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the crime thriller'Parker'... See page 2B.
Volume XXXIV, No. 42 www.TBNweekly.com January 24, 2013
civic leader dies
The late Myra Chandler-Haas, the
founder of the Belleair Bee and other
community papers, had a nose for news
and wanted to make sure it was printed
correctly. Chandler-Haas, 93, died Jan.
12 of natural causes.
... Page 2A.
Unmarried couples in a committed re-
lationship will be able to take care of
their loved ones in times of need, thanks
to Pinellas County's new domestic part-
nership registry. Commissioners ap-
proved an ordinance, 6-1, amending the
county's human rights code Jan. 15.
... Page 3A.
Man dies after
bus rolls over him
A man fell as he exited the rear of a
Pinellas Suncoast Transit bus about
5:15 p.m. Jan. 14 and was run over and
killed as the bus pulled away. The Flori-
da Highway Patrol said Joseph Michael
Lukowski, 59, of St. Petersburg exited
the doorway as the bus began to pull
away from a scheduled bus stop on 49th
Street south of 44th Avenue.
... Page 5A.
A brief cool down last weekend
shouldn't have had much effect on our
inshore fishing. If anything it might help
out a bit. The trout fishing has been good
countywide. See Tyson Wallerstein's Fish
... Page 12A.
a wake-up call
Every so often dolphins remind us
that our study of them is possible only
because they allow or tolerate our peri-
odic disturbances of their privacy. It's a
rueful reminder of who's running the
show. It puts everything back into per-
spective. Columnist Ann Weaver got a
great lesson recently about who runs a
dolphin conservation project, and it isn't
her. It's the dolphins. See Dolphin
... Page 16A.
Guns don't create
safer environment r
columnist says. 1/
... Page 17A. -
Photos by BOB McCLURE
Former State Sen. Dennis Jones, right, introduces 2013-14 Mr. Seminole Gene Stern during the annual Seminole
Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Banquet Jan. 19 at the Wine Cellar restaurant.
Stern named Mr. Seminole
By BOB McCLURE
SEMINOLE Local investment broker Gene Stem re-
ceived the Mr. Seminole award Jan. 19 during the
Seminole Chamber of Commerce's annual Installation
and Awards Banquet at the Wine Cellar restaurant.
Stern is the 49th winner of the award, which dates
back to 1965 when city founder Jesse Johnson re-
ceived the first Mr. Seminole distinction.
The award is handed out yearly to a man or woman
who has gone beyond the call of duty in serving the
Stern was a charter member of the Tuesday Club
and Rotary Club of Seminole. He was also a co-winner
of the Chamber's first Merit Award and served on the
Chamber board of directors for four years.
He also was a major supporter and helped start what
is now Teacher Appreciation Day.
In other awards presentations, Victor Adamo, owner
of Realty Executives Adamo and Associates, was
named Boss of the Year; Lake Seminole Square re-
ceived Business of the Year and Dr. Steve Nickse, or-
ganizer of the annual Kids Appreciation Day at
Seminole City Park, received the Merit Award.
In a special presentation, former Seminole Mayor
and former chamber executive director Jimmy Johnson
was named executive director emeritus.
In other action, Nancy Giles took over as chair of the
chamber board, which also includes Adamo as chair-
man-elect; treasurer Jim Olliver, secretary Diane
Luttmann and past president Gary Scarsbrook.
Directors for 2013-14 are Michael Lurie, Laverne
Welch, Phil Crow, Marianne Fisher, Eva Jones, Sandy
Hartmann and Don Bates.
Upgrades continue at
SPC Seminole campus
By BOB McCLURE
SEMINOLE The saws are
quite audible and navigating
around the construction loca-
tions can be challenging at
But when a $4.1 million ren-
ovation project at the Seminole
campus of St. Petersburg Col-
lege is complete in June, both
students and faculty will have
something both pleasing to the
eye and very functional.
The work is ongoing in two
areas on the second floor of
the library in an area formerly
used for storage and in the
Technology Learning Center.
The library phase includes a
new Faculty Development Cen-
ter where the emphasis will be
learning new technology and in-
structional tools, as well as a
place for adjunct professors to
interact with veteran staff mem-
The area also features six
new faculty offices and eight
more that are under construc-
tion. Plans also call for a new,
tiered classroom, designed after
the city of Seminole City Coun-
cil chambers, which will hold 75
students and be used for the
school's Public Policy program.
Also in the works is a new of-
fice for SPC Dean of Natural
Sciences John Chapin and a
new, larger home for the staff of
the Institute of Strategic Policy
Not far away, the TL building
is taking on new dimensions
with an expansion aimed at
helping students reach higher
academic goals. More specifical-
ly, SPC is faced with the prob-
lem most colleges and
universities face student re-
According to SPC Seminole
Provost Jim Olliver, the school's
graduation rate is about 30 per-
cent and its student retention
rate, from one semester to the
next, is 74 percent.
To improve those numbers,
SPC officials have embarked on
a massive program to identify
students in trouble, diagnose
those weaknesses and fix them
to the best of their ability.
In an effort to address that
topic, SPC Director for Learning
Resources Joe Leopold and Jen-
nifer Gregor, a Seminole cam-
pus Learning Resources faculty
member, are implementing a
plan to make the TL building a
See SPC, page 4A
Gene Stern was a charter member of the Tuesday Club
and Rotary Club of Seminole.
New changes to be
implemented June 1
By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER The majority of Pinellas Coun-
ty Commissioners said yes Jan. 15 to staffs re-
quest to approve use of phase 3 medical priority
Commissioners Charlie Justice, Norm Roche
and Ken Welch voted against the resolution that
changes the rules of operation for the countywide
Under phase 3, only a Sunstar ambulance will
respond to 911 calls classified as non-emergency,
including calls from sick persons and certain
types of falls. Phase 3 eliminates dual response by
fire department first responders and a Sunstar
ambulance. In addition, the ambulance would not
use lights or sirens when responding to non-
emergency 911 calls.
The county's Emergency Medical Services Advi-
sory Council and EMS Medical Director Dr. Dave
Bowden recommended implementation of phase
3. The EMS Medical Control Board approved it,
which Public Safety Director Bruce Moeller said
would have been enough to put the change into
However, due to objections by Belleair Bluffs,
Dunedin, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, St. Peters-
burg, South Pasadena, as well as fire districts in
East Lake, Lealman, Palm Harbor and the Pinel-
las Suncoast, staff decided to bring the matter to
Those objecting say they have no problem with
the concept of priority dispatch or the first two
phases that are currently in use. But they're not
happy with phase 3, which they say would down-
grade EMS service provided to their citizens.
Pinellas County implemented phase 1 of priori-
ty dispatch in April 2009. It consolidated 911
functions into one call center for an annual sav-
ings of $500,000. Phase 2, which calls for only fire
department response to certain non-emergency
calls, began December 2010, and reduced ambu-
lance responses by about 5.6 percent a year, re-
sulting in reduced ambulance costs.
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The late Myra Chandler-Haas, the founder of the Belleair Bee and
other community papers, had a nose for news and wanted to make
sure it was printed correctly.
"She was always involved. She was always out there taking pictures,
attending meetings," her daughter, Cindy Curls, said Jan. 19.
Chandler-Haas, 93 died Jan. 12 of natural causes.
A former owner of seven newspapers in the Detroit area, Chandler-
Haas moved to this area in 1969 and started a Wicker World store in
Belleair Bluffs. But she hated running the store, she said in an inter-
view with the Belleair Bee in 2005. Her friend, Wilsie Carr, and she
talked about starting a newspaper.
"With mom's background and knowledge, Willsie and Bob Carr's
backing, that's how it began," Curls said.
Chandler-Haas launched the Belleair Bee in May 1976, the Largo
Leader in May 1977 and Beach Bee in October 1978. She was involved
with other publications that followed.
"Bob was the business manager. Wilsie was the idea person and I
was the writer. And, my kids delivered it. Our offices were upstairs at
Wicker World. I had a typewriter, telephone and a note pad. That was
about it," she said in the interview.
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The first photo on the cover of the Bee was about a tree-planting
Chandler-Haas was actively involved with many arts organizations,
including the Fine Arts Society and the National Society of Arts and
Letters. In addition to being a supporter of Ruth Eckerd Hall since its
inception, she hosted one of the first parties that raised funds for the
"She was an inspiration to so many people," said Sue Osborne, who
worked as a sales manager with Chandler-Haas for 10 years at the Bee
and its sister publications.
"Not only to people who worked for her and with her in the newspa-
per business, but to so many organizations and charities and so forth
that she supported for the whole time she was there and for a long
time after she was gone because she taught us well. She taught a lot of
people the meaning of community newspaper," Osborne said.
Chandler-Haas was passionate about the arts, Osborne said.
"She was one of the leading ladies at Ruth Eckerd Hall for many
years," Osborne said.
She was also instrumental in helping to build Largo Central Park.
The newspaper promoted the project and was a huge sponsor of it as
well as the construction of the Largo Cultural Center, Osborne said.
Chandler-Haas' "ability to make people feel that they were impor-
tant" were among her greatest strengths as a newspaper publisher and
"Because no matter who you were, Myra could make you feel like
you were the most important person in the room," Osborne said.
For her support of Eckerd Hall Youth Scholarship program, Chan-
dler-Haas received the Marcia P. Hoffman Arts Education Award in
In an interview with Tampa Bay Newspapers at the time, Chandler-
Haas said "I immediately saw the need for community newspapers in
the area so I founded the Belleair Bee 30 years ago and later added the
Largo Leader and other newspapers."
According to a history of the publication that is part of the Tampa
Bay Newspapers, Chandler-Haas told a former publisher that she took
pride that the Bee "never lost one dime from the day of conception."
She published the local papers for 10 years before once again retir-
ing though she was involved in community news for many years after.
As a mother Chandler-Haas was someone to be reckoned with,
"She wanted us to be the best we possibly could. She didn't want us
to volunteer for anything except what we believed in," she said. "She
believed in honesty and truth. She really believed in helping people.
Chandler-Haas family has four children, eight grandchildren, eight
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Commission votes to approve
domestic partnership registry
By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER Unmarried couples in a commit-
ted relationship will be able to take care of their
loved ones in times of need, thanks to Pinellas
County's new domestic partnership registry.
Commissioners approved an ordinance, 6-1,
amending the county's human rights code Jan. 15.
The ordinance creates a domestic partnership reg-
istry to which two adults, regardless of sex and
with certain limitations, can register to "invest in
each other certain basic rights relating to their
health and welfare," according to staff notes.
Basic rights include visiting a domestic partner
in health care facilities, participating in discussions
relating to health care and acting as a healthcare
surrogate. Partners can make funeral and burial
decisions, receive notification in the case of an
emergency and receive notifications about their
partner the same as a family member. They can be-
come a pre-need guardian designate if their partner
becomes incapacitated. They also can participate in
the education of a partner's dependent.
Partners must pay $50 to cover the cost of filing
and processing the Affidavit of Domestic Partner-
ship, creation of a Certificate of Domestic Partner-
ship and filing for termination. Partners who have
already registered with a municipality will receive a
credit for payment of those fees.
Amendments to the registry cost $25. Copy
charges are $1 a page and $2 a page for certifica-
tion of copies.
The fees should cover the estimated $11,000 to
$15,000 cost to implement and administer the reg-
istry. Staff expects to be ready to start the registry
within 90 days.
Roche cast the single no vote, saying the registry
does nothing for people outside Pinellas County. He
advocates the use of a power of attorney. He also
said the state should take action, not individual
counties and municipalities.
Other commissioners agreed with Roche's senti-
ments. Commissioner Karen Seel pointed out that
getting power of attorney is not something afford-
able by all. She asked if people could be told when
they registered that rights provided by the ordi-
nance would not be valid outside Pinellas or other
counties that have a registry and that a power of at-
torney would be their best option.
Clerk of the Court Ken Burke said by law his of-
fice cannot provide legal advice. He said employees
of the Clerk's Office could provide those registering
with an information brochure if one was available.
Paul Valenti, director of the county's Human Rights
Office, said a brochure was in the works.
Jan Lowe thanked the commission for setting up
a countywide registry. Lowe and her wife were the
second couple to register in the city of Gulfport,
which was the first municipality in Pinellas to es-
tablish a domestic partnership registry. Clearwater
and St. Petersburg also have registries.
'We had to leave our beautiful state of Florida to
get married in Connecticut," Lowe said. "We thank
you for taking this step."
George Olds, a resident of Canada who lives in
Pinellas during the winter, told a story about being
denied access to his husband when he was admit-
ted to St. Petersburg Hospital despite showing hos-
pital officials his marriage license.
Olds, who married his husband 10 years ago in
Canada, said creating the registry was a "baby step
'We find it rather weird that people have to pay a
fee to be treated as human beings," Olds added.
Olds' husband, Ian Taylor, commented that it
shouldn't be necessary to create a special status or
rights for domestic partners.
"We're often accused of demanding something
special," he said. "There's nothing special about
Joyce Hamilton Henry with the Pinellas County
Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of
Florida also thanked commissioners.
"It will make a difference in the lives of so many
couples, gay as well as straight and seniors," she
Joe Paige and two others spoke against the reg-
istry, saying a legal means existed to guarantee
rights for domestic partners. He said there was no
need for the ordinance.
'This is a solution looking for a problem," Paige
He called the ordinance "another vehicle for men
reluctant to commit."
"Society was built on a loving relationship be-
tween a man and woman," he said.
'We were elected to serve all of our constituents,
regardless of if they are same religion or same sex,"
said Commission Chair Ken Welch.
"It's an equity issue," said Roche.
He said rights to "take care of each other" should
be available whether it is between a gay couple or
just good friends.
He said the ordinance had no legal merit.
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Roche said the ordinance was nothing more than
a political statement.
"It's more than a political statement," said Com-
missioner Charlie Justice. "It's real progress being
made. I'd prefer the Legislature take the lead, but I
don't think we want to wait that long."
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Treasure Island rethinks stance
on cost of beach parking passes
By BOB McCLURE
TREASURE ISLAND After receiving numerous
complaints about a $75 annual fee for beach park-
ing permits, the City Commission is considering a
resolution that would make the permits available for
almost 50 percent less during a two-week period.
After a lengthy discussion on the topic Jan. 15,
commissioners moved forward on a suggestion by
Commissioner Phil Collins to offer the annual pass-
es for $40 during the discounted period.
If the resolution passes on Feb. 5, city residents
and nonresidents alike will have the opportunity to
purchase the parking permits for two weeks at the
discounted rate before they go back up to $75 for
the rest of the year. Persons that have already pur-
chased permits at the full price would be eligible for
refunds and then be given the opportunity to buy
them again at the discounted price.
"I think we need to have a two-week discounted
period," said Collins. 'We could make it $40 and if
you're there a minute after midnight (at the end of
the discount period), you have to wait until next
The dates of the two-week period have not been
determined but city residents would be notified well
in advance, city officials said.
At its Dec. 18 meeting, commissioners voted to
make beach parking permits available to both resi-
dents and nonresidents in an effort to head off a
possible showdown with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection over beach renourish-
Because the permits were offered only to city resi-
dents and not to nonresidents, DEP said the park-
ing spaces the city counts toward its overall total to
qualify for state renourishment funding would be
voided, making renourishment unattainable for the
Since public funding is used toward renourish-
ment, state guidelines require public beaches to
have 100 public parking spaces per mile to be eligi-
ble for state renourishment funding.
State funding accounts for 40 percent of the cost
of renourishment projects. Federal money accounts
for another 40 percent and county funding for an-
other 20 percent.
By opening the beach parking lots to nonresi-
dents for the previous fee of just $5 per year, com-
missioners were concerned the city would lose
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Assistant Professor of Communications Shelbey Rosengarten and Instructional Design Technologist Alan
Shapiro make use of a workstation at the new Faculty Development Center at the Seminole campus of St.
parking meter revenue necessary for city services,
such as beach cleanup and beach raking.
For that reason, commissioners decided $75 was
a good direction to go.
The public didn't agree.
"I encourage you to look for a solution other than
charging $75," said Phil Thullen, a resident of Tar-
pon Drive on Paradise Island.
Commissioner Alan Bildz said he didn't favor any
'What does this revenue pay for?" he asked. "It's
trash pickup and beach raking. Now you want to
decrease the amount? I'm against changing it (from
City Manager Reid Silverboard agreed.
'We need to be growing revenue, not shrinking it,"
he said. "I think $75 is fair. The city needs the rev-
enue and we can't take a chance on disrupting our
parking meter revenue.
Mayor Bob Minning suggested a one-month dis-
count on permit sales, charging everyone $30 or
$35 for the annual pass.
Collins upped the ante to $40 and got a consen-
In other action, commissioners:
Passed an ordinance on first reading that ex-
tends restrictions on the consumption of alcohol on
Sunset Beach from Feb. 2 through Sept. 29. During
that span, alcohol is prohibited on the beach from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, from
85th Avenue north to 95th Avenue.
Approved $231,030 for repairs to the Beach
Pavilion on Sunset Beach. City officials agreed to
look into the cost of using waterless urinals in the
Passed a resolution allowing Brent Palmer of
Oceanus Slides to operate a water slide on the pub-
lic beach behind the Algiers Gulf Resort Motel at
11600 Gulf Blvd.
Approved a request by Joe Kervivk of Super
Parking and Bikes to operate a bicycle rental busi-
ness on the Beach Trail.
Approved $16,233 for emergency repairs to a
storm drain located between 279 and 283 104th
Agreed to enter into a contract with David King,
owner of the Thunderbird Beach Resort, to redesign
and reconstruct renovations on the Beach Trail to
include an opening in the wall to the beach directly
behind the hotel.
Indian Shores candidates unopposed
By JEANNIE CARLSON
SPC, from page 1A
more comfortable environment for one-on-one facul-
ty mentoring with students.
The new Learning Center, or learning commons,
will take on the look of a 10,000-square-foot living
room, complete with five flat screen televisions and
a mini-cafe with coffee.
'We want to make it a social area," said Oliver.
"We want the students to hang out in an academic
The facility will be available seven days a week
with faculty tutoring available by appointment.
Construction on the west side of the TL building
includes new science labs and eight new faculty of-
fices on the north side of the building.
Inside, two former classrooms are being converted
into a writing studio and a math lab.
Both will be available to students who seek addi-
tional tutoring or instruction in either discipline.
Participation will be voluntary but in some cases
faculty members will suggest it.
A number of new tools in use will allow SPC staff
to chart success rates of students using the labs
and one-on-one mentoring.
The idea is to find out what works the best but
the ultimate goal is to get higher retention and grad-
INDIAN SHORES The new Town Council that
will be sworn in in March will be identical to the
A resolution declaring Joan Herndon and William
F. Smith re-elected council members in lieu of run-
ning unopposed was passed unanimously at the
Jan. 8 meeting of the Town Council.
Herndon and Smith qualified as candidates to
run for the two positions they currently hold. Be-
cause there were no challengers, the scheduled mu-
nicipal election on March 12 was canceled.
A public hearing was held and the resolution
passed to forego the municipal election and publicly
assert that Herndon and Smith are re-elected for
another three-year term respectively.
e'll have the (re-election) party in March," said
Mayor Jim Lawrence.
Meantime, the town's community room on the
fourth floor of the Municipal Center will be named
in memory of Lawrence Nayman, the town's former
building official who passed away last year. The
suggestion was put forward by Lawrence.
Workers from A.D. Morgan Construction build an exterior wall on a new section of the TL building at St.
Petersburg College where faculty offices will be located.
PRIORITY, from page 1A
Phase 3 would eliminate the use of first respon-
ders for minor falls and sick person calls. First re-
sponders would continue to go out to all
life-threatening calls and all other low severity calls.
Staff estimates that first responses would be re-
duced by about 14,000 calls a year for a 10 percent
reduction. They say the change also would reduce
complaints from the public and elected officials
about dual response to every emergency call.
Staff amended phase 3 plans to require dispatch-
ers to alert fire departments when calls for non-
emergency help come in from their area. Prior plans
did not call for notification. Fire departments can
choose to respond or not, which some said could
cause confusion. Another objection is the difference
in time it takes to get help from a fire department
first responder versus an ambulance.
Dissenters also worry that dispatchers will make
a mistake and send only an ambulance when a first
responder is needed. Robert Polk, president of the
Pinellas County Fire Chiefs Association, talked
about a 911 call that came in Jan. 14 about a child
who had fallen. First responders were dispatched to
respond without sirens. When they arrived on
scene, they found out the 2-year-old boy had a bro-
Moeller said it was not unheard of for dispatchers
to upgrade a call. Statistics show upgrades happen-
ing in less than 1 percent of calls. He said the up-
grades were made prior to units arriving on scene.
He said it was more likely for a unit to be unavail-
able to respond to an emergency because a unit was
involved in a non-emergency call than for a dis-
patcher to send the wrong type of response.
He said units were unavailable for emergency
calls 15 percent of the time, but staff could not sep-
arate instances of response to non-emergency calls
from other reasons a unit might be unavailable,
such as personnel being out for training.
Commissioners acknowledged that there was "a
lot of misinformation" about phase 3, which was
causing concern among the public, and they advo-
cated an education program to help people know
what to say to get the proper response to a 911 call.
Commissioner John Morroni suggested that the
commission approve phase 3 but delay implementa-
tion until April to give time for an education cam-
County Administrator Bob LaSala advocates be-
ginning phase 3 as soon as possible, so as much in-
formation about potential savings would be
available to prepare the budget for the next fiscal
Polk and others against the use of phase 3 asked
commissioners to wait until the results came back
from a study by Fitch and Associates about changes
to the EMS system. Fitch is looking at the benefits
of continuing as is with Sunstar providing all ambu-
lance transport, using fire departments to provide
ambulance service or some combination of meth-
ods. Results of the study are expected to be avail-
able by May.
Officials are hopeful that the Fitch study will help
answer the question of whether a private ambu-
lance company or local fire departments can provide
the best and more affordable ambulance service in
Welch argued that moving forward with phase 3
with so many objecting could be counterproductive
to the main goal of restructuring the entire system.
The city of St. Petersburg has threatened to sue if
the county implements the change.
"You're missing the issue," Welch said. "Educa-
tion is not the issue with those opposed because
they feel we're violating their rights and responsibili-
ties within their district."
Justice, Roche and Welch said it would be best to
table phase 3 until after findings from the Fitch
study are revealed.
Welch said there was no financial benefit to im-
plement phase 3 now.
"But there is a lot of animosity," he said.
In the end, Morroni amended his motion to make
phase 3 effective June 1.
set for Johnson
SEMINOLE A retirement party for former
Seminole Mayor Jimmy Johnson is planned
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Seminole
The public is invited to recognize the long-
time city icon.
Johnson resigned from his post in early
November due to health problems.
Open Teen Night
slated at rec center
SEMINOLE The Seminole Recreation Divi-
sion and Teen Board is hosting Open Teen
Night for teens in sixth through 10th grade Fri-
day, Jan. 25, 7 to 11 p.m.
This event will be held regularly the fourth
Friday of each month.
This month's theme is Fear Factor and will
include gross food challenges, a frozen T-shirt
challenge, dodgeball and more.
Admission is free for recreation members and
$5 for nonmembers.
Concessions also will be available. Event is
held at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation
Complex, 9100 113th St.
Call 391-8345 for additional information, or
set at City Hall
SEMINOLE The city of Seminole plans a
City Council candidates forum on Thursday,
Feb. 7, 7 p.m., at Seminole City Hall, 9199
The "Meet the Candidates" event will feature
City Council incumbents Thomas Barnhorn
and Jim Quinn, along with challengers Tom
Christy and Matt Nilssen.
A representative from the League of Women
Voters will moderate the forum. Candidates will
be given the opportunity for opening and clos-
ing statements, and written questions will be
taken from the floor or questions may be
emailed to the city clerk, rbenoit@
myseminole.com prior to 4 p.m. the day of the
This forum will be televised live on Bright
House Networks channel 615, and re-run
throughout the week. It also will be streamed
live over the Internet at www.myseminole.com.
New musical theater
SEMINOLE The Seminole Recreation Divi-
sion is looking for individuals to participate in a
new musical theater production company.
Participants will learn techniques for singing,
acting and dancing during a 12-week program.
Ages 7 and older are welcome.
Classes will meet Saturdays beginning in
February and will end with a Broadway per-
formance on May 11.
The cost is $55 per month for recreation
members and $82.50 per month for nonmem-
Registration is Saturday, Feb. 2, at the
Call 391-8345 for additional information or
St. Justin plans
3rd annual gala
SEMINOLE St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church,
10851 Ridge Road, plans its third annual gala Fri-
day, Feb. 8 at the St. Petersburg Marriott, 12600
The event benefits the church's Life Foundation
and allows youths to go on mission trips and re-
Sponsorships are still available and start at $25.
For more information, contact Laura Rivera at
397-3312, ext. 302 or email lrivera@stjustinmar
Fit Over Fifty event slated
SEMINOLE The city's annual Fit Over Fifty fes-
tival is planned Thursday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 1
p.m., at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100
The free event features a variety of health and fit-
ness vendors with health products aimed at folks
50 and older.
plans auction gala
SEMINOLE Blessed Sacrament Catholic
School, 11501 66th Ave., plans its 50th Anniver-
sary Auction Gala Saturday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m., in the
The evening includes dinner by Carrabba's Ital-
ian Grill, silent and live auctions, and entertain-
Tickets are $25 and available at the school office.
Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also
For more information, contact the school office at
SVEC plans fundraiser
SEMINOLE Seminole Vocational Education
Center plans its inaugural Jazz Blast on Saturday,
Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is a fundraiser to help the school pay
for feed and care for its many animals in the agri-
Voices of Jazz will perform for three hours and
there will be arts and crafts vendors.
SVEC is located at 12611 86th Ave.
For more information, contact SVEC director
Barbara Clare at 545-6405.
City offers new
SEMINOLE The City of Seminole Recreation Di-
vision is introducing new memberships and pro-
gram fees in 2013.
Non-residents can now purchase a family pass.
The cost will be $360 for up to four family members
living in the same household, representing a sav-
ings of $120 over the previous price structure.
Each additional family member from the house-
hold is $25.
As always, Seminole residents can obtain a recre-
ation membership for free by showing two proofs of
In addition to the new non-resident membership
fee, all recreation programs are now open to non-
members. Non-residents without a membership
can now participate in the various programs with
the newly implemented access fee.
For more information, stop by the Recreation
Center at 9100 113th St., or call 391-8345.
Beacon, January 24, 2013 Police 5A
Crossing guard injured
in vehicle crash
LARGO A Pinellas County school crossing guard
was injured when he was hit by a car about 7:30
a.m. Jan. 16 at the intersection of 102nd Avenue
and 131st Street in unincorporated Largo.
Witnesses at the scene and deputies from the
sheriffs major accident investigation team said that
the crossing guard, Nelson Guenther, was crossing
at 102nd Avenue southbound at 131st Street with
the crossing signal. As Guenther crossed, Richard
Barbieri, 18, of Largo attempted to turn west on
102nd Avenue from northbound 131st Street.
Barbieri failed to yield at the pedestrian crossing,
and the driver's side mirror of his 2011 Chevy Mal-
ibu struck Guenther in the left forearm. Guenther
suffered minor injuries and was transported to a
Barbieri was issued a traffic citation for failure to
yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Deputies say now that school is back in session
from the holiday break, motorists should be very
careful around school crossings as traffic has in-
creased, and more pedestrians, mostly children, are
out earlier in the day.
Man dies after getting
run over by PSTA bus
ST. PETERSBURG A man fell as he exited the
rear of a Pinellas Suncoast Transit bus about 5:15
p.m. Jan. 14 and was run over and killed as the bus
The Florida Highway Patrol said Joseph Michael
Lukowski, 59, of St. Petersburg exited the doorway
as the bus began to pull away from a scheduled bus
stop on 49th Street south of 44th Avenue.
Lukowski lost his balance and collided with the
side of the bus. He fell to the ground and the right
rear tire of the bus drove over him before the bus
driver could stop. Lukowski was taken to Northside
Hospital where he died overnight from injuries suf-
fered in the crash.
Deputies seek shooting suspects
PALM HARBOR- Pinellas County Sheriffs
deputies are asking for help from the public to iden-
tify two men wanted in connection with an early
morning shooting at an adult nightclub in Palm
Deputies say that two men entered Silks, 37100
U.S. 19 N., about 4:10 a.m. Jan. 12, where they
robbed and shot Edward Levine, 42, of Safety Har-
bor, a cleaning crew employee. The men then left
with an undisclosed amount of cash. Levine was
taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening
The suspects were black males in their late teens
to early 20s. One was wearing a plaid hooded sweat-
shirt with a knit hat under the hood and dark col-
ored baggy shorts. The other suspect was wearing a
gray hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.
Anyone with information that may assist detec-
tives in this investigation is asked to contact Detec-
tive Jim Beining of the robbery/homicide unit at
582-6200; or to remain anonymous and be eligible
for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
Largo police seek
Hess station robber
LARGO Largo police are seeking the public's
help to identify a man who robbed the Hess Gas
Station, 2930 East Bay Drive, about 10 p.m. Mon-
day, Jan. 7.
Police say a black male about 5 foot, 11 inches
tall was brandishing a dark colored, semi-automatic
handgun, when he robbed the store. He was wear-
ing a black hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a mask.
He fled on foot.
Detectives are asking that anyone with informa-
tion related to this robbery to contact Detective B.
Arlington at 586-7776. Photos of the suspect can be
viewed on the Largo Police Department's Facebook
page at www.facebook.com/LargoPoliceDepartment.
in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG An 80-year-old St. Peters-
burg man died Jan. 11 from injuries suffered when
he was hit by a vehicle while walking in a marked
crosswalk on westbound 54th Avenue north at 81st
Street north in St. Petersburg.
According to a report from the Florida Highway
Patrol, Myles Bernard Gillis was hit by a 2001 Ford
250 driven by Jon M. Smith, 59, of St. Petersburg
about 4:10 a.m. Gillis was taken to Bayfront Medi-
cal Center where he died due to his injuries.
At the time of the crash, Maria Bekala, 50, of St.
Petersburg was stopped facing northwest in the
westbound inside lane of 54th Avenue North and
81st Street North. She had stopped to allow the
pedestrian to cross.
Smith was traveling west in the inside westbound
lane of 54th Avenue North approaching 81st Street
North. He traveled into the middle westbound lane
to pass Bekala, then traveled back into the inside
lane, hitting Gillis with the front of his vehicle.
Police to accept
unused prescription drugs
CLEARWATER There is no need to hang onto
unused, unwanted or expired prescription medica-
tions anymore. People can now drop them off seven
days a week at the Clearwater Police Department.
The drop box in the lobby at 645 Pierce St. is an ex-
pansion to the Operation Medicine Cabinet pro-
gram. This is a countywide, multi-agency effort to
safely collect unwanted prescription medications
from Pinellas County citizens at no charge.
Police tip service app
available for Android
CLEARWATER The new Clearwater Police
Tip411 app is now available for Android phones.
Since launching the iPhone app in 2011, the de-
partment has received more than 800 anonymous
tips that has led to or assisted in 21 arrests. An-
droid users can now download it for free at
Man charged for sexting girl
CLEARWATER A suspect has been arrested for
sending inappropriate pictures to a juvenile. Toby
Malloy, 35, of Clearwater was arrested on Jan. 14.
He is accused of sending sexually explicit photos
to an 11-year-old girl. The victim's mother contact-
ed Clearwater police regarding messages that the
suspect sent her daughter via Facebook. Crimes
Against Children and Families detectives initiated
an undercover operation and began communicating
with the suspect through the victim's Facebook and
email accounts. The suspect sent several sexually
explicit images to the victim.
Malloy was charged with transmission of materi-
al harmful to minors and was released from the
Pinellas County Jail on a $1,500 bond.
Police arrest fugitive
CLEARWATER Clearwater Police located and
arrested a fugitive on federal warrants from New
Jersey on Jan. 11, according to a Clearwater Police
Anthony Jefferson, 19, had been staying in the
100 block of Fernwood Avenue where he was taken
into custody at 10:24 p.m., the report said.
He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail on
carjacking and firearm warrants.
removed from home
CLEARWATER A baby American alligator was
one of nearly 50 animals removed from a home on
Other animals included chickens, roosters, tur-
tles and a pig. Clearwater police note that it is ille-
gal to possess an American alligator and is against
city ordinance to possess chickens, roosters and
The owners are facing charges for animal abuse,
possession of an American alligator, and city ordi-
nance violations for possession of wild animals.
Chief, police get award
CLEARWATER- Clearwater Police Chief Anthony
Holloway, the police department and the Clearwa-
ter-Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Traf-
ficking were recently recognized for the work they
do on human trafficking.
They were presented with letters of appreciation
and support from the Zonta Club of Pinellas, the
Clearwater Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human
Trafficking Community Campaign, and a proclama-
tion letter from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
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Bluffs plans anniversary events
BELLEAIR BLUFFS A yearlong series of events is being considered
to commemorate the founding of the city of Belleair Bluffs 50 years
ago. Ideas for the anniversary celebration were talked about at the
Jan. 14 City Commission workshop.
Commissioner Taylour Shimkus will chair a planning committee to
coordinate the activities. Members will include the entire commission,
except Mayor Chris Arbutine, plus City Clerk Debra Sullivan, Public
Works Director Robert David and City Attorney Thomas Trask. All
meetings will be open to the public. The goal is to kick off the celebra-
tory events in March.
The committee has to come up with a celebration plan quickly,
Shimkus said. She told the commission, "We need a list of what we
want to do."
Mayor Chris Arbutine said he favored "multiple events that celebrate
the 50th anniversary all year long."
'We need multiple dollars to have multiple events," City Clerk/Fi-
nance Director Debra Sullivan responded. The commission agreed to
set up a budget dedicated to the birthday activities.
Among the ideas suggested was a 50th anniversary parade held on
the Fourth of July, when the city traditionally does a party at the city
hall/community center. The city's last parade was held about 13 years
ago, David said. Having an anniversary event in connection with the
annual Christmas party was another idea put forth.
A preliminary design of an official anniversary seal was circulated at
the meeting. Street banners were mentioned and a brochure on the
Commission members were enthusiastic about promoting Belleair
Bluffs' anniversary with a yearlong birthday party, and they agreed to
come up with event ideas.
'This is going to be a fun project," said Commissioner Suzy Sofer.
Belleair mulls over golf course options
BELLEAIR There is little doubt the town of Belleair will be buying
the Pelican golf course, or the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, as it is
known today. The bigger question is what to do with it?
That was what faced the town's Finance Board on Jan. 15 and the
board members decided they will have to talk about it much more be-
fore they make any kind of a recommendation to the Town Commis-
Assistant Town Manager J.P. Murphy had just conducted a feasibili-
ty study into the purchase of the course, and he got straight to the
"Let's be clear, we like the idea of purchasing the golf course be-
cause we want to get the development rights," he said. "Once we buy it
we can then decide to retain the golf operations or we don't have to."
Murphy's report revealed some financial numbers that, for the first
time, shed some light on the operation of the facility, which is at 1501
Indian Rocks Road.
For the past three fiscal years the golf course has operated at a loss.
In 2012 for example the gross profit of the course was $1.83 million
while the total expenses were more than $2 million. That was a loss of
just over $200,000, about $40,000 less than the year before.
Murphy blamed the way the course is run for the losses.
"Our studies show that poor management contributed to the down-
ward trend in profits at the course," he said. 'There were some ques-
tionable entries made in the books."
He also noted that the restaurant at the club was to blame for much
of the loss.
'The food and beverage has been a loss leader there," he said. "It is
the anchor which brought that ship down. For example they have
$20,000 of food on hand when I'm being told by golf people that all
they want are a few burgers and a snack; that would be good enough."
He said that while the marketing for the course has been spotty,
there is a good membership base that should be an attraction for a
management firm or a future lessee. He also noted that overall the
course is in good shape and it does not require a lot of capital outlay.
Murphy presented the Finance Board with four options for the fu-
ture of the course:
1: Once the town bought the course it could continue to operate it.
The town would assume all the risk but get all the profits.
2: The town could retain control of the course but hire a manage-
ment firm to run it. There would be the opportunity to make some
money from that deal.
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Mary Griffith wanted to know if under a lease agreement the lessee
would be compelled to keep the course in good shape. Murphy replied
that any lease would contain a set of standards or the lessee would de-
fault on the deal.
John Prevas asked if the golf course were damaging the aquifer with
the chemicals necessary for fertilizing. Board member Tom Lokey
noted that the government heavily regulates golf course chemicals.
Maxwell said the aquifer should be OK.
After the questions were asked it was back to Murphy to discuss
more of what he discovered in his study, and having the town run the
golf course was not something he would recommend.
"We found that in cases where municipalities are running golf
courses they don't make as much money as a management deal or a
lease arrangement would make," he said. "Some cities are OK with
taking the loss and writing the checks because they want their resi-
dents to have that recreational opportunity. I don't think we're in that
Murphy said once news of the town's intention to buy the course got
out, several people have come forward with offers to run the course,
and in at least two cases, to buy the course. He suggested it would not
be difficult to enter into agreements whichever way the commission ul-
timately decided to go.
The whole idea of buying the course came about because the own-
ers, the Ades Brothers of Miami, were threatening to foreclose on the
mortgage of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, another of their properties, to
escape having to pay $250,000 in fines because of the dilapidated
state of the hotel.
In addition the brothers would not agree not to develop the golf
course into Townhouses, something the commission did not want to
By buying the golf course for $13.5 million the town agreed to wipe
out the fines, but would then be able to take the development rights
for that property off the books. The Ades Brothers also had to give the
Already the $250 a day fines have begun piling up again because
nothing has been done to improve the hotel property.
Town Manager Maxwell told the Finance Board that a town-hired
appraiser has pegged the value of the golf course at $13.5 million, but
that could go down once the development rights are removed.
Board Chairman Tom Olson said it was obvious the options were
down to two. "Operating it ourselves is not feasible," he said. 'The hy-
brid idea is no good, so we either recommend hiring a management
firm to run it, or enter into a lease agreement."
He then suggested that the board consider recommending a lease
agreement until it is clear what should be done with the property.
Member Tom Kurey agreed.
"I think a lease is what we should do absolutely," he said. "A man-
agement deal leaves us with all the risk and I don't think that is the
way to go."
The board agreed to bring the matter up again at its next meeting.
Maxwell said he hoped to be able to conclude the deal to buy the
course by early February. He hoped the Finance Board would have a
recommendation for the Commission shortly after that.
Data center debate concluded
LARGO While Largo commissioners ultimately dismissed citizen-
proposed alternatives to a city-owned data center, they did agree to
move the location of the building away from the library parking lot
where it would have blocked residents' view of Largo Central Park.
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necessity of the center. The objections began with the building's price
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sign was presented in November.
Largo city staff spent most of the work session on Jan. 15
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addressing those concerns and making the case for
the validity of the data center. The commission was
asked to decide on three points: whether the city
needed a data center at all, if such a building
should be owned by the city or leased and finally,
where the building should be located.
The need for a data center
At the core of the first question is the fact that the
second floor of Largo City Hall is at its capacity to
hold the city's commuting infrastructure. The floor
itself won't support any more physical weight and is
at its max capacity as far as electrical and air-condi-
tioning needs of the equipment, said Assistant City
Manager Henry Schubert.
IT Director Harold Schomaker explained generally
two options the city had to outsource its data servic-
es: cloud computing and off-site hosting. Both could
potentially save the city money, by utilizing the re-
sources of a private company to fulfill the city's com-
puting needs. But both options raised additional
concerns, such as the need for encrypted security
for law enforcement information among other sensi-
tive files, the dependence on a reliable Internet con-
nection and potential difficulty of maintenance or
repairs that might have to be done in person.
Commissioner Curtis Holmes asked the commis-
sion for a proposal from DSM Technology Consult-
ants, based in Lakeland. The company would
"provide this service at a fraction of the cost of
building, maintaining, and constantly upgrading
your own facility," a Jan. 8 email from company
Business Development Manager Gary Pollard stat-
Answering a question from Commission Jamie
Robinson, Schomaker cut to the chase.
"We would still need a data center even if we
moved a lot of our stuff to the cloud and/or had it
hosted. Because we have a network infrastructure
in the city that needs to be maintained," he said.
Build or lease
Another proposal from Businessman John
Hopengarten ofWestchase Group suggested the city
lease the first floor in his proposed office building at
701 Highland Ave in order to save money. Upon an-
alyzing his proposal, city staff ceded that the pro-
posal could save the city money, but only about
$607,364 over the course of a five-year lease and
only $88,760 if that lease extended to 10 years.
Holmes argued that as fast as technology was im-
proving, the city might not need the literal space a
data center provided beyond Hopengarten's pro-
posed lease term, making the construction of a
brand new building not worth the extra expense.
Schomaker said the data center would need "for the
Commissioner Woody Brown said the fact that
the city was using land it already owned made a dif-
"If we were certain that we wouldn't need a data
center in five years, hosting or leasing would be a
really sound financial decision," he said. "If we're
going to have that data center for 10 or 15 years, in
the end I think we're going to save money if we do it
on our own property."
Another factor in the difference between leasing
and building a data center is the source of the funds
to pay for it. If the city builds the center, it can use
capital funds from the Local Option Sales Tax. Leas-
ing a building would require an ongoing expense,
charged from the general fund, as well as a revision
to the operating budget.
With the first two matters decided, the commis-
sioners moved onto the location of the building.
Mayor Pat Gerard expressed frustration that the fu-
ture neighbors of the data center as proposed
weren't consulted earlier in the design phase. The
residents of the Lake Alison subdivision have ar-
gued that the building would interrupt their homes'
view of Largo Central Park and change the am-
biance of Central Park Drive.
Gerard agreed, saying that the building's location
at the southwest comer of the library parking lot
within the park would be "taking up some of that
green space" with "an utilitarian building."
City staff proposed a new location, within the
space set aside for the Largo Parks Division to the
west of the library. Commissioner Harriet Crozier
suggested the spot be moved slightly and built clos-
er to the Largo Feed Store, potentially taking up a
few spaces at the southwest end of the parking lot
for the Largo Cultural Center.
After working through a few potential problems,
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than the alternative previously proposed.
The majority of the commissioners agreed that
the new site would be better than the one south of
"I think to most people it's about equal. But to
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referring to the Lake Alison residents.
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have to include some additional design fees as staff
and its hired consultants worked out the details of
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Attendees will learn the basics of dog training in a
seminar for all who have adopted dogs from Pinellas
County Animal Services or other shelters in the
county. Topics will include housetraining, loose-
leash walking and dealing with challenging dog be-
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Call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty
Model train collectors to meet
LARGO The Train Collectors Association South-
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swap meet on Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave.
The show is open to the public. Tickets are $5;
children younger than 12 are free. Parking is free.
The show will feature train layouts, displays, new
and antique trains for sale and door prizes for
adults and children. Snacks and refreshments will
For more information, call Charlie Anyan at 345-
Quilter's show set
CLEARWATER The Quilter's Crossing Quilt
Guild of Palm Harbor will present its 13th biennial
quilt show, "Quilting Under the Palms," on Friday
and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at
Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Palms
There will be 200 traditional and contemporary
quilts on display. There also will be a small quilt
auction, a boutique, "Couture, Decor and More" ex-
hibit, vendors, door prizes, demonstrations, and raf-
fle basket. One basket includes a Featherweight
sewing machine in it. Athena House Tampa Cross-
roads, a residence for female homeless military vet-
erans, will receive all the proceeds from the sale of
the tickets of the charity quilt. Tickets may be pur-
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Free parking is available, and large groups and
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Second Time Arounders
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ST. PETERSBURG The Original Second Time
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Chili Cook-off Saturday, Feb. 2, at Ferg's Sports Bar
and Grill, 1320 Central Ave.
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Marine & Farmers market begins
LARGO Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing &
Interactive Museum will host a monthly Marine &
Farmers Open Air Market starting Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to
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plants, fruits, and vegetables and more.
Indulge in an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast
for $5 at 9 a.m. Proceeds go to the nonprofit founda-
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A Guy Harvey movie will play at 10 a.m. in the
Guy Harvey Outpost Auditorium. Children can
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amputees to tour museum
LARGO A Step Ahead for Amputees, a support
and activity group for amputees and those facing
limb-loss, will tour the Armed Forces History Muse-
um, 2050 34th Way N. in Largo, on Saturday, Jan.
26, beginning at 10 a.m.
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sored by Edward White Hospital. The cost is $5 per
person; any additional donations are welcomed. At-
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benefit arts programs in the greater Clearwater
area. The event will feature local classic and alterna-
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which also will include acrobats, dancers, an artsy
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sailors from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis
(CVN 74) recently conducted operations in the Asia-
Pacific region with sailors from the USS George
Washington (CVN 73).
Myers is the daughter of Penny Myers of Semi-
nole. She is a 2008 graduate of Central Dauphin
High School of Harrisburg, Pa. and joined the Navy
in April 2012.
SEMINOLE Air Force Air-
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Lackland Air Force Base, San
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PINELLAS PARK Navy Fireman Victoria Perez,
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crewmembers, family and friends, recently attended
the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise
Perez is a 2007 graduate of Pinellas Park High
Enterprise, the world's first nuclear powered air-
craft carrier, recently completed its 25th and final
deployment and returned to its homeport of Naval
Station Norfolk for a scheduled inactivation, held
prior to the ship's terminal offload program and
ST. PETE BEACH Air Force Airman 1st Class
Asia Warren recently graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio,
Warren is the daughter of Troy Warren III of Pal-
metto, and granddaughter of Jeanne Warren of St.
Pete Beach. She is a 2009 graduate of Palmetto
TARPON SPRINGS Air Force Reserve Airman
1st Class Brelin T. Hoffman recently graduated from
basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
Hoffman is the daughter of Christine Hoffman of
Tarpon Springs. She is a 2007 graduate of East
Lake High School.
PALM HARBOR Air Force Airman Adrian Holton
recently graduated from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Holton is the son of Adrian Holton and Paula
Holton, both of Palm Harbor. He is a 2002 graduate
of Tarpon Springs High School. He earned a mas-
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PALM HARBOR Air Force Airman 1st Class
Michael Kollen recently graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
Kollen is the son of Kathleen and Michael
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Palm Harbor High School. He earned an associ-
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LARGO Marine Corps Pvt. Jessica Teal,
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graduating from recruit training at Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
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also is the granddaughter of Lajuan Teal of
Largo. She is a 2012 graduate of Vivian Gaither
High School of Tampa.
PALM HARBOR Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Timothy Wright has graduated from the U.S.
Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear
Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.
Wright is the son of Les and Mary Wright of
Palm Harbor. He is a 2003 graduate of Palm
Harbor University High School. He earned a
master's degree in 2008 from the University of
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ST. PETERSBURG Army Sgt. Kauc Pinto
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TARPON SPRINGS Air Force Airman Selena
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Actors Networking Group meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at
1653 Monterey Drive, Clearwater. Reservations required. Call 581
American Legion Post 7 plays bingo on Thursdays at noon. Cef
Alteri serves dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Satur
days, 5 to 8 p.m., at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Music for dancing
is offered Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. Call 447-9204.
American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira
Beach, hosts a fish and fry on Fridays. Call 391-3670.
American Legion Post 119 hosts dances featuring music from
the '50s second and fourth Wednesdays, at the Post, 130 First Ave.
SW., Largo. Call 585-1225.
American Legion Post 104 serves dinner Fridays, 5 to 7:30 p.m.,
at the post, 7550 60th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 544-5137.
Ballroom Dances and Instruction, meets Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m.,
at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th
Ave.; and Thursdays, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., at City Hall Auditorium,
120 108th Ave. Cost is $5 a session. Call John Tebo at 410-0251.
Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Clearwater chapter, meets
fourth Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew
St., Clearwater. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Largo chapter, meets second
Wednesday, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m., at St. Petersburg College EpiCenter,
corporate training room, 13805 58th St. N., Largo, An iPad SIG
meets at 6:15 p.m., followed by the main meeting. Email presi
Bay Bouquet Garden Club, meets the third Wednesday Septem
ber to May, 11 a.m., at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call
Begin With Me AFG, meets Sundays, 7:30 p.m., followed by a
regular meeting at 8 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Palms,
2250 Nebraska Ave., Second Floor, Room 10, Palm Harbor. Call
British Floridian Club, meets the first Saturday of the month at
VFW Post 10174, 10997 72nd Ave., Seminole. All people of British
heritage are invited. Call Vera at 394-2767 or Dorinda at 578-5471
Bay Area Button Society, meets the fourth Saturday of each
month at 1 p.m. at the Safety Harbor library meeting room, 101
Second St. N. The society meets the fourth Monday of each month
at 9 a.m. at the Pinellas Park Library meeting room, 7750 52nd St.
Central Pinellas Republican Club, meets second Thursdays,
11:30 a.m., at Super Buffet, Seminole Mall (Park Boulevard and
113th Street). Luncheon meeting features speakers and timely polit
ical topics. Call Karen Donovan at 687 1318.
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperac-
tivity Disorder, meets first Tuesdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m., at Bay Pines
VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Building 20, in the med
ical auditorium. Visit www.chaddonline.org/chapters/chadd
The Clearwater GFWC Community Woman's Club, meets third
Tuesday, September to May, 10 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library,
100 N. Osceola St. Call 394-2229.
Church of the Isles Golf Group, meets Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m., at
the Pinecrest Golf Course, 1200 Eighth Ave. SW. Call 595-1038.
Clearwater Civitan Club, meets first and third Tuesdays, 6:30
p.m., at the Heritage United Methodist Church, Adult Education
Building, Room B-12, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. Call 584
Daughters of Italy Lodge #2825, meets last Thursday of each
month, 6 p.m., at the Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher
Road, Dunedin. Open to Italian and non-Italian women 18 years
and older. Call Vincenza DiLiberti at 447-6890, 455-1521 or visit
Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas, meets fourth
Monday, 11:30 a.m., at Golden Corral Buffet in Largo, 10050 Ul
merton Road. Call Mary Freeman at 581-4630 for more information.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11, hosts a pancake
breakfast first Saturdays, 8 to 11 a.m., at 219 South Betty Lane,
Clearwater, for $3 ($1.50 children 8 and younger). Call 631-0185.
Dunedin Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin, meets second
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for lunch, a speaker and cards.
For location, call Barbara Howell at 734-0733.
Dunedin American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., hosts
bingo every Tuesday and Friday. Early bird gathering is at 12:15
p.m. Regular bingo begins at 1 p.m. Lunch is also available. Every
Sunday the club serves breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for only $5.
The Dunedin-Palm Harbor VFW Post 2550 hosts a fish/shrimp
fry every Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 360 Douglas Ave. The post
sponsors bingo Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Bingo starts at noon. Lunch is available. Call 733-6107.
The Dunedin Youth Guild meets the third Tuesday of the month,
6 p.m. for dinner, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1620 Pinehurst Road.
Call 734 0394.
Florida West Coast Woodturners, meets first Thursdays, 7 p.m.,
in the meeting hall across from St. Paul's United Methodist Church,
1520 Rosery Road E., Largo. Visit www.FWCWT.org.
Florida Writers Association, meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., at
the West Community Branch Library, 6700 Eighth Ave. N., St. Pe
tersburg. Call 321-6783.
French Connection meets the fourth Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at
Le Bouchon Bistro, 796 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Call
Forgotten Korean Vets, meets second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at
the American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call 397
Genealogy Assistance is available on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., at
Dunedin Library, Room 4, 223 Douglas Ave. Call Mary at 733-5383.
German-American Society, meets for a German dance on Satur
days, 7:30 p.m., at 8098 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. Doors open at 7.
Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets fourth Thursdays, 6:30
p.m., at Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. Call 398
Pinellas Seminole Woman's Club meets fourth Thursdays, 11:30
a.m., in Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty
Lane. No meetings from June through August. Call Maggie at 329
Clearwater Community Woman's Club meets third Tuesdays, 10
a.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Call 394
Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society,
meets Mondays, 6:45 p.m., at The Largo Community Center, 440
Alternate Keene Road, Largo. No previous training necessary. Call
Don at 786-1739.
Gulfport Casino Swing Night, offers dance lessons on Wednes
days, 6 to 8 p.m., followed by dancing, 8 to 11 p.m., at 5500 Shore
Blvd. S. $7 admission includes lesson, dance, prize giveaways and
mixers. Smoke-free and open to all ages. Call 893-1070 or visit
www. swingtime. info.
Hearing Loss Association of America, Clearwater chapter,
meets first Tuesdays, 3 p.m., at Morton Plant Hospital Complex,
second floor, Room A, Cheek-Powell Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St.,
Clearwater. Live caption and light refreshments are provided. Ad
mission is free.
Heart of Pinellas Decorative Painters, meets second Saturdays, 10 a.m.
For information go to www.hpdafl.com or e-mail email@example.com. The
club is open to all who have an interest in l' ,..I, 1 with acrylics, watercolor, oil,
and other mediums. It is the local affiliate of the international .1 ,1 .i. ..., So
city of Decorative Painters.
Island Community Theatre, meets second Mondays, 6:30 p.m.,
at Gators Cafd and Saloon, 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island.
The group performs throughout the beach area and welcomes new
members and volunteers for all areas of theater production. Call
Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, hosts a pasta din
ner on Tuesdays, 5 to 8:30 p.m., at 200 McMullen Booth Road. Cost
is $8 members, $10 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and
dancing every other Saturday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $13 mem-
bers, $16 nonmembers. Call 791-8698.
Just Over Youth, for seniors over 50, meets Thursdays, 10
a.m., at the Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N.,
Pinellas Park. Program varies each week from Bible study, pitch-in
dinner, community out-visit and spiritual enrichment. Call Sandra
Turner at 526-3674.
Kinship Groups, hosted by Kinship Care- Family Resources,
meets third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Family Resources Shel
ter, 1615 Union St., Clearwater; second and fourth Thursdays, 6 to
7:30 p.m., at Family Resources Shelter, 3821 Fifth Ave. N., St. Pe
tersburg; and fourth Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Largo Library,
120 Central Park Drive, Largo. The group supports grandparents
raising grandchildren. Free. Call 550-4250.
Countryside Clearwater meets Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., at Eve's
Family Restaurant, 3150 State Road 584, Oldsmar.
Dunedin meets Thursday, 7:30 a.m., at Meeting Room 1, at
Mease-Morton Plant Hospital in Dunedin.
Greater Clearwater meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Golden
Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave.
Gulf Beaches meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., in the training room
upstairs at the Madeira Beach Publix, at 662 150th Ave.
Holiday meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at Four Seasons Restau
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Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets the first, third, fourth and fifth Fri
days, 7:30 a.m., Royal Palms of Largo, 200 Lake Ave. NE. and noon
on the second Fridays.
Midtown meets Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht
Club, 11 Central Ave.
Palm Harbor meets first and third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.,
Dockside Sports Bar & Grille, 37611 U.S. Highway 19.
Pinellas Park meets Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., at Park Station,
5851 Park Blvd.
Safety Harbor meets the first, third and fifth Wednesdays, 7:30
a.m., at Paradise Restaurant, 443 Main St.
Seminole meets Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at Freedom Square Town
Hall. Call 394-2582.
Seminole Breakfast meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at Seminole
Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call 319-8343
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springtime City meets Thursdays, 6 p.m, Clearwater Country
Club, 525 N. Betty Lane.
St. Petersburg meets Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m., at The Orange Blos
som, 220 Fourth St. N.
Sunshine City meets Friday, 12:15 p.m., at Piccadilly, 1900
34th St. N.
Key Club meets Fridays, 12:30 p.m., at Largo High School,
Korean War Veterans Associations:
Sunshine State Chapter meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., at
American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd. Call Peter Palmer at
La Leche League International, meets third Wednesdays, 7
p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd Nursery, 639 Edgewater
Drive, Dunedin. All breastfeeding mothers welcome. Email
Largo Founding Group, meets Mondays at 8:30 a.m., at Acropol
Family Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road, Call Nancy Giles at 776
Largo Historical Society, meets second Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at
the Historic Largo Feed Store, Largo, Central Park Drive. The club
has a potluck dinner and speakers discuss historical topics. Any
body interested in the history of Largo and the surrounding area is
invited. Guests are asked to bring a main dish, vegetable and
dessert to share, plus their own place setting. Call Marilyn at 581
Largo Woman's Club, meets the first Tuesday of the month,
11:30 a.m., at Royal Palms, Palms of Largo. Call Gloria Helms at
Clearwater noon meets the first and third Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m.
Clearwater evening meets the first and third Thursdays, 6:30
p.m., Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave. Call 216
Largo meets on the first and third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at
Thirsty Marlin, 351 West Bay Drive. Call 586-4344.
Largo Republican Club, meets third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfano's
Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road, Belleair. Registration
starts at 5:30. The evening includes dinner and an informative
meeting with various speakers of interest to the community. Cost is
$18 for dinner, tax and tip. To RSVP call 687-1318.
Largo-Seminole Community Chorus, meets Mondays, 7 to 9
p.m., at Imperial Palms East Clubhouse, Largo. No audition is nec
essary; the group sings upbeat Broadway tunes, standards, inspira
tional and seasonal music. Call Melanie McWilliams at 393-4843.
Madeira Beach Seniors Club, meets first Mondays, 1 p.m., at the
Madeira Beach City Hall Auditorium. Meetings feature a guest en
tertainer or speaker and refreshments are served. The club also pro
vides opportunities for seniors to travel as a group to various events
and places at reduced rates. Seniors aged 50 and over are invited.
Magic Keys Organ Club, meets third Saturdays, 1 p.m., Novem
ber through April, at Bickley Park, 5640 Seminole Blvd. This social
group gathers to listen to an organ program followed by coffee,
cookies and social chatter. Call Jim at 398-3918.
Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment, meets
second Mondays, 7 p.m., at 1056 Jasper St., Largo. Call 392-2329.
Masonic Lodge 291, Gulf Beaches, meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.,
at 14020 Marguerite Drive, Madeira Beach. A breakfast is served to
the public first Sundays, 9 to 11 a.m. Call 391-8073, visit
www.gulfbeachlodge.org or email '.- !. i i -, c- ..111.. .. i.-iL. .iL -
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, meets sec
ond Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., November through April, at Piccadilly
Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. Joy Katcen Guthrey performs at Febru
ary meeting. Call Wendy Risk at 572-9854.
Minnesota Club, meets the first Wednesday of the month, Octo
ber through April, at different restaurants. Call Marquetta Origer at
The Moms Club of Largo meets monthly at the Largo Library
and has weekly play groups. Visit MOMSClubofLargo@yahoo.com or
Mothers and More of Largo/Seminole, meets last Mondays, 7
p.m., at Seminole Community Library, Room A, 9200 113th St. N.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association,
Clearwater Chapter 259, meets for refreshments and socializing
first Wednesdays (except July and August), 1 p.m., at the Clearwa
ter East Library, 2251 Drew St. Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Blue
Cross/Blue Shield Rep will cover FEHBP changes. Call 599-2031.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees Largo-
Seminole Chapter 845 meets monthly September through June, at
Roskamp Auditorium, Freedom Square on the first Tuesday of the
month. Parking is available in the Seminole Mall Parking Lot. Lunch
is $8. It is not necessary to order lunch. However, you must call
Freedom Square 398-0244 by Monday to make a reservation either
way. The auditorium opens at 11:00 a.m. and the meeting starts at
11:15 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. All active and retired federal
employees are invited to attend. Call Susan Tanner at 397-8232.
Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay, meets monthly on different
days at various locations. Call Arlyne Popick at 345-5558 or e-mail
New Neighbors, meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Kissin Cuzzins
Restaurant, 28910 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. This is a woman's group
for meeting new friends, social activities and informative programs.
Cost is $4.50 and includes dessert, beverage and program. Call
Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin, meets second Thursdays,
11:30 a.m., at the Dunedin Golf Club. For information on the next
meeting, call Barbara Howell at 734-0733.
North Pinellas County Democratic Club, meets second Wednes
days, 7 p.m., at the Clearwater Countryside Library. Call Joyce at
Overeaters Anonymous, meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at Friendship
United Methodist Church, 2039 East Druid Road, Clearwater; and
Thursday, 7 p.m., at Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian
Rocks Road, Largo. Call 800-544-6353.
Palm Harbor Men's Barbershop Chorus, meets Mondays, 6:45
p.m., at the Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St. The
60 man chorus seeks tenors, leads, baritones and basses. Call 773
Palm Harbor Newcomers Alumnae and Friends Club, meets
first Thursdays, 11 a.m., at East Lake Woodlands Country Club,
300 East Lake Fairway, Oldsmar. For reservations, call Pat at 786
Parkinson's Support Group, meets third Tuesdays, noon, at Cy
press Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE, Largo. Roni Hellwig, a registered
nurse, acts as facilitator. A light lunch is served. To RSVP, call 437
Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, meets third Mon
days, every other month, 1 to 3 p.m., at Panera's in Bardmoor
Shopping Center at the intersection of Starkey and Bryan Dairy
roads. Coffee, tea and lunch will be available for purchase. Call Pa
tricia Albrecht at 578-5526.
Peoples Spiritualist Church Healing and Peace Meditation,
meets Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., at Peoples Spiritualist Church, 1011
Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Program includes discussion, healing,
peace meditation and chakra balancing. Email
Pet loss support group, meets second Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30
p.m., at Pinellas Animal Foundation, 10825 Seminole Blvd., Build
ing A, Unit 3, Seminole. Call 347-PETS.
PINAWOR writers group, meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at
the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keen Road. Members read
their work and receive helpful critiquing from the other writers. Go
Pinellas Genealogy Society, family history workshops, meets the
third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., Largo Library, Jenkins
Room. All visitors welcome. Phone 586-7410, or go to
Pinellas Homeschool LEGO Club, meets second and fourth Fri
days, 2:30 p.m., at Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas
Pinellas Opera League, meets first Wednesdays, October through
June, 11 a.m., at the Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd.,
Dunedin. Cost for luncheon and performance is $20. For reserve
tions, call Nancy at 738-4007.
Pinellas Parent Educators Association, meets first Tuesdays, 7
to 9 p.m., at Suncoast Community Church, 12855 110th Ave. N.,
Largo; and second Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at Glad Tidings Church,
4200 17th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Email
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra, rehearses on Mondays, 7:30
p.m., September through March, at the Pinellas Park Performing
Arts Center. Concerts are held first Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Call 415
Pinellas Park Photography Society, meets first Mondays, 7
p.m., at the Train Station, 5851A Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Call
Steve Daniels at 391-3134.
Pinellas Park Rug Hooking Group, meets Mondays, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., at Clark Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Email
Pinellas Weaver's Guild, meets third Saturdays from September
to May, 10 a.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo, FL
Polish American Society, meets Sundays from September to
May, at 1343 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg 2:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner 3 to
4 p.m. and dancing 4 to 5 p.m. Members pay $5 and guests $7. Call
Beverly at 526-6835 or Randy at 525-8255.
Promenade Squares, meets for square dancing on Thursdays at
the Pinellas Park Senior Citizens Center, 7625 59th St. N. Lessons
are from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., pre-rounds are from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.
and the dance is from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. Call 799-3068.
Recovery Inc., a support group for anxiety and depression,
meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N.
Highland Ave., Clearwater. Call 525-1749.
Redington Beach Garden Club, meets monthly at various loca
tions. Call Zoe Roseman at 515-6804.
Rhode Island Club, meets monthly, October to April, on different
dates at different locations. Call Art Hebert at 595-6834 or Carol
Barney at 596-8284.
Belleair meets Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., at the Belleair Country
Club, One Country Club Lane. Visit www.belleairrotary.org.
Clearwater meets Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., at the Belleair
Country Club, One Country Club Lane. Visit www.clearwaterro
Clearwater Beach meets Thursdasy, 12:15 p.m., at Shephard's
Beach Resort, 601-619 S. Gulview Blvd. Visit www.clearwater
Clearwater East meets Friday, noon, at the Episcopal Church of
the Good Samaritan, 2165 N.E. Coahman Road. Visit www.clearwa
Clearwater at Feathersound, Kingfish Grill & Tap House, 3580
Ulmerton Road. Visit www.clearwaterfeathersoundrotary.org.
Dunedin, meets Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., at the Episcopal Church
of Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive. Visit www.dunedinr
Dunedin North meets Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., at the Dunedin
Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. Visit www.dunedinnorthrotary.org.
Dunedin Waterside meets Wednesday, 6:30 a.m., at Sea Sea
Rider's, 221 Main St. Visit www.dunedinwaterside.com.
Indian Rocks Beach, meets Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m., at Holiday
Inn Harborside. Visit www.indian-rocks-rotary.org.
Oldsmar/East Lake, Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., Daddy's Grill, 3682
Tampa Road. Visit www.eastlakerotary.org.
Palm Harbor, Wednesdays, Carrabba's Italian Grill, 33983 U.S.
Pinellas Park, meets Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., at Banquet Mas
ters, 8100 Park Blvd. Visit www.rotarypinellaspark.org.
Seminole, meets Wednesdays, noon, in the Seminole Lake
Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Visit www.seminolerotary.org.
Seminole Lake, meets Fridays, 7:15 a.m., at Banquet Masters,
8100 Park Blvd. Call Gene Stern at 578-4000, ext. 142.
Tarpon Springs, meets Thursday, 12:15 p.m., Tarpon Springs
Yacht Club, 350 N. Spring Blvd. Vist www.tarponrotary.org.
Rutgers Club of Tampa Bay, meets first Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.,
at King Buffet, 7610 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. Call 344 1944.
Sabal Palms Nursing Center's Arthritis Support Group, meets
fourth Tuesdays, noon, at Cypress Palms Auditorium, 400 Lake
Ave. NE, Largo. Refreshments are served. To R.S.V.P., call 437
St. Anthony's Knitters, meets first and third Saturdays, 10 a.m.
to noon, in the cafeteria on the ground floor of St. Anthony's Hospi
tal, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. New and experienced knit
ters welcome. Email email@example.com.
St. Petersburg Accordion Association, meets third Wednesdays,
5:30 to 9:30 p.m., at American Legion Post 305, 6999 Gulf Blvd., St.
Pete Beach. Email Bill Carrozza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Petersburg China Painters Guild, meets second Thursdays,
September through May, 9 a.m., at the Pinellas Park Art Society,
5851A Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Email Laurie Farthing at
St. Petersburg Watch, Clock and Collectibles Club, meets sec
ond Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Disabled Ameri
can Veterans, 4801 37th St. N. Call 327-1200.
St. Petersburg Preservation leads a walking tour of historic
downtown St. Petersburg on first Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.,
November through April, starting at Williams Park, Fourth Street N,
at First Avenue. Call 824-7802.
St. Petersburg Republican Club, meets second Wednesdays, 7
p.m., at the Piccadilly Restaurant, 1900 34th St. N. Local civic lead
ers present topics of current interest to all citizens. Call 526-2492.
St. Petersburg Writers Club, meets first and third Thursdays,
6:30 p.m., in Room 121 of the West St. Petersburg Community Li
brary, on the corner of Eighth Avenue North and 67th Street North,
St. Petersburg. All writers and would-be writers are invited. Call
Martha Dupes at 736-3355 or Pat First at 397-8833.
Safety Harbor American Legion Post 238, meets second and
fourth Tuesdays, 8 p.m. The ladies' auxiliary meets first Tuesdays, 7
p.m., at 900 Main St., Safety Harbor.
Safety Harbor Bonsai Club, meets third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the
Rigsby Recreation Center.
Safety Harbor Garden Club, meets third Wednesdays, refresh
ments at 9:30 and meeting at 10 a.m., at the Safety Harbor Library,
101 Second St. N. Call Sandy Huff at 725-1015.
Safety Harbor Lions Club, meets second and fourth Mondays,
6:30 p.m., at Sunset Point Family Restaurant, 2328 Sunset Point
SCORE Chapter 115 of Pinellas, an all volunteer organization
offering free counseling to small businesses, meets third Wednes
days, 9:30 a.m., at Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce,
1130 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The chapter's focus is helping peo
ple develop and grow their business. Call 532-6800 or e-mail
Scottish American Society of Dunedin, meets second Tues
days, 7:30 p.m., at 917 Louden St., Dunedin. The society also hosts
Ceileidh dancing Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m., at the hall. Cost is $3 for
members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 586-4188.
Seminole Area Business Builders, meets Wednesdays, 11:45
a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd., Seminole.
Seminole Christian Hope Team meets Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at
the St. Petersburg Elks Lodge, 2675 66th N. St. Petersburg. Call
Dave at 458-6890.
Seminole Civitan Club, meets first and third Thursdays, 6 p.m.
for fellowship and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the meeting, at the Seminole
Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The club's focus is on help
ing people with mental and developmental difficulties in our com-
munity. It is a member club of Civitan International. Call Steve
Steenberge at 391-4400 or e-mail email@example.com.
Seminole Networking Group, meets Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m., at
the Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd., Call David Doerges at
Seminole SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. to 7:30
p.m., Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole.
Senior Citizens, meet to play double pinochle and canasta on
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Joffrey's Cafe, Clearwater
Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave.
Senior Singles Friendship Club, meets Mondays at 4:30 p.m.,
order food at 5 p.m. Call 548-9181 or 391-3497 for locations.
Silver and Gold Friends Network, meets daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. For adults and sen
iors in need of a friend or new to the area, the network offers an in
production to the center's programs. Call Eileen at 518-3131.
Single Seniors, meets the second Monday of the month, 1:30
p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. Call 515
4111, 392-2438 or 736-4623.
Singles Dance by DJ Mike is offered Saturdays, 8 p.m. to mid
night, at the Jasmine Park Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd., Clearwater.
Society for Creative Anachronism, Barony of Marcaster, meets
second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120
Central Park Drive. Email Earl Thomas the Incomplete at income
Society for Creative Anachronism, meets Saturdays, noon, at
Largo Central Park Drive. Email Earl Thomas the Incomplete at in
Society of Mayflower Descendants William Bradford Colony,
meets first Saturdays, November, January, March and May, 11:30
a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Call Laura Brock at 823-9258.
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Beacon, January 24, 2013
Various sizes of trout remain area anglers' top target
A brief cool down last weekend shouldn't have had much effect on
our inshore fishing.
If anything it might help out a
bit. The trout fishing has been Fish
good countywide. Fish Tales
There are lots of big trout in the .- .' I
northern region around the spoil I ','-' -"
islands, and there are plenty of
gator-sized trout to be caught
down south as well, in and among the many potholes of Fort De
Our water temperature was right around 65 degrees before this
last front came through. If it were to drop a few degrees it probably
would bunch the trout up even better.
Whether your fishing up north or down south the tide is crucial
when targeting the big trout. In the northern county the spoil is-
lands north of Dunedin Causeway are no secret this time of year, a
scene often made obvious by the barrage of boats anchored around
It's true that these islands hold good fish and most often the best
bite occurs just after the tide starts to come in. We'll usually start
out bouncing soft-plastic jigs until we locate the fish and then
switch to a live free-lined live select shrimp. If fighting the crowds
isn't your idea of a good time then move around a bit. All the spoil
islands hold trout to some capacity as well as the miles of grass flats
that line the eastern shoreline in this part of the region.
In the southern part of the region the big trout tend to bunch up
around deep potholes. Low tides are the key and wade fishing is
often your best approach. These deep holes can actually be located
at home on your computer, or on the go, via your smart phone.
Satellite imagery websites can clearly show the angler the lay of the
land and these deep holes are easy to spot. Again soft-plastic jigs are
the lure of choice and a free-lined shrimp is seldom refused.
Silver trout remain abundant off area beaches and with an easter-
ly wind this week fishing for them should be good. Unless you've
been fishing for them recently and have a rough idea we're they've
been holding, plan on spending some time either fan casting as you
probe the waters for a school or driving around while looking at your
bottom machine. Once you find them it's not uncommon to pick up
a fish every cast. Good places to start looking would be Indian
Shores all the way south past Redington Pier. This stretch seems to
attract the silver trout year after year.
Until next week get bent!
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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.
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SEMINOLE Former Keswick Christian shooting
guard Tanner Wozniak has verbally committed to
play at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
Wozniak, a 6-foot, 5-inch sophomore, is current-
ly playing at Jones County (Miss.) Junior College
after playing one year at Florida International Uni-
versity under Isiah Thomas, before Thomas was
Wozniak is currently averaging 10.6 points per
game and is shooting 49.1 percent on 3-pointers. In
NJCAA Division I basketball, Wozniak's three-point
percentage is seventh in the nation among players
averaging over 4.5 three-point attempts per game.
Out of high school, Wozniak was recruited by
Auburn, Baylor, Belmont, N.C State, South Florida,
UNLV and Central Florida, among others. He cur-
rently has two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.
tickets on sale
ST. PETERSBURG Single-game tickets to
Tampa Bay Rays spring training games are now on
sale at www.raysbaseball.com.
Single-game tickets range in price from $10 to
The Rays begin their fifth spring training season
at Charlotte Sports Park in Charlotte County on
Saturday, Feb. 23 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at
The first workout day for pitchers is Wednesday,
Feb. 13. The first full-squad workout is Sunday,
Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 888-
FAN-RAYS or 800-745-3000.
Tickets are also available at the Tropicana Field
box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
The Rays open the regular season at home on
Tuesday April 2, 3:10 p.m., against the Baltimore
Blue Jays open
spring slate Feb. 24
DUNEDIN The Toronto Blue Jays' spring train-
ing schedule will consist of 16 home games, high-
lighted by a visit by the American League champi-
on Detroit Tigers and contests versus all AL East
Division rivals, including two visits by the New
York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
The 2013 action begins in Dunedin on Sunday,
Feb. 24, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium against
the Baltimore Orioles. All games begin at 1:05 p.m.
To place ticket orders, please call toll free at 1-
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www.bluejays.com, or www.dunedinbluejays.com.
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Sunday, Feb 24, Baltimore Orioles; Monday
Feb. 25, Boston Red Sox, (split squad); Tuesday
Feb. 26, Minnesota Twins; Wednesday Feb. 27,
Houston Astros; Friday, March 1 Tampa Bay
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Tuesday, March 5, Baltimore Orioles; Saturday,
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SEMINOLE Results of the Tides Women's Golf
Association Mystery 9 event Jan. 15 at The Tides
A Flight Marie Costello 33, Jeannie Pichee 35,
Carol Johnson 35.5, and Karen Galinowski 36.5.
B Flight Diana Ruffer 36, Cassie Wilson 38.5,
Judy McNamee 39.5, and Shirley Taylor 40.
C Flight Jessica McCarty 36, Dolores DenOtter
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Youth hoops league
SEMINOLE Registration is under way at the
Seminole Recreation Center for the city's annual
youth basketball league.
Boys and girls born from 1998 to 2003 are eligi-
ble to participate. The fee is $80 for recreation
members and $120 for nonmembers.
The season runs from February through May.
A non-competitive instructional basketball pro-
gram for children born in 2004 or 2005 is also
available. The fee is $40 for members and $120 for
The basketball program also needs volunteer
basketball coaches. Coaches are required to have
past playing experience and/or a working knowl-
edge of the sport of basketball. All coaches will
complete a volunteer coach's application and re-
ceive a background screening.
The city is also looking for team sponsors. Spon-
sorships are tax deductible.
For more information, call Keith Tickner at 397-
MADEIRA BEACH The Madeira Beach Recre-
ation Department plans registration Saturday, Jan.
26, 10 a.m. to noon, for its T-ball league.
Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4-7 at
the Recreation Center, 200 Rex Place.
The fee, which includes a jersey and hat, is $70
for city residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Coaches and sponsors are also needed for the
For further information, call Colin Shaw at 392-
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PALM HARBOR The Tampa Bay Championship
is in need of volunteers for the upcoming PGA Tour
event March 11-17 on the Copperhead Course at In-
The volunteer agreement includes apparel, tour-
nament admission when not volunteering, discount-
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funds for Tampa Bay area charities.
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Early registration is $20 through March 1. Regis-
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real estate statistics
The Pinellas Realtor Organization recently re-
leased its Pinellas County real estate statistics for
According to the report, single-family active list-
ings are down 27.19 percent from December of
2011, but the average sales price for single-family
active listings is up 15.72 percent. Active condo list-
ings are down 20.02 percent from December 2011,
but the average sales price for active condo listings
is up 8.7 percent. The slight decrease in total prop-
erty sales and active listings from November to De-
cember may be attributed to the busy holiday
The report said that the strongest supply of in-
ventory continues to be condos. Currently, there is
an 8.3-month supply of condo inventory. Residen-
tial properties are at a 4.5-month supply and single-
family homes are the weakest link with a 3.8-month
supply of inventory.
According to the report, the lack of inventory, low
interest rates and slowly rising prices are set to cre-
ate the perfect storm.
"Certainly, there are other factors involved that
will either help or hinder the real estate market and
one such factor is the unemployment rate," the re-
port states. "When consumers begin to feel more
confident in the stability of their income they will
become more apt to buy."
Foundation to host seminars
The Community Service Foundation will host a
free, two-part household budgeting seminar on
Thursday, Feb. 21 and 28, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pinellas
County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road,
The seminar is designed for people who want to
live better on less or who want to save to buy a
The foundation also will host a free, two-part first-
time homebuyer seminar on Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and
12, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth
St. N., St. Petersburg.
The seminar is designed to help first-time home-
buyers go through the process of purchasing a
home and qualifying for down payment and closing
For information or to register for a seminar, call
461-0618, ext. 3, or visit www.csfhome.org.
Hartmann & Associates
SEMINOLE Sandy Hartmann and Associates of
Realty Executives Adamo recently was recognized by
the Pinellas Realtor Organization.
The organization recognized Sandy Hartmann
and Associates for outstanding seller sales volume
in the month of December 2012.
SEMINOLE Cliff Roe of Cliff Roe Realty led all
agents and teams in 2012 with 199 transactions in
Pinellas County, according to a press release.
Sandy Hartmann and Associates was recently recognized by the Pinellas Realtors Organization.
Sandy Hartmann and Associates was recently recognized by the Pinellas Realtors Organization.
Cliff averaged 54 days on the market and ob-
tained 96 percent of asking price. This represented
116 percent growth over 2011 despite the down
market. Roe is currently considering agents to join
his team. Call 644-7209, email CliffRoe@Gmail.com
or visit CliffRoe.com.
Sports Bar to host
Tails on Tap
ST. PETERSBURG- The third
annual Tails on Tap event will
take place Saturday, Jan. 26,
noon to 10 p.m., at the Sports
Bar and Grill, 9685 Bay Pines
The event will feature raffles
and prizes, a bake sale, food and
drink specials, a doggie biscuit
bar, pie-throwing contest, tie-
dye creation station and a
bounce house for kids. Atten-
dees may bring a photo of their
pet for a custom sketch by artist
Anna Hamilton for $30.
Live music will include a per-
formance by Screamin' Donkey
from 7 to 10 p.m. Entertainment
also will include performances
by Tommy Carpenter, George
Garcia and The Trust Band.
Proceeds will benefit Pet Pal
Animal Shelter's animal medical
For information, visit www.pet
palanimalshelter.com or thes
in Pinellas County
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Networking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular
basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to at-
tend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending
any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in ad-
The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Jan. 24 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads
Club, 7:30 a.m., RG's Restaurant, 1565 S. Highland Ave., Clearwa-
ter. Call Liz at 424-8995.
Thursday, Jan. 24 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m.,
Mama's Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Bam-
horn at 623-9955.
Thursday, Jan. 24 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, Jan. 24 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m.,
Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reserva-
tions, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet. com.
Thursday, Jan. 24 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30
a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit
Thursday, Jan. 24 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m.
For information and meeting location, call Ron O'Connor at 367-
Thursday, Jan. 24 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Jan. 24 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chap-
ter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo.
Thursday, Jan. 24 Suncoast Free Networking International,
8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas
Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a
gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242.
Thursday, Jan. 24 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m.
For information and meeting location, call Ron O'Connor at 367-
Friday, Jan. 25 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at
639-6690 or visit www.bnireferralmasters.com.
Friday, Jan. 25 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For
information and meeting location, call Ron O'Connor at 367-3737.
Friday, Jan. 25 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas
Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caft, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater.
Friday, Jan. 25 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Execu-
tives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm
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Monday, Jan. 28 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at
Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron O'Connor at
Monday, Jan. 28 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg
Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky P's, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg.
Monday, Jan. 28 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@freenetworkingin
Monday, Jan. 28 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two
Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market,
2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit twocupscon
Tuesday, Jan. 29 BNI Success Alliance, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in the Dubois Center Building, 750
San Salvador, Dunedin. Call Art Dryce at 786-3667 or visit
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Professional Leads Network, First Watch
Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit
Tuesday, Jan. 29 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m.,
at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, comer of Bryan Dairy
and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Business Network International, Winners Cir-
cle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive,
Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter,
7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call
Ron O'Connor at 367-3737.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative
Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Cen-
tral Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 586-
4999 or visit www.cbcnet.biz.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m.
For information and meeting location, call Ron O'Connor at 367-3737.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 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
email@example.com or visit www.freenetworkinginterational.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chap-
ter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucson's Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clear-
water. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-477-3533.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at
Applebee's Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is
free. Call 492-7921.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Business Network International, Financial
Freedom, 7:15 a.m., at Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland
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Wednesday, Jan. 30 Pinellas Executives' Association, 7:30 to
8:30 a.m., at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwa-
ter. Call Donna Perry at 784-6507 or visit www.peafl.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 BNI Business Connections Countryside,
7:30 a.m., at Grillsmith, 2539 Countryside Blvd., Suite 6, Clearwater.
Cost is $11. Call Renee Jones at 813-749-2780, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bnibusinessconnections.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Network Professionals Inc., East Lake
Breakfast Chapter, 7:30 a.m., at Daddy's Grill, 3682 Tampa Road,
Oldsmar. Call Jenny Stone at 776-2829.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Local Business Network Seminole, 7:30
a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call 804-
Wednesday, Jan. 30 BNI Referral Net, 7:30 a.m., The Centre of
Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St.,
Palm Harbor. Visit www.bniwcf.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 BNI Power Team, 7:30 a.m., East Lake
Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Pkwy., Olds-
mar. Visit www.bni.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Network Professionals Inc., Downtown
Clearwater Breakfast Chapter, 7:30 a.m., at the Residence Inn, 940
Court St., Clearwater. Call Kim Anton at 539-7110.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m.
For information and meeting location, call Ron O'Connor at 367-3737.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Free Networking International, Seminole
Christian Hope Team, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palace of the Orient,
10425 Park Blvd., Seminole. Call Dave Harden at 458-6890 or email
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Free Networking International, Oldsmar
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Road, Oldsmar. Call Nova Montgomery at 942-0444 or email
Wednesday, Jan. 30, Professional Leads Network, 11:45 a.m., at
Sage's West Bay Bistro, 883 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call Woody
Brown at 518-1967 or visit www.pro-leads.net.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Professional Leads Network, Foxys Chap-
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Wednesday, Jan. 30 St. Pete Professional Chapter of Ali Lassen's
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Dolphins remind researcher just who holds the key
We got a great lesson the other day about who
runs our dolphin conservation project, and it isn't
me. It's the dolphins.
Dolphin Watch has often said that when we get to
watch dolphins, it is because the dolphins allow us
to watch them. If they don't want a boat hovering in
their vicinity, they can and do ditch that boat with
That they so
often choose not Dolphin
to ditch our re- Watch
search boat, but Ann Weaver
instead allow us
to hover near
them to study
their ways and physical well-being as often as they
do, is a profound privilege that makes it easy to for-
get who holds the key to our database
Therefore, when every so often the dolphins re-
mind us that our study is possible only because
they allow or tolerate our periodic disturbances of
their privacy, it's a rueful reminder of who's running
the show. It puts everything back into perspective.
We were heading north when a half dozen dol-
phins, lined up side by side with no more than a
man's outstretched-arms distance between them,
appeared just on the other side of a small causeway
about half way through the study area we monitor
under federal permit. Capt. John Heidemann pulled
around in a wide U-tum and, as it appeared that
the dolphins were heading under the causeway,
slowly passed under the causeway as well, going
from sunny to shadowy and back to sunny waters
We waited for the dolphins to surface on the other
side of the causeway but they did not. Instead, they
surfaced and milled about in the shadow of the
causeway, a very unusual thing for local dolphins to
As if they finally decided upon their route, they
reformed their neat little parade rank, did a U-tum
and headed north. Our local dolphins often do these
kinds of abrupt U-tums, and it always makes me
wonder what hidden stimulus elicited their hasty
change of direction.
The group was a nursery group comprised of
three mother-calf pairs, all good friends. The calves
are all different ages.
Face's calf Facet was bom in May 2012; this is its
first experience with the chill of winter waters. Bet's
calf Ballou was bom in July of 2011 and triumphed
over a dramatic medical ordeal only to be bit by a
shark (Dolphin Watch's Wrestling with Dinosaurs).
Valiant's calf Vidalia was bom in February 2011 -
the only calf that we know of to be bom in winter -
and has triumphed over a number of medical chal-
lenges (starting with his icy nursery). The latter two
dolphins are recovering from sickly summers, and I
had more than the usual eagerness to collect pic-
tures of them to study in detail back at the lab.
As they swam slowly away from the causeway,
the wattage of the little nursery group waned even
further until they behaved like a school of fish. They
were falling asleep.
Ah, that's perfect for photography!
Sleeping or rather deeply dozing dolphins (for dol-
phins never sleep unconsciously as other mammals
do) are rhythmic and predictable. When they choose
to snooze next to the boat, their tranquil cadence
fills the biggest camera coffers and sends unwary
observers into meditative states. But this group
used another tactic of sleepy dolphins, which was to
swing back and forth under our boat, appearing
first to port, then starboard, port again and so on.
Moreover, they needed a lot of space between them
and us. We could stay in their general vicinity as
long as we stayed 60-80 feet away.
Finally, they snoozed underwater, so we only saw
them every once in a while. None of this was con-
ducive to getting the detailed photographs I prefer
for my dolphin database, but I should have been
more appreciative: They would send an even
stronger reminder of who holds the key to field re-
search later that day.
Data collected, we continued to the northern end
of our study route, did our own U-tum and headed
south, cruising across the same bays we'd covered
going north. In the distance, we saw a little group of
dolphins. One was an unmistakable bright light
gray and missing the top part of her dorsal fin: Bal-
lou. It was the nursery group again.
They turned and headed toward us, lifting their
heads out of the water to look at us. This gesture
also lifted their bright white rounded chins out of
the water, and for a moment, we had the impression
that a quartet of light bulbs was swimming over.
We headed over to them. Then, we spent several
Local bottlenose dolphins often
begin to exhale before their
blowholes have cleared the water,
creating a voluptuous babble of
bubbles just as Bet does in this
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minutes looking in all directions. Huh! The dolphins
had utterly disappeared.
Postscript ... None of this story was meant to
teach boaters how to move around dolphins be-
cause it is illegal to approach them without a re-
search permit. Just as the dolphins reminded me
that it is they who hold the key to our research, I
must remind readers about laws for boating around
marine mammals: Boaters who do not hold a re-
search permit are bound by law to stay 50 yards
away from dolphins and 100 yards away from man-
atees. Nobody is above the law when it comes to
marine mammals, even permit holders.
Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal
permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration. Send her an email at dazzled@tam
pabay.rr.com or visit her website www.dolphinsuper
store.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a strand-
ed dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343
February programs set
CLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society
will sponsor a number of field trips and programs in
The programs are open to anyone who is interest-
ed in learning about Florida's environment. For in-
formation and directions, call or email the
appropriate contact. Following is a list of upcoming
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 1-3 STA-5 Week-
end. This trip is limited to 12 people. Reservations
Now Open in Seminole
New Patients Welcome
are required. Call Paul Trunk at 447-4785.
Monday, Feb. 4 Monthly membership pro-
gram, at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park
Trail Lane, Clearwater. Mix and mingle begins at
6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The pro-
gram will be hummingbird banding. Fred Dietrich
will highlight hummingbird-banding projects on the
ruby-throated and western hummingbirds.
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8 Merritt Island
overnight trip. Attendees will meet at Tri-City Plaza,
on the northwest comer of the intersection of U.S.
19 and East Bay Drive. Call Dale Goebel at 734-
Saturday, Feb. 16 Audubon Explores, 8:30
a.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park
Trail Lane, Clearwater. Call Lynn Sumerson at 596-
Saturday, Feb. 23 Cockroach Bay/EG Sim-
mons Park. Attendees will meet at 7:30 a.m., at Tri-
City Plaza, on the northwest corner of the
intersection of U.S. 19 and East Bay Drive. There is
a park entrance fee. The group will stop for lunch.
Call Lynn Sumerson at 596-8822.
McGough Park names
LARGO The George C. McGough Nature Park
has named its new female red-shouldered hawk
Shay was found with a shattered bone in the tip
of her right wing.
She was brought to a veterinary office in Tarpon
Springs where staff had to amputate a section of her
Due to Shay's injury, she is no longer suited to
live in the wild and has found a permanent home at
McGough Nature Center.
Shay's enclosure and feeding is sponsored by the
Clearwater Audubon Society and she receives free
medical care from the veterinary staff at Busch Gar-
Visitors can see Shay in the center's new bird
show on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
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Lower speed limits
Thanks for the fine article on Largo's pedestrian safety campaign.
The planned measures are excellent, but no mention is made of an in-
expensive and highly effective measure: lower speed limits, especially
on narrow roads where a limit of 30 mph is too high.
Right now a petition is circulating among Largo residents in the
area south of Bonner Park, urgently requesting the City Commission
to lower speed limits in that area, with many narrow roads, few side-
walks, and a great many pedestrians, to 25 mph. The residents who
have signed so far feel very strongly that a limit as high as 30 mph is
unsafe and inappropriate, and they hope that the commission will
consider the merits of their request.
Their request is not addressed by the otherwise excellent speed
studies carried out very thoroughly by Largo police, as these studies
do not examine the appropriateness of 30 mph limits on specific
No engineering studies would be needed as any driver in the area
can see the type of roads.
Studies have shown that 10 percent of pedestrians hit by cars mov-
ing at 20 mph are likely to be fatally injured, but 90 percent of people
hit by cars moving at 40 mph suffer fatal injuries.
Hopefully, the commission will give the merits of this petition care-
A dangerous, lawless Largo
Re: "Watch Your Step," pedestrian safety series, Jan. 3 and Jan. 10.
I just can't believe the excuses as to why it's dangerous and who's
fault it is. The people writing these articles obviously don't walk the
sidewalks and intersections. Why is it so dangerous to cross a street
when there's a big white walk signal? Because of the turn-right-on-
red law. That's right; people are given the right to cruise through a red
light. It was the law to come to a complete stop, look both ways, and
only if it's clear, turn right with caution, but when they admit that, as
long as your doing 12 mph or less and your not putting other people
in danger, it's OK to run that red light.
My wife and I walk mostly on East Bay Drive between U.S. 19 and
Missouri Avenue to Rosary Road. We have been spit at, cussed at,
threatened, and almost ran down. Not only is it the cars on the street,
but it's also the bicycles, scooters, oversized wheelchairs, vines, trees,
bushes, weeds, grass, garbage cans, fences, dogs, kids, drug addicts,
drug dealers, alcoholics, bus stops, and bolts sticking up from the
sidewalk that I tripped over last night, etc. Walking in Largo is ex-
tremely dangerous. I have emailed the Largo mayor, police chief, com-
missioners, public works, code enforcement and everyone else
concerned. So guess what their answer is, excuses as to why they
have a hard time getting up from behind their desk and walk the
streets that they use as a platform to get votes, or how they're under-
manned and this problem is not high enough on their priority pole.
They begged for the job, but only care about their next paycheck.
But, let me get back on the subject of a dangerous, lawless Largo:
Bus stops should be built before the intersection not after. Bus
stops encourage jaywalking, which is almost never enforced. There
should be a lot less stops.
There should be a red light camera at every intersection and en-
force the law or put up some inexpensive "no turn on red" signs. Peo-
ple worry that the camera's are just for money, well, collect all the
money you want, because these intersections are a lot safer for the
Get the cops to enforce the "Yield to U turns" law. That's right, be-
fore you turn right on that red light you have to wait for people to
complete their U turn. This is a dangerous situation for pedestrians.
Another dangerous situation is bikes without lights speeding up
and down the sidewalks. This is another law that's ignored.
This only touches the tip of the iceberg.
Food for thought
Re: Keeping Largo pedestrians safe, Largo Leader, Jan. 10
"City works to educate residents, improve crosswalks and roads to
reduce fatalities." This sounds like a good workable plan. However,
people need to be killed or crippled for life before action is taken on
serious intersections in Largo. I am a new resident in Largo, coming
from several relatives and friends in police work. The intersection
mentioned on the front page on Jan. 10 pulled my heartstrings to
write this letter.
Sometimes the answer is right in front of you but is so simple no
one has discussed this with the traffic department. I would suggest,
with the problem of right turn on red, the signs be placed next to the
red/yellow/green light in the right lane.
Keene Road and East Bay Drive was in question and 99 percent of
the drivers making a right in front of CVS do not stop or let a walker
go by, I know, I have had this experience. Does the Largo police chief
have a say in this matter? Traffic department? Commissioners?
Food for thought.
Now I feel better.
The government answers to the people
In response to a letter against an American citizen to own a
weapon, it must be stated that this was intended to ensure that citi-
zens had weapons to protect themselves against those in and out of
our country who want to take away our inalienable rights. This specif-
ically is meant to protect us from a tyrannical federal government!
The Congress and the President do not have the right to take our
Any changes in the Constitution comes from the people not the gov-
ernment that answers to the people!
Right now this president does not have the support of all the peo-
A warning about domestic violence
Super Bowl Sunday is a few days away. It may be a great day for
football, but it is the worst day of the year for domestic violence.
Congress has failed to renew the Violence Against Women Act.
Shame on them. Please be careful. Remember domestic violence is al-
cohol-fueled. Please be careful.
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Characters we may have known
How many "characters" have you encoun-
tered in your lifetime? I'm not talking about
symbols, or letters of the alphabet. I'm refer-
ring to those men and women who, either by
intent or accident, gain the reputation of
being a "character." Often the full term is "real
character." 'That guy Charlie he's a real
A character is sometimes referred to by
other names. Such as a "real card." Or a "nut
case." Or a "queer fish." Take your pick, but
be ready to define your choice. Tags can be
What makes a character a character? What
makes one person a character to some of his
acquaintances, and a pain in the neck to ev-
eryone else he knows? How many genuine
characters should you expect to meet in a life-
time? If you can't immediately answer those
questions, don't feel bad. We're talking about
a foggy, ill-defined area.
Years ago I knew a character I'll call Henry,
an intense, talkative, sometimes overwhelm-
ing man. He was an artist, sailboat jockey,
gun lover and erstwhile recovered alcoholic.
He carried a pistol in his sock, just in case.
An evening in Henry's presence could leave
you exhausted but thoroughly entertained.
You didn't have to search for conversational
topics Henry took care of that. He was gen-
erally well informed, but he carried with him a
number of ideas that were so far out in left
field you couldn't even see them. He stayed
sober for many years, and helped dozens of
other alcoholics. Then one day he decided to
go back to drinking, which he did, in moder-
ate fashion, until his death. I've never known
another alcoholic who could carry off that
trick without quickly crashing, but Henry did
it. He was a character, at least by my esti-
I could never be a character. I'm too dull. I
have a few quirks (we all do) but I'm conven-
tional in most respects. Characters always
have one or more traits that are out of
bounds in the eyes of "normal" persons.
Sooner or later, a true character will go off
the reservation, sometimes by breaking the
law but usually by just being stubborn, self-
willed or passionate about a cause or a per-
Is Donald Trump a character? He could be,
if he were likeable or amusing. But he's not.
The Donald is a pain. Most characters al-
though irritating at times are not really
painful to be around. They are usually amus-
ing in some fashion, often without trying.
But being funny doesn't automatically
qualify a person to be known as a character.
I'm sitting here thinking of all the professional
comedians we know, and I'm having trouble
identifying any of them as full-fledged charac-
ters. One reason for that: a comedian is a per-
former. He/she is trying to be entertaining,
and that immediately disqualifies him. A true
character doesn't have to try to be one. He's
that way because he can't help it.
Politicians are sometimes characters, or at
least come close to being one. Lyndon John-
son might have deserved the title of "a real
character" because of his quirks and habits, if
only he hadn't been so mean and vengeful. A
character is seldom a frightening person, and
LBJ could (and did) scare the wits out of his
Jack Kennedy was a man of memorable
traits, but I don't think he could be called a
character. Same way with Richard Nixon.
Both men were conniving souls who tried to
shape their reputations for public consump-
tion. But a true character doesn't much care
what the public thinks of him. Teddy Roo-
sevelt lived on the brink of character-dom (if
such a word exists). So did Calvin Coolidge.
The late Senator Everett Dirksen (R-Illinois)
was a character. His florid oratorical style
earned him the nickname "The Wizard of
Ooze." He campaigned hard for the marigold
to be adopted as the national flower. The
Texan Ross Perot, who sort of ran for presi-
dent in 1992, was a full-fledged character,
and it probably cost him his chance at the
White House. Does today's Congress contain
any characters? Probably, but the normal go-
ings-on in the House and Senate are so
bizarre it's hard to tell who's a character and
If you are determined to meet a character,
associate with dogs. The canine world is flush
with pets whose personalities are funny, un-
predictable and borderline crazy. Today I'm
close to two dogs a mini-schnauzer named
Max and a white whippet, Annabelle. Max is a
fanatic in the defense of his home, but he's
not really a character. But Annabelle is. Her
love of life, people and adventure catapult her
outside the lines almost every day. I guess
that's where all characters are most at home:
outside the lines.
Bob Driver is a former columnist and editori-
al page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send
him an email at email@example.com
Arming our schools is not the way
Armed guards patrol the perimeter of a
fenced facility. Vehicles are inspected as they
travel in and out of a checkpoint with more
armed guards and police dogs.
The facility is not a prison or military base.
It's an elementary school. It's a middle
school. It's a high school. It's a college.
Students, teachers and staff pass through
metal detectors at an entrance manned by
more armed guards. Inside even more armed
guards roam the halls, making rounds
through classrooms, bathrooms, offices and
dining rooms. Outside, they patrol play-
grounds, school grounds, gymnasiums and
Will elementary school children and other
students really feel safe in such an environ-
ment? Or will they be traumatized by the
constant reminder that they're in danger?
Who thinks there has to be a better way?
The National Rifle Association and others
say we can keep our children safe using gun-
toting guards at our schools. Maybe my
imagination is working overtime but I can't
help but visualize something closer to a police
But I don't like guns. They make me nerv-
ous. My father's father was killed in a hunt-
ing accident years ago. I never knew him. We
didn't have guns in our house. We didn't
have guns in our schools.
I lived through integration in the early
1970s. I remember too well the tension in the
hallways during those first few months as
black and whites were forced together. There
were threats, fights and rumors of knives, but
no guns. The biggest problems were caused
by outsiders bused in to hold protests in the
park just outside the school grounds. But
they didn't bring guns.
I remember feeling worried, but never real-
ly scared. Most of my teachers did a good job
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of making a place where everyone felt they be-
longed. Attitudes made a huge difference.
I can't imagine going to school in a place
Our kids are hurting.
Violence and killing are
romanticized on TV, in
video games and on news
becoming desensitized to
blood and death.
where armed guards were the norm. I fear
that arming our schools would create a belief
that we can't be safe without protection of
guards. I think the lesson we would commu-
nicate to our children would cause undue
harm. I fear it would lead to more confronta-
tions involving guns as we teach our kids to
associate guns with safety and self-protec-
We have to address the reasons our youth
are turning to violence. We need to better
train our teachers and school counselors in
mental health issues and ask them to look
closer for signs of children and youth who
need help. Instead of ignoring those who don't
quite fit in, the quiet ones, the belligerent
ones, the anti-social kids, they need to stand
up for them, protect them and in turn protect
everyone around them.
Parents have to be more responsible. They
have to pay attention to their kids. They have
to reach out for help if needed. And help must
be available. Parenting isn't taught in schools,
although I think it should be. Parents are re-
sponsible for their children, but society needs
to be responsible for making sure parenting is
an important part of our world.
Our kids are hurting. Violence and killing
are romanticized on TV, in video games and
on news broadcasts. They're becoming desen-
sitized to blood and death. No one is teaching
them the difference between pretend and real-
ity. No one is teaching them that violence is
not the answer.
While arming schools might indeed prevent
future tragedies, it won't do away with the
reasons our youth are choosing such drastic
Why do they do what they do? Where do
the ideas come from? How do they learn to
shoot and kill? How do they get access to the
weapons? What would make a kid choose to
shoot down teachers, fellow classmates or in
the more recent case, innocent elementary
Until we find those answers, we can't pre-
vent other tragedies. We can arm our schools
and meet violence with violence. But is that
the means to an end or just a way to perpetu-
We must come together and find a better
way to deal with this problem and keep guns
out of our school. Our kids are depending on
I'm not anti-guns. They have their purposes
and Americans certainly have the legal rights
to own them. But, do guns really create a
safer environment? I think not.
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Tobacco-free Coalition to meet
ST. PETERSBURG The Tobacco-free Coalition of Pinellas County
will meet Monday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m., in the first floor community room at
West Community Library, 750 66th St. N.
The Pinellas County Tobacco-free Coalition is a membership group
of local youth and adults, dedicated to ending tobacco use and creat-
ing a tobacco-free environment for citizens. The group is made up of
local residents who have a strong commitment to reducing tobacco
consumption and public exposure to deadly second hand smoke; and
who are dedicated to improving public health.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 824-6900, ext.
Mease to host heart health fairs
CLEARWATER Morton Plant Mease will present two heart health
fairs to recognize Heart Health Awareness Month in February.
The community is invited to attend the fair to learn more about
heart disease and take action to achieve and maintain cardiovascular
health. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is
the leading cause of death for Americans, claiming 865,000 lives a
year. Morton Plant Mease cardiologists will speak on heart health and
various health screenings will be offered on the following dates:
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to noon, at Morton Plant North Bay
Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center, 6600 Madison
St., New Port Richey. The fair will include complimentary sleep, blood
pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. Registration is required
for glucose and cholesterol screenings only. From 10 to 11 a.m., cardi-
ologist Christos Pitarys, M.D., will speak about hypertension and
stroke prevention and how to live heart healthy. Other information for
sleep disorders, wellness and the latest treatments in heart and vascu-
lar health also will be available. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Aging Well Center
at The Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. The fair will in-
clude complimentary stroke, blood pressure and sleep screenings. Dis-
counted glucose and cholesterol screenings will be available. A $10
prepayment fee is required for glucose and cholesterol screening and
registration is required. From noon to 1 p.m., cardiologist Wayne
Cheng, M.D., will discuss causes and prevention of heart disease and
fatigue related to heart disease. A free heart healthy lunch will be pro-
Space for the health fairs and screenings is limited. For information,
or reservations, call 953-6877 or visit www.BayCareEvents.org.
Physicians to present heart health seminars
CLEARWATER In recognition of the importance of Heart Health
Awareness Month in February, Morton Plant Mease will host several
community health seminars to help raise awareness and provide infor-
mation about heart disease.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the
leading cause of death for Americans, claiming 865,000 lives a year.
Morton Plant Mease physicians will discuss heart health topics includ-
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tection for heart attacks.
Community health seminars dates and locations are as follows:
Atrial Fibrillation: Causes and Treatments Tuesday, Feb. 5,
noon, at Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Conference Center Room
120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. Vanessa Lucarella, M.D., cardiol-
ogist, will discuss the heart's rhythm patterns, risk factors and treat-
ment options for atrial fibrillation.
The Keys to a Healthy Heart Wednesday, Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m., at
YMCA of the Suncoast, Clearwater Branch, Teen Room, 1005 S. High-
land Ave., Clearwater. Cardiologist S. Masood Gilani, M.D., will dis-
cuss heart disease and how to control risk factors associated with
heart disease and the importance of knowing your risk number.
Heart Disease and Menopause Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m., at
Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater.
Gynecologist Stephanie Van Zandt, M.D., and Ann Murphy-Hough,
R.N., will discuss reducing the risk of heart disease during
menopausal years and improving the health of the heart.
What Is a Heart Attack? Monday, Feb. 18, noon, at Mease Coun-
tryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road,
Safety Harbor. Cardiologist Parag Patel, M.D., will discuss signs and
symptoms of a heart attack, the importance of early detection and the
latest treatment options with stents.
New Treatments for Aortic Stenosis Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon,
at Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion
Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Cardiothoracic surgeon,
Josh Rovin, M.D., will discuss minimally invasive heart surgery and
the new options available for the treatment of aortic stenosis. The ses-
sion will include an overview of the transcatheter aortic valve replace-
ment procedure that is performed at Morton Plant Hospital and
outcomes from the first year of TAVR procedures.
Your Heart, Your Future Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., at Mease
Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth
Road, Safety Harbor. Attendees will discover the importance of sleep to
heart health. Ann Murphy-Hough, R.N., will discuss how not getting
enough sleep can cause calcium buildup in the heart's arteries and
can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Atrial Fibrillation: Causes and Treatments Wednesday, Feb. 27,
noon, at Countryside Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 2640
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physiologist, will discuss the heart's rhythm patterns, detection, risk
factors and treatment options for atrial fibrillation.
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Health Department reopens
CLEARWATER- The Pinellas County Health Department's Clearwa-
ter center will reopen to serve the community on Monday, Jan. 28. The
center has been closed for renovations since late July.
The center at 310 N. Myrtle Ave. has had the second-highest client
volume among the six locations that the health department serves.
The renovations were needed to make the building more accessible to
all clients and to upgrade the building's systems.
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centers are at these locations:
Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Ave., 942-5457
Mid-County: 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 524-4410
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Association will meet Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at St.
Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N.
The monthly meeting offers attendees an opportunity to get needed
information and education to help them find the tools so that it will en-
able them to get back to an active life. Attendees also may share their
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January 24, 2013
Blast Friday, featuring a performance by Candlebox, Friday,
Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m., in the Cleveland Street District in downtown
Clearwater. The free street festival will feature a variety of vendors,
as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street
fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m.
Blast Friday is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. A lim-
ited number of VIP tickets are available in the Budweiser Platinum
VIP section priced at $25. The Budweiser Platinum VIP package in-
cludes a general admission ticket in the reserved seating section
directly in front of the stage, two free Bud Platinum beers and a
free slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza from Tony's Pizza. For VIP
tickets, call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Candlebox will
perform. The American alternative rock band hails from Seattle,
Wash. Founded in 1990, the group has released five studio al-
bums, which have achieved multi-platinum and gold certification.
The band's best known charting singles include "You," "Far Be-
hind," "Cover Me" and "It's Alright."
The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet;
Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., And Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., at The
Mahaffey Theater, 400
First St. S., St. Peters-
burg. Call 800-874-
9020 or 893-7832 or
.com. The orchestra will
repeat the performance
Sunday, Jan. 27, 7:30
p.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen ac
Booth Road, Clearwa-
ter. Tickets start at $15.
Call 791-7400 or visit
com. The orchestra will
sumptuous music in-
spired by Shakespeare's
plays: Hamlet: Fantasy-
Overture after Shake-
speare; The Tempest:
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Romeo and Juliet Over- Andrew Grams conducts The Florida
ture-Fantasy. In collab- Orchestra as it performs Tchaikovsky's
oration with American Romeo and Juliet Jan. 25-26 at The
Stage Theatre Compa- Mahaffey Theater; and again on Jan. 27
ny, actors will present a at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
brief scene from each
play as a prelude to the music. Andrew Grams will conduct.
Me and My Shadow [Box], Friday, Jan. 25, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at
Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Tickets
are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets include food, fun
and one lucky ticket. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Spon-
sored by the Fine Art Society, the event will return for its second
appearance at DFAC. The event promises to deliver some incredi
ble art to some lucky people for very little money. Working with 9-
inch-by-9-inch RIBBA shadow boxes, 100 artists will create
works of great beauty. Those pieces of art will be going home with
new owners: Attendees receive one ticket with admission and may
buy additional tickets at six for $10. All pieces will be displayed
anonymously. Winners will find out who created it after they have
Pinellas Folk Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo. Dozens of the
Tampa Bay area's premier folk musicians will be playing traditional
folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout
Heritage Village at this festival. Sponsored by the Pinellas County
Historical Society, the event also will include historical demonstra-
tions and activities. Admission is a suggested minimum donation
of $5 for adults. No admission is required for children 11 and
younger. A shuttle to the event entrance will be available from the
free parking area on 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsing-
ham roads. Handicapped parking and drop-off will be at 12211
Walsingham Road. For information, call 582-2123 or visit
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
ST. PETE BEACH The very best crafters in
the country return to the area for the 19th annu-
al St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival on
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., on Corey Avenue in downtown St. Pete
Admission is free and the event is open to the
This upscale event literally transforms Corey
Avenue into an outdoor craft gallery. The open-
air show will feature quality affordable crafts
handmade in America. A full range of craft art
mediums will be exhibited and shoppers will find
everything from folk art, pottery and handmade
jewelry to paintings, personalized gift items and
scented soaps available for purchase. The event
also will include a Green Market with exotic and
Sponsored by the Corey Avenue Merchants As-
sociation, this family-friendly craft event has be-
come a tradition. The association sponsors a
variety of community programs throughout the
year, showcasing local and national artists and
This year, dozens of the nation's best contempo-
rary crafters and artists will display their creations
amidst Corey Avenue's shops and restaurants.
Arts and crafts collectors will find treasures
priced for as little as $3 to as much as $3,000.
Howard Alan Events are designed to help sup-
port the arts, the Corey Avenue Merchants Associ-
ation and the local economy. A portion of the
proceeds benefits St. Pete Beach Corey Area Mer-
In order to ensure a superior event with quality
affordable original crafts, all of the local and na-
tional crafters have been hand-selected from hun-
dreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors,
producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the
country. All of the crafters will be at the festival
with their finest work, available to discuss their art
The juried outdoor craft showcase will include a
vast array of craft media, such as folk art, pottery,
handmade jewelry, personalized gifts, handmade
clothing, scented soaps and body products.
Among the crafters scheduled to participate in
this year's festival are John Raya, Zack Marksz
and Katherine Weisinger.
Raya began his career in art by sketching fa-
vorite comic book characters as a child. According
to his website, his two passions in life cartooning
and sculpting eventually took him to Universal
Studios in California where he worked summers
as a cartoonist between stints at Cal State at
Fullerton where he studied the three Ds: dating,
dancing and design.
With a knack for quick-sketch caricature,
Raya's art drew him to Disneyland where he
would sometimes sketch up to 400 people in a
single day. He next found his way to Walt Disney
World in Florida, where as an art director he was
responsible for artists operations in the theme
In 1975, Raya began developing his Beasties of
the Kingdom series.
Marksz, a fine jewelry crafter, maintains sus-
tainable practices by getting his silver from Hoover
and Strong, which provides 100 percent recycled
material. Zack's father has been a full-time profes-
sional silversmith and jewelry artisan since the
late 1960s and he has been apprenticing under
him for more than 10 years. He also has gleaned
much of his skills from his two uncles and aunt
who are also silversmiths and jewelry artisans that
apprenticed under his father.
Weisinger uses real flowers and leaves in her jew-
elry. They are protected from fading by enriching the
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Crowds line the street as they browse the work of dozens of crafters at the annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival. This year's event will be
presented Jan. 26-27.
A festive tradition
19th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival set this weekend
Photo by BOB McCLURE
Colorful creations like this piece
and many others like it will be for
sale this weekend at the Corey
Area Craft Festival in St. Pete
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COREY, from page 1 B
original color. Each petal and leaf
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Howard Alan Events will host
additional shows in the coming
months in the Tampa Bay area,
10th annual St. Armands
Circle Art Festival, Sarasota -
19th annual Siesta Key
Craft Festival, Sarasota Feb.
21st annual Downtown
Dunedin Craft Festival,
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Arts, Sarasota- Feb. 16-17
24th annual Hyde Park Vil-
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Sarasota Art and Craft Festival,
Sarasota- March 23-24
10th annual St. Pete Beach
Corey Area Craft Festival, St.
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Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton battle witches in 'Hansel & Gretel'
Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE
A number of new movies will hit theaters
this week, including the following films
opening in wide release:
'Hansel & Gretel:
Genre: Action, comedy, horror and
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton,
Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek
Mears and Thomas Mann
Director: Tommy Wirkola
After getting a taste for blood as children,
Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel
(Gemma Arterton) have become the ulti-
mate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution.
Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and
Gretel have become the hunted, and must
face an evil far greater than witches ... their
Genre: Crime and thriller
Cast: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez,
Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce and Nick
Director: Taylor Hackford
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional
thief who lives by a personal code of ethics:
Don't steal from people who can't afford it
and don't hurt people who don't deserve it.
But on his latest heist, his crew double
crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves
him for dead.
Determined to make sure they regret it,
Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, play-
ground of the rich and famous, where the
crew is ... planning their biggest heist ever.
Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Park-
er takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jen-
nifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who's short on
cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambi-
tion. Together, they devise a plan to hijack
the score, take everyone down and get
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle
Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard
Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Common, Kieran
Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris,
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6. Do it yourself (abbrev.)
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8. 1965 King arrest site
9. "_-Team" (2 wds)
10. Type of hernia
11. Make secret
12. Wardress in a prison
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21. Atlas enlargement
22. Calypso offshoot
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Williams, Steve Miller Band top REH lineup in February
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
CLEARWATER Robin Williams, Frankie Valli
and the Steve Miller Band are among performers
scheduled to appear in February at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
For information about or to purchase tickets for
upcoming performances, call 791-7400 or visit
Kicking off the month will be Robin Williams, tak-
ing the stage Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Tickets start at
In a rare Tampa Bay appearance, Williams will
undoubtedly bring along his repertoire of indelible
characters. Well known for his free-associative
monologues and for pointing out life's absurdities
through his astute social and political observations,
Williams performed 90 shows in 65 cities before
300,000 fans over the course of his most recent
Born in Chicago and raised in both Michigan and
California, Williams trained at New York's Juilliard
School under John Houseman. It was in 1978 when
Williams first captured the attention of the world as
Mork from Ork on the hit television series, "Mork &
Mindy," which ran on ABC for four seasons.
Williams will be appearing along with David
Steinberg for an evening of laughs at Ruth Eckerd
For the first time since his sold-out show in 2011,
Willie Nelson will perform in concert Saturday, Feb.
2, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $48.50.
The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind
historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," "Red
Headed Stranger" and "Stardust." His career has
spanned six decades and his catalog boasts more
than 200 albums. He's earned every conceivable
award and honor to be bestowed on a person in his
profession and he also has amassed reputable cre-
dentials as an author, actor and activist.
Special guest Lukas Nelson will open the show.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play Monday,
Feb. 4, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $18.
An annual favorite, this 16-piece orchestra con-
tinues to pack venues across the country. The tal-
ented troupe remains true to the legacy of the band
that broke attendance records up and down the
East Coast and had 31 Top 10 hits in 1940.
Next, the Lowe Family will take the stage Tues-
day, Feb. 5, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $18.
Direct from sellouts in Branson, Mo., this multi-
talented family finally comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall for
the first time, offering an incredible blend of show-
stopping classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, bluegrass,
old-time favorites, spectacular dance, six-part har-
mony, gospel and more.
The Florida Orchestra will bring its War of the Ro-
mantics program to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednes-
day, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. Tickets start at $24.
Part of the Coffee Concerts series, the program
will feature Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Liszt's
Les Preludes and Schumann's Manfred Overture,
among other works. Teddy Abrams conducts this
morning concert, with complimentary coffee and
doughnuts served before the performance.
Koba Entertainment will present "Strawberry
Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat" Friday,
Feb. 8, 6 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
This all-new musical production features the
most spirited red-haired girl, Strawberry Shortcake.
Strawberry Shortcake, and her best friends Orange
Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin,
Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding and Cherry Jam,
prove that little girls can do berry big things. This
musical adventure takes the audience to the whim-
sical land of Berry Bitty City where the whole town
is buzzing with anticipation for the Glitzy Glaze Tal-
ent Show. Follow Strawberry Shortcake and the rest
of the girls as they each prepare for their moment in
Before the sweet berry girls hit the stage, atten-
dees will sing and dance with The Doodlebops. Re-
sponding to calls from their legions of clamoring
fans, Rooney, Moe and Dee Dee Doodle will take the
stage in a live concert performance that gets their
whole audience movin' and groovin'.
Next up, Ruth Eckerd Hall will welcome Frankie
Valli & the Four Seasons Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons were inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, just
five years after its creation. With his remarkable
baritone to falsetto voice, Valli has charted 71 hits
including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and
eight that made it to No. 1. From his initial hit
"Sherry" through "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
"Grease" and his resurgence following "Jersey
Boys," he and the Four Seasons had sold more than
100 million records even before the invention of
As part of its Pops Series, The Florida Orchestra
will perform Broadway Now! on Sunday, Feb. 10,
7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
It's a hit parade of songs from such best-loved
Broadway shows as "Brigadoon," 'The Phantom of
the Opera," "West Side Story," "Jekyll & Hyde," "The
Scarlet Pimpernel," "A Little Night Music," "Les Mis-
erables," "Man of La Mancha," "Sweeney Todd" and
"Jersey Boys." Victor Vanacore will conduct.
The Vienna Boys Choir will perform Monday, Feb.
11, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $18.
The world's preeminent boys' choir will delight
with purity of tone, charm and a repertoire of Aus-
trian folk songs, waltzes, classical masterpieces,
beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval
The Steve Miller Band will take the stage Wednes-
day, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50.
The current tour follows three of the most busy,
productive years in the long career of Steve Miller,
an artist at the peak of his powers. In 2010 came
the release of "Bingo!", the band's 16th studio
album and its first since 1993's "Wide River." Less
than a year later, the band followed up with "Let
Your Hair Down."
One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve
Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records
in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trade-
mark blues-rock sound made him one of the key
artists in classic rock radio.
Multiple Grammy-winner and humanitarian Sh-
eryl Crow will return to Ruth Eckerd Hall Thursday,
Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.
This will be Crow's first concert performance at
Ruth Eckerd Hall since her sold-out show in April
2008. Free-spirited, fearless and fierce, the per-
former has garnered nine Grammy Awards, per-
formed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting
and Mick Jagger and released seven studio albums
which sold more than 35 million records worldwide.
Crow's debut, the seven-times-platinum 'Tuesday
Night Music Club," hit No. 3 and earned three
Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Record
of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
for the classic "All I Wanna Do." The album also fea-
tured "Strong Enough," "Can't Cry Anymore" and
"Leaving Las Vegas."
Back for the first time since 2006 with a rock
symphony and laser light spectacular, Alan Parsons
Live Project will perform Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.
It was Parsons' genius as a sound engineer for
Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" that brought
him to the attention of the music world, but he has
gone on to enjoy success as a producer, songwriter
and performer. With the Alan Parsons Project, pop-
ular songs include "Eye in the Sky," "Games People
Play" and "Don't Answer Me."
Jim Brickman will perform Saturday, Feb. 16, 8
p.m. Tickets start at $40.
Audiences will enjoy an evening of dazzling piano,
vibrant vocals and the warmth and humor that
have people returning year after year.
Brickman PBS superstar and the best-selling
piano artist today has revolutionized his genre
with melodies such as "Valentine," 'The Gift," "Love
of My Life," "Simple Things" and "Peace" that reaf-
firm idealism and romanticism.
As part of the Adults at Leisure series, Hooray for
Hollywood will be presented Sunday, Feb. 17, 2
p.m. Tickets start at $25.
This troupe of 14 singers and dancers will take
the audience on a nostalgic journey through 50
years of the most popular movie musicals. The show
features more than 30 songs and 300 costume
changes along with movie clips and a red-hot band.
"In the Mood" will be presented Thursday, Feb.
21, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $18.
The show is a celebration of big band rhythms
and intimate ballads of the Swing Era, America's
"greatest generation," and the music that moved a
nation's spirit, inspired hope, and helped win a war.
Verdi's La Traviata also will be presented Thurs-
day, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
Forbidden love is thwarted in Verdi's famous
story set in 19th century Paris as Violetta Valery
The Beacon. A
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ends her affair to preserve the honor of her beloved
Alfredo Germont. The opera will be presented in Ital-
ian with English supertitles.
Joshua Bell will perform Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $50.
With breathtaking virtuosity and rare sweetness
of tone, Bell dazzles audiences with his artistry and
enthusiasm. French Impressions is the latest of this
Grammy winner's many CDs. The classical music
superstar's exciting program includes works of
Schubert, Strauss, Dvorak and Prokofiev.
Daughtry and 3 Doors Down will perform Satur-
day, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $52.50.
Multi-platinum band Daughtry has scored four
No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations,
won four American Music Awards, sold more than 7
million albums and played sold out concerts around
the world in less than four years. Daughtry's self-ti-
tled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in
Soundscan history and its follow up "Leave This
Town" marked the quintet's second consecutive No.
1 album. Daughtry's latest album, "Break The
Spell," was certified gold in four weeks, features new
radio hit "Start of Something Good," the album
builds on the band's reputation for melodic hooks
and anthemic choruses while providing a powerful
showcase for Chris Daughtry's emotionally resonant
Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3
Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums
worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations,
two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop
Awards for songwriting, including BMI's coveted
Songwriter of the Year award. The band's debut
album, 2000's 'The Better Life," which is now certi-
fied six times platinum, featured the smash hit
"Kryptonite." Their sophomore album, 2002's "Away
from the Sun," saw similar success with its radio
mainstays "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without
You." Their subsequent efforts 2005's platinum
certified "Seventeen Days" and 2008's 3 Doors
Down debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200
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Stage shows, concerts set
at Largo Cultural Center
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
LARGO -The Largo Cultural
Center's February schedule in-
cludes a variety of concerts and
Kicking off the month will be
the iWonder Magic Show on Sat-
urday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.
iWonder is the place where re-
ality and illusion collide. Atten-
dees will witness i-mazing,
eye-popping magic with Bob and
Chris. It's more than just tricks -
it's magic, it's fun and it's for ev-
eryone. Tickets are $7.50 for
adults and $6.50 for children.
Next, the California Guitar Trio
and the Montreal Guitar Trio will
perform Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
This six-by-six string "phe-
nomensemble" features virtuoso
guitarists from four countries, in-
cluding Japan, Canada, Belgium
and the United States. Together,
CGT and MG3 will explore intri-
cate original compositions as well
as new arrangements of progres-
sive rock, world, jazz and classi-
cal music. Tickets start at
$24.50. Add $5 to the price for
tickets purchased at the door.
Bright House Networks will
present the Bright Stars Senior
Talent Show Wednesday, Feb. 6,
Bill Murphy, feature reporter of
Tampa Bay On Demand, will host
the show. Audiences are invited
to come out and support the Sen-
ior Stars. Three performers will
be chosen by the audience to go
on to perform in the Tampa Bay
Senior Idol. Tickets are $6.50.
For more information about
the Bright Stars Senior Talent
Show, call Bright House Net-
works at 329-2763.
Yesterday and Today, the Inter-
active Beatles Experience, will be
presented Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.
Yesterday and Today is unique
and unlike any other Beatles
show out there. The band does
away with the wigs and the ac-
cents and concentrates on the
music and stories about the
The audience is asked to put
down their favorite Beatles song
on a note card prior to the show.
The band then puts together a
set list based upon the audience's
requests. The show is about
bringing everyone together to cel-
ebrate such powerful music.
The show will feature cabaret
seating. Tickets are $29.50. Add
$5 to the price for tickets pur-
chased at the door.
The Classics IV take the stage
Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
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In 1993, The Classics IV were
honored for their musical
achievements by the state of
Georgia and were included into
the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Tickets are $29.50. Add $5 to
the price for tickets purchased at
Rave On! The Buddy Holly
Tribute will be presented Sunday,
Feb. 10, 2 p.m.
Billy McGuigan has received
national attention and critical ac-
claim for his portrayals of the leg-
endary Buddy Holly. Audiences
continue to be awed by his ener-
gy, realism, sincerity and talent.
Having appeared in more than
400 performances of "Buddy: The
Buddy Holly Story," McGuigan
and his band have broken box of-
fice and attendance records in six
theaters across the country. The
show will include hits such as
"Peggy Sue," "Raining in My
Heart," "It's So Easy," "That'll Be
the Day," 'True Love Ways," "Oh
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Yesterday and Today, the Interactive Beatles Experience, takes the stage Feb. 8 at Largo Cultural Center.
The show will feature cabaret
seating. Tickets are $29.50. Add
$5 to the price for tickets pur-
chased at the door.
Largo Lions Club will present
Carme's Vintage Vegas on Mon-
day, Feb. 11, for two shows: 2
and 7 p.m.
With more than 40 years of
performing in Las Vegas, and a
powerful baritone voice, Carme
and his band will have audiences
laughing, remembering some of
the great stars and asking for
more. This show has it all, in-
cluding playful impressions of fa-
mous performers, artful
storytelling and songs ranging
from sentimental to zany.
Tickets are $22.50.
Jane Monheit will perform
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Monheit has firmly established
herself as one of the post-millen-
nial jazz world's foremost vocal-
ists. She has been a featured
performer in the nationally tele-
vised "Christmas at the White
House" and has appeared on nu-
merous television shows includ-
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View," "The Today Show" and
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"Porgy and Bess," by George Gershwin and DuBoise Heyward,
Sunday, Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, at
St. Petersburg College, Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N., Semi-
nole. The Pinellas Opera League will be showing the DVD "Porgy and
Bess." A $3 donation will be requested at the door to cover equipment
expenses. For information, call 394-6905.
"Move Over Mrs. Markham," by Ray Cooney and John Chap-
man, through March 3, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre at the
Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Per-
formances are Thursday through Sunday, with seating at 4 p.m. Mati-
nees are Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Admission
is $32 plus tax and includes dinner and the show. For reservations,
call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
"Hollywood Arms," by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton,
through Jan. 27, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St.,
Clearwater. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
Performances are generally Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Mati-
nees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for nonmusicals are
$21 for adults, $11 for students. Based on Carol Burnett's best selling
memoir, this rags-to-riches account of her childhood in Hollywood be-
gins in 1941 within the confines of a dysfunctional family. The show is
produced as a drama with music and comedy by Francis Wilson Play-
"The Red Velvet Cake War," by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
and Jessie Jones; through Feb. 3, at the West Coast Players Theatre,
21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Friday and Saturday,
8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $16. Call 437-2363 or
Neil Berg's 105 Years of Broadway, Friday, Jan. 25, 1 and 7
p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
Tickets are $18 and $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall
.com. Part of the 2012-13 Adults at Leisure Series, this performance
sells out every year. Five Broadway stars and a great New York band
re-create magical moments from the best that Broadway has offered
over the past hundred years.
Ron White, Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 and 9:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $48.75.
Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Comedian Ron 'Tater
Salad" White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking fun-
nyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon, returns to Ruth
Eckerd Hall. White has always been a classic storyteller. His routines
relay tales from his real life; ranging from growing up in a small town
in Texas to joining the ranks of some of the most successful comedians
in America. He is a certified platinum-selling artist, having sold more
than 10 million No. 1 albums. White has been nominated for two
Grammy Awards and continues to be one of the top five grossing co-
medians on tour. Furthermore, White's three Comedy Central stand-
up specials are the top three rated specials in Comedy Central history.
The New York Tenors, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $40.
Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The show will feature
some of the best of Broadway, opera, film and American classics from
three New York originals. Performing will be Michael Amante, "The
People's Tenor," Andy Cooney, "Irish America's Favorite Son" (The New
York Times) and Daniel Rodriguez, the New York City police officer
whose voice soothed the grief of millions during the days following
Sept. 11, 2001. The three tenors will join forces and create a "can't
miss" showcase of some of the world's greatest melodies sung by some
of the world's greatest voices.
"Labyrinth," Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405
Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit
www.atthecap.com. As part of the Family Film series, Capitol Theatre
will present a screening of the 1986 fantasy film starring David Bowie
and Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Jim Henson and produced by
George Lucas, the film revolves around young Sarah, who is left home
alone by her parents to babysit her little brother Toby. When the baby
keeps crying, Sarah, while telling him a story to make him sleep, in-
advertently conjures from a fantasy world the Goblin King who steals
the child and brings him to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth.
Sarah has to rescue him before midnight, or the baby will became a
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Wednesday, Jan. 30;
and Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St.,
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of the legendary Jukes horn section and a guitar-orientated rock and
roll feel all with the joy of making music that has defined them for
more than three decades. Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandi, Garry
Tallent and Jon Bon Jovi have all played with the Jukes.
Robin Williams and David Steinberg, Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., at
Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets
start at $59. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. An
Academy Award-winning actor and multiple Grammy Award-winning
performer, Williams is unparalleled in the scope of his imagination
and continues to add to his repertoire of indelible characters. Well
known for his free-associative monologues and for pointing out life's
absurdities through his astute social and political observations,
Williams performed 90 shows in 65 cities before 300,000 fans over
the course of his most recent stand-up tour. It was in 1978 when
Williams first captured the attention of the world as Mork from Ork
on the hit television series "Mork & Mindy," which ran on ABC for
four seasons. He then made his cinematic debut in 1980 when he
starred as the title character in Robert Altman's "Popeye." His addi-
tional film credits include 'The World According to Garp," "Moscow
on the Hudson," "Good Morning Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society," 'The
Fisher King, Hook," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Jumanji," "The Birdcage,"
"Good Will Hunting," "Patch Adams" and "Night at the Museum."
Williams will be appearing along with David Steinberg for an evening
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Friday, Feb. 1, 1
p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
Tickets are $18 and $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerd
hall.com. Part of the 2012-13 Adults at Leisure Series, this 16-piece
orchestra continues to pack venues across the country and remains
true to the legacy of the band that broke attendance records up and
down the East Coast and had 31 Top 10 hits in 1940.
Willie Nelson, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall,
1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $$48.50. Call
791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. A living legend, this iconic
Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy,"
"Hello Walls," "Red Headed Stranger" and "Stardust." Nelson's career
has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums.
He's earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed on a
person in his profession. He has also amassed reputable credentials as
an author, actor and activist. Nelson tours tirelessly, climbing aboard
Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), tak-
ing his music and fans on a seemingly endless journey to places that
were well worth the ride.
SMe and My Shadow (Box], Friday, Jan. 25, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at
Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Tickets are
$25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets include food, fun and one
lucky ticket. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Sponsored by the
Fine Art Society, the event will return for its second appearance at
DFAC. The event promises to deliver some incredible art to some lucky
people for very little money. Working with 9-inch-by-9-inch RIBBA
shadow boxes, 100 artists will create works of great beauty. Those
pieces of art will be going home with new owners: Attendees receive
one ticket with admission and may buy additional
tickets at six for $10. All pieces will be displayed anonymously. Win-
ners will find out who created it after they have won.
Indian Rocks Beach
SThe Bob Gray Welcome Back Members' Exhibition, through
Feb. 18, at Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks
Beach. Named for the late Bob Gray, a patron of the center, the show
will celebrate the arrival of the new year and the arrival of the center's
artists, instructors and students from their northern homes. Works in
a variety of media will be shown including watercolor, oil, acrylic,
drawing, photography, mixed media and ceramics. Cash and ribbon
awards will be chosen by Amanda Cooper. Cooper is the curator of ex-
hibitions for the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg. For information,
call 596-4331 or visit www.beachartcenter.org.
Photo courtesy of SEMINOLE HARD ROCK TAMPA
Grammy Award-winning singer and former "American Idol"
judge Paula Abdul made a guest appearance Jan. 11 at the
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa to celebrate the
opening of the casino's high-limit table games room. Seminole
Hard Rock also unveiled Abdul's signature costume worn in her
"Cold Hearted" music video. In conjunction with Abdul's
appearance, she played blackjack with DJ Ravi Drums and others.
Abdul won over $7,500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central
and Northern Florida.
DFAC presents new exhibits
DUNEDIN A trio of exhibits featuring prints are on display
through March 3 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan
Featured artists include Carlos Amorales, Mary Esch, Julie
Mehretu, Clarence Morgan, Todd Norsten and others.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission
Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.
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9 Unit Apartment Complex, Pool.
$364,900. $50K Down.
468 Ridge Road SW, Largo
Villa, 55+, Boca Ciega Point, Boat
Dock. $275,900. Ginny Leeds,
Realty Concepts, (727)798-5484.
SAND KEY, Bayside Gardens IV.
1BR/1.5BA Condo, Ground Level.
Recent updates/ upgrades,
$195,000. John Doran Realty
Belleair Bluffs, WATERFRONT
CONDO, Drastically Reduced.
Million Dollar View! NOT 55+
Building. Beautiful Spacious
2BR2BA, Private Garage, Walk-in
Closets. Great Value $189,000.
Contact Cindy Kisida
Keller Williams Gulfside
BROKERS OPEN HOUSE
SEA TOWERS Condo, 2BR/2BA.
January 24th. Noon-3:OOPM.
COLUMBIA 4725 Cove, # 810.
New Listing $164,500
HARBOR GREENS, SEMINOLE
2BR/2BA, Golf Course View, 55+,
1,200SF, Heated Pool. Furnished,
NICE! Small Pet Okay. $105,000.
Oakhurst Realty, (727)397-6656.
MISSION OAKS, SEMINOLE
Refurbished 1BR/1BA, 1 Story,
55+, Pool, Rec Room. $34,000.
RANDOLPH FARMS, UPDATED
Charming Front Courtyard, Large
Back Deck, Fireplace, Tennis,
Pool, Dock/ Slips. Ten Minutes to
Beach! $255,000. Owner/ Realtor,
Troy Robinson, The Seaside Real
Estate Store. (727)595-4918
BUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT
AN ALL-TIME LOW!
2BR/2BA 1,056 sq. ft.
3rd Floor, Elevator, 55+,
Sunroom, Just Listed
2BR/1 BA, 1,016 sq. ft.
Furnished, Granite Counters,
55+, Updated, Carport.
Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
Cassius L. Peacock, Realtor
Your ON-SITE Specialist
Sales & Rentals
Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker
Popular Complex With Tons
1 BR/1BA, 704SF
Lake View! Remodeled!
Ceramic Tile, Sunroom.
Next to pool, Nice!!
Lynn Evans, Realtor
Prudential Tropical Realty
SEMINOLE, 1BR CONDO,
Many Updates and Amenities,
Furnished, 55+. Call Jerry
TWO LARGO VILLAS, 2BR/2BA,
Heated Pool, Extra Storage.
1-All Ages, $64,900.
1-55+, Water & Golf Course View,
Bonus Room, $67,900
Peg Decker, CLS, (727)459-2598.
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Tara Cay, South Village, 3BR/4BA
+bonus room/4th bedroom. End
unit, 2,174SF. Pristine condition
throughout. Balconies on the 2nd
and 3rd floors, 1st floor porch/sun
deck, on canal w/access to theln-
tracoastal, community boat docks
and pool. Newer A/C, updated ap
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water softener, central vac, wood-
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Keller Williams Gulfside,
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FURNISHED, 2BR/1 BA/Carport,
Double-wide, enclosed porch. Ap-
pliances. Utility room wNV/D. Lot
rent includes water, garbage,
lawn. Central A/C. Lakefront, 55+
park. No pets. $4,900.
Affordable 55+ Living
5 Star, Land Owned.
All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP, Furnished
12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo.
#195 2/2/2, Many Upgrades, $74,888.
#5 2/2/2, Lake View, $72,888.
#8 2/2/2, Water View, $89,888.
#18 2/2/2, Lakefront, $189,888.
#91 2/2/2, $59,888.
#229 2/2/2, $62,888.
#237 2/2/2, Water View, $79,888.
For Viewing Call
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SJohn Doles, 727-510-3331
LARGO, 2BR/1.5BA, 55+
Close to beach/ shopping. Clean,
large screened porch. Low lot fee.
RENT TO OWN, 55+ PARK,
Tenant Check Required. Pool,
Clubhouse, Great Location Behind
Tri-City Plaza. (727)531-5386.
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LARGO, 219 12TH ST SW.
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Older 2BR, Florida Room, Large
Kitchen, Wood Floors, Carport.
9949 51ST AVENUE NORTH,
Bay Pines Estates. Available
02/01/13. 3BR/2BA/1CG, fenced
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Deposit. $1,200/Month +$1,000
SEMINOLE, 55+, 2BR/2BA,
Completely Updated, Hardwood
Floors, Beautifully Furnished,
Pool, Clubhouse, Laundry,
$850/Month, Includes Water,
LONG BAYOU, GATED, 55+.
1BR/1BA, 3rd Floor, Elevator.
Nice View From Sunroom. Pool,
Clubhouse, Activities. Petless.
Nonsmoking. Annual, $650/Month,
$500 Deposit, Seasonal,
DUNEDIN, PATRICIAN OAKS
55+, 2BR/2BA. Furniture optional,
very clean. Screened balcony,
elevator. Heated pool. $57,500.
MOVE IN NOW!
1BR/1BA, 2nd floor, south
exposure. Bldg #4. $1,200/mo
seasonal; $850 month, annual.
LARGO, CLOSE TO BEACH
1BR. 55+. Completely Updated.
Pool, Clubhouse, Laundry,
LARGO: PENTHOUSE GREENS,
2BR/2BA, W/D. $850/Month.
Annual. Best Beach Rentals.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
2BR/2BA, 55+, 2nd Floor, Partially
Furnished. Annual. Equity Pro
Realty, Rosalyn Carlton
SEMINOLE, 55+. 1 BR/1 BA WITH
Clubhouse. All Utilities Paid, 12
Month Lease With First Month
FREE. $780/Month. Jeff,
PENNWOOD MANOR, RATED A
Largo, 1BR/1BA, Sunroom, 55+,
Ground Floor. No Pets, Includes:
Cable, W/S/T Heated Pool.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS, 1BR/1BA,
Close to Shopping/ Water, Pool,
Clean. $650/Month. 2525 West
Bay Drive. (727)458-6775.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS, 2BR/2BA,
55+, Enclosed Porch with beautiful
view. Walk to water, Pool, Club-
house, 1,350SF, Covered Parking,
2BR/2BA, AWESOME WATER
View. Secure Belleview Biltmore
Villa, 1,630SF, Petless, $1500/Mo.
Coldwell Banker, Brigette,
DUNEDIN BEACH, 2BR/1 BA,
Royal Stewart Arms, Elgin Bldg,
#105. 55+, First Floor, Pool,
Tennis, Exercise Room.
55+, OTOW, 2BR/1BA, LARGE,
1,100SF, W/D, Florida Rm, Secu-
rity. Partially Furnished Or Unfur-
nished. $595/Mo. (727)474-2287.
QUIET, VERY LARGE 2BR/2BA,
Condo, 55+, Laminate Floors,
New Appliances, 5 Ceiling Fans.
2BR/2BA, 1,056SF, 55+,
2nd Floor Elevator, New Floors!
Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
SEMINOLE SQUARE 1BR/1BA
First Floor, 55+, Close: Beach,
Bus, Shopping. Cable. Updated,
No Pets. $630/Month, 1-Month
Security or For Sale.
SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, Laundry
Room With W/D, Eat-in Kitchen,
Balcony. Includes. Cable/Water,
Pool, Dock. 1st/Last/Security.
SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU,
Newly Remodeled. Modern
Condo. 2BR/2BA, 1,200sf, 3rd
Floor, Elevator. 55+, Gated
community. Resort Style Living.
Starting at $179/Week. No
security, No credit check. Free
WiFi access. Pets OK. MOVE IN
LARGE STUDIO: NEAR LARGO
Medical Hospital on Indian Rocks
Rd, Water Views. $750/Mo. Annu-
ally, $1,000/Mo. Seasonal, In-
cludes Utilities. (727)593-7730.
MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs
& Efficiencies. Fully Equipped.
Weekly. No Pets.
Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130.
Studio apartments starting
$179/week. Open 24/7. No credit
check. No security deposit. Free
local phone calls, WiFi. Pets okay.
SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
1BR Standard, 1BR Deluxe.
Rentals. No Pets. Nonsmokers
Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A.,
AFFORDABLE & CLEAN!
Largo 1 BR, $145/Wkly or
$595/Mo. Clearwater Studio,
$445/Mo. On Bus Line. Some
Free Utilities. Call Or Click
Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor.
New Carpet. Overlooking Pool &
Courtyard, 1 block from shopping
& Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr.
BELLEAIR GREENS APTS.
2BR/2BA units on Biltmore Golf
Course. Newly renovated.
Across from police, rec center.
DELUXE 1BR, 1,012sf, $625/Mo.
Seminole Gardens, 55+. New AC,
Appliances, 13'x22.6' Bedroom,
Walk-In Closet, Large Screened
Porch. Immaculate! Petless.
LARGO, 215 11TH ST SW. 2BR,
Duplex, C/H/A, Nice Condition,
Laundry/ Utility Room, Smoke
Free, Credit Check, $675/Month,
1 BR. Close To Bus Terminal.
$490/Month. Call Bonnie,
DUNEDIN'S Best Kept Secret!
1-2BR, $299 move-in special.
Pet Friendly, Sparkling pool.
Logarto Apts. (727)733-0423.
LARGO: VERY CLOSE TO
Hospital. 1BR/1BA, $600/month,
2BR/1BA, $650/month, 2BR/2BA,
MOVE IN SPECIAL
NOW ACCEPTING FAMILIES
1ST MONTH FREE!!
2/BED $625, 3/BED $747
CALL TODAY!!! (727)399-2500
SMALL STUDIO, LARGO,
848 3rd Ave. NW, Remodeled.
Petless. $575/month, includes
utilities, +$250 security.
S.W. LARGO: LG. 1BR/1BA,
$500/Month. Quiet. Laundry on
Premises. Petless. $400 security.
Yearly lease. (727)595-2228.
Last Month FREE!
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages.
Available Feb. 1st.
1-2BRs starting at:
$595/week +tax (February, March)
Steps to Gulf Beach.
Pet Friendly. (727)595-8013.
ST. PETE BEACH, Unfurnished,
2BR/1BA Condo, Assigned Park-
ing. Water, Laundry, Cable
Included. $980/Mo. Annual.
2BR/2BA, Carport Condo. Petless,
Furnished, Heated Pool, Gulf.
Seasonal Or Annual.
Condos, Houses, Duplexes
Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual
Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797
Tropical Isles Realty, Inc.
TREASURE ISLAND, 1BR/2BA,
On the Beach! No Smoking/ Pets.
Pool. $800/Month +First/ Sec.
All Utilities Included. Available
IINDIAN ROCKS BCH. Beautiful
1BR, Unfurnished. Remodeled,
C/H/A, Patio. Block to Beach.
On-site laundry. Pets OK.
$800/month, annual, includes
Sunset Beach, Treasure Island
Furnished, 1BR/1BA. Walk to
Beach. Seasonal OK. 800SF +
large balcony. No Pets. Ken
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17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB
ISLAND ESTATES 2BR/2BA
Condo in 2/Story Building.
Laundry and Dock on premises.
$950/Month. Annual Lease.
Pappas Realty & Mgmt
SAND KEY EXCEPTIONAL
Condominium Residence With
Commanding Waterviews From
Every Room. Large, 2,172SF,
SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, POOL,
W/D. Cable Included. Balcony,
Great Water View. New Interior.
Quiet. Elevators. $950/Mo.
SAND KEY Clearwater Beach.
Furnished, Large 2BR/2BA
Condo, Pool. Seasonal/Annual.
Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton
SAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH
Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos
Available 1-12 Months.
Florida Dreams RE Sales &
Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774.
NEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira
Beach, 1BR, $555/Month +$300
Security, Includes W/S/G, Cable.
Pets OK. (727)393-1628.
LARGO: NOT IN PARK!
Beautiful fenced lot. 1BR/2BA/CP.
Petless. $500/month +sec/ utilities.
(727) 596-9515, (727)656-9071
ST. PETERSBURG, 1BR/1BA
Close to the beach, carport, W/D
hook-up, upgraded, new kitchen.
$650/mo. + deposit, security.
LARGO, $140/WEEK, INCLUDES
refrigerator, W/D, TV, Pool,
kitchen privileges. Close to bus
and shopping. 1st & Last required.
SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET.
Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable
Included. Deposit, References,
ID Required. From $140/Week.
SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. FULLY
Furnished. Utilities, Cable In-
cluded. Close To Helen Howarth
Park. Deposit, References, ID Re-
quired. $130/Nk. (727)541-3259.
SEMINOLE, Heartbreak House,
Quiet, Furnished, Share house,
Pool, Cable W/D, No smoking/
Illegal drugs. $120/Week and up.
Utilities Included. B.G.C.
SEMINOLE: SAFE, QUIET,
Close to Beach, Furnished,
Utilities included,. $500/Month.
102nd Avenue. (727)596-1458.
BELCHER RD. S. OF EAST
Bay, Professional Office
Condo, 1,500 SF, $1,400/Mo,
End Unit. (727)530-3535
FIRST MONTH FREE!
4 Offices Available. Campus Like
Setting. Convenient Location,
Easy Access. 1227 Rogers St.
Clearwater. 904-1,422 SF, From
LARGO: 220 13TH ST. SW.
Near Diagnostic Clinic.
Office/ Workshop/ Storage.
NEWLY RENOVATED, TWO
offices/connecting door. Includes
shared signage, parking lot, lobby,
kitchen, restrooms and server/
phone room. $750 plus electric.
OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE
From $451 Per Month.
Ample Parking. Madeira Beach.
Prime Location Off West Bay Dr.
2,400SF. $8/Per SF.
High Traffic Area!
Call Nick, (727)581-3849
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE Space
available for rent/lease. PRIME
LOCATION in heart of Seminole.
1,000 sq. ft. Located among
Medical, Dental, and Financial
Advising professionals. Abundant
private parking. Contact Trudy
(727)748-2049 for more informa-
tion and exclusive showing.
S The Auto
MALE CAREGIVER WITH 20
Years Exp. Assisting Seniors That
Live At Home. I'm Available For
Live-In Or Shift Work 7 Days A
Week. Excellent References.
INCOME TAX PROS
Efile Now, EIC Max = $5,891
Old-fashioned, good looking,
healthy gentleman seeking a
live-in lady companion on a 5/Acre
Estate. If you are 50-65, active,
like to garden and live in the coun-
try without financial obligations
please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
LOST CHIHUAHUA, Male, 5 Ibs.
Tan w/white chest & around nose.
Last seen getting caught by 2 men
in blue 4-door car at Circle K, 54th
Ave. N./ Belcher Rd. REWARD!
LOST WOMEN's WEDDING
Band, White Gold w/Marquise and
Round Diamonds at Pinellas Park
Library, 1/14/13. Heartbroken,
sentimental value. $500 Reward.
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ARE YOU PREGNANT?
A Childless, Married Couple, (in
our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be
hands on Mom and devoted Dad.
Financially secure. Expenses paid.
Nicole & Frank. 1(888)969-6134.
FL BAR #150789.
DIVORCE FROM $99
CHILD SUPPORT, CUSTODY
AND MORE. CALL TODAY!
Southeastern Legal Services, LLC
(813)675-4876 / (727)768-2283
Se Habla Espanol
Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Credit
Card Defense, Auto Accidents,
BP Claims and Contracts.
Office in Clearwater, FL
CNA CAREGIVER LOOKING
For Private Patient. 35 Years
Experience. Excellent References.
Honest, Kind, Reliable. Errands,
Cooking, Doctors Visits, Medical.
I will provide Light Housekeeping,
Meal Preparation, Help with Per-
sonal Care, Drive You to Appoint-
ments/ Shopping. I'm Honest, De-
pendable. Have Excellent Driving
Record. Reasonable Rates.
485. elp ante
Hiring Seminar for
Leis u re Travel
AAA Travel is growing and we are hosting a Hiring
Seminar for top Leisure Travel and Sales Agents in the
Tampa Bay, FL area.
Positions open in the following locations:
Hillsborough: Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood
Pinellas: Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Belleair, St. Petersburg
Hernando: Spring Hill
Learn about a great career opportunity as a Travel Agent
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reimbursement and 401 (k)
* Annual sales recognition events for top achievers
* Paid training includes two-weeks at our Corporate
headquarters in Tampa
To be considered for this event, please forward resumes
to: email@example.com 012413
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Consulting firm with long and distinguished
history of serving nationwide clientele seeks
experienced, intelligent individual with
MS Word proficiency for direct dictation,
transcription and other administrative duties
in our office. 60+ WPM required.
Excellent compensation and working
environment. Part time. Largo/Belleair area.
Please email resumes to
Must Be Reliable, Fast Paced
People Needed For Setting Travel
Club Appointments. Weekly Pay
$8-$10 Per Hour Or Commission
26-35 Hrs/Wk. Apply In Person;
Sun-Thurs, 3-9. (727)393-6000
Ext. 0. American Travel,
9466 Seminole Blvd.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
needs caregiver to Live in & Work.
Salary +Room & Board provided.
EXCELLENT RATE OF PAY
For Professional Experienced
Maids In Private Homes, Condos.
CLEAN Drivers License Required.
Great Cases o-
Health & Homemaer Services, Inc.
OFFICE MANAGER ASSISTANT
Corporate Logistics Company
(17 Yrs). In Treasure Island.
Multi-Tasker, data entry, filing,
make travel arrangements, design
flyers, prepare proposals, con-
tracts, letters to clients & much
more. Bookkeeping, QuickBooks
& Website Design exp. a plus.
Attention to Detail a must with
Positive Attitude. Up to 30 hours
per week, flexible $15/Hr.
Non-Smoker. E-mail Resume:
Officers. 15 to 30 hours per week
including evening, weekends and
holidays. Starting salary
$9.22/Hour. City of Madeira
Beach, 300 Municipal Drive,
Madeira Beach, FL 33708, email
to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Fax (727)399-1131. Closing date:
Beacon, January 24, 2013
Pinecrest Place, an upscale
retirement community is looking
for a part-time receptionist.
Approx. 12-15 hours/week; may
be required to work additional
hours due to vacation fill-ins,
including some weekends and
holidays. We are seeking a
candidate that is professional;
needs multi-tasking skills to
handle high call volume and be of
service to our residents, guests,
and associates. Fast-paced
environment. Must be able to think
on their feet & direct calls and
issues to the proper departments
in a timely manner. Previous
reception work required. Computer
skills a plus. Drug-free workplace,
EOE. Please apply in person at
1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL, or
fax resume to: M. Kristall @
RESIDENT AIDES. Pinecrest
Place, a premier retirement
community, is seeking aides to
provide daily care to our AL &
Memory Care residents. We are
looking for enthusiastic, energetic
and caring people to become a
part of our team. Part-time,
various shifts. Must be available to
work weekends and holidays.
Candidates can apply in person at
1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo,
or fax resume to M. Kristall at
(727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP.
Lead (Bachelor's and 6 years of
experience, or other suitable
qualifications)- Clearwater, FL.
Job entails working with and re-
quires experience to include:
Visual Studio, C, C++, VC++;
Applications; Design, setup, and
use of MS SQL Database;
Programming of Services in a
Data Center model; Financial
institution and Lockbox remittance
processing; Capturing devices:
NCR 7780, ITRAN, OPEX 3690,
and IBML; and Developing
financial applications using
Accusoft Image Gear. Relocation
and travel to unanticipated
locations within USA possible.
Send resumes to Cash
Management Solutions Inc.,
13921 Icot Blvd., Suite 710,
Clearwater, FL 33760.
Join a team
Discover the many benefits of
becoming a distributor for Forida's < "
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Profit potential $800-$1,500 monthly
Early morning hours, have the
rest of your day free
Delivery areas available in your
Access to Low cost accident
insurance and prescription drug card
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PART-TIME CHURCH Secretary
wanted for Lake Seminole
Presbyterian Church in Seminole.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday,
Computer experience required,
proficient in Word, Dependable,
paid vacation days, criminal back-
ground check required. Fax re-
sume to (727)391-4214 or email to
CERTIFIED CNA/MED TECH
wanted for ALF, part-time. Must
have current certificate and
Experienced only need apply.
CNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR
Pinellas County Area.
Choose Your Hours. $10-$13.50
Per Hour. (727)822-3034
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Wondering How To Pay Off All Of Those Bills?
We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE
community newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be
available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Experience preferred but will train the right person. This
is a supplemental income. Applicant must have good
transportation; preferably a van, large car, SUV or
pickup truck. For more information, please contact Mr.
Shiflett at 727-530-5521.
Team Leader for Move Management Company
Do You Like To Organize? Do You Like To Sort?
Are You Good With Seniors? Are You Patient?
Redefined Living, a move management company, is looking for
a person who has organizing skills, who works well in a team
environment, who works quickly and efficiently, who takes
direction well, and can take on a leadership role as a team leader.
This is an extremely physical job. Applicants must be able to
withstand an 8 hour physical day of packing and unpacking.
This is a flex-time position, but may offer 20 hours per week, mainly
Monday through Friday, although some Saturdays will be required.
We are hosting an information session on Tuesday, January 29th
beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seats are limited. To attend, you
must RSVP by e-mailing us at email@example.com
and provide us with your name and contact information. You may
submit your resume with your RSVP, but only those attending
will be considered for the position.
Redefined Living TM
1115 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite A-5, Belleair, FL 33756
No phone calls. Please visit our website at:
C.N.A.s & H.H.A.s
Private Duty, In-Home-Care
Come join our team of Angels today!
Sell Your Home In
CALL TODAY! 397-5563
153.B u s .
Tampa D3ag Times
$800-$1,500 per month profit
potential, paid weekly.
Early morning hours.
Be your own boss!
Areas now available:
Seminole Largo Kenneth City
St. Petersburg Tierra Verde
Madeira Bch. Indian Rks. Bch.
Clearwater Palm Harbor -
Must be at least 18
Valid driver's license.
Reliable vehicle and
SELL YOUR HOME IN THE
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REAL ESTATE LOANS
No age, job or credit qualifications.
CARPET INSTALLER HAS
Remnant Rolls of carpet various
sizes, colors. Also boxes of
Rhoades Car 2-Person Bicycle
4-wheel, 6-speed. Heavy disc
brakes and axles. Like New.
TYPEWRITER, Manual. Olympia
with case. Excellent condition.
USED MOVING BOXES AND
Bubble Wrap, Paid $200, Sell $50.
Athlon II 631 processor, 6GB
DDR3 Ram (support for up to
16GB), 500GB HDD, DVD/CD
writer, Dedicated Direct X 11
Radeon HD5450. Graphics card in
16X PCI Express slot, This power-
house PC has valid Manufacturer
1-Year Warranty. ONLY $399!!
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
Free to a loving home, 7 years old,
spayed, all shots, housebroken,
great with children.(727)642-1276.
A BRAND NEW Queen Mattress,
$79. New In Plastic. Must Sell!
Can Deliver. (727)667-8288.
BRAND NEW, CHERRY 5-PIECE
Queen Bedroom Set; Headboard,
Frame, Dresser, Mirror, Night-
stand, $295. (727)667-8288.
DINING ROOM SET, TOMMY
Bahama style, rarely used. Oval
table, 6 chairs, lighted hutch,
granite topped server. Perfect
condition. $3,200. Call for more
DIABETIC TEST STRIPS
Fast Local Pick-Up
*Top Dollar Paid!!*
Any Type, Any Brand,
We Come To You!!
Call Bob, (727)204-0478.
27FT WILDCAT 5TH WHEEL
Excellent Condition, New A/C, and
Refrigerator. Many Extras, One
Slide, One Owner, $12,000.
$400 & UP Minimum Guaranteed
for Junk Vehicles, State Approved
Disposal. Serving Pinellas 25
Furniture Fine Art Jewelry Collectibles
85 Dealers and Designers 16,000 Square Feet
Lots of Free Parking
GALLERIES ANTIQUES FLEA MARKET
of St. Petersburg A Pet Pal Animal Shelter Benefit
Sat., Feb. 16, 8am-3pm
450 34th Street North (u.s. 19) St. Petersburg 727-321-3331
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SELLING OR TRADING?
I Will Pay More Than
Harold Corey, Auto Broker
ALL AUTOS WANTED
With or without title. Any
condition, make, year or model.
We pay up to $20,000. Free
HaroldU Corey, AutoE REST
NOW CAR THE BEST!
S RUNNING OR NOT,
TITLE OR NO TITLE
jMON.- SUN. 9AM- 9PM
WE PAY $400 TO
A FREE TOW 24/7
SE HABLA ESPANOL
2004 SEA RAY 240 SUNDECK.
Great family boat. Wakeboard
Many updates done. $29,000.
Call (727)422-1023. Must Sell.
95 BAYLINER 20'6", CHEVY
Motor, Low Hours, Aluminum
2/Axle Trailer, Asking $4,200.
TRAILER FOR 21' BOAT
Heavy duty. Used one time. Single
axle. Must sell. $1,000 OBO.
WET SLIPS FOR RENT
From 25'-55'. Sail Or Power. Easy
Access To Gulf. Madeira Beach.
Ample Parking. $7.55/Foot.
L&M DOCKSIDE Boat Repair
Full Mobile and Shop Service.
All makes/ models.
Licensed, Insured, since 1985.
14782 IMPERIAL POINT DRIVE
South, Largo 33774. Thursday
9:00AM-2:00PM. Entire Contents
of 4 Bedroom Home, Abundance
of Surprises. Respect Parking
100 FAMILIES --14720 113th
Avenue (Off Hamlin Blvd.), Largo.
RAIN OR SHINE!!
An Unusual Thrift Shop Full Of
Fine Things. Friday & Saturday,
8AM-12PM, 12601 Park Blvd.
Seminole. (727)391-2919. We
Accept Donations And Drop Offs
As Well. firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE
Friday & Saturday, 8AM-4PM
Belleair Village MHP
1025 Clearwater-Largo Road
EMBASSY MOBILE HOME Park
Community Yard Sale, Saturday,
January 26th, 8:00AM-1:00PM.
16416 US 19 North (Behind
FAMILY FUN DAY/SALE.
SATURDAY, 02/16. ENGLAND
BROTHERS PARK 5010 81ST
AVE. N, PINELLAS PARK
7:00AM-2:00PM. RENT A 10X10
SPOT $15. (727)528-7891.
HURRY SPOTS ARE LIMITED!
Flea Market White Elephant
Sale. Four Seasons Estates MHP.
13225 101st St. (Off Ulmerton Rd.,
Next To Largo Mall). Saturday,
January 26th. 8AM 'Til 1:00PM.
7:30AM. $1 Early Bird Entry!
Furniture, Clothes, Tools, Jewelry,
Raffles, Snack Bar, Homemade
Baked Goods. Free Golf Cart
HARBOR BLUFFS, Multifamily
407 Harborview Lane. West off In-
dian Rocks Road.
MULTI-FAMILY, FRI-SAT, 8-3
stained glass windows.
14656 Lowe Road, off Hamlin
Blvd. See Craigslist ad for details.
8950 PARK BLVD. @ PARK St.
Condo Assoc. Clubhouse Sale,
Sat., 9am-2pm. Furniture,
SAT, 9AM-1PM. SHADYLANE
Village MHP, Off Roosevelt on
Bolesta. Lunch Available. Baked
goods, electrical items, furniture,
large/ small treasures.
Great Sale! Friday & Saturday.
Clothing, Jewelry. Something For
Everyone!! 1100 East Bay,
Rec. Hall, Largo.
SAT-SUN, 8-2. FURNITURE;
Home, Patio, Office. Bar Stools,
Appliances, Chiminea, Grill, An-
tiques, Household, Electronics,
Tools, Mower. 765 115th Ave,
Sick of It?
might need it.
today for out
special rates to
Will do small, in-home repairs.
Call Bob Cotrone: 727-423-3754
Our Classified Dept. is
currently running great
advertising specials in:
REAL ESTATE SALES
REAL ESTATE RENTALS
ARTICLES FOR SALE
AUTO & BOAT SALES
Call our Classified advisers
today for more details.
Deadline is noon on Mondays.
vs (727) 397-5563
BEACON LEADER BEE
CHECK YOUR ADS THE FIRST DAY
In the event of error in any advertising, this publication
will not be financially responsible beyond the cost of the
advertisement in which the error appears. For advertise-
ment scheduled to run more than one time, this publica-
tion will not issue credit for errors beyond the first
Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. reserves the right to refuse
advertising copy deemed by the Publisher as objection-
able in any sense and to change the classification from
that ordered to conform to the policy of the publisher.
CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE
Too busy to call in to our office? Can't visit in person?
Order your classified ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily.
Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on "Place A Classified,"
complete & submit the form. A representative from the
classified dept. will follow up with you during regular office
hours to confirm your order and obtain payment information.
ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION
AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.
AHeating and Air Conditioning
Heain FSales Service & Installation
Florida On All Brands
Comfort Control Inc. On All Brands
Winter Wise Buys A/C & Heat
Pump Sales and Specials 5 SEER
Amana 15 SEER Heat Pump Systems "Installed"
2 Ton 12.5 Ton 3 Ton
$2,950 $3,400 $3,800
Includes Air Handler Unit, Condenser & Honeywell Digital Thermostat.
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PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT
We are looking for experienced, dependable CNAs/HHAs
to help our clients in Pinellas and Pasco counties.
We offer: Our Services Include:
SCompetitive Pay Companionship
SPaid Trainings Bathing and personal care
SFlexible Schedules Light Housekeeping
SMileage Reimbursement Meal preparation
SEmployer Paid Life Insurance Shopping, Dinners and more
Company Banking Benefits
Phone (727) 448-0900
We have cases available today!
EASYLIVING- HHA299992282 __
Earn $800 to $1,500 per month as an
independent distributor for the Tampa Bay Times.
Must be 8 years of age or olderwith valid Florida drivers cense, proof of insurance and dependable vehicle.
Call 866-498-4637 or visit tampabay.com/distributor
To Place An Ad
Call 397-5563 Fax 399-2042
24 Hour Classifieds
Display, Friday-5 p.m.
Line Ads, Monday-Noon
I AC Heaing
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HALE'S A/C SERVICE INC.
Reliable, Same-Day Service
On All Brands. Free Est. On
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LAFOREST Construction Inc.
Industrial. 40-Years' Experience.
State Certified. CGC1506817 W arrenville
Free Quote. (727)776-4866. HOME CENTER
SMALL JOBS TO BIG JOBS
State Certified. CBC-1256083.
CLASSIFIEDS 47-years' experience.
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Professional Services Available
* Design & Create Plans
* Residential Remodeling
* Room Additions
* Bathrooms & Kitchens
ALL WOOD Cabinets, Counter-
Free Estimates, Computer Design.
30 yrs. #C-9055. (727)391-0959.
Kustom Kitchen, Inc.
ALL WOOD CUIHEIS
38/Years. Made in our shop.
Reface, Repaint, Replace.
Complete Custom Cabinets:
Kitchens, Baths. Low Rates, Free
Estimates, All Work Guaranteed.
#C-8910. Carpenter's Corner of
Florida. Call (727)367-1450.
Don Bolam Enterprises, Inc.
Carpentry, Refacing, Repairs,
Doors, Moldings, etc.
44 yrs. in Pinellas. (727)443-3811.
DONE RIGHT CARPENTRY
Rotted wood replaced, doors,
drywall, molding, repairs,
Finish Carpenter. Serving Pinellas
27 years. Lic#C-5826. Insured.
Termite damage, drywall, texture,
move walls, interior remodel.
30+ years' experience.
30/Yrs. Finish Carpenter
Specializing in Crown Molding,
Coffered Ceilings, Mantles, Book-
cases, Wainscoting, Beadboard,
Columns/ Doorways, Kitchen
Cabinetry. Door Replacements.
Vince Mantegna Lic#C10576
CELTIC CARPET CLEANING
$99 Whole House Deep Clean!
Restrictions Apply. No Hidden
Charges! Call (727)290-7326.
LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM
& Hallway, $65. Also Furniture
Cleaning. Carpet Stretching
3 ROOMS $75, Deep Cleaning,
Low-Moisture Method, Fast
Drying. Tile and Grout Cleaning.
On The Spot. (727)479-5223.
CARPET REPAIRS BY TOM
Over 30-Years' Exp. in Pinellas.
Installation Available. Free Est.
Repairs, Re-stretches. Wood
Laminate, Carpet, Tile. Sales/
Service. Credit-cards accepted.
Repairs, Water Damage. Est.
1980. Prompt & Professional.
References. Sydow Ceilings,
*Water Damage Repair
Job completed in
one day with 'no mess'!
Lic. #CRC-1326471 Bonded,
Insured, Free Est.
Bowes Expert Ceramic Tile
WE TILE EVERYTHING!
Discounts available now on
bath/ kitchen remodeling!
Free Estimates. Insured.
Ceramic Life-Style, Inc.
HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM
Low, Low Prices!! Repairs, New
Installations. #C5760. WHY
WAIT? (727)399-0770. Visa/MC
Philip P. Ruch
Tile 8 Marble
20 Yrs. Exp.
Lic. & Ins. C8124
All Work Done By Myself
Tile & Marble-
33 YEARS EXPERIENCE
FREE ESTIMATES LIC. #C-10361
INSURED VISA/MC ACCEPTED
BOB 727-623-5504 123
If CLEAN Is What You Want,
CLEAN Is What You Get,
When You Call Georgette.
AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates.
Residential, foreclosures, move-in/
out. Honest, professional,
experienced. References/ Insured.
HEIDI'S DETAILED CLEANING
Service. 10-Years' Experience.
Licensed/ Insured/ Bonded,
10% OFF First-Time Service.
Gift certificates available.
Husband & Wife Cleaning Team
Homes, Offices, Motels, Vacation
Rentals. Quality Guaranteed.
SUNLIGHT HOME CLEANING
Service. Professional, Satisfaction
Guaranteed! Free Estimates.
20% Off Your First Order.
SWISS TOUCH CLEANING
Probably Not The Cheapest,
Absolutely The Best!
Serving Pinellas 14 Years.
MARK EVANS COMPUTERS
The foremost Experts that local IT
departments and other Computer
shops go to when they need
assistance. 14/years in business,
50+ computers in stock and
thousands of happy repeat
customers. We offer a rare
combination of Competence,
Trust, Value and Fast service.
Call for In-shop or Onsite Service
No problem we can't fix!
APPLE & PC Service & Repairs
Reasonable Rates. Satisfaction
Guaranteed! Call Rafe,
All Apple Michael McGurl
In Home Service, Hardware and
Software issues resolved
Data Recovery and
16 Yrs. Experience
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On-site, In-store, Remote.
Free Diagnostic & Estimate!
ST. PETE COMPUTERS
9150 49th Street N. Pinellas Park
Computer & Laptop Repair, Virus
& Spyware Removal. Tune-ups/
Data Transfer/ Upgrades.
Refurbished Computers, Laptops.
Visit www.stpetepc.com for
Coupon & Hardware Specials.
Onsite service available.
CONCRETE 'N BLOCK
DMQ Group. State-Certified
Quality Work, Reasonable Rates.
Complete Concrete, Block &
Paver Work. Driveways,
Sidewalks, Patios. Residential/
Commercial. David Will,
MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc.
20+ Years' Experience. Quality
Service. Driveways, Patios,
Patio Door Repair Specialist
"I Get Them Sliding Again"
No Installations. Angie's List
2007-2008, 2010-2011 Super
Service Award! (727)733-4353.
CUSTOM DRAPERIES &
Valances, Bedding, Cushions,
Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours.
Since 1981. (727)397-5708.
HAPPY DRYER Vent Cleaning
FREE Dryer Vent Inspection
Winter Special Only $69.99!
B. BLEVINS DRYWALL
No Job Too Small! Water
Damage, Ceilings, Texturing.
Free Estimates. #C-7872/lns.
CLEAN AND AFFORDABLE
Drywall Repair. LC Wall Systems,
Affordable Quality Work
24-Hour Service. Free Est.
Senior Discount. #ER0009230
STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC.
Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7
Emergency Service. LOW Rates!!
Senior Discounts. Since 1986.
I 1 Filr SERVwCE ALL :
HASENEY Electrical Services
Free Estimates. Best Rates
in Area. Senior Discounts.
Insured. ViSA/MC. EC13001677.
Jobs Discounted. Service
Upgrades, Fuses To Breakers,
Rewires, Additions, Residential/
$25 OFF ELECTRIC WORK
All Calls Answered.
No Job Too Small!
Lic. /Insured. EC13004626.
Military/ Senior Discounts.
For information on placing a network ad that will run throughout many of Florida's community newspapers,
contact the classified department at 727-397-5563, or via email at classifieds@TBNweekly.com
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dozers, Excavators. Local Job
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