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Volume 39, No. 51 February 22, 2018 www.TBNweekly.com Features Business . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Classi eds . . . . . . . . .12-15B Community . . . . . . . . . . .4A County . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6A Entertainment . . . 1-4, 6, 8, 10-11B Health & Fitness . . . . . . . .11A Just for Fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Military . . . . . . . . . . . .13A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .12A Professional Services . . . . .13-15B Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .8A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . . .3A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .10ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising ENTERTAINMENT Regional transit Forward Pinellas supports improvements to the Tampa Bay area’s I-275 corridor. ... Page 5A.Find a complete schedule of March concerts in the Tampa Bay area. … Page 3B.Alice Cooper, Jason Mraz, Frankie Valli to perform next month At the box of ce"Annihilation," starring Natalie Portman, to open this week. Other movies hitting theaters include "Game Night," "Beast of Burden" and "Curvature."... Page 1B. SEMINOLE Fundraiser for Mof tt plannedAn annual musical variety show will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., at Seminole Gardens' Peacock Center, 8324 112th St. N.... Page 3A.Seminole-area residents to learn about city government and services during six-week course this spring Citizens AcademyPhotos courtesy of CHIEF HEATHER BURFORDMembers of a past Citizens Academy class celebrate their graduation at a Seminole City Council meeting. By TIFFANY RAZZANOTampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE A stretch of 131st Street North, between 82nd and 86th Avenues North, that has long caused traf c woes in Seminole will nally see much needed improvements later this year, Ken Jacobs, Pinellas County Public Works' director of transportation, told the City Council at its Feb. 13 meeting. The area, which is adjacent to Seminole High School, Seminole Middle School and Bauder Elementary School, "has always been a very dif cult intersection with all the pedestrians," he said. "We've been working with the [Pinellas County School Board] for a few years to try to get a project out there." The design for this improvement project has been completed and approved, he added. Construction will begin in the third quarter of this year, likely "at the end of summer or early fall." He said, "The plans are done. Unfortunately, these [types of projects] take forever to get done." Improvements include the addition of northbound and southbound left turning lanes on 131st Street, as well as a westbound right turn lane at 86th Avenue North and a northbound right turn lane out of the Seminole Middle School main driveway. There also will be drainage improvements along both sides of 131st Street North, and pedestrian enhancements made to the area, Jacobs added. These include a 10-foot sidewalk along 131st Street North and 86th Avenue North. "Again, to enhance the pedestrian movement that we have around the intersection," he said. He also updated the council on additional projects, including several under way. The $13 million road widening project at Park Boulevard and Starkey Road that runs north to Flamevine Avenue and south to Burning Tree Drive is about 80 percent completed, he said. He anticipates that the project will be done by the second quarter of this year, sometime between March and June. "Park and Starkey is a big project that's been going on for quite some time now," he said. "It's a major large improvement project." The project widens the roadway to six lanes and also adds a bike lane, pedestrian By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay Newspapers SEMINOLE Registration is under way for the city of Seminole's fth annual Citizens Academy, a six-week course where area residents learn about city government, meet staff, and tour city buildings and facilities. "The Citizens Academy is really all about getting to know your local government," said Seminole Fire Rescue Chief Heather Burford. This year's free series of classes will take place Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., April 4 through May 9. A graduation will be held Tuesday, May 22, 6 to 8:30 p.m., during a City Council meeting. Each week's class will take place at a different city facility Seminole City Hall, Fire Station 29, Public Works, the Seminole Community Library, the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce complex in Largo. Each department will give a presentation on its services and will provide members of the Citizens Academy a behind-the-scenes look at how they operate. "This is such a good way for people to understand what the different departments are doing and meet some of the people who are in these departments," Burford said. "This is also an in-depth opportunity to see these facilities." Prior to each class, "each department is responsible for providing a meal for everyone," she added. Because of the time of day these classes are held early evening hours when individuals generally might eat dinner it made sense to provide refreshments for attendees, she said. "So it's fun and learning while having a meal," she said. She also stressed that the Citizens Academy is also open to non-residents. "You don't have to be a Seminole resident to join us," she said. "Everyone is welcome." For more information, contact Burford at hburford@ myseminole.com or at 727-393-8711, ext. 217. Applications are available at www.myseminole.com. Roadway projects plannedImprovements include 131st Street North near SHS, SMS and BauderTeen accused of school shooting copycat threat Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 14-yearold boy at his home in St. Petersburg on Saturday night after he allegedly posted a threatening photo and statements on Snapchat. Detectives say Edward Charles Osgood made the post about 11 p.m. Feb. 16 in which he "speci cally stated Round 3 on Florida on Tuesday." Osgood was holding what appeared to be an AR-15 style assault ri e. His threat was to the Lealman Innovation Academy, 4900 28th St. N., St. Petersburg. Deputies found out about the threatening post about 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, via calls to the 911 Regional Communications Center. Detectives identified the person in the Snapchat photo as Osgood. Detectives spoke with Osgood's parents, Angela Osgood, 46, and Charles Edward Osgood, 51, and told them about their son's post on Snapchat. When detectives introduced themselves to the son, detectives say, the 14-year-old said, "I know why you are here, because of the Fire ghters demonstrate the use of gear and other tools used by Seminole Fire Rescue during a past Citizens Academy.Pinellas Park police investigating another potential threatPinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested 14-yearold Edward Charles Osgood for written threats to kill or do bodily injury in connection with a Feb. 16 post on Snapchat threatening "round 3" on his school the Lealman Innovation Academy. VIEWPOINTS Logan MosbyAn unimaginable loss.... Page 10A. SCHOOLS PCSD honors crossing guardsHundreds of crossing guards sel essly make it their responsibility to see that Pinellas County students get to school safely every day. ... Page 8A. OUTDOORS Fish TalesSo far, this month has been beautiful. With another above average temperature week behind us, we have seen water temperatures climb from the low 60s to over 70 degrees in just two weeks.... 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2A Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 012518 SEMINOLE  7501 Seminole Blvd.  (727) 391-6642 SUNSET POINT  23988 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.  (727) 441-3591 LARGO MALL  10500 Ulmerton Rd., Ste. 740  (727) 586-5553 FT. HARRISON  820 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.  (727) 581-7472 S. PASADENA  1155 Pasadena Ave.  (727) 347-2938 ST. PETERSBURG (727) 522-3692 PALM HARBOR (727) 787-1866 ZEPHYRHILLS (813) 788-7833 PORT RICHEY (727) 848-4746 BROOKSVILLE (352) 597-9689 SPRING HILL (352) 200-2034 PLANT CITY (813) 754-4813 NORTH TAMPA (813) 935-0824 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-8451 BRITTON PLAZA (813) 831-9442 BRANDON (813) 681-4046 INVERNESS (352) 726-1916 HOMOSASSA (352) 621-8000 ELLENTON (941) 722-7200 BRADENTON (941) 747-6966 PORT CHARLOTTE (941) 623-4918 NORTH SARASOTA (941) 355-3800 SOUTH SARASOTA (941) 922-6028 VENICE (941) 451-5070 N. LAKELAND (863) 682-1965 S. LAKELAND (863) 646-6663 WINTER HAVEN (863) 297-8000 27 Locations in the Tampa Bay area

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Seminole 3A Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 Around SeminoleAuthor to speak at librarySEMINOLE Author Roslyn Franken will give a multimedia presentation about her book "Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles, and Triumph of the Human Spirit" Thursday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Multicultural fest set at Seminole schoolSEMINOLE Student members of the Principal's Multicultural Advisory Council at Seminole Elementary School will host the school's fourth annual Multicultural Festival on Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Scheduled events include music, dancing, food, cultural artifacts and student sharing. The event is free and open to the public to celebrate the diversity of the school and local community and to learn about other cultures of the world. Seminole Elementary is located at 10950 74th Ave., N., Seminole. For more information, call 727-547-7668. 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 Road. 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. For more information, call 727-392-3245.Musical variety show to bene t cancer researchSEMINOLE An annual musical variety show will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., at Seminole Gardens' Peacock Center, 8324 112th St. N. Tickets are $8 per person and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds bene t the Mof tt Cancer Center Foundation. For more information, call 727-560-5009.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.Peter Gallagher to speak at Seminole Historical Society meetingSEMINOLE The Seminole Historical Society welcomes Peter Gallagher as the guest speaker at its monthly meeting at the Seminole Historical Society Museum, 7464 Ridge Road, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. After viewing the documentary "Wrestling Alligators," about the life of Seminole Chief James Billie, Gallagher will discuss the lm with the audience. For more information, email info@seminolehistoricalsociety.org.Freedom Square to host seminar on reducing fall risksSEMINOLE A seminar on reducing the risk of falling will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m., in the Hamilton Building at Freedom Square, 10951 Johnson Blvd., Seminole. The event includes tips on lifestyle changes that can help prevent falls, a balance clinic to help assess attendees' risk and information on resources that can help. Admission is free. One in four Americans age 65 and older has a fall each year according to the Centers for Disease Control. Falling causes 95 percent of all hip fractures. The National Council on Aging says the fear of falls can cause older adults to limit their activities, potentially leading to physical decline, depression and social isolation.For information or to reserve a seat, call Heather Reuscher at 727-215-1050.Uganda Esangalo Children'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. Men's chorus to perform at librarySEMINOLE The Heedless Hoarsemen, a men's chorus, will perform as part of the Sunday Musicale series Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. This event is free and open to the public. Email friends@myseminole.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.GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman's Club hosts fundraiserSEMINOLE The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Woman's Club will host an afternoon of games and cards Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Freedom Square, Roskamp Auditorium, 7800 Liberty Lane. This event features snacks and a light lunch provided by Freedom Square +5. Cost is $8 per person. Proceeds support the club. For more information or tickets, call Pat at 727-709-3778.Register for the 25th annual Seminole StampedeSEMINOLE Registration is open for the 25th annual Seminole Stampede 5K Race and 1-mile Fun Run, set for Saturday, March 17, 7:30 a.m., at Walsingham Park, 12620 102nd Ave. This event is presented by the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. The 5K race is open to runners, race walkers and power walkers. Cost for the 5K race is $20 per person through March 9 and $25 after that date. Cost for the 1-mile fun run is $10 per person through March 9 and $15 after that date. A discount of $5 per person is available for groups of 10 or more. Make checks to: Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Ste. 1, Seminole, FL 33776. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.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 nonmembers if registered before March 17, or $70 for members and $105 for nonmembers 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.Scrabble Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Scrabble Club meets at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Tuesdays, 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free event. All skill levels are welcome. Attendees are requested to bring game boards if they have one at home. Call 727-394-6923 for more information. See AROUND, page 4A *As of 02/16/18. Subject to availability and price change. Minimum purchases may apply. The yield is the lesser of yield to maturity or yield to call. 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4A Community Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018photo." Detectives say Osgood grabbed his phone and went to its picture section and showed detectives the photograph with the statement "Round 3 on Florida on Tuesday." Detectives say Osgood admitted he took the sel e photograph and made the post on his Snapchat account. Osgood told detectives he spent Thursday night at a friend's house. He told them he was checking his Snapchat account when he saw a post of a white male wearing a black out t holding a ri e. The caption on the photo read "Round 2 on Florida tomorrow." Detectives said Osgood was talking about a Snapchat post from Spartanburg, South Carolina, that went viral. Detectives say Osgood told them the post by the student in South Carolina was "messed up." He also told detectives that he noticed his friend's AR15 replica BB gun in the corner of the room, so he grabbed it and took a sel e of himself holding the replica AR15 ri e. Osgood reportedly told detectives he thought it would be "funny" and posted the photograph on his Snapchat page with the caption, "Round 3 on Florida on Tuesday." He identi ed Lealman Innovation Academy as the target, which is where Osgood attends school. A ninth-grade student at Broome High School was arrested by the Spartanburg, South Carolina Police Department Feb. 15 in connection with the post threatening round 2 in which he reportedly referenced "round 1," the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed and 14 injured in the shooting in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at the school has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Detectives arrested Osgood for written threats to kill or do bodily injury. He was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center. Detectives also recovered the AR15 style ri e depicted in the threatening Snapchat post from his friend's house. The sheriff's of ce reported that several complaints had been received since Feb. 14 of suspicious individuals who might be a threat to commit acts similar to the shooting in Parkland. No arrests have been made but detectives are continuing to investigate complaints. The sheriff's of ce is encouraging the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.Pinellas Park school threatPinellas Park police said Feb. 18 that they are aware of and investigating a social media post shared on Snapchat sometime the evening of Feb. 16. Police say the post referred to a possible school shooting to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The post also said for students not to come to school. Police say the post did not name a school speci cally; however, the post reportedly had been written on a bathroom wall at Pinellas Park High School. Pinellas Park Police School Resource Of cers and school of cials are aware of the social media post, police say. Pinellas Park police increased its presence at schools throughout the city after the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland and plan to continue to have an increased presence. Additional of cers will be on hand Monday at Pinellas Park High School, 6305 118th Ave. N., Largo, and Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, which is located directly across the street at 118th Ave. N., Largo. Police say they have no information to substantiate the credibility of the Feb. 16 threat. "However, we are taking these actions to ensure the safety of all students and staff at the schools," police say. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com. SHOOTING, from page 1A AROUND, from page 3A Photo SUBMITTEDMayor Leslie Waters and Councilor Jim Quinn stopped by Freedom Square Feb. 16 to celebrate National Kindness Day. The city leaders joined residents in the lobby of the Jefferson/Hamilton building, where they collected hundreds of food items to be donated to the Seminole Interfaith Food Pantry.National Kindness Day Photo SUBMITTEDThe Seminole Singers from Seminole High School entertained the Seminole Rotary Club Feb. 14 during its Valentine's Day singers. Under the direction of Lauren Brautigam, the Seminole Singers performed four a cappella love-themed songs.Seminole SingersPINELLAS PARK The Pinellas Arts Village, which is home to a variety of art studios and other venues located in the 5600 through 5800 blocks of Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park, will host its Fourth Saturday Art Walk Feb. 24, 4 to 8 p.m. Each space in the arts village will host a different event throughout the evening. Derek Donnelly's COVE space will host the closing reception for its Fuzzy Logic show. The Studios@5663 will exhibit new works by its artists, and will introduce its newest artists, Roger Slater Photography and Glenrock Films. They will also be accepting food donations for CASA, a domestic violence shelter for women. Painting with a Twist will hand out gift certi cates. Wordier Than Thou Literary Salon will host The People's State of the Union story circle, where visitors to the literary salon will be asked to share stories about what's important to them and their community. The band Under Ground Pilot will perform live in Bottles Pub's beer garden from 5 to 9 p.m. The Complete Sweet Shoppe will feature marine-themed paintings by Logan Joseph. The Pinellas Park Arts Society will offer hands-on Make It and Take It art classes for adults and kids. The Pompei Monster Factory and Swartz Gallery will also be open. In addition to the permanent members of the arts village, a variety of pop-up vendors and food trucks (Rubbed and Pulled BBQ and Kona Ice) will set up on the grassy space between The Studios@5663 and The Pompei Monster Factory. There will also be a live pop-up painting and mural happening at the garage next to the Complete Sweet Shoppe featuring artists Scott Hillis, Reid Jenkins and Justin Wagher. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/pav727 or email esnyder@pinellas-park.com. Madeira Beach block party riles residents By WAYNE AYERS TBN CorrespondentMADEIRA BEACH Events on Madeira Way, headlined by the popular Farmer's Market, are generally seen as quiet, orderly affairs, well received by neighboring residents and businesses and rarely associated with controversy. A block party concert held the weekend of Feb. 11-12, apparently proved to be a jolting exception. Commission members at the Feb. 13 City Commission meeting told of numerous complaints about noise, traf c, fees charged and other issues associated with the event. Commissioner Nancy Oakley said, "A lot of residents were upset with it." Oakley said people living far away in Seminole and the Redingtons were calling and coming in to City Hall with their complaints. "Lacy (Lafave, administrative assistant to interim City Manager Darryl O'Neal) had so many messages on her phone she quit counting," Oakley said. Vice Mayor John Douthirt said he and his wife went to the block party and "it was not a pleasant experience." They were directed to go to the south end of Madeira Way, were they were told the entry fee was $25, and were handed a schedule with fees ranging up to $175, Douthirt said. Closing Madeira Way off for a whole weekend "was not a very smart idea," Douthirt said, adding that he also heard complaints about traf c jams caused by the event. "We all got a lot of calls (about the Block Party)," said Mayor Maggi Black, who said she also heard from some who enjoyed the event and thought it was a great idea. But overall she said the reaction was "overwhelmingly complaints." There were ve pages of complaints about the Madeira Beach block party on the Next Door website, Oakley said. One, from Redington Beach, said, "I could hear it with my windows closed." Another described the event as "ridicu-LOUD." The volunteers working at City Hall said people were coming in from as far away as the Redingtons with their complaints. O'Neal said he had "personally called back or emailed 20 to 30 people that had complaints." In a comment after the meeting, O'Neal said the noise from the block party was "obnoxiously loud." Oakley said there has been only one other concert among the Madeira Way events and that one was "much quieter." O'Neal said the event's organizer went through the proper channels of obtaining a permit for the block party from the city. But he told the Beacon, "We will make sure nothing like this happens again." Douthirt said Madeira Way events need to be talked about at a commission workshop session. Oakley agreed. "We recognize there is an issue here and we need to talk about it," she said.Recall, round twoThe campaign to recall Commissioners Douthirt and Oakley continues on. Robert Preston, leader of the recall group Respect Mad Beach, said at the commission meeting that enough signatures had been collected, and veri ed, in the second round of the petition drive to allow the recall effort to move forward. Meanwhile, Oakley told the Beacon after the meeting that she had worked with City Attorney Ralf Brookes to le for a court judgement declaring the grounds for the recall to be insuf cient. Such a ruling by the court would stop the recall effort, Brookes told the commission last month.Parking rate increase gets nancial staff backingAt last month's meeting, the City Commission discussed raising the parking rate at city-owned lots from $2 an hour to $2.25. The increase had been proposed by City Planning Director Linda Portal, who said it would "provide revenue to meet some of our needs." Finance Director Walt Pierce said his of ce also recommends the 25-cent increase. He said the money received, if invested, could grow to around a million dollars in revenue over a ve-year period. That could be used to pay down the debt on the City Center, which has a call date of 2023. A separate account could be set up so the funds received from the parking rate increase would be used only to pay off the City Center debt. Douthirt said he would support a parking fee hike only if the money is used exclusively for the City Center obligation, as proposed by Pierce. A change in the parking rate would affect nonresidents only. City residents can park free in city-owned lots.Pinellas Arts Village offers vendors, activities during monthly art walkBusiness consultant to visit chamberSEMINOLE Yolanda Cowart with Pinellas County Economic Development will be at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7-8, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.Chess clubs meet at librarySEMINOLE Chess players of all ages (children, teens, and adults) and all levels of play (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) are invited to attend the Two Towers Chess Club (second and fourth Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) or the Seminole Chess Club (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.) at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The Two Towers Chess Club is especially for beginners and youth, with chess coaches on hand to teach, encourage and critique. The Seminole Chess Club is for players who already know the rules and etiquette of the game. Boards and pieces are provided or feel free to bring your own. The clubs are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Medicare guidance available at librarySEMINOLE Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn to. The Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas will be partnering with Seminole Community Library to provide Medicare counseling through the SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Program. Specially trained volunteers of the SHINE Program will begin offering Medicare counseling at the library, located at 9200 113th St. N. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health care coverage. Every day SHINE volunteers answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and more. The new site at the Seminole Community Library will allow the program to reach more community members who may be unaware of SHINE and the benefits the program offers. SHINE volunteer counselors can even assist eligible Medicare bene ciaries to nd programs that lower prescription drug costs or provide prescription drugs at no cost. Appointments are available monthly on the second and third Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 727-394-6909 to make an appointment. For more information, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1800-963-5337), or visit www. oridashine.org. Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets monthlySEMINOLE The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg and the SJWC's annual "Share Our Spirit" food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break. Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings. Call 727-2511037, email GFWCSeminole@gmail.com or visit fb.me/ Seminolejuniors for more information.Kiwanis Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email kiwanisclubofseminole @gmail.com. Rotary Club to meetSEMINOLE The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email pstockfisch@hotmail.com for more information.City collecting food donationsSEMINOLE Mayor Leslie Waters encourages citizens to help stock the shelves at the Interfaith Food Pantry. Drop-off locations are: City Hall, 9199 113th St. Interfaith Food Pantry at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road Seminole Garden Apartments, 8275 113th St. Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7 and 8 Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. N. Vintage by Design, 5141 Seminole Blvd. Monetary contributions also are welcome and can be mailed to the Interfaith Food Pantry, P.O. Box 7071, Seminole, FL 33777. Donation pick-ups are available if necessary. Call 727-418-1204 for more information.Welsh Society to meet monthlySEMINOLE The Welsh Society of the Suncoast meets the third Tuesday of every month at noon at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. For more information, visit welshsocietyofthesun coast.org.Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets weeklySEMINOLE Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Guests ages 18 and older are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and leaders or those aspiring to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org.and drainage improvements and new traf c signals. PCPW is also installing communication infrastructure for an advanced traf c management system, Jacobs said. Another project currently under way are improvements being made to 102nd Avenue North at 113th, 118th and 119th Streets North. Pedestrian improvements at these intersections include new pedestrian signals, filling in sidewalk gaps and the addition of ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. PCPW is also widening 118th and 119th Streets North in order to add left turn lane bays. "Before, anyone making turns onto 102nd [Street North] would stop traf c," Jacobs said. The PCPW is also planning improvements at the intersection of 102nd Avenue North and Antilles Drive. "If you're aware of the intersection, then you know that it's an odd alignment," he said. "The whole con guration makes it dif cult to make left turns north and south and it's not particularly pedestrian friendly." To solve the intersection's "geometric problems," PCPW will remove the split median, add more pedestrian friendly elements and widen the shoulders. Also, along Park Boulevard from 66th Street to Starkey Road, PCPW will make sidewalk improvements by lling in gaps and bringing ramps and railings up to ADA standards. This project is funded through a Department of Transportation grant, Jacobs said.An advanced traf c management system will also be installed along Park Boulevard from US Highway 19 to Gulf Boulevard. The system will include upgrades to signals and overhead message display boards for travelers. The PCPW will also install a fiber optic communications cable to make it easier to remotely view troubled traf c areas. The physical construction will be completed in the next six months, Jacobs said, while the software component will be completed this summer.In action items, the City Council: approved changes to the investment mix of the city's firefighters' pension plan following a public hearing, and a second and final reading of the ordinance. The change will allow increased investments from up to 65 percent to up to 70 percent of the fund's assets in common stock, capital stock and convertible securities at market. gave initial approval, following a first public hearing, to a proposed development agreement between the city and owners of the Extra Space Storage facility at 6780 Seminole Blvd. The development agreement will allow the owners to partially redevelop the 4.58-acre parcel and build an additional storage building. A second public hearing will take place at the March 13 City Council meeting. ROADWAY, from page 1A

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County 5A Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018Forward Pinellas joins supporters of I-275 ‘catalyst project’ By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Regional transit is the way to go, says officials working on a plan to modernize and improve the I-275 corridor connecting destinations throughout Tampa Bay. A recently completed Regional Transit Feasibility Plan is quickly gaining support as "a route map to implementation." The plan builds upon years of scrutiny as planners looked for solutions to the region's transit needs. Its purpose was to identify a "catalyst that begins building the vision" and has the "greatest potential to be built," according to a report presented to Forward Pinellas Feb. 14. The intent was to nd one or more projects that could be competitive for federal and state funding. Scott Pringle, Planning and PD&E group director for Jacobs Engineering, went over some of the steps that went into the making of the plan, including evaluation of ve alternatives, including a "rubber tire" or urban rail solution along I-275, and a "rubber tire," urban rail or commuter rail system along the CSX rail line. "Rubber tire" refers to use of a vehicle that does not require a steel railway. While looking for feasible projects, cost was a major consideration. Projects that cost about $10 per trip have a better chance of receiving funds from the Federal Transportation Administration. However, initial projects considered came in way over $10. Planners then applied "value engineering" to try to make projects more affordable, Pringle said. The most feasible turned out to be a "rubber tire" project on I-275, running from Wesley Chapel to St. Petersburg that used a combination of shoulders and medians as a transit lane. The plan saved money primarily because it eliminates the need for right-ofway with builders using existing assets. The 21 transit stations would need right-of-way; however, they also would be the areas with the most potential for development and public/private partnerships, Pringle said. Planners estimate it would take 80-95 minutes to travel the route, stopping at all 21 stations. An express route with fewer stops would make for a quicker trip. According to the plan, a Bus Rapid Transit route from St. Petersburg to the Gateway area would travel along a dedicated transit lane built on the existing shoulder of I-275. The shoulder would be widened to 15 feet with 10 feet available for the buses. The route would connect with the PSTA Central Avenue BRT and use the same lane. Stations would be placed on Fourth Street, Eighth Street, Tropicana Field, 27th Avenue, 62nd Avenue, Gateway and Carillon. From the Gateway area, the route would travel over the Howard Frankland Bridge using the planned improvements to accommodate transit on the new bridge. Improvements planned for State Road 60 would allow buses to have a direct connection to the Tampa International Airport and a connection to Westshore Intermodal Center. From there, buses would continue into Tampa and then north to Wesley Chapel. Using the shoulder along I-275 brings the project cost down to $380 million to $455 million for a 41mile project running through three counties. Before Photo courtesy of FORWARD PINELLASThis electric bus created by Alstom and its subsidiary NTL is an example of what could be used on I-275. 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6A County Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018applying value engineering, the estimated cost was $2.3 billion to $2.9 billion. The cost per trip would be $8-10, down from $45, which was the initial estimate. With grant funding, the federal government would pay 50 percent, and the state and local shares would be 25 percent each. Local annual operations and maintenance cost is estimated at $7 million. Time to construct is estimated at about ve years. Planners also identi ed a project using CSX's existing corridor. The cost estimate came in at $490 million to $620 million for nine miles running from downtown Tampa to the University of South Florida. The cost per trip would be $11-13, and it would take about 10 years to build. Planners believe the most feasible project is the I-275 "rubber tire" (BRT) project. Pringle said modern buses, which would be used for this project, don't look anything like the ones in use by PSTA today. They can run as fast as a train, include passenger amenities, such as Wi-Fi, and would use dedicated lanes to bypass congestion. In the future, the lanes could be used for autonomous vehicles another plus. Pringle and others involved in developing the Feasibility Plan will spend the next few months talking to the public and listening to feedback. The plan will then be modi ed, taking into account comments from the public. The plan is slated to be nalized in the late summer or fall. Forward Pinellas Board members support the plan but had questions, including how to raise the money for the local match. They were concerned with nding a funding method to pay for the $7 million annual cost, which would be split between Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. They also were concerned about the cost to those using the service. "We're on the verge of our rst success," said Pinellas County Chair Ken Welch, who also sits on the Forward Pinellas Board. "It's a smart approach, smart concept, affordable." He likes how it uses existing assets, is scalable and inclusive. It provides a route from Pinellas County to TIA and Westshore. "I strongly support the concept," he said, adding that basic bus service still needs to be funded. Forward Pinellas Chair John Morroni will send a letter to David Gwynn, Florida Department of Transportation District Seven secretary, expressing support for the plan. The city of St. Petersburg has passed a resolution showing its support. The next step is approval of a memorandum of understanding between the Tampa Bay Regional Transit Authority, FDOT, Forward Pinellas, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, Pasco County Public Transit, Pasco Metropolitan Planning Organization and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to de ne their roles in the development of the plan and approval process. For more information, visit www.tbregionaltransit.com. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.Photo courtesy of FORWARD PINELLASThis map shows the proposed route using a dedicated lane along I-275 from St. Petersburg to the Gateway area and then across Tampa Bay via the new Howard Frankland Bridge. I-275, from page 5A Clearwater Ferry making a splash with expansion plans By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER If everything goes according to plan, the Clearwater Ferry could be making trips to Dunedin by the end of the year. Camille Hebting, sales and marketing manager for Clearwater Ferry, presented a report to Forward Pinellas Feb. 14 and talked about some of the plans the ferry's owners have for the future. Clearwater Ferry is a privately-operated water taxi that has been providing service from downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach for almost three years. It operates under a contract with the city of Clearwater. The ferry's mission is to provide a connection between the mainland and beach allowing its riders to avoid traf c congestion and parking issues. Riders can take advantage of free parking in downtown Clearwater and then take the ferry to Island Estates and Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater Beach Marina or North Beach. A round-trip ticket costs $8 for adults (or $4 each way), $4 for children ages 4-12 ($2 each way), $6 for seniors age 55 and older and military personnel ($3 each way). Children under age 3 ride free. A monthly pass costs $45. The main route is the purple line and runs daily connecting all four stops. The red line operates during the busy season and connects two main stops. Hebting said the red line operated 117 days in 2018. On high volume days, the orange line is added, which also connects two main stops. It typically runs ve-10 times a year. For a schedule and more information, visit www.clearwaterferry.com. The rst year the ferry was in business was 2015 and during that partial year of service, starting in March, it had 29,890 riders. The rst full year, 2016, 79,762 people used the ferry service. The numbers were down to 70,259 in 2017, in part due to Hurricane Irma, which caused the service to close Sept. 7-15 and a cold weather in July, Hebting said. The busiest months last year were April with 19,484 riders, followed by 9,697 in March. Hebting offered some information about the people who are riding the ferry. The majority are seniors, 64 percent, followed by families at 25 percent and employees at 11 percent. Thirty-nine percent make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year with 26 percent making between $50,000 and $80,000 and 22 percent make more than $80,000. The smallest share, 13 percent, was people who made less than $25,000. The majority, 77 percent, drove, parked and then caught a ride on the ferry. Nearly 20 percent walked to a ferry stop and just over 3 percent took another transit option. Seventy-two percent said the ferry's reliability was the main factor in their decision to ride it, followed by 64 percent who said it was the schedule. Comfort and price tied at 54 percent and speed was the lowest factor at 38 percent. Hebting said most riders, 60 percent, didn't have xed plans about what they would do when they arrived on the beach. Currently Clearwater Ferry has three vessels. Maddie's crossing is the rst one put in service and has a capacity of 42 passengers. Hailey's Crossing is the second vessel put into service and can carry 21 passengers. It has a bathroom so it is used for longer trips, such as the Caladesi Island excursion. Monica's Crossing is the newest vessel in the eet and can carry 49 passengers. The busiest season is spring, followed by summer, winter and fall. The majority of passengers are seasonal riders, meaning those who used the ferry when on holiday or vacation. The highest volume periods are during spring break and the dates the city of Clearwater hosts its Sugar Sand Festival. Hebting said plans call for starting service to Dunedin by opening a new blue line. She had no exact date only saying it would be "soon." The service would be offered Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with hourly stops. Hebting also said ferry owners were working with other funding sources to support expanding the blue line to Caladesi Island, Indian Rocks Beach and Belleair Bluffs. Clearwater Ferry is working with the city of Clearwater's special events division on plans to assist with transportation during the Outback Bowl Beach Days, Clearwater Jazz Holiday and similar events. It also will be working with the city and local hotels to incentivize event attendance and riding the ferry. Forward Pinellas Vice-chair and Clearwater Councilmember Doreen Caudell asked about what was being done to get more employees to use the ferry. Hebting said when the owners rst started the ferry they had hoped to make employees the "No. 1 pillars of development" of those needing service. She said 10,000 employees work in the hospitality industry. "We assumed they would jump at the opportunity to leave their cars behind and use the ferry," she said. But the reality was those employees were reluctant to make a "real life change." For example, some employees had been working the beach 20 years and preferred to keep using their favorite parking space. She said some of the hotels had tried to help offering to pay the cost of their employees riding the ferry to free up parking spaces, especially during big events. But less than half of their employees took advantage of the free rides, she said. She did say that many of the construction workers on jobs out at the beach had used the ferry to get to and from their jobsites. She said in the beginning service had run from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. to cater to employees, but the early morning and late-night hours were discontinued because no one was using the ferry at those times. Forward Pinellas Board member and Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers praised the success of the ferry, saying it was the perfect example of a project funded heavily by private dollars with only some help from the government. He said it was started as a family dream and people who did the hard work and took a risk. "Now the government wants to be a partner and expand it a little bit to encourage our residents to use alternate transportation," Eggers said. Forward Pinellas Board member and vice mayor of Indian Rocks Beach Joanne "Cookie" Kennedy agreed with Eggers and said she hoped by the end of the year Clearwater Ferry could open its blue line to Dunedin and bring it to Belleair Beach. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERCamille Hebting, sales and marketing manager for Clearwater Ferry, tells the Forward Pinellas Board Feb. 14 about some of the plans the ferry's owners have for the future. 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8A Schools Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018School District says thanks to crossing guards By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Hundreds of crossing guards sel essly make it their responsibility to see that Pinellas County students get to school safely every day. Pinellas County School Board members unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 13 declaring Feb. 14 as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Superintendent Michael Grego thanked the crossing guards on behalf of the board "for what they do for the safety of our students." He also pointed out that crossing guards are not district employees. "Some people think they are," he said. Clinton Herbic, associate superintendent in charge of Operational Services, talked about the arrangement between the agencies that do employ the crossing guards and the school district. "There's a tremendous amount of coordination that comes into play before every school year and during the school year between the school's police and all the agencies that provide crossing guards," said Clinton Herbic, associate superintendent in charge of Operational Services.Richard Stelljes, chief of the Pinellas County Schools police, said seven different agencies actually budget for and contribute $5 million a year to provide 450 crossing guards for almost 350 locations across the county. Those agencies also provide training. The agencies include the sheriff's of ce and police departments at St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Gulfport, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park. Stelljes said conditions had been a little more challenging recently with Hurricane Irma and colder, hotter and rainy weather. "But, no matter what, they take their responsibility very seriously and are out there each and every day making sure our kids are safe," Stelljes said.Springboard to SuccessGrego reported on Springboard to Success, which is a program that allows newly hired teachers to go through a four-week paid training session before they start their job. He said 39 teachers participated in the program and 37 were still working for the district and "doing ne." He said one of the teachers left when her husband got another job out of state. "The success rate of this program is truly remarkable," he said, adding that plans called for it to add more newly hired teachers at additional schools. He added that the program would include a "refined focus" on exceptional student education teachers.Honoring FlowersSchool Board chairwoman Rene Flowers received a surprise from Shahra Anderson, regional director for Sen. Bill Nelson. In honor of Black History Month, Flowers was presented with a certi cate of congressional recognition for her valuable contributions to the residents of Pinellas County. In other business, the board: Approved on rst reading setting and advertising a public hearing to consider an amendment to the policy on homeless students. The McKinney-Vento Act, originally authorized in 1987, addresses the challenges homeless children and youth have in enrolling, attending and succeeding in school, as does the Every Student Succeeds Act. Educational agencies are required to make sure homeless students have the same free public educational and related services as other students. The amendment changes policy to meet the standards of the law, including designation of a liaison to coordinate programs. Approved on rst reading setting and advertising a public hearing to consider an amendment to the policy of distribution of literature announcing non-school events. The amendment consolidates two current pieces of policy and accounts for electronic distribution of materials to ensure policy meets current practice. Announced the availability of the spring catalog for the district's parent academy. For more information, visit www.pcsb.org/Page/26594. NotebookPinellas Education Foundation receives $2,000 AT&T grantLARGO Students in the Pinellas Education Foundation's Next Generation Tech program will benefit from a statewide investment by AT&T this year, one that seeks to increase understanding of how classroom curriculum translates into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. To provide a critical link from classroom to careers, AT&T is once again partnering with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in school districts across Florida. Real-world application of STEM education concepts, problem-solving and critical thinking skills will all be key elements of the 47 separate projects to be organized and funded through CFEF member local education foundations, including the Pinellas Education Foundation. Students who participate in the Next Generation Tech program learn hands-on skills as they focus on developing an innovative solution to a challenge they have personally identi ed or experienced. This program incorporates a model that uses business/industry partners to mentor and instruct students over the course of the school year. The rst prize award is $10,000, and members of the winning team may use the money for scholarships or to launch their business-based technology enhancements, apps or innovations. Next Generation Tech features a series of workshops with a custom-designed curriculum that teaches students about the product development lifecycle and the variety of skills and teamwork approach that is an industry standard. Another CFEF contributor has followed AT&T's lead to provide a similar STEM program with local impact throughout Florida. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is funding nine larger-scale projects through a competitive grant process. PCCA to host free technical theatrical workshopsThe Design Technology Department at Pinellas County Center for the Arts will host free morning workshops on March 3 about theatrical lighting, sound, sets, costumes, makeup and stage management. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a six-event Technical Theater Olympic-style competition, followed by an award ceremony. All students are welcome and no theater experience is required to participate. The goals of the event are to introduce middle school students to career opportunities and the backstage elements of theater, as well as help students prepare for next year's Junior Thespian competition. Students will also have an opportunity to audition for the Design Technology program at PCCA, an intensive four-year college preparatory program unique in Florida. The event will take place 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S., Saint Petersburg.Pinellas Technical College fosters eco-friendly agriculture In partnership with the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Technical College has established the Food Systems Technology Center on the St. Petersburg Campus. The FSTC will provide topic-specific coursework around the development of food production systems within an urban environment. These classes will be offered to agriculture professionals, community organizations, individuals and PCS K-12 students to foster eco-friendly agriculture in St. Petersburg. To support this project, James Aresty donated $30,000 in start-up funds to the Food Systems Technology Center.Pinellas Park Art Society offers scholarshipPINELLAS PARK Applications are now being accepted for a fall 2018 scholarship valued at $1,500 from the Pinellas Park Art Society for a student pursuing a degree in Visual Arts. The scholarship opportunity is open to all Pinellas County high school seniors, public, private or home schooled, as well as college students currently enrolled in a visual arts program. Students must be residents of Pinellas County. To apply, download the scholarship application form along with attachments at www.pinellasart.org. Complete and submit online or mail to Pinellas Park Art Society, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Deadline to apply is April 21. The recipient will be noti ed by May 15 and will be announced at the Society's June meeting. For more information, call Kate Moore, scholarship committee chairwoman, at 727-686-2975.St. Pete Road Runners offering scholarshipsST. PETERSBURG The St. Pete Road Runners are accepting applications for the SPRR Ben Fudge Scholarships. The St .Pete Road Runners annually award scholarships to high school seniors who excel academically and who are members of their varsity track or cross-country team and meet the criteria. This year $2,000 will be awarded to a student from a Pinellas County private and public high school. The award ceremony will be held April 26, 6:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St Pete Beach. Information and applications are available at www.sprr.org or contact Doug Schiller, public relations, at 941-932-6147.County students earn academic excellence at collegeSeveral Pinellas County college students were named to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at their respective universities, including the following: Adam Frederick Schwartz of Largo, majoring in food science and human nutrition; Alyssa Kitana Valdez of Largo, majoring in biological sciences; Caroline Elizabeth Murphy of Belleair, majoring in pre-business; Andrew Jacob Steg of Clearwater, majoring in nancial management; Sheridan Kathleen Hogan of Clearwater, majoring in biochemistry; and Kara Marie Lerchenfeld of Clearwater, majoring in visual arts, have all been named to the dean's list at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. To be named to the dean's list, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Alexandra Buchanan of Seminole, Christian Frost of Largo, and Christa Mullholand of Clearwater have been named to the dean's list at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours. Maggie Shearer of Clearwater was named to the president's list. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours. Ashley Campbell of Clearwater, Howard Rogers of Largo and James Voitlein of Oldsmar were named to the dean's list at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. To be included on the dean's list, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4. 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Business 9A Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 Briefcase Goodwill to offer free tax assistance ST PETERSBURG Millions of workers overlook important federal tax bene ts because they simply don't know about them. The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit can make a real difference for people who may struggle to make ends meet. Goodwill's Job Connection Center is collaborating with the United Way Prosperity Campaign and the Get It Back campaign to provide free tax preparation services to help people access these bene ts. Tax preparation events will be offered for people with annual household incomes less than $66,000. Appointments are required. Services will be provided on the following dates: Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goodwill headquarters, 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg Friday, March 9, 2 to 8 p.m., at Goodwill's Job Connection Center, inside the Goodwill store at 2550 34th St. N., St. Petersburg Friday, March 23, 3 to 8 p.m., at Goodwill headquarters, 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goodwill's Clearwater Center, 16432 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater The Job Connection Center is now accepting appointments for free tax prep assistance. To make an appointment, call 727-321-7337 or email jobconnection@ goodwill-suncoast.com.Largo Parks Division offers sponsorship opportunitiesLARGO The city of Largo's Median Sponsorship Program gives businesses the opportunity to get exposure to thousands of potential customers. Some medians can expose a business up to 50,000 impressions daily. Participating businesses can display their company name on a one-sided painted wood sign along Largo's busy roads, such as East and West Bay Drives, Missouri Avenue, Seminole Boulevard, Walsingham Road, Clearwater-Largo Road and Ulmerton Road near Largo Mall. There are more than 50 available medians to choose from. The Median Sponsorship Program is a three-year advertising opportunity and each sponsor will receive a palm tree plaque to display in their business. For information, call 727-586-7415 or ll out an application at LargoParks.com.BayCare named one of Fortune 100 Best Companies CLEARWATER BayCare Health System recently was named one of the best companies to work for in the country by Fortune and Great Place to Work. BayCare ranked No. 65 on the list, which was based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on more than 50 different categories. "BayCare's top priority is delivering clinical excellence for our communities, and we can only do that when team members and physicians work together as one extraordinary team," said Tommy Inzina, president and CEO of BayCare, in a press release. BayCare received the award for high survey results in many areas including trust in managers, compensation, fairness and camaraderie. According to Great Place to Work, winners also outperformed in talent retention and productivity. "The 2018 100 Best are true leaders," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "In the face of competition, change, and financial constraints, they consistently prioritize building the trust, pride, and camaraderie that fuels business performance. And they're doing it at scale for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization." In 2017, Fortune and Great Place to Work ranked BayCare No. 13 as one of the country's Best Workplaces in Health Care for outperforming its peers in the areas of training, compensation, clear expectations from management and the emotional health of the workplace.Achieva Credit Union, Preferred Community Bank to join forcesDUNEDIN Achieva Credit Union recently announced it has signed a de nitive agreement to acquire Preferred Community Bank, a Florida state-chartered bank in Lee County with $118 million in assets. This purchase will bring Achieva's total number of branches to 26 and total assets to $1.6 billion. Established in 2007, Preferred Community Bank has three branches in Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and Cape Coral. All three branches will continue to operate as branches of Achieva after the sale is nalized later this year. Under the terms of the merger agreement this will be a whole bank acquisition. This transaction is expected to close later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions and Preferred Community Bank shareholder and regulatory approvals. Achieva and Preferred's management teams say they expect the sale to move forward smoothly. "This consolidation of complimentary services and products along with our entry into new markets makes this combination a strong strategic move for Achieva. Along with all of those positives, our corporate cultures are greatly aligned which is a key ingredient in any successful consolidation", said Achieva CEO Gary Regoli in a press release. "Additionally, we already have a presence in the Lee County community with three branches, and we are excited about becoming an even stronger part of this vibrant community." Three years ago, Achieva made national news by being the rst credit union in America to acquire a bank in whole, with the purchase of Calusa Bank. Since then several other credit union acquisitions of banks have occurred and Achieva has developed a consulting service, Achieva Merger Services, to provide its expertise to other credit unions and community banks. Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 in Pinellas County. Today, it has over $1.5 billion in assets and 23 branches, serving more than 150,000 members. Brookdale Clearwater to host VA aid workshopCLEARWATER A free educational workshop about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit will be presented Friday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m., at Brookdale Clearwater, 2750 Drew St., Clearwater. To register, call 727-799-2177. 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 the Senior Living Industry's leading provider of information about the Aid & Attendance Pension benefit. During the workshop, presenters will review the eligibility criteria and show how thousands of families, even in cases of higher net worth, have become eligible for this bene t. The Sessions, SPC to host presentation at PalladiumST. PETERSBURG The Sessions, an international touring nonpro t group of music-industry panelists, and St. Petersburg College will host a presentation designed to sharpen the business skills of artists in pursuit of excellence in their careers on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 to 10 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Cost is a suggested $5 donation to bene t the St. Pete College Music Industry Recording Arts. For information, visit www.thesessions. org. This is an opportunity for all musicians to meet, learn from and be inspired by some of the world's leading musicians. The Sessions core panel at this month's event will include the drumming global ambassador Dom Famularo. Offering his unique brand of insight is Tampa based and renowned entertainment attorney Paul Quin. SNL Band vocalist and musicologist Christine Ohlman lights up The Sessions participants. Rick Drumm, President of Traction Business Coaching shares his strategies and attendees get behind the scenes biz tips from production and tour manager Carlos Guzman (Barry Gibb). Joining the panel in St. Petersburg are special guests Ray Luzier (drummer for Korn) and Bobby Rossi (Executive Vice President of Entertainment Ruth Eckerd Hall, Capitol theatre & Ruth Eckerd on the Road). To further Empower attendees, the event ends with jam session. Topics will include contract negotiations, entertainment law, marketing, self-promotion, social media and artist relations. Frank Chivas recognized for $200,000 scholarship gift to Chi Chi's KidsCLEARWATER The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation recently recognized Frank Chivas while saluting his generosity in opening the doors of higher education to 23 Chi Chi Academy students. Chivas recently pioneered a $100,000 gift to the Pinellas Education Foundation which will be matched by the state of Florida creating $200,000. These funds are designated for Chi Chi Academy student two-year college scholarships over the next 10 years. Chivas has served on the board for Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation since 2006 and is currently the vice chairman. In 2007, he spearheaded the expansion of the academy's 170-acre campus to both an elementary and middle school for 95 at-risk students. He accomplished this through the partnerships with the Pinellas County School District and the city of Clearwater, earning him the 2008 Chi Chi Humanitarian of the Year Award. His commitment to helping children reach their potential is deeply appreciated by all those who have invested in Chi Chi's over the past 38 years. Chivas was on campus to meet the first eight students who were selected for the scholarship opportunity and said "these kids need someone to believe in them ... these scholarships are a way to get them thinking about their future early on. I believe everyone wins when our kids have opportunities to be better and do better."Beachcomber, Bobby's Bistro earn recognition as Ocean Friendly BusinessesCLEARWATER Members of the Suncoast Rise Above Plastics Coalition honored Heilman's Beachcomber and Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar as Clearwater's rst Ocean Friendly Businesses in a ceremony Jan. 26. The Ocean Friendly Business certification is a nationally recognized designation created by the Surfrider Foundation that recognizes businesses who have taken proactive steps to decrease their plastic waste production in defense of marine life, coasts and waterways. To earn certi cation as an Ocean Friendly Business, businesses must nd alternatives to single-use plastic bags and plastic foam containers, implement a recycling program, offer plastic lids and straws only upon request, and install turtle-friendly lighting if located on the beach. Businesses must also pick from a list of other criteria to meet other levels, such as platinum-level certi cation. The Suncoast Rise Above Plastics Coalition combines 17 organizations working together to protect the shared marine environment by decreasing the harmful impact of single-use plastics like carry-out bags, plastic foam and drinking straws. Photo courtesy of DUKE ENERGYDuke Energy Community Relations Manager Jeff Baker, center, accepts an award on behalf of the company's linemen from the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce for their work during Hurricane Irma. The "Biggest Community Impact" award was given, in part, because Duke "deployed thousands of workers day in and day out around the clock. And post storm, they debriefed so they can make their commitment better in the event this happens again." The award also honored the thousands of hours Duke employees provide in service to the Tampa Bay community. Chamber of Commerce CEO Robin Sollie and Chamber Chair Shawn Rae presented the award at the Chamber's annual event that celebrated 2017 successes and welcomed new leadership for 2018. Biggest community impact 020818

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10A Viewpoints Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018More than 1,100 children were prosecuted as adults in Florida last year taken from their homes, removed from their schools, and locked up in adult jails. Although children's brains are still developing, and they cannot fully understand the consequences of their actions, our criminal justice system treats some of them like grown adults. They receive adult punishments that will forever diminish their employment, educational and housing opportunities. Florida tries more children as adults than any other state; almost all are transferred to the adult criminal justice system at the sole discretion of prosecutors, without the opportunity to even ask a judge to review the decision. Though any child, regardless of age, can be prosecuted as an adult in Florida, most cases involve children who are 14 to 17 years old mainly high schoolers. These children should be learning how to drive, applying to colleges, or worrying about who they'll take to the prom. They should not be in the adult criminal justice system, where the primary goal is punishment not rehabilitation. Children should be kept in the juvenile justice system where they belong so they can bene t from education, counseling and other programs that will make them more likely to succeed. Jails aren't equipped to provide these programs, and they particularly don't offer adequate education. The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report recently titled "Destined to Fail: How Florida Jails Deprive Children of Schooling." The devastating ndings show how children have limited or no access to their legal right of schooling when they are housed in adult jails. In adult jails, children are sometimes held in solitary con nement for up to 23 hours a day and are denied access to education. Some children receive nothing more than worksheets sometimes without a pen or pencil to complete them. Children who go to adult jails are less likely to receive a high school diploma further limiting their job opportunities and chances for nancial stability. Children tried as adults are also more likely to reoffend than their peers in the juvenile system. This threatens public safety and increases incarceration costs for taxpayers. Especially troubling is the disparity in the rate of adult prosecutions for black and white children across Florida. While black children make up only 22 percent of the state's high school student population, they accounted for 64 percent of children sent to the adult criminal justice system last year. It is time for our lawmakers to intervene. The Legislature is considering bills that would begin to at least limit the number of children who are prosecuted as adults. SB 936 and HB 509 would set age parameters and reduce the offenses eligible for adult transfer. The proposed legislation would also implement judicial oversight and provide children a way to return to juvenile court. We cannot throw away the futures of our children and our communities. The adult criminal justice system is no place for a child. Scott McCoy is the senior policy counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center and is based in Tallahassee. LETTERS Actions can cut gun violenceEditor: When news broke about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, I hugged my 3-year-old close, and with tears in my eyes told him that I wanted to put him in a big bubble. He giggled and told me, "I would pop the bubble and get out!" He's right. We cannot hide in our bubbles. We cannot hide behind fear. This is the 18th school shooting in 45 days. I am absolutely heartbroken for these families and their community. To read pleas circulating on social media of parents and siblings looking for their loved ones is unbearable. To see the terror and grief on these parents' faces is devastating. Enough is enough! News coverage has focused on the shooter. This is a disservice to families who lost their loved ones at Douglas High, and the families of 96 Americans who die every day due to gun violence in our country. Let's keep our attention on the victims and how to prevent the approximately 33,500 gun deaths and 85,000 gunshot-related injuries that occur each year in the U.S. (CDC, 2016). This is an epidemic. For those who say gun violence is a mental health issue, research suggests that only 3-5 percent of violent acts toward others are attributable to severe mental illness, and of those acts very few involve gun violence (Swanson, 1994). The issue is gun availability and a culture that glori es guns. Estimates suggest that there are at least 310 million guns in the U.S. (Congressional Research Service, 2012). That is almost enough rearms for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. I am disgusted and enraged that children are still being slaughtered at school ve years after Sandy Hook. I am heartbroken for the Parkland community and our country. How can mass shootings keep happening again and again? Outrage in news and social media have rightfully and predictably followed. We have been asked by our community and elected of cials to pray for the victims. But prayers are not enough. And to only pray is an insult to the victims. What can we do? We can act. Keep guns locked, unloaded, and stored separately from ammunition. Ask other adults about the presence of rearms in their homes and vehicles. Encourage them to store their rearms responsibly. Familiarize yourself with upcoming gun legislation in Florida. Contact your legislators to advocate for common sense gun laws. Need a gun lock? Get one for free here: www.projectchildsafe.org/safe ty/ nd-a-safety-kit Get involved with local and national organizations, such as: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the League of Women Voters, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Brady Campaign. Be SMART. Be SMART for Kids is a program that provides adults with easy to remember behaviors to reduce child access to a rearm. You can request a free Be SMART presentation at your next PTA or community group event. Contact stpete.besmart@gmail.com to learn more. Amanda Thalji-Raitano St. PetersburgNew leaders work for the many, not the fewRe: ‘Elections about the running a city, not ruining it,’ letter to the editor, Feb. 15. Editor: As Bob Shaw's editorial began "I am reminded as I write this of the refrain What A Difference A Day Makes'," I too am reminded of this refrain BUT my opinions differ from Bob's. Bob's reference to a Tampa Bay Times article calling Madeira Beach commission meetings a "House of Clowns" does ring true to a point. I am embarrassed and annoyed listening to Commissioner Terry Lister sounding and acting like a BULLY and trying to bring the commission back to the days of the "good ole boys and girls" 2012-mid 2017. Those days are over and hopefully we will not be subjected to the antics of Shane and Cheryl Crawford and Doug Andrews again. I am a candidate for commissioner of District 1 in the March 13 city election because I believe our city is a good one and the majority of our elected of cials have the best interest of the entire city at heart and in their minds. I believe for the period from 2012-mid 2017 the city leaders acted only for a select few and the rest of us were shut out. The March 2017 election brought a change of thinking and perspective to our city and the newly elected commissioners and mayor are trying desperately to bring order back to our city, but chaos does still reign at the meetings in the form of character attacks and "rabblerousing." Some folks just like to hear themselves talk, so they get up at every opportunity and talk. This is the American way, but I think it is too permissive. I feel Mayor Black should use her gavel more, but she is attempting to listen to everyone, including the "rabble-rousers." The voters in 2017 were the strong silent majority who upset the balance of power and "good for them." I am encouraged the current commission nally selected Jonathan Evans as city manager and I look forward (as a citizen and hopefully as commissioner in District 1) to working with him to make our city a shining example as a city for all residents, business people and visitors. Deby Weinstein Madeira Beach Unless you've been trapped in a mine shaft for the past year or two, you've probably become aware of the word "mindfulness." In a world that presents us with a new fad every six weeks or so, mindfulness has had to get in line and wait its turn to be recognized, analyzed and then commercialized. But I think mindfulness has finally made it, at least in this newspaper's circulation area. Boot up Google and type in "Mindfulness Pinellas County Florida." Then settle down for an hour or two of mindful reading. If you want a de nition of mindfulness and what it stands for, try this on, for openers: mindfulness is the human ability to be totally present and aware of what we're doing and where we are, without being overly distracted and in uenced by what's going on around us. A shorter definition: mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. If you've done some reading about stoicism and Buddhism, you'll probably see that mindfulness has borrowed some ideas from those two philosophies. Or religions. Or whatever you wish to call them. One piece of information I ran across was a suggestion about how we can encourage mindfulness each morning by taking three steps: (1) Get rid of your alarm clock or any other loud, disruptive device to get you awake. Find a gentler way to face the day. (2) Get hydrated, right away. Drink some water before you turn to coffee, tea, orange juice or any other liquid. (3) Observe nature. At the very least, look out your bedroom window at the sky, clouds, trees, owers, squirrels and other inventions of God or nature. Is mindfulness the same as meditation? Apparently not, although meditation is part of some of the mindfulness programs you may read about.As I learn about mindfulness, I realize I've been practicing it for years. It comes in the form of the mute button on my TV. By simply pressing on it, I can eliminate one of the chief obstacles to mindfulness: commercials. After an hour of avoiding all TV ads, my normally clouded thought processes are much clearer. A similar step toward TV mindfulness is to stop watching news programs presented by most of the major networks. They all claim to give us "Breaking News!" But what they tend to give us are political discussions delivered by mostly obscure panelists. Exceptions to the above are PBS and BBC, whose news topics range more widely. If a prize were to be given to the LEAST mindful place on earth, I bet it would go to our White House. Or to congresspersons of either political party. We elect people to of ce not to concentrate on one problem at a time, but to juggle a dozen or a hundred all at one time. I'm sure there are people in Washington who practice mindfulness, but I can't think of who they might be. I believe that one of the most successful groups practicing mindfulness is Alcoholics Anonymous. Same goes for other 12-step organizations. Their golden watchwords include "One day at a time." Adherence to those five words has helped untold thousands of drunks and other addicts to survive and recover. Another version of the same idea was delivered many years ago by Jesus Christ. In his Sermon on the Mount, he warned against overloading our minds with worries about what might happen tomorrow. See Matthew 6:34. Check it out. I'm sure the mindfulness folks often do. Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 It is with heavy hearts and a longing to understand that we as a nation must once again face the incomprehensible loss of life at the hands of those who have seen t to take from us that which is most dear. It is almost impossible to put pen to paper and word to print the visceral scope of this unimaginable loss. It is all that more heartbreaking that those who were lost should be the ones in this world that need the most protection our children. It was not war or illness or random happenstance that claimed the lives of 17 in Parkland, Florida. For if it had been, the parents, husbands, wives and relatives of those who lost their lives may have been afforded a eeting ballast in the sea of devastation which has no doubt now claimed their every waking, breathing moment. It was not a raging wild re, sweeping ood or unprecedented superstorm that swept into Parkland, leaving pain and suffering in its wake. No. It was a man with a gun and the will to do unspeakable evil. An armed gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day with the intent to do harm and his mission was successful. As a nation we have borne witness to other tragedies where students and teachers have faced the easy indifference of men with weapons and the desire to hurt for the sake of hurting. And increasingly, we have to face the loss of those who had barely started to live those whose lives were but in their infancy, with fullness and potential ahead. And, as a country, we are left to ask all of the usual questions that always seem to follow such tragedies: Why? What went wrong? Could this have been prevented? They are easy questions to ask; dif cult ones to answer. But no matter what happens over the next few days, weeks and months, as we learn more about the shooter and what may have pushed him to such incomprehensible lengths, one thing is for certain: We will never have an answer that will fully absolve us from our anger, our outrage, our fear of what could happen next. The Bible says, "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." We mourn this loss as one people, united in collective grief that spans age, race, color or creed. Unfortunately, there is little comfort to be found in this day, lest it be found in the arms of our children, our grandchildren and those we hold oh so near and dear. And perhaps, most importantly, in the remembrance of those whose comfort shall be a long time coming. Logan Mosby is editor of the Clearwater Beacon. 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Health & Fitness 11A Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 Health newsThe Morton Plant Mease BayCare Health System will offer a number of programs in March at various locations. Support groups and classes are free to the public unless a fee is noted. For information on upcoming programs, call 727-953-6877 or visit www. BayCareEvents.org. Participating locations include: Axelrod Pavilion, 400 Pinellas St., Clearwater Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo BayCare Outpatient Center, 12780 Race Track Road, Tampa BayCare Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater Powell Pavilion, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater St. Joseph's Children's Specialty Center at Mease Countryside, 3253 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Following is a list of March support groups and presentations. Wellness cancer Cancer Support Group (All) Wednesday, March 14 and 28, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, Fourth Floor (Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month) Cancer Support Group (Women) Monday, March 5 and 19, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room, Second Floor (First and Third Monday of the month) Cancer Support Group (Women) Tuesday, March 13 and 27, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, Fourth Floor. (Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month) Caregiver Support Group Wednesday, March 14 and 28, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Family Meeting Room, Fourth Floor Look Good Feel Better Monday, March 12, 10 a.m. Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room LUNA (Latinos United for a New Awakening) de Pinellas Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room. (Second Tuesday of the month) Multiple Myeloma Educational Group Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3 (First Saturday of the month) Mindfulness Meditation Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room Oasis Yoga Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room Ostomy Support Group Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Second Floor (Third Saturday of the Month) Prostate Cancer Discussion Group Tuesday, March 13, 2 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fourth Floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library (Second Tuesday of the month) Thyroid Cancer Support Group Saturday, March 10, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium, Room D (Second Saturday of the month)Wellness cardiac/circulation Heart Function Support Group Wednesday, March 14, Noon, CheekPowell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Community Room A (Second Wednesday of the month) Heart-Healthy Screening Thursday, March 8, Noon-5 p.m., Largo Public Library, Jenkins Community Room BWellness caregivers Alzheimer's Caregivers' Support Group Monday, March 12 and 26, 1011:30 a.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114 (Second and Fourth Monday of the month) Wellness parenting Boot Camp for New Dads Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25 Breastfeeding Class Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room Breastfeeding Class Sunday, March 11, 1 p.m. Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room Breastfeeding Class Sunday, March 18, 1 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room Breastfeeding Class Monday March 26, 6:30 p.m. Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room Breastfeeding Refresher 2.0 Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room Breastfeeding Support Group Infants Thursday, March 1 and 15, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. (First and Third Thursday of the month) Breastfeeding Support Group Wednesday, March 14 and 28, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth oor classroom (Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month) Breastfeeding Support Group Toddlers Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room (Second Thursday of the month) Car Seat Inspection Friday, March 9, 9, 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, ER Entrance, Fee: $10 Car Seat Inspection Sunday, March 11, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Front Entrance, Fee: $10 Car Seat Inspection Friday, March 23, 9, 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, ER Entrance, Fee: $10 Car Seat Inspection Sunday, March 25, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Front Entrance, Fee: $10 Cesarean Birth Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $25 Infant/Child CPR Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside, Meeting Rooms 1-3, Fee: $25 Infant/Child CPR Saturday, March 17, 12:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25 Infant/Child CPR Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25 Labor and Birthing Positions Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $25 Labor and Birthing Positions Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $25 Newborn Care Monday, March 12, 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $20 Newborn Care Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $20 Newborn Care Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $20 Newborn Care Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room Fee: $20 Basic Prepared Childbirth Half-Day Sunday, March 4, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $35 Basic Prepared Childbirth Half-Day Saturday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. Morton Plant Hospital, First Floor Community Room, Powell Pavilion, Fee: $35 Basic Prepared Childbirth Half-Day Sunday, March 18, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $35 Basic Prepared Childbirth Half-Day Saturday, March 24, 12:30 p.m. Morton Plant Hospital, First Floor Community Room, Powell Pavilion, Fee: $35 Prepared Childbirth Two-session series Tuesday, March 6 and 13, 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $35 Prepared Childbirth Two-session series Monday, March 12 and 19, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $35 Safe Sitter with CPR Thursday, March 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, Fee: $65 Sibling Class Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room Supporting Motherhood and More Tuesday, March 6, 4 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor OB Conference Room Supporting Motherhood and More Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, First Floor Community Room Waterbirth Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Fee: $25 Waterbirth Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $25Wellness other AWAKE: Sleep Disorder Support Group for Apnea Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3. (Third Wednesday of the month) Bariatric Support Group Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physician's Of ce Building Sixth Floor Bariatric Suite (First Tuesday of the month) COPD Screening Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Mease Countryside Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 105 COPD Screening Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Suite 310 CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Monday, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m. to noon, BayCare Outpatient Sleep Center (Every Monday) CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Sleep Disorders Center, Ste. 120. (Every Tuesday) CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 a.m. Noon, Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Sleep Disorders Center, Ste. 210. (Every Wednesday) CPAP / BI-PAP Clinic Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1 3 p.m., Morton Plant Sleep Disorders Center, Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion. (Every Wednesday) Diabetes Support Group Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms A & B Diabetes Support Group Monday, March 26, 3 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 4 Lung Disease Support Group Tuesday, March 6, 11 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Suite 310Morton Plant Mease schedules March programsSelect Walmart locations to host blood driveFebruary is American Heart Month. In support of the health of donors and patients in the community, select Walmart stores will host blood drives on Monday, Feb. 26. Donors will receive a wellness check-up as well as a $10 Walmart gift card. For locations and appointments, visit oneblood.org/Walmart or call 888-936-6283. Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome. All lifesaving donors enjoy a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.Local UOAA group to meetST. PETERSBURG The United Ostomy Associations of America af liated support group of St. Petersburg will meet Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., in the auditorium at St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg. All ostomates (new or experienced), ostomates' families, doctors, WOCN and ET nurses are invited to attend. Meetings are free and reservations are not required. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and concerns about this life-saving procedure to the meeting. The meeting will feature guest speaker Matthew Clark from the Coloplast manufacturing company. 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12A Outdoors Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018Snook on the move with rising water temperaturesSo far, this month has been beautiful. With another above average temperature week behind us, we have seen water temperatures climb from the low 60s to over 70 degrees in just two weeks. Schools of bait sh have returned to the shallows and so have the predatory sh that follow them. Spanish mackerel are around and soon we will see schools of king sh arrive. Steadily rising water temperatures have snook on the move. Creek mouths and their adjacent ats are good places to nd snook right now as are drainage pipes and many of the small bridges that cross over these creeks. Fishing the incoming tide with live pilchards has been outstanding this week. Live chumming in and around the mullet schools has produced periods of non-stop action for snook and a few nice red sh. Using 71/2 spinning rods with reels spooled with 10-pound braid is key to casting small pilchards to shallow water sh. Tail hooking the baits and free lining them with a 25pound leader will fool most nicky sh. Use a circle hook to keep from gut hooking the fish. Also, letting your baits swim away from the boat by opening the bail when they are pulling away from you will no doubt result in more strikes, especially from snook. Red sh are beginning to school. Look for the mullet schools to attract the red sh over the next few weeks. Until recently getting the red sh to put their guard down and feed has been a bit of a chore. Mainly relying on cut bait for reds the past couple of weeks, the sh are now beginning to feed more actively on live baits. Work those same ats that are holding snook and sooner or later the red sh will become curious enough to track down live baits. Seatrout shing has been excellent throughout Tampa Bay this winter and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Trout can be found holding around all the bay bridges as well as the shallows as they follow the mullet on and off the at. Soft-plastics work great for the aggressive trout and freelined pilchards won't be refused. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a sh photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein The great outdoorsBrooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com. Registration only required for children and not the accompanying adult. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. This free program is designed to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, visit www.weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com. For information, call 727-453-6500.Kenneth City to celebrate park openingKENNETH CITY The town of Kenneth City will celebrate the grand opening of Ernst Park on Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at 4600 58th St. N., Kenneth City. Attendees will celebrate the grand opening of newly renovated Ernst Park following a brief ribbon-cutting event at 5:30 p.m. The town will be hosting music, an outdoor movie, food vendors and more within the newly completed park. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to the park. Parking will be provided within the median areas along 46th Avenue, west of Ernst Park. For information, call 727-498-8948 or visit www. kennethcity .org.Shell club's seashell show set for SeminoleSEMINOLE The St. Petersburg Shell Club will present Legacy of Shells, the 71st annual seashell show, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N., Seminole. Hours will be Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults. Children 14 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free. There will be exhibits of local and worldwide shells, shells in art and craft, raf e items, as well as hourly door prizes. Junior naturalist walk setTARPON SPRINGS The junior naturalist walk will be Friday, Feb. 23, 9 to 10 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. This hike will teach young naturalists to observe nature with all their senses, discovering hidden wonders of Brooker Creek Preserve. This fun and educational hike offers a unique outdoor learning opportunity, best suited for youth ages 8 to 14. Volunteer hike guides will meet participants in the lobby of the education center 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Attendees should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, sneakers or boots. Insect repellent is strongly recommended. Hikers also should bring plenty of drinking water and a snack. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended. The hike is free. Advance registration required. Register online at www.brookercreekpreserve. eventbrite.com. Call 727-453-6800.Clearwater Audubon Society to host bird walkPALM HARBOR The Clearwater Audubon Society will meet for a bird walk Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 a.m., at Wall Springs Park, 3725 Desoto Blvd., Palm Harbor. All are welcome to participate. For information, call John at 727-461-4762.Moccasin Lake to present Birds in Classical Music programCLEARWATER As part of Clearwater Audubon's Beginner Birding Series in cooperation with the city of Clearwater, Birds in Classical Music will be presented Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Moccasin Lake Nature Park Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Lynn Sumerson will lead the entertaining and informative presentation. All ages are welcome. Brooker to offer photography hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Seasons of Florida Photography Hike will be Saturday, Feb. 24, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Participants will join photographers and naturalists Karl and Kathleen Nichter to explore and photograph the natural beauty of Brooker Creek Preserve. Photography tips and techniques will be discussed. In the event of rain, there will be a classroom session. The hike is free. Advance registration required. Register online at www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com. Call 727-453-6800.Brooker Creek to offer extended hikeTARPON SPRINGS An extended hike will be offered Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The hike will range from 2.8 to 4 miles. Hikers will look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Hike trails will be determined by trail condition. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome. Children under the ages of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and those younger than 10 may nd this hike challenging. Volunteer hike guides will meet participants in the lobby of the exhibit hall 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. Insect repellent is strongly recommended. Hikers also should bring plenty of drinking water and a snack. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended. The hike takes about three hours to complete. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com.Brooker to host wild ower garden workdayTARPON SPRINGS A wild ower garden workday will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Join Brooker Creek Preserve volunteers on the last Saturday of each month to help maintain the wild ower garden. Attendees should wear closed-toe shoes and bring hand gardening tools, gloves, hat and bug repellent. Organizers will provide breakfast snacks and coffee. No gardening experience is necessary. For information, call 727-453-6800.Hikers to explore Brooker Creek's swamp, sandhill communitiesTARPON SPRINGS The Swamp and Sandhill Surprises Hike will be offered Sunday, Feb. 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Hikers will take a leisurely 1-mile hike to uncover natural wonders in Brooker Creek's wet and dry habitats. Participants will be led by a volunteer hike guide. The hike is free. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve. eventbrite.com.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, March 1, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.eventbrite.com. Registration only required for children and not the accompanying adult. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Brooker to host forest hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Florida Forests Guided Hike will be offered Friday, March 2, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Lara Milligan, a UF/IFAS Pinellas Extension Natural Resources Agent, will lead a hike through the forest at Brooker Creek Preserve. Participants will explore the woods of the county's "wildest place." Hikers are encouraged to bring binoculars, cameras and questions. The hike is free. Registration is required. Call 727-453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve. eventbrite.com.Safety Harbor seeks volunteers for community clean-up eventSAFETY HARBOR The city of Safety Harbor is seeking volunteers to make the community cleaner, greener and more beautiful just in time for spring. On Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will assist in cleaning up Safety Harbor parks and play-spaces. After the cleanup is completed, volunteers are invited to a lunch at the Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center, 329 S. Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor. Organizers will provide lunch and guest speakers will share ways that residents can manage their own spring cleaning. Guest speakers will include Art Finn, Safety Harbor's certified arborist, who will talk to volunteers about landscaping; Joe Caisse, Safety Harbor Garden Club member, who will talk about invasive plants such as the air potato; and Jan Tracy, Pinellas County Solid Waste, who will talk about the county's chemical collections services, the importance of recycling and how to properly dispose of unused or outdated prescriptions. Safety Harbor residents will also have the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted household items without a fee being charged. 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Military 13A Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 Military newsMichael BastowSEMINOLE AST 3 Justin Michael Bastow recently graduated from USCG as an Aviation Survival Technician at the United States Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Bastow is the son of John and Leanne Bastow of Seminole. Aviation Survival Technicians are commonly known as Helicopter Rescue Swimmers. They are a small group within the U.S. Coast Guard, only about 300 of them service-wide. To join their ranks, candidates must endure physical and mental challenges that rival those facing any potential Army Ranger, Navy SEAL or Air Force Pararescueman. They are trained to operate in a variety of maritime environments. AST's are highly conditioned rescue and survival experts, as well as highly capable life support equipment technicians. AST's may nd themselves deployed into a myriad of challenging scenarios ranging from hurricanes and cliff rescues to emergency medical evacuations from ships at sea. AST's train year-round to prepare mentally and physically for the challenges they may face as Helicopter Rescue Swimmers. All AST's must be in superior physical shape and possess a high level mental acuity and outstanding military bearing. Training is extremely stressful and is designed to identify those candidates who possess the physical and mental skills to handle the rigors of being a helicopter rescue swimmer. A high degree of con dence in, around, and underneath the water is required. Bastow will be stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon.Austin S. KierSEMINOLE U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin S. Kier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kier is the son of Dana and Theresa Kier of Seminole. He graduated in 2011 from Seminole High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in 2015 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Madeira Beach American Legion honors Gold Star MothersMADEIRA BEACH The National Security Committee of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 273, Madeira Beach, recently conducted Hugs for Mom, a two-day event to bene t the Tampa Bay Chapter of The American Gold Star Mothers. The event took place Sunday, Jan. 14 and 28, at the American Legion Post at 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach. The name of the event references and honors a past event chaired by ALA Auxiliary PastPresident Cathy Larkin-Richards who passed away just months after the rst Hugs campaign. The American Gold Star Mothers is a national, nonprofit veterans' service organization of women who have lost a child while in military service, died as a result of that service or are missing in action. "Our Gold Star Moms do so much to promote patriotism and respect for our nation," said Rhonda Brailey-Maurer, Unit 273 National Security chairman and event co-organizer. Brailey-Maurer and co-chairman Wendy Donnelly began the event in April 2017 by calling out to more than 7,500 members of Post 273 to ask for their help by donating "patriotic household" items. The campaign continued until the event in January with over 60 donated items for purchase via silent auction and raf es. "One hundred percent of the $3,100 raised went directly to the AGSM," said Donnelly in a press release. "It makes so much sense for our allfemale American Legion Auxiliary to promote the American Gold Star Mothers." Donnelly estimated over 300 attendees, 20 volunteers and 12 members of the AGSM in attendance over the two-day event, along with a special appearance by The Bomber Girls on Jan. 14. Lou Miosi, a representative of the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, presented his creations of wall art canvas to the Post 273 of cers on Jan. 9 at a luncheon sponsored by the post. Jan Proper, photographer and artist with the Pinellas Park Art Society, contacted the event organizers in December and made an impressive donation of personal collectibles along with over a dozen pieces of original artwork and photography representing herself and many members of the art society. "The Pinellas Park Art Society's contributions really made the show," said Patricia Penna, Navy veteran and event volunteer. Other contributors included the gift shop Sign of the Dolphin, local artists Sandy Black and Barrie West, and crafter and auxiliary member Pam Koewing-Rasmussen.The National Security Committee of the American Legion Auxiliary is an active group of women of the Unit 273 Auxiliary who are dedicated to assisting not only the AGSM but also the USO Central Florida Tampa, the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of Tampa Bay, (those with children in active service or who have been honorably discharged), and Operation Homefront, a program that provides emergency nancial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded heroes. Brailey-Maurer has headed up this committee for the past four years. 727-596-2995  WeSellPinellas.com081017 America’s Leading Discount Real Estate Company WeWill Sell Your Home For As Low As$2,995!PAID AT CLOSING *James McGathey HD Vest Advisor, Securities offered through H.D. Vest Investment Services SM. 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Live here year-round or use as your winter getaway. No pets. MLS#U7846886. Riskin. $135,000. 2BR/1BA with 2 Bonus Rooms on a corner lot. Alley access, close to shopping, Parks, Schools and a short ride to our beautiful Gulf Beaches. On Bus Line. MLS#U7848301. Champagne & Abbott. $128,500. WATERFRONT BUNGALOW Charming 1,736 Sq. Ft. 3BR/3BA/2 Car Garage home on wide open, deep water (79 feet of waterfront). Lots of charm and many upgrades. Large, composite dock. Perfect location with just a short 5 minute walk to the beach, restaurants and John's Pass. A perfect home in a beautiful area just waiting for the new owner. MLS#U7847520. Reid. $549,000. Beautiful, spacious, end unit with water views from every window. Bamboo ooring, updated kitchen. Washer and Dryer. Walk-closet in large master bedroom. Lovely 55+ community. MLS#U7847704. Coughlan. $94,900. Nice block 2 Bedroom home with ceramic tile and laminate ooring throughout. Enclosed back porch opens to wood deck and spacious fenced yard with shed. Roof approximately 2 years old and A/C 2011. Great convenient, central location. MLS#U7847748. Schroeder. $169,000. SUN KETCH Lovely 2BR/1BA/1 townhome on the Isle of Capri, one of the nicest isles of Treasure Island. Carpet and ceramic tile flooring, vaulted ceiling, utility room with washer & dryer and screened balcony. Oversized garage fits 2 cars. 30-day minimum lease,1 pet allowed, No age restrictions. Great community. MLS#U7847821. Devine. $220,000. REDINGTON SHORES 2BR/1BA clean and cozy Beach home in desirable Surfside Beach. Diagonal tile throughout, furnished or unfurnished. Fenced backyard with large shed. Excellent for full-time living or as an annual/seasonal rental. Home is part of the Surfside Beach Club Subdivision that has a private beach front park with covered picnic tables, showers and beach access with private parking All for $30 per year! MLS#U7847939. Sirabella. $284,900. FIVE TOWNS Spacious 4th oor unit in the Ivy Bldg. in Five Towns. Top oor unit has a Great room with a great view of the green space with mature oak trees. Updated bathrooms. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet. HVAC replaced 2016. Newer laminate oors. Five Towns has 6 pools (4 heated), Fitness Center, Tennis Courts, Shuf eboard Courts and 2 Clubhouses. Close to shopping and our beautiful Beaches. MLS#U7848351. Fesperman. $91,500. SEMINOLE 3/2/2 POOL HOME Absolutely beautiful home with a split oor plan. Many Updates including roof, A/C, windows, electrical panel, pool pump, master bath, pool, deck and more. Fireplace. Laundry room. Meticulously cared for home. Seminole schools. Close to Pinellas trail. Shops and restaurants at the new Seminole City Center and our Beautiful beaches. MLS#U7848132. Marlett & Sundell. $379,900. Newer built 3/2.5/2 on Madeira Beach! Steps to the beach, on a marina with gorgeous views. Open concept with high ceilings and upscale kitchen. Upstairs split plan bedrooms with laundry room. All ages, 1 pet and minimum 1 year lease allowed. Pool and spa overlooks water. Enjoy the restaurants, shops and waterfront activities at John's Pass Village. MLS#U7843044. Jarnberg. $500.000. GREAT STARTER HOME WATERFRONT TOWNHOME COLONIAL COURT GREAT CURB APPEAL COLONIAL ISLES Real estate newsmakers What’s Selling in Pinellas County 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath St. Petersburg $284,210 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath St. Petersburg $152,000 Fabulous waterfront villa with spectacular views just minutes from gorgeous Gulf beaches. This end unit boasted a large Florida room and a private, deeded dock with water, electric and a 16,500 lb. lift. Sandy HartmannKeller Williams Seminole/Sandy Hartmann & Associates Gorgeous custom designed 3,400 sq. ft. pool home with oversized driveway/3+ car garage located just 3 miles from Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach. Situated on a cul-de-sac, with dormers and tremendous curb appeal. 4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bath Largo $488,500 SOLD SOLD Great Bay Pines location. Located within a quarter mile of the VA Hospital and 1.5 miles to Gulf Beaches. SOLD Contempporary 2,300 sq. ft. townhome at the elite gated waterfront community of The Shoals! Enjoy daily sunsets and just steps from the beach! 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath North Redington Bch $470,000 SOLDMary ButlerRealty Executives/Adamo & AssociatesMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionRich RippetoeColdwell Banker /Sunvista Realty Historic Indian Rocks Beach property sells for $1.7 millionINDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Granger House, thought to be one of the oldest standing structures on Indian Rocks Beach, recently sold for $1.7 million. Area residents needn't worry about losing the landmark property which was built in 1901, as the new owners plan to keep the building intact, according to Julie Folden, selling agent with Coastal Properties Group International. Originally built as a beachfront cottage, the Granger House was named after Beverly Ann Granger who bought the property in 1994 and converted it into an income producing motel. Among her more famous guests was Richard Schaal, an actor, writer and rst-generation member of Second City, the popular television sketch comedy show more commonly known as SCTV. The Granger House has operated as a beachfront inn for more than two decades. Located at 610 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach, the four-unit property is comprised of one and two bedroom suites and two studio cottages. Features include a lagoon-style swimming pool, hot tub, pine oors and French doors which open to balconies overlooking the beach. "This charming beachfront inn is reminiscent of Old Florida' and has an established place in Indian Rocks Beach history," said Folden in a press release. "The new owners appreciate the historical signi cance of the Granger House and are excited about its continued use by visiting tourists, residents from neighboring communities and repeat customers." Brooke May joins RE/MAX ACR Elite GroupBELLEAIR BLUFFS RE/MAX ACR Elite Group recently welcomed Brooke May. May joins the Joanne Brems & Associates team at RE/MAX ACR Elite Group's Largo/Belleair Bluffs of ce. Engel & Všlkers Madeira Beach advisors pursue GRI designationMADEIRA BEACH Engel & Všlkers Madeira Beach recently announced that four of its real estate advisors are pursuing the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. Evan Pedone, Marie Smith, Michael Saracusa and Mary Beattie all completed the rst of three required courses. "Our real estate advisors are very highly trained, dedicated to their professions and passionate about providing the highest level of service to their clients," said Cherie Pattishall, license partner. 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Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 FEBRUARY 24-25  COACHMAN PARK DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER CLEARWATERBlue skies. Fresh seafood. Red hot blues. Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but in Florida the weather is just right for an outdoor festival. The two-day Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. By LEE CLARK ZUMPE  Tampa Bay Newspapers Photos SUBMITTEDTop: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Saturday’s headliner, will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Below: Ana Popovic, the festival headliner, will take the stage Sunday at 7 p.m. Gates will open at noon on both days. General admission is free. Reserved seating is $25 a person and includes a designated seating area and a chair. VIP seating is $70 a person and includes a designated seating area, a chair and a VIP dinner served by Frenchy’s. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www. myclearwaterevents.com/featured-events/sea -blues-festival or call 727-562-4700. The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival is the only Pinellas celebration that features both a full schedule of blues artists as well as seafood selections from local restaurants and food vendors. Presented in Coachman Park, this yearly festival has become one of Clearwater’s most beloved signature events, and appeals to thousands of residents and visitors during February each year. Saturday’s performers include George Worthmore, The Steepwater Band, Super Doppler, Greyhounds, ZZ Ward and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Sunday’s performers include David Julia, Rusty Wright Band, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon and Ana Popovic. Schedule and artists are subject to change. Staying true to its name, guests can enjoy seafood dishes from the area’s best restaurants bringing their local avors to the park. Festivalgoers may bring one sealed bottle of water per person along with a small bag (subject to inspection), blankets, palm size camera or phone, ticket, and a low-pro le lawn chair. Pets, except for assistance animals, are not permitted at Clearwater Sea-Blues. The following items and practices also are not allowed at the event:  Grills or open ames of any kind  Illegal drugs or substances  Weapons of any kind  Outside food or coolers  Umbrellas and large bags  Recording devices such as Go Pro, iPads and video cameras  Drones  Fireworks or laser pointers  Tents or canopies  Glass According to Kris Koch, planning for the 2018 Sea-Blues Festival started as soon as the curtains came down on last year’s event. Koch is Clearwater’s planning, projects and events manager. “As soon as the event ends we pull together our team and discuss what went well and what we can improve on,” Koch said. “Our primary goals are to make our guests feel safe and secure while offering them a world-class event that is fun and affordable.” Koch said that organizers have a running list of artists fans would like to see. They begin working on the lineup 10 to 12 months before the festival and typically have a full lineup by September. “We use several different criteria for selecting performers,” Koch explained. “What separates this festival from many other blues festivals is how we mold our lineups. For instance, this year our Saturday has modern blues performers that all have a different style and dynamic to their music and performances. Our Sunday lineup features two of the more dynamic female blues musicians that are out there right now (Ana Popovic and Samantha Fish) along with Chicago blues legend Toronzo Cannon.” In addition to crafting an appealing entertainment lineup, organizers give equal attention to the festival’s other important component: food. Koch said the event is an opportunity to introduce thousands of visitors to the world-class seafood scene in Clearwater. “Brands like Frenchy’s and Baystar (Island Way Grill, Salt Rock Grill, Rumba) are available and showcase the food that has made them famous,” Koch said. “We choose local vendors who represent our area well and try to nd vendors that offer a wide variety of items that our fans are looking for.” Among this year’s participating restaurants and food vendors will be the Baystar Restaurant Group, Frenchy’s, Clear Sky, Crabby Bill’s, GypsyFish, Rich & Rise Thai and Papa John’s along with vendors selling kettle corn, ice cream and desserts. Koch said attendees could expect between 15 and 20 vendors at the event. Longtime attendees will nd a few new elements have been added to the annual event. “In addition to the great food and music that has kept fans coming back year after year, this year we are also incorporating an arts component to the festival where local artists will be creating a mural commemorating the festival,” Koch said. The mural will be unveiled during the weekend’s festivities. “We Sea-Blues FESTIVALCLEARWATER See SEA-BLUES, reverse ap

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Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 also will feature some ‘live art throwdowns’ where artists will be creating pieces centered around the festival that fans can vote on and then bid on also.” Homeless Empowerment Project has been named as the festival’s community partner. HEP will have booths around the venue where they will be raising money through raffles and auctions while spreading the word of their cause. “Other fan amenities added include an enhanced ‘ride-share’ pickup/dropoff location for those fans using a ride service to attend the festival,” Koch said. “Also, the Jolley Trolley as well as the Clearwater Ferry are available for those traveling in to the event.” Since its debut, the Clearwater SeaBlues Festival has continued to grow in size and popularity. Koch predicts this year’s turnout will rival – if not exceed – recent years. “We have entertained over 58,000 fans the past three years and fully expect to break another attendance record again this year as our VIP and reserved ticket sales numbers have been great,” he said. “VIP tickets are almost sold out but reserved tickets will remain available by visiting www. sea-blues.com or www.etix.com.” For event details, visit sea-blues. com.Smokin’ blues weekendThis year’s festival lineup features a variety of internationally known performers and local blues artists. Following is a summary of this year’s anticipated performance schedule: Saturday, Feb. 24 Noon – Gates open 12:30 p.m. – George Worthmore 2 p.m. – The Steepwater Band 3:30 p.m. – Super Doppler 5 p.m. – Greyhounds 6:30 p.m. – ZZ Ward 8:30 p.m. – Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Sunday, Feb. 25 Noon – Gates open 12:30 p.m. – David Julia 2 p.m. – Rusty Wright Band 3:30 p.m. – Samantha Fish 5 p.m. – Toronzo Cannon 7 p.m. – Ana Popovic Kenny Wayne Shepherd Saturday’s headliner, hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. Ever since he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 7, Shepherd has been driven by a deeply-ingrained musical passion. He learned classic blues tunes by meticulously studying his dad’s record collection. Over the course of his career, his albums have sold millions of copies worldwide and received ve Grammy nominations and two Billboard Music Awards, as well as a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive Award and two Blues Music awards. He’s also scored six No. 1 blues albums and a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles. Shepherd was just 16 when he burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album “Ledbetter Heights.” His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort “Trouble Is …” also went Platinum and gained a similar level of radio airplay. In 2017, he released “Lay It On Down.” “I wanted to make an album of great American roots music, and the end result is something that I’m really pleased with,” he said in a press release from Michael J. Media Group. “I wanted to play to our strengths, but I also wanted to make an album full of music that people haven’t heard from us before. I’m pulling from a lot of different periods and genres on this one. I wanted to strike a balance between the heavy emotional stuff and the stuff that will put a smile on your face. A new album should feel new and refreshing, and this one de nitely feels that way to me.” Festival headliner Ana Popovic performs Sunday at 7 p.m. Based in Los Angeles, Popovic was born in Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia). She grew up in a family where music was very important. Throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age of 15. Since then, Popovic has developed into a phenomenal guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world. Popovic is currently on the road promoting her new triple album “Trilogy.” “In an era where most are skeptic about the current state and future of the music industry, I wanted ‘Trilogy’ to tell a different story,” Popovic said on her website. “The record biz might be broken and Spotify might rip us off, but that can’t keep an artist down. Creativity is very much alive, and music is the celebration of life.” Among the other artists set to perform at this year’s Clearwater Sea-Blues is The Steepwater Band a Chicago blues-rock out t. The Steepwater Band released “Shake Your Faith,” their sixth full-length album, in 2016. The album was recorded at Crushtone Studios, in the shadows of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Shake Your Faith” was produced by the band along with studio veteran Jim Wirt, who has also worked with Fiona Apple, Incubus and the Buffalo Killers. As with most TSB albums, the sound and songwriting on “Shake Your Faith” has grown and expanded, yet retained the true nature of the band. Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Although the band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their in uences, absorbing everything from psychedelia to Americana, from jazz to ’50s rock and roll music. Originally known as Major and the Monbacks, Super Doppler is a psychedelic rock band hailing from Norfolk, Virginia. According to Shore Fire Media, the band initially grew out of informal, after-school bedroom jams led by bassist Cole Friedman and his twin brother Neal, a gifted keyboard player and singer. Initially, the teenage musicians had a revolving door policy, with players arriving and departing. Gradually, the band’s sound matured and its structure evolved into a core six-piece ensemble featuring the Friedman twins, brothers Michael and Bryan Adkins (guitar/vocals and drums), percussionist Tyler West, and guitarist/ vocalist Harry Slater. After the name change, Super Doppler released the band’s sophomore effort. “Moonlight Anthems,” produced by Matthew E. White of Spacebomb Records, is a raucous blend of soul, roots, and rock that tips its cap equally to Levon Helm and John Lennon. In their 11 days in the studio, Super Doppler recorded live as a band as much as possible in order to convey the excitement of their shows, but they made sure to leave time to get a little weird, too. “Some of these songs we’d been playing on the road for a year and we really wanted to capture that live energy,” said Cole. “But we also wanted to experiment and overdub. We’d manipulate the tape and mess around with the analog outboard gear, and a lot of those subtleties are really important to the sound.” Florida’s own David Julia will kick off Sunday’s musical lineup, hitting the stage at 12:30 p.m. A resident of Minneola in Lake County, Julia started performing at age 7. By age 10, he had secured a professional gig. He was on the road playing venues and festivals all over Florida by age 12. Considered a guitar prodigy, Julia knows how to deliver smokin’ blues with lightning licks, killer grooves and rich vocals. To date, he’s appeared with and played with some of the top names in the business such as JP Soars, Albert Castiglia, Victor Wainwright, Terry Hanck, Tom Hambridge, Selwyn Birchwood, Butch Trucks, Jarekus Singelton, Bob Margolin and Tommy Castro. According to public relations agency Devious Planet, after launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions. Fish delivers some of her most compelling music to date with her 2017 release “Belle of the West,” her fth studio album. The deeply soulful, personally charged 11-song set showcases Fish’s sublime acoustic guitar skills as well as her rootsy, emotionally resonant songwriting. Since the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut “The Chicago Way,” contemporary blues guitarist/vocalist/songwriter (and Chicago Transit Authority bus driver) Toronzo Cannon has burst onto the international stage as one of Chicago’s – and the world’s – most acclaimed next-generation bluesmen. Cannon earned his fame through the overwhelming response to his album, the sheer force of his music, his original songs and his live charisma. Since the CD’s release, he’s played major cities all over the U.S., Canada and Europe, delivering one hard-rocking performance after another. According to Intrepid Artists International, Cannon’s unof cial launch from local hero to national star took place in June 2015 at the world-renowned Chicago Blues Festival, where he performed as a festival headliner for the massive crowd. After announcing that he had just signed with Alligator Records, he delivered a riveting set, instantly earning tens of thousands of new fans. For additional festival information, visit sea-blues.com. Photo by ALYSSE GAFKJENSamantha Fish takes the stage Feb. 25 at the Clearwater SeaBlues Festival. SEA-BLUES, from front ap Photo courtesy of SHORE FIRE MEDIASuper Doppler plays Feb. 24 at the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival.

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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, February 22, 2018  Visit www.TBNweekly.com “Carousel,” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; Feb. 22 through March 11, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Voted best musical of the 20th century by “Time,” this show features a timeless story, dazzling lights, rollicking songs and a bad boy to melt your heart. When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. He is given a chance to make good, but is it too little too late, or will a lucky star save him and those he loves? The show features hit songs such as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “If I Loved You.”  Blast Friday featuring The Romantics, Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Presented by Bank of America, the free food and craft festival returns to the Cleveland Street district for its eighth season. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. The original members of The Romantics – Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill and Rich Cole – formally became a band on Valentine’s Day 1977. Nearly 30 years later, they are still known for having created some of the most in uential and beloved rock and roll of all time, including their hit songs “What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep” and “One in a Million.”  Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Headliners will include the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Ana Popovic. General admission is free. Saturday’s performers include George Worthmore, The Steepwater Band, Super Doppler, Greyhounds, ZZ Ward and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Sunday’s performers include David Julia, Rusty Wright Band, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon and Ana Popovic. Schedule and artists subject are to change. Staying true to its name, guests can enjoy seafood dishes from the area’s best restaurants bringing their local avors to the park. For information, visit www.facebook.com/clearwaterseablues.  St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, in South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is free. The event – set in the park directly across from the Museum of Fine Arts – is a ‘boutique’ ne art festival featuring approximately 120 of Florida’s and America’s top ne artisans. The event is co-sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg and is coordinated with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.  The Legendary Ladies of Motown featuring Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves, Sunday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com. From “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “Where Did Out Love Go” to “Heat Wave” and “Dancing in the Street,” Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha Reeves of the Vandellas reign today as two of Motown’s most beloved singers, with 14 Billboard No. 1 singles, seven Billboard No. 1 albums, and 42 Top 10 singles between them. Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURESFrom left, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Tuva Novotny, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez star in “Annihilation” from P aramount Pictures and Skydance. Opening this weekend Portman stars in ‘Annihilation,’ based on Southern Reach Trilogy; ‘Game Night’ opens 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:‘Game Night’Genre: Comedy and action Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Chelsea Peretti, Michael C. Hall and Kyle Chandler Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Rated: R Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams team up in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night.” Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game … right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game” – nor Brooks – are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends nd themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had … or, it’s game over.‘Annihilation’Genre: Thriller, action and science ction Cast: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny Director: Alex Garland Rated: R Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity. “Annihilation,” directed by Alex Garland, is based on the acclaimed Photo courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESRachel McAdams stars as Annie and Jason Bateman as Max in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “GAME NIGHT,” a Warner Bros. 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018EOT to stage ‘Annie Get Your Gun’LARGO – Eight O’Clock Theatre will present “Annie Get Your Gun,” running March 2-18, at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $28.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. For information on Eight O’Clock Theatre, visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. “Annie Get Your Gun” features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and original book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. It has been revised by Peter Stone. 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 Bill’s Wild West Show, she falls head over heels in love. The womanizing Frank Butler can’t help but be charmed by the rough and nave Annie. Despite hard luck, pride, and sabotage, Annie triumphs and learns that, in fact, there’s no business like show business. The tuneful score boasts classics such as “They Say it’s Wonderful,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,” “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning” and the rousing “Anything You Can Do.” Eight O’Clock Theatre’s production of “Annie Get Your Gun” is directed by Linda Weir. She is joined by James Grenelle as choreographer/stage manager. Grenelle is assisted by Jonathan Pouliot. Jeremy Silverman serves as music director. The cast includes Sadra Bostick as Annie and Brian Yarbrough as Frank, both of whom are joined on stage by their children, Sophie and Ryder. “This show has some of the best voices, in the leads and the ensemble, that EOT has ever had,” said Weir. “With all the sadness and division in the country, ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is the perfect show escape. It’s lled with great music, fun characters, beautiful costumes – plus love and romance. Spend two hours with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and throw all your troubles away for a little while.” “It’s always great to work on a classic show,” said Grenelle. “It reminds us of a time where you could enjoy catchy, hummable songs and it ends happily. A lot of modern shows don’t give you that ‘feel good’ feeling like you get with a classic musical.”Afternoon tea event to bene t The Florida OrchestraST. PETERSBURG – In honor of The Florida Orchestra’s 50th anniversary year, the Florida Orchestra Guild will host an afternoon tea on Tuesday, March 27, 2 to 4 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. All proceeds from the tea will bene t the orchestra. The catered event will feature a Parade of Hats and a program on taking tea for business and pleasure, presented by Kay Leonard, protocol of cer for the Joint Special Operations University at MacDill Air Force Base. She received her professional certi cate from the Protocol School of Washington, D.C., including an advanced class taught by the school’s founder. Dignitaries and high-ranking of cials from around the world, for whom formalities are necessary, are regular visitors to MacDill. Sponsorships for the afternoon tea are available. For information, call 727-528-6595. Individual reservations are $50. Checks may be sent to J. Burnett, 720 49th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33703, made payable to the Florida Orchestra Guild, St. Petersburg, and annotated for the March 27 afternoon tea. For information, call Joan Jaicks, chairman of the event, at 727-8965097.CanAmGer Band to performCLEARWATER – The Suncoast Jazz Society will sponsor the CanAmGer Band on Sunday, March 18, 2:30 to 5 p.m., at Kapok Events Pavillion, 930 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $15 for society members and $20 for nonmembers. For information, call 727-215-2938.West Coast Players to stage ‘Polish Joke’CLEARWATER – West Coast Players will present “Polish Joke,” a comedy by David Ives, running March 9-25, at 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21. For information, visit www.wcplayers.com. This production will be directed by Rick Bronson. In this comedy about ethnic identity and the eternal American search to belong, Jasiu, a Polish-American, who has been taught not to value his own roots, decides to make his own. His adventures – alternately zany and heartbreaking – help him discover who he is and what it means to be a Pole. Morean Arts Center announces ‘Fresh Squeezed’ exhibitionST. PETERSBURG – Following a successful run of “Fresh Squeezed: Emerging Artists in Florida” in spring 2017, “Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida” will open Saturday, March 10, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The exhibition will continue through Sunday, April 27. The featured artists will include Catherine Gomez, Glenyse Thompson, Jack Fields, Katrina Sarah Miller, Lauren Mitchell and Matthew Cicanese. Each artist brings a “fresh” perspective to their artistic medium, breaking boundaries, creating dialogue and showcasing Florida with a twist. Guests can expect to see artwork in a wide range of mediums including photography, painting, puppetry and more. Although the artists are exhibiting their works together, each of the distinguished galleries in the Morean Arts Center will be dedicated to one artist to provide an intimate, solo show experience. The purpose of “Fresh Squeezed” is to encourage, support and celebrate emerging artists who y under the radar, who haven’t had their big break and whose work may not be typical gallery or museum fare. “’Fresh Squeezed’ is what the Morean is all about – providing emerging artists with their ‘big break.,’” said Amanda Cooper in a press release. Cooper is curator of exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center. “They’re able to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting and take that experience as they continue to grow as artists.” On Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lauren Mitchell and Glenyse Thompson will discuss their work, what it’s like to be in “Fresh Squeezed,” where they see their careers going and more at the Morean. “Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida” opens in conjunction with the PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibition that features works from emerging artists Christopher Velez, Nicholas Glenn and Sara David, all seniors in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. The Morean Arts Center is also featuring the youth and teen exhibition “Did You Ever See…? Word & Image Arts in Education Partnership,” on display in the Risser Gallery through April 15. For information, visit MoreanArtsCenter.org or call 727-822-7872, ext. 2210.Tarpon Art Guild expands gallery, adds artists TARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Art Guild, at 118 E. Tarpon Ave. in Tarpon Springs, recently announced an expansion to a second gallery. Both the East and West Galleries are located at 118 E. Tarpon Ave. Six new artists have been added to the seven already showing their ne art. The new artists, all local area award-winning painters, are Kathy Detrano, Susan Duda, Lynn Kopala, Susan McCubbin, Mary Louise Pollock, and Janice Wojcik. They join artists Frank Hipp, Anneke Hulstein, Patsy Renz, Heather Risley, Petera Semple, Tom Wilke, and jewelry designer Ruth Lovett. A month-long celebration and resident artist show will take place during the month of March. For more information, call 727-744-3323.Tarpon Art Guild to host artist’s receptionTARPON SPRINGS – A reception for artist Petera Semple will take place Friday, March 2, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Tarpon Art Guild, 118 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Semple, a fth generation Floridian, was raised in Tarpon Springs. She traveled the world while being employed by Pan American Airways and enjoyed the opportunity to experience the art and culture of many countries. She has studied with several well-known artists and now paints her Florida surroundings with rich, full color, and an intimate knowledge of her subject matter. Having received many awards from the art associations of which she is a member, Semple fully enjoys capturing the ambiance of her Florida lifestyle in paint. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge. Call 727-744-3323 for more information.Gulfport Merchants Association to host Art & Gallery WalkGULFPORT – A Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk will take place Saturday, March 17, 6 to 10 p.m., in Gulfport’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.HPDA to host annual luncheonSEMINOLE – The Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists will host its 19th annual luncheon and fundraiser Saturday, March 10, 10:30 a.m., at Faith Community Church, 11501 Walker Ave., N., Seminole. Creativity abounds as members select themes and decorate tables with hand painted items and centerpieces to present to their guests. Baskets, art pieces and hand painted furniture are also raf ed off to support the club and its philanthropic efforts. Luncheon tickets are $20 and may be purchased by contacting Toni VanKirk at 727-392-2670. At this event, club members will be collecting food donations for a local food bank and the SPCA. HPDA has over 75 members and is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. In addition to hosting painting workshops in all mediums and encouraging art education in the community, the group has participated in various charitable projects including partnering with a Peace Corps volunteer to send art supplies and books to a school in Jamaica, donating painted items to local hospitals and contributing to local food pantries and the SPCA. For information, visit www.hpda .com. A&E news See A&E NEWS, page 10B FOOD FUN COCKTAILS GAMESTOWN'S BEST SPORTS COVERAGE $1.00 TacosTue. Wed. 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Make an effort to more closely monitor your nancial situation.CancerJune 22 – July 22Don’t be so quick to write off someone you thought was out of your life, Cancer. This person may play an integral role in your life this week. LeoJuly 23 – August 22You might need to channel some newfound excitement, Leo. Perhaps there is a special project brewing or a party on the horizon. Keep up the good cheer.VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Virgo, everyone makes mistakes, and those who move forward learn from their past errors. If you stumble, dust yourself off and get back into the game this week.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Don’t consistently doubt yourself, Libra. Be confident that you can make decisions that will ensure your family’s success and happiness for years to come.ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21Juggling too many items at once often ends with one of the balls dropping, Scorpio. Call on your support network to lend a helping hand when the juggling act gets too dif cult. 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Entertainment 3B Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018Let’s just pretend that this movie isn’t extraordinary for all the obvious reasons. Let’s forget about how it has been shattering box of ce records. Let’s put aside the fact that it unequivocally stands as a cultural event. And let’s also try to ignore any negativity being generated by a handful of small-minded trolls who, given their social media soapboxes and cyberspace bullhorns, nd it necessary to vociferously broadcast their intolerance and ignorance. How does “Black Panther” hold up as a superhero action flick? Brilliantly, in fact. The film enters the genre as the 18th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fitting snugly in between last year’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and the forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War,” due in theaters May 4. It’s not a surprise that with such a sprawling canon, lms from Marvel Studios have employed certain formulaic elements that often makes them feel similar. Even in story-crafting, there’s nothing wrong with repeating best practices, particularly when the tales being told t into one shared universe. Lately, Marvel Studios has begun pushing the boundaries of its established moviemaking blueprints. This has become more pronounced with the Phase 3 lms, including the subtly subversive aspects of “Captain America: Civil War” and the mind-bending action sequences of “Doctor Strange.” To further illustrate how Marvel is spicing up its recipe, just look at the difference in tone between “Thor: The Dark World” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” That brings us to “Black Panther,” ostensibly a superhero origin lm lling in the background information for the titular character who made his MCU debut in “Captain America: Civil War.” But it’s much more than an origin story. “Black Panther” is the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who inherits the throne of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation powered by the super metal vibranium. His ascension is almost immediately followed by the appearance of a powerful old enemy. T’Challa must act decisively, both as ruler of Wakanda and as Black Panther, to safeguard his people and their way of life. That may sound like the standard superhero versus super-villain treatment, but for “Black Panther,” that bit is just the window dressing. Running counterpoint to T’Challa’s tale is the sequence of events leading to the rise of Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Although the genesis of his rage doesn’t excuse his violent actions, it helps the audience understand his bitterness and antagonism. Smooth pacing allows for electrifying action sequences set against the lush African landscape, a slick museum heist facilitated by Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and an exhilarating car chase through South Korea – and that’s just for openers. Director Ryan Coogler and cinematographer Rachel Morrison weave into the tapestry gorgeous scenery, striking mythic elements and the high-tech cityscape of Wakanda. The lm is brimming with compelling, fully-rounded characters, such as Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), a spy working to end human traf cking (as well as a romantic interest for T’Challa); Okoye (Danai Gurira), the head of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces of Wakanda; Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Wakanda’s regal Queen Ramonda; and Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s snarky scientist sister. Forest Whitaker gives a solid performance in the supporting role of Zuri, an elder statesman and spiritual leader in Wakanda. Also appearing in “Black Panther” is Martin Freeman, reprising his role as Everett K. Ross, a CIA agent who appeared in “Captain America: Civil War.” While Freeman’s portrayal of the character is first-rate, the inclusion of Ross seems contrived. It makes one wonder if his insertion into the storyline was Coogler’s call or if it might have been a mandate from studio executives keen to add a familiar face simply for continuity’s sake. That small misstep, a few CGI bungles and the two not-so-exciting in-credit scenes are the lm’s only shortcomings. It would be easy to quote two or three lines of dialog so profound and poignant that they more than make up for any trivial gaffe or miscalculation in this magni cent lm. For instance – well, you’ll have to see the lm and nd out for yourself … because – spoilers. With “Black Panther,” Coogler brings to the screen a comic book story that is Shakespearean in scope. Debuting in “Fantastic Four,” Issue 52 (July 1966), the character was the rst superhero of African descent in mainstream American comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby, the character starred in his own feature beginning with “Jungle Action,” Issue 5, in 1973. Writer Don McGregor picked up Black Panther’s story, pioneering the self-contained, multi-issue story arc in “Panther’s Rage,” running 13 issues and exploring mature themes and adult relationships – topics that were uncommon in comic books of that era. Holding true to this tradition, Coogler transcends the superhero genre with “Black Panther.” The film tackles complex sociopolitical issues. It explores the consequences of colonialism, addresses slavery and human trafficking and examines the pros and cons of isolationism. It deals with race, identity politics and nationalism. It acknowledges that the transgressions of the past can foul the future – and it still sees hope and the capacity for global harmony. 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. Reel TimeLee Clark Zumpe Movie reviewMore than a superhero lm, ‘Black Panther’ attains mythic breadth while exploring sociopolitical issues From left, Lupita Nyong’o stars as Nakia, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther and Letitia Wright as Shuri in “Black Panther.” Photos courtesy of MARVEL STUDIOSMichael B. Jordan, left, stars as Erik Killmonger and Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther in “Black Panther.”best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.‘Beast of Burden’Genre: Drama, action and crime Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Pablo Schreiber and Grace Gummer Director: Jesper Ganslandt Rated: R Pilot Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) must deliver cocaine across the U.S.-Mexico border for his nal run as a smuggler to save his wife.‘Curvature’Genre: Thriller and science ction Cast: Linda Hamilton, Lyndsy Fonseca and Glenn Morshower Director: Diego Hallivis Not rated Helen Phillips is a young engineer struggling with the heartbreak of the recent suicide of her husband, Wells Phillips, a physics genius and co-founder of Curvature Research. He was on the cusp of his greatest professional triumph – a time machine prototype shrouded in secrecy – until his long-simmering depression became uncontrollable. Helen’s grieving is interrupted when she wakes up one morning, disheveled and panicked, her memory damaged. The phone rings and a voice, sounding uncannily like her own, warns that she’s in danger. Soon Helen is on the run from unknown pursuers while she follows a trail of clues she seems to have left for herself to nd. She quickly realizes that she has actually traveled 36 hours back in time – but why? Is it to uncover the truth about her husband’s death? Or is it, as she soon suspects, to stop the past version of herself from committing a violent and irreversible crime? A mind-bending time travel drama in the vein of “Timecrimes” and “Looper,” “Curvature” examines the dif culty of letting go, while asking how much you would risk to do what you believed was right.‘Half Magic’Genre: Comedy Cast: Heather Graham, Angela Kinsey, Stephanie Beatriz, Jason Lewis, Thomas Lennon and Chris D’Elia Director: Heather Graham Rated: R Three women use their newly formed sisterhood to ght against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate ful llment.‘Every Day’Genre: Drama and romance Cast: Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, Justice Smith, Owen Teague, Lucas Jade Zumann and Colin Ford Director: Michael Sucsy Rated: PG-13 From the director of “The Vow” and based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, “Every Day” tells the story of Rhiannon, a 16-year-old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to nd each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. 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4B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 MUSIC SCENE Ruth Eckerd Hall to welcome Alice Cooper; Jason Mraz plays The Mahaffey; Demi Lovato to perform at Amalie By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay Newspapers Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as Jason Mraz, Frankie Valli, Alice Cooper and Robin Trower. Guys should slick back their hair and girls can put on their poodle skirts because it’s time once again for Richard Nader’s Doo Wop Reunion. The annual Doo Wop will be presented Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This all-star lineup of legendary musicians from the 1950s and ’60s features Bobby Rydell, The Crests featuring Tommy Mara, Lou Christie and The Coasters. The 27th annual Country in the Park will take place Saturday, March 17, noon, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is free. Call 727-369-5746. The city’s annual festival features carnival rides, an arts and crafts show, children’s rides and activities and more. This year’s entertainment lineup features performances by legendary artist Diamond Rio and local musicians. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Amalie Arena Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled, March 31, 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.amaliearena.com.Capitol Theatre The Fab Faux, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.  Robin Trower, Thursday, March 8, 8 p.m.  The Irish Rovers, Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.  The Texas Tenors, Sunday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.  Joshua Radin, Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m.  The Fab Four, Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m.  Judy Collins, Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.  Celebrating David Bowie, Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m.  Mike + The Mechanics, Tuesday, March 20, 8 p.m.  David Bromberg Quintet, Thursday, March 22, 8 p.m.  Steep Canyon Rangers, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m.  Dar Williams, Sunday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.  Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Thursday, March 29, 8 p.m.  Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor, Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Central Park Performing Arts Center The Sounds of Soul, Monday, March 5, 2 and 7 p.m.  Frank Sinatra tribute, Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.  Orlando Transit Authority: A Tribute to Chicago; Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m.  Georgette Jones, Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m.  Jake Castro, Monday, March 26, 2 and 7 p.m. Central Park Performing Arts Center (formerly Largo Cultural Center) is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.Jannus Live Candlebox, Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.  Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks tribute, Friday, March 2, 8 p.m.  Flogging Molly, Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m.  Hippie Sabotage, Friday, March 9, 8 p.m.  Kreator and Sabaton, Saturday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.  Get the Led Out, Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.  Bad sh: A Tribute to Sublime; Friday, March 23, 8 p.m.  Dashboard Confessional, Saturday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.  Fortunate Youth, Ballyhoo and Tatanka; Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.  Broken Social Scene with Belle Game, Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. For information, call 727-565-0550 or visit www.jan nuslive.com.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: Center Stage; Thursday, March 1, 11 a.m.  Celtic Woman, Friday, March 2, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Hot Latin Nights with The Mambo Kings; Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.  The Righteous Brothers, Sunday, March 4, 7 p.m.  Audra McDonald, Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.  Kingston Trio, Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven; Thursday, March 15, 11 a.m.  Tao: Drum Heart; Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.  1964: The Tribute; Friday, March 16, 8 p.m.  Jason Mraz, Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Orpheum Senses Fail, Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m.  SoMo, Saturday, March 17, 6 p.m.  Moose Blood, Friday, March 23, 7 p.m.  Watain, Saturday, March 24, 6 p.m.  The Contortionist, Sunday, March 25, 6 p.m.  Big Freedia, Thursday, March 29, 9 p.m.  Ripe, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m.  Turnover, Saturday, March 31, 6 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1915 East Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Call 813-248-9500 or visit www.theorpheum.com.The Palladium Bill Cunliffe Trio, Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.  Broken Arrow: A Tribute to Neil Young; Friday, March 2, 8 p.m. Photo by ROB FENN/RUTH ECKERD HALLAlice Cooper performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 23. Photo courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDS The Mahaffey welcomes Jason Mraz March 17. 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6B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 Indigo Girls, Thursday, March 8, 8 p.m.  Pig Floyd: A Tribute to Pink Floyd; Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m.  Roy Book Binder with Damon Fowler; Friday, March 16, 8 p.m.  Uncle John’s Band, Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: A Little Night Music; Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m.  Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles; Sunday, March 25, 7 p.m.  Guthrie Brothers; A Simon & Garfunkel Experience; Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.  Nate Najar, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. The Palladium is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience; Friday, March 2, 8 p.m.  Celebrating Whitney Houston, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center is at 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. Call 727-369-5746. The Ritz Ybor Fleet Foxes, Thursday, March 1, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Friday, March 2, 8 p.m.  Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.  The Hit Men, Sunday, March 4, 1 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Hot Latin Nights with The Mambo Kings; Sunday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven; Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m.  The Young Irelanders, Thursday, March 15, 1 p.m.  Doo Wop Reunion XVIII, Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.  Foreigner, Sunday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.  O Sole Trio, Tuesday, March 20, 1 p.m.  Alice Cooper, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m.  Three Dog Night, Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: A Little Night Music; Sunday, March 25, 8 p.m.  One Night in Memphis, Sunday, March 25, 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheck erdhall.com.State Theatre Keller Williams, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.  Betty Who with Pretty Sister and Amy Guess, Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 727-895-3045 or visit statetheatreconcerts.com. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The United States Army Field Band, Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.  Tampa Bay Symphony, Sunday, March 11, 2:30 p.m.  Tiffany, Sunday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater  Ana Gasteyer, Sunday, March 18, 7 p.m., in Ferguson Hall  The Florida Orchestra: A Little Night Music; Friday, March 23, 8 p.m.  Ana & Elizabeth, Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater The David A Straz Jr. Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www. strazcenter.org. Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREThe Steep Canyon Rangers take the stage March 24 at Capitol Theatre. 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8B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers to play Capitol TheatreCLEARWATER – Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, touring in support of “The EastWest Sessions,” will perform Sunday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The two-time Grammy nominated singer/saxophonist has had two Billboard No. 1 albums. “The EastWest Sessions” kicked off the new year as the No. 1 record on the RMR Blues Rock Album Chart and a No. 3 record on the RMR Blues Album Chart. Together since early 2015, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers includes Abair (saxophone and vocals), Randy Jacobs (guitar and vocals), Sweet Pea Atkinson (vocals), Rodney Lee (keys), Derek Frank (bass and vocals) and Third Richardson (drums and vocals). While Abair has released seven solo albums and collected two Grammy nominations, “Live from Seattle” was her first album with The Boneshakers. When she’s not touring as Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers, the Berklee graduate can often be found recording and touring with a wide array of legendary peers, such as Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Aerosmith, Bobby Rush, Keb’ Mo’, Adam Sandler, Duran Duran, Lalah Hathaway and the Backstreet Boys. The daughter and granddaughter of working musicians, Abair continues to captivate fans while evolving her sound. In 2014, after two seasons as the featured saxophonist on the hit series “American Idol,” Abair released “Wild Heart.” This LP showcased a compilation of grittier rock and soul tracks featuring some of the biggest names in music. To help translate this sound to her live shows, Abair enlisted longtime friend and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs to inject his brand of Detroit Blues Rock. The collaboration was undeniable, and it led to an almost immediate decision to join forces creatively. In April 2017, the band took a short break to record their rst studio record. “The EastWest Sessions” was recorded over ve days at legendary Hollywood recording studio EastWest Studios with renowned blues rock producer Kevin Shirley The album, released in September, is a powerful, bluesy, momentous, and deeply emotional journey. The album features a track with iconic blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and Fantastic Negrito, 2017 Grammy winner in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category. Among the songs on “The EastWest Sessions” is Abair’s timely empowerment track ‘Pretty Good For A Girl’ – featuring Joe Bonamassa. “Early on I never thought twice about being a woman in a man’s world,” Abair explained in a press release from Seth Cohen PR. “I just followed my passions and believed everyone was equal. Sometimes that was the case. Other times it wasn’t. Those times that I’ve been judged for being a ‘girl’ I’ve tried to use as character strengtheners.” Abair said she believes the words that have been used against her can become her battle cry, and every moment she’s been pushed down she can use to light a re to be better and stronger. “The phrase ‘Pretty Good for a Girl’ keeps coming around in my world,” she said. “I see so many women create and accomplish incredible things every day. It’s inspiring for me to watch Misty Copeland dance and Serena Williams dominate a tennis game and Adele bring a room to tears with her voice. But many times there is someone to add to any celebration of achievement: that’s ‘Pretty Good for a Girl.’” For Abair, the phrase has traditionally had the power to take the wind out of anyone’s sails. “Well, I’m here to turn that into a term of empowerment,” she continued. “That’s right it’s ‘Pretty Good for a Girl.’ I’m proud of being who I am and representing women. I wanted to tell my story through this song and make it into a celebration of sheer ‘Woman Power.’” For more information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.mindiabair.com. For venue information, visit www.atthecap.com. Photo courtesy of MINDI ABAIRMindi Abair and The Boneshakers perform Feb. 25 at Capitol Theatre. Image courtesy of MINDI ABAIRMindi Abair and The Boneshakers are touring in support of their album “The EastWest Sessions.”St. Pete Fine Art Festival to showcase original art in South Straub ParkST. PETERSBURG – The fth annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, at its new location in South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is free. The event – set in the park directly across from the Museum of Fine Arts – is a ‘boutique’ fine art festival featuring approximately 120 of Florida’s and America’s top ne artisans. The event is co-sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg and is coordinated with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. The art festival will transform the grounds of South Straub Park into an outdoor gallery showcasing extraordinary original and handmade artwork. These artisans and their works weave a tapestry of art from creations in painting, glass, mixed-media, ceramics, sculpture, photography, metalwork, digital art, ber art, woodworking – and more. Within each medium explore a diversity of styles, materials and creative vision. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the artisans that create the work. Participants will share information about how they became artists and how speci c pieces were made. Many of these artisans are represented in America’s top museums and art galleries and their works found in the most prestigious private collections in America. Among the artists taking part in this year’s festival is Irena Saparnis. Saparnis, a Lithuanian born artist, studied art and graduated from the University of Technology in Vilnius with a master’s degree in architecture. After nishing her studies in art and architecture, she enjoyed an early career in architectural design. In 1993, she left Eastern Europe, moved to the United States and began producing beautiful batik paintings. She currently resides in Willow Springs, Illinois. Barry Hollritt is an award-winning photographer and constant wanderer from New Jersey. “My images are created in a world of wandering and looking … a world where at times I never know how the images are discovered,” Hollritt says on his of cial website. “Most of the time my eye nds an image without any notion or planning what I see. The images are many times just gifted to me by a subtle yet strong feeling of connection to the subject, drawn to them by a force that is always working.” Kimberly Fox is a self-taught artist living in Nashville. For 20 years, she accepted individual commissions and specialized in portraits, murals and faux nishes for luxury home owners. While very thankful to be in high demand, in 2011, she climbed down off the ladder, locked the studio door and started work on the current collection of magic realism. According to her website, she still accepts many commissions – especially if collectors bribe her with sushi and dark chocolate. All artwork is for sale. The St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival is directed by Paragon Fine Arts Festivals. For event information, visit www.paragonartevents.com. Photos courtesy of PARAGON FINE ARTS FESTIVALS“Dance of the Jellies,” by Kimberly Fox. Fox is among the artists set to take part in the St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival, running Feb. 24-25. “The Dream,” by Irena Saparnis 022218 022218

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10B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018Award-winning Irish music group to play Tarpon Springs Performing Arts CenterTARPON SPRINGS – Socks in the Frying Pan will perform Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $22 for Tarpon Arts members. For information, visit TarponArts.org or call 727-942-5605. An award-winning Irish music group, Socks in the Frying Pan features Aodn Coyne on guitar and vocals and the Hayes brothers, Shane Hayes on accordion and Fiachra Hayes on ddle and banjo. Described as blending traditional Irish melodies beautifully with innovative rhythm and melodic garnish, Socks in the Frying Pan has an energetic approach to music and an obvious love for live performances. Their musical talents and their on-stage witty banter are stealing hearts across the globe.Largo Community Center to welcome Suncoast Barbershop ChorusLARGO – The Suncoast Barbershop Chorus will perform Sunday, March 25, 2 to 4 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $14, which includes the show and meal. Tickets for the show only cost $10. The Suncoast Barbershop Chorus will sing favorite springtime songs in true barbershop style. For information, call 727-518-3131.Georgette Jones to perform at Central Park Performing Arts CenterLARGO – Georgette Jones will take the stage Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Georgette Jones – born to George Jones and Tammy Wynette, the only Country Music Hall of Fame husband-and-wife artists – is an actor, author, songwriter and a live performer. At the age of 3, Georgette began performing with both her parents. She went on to be a backup singer in her mom’s band and has opened for her father at the Historic Ryman Auditorium. South Pasadena Community Band to performTREASURE ISLAND – The South Pasadena Community Band will present its March Madness concert on Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 154 106th Ave., Treasure Island. The concert is free and will feature selections from John Philip Sousa. In addition, attendees will enjoy arrangements such as Grand March from “Aida,” the Swing March, Cheerio March and Marcia Latina – Spanish Concert March. For program details, visit www.southpasadenaband.com/upcoming-program.Suntan Art Center to present annual 100 Artist ShowST. PETE BEACH – Local and national artists will be showcased at Suntan Art Center’s sixth annual 100 Artist Show, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Horan Park at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. This year, a new and exciting section of the show will feature booths by local merchants offering residents and visitors a chance to do one-stopshopping in a beautiful setting. The juried ne art show was created for artists by artists in 2011. After making its successful debut, the 100 Artist Show quickly become a favorite of artists across the country for its beautiful waterfront venue. The two-day outdoor event will offer ne art and crafts, live demonstrations, specialty food and live music by the Dave Williamson Band, featuring Vinnie Seplesky, Dennis Wallace and Tom Kennedy playing all day on Saturday. Individual artists will also play live music all day on Sunday. For information, call 727-367-3818. A&E NEWS, from page 2B J.D. Wilkes, Unknown Hinson to perform at Skipper’s SmokehouseTAMPA – An evening of western-tinged psychobilly and experimental rockabilly is guaranteed when Unknown Hinson and J.D. Wilkes take the stage Friday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., at Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. For tickets, call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skippersmokehouse. com. Wilkes, from the Legendary Shack Shakers and The Dirt Daubers, is currently celebrating the release of “Fire Dream,” his brand new solo album on Big Legal Mess Records. According to a press release from Conqueroo, a sense of place has long permeated the music of J.D. Wilkes. He’s a native of Paducah, Kentucky, a city located at the con uence of various rivers and cultures – an area where musical variety is in the air and in the blood memory of its people. “Of course, there’s bluegrass and hillbilly songs, but also blues, jazz, old time ddle music, jug band music, even swamp rock,” said Wilkes in a press release. “It’s a great intersection there. I think I epitomize that in the way that I write and perform.” “Fire Dream” – Wilkes’ solo debut – represents the apotheoses of that vision: a hillbilly-gypsy epic, it’s an album of art-damaged cabaret music, leavened by Latin rhythms and high lonesome hollers. Call it boho bluegrass – maybe what Tom Waits would sound like if he were a Kentucky Colonel (a title that Wilkes happens to hold). The album was released Feb. 16 on Big Legal Mess through Fat Possum Records. Proving a compelling firebrand of American roots music during his two decades leading experimental rockabilly group Legendary Shack Shakers, Wilkes has a rsum and passions that extend far and wide. A visual artist, lmmaker and author, he’s served as a session player for Merle Haggard, helped soundtrack HBO’s “True Blood,” penned a pair of books and worked as an ethnomusicologist without portfolio, documenting the dying hillbilly culture of Kentucky. Wilkes’ creative approach is defined by his home region’s rich history as a musical nexus. “Western Kentucky is unique in that a lot of that mountain music, which is otherwise stuck in Appalachia, trickled down and permeated our conscience,” he said. “But if you look at it topographically we’re a at delta lowland region, a ood zone … so we have a lot in common with the Mississippi Delta and Memphis and we got all that jazz and blues that came up the river as well.” For his solo debut, however, Wilkes has something more outr in mind than a mere musical lesson or genre exercise. Recorded at Delta-Sonic Sound in Memphis with producers Bruce Watson and Jimbo Mathus, the album nds Wilkes creating a complex tapestry of styles and sounds, playing banjo, harmonica, and piano, adding percussion, and even winding up an old hurdy-gurdy. Aiding him in that effort are a couple kindred musical spirits in guitarist Mathus and multi-instrumentalist Dr. Sick from the ever-eclectic Squirrel Nut Zippers. Also performing will be Unknown Hinson. The performer is known for his hilariously politically incorrect songs and incendiary guitar playing style. He shouldn’t be dismissed as a novelty act, even if he does look like Dracula’s nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show. Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with outrageous and campy songs combined with a white-trash stage persona and a freewheeling, sleazy tone. According to Atomic Music Group, Hinson’s most recent CD release is “Live and Undead.” The CD melds weepy twang, searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone-bad. 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Entertainment 11B Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018CLEARWATER – Chad Prather will bring his one-man show to Pinellas County on Friday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. As an observer of life, pointing out the humor in modern culture, Prather has built a loyal following, sold out theaters and has been featured on Fox News and CNN, among other major national outlets. He has appeared internationally from Moscow to the Ivory Coast. He may also be one of the most important topical humorists of these turbulent political times, as evidenced by the more than 600 million views and counting that he has received on Facebook. Prather is a humanitarian throwing wicked punchlines; a musician whose songs trigger laughter and inspire wisdom; a “modern-day Will Rogers” and a self-confessed lover of slapstick who re ects on the state of the world from the driver’s seat of his truck on social media. He is also a proud Texan and patriotic American whose role models include George Carlin, Robin Williams and Bill Hicks. Although he only rarely has set foot in comedy clubs, Prather has made millions laugh on social media, on TV and on theater stages. He has earned a loyal following throughout and far beyond American shores. “I’m a comedian that uses stories, philosophy, politics and music,” Prather said in a press release. “I’m George Carlin without the F-bombs. I talk about things that everybody has dealt with at some level by wrapping truth in humor. All I want is for people to come and see me, listen, laugh about life for an hour and a half and leave feeling better than when they came in the door.” In other words, Prather has reached his lifelong goal of bringing people together through laughter rather than pull them further apart. He just might be exactly what we all need these days. Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLChad Prather makes a stop in Clearwater Feb. 23, appearing in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall.Murray Theatre to present Chad PratherCLEARWATER – The Dixie Dregs will bring their “Dawn of the Dregs Tour” to Pinellas on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap. com. The critically acclaimed band recently announced a national U.S. headlining tour that will visit 25 cities. These Grammy-Award nominated musical virtuosos will kick off the tour with their show at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre. The upcoming performances will mark the rst time in 40 years the original band – Steve Morse (guitar), Andy West (bass), Allen Sloan (violin), Steve Davidowski (keyboards) and Rod Morgenstein (drums) – will share the stage. “This tour is the result of the overwhelming requests we’ve received from a loyal audience of diehard Dregheads, and new fans who have never seen us perform live, but discovered the band for the rst time through Steve’s membership in Deep Purple, or Rod as the drummer for Winger,” said West. “We can’t wait to play for them all.” For guitar aficionados, Morse needs no introduction, and his place in the pantheon of guitar greats is certain. But in fact, his career started with the Dixie Dregs. The band traces its true beginnings to the band Dixie Grit, which started in a Georgia high school with Morse on guitar and West on bass. Dixie Grit morphed into the Dixie Dregs at the University of Miami School of Music, where Sloan and Morgenstein joined the lineup. The members of the Dixie Dregs remained committed to attending the University of Miami School of Music, which hosted a lively and talented musical community during their tenure, including future greats Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, T Lavitz, and Bruce Hornsby, among many others. In 1975, the group’s demo album, “The Great Spectacular,” was recorded at the University of Miami and then re-released on CD in 1997. After graduation, the band moved back to Augusta where Davidowski completed the band. The band paid its dues and honed its skills playing in bars and venues throughout the South in the mid-1970s. They established themselves in the firmament of American instrumental music, seamlessly fusing rock with progressive and jazz elements to create a uniquely instrumental-driven style that has stood the test of time. Based on a short demo and a tip from former Allman Brothers’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell along with legendary Allman/Dregs tour manager Twiggs Lyndon, Capricorn Records signed the Dixie Dregs to record “Free Fall” (1977). The success and critical acclaim of “Free Fall” announced the Dixie Dregs to the world, and after its release, they would become a cult-favorite band that would have a lasting in uence on much of modern rock. Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREThe Dixie Dregs kick off their new tour Feb. 28 at Capitol Theatre.The Dixie Dregs to perform at Capitol Theatre Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREThe Dixie Dregs kick off their new tour Feb. 28 at Capitol Theatre. CLEARWATER – Grammy nominee Gino Vannelli will perform Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $58. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and composer possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Vannelli studied music at McGill University. After a stint in New York City, Vannelli and his brothers went to Los Angeles where they were signed by Herb Albert/A&M Records. In 1974, “People Gotta Move” made it to No. 22 on the Billboard Top 100. Vannelli won Canada’s Juno Award for Best Male Artist in 1976 and 1979. In 1978, he released “I Just Wanna Stop,” his biggest hit single to date, which reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 100. In April 1981, “Living Inside Myself” was on Billboard’s Top 100 at No. 6. Vannelli’s additional recordings of the 1980s include “Nightwalker” and “Big Dreamers Never Sleep.” In 1990, “Inconsolable Man” received excellent reviews. On Vannelli’s CD “Yonder Tree,” he pays homage to his roots in jazz as well as to his additional recordings of the 1990s, which include “Live in Montreal” and “Slow Love.” In 2015, Vannelli’s “Live in L.A.” DVD/CD was released worldwide by SRG/ILS/Universal Music.Gino Vannelli to play Capitol Theatre Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREGino Vannelli takes the stage Feb. 23 at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre. Russ FLOYDMr. Russell Eugene “Russ” Floyd, 62, of Spencer Lane, Hartwell, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home. Born on March 23, 1955 in Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Floyd was a retired owner/operator of Russails Custom Cabinets in Dunedin, Florida. Survivors include his sister and her husband: Sandy and Don Carpenter of Hartwell, Georgia. Mr. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Sandral Burgess Floyd. The Strickland Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements. 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12B Classi eds Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 1. House Sales INDIAN ROCKS BEACH PRIME HARBOR DRIVE AREA FOR SALE BY OWNER Walk to Beach. Large Florida Room, 2BR/2BA/1CG, Many Updates. Beautiful Tropical Lot. Priced Under Appraisal Broker/Owner. (727)595-7592 LARGO 4BR/2BA/2CG, Brand New Kitchen with Granite & Wood Cabinets. Seminole Schools. $253,000. 13450 San Rafael Drive. (727)593-0451 2. Real Estate Services STOP! CALL US FIRST!We Will Buy Your Home Today and Pay All the Cost!! Sinkhole, Probate, Foreclosure, Burnt Out Landlord, ANY Situation. (727)669-0287 ActionJacksonBuysHouses.com LIST YOUR HOME FOR4% COMMISSION in MLSGiving 2.5% to Buyer Agent Linda & Bridd 1.5%Two Month Listing Contract Bridd & Linda Bone, (727)365-5256 lindaTbone@gmail.com Market is HOT! NOW is the time to put your home on the market. Multi-million Dollar ProducerCharles Rutenberg Realty 012518 SELL YOUR HOME TODAY! 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Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist (727)397-2534 View our listings at MySeminoleGardens.com GREAT CONDO **Nicely Furnished** Walk to New Mall! Open House Sunday February 25th 2:00-3:00PM 8584, 111th Street, #302 Seminole 33772 By Owner: (727)517-3459 **Asking $69,900** Email: k@searchexperts LARGO 2BR/2BA, 55+ WILLOWBROOK CONDO'S First Floor, Near Highland Recreation. $75,000. No Pets. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400 LAKEVIEW OF LARGO SOUTHJust Reduced. Don't Miss this 2BR/2BA First Floor Unit. Enclosed Porch. Overlooks Pond. Needs Some TLC. $115,000 Maureen Stilwell, Rutenberg Realty (727)596-2965 (727)458-2246 95. Property Mgmt. GOT VACANCIES?Let Us Fill & Manage Your Properties. Seasonal & Annual. Staging Services Available. Florida Dreams R.E. Sales & Rentals, (727)266-3767. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 120. Out of Town Sales Marina Property-Priced to sell!! Private waterfron community. With Concierge Boat Service and boathouse slip. 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Unfurnished Houses SEMINOLE HOME AVAILABLE MARCH 1ST 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Florida Room, Walk to Seminole City Center, All Tiled, Large Fenced Back Yard, Pets OK, $1,400/Month. Available February 15th. Call or Text Mary (727)488-1111 LARGO 2BR/2BA, NEAR DOWNTOWN LARGO. $1,400/Month Annual. New Appliances. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400 155. Furnished Condos SEMINOLE GARDENS!WINTER/6 MONTH RENTAL 1 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, Furnished, $1,200 Month. (727)595-8229 NEXT WINTER Rent at Seminole Gardens! Prefer 5-6/Months Clean, Cozy, Well Furnished 2BR/2BA $1,800/Month 1BR DELUXE $1,200/Month Booking Now! Contact Owner: (727)517-3459 SEMINOLE BEACH WAY 1BR/1BA Corner Unit Overlooking Pool And Tennis Courts. W/D $1,200/ Month Annual (727)480-2791 TREASURE ISLAND, PARADISE BLVD. 2BR/1BA, FIRST FLOOR All New Furnishing. Heated Pool, Fishing Dock, Convenient, Very Desirable Location Near Shops & Restaurants. Newly Updated. MUST SEE! $1,300/One Month or More. (727)410-1242, (727)518-1177 160. Unfurnished Condos SEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 55+ BUILDING COMPLETELY REMODELED 2nd Floor Walk-up Nice View from Back Lanai $850/Month Annual Rental. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SHIPWATCH YACHT & TENNIS CLUB2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, with BONUS ROOM, 2nd Floor, Vaulted Ceilings, Carport, Inside Laundry $1,400 Month, Many Amenities, No Pets, No Smoking. (727)596-6508 Shipwatch Realty, Inc. SEMIINOLE GARDENS 55+ COMPLETELY UPDATED 2BR/2BA, END UNIT, 2nd Floor, Central Air $1,050/Month, Includes W/S/G & All Amenities, Heated Pool. Requires Application & Background Check. (727)401-3194 SEMINOLE GARDENS 55+ 1BR/1BA, Updated, Deluxe, 1st Floor, Tile Throughout, Very Nice, Very Clean, $900/Month, Yearly. (727)954-4795 170. Furnished Apts. STUDIO BELLEAIR Full Kitchen, Laundry Facilities, OffStreet Parking. Private Entrance. Near Beaches And Gol ng. Includes All Utilities. $1,000/Month Annual $1,200/Month Seasonal. (727)385-3009 175. Unfurnished Apts. 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Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 130. Cemetery Lots 505. Part-Time Help 505. Part-Time Help Want to make Extra Income?We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE community newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Experience preferred but will train the right person. This is a supplemental income. Applicant must have good transportation; preferably a van, large car, SUV or pickup truck. Please visit us at lshi ett@ sunsetadvertisingdistributors. com or contact Lee at 727-337-9000.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!020818 Scholarship Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, Medical, Dental, Vision & 401k, Resident Funded Gift Fund Please call 727-791-3381 with any questions. Lifecare.brookdale.com click on Regency Oaks Clearwater tabSaturday, March 3rd 11am-2:30pm@ Chica’s Taco Bar2542 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761CNA Job Fair022218BROOKDALE RECENCY OAKS CLEARWATER

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Professional Services 13B Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 PROFESSIONALSERVICES FREE Service Call With Repair! Covering The Beaches To The Bay! Same Day Service Available!Appliance Repairs727.667.3539www.appliancemansam.com 091814 Is Your Pump Noisy or Producing Low Pressure?CALL EARL(727)544-0718 (727)439-2300WWW.WELLANDPUMPEXPERTS.COM Lic. #SWWM2214020614 885. Autos Wanted THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will PAY MORE Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. HAROLD COREY, AUTO BROKER(727)595-9393 Got an older car, boat or RV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the Humane Society. (800)831-6309. (C) DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3-Day Vacation. Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. (800)902-7815. (C) LOOKING FOR DEPENDABLE CAR/AUTO Have Cash. Please Call Marilyn (727)348-1676 DONATE YOUR CAR FOR BREAST CANCER! Help United Breast Foundation education, prevention & support programs. FAST FREE PICKUP 24 HR RESPONSE TAX DEDUCTION. (844)513-9098. (C) 890. Boats & PWC Sales TAHITI 1978 JET BOAT22Ft., 460 Ford Big Block Engine, 20 Hours on Rebuilt Engine. Dual Axle Trailer, Excellent Condition $8,500. Call (727)251-0689 900. Boat Accessories 2016 CONTINENTAL KAYAK TRAILER For 2 Kayaks, Excellent Condition! $850. Call (479)957-3329 970. Estate Sales 819 JACARANDA DRIVE HARBOR BLUFFS LARGO 33770 Friday-Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM. We Are Downsizing! Quality Furnishing, Rugs, Decorative Accessories and Everything In Between. Parking One Side of Street Only Please! See your There! EncoreEventsPlus.com CDL DRIVER Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Applicants for a Part Time Driver. Must Have a CDL License in Good Standing. Drivers Transport our Resident To and From Doctor Appointments; Banking; Shopping and Scheduled Activity Trips. Candidates Must Follow Company Guidelines Regarding Resident and Vehicle Safety. Part Time Various Hours Including Some Weekends and Holidays. Please Send Resumes to: Margaret.kristall@brookdale.com or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. LPN Brookdale Pinecrest is Seeking LPNs to Work Within our Upscale Retirement Community – 1 FULLTIME POSITION 2PM-10PM, AND PART TIME-WEEKENDS. Candidates Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Caring, Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of our Residents. Position Requires Level I & Level II Background Checks; EOE; Drug-Free Workplace. Please Apply in Person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo, FL, 33770 or Submit Resume to Margaret.kristall@brookdale.com CNA's & HHA's Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking CNA’s and HHA’s to work in Personalized Living within our upscale retirement community. The position requires candidates to assist residents with daily living activities based on their individualized plan of care. Job duties could include; escorting residents to doctor appointments, provide medicine reminders, dog walking, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, visitors and members of health care team; possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid CNA license or 75 hour HHA certi cation. HHA’s must have Certi ed CPR Training. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL 33770. RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATES Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking Resident Care Associates (RCA’s) to care for our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Candidates should have previous experience caring for seniors and a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. CNA or HHA certi cations are a plus. Multiple positions available; PT, 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM; including every other weekend and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW; Largo FL 33770. TAMPA BAY TIMES Part Time Driver CDL Class A Local Runs! The Tampa Bay Times has immediate part time openings for drivers with CDL Class A license to drive Times vehicles to and from Distribution Centers adhering to standard routes in place. Driver is responsible for loading and unloading carts and/or bundles of newspaper. Opportunities are between the hours of 11 PM to 5 AM. Must be able to work throughout the week, including Saturday. Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid CDL Class A, good driving record, have suf cient driving hours available for scheduled shift and to comply with D.O.T. Hours of Service rules, ability to meet and safely perform the physical requirements of the position and complete/pass a DOT physical. Recent commercial driving experience is required. Great place to work! Tampabay.com/joinus 510. Home Care Help CNAs & HHAs NEEDED.All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 522. Careers LEARN TO GROOM DOGS  Financial Assistance For Those Who Qualify  Free Job Placement Service  We Proudly Train Our Veterans  Vendor For Vocational Rehab  Easy School Loans NOW ENROLLING  Basic Pet Groomer  Professional Pet Groomer  Master Groomer ACADEMY OF ANIMAL ARTS academyofanimalarts.com(727)517-9546 535. Business Opportunities SAWMILLS from only $4,397.00. MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock, ready to ship. FREE info/ DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com. (800)578-1363, ext. 300N. (F) KITCHEN UTILITY ASSOCIATE We currently have a position open for a Utility Associate in our kitchen. Position required associate to operate the dish machine, store clean equipment and utensils, as well as maintain the cleanliness of the dish area; ensuring all quality standards of sanitation are being met. No previous experience is required. Position available: Part time; various hours; must be available to work weekends and holidays. Position available PT, various hours; including some weekends and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo FL 33770. FLEET TECHNICIAN II DIESEL MECHANIC Journeyman/Master Mechanic Maintenance/repair of diesel/gas operated municipal vehicles and equipment including Public Safety vehicles and emergency apparatus (Fire Rescue and Police), heavy construction equipment and refuse collection vehicles. For more details, please go to: www.largo.com/jobs The City of Largo Naturally A Great Place to Work!PLAZA HAIR 11670 OAKHURST ROAD LARGO BOOTH RENTAL BARBER/STYLIST$40 Day Minimum 3 Days $150 Weekly Minimum 5 DaysMove In Special 1/2 Off 1st Month Spacious Upscale Salon Plenty of Parking Walk-in Traf c MAIDS FOR BEACH LOCATION! Busy Established Company, Excellent Rate of Pay, Drivers License Required. Call (727)363-1074 INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL 220 LICENSED Seniors Encouraged to Apply. Send Resume via Fax (727)260-5521 or email: rebecca@avrinagency.com 505. Part-Time Help SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD Part-time job helping to facilitate the movement of children to and from school. Split shift limited to hours when school is opening, recessing, or closing. For more details, go to: www.largo.com/jobs The City of Largo Naturally A great place to work!! EOE/DFWP PAW PAWS PET BOUTIQUE Located at Johns Pass in Madeira Beach is Hiring Part Time. Must have Flexible Schedule. Ideal for Retired Person. (727)641-6160. Apply Tuesday-Saturday 3:00-6:00pm, 166 Johns Pass Village Boardwalk W. Madeira Beach. Under Hooters on the Boardwalk. JANITORIAL Part-time, Monday thru Friday, 6:30AM– 2:30PM, Treasure Island. Duties include general cleaning, sweeping, mopping, dusting, trash removal. Background check and drug screening required. Call Land’s End at Sunset Beach Condominiums (727)360-4323 660. Wanted to Buy CLEARWATER RECORD SHOPNow Buying And Selling LP’s 45’s 78’s Call (727)200-9397 CASH PAID FOR DIABETIC Test Strips! OneTouch, Freestyle, Accucheck, More! Must Not Be Expired, Opened. FREE Local Pickup! Prompt, Friendly, I Pay *Top Dollar*. Call David (727)266-0087 BEACH RESIDENT WANTED TO BUYGOLD, SILVER, JEWELRY-ESTATE & COSTUME, COINS, STERLING SILVER, ANTIQUES, ARTWORK, ASIAN. (518)527-0531 700. Pets & Animals PET GROOMING NEW CLIENTS SPECIAL! $22 Any Dog Breed Includes Wash/ Dry/ Nails/ Ears and a Trim, Make Them Beautiful ... Affordably Our Salon Established in 1979 Academy of Animal Arts. (727)596-2547 academyofanimalarts.com 810. Auto Sales 2013 FORD ESCAPE ECOBOOST Very nice green Ford Escape SE Ecoboost. New back tires, new battery. Ice cold air. Premium sound. Sync/bluetooth. Purchased from CarMax May 2015. No accidents. Clear title. 84,768 miles. $10,450 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, please (727)421-9018. 835. Auto Services PAT'S AUTO INTERIORSSmall-Large Seat Repairs Headliners Small-Big Dent Repairs with (Perfect Color Match) Rust Holes Sand & Clear Headlights (Like New) WALNUT STRIPPING CARS AND FURNITURE Call for Details!! 4500 49th Street N, St. Pete. (727)526-5949 585. Auctions WWW.GRANNYSAUCTION.NET Auction 1st Sunday Of Month 1PM. Buying And Consigning Antiques. Free Appraisals Tuesday 12-4PM. (727)572-1567 AB1769 5175 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater 33760 CLEARWATER STORAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE A public auction will be held as required by the “Self Storage Facility Act”, Sec. 83.801-83.809 to satisfy a landlord’s lien, the Auction will be held on “www.StorageTreasure.com” on or before January 24, 2018. All sales are for cash to the highest bidder and are considered nal. Storage Units consisting of household goods, furnishing, tools or equipment. Molly Kendall # 7206, Richard Gardeski # 402B 590. Antiques-Collectibles EVERYTHING MUST GO! BUSINESS SOLD! *Rugs *Lamps *Chandeliers *Furniture *Paintings *Art Glass & Much More! Antiques & Rug Center (727)466-6565 (813)205-7355 709 S. Missouri Ave, Clearwater 600. Merchandise KENMORE WASHER/ GE DRYER $125 for both. Both Run Well. (727)686-5587FIESTAWARE NEW 2 SETS!1 Yellow Set of 67 Pieces $70 1 Red Set of 56 Pieces $70 Best Offer On Both Sets. Call (727)592-2976 640. Furniture OVERSTUFFED TAN CHAIR $60 Excellent condition, Queen Anne Chair And Ottoman, Great Condition, Green $70. (727)475-8882 655. Musical Instruments YAMAHA BABY GRANDA Gorgeous Piano in Walnut, Excellent Condition and Beautiful Sound. Year: 1989, Model: G2, Serial #: R4340451. Asking $5,000, Open to Offers. Call (727)641-3627 975. Garage-Yard Sales HOLIDAY VILLAGE MHPFriday, Feb. 23rd, 8am-3pm & Saturday, Feb. 24th, 8am-Noon 6580 Seminole Blvd, Lot 320 Seminole. 124TH AVE N, 11300 BEL-AIR MHP Giant Rummage Sale, Household Furniture and Appliances, Second Hand Treasures. Saturday 8am-1pm. Off Seminole @Ace Hardware. SEMINOLE, SATURDAY 8:30AM-2:00PM. Furniture, Baby Items, Mixture of Goodies! NO JUNK!! 8872 109th Street North. (Bayridge Estates) LAKE SEMINOLE ESATES Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm. Beanie Babies. Lots of Great Stuff. Don’t Miss! Lunch Available. Something for Everyone! 8201 Seminole Blvd. CARPORT SALE SUGAR CREEK MHPSaturday, February 24th, 8:00AM-?, 10265 Ulmerton Road, Largo (Behind Pier 1 Store). Food & Drink Available in Clubhouse. QUAIL RIDGE COMMUNITY SALE Saturday, February 24th, 8:00AM-2:00PM On Ashley Drive, Off 102nd Ave, N. At The Pinellas Trail CARIBBEAN ISLES 12100 SEMINOLE BLVD. March 17th, 8:00AM-1:00PM Food & Baked Goods Tables $10 or 2 For $15. Call Brenda (262)331-0030. NEW HAVEN CONDOS ANNUAL YARD SALE Saturday 8AM-1PM FUN, GRILLING AND BAKE SALE! 1400 New Haven Dr, Largo No Early Birds! LARGO Saturday Only 9AM-4PM, Household Items, Tools, Clothes And Much More! 11446 130th Ave AC & Heating AIR-FLO/ERWOOD HTG & AC SALES SERVICE REPAIRS No Obligation Estimates. 24 Hour Service Since 1972. www.AirFlo-ErwoodAC.com CAC1816535 (727)528-1227 HALE'S A/C SERVICE, INC Reliable, Same-Day Service On All Brands. Free Estimate on Replacement. Lic#CAC055503. (727)398-5515www.halesac.com CARR AIR CONDITIONING/ HEATING LOWEST PRICES IN PINELLAS COUNTY Repair and Service on All Brands with Free Estimates on a New Unit. 10% OFF SERVICE $62.00 A/C CHECK **POOL HEAT PUMPS SALES & INSTALLATION** Senior & Veterans’ Discounts (727)447-7212, CAC045888 carrairconditioning.com THE COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST Accounting TAX PREP TAX & ESTATE PLANNING, CASH FLOW, INVESTMENT POSITIONING Guidance from a Tax Perspective... Any Matter That Can Impact You or Your Business, Financially Dena Lebowitz, EA, MST (727)343-3132 1135 Pasadena Ave S #105 South Pasadena, FL 33707 TampaBayTaxServices.com info@tampabaytaxservices.com Aluminum Seamless Gutters, Sof t, Fascia, Vinyl Siding, Lowest Prices! Quality Work. (727)871-4555 Lic#SCC131151386 Carpet Repair 727-919-5222 Carpet Sales "QUALITY CARPET"REPAIRS, RE-STRETCHES WOOD, LAMINATE, CARPET, TILE SALES/SERVICE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED 30+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE(727)527-1359 Ceilings GET IT DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! Service Calls $49.95 24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week! Commercial And Residential. Licensed/Insured. CAC-1818263. (727)259-5513 AM AIRE Heating & Cooling Residential Services SPECIAL $49.95 A/C Tune Up Service, Sales, Installation All Makes and Models Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough Co. 24 Hour Service Available Call (727) 331-9539 Lic. #CAC1818933 Family Owned & Operated In Business Since 1989 (727)531-9560 Lic # CACO58415 We Do It ALL! DRIVEWAYS PATIOS POOL DECKS WALKWAYS REPAIRS CLEANING SEALING OFFERING THE BEST PRICES! Call Today!(727) 648-2484Lic# CRC1329650 Cabinets KUSTOM KITCHEN, INC. Lic #C-9055.KustomKitchen.net Carpet Cleaning CARTER'S CARPET & UPHOLSTERY Pet Package Solutions: Stain, Odor, Enzyme Treatment Tile & Grout. Schedule Online CartersCarpetUpholstery.com Military & Senior Discounts Bonded & Insured. (727)642-7365 SOUTHERN ALUMINUM SYSTEMS, INC.WE INSTALL: SCREEN ROOMS(With Insulated Roof) CONCRETE PATIOSFREE Estimates! Deal Direct with Owner and Save 15% Family Owned & Operated Since 1971 Quality Guaranteed!Lic#C-2791(727)579-8574 Brick Pavers PAVER REPAIR SPECIALISTDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Pool Decks And More! Installation, Cleaning & Sealing. Free Estimates!(727)415-5039www.islandpavers.net Licensed/Insured C-10915 SCC131151664 Ceramic Tile DEAN'S CUSTOM TILE INC. Specializing In Remodeling Bath-to-Shower Conversions, Floors, Kitchens, Backsplashes, Repairs. C-5823 (727)422-2030 Cleaning/Janitorial FREE ESTIMATES. If CLEAN Is What You Want, CLEAN Is What You Get, When You Call Georgette. (727)391-7866. SwissTouchCleaning.comAccountable & Trusted! Rentals, Residential & Commercial Serving Pinellas Co. For 18 Years Swiss Touch Cleaning(727)536-7673 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 505. 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14B Professional Services Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 Electrical Top 2 Bottom Janitorial Service Residential & Commercial. Since 1992. Windows, Carpets, Floors, Upholstery. Free Estimates. Insured and Bonded. (727)317-9793 top2bottom24hr@yahoo.com JO'S CLEANING SERVICE Clean-up, Clean-out, Just Completely Clean! Weekly/Bi-Weekly. References Available. 26+ Years (727)688-5353 Clock & Watch Repair PROFESSIONAL CLOCKMAKER AUTHORIZED HOWARD MILLER RIDGEWAY SERVICE CENTER All Phases Of Repair, Grandfather Clock Specialist. Work Done To AWCI Standards. Guaranteed 1 Year. House Calls. Reasonable Rates. (727)434-3046 (252)945-4174 Construction ADAM CONSULTING & CONSTRUCTION New Additions, Roo ng, Stucco/Repairs, Painting Interior & Exterior, Drywall Textures, etc. Call Gary (727)551-1954 or Heribeto (727)831-2118 CGC 150754 Insured SOMEONE WILL BE AT YOUR PROJECT EVERYDAY! Commercial & Residential Door Repairs Patio Door Repair Specialist"I Get Them Sliding Again"No Installations. Angie’s List 2007-2008, 20102015 Super Service Award! (727)733-4353 www.PatioDoorRepairInc.com (727)475-2923www.ThetaElectric.comEXPERT ELECTRICIANSSame-Day Service Senior & Military Discounts. No Job Too Big Or Too Small! Lic/ Insured. EC13008139. $25 Off W/Mention of Ad GABRIEL ELECTRIC Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7 Emergency Service. LOW Rates!! Senior Discounts. Since 1986. Insured. #ER0010733. (727)442-0845 BULLOCK ELECTRIC, INC. All your electrical needs. 30+ years experience. Pinellas area. EC0002886. (727)243-7770. Computer Services APPLE & PC SERVICE & REPAIRSVirus Removal and Wireless Setup Experts! Call Rafe, Clearwater (727)459-3125 www.aaacomputerdoctor.com Concrete Complete Concrete, Block, Stucco & Paver Work, Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios. David Will, (727)459-9710. #C10222. MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc. 20+ Years’ Experience. Quality Service. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. #C-5640. Call (727)398-5160. Stamp Concrete Driveways, Sealant, Slabs, Sidewalks Excavating, Pressure Washing 40 Years Experience Lic #C8508 & Insured (727)687-4155 Drywall B.BLEVINS DRYWALLNo Job Too Small! Water Damage, Ceilings, Texturing. Free Estimates. #C-7872/Ins. (727)638-4342 QUINTERO DRYWALL, INC. Repairs Large or Small, New Construction, Commercial & Residential. Call Tomas Quintero, (727)898-5112, (727)560-0468. License # 0064853 Electrical SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIR SERVICESREPAIR-REPLACEMENT Rollers, Tracks, Handles, Locks, Glass. SERVICE 2 GLASS DOORS, NO TRIP CHARGE ($45 VALUE) Family Owned And Operated Since 1984.Jonathan Rodriguez(727)415-4027Licensed/ Insured #C11120 Draperies CUSTOM DRAPERIES & Valances, Bedding, Cushions, Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours. Since 1981. (727)397-5708. SewFineCustomSewing.com Drone Services VIDEO PRODUCTIONS ADS: Video  TV  WEB VIDEOS: Realty  Wedding Dance  Music Multi-Camera Streaming DRONE DanceTV@aol.com (727)410-5265 BETA ELECTRIC NO JOB TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG!Repairs and Remodels 30 Years’ Experience Insured & License #EC13005484 (727)391-5100 JB WILLIAMS ELECTRIC LLC Prompt, Reliable, Reasonable. All Work Performed By Master Electrician. ER0012127(727)452-6144 $25 OFFcoupon ROOF LEAKS AND REPAIRS ROOFING TEAR OFFS Roof Repairs  Roof Leaks  Rotted Wood Specialist Tile  Single Asphalt  Flat Roof  Fascia & Sof t Repair (727) 541-6909 Family Owned and Operated CBC 057394 / Lic# RC29027195 & Insured 100517 10% OFF SENIOR DISCOUNT 727-536-3511WE REMOVE BROKEN HANGING LIMBS T I P T O P T R E E TIP TOP TREE C o m p l e t e T r e e R e m o v a l C o m p l e t e T r e e C a r e Complete Tree Removal Complete Tree Care 5 0 F t C h e r r y P i c k e r 50 Ft. 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SINCE 1995 011118 15% Off ANY SERVICEGood for 30 days from date of proposal  Pruning  Removal  Planting  Mature Tree Care  24 Hour Emergency Service  Licensed/InsuredLEE CLAXTON, CERTIFIED ARBORIST(727) 220-0226 LeeClaxtonCerti edArborist.com PROMPT  RELIABLE  AFFORDABLE Aluminum Specialty Contractors Residential Commercial Rescreening Window Replacement Shutters Gutters Sof t & Facia Awnings Screen, Vinyl Rooms Carports Concrete Wood ReplacementLicensed & Insured  C-9596 727-688-1364 122117 PKS Aluminum & Rescreening SEASONAL SPECIALS Get It DONE RIGHT The First Time! S E R V I C E C A L L S SERVICE CALLS A L W A Y S ALWAYS $ $ 4 9 49 9 5 95Get $25 OFF Get $100 OFF Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or coupon. One coupon per household. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or coupon. One coupon per household. On any complete Split System Installation On any repair of $100 or more. 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Commercial | Residential Industrial | New ConstructionLicensed and Insured ER13015153 C11057 727-481-6147 Senior and Military Discounts! Electrical Repairs Panel Upgrades Lighting and Fan Installs Repair Code Violations Home Rewire Pool Wiring Mobile Home Repairs & More 122117 Sprinkler Repair Irrigation Repairs and Installs Reclaimed Hook-Ups, Fast Service,Free Estimates20 Years ExperienceR&A Industries CFC1428510 727.422.1197 R e c c l a a i m m R& R& S S e e r v i c e 1 1 0 0 010418 102617 Specializing In:Water Heaters  REPIPING Faucets & Shower Valves Sewer & Water Lines Hydro Jetting Camera for Sewers & More!COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL $40 OFF Any Service Over $200 (727) 596-CLIP (2547)  academyofanimalarts.com $22 PET GROOMING SPECIAL Academy of Animal Arts  Any Dog Breed Includes Wash / Dry / Nails / Ears and a Trim! New Client SPECIAL! 120717Make Them Beautiful ... Affordably Our Salon Established in 1979 Visit our New State-Of-The-Art Facility at1258 West Bay Dr. Suite E, LargoLocated right on the Pinellas Trail T R E E D U D E S TREE DUDES L A N D P R O LAND-PRO Expert Tree Service  Removals Trimming  Stump Removal Landscape Design  Pavers030217Fully Insured/Worker’s Comp. All Major Credit Cards. Fast Reasonable Service 7 2 7 4 2 2 1 1 9 7 727-422-1197 B on d e d  I nsure d  Military and S enior Discount s 3 Roo m s & Free Hallwa y $ 7 9 9 5 6 R ooms & F ree H a ll way $ 1 29 9 5 T ile & Grout Cleanin g 29 ¢ S q Ft Floor S ervice s Tr a v e rtin e T errazzo S trip-Wax Re ni s h 1221 122 1221 17 17 72 76 4 2 -7 365 schedule an appoint m ent onlin e C arters C arpetUpholster y .co m P et Package S olutions (S tain  O dor  E nzy m e T reat m ent ) 727-269-5311 Call for a FREE Quote! BEACON WINDOWSLic. #C10506 www.SliderRepair.com  Worn Rollers?  Damaged Track?  Weatherstripping Issues?  Broken Locks & Handles?  Water Intrusion, Spalling & Sagging Header Specialist012518 www.YouTube.com/user/SliderRepair  Screen Rooms (with Insulated Roof) Concrete Patios 727-579-8574 We Install:102617 Deal Direct with Owner & SAVE 15% Valid with TBN coupon only. Get the job done now and pay half later* *This is an in-house nancing without additional cost for jobs over $10K. CALL FOR DETAILS! Provide rough measurements through our website or over the phone to get additional $10 off per window. Energy Ef cient  Secure  Soundproof 813-766-4414 www.FLWindowReplacement.comLIC# SP13974Lowest price on Simonton & PGT windows with our outstanding reputation! Check out our reviews on Angie’s List! 010418 Serving all Pinellas County Up to 6 passengersCALL727-3991111Always On Time! Guaranteed CAPTAIN STEVE’S TRANSPORTATION Licensed and InsuredTheme Parks Casino Cruise Ports*Pre Booked / Flat Rate012518 LUXURY AIRPORT SERVICE RVI C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C E $39 and upPrivate Ride24/7 We Accept Electrical JUNK IN THE TRUNK?Unload Here in the Classi eds call (727)397-5563 Cleaning/Janitorial Door Repairs

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Professional Services 15B Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Roof Repairs, Roof Leaks, Rotted Wood Specialist, (727)541-6909 Lic # RC29027195 & Insured Screening J&J RESCREENING, LLC.Rescreen Your Pool/ Lanai Today! SINCE 1993. FREE Estimates. Warranty. C-9682. Insured.(727)522-1033 RESCREENING1 Panel Thru Complete Re-Screens. 30 Years Experience. Great Prices! Call Andy Fleck (727)288-3236 or (727)657-3710 Lic#131149744 RESTORE THE OUTDOORS!RESCREENING ALUMINUM & VINYL Specialty Contractor. Install/ Restore Pool & Patio Enclosure, Fascia, Sof t, Gutters, Fencing & Siding too. Licensed/Insured SCC131151635(727)474-2242 kcmc.outdoorlivingsolutions@gmail.comwww.outdoorrestore.net Sprinklers RICHARDSON IRRIGATIONService, Repair, Quality Work. Licensed, Insured. #C-9468. Fire ghter Owned/ Operated. Free Estimates. (727)424-1072. R. FOLEY IRRIGATION Repairs, Pumps, Reclaimed HookUps, Sprinkler Tune-Up: $35. Check For Leaks, Adjust Heads, Program Timer. C-9784. (727)367-7471. GREG BARKER IRRIGATION Design, Service, Repair. Reclaimed water, Pumps. Landscape Design and Maintenance. (727)642-6556. Lic#C10268 IRRIGATION REPAIRS AND INSTALLSReclaimed Hook-Ups, Fast Service, Free Estimates. 20 Years Experience.(727)422-1197R&A Industries CFC1428510 Transportation Services CAPTAIN STEVE'S TRANSPORTATION TIA (Tampa Int’l Airport) $39 and up North Pinellas, $45 and up South Pinellas. Call (727)399-1111 Available 24/7 Serving all Pinellas County Licensed & Insured Tree Services TREES BY KEVIN M. DYER Specializing In Oak Removal & Pruning. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates! Lic/Ins. All Credit Cards Accepted! Seminole Resident. (727)557-4000, (727)564-8216 SILVERSON TREE & LANDSCAPE Excellent Services at Affordable Prices. Specializing; Oak Removal/ Pruning, Landscape Design. Free Estimates, Lic/ Ins. (727)409-4894 www.silversontree.com**WE SELL FIREWOOD** EXPERT TREE SERVICERemovals, Trimming, Stump Removal, Landscape Design, Sod. Fully Insured/ Worker’s Comp. Fast Reasonable Service. All Major Credit Cards Accepted. (727)422-1197 Pumps EARL PRUITT WELL & PUMP SERVICEIs Your Pump Noisy or Producing Low Pressure? Call Earl(727)544-0718, (727)439-2300 .www.wellandpumpexperts.com Lic#SWWM2214 Protective Coatings GRANITE SHIELD OF TAMPA BAY Making You Shine Last a Lifetime Granite, Marble, Stainless Steel, Travertine, Glass Showers, Auto & Boat Glass, Concrete Counters, Outdoor Counters. LIFETIME WARRANTY (727)254-6627 or (352)874-3881 www.graniteshieldoftampabay.org Remodeling LOWEST PRICES ON ALL Remodeling/ Roo ng/ Room Additions. A-Affordable Home Solutions West Coast Florida. CBC-1253637 CCC-1330057 (727)410-7323. BUDGET FRIENDLY Remodels, Additions, & Repairs No Job Is Too Big Or Small! 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Furniture Repair-Re nish BRUCE'S FURNITURE Repair, Re nishing, Stripping. Specializing In Caning. Piano Re nishing. Don’t Buy New, "RENEW!" Free Estimates. (727)439-7324 Garage Doors FREE ESTIMATES! DOORS/ OPENERS Installations, We Specialize in Repairs. I Fix It or It's Free!! Check Us Out on Angie's List. C-10172/Insured Advanced Garage Door Services Locally Owned(727)585-3525 Gutters Seamless 6" Gutters, Family Owned & Operated, Lowest Prices! Free Estimates. Quality Work. (727)320-4819. Lic#SCC131151386 RESTORE THE OUTDOORS!GUTTERS/ FASCIA/ SOFFIT ALUMINUM & VINYL Specialty Contractor. RescreeningInstall/ Restore Pool & Patio Enclosure. Licensed/Insured SCC131151635(727)474-2242 kcmc.outdoorlivingsolutions@gmail.comwww.outdoorrestore.net Handyman HANDY DANDY OLD MAN For all your around-the-house maintenance needs. FREE ESTIMATES! GMAN, (727)678-5136 Info. YARD CLEAN-UPS Handyman, Property Maintenance, Trimming, Haul Away Junk, Gutter Cleaning, Reasonable Prices. (727)543-7066. **CALL AN EXPERIENCED** Dependable Handyman! Affordable Rates. Minor Home Repairs. No Job Too Small. (727)742-3643 NEED A HANDYMAN? Dennis Is Your Man From New Jersey 35-Years' Experience No Job Too Small Pressure Washing Also (727)687-8583LOCAL HANDYMAN SERVICES Property Maintenance, Yard Work, Pressure Washing, FREE ESTIMATES. Call Sean (727)337-1464 MAD BEACH SERVICES “Your Local Handy Man” 40 Years Experience, ResidentialCommercial, QualityIntegrityPricing (727)456-8092 Hauling ALPHA JUNK HAULINGLoves Small Jobs! Clean Outs, Foreclosures, Yard Waste, Furniture, Appliances. Doug (727)385-1132 CHARLES TRASH HAUL & DEMOLITION Make & Choose Your Own Price! Debris, Trash, Junk Hauling, Garage Clean Outs. Lowest Rate! (727)520-4490 www.Charlestrashhauling.com DUTCH VIKING DEMO HAUL & DUMP You Fill or We Fill. Drop Off or Same Day. Family Owned & Operated. Free Estimates (727)543-1115 BIG JIM'S ECONOMY HAULING Prompt, Professional, Reliable. 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Insured/License #C-4075(727)595-8312MV PAINTING Interior/ Exterior Residential/ Commercial Wallpaper Removal Stain & Varnish Epoxy Floors All Types of Pressure Washing Free Estimates (727)504-1987 Lic#C-10254 ARTIST RAINBOW PAINTINGRESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR EXTERIOR On-Time, Courteous, Professional, Insured. Pressure Cleaning. FREE ESTIMATES (727)776-4098 www.artistrainbow.blogspot.comLIC#C10327/PA28351SUNRISE QUALITY PAINTING Residential & Commercial Interior & Exterior Pressure Cleaning Family Owned & Operated. Call 24/Hours a Day! Nick (727)744-3232. Lic#C-9597 SCOTT THE PAINTER A Painter Referred By Your Neighbors Call Today (720)373-1010 Lic#C-11177 ADAM CONSULTING CONSTRUCTION & PAINTING Interior & Exterior, Drywall/Repair, Popcorn Removal, Whatever You Need for Your Home or Business. Call Gary (727)551-1954 or Heribeto (727)831-2118. CGC 150754 Insured. SOMEONE WILL BE AT YOUR PROJECT EVERYDAY! Commercial & Residential Pest Control ROB'S PEST CONTROL Family Owned and Operated. Serving Pinellas Since 1979. Call Now! (727)687-1730 Pet Services PET GROOMING NEW CLIENTS SPECIAL! $22 Any Dog Breed Includes Wash/ Dry/ Nails/ Ears and a Trim, Make Them Beautiful ... Affordably Our Salon Established in 1979 Academy of Animal Arts. (727)596-2547 academyofanimalarts.com CANINE CARE MOBILE DOG GROOMING Quality Service At Your Door In a Clean Comfortable Enviroment (727)507-1547 www.caninecaremg.com Plaster & Stucco ANDY'S STUCCO & Plastering SERVING CLEARWATER, LARGO AND SEMINOLE Small Plaster/ Stucco Jobs. Patch Work. Lic#C-6903. Insured. Free Estimates. (727)524-8140, (727)434-4386. Plumbing Small Job Plumbing Specialist Sewer & Drain Cleaning I-CFC1427888. Low Rates Don-Charles (727)522-2508ANYTIME PLUMBING All Plumbing Repairs, Re-Pipes & Drain Cleaning. No Job Too Small! CFC1425923 (727)822-1742 PLUMBING REPAIRS R-US, INC. Repairs & Irrigation. Owner Operated. Low Rates. Free Estimates. 10% OFF W/AD! CFC-1428533. Insured. Visa/MC. (727)487-3645. House/Pet Sitting HOUSE, YACHT, PET SITTING Discreet and Professional. Very Affordable Rates and Unique Services Tailored to Your Speci c Needs. Bonded and Insured. (727)688-9804 Landscaping "BEST LANDSCAPE" SERVICES INCLUDE DESIGN & BUILD PLANTS TREES SOD REPAIRS NO JOB TOO SMALL! 38 Years of Experience Call (727)638-9002ANGEL'S LANDSCAPING Tree, Sod & Lawn Service SUMMER SAVINGS $100 OFF ANY JOB OVER $600 $50 OFF ANY JOB UNDER $600 Licensed & Insured Se Habla Espanol Prompt & Courteous Service (727)686-7268LANDSCAPING YOU CAN AFFORDStone Patios, Palms, Planting, Sodding, Clean-ups, Tree/Palm, Hedge Trimming, Stump-grinding, Xeriscaping, Irrigation Systems. NEW PHONE (727)238-4454 Full Service Lawn And Landscape Maintenance. Irrigation, Landscape Lighting, Drainage,Tree Pruning. SPECIAL 25% OFF ANY SERVICE OVER $250!(727)564-4494SOD SPECIAL! (727)687-LAWN(5296) Lawn Care BEST PRICE LAWN SERVICEMow, Edge, Trim, Property Maintenance. Tree Trimming, Cleanups. Free Estimates Lic/Ins. Call Kirk (727)403-8643HENRY'S LAWN & LANDSCAPE Full Property Maintenance & Landscaping. Free Estimates. Licensed/Insured. (727)688-4141 EVERGREEN LAWNSLEAF VACUUMINGLEAVE YOUR LEAVES TO US! Cleanups, Residential Lawn Maintenance. Free Estimates! Licensed and Insured. Evergreen_Lawns@ymail.com (727)639-1520 www.facebook.com/EvergreenLawnsKIRK MORGAN'S RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIALLawn Service, All Phases of Tree & Yard Work, Hauling & General Maintenance, House Cleanups, Licensed. 50+ Years In The Area. Let Me Save You Some $. (727)709-7292A LAWN SERVICE YOU CAN AFFORD! Hedge, Tree, Palm Trimming, Leaf Raking, Clean-Ups. NEW PHONE (727)238-4454 "Ralphie Here" LAWN SERVICE Cut, Edge, Weed Eat. Cell (727)432-9582 Pressure Cleaning Available Moving/Shipping A-2-Z MOVINGHome  Of ce  Delivery Est. 1986  24’ Box Truck Local/ Statewide. FL#IM660. A2ZMovingFL.com (727)584-2302 Painting 012518 All Phase Plumbing Service Natural Gas Residential / Commercial No Job Too Big Or Too Small Quality Workmanship and Complete Professionalism “Is Our Guarantee”(727) 343-740024-Hour Service Available Licensed & Insured CFC1427381HOLDER PLUMBING JOHNSMITH PLUMBING, INC. Fast, Honest, Reliable Service You Can Depend On! State Certi ed Plumbing Contractor #CFC057139 Providing Service Throughout the Tampa Bay Area. All Repairs, Re-Piping and New Installations (727)934-1956 Pool Pumps POOL HEAT PUMPS SALES & INSTALLATION (727)447-7212 carrairconditioning.comCARR AIR & HEATING THE COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST License #CAC045888 Pool Service LIVING WATER POOL SERVICEWeekly Service Or Chemical Check Only, Includes Chemicals. Family Owned. (727)204-1387 (727)385-3523 Complete Pool & Lawn Service Combos as Low as $125/Month Licensed/ Insured Residential/ Commercial Credit Card Accepted Free Estimates. (727)385-3523. Pressure Cleaning A XTREME Pressure Cleaning Lic/Ins. We Clean Anything!!! Big/ Small Jobs, LOW PRICES! Free Estimates. (727)585-2886.DON'S OUTSIDE HOME CARERoofs, Homes, Pool Patios & Lanai’s, Drive And Walkways. Licensed/Insured, Senior’s 10% Discount. (727)364-6043 (727)639-3958 ResidentialCommercial, Licensed/ Insured. Low Rates, Free Estimates, 10% Military Discount. www.SunStatePW.com WE USE HOT WATER !!SPECIALIZING In Low Pressure Tile & Shingle Roofs. Lic/Ins.FREE ESTIMATESamenpressurewashing.com(727)303-7500 HOT WATER PRESSURE WASHING Pavers, Travertine & Concrete. Cleaning, Sanding, Sealing, Spot & Mold/Mildew Removal. We Specialize in Driveways, Pool Decks, Patios, Walkways & Entrances. Call for a Free Estimate! (727)415-5039 PCCLB C-10915 30 YEARS EXPERIENCEPruning, Feeding, Planting, Removal, Stump Grinding. Senior Discount. Licensed and Insured.(727)251-4535BARLAS TREE SERVICE. Expert Trimming, Removal. Free Estimates. Licensed, Insured. Same-Day Service Available. Arborist. (727)565-5810. SPECIALIZING IN: *Hurricane Damage Prevention *Tree/ Hedge Trimming, Fine Pruning *Limb & Tree Removal *Senior & Military Discounts Fully Licensed/Insured Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner. Gerry (727)631-0736 For A CLEARVIEW Call (727)548-5460, (727)480-7157. Tree Trimming, Lawn & Landscape. Certi ed Arborist #FL5586A. Licensed & Insured. LOWEST! FREE ESTIMATE! Tree Removal and Trimming. Same Day Service. Licensed/ Insured. Free Mulch.(727)641-9033 011217 TIP TOP TREE COMPLETE TREE SERVICE Done Right the First Time! Call for Free Estimates (727)536-3511 TV & Video Repair CLEARWATER TV Service Calls $29.50!All Types TV’s, Free Estimates, APPLIANCE & COMPUTER REPAIR AVAILABLE. 41 Years In Business, Angie’s List Member, Senior Discounts! www.ClearwaterTVService.com 1310 S. Missouri Ave. (727)773-6125 Web Design ST PETE DESIGNWebsites For Local Businesses. Get A Free Estimate @ StPeteDesign.com. (727)342-0735 Wells Shallow & Deep EARL PRUITT WELL & PUMP SERVICEIs Your Pump Noisy or Producing Low Pressure? Call Earl (727)544-0718, (727)439-2300 www.wellandpumpexperts.com Lic#SWWM2214 Window Sales/Replacement KAROLY WINDOWS & DOORS Get Price Quote Through Our Website! #1 On Angie’s List. WWW.FlWindowReplacement.com (813)766-4414 C-9983. WATER INTRUSION, SPALLING & SAGGING HEADER SPECIALIST Worn Rollers? Damaged Track? Weatherstripping Issues? Broken Locks & Handles? Call for Free Quote! (727)269-5311 Window Cleaning SHANE'S WINDOW CLEANING Serving Pinellas County 15 years. Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly. Construction Clean-up Specialist. Residential, Commercial. Insured. (727)542-8610. Shane@Shaneswindowcleaning.com Roo ng Roo ng Roo ng Plumbing Tree Services Painting Licensed, Bonded, Insured | Residential & CommercialPasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough Countieswww.BaytoBayRoo ng.com  BayToBayRoo ng@gmail.comState Certi ed Roo ng Contractor License #CCC1330112Shingle Tile Metal Flat New Roofs Re-Roofs Roof RepairsFree Estimates  Family Owned & Operated727-478-0546 Lic./Bonded/Ins. Res. & Comm. Senior & Veteran Discounts!State Certi ed Roo ng Contractor License #CCC1325864Servicing all of Tampa Bay727-378-5892www.hlvroo ng.com hlvroo ng@gmail.com Shingle  Tile  Metal  Flat  Tapered Systems  New Roofs  Re-Roo ng  RepairsFamily Owned & Operated Free EstimatesBAY TO BAY ROOFING INC. Unsurpassed Quality & Craftsmanship Unsurpassed Quality & Craftsmanship 101917

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16B Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 10425 Park Blvd., Seminole on Lake Seminole across from Home DepotSunday-Thursday 10:30am-10:00pm  Friday & Saturday 10:30am-11:00pm $1 OFF regular menu price. Not valid with any other offer. Limit one coupon per transaction. Valid only at this location. Exp. 3/4/18 $1 OFF any Value Basket022518 of Seminole Not valid with any other offer. Limit one coupon per transaction. Valid only at this location. Exp. 3/4/18 $2 Short Shakes Rich ... Creamy ... Fresh Frozen Custard Capo De Monte Italian MarketVisit us for all your Italian Grocery Deli needs8400 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 394-7800020818 Delicious Subs & Paninis  Gourmet & Italian Foods  Prepared Meals-To-Go  Beer and Wine  Homemade Soups  Pasta Sauce  Crostini made fresh daily  Specialty Meats & Cheeses  Homemade Sausage  Fresh Italian Bread  Homemade Dips, Spreads  Mozzarella Cheese & Much More!  Gift Baskets For All Occasions CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS $5 OFF Any purchase of $30 or moreMust present coupon. Dine in or Take out. Not valid with other offers. Exp. 2/28/18 1st Place Winner Thank You For Voting Us #1! Care Animal Hospital of SeminoleKenneth Newman, DVM 35 years of experience 13017 Park Boulevard Seminole 727-954-3994CareAhofseminole.com Annual Vaccines: DOGS $99  CATS $89011818Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm  Sat. 8am-1pm C Ken n Dental Dogs $240 Dental Cats $240 ISSUES WITH YOUR LEATHER OR VINYL ? We Can FIX THAT We repair, restore, clean, dye, recondition and/or reupholster LEATHER, VINYL and FABRICS. Tears, burns, holes, scratches, stains, color fading you name it, we can x it. BEFORE AFTER Call Today For A FREE ESTIMATE727-251-3015 HOME & OFFICE FURNITURE... Sofas  Chairs  Ottomans  Recliners  Booths  Medical Exam Chairs  Dental Chairs  Bar Stools CARS, BOATS, RVs, AIRPLANES & MORE!  Seats  Door Panels  Carpets  Headliners  Center Consoles  Steering Wheels  Headlights Visit our website www.WeCanFixThat.com/Clearwater for videos and images of our work. BEFORE AFTER 011818 Cruise Holidays of Seminole Relax ... You’re With Us Portobello Square Corner of 131st and Park 13031 Park Blvd. Seminole, FL 33776 131St. NPark Blvd. Your Cruise & Land Experts 011118727-397-5000seminole.cruiseholidays.com cruisepros@cruiseholidays.com All Breeds Large and Small Walk-ins or by Appointment Professional Groomer 20 Years Experience Cheryl Moran T h e G r o o m i n g G a l l e r y The Grooming Gallery6572 Seminole Blvd. #5 Seminole, Florida 33772 ( 7 2 7 ) 3 9 3 5 9 6 6 (727) 393-5966Across from Allen Sports 020118 18117 Gulf Blvd.Redington ShoresNext to Beach PizzaFlorida 33708Herbal Gift ShopFree Gift Wrapping Herbal Teas & Tinctures Herbs Spices Gift Items Tea Pots & Local Honey727-575-9952Tuesday Saturday 11am-9pm Sunday 11am-7pm Monday 11am-7pm WWW.HERBSBYMERLIN.COM012518 VEGETABLE PLANTS  RAW HONEY SPECIAL BLENDED TEAS  TINCTURES  HERBAL SOAPS  HERBSHEALTH PRODUCTS  CULINARY HERBS ESSENTIAL OILS  HEALTH PRODUCTS  SPIRITUAL HERBS  SPICES by HerbsByMerlin.com Tea Leaf & Tarot Card Reading Call for Appointment 011118 Welcome Friends! Your Neighborhood Barber ... Portobello Barber Shop Rebecca Martin, MSN, A.R.N.P., FNP-C ~ Minor Emergencies ~ ~ Family Practice ~ ~ Virtual Concierge Medicine ~ ~ B12 Shots ~ ~ Bioidentical Hormones ~ ~ Weight Loss Shots ~ ~ Telemedicine ~ 9303 Seminole Blvd. Suite A, Seminole, FL 33772 727-272-1844011118 School & Sports Physicals 021518 Lic. #C89023201 Tyrone Blvd. N., St. PetersburgCambria Silestone Granite C o u n t e r t o p s CountertopsFull Interior RemodelingFamily Owned  38 Years Experience 2801 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 Floor Tile € Wall Tile € Backsplash Tile Carpet € Laminate € Wood 727.851.9937 7 2 7 3 6 0 8 1 5 9 727-360-8159 w w w k i t c h e n s b y w h e a t o n c o m www.kitchensbywheaton.com S h o w r o o m / D e s i g n C e n t e r Showroom/Design Center  Plywood Construction  Dovetail Wood Drawers  Soft Close Glides Five Star Quality  Excellent Reviews  Satis ed Customers  Topnotch Workmanship011118Across from Tyrone Mall www.ToppTile.com 3252 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg727.954.8899 Tampa Bay’s Largest Selection of Unique Ceramic Pottery www.OutdoorAccentsofFlorida.com 022218 Buy One Get One 1/2 OFF Select PotteryExp. 3-29-18  Tiki Huts  Fountains  Benches  Outdoor Flags  Rain Chains Its All Happening Locally

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Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 727-343-06078440 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg W e Â’ v e G r o w n WeÂ’ve Grown! A l m o s t 2 a c r e s o f Almost 2 acres of P i n e l l a s C o u n t y Â’ s n e s t Pinellas CountyÂ’s nest P a l m s a n d P l a n t s Palms and Plants 022218-1

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Seminole Beacon, February 22, 2018 Look At The Others Then Come See Us! One Year Warranty S y l v e s t r i s D a t e P a l m Sylvestris Date Palm H E A D Q U A R T E R S HEADQUARTERS 022218-2 727-343-06078440 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg We sell only #1 Grade with many sizes in STOCK!