VIEWPOINTS Debra SaundersFormer CIA chief speaks out on leaks.... Page 11A. Features Classi eds . . . . . . . . .12-15B Community . . . . . . . . . . .4A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . 9A, 13A Pets of the week . . . . . . . . .6B Seminole . . . . . . . 6A, 8A, 10A The Beaches. . . . . . . 3A, 5A, 12A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .11ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising Madeira water getting betterWater samples taken from Boca Ciega Bay and other Madeira Beach waterways reveal the water quality is improving. That assessment was given by Joe Thames, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System coordinator for Pinellas County, at a special City Commission meeting on Dec. 19. ... Page 3A.TI targets more turtle-friendly lightsCity commissioners passed a resolution Dec. 19 requesting the Florida Department of Transportation to grant a lighting variance to Gulf Boulevard, allowing for the installation of more turtle-friendly amber LED streetlights. ... Page 3A. THE BEACHES SEMINOLE Decorations honor woman's memoryTwenty- ve years ago, Seminole resident Ruby Dow passed away. Her husband, Eddie Dow, was so impressed by his wife's care from Suncoast Hospice at their own home in her final days that he decided to honor her memory by raising money for the organization. That year, Dow was joined by a handful of homeowners in his neighborhood, Lake Park Estates, in decorating their homes for the Christmas holidays. With their houses resplendent in festive lights and holiday lawn dÂŽcor, they set up a donation box on their block for those who came to admire their efforts. ... Page 8A.Fire Rescue plans open house eventSeminole Fire Rescue will conduct an open house Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N. Scheduled activities include learning how re ghters use a re hose, re safety exhibits, tours of the re station, interactive games and a display of contemporary and vintage re trucks. ... Page 10A. OUTDOORS Options abound entering JanuaryColumnist Tyson Wallerstein says as we enter January, water temperatures are holding in the low 70s. For the most part, sh remain active, bait can still be found and whether you sh inshore or offshore, there are plenty of options. See Fish Tales. ... Page 13A. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the Moody Blues are also among the lineup ... See page 4B.Johnny Mathis leads long list of January concerts in Pinellas Volume 39, No. 44 December 28, 2017 www.TBNweekly.com 2017 Year in Review Pinellas County ends 2017 on a celebratory note By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersA show of faith with voters overwhelming approving 10 more years of Penny for Pinellas along with a successful test of the county's emergency response system during Hurricane Irma has county leaders thankful that 2017 is ending with a positive trend. Nearly 83 percent of the county's registered voters said yes Nov. 7 to the referendum question to extend the 1-percent infrastructure sales tax, better known as Penny for Pinellas. A lot had been riding on the election. The renewal extends the Penny for 10 years, from 2020-2030, and is expected to bring in $2 billion to fund long-term capital improvement projects in the county as its 24 municipalities. After the vote, Commissioner Ken Welch expressed his thanks. "Tonight, Pinellas voters affirmed the value of the Penny for Pinellas and made a strong commitment to a safe and sustainable community for years to come," he said. Voters first approved the Penny for Pinellas in 1989 and have subsequently renewed it three times to continue funding for countywide projects. Penny money pays for about 70 percent of the cost of the county's governmental capital projects. Some of the countywide projects planned for the years 2020-2030 include: North County, which includes Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar. East Lake Library expansion. Dunedin Causeway Bridge. Beckett Bridge replacement projects. Flood control projects in Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and other areas. Road enhancements, including East Lake Road, Forest Lakes Boulevard, Anclote Road and others. Wall Springs Park expansion. Mid County, which includes Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, Belleair and Belleair Bluffs. Belcher Road/Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard intersection project. Road enhancement projects, including Starkey Road, 102nd Avenue and 126th Avenue. Seminole youth sports facilities Stormwater/drainage enhancements across the community. County park facility infrastructure Animal Services facility upgrades. South County, which includes St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, South Pasadena and Kenneth City. Lealman recreation center. Lealman ood prevention projects. Joe's Creek water quality projects. San Martin Boulevard Bridge replacement. Roadway enhancements to 22nd Avenue South, 62nd Avenue North and other roads. Regional stormwater systems to prevent oodwater from entering the sewer system. Gulf Beaches Gulf Boulevard enhancement projects. Fort De Soto Visitor Center. Tierra Verde community center. Drainage/stormwater projects. Public safety equipment. In addition, the Penny will help fund construction of new trails to and between the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, Duke Energy Trail, Tri-County Trail and Coastto-Coast Trail, including gaps in a planned 70-mile loop around the county. County leaders also touted investments of Penny money into hurricane preparedness after Hurricane Irma passed by as a Category 2 on Sept. 1011. Widespread damage was reported throughout the county and tons of debris was left behind. See PINELLAS, page 4A The BeachesBy BOB McCLURE Tampa Bay NewspapersAs in past years, the beaches produced no shortage of news stories in 2017. Following are some of the headlines that made news during the year from Tierra Verde to Indian Shores. The beaches dodged a serious bullet when Hurricane Irma passed east of Pinellas County Sept. 11 with winds in excess of 95 mph. Minor damage was reported along the beaches but the major problem was the cleanup of debris that took upward of two months. A revised plan that significantly reduces the size of buildings in a major development proposed for the Madeira Beach gateway was approved by the city commission Jan. 10. The revised plan significantly reduces the size of four of the five buildings in the project. Two hotels and two condominium buildings will be downsized, while a low-rise marina building will have added space. The two hotels will be reduced in size from 11 stories to eight. One of the hotels will have a 20 percent reduction in rooms, from 180 to 148, with 10 condo units added to the top. The other large hotel is being reduced from 250 rooms to 168, a 30 percent reduction. About 40,000 square feet of retail space will front the property. Former Treasure Island Fire Chief Charles Fant died Jan. 15 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. Fant was a member of the Treasure Island Fire Department for 41 years and served as re chief for 30 years until his retirement in January 2012. Pressure from Madeira Beach residents resulted in another major development in the city being reduced in size and redesigned. A revised plan that features a signi cant downsizing of the Holiday Isle Marina, proposed for the Holton property on the Intracoastal Waterway at the foot of the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge, was presented at the Feb. 14 City Commission meeting. The number of buildings was reduced from the six approved in 2016 to two. A 122-room condo-hotel is now gone from the plan. The remaining 150room hotel was reduced from seven oors over two floors of parking to five floors over one parking oor. Residential condo units were reduced from 68 to 31 in one ve- oor building that is replacing three previous sevenand nine-story structures. A planned standalone restaurant will now be located in the hotel. A proposed marina will have 124 boat slips, which are 40 less than originally planned. In mid-March, Al Johnson was elected mayor of St. Pete Beach, defeating interim mayor Deborah Schechner and community activist John-Michael Fleig. Johnson's term runs through March 2020. The Treasure Island City Commission took on a new look in March when challenger Deborah Toth defeated longtime commissioner Phil Collins for the District 1 seat and Ralph Kennedy defeated Patrick Jeffares for the District 3 seat. Treasure Island leaders agreed in early See THE BEACHES, page 12A Photo courtesy of Powerboat P1 SuperStock USAThe third race of the Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA series made its Pinellas County debut June 17-18 off St. Pete Beach behind the Post Card Inn. Photo courtesy of CITY OF TREASURE ISLANDThe possibility of returning tolls to the Treasure Island Causeway continued to be a major topic in Treasure Island. SeminoleBy TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE One of the biggest stories of the year involves the loss of the Seminole Water Tower. The county demolished the longtime icon, which stood at the northwest corner of 74th Avenue and 113th Street, this summer after much debate. The tower had been decommissioned in 2012. At the end of 2016, Seminole residents and leaders realized the county intended to demolish the tower and sell the scrap metal. A group of citizens formed the Friends of the Seminole Water Tower and launched a campaign to save the structure, exploring various funding options. Meanwhile, the city attempted to negotiate a lease proposal with the county for the tower. But councilors were unhappy with the terms proposed by county leaders and rejected their offer at the end of June. The proposed lease called for the city to pay approximately $52,700 per year with a 3 percent annual increase for 99 years. The city would also be responsible for deferred maintenance of the property, estimated to cost around $135,000. The lease would have also forbidden historic and other special designations, making it dif cult for the city to obtain sponsorships and grants to cover upkeep of the structure. Demolition of the tower began in July and was completed this fall. Other news items from 2017: Â• The city celebrated the opening of Waterfront Park, 10400 Park Blvd., Nov. 4. The park, which is partially funded by state grants, will be completed in three phases. Phase I, which includes a kayak and canoe launch, waterfront boardwalk, a new concrete entrance and minimal entrance signage, stormwater infrastructure, a shell/crushed concrete driveway and parking area, and a potable water wash down area, was completed this summer. Later phases of the project will include the installation of the county's only allabilities playground. Â• Incumbents Roger Edelman and Bob Matthews reclaimed their City Council seats in the Nov. 7 election. Edelman, who was named vice mayor in November, took 35 percent of the vote, while Matthews trailed just behind him with 34.7 percent of the vote. They defeated challengers Thomas Christy and Joseph Pacelli. After Hurricane Irma hit the Tampa Bay area as a Category 1 hurricane in September, the storm littered Seminole with debris and left many without power. As city residents regrouped, many heartwarming stories surfaced from the area. In one case, a group of residents collected donations and served a hot meal at Seminole High School to around 400 linesmen working with Duke Energy to restore power to the area. Another story involves an evacuee from Indian Rocks Beach staying at a friend's Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTYThe fate of the Seminole Water Tower was the biggest story in the city of Seminole in 2017. 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The Beaches 3A Beacon, December 28, 2017Madeira Beach water quality has improved By WAYNE AYERSTBN CorrespondentMADEIRA BEACH Water samples taken from Boca Ciega Bay and other city waterways reveal the water quality is improving. That assessment was given by Joe Thames, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System coordinator for Pinellas County, at a special City Commission meeting on Dec. 19. Thames was at the meeting to discuss renewal of Madeira Beach's contract for water sampling and monitoring. Public Works and Marina Director Dave Marsicano said the city is continually working with the county to improve and do a better job. Thames said water sampling of Boca Ciega Bay, the Intracoastal and fresh water sources in the city show "everything is improving." The program includes testing for levels of phosphorous, nitrogen, chlorophyll, fecal matter and total suspended solids. Thames said testing shows reduced amounts or stabilizing of those contaminants present in the city's waterways. "We've had very good comments on Madeira Beach," Thames said. He cited the city's permeable pavement, which allows water to soak through, and drainage control projects as examples of what the city is doing to improve water quality in the bay. Marsicano said, "We're working to further improve those numbers. We only want to see it get better." Thames said there are eight sampling periods a year in Madeira Beach. The program costs the city $2,500 annually. Commissioner Nancy Oakley was skeptical of the reported progress in water quality improvement. "I haven't seen it improve much at all," she said, especially in the bay waters behind her house. Thames said the commission's approval was needed for a two-year extension of the water quality monitoring agreement. The program will be re-evaluated in 2020 and changes made if needed. The commission agreed to extend the contract.Wireless microphones for workshopsThe commission moved closer to holding more informal workshop sessions at a table setting, with a review of wireless microphones needed for that purpose. Oakley and Mayor Maggi Black had pushed for having workshop meetings at a table rather than the dais since last April. But the move was resisted by thenCity Manager Shane Crawford, who said broadcasting the sessions would be dif cult and the move would be expensive, costing $10,000 to $15,000.Treasure Island moves ahead on new amber LED streetlights By BOB McCLURETampa Bay NewspapersTREASURE ISLAND City commissioners passed a resolution Dec. 19 requesting the Florida Department of Transportation to grant a lighting variance to Gulf Boulevard, allowing for the installation of more turtlefriendly amber LED streetlights. The variance is necessary to allow Duke Energy to make the change from white to amber LEDs. The variance only affects Gulf Boulevard, which is a state road under FDOT jurisdiction. Streetlights on city streets within view of the beach, such as Sunset Beach, do not require a variance. There is no cost to the city for the resolution to FDOT, but Duke Energy indicated recently it would involve a one-time cost of $30,000 and an additional $3,000 per month rental cost. Retro tting the city's streetlights with amber LEDs is expected to prevent future turtle disorientations and ensure compliance with state and federal laws. As a condition of the city's beach renourishment permit, two beach lighting evaluations are conducted annually. An evaluation completed in May by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium concluded that Treasure Island streetlights were a source of light pollution. No time table has been set for the change by Duke. In other action, commissioners: Decided to take another look at the future of possible medical marijuana dispensaries in the city at the Jan. 16 meeting. Commissioners indicated they would like to have a feeling for the community's perspective on this topic. Moved forward on a resolution to purchase 14 sets of bunker gear for the city's re department at a cost of 26,950, the low bid by Municipal Emergency Services. The equipment is used for protection from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear contamination. Moved forward on a resolution to purchase two replacement police vehicles and the necessary equipment to go with them. The vehicles a 2018 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4 and a 2018 Ford Interceptor SUV all-wheel drive would be purchased from Prestige Ford in Mount Dora for $56,864 after trade-ins. Bartow Ford would provide additional equipment and the transfer of existing equipment to the new vehicles at a cost of $17,900. In addition, two new laptops would be purchased for the vehicles at a cost of $6,028, bringing the entire deal to $80,792. 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4A Community Beacon, December 28, 2017However, thanks to $133 million in Penny money spent since 2010, emergency management staff and rst responders had two hurricane-hardened buildings where they could take shelter and stand ready to assist the public before, during and after the storm. The biggest investment, $82.3 million, paid for the 208,403-square-foot Public Safety Complex, which opened in 2014 in a non-evacuation zone at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The ve-building complex, built to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds, houses the sheriff's Administration Building, a Regional 911 Center, Emergency Operations Center, vehicle maintenance building and a central energy plant. The second investment of $28 million paid for an Emergency Responders Building, which opened in 2010, at 22211 U.S. 19 N. in Clearwater. It also was designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds. Other Penny investments toward hurricane preparedness include $3 million to harden the Animal Services building, $20 million for emergency communications towers and an additional 9,614 shelter spaces. Widespread electrical outages that lasted for about a week had Duke Energy on the hot seat after Irma. Nearly 500,000 of the county's customers were without power right after the storm. Pinellas County was one of the hardest hit areas. The outages caused problems with traffic lights. Lack of air conditioning at the county's facilities that serve the elderly was another major problem. Power outages at pump stations meant residents had to limit water owing into the sewers, so they were asked to postpone doing laundry, running dishwashers and ushing toilets. Harry Sideris, president of Duke Energy Florida, said that Hurricane Irma was the most devastating hurricane in the company's history. It affected 1.3 million of its 1.8 million customers in Florida and affected all 35 counties where Duke provides service. The response to the outages was consequently the largest mobilization in the company's history. In October, Sideris updated the county commission on some of the measures Duke had taken and planned to take to improve its response to major events such as Hurricane Irma. Since 2004, DEF has invested more than $2 billion to harden its electrical system, he said. The investments include "self-healing technology" that allows the grid to "self-identify" problems and react to them by isolating those areas of rerouting power. He admitted that a better job could have been done in some areas, including customer communication. He also said places where lines were located in trees or on private property proved the most challenging. Hurricane season ended Nov. 30 and preparations are already beginning for next season, which begins June 1. The 2017 season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) including the rst two major hurricanes to hit the continental U.S. in 12 years. Thanks to lessons learned during Hurricane Irma, of cials say they will be better prepared in the future. Another good reason to celebrate. Commission Chair Janet Long listed a few other accomplishments during the commission's last meeting of the year on Dec. 12, including the commissioner's decision to up the Health Department millage rate so every public school could have a fulltime nurse. Other items on the list were: 31 updated kennels at Animal Services. New committee for persons with disabilities. Designation as a Purple Heart County. Designation as an Age Friendly County. New app Ready Pinellas. 2.1 billion pounds of recycling, giving the county the top rate in the state for the second year. Record season at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Bed tax collections of nearly $54.8 million an 11 percent increase over 2016. "It's been a great year," Long said. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at webmaster@TBNweekly.com. PINELLAS, from page 1A house in Seminole to weather the storm who found the lucky stuffed Dalmatian of Seminole Fire Rescue Lt. Fire ghter Jim Lundh and returned it to him. The stuffed animal had been given to him by his young daughter 18 years ago and he brought it with him to every call. Then, Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, thousands of Florida residents affected by the hurricane traveled to Seminole when a Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program opened at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex. It was the rst of its kind to open following Hurricane Irma. A proposed plan to build a joint-use Seminole Welcome Center with the Seminole Chamber of Commerce at Waterfront Park, located at 10400 Park Blvd., was derailed after the city learned grant restrictions from the state would make it dif cult to build on that property. At the council's Nov. 28 meeting, it was revealed that the chamber and the Edward J. and Vivian E. Lurie Charitable Foundation, which is providing $500,000 to fund construction of the center, are considering other properties throughout the city that would be a better t for the building with less restrictions. The council voted unanimously to return any funds that had been released to the city by the trust, minus the funds used to appraise Waterfront Park, and to nullify any agreement between the city and the Luries. The council established the 2017-2018 millage rate of 2.4793 mills at its Sept. 27 meeting. This is the 11th straight year the city has maintained this rate. The council also approved the 2017-2018 budget, which includes a general fund budget of approximately $16.96 million, a special events fund for approximately $102,000, a debt services fund for approximately $961,000, and the tree and landscape mitigation fund for approximately $50,000. On Feb. 18, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce honored Bill Miller as Mr. Seminole. Miller, who bought the Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home last year, has contributed to the Seminole community in numerous ways, including through work with Seminole Elementary School, the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast and the Pinellas Seminole Woman's Club. At the same ceremony, Greek Village was named Business of the Year, while Diane Richardson and Mary Ellen Kramp of Relief at Hand were honored as Bosses of the Year and Pat Alexander of the Alexander Spine Institute won the chamber's Merit Award. Earlier this year, the city mourned the loss of past Mr. Seminole and former mayor Jimmy Johnson when he died July 15 at 74 following a lengthy battle with lung disease. Johnson has long been involved in the Seminole community through various organizations, and also worked in management at Kmart Co. and served as executive director of the chamber. SEMINOLE, from page 1A Photo courtesy of LESLIE WATERSSeminole Mayor Leslie Waters presented the Salvation Army with more than $400 in donations outside the 113th Street Publix Dec. 14. The donated funds will be used for the Salvation Army Sallie House, an emergency shelter for neglected and abused children. Pictured from left, Donna Norman, Sherry Gadnis, Waters and Pam Hunds.Holiday donationsST. PETE BEACH The following events are scheduled in January at the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73 rd Ave. Tech Tuesdays, one-on-one tech help (call or visit to reserve a 30-minute time slot), Tuesdays, Jan. 2 and 16, 3-5 p.m. Facebook Basics Class, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m. Library Resources Class, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m. Adult programs Rock painting, explore your creative side with the new trend of rock painting, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 4 p.m. Mayor Al Johnson's Open Office Hour at the Library, Mondays, Jan. 8 and 22, 6-7 p.m. SHINE Medicare Counseling, register for a onehour appointment, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dali Museum presentation, history and collection of the museum, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m. Voter Registration Drive, Supervisor of Elections staff help with: registration; change of address, name, signature or party af liation; applying to vote by mail, Friday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Movies at the Library, Stephen King's "IT," Wednesday, Jan. 17, matinee at 2 p.m. and encore at 5:30 p.m. From Tocobaga to Tourists: Walking in the Footsteps of Pinellas County's Coastal Residents, presented by historians David Anderson and Catherine Wilkins, Friday, Jan. 19, 10:15 a.m. to noon. Topics in American History: The Red Scare, presented by historian David Busch, Friday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m. Special Author Event, Tim Dorsey presents and signs his new book "The Pope of Palm Beach" (refreshments provided by Friends of the Library), Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. Book discussion group Book: "Inherit the Wind" by Jerome Lawrence, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. Film: "Inherit the Wind," Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. ChildrenÂ’s programs Story Time Sing and Learn Kickoff, check out the new toddler program that replaces Mother Goose Story Time that was previously held on Thursdays, Saturday, Jan. 6, 11 a.m. Story Time Sing and Learn, learn numbers, colors, and the alphabet through stories, music, and dance, ages infant to 5), Mondays, Jan. 8, 22, and 29, 11 a.m. Tail Waggin' Tutors, skill building for beginning readers with reading therapy dog Ziggy, Thursday, Jan. 4, 4 p.m. Children's Movie, "My Little Pony: The Movie," Monday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. Library closed Mondays, Jan. 1 and 15. Visit www.spblibrary.com. St. Pete Beach Library events Photo by JACK RIMKUSThe Isle of Palms Civic Association in Treasure Island generally has some words of wisdom adorning its sign entering the Treasure Island community and sometimes some humorous anecdotes. This one suggests a way to reach grandma during the holiday season, assuming she doesnÂ’t get run over by a reindeer.Contacting grandma Along Gulf BoulevardGuy Harvey Outpost hosts Lightning watch partiesST. PETE BEACH Guy Harvey Outpost, 6000 Gulf Blvd., plans a series of watch partioes on the beach for Tampa Bay Lighting road games. Parties begin one hour prior to the start of the game. The schedule is: Thursday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., Montreal Canadiens; Saturday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m., Ottawa Senators; and Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Montreal Canadiens. Admission is free. Parking is $10. The games will be broadcast on a huge screen on the beach and ThunderBug and the Lightning girls will be on-hand with giveaways. There will also be a DJ and beach games for the whole family. Food and beverages including cookout items and drink specials will be available for purchase. At every watch party, visitors can earn raf e tickets by visiting the bar and cookout to win a pack of tickets to see the Lightning play at home. Raf e winners must be present to claim their prize. Coolers are not allowed, but fans are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. RumFish Grill at Guy Harvey Outpost is also the Of cial Watch Zone of the Tampa Bay Lightning for all away games on a 14-foot television screen. Parking is free for Rum sh patrons. For more information, visit www.JustLetGo.com/ Lightning or call 727-367-6461.Holiday recreation camp slated in Treasure IslandTREASURE ISLAND A recreational camp for children ages 5-12 will be held from now through Friday, Jan. 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Treasure Island. There will be no camp on Monday, Jan. 1. Activities will include games, sports, arts and crafts, movies and eld trips. Registration is at the Recreation Department inside City Hall at 120 108th Avenue. Registration forms are also on-line at www. mytreasureisland..com. The fee for the camp is $25 per day or $80 per week for Treasure Island residents and $30 per day or $100 per week for nonresidents of Treasure Island. For additional information, call the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 727-547-4575, ext 237.Beaches Chamber plans annual dinnerST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce plans its annual dinner Jan. 11 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort from 6 to 8 p.m. Speakers will be Tampa Bay Rays president Brian Auld and Tampa Bay Sports Commission Executive Director Brian Higgins. Tickets are $65 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers. Business Expo set at TradewindsST. PETE BEACH Registration is currently underway for the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Thursday, Jan. 11, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd. The event is free to the public, offering a variety of local businesses who will be there to showcase their products. To participate as a vendor, the cost is $200 for chamber members and $500 for nonmembers. For additional information, email Annie Woods at email@example.com. Call 727-360-6957.Sport kite competition slated in Treasure IslandTREASURE ISLAND The 21st annual Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition and Festival will take place Jan. 13-14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the beach behind the Thunderbird Hotel. Kite yers will perform to music in dual-line and multi-line sport kite ying. Admission is free. The event is sanctioned by the Eastern League Sport Kite Association. For more information, visit www.easternleague.net or call Windworks at 727-320-9463. Friday Morning Market returns to Treasure IslandTREASURE ISLAND The popular Friday Morning Market has returned for its 10th season at Treasure Island Community Park, offering about 70 vendors per week. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which runs through April, features gourmet foods, fresh produce, plants, arts and crafts, jewelry and collectibles. For more information, call 727-360-4121.Yoga, exercise classes set in Redington ShoresREDINGTON SHORES Simple yoga and Jazzercise classes are available from certified sport yoga and Jazzercise instructor Eileen Arsenault in the Redington Shores Town Hall and Treasure Island City Hall auditorium. Classes do not require any previous experience in yoga. Emphasis is on easy moves to increase exibility, strength and range of motion. Jazzercise classes combine targeted strength building and cardio-dance. All classes are moderately priced and offered at various times during the week. For information, email eileen. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-481-4995.Yoga classes offered in Treasure IslandTREASURE ISLAND Beach Yoga Pinellas is offering hatha-based yoga classes for all ages and levels, beginners through advanced, at the Treasure Island Community Center Garden Room and City Hall Auditorium. Classes will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Garden Room and Thursday during the same hours at the auditorium. A single class is $20, with multi-class packages available for $75. Discounted packages are available for year-round local residents. For more information and to register for yoga classes visit www.beachyogapinellas.com or call 727-2226476.TIMB Chamber seeks volunteersTREASURE ISLAND The Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers for its Welcome Center at 245 107th Ave. and for its kiosk west of Gulf Boulevard and 107th Avenue, both on Treasure Island. Volunteers are the rst point of contact for visitors to the Chamber and kiosk, providing information about area resources. They assist with event management; of ce tasks like answering phones, ling, or preparing mailings; distribution of posters for upcoming events; and light of ce administration. Most volunteer shifts are for three hours a day, one day a week. To volunteer, call the Chamber of ce at 727-3604121 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.Free bridge lessons offered in MadeiraMADEIRA BEACH Free bridge lessons are available at Madeira Beach City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. Bert Chamikles teaches the classes. There are no fees and nothing to buy. For information, call 727-392-8448.Concert band seeks musiciansSOUTH PASADENA The South Pasadena Community Concert Band is seeking additional musicians of all ages and instruments. The band rehearses Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m. in the South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive. Some 28 rehearsals and seven concerts are scheduled. Interested musicians are encouraged to come to a rehearsal or call director John Hoover, 727-398-9639.Madeira Social Club meets monthlyMADEIRA BEACH The Madeira Beach Social Club meets the rst Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at Madeira Beach City Hall. Hear about new activities, including monthly luncheons, bridge, canasta, trips to local attractions and fall and spring picnics. Club members do not have to live in Madeira Beach to join. Membership dues are $15 per year. Call Diane for more information at 727-515-4111.Historical museum available for meetingsST. PETE BEACH The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, 115 10th Ave., Pass-A-Grille, is available for groups seeking a meeting place. The museum is open October through May, Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and June to September, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. For a private tour, call 727-552-1610. A program about the museum and the island history is also available for presentation at a meeting or dinner. The museum is handicap accessible and there is no admission fee. Visit www.gulfbeachesmuseum.com. The museum also has a Facebook page.
The Beaches 5A Beacon, December 28, 2017 Photos courtesy of JUSTIN TRAMBLEThe city of Treasure Island played host to the ESPN Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Battle at the Beach Dec. 19, featuring a fun day of festivities for players, cheerleaders and bands from Florida International University and Temple University. From left are Brett Dulaney, Gasparilla Bowl executive director; Geoff Collins, Temple head football coach; Treasure Island Mayor Bob Minning; and Butch Davis, Florida International University head football coach. In the bowl game Dec. 21 at Tropicana Field, Temple defeated FIU 28-3 to nish the season 7-6. FIU ended with an 8-5 record. Below: This sand sculpture greeted participants Dec. 19 during beach festivities.Bowl beach battle I f y o u h a v e b e e n s t r u g g l i n g t o h e a r c o n v e r s a t i o n s o r t e l e v i s i o n i n If you have been struggling to hear conversations or television in a n y e n v i r o n m e n t C A L L U S T O D A Y W E C A N D O M O R E F O R L E S S any environment CALL US TODAY! WE CAN DO MORE FOR LESS H e a r i n g A i d s I t Â’ s W h o W e A r e I t Â’ s W h a t W e D o Hearing Aids ItÂ’s Who We Are. ItÂ’s What We Do. H A P P Y N E W Y E A R HAPPY NEW YEAR! F R E E I N H O U S E FREE IN-HOUSE R E P A I R S REPAIRS For over 77 years, Beltone is the most trusted name in hearing care among seniors With 1,500 locations nationwide, Beltone is the largest hearing care network in the USA! Expires 1-4-18 Expires 1-4-18 122817 122817
6A Seminole Beacon, December 28, 2017 Photo by KADI HENDRICKS TUBBSMichelle Shepard, secretary to the principal of Osceola Middle School, is surrounded by rows of boxes lled with food donated by students, faculty and the schoolÂ’s PTA organization, with turkeys provided by the Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center. The boxes will feed 25 local families. Shepard, who has conducted the food collection for the past 13 years during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, said she began the effort because Â“I was in that situation years ago and had it happen to me and I thought I could turn around and do it back.Â”Feeding minds, stomachs Photo by DAVID GREENEleven-year-old Graci Tubbs, right, accepts a $200 check from Donna Hayden, vice president/president elect of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast. The donation will support TubbsÂ’ nonprofit, Operation: Military Matters, which sends care packages to the military overseas. So far, the nonpro t has sent more than 300 packages all over the world. Kiwanis of Seminole Breakfast meets 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.Kiwanis checkCity Council approves McDonaldÂ’s upgrades By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE The City Council gave preliminary approval to a development agreement regarding upgrades to the McDonald's fast-food restaurant at 8901 Park Blvd. at its Dec. 19 meeting. A second public hearing and adoption of the agreement will take place at the Jan. 9 council meeting. The McDonald's, which sits on .9 acres, was built in 2001. The site upgrades include the addition of a second drive-through lane with a menu board, which con icted with city code, said Mark Ely, community development director. Other upgrades to the property include landscaping and parking improvements, and the removal of two non-conforming free-standing signs. The larger of the signs, which was 48' tall and 400 square feet, was affected during Hurricane Irma and removed, Ely said. McDonald's owners will install a single sign at the intersection of Park Boulevard and Starkey Road for the restaurant. This redevelopment proposal came before council at a Dec. 20, 2016, workshop and councilors authorized City Manager Ann ToneyDeal to negotiate the terms of a development agreement for the site with McDonald's owners. The project was delayed due to a pending legal issue with McDonald's, which was unrelated to the city. In other action items, the council: Approved a request by Addison on Long Bayou LLC, which is developing Seminole Bay Apartments, a 247-unit apartment complex at 10405 Addison Way, to vacate a 15foot right-of-way that runs north and south on the west side of the property. Toney-Deal said the matter "is a simple right-of-way abandonment." 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8A Seminole Beacon, December 28, 2017 Photos courtesy of EMPATH HEALTHThe Lights of Lake Park Estates, which operates nightly Dec. 1-31 from 6 to 10 p.m., raises funds for Suncoast Hospice.For a good causeSubdivisionÂ’s holiday lights bene t Suncoast Hospice By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay Newspapers SEMINOLE Twenty- ve years ago, Seminole resident Ruby Dow passed away. Her husband, Eddie Dow, was so impressed by his wife's care from Suncoast Hospice at their own home in her nal days that he decided to honor her memory by raising money for the organization. "He was so grateful for the care she received, he wanted to give back to Suncoast," said Sarah Varga, marketing and communication manager for Empath Health, which operates Suncoast Hospice. That year, Dow was joined by a handful of homeowners in his neighborhood, Lake Park Estates, in decorating their homes for the Christmas holidays. With their houses resplendent in festive lights and holiday lawn dÂŽcor, they set up a donation box on their block for those who came to admire their efforts. They raised around $500 that first year and donated it to the nurses at Suncoast Hospice who needed funds to purchase holiday gifts for their patients. Since then, the Lights of Lake Park Estates has grown to include 3.2 miles of lights and has raised around $780,000 for hospice. Today, the money goes into Suncoast Hospice's general funds "for those little extras that sometimes people might need," Varga said. She added, "People come into our care from all walks of life. Some come in with little or nothing." The funds raised by the Lights of Lake Park Estates has been used for various needs over the years, from purchasing a plane ticket for a woman in their care to travel to her home state of Maine for one last time to purchasing holiday gifts for children of those in hospice care. The neighborhood fundraiser "has made such a difference," Varga said. Even though Eddie has since died as well, the neighborhood still continues the tradition of raising money for the hospice non-pro t through their holiday lights. "They really put aside their holiday time," she said. "We're so grateful for them." The lights will remain up through Dec. 31 and are turned on from 6 to 10 p.m. each night. Visit lightsoflakepark.com for a map of the lights and more information. Photo courtesy of EDDIE DOWEddie Dow started the fundraiser for Suncoast Hospice after his wife, Ruby Dow, passed away 25 years ago. He was so impressed by the care she received from Hospice that he decided to raise money for it. w w w www. 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Outdoors 9A Beacon, December 28, 2017Local dolphins have old home week Photo by ANN WEAVERShasta the yearling bottlenose dolphin calf leaps out of the water, excited by a recent gathering of local dolphins in a maritime Â“old home week.Â”Sparkling in anticipation, a fair-haired lady ew here all the way from England for a blessed winter break. Once here, she effortlessly shook off the damp chill of her island home in our sunny winter days. Rather than sugar plums, her head danced with visions of marine magni cence: elegant shore birds, gulls in garbs of grays and white, pelicans soaring in splendid breeding colors, grizzled half-ton manatees, and daintier quarterton dolphins maybe even a few baby dolphins for garnish the way ribbon adds sparkle to Christmas wrappings. Perhaps it was Father Christmas who transformed a Macy's Christmas Parade into a magnificent dolphin parade just for her. Maybe it was dolphin "old home week" at sea. Either way, the fair-haired lady's wish to see Florida dolphins came true with Christmas bounty: A single boat ride along our local waterways with her new husband became a dizzying day of 21 different groups of dolphins, one right after another like oats in a parade! Get out on the water on any day, and you are likely to see a dozen dolphins on average. That number varies across the year, however, and in winter months you are likely to see half that number. But on this dolphin "old home week," there were four to ve times more dolphins than expected! Getting twice as much as you hoped for is wonderful, but getting ve times as much is wonderful, rare, and memorable, even at Christmas time! What a gift! Local waters are cool in December, and local dolphins become very active the way a dog prances on autumn walks. But the dolphin "old home week" took their characteristic actions even further. Small groups of dolphins formed and faded continuously, the way people mingle at Christmas parties. Around the islands inside of John's Pass, Stick and her little calf Stem mingled with two teens, two junior bulls, and local lady Babyface. Dolphin Watch reported Stem as the little guy that was plagued with strange spasms as a very young dolphin; happily, he has behaved normally for months and we hope he has outgrown his issue. Babyface is the dolphin that was brutally wounded when she was run over by a boat two years ago; happily, she too has managed well despite her disability. We think this is partly because she has many different ways to nd her food. Action was everywhere. The teens jousted with the calf. The junior bulls swung over to the mother dolphin in greeting and kept going. Babyface ambled around without joining anyone, but then she secretly trailed the junior bulls for a couple of miles after they headed out. 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Energy ef cient, 3 year old AC system, well and sprinkler system, water softener, reverse osmosis drinking water system and interior front-loading washer and dryer. This is a 5 Star park with tons of amenities and activities. Price includes the property share which is worth $35,000. 1 small pet OK. Luxuriate in the large hot-tub, or in either of the 2 swimming pools after a workout in the park's gym. MLS#U7837154. Beaubien. $124,900. TOTALLY REMODELED Move-in Ready! Beautiful 4BR/2BA home has new roof, new windows, new A/C and new electrical panel. Brand new kitchen appliances with granite countertops and fenced in backyard. Located near Azalea Park, shopping, movie theaters and a short distance to our Beautiful Gulf Beaches. MLS#U7838675. Lambeck. $250,000. HARBOR VIEW PALMS Located In desirable south Tampa, steps from Bayshore Blvd., this charming home built in 1927 is a must see. Top rated schools, public pools, restaurants and stores at the end of the block. Wood burning replace, original wood floors throughout most of the home, kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and double French doors. Inside laundry room. Fenced backyard, separate 2 car garage with lots of storage and a nished room with AC, could be office or playroom. Electric and plumbing updated. MLS#U7839377. Jarnberg. $567,000. DUPLEX 2BR/1BA each side and located in the Vibrant part of St. Petersburg just 3 minutes from Central Plaza Bus Terminal and the Central Ave. Business District. Close to downtown and just minutes to the Interstate and our beautiful Gulf Beaches. MLS#U7839641. Barrow. $175,000. HERITAGE RESERVE Fine Estate Home located in a gated community & conveniently located in the center of Pinellas County. Home has 5BR/3BA/3 Car Garage with over 3,800 Sq. Ft. of luxury living. Gourmet kitchen teen/ mother-in-law suite with bathroom, kitchenette and its own entrance to the pool. Upstairs is a large master bedroom suite, bonus/media room and 3 other bedrooms and bath. Pocket doors in family room lead outdoor screened living area with custom outdoor kitchen and saltwater in-ground pool. Very large, private yard has a re pit, sh pond, plenty of room for extra amenities. MLS#U7841735. Janssen. $639,900. Move-In Ready!! 55+ Pool & Shuf eboard Courts. Close to Bus Line, walk to New Seminole City Center and close to our beautiful Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. All Updated. A Must See! MLS#U7829075. Spohn. $63,900. TURN KEY/MOVE-IN READY SEMINOLE SQUARE THE GARDENS CLEARWATER CASCADE YACHT CLUB ESTATES 122817 WhatÂ’s Selling in Pinellas County 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath Safety Harbor $617,000 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath Seminole $295,000 Exceptional home in Huntington Trace, Safety Harbor. 3,375 sq. ft., tastefully updated throughout. Marcy DanielsColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate The generous front porch with brick paver oor overlooking the Belleair Country Club is the perfect spot for a relaxing cup of coffee or glass of wine. 3,057 sq. ft. 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath Belleair $595,000 SOLD SOLD From the stunning front porch to the heavenly backyard, this home is spectacular inside and out. 2 car garage and in walking distance to Seminole Schools. SOLD Desirable home with over 4,000 sq. ft. of living space. Jog or walk to Pinellas Trail or Honeymoon Beach/Caladesi Island. 5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bath Palm Harbor $555,000 SOLDKurt Marlett & Debbie SundellCentury 21 Real Estate ChampionsMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionRich RippetoeColdwell Banker Sunvista Realty Real estate newsmakers Adamo & Associates announces top agentsSEMINOLE Realty Executives Adamo & Associates recently named its top agents for the month of November. Penny Vierling was recognized as the top listing associate for the month of November 2017. Pam Raymond was the top sales associate for the month. Team Heather Pourchot was recognized as the top listing team as well as the top sales team.Hartmann & Associates named top KW team in PinellasSEMINOLE Sandy Hartmann & Associates recently was named the No. 1 Keller Williams team in Pinellas County for the month of November. Sandy Hartmann & Associates completed the month with more than $7.6 million in closed sales transactions. The team has sold a record-breaking $65 million in real estate to date in 2017.Saracusa joins Engel & VlkersMADEIRA BEACH Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach recently announced that Michael Saracusa will join its shop as a real estate advisor, dedicated to serving the specialized, residential property needs within the area. "Mr. Saracusa brings a wealth of passion for real estate and love of our coastal community to our team," said Cherie Pattishall, license partner of Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach. "Our real estate advisors are very highly trained, dedicated to their professions and truly understand our clients' special needs in the high-end real estate market. I am sure that the Mr. Saracusa will feel perfectly at home in our shop and will push us to even greater success."Douberly named agent of the month at Keller Williams GulfsideLARGO Keller Williams Gulfside Realty recently recognized its agent of the month. Pam Douberly was named agent of the month at Gulfside Realty. A press release stated that the agency selected her for "going above and beyond with everything she does."Gulfside Realty names top teams, agentsLARGO Keller Williams Gulfside Realty recently congratulated its top ve teams and individual agents on achieving the top gross commission income for the month of November. The top ve include Burwell Realtor Group, Anna Darring, Lynn Spence, Travis Lockett and Vito Goffredo. Rippetoe celebrates successINDIAN SHORES Coldwell Banker Sun Vista Realty recently announced one of its agents had reached an important milestone in 2017. Rich Rippetoe has closed more than $25 million this year. He sold 68 homes in 2017, with another six pending sales scheduled to close before the end of the year. Penny VierlingHeather Pourchot Pam Raymond Pam Douberly Sandy Hartmann Michael Saracusa Lynn SpenceVito Goffredo Travis Lockett Anna Darring Andy Burwell Rich Rippetoe
10A Seminole Beacon, December 28, 2017 Around SeminoleChamber to host board installationSEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will hold its board installation banquet Wednesday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m., in the St. Petersburg College Conference Center at the Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N. For more information, call 727-392-3245.Business breakfast plannedSEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business Breakfast Wednesday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m., at the chamber conference center, 7777 131st St. The guest speaker will be Yolanda Cowart from the Florida Small Business Center & Pinellas Economic Development. Her presentation is called "2018 Fresh Start Great Year." For more information, call 727-392-3245.SPC hosts ex-hater now advocate for toleranceSEMINOLE A former member of a violent rightwing extremist group who left that lifestyle and now promotes love will be the featured speaker at a dinner program on Jan. 25 sponsored by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College. Titled "Full of Hate: The Toll of Violent Extremism," the forum will be from 6-8:15 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N. Media co-sponsors are the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU Television. Tickets are $25, or $20 for students and educators. Angela King, a Florida native who turned to hate groups as a student to escape being bullied, will describe her journey from extremist hater to author, scholar and crusader against hate. She will be joined by a panel of experts representing groups most often targeted by hate groups: Jews, Muslims, blacks and LGBTs. Serving a six-year term for her part in a hate crime in 1998, King found kindness and respect in prison from some of the very people she had hated on the outside. That transformative experience led her to co-found Life After Hate, a nonpro t organization dedicated to compassion and forgiveness that helps hate group members disengage from that lifestyle. Hate groups are on the rise as is the violence their members generate. Since the violent marches last August in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and dozens injured, Americans are regularly confronted by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and "patriot" militias spewing messages of hate at political rallies, street marches, over the air waves and, most predominantly, on the Internet. Since the presidential campaign of 2015-2016 and the populist movement sparked by President Trump, the hate industry has undergone a resurgence. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported 917 hate groups in 2016, a gure which includes a 197 percent increase in anti-Muslim groups, from 34 in 2015 to 101 currently. There were only ve such groups in 2010. That surge was accompanied by a spike in hate crimes, with almost 1,400 reported in the rst three months of Trump's presidency and 6,121 reported in 2016, a 4.6 percent increase from 2015. The Anti-Defamation League reported an 86 percent spike in anti-Semitic incidents in the rst quarter of 2017. What prompts people to join violent hate groups? How do their actions affect the American political scene? How does the Trump administration's nationalistic bent broaden their appeal to mainstream America? And how do these groups impact the lives of the minority groups they despise? King and the panel will discuss their real-world experiences as they explore these questions in depth at the forum. Joining her in that discussion will be: Gina Duncan, director of Transgender Equality, Equality Florida; Hassan Shibly, chief executive of cer, Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida; and Jack Packer, professor of history, St. Petersburg College. The moderator will be Maura Sweeney, principal, Living Happy Inside Out. Advance registration is required at www.solutions. spcollege.edu.Fire Rescue to host open houseSEMINOLE Seminole Fire Rescue will hold an open house Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N. The event is "a fun interactive way for the young and old alike to learn about Seminole Fire Rescue and gain valuable re safety tips," spokesman Brad Dykens said in a press release. Scheduled activities include learning how re ghters use a re hose, re safety exhibits, tours of the re station, interactive games and a display of contemporary and vintage re trucks. Sparky the Fire Dog will be present. A vehicle extrication demonstration will take place at noon. For information, email Dykens at bdykens@mysem inole.com or call 727-393-8711, ext. 210.Scrabble Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Scrabble Club meets at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free event. All skill levels are welcome. Attendees are requested to bring game boards if they have one at home. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Business consultant to visit chamberSEMINOLE Yolanda Cowart with Pinellas County Economic Development will be at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7-8, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.Chess clubs meet at librarySEMINOLE Chess players of all ages (children, teens, and adults) and all levels of play (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) are invited to attend the Two Towers Chess Club (second and fourth Mondays, 3:305:30 p.m.) or the Seminole Chess Club (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.) at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The Two Towers Chess Club is especially for beginners and youth, with chess coaches on hand to teach, encourage and critique. The Seminole Chess Club is for players who already know the rules and etiquette of the game. Boards and pieces are provided or feel free to bring your own. The clubs are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meet Tuesday eveningsSEMINOLE Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Guests ages 18 and older are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and leaders or those aspiring to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org.Medicare guidance available at librarySEMINOLE Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn to. The Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas will be partnering with Seminole Community Library to provide Medicare counseling through the SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Program. Specially trained volunteers of the SHINE Program will begin offering Medicare counseling at the library, located at 9200 113th St. N. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health care coverage. Every day SHINE volunteers answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and more. The new site at the Seminole Community Library will allow the program to reach more community members who may be unaware of SHINE and the bene ts the program offers. Appointments are available monthly on the second and third Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 727394-6909 to make an appointment. For more information, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800963-5337), or visit www. oridashine.org.Seminole Junior WomanÂ’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg and the SJWC's annual "Share Our Spirit" food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break. Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings. Call 727-2511037, email GFWCSeminole@gmail.com or visit fb.me/ Seminolejuniors for more information.Kiwanis Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email kiwanisclubofsemi email@example.com. Rotary Club to meetSEMINOLE The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email pstock firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.City collecting food donationsSEMINOLE Mayor Leslie Waters encourages citizens to help stock the shelves at the Interfaith Food Pantry.Drop-off locations are: City Hall, 9199 113th St. Interfaith Food Pantry at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road Seminole Garden Apartments, 8275 113th St. Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7 and 8 Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. N. Vintage by Design, 5141 Seminole Blvd. Monetary contributions also are welcome and can be mailed to the Interfaith Food Pantry, P.O. Box 7071, Seminole, FL 33777. Donation pick-ups are available if necessary. Call 727-418-1204 for more information.Welsh Society to meet monthlySEMINOLE The Welsh Society of the Suncoast meets the third Tuesday of every month at noon at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. For more information, visit welshsocietyofthesu ncoast.org.American Legion hosts weekly eventsSEMINOLE American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m. The monthly spaghetti dinner is held the rst Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol. For more information, call 727-391-6324.Civil Air Patrol Oakhurst Cadet Squadron meets weeklySEMINOLE The Civil Air Patrol Oakhurst Cadet Squadron meets Tuesday nights at Oakhurst Methodist Church, 13400 Park Blvd. N. The cadet program, designed for youth ages 12 and up, focuses on aerospace and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) academic subjects as well as leadership, tness and character development. For more information about the squadron, visit units.flwg.us/FL084.aspx or www.facebook.com/ OakhurstCAP.Free West Coast Swing dance lessons offeredSEMINOLE Free West Coast Swing dance lessons are offered rst and third Fridays, 8 p.m., at Crystal Blue Ballroom, 10527 Park Blvd. N. West Coast Swing is a six-count, slotted partner dance that uses a variety of music formats. Contact Tina Castle at www.tbwcsa.com for more information.Breakfast Club meets TuesdaysSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third oor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 727-3198343 for more information. 122817SBL
Viewpoints 11A Beacon, December 28, 2017As this year ends it's pleasant to believe that humankind has made some advances. We want to feel we're a little bit ahead of the game, at least in a few categories. Following is a brief recap of some of the discoveries made about Americans (and others) during the past year. (Full disclosure: my source for most of what follows is the Dec. 22/29 issue of "The Week, my all-time favorite news magazine. This issue summarizes 2017 in dozens of ways.) ON THE HEALTH FRONT: Get a dog, and you will have a lower risk of heart disease and premature death. So says a Swedish study of 3.4 million persons. If you also eat chile peppers on a regular basis, you will be (or would have been) 13 percent less likely to die than nonchile pepper eaters during the test period. Even better for you, perhaps, is your coffee habit. During a 16-year study period researchers found that persons who drink two to four cups a day (decaf or regular) were 18 percent less Have you never married? Then you may be 42 percent more likely to be a victim of dementia. This according to 15 separate studies involving 800,000 persons. Possible reasons: Other health notes, in no special order: If you are between ages 50 and 71 and you eat a lot of red meat, you are boosting (by 26 percent) the chance that you will die of eight major diseases. Or at least one of them. Spending too much time (more than two hours a day) on social media can make you feel lonely. Likewise, too much time playing football can badly damage your brain. Of 111 NFL players who donated their brains to science, all but one were found to have CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a disease that causes the brain to waste away. Tattoo ink may contain harmful levels of assorted metals. Keeping secrets can result in sleep loss, stress and other undesirables. So said Columbia University researchers who asked secretkeepers to talk about their experiences. The lead investigator said the participants actually behaved as if they were burdened by physical weight. Another bad habit is TV binge-watching. Researchers in the USA and Belgium studied 423 young adults who watched back-to-back episodes of their favorite shows. A result was a 98 percent higher risk for poor sleep. I should insert a cautionary note here. Please don't base any of your personal habits on the ndings I've listed above. They probably have some merit, but history has shown that experts are often mistaken. If you don't believe that, just talk to scientists who, 50 years ago, told us that global warming is a stupid idea set forth by pessimists. Along with scientific research, polling has become a source of information about you, me, our country and many other things. Following is a random listing of poll results during 2017: Americans are stressed and troubled. Most of us (59 percent) think we're at the lowest point in our country's history. A slightly higher percentage blame President Trump for this situation. But his backers are rock solid. One out of ve Americans (22 percent) say Trump would still have their support even if he shot someone on Manhattan's Fifth Ave. Will North Korea start a nuclear attack on the USA? Yes, say 73 percent of the persons who were asked. A slightly higher percentage (76) think the U.S. may take part in a nuclear war within the next three years. Almost half of all Americans are afraid to travel overseas, because of the threat of terrorism. Could a worldwide epidemic of yet unknown origins turn people into zombies? Yes, said 28 percent of interviewees. Is same-sex marriage acceptable? Yes, replied 60 percent of persons interviewed in an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. One-third of Americans fear they may one day lose their jobs to robots. Speaking of which: 24 percent of men say they'd consider jumping into bed with a robot. Cancer patients began to treat their disease by using their own cells. To all of my 38 Faithful Readers and fellow staffers at TBNweekly.com I send sincere wishes for an enjoyable holiday season and a memorable 2018. Bob DriverÂ’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net. Largo is looking pretty good for being almost 113 years old. We're a little older, and a little wiser, but we're certainly not your grandmother's Largo anymore. The city is committed to community revitalization and we know that means that we have to be focused on redevelopment for the long haul. Downtown areas and residential neighborhoods that are facing challenging issues require us, as a community, to take a long-term view of economic recovery and reinvestment. We need every tool in the toolbox that we can get to accomplish this important work. We must continue working strategically and methodically on our redevelopment goals and objectives. This past year, we saw exciting changes in the city's community redevelopment area. Deteriorated apartments on West Bay Drive were demolished to make way for new investment. The construction of a new, 29-unit apartment building was completed on Ridge Road and will serve the burgeoning medical arts district, and our Community Redevelopment Agency inherited a weed- lled lot from the Florida Department of Transportation and transformed it into a beautiful pocket park. CRAs are a planning and financing tool created by local governments to revitalize targeted areas that have been neglected or forgotten. Cities use this tool to breathe new life into communities through projects such as roadway and infrastructure improvements, building renovations, and business development and property improvement grants. The money for improvements is funded through tax increment funding, not state or federal dollars. Tax increment nancing is an existing property tax revenue, not an additional tax. When a property's value in the CRA increases incrementally as a result of private and public investment, tax increment funds are re-invested into that speci c CRA right back where the property taxes were originally generated. Largo's CRA was not created in a vacuum. It was established after significant community outreach, public hearings, planning, and with the consent and approval of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Largo's CRA Board is made up of our City Commission, and we have a citizens' advisory board to advise and weigh in on CRA matters. The CRA works hard to ensure that it is in compliance with reporting requirements designed to ensure government accountability and transparency. As local elected of cials, the commission ensures transparency so as to assure city residents that the CRA is a good steward of the public trust. The CRA plans are living, public documents with strategies created by the community (the people) with a shared vision for their neighborhood. This legislative session, state legislators have introduced proposed laws to limit how cities and counties can use this important redevelopment tool. Tallahassee is only in session for 90 days a year, but local government is responsible to its constituents 365 days a year. So, long after House and Senate committee hearings have concluded, after the lights go off in the Chamber hallways, we will be here day-in and dayout serving the needs of our community. My challenge to Florida's Legislature is this; let's continue the good work of revitalizing communities across Florida. Don't take away this important tool or weaken its ability to work well for cities and counties. CRAs in our community and around the State are working well; let's not x something that isn't broken. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, "government closest to the people serves the people best." Woody Brown is mayor of Largo and a resident and business owner in downtown Largo. He is also chairman of the Largo CRA board. He can be reached at email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org. LETTERS City of Seminole failed to serve residentsRe: City Council turns down rezoning request for low-income housing project,Â’ Dec. 21 Editor: Designated affordable housing does not exist within the city of Seminole. The city removed the incentives for affordable housing from their code in March 2017. Designated affordable housing rents do not fluctuate above the identi ed percentages of income levels, unlike market rate rental property. As such, the property remains affordable regardless of the market pressures we see in rental property today. Affordable rental property is one of the greatest needs facing Florida communities today. Pinellas County commissioners conduct workshops on how best to incentivize and attract good developers to provide services that will serve our most fragile residents There is a documented need for affordable housing within the city of Seminole limits; this project was the best use for this site a new apartment building, professionally managed, resident background checks, seniors only. Given the denial, PCHA can build 65 units by right. The need also exists for drug rehabilitation, veterans housing, homeless housing to name a few of the services PCHA provides. The city of Seminole missed an opportunity to identify 1) a taxable development for their most fragile residents xed income seniors 2) to mitigate the existing environmental issues on the property and 3) to remove the Pinellas County consent order that encumbers this property. All communities bene t from a healthy mix of age groups, ethnicity and education. Diversity creates a functional community for the bene t of all. The city failed in its mission to serve all of its residents. Dale Johnson Director of Development & ConstructionPrimericagroup. Top CIA spook looks back to 2016WASHINGTON Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community. It is possible, he told the Review Journal, "I played a role in that." Back to last year. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Morell not only endorsed Clinton, he also warned that, to the eyes of an intelligence analyst, candidate Trump could be considered "an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation" whom Russian President Vladimir Putin had co opted by playing to Trump's demanding ego. When that impression was reinforced by Trump's description of a phone call with Putin on Thursday: "It was great. He said very nice things about what I've done for this country in terms of the economy, and then he said also some negative things in terms of what's going on elsewhere." In an interview this month with Politico's Susan Glasser, Morell did not describe his Clinton endorsement as a mistake. Even knowing what he knows now, he said, he could not say with certainty that he would not do it again. But he did say, "I don't think I fully thought through the implications." It was an interview that generated Beltway buzz. Morell, who served as CIA deputy director under President Barack Obama, proposed that people put themselves in Trump's shoes and recognize the reasons Trump has to suspect those charged with guarding American security. First, Trump saw a former CIA director (Morell) and former director of the National Security Agenda (Michael Hayden) criticizing him and his policies. Then he became the GOP nominee and received his rst intelligence brie ng. Within 48 hours of that, there were leaks criticizing the disruptive behavior of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn with briefers. Trump won in November and was supposed to get a daily brie ng. "And he doesn't," Morell told Politico. "And within a few days, there's leaks about how he's not taking the brie ng. So he must have thought ... Who are these guys? Are these guys out to get me? Is this a political organization?" In a follow-up interview this week, Morell told the Review Journal that "the intelligence community is not political," and noted that he did not endorse Clinton until three years after he left Langley. OK, but what about the leaks? Morell referred to leaks about Flynn's behavior. "So you don't know whether it's people in the brie ng who leaked it or when they went back to their bosses after the brie ng and gave them the download, whether their bosses did it or whether that information spread to the White House or other places in the government" where people could leak information gleaned third hand, he said. Morell believes that Trump thinks the intelligence community was behind the leak. Morell does not because intelligence staffers have to take regular polygraphs during which they are asked if they leaked information to the media. "Most leaks do not come out of the intelligence community for that reason," he said. Wherever they originated, Morell points out that the Flynn leak did not involve classified material so it wasn't a crime. Morell explained, "It's inappropriate to leak that? Absolutely. Is it a crime? No way." Morell, now a CBS News contributor, says the intelligence community put so much emphasis on ghting terrorism that it was late to see the threat posed by Moscow in the 2016 election. He would not be surprised, he told Politico, if special counsel Robert Mueller concludes the Trump campaign did not break the law in its dealings with Russia. If evidence exists, investigative reporters should have uncovered it by now, he added. Morell talked with the Review Journal in part because he was disappointed that many of the stories missed his most important point in his interview with Glasser. His big fear these days are the divisions in this country, and the news media's place in the schism. "I think the biggest threat to the United States is us," he said. At his son's urging, Morell read a book about former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. After the strongman's election, he said, the Venezuelan news media "becomes the political opposition and thereby it loses all its credibility with the Venezuelan people." He fears the same thing is happening in American journalism as well. When he picks up newspapers, Morell said, "I see a lot of bias. I'm not surprised the president sees all that and (decides) that the media are out to get him." Morell concluded, "What's interesting to me is that nobody in the media picked that up." Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ reviewjournal.com or 202-662-7391. Follow @ DebraJSaunders on Twitter. 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12A The Beaches Beacon, December 28, 2017March to accept a settlement for $850,000 in the ongoing lawsuit with Phil Graham Landscape Architecture over cracks in the Central Beach Trail. The mediated deal calls for the construction of a new Beach Trail and the replacement of 17 access modes to the beach, which also have cracks. The current sand wall will remain. Construction is expected to begin in early 2018. St. Pete Beach commissioners voted unanimously April 11 to approve a request for a conditional use permit for a mixed-use development on the site of the Coral Reef hotel property at 5750 Gulf Blvd. Owners of the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort plan to build a 217-room hotel on the site with an 811-space multistory parking garage, which will make up the proposed Sugar Sands at TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort. The building will include a timeshare sales center, a spa, tness center, a marketing of ce and a reception area. Madeira Beach officials voted 3-2 on May 4 to suspend City Manager Shane Crawford and re City Clerk Cheryl Crawford, Shane's wife. Newly-elected Mayor Maggi Black, who led the charge, said the move was needed "to make our city whole again." She insisted the move was "not based on retribution." Newly-elected commissioners Nancy Oakley and John Douthirt backed Black. A few weeks later, attorneys from both sides worked out a settlement agreement that ended Shane Crawford's employment with the city after 24 weeks as a consultant. The third race of the Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA series made its Pinellas County debut June 17-18 off St. Pete Beach behind the Post Card Inn. The event, presented by Mercury Racing and Powerboat P1 AquaX Racing, featured a series of SuperStock and high-powered jet ski races. Over 100 AquaX pro and amateur racers from around the world competed on personal watercraft at speeds of more than 70 mph. In addition, a total of nine SuperStock boats competed on a 2-mile oval course about 1,000 feet off the beach. The event is expected to return in 2018. Plans for a new complex that would provide police and fire services to the Redingtons were discussed at the July 12 Redington Shores Town Commission meeting. The proposed facility would be built on 173rd Avenue at the Redington Shores/North Redington Beach boundary. Redington Shores' town maintenance building is currently on the site. Funds from the new Penny for Pinellas are expected to pay for it. After four years of sitting vacant, it was announced in early August the site of the former Wine Cellar restaurant in North Redington Beach will soon be redeveloped into a group of restaurants called Redington Village. The two-acre site at 17307 Gulf Blvd., was purchased for $2.04 million by Redington Village LLC, which is a subsidiary of Tampa-based AG Development Group. Principals in the project are Allen Goins, chief executive of cer of AG Development, and Robert Schmidt of Belleair Shore, owner of Schmidt Investments of South Florida. Goins said the project encompasses four buildings and a total of 16,000 square feet. Plans call for 120 or more parking spaces. As work slowly wrapped up on the rst phase of the Pass-A-Grille Way road project, St. Pete Beach leaders took the rst step on the second phase Sept. 26. St. Pete Beach commissioners voted unanimously to approve a $10.2 million bid by Gibbs & Register, Inc. to complete the next leg of the project, from 19th Avenue south to First Avenue. The total cost will be in the area of $11.5 million after the city pays for new trees, street lights and a Duke Energy connection fee to a city storm water lift station. Madeira Beach gave the go-ahead in early October to a long-awaited drainage and roadway improvement project on Rex Place, approving spending just over $900,000. The work covers the entire road, from the intersection next to Winn-Dixie to the seawall by the Recreation Center. Al Carrier of Duel and Associates, the engineering rm managing the job, said the project includes new roadway construction, new curbs and a new storm water collection system. St. Pete Beach city commissioners passed an amendment to its ordinance regulating fats, oils and grease into the sewer system Oct. 10 that establishes alternative methods for measuring discharge into city sewers and sets an easier method for restaurants and auto repair shops to obtain a necessary commercial wastewater discharge permit. City Manager Wayne Saunders said the amendment gives the city more exibility with businesses on meeting the requirements for FOG discharges. A recall committee in Madeira Beach announced plans in mid-October to oust two city commissioners elected in March. Commissioners John Douthirt and Nancy Oakley, along with Mayor Maggi Black, won their seats in a hotly contested election, fueled mostly by controversy over two major developments planned for the city's eastern gateway corridor. A recall flyer charges Douthirt and Oakley with "numerous charter and Sunshine Law violations," as well as being incompetent and having "questionable ethics." A decision by Florida's Second District Court of Appeals Oct. 27 opened the door for the city of Treasure Island to again stage events on the beach but public parking on the beach remains illegal. After a four-year court battle, the appeals court ruled that it found no error in a lower court's decision that the city violated Section 161.58(2) of the Florida Statutes by allowing public parking of vehicles on the beach during city-sponsored events. However, the appellate court ruled the lower court "went too far" when it declared "any additional conduct illegal, declared the city's ordinance invalid and enjoined the city from hosting or allowing' any vehicular parking and driving on Treasure Island Beach.'" Translation: When the city hosts events on the beach, only vendor vehicles will now be allowed on the beach temporarily to load and unload. Treasure Island city commissioners named Garry Brumback city manager. The decision was announced Nov. 3, following interviews by commissions a day earlier. Brumback, 60, most recently was town manager of Southington, Connecticut where he served seven years. He also served previously as assistant city manager in Clearwater. He replaces Reid Silverboard, who retired in May after 10 years as Treasure Island city manager. After weeks of speculation about his future as Madeira Beach city manager, Derryl O'Neal decided Nov. 13 to return to his old job as city re chief. O'Neal was back and forth on the issue since being named city manager Oct. 10 to replace Shane Crawford. In a letter to the City Commission, O'Neal cited changing advice he was given concerning the retirement benefits he would receive if he made the switch from re chief to city manager. O'Neal said, in consulting with his financial adviser at Raymond James Investments and of cials of the Florida Retirement System and Florida Department of Revenue in Tallahassee, he was given con icting and sometimes incorrect information. O'Neal said he was told, during reviews of his nancial status, that he "would be OK," as the city manager is an appointed position with an exempt status. Later, he was advised "the FRS retirement bene t that I had worked toward for the past 30 years would stop and all my assets would be frozen inde nitely." The barrage of information caused O'Neal, after initially accepting the city manager position to step down and request a return to being re chief two weeks later, on Oct. 27. Then three days later, on Oct. 30, O'Neal announced he wanted to remain in the city manager job, for now, and evaluate his options. As the year ended, Treasure Island officials were still holding out hope the Federal Highway Administration would give them the thumbs-up to return tolls to the Treasure Island Causeway. Commissioners want the endorsement of the FHWA after Interim City Manager Amy Davis received an email from Cynthia Eisenmacher, the federal tolling program manager for the FHWA's Center for Innovative Finance Support, listing ve exceptions to a federal statute that restricts the city's ability to toll Causeway Boulevard. With that in mind, city leaders moved forward on a proposal by Thornton Williams of the Thornton Law Group to engage FHWA to determine if the city is able to qualify for any of the exceptions and return tolls to the causeway again. THE BEACHES, from page 1A Be a lifesaver ... Every two seconds in the United States someone needs blood. One in every three people at some time will need a blood transfusion. OneBlood, a nonpro t community organization, is responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to 213 hospital partners and their patients partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. To nd out more information about donating at OneBlood centers, visit oneblood.org. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. 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Outdoors 13A Beacon, December 28, 2017Fish active, plenty of bait abounds entering JanuaryA December that started off concerning, as far as the weather, no doubt turned into another beauty.As we enter January, water temperatures are holding in the low 70s. For the most, part fish remain active, bait can still be found and whether you fish inshore or offshore there are plenty of options.Spotted seatrout shing remains very good along the spoil banks up and down the Intracoastal Waterway. Free-lining pilchards or select shrimp along the deep-side dropoffs on the incoming tide have been producing good numbers of trout ranging in size from 16 to 20 inches. Occasionally, some have been much larger than that. There are good numbers of the slot-sized sh out there. So we've been releasing the sh over 20 inches. It's the larger sh that will produce the most eggs on the upcoming spawn. Scaled sardines and small to medium-sized thread ns can be found holding on the Bay bridges, as well as the pass bridges at night. Offshore, gag grouper is now closed. Hog sh and grunts will be the staple over the next few months. Hogfish numbers are good and ledges as shallow as 20 feet are holding schools of them. Generally speaking, the deeper you go the better opportunity you have to catch them on rod and reel. The shallow ledges can be holding schools of spot tail pin sh, small sea bass and regular pin sh that can wipe out your shrimp stocks quickly. We have been targeting ledges in 40 feet this past week. Visibility has been good so we have been dropping down to a 25-pound uorocarbon leader in order to get action. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at email@example.com. To get a sh photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Outdoors notesAmberjack season reopens May 1 The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced. Greater amberjack is over shed and undergoing over shing, and the season has closed increasingly early in recent years due to federal quotas being met or exceeded, FWC said in a press release. This new season structure will optimize recreational fishing opportunities in both the spring and fall while minimizing harvest during the spawning season, helping to rebuild the stock. For more information on greater amberjack, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on "Saltwater Fishing," "Recreational Regulations" and "Amberjack." be included in the cost of the program, which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks ($60 for couples sharing the materials). For more information, call Jim at 727-360-4846, Warren at 727-3217801 or Phil at 727-865-2226. Preregistration is required. Visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite. com. Call 727-453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Clearwater Audubon to host bird walkCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host its monthly bird walk Saturday, Jan. 6, at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Participants should meet in the parking lot at 8 a.m. Birders of all levels welcome. Visit www.clearwateraudubonsociety.org.Safety Harbor Recreation plans Nerf WarsSAFETY HARBOR Nerf Wars will be presented Saturday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, at Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. The event is designed for children age 5 and older. Cost is $5 a person. Attendees should bring their Nerf blaster along with labeled darts. The event will feature a wide range of competitive activities to test the skill and aim of each participant. For information, call the community center at 727-724-1530. For a list of additional events and classes, visit www.safetyharborrecreation.com.Suncoast Conchologists to meetCLEARWATER The Suncoast Conchologists Shell Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7:15 p.m., in Fellowship Hall at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N., Clearwater. The program will be presented by Anita Freudenthal. Freudenthal will talk about how eating food from the sea can make a person sick. For information, visit www.suncoastconchologists.org, call 727-7964117 or email Suncoastshells@aol.com.Saltwater shing course setMADEIRA BEACH A ve-week course on recreational saltwater shing will begin Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Madeira Beach City Marina, 503 150th Ave. The instructor is Capt. David Zalewski, operator of the charter boat Lucky Too III located at the marina. Zalewski has been shing local waters since 1962. Subjects to be covered include knot systems; care, selection and use of tackle; electronics; arti cial lure inshore shing; bottom shing; live bait and hardware trolling; arti cial reefs and the cleaning of sh. Class size is limited. Fee is $50 for the course. For more information or to make reservations, call 727-460-9893 or email Luckytoo2@aol.com.Gag grouper harvest closesFWC of cials have announced gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1. The same day, several species of grouper will also close to recreational and commercial harvest in Florida state waters of the Atlantic and all state waters off Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, and yellow n grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. State waters in the Atlantic are from shore out to 3 nautical miles. State waters off Monroe County extend to 3 nautical miles in the Atlantic and out to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf. Federal waters begin where state waters end and extend to 200 nautical miles. For gag grouper, state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor and Jefferson counties will reopen to harvest April 1 through June 30 and Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. All other Gulf state waters (except waters off Monroe County) and all Gulf federal waters will reopen June 1 through Dec. 31. The harvest closure was established to ensure the long-term sustainability of Atlantic grouper species by protecting them during their spawning season. A similar closure will also occur in federal waters of the Atlantic.Safe boating classes available in MadeiraMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 offers monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes meet the rst Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. 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 under way. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certi cate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. Experienced U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors teach all classes. For more information, call 727-391-5185 or 727-515-7827.Safe boating program offered in Pass-A-GrilleST. PETE BEACH U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-8 has a 12week repeating cycle of Safe Boating Program meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way, one mile south of the Don CeSar Hotel. Participants can start at any point in the cycle. Arrive the rst time at 6:30 p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed and illustrated materials that cover a variety of program topics. The classes are: Jan. 2, Handling Your Boat; Jan. 9, Your Highway Signs; Jan. 16, Rules of the Nautical Road; Jan. 23, Boating Safety; Jan. 30, Introduction to Navigation; Feb. 6, Powering Your Boat; Feb. 13, Lines and Knots. The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship 14th Edition 400-page manual. All materials will Snook season reopens March 1The recreational harvest season for snook is currently in Gulf state and federal waters but will reopen March 1. In the meantime, anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season. This and other regular season closures are designed to help conserve the species during vulnerable times such as cold weather. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater Fishing," "Recreational Regulations" and "Snook" for more information on snook. Improve data and report your catch on the Snook & Game sh Foundation's Angler Action iAngler app at SnookFoundation.org.Derelict vessel grants availableThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering the opportunity to apply for Derelict Vessel Removal Grants. The application period for the Bulk Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program is Jan. 8 through Feb. 21. Applications received after Feb. 21, will not be eligible for consideration in round one, but may be considered for a potential subsequent round, if funding remains available. All removal applications must demonstrate proof that due process was provided for each vessel's owner. At a minimum, this would include an opportunity for the vessel owner to challenge the derelict vessel determination, either in criminal court or in an administrative hearing. Vessel cases not demonstrating that these opportunities have been offered to the owners of the vessels will not be considered for state funding assistance. Should funding be available for a second or subsequent rounds of applications, new announcements will be made. The grant guidelines and application form may be downloaded at: http://www.MyFWC.com/DVGrant. For guidelines and an application contact Phil Horning at 850-617-9540 or email DVGrant@MyFWC.com. Weedon to host guided hikeST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturday, Dec. 30, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ecosystems and early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while hiking the coastal uplands and the boardwalks through mangrove forests. The program is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite. com. Call 727-453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Coastal uplands hike slatedST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 6, 9 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ecosystems and early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while hiking the coastal uplands and the boardwalks through mangrove forests. The program is best for ages 6 and older. Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 CHURCHANDTEMPLEDIRECTORY Tell the Public about Your S ervices Âcall 727-397-5563 SB Friday ni g ht S abbath services 7pm17th S t. & 29th Ave., S t. 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Please come meet with us atHoliday Inn Express & Suites 4816 100th Way N St. Petersburg, FL 33708 727-458-9963 120717 CHAPEL ON THE HILL CHAPEL ON THE HILL United Church of Christ 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole Â 727-391-2919 Â“No matter who you are or where you are on lifeÂ’s journey you are welcome hereÂ”Worship: Sunday 10am Thrift Store: Friday & Saturday 9am-1pm122117 Robert E. Â“BobÂ” CARR Robert E. Â“BobÂ” Carr, age 94 of Belleair, passed away Saturday night, December 16, 2017. Born in Denver, CO, he began his career in the travel business with Eastern Airlines in 1944 and retired after more than 30 years. He met and married Wilsie Wingfield in 1951 and they owned four travel agencies, a tour business, and in 1975, with Myra Chandler Haas, started three local newspapers known as the Belleair Bee (1975) and later the Largo Leader and Beach Bee. Bob was also active in Largo Rotary and many travel organizations. He is survived by his daughters, Robin Schenck of Belleair, FL, Melissa Prohs (John) of Gold River, CA; a son, Robert Craig Carr (Sharon) of Monroe, GA and four grandsons: Brian and Derek Carr, Thomas C. and Robert Scott Schenck. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations be made in BobÂ’s name to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. Hubbell Funeral Home www. HubbellFuneralHome.comObituaries Luis Ortega our denture s peci a li s t, h as over 45 ye a r s of experience cre a ting b e a utiful n a tur a l s mile s Se h ab l a e s p a olÂ Cu s tom Denture s Â S a me D a y Reline s Â S a me D a y Rep a ir sIn House Denture Lab10%OFFAny DentureADA D 5110, 5120, 5213, 5214FREEConsultationDentures and Partials 11240 P a rk Blvd. Â The P a rk Collectionnext to Ein s tein Bro s B a gel s7273 98-0085 011917 You Too C a n H a ve A Be a utiful Smile! Monica Doyle D.M.D., P.A. IN HOUSEDENTURE LAB
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Beacon, December 28, 2017 415 Bayview Drive, Belleair $2,799,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Standing stalwartly upon splendid bluffs overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, this magni cent ve bedroom home is all about the Florida Lifestyle. Ensconced on a gorgeous property with over 170 feet of panoramic waterfront views and gracious verandas, this special property lends itself to entertaining, family gatherings, and breathtaking sunsets featuring the barrier islands and Sand Key. Double leaded glass entry doors lead to a large foyer with inlaid creme mar l marble tile oor opening to the elegant formal living and dining rooms. Gleaming pecan hardwood oors are found throughout this custom home. Text 460419 to 35620 for property details. 512 Belle Isle Ave., Belleair Beach $2,100,000 Michelle Chenault 727-481-5700 VIEWS! VIEWS VIEWS! Enjoy magni cent outdoor living and stunning wide-open views in this gorgeous custom-built waterfront home. Built in 1997, this 5-bed, 4.5 bath beauty features 4,700 sq. ft. of air-conditioned space and makes an ideal home for entertaining. A custom "ocean wave" glass front door welcomes you home into the main oor and into a formal living room/dining room with 24' cathedral ceilings, a custom stone replace and breathtaking views of Clearwater Bay. There is a large covered outdoor patio off the dining room and kitchen, a beautiful swimming pool, and a deep water dock. Text 577605 to 35620 for property details. 105 Manatee Road, Belleair $949,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Close by December to get Homestead in 2018! Seller can close quickly! Established in a quaint yet af uent coastal community, this exquisite Belleair estate was designed for luxury living on a grand scale. Featuring 4 restful bedrooms, 3.5 baths, home of ce, formal and intimate dining and entertaining rooms including a swanky cocktail lounge, gourmet kitchen, 2 replaces and an abundance of balcony and patio spaces that harmoniously blend the outdoors with in. Crafted with reverence for natural Florida landscapes, the property rolls gently downhill into a private reserve while water views and breezes from across the way lend an open air feel to this immaculate home. Text 549834 to 35620 for property details. 880 Mandalay Avenue, #C1013, Clearwater Beach $533,000 James Welch 727-742-0999 FULL OCEAN VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM. FROM THIS 10TH FLOOR CENTRAL TOWER LOCATION, THE VIEW OF THE GULF OF MEXICO IS BREATHTAKING. IT CAN BE YOURS EVERYDAY. This condo has been tastefully remodeled with imported Italian tile throughout. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo can also function as a large one bedroom unit with an in-law apt complete with separate entrance. 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Spacious open living room and dining room open to one of two large balconies with beautiful water views. Large kitchen also has same water views. Extra large master bedroom has walk-in closet, large bath area, and a separate fabulous, large balcony. Features include full size laundry. Covered parking sp. #12. Heated waterfront pool. Deep water Docks when available. Text 579855 to 35620 for property details. 3457 Tealwood Circle, Palm Harbor $250,000 Treasure Devening-Glenn 727-385-9503 Highly sought after East Lake corridor features the most pristine and immaculately maintained villa you will nd! Located on the end, and boasting more than 1600 square feet, this home features split plan bedrooms, plus a den nished with built in book shelf and chair rails. A rare nd for sure! Enter through the front door, behind the newer glass door, and into an open plan. Kitchen complete with newer appliances, granite transformations counter tops, tiled backsplash, and huge double door closet pantry. Inside laundry has newer washer and dryer, and wash sink complete with cabinetry. Text 578711 to 35620 for property details. 1929 Arvis Circle E, Clearwater $409,900 Margie Pretzman 570-760-3646 New Year's House-olution..Light up your life in this roomy 4/3/2 w/ pool, conveniently located on a QUIET street you're sure to love! New kitchen has granite, stainless steel BOSCH Appliances, recessed lighting, and the sellers are offering $10,000 credit so you can choose the type of ooring you prefer. The Master Bedroom is spacious & the bath has been totally remodeled w/ a soaking tub & double sinks. New 14 SEER AC, TOUCHLESS FAUCETS, & SALT Water pool w/ new pump make this a great new place for you! Text 550022 to 35620 for property details. 1591 Gulf Blvd. #303S Clearwater Beach $376,000 Michelle Chenault 727-481-5700 *** INCLUDES A 6K LB DEEDED BOAT SLIP VALUE $35,000++ **** Huge 1363 sq. ft. waterfront 2 bed / 2 bath condo on Clearwater Beach. This beautifully updated east facing property includes a deeded boat slip and two parking spaces Covered space # 24 and uncovered space # 43. Recent upgrades include New American Standard A/C Unit and Compressor (August 2017), Fully painted (November 2017), New Carpet throughout (November 2017), Popcorn Ceiling removed and Freshly Painted Ceiling (November 2017) and a water softener and 4 ceiling fans. Text 576999 to 35620 for property details. 214 1st Street Indian Rocks Beach $525,000 Tricia Priest 727-612-6277 Nestled in the heart of Indian Rocks Beach and the history of the town is this original cottage that has been lovingly restored and maintained by the owners. Manning Hammock is a unique property that sits on two lots and is surrounded by oak trees, tropical plantings and a white picket fence. This sweet cottage is just about a block from the sand yet the feeling of this property can transport you back in time. 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Beacon, December 28, 2017 Coming attractions: 2018Merger means Disney likely to dominate the box of ce for the foreseeable future By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersThe Walt Disney Company Â– which already owns Marvel Studios and Lucas lm Â– announced recently that it will acquire a broad swathe of assets from 21st Century Fox. Yes, that means Disney will recover all those stray Marvel properties that had eluded them, including The X-Men, Deadpool and The Fantastic Four. It also means Disney will be overseeing the upcoming sequels to Â“Avatar.Â” What does that mean? In 2018, everythingÂ’s coming up Disney. Well, almost everything. As 2017 comes to a close, itÂ’s time to take a look at next yearÂ’s slate Hollywood follies. Before jumping into that long list, we should examine 2017Â’s most successful endeavors. As of Dec. 26, the top domestic box of ce moneymaker is Â“Beauty and the Beast,Â” which has made $504 million domestically according to Box Of ce Mojo, a website that tracks box of ce revenue. It is followed by Â“Wonder Woman,Â” with $412 million; and Â“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,Â” with $397 million. Looking at the chart for worldwide grosses, Â“Beauty and the BeastÂ” remains in the top spot with $1.26 billion. Taking second place is Â“The Fate of the FuriousÂ” with $1.23 billion. Â“Despicable Me 3Â” comes in at No. 3 with $1.0 billion. Other films making it into the top 10 for domestic box of ce totals include Â“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,Â” Â“Spider-Man: Homecoming,Â” Â“It,Â” Â“Thor: Ragnarok,Â” Â“Despicable Me 3,Â” Â“LoganÂ” and Â“The Fate of the Furious.Â” Five of the top 10 domestic grossing lms leap off the pages of comic books and feature superheroes. Only two family-friendly films Â– both rated PG Â– made the top 10 this year: Â“Beauty and the BeastÂ” and Â“Despicable Me 3.Â” Conversely, only two R-rated lms reached the top 10: Â“ItÂ” and Â“Logan.Â” Those trends will likely continue in the coming year. Following is a look at 15 of the most anticipated lms of 2018.Â‘Black PantherÂ’Release date: Feb. 16 Director: Ryan Coogler Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita NyongÂ’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis Genre: Comic book, action Marvel Studios delves deeper into the story of TÂ’Challa and his kingdom, Wakanda. Black Panther is one of the most iconic characters to come out of the Marvel Bullpen during the Silver Age, making his rst appearance in 1966, in issue 52 of Fantastic Four. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Led by Chadwick Boseman in the title role, the upcoming lm boasts an incredibly talented cast and is generating as much excitement among fans as Â“Avengers: In nity War,Â” which also hits theaters in 2018.Â‘AnnihilationÂ’ Release date: Feb. 23 Director: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac Genre: Thriller, action, science ction and adventure Paramount Pictures will release this science fantasy/action/horror lm based on the novel of the same name by author and literary critic Jeff VanderMeer, a resident of Tallahassee and three-time World Fantasy Award winner. Â“AnnihilationÂ” is the rst book in VanderMeerÂ’s Southern Reach trilogy. The story follows an expedition into an environmental disaster zone that has already claimed many victims.Â‘A Wrinkle in TimeÂ’Release date: March 9 Director: Ava DuVernay Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Chris Pine, Zach Gali anakis, Andre Holland, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, Will McCormack and Michael Pena Genre: Family, science fantasy If you attended public school during or after the late 1960s, chances are some teacher introduced you to Â“A Wrinkle in Time.Â” This 1962 science fantasy novel written by Madeleine LÂ’Engle won the Newberry Medal along with several other prestigious awards. It is long overdue for a serious cinematic adaptation Â– although Disney did made an earlier attempt in 2003 with a less-than-spectacular TV movie that even the author disliked. This time around, Walt Disney Studios is showing far more respect for the subject matter, tapping director Ava DuVernay to helm the project.Â‘Tomb RaiderÂ’Release date: March 16 Director: Roar Uthaug Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Sir Derek Jacobi and Kristin Scott Thomas Genre: Action and adventure Do we really need to reboot this franchise? I donÂ’t think so Â… but Hollywood movie moguls never ask for my opinion Â– so here we are. LetÂ’s consider the history: Â“Tomb Raider,Â” the video game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive, was originally released in 1996. At the time, it was considered one of the greatest video games ever made. It generated two lms Â– Â“Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderÂ” (2001) and Â“Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeÂ” (2003) Â– in which Angelina Jolie starred in the title role. In 2013, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix releaed Â“Tomb Raider,Â” the 10th title in the game franchise. The cinematic reboot is supposedly based on this release.Â‘Paci c Rim UprisingÂ’Release date: March 23 Director: Steven S. DeKnight Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day Genre: Action and science ction In this corner, we have super-sized sea monsters (also known as interdimensional kaiju). In the opposite corner, we have giant humanoid robots (also known as Jaegers). And Â… ght! It may be a bit of a surprise that this franchise managed to get the Photo courtesy of MARVEL STUDIOSChadwick Boseman stars in Â“Black Panther,Â” the next lm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOSChris Pine stars in Â“A Wrinkle in Time.Â” Photo by ILZE KITSHOFF/WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENTAlicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer PicturesÂ’ action adventure Â“Tomb Raider.Â” Photo courtesy of UNIVERSAL PICTURES/AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENTOwen (Chris Pratt) meets the vicious T. rex in Â“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.Â” See COMING ATTRACTIONS, reverse
Beacon, December 28, 2017 green-light for a sequel. The rst lm Â– 2013Â’s Â“Paci c RimÂ” Â– didnÂ’t do very well domestically, earning $101 million, a little more than half the lmÂ’s production budget of $190 million. Overseas, Â“Paci c RimÂ” was a bigger box of ce draw. Foreign revenue exceeded $300 million. Â‘The New MutantsÂ’ Release date: April 13 Director: Josh Boone Starring: Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor Joy, Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Alice Braga Genre: Action, science ction and adventure Look everybody: The X-Men had a baby! Well, a spin-off, so to speak, featuring an ensemble cast of teenage mutant superheroes. In the publishing world, The New Mutants can be traced back to Marvel Graphic Novel No. 4. Created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, the original team consisted of Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot and Wolfsbane. Some of these characters will appear in the lm. Â‘Avengers: In nity WarÂ’Release date: May 4 Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd and Josh Brolin Genre: Action, science ction and adventureÂ‘Solo: A Star Wars StoryÂ’Release date: May 25 Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Michael K. Williams, Ian Kenny, Warwick Davis, Clint Howard and Paul Bettany Genre: Action, science fantasy and adventure The good news is that the screenplay was written by Lawrence Â“The Empire Strikes BackÂ” Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The not-so-good news is that the first two directors on the project Â– Phil Lord and Chris Miller Â– apparently got sacked over Â“creative differences.Â” The unexpected-but-probably-promising news is that Lucas lm tapped Ron Â“OpieÂ” Howard to come to the rescue. The hope is that the lm will have a space Western feel to it as it gives audiences a glimpse at a young roguish smuggler before that fateful meeting in the Mos Eisley Cantina that drew him into the rebellion. Am I the only person thinking about re-reading Brian DaleyÂ’s trilogy Â“Han Solo at StarsÂ’ End,Â” Â“Han SoloÂ’s RevengeÂ” and Â“Han Solo and the Lost LegacyÂ”? Â‘OceanÂ’s 8Â’Release date: June 8 Director: Gary Ross Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Richard Armitage, James Corden, Nora Â‘AwkwafinaÂ’ Lum, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter Genre: Action and adventure OK, letÂ’s start at the beginning because this is complicated. In 1960, Lewis Milestone directed Â“OceanÂ’s 11,Â” a heist lm featuring no less than ve members of the Rat Pack, including Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop. The story follows a group of veterans who are recruited into a scheme to rob ve different Las Vegas casinos in one night. Fast forward to 2001. Steven Soderbergh directed a remake of the 1960 lm, calling it Â“OceanÂ’s Eleven.Â” That lm starred George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garca and Julia Roberts. Two sequels Â– OceanÂ’s Twelve (2004) and OceanÂ’s Thirteen (2007) Â– followed. Fast forward again. Â“OceanÂ’s 8Â” is being described as both a sequel to and an all-female reboot of SoderberghÂ’s trilogy. Â‘The Incredibles 2Â’Release date: June 15 Director: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner and Samuel L. Jackson Genre: Action, animation, adventure and family ItÂ’s about time, Pixar. Seriously: Why did it take 14 years to get back to this franchise? By comparison, over a 15-year period, three Toy Story movies were released. Over a nine-year period, three Cars movies were released Â– along with the spin-off DisneyToon lms Â“PlanesÂ” and Â“Planes: Fire & Rescue.Â” Maybe the executives at Disney-Pixar didnÂ’t think that audiences were interested in superhero movies Â– because, there are so few of those around these days. Also, can I just go ahead and ask for a mash-up between The Incredibles and Fantastic Four?Â‘Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomÂ’Release date: June 22 Director: J.A. Bayona Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum Genre: Thriller, action, science ction and adventure Following are ways in which this movie differs from others in the franchise: 1. It is about dinosaurs that live on an island; and, 2. The dinosaurs occasionally devour people (with all the running and the screaming and the Â“somebody save my baby!Â”) So, actually, maybe it is somewhat similar to the earlier lms. ItÂ’s OK Â– theyÂ’re dinosaurs. Who gets tired of watching dinosaurs? Maybe this is all leading to a dinosaur apocalypse. Or maybe the dinosaurs will get sick and become zombie dinosaurs. It could be titled Â“Jurassic World: The Stomping Dead.Â” If anyone needs a script for that, contact me.Â‘Ant-Man and the WaspÂ’Release date: July 6 Director: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip Â“T.I.Â” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins and Randall Park Genre: Action and adventure Marvel Studios continues a busy release schedule in with its third offering of 2018 Â– and the 20th lm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this sequel to 2015Â’s Â“Ant-Man,Â” the heroes are asked to rescue Hank PymÂ’s wife from the quantum realm, which is a microverse contained within a spacewall which can only be breached at certain points. Too sciencey? Remember that episode of Â“Mork and MindyÂ” when Mork takes a cold capsule to shrink his nasal membranes and ends up shrinking himself into an alternate universe? There you go.Â‘X-Men: Dark PhoenixÂ’Release date: Nov. 2 Director: Simon Kinberg Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jessica Chastain, Alison Blaire, Lamar Johnson and Evan Peters Genre: Action and science ction Simon Kinberg directs this adaptation of Chris ClaremontÂ’s Â“The Dark Phoenix Saga.Â” The lm will be set in the 1990s following the defeat of Apocalypse. Â‘AquamanÂ’Release date: Dec. 21 Director: James Wan Starring: Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Ludi Lin, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman Genre: Action and adventure Jason Momoa has already succeeded in making Aquaman cool Â– and that was no simple task. For Gen X kids raised Â“The Super FriendsÂ” and the Bronze Age run of Â“Justice League of America,Â” Traditionally, Aquaman was generally the superhero who took the call whenever a ship was off course or when Sandy and Bud Ricks misplaced Flipper. If you were to rank undersea-dwelling comic book and cartoon characters, MarvelÂ’s Namor the Sub-Mariner and DisneyÂ’s King Triton would take the top spots. Poor Aquaman would be tied with Hanna-BarberaÂ’s Jabberjaw. Momoa changed all that, giving audiences a Conan-like interpretation of Aquaman. By the way, MomoaÂ’s portrayal of Conan wasnÂ’t as compelling.Â‘Mary Poppins ReturnsÂ’Release date: Dec. 25 Director: Bob Marshall Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson and Angela Lansbury Genre: Fantasy and musical When Â“Star Wars: The Last JediÂ” was released in December 2017, a bunch of whiny naysayers ooded social media with scorn and derision. Among their ridiculous complaints was the frequently repeated pronouncement that the new franchise installment was so bad that it Â“ruinedÂ” their childhood by poisoning their beloved Star Wars nostalgia. There is nothing reasonable nor respectable about these juvenile ravings. However, if Walt Disney Studios isnÂ’t extremely careful with Â“Mary Poppins Returns,Â” it could totally ruin my childhood. COMING ATTRACTIONS, from front Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOS/PIXARDisney-Pixar brings its favorite animated superhero family back to the screen with Â“Incredibles 2.Â” Photo courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURESNatalie Portman plays Lena in Â“AnnihilationÂ” from Paramount Pictures and Skydance. Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOSWalt Disney Studios hopes to end 2018 with a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sequel: Â“Mary Poppins Returns,Â” starring Emily Blunt.
Events Â Movies Â Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, December 28, 2017 Â Visit www.TBNweekly.comÂ Â“Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsÂ” in Concert, Dec. 2829, 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 30, 2 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $49. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. Audiences will be ensorcelled by the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second lm in the Harry Potter series. Tickets for the show start at $49. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. The Florida Orchestra will perform John WilliamsÂ’ unforgettable score from Â“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,Â” while the entire lm plays in high-de nition on a 40-foot screen. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which is another magical experience from J.K. RowlingÂ’s Wizarding World, kicked off in June 2016 with Â“Harry Potter and the SorcererÂ’s StoneÂ” and is scheduled to include hundreds of performances across more than 35 countries around the world through 2018. Â Supervillains, KashÂ’d Out and Unmotivated; Saturday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m. to midnight, at Jannus Live, 18 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Admission is free. This is an all-ages show. No tickets are required. For information, visit www.jannuslive.com. Â Donna the Buffalo, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 30-31, at SkipperÂ’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets for Saturday are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Tickets for Sunday are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the show. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com. Known as one of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for nearly thirty years, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. With roots in old time ddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of Cajun/Zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, DonnaÂ’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with. Â Salute to Vienna, Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This holiday season, concertgoers will be enchanted by the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance and the delicate beauty of ballet. The annual event will welcome 2018 with a triumphant celebration. Inspired by ViennaÂ’s beloved New YearÂ’s Concert, this frothy celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with a full orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave toes tapping. Attendees will fall in love with a musical program that weaves highlights from Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus and Gypsy Princess with energetic overtures, Strauss waltzes including the Blue Danube and polkas from ViennaÂ’s golden age. Â Jim Gaf gan, Sunday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $32. Visit Ticketmaster. com or call 800-745-3000. Tickets also are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at the McDonaldÂ’s ticket of ce at Amalie Arena. For venue information, visit www.amaliearena.com. Gaf gan is more than a Grammy-nominated comedian. HeÂ’s a New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling father of 5. He recently wrapped the rst season of his semictitious television show, Â“The Jim Gaf gan Show,Â” which TV Land picked up for a second season and premieres this summer. The series, lauded by The Los Angeles Times as Â“fun and funny,Â” was developed by Peter Tolan along with Gaf gan and his wife, Jeannie, who both also serve as executive producers and showrunners. The single-camera comedy co-stars Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black, and Adam Goldberg and revolves around one manÂ’s struggle to balance fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Top ve diversions Photo by LAURIE SPARHAM/FOCUS FEATURESDaniel Day-Lewis stars as Reynolds Woodcock and Vicky Krieps stars as Alma in writer/director Paul Thomas AndersonÂ’s Â“Phantom T hread,Â” a Focus Features release. Opening this weekend Â‘Film Stars DonÂ’t Die in LiverpoolÂ’ features Bening; Day-Lewis stars in Â‘Phantom ThreadÂ’ Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersIn the closing days of 2017, only a handful of movies will nd their way into theaters. While Hollywood has nothing slated to open in wide release this weekend, the following lms will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.Â‘Phantom ThreadÂ’Genre: Drama Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Rated: R Set in the glamour of 1950Â’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through WoodcockÂ’s life, providing the con rmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a xture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he nds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest lm, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Â“Phantom ThreadÂ” is Paul Thomas AndersonÂ’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.Â‘In the FadeÂ’Genre: Drama Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Nuan Acar and Johannes Krisch Director: Fatih Akin Rated: R Out of nowhere, KatjaÂ’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind-numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate KatjaÂ’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and NuriÂ’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but thereÂ’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice. 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2B Just for Fun Beacon, December 28, 2017A&E newsÂ‘Almost CherÂ’ tribute show to visit Largo Community CenterLARGO Â– Helen Masiko will present Almost Cher on Thursday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. The show is part of the Bright Lights Concert Series. Tickets range from $14 to $16. For information, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 727518-3131. Since 1988, Masiko has been performing professionally as Cher across the United States and internationally. The Â“Almost CherÂ” tribute show will have everyone dancing in the aisles. Held in the Goodman Ballroom at the Largo Community Center, there isnÂ’t a bad seat in the house. All seats for all shows are reserved at the time of purchase. Limited concessions will be available. CPPAC to welcome Bria SkonbergLARGO Â– Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg will perform Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Visit LargoArts.com or call 727-587-6793. Skonberg recently won the 2017 JUNO Award Â– the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award Â– for Best Vocal Jazz Album. Further accolades include Best Vocal and Best Trumpet awards from Hot House Jazz Magazine and Outstanding Jazz Artist at the New York Bistro Awards. She also was a nominee for Jazz journalistsÂ’ Association Up and Coming Artist. To date, Skonberg has performed at some 100 festivals worldwide. Catherine Hickman Theater to present Rat Pack Together Again GULFPORT Â– The Rat Pack Together Again will perform Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m., at Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-893-1070. This Tony Sands production serves as a tribute to the legendary performers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. These famous superstars came together in the 1960s at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. This show will recreate their magic once again. The performance captures the onstage banter that made the Rat Pack act a huge hit in Vegas. Even though all have since died, their legacy lives on through three sensational tribute artists who assume the roles of the talented singers during their glory days. Tony Sands stars as Sinatra, Johnny Petillo will be playing Dean Martin, and Geno Monroe portrays Sammy. Together, they bring audiences the best of the Rat Pack songs, comedy, skits, and of course, all their individual hits. Second Saturday ArtWalk setST. PETERSBURG Â– The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, Jan. 13, 5 to 9 p.m. The monthly event allows attendees to explore St. PetersburgÂ’s ve exciting arts districts as 40 artistsÂ’ studios and galleries open their doors. Free parking can be found on First Avenue North and First Avenue South from 15th Street to 30th Street and at The Clay Center of St. Petersburg, MGA Studios and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. For a map and list of participants, visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org.SAGES to stage Â‘CommittedÂ’GULFPORT Â– SAGES will present Â“Committed,Â” running Feb. 3-11, at Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Performances are Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $13.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit www.senioractorsguild.com. This delightful comedy is back by popular demand as encore performances for two weekends. The Golden Years of retirement bring new opportunities for those who seize the day. Play session for neuro-diverse young artists setGULFPORT Â– Studio Duvoe in conjunction with Pinellas Autism Project and the City of Imagination will host a creative play session for neuro-diverse (ADHD, autistic, dyslexic, etc.) and physically challenged children from ages 5 to 21 on Saturday, Jan. 6, 1 to 4 p.m., at City of Imagination, 2726 54th St. S., Gulfport. The cost for the three-hour session is $25 payable by PayPal, credit card or cash. All materials are included. Students that participate in the sessions will have selected artwork shown at the rst Art Opening of the season at the City of Imagination on Jan. 20. Neurotypical children and/or friends and family members are welcome. Call Caroline Duvoe at 727-271-5016 or email her at studioduvoe@yahoo. com for more information. Registration is available on-line at www.studi oduvoe.org.LGBTQ Film Series to screen Â‘road movieÂ’ at Gulfport Public LibraryGULFPORT Â– The LGBTQ Resource Center will continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., in the Friends Room at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. The featured lm will be a Â“warm and comedic lesbian road movie.Â” The lm series is a free gathering scheduled for second Thursdays.Free Fallin to perform at Central Park PACLARGO Â– Free Fallin: A Tribute to Tom Petty will take the stage Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. For information and tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call 727-587-6793. Free Fallin is honored and humbled to continue performing Tom PettyÂ’s music in the wake of his passing in October 2017. PettyÂ’s music has become the soundtrack for the 20th century and beyond. The Heartbreakers have sold over 80 million records and four of his albums. Presenting a stunningly accurate tribute to the look and sound of the Heartbreakers, Free Fallin has successfully toured the country for more than 10 years performing at festivals, fairs, casinos, and major concert venues. This has earned them a glowing reputation as one of the nest tribute bands in the country. Opening the show will be Swingtown. Swingtown is a classic rock band dedicated to playing the music of the great Steve Miller. The bandÂ’s frontman, Pat Flynn, is a professional musician who has played all over the United States and the Caribbean. FlynnÂ’s incredible musicianship has been showcased in casinos in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Northern California. There also will be a preshow party beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cottondale Swamp will provide the music for the preshow party. Cottondale Swamp is known as for its Florida Swamp Rock, Southern Rock and outlaw country sound. 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Entertainment 3B Beacon, December 28, 2017Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to bene t the LGBTQ Resource Center. Attendees may bring their own Â“brown bagÂ” supper and beverages. Seating is available on a rst-come, rst-served basis. The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. For information about the center, the Circle of Friends and the library, visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl. For event information, call 727-893-1074.Early Bird to stage Â‘Leading LadiesÂ’CLEARWATER Â– The Early Bird Dinner Theatre will launch its new comedy Â“Leading Ladies,Â” written by Ken Ludwig,Â” on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Shows are 11 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The price for buffet and show is $36 including tax. The buffet includes carved Virginia ham, roast beef, chicken entree, salmon, meatballs, vegetables, full salad bar and choice of dessert, with a full bar available. Catering onsite is by Banquet Masters. Call 727-446-5898 for reservations and specific dates available. Visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com or email email@example.com. The production will run through Feb. 25. Early BirdÂ’s cast is led by director Donna Donnelly. The talented ensemble includes Stephen Buhrman, TJ Gill, Kagey Good, Carey Parsons, Danny-Ray Polson, Stephen Riordan Nic Roland and Margee Sapowsky. Dean Wick designed and constructed the set. Susan Gill will serve as stage manager. Â“It is comedy gold,Â” said Early BirdÂ’s producer Susan Fletcher Lyons. Â“Donna Donnelly has been a joy to work with and has made a really funny play just hilarious ... this is the kind of knee-slapping farce that the Early Bird audiences really love.Â” Â“Leading LadiesÂ” is Donna DonnellyÂ’s directorial debut at Early Bird. Â“Â‘Leading LadiesÂ’ is Ken LudwigÂ’s farcical masterpiece,Â” said Donnelly. Â“The non-stop laughter is an irresistible treat for the audience. Â‘Leading LadiesÂ’ is a roller coaster of continuous laughs that leave the audience breathless. It might be the funniest play of the twentieth century, itÂ’s hilarity with a heart.Â” Early BirdÂ’s 2018 season includes the musical comedy Â“Nunsense,Â” running March 8 through April 29; and Â“The Savannah Sipping Society,Â” running May 12 through July 7.ReadOut Lesbian Literary event to debut in FebruaryGULFPORT Â– A new literary event featuring 15 lesbian authors will debut Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16-18, in Gulfport. ReadOut: Books For Lesbians will include a Friday night reception; author readings, book sales and signings, and keynote address by award-winning author Elizabeth Sims on Saturday; and a writerÂ’s workshop led by Sims, followed by a panel discussion on Sunday. Activities will take place at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. All events are free and open to all genders and members of the public, except the writerÂ’s workshop which requires a nominal fee and advanced registration. The waterfront town of Gulfport in Tampa Bay has been called the Â“Provincetown of FloridaÂ” for its richly diverse community and large proportion of LGBTQ residents. The event is expected to draw a large crowd excited to meet and hear authors and buy their books. Participating authors from around the country include S.W. Anderson, Lila Bruce, Giovanna Capone, CD Cain, Stefani Deoul, Meredith Doench, Eunice Fisher, Susan Gore, Mercedes Lewis, Renee MacKenzie, Patty G. Henderson, Fay Jacobs, J.B. Marsden, RJ Samuel, and Alison R. Solomon. Genres represented by these authors include romance, mystery, literary fiction, young adult, gothic historical, suspense, dramatic ction, paranormal, humor, poetry and memoir. Keynote speaker and workshop leader Elizabeth SimsÂ’ novels include the Lambda Award-winning Lillian Byrd crime series and the Rita Farmer mystery series. She is a contributing editor for WriterÂ’s Digest magazine, and author of Â“YouÂ’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams.Â” Her keynote address on Saturday morning is entitled Â“Perils and Payoffs: The Risky Business of Researching for Fiction.Â” The theme of her Sunday morning writerÂ’s workshop will be Â“Fearless Writing.Â” All Friday and Saturday events, as well as the Sunday panel discussion, are free and open to the public. Advanced registration and payment of a $15 fee are required for the Sunday writerÂ’s workshop. Workshop registration forms can be downloaded at www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources. Spaces are limited. Only cash, checks or money orders will be accepted. Visit the ReadOut event page on Facebook at www. facebook.com/events/173597636714684 or email ReadOut2018@gmail.com. A&E NEWS, from page 2B American Stage improv classesProgram taught by professionals from American Stage, Second City, Groundlings, & Upright CitizenÂ’s BrigadeST. PETERSBURG Â– American Stage recently announced that enrollment is open for winter Improv Training Program classes for adults. Classes run 10 weeks and begin in January. All classes are taught by professional theater artists and perform in the American Stage mainstage theater. Payment plans are available. Discounts are available for Adult Improv class early registration through Jan. 3. Winter classes for the American Stage Improv Training Program will get underway during the third week of January for beginner to advanced level students interested in the art of improvisation, sketch comedy and comedic storytelling. All classes are uniquely crafted and taught by professionals from American Stage Improv, Second City, The Groundlings, and Upright CitizenÂ’s Brigade. At the end of the quarter, all levels perform in a student show in the American Stage mainstage theater. This multi-level program guides participants through the foundations of improvisation as a performance medium, and offers guidance and coaching toward forming improv troupes. To enroll, call 727-823-1600, ext. 204, or visit www.americanstage.org/ improv. American Stage is at 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Following is a summary of American Stage Improv Training Program classes: Â IMPROV4LIFE Â– Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through March 21, 7 to 9 p.m. Improv4Life is like a club for those who are either new to improv, or are hooked and would like to keep playing. In every session, you will discover new possibilities as you explore the philosophy and practice of Â“Yes And.Â”. Through scenework and short-form improv games like those seen on the show Â“Whose Line Is It Anyway?,Â” this class provides the FUNdamentals and great practice time. Location: American Stage Performance in Student Festival: Sunday, March 25 Instructor: John Huls Tuition: $215 (enroll by Jan. 3 for 20 percent off with code: EARLY) Â Level 1: Setting the Scene Â– Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through March 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; or Saturdays, Jan. 20 through March 24, noon to 2 p.m. This class introduces students to the basics of how to perform longform improv. Students will learn and put into practice improv concepts like Â“Yes, AndÂ”, Â“Give And TakeÂ”, Â“Playing At The Top Of Your IntelligenceÂ”, and Â“Object/Space WorkÂ”. No matter what your improv experience level is, this 10-week course will show you how to create interesting scenes and explore new ideas, culminating in a showcase for your friends and family. Location: American Stage Final Performance: Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. Instructor: TBA Early Registration Price: $184 (use code Early) Tuition: $230 (enroll by Jan. 3 for 20 percent off with code: EARLY) Lab Fee: $30 Â Level 2: Finding the Funny Â– Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through March 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; or Saturdays, Jan. 20 through March 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Picking up where Level 1 left off, students will learn and put into practice improv concepts like Â“The Game Of The SceneÂ”, Â“Heightening/ ExploringÂ” and Â“Walk-OnsÂ”. The Level 2 course shifts focus to elevate the artistry of your improv work. It will heighten your technique, storytelling instincts, and wit, culminating in a showcase for friends and family. Location: American Stage Final Performance: Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. Instructor: Gavin Hawk Tuition: $255 (enroll by Jan. 3 for 20 percent off with code: EARLY) Â Prolab Series: Sketch Â– Saturdays, Jan. 20 through March 24, noon to 2 p.m. Learn to write and perform sketch comedy! This elective starts with the Photos courtesy of AMERICAN STAGEThe American Stage Improv Training Program cultivates community and personal growth through artistry, discovery, and collaborative fun. The American Stage Improv Training Program classes are for beginner to advanced level students interested in the art of improvisation, sketch comedy, and comedic storytelling. 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4B Entertainment Beacon, December 28, 2017Music sceneJohnny Mathis plays Ruth Eckerd Hall; Mahaffey welcomes Branford Marsalis; CPPAC presents Bria Skonberg By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay Newspapers Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. The Sunshine Music Festival will be presented Saturday, Jan. 13, noon, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $64.95 for general admission and $129.95 for reserved seating. VIP tickets are available for $229.95. The award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band makes their sixth headlining appearance at the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival. They have handpicked an unparalleled line-up of exciting acts to take part in this yearÂ’s concert. There also will be a wider array of refreshing craft beers and a larger variety of food vendors. This yearÂ’s musical lineup includes Mike Gordon, Medeski Martin & Wood, Galactic, Hot Tuna, The Suffers and Foundation of Funk. Winter Jam 2018 will hit the Tampa Bay area Saturday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Donations for this event start at $15 at the door. Visit www.amaliearena. com. Platinum-selling and Billboard Music Award-winning rockers Skillet will headline the Winter Jam 2018. Among the biggest annual tours in the world, Winter Jam is once again set to showcase a lineup of some of the best and brightest names in Christian music. The show will also feature Grammy-nominated recording artist and internationally-renowned worship leader Kari Jobe (featuring Cody Carnes); Grammy-nominated pop hitmakers Building 429; popular comedian and viral sensation John Crist; critically-acclaimed breakout hip-hop recording artist KB; Grammy-nominated tour creators and hosts, NewSong; Dove Award-winning chart-topper Jordan Feliz; and a message from author, speaker and evangelist Nick Hall. In addition, the Pre-Jam Party will feature awardwinning worship artist Dan Bremnes and lauded Curb Records singer/songwriter Mallary Hope, along with new Baby Syndrome Records artist Westover. US 103.5 will present Throwdown by the Bay 2018 on Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $16.24. Visit www.amaliearena.com. The concert will feature performances by Jake Owen, Dan & Shay and Easton Corbin. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Amalie ArenaÂ Winter Jam 2018, Saturday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m. Â Throwdown by the Bay, Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Amalie Arena is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.amaliearena.com.Capitol TheatreÂ The Zombies, Thursday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Â Art Garfunkel, Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Â Art Garfunkel, Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Â Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor, Sunday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. Â Tom Rush, Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Â Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Â Adam Ant, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Central Park Performing Arts CenterÂ Free Fallin: A Tom Petty Tribute; Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Â Bria Skonberg, Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Â The 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 and 7 p.m. Â LetÂ’s Hang On: A Frankie Valli Tribute; Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 and 7 p.m. Â Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King; Monday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Â The Rat Pack Together Again, Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Â Buddy, Roy and Elvis Tribute; Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Â Fleetwood Max, Monday, Jan. 29, 2 and 7 p.m. Central Park Performing Arts Center (formerly Largo Cultural Center) is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.Jannus LiveÂ Nirvanna: Nirvana Tribute; Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Â Destroy with Lazers and Herobust, Saturday, Jan. 6, 5 p.m. Â Hollywood Nights: Bob Seager Tribute; Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Â In This Moment, Friday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. Â Yonder Mountain String Band, Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Â Black Label Society, Friday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. Â Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.The MahaffeyÂ The Florida Orchestra featuring conductor Jahja Ling; Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra featuring conductor Jahja Ling; Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. Â A Night with Janis Joplin, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Musicians in the Spotlight; Thursday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. Â Branford Marsalis, Thursday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Rodgers & Hammerstein; Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 and 8 p.m. Â The Drifters, Cornell GunterÂ’s Coasters and The Platters; Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: DvorakÂ’s Cello Concerto; Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: DvorakÂ’s Cello Concerto; Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. Â Pink Martini with China Forbes, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Sing Out! Tampa Bay; Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy; Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy; Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The OrpheumÂ Graham Bonnet Band, Saturday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m. Â Dorothy, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Â Neck Deep, Saturday, Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m. Â Crown the Empire, Sunday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1915 East Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Call 813-2489500 or visit www.theorpheum.com. Above: They Might Be Giants perform Jan. 27 at State Theatre. Top left: The Tedeschi Trucks Band performs Jan. 13 at this yearÂ’s Sunshine Music Festival. Bottom left: Pink Martini takes the stage Jan. 23 at The Mahaffey. Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLRuth Eckerd Hall presents Johnny Mathis on Jan. 12. 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6B Pets of the week Beacon, December 28, 2017Pets of the weekButterballOh the names that some of our cats come in with! It makes you wonder doesnÂ’t it? Just how did he become Butterball? Well, he likes to Â“make butterÂ” with his little paws on fuzzy blankets. And he enjoys playing with feathery toy balls. Butterball is 1 year old. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit petpalanimalshelter.com. LaylaÂ“Layla, youÂ’ve got me on my knees ...Â” One look into those eyes and you will be on your knees, too! This sweet, joyful young girl is waiting to come home with you. She is hoping for an active home to keep her happy and busy. Layla is a 1-year-old husky mix. Because of her breed, Layla will not be able to live in an apartment. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit petpalanimalshelter.com. PeterA pup in motion, smiling sweetly for the camera before darting off again, playful Peter, the 4-yearold Chihuahua/terrier mix, is eagerly embracing the feeling of freedom. Having lived with mom, Matilda, and half-brother, Jack, in a warehouse all his life, the 19-pound pup is still slow to warm to people, but thoroughly enjoys playing with the other dogs. Email Canine Estates at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-412-0558. PupiPupi is thought to be a 12-year-old, 10-pound Shih Tzu who is cute as can be. He is as bright as sunshine and loves to be with his human. He is current on his shots, neutered, microchipped, had a dental with extractions and is on heartworm prevention. He has chronic dry eye that requires daily drops and has some vision loss. To welcome Pupi to your heart and home, please submit your application online at www.viprescue. org. MoppyHappy Moppy found his way to the Humane Society of Pinellas as a stray, with his best friend Lolita in tow. This adorable duo would love to find a forever home where they can stay together. Moppy is a 5-year-old Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix. His adoption price is $150. Lolita is a 10-year-old Jack Russel terrier mix. Her adoption price is $50. To learn more about these best friends, visit www. humanesocietyofpinellas.org. SimonSimon is Siamese/Himalayan mix with a lovely fluffy tail. Simon says: Â“With chocolate points, I know I am very handsome and only 2 years old. Come see me in my foster home in St. Petersburg.Â” Call Save Our Strays at 727-545-1116. Simon has been completely vetted and microchipped. To view other felines, visit saveourstraysinc.com. Dig thisDrag Queen Bingo to bene t SPCACLEARWATER Â– Drag Queen Bingo will take place Wednesday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m., at Hamburger MaryÂ’s Bar & Grille, 28910 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. SPCA Tampa BayÂ’s WomenÂ’s Giving Group will host its annual holiday Drag Queen Bingo event to raise money for the groupÂ’s Â“kitty fund,Â” which bene ts the animals at SPCA Tampa Bay. For $10, attendees will get 10 games of bingo and an evening of fun with hostess Melanie Minyon. There also will be a 50/50 chance drawing. Sitting is limited. Call 727-400-6996 to reserve your spot. SPCA Tampa Bay to host Winter CampLARGO Â– SPCA Tampa BayÂ’s Winter Camp will be offered Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Children will meet shelter pets as they learn more about pet ownership, safety and wellness of animals. Grades K-5 are welcome. Cost is $50 a day or $150 for one week. To register, call Mercedes Wood at 727-586-3594, email MWood@spcatampabay.org or visit spcatampabay. org/winter-camp. If your teen is interested in being a junior volunteer, call Mercedes Wood at 727-586-3594. 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8B Entertainment Beacon, December 28, 2017 Looking ahead ClearwaterÂ Salute to Vienna, Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Henry Rollins, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Elvis Birthday Bash featuring Scot Bruce and Mike Albert, Sunday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall. com. Â Brad Garrett, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $29. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â The Doo Wop Project, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â The Zombies, Thursday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Johnny Mathis, Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Art Garfunkel, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Â“Lucky Stiff,Â” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Jan. 12, 2018, through Feb. 2, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 a person. Call 727-437-2363 or visit wp.wcplayers.org. Â The Moody Blues, Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $68.75. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â The 3 Redneck Tenors, Sunday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor, Sunday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Â“Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder,Â” Jan. 18-28, in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com. Â Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz, Thursday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $52.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Â“Rumors,Â” by Neil Simon; Jan. 18-28, 2018, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Â Musical Thrones: A Parody; Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Bill Engvall, Sunday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50.50. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Blast Friday featuring Richard Elliot, Friday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Paul Anka, Friday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Tom Rush, Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â The Modern Gentlemen, Monday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Diana Krall, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $58.75. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Adam Ant, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Â“Cabaret,Â” Friday, Feb. 2, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Arlo Guthrie, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com. Â The Tenors, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com. Â Bela Fleck & Flecktones Trio, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Jake Shimabukuro, Thursday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $38. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Little River Band and Pablo Cruise, Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â RAIN: Tribute to The Beatles; Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Under the Streetlamp, Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Marilyn & Dean, Sunday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Beach Boys, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Dancing with the Stars Live, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Â Rufus Wainwright, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Judy Collins, Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $33.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Willie Nelson, Thursday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $68.75. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Kelsea Ballerini, Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38.25. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Sierra Hull, Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Colin Quinn, Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $22.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Sandy HackettÂ’s Rat Pack Show, Sunday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Jesse Colin Young, Sunday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Daniel OÂ’Donnell, Monday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $53.75. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Earls of Leicester, Monday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â George Benson, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $85. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Eric Johnson, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Air Supply, Thursday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $65. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com. Â Â“Carousel,Â” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; Feb. 22 through March 11, 2018, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Â Blast Friday featuring The Romantics, Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Gino Vannelli, Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $58. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Headliners will include the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Ana Popovic. General admission is free. For information, visit www.facebook.com/clearwaterseablues. Â Olate Dogs, Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $21. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com. Â Jackie Mason, Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â TchaikovskyÂ’s Swan Lake, presented by the Moscow Festival Ballet; Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com. Â StayinÂ’ Alive: Bee Gees Concert; Sunday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Sunday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Dixie Dregs, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Â“Polish Joke,Â” by David Ives, March 9-25, 2018, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 a person. Call 727-437-2363 or visit wp.wcplayers.org. Â Â“Once in a Lifetime,Â” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart; March 29 through April 8, 2018, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Â Â“Completely Hollywood,Â” by Reduced Shakespeare Co.; April 20 through May 6, 2018, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 a person. Call 727-437-2363 or visit wp.wcplayers.org.DunedinÂ The 21st annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Main Street in Dunedin. Admission is free. For information, visit www.artfestival.com. Â The 26th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Main Street in Dunedin. Admission is free. For information, visit www.artfestival.com. Â Dunedin Highland Games & Festival, Saturday, April 7, at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Visit dunedinhighlandgames.com.LargoÂ Â“Sorry! Wrong Chimney,Â” by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears; through Jan. 7, at Just For Laughs Dinner Theater, inside Havana HarryÂ’s 2, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo. For performance times, ticket information or to make reservations, call 727-466-6546 or visit justforlaughsdinnertheater.com. Â Free FallinÂ’ Â– A Tom Petty tribute; Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Lynn Trefzger, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Candid CameraÂ’s Eight Decades of Smiles with Peter Funt, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts. com. Â Bria Skonberg, Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Â“Sex Please WeÂ’re Sixty,Â” by Michael Parker and Susan Parker; Jan. 13 through March 18, 2018, at Just For Laughs Dinner Theater, inside Havana HarryÂ’s 2, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo. For performance times, ticket information or to make reservations, call 727-466-6546 or visit justforlaughsdinnertheater.com. Â The 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 and 7 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Mutts Gone Nuts, Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $14.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Franc DÂ’AmbrosioÂ’s Broadway, Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â LetÂ’s Hang On: Frankie Valli Tribute; Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King; Monday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â The Rat Pack Together Again, Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Buddy, Roy and Elvis Tribute; Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $21.50. 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Entertainment 11B Beacon, December 28, 2017Â‘Film Stars DonÂ’t Die in LiverpoolÂ’Genre: Drama and romance Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave Director: Paul McGuigan Rated: R Based on Peter TurnerÂ’s memoir, the lm follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. For more movie news, visit www. TBNweekly.com. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly. com. OPENING, from page 1B Photo by SUSIE ALLNUTT/SONY PICTURES CLASSICSAnnette Bening stars as Gloria Grahame in Â“Film Stars DonÂ’t Die in Liverpool,Â” from Sony Pictures Classics.fundamentals of sketch writing with an emphasis on creating a cohesive show. Rather than writing in isolation, we simulate a writerÂ’s room: pitching sketches, slinging ideas back and forth, writing drafts, doing readthroughs, cuts and edits, and narrowing focus to perfect the top sketches. This class is part of our ProLab Series: unique elective opportunities for intermediate to advanced improvisers to explore a range of skills that hone improv technique and artistry. Sketch Comedy can still be taken as a one-off experience. We recommend, but do not require completion of Improv Level 2 (or equivalent experience). Sketch Comedy will culminate with a performance of an original sketch comedy show at our Student Improv Festival on March 25. Location: American Stage Final Performance: Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. Instructor: Matt Schwartz Tuition: $255 (enroll by Jan. 3 for 20 percent off with code: EARLY)The PalladiumÂ Alex Harris and Siobhan Monique, Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Â Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: Power of Song; Sunday, Jan. 7, 3 and 7 p.m.; and Monday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. Â CSN Songs: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute; Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Â Jonny Lang, Thursday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Â James Suggs plays the music of Lee Morgan, Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Â Nicki Parrot, Rossano Sportiello and Ed Metz; Sunday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. The Palladium is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.Pinellas Park Performing Arts CenterÂ Elvis Birthday Bash, Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m. Â Beginnings: Tribute to Chicago; Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m. The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center is at 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. Call 727-369-5746. Ruth Eckerd HallÂ Elvis Birthday Bash, Sunday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Musicians in the Spotlight; Wednesday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m. Â The Doo Wop Project, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m. Â Johnny Mathis, Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Â Moody Blues, Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Â The 3 Redneck Tenors, Sunday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. Â Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz, Thursday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Â Paul Anka, Friday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Â The Modern Gentlemen, Monday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Â Diana Krall, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Best of British, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.State TheatreÂ Fred Eaglesmith, Saturday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Â Big Something, Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Â They Might Be Giants, Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 727-895-3045 or visit statetheatreconcerts.com. The Straz Center for the Performing ArtsÂ The Florida Orchestra featuring conductor Jahja Ling; Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: Rodgers & Hammerstein; Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Â The Sibling Rivalry Tour featuring Hannah Wicklund & The Stepping Stones and The High Divers; Monday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Â The Florida Orchestra: DvorakÂ’s Cello Concerto; Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Â John Gorka, Monday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Â Decades Rewind, Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. The David A Straz Jr. Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. IMPROV, from page 3B MUSIC SCENE, from page 4B Photo courtesy of STRAZ CENTERHannah Wicklund performs Jan. 15 at the Straz Center.start at $14.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â The Music of Bobby Darin starring Ron Gartner, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â The McCartney Project, Monday, Feb. 12, 2 and 7 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Â“Annie Get Your Gun,Â” March 2-18, 2018, presented by Eight OÂ’Clock Theatre, at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $28.50 for adults, $13.50 for students age 22 and younger. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â The Sounds of Soul, Monday, March 5, 2 and 7 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â It Was a Very Good Year: Frank Sinatra Tribute; Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts. com. Â Orlando Transit Authority: A tribute to Chicago; Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $21.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Â“Social Security,Â” by Andrew Bergman; March 24 through May 27, 2018, at Just For Laughs Dinner Theater, inside Havana HarryÂ’s 2, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo. For performance times, ticket information or to make reservations, call 727-466-6546 or visit justforlaughsdinnertheater.com. Â Georgette Jones, Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Jake Castro, Monday, March 26, 2 and 7 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â An Evening with Cher, Elton, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and More: a variety style show featuring leading impersonators; Wednesday, March 28, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â The Purple Xperience, Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Peter Yarrow, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â John McEuen & Friends, Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â The Alter Eagles, Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $21.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Â“Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical,Â” May 11-20, 2018, presented by Eight OÂ’Clock Theatre, at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $28.50 for adults, $13.50 for students age 22 and younger. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Â“The WhoÂ’s Tommy,Â” July 13-22, 2018, presented by Eight OÂ’Clock Theatre, at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $28.50 for adults, $13.50 for students age 22 and younger. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.Palm HarborÂ The second annual Palm Harbor Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Florida Avenue. Admission is free. For information, visit www.artfestival.com.Pinellas ParkÂ ElvisÂ’ Birthday Bash, Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. The performance is sold out. For information, call 727-369-5746. 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Beacon, December 28, 2017 ColdwellBankerLuxury.com COLDWELLBANKERLUXURY.COM I #1 IN SALES OF $1 MILLION + FLORIDA PROPERTIES COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE*Debra J. McMillen, Managing BrokerBelleair 727.581.9411 I Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 Island Estates 727.447.0040 I Dunedin 727.432.9019 *Based on closed sales volume information from MarketQuest for all Florida counties for homes sold for $1 million or more as reported on Jan. 20, 2017 for the period of Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016, calculated by multiplying the number of buyer and/or seller sides by sales price. Source data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registrations owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.Come and experience the coastal lifestyle on one of the best beaches in the United States! This is an excellent opportunity to own at the world class Mandalay Beach Club. This amazing 7th oor residence showcases the Sonesta model open oor plan which features 2 Master Suites, Den/3rd Bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms. 2,015 Sq. Ft. The condo was completely updated in 2014. The numerous updates include new travertine ooring throughout with satin sealer, freshly painted, new blinds and shades. The beautiful kitchen has custom wood cabinets with leather-look granite counter tops, glass block back-splash, GE Pro le Stainless Steel appliances, custom built coffee bar, pantry, and an eat-in area. The master bathroom boasts of spa like features, double vanity with marble top, free standing soaker tub, walk-in shower, and custom walk-in closet. The East and West balconies provide stunning views of the city, bay, harbor, Pier 60 and gorgeous Gulf sunsets. Text 578418 to 35620 for property details. Spectacular open water views await you in this 3,973 Sq. Ft., 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom immaculate home. Located on one of the most desirable lots in Redington Beach. It has 113 ft. of seawall featuring deep sailboat water and a brand new dock that looks out to the expansive Intracoastal waterway. Due to the open design of the home and the large picture windows throughout, you will enjoy remarkable panoramic views from almost every room. This home has been impeccably maintained by the current owner of almost 40 years. Recent updates include brand new dock, freshly painted exterior, seawall in 2016, roof in 2013 and 3 AC zones within the last 3 years. Text 544875 to 35620 for property details.10 Papaya St. #705, Clearwater Beach $1,195,000 16123 6th St. E., Redington Beach $1,150,000122817-1 Coldwell Banker Residential Real EstateÂ’s Clearwater Beach Of ce Welcomes Barbra Nemeth and Trudy Austin Sessa Barbra Nemeth 727-710-0695 Tracey Gardiner 727-434-0540 Trudy Austin Sessa 727-902-3301
Beacon, December 28, 2017 Real estate agents af liated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. Th e property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Mul tiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully suppo rts the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banke r Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. FL-10/17. ColdwellBankerHomes.com 122817-2 727.443.3320 468 Mandalay Ave. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 727.581.9411 575 Indian Rocks Road Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 727.447.0040 110 Island Way Island Estates, FL 33767 727.432.9019 200 Main Street #101 Dunedin, FL 34698 Debra J. McMillen, Managing Broker LIVE ON THE BEACH TODAY BRING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH AND BEACH TOWEL. This luxury condo is fully furnished, vacant and ready to be occupied. This Professionally Designed condo is luxurious from the minute you walk in the door. The owner bought new and upgraded the nishes such as Italian Granite Counters including the back splash in the kitchen, 2 drawer dishwasher, Stainless Steel Appliances, Solid Wood Cabinets with down lighting. The bar has a wine cooler. They even had a safe installed. The Master Bedroom has a California Closets system and bedroom walls are nished with Grass Cloth Wallpaper. Text 577600 to 35620 for property details. 1370 Gulf Blvd. #402, Clearwater Beach $1,298,000Fran Bartlett 727-808-3268 Beautifully remodeled executive home, with a clean modern feel, this is a stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, with an of ce located in a great mid county country club community. It sits adjacent to a serene pond and has abundant natural light from four skylights and an open oor plan. This home is perfect for entertaining friends and family! The elegant master bath has a huge walk in shower and double vanity. The spacious master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet and a second closet as well, with views of the pool. Text 577939 to 35620 for property details. 8680 Longwood Drive, Largo $699,900Bobbie Kahler 727-460-9068 606 Harbor Island, Clearwater Beach $1,320,000This is a special home with features and updates that show the quality of construction and renovations and has been lovingly cared for. Elegant, spacious and water front, it offers a lovely oasis to enjoy your personal space. Split oor plan includes a large Master Suite with two walk-in closets, unique ship lap ceiling, large windows and privacy from the rest of the home. Spacious living room with a wall of windows leading to the huge covered lanai tiled with beautiful Travertine tile. The fourth bedroom could be an of ce or den with its own bath and closet. Text 578310 to 35620 for property details. Amber Carson Davis 727-743-2722