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Â… Page 3B.Andrea Bocelli to perform in Tampa on ValentineÂ’s Day By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay Newspapers SEMINOLE When Hurricane Irma ravaged the Seminole area in September, the city's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group of citizens trained to aid in such extreme scenarios, organized quickly, helping Seminole Fire Rescue and city staff with everything from evacuating residents to post-storm efforts. Impressed by the group's response, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized Seminole CERT's work in its December newsletter. The Seminole CERT program launched in 2015, training more than 115 people since its first class, said Brad Dykens, SFR's community preparedness and life safety coordinator. Though members of the group have assisted with nonemergency community events and responded to re ghter rehabilitation calls, Hurricane Irma "was the very rst test we've had," Dykens said. "That's what impressed FEMA so much." Following Irma, he responded to a survey distributed by FEMA asking Florida CERT programs about their hurricane efforts. "They replied quickly, and said, You did this, this and this? Holy cow,'" Dykens said. "[CERT members] helped prepare [for the hurricane,] they helped respond to and mitigate problems, and they helped with recovery. They saw our needs and members dove right in." Prior to the storm, CERT members helped to transport wheelchair bound residents and connected seniors to the busses they needed to take to shelters and other safe havens. After Irma, their work included distributing supplies, surveying neighborhoods for power outages and manning CERT program honored Photos courtesy of SEMINOLE FIRE RESCUEMembers of SeminoleÂ’s Community Emergency Response Team train for a variety of disaster and emergency scenarios throughout the year. Above, team members participate in a joint training exercise at the Bay Pines VA. By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersST. PETERSBURG Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors said yes Jan. 29 to spending up to $150,000 on autonomous vehicle feasibility studies and a demonstration project. PSTA Transit Planner Jacob Labutka said engineering rms were interested in evaluating the use of autonomous vehicles for PSTA. He said that due to the quickly evolving development of AV technology, rms are looking for market experience. Two rms have proposed to provide their services as a grant to PSTA. The rst rm is AECOM, headquartered in Los Angeles, which has been providing in-kind consulting services to develop an AV demonstration project in downtown St. Petersburg. Labutka said the project could launch as early as spring 2018 and would likely run from the Vinoy Hotel, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, to the DalÂ’ Museum, 1 DalÂ’ Blvd. PSTA's share of the cost would be $100,000. The second is a Tampa-based firm. Stantec would develop an AV feasibility study and concept plan with a geographic focus in northern Pinellas, most likely Clearwater Beach, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs. PSTA's cost would be $50,000. Board Member Brian Scott, a citizen representative, asked about liability with Changes at the ChamberSeminole Chamber of Commerce seeks partnership with SPC on future home; Wells retires after 20 yearsSeminole CERT recognized by FEMA for Hurricane Irma responsePSTA moving forward with autonomous vehicle projectsPhoto courtesy of PSTAThe EZ10 driverless shuttle is one example of what an autonomous vehicle looks like. It has a 12-person capacity, six sitting and six standing. Seminole CERT team members assist with a re ghter rehabilitation call. See CERT, page 3A By TIFFANY RAZZANOTampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE At its Feb. 20 meeting, the St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees will decide whether to partner with the Seminole Chamber of Commerce on the construction of a new community building at its Seminole campus. The building, which will be funded by a $500,000 grant from the Edward J. and Vivian E. Lurie Charitable Foundation, was originally set to be built through a partnership between the chamber and the city of Seminole at Waterfront Park on Park Boulevard. This deal fell through last year when the city learned that grant restrictions would make it difficult to utilize the property for anything other than outdoor recreational use. "[SPC] is the perfect place to put it," said Roger Edelman, chamber president. "It was the perfect solution to the problem. Having it at the college is an incredible opportunity for students and for the chamber." He also said that he believes this to be the rst collaboration of this kind between a college and a chamber in the country. "So we're very excited about it," he said. The building will serve as a permanent home for the chamber, with space for the city's various civic organizations and a community room,. The space also will be utilized by the college for various uses, At the box of ce"Fifty Shades Freed" starring Dakota Johnson to open this week. Other movies hitting theaters include "Peter Rabbit" and "The 15:17 to Paris."... Page 1B. SEMINOLE Fire Rescue to host open houseSeminole Fire Rescue will hold an open house Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N.... Page 4A. VIEWPOINTS Bob McClureLongtime journalist retiring. Â… P age 15A. COUNTY Underwater memorial plannedPlans for the nation's rst underwater dive memorial honoring veterans were announced in Clearwater Feb. 2. Called "Circle of Heroes," the attraction will be located roughly 10-miles off the Pinellas County shore and include 24 different life-size concrete statues of men and women serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.... Page 8A. POLICE Dunedin man arrested for murderA 39-year-old Dunedin man is being held in the Bibb County Jail in Macon, Georgia, on second-degree murder charges for reportedly killing his sister.... Page 14A. SCHOOLS Later high school start time proposedIf plans work out, students attending Pinellas County high schools can sleep in an extra 15 to 20 minutes longer next year. High school start time is currently 7:05 a.m. A proposal from the Transportation Department calls for start times next year to be somewhere between 7:20 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.... Page 17A. 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Seminole 3A Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018the Citizen Information Center set up at Seminole City Hall. "They were on the frontlines with connecting with residents," Dykens said. Beyond that, CERT members, knowledgeable about storm updates and storm emergency skills, stepped up as leaders within their own neighborhoods, he said, often taking charge. "An informed resident that can handle themselves is one less stress on the infrastructure during a crisis," he said. Weeks later, when the Florida Department of Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Agriculture set up a Food for Florida tent at the Seminole recreation center to assist with doling out emergency food bene ts to state residents, CERT members stepped up again. This time they handed out water and snacks to individuals waiting in the long lines. The next CERT basic training class starts Monday, Feb. 26. An introduction to disaster preparedness and response for civilian members of the community, this free class runs through March 3 and takes place Monday through Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Seminole Fire Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N. Each graduate that becomes a member of Seminole CERT will receive a CERT basic equipment kit. Lunch and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Dykens at bdykens@ myseminole.com or call 727393-8711, ext. 210.Photos courtesy of SEMINOLE FIRE RESCUEAbove left, members of the CERT team with Mayor Leslie Waters, center, assisted with the Food for Florida emergency food bene ts distribution after Hurricane Irma last Fall. Above right, CERT members assisted with the Field of Honor ag display at Seminole City Hall. CERT, from page 1A Reserve Your Appointment Onlinewww.salonwest.com MM9239 MM21147 MM19918 MA84928Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm Â Friday 9am-7pm Saturday 9am-5pm Â Sunday 10am-5pm NOW OPENIN SEMINOLE CITY CENTER 11167 Park Blvd., Seminole727.953.7477 PICK 3 FOR Â Shellac Mini Mani Â Spa Manicure Â Spa Pedicure Â Make-Up Application Â 30 Min. Massage Â Express Facial Â Brow & Lip Wax Â Brow & Lash Tint Â Shampoo & Style Â Pureology Conditioning Treatment*Services cannot be divided between days or guests. Not valid with any other offers. Spa services available at select locations. Not all services available at all locationsGet This SeasonÂ’s Latest LooksWith Our Â“New TalentÂ” Stylists 79*99* Valid Monday WednesdayPARTIAL FOIL / CUT / STYLE*Limited time offer, includes one color partial foil. Longer hair may be additional. Not valid with any other offers. 4 locations to serve you!Largo/Belleair 833 West Bay Drive 727.588.9808 Largo/Seminole 13668 Walsingham Road 727.596.9800 Clearwater 1530 N. McMullen Booth Road 727.726.8181 Seminole 11167 Park Blvd., Suite C 727.953.7477 020818 Scan Me For Special Offers With every $100 Gift Card Purchase Exclusions apply. Expires 2/28/18 Salon West GIFT CARDS Make The PERFECT GIFT For Valentine's DayReceive a $20 SPA GIFT CARD GIFT CARD PRIVATELENDINGOur Lenders Base Mortgage Loans on the Value of YourProperty ONLY!CALL TODAY!305-923-4153 Purchase or Re nance Commercial101217 020818
4A Seminole Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018 Photos by CURTIS CAMPTwo Rotarians Wilda Whittle of the Seminole Beacon and Dale Johnson, the Primerica executive in charge of Seminole City Cente r Â– were recognized Jan. 26 by the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake as Paul Harris Fellows. Whittle was instrumental in assisting the club with its second annual Red Party, which raised more than $4 0,000 in cash and gifts for local foster children during the holiday season. Johnson was honored for helping transform the former Seminole Mall into the Seminole City Center. Paul Harris Fellows are also recognized for their donation of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation, which has been instrumental in nearly eradicating polio worldwide. Above left, Whittle is pictured with Rotarian Doug Meyer. Above ri ght, Johnson is pictured with Rotary Club President George Bessler.Paul Harris Fellows Photos SUBMITTEDPinellas Technical High School at Seminole, formerly the Career Academies of Seminole, recently recognized its January Students of the Month, Eric Courtney and Amanda Sanchez. Courtney, pictured above left with teacher Dr. Jodi Kirk, is a second-year gaming and simulation programming student who has maintained an A throu ghout the program. He is currently the Next Generation Technology groupÂ’s project manager. Above right, Sanchez, right, is in the nursing assistant program, and is a student ambassador. SheÂ’s p ictured with teacher Kristine Petrulis.Students of the Month CHAMBER, from page 1A Around SeminoleBay Pines Lutheran School hosts Junk for JesusSEMINOLE Bay Pines Lutheran School, 7589 113th Lane N. in Seminole, will host its annual Junk for Jesus rummage sale Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10. The rummage sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday and conclude Saturday afternoon. All proceeds will go towards enhancing campus safety. 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 email@example.com or call 727-393-8711, ext. 210.Great American Family Campout setSEMINOLE Seminole Recreation will host its rst Great American Family Campout at Blossom Lake Park, 10407 Blossom Lake Dr., Saturday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. A tent permit of $5 per tent is required and can be purchased in advance at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center. Alcoholic beverages, open 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 solutions. spcollege.edu.One Dan Band to perform at librarySEMINOLE One Dan Band will perform as part of the Sunday Musicale series Sunday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. This event is free and open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Uganda Esangalo ChildrenÂ’s Choir to perform at Connect2Christ ChurchSEMINOLE Connect2Christ Church and Helping Hands Foreign Missions will present the Uganda Esangalo Children's Choir Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., at the church, 9398 Oakhurst Road, Seminole. A love offering will be taken. For 2018, the all-acoustic performances will include children and adults from Uganda playing musical instruments from Africa and dressed in traditional celebration costumes. This tour features video highlights of the Village of Eden that will bring the ministry to life. The Feb. 28 event will be both a performance and a celebration of the gospel. Attendees will witness children expressing their love for Jesus by quoting Bible passages from memory and singing songs in both English and their native language. For details, visit www.c2cchurch.com.Church to host thrift saleSEMINOLE A thrift sale will kick off with a pre-sale Thursday, March 8, 5 to 8 p.m., at Connect2Christ Church, 9398 Oakhurst Road, Seminole. Admission to the pre-sale is $5 a person. The sale will continue on Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no admission fee on Friday and Saturday. Proceeds from the sale will help with church expenses. For information, visit www.c2cchurch.com.Register for co-ed ag footballSEMINOLE The city of Seminole Recreation Division is hosting an eight-week co-ed ag football season April 2 June 13 at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. This is an instructional league that teaches the fundamentals of ag football and guarantees playing time for all participants. Both Junior League (ages 7-9) and Senior League (ages 10-12) practice on Monday evenings and play games on Wednesday nights. Cost is $50 for members and $75 for non-members if registered before March 17, or $70 for members and $105 for non-members after that date. Mandatory skills evaluations will be held for the Junior League Monday, March 19, 6:30 p.m., and for the Senior League Monday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. More information is available online at www.quickscores.com/ getseminole or www.myseminole.com, or by calling 727-391-8345.Chamber to host monthly Business BreakfastSEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7-8, will host its monthly Business Breakfast Wednesday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. Meet the chamber's new assistant director, Donna Phelps-Leynse, and talk about the upcoming year. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.Seminole Chamber awards banquet setSEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Mr./Ms. Seminole awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m., at the Seminole City Park Community Building's Parkview Room, 7464 Ridge Rd. In addition to the Mr./Ms. Seminole honor, other awards given out this evening will include Boss of the Year, Business of the Year and the Merit Award. RSVP by Feb. 14 by calling 727-392-3245. including classes, he added. If approved, the building will likely sit behind the lake on the east portion of the campus where a handful of portable classrooms and of ces were previously located, Edelman said. Plans call for construction of a 2,800 square foot building, though he hopes to increase this by at least 200 square feet to include a welcome center with information about area attractions, dining and entertainment, Edelman added. He said they could partner with the organization Visit St. Pete/Clearwater for this portion of the structure. Once the SPC board accepts the grant from the Luries and approves the partnership, he anticipates that construction of the building would take about six months.Staff changesIn addition to a new home in the works, the chamber is undergoing "a metamorphosis" in other ways, Edelman said. Gretchen Cain Wells, the chamber's chief of operations, retired in December after 20 years. Donna Phelps-Leynse has been hired as assistant director in her place. Wells, originally from Chicago, earned a degree in teaching English with a concentration in communication and journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She covered school board meetings for the Elgin Courier-News and was also a columnist at the Barrington Countryside newspaper. "I got the job at the Courier through persistence," she said. She inquired about writing for the publication, but was told they weren't hiring. "I told them, Well, I'm a mom with kids in school, so I'm going to the school board meeting anyway, and I'll just take a few notes,'" Wells said. One evening, during a blizzard, the newspaper's regular reporter didn't show up for the meeting, but she was there. So the editor called her up and asked her to write about it. "They put me on the beat after that," she said. More than 30 years ago, she relocated to Seminole. She worked at Tampa Bay Newspapers for 13 years, most recently as editor of the Seminole Beacon. "Then I decided I wanted a change," she said. Wells reached out to Patricia Schmoranz, then director of the chamber, to ask her to write a letter of reference. "Then she called me back an hour later and said, How'd you like to work for me?'" Wells said. Initially, she was hired as an administrative assistant and office manager with the plan to eventually take over as executive director. Eventually, former Mayor Jimmy Johnson was hired in that position, though, and she became the assistant executive director. "We worked as partners," she said. "We worked hand in hand. Everything we did was a partnership. We were de nitely on equal footing from day one." Six years ago, when Edelman was hired as president, Wells was named chief of operations. While she worked on the many events organized by the chamber each year, education and training were her "forte," she said. "I love getting people together so they can hear something useful and take away a nugget from that sessions," she said. Edelman said he's sad to see Wells go. "She's incredible," he said. "You've got 20 years of experience right there. She knows everybody in this city and her contributions have been wonderful." Wells and her husband, Larry, will eventually move north to Inverness to be closer to one of her daughters in Citrus County. Phelps-Leynse, born and raised in upstate New York, has lived in the Seminole area since 1979. She has a medical background, working as a respiratory therapist for a number of years, before working in marketing and admissions. She most recently worked for the Bon Secours Health System. She was also a member of the chamber for several years in 2004 when, in addition to her healthcare profession, she sold jewelry. "I was a single mother at the time and I was selling jewelry to make some money," she said. "I got to know Gretchen. I got to know everybody in town and I was part of the ambassador program." She volunteered regularly at events, including the holiday and Pow Wow parades, and the golf tournament. When Phelps-Leynse saw the chamber was hiring, she was excited to apply for the position. "I I love Seminole and I got to know Seminole so well and I always remembered my relationship with the people of Seminole when I was with the chamber," she said. "They were my support group and such an important part of my life when I was a member. I love Seminole. This is home." Longtime administrative assistant Donna Miller will also be leaving the chamber in June when she moves to Colorado.
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6A County Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018the projects. PSTA CEO Brad Miller said staff had asked the firms for information on liability concerns. St. Petersburg Councilmember and PSTA Board Member Darden Rice asked how PSTA would avoid problems such as the ones hampering a pilot in Tampa. Labutka said the issue in Tampa was with the vehicle manufacturer, adding that the project was on delay for now. He said PSTA staff would meet with vehicle manufacturer early in the process. He said both manufacturers under consideration had vehicles available. Rice also asked whether the vehicles would be driverless. Cassandra Borchers, chief development of cer, said they would not have a driver or operator, but would likely have an observer in case of emergencies. Pinellas County Commissioner and PSTA Board Member Dave Eggers preferred using a Request for Proposals process to choose firms to avoid liability and other potential issues. He made a motion to deny approval, but did not receive a second.Union contract approvedBoard members unanimously approved a three-year contract with Service Employees International Union that represents PSTA's 29 supervisors in transportation and maintenance. James Bradford, chief operation of cer, said the contract was within PSTA's projected budget. The contract includes annual wage increases with a bigger increase in the first year followed by a 2 percent increase in years two and three. He said annual pay increases were based on pay parity, meaning wages would be commensurate with expectations, duties and authority of position. He explained that meant that wages wouldn't be based on seniority but on the rationale of paying people based on them doing the same job with the same duties. The new contract provides for more vacation exibility and bonus checks retroactive to Oct. 1, 2017. PSTA's 29 supervisors work 24/7, 365 days a year overseeing more than 480 employees in dispatch and scheduling; radio controls and road supervision; mechanical repairs and vehicle servicing; building and asset management; accident response; and hurricane and emergency response.Community bus plan updateBoard members also approved spending up to $550,000 with Tampa-firm WSP to update the community bus plan. Heather Sobush, Planning manager, said the last plan done in 2013 included an on-board survey, which is typically done every ve years. The new plan update will include an on-board survey and a comprehensive analysis of pertinent data, including demographics and fare box data. Case studies on system redesigns and outcomes will be done and a white paper on innovative best practices. WSP also will prepare scenarios based on different factors and make recommendations and implementation plans. The update will consider the fact that transit ridership is declining nationwide and in Pinellas, and the unpredictability of future federal funding. It will consider the county's greater than anticipated population growth, transit-oriented land use changes and growth in residential development along major corridors and in downtown areas. It also will look toward more transportation collaboration and partnerships, including working with Forward Pinellas, Florida Department of Transportation and local governments. The update should be completed by fall.Recent ridership numbersRidership was down 7.9 percent in November compared to last year and down 7 percent year-to-date. Ridership was down 9.6 percent in December compared to 2016 and 7.9 percent year-to-date. Miller said the 21 percent drop in ridership on the Jolley Trolley in December was attributable to the elimination of the free service that had run from Dolphin Tale Adventure at the Harborview Center in downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The exhibit closed in early October. In addition, CMA has opened a parking garage. Miller said other Jolley Trolley routes were growing, such as the one to the Clearwater Beach and the route from Clearwater Beach to Tarpon Springs. Miller reported good news about the half-price sale of $70 monthly passes from Nov. 24-Jan. 31. He said results for December were "very positive," and it looked like it would be the same for January. He said selling the passes for $35 brought in more money because PSTA was selling more passes, which is the same thing that happened during a half-price sale in June 2017. He recommended taking a closer look and maybe making the lower pricing permanent. He talked about the trends in ridership demand and said people were buying fewer monthly passes nationwide as different modes of transportation and more options became available for commuters. Board members asked if people were buying half-price passes in bulk, which they could hold and use after the sell. Miller said the system only allowed people to buy two monthly passes during any single transaction. He said the passes expiration timer began the rst day it was used. He said while it was possible for someone to stock up on passes during the sale, "I don't think that is happening." Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.Photo courtesy of PSTAAnother example of an autonomous vehicle is this one being used in the city of Las Vegas. It has a 15-person capacity. PSTA, from page 1A Cannabis Certi cations Call Today! A unique medical facility dedicated to evaluating and treating patients who qualify for the use of Medical Marijuana. 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County 7A Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018PSTAÂ’s C-Pass offers free rides to employees and hotel guests By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersST. PETERSBURG After its success with U-Pass, a program that provides free rides for students attending the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College and St. Petersburg employees, PSTA recently implemented a C-Pass program available to hotels and guests, as well as other corporations. Mandee Oglesby, director of business development, explained some of the bene ts during a Jan. 29 meeting of the PSTA Board of Directors. She said C-Pass reduced parking requirements, helped promote a healthy stress-free work environment and gave businesses a new way to attract employees, as well as providing a new amenity for hotel guests. Partners signed up for the new program thus far include TradeWinds Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, and Marriott Suites Sand Key and Sheraton Sand Key, both on Clearwater Beach. Oglesby said corporate partners pay a discounted annual fee based on existing ridership. Employees present their ID badge and hotel guests show their room key to bus operators and ride free on all PSTA's trolleys and buses. Russ Kimball, general manager of the Sheraton Sand Key, said the program had "intrigued us" due to its value to guests, but he had been concerned whether it would work and be of value to the hotel's 350 employees. He said approximately 10 percent of his employees were using the free ride bene t, mostly on their day off to travel to places like Tampa and Tarpon Springs. He said one employee whose car broke down is now using the bus instead of xing his vehicle. He said the program could be a way to attract employees. He said the hotel had a job fair coming up and he would be able to offer potential employees free transportation and free parking. Kimball added that he had been "unsure of the numbers," but his legal team had got together with PSTA and made it work. "We'll see how it goes," he said. "This is a test period." Kimball also talked about the importance of the attitude of PSTA's drivers. He said they helped his guests, acting as a host to those unfamiliar with the area. He said he had no complaints so far. He remains unsure about the cost. "I'm not sure if the numbers are right or not on both sides," he said. Kimball was responding to a complaint from resident Tom Rask, who spoke during public comment. Rask said the price corporate partners were paying for C-Pass was too low. He requested that the number of riders participating in the program be tracked to make sure the price was fair. Michael Miraglia, general manager of the Marriott Suites Sand Key, said his hotel had started the program in January and so far was nding it to be an "excellent program." He said it helps with traf c congestion going to the beach. "It's been a great partnership so far," he said. Oglesby said she had 30 potential partners in the works to try the new program with the possibility of thousands of employees using the service. "I look forward to the potential and continued growth," she said. For more information, call 727-540-1853 or email Moglesby@psta.net. ItÂ’s small-town charm with big-time savings 020118 2/13/18 2/13/18 Wills Starting at $89801 West Bay Drive, Suite 320 Â Largo, FL 33770727-512-5137www.brianmarantzlaw.com The Law Of ce of Brian MarantzWills Â Trusts Â Probate Â Estate Planning Â Real Estate 083117Evenings and Weekends by Request Single Process Color 11125 Park Blvd., Suite 108 Â Seminole Â 398-4587Walk-ins Welcome or Call for an AppointmentHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sat. 9-5 Closed Sunday $1295 Area Highlights or Low Lights $500 OFFFull Service PermLong Hair Extra020118 Hair CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry. Specialty Cuts, Blow Dry Style, Design Lines, Long hair, set or curling iron extra. Exp. 2/28/18SENIOR SPECIALSCUTS Â PERMS Â SET Â COLORMONDAY FRIDAY 9AM-2PM$5OFF$5OFFwith Finished Style Exp. 2/28/18 Exp.2/28/18 Exp. 2/28/18 VISIT OUR NEW REMODELED SALON
8A County Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018Plans for nationÂ’s rst underwater veterans memorial announcedCLEARWATER Plans for the nation's rst underwater dive memorial honoring veterans were announced in Clearwater Feb. 2. Called "Circle of Heroes," the attraction will be located roughly 10-miles off the Pinellas County shore and include 24 different life-size concrete statues of men and women serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. "I can't imagine a better way to share the beauty of our coastal waters and support our troops than this unique, rst of its kind memorial," said Pinellas County Commission Chair Ken Welch. "Circle of Heroes will be an iconic attraction for the region, highlighting the service and sacri ces of those who have fought to protect the freedoms we all enjoy." The concrete statues, which stand 6-feet tall, will be placed in a 100-foot circle. A 4-foot high, 5,830-pound monument will be placed at the center of the memorial featuring ve bronze emblems representing each of the U.S. Armed Forces. "Creating the nation's rst underwater veterans memorial will not only enhance Florida's reputation as a premier dive site, but it will undoubtedly grow dive-related tourism to the St. Pete Clearwater area," said President and CEO of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, David Downing. "Having Circle of Heroes will honor our veterans while supporting our area's number one employer tourism via increased business to dive shops, hotels, and restaurants and serve as another tool we can use to promote our region as a top vacation destination." "This underwater memorial will not just honor our veterans, but it will also serve them," added retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Bill Wilson of Clearwater. "Diving trips to Circle of Heroes may be used in conjunction with sports therapy programs for disabled veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, trauma and other anxiety disorders." Located a quarter mile from the popular dive site Veterans Reef, Circle of Heroes will be 40 feet below the surface of the water. "This underwater exhibit will honor our nation's heroes, while helping sustain marine life in our precious gulf waters as an arti cial reef. Its impact will be everlasting and our county and state are better for it," said former Congressman David Jolly. Jolly's nonpro t, Brighter Future Florida, is spearheading the campaign to complete the memorial. During the Feb. 2 announcement, Jolly thanked and recognized his uncle, Dr. Heyward Mathews "who is the reason we are all here today." "Dr. Mathews is no stranger to the recreational diving community and certainly not to the community as a whole, when it comes to the marine community," Jolly said. "But, what you all don't know is that this idea came from him in large part because of his commitment to drawing divers from near and far to our area, for tourism reasons and also because of his love of diving. Dr. Mathews has spent countless hours on this project, building statues, researching how to best create this memorial and gaining community support." To date, four of the 24 statues have been purchased using $12,000 in seed money from the county. Additional money from private and corporate donations and other sources is being sought to complete the underwater memorial. The entire project is expected to cost about $450,000 to complete. For more information or to make a donation, visit www. brighterfuture orida.org.Pinellas County to open new community center in LealmanLEALMAN A new hub for recreation, education and local services is in County newsPhoto courtesy of BRIGHTER FUTURE FLORIDAÂ“Circle of HeroesÂ” will be located roughly 10-miles off the Pinellas County shore and include 24 different life-size concrete statues of men and women serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. 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County 9A Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018the works in Lealman with Pinellas County's purchase of a 5.85-acre campus to be used for a long-awaited community center in this unincorporated area. Located in the heart of the recently established Lealman Community Redevelopment Area, the forthcoming Lealman Community Campus will offer programs, such as youth mentoring, after-school programs, adult education, workforce training, and health and human services programs, among other uses by the county and local partners. The property includes three facilities located at 5175 45th St. N., St. Petersburg, offering two classroom buildings, a gymnasium and outdoor recreation areas totaling about 77,000 square feet. The county is hosting an Open House on Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This family-friendly event will include facility tours, exhibits of county services, touch-a-truck displays and other activities. The county is in the process of preparing the facilities for new tenants and the campus is slated for occupancy by this spring. Community-minded partners interested in renting space on campus can submit a letter of interest to the Lealman CRA at www.pinellascounty.org/cra/lealman. County Commissioners approved purchase of the property in late 2017, and the county completed the purchase on Jan. 29 for $11 million from the Penny for Pinellas. The property, formerly the Windsor Charter School, is centrally located just off 54th Avenue North, adjacent to Joe's Creek Greenway Park. The facility will be managed by the Pinellas County Redevelopment Agency/Lealman CRA with continual input from local partners to ensure the center's programs meet the various needs of residents. Based on local population, the center is expected to serve approximately 1,000 users each month for programs, services and community space. For more information on the Lealman CRA, visit www. pinellascounty.org/cra/lealman.New assistant county administrator namedCLEARWATER Rahim Harji, the director of the Pinellas County Public Works department, has been promoted to assistant county administrator effective Jan. 26. Harji will oversee departments focused on practicing superior environmental stewardship, including Parks and Conservation Resources, Public Works, Solid Waste and Utilities. These departments also foster economic growth and vitality through the support of critical infrastructure. Harji is a professional engineer, a certi ed oodplain manager and an envision sustainability professional. He began his career with Pinellas County government in 2012. Prior to joining the county, he worked for other county and municipal governments as well as a private engineering rm. "I am excited to continue serving the residents and visitors of Pinellas County in this new role," Harji said. "With the community as partners, we will continue to make environmental stewardship a priority throughout all of our projects and programs."Lifeguards needed for 2018 beach season Pinellas County is hiring lifeguards to monitor county beaches and help visitors have a safe and fun time. Lifeguards will be stationed at Fort DeSoto, Sand Key and Fred Howard parks from March to September. Individuals who enjoy helping the public in a fastpaced, detail-oriented role are encouraged to apply. Positions are available for full-time or part-time seasonal employment, with pay starting at $12.55 per hour for new lifeguards and ranging to $14.98 per hour for seniorlevel lifeguards with an EMT certi cation. Lifeguards may work 8or 10-hour shifts. To apply, visit employment. pinellascounty.org. Requirements for the position include: American Red Cross certi cations (or equivalents): lifeguarding certification, current CPR/AED for professional rescuers and health care providers, and rst aid certi cation. Three months of responsible lifeguard experience within the last ve years. Must complete 500-meter swim under 10 minutes and one-mile run under eight minutes. Must be at least 18 years old. Ability to work at any county beach park as schedule and staf ng demands. Ability to work a variety of schedules, including compulsory work periods in special, emergency and/or disaster situations. Must possess a valid Florida driver license. Highly desirable quali cations: Current rst responder, EMT or paramedic certi cation Coast Guard boating safety certi cation eight hours A list of current job openings is available at employment.pinellascounty.org. 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10A Pet Connection Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018Pets of the weekSome pet owners may not realize that cats should have an annual checkup and regular visits. Some may mistakenly believe that cats aren't exposed to dangers and diseases since they live mainly indoors. Regular checkups and annual exams are important for such health considerations as maintaining a healthy weight, preventing disease and keeping teeth and gums healthy. Make an appointment in February, which is National Cat Health Month. Annual visits can help your veterinarian monitor your cat's health and take preventive measures to keep your cat healthy, including: Vaccines: Kittens need additional vaccinations at an earlier age in order to boost their immune system, and as your cat grows, your veterinarian will ask about any lifestyle changes that may necessitate different vaccines. For example, if your cat has always stayed indoors, but eventually you start to let them outside, your vet will recommend different vaccines, such as feline leukemia, which is a dangerous communicable disease for cats that are likely to come into contact with unfamiliar and possibly unhealthy cats. Rabies is required by law as this disease can be transmitted to people and is fatal. Heartworm prevention: All cats, even an indoor cat, need a monthly preventive to guard against heartworm and eas. It just takes one bite from a mosquito that has entered in an open door to cause heartworm, so it's essential your cat sees the vet each year to stay up-to-date on heartworm prevention. Often heartworm disease is undetected and can contribute to a number of issues such as blood clots or kidney disease. Spay or neuter: Cats can become pregnant as young as 5 months old, so it's important to spay or neuter them at a young age. Kittens should be at least three months old (12 weeks) and weigh 2 pounds or more before being spayed or neutered. It's never too late to spay or neuter adult animals. Additional tests may be recommended for senior pets undergoing a surgical procedure. Weight: It's common for cats to have weight issues, and your vet can detect increases in weight more quickly if he or she sees your cat annually. Techniques for weight loss are available. Excess weight gain can put stress on your cat and lead to diseases like diabetes or arthritis. Dental care: Cats may accumulate tartar and plaque build-up on their teeth, just like humans. This can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, which can be uncomfortable and cause things like gingivitis, tooth decay, discomfort and inappetence. Your vet can recommend ways to support your cat's dental care at home, like special food or pet-friendly toothpaste, or provide dental cleanings during your visit. If your cat develops an oral disease, your vet will recommend the necessary medical care, like prescriptions or tooth extractions. Health concerns in older cats: When your cat reaches middle age, your vet can use your medical history and blood tests/imaging to determine if your cat is at risk for medical problems like kidney or thyroid disease. Our goal is to identify and manage diseases that can be controlled with medications. Symptoms can be vague and hard to catch, but your veterinarian is specially trained to recognize signs as they start to appear and guide you with care. Tiffany Gisel, DVM, is a general practice veterinarian for the SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center in St. Petersburg. SheÂ’s especially experienced in emergency and critical care, in addition to internal medicine, surgical, ophthalmology, dermatology, and dentistry patients. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with pet owners and continues to thrive with advancements in medicine and surgical procedures.Caring for your catÂ’s health Speaking of PetsTiffany Gisel, D.V.M. ScruffyScruffy certainly is looking forward to her life without being an income producing Â“thing.Â” Scruffy has spent her life as a producer in a puppy mill. She is thought to be 10 years old, weighs 8.4 pounds and appears to be a Maltese Yorkie mix. She is recovering from being spayed and had a dental. She is microchipped and on heartworm prevention. Despite her life of hardships, she is a tough little cookie that is reaching out to be loved. To welcome Scruffy to your heart and home, submit your application online at www.viprescue. org. DukeDuke is a people kitty that loves other felines and dogs, too. With black and silver stripes and leopard spots on his tummy, this 4-month-old is quite handsome. He has been raised in a foster home with his twin sister Daisy. 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Her ideal adoptive home is one committed to earning that trust while keeping her mentally stimulated and physically satisfied. Tearah is best suited for an active family. Email email@example.com or call 727-412-0558. RyanRyan is a stunning hound that can steal your heart in a second. He seems a bit shy initially, but those caring for him at Greyhound Pets of America Tampa Bay think heÂ’s just mulling over how heÂ’s going to charm his way into your life. Ryan adores belly rubs, loves to play and interact with you, and quickly becomes your best buddy once heÂ’s got his Â“game planÂ” in place. He would do best in a home with no cats, and no small children due to his big boy playfulness. A home with a fenced yard would be ideal for turnout/play times with him. Call 727595-7852, email Info@greyhoundpets.com or visit greyhoundpets.com. MiloMilo would love to live the rest of his life surrounded by the love and comfort of a family. Wondering about his unique look? 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12A Faith & Family Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018 Worship calendarOne of the youngest Schindler survivors to speakST. PETERSBURG Chabad of St. Petersburg will host guest speaker Rena Finder Monday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $18. Doors open at 7 p.m. Space is limited. For reservations, visit www.ChabadSP.com or call 727344-4900. Finder was only 10 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. Her father was killed at Auschwitz. She and her mother were sent to work at Emalia, Oskar Schindler's enamel and ammunition factory. "It's so special and important to hear a Holocaust survivor's story firsthand. The holocaust becomes more real when they share their stories, especially with the younger generation," said Rabbi Alter Korf, director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg. He said Finder's story is especially unique. Finder was born in 1929 in Krakow, Poland, to a well-to-do family. An only child, she lived with her parents in a brand-new apartment next to Wawel Royal Castle. A good student in school, Finder often was chosen for parts in the school's play. On Sundays, her father would take her to soccer games, or her aunt and uncle would take her to see children's plays or movies. In September 1939, everything changed. Forced to leave their home, the family moved into the ghetto. There her father was arrested and later killed at the death camp Auschwitz. Finder and her mother worked in a printing shop in the ghetto and one day, Finder and her mother were put on a list to work in Schindler's factory. "It was like going from hell to heaven," she said. "I expected [Schindler] to grow wings. He treated us like human beings." "You didn't have to dread every day you were going to be killed because you knew Oskar Schindler was there, and he was going to protect you," Finder said.FUMC to host annual Heritage SundayCLEARWATER First United Methodist Clearwater historian Kay Holley recently announced that the church's annual Heritage Sunday will take place Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m., with special presentations in the sanctuary at 411 W. Turner St., Clearwater. The event also will feature a display of historic artifacts and light refreshments in the adjoining fellowship hall. This year's theme will be 50 Years of the United Methodist Church. The celebration commemorates when the Methodist church and the Evangelical United Brethren came together in 1968 to form the UMC. The annual local commemorative event celebrates FUMC ministries in Clearwater dating back to 1859. One highlight is honoring those individuals with 50-years of continuous membership at FUMC. "We are delighted to welcome seven new members to our 50-year honor roll," said Holley. For information, visit www. rstmethodistclearwater.org. 020818 020118 Rich SELLS the Beaches, Seminole, Clearwater, Belleair & Surrounding Areas! 73 Sales and Over $27 Million in Closed Sales Volume for 2017!Top 1% in Sales in Pinellas County!020818Call Rich Rippetoeat 727-902-1437To View Today!Experience Counts ... 28 Years In The Business! Rich Rippetoe Sun Vista Realty727-902-1437 RichRippetoe@gmail.com www.BeachRealEstatePro.comDIRECT GULFFRONT PENTHOUSE LEVEL CONDOWorld Famous Tides Beach Club in N. Redington Beach! TOTALLY Remodeled End Unit 3 BR/ 2.5 BA /1,817 sq. ft. Unit with Panoramic Gulf & Intracoastal Water Views! Sleek & Sophisticated! Gated Community on 10 Acres!$899,900 Y o u r C o a s t a l R e a l E s t a t e C o n n e c t i o n S i n c e 1 9 9 0 Your Coastal Real Estate Connection Since 1990 JUST SOLD IN YACHT CLUB ESTATES! 1380 80th St. South Waterfront 4 BR/4 BA / 4,200 sq. ft. Custom Pool Home at the End of a Cul-de-sac! Listed at $1,399,900 SOLD for $1,300,000JUST SOLD IN ISLE OF PALMS11105 7th St. E. Waterfront 2 Story that will be BULLDOZED and a Custom Home will be Built! Deep Water, Wide Canal & End of Cul-de-sac! Listed $599,900/SOLD $562,500 SOLD by RICH SOLD by RICH 110217 011118 080317 ITÂ’S UP TO YOU. BUT, YOUÂ’RE NOT ALONE. While 51% of the nation's wealth is held by women, close to half are worried about outliving their wealth. Taking control of your nances can help you feel better, and we can get you started with a plan. See what Phylis Boksen, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional for over 20 years with Raymond James, can do for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. 2016 Raymond James & Associates, Inc. member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Raymond JamesÂ¨ is a trademark of Raymond James Financial, Inc. 2016-042840 Certi ed Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certi cation marks CFP Â¨ Certi ed Financial Planner and in the U.S. Phylis Boksen, CFPÂ¨Senior Vice President, Investments 2401 West Bay Drive Largo, FL 33770 T 727-584-8615 // Toll Free 800-237-0153 firstname.lastname@example.org www.phylisboksen.com
Health & Fitness 13A Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018 Health updatesDOH-Pinellas reminds residents thereÂ’s still time to get vaccinatedFlu season is well upon us and the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County wants to remind residents that there's still time to receive your u shot to protect yourself and your loved ones from the u. DOH-Pinellas is seeing higher flu activity this year than last year, however, u activity remains widespread and consistently increasing in Pinellas County as well as the state. This u season is especially affecting individuals age 65 years and older, followed by those age 50-64 years old. This is different than past seasons that typically see children 0-4 years old as the second most adversely affected age group. "Around this time every year we see an increase in influenza cases and we are seeing a higher number reported compared to previous years," said JoAnne Lamb, DOHPinellas epidemiology program manager. "We are hopeful people will take this season as a reminder of how important it is to receive your u shot. The earlier in the season, the better, but if you haven't received it yet, there is still time." Not only does getting your annual flu vaccine protect you, it protects those closest to you who may not be able to receive the vaccine (infants and those with compromised immune systems). The u vaccine is safe and recommended for everyone age six months and older, including pregnant women. DOH-Pinellas also recommends that sick people stay home/keep children home until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication). If you become ill with flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider. Your health care provider can prescribe antiviral treatment if appropriate. Treatment is most effective within 48 hours, so calling as soon as you become ill is important. It is essential to practice good hygiene by properly washing your hands often to help prevent the spread of seasonal flu. Make a habit to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces in your home, school or office. Take additional steps to ward off the u by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or elbow and avoid touching your face. Last year, the flu season peaked around early February, however, peak season for the u varies each year. There are still weeks of u activity to come which means don't wait for u to nd you; get vaccinated now to protect yourself for the rest of the u season. DOH-Pinellas offers u shots to adults for a fee at any of its ve main clinics. Eligible children ages 0-18 may receive them at no cost through the Vaccines for Children program. For other flu shot locations, visit www. oridahealth.gov/ nda ushot. For more information on flu, go to www. FluFreeFlorida.com.Select Walmart stores to host blood driveFebruary is American Heart Month and in support of the health of donors and patients in the community, blood drives will take place Monday, Feb. 12, 2 to 7:30 p.m., at select Walmart stores. Donors can receive a wellness check-up and enjoy a $10 Walmart gift card. For locations and to make an appointment, visit oneblood.org/Walmart or call 888-9366283. Appointments will be honored and walkins are welcome. All lifesaving donors enjoy a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening, a $10 Walmart gift card. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. 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The of ce was recently updated on the exterior and interior. The sale price was $200,000. Linda Gardiner of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction. "The Druhill Professional Of ce Park is very well located near downtown Clearwater with easy access to the executive communities of Belleair and the beaches," said Steve Klein. Klein is vice president of Klein & Heuchan Inc. Steck to attend FAR Leadership Academy MADEIRA BEACH Realtor Tom Steck of Century 21 Real Estate Champions recently was selected to participate in the Florida Association of Realtors Leadership Academy for the 2018 calendar year. Steck was one of 20 Realtors chosen out of a Florida membership of out of 180,000 Realtors. The purpose of the Leadership Academy is "to offer a unique opportunity for Realtors to maximize their leadership and business potential, and to learn what it takes to be the best in the business." "I am very pleased and humbled to be offered this opportunity to improve my ability to serve our clients and the Realtor associations," Steck said in a press release.Weichert agents complete Fast Track training ST. PETERSBURG A number of Weichert af liated agents recently completed the company's Fast Track training program. Agents who successfully completed the training include Chris Brady and Adam Greenfield. Both Brady and Greenfield are St. Petersburg-based sales associates. The training helps quickly bring new Weichert af liated agents, as well as current agents interested in taking a refresher course, up to speed on the latest information and technology available to real estateprofessionals so they can better communicate with clients to offer the best service available. "Our Fast Track program covers everything a real estate professional needs to know to help an agent start out on the right track toward a successful career in real estate," said Bill Scavone in a press release. Scavone is president and chief operating of cer of Weichert Real Estate Af liates Inc. Each Weichert af liated of ce is independently owned and operated.Klein & Heuchan sells medical investment property in ClearwaterCLEARWATER Klein & Heuchan Inc. recently represented the seller George & Peg Mallory Trust in the sale of 617 Lakeview Road in Clearwater. The buyer was Sandeep Shah. This 15,000-square-foot building contains two suites with over 10,000 square feet leased to long time occupant Fresenius Medical Care. Fresenius is one of the largest kidney dialysis companies in the nation. The sale price was $1,000,000. Mark Klein and Linda Gardiner of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction.Shannon Nealey joins RE/MAX All StarMADEIRA BEACH RE/MAX All Star recently welcomed Shannon Nealey. Nealey is a Florida native with a wealth of local knowledge. 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14A Police Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018 Police beatDunedin man arrested in Georgia after telling police he killed his sister By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO A 39-year-old Dunedin man is being held in the Bibb County Jail in Macon, Georgia, on second-degree murder charges for reportedly killing his sister. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri talked about some of the details of the case during a press conference Jan. 29 in Largo. According to Gualtieri, Christopher Scott Horan went up to a police of cer at the Navicent Health Police Department in Macon about 6 p.m. Jan. 28 and told the of cer to "put handcuffs on him because he was there to turn himself in for killing his sister." Gualtieri explained that Navicent Health Medical Center, 777 Hemlock St., is a large hospital system with its own police department. Horan reportedly told the of cer he and his sister had argued inside her apartment in a complex on Duncan Loop North in Dunedin. He also told the of cer that after killing his sister, he had bought a ticket to Mexico. Gualtieri said Horan claimed to have used his sister's credit card to make the purchase, but it still unknown whether he actually did buy a ticket. Of cers found the sister's car in the medical center's parking lot. The of cer contacted Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce and deputies went to the sister's apartment where they found 42-year-old Leanna Horan lying in a pool of blood. Gualtieri said she had been stabbed "well over" 20 times in the head, neck and back. Deputies found the knives used to stab the sister in the apartment. "The attack was so violent one of the knives appeared to be bent from stabbing her in the head," Gualtieri said. Late in the night Jan. 28, sheriff's detectives traveled to Macon where they interviewed Horan. Gualtieri said he was cooperative at rst but became less cooperative as the interview progressed. Horan told detectives he had killed his sister about 7 p.m. while they were arguing. "According to Horan, he stabbed her too many times,' and from the crime scene there's no doubt about that," Gualtieri said. A Pinellas County judge issued a warrant for Horan's arrest and he was booked into the Bibb County Jail on second-degree murder charges. Bail was set at $500,000. Gualtieri said he would remain in the Bibb County Jail until he is extradited to Pinellas County, which could take months, unless Horan waives extradition. Horan's family told detectives that he has mental health issues, although detectives can find no record of any law enforcement contact with Horan due to mental health. He has no record of any involuntary examinations in Pinellas County. His record shows some misdemeanor arrests for DUI, disorderly conduct and trespassing. Gualtieri said it is possible that Horan's mental health is a factor in the case. He said it was still early in the investigation and detectives did not yet know much about Horan or his sister. He said it did appear as if Horan had been living with her for some time. He noted that all the information about the case was coming from Horan, so it is dif cult to know exactly what happened. "But something happened there. It's one thing to get into an argument with somebody and another thing to take a couple of knives, but she was stabbed well over 20 times," Gualtieri said, adding that people with mental health issues can "go off and they snap and this is what happens." Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at webmaster@TBNweekly.com.Largo woman injured in Seminole crashSEMINOLE Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say a "medical episode" may be a factor in a Feb. 1 crash on Oakhurst Road south of 94th Place North in unincorporated Seminole. Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating the two-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:22 p.m., causing non-life-threatening injuries to a Largo woman. According to investigators, a sheriff's of ce corporal, who was on-duty and operating his fully marked agency vehicle, was traveling north on Oakhurst Road, just north of 102nd Avenue North, in unincorporated Seminole. While traveling northbound, the corporal observed a 2014 Toyota Camry, which was traveling south on Oakhurst Road, cross the centerline into on-coming traf c, nearly striking his patrol vehicle. The corporal turned around and began traveling south on Oakhurst Road in an attempt to conduct a traf c stop on the vehicle. The vehicle drove through the red-light traf c signal at 102nd Avenue North and Oakhurst Road, and continued to travel south while weaving all over the roadway, striking a road sign. The corporal activated his emergency lights, but the vehicle did not stop. The corporal did not pursue the vehicle. As he turned off his emergency lights and slowed down, he observed the vehicle continue south and run off the right side of Oakhurst Road just south of 94th Place North. The vehicle ran over a traf c sign, struck a Duke Energy Pole, and sideswiped a tree, which caused the vehicle to go airborne and crash into a parked 2011 Chevrolet Frontier work van. The vehicle then rolled onto its roof and came to a stop facing north, against a chain link fence. The driver, 68-year-old Leslie Ann Rooney, was transported via Bay ight to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injures. The Frontier van that was struck was parked along the southbound shoulder of Oakhurst Road in the grass. There were no occupants in the van at the time of the crash. Investigators say Rooney did not show signs of impairment. They believe Rooney suffered a medical episode that caused her erratic driving and the crash. SheriffÂ’s Of ce begins initiative to reduce U.S. 19 traf c crashesLARGO Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies are conducting an initiative focused on reducing crashes speci cally targeting traf c violators along U.S. 19 from Pinellas Park to Tarpon Springs. During the eight-week initiative, deputies will conduct strict traf c enforcement in areas with a high number of vehicle crashes and during hours of peak traf c volume. The purpose of the initiative is to reduce the number of traf c crashes along U.S. 19. Deputies will conduct high-visibility traf c enforcement to educate drivers about safe driving behavior and will issue citations for traf c violations that often lead to crashes. These violations include but are not limited to speeding, failure to yield right-of-way, careless driving and distracted driving. The "Educational Phase" of the initiative started Feb. 1. This phase will focus on education and the issuance of warnings. 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Viewpoints 15A Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018LETTERSICE arrests for Â‘national securityÂ’Editor: The front page of last week's newspaper announced a new partnership! Pinellas County's sheriff department announced a "historical partnership" between the U.S. Immigration & Customs (ICE) and 17 Florida sheriffs. Now, the sheriffs can arrest any people who are in this country illegally and hold them up to 48 hours so ICE can "come get them." ICE Deputy Director Homan praised this operation as "vital to ensuring public safety and strengthening national security." The article goes on to say that 94 percent of all aliens in federal custody are here illegally. It is important to note that ICE is NOT talking about those who are real felons murderers and rapists. ICE is talking about rounding up aliens (from other countries) because they are here illegally. "Illegal aliens" is a broad brush for ICE to paint with. When the Nazis occupied Paris during WW II, it wasn't their "goonies" that rounded up thousands of Jews. It was the Paris police themselves working with the occupied government. I am sure this, too, was in the name of national security. Gary Worby LargoArticle on IRB candidates helps sort facts from ction Editor: The time when I most appreciate the Belleair Bee's coverage of Indian Rocks Beach issues is leading up to an important election. As we prepare to elect a new mayor in March, the Bee's Feb. 1 article entitled "Stating their views" provided a concise recap of IRB's Meet the Candidates forum. The article was a solid synopsis of the candidate's statements and positions, helpful to those who were part of the standing-room only audience as well as those who missed the event. Being able to refer back to your articles over the last couple of years to help sort out fact from ction has been invaluable. Nancy Obarski Indian Rocks BeachLocal elections are not a team sportEditor: In recent years in Indian Rocks Beach we have seen the emergence of races for commissioner or mayor-commissioner where candidates campaign together as a team, instead of acting independently. This is not healthy in a democratic system. With team elections, we can end up with a commission lled with members indebted to each other. My fear is too much gratitude among teammates can lead to years of quid pro quo. I never want to see a commission where everyone is anxious to agree with each other. What we want and need is civil, yet spirited debate. That's what has always produced the best policies. I am asking for all of us to consider this in the greater context of our system of government. We need candidates who are not beholden to anyone, especially not to each other. Kelly Cisarik Indian Rocks BeachBelleair bene ts with Mayor Gary KaticaEditor: On March 13, 2018, the 4,500-plus residents of Belleair will have the opportunity to re-elect Mayor Gary H. Katica, who has served our great town for the past 12 years. During his tenure, the town bene ted from multiple infrastructure enhancements, including storm water drainage and road resurfacing. Meanwhile, citizens of all ages continued to participate in a wide range of meaningful programs through Belleair's Recreation Department. And we are fortunate to maintain our own police department providing safety, security and peace of mind for all residents. Mayor Katica, and the town's commissioners, had the business acumen and integrity to patiently analyze various Belleview Biltmore development proposals. The resulting selection of JMC Communities will enhance not only this property, but the entire town. As residents of Belleair, we will all bene t from another three years of Mayor Katica's effective leadership. Jim Spencer BelleairKatica has worked for better BelleairEditor: Belleair is a great place to live. It's a great place to raise a family and take care of family. We are a little town that carries a big punch. I'd like to think that we are perfect even with all our imperfections. The current commission is working hard to x the imperfections. As the deputy mayor, I am asking my fellow residents to re-elect Mayor Gary Katica. I believe in the democratic process where citizens have the right to run for of ce. Holding of ce in Belleair is different. It's a labor of love. You get involved because you want to make a difference. Each current commissioner has volunteered to be on a town board prior to getting into of ce. Mayor Katica has served on many. He has encouraged change that will better our community. He attends ag football games, most town events, Thursday with the Mayor and represents our town at the Mayor's Council, serving as president. This is what it takes to move our town forward. You have to step up and get involved by attending meetings and volunteering. That is how you make a difference and this is exactly what Mayor Katica does every day! Karla Rettstatt deputy mayor Town of BelleairThe choice is clear in Belleair raceEditor:This year there is only one item on the ballot for Belleair; the election for town mayor. The incumbent, Gary Katica, has admirably served the Town for many years, both as commissioner and the last 12 years as mayor. I can tell you if there's one thing Katica is passionate about it's Belleair and its residents. Spencer Connerat is running "to provide competition for the job." Doesn't matter that he has zero experience; he has attended a few town commission meetings since he arrived in town in 2011. He has not volunteered nor served on any town advisory boards. If I walked into a nancial brokerage of ce and asked for a job, I'm sure the rst question they would ask is if I had any experience. If I replied, "No, but I want there to be competition in the eld of brokers," they would have laughed me right out of the of ce. Connerat wants the election campaign to be a platform to discuss and solve community issues like the town's water department, the budget and the infrastructure. "I'm a big believer in civil discourse, I want to have discourse about issues in a civil fashion. I hope to provide an alternative." Since I attend most of the commission meetings and have sat on two advisory boards, I can tell you that if Connerat did come to meetings or participated at all in town politics, he would know civil discourse is standard operating procedure in Belleair. Connerat sent a certi ed letter to President Barack Obama requesting "proof of his natural born status as required under our Constitution." When Obama did not respond, he led a "tacit admission of ineligibility" in Pinellas County court in March 2010, alleging Obama's failure to supply him proof of his citizenship represented a "confession in open court" and "the basis for an action of treason." He also led a petition in federal court in 2011 asking for "injunctive relief to require the respondent to cease and desist posing as president of the United States of America," according to court records. If you like living in Belleair and appreciate the effective and orderly government we have, your choice is crystal clear mark your ballot for Gary Katica. Lil Cromer Belleair What is your celebrity count? In your lifetime how many honest-to-goodness celebrities have you actually met face to face? Had dinner with? Spoken to? Slept with? Or at least shaken hands with? Before you begin counting, do you actually know what a celebrity is? Does the mayor of your town qualify as a celebrity? To qualify as a celebrity, must he or she have been a host or a guest on a national TV talk show? I ask these questions because we seem to be living in an age of celebrity worship. This became apparent late in 2016 when voters elected a celebrity as our 45th president. Since then he has become an even bigger celebrity. Donald Trump is not the first celebrity president to qualify as such. The rst one, in my lifetime, was Dwight David Eisenhower, known for supervising the successful military invasion of mainland Europe, or parts of it. The second one was Ronald Reagan, famous as an actor in several second-rate movies. Recently another celebrity Oprah Winfrey is being talked about as a possible presidential candidate. I have met several people who regarded themselves as lifetime failures because they had never met a genuine celebrity. On the other hand, we have persons who feel they are a success simply for having known or met a large number of celebrities. You can usually identify these persons by how they speak. Given half a chance, they will talk endlessly about their celebrity friends. They are known as name droppers. Name droppers come in at least two classes: Clean and Dirty. The clean ones say only nice things about their celebrities. "Mrs. Streep Meryl is so thoughtful she always sends me a birthday card." The dirty name-droppers will tell you every nasty detail of what Sinatra said to Cher the night in Vegas when she got more applause than he did. It's a good thing I did not want to become a celebrity hound. I never would have made the grade. After a modest career in journalism and public relations, I can't list more than a handful of celebrities I've met or rubbed elbows with. In an earlier column, I told about my frightening four-minute interview with labor thug Jimmy Hoffa. My second wife was a longtime pal of big band singer Helen O'Connell, whom we entertained in our Indian Rocks Beach home. In the 1960s I sat in on a press conference with ex-President Harry S. Truman. With the aid of a translator I interviewed the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church. As editorial page editor with the Clearwater Sun I quizzed a few dozen former, current and wouldbe Florida governors, U.S. Senators and House candidates. I had an interesting chat with Andy Rooney. The column you're reading was triggered by a recent news item announcing the forthcoming return of Candice Bergen to a revival of the hit 1980's Murphy Brown TV show. On a cold winter day in 1966 I came face-to-face with Ms. Bergen as we passed each other outside the University of Pennsylvania book store, in Philadelphia. She studied at Penn for a year or two before moving on. I was an employee in the university's news bureau. We somehow failed to get each other's autograph that day. We didn't even smile or say hello. A pity. What is the value of having been a celebrity fan? Next to nothing, or thereabouts. Or so it seems to me. In your dotage, it ranks with recounting the number of restaurants you've dined in, or how many of our 50 states you've visited. If you're baby-sitting your grandchildren and wish they'd drift off to sleep, just tell them about the celebrities you've met. That should do it. If I had the chance to meet any celebrity I chose, I'd select Dave Barry. He has been called the funniest writer on earth. I tend to agree with that opinion. A piece of advice: If you're ever forced to choose between meeting a hundred worldrenowned celebrities or forming a genuine friendship with an obscure, decent person, go with the friendship. Friends last; celebrities fade. Bob DriverÂ’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.Editor says farewell, so long ... see ya!I once had a colleague tell me journalism is a marathon, not a sprint. By that, he meant perseverance, hard work and some thick skin would lead to success. He was right. Today, I'm ending a 45-year marathon that, quite frankly, has been a very good ride. I'm one of the few who's been able to live a dream, rub elbows with some of the biggest names in sports and work with some great people in municipal government. For me, it started innocently enough as the sports editor of my high school newspaper and a degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida. Then the fun began. In 1973, I was lucky enough to get a job as a sports writer for The Ledger, a ne afternoon paper in Lakeland owned by the New York Times. It was there that I sank my teeth into the business under the mentorship of sports editor Patrick Zier. Zier, a former U.S. Marine with hair down to his butt, was perhaps the most intelligent person I've ever worked with. He read a book a week and once won the Kennedy Award for a series he authored on substandard housing in Lakeland. He was also a former auto racing writer for the Atlanta Constitution who counted racing great Richard Petty among his closest friends. They were so close, in fact, that Petty was the godfather to Zier's kids. Zier set the tone for me. He was one of the few writers covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the early days that told it like it was. There was no sugar coating and often it got under the skin of Bucs coach John McKay. Speaking of McKay, he was the king of dry humor. Perhaps his best quip was an answer to a question from a writer during the team's early 0-26 start. "What do you think of your team's execution," he was asked. McKay replied, "yes." From Lakeland, I moved on as assistant sports editor of an afternoon paper in Hollywood, Florida where there were some real characters. The job itself was pretty cool. As the No. 2 sports guy, I served as backup beat writer for the Miami Dolphins, six years off the famous 17-0 season of the Dolphins. Head Coach Don Shula was still king in Florida and he was pretty good on a tennis court too. I had the unfortunate luck of nding out just how good a couple of times before camp opened at Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University). From there, the caravan took me back to Lakeland where I was hired by the Tampa Tribune as sports bureau chief for a four-county edition. I took over for a legend by the name of Jack Slayton and worked beside a newsman's newsman, Garth Germond, who taught me even more about being a news professional. It was during my second stay in Lakeland that I covered the nationally-ranked baseball and men's basketball programs at Florida Southern College where NCAA Division II national championships were a way of life. Also included in that stop was coverage of the Detroit Tigers for six weeks each year during spring training and getting to know Manager Sparky Anderson. Great guy, Sparky. Very easy to chat with, as were his players. I'll never forget Darrell Evans and his UFO stories and the day Kirk Gibson set an altitude record in a twin-engine plane. Detroit brass were sweating bullets that day, not knowing if their star right- elder would make it back alive. He did, and you know the rest.I could go on Chris Evert, O.J. Simpson, Bobby Bowden, Woody Hayes, Mark Fidrych, Hank Aaron, Eric Dickerson, Phil Esposito, Rob Dibble, Lee Janzen, John Reaves and more. But the real memories I'll always keep involve the people I've worked with. Topping the list is the late Tampa Tribune sports editor Tom McEwen. Without him, we wouldn't have Tampa International Airport, as we know it today. Without him, some say no USF and de nitely no Tampa Stadium, which preceded Ray Jay. Few realize how powerful McEwen was but also how down to earth he was. Great guy, the best. So, as I happily fade into the sunset and cleanse my veins of the ink, I wish all my current colleagues the best of luck. Hopefully they too will make it to the nish line.Bob McClure can be reached at bobmcclure28@ yahoo.com. 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16A Business Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018 BriefcaseBrookdale Beckett Lake to host VA bene t workshopCLEARWATER A free educational workshop about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit will be presented Friday, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m., at Brookdale Beckett Lake, 2155 Montclair Road, Clearwater. This event is open to the public. Call 727-797-7257 to register. There are 9.2 million veterans still living that served in World War II, Korea or Vietnam. These soldiers and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Department of Veterans' Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension, which offers a monthly tax-free bene t, ranging from $1,176 to $2,169 per month. Veterans Financial is a provider of information about the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit. During the workshop, presenters review the eligibility criteria and show how thousands of families, even in cases of higher net worth, have become eligible for this bene t. Walmart, SamÂ’s Club helps out All ChildrenÂ’s HospitalWalmart and Sam's Club associates are helping "put the money where the miracles are" again this year with a combined fundraising effort raising $472,825 for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg following the annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals campaign. The fundraising efforts are part of a broader national effort that raised more than $35 million in support of the 170 member hospitals across the country. "So many of our associates have been touched by the great work done at Johns Hopkins All Children's," said Tina Gardner, store manager at the Palm Harbor Walmart Supercenter, in a press release. "Year after year, our associates and our customers really step up to help make a signi cant impact in our local community. It's really quite amazing and astounding to see how we've all come together to help our local CMN hospital provide lifesaving treatment to children." Over the past two years, Gardner's store raised nearly $18,000 for the hospital during the campaign. "We're so grateful to Walmart and Sam's Club associates, their customers and members for their longtime support," said Stephanie Hall, director of corporate engagement at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. "Walmart and Sam's Club's generous gift will be used where needed most and to help us continue our research to cure and prevent childhood disease and train the next generation of pediatric experts." Walmart and Sam's Club have supported Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for 30 years. Funds raised impact each of the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which treat 10 million kids annually across North America. Hospitals utilize the funds based on what they need most including lifesaving equipment and research, top therapy programs, charitable care and more. Fundraising efforts have evolved over the last 30 years. While donations at the registers drive most of the fundraising at stores and clubs during the campaign, associates also get creative by hosting fundraising events, such as softball tournaments, popcorn sales, root beer oats, community events and face painting. For information on Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, visit www.CMNHospitals.org.Cole elected CRCC board chairCLEARWATER Hill Ward Henderson shareholder Katherine E. "Katie" Cole was recently elected to serve as the 2018 board chair of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cole has been involved as a member of the CRCC's executive committee since 2015, and was introduced as chair at the CRCC's 96th annual meeting. Established in 1922, the CRCC focuses on promoting the economic growth of Clearwater, assisting its members to grow through educational forums, committees, and networking opportunities, and showcasing the area as a world-class tourist destination. Today, representing more than 1,700 member businesses, the CRCC is one of the largest chambers in the Tampa Bay area and has become a large and powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and its members. Ms. Cole is a shareholder in the firm's Land Use and Real Estate Group, where she serves clients in the rm's Clearwater of ce. Her practice primarily involves representing real estate owners in the development of commercial projects and residential subdivisions throughout Pinellas & Pasco counties. Hill Ward Henderson is a full-service law rm with multi-disciplinary practices. Headquartered in downtown Tampa, with over 100 attorneys, the rm has a wide range of local, regional and national clients. For additional information, please visit the rm's website at www.hwhlaw.com.RCS Pinellas wins Charity of the Year AwardCLEARWATER RCS Pinellas recently was named 2018 Large Charity of the Year for the Clearwater Regional Chamber's Business of the Year awards. The award winners were announced at the Clearwater Regional Chamber's 96th annual meeting on Jan. 25. RCS Pinellas has provided help and hope to people in need for 50 years. RCS's mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to selfsuf ciency, and empower survivors of domestic violence. Over 130,000 Pinellas County individuals are served annually with dignity to accomplish this mission at the RCS Food Bank, the RCS Grace House, The Haven of RCS, and the RCS Thrift Store. "The delivery of our mission has never been about accolades or recognition," said Kirk Ray Smith, president and CEO of RCS Pinellas. "We've always been committed to making an impact on as many individuals and families as possible; whatever the need, we want to be in a position to meet it. To be given this prestigious award is incredibly af rming and encouraging, as it helps to make our position known to the broader community." As part of the determination process, RCS Pinellas submitted a detailed application to the Clearwater Regional Chamber. A panel of esteemed judges interviewed the organization through a questionnaire and tour of the RCS locations. The judges witnessed how the RCS Food Bank provides nutritious food to Pinellas County residents, how the RCS Grace House helps individuals and families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency through an eight-week program, how the RCS Thrift Store provides high quality shopping experiences for community and program participants, and how The Haven of RCS provides safety, security, and support for women and children facing domestic abuse. 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Schools 17A Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018Pinellas County makes plans for later start times for high schools By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO If plans work out, students attending Pinellas County high schools can sleep in an extra 15 to 20 minutes longer next year. High school start time is currently 7:05 a.m. A proposal from the Transportation Department calls for start times next year to be somewhere between 7:20 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. School Superintendent Michael Grego, who supports later start times, called the move a "healthy and progressive rst step" toward nding a "school start time that is best for everybody." Recent studies have shown that teens are not getting enough sleep. Some point to early school start times as one of the reasons. Most experts agree that teens need 8.5 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Without adequate sleep, academic performance declines and behavioral problems increase. Pinellas County School District has been wrestling with this problem for years. Later start times come with a number of challenges with one of the biggest being the bus system. Clint Herbic, associate superintendent in charge of Operational Services, updated school board members Jan. 30 about the district's efforts to move high school start times. "Moving just high school (start times) in isolation is extremely dif cult if not an impossible task," Herbic said. Instead, the district is taking a holistic approach to minimize the effect on middle school and elementary schools. Staff is using a software program, Edulog, to try to nd a solution. "What we've discovered is that we are unique," Herbic said. One "huge challenge" is the county's population density. Pinellas is the state's most densely populated county, meaning it has a very high level of traf c, Herbic said. "Our buses sit in traf c not moving for longer than most other buses in most other districts across the state and across the nation," he said. A second challenge is the district's high number of hazardous walking conditions. State law requires transportation be provided to students in grades K- ve who live in those areas. "It is very dif cult sometimes when you look at our network of roads to gure out how we're going to get kids, where their bus stop will be to provide a safe stop," he said. A third challenge is the district's "extraordinarily extensive" Choice Program. Other districts in the state provide fewer choices at fewer schools than Pinellas. "We offer more programs in more schools than almost anyone else in the nation," Herbic said. A transportation committee studying the problem has looked at how other districts across the nation have moved start times. Herbic said most had done one of two things: either ipped elementary and high school start times or they cut into their Choice transportation network. He used the city of Seattle as an example. Seattle ipped high school and elementary start times, moving high school to about 8:30 a.m. However, he pointed out that Seattle doesn't provide bus transportation to high school students. Instead, the students are expected to get themselves to class or use the public bus system. "In Pinellas, our public transportation system won't allow us to do that," Herbic said. Brevard County School officials chose to cut into its Choice transportation network and required Choice students to nd their own rides to a "school attendance zone," where they could catch a bus to take them the rest of the way. Herbic singled out the city of Boston, which had approved a ip in start times, only to nd it had a disproportionate effect on lower income families. He said the city had since reversed the ip and would take more time to study the issue. Herbic is not recommending a ip in start times. He said the plan is to maintain the current times for the other schools as much as possible. "The large majority of middle school and elementary school parents like the times they have right now, so we don't want to impact those times very greatly, especially when you talk about elementary school ipping to the morning," he said. He said staff was "very uncomfortable with having the possibility of 5-year-old and 6-year-old children standing at a bus stop in the pre-dawn hours, especially considering the traf c density in Pinellas." He also said staff was not comfortable with the "increased burden" a ip would put on some of the families, especially lower income, that would have to provide an extra hour of childcare in the afternoon. The plan on the table now is to adjust start times for elementary and middle schools 5-10 minutes, depending on what is optimal.Worried about legislative sessionHerbic talked about two bills currently being considered in Tallahassee that could cost the district millions of dollars. The rst is a bill that proposes to decrease the transportation zone around schools from 2 miles to 1.5 miles. "That would have a devastating effect on the transportation network of every single school," Herbic said. If the bill passes, the district would be required to pick up every student within 1.5 miles of the school, not the current 2 miles. Herbic said it would require buses to make a lot more stops. Currently, buses make close to 12,000 stops. A companion bill would require the district to expand the hazardous walking conditions transportation plan to include students K-12, not just K- ve, which is the current requirement. Herbic said he had run some preliminary numbers, and for Pinellas if both bills are passed it could cost an additional $10 million to $15 million a year. He said the district would have to purchase 100 new buses and hire 125 to 150 new drivers, as well as pay to equip the buses, more diesel fuel and other costs. He said that while things were improving with the current shortage of bus drivers, it would be "catastrophic" to the transportation network to be obligated to have 125-150 additional drivers by August. He also said if the bills passed "all bets are off" in terms of changing start times for high schools. "We'd be scrambling to hire bus drivers and buy buses to have them here by August and have them equipped, tested and ready to go," Herbic said. "It would mean big big changes again and it would affect everybody." Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County Editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com. NotebookDrone certification training offered at SPCÂ’s Workforce InstituteCLEARWATER The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College will offer a four-week UAS Remote Pilot (Drone) Certificate Prep Course on Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 20, 6-8:30 p.m., in Room 1-314 at the SPC Epicenter, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. No class is scheduled on March 6 due to spring break. The course is designed to prepare students to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate exam. The course will include UAS regulations, flight operations and restrictions, emergency procedures, crew resource management, radio communication procedures, aeronautical decision-making and judgement, and maintenance and pre- ight inspection procedures. Registration can be completed by going to bit.ly/2rAPyGc. Career opportunities for students with drone training include business-entrepreneurship, military drone pilot, re ghter, disaster relief, search and rescue, law enforcement, oil and gas operations, border patrol, agriculture, package delivery, forestry, engineering, computer science, real estate, film and photography, and other industries. For more information, call Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.USF appoints new College of Education deanTAMPA The University of South Florida recently announced the appointment of Robert C. Knoeppel as new dean for the College of Education. In his new position, Knoeppel will play a key role in shaping a distinctive vision for the future of the college that maintains alignment with USF's strategic priorities. An experienced higher education leader and nationally recognized researcher, Knoeppel will join USF in May. Knoeppel comes to USF from Clemson University, where he is a professor and chair of the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development. Knoeppel's work has been regularly published in the Journal of Education Finance and Educational Considerations, and he has authored over 100 refereed journal publications, book chapters, technical reports and conference papers in the eld of education nance, education reform and educational leadership over the course of his career.Pinellas schools recognized for efficient use of energyEighty-one Pinellas County school campuses and administrative buildings have earned ENERGY STAR building certi cations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program. No other organization in Florida has received a larger award of ENERGY STAR certi cations this past year. 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Events Â Movies Â Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, February 8, 2018 Â Visit www.TBNweekly.comÂ Â“Funny Valentines,Â” Feb. 8-14, at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for Tarpon Arts members. Visit tarponarts.org. ChildrenÂ’s book author Andy Robbins has been an unhappy bachelor since his divorce eight months before from his former collaborator, Ellen. On one incredible day, Ellen re-enters his life eight months pregnant; his agent arrives with a TV contract that needs both AndyÂ’s and EllenÂ’s approval, a beautiful lawyer appears to wrap up the TV deal and seduce Andy; and EllenÂ’s mother makes an unexpected appearance. All sorts of funny and farcical things happen, spurred by the fact that Andy seems to be incapable of acting like an adult. By the nal curtain, Andy has grown up just enough to straighten out the mess and win back his wife. Â Backtrack Blues Band, Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., at The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-822-3590 or visit mypalladium.org. The Backtrack Blues Band will perform in support of their new release Â“Make My Home in Florida.Â” Backtrack has performed high-energy, Chicago-style blues continuously since its founding in 1980. The group has established a strong reputation for creative songwriting through six CDs and one DVD of original music Â– all of which charted on the U.S. blues radio charts. The Backtrack Blues Band has appeared with legendary blues artists from B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gregg Allman, Robert Cray and Johnny Winter. The group has garnered three Tampa Bay Music Awards as the areaÂ’s Best Blues Band. Â Tony Bennett, Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $69. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com. BennettÂ’s initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950Â’s, including such chart-toppers as Â“Because of You,Â” Â“Rags to Riches,Â” and a remake of Hank WilliamsÂ’ Â“Cold, Cold Heart.Â” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including Â“I Wanna Be Around,Â” Â“The Good Life,Â” Â“Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?Â” and his signature song, Â“I Left My Heart In San Francisco,Â” which garnered him the rst two of his 19 Grammy Awards. Bennett introduced a multitude of songs into the great American Songbook that have since become pop music classics. Â RAIN: Tribute to the Beatles; Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Â“Sgt. PepperÂ’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.Â” For the rst time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular. Â Under the Streetlamp, Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The quartet is composed of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Â“Jersey Boys,Â” including Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Shonn Wiley, and newcomer Brandon Wardell. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack, Under the Streetlamp proves why retro never sounded so now. Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of UNIVERSAL PICTURESDakota Johnson returns as Anastasia Steele in Â“Fifty Shades Freed,Â” the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Â“F ifty ShadesÂ” phenomenon. Opening this weekend Â‘Peter RabbitÂ’ hops onto the big screen; Clint Eastwood directs drama Â‘The 15:17 to ParisÂ’ Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:Â‘Fifty Shades FreedÂ’Genre: Drama and romance Cast: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daugherty, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden Director: James Foley Rated: R Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Â“Fifty Shades Freed,Â” the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Â“Fifty ShadesÂ” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017Â’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for ValentineÂ’s Day 2018.Â‘Peter RabbitÂ’Genre: Comedy and animation Cast: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie Director: Will Gluck Rated: PG Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, PeterÂ’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail.Â‘The 15:17 to ParisÂ’Genre: Drama Cast: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, P.J. Byrne, Tony Hale, Thomas Lennon, Ray Corasani, Paul-Mikl Williams, Bryce Gheisar and William Jennings Director: Clint Eastwood Rated: PG-13 From Clint Eastwood comes Â“The 15:17 to Paris,Â” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train No. 9364 bound for Paris Â– an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The lm follows the course of the friendsÂ’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through nding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Â‘La Boda de ValentinaÂ’Genre: Comedy and romance Cast: Omar Chaparro, Marimar Vega and Ryan Carnes Director: Marco Polo Constandse Rated: R Valentina (Marimar Vega) seems to have the perfect life in New York, with a perfect job and a perfect boyfriend, Jason Tate (Ryan Carnes) Â– far, far away from her scandalous political family in Photo courtesy of HARPO RECORDSThe Backtrack Blues Band performs Feb. 9 at The Palladium in St. Petersburg. See OPENING, page 3B Photo courtesy of WARNER BROS. 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018Tampa Bay Symphony announces winter concerts seriesThe winter concerts of the Tampa Bay Symphony, under music director and conductor Mark Sforzini, will feature Brian Moorhead, former principal clarinet of The Florida Orchestra, and Sforzini, former principal bassoon, who will play Â“Premium Blend,Â” a double concerto for clarinet and bassoon. Written by Sforzini, Â“Premium BlendÂ” was inspired by the mellow blend of the two instruments when they sat next to each other in The Florida Orchestra for 15 years. David ÂŠtech will be guest conductor for the double concerto. Also on the program are Â“FiveÂ” by Kenyon Wilson, a nalist in the Tampa Bay SymphonyÂ’s rst annual Â“Call for ScoresÂ” composition competition, Â“America the BeautifulÂ” by Samuel Ward and arranged by Carmen Dragon, and TchaikovskyÂ’s Symphony No. 2 Â“Little Russian.Â” The performances will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg; Sunday, Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m., at the St. Petersburg College Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater; and Sunday, March 11, 2:30 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students, who must show student ID if they are 18 or older. Mark Sforzini will host a Symphonic Chat with the Maestro Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., at Opera Central, 2145 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. This program will present an opportunity to hear a preview of the winter concerts and to ask questions. Wine and hors dÂ’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $15 at the door. The Tampa Bay Symphony, celebrating its 31st season, has more than 80 classically-trained volunteer players, many of them music teachers. For additional information, visit www.TampaBaySymphony.org.West Coast Players to present staged reading of Â‘Good PeopleÂ’CLEARWATER Â– A staged reading of Â“Good PeopleÂ” by David Lindsay-Abaire will be presented Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. The staged reading will be directed by Donna Donnelly by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc. Tickets are $6. Call 727-4372363, email boxof firstname.lastname@example.org or visit wp.wcplayers.org. In this timeless drama, Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job in her South Boston neighborhood. Scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old ing whoÂ’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But, is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to nd out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.McCartney Project to perform at CPPACLARGO Â– As part of the 2018 Largo Lions Club Spotlight Series, the McCartney Project will perform Monday, Feb. 12, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. A tribute to Paul McCartney, Wings and The Beatles, the production is more than a concert: ItÂ’s an experience. The bandÂ’s authentic tribute starts with left-handed, sound-alike, look-alike Tony Burlingame as Paul McCartney playing the iconic Horner violin bass. Burlingame is backed by the talented McCartney Project band recreating McCartneyÂ’s music, notefor-note. Tickets are $24.50. All proceeds go directly to the Largo Lions Club Foundation to support its projects, such as sight conservation, childrenÂ’s eye examinations, eye operations and glasses. For information and to purchase tickets, call 727-587-6793 or visit www.largolionsclub.org.Gulfport Merchants Association to host Art & Gallery WalksGULFPORT Â– A Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk will take place Friday, March 2, 6 to 10 p.m., in GulfportÂ’s historical waterfront arts district. The recurring event is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month. There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet and family friendly. For event information, visit www.facebook.com/GulfportArtWalk, visit www.visitgulfport orida.com or call 727-322-5217.Second Saturday ArtWalk setST. PETERSBURG Â– The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, Feb. 10, 5 to 9 p.m. The monthly event allows attendees to explore St. PetersburgÂ’s ve exciting arts districts as 40 artistsÂ’ studios and galleries open their doors. Free parking can be found on First Avenue North and First Avenue South from 15th Street to 30th Street and at The Clay Center of St. Petersburg, MGA Studios and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. For a map and list of participants, visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org.Owen, Lynch to perform at 2018 Valspar ChampionshipPALM HARBOR Â– Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road will present two top country music stars at the 2018 Valspar Championship. Sharing top billing at the fourth Valspar LIVE! event at the 2018 Valspar Championship will be Jake Owen and Dustin Lynch. Owen and Lynch will each perform on the Osprey Driving Range adjacent to the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. The concert will take place after the conclusion of play on Saturday, March 10, at approximately 6:30 p.m. The concert is free of charge to all Saturday tournament ticketholders. Each performer is slated to play a 45-minute show full of their many hits. Owen and Lynch will be the fourth Valspar LIVE! event that Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road has produced, following on the heels of The Band Perry (2015), Rascal Flatts (2016) and Toby Keith (2017). Tickets are now on sale for Saturday. Owen has had six No. 1 country singles off his ve studio albums since 2006, most recently Â“American Country Love Song.Â” He won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award at the 2012 American Country Awards. A ne golfer, he was born in Winter Haven, graduated from Vero Beach High School and began his music career as a student at Florida State. He will play in his rst professional golf tournament this May in the Web.comKelsea Ballerini to play Ruth Eckerd HallCLEARWATER Â– Fueled by a successful sold-out headlining tour last year, acclaimed country star Kelsea Ballerini is pushing full-throttle with the Unapologetically Tour this winter. The tour will include a stop in the Tampa Bay area for one performance on Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38.25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com. Named among the 30 Biggest Albums of Fall by Entertainment Weekly, Ballerini released Â“Legends,Â” the rst single off her sophomore album Â“UnapologeticallyÂ” last summer. The album dropped on Nov. 3 and debuted at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The Black River Entertainment artist skyrocketed to stardom after releasing three consecutive platinum-certi ed No. 1 smashes from her critically acclaimed gold debut album Â“The First Time.Â” The hit singles included Â“Love Me Like You Mean It,Â” Â“Peter PanÂ” and Â“Dibs.Â” Ballerini is the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer-songwriter also reached gold with Top 5 hit Â“Yeah Boy,Â” after having written or co-written all 12 songs on her debut. Ballerini has appeared on the cover of Billboard MagazineÂ’s Grammy preview issue, was included in ForbesÂ’ Â“30 Under 30Â” class of 2017 and featured in People MagazineÂ’s Â“Beauty at Every AgeÂ” list in their iconic WorldÂ’s Most Beautiful issue for 2017. SheÂ’s been named Â“The Country SweetheartÂ” in PeopleÂ’s elite Â“Ones to WatchÂ” portfolio, praised by Rolling Stone as the Â“Nashville It Girl,Â” touted by Billboard as Â“CountryÂ’s Next Queen,Â” and selected as one of CMTÂ’s Next Women of Country. After her 2016 headline tour which visited dozens of cities across the U.S., Ballerini joined Thomas Rhett for his Home Team Tour followed by Lady AntebellumÂ’s You Look Good World Tour. Awarded BillboardÂ’s Â“Rising StarÂ” title at the prestigious 2015 Women in Music event, she has continued to gain recognition by scoring her rst-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards, American Country Countdown Award for Breakthrough Female of the Year, ACM HonorsÂ’ Gene Weed Milestone Award and acknowledged as Artist of the Year by Nashville Business Journal. Walker Hayes will open the show. The singer/songwriter was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. A Monument recording artist, Hayes released two collections of eight songs, in conjunction with SMACKSongs. HayesÂ’ quirky lyrics and unorthodox arrangements landed him on tour with syndicated morning radio host Bobby Bones, as well as Dan+ShayÂ’s Obsessed Tour. Â“You Broke Up With Me,Â” his rst single, impacted country radio in June and is available on all streaming services and for digital download. The single has already held the No. 1 spot on SiriusXMÂ’s the Highway Top 30. Last year, Hayes went on the road for Thomas RhettÂ’s Home Team Tour. He released his album Â“BoomÂ” in December. Hayes co-produced Â“BoomÂ” with Grammy Award-winning producer Shane McAnally. Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLKelsea Ballerini performs Feb. 16 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. A&E news See A&E NEWS, page 3B FOOD Â FUN Â COCKTAILS Â GAMESTOWNÂ’S BEST SPORTS COVERAGE $1.00 TacosTue. Wed. 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Entertainment 3B Seminole Beacon, February 8, 2018Mexico. When Jason proposes to her and wants to go to her home to meet the family she has been keeping a secret, her two worlds clash. Adding to the hilarious chaos, her family brings her ex, Angel, (Omar Chaparro) into the picture and convinces Valentina to go along with a sham marriage to him in an effort to stop further negative press as her father runs for re-election. In the end, Valentina must choose where her heart belongs. For more movie news, visit www. TBNweekly.com. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly. com. OPENING, from page 1B TAMPA Â– Love is in the air and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli is back in the United States for his annual ValentineÂ’s Day performances in three select cities. In addition to concerts in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Miami, Bocelli will make a stop in the Tampa Bay area with a performance on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.amaliearena.com. Tickets start at $75 and are available at the McDonaldÂ’s ticket of ce at Amalie Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com. Order tickets by phone by calling 800-745-3000. For venue information, visit amaliearena.com or call 813-301-2500. The February 2018 shows mark the rst time Bocelli has performed in Charlotte, his 11th performance in eight consecutive years in Miami, and BocelliÂ’s rst time ever playing ValentineÂ’s Day in Tampa. BocelliÂ’s ValentineÂ’s Day performance at Amalie Arena is presented by Opera Tampa, the resident opera company of the Straz Center. In celebration of the ValentineÂ’s holiday, Bocelli will treat fans to a unique holiday repertoire combining the most beloved arias, crossover hits and famed love songs. As one of the most recognizable and romantic voices in the world, Bocelli has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years, counting over 80 million records sold worldwide. Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Bocelli exploded onto the worldÂ’s stage with his hit, Â“Con te PartiroÂ” and has since sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In 2016, he was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. He received a 2017 Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Â“Cinema.Â” Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and distinguished soprano Nadine Sierra will join Bocelli as guest performers for his annual ValentineÂ’s Day performances. ChenowethÂ’s career spans lm, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Â“Pushing Daisies.Â” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for Â“YouÂ’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownÂ” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Â“WickedÂ” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a PeopleÂ’s Choice Award for her role on Â“Glee.Â” In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, Â“A Little Bit Wicked,Â” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List. In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre CompanyÂ’s Â“On the Twentieth Century.Â” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. In 2016, Chenoweth received rave reviews for her two-week run of Â“My Love Letter to BroadwayÂ”, a solo performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. This past September, Chenoweth traveled to Rome in support of Celebrity Fight Night, where she generously helped raise funds for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation with a show-stopping performance with Bocelli. Sierra is hailed as one of the most promising new talents in opera today. Having recently made a string of successful debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Paris, La Fenice, and the Berlin State Opera, the American soprano Â– recently named the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Music Award Â– is quickly on her way to becoming a xture at many of the worldÂ’s top houses. In 2016-17, Sierra returned to the Paris Opera, where she debuted as Zerlina in Don Giovanni last year, and opened its season at the Palais Garnier as Flavia in a new production of CavalliÂ’s Eliogabalo. Shortly after, she performed at the Opra Bastille as Pamina in Die Zauber te and Gilda in Rigoletto. In 2007 and 2009 respectively, Sierra became the youngest winner to date of both the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2010, she also took home first prizes at the George London Competition, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Competition, and Loren L. Zachary Society Vocal Competition, and was a recipient of a Richard Tucker Music Foundation Study Grant. In 2013, she placed rst at the Neue Stimmen, Caball, and Dunne International Singing Competitions, and won a Richard Tucker Music Foundation Career Grant. She recently signed a joint record deal with Universal and Deutsche Grammophon, and is in the process of recording her rst album.ValentineÂ’s Day concertItalian tenor Andrea BocelliÂ’s three-city ValentineÂ’s tour includes Feb. 14 performance at Amalie Arena Photo by MASSIMO SESTINI/ROGERS & COWANAmalie Arena welcomes Andrea Bocelli for a ValentineÂ’s Day concert Feb. 14.Capitol to present Gordon LightfootJudy Collins to perform at CapitolCLEARWATER Â– Legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will perform Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap. com. After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, itÂ’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such timeless hits as Â“Early Morning Rain,Â” Â“If You Could Read My Mind,Â” Â“Carefree Highway,Â” Â“Sundown,Â” Â“The Wreck Of The Edmund FitzgeraldÂ” and Â“Rainy Day People.Â” In 2012, Lightfoot was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lightfoot recently announced plans for a cross-country U.S. tour that will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. These songs will be woven together with some of LightfootÂ’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person. It was 2004 when music icon Gordon Lightfoot last delivered a new song to fans, but in 2016, the song Â“Plans of My Own,Â” was released worldwide. The song, recorded in 2001, is a sentimental story about moving on to new things. It was recorded solo, featuring LightfootÂ’s signature voice and classic fingerpicking style on 12-string acoustic guitar. ItÂ’s classic Lightfoot, with an addictive melody. CLEARWATER Â– Grammy Award winner Judy Collins will perform Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $33.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a rm commitment to social activism. In the Â’60s, she evoked both idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50album body of work. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni MitchellÂ’s Â“Both Sides NowÂ” from her landmark 1967 album, Â“Wild owers,Â” has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. CollinsÂ’ dreamy and sweetly intimate version of Â“Send in the Clowns,Â” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical Â“A Little Night Music,Â” won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards. SheÂ’s garnered several top-10 hits goldand platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Â“Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.Â” In March 2017, Collins released the DVD special Â“Judy Collins: A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim.Â” In 2016, she released Â“Silver Skies Blue,Â” a collaborative album with writing partner Ari Hest, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Folk Album. In 2015, Collins released Â“Strangers Again.Â” For the album, she invited a cast of icons and young talents to sing with her. The fresh collection features appearances by Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Glen Hansard, Ari Hest and Bhi Bhiman. Photo courtesy of B.C. FIEDLER MANAGEMENTGordon Lightfoot performs Feb. 13 at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREJudy Collins takes the stage Feb. 15 at Capitol Theatre.TourÂ’s Nashville Open. Lynch has had five singles hit No. 1 on the American Country Airplay chart, most recently last summerÂ’s Â“Small Town BoyÂ” from his third album Â“Current Mood.Â” All three of LynchÂ’s albums have reached at least the No. 2 spot on BillboardÂ’s U.S. Country chart. A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Lynch earned a degree in chemistry from Lipscomb University and considered attending medical school. The Valspar LIVE! concert is produced by the Valspar Championship in conjunction with Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road. Payne-Taylors to performREDINGTON BEACH Â– The Payne-Taylors punk-flavored acoustic rock duo will perform Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m., kicking off the debut of music at the Gypsy Souls Coffeehouse, 17465 Gulf Blvd., Redington Beach. Showcasing Â“Sometimes Love/ Take the Ride,Â” their latest single, the Payne-Taylors make music that smells like a small boho caf with strong, dark beans and a double expresso shot of intelligence and attitude. Eclectic, bluesy harmonies and penetrating poetic perspective for the adventurous of heart and mind complement a level of songcraft often lacking in the EDM era. Fresh from Boston, The Payne-Taylors bring a long history with them featuring a lower east side New York City, CBGBÂ’s-era past and over 20 subsequent years of performing at coffeehouses, art galleries, rock bars and other concert venues from New England to Florida. For information, visit the duoÂ’s Facebook page at www.facebook. com/PayneTaylors.EOT to stage Â‘Annie Get Your GunÂ’CLEARWATER Â– Eight OÂ’Clock Theatre will present Â“Annie Get Your Gun,Â” running March 2-18, at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. Visit LargoArts.com or call 727587-6793. Based on the true story of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, this classic western rags-to-riches musical shows the tenacity of the human spirit. When backwoods Annie is entered into a shooting match with the sharpshooting star of Buffalo BillÂ’s Wild West Show, she falls head over heels in love. The womanizing Frank Butler canÂ’t help but be charmed by the rough and nave Annie. Despite hard luck, pride, and sabotage, Annie triumphs and learns that, in fact, thereÂ’s no business like show business. This tuneful score boasts classics such as Â“They Say ItÂ’s Wonderful,Â” Â“I Got Lost in His Arms,Â” Â“You CanÂ’t Get a Man With a Gun,Â” Â“I Got the Sun in the Morning,Â” and the rousing Â“Anything You Can Do.Â” ASL Interpreters will be provided on Thursday, March 15.POSH to audition for Â‘Odd CoupleÂ’SAFETY HARBOR Â– The Players of Safety Harbor will host auditions for Â“The Odd Couple, Female VersionÂ” on Sunday, March 11, 2 to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 13, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Performances are scheduled May 25 to June 3. Director Diane Lynne is seeking to cast six female and two male actors. For details, visit playersofsafet yharbor.weebly.com, email dilyn@ wild4music.com or call 727-2391340. 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