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Volume 39, No. 48 February 1, 2018 Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .14A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . . . . .4A County . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8A Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-3B Faith & Family . . . . . . . . .11A Health & Fitness . . . . . . . .10A Just for Fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .9A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .15A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .13ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising ENTERTAINMENT At the box of ce"Winchester" starring Helen Mirren opens this week. Other movies hitting theaters includes "A Fantastic Woman."... Page 1BMap courtesy of CDCThe weekly u activity report for week 3, ending Jan. 20, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show high activity in 39 states. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay Newspapers SEMINOLE American Legion Cross Bayou Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., will host its rst Four Chaplains ceremony in honor of the 75th anniversary of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester sinking Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. The ceremony celebrates the lives of the Four Chaplains who were aboard the Dorchester when it was torpedoed and sunk on Feb. 3, 1943. These chaplains John P. Washington a Catholic priest, Alexander D. Goode a Jewish rabbi, George L. Fox, a Methodist minister and Clark V. Poling of the Reformed Church were killed along with 672 servicemen. "Two ministers, a rabbi and a priest it almost sounds like a joke," said Edward Lewis, Cross Bayou commander. "But this is a celebration of unity." The four chaplains sacri ced their lives by giving up their life vests to several of the servicemen on the Dorchester. "They gave their lives for those men," Lewis said. While many people know about the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and loss of life there, they are unaware of the Dorchester, he added. "One of our jobs as legionnaires is to inspire and educate people about stories they might not know about," Lewis said. "The Dorchester is one of these stories. When it went down, [more than] 670 men were lost in an instant." It was one of the largest losses of life at sea during World War II. Robert Vick, the American Legion's national chaplain, will officiate the non-denominational ceremony, which is open to the public. Local clergy, including Pastor Tom Owen from the Four Chaplains serviceAmerican Legion Cross Bayou Post 252 will host the ceremony Feb. 3 in Seminole Digging up the pastPhoto courtesy of LINDA ROSEResidents of Seminole Hill Villas unearthed a time capsule Jan. 21 that had been buried exactly 50 years before by the complex's rst occupants under 6 inches of concrete on the entryway of the complex's clubhouse. A plaque, above, on the wall of the building marked the capsule's location. Unfortunately, what was found inside a Plexiglas container old newspapers, a record album and a roll of 8-millimeter lm, were in deteriorating condition. Some of the contents will be displayed at the Seminole Historical Museum. A new capsule may be buried in the near future. By TIFFANY RAZZANOTampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE Mayor Leslie Waters provided the annual State of the City address at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting. She told the audience that she entitled the presentation "The city of Seminole is still booming." She added, "You only have to look around to see all of the positive residential and commercial development that is occurring throughout the community." Waters pointed to the city's approximately $17 million budget for 2018 that represents " scally responsible spending" while offering "exciting, diverse events" and "infrastructure improvements" all based on "a millage rate that has not increased in 11 years." The Seminole Fire Rescue's re ghter's pension fund is 89 percent funded. "One of the best funded levels in Florida," she said.The city has also experienced "unprecedented development and redevelopment throughout the community," she added.Not only have these developments helped to diversify Seminole's tax base, but they've added "$49 million taxable value to our city," Waters said. One of these developments, the 40-acre Seminole City Center, has more than 30 storefronts open "and more to come," she State of the CityMayor says: ‘The city of Seminole is still booming’Flu activity on the rise; moderate in Pinellas By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersHealth of cials are urging people to stay home if they think they have the u. Thirty-nine states are reporting high activity, including Florida, where cases are on the rise. Activity increased sharply and was above the peak amount from previous flu seasons, according to the Week 3: Jan. 14-20 report from the state Department of Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported elevated activity that same week throughout the United States. DOH's report shows Pinellas County with moderate activity. The county was one of 59 counties with an increasing number of flu cases. The panhandle continued to experience the largest increases in activity. Fifty-two outbreaks were reported from Jan. 14-20 the largest number reported in a single week. Pinellas was among the counties reporting ve outbreaks or more. So far this season, 159 outbreaks have been reported in Florida, more than previous seasons. Most of the outbreaks occurred in facilities that serve adults age 65 and older, but outbreaks also were reported in daycare facilities, schools, health care facilities and jails. Visits to the emergency room by pregnant women and adults over 65 increased sharply and are above peak activity from previous seasons. Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater closed its doors Jan. 26 after 100 students and ve teachers called in sick due to u symptoms. A cleaning crew worked to disinfect and clean the school over the weekend, so classes could resume on Monday. The Florida Department of Health is recommending that sick people stay home until their fever is gone for at least 24 hours without the use of feverreducing medication. Everyone is urged to wash his or her hands often. Those who haven't had a u vaccine are asked to get one as soon as possible, especially people at high risk, including pregnant women, children and adults ages 65 and older. Flu can be deadly. Three children have died this season. Deaths in other age groups were increasing but within normal levels, and of cials were closely See FLU, page 10A See FOUR CHAPLAINS, page 3A See COUNCIL, page 2A VIEWPOINTS Joe HendersonUSF St. Petersburg may lose its autonomy.… Page 13A. SEMINOLE VA deputy secretary to speakTom Bowman, deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the featured speaker at the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions' Spring Forum on Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., in the Conference Center at St. Petersburg College's Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N.... Page 2A. COMMUNITY Stanley Cup at Clearwater BeachTypically, the sport of hockey is associated with ice. But this past weekend, it was all about sand.... Page 4A. OUTDOORS Fish TalesAlthough our current weather pattern is seemingly ushering in three cold fronts a week, the cold fronts thankfully haven't been as strong as they were at the beginning of the month. 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2A Seminole Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018 Around SeminoleVocalists to perform at librarySEMINOLE Vocalists and historic music interpreters Suzanne and Jim will perform at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Sunday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m., as part of the library's Sunday Musicale series. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Seminole Library, is free and open to the public. Email for more information.Fire Rescue to host open houseSEMINOLE Seminole Fire Rescue will hold an open house Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N. The event is "a fun interactive way for the young and old alike to learn about Seminole Fire Rescue and gain valuable re safety tips," spokesman Brad Dykens said in a press release. Scheduled activities include learning how re ghters use a re hose, re safety exhibits, tours of the re station, interactive games and a display of contemporary and vintage re trucks. Sparky the Fire Dog will be present. A vehicle extrication demonstration will take place at noon. For information, email Dykens at or call 727393-8711, 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 flames, glass containers and pets are prohibited. Call 727-391-8345 for more information.VA deputy secretary to speak at SPCSEMINOLE Tom Bowman, deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the featured speaker at the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions' Spring Forum on Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., in the Conference Center at St. Petersburg College's Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. In his address, titled VA Reform: Modernization and Transformation, Bowman will discuss VA's efforts to modernize and transform the VA to meet veterans' needs in the 21st century. Following his remarks, Bowman will join a panel of local VA of cials and veteran advocates to discuss progress and challenges for the agency in this transformation. Reform of the VA has been a promise of presidential administrations since last reformed more than two decades ago. Yet, despite passage of a $16.3 billion VA Reform Act four years ago, challenges remain. Joining Bowman on the panel will be Suzanne Klinker, director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Dr. Alfonso Carreno, chief of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, and the Rev. Robert "Bob" Swick, retired Marine Corps captain, chaplain and veterans advocate. VA's transformation efforts are looking to provide greater choice for veterans on how they receive their care, modernize systems, better focus resources, improve timeliness in delivery of care and bene ts, and prevent veteran suicide, the VA's top clinical priority. These efforts look to address common veterans' complaints regarding outdated systems for scheduling appointments, long waits for processing of disability claims, and gaps in PTSD and mental health treatment. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested at https:// to speak at librarySEMINOLE Author Roslyn Franken will give a multimedia presentation about her book "Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles, and Triumph of the Human Spirit" Thursday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Multicultural fest set at Seminole schoolSEMINOLE Student members of the Principal's Multicultural Advisory Council at Seminole Elementary School will host the school's fourth annual Multicultural Festival on Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Scheduled events include music, dancing, food, cultural artifacts and student sharing. The event is free and open to the public to celebrate the diversity of the school and local community and to learn about other cultures of the world. Seminole Elementary is located at 10950 74th Ave., N., Seminole. For more information, call 727-547-7668.Scrabble Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Scrabble Club meets at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free event. All skill levels are welcome. Attendees are requested to bring game boards if they have one at home. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Business consultant to visit chamberSEMINOLE Yolanda Cowart with Pinellas County Economic Development will be at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7-8, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.Chess clubs meet at librarySEMINOLE Chess players of all ages (children, teens, and adults) and all levels of play (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) are invited to attend the Two Towers Chess Club (second and fourth Mondays, 3:30-5:30 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.Medicare guidance available at librarySEMINOLE Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn to. The Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas will be partnering with Seminole Community Library to provide Medicare counseling through the SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Program. Specially trained volunteers of the SHINE Program will begin offering Medicare counseling at the library, located at 9200 113th St. N. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health care coverage. Every day SHINE volunteers answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and more. The new site at the Seminole Community Library will allow the program to reach more community members who may be unaware of SHINE and the bene ts the program offers. 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 727-394-6909 to make an appointment. For more information, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), or visit www. Junior Woman’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg and the SJWC's annual "Share Our Spirit" food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break. Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings. Call 727-251-1037, email GFWCSeminole@gmail. com or visit for more information.Kiwanis Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email Rotary Club to meetSEMINOLE The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email pstock for more information.Welsh Society to meet monthlySEMINOLE The Welsh Society of the Suncoast meets the third Tuesday of every month at noon at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. For more information, visit COUNCIL, from page 1A said. The City Center is expected to bring 755 permanent jobs to the area as well as 244 indirect jobs, she added. Other notable new developments include the revitalization of the Twin Oaks Shopping Center with Sea Hags Bar and Grill opening its second restaurant there and Crunch Fitness opening its rst Pinellas County location in the shopping center. Waters said residential development is just as active in the city. Notable projects include the 247-apartment complex Addison on Long Bayou, Seminole Groves and Arabella Cove. She also commended Seminole Fire Rescue and the Citizen Emergency Response Team's for their "hurricane preparedness efforts" when Hurricane Irma hit Pinellas County in September. Last April, Seminole Fire Rescue and the city celebrated the opening of the new Fire Station 32, which is able to withstand Category 5 hurricanes. The $2.1 million project was 70 percent funded by Pinellas County, she said.In November, the city also celebrated the grand opening of Waterfront Park on Park Boulevard. Though there is more work to be done on the property, Waters said, the kayak and canoe launch is now open. The city is awaiting word on two grant applications totaling $300,000 that will move the park development forward.She concluded that city staff is poised "to make Seminole an even better place to live, work, play and raise our families." 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Seminole 3A Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, will also participate in the service. American Legion Cross Bayou member Cheyenne Clements will perform “God Bless America” at the end of the ceremony, while Aiden Eylward, a member of Safety Harbor’s Post 238 Youth Honor Guard, will perform the national anthem on guitar at the beginning of the event. A light lunch will be provided following the service. For more information, visit or call 727-239-3999.Image courtesy of AMERICAN LEGION CROSS BAYOU POST 252The American Legion Cross Bayou Post 252 will host a Four Chaplains ceremony Feb. 3 in honor of the four chaplains who died when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II. FOUR CHAPLAINS, from page 1A Crossing our ngersThousands of applications have gone in recently for the Pinellas County District Application Program. This program is done once a year where parents can put an application into the school of their choice for Magnet, Fundamental or Career Academy for the following year. It’s a lottery system and this year on Feb. 14 parents go back and log into their application and see if they were one of the lucky ones to get in. This application program has been going on for years, at least as long as my two girls have been in school and they are 12 and 13 now. The problem is there aren’t enough seats for every student to get their rst choice, so the district does it by a lottery system. This year I asked how many applications were put in for the schools in Pinellas and was told 11,215 unique students completed the application. That’s a lot of students! Some of the schools around our area where parents want their children to go are the fundamental schools like Madeira Beach Fundamental and Osceola High Fundamental. These schools are highly sought after by parents because there are almost no discipline problems at fundamental schools; if there is a discipline problem the student is not allowed to go to that school anymore. Also, parent involvement is mandatory at fundamental schools. There is also a stricter dress code. This year some 1,414 total applications were submitted for Madeira Beach K-5 and 1,106 for Madeira Beach 4-8 grades. You could almost make another school for the number of students that want to go to this school. I remember trying to get my kids into Madeira Beach Fundamental when they were in elementary school. One time we were number 450 on the list and another time number 3. We never got in and after a few years of trying, I decided I liked the school we were zoned for, which was Seminole Elementary, and didn’t want to move them. I am also very happy at their middle school, which is Osceola Middle. I hear great feedback about the fundamental schools from parents and from teachers. Teachers love working at fundamental schools. My brother-in-law Mark works at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental and says it’s so nice to not have the discipline problems you would have in the regular schools. Most teachers who are at fundamental schools don’t want to leave. Plus, parents are involved with the school because they have to be or their child can’t attend the school. Obviously, parents don’t mind or we wouldn’t see the numbers we are seeing to get into these schools. Osceola High Fundamental is another school many parents try to get their children into for high school. This year there are 1,225 applications. The school has a good reputation in the area and was the rst fundamental high school in Florida and one of only a handful in the country. My oldest daughter, Randi, is going into high school next year and it’s a big decision where you want your child to go their four years of high school. In my opinion, a school has a big impact on kids from the teachers to the staff to the other students. I want my child going to the school I think is best suited for them. I am thankful for this application process, I just wish it wasn’t a lottery system. A new school is opening up this year in Seminole I think would be the perfect t for Randi. It’s called Tech High. This school is smaller with 150 kids only being accepted for the freshman class and has exactly what she wants to do as far as a career. They offer a vet assisting program. They also offer other programs such as building trades and construction design, commercial and digital arts, electricity, game and simulation programming and nursing. The school is being built right now and will be ready for the 2018-2019 school year. It’s seems like an ideal place for my daughter, but there are 715 applications for just a few spots. I am praying and crossing my ngers she will get in. If you are a new parent or new to the area, you should really look into all the options you have as far as schooling for your child. I only highlighted a few schools; there are quite a few more with different opportunities for kids. There are so many choices today. A lot more than when I went to school. Parents do need to be involved, though, because if you aren’t you will miss the opportunity to at least apply. If you did apply, don’t forget on Feb. 14-21 to log on and see if your child got into the school of their choice. You must go online and accept your invitation to the school if you received an invitation. If you don’t accept it, you lose your spot. Even Pre-K3 and VPK students can put in an application. They have until Feb. 2. For more information about the District Application Program, log onto the Pinellas County School website at Good luck! 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4A Community Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018Madeira Beach may raise public parking feeMuseum presents exhibit on Washington’s spiesDUNEDIN – Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, following President’s Day, The Dunedin History Museum presents the AMC television production “Turn; The Story of Washington’s Spies.” The exhibit will present costumes, artifacts, photographs and other material used on the actual television production portraying the story of a group of individuals whose heroic acts during the American Revolution helped General George Washington defeat the British and gain American Independence. The exhibit is based on the 1986 novel “Washington’s Spies; The Story of America’s First Spy Ring,” by Alexander Rose. The television production is based on the story related to the Culper Spy Ring, whose members lived in Setauket, Long Island, during the British Occupation of New York and Long Island. The museum exhibit takes the visitor from the nave Nathan Hale who was captured as an American spy and executed, to the cunning Benjamin Tallmadge, who organized the ring in 1778, to the traitorous Benedict Arnold. The true story explains the background of the ve men and two women who helped gather the information and travel their secrets through the British patrols that surrounded Long Island and New York. These seven individuals were composed of a farmer, a Quaker, a sherman, barmaids and servants who were able to gather military secrets from the British and passed them on to Benjamin Tallmadge, who informed General Washington. One of the interesting stories relates to the capture of Major Andre a British spy who was caught with the secret forti cation information of the strategic fortress West Point on the Hudson River given to him by the traitorous Benedict Arnold, who had turned his back on his friend and commander George Washington. When captured, Andre was wearing civilian clothes and was later found guilty and hanged as a spy. Benedict Arnold escaped to New York City and became a British of cer to ght the Americans in the Carolinas. The story is told with the help of photographs and video from the production and actual historic material related to the real individuals involved in the Culper Ring. Visitors to the Museum will also see production costumes, battle material, paper goods, camp material, dinnerware, glassware and other props used for the show. A children’s interactive corner is included with the exhibit that allows children and their parents to dress in colonial costumes, use decoding material to write secret messages, draw pictures of colonial soldiers and camp life, and practice writing The Declaration of Independence with a quill pen set. A computer program also provides historic facts and paintings of the American Revolution to understand the importance of Washington and his armies to win the War for American Independence. On President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 19, teachers and home-school teachers are invited to participate in a program which will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum with lunch being provided. This program will include a lecture by American Revolution historian, Jack Warren, and a program related to the American Revolution as a learning tool for students through history and art. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., at the Dunedin Public Library, museum director Vincent Luisi will give a special program on the True Story of the Culper Spy Ring. The museum exhibit is open to the public on regular museum hours from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teachers, with proper IDs, and veterans are admitted free for this exhibit. The admission fee is three dollars for adults and children under age 12 are free. The exhibit will remain at the museum until April 14. For further information, contact the museum at 727-736-1176. Here and ThereCASA opens ‘Soup-er Bowl’ food driveST. PETERSBURG – The third annual “Souper Bowl” drive to support health and nutrition programs for victims of domestic violence is underway and is seeking donations of cash and non-perishable food. The campaign bene ts the domestic violence shelter of Community Action Stops Abuse. The drive began Jan. 17 and continues through Feb. 28. Donations can be dropped off at more than 100 locations around Pinellas County. A list of the donation sites can be found at CASA has a “wish list” of non-perishable food items it would like to receive: soup, cereal, fruit juice (100 percent juice), peanut butter, jelly, tuna and canned chicken. Other food items include vegetables (no corn), fruit, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, ketchup, mustard, pasta sauce (no box pasta). pop tarts, breakfast bars, mashed potatoes, mayo, mac and cheese, crackers, cookies, dried fruit, Spaghetti O’s, ravioli, taco shells or kits and rice. Monetary donations can be made online at CASA’s shelter was opened three years ago with the capacity to house 100 women, children and men who had suffered domestic abuse. While the capacity of the shelter was three times that of its earlier facility, it has in the past three years provided housing for as many as 133 people. Food drive sponsors are Tampa Bay Times, West Pharmaceutical Services, and CRI (Carr, Riggs & Ingram).Dementia strategy day setLARGO – Ruth’s Promise Adult Day Program and community partners will present Hometown Solutions for Living with Dementia, a quarterly dementia strategy day, set for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. N., Largo. Attendees are invited to learn about practical dementia-friendly strategies while being nurtured and assisted with practical guidance for this journey. Attendees may bring their loved one for a day of Ruth’s Promise respite. Each Hometown Solutions seminar asks attendees to fill out an index card with their current challenge. The presenters and the Ruth’s Promise team will provide guidance and suggestions. Organizers are prepared with topics and committed to giving attendees strategies. Presenters will include Officer Joel Quattlebaum, city of Largo’s Senior Resource Officer; Linda Chamberlain, P.A.; Jennifer Shulman of Simply Balanced; and Dr. Cate, dementia coach. Strategies provided will include safety in the community and in the home, managing daily nances for the caregiver, legal preparation and Alzheimer’s progression, communication and behaviors. The seminar is free courtesy of Ruth’s Promise and sponsors including Special Needs Lawyers, Arden Courts, Pinecrest, Meridien Research, Simply Balanced, and Assisting Hands of Pinellas. Lunch and door prizes are included. To RSVP, call Dr. Cate at 813-384-7571 or exchange group sets socialST. PETERSBURG – Friendship Force, an international cultural exchange group, will host a social event Monday, Feb. 5, 5 p.m., at Jungle Prada Tavern, 1700 Park St., St. Petersburg. There is no charge to attend except for whatever participants order to eat or drink. Primarily a social organization, Friendship Force also provides a less formal venue for interested people to meet members, receive some literature, and ask questions. The group has chapters all over the world, and the local chapter includes Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Chapters visit one another for usually a week to explore local history and culture. Visitors are home-hosted by local members and many other volunteers are involved in transportation, dinners and parties. For information, call Jonna Douglas, 727-2492728.NARFE chapters to meetCLEARWATER – The Clearwater and Palm Harbor chapters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Associations will meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., at Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. Any NARFE members in Florida District 6 are invited to participate in this meeting. The meeting will center around issues discussed at the Jan. 26 District 6 training conference and other timely topics regarding NARFE and federal bene ts. For more details, call Judy DelBarto at 727-6437395 or Christine Wiedemer at 727-317-7266.Mission City Church to host Night to Shine PromLARGO – Mission City Church recently announced that it will serve as one of more than 500 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, Feb. 9. Night to Shine is a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The event will take place in all 50 states and 16 countries around the world. Mission City Church, 801 Seminole Blvd., is the only location that will hold the event in Pinellas County this year. Every guest enters the complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each guest, a respite room for parents and caretakers and a dance oor. It all leads up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. “Night to Shine is my favorite night of the year,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation, in a press release. “It’s also a favorite night for thousands and thousands of kings and queens all over the world that we crown at the end of this prom. Every town, every village, every state, and every country needs to host a Night to Shine for their special needs community.” For more information on the event, visit, commercial management changes for cobia take effect Feb. 1Several changes to the management of cobia in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico will go into effect Feb. 1. These changes were approved at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in December. The changes will further promote sustainable management of this shery and were developed in coordination with anglers who were concerned about the fishery. The changes will apply to all state waters north of the Monroe-Collier county line. Changes effective Feb. 1, 2018, include:  Making the recreational and commercial bag limits for cobia in Gulf state waters the same by reducing the commercial limit from two to one sh per person.  Reducing the recreational and commercial vessel limit in Gulf state waters from six to two cobia per vessel, per day. The current 33-inch minimum size limit will not change. To learn more about cobia, visit MyFWC. com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Cobia.”Trio to perform ‘My Jazzy Valentine’ at churchCLEARWATER – The Peter & Will Anderson Trio will perform “My Jazzy Valentine,” romantic tunes from the Great American Songbook, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. The program will feature hits made famous by Benny Goodman, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong and much more. The rich acoustics of the Peace sanctuary are perfectly suited to enhance the sound of this young ensemble. Peter and Will are Juilliard trained and virtuosos on both the sax and clarinet. They are joined by friend Felix Lemerle on the guitar. No tickets are required and seating is first come, rst served. An offering will be taken with a $5 to $10 minimum suggested. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Following the concert, there will be a light reception in the fellowship hall. For information, visit or call 727-446-3001.Stanley Cup comes to Clearwater Beach By JEFF ROSENFIELD TBN CorrespondentCLEARWATER BEACH – Typically, the sport of hockey is associated with ice. But this past weekend, it was all about sand. With the NHL All-Star Game returning to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Clearwater Beach played host to the NHL All Star Beach Bash, a six-hour event at Pier 60 that featured over 400 youth hockey players competing on multiple rinks on the beach’s famed sugar sand, live music, a sand sculpture and an appearance by the most iconic trophy in sports, Lord Stanley’s Cup, which since 1893 has been awarded to the league’s champion at the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Cup’s appearance in Clearwater delighted the hockey fans that came from around the country for the All-Star weekend festivities, including Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos. “It was an honor for the city of Clearwater to have this iconic trophy on its sugar sand beaches for hockey fans and children of all ages so they could see,” Cretekos said after posing with several local lawmakers surrounding the 3-foot-tall trophy. “Let’s root for the Lightning to bring it back to Tampa Bay at the end of the regular NHL season!” While Cretekos was naturally cheering for the hometown team, there were plenty of fans at the Beach Bash rooting for other National Hockey League clubs and cities. Colorado residents Anna Tarassova and Andrei Tiovmentsev made the trip courtesy of their 11-year-old son, Dimitri, who won a one-on-one shootout competition sponsored by the Colorado Avalanche that included an all-expenses-paid trip for All-Star weekend. “Thanks to our son for being a really good hockey player!” Tarassova said as Dimitri competed in the beach tournaments. “Yes, he brought us here,” Tiovmentsev added. The family was quick to praise the NHL for facilitating the experience, which included tickets to the All-Star Game as well as the opportunity to enjoy the beach. “We had no idea it was going to be this big of a deal,” Tarassova said, noting they got to meet Lightning players Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov during an event the night before the Beach Bash. “And the sand here is amazing. So white and clean. The whole thing has been so exciting for us.” New Port Richey resident Orin Lincoln, whose wife, Denise, was coaching a Dayspring Academy youth squad, agreed. “The Lightning went over the top with what they’ve done here with supporting the schools and our community,” he said. “Awesome is the only word I can come up with.”Clearwater Beach the site of NHL All-Star Beach Bash Photo by JEFF ROSENFIELDMore than 400 youth hockey players participated in tournaments on Clearwater Beach as part of the NHL AllStar Beach Bash at Clearwater Beach on Jan. 27, 2018. By WAYNE AYERS TBN CorrespondentMADEIRA BEACH – The city is looking at upping its hourly parking rate at city-owned lots, including John’s Pass Village. The increase would be 25 cents an hour, on Fridays and Saturdays only. City Planning Director Linda Portal proposed the parking rate hike along with other administrative fee increases at the Jan. 23 city commission workshop meeting. The last increase in the city parking fee was in 2015, when the rate was raised from $1.50 to $2. The charge would affect nonresidents only. City residents can park for free in city-owned lots. Raising the city parking rate can have a big impact on revenue, according to an analysis done by former Finance Director Vince Tenaglia in 2016. That study projected a $200,000 to $300,000 yearly increase in revenue for each 25-cent per hour increase, seven days a week. Finance Director Walter Pierce said the parking rate hike would help revenues and be competitive with what other communities charge. “We think there is room for an increase. It’s warranted,” Pierce said. “We’re trying to get revenue where we can to meet some of our needs.” He also said the new parking machines make it easier for visitors and “we would like a little bit of a return” on that new technology. Mayor Maggi Black said it was OK with her. “As long as we’re not gouging people, they will get used to it.” Commissioner Nancy Oakley was opposed. “I don’t want to see the parking rate raised,” she said. “We’ll hear from the people in John’s Pass, who will say people are paying more money to park and now they’re not spending as much money in their stores.” Commissioner Terry Lister, who supported an unsuccessful attempt to raise the rate to $2.50 in 2017, was not at the meeting. Portal proposed raising the fees for planning and development activities “so that we’re covering the cost of doing business.” She said revenue raised from these fees in the past “has not even come close to covering what it was costing the city to provide those services.” Portal also proposed raising the charge for site plan reviews of residential properties to bring it in line with the commercial property rate. “The residential rate is much lower than commercial. It makes no sense,” she said. Portal said the rate should be based on the size of the development, regardless of whether it is residential or commercial. When asked by Commissioner John Douthirt whether the proposed higher fees were comparable to other cities, Portal said “the planning fees went up quite a bit, but it’s still much cheaper than what’s being paid everywhere else.” The rate increases will be put on the agenda at a regular meeting for a vote by the commission. John’s Pass improvements, challengesThe John’s Pass power and lighting project has improved the lighting and safety in the area, Marina and Central Services Director Dave Marsicano said. The project is being totally paid for with a $340,000 state grant. The large Medjool palm trees have been up-lighted, and new light towers with speakers have been installed along the boardwalk, Marsicano said. Electrical power outlets have been added throughout the Village, bene tting the outdoor events and activities being held there. The Seafood Festival saved money by no longer having to bring in a generator for power, Marsicano said. An 18-foot light pole has also been installed at the east end of the boardwalk, where merchants said there was not enough light. While working on the project, the pavers in the Village were discovered to have been installed without the proper base, and are dropping several inches a year, Marsicano said. That is a potential safety hazard, Marsicano said, and plans are being made to x the problem in the future. The power and light project is now complete, Marsicano said. As a result, “the Boardwalk is de nitely safer, and the John’s Pass area is much safer than it was before.” Marsicano also said residents on Pelican Lane are requesting a sidewalk. That is not possible, he said, without the elimination of resident parking spaces, due to right of way issues. “The issue is parking,” Marsicano said. “If a sidewalk is put in, a lot of parking spots will be lost.” He did say he would take another look at a sidewalk and talk to the property owners, “but I don’t think I’m going to have much luck.” Marsicano said improvements are being made along Pelican Lane where the back sides of shops are facing the road. Trash barrels and dumpsters are being enclosed, and fences put around some properties. More needs to be done to clean up the area, he added. Marsicano said he plans to work with Portal on some code changes that would make business owners responsible for putting their trash containers in enclosures.


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6A County Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018Pinellas commissioners concerned about CareerSource controversy By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners talked about the latest controversy surrounding a board for which they have responsibility to appoint members and approve the budget Jan. 23. Per an interlocal agreement with CareerSource Pinellas, the Commission is designated as the Chief Elected Official as required by the Personal Responsibility Reconciliation Act of 1996, Workforce Innovation Acts, applicable federal, state and local regulations, and federal workforce initiatives and laws. The agreement outlines the responsibilities of the county and CareerSource Pinellas and requires that one county commissioner be appointed to the CareerSource Board to serve as second vice-chair. County Commission Chair Ken Welch currently serves in that capacity. A series of recent articles by the Tampa Bay Times spotlighted some potential issues, including whether the nonpro t agency accurately reported the number of people it helped to get a job. The Times also reported on what appeared to be a disproportionate salary for the president and CEO of CareerSource Pinellas Ed Peachey, who also serves as president and CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay in Hillsborough County. Since the articles were published, the state Inspector General has launched an investigation into both agencies and a federal investigation is reportedly in the works. County Commissioners questioned whether the county should begin its own investigation during the Jan. 23 meeting. Commissioners expressed concern Jan. 9 when they tabled making an appointment to the CareerSource Pinellas Board. Commissioners wanted more information about criteria used to select recommended board members. More than one person had applied to serve on the board through the county's website, but only one name came back from the CareerSource Board as a recommended candidate. Commissioners wanted to know why. The Times published an article the same day, which compared the appointment process to that of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board, which underwent its own investigation last year. Due to issues unearthed by the Times, PCLLB will likely become under the authority of county government if a bill currently being considered in Tallahassee is approved. Peachey then sent a letter to the CareerSource Board outlining the process used to appoint board members. He wrote that the process had been in place since 2004, when the initial interlocal agreement with the county was approved. Peachey wrote that potential board members were approved by the WorkNet Board (the agency's former name) prior to submitting names to the county commission for appointment. "While this process took place, it had no signi cance to the appointment of the board member, as that authority rests solely with the BOCC (Board of County Commission)," Peachey wrote. Peachey objected to the comparison to the appointment process used for the PCLLB, saying that Welch had attended the CareerSource Executive Committee meeting and "voiced no concern over the process or the potential appointee." Peachey said he had "regretfully" reviewed the names of potential CareerSource board nominees, as requested by county staff and gave his opinion as to whether they met minimum standards per federal regulations. "Again, this is not part of my job description," Peachey wrote. "I thought I was doing the county a favor and it will not happen again." Peachey wrote that the BOCC had duciary responsibility for the actions of the CareerSource Board. He said the BOCC was supposed to be the "liaison/bridge between the two organizations, not the divider." He also said that CareerSource Pinellas had been "extremely successful over the last 14 years under the leadership of the president and CEO and the board of directors." He said audit reports had been clean and that state and federal monitoring requirements had been met and exceeded. In addition, Peachey asserted that CareerSource staff had brought in millions of dollars through the state and "significantly increased the number of job seekers and employers served." "We don't hear this lauded at the BOCC meeting nor do we read it (in) the papers," he wrote. Welch sent a letter Jan. 18 to the chair of the CareerSource Pinellas Board Aundre Green, asking for additional information about the appointment process. He also asked to modify the process due to the county commission's "heightened focus on transparency and improving the appointment process for organizations for which we have duciary responsibility and board appointment authority." The Times published another article two days later that said Peachey "was paid $464,000 in 2016, more than almost any other public gure in the area." The article also said that CareerSource is funded in part, by how many people it trains and places with employers. Board chair Green wrote a response to the Times article which disclaimed Peachey's salary amount. Green said Peachey had been paid $291,997 in 2016 for serving as CEO and president of both CareerSource agencies. Green provided a breakdown of Peachey's compensation and said his salary was funded 50 percent by CareerSource Pinellas and 50 percent by CareerSource Tampa Bay. Green speculated that the Times reporter had combined wage reports from the two agencies to get to the gure in the Jan. 20 article. Green also wrote that CareerSource does not receive funding based on placements, but instead the funding is based on a formula that includes a number of factors, some of which are labor force, total unemployed, economically disadvantaged, excess unemployed and others. However, the controversy didn't end with Green's explanation. The Times reported Jan. 22 that Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce had ended its relationship with CareerSource Pinellas after Sheriff Bob Gualtieri found out that "the job center told the state it had helped 624 sheriff's employees get hired since 2014." The sheriff reportedly told the Times "he has no records of CareerSource Pinellas ever sending his agency any potential job candidates to review, let alone help them get hired." The same Times' article revealed that both CareerSource agencies headed by Peachey were under investigation by the state Department of Equal Opportunity. On the same day (Jan. 23) that the county commission asked if it should ask for an investigation, the Times reported that the ruckus had reached the ears of federal lawmakers who also were calling for an investigation. Gov. Rick Scott and state lawmakers also were reportedly requesting action. Meanwhile, the county commission has asked its attorney and administrator to nd out how much authority it has in the matter and will continue to work with the CareerSource Board to improve the appointment process. "It is going to be an ongoing issue," Welch said. "It's a work in progress." Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at County Commission Chair and CareerSource Pinellas Second Vice-Chair Ken Welch. 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County 7A Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018 County newsCounty commissioners recognize Human Traf cking Awareness MonthCLEARWATER The Pinellas County Commission presented a proclamation Jan. 23 recognizing January as Human Traf cking Awareness Month. As part of continuing efforts to reduce human traf cking in Pinellas, the Commission highlighted the efforts of the county's Of ce of Human Rights. An ordinance adopted by the Commission in 2016 requires public awareness signs to be displayed at establishments in a conspicuous location visible to the public and employees, to alert employees and the public about the existence, remedies and protections related to human traf cking. Since the Commission adopted the ordinance, 1,700 locations have been reviewed and veri ed for compliance throughout the county to ensure the required signage is posted. Staff from Pinellas County Consumer Protection continues to coordinate with partnering agencies on compliance efforts, seek new avenues for community education and identify additional locations requiring signage. County residents are encouraged to take part in the ght against human traf cking in the community by reporting concerns to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce or other law enforcement, or to the National Human Traf cking Hotline by phone at 1-888-373-7888. For more information, visit consumer/human_traf cking.htm.Pinellas marks Tax ID Theft WeekAs tax season gets underway, Pinellas County Consumer Protection and the Federal Trade Commission remind residents to be vigilant in protecting their personal information. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, is dedicated to educating the public about how to protect themselves from tax-related crimes. Tax identity theft occurs when an individual uses stolen personal information, such as a Social Security number, to le a fraudulent tax return and obtain a refund. Proactive steps to lessen the chance of becoming a victim include: Filing tax returns early in the tax season Using a secure Internet connection to le electronically Mailing tax returns directly from the post of ce Shredding any extra copies of tax documents Responding to mail from the IRS as soon as possible Remembering that the IRS will not contact taxpayers by email, text or social media Only giving out Social Security numbers or Medicare numbers when absolutely necessary. Checking credit reports at least once a year free of charge at For more information, visit features/feature-0029-tax-identity-theft-awarenessweek. Those who believe they are victims of tax identity theft should contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490. 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8A County Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018Walking the talkPinellas County’s Eco Fun Festival teaches sustainable practices and practices what it teaches By LIBBY BOLLING TBN CorrespondentSustainable. The word is bandied about so frequently these days that it may beg the question: what does "sustainable" really mean? According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, sustainable, as it relates to the environment, means involving methods that do not completely use up or damage natural resources. That's what organizers with Pinellas County Solid Waste say the Eco Fun Festival is all about, creating an event that walks the talk. "The goal is to teach residents small ways they can positively impact the environment," said Stephanie Watson, Solid Waste program supervisor for recycling outreach and lead organizer of the Eco Fun Festival. "These are small changes that can add up to big impacts." The annual event, held this year on Sunday, Feb. 25, is designed to teach sustainable techniques that people can use every day while learning about local environmental efforts, all presented in a fun, activity-driven atmosphere on the grounds of Bridgeway Acres Commons, a dedicated green space at the Solid Waste facility, 11418 34th St. N., Clearwater. Watson acknowledges that it seems paradoxical to hold an environmental event at what most people think of the Solid Waste facility a dump. "It's simple, really: Pinellas County does not operate a dump. We operate a 700-acre, award-winning and wildlife-friendly integrated solid waste management facility with the primary means of disposal being a garbage-fueled' power plant. The plant burns the garbage and the result is ash a 90 percent reduction in volume. The ash is buried in the land ll along with bulky items that can't go through the facility, like berglass boats. This process also generates enough electricity for 45,000 homes a day," she said. Watson says it is part of being good stewards of the only disposal facility in the county. But, she adds that Solid Waste has more to do. According to Watson, the more to do is teaching residents about the four Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. The latest statistics available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveal that, in 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash. That's enough trash to ll all of Tampa Bay to more than half its depth. Pinellas County's trash makes up 1.2 million tons of that total annual gure, but the Bridgeway Acres Waste-to-Energy facility can process just 1 million tons of garbage a year. Once the 1 million ton volume is reached, according to Watson, the remaining garbage must be put in the land ll a land ll with about 83 years of capacity left. By encouraging people to reduce the amount of household garbage they create, reusing materials when appropriate and recycling the right things, there will be less garbage and ash to put in the land ll and more years our land ll will be operable. Now, that seems like something everyone in Pinellas County can do to be sustainable. The Eco Fun Festival will offer guests the opportunity to learn about the direct connections between the choices they make every day at the trash can and recycle bin and how those choices impact their local environment. Visitors also will be able to take tours of the solid waste facility, including the tipping oor where all the trash generated in Pinellas County comes to be incinerated. They also will be able to learn about ways to reduce and reuse materials that would end up at the facility, as well as the right way to recycle and how Solid Waste recovers metals from the ash and sells them to fund recycling programs. Organizers have planned a lot of fun, too. There will be a Touch-a-Truck display for children and adults to enjoy, including WaterVentures' mobile freshwater spring exhibit that teaches responsible stewardship of Florida's resources. In addition, the walking excavator is back this year with its contortionist-like abilities to "walk" into any conceivable area to clear vegetation and debris, Pinellas County Mosquito Control's helicopter and airboat, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's rescue vehicle and a sewer inspection camera truck, to name a few. Exhibitors will include a variety of electric vehicles, Edible Peace Patch demonstrating composting food waste, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offering live animal encounters, the Girl Scouts' new science, technology, engineering and math badge program, Pinellas County Environmental Management demonstrating water quality testing and its relationship to aquatic invertebrates, and Tampa Bay Watch demonstrating habitat restoration projects. Last year's Eco Fun Festival drew more than 1,200 visitors, and those visitors taught the organizing staff an important lesson about walking the sustainability talk. After doing some post-event "dumpster" diving of the event waste receptacles, the staff found that even though bins were labeled recyclables were in the trash bins and trash was in the recycling bins, demonstrating the confusion people experience when asked to make decisions between what to toss and what to recycle. "We found it was hard to make the best decision," said Watson. "So, this year, we will have educators at the point of disposal to talk to guests about what is recyclable and what is trash and help them to always make the right decision." That also led organizers to reach even further to practice what they preach. Realizing that generating any trash from the event presented them with an obvious challenge, they reviewed their event participation criteria and asked all exhibitors and food vendors to commit to using recycled materials where possible. Giant event maps will be staged in convenient areas and visitors will be encouraged to take a photo instead of a paper map. Another waste generator is the plastic water bottle. Staff is encouraging visitors to bring a reusable water bottle to ll at one of the multiple free tap water stations that will be placed around the event grounds. The goal: to model a low waste event. According to Watson, they've taken it even a step further by planning to conduct a formal waste analysis after this year's event. If they are successful, they hope to be certi ed as a zero-waste event by diverting 90 percent or more of the event's waste to recycling or composting. Watson said she and the staff are proud of the festival and are always excited to share their place of work with visitors. "We're very proud of our facility and it is a beautiful site for guests to come to. We're also very proud of what we do here and we're very excited to show guests how they can help make improvements for the environment and their lives." For more information, call 727-464-7500 or visit ecofunfest.Libby Bolling is a Public Information Specialist for Pinellas County Marketing and Communications.What to Know What: Eco Fun Festival, a family-friendly outdoor event featuring facility tours, environmental presenters and exhibitors, Touch-a-Truck, giveaways and food vendorsWhere: Pinellas County Solid Waste, 11418 34th St. N., ClearwaterWhen: Sunday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.Cost: Free to enter, prices vary for food What to bring: Reusable water bottle, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and questions for exhibitorsParking: Free onsite parking and shuttleContact: Call 727-464-7500 for more information or visit www. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS AND WATERVENTURESStephanie Watson, lead organizer of the Eco Fun Festival, stands on the Bridgeway Acres Commons festival grounds. The Solid Waste facility is the site of bird counts by the Audubon Society during the winter months. 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Police 9A Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018 Police beatDetectives investigate death of inmate at Pinellas County JailCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the county jail, 14400 49th St. N. in Clearwater. Stephen Gregory James, 29, of St. Petersburg died about 7:55 a.m. Jan. 28 inside his assigned housing area. Fellow inmates alerted jail staff that James was unresponsive in his assigned sleeping area. Detention and medical staff responded. Medical Staff performed CPR and paramedics responded to the jail and continued life saving measures until he was pronounced dead. Detectives say inmate James had a criminal history of drug abuse and drug related charges. There were no obvious signs of injuries on the inmate's person and no incidents of confrontation or use of force. His death does not appear to be suspicious in nature. James was arrested Jan. 18 by the Florida Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole. He was charged with violation of probation on drug related charges. The Medical Examiner's Of ce will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.Suspect arrested in Jan. 26 shooting in ClearwaterCLEARWATER A 22-year-old Winter Haven man was arrested about 4 a.m. Jan. 28 on second-degree murder charges in connection with the homicide of a Clearwater man. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home on Suffolk Drive in unincorporated Clearwater about 4:11 a.m. Jan. 26 regarding reports of gunshots. Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit say a citizen heard the gunshots and reported it to deputies. A male victim was found at the end of the driveway. The victim, identified as Jesse D. Cairo, 22, who lived at the home, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died. Detectives identi ed Dale Eugene Washington as a suspect and located him in Orlando. With the help of Polk County and Orange County sheriff's of ces, Washington was taken into custody and booked into the Orange County Jail. He will be brought back to Pinellas County to face charges.Deputies arrest man after Lealman Fire District chief’s vehicle stolenLEALMAN Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 31-year-old St. Petersburg man Jan. 27 after he reportedly stole a Lealman Fire District chief's vehicle and evaded deputies. Michael James Chick was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of burglary to an occupied structure; fleeing and eluding; grand theft auto; unlawful transmission on police or re radio frequency; and driving with a suspended license (second offense). Bail was set at $51,000. Deputies responded to Lealman Fire District Station 18, 4150 66th St. N. in St. Petersburg, about 1:15 p.m. in reference to a report of a stolen 2014 Ford Expedition. 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Matthew Franklin Pinder, 43, was arrested at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at the high school. He has since resigned. Detectives with the sheriff's Crimes Against Children Unit began their investigation Nov. 11 after the victim, who is now age 24, informed a school of cial of past inappropriate sexual contact with Pinder. The school of cial then told the school resource deputy and school of cials. Detectives said the victim was 16-years-old and a student at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater when the alleged crime occurred on or about Nov. 1, 2009. Pinder was a teacher at the school and serving as the victim's mentor. Detectives said Pinder admitted to engaging in inappropriate activity with the 16-year-old at least two times. Detectives believe there may be more victims and are requesting the public to come forward with any information regarding inappropriate contact Pinder may have had with other children. Pinder was employed at Indian Rocks Christian School from 2000 to 2002 and Calvary Christian High School from 2002 to 2004. Pinder then moved to Kentucky. He returned to Pinellas County and worked as a teacher at Calvary Christian High School from 2009 to 2011. Pinder has been employed as a teacher at Palm Harbor University High School since 2011. Pinder told detectives that he currently volunteers as a Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout Troop and is the Den Leader for a Cub Scout Pack in Pinellas County. Detectives have noti ed the respective Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack. Pinder is no longer a volunteer with the respective organizations. Anyone with information regarding other potential victims is asked to contact Detective Meredith Dimundo with the Crimes against Children's Unit at 727-582-6200.Chemical spill closes U.S. 19 in Dunedin for hoursDUNEDIN Chemicals from a pest control truck spilled during a crash at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Republic Drive in Dunedin Jan. 23. 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10A Health & Fitness Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018monitoring that statistic as u activity continues to rise. As of Jan. 6, 310 people had died from flu or pneumonia, which is a common complication of the u. Symptoms of u include body aches and pain; cough and chest discomfort; early and signi cant exhaustion; fatigue and weakness that may last two-three weeks; headache; fever of 102104 degree for three to four days; stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat. It is possible to have respiratory symptoms without a fever. Most people don't need to see a doctor if they get the u; however, if your symptoms get worse or you run a high fever for more than a few days, it would be best to seek out medical attention. People with u or think they might have u, should refrain from sharing cups and eating utensils and wash their hands often, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. Drink plenty of uids and get lots of rest. 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Faith & Family 11A Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018 Worship newsFUMC pastor attends district seminarsCLEARWATER First United Methodist Clearwater Pastor Daphne Johnson led a delegation of four to the Gulf Central District Learning Extravaganza on Jan. 21where over 200 Methodist clergy and lay leaders from the ve-county district gathered for a series of six seminars at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. District Superintendent The Rev. Dr. Candace M. Lewis, district superintendent, whose of ce is in Lakeland, headed up the event and introduced the Rev. Junius B. Dotson, the keynote speaker. Dotson urged the attendees to "See All the People," the title of the church growth campaign of the Methodist Discipleship Ministries led by Dotson. "We are delighted to welcome Rev. Dr. Lewis to Pinellas County," said Johnson. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in speech communications. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Gammon Seminary in May 1996. In June 2000, she graduated from the Harvard Divinity School's Summer Leadership Institute on Faithbased Community Economic Development. She completed her Doctorate in Ministry degree in Church Leadership Excellence at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., graduating in May 2014.Church to present Christian comedianCLEARWATER Christian comedian Mike Williams, Dove award winner, will be appearing Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., at Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Donations will benefit the church's Dominican Republic ministry. Dessert will be served. To make a table reservation, call 727-796-3057 or 727-266-9994.Andrews Chapel to host anniversary celebrationDUNEDIN Historic Andrews Chapel turns 130 years young this year, and all couples married, or getting married, at the chapel are invited to join in a celebration on Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 to 6 p.m., at 1899 San Mateo Drive, Dunedin. The event will feature live music courtesy of Benjamin Road, catering by Home Plate, Elite Rental Tables & Chairs, a champagne fountain, photography by Cara DeHart Lewis, a caricature artist, vintage photo fun with Roll'n Media, raf e ticket prize items, and many other surprises. The event is adult-only and for anybody married, or getting married, at the venue. Tickets cost $100 per couple or $50 a person. Guests will receive a unique gift upon arrival and will be in a photo gallery display for the event. Vintage clothing is recommended. For tickets, visit or call 727-271-9673. Andrews Chapel, built in 1888, is a Victorian Gothic chapel on the National Registry of Historic Monuments. It is a non-denominational venue owned by the Dunedin History Museum which was created to save the chapel from being torn down in 1970. The chapel was cut in half and moved from downtown Dunedin to its home at the entrance to Hammock Park. It has hosted a myriad of events throughout the years.Therapist to host spiritual marriage seminar for Valentine’s DayST. PETERSBURG Couples who want to expand their personal development and spiritual growth are invited to attend a seminar on Friday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S., St. Petersburg. Titled "Marriage: Your Path to Personal Development and Spiritual Growth," the seminar will be hosted by Robert Ross, a licensed marriage therapist and ordained minister. He also has written numerous books on relationships, including "My Marriage Manual." In the seminar, couples will discover how to grow in their marriage and in their relationship with God, how to use con ict to improve the relationship and how to achieve spiritual maturity and its relationship to marital ful llment. The seminar is open to couples who are married or who are thinking about getting married. It also is designed for those who want to discover how to handle the intensity and heat of marriage without getting burned. The seminar costs $20 for couples and $15 for single people. Everyone who attends receives a copy of "My Marriage Manual," a $25 value. To register, call 727-344-2684. 727-596-2995  WeSellPinellas.com081017 America’s Leading Discount Real Estate Company WeWill Sell Your Home For As Low As$2,995!PAID AT CLOSING What’s Selling in Pinellas County 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Seminole $260,000 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 2CG Belleair Bluffs $274,000 Move-in ready home, located in a quiet neighborhood right down the street from the new Seminole City Center. Dicus-Harrison Realty GroupRealty Executives Adamo and Associates One-of-a-kind waterfront estate boasting superior quality nishes that evoke an ambience of the South, true elegance and family charm of this 5,472 sq. ft. home. 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath Seminole $882,500 SOLD SOLD Beautiful Belleair Bluffs home with amzing outdoor living space. Impeccable pool home with many updates. SOLD This home will WOW you the moment you enter. New laminate wood ooring, newer appliances and large window to bring in the Florida sun. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1 CG Oldsmar $216,000 SOLDKerryn EllsonCoastal PropertiesMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionCaroleanne VoracFuture Home Realty Real estate newsmakers Klein & Heuchan sells Madeira Beach apartment building MADEIRA BEACH Klein & Heuchan Inc. recently represented the seller, Beach Fund LLC, in the sale of 110 148th Ave. E. in Madeira Beach. The buyer was PawPurr Epsilon LLC. This 11-unit apartment building was fully renovated in 2006. This property has high occupancy and strong rental rates in one of the best beach communities in Pinellas County. The sale price was $1,225,000. Monique Petronje of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction. "Multi-family investments are in very high demand," said Mark Klein in a press release. Klein is president and CEO of Klein & Heuchan Inc. "With the economy booming and very low interest rates being paid on bank deposits, many investors are achieving greater returns by deploying their capital into real estate. Apartments can be a very attractive opportunity for today's real estate buyers. We had multiple offers for this fully renovated property and sold it to the best candidate. The Buyer was able to obtain very good xed rate nancing through Freddie Mac. We believe all sectors of the real estate are going to remain strong going forward."Realty Experts Inc. welcomes new agentsSEMINOLE Realty Experts Inc. recently added a number of new agents to its team. Joining Realty Experts Inc. are Renee Dobraski, Rotem Oren, Blake Roberts, Gary Ricco, Joey Rossi, Stacy Shular and Steven Weinstein.Holly Young earns Distinguished Service AwardSOUTH PASADENA Luxury & Beach Realty recently announced that Holly Young was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Pinellas Realtor Organization. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to professionalism and performance by Young for serving as chairwoman of the citations committee and for her service on this committee for the past three years. PRO recently presented the award to Young during a special ceremony at the organization's installation of the board of directors. "Young possesses a tireless dedication to abiding by the code of ethics and ensuring the public is protected, and that is what the honor is all about," said Julie Simpson, broker/owner of Luxury & Beach Realty of ces in the Tampa/St. Pete/Orlando/Naples area. "In the six years she has been an agent, she truly understands what it means to be a real estate professional and a community volunteer and she is an example from which we can all learn something." "It is a great honor to be recognized among such a talented and dedicated group of real estate professionals," said Young. "The unwavering support of my broker and real estate family at Luxury & Beach Realty undoubtedly helped to make receiving this award possible. Doing what you love makes even the most challenging days enjoyable."Coldwell Banker Sun Vista announces top sales agent for 2017INDIAN SHORES Coldwell Banker Sun Vista recently recognized its top sales agent for 2017. Rich Rippetoe was the agency's top sales agent in 2017, with more than $27 million in closed sales volume and a total of 73 sales.Weichert af liated of ce welcomes new team membersST. PETERSBURG Weichert af liated of ces in the St. Petersburg area recently welcomed two new individuals to the team. Joining Weichert, Realtors Equity are Miguel Ganvini and Adam Green eld.Sandy Hartmann & Associates named No. 1 real estate teamSEMINOLE Sandy Hartmann & Associates recently was named the No. 1 real estate team in the cities of Seminole and Largo for 2017. The team sold more than 220 homes in Tampa Bay, totaling over $69 million in sales volume for the year. This is the 12th consecutive year the team has been No. 1 in the city of Seminole and the second consecutive year in the city of Largo. Evan Pedone named top listing, sales advisorMADEIRA BEACH Engel & Všlkers recently named Evan Pedone the top listing and sales real estate advisor for January 2018. Pedone negotiated over $2 million in sales and increased his listing portfolio. "Evan goes out of his way for his clients," said Cherie Pattishall in a press release. Pattishall is license partner/broker. "He aims to surpass the expectations of his clients and helps them achieve their real estate goals." Press releases are published as space allows and are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. All submissions can be dropped off at the of ce or mailed to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772; emailed to; or faxed to 727-397-5900. Questions? Call 727-397-5563 or send an email. Renee Dobraski Rotem OrenGary Ricco Blake Roberts Joey RossiSteven Weinstein Stacy Shular Rich Rippetoe Evan Pedone Andrea Hartmann Sandy Hartmann 020118 Century 21 Real Estate Champions4350 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach, FL  www.c21c h a m Beautiful 3/3/2 on a Very Private Point Lot on cul-desac on Intracoastal Waterway with direct Gulf access. Amazing expansive water views. Open floor plan with updated kitchen, custom ceramic tile and terrazzo oors and updated bathrooms. Composite dock with 13K lb. Boat lift. 105 ft. sea wall. Below surface is a deep 9 ft. wide open water oasis. MLS#U7837183. Erbeck. $849,000. 2BR/1BA each unit and located in the vibrant part of St. Petersburg just 3 minutes from Central Plaza Bus Terminal and the Central Ave. Business District. Close to downtown and just minutes to the interstate and our beautiful Gulf beaches. MLS#U7839641. Barrow. $170,000. TAMARAC BY THE GULF Updated, 2BR/2BA home. Open floor plan, Florida Room, screened lanai and back yard patio. Exceptionally large 20 ft. long master suite. Double pane, insulated windows. Tile roof 2008, at 2016, AC 2016. Tamarac is an active 55+ community with Clubhouse, Heated Pool and Shuf eboard Courts. Low monthly fee. Convenient to shopping, Indian Rocks Beach and allows 2 pets per family. MLS#U7842062. Herr. $219,900. Newer built 3BR/2.5BA/2CG Waterfront townhome on Madeira Beach! Gorgeous views. Upscale kitchen, open concept with high ceilings and water view from the kitchen, living room and dining area. Balcony overlooks marina and sunsets. Upstairs split plan bedrooms with large laundry room. Pool and heated spa overlooks the water. Room for an elevator. 1 pet up to 50lbs. and minimum 1 Year lease. Enjoy the restaurants, shops and waterfront activities at John's Pass Village. MLS#U7843044. Jarnberg. $510,000.Rutenburg Home in Gated Ridgemoor Community of Westmonte Estates w/private roving security. $175K+ in renovations. Incredible open oor plan. Split 4BR/3BA plan allows for private master suite and private guest suite. Family room, living room and master suite open to the resort-like enclosed lanai. Large home of ce. Large 3 car garage with workshop area. Inside laundry room has front load washer & dryer. Take tour here https://youtu. be/36t-glchzP4. MLS#U7843101. Wilson, K. $621,900. MOVE-IN READY Beautifully renovated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home is MoveIn Ready! Newly updated kitchen is a Must See! New flooring throughout. Sit and unwind outside on the covered patio and enjoy the backyard pond. Watch the turtles or sh from the oating dock. Just a short 8 miles to the beautiful Gulf beaches. MLS#U7843219. Angelilli. $205,900 VENETIAN ISLE 3BR/2BA/2CG, Waterfront, Pool Home with 2,390 Sq. Ft. Complete renovation 2015. Open, split plan with gorgeous waterfront views! Chef's dream kitchen. Master suite with of ce nook, walk-in closet and master bath with huge walk-in shower and a TV mirror. Inside laundry room. Outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, outdoor sound system and enclosed storage. Dock has automatic lift with remote for your boat/jet ski for endless hours of Fun on the Bay! MLS#U7843308. Rodriguez. $979,900 CENTRALLY LOCATED Gorgeous 2/2 home with tile floors throughout and updated kitchen. Living room/kitchen combo. Enclosed lanai with sliding door to deck. Large fenced-in back yard is beautiful, well maintained and has space for pool. A/C was replaced in 2008, water heater in 2012. Close to Tyrone Mall and NW Youth Center with Pool, Tennis Courts, Playground and Baseball elds. MLS#U7845398. Devine. $196,000. ALCOVE MOBILE HOME PARK Very nice, well maintained 2BR/2BA with inside laundry area. 2nd bedroom has a Murphy Bed so room can be used as office/bonus room. 55+ community with low monthly fee. Furnished and move-in ready. Laminate flooring throughout, vinyl in kitchen, newer windows, A/C, range, dishwasher and refrigerator. Screened in patio. Covered carport. Community has shuffleboard courts, a tranquil pond and clubhouse with plenty of events and laundry facility. No pets. MLS#U7845401. Roberson. $58,000.Move-in ready Rutenburg home in this highly sought after area. Split plan 3BR/2BA/2CG home has over 2,100 heated and cooled S.F. Tile and bamboo oors throughout, newly remodeled kitchen and a newly enclosed heated/cooled bonus room for den, office, game room or add closet and make into 4th bedroom. Crown molding and plantation shutters throughout with usable wood burning replace in center of the home. Trane AC 2012. Walking distance to shopping and beaches. MLS#U7831116. Aguilar. $359,900. DUPLEX BELLEAIR BLUFFS TREASURE ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME TURN-KEY 100% CUSTOM REMODEL MADEIRA BAY TOWNHOMES


Although our current weather pattern is seemingly ushering in three cold fronts a week, the cold fronts thankfully haven't been as strong as they were at the beginning of the month. With that said, water temperatures are slowly rising and brief warm-ups after the fronts pass through have helped for more consistent action than a couple of weeks ago. Speckled trout shing is holding strong in areas like Fort DeSoto and St. Joseph's Sound, sh areas around the main channel that have a bit of grass on the bottom. It seems as if the trout are congregated more heavily in that deeper water. Also with the cooler water plenty of sh have moved into the canals around the passes. Colder overcast days will have the trout hunkering down on the bottom in the middle of the canals. Try shing shad tail jigs in a variety of colors or a free lined shrimp for best results. This week's full moon should have the sheepshead preparing to spawn. Masses of sheepshead will make their migration toward near shore structures all throughout Tampa Bay and reefs and rock piles just off our beaches. Look for inland bridges and pass jetties to really start to load up with huge populations of sheepshead over the next couple of weeks. Anglers should target the sheepies with small pieces of fresh shrimp or ddler crabs. It's always a good idea to do some chumming with some fresh barnacles that you can scrape from any of the pilings at low tide. Daytime dock shing has been reliable when the wind is too high to sh the ats. Live shrimp either free-lined or shed on the bottom will work for any predators under the dock. Finding productive docks can take many trips of trial and error. A quicker way to nd a good dock is at night. Lighted docks that consistently hold sh at night also will hold sh during the day. Use these docks as starting points, and try some of the surrounding docks, as sh are likely to spread out a little during the day. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail. com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.12A Outdoors Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018Fishing gets better between cold fronts The great outdoorsWeedon to host walkaboutST. PETERSBURG A Weedon Walkabout will be offered Thursday, Feb. 1, 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, Feb. 1, 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 host forest hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Florida Forests Guided Hike will be offered Friday, Feb. 2, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Lara Milligan, a UF/IFAS Pinellas Extension Natural Resources Agent, will lead a hike through the forest at Broker Creek Preserve. Participants will explore the woods of the county's "wildest place." Hikers are encouraged to bring binoculars, cameras and questions. The hike is free. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve. Audubon Society to host bird walkCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will meet for a two-hour walk on Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 a.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. All are welcome to participate. For information, call Madeleine at 727-748-6885.Habitats and Communities guided hike set at BrookerTARPON SPRINGS Habitats and Communities, a guided hike, will be offered Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The hike will showcase shady hammocks, pine flatwoods and forested wetlands of Brooker Creek Preserve. Attendees will learn about the natural communities of the preserve and how they are connected to human activities. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Children 5 and younger may nd 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.Boyd Hill to present Raptor FestST. PETERSBURG Raptor Fest will take place Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg. Visitors will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with owls, hawks and bald eagles at this day-long event dedicated to showcasing the wonder of birds of prey. From trained raptors in free ight, Florida's native owl species on display, to meeting wounded birds of prey including a bald eagle named "Sarge" and screech owl lovebirds Ricky and Lucy, Raptor Fest has something for every nature enthusiast. Raptor Fest is free and open to the public. In addition, visitors can also ride the tram tour, take photos with the birds of prey, see the many environmental exhibits and take part in activities for children and their families, and much more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and ight demonstrations provided by Earth Quest. Visitors will also be able to meet the author of the new book "Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals that Help Them Heal." Dava Guerin will be joined by two of the veterans pro led in the book. For information or to become a sponsor, visit www.RaptorFest. org. There will also be free shuttle buses located at Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Ave. S., that will transport visitors to the event.Brooker Book Club to meet TARPON SPRINGS The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve will host the Brooker Book Club Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. The club meets rst Saturdays and is geared toward adults. The club's book list includes works by Florida authors, past and present, with archaeology, biography, politics and history storylines. Attendees are asked to think of a question for group discussion. The selection for February will be "Naturalist in Florida: A Celebration of Eden" by Archie Carr. The event is free but advance registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit www. brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite. com. Call 727-453-6800 or visit Audubon Society to meetCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will meet Monday, Feb. 5, at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. The event is free and open to the public. A mix-and-mingle will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Erick Plage, a regional coordinator of eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology's real-time online checklist program that has revolutionized the way the birding community reports and accesses information about birds.Suncoast Conchologists Shell Club to meetCLEARWATER The Suncoast Conchologists Shell Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N. Highland Ave., Clearwater. Lynn Gaulin, a member of the Sarasota Shell Club, will present a program about her shelling in Venezuela. She will also bring specimens of shells from that country. Anyone who loves shells and would like to learn more about them is welcome to attend. For information, visit www., call 727-796-4117 or email to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursday, Feb. 8, 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. weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite. com. For information, call 727453-6500.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, Feb. 8, 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 native plantsTARPON SPRINGS The Native Plants Guided Hike will be offered Friday, Feb. 9, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. James Stevenson, a UF/ IFAS Pinellas Extension Natural Resources Agent, will explore the fascinating plants found at Brooker Creek Preserve. Stevenson will identify wildflowers, ferns, epiphytes, trees and more. The ecology of various plant communities will also be examined. This hike is best suited for adult participants. The hike is free. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve. to host bird hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Birds of Brooker hike will be offered Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 to 10 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Birds seen and heard will be identi ed while attendees meander along a 1-mile trail gathering information. All ages are welcome. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Children 5 and younger may nd this hike challenging. Volunteer hike guides will meet participants outside the exhibit hall 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.Preserve to host Great Weedon Bird Quest ST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon Bird Quest will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Guests will learn to identify marks and behaviors of the island birds while taking advantage of this free guided hike. Binoculars will be available. Advance registration is required. Call 727-453-6500 or visit www. weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite. com.Brooker to host guided hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Nature of Change, a free guided hike, will be offered Sunday, Feb. 11, 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Brooker Creek Preserve is the largest natural area in Pinellas County where changes in weather, seasons, water levels and human impact result in a different experience each time you visit. Attendees will explore what change brings on this 1-mile hike on trails and boardwalks. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www. brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite. com.Weedon to host walkaboutST. PETERSBURG A Weedon Walkabout will be offered Thursday, Feb. 15, 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. Fish TalesCapt. 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Viewpoints 13A Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018I'm writing to voice my opposition to a measure now before the Constitutional Revision Commission: To amend the state constitution to establish the right of all abused, neglected and abandoned children to their own attorneys in dependency court. After more than 40 years in law enforcement including 26 as the statewide coordinator of FDLE's Crimes Against Children Program I've seen too many cases where children and adolescents had their own attorneys, with the result that the dependency court could not adequately protect the child. And so, I see great potential for this measure to harm children, not help them. Why? Because the truth is that children love their parents, and the vast majority of my child victims no matter how badly they'd been abused wanted to go home even if it placed them in danger. I've had kids say to me, I love my dad. I just wish he'd stop doing what he's doing.'" And so, when you put an attorney in the midst of this, it's not in the best interests of kids as far as I'm concerned. When the kids do go home or somewhere else they're at risk, they often instruct the attorney not to tell the judge. I've dealt with attorneys who actually hid kids' whereabouts while they were in touch with the abusive parents and having them change their stories. And I know dependency judges who have had the same experience many times. The truth is that abused children already have access to attorneys. For one thing, the dependency judge can appoint them. For another, the Legislature approved a measure in 2014 to have children with special needs represented by attorneys on a registry; a bill that would incentivize more attorneys to do this pro bono is before the Legislature now. Above all, the Guardian ad Litem model we already have in Florida law provides children with a three-person team that includes a Best Interest Attorney; a GAL volunteer who advocates for the child in court, school, medical settings and more; and a case advocate manager who knows local resources and helps the volunteer gain access to services for the children. In short, the Guardian ad Litem Program acts as the judge's eyes and ears, providing all the information they believe the judge needs to make decisions that are in the child's best interest. I have investigated too many child homicides to allow dependent children to take still more risks. Vote NO on Proposal 40, and let the courts do their jobs. T erry Thomas is a retired special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.LETTERS Loneliness is much like the weather. People around the world may complain about it, but few people do anything to change it. Like old man river, it just keeps rolling along. Just when you think the composers have written every possible song about loneliness, someone comes up with a new one. But now the British have decided to face loneliness full on. The government has established a Ministry of Loneliness, and appointed a woman, Tracey Crouch, to ll the post. According to a piece in Forbes Magazine, research in the U.K. shows that 9 million Brits, or possibly more, always or often feel lonely. Things aren't much better here in the USA. Our loneliness rates have doubled since the 1980s. One high ranking expert has said loneliness has reached epidemic proportions. Health problems tied to loneliness include sleeplessness, substance abuse, depression and suicide. I would add that huge numbers of unwise love affairs and marriages are surely the result of little more than the fear of being alone. Thousands of years ago, humans communicated with each other via smoke signals or drums. Then came spoken language, writing, mail, the printing press, the telegraph, telephone, radio waves and Morse code, radio voice broadcasting, television, the computer, the internet and Facebook. This poses the question: With so many ways for people to be in touch with each other, how can anyone ever feel lonely? The answer to that, of course, is that loneliness is often more than simple connectedness with another human being. It can take various forms. One is the feeling of being unwanted. Author Amy Tan said it is the fear of never being able to share who we really are. Actress Audrey Hepburn said, "I don't want to BE alone. I just want to be LET alone." Is loneliness the same as solitude? Hardly. Loneliness is usually connected with pain. But solitude has been de ned as the glory of being alone. I often think of celebrities and others who, upon achieving wealth and fame, lose no time in buying a home in Montana or Alaska just to achieve aloneness. What are some of the causes of loneliness? Simply being alive is a big one. If you have never experienced loneliness, you may actually be a zombie. Check in with your doctor. Another source of loneliness is excessive self-concern. That includes not giving two whoops in hell about other people, but also not caring much about ideas and the problems that humankind faces. Loneliness can be treated (if not defeated) in dozens of ways. Sex, alcohol, music, bungeejumping, knitting, and volunteering at hospice centers are a few approaches that have been tried. Take any job, such as a complaint desk, that puts you in constant contact with the general public. A few days of that will make you so glad to be alone you will weep in gratitude. I may be mistaken, but I'd guess that genuinely religious persons suffer as little from loneliness as any other group on earth. I'm not religious myself, but I often check in with some of the TV channels that show pastors of various (mostly Christian) denominations addressing huge gatherings of worshippers. A common theme set forth is that God is the answer to every problem. If so, then faith in God must be or may be the answer to loneliness. On the other hand, many religions have a track record of insisting that their beliefs are the only right ones, and that all other faiths are mistaken and should be ignored. Can you imagine any greater highway to worldwide contention and the loneliness that must surely follow? Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ us from spring forward, fall backThe ritual of spring forward, fall back has always seemed stupid to me. Just settle on a single time schedule and stick with it daylight saving, Eastern Standard, whatever. The bouncing back and forth every few months is a pain in the neck, not to mention disorienting. You have to change all the clocks and watches in your house, car, and wherever. Schedules and sleep patterns get disrupted during the changeovers, and for what? That's why I'm hopeful about a ploy from state Sen. Greg Steube to get Florida united under Eastern Standard Time, and then to observe daylight saving time all year. He attached an amendment to SB 585 to bring the western part of Florida, which is currently in the Central time zone, in line with the rest of the state. He is right about the confusion that can result from someone in Jacksonville trying to do business with someone in Pensacola, since the cities are in the same state but different time zones. We need a consistent way of telling the time. I know the arguments against daylight saving particularly the one that says school kids can have to wait in the dark for their morning bus. Objection noted. That's why I wouldn't raise a hissy t if we just stuck with standard time. I'd prefer to stay under daylight saving, but it's no big deal either way. As with most things, there have been a lot of studies that reach contradictory conclusions about which time-keeping system is best. The website Smart Asset reported one study said daylight savings cost the nation $1.7 billion annually, partly because we spend time doing things like changing clocks than instead of something more productive, like watching Property Brothers or something. Other studies put the actual cost much lower. I couldn't care less about the cost estimates. That's all accounting gobbledygook anyway. How about we make the change just because it seems like the thing to do? Danny McAuliffe reported for Florida Politics that Steube got the idea during a trip to his barber shop, which is where all great ideas are hatched. Patrons talked about how changing back and forth between time standards messes with school kids. Well, it can be confusing. I'll also admit that those rst few days when we "fall back" and it gets dark around 5 p.m. are really depressing. That's not what we need in the Sunshine State. If this gets past the Legislature, it will take an act of Congress to make the change of cial. Could be a problem, since Congress doesn't ever seem to guratively know the time of the day, let alone how to come together and pass a commonsense change. We can hope though. In the meantime, set your alarms for March 11. That's when daylight saving time begins again. Spring forward. With any luck, maybe we won't have to fall back again. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. Driver’s SeatBob Driver Are you lonely? Isn’t everyone? Proposal would put Fla. children in harm’s way 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 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 What do you think?Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to We will not print the letter writer's phone number.As I See ItTerry Thomas The deadline to submit letters pertaining to the March 13 election is Fe.b 22. No letters from candidates or their supporters will be published after March 1.Election letters policy Joe Henderson Why we need Mayor KaticaEditor: Gary H. Katica and his lovely wife, Mary, moved to Belleair in 1984. He rst served as a town commissioner in 2000 and was elected mayor in 2006. As a young man, Gary served with distinction in the United States Air Force in Korea. It would be hard to overstate the contributions of Mayor Katica to our town. He handled the dif culties surrounding the closing of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel with real skill. The disappearance of such a landmark was a psychological blow to all. The loss of revenue to Belleair required many long and careful meetings with the commissioners and the town manager in order to restructure the town's nances. Gary's hard push to improve Belleair's infrastructure is well known. A highlight of that effort was the changing of the original plan for Belleair's "jewel," our town's bluff. This original plan could have weakened the bluff by mandating the cutting of several trenches through it in an effort to provide proper drainage. It also would have required a massive amount of ll being brought into our town. It was estimated that it would have taken 5,500 truckloads of ll coming and going on town infrastructure to accomplish this rst plan. Gary said, "No!" A superior plan was adopted that buried the drainage pipes under Bayview Drive. They funneled the water to a single exit to the Intracoastal at the south end of the bluff. Gary was also instrumental in the town's purchase of the Belleview Biltmore Golf Course from the Ades brothers. When Mr. Dan Doyle, Jr. later offered to purchase and massively improve the property, everything worked out very neatly. Belleair will have another "showstopper" when the old course reopens next year as the Pelican Golf Course. In order for towns to be successful, it is necessary to build great relationships among their many departments. Gary's role in this for Belleair should not be underestimated. Mutual respect in our town government runs both upward and downward, which is a mark of good leadership. A good leader sets the course and backs his men and women as they carry out their respective tasks. Gary does all of this and more. There will be lots of "issues" in the future, as there always are. Let's reelect a man who has been tested and found solid, both in character and ability to solve all manner of problems. Whether he's working behind a desk or socializing at all of our town's functions, you can count on Gary to be there. Gary Katica is affectionately called by one and all, "Mr. Mayor." Let's keep it that way! Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Hartshorne BelleairMayor should work for residents’ happinessRe: ‘Plenty of questions remain for West Bay project,’ Largo Leader, Jan. 17 Editor: I nd the reaction of Largo Mayor Woody Brown typical of what I have seen of Largo itself in the ve plus years I have lived here. He showed he does not understand his relation to the public when he said all options should be explored, even those that would anger the people. This is typical of the arrogance I have seen in politicians around the country in general, and locally in particular. I understand that it is a valid function of government to encourage businesses, but what I don't understand is the willingness to inconvenience the general public to do it. He is not interested in spending money to improve the ow of traf c on the road. Apparently, he would gladly slow them down to a crawl everyday if it would increase revenue that would give them even more capability to control the lives of the residents. Taking lanes away from people on their way to the beach would only make them more anxious to get through the aggravation of the area. Having said that, Option 2 could be an improvement by keeping bicyclists separated from the cars. It would keep them safer and prevent them from impeding traf c ow. So how about the mayor and his associates look at doing things the public would be happy with rather than imposing some kind of scheme to inconvenience the taxpayers. Larry Miller Largo


14A Business Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018 BriefcaseNew boutique opens at Julie’s CottageLARGO Two new additions recently joined Julie's Cottage at Provence and The Emporium at 13128 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. New to the cottage are The Merge Boutique and Market 516. The Merge Boutique is a co-op of vendors located inside Julie's Cottage offering classic, trendy and BoHo apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories. There is a style and size for most everyone. The inventory is constantly changing and there is always something new to see.At Market 516 shoppers will nd farmhouse inspired gifts and an extensive line of Dixie Belle chalk paint. Every color under the rainbow is available as well as stains, waxes, brushes and much more. Julie's Cottage and The Emporium will host an open house on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature complimentary wine and snacks and live music Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Market 516 will be offering fun workshop classes and free Dixie Belle paint demos. For information, call 727-517-8102.Grand Central District to host annual Chili Cook-offST. PETERSBURG The Grand Central District will host its 13th annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 3, along the 2400-2500 blocks of Central Avenue. The Grand Central Chili Cook-off is the district's longest-running event and serves as a fundraiser for the GCDA, a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization. The event will include the chili competition with over 30 contestants, live music, dozens of vendors and chance drawings. Chili tasting tickets are available online at www. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. If available, tickets will be sold at the event for $20 for adults and $15 for children. Chili tasting tickets include samples of all the chili entries and voting participation in the People's Choice category. The chili entries also will be tasted and scored by local celebrity judges, and winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. in multiple categories, including Best Restaurant, Best Business/ Organization, Best Individual, and People's Choice. There is no admission fee to enjoy the non-chili elements of the event, including access to vendors and live local music. Beverages will be available for purchase from vendors and local establishments. Registration for chili contest entrants is still open, and sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities are available. For information, call 727-828-7006 or email Proceeds go to the Grand Central District's green initiatives, which include preservation of green space, pedestrian friendly streetscapes, landscaping, and creating a healthy, sustainable, and beautiful community for residents and visitors. BBA to meetBELLEAIR BLUFFS The Bluffs Business Association will host its monthly after-hours mingle on Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Laura Katz in The Alley, 596 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy refreshments while making new business contacts. Participants may bring a door prize and give a quick commercial about their business. Information about the Bluffs Wine Walk will be provided. For information or to RSVP, call Bonnie Trembulak at 727-686-8797 or visit BluffsBusinessAssociation. com. Zinober elected to WADA board of directorsST. PETERSBURG Greenberg Traurig shareholder Peter W. Zinober recently was elected to the board of directors for the Warehouse Arts District Association. The Warehouse Arts District Association is a 501(c)3 nonpro t arts organization dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant arts community in St. Petersburg. The group supports the success of all artists and the community at large through community revitalization, marketing, advocacy and educational programming within the Warehouse Arts District. "As a long-time supporter of the arts in the Tampa Bay area, I am excited to serve as a board member of WADA which will allow me to share my passion for the arts, as well as for our local community," Zinober said in a press release. "I look forward to working with other board members to create an environment that encourages continued renovations within the district and ultimately leads to increased economic development throughout the city." A shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Tampa of ce, Zinober specializes in the defense of employment discrimination cases in state and federal court, both jury and non-jury, as well as wage and hour, disability discrimination, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and other whistleblower defense, age and all other types of employment litigation. He also specializes in "traditional" labor management relations law, including the representation of employers in connection with unfair labor practice and representation case proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, labor and non-union arbitrations, collective bargaining and counseling. Networking groupsNetworking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the rst time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Monday, Feb. 5 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky P's, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit Monday, Feb. 5 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 727-831-2450 or email jamieL@ Tuesday, Feb. 6 BNI Nexus, 7:15 a.m., at St. Pete Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Kevin Schwartz at 727-290-6934 or visit Tuesday, Feb. 6 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit Tuesday, Feb. 6 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 727-742-6343. Tuesday, Feb. 6 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Prof tt at 727230-9240. Tuesday, Feb. 6 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 727-586-4999 or visit Tuesday, Feb. 6 Free Networking International, Bayside Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bay Pines Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call Janet Landt at 727-455-7510, email jplady1@hotmail. com or visit Tuesday, Feb. 6 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebee's Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 727-492-7921. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Business Network International, Financial Freedom, 7:15 a.m., at Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. Call Phil at 727-409-1609 or visit www. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Pinellas Executives' Association, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Email or visit www. pea .com. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Local Business Network Seminole, 7:30 a.m., Liberty Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road, Largo. Call 727-804-6359. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Network Professionals Inc.: North Clearwater Breakfast Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at IHOP, 30200 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Email jon@ npi or visit Wednesday, Feb. 7 Free Networking International, Seminole Christian Hope Team, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd., Seminole. Call Dave Harden at 727-458-6890 or email daveh@ Wednesday, Feb. 7 Professional Leads Network, 11:45 a.m., at Sage's West Bay Bistro, 883 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call Woody Brown at 727-518-1967 or visit Wednesday, Feb. 7 Professional Leads Network, Foxys Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Stacey's Buffet 1451 N. Missouri Ave., Largo. Visit Wednesday, Feb. 7 St. Pete Professional Chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 333 First St. S., St. Petersburg. For reservations, call 813-221-1441 or visit Thursday, Feb. 8 BNI Success Masters Seminole Chapter, 7:15 a.m., at Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St., Seminole. Cost is $10 including continental breakfast. Call Rick Saltarelli at 727-2904998 or email Thursday, Feb. 8 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Liberty Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road, Largo. Call Thom Barnhorn at 727-623-9955. Thursday, Feb. 8 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 5861111 or visit Thursday, Feb. 8 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit Thursday, Feb. 8 Business Network International, Revenue Raisers, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Clarion Inn & Suites, 20967 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Call Catherine Price at 813-244-4931. Thursday, Feb. 8 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 727-7258101 or email Thursday, Feb. 8 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit Thursday, Feb. 8 Sun Coast Networking, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at DeMills Family Restaurant, 6501 Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes business issue brainstorming, business spotlighting, a gratitude session and door prizes. Call Walt Morey at 727-647-8242. Thursday, Feb. 8 Ali Lassen's Leads Club, Central Pinellas Professional Women, noon, Chili's, 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Email Women in Networking, Thursday, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m. for networking and noon for lunch and meeting, at Cedars, 8999 Park Blvd., Seminole. Cost is $12 which includes drink, lunch, meeting, dessert and tip. 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Schools 15A Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018 School newsSeminole High chosen as a model school SEMINOLE Seminole High School has been chosen by the International Center for Leadership in Education as a 2018 Model School. As a result of the recognition, Seminole High School will present at the annual Model Schools Conference to be held in Orlando in June. Seminole High was chosen for the positive learning gains it achieved through the school's commitment to career and college readiness and the strong relationships created through its academy model. Seminole High School is the second school in Pinellas to be recognized by ICLE. Clearwater High School has achieved the recognition three times. The award recognizes schools that are high-performing and demonstrate rapid improvement. Pinellas schools hold groundbreaking ceremoniesThree Pinellas County schools recently held groundbreaking ceremonies. The school district held a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest high school, Pinellas Technical High School, 12611 86th Ave. N., Seminole, on Jan. 22. The ceremony celebrated the district's rst technical high school. The school's new mission will be to allow students to take advanced level classes, earn industry certi cations, participate in internships, and take advantage of college dual enrollment, all under one roof. A groundbreaking ceremony for a renovation project at Lakewood High, 1400 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, was on Jan. 24, and the district broke ground on a renovation project at Tarpon Springs High, 1411 Gulf Road, on Jan. 31.Pinellas to honor high-achieving Hispanic studentsCLEARWATER The inaugural Maria Edmonds Hispanic Achievement Awards ceremony will take place at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, Feb. 3, 9-10:30 a.m. About 450 students from elementary, middle and high schools will be honored. In addition to the awards, students will have opportunities for scholarships from St. Petersburg College, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Pinellas Technical College. The event will honor the legacy of Maria Nieves Edmonds, an advocate for women, children and members of the Hispanic Community. Edmonds, who passed away Jan. 19, 2017, was an associate provost at St. Petersburg College and served on the Juvenile Welfare Board and as chairperson for the Hispanic Leadership Council. The event will feature student performances, a presentation by Pinellas Superintendent Michael Grego, a message by Mount Vernon Elementary School Principal Robert Ovalle and closing remarks by an East Lake High School student. Application period for Driver’s Ed programs opens Feb. 5Registration for the 2018 Summer Driver's Education Camp will be accepted online Feb. 5-12. Interested students should visit www. to ll out an application, as well as view program requirements and locations. Students will be contacted during the week of Feb. 19 regarding their placement. Exceptional Student Education parent survey starts Feb. 1The annual Exceptional Student Education parent survey conducted by the Florida Department of Education will launch Feb. 1 and will be available through May 31. The survey is an opportunity for parents of students in Pre-K through 12th grade who receive special education services to provide feedback about how well schools are partnering with them and promoting their involvement in their children's education. Feedback helps the state and the school district improve educational services for students with disabilities and their families. Parents can complete the survey at A hard copy of the survey will also be sent home with Pinellas County Schools students. Clearwater Bar hosts People’s Law SchoolCLEARWATER The Clearwater Bar in conjunction with St Petersburg College hosts the People's Law School, an educational series taught by local attorneys and judges on Thursday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m. in Room ES102-104, at the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew Street, Clearwater.The presentations on Feb. 1 will feature Jodi Leisure and Katherine Neal speaking on personal injury law and auto insurance. Following this presentation will be a class on immigration law taught by Ahmad Yakzan from The American Dream Law Of ce. On Feb. 8, Gale H. Moore will teach the rst class on family law, followed by a class on collaborative law presented by Moore and David Harper, a certi ed public accountant. The People's Law School has educated the citizens of Pinellas County for more than 25 years in various areas of the law. All of the presenters and speakers are volunteers who commit their time every year to educate the public. For information and directions, visit or call 727-461-4869. Information is also available on the People's Law School Facebook page.SPC’s College of Education hosts open houseCLEARWATER St. Petersburg College is hosting a College of Education Open House and Career Exploration from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at SPC Clearwater Campus, ES 104, 2465 Drew St. Attendees can: Speak with COE advisors, faculty, and students Explore scholarship and nancial aid opportunities to help with tuition Get assistance with submitting your application for admission Discover local job opportunities Learn about all of SPC's College of Education degrees and certi cates Explore the education degrees and certi cates offered online Receive information about the General Knowledge (GK) Test requirements Attend a breakout session (Admission Information and Pinellas County Schools Employment) Door prizes and food will be provided. RSVP at http://web.spcollege. edu/survey/25545. For more information, call Pat Roper at 727-7125410. Applications available for Mildred Shavlan Achievement AwardsVisually impaired students in Pinellas County grades six-eight and nine12 can apply for the annual Mildred Shavlan Achievement Awards through March 2. The award, established in 1986 by the Pinellas Braille Group Inc., is awarded annually. This year's award includes a $500 scholarship courtesy of the St. Petersburg Lions Club and will go to a high school senior. For more information on the applications or the awards, email Carol Syvrud at or visit SBDC at USF announces new cybersecurity service TAMPA The Florida Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida recently announced a new cybersecurity service available to small businesses. The goal of the "Byte-Size Small Business Cybersecurity Program" is to provide small businesses with a sound understanding of the risks of cyber-attacks, common cyber threats, and to equip them with strategies to safeguard their business, customers, employees, and pro ts. Through the program, the Florida SBDC at USF and SBDCs across the state will offer training and consulting to help meet the challenges of doing business in cyberspace. The new program encompasses three major components: in-person workshops, online training, and consulting. The Cybersecurity Basics for Small Business workshops, which will be offered in-person at SBDC of ces across the state, will cover four topics: basic cybersecurity threats, why cybersecurity matters, best practices for cybersecurity and resiliency, and cyber resources. The foundation for these workshops is a new in-depth cybersecurity resource guide, which offers business owners information and af liated resources to help meet the challenges of doing business in cyberspace. The Florida SBDC Network will also produce a series of webinars for businesses. The rst Cybersecurity Basics for Small Businesses seminar at Florida SBDC at USF will be offered Friday, Feb. 16, 8:30-11 a.m., at the Port Tampa Bay building, 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa. In addition to training, Florida SBDC professionally certi ed business consultants will also work one-on-one with business owners to help address their individual needs and can also assist business owners through the development of a comprehensive cybersecurity plan. Small businesses can learn more about the Florida SBDC's new ByteSize Small Business Cybersecurity Program by visiting usfcybersecurity.School District names Support Employee of the Year By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Pinellas County School Board members recognized Debra Canning as the 2017-2018 Support Employee of the Year during a Jan. 16 meeting. Canning learned she had won the award Jan. 12 during a luncheon at Feather Sound Country Club honoring all semi nalists and nalists. Some 125 support employees were nominated in ve categories: classroom support, clerical, food service, maintenance/ safety/health/transportation and plant operations. Canning, a 21st Century iClass liaison, was nominated in the classroom support category. She will now represent the district in the state competition. Each semifinalist received a $100 check and a gift bag from Achieva Credit Union, which sponsored the luncheon, as well as a framed certi cate. Each nalist received a $200 check, a banner, trophy, gift bag and a framed certi cate. Canning received a $300 check, banner, trophy, gift bag and framed certi cate. Valerie Brimm, director of the of ce of Strategic Partnerships, praised Canning, saying during the ve years Canning had worked in the 21st Century iClass Learning Center Program, she had "watched her really become passionate about the work and wanting to see students excel." "She would always go beyond the call of duty to make sure not only are they successful academically, but socially, physically, spiritually, mentally, and so with that I learned she would do just about anything to make these kids happy," Brimm said. The 21st Century iClass Learning Center Program provides students with resources, including tutorial services to help them in core academic subjects, such as reading and math. The free comprehensive program supports expanded learning at schools where students need assistance to meet state and local academic achievement standards. The community-based program provides holistic care at school and at home with a goal of meeting the needs of students and their families. It includes in-school support, home visits and community agency support. Additional services include youth development activities; drug and violence prevention programs; counseling programs; art, music and recreation programs; technology education programs; and character education programs. The program is currently being provided at Campbell Park Elementary, Fairmont Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Maximo Elementary, Melrose Elementary, Midtown Elementary, New Height Elementary and Northshore Elementary in St. Petersburg, as well as High Point Elementary and Ponce De Leon Elementary in Clearwater. As the 21st Century iClass Community Learning liaison, Canning supports the implementation, execution and delivery of the program districtwide. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the iClass Learning Center Program and serves as a liaison between community stakeholders, program contractors, school administrators and district program administrators. Canning says she tries to set an example in the classroom with teachers and staff, as well as out in the community. "I feel very fortunate that to be at this stage of my career to be able to give back to the community and these students," she said. "I was one of these kids many years ago. I've been able to work with a lot of kids and a lot of families hundreds at this point through this program and it's been a complete gift to me at this stage of my life." Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, February 1, 2018  Visit Jon Cleary Trio, Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $29.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit With the recent release of “Go Go Juice,” Cleary returns to the hard driving, soulful, and funky pop tunes that have brought him critical acclaim since his 1999 album “Moonburn.” Beyond Cleary’s considerable skills as a tunesmith, he is equally renowned around the globe as an accomplished keyboardist and guitarist, and a deeply soulful vocalist and a respected peer of such New Orleans R&B icons as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint.  The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Pink Floyd; Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $35. For venue information, call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaf For tickets, visit www. Audience members will journey to “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” – two of the best-selling albums of all time – for a night of Pink Floyd’s classic hits such as “Money,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Another Brick in the Wall,” among many more. Martin Herman conducts, with Randy Jackson as vocalist.  Take Me to the River, Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit Take Me to the River is a Memphis soul and R&B review featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant, three of this country’s great elder statesmen of soul music. Recording for labels in Memphis and elsewhere in the South, they produced a bevy of acclaimed albums and helped turn out hits for the likes of Otis Redding, Tina Turner and Al Green. The “Memphis sound” these artists created was recently featured in “Take Me to the River,” a musical documentary that took home the Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival and helped put this revue on the road.  “Cabaret,” Friday, Feb. 2, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s “Cabaret” returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Audiences will hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”  Arlo Guthrie, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-791-7400 or visit The Re:Generation tour is the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo’s children Abe Guthrie and Sarah Lee Guthrie will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie generations. They will perform selections from every fulllength studio album he’s released since his debut. For the last ve decades, Arlo has carried on the Guthrie family legacy of sharing timeless stories and unforgettable classics with audiences far and wide. Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives. Top ve diversions Photo by BEN KING/CBS FILMS/LIONSGATEHelen Mirren stars in “Winchester,” to be released by CBS Films and Lionsgate. Opening this weekend Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester in horror lm Winchester' Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lm opening in wide release:‘Winchester’Genre: Horror Cast: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson and Finn Scicluna-O’Prey Directors: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Rated: PG-13 On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren), heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018New Odyssey: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments to perform at Largo Community CenterLARGO – As part of the Bright Lights Concert Series, New Odyssey: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments will perform Thursday, Feb. 8, 1 to 3 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $16 for center seating and $14 for side seating. Visit or call 727-518-3131. New Odyssey performs arrangements of almost every style using 30 different musical instruments. With a unique combination of great music, audience participation and sheer zaniness, this show is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Retribution to play Largo Central Park for Thirsty Third Fridays LARGO – As part of the Thirsty Third Fridays series, Retribution will perform Friday, Feb. 16, 7 to 10 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Thirsty Third Fridays features adult beverages, food vendors and a local headliner. Admission is free. For more information, visit Emerging from the nature coast of Port Richey, Retribution is rising toward the pinnacle of the Florida club scene. With their incendiary live show and amazing musical accuracy, Retribution has become one of the hottest bands in the Tampa Bay area. Retribution offers a fresh variety of popular high energy tunes from today and yesterday. Chinese New Year set in Largo Central ParkLARGO – Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. No need to travel far to experience one of the world’s most unique and ancient cultures. Chinese New Year is part of a larger lunar New Year celebration that takes place across Asia. This celebration will offer attendees an opportunity to sample traditional foods, watch colorful performances and try their hand at some traditional Chinese crafts and activities. From dragons to pandas, there’s something for the entire family. Admission is free. Wristbands may be purchased for childrens activities. For more information, visit to perform at Safety Harbor Public LibrarySAFETY HARBOR – Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Fletcher will perform a recital showcasing four musical centuries from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will feature the prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 and Lute Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach, Paganini’s ever popular Caprice No. 24, the endishly dif cult Five Bagatelles by British composer William Walton, and the great Spanish masterwork Cordoba by Isaac Albeniz. Fletcher also will perform transcriptions from his “Satie” album and works by Dowland, Llobet, and Segovia. Fletcher began playing guitar at 7 years of age and has performed in concert halls across the United States, Canada and Europe. For information on Fletcher, visit SPAA to present session on arts business ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will present a session on arts business sound principles Thursday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m., at the Greenhouse, 440 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The SPAA sessions seek to inform and inspire successful for-pro t and non-pro t creative businesses. This session will focus on tax year 2017 realities and plans for tax year 2018. Topics will include standard deduction and exemptions, adjustments and tax withholding, business expenses and ways to pay for 2018 tax reforms. The presenter will be Susan Plage of H&R Block. This is Plage’s fourth year teaching this popular session. For information and to register, visit Rio to headline 28th annual Country in the ParkPINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park city council and city administration will present the 28th annual Country in the Park on Saturday, March 17, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The city of Pinellas Park recently named Diamond Rio as this year’s headlining band. Formed in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals). Diamond Rio recently released “I Made It,” their 10th studio album. The title track was co-written by Olander. The album features 11 new songs. Produced by Olander and Mike Clute, “I Made It” is available on iTunes and www. Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records and in 1991 with the release of “Meet in the Middle” became the rst country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single. The band is also known for their hits “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “In A Week or Two” and more.Billy Joel to perform Feb. 9 at Amalie ArenaTAMPA – Billy Joel will perform Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $49.50. Tickets are available at the ticket of ce at Amalie Arena and at Ticketmaster outlets. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Visit or call 813-301-2500 for venue information. It’s a good bet that the show will sell out: Joel has sold out Amalie Arena seven times. In December 2013, Joel became Madison Square Garden’s rst-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Spectrum Concert Series. Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues to build upon this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/ composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic signi cance.” In November 2014, Joel received The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which honors living musical artists’ lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences and inspiring new generations. The same year he received the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond. In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States’ top cultural awards. He is also the recipient of six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a Tony Award for “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, Joel released “Piano Man” – his rst hit song – in 1973. He enjoyed a string of Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Among his best-known hits are “Just the Way You Are,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “My Life,” “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “Tell Her About It,” “Uptown Girl,” “An Innocent Man” and “The Longest Time.” Photo courtesy of AMALIE ARENABilly Joel takes the stage Feb. 9 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. A&E news Photo courtesy of NEW ODYSSEYLargo Community Center welcomes New Odyssey: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments on Feb. 8. 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Entertianment 3B Seminole Beacon, February 1, 2018Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So, Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime ghting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong and forthright woman.‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’Genre: Action, animation and adventure Cast: Ian McShane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jacob Latimore, China Anne McClain, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Thomas Ian Nicolas and Michael Gross Directors: Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal Rated: PG-13 1,400 years ago, Bilal, a 7-yearold boy, with a dream of becoming a great warrior, is abducted into slavery with his sister and taken to a land far away from his home. He is thrown into a world where corruption and injustice rule all. Throughout his life he undergoes many hardships, through which he discovers an inner strength he did not realize he possessed. Through these experiences, Bilal comes to realize that if he is brave enough to raise his voice and choose his own path – everything becomes possible. Through his courage, he frees himself and his community. It is through the power of his voice and faith that his lifelong dream of freedom comes true. Bilal grows into a man who will inspire the world. OPENING, from page 1B ST. PETERSBURG – Some of the world’s most stellar wines will ow and be auctioned during Wine Weekend St. Pete 2018, running Feb. 2-4 in St. Petersburg. Wine Weekend St. Pete bene ts the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, its legacy and its many children’s programs. It is the largest fundraising event for the museum representing all that is exquisite, including an elegant wine pairing dinner, an exciting auction and a celebratory champagne brunch as well as optional events. This year’s theme is “Be Seduced,” re ecting the opulence of the reign of Louis XV of France – a pinnacle of art, architecture, and lavish parties. The weekend begins Friday, Feb. 2, in the museum with Ftes Versailles for sponsors and VIPs, bringing back the masked balls of Louis XV and the Palace of Versailles. Award-winning chefs Bernard Guillas of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in California and Tyson Grant of the Parkshore Grill in St. Petersburg will prepare a ve-star dinner of French cuisine. Louis Latour Grand and Premier Cru wines will be served. The International Wine Auction follows on Saturday, Feb. 3. A wine tasting and auction preview will begin at 2 p.m., offering attendees an opportunity to sip wines and champagnes as they preview the International Wine Auction under the tent on the North Lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts. The auction will follow at 4 p.m. Participants may bid on rare wines, ne jewelry and luxury trips. Russell Rhodes, co-anchor of “Good Day, Tampa Bay” on FOX 13, will be the emcee and Jeffrey Burchard, Tom DuPont, and Elizabeth Flower will serve as the auctioneers. To view auction lots, visit one. Following the auction, the Century of Light after party will get under way at 7:30 p.m., kicking up the energy and featuring more outstanding wines, a dinner buffet and dancing the night away under the big top on the MFA lawn. Limited tickets are available. Individual tickets are $300 and corporate tables are $5,000. For tickets and event information, visit wineweekendstpete. org. The weekend will conclude with Le Champagne Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m., in the MFA’s Marly Room. A wide variety of champagne, international culinary delights, and live music will be featured, toasting Wine Weekend 2018 and the museum. Tickets are $100. All proceeds from the weekend bene t The Stuart Society and the MFA. To learn about sponsorship opportunities and to order tickets, visit or call 727619-4631. For the latest event updates, visit facebook. com/WineWeekendStPete. The museum is at 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.‘Finest wine auction of the season’The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, the Museum of Fine Art’s fundraising auxiliary, has assembled “the nest wine auction of the season,” according to a press release from the museum. Patricia Rossignol has returned as chair. Rossignol has chaired (2013) and co-chaired (2015) two previous Wine Weekends, including “Cheers to 50 Years,” which celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2015. Both set event fundraising records for the MFA. Gail Phares, Stuart Society president that year, is the vice chair, along with Dawn Zachman. Carol Treichel and Jason Champion are coordinating the international auction. Maggi McQueen is the current Stuart Society president. The historic and acclaimed Maison Louis Latour, located in Burgundy, France, is the guest vintner. This is the rst time the winery has been featured at a charity event in the Tampa Bay area. Bernard Retornaz, president of the North American subsidiary, Louis Latour Inc., will introduce Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines at the Friday night masked ball. Since its founding in 1797, Maison Louis Latour has been one of France’s treasures. Louis-Fabrice Latour represents the 11th generation of the family to maintain great traditions and to chart the future. He follows in the footsteps of his distinguished father Louis Latour, who passed away in 2016. The son was featured in the July 31, 2017, issue of Wine Spectator, which praised him on the cover as “Prince of Burgundy.” Maison Louis Latour has a domaine of 125 acres and the largest collection of Grand Cru Vineyards in France. The Winery Corton Grancey was built in 1834 and is one of the country’s oldest and most cherished. Award-winning chefs recruited for event Event organizers have announced that Bernard Guillas of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in California and Tyson Grant of the Parkshore Grill in St. Petersburg will prepare a ve-star dinner of French cuisine at the Feb. 2 Ftes Versailles for sponsors and VIPs. Guillas has described a good chef as “a sorcerer who dispenses happiness on a plate.” He began his formal training in 1978 at Le Bretagne Restaurant in Questembert, France, where he apprenticed with the legendary Georges Paineau. He expanded his artistry at some of France’s leading restaurants. In 1984, he was appointed chef tournant, chef saucier, and sous chef under Pierre Chambrin, former White House executive chef, at Maison Blanche in Washington, D.C. He relocated to San Diego in 1989, serving ve years as chef de cuisine at the Grant Grill in the historic U.S. Grant Hotel. Guillas was inducted into the American Chefs’ Hall of Fame by the International Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau, one of only 14 to be so honored. His rst cookbook, Flying Pans, was named a Top 10 Cookbook in America at the 2010 Book Expo America. It also received two Book of the Year awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in the Chefs and Restaurants category and as the People’s Choice. Chef Guillas has made numerous television and radio appearances, including with Martha Stewart and on the “Rising Chef” series on PBS. He has been invited to serve as guest chef at the prestigious James Beard House in New York for many special occasions. With Grant’s creativity and innovation, the Parkshore Grill on Beach Drive has become a dining destination. He has been named Best Chef multiple times by area publications and has earned the restaurant a Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award and coveted Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence. 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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. Detail oriented able to uphold all company policies and procedures. Approx. 20 hours per week various days and shifts. May include some weekends and holidays. Must be licensed RN in the State of FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. Please send resumes to or fax to (727)581-8409. SECURITY GUARD Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Security Guards, 2 FULLTIME POSITIONS, 1 PART TIME POSTION, AND 1 POOL POSITION AVAILABLE. 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