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Volume 39, No. 46 January 18, 2018 VIEWPOINTS Bob DriverWhat if Oprah runs for president?... Page 10A. Features Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .8-11B County . . . . . . . . . . .5-6, 8A Entertainment . . . . . 1-4, 6-7, 12B Health & Fitness . . . . . . . .12A Just for Fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .11A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .8A Professional Services . . . . . .9-11B Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .2-4A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .10ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising ENTERTAINMENT Offshore drilling Pinellas County commissioners oppose oil drilling off Florida's west coast ... Page 6A.Steve Martin and Martin Short will take the stage Friday, Jan. 19... Page 3B.Comedy icons to perform at St. Pete’s Mahaffey Theater Photo by LOGAN MOSBYRight: Kim Cashman and her daughter, Lexi Banks, sit outside Tampa Bay Newspapers, where Cashman works as an advertising representative. Top: Lexi takes a leap of faith and jumps off a cliff at camp in North Carolina. By LOGAN MOSBY  Tampa Bay NewspapersTeen with rare genetic condition to undergo life-changing operation Courage comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be big and tall, but often, you’ll nd its package to be quite small. It can be found on the playground or the operating room or sitting in the cubicle next to you at work. Courage can be loud and proud, but more times than not it is like a quiet secret, simmering just below the surface. Lexi Banks, a small, erce package of quiet courage, has learned the secret to life’s challenges is to face them head on, with grit and grace and steely determination. And with a mom by your side who’ll stop at nothing to see you succeed. City Council approves changes to re ghters’ pension plan By TIFFANY RAZZANOTampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE The city council approved changes to the investment mix of the city's firefighters' pension plan at its Jan. 9 meeting. The Firefighter's Pension Trust Fund board recommended that the city update the plan by increasing the amount of investment that can be placed in stocks. At its Dec. 6 meeting, the board voted to forward this recommendation to the city council for consideration. The International Association of Fire Fighters local chapter also recently voted in support of the change. The change will amend Section 4 of the pension plan regarding nances and fund management to allow the board to invest more money from the plan in stocks. Harry Kyne, the city's administration director, said the stock market is rallying, but the board is limited in how much it can invest in stocks. Typically, the board invests more in bonds. "The bond market is actually going down, so there's been a negative return," he said. Last year, there was a -1 percent return on 40 percent of the funds held in bonds. "It pulls down the average," he added. Changing the plan "allows more latitude," he said. City Manager Ann Toney-Deal said with this change to the plan, "when the stocks are doing well, we can capitalize on that, and when they're not doing well, we can go back to lower-risk" investments. The amendment to the fund will provide the board with "more room to make better decisions," she said In other action items, the council also: approved a service project by Eagle Scout candidate Nick Verhunce at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Rd. Verhunce, a Seminole High School student nishing up his senior year at St. Petersburg College, will construct an 8' by 8' brick paver patio just south of the entrance of the Seminole Historical Society Museum in the community building at the park. Each brick will feature the name of a pioneer family that began settling the Seminole area in the early 1960s. Family names include the Archer, Campbell, Cobb, Duhme, Grable, Leach, Longley, Meares, O'Quinn, Sartorius and Thevenet. Verhunce has worked closely with the historical society to determine families "that came within a certain timeframe but also had signi cance in the community." Many of them were poultry farmers and owners of orange groves along Duhme Road. He will also install a square monument with a plaque explaining the signi cance of these families and their place in Seminole history.SHS launches Seminole Sports Career Institute The Seminole Sports Career Institute offers students real world experience in various sports career paths, including journalism, coaching and sports medicine. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE This school year, Seminole High School launched a new program for students interested in pursuing a career in the world of sports the Seminole Sports Career Institute. SSCI stands out from other high school sports academies, said Charles Miller, the school's head football coach and government/global studies teacher who founded the program. "Most of them are geared toward athletes becoming better athletes," he said. "Our focus isn't on the athletes. Our focus is on the kids who want to work in sports. The journalists. The coaches. The trainers." He added, "We did a lot of research while putting this together. To my knowledge, I don't think anyone in the country is doing anything like what we're doing." Miller said he initially came up with the concept in 2013, when SHS Principal Dr. Thomas Brittain "decided he wanted to create wall-to-wall academies" at the school. Other elective magnet programs at SHS include the iHawk Academy, the Engineering Academy, the Graphic Media Communications Academy, and the Center for Education & Leadership. "For me, having a career in sports A leap of faithSee LEXI, page 4A See SPORTS, page 4A See PENSION, page 4A At the box of ce"12 Strong" starring Geoff Stults and Chris Hemsworth opens this week. Other movies hitting theaters include "Den of Thieves" and "Mary and the Witch's Flower."... 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2A Seminole Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018 Around SeminoleRegister for Seminole Little LeagueSEMINOLE Registration is underway for the Seminole Little League 2018 spring season. Players can register online at ll In-person registration will be held Jan. 22 and 24 at the Seminole Little League eld, 12100 90th Ave. N. For more information, email 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.City manager to speak at Seminole Historical Society meetingSEMINOLE The Seminole Historical Society welcomes City Manager Ann Toney-Deal as the guest speaker at its monthly meeting at the Seminole Historical Society Museum, 7464 Ridge Rd., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. In a state-of-the-city address, Toney-Deal will discuss the city's plans for 2018 and beyond. For more information, email hosts ex-hater now advocate for toleranceSEMINOLE A former member of a violent right-wing 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 cofound 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“Fit Over 50” Health and Wellness Expo setSEMINOLE Seminole Recreation Division will host its 17th annual "Fit Over 50" Health and Wellness Expo at the Holland G. 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Seminole 3A Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018The bene ts of music at a young ageMusic is something we love in our house. My oldest daughter Randi, who is 13 years old, has been playing piano for the past four years and my youngest daughter Graci, who just turned 12 years old, has taken guitar lessons in the past and recently started voice lessons. We are so blessed to have instructors who are truly gifted in what they teach. Randi's piano teacher is Jeff Donovick, a music professor at St. Petersburg College. Randi has been taking lessons for a little over a year and he is a phenomenal teacher and knows exactly what teaching method works best for Randi. I took piano when I was younger and stayed with it for a few years and never really excelled at it; Randi, on the other hand, is blessed with a musical talent and a teacher who is bringing that talent out. I sit in on the lessons and listen and it is truly amazing to see how professor Donovick works with Randi. She can read music, but also plays by ear. I am amazed when they start playing songs at how fast she picks it up. I know studies have shown starting kids in musical training when they are young not only benefits them musically, but it also helps develop their cognitive skills and do better at school in subjects such as math. I was reading on the website of the National Association of Music Merchants about a study done by the College Entrance Examination Board that found students involved in public school music programs scored 107 points higher on the SATs than students with no participation. My girls haven't taken the SATs yet, but I can tell you they do well in school. Playing an instrument also helps with con dence building. I can see that in both of my daughters. Randi's teacher has given her not only con dence in playing the piano, but in singing. He heard her sing while playing and she has a beautiful voice and now she sings while playing some of her songs. Graci did take guitar a few years ago, but decided she liked singing more. Taking guitar was good, because she learned how to read music and her teacher had her do a few recitals playing in front of crowds, which helped build her con dence and not be afraid to get up in front of people. Since she started out when she was young, she wasn't as nervous as an older person getting up in front of people.A few months ago, she started voice lessons with a wonderful teacher, Lee Tong. Tong is a professional opera singer and soloist in her church. After just a few months of lessons, Graci's voice has really developed and sounds beautiful. Tong is a great teacher for Graci because she knows how to bring the best out of her and Graci enjoys practicing something that sometimes can be hard to get kids to do. Not only has her con dence in singing increased, but she's reading music more and singing has helped her with her poise when speaking in front of large crowds. Both my kids take private lessons because their schools haven't had piano or voice, but I do know there are schools that offer these classes. Most middle schools and high schools offer band and chorus to students. If your child has the chance to play an instrument, I encourage them to do so. Even elementary school sometimes offer students lessons on playing the recorder. The benefits of learning at a young age is such a wonderful gift and will last throughout their life. Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls ages 12 and 13, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks TubbsHow to contribute All press releases are published on a space available basis. They are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. We are not able to predict exactly the issue it will be printed or even guarantee that it will be used. The deadline for all copy is Friday, noon, preceding publication date. The newspapers are published Thursdays. 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4A Seminole Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018 In the summer of 2000, Kim Cashman was nearing the end of a dif cult pregnancy with her second child. She knew something wasn't right, but neither she nor her doctors knew what was to come. "It felt like something was off," Cashman said. "I kept getting very big, which was weird. My stomach was just huge. They weren't sure what was going on. They didn't see anything funky going on but they did notice that her amniotic uid was increasing." Her doctors told her that if she were to go into labor early, it was likely she would lose the baby. Cashman was restricted to bed rest in the hospital for the last three months of her pregnancy. She underwent daily procedures to drain the excess amniotic uid, but doctors were still puzzled as to what was causing it. "They couldn't gure out what was going on," Cashman recalled. "The ultrasounds weren't what they are today. They couldn't see. They couldn't gure it out." After a long and uncomfortable pregnancy, Cashman's labor was dif cult, a departure from her rst, and when the baby, a girl, made her way into the world, it was clear right away that something was wrong. "When she was born, she was grey," Cashman said. "They immediately wrapped her so I couldn't see her. I knew then something was wrong. Everyone was just staring." As doctors and nurses rushed into the room, frantic, all Cashman wanted to do was hold her baby, later christened Lexi. Before she was taken to All Children's Hospital, Cashman was allowed her rst look. "I pulled down the blanket that was around her and I didn't understand," she said. "She was grey. She didn't have an ear and she had skin tags up her face. And she was only four pounds." Lexi would have the first of more than 20 surgeries that day an emergency tracheotomy that allowed her to breathe. A second to insert a feeding tube would soon follow. It would take weeks for a diagnosis, and when it nally came, Cashman knew her baby had a tough road ahead of her. Goldenhar Syndrome is a rare congenital condition characterized by abnormal development of the eye, ear and spine. It affects one in every 3,000-5,000 births. Children with Goldenhar Syndrome are born with partially formed or totally absent ears, benign growths of the eye, and spinal deformities such as scoliosis. In Lexi's case, she was born with no right ear, and a series of skin tags on her face. She has no external ear holes and no middle ear canal, although her cochlear is intact. She has scoliosis and one side of her body has more ribs than the other. She has no mandible on the right side of her face and no chin and her tongue is paralyzed on one side. And she was, from the very beginning, the apple of her mother's eye. After a three month stay in the ICU, Lexi was allowed to go home, on a heart monitor and with a 24-hour live-in nurse. It was right about this time that Cashman would be thrown another curve ball she was pregnant with twins. And just a month before Lexi turned 1, Dustin and Riley joined the brood, which included older brother Cody. Life settled into a routine, and with the help of nursing care, Cashman and her now ex-husband were able to get some small respite to tend to housework and normal everyday things. That all changed one fateful day right before Lexi turned 2. While the nurse was off duty, Lexi had a muscle spasm while her tracheotomy tube was being changed. "We'd gotten pretty comfortable doing it, even though it was a life-threatening thing, but we had to do it," Cashman said. But the muscle spasm closed Lexi's airway and her parents weren't able to immediately resuscitate her. After minutes that felt like days, Lexi's dad was able to resuscitate her, just as paramedics arrived. "She almost died," Cashman said. "Because she almost died and we proved that we could save her, the insurance pulled our full-time nursing. Isn't that insane? Because we proved to be capable parents, that we could save her life successfully, they pulled her nursing." While the loss of the nurse was a setback for the family, Cashman was undaunted. A stay-at-home mom since the birth of her eldest, Cashman re-entered the work force following her divorce. But Lexi was never far from her thoughts or her sight for that matter. Cashman enrolled her kids at Cross Bayou Elementary in Pinellas Park, where she took a job as a substitute teacher. She would work alongside her children for nine years, eventually training in Braille and then serving as a teacher of the visually-impaired. Cashman said she struggled with the school system early on, having to ght for what she thought was best for Lexi. "I fought a lot of things," Cashman said. "She's not profoundly deaf. She's not totally deaf. She has the ability to talk. "What the school system wanted her to do was to be with the profoundly deaf and sign. I said she can be with the profoundly deaf and sign, but she's also going to talk," she continued. Cashman said that Lexi's own teachers often didn't realize she could talk, despite the fact that she had bone-conducting hearing aids. "As they were teaching her how to sign, I was working on talking," she said. It's a disconnect that has at times left Lexi oundering to nd her place in the world. "That's where she feels a bit left out," Cashman said. "She's not in the profoundly deaf world and she doesn't completely t in the hearing world, so she's kinda been stuck in the middle, which has made it hard at school." An inquiring and often cruel public hasn't made life any easier for Lexi. "Sometimes people stare at me and whisper to other people and laugh," Lexi said. "I try to ignore them and just walk away, but sometimes that's hard. "In public, too, going to the mall, going anywhere, people always stare," she continued. "One time, I went to the mall with my mom, and a few kids came up to me, took pictures of me and then ran off." Having her mom with her during her elementary and middle school years helped tremendously. "It was easy when I was there," Cashman said. "When I was there, we made leaps and bounds in progress. And if there was an issue, I'd go take care of that issue." "If people bring me down, she tells me to ignore them, be positive. Sometimes she will go to my school and confront them," Lexi said proudly, and somewhat sheepishly. Lexi said the bullying has continued into her teen years, making her hesitant to reach out and meet new people. "Another time at school, kids would try to beat me up in the bathroom stalls, push me around, and laugh at me constantly," Lexi said. "Bullying changed me, I don't like going out in public and I always hide behind my mom, and still to this day I do." Over the years, more surgeries followed. By her side throughout most of them has been Dr. Ernesto Ruas, a Tampa plastic surgeon specializing in cranio-facial reconstruction. With more than 20 surgeries under her belt, Lexi will soon undergo her what she considers her biggest. On Jan. 22, she will spend more than 12 hours in the operating room of All Children's Hospital, where she will have the rst of two surgeries in which bone from her leg will be harvested and used to create a mandible. The surgeries will better enable Lexi to eat without a feeding tube, which was removed last year. This surgery was first attempted when Lexi was just 6 years old, but was ultimately unsuccessful. The bones were too young, Cashman said, and disintegrated. "We are really hoping this time it will take and it won't disintegrate like it did last time," Cashman said. You could say in many ways, Lexi is much like any other 17-year-old. Her favorite class in school is marine science and she hopes to one day be an interpreter for deaf children. She loves making YouTube videos and hanging out with her friends chief among them is her mom. "She's very supportive and positive and always encourages me to be a good person in the world," Lexi said of her mom. It's because of that unwavering support that Lexi took to the Internet and shared her story, hoping to ease some of the financial burden placed on her mom. Lexi launched a GoFundMe page last month in an effort to raise money to help pay off mounting medical bills. "It's very difficult, this being the biggest surgery of her life," Cashman said. "We have medical bills stacked up. It's an unfortunate situation. We are in and out of court ghting over medical bills and insurance. It's been hard beyond hard." Cashman said she is in the process of selling her Seminole home to offset some of the bills. So far, more than $5,500 has been raised, for which both Lexi and her mom are grateful. "The support has been amazing," Cashman said. "In all aspects between churches and friends. It's just been amazing." With her surgery now just days away, Lexi said she hopes her story can inspire others like her those who face struggles most people couldn't even imagine. "I want to inspire other people to share their stories, so they will know they are not alone," Lexi said. "And most importantly, to not be ashamed of everything they've had to overcome." To learn more about Lexi's story, in her own words, visit www. How to help: LEXI, from page 1A Lexi will undergo her latest surgery on Jan. 22 at All ChildrenÂ’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. To learn how you can help, visit lexi-our-hero. r a h e r e, n o w e to t e to a n d g s. d one r e Lexi nurse. gofundme com/lex iourh ero. Photos SUBMITTEDLeft: Cashman holds her newborn daughter, Lexi, at All ChildrenÂ’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Lexi, now 17, was born with a rare congenital disease, Goldenhar Syndrome, which affected the growth and development of her face and spine. Lexi has undergone more than 20 surgeries and will face her biggest yet on Jan. 22 when doctors will harvest a bone from her leg to create a new jaw for her. Photo by TOM GERMONDWater gushes from a small 3/4-inch supply line that broke during the afternoon Jan. 10 off 53rd Avenue in the Seminole area. The line was repaired that day. Leaky water line and sports being my passion, I wanted to create an academy that would give kids the opportunity to get real world, resume-building experience towards a career in sports while they were still in high school," Miller said. SSCI focuses on three career paths sports broadcasting and journalism, sports medicine and training, and coaching. Each path offers students hands-on experiences in their career of choice. In broadcasting and journalism, students are assigned roles as beat writers, photographers and media specialists for each athletic team at the high school. Students who opt for the coaching path take on coaching assistant roles for the various teams, helping out by lming practices and games, or compiling statistics. Meanwhile, those interested in sports medicine, work as a trainer's assistant, learning how to tape wrists and ankles, and how to assess injuries. They've also brought in several guest speakers. So far, Ryan Bass, the sports anchor for Channel 10 news, and Jeff Darlington, a SHS graduate who is a reporter for ESPN, have visited the SSCI students. Miller will bring in more speakers this school year, including Bobby Slater, the head athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though a date isn't set for his presentation yet. All of these activities are completed in the students' free time. "So, you really have to be dedicated," he said. Next year, the program will add specific academic classes as requirements for each track. Miller also stresses that students "don't have to be an athlete" to join the program. "You don't have to be physically gifted," he said. "This gives an outlet for kids who really love sports and enjoy sports, but maybe don't play sports competitively. They're able to still give their passion towards the sport in a different way. It's been unbelievable." Currently, there are 50 students in the program, which was opened to upperclassmen for the rst year of enrollment. Moving forward, the program will be open to incoming freshmen only. "That way they get to experience all four years with us," Miller said. For more information, visit SPORTS, from page 1A Call 727-391-8345 for more information.White Elephant Sale plannedSEMINOLE The Seminole Garden Ladies Club will host a White Elephant Sale Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Peacock Center, 8324 112th St. Entry to early bird access to the sale at 8:30 a.m. is $3 per person. For more information, call Jeannie at 727-290-6150 or 330-7274160.Comedy Time Tunnel to make presentation at librarySEMINOLE Comedy Time Tunnel will present a lecture at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Sunday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m., as part of the library's Sunday Musicale series. This event, presented by the Friends of the Seminole Library, is free and open to the public. For more information, email Toastmasters offers ve-week workshopSEMINOLE Seminole-SPC Toastmasters presents its five-week Con dence and Communication Boot Camp Tuesdays, Jan. 30 through Feb. 27, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N.Become a con dent speaker in a friendly atmosphere.Cost is $25 per person. Space is limited. To register, contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612, email club5899@ or visit 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 or call 727-393-8711, ext. 210.Great American Family Campout setSEMINOLE Seminole Recreation will host its rst Great American Family Campout at Blossom Lake Park, 10407 Blossom Lake Dr., Saturday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. A tent permit of $5 per tent is required and can be purchased in advance at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center. Alcoholic beverages, open ames, glass containers and pets are prohibited. Call 727-391-8345 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, 3:30-5:30 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. EVENTS, from page 2A The project will cost approximately $1,000 and should be completed by mid-February. Mayor Leslie Waters said installing the patio "right there by the historical society is very appropriate." She added, "It sure beats just having a poster on the wall with their names or plaques." approved a development agreement regarding upgrades to the McDonald's fast-food restaurant, which was built in 2001, at 8901 Park Blvd. following a second public hearing. Proposed upgrades include the addition of a second drive-thru lane with a menu board, landscaping and parking improvements, and the removal of two non-conforming, free-standing signs. also, as part of the consent agenda, the council authorized Toney-Deal to execute an engagement contract with The Black Honkeys to perform during the 50th annual Pow Wow Festival. The band, which specializes in Motown and soul music, will take the stage for a free concert Friday, March 9, 7 to 10:30 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. ENSION, from page 1A


County 5A Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018‘Optics’ prompt county administrator to dismiss temporary employee By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Saying it was the right thing to do, Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard explained to commissioners Jan. 9 the set of circumstances surrounding his decision to terminate a long-term temporary employee. Potential improprieties with the employee hired by Randstad, the agency that provides much of the county's temporary workforce, were revealed in a recent news story by local media. Commissioner Pat Gerard asked why the Commission wasn't briefed on the situation before she was "ambushed in her of ce" by a reporter and questioned when she had no idea about was going on. Woodard admitted he had not known about the situation in time for a briefing, which was discovered when he asked for information about temporary employees from Randstad after a discussion by commissioners in November about the possibility of the Unified Personnel Board hiring a new agency to provide temporary workers. The report from Randstad didn't come in until Mid-December and, because of the holidays, Woodard didn't get it until the first week in January. "I took some time off over the holiday and didn't see it," he said. He explained that the county had two types of temporary employees those hired through the county's Uni ed Personnel System and those supplied by Randstad. Most of the ones hired by the county are seasonal workers, such as lifeguards and park workers. He said during the Great Recession, UPS had begun to use a private rm to supply temporary employees, which after a certain time could become permanent employees. He said at that time, the county had been losing many employees to private firms. He said using an employment agency was a flexible and efficient way to get talent to do the work needed. He said when he looked at the report from Randstad last week, he found one temporary employee that had recently retired from the county. The employee was receiving a rate of pay far in excess to what he had made as a county employee, which was a concern, Woodard said. Although, he pointed out that the position was a highly skilled technical job. He said plans had been made to hire someone to replace the retiring employee, who had been under the state's Deferred Retirement Option Program, aka DROP. A replacement had been hired and had started to work, but soon thereafter found another job and left. Staff tried to find another replacement but could not nd one before the retirement date. Woodard said staff then made a decision to bring the employee back under the Randstad contract. He said it was a "sound decision" at the time due to the employee's level of skill and knowledge about the courts and jail consolidation project. He said the alternative would have been to hire a consultant, which he said would cost a lot more. "The issue is optics," he said. He said once an employee in DROP retires, they cannot be rehired for 12 months. The county had "adhered to the letter of the law," Woodard said, because the worker was no longer employed by the county, but was instead employed by Randstad. "The optics is bypassing the intent and spirit of the law when we need to be complicit with the letter and spirit of the law," he said. He said to bring back the employee at a much higher rate of pay "from an optics standpoint was not right" even though it likely would have cost more to get a consultant to do the job. Woodard said as soon as he found out about the situation, he had Randstad terminate the employee. Woodard doesn't blame staff for what happened. "This is on me," he said. Woodard is continuing to review the list of temporary workers and said he had not yet found a situation that rose to the same level. He said if another were discovered, he would take appropriate action. The county administrator also is working on a plan to prevent a similar scenario in the future. He plans to do an annual review of temporary employees at the end of each year. He pointed out that the county pays wages and an administrative fee to the employment agency, which pays all the payroll taxes and other expenses. He also said temporary workers were paid market-based wages, which are sometimes more than what a county employee is paid. He said that was the case with the retiree rehired as a temporary employee. Commissioner Dave Eggers wants a clear policy for the future to differentiate between temporary employees that might work only one week versus someone that continues the arrangement for ve years. Woodard said the county is currently negotiating a contract with a new agency that will be supplying temporary workers in the future. The change has nothing to do with the current situation. In another employment related matter, Gerard asked about an issue with domestic partner bene ts, which she said was having an effect on employees not taxed on those bene ts.Woodard explained that the county had extended health insurance bene ts to domestic partners but the federal tax obligations had not been identi ed. Now federal taxes are due on bene ts that in some cases have been in place for many years, meaning some people may owe back taxes."We're working to quantify and try to understand the magnitude and cost implications to gure out the best path forward," he said.County Administrator Mark Woodard 011818 24 24 011818


6A County Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018Pinellas County Commission opposes expanding offshore oil drillingSen. Bill Nelson cries ‘political stunt’ after announcement Florida removed from plan By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners laid out their strategy Jan. 9, gearing up to ght the possibility of oil drilling off Florida's west coast. The Commission is opposed to a new five-year offshore drilling plan revealed Jan. 4 by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that would have lifted the moratorium on drilling for oil in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The Draft Five Year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program included areas where oil and gas companies could buy leases starting as early as 2019. Brian Lowack, the county's government intergovernmental liaison, showed commissioners a map of how close drilling operations could be located to Pinellas County's beaches if the draft plan became reality. The current drilling program makes the area off limits through June 30, 2022. Commissioner John Morroni suggested sending a "very strongly worded" resolution informing federal of cials of the Commission's opposition. He said he was surprised the governor hadn't been able to in uence the decision due to his relationship with President Donald Trump. Later that day, Zinke announced that Florida had been removed from the draft plan. He credited the governor's in uence as the reason. Gov. Rick Scott sent out a press release con rming that after his meeting with Zinke, the Department of Interior had announced that Florida's coastline had been removed from the draft plan for future oil drilling. "I am proud to announce that Secretary Zinke has agreed to remove Florida's coastline from consideration for future oil drilling," Scott said. He thanked Zinke for traveling to Tallahassee that day to hear the state's concerns. In the same press release, Zinke said he supported the governor's position that "Florida is unique and its coast is heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver." "As a result of today's discussion and Gov. Scott's leadership, I am removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms," Zinke said. Commission Chair Ken Welch responded to the late-breaking news, saying the Commission would stay engaged in the debate and would maintain its opposition to increased drilling in the Gulf. "Even hundreds of miles away, a spill could be devastating to Florida ... to Florida's environment and economy," he said.Prepared to ghtThe Commission stands ready to ght against the threat of oil drilling offshore Pinellas' beaches. Plans are in the works to attend a Feb. 8 public hearing on the draft plan in Tallahassee. The county's federal lobbyist team has been activated to work on the Commission's behalf and has signed up to attend a Feb. 22 public hearing on the matter in Washington, D.C. Lowack told commissioners that a 60-day comment period on the draft remained open until March 9. After that, a 90-day comment period was scheduled for a proposed program followed by a 60-day comment period on the nal proposed program. Commissioner Janet Long said opening Florida's waters to oil and gas drilling was "irresponsible." Welch talked about the "real threat" to the county's beaches should an accident occur like the 2010 BP Deep Horizon oil spill. "We don't want it here for many reasons," Commissioner Dave Eggers said. "We don't want it and we don't need it. Our supplies are being met. Don't do it."Nelson questions Zinke’s actionsU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, wants speci cs on any new offshore drilling plans. He wrote a letter to Zinke Jan. 10 asking for more information. "The public has a right to know exactly what Interior's plan is," Nelson said in his letter to Zinke. Nelson asked Zinke several speci c questions, including whether a new revised plan would be published and if that plan would maintain the current moratorium beyond 2022. He asked if new maps would be issued showing areas excluded from consideration. Nelson said it was "unreasonable" to expect Floridians to provide "input on a plan that may or may not be the plan" that the Department of Interior is actually considering. Nelson wants Zinke to expand the public comment period to give adequate time to respond to any new plan proposed. In a speech on the Senate Floor, Nelson said Floridians might be discouraged from commenting because they have been "given false assurances that we are all in the clear." In that same speech, Nelson announced that he had led legislation to permanently ban drilling off the Florida coast. Nelson released a statement the evening of Jan. 9 calling Zinke's announcement a "political stunt" by the Trump administration designed to make Scott look good. There has been much talk that Scott will challenge Nelson for his senate seat in the next election. Welch was asked to comment on Nelson's claim. He said the quick turnaround was "curious." "One would think that such an impactful decision would have been well thought out and not so malleable," he said. He pointed out that having the decision reversed after one brief meeting brought into question "the fundamental soundness of initial recommendation to expand coastal drilling." "There is perhaps no greater risk to Florida's economy and environment than a catastrophic oil spill near our shores," Welch said. "The moratorium on drilling off our coast must be maintained. There is no compelling reason to expand drilling close to our shores." Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at courtesy of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORThe eastern Gulf of Mexico is highlighted with a crosshatch denoting it is part of a Congressional moratorium against oil and gas drilling through June 30, 2022. Task force tackles growing public health crisis in Pinellas County By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersEvery 43 hours a person dies from opioids in Pinellas County. In 2016, the Medical Examiner's Of ce reported 204 opioid-related deaths compared to only 105 the year before. A worsening health crisis has the county in its grips. These were some of the grim facts revealed in a presentation by two members of the county's Opioid Task Force at the Jan. 9 county commission meeting. In an attempt to combat the situation, the county formed a task force in June 2017 that includes members from law enforcement, treatment providers, government of cials, school of cials, faith-based organizations and others, said Dianne Clarke, chief operating of cer and executive director of Operation PAR Inc. Clarke shared some of the information gleaned by the task force during its rst six months of work. For example, 59 percent of opioid deaths in 2016 were males and 96 percent of the victims were white. Ages ranged from 1677, but the age group with the most deaths was 53-57, followed by 28-32 and 33-37. Some of the deadliest opioids found in the county are carfentanil (elephant tranquilizer), fentanyl and furanyl. Fentanyl analogs identi cations in post mortem cases currently exceed both oxycodone and heroin. "This is a different type of drug use and different type of community issue," she told commissioners. Clarke presented a map showing where deaths had occurred throughout the county to make the point that locations were "across the board." "They're not just in a certain section of the county. They're widespread, which is really concerning," she said. Fortunately, not every opioid overdose results in death, but they do put a burden on the county's transport system, she said. In 2016, the EMS/Fire Administration Department recorded 2,529 overdose transports. Other related problems in the Task Force's report include an increase in blood borne diseases resulting from intravenous drug use, a hike in the use of opioids by pregnant women resulting in more babies being born exposed to the drug. Department of Health Pinellas' Director Ulyee Choe described the problem as a "public health crisis." "For the past two years there has been a decrease in life expectancy in the United States," which health of cials attribute to opioid use, he said. Choe pointed out that there is no silver bullet to combat the problem. A comprehensive approach is needed. Health care providers, law enforcement, schools, communities and families all play a role in eliminating opioid-related deaths, injuries and misuse. The task force has identi ed ve goal areas. Each area has a subcommittee working to develop strategy plans for each goal. Goal 1 is to increase education and awareness of the dangers of opioids by coordinating with schools, health care providers, pregnant women and the public to share information, as well as expanding training for physicians, dentists, medical providers and healthcare students. Goal 2 is to reduce opioid deaths by increasing the availability of drug overdose treatment kits throughout the county and training rst responders in their use. In addition, plans call for promoting awareness to those who are dependent on opioids, their families and their friends. Goal 3 focuses on increasing availability and access to treatment and addiction therapy in places such as the jail, primary care of ces, emergency rooms, hospitals and courtrooms. Maintaining current funding and seeking new funding to support addiction treatment is critical. Choe said goal 3 targeted what he termed as a "root cause" because not enough addicts have access to treatment programs, which is a national, state and local problem."It's the biggest gap," he said. Clarke said a pilot program was starting at St. Anthony's Hospital linking those coming in for overdoses or being Baker Acted due to addiction problems with treatment programs within 24 hours. "Things are in the works to link physical and behavioral health together," she said. Goal 4 calls for reducing the supply of opioids by decreasing illegal distribution and reducing demand through coordination with law enforcement agencies. Plans also include establishing a pilot program with mental health workers collaborating with law enforcement to combat the problem. Goal 5 involves improving information sharing efforts to better examine trends of opioid misuse and promote the use of standardized data. Commissioner Pat Gerard asked Clarke and Choe about a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott to limit opioid prescriptions to only a three-day supply. Clarke said opinions varied, explaining that the longer someone takes the drug, the greater the risk of addiction. Gerard and other commissioners expressed concern about the affect the restriction would have on those with chronic pain. Clarke said the restriction would be dif cult for those with chronic pain and people with stage 4 cancer. "Three days is ridiculous for those dealing with chronic pain," Commissioner Charlie Justice said. The governor's plan would require them to get a new written prescription every day. Justice asked if the issue was more a problem with prescriptions or with those obtaining drugs on the streets. The problem is easy access, Clarke said. She said opioids are readily available and the price is cheap. "If they can't get it from a doctor, they'll go into the streets," she said. She explained that the drugs affect brain chemistry and once the chemistry is changed, it needs to be stabilized by taking more of the drug. "They do what they have to do to stabilize," she said. The task force plans to complete its documentation and public awareness campaign materials within the next couple of weeks. County Attorney Jewel White said seven or eight groups had responded to the county's request for proposals to take the ght to the courts. She said an evaluation committee would look at the proposals Jan. 10. She expects to bring back information to the commission about a future lawsuit later this month or early February. The city of St. Petersburg has agreed to partner with the county on any litigation against manufacturers or distributors. "We should be able to nd a good team to represent the county on this issue," she said. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at 011118 Windows  Doors Hurricane Shutters  35 Years of Trustworthy Reputation  Thousands of Local ReferencesVisit Our Showroom 2501 Anvil Street North, St. Petersburg www.storm tter.comSTORMFITTERS CORPORATION727.544.0575 Hurricane Security Windows/DoorsCall for your FREE Home Inspection & Estimate Surround Yourself with Peace of Mind! Prepare NOW! And Save $$ up to 40% Off on your Energy BillCGC1516020 Entire House of WINDOWS$4,989Compare at $6,500LIMITED TIME OFFER*Entire House of Hurricane Shutters$3,499Compare at $4,200LIMITED TIME OFFER*Entire House of Impact Windows$9,550Compare at $12,000LIMITED TIME OFFER* *Up to 10 units. 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8A County Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018 Police beat County newsProperty appraiser offers help with exemptionsJanuary 1 is an important date as far as property taxes are concerned. Florida Property Appraisers determine the value of your home as of this date every year based upon sales of similar properties from the prior year. January 1 is also the date used to determine residency status for exemption purposes. Exemptions save property owners hundreds in tax dollars each year and they are quick and easy for which to apply. The popular Homestead Exemption can be eFiled from the Pinellas County property appraiser's homepage at www.pcpao. org. Once you receive a homestead exemption, it is automatically renewed unless your residency status changes. In January and February, representatives from the property appraiser's of ce will be traveling around the county to reach out to those unable to visit an of ce. Events will be held at the following locations: Thursday, Jan. 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Highland Lakes Clubhouse, 3300 MacGregor Drive, Palm Harbor. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-noon, Five Towns Community Center, 8141 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1-4 p.m., Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S., St. Petersburg. Thursday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, Jim & Heather Gills YMCA, 3200 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Thursday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo Each January, the property appraiser's office mails a "renewal receipt" to residents who have a homestead, listing exemptions it plans to renew. If ownership and occupancy have not changed, you simply save the receipt for your records. However, if you added someone to the deed, moved, or rented the property during 2017, you should indicate that change on the receipt, sign it, and return it so the proper adjustments can be made. Some exemptions, such as the low income senior exemption, are not renewed automatically. You will be sent an application to renew the exemption by mail. Other exemptions you may qualify for include widow/widower, senior, disability and veterans to name a few. If you purchased a property in 2017 that bene ted from a former owner's exemption, that bene t is removed on Jan. 1 each year, resetting the property's assessed value to just/market value. You must apply for your own homestead exemption by March 1.Kids Tag Art program raises $100,000 in three yearsCLEARWATER Clay, paint, markers, paper. Quality classroom art supplies don't come cheap, and it can be dif cult for public schools to dedicate enough dollars to the arts. But a program that allows Fifth graders to design their own custom license plates has stepped in big time, providing elementary art teachers between $800 to more than $1,000 apiece to keep their classrooms stocked. The program called Kids Tag Art Pinellas is an unconventional partnership between the Pinellas County Tax Collector's Of ce and Pinellas County Schools. And by all accounts, it's working. In just three years, Kids Tag Art Pinellas has raised $100,000 for elementary art programs and college scholarships. Statewide, the Kids Tag Art program is expected to reach the $1 million mark in 2018. On Thursday, Jan. 18, Fifth grade student artists will be honored at the Kids Tag Art Pinellas Award Ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Largo High School auditorium, 410 Missouri Ave. N. This free public event honors top designs handpicked by a panel of retired Pinellas County art teachers. Event organizers hope to ll the 700-seat auditorium with supporters. "This is our opportunity to tell children, right before they hit middle school, that they are creative and talented and deserve positive recognition. Our hope is that Kids Tag Art Pinellas inspires them to see themselves in a different light," said Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas. Two-thousand students from 43 county schools more than half of which are designated as Title I participated in the program this school year. While most people associate Tax Collectors with taking money, Thomas says his of ce is different. "Giving back is a big part of who we are, and I couldn't ask for a more community-minded team. In addition to Kids Tag Art Pinellas, employees are donating money out of their own paychecks for casual dress Fridays to support Suncoast Animal League. Around the holidays, we had employees collecting socks for the homeless. That speaks volumes about our culture of giving," said Thomas. The metal vanity front license plates cost $15 each with $3.50 shipping and handling and can be purchased online at Proceeds are donated to Pinellas County elementary art classrooms as well as a ne arts scholarship fund at St. Petersburg College. In addition to tag sales, Kids Tag Art Pinellas is made possible by community sponsors, including Platinum Sponsor Baystar Restaurant Group as well as Sunshine State Tag Agency, Tag Agency of Pinellas, Dex Imaging, Direct Mail Systems, Bill 2 Pay, D Print, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce, Freedom Boat Club and Lauren's Kids. If you are interested in sponsoring Kids Tag Art Pinellas or would like to make a donation, please visit www. asked to ‘skip a week’ of irrigation during winter monthsThe Southwest Florida Water Management District is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to "Skip a Week" or more of watering during the cooler months of January and February. According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesn't need to be watered as often during the cooler months. One-half to three-quarters of an inch of water every 10-14 days is suf cient. In fact, if your lawn has received any signi cant rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and operate it manually as needed. You can determine when your grass needs water when: Grass blades are folded in half lengthwise on at least one-third of your yard. Grass blades appear blue-gray. Grass blades do not spring back, leaving footprints on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it. Watering only every other week at most during the winter will help conserve drinking water supplies that the public needs for critical uses during the dry season. For additional information about water conservation, please visit WaterMatters. org/SkipAWeek. Pinellas deputies arrest man wanted for murder in KentuckyLARGO Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 46-year-old Springhill man Jan. 12 wanted in connection with a triple homicide in Kentucky. The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Unit coordinated with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce and authorities in Hernando County to locate the suspect. Deputies assigned to the Violent Crimes Task Force stopped a vehicle driven by Christopher Cruz Olivo about 10:13 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 19 North and Ulmerton Road in Largo. He was arrested on a Kentucky warrant for three counts of murder and one count of tampering with physical evidence. According to a press release from the sheriff's of ce, Olivo is charged with murdering a man and two women while inside a residence in Louisville, Kentucky. Two juveniles were located inside the home unharmed, however Olivo fled the scene with his 3-year-old daughter, who was safely located in Hernando County. When deputies arrested Olivo, he was wearing a ballistic vest and had an AK47 assault rifle on the passenger seat of his vehicle. Olivo was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Members with the LMPD Homicide Unit are traveling to Florida to transport him back to Kentucky. The Violent Crimes Task Force is a countywide, multi-jurisdictional task force that focuses on violent crime in Pinellas County. The task force is comprised of law enforcement of cers from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce, St. Petersburg Police Department and the Clearwater Police Department.Largo PD arrests two on child pornography chargesLARGO Largo police have released information about two recent arrests involving numerous counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of distribution of child pornography. Members of the Investigative Services Division, assisted by the department's Problem Oriented Police unit, arrested Alexander Kyle McCuen, 30, of Largo after serving a search warrant at his home Jan. 10. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and charged with eight counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography. Bail was set at $560,000. Police say McCuen recently "made the mistake of moving" into Largo Police Department's jurisdiction. Within 30 days, the department's peer-to-peer detection software led to the discovery that McCuen was downloading and distributing child pornography. After the search warrant was served at his home, McCuen reportedly confessed to the crime during an interview. Police say additional charges are pending a forensic review of the suspect's computer. During the search of McCuen's home, police say they discovered a "disturbing" item a small safe in McCuen's bedroom that contained used and unused children's clothing. The second arrest came as the result of a cyber-tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about an email registered to a Largo man with a Dropbox account containing illicit images. After receiving information from subpoenas, Largo police identified the owner of the email account as 28-year-old Cameron Alistair MacDonald. Police located MacDonald at his workplace Jan. 5 where they interviewed him. Police say MacDonald admitted to using cloud storage to stash les of child pornography, as well as sharing Dropbox links of child pornography to other users of Kik software. He reportedly told detectives that he had viewed at least 1,000 images of child pornography over the last six to eight years. Police say during a forensic exam, additional videos and files of child pornography were found on MacDonald's cell phone. The forensic exam also revealed thousands of images and videos of local girls playing volleyball and pictures from their social media sites. MacDonald was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Bail was set at $1 million. He also was charged with one count of distribution of child pornography. Bail was set at $10,000.86-year-old cited in crash with deputy in DunedinDUNEDIN An 86-year-old Dunedin man received a traf c citation for failure to yield after a Pinellas County Sheriff's cruiser crashed into his vehicle about 4:07 p.m. Jan. 9 at the intersection of Main Street and Pinehurst Road in Dunedin. Deputies assigned to the sheriff's Major Accident Investigation Team say Detective Jennifer Zinge, 45, was on-duty driving an unmarked 2013 Ford Fusion westbound on Main Street in Dunedin. George A. 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Schools 9A Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018Pinellas County School District celebrates hike in graduation rates By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO The Pinellas County School District recently received some welcome news about its graduation rates. According to a Jan. 10 report from the Florida Department of Education, the district's 2016-2017 graduation rate went up 2.8 percentage points over the previous year and 11 percentage points since 2012-2103. In addition, the county's graduation rate of 82.9 percent surpassed the state graduation rate of 82.3 percent. "Our graduation rate increase is an accomplishment for all of our schools," said Superintendent Michael A. Grego in a press release. "From our Pre-K classrooms onward, every teacher, staff member and school leader plays a role in helping students nd their pathway. We will build on this success and strive to grow greatness in all of our students." The state's report revealed even more news that is celebration-worthy. Florida's high school graduation rate has reached a 14-year high. As of the 2016-17 school year, the statewide graduation rate has increased 23.1 percentage points since 2003-04 and 1.6 percentage points over last year. "I am thrilled to celebrate our state's students and educators on this monumental accomplishment," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart in a press release from the governor's office. "Excelling in high school opens doors to opportunities that provide students long-term bene ts, and Florida's steady increase is promising for our state's and students' futures." Pinellas County officials noted another local accomplishment. The county has the third highest graduation rate among the state's eight largest school districts. And, the 11-percentage point increase since 2012-13 is the highest increase among those eight districts. Neighboring Hillsborough County and Orange County had the second highest increase, each with an 8.8 percent hike in the last five years. Hillsborough's 2016-2017 graduation rate was the same as Pinellas' at 82.9 percent and Orange County's rate was 84.7 percent. Pinellas County also is doing better than the state with hikes over the past ve years in the graduation rate for black students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities. The graduation for black students in the county increased 3.8 percentage points to 69.3 percent. Since 20122013, the graduation rate for black students in Pinellas increased 12.9 percent. The statewide graduation rate among black students went up 10.2 percentage points over the last five years, going from 64.6 percent in 2012-13 to 74.8 percent in 2016-17. The graduation rate for Hispanic students in Pinellas increased 6 percentage points to 81.3 percent, matching the state's Hispanic graduation rate. Since 2012-13, the graduation rate for Hispanic students has increased 18.7 percent in Pinellas. The statewide graduation rate among Hispanic students increased 6.4 percentage points over the last ve years, rising from 74.9 percent in 2012-13 to 81.3 percent in 2016-17. The graduation rate for students with disabilities in the county increased 8.7 percentage points to 67.1 percent. The statewide graduation rate among students with disabilities increased 13.7 percentage points, rising from 52.3 percent in 2012-13 to 66.0 percent in 2016-17. Another area highlighted by local school officials was the graduation rate for English Language Learners, which increased 13.7 percentage points to 63.7 percent. District officials also singled out two schools that received top marks. Palm Harbor University High School increased its graduation rate by 2.4 percent for a 97.6 percent rate, the highest rate in Pinellas. Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg had the greatest improvement with a 7.8 percent increase to 85.3 percent. Thirteen of the district's 16 traditional high schools increased their graduation rates from 2016 to 2017, including: Boca Ciega High from 91.1 percent to 91.5 percent. Clearwater High from 88 percent to 89.5 percent. Dixie Hollins High from 77.5 percent to 85.3 percent. Dunedin High from 85.8 percent to 88.5 percent. East Lake High from 95.8 percent to 97 percent. Lakewood High from 84.9 percent to 89.5 percent. Largo High from 84.3 percent to 85.9 percent. Northeast High from 88.2 percent to 90.9 percent. Osceola Fundamental High from 95.4 percent to 97.5 percent. Palm Harbor University High from 95.2 percent to 97.5 percent. Pinellas Park High from 86.9 percent to 92.1 percent St. Petersburg High from 89 percent to 92 percent Tarpon Springs High from 94.8 percent to 95.7 percent The three schools that had a decreased graduation rate were: Countryside High from 86.8 percent to 83.4 percent; and Gibbs High from 84.4 percent to 84.2 percent. Seminole High from 96.6 percent to 95.8 percent. The Florida Department of Education pointed out that those not included in the graduation rate weren't necessarily dropouts. Students are classi ed as graduates, dropouts and non-graduates. Nongraduates include students who were retained but are still in school and those who received a certificate of completion or GED-based diploma. Of the 17.7 percent of students who did not graduate statewide, only 4 percent were dropouts. "We want every Florida student to have access to a world-class education so they can succeed in the classroom and their future careers," Gov. Rick Scott said in a press release. He is recommending an increase in state funding for education for the sixth consecutive year. "I look forward to working with the Legislature during the upcoming session to make sure our students have the resources they need to continue to build on this accomplishment for years to come." Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. 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CLEARWATER POOL HOME SEMINOLE ESTATES SMART HOME READY FOR SMART BUYER YACHT CLUB ESTATES PINEBROOK ESTATES KEY WEST STYLE POOL HOME What’s Selling in Pinellas County 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1CG Kenneth City $168,000 4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bath Seminole $482,500 This home features tile roof, wood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and much more. Caroleanne VoracThe Vorac Group This 1,533 sq. ft. Mid-Century Modern style mainland home features a great waterfront location with a dock on a protected canal near Clearwater Harbor. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Belleair $500,000 SOLD SOLD Luxurious Craftsman-styled two-story pool home in the Harborview subdivision. Custom built in 2006 with over 2,700 sq. ft. SOLD The "Alvord Estate" in Harbor Oaks. Built and occupied by the original developing family in 1925. Spectacular waterfront features a pool and spa, multiple terraces for entertaining, guesthouse with full kitchen. Gracious living totaling 10,829 sq. ft. 5 Bedroom / 4 Full-2 Half Bath Clearwater $2,450,000 SOLDRich RippetoeColdwell Banker Sunvista RealtyMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionKerryn Ellson & Mary Ann McArthurCoastal Properties Real estate newsmakers RE/MAX ACR Elite Group announces top agents for 2017 BELLEAIR RE/MAX ACR Elite Group Inc. recently honored its top agents for 2017. Dorita Mayeux was the top agent in the of ce with the highest sales volume in 2017. Regina Ruffner had the second highest sales volume, while Kelly Castellano/Peggy Phillips had the third highest sales volume in 2017. "Their absolute dedication and commitment to going the extra mile for their customers is part of the secret of their success," said James Paxton in a press release. Paxton is the broker/owner of the of ce. Downing joins Coldwell Banker Residential Real EstateCLEARWATER Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate recently announced the af liation of Jim Downing with the Clearwater of ce in Countryside. Downing is originally from Washington, D.C., and has a strong business and real estate background. "We are delighted he has af liated with our of ce and know he will provide truly remarkable real estate service," said Julia Stander, managing broker, in a press release.Allen joins Century 21 Real Estate ChampionsMADEIRA BEACH Century 21 Real Estate Champions recently welcome Edd Allen as a new agent. According to a press release, Allen is proud to join the Century 21 Real Estate Champions team in Madeira Beach. He is looking forward to helping clients nd their dream home or sell the home they have loved for a lifetime. Adamo & Associates recognizes top agents for DecemberSEMINOLE Realty Executives Adamo & Associates recently named its top agents for the month of December. Pam Raymond was recognized as the top listing associate for the month. Pam Raymond was the top sales associate. The Dicus-Harrison Realty Group was named the top sales team for December 2017.Klein & Heuchan sells inll site in Largo LARGO Klein & Heuchan Inc. recently represented KCD Associates LLC, the seller, in the sale of 15232 U.S. 19, N. in Largo. The buyer was BFJ Af liated Properties of Florida LLC. This site was purchased by an af liate of the Fuccillo Automotive Group for construction of their Nissan store. The property provides a very high traf c count of over 70,000 vehicles per day and offers easy access and excellent visibility. The sale price was $2,500,000. Bud Lytle of Klein & Heuchan Inc. handled this transaction. "Our rm has handled this property for almost 30 years," said Mark Klein, CEO and president of Klein & Heuchan, in a press release. 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10A Viewpoints Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018Is Oprah Winfrey seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2020? If so, will Americans support another celebrity politician with no political experience after the disaster known as Donald Trump? If you ask me whether I would prefer having Trump or Oprah as a neighbor or a dinner companion, it is clearly Oprah. Ask me which one I would prefer having as president, the answer is neither. I opposed Trump as president because I found him neither to be a Republican or a conservative. Most importantly, I found Trump to be uniquely unquali ed to be president. Nothing has happened in his rst year in of ce to change my opinion. I would oppose Oprah Winfrey for the same reasons. She is extraordinarily successful; so was Trump. She is a billionaire; so is Trump. She has no political experience; neither did Trump. Politics may be the only career where experience is considered a weakness. I hope you don't choose your heart surgeon using the same criteria. For those who argue that Oprah could not do any worse than Trump, I would argue that it is a low standard on which to judge a candidate. In addition, we won't know if Oprah would be better or worse than Trump until she holds the position. Supporters of Oprah argue that she is far more likable than Trump. She has consistently been rated among the most admired women in America. So was Hillary Clinton, and that did not help her in her presidential campaign. Although Winfrey has no formal political experience, she did help secure passage of what is known as the "Oprah bill," or the National Child Protection Act, which set up a national database of convicted child abusers. Winfrey has given away tens of millions to support various causes, including the construction of 60 schools in 13 nations. One of those schools was the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Winfrey has strong ties to two critical Democratic constituency groups, women and African-Americans. This could be an asset in a presidential race. Even many Republicans see Winfrey as a strong candidate. Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, stated that Oprah is "more sensible on economics than Bernie Sanders, understands middle-class Americans better than Elizabeth Warren, is younger than Joe Biden and nicer than Andrew Cuomo." Oprah Winfrey's negatives are long. Will Americans support another celebrity candidate with no political experience, or will they see her as a left-wing version of Trump? Voters often select someone who is the opposite of the person occupying the White House. Will Oprah be seen as more of the same? As a longtime media personality, every statement Winfrey has ever made will be reviewed and analyzed. How many times will we hear: "And you win a car. Everyone wins a car?" A recent piece by Robert Tracinski described Winfrey as "our nation's premier snake oil salesman." Gwyneth Paltrow pushed her coffee enemas, Suzanne Somers offered her hormone therapy and vitamin treatments, and Jenny McCarthy attacked vaccinations for children on Oprah's show. Oprah created Mehmet Oz as "America's Doctor." Dr. Oz has recommended so many controversial cures that his colleagues at Columbia University wrote an op-ed saying that over half of his recommendations lacked scienti c underpinnings. "Many of us are spending a signi cant amount of our clinical time debunking Oz-isms regarding metabolism game changers." Oprah is a successful person who has been a voice for the voiceless. Is that enough to qualify her as a presidential candidate? Oprah's elevation as a presidential candidate may simply signal the weakness of the Democratic Party and its pool of presidential candidates, just as Trump's candidacy signaled the debacle that is now the Republican Party. Darryl Paulson is Emeritus Professor of Government at USF St. Petersburg specializing in Florida politics and elections. LETTERS In 2017 the United States witnessed over 65,000 overdose deaths from narcotics. Florida is, in many respects, groundzero to this tragedy. Those deaths were our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and neighbors in the prime of health and in the prime of economic productivity. How can the richest country in the world sustain more deaths from narcotic overdoses in one year than in the entire Vietnam war combined and not declare "war" on something or someone? The problem is "war on whom?". Most of our overdose deaths come from abuse of prescription narcotics written in good faith by physicians who are doing their best to alleviate pain. Are we to declare war on the drug companies? Do we ban the manufacture of certain compounds like we did Quaalude's in 1985? Can we legislate away the problem? The poppy plant, the source of heroin and morphine, has been around for thousands of years. Should we institute capital punishment as a deterrent as many countries do? Opioid addiction is a disease, not a choice. It's not a punishment from God or a test of willpower. Addiction is multifaceted and there is no "one size ts all" treatment model. People are not cars or machines and not everyone responds to the same treatment program. But the operative words are "treatment program." Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, summarized it best when she said, "Opioid addiction is a mental health crisis, not a crime wave. Every opioid death is preventable, because addiction is treatable. But we need to shift from a culture of shame to one of treatment." Medication (buprenorphine, Suboxone, Zubsolv and Bunavail), counseling and family therapy are the tripod of current treatment models. Successful treatment is based on years, not days or weeks. These treatments work, but are very dif cult, if not impossible, to obtain on demand. Addiction knows no race, sex or national origin boundaries. Not everyone addicted to narcotics is poor or without insurance. Even those with the best of nancial resources have dif culty getting medical help when they are in narcotic withdrawal. Hospitals cannot, nor do they want to, prescribe Suboxone on demand. Yet would we turn away a diabetic in ketoacidosis or someone with chest pain from getting medical care? Access to health care is a basic human right. Access to timely health care must include geographic and provider availability. To that end we, as a society, must rethink the process in which we trust to take care of our loved ones. We must grow past the stigma of "you are just a dirty drug addict." We must look in the mirror. Dr. George Kamajian is founder of the Largo Clinic, which is at 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360. By the time this column appears in the middle of January many persons will already have become overwhelmed and a little tired of Oprah Winfrey. Not the real-life Oprah, who by most accounts is a thoroughly decent person, but tired of the 63 billion words that will have been spoken or printed in the last 10 days on only two subjects: Will Oprah run for president? If she does, will she be elected? I don't know the answers to those questions. So, I will instead comment on how to distinguish between American men and those from foreign countries, when all these fellows dress up fancy and are photographed speaking to lovely, hyperventilating female interviewers named Gloria Gushy at (for example) the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Here's how to tell the difference: the foreign dudes will stand quietly with their hands hanging at their sides, out of the way. In contrast, the American dudes will almost always shove one hand, or both, into their trouser pockets. Don't ask me why. For years I've tried to nd out why. Maybe Oprah can tell me.The Jan. 7 Golden Globes event will be remembered for several reasons. When Oprah was given the Cecil B. DeMille award, she gave a stirring speech about sexual harassment, racism and the need for a free and courageous press. If you wish, you can boot up her words on any of several websites, although most of them will require you to rst give your name and email address so that the website and its marketing department can hound you for years to come.The best thing about Oprah's passionate delivery was that not once did she mention Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein or any other guardians of American idealism. She did not call for vengeance against scoundrels. Instead she drew pictures of a new and better day for women and minorities, both in Hollywood and outside the acting profession. Each year as the Golden Globe and Oscar ceremonies are broadcast, I feel like a backwaters idiot for not having seen or even read about many of the nominated films, TV series and performers. But before I overwhelm myself with self-criticism I usually come to my defense by realizing that it's virtually impossible for most persons even admitted entertainment addicts to keep track of the many productions that come our way in the course of an average year. There is simply too much going on. The Golden Globes and Academy Award shows are a yearly blessing for those of us who, for any reason, do not keep abreast of what's coming at us down the movie highway. All we need do, each year at this time, is read the summaries of which actor, director, producer and screenwriter captured the big prizes the night before. Then, at our leisure, we can choose the pictures we'd like to see during the coming months. As in the past, the waiting for the Academy Awards night (this year it's March 4) will give the critics and the movie fans a chance to predict who the big winners will be. In recent years many of the Golden Globe selections have also done well when the Oscars are given out. This year it will also allow more time for the controversy over "The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Frances McDormand won "Best Actress" for her role in that lm, which also received three other Globes. But the movie's portrayal of a racist cop has come under re on a number of points, none of which I'll reveal here because I haven't even come close to seeing the lm. But I intend to. Getting back to Oprah: she is the rst black woman ever to receive the DeMille award, for her achievements in various elds. If she chooses to run against Donald Trump for the White House in 2020, I can't think of any two opposing political candidates who would be less alike. But I dread what may happen if she wins the Democratic nomination. Our country's racist and right-wing devil dogs will try to tear her apart. The 2016 assault on Hillary Clinton will look like a picnic, in comparison. Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ on to change ethanol mandateWASHINGTON On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump embraced the federal mandate for ethanol in fuel as many politicians, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush before him, did in the crush to grab votes in corn-rich Iowa. As president, Trump has stuck by that campaign promise. But now free-market conservative groups and oil-state Republicans are pushing the administration to cut the corn cord. For Ken Cuccinelli of the conservative group FreedomWorks, it's a moral issue. As the former GOP Virginia attorney general sees it, the ethanol mandate, which is part of Renewable Fuel Standards adopted in 2005 and 2007, drives up the price of both fuel and food. "Any time you are driving up the price for the necessities of life" the poor pay a higher percentage of their incomes for basic needs, Cuccinelli said. Like many government programs that reality has mugged, the fuel standards started with good intentions. The idea was to reduce America's dependence on fossil fuels by requiring that renewable ethanol and other biofuels be added to the mix which also was supposed to reduce greenhouse gases. Thing is, the government mandates that refiners pay so much for biofuels that some 40 percent of U.S. corn is turned into ethanol, according to Scienti c American, and much of the rest is exported. And contrary to expectations, a 2014 Government Accountability Of ce report found that corn ethanol may lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions. Environmentalists now see a mandate that has led to over-farming, and the environmental degradation that accompanies it. Former Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., sent out a note last week in which he lamented that the RFS legislation he supported in 2007 "has not stood the test of time." The letter accompanied a report by the Rethink Ethanol coalition that focused on the law's devastating unintended consequences. So who likes the program? Big Corn, politicians who represent corn country and presidential hopefuls who want to win primaries and general elections in corn-rich Iowa. Pro-ethanol pols aren't afraid to remind candidates of their electoral clout. When U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was governor of Iowa, he used to warn presidential hopefuls, "Don't mess with the RFS." To keep the president on the ethanol train, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has read Trump's pro-ethanol remarks on the Senate oor. In the fall, when Grassley heard Trump's Environmental Protection Agency was considering reducing the required renewable fuels, Grassley railed, "I'll make sure the EPA hears loud and clear the impact the EPA's proposal will have on Iowa's corn and soybean farmers and biofuel producers." The old-school approach to ethanol, however, may be crumbling. Cuccinelli faulted the assumptions that drove the 2007 regulations. Officialdom predicted that Americans would be increasingly reliant on foreign fuel and that the U.S. fuel supply would continue to drop. Fracking upended those assumptions, which now are "devoid of any market reality." The politics of ethanol are changing, too. Trump supported ethanol in 2016, yet lost the Iowa caucus to Sen. Ted Cruz, who braved conventional wisdom by opposing the scheme. In December, Cruz and other oil-state lawmakers lobbied the White House for change, which could come from the EPA or Congress. Later Cruz told Fox News it was "a very positive and productive meeting." Liz Bowman, spokesperson for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Pruitt will continue to have discussions about forms "with regard to what we can realistically achieve, while following the statute." Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group believes Pruitt has enormous discretion. After a decade fighting a good fix, Faber confessed, "It's just really hard to see how you put together 60 votes in the Senate" to produce a form package that makes sense. "I think this is one of the biggest question marks going into 2018 in the regulatory universe," Cuccinelli opined. How viable will it be for Trump to hold onto a program that drives up food and gasoline prices because it's supposed to be good for the environment, even though many environmental groups have turned against it? Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ or 202-662-7391. Follow @ DebraJSaunders on Twitter. Driver’s SeatBob Driver Some thoughts on the Age of Oprah President Oprah? 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563  Fax: 727-397-5900  www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli Advertising Director: Jay Rey Classi ed Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown Online editor: Suzette Porter Beach Beacon: Bob McClure Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond Clearwater Beacon: Logan Mosby Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond Largo Leader: Chris George Palm Harbor Beacon: Kathryn Williams Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kathryn Williams Entertainment Editor: Lee Zumpe General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shi ett Phone: 727-397-5563 Debra Saunders Darryl Paulson Environmentalists now see a mandate that has led to over-farming, and the environmental degradation that accompanies it.Looking in the mirror at the opioid epidemic As I See ItDr. George Kamajian


Outdoors 11A Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018 The great outdoorsMcGough Park hosts free raptor showsLARGO George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., hosts free raptor shows at 1 p.m. each Sunday. The show details the adaptations raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain and will focus on themes, such as bald eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and Florida's most common raptors. A show focused on the park's new vultures will be coming soon. Donations to help care for the birds are welcome. Weedon to host walkaboutST. PETERSBURG A Weedon Walkabout will be offered Thursday, Jan. 18, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Participants will have an opportunity to hike through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the preserve and learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. A hat, closed-toe shoes and water are also recommended. The free program is best for ages 6 years and older. Advance registration is required. To register, visit www. weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite. com. For information, call 727-4536500.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, Jan. 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve. Registration only required for children and not the accompanying adult. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www. to explore Brooker’s wildlifeTARPON SPRINGS The Wildlife in the Preserve Hike will be offered Friday, Jan. 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Hikers will join an experienced naturalist for a journey along boardwalks and natural trails at Brooker Creek Preserve. This will be a learning experience for everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars and questions. Volunteer hike guides will meet participants in the lobby of the education center 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Attendees should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, sneakers or boots. Insect repellent is strongly recommended. Hikers also should bring plenty of drinking water and a snack. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended. The hike is free. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve. workday setTARPON SPRINGS The Return the Preserve Work Day will take place Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The focus will be on areas within Brooker Creek Preserve where participants can apply some handson help removing exotic invaders or overgrown native vines. It is hard work but it is rewarding work. Attendees should meet in the parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and should bring clippers, loppers, and handsaws as well as gloves, hat and sunscreen. Long sleeved shirts, jeans and closed toed shoes are recommended. Breakfast snacks and water will be provided. For information or to sign up, email Evan Earle at eearlejr@gmail. com. Weedon to host guided hikeST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 20, 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. Preregistration is required. Visit www.weedonislandpreserve. Call 727-453-6500 or visit to host nature hikeLARGO A guided nature hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m., at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., Largo. Participants will walk through the woods seeking out animals. The hike is free but donations are kindly accepted. To preregister, call 727-518-3047.Photography hike setST. PETERSBURG A photography hike will be offered Saturday, Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Participants will have an opportunity to hike the preserve in search of that perfect photo. This free program provides great opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, preserve volunteers highlight seasonal features of the preserve, as well as speci c wildlife behaviors that help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island Preserve. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6500 or visit www. weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite. com.Brooker to host Nature’s Hidden Wonders hikeTARPON SPRINGS Nature's Hidden Wonders, a guided hike, will be offered Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. This hike will sharpen observation skills as participants seek out new small natural treasures. All ages are welcome. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Volunteer hike guides will meet participants in the lobby of the education center 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Attendees should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, sneakers or boots. Insect repellent is strongly recommended. Hikers also should bring plenty of drinking water and a snack. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www. brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite. com.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. This free program is designed to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required To register, visit www.weedonisland For information, call 727-453-6500.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve. Registration only required for children and not the accompanying adult. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www. naturalist walk setTARPON SPRINGS The junior naturalist walk will be Friday, Jan. 26, 9 to 10 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. This hike will teach young naturalists to observe nature with all their senses, discovering hidden wonders of Brooker Creek Preserve. This fun and educational hike offers a unique outdoor learning opportunity, best suited for youth ages 8 to 14. Volunteer hike guides will meet participants in the lobby of the education center 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Attendees should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, sneakers or boots. Insect repellent is strongly recommended. Hikers also should bring plenty of drinking water and a snack. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended. The hike is free. Advance registration required. 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There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certi ed in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons F.D.A. Cleared


12A Health & Fitness Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018 Health newsStart the New Year white Dr. Edward BuschDo you have a tendency to hide from the camera due to dark stained or yellow teeth? Well, teeth whitening can be a safe effective way to get you smiling again! There are two general levels of teeth stains, extrinsic which exists on the tooth surface and intrinsic which exists below the tooth's enamel. Those extrinsic stains are usually self-in icted by our daily routine such as drinking teas, colas and red wines, tobacco use and consuming other highly pigmented foods and beverages. Intrinsic stains can be caused by thinning enamel as we age, nerve damage which could be contributed to an impact, usage of antibiotics over a lengthy period of time, amalgam (silver) restorations and/or decay. Depending on the extent of staining, generally most extrinsic stains can be resolved with a dental cleaning followed up by either professional strength whitening gel obtained from your dentist or even over the counter options approved by the ADA. It is most effective to begin with a proper dental cleaning which can help provide a jump start in removing some of the surface stains. Whitening times will vary depending on the extent of the staining as well as the type of material used. Intrinsic stains can be a bit more challenging to get rid of and may require longer periods of whitening times, internal bleaching done at your dentist's of ce or additional restorations such as veneers or crowns. Also, be aware that teeth whitening materials are designed to whiten natural tooth structure and will not affect other restorations. Teeth whitening will generally not change the color of existing crowns, llings, partials or other restorations. Before you begin the whitening process, consult your dentist to determine which options could be most helpful. Happy whitening!Dr. Edward Busch practices at 10170 Seminole Blvd., Seminole.BayCareÂ’s Mease Countryside Hospital begins $156 million expansionSAFETY HARBOR Mease Countryside Hospital is starting a major expansion and renovation project that will create a more connected hospital campus by adding a new four-story patient tower with all private rooms and four-story parking garage with an elevated pedestrian walkway. "We are responding to the growing needs of our surrounding community by enhancing access and ef ciency, which we believe will improve the experience of our patients and their families," said Lou Galdieri in a press release. Galdieri is president of Mease Countryside Hospital. "When complete, we will increase the number of private hospital rooms from 31 to 82 percent." Designed to create continuous platforms of care that support clinical excellence, the new patient tower will feature 70 private patient rooms, a 30-bed patient observation unit, critical care services combined into one cohesive unit with additional eight progressive care facilities, increased capacity for Women's Care by adding patient rooms and more Level II Neonatal Intensive Care beds, expanded outpatient pharmacy, new outpatient chemotherapy and infusion services and a new endoscopy unit. The new patient tower will align inpatient and outpatient surgical services into one space. "Our parking and access to the hospital will change dramatically with the addition of a 950-space parking garage," said Galdieri. An elevated pedestrian walkway connected to the new tower will give patients, visitors, hospital staff and physicians easier access to the hospital. The elevated pedestrian walkway will take people over Mease Drive which bisects the hospital campus. Landscaping will help emphasize green spaces and act as buffers to discourage pedestrian traf c on the street level. Patient and visitor comfort is also part of the design with an outdoor courtyard with dining and seating areas, a children's play space and a water feature. "We want to provide visitors with a relaxing area that incorporates natural elements," said Galdieri. Construction of the new parking garage will begin in February with completion estimated for October. The next phase will be the new patient tower with estimated completion in August 2020. The architect for Mease Countryside's expansion and renovation is Freeman-White of Charlotte, North Carolina; and the contractor is Haskell of Jacksonville.St. Petersburg General Hospital earns recognitionST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital recently announced that it has again received ve stars for the quality of its vaginal delivery care from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed healthcare decisions. This achievement is part of new ndings and data released on and in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. St. Pete General is one of nearly 4,500 nationwide hospitals evaluated for performance. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-speci c performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. A ve-star rating indicates that St. Petersburg General Hospital's patient outcomes were statistically signi cantly better than expected after performing the procedure being evaluated. St. Petersburg General Hospital has been delivering babies since 1990 and is known for its Family Beginnings Obstetrics Unit. "We are extremely proud of the quality of our maternity care and this is again demonstrated by receiving this latest award observing best outcomes in vaginal birth deliveries. We consistently provide our mothers-to-be the utmost quality care and treatment before, during and after delivery," said Janice Balzano, CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital, in a press release. The complete Healthgrades 2017 report with detailed cohort-speci c outcomes data, hospital-speci c quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found online at joins Northside HospitalST. PETERSBURG John Polisknowski recently joined Northside Hospital as the chief nursing of cer. Previously, Polisknowski was the assistant chief nursing of cer at the Medical Center of Trinity. He has a strong and very diverse array of clinical experiences that he brings to Northside. His exposure includes emergency services, ICU, behavioral health, and various inpatient nursing units. Polisknowski grew up in Jacksonville. He attended the University of South Florida for his undergraduate education, Florida State College for Nursing, and Liberty University for his graduate education.St. Jerome Church to host health fairLARGO A health fair will take place Friday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd. The free event will feature health care services and education. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet neighborhood doctors and health care professionals. Health screenings will be provided by Morton Plant Faith Community Nursing. Oak Manor will offer a healthy cooking demonstration. There also will be u vaccines and stress management information. Screenings for glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol will be available. For information, email StJeromeHealthFair@gmail. com.Center to host wellness workshopLARGO A wellness workshop will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Largo Community Center. The workshop will focus on healing with food. These short workshops offer techniques for staying healthy and active. The workshop is free to Largo Recreation members and $5 for nonmembers.Elder LGBT sexuality talk setGULFPORT Dr. Jane Fleishman will speak on the sexual lives of older LGBTQ community members on Tuesday, Jan. 30, noon to 1 p.m., at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., in Gulfport. Fleishman, who studies the intersection of sex, politics, and aging, will describe some of the key ndings of her research into the sexual lives of LGBT older adults. The presentation is a sneak preview of Fleishman's new book, "Coming of Age at the Time of Stonewall," about ordinary people living through extraordinary times LGBT elders who came of age at the time of the Stonewall Rebellion. Two "icons" of the local lesbian community, Edie Daly and Jackie Mirkin, also will read from their sections of the book. The event is free and open to the public, but attendance by adults only is suggested. It is presented by the Gulfport Public Library's LGBTQ Resource Center. The presentation is a "lunch and learn" event at the library, and attendees are invited to bring their own "brown bag" lunch and beverages.Medicare guidance available at librarySEMINOLE Medicare bene ciaries, 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. SHINE volunteer counselors can even assist eligible Medicare bene ciaries to nd programs that lower prescription drug costs or provide prescription drugs at no cost. 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. Clinic offers free help for narcotics usersDr. George Kamajian, founder of the Largo Clinic and Medical Spa, is offering a free visit to his of ce for any patient seeking help for narcotics use Sunday, Jan. 28. Along with the free visit, the clinic will provide suboxone for free. Suboxone is drug approved by the federal government to help people discontinue the use of narcotics. Kamajian said he is offering the free visit because the narcotics issue affects every member of society. "Opioid addiction is a disease, not a choice. It's not a punishment from God or a test of willpower. Addiction is multifaceted and there is no one size ts all' treatment model. People are not cars or machines and not everyone responds to the same treatment program. But the operative words are treatment program,'" Kamajian said. Dr. George Kamajian is founder of the Largo Clinic, which is at 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360. For more information Call 727-517-1500.PCCPTA Health and Safety Fair setLARGO The Pinellas County Council Parent Teacher Association's Health and Safety Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Admission is free. 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, January 18, 2018  Visit “Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder,” Jan. 18 through Feb. 3, in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. For tickets and performance times, call 727-791-7400 or visit This is the world premiere of an all-new mystery play that features bullets, Broadway and babes. In the style of the 1940s radio plays, “Mike Hammer Encore for Murder: stars Gary Sandy (“WKRP in Cincinnati”) as Mike Hammer, the toughest PI of all, who draws a seemingly routine assignment – playing bodyguard to diva Rita Vance on the eve of her big Broadway comeback.  “Rumors,” 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 Four well-to-do couples are invited to the 10th anniversary celebration of Charlie and Myra Brock. They arrive at intervals to the party, only to nd a rapidly developing set of unexpected, unlikely, and disturbing circumstances. Suddenly, eight successful professionals become eight scrambling lunatics running for cover, and turning on each other at a moment’s notice. This hilarious farce by Broadway’s most proli c playwright wrings laughter out of every twist and turn, culminating is a breathless comedic conclusion.  Steve Martin and Martin Short, Friday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $95. Call 727-893-7832 or visit Martin and Short have famously shared the spotlight in lms like “Three Amigos” and “Father of the Bride” and are now on the road together, sharing their latest collaboration with fans around the country.  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 The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival is an authentic, cultural presentation of Russian songs, balalaika music and Russian folk ballet in authentic Russian style, language and costumes. The company features professional musicians who are conservatory graduates as well as professional Russian dancers. The program will include Russian songs performed by Nikolai Massenkoff.  The 24th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach. For information, visit American Craft Endeavors is continuing an annual spring tradition with the 24th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Fair, bringing contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artisans to this free community event. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America, will be on display. An expansive Green Market with plants, orchids, exotic ora, handmade soaps, gourmet spices and freshly popped kettle corn further compliments the weekend, blending nature with nurture. Top ve diversions Photo by DAVID JAMES/WARNER BROS.Geoff Stults, left, stars as Sean Coffers and Chris Hemsworth as Captain Mitch Nelson in Alcon Entertainment’s, Black Label Med ia’s and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ war drama “12 Strong,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Opening this weekend Heist action ick Den of Thieves' hits theaters; Hemsworth leads cast in 12 Strong' Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:‘Den of Thieves’Genre: Action Cast: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Evan Jones Brian Van Holt and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Director: Christian Gudegast Rated: R “Den of Thieves” is a gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.‘12 Strong’Genre: Drama and war Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Stowell, Ben O’Toole, Austin Hebert, Kenneth Miller, Kenny Sheard, Jack Kesy, Laith Nakli, Fahim Fazli, Yousuf Azami, Said Taghmaoui, Elsa Pataky and William Fichtner Director: Nicoli Fuglsig Rated: R “12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the rst U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to ght their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans – accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare – must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters. 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018A&E newsSPB Community Center to present Music in the Afternoon ST. PETE BEACH – Music in the Afternoon will be offered Sundays, Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 25, 2 to 4 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. The event will feature light refreshments and plenty of dancing and socializing to the classic music of the Rhythm Kings. For information, visit or call 727-363-9245. Snapper’s Grill & Comedy Club to welcome Lindsay Glazer PALM HARBOR – Stand-up comedian Lindsay Glazer will headline a comedy show on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., at Snapper’s Grill & Comedy Club, 36657 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. The Valentine’s Day show will feature Glazer’s signature brutal honesty and her comedic take on a wide range of hot-button issues like dating, marriage and the hookup culture. Singles, couples and people whose relationship status is complicated, are invited to celebrate the evening by enjoying Glazer’s irreverent and unapologetic stand-up performance. Glazer has been rising in the comedy scene. She has toured the country and performed in more than 30 cities, including at the world-famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Demand for Glazer continues to grow, as she is scheduled to make another signi cant appearance at a famous venue on March 15, when she performs at the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles for Sit ‘n Spin. Tickets for the Valentine’s Day show are currently on sale. Visit lindsay to present new plays at Studio@620ST. PETERSBURG – The Radio Theatre Project has a roller coaster of emotions in store when it opens the new year with original, new plays on Monday, Jan 22, 7 p.m., at TheStudio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. “Pests in the House” by Nicholas Penrake is a tale of bed bugs and murder. “To Mr. Wilson, c/o Shapiro & Gold” by Aleks Merilo takes an eerie look at student/teacher relationships and their consequences. Brutal honesty emerges in “White Cop/Black Kid” by Thom Molyneaux. Audiences will leave laughing with “Look Alive” by Bara Swain. The RTP ensemble is joined by some favorite guest actors such as Lisa Tricomi, Colleen Cherry and Jim Sorensen. Matt Cowley will be back with his sound effects magic. Admission is $10. Visit or call 727-895-6620 for more information.New play ‘Gladiola’ to premiere at The Studio@620ST. PETERSBURG – “Gladiola,” a new play by local playwright Colleen Johnson, will run Jan. 25 through Feb. 4, at TheStudio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28, 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Feb. 2-3, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Admission is $25. A preview performance will take place Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Tickets for this show only are $15. Directed by Christopher Rutherford, “Gladiola” explores the concept of later life divorce – sometimes called “silver divorce” – and the effect it has on older couples and their loved ones. The piece examines the role of marriage in society – whether marriage is necessary to have a fully integrated life and whether an unhappy marriage is preferable to none at all. The main character must decide what is more valuable to him, a supportive and caring friendship or a damaged romantic relationship. His grown children face their own struggles as a result of the sudden instability of their parents’ 30-year marriage. Johnson wrote “Gladiola” as the nal dissertation for her master’s program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, King’s College London. ThisMahaffey to present Pink Martini, China ForbesST. PETERSBURG – Pink Martini with singer China Forbes will take the stage Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit For more than 20 years, Pink Martini has toured the world, providing an around-theworld musical adventure singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, lm festivals, museums and fashion shows. Fans know the musical group that formed in 1994 was known as a “little orchestra,” mixing many genres including classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. Equally at home performing its romantic, multi-lingual repertoire on concert stages and in smoky bars, Pink Martini draws a wildly diverse crowd. The ensemble made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 and in the years following toured throughout Europe, Turkey, Taiwan, Lebanon and the United States. “We’re kind of like musical archaeologists, bringing melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create something which is modern,” says founder and pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale in a biography provided by Wrasse Records. “It’s like an urban musical travelogue .... and I think as citizens of the world and in a sense as musical ambassadors for the United States, we must always strive to study the languages, customs, and histories of other countries. We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad, in Europe, in Turkey, in Lebanon and therefore have the opportunity to demonstrate that Americans are indeed serious about engaging in a dialogue with the rest of the world.” The ensemble has come a long way since Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing and the environment. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEYPink Martini with singer China Forbes performs Jan. 23 at The Mahaffey. See A&E NEWS, page 3B Doors Open at 11:00am Early Bird Games Begin at Noon Bright, Clean, Friendly Environment!! CHAPEL ON THE HILL, UCC 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole727-391-2919 www.coth.org010418 CHAPEL BINGOFree donut and coffee with entry! 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Entertainment 3B Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018project received a distinction, the highest mark possible, from professors at RADA and King’s College. After a reading in May 2017, the play has been further developed for this rst fully staged production. Johnson theater addiction began in seventh grade, when she played Peep-Bo in “The Mikado.” Favorite roles include Belinda in “Noises Off,” Olga in “Three Sisters” and The Woman in “Laughing Wild.” Unable to choose between her two great passions, writing and acting, Johnson pursued a master’s degree in text and performance from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is currently an editor for a television network.Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee awards grantsTARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee recently awarded grant funding to two local deserving groups. The available grant funds were part of the Art for Charity program through which the Ama mermaid sculpture, located on the water’s edge in picturesque Craig Park, was purchased. The committee purchased the bronze sculpture from Koh-i-Noor, a European art supply company, and through their special program, Koh-i-Noor donated one-third of the purchase price back to local organizations in our area, which the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee distributed through a grant process. After receiving and reviewing the applications, the committee selected and awarded the grant funds to the Unitarian Universalist Church’s Charity Quilters and the Tarpon Springs Art Association. The UUnique Quilters makes fabric and yarn items, such as hats, scarves and quilts, for deserving people. The initially small group has grown to 22 community members who meet weekly, and have provided annually an average of 200 quilts, 65 knit hats, 35 sweaters, 100 girls dresses, and 40 toiletry bags to those in need. Local recipients have included Advocates Against Human Trafficking, Church on the Bayou Migrant Ministries, Citizen’s Alliance for Progress, Metropolitan Ministries in Holiday, Shepherd Center, Sunset Hills Elementary School, Tarpon Springs Elementary, Tarpon Springs Affordable Christmas Event, Walton Place Nursing Home, Wellness Ministries, and individual Tarpon families. The grant award of $4,355 will help the organization to expand and continue their great work in not only this community, but in other countries as well. The Tarpon Springs Art Association provides art instruction for children at the Boys & Girls Club every month. Each art class educates the children involved by focusing on a famous artist, showing a piece of their work, and allowing the kids to be introduced to the medium used and get an opportunity to explore using that medium. As many as 75 children participate in each class, allowing exposure to visual art that they may not otherwise receive. The association provides all materials needed: paint, pencils, brushes, paper, canvases, wood, pastels, chalk, frame, etc. The grant award of $1,451 will help offset the cost of materials and allow the association to continue its valuable arts education programs for children in the area. One Act Plays Festival seeks local playwrights, directors TARPON SPRINGS – Tarpon Arts and producer Rick Kastel are extending an invitation to novice, emerging or accomplished local playwrights, directors and actors to participate and perform in the 2018 One Act Plays Festival, Tampa Bay’s premier production of one-act plays. The festival has been popularly produced at various Tampa Bay locations for several years and Tarpon Arts is thrilled to be welcoming it back for the second year to the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center stage, July 19-22. The festival will consist of 10 short one-act plays, approximately 5 to 15 minutes in length, chosen by a volunteer selection committee from all script submissions received. Playwrights may submit up to three one-act plays for consideration to appear as featured productions. Once the volunteer selection committee has chosen the 10 plays to be performed, they will then be matched up with interested directors and actors to ll the roles and will begin rehearsals to prepare for the four-day festival. “For people who have always thought they might like to be on stage but were afraid of trying to memorize the lines in a full-length play, here’s a good place to dip your feet into the water,” said Kastel in a press release. To be considered for inclusion, all script submissions must be electronically submitted no later than April 8. Those interested in being a member of the volunteer selection committee as well as all interested directors, actors and set designers can get all necessary information on being a part of the festival online at For additional information, email 2018oapf@gmail. com. Those interested in attending this popular festival as a patron will be able to purchase tickets in February.Syd Entel Galleries to open new exhibition and saleSAFETY HARBOR – “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” a group exhibition, will run Jan. 18 through Feb. 17, at Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass, 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor. The exhibition and sale will feature award winning artists showing the power and beauty of small and will showcase original paintings, etchings, pastels and mixed media pieces. Some works as small as 6” by 6”. An opening reception will take place Thursday, Jan. 18, 3 to 7 p.m. Size doesn’t always mean better in the art world. Large works are impressive but wonderful things come in small packages. These small works of art engage us to look closer and bring you in to study the details revealing hidden treasures. The Collection includes three-dimensional art by James Rizzi, acrylics by Lori-Ann Latremouille and Maya Eventov, etchings by Nancy Charles, Brett Varney and Willi Kissimer, pastels by Sally Evans, and oils by Dennis Sheehan. The show is open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call Linda Gagliostro at 727-7251808 or email A&E NEWS, from page 2B CLEARWATER – Ruth Eckerd Hall’s 2017-18 Broadway season will continue this month with the world premiere of Max Allan Collins’ “Mike Hammer Encore for Murder,” starring Gary Sandy. The production will run Jan. 18 through Feb. 3, in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. For tickets and performance times, call 727-791-7400 or visit www. Starring in “Mike Hammer Encore for Murder” is Gary Sandy, best known for his portrayal of Andy Travis on the classic American sitcom “WKRP In Cincinnati.” “Mike Hammer Encore for Murder” performances will be in the all-new Murray Theatre. “We are thrilled to premiere the production of ‘Mike Hammer Encore for Murder,’ starring Gary Sandy in our newest crowned-jewel of the Ruth Eckerd Hall experience, the all-new Murray Theatre,” said Zev Buffman, president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall, in a press release. “In the rst act, Mike’s .45 kills six gangsters! But don’t be misled, there are four-times as many laughs as killings in this all-new production.” Collins is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel “Road To Perdition,” the basis of the Academy Award-winning lm, author of the multiple Shamus Award-winning Nathan Heller historical novels, writer/director of numerous indie lms including the Lifetime movie “Mommy” and the documentary “Mike Hammer’s Mickey Spillane.” Collins, Spillane’s chosen successor, co-authored “Encore for Murder” and is currently completing un nished Mike Hammer novels from the late author’s les and co-author of the Antiques mystery series with his wife Barbara. Collins was recently the recipient of the Grand Master Award, the highest award bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America. Sandy portrays Mike Hammer, the toughest PI of all, who draws a seemingly routine assignment – playing bodyguard to diva Rita Vance on the eve of her big Broadway comeback. Rita is an old ame of Hammer’s and when their romance is rekindled, the detective nds the actress facing death threats – and he nds himself the target of one hit man after another. When the actress disappears, the show must go on, which with Mike Hammer means swift, violent retaliation. While the cops and feds go down a false trail, Hammer seeks to make a rescue before Rita’s curtain comes down. The production will feature a jazz-quartet (piano, bass, drums and saxophone) performing music on stage. “This story takes place in the Broadway district of New York City,” said Buffman. “From a Soho art gallery to Little Italy, to a waterfront confrontation that is way, way, off Broadway.” In addition to his starring role on “WKRP In Cincinnati,” Sandy has performed in over 100 theatrical productions. He played the Pirate King in the Broadway production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” the title role in “Barnum,” Chance Wayne in “Sweet Bird of Youth,” Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and Billy in “Billy Bishop Goes to War,” among others. Mickey Spillane was a writer of pulp detective ction whose rst novel, “I, The Jury,” introduced the character Mike Hammer. Hammer appeared in a series of mystery novels and lm adaptations (most notably “Kiss Me, Deadly”). “2018 will be marked with national celebrations of Spillane’s 100th birthday,” said Buffman. “We will be the rst to kick off this celebration in January.” Richard Rice, St. Petersburg resident and previous director of theater at Eckerd College, will be the director of the all-new world premiere play. Rice earned his Ph.D. in theater at the University of Utah in 1970. Since then, he has been the director of theater at University of New Hampshire, New England College, University of Memphis and, St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College. Rice has directed over 95 plays during his ful lling career. “It’s an exhilarating challenge to direct a Mike Hammer/Mickey Spillane script as a stage play given the historical popularity of the radio program and TV series,” said Rice. “I plan to bring to our production of ‘Encore for Murder’ all the best elements of the noir mystery genre – intrigue, colorful characters, crisp dialogue and suspense. Our incredible cast of 10 professional actors bring experience from Broadway, local and national theatre, lm, TV and radio theatre, who will be led by Gary Sandy of ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ fame. I look forward to kicking-off 2018, celebrating Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday with this nod to his most popular character Mike Hammer.” “This is where the greatest private eye in American folklore began, with Mickey Spillane and his character, Mike Hammer,” added Buffman. “There have been thousands of films and novels in the private eye genre sweeping the world of TV, radio, movies and novels. We are honored to present this all-new theatrical production as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Spillane in‘Encore for Murder’World premiere production at Murray Theatre to kick off celebration of Mickey Spillane's 100th birthday Image courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALL“Mike Hammer Encore for Murder” runs Jan. 18 through Feb. 3 in Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre. Photo by JEFF O’KELLEYGary Sandy, left, stars as Mike Hammer and Michle Young as Liz Barrett in “Mike Hammer Encore for Murder,” running Jan. 18 through Feb. 3 in Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre. 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4B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018Alternative rockers Big Something to play State TheatreST. PETERSBURG – Hailing from Burlington, North Carolina, American alternative rockers Big Something will take stage performing in support of their new album on Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $15. Visit Formed in 2009, Big Something have forged a fantastically effective fusion of funk, rock, jazz and electro that resonates with audiences. Their proclivity for conveying so much emotion through their instrumentation combined with the charismatic delivery of each song makes for a decidedly myriad of musical styles. With a powerful sound that is both refreshingly original and classic in its approach, Big Something has been gaining notoriety on the road and recently completed an extensive fall tour. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s who have all tapped Big Something as direct support. Recently the band has released “Tumbleweed,” their fourth full-length studio album. “Tumbleweed” was recorded with the help of Grammy nominated producer and Carolina Music Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient John Custer of Corrosion of Conformity fame. He has produced all of their albums including 2014’s “Truth Serum,” which was named Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music Network, making Big Something the only band ever to win this award three times with three different releases (2010, 2013 and 2014). Big Something has been featured in Relix Magazine, Guitar World, Glide Magazine, JamBase, ArtistDirect, and more. The six-piece powerhouse features Nick MacDaniels (guitar, lead vocals), Jesse Hensley (lead guitar), Casey Cranford (sax, EWI), Josh Kagel (keys, trumpet), Doug Marshall (bass), Ben Vinograd (drums), Cameron Grogan (sound and lights) and Paul Interdonato (lyricist). Photo by JORDAN AUGUST/BLOOMING FOOTPRINTState Theatre welcomes Big Something Jan. 19. Ruth Eckerd Hall to welcome comedian Bill EngvallCLEARWATER – Bill Engvall will take the stage Sunday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50.50. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall. com. Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. It’s been many years since the native of Galveston, Texas, moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, Engvall tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special “A Pair of Jokers,” hosted A&E’s “Evening at the Improv” and appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” In 1992, Engvall won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up Comedian. He appeared in several episodes of “Designing Women” and co-starred in “Delta” and “The Jeff Foxworthy Show.” In 2013, Engvall was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and as a fan favorite, he made it to the nals. That same year, Engvall lent his voice to the animated comedy series “Bounty Hunters,” which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show.” Engvall was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert lms, which sold over 9 million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show “Blue Collar TV” and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. 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6B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018‘Signs’Ruth Eckerd Hall On the Road to present Jonny Lang in concert at the PalladiumST. PETERSBURG – As part of the Ruth Eckerd Hall On the Road series, Grammy Award winner Jonny Lang will perform Thursday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $32. Call 727-791-7400 or visit For venue information, visit For a complete list of tour dates and information on VIP tickets, visit www.jonnylang. com. Lang is on tour in support of his new album, “Signs.” Released in September via SayRai/Concord Records, “Signs” is his sixth major label release. It’s also his rst studio album in four years. Anyone who originally discovered Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go-for-broke solos on “Signs,” while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will nd that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. “Signs” reaf rms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacri cing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist. The record, which features funk, rock, and blues elements, is held together by Lang’s distinctive playing and singing, and the lyrics, which center on themes of embattlement and self-empowerment. “Some of the songs are autobiographical, but not usually in a literal way,” Lang said in a press release promoting the album. “The Photo by DANIELLA HOVSEPIAN/CONCORD MUSIC GROUPJonny Lang takes the stage Jan. 18 at the Palladium in St. Petersburg as part of the Ruth Eckerd Hall On the Road series. See JONNY LANG, page 7B Steve Martin, Martin Short to visit Mahaffey Photo by ANNA WEBBER/THE MAHAFFEYSteve Martin, left, and Martin Short take the stage Jan. 19 at The Mahaffey.ST. PETERSBURG – The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, in conjunction with WUSF Public Media, will present a special performance by Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. The performance will take place Friday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $95. Call 727893-7832 or visit Attendees can expect an evening of nonstop laughs when the stars take the stage for one night only in the Tampa Bay area. Martin and Short have famously shared the spotlight in films like “Three Amigos” and “Father of the Bride” and are now on the road together, sharing their latest collaboration with fans around the country. The Steep Canyon Rangers are the Grammy-winning American bluegrass band musicians from Brevard, North Carolina. They have been receiving rave reviews for their collaboration with Martin, who is a banjoist, since 2009. They recently released their newest collaboration “The Long-Awaited Album.” Renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko has been the touring musical director and accompanist for Short since 2002. He’s performed with top musicians from James Taylor to Sheryl Crow. Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. He’s an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent lm history –appearing in more than 50 lms over the course of his career. Martin’s work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also hosted the Academy Awards three times. As one of the most celebrated comedians, he also is a Grammy Award winning musician who found his love for the banjo at the age of 17. He co-wrote two of the CD’s songs with the Grammy-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers and won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. As an author, his latest play “Meteor Shower” premiered on Broadway in November. Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, lm and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live” over 30 years ago. His popularity and exposure on “SNL” led Short to cross over quickly into feature lms. An accomplished stage actor, Short won a Tony, Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of “Little Me.” He was also nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon’s “The Goodbye Girl.” He most recently appeared on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.” Short’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend,” was published in 2014. 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Entertainment 7B Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018‘Forever My Girl’Genre: Drama, romance and music Cast: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ruder Forson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag and John Benjamin Hickey Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf Rated: PG “Forever My Girl” tells the story of country music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’Genre: Action, animation and adventure Cast: Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Rated: PG From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces “Spirited Away,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Ponyo,” and director of “When Marnie Was There” and “The Secret World of Arrietty” – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a ower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her greataunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. The lm is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower.” For more movie news, visit www. 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 2018 and we are so fortunate to have Richard as our director working with this terri c cast of talented pros, local and regional actors and the best up and coming talent in Tampa Bay.” The production also will feature state-of-the-art technology including a cinematic screen with continuous projections of Broadway and New York City locations, more than 200 stunning sound effects and an original music score. Times, dates, performers, performances and descriptions of performances are subject to change. Performance times are as follows:  Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.  Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. A limited number of VIP tickets priced at $100 are available which includes a premium, up-close cabaret table reserved seat, commemorative VIP laminated pass and limited edition autographed show poster, champagne and light hors d’oeuvres prior to performance and a post-show exclusive look behind the curtain with a Q&A session with Sandy and the cast, as well as a photo opportunity. In addition, single tickets priced at $75 are available which includes a general admission up close cabaret table seat, a pre-show reception with champagne and hors d’oeuvres and a post-show exclusive look behind the curtain with a Q&A session with Sandy and the cast, as well as a photo opportunity. For information, call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall. com. main goal is for folks to be able to relate to what I went through. If I can’t make it work using just my personal experience, I use my imagination to ll in blanks.” It is hard to believe that at only 36 years old Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his rst platinum record at 15 – an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. “Lie to Me” revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies oating around in the late ’90s. No ashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of ve uniformly excellent recordings. Since the release of his debut album, Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones and B.B. King to Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today. JONNY LANG, from page 6B ENCORE, from page 3B Photo courtesy of GKIDSMary (voiced by Ruby Barnhill) discovers a mysterious ower that can give her magical powers for one night in “Mary and the Witch’s Flower.” Getting Married? 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Excellent Pay! (727)743-0701 Call After 6PM. CDL DRIVER Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Applicants for a Part Time Driver. Must Have a CDL License in Good Standing. Drivers Transport our Resident To and From Doctor Appointments; Banking; Shopping and Scheduled Activity Trips. Candidates Must Follow Company Guidelines Regarding Resident and Vehicle Safety. Part Time Various Hours Including Some Weekends and Holidays. Please Send Resumes to: or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. RN PART TIME Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking candidates for PART TIME RN position to work with our Personalized Living Department (Home Health) to assist in providing services for our residents to include: medication setup & monitoring; related paperwork; communicating with physicians & family, providing rst aid nursing care and assessments to residents. Coordinates Personalized Living functions with other departments. 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Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid CNA license or 75 hour HHA certi cation. HHA’s must have Certi ed CPR Training. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL 33770. RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATES Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking Resident Care Associates (RCA’s) to care for our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Candidates should have previous experience caring for seniors and a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. CNA or HHA certi cations are a plus. Multiple positions available; PT, 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM; including every other weekend and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW; Largo FL 33770. KITCHEN UTILITY ASSOCIATE We currently have a position open for a Utility Associate in our kitchen. 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12B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018Jobsite to stage The Tempest' at StrazTAMPA – Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, will continue its beloved tradition of offering exciting, dynamic, audience-centric productions of Shakespeare with “The Tempest,” playing Jan. 19 through Feb. 18, in the Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Single tickets start at $29.50. For performance times, tickets and information, call 813-229-7827 or 800-9551045 or visit On a distant island a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman, nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her – then they awake nding themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. Jobsite is thrilled to continue their commitment to making the Bard accessible to regional audiences with this delightful fantasy. This production reimagines the character of Prospero as a woman, played by Jobsite ensemble veteran Roxanne Fay. Fay has previously been seen in Jobsite’s humble home as Touchstone in “As You Like It,” Feste in “Twelfth Night” and Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing” as well as Madame in their Best of the Bay Award winning production of “The Maids.” This production also stars Jobsite veterans Katrina Stevenson (Ariel), Giles Davies (Caliban), Emily Belvo (Miranda), Brian Shea (Antonio), Ward G, Smith (Sebastian), Derrick Phillips (Trinculo) and Alvin Jenkins (Alonso) while welcoming Nicole Maahs (Sebastian), DeQuan Mitchell (Ferdinand), Cornelio Aguilera (Francisco), India Davison (Adrian), and Michael Mahoney (Gonzalo) to their mighty ensemble. The Tempest is directed by David M. Jenkins, who also provides set and sound design, with lights by Ryan E. Finzelber and costumes by Katrina Stevenson. Jobsite believes Shakespeare is meant to be seen, not read, and the company prides their work on always being audience-centric, accessible and exciting. The themes of greed and ambition, revenge and retribution are timeless, and so is the idea that we must do what society tells us, for better or worse, lest we endure the consequences. This production is sure to delight audiences ages 8 to 80 with the way it embraces the play, the imagination, and the magic of live performance. Photo courtesy of PRITCHARD PHOTOGRAPHY/JOBESITE THEATERGiles Davies stars as Caliban in Jobsite Theater’s production of “The Tempest.” CLEARWATER – Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will be joined by pedal steel player and guitarist Greg Leisz for an acoustic performance 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. Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has de ned a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He’s a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy and Among Browne’s best-known recordings are songs such as “These Days,” “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Take It Easy,” “For a Rocker” and “Somebody’s Baby.” Leisz is known for hit songs such as “I Will Take Care of You” and “You Dig” and has played with Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, Peter Case, Joe Cocker, Dave Alvin and more. Jackson Browne to play Ruth Eckerd Hall Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLGreg Leisz, left, and Jackson Browne perform Jan. 18 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. 10425 Park Blvd., Seminole on Lake Seminole across from Home DepotSunday-Thursday 10:30am-10:00pm Friday & Saturday 10:30am-11:00pm $1 OFF regular menu price. 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Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018 6505 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 727-360-6927 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 Multiple Lis ting 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 withou t personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the princip les of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered ser vice marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. FL-10/17 011818-1 Call Tammy Plummer at 727-455-2351 Walk to beautiful white sand beaches AND have your yacht in deep protected water behind your home on beautiful St Pete Beach! This spectacular contemporary waterfront home boasts fabulous volume ceilings with walls of windows in the living areas that draw your attention to the tranquil wide water of Boca Ciega Bay yacht basin with no bridges to open water! This popular split bedroom plan features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths with 3,475 living Sq. Ft. including a spacious main level waterfront master suite in addition to an of ce and a bonus room. Redesigned by well known architect Vaughn McCarthy, this open concept homes offers abundant natural light, an excellent oor plan for entertaining, a cozy replace, natural gas appliances and much more. This ideal location is ready to accommodate large vessels and offers over 110ft of waterfront with a newer seawall (2003) and a 50 foot dock (new in 2013) with 50 amp service. This welcoming home offers privacy in both the front and back with lush tropical landscape and an inviting front courtyard. Marsha Gordon, ManagerFeatured Listings7015 Boca Ciega Drive – St. Pete Beach – $899,000 Coldwell Banker St. Pete Beach wants to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a successful 2017 and to wish you the happiest and most successful 2018!Our associates are ready to assist you with all your real estate needs in 2018 If you are looking for a career in real estate, please contact me and we'll arrange a time for a personal and con dential interviewMarsha Gordon, Manager


Seminole Beacon, January 18, 2018 011818-2Linda Morgan is a native of St. Petersburg. This is a rare feature in a Realtor and uniquely qualifies her as a trusted advisor not just in the real estate market but in the community! Knowing the history of the city and county she calls home enables her to showcase the lifestyle that is recognized worldwide from the beautiful beaches to the excitement and vibrancy of Downtown. "I love my home and sharing it with others is incredibly fulfilling! Where else can you find such diversity, walkability and unique opportunities to shop and explore the art world and let's not forget about the dining! It's a welcoming culture that is great for adults, kids, retirees and everything in between." So, whether you are new to the area and looking for your perfect home or already living the dream looking to upsize or downsize or just simply ready for a change, Linda has the insight and knowledge to help complete your real estate vision! Call! Text! Email! Today to begin your personal Beach to Bay real estate experience! Lynn has been a real estate professional for more than 17 years with experience in new construction, as well as residential home sales and purchases. Her enthusiasm, thoroughness and unwavering work ethic have earned Lynn special recognition on numerous occasions and instilled in her a commitment to others that is the foundation of everything she does. Her extensive knowledge and professionalism make working with her an excellent choice! Having earned a bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from the University of South Carolina, Lynn worked for several years as a Customer Service Manager in the telecommunications and retail industries. Linda Morgan 727-251-0494 Lynn Evans 727-542-4243 5888 Hobston St. NE – 3 Bedroom 2 Bath $214,900 3325 66th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710 ColdwellBankerHomes.comNeed room for a boat or an RV? Look no further! Plenty of room for one through the gate, behind the fence and out of sight doesn't take up any driveway space or block your view. This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is in a Fantastic family neighborhood! Actual heated square footage is 1,386. Close to great schools, shopping, I-275 and a short drive to both downtown Tampa & downtown St. Petersburg. Large Florida room that leads out to a patio, set up for entertaining, with a gazebo and nice size shed. Newer kitchen cabinets and ceramic tile, & stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Inside utility room off of the kitchen. Newer Simonton windows. The huge 11x20 sq. ft. master bedroom has its own private entrance to the backyard. Vinyl fencing was recently installed around the entire backyard, along with a large gated opening to accommodate a boat or RV. Plenty of room to install a pool. Beautiful landscaping throughout the oversized corner lot. A security system has been installed and just needs to be connected by the service provider of your choice. Roof & A/C were replaced in 2006. Call Lynn Evans to schedule a showing today!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 Multiple Lis ting 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 withou t personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the princip les of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered ser vice marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. FL-10/17 WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS 2018! We Provide Superior Agent Support. Call Today for a Con dential Consultation!