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Results of Beach Trail study due Jan. 21 By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND The attorney for consultant Phil Graham told city commissioners Dec. 17 that he would present results of a study Jan. 21 on the cause of cracks in the citys $1.2 million Central Beach Trail. Kent Whittemore said results of a petrographic study, which examines the makeup of the trail concrete, would not be complete until the end of the year. He said between the holidays and the time necessary to present a report, the earliest date he could bring something to the City Commission would be in midto late-January. We have obtained the needed permits, completed the field work, obtained the core samples and patched the core areas, said Whittemore. The analysis of the core samples is currently underway. We anticipate the testing for the petrographic analysis of the cores will be complete and the results will be available by the end of the year. At that point, we will review and evaluate results and complete our report on the project. Mayor Bob Minning asked when the city could anticipate receiving the report. I dont think its going to be much longer than that (end of the year), Whittemore said. Unfortunately, we have Christmas and New Years around the corner. But Im pushing them (engineering firm). Theyre aware of how important it is to the city and my client. Commissioner Phil Collins asked if the first meeting in January would be a possibility. Whittemore said it would be difficult. Commissioner Alan Bildz said he believed the second meeting of the month (Jan. 21) would be more possible. If you want me to be here on the 21st, Ill be here on the 21st, said Whittemore. With the report? Bildz asked. Whittemore said most likely, but wouldnt guarantee a full report.Part of the issue is litigation which has been threatened (by the city), Whittemore said. So one of the things we have to evaluate is what the report says. We would like to disclose everything, but because of the threat of litigation I have to wait and see how it is phrased, what it says. I will give you a report by the 21st. Im not going to tell you right now that Im going to give you a copy of the report the engineers provide me. Im just trying Features Beaches . . . . . . . . . . .5A Business . . . . . . . . . .17A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . .10, 12A County . . . . . . . . . . .6-7A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-4B Faith & family . . . . . . . .18A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .8A Police . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .16A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .3A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .11A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .15A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Victor Wooten performs at the Largo Cultural Center Friday, Jan. 3. ... Page2B.ENTERTAINMENT See BEACH TRAIL, page 4AZoning hearing held Second public hearing planned for proposal to allow craft breweries in M-1 zoning district. ... Page 6A.Get the scoop about all the new movies opening in theaters. See Diversions.... Page 1BGrudge Match, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to open Volume XXXV,No. 38 December 26, 2013 www.TBNweekly.com 120513 *To qualify for the $50 bonus, you must be a new First Home Bank checking customer and qualied to open a checking account in accordance with our normal standards. You must establish direct deposit of your salary, pension, SSI or other regular monthly income, electronically deposited to your new account. You will receive your $50 bonus within 30 days of the date your rst direct deposit is received. All other account terms pertaining to the particular checking account you choose will apply, including the minimum deposit to open an account, which is $100. This offer applies to personal accounts only. The $50 bonus will be reported to the IRS in accordance with applicable law.Get $50CerticateOpen a new checking account with direct deposit and receive $50.*727-394-BANK (2265)9190 Seminole Blvd, Seminole FL 33772 5250 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 13611 Park Blvd. Suite G, Seminole 475-7866Look for our ad in this edition!090513Nadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A. Call Today For All Your Dental Needs May You Hear The Beautiful Sounds of The Christmas Season and Ringing in Of The New Year!Joyous Greetings fromBob Evans Hearing CentersClearwater Seminole St. Petersburg 122613 Photo by JIM LAYFIELDThe Seminole High School Warhawks took first place in the Pinellas Park Holiday Parades high school marching band competition on Dec. 14. For more parade photos, see Page 10A. Spreading holiday cheer Photo by BOB McCLUREThe Central Beach Trail in Treasure Island has been plagued by cracks since it first opened in March. Council approves funds for roadway resurfacing project By TIFFANY RAZZANOSEMINOLE At its Dec. 17 meeting, the City Council approved the use of approximately $100,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for the resurfacing of several Seminole roadways in 2014. Through its pavement management system, the Public Works Department analyzed city streets and identified those in need of maintenance in the new year: 87th Avenue, 108th Street, 110th Street, 111th Street, Temple Terrace, Valencia Terrace, Freedom Boulevard and Temple Avenue. Most of them are east and northeast of City Hall, said City Manager Frank Edmunds. Each year, Public Works physically inspects roadway surfaces throughout the city to determine those in need of work, said Jeremy Hockenbury, Public Works director. The city of Seminole currently piggybacks on the contract Manatee County has with Asphalt Paving Systems for roadway repair and preservation. APS has submitted a proposal for $99,999.02 to the city per a pre-determined contract pricing schedule. The city sets aside $100,000 annually for the resurfacing. The two-part process will begin in early 2014, either January or February, Hockenbury said. First, cracks in the roads will be sealed. Then, after this work is allowed to set for a couple of months, APS comes back to micro pave the roads, which leaves behind a smooth topcoat. This is the more cost-effective way, Hockenbury said. [Crack sealing] keeps the base from failing from water intrusion and micro paving preserves the road and the base. In other action items, the council: approved the sale of beer and/or wine by a Seminole-based nonprofit organization at the 2014 Pow Wow Festival, which will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9. authorized the purchase of two 2013 Ford Transit Connect utility vans for Public Works. The vans, purchased from Bartow Ford by way of a city of Tampa competitively solicited bid, will cost $28,139 each and $56,278 total, and will be purchased with CIP funds.Redington Beach OKs fitness camp By MELINDA GREENEREDINGTON BEACH Town commissioners gave their approval Dec. 17 for the use of Town Hall for a JumpStart Fit Camp. The camp is an all-day event that begins at 6:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Most of the activities will take place on the beach, but event organizer, Jodi Jantomaso, a former Redington Beach resident, came before the commission seeking permission to use Town Hall, in particular its kitchen facilities, for food preparation and storage. The commission was amenable to the request but had asked that certain requirements be met before agreeing to donate the space. Although Jantomaso was not present at last weeks meeting, she prepared a proposal in which she agreed to pay the town a refundable $200 cleaning and damage fee and a $22 per hour staffing fee for a maximum of four hours. The cost to attend is $99 and most of the days proceeds, according to Jantomaso, will go toward the Caregiving Youth Project, a nonprofit organization that offers help and support to teenagers who are the sole caretakers of their terminally ill or disabled, single parents. Included in the days events are a beach hike, exercises, games, prizes and a cooking demonstration plus a 45-minute post-event fitness evaluation. There will be morning energy snacks, an organic brunch and an afternoon smoothie bar. Dr. Stacey Robinson, a St. Petersburg physician in private practice, will deliver a talk on Gut Health and Reducing Inflammation. The itinerary is geared for participants at all levels of physical fitness. In other matters, Public Works Director Mark Davis informed the commission via memo that he recently contacted additional contractors for bids on replacement of the storm drain near 155th Avenue and Redington Drive. The current drainpipe is 12 inches wide and 120 feet in length and considered undersized and outdated in design. Compounding the problem is that it empties into a thicket of mangroves instead of Boca Ciega Bay. The pipe fills with sand and other debris, causing street flooding during heavy rains. State laws protect mangroves and removing or cutting them often requires going through much red tape. The new pipe also will need a new seawall for proper support an additional factor that will be included in the projects overall cost. Keystone Excavators, last month, tendered a bid of $34,200 for the project. In addition, Davis has cited a problematic drain located on Sixth Street, which also will need to be addressed at the same time. The commission plans to discuss the project and entertain any additional bids after the new year. Another matter requiring attention, though not as imminent, is the need to replace the north seawall at the 161st Avenue causeway. For this, the town recently received a bid of $164,750 from Gibson Marine Construction; this estimate was acquired by happenstance while the company was working nearby on another project. Watering restrictions start Dec. 26 By SUZETTE PORTER Beginning Dec. 26, Pinellas County residents must go back to a once-a-week watering schedule. The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board declared a Phase II Water Shortage Dec. 17. Due to reduced river levels and increasing water supply concerns, the board voted to implement one-day-per-week watering restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Hours when watering is allowed also is reduced. Restrictions for lawn watering will be in effect throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties through at least March 1, 2014. We are asking residents to be prudent with their water use, especially outdoor irrigation, at this time, Swiftmud Chairman Carlos Beruff said. During the winter months you can often skip a week or more, as most lawns and landscape plants do not need as much water. Pinellas County Utilities customers using potable, well, lake or pond water may irrigate one day a week (Monday to Friday) before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. according to the following schedule: Addresses ending in 0 or 1 may only water on Mondays Addresses ending in 2 or 3 may only water on Tuesdays See WATER, page 7ASEMINOLERec Center plans Lightning day tripJoin the Seminole Recreation Center for a day trip to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the San Jose Sharks Saturday, Jan. 18. The trip leaves from the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., at 12:15 p.m. and will return at 6 p.m.... Page 3A.COMMUNITYLocal authorAuthor and longtime Largo resident Laura L. Sullivan could be described as a childrens novelist; her middle school fantasies Under the Green Hill and Guardian of the Green Hill are among her best-known work. But the description doesnt cover the scope of genres Sullivan writes within. ... Page 14A.OUTDOORSDolphin WatchPeople who have lived in the same town for a long time have an exacting way to acknowledge their long-term friends and acquaintances. Ride with them as a passenger sometime. Watch how, when they drive past a friend going in the opposite direction, they either raise all four fingers off the steering wheel briefly or nod faintly by raising the chin. The pure subtlety of these greeting gestures broadcasts their great familiarity with their community.... Page 8A.BEACHESSt. Pete Beach OKs sewage pumpCity commissioners took a giant step toward fixing the citys crippled sewage system Dec. 19 by approving $528,000 for the installation of new pumps at Master Pump Station No. 1. ... Page 5A.VIEWPOINTSDebra SaundersDrug offenders sentence was excessive, columnist says. Page 15A.

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Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., is hosting a Zumba Glow Bash on Friday, Dec. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Join local Zumba instructors and light up the dance floor with a variety of Latin rhythms. Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. This event is appropriate for all ages and abilities. For additional information, call 391-8345.Registration underway for Group Fitness ChallengeSEMINOLE The citys Recreation Division is registering participants for the second Seminoles Group Fitness Challenge, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 31, at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Cost for the program is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Price includes a calendar of free fitness classes, and bingo cards for a T-shirt and other weekly prizes. Call 391-8345 for more information.Sunday Musicale setSEMINOLE The Friends of the Seminole Library presents its next Sunday Musicale, Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. This months event will feature The Toy Boat Band with vocalist Linda Jane. This event is free and open to the public.Senior luncheon plannedSEMINOLE The citys Tropical Oasis senior luncheon will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Keith Coleman, The Beach Guy, will perform. The Clubhouse Restaurant will provide the luncheons meal, which will consist of ham and all the fixings. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased by Friday, Jan. 10. Recreation card not needed. Contact Kristyn at 391-8345 for more information.Rec Center plans day trip to Lightning gameSEMINOLE Join the Seminole Recreation Center for a day trip to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the San Jose Sharks Saturday, Jan. 18. The trip leaves from the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., at 12:15 p.m. and will return at 6 p.m. Cost is $52 for members and $57 for nonmembers. Price includes transportation, club endzone ticket and parking. Contact Kristyn at 391-8345 for more information.Childrens martial arts program offeredSEMINOLE The Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N., offers a martial arts program for children ages 5 through 12 on Mondays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Master Ryan Dean, a 7th degree black belt Okinawan instructor who teaches at the Dojo Academy in Largo, leads classes. Cost is $45 per month for members and $67.50 per month for nonmembers. For more information, call 391-8345.Free West Coast Swing dance lessons offeredSEMINOLE Free West Coast Swing dance lessons are offered on Fridays, 6 p.m., at Crystal Blue Ballroom, 10527 Park Blvd. N. Lessons are free for anyone under the age of 30. Call Renee at 698-0171 for more information.Youth basketball league registration underwaySEMINOLE Registration for the City of Seminole Recreation Divisions annual youth basketball league will run through the last week of January. Registration is open for boys and girls 9to 14years-old. The season runs from January through May. Cost for the league is $80 for recreation members and $120 for nonmembers. There also will be a noncompetitive instructional basketball program for children 7and 8-years-old. The cost for this program is $40 for recreation members and $60 for nonmembers. The basketball program is also looking for volunteer basketball coaches. Call 397-6085 or visit www.myseminole.com for more information.Seminole Recreation offers new Family Yoga, Hip Hop classesSEMINOLE Two new classes are offered at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Family Yoga takes place Fridays, 6 to 7 p.m., and Hip Hop takes place Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7 p.m. Family Yoga is for ages 3 years and older. Strengthen family bonds and cultivate strength with this yoga practice that is especially designed for everyone in the family. Cost for members is $5 per person per class and $7.50 for nonmembers. Hip Hop classes are for children ages 6 to 10. Children will develop coordination, balance, and increase self-confidence while learning new and hip dances. Cost for members is $40 per month and $60 for nonmembers. For more information, call 391-8345.Kiwanis Breakfast Club meets Tuesday morningsSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. On the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the group features speakers from different organizations. Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 3198343 for more information. Around Seminole Photo courtesy of KADI TUBBSThe Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast provided lunch for approximately 200 Special Olympians, coaches and parents on Dec. 7. The club members grilled hot dogs and served chips, apples and soft drinks to the Olympians. Since the early 1980s the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast has been sponsoring this event. In June, Pinellas County Special Olympics presented the club with the Emily Brazeal Award, which recognizes individuals and groups that have supported Special Olympics in the county. Pictured, from left, are club members David Green, event chairman Jim Allen, Loren Price and Bob Root serving lunch to individuals with the Special OlympicsKiwanis serve Special Olympians Follow The Beacon

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Beacon, December 26, 20134A Community Beach briefsPhoto seminar set at Seabird SanctuaryINDIAN SHORES Photographers will have an opportunity to learn a few pointers from photographer Michael Leonard Saturday Dec. 28, noon to 4 p.m., at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd. The event is open to the public any age. Beginners with new cameras especially welcome. Those participating will come away understanding important concepts about a digital camera like white balance, image size, lighting, file types and other tips that improve photography. Suggested donations are $15 per person and $25 per family. Proceeds will go to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary need your support. All funds received for this one day event are guaranteed to go exclusively for helping to support the seabird population at the sanctuary. Leonard is an award winning photographer from Portland, Maine. He has done work for National Geographic Wild and the Weather Channel, is active in photography clubs, the Photographic Society of America, member of North American Photoshop Professionals, leads an Adobe User Group, active in Photo Safaris and his work can be seen calendars, television advertising, annual reports, maps, text books, and in many tourist magazines in Maine. For more information, contact Mike Leonard at 207-253-2250, 207-846-4897 or 207-615-9250.Beaches Chamber plans candidates forumST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans a candidates forum for Congressional District 13 seat Monday, Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m., at the TradeWinds Island Resort. Republican primary candidates expected are Mark Bircher, David Jolly and Kathleen Peters. Others candidates include independent Michael Levinson and Libertarian Lucas Overby. Since this is a primary forum, Democratic candidate Alex Sink will not be present. The Republican primary is March 11. RSVP by contacting Doug at 360-6957 or Doug@TampaBayBeaches.com.Best of Lights winners namedSOUTH PASADENA The City of South Pasadena Beautification Committee selected the following winners and runner ups for the 2013 Best of Lights Contest: Single Family, first place, Ray and Jamie McPherson 6907 Grande Vista Way S.; Runner-up, Donald Davis, 7057 Sunset Dr. S. Multi-dwelling, first place, Shore Crest Condominiums, 1847 Shore Drive S.; runner-up, Shore Plaza Condominiums, 1893 Shore Drive S. Commercial, first place, Health & Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins View, 1820 Shore Drive S.; runner-up, Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Ave. S. Framed certificates will be presented to the winners and runners-ups at the citys regular commission meeting on Jan. 14, 7 p.m.Safe boating class offered in MadeiraMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets Saturday, Jan. 4. Others classes are planned Feb. 1 and March 1. The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices. Classes cover subjects such as navigating the waterways, operating a boat safely, legal regulations, what to do in an emergency, getting to know your boat and information you need to know before getting underway. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certificate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. Experienced U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors teach all classes. For more information, call 391-5185.Saltwater fishing class plannedMADEIRA BEACH Charter boat captain David Zalewski plans a 5-week recreational fishing course beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Madeira Beach City Marina, 503 150th Ave. Each session will meet on Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Some of the subjects to be covered include selection and use of tackle, electronics, bottom fishing, both live bait and hardware trolling, artificial reefs, and cleaning and cooking fish. Class size is limited. The fee is $50. For reservations, call 397-8815 or email Lucky too2@aol.com.Friday market opens in Treasure IslandTREASURE ISLAND The annual Friday Morning Market is underway at Treasure Island Community Park and will continue through early April. The event, which features a variety of vendors, is open each Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.Masters swim program set at Aquatics CenterST. PETE BEACH Are you interested in participating in your first triathlon, but have little swimming background? Were you a swimmer in high school, but havent gotten into the pool since? Are you a top-notch triathlete looking for technique work and stroke analysis? If so, join a diverse group of swimmers for early morning workouts and coaches on deck at every practice. Try a workout for free your first time. Contact Christie Bruner to reserve a spot at 727-637-7913. Cost is $30 pool fee and $40 coaching fee due on the first of each month. Participants must have current U.S. Masters registration. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at the City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.Beaches Chamber dinner slatedST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd. The event begins with a cocktail reception and business expo at 4:30 p.m., followed by the program and dinner at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is serving as the states first female attorney general after serving more than 18 years in the Hillsborough County State Attorneys Office. The cost is $65 per member or $75 per future members. The cost includes a drink ticket and full dinner. For information or to register, call Jennifer McKenney at 360-6957 or email RSVP@tampabay beaches.com. Madeira Social Club meets monthlyMADEIRA BEACH Madeira Beach Social Club meets the first Monday each month at 1 p.m. at Madeira Beach City Hall. Everyone is invited to join the festivities, refreshments and entertainment. In addition to its monthly meetings, club members get together for bridge, canasta and trips to local attractions. Members do not have to live in Madeira Beach. Membership dues are $10 a year. Call Dianne for more information at 397-3434.SPB offers BOGO deal on aquatic membershipsST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal on its six-month memberships. The offer is valid from Jan. 1 to March 1. The offer is valid on the purchase of a child, adult, senior or family 6-month pass. Each pass provides access to the heated pool with lap swimming, sun bathing, picnic areas, two tubular water slides, a childrens splash zone and much more. For more information, visit www.spbrec.com or call 363-9264.Seabird Sanctuary has volunteer opportunitiesINDIAN SHORES The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd., seeks to revamp its volunteer program and is looking for passionate folks to help. General volunteers are needed for greeting visitors, feeding birds, grounds maintenance, working in the gift shop, answering injured bird calls and fundraising. A volunteer skills and interests will be matched as best as possible to available opportunities. For more information, contact Josh Thomas at 391-2473 or email marketing@seabirdsanctuary .com.Madeira Beach seeks volunteersMADEIRA BEACH The city of Madeira Beach has opportunities for volunteers to assist city staff at City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. Volunteer hours are flexible. City Hall hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After a period of orientation, volunteers will be asked to answer the telephone, respond to walk-in and phone inquiries, disseminate resident and visitor information, help residents register for parking permits, special events and tournaments, give directions and provide help with mailings. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Jim Black at 407-831-6034.Auxiliary selling personalized bricksMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Madeira Beach is selling personalized bricks to honor veterans. The bricks will be used in its military memorial wall and mural. Bricks are available in 4-inch by 8-inch and 8inch by 8-inch sizes. They will be engraved by laser and permanently mounted to the entire wall surrounding the mural. The bricks will display the name, highest rank, branch of service and dates of service of the veteran. The Auxiliary is located at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Call 391-5185 for prices and to place an order.to be candid and straight forward with the Commission.Collins said litigation is the last thing the city wants. We on this board, myself and my colleagues, have a great number of people we need to answer to as well, said Collins. Hopefully a decision can come on this soon and its something both sides can live with. Minning took it a step further and asked Whittemore to be prepared to present resolutions, not just a cause. Its one thing to understand the cause but I would hope at the meeting on the 21st that youre prepared to present to the city an alternative that ranges from do nothing to completely tear it up, said Minning. If theres something in between, I think its imperative at the meeting on the 21st that you be prepared to present that. Thats because were interested in a solution. You guys are interested in a cause. I hear you, said Whittemore. I dont know what my schedule is for the 21st. I will either be here or have a written report ready for you. Were not going to drop the ball and ignore it. We will do our best to get what you need. In the meantime, Whittemore said Graham has met with officials at Biltmore Construction Co., contractor for the trail, to discuss possible fixes. The Beach Trail, which extends from the Bilmar Beach Resort north to the Residence Inn by the Marriott, opened in March and within three weeks cracks appeared in the walkway and walls. Slowly, the number began to increase. Graham said his teams count in October had the number at 265. Graham, president of Phil Graham Landscape Architecture, provided design services for the trail. Coastal Technology Corp. provided structural engineering services.Variance OKdCity commissioners granted a variance Dec. 17, allowing Britts Pizza, 10709 Gulf Blvd., to continue parking cars in front of the business. Under terms of the variance, Britts must give up one parking space on Gulf Boulevard, going from five to four spaces. For safety reasons, the four spaces must be angled at 75 degrees and be used only for compact vehicles. Last March, the owners of Britts built a wood deck outside the business, next to the parking area on Gulf Boulevard before receiving approval from the city. The deck forced the move of five parking spaces from near the front door, closer to Gulf Boulevard. The deck provided additional seating for the restaurant, which increased the number of parking spaces necessary under city code to 38. In May, the city passed a parking variance cutting that number to 35. In August, the citys Planning and Zoning Board expressed concerns over the safety of having five parking spaces so close to Gulf Boulevard. At that time, the board suggested a switch to four angled spaces and narrowing the deck from 8 to 5 feet. The board later reversed itself and allowed the 8-foot deck.Site plan extensionCommissioners passed a resolution allowing a six-month extension of a site plan approval for a duplex under construction at 10348 Gulf Blvd. Margaret Kurpe explained to city staff that her husband, Paul Kurpe, has been traveling quite a bit domestically and internationally for business and the couple has not had time to complete building plans with the designer. The Kurpes originally received a 12-month site plan approval Dec. 20, 2012.Drainage workCommissioners awarded a contract for $255,315 to Kamminga and Roodvoets Inc., of Tampa for drainage improvements in Sunset Beach. The area affected sits between West Gulf Boulevard, Bayshore Boulevard, 81st Avenue and the intersection of West Gulf Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard to the north. The city will be responsible for 50 percent of the cost with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.Bridge updateThe new bridge to the Isle of Palms will be finished in a few days but faulty railing on the south side of the bridge will not be replaced until mid-January. For that reason, the bridge will remain open temporarily to a single lane of traffic. The work will take about 10 days to complete, said Public Works Director Jim Murphy. The city is tentatively planning bridge dedications for the Palms and Capri bridges on the same day toward the end of January. No date has been set. BEACH TRAIL, from page 1A By FRANK DROUZASLARGO In the age of electronic readers, gargantuan chain stores and online retail sites, independent used bookstores are becoming endangered species. Yet Book Bank is one such store thats still managing to keep its head above water. The store, at 13002 Seminole Blvd., first opened in Largo Mall in 1992 but moved across the street to the Piccadilly Square plaza two and a half years ago. Though about half the size of its original location, it still feels spacious as light floods in through the glass door and windows and fills the 2,000-square-foot shop with Florida sunshine. Amy Schmaedeke, the owner since 1998, believes her store provides a warm, inviting ambience for her customers. Its a very pleasant atmosphere. Theres no stress or hassle. People come in because they want to relax and browse, she said. She admitted that she has noticed a definite decline in business. We are the last independent bookstore in this area, she said. Schmaedeke speculated that the steady rise of e-readers is a big reason why so many used bookstores are disappearing. She also counted the onslaught of Internet retailers over the past several years as another reason why the relatively few small book stores still around are having a tough time staying afloat. Furthermore, corporate chain stores pose another obstacle for momand-pop operations like Book Bank. Often people gravitate to these super stores to not just pick up the latest Dan Brown offering, but to shop for toys, games, music, electronics and DVDs. So aside from used books, what is it that small stores can offer the consumer that perhaps the big stores like Barnes & Noble and BooksA-Million cant? Personal customer service, Schmaedeke replied without hesitation. We have more time for the customer. Schmaedeke, with her soft, friendly voice and smiling brown eyes, is a people person who loves her job. Originally from Malaysia, she moved to Europe and lived in Germany for 20 years, but never got used to the cold weather. Seeking a balmier climate, she finally moved to sunny Florida in 1997. I love the beach! Thats why I came to Florida, she said. Malaysia and Florida are not that different. I grew up by the ocean. I love swimming. But as much as she loves the outdoors, she believes that spending so much time surrounded by books has been quite rewarding for her. Its like getting a free college education, she said, and laughed. Im now probably a Ph.D. Ive learned so much from reading, whether its business, history, cooking, whatever. She also has an affinity for learning languages. I speak fluent German, a little French and a little Spanish, she said. As for all the genres of books she stocks, Schmaedeke affirmed that romance sells the best, but suspense/mystery novels are not far behind. Though most of Book Banks roughly 30,000 titles are used, it does carry a sizeable portion of new fiction, nonfiction and childrens books that arrive on the release date. The store issues credit for trade-ins and will offer anywhere from 5Bookstore owner believes in the personal touchcents to two dollars of credit per book. The staff is also happy to do special orders for new and used books. Occasionally the store holds events such as book signings, which have included some well-known authors autographing books and spending actual face time with booklovers. Tim Dorsey comes once every year, Schmaedeke said cheerfully, and mentioned that his next appearance will be in February 2014. In an increasingly digital world where readers can summon the Scottish moors of Macbeth, the Mississippi River of Huck Finn and the magical world of Harry Potter just by tapping smartphone screens, Schmaedeke is glad that some folks still seek the human touch. I love the fact that we have a lot of repeat customers, very loyal customers that have been coming to see us ever since the store opened over 20 years ago, she said, smiling. Seeing familiar faces is always nice. Contact Book Bank at books@bookbankusa.com or 588-0474. Owner Amy Schmaedeke, left, helps a customer at Book Bank, a used bookstore at 13002 Seminole Blvd., in Largo. Here and There Here and ThereCountryside hosts biography film seriesCLEARWATER The Countryside Library, 2741 S.R. 580, will host its 2014 Big Screen Biography film series. The films will be shown every Wednesday at 2 p.m. The topics and dates are as follows: Jan. 8 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Jan. 15 Rachel Carson Jan. 22 Roberto Clemente Jan. 29 Sir Edmund Hillary Feb. 5 David Bowie Feb. 12 Susan Boyle Feb. 19 Edward R. Murrow Feb. 26 Louis Armstrong March 5 Graham Greene March 12 Zora Neale Hurston March 19 Claude Monet March 26 Elvis Presley April 2 Nefertiti April 9 Whitney Houston April 16 Archimedes April 23 Admiral Chester Nimitz April 30 Nikola Tesla May 7 I.M. Pei May 14 Frederick Olmstead May 21 Aldous Huxley May 28 Agatha Christie June 4 Ben & Jerrys June 11 Will Smith June 18 Arnold Schwarzenegger June 25 Harlem GlobetrottersParkinsons support group meetsLARGO The Starkey Parkies, a Parkinsons Support Group, meets Thursday, Jan. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road. The support group is under the direction of Marcy McCall, a patient advocate and education and research writer for the Parkinsons Research Foundation. The meeting includes a program, refreshments, socialization and fellowship. Conference on World Affairs set for Feb. 13-15ST. PETERSBURG The second annual St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, a cooperative venture of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg together with a group of civic-minded area residents headed by U.S. Ambassador Douglas McElhaney, will be held Feb. 1315 at the University Student Center in downtown St. Petersburg. Panels of diplomats, military, media, and academic experts, will discuss critical international issues of the day. The public is cordially See HERE AND THERE, page 12A

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Examples include breweries with tasting rooms and operations that would like to sell and dispense their product for onsite and offsite consumption as permitted by state law. These activities can be important marketing elements for a manufacturing/distribution operation, the LPA said. Currently, county code only allows dispensing of alcoholic beverages within zoning districts C-1 (neighborhood commercial district), C-2 (general retail commercial and limited services district), C-3 (commercial, wholesale, warehousing and limited services district), CP (commercial parkway district) and IPD (industrial, planned development district), but not M-1 (light manufacturing and industry district). However, code does allow manufacturers in M-1 zones to sell their products on a retail basis as long as the retail use is an accessory to the primary use and does not exceed 25 percent of the building area. The LPA and the countys Planning and Development Services staff recommend amending the code to allow retail sale and dispensing of alcoholic beverages in the M-1 zoning district. A report from the LPA states that allowing dispensing for on-premises and off-premises consumption could enhance market potential and offer community vitality and contribute to the local economy. Standards within the code address noise and traffic concerns and should not be a problem, the LPA said. County staff and the LPA agree that the amendment is consistent with the countys Comprehensive Plan and its goals and policies, including the Planning to Stay Element, Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element and the Economic Element. The Planning to Stay Element seeks to improve the countys appeal as a place to live and work and targets improving the quality of the urban and natural environment, while protecting community character, supporting economic development and enhancing the lives of all segments of the countys population. Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element targets improving the quality of life by creating diverse and walkable destinations with choices in housing, services, workplaces and travel modes. The Economic Element focuses on achieving a business climate that promotes and supports local business retention, expansion and diversity.Tips for Target customersExperts give advice on protecting financial information By SUZETTE PORTERFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitoring their financial activity in light of the latest security breach at Target stores nationwide. Those who swiped debit or credit cards at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 should be especially cautious, Bondi said in a press release. Target confirmed the security breach in a statement released Dec. 19. We began investigating the incident as soon as we learned of it, according to a statement posted at Target.com. We have determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the cards expiration date and CVV. Target said it was working with a leading third-party forensics firm to investigate the incident and examine additional measures to help prevent incidents in the future. Target informed the public that it had alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after the unauthorized access was confirmed. We are putting our full resources behind these efforts, Target said in its statement. Target recommends that consumers closely review account statements and take advantage of free credit reports. Consumers who discover any suspicious or unusual activity on their accounts or suspect fraud should report it immediately to their financial institutions. Better Business Bureau also offered some advice for Target customers. First of all, if you used a credit card at Target in the past few weeks, dont panic, said Carrie Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. You are not liable for any fraudulent charges on your account, and there are some simple things you can do to make sure your card was not used fraudulently. Target has already issued a warning for consumers and is working with banks and credit card issuers to alert them to which numbers were stolen, Hurt added. You can expect to hear from your bank if your card information is identified as having been compromised, and you can always call the customer service number on your card if you have a question. Bondi and BBB offer the following tips to help keep financial information safe. Closely monitor credit and banking activity to identify any potential unauthorized transactions. If such transactions are found, contact your financial institution immediately. Keep all receipts so you can cross-reference them with your credit and banking statements. To place a fraud alert or check a credit report, call one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, 1-800-525-6285; Experian, 1-888-397-3742; or Transunion, 1-800-680-7289. If you suspect you are the victim of identity theft, call your local law enforcement agency. For more information about identity theft, visit www.consumer .gov/idtheft, or call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338). Commissioners action may avert condominium war By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Residents of Kalmia Condominium No. 5, a 55plus facility in Clearwater, petitioned Pinellas County in October for a vacation of a portion of right-of-way on Ottawa Road and Skyview Avenue in the Gates Knoll subdivision. The residents say prostitutes and drug dealers are using their parking lot. For safetys sake, they want to put up a gate and restrict access. But the neighbors, residents of Kalmia Condos, 1-4, object to the plan. They want the road left open. They prefer using the back way on Ottawa Road to the main entrance on Highland Avenue due to heavy traffic. They are concerned about access for emergency response. And they say that others, including people living on Ottawa, use the access to cut through to Highland. But, Kalmia No. 5 says people using the access are trespassing on their property. They say they should be able to close the access to provide better security in the parking lot. Residents of each condominium own their building. There is no joint ownership. Roadways are shared by an agreement put in place when the buildings were constructed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, except for the parking lot owned by Kalmia No. 5. The buildings also have separate ownership associations. They share responsibility for recreation space. Peter Graham, an attorney representing Kalmia No. 5, told commissioners that problems were continuing in the parking lot. He said strangers were using the secluded area day and night for drug and sexual activities and then throwing trash from such activities out the window. He said attempts to work with Clearwater police to solve the problem had been unsuccessful. The county commission first heard the case Oct. 8, but decided to continue it until December to give time for the parties to talk and come to an agreement. Both sides also had said that many of the residents were snowbirds and not yet back for the season. Graham reported that the parties had met Dec. 2 but were unable to agree. The other condominium owners are trespassing on Kalmia No. 5s property, which is the basis of our opposition, he said. Approval of the vacation would allow Kalmia Mo. 5 to have control over their property to help with its security problem. Twenty-year Kalmia No. 5 resident Judy De Vries said the problem had been ongoing for the past three to four years. But it has really multiplied, she said. De Vries and other women from Kalmia #5 met with Clearwater police, but she said it didnt result in many answers. The police recommended that the condominium owners put up signs. De Vries said they put up three, which say trespassers would be arrested if they didnt leave the parking lot when told. However, police advised them it was not safe to approach the vehicles. Kalmia No. 5 put in a speed bump to try to alleviate the problem. While they were gone over the summer it was removed, she said. Were the only one of four buildings with a parking lot, she said. The rest have parking in front of their buildings and easy access out the main entrance. James Proud, president of Kalmia No. 5s homeowners association, said there had been problems with the parking lot for the 14 years he had lived there. Its always been a problem and weve done several things to counteract it, he said. They put in lights, installed the speed bump, which was removed, and installed signs. Nothing worked, he said. He said he observes cars pulling up side-by-side and exchanging packages. He said prostitutes bring their customers to the parking lot. I think we have the right to protect our property, he said. Weve tried to work with the other buildings with no cooperation whatsoever. Attorney Brandon Huffman, representing Kalmia Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, said the residents were opposed due to safety issues. He said putting up a barricade to block entrance through the back of the complex would hamper access by emergency personnel, who often frequent the facilities due to the population of elderly residents. He said most likely the prostitutes and drug dealers are coming to Kalmia #5s property via Highland Avenue, not Ottawa Road. He said the parking lot was attractive to them because it was secluded. He reminded the commission that a vacation should be granted only if it was in the best interest of the public. He added that this vacation was not in the best interest of everyone who lives in Kalmia and others who use Ottawa Road to travel through the complex to get to Highland Avenue. This has created a divide in the community, he said. Huffman said the only contact between the condominium associations was the Dec. 2 meeting hurriedly called before this meeting after you told them to work it out in October. He said the only proposal presented was to split the costs, estimated at $15,000, to install an electric gate, approximately $3,000 to $5,000 per building. He said there was no talk about the cost of maintenance or other costs. Huffman presented one solution and that was to deed the road to Kalmias Recreation Association with shared membership. Doug Friend, who lives in Kalmia No. 4, said residents had used the exit on Ottawa Road for years. He said many preferred to use it as opposed to the main entrance. Were always had egress, he said. Graham agreed that the road had probably been used since day one, but said it has never been designed to provide access to buildings 1 through 4. He said his clients had not designed the complex, but owned the parking lot and the area west of the parking lot. He said it wasnt fair for everyone to use property that only Building 5 is responsible to maintain. I dont want to start a real neighborhood war, Commissioner Karen Seel said after all the homeowners had their say. A motion by Commissioner Janet Long to approve the vacation died without a second. Commissioner Norm Roche then suggested vacation of only a portion of the area the northern triangle located in the parking lot outside the access road. His concern is for a fire hydrant located within the area. Commissioner Susan Latvala said she would support the motion but asked that the condominium owners continue talking to see if something could be worked out to keep the area safer and maintain egress. And can we communicate to Clearwater police the concerns expressed by our citizens, Commissioner Charlie Justice added. County Administrator Bob LaSala agreed to do so.

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County 7A Beacon, December 26, 2013 122613 7 Things You Must Know Before Putting Your Home Up For SaleSEMINOLE A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 step system that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in todays market. The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers dont get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned andworse financially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market. As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled The 9 step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar. To order a FREE Special Report, visit www.7MustKnowThings.com or To Hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-800-450-7064 and enter 1000. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to find out how you can get the most money for your home.This Free report is courtesy of Future Home Realty. Not intended to solicit properties currently listed. Copyright 2013122613 Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may only water on Wednesdays Addresses ending in 6 or 7 may only water on Thursdays Addresses ending in 8 or 9 may only water on Fridays Rights-of-way, common areas and other no address locations may only water on Fridays The water shortage declaration also places the restrictions for the following: Watering of new lawns and plants must follow an establishment period exemption schedule Sprinkler-like devices used on a lawn for recreational purposes shall be limited to the lawn and landscape restrictions Recreational devices such as wading pools, water slides, etc. shall discharge or empty onto a lawn or landscape area that requires irrigation Homeowners associations and other entities must suspend any requirement to replace lawns or engage in other activity that increases water use Residents who water by hand or use micro-irrigation can still water any day within the allowed hours. Swiftmud said that the tighter watering restrictions take into account that the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir is currently under renovation, meaning that water from the Alafia River was not able to be stored during the summer rainy season for use during the subsequent dry season. The C.W. Bill Young Reservoir is a major water supply source for Hillsbor-Starting Dec. 26, Pinellas County residents can water their lawns and landscape plants only once a week according to a set schedule based on address. WATER, from page 1Aough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Pinellas County officials say if conditions do not improve, more aggressive conservation action may become necessary, including stringent enforcement, such as issuing citations or fines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Climate Control Center predicts that precipitation will be below normal in much of Tampa Bay including Pinellas County through at least the end of March with a chance of a more normal rain pattern beginning in April or May. Swiftmud can change water restrictions at any time and with little notice. Utilities customers are responsible for staying up to date on restrictions and watering schedules. Violations may result in a $193 fine. Pinellas County Utilities can sign up to receive email notifications to subscribed customers when schedules change as a courtesy. Dont miss these important notifications. Customers are encouraged to go to www.pinellas county.org/utilities and click on the Utilities My eAccount button to add or update their email address. For more information, contact Customer Service at 464-4000. County residents who are not customers of Pinellas County Utilities should check with their water provider for watering schedules and other information. County news Pinellas County tackles flood insurance CLEARWATER Pinellas County is creating a coalition of community leaders to work on issues surrounding changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program. In a letter from County Commission chairman Ken Welch, written on behalf of the Pinellas County Commission, he states that the group effort is to develop a cooperative, broad-based and data driven approach to dealing with the issues. A key part of the strategy is to enlist the active engagement of every city in Pinellas County and develop an accurate portrayal of the nature and magnitude of the impacts our communities will face, dispelling the myth that this only affects the rich living on the beach, said Welch. It is a much different and pervasive problem. Changes made to the program is expected to affect more families and businesses in Pinellas County than in any other community in the nation and the effects of rising insurance rates are being felt in the local real estate market. Wendy Nero, Pinellas Countys manager of intergovernmental relations, will be leading the effort for Pinellas County in coordination with Pam Dubov, Pinellas County property appraiser. The plan is set to begin in January.PSTA rolls out eight new SmartBusesST. PETERSBURG Elected officials, PSTA board members and agency staff gathered outside the PSTA Administrative Headquarters Dec. 18 for a virtual ribbon cutting to mark the roll out of eight brandnew diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses, some of which are being used in a new Wi-Fi test program. Were not only celebrating the addition of new buses to our growing fleet of hybrids, but were also celebrating a new test program for providing free WiFi service for our passengers, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. We have outfitted 10 vehicles with Wi-Fi systems and so far the project is going very well. The pilot Wi-Fi vehicles are running along six different routes and officials say that if the initial successes continue, they could have the entire fleet outfitted with free Wi-Fi access within the next six months. Miller said the Wi-Fi service is just one of many improvements planned for the transit system to help give the community a better, more productive and more enjoyable riding experience. To demonstrate the Wi-Fi system, officials downloaded a video of a ribbon being cut and played it on a big-screen TV in lieu of cutting an actual ribbon. With the addition of the eight new hybrids, PSTA now has 40 of the fuel efficient buses out of a fleet total of 188 full sized vehicles. Additionally, eight more hybrids are on order and scheduled for delivery in late 2014. The diesel-electric vehicles average a 56 percent increase in fuel economy over standard diesel models and the new buses will be replacing older non-hybrid vehicles that have reached the end of their 12-year life span.Dont trash the holidays: Reduce, reuse and recycleCLEARWATER The holidays are a season for giving but we often end up giving too much to the landfill. Holiday gift wrap, cardboard and party goods add up to truckloads of extra garbage. Pinellas County Utilities urges residents to start reduce, reuse and recycle traditions to trim holiday waste. Green holiday tips: Give an eco-friendly present such as a gift card, zoo pass, event ticket or fishing license instead of items that will ultimately be thrown away. Give the gift of time, such as a lunch invitation or a picnic at the beach. Bring a reusable bag, or skip the bag, when you shop for the holidays. Look for recycled content when buying items such as greeting cards. Consider buying items with less packaging. Make room for new items by collecting clothes, toys or household items to donate to charity. Buy rechargeable batteries, instead of disposable, for electronic holiday gifts. Reuse holiday wrappings such as gift bags, ribbons and bows. Reuse packing materials such as boxes or plastic peanuts. Set up a recycling bin for cans and bottles at holiday parties. Entertain with reusable dishes, silverware and cloth napkins instead of disposable items. Replace incandescent Christmas lights with energy-efficient LED lights. Recycle cardboard and holiday papers (used gift wrap, tissue paper or greeting cards) with mixed paper at curbside or drop-off. For a list of local recycling programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org/recycle. Find a new home for usable items that have been replaced by visiting our A to Z Guide at www.pinellas county.org/utilities/getridofit. Recycle your Christmas tree. Most cities in Pinellas County collect trees for recycling either at curbside or drop-off sites. For information about Christmas tree recycling in Pinellas County visit www.pinellas county.org/utilities/getridofit/xmas_tree_recycling .pdf.Riders climb aboard a diesel-electric hybrid SmartBus. Photo courtesy of PSTA

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8A Outdoors Beacon, December 26, 2013 013113 Nice seeing you again, Stick sortaPeople who have lived in the same town for a long time have an exacting way to acknowledge their long-term friends and acquaintances. Ride with them as a passenger sometime. Watch how, when they drive past a friend going in the opposite direction, they either raise all four fingers off the steering wheel briefly or nod faintly by raising the chin. The pure subtlety of these greeting gestures broadcasts their great familiarity with their community. I do not have any counterpart greeting gestures for the dolphins of my acquaintance that I pass on the street out at sea. I love that feeling of familiarity, though it is still a bit of a shock for a kid from Wisconsin. I recently ran into local dolphin lady Stick and her 3-month-old calf Twig four different times, each time in passing. Most recently was at our house. I was inside and heard a dolphin exhale. I rushed outside to see it. Stick and her little Twig were in our canal with bull DD2 and mom-calf pair Sharkey and Echo. Stick launched a fish into the air in a long high arc, which landed 15 feet away with a stunning smack. How she launched it was perplexing because no part of her body was visible at the water surface. You just saw a surge of water as if something substantial spewed below it and then the silver-yellow fellow flying through the air. Sticks schoolmates were doing other things. DD2 fed with a hunting style I call wave-making. He surged along the seawall invisibly, pushing a rounded mound of water in front of him and undoubtedly shoving his quarry too. Sharkey babysat the two miniature dolphins. Echo and Twigs excited baby leaps created endearing little silhouettes like the ceramic dolphins sold at beach stores. I wished they would hunt along our seawall all morning and I watched them swim away with disappointment. Nice to see ya, Stick! Twice we ran into Stick when she was surfing. First, a week before Thanksgiving, Stick hunted near a little bridge while her age-mates Bet and Slightwin babysat her young calf. A handsome craft from the community of Punta Gorda accelerated as it went past, and the dolphins leapt without hesitation into its frothing opportunity. They surfed for two miles to the next no-wake zone. Though her schoolmates leapt repeatedly, Stick and her little Twig slid down the waves without fancy aerobatics. Nice to see ya, Stick, sorta. Three weeks later, we ran into Stick the Surfer again. But this was different because she made a surprise appearance. It was yet another lesson in paying very close attention if you want to get it right! Four mother-calf pairs were near the little bridge. The older dolphins hunted. The three youngest were calves of the year. Still nursing with no need to hunt, they zipped and zoomed around as their mothers searched for food for two. By and by, the mothers gathered their calves and headed north. The adults formed a general playpen around the calves, who continued their wiggling wrestling match. Mom Sharkey is a first-time mom and may have been romping with her 6-month-old Echo. Mom J is an experienced mother and was not romping. Instead, it seemed to me that she stayed close enough to intervene for her 2-month-old newborn if need be. Part of the play, as if often the case with calves, is that Js calf had a remora. These cleaner fish antagonize baby dolphins, propelling the latter into numerous gyrations to dislodge their antagonists. Js calf was propelled into numerous shudders, tail flips and sudden accelerations. Either the older calves thought these conspicuous moves were play invitations or just treated them that way. Either way, the kids spilled and tumbled with enough suddenness to drive the cameraman (me) crazy. Then the group of eight paused and milled around as the regal Rickapeg headed their way. They turned and rushed to the approaching yacht to surf it. I saw a distant dolphin also rushing to the yacht but did not at the time, expect to see nearly twice as many dolphins surfing the yacht than we watched rushing over to it. Ya gotta pay attention. Capt. John Heidemann piloted us safely parallel to the majestic yacht and its contingent of surfers. Some launched out of the bow waves and others out of the wake. I snapped pictures zealously, expecting only the original eight dolphins and curious if the entire octet was indeed surfing. Taking photo-identification pictures of active dolphins takes timing and concentration. If I pause that split second to identify the dolphin fin in the frame before snapping the picture, I often miss the shot. So I focused on photography first and identification second as we all thundered down this stretch of watery road. At one point, I thought one of the dorsal fins did not match those of the original eight. But that is why we collect photographic data documentation against the unreliable human brain. Then I glimpsed another dorsal fin that definitely did not match the original eight. Back at the lab, my suspicions were more than verified. Five additional dolphins had rushed out of nowhere to surf with the original eight, including Stick and her little Twig! Nice seeing you, Stick. Sort of. A couple of days later, dozens of pelicans dove madly on a seafood festival just outside Johns Pass. A mom and baby dolphin headed over, and we followed them briefly before they vanished into the tumult: Stick and her little Twig. Nice seeing you again, Stick! Sort of!Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54@gmail.com or visit her website www.goodnaturedstatis tics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Photo by ANN WEAVERStick the dolphin is no angel but her halo image is certainly seasonal. 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Police 9A Beacon, December 26, 2013 Telling our readers about local business since 1977. Phone Don Minie at727-409-5252or email minie408@gmail.com This is a full service Termite and Pest Control Company. We always like to recommend local family owned and operated businesses, because as members of your community they have a reputation to live up to. Owners, Sharon and Stephen Sheltons, have carried on with the tradition started over 62 years ago when Billy Shelton, Stephen Sheltons father began doing pest control throughout Pinellas County. Since 2005 (after Billys passing) the business has been carried on by his widow Sharon and son Stephen. Together they have built an excellent reputation for being one of the most honest and thorough companies in the area. Their services include Pest Control, Super Colony Ants, Termite Control & Inspections, Rodent Control and much more. They work hand-in-hand with Shelton Home Inspections which provides Residential Home Inspections and Insurance Inspections including the 4 Point, Wind Mitigation and Roof Certification Inspections required today. Stephen has been inspecting homes for 40 years and is licensed in both Termite (Lic. # JF3878) and Home Inspections (Lic. #HI-709). For more information visit www.extermatechcontrol.com and www.sheltonhomeinspection.com Being Bugged? Call Exterm-A-Tech Pest Control at 727-327-3635!122613Exterm-A-Tech protects your home, health, and your pocketbook. Call 727-327-3635. Open M-F 8am-5pm at 3521 1st Ave. N. St. Petersburg Champion Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners offer: Prompt Project Completion, Odor Control Specialists, Emergency 24/7 Services, and FREE ESTIMATES OVER THE PHONE. They do your paper work and process Insurance claims. They are certified in Water and Fire Restoration. And SENIORS GET 10% OFF their already reasonable prices. The right tools and training are needed to get tough stains out and Champion Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners has it all. Pets, children, food or drink stains, this team will get you stain free in just one visit. They also clean Rugs, Furniture and Tile. Understanding how urgent your needs can be for Restoration they are available to work at any time. If youre looking for excellent service and a people friendly approach, call Champion Carpet and Upholsters Cleaners. They promise to make your experience with them a pleasant one. Contact them for your FreeEstimate at 727-547-3797, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-5. Emergency 24/7. For more information visit www.stpetersburgcarpetcleaning.org Serving local homes and businesses alike.Nobody Does it Better than Champion Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners.If you want spotless floors call Champion Carpet Cleaning in St. Petersburg at 727-547-3797 HELPING FAMILIES MAKE THE BEST CARE CHOICES ROOTH & ROOTH, P.A.Gilbert Rooth & Susan A. Rooth, Elder Law Attorneys Offices located in Seminole Mall 11201 Park Blvd., Suite 21 Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-4768 WWW.ROOTHLAW.COM ASSET PROTECTION, NURSING HOME MEDICAID WILLS-TRUSTS-PROBATE, ADVANCED DIRECTIVES 011713 122613 Budget Blinds Has You Covered!CallCarolynat727-400-6870or727-400-9038(serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair & Belleair Beach) orTommyat727-724-4122(serving Seminole, IRB, Surrounding Areas and Dunedin) Carolyn Tr icoli owner of Budget Blinds of Cl e ar wa te r and Tommy Fisher owner of Budget Blinds of Se mi nole and Du n edin are ready to serve you.Carolyn & Tommy have joined forces to offer you the best service at the best price. 2011 Budget Blinds, Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Offer not valid with any other offers. Offer good at time of initial estimate only. Offer good at participating franchises only. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Offers valid through 12/31/13 2011 Budget Blinds, Inc. 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Various items were taken including the victims vehicle. Clearwater police made the arrest after learning that the vehicle Ramos was driving had been stolen. According to Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives, during the booking process, Ramos was asked to step on to the SecurPass Scanner. During the scan, the Xray photo revealed a large dark mass near the suspects stomach area. Upon further investigation, the object was identified as necklaces that Ramos had swallowed prior to entering the jail. Ramos was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery to remove the two necklaces from his stomach. Once the necklaces were removed, detectives took them to the victim who positively identified them as her own.No children injured in school bus crashPALM HARBOR No children were injured Monday afternoon during a school bus crash on Innisbrook Drive east of Curbside Court in Palm Harbor. Nelson Roberts, 67, of Palm Harbor was ticketed for improper passing. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Roberts was stopped facing west on Innisbrook Drive east of Curbside Lane about 4:30 p.m. while children got off a school bus ahead of him. The driver of the bus, Kimberly ReavisMeyer, 49, of Tarpon Springs deactivated the hazard stoplights and moved forward to make a Uturn at Curbside Court to travel eastbound on Innisbrook. Roberts attempted to pass on the left in the single westbound lane and the right side of his 1987 Dodge Dakota collided with the left front side of the school bus. Roberts suffered minor injuries and was treated at Florida Hospital of North Pinellas. None of the eight middle school students on the bus were injured.Help needed to ID Clearwater robberCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives are seeking the publics assistance in locating an armed robbery suspect who robbed a Clearwater gas station. According to detectives, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at about 10:51 p.m. the suspect entered the Chevron Gas Station, 23977 U.S. 19, Unit 426, in Clearwater. The suspect was armed with a handgun when he approached the clerk and demanded money. The suspect then left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money that he placed in a small bag. The suspect was last seen walking northeast toward Sunset Point Road. The suspect is described as a black male with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored long sleeved shirt, dark pants and dark colored shoes. Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Detective J. Syers of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.Largo man arrested for child molestationLARGO Detectives assigned to Pinellas County Sheriffs Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Largo man Tuesday, Dec. 17, for lewd and lascivious molestation of a 6-year-old female. Detectives began to investigate Adam Bollenback, 28, after it was reported that he inappropriately touched the 6-year-old victim as she was sitting on his lap while he sexually gratified himself, the sheriffs report said. The incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 15, at a private residence in Largo. Bollenback was charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation, one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count of battery of a child by throw/expel certain fluids and one count of resisting an officer without violence (obstruction).Detectives investigate West Lealman fireLEALMAN Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Arson and Auto Theft Unit are investigating a residential fire in west Lealman. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Dec. 17, emergency personnel responded to the home of Edel Fernandez, 44, at 7140 50th Ave. N. Lealman Fire Rescue extinguished the fire, which is believed to have started in the attic of the residence. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire does not appear suspicious in nature at this time. The investigation continues.AWOL inmate returned to jailCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested an inmate about noon Dec. 18 after he walked away from a work crew detail on Tuesday, Dec. 17. According to a report from the sheriffs office Johnathan Ray Jones, 29, of St. Petersburg was assigned to an inmate work crew conducting a clean-up detail at the baseball field at 4145 34th St. N. in St. Petersburg (behind the VFW), when he walked away from the work detail that was being supervised by jail staff. The next day, deputies received a tip that led them to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Jones was a passenger on 58th Street just north of 54th Avenue in Kenneth City. Jones was arrested on a warrant for escape and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Jones was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on drug related charges Dec. 3, 2013 and was in the process of serving a 364-day sentence. Records show he is a nonviolent offender and had no prior history of discipline at the jail. His arrest record shows multiple drug related charges dating back to 2003.Police place man into protective custodyPINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance Dec. 16 at a residence on 66th Street North in Pinellas Park that led to a man being taken into protective custody. While en route to the home, reports were received that Terry Chestnut, 37, was armed with a handgun and may have shot himself inside of his vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle empty and Chestnut nowhere in sight. Fearing that Chestnut was armed and unstable more resources were called in and area schools were placed on lockdown. Pinellas Park Police Department deployed a K-9 team to find Chestnut. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was asked to assist with aviation support. At 2:17 p.m., the K-9 team as well as other officers located Chestnut. Chestnut was still believed to be armed and was challenged to show his hands. Chestnut refused to follow the lawful commands of the officers and a Taser was deployed to take Chestnut into custody. Chestnut did not resist officers after the Taser was deployed, according to the police report. Chestnut was taken into protective custody for involuntary mental health evaluation. Charges of resisting arrest without violence and violation of a domestic violence injunction will be routed to the states attorney office. Area schools were notified that the subject was in custody. No injuries were reported.Man arrested after brandishing knifePINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to the Walmart store at 8001 U.S. 19 N. Dec. 18 in reference to a theft in progress. According to the police report, the officers were responding to a report that a man suspected of theft had brandished a knife and threatened the staff while he was attempting to flee from them. Officers observed the fleeing subject and ordered him to stop. The subject continued to flee while officers gave chase. The subject fled into the wooded area in the 8800 block of U.S. 19, traveling west. A Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit was called to assist in the search for the subject. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was contacted and provided aerial support. The suspect was located by a Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit and Scott Allan Lyelee, 30, of St. Petersburg was taken into custody without further incident. Lyelee was charged with aggravated assault, felony petit theft and resisting an officer without violence. Lyelee was transported to Pinellas County Jail. Lyelee was released from Marion Correctional Institution Dec. 10, 2012, where he served less than two years for grand theft.Photo courtesy of PCSOA dark mass visible near the stomach is two necklaces from a Dec. 10 burglary in Safety Harbor. They were revealed when Joseph Bravo Ramos, 20, passed through The RAD PRO SecurPass Whole Body X-Ray Scanner at the Pinellas County Jail. The system can detect metals, pills, plastics, drugs and other unusually shaped items that may be concealed on the inmates person.Photo courtesy of PCSOPinellas County Sheriffs detectives need help to ID this man who robbed a Chevron Gas Station in Clearwater Dec. 11. Johnathan Ray Jones Joseph Bravo Ramos

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10A Community Beacon, December 26, 2013 13932 Walsingham Rd. (Next to CVS)Largo 727-596-5141Delicious Cuban & American Meals121913Havana Harrys Cafe & Market Smoked Fish Spreads Fresh Salsa Fresh Hummus Fresh Cuban Bread 22+ Flavors 30+ Toppings(Including Fresh Fruits)Healthy Probiotics Live & Active Cultures Calcium No Sugar Added FlavorsMix Flavors Add ToppingsCustom Yogurt Pies Fresh Baked Cookie Yogurt Sandwiches12720 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774www. SweetToothYogurt.com 727.216.6792 Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings121213 Self-Serve Gourmet Frozen Yogurt Limit one coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer or discount.FREE 3oz. of Yogurt off your purchase! WHEN:Every Thursday, 6:45-9:15pm(Includes Dance After Class)Ballroom Dance PartyConverted to night club style This Months Dances Foxy & Cha-ChaLargo Community Center400 Alternate Keene Road, LargoInstructor Carol Baker assisted by Paul KirkFor more information call:727.374.3881or727.518.3131 only$8 per personLearn To DANCELike You Have Always Wanted To! 122613 5290 Seminole Blvd., Suite D, St. Petersburg, FL 33708727-398-4100 cahillpa.com Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration LL.M. Master of Laws Taxation090513Michael L. Cahill,LL.M, CPA, Esq.Cahill Law Firm, P.A.Are your Estate Planning Documents up to Date?ATTORNEYATLAW& CERTIFIEDPUBLICACCOUNTANTCall or Visit for More Information 051613 CLEARWATER MALL(Next to Costco & Behind Davids Bridal)2643 Gulf to Bay Blvd. 727-725-1052 HOURS: Tues.-Fri. 10am-5pm Sat. 10am-4pm We Have MovedSERVINGTAMPABAYSINCE1969www.CustomHairTampaBay.com Not a Wig! 082913 James S. Conlin, CFPSenior Vice President, Investments Branch Complex Manager Belleair, Clearwater & Trinity2401 West Bay Drive // Largo, FL 33770 727-584-8615 // Toll-Free: 800-237-0153 // Fax 727-587-0196James.Conlin@raymondjames.com www.raymondjames.com/belleair-largo Raymond James & Associates, Inc. member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Raymond James is a registered trademark of Raymond James Financial, Inc. BDMKT-1098AH-RJA M13-2397 6-27-2015 121213BLBBUILDING PORTFOLIOS ISNT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE DO. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IS.Planning and investing for your future, your family or your business doesnt have to be complicated. Especially when you have someone you trust, who has taken the time to get to know you and your specific situation, helping guide you along the way. We start by listening to your needs, then delivering the quality, sophisticated advice you expect and deserve. Ensuring that we deliver not just any plan, but the right plan for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. Tampabay Massage Therapy&Wellness Center, Inc.Healing Body, Mind & SpiritMA#56120 MM#24022 FSAs HSAs BCBS1 HOUR Relaxation MassageMonday-Friday We Specialize in Neuromuscular &Prenatal Therapy!Schedule an appointment at our website orcall 727-392-2458 If You Have Pain Why Suffer? WECANHELPWITH:Stress Headaches Sleepless Nights Back Pain$4995Some restrictions may apply see website for details.101013 www.TampabayMassageTherapy.com 7158 Seminole Blvd., Seminole Pinellas Park Holiday Parade Photos by JIM LAYFIELDAbove, Santa Claus came to town on the back of a fire truck. Left, antique cars were well represented at the Dec. 14 Pinellas Park Holiday Parade. Above, the Pinellas Park City Council and several city staff members ride aboard the WQYK pirate ship in the Pinellas Park Holiday Parade on Dec. 14. Right, Pinellas Park T-Birds football cheerleaders call out to the crowd during the parade. Left, Florida English Bulldog Rescue marched with some bulldogs in need of a home.

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Sports 11A Beacon, December 26, 2013 Marital & Family Law Divorce Child Support Custody Paternity Personal Injury Law Auto Accident Slip and Fall Wrongful Death Dog Bite Criminal Law DUI Defense Drug Offense Traffic Violations Expungement / Sealing of Recordswww.glaroslaw.com Se Habla EspaolPINELLAS PARK 5315 Park Blvd. N. Suite 3727.545.8633Pinellas Park, FL 33781TAMPA / OLDSMAR 13513 Prestige Place, Suite 101813.854.1234Tampa, FL 33635NEW PORT RICHEY 6232 Madison St.,727.938.2900New Port Richey, FL 34652 FREE CONSULTATION! Steven Glaros Attorney 090513 011013When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 121213 When you need help after an accident.Injury Law I Wrongful Death Auto & Motorcycle AccidentCall for a free consultation.(727) 209-HURT (4878)8640 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FLPaul R. Cavonis, Esq. 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The stores are busy with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends, feeling the pressure as they count down how many shopping days are left! Many are feeling another kind of pressure, that being how to purchase these gifts on a strict budget. There is a precious gift like no other that is free of monetary cost and that is the Gift of Time. Most of us remember as children that it seemed days went on forever. We had so much time to play, go to school, then play some more. You may remember hearing your parents say time flies by so quickly and there are not enough hours in the day! As a child, I could not understand this at all. Now as an adult it clearly hits home that time is truly a gift and if we can share some of our time with a senior that lives alone, the heart of that person is rewarded as well as ours. Seniors who have lost spouses or beloved friends may experience increased loneliness during the holidays. Others may become mildly depressed for the same reasons, which can lead to isolation. Offer to take them to holiday events. Have fun baking holiday goodies together. Addressing Christmas and Hanukah cards and chatting over a cup of coffee can lift everyones spirits. The holiday season is the perfect time to consider hiring a temporary caregiver to help with all elements of holiday preparations. Comfort Keepers offer seniors assistance in areas of light housekeeping (including putting up decorations), meal preparation, accompanying seniors to social functions or taking them shopping. As caregivers who specialize in understanding and working with seniors, Comfort Keepers can provide help and company to help your loved one have a happy holiday season. Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~Peg Bracken 121213The Gift of Time SHS Hall of Fame inductions Above, Seminole High Schools 1976 boys golf team, which included members Mark Blackburn, Dennis Deja, Kevin Heinicka, Dave Sironen, Kevin Walsh and Coach Steve Crosby, was inducted into the schools Hall of Fame on Dec. 13. Theirs was the first Warhawk team to win a team title. The team finished a perfect 9-0 in dual meets and won the Pinellas County Athletic Conference title. Curt Geer was a longtime educator with Pinellas County Schools before coming to Seminole High School as principal in 1983. He served as principal until 1991, and during this period the school experienced unprecedented success in sports, with numerous district, regional and state titles.Photos courtesy of TOM HAIGHTAbove, Jody Mevers Mann was a four-year letter winner for the Warhawks swim team from 1982 to 1985. She was a school record holder in two events, the 200-meter medley relay and the 400-meter free relay. She was a four-year state meet finalist in three events and earned first team, all county mentions two years in a row. Left, Amy Cameron Grimes was also a four-year letter winner for the Warhawks swim team from 1982 to 1985, and co-captained the 1985 girls state championship swim team. She was a school record holder in the 100meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke and was a member of the 400meter freestyle relay. She earned first team, all county mentions and was a state meet finalist in both individual and relay events all four years. Bill Grey served as the Warhawks head track coach from 1971 to 1978. During this time, Seminole beat its arch rival Largo High School, which had won 10 straight conference titles, to win the conference championship in 1973 and 1974. The team also won the district title in 1974 and finished fifth at the state championships in 1972 and 1973. During his tenure, the team won 12 major meet championships, produced three individual state champions and won over 30 district and regional individual/relay championships.

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12A Community Beacon, December 26, 2013 122613FREE Medicaid Seminars To register and for more information about this free program, please call Law Ofces at 727-539-0181The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualications and experience. Also visit us at FLMedicad.com.Avoid being impoverished by nursing home costs. Save your assets, your house, car, and way of life and still obtain long-term nursing care. Keep from making the top 5 medical mistakes. New, up-to-date information for 2014 includes the most recent federal Medicaid law changes. Elder law attorney Sean W. Scott will show you how you may be able to: Finally, Answers To Your Medicaid and Nursing Home Questions! Seminole Library Monday January 6, 2014 at 2 pm 9200 113th Street North, Seminole (St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus) Palm Harbor Library Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 2 pm 2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor (One block West of 19 North) New Port Richey Main Library Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 2 pm 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey Located near City Hall Arbor Oaks Assisted Living Thursday January 9, 2014 at 2 pm 1701 68th Street North, St. Petersburg (Near Tyrone Mall behind Chilis) Largo Library Friday January 10, 2014 at 2 pm 120 Central Park Drive, Largo Jenkins Room (Just across from The Largo Cultural Arts Center) South Shore Regional Library Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 2 pm 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, Florida. (Off 19th Ave. N.E.) (813-273-3652) 112813 Tampa Airport to Atlantic City Tampa Airport to Biloxi (Harrahs Grand Hotel)Tampa to Atlantic City Jan. 15 Jan. 18 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Mar. 14 Mar. 17 Mar. 28 Mar. 31Tampa to Biloxi Harrahs Grand Hotel Jan. 12 Jan. 15 Feb. 26 Mar.1 **This offer is subject to availability and management reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time withou t notice. Must be 21 or older to gamble and enter and remain in a NJ casino and participate in any Harrahs Resort promotions. Hotel taxes of $13 per night not included. Flights from Tampa to Atlantic City operated by Spirit Airlines. Flights to Biloxi operated by Republic Airlines, DOT approved and a $20 p/p air service fee will be paid at t he hotel upon departure. Florida Seller of Travel Ref. No ST39092. Gambling problem? 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Under the pseudonym Sullivan Lee, shes published adult thrillers, including Brightwing, a criminal love story set in the Everglades. She describes her latest book, Love by the Morning Star, as a romantic comedy, set in pre-World War II Germany. The ability to write about anything is a big reason why Sullivan is a writer in the first place. Writing lets me do everything in the world, she explained in an email interview. Ive never been able to specialize I jump from one interest to another so writing is the best way to be a generalist. Im always researching something new. If theres a thread that ties her stories together, it could be her use of the godlike narrator, who can see into all of her characters heads. In fact, The Omniscient Third Person serves as the title of her blog, at lauralsullivan.blogspot.com. I love my characters even the minor ones, the wicked ones and I feel like if I invent them, I owe it to them to let the reader get as close to all of them as they can, see the innermost recesses of their hearts, she said. Another element to Sullivans writing is the usual lack of a happy ending. Sullivan credits this tendency to the fact that shes a realist at heart. Characters can achieve their goals, but there is always at least one thread of unhappiness that isnt neatly tied up, one little moral qualm that is never resolved, she said. She tried hard to make Love by the Morning Star, the exception. The novel, to be released June 3, ended in disaster and separation in an early draft, but Sullivan rewrote it to give everyone a happy ending. Of course, in the end of that book, WWII is just starting, so I suppose there is still unhappiness brewing, she admitted. Sullivan is a lifelong Florida resident aside from a few years when she claimed Kentucky as her legal address, and spent about half of each year in Florida besides. She has lived in Largo since she was 3 years old. Her most popular childrens titles are set in England, but the adult novel Brightwing is set entirely and intimately in Florida, in a lightly fictionalized west coast, and the Everglades, she explained. It is my homage to my state Florida is as much a character in it as the human characters, she said. Two other childrens books that havent been published yet are set in a fictionalized version of Pinellas Countys barrier islands. Just this year, Under the Green Hill made the Sunshine State Young Readers Award list, which Sullivan takes as a personal compliment. As a native Floridian, it amazes me to think that thousands of middle school kids around the state are having my book specifically recommended to them, she said. Sullivan said she writes childrens stories because there is nothing more profound than first discoveries. I want to be there, vicariously, in book form, when a child has little epiphanies about life, she explained. Childhood books form us almost as much as our parents do. Their words stay with us, their lessons guide us, sometimes subtly, true, without us realizing it. But they linger. Recently, Sullivan launched a holiday e-book promotion on Amazon.com. Several of her short stories were available to download for free during specific weeks of the season. Sullivan said she was pleasedLargo author tackles a variety of genres Photo courtesy of LAURA L. SULLIVANAuthor Laura L. Sullivan of Largo is author of the childrens fantasy novels Under the Green Hill and Guardian of the Green Hill. with the success. During the campaign, the story, The Ideal Household Appliance rose to No. 3 in Kindles short story list and No. 9 in science fiction. I hope these stories can bring in a new audience to my traditionally published books, she said. Building readership for short stories is tricky, especially with fewer literary magazines publishing to smaller and smaller audiences, she explained. lternatively, an author might publish a collection of short stories. But most of my stories are in such wildly different genres that they probably wouldnt work in a collection, Sullivan said. Putting them out individually at a low price seemed like a perfect solution. invited to attend the three-day conference free of charge. Hundreds of local residents and students attended each of the panels at last years conferences. Participants showed their support through their overwhelmingly positive comments on the presentations. In its second year, the conference will again welcome a large number of foreign affairs specialists for a larger conference, including more than a dozen panels, on topical international issues. Visit www .stpetersburgintheworld.com for specific times and panel topics. The objective of the conference is to make available to the people of the Tampa Bay area information and insights on foreign affairs issues that are critical to our lives and well-being.Belleair plans community garage saleBELLEAIR The public is invited to Belleairs multi-family, community garage sale Jan. 11-12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Belleair residents can be a part of the sale by filling out the garage sale registration form and turning it into the Parks and Recreation Department. Non-residents can rent a space for $25 in the Belleair Town Hall parking lot. The garage sale registration form can be found at www.belleairrec.com. Garage sale addresses will be listed on the website as the date gets closer. For more information or to get your address listed as part of the community garage sale, call 518-3728.Safe boating seminar setST. PETERSBURG The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present its safe boating program, Emergencies on Board, to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing. The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadrons twohour seminar will help acquaint boaters with the actions necessary to cope with the most common difficulties. Available to anyone 12 or older, it deals with both preparing for and managing emergencies such as accident prevention, emergency calls and signals, running aground, man overboard, fire, loss of power, medical conditions, steering failure and getting lost. Instruction is free. Materials cost $30 per family. The seminar is open to a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Visit www.boating -stpete.org. HERE AND THERE, from page 4A

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The light and bright floor plan offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, updated kitchen with breakfast bar, formal dining area, living area and family room. This ideal location is in walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping and more.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath $150,000 SOLD Pinellas Park Open floor plan with large rooms, wood burning fireplace and kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Screened Florida room and a large backyard with inground pool.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths $170,000 SOLD122613 121913Beautifully updated 2BR villa in Casa Del Mar at Isla Del Sol. Gorgeous new kitchen and baths. Wide water views over Boca Ciega Bay. Furnished!$249,900 JUSTLISTEDATISLADELSOL 4350 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708For more details visit C21champs.com/MLS.Ad EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Real Estate Championswww.c21champs.comEach Ofce Independently owned & operated727-398-2774 122613 HERITAGE HOUSE AT SEA TOWERSAn open kitchen with recess lighting, tiled flooring, Formica countertops, wood cabinets and newer major appliances greet you as you enter this fabulous unit. The tastefully decorated dining room flows into the spacious parlor that offers a breathtaking water view. A newly remodeled main bathroom, wood floors, neutral carpeting and newer windows add to the value of this condo. The A/C system and the hot water heater are both 6 years young and in excellent working condition. Sea Towers offers tennis, boating, heated/cooled pools, shuffleboard, putting green, lawn bowling and much, much more. Florida living doesnt get much better than this!! MLS#U7570151. Duval. $168,500. LOTS OF POTENTIALDuplex with a 3/1 on left side and a 2/1 on right side. The 3/1 has tile floors in living room and kitchen, some carpet and A/C was replaced in Kitchen was updated several years ago. The 2/1 has mostly terrazzo floors throughout, and could use some updating. The roof was replaced in 2006, a very large yard front and back. Live in 1 side and rent the other or rent out both sides. Great location; close to airports, beaches, hospitals, shopping, schools and just about anywhere you want to go. MLS#U7593236. Osborne. $155,000. SHORES OF LONG BAYOUEnjoy amazing water views from your screened lanai. This wellmaintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has a good-size master suite with a deluxe bath, a great kitchen and so much more. Secured building with elevator. This condo is the perfect place to call home for full-time residents or snowbirds. The Shores of Long Bayou is an outstanding community that features 24/7 guard at gate, clubhouse with fitness center, heated pool and walking trails. MLS#U7597796. Collins. $184,500. SEMINOLE GARDENS2BR/2BA first floor, end unit features updated kitchen, new carpet in bedrooms, freshly painted throughout with new exterior windows. An additional storage lock-up is located in the laundry room right next to the mailbox. Your personal parking spot is only steps from the front door. Short stroll to the clubhouse where you can enjoy the heated pool year-round. Seminole Mall and movie theater is next to this complex, within walking distance. Fabulous Seminole Garden Community offers shuffleboard courts, library, billiards, card clubs, dancing and entertainment. Also a free shuttle bus to local shopping, banking and close to county transit line. High and dry on the ridge but only 2 miles from Gulf Boulevard and Indian Shores beautiful sandy white beach. MLS#U7603048. Herr. $49,900. NW ST. PETE FIVE TOWNS CONDOSpacious 2 BR/2BA inside corner unit in Shoreview West Building. 1,135 sq. ft., CENTRAL HEAT & AIR 2013. Ceiling fans, large walk-in closet in master bedroom. Screened balcony overlooks pond & green space. Carport. One small pet OK. 55+ complex with pools, clubhouses, fitness center, tennis, clubs, activities. Near shopping. Short drive to Bay Pines VA Medical Center & Madeira Beach. MLS#U7603623. Bremer. $62,500. JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH...Paradise is calling and now is the time to purchase your Florida dream home at Bella Grande. Built in 2006 and nestled in the Heart of St. Pete Beach, this 3 Bedroom/3 Full Bathroom condominium has an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, solid wood cabinets and stainless steel top-of-the-line appliances. Semiprivate elevator takes you to your unit. Under building, secure parking with oversized storage room. Unit has two spacious balconies, one facing east and one facing west. Amenities include solar heated pool and spa, outdoor grilling area and a fitness room. MLS#U7603725. Linda Wallingford. $592,000. YOU OWN THE LAND!There is no lot rent, no maintenance fees and no age restrictions. This is a well-kept & maintained 1BR/1BA mobile home. It comes fully furnished and is move-in ready. It also comes with a washer & dryer in a separate utility room. Yard is fenced. There is also a bonus room and plenty of storage as well. MLS#U7603731. Bombard. $52,000. ATTENTION VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AND SURVIVING SPOUSES.Clean and affordable remodeled 3BR/2BA home awaits a new owner. Many updates here including bamboo flooring, remodeled kitchen with Energy Star appliances, granite countertops and solid wood cabinets. Both bathrooms have new vanities, toilets and gorgeous decorative tile. Roof was recently replaced, windows and doors are impact rated. A/C upgraded to 15 Seer and new 40 gallon water heater with heat pump was added. The spacious backyard is fenced and ready for entertaining. Note: income and land use restrictions apply. MLS#U7603762. Schroeder. $118,750. CUTE BUNGALOW2BR home with cove ceilings and original hardwood floors that are in excellent condition in living room and bedrooms. Kitchen and dining rooms have laminate. All new windows but one new roof in 2010. MLS#U7603885. Sundell. $109,900. READY FOR A FAMILY!Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage dream home on a corner lot in Redington Beach. Light and bright spacious kitchen with island for your cooking pleasure. Walk to beach and enjoy the sand, water and beautiful sunsets or park in the private beach parking, for residents only, with permit. Recently painted exterior, new impact windows, new fridge, washer and dryer. Low maintenance backyard has new privacy fence, patio and built-in grill. MLS#U7594135. Hawk. $249,900. Real estate newsColdwell Banker names top agentsST. PETERSBURG Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estates 66th Street office recently announced its top associates for November. The top associates are Glenda Quinn, listings leader; Kevin Gallagher, sales leader; and Arlene Fuino, closed leader. Arlene Fuino Glenda Quinn Kevin Gallagher Breland joins PlumleeINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty recently welcomed Ken Breland. Breland is the realtys new sales manager. Breland has over 35 years of experience successfully leading all aspects of real estate sales, development and investment. Since spending his early career in Tampa on the operations side of residential development, he has helped people with homes and real estate from North Carolina to Utah. Prior to joining Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, Breland served as chief executive officer at Langford Construction Company in the Atlanta area. Ken BrelandSmith & Associates, Mayfire partnerST. PETERSBURG Smith & Associates Real Estate recently celebrated the opening of its London office and its new partnership with Mayfair International Realty. Guests were treated to British delights such as fish and chips and shepherds pie while mingling with Smiths newest friends from across the pond. Mayfair International Realty, a network of more than 450 offices around the globe will allow Smith & Associates to extend its already far-reaching global marketing plan. Through Smiths personal connections to other real estate companies throughout the world, more attention and interest is focused on the finest properties in the Tampa Bay area. Prudential Tropical opens new officeBELLEAIR BLUFFS Prudential Tropical Realty recently hosted an open house celebrating its new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. The office was previously located at 609 S. Fort Harrison. The new facility features approximately 3,100 square feet of sophisticated office space which accommodates a team of highly skilled and experienced real estate professionals. This dynamic new location, together with the companys commitment to growth, and our core group of highly skilled sales executives, will enable us to more conveniently facilitate the real es-Attending the grand opening of Prudential Tropicals new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs, are, from left, Ginger McQuigg, vice president of residential sales; Danielle Beach, Capstone Title; Lisa Lozano, managing broker; and D. Dewey Mitchell, owner.tate needs of clients in Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, and neighboring beach communities, said Lisa Lozano in a press release. Lozano is managing broker of the Belleair office.Suncoast Realty Services receives awardCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Award Program recently selected Suncoast Realty Services for the 2013 Best of Clearwater Beach Award in the Real Estate Management category. Each year, the Clearwater Beach Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Clearwater Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clearwater Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties. MADEIRA BEACH RE/MAX All Star recently announced its All Star agents for November. The recipients of the All Star Agent Awards are Team Basler, Renee and Charlie Coflin, David McKinnon and Linda Mann. All Star agents must display expertise and success in listing and selling real estate along with professionalism and achievement throughout the calendar month. Team Basler Renee Coflin Linda Mann David McKinnonRE/MAX announces All Star agents

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Viewpoints 15A Beacon, December 26, 2013Here we are at the juncture between the old year and the new year. For most of us, that means we should make some decisions. WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE GREETING CARDS? This includes the Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus cards we received as well as the leftover cards we never mailed because we ran out of friends and acquaintances to send them to. Incoming cards have value, even if its small. Each card means that someone cared enough to buy it, address it, maybe scribble a note such as I hope Sally has cut back on her drinking, and put on a stamp. In this era of email, texting, sexting, Twittering, Twerking and Facebooking, an honest-to-goodness Christmas card is a sentimental step back into the time when people were real and not just names listed on computer files. So maybe we should not pitch this years incoming cards into the dumpster. At the very least we should keep them for a year, so that we can flip through them next Christmas to recall who remembered us and who didnt. WHAT SHALL WE DO ON NEW YEARS EVE? Five or ten thousand years ago, some wise old duck declared, Time is NOT a flowing, unbroken continuum. It is neatly divided into days, weeks, months and years. The most important event is the new year. Therefore we should celebrate its arrival by doing something fun and noisy on New Years Eve. Okay? Ever since then most of us have gone along with that idea, even when we would have preferred to stay safely at home on a warm sofa with our main squeeze, our favorite dog and two quarts of Breyers butter pecan ice cream. New Years Eve is when millions of people who dont know how to handle alcohol set out to prove it. They often succeed in various ways such as car crashes, fistfights, ill-fated adultery and vomiting on the hosts wife. I sometimes wonder how many police officers resign their jobs after pulling duty on New Years Eve and having to cope with a night full of drunks. When midnight arrives and the glittering gadget descends into Times Square, kissing begins. Thats when some intricate decisionmaking takes place. Questions arise: After I give my wife a heartfelt kiss, shall I plant a queen-size smooch on my gorgeous neighbor Connie, for whom Ive lusted ever since Jerry Ford was president? And so on. Ive known many partygoers who simply duck out five minutes early to avoid the customary lipstickand-saliva exchanges. But most folks happily endure them. SHALL WE DRAW UP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS? The common-sense answer is No. Research has shown that very few resolutions endure for more than a few weeks. Still, to undertake self-reform for even a short time helps us to maintain the illusion that we possess free will and self-control. And theres no harm in that, I suppose. Most resolutions have to do with losing weight. Which reminds me that, in all my years of watching TV evangelists perform their miracles, Ive never seen one attempting to cure obesity. They turn that curse over to God, and from what I can see God doesnt do a very good job with it. At this moment, my only resolution (or vague intent) for 2014 is to start a blog. Also, maybe, to learn the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. At heart, Im not a very social guy, and Im told these social networking inventions can catapult me into a whole new world of informed, astute observers who, if I let them, will help me spend half of each day exchanging opinions on Obama, guns, Miley Cyrus and other significant topics. IN 2014 SHOULD WE HEED POLITICAL CANDIDATES? The coming year will see hundreds of men and women striving for public office. Some of them will be outright liars, but many others will tell the truth (or at least try to). Should we devote much of our time and energy attempting to discover which is which? Ive decided to save time by paying attention only to candidates whose initials are the same as mine. I dont know if any such candidates will come forth. If they dont, it wont be my fault. A final note: as always, my best holiday wishes go out to my 38 (or so) Faithful Readers, especially to those who take the time to email me, even with messages that begin You benighted swine! I have come to believe that most of the people who read this newspaper each week have an I.Q. level at least twentyseven points higher than the national average, and forty-four points higher than my own. You are a distinguished audience, and I salute you. Happy holidays!Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.President Obama commuted the sentences of eight crack-cocaine offenders Thursday, including that of Clarence Aaron, who was serving a sentence of life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction when he was 23. Aarons story represents the worst excesses of the federal criminal justice system. Aaron, of Mobile, Ala., had no criminal record. He had held jobs. In 1992, he was a college student who decided to address his money problems by acting as an intermediary between two career drug dealers. The dealers paid him $1,500 to set up two large cocaine deals. They got caught. The ringleaders knew how to game the system. They pleaded guilty and testified against Aaron. Aaron wasnt as savvy. He pleaded not guilty and lied on the stand which enhanced his sentence. The buyer planned on converting powder cocaine to crack that, too, enhanced Aarons sentence. One deal didnt happen, but federal prosecutors charged Aaron for it anyway. Voila, he won the same sentence that was imposed on FBI agentturned-Russian spy Robert Hanssen and now-deceased serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Aaron knows he broke the law. He had earned prison time. But what does it say when federal prosecutors seek and win life without parole for a first-time offender while letting the big fish finagle lesser sentences? All but one of Aarons cohorts has been out of prison since 2000. Best Christmas everAarons cousin, Aaron Martin, said the commutation made this season the best Christmas ever. Attorney Margaret C. Love said, We are grateful to President Obama. In 2001, I began hectoring President George W. Bush to commute Aarons sentence. Bush asked his pardon attorney to reconsider the petition, but the official misled him, failing to inform him that the judge and the U.S. attorney had come to support Aarons petition, so the president said no. When Obama was first elected, Aarons family was convinced that Americas first black president would free Aaron, who is African-American. In the first term, their hopes were dashed. Until Thursday, Obama had commuted only one sentence, that of crack-cocaine offender Eugenia Jennings, in 2011; Jennings died of leukemia in October. Finally, on Thursday, it happened. Today, I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system that was reformed three years ago under the Fair Sentencing Act, Obama said in a statement. Each of them has served more than 15 years in prison. In several cases, the sentencing judges expressed frustration that the law at the time did not allow them to issue punishments that more appropriately fit the crime.Nonviolent offensesAccording to the White House, six of the inmates whose sentences were commuted were serving life sentences for nonviolent offenses. Its about time. Drug-war critics have been waiting for commutations ever since Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Association in August that certain low-level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences. Political science Professor P.S. Ruckman Jr., who hosts the Pardon Power blog, had rated Obama one of the most merciless (presidents) in history.Nearing Bushs recordOn Thursday, Ruckman observed, I dont think that changes his record that much. With nine acts of clemency, however, Obama is approaching the 11 commutations granted by Bush. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that close to 2,000 nonviolent offenders are serving life without parole in federal prisons. If we were reading about this stuff and it were in another country, noted the head of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Julie Stewart, wed be saying, Oh, my god, theyre putting away people for life for nonviolent offenses. It is amazing how many liberals will support Obamas reticence to use his clemency power. Willie Horton! they chime noting that Republicans made former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis answer for the furlough of a murderer who raped a woman during an armed robbery after he was furloughed. Be it noted: Horton was ineligible for parole and should not have been given a weekend pass. Aaron has no record of violence. He has a clean prison record. He has taken responsibility for the actions that led to his prosecution. His family wants to help him establish a productive life. During a 2002 phone call from prison, Aaron told me he could not believe that in America, a young man could be condemned to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a stupid, criminal, but nonviolent, decision. These people literally would have died in prison without this act of compassion and mercy by the president, Stewart noted. He will not regret it. Indeed, I believe Obama will feel so good about these commutations; hell do it again soon.Email Debra J. 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The deadline for letters pertaining to Jan. 14 election has passed. What do you think? Debra Saunders National debt soars during Obamas term Re: Political Parties must compromise and cooperate, Mike MacDonald, Clearwater, Dec. 12 Editor: I read that these letters that The Beacon prints must contain this requirement: Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The allegation from Mike MacDonald states, The GOP over the past 40 years or so has been responsible for more national debt than in all of the nations history. This statement of Mr. MacDonald is totally unsubstantiated and totally untrue. National debt: George W. Bush vs. Barack H. Obama. Its important to keep in mind that during the past 40 years, Democrats have served as our president for 17 years, while Republicans have served as President for 23 years. Our national debt currently is $17.2 trillion and all of these figures Im providing can be substantiated at the following link: The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/current. Our national debt when George W. Bush took office on Jan. 21, 2001 was $5.72 trillion and it was $10.6 trillion when he left office. So in George W. Bushs entire eight years or 96 months as president, our national debt increased by $4.89 trillion. Our national debt has increased by $6.59 trillion during Obamas first 59 months in office. Higher than all of the national debt accumulated by the first 42 U.S. presidents combined and Obama still has 37 months left in office until his term ends to surpass that unenviable track record. In contrast, in just the 59 months that Barack H. Obama has been president, the total national debt is higher by $1.70 trillion and counting than the total national debt under George W. Bushs entire 96 months as president. Im not discussing percentages of increase, but actual dollars of increase. And our national debt is projected to surpass $22 trillion by the end of Obamas 96 months as president, which would be an increase of over $11 trillion during Obamas full eight years in office. This would mean that President Obama would be credited with doubling the national debt, from $10.62 trillion to over $22 trillion during his entire eight years in office. Far surpassing the total national debt of all his 43 presidential predecessors combined. Joseph Mackay SeminoleThe scoop on the poopEditors note: This letter stems from extensive sewage problems occurring in the residential area off Kent Place in Largo that residents have complained about recently to city officials.We have lots of neat things in Kent Place, including fresh poop that gets in your face. When driving in from Belcher the smell is strong; much worse than the sulpher water that might help a lawn. But it is fun to see and smell the pumping. each Friday evening as Sabbath is celebrated, our rabbi is leaving (he is moving to Flushing, N.Y.). Theres a problem with the pipes that we dont understand, and that cant be despite the demand. And the damages to the coyotes is of concern. Theyve asked us for incense that they can burn and barking please please, spare us from this decease. As values go down, our taxes will too. So we can afford gas masks, and have bought quite a few. And we reached out to Fidel, and he is sending a crew to save us from sewage, and democracy too. So the problem is big, and our choices limited. Are we confused, or our systems demented? We will know more Tuesday when we see how the system handles our poop and our pee. So to government and commissioners, we know you are good listeners. Please tell us what to do so that we dont associate this situation with you. Alan Gassman Gassman Law Associates, CleawaterWhy unincorporated?Editor: I live in unincorporated Seminole and do not get any city benefits like recreation privileges. So where are the city limits? It must be very small. I live about 2 miles from City Hall. I can walk to the library, the mall. So why unincorporated? Oh. Taxes. The property I live on probably is not city taxed. Well, I only rent here so it is not my fault I do not pay the property taxes, but I do live here and would like not to feel like an outsider. Alva Kissee SeminoleThanks for brightening holidays for seniorsEditor: On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this years very successful be a Santa to a senior program. With support from generous shoppers, Bealls Outlet stores, JSA Healthcare, Community Bible Church, YMCA of Palm Harbor & Shapes Total Fitness, we were able to collect more than 500 gifts for local seniors who otherwise might have been overlooked this holiday season. We also would like to thank the many volunteers who shared their time to collect, wrap and deliver the gifts to 500 area seniors, many of whom struggle to make ends meet. Thanks to all those who helped us brighten the holidays for our local seniors and truly making a difference in our community. Julie Krol Clearwater

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In the back row, from left, are Tom Rice, executive leader Holiday Isles; Jackie Homer, PR, Holiday Isles; Raymond Pitney, past district deputy, Holiday Isles; Roger Novack, trustee, Holiday Isles; Iwan Choronenko, past district deputy, Holiday Isles and Annie Williams, past executive leader, Holiday Isles. Winners from both schools won $100 each. Second-place finishers got $75 and third place was worth $50. The students also won a oneweek summer vacation to the Florida Elks Youth Camp in Umatilla.Essay winners Photo courtesy of DANA ROZANCEEighth-grader Anna Marie Gomes, right, served as principal for a day at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School on Dec. 11. Gomes parents won the opportunity for her at a Nov. 2 fundraising auction, which raised nearly $30,000 for the school. Gomes followed principal Cynthia Yevich around to get an up close and personal view of her daily tasks as principal. They visited classrooms, stopping for a few minutes in each one to see what the students were learning. Gomes decided on an eighth grade privilege to walk to Chick-fil-A for lunch on Dec. 16. She was also able to see firsthand the many jobs the principal has each day, and even helped look for students out of uniform code. Principal for a day Photo courtesy of GENE STERNThe Rotary Club of Seminole Lake named seniors Alexander Jackson and Katherine Rankin Osceola Fundamental High Schools Students of the Month for November. Jackson currently has a 4.655 GPA and has consistently achieved academic honors in his four years at Osceola. He has volunteered at St Petersburg General Hospital and is a member of the Science National Honor Society. He plans to attend a state university in Florida and major in physics. Rankin has a GPA of 4.6 while being a three-year starter on the high schools championship-winning soccer team. She belongs to numerous honor societies, while actively participating in many community service projects: Jeans for Teens, Pink Out, Pre-school volunteer and King of the Beach. She is the president of the Interact Club and also is active in her church. She has gone on two missions to the Dominican Republic. She will attend either the University of Florida or Vanderbilt University to study environmental engineering with a goal of becoming a physician. Pictured from left, George Bessler, Rotary president; Jackson; Michael Bohnet, OFHS principal; and Rankin.Students of the Month School news?The Seminole Beacon seeks information about students winning awards, scholarships and upcoming school events. Send school news to Seminole Beacon Editor Tiffany Razzano, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Email trazzano@TBNweekly.com or call 397-5563, ext. 306.Veterans tuition bill passes committeeTALLAHASSEE Legislation filed by Sen. Jack Latvala passed the Senate Education Committee Dec. 10. The bill, which will waive out-of-state tuition fees for veterans, will be called The Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program. This bill, if it passes the Legislature, will allow honorably discharged military veterans and reservists to attend schools in the Florida College System or in the State University System and take advantage of instate tuition costs. Currently, gaining in-state status for many veterans would require them to live in Florida for a year to establish residency and then attend college. Veterans must reside in Florida when physically attending the institution or while taking online courses. Sen. Latvala decided to name his bill after the late Congressman Young because of his many years of support and dedication to veterans. 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Beacon, December 26, 2013 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: rabbi@jewishheritage.net Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706 Dr. Dave Ruth, Senior PastorCome and worship. Go and serve.www.ChurchByTheSea.comCasual Worship(Fellowship Hall)8:00 a.m.Traditional Worship(Sanctuary)9:30 a.m.Nursery providedSunday School 9:30 a.m. Adult Small Group Study 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship (Sanctuary) 11:15 a.m.101013Bible StudyWednesday 6:00 a.m. (men only) & 6:30 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563SB FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH4321 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach Bible Study Wednesday 6:30pm Sun. School 9:15am WORSHIP 10:00amPastor J. 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Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons F.D.A. Cleared Business 17A Photo by BOB McCLUREMaggie and Joe Caruso use the big scissors to officially open the Coconut Inn at 113 11th Ave. in PassA-Grille Dec. 18 during a Tampa Bay Beach Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event. The former Leroy Motel has 11 suites, a pool and WiFi throughout. Ralph Lickton of Pass-A-Grille designed the upgrades. The Carusos also are in the process of refurbishing the Havana Inn on Gulf Way.Grand opening Biz notesCoffee Connections setCLEARWATER Coffee Connections 2014, a business-focused networking and tour event, will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 to 10 a.m., at 14155 58th St. N., Clearwater. This event will offer an opportunity for businesses to gain exposure while supporting 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares efforts in helping family, friends, neighbors and employees with everyday needs and in times of crisis. Coffee Connections will provide local businesses with: An overview of 2-1-1 TBC programs and services Information stations on key issues addressed by 2-1-1 TBC in the community such as children and families; military families and veterans; and disaster and crisis intervention services A tour of our 2-1-1 contact center Demonstration of new Apple and Android apps utilized by 21-1 TBC Coffee, breakfast and giveaways Networking opportunities with local businesses, government leaders, 2-1-1 TBC Board of directors and 2-1-1 TBC staff For information, call 2104241.Traditional Watercraft wins awardsLARGO Traditional Watercraft Inc., the Largo-based builder of Island Packet Yachts founded in 1979, recently was awarded two Boat of the Year awards from Cruising World magazine. The builder won the awards for its new Blue Jacket 40 model. The Blue Jacket was chosen from 28 finalists selected from the more than 70 new sailboat models introduced in the United States over the past 12 months. Citing the outstanding build quality and excellent performance that have always been associated with the builder, the Cruising World judges were also taken by the unique design collaboration of the yacht between two of the countrys most notable yacht designers: Island Packet founder, owner and naval architect Bob Johnson and Tim Jackett, previously the president and designer for Tartan and C&C Yachts based in Ohio. The Blue Jacket 40 is both this years Best Midsize Cruiser as well as the 2014 Domestic Boat of the Year. Networking groupsNetworking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., 3 Oaks Cafe, 1575 S Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, Dec. 26 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Shopping Center on the corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call Barbara at 573-1935, ext. 402. Thursday, Dec. 26 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet.com. Thursday, Dec. 26 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.bni.com. Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Dec. 26 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@denisemurphypa.com. Thursday, Dec. 26 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Thursday, Dec. 26 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242. Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Dec. 27 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www.bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, Dec. 27 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Dec. 27 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit www.pro -leads.net. Friday, Dec. 27 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Executives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, Dec. 30 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, Dec. 30 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.pro -leads.net. Monday, Dec. 30 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@free networkinginternational.com. Monday, Dec. 30 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173, email waynep@freenetworkinginternational.com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, Dec. 31 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 www .BNISuccessAlliance.com. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Tuesday, Dec. 31 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 5864999 or visit www.cbcnet.biz. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Dec. 31 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 jpla dy1@hotmail.com or visit www.freenetworkinginter national.com. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucsons Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-477-3533. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921. Thursday, Jan. 2 BNI Success Masters Seminole Chapter, 7:15 a.m., at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. Cost is $10 including continental breakfast. Call Jerry Hotho at 813-334-0598 or jerry.hotho@gwiz-pts.com. Thursday, Jan. 2 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@denisemurphypa.com. Thursday, Jan. 2 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., 3 Oaks Cafe, 1575 S Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, Jan. 2 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Jan. 2 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. 2 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Jan. 2 Network Professionals Inc., Countryside Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at the Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Call Rhonda Pulver at 744-8059. Thursday, Jan. 2 Ali Lassens Leads Club, Central Pinellas Professional Women, noon, Chilis, 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Email Leads clubexec@aol.com. Thursday, Jan. 2 Free Networking International, 1 p.m., at the Belleair Grill and Wine Bar, 1575 S. Fort Harrison, Belleair. Purchasing lunch is optional. Call Rita Shepard at 415-9496.

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Chabad of Pinellas County and Chabad of ClearwaterCLEARWATER As a joint program of Chabad of Pinellas County and Chabad of Clearwater, Rabbi Dr. David Nesenoff will bring his speaking tour to Pinellas on Thursday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express Clearwater, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. After becoming world-renowned for his famous White House interview with Helen Thomas, Nesenoff will be speaking to the local community as part of his international tour that has taken him to Australia, England, Ireland Canada and most of the states in the United States. Nesenoffs one man show, more than just a lecture, is about everything from his relationship with the Divine, his front row seat in the world media, Israel, anti-Semitism, and his amazing personal journey. It is a story of cyber-hatred, life-threatening danger and oddly enough, incredible humor. Admission is $10 a person. Sponsorships are $180. To RSVP, call 265-2770 or 789-0408 or visit www.YICHABAD.com or www.JewishClearwater.com.Chapel-By-The-SeaCLEARWATER A traditional candlelight worship service will be presented on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Chapel-ByThe-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanad. The Rev. Herb Freitag will provide the Biblical inspiration in a sermon titled Christmas at 30,000 Feet. The choir will sing Messiah Christmas Suite by G.F. Handel, and will be augmented by additional musicians including Eden Vaning-Rosen, Jasmine Lemon, Jake Bray and Elyse Aaronson on strings, Danzel Dixon on percussion, and Barbara Prescott on flute. O Holy Night will be sung by Marilyn Michael and Jared Acuff. The nursery will be available for the little ones. The church coach will make its usual run. For information, call 446-0430 or visit www.chapelbythesea.net. Beacon, December 26, 2013 18A Faith & Family CLEARWATER The nonprofit group, Clothes to Kids, is in need of new or gently used young girls and boys pants and shorts sizes 6 to 16, longand short-sleeved shirts sizes small to extra large, young mens shorts sizes 18 to 28, and young girls and boys shorts sizes 5 to 12. Clothes to Kids provides a full weeks wardrobe of free clothing to low-income school-age children in Pinellas County from kindergarten through high school. Each wardrobe includes five new pairs of underwear, five new pairs of socks, four pairs of shorts or pants, a dress, one jacket in season, and shoes. This wardrobe includes school uniforms. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday at either of their locations, 1059 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, or 3251 Third Ave. N., Suite 145, St. Petersburg. Cash donations also are needed to purchase clothing in short supply and new underwear. Call 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.Clothes to Kids needs donation Ashleigh MasiSFR122613 727-505-6115ashleighemasi@gmail.com www.ashleighmasi.com Thank you friends and family for such a joyous year! I want to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!If you are considering buying or selling real estate, local, trusted experience matters. Call me today for all your Real Estate needs! Capo De Monte Italian MarketVisit us for all your Italian Grocery Deli needs8400 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 394-7800121213 Delicious Subs & Paninis Gourmet & Italian Foods Prepared Meals-To-Go Beer and Wine Homemade Soups Pasta Sauce Crostini made fresh daily Specialty Meats & Cheeses Homemade Sausage Fresh Italian Bread Homemade Dips, Spreads Mozzarella Cheese & Much More! FULL CATERING MENU FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY EVENTS! $5 OFFAny purchase of $30 or moreMust present coupon. Dine in or Take out. Not valid with other offers. 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Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris, running through Dec. 29, at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. The holiday season has been called the most wonderful time of the year. Not so says Crumpet, the unemployed, chemically dependent writer who takes a job as a helper elf at Macys Santaland in New York City. His tale of mass marketing, stressed out sales clerks, drunken Santas, screaming kids and the general insanity of the holidays is hilarious and meant for mature audiences only. This one-man show starring local favorite Brian Shea is perfect for those who view the holiday season a little differently from what the television wants us all to believe. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $19. Call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. ZZ Top, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest-running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, but its a remarkable achievement that theyre still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ Top coalesced from the cores of two rival bands, Billys Moving Sidewalks and Frank and Dustys American Blues. The new group went on to record the appropriately titled ZZ Tops First Album and Rio Grande Mud, that reflected their strong blues roots. Their third, 1973s Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit La Grange, still one of the bands signature pieces today. Their next hit was Tush, featured on their Fandango! album released in 1975. In the mid 1980s, the band released Eliminator an album that represented a paradigm shift for ZZ Top. Their roots blues skew was intact, but added to the mix were tech-age trappings that soon found a visual outlet with the nascent MTV. Just Thinking Out Loud, presented by comedian Dave Celestian, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m., at Venue Thetre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $10 at the door. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, text name and party size to 727-286-0241 or email Dave@DaveCelestian.com. A former engineer, Celestian left the American Dream in the summer of 2008 to pursue standup full-time. He offers a uniquely real, dynamic, and progressive style of humor. His distinctive blend of intelligent, quick-witted humor, delivers a refreshing brand of comedy that is intriguingly entertaining. Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Saturday, Dec. 28, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $32.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The show features 40 star-studded dancers performing Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker. It is a holiday performance for families with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees and astounding ballet moves. The Moscow Ballet dancers are world-class and a delight to experience. Gilbert Gottfried, Sunday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. At the young age of 15, Gottfried began doing stand-up in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as the comedians comedian. After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasnt until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Gottfrieds work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II. Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Whos Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Grudge MatchGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal and Camden Gray Director: Peter Segal Rated: PG-13 In Grudge Match, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play Billy The Kid McDonnen and Henry Razor Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Now, 30 years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they cant refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. If they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.The Secret Life of Walter MittyGenre: Adventure and comedy Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn Director: Ben Stiller Rated: PG No one really knows the power of the private dreams inside our heads until they inspire our reality. Thats what happens in Ben Stillers contemporary rethink of one of the most influential fantasy stories of all time indeed the quintessential tale about the irresistible allure of fantasizing: James Thurbers The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller has taken that two-and-a-half page 1939 classic and opened it up into a 21st century comic epic about a man who finds that his real life is about to blow his wildlyOpening this weekend Photo courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESSylvester Stallone, left, stars as Henry "Razor" Sharp and Robert De Niro as Billy "The Kid" McDonnen in Warner Bros. Pictures' comedy "Grudge Match." over-active imagination out of the water. This Walter Mitty (Stiller) is a modern day-dreamer, an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his ho-hum existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger. But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable: take real action sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up.Photo by WILSON WEBB/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXBen Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This weeks top 5 This weeks top 5Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsSeminole Beacon, Section B, December 26, 2013 Visit www.TBNweekly.com Women: FREE Bikini line, eyebrow or underarm or 50% OFF Brazilian.Largo 727-581-370010500 Ulmerton Rd., Suite #676, Largo Clearwater 727-725-49252532 State Rd. 580, Suite #G, Clearwater 120513Must be state resident. See center for details. Present coupon at time of service. Offer Expires 1-7-14. FREE WAXFOR OUR FIRST-TIME GUEST The Power of Knowledge ... 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2B Just for Fun Beacon, December 26, 2013 1031137676 131st Street N. Seminole, Florida 33776www.massarodental.comTHEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSETOPAY, CANCELPAYMENTORBE REIMBURSEDFORPAYMENTFORANYOTHERSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFAND WITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEESERVICE, EXAMINATION ORTREATMENT. SPECIAL Since 1973Limited Time OfferCall Today 397-6611Trudi P. Massaro, D.M.D.General and Cosmetic DentistryNew Patient Exam and X-RaysOnly$79.00 RoninGenre: Adventure and fantasy Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi Director: Carl Rinsch Rated: PG-13 Keanu Reeves leads an all-star international cast in the action-adventure Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) a halfbreed they once rejected as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into a hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to confront the evil taking over their land and seize eternity. Based upon the epic story that has become one of Japans most enduring legends, this extraordinary tale of unbelievable courage has its origins in the early 18th century, when 47 noble samurai honored the untimely death of their master by avenging him.Justin Biebers BelieveGenre: Documentary and music Cast: Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Rodney Jerkins, Ludacris and Mike Posner Director: John M. Chu Rated: PG Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight theres more to his story. Directed by Jon M. Chu, Justin Biebers Believe captures 19-yearold Justin Bieber unfiltered and brutally honest. In brand new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spotlight as well as never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Patti Mallette, Usher, Ludacris and many more.The Wolf of Wall StreetGenre: Drama Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Pj Byrne and Kenneth Choi Director: Martin Scorsese Rated: R Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late s. Excess success and affluence in his early 20s as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.August: Osage CountyGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham Director: John Wells Rated: R August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicagos legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.The Invisible WomanGenre: Drama Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander Director: Abi Morgan Rated: R Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. OPENING, from page 1B Photo courtesy of VICTOR WOOTENVictor Wooten has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. Wooten to perform at Largo Cultural CenterLARGO Audiences will have an opportunity to spend an evening with Victor Wooten Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50 plus applicable service fee. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The five-time Grammy award winner is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Wooten has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. He was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Brought into this world as Victor Lemonte Wooten in 1964, the future bassist spent his childhood paving the road toward musical success. According to his bio provided by Compass Records, Wooten was born the youngest of five boys. He was only 2 when he began learning to play music. At 5, he was playing nightclubs and theaters as the bassist in his familys band. The following year saw him touring with his brothers, opening for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. I was born at the right place and the right time to a wonderful family, Wooten says in the biography. By age 8, Wooten had earned the nickname Bass Ace. By the time he graduated high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. That is only the beginning of Wootens tale. Fast forward to the late 1980s. Wooten was one of the founding members of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, a band which formed initially for a one-time performance on the PBS series Lonesome Pine Specials. The band has released more than a dozen albums since its self-titled debut from Warner Bros. in 1990. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones also tours extensively, sometimes playing as many as 200 concerts a year. As if he wasnt busy enough with that project, Wooten also pursued a solo career, turning out half a dozen albums beginning with A Show of Hands in 1996. Recorded with only a four-string bass, no multi-tracking, and a lot of groove and soul, this revolutionary CD was voted one of the most important bass records of all time. Around this time, musicians wanting to learn Wootens unique style and elusive techniques began seeking him out for lessons and seminars at music stores and schools around the world. These workshops became the training ground that lead to the formation of his acclaimed Bass/Nature Camp in 2000, which eventually expanded into Victor Wootens Center for Music and Nature. The center offers intensive style programs and welcomes all instrumentation and vocalists. In 2009, Wooten Woods became the new home for all of Victors camps. The nearly 150-acre retreat, owned by Wooten and his wife, is located west of Nashville, Tenn. This picturesque retreat center has provided many more opportunities for Victor and his staff to share their lifelong experiences with others. We give students the opportunity to completely let go and be themselves while congregating in a peaceful noncompetitive manner on an equal playing ground with each other and their instructors, Wooten said. Weve found this to be the best environment for learning. In 2008, Wooten released Palmystery, his sixth solo recording. The album showcases Wootens jazz composition and arranging skills with songs like Two Timers, Flex and Song for my Father. It also brings to the forefront his artistically humble side with the celebratory track Bass Tribute and the thought provoking I Saw God. On the same date, Wooten released The Music Lesson A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, a self-published novel about life and music. The book presold hundreds of copies before its release quickly becoming a must-read for musicians world-wide. Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Threadbare clothing 0 5. Become friendlier 0 9. Amorphous mass 13. Various forms of the same speech sounds 16. ___ lamp 1 7 Mediterranean plants with large edible flower heads (2 wds) 19. Mac 20. A.T.M. need 21. Drill bits 22. Kuwaiti, e.g. 24. Throughout (music) 27. Ed.'s request (acronym) 28. Arctic 30. Toni Morrison's "___ Baby" 31. Big East team 32. E or G, e.g. 34. Surface of a ship's hull above water 37. Container with historical records for future discovery (2 wds) 39. Afflicted with oxygen-deficient blood 41. "___ say!" (contraction) 42. Norse god of mischief 43. ___ DeLuise, actor 45. Dead, as an engine 49. Arthur Godfrey played it 50. Innocent 53. Doctor Who villainess, with "the" 54. Yogi's sidekick 56. Cal. col. 58. "Concentration" pronoun 59. Tried by military law (2 wds) 63. The "A" of ABM 64. At some time later 65. Gift on "The Bachelor" 66. New newts 67. Blanched Down 0 1. Hodgepodge 0 2. Attraction 0 3. Worldwide 0 4. Blubber 0 5. Massenet opera 0 6. Stinger 0 7. Amazon, e.g. 0 8. Chinese dynasty from A.D. 386-556 0 9. Write a shared online journal 10. Along an inland body of water 11. Pigged out 12. Hounds 14. Dash 15. Cicatrix 18. Cast 23. Very brief bathing suit 25. One who accepts charges 26. Support, with "up" 29. Audition tape 31. Means of support 33. "Absolutely!" 35. Telekinesis, e.g. 36. Brood sullenly 37. Prepared foods intended to be eaten elsewhere 38. Formally surrender 39. Train's lounge area (2 wds) 40. Lennon's second wife (2 wds) 44. Cautioned against doing (contraction) 46. Spanish dish 47. Sick 48. Mottle-colored T-shirt 50. Bunk 51. "Where the heart is" 52. Entices 55. Cheese on crackers 57. ___ cross 60. "___ Maria" 61. Call, as a game 62. Drink from a dishHoroscopesDecember 26, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 The New Year has begun. Time to make some waves, Capricorn. Confront the situation head-on and make your stance clear. You are in the majority.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Pish-posh, Aquarius. Just because so-and-so says something is true does not mean it is. Pay them no heed. A transportation crisis comes to a conclusion.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Surely you can do better, Pisces. Step up to the plate and show your team what you are made of. An audit uncovers a way to save for a rainy day.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Vacation opportunities are hard to come by these days, Aries. Dont pass up a friends invite. A tickle of the ivories sets the stage for a wonderful party.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Efficiency is of the essence, Taurus. Take care with your approach. An elderly pal could use some one-on-one time. A letter bears praise for an idea.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Look out, Gemini. A mystery at work is about to unravel. A change in protocol at home provides a welcome change of pace. A mentor drops by for a chat.CancerJune 22 July 22 Ask and you shall receive. It really is that simple this week, Cancer. A small modification at home boosts spirits big time. A deadline is near.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Uh-huh, Leo. Flattery wont get you where you need to this week. Hard work is key. Dig in deep. A foe turns friend. Celebrate with a night on the town.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Yes, indeed, Virgo. Trouble is most certainly brewing at home, but it does not involve you. Steer clear of the mess and focus on a long-suffering friend.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Listless Libra. Cheer up. A project is on the way. Menu choices expand as the budget grows bigger. Time to get out the recipe books and get cooking.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Party plans begin to take shape with help from an old friend. Bravo, Scorpio! Reward them for their efforts with an invitation to someplace nice.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Small acts of kindness do wonders for a senior. Make it a habit, Sagittarius, and the relationship will blossom. The clutter bug sets in at home.

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The buzz surrounding some anticipated blockbusters is growing louder by the minute as cinema aficionados begin blogging predictions about which big screen selections will succeed and which faulty flicks will flop. First ... what were the best movies of 2013? To date, the top box office moneymaker is Iron Man 3. As of Dec. 19, the film had taken in $1.2 billion worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. In second place is the animated family film Despicable Me 2 which has earned $918 million. The No. 3 top grossing film of the year is currently Fast & Furious 6, with a worldwide haul of $788 million. Monsters University holds fourth place with $743 million followed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, with $734 million. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which was released Dec. 12, has earned $226 million in one week and will probably reach the top 10 list by the end of the year. Three animated family films made the top 10 highest grossing films this year, including Despicable Me 2, Monsters University and The Croods. These films were rated PG or lower. The remaining films in the top ten are all rated PG-13. Hollywood continues to enjoy success in bringing material gleaned from comic books to the big screen. In addition to Iron Man 3, the top 10 list includes the Superman reboot Man of Steel as well as the second Thor installment, Thor: The Dark World. Six out of the top 10 highest-grossing films were continuations of pre-existing franchises. Of the four films that were not sequels, three now have sequels in the works, including Man of Steel, The Croods and World War Z. And then there were the flops. The studio that turns out some of the biggest moneymakers also turns out some of the biggest financial losers. Walt Disney Studios The Lone Ranger cost an estimated $375 million to produce and market. As of Dec. 19, it had grossed $260 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Jack the Giant Slayer faced similarly disappointing figures at the box office. It has earned $197 million slightly less than Warner Bros. spent producing and marketing the film. So, whats around the corner? Following is a list of 22 of the most anticipated films of 2014, grouped more or less according to genre.Startling sci-fi RoboCop Its 2028 and OmniCorp is about to unleash its futuristic peacekeeper upon the unsuspecting Detroit citizenry. This remake of the 1987 film stars Joel Kinnamen in the title role. Gary Oldman plays the scientist who develops the RoboCop technology. RoboCop begins his beat Feb. 12. Godzilla Legendary Pictures is resurrecting Tohos iconic kaiju. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film will explore the origin of Godzilla as a terrifying force of nature and, with luck, it will fare better than director Roland Emmerichs 1998 reimagining of the legend. The reptilian monster with atomic breath smashes his way into theaters May 16. Transformers: Age of Extinction This summer will see the fourth installment of the film franchise based on the Transformers toy line which dates back to 1984. This chapter serves as a direct sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon andPhoto by CLAUDETTE BARIUSFrom left, John Goodman, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bob Balaban and Bill Murray star in Columbia Pictures' The Monuments Men.stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Kelsey Grammer. The film will be released June 27. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caesar is back, leading a growing nation of genetically evolved apes. A sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this film finds civilization in ruins and humanity struggling to survive. The revolution in evolution continues July 11. Jupiter Ascending This science fiction film written and directed by The Wachowskis stars Mila Kunis as a Russian immigrant menial laborer who discovers she may be connected to a much grander destiny. This sci-fi vehicle launches July 18.Sensational superheroes Captain America: The Winter Soldier The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand as the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger hits screens April 4. S.H.I.E.L.D. taps Captain America to investigate after one of its agents is assassinated. Chris Evans reprises his role as the lead character, Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow and Anthony Mackie portrays Sam Wilson/Falcon. The Captain fights for democracy beginning April 4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spidey-sense tingling? Thats because the next installment of the rebooted Spider-Man franchise is set to open May 2. This time around, the webslinger will face several antagonists, including Electro, played by Jamie Foxx; Harry Osborn, portrayed by Dane DeHaan; and The Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti. The web will ensnare audiences beginning May 2. X-Men: Days of Future Past This film will bridge the gap between the two branches of the franchise, acting as a sequel to both 2006s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011s X-Men: First Class. Facing a brutal future in which mutants are detained in internment camps, the ensemble must battle for survival across two time periods. The film opens May 23. Guardians of the Galaxy This will be the 10th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the title infers, the setting is the deepest reaches of outer space and the guardians include a StarLord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon. Look for it in theaters Aug. 1.Fabulous fantasy Maleficent Disney explores the evolution of a villain. The film features the untold story of Disneys most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. Her wickedness will emerge in theaters May 30. The Legend of Hercules This is one of two films about the son of Zeus coming to the big screen this year, the other being Hercules: The Thracian Wars from Paramount. This one, from Summit Entertainment, stars Kellan Lutz as Hercules and is directed by Renny Harlin. Poor Hercules is exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love. The film promises gladiators, odysseys and baklava. Well, not baklava. Hercules flexes his muscles Jan. 10. The Hobbit: There and Back Again Opened Dec. 17. This will be the final installment of director Peter Jacksons adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkiens works. Probably. Amazing action Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit From Paramount Pictures, Kenneth Branagh directs this new film based on bestselling author Tom Clancys famous character. Set for release Jan. 17, Chris Pine will be playing Jack Ryan this time around. Will he outshine Harrison Ford? The Monuments Men Director George Clooney also stars in this film about seven over-thehill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the worlds artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. The artistic endeavor will be liberated Feb. 7. Pompeii Because apocalyptic films arent just for the modern world, audiences will have a chance to see what old school end-of-the-world scenarios were like. Not even the most advanced doomsday prepper could have been ready for Mount Vesuvius. This film will erupt on screens Feb. 21.Fun for the family Mr. Peabody & Sherman Remember watching Rocky and Bullwinkle in syndication as a kid? The shows included filler segments about a talking dog and a little boy called Peabodys Improbable History. Well, Hollywood apparently believes theres enough there to make a feature film and now we have Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Plan to go back in time Feb. 7. Muppets Most Wanted The Muppets are back and audiences once more will pretend not to notice that their voices dont sound quite the same. Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey join the cast this time. Expect a plethora of cameos, too. The Muppets return to the big screen March 21. Dolphin Tale 2 A sequel to 2011s Dolphin Tale about Clearwater Marine Aquariums dolphin Winter, this film sees most of the principal cast returning for a continuation of the story. New to the cast is Bethany Hamilton, a professional American surfer who survived a shark attack. She will be portraying herself in the movie. Dolphin Tale 2 swims into theaters Sept. 19.Scary stuff I, Frankenstein Not your average Mary Shelly adaptation, Lionsgate presents a new twist on the tale. Frankensteins monster becomes entangled in a war between two immortal clans in an ancient city. Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy star. I, Frankenstein comes to life in theaters Jan. 24. The Green Inferno Eli Roth directs this cannibal horror-thriller, which was inspired by the cult classic 1980 Italian film Cannibal Holocaust. The story follows a group of student activists who travel to the Amazon to save a dying tribe only to find themselves prisoners of those they sought to protect. The bloodbath spatters theaters beginning Sept. 5.Drama Grace of Monaco The film is focused on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monacos Prince Rainier III, and Frances Charles De Gaulle over tax laws in the early 1960s. Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III. The film will be released March 14. Unbroken This war drama, scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen, follows the story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini. Angelina Jolie will direct. Following a B-24 plane crash, Zamperini and his surviving crewmates spent 47 days adrift at sea before being captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. The film reaches theaters next December.

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Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETS 1226133 Bands on the Back Porch All Day starting @ Noon till 12:30am Midnight Champagne Toast & Party Favors Piano Bar Inside @ 8:30pm New Years Eve PartyOpen Monday Dec. 30th GOLFSPECIAL18 HOLESMake Tee Times on line baypointegolf.net 9399 Commodore Dr., Seminole595-2095SANDWEDGE FOOD & SPIRITS18 Hole Par 61$18 WALK $25 RIDEEVERYDAY$15 WALK $22 RIDEAFTER 1:30 PM112813 Options for New Years Eve Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPESay goodbye to 2013 and welcome in the New Year in a variety of ways as Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area rings in 2014.Clearwater For a bit of blues on New Years Eve, B.B. King will perform Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The legendary blues icon will perform on New Years Eve at the all-new Capitol Theatre. This will be the first New Years Eve concert at the newly renovated, 93-year-old Capitol Theatre and hopefully the start of a new tradition. Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues: Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal and 1976s collaboration with Bobby Blue Bland, Together For The First Time. Kings most popular crossover hit, 1970s The Thrill Is Gone went to No. 15 on the Billboard Pop Charts. The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Community Fireworks event on New Years Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, on Clearwater Beach. The event will take place at the stroke of midnight on the south end of the beach. These majestic fireworks are so high and so magnificent that they can be viewed from the south end of the beach and Sand Key all the way up to the north near the Sandpearl. The fireworks are absolutely free to the public. The Clearwater Beach Chamber has been able to provide this community event through many generous sponsorships. This years Presenting Sponsor is Frenchys. Grand finale sponsors are Shephards Beach Resort and the Sandpearl. Community sponsors include The Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Gas System and Whirlwind Events and Entertainment. Additional sponsorships include Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, Quality Inn on the Beach, The Tropics Boat Tours, Coconut Cove, Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, Hilton Clearwater Beach, Griffin Productions, Island Estates Yacht Club, and Segway Adventures. For information, visit www.lig htitupclearwater.com. Shephards New Years Eve party will get underway Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Shephards Beach Resort, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd. Admission is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Admission includes a great view of the Clearwater Beach fireworks display, live feed from Times Square and countdown to 2014 on a 16foot video screen, balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors, live music from All the Answers at the Tiki Bar and DJ Ray and DJ Brandon James. The party is for guests 21 and older with proper identification. For information, email rose mary@shephards.com or call 441-6875. A Salute to Vienna will usher in the New Year on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna, returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall for a glorious 16th appearance with a fresh new program. Attendees will enjoy a brilliant cast of more than 75 musicians, stellar European singers, and dancers in beautiful costumes. The show will celebrate with the best Strauss waltzes, polkas and excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more. The gala is presented in partnership with Attila Glatz Concert Productions.Gulfport Butchlesque New Years Eve red carpet event will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Butchlesque is a butch fashion show that showcases butch-identified lesbians displaying their individual interpretations of female masculinity. Countdown to midnight at the dance will immediately following the show. Attendees will celebrate and appreciate butch women for their roles in the LGBT community. General admission is $25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Pete Prides Community Grants Program. For information, visit butch lesque.com.Indian Shores A special New Years Eve menu will be available Tuesday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to midnight, at The Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Cost is $39.75. Aqua Groove will be perform 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The 7 p.m. late seating includes champagne toast and party favors. Regular menu items will be available on the outside decks. For information, visit www.the pubwaterfrontrestaurant.com.Palm Harbor G. David Howard will perform his fortieth New Years Eve show Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Leos Italian Grill, 33286 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 10 p.m. Cost is $65 which includes party favors and a champagne toast. For information, call 786-9110.St. Pete Beach The TradeWinds Rockin in the Midnight Hour New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., in the ballroom at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. Partiers 21 and older are invited to don their best duds for an evening of festivities, food, and fun. The locally famous Greg Billings Band will keep everyone on the dance floor until the wee hours. And, no party is complete without a dance contest. Guests also will have access to an open bar and will receive a glass of champagne and noisemakers so they can properly celebrate the balloon drop at midnight. An extensive gourmet hors doeuvres buffet will be the centerpiece of this years experience. A dessert display of chocolate fondue and miniature pastries will give the buffet a sweet ending. Entrance to the party is $140 a person. For party reservations and information, call 363-2258. Experience a taste of James Bond excitement on New Years Eve at the Casino Royale ballroom celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The entire fifth floor of the building thats as legendary as Bond himself will come alive New Years Eve with four Bondinspired parties all rolled into one. Cost is $175 per person including full open bar, plenty of food action stations, two DJs, a live performance by Phase 5, casino gaming and more. We want our guests to come to an iconic hotel, enjoy four different experiences and just have the time of their life, said Stephen Cummings, General Manager. Bond is a classic character and we plan on throwing one memorable, classic New Years Eve celebration to remember. So if its a night of dancing to your favorite hits, celebrating with friends or just living on the edge, Bond-style, weve got the party for you! he continued. Guests will have the advantage of attending four different parties, all in one location, each with its own character, cuisine and entertainment. Overnight packages also are available, including accommodations and two tickets to the Casino Royale event, starting from $474 a night for a two-night stay. For event and package reservations, call 360-1881, ext. 2293.St. Petersburg Swingin the New Year, a grand New Years Eve celebration for all ages, will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 6697830 or 773-0064 or visit www.TampaBaySwing.com. Performing at the event will be the 18-piece Tom Kats Big Band. The evening will feature live music, dancing and celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There also will be an introductory swingdance lesson between 8 and 9 p.m. Doors will open 7:30 p.m. The celebration will include a midnight countdown and balloon drop, a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest, party favors and chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking and a full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available. The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000square-foot oak dance floor. New Years and vintage attire are encouraged. St. Petersburg will ring in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more at its annual First Night St. Petersburg event, set for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m. to midnight, at multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg. The event will feature familyoriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. This years celebration is themed First Night, First Flight and is dedicated to Tony Jannus history-making flight from St. Pete to Tampa 100 years ago. The festivities will begin with FirstKids at the Morean Arts Center at 4 p.m., with hat and mask making, the Second Time Arounders Musical Petting Zoo and Art in Flight Projects from the Morean Center for Clay and Creative Clay. St. Petersburg Library is sending over a puppet show. FirstKids will finish with the Procession of Flight soaring down to the waterfront at 7 p.m. lead by the Mount Zion Drumline and Color Guard for the Bubble Stomp and the First Fireworks. In Williams Park, The Warehouse Arts District Artists will light up the new year with Luminous Flight illuminated sculptural lanterns. First Night goers will be able to participate in hands-on demos by WADA artists including glass etching, flight based clay creations, and a decorating a Chinese style Dragon. There will be a Dragon Procession to the waterfront at 10 p.m. Musical stages will feature rock, jazz, bluegrass, opera, chamber music, hip-hop, alternative folk rock and sacred steel. New this year will be TASCOs Young Talent Showcase in North Straub Park. The finale stage will feature alternative folk favorites Have Gun WIll Travel and will finish the night with the sacred steel sounds of the Lee Boys. The event will feature fireworks at 8 p.m. and midnight. Participants can walk from venue to venue along St. Petersburgs busy, charming sidewalks and shops. Along the way, downtown boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars for patrons to enjoy throughout the evening. For information and a complete schedule, visit www.firstnightst pete.com. The HOT 101.5 New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The party will feature DJs spinning live, go-go dancers, LED screens and a midnight toast. Tickets range from $25 to $75. Call 893-7832 or visit www.the mahaffey.com.TampaA Pop the Cork party for those 21 and older will be offered in the Hard Rock Cafe from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $85 a person in advance and $95 a person the day of the event. Tickets are available online at ticket master.com. Party tickets will provide four drink tickets, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, Hard Rock Cafe-inspired appetizers, and entertainment by the Flats. Additionally, a Rockin New Years Eve Poolside Party is also scheduled at for those 21 and older from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Standing room only advance tickets are $35 a person. Visit ticket master.com. There will be entertainment courtesy of Coo Coo Ca Choo, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar. For information, call 800-9370010 visit www.seminole hardrocktampa.com. Radio Disneys Rockin Noon Years Eve Party will take place Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. Attendees will ring in the new year family style at the annual Noon Years Eve daytime celebration hosted by the zoo and Radio Disney AM 1380. The party begins when the zoo opens with games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, educational displays and more. Families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast as they watch the clock strike noon. Activities are included with zoo admission. Visit www.lowrypark zoo.com.

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Classieds 5B Beacon, December 26, 2013 485. Help WantedSERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. P-T multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. 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. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER Unfurnished Efficiency. Close To Bus Terminal. $425/Mo. Call Bob, (727)515-0994. BELLEAIR BLUFFS Great Quiet Location. Ranch Style, Unfurnished 2BR/1BA, No Traffic Cul-de-Sac. $825/Mo. Neg. (412)741-6339. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs January rates starting at $395/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Furnished, Large 2BR/2BA. Pool, Annual. $2,200/Month. Under Ground Parking. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 190. Waterfront RentalsMADEIRA BEACH CONDO 55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual Lease Only. No Pets. Non-Smoking. $1,400/Mo. (727)391-6407. SAND KEY CONDO Best Location On Intracoastal. Walk To Beach. 2BR/2BA Unfurnished. New Appliances, Remodeled. W/D. Nonsmoking. $1,750/Mo. Annual. (201)323-5717. NEW YEAR, NEW HOME!1 bedroom / 1 bathroom 2nd floor apartments From $760/month Includes water/sewer & trash. Call Imperial Palms Today! (727)585-3723 www.imperialpalms.com 122613 SEA TOWERS Lexington Bldg 7th Floor 2BR/2BA, Million Dollar View Totally Renovated. w/Hardwood Floors. Available 2/1/14, Full-Time/ Seasonal Donna (508)326-6097 Lee (727)391-3900 REDINGTON SHORES 3BR/2BA, 1,581 sq ft Overlooking the Gulf. Pet Friendly. Best Pool in the Area, and the Beach is your Backyard! $1,850/Month. Serious inquiries E-mail: lpage@glassratner.com 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. CLEARWATER, GARDEN LEVEL, 2BR/2BA, Waterfront/ Resort Style Condo. Overlooking Tampa Bay, 55+ Community w/Clubhouse, Pool. Fully Furnished. $1,400/Mo. 3 Month Minimum. (781)985-0559. JodyAvtges@gmail.com 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsNEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira Beach, 1BR. Includes W/S/G, Cable. Pets OK. $575/Mo. +$300 Sec. (727)393-1628. 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, HEARTBREAK HOTEL A PEACE MAKER. Quiet, Furnished, Share House, Pool, Cable, Electric, W/D, All Included. $130/Week and Up. Security Required. B.G.C. (210)560-4943. 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY For Retail/ Service/ Office. High Traffic Visibility In Great Location Of Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. Perfect For Dog Grooming, Massage, Nails, Yoga, Etc, Etc. Use Your Creativity! Approx. 1,300SF. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. Also Has A 2BR/1BA Apt. On Property To Oversee Your Business If Desired. Must See! Only $1,245/Mo. Call (727)224-8690. CLEARWATER HOTEL NOW Hiring For Front Desk & Night Audit. Full-Time/ Part-Time. Great Atmosphere! Competitive Wages. Senior Are Encouraged To Apply. Dynamic Personalities Please Apply In Person, Springhill Suites By Marriott, 3485 Ulmerton Rd. WANTED: Experienced Website Designer To Assist Int. Co. in Start-up and Development. Must have experience with internal & external links, secure product ordering, morphing software, management, training, etc. (941)807-3298, (727)289-8467. SANITATION DRIVER Full Time. Starting salary $11.17/Hour. See city website for additional details. Submit application to Vincent Tenaglia, City of Madeira Beach, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. Closing date: open until filled CERTIFIED MED TECH Needed ASAP. 3rd Shift 11pm-7am. Must have past Level II Background Check. 1/Year Experience Preferred. Contact office (727)586-1969 STYLIST WANTEDCommission or Chair Rental Available. Salon 314, 314 West Bay Drive. Jacqueline, (727)584-2470. PRINTING OPERATORS NEEDED PrimeNet is a fast growing, Direct Marketing Service Organization in Largo. We currently have FT/ PT openings available in; Offset and Digital Printing, and Machine Operators. Experience a plus, but we can train. Send resume to HR@primenet.com Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ TBNweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index December 26, 2013 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 20, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 19, NoonJanuary 2, 2014 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 26, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 27, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 26, NoonF OR A DVERTISING & E DITORIAL 120513 PUBLIC NOTICEPinellas Heights Senior Apartments located at 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33778 is OPENING the waitlists for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for Seniors 62 years or older on January 1, 2014. Pinellas Heights Senior Apartments is a BRAND NEW community. The rental rates for these apartments are based on 30% of household income. The PCHA will be accepting pre-applications for Section 8 Project-based Voucher assisted units for Pinellas Heights only. This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. Pre-applications are available via internet www.pinellashousing.com or at the below locations: Pre-applications will ONLY be accepted by U.S. MAIL. Pre-applications must be mailed to: Pinellas County Housing Authority 11479 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33778 NO PRE-APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN PERSON OR BY FAX. PCHA 11479 Ulmerton Rd Largo, FL 33778 Crystal Lakes Manor 4200 62nd Ave N Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Palm Lake Village 1515 County Road 1 Dunedin, FL 34698 Handicapped and/or disabled applicants: If you are unable to pick up an application at one of the locations above you may call 727-443-7684 ext. 3124 and request a pre-application to be mailed to you. TTY: (800) 955-8771 TTD: (800) 955-8770 122613 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast Income Qualications. Non-Smokers Only727-447-5701 110713 MOVE-INSPECIALS SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. Thinking of Buying? 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6B Professional Services Beacon, December 26, 2013 PROFESSIONALSERVICES We offer stress-free pet sitting in the comfort of your own home. Let our professional staff give your pets plenty of love and attention while youre away! Where your pets are treated like familyInsured, bonded and NAPPS certified. Reasonable rates!121213E To Place An Ad Call 397-5563 Fax 399-204224 Hour Classieds www.tbnweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 525. Medical Help 522. Careers 885. Autos Wanted Experienced Energy Reps Work for the #1 Room in the Market Place! (Clearwater FL) Come find out for yourself why our agents make this room the best place to work! We buy leads constantly! $20 per deal! Guaranteed Minimum of $400 per week or your commissions whatever is greater! Limited space available so call or stop by now to secure your space on the team! If you are tired of how little money you are making at your current room come and check us out! Level2Direct LLC A Level Above (727)216-7491 PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS ANALYST (Largo, FL): Assess/analyze operations data; develop logistics to improve operations; implement daily operational quality/ cost strategies. Masters deg (or foreign equiv.) in Bus Admin., Health Serv. Admin., or rel, + knowledge of bus analysis, forecasting, marketing. In lieu of a Masters deg, will accept Bachelors deg (or its foreign equiv) in above listed fields, + 5 yrs of progressive exp in bus. analysis, forecasting, marketing. Send resume/cover letter to Edwards Pharmacy of Indian Rocks, LLC, 12071 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774 SECURITY GUARD Pinecrest Place retirement community, located in Largo, has an opening for a P/T Security Guard, 2pm-10pm, including weekends and holidays. Greets and monitors visitors and residents coming and going from the building. Monitors per established schedules emergency and safety equipment; assist residents & family members with minor maintenance issues patrols property; answers phone lines and dispatches calls; completes appropriate forms as required. We are looking for a dependable, experienced candidate that has great customer service skills and a desire to serve. Please send resume to:Margaret.kristall@brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. Apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. 505. Part-Time HelpLPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, Weekends Only 2pm-10pm. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. 515. Hospitality HelpF/T & P/T PREP COOK, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Laundry & Maintenance w/Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Experience. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. CNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business Opportunities Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME?If you are looking to make some extra cash, the Times is looking for you. We are searching for independent distributors to sell and deliver our newspapers to stores and news racks during early morning hours. Must be able to pass background and credit check. We currently have business opportunities inPinellas CountyIf youre interested in managing your own business we invite you to contact us to learn more.CALL 1-866-396-5585 TODAY 121913 LOVE DOGS? Go to work and fall in love. Academyofanimalarts.com Enrolling now! (866)517-9546 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 597. Coins & StampsCOIN SPECIAL! Indian Head Pennies, Buffalo Nickels, V Nickels, .98 Each. Silver Certificates, $1.98. Buying Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Old Comic Books. Buy/ Sell/ Trade. (727)967-1482 600. MerchandiseHOLIDAY GOWN, Long, Full, Tafetta, Pastel Lavender, Size 12. Paid $400, Asking $75 OBO. (727)586-5572. 660. Wanted to BuyCASH PAID BY NEW ENGLAND Collector for Quality Old Items. Dishes, Books, Dolls, Paintings, Watches, Cameras, Coins, Stamps. Dave (207)649-9130. 700. Pets & AnimalsCHRISTMAS BABIES! Chihuahua/ Yorkie, One Tea Cup Female, $500. One Male, $400. HURRY! (727)595-0727. 827. Auto RepairPower Window & Lock Repair Licensed, Mobile, Guaranteed. Free Estimates. (727)322-3050 AllPowerAuto.com Jim Sailor 830. Van & SUV SalesDODGE 2013 GRAND CARAVAN Wheelchair Van With 10 Lowered Floor, Ramp & Tie Downs. For More Info Please Call Ben At (727)644-6101. THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will Pay More Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. Harold Corey, Auto Borker(727)595-9393WE BUY CARS Any Condition, New, Old or Junk. No Title & Liens OK! (813)418-7927 or (727)493-5302 ALL AUTOS WANTED With or without title. Any condition, make, year or model. We pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. (813)516-0847, (727)495-3516. $400 & Up Minimum Guaranteed for Junk Vehicles, State Approved Disposal. Serving Pinellas 25 Years. (727)458-3721, (727)564-0831 MIN. $400 CASH For Junk Cars & Trucks In Pinellas Cty. Top $ Paid. All Tampa Bay. State Approved Disposal Site. Free Tow. (727)710-1702. 090513-2 The Good, The Bad The UglyCall Now727-400-1910 Got a Car You Wanna Sell022113 AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLINGRUNNING OR NOT, TITLE OR NO TITLE MON. SUN. 9AM 9PM FREE TOW 24/7 SE HABLA ESPAOL(727)286-3209www.WBCFast.com112113WE PAY $400 TO $6,000 CASH! 910. Boat SlipsWET SLIPS FOR RENTFrom 25-55. Sail Or Power. Easy Access To Gulf. Madeira Beach. Ample Parking $7.55/ Foot (727)641-6465. 915. Boat-Marine Svc.TOMS SPECIALIZED MARINE LLC Yamaha and Mercury Outboard Repair & Repowering. Custom Electronics & Rigging. Winterizing & Seasonal Service. Authorized LandnSea Distributor. Reasonable Rates. (727)744-4352 975. 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(727)398-5515. #CAC055503. www.halesac.com SALES SERVICE REPAIRSNo Overtime (7:30am-7:30pm) Except Sundays & HolidaysREFER A FRIEND PROGRAMSOLAR POWERED ATTIC FANSDRYER VENT CLEANING & REPLACEMENTFREE SECOND OPINIONS & ESTIMATES TO REPLACEDUCT TESTING, REPAIR, & REPLACEMENTLOAD CALCULATIONS FOR PROPER SIZING TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH A/C YOU REALLY NEEDATTIC INSULATIONwww.AirFlo-ErwoodAC.comCAC1816535 (727)528-1227 100313 AC & HEATING REPAIR SPECIALIST UV LIGHTS, MOBILE HOMES, DUCT WORK, SALES, SERVICE, INSTALLATIONS. IHKSERVICES.COM LIC#CAC057961, INSURED. (727)487-4223 Appliance RepairLORICCOS APPLIANCE SVC. Repairs On All Major Appliances & Gas Appliances. $20 Off w/Ad. (727)393-2774 CabinetsWE BEAT HOME-CENTER PRICES 38/Years. Made in our shop. Reface, Repaint, Replace. (727)536-0859, (727)504-0953 Lic#C9362. www.cometcabinetsinc.com ALL WOOD CABINETS, Countertops. Reface/Replace. Free Estimates, Computer Design. 30 Yrs. #C-9055. (727)391-0959. MC/Visa/Discover. Kustom Kitchen, Inc. www.KustomKitchen.net Carpet Cleaning LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM & Hallway, $65. Also Furniture Cleaning. Carpet Stretching $50/Hr. (727)644-5848, (727)545-3855. CELTIC CARPET CLEANING $99 Whole House Deep Clean! No Hidden Charges! Snowbird Discount. Family Owned & Operated. Call (727)290-7326. CARTERS CARPET & UPHOLSTERY 7-Rooms $109.95 5-Rooms 79.95 3-Rooms $59.95 Carpets Pre-Treated, Sofa & Loveseat $69.95, Tile & Grout .34/SF. No Hidden Fees!! Quality, Affordable Work. Truck-Mounted. Deep Cleaned. Bonded & Insured. (813)787-3920, (727)642-7365 Carpet RepairCARPET REPAIRS BY TOM Over 30-Years Exp. In Pinellas. Installation Available. Free Est. (727)599-1135 (727)588-1591 Carpet SalesQUALITY CARPET Repairs, Re-stretches. Wood Laminate, Carpet, Tile. Sales/ Service. Credit-Cards Accepted. 20-Years Experience. (727)527-1359. CARPET CLEANING DIVISION, (727)527-1088. Ceramic TileCeramic Life-Style, Inc. HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM Low, Low Prices! 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Call Rafe, Clearwater (727)459-3125 www.aaacomputerdoctor.com ST. PETE COMPUTERS 9150 49th Street N, Pinellas Park (727)490-7664 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. We Buy Broken Laptops ConcreteCONCRETE N BLOCKDMQ Group. State-Certified Contractor, #CGC036131. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. Since 1980. (727)637-5419, (727)393-7697. 082213 Complete Concrete, Block, Stucco & Paver Work, Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios. David Will, (727)459-9710. #C10222. MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc. 20+ Years Experience. Quality Service. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. #C-5640. Call (727)398-5160. Door RepairsPatio Door Repair Specialist I Get Them Sliding Again No Installations. Angies List 2007-2008, 2010-2012 Super Service Award! (727)733-4353. www.PatioDoorRepairInc.com DraperiesCUSTOM DRAPERIES & Valances, Bedding, Cushions, Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours. Since 1981. (727)397-5708. SewFineCustomSewing.com DrywallBLEVINS DRYWALLNo Job Too Small! Water Damage, Ceilings, Texturing. Free Estimates. #C-7872/Ins. (727)638-4342 ElectricalAffordable Quality Work 24-Hour Service. Free Est. Senior Discount. #ER0009230 STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC (727)441-2788 GABRIEL ELECTRIC Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7 Emergency Service. LOW Rates!! Senior Discounts. Since 1986. Insured. #ER0010733. (727)442-0845 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. Shiett at 727-530-5521.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!051913 505. Part-Time Help 505. Part-Time Help The Classified Sales Team at Wishes You and Your Family Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.Kelly & Wendy 121213 CHECK YOUR ADS THE FIRST DAYIn the event of error in any advertising, this publication will not be nancially responsible beyond the cost of the advertisement in which the error appears. For advertisement scheduled to run more than one time, this publication will not issue credit for errors beyond the rst publication week. Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertising copy deemed by the Publisher as objectionable in any sense and to change the classication from that ordered to conform to the policy of the publisher. Unearth a real deal in the classifieds. ARTICLES SELLING FOR: $101 $500 $501 $2,000 $2,001 $10,000 ADVERTISE FOR: $8 $10 $14 To nd what you need, take Time Out to read the Classieds! For the BEST selection of used vehicles, check our classied pages Advertise your goods and services in the Classifieds and reach hundreds of potential buyers daily. Call today for our new LOWER rates and to place your ad. ZOOM IN ON A BUYER ZOOM IN ON A BUYER9911 SEMINOLE BLVD 727-397-5563 FREE ESTIMATES. If CLEAN Is What You Want, CLEAN Is What You Get, When You Call Georgette. (727)391-7866. AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates Superior Cleaning. Residential, foreclosures, move-in/ out. Honest, professional, experienced. References/ Insured (727)565-9280. Husband & Wife Cleaning Team Homes, Offices, Motels, Vacation Rentals. Quality Guaranteed. Bonded, References. (727)403-8051. NORMA JEANNES CLEAN Hardworking Boston Gal Will Do A Wicked Good Job! Excellent References. (727)559-1550. PROFESSIONAL CLEANING General House Cleaning, New Construction Cleaning, After Hours Cleaning Available. Licensed, Insured. (727)692-8860. HOME CLEANING Organizing. Available. Over 30 Years Exp. Lic. Ins. References. Largo Resident Since 1990. Quality, Detailed, Fair Prices. My Supplies (Mild Products Available). (727)460-0923 EXPERIENCED & HARDWORKING Ill Clean Your Home Like No Other!References Upon Request.Sebastian, (570)878-7737,(727)474-5402.

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Results of Beach Trail study due Jan. 21 By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND The attorney for consultant Phil Graham told city commissioners Dec. 17 that he would present results of a study Jan. 21 on the cause of cracks in the citys $1.2 million Central Beach Trail. Kent Whittemore said results of a petrographic study, which examines the makeup of the trail concrete, would not be complete until the end of the year. He said between the holidays and the time necessary to present a report, the earliest date he could bring something to the City Commission would be in midto late-January. We have obtained the needed permits, completed the field work, obtained the core samples and patched the core areas, said Whittemore. The analysis of the core samples is currently underway. We anticipate the testing for the petrographic analysis of the cores will be complete and the results will be available by the end of the year. At that point, we will review and evaluate results and complete our report on the project. Mayor Bob Minning asked when the city could anticipate receiving the report. I dont think its going to be much longer than that (end of the year), Whittemore said. Unfortunately, we have Christmas and New Years around the corner. But Im pushing them (engineering firm). Theyre aware of how important it is to the city and my client. Commissioner Phil Collins asked if the first meeting in January would be a possibility. Whittemore said it would be difficult. Commissioner Alan Bildz said he believed the second meeting of the month (Jan. 21) would be more possible. If you want me to be here on the 21st, Ill be here on the 21st, said Whittemore. With the report? Bildz asked. Whittemore said most likely, but wouldnt guarantee a full report.Part of the issue is litigation which has been threatened (by the city), Whittemore said. So one of the things we have to evaluate is what the report says. We would like to disclose everything, but because of the threat of litigation I have to wait and see how it is phrased, what it says. I will give you a report by the 21st. Im not going to tell you right now that Im going to give you a copy of the report the engineers provide me. Im just trying Features Beaches . . . . . . . . . . .5A Business . . . . . . . . . .17A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . .10, 12A County . . . . . . . . . . .6-7A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-4B Faith & family . . . . . . . .18A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .8A Police . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .16A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .3A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .11A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .15A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Victor Wooten performs at the Largo Cultural Center Friday, Jan. 3. ... 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Council approves funds for roadway resurfacing project By TIFFANY RAZZANOSEMINOLE At its Dec. 17 meeting, the City Council approved the use of approximately $100,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for the resurfacing of several Seminole roadways in 2014. Through its pavement management system, the Public Works Department analyzed city streets and identified those in need of maintenance in the new year: 87th Avenue, 108th Street, 110th Street, 111th Street, Temple Terrace, Valencia Terrace, Freedom Boulevard and Temple Avenue. Most of them are east and northeast of City Hall, said City Manager Frank Edmunds. Each year, Public Works physically inspects roadway surfaces throughout the city to determine those in need of work, said Jeremy Hockenbury, Public Works director. The city of Seminole currently piggybacks on the contract Manatee County has with Asphalt Paving Systems for roadway repair and preservation. APS has submitted a proposal for $99,999.02 to the city per a pre-determined contract pricing schedule. The city sets aside $100,000 annually for the resurfacing. The two-part process will begin in early 2014, either January or February, Hockenbury said. First, cracks in the roads will be sealed. Then, after this work is allowed to set for a couple of months, APS comes back to micro pave the roads, which leaves behind a smooth topcoat. This is the more cost-effective way, Hockenbury said. [Crack sealing] keeps the base from failing from water intrusion and micro paving preserves the road and the base. In other action items, the council: approved the sale of beer and/or wine by a Seminole-based nonprofit organization at the 2014 Pow Wow Festival, which will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9. authorized the purchase of two 2013 Ford Transit Connect utility vans for Public Works. The vans, purchased from Bartow Ford by way of a city of Tampa competitively solicited bid, will cost $28,139 each and $56,278 total, and will be purchased with CIP funds.Redington Beach OKs fitness camp By MELINDA GREENEREDINGTON BEACH Town commissioners gave their approval Dec. 17 for the use of Town Hall for a JumpStart Fit Camp. The camp is an all-day event that begins at 6:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Most of the activities will take place on the beach, but event organizer, Jodi Jantomaso, a former Redington Beach resident, came before the commission seeking permission to use Town Hall, in particular its kitchen facilities, for food preparation and storage. The commission was amenable to the request but had asked that certain requirements be met before agreeing to donate the space. Although Jantomaso was not present at last weeks meeting, she prepared a proposal in which she agreed to pay the town a refundable $200 cleaning and damage fee and a $22 per hour staffing fee for a maximum of four hours. The cost to attend is $99 and most of the days proceeds, according to Jantomaso, will go toward the Caregiving Youth Project, a nonprofit organization that offers help and support to teenagers who are the sole caretakers of their terminally ill or disabled, single parents. Included in the days events are a beach hike, exercises, games, prizes and a cooking demonstration plus a 45-minute post-event fitness evaluation. There will be morning energy snacks, an organic brunch and an afternoon smoothie bar. Dr. Stacey Robinson, a St. Petersburg physician in private practice, will deliver a talk on Gut Health and Reducing Inflammation. The itinerary is geared for participants at all levels of physical fitness. In other matters, Public Works Director Mark Davis informed the commission via memo that he recently contacted additional contractors for bids on replacement of the storm drain near 155th Avenue and Redington Drive. The current drainpipe is 12 inches wide and 120 feet in length and considered undersized and outdated in design. Compounding the problem is that it empties into a thicket of mangroves instead of Boca Ciega Bay. The pipe fills with sand and other debris, causing street flooding during heavy rains. State laws protect mangroves and removing or cutting them often requires going through much red tape. The new pipe also will need a new seawall for proper support an additional factor that will be included in the projects overall cost. Keystone Excavators, last month, tendered a bid of $34,200 for the project. In addition, Davis has cited a problematic drain located on Sixth Street, which also will need to be addressed at the same time. The commission plans to discuss the project and entertain any additional bids after the new year. Another matter requiring attention, though not as imminent, is the need to replace the north seawall at the 161st Avenue causeway. For this, the town recently received a bid of $164,750 from Gibson Marine Construction; this estimate was acquired by happenstance while the company was working nearby on another project. Watering restrictions start Dec. 26 By SUZETTE PORTER Beginning Dec. 26, Pinellas County residents must go back to a once-a-week watering schedule. The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board declared a Phase II Water Shortage Dec. 17. Due to reduced river levels and increasing water supply concerns, the board voted to implement one-day-per-week watering restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Hours when watering is allowed also is reduced. Restrictions for lawn watering will be in effect throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties through at least March 1, 2014. We are asking residents to be prudent with their water use, especially outdoor irrigation, at this time, Swiftmud Chairman Carlos Beruff said. During the winter months you can often skip a week or more, as most lawns and landscape plants do not need as much water. Pinellas County Utilities customers using potable, well, lake or pond water may irrigate one day a week (Monday to Friday) before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. according to the following schedule: Addresses ending in 0 or 1 may only water on Mondays Addresses ending in 2 or 3 may only water on Tuesdays See WATER, page 7ASEMINOLERec Center plans Lightning day tripJoin the Seminole Recreation Center for a day trip to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the San Jose Sharks Saturday, Jan. 18. The trip leaves from the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., at 12:15 p.m. and will return at 6 p.m.... Page 3A.COMMUNITYLocal authorAuthor and longtime Largo resident Laura L. Sullivan could be described as a childrens novelist; her middle school fantasies Under the Green Hill and Guardian of the Green Hill are among her best-known work. But the description doesnt cover the scope of genres Sullivan writes within. ... Page 14A.OUTDOORSDolphin WatchPeople who have lived in the same town for a long time have an exacting way to acknowledge their long-term friends and acquaintances. Ride with them as a passenger sometime. Watch how, when they drive past a friend going in the opposite direction, they either raise all four fingers off the steering wheel briefly or nod faintly by raising the chin. The pure subtlety of these greeting gestures broadcasts their great familiarity with their community.... Page 8A.BEACHESSt. Pete Beach OKs sewage pumpCity commissioners took a giant step toward fixing the citys crippled sewage system Dec. 19 by approving $528,000 for the installation of new pumps at Master Pump Station No. 1. ... Page 5A.VIEWPOINTSDebra SaundersDrug offenders sentence was excessive, columnist says. Page 15A.

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Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., is hosting a Zumba Glow Bash on Friday, Dec. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Join local Zumba instructors and light up the dance floor with a variety of Latin rhythms. Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. This event is appropriate for all ages and abilities. For additional information, call 391-8345.Registration underway for Group Fitness ChallengeSEMINOLE The citys Recreation Division is registering participants for the second Seminoles Group Fitness Challenge, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 31, at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Cost for the program is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Price includes a calendar of free fitness classes, and bingo cards for a T-shirt and other weekly prizes. Call 391-8345 for more information.Sunday Musicale setSEMINOLE The Friends of the Seminole Library presents its next Sunday Musicale, Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. This months event will feature The Toy Boat Band with vocalist Linda Jane. This event is free and open to the public.Senior luncheon plannedSEMINOLE The citys Tropical Oasis senior luncheon will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Keith Coleman, The Beach Guy, will perform. The Clubhouse Restaurant will provide the luncheons meal, which will consist of ham and all the fixings. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased by Friday, Jan. 10. Recreation card not needed. Contact Kristyn at 391-8345 for more information.Rec Center plans day trip to Lightning gameSEMINOLE Join the Seminole Recreation Center for a day trip to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the San Jose Sharks Saturday, Jan. 18. The trip leaves from the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., at 12:15 p.m. and will return at 6 p.m. Cost is $52 for members and $57 for nonmembers. Price includes transportation, club endzone ticket and parking. Contact Kristyn at 391-8345 for more information.Childrens martial arts program offeredSEMINOLE The Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N., offers a martial arts program for children ages 5 through 12 on Mondays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Master Ryan Dean, a 7th degree black belt Okinawan instructor who teaches at the Dojo Academy in Largo, leads classes. Cost is $45 per month for members and $67.50 per month for nonmembers. For more information, call 391-8345.Free West Coast Swing dance lessons offeredSEMINOLE Free West Coast Swing dance lessons are offered on Fridays, 6 p.m., at Crystal Blue Ballroom, 10527 Park Blvd. N. Lessons are free for anyone under the age of 30. Call Renee at 698-0171 for more information.Youth basketball league registration underwaySEMINOLE Registration for the City of Seminole Recreation Divisions annual youth basketball league will run through the last week of January. Registration is open for boys and girls 9to 14years-old. The season runs from January through May. Cost for the league is $80 for recreation members and $120 for nonmembers. There also will be a noncompetitive instructional basketball program for children 7and 8-years-old. The cost for this program is $40 for recreation members and $60 for nonmembers. The basketball program is also looking for volunteer basketball coaches. Call 397-6085 or visit www.myseminole.com for more information.Seminole Recreation offers new Family Yoga, Hip Hop classesSEMINOLE Two new classes are offered at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Family Yoga takes place Fridays, 6 to 7 p.m., and Hip Hop takes place Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7 p.m. Family Yoga is for ages 3 years and older. Strengthen family bonds and cultivate strength with this yoga practice that is especially designed for everyone in the family. Cost for members is $5 per person per class and $7.50 for nonmembers. Hip Hop classes are for children ages 6 to 10. Children will develop coordination, balance, and increase self-confidence while learning new and hip dances. Cost for members is $40 per month and $60 for nonmembers. For more information, call 391-8345.Kiwanis Breakfast Club meets Tuesday morningsSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. On the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the group features speakers from different organizations. Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 3198343 for more information. Around Seminole Photo courtesy of KADI TUBBSThe Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast provided lunch for approximately 200 Special Olympians, coaches and parents on Dec. 7. The club members grilled hot dogs and served chips, apples and soft drinks to the Olympians. Since the early 1980s the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast has been sponsoring this event. In June, Pinellas County Special Olympics presented the club with the Emily Brazeal Award, which recognizes individuals and groups that have supported Special Olympics in the county. Pictured, from left, are club members David Green, event chairman Jim Allen, Loren Price and Bob Root serving lunch to individuals with the Special OlympicsKiwanis serve Special Olympians Follow The Beacon

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Beacon, December 26, 20134A Community Beach briefsPhoto seminar set at Seabird SanctuaryINDIAN SHORES Photographers will have an opportunity to learn a few pointers from photographer Michael Leonard Saturday Dec. 28, noon to 4 p.m., at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd. The event is open to the public any age. Beginners with new cameras especially welcome. Those participating will come away understanding important concepts about a digital camera like white balance, image size, lighting, file types and other tips that improve photography. Suggested donations are $15 per person and $25 per family. Proceeds will go to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary need your support. All funds received for this one day event are guaranteed to go exclusively for helping to support the seabird population at the sanctuary. Leonard is an award winning photographer from Portland, Maine. He has done work for National Geographic Wild and the Weather Channel, is active in photography clubs, the Photographic Society of America, member of North American Photoshop Professionals, leads an Adobe User Group, active in Photo Safaris and his work can be seen calendars, television advertising, annual reports, maps, text books, and in many tourist magazines in Maine. For more information, contact Mike Leonard at 207-253-2250, 207-846-4897 or 207-615-9250.Beaches Chamber plans candidates forumST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans a candidates forum for Congressional District 13 seat Monday, Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m., at the TradeWinds Island Resort. Republican primary candidates expected are Mark Bircher, David Jolly and Kathleen Peters. Others candidates include independent Michael Levinson and Libertarian Lucas Overby. Since this is a primary forum, Democratic candidate Alex Sink will not be present. The Republican primary is March 11. RSVP by contacting Doug at 360-6957 or Doug@TampaBayBeaches.com.Best of Lights winners namedSOUTH PASADENA The City of South Pasadena Beautification Committee selected the following winners and runner ups for the 2013 Best of Lights Contest: Single Family, first place, Ray and Jamie McPherson 6907 Grande Vista Way S.; Runner-up, Donald Davis, 7057 Sunset Dr. S. Multi-dwelling, first place, Shore Crest Condominiums, 1847 Shore Drive S.; runner-up, Shore Plaza Condominiums, 1893 Shore Drive S. Commercial, first place, Health & Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins View, 1820 Shore Drive S.; runner-up, Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Ave. S. Framed certificates will be presented to the winners and runners-ups at the citys regular commission meeting on Jan. 14, 7 p.m.Safe boating class offered in MadeiraMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets Saturday, Jan. 4. Others classes are planned Feb. 1 and March 1. The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices. Classes cover subjects such as navigating the waterways, operating a boat safely, legal regulations, what to do in an emergency, getting to know your boat and information you need to know before getting underway. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certificate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. Experienced U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors teach all classes. For more information, call 391-5185.Saltwater fishing class plannedMADEIRA BEACH Charter boat captain David Zalewski plans a 5-week recreational fishing course beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Madeira Beach City Marina, 503 150th Ave. Each session will meet on Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Some of the subjects to be covered include selection and use of tackle, electronics, bottom fishing, both live bait and hardware trolling, artificial reefs, and cleaning and cooking fish. Class size is limited. The fee is $50. For reservations, call 397-8815 or email Lucky too2@aol.com.Friday market opens in Treasure IslandTREASURE ISLAND The annual Friday Morning Market is underway at Treasure Island Community Park and will continue through early April. The event, which features a variety of vendors, is open each Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.Masters swim program set at Aquatics CenterST. PETE BEACH Are you interested in participating in your first triathlon, but have little swimming background? Were you a swimmer in high school, but havent gotten into the pool since? Are you a top-notch triathlete looking for technique work and stroke analysis? If so, join a diverse group of swimmers for early morning workouts and coaches on deck at every practice. Try a workout for free your first time. Contact Christie Bruner to reserve a spot at 727-637-7913. Cost is $30 pool fee and $40 coaching fee due on the first of each month. Participants must have current U.S. Masters registration. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at the City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.Beaches Chamber dinner slatedST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd. The event begins with a cocktail reception and business expo at 4:30 p.m., followed by the program and dinner at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is serving as the states first female attorney general after serving more than 18 years in the Hillsborough County State Attorneys Office. The cost is $65 per member or $75 per future members. The cost includes a drink ticket and full dinner. For information or to register, call Jennifer McKenney at 360-6957 or email RSVP@tampabay beaches.com. Madeira Social Club meets monthlyMADEIRA BEACH Madeira Beach Social Club meets the first Monday each month at 1 p.m. at Madeira Beach City Hall. Everyone is invited to join the festivities, refreshments and entertainment. In addition to its monthly meetings, club members get together for bridge, canasta and trips to local attractions. Members do not have to live in Madeira Beach. Membership dues are $10 a year. Call Dianne for more information at 397-3434.SPB offers BOGO deal on aquatic membershipsST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal on its six-month memberships. The offer is valid from Jan. 1 to March 1. The offer is valid on the purchase of a child, adult, senior or family 6-month pass. Each pass provides access to the heated pool with lap swimming, sun bathing, picnic areas, two tubular water slides, a childrens splash zone and much more. For more information, visit www.spbrec.com or call 363-9264.Seabird Sanctuary has volunteer opportunitiesINDIAN SHORES The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd., seeks to revamp its volunteer program and is looking for passionate folks to help. General volunteers are needed for greeting visitors, feeding birds, grounds maintenance, working in the gift shop, answering injured bird calls and fundraising. A volunteer skills and interests will be matched as best as possible to available opportunities. For more information, contact Josh Thomas at 391-2473 or email marketing@seabirdsanctuary .com.Madeira Beach seeks volunteersMADEIRA BEACH The city of Madeira Beach has opportunities for volunteers to assist city staff at City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. Volunteer hours are flexible. City Hall hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After a period of orientation, volunteers will be asked to answer the telephone, respond to walk-in and phone inquiries, disseminate resident and visitor information, help residents register for parking permits, special events and tournaments, give directions and provide help with mailings. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Jim Black at 407-831-6034.Auxiliary selling personalized bricksMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Madeira Beach is selling personalized bricks to honor veterans. The bricks will be used in its military memorial wall and mural. Bricks are available in 4-inch by 8-inch and 8inch by 8-inch sizes. They will be engraved by laser and permanently mounted to the entire wall surrounding the mural. The bricks will display the name, highest rank, branch of service and dates of service of the veteran. The Auxiliary is located at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Call 391-5185 for prices and to place an order.to be candid and straight forward with the Commission.Collins said litigation is the last thing the city wants. We on this board, myself and my colleagues, have a great number of people we need to answer to as well, said Collins. Hopefully a decision can come on this soon and its something both sides can live with. Minning took it a step further and asked Whittemore to be prepared to present resolutions, not just a cause. Its one thing to understand the cause but I would hope at the meeting on the 21st that youre prepared to present to the city an alternative that ranges from do nothing to completely tear it up, said Minning. If theres something in between, I think its imperative at the meeting on the 21st that you be prepared to present that. Thats because were interested in a solution. You guys are interested in a cause. I hear you, said Whittemore. I dont know what my schedule is for the 21st. I will either be here or have a written report ready for you. Were not going to drop the ball and ignore it. We will do our best to get what you need. In the meantime, Whittemore said Graham has met with officials at Biltmore Construction Co., contractor for the trail, to discuss possible fixes. The Beach Trail, which extends from the Bilmar Beach Resort north to the Residence Inn by the Marriott, opened in March and within three weeks cracks appeared in the walkway and walls. Slowly, the number began to increase. Graham said his teams count in October had the number at 265. Graham, president of Phil Graham Landscape Architecture, provided design services for the trail. Coastal Technology Corp. provided structural engineering services.Variance OKdCity commissioners granted a variance Dec. 17, allowing Britts Pizza, 10709 Gulf Blvd., to continue parking cars in front of the business. Under terms of the variance, Britts must give up one parking space on Gulf Boulevard, going from five to four spaces. For safety reasons, the four spaces must be angled at 75 degrees and be used only for compact vehicles. Last March, the owners of Britts built a wood deck outside the business, next to the parking area on Gulf Boulevard before receiving approval from the city. The deck forced the move of five parking spaces from near the front door, closer to Gulf Boulevard. The deck provided additional seating for the restaurant, which increased the number of parking spaces necessary under city code to 38. In May, the city passed a parking variance cutting that number to 35. In August, the citys Planning and Zoning Board expressed concerns over the safety of having five parking spaces so close to Gulf Boulevard. At that time, the board suggested a switch to four angled spaces and narrowing the deck from 8 to 5 feet. The board later reversed itself and allowed the 8-foot deck.Site plan extensionCommissioners passed a resolution allowing a six-month extension of a site plan approval for a duplex under construction at 10348 Gulf Blvd. Margaret Kurpe explained to city staff that her husband, Paul Kurpe, has been traveling quite a bit domestically and internationally for business and the couple has not had time to complete building plans with the designer. The Kurpes originally received a 12-month site plan approval Dec. 20, 2012.Drainage workCommissioners awarded a contract for $255,315 to Kamminga and Roodvoets Inc., of Tampa for drainage improvements in Sunset Beach. The area affected sits between West Gulf Boulevard, Bayshore Boulevard, 81st Avenue and the intersection of West Gulf Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard to the north. The city will be responsible for 50 percent of the cost with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.Bridge updateThe new bridge to the Isle of Palms will be finished in a few days but faulty railing on the south side of the bridge will not be replaced until mid-January. For that reason, the bridge will remain open temporarily to a single lane of traffic. The work will take about 10 days to complete, said Public Works Director Jim Murphy. The city is tentatively planning bridge dedications for the Palms and Capri bridges on the same day toward the end of January. No date has been set. BEACH TRAIL, from page 1A By FRANK DROUZASLARGO In the age of electronic readers, gargantuan chain stores and online retail sites, independent used bookstores are becoming endangered species. Yet Book Bank is one such store thats still managing to keep its head above water. The store, at 13002 Seminole Blvd., first opened in Largo Mall in 1992 but moved across the street to the Piccadilly Square plaza two and a half years ago. Though about half the size of its original location, it still feels spacious as light floods in through the glass door and windows and fills the 2,000-square-foot shop with Florida sunshine. Amy Schmaedeke, the owner since 1998, believes her store provides a warm, inviting ambience for her customers. Its a very pleasant atmosphere. Theres no stress or hassle. People come in because they want to relax and browse, she said. She admitted that she has noticed a definite decline in business. We are the last independent bookstore in this area, she said. Schmaedeke speculated that the steady rise of e-readers is a big reason why so many used bookstores are disappearing. She also counted the onslaught of Internet retailers over the past several years as another reason why the relatively few small book stores still around are having a tough time staying afloat. Furthermore, corporate chain stores pose another obstacle for momand-pop operations like Book Bank. Often people gravitate to these super stores to not just pick up the latest Dan Brown offering, but to shop for toys, games, music, electronics and DVDs. So aside from used books, what is it that small stores can offer the consumer that perhaps the big stores like Barnes & Noble and BooksA-Million cant? Personal customer service, Schmaedeke replied without hesitation. We have more time for the customer. Schmaedeke, with her soft, friendly voice and smiling brown eyes, is a people person who loves her job. Originally from Malaysia, she moved to Europe and lived in Germany for 20 years, but never got used to the cold weather. Seeking a balmier climate, she finally moved to sunny Florida in 1997. I love the beach! Thats why I came to Florida, she said. Malaysia and Florida are not that different. I grew up by the ocean. I love swimming. But as much as she loves the outdoors, she believes that spending so much time surrounded by books has been quite rewarding for her. Its like getting a free college education, she said, and laughed. Im now probably a Ph.D. Ive learned so much from reading, whether its business, history, cooking, whatever. She also has an affinity for learning languages. I speak fluent German, a little French and a little Spanish, she said. As for all the genres of books she stocks, Schmaedeke affirmed that romance sells the best, but suspense/mystery novels are not far behind. Though most of Book Banks roughly 30,000 titles are used, it does carry a sizeable portion of new fiction, nonfiction and childrens books that arrive on the release date. The store issues credit for trade-ins and will offer anywhere from 5Bookstore owner believes in the personal touchcents to two dollars of credit per book. The staff is also happy to do special orders for new and used books. Occasionally the store holds events such as book signings, which have included some well-known authors autographing books and spending actual face time with booklovers. Tim Dorsey comes once every year, Schmaedeke said cheerfully, and mentioned that his next appearance will be in February 2014. In an increasingly digital world where readers can summon the Scottish moors of Macbeth, the Mississippi River of Huck Finn and the magical world of Harry Potter just by tapping smartphone screens, Schmaedeke is glad that some folks still seek the human touch. I love the fact that we have a lot of repeat customers, very loyal customers that have been coming to see us ever since the store opened over 20 years ago, she said, smiling. Seeing familiar faces is always nice. Contact Book Bank at books@bookbankusa.com or 588-0474. Owner Amy Schmaedeke, left, helps a customer at Book Bank, a used bookstore at 13002 Seminole Blvd., in Largo. Here and There Here and ThereCountryside hosts biography film seriesCLEARWATER The Countryside Library, 2741 S.R. 580, will host its 2014 Big Screen Biography film series. The films will be shown every Wednesday at 2 p.m. The topics and dates are as follows: Jan. 8 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Jan. 15 Rachel Carson Jan. 22 Roberto Clemente Jan. 29 Sir Edmund Hillary Feb. 5 David Bowie Feb. 12 Susan Boyle Feb. 19 Edward R. Murrow Feb. 26 Louis Armstrong March 5 Graham Greene March 12 Zora Neale Hurston March 19 Claude Monet March 26 Elvis Presley April 2 Nefertiti April 9 Whitney Houston April 16 Archimedes April 23 Admiral Chester Nimitz April 30 Nikola Tesla May 7 I.M. Pei May 14 Frederick Olmstead May 21 Aldous Huxley May 28 Agatha Christie June 4 Ben & Jerrys June 11 Will Smith June 18 Arnold Schwarzenegger June 25 Harlem GlobetrottersParkinsons support group meetsLARGO The Starkey Parkies, a Parkinsons Support Group, meets Thursday, Jan. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road. The support group is under the direction of Marcy McCall, a patient advocate and education and research writer for the Parkinsons Research Foundation. The meeting includes a program, refreshments, socialization and fellowship. Conference on World Affairs set for Feb. 13-15ST. PETERSBURG The second annual St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, a cooperative venture of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg together with a group of civic-minded area residents headed by U.S. Ambassador Douglas McElhaney, will be held Feb. 1315 at the University Student Center in downtown St. Petersburg. Panels of diplomats, military, media, and academic experts, will discuss critical international issues of the day. The public is cordially See HERE AND THERE, page 12A

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Examples include breweries with tasting rooms and operations that would like to sell and dispense their product for onsite and offsite consumption as permitted by state law. These activities can be important marketing elements for a manufacturing/distribution operation, the LPA said. Currently, county code only allows dispensing of alcoholic beverages within zoning districts C-1 (neighborhood commercial district), C-2 (general retail commercial and limited services district), C-3 (commercial, wholesale, warehousing and limited services district), CP (commercial parkway district) and IPD (industrial, planned development district), but not M-1 (light manufacturing and industry district). However, code does allow manufacturers in M-1 zones to sell their products on a retail basis as long as the retail use is an accessory to the primary use and does not exceed 25 percent of the building area. The LPA and the countys Planning and Development Services staff recommend amending the code to allow retail sale and dispensing of alcoholic beverages in the M-1 zoning district. A report from the LPA states that allowing dispensing for on-premises and off-premises consumption could enhance market potential and offer community vitality and contribute to the local economy. Standards within the code address noise and traffic concerns and should not be a problem, the LPA said. County staff and the LPA agree that the amendment is consistent with the countys Comprehensive Plan and its goals and policies, including the Planning to Stay Element, Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element and the Economic Element. The Planning to Stay Element seeks to improve the countys appeal as a place to live and work and targets improving the quality of the urban and natural environment, while protecting community character, supporting economic development and enhancing the lives of all segments of the countys population. Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element targets improving the quality of life by creating diverse and walkable destinations with choices in housing, services, workplaces and travel modes. The Economic Element focuses on achieving a business climate that promotes and supports local business retention, expansion and diversity.Tips for Target customersExperts give advice on protecting financial information By SUZETTE PORTERFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitoring their financial activity in light of the latest security breach at Target stores nationwide. Those who swiped debit or credit cards at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 should be especially cautious, Bondi said in a press release. Target confirmed the security breach in a statement released Dec. 19. We began investigating the incident as soon as we learned of it, according to a statement posted at Target.com. We have determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the cards expiration date and CVV. Target said it was working with a leading third-party forensics firm to investigate the incident and examine additional measures to help prevent incidents in the future. Target informed the public that it had alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after the unauthorized access was confirmed. We are putting our full resources behind these efforts, Target said in its statement. Target recommends that consumers closely review account statements and take advantage of free credit reports. Consumers who discover any suspicious or unusual activity on their accounts or suspect fraud should report it immediately to their financial institutions. Better Business Bureau also offered some advice for Target customers. First of all, if you used a credit card at Target in the past few weeks, dont panic, said Carrie Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. You are not liable for any fraudulent charges on your account, and there are some simple things you can do to make sure your card was not used fraudulently. Target has already issued a warning for consumers and is working with banks and credit card issuers to alert them to which numbers were stolen, Hurt added. You can expect to hear from your bank if your card information is identified as having been compromised, and you can always call the customer service number on your card if you have a question. Bondi and BBB offer the following tips to help keep financial information safe. Closely monitor credit and banking activity to identify any potential unauthorized transactions. If such transactions are found, contact your financial institution immediately. Keep all receipts so you can cross-reference them with your credit and banking statements. To place a fraud alert or check a credit report, call one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, 1-800-525-6285; Experian, 1-888-397-3742; or Transunion, 1-800-680-7289. If you suspect you are the victim of identity theft, call your local law enforcement agency. For more information about identity theft, visit www.consumer .gov/idtheft, or call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338). Commissioners action may avert condominium war By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Residents of Kalmia Condominium No. 5, a 55plus facility in Clearwater, petitioned Pinellas County in October for a vacation of a portion of right-of-way on Ottawa Road and Skyview Avenue in the Gates Knoll subdivision. The residents say prostitutes and drug dealers are using their parking lot. For safetys sake, they want to put up a gate and restrict access. But the neighbors, residents of Kalmia Condos, 1-4, object to the plan. They want the road left open. They prefer using the back way on Ottawa Road to the main entrance on Highland Avenue due to heavy traffic. They are concerned about access for emergency response. And they say that others, including people living on Ottawa, use the access to cut through to Highland. But, Kalmia No. 5 says people using the access are trespassing on their property. They say they should be able to close the access to provide better security in the parking lot. Residents of each condominium own their building. There is no joint ownership. Roadways are shared by an agreement put in place when the buildings were constructed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, except for the parking lot owned by Kalmia No. 5. The buildings also have separate ownership associations. They share responsibility for recreation space. Peter Graham, an attorney representing Kalmia No. 5, told commissioners that problems were continuing in the parking lot. He said strangers were using the secluded area day and night for drug and sexual activities and then throwing trash from such activities out the window. He said attempts to work with Clearwater police to solve the problem had been unsuccessful. The county commission first heard the case Oct. 8, but decided to continue it until December to give time for the parties to talk and come to an agreement. Both sides also had said that many of the residents were snowbirds and not yet back for the season. Graham reported that the parties had met Dec. 2 but were unable to agree. The other condominium owners are trespassing on Kalmia No. 5s property, which is the basis of our opposition, he said. Approval of the vacation would allow Kalmia Mo. 5 to have control over their property to help with its security problem. Twenty-year Kalmia No. 5 resident Judy De Vries said the problem had been ongoing for the past three to four years. But it has really multiplied, she said. De Vries and other women from Kalmia #5 met with Clearwater police, but she said it didnt result in many answers. The police recommended that the condominium owners put up signs. De Vries said they put up three, which say trespassers would be arrested if they didnt leave the parking lot when told. However, police advised them it was not safe to approach the vehicles. Kalmia No. 5 put in a speed bump to try to alleviate the problem. While they were gone over the summer it was removed, she said. Were the only one of four buildings with a parking lot, she said. The rest have parking in front of their buildings and easy access out the main entrance. James Proud, president of Kalmia No. 5s homeowners association, said there had been problems with the parking lot for the 14 years he had lived there. Its always been a problem and weve done several things to counteract it, he said. They put in lights, installed the speed bump, which was removed, and installed signs. Nothing worked, he said. He said he observes cars pulling up side-by-side and exchanging packages. He said prostitutes bring their customers to the parking lot. I think we have the right to protect our property, he said. Weve tried to work with the other buildings with no cooperation whatsoever. Attorney Brandon Huffman, representing Kalmia Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, said the residents were opposed due to safety issues. He said putting up a barricade to block entrance through the back of the complex would hamper access by emergency personnel, who often frequent the facilities due to the population of elderly residents. He said most likely the prostitutes and drug dealers are coming to Kalmia #5s property via Highland Avenue, not Ottawa Road. He said the parking lot was attractive to them because it was secluded. He reminded the commission that a vacation should be granted only if it was in the best interest of the public. He added that this vacation was not in the best interest of everyone who lives in Kalmia and others who use Ottawa Road to travel through the complex to get to Highland Avenue. This has created a divide in the community, he said. Huffman said the only contact between the condominium associations was the Dec. 2 meeting hurriedly called before this meeting after you told them to work it out in October. He said the only proposal presented was to split the costs, estimated at $15,000, to install an electric gate, approximately $3,000 to $5,000 per building. He said there was no talk about the cost of maintenance or other costs. Huffman presented one solution and that was to deed the road to Kalmias Recreation Association with shared membership. Doug Friend, who lives in Kalmia No. 4, said residents had used the exit on Ottawa Road for years. He said many preferred to use it as opposed to the main entrance. Were always had egress, he said. Graham agreed that the road had probably been used since day one, but said it has never been designed to provide access to buildings 1 through 4. He said his clients had not designed the complex, but owned the parking lot and the area west of the parking lot. He said it wasnt fair for everyone to use property that only Building 5 is responsible to maintain. I dont want to start a real neighborhood war, Commissioner Karen Seel said after all the homeowners had their say. A motion by Commissioner Janet Long to approve the vacation died without a second. Commissioner Norm Roche then suggested vacation of only a portion of the area the northern triangle located in the parking lot outside the access road. His concern is for a fire hydrant located within the area. Commissioner Susan Latvala said she would support the motion but asked that the condominium owners continue talking to see if something could be worked out to keep the area safer and maintain egress. And can we communicate to Clearwater police the concerns expressed by our citizens, Commissioner Charlie Justice added. County Administrator Bob LaSala agreed to do so.

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County 7A Beacon, December 26, 2013 122613 7 Things You Must Know Before Putting Your Home Up For SaleSEMINOLE A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 step system that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in todays market. The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers dont get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned andworse financially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market. As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled The 9 step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar. To order a FREE Special Report, visit www.7MustKnowThings.com or To Hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-800-450-7064 and enter 1000. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to find out how you can get the most money for your home.This Free report is courtesy of Future Home Realty. Not intended to solicit properties currently listed. Copyright 2013122613 Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may only water on Wednesdays Addresses ending in 6 or 7 may only water on Thursdays Addresses ending in 8 or 9 may only water on Fridays Rights-of-way, common areas and other no address locations may only water on Fridays The water shortage declaration also places the restrictions for the following: Watering of new lawns and plants must follow an establishment period exemption schedule Sprinkler-like devices used on a lawn for recreational purposes shall be limited to the lawn and landscape restrictions Recreational devices such as wading pools, water slides, etc. shall discharge or empty onto a lawn or landscape area that requires irrigation Homeowners associations and other entities must suspend any requirement to replace lawns or engage in other activity that increases water use Residents who water by hand or use micro-irrigation can still water any day within the allowed hours. Swiftmud said that the tighter watering restrictions take into account that the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir is currently under renovation, meaning that water from the Alafia River was not able to be stored during the summer rainy season for use during the subsequent dry season. The C.W. Bill Young Reservoir is a major water supply source for Hillsbor-Starting Dec. 26, Pinellas County residents can water their lawns and landscape plants only once a week according to a set schedule based on address. WATER, from page 1Aough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Pinellas County officials say if conditions do not improve, more aggressive conservation action may become necessary, including stringent enforcement, such as issuing citations or fines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Climate Control Center predicts that precipitation will be below normal in much of Tampa Bay including Pinellas County through at least the end of March with a chance of a more normal rain pattern beginning in April or May. Swiftmud can change water restrictions at any time and with little notice. Utilities customers are responsible for staying up to date on restrictions and watering schedules. Violations may result in a $193 fine. Pinellas County Utilities can sign up to receive email notifications to subscribed customers when schedules change as a courtesy. Dont miss these important notifications. Customers are encouraged to go to www.pinellas county.org/utilities and click on the Utilities My eAccount button to add or update their email address. For more information, contact Customer Service at 464-4000. County residents who are not customers of Pinellas County Utilities should check with their water provider for watering schedules and other information. County news Pinellas County tackles flood insurance CLEARWATER Pinellas County is creating a coalition of community leaders to work on issues surrounding changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program. In a letter from County Commission chairman Ken Welch, written on behalf of the Pinellas County Commission, he states that the group effort is to develop a cooperative, broad-based and data driven approach to dealing with the issues. A key part of the strategy is to enlist the active engagement of every city in Pinellas County and develop an accurate portrayal of the nature and magnitude of the impacts our communities will face, dispelling the myth that this only affects the rich living on the beach, said Welch. It is a much different and pervasive problem. Changes made to the program is expected to affect more families and businesses in Pinellas County than in any other community in the nation and the effects of rising insurance rates are being felt in the local real estate market. Wendy Nero, Pinellas Countys manager of intergovernmental relations, will be leading the effort for Pinellas County in coordination with Pam Dubov, Pinellas County property appraiser. The plan is set to begin in January.PSTA rolls out eight new SmartBusesST. PETERSBURG Elected officials, PSTA board members and agency staff gathered outside the PSTA Administrative Headquarters Dec. 18 for a virtual ribbon cutting to mark the roll out of eight brandnew diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses, some of which are being used in a new Wi-Fi test program. Were not only celebrating the addition of new buses to our growing fleet of hybrids, but were also celebrating a new test program for providing free WiFi service for our passengers, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. We have outfitted 10 vehicles with Wi-Fi systems and so far the project is going very well. The pilot Wi-Fi vehicles are running along six different routes and officials say that if the initial successes continue, they could have the entire fleet outfitted with free Wi-Fi access within the next six months. Miller said the Wi-Fi service is just one of many improvements planned for the transit system to help give the community a better, more productive and more enjoyable riding experience. To demonstrate the Wi-Fi system, officials downloaded a video of a ribbon being cut and played it on a big-screen TV in lieu of cutting an actual ribbon. With the addition of the eight new hybrids, PSTA now has 40 of the fuel efficient buses out of a fleet total of 188 full sized vehicles. Additionally, eight more hybrids are on order and scheduled for delivery in late 2014. The diesel-electric vehicles average a 56 percent increase in fuel economy over standard diesel models and the new buses will be replacing older non-hybrid vehicles that have reached the end of their 12-year life span.Dont trash the holidays: Reduce, reuse and recycleCLEARWATER The holidays are a season for giving but we often end up giving too much to the landfill. Holiday gift wrap, cardboard and party goods add up to truckloads of extra garbage. Pinellas County Utilities urges residents to start reduce, reuse and recycle traditions to trim holiday waste. Green holiday tips: Give an eco-friendly present such as a gift card, zoo pass, event ticket or fishing license instead of items that will ultimately be thrown away. Give the gift of time, such as a lunch invitation or a picnic at the beach. Bring a reusable bag, or skip the bag, when you shop for the holidays. Look for recycled content when buying items such as greeting cards. Consider buying items with less packaging. Make room for new items by collecting clothes, toys or household items to donate to charity. Buy rechargeable batteries, instead of disposable, for electronic holiday gifts. Reuse holiday wrappings such as gift bags, ribbons and bows. Reuse packing materials such as boxes or plastic peanuts. Set up a recycling bin for cans and bottles at holiday parties. Entertain with reusable dishes, silverware and cloth napkins instead of disposable items. Replace incandescent Christmas lights with energy-efficient LED lights. Recycle cardboard and holiday papers (used gift wrap, tissue paper or greeting cards) with mixed paper at curbside or drop-off. For a list of local recycling programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org/recycle. Find a new home for usable items that have been replaced by visiting our A to Z Guide at www.pinellas county.org/utilities/getridofit. Recycle your Christmas tree. Most cities in Pinellas County collect trees for recycling either at curbside or drop-off sites. For information about Christmas tree recycling in Pinellas County visit www.pinellas county.org/utilities/getridofit/xmas_tree_recycling .pdf.Riders climb aboard a diesel-electric hybrid SmartBus. Photo courtesy of PSTA

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8A Outdoors Beacon, December 26, 2013 013113 Nice seeing you again, Stick sortaPeople who have lived in the same town for a long time have an exacting way to acknowledge their long-term friends and acquaintances. Ride with them as a passenger sometime. Watch how, when they drive past a friend going in the opposite direction, they either raise all four fingers off the steering wheel briefly or nod faintly by raising the chin. The pure subtlety of these greeting gestures broadcasts their great familiarity with their community. I do not have any counterpart greeting gestures for the dolphins of my acquaintance that I pass on the street out at sea. I love that feeling of familiarity, though it is still a bit of a shock for a kid from Wisconsin. I recently ran into local dolphin lady Stick and her 3-month-old calf Twig four different times, each time in passing. Most recently was at our house. I was inside and heard a dolphin exhale. I rushed outside to see it. Stick and her little Twig were in our canal with bull DD2 and mom-calf pair Sharkey and Echo. Stick launched a fish into the air in a long high arc, which landed 15 feet away with a stunning smack. How she launched it was perplexing because no part of her body was visible at the water surface. You just saw a surge of water as if something substantial spewed below it and then the silver-yellow fellow flying through the air. Sticks schoolmates were doing other things. DD2 fed with a hunting style I call wave-making. He surged along the seawall invisibly, pushing a rounded mound of water in front of him and undoubtedly shoving his quarry too. Sharkey babysat the two miniature dolphins. Echo and Twigs excited baby leaps created endearing little silhouettes like the ceramic dolphins sold at beach stores. I wished they would hunt along our seawall all morning and I watched them swim away with disappointment. Nice to see ya, Stick! Twice we ran into Stick when she was surfing. First, a week before Thanksgiving, Stick hunted near a little bridge while her age-mates Bet and Slightwin babysat her young calf. A handsome craft from the community of Punta Gorda accelerated as it went past, and the dolphins leapt without hesitation into its frothing opportunity. They surfed for two miles to the next no-wake zone. Though her schoolmates leapt repeatedly, Stick and her little Twig slid down the waves without fancy aerobatics. Nice to see ya, Stick, sorta. Three weeks later, we ran into Stick the Surfer again. But this was different because she made a surprise appearance. It was yet another lesson in paying very close attention if you want to get it right! Four mother-calf pairs were near the little bridge. The older dolphins hunted. The three youngest were calves of the year. Still nursing with no need to hunt, they zipped and zoomed around as their mothers searched for food for two. By and by, the mothers gathered their calves and headed north. The adults formed a general playpen around the calves, who continued their wiggling wrestling match. Mom Sharkey is a first-time mom and may have been romping with her 6-month-old Echo. Mom J is an experienced mother and was not romping. Instead, it seemed to me that she stayed close enough to intervene for her 2-month-old newborn if need be. Part of the play, as if often the case with calves, is that Js calf had a remora. These cleaner fish antagonize baby dolphins, propelling the latter into numerous gyrations to dislodge their antagonists. Js calf was propelled into numerous shudders, tail flips and sudden accelerations. Either the older calves thought these conspicuous moves were play invitations or just treated them that way. Either way, the kids spilled and tumbled with enough suddenness to drive the cameraman (me) crazy. Then the group of eight paused and milled around as the regal Rickapeg headed their way. They turned and rushed to the approaching yacht to surf it. I saw a distant dolphin also rushing to the yacht but did not at the time, expect to see nearly twice as many dolphins surfing the yacht than we watched rushing over to it. Ya gotta pay attention. Capt. John Heidemann piloted us safely parallel to the majestic yacht and its contingent of surfers. Some launched out of the bow waves and others out of the wake. I snapped pictures zealously, expecting only the original eight dolphins and curious if the entire octet was indeed surfing. Taking photo-identification pictures of active dolphins takes timing and concentration. If I pause that split second to identify the dolphin fin in the frame before snapping the picture, I often miss the shot. So I focused on photography first and identification second as we all thundered down this stretch of watery road. At one point, I thought one of the dorsal fins did not match those of the original eight. But that is why we collect photographic data documentation against the unreliable human brain. Then I glimpsed another dorsal fin that definitely did not match the original eight. Back at the lab, my suspicions were more than verified. Five additional dolphins had rushed out of nowhere to surf with the original eight, including Stick and her little Twig! Nice seeing you, Stick. Sort of. A couple of days later, dozens of pelicans dove madly on a seafood festival just outside Johns Pass. A mom and baby dolphin headed over, and we followed them briefly before they vanished into the tumult: Stick and her little Twig. Nice seeing you again, Stick! Sort of!Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54@gmail.com or visit her website www.goodnaturedstatis tics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Photo by ANN WEAVERStick the dolphin is no angel but her halo image is certainly seasonal. 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Police 9A Beacon, December 26, 2013 Telling our readers about local business since 1977. Phone Don Minie at727-409-5252or email minie408@gmail.com This is a full service Termite and Pest Control Company. We always like to recommend local family owned and operated businesses, because as members of your community they have a reputation to live up to. Owners, Sharon and Stephen Sheltons, have carried on with the tradition started over 62 years ago when Billy Shelton, Stephen Sheltons father began doing pest control throughout Pinellas County. Since 2005 (after Billys passing) the business has been carried on by his widow Sharon and son Stephen. Together they have built an excellent reputation for being one of the most honest and thorough companies in the area. Their services include Pest Control, Super Colony Ants, Termite Control & Inspections, Rodent Control and much more. They work hand-in-hand with Shelton Home Inspections which provides Residential Home Inspections and Insurance Inspections including the 4 Point, Wind Mitigation and Roof Certification Inspections required today. Stephen has been inspecting homes for 40 years and is licensed in both Termite (Lic. # JF3878) and Home Inspections (Lic. #HI-709). For more information visit www.extermatechcontrol.com and www.sheltonhomeinspection.com Being Bugged? Call Exterm-A-Tech Pest Control at 727-327-3635!122613Exterm-A-Tech protects your home, health, and your pocketbook. Call 727-327-3635. Open M-F 8am-5pm at 3521 1st Ave. N. St. Petersburg Champion Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners offer: Prompt Project Completion, Odor Control Specialists, Emergency 24/7 Services, and FREE ESTIMATES OVER THE PHONE. They do your paper work and process Insurance claims. They are certified in Water and Fire Restoration. And SENIORS GET 10% OFF their already reasonable prices. The right tools and training are needed to get tough stains out and Champion Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners has it all. Pets, children, food or drink stains, this team will get you stain free in just one visit. They also clean Rugs, Furniture and Tile. Understanding how urgent your needs can be for Restoration they are available to work at any time. If youre looking for excellent service and a people friendly approach, call Champion Carpet and Upholsters Cleaners. They promise to make your experience with them a pleasant one. Contact them for your FreeEstimate at 727-547-3797, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-5. Emergency 24/7. For more information visit www.stpetersburgcarpetcleaning.org Serving local homes and businesses alike.Nobody Does it Better than Champion Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners.If you want spotless floors call Champion Carpet Cleaning in St. Petersburg at 727-547-3797 HELPING FAMILIES MAKE THE BEST CARE CHOICES ROOTH & ROOTH, P.A.Gilbert Rooth & Susan A. 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Various items were taken including the victims vehicle. Clearwater police made the arrest after learning that the vehicle Ramos was driving had been stolen. According to Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives, during the booking process, Ramos was asked to step on to the SecurPass Scanner. During the scan, the Xray photo revealed a large dark mass near the suspects stomach area. Upon further investigation, the object was identified as necklaces that Ramos had swallowed prior to entering the jail. Ramos was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery to remove the two necklaces from his stomach. Once the necklaces were removed, detectives took them to the victim who positively identified them as her own.No children injured in school bus crashPALM HARBOR No children were injured Monday afternoon during a school bus crash on Innisbrook Drive east of Curbside Court in Palm Harbor. Nelson Roberts, 67, of Palm Harbor was ticketed for improper passing. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Roberts was stopped facing west on Innisbrook Drive east of Curbside Lane about 4:30 p.m. while children got off a school bus ahead of him. The driver of the bus, Kimberly ReavisMeyer, 49, of Tarpon Springs deactivated the hazard stoplights and moved forward to make a Uturn at Curbside Court to travel eastbound on Innisbrook. Roberts attempted to pass on the left in the single westbound lane and the right side of his 1987 Dodge Dakota collided with the left front side of the school bus. Roberts suffered minor injuries and was treated at Florida Hospital of North Pinellas. None of the eight middle school students on the bus were injured.Help needed to ID Clearwater robberCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives are seeking the publics assistance in locating an armed robbery suspect who robbed a Clearwater gas station. According to detectives, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at about 10:51 p.m. the suspect entered the Chevron Gas Station, 23977 U.S. 19, Unit 426, in Clearwater. The suspect was armed with a handgun when he approached the clerk and demanded money. The suspect then left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money that he placed in a small bag. The suspect was last seen walking northeast toward Sunset Point Road. The suspect is described as a black male with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored long sleeved shirt, dark pants and dark colored shoes. Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Detective J. Syers of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.Largo man arrested for child molestationLARGO Detectives assigned to Pinellas County Sheriffs Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Largo man Tuesday, Dec. 17, for lewd and lascivious molestation of a 6-year-old female. Detectives began to investigate Adam Bollenback, 28, after it was reported that he inappropriately touched the 6-year-old victim as she was sitting on his lap while he sexually gratified himself, the sheriffs report said. The incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 15, at a private residence in Largo. Bollenback was charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation, one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count of battery of a child by throw/expel certain fluids and one count of resisting an officer without violence (obstruction).Detectives investigate West Lealman fireLEALMAN Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Arson and Auto Theft Unit are investigating a residential fire in west Lealman. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Dec. 17, emergency personnel responded to the home of Edel Fernandez, 44, at 7140 50th Ave. N. Lealman Fire Rescue extinguished the fire, which is believed to have started in the attic of the residence. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire does not appear suspicious in nature at this time. The investigation continues.AWOL inmate returned to jailCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested an inmate about noon Dec. 18 after he walked away from a work crew detail on Tuesday, Dec. 17. According to a report from the sheriffs office Johnathan Ray Jones, 29, of St. Petersburg was assigned to an inmate work crew conducting a clean-up detail at the baseball field at 4145 34th St. N. in St. Petersburg (behind the VFW), when he walked away from the work detail that was being supervised by jail staff. The next day, deputies received a tip that led them to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Jones was a passenger on 58th Street just north of 54th Avenue in Kenneth City. Jones was arrested on a warrant for escape and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Jones was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on drug related charges Dec. 3, 2013 and was in the process of serving a 364-day sentence. Records show he is a nonviolent offender and had no prior history of discipline at the jail. His arrest record shows multiple drug related charges dating back to 2003.Police place man into protective custodyPINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance Dec. 16 at a residence on 66th Street North in Pinellas Park that led to a man being taken into protective custody. While en route to the home, reports were received that Terry Chestnut, 37, was armed with a handgun and may have shot himself inside of his vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle empty and Chestnut nowhere in sight. Fearing that Chestnut was armed and unstable more resources were called in and area schools were placed on lockdown. Pinellas Park Police Department deployed a K-9 team to find Chestnut. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was asked to assist with aviation support. At 2:17 p.m., the K-9 team as well as other officers located Chestnut. Chestnut was still believed to be armed and was challenged to show his hands. Chestnut refused to follow the lawful commands of the officers and a Taser was deployed to take Chestnut into custody. Chestnut did not resist officers after the Taser was deployed, according to the police report. Chestnut was taken into protective custody for involuntary mental health evaluation. Charges of resisting arrest without violence and violation of a domestic violence injunction will be routed to the states attorney office. Area schools were notified that the subject was in custody. No injuries were reported.Man arrested after brandishing knifePINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to the Walmart store at 8001 U.S. 19 N. Dec. 18 in reference to a theft in progress. According to the police report, the officers were responding to a report that a man suspected of theft had brandished a knife and threatened the staff while he was attempting to flee from them. Officers observed the fleeing subject and ordered him to stop. The subject continued to flee while officers gave chase. The subject fled into the wooded area in the 8800 block of U.S. 19, traveling west. A Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit was called to assist in the search for the subject. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was contacted and provided aerial support. The suspect was located by a Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit and Scott Allan Lyelee, 30, of St. Petersburg was taken into custody without further incident. Lyelee was charged with aggravated assault, felony petit theft and resisting an officer without violence. Lyelee was transported to Pinellas County Jail. Lyelee was released from Marion Correctional Institution Dec. 10, 2012, where he served less than two years for grand theft.Photo courtesy of PCSOA dark mass visible near the stomach is two necklaces from a Dec. 10 burglary in Safety Harbor. They were revealed when Joseph Bravo Ramos, 20, passed through The RAD PRO SecurPass Whole Body X-Ray Scanner at the Pinellas County Jail. The system can detect metals, pills, plastics, drugs and other unusually shaped items that may be concealed on the inmates person.Photo courtesy of PCSOPinellas County Sheriffs detectives need help to ID this man who robbed a Chevron Gas Station in Clearwater Dec. 11. Johnathan Ray Jones Joseph Bravo Ramos

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10A Community Beacon, December 26, 2013 13932 Walsingham Rd. (Next to CVS)Largo 727-596-5141Delicious Cuban & American Meals121913Havana Harrys Cafe & Market Smoked Fish Spreads Fresh Salsa Fresh Hummus Fresh Cuban Bread 22+ Flavors 30+ Toppings(Including Fresh Fruits)Healthy Probiotics Live & Active Cultures Calcium No Sugar Added FlavorsMix Flavors Add ToppingsCustom Yogurt Pies Fresh Baked Cookie Yogurt Sandwiches12720 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774www. SweetToothYogurt.com 727.216.6792 Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings121213 Self-Serve Gourmet Frozen Yogurt Limit one coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer or discount.FREE 3oz. of Yogurt off your purchase! WHEN:Every Thursday, 6:45-9:15pm(Includes Dance After Class)Ballroom Dance PartyConverted to night club style This Months Dances Foxy & Cha-ChaLargo Community Center400 Alternate Keene Road, LargoInstructor Carol Baker assisted by Paul KirkFor more information call:727.374.3881or727.518.3131 only$8 per personLearn To DANCELike You Have Always Wanted To! 122613 5290 Seminole Blvd., Suite D, St. Petersburg, FL 33708727-398-4100 cahillpa.com Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration LL.M. Master of Laws Taxation090513Michael L. Cahill,LL.M, CPA, Esq.Cahill Law Firm, P.A.Are your Estate Planning Documents up to Date?ATTORNEYATLAW& CERTIFIEDPUBLICACCOUNTANTCall or Visit for More Information 051613 CLEARWATER MALL(Next to Costco & Behind Davids Bridal)2643 Gulf to Bay Blvd. 727-725-1052 HOURS: Tues.-Fri. 10am-5pm Sat. 10am-4pm We Have MovedSERVINGTAMPABAYSINCE1969www.CustomHairTampaBay.com Not a Wig! 082913 James S. Conlin, CFPSenior Vice President, Investments Branch Complex Manager Belleair, Clearwater & Trinity2401 West Bay Drive // Largo, FL 33770 727-584-8615 // Toll-Free: 800-237-0153 // Fax 727-587-0196James.Conlin@raymondjames.com www.raymondjames.com/belleair-largo Raymond James & Associates, Inc. member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Raymond James is a registered trademark of Raymond James Financial, Inc. BDMKT-1098AH-RJA M13-2397 6-27-2015 121213BLBBUILDING PORTFOLIOS ISNT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE DO. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IS.Planning and investing for your future, your family or your business doesnt have to be complicated. Especially when you have someone you trust, who has taken the time to get to know you and your specific situation, helping guide you along the way. We start by listening to your needs, then delivering the quality, sophisticated advice you expect and deserve. Ensuring that we deliver not just any plan, but the right plan for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. Tampabay Massage Therapy&Wellness Center, Inc.Healing Body, Mind & SpiritMA#56120 MM#24022 FSAs HSAs BCBS1 HOUR Relaxation MassageMonday-Friday We Specialize in Neuromuscular &Prenatal Therapy!Schedule an appointment at our website orcall 727-392-2458 If You Have Pain Why Suffer? WECANHELPWITH:Stress Headaches Sleepless Nights Back Pain$4995Some restrictions may apply see website for details.101013 www.TampabayMassageTherapy.com 7158 Seminole Blvd., Seminole Pinellas Park Holiday Parade Photos by JIM LAYFIELDAbove, Santa Claus came to town on the back of a fire truck. Left, antique cars were well represented at the Dec. 14 Pinellas Park Holiday Parade. Above, the Pinellas Park City Council and several city staff members ride aboard the WQYK pirate ship in the Pinellas Park Holiday Parade on Dec. 14. Right, Pinellas Park T-Birds football cheerleaders call out to the crowd during the parade. Left, Florida English Bulldog Rescue marched with some bulldogs in need of a home.

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Sports 11A Beacon, December 26, 2013 Marital & Family Law Divorce Child Support Custody Paternity Personal Injury Law Auto Accident Slip and Fall Wrongful Death Dog Bite Criminal Law DUI Defense Drug Offense Traffic Violations Expungement / Sealing of Recordswww.glaroslaw.com Se Habla EspaolPINELLAS PARK 5315 Park Blvd. N. Suite 3727.545.8633Pinellas Park, FL 33781TAMPA / OLDSMAR 13513 Prestige Place, Suite 101813.854.1234Tampa, FL 33635NEW PORT RICHEY 6232 Madison St.,727.938.2900New Port Richey, FL 34652 FREE CONSULTATION! Steven Glaros Attorney 090513 011013When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 121213 When you need help after an accident.Injury Law I Wrongful Death Auto & Motorcycle AccidentCall for a free consultation.(727) 209-HURT (4878)8640 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FLPaul R. Cavonis, Esq. 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The stores are busy with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends, feeling the pressure as they count down how many shopping days are left! Many are feeling another kind of pressure, that being how to purchase these gifts on a strict budget. There is a precious gift like no other that is free of monetary cost and that is the Gift of Time. Most of us remember as children that it seemed days went on forever. We had so much time to play, go to school, then play some more. You may remember hearing your parents say time flies by so quickly and there are not enough hours in the day! As a child, I could not understand this at all. Now as an adult it clearly hits home that time is truly a gift and if we can share some of our time with a senior that lives alone, the heart of that person is rewarded as well as ours. Seniors who have lost spouses or beloved friends may experience increased loneliness during the holidays. Others may become mildly depressed for the same reasons, which can lead to isolation. Offer to take them to holiday events. Have fun baking holiday goodies together. Addressing Christmas and Hanukah cards and chatting over a cup of coffee can lift everyones spirits. The holiday season is the perfect time to consider hiring a temporary caregiver to help with all elements of holiday preparations. Comfort Keepers offer seniors assistance in areas of light housekeeping (including putting up decorations), meal preparation, accompanying seniors to social functions or taking them shopping. As caregivers who specialize in understanding and working with seniors, Comfort Keepers can provide help and company to help your loved one have a happy holiday season. Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~Peg Bracken 121213The Gift of Time SHS Hall of Fame inductions Above, Seminole High Schools 1976 boys golf team, which included members Mark Blackburn, Dennis Deja, Kevin Heinicka, Dave Sironen, Kevin Walsh and Coach Steve Crosby, was inducted into the schools Hall of Fame on Dec. 13. Theirs was the first Warhawk team to win a team title. The team finished a perfect 9-0 in dual meets and won the Pinellas County Athletic Conference title. Curt Geer was a longtime educator with Pinellas County Schools before coming to Seminole High School as principal in 1983. He served as principal until 1991, and during this period the school experienced unprecedented success in sports, with numerous district, regional and state titles.Photos courtesy of TOM HAIGHTAbove, Jody Mevers Mann was a four-year letter winner for the Warhawks swim team from 1982 to 1985. She was a school record holder in two events, the 200-meter medley relay and the 400-meter free relay. She was a four-year state meet finalist in three events and earned first team, all county mentions two years in a row. Left, Amy Cameron Grimes was also a four-year letter winner for the Warhawks swim team from 1982 to 1985, and co-captained the 1985 girls state championship swim team. She was a school record holder in the 100meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke and was a member of the 400meter freestyle relay. She earned first team, all county mentions and was a state meet finalist in both individual and relay events all four years. Bill Grey served as the Warhawks head track coach from 1971 to 1978. During this time, Seminole beat its arch rival Largo High School, which had won 10 straight conference titles, to win the conference championship in 1973 and 1974. The team also won the district title in 1974 and finished fifth at the state championships in 1972 and 1973. During his tenure, the team won 12 major meet championships, produced three individual state champions and won over 30 district and regional individual/relay championships.

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Under the pseudonym Sullivan Lee, shes published adult thrillers, including Brightwing, a criminal love story set in the Everglades. She describes her latest book, Love by the Morning Star, as a romantic comedy, set in pre-World War II Germany. The ability to write about anything is a big reason why Sullivan is a writer in the first place. Writing lets me do everything in the world, she explained in an email interview. Ive never been able to specialize I jump from one interest to another so writing is the best way to be a generalist. Im always researching something new. If theres a thread that ties her stories together, it could be her use of the godlike narrator, who can see into all of her characters heads. In fact, The Omniscient Third Person serves as the title of her blog, at lauralsullivan.blogspot.com. I love my characters even the minor ones, the wicked ones and I feel like if I invent them, I owe it to them to let the reader get as close to all of them as they can, see the innermost recesses of their hearts, she said. Another element to Sullivans writing is the usual lack of a happy ending. Sullivan credits this tendency to the fact that shes a realist at heart. Characters can achieve their goals, but there is always at least one thread of unhappiness that isnt neatly tied up, one little moral qualm that is never resolved, she said. She tried hard to make Love by the Morning Star, the exception. The novel, to be released June 3, ended in disaster and separation in an early draft, but Sullivan rewrote it to give everyone a happy ending. Of course, in the end of that book, WWII is just starting, so I suppose there is still unhappiness brewing, she admitted. Sullivan is a lifelong Florida resident aside from a few years when she claimed Kentucky as her legal address, and spent about half of each year in Florida besides. She has lived in Largo since she was 3 years old. Her most popular childrens titles are set in England, but the adult novel Brightwing is set entirely and intimately in Florida, in a lightly fictionalized west coast, and the Everglades, she explained. It is my homage to my state Florida is as much a character in it as the human characters, she said. Two other childrens books that havent been published yet are set in a fictionalized version of Pinellas Countys barrier islands. Just this year, Under the Green Hill made the Sunshine State Young Readers Award list, which Sullivan takes as a personal compliment. As a native Floridian, it amazes me to think that thousands of middle school kids around the state are having my book specifically recommended to them, she said. Sullivan said she writes childrens stories because there is nothing more profound than first discoveries. I want to be there, vicariously, in book form, when a child has little epiphanies about life, she explained. Childhood books form us almost as much as our parents do. Their words stay with us, their lessons guide us, sometimes subtly, true, without us realizing it. But they linger. Recently, Sullivan launched a holiday e-book promotion on Amazon.com. Several of her short stories were available to download for free during specific weeks of the season. Sullivan said she was pleasedLargo author tackles a variety of genres Photo courtesy of LAURA L. SULLIVANAuthor Laura L. Sullivan of Largo is author of the childrens fantasy novels Under the Green Hill and Guardian of the Green Hill. with the success. During the campaign, the story, The Ideal Household Appliance rose to No. 3 in Kindles short story list and No. 9 in science fiction. I hope these stories can bring in a new audience to my traditionally published books, she said. Building readership for short stories is tricky, especially with fewer literary magazines publishing to smaller and smaller audiences, she explained. lternatively, an author might publish a collection of short stories. But most of my stories are in such wildly different genres that they probably wouldnt work in a collection, Sullivan said. Putting them out individually at a low price seemed like a perfect solution. invited to attend the three-day conference free of charge. Hundreds of local residents and students attended each of the panels at last years conferences. Participants showed their support through their overwhelmingly positive comments on the presentations. In its second year, the conference will again welcome a large number of foreign affairs specialists for a larger conference, including more than a dozen panels, on topical international issues. Visit www .stpetersburgintheworld.com for specific times and panel topics. The objective of the conference is to make available to the people of the Tampa Bay area information and insights on foreign affairs issues that are critical to our lives and well-being.Belleair plans community garage saleBELLEAIR The public is invited to Belleairs multi-family, community garage sale Jan. 11-12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Belleair residents can be a part of the sale by filling out the garage sale registration form and turning it into the Parks and Recreation Department. Non-residents can rent a space for $25 in the Belleair Town Hall parking lot. The garage sale registration form can be found at www.belleairrec.com. Garage sale addresses will be listed on the website as the date gets closer. For more information or to get your address listed as part of the community garage sale, call 518-3728.Safe boating seminar setST. PETERSBURG The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present its safe boating program, Emergencies on Board, to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing. The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadrons twohour seminar will help acquaint boaters with the actions necessary to cope with the most common difficulties. Available to anyone 12 or older, it deals with both preparing for and managing emergencies such as accident prevention, emergency calls and signals, running aground, man overboard, fire, loss of power, medical conditions, steering failure and getting lost. Instruction is free. Materials cost $30 per family. The seminar is open to a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Visit www.boating -stpete.org. HERE AND THERE, from page 4A

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LOTS OF POTENTIALDuplex with a 3/1 on left side and a 2/1 on right side. The 3/1 has tile floors in living room and kitchen, some carpet and A/C was replaced in Kitchen was updated several years ago. The 2/1 has mostly terrazzo floors throughout, and could use some updating. The roof was replaced in 2006, a very large yard front and back. Live in 1 side and rent the other or rent out both sides. Great location; close to airports, beaches, hospitals, shopping, schools and just about anywhere you want to go. MLS#U7593236. Osborne. $155,000. SHORES OF LONG BAYOUEnjoy amazing water views from your screened lanai. This wellmaintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has a good-size master suite with a deluxe bath, a great kitchen and so much more. Secured building with elevator. This condo is the perfect place to call home for full-time residents or snowbirds. The Shores of Long Bayou is an outstanding community that features 24/7 guard at gate, clubhouse with fitness center, heated pool and walking trails. MLS#U7597796. Collins. $184,500. SEMINOLE GARDENS2BR/2BA first floor, end unit features updated kitchen, new carpet in bedrooms, freshly painted throughout with new exterior windows. An additional storage lock-up is located in the laundry room right next to the mailbox. Your personal parking spot is only steps from the front door. Short stroll to the clubhouse where you can enjoy the heated pool year-round. Seminole Mall and movie theater is next to this complex, within walking distance. Fabulous Seminole Garden Community offers shuffleboard courts, library, billiards, card clubs, dancing and entertainment. Also a free shuttle bus to local shopping, banking and close to county transit line. High and dry on the ridge but only 2 miles from Gulf Boulevard and Indian Shores beautiful sandy white beach. MLS#U7603048. Herr. $49,900. NW ST. PETE FIVE TOWNS CONDOSpacious 2 BR/2BA inside corner unit in Shoreview West Building. 1,135 sq. ft., CENTRAL HEAT & AIR 2013. Ceiling fans, large walk-in closet in master bedroom. Screened balcony overlooks pond & green space. Carport. One small pet OK. 55+ complex with pools, clubhouses, fitness center, tennis, clubs, activities. Near shopping. Short drive to Bay Pines VA Medical Center & Madeira Beach. MLS#U7603623. Bremer. $62,500. JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH...Paradise is calling and now is the time to purchase your Florida dream home at Bella Grande. Built in 2006 and nestled in the Heart of St. Pete Beach, this 3 Bedroom/3 Full Bathroom condominium has an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, solid wood cabinets and stainless steel top-of-the-line appliances. Semiprivate elevator takes you to your unit. Under building, secure parking with oversized storage room. Unit has two spacious balconies, one facing east and one facing west. Amenities include solar heated pool and spa, outdoor grilling area and a fitness room. MLS#U7603725. Linda Wallingford. $592,000. YOU OWN THE LAND!There is no lot rent, no maintenance fees and no age restrictions. This is a well-kept & maintained 1BR/1BA mobile home. It comes fully furnished and is move-in ready. It also comes with a washer & dryer in a separate utility room. Yard is fenced. There is also a bonus room and plenty of storage as well. MLS#U7603731. Bombard. $52,000. ATTENTION VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AND SURVIVING SPOUSES.Clean and affordable remodeled 3BR/2BA home awaits a new owner. Many updates here including bamboo flooring, remodeled kitchen with Energy Star appliances, granite countertops and solid wood cabinets. Both bathrooms have new vanities, toilets and gorgeous decorative tile. Roof was recently replaced, windows and doors are impact rated. A/C upgraded to 15 Seer and new 40 gallon water heater with heat pump was added. The spacious backyard is fenced and ready for entertaining. Note: income and land use restrictions apply. MLS#U7603762. Schroeder. $118,750. CUTE BUNGALOW2BR home with cove ceilings and original hardwood floors that are in excellent condition in living room and bedrooms. Kitchen and dining rooms have laminate. All new windows but one new roof in 2010. MLS#U7603885. Sundell. $109,900. READY FOR A FAMILY!Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage dream home on a corner lot in Redington Beach. Light and bright spacious kitchen with island for your cooking pleasure. Walk to beach and enjoy the sand, water and beautiful sunsets or park in the private beach parking, for residents only, with permit. Recently painted exterior, new impact windows, new fridge, washer and dryer. Low maintenance backyard has new privacy fence, patio and built-in grill. MLS#U7594135. Hawk. $249,900. Real estate newsColdwell Banker names top agentsST. PETERSBURG Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estates 66th Street office recently announced its top associates for November. The top associates are Glenda Quinn, listings leader; Kevin Gallagher, sales leader; and Arlene Fuino, closed leader. Arlene Fuino Glenda Quinn Kevin Gallagher Breland joins PlumleeINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty recently welcomed Ken Breland. Breland is the realtys new sales manager. Breland has over 35 years of experience successfully leading all aspects of real estate sales, development and investment. Since spending his early career in Tampa on the operations side of residential development, he has helped people with homes and real estate from North Carolina to Utah. Prior to joining Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, Breland served as chief executive officer at Langford Construction Company in the Atlanta area. Ken BrelandSmith & Associates, Mayfire partnerST. PETERSBURG Smith & Associates Real Estate recently celebrated the opening of its London office and its new partnership with Mayfair International Realty. Guests were treated to British delights such as fish and chips and shepherds pie while mingling with Smiths newest friends from across the pond. Mayfair International Realty, a network of more than 450 offices around the globe will allow Smith & Associates to extend its already far-reaching global marketing plan. Through Smiths personal connections to other real estate companies throughout the world, more attention and interest is focused on the finest properties in the Tampa Bay area. Prudential Tropical opens new officeBELLEAIR BLUFFS Prudential Tropical Realty recently hosted an open house celebrating its new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. The office was previously located at 609 S. Fort Harrison. The new facility features approximately 3,100 square feet of sophisticated office space which accommodates a team of highly skilled and experienced real estate professionals. This dynamic new location, together with the companys commitment to growth, and our core group of highly skilled sales executives, will enable us to more conveniently facilitate the real es-Attending the grand opening of Prudential Tropicals new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs, are, from left, Ginger McQuigg, vice president of residential sales; Danielle Beach, Capstone Title; Lisa Lozano, managing broker; and D. Dewey Mitchell, owner.tate needs of clients in Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, and neighboring beach communities, said Lisa Lozano in a press release. Lozano is managing broker of the Belleair office.Suncoast Realty Services receives awardCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Award Program recently selected Suncoast Realty Services for the 2013 Best of Clearwater Beach Award in the Real Estate Management category. Each year, the Clearwater Beach Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Clearwater Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clearwater Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties. MADEIRA BEACH RE/MAX All Star recently announced its All Star agents for November. The recipients of the All Star Agent Awards are Team Basler, Renee and Charlie Coflin, David McKinnon and Linda Mann. All Star agents must display expertise and success in listing and selling real estate along with professionalism and achievement throughout the calendar month. Team Basler Renee Coflin Linda Mann David McKinnonRE/MAX announces All Star agents

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Viewpoints 15A Beacon, December 26, 2013Here we are at the juncture between the old year and the new year. For most of us, that means we should make some decisions. WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE GREETING CARDS? This includes the Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus cards we received as well as the leftover cards we never mailed because we ran out of friends and acquaintances to send them to. Incoming cards have value, even if its small. Each card means that someone cared enough to buy it, address it, maybe scribble a note such as I hope Sally has cut back on her drinking, and put on a stamp. In this era of email, texting, sexting, Twittering, Twerking and Facebooking, an honest-to-goodness Christmas card is a sentimental step back into the time when people were real and not just names listed on computer files. So maybe we should not pitch this years incoming cards into the dumpster. At the very least we should keep them for a year, so that we can flip through them next Christmas to recall who remembered us and who didnt. WHAT SHALL WE DO ON NEW YEARS EVE? Five or ten thousand years ago, some wise old duck declared, Time is NOT a flowing, unbroken continuum. It is neatly divided into days, weeks, months and years. The most important event is the new year. Therefore we should celebrate its arrival by doing something fun and noisy on New Years Eve. Okay? Ever since then most of us have gone along with that idea, even when we would have preferred to stay safely at home on a warm sofa with our main squeeze, our favorite dog and two quarts of Breyers butter pecan ice cream. New Years Eve is when millions of people who dont know how to handle alcohol set out to prove it. They often succeed in various ways such as car crashes, fistfights, ill-fated adultery and vomiting on the hosts wife. I sometimes wonder how many police officers resign their jobs after pulling duty on New Years Eve and having to cope with a night full of drunks. When midnight arrives and the glittering gadget descends into Times Square, kissing begins. Thats when some intricate decisionmaking takes place. Questions arise: After I give my wife a heartfelt kiss, shall I plant a queen-size smooch on my gorgeous neighbor Connie, for whom Ive lusted ever since Jerry Ford was president? And so on. Ive known many partygoers who simply duck out five minutes early to avoid the customary lipstickand-saliva exchanges. But most folks happily endure them. SHALL WE DRAW UP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS? The common-sense answer is No. Research has shown that very few resolutions endure for more than a few weeks. Still, to undertake self-reform for even a short time helps us to maintain the illusion that we possess free will and self-control. And theres no harm in that, I suppose. Most resolutions have to do with losing weight. Which reminds me that, in all my years of watching TV evangelists perform their miracles, Ive never seen one attempting to cure obesity. They turn that curse over to God, and from what I can see God doesnt do a very good job with it. At this moment, my only resolution (or vague intent) for 2014 is to start a blog. Also, maybe, to learn the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. At heart, Im not a very social guy, and Im told these social networking inventions can catapult me into a whole new world of informed, astute observers who, if I let them, will help me spend half of each day exchanging opinions on Obama, guns, Miley Cyrus and other significant topics. IN 2014 SHOULD WE HEED POLITICAL CANDIDATES? The coming year will see hundreds of men and women striving for public office. Some of them will be outright liars, but many others will tell the truth (or at least try to). Should we devote much of our time and energy attempting to discover which is which? Ive decided to save time by paying attention only to candidates whose initials are the same as mine. I dont know if any such candidates will come forth. If they dont, it wont be my fault. A final note: as always, my best holiday wishes go out to my 38 (or so) Faithful Readers, especially to those who take the time to email me, even with messages that begin You benighted swine! I have come to believe that most of the people who read this newspaper each week have an I.Q. level at least twentyseven points higher than the national average, and forty-four points higher than my own. You are a distinguished audience, and I salute you. Happy holidays!Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.President Obama commuted the sentences of eight crack-cocaine offenders Thursday, including that of Clarence Aaron, who was serving a sentence of life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction when he was 23. Aarons story represents the worst excesses of the federal criminal justice system. Aaron, of Mobile, Ala., had no criminal record. He had held jobs. In 1992, he was a college student who decided to address his money problems by acting as an intermediary between two career drug dealers. The dealers paid him $1,500 to set up two large cocaine deals. They got caught. The ringleaders knew how to game the system. They pleaded guilty and testified against Aaron. Aaron wasnt as savvy. He pleaded not guilty and lied on the stand which enhanced his sentence. The buyer planned on converting powder cocaine to crack that, too, enhanced Aarons sentence. One deal didnt happen, but federal prosecutors charged Aaron for it anyway. Voila, he won the same sentence that was imposed on FBI agentturned-Russian spy Robert Hanssen and now-deceased serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Aaron knows he broke the law. He had earned prison time. But what does it say when federal prosecutors seek and win life without parole for a first-time offender while letting the big fish finagle lesser sentences? All but one of Aarons cohorts has been out of prison since 2000. Best Christmas everAarons cousin, Aaron Martin, said the commutation made this season the best Christmas ever. Attorney Margaret C. Love said, We are grateful to President Obama. In 2001, I began hectoring President George W. Bush to commute Aarons sentence. Bush asked his pardon attorney to reconsider the petition, but the official misled him, failing to inform him that the judge and the U.S. attorney had come to support Aarons petition, so the president said no. When Obama was first elected, Aarons family was convinced that Americas first black president would free Aaron, who is African-American. In the first term, their hopes were dashed. Until Thursday, Obama had commuted only one sentence, that of crack-cocaine offender Eugenia Jennings, in 2011; Jennings died of leukemia in October. Finally, on Thursday, it happened. Today, I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system that was reformed three years ago under the Fair Sentencing Act, Obama said in a statement. Each of them has served more than 15 years in prison. In several cases, the sentencing judges expressed frustration that the law at the time did not allow them to issue punishments that more appropriately fit the crime.Nonviolent offensesAccording to the White House, six of the inmates whose sentences were commuted were serving life sentences for nonviolent offenses. Its about time. Drug-war critics have been waiting for commutations ever since Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Association in August that certain low-level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences. Political science Professor P.S. Ruckman Jr., who hosts the Pardon Power blog, had rated Obama one of the most merciless (presidents) in history.Nearing Bushs recordOn Thursday, Ruckman observed, I dont think that changes his record that much. With nine acts of clemency, however, Obama is approaching the 11 commutations granted by Bush. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that close to 2,000 nonviolent offenders are serving life without parole in federal prisons. If we were reading about this stuff and it were in another country, noted the head of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Julie Stewart, wed be saying, Oh, my god, theyre putting away people for life for nonviolent offenses. It is amazing how many liberals will support Obamas reticence to use his clemency power. Willie Horton! they chime noting that Republicans made former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis answer for the furlough of a murderer who raped a woman during an armed robbery after he was furloughed. Be it noted: Horton was ineligible for parole and should not have been given a weekend pass. Aaron has no record of violence. He has a clean prison record. He has taken responsibility for the actions that led to his prosecution. His family wants to help him establish a productive life. During a 2002 phone call from prison, Aaron told me he could not believe that in America, a young man could be condemned to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a stupid, criminal, but nonviolent, decision. These people literally would have died in prison without this act of compassion and mercy by the president, Stewart noted. He will not regret it. Indeed, I believe Obama will feel so good about these commutations; hell do it again soon.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ sfchronicle.com. 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@tbnweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli tbniandy@yahoo.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@tbnweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@tbnweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@tbnweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@tbnweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@tbnweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comLargo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@tbnweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com General Editorial editorial@tbnweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERS End-of-year decisions: Why bother? Drivers SeatBob Driver Justice finally prevails for offender We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. The deadline for letters pertaining to Jan. 14 election has passed. What do you think? Debra Saunders National debt soars during Obamas term Re: Political Parties must compromise and cooperate, Mike MacDonald, Clearwater, Dec. 12 Editor: I read that these letters that The Beacon prints must contain this requirement: Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The allegation from Mike MacDonald states, The GOP over the past 40 years or so has been responsible for more national debt than in all of the nations history. This statement of Mr. MacDonald is totally unsubstantiated and totally untrue. National debt: George W. Bush vs. Barack H. Obama. Its important to keep in mind that during the past 40 years, Democrats have served as our president for 17 years, while Republicans have served as President for 23 years. Our national debt currently is $17.2 trillion and all of these figures Im providing can be substantiated at the following link: The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/current. Our national debt when George W. Bush took office on Jan. 21, 2001 was $5.72 trillion and it was $10.6 trillion when he left office. So in George W. Bushs entire eight years or 96 months as president, our national debt increased by $4.89 trillion. Our national debt has increased by $6.59 trillion during Obamas first 59 months in office. Higher than all of the national debt accumulated by the first 42 U.S. presidents combined and Obama still has 37 months left in office until his term ends to surpass that unenviable track record. In contrast, in just the 59 months that Barack H. Obama has been president, the total national debt is higher by $1.70 trillion and counting than the total national debt under George W. Bushs entire 96 months as president. Im not discussing percentages of increase, but actual dollars of increase. And our national debt is projected to surpass $22 trillion by the end of Obamas 96 months as president, which would be an increase of over $11 trillion during Obamas full eight years in office. This would mean that President Obama would be credited with doubling the national debt, from $10.62 trillion to over $22 trillion during his entire eight years in office. Far surpassing the total national debt of all his 43 presidential predecessors combined. Joseph Mackay SeminoleThe scoop on the poopEditors note: This letter stems from extensive sewage problems occurring in the residential area off Kent Place in Largo that residents have complained about recently to city officials.We have lots of neat things in Kent Place, including fresh poop that gets in your face. When driving in from Belcher the smell is strong; much worse than the sulpher water that might help a lawn. But it is fun to see and smell the pumping. each Friday evening as Sabbath is celebrated, our rabbi is leaving (he is moving to Flushing, N.Y.). Theres a problem with the pipes that we dont understand, and that cant be despite the demand. And the damages to the coyotes is of concern. Theyve asked us for incense that they can burn and barking please please, spare us from this decease. As values go down, our taxes will too. So we can afford gas masks, and have bought quite a few. And we reached out to Fidel, and he is sending a crew to save us from sewage, and democracy too. So the problem is big, and our choices limited. Are we confused, or our systems demented? We will know more Tuesday when we see how the system handles our poop and our pee. So to government and commissioners, we know you are good listeners. Please tell us what to do so that we dont associate this situation with you. Alan Gassman Gassman Law Associates, CleawaterWhy unincorporated?Editor: I live in unincorporated Seminole and do not get any city benefits like recreation privileges. So where are the city limits? It must be very small. I live about 2 miles from City Hall. I can walk to the library, the mall. So why unincorporated? Oh. Taxes. The property I live on probably is not city taxed. Well, I only rent here so it is not my fault I do not pay the property taxes, but I do live here and would like not to feel like an outsider. Alva Kissee SeminoleThanks for brightening holidays for seniorsEditor: On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this years very successful be a Santa to a senior program. With support from generous shoppers, Bealls Outlet stores, JSA Healthcare, Community Bible Church, YMCA of Palm Harbor & Shapes Total Fitness, we were able to collect more than 500 gifts for local seniors who otherwise might have been overlooked this holiday season. We also would like to thank the many volunteers who shared their time to collect, wrap and deliver the gifts to 500 area seniors, many of whom struggle to make ends meet. Thanks to all those who helped us brighten the holidays for our local seniors and truly making a difference in our community. Julie Krol Clearwater

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Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE010313 3942 Tyrone Boulevard St. Petersburg(Between Park and 38th Ave. N.)Also visit us in Ft. Myers, Brandon, Tampa & Sarasota12261325 Gourmet Burgers. Join us for Happy Hour in our swanky decor. Awesome!Expires 1-15-14 Photo courtesy of JACKIE HOMERWinners in the recent Holiday Isles Elks Lodge Americanism Essay Contest were, front row, from left, Dawson Avila, Evan Smith and Emily Parrish of Orange Grove Elementary School, along with Alden Schaefer, Victoria Tibbens and Taylor Malz of Bauder Elementary. In the back row, from left, are Tom Rice, executive leader Holiday Isles; Jackie Homer, PR, Holiday Isles; Raymond Pitney, past district deputy, Holiday Isles; Roger Novack, trustee, Holiday Isles; Iwan Choronenko, past district deputy, Holiday Isles and Annie Williams, past executive leader, Holiday Isles. Winners from both schools won $100 each. Second-place finishers got $75 and third place was worth $50. The students also won a oneweek summer vacation to the Florida Elks Youth Camp in Umatilla.Essay winners Photo courtesy of DANA ROZANCEEighth-grader Anna Marie Gomes, right, served as principal for a day at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School on Dec. 11. Gomes parents won the opportunity for her at a Nov. 2 fundraising auction, which raised nearly $30,000 for the school. Gomes followed principal Cynthia Yevich around to get an up close and personal view of her daily tasks as principal. They visited classrooms, stopping for a few minutes in each one to see what the students were learning. Gomes decided on an eighth grade privilege to walk to Chick-fil-A for lunch on Dec. 16. She was also able to see firsthand the many jobs the principal has each day, and even helped look for students out of uniform code. Principal for a day Photo courtesy of GENE STERNThe Rotary Club of Seminole Lake named seniors Alexander Jackson and Katherine Rankin Osceola Fundamental High Schools Students of the Month for November. Jackson currently has a 4.655 GPA and has consistently achieved academic honors in his four years at Osceola. He has volunteered at St Petersburg General Hospital and is a member of the Science National Honor Society. He plans to attend a state university in Florida and major in physics. Rankin has a GPA of 4.6 while being a three-year starter on the high schools championship-winning soccer team. She belongs to numerous honor societies, while actively participating in many community service projects: Jeans for Teens, Pink Out, Pre-school volunteer and King of the Beach. She is the president of the Interact Club and also is active in her church. She has gone on two missions to the Dominican Republic. She will attend either the University of Florida or Vanderbilt University to study environmental engineering with a goal of becoming a physician. Pictured from left, George Bessler, Rotary president; Jackson; Michael Bohnet, OFHS principal; and Rankin.Students of the Month School news?The Seminole Beacon seeks information about students winning awards, scholarships and upcoming school events. Send school news to Seminole Beacon Editor Tiffany Razzano, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Email trazzano@TBNweekly.com or call 397-5563, ext. 306.Veterans tuition bill passes committeeTALLAHASSEE Legislation filed by Sen. Jack Latvala passed the Senate Education Committee Dec. 10. The bill, which will waive out-of-state tuition fees for veterans, will be called The Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program. This bill, if it passes the Legislature, will allow honorably discharged military veterans and reservists to attend schools in the Florida College System or in the State University System and take advantage of instate tuition costs. Currently, gaining in-state status for many veterans would require them to live in Florida for a year to establish residency and then attend college. Veterans must reside in Florida when physically attending the institution or while taking online courses. Sen. Latvala decided to name his bill after the late Congressman Young because of his many years of support and dedication to veterans. I cant think of anything more meaningful than to have Congressman Youngs name attached to our bill which will help veterans returning home attend school and improve their chances at employment, Latvala said. The Senate Sub-Committee on Education Appropriations and the Committee on Appropriations must still hear the Senate bill. The sponsor of the companion bill, House Bill 35, in the Florida House is Rep. Kathleen Peters. Visit www.TBNweekly.com

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Beacon, December 26, 2013 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: rabbi@jewishheritage.net Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706 Dr. Dave Ruth, Senior PastorCome and worship. Go and serve.www.ChurchByTheSea.comCasual Worship(Fellowship Hall)8:00 a.m.Traditional Worship(Sanctuary)9:30 a.m.Nursery providedSunday School 9:30 a.m. Adult Small Group Study 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship (Sanctuary) 11:15 a.m.101013Bible StudyWednesday 6:00 a.m. (men only) & 6:30 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563SB FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH4321 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach Bible Study Wednesday 6:30pm Sun. School 9:15am WORSHIP 10:00amPastor J. 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Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons F.D.A. Cleared Business 17A Photo by BOB McCLUREMaggie and Joe Caruso use the big scissors to officially open the Coconut Inn at 113 11th Ave. in PassA-Grille Dec. 18 during a Tampa Bay Beach Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event. The former Leroy Motel has 11 suites, a pool and WiFi throughout. Ralph Lickton of Pass-A-Grille designed the upgrades. The Carusos also are in the process of refurbishing the Havana Inn on Gulf Way.Grand opening Biz notesCoffee Connections setCLEARWATER Coffee Connections 2014, a business-focused networking and tour event, will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 to 10 a.m., at 14155 58th St. N., Clearwater. This event will offer an opportunity for businesses to gain exposure while supporting 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares efforts in helping family, friends, neighbors and employees with everyday needs and in times of crisis. Coffee Connections will provide local businesses with: An overview of 2-1-1 TBC programs and services Information stations on key issues addressed by 2-1-1 TBC in the community such as children and families; military families and veterans; and disaster and crisis intervention services A tour of our 2-1-1 contact center Demonstration of new Apple and Android apps utilized by 21-1 TBC Coffee, breakfast and giveaways Networking opportunities with local businesses, government leaders, 2-1-1 TBC Board of directors and 2-1-1 TBC staff For information, call 2104241.Traditional Watercraft wins awardsLARGO Traditional Watercraft Inc., the Largo-based builder of Island Packet Yachts founded in 1979, recently was awarded two Boat of the Year awards from Cruising World magazine. The builder won the awards for its new Blue Jacket 40 model. The Blue Jacket was chosen from 28 finalists selected from the more than 70 new sailboat models introduced in the United States over the past 12 months. Citing the outstanding build quality and excellent performance that have always been associated with the builder, the Cruising World judges were also taken by the unique design collaboration of the yacht between two of the countrys most notable yacht designers: Island Packet founder, owner and naval architect Bob Johnson and Tim Jackett, previously the president and designer for Tartan and C&C Yachts based in Ohio. The Blue Jacket 40 is both this years Best Midsize Cruiser as well as the 2014 Domestic Boat of the Year. Networking groupsNetworking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., 3 Oaks Cafe, 1575 S Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, Dec. 26 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Shopping Center on the corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call Barbara at 573-1935, ext. 402. Thursday, Dec. 26 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet.com. Thursday, Dec. 26 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.bni.com. Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Dec. 26 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@denisemurphypa.com. Thursday, Dec. 26 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Thursday, Dec. 26 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242. Thursday, Dec. 26 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Dec. 27 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www.bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, Dec. 27 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Dec. 27 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit www.pro -leads.net. Friday, Dec. 27 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Executives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, Dec. 30 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, Dec. 30 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.pro -leads.net. Monday, Dec. 30 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@free networkinginternational.com. Monday, Dec. 30 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173, email waynep@freenetworkinginternational.com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, Dec. 31 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 www .BNISuccessAlliance.com. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Tuesday, Dec. 31 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 5864999 or visit www.cbcnet.biz. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Dec. 31 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 jpla dy1@hotmail.com or visit www.freenetworkinginter national.com. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucsons Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-477-3533. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921. Thursday, Jan. 2 BNI Success Masters Seminole Chapter, 7:15 a.m., at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. Cost is $10 including continental breakfast. Call Jerry Hotho at 813-334-0598 or jerry.hotho@gwiz-pts.com. Thursday, Jan. 2 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@denisemurphypa.com. Thursday, Jan. 2 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., 3 Oaks Cafe, 1575 S Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, Jan. 2 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Jan. 2 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. 2 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Jan. 2 Network Professionals Inc., Countryside Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at the Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Call Rhonda Pulver at 744-8059. Thursday, Jan. 2 Ali Lassens Leads Club, Central Pinellas Professional Women, noon, Chilis, 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Email Leads clubexec@aol.com. Thursday, Jan. 2 Free Networking International, 1 p.m., at the Belleair Grill and Wine Bar, 1575 S. Fort Harrison, Belleair. Purchasing lunch is optional. Call Rita Shepard at 415-9496.

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Chabad of Pinellas County and Chabad of ClearwaterCLEARWATER As a joint program of Chabad of Pinellas County and Chabad of Clearwater, Rabbi Dr. David Nesenoff will bring his speaking tour to Pinellas on Thursday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express Clearwater, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. After becoming world-renowned for his famous White House interview with Helen Thomas, Nesenoff will be speaking to the local community as part of his international tour that has taken him to Australia, England, Ireland Canada and most of the states in the United States. Nesenoffs one man show, more than just a lecture, is about everything from his relationship with the Divine, his front row seat in the world media, Israel, anti-Semitism, and his amazing personal journey. It is a story of cyber-hatred, life-threatening danger and oddly enough, incredible humor. Admission is $10 a person. Sponsorships are $180. To RSVP, call 265-2770 or 789-0408 or visit www.YICHABAD.com or www.JewishClearwater.com.Chapel-By-The-SeaCLEARWATER A traditional candlelight worship service will be presented on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Chapel-ByThe-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanad. The Rev. Herb Freitag will provide the Biblical inspiration in a sermon titled Christmas at 30,000 Feet. The choir will sing Messiah Christmas Suite by G.F. Handel, and will be augmented by additional musicians including Eden Vaning-Rosen, Jasmine Lemon, Jake Bray and Elyse Aaronson on strings, Danzel Dixon on percussion, and Barbara Prescott on flute. O Holy Night will be sung by Marilyn Michael and Jared Acuff. The nursery will be available for the little ones. The church coach will make its usual run. For information, call 446-0430 or visit www.chapelbythesea.net. Beacon, December 26, 2013 18A Faith & Family CLEARWATER The nonprofit group, Clothes to Kids, is in need of new or gently used young girls and boys pants and shorts sizes 6 to 16, longand short-sleeved shirts sizes small to extra large, young mens shorts sizes 18 to 28, and young girls and boys shorts sizes 5 to 12. Clothes to Kids provides a full weeks wardrobe of free clothing to low-income school-age children in Pinellas County from kindergarten through high school. Each wardrobe includes five new pairs of underwear, five new pairs of socks, four pairs of shorts or pants, a dress, one jacket in season, and shoes. This wardrobe includes school uniforms. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday at either of their locations, 1059 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, or 3251 Third Ave. N., Suite 145, St. Petersburg. Cash donations also are needed to purchase clothing in short supply and new underwear. Call 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.Clothes to Kids needs donation Ashleigh MasiSFR122613 727-505-6115ashleighemasi@gmail.com www.ashleighmasi.com Thank you friends and family for such a joyous year! I want to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!If you are considering buying or selling real estate, local, trusted experience matters. Call me today for all your Real Estate needs! Capo De Monte Italian MarketVisit us for all your Italian Grocery Deli needs8400 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 394-7800121213 Delicious Subs & Paninis Gourmet & Italian Foods Prepared Meals-To-Go Beer and Wine Homemade Soups Pasta Sauce Crostini made fresh daily Specialty Meats & Cheeses Homemade Sausage Fresh Italian Bread Homemade Dips, Spreads Mozzarella Cheese & Much More! FULL CATERING MENU FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY EVENTS! $5 OFFAny purchase of $30 or moreMust present coupon. Dine in or Take out. Not valid with other offers. 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Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris, running through Dec. 29, at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. The holiday season has been called the most wonderful time of the year. Not so says Crumpet, the unemployed, chemically dependent writer who takes a job as a helper elf at Macys Santaland in New York City. His tale of mass marketing, stressed out sales clerks, drunken Santas, screaming kids and the general insanity of the holidays is hilarious and meant for mature audiences only. This one-man show starring local favorite Brian Shea is perfect for those who view the holiday season a little differently from what the television wants us all to believe. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $19. Call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. ZZ Top, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest-running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, but its a remarkable achievement that theyre still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ Top coalesced from the cores of two rival bands, Billys Moving Sidewalks and Frank and Dustys American Blues. The new group went on to record the appropriately titled ZZ Tops First Album and Rio Grande Mud, that reflected their strong blues roots. Their third, 1973s Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit La Grange, still one of the bands signature pieces today. Their next hit was Tush, featured on their Fandango! album released in 1975. In the mid 1980s, the band released Eliminator an album that represented a paradigm shift for ZZ Top. Their roots blues skew was intact, but added to the mix were tech-age trappings that soon found a visual outlet with the nascent MTV. Just Thinking Out Loud, presented by comedian Dave Celestian, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m., at Venue Thetre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $10 at the door. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, text name and party size to 727-286-0241 or email Dave@DaveCelestian.com. A former engineer, Celestian left the American Dream in the summer of 2008 to pursue standup full-time. He offers a uniquely real, dynamic, and progressive style of humor. His distinctive blend of intelligent, quick-witted humor, delivers a refreshing brand of comedy that is intriguingly entertaining. Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Saturday, Dec. 28, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $32.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The show features 40 star-studded dancers performing Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker. It is a holiday performance for families with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees and astounding ballet moves. The Moscow Ballet dancers are world-class and a delight to experience. Gilbert Gottfried, Sunday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. At the young age of 15, Gottfried began doing stand-up in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as the comedians comedian. After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasnt until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Gottfrieds work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II. Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Whos Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Grudge MatchGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal and Camden Gray Director: Peter Segal Rated: PG-13 In Grudge Match, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play Billy The Kid McDonnen and Henry Razor Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Now, 30 years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they cant refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. If they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.The Secret Life of Walter MittyGenre: Adventure and comedy Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn Director: Ben Stiller Rated: PG No one really knows the power of the private dreams inside our heads until they inspire our reality. Thats what happens in Ben Stillers contemporary rethink of one of the most influential fantasy stories of all time indeed the quintessential tale about the irresistible allure of fantasizing: James Thurbers The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller has taken that two-and-a-half page 1939 classic and opened it up into a 21st century comic epic about a man who finds that his real life is about to blow his wildlyOpening this weekend Photo courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESSylvester Stallone, left, stars as Henry "Razor" Sharp and Robert De Niro as Billy "The Kid" McDonnen in Warner Bros. Pictures' comedy "Grudge Match." over-active imagination out of the water. This Walter Mitty (Stiller) is a modern day-dreamer, an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his ho-hum existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger. But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable: take real action sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up.Photo by WILSON WEBB/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXBen Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This weeks top 5 This weeks top 5Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsSeminole Beacon, Section B, December 26, 2013 Visit www.TBNweekly.com Women: FREE Bikini line, eyebrow or underarm or 50% OFF Brazilian.Largo 727-581-370010500 Ulmerton Rd., Suite #676, Largo Clearwater 727-725-49252532 State Rd. 580, Suite #G, Clearwater 120513Must be state resident. See center for details. Present coupon at time of service. Offer Expires 1-7-14. FREE WAXFOR OUR FIRST-TIME GUEST The Power of Knowledge ... 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Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) a halfbreed they once rejected as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into a hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to confront the evil taking over their land and seize eternity. Based upon the epic story that has become one of Japans most enduring legends, this extraordinary tale of unbelievable courage has its origins in the early 18th century, when 47 noble samurai honored the untimely death of their master by avenging him.Justin Biebers BelieveGenre: Documentary and music Cast: Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Rodney Jerkins, Ludacris and Mike Posner Director: John M. Chu Rated: PG Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight theres more to his story. Directed by Jon M. Chu, Justin Biebers Believe captures 19-yearold Justin Bieber unfiltered and brutally honest. In brand new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spotlight as well as never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Patti Mallette, Usher, Ludacris and many more.The Wolf of Wall StreetGenre: Drama Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Pj Byrne and Kenneth Choi Director: Martin Scorsese Rated: R Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late s. Excess success and affluence in his early 20s as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.August: Osage CountyGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham Director: John Wells Rated: R August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicagos legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.The Invisible WomanGenre: Drama Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander Director: Abi Morgan Rated: R Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. OPENING, from page 1B Photo courtesy of VICTOR WOOTENVictor Wooten has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. Wooten to perform at Largo Cultural CenterLARGO Audiences will have an opportunity to spend an evening with Victor Wooten Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50 plus applicable service fee. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The five-time Grammy award winner is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Wooten has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. He was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Brought into this world as Victor Lemonte Wooten in 1964, the future bassist spent his childhood paving the road toward musical success. According to his bio provided by Compass Records, Wooten was born the youngest of five boys. He was only 2 when he began learning to play music. At 5, he was playing nightclubs and theaters as the bassist in his familys band. The following year saw him touring with his brothers, opening for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. I was born at the right place and the right time to a wonderful family, Wooten says in the biography. By age 8, Wooten had earned the nickname Bass Ace. By the time he graduated high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. That is only the beginning of Wootens tale. Fast forward to the late 1980s. Wooten was one of the founding members of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, a band which formed initially for a one-time performance on the PBS series Lonesome Pine Specials. The band has released more than a dozen albums since its self-titled debut from Warner Bros. in 1990. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones also tours extensively, sometimes playing as many as 200 concerts a year. As if he wasnt busy enough with that project, Wooten also pursued a solo career, turning out half a dozen albums beginning with A Show of Hands in 1996. Recorded with only a four-string bass, no multi-tracking, and a lot of groove and soul, this revolutionary CD was voted one of the most important bass records of all time. Around this time, musicians wanting to learn Wootens unique style and elusive techniques began seeking him out for lessons and seminars at music stores and schools around the world. These workshops became the training ground that lead to the formation of his acclaimed Bass/Nature Camp in 2000, which eventually expanded into Victor Wootens Center for Music and Nature. The center offers intensive style programs and welcomes all instrumentation and vocalists. In 2009, Wooten Woods became the new home for all of Victors camps. The nearly 150-acre retreat, owned by Wooten and his wife, is located west of Nashville, Tenn. This picturesque retreat center has provided many more opportunities for Victor and his staff to share their lifelong experiences with others. We give students the opportunity to completely let go and be themselves while congregating in a peaceful noncompetitive manner on an equal playing ground with each other and their instructors, Wooten said. Weve found this to be the best environment for learning. In 2008, Wooten released Palmystery, his sixth solo recording. The album showcases Wootens jazz composition and arranging skills with songs like Two Timers, Flex and Song for my Father. It also brings to the forefront his artistically humble side with the celebratory track Bass Tribute and the thought provoking I Saw God. On the same date, Wooten released The Music Lesson A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, a self-published novel about life and music. The book presold hundreds of copies before its release quickly becoming a must-read for musicians world-wide. Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Threadbare clothing 0 5. Become friendlier 0 9. Amorphous mass 13. Various forms of the same speech sounds 16. ___ lamp 1 7 Mediterranean plants with large edible flower heads (2 wds) 19. Mac 20. A.T.M. need 21. Drill bits 22. Kuwaiti, e.g. 24. Throughout (music) 27. Ed.'s request (acronym) 28. Arctic 30. Toni Morrison's "___ Baby" 31. Big East team 32. E or G, e.g. 34. Surface of a ship's hull above water 37. Container with historical records for future discovery (2 wds) 39. Afflicted with oxygen-deficient blood 41. "___ say!" (contraction) 42. Norse god of mischief 43. ___ DeLuise, actor 45. Dead, as an engine 49. Arthur Godfrey played it 50. Innocent 53. Doctor Who villainess, with "the" 54. Yogi's sidekick 56. Cal. col. 58. "Concentration" pronoun 59. Tried by military law (2 wds) 63. The "A" of ABM 64. At some time later 65. Gift on "The Bachelor" 66. New newts 67. Blanched Down 0 1. Hodgepodge 0 2. Attraction 0 3. Worldwide 0 4. Blubber 0 5. Massenet opera 0 6. Stinger 0 7. Amazon, e.g. 0 8. Chinese dynasty from A.D. 386-556 0 9. Write a shared online journal 10. Along an inland body of water 11. Pigged out 12. Hounds 14. Dash 15. Cicatrix 18. Cast 23. Very brief bathing suit 25. One who accepts charges 26. Support, with "up" 29. Audition tape 31. Means of support 33. "Absolutely!" 35. Telekinesis, e.g. 36. Brood sullenly 37. Prepared foods intended to be eaten elsewhere 38. Formally surrender 39. Train's lounge area (2 wds) 40. Lennon's second wife (2 wds) 44. Cautioned against doing (contraction) 46. Spanish dish 47. Sick 48. Mottle-colored T-shirt 50. Bunk 51. "Where the heart is" 52. Entices 55. Cheese on crackers 57. ___ cross 60. "___ Maria" 61. Call, as a game 62. Drink from a dishHoroscopesDecember 26, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 The New Year has begun. Time to make some waves, Capricorn. Confront the situation head-on and make your stance clear. You are in the majority.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Pish-posh, Aquarius. Just because so-and-so says something is true does not mean it is. Pay them no heed. A transportation crisis comes to a conclusion.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Surely you can do better, Pisces. Step up to the plate and show your team what you are made of. An audit uncovers a way to save for a rainy day.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Vacation opportunities are hard to come by these days, Aries. Dont pass up a friends invite. A tickle of the ivories sets the stage for a wonderful party.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Efficiency is of the essence, Taurus. Take care with your approach. An elderly pal could use some one-on-one time. A letter bears praise for an idea.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Look out, Gemini. A mystery at work is about to unravel. A change in protocol at home provides a welcome change of pace. A mentor drops by for a chat.CancerJune 22 July 22 Ask and you shall receive. It really is that simple this week, Cancer. A small modification at home boosts spirits big time. A deadline is near.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Uh-huh, Leo. Flattery wont get you where you need to this week. Hard work is key. Dig in deep. A foe turns friend. Celebrate with a night on the town.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Yes, indeed, Virgo. Trouble is most certainly brewing at home, but it does not involve you. Steer clear of the mess and focus on a long-suffering friend.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Listless Libra. Cheer up. A project is on the way. Menu choices expand as the budget grows bigger. Time to get out the recipe books and get cooking.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Party plans begin to take shape with help from an old friend. Bravo, Scorpio! Reward them for their efforts with an invitation to someplace nice.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Small acts of kindness do wonders for a senior. Make it a habit, Sagittarius, and the relationship will blossom. The clutter bug sets in at home.

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The buzz surrounding some anticipated blockbusters is growing louder by the minute as cinema aficionados begin blogging predictions about which big screen selections will succeed and which faulty flicks will flop. First ... what were the best movies of 2013? To date, the top box office moneymaker is Iron Man 3. As of Dec. 19, the film had taken in $1.2 billion worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. In second place is the animated family film Despicable Me 2 which has earned $918 million. The No. 3 top grossing film of the year is currently Fast & Furious 6, with a worldwide haul of $788 million. Monsters University holds fourth place with $743 million followed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, with $734 million. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which was released Dec. 12, has earned $226 million in one week and will probably reach the top 10 list by the end of the year. Three animated family films made the top 10 highest grossing films this year, including Despicable Me 2, Monsters University and The Croods. These films were rated PG or lower. The remaining films in the top ten are all rated PG-13. Hollywood continues to enjoy success in bringing material gleaned from comic books to the big screen. In addition to Iron Man 3, the top 10 list includes the Superman reboot Man of Steel as well as the second Thor installment, Thor: The Dark World. Six out of the top 10 highest-grossing films were continuations of pre-existing franchises. Of the four films that were not sequels, three now have sequels in the works, including Man of Steel, The Croods and World War Z. And then there were the flops. The studio that turns out some of the biggest moneymakers also turns out some of the biggest financial losers. Walt Disney Studios The Lone Ranger cost an estimated $375 million to produce and market. As of Dec. 19, it had grossed $260 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Jack the Giant Slayer faced similarly disappointing figures at the box office. It has earned $197 million slightly less than Warner Bros. spent producing and marketing the film. So, whats around the corner? Following is a list of 22 of the most anticipated films of 2014, grouped more or less according to genre.Startling sci-fi RoboCop Its 2028 and OmniCorp is about to unleash its futuristic peacekeeper upon the unsuspecting Detroit citizenry. This remake of the 1987 film stars Joel Kinnamen in the title role. Gary Oldman plays the scientist who develops the RoboCop technology. RoboCop begins his beat Feb. 12. Godzilla Legendary Pictures is resurrecting Tohos iconic kaiju. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film will explore the origin of Godzilla as a terrifying force of nature and, with luck, it will fare better than director Roland Emmerichs 1998 reimagining of the legend. The reptilian monster with atomic breath smashes his way into theaters May 16. Transformers: Age of Extinction This summer will see the fourth installment of the film franchise based on the Transformers toy line which dates back to 1984. This chapter serves as a direct sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon andPhoto by CLAUDETTE BARIUSFrom left, John Goodman, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bob Balaban and Bill Murray star in Columbia Pictures' The Monuments Men.stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Kelsey Grammer. The film will be released June 27. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caesar is back, leading a growing nation of genetically evolved apes. A sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this film finds civilization in ruins and humanity struggling to survive. The revolution in evolution continues July 11. Jupiter Ascending This science fiction film written and directed by The Wachowskis stars Mila Kunis as a Russian immigrant menial laborer who discovers she may be connected to a much grander destiny. This sci-fi vehicle launches July 18.Sensational superheroes Captain America: The Winter Soldier The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand as the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger hits screens April 4. S.H.I.E.L.D. taps Captain America to investigate after one of its agents is assassinated. Chris Evans reprises his role as the lead character, Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow and Anthony Mackie portrays Sam Wilson/Falcon. The Captain fights for democracy beginning April 4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spidey-sense tingling? Thats because the next installment of the rebooted Spider-Man franchise is set to open May 2. This time around, the webslinger will face several antagonists, including Electro, played by Jamie Foxx; Harry Osborn, portrayed by Dane DeHaan; and The Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti. The web will ensnare audiences beginning May 2. X-Men: Days of Future Past This film will bridge the gap between the two branches of the franchise, acting as a sequel to both 2006s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011s X-Men: First Class. Facing a brutal future in which mutants are detained in internment camps, the ensemble must battle for survival across two time periods. The film opens May 23. Guardians of the Galaxy This will be the 10th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the title infers, the setting is the deepest reaches of outer space and the guardians include a StarLord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon. Look for it in theaters Aug. 1.Fabulous fantasy Maleficent Disney explores the evolution of a villain. The film features the untold story of Disneys most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. Her wickedness will emerge in theaters May 30. The Legend of Hercules This is one of two films about the son of Zeus coming to the big screen this year, the other being Hercules: The Thracian Wars from Paramount. This one, from Summit Entertainment, stars Kellan Lutz as Hercules and is directed by Renny Harlin. Poor Hercules is exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love. The film promises gladiators, odysseys and baklava. Well, not baklava. Hercules flexes his muscles Jan. 10. The Hobbit: There and Back Again Opened Dec. 17. This will be the final installment of director Peter Jacksons adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkiens works. Probably. Amazing action Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit From Paramount Pictures, Kenneth Branagh directs this new film based on bestselling author Tom Clancys famous character. Set for release Jan. 17, Chris Pine will be playing Jack Ryan this time around. Will he outshine Harrison Ford? The Monuments Men Director George Clooney also stars in this film about seven over-thehill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the worlds artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. The artistic endeavor will be liberated Feb. 7. Pompeii Because apocalyptic films arent just for the modern world, audiences will have a chance to see what old school end-of-the-world scenarios were like. Not even the most advanced doomsday prepper could have been ready for Mount Vesuvius. This film will erupt on screens Feb. 21.Fun for the family Mr. Peabody & Sherman Remember watching Rocky and Bullwinkle in syndication as a kid? The shows included filler segments about a talking dog and a little boy called Peabodys Improbable History. Well, Hollywood apparently believes theres enough there to make a feature film and now we have Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Plan to go back in time Feb. 7. Muppets Most Wanted The Muppets are back and audiences once more will pretend not to notice that their voices dont sound quite the same. Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey join the cast this time. Expect a plethora of cameos, too. The Muppets return to the big screen March 21. Dolphin Tale 2 A sequel to 2011s Dolphin Tale about Clearwater Marine Aquariums dolphin Winter, this film sees most of the principal cast returning for a continuation of the story. New to the cast is Bethany Hamilton, a professional American surfer who survived a shark attack. She will be portraying herself in the movie. Dolphin Tale 2 swims into theaters Sept. 19.Scary stuff I, Frankenstein Not your average Mary Shelly adaptation, Lionsgate presents a new twist on the tale. Frankensteins monster becomes entangled in a war between two immortal clans in an ancient city. Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy star. I, Frankenstein comes to life in theaters Jan. 24. The Green Inferno Eli Roth directs this cannibal horror-thriller, which was inspired by the cult classic 1980 Italian film Cannibal Holocaust. The story follows a group of student activists who travel to the Amazon to save a dying tribe only to find themselves prisoners of those they sought to protect. The bloodbath spatters theaters beginning Sept. 5.Drama Grace of Monaco The film is focused on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monacos Prince Rainier III, and Frances Charles De Gaulle over tax laws in the early 1960s. Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III. The film will be released March 14. Unbroken This war drama, scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen, follows the story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini. Angelina Jolie will direct. Following a B-24 plane crash, Zamperini and his surviving crewmates spent 47 days adrift at sea before being captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. The film reaches theaters next December.

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Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETS 1226133 Bands on the Back Porch All Day starting @ Noon till 12:30am Midnight Champagne Toast & Party Favors Piano Bar Inside @ 8:30pm New Years Eve PartyOpen Monday Dec. 30th GOLFSPECIAL18 HOLESMake Tee Times on line baypointegolf.net 9399 Commodore Dr., Seminole595-2095SANDWEDGE FOOD & SPIRITS18 Hole Par 61$18 WALK $25 RIDEEVERYDAY$15 WALK $22 RIDEAFTER 1:30 PM112813 Options for New Years Eve Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPESay goodbye to 2013 and welcome in the New Year in a variety of ways as Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area rings in 2014.Clearwater For a bit of blues on New Years Eve, B.B. King will perform Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The legendary blues icon will perform on New Years Eve at the all-new Capitol Theatre. This will be the first New Years Eve concert at the newly renovated, 93-year-old Capitol Theatre and hopefully the start of a new tradition. Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues: Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal and 1976s collaboration with Bobby Blue Bland, Together For The First Time. Kings most popular crossover hit, 1970s The Thrill Is Gone went to No. 15 on the Billboard Pop Charts. The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Community Fireworks event on New Years Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, on Clearwater Beach. The event will take place at the stroke of midnight on the south end of the beach. These majestic fireworks are so high and so magnificent that they can be viewed from the south end of the beach and Sand Key all the way up to the north near the Sandpearl. The fireworks are absolutely free to the public. The Clearwater Beach Chamber has been able to provide this community event through many generous sponsorships. This years Presenting Sponsor is Frenchys. Grand finale sponsors are Shephards Beach Resort and the Sandpearl. Community sponsors include The Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Gas System and Whirlwind Events and Entertainment. Additional sponsorships include Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, Quality Inn on the Beach, The Tropics Boat Tours, Coconut Cove, Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, Hilton Clearwater Beach, Griffin Productions, Island Estates Yacht Club, and Segway Adventures. For information, visit www.lig htitupclearwater.com. Shephards New Years Eve party will get underway Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Shephards Beach Resort, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd. Admission is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Admission includes a great view of the Clearwater Beach fireworks display, live feed from Times Square and countdown to 2014 on a 16foot video screen, balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors, live music from All the Answers at the Tiki Bar and DJ Ray and DJ Brandon James. The party is for guests 21 and older with proper identification. For information, email rose mary@shephards.com or call 441-6875. A Salute to Vienna will usher in the New Year on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna, returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall for a glorious 16th appearance with a fresh new program. Attendees will enjoy a brilliant cast of more than 75 musicians, stellar European singers, and dancers in beautiful costumes. The show will celebrate with the best Strauss waltzes, polkas and excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more. The gala is presented in partnership with Attila Glatz Concert Productions.Gulfport Butchlesque New Years Eve red carpet event will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Butchlesque is a butch fashion show that showcases butch-identified lesbians displaying their individual interpretations of female masculinity. Countdown to midnight at the dance will immediately following the show. Attendees will celebrate and appreciate butch women for their roles in the LGBT community. General admission is $25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Pete Prides Community Grants Program. For information, visit butch lesque.com.Indian Shores A special New Years Eve menu will be available Tuesday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to midnight, at The Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Cost is $39.75. Aqua Groove will be perform 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The 7 p.m. late seating includes champagne toast and party favors. Regular menu items will be available on the outside decks. For information, visit www.the pubwaterfrontrestaurant.com.Palm Harbor G. David Howard will perform his fortieth New Years Eve show Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Leos Italian Grill, 33286 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 10 p.m. Cost is $65 which includes party favors and a champagne toast. For information, call 786-9110.St. Pete Beach The TradeWinds Rockin in the Midnight Hour New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., in the ballroom at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. Partiers 21 and older are invited to don their best duds for an evening of festivities, food, and fun. The locally famous Greg Billings Band will keep everyone on the dance floor until the wee hours. And, no party is complete without a dance contest. Guests also will have access to an open bar and will receive a glass of champagne and noisemakers so they can properly celebrate the balloon drop at midnight. An extensive gourmet hors doeuvres buffet will be the centerpiece of this years experience. A dessert display of chocolate fondue and miniature pastries will give the buffet a sweet ending. Entrance to the party is $140 a person. For party reservations and information, call 363-2258. Experience a taste of James Bond excitement on New Years Eve at the Casino Royale ballroom celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The entire fifth floor of the building thats as legendary as Bond himself will come alive New Years Eve with four Bondinspired parties all rolled into one. Cost is $175 per person including full open bar, plenty of food action stations, two DJs, a live performance by Phase 5, casino gaming and more. We want our guests to come to an iconic hotel, enjoy four different experiences and just have the time of their life, said Stephen Cummings, General Manager. Bond is a classic character and we plan on throwing one memorable, classic New Years Eve celebration to remember. So if its a night of dancing to your favorite hits, celebrating with friends or just living on the edge, Bond-style, weve got the party for you! he continued. Guests will have the advantage of attending four different parties, all in one location, each with its own character, cuisine and entertainment. Overnight packages also are available, including accommodations and two tickets to the Casino Royale event, starting from $474 a night for a two-night stay. For event and package reservations, call 360-1881, ext. 2293.St. Petersburg Swingin the New Year, a grand New Years Eve celebration for all ages, will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 6697830 or 773-0064 or visit www.TampaBaySwing.com. Performing at the event will be the 18-piece Tom Kats Big Band. The evening will feature live music, dancing and celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There also will be an introductory swingdance lesson between 8 and 9 p.m. Doors will open 7:30 p.m. The celebration will include a midnight countdown and balloon drop, a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest, party favors and chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking and a full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available. The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000square-foot oak dance floor. New Years and vintage attire are encouraged. St. Petersburg will ring in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more at its annual First Night St. Petersburg event, set for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m. to midnight, at multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg. The event will feature familyoriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. This years celebration is themed First Night, First Flight and is dedicated to Tony Jannus history-making flight from St. Pete to Tampa 100 years ago. The festivities will begin with FirstKids at the Morean Arts Center at 4 p.m., with hat and mask making, the Second Time Arounders Musical Petting Zoo and Art in Flight Projects from the Morean Center for Clay and Creative Clay. St. Petersburg Library is sending over a puppet show. FirstKids will finish with the Procession of Flight soaring down to the waterfront at 7 p.m. lead by the Mount Zion Drumline and Color Guard for the Bubble Stomp and the First Fireworks. In Williams Park, The Warehouse Arts District Artists will light up the new year with Luminous Flight illuminated sculptural lanterns. First Night goers will be able to participate in hands-on demos by WADA artists including glass etching, flight based clay creations, and a decorating a Chinese style Dragon. There will be a Dragon Procession to the waterfront at 10 p.m. Musical stages will feature rock, jazz, bluegrass, opera, chamber music, hip-hop, alternative folk rock and sacred steel. New this year will be TASCOs Young Talent Showcase in North Straub Park. The finale stage will feature alternative folk favorites Have Gun WIll Travel and will finish the night with the sacred steel sounds of the Lee Boys. The event will feature fireworks at 8 p.m. and midnight. Participants can walk from venue to venue along St. Petersburgs busy, charming sidewalks and shops. Along the way, downtown boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars for patrons to enjoy throughout the evening. For information and a complete schedule, visit www.firstnightst pete.com. The HOT 101.5 New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The party will feature DJs spinning live, go-go dancers, LED screens and a midnight toast. Tickets range from $25 to $75. Call 893-7832 or visit www.the mahaffey.com.TampaA Pop the Cork party for those 21 and older will be offered in the Hard Rock Cafe from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $85 a person in advance and $95 a person the day of the event. Tickets are available online at ticket master.com. Party tickets will provide four drink tickets, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, Hard Rock Cafe-inspired appetizers, and entertainment by the Flats. Additionally, a Rockin New Years Eve Poolside Party is also scheduled at for those 21 and older from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Standing room only advance tickets are $35 a person. Visit ticket master.com. There will be entertainment courtesy of Coo Coo Ca Choo, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar. For information, call 800-9370010 visit www.seminole hardrocktampa.com. Radio Disneys Rockin Noon Years Eve Party will take place Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. Attendees will ring in the new year family style at the annual Noon Years Eve daytime celebration hosted by the zoo and Radio Disney AM 1380. The party begins when the zoo opens with games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, educational displays and more. Families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast as they watch the clock strike noon. Activities are included with zoo admission. Visit www.lowrypark zoo.com.

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Classieds 5B Beacon, December 26, 2013 485. Help WantedSERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. P-T multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. 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 send resume to Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 345. Lost & FoundFOUND DOG: Male Yorkie, 12/14, vicinity of 131st St. & 102nd Ave., Seminole. Call with proof of ownership. (727)385-9272. FOUND CAT: Large male, mostly white w/some gray, affectionate, 12/9, vicinity of Evelyn Ave., Clearwater. (727)520-4593. 355. AdoptionARE 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 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 435. Adult Care & Svcs.CNA/ HOME HEALTH AIDE For Private Patient. 20 Years Experience. Excellent References. Honest, Kind, Reliable. Medical, Errands, Doctor Visits, Etc. (727)266-4496. DO YOU NEED A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER?Im Available Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Have Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)365-2386. 472. Wedding ServicesHoliday Inn Harbourside From intimate Destination Weddings for two to gala affairs for 200 www.HIHarbourside.com (727)595-9484 BAYPOINTE GOLF COURSE Scenic Room, Perfect For Venues Up To 130. www.BaypointeGolfCourse.com (727)593-3900, (727)595-2095. MISCELLANEOUS ADOPTIONUnplanned Pregnancy?Provide your baby with a loving, financially secure family.Living / Medical / Counseling Expenses PaidYou choose the family you want for your baby / open adoption available. Call compassionate attorneyLauren Feingold866.633.039724 Hours / 7 DaysFL Bar #0958107 120513 95. Property Mgmt. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 190. Waterfront Rentals 485. Help Wanted 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesTREASURE ISLAND, Gorgeous 1BR/1BA, Deeded Boat Slip! Minutes To Johns Pass. Walking Distance To Beach! $175,000. Virginia Wyman, Coldwell Banker, (813)610-0074. 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE GARDENS Extra large 1BR/1BA First Floor. End unit, extra windows. Screened Porch. Storage Closet. $37,900. Call Diane (727)410-6388. 35. Mobile Home Sales SEMINOLE. CLEAN? QUIET? CONVENIENT? EASY TO OWN? YES! 55+ Several Homes To Choose From. Starting At $2,500. Background Check Required, $60. Call Now! (727)393-0151 TWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. First Time Homebuyer Program*1-800-806-5154www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfaPrograms available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County062013 SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX1BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft. Nicely Updated, Waterview, 55+ New Listing $48,900 1BR/1BA, 704 sq. ft. Everything has been updated. Great View! $38,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com121213 145. Unfurnished HousesLARGO: NEAR BEACH 3BR/2BA/2CG, Screened Porch, Fireplace. $1,250/Month +1st, Last, Security. Lawn Maintenance Included. (727)593-9773 ST. PETE 2BR/1BA/2CG, LR, DR, New Kitchen, Utility Room, Tile Floors Throughout. Section 8 OK. No Pets. 3560 Burlington Ave. $825/Mo. (727)415-0660. 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 914SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, Updated Kitchen. $700/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 160. Unfurnished CondosSEMINOLE, VILLA MILAN 1BR/1BA, on West side of Lake Seminole, Pool, Dock, No Pets. $625/Month Annual. Guetzlaff Realty(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339 NEW ATLANTIS CLUB 2BR/1BA First Floor, New Carpeting, Freshly Painted. Walk To Shopping. No Pets. $750/Mo. Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508. www.ShipwatchRealty.com SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU, Renovated Modern Condo. 1BR/1BA, 800SF, 2nd Floor. 55+, Gated community. Many amenities. Resort Style Living! $750/Month. (727)385-7718. CLEARWATER, GREENBRIAR Nice 1BR/1BA Ground Floor, Walk-in Closet, Porch, Quiet 55+. Pool, Clubhouse, Shuffleboard, Water. $595/Mo. (727)734-0069. 170. Furnished Apts.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $179/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net 175. Unfurnished Apts.SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. Winter Rentals; 1BR Deluxe & 2BR/2BA. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFSDeluxe 1 & 2 Bedrooms,1st & 2nd Floor. Overlooking Non-smoking Center Courtyard w/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr.Call for Info (727)585-2161. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER Unfurnished Efficiency. Close To Bus Terminal. $425/Mo. Call Bob, (727)515-0994. BELLEAIR BLUFFS Great Quiet Location. Ranch Style, Unfurnished 2BR/1BA, No Traffic Cul-de-Sac. $825/Mo. Neg. (412)741-6339. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs January rates starting at $395/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Furnished, Large 2BR/2BA. Pool, Annual. $2,200/Month. Under Ground Parking. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 190. Waterfront RentalsMADEIRA BEACH CONDO 55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual Lease Only. No Pets. Non-Smoking. $1,400/Mo. (727)391-6407. SAND KEY CONDO Best Location On Intracoastal. Walk To Beach. 2BR/2BA Unfurnished. New Appliances, Remodeled. W/D. Nonsmoking. $1,750/Mo. Annual. (201)323-5717. NEW YEAR, NEW HOME!1 bedroom / 1 bathroom 2nd floor apartments From $760/month Includes water/sewer & trash. Call Imperial Palms Today! (727)585-3723 www.imperialpalms.com 122613 SEA TOWERS Lexington Bldg 7th Floor 2BR/2BA, Million Dollar View Totally Renovated. w/Hardwood Floors. Available 2/1/14, Full-Time/ Seasonal Donna (508)326-6097 Lee (727)391-3900 REDINGTON SHORES 3BR/2BA, 1,581 sq ft Overlooking the Gulf. Pet Friendly. Best Pool in the Area, and the Beach is your Backyard! $1,850/Month. Serious inquiries E-mail: lpage@glassratner.com 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. CLEARWATER, GARDEN LEVEL, 2BR/2BA, Waterfront/ Resort Style Condo. Overlooking Tampa Bay, 55+ Community w/Clubhouse, Pool. Fully Furnished. $1,400/Mo. 3 Month Minimum. (781)985-0559. JodyAvtges@gmail.com 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsNEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira Beach, 1BR. Includes W/S/G, Cable. Pets OK. $575/Mo. +$300 Sec. (727)393-1628. 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, HEARTBREAK HOTEL A PEACE MAKER. Quiet, Furnished, Share House, Pool, Cable, Electric, W/D, All Included. $130/Week and Up. Security Required. B.G.C. (210)560-4943. 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY For Retail/ Service/ Office. High Traffic Visibility In Great Location Of Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. Perfect For Dog Grooming, Massage, Nails, Yoga, Etc, Etc. Use Your Creativity! Approx. 1,300SF. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. Also Has A 2BR/1BA Apt. On Property To Oversee Your Business If Desired. Must See! Only $1,245/Mo. Call (727)224-8690. CLEARWATER HOTEL NOW Hiring For Front Desk & Night Audit. Full-Time/ Part-Time. Great Atmosphere! Competitive Wages. Senior Are Encouraged To Apply. Dynamic Personalities Please Apply In Person, Springhill Suites By Marriott, 3485 Ulmerton Rd. WANTED: Experienced Website Designer To Assist Int. Co. in Start-up and Development. Must have experience with internal & external links, secure product ordering, morphing software, management, training, etc. (941)807-3298, (727)289-8467. SANITATION DRIVER Full Time. Starting salary $11.17/Hour. See city website for additional details. Submit application to Vincent Tenaglia, City of Madeira Beach, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. Closing date: open until filled CERTIFIED MED TECH Needed ASAP. 3rd Shift 11pm-7am. Must have past Level II Background Check. 1/Year Experience Preferred. Contact office (727)586-1969 STYLIST WANTEDCommission or Chair Rental Available. Salon 314, 314 West Bay Drive. Jacqueline, (727)584-2470. PRINTING OPERATORS NEEDED PrimeNet is a fast growing, Direct Marketing Service Organization in Largo. We currently have FT/ PT openings available in; Offset and Digital Printing, and Machine Operators. Experience a plus, but we can train. Send resume to HR@primenet.com Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ TBNweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index December 26, 2013 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 20, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 19, NoonJanuary 2, 2014 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 26, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 27, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 26, NoonF OR A DVERTISING & E DITORIAL 120513 PUBLIC NOTICEPinellas Heights Senior Apartments located at 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33778 is OPENING the waitlists for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for Seniors 62 years or older on January 1, 2014. Pinellas Heights Senior Apartments is a BRAND NEW community. The rental rates for these apartments are based on 30% of household income. The PCHA will be accepting pre-applications for Section 8 Project-based Voucher assisted units for Pinellas Heights only. This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. Pre-applications are available via internet www.pinellashousing.com or at the below locations: Pre-applications will ONLY be accepted by U.S. MAIL. Pre-applications must be mailed to: Pinellas County Housing Authority 11479 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33778 NO PRE-APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN PERSON OR BY FAX. PCHA 11479 Ulmerton Rd Largo, FL 33778 Crystal Lakes Manor 4200 62nd Ave N Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Palm Lake Village 1515 County Road 1 Dunedin, FL 34698 Handicapped and/or disabled applicants: If you are unable to pick up an application at one of the locations above you may call 727-443-7684 ext. 3124 and request a pre-application to be mailed to you. TTY: (800) 955-8771 TTD: (800) 955-8770 122613 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast Income Qualications. Non-Smokers Only727-447-5701 110713 MOVE-INSPECIALS SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. Thinking of Buying? 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Level2Direct LLC A Level Above (727)216-7491 PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS ANALYST (Largo, FL): Assess/analyze operations data; develop logistics to improve operations; implement daily operational quality/ cost strategies. Masters deg (or foreign equiv.) in Bus Admin., Health Serv. Admin., or rel, + knowledge of bus analysis, forecasting, marketing. In lieu of a Masters deg, will accept Bachelors deg (or its foreign equiv) in above listed fields, + 5 yrs of progressive exp in bus. analysis, forecasting, marketing. Send resume/cover letter to Edwards Pharmacy of Indian Rocks, LLC, 12071 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774 SECURITY GUARD Pinecrest Place retirement community, located in Largo, has an opening for a P/T Security Guard, 2pm-10pm, including weekends and holidays. Greets and monitors visitors and residents coming and going from the building. Monitors per established schedules emergency and safety equipment; assist residents & family members with minor maintenance issues patrols property; answers phone lines and dispatches calls; completes appropriate forms as required. We are looking for a dependable, experienced candidate that has great customer service skills and a desire to serve. Please send resume to:Margaret.kristall@brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. Apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. 505. Part-Time HelpLPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, Weekends Only 2pm-10pm. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. 515. Hospitality HelpF/T & P/T PREP COOK, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Laundry & Maintenance w/Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Experience. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. CNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business Opportunities Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME?If you are looking to make some extra cash, the Times is looking for you. We are searching for independent distributors to sell and deliver our newspapers to stores and news racks during early morning hours. Must be able to pass background and credit check. We currently have business opportunities inPinellas CountyIf youre interested in managing your own business we invite you to contact us to learn more.CALL 1-866-396-5585 TODAY 121913 LOVE DOGS? Go to work and fall in love. Academyofanimalarts.com Enrolling now! (866)517-9546 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 597. Coins & StampsCOIN SPECIAL! Indian Head Pennies, Buffalo Nickels, V Nickels, .98 Each. Silver Certificates, $1.98. Buying Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Old Comic Books. 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For the BEST selection of used vehicles, check our classied pages Advertise your goods and services in the Classifieds and reach hundreds of potential buyers daily. Call today for our new LOWER rates and to place your ad. ZOOM IN ON A BUYER ZOOM IN ON A BUYER9911 SEMINOLE BLVD 727-397-5563 FREE ESTIMATES. If CLEAN Is What You Want, CLEAN Is What You Get, When You Call Georgette. (727)391-7866. AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates Superior Cleaning. Residential, foreclosures, move-in/ out. Honest, professional, experienced. References/ Insured (727)565-9280. Husband & Wife Cleaning Team Homes, Offices, Motels, Vacation Rentals. Quality Guaranteed. Bonded, References. (727)403-8051. NORMA JEANNES CLEAN Hardworking Boston Gal Will Do A Wicked Good Job! Excellent References. (727)559-1550. PROFESSIONAL CLEANING General House Cleaning, New Construction Cleaning, After Hours Cleaning Available. Licensed, Insured. (727)692-8860. HOME CLEANING Organizing. Available. Over 30 Years Exp. Lic. Ins. 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Professional Services 7B Beacon, December 26, 2013 Home Improvement Electrical Mobile Home Maintenance Plumbing Roofing Tile Installation $25 OFF ELECTRIC WORK Same-Day Service www.ThetaElectric.com All Calls Answered. No Job Too Small! Lic/ Insured. EC13004626. Military/ Senior Discounts. (727)475-2923. HASENEY Electrical Services Best Rates in Area. 35-Years Experience. Present this ad for the 5% discount. Insured. VISA/MC. EC13001677. (727)441-8434 B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS We Have The Solution! All Electrical Repairs/Installs. Fuses to Breakers! Senior Discounts! #ER13012577. (727)512-4250. Garage DoorsFREE ESTIMATES! DOORS/ OPENERS Installations/ Repairs. I Fix It Or Its Free!! C-8821/Ins. Advanced Garage Door Services.(727)585-3525 BROKEN DOOR? Springs Cables Rollers Prompt & Affordable Service. Discount Garage Doors & Openers. Lic#C-10162. (727)784-8481 ANYTIME! 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Photos courtesy of MAYOR LESLIE WATERSMayor Leslie Waters staffed the Salvation Army Red Kettle outside Publix on Dec. 20. She welcomed residents to bring a bell and join her in collecting donations for the homeless. Above, Mayor Waters was joined by Dircy Bryant and her pooch Dusty. Left, from left, Brent Narog, Donna Norman, Barbara Stephens, Maryann Clark, Mayor Waters and Pam Hinds.Ringing with Mayor Waters Just for fun81-year-old Redington Shores resident stays busy running senior softball organization By BOB McCLUREREDINGTON SHORES For more than 60 years, Ron Mastrolia made a name for himself as a competitive athlete and by keeping a close eye on others as a game official. These days the 81-year-old Redington Shores resident spends a good portion of his time running a 55-and-older mens softball organization called the Gulfport Boomerangs. They play three mornings a week at Hoyt Field in Gulfport where a group of anywhere between 35 and 100 guys congregate to play softball just for fun. Mastrolia has been associated with the league for eight years and has served as the president for the past six years. I settle disputes, said Mastrolia. I set the field up three times a week and I do the lineups with two other guys. Its very unstructured. There are no statistics kept. Each time you play, you may be playing with a different person. Teams consist of 12 to 13 players. Like Little League, everybody plays. Unlike most softball leagues, the rules are bent to make it fun for all participants. We try to match up guys to make an even team, said Mastrolia, a New Jersey native who has made Florida home since 2005. For example, if we know youre a good third baseman, well match you up with another guy who cant play third. Plus, we dont try to get a bunch of hitters in a row. We try to spread it out so that the games are competitive. The slightly adjusted rules By SUZETTE PORTERRepublicans Mark Bircher, David Jolly and Kathleen Peters spent the holidays on the campaign trail, trying to convince fellow Republicans that they are the best candidates to run in the March election for the District 13 Congressional seat. The winner of the Jan. 14, 2014 special primary election will face Democrat candidate Alex Sink and Libertarian Party of Florida candidate Lucas Overby in the March 11, 2014 special general election. Write-in candidate Michael S. Levinson also qualified for that election. His name will not appear on the ballot, but a space will be provided for voters to write-in the candidates name. The special election became necessary when longtime Congressman C.W. Bill Young died Oct. 18 after serving as District 13s Representative in Congress for 42 years. District 13 encompasses the majority of Pinellas County with the exception of a few precincts in northern and southern areas. According to the Supervisor of Elections Office, the cost estimate for the special election is just over $1 million $458,668 for the Republican primary and $604,021 for the general election. The cost would have been higher had a Democratic primary been necessary, but Democrat Alex Sink is unopposed. Floridas primary elections are closed, meaning only those registered as a member of the political party having an election can participate. In the case of the Jan. 14 election, only registered Republicans can vote. The deadline to change party affiliations was Dec. 16.Primary electionVoting has already begun. As of Dec. 20, 13,804 17.6 percent of the 78,292 mail ballots distributed by the Elections Office had been returned. Mail ballots must be returned to an Elections office by 7 p.m. Election Day. Mail ballots will not be accepted at the polls. Registered voters can request a mail ballot by calling 464-VOTE (8683) or online at votepinellas.com. The deadline to register to take part in the Jan. 14 primary was Dec. 16. Early voting begins Jan. 4 and continues through Jan. 12. Voters can cast their ballot at any of the three Elections offices from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Early voting locations are: Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road, Largo (Starkey Lakes Corporate Center) Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater (first floor, north side) County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (entrance on Fifth Street) Wait times for early voting at the three locations will be available at www.votepinellas.com. Color codes represent the wait times with green for times of less than 20 minutes. Yellow signifies times of 20 to 40 minutes and red is for wait times of more than 40 minutes. 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We have one group we call the Magnificent Seven, said Mastrolia. They can hit but they cant run. So we made a rule if they hit the ball into the outfield, you cant throw them out. We pinch run for them once they get to first base. The rule, he says, has kept those players as regular participants, which is part of the fun and the overall goal of the league. The players come from all walks of life, ranging in age to 90. They include former American League umpire Jim McKean of St. Petersburg and Dennis Hunt of South Pasadena, a former member of the New York Police Department bomb squad. It also includes Gary Muenke of Treasure Island, a former Boeing Aircraft engineer; and Bobby Kay of St. Petersburg, a former helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. They come from all walks, said Mastrolia. Most of the guys participated in high school sports, some in college sports and some none whatsoever. A lot of them come in here and say they havent played in 40 years and I just tell them to take it easy. After all, he said, the goal is fun and to not get injured. Were very loosey-goosey with Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESLaurallyn Segur, director of licensing and recruitment for Eckerd Community Alternatives, hugs Shadai Simmons, a former foster youth currently working as an advocate and resource for teenagers like she used to be, at Eckerds offices in Largo. New Florida legislation means that teenagers wont be forced out of foster care at 18, but instead have the option of continual support until they are 21. The support they needNew state legislation allows teens to stay in foster care longer By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Up until this week, youth aging out of the Florida foster care system faced a rude awakening on their 18th birthday. On the very day of becoming legally recognized adults, teenagers would have to leave their placement with a foster family or group home. Independent living counselors would help them set up a budget, outline their bills and help them move into an independent life. Many make the transition in the middle of their senior year of high school. At age 18, it didnt matter if they were ready or mature enough to handle the responsibilities of being an adult. They didnt have a choice; aging out of foster care, while filled with resources to help, was a point of no return. That is, until recently. As of Jan. 1, new state legislation allows youth to remain in foster care until age 21, if they choose. Any young adults who aged out in the last few years can return and See FOSTER CARE, page 4ABEACHESCandidates forum plannedThe Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans a candidates forum for Congressional District 13 Seat Monday, Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m., at the TradeWinds Island Resort. ... Page 5A.COUNTYCMA named top Florida destinationThe Clearwater Marine Aquarium has been named the winner of the Best Florida Attraction contest by 10Best.com and promoted by USA Today. It was one of 20 attractions from across Florida competing for a top 10 spot. ... Page 6A.County considers Animal ServicesFor months, animal rights activists have attended Pinellas County Commission meetings to speak during the public comment segment. It all started after a Sept. 10 work session on two topics: trap, neuter, vaccinate and return for the countys feral cat population and mandatory spay and neuter for all dogs and cats in Pinellas County. ... Page 10A.BUSINESSPlayboy Bunny now at OKeefesThey say that everything that goes around comes around. For Rebecca, Becca Eubanks Heishman, her journey has indeed ended where it started but not without a couple of interesting stops along the way. ... Page 14A.

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Expires 1/25/1412495 Seminole Blvd., Largo VACUUMBOUTIQUE& GIF TS727-584-0532010214 060613Computer amd Software Services Data Backup Data Recovery Hard Drive and Network Keyboard & Screen Replacements Virus Prevent Fixes Windows ReloadDell Gateway Apple Compaq IBM HP Toshiba727-507-0533 2655 East Bay Blvd., Largo 727-723-0306 Sunset Point, Clearwater727-507-0533 Seminole 3A Meet the MayorSEMINOLE Meet Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters at Bellezza Tan and Spa, 8460 Seminole Blvd., Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Citizens are invited to stop by to meet the mayor and share their input and ideas for a better Seminole. Bellezza owners Janet McGibbeny will also provide an overview of the tanning, hair and skincare specialties the shop offers. For more information, call Mayor Waters at 391-0204 ext. 102 or McGibbeny at 392-2000.Sunday Musicale setSEMINOLE The Friends of the Seminole Library presents its next Sunday Musicale, Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. This months event will feature The Toy Boat Band with vocalist Linda Jane. This event is free and open to the public.Senior luncheon plannedSEMINOLE The citys Tropical Oasis senior luncheon will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Keith Coleman, The Beach Guy, will perform. The Clubhouse Restaurant will provide the luncheons meal, which will consist of ham and all the fixings. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased by Friday, Jan. 10. Recreation card not needed. Contact Kristyn at 391-8345 for more information.Rec Center plans trip to Lightning gameSEMINOLE Join the Seminole Recreation Center for a day trip to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the San Jose Sharks Saturday, Jan. 18. The trip leaves from the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., at 12:15 p.m. and will return at 6 p.m. Cost is $52 for members and $57 for nonmembers. Price includes transportation, club endzone ticket and parking. Contact Kristyn at 391-8345 for more information.Childrens martial arts program offeredSEMINOLE The Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N., offers a martial arts program for children ages 5 through 12 on Mondays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Master Ryan Dean, a 7th degree black belt Okinawan instructor who teaches at the Dojo Academy in Largo, leads classes. Cost is $45 per month for members and $67.50 per month for nonmembers. For more information, call 3918345.Free West Coast Swing dance lessons offeredSEMINOLE Free West Coast Swing dance lessons are offered on Fridays, 6 p.m., at Crystal Blue Ballroom, 10527 Park Blvd. N. Lessons are free for anyone under the age of 30. Call Renee at 698-0171 for more information.Youth basketball registration underwaySEMINOLE Registration for the City of Seminole Recreation Divisions annual youth basketball league will run through the last week of January. Registration is open for boys and girls 9to 14-years-old. The season runs from January through May. Cost for the league is $80 for recreation members and $120 for nonmembers. There also will be a noncompetitive instructional basketball program for children 7and 8years-old. The cost for this program is $40 for recreation members and $60 for nonmembers. The basketball program is also looking for volunteer basketball coaches. Call 397-6085 or visit www.myseminole.com for more information. Around Seminole Photo courtesy of MAUREEN ZILLESMaureen Zilles, left, of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole gives Latoya Everett, a teacher at the Pinellas Village R Club, two bags of presents. In keeping with the clubs tradition of supporting Pinellas Village, Zilles brought toys for the children and handmade bibs for the staff to use. The Kiwanis Club of Seminole welcomes all to its meetings every Thursday evening at 6, in the Town Hall at Freedom Square. Christmas goodies

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4A Beacon, January 2, 2014The polls will be open on Election Day, Jan. 14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.About the candidatesTampa Bay Newspapers sent the three candidates a questionnaire to complete. The candidates provided the following information, presented in alphabetical order. Mark Bircher, 60, of Seminole, has lived in Pinellas County for 12 years. He is married to Jackie Spoto Bircher. They have a 10-year-old son. Bircher is a commercial airline pilot. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of law in 2008 and a Bachelors of Science from the United States Naval Academy in 1976. He is a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association, Blue Angels Association and the Florida Bar. David Jolly, 41, has resided at his residence in Indian Rocks Beach since 2005. He is divorced. He is vice president at Clearwater-based Boston Finance Group, CEO at Olympus Foundation Management and owner of Three Bridges Advisors, Three Bridges Law and 1924 Communications. His education includes a Juris Doctor Cum Laude from George Mason University of Law, Arlington, Va., in 2001; Bachelors of Arts in History, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., in 1994; and Pasco High School, Dade City, 1990. Jolly is currently on the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance Board of Advisors, Stetson Law School Elder Law Board of Advisors, Support Jessies Law Board of Advisors, town of Indian Shores Board of Adjustment and Florida Federal Contractors Association Board of Directors. Kathleen Peters, 52, of South Pasadena has lived in Pinellas County for 28 years. She is married to Mike Peters. They have four children, Adam, 19; Michael, 23; Steven, 27; and Chris, 30. Peters has served District 69 in the State House of Representatives since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Eckerd College. Peters serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida League of Mayors, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Pinellas County EMS Advisory Board.Question: Why are you running?Bircher answered, I have a 10-year-old son who I believe cannot reasonably expect to have the opportunity that I had because of the relationship between the States and the Federal Government that has evolved over the last forty years. His choices in life will be restricted by an expansive federal government that is burdening his generation with excessive debt and regulation while restricting personal liberty.Jollyanswered, The loss of our dear Congressman Young leaves an immeasurable void in the Congress of the United States, but also in our Pinellas County communities. This is what this race is about to me. Ive worked on behalf of our community and this Congressional District for 20 years alongside our late Congressman, as he consistently found ways to grow high-tech and defense manufacturing jobs here at home, invest in transportation and infrastructure improvements that affect our quality of life, expand higher education opportunities, protect and nourish our beaches, and support our men and women in uniform. I got into this race because I humbly believe I have the qualifications to step in on day one and be effective for the people of Pinellas County in Congress. I also believe I can bring together Republicans, Independents and Democrats to work together.Peters answered During a time when so many hardworking families in Pinellas County are struggling to make ends meet we need a leader that understands the real challenges facing this community. For the last 28 years I have made Pinellas County my home. From starting a small business to raising four boys and serving as your State Representative I have dedicated my life to serving this community. Thats why I decided to run. I am the only candidate that has the experience and the background to get things done locally and in Washington like Congressman Young did for so many years. As a Member of Congress, I will fight every day to create an environment for good-paying jobs right here in Pinellas County and stop this partisan gridlock.Question: What do you hope to accomplish?Bircher answered,I have three primary goals to rein in the federal debt and deficit; repeal the Affordable Care Act; and restore individual liberty and freedom. Jolly answered My top three priorities are creating jobs and growing our economy, repealing Obamacare and replacing with a market-based solution, and replacing the National Flood Insurance Program with a new Natural Disaster Insurance Program. Peters answered As a mother and protector of future generations I will fight to get Washingtons spending under control and take steps to balance our nations budget. Here in the State of Florida, we are required to do it yearly and there is no reason why there is not a constitutional requirement that Washington do the same. I also hope to be part of the solution to replacing Obamacare. I am tired of hearing story after story about how ObamaCare is hurting the people of Pinellas County, so I intend to do something about it, not just talk about it.Question: What makes you more qualified than your opponent?Bircher answered, My 33 years in federal service in the United States military, combined with 25 years in private industry for a major corporation. My leadership positions have provided me with invaluable experience and perspective in seeking to represent the citizens of District 13. I have had to make hard decisions on budget priorities and manpower, and I have had to be accountable for results. In the Marine Corps I learned how to lead both small and large organizations. Jolly answered Pinellas County and our nation deserve a leader who will work to create jobs and grow our local economy, lower taxes, cut wasteful spending, secure Americas borders, lower the national debt, replace Obamacare with free-market health care policy and respect our Constitution and Bill of Rights. I humbly believe I have the qualifications to step in on day one and be effective for the people of Pinellas County in Congress. I also believe I can bring together Republicans, Independents and Democrats to work together. Peters answered Its not a question of qualifications as much as it is a question of character and leadership. And it is a choice. Do the people of Pinellas County want politicians and lobbyists who serve interests outside of Pinellas County? Or do the people of this great community want someone who has lived, worked and raised a family in Pinellas County? Do the people want a mother and grandmother who has stood strong with the people of Pinellas County or a special interest lobbyist that has put Washington before this community? Im certainly not perfect, but the people of this community know me and they know that I will roll up my sleeves for them every day and go to work for their families just like Congressman Young did for so many years.Question: What are the most pressing issues in Washington that affect Pinellas County?Bircher answered, The negative effects of Federal government taxation, crushing debt and deficit creation and burdensome overregulation upon economic growth and job creation in Pinellas County are the most pressing issues. I believe the people of Pinellas County are better situated to decide how and where we spend our money than the decrees of a distant, unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy in Washington. Jolly answered This goes back to what I hope to accomplish. We need to create jobs and grow our local economy, repeal Obamacare and replace it with a market-based solution, and replace the National Flood Insurance Program with a new Disaster Insurance Program. Additionally, I believe the Administration and Congress must balance the budget. Peters answered Flood insurance, Obamacare, spending, debt and jobs.Question: What do you plan to do about these issues?Bircher answered, I plan on reestablishing the notion that the States created the federal government for the sole purpose to serve the interests of the States. I plan to start with the U.S. Constitution as the guiding principle for establishing the relationship between the States and the purpose of the federal government. Specifically: 1) What purposes and functions do We the People actually want our public servants in Washington to do for us, their employers? 2) Grasp the fiscal reality that the federal government has no money to give the States except what the federal government first takes from the States in taxes or debt creation. 3) Return to direct political accountability for spending constituents money by a balanced budget amendment or repeal of the 16th Amendment. Currently, Republicans and Democrats are offering to the American people the choice of, big government or bigger government, which is really no choice at all. I think we Republicans can do better. Jolly answered I started and ran the Florida Federal Contractors Association to sustain and grow Pinellas defense, high-technology and manufacturing industry. We must protect these jobs by electing a Member of Congress that understands the important contribution these companies make to job growth and our local economy. Repeal Obamacare and replace it with a market-based solution that solution should be able to address pre-existing conditions, protect policy owners from cancellation and allow children to remain on their parents policies until a later age just as the ACA does. I support replacing the National Flood Insurance Program with a new Natural Disaster Insurance Program. You can read more about it online at twitdoc.com/upload/bascomllc/jollynfip-release.pdf. The Administration and Congress should balance the budget. Merely reducing the amount of the annual deficit does not constitute capturing additional revenue. An actual surplus would create an opportunity to consider additional investment in services with a reduction of the tax burden imposed on individuals and businesses. Peters answered The Biggert-Waters Act is another example of a broken Washington system passing legislation without thinking it through. As a community leader, Ive been pushing this issue to the forefront. As a Congresswoman, I will not allow Washington to ignore this any longer. As a member of congress I will never stop fighting until ObamaCare is replaced with free-market based solutions that expand access without destroying our economy, putting the federal government between you and your doctor, and lowering the quality of our care. As a state legislator, Ive already worked to lay the groundwork for Pinellas County to thrive in the technology field with higher salary jobs. As a member of Congress, I will work to lower tax rates, encourage hiring among small business, support legislation that reduces government regulations on job-creators here in Florida and keep Florida on the road to recovery. PRIMARY, from page 1A Mark Bircher David Jolly Kathleen Petersreceive the additional support they may desperately need. Floridas Independent Living bill, signed into law in June, is a necessary improvement to the foster care system, said Shalondra Young, independent living program manager for Eckerd Community Alternatives. It creates a smoother transition out of foster care. It also allows for those young adults who are still in high school to continue their high school education without having to be out on their own and manage bills and pay rent and all those other things that come along with becoming an adult, she said. Eckerd Community Alternatives the lead agency for child welfare services in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties has been preparing for the implementation of the new bill. Young has been the local lead in that process, ensuring that the local foster care system is prepared to make the transition. Eckerd has contracted with the Clearwaterbased nonprofit Camelot Community Care to provide the additional services to youth ages 18 to 21. Locally, we did that in an effort to not increase our current case load, but to allow those that have history and have working with this population to continue to work with them, just in a different aspect, Young explained. Shes also been working to educate Eckerds partners and anyone in the community who works with former foster youth and can inform them of their new rights. The new legislation provides a safety net for young adults, even if they dont immediately recognize the need for it. A lot of these kids, they cant wait to leave foster care, because they dont want people to tell them what to do, explained Shadai Simmons, a youth specialist with Ready for Life and a former foster teenager. Its usually around 19 or 20 that they realize, God, I need help. Simmons, 22, and the other Ready for Life board members prepared a skit to help explain how quickly a teenagers independent life can fall apart without the support of a family. During a seminar Oct. 18 designed to help community partners understand the new bill, the young adults acted out how so-called friends and a lack of elderly guidance quickly left a newly aged-out foster teen homeless. Even at 18, there are lessons teenagers havent learned yet, especially if their families were less than supportive. Simmons was already a crack cocaine addict when her mom disappeared, leaving her to the foster care system at age 17. Within a year, she found stability, acceptance and love at a group home. It was a blessing for me, she said. I was running from everything that I was already dealing with in life. I didnt want to run no more. After living on the streets basically on her own, Simmons was beginning to feel like a kid again. There was much she didnt know about responsibility and stability when she aged out of foster care at 18. I didnt know how to set up my first bank account; my case worker had to help me do that, she said. I didnt know how to apply for food stamps. I was devastated to find out that I had to pay a first deposit on my apartment. And it was more than practical support that young Simmons wanted. When I got my GED, it was really big, but no one else felt that way, because I didnt have anyone to support me and say congratulations and pat me on the back, she said. After working two years to earn her GED, Simmons didnt know that she could walk in a graduation ceremony to celebrate the feat. She had no one to cheer for her anyway. When I got it, it was just like, Yay. I celebrated by myself, she said. Simmons now works for Ready for Life, the nonprofit organization that came alongside her with resources and support to start her new life. Partnered with Eckerd, Ready for Life and Camelot Community Care offer independent living services and counselors for foster youth who have aged out. But thats not the same as a family, who can provide young adults 24-7 structure and support, said Laurallyn Segur, Eckerds director of licensing and recruitment. They need to have the hug of mom and the love of a father or the support of a family behind them, she said. They deserve to have family. Thats what they want. Eckerd Community Alternatives is always looking for new foster parents, but especially hope to recruit families with a heart for teenagers and young adults, given the new legislation. Older foster youth dont need constant supervision, but rather a mentor, a place to call home when theyre on holiday or summer break from college and a place to do laundry on the weekends. Normal things that normal teenagers want, Segur said. Eckerds goal is to place children under their care in the least disruptive and least restrictive environment. More foster parents mean that children who come into foster care at age 16 or 17 will more likely be placed with a foster parent, which usually is more ideal than a residential group care setting, Young said. That foster parent can help them transition out, whether its at 18, 19 or 20 (and) can be a longterm connection that we want to build with our young adults, she said. The ongoing family relationship is a big reason why Florida Youth Shine, made up of current and former foster youth, pushed legislators for the Independent Living bill. The statewide group was one of the motivating factors behind the legislation being passed, Young said. Local Florida Youth Shine chapters meet on a monthly basis to discuss the best ways to advocate for the rights of youth in currently in foster care and those who have aged out. They do that through telling their stories, Young said. They make sure theres a community-wide knowledge of our foster care system: some of the trials and some of the triumphs that our youth have been through and that they have overcome. Simmons, recently a member of Florida Youth Shine, is an example of the voice the organization provides. Along with her work helping foster teenagers find the support they need through Ready for Life, Simmons helps represent foster children to the staff at Eckerd, Segur explained. I feel like I give back, because I can speak for those youth that arent presently there, who cant speak for themselves, Simmons said. Were pretty much their voice. She agrees that the new legislation is important, even if it just allows 18-year-olds to stay in their current homes until theyre ready to get out on their own. And she wants foster youth who will age out to have the parental figure she wasnt able to rely on. I think its very important to be able to even to call up old foster parents, and say, I need help, she said. To learn how to become a foster parent, call the Eckerd Community Alternatives recruitment line at 866-233-0790. Foster parent candidates must: Be at least 21 years old Have appropriate housing Be able to pass a background screening Complete a home study and 36 hours of special training Have adequate space and be able to provide for their own existing family Although foster parents will receive financial assistance to help care for the child, they cannot rely on this to pay their own bills. Foster parents can be single or married, have a family or be an empty-nester. Call 866-233-0790. FOSTER CARE, from page 1A Here and There Here and ThereCouple wins Super Bowl tripDana Morris ticket was drawn Dec. 8 and she became the grand prize winner of the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beachs 11th annual Super Bowl raffle. She and her husband, Jared, will get two tickets to the footballs biggest game, which will be held at New Jerseys Met Life Stadium, four nights lodging in New York City and $1,000 in cash. The Morrises are from Ocean, N.J. The Rotary Club thanks everyone who bought tickets and particularly to BeefOBradys in Largo for sponsoring our annual grand prize drawing event. Proceeds from the event and all Rotary fundraisers are used to support the good works of Rotary both locally, nationally and internationally. Visit the Rotary International website at www.rotary.org for more information on one of the worlds largest and oldest service organizations. Anyone who would like to join the organization can join the club for breakfast at Jimmy Guanas in the Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks Beach any Wednesday morning beginning at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call 418-1673 or visit www.indian-rocks-rotary.org.Senior Solos meet in the new yearLARGO Senior Solos invite all singles age 55 and older to ring in the New Year with lunch and conversation Jan. 1, 1 p.m., at Golden Corral, 10050 Ulmerton Road. The group will have its first meeting of the year Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. Bring a dish to share and $2 or $5 to this potluck lunch. After a vote on new officers, a representative from Hospice will speak with humor on serious issues. For information, email Lois Jolley at Loisjolley@aol.com or call 5448947.Venue Theatre announces class schedulePINELLAS PARK Venue Theatre and Actors Studio recently announced the schedule for upcoming acting classes. Saturday classes for the Future Stars Program will begin Jan. 11, 10 a.m., for ages 4 to 7; and at 11 a.m., for ages 8 to 12. Musical Stars, ages 10 to 17, will meet Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m., for training and rehearsals for the show Grease! Teen Stars will meet Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m., beginning Jan. 9. Adult workshops will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m., beginning Jan. 13. Monthly fees vary. An 18-week commitment is required. There will be an open house and registration event Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Interested students should plan to come to that open house to register and for class placement. Musical students are requested to sing any song of their choice not from the show on key. Venue Theatre is at 9125 U.S. 19 N. Call 822-6194 or email Venue ActorStudio@gmail.com.Miniature art show setDUNEDIN The Miniature Art Society of Floridas annual competition opens for exhibit at the Dunedin Fine Art Center on Sunday, Jan. 19 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 9, at 1143 Michigan Blvd. Though the works are tiny, the crowds are huge, said George Ann Bissett, Executive Director of DFAC. Theres obviously something magical about these small works, Bissett said. About 800 works of art will be shown, in addition to the societys permanent collection of more than 100 miniatures. Entries from around the world and across the country provide a diversity of subject matter and framing techniques. Artists from England, Canada and many U.S. states including Florida also will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss their techniques. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors ages 65 and older. DFAC and MASF members and students under 18 are free. Visit www.dfac.org or call 298-DFAC. Photo courtesy of DAVID KLINEDana and Jared Morris won Super Bowl tickets, four nights lodging in New York City and $1,000 in cash in the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beachs Super Bowl raffle.

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RSVP by contacting Doug at 360-6957 or Doug@TampaBay Beaches.com.Safe boating class offered in MadeiraMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets Saturday, Jan. 4. Others classes are planned Feb. 1 and March 1. The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices. Classes cover subjects such as navigating the waterways, operating a boat safely, legal regulations, what to do in an emergency, getting to know your boat and information you need to know before getting underway. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certificate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. Experienced U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors teach all classes. For more information, call 3915185.Saltwater fishing class plannedMADEIRA BEACH Charter boat captain David Zalewski plans a 5-week recreational fishing course beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Madeira Beach City Marina, 503 150th Ave. Each session will meet on Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Some of the subjects to be covered include selection and use of tackle, electronics, bottom fishing, both live bait and hardware trolling, artificial reefs, and cleaning and cooking fish. Class size is limited. The fee is $50. For reservations, call 397-8815 or email Luckytoo2@aol.com.Friday market opens in Treasure IslandTREASURE ISLAND The annual Friday Morning Market is underway at Treasure Island Community Park and will continue through early April. The event, which features a variety of vendors, is open each Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.Masters swim program set at Aquatics CenterST. PETE BEACH Are you interested in participating in your first triathlon, but have little swimming background? Were you a swimmer in high school, but havent gotten into the pool since? Are you a top-notch triathlete looking for technique work and stroke analysis? If so, join a diverse group of swimmers for early morning workouts and coaches on deck at every practice. Try a workout for free your first time. Contact Christie Bruner to reserve a spot at 637-7913. Cost is $30 pool fee and $40 coaching fee due on the 1st of each month. Participants must have current U.S. Masters registration. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at the City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.Beaches Chamber dinner slatedST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd. The event begins with a cocktail reception and business expo at 4:30 p.m., followed by the program and dinner at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is serving as the states first female attorney general after serving more than 18 years in the Hillsborough County State Attorneys Office. The cost is $65 per member or $75 per future members. The cost includes a drink ticket and full dinner. For information or to register, call Jennifer McKenney at 3606957 or email RSVP@tampabay beaches.com. SPB offers BOGO deal on aquatic membershipsST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center ism offering a buy one-get one free deal on its six-month memberships. The offer is valid from Jan. 1 to March 1. The offer is valid on the purchase of a child, adult, senior or family 6-month pass. Each pass provides access to the heated pool with lap swimming, sun bathing, picnic areas, two tubular water slides, a childrens splash zone and much more. For more information visit www.spbrec.com or call 3639264.Seabird Sanctuary has volunteer opportunitiesINDIAN SHORES The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd., seeks to revamp its volunteer program and is looking for passionate folks to help. General volunteers are needed for greeting visitors, feeding birds, grounds maintenance, working in the gift shop, answering injured bird calls and fundraising. A volunteer skills and interests will be matched as best as possible to available opportunities. For more information, contact Josh Thomas at 391-2473 or email marketing@seabirdsanctu ary.com.Madeira Beach seeks volunteersMADEIRA BEACH The city of Madeira Beach has opportunities for volunteers to assist city staff at City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. Volunteer hours are flexible. City Hall hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After a period of orientation, volunteers will be asked to answer the telephone, respond to walk-in and phone inquiries, disseminate resident and visitor information, help residents register for parking permits, special events and tournaments, give directions and provide help with mailings. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Jim Black at 407-831-6034.Auxiliary selling personalized bricksMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Madeira Beach is selling personalized bricks to honor veterans. The bricks will be used in its military memorial wall and mural. Bricks are available in 4-inch by 8-inch and 8-inch by 8-inch sizes. They will be engraved by laser and permanently mounted to the entire wall surrounding the mural. The bricks will display the name, highest rank, branch of service and dates of service of the veteran. The Auxiliary is located at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Call 391-5185 for prices and to place an order. the guys, Mastrolia said. We dont expect too much from them and were not hard-nosed. If they make outs or strike out, we dont care. Its just fun in the sun. The best part, he said, is when a player makes an errant throw or somebody tries to throw it 50 feet and it only goes 20 feet. Following the games, players convene at a local Dunkin Donuts restaurant where the days play and any number of other topics may be discussed. We carry it over to Dunkin Donuts and kid them about it, said Mastrolia. We just have a good time. For Mastrolia, the Boomerangs are just an extension of his previous athletic life. He was a member of his Hackensack, N.J., high schools first undefeated football team and played shortstop on the baseball team. After that, he was off to Rutgers University where he quarterbacked the football team and was captain of the basketball team. He later coached football at Syracuse University and Newark Eastside High School before being named the first varsity football coach at Paramus High in 1956. He later joined the Paramus Board of Education, became a baseball umpire with the Bergen County Umpires Association, and officiated high school basketball and football. He also officiated softball, volleyball and lacrosse. Altogether, Mastrolia stayed active as a game official for six decades. Now hes approaching his first decade with the Boomerangs, which is all part of his longtime plan to stay active. So his advice to other seniors comes as no surprise. Get involved in some type of sporting activity, Mastrolia said. Go to a spa, do something. They say the legs are the first things to go. So just stay active in something. For those interested in joining the Boomerangs, the league plays games Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings (8 a.m.) at Hoyt Field, 2306 23rd Ave. S., Gulfport. The cost is $20 per year. MASTROLIA, from page 1A Let freedom ring.In a letter to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson wrote:No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.Your free community paper works hard each issue to provide you with great value. That value comes to you, our readers, at no cost. To some, freedom of the press means freedom from interference from others. We believe freedom of the press means that connection to our community should not cost the reader. Thats why were free.

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BANKRUPTCY~BUSINESS andBANKRUPTCY~CONSUMER111413 6A CountyCLEARWATER The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has been named the winner of the Best Florida Attraction contest by 10Best.com and promoted by USA Today. It was one of 20 attractions from across Florida competing for a top 10 spot. CMA grabbed the lead and never relinquished it from the first day of voting, according to a CMA press release. Other attractions included The Ringling Museum, Dolphin Cove, The Magic Kingdom, and Miamis South Beach. The list included locations that have been drawing vacationers to the Sunshine State for many years. The success of the movie, Dolphin Tale, which was released in September 2011, catapulted CMA to being a major player as an attraction worldwide, the release said. Even as it wins this award, filming is underway for the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, which will wrap up in January. Clearwater has accumulated numerous other number-one spots in 2013 alone. It also won Best Beach Town in Florida, and Best Place to Watch a Sunset. The mission of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has become known throughout the world as the story of Winter inspires all of us, Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos said. This recognition of the CMA as the the best attraction in Florida, gives vacationers another reason to come to Clearwater, already named the best beach town in Florida and the best place to watch a sunset. Truly, 2013 has been a banner year for sparkling Clearwater. CMA is a nonprofit organization with the mission, to preserve marine life and the environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. It houses dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, nurse sharks and other animals. Its primary goal is to rehabilitate animals and release them back into the wild, but it takes on resident animals, such as Winter, the famous dolphin who lost its tail in a crab trap, who cannot survive inCMA beats out Disney as Best AttractionPhoto courtesy of CMAThe Clearwater Marine Aquarium was named Best Florida Attraction by 10best.com and USA Today due to the success of the movie Dolphin Tale, which stars Winter the dolphin. the wild any longer. The aquarium saw an enormous influx of visitors after the movies huge success. Even the facilitys expansion was not enough to accommodate all the visitors it continues to see, reaching 750,000 last year. Therefore, in November voters approved building a $160.5 million new aquarium with a 60-year lease on the current Clearwater City Hall site. The current facility, which is a converted sewage treatment plant, will still be used as a rescue and rehabilitation hospital. Visit www.TBNweekly.com

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Adult programs Recycling & Sustainability Monday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m. Hidden stitches Monday, Jan. 6, 6 p.m. SHINE, Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 15, 10 a.m. H.E.A.L., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m. Alzheimers Association Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. Cinema at Sundown, Thursdays, Jan. 9 and 23, 6 p.m. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Thrilling Tales Thursday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m. Entertaining stories read aloud by a skilled reader. This months selection is The Last Lector by Jonathan Maslow. Call Michael Bryan at 394-6923 for more information. Technology Workshop, Friday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m. Learn your new tablet or e-reader. Sunday Musicale Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. Toy Boat Band featuring Linda Janee. Two Towers Chess Club all ages, Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Socrates Cafe, Monday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. Pause for Poetry Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Calling all bards! Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers of poetry share their works and/or read favorite selections aloud. Spoken word encouraged. Writers and non-writers welcome. Florida Bibliophile Society Sunday, Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Hepatitis Support Group, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. SPC Toastmasters, Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. Seminole Chess Club all ages, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for novice, intermediate and advanced players. Classic Movie Matinee, Fridays, 1 p.m. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Gizmos, Gadgets & Geezers program Need help with a phone, laptop, tablet, MP3 player or e-reader? Members of the Library Youth Advisory Board are available to help. To set up an appointment, contact the Youth Services Department at 3946913. Book Discussions Book Buzz!, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. Drop by and chat with other readers about your favorite books and hear the latest about whats new at the library. Backward Travelers Historical Fiction Book Discussion Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. The Maid by Kimberly Cutter. Great Books Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Democracy in America [selection] by Tocqueville. Super Novels Thursday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. Teen programs Tw een Thursday, Thursday, Jan. 2, 7 to 8 p.m. For grades 5 to 7. Games, crafts, snacks and more. Tw o Towers Chess Club all ages, Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Library Youth Advisory Board Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, 7 to 8 p.m. For grades 8 through 12. Meet new people, help choose materials for the Young Adult collection, take part in the Citys Halloween and Pow Wow events and earn volunteer credits. Meetings are held twice a month on Mondays during the school year. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please call Ms. Bowen at 394-6914. Pause for Poetry Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Calling all bards! Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers of poetry share their works and/or read favorite selections aloud. Spoken word encouraged. Writers and non-writers welcome. Seminole Chess Club all ages, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for novice, intermediate and advanced players. Childrens programs Tween Thursday, Thursday, Jan. 2, 7 to 8 p.m. For grades 5 to 7. Games, crafts, snacks and more. Homeschool Humanities Club Monday, Jan. 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For pre-school through fifth grade students. Join area homeschooling families for story time, discussion and additional activities relating to literature, music and art. For further information on specific topics to be studied, please call Ms. Storm at 3946915. Reading with the Dogs Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 22, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For reading ages. Drop by and enjoy a one-on-one reading opportunity with a visiting therapy dog. A participation release form must be completed and signed by parent/legal guardian on site before a child may participate. Two Towers Chess Club all ages, Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. LEGOs at the Library Wednesday, Jan. 15, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Open to all elementary aged children, with a play area provided for younger siblings. LEGOs will be supplied, so bring your imagination and share your building ideas. Pause for Poetry Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Calling all bards! Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers of poetry share their works and/or read favorite selections aloud. Spoken word encouraged. Writers and non-writers welcome. Family Book Program Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For grades 1 through 5. Activities include book talks, readers theatre, games, crafts and more. Toddler Story Time 18 to 36 months, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Twenty minutes of short stories, songs and movement activities based on a weekly theme, followed by a puppet show presented by teen volunteers. Pre-school Story Time, ages 3 to 5, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. Thirty minutes of short stories, songs and movement activities based on a weekly theme, followed by a puppet show presented by our teen volunteers. Baby Steps Story Time newborn to 18 months, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. A lap-sit program featuring books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Wiggle, Giggle and Sing! Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 5 and younger. Shake a parachute, toss a bean bag and other wiggly, giggly musical activities. Family Movie Matinee Saturdays, 2 p.m. The Family Movie Matinee features Gand PG-rated movies for kids of all ages. Free popcorn and soda are provided by The Friends of Seminole Library.

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8A County Beacon, January 2, 2014 Can I Get Help Paying For My Health Insurance ... Find Out!All Insurance CompaniesYour Local Agency For 727-544-1380010214 Every Wednesday 3-6pm Starting January 8th010204 Great Jazz Musicians!Liberty Lanes Lounge11401 Starkey Road Largo LindaJane-JazzJamsonly $3per person 120214 5290 Seminole Blvd., Suite D, St. Petersburg, FL 33708727-398-4100 cahillpa.com Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probate & Trust Administration LL.M. Master of Laws Taxation090513Michael L. Cahill,LL.M, CPA, Esq.Cahill Law Firm, P.A.Are your Estate Planning Documents up to Date?ATTORNEYATLAW& CERTIFIEDPUBLICACCOUNTANTCall or Visit for More Information Pinellas Medical DirectoryPublish Date: February 27 Deadline: February 11010214 Please Call727-397-5563 ext. 312for more information Reach 138,000 Homes Also Appears on our Website Useful Year-Round Guide JustinCredible MassageFriendly, Courteous & Experienced$15 OFF MassageFirst Time Clients Only ... Limited Time!9 Years Experience03713Specializing in Therapeutic Techniques(727) 667-1441Justin Maina, LMTLic. #MA47438www.JustinCredibleMassage.com DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 120513 102413 Congressmans death tops local headlines in 2013 By TBN STAFFEditors note: Here are Tampa Bay Newspapers top stories of the year for the papers circulation area based on input from staff. TBNs editors and correspondents wrote the stories.Longtime Congressman Bill Young diesA crowd estimated at about 1,500 paid their respects to U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young at his funeral service Oct. 24 at the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks in Largo. Young, 82, of Indian Shores, the nations longest serving Republican member of the U.S. Congress died Oct. 18, 2013. Young served more than 50 years in public office 10 in the Florida State Senate and 42 in the United States Congress. Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner told Youngs family, Your loss is our loss, adding that Young loved God, his family, his country and the House Appropriations Committee in that order. He said even though they knew they shouldnt have, fellow House members had griped when Young announced he would not run for re-election. Bill Young wasnt just a leading man in the House, he was the House, he said, as he took a moment to dry his eyes and regain his composure. Young died from complications related to a chronic injury, according to a statement from his family. He was buried in Bay Pines Cemetery in a private service. Three Republican candidates qualified to run in the Jan. 14 special primary election to fill the position left vacant when Young died. Candidates include Mark Bircher of Seminole, David Jolly of Indian Rocks Beach and state Rep. Kathleen Peters of South Pasadena. Alex Sink, who lists her address as a P.O. Box in Clearwater, is the sole candidate for the Democrats. Lucas Overby of Clearwater, who represents the Libertarian Party of Florida, also qualified by paying a fee. Michael S. Levinson of St. Petersburg qualified as a write-in candidate.Flood insurance rates increase dramaticallyResidents, government officials and community leaders spoke out in numerous meetings in opposition to skyrocketing rate increases for consumers in the national flood insurance program. The rate increases stem from the implementation of the BiggertWaters Flood Insurance Act of 2012. Returning residents who own a second home in Pinellas are probably already aware of the rate changes, as premiums increased Jan. 1 on non-primary residences. A second round of increases on Oct. 1 affected a larger group of people, despite a concerted effort to get Congress to enact a delay. Pinellas County has more subsidized NFIP policies than any other county in the United States. Many property owners are worried they wont be able to pay their mortgage due to increased insurance premiums. Real estate buys in areas where flood insurance is required is at a standstill, as new owners are unable or unwilling to pay the increased rates. The real estate market is reeling with reports of canceled contracts coming in from all over the county. Property Appraiser Pam Dubov has said property values could decline. Congress passed BW-12 in an attempt to reduce the debt of the NFIP after claims outpaced revenue following Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, Tropical Storm Debby and super-storm Sandy. BW12 affects all the major components of the FEMA administered program, including insurance rates, flood maps, grant programs and flood plain management plans. Efforts continue among county and state officials and in Congress to delay increases.Dunedin sinkhole takes two homesDUNEDIN A sinkhole that caused the loss of two homes in a subdivision off Pinehurst Road continued to expand Nov. 14, but nobody was hurt. The sinkhole, which was estimated at 96 feet wide and 56 feet deep, formed off Robmar Road, leading to the evacuation of seven homes, four on Robmar Road and three on Mary Jane Lane. The two homes at 1100 Robmar and 1112 Robmar Road have been removed from the properties and the sinkhole has been filled by the city of Dunedin. Neighboring residents that were evacuated were allowed back into their homes as of Nov. 25 at noon. The sinkhole appears to be stable with no further cracks reported. About 5,000 cubic yards of dirt were used to fill the hole. About 111 tons (460 cubic yards) of structural debris and contents were trucked from the site and disposed of at Angelos Aggregate.State and local officials are celebrating a banner year for tourismPinellas County bed tax collections topped $31 million during fiscal year 2013 the highest in the countys history. The Pinellas County Tax Collectors Office reported Nov. 5 that over a three-year period, 2011 to 2013, bed tax collections have increased, 7.7 percent in 2011, 12.3 percent in 2012 and another 8 percent in 2013. According to D.T. Minich, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater executive director, reaching the $30 million level is a significant milestone. Collecting $30,000 in bed tax allows Pinellas to meet the states criteria of a high impact tourism county. Local officials could add an additional penny to its bed tax, an increase from 5 cents to 6 cents. Bed tax collections pay for tourism marketing, beach restoration, bonds on area sport stadiums and other tourism-related initiatives under the direction of the countys Convention and Visitors Bureau. Fifty-three percent of the tax goes to marketing and operations, 20 percent to debt service, 16 percent to reserves, 9 percent to beach nourishment and 2 percent pays for the Tax Collectors services. Minich attributes marketing efforts by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, the countys destination marketing organization, for the record year. This is a result of aggressive marketing and very targeted messaging, Minich said. A lot has changed during the past several years, including our marketing approach. Were not relying on print as much, which gives us the ability to better target online within our feeder markets. Visit St. Pete/Clearwater revealed its marketing plan for 2014 on Nov. 13. See HEADLINES, page 9A

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County 9A Beacon, January 2, 2014 RRobertsandyen Co. 727.596.176314100 Walsingham Road, Largo010214 NEW YEAR ... NEW STYLEfull service hair salon for 25 years 010214 121213 Belleview Biltmore likely to be demolishedBELLEAIR The fate of the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel is all but sealed. It appears the only thing that could save it from demolition is what Mayor Gary Katica described at a recent Commission meeting; a guardian angel who comes from above with $150 million. Ed Armstrong, the Clearwater attorney who represents Daniel Ades, one of the brothers who own the hotel, said in November they are ready to move toward demolishing the hotel and building townhouses on the site. He said the recent discussion by the Belleair Commission on creating a new zoning designation is the first step in that direction. Katica says he is like most people who hate to see the hotel go, but he said it is something that likely has to happen. I feel like I have lived with that hotel my entire life, he said. My mother would bring me there in a stroller when we lived here in 1936. Ive married people there as a justice of the peace. Weve walked it, weve taken our grandkids there; this is not an easy thing, not easy at all. Katica said he and Maxwell will be meeting the people who live in the RPD and on Belleview Island to hear what it is they would like on the site of the hotel. He said it is important their views be heard. The Belleview Biltmore Hotel, located at 25 Belleview Blvd., was built in 1896 and opened Jan. 15, 1897. CMA can continue plans for new aquariumAbout 25 percent of 67,653 registered voters answered the city of Clearwaters referendum question to allow the city to lease city hall property and adjacent city property to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. And those voters said yes by nearly 55 percent. Of the 17,183 votes cast, 9,429 said yes and 7,754 said no. The election was held Nov. 7. Shortly after all 40 precincts had reported, CMA announced on its Facebook page that the citizens of Clearwater have voted yes to building Winter a new home and expanding our presence downtown. Stay tuned for updates on our future progress and thank you to all of our supporters. CMA needs a new location to accommodate an expected influx of visitors. Numbers have gone up dramatically since the release of A Dolphin Tale, in 2012. Now, a sequel is being filmed, Dolphin Tale 2, and CMA officials estimate even bigger numbers in the future. CMA plans to build a new $160 million aquarium and move its attractions, including A Dolphin Tale star, Winter, and Hope, her dolphin co-star in the sequel, to the new facility while continuing to operate its rescue and rehabilitation operations from the current facility on Island Estates. Proponents of the plan cited the cost of the project as one reason to say no, as well as the potential value of the citys waterfront property where the aquarium will be built. Others say the area isnt big enough for two aquariums and that the local attraction would have to compete with the Tampa Aquarium. Some dont believe the movie can continue to attract large numbers of visitors over the long term. CMA plans to pay the city $7.5 million for construction of a new city hall, and it will pay to demolish the current city hall and build the new aquarium. The city will retain ownership of the land and grant a 60-year lease to the CMA to operate the aquarium. The $7.5 million pay back will come from a share with the city of 50 cents for each admission to the new aquarium.Andrea brings tornado to PinellasThe 2013 Atlantic hurricane season got off to a quick start. Tropical Storm Andrea formed the evening of June 5 in the east-central Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall in Dixie County about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee about 5:40 p.m. June 6. At the time of landfall, maximum sustained winds were 65 mph. Conditions were improving around Pinellas County that Thursday afternoon. Reports of power outages and some flooding were coming in from different locations. The bulk of the damage was reported from Gulfport where a confirmed tornado touched down about 10 a.m. The city reported that the waterspout touched down on Shore Boulevard and Clinton Street and moved north on Beach Boulevard South passing the Public Library, Gulfport Senior Center and Clymer Park. City officials said trees, branches and a power line were down. There was structural damage to Yummys restaurant on Beach Boulevard. National Weather Service confirmed the tornado June 7, reporting damage from winds of 60 mph on a path 1.9 miles long and 50 yards wide. The length of time it was on ground was two minutes. Twelve homes had damage to fascia, shingles, awnings and fencing. Rain totals between 1 inch and 5 inches were reported with some of the highest totals coming from Largo.Whale necropsy finds severe infectionMADEIRA BEACH Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the University of Florida and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration performed a necropsy Nov. 1 on a 32-foot sperm whale that beached itself in shallow water off Madeira Beach a day earlier. The 5-ton, female whale was euthanized Oct. 31 and later towed to a remote spot at Fort De Soto beach where the necropsy took place. The remains were buried nearby. The whale was discovered shortly after sunrise Oct. 31 along a stretch of beach at 132nd Avenue in Madeira Beach. Shortly thereafter, the sighting attracted large numbers of curious spectators, media, fire fighters and law enforcement and FWC officials. FWC officials said the whale was almost dead and severely emaciated. Its tail flipped in the air periodically before University of Florida veterinarians sedated the animal and later injected drugs to euthanize it. Scientists found signs of a severe infection that they said the whale had for months. According to an FWC officer, the beached whale was the first along the Pinellas beaches since 2009 when another was discovered slightly north of Thursdays sighting. HEADLINES, from page 8A

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Lic. #MRSA1774 11350 66th St. N., Largo 727-538-7771Theres A Comfort Keeper Close ByCovering All Of Pinellas CountyWe provide non-medical in-home care such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, and companionship to help people maintain quality, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes. WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COMNO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, Diane Genovese OwnerChristmas 2013 is just around the corner. The stores are busy with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends, feeling the pressure as they count down how many shopping days are left! Many are feeling another kind of pressure, that being how to purchase these gifts on a strict budget. There is a precious gift like no other that is free of monetary cost and that is the Gift of Time. Most of us remember as children that it seemed days went on forever. We had so much time to play, go to school, then play some more. You may remember hearing your parents say time flies by so quickly and there are not enough hours in the day! As a child, I could not understand this at all. Now as an adult it clearly hits home that time is truly a gift and if we can share some of our time with a senior that lives alone, the heart of that person is rewarded as well as ours. Seniors who have lost spouses or beloved friends may experience increased loneliness during the holidays. Others may become mildly depressed for the same reasons, which can lead to isolation. Offer to take them to holiday events. Have fun baking holiday goodies together. Addressing Christmas and Hanukah cards and chatting over a cup of coffee can lift everyones spirits. The holiday season is the perfect time to consider hiring a temporary caregiver to help with all elements of holiday preparations. 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It all started after a Sept. 10 work session on two topics: trap, neuter, vaccinate and return for the countys feral cat population and mandatory spay and neuter for all dogs and cats in Pinellas County. The commission agreed to look at a volunteer-run program for TNVR but concluded that the current voluntary spay and neuter program was sufficient. However, a small but passionate and persistent group continues to advocate mandatory spay and neuter, which they say is necessary to control the number of unwanted and uncared for animals in Pinellas County. Thus far, the commission has continued to maintain its stance in favor of continuing a voluntary spay/neuter program. A group of volunteers has been working on a plan for trap, neuter and release since September. Meow Now is expected to make a presentation to the commission in a work session perhaps as early as February. Commissioners approved advertising during the Dec. 10 meeting for a Jan. 28 public hearing on changes to the Animal Services Ordinance. The changes dont cover mandatory birth control, except for animals impounded for a second time, and it likely wont cover trap, neuter and release, although commissioners asked staff to try to get an update on the groups progress ready by Jan. 28. The scheduled topics include change of the countys rules for dangerous animals to bring Pinellas in line with state law. Another change would provide clarification of definitions for animal cruelty and neglect. The commission also will consider changing the hold time for strays and adding mandatory sterilization at the owners expense for any animal impounded a second time in a 24-month period. Currently, the countys rules on dangerous animals are more restrictive than state law. The courts have ruled that county They say it is important to move animals through the shelter process as fast as possible, so if they are not reclaimed, they can be adopted. If commissioners approve the changes Jan. 28, hold times for animals with a license or other means of owner identification will be held for at least seven days with day one being the day of impoundment. Dogs 16 weeks of age without identification will be held four days. Individual puppies under 16 weeks of age will be held two days. Litters of puppies under 16 weeks will be held one day.Impounded cats over 16 weeks of age without identification will be held three days. Impounded kittens under age 16 weeks will be held for one day.According to information posted at www.pinellascounty.org /animalservices, current hold time is seven days for animals with identification and four days without an ID. There is no provision for animals younger than 16 weeks. Animals left at the shelter longer than the hold times will be moved to the adoption area if they are healthy and have a good temperament. Animals may be sent to another shelter. According to the website, animals are not euthanized unless they are unadoptable due to behavioral or medical issues. All dogs and cats at Pinellas County Animal Services are sterilized before adoption unless a veterinarian determines it would endanger the animals health. While mandatory sterilization is not on the agenda for the entire countys animals, those who are found running loose and taken to the shelter twice within 24 months will have to be sterilized at their owners expense before the owner can claim them. Staff initially proposed that mandatory sterilization be required for any animal brought to the shelter before its owner could claim it. However, during the September work session, the public gave examples of cases where an animal could escape its home without it necessarily being the owners fault. The county attorney agreed that two times would allow animal owners to be warned about the consequences if their animals was found running loose a second time. The commission holds its public hearings beginning at 6 p.m. during the second regular meeting of the month. Meetings are in the fifth floor Assembly Room of the County Courthouse, 315 Court St.County to consider Animal Services needs in 2014 Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERAnimal activist Andrea Wells talks to Pinellas County Commissioners Dec. 10 about the necessity of a mandatory spay and neuter program.law cannot be more restrictive than state law. Commissioners will consider adding a definition for shelter and penalties for those who do not provide adequate food, water, shelter, veterinary services and humane treatment for their animals. Animal Services staff has suggested changing reclaim hold times, the time an owner can claim their animal after it has been brought to the shelter, to consider the wellbeing of the animal. Staff said the longer an animal is held at the shelter; the more likely it is to get sick.

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Viewpoints 11A Beacon, January 2, 2014Lets bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think its time for another raise. Todays $7.25 an hour minimum wage befits Scrooge before he saw the error of his ways. It amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers. Workers shouldnt have to depend on food stamps or food banks to put Christmas dinner on their tables. In my state, Louisiana, which is not a highcost state, a single adult needed income of $19,256 to afford basic expenses such as food, housing, transportation, health care and taxes in 2012, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator. Thats $9.26 an hour at 40 hours a week year-round, which is $2 more an hour than the current minimum wage. McDonalds made waves this year by recommending a sample monthly budget to its employees many of them earning at or near minimum wage that assumed they needed a second job to make ends meet. Most McDonalds employees, like most minimum-wage workers, are adults. The budget had them working at McDonalds for $1,105 a month after taxes, and then a second job for $955 for a total of $24,720 yearly after taxes. McDonalds CEO Don Thompson, meanwhile, made $13.8 million in 2012. Thats $37,808 a day, every day of the year.Most Americans agree that if you work full time you should not be living in poverty. Todays miserly minimum wage doesnt just impoverish workers, it hurts our economy. If I dont pay my employees a decent wage, they wont have money to spend at other businesses. And if other businesses dont pay their workers a decent wage, they cant afford to buy my trees, and I cant afford to hire more employees. Thats a negative cycle, instead of a positive one. At 4 Seasons Christmas Tree Farm, our lowest paid employees earn at least $10 an hour and we provide a better product at competitive prices with big box stores. Raising the minimum wage makes good business sense. A recent national poll shows that 67 percent of small-business owners support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it yearly to keep pace with the cost of living. The small-business owners were predominately Republican in the poll commissioned by Small Business Majority. Sixty-five percent of small-business owners in the poll agreed that Increasing the minimum wage will help the economy, because the people with the lowest incomes are the most likely to spend any pay increases buying necessities they could not afford before, which will boost sales at businesses. This will increase the customer demand that businesses need to retain or hire more employees. Thats right. Increasing the minimum wage will boost the sales that drive employment. And with increased wages, businesses also see lower costly employee turnover, increased productivity and better customer service. No wonder the most rigorous studies of the impact of actual minimum wage increases show they dont cause job loss, reports Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. For example, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment compared all neighboring counties (we call them parishes) located on different sides of a state border with different minimum-wage levels between 1990 and 2006 and found no adverse employment effects from higher minimum wages. Theres a proposal in Congress to raise the minimum wage by 95 cents a year for three years to $10.10 an hour, and then adjust it annually to keep up with the cost of living. If the minimum wage had kept up with the cost of living since 1968, it would already be over $10. In case youre wondering, the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in 1968 and 3.5 percent in 1969. When families come to our farm looking for a Christmas tree, they seek out trees that have a strong, full base and are healthy from top to bottom. Our minimum wage is the base of our economy. If its weak, our economy will not be healthy. At the end of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge doesnt just give Tiny Tims family a turkey. He gives his father a raise.Camille Moran is owner and CEO of Caramor Industries, which includes 4 Seasons Christmas Tree Farm, in Natchitoches Parish, La. She is a member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage.This week as 2013 ends, persons around the globe will sing or listen or sob to the music and lyrics of Auld Lang Syne. The Scottish folk song and (later) poem by Robert Burns poses the question (edited here for space reasons) Should old acquaintance be forgot? To my knowledge, no authority has ever given a straight answer to that important question. The reason for this lapse, in my opinion, is that the only proper reply is, Well, now, that depends. Thats a wobbly, weasely way to address a vital matter, but sometimes life is like that. I could easily list the names of dozens of old acquaintances that I should not and will not forget. Some of them were esteemed and solid friends. Others were not that close, but their personalities and behavior were easily distinctive enough to lodge these people permanently in my mind. On the other hand, I can quickly recall the faces, if not the names, of old acquaintances whose fading into dim history has been a blessing for me ever since it first started. On many days of my life, I have boosted my spirits simply by reminding myself of men and women once close to me with whom I will never again have to associate. I should add that most of these same persons are probably just as delighted to be distant from my own acquaintance. To wrap this matter up: No, we should not forget those persons whose presence once graced our lives. And no, we should feel no guilt or compunction about sweeping other persons under the always-waiting rugs of time and memory. How we can accomplish either or both of these tasks will have to wait for other columns, whose arrival I can already picture you pining for. If you join in the singing of Auld Lang Syne this week, be sure to pronounce the s sound as in see or since, rather than the softer z sound that we have accepted as standard throughout the years. Your doing so will please linguists in Scottish universities who keep track of such matters. Robert Burns wrote his immortal poem in 1788. After the words were combined with a traditional folk song, Auld Lang Syne soon found its way into Scottish custom. It spread into the United Kingdom and then throughout much of the world. The titles meaning, in plain English, has varied from old long since to days gone by and for (the sake of) old times. Take your pick. Today Auld Lang Syne is played each year in thousands of settings and occasions across the globe. It supplies the melody for the alma mater of the University of Virginia. Its a traditional football song in the Netherlands, and is sung at the closing of every international Boy Scout jamboree. In Japan, department stores play Auld Lang Syne each night to notify customers that the stores will soon be closing. In November 2009 at the University of Glasgow, students and staff sang the song in 41 different languages. Perhaps the most tragic and poignant rendering of Auld Land Syne took place during World War II, when the Japanese ship, Montivideo Maru, was sunk. The ship had carried 1,053 Australian prisoners of war. As the ship went down, the Aussie soldiers already in the water were heard to sing Auld Lang Syne to their doomed comrades still on board the sinking vessel. For many New Years eves until his death in 1977 Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians orchestra broadcast the song to millions of radio and TV listeners. Today, whatever our personal feelings about old times and old friends, we should use the new year transition as a reason to think of the good times and valued friends that may await us. As some wise person once said, The future lies ahead. And we should all try to be there when it arrives.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71 @comcast.net. 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@tbnweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli tbniandy@yahoo.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@tbnweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@tbnweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@tbnweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@tbnweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@tbnweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comLargo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@tbnweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com General Editorial editorial@tbnweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSArrogance and unawarenessEditor: I was appalled at the Dec. 17 Belleair Town Commission meeting when a contingency of residents, strangers to town meetings, stood up and berated the commissioners for approving a roundabout on Indian Rocks Road without informing us. They used phrases like how in the world did this happen? We are due a public meeting! I feel like Im dancing after the music has stopped. We were not informed! I never read the Belleair Bee! A former neighbor once chided me for failure to read the New York Times, which she proclaimed the only newspaper worth reading. Yet this woman was clueless about events in her own backyard. Why would folks not care to read about whats happening in their neighborhood? At lease four public hearings were held on the roundabout issue. The town website noticed the meetings and the Belleair Bee published several articles during the process. Being a regular attendee at meetings, I can unequivocally say that our commission operates in the sunshine and in a most professional manner. To accuse them of collusion without having all the facts is arrogance at its finest. Town Hall is open and always willing to help residents, dispense information and answer questions. Mayor Katica is in his office Thursday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. to talk with residents. If you choose to bury your head in the sand then come out of the woodwork when youre made aware of an issue after the fact, shame on you! One resident suggested folks from out of town would not know how to use the roundabout. From all indications, he should have included the uninformed residents. If your schedules dont allow for attendance at town meetings, theres always the website: www.townofbelleair.com, which posts all meeting agendas. There you will find out if any items on the agenda affect you and then become an informed resident. There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware. Lil Cromer BelleairRoundabout isnt the way to goEditor: I was new to Belleair last October and November when the proposed roundabout at Indian Rocks Road, Ponce De Leon Road, and Palmview Avenue was supposedly discussed at length in town hearings. It is obvious from the recent Belleair Bee article that this is not a common perception. I know about the intersection in question. It is a problem intersection. I understand the need to fix it. There is another one just like it where Rosery and Osceola Roads cross Indian Rocks Road, also which I understand is slated(?) for the same treatment. First: I believe that the commissioners do not understand the function of a roundabout. The first thing you would notice entering a proper roundabout is there are no stop signs, only yield signs. The purpose of a roundabout is to facilitate the ease of traffic flow, not to stop or reduce it. If you drive in England, there are no stop signs on roundabout just like the Clearwater Beach roundabout. Second: Maybe the commissioners are not very familiar with driving around a roundabout. Many people here may not be familiar with the rules of the road concerning roundabouts. Who has the right of way upon entering, exiting and driving in the roundabout? If drivers dont know, thats where problems occur. The police officers will be busy. Third: The commissioners are right; it is a bad intersection. It is very difficult to pull out into the intersection. Maybe changing the intersection into a four-way stio and block direct access of Palmview Avenue, which may anger those residents, but may make the intersection safer. Fourth: A roundabout will not make it safe for pedestrians to cross Indian Rocks Road. Traffic will not be stopping at a proper roundabout. It will be moving around the circle unhindered. Remember ease traffic flow the Clearwater Beach roundabou). You want a safe crossing? Make the intersection a four-way STOP. If the intent of the exercise is to reduce traffic flow sounds like the mayors intent and to make safer pedestrian crossings, the roundabout(s) is not the way to achieve either. And then there is the matter of the half-million-dollar price tag for each roundabout. Ross Whitaker BelleairLight rail system not the answerRe: Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Longs letter to the Tampa Bay Times.Editor: Your Dec. 23 letter to the Tampa Bay Times leaves doubt and questions about the Greenlight Pinellas project, which you are assumedly in favor of. 1) Tax increase or no tax increase or what you call a swap. Using a Clearwater residents annual county tax bill as the example; the past five years of taxes levied for the Suncoast Transit Authority have been: 2009 = $20.05 2010 = $23.40 2011 = $31.53 (what was this?) 2012 = $18.26 2013 = $18.26 In calculating an average taxable income in Pinellas County, we project that a 1-cent increase in the sales tax would approximate an increase between $100 on the low end and $160 on the high end of annual expenditures. Compared to previous tax bills, your statement is totally out of line. Your comment that many people will actually end up paying less in taxes overall is a total misnomer. Also, it appears obvious that those who make more in income and pay more taxes will be dunned at even higher totals than the significant increase according to the above figures. So the reality is that this is not a tax swap (you suggest as an even swap) in the evidence of the actual taxpayer dollars, which will be significantly increased, and a heavy hit on low end earners. 2) As to the systems fairness compared to the current one, this has a legitimate basis and one that should be discussed in real numbers and results, and while the concept of visitors paying more if more is required sounds good, the basic argument remains as to the significant and negative impact of the increase to full-time Pinellas County taxpaying residents. The validity of your comment that tourists will pay 30 percent of the new revenues raised is questionable. To reach that figure, one must considerably stretch research factors. We would ask how you come by your figures. 3) A sustainable way for Pinellas County to address its transportation needs into the future. As you write, everything is becoming faster paced. Unfortunately a restricted light rail system is not the answer for the demographics, growth and choices Pinellas residents will utilize for that system to be viable, productive to most residents and not become a financial white elephant to Pinellas taxpayers in the future. As a final note, I could not agree more with your comment that we must establish a smarter and more nimble approach to our entire countys transportation needs and you have our full support if this plan were to permit the overwhelming majority of drivers improvement in time (the most important factor), and less stressful methodology to get from point A to point B. Looking forward to upcoming debates in 2014 and the fair Greenlight Pinellas project for which considerable taxpayer dollars are being used to promote this project, how about a grant of those taxpayer dollars for those of us questioning this project for properly addressing those issues others have with it, giving the voters an unbiased information decision when they step up to the voting booth in November, whether they then approve of the project or not. Lets make the discussion fair. Ernest Bach Officer, Largo-Mid Pinellas County Coalition of Neighborhood Associatons Largo Answering The Auld Lang Syne question Drivers SeatBob Driver Minimum wage should be raised We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. The deadline for letters pertaining to Jan. 14 election has passed. What do you think?Most Americans agree that if you work full time you should not be living in poverty. Todays miserly minimum wage doesnt just impoverish workers, it hurts our economy. Today Auld Lang Syne is played each year in thousands of settings and occasions across the globe. It supplies the melody for the alma mater of the University of Virginia. As I See ItCamille Moran

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Stroll down to the waterfront, museums, restaurants or enjoy the luxurious amenities of your building with fitness center, pool, meeting room. Inside your spacious condo enjoy the volume ceilings, laundry room, balcony and open kitchen. Near USF, St. Pete and hospitals, easy access to Tampa. Can also be rented out. Control access to the lobby and the parking. Two reserved under-building spots on same level as the condo. Also large storage closet on the way from the car to the unit. If you dont want to use the elevators to go to the pool you have the stairs near your door. How convenient. Extra large 2BR/2BA unit priced to sell! View of St. Petersburg. MLS#U7593868. Jarnberg. $329,000. VENDOME VILLAGEHere is the retirement or second home you have been looking for in a community that offers a great place to live to stay active, healthy and happy. Single story, end unit villa features 1BR/1.5BA and has over 900 sq. ft. of living space plus an attached single car garage. Unit has been completely redone from top to bottom. Kitchen has beautiful new cabinets, granite countertops and all matching stainless steel appliances that are brand new. Bedroom is large with a big closet and master bath that has been completely remodeled. An additional half bath off the living room has also been remodeled. There is also a big 5x5 closet for additional storage space. New carpet, new paint throughout, new A/C, new roof. Everything is done, just move in and have fun! Community has recreation building with library and pool table, shuffleboard courts, pool and so much more. MLS#U7595969. Schnitzler. $49,900. YACHT CLUB ESTATES2BR/2BA, 1,855 sq. ft. pool home in this desirable community that features the Baypoint Golf Course and Clubhouse. Convenient to shopping, beaches and Seminole schools. This Rutenberg home has an updated eat-in kitchen with solid surface countertops, cherry wood cabinets and wine cooler, open living/dining/family room which leads out to a beautiful heated auto-cleaning pool. No HOA is required. MLS#U7598589. Herr. $254,000. TERRACE PARK AT FIVE TOWNSSpacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo overlooks ponds & trees a parklike setting. Large wide open living room, family room, dining room and bright kitchen with tiled floor and adjacent laundry room/computer room combo. Living room and bedrooms are carpeted. Lots of windows and extra closets. Covered parking, tile roof. Enjoy all that Five Towns has to offer 55+ community, heated pools, recreation bldg., tennis courts. Conveniently located to shopping at Publix and Target, banks and just a short drive to beaches and more. Bring your small pet. Must own unit minimum of 2 yrs. before renting permitted. MLS#U7599016. Kaitar. $115,000. SEA TOWERSEnjoy this furnished Studio with an outstanding view for vacation, weekend or year round living. This condo is located in the Columbia Bldg. of the waterfront Sea Towers complex that is a highly desirable gated, 55+ community. Amenities include 2 heated pools, tennis courts, fitness room, fishing docks, recreation building and more. There is a full time Social Director on site that coordinates a variety of activities. You also will enjoy beautiful sunsets from the covered picnic and BBQ area. This Intracoastal community is also minutes to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beach, with shopping, banking and restaurants. MLS#U7603577. Mullady. $59,900. CLEAN VACANT LOTAvailable for a new mobile home. Has fruit trees. Near shopping, post office, restaurants. Minutes away to Howard Park Tarpon Springs, etc. MLS#U7603746. Williams & Statton. $7,500. HIGH AND DRY LOCATION!There is much more living space here in this solid block home than is reflected in listed heated square footage. A converted and air-vented garage in back of the house can be a family room, den or 3rd bedroom. This room is about 12 x 13 and includes a large closet, laundry area and small workshop. There is also an enclosed porch area in back about 13 x 16 which has an office and window A/C unit. Beside all of this space, there is a screened front porch and another enclosed screen room in back, a covered carport and a large shed. An alley in back of the house provides access to the carport and entry through the back door. This could be a great second home near the beach with good potential for renting. Central location near shopping centers, public transportation, beaches and downtown. Home prices are on the rise, so dont delay! MLS#U7604678. Schroeder. $120,000. GREAT INVESTMENT! DUPLEXSits on a great size corner lot, 1/1 on each side w/screened porches and utility area. Parking pad for each unit. Just painted outside. Roof new in September, 2005. Great rental history; renter in unit #2 has been there for 14 years and unit #1 has had long-term renters. Unit 1 has been updated with fresh paint throughout, porcelain floors in living room, dining area, kitchen and bathroom, wood laminate flooring in the bedroom, and kitchen appliances have also been updated. Backyard has a fence to separate the two units for renters privacy. Total monthly rental income has been $1,155, which has not been raised in years. MLS#U7604703. Bombard. $119,000. Top Student-AthletesSEMINOLE The following Seminole High School students have recently been named Student-Athletes of the Week by Beef OBradys:Marco BehoriBasketball player Marco Behori averages 21 points, six rebounds and four steals per game. He also carries a 4.3 GPA while enrolled in advanced placement and honor courses. Recently, he was inducted into the National Honor Society and is in the top 9 percent of his class. Marco has lead the Warhawks to a 1-1 start, said coach Josh Walker. He is a great studentathlete and an even greater person.Shane ButlerSo far this season, Shane Butler, the senior captain of the boys soccer team, has scored 19 goals and tallied six assists, and was nominated for the Tampa Bay Times Hot Shot Award. He has also earned a 3.6 GPA while taking advanced placement and honors classes.Iain MarshIain Marsh, captain of the cross-country team, won the the Palm Harbor University Invitational and had five top 10 finishes this season. His personal record for the 5K race is 16:43. With a 4.4 GPA, hes also a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish National Honor Society. Iain is one of the most dedicated athletes in our program, said coach Allison Fogle. He is extremely hard working and self-motivated. Iain gives 100 percent all the time. He is an excellent team leader and captain who has lead the team through two seasons. Dan RobinsonGolfer Dan Robinson scored a 73 at the East Lake Invitational, which was good enough for third place out of 50 golfers competing. This helped the Warhawks come in second place overall at the invitational. He also has a 3.76 GPA. He volunteers at First Tee in St. Petersburg. Dan is an excellent golfer and a great leader for the younger players, said coach Greg Tipton. Marco Behori Shane Butler Iain Marsh Dan Robinson Sports roundupGolf event proceeds benefit MPM program OLDSMAR The Mammography Voucher Program at Morton Plant Mease will benefit from the upcoming 2014 Drive for a Cure golf tournament. The golf benefit is presented to raise awareness about breast health and support local efforts to offer free mammograms through the Mammography Voucher Program. The Drive for a Cure golf event, organized by the East Lake Woodlands golfers, will be Friday, Feb. 28, at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The dinner and auction will begin at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mammography Voucher Program services at Morton Plant Mease, as well as the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The Mammography Voucher Program provides free breast screenings, diagnostics, and treatments for uninsured or underinsured women in Pinellas County. Last year, event organizers donated more than $24,000 to help provide breast health education and screenings. Registration is $75 for golf, cart, snacks, and dinner if signed up by Feb. 10. Registration after Feb. 10 is $85. Dinner only is $35. To register or for information, call 215-9862 or visit www.ELW DriveforaCure.com.Tides WGA resultsSEMINOLE Results of the Tides Womens Golf Association Eclectic Tournament played Dec. 3 at the Tides Golf Club: A Flight Dolly Wicht, 62; Karen Galinowski, 64; Kathy Davis, 66; Carol Johnson, 67 B Flight Joyce Cooney, 61; Judy McNamee, 62; Bettye Crane, 70; Dolores DenOtter, 71 C Flight Jessica McCarthy, 69; Lorraine Taylor, 72; Diana Ruffer, 74 E Flight (9-hole flight) Joyce Gallite, 31; Wendy Thorn, 34; Sharon Ebbeler and Margaret Ingram, 37 All ladies are welcome for league play Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for the 18-hole league and approximately 9:30 a.m. for the 9-hole league. Call Judy at 392-3576 for more information.Belleair Country Club womens tourney winners announcedBELLEAIR Gerrie Kelly and Carole Christensen were overall champions, low net, of the Belleair Country Club Womens Golf Association Member-Member Tournament held Dec. 9-10. Other top scorers were Tricia Herrick and Peggy Rieckelman, second low net; Sheila Maynor and Cynthia Paganini, third low net; and Allie Cantonis and Lisa Hirsch, fourth low net. Mary Critchfield and Ramona Williams were overall low gross; Kiely Allen and Karen Koch were second low gross.Registration for 50+ mens softball opensLARGO The city of Largos recreation, parks and arts athletics division is accepting registration for mens slow pitch 50 and older softball league that starts Jan. 7. This high-energy league will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m., at Whitesell Softball Complex, 12555 119th St N. Tuesdays will be drop-in play and Thursdays will be formal league play. Registration is $25 per person. For more information or to register, call 518-3026 or visit LargoSports.com.Baseball camp setCLEARWATER Clearwater Christian College is hosting a sixweek baseball camp starting Sunday, Jan. 26. Head coach Josh Rebandt will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1 to 12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Proceeds benefit amateur baseball in Clearwater. Registration is now underway. Visit www.usbaseball academy.com or call 866-622-4487.Registration begins for Pinellas Park Pony BaseballPINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Pony Baseball registration will take place every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. through Feb. 1. at the Davis Field office, 6050 Railroad Ave., by Field 2. This upcoming season represents a fresh start for PPPB, said Chuck Levesque, new president of the board. A brand new board was recently elected, as many of the previous board members aged out as their children got older. The clubs numbers had also slumped a bit in recent years, he wrote in an email, and the hope is new board members will help to rejuvenate the organization. We have a whole new executive board, he said in an interview. A lot of us are parents with younger kids, so were looking to be here for a while. The new board members vice president Justin Taylor, secretary Nancy Wright and treasurer Tara Berringer, in addition to Levesque have all been involved with the organization for the past two to three years. So weve seen a few areas where some changes could be made, Levesque said. Were looking forward to making it exciting for the kids. He said the board will focus on distributing the talent among teams evenly, so everyone gets a fair shot. Registration is $50 per player for the Pre-Tee Division (3and 4year-olds); $75 per player for the Shetland (5and 6-year-olds) Division; and $100 per player for the Pinto (7and 8-year-olds), Mustang (9and 10-year-olds), Bronco (11and 12-year-olds) and Pony (13and 14-year-olds) Divisions. The organization also offers 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U softball. For more information, visit www.leaguelineup.com/ponyballSquadron to host safe boating programST. PETERSBURG The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present Emergencies on Board, a safe boating program, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing. The two-hour seminar will acquaint boaters with the actions necessary to cope with the most common boating difficulties. The program is available to anyone 12 or older and deals with both preparing for and managing emergencies such as accident prevention, emergency calls and signals, running aground, man overboard, fire, loss of power, medical conditions, steering failure and getting lost. Instruction is free. Cost for materials is $30 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. For information and to register, visit www.boating-stpete.org. Send sports news, photos and information about leagues and teams to Seminole BeaconEditor Tiffany Razzano, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emailtrazzano@TBNweekly.com. or call 397-5563, ext. 306. LOCAL NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com

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14A Business Beacon, January 2, 2014 Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Convenient Locations to Better Serve You.Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404 oakhurstmedicalclinic.comEast Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 eastbaymedicalcenter.comwww.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE010313 Gallery Oaks Shopping Center11125 Park Boulevard, Suite 115 Seminole(next to Greek Village Restaurant)391-0002 Services Offered:Prescription Designer Eyewear & Sunglasses Eyeglass Repair Contact Lenses Complete Pairs$4950% OFFStarting As Low AsEYEGLASSESExpires 1-31-14. Offer requires complete pair of eyeglass frame and lenses purchase. Some restrictions may apply. Please call or see us for details. Theres a New Owl In Town! 122613 Monica Doyle D.M.D., P.A.11240 Park Blvd. The Park Collection, next to Einstein Brothers Bagels727-398-0085 You Too Can Have A Beautiful Smile! In-House Denture Lab Tooth Colored Fillings Custom Dentures Porcelain Veneers Dental Implants Professional Hygiene Teeth Whitening Porcelain Crowns Periodental Surgery Soft Tissue Management NEW InvisalignOUR LIST OF COSMETIC SERVICES INCLUDES:Your Cosmetic Dentist in Seminole! Seminole Dentals staff shares one goal: to provide excellent care and high quality dentistry that will improve your health, comfort and appearance.Our highly trained staff is ready to give you the personalized, gentle care youre looking for.010214 CATARACT SURGERYCOURTESY TRANSPORTATION FROM & TO HOME ON THE DAY OF SURGERYComplete Eye Exams Glaucoma Care(Most Insurances Accepted) D. Heather Heath, M.D. G. William Lazenby, M.D. Frank J. Seidl, M.D.2770 East Bay Drive, Largo 727-530-1425 1109 US 19N., Holiday 727-934-5705www.lazenbyeyecare.com EYE CARE CENTER THE EYECAREPROFESSIONALSEyecare ... Personal ... Professional 010214 From Playboy Bunny to Hooters to OKeefes By BRIAN GOFFCLEARWATER They say that everything that goes around comes around. For Rebecca, Becca Eubanks Heishman, her journey has indeed ended where it started but not without a couple of interesting stops along the way. Heishman, 59, is a part-time manager, full-time server at OKeefes Irish Pub in Clearwater. She has been there for eight years this time around. She began working there when she was in high school in 1971, and in the s worked there during the busy St. Patricks Day celebrations. For customers who know her her energy, her demeanor, and the way she carries herself they arent surprised when they learn of her background. The places she worked in between those stints at OKeefes. She was one of the original Hooters girls, and before that, a Playboy Bunny in the shortlived Playboy Club in downtown St. Petersburg. She remembers it all well. Yes, I was a Bunny, she said. There were thousands of girls who tried out, and I kept making the cut all the time. I was the oldest and the only one who was married and I had a child. Heishman says it was fun working at the club because of the people she met. It seemed as though there were celebrities around all the time.I have a small list of people I met, she said. Burt Bacharach, Lionel Richey, Barry Manilow, Alabama, all people who played at the Bayfront Center. During the day, the Bunnies would go over and give them Bunny balloons and encourage them to come to the club at night. It was a lot of fun. What wasnt fun however, was the regimen the girls had to keep in order to keep their jobs. You were allowed to gain or lose only 5 pounds from your hiring weight, said Heishman. Wed have to weigh in every Friday. Our paycheck depended on it. If you weighed more than 5 pounds, or had lost more than 5 pounds, you were taken off the floor and you didnt get back on until your weight was back in line. As a result we didnt eat much all week long, and then on Friday, once we passed the weight test, wed roller skate after work to a nearby eating place and eat like it was the Last Supper. She says there were other rules they had to abide by as well. There was no jewelry allowed, you werent allowed to have bobby pins in your hair, you had to have your nails painted and we were inspected every time we went on the floor, she said. Still it was one of the neatest jobs I ever had. Heishman says she still has a couple of sets of Bunny ears, a tail and the cuff links from her costume. She says they werent allowed to keep the actual costume itself but she figures she could still fit into it today. The Playboy Club opened in St. Petersburg in 1980 and lasted for three years. Heishman said at the time people were saying that the club might have lasted if it had been established in Tampa instead of St. Pete. Nevertheless she and the other Bunnies had to find a job when the Club closed, and for Heishman it was Hooters. Hooters wasnt even open yet, she said. My girlfriend Jan Bradley knew somebody there so I applied and got the job. That was in October of 1983. It was quite different than Playboy; they werent real strict like Playboy was. Heishman stayed at Hooters for seven years and celebrated a milestone during her time there. I had the first Hooters baby. My youngest son, hes 26 now and is a paramedic-firefighter, she said. Heishman left Hooters in 1990 because she said she had outgrown the job. I just felt that way, it had become too corporate and it wasnt the same when that happened, she said. Despite that, one of the men who founded Hooters fondly remembers the girl he called Becky. Ed Droste is still involved in the company today and says Heishman surely was one of the first. She was on the early team that opened the original store in Clearwater, he said. She had a knack for what she did. I couldnt see her behind a desk, and it would not have been the best use of her talents, Droste said Heishman isnt the only alumnus of Hooters; in fact she is one of many. There are 300 thousand alumni of Hooters, he said. She is one of them, a girl next door, vivacious, attractive and outgoing; someone who contributed to that carefree casual energy that we were looking for. Droste said Heishman was somebody he never forgot. We stop by all the time to see her, just to get a dose of her delightful energy, he said. Becca Heishman is single now, she got divorced nearly 25 years ago and hasnt remarried, and she says she knows why. I had three small children and I could never find a man who thought three little kids were OK, she said. Now I run around with my hair on fire, Im helping my daughter raise her 8-year-old son, and at my age, nobody wants my life, believe me. Now her life comes back around to OKeefes, a place Heishman, who was born at Morton Plant Hospital, says she is delighted to be working. I love it. A lot of people think Im crazy but I always love it. It is about people and in my hometown, she said. I have people who come in just to see me; I meet different people every day. I love what I do. I always have. Even when I worked in office jobs I moonlighted as a bartender, I dont know, it is my therapy. It is a therapy that seems to be working for this former Playboy Bunny and Hooters Girl. It is a therapy that seems to have given this woman a purpose and a place to call home. I love working at OKeefes. The owners, the Duquesnays, have been awesome. They take care of their people, she said. I cant imagine being anywhere else. I drive from Oldsmar, where I live but that is my choice, I love what I do. Photo courtesy of REBECCA EUBANKS HEISHMANAbove, Rebecca Eubanks Heishman was a Playboy Bunny at the St. Petersburg club in 1980. Below, Heishman poses at her current job in OKeefes in Clearwater. Photo by BRIAN GOFF Biz notes9Round opensCLEARWATER 9Round recently opened for business at Clearwater Mall, 2663 Gulf-toBay Blvd. 9Round is a 30-minute total body workout that combines boxing, kickboxing, core and weights for an innovative fitness routine on nine stations with a personal 9Round trainer with you every step to motivate you. There are no set class times. Every three minutes a new station begins. Workouts change daily.REH sets new record for paid attendanceCLEARWATER Two sold-out performances with Dave Chappelle set two consecutive records Dec. 17. The second show at 10 p.m. sold 2,193 tickets, the most ever for a single performance. That number when combined with 2,171 paid tickets from the 7:30 p.m. show was 4,364 paid tickets, another new record for most paid tickets over two shows by the same performer. This is the highest attendance since the theater was renovated in 2003. The first show sold out to Ruth Eckerd Hall members prior to going on sale to the general public. The previous record was held by Sit Down with Robin Williams and David Steinberg set earlier this year with a total paid attendance of 2,185.Largo Community Acupuncture event setLARGO The First Free Friday event will be offered Friday, Jan. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Largo Community Acupuncture, 12360 66th St., Suite H-5. For information, call 832-4837372.Chamber to host candidate forumST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host a primary candidate forum for Congressional District 13 Seat on Monday, Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m., at the TradeWinds Island Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd. The purpose of this event is to introduce the voters to candidates running in the primary election for the Congressional District 13 Seat. Those in attendance will be as follows: David Jolly (R) Kathleen Peters (R) To RSVP, call Doug at 360-6957 or email Doug@TampaBayBeaches .com.Capitol opens with three sold-out showsCLEARWATER Following its $10.7 million renovation, the Capitol Theatre opened recently with three sold-out shows, including a concert with five-time Grammy-winner Michael McDonald on Dec. 18. Other sold-out shows included Rockapella on Dec. 20 and Sinbad on Dec. 21. According to a press release, Rolling Stone magazine has named the upcoming B.B. King performance at the Capitol Theatre one of New Years Eves hottest concerts. A wide variety of artists will take to the Capitol Theatre stage in the coming months. Scheduled to perform at the venue are Katharine McPhee on Jan. 11, Chris Botti on Jan. 18, Eddie Money on Jan. 22, Edwin McCain on Feb. 20, Art Garfunkel on Feb. 27 and Bob Newhart on March 1.Anytime Fitness recognized as top club chainCLEARWATER Anytime Fitness, a co-ed fitness club chain, is ranked No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazines annual Franchise 500 list according to a press release. Anytime Fitness also was named one of Americas most promising companies by Forbes earlier this year, and honored as the Best Place to Work by Minnesota Business magazine two years in a row. The No. 1 ranking is a credit to our fabulous franchisees, said Chuck Runyon in the press release. Runyon is CEO and co-founder of Anytime Fitness. In addition to running convenient and affordable gyms, our franchisees and their staffs provide their members with personal service that gets real results. That personal touch and high level of engagement is what differentiates Anytime Fitness from many other gyms and what has strengthened and grown our brand worldwide. Were incredibly proud to be part of the worlds No. 1 franchise system, said Maggie Loving, owner of the Anytime Fitness gym located on Highland Avenue. To celebrate, were offering a series of special membership deals. To start the new year off right, new members can join Anytime Fitness for just $14 Jan. 7 through 9. New members also can add a 21-day personal training program for just $49. Existing Anytime Fitness members will receive one month free for every friend they refer who joins the club.

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Health 15A Beacon, January 2, 2014 FOOT PAINIngrown Toenails Nail Fungus Hammertoes Corns Bunions Calluses Sprains Infections We Can SEE YOU Today!COMPLETEFOOT CAREKind and Friendly CarePracticing locally for 25 years. X-Rays in office. Dr. David J. LoisellePodiatric Physician and Surgeon Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery14219 Walsingham Road, Suite K, Largo, FL 33774(Near Hungry Howies)727-596-9703Most insurances accepted. 121219WALSINGHAM PODIATRYYOU DONT HAVE TO LIVE WITH FDA ApprovedLASER NAIL CARE Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: rabbi@jewishheritage.net Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706 Dr. Dave Ruth, Senior PastorCome and worship. Go and serve.www.ChurchByTheSea.comCasual Worship(Fellowship Hall)8:00 a.m.Traditional Worship(Sanctuary)9:30 a.m.Nursery providedSunday School 9:30 a.m. Adult Small Group Study 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship (Sanctuary) 11:15 a.m.101013Bible StudyWednesday 6:00 a.m. (men only) & 6:30 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563SB FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH4321 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach Bible Study Wednesday 6:30pm Sun. School 9:15am WORSHIP 10:00amPastor J. Michael Hargrave 727-410-4121120513 50-153rd Ave., Madeira Beach727-397-8614Contemporary WorshipSundays at 10:00 a.m. Ministry for the Entire Family Childrens Ministry Nursery Available Crossbridgec.org Rick Cowley, Senior PastorAcross the Street from the GulfNEW CHURCH IN MADEIRA BEACH!! 111413 A Bridge to New Life in Christ 010214Dont Wait To See One Of Americas Top Dermatologists!Accepting most insurance plans.armstrongderm.com 9170 Oakhurst Rd. Suite 1 Seminole 727.517.3376 Luis Ortega our denture specialist, has over 40 years of experience creating beautiful natural smiles. Se habla espaol Custom Dentures Same Day Relines Same Day RepairsIn House Denture Lab10%OFFAny DentureADA D 5110, 5120, 5213, 5214FREEConsultationDentures and Partials 11240 Park Blvd. The Park Collectionnext to Einstein Bros. Bagels727-398-0085 010214Expires 1-31-14You Too Can Have A Beautiful Smile!Monica Doyle D.M.D., P.A.IN HOUSEDENTURE LAB The Morton Plant Meese Bay Care Health System will offer a number of programs in January at various locations. Support groups and classes are free to the public unless a fee is noted. For information on upcoming programs, call 953-6877 or visit www.BayCareEvents.org. Participating locations include: Axelrod Pavilion, 400 Pinellas St., Clearwater Bard moor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater Meese Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor Meese Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Meese Drive, Safety Harbor Meese Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater Morton Plant Meese Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity Powell Pavilion, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater Peak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater St. Josephs Childrens Specialty Center at Meese Countryside, 3253 McMullen Booth Road, ClearwaterFollowing is a list of upcomingsupport groups and pr esentations:Wellness Cancer Cancer Support Group (Women) Mondays, Jan. 6 and 20, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room, Second Floor. Cancer Support Group (Women) Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and 28, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, Fourth Floor. Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis: Toolkit for Patients, Families and Caregivers Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Oncology Services Conference Room, Second Floor. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Administrative Conference Room. Look Good, Feel Better Monday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Oncology Services Conference Room, Second Floor. LUNA (Latinos United for a New Awakening) de Pinellas Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room. Multiple Myeloma Educational Group Saturday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3. Prostate Cancer Discussion Group Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fourth Floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Thyroid Cancer Support Group Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium D. Wellness Cardiac/Circulation Heart Function Support Group Wednesday, Jan. 8, noon, CheekPowell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Community Room A. ICD Support Group Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Mease Dunedin Hospital. Meeting Room 3. Womens Heart Support Group Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 105. Wellness Caregivers Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, 10-11:30 a.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Early Stage Alzheimers Support Group for Patients Monday, Jan. 6 and 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Wellness Parenting Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, Jan. 9, 4:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $10 per child. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Tuesday, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $10 per child. Birth Center Tour Sundays, Jan. 5, 12 and 26, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Schaffer Tower. Birth Center Tour Sundays, Jan. 5 and 19, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Birth Center Tour Wednesday, Jan. 15, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Birth Center Tour Monday, Jan. 27, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Boot Camp For New Dads Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditoriums 1-5, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 22, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth floor classroom. (Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month.) Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Infants Group Fridays, Jan. 3 and 17, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. (First and Third Friday of the month.) Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Toddlers Group Friday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. (Second Friday of the month.) Car Seat Inspection Tuesday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, near Jacobsen Emergency Room entrance, Appointment required, Fee: $15. Car Seat Inspection Friday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, near Jacobsen Emergency Room entrance, Appointment required, Fee: $15. Car Seat Inspection Sunday, Jan. 5, 2 and 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. The Basics of Prepared Childbirth Express Saturday, Jan. 4, noon, Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $25. The Basics of Prepared Childbirth Express Saturday, Jan. 11, noon, Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25. The Basics of Prepared Childbirth Express Sunday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $25. The Basics of Prepared Childbirth Express Sunday, Jan. 26, noon, Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25. Prepared Childbirth Two weeks series Tuesdays, Jan. 21 and 28, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25. Infant/Child CPR Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $20. Newborn Care Thursday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Newborn Care Monday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Newborn Care Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Newborn Care Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Preparing for a Caesarean Section Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25. Waterbirth Monday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Community Room, Fee: $25. Waterbirth Monday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $25. Wellness Other AWAKE: Sleep Disorder Support Group for Apnea Wednesday, Jan.15, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3. Bariatric Support Group Tuesday, Jan. 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physicians Office Building, Sixth Floor Bariatric Suite. CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10 a.m. to noon, BayCare Outpatient Center, Morton Plant Sleep Disorders Center. CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, Sleep Disorders Center, Ste. 120. CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29, 9 a.m. to noon, Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Sleep Disorders Center, Ste. 210. CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1 3 p.m., Morton Plant Sleep Disorders Center, Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion. Morton Plant January programs Health updatesCrossFit Rebels to host free monthly workoutCLEARWATER CrossFit Rebels will host a free community-based workout first Saturdays, 10 a.m., at 2077 Sunnydale Blvd. The workout is tailored and scalable to all levels of fitness. Families, with children age 4 and older all fitness levels will be educated and coached on proper movement form, and will work through a fun, team-oriented workout that will stimulate interest in and compliance with health and fitness. The first Commit2B:Fit workout will be offered Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m. It will be the first of 12 months of workouts tailored toward families in the community to embrace the concept that fitness can be a fun, family-oriented activity. Each month will have a different theme. Februarys theme will be Commit2B:HeartHealthy in honor of Heart Health Month. Call 253-4971.Affordable Healthcare information programs setST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Health and Community Services will provide a series of opportunities for members of the community to learn about the Affordable Care Act Healthcare Marketplace from designated Healthcare Navigators. The following information sessions are free and open to the public: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m., at the North Community Library, 861 79th Ave. N. Monday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m., at the Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 Fifth St. N. Monday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m., at the James Weldon Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Ave. S. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m., at the South Community Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Drive S.Auxiliary donates $36,000 to hospital foundationTARPON SPRINGS At the Florida Hospital North Pinellas Auxiliary and Volunteer Services annual Christmas luncheon, board members of the hospitals auxiliary gave a donation of $36,000 to the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation. Phyllis Coates, board president, and other board members were in attendance to support the presentation of the check to Terry Smither, foundation director. It is our extreme pleasure to donate to the hospitals foundation, said Coates in a press release. Through our annual donations, we are able to support the efforts of the hospital and the health of the community. I have a true passion for what I do through the foundation, and the generous support of the auxiliary just gives me that much more enthusiasm, said Smither. Their annual support enables the Foundation to meet its mission of developing funds which enable Florida Hospital North Pinellas to provide compassionate, faith-based healthcare to our patients. The auxiliary and volunteers are active in the community, hosting annual events such as the Lights of Love Christmas Celebration and a fashion show. A portion of the proceeds raised is donated to the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation in support of Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Im very thankful to have the volunteers and auxiliary as a part of our hospital family, said Bruce Bergherm, hospital CEO/president. They are such an asset to our hospital and help to make sure we are doing our best to serve the visitors and patients of our hospital. The auxiliary and volunteer program at Florida Hospital North Pinellas is currently seeking individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of patients, visitors and hospital team members. For information, call 942-5072 or visit www.fhnorthpinellas.com.

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Fivetime Grammy award winner, Wooten is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. He has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. Wooten was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past halfcentury. Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics. Qristina and Quinn Bachand Saturday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. With deep Asturian and Breton roots, Canadian born siblings Qristina and Quinn Bachand have quickly emerged at the top of the international Celtic music world. Qristinas spirited performance showcases fiddling and vocal talents. Quinn, a gifted and creative guitar player, adds a contemporary edge to traditional Celtic music. His unique harmonies, hard-driving strumming, inventive chord voicing and powerful rhythmic effects make even the most well-worn tunes seem new and exciting. Quinn has toured nationally and internationally with Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. Blending sizzling hot instrumentals and captivating vocals, Qristina and Quinn have moved far past their niche as Celtic artists with their wide-ranging musical folk, roots and jazz music. The Four Freshmen Saturday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Back by popular demand, this group continues to sell out every time they visit Largo. The Four Freshmens unique sound is based on open-harmony vocals, which builds on the barbershop tradition. The quartet accompanies itself on guitar, trumpet, bass and drums. Hits include Its a Blue World, Mood Indigo, Day by Day and many more. The Sleeping Beauty, performed by the Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre; Sunday, Jan. 5, 3 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $27.50. Call 893-7832 or visit TheMahaffey.com. Marius Petipa choreographs the fairy tale ballet of The Sleeping Beauty, set to the music of Tchaikovsky. The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre is the youngest among the Russian theater companies and from Nureyevs childhood home of Ufa. Neil Sedaka Sunday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $39. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Sedakas impressive 50-year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the s, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the s, a superstar in the s and remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. Thanks to all the countless songs he has written, performed and produced, he continues to inspire artists and audiences around the world. The accolades showered on Sedaka have been numerous: He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a street was named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn and he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2004, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organizations 35th annual induction and awards ceremony in New York. Named for the former president of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, this award is given to individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in furthering the successes of songwriters. With a career spanning six decades, a rare feat in the entertainment world, Neil never ceases to amaze. He shows no signs of slowing down. Hes appeared on FOXs hit television show American Idol as a guest judge. In 2006, Sedaka concluded a 10-city tour of the United Kingdom, where he filmed a live concert at Londons Royal Albert Hall for PBS. During this historical evening, he was presented with The Guinness Award for his song (Is This the Way to) Amarillo, as the best-selling single of the 21st century in the UK, a song that was originally performed by Tony Christie more than 40 years ago. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following film opening in wide release:Paranormal Activity: The Marked OnesGenre: Horror Cast: Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, Eddie J. Fernandez, Jorge Diaz, David Fernandez Jr., Kimberly Ables Jindra, Tonja Kahlens and Frank Salinas Director: Christopher Landon Not yet rated Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is the first spin-off film spawned by the Paranormal Activity franchise. The story begins at a party in Oxnard, Calif., in 2012. When a woman dies in a nearby apartment, a group of young adults decide to investigate the crime scene, recording what they discover. Amidst items that suggest some sort of black magic ritual, they find a photograph of one of the partygoers. Soon, strange things begin happening to that individual and the horror begins.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The Best OfferGenre: Drama Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland and Sylvia Hoeks Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Not yet rated Virgil Oldman is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of antiques dealer. Hes never been close to another human being, not even Robert, his only friend a young, skillful restorer of mechanical devices from every era. The day he turns 63, Virgil receives a phone call from a young woman who asks him to handle the disposal of some family works of art. But when the time comes for his first site visit, the girl fails to appear, nor, for various reasons, is she present for the taking of the inventory or for the transportation and restoration of the pieces. More than once Virgil is tempted to bow out of what appears toOpening this weekendNew year kicks off with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Photo courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURESParanormal Activity: The Marked Ones is the first spin off from the popular Paranormal Activity franchise. Top ve diversions Top ve diversionsbe nothing but a bothersome mess, but on each occasion, the mysterious young woman, locked in her own obsessional world, convinces him to continue. And with this, the old antique dealers life begins to take an unexpected turn. It is Robert who shows him, step-by-step, how to win the heart of a young woman who is afraid of the world and, caught in the middle of this puzzling game of chess, Virgil soon finds himself enveloped by a passion that will transform his grey existence forever.Open GraveGenre: Thriller Cast: Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Erin Richards and Maxim Wrottesley Director: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego Unrated A man (Sharlto Copley) wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat thats more vicious and hungry than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together before its too late.Beyond OutrageGenre: Action, drama and thriller Cast: Beat Takeshi, Ryo Kase, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shun Sugata, Machiko Ono and Ken Mitsushi Director: Takeshi Kitano Rated: R With Beyond Outrage, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard-boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his yakuza saga, Outrage. This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld. The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing frustration and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown. Kataoka wants start a war between Sanno and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Takeshi) the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataokas manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.

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Performances will be Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 4 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $28. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. Featuring an ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound and a deranged killer on the loose, The Hound of the Baskervilles is the most celebrated Holmes story of all a masterpiece of mystery and suspense. One after another, the male heirs of the Baskerville family are being knocked off. Sherlock Holmes, self-proclaimed greatest detective of all time, sends Dr. Watson to the countryside in order to prevent more bloodshed, and naturally mayhem and, in this production, wackiness of various kinds ensues. Fans of Jobsites previous sold-out productions of The 39 Steps and the (abridged) plays will not want to miss this similarlyveined three-person tour-de-force starring Giles Davies as Sherlock Holmes, et al, David Jenkins as Dr. Watson and Shawn Paonessa as Sir Henry Baskerville, et al. In no way a stranger to theatrical roles with a strong literary bent, Davies has appeared with Jobsite as Macbeth as well as in Fahrenheit 451 (Beatty) and Quills (The Marquis). Davies has also performed one-man shows focused on Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens and Shelleys Frankenstein. Jenkins was last seen as Coleman in The Lonesome West and is the producing artistic director of the company. Paonessa last graced the Jobsite stage as CB in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Jenkins and Paonessa have also appeared onstage together in comedies ranging from the (abridged) plays to the title pair in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The production is directed by Katrina Stevenson, who helmed Jobsites The 39 Steps and all of the companys (abridged) plays: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged) and All The Great Books (abridged). Sets and lights are designed by Brian Smallheer with a sound design by Dave Steinweg. Stephen Canny and John Nicholson adapted the play from the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Jobsite Theater to stage Hound of the BaskervillesST. PETERSBURG The Calidore String Quartet will perform Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20 in advance and $28 the day of the show. Call 8223590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. After last years triumphant performance, the Calidore String Quartet returns to the Palladium for their only Tampa Bay performance. The Calidore String Quartet has established itself an international reputation for its informed, polished and captivating performances. The Calidore has already made debuts in such prestigious festivals as Verbier and Ravinia and the Schneider Concert Series in New York City and is a featured Young Artist-in-Residence on American Public Medias Performance Today. Formed at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles in 2010, the Calidore String Quartet quickly won grand prize in virtually all American chamber music competitions including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake and Yellow Springs competitions. Internationally, the quartet captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition and the 2012 Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition. Their performances and interviews were broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich and Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg as well as being featured on German national television as part of a documentary produced by ARD public broadcasting. Highlights of the 2013-14 season include a collaboration with JeanYves Thibaudet, a return to the renowned Schneider Concert Series at the New School and their Asian debut at the Kumho Arts Center in Seoul, Korea. Other engagements include a tour of Florida and Maine, a collaboration with Rob Kapilow on his series What Makes it Great? and numerous performances throughout Southern California. Summer 2014 will mark the Calidore String Quartets inaugural season as the quartet-in-residence at the Bellingham Festival of Music. Past summers included residencies and fellowships at the Banff Centre, Verbier Festival Academy, Aspen Music Festival and McGill International String Quartet Academy. In summer 2013, the Calidore worked closely with Edward Nesbit and premiered his Night Dances at the Verbier Festival which was broadcast on Medici.tv. In 2012, the Calidore made its European debut at the esteemed Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy. The Calidore has collaborated with many esteemed artists and ensembles including Joshua Bell, Menahem Pressler, Quatuor Ebene, Angel Romero and the Calder String Quartet, among others. Currently the graduate string quartet in residence at the Colburn School, the Calidore has studied closely with such luminaries as Andre Roy, Arnold Steinhardt, Guillaume Sutre, Gunter Pichler, Gehard Schulz, Gabor Takacs Nagy, Paul Coletti, Ronald Leonard, and the Quatuor Ebne. Ardent supporters of music education, the Calidore String Quartet is deeply committed to sharing their passion for chamber music with students and audiences. This has taken the form of pre-concert talks, post-concert question-and-answer sessions, classroom visits, public school assemblies, traditional master classes and multi-day community residencies. The quartet has held residencies in conjunction with their performances in Arlington, Va.; Chicago, Ill.; Riverside, Cailf.; South Bend, Ind.; St. Petersburg, and at the 2011 and 2012 Laguna Beach Chamber Music Festival. In May 2012, the quartet partnered with the Bellingham Music Festival and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra in Bellingham, Wash., for a two-week residency of more than 20 concerts in public schools of Northwest Washington. Using an amalgamation of California and dor (French for golden), the ensembles name represents a reverence for the diversity of culture and the strong support it has received from its home base in Los Angeles, Calif., the golden state. The Calidore String Quartet aims to present performances that share the passion and joy of the string quartet chamber music repertoire.Calidore String Quartet to perform Jan. 7 at PalladiumPINELLAS PARK Venue Theatre and Actors Studio recently announced the schedule for upcoming acting classes. Saturday classes for the Future Stars Program will begin Jan. 11, 10 a.m., for ages 4 to 7; and at 11 a.m., for ages 8 to 12. Musical Stars, ages 10 to 17, will meet Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m., for training and rehearsals for the show Grease! Teen Stars will meet Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m., beginning Jan. 9. Adult workshops will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m., beginning Jan. 13. Monthly fees vary. An 18-week commitment is required. There will be an open house and registration event Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Interested students should plan to come to that open house to register and for class placement. Musical students are requested to sing any song of their choice not from the show on key. Venue Theatre is at 9125 U.S. 19 N. Call 822-6194 or email Venue ActorStudio@gmail.com.Venue Theatre announces acting-classes schedule Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Read the riot act to 0 8. Sluggish inactivity (pl.) 15. Treeless, grassy plain 16. Extraordinary 17. Sandwich meats 18. Circular cluster of leaves 19. ___ Fargo, 4th largest U.S. bank 20. "Chicago" lyricist 22. Gown fabric 23. Flight data, briefly 24. Bailiwicks 26. "Go ahead!" (2 wds) 27. Detachable container 28. Eighths of a circle 30. "___ moment" 31. Wooden carving board 33. Grunted, as a pig would 35. Forever 37. Wicker material 40. Set apart for a special purpose 44. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 45. Leo ___, French composer 47. Courteney ___ of "Friends" 48. It holds a yard 50. Early iconic role for Madonna 51. Egyptian Christian 52. Kind of nerve 54. "Hold on a ___!" 55. Pop 56. Conform to different conditions 58. View 60. Ancient fertility goddess 61. Knock (hyphenated) 62. First-rate 63. Small holes with finely stitched edges Down 0 1. Brushed toward the top of the head 0 2. Annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic 0 3. Poem with three stanzas and an envoy 0 4. Iranian money 0 5. Kind of dealer 0 6. "Rocky ___" 0 7. No-show 0 8. Muslim headdress 0 9. "Walking on Thin Ice" singer 10. Deteriorate 11. Pretentious sort 12. Point of view 13. Small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship 14. Rained hard? 21. ___ sauce on steak 24. Strawberry "seeds" 25. Bread-like fruitcake 28. Group of eight 29. Cylindrical farm structures 32. After expenses 34. Big Apple inits. 36. Long-finned tuna 37. Suckerfish 3 8. Metrical foot with two short syllables and one long 39. Having a will 41. Wolfsbane, for one 42. Last layer of paint 43. Ranges 46. Sheen 49. Kind of wave 51. Ear part 53. Sagan of "Cosmos" 55. Dietary, in ads 57. "Harper Valley ___" 59. Be worthwhileHoroscopesJanuary 2, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19 The debate continues. Dont take part unless you have something legitimate to contribute, Capricorn. You might glean more from listening. Hopes rise at home.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Sink or swim, Aquarius. Helping hands are all around. Dont say no. The web of deceit builds at work. Be careful you dont get caught in it.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Health woes ease for a friend. Invite them out to celebrate, Pisces. The mad dash to meet a deadline begins. Pick up the pace! A phone call settles a matter.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Horse feathers, Aries. There are two sides to everything. Listen to both before you make a decision. A coworker pushes the envelope one too many times.TaurusApril 20 May 20 An old chum is at a crossroads. Be there for them, Taurus, but watch your step. It is their life, not yours. Motivation at work comes from an unlikely source.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Some goals take longer to reach than others. Be patient, Gemini, and that which you seek will come. A convoluted message misses the mark.CancerJune 22 July 22 An article inspires you to do more with less. Mother Nature approves! Spread the word, Cancer. A casual conversation at home proves insightful.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Victory will be yours, if you let it, Leo. A chance meeting with an acquaintance provides the impetus you need to complete a project.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Painstaking efforts to enhance the quality of a piece and still meet the deadline reap many rewards. A senior offers sage advice. Listen closely, Virgo.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Give of yourself freely, Libra, and others will be inspired. A fashion trend begs to be followed. Personal troubles ease with the insight of a youngster.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Face it, Scorpio. Youre not one for criticism. That all changes this week when you are forced to speak up and let others know what you really think.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Drat, Sagittarius. Just when you thought you had cleared your desk, something else pops up. Get a move on and dont be afraid to ask for help.

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Entertainment 3B Beacon, January 2, 2014 starting atand up4pm-close Weekdays 2-5pm only Weekends 11am-5pmJoin usFor Prime Rib Thursdays Chicken Parmesan Island Chicken Coco-Loco Chicken Nutty Tilapia Coconut Tilapia Stuffed Tilapia A-U-C-E Fish & ChipsLobster ManiaEvery Wednesday FREE Cup of SoupCrab Corn Chowder New England Clam Chowder Lobster BisqueWith purchase of any entre. 1 coupon per person visit. Not valid with any other offers. Coupon expires 1/19/14 6 Flavors to choose from Exp. 1/19/14. With purchase of an entre. One per customer/ visit not to be combined with any other offer. Happy Hour Drinks from$275 MARGARITA!$5 OFFMarket PriceCHECK OUTthe Locals NEW Favorite Casual Seafood Restaurant!776 Missouri Ave. N., Largo 727.584.5888Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm www.roosterfishgrill.com S S All Day MondayAll You Can EatFish & ChipsEvery Day 2-5pm $899$799 010214 Daily Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 to 10pm,Fri., 11:30-11pm Sat., Noon -11pm,Sun., Noon-10pm9015 Park Blvd., Seminole at Park Place CenterEARLY BIRD SPECIAL 4 TO 6 PM5 Entrees incl. egg roll, soup, fried riceFREE Glass of Wine per Dinner$875CHINESE CUISINERestaurant & Cocktail LoungeFull Dinner Menu 7 Days Major Credit Cards Accepted011013 Order to Take-Out Lunch eon Buff et$725Sat. & Sun. Buff et 12-3pm$875391-8393 Since 1985 082913 121213 Greek Salad for one $5.95 A meal in itself! For Lamb Lovers RESTAURANTCELEBRATING31YEARS! Winner in 4 Categories#1 Greek Restaurant #1 Appetizers #1 Vegetarian Selection #1 Healthiest MealServing LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY SaganakiOpa! Tirosalata Zesty Feta Cheese Spread Stuffed Grape Leaves Hand Rolled Homemade Spinach & Cheese Pie Sauteed Eggplant Cutlets Felafel (Vegetarian Burger) Gyro Pita Ribeye Steak & Cheese N.Y. Style Pastrami N.Y. Style Corned Beef White Albacore Tuna Salad Parmesan Dishes Pita Bread Sandwiches Toasted Oven Subs Greek, Chef & Antipasto Salads Roast Leg of Lamb (Choice) Lamb Shank Moussaka Pastitso Belly Dancing Every Saturday 6:45pm & 7:45pm No Cover No Minimum Shish Kebob (Filet Mignon) Greek Style Oven Baked Chicken Shrimp Mediterranean Shrimp Myconos Shrimp Scampi Santorini Gulf Grouper Broiled Salmon Baby Clams over Linguine Athene w/Artichokes & Mushrooms Unique Greek Combination Platters Pasta Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Homemade Soup Greek Salads Served w/just about EVERYTHING Desserts and much more.010214 Voted Best Greek Restaurant Voted Best Greek Restaurant5 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice 5 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice In the Tampa Bay Area In the Tampa Bay AreaVoted Best Greek Restaurant6 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice In the Tampa Bay Area Winner in 4 Categories#1 Greek Restaurant #1 Appetizers #1 Vegetarian Selection #1 Healthiest Meal 9531 Bay Pines Blvd.Hours: Mon.-Thurs 9am-9pm Fri.-Sat. 9am-10pm Sun. 9am-7pm727.394.PIPO (7476)Place your order online at www.pipos1979.com NOW HIRING!Not valid with any other offers. Buy 1 Entree, Get the 2nd at HALF PriceOf Equal or Lesser Value. With Purchase of 2 Drinks. Dine-in Only. Expires January 14, 2014Lunch or Dinner010214 HALF OFF Serving Beer & Wine We Can Cater All Your Events! 5 Minutes From Beaches8556 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL727-498-8787Seminoles Only Ladies & Gentlemens Club @ Treasure Chest Cabaret Full Liquor Bar Premium & Top Shelf Liquors Happy Hour No Cover Noon 7pm $2 Beers Power Hour Every Night 8 9pm $1 Cocktails $2 Longnecks $3 Grey Goose Hottest Girls In Tampa Bay! Lavish Private V.I.P. Suites FREE Admission with this AD!010214 By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. The second annual Sunshine Music and Blues Festival will take place Sunday, Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m., at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $49.50. For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com. For information, visit www.sunshinemusi candblues.com. This year the festival headliner will be the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The stellar lineup also will feature performances by JJ Grey, Galactic, Leon Russell, Acoustic Hot Tuna, Stanley Clarke, The Ringers featuring Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe, Bobby Lee Rogers and Oli Brown. The festival also will include craft beers and food. Blast Friday, Clearwaters free, family-friendly street festival, will feature a performance by Pure Prairie League on Friday, Jan. 31, in the Cleveland Street District. The street festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Supported by the city of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road, Blast Friday hosts 10 events per year bringing more than 40,000 people to downtown Clearwater. A limited number of VIP tickets are available priced at $25. The VIP package includes a general admission ticket in the reservedMusic sceneJanuary concert lineup includes Eddie Money, Tony Orlando, B.B. King, Victor Wooten, Willie Nelsonseating section directly in front of the stage, one free beer and a free slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza from Tonys Pizzeria. VIP tickets are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket office, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. When Pure Prairie League formed in the late 1960s, no one had put a label on the music they played. Although the band drew heavily from 1960s rock, the group added a heavy dose of country and high-flying harmony that gave it a unique sound soon to be known as country-rock. Pure Prairie League, along with groups like the Eagles, reached mainstream radio listeners by the mid-1970s, as singles like Amie climbed the Billboard charts. Pure Prairie League continued to record, tour, and place singles on the charts.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Capitol Theatre B.B. King, Thursday, Jan. 2, 8 p.m. Katharine McPhee, Saturday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Leo Kottke, Sunday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Queensryche, Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. Chris Botti, Saturday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Eddie Money, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Manhattan Transfer, Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. Don Williams, Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Shawn Colvin, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Monday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Keb Mo, Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Jake Shimabukuro, Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Jannus Live Falling in Reverse, Friday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 5650550 or visit www.jannuslive .com.Largo Cultural Center Victor Wooten, Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m. The Four Freshmen, Saturday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Monday Monday, a tribute to the Mamas & the Papas; Monday, Jan. 13, 2 and 7 p.m. Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 Sylhh 8.0, Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: Bravo Beethoven; Saturday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Musicians in the Spotlight; Thursday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. The Florida Orchestra: Bond & Beyond; Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Bartok & Brahms; Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Qristina & Quinn Bachand, Saturday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m. The Calidore String Quartet, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. Kenny Vance and the Planotones: Doo Wop Downtown, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. Nicki Parrott and Rossano Sportiello, Thursday, Jan. 9 7:30 p.m. Selwyn Birchwood Band, Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. The Wailers, Saturday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Southern Hospitality, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, 8 p.m. Roy Book Binder Trio, Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.The Ritz Ybor Blackberry Smoke, Thursday, Jan. 9, 8 p.m. AFI, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Amon Amarth, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Disclosure, Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Neil Sedaka, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m. Steve Lippia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Bravo Beethoven; Sunday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. Moscow City Symphony, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. ABBA the Concert, Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. See MUSIC SCENE, page 4B

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4B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, January 2, 2014 Monday Dance 1:30-4:30pm w/Bobby Tess Friday, January 3 Just Us Saturday, January 4 Ray Curtiss Sunday, January 5 3-6pm Acy Brek New Years Eve FREE Food 6-7:30 & Dance w/Double M 8:30 till? FRIDAY FISH FRY 4:30-7pm $7 Fried, blackened, grilled, with fries, slaw & dinner roll Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Sat. & Sun. Cookout & Tiki Bar 1-5pm 1st Sun. of the month Breakfast 8am-11am 1st Tuesday Spaghetti Dinner 5pm-7pmThe Friendliest Post in Seminole!Dining Room Open to the PublicLegion Membership Required For Alcohol 010214 GOLFSPECIAL18 HOLESMake Tee Times on line baypointegolf.net 9399 Commodore Dr., Seminole595-2095SANDWEDGE FOOD & SPIRITS18 Hole Par 61$18 WALK $25 RIDEEVERYDAY$15 WALK $22 RIDEAFTER 1:30 PM112813 SEMINOLEBONELESSWINGSNLB LIVEVIA SATELLITE HAPPYHOURMON.-SAT. 4-7 Every Tue. 6-8pmMAGICIANWatch College & Pro Football Games LUNCH COUPON11am-4pm Mon.-Fri. onlyBuy One Get One of equal or lesser value1/2 OFFDoes not include Lunch Specials Menu. With the purchase of two beverages. Includes: sandwiches, salads, wraps, & baskets only. Does not include combos and specials. Dine-in only. TOTAL TAB SPECIAL$300OFF $1500or more$500OFF $2500or moreExcluding alcohol, tax & Happy Hour 10799 PARKBLVD., SEMINOLE010214Here on Sat., Sun. & Mon. Nights Doors open at 11:00, Early Bird games begin at NoonBright, clean, friendly environment!! Prices for paper packs are low!! Prizes are high!!Free donut and coffee with entry! Every Wednesday.CHAPEL ON THE HILL, UCC12601 Park Blvd. in Seminole727-391-2919 www.coth.org Lunch available010313Chapel Bingo Tickets Start at $15 010214 101713 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach727-595-1320 www.jdsrestaurant.com Restaurant & LoungeCasual Waterfront Dining on the Intracoastal $1 Tacos & Hot Dogs THURSDAY Chicken Wings Specials SUNDAY $6.75 HAPPY HOUR 8AM-6PM CHEAP DRINKSLIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY DAY INSIDE & OUTSIDECelebrating28 Years! TUESDAYCustomer Appreciation Early Birds ALL DAY & NIGHTExp. 1/9/14NOON 6pmWith Purchase of Drink. In Lounge Only. Exp. 1/9/14With Purchase of Drink. Dine in only. Exp. 1/9/14And Under! Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETS 010214SUNDAY January 5 Red 1-5pm Don & Suzy 6-10pmSATURDAY January 4 Joel & Dakota(Father & Son Act)1-5pm Act III Motown 6-10pmFRIDAY January 3 Jelvis 1-5pm Cristi Valle 6-10pm tric Light Orchestra former members, Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Kettle of Fish, Saturday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m. MarchFourth Marching Band, Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. Paul Geremia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Tab Benoit, Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skip perssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Les Claypools Duo De Twang, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. The Machine, Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. Against Me, Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Sevendust, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 8953045 or visit www.statethe atreconcerts.com. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Florida Orchestra: Bravo Beethoven; Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Bond & Beyond; Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Bartok & Brahms; Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.Tampa Bay Times Forum Billy Joel, Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com.TS Performing Arts Center Tom Rush, Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. Vox Audio, Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Amernet String Quartet, Sunday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m. Cherish the Ladies, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. The center is at 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.For more music and concert information, visit TBNweekly.com. Tony Orlando, Sunday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Bond & Beyond; Sunday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. Tribute to Pavarotti, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Bartok & Brahms; Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Glenn Miller Orchestra, Monday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. Willie Nelson and Family, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. The Orchestra starring ElecMUSIC SCENE, from page 3BPhoto courtesy of SKYLINE MUSICPure Prairie League plays the Blast Friday festival on Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of INTERNATIONAL MUSIC NETWORKCherish the Ladies plays Jan. 31 at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Telling our readers about local business since 1977. Phone Don Minie at727-409-5252or email minie408@gmail.com Dr. Shapiro received undergraduate education at Williams College in Williamstown, MA and graduated with honors in biology. He received his MD at Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston and completed surgical training at Yale New Haven Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He also served in the Army for 2 years. For nearly 40 years he has devoted himself to the practice and instruction of medicine and surgery. Recently retired as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida, he continues as Clinical Professor at USF. He has chosen to return to private practice at the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida. As a board certified surgeon he is able to treat all hemorrhoids and other perianal disorders as well, and uses the Ultroid procedure as a painless, effective office treatment for internal hemorrhoids. We believe that a man is the product of where he has been and urge you to learn more by visiting www.hdtreatment.com or call: 727-724-4279.Tampa Area Hemorrhoid Doctor-David H. Shapiro, MD. Brings Experienced, Profes-sional, and Compassionate Care to the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida.010214Dr. Shapiro has devoted himself to the practice and instruction of medicine and surgery. We invite you to follow his journey.Gulfstream Marine Servicescan assist you with all of your boating electronic needs. We like to recommend local family businesses and this is a good one! Gulf Marine Services has been in the Reischmann family for over 35 years and over that time Susan Reischmann and Phil Baskett have built a tradition of excellent customer service. They enjoy a working relationship with all of the major boat yards and many dealerships, enabling them to meet and exceed all of your electronic boating needs. Whether you are outfitting a new boat, or refitting a used vessel, they can do it all. They specialize in creating a customized package to include sales and installation of all products from navigation, satellite TV & weather, autopilots, to alarm systems. Your satisfaction is guaranteed when you call 727-546-5029 Visit www.gsmarine.com to see all that they can do. Call Gulfstream Marine Services for excellence in electronics, sales, installation & customer service.Sail or power, small boats or big yachts, new builds or refitting; they do it all!

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Classieds 5B Beacon, January 2, 2014 95. Property Mgmt. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 90. Waterfront Rentals 485. Help Wanted 5. R.E. Sales 20. Condo SalesMADEIRA BEACH Sea Towers, Waterfront, High Floor, 1BR/1BA, Completely Remodeled, Partially Furnished, +Carport. (727)546-0215, (727)512-3520. SEMINOLE GARDENS Extra large 1BR/1BA First Floor. End unit, extra windows. Screened Porch. Storage Closet. $37,900. Call Diane (727)410-6388. 35. Mobile Home Sales SEMINOLE. CLEAN? QUIET? CONVENIENT? EASY TO OWN? YES! 55+ Several Homes To Choose From. Starting At $2,500. Background Check Required, $60. Call Now! (727)393-0151 TWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. First Time Homebuyer Program*1-800-806-5154www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfaPrograms available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County062013 SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX1BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft. Nicely Updated, Waterview, 55+ New Listing $48,900 1BR/1BA, 704 sq. ft. Everything has been updated. Great View! $38,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com121213 145. Unfurnished HousesLARGO: NEAR BEACH 3BR/2BA/2CG, Screened Porch, Fireplace. $1,250/Month +1st, Last, Security. Lawn Maintenance Included. (727)593-9773 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 914SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, Updated Kitchen. $700/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 LARGO, CORNER UNIT 2BR/2BA, Great Location. All Amenities, No Pets/ Smoking. $850/Per Month. Year Lease Plus Deposit. Seasonal $1,200/Month. (727)481-8891 160. Unfurnished CondosNEW ATLANTIS CLUB 2BR/1BA First Floor, New Carpeting, Freshly Painted. Walk To Shopping. No Pets. $750/Mo. Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508. www.ShipwatchRealty.com SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU, Renovated Modern Condo. 1BR/1BA, Florida Room W/Murphy Bed. 800SF, 2nd Floor. 55+, Gated community. Many amenities. Resort Style Living! $750/Month. (727)385-7718. 170. Furnished Apts.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $179/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN Studio Apartment, $175/Wkly. Room, $90/Wkly. Clean & Affordable. Free Utilities. Call Or Click 586-2412.com SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. Winter Rentals; 1BR Deluxe & 2BR/2BA. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFSDeluxe 1 & 2 Bedrooms,1st & 2nd Floor. Overlooking Non-smoking Center Courtyard w/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr.Call for Info (727)585-2161.DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER Unfurnished Efficiency. Close To Bus Terminal. $425/Mo. Call Bob, (727)515-0994. BELLEAIR BLUFFS Great Quiet Location. Ranch Style, Unfurnished 2BR/1BA, No Traffic Cul-de-Sac. $825/Mo. Neg. (412)741-6339. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs January rates starting at $395/week +tax. February through Easter Staring at $595/week. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Furnished, Large 2BR/2BA. Pool, Annual. $2,200/Month. Under Ground Parking. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. START THE NEW YEAR IN A NEW HOME!2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom 2nd floor apartment From $865/month Includes water/sewer & trash. Pet friendly. Call Imperial Palms Today! (727)585-3723 www.imperialpalms.com 010214 SAND KEY CONDO Best Location On Intracoastal. Walk To Beach. 2BR/2BA Unfurnished. New Appliances, Remodeled. W/D. Nonsmoking. $1,750/Mo. Annual. (727)593-0644. SEA TOWERS Lexington Bldg 7th Floor 2BR/2BA, Million Dollar View Totally Renovated. w/Hardwood Floors. Available 2/1/14, Full-Time/ Seasonal Donna (508)326-6097 Lee (727)391-3900 REDINGTON SHORES 3BR/2BA, 1,581 sq ft Overlooking the Gulf. Pet Friendly. Best Pool in the Area, and the Beach is your Backyard! $1,850/Month. Serious inquiries E-mail: lpage@glassratner.com 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. CLEARWATER, GARDEN LEVEL, 2BR/2BA, Waterfront/ Resort Style Condo. Overlooking Tampa Bay, 55+ Community w/Clubhouse, Pool. Fully Furnished. $1,400/Mo. 3 Month Minimum. (781)985-0559. JodyAvtges@gmail.com CLEARWATER MOBILE HOME On Tampa Bay Canal, 2BR/1.5BA, Sunroom. $1,500/Mo. January Through April. (727)463-5152. 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. ROOMMATE WANTED Redington Beach. Unfurnished. Smoker, Non-drinker OK. MUST Have Job, Car, Drivers License. $400/Month. (727)253-2317 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY For Retail/ Service/ Office. High Traffic Visibility In Great Location Of Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. Perfect For Dog Grooming, Massage, Nails, Yoga, Etc, Etc. Use Your Creativity! Approx. 1,300SF. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. Also Has A 2BR/1BA Apt. On Property To Oversee Your Business If Desired. Must See! Only $1,245/Mo. Call (727)224-8690. 345. Lost & FoundLOST BIRD: African Grey parrot, with red tail and red band on leg. Responds to Emma. Last seen 12/23, vicinity of Perth Dr. in Largo (between Belcher & Starkey Rds.) Owner heartbroken. Large REWARD. (727)239-6268. 355. AdoptionARE 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. Call/ Text 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 435. Adult Care & Svcs.DO YOU NEED A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER?Im Available Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Have Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)365-2386. 472. Wedding ServicesHoliday Inn Harbourside From intimate Destination Weddings for two to gala affairs for 200 www.HIHarbourside.com (727)595-9484 BAYPOINTE GOLF COURSE Scenic Room, Perfect For Venues Up To 130. www.BaypointeGolfCourse.com (727)593-3900, (727)595-2095. Hungry For Results? Try Our Classieds! 397-5563 MISCELLANEOUS 485. Help WantedRESIDENT 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 send resume to Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP SERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. P-T multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL.CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Noon Monday Call 397-5563 EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 THE BARRINGTON ESTATES Is Currently Seeking The Following: Resident Care Aide, Servers, Housekeeper And Experienced Sales Counselor. Apply in Person At 901 Seminole Blvd, 33770 Or Fax Resume To (727)586-1347. CERTIFIED MED TECH Needed ASAP. 3rd Shift 11pm-7am. Must have past Level II Background Check. 1/Year Experience Preferred. Contact office (727)586-1969 PRINTING OPERATORS NEEDED PrimeNet is a fast growing, Direct Marketing Service Organization in Largo. We currently have FT/ PT openings available in; Offset and Digital Printing, and Machine Operators. Experience a plus, but we can train. Send resume to HR@primenet.com Experienced Energy Reps Work for the #1 Room in the Market Place! (Clearwater FL) Come find out for yourself why our agents make this room the best place to work! We buy leads constantly! $20 per deal! Guaranteed Minimum of $400 per week or your commissions whatever is greater! Limited space available so call or stop by now to secure your space on the team! If you are tired of how little money you are making at your current room come and check us out! Level2Direct LLC A Level Above (727)216-7491 SECURITY GUARD Pinecrest Place retirement community, located in Largo, has an opening for a P/T Security Guard, 2pm-10pm, including weekends and holidays. Greets and monitors visitors and residents coming and going from the building. Monitors per established schedules emergency and safety equipment; assist residents & family members with minor maintenance issues patrols property; answers phone lines and dispatches calls; completes appropriate forms as required. We are looking for a dependable, experienced candidate that has great customer service skills and a desire to serve. Please send resume to: Margaret.kristall@brookdaleliving.co m or fax to (727)581-8409. Apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. CAREGIVER NEEDED Live In CNA, 7am Thursday To 7am Saturday. ADL, Dementia Care For 125lb non-weight-bearing man. Waterfront, Madeira Beach. (352)542-2562. Leave Message. PART-TIME DRIVER WANTED FOR BUSY FAMILY Starting Jan. 6, 2014. Vehicle provided. CLEAN DRIVING RECORD, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, 3 REFERENCES REQUIRED. $10/hour / Pick up: 3PM, M-F Basic computer skills a plus. Leave message: (727)686-7777 APPOINTMENT SETTERS/ TELEMARKETERSMust 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. CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ TBNweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted Calling All Classified Advertisers! ARTICLES SELLING FOR: $101 $500 $501 $2,000 $2,001 $10,000ADVERTISE FOR: $8 $10 $14 Call 727-397-5563Sell Your Unwanted Item For Less! NEED VACATION CASH? Easy! Sell your Items In the Classieds!397-5563 CHECK YOUR ADS THE FIRST DAYIn the event of error in any advertising, this publication will not be nancially responsible beyond the cost of the advertisement in which the error appears. For advertisement scheduled to run more than one time, this publication will not issue credit for errors beyond the rst publication week. Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertising copy deemed by the Publisher as objectionable in any sense and to change the classication from that ordered to conform to the policy of the publisher. Let us help you with your advertising needs. Call today! 397-5563Classieds 5B

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6B Professional Services Beacon, January 2, 2014 PROFESSIONALSERVICES We offer stress-free pet sitting in the comfort of your own home. Let our professional staff give your pets plenty of love and attention while youre away! Where your pets are treated like familyInsured, bonded and NAPPS certified. Reasonable rates!121213E To Place An Ad Call 397-5563 Fax 399-204224 Hour Classieds www.tbnweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon 525. Medical Help 485. Help Wanted 535. Business Opportunities 660. Wanted to Buy 885. Autos Wanted 885. Autos Wanted PART-TIME CNAS Pinecrest Place, an upscale retirement community located in Largo is seeking PT CNAs for our Personalized Living Home Healthcare office. The position requires candidates to assist residents with ADLs based on their individualized plan of care. Escort residents to Dr. appointment; possess excellent customer service skills; able to communicate effectively with resident, visitors, members of health care team. Must be flexible with hours available to include weekend & holidays as required by resident needs. Candidates can apply in person at Pinecrest Place, 1150 8th Ave. SW; Largo, FL 33770 or fax resume to (727)581-8409. Drug free workplace; EOE; Must have valid CNA certification 505. Part-Time HelpLPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, Weekends Only 2pm-10pm. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. 515. Hospitality HelpLAUNDRY, PREP COOK, Line Cook, Maintenance w/Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Experience & Night Security. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. CNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business Opportunities Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 522. CareersLOVE DOGS? Go to work and fall in love. Academyofanimalarts.com Enrolling now! (866)517-9546 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 597. Coins & StampsCOIN SPECIAL! Indian Head Pennies, Buffalo Nickels, V Nickels, .98 Each. Silver Certificates, $1.98. Buying Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Old Comic Books. Buy/ Sell/ Trade. (727)967-1482 600. MerchandiseCARPET INSTALLER HAS Unused carpet various sizes, colors. Also boxes of laminate. Save $$$ (727)535-8286. CHRISTMAS YARD ORNAMENTS Train Set, Little Racing Car, Christmas Presents. $50 For All. (727)581-0319. 640. FurnitureGLASS TOP TABLE 6 Chairs On Casters, 4 Stools. Paid $1,500+. Asking $550. (727)238-8873. LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME?If you are looking to make some extra cash, the Times is looking for you. We are searching for independent distributors to sell and deliver our newspapers to stores and news racks during early morning hours. Must be able to pass background and credit check. We currently have business opportunities inPinellas CountyIf youre interested in managing your own business we invite you to contact us to learn more.CALL 1-866-396-5585 TODAY 121913 CASH PAID BY NEW ENGLAND Collector for Quality Old Items. Dishes, Books, Dolls, Paintings, Watches, Cameras, Coins, Stamps. Dave (207)649-9130. 700. Pets & AnimalsCHRISTMAS BABIES! Chihuahua/ Yorkie, One Tea Cup Female, $200. One Male, $150. HURRY! (727)595-0727. 815. Classic CarsCHEVY 1986 MONTE CARLO 78K Miles, Perfect Mechanically Inside & Out, Original Owner, Mint Condition, $5,995. Call (727)738-4454. 827. Auto RepairPower Window & Lock Repair Licensed, Mobile, Guaranteed. Free Estimates. (727)322-3050 AllPowerAuto.com Jim Sailor 830. Van & SUV SalesDODGE 2013 GRAND CARAVAN Wheelchair Van With 10 Lowered Floor, Ramp & Tie Downs. For More Info Please Call Ben At (727)644-6101. CALL EARLY TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will Pay More Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. Harold Corey, Auto Borker(727)595-9393WE BUY CARS Any Condition, New, Old or Junk. No Title & Liens OK! (813)418-7927 or (727)493-5302 090513-2 The Good, The Bad The UglyCall Now727-400-1910 Got a Car You Wanna Sell022113 ALL AUTOS WANTED With or without title. Any condition, make, year or model. We pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. (813)516-0847, (727)495-3516. $400 & Up Minimum Guaranteed for Junk Vehicles, State Approved Disposal. Serving Pinellas 25 Years. (727)458-3721, (727)564-0831 MIN. $400 CASH For Junk Cars & Trucks In Pinellas Cty. Top $ Paid. All Tampa Bay. State Approved Disposal Site. Free Tow. (727)710-1702.Your Best Buys Can Be Found In the Classieds!! AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLINGRUNNING OR NOT, TITLE OR NO TITLE MON. SUN. 9AM 9PM FREE TOW 24/7 SE HABLA ESPAOL(727)286-3209www.WBCFast.com112113WE PAY $400 TO $6,000 CASH! 910. Boat SlipsWET SLIPS FOR RENTFrom 25-55. Sail Or Power. Easy Access To Gulf. Madeira Beach. Ample Parking $7.55/ Foot (727)641-6465. TOMS SPECIALIZED MARINE LLC Yamaha and Mercury Outboard Repair & Repowering. Custom Electronics & Rigging. Winterizing & Seasonal Service. Authorized LandnSea Distributor. Reasonable Rates. (727)744-4352 975. Garage-Yard SalesCHAPEL TREASURES! 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. coth@coth.org St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church. The Newly Expanded Famous Thrift Shop! Every Wed. & Sat. 9AM-2PM. 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole. 727)397-3312. Cabinets AC & Heating Ceramic Tile Computer Services Draperies Electrical Handyman$19 Service Special! AC/ Heating Tune-Ups, Repairs, Duct Work and Installs. Same Day Service! Credit Cards Accepted! Licensed/ Insured CAC1817421 velocityairconditioning.com (727)768-7882 HALES A/C SERVICE, INC. Reliable, Same-Day Service On All Brands. Free Estimate on Replacement. (727)398-5515. #CAC055503. www.halesac.com AC & HEATING REPAIR SPECIALIST UV LIGHTS, MOBILE HOMES, DUCT WORK, SALES, SERVICE, INSTALLATIONS. IHKSERVICES.COM LIC#CAC057961, INSURED. (727)487-4223 Appliance RepairLORICCOS APPLIANCE SVC. Repairs On All Major Appliances & Gas Appliances. $20 Off w/Ad. (727)393-2774 CabinetsWE BEAT HOME-CENTER PRICES 38/Years. Made in our shop. Reface, Repaint, Replace. (727)536-0859, (727)504-0953 Lic#C9362. www.cometcabinetsinc.com SALES SERVICE REPAIRSNo Overtime (7:30am-7:30pm) Except Sundays & HolidaysREFER A FRIEND PROGRAMSOLAR POWERED ATTIC FANSDRYER VENT CLEANING & REPLACEMENTFREE SECOND OPINIONS & ESTIMATES TO REPLACEDUCT TESTING, REPAIR, & REPLACEMENTLOAD CALCULATIONS FOR PROPER SIZING TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH A/C YOU REALLY NEEDATTIC INSULATIONwww.AirFlo-ErwoodAC.comCAC1816535 (727)528-1227 100313 ALL WOOD CABINETS, Countertops. Reface/Replace. Free Estimates, Computer Design. 30 Yrs. #C-9055. (727)365-2358. MC/Visa/Discover. Kustom Kitchen, Inc. www.KustomKitchen.net Carpet Cleaning LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM & Hallway, $65. Also Furniture Cleaning. Carpet Stretching $50/Hr. (727)644-5848, (727)545-3855. CELTIC CARPET CLEANING $99 Whole House Deep Clean! No Hidden Charges! Snowbird Discount. Family Owned & Operated. Call (727)290-7326. CARTERS CARPET & UPHOLSTERY 7-Rooms $109.95 5-Rooms 79.95 3-Rooms $59.95 Carpets Pre-Treated, Sofa & Loveseat $69.95, Tile & Grout .34/SF. No Hidden Fees!! Quality, Affordable Work. Truck-Mounted. Deep Cleaned. Bonded & Insured. (813)787-3920, (727)642-7365 Carpet RepairCARPET REPAIRS BY TOM Over 30-Years Exp. In Pinellas. Installation Available. Free Est. (727)599-1135 (727)588-1591 Carpet SalesQUALITY CARPET Repairs, Re-stretches. Wood Laminate, Carpet, Tile. Sales/ Service. Credit-Cards Accepted. 20-Years Experience. (727)527-1359. CARPET CLEANING DIVISION, (727)527-1088. Ceilings QUALITY CEILING REFINISHING, INC.Popcorn RemovalCracked CeilingsPlaster/Drywall RepairWater Damage RepairOutdoor CeilingsJob completed in one day with no mess! 100% FinancingLic. #CRC-1326471Bonded, Insured, Free Est.(727)446-3550Established 1979072513 Ceramic Life-Style, Inc. HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM Low, Low Prices! Repairs, New Installations. #C5760. WHY WAIT? Visa/MC. (727)399-0770 WT TILE SPECIALIZING IN Bathroom Rnovations, Custom Showers, Floor Tile, Quality Workmanship, Affordable, Reliable, Clean. (727)433-4988. Lic#6368. Cleaning/JanitorialFREE ESTIMATES. If CLEAN Is What You Want, CLEAN Is What You Get, When You Call Georgette. (727)391-7866. AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates Superior Cleaning. Residential, foreclosures, move-in/ out. Honest, professional, experienced. References/ Insured (727)565-9280. Husband & Wife Cleaning Team Homes, Offices, Motels, Vacation Rentals. Quality Guaranteed. Bonded, References. (727)403-8051. EXPERIENCED & HARDWORKING Ill Clean Your Home Like No Other! References Upon Request. Sebastian, (570)878-7737, (727)474-5402. NORMA JEANNES CLEAN Hardworking Boston Gal Will Do A Wicked Good Job! Excellent References. (727)559-1550. PROFESSIONAL CLEANING General House Cleaning, New Construction Cleaning, After Hours Cleaning Available. Licensed, Insured. (727)692-8860. HOME CLEANING30 Years Exp. Licensed. Insured. References. Largo Resident Since 1990. Quality, Detailed, Fair Prices. Organizing Available. My Supplies (Mild Products Available).(727)460-0923 Computer ServicesMARK EVANS COMPUTERS 50+ New & Used Laptops & Desktop Computers in Stock with Warranty. Repairs & Custom builds. 14/Years in Business, Thousands of Happy Customers! Expert service and quick turnaround time. No problem we cant fix! www.markevanscomputers.com (727)395-0069, (727)455-8450 APPLE & PC SERVICE & REPAIRSVirus Removal and Wireless Setup Experts! Call Rafe, Clearwater (727)459-3125 www.aaacomputerdoctor.com ST. PETE COMPUTERS 9150 49th Street N, Pinellas Park (727)490-7664 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. We Buy Broken Laptops ConcreteCONCRETE N BLOCKDMQ Group. State-Certified Contractor, #CGC036131. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. Since 1980. (727)637-5419, (727)393-7697. Complete Concrete, Block, Stucco & Paver Work, Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios. David Will, (727)459-9710. #C10222. MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc. 20+ Years Experience. Quality Service. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. #C-5640. Call (727)398-5160. Door RepairsPatio Door Repair Specialist I Get Them Sliding Again No Installations. Angies List 2007-2008, 2010-2012 Super Service Award! (727)733-4353. www.PatioDoorRepairInc.com 082213 CUSTOM DRAPERIES & Valances, Bedding, Cushions, Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours. Since 1981. (727)397-5708. SewFineCustomSewing.com DrywallBLEVINS DRYWALLNo Job Too Small! Water Damage, Ceilings, Texturing. Free Estimates. #C-7872/Ins. (727)638-4342 ElectricalAffordable Quality Work 24-Hour Service. Free Est. Senior Discount. #ER0009230 STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC (727)441-2788 GABRIEL ELECTRIC Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7 Emergency Service. LOW Rates!! Senior Discounts. Since 1986. Insured. #ER0010733. (727)442-0845 $25 OFF ELECTRIC WORK Same-Day Service www.ThetaElectric.com All Calls Answered. No Job Too Small! Lic/ Insured. EC13004626. Military/ Senior Discounts. (727)475-2923. HASENEY Electrical Services Best Rates in Area. 35-Years Experience. Present this ad for the 5% discount. Insured. VISA/MC. EC13001677. (727)441-8434 B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS We Have The Solution! All Electrical Repairs/Installs. Fuses to Breakers! Senior Discounts! #ER13012577. (727)512-4250. Garage DoorsFREE ESTIMATES! DOORS/ OPENERS Installations/ Repairs. I Fix It Or Its Free!! C-8821/Ins. Advanced Garage Door Services.(727)585-3525 GuttersBarnettAluminum.com Soffit, Fascia,Siding, Seamless Gutters, Screening, Patios, Awnings, Windows, Satisfaction Guaranteed. #C9302. Charles Barnett, Inc. (727)5282449. HandymanALL AROUND THE HOUSE! Insallations, Repairs, Since 1972. Lic. C-9055; Insured. Free Estimates. (727)365-2358. Kustom Kitchen, Inc, www.KustomKitchen.net Don Bolam Enterprises, Inc. Carpentry, Refacing, Repairs, Doors, Moldings, etc. 45 yrs. in Pinellas. (727)443-3811. CRC057276 HANDY DANDY OLD MAN For all your around-the-house maintenance needs. Residential/ Commercial. GMAN, (727)678-5136, Info. TRINITY GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, INC. Hillsborough/Pasco/Pinellas. We specialize In Garage Door Repair & Installation. Lifetime Warranty on Springs. Free Estimates. Bonded/Insured. Lic#GD13010. Lic#C-10827 (727)388-7898 102413 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. Shiett at 727-530-5521.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!051913 505. Part-Time Help 505. Part-Time Help What can you sell? ARTICLES SELLING FOR: $101 $500 $501 $2,000 $2,001 $10,000 ADVERTISE FOR: $8 $10 $14 SELL YOUR HOME IN THE CLASSIFIEDS. SPECIAL BY-OWNER RATES. CALL 397-5563 TODAY! Classified Deadlines: Line Ads: Monday Noon; Display: Friday 5PM Call Early! 397-5563YARD CLEAN-UPS Handyman, Property Maintenance, Trimming, Haul Away Junk, Gutter Cleaning, Reasonable Prices. (727)543-7066. RELIABLE HANDYMAN BILL 20-Years Experience. Free Estimates. No Job Too Small. $20 Off w/Ad. (727)687-4565 Experienced, Reliable Handyman Services. Inside/ Outside Home Repairs & Maintenance. Senior Discount. Free Estimate. (727)698-3938. HaulingCHOOSE 1-800-GOT JUNK? Floridas Largest Junk Removal Service. Homeowners, Contractors, Realtors and Property Managers. Get rid of unwanted items effortlessly. BILLYS HAULING Small Jobs OK. Yard/ Garage Clean-Outs, Small Repairs. Available 7 Days/Week. (727)393-7567 (727)644-6037 HAULING BY DOUG Clean Out Houses, Garages, Debris, Etc. Reasonable Rates. Call Doug, (727)743-3130. Home ImprovementBETZ BUILDING Contractors, Inc. All Phases Of Work. 35-Yrs. Local Experience. I-CGC036272 (727)384-0347 (727)644-8847 J&K REMODELING CO. Quality Remodels, Windows, Doors, Kitchens & Bathrooms. Free Estimates! CBC1253003 VISA/MC (727)798-8772 (727)798-8775 Best Handyman In Town!Very Pleasant, Friendly, Cooperative & Most Of All, Best Job, Guaranteed! No Job Too Small, We Do It All, Just Call! (727)433-0604 072513 We can take care of all your remodeling and cons truction needs .20-yea r s experience. C a ll toda y for a Free Q u ote.(727) 461-3 500Licens ed/Insured CGC1520909 0418 1 3 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-6699777. 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Professional Services 7B Beacon, January 2, 2014 NEW CONSTRUCTION *Remodel *Repair & *Handyman Services (727)399-7991. Building Contractor, CBC1258212 XENN CONSTRUCTION LLC LandscapingLANDSCAPING YOU CAN Afford. Stone Patios, Palms, Planting, Sodding, Clean-ups, Tree/Palm, Hedge Trimming, Stump-grinding, Xeriscaping. (727)319-8195. Lawn Maintenance, Landscaping, Sod, Clean-ups. Commercial/ Residential, Licensed/ Insured. Free Estimates. (727)415-4684BEST LANDSCAPE Design/ build. Plants, trees, sod and repairs. No job too small. 35/years experience. (727)638-9002 THIRD DAY LANDSCAPING Lawn Maintenance, Landscaping Enhancements, Irrigation Inspection, Horticultural Services. Free Estimates. Tim, (727)480-6453. Lawn CareA LAWN SERVICE YOU CAN AFFORD! From $65/Mo. Hedge, Tree, Palm Trimming, Leaf Raking, Clean-Ups. (727)319-8195. BEST PRICE LAWN SERVICE Mow, Edge, Trim, Property Maintenance. Free Estimates Lic/Ins. Call Kirk (727)403-8643. 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