrivals thus far in 2012. This is a progress report about our tiny shiny newborns. Five new babies have made their tiny shiny appearances in a fairly steady stream over the last three months. Club gave birth in early April. She and the new baby have stayed close to home, using the same bays that Club used to raise her previous calf (born in 2004). J and Face gave birth in early May. J is very cautious with her newborn, switching from social to secretive. Weve only glimpsed them from a distance. J shepherds them up and down narrow winding passages of water created by parallel seawalls, as she did with her 2008 calf Juno. Js seawall haunting habit is good and bad. Its good because she can hunt along the seawalls while keeping the tiny baby at her side, boats motor by slowly and theres a small volume of water to monitor for danger compared to open bays (like newborns everywhere, neonatal dolphins make easy prey). Its bad because theres more stray fishing line to hook. Indeed, Js previous calf Juno was one of the three dolphins weve seen entangled in fishing line over the course of our study, and one of two whose fishing line magically vanished without human intervention. Hes out there now, feeling his way through the first treacherous weeks of life without mom and, perhaps not surprisingly, showing a penchant for seawall hunting. Face has also been very private with her newborn. During the days she uses the waters off our least developed coastlines, which includes the area where we found the body of her previous calf Falco (as told in Dolphin Watchs in a good or bad way, I darent say). During the evenings, she swims on the periphery of other dolphins who gather together at sunset, not yet ready to join the festivities directly. FM and Slightwin had babies by the middle of June. Both moms spend their time swimming very slowly with tiny shiny newborns who bob at their sides more like rubber duckies in the bathtub than slide along as the sleek capitalists of the seas. FMs previous calf Fennel, easily identified by the deep divot behind his dorsal fin, showed that local dolphins occasionally swim in family groups as he briefly reunited with his mom and new sibling the other night. Small from his fight to heal from a shark bite last year, I wish he could stay under his moms protection a little longer. Slightwins neonate is her first, making Slightwin a primipare, mom for the first time. In nearby Sarasota, a primipare returns to her mothers group as she graduates from apprentice to Photo by ANN WEAVERMother of the month-old baby bottlenose beside her, Club eyes it frankly with a backward glance. The scars between her eyes and her dorsal fin speak of the risks of life at sea.master of the art of mothering. But in Johns Pass, primipares manage mothering alone. We used to see Slightwins mom Slight several times a month. But we havent seen her for the last 10 months. I watch for her zealously, hoping her disappearance after the death of her neonate last May isnt permanent (as told in Dolphin Watchs Not a happy mothers day). We havent named any of the newborns. Superstitiously, we wait until the baby dolphin is three months old before choosing a name. Weve seen 71 newborns from 2005 to the present. Two-thirds of these are born to resident moms. One-third belongs to moms who visit our lovely local waters because they are safe nursery grounds. The annual pattern of births forms a beautiful bell curve. June is baby month, host to 38 percent of the newborns. Over 75 percent of our local babies are born in May, June and July. Clubs April baby was an early arrival and September babies are late arrivals. We had bumper crops of babies in 2008 and 2011. It will be interesting to see what happens with the reproductive status of our local bottlenose dolphins throughout the rest of the summer, and I will keep you posted.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at dazzled@tam pabay.rr.com or visit her website www.dolphin superstore.com. Read her Dolphin Watch column weekly at www.TBNweekly.com. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver
Beacon, June 28, 2012 Obituaries Marjorie Belle Pollock BARGER83, passed away June 16, 2012 in Salem, Va. Marj, and her husband Bruce, moved with their youngest child, David, to Largo, Fla. in 1981. Marjorie earned an art degree from Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire in 1948 and continued to improve her artistic skills by studying with local artists. She was invited to join Studio 1212, Inc. in 1993. Her extensive travels around the world with her mother provided rich subject matter as she began exhibiting and winning awards for her work. Although her pieces ranged from oil to acrylics to miniatures, she grew to prefer working in pastels and pencils. In 2001, Marj received a diagnosis of Alzheimers disease and they moved to Virginia two years later to be near family. As the fog of dementia slowly blanketed Marjs memories, she remained a cheerful, pleasant and loving person. She is sadly missed by all who knew her. She is predeceased by her parents, Walter and Marjorie Pollock, her brother, Kenneth Pollock and husband, Bruce. She is survived by her children, Betsey Barger of Roanoke, Va.; Carol Buriak and husband, Jim, of Salem, Va.; Bruce Barger and wife, Kelly, of Johnstown, Pa.; David Barger and wife, Kinbly, of St. Augustine, Fla. and grandchildren, Bruce, Jonathan and David Barger, and Jim and Laura Buriak. Private funeral arrangements have been made in Virginia by the family. Contributions can be made to the Marjorie Pollock Barger Memorial Fund found at: alz.org. to benefit the Alzheimers Association. Church And Temple DirectoryS060712 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411 FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCHA Congregational Christian Church, everyone welcome 152 TreasureIsland Causeway Treasure IslandNorth of ClockTower 398-6342 Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.Come Back to ChurchSunday School 9:15 a.m. WORSHIP 10:00 a.m.Pastor J. Michael Hargrave010512 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST6245 Seminole Blvd., (Alt. 19), Seminole 392-1406Reading Room Sunday 10 A.M. Wed. 7 P.M.SUNDAY SERVICE..........................................10:30 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL...........................................10:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY TESTIMONY MEETING.............7:30 P.M.80510 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706Come and worship. 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The story begins with the news that her uncle has just defected Communist Romania by swimming across the Danube River during the midnight changing of the guards. Suddenly Pasos life radically changes. She and her family become the target of Romanian KGB. Pasos will speak again on Saturday, at 7 p.m., at the same location. She also will have signed books available for purchase. The public is invited and admission is free for both events. For information, call 446-6427.Suncoast Community ChurchLARGO Heavens Hero vacation Bible school will be presented Monday through Friday, July 16-20, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Suncoast Community Church, 12855 110th Ave. N. The free program is designed for children as young as age 2 (out of diapers) through those who have just completed sixth grade. Attendees will explore the attributes of God using passages from the Book of Revelation. The program will include music, crafts, games, snacks and skits. Call 595-1739.Good Samaritan ChurchPINELLAS PARK Rafael Catala will lead three workshops exploringMysticism in Technological Times at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd.The series will be presented on Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 7 p.m. The workshops are open to the public at no charge. Catala is an author, lecturer and internationally recognized speaker. He studied the mystical path for eight years with Laura Perkinpine, a Joel Goldsmith disciple. He is president and founder of the Ometeca Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to the study of the relationship between sciences and the humanities. For information, call 5448558 or visit www.goodsamchurch.org.Unitarian UniversalistsCLEARWATER A multicultural celebration program celebrating summer will be presented Friday, June 29, 7 p.m., at Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road. The program is part of a monthly gathering called Festival Ruah and will feature Kuumba Dancers, poet Venus Jones, a cappella group St. Pete Shanties and Fred Johnson. Ruah means spirit or wind in Hebrew. Festival Ruah is a celebration of the spirit as it is manifest in creation across cultures, traditions and faiths. Admission is free. A love offering will be gratefully accepted. Childcare will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Call 531-7704, email mail@uu clearwater.org or visit uuclearwa ter.org. Pets of the week Pets of the week TorryTorry is a 2-year-old calico kitty. She is very sweet and friendly and loves attention. She is spayed and current on her vaccinations. To adopt Torry, call Pat at Second Chance for Strays at 535-9154. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.petfinder.com.EmmeEmme is an adult female cockatiel. Cockatiels are social birds who like to whistle and will bond with their keeper. Emme is available for adoption at Pet Pal Animal Shelter. 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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesBeacon Section B June 28, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com GRnc Bo ston 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 self-titled 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. E ric 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. Tommy Castro and The Painkillers Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m., at Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com. Blues/roots artist Tommy Castro and The Painkillers will perform at Skippers Smokehouse. The band will be performing songs from Castros Blues Music Award-winning Alligator Records debut, Hard Believer. In 2010, Castro won four Blues Music Awards including, for the second time in his career, the coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive), and, for his whole group, Band Of The Year. Tommy Castro and The Painkillers lineup includes bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Byron Cage and new member, keyboardist James Pace. Castros latest Alligator release is the redhot, multi-artist CD, Tommy Castro Presents the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue Live!, featuring Castro and many of his internationally famous friends. Kevin Pollak, Saturday, July 28, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Doors open at 8 p.m. Preferred seating is given to club members. Seats are limited. Tickets start at $35. Call 888-695-0888 or visit www.theclubti.com. Pollak has dazzled audiences as a comedian, an impressionist, a dramatic actor, a writer, a producer, a director and a talk-show host. Pollak will return to his comedy roots for one-night-only in Tampa Bays intimate Treasure Island concert venue. Pollak started performing stand-up comedy at age 10 and was an accomplished touring professional by age 20. In 1988, shortly after he shot his first HBO stand-up special, he landed a role in Willow, directed by Ron Howard and produced by George Lucas. 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.rutheckerdhall.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 fans can expect to hear hits including Starrs own classics such as It Dont Come Easy, Photograph, Little Help From My Friends, and Yellow Submarine. The aptly titled Brave explores and embodies courage with a clever, if not completely original, storyline. Visually, the film follows Pixars long tradition of exceptional CGI animation, delivering a feisty barrage of action sequences punctuated by gorgeous highland scenery. Disney/Pixars Brave tells the tale of teenage princess Merida, daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor of Scotland. The queen grooms Merida for betrothal while Merida dreams of ignoring longhonored customs and shaping her own destiny. When the times comes for the unruly lords of the land to sponsor their heirs in a competition for Meridas hand in marriage, the princess takes a stand against tradition and her mothers aspirations. In many ways, Brave is more Disney than Pixar. With the release of Disney/Pixars Brave, the studio continues to trend away from the damsel-in-distress motif by promoting strong female protagonists. The evolution began with the 2009 Disney theatrical animated feature The Princess and the Frog, which featured Tiana, a female lead with a neurotically strong work ethic, and Prince Naveen, a playboy prince estranged from his royal family lacking any real sense of responsibility. Then, in 2010s Tangled, Rapunzel is rescued by the less-than-perfect male lead Flynn Rider, but the princess reciprocates by repeatedly saving Flynn and, ultimately, inspiring him to become noble to the point of self-sacrifice. But Brave improves further upon the theme, setting up Merida as the single lead protagonist of the story. Her princely prospects play only a minimal part in the plot and are depicted as dim-witted, impotent and unintelligible. Regrettably, the story occasionally borrows from classic Disney devices to propel the plot. Merida, desperate to circumvent a compulsory engagement, turns to a witch as a means to alter her fate. The act somehow diminishes the characters inner strength, making her seem prone to irrational decisions when under duress. The silver lining to this black cloud is that the witch is not the usual Disney crone she is fickle and flighty and, in her own way, seems to be driven by good intentions. Meridas deal with the witch not only changes her destiny but also has wide-reaching repercussions. The key component is a transforma-Brave offers charming fairy tale Photos courtesy of DISNEY/PIXARFrom left, Queen Elinor, King Fergus and Merida sit in the throne room in the Disney/Pixar film Brave. tion that is a bit too reminiscent of Disneys 2003 animated film Brother Bear. Merida must work to undo this beastly curse involving her mother. Again, while the plot device is clich, what springs from it is innovative: It isnt often that Disney spends so much time exploring mother-daughter relationships in these types of films. The ensemble voice cast helps Brave succeed as both humorous comedy and a thrilling fantasy-adventure. Kelly Macdonald provides the voice of Merida. It is difficult to imagine anyone other than Billy Connolly voicing King Fergus. Queen Elinor is voiced by Emma Merida follows a will-o'-the-wisp in the Disney/Pixar film Brave. See BRAVE, page 2B This weeks top 5 This weeks top 5 www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comThe Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring062812 Sandy Hartmann & Associates has been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients for over 31 years and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. So, before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. 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A strong, self-reliant heroine is long overdue, and Merida fits the bill flawlessly. Even with its minor faults, Brave is a gutsy and thoroughly entertaining addition to the Disney/Pixar canon. BRAVE, from page 1BConcerts Photo by BARRY BERENSONHot Tuna performs Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. July events include Mayhem Festival, Last Summer on Earth Tour By LEE CLARK ZUMPEAs the temperatures head up, so does the local music scene with four scorching music festivals scheduled in July as well as performances by KISS, Dave Matthews Band and Yes. The Fresh Music Festival will take place Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m., at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets range from $29.50 to $75. Call 813-9743004. The lineup will include performances by Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, GUY and SWV. Doug E. Fresh will host the show. Rockstar Energy Drink will present the Mayhem Festival Friday, July 13, 1:30 p.m., at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets range from $32.50 to $78.90. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.live nation.com. This years festival will feature performances by Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel and High on Fire. With end-of-the-world scenarios swirling around the conspiracy blogs, several artists have gathered to present the Last Summer on Earth Tour which will make a stop in the Tampa Bay area Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m., at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets range from $25.50 to $91.20. The festival will include performances by Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Cracker. Vans Warped Tour returns to the Tampa Bay waterfront Sunday, July 29, noon, at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. General admission tickets are $33.43. 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Pictures release.Photo by CLAUDETTE BARIUS Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Magic MikeGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Mangianello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias Director: Steven Soderbergh Rated: R Mike (Channing Tatum) is an entrepreneur. A man of many talents and loads of charm, he spends his days pursuing the American dream from as many angles as he can handle: from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture from his Tampa beach condo. But at night ... hes just magic. The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and overthe-top dance moves. The more the ladies love him, the more they spend, and the happier that makes club owner Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). Seeing potential in a guy he calls the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), Mike takes the 19-year-old under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of dancing, partying, picking up women and making easy money. Its not long before the clubs newest act has fans of his own, as the summer opens up to a world of fun, friendship and good times. Meanwhile, Mike meets the Kids captivating sister, Brooke (Cody Horn). Shes definitely someone hed like to know a lot better, and it looks like he has a chance ... until his lifestyle gets in the way.People Like UsGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall DAddario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass, Michelle Pfeiffer Director: Alex Kurtzman Rated: PG-13 From DreamWorks Pictures comes People Like Us, a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine as Sam, a 20-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his fathers estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his fathers last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family and re-examine his own life choices in the process.TedGenre: Comedy Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Warburton, Jessica Stroup and Laura Vandervoort Director: Seth MacFarlane Rated: R Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish ... and has refused to leave his side ever since.Tyler Perrys Madeas Witness ProtectionGenre: Comedy Cast: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Doris Roberts, Tom Arnold, Denise Richards, Danielle Campbell, Devan Leos, Romeo, John Amos and Marla Gibbs Director: Tyler Perry Rated: PG-13 Tyler Perry returns as Americas favorite brash, no-holds-barred grandma in Lionsgates Tyler Perrys Madeas Witness Protection, an outrageous culture clash comedy that also stars Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Doris Roberts. For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. His frustrated second wife, Kate (Richards), has reached her limit taking care of his senile mother, Barbara (Roberts). His teenage daughter, Cindy (Danielle Campbell), is spoiled beyond hope and his 7-year-old son, Howie (Devan Leos), wishes his father were around more. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme and that hes been set up as the fall guy. Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of His Aunt Madeas house down South. As a result, Madea and her live-in brother, Uncle Joe (Perry), find themselves managing a completely dysfunctional family from Connecticut. But as George tries to solve the mystery behind Lockwises finances.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Neil Young JourneysGenre: Documentary Cast: Neil Young Director: Jonathan Demme In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Torontos iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Demme, a long-time fan and collaborator, captured these tales of Youngs childhood and masterfully weaved them together with his music including songs from the 2010 album Le Noise.
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Call 2584829.The Ritz Ybor Paul Oakenfold, Friday, July 20, 9 p.m. Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery and Veil of Maya; Monday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Ringo Starrs All-Starr Band, Sunday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. Dukes of September, Tuesday, July 24, 8 p.m. Yes, Sunday, July 29, 7 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Unpainted Souls, Sunday, July 1, 5 p.m. Legendary JCs, Tuesday, July 3, 8 p.m. Tab Benoit, Friday, July 6, 8 p.m. Coo Coo Ca Choo, Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m. Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, Sunday, July 8, 5 p.m. Cope, Friday, July 13, 8 p.m. Betty Fox and the Dirty Bastards, Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skip perssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Drummer V Emulator, Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m. Impending Doom, Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m. The Acacia Strain, Sunday, July 15, 5 p.m. Toadies, Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m. Nappy Roots, Friday, July 27, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 8953045 or visitwww.statethe atreconcerts.com.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts Hot Tuna, Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.For more music and concert information, visit TBNweekly.com. CONCERTS, from page 2B Photo by JAMES MINCHIN/PARADIGM TALENT AGENCYThe Barenaked Ladies perform July 17 in Tampa as part of the Last Summer on Earth Tour.Photo courtesy of PARADIGM TALENT AGENCYThe Dave Matthews Band takes the stage July 18 at the 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa. The Beacon. 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The city will provide free food. The event will feature indoor and outdoor entertainment, representatives from the fire department and Pinellas County Sheriffs Department, inflatable bounce house and a dunk tank. Call Debra Sullivan at 584-2151 or email dsulli email@example.com.ClearwaterBright House Networks Clearwater Celebrates America will take place Wednesday, July 4, 4 to 10 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. The free event will feature a concert with the Mostly Pops Orchestra and The Wilsons. Food and beverage vendors and exhibitors will be on hand. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Childrens activities will run 5 to 9 p.m. and will include games, face painting, and a mascot parade. The event will conclude at 9:30 p.m. with Coachman Parks exclusive music-synchronized fireworks display. Call 562-4700.Kenneth CityThe town of Kenneth City will host its annual Independence Day Parade and Festival Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade route will start at 62nd Street North and 54th Avenue North at 11 a.m. The festival will be at Kenneth City Community Hall, 4600 58th St. N. following the parade. Attendees are encouraged to line up with family and friends, and follow the parade down to the Community Hall for food, drinks, games, and fun. Visit www.celebratepinellaspark.com.Largo Largos July Fourth Celebration will be Wednesday, July 4, 6 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for the festivities. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. On-site parking will be available for $5. Park and walk also will be available from Largo Middle School and Largo High School. Dogs, alcohol, fireworks and coolers will not be permitted. For more information, call 5876775 or visit LargoEvents.com.Pinellas ParkThe musical production For Our Freedom will be presented Sunday, July 1, 6 p.m.; and Monday, July 2, 7 p.m., at Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. This production is described as Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day all woven into this one musical explosion. The concert will feature The Stars and Stripes Forever, The National Anthem, and God Bless the USA. The show also will include special lighting effects, brilliant fireworks and beautiful visuals. Doors will open 90 minutes before each presentation. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Special seating available for those in wheelchairs and those with impaired vision. Admission is free and nursery is provided. Call 526-3674. Safety HarborSAFETY HARBOR The Auxiliary Unit of The American Legion Post 238 will host its annual Fourth of July Parade Wednesday, July 4, down Main Street in Safety Harbor. The route will take the parade directly down Main Street from Second Avenue North to Ninth Avenue South. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Festivities will follow the parade at The American Legion Post 238, 900 Main St.St. Pete BeachThe city of St. Pete Beach will host its annual fireworks display Wednesday, July 4, beginning at dusk. The display will be launched from a barge in the Gulf of Mexico directly west of the Pinellas County Park and Beach Access, 4700 Gulf Blvd., across from the Dolphin Village Plaza. All normal beach and parking ordinances will be in effect. The St. Pete Beach Fourth of July firework celebration is made possible in part by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of St. Pete Beach. For information, call 367-2735.St. Petersburg The annual 4th of July Extravaganza will take place Wednesday, July 4, at The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The event will include music, entertainers, characters, dancing and more. All events and activities are free, except for the face painters who will charge a nominal fee based on design and complexity. The event will kick off at noon with a rock band on the Courtyard stage until 3 p.m. Kim Betts and the Gamble Creek Band will take the stage with country tunes old and new from 4 to 7 p.m. Baby Grand in the Sand will perform between band breaks from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Then, soulRcoaster will top off the evening with pop rock from 8 to 11 p.m. Face painting begins at noon and runs until 9 p.m. Other entertainers amusing the crowd will include the One Man Band, Fritz from Fritzy Bros One Man Circus and the Power Skipper. The Dance Heads will be in the Dockside Activity Room from 2 to 5 p.m. offering attendees an opportunity to be a star in their own dance or music video. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Call 821-6443 or visit www.st petepier.com.Treasure IslandA day of live music, food, family games and fireworks will take place Wednesday, July 4, noon to 9 p.m., on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. The Dads Club from St. John Vianney Catholic Church and School, along with the Bilmar Beach Resort, West Coast Kayak, Oceanus Slide and the City of Treasure Island, are sponsoring an All American July 4th Celebration. The music lineup will include performances by Blue Riders and Soundwave. In addition to music and a variety of vendors, there will be watermelon and hot dog eating contests. Fireworks are scheduled for 8:45 p.m. The event is free. Paid beach parking will be available at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The Dads Club raises funds to support the St. John Vianney Catholic Schools teachers supplies, athletic programs and facility improvements to enhance the childrens faith formation and education experience.Redington ShoresFireworks will be presented Wednesday, July 4, 9 p.m., on the beach in front of the County Parking lot, 18120 Gulf Blvd.
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