Volume 40, No. 3 March 22, 2018 www.TBNweekly.com VIEWPOINTS Debra SaundersTrump should man up on his relationship with Stormy Daniels.... Page 15A. Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .16A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .5-6B Community . . . . . . . . . . .8A County . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 10B Faith & family . . . . . . . . .12A Health & tness . . . . . . .14, 20A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Military . . . . . . . . . . . .17A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .18-19A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .10A Professional Services . . . . . .7-9B Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .13A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .15ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising ENTERTAINMENT Business growth Economic Development Director Mike Meidel addresses county commissioners ... Page 6A.More than 100 artisans will set up during the 15th annual event. Â… Page 3B.St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival set for March 24-25 At the box of ce"Pacific Rim Uprising," starring Scott Eastwood, to open this week. Other movies hitting theaters include "Sherlock Gnomes," "I Kill Giants" and "Paul, Apostle of Christ."... Page 1B. SEMINOLE Caregivers event set at SPCThe fourth annual Caregivers Conference will be presented Friday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Digitorium on the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole.... Page 4A. Gulf Coast Maker & Comic ConMore than 100 exhibits, presentations and performances are scheduled at the March 24 eventPhotos SUBMITTEDCosplay performers are always a popular part of the Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con, said Chad Mairn, who runs the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. This yearÂ’s event is set for Saturday, March 24. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE City Council took the first step towards banning kava, kratom, contraband bath salts and synthetic cannabinoids at its March 13 meeting. Councilors unanimously voted in favor of a bill banning these substances in the city upon its rst reading. A second reading of the bill will be held at a future council meeting. During the council's annual retreat Jan. 7, members discussed regulation of kratom and kava, and directed City Attorney Jay Daigneault to draft an ordinance to regulate or ban the substances. While researching the bill prior to drafting it, he determined a more comprehensive ordinance adding synthetic cannabinoid herbal incense and contraband bath salts to the list of substances to be banned was preferable. During the March 13 meeting, he said there is no research indicating "what the long-term and short-term effects [of kratom and kava] are." He added, "We just don't know." He said that though he can't say banning these substances "is a widespread trend in municipal government," some Florida municipalities, including the county of Sarasota, have. Councilor Chris Burke, who works for the Largo Police Department, requested that Daigneault speci cally add spice, a mix of herbs and manmade materials, to the bill since it wouldn't fall under the ordinance the way it is designed. He added that spice "causes the most trouble for law enforcement." Daigneault said he would add spice to the bill ahead of its second reading and vote by the council. In other action items, the council also: approved the revision of the procedures the council and city boards use in quasi-judicial proceedings. authorized City Manager Ann Toney-Deal submit applications for the annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards. The city will nominate the recreation department's Digital Den for the City Spirit Award and the Community Emergency Response Team for the Florida Citizenship Award. Toney-Deal also announced that Willie Jewells Old School Bar-B-Q has been issued an interior build-out permit and will begin work on its space in the Seminole City Center. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE After taking 2017 off, the Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College's Seminole campus is bringing back its popular comic and maker convention Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library has partnered with the Gulf Coast Makers to revamp and rebrand the event as the Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con, said Chad Mairn, who manages the Innovation Lab at the library. This free showcase celebrates the DIY inventive and artistic spirit by offering more than 100 exhibits, presentations and performances throughout the SPC campus. "It was kind of a risk to take a year off and a lot of people were disappointed, I think, but I think it's rebranded and maybe it will be better, I hope," he said. Though there's a focus on science, this year, there's something for everyone, Mairn added. "There's a lot to see and do," he said. Electrathon will offer electric car races, and there will be drone races as well. "That's going to be really cool," he said. Tesla will set up with their latest models of electric cars. There also will be heritage makers blacksmiths, weavers and woodworkers showing off their skills, make and take activities, pop-up concerts by students in SPC's music industry recording arts program, virtual reality demos, an inventors showcase and ash mobs. Gamers on the Edge will be back with their video game room. "Every year they've been here and they've done really great work," Mairn said. "That room has always been lled to capacity." Serenity Games also will host a board game room, which "was really popular last year," he said. Programming includes a science show hosted by Mike Davis, SPC's natural science chair based out of the Tarpon Springs campus. "He does these shows that has crazy smoke coming out of a petri dish or has a book catch on re," Mairn said. "He does these really engaging, fun science activities that kids can be really blown away by. It's really just fun science." The Really Live Literature Series will feature improv actors performing their versions of various book titles. Author Mark Muncy also will discuss Florida myths, monsters and legends featured in his book "Eerie Florida." Laura Spence, the Pinellas County Schools STEM coordinator, will lead a workshop on comic strip creation and STEM. Film and video game animation veteran Tony Mecca (XMen Days of Future Past, Rio 2, Furious 7, Snow White and the Huntsman) will answer questions about his career. Council moves to ban kava, kratomSeminole, Osceola students protest gun violence Photo by JOSH JONESStudents at Osceola Fundamental High School participated in a nationwide walkout in protest of gun violence at schools March 14. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE Joining thousands of students across the country March 14, hundreds of teens attending Seminole High School and Osceola Fundamental High School participated in a nationwide walkout bringing awareness to gun violence in the schools. The walkout was spurred by the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 students were killed last month. In addition to protesting gun violence, many schools also honored the young lives lost that day with 17 minutes of silence. Both Seminole and Osceola high schools' administration supported the walkout, helping students to orchestrate the events. "We wanted to make sure they had an appropriate environment to go into for it," said Osceola Principal Michael Bohnet. Staff worked with students to organize the event, he added. "It was student led. We wanted to make sure it was the way they wanted it to be," he said. "We listened to them." Following 17 minutes of silence at 10 a.m. in the school's Rose Garden, an outdoor dining area adjacent to the cafeteria, 17 students each released one orange biodegradable balloon one of the OFHS school colors to represent those killed in the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland. OFHS student Madison Vogel, who is helping to organize the March 24 March See STUDENTS, page 4A See COMIC CON, page 4A MILITARY Bay Pines to host Vietnam War eventThe Bay Pines National Cemetery will sponsor a commemoration ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Thursday, March 29, 3 p.m., at the entrance of the Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. ... Page 17A. OUTDOORS Fish TalesMarch winds and below average temperatures continue to be the headline on the shing scene. Water temperatures have crawled back up to near 70 degrees.... Page 18A. 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3A Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 Around SeminoleSPC Seminole to host open houseSEMINOLE St. Petersburg College's Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N., will host an open house Wednesday, March 21, 2 to 6 p.m. Prospective students can tour campus, explore clubs and campus life, and discover degree options. Visit why.spc.edu/explore for more information.Commissioner Morroni to speak at USEM meetingSEMINOLE The USEM Community Association welcomes County Commissioner John Morroni as its guest speaker Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. N. Morroni will provide information about major items to be addressed by the Pinellas County Commission this year. Attendees also will be able to ask questions. This event is free and open to the public. Call 727-392-3082 for more information.Fourth annual Caregivers Conference to be presented at SPC SeminoleSEMINOLE The fourth annual Caregivers Conference will be presented Friday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Digitorium on the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole. Caregivers of family members suffering from dementia are generally overworked and under-appreciated, on call 24-7 to confront a disease that often turns their loved ones into strangers. The conference, with the theme Finding Meaning in Caregiving, will feature an array of experts who will address the needs of those caregivers along with those of their affected family members. The conference is co-sponsored by the SPC Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, Maria's Adult Day Care Center, and AARP Florida. The event, which includes a buffet lunch, is free, but advance registration is required. To register, visit solutiions.spcollege.edu, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 727-393-7711. Along with advice for caring for themselves, the conference will offer caregivers information on medical advances into cures for dementia, on the legal aspects of dementia care, and on services covered by Medicare. During breaks, conference attendees will be able to visit informational tables of vendors offering services for family caregivers, volunteers working with older adults, and professionals in aging and related services. The conference will introduce two new featured speakers. Leading off will be Monica Stynchula, AARP Florida Executive Council member and chair of the Caregiver Accelerator. She will speak on "Building a Local Family Caregiving Ecosystem." The luncheon speaker will be Christine Sherrill, program coordinator for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, who will highlight local resources under the DEA's Dementia Care and Cure Initiative. Returning speakers include Eileen Poiley, director of education at the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute at the University of South Florida, who will speak on "Coping with the Stress of Caregiving." Back also with positive insights on caregiving will be Linda Burhans, author and nationally recognized expert on caregiver advocacy, who will speak on "Connecting Caregivers with Reality." Another returning speaker from 2017, the Rev. Dr. Richard Deibert, medical director of Tidewell Hospice and an ordained minister, will address the physical and spiritual needs of caregivers. The use of medical marijuana to treat dementia patients, a subject not previously addressed by the conference, will be taken up by Jeffrey Leimbachrer, M.D. Some preliminary research indicates that the chemical THC in marijuana may have positive effects in Alzheimer's treatment. Leimbacher will explain that treatment in the context of Florida law, which allows use of medical marijuana for certain medical conditions under very restrictive rules. Other speakers will include David Bernstein, M.D.; Tracy Christner, community partnership specialist with Empath Health; D. "Rep" DeLoach III, estate planning, elder law and probate attorney at DeLoach & Hofstra; and Becky Herring, a local caregiver. Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is one of the world's biggest global public health challenges. Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with dementia, and that number is expected to double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050 to 115 million. Much of the increase will be in developing countries like Western Europe and North America. Already 62 percent of people with dementia live in developing countries. There is no treatment available to slow or stop the brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease, but several medications can temporarily help improve the symptoms of dementia for some people.Orchid FriendsÂ’ sale setSEMINOLE Orchid Friends will host a plant sale on Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 10891 102nd Ave. N., Seminole. The sale will feature a large variety of blooming and non-blooming orchids for good prices. Supplies also will be for sale. Members will be able to answer questions about orchid care. The sale will take place behind the church underneath the trees. For information, call 727-420-4001.Historical Society to meetSEMINOLE The next Seminole Historical Society meeting, Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m., at its museum at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Rd., will feature a presentation on Sarasota's Mote Marine Laboratory. For more information, visit www.seminolehistoricalsociety.org or call 727-399-0587.Scrabble Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Scrabble Club meets at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free event. All skill levels are welcome. Attendees are requested to bring game boards if they have one at home. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Business consultant to visit chamberSEMINOLE Yolanda Cowart with Pinellas County Economic Development will be at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7-8, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.Seminole Junior WomanÂ’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. 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4A Seminole Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018For Our Lives in St. Petersburg, spoke about the shooting and gun violence following the balloon release, Bohnet said. Carol Sterling, a librarian at Seminole, said she was surprised that the majority of students participated in the walkout. "Initially, we expected some kids to want to stay in the library," she said. Most students participated, she said, adding that several Seminole staff members had connections to Stoneman Douglas. A SHS guidance counselor graduated from the Parkland school, she said, while another teacher at Seminole had been taught by Stoneman Douglas athletic director Chris Hixon, who was killed protecting students during the shooting. SHS did the walkout a bit differently from other schools, she added. Students walked out at 10:17 and then had 17 minutes of silence at that time in memory of the Parkland victims. Students hung banners around the school, even on the roof of the building, she said. Student musicians performed "Taps" and "Amazing Grace." Horn players stood at various points around the school and played in unison, she said. Principal Dr. Thomas Brittain spoke over the loudspeaker about gun violence, as well. "He said some stuff about being supportive and hoping nothing like this ever happens again," Sterling said. Brittain did not respond to requests for comment for this article. Via email, Lisa Wolf, public information of cer for Pinellas County Schools, said that in preparation of the walkout at Seminole, staff involved student leaders in planning, "respected the right of students to participate or not," "designated an appropriate location for students choosing to participate and any other expectations necessary to ensure a safe and peaceful expression of support by students." She added that while students participating weren't disciplined, those participating in the protest could only participate "during non-instructional times and with principal's approval." STUDENTS, from page 1A Photos SUBMITTEDEight-year-old Isabelle Rothermel, above, a student at Starkey Elementary School, held a class food drive to support the Interfaith Food Pantry. Right, sheÂ’s pictured with food pantry volunteers after delivering her donations. Standing, from left, are Ken Leazer, Holly Vernon, Marcia Stone and Carolyn Mitchell.Food drive Photo SUBMITTEDZena Bond, right, recently produced her annual variety showcase as a fundraiser for Mof tt Cancer Center at Seminole Gardens. Council Jim Quinn, center, served as the eventÂ’s emcee, while Mayor Leslie Waters, left, was in attendance.Mof tt fundraiser Photo SUBMITTEDThe Celtic FC U16 Girls (Green) won the 2018 Region-C CommissionerÂ’s Cup Tournament in Auburndale on March 17, defeating Pinellas County United 4-3 in the nals. The team consists of Amelia Helms, Ana Jokanovic, Carly Perrett, Ellyce Hamel, Jayde Albaugh, Katelyn DeSantis, Katie Potter, Kayla Hadley, Kenzie Sullivan, Layla LaFave, Madi Solava, Savannah Holloway, So a Augusta, Sydney Reinfrank, Coach C.J. Brown and Coach Christine Applewhite.Champions! COMIC CON, from page 1A Students at Seminole High School participate in a March 14 nationwide walkout protesting gun violence in schools.Photos SUBMITTEDAbove, Gamers on the Edge will host a video game room during the Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con March 24. Top, bottom left/right, The Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con will showcase more than 100 exhibitors, presentations, demonstrations and performances.Meanwhile, in the Deconstruction Zone, attendees will get to take apart every day items to see how they work. For more information about the Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con, visit gulfcoastmakers.com/gulfcoast-makercon.
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6A County Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018Economic Development helping businesses, Pinellas grow By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Economic Development Director Mike Meidel had lots of positive news to share with Pinellas County Commissioners on March 13. With what Meidel described as a "17-member dream team," and a host of partners, the county's Economic Development department performs a host of services designed to retain and expand existing businesses, assist new business start-ups and attract new high-wage employers that preferably have markets outside the county, so they bring new money into the local economy. Economic Development also helps businesses gain access to capital, and the department works to improve the business climate by supporting low taxes and regulations, and it ensures availability of a trained workforce. In addition, the department identifies available sites, which isn't the easiest thing to do in a built-out county, and promotes those sites for potential development. Now, thanks in part to the work of the "dream team," the county is rebounding nicely from the recession, especially in the area of employment. Meidel said during the recession, April 2006 to December 2009, the county lost 60,000 jobs. Since that time, Pinellas has regained all 60,000 and added 40,000 more. "So, we have 100,000 more people working in the county than we did in 2009," he said. "That's pretty exciting, especially to the people who are employed now but weren't back then." In the past year, Economic Development has worked to bring in 19 corporate relocations and expansions throughout the county. Meidel said his department doesn't just work in unincorporated Pinellas; instead, it ignores city limits to nd the best possible space for companies in need. Thanks to those relocations and expansions, 2,048 new jobs are expected in the county in the next three to ve years, and 1,812 jobs were retained. On top of that, more than $335.67 million in capital investment is projected, which translates into tax dollars. "That's an opportunity for us to fund every other program from public safety to health and human services," Meidel said. "And that's why we do what we do to create jobs to create that tax base to help bene t all the citizens and to create that new volume of money in the local economy." In addition, he said, for every $1 of county incentives, $161 comes back in direct and indirect wages, which equals a 161 percent return on investment. Meidel talked about some of the success stories and the work Economic Development did with Hillsborough County to try to entice Amazon to build its new headquarters in the area, which would have brought in 500,000 new jobs. He said while the local proposal didn't make Amazon's short list, the company did call with a thank you for the proposal. Commissioner Dave Eggers asked about plans for the next 10 years of Penny for Pinellas. Meidel said staff was looking toward the future and would use a consultant to nd the best opportunities for housing and employers to work together in a mixed-use environment. He said they would be looking at barriers to construction and how to structure the program to decide what types of incentives would be attractive to developers. Staff also will begin putting together the 12-member committee that will be vetting projects. Eggers questioned Meidel's comment on residential development, saying he thought the goal was to look for industrial land for office or warehouse use to create more jobs and expand businesses. He asked if the plan was to look for land to accommodate both. Meidel said the Penny money $16.5 million for 10 years is for housing and economic development, so the committee will be looking at projects for both uses. "It's going to be a complex process. Each site has special criteria to look at," he said. Staff had been directed to balance the need for housing and economic development, so the committee that will be vetting projects will have experts on both subjects, he said. "It's the best way to leverage the limited amount of money we have," he said. "It sounds like a lot, but when you have $500,000 an acre for most of the properties, it doesn't go very far." Commission Chair Ken Welch asked about ownership of Tropicana Field and the 85 acres around it. Technically, the stadium is owned by the county; however, Meidel said if the Tampa Bay Rays leave, the stadium goes back to the city of St. Petersburg, which also owns the land surrounding it. Meidel's staff is working closely with the city's staff on plans for redevelopment of the site whether the Rays stay or if the team moves to its chosen site in Ybor City. Welch pointed out that it "wasn't a done deal yet," and said the Rays had until January to talk to St. Petersburg about their plans. Meidel said even if the Rays stay, initial plans put together by the city to redevelop the surrounding land provides opportunities for office space, research and housing. "It will be a tremendous project and an even better project if the Rays stay because it would have an entertainment component too," Meidel said. "Needless to say, there's going to be a lot of community conversation about that 85 acres and how it gets repurposed and where the bene ts go," Welch said. Meidel also talked about a population study done by a new employee, who is doing research for Economic Development. The study shows that 350,000 will be moving to the county over the next several years while 325,000 will be moving out. He described it as a "churn" and said it explained why local Realtors stay so busy. Meidel said based on information from the IRS, people moving in are wealthier than those leaving the county. In addition, college students are returning and bringing their friends, and people in their 50s empty nesters are moving into the county. Commissioner Charlie Justice expressed concern that having wealthier people moving in would "tip the scale," toward having people at the high end and low end ( nancially) and no one in the middle. "There's no shortage of challenges," Welch said. "As much as we need the economic base, we need affordable housing." Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTEREconomic Development Director Mike Meidel shares good news with Pinellas County Commissioners March 13. County newsDeputies encourage safety during Florida Bicycle MonthPinellas County Sheriff's deputies are encouraging bicyclists to ride safe during the month of March, designated by Gov. Rick Scott as Florida Bicycle Month. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, nearly 25 million residents and tourists participate in bicycling throughout the year. Deputies will be conducting on-the-street high visibility education and enforcement to help bring awareness to bicycle safety. Deputies will be distributing educational materials, as well as issuing warnings or citations in accordance with Florida Statutes. The purpose of the initiative is to help drive down the number of bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, injuries and crashes in the county. 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County 7A Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersPinellas County reported a not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in January, up from 3.3 percent reported in December. Still 2018 started out better than 2017, when the January unemployment rate was 4.4 percent. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, also reported an upward trend with a January rate of 3.9 percent compared to 3.4 percent in December, but still lower than January last year's rate of 4.6 percent. The state and United States rates followed suit with Florida reporting an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in January, up from 3.7 percent the month before, but down from 4.8 percent in January 2017. The U.S. rate was 4.5 percent in January compared to 3.9 percent in December and 5.1 percent in January 2017. Gov. Rick Scott announced the news that more than 10,000 private sector jobs had been created in January. Scott said, in a press release, that nearly 1.5 million jobs have been created in the state since December 2010. He also said that the state's annual job growth rate of 1.9 percent is exceeding the national rate of 1.7 percent and has exceeded the nation for 69 of the past 70 months. The only month Florida fell behind was because of Hurricane Irma. Twenty-one of the state's 24 metro areas kicked off the new year with over-the-year job gains. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford had the largest increase, 41,300 jobs, followed by Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater with 26,400 jobs and Jacksonville with 19,700 jobs. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Sebring and Cape CoralFort Myers metro areas reported job losses. Statewide, the private-sector industry with the largest job increases was professional and business services with 36,000 new jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality with 32,400 jobs. Construction came in third with 26,000 new jobs. Pinellas continues to have the lowest unemployment rate of the counties in the local MSA. It tied with three other counties for the rank of No. 59 among the state's 67 counties. Hillsborough County with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent tied with seven other counties for the rank of No. 51. Pasco County with an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent tied with eight other counties for the No. 24 rank and Hernando County with an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent, the highest in the local MSA, tied with Hardee County for a rank of No. 7. Citrus County ranked No. 1 with an unemployment rank of 6 percent, and St. Johns County ranked No. 67 with an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, the lowest in the state. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA tied with four others for the No. 15 rank among the state's 24 metro areas. Homosassa Springs MSA ranked No. 1 with an unemployment rate of 6 percent, and Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin MSA ranked No. 24 with an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.Pinellas begins 2018 with higher unemployment rate February was the biggest February in history with 172,790 passengers, a 14 percent increase. Yearto-date passengers are up 11 percent over 2017. The airport offers non-stop ights to 57 destinations with the majority provided by Allegiant Air. Sun Country Airlines provides one non-stop flight to Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi, and Sunwing Airlines offers non-stop ights to Halifax and Toronto Canada. Solid Waste to host automotive waste management workshopDUNEDIN Pinellas County Solid Waste will host a free automotive waste management workshop Wednesday, April 4, 8 a.m. to noon, at Achieva Credit Union Center Court, 1659 Virginia St. in Dunedin. The event is free. Free parking will be provided. Solid Waste's business waste assessment section will conduct the workshop. It is open to businesses in the automotive industry that are classified as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators or that generate less than 220 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of hazardous waste in a calendar month, and their employees. The workshop will feature presentations and educational information designed for specific businesses engaged in automotive repair and paint and body repair, as well as employees of those types of businesses wanting to expand their knowledge of local, state and federal hazardous waste regulations. Participants will receive an overview of hazardous waste, used oil, universal waste regulations and management options. For more information about the workshop, call 727-464-7552. To register for the event, visit www. eventbrite.com and search for "Pinellas County Automotive Workshop." Seating is limited to 75 registrants. 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8A Community Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018Old Salt Fishing Tournament gets 5-year contract, by citizensÂ’ demand By WAYNE AYERS TBN CorrespondentMADEIRA BEACH The city will likely host the Old Salt Fishing Tournament for at least the next ve years. The City Commission made that decision at a special meeting held March 16, unanimously agreeing with Commissioner Terry Lister "that a proposed veyear contract with the Old Salt Foundation be passed." Mayor Maggi Black opened the discussion by recommending only a six-month contract that would allow the upcoming King of the Beach Tournament on April 26-28 to be held. She said the city needs to get more data, then do an evaluation "and come to a better conclusion on how long the contract should be and what should be in it. Then we can look at a multiple year contract." At that time, Commissioner Nancy Oakley said she agreed with Black. But the majority of a standing-room-only crowd of residents and business owners disagreed. A number of them spoke passionately about the tournament's value to the city, and urged approval for at least a ve-year contract. Commissioner Terry Lister, who earlier learned of his narrow defeat for re-election, said he strongly wanted a new contract that would keep the Old Salt Tournament in Madeira Beach "for ve, 10, or even 20 years." City Manager Jonathan Evans said he had worked with of cials of the Old Salt Foundation to come up with a contract "that would ensure the Tournament stays in Madeira Beach." "This (contract) will solidify Madeira Beach as the home location of the shing tournament," Evans said. "We understand its economic value and the tourism that it generates to the region." Under the terms of the agreement, the Old Salt Foundation agrees to pay all the actual costs associated with the tournament, including re, EMT, sanitation, etc. Evans said. "We will track the hours of who was actually out there, and bill appropriately," he said. He also said if the Foundation asks for any additional support during the event "we will track that and make sure the city does not incur any additional costs." In return, the city agrees to waive the recreation fees normally charged, which would amount to $9,000. The contract is cancellable by either the city or the Foundation by giving a year's notice. The foundation also will put money in escrow "to ensure the elds are protected and returned to the pristine condition in which they were before the event," Evans said. Evans spoke of the many bene ts the tournament brings to the city. "It's a great marketing tool to use in future promotions of the city," he said. The city gains much for hosting the Old Salt Fishing Tournament, Evans said, including opportunities to join in cross promotion and cross branding and be involved with their award-winning presentations. "There are many marketing and press opportunities," Evans said. Citizens and business owners spoke, strongly urging the city to approve the Old Salts contract for at least another ve years. Sue Patzschke said the tournament gives the city "hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising this is the cheapest advertising you could ever get." "The King of the Beach Tournament is well known everywhere," said Robert Preston. "It's unreal what they can do for the city. Madeira Beach is a shing village. The citizens want this tournament, and the ( ve-year) contract, cancellable with a year's notice." Missy Hahn, president of the Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, said the economic impact of the tournament is "so much." "If they leave the area, it will hurt all our businesses," she said. Incoming Commissioner Deby Weinstein said she agreed. The Old Salt Tournament has been in the city for a long time "and everybody wants to keep it here." But she also said the Foundation has not provided a pro t and loss statement for a number of years. "It is extremely critical that we know where the money they give to charities goes, and how much they gave, and to make sure the monies are paid," Weinstein said. Old Salt Foundation President Tom Verdensky said the shing tournament "is a win-win situation for the entire city." The event takes about 18 months to put together, he said, adding "a six-month contract would really tie our hands." After the public comment, Lister was the rst to speak from the dais, praising the proposed ve-year contract. "This is a well-written contract, and it's written by this man, Jonathan Evans, who is the new city manager. He brought this to us in all confidence knowing that this is the best deal for the city of Madeira Beach. It doesn't get any better than this," he said. Lister made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Nancy Hodges, that "the proposed ve-year contract be passed." I just want to say, I certainly want the Old Salts to stay. I was trying to make a compromise because I know other people feel differently. And if that's not a good compromise, it's not a good compromise," Black said. When the roll was called, the commission unanimously voted approval, giving Lister one last victory before leaving the commission in April.Weinstein wins commission seatA recount of the votes in the race between incumbent Terry Lister and Deby Weinstein for the District 1 commission seat showed Weinstein the winner by ve votes, 600-595. She had been ahead by four votes at the end of the nal count on election night, making the race too close to call. The recount at the Board of Elections on the Friday after the election showed Weinstein gained one vote, and she was declared the winner. The election results were announced at a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners on March 16, but Weinstein was not sworn in. That will happen at the next regular commission meeting on April 10. In the other contested seat, District 2 Commissioner Nancy Hodges was re-elected by a margin of more than 100 votes, 647-540 (55 percent of the vote), over opponent Eric Breslin.Beach Art Center offers art, poetryINDIAN ROCKS BEACH The exhibit "April Medley" will open with a reception Friday, March 23, 6-8 p.m., at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. The show will feature not only visual arts, but local poets have been invited to create works inspired by the artwork on display. Selected poems will be read at the reception. The show will run through April 20. For information, call 727-596-4331.FootGolf tourney set at Treasure BayTREASURE ISLAND A FootGolf tournament will be held Saturday, March 24, at the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, beginning at noon. The "Kick the Keg" competition is sponsored by the city of Treasure Island in partnership with Tampa Bay Club Sport. The tournament will include free prizes, giveaways and beverages. Registration is $30 and can be done at www.tampabayclubsport.com. For information, visit facebook.com/events/1645561785526549/. FootGolf is a relatively new precision sport that requires players to kick a soccer ball into a cup using as few attempts as possible. Combining elements found on a soccer eld with those found on a golf course, FootGolf is quickly growing in popularity in the United States. Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis offers FootGolf seven days a week, 1 p.m. to close. For more information about the event, email Justin Tramble at email@example.com or call 727-547-4575.IoP association plans dinner/mixer TREASURE ISLAND The Isle of Palms Civic Association's monthly pot luck dinner/mixer is set for Tuesday, March 27, 6:15 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 154 106th Ave. The event is open to all permanent or seasonal residents and renters. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Carol Lee at 727-360-9181.Public invited to beach renourishment meetingINDIAN SHORES The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and representatives from Pinellas County will host a public meeting on an upcoming beach renourishment project Wednesday, March 28, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd. The meeting will provide an overview of the upcoming Sand Key and Treasure Island beach renourishment project scheduled to begin midApril. Sand placement will begin on Treasure Island beaches, and then move north to Sand Key at North Redington Beach and continue along the beaches to Clearwater. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. Contractors will renourish critically eroded shoreline using dredge material from Egmont Shoals as well as Johns Pass. The federal project, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Pinellas County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is cost-shared between the federal government, paying 75 percent, with the remaining 25 percent split between the county and the state. The Sand Key project will place 1.4 million cubic yards of sand along the shoreline from Clearwater Beach to North Redington Beach. The Treasure Island project will place 250,000 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline from Sunshine Beach to Sunset Beach. Beach nourishment bene ts property owners and the public by providing increased storm protection, recreational opportunities and restoration of critical habitat for shorebird and marine turtle nesting. The Pinellas County Shore Protection Project totals 21.8 miles of shoreline. Three constructed and authorized segments are actively maintained by the federal government in a cost share agreement with Pinellas County. 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10A Police Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 Police beatSheriffÂ’s lieutenant red after DUI arrestLARGO A 19-year veteran of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce lost her job March 18 after she was arrested for DUI in Largo. Deputies assigned to the Sheriff's DUI unit arrested Lt. Christi Ruhtz, 41, about 1:49 a.m. in the area of 130th Avenue and Wild Acres Road in Largo. She was booked into the county jail about 5:37 a.m. and released on her own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. Bail was set at $500. Deputies responded to a concerned citizen calling about a disturbance due to a vehicle honking its horn in a neighborhood. When deputies arrived, they saw a vehicle driving in reverse while its horn was honking. Ruhtz was the only person in the vehicle. Deputies say Ruhtz showing signs of impairment by having bloodshot, glassy, and watery eyes and a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her mouth. Ruhtz agreed to perform field sobriety tests, but performed poorly. Deputies say that Ruhtz refused to submit a breath sample for the criminal investigation; however, she was required to submit to an administrative breath sample due to her employment with the Sheriff's Of ce. Her breath sample showed she had a blood alcohol concentration of .14/.13. Florida's drunk driving laws prohibit driving any type of vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or above. Ruhtz was hired by the Sheriff's Of ce Dec. 21, 1998. She worked as a lieutenant in the Public Records Processing Unit. Ruhtz's employment was immediately terminated following the arrest, which is consistent with Sheriff's Of ce policy.PCSO releases results of DUI Wolf Pack operationPinellas County Sheriff's deputies and other local law enforcement of cers conducted a countywide DUI Wolf Pack from 7 p.m. March 17, through 5 a.m. March 18. Sheriff's deputies joined with police departments from Kenneth City, Largo, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and G4S Prisoner Transport to maintain a proactive pro le over the weekend on the highly traveled roadways. During the Wolf Pack, 21 criminal arrests were made, including 12 for DUI, three on felony drug charges, three on misdemeanor drug charges, one for driving on a suspended/revoked license, one misdemeanor warrant arrest and one other misdemeanor arrest. In addition, 56 citations were issued including 12 for DUI, three for driving with a suspended/revoked license, one for no insurance, 22 speeding tickets, one open container, seven non-moving violations and 10 moving violations. The Wolf Pack operation is part of the Sheriff's on-going commitment to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage associated with traf c crashes related to impaired driving. The goal of the Wolf Pack is to educate people and create public awareness about the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the in uence of alcohol and any chemical or controlled substances. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) and the Suncoast Safety Council supported law enforcement during the operation. The Sheriff's Office will be conducting Wolf Packs continuously throughout the year.Pinellas Park police report death of man in house rePINELLAS PARK A 60-year-old Pinellas Park man died at a local hospital March 16 from injuries suffered in a house fire on 97th Terrace North in Pinellas Park. Pinellas Park police responded to assist re ghters about 7:35 p.m. Police say Gilbert A. Murphy, the sole occupant of the house, was unresponsive when re ghters found him sitting in a recliner in a bedroom. Fire personnel were able to resuscitate the man and he was transported to Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg where he later died. Police say there were no signs of suspicious activity. Initial reports show that food on the stove may have caught re. The State Fire Marshall is investigating. The Pinellas County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death.Injuries reported in deputy-involved crash in St. PetersburgST. PETERSBURG A Pinellas County Sheriff's lieutenant and a 27-year-old St. Petersburg man received non-life-threatening injuries in a crash that occurred about 2:19 a.m. March 15 at 16th Street South and 14th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Lt. Kenneth Euler Jr., 40, and Timothy Maurice Jones were treated at a local hospital. After Jones was treated, he was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. According to deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team, a deputy assigned to the Violent Crimes Taskforce was driving a marked Chevrolet Tahoe in the area of Seventh Avenue South and Ninth Street South in St. Petersburg when he saw a suspicious 2002 Monte Carlo, driven by Jones. The deputy pulled his cruiser behind the Monte Carlo, which had stopped in the roadway along the curb. The vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed and then ran several stop signs. The deputy noti ed members of the Violent Crimes Taskforce and attempted to conduct a traf c stop, while driving westbound on Fourth Avenue South. Euler was driving his 2015 unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on 16th Street South. Deputies say Jones ran the stop sign at 14th Avenue South and 16th Street South, crashing into the driver's side of Euler's vehicle. After the crash, Jones ed on foot but was soon taken into custody. Jones was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injury, resisting without violence, reckless driving with injury and driving while license suspended and/or revoked. Bail was set at $5,450.Clearwater man charged with sexual cyberharassment, stalkingLARGO Largo police charged a 57-year-old Clearwater man with sexual cyberharassment, criminal use of personal identification and aggravated stalking March 13. Bruce William Joseph was released from the Pinellas County Jail on surety bond the same day. His bail was set at $50,300. According to arrest affidavits, Joseph had a "romantic relationship" with a female, who had been a student at his wife's place of employment. The relationship began after she graduated high school. Police say he "continually" traveled to meet the victim at her college in North Carolina until the end of 2017 when the victim ended the relationship. According to police, during the relationship, the victim sent nude pictures of herself to Joseph. Joseph is accused of creating numerous ctitious social media sites in the victim's name and uploading pictures of her. He then used the sites to make contact with other men while pretending to be the victim. Police say Joseph gave directions to the victim's home and on two occasions, men showed up at her house expecting to have sex with her. The victim told police that she became "extremely afraid to leave her house and fears for her safety," according to the af davit. Police say she also told them she has become "emotionally distressed" due to the harassment. Police say Joseph was the only one who had the nude photos of the victim. They also say he sent the photos to numerous friends and family of the victim through fake social media site accounts. An IP address was obtained from one of the phone numbers and a fake snapchat account that was registered to the victim's home. 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12A Faith & Family Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 Worship calendarChurch to host dinner, concertSEMINOLE An evening of original Christian music will be presented Friday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., in Smead Hall at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. A free, light dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Bruce Campanella and Steve Middents who composed the music and words. A love offering will be taken with proceeds going to the Smead Hall Roof Fund. For information, call 727-391-5509.Church to present session on Faith and HealingSEMINOLE A free one-hour session of Faith and Healing will take place Thursday, March 22, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Chapel on the Hill United Church of Christ, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole. The session will be led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Lewis, M.D., F.R.C.P., senior pastor of Chapel on the Hill. Lewis' unique experience in medicine and ministry offers insight as he shares his knowledge and passion for healing and wholeness for all God's people. He has been involved in teaching and medical research, particularly the healing process, the immune system, and cancer, and has served in church ministries, missions and pastoral care for more than 55 years. Sessions center on scienti c and theological basis for healing body, mind, and spirit and our role as individuals in the health and healing process. Lewis is also a clinical professor of pathology at USF and has served as professor of pathology at several prestigious medical schools in the United States and Canada. This session will cover historical application of systems' evolution. For information, call 727-391-2919.Church to host spring craft fairSEMINOLE A spring craft fair will take place Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd., Seminole. The proceeds will bene t youth mission projects to help Tampa Bay residents this summer. For information on becoming a vendor, call or text Cat at 813-882-4469 or Rachel at 727-488-8963.Church to present Easter service, activitiesSEMINOLE The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, at 10891 102nd Ave. in Seminole, will present an Easter service Sunday, April 1, 9:45 a.m. The event also will include an Easter breakfast and children's activities following the service. For information, visit Mygoodshepherd.net. The Impacs to perform at Spring Fling Sock-HopLARGO The Florida '50's Original Rockers Inc. dance group will host its 19th annual Spring Fling Sock-Hop Saturday, April 14, 6 to 10 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. The Impacs will set the mood for dancing and listening. Food and a cash bar will be provided by the church, and snacks and nostalgic goodies will be on the table. Tickets are $10 per person. Children age 11 and younger will be admitted for free. Proceeds will go to charity. For information, call 727-688-7875 or 813-837-3335. Church to host book saleST. PETE BEACH A book sale will take place Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. The sale will feature $3 bags. Shoppers may ll a brown bag with books of their choice. Visit www.pagchurch.org.CLEARWATER The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m., at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. This meeting will feature a hands-on working session for individual research using the Internet and library resources of the JGSTB. Experienced JGS mentors will be on hand to provide guidance and assistance. According to a press release from the society, the "members-helping-members" sessions are popular programs. It follows the JGSTB 2018 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research seminars presented in February and March. This work session will be an opportunity to apply what was discussed in earlier sessions, or to just learn how to get started with genealogical research. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access will take place at 1:30 p.m. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the genealogical research resources and library materials that will be available for use at this session. Free access to Ancestry.com and to MyHeritage.com (Premium), will be available on several computers. While this workshop is intended as a hands-on working session for those who have already begun their research and wish to further it or to seek assistance with problems, novices will be given an abbreviated "jump start" on how to get started. Attendees should bring their own research materials and information and are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer if possible. Several computers with Internet access will be available for those who cannot bring their own. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay's library and research resources are available to all meeting attendees and can be loaned out to members. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogy research is invited to participate. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Bruce Hadburg at 727-796-7981.Jewish Genealogical Society to host research session April 82-1-1 seeks volunteers2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, a nonpro t organization that provides con dential assistance for people in need of health and human services, offers several opportunities for volunteers. To complete a volunteer registration form, visit www.211 tampabay.org. 2-1-1 serves about 240 million Americans in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The following types of services are provided: Basic human needs resources, physical and mental health resources, employment support, support for older Americans and persons with disabilities, support for children, youth and families, volunteer opportunities and donations. If you see someone taking your Beacon, Leader or Bee ... Call us at 727-397-5563 or Email us at Circulation@TBNweekly.com.These individuuals can, and will, be prosecuted. (Any additional information ... License plate number, physical descriptions, names, etc. will be helpful). 032218 032218 NOON Pleas Joi U i Cele atio Pleas Joi U i Cele atioEaster Musical Saturday March 24 ~ 7:00pm Palm Sunday March 25 ~ 9:45am 032218Special Presentation Christ in the Passover offered byMonday, March 26 ~ 7pmEaster Sunday Worship April 1 ~ 9:45am with Breakfast 9:00-9:40am 0322 0322 0322 0322 032 0 18 8 18 8 8 8 8 8 Connect2Christ Church9398 Oakhurst Road, Seminole 727-230-9723 c2cchurch.com 032218 032218 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole, FL 33778 Â 727-397-3312 Regular Mass Times: Saturday 4pm; (Misa en Espanol) 6pm; Sunday, 8:30am Â 10:45am; (Missa em Portugues) 7pm This Easter Try A Mission Driven Roman CATHOLIC CHURCH March 29th, Holy Thursday 7pm March 30th, Good Friday Service 3pm March 31th, Saturday Easter Vigil 8pmParochial Administrator: Father Gerald HendrySeekers wishing to take Catholic Instructions. Please Call Bob Metz 727-397-3312 ext. 311 For Those Seeking a Return and Renewal of Their Catholic Faithwww.stjustinmartyr.net www.twitter.com/stjustinparish www.facebook.com/StJustinMartyrCatholicparish JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK SERVICES 032218 April 1st, Easter Masses8:30am, 10:45amMissa em Portugues 7pm Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31st Â 8:00pm Mass in the ChurchSt. Jerome Catholic ChurchRev. Thomas Morgan, Pastor Â 727-595-4610 Easter Sunday, April 1st Â 7:00am, 9:00am and 10:45am Mass in the Tent Â 7:30am, 9:00am,10:45am and 12:30pm Mass in the Church Â 9:00am and 10:45am Mass in the Parish Center032218 10895 Hamlin Blvd, Largo, FL 33774www.stjeromeonline.orgThere is NO 5pm Mass on Easter Sunday.
Schools 13A Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 Photos SUBMITTEDAbove, Osceola Fundamental High School Principal Michael Bohnet introduced the two Students of the Month to the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake at a recent meeting. Anthony Baldino has a GPA of 4.38 and a participant in Florida BoyÂ’s State. He is a member of the varsity cross country team and captain of the varsity tennis team, and also tutors neurologically diverse students at the LIFT Academy. He plans to study mechanical engineering at Florida State University. Margaret Hynes maintains a 4.4 GPA and is president of the Oracle Magazine, and an of cer and member of numerous honor societies while also participating in varsity track (discus and short distance runner). She volunteers at Tampa Bay Watch, Morean Arts Center and Pet Animal Shelter while tutoring English and history. She plans to attend college in North Carolina to major in computer science and creative writing.Osceola Fundamental High School NotebookAbove, Osceola Fundamental High School had three students advance to the state level in the Re ections 2017-2018 art competition. Pictured from left they are Zachary Martin, photography; Trey Martin, lm production; Alexander Keeran, lm production; and Principal Michael Bohnet. Top nishers at the state level will advance to the national level. Re ections is a national art program that offers art competition in photography, visual arts, literature, lm production, musical composition and dance choreography. National level awardees will be announced on May 1.Governor signs bills bene ting stateÂ’s studentsTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott signed two bills March 11, SB 4, which permanently expands Bright Futures scholarships and improves Florida's higher education system, and HB 7055, which increases scholarship opportunities and expands school choice in Florida's K-12 education system. SB 4 permanently expands the Bright Futures scholarships to cover 100 percent of tuition and fees for Florida Academic Scholars and 75 percent for Florida Medallion Scholars and expands the Bright Futures scholarships to cover summer courses for Florida Academic Scholars beginning summer 2018 and Florida Medallion Scholars beginning in 2019. The bill also strengthens performance funding metrics for graduation rates, changing standards from six years to four years to complete a degree, which will ensure state universities continue to focus on helping students graduate on time and it requires state universities to nd internship opportunities for students, which will help students better prepare to enter the workforce and find jobs in high-demand elds upon graduation. HB 7055 expands the Gardiner Scholarship Program for students with unique abilities, and creates Reading Scholarships to help struggling readers, with priority given to English Language Learner students. It also establishes the Hope Scholarship Program for students who are victims of bullying, harassment and violence.Summer program helps students transition to high schoolPinellas County Schools has developed a program to introduce current eighth graders to their new high schools. The program will feature art, music and other enrichment activities. Students will learn technology skills and work on projects that will help their communities. The program also will help students build their reading, writing and math skills to ensure they are successful in high school. Contact your school to learn more. Parents can register at reservation.pcsb. org.Pinellas County Schools Summer Bridge registration underwayParents can now apply for PCS Summer Bridge programs. Most elementary, middle and high school programs will take place June 5 to July 19, MondayThursday. New programs have been added to help middle school students master Civics content, help high school students earn assessment scores they need to graduate, and help students entering ninth grade acclimate to high school life. There will be no classes the week of July 4. To learn more about Summer Bridge programs visit, www.pcsb.org/ summerbridge.March 25 events to bene t Phoebe Jonchuck scholarship fundLARGO The fourth annual Phoebe Jonchuck Memorial Ride, Flower Drop & Scholarship Bene t Party is set for Sunday, March 25. Riders will gather at 9:30 a.m. at Bellissimo Italian Eatery, 13220 S. Belcher Road in Largo, for a breakfast buffet donated by owner Louis Falco. A rider's meeting begins at 10:45 a.m. and the ride starts at 11 a.m. Riders will leave Bellissimo and travel to the Sunshine Skyway rest area on the north end of the bridge for a ower drop at noon. They then will ride back for a Scholarship Bene t Party at Red Tiki, 7361 46th Ave. N. in Pinellas Park. The party will include live music by GHR, Pop Da Rock, and Radio Flyer, as well as raf e prizes, auction items, food and fun. For the past three years, the biker community and others have come together to honor the little girl who was thrown off the Dick Misener Bridge by her father in 2015. The event bene ts the Phoebe Jonchuck scholarship fund, which is set up with St. Petersburg College, in Phoebe's honor to give other children a chance to achieve success in life, a chance the 5-yearold never had. The event honors Phoebe's life by raising awareness of child abuse, anger and mental health issues. In the last three years, more than $10,000 has been raised for a scholarship for college students in the social service or mental health elds. The Church by the Sea Come Celebrate With UsEaster Sunday Services 7:00am Sunrise Service Gather at the Boardwalk entrance to John's Pass Village Everyone Welcome Bring a Lawn Chair Corner of Gulf Blvd. and 137th Ave. Circle Madeira Beach, FL 33708 www.ChurchByTheSea.com032218 9:30am Traditional Worship Service 11:00am Contemporary Worship Service (Nursery provided at 9:30 & 11am services)For more information call(727) 391-7706 727-392-7729 11045 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 032218Special Easter ServicesSunday, April 1st9:00 am and 10:45 am Childcare provided for both servicesJoin Us For Coffee and Donuts Before Each Service! 032218 Chapel on the Hill, UCC COME JOIN US FOR OUR Hallelujah Chorus Sing-A-Long and Our Cantata Â“HandelÂ’s Easter MessiahÂ”Easter Sunday Service, April 1, 10am Reverend Dr. Martin Lewis032218 Palm Sunday Service, March 25th, 10am12601 Park Blvd. Seminole 727-391-2919 First Lutheran Church and School Sunrise Service 7:00am Easter Breakfast 8:00am Easter Festival Worship 9:30am Easter Egg Hunt 9:00am1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33756 727-462-8000 Â www. cclearwater.org 032218JOIN US FOR EASTER SERVICE Palm Sunday 9:15 am Â Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm Good Friday (Stations of the Cross) Noon at Ulmer Park in Largo West Bay Drive & 4th St. Easter Sunday Service 9:15 am 10888 126th Ave. N. 727-586-6968 Â reslargo.org032218 Celebrate ChristÂ’s Resurrection att Holy Thursday, March 29Mass of the LordÂ’s Supper 7:00pmGood Friday, March 30Celebration of the LordÂ’s Passion 3:00pmHoly Saturday, March 31Easter Vigil Mass 8:30pmEaster Sunday, April 19:00 and 11:00am Mass (no 5:30pm Mass)1507 Trotter Road, Largo(corner of Trotter & Dryer)(727) 584-2318www.stpatrick-largo.org 8 th A VE. S.W.DRYER RD.(Corner of Trotter & Dryer Rd.)1507 Trotter Rd., LargoINDIAN ROCKS RD CLEARWATER/LARGO RD. TROTTER RD. 032218Holy Week Schedule 2018 8 thA VE A A SW ST. PATRICKCATHOLIC CHURCH 032218 032218Holy Week 2018Please join us as we celebrate JesusÂ’ life, death and glorious resurrection.March 29thMaundy Thursday Tenebrae Service With Communion-7pmMarch 30thGood Friday -Prayer Vigil/Stations Of The Cross-9:00am-2:45pm 2:45pm Commemorative ServiceApril 1stEaster Sunday Ecumenical Sunrise Service-7:30am at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home Contemporary Service-8:30am Traditional Service-9:30 & 11:00am ChildrenÂ’s Sunday School-9:30amOakhurst United Methodist Church 13400 Park Blvd., Seminole Â 391-4769 OakhurstUMC.com The Seminole Beacon. A tradition in your neighborhood.
14A Health & Fitness Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 Health newsMissing multiple natural teeth? Or perhaps several teeth that are damaged beyond repair? Not only can absent teeth be harmful to your appearance, the loss also can contribute to health issues by not allowing you to properly chew food. Whether you have lost teeth due to periodontal gum disease, age, decay or injury, dentures could help you get your smile back. Dentures are custom-made removable appliances that replace one's natural teeth. Dentures can aid in speaking and eating and ll out the sagging facial muscles after tooth loss that can contribute to looking older. Though it may take weeks or months to become comfortable with wearing dentures, the overall bene ts are worth it. There are a few types of dentures: Conventional This denture is fabricated several months after the remaining teeth have been extracted and healing of tissue has taken place; therefore, you will go without teeth for a period of time. Immediate Prior to having teeth removed, the dentist constructs your custom denture. This allows the denture to be delivered the same day as remaining teeth are taken out and you are never without all your teeth. However, after healing takes place you will most likely need to reline your denture. Overdenture This option utilizes either some of your natural teeth or implants to help stabilize the denture. If some teeth are able to be preserved or dental implants placed, the denture is fabricated to go over these supporting structures, which is very helpful to hold the denture steady. It is important to take proper care of your dentures and gums. Even if you wear full dentures, you must still brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth to eliminate plaque buildup. It is crucial to store your dentures in a moist environment/water when they are not in your mouth to prevent damage. Brushing the dentures with a non-abrasive cleaner daily is also recommended. At least once a year, see your dentist to check your tissue, the t and professionally clean your dentures. This routine will help prevent issues and prolong the life of your smile! Dr. Edward BuschÂ’s dental practice is at 10170 Seminole Blvd.Bringing smiles back to life Largo Medical Center using new ICM with Smartphone technology LARGO Largo Medical Center is one of the rst hospitals in the area to use the new Con rm Rx Insertable Cardiac Monitor, the first and only smartphone compatible ICM designed to help physicians remotely identify cardiac arrhythmias. The rst procedure at the hospital was in late January. "This rst-of-its-kind technology assists physicians in quickly identifying some of the most dif cult forms of heart arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation," said Dr. Malay Gandhi in a press release. Gandhi is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Largo Medical Center. "In turn, the information I receive assists me in creating a personalized treatment plan for each patient." The ICM monitors a patient's heart rhythm and proactively transmits information via Bluetooth wireless technology to the device's mobile app which is what gives the physician remote access to a patient's condition. Patients can also track their own symptoms proactively through the app without having to contact their doctor. Once implanted, just under the skin in the chest during a quick, minimallyinvasive outpatient procedure, the ICM can begin to monitor and detect a wide range of heart rhythms. "It's specialized cardiovascular services like this one that we offer that helps get our patients on the road to recovery quicker than ever before," said Anthony Degina, CEO at Largo Medical Center. An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm that develops when disease or injury disrupts the heart's electrical signals, causing the heart to beat erratically. As the heart begins to beat too fast or too slow, changes in blood ow can expose patients to symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath or fainting. Cardiac electrophysiologists Dr. Ronald Walsh and Dr. Shalin Shah also perform this procedure at Largo Medical Center.Walmart to host blood driveBlood drives will take place Monday, March 26, 2 to 7:30 p.m., at select Tampa Bay area Walmart locations. For locations and appointments, visit oneblood.org/ Walmart or call 888-936-6283. Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome. All donors will receive a check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Donors also will receive a free $10 Walmart gift card. 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. 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Easter SundayBRUNCHServing 11am-4pm Sunday, April 1st 2018 Jimmy GuanaÂ’s Easter Sunday Brunch on the DeckFeaturingOmelets made to order, Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Supreme French Toast, Carved Top Round of Beef, Carved Virginia Ham, Chicken Marsala, Mango Mahi Mahi, Chilled Shrimp, Desserts and much more.only $2695Kids age 12 and Younger $1350, under age 4 Free. Dine inside or outside. Reservations encouraged.10:30am-2:30pm Sunday, April 1, 2018YouÂ’re Guana Love It !!! 401 2nd Street Indian Rocks Beach 727-595-8356032218 032218 EASTER SUNDAY MENUSeating Hours: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:00pmAPPETIZERS: Volcano Shrimp 9. Escargot 12. Shrimp Cocktail 12. SPECIAL EASTER MENU: Lobster Bisque Soup or Three Olives salad Lamb Osso Buco with Fresh vegetables and Tri-Color Fingerling potatoes Adults 24. Children under 12 12. ALSO AVAILABLE ENTRES: 6oz Fillet and Lobster 34. Prime Rib 8oz 21. 12oz 25. Ribeye steak 10oz 24. Slow Roasted Baby Back Ribs Full 23., Rack 16. SALMON EN PAPILLOTE 22. 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Viewpoints 15A Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 LETTERS We are a oat on a sea of suggestions about gun control. It's an important issue, one on which citizens should feel free to talk about regardless of our quali cations and experiences. Here are some of my own thoughts. I come from a gun-owning family. My father kept a rifle and a shotgun in the hall closet. Once every ve years or so he'd say to me and my brother, "Let's go rabbit hunting." So, we'd load up and go nd some woods. For half an hour we'd tramp through thickets and underbrush, trying not to scare off rabbits, squirrels and other wildlife. We usually failed to achieve that goal, although one time Dad spied a squirrel and shot at it, with no result except to scare the tar out of my brother and me. But I think it made Dad feel justi ed in owning a rearm. When I was 12 I bought a Red Ryder BB gun. I used it for target practice, not for hunting any live creature. Except for one day I took aim at a robin. I had no idea that I would kill it. But I did. I picked up the dead bird and let it rest in my hand. It was soft and beautiful, and had meant no harm to me. Years passed before I pulled another trigger. That day occurred when I was 17 and lying on my belly in a shooting range of the U.S. Navy boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. For reasons never made clear, my entire recruit company was required to qualify at target-shooting with ri es. The instructors were U.S. Marines, young, tough, impatient and only a few years removed from aiming at live Japanese targets on Iwo Jima, Tarawa and other Paci c island resorts. I did not do well at hitting the bull's eye. Halfway through the drill, the Marine observer tapped me on the shoulder, said "Give me your !!#@! weapon. I'll qualify for you." Which he did. I was embarrassed but grateful. Thus ended my career as a sharp-shooter, hunter or gun-lover.Even so, I have pronounced opinions about rearms. I sometimes think their use should be restricted to persons aged 70 and older. The record shows that few oldsters are armed terrorists. Journalists should be allowed to carry guns to defend themselves against contentious readers. Gun-buyers should be required to recite the Second Amendment in at least three languages, and then write 500word essays on exactly what the phrase "well regulated Militia" means to them. The same test should apply to all members of the NRA. (Don't hold your breath until any of these suggestions become law.)Are cars, vans and pickup trucks driven at 60 mph into a crowd any less lethal than an assault ri e red from a hotel room into a rock concert crowd below? Who is more dangerous: a person who screams "Fire!" in the middle of a crowded movie hall, or a psychotic who sets a 3 a.m. re in the basement of a 10-story apartment house? My point: rearms are only one class of offensive weapons available to wrong-doers in America. The Pilgrims came to our land in 1620 seeking religious freedom. They had guns. They shot deer and other game to keep from starving. In the 398 years since then guns have been used for hundreds of reasons, good and bad, reasonable and wicked. In April 1775 a gathering of colonial farmers in Concord and Lexington repelled British soldiers sent from Boston to seize weapons and supplies. It can be said that without their muskets the Minutemen would have been powerless, and the American Revolution might never have started. Our Second Amendment was based on a simple, powerful idea: our citizenry must never again be subject to domination by an evil, unwanted force, either foreign or domestic. That idea has helped to sustain us through many trials. But today that Amendment is again threatened, not so much by persons who would repeal it, but by fanatic, fearful gun-worshippers who would gladly use the Second Amendment to defeat and silence their opponents. I believe these zealots are a minority of our country's gun owners. But they are rich, powerful, dedicated and entrenched. They are to be feared as much or perhaps even more than the twisted, armed, would-be assassins who lie in wait to assault innocents throughout our land. Bob DriverÂ’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.Trump meets his match in DanielsWASHINGTON During a GOP debate in the 2016 election, Donald Trump repeated a frequent boast. "I don't settle cases. I don't do it because that's why I don't get sued very often, because I don't settle, unlike a lot of other people," he declared. Then, in the month leading up to the election, Trump, who had been accused by several women of sexual misconduct, also vowed to sue "all of these liars" as soon as the election was over. Stormy Daniels, a porn actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has put a lie to all that. In October 2016, days before the presidential election, Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about what her present attorney describes as "an intimate relationship" with Trump that began in the summer of 2006 and continued into the next year. Cohen says that he paid the money himself. Daniels has offered to pay back the $130,000 so that she can break the nondisclosure agreement. The CBS news program "60 Minutes" is set to air an interview with her on March 25. On Friday, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Daniels had been threatened physically to keep her from talking, though he would not say by whom. Here is a man who knows how to tease a story. Or as Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alice Stewart put it, he knows how "to keep on the re and potentially keep it the eternal ame." By carefully parsing his words and doling out twists in the story, "he's almost trying to out-Trump Trump." There is some justice in Trump finding himself on the receiving end of Daniels' and Avenatti's determination to og this story for all it is worth presumably appreciably more than six gures. Daniels has put conservatives in a quandary. During the 2016 election, more than 10 women accused the GOP nominee of unwanted kissing and groping. But many of their stories were years, even decades, old. That is, they predated Trump's engagement in electoral politics. Besides, Trump denied his accusers' claims. Most of the accusers came forward just before the election, which made some supporters suspect the timing. In the United States, the burden is on the accuser, not the accused. Trump's base gave him a pass. In January, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins told Politico that evangelicals were willing to give Trump a "mulligan" on the harassment accusations. Last week, Perkins told Christian Broadcasting Network News that his viewpoint had not changed. "To date, what has the president done?" Perkins said. "(Trump) has not engaged, to our knowledge, and I think we would know, in any of the behavior that he did in the past, prior to the election. What he has done is he's actually followed through on political promises." Problem: As Stewart put it, if Trump paid Daniels "$130,000 12 years ago for her services, that's between him and Melania. If he paid her $130,000 a month before the election, then we've got an issue." Some campaign ethicists argue that the $130,000 hush payment would constitute a violation of the $5,400 cap on political campaign donations per election cycle. But in 2012, a federal jury refused to convict former Sen. John Edwards of campaign- nance fraud after a big donor paid to cover up an affair Edwards had with a campaign videographer who gave birth to their child. At the time, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Melanie Sloan argued it was wrong to consider the payments to conceal Edwards' mistress to be campaign contributions. But even if the Cohen payments to the porn actress were not illegal campaign contributions, the documents reveal how reckless Trump's behavior and attitude are. The list of materials Daniels agreed to hand over still images, text messages prompt the reader to imagine the worst. Ever the entrepreneur, Daniels is soliciting contributions to her legal fund. "She's trying to raise money to pay for her legal fees," late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel mugged, adding, "So now you can give money to a porn star just like the president of the United States." So, Americans know: The president had a relationship with a porn actress, and his lawyer paid her off to cover it up because, like President Bill Clinton before him, Trump would not admit that he did what he did. "In my view, the president would do himself a favor and just come clean, tear off the Band-Aid and move on," Stewart opined. That is, Trump should man up. Like that's going to happen. Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ reviewjournal.com or 202-662-7391. Follow @ DebraJSaunders on Twitter. 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Duke Energy CEOÂ’s salary shocking Editor: And the middle class America gets screwed again! And without a kiss! Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good made $21.4 million last year, an increase of 55 percent from the year before and her highest ever as chief executive, according to the company's latest proxy ling. In a statement, Duke said it maintains competitive, market-based compensation for all of its jobs, including the CEO, to ensure that it attracts and keeps top talent. If CEOs expect to be paid over $20 million per year, what chance does the average person have? It's bad enough that the executives and shareholders are reaping huge pro ts, but we are expected to pick up the cost of Duke doing business. Remember the defunct nuclear facility in Crystal River that went of ine because of a botched DIY repair by Progress Energy? This resulted in a $1.7 billion bill for consumers. And let's not forget Hurricane Irma! The storm knocked out electricity to about 78 percent of Pinellas, more total customers than anywhere else in Duke's service area. Many of Duke's customers, who already pay some of the highest rates in the state, were shocked by the number of outages and how long it took in some areas for power to come back on. State lings show that the company cut its tree-trimming budget in the area by more than $2 million last year, from $9.9 million to $7.4 million. Would an extra $2 million for tree trimming have made a signi cant difference? Could CEO Lynn Good live with $2 million dollars less per year? She'd still have $19.4 million. And if that's not enough, Duke won approval to raise prices on about half its North Carolina customers by 6 percent, and wants to increase rates on the rest of its largest markets by 10 percent. Where does the greed end?Lil CromerBelleairMayor thanks votersEditor: I want to thank the 1,003 voters in Belleair who cast their ballots to reelect me as your mayor. I am humbled by your support and will continue to work for all the residents and ensure Belleair remains the best little town in Florida. For those 174 voters who chose to vote for my opponent, I would love to hear from you and see if there is anything speci c I can do for you. I'm at town hall nearly every Thursday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mayor Gary Katica Town of BelleairProposal 94 harms our kidsÂ’ healthEditor:Aside from saving the state billions in health-care costs, Tobacco Free Florida has signi cantly lowered the youth smoking rate by more than 70 percent. It has also reduced adult smoking from 21 percent in 2006 to less than 16 percent in 2015. Despite these gains, the Constitution Revision Commission aims to undercut Tobacco Free Florida with Proposal 94. The proposal seeks to remove language in our state's constitution protecting the ability of Tobacco Free Florida to counteract the mammoth marketing efforts of Big Tobacco. Although Proposal 94 would undoubtedly bene t the tobacco industry, its biggest impact would be on Florida's most impressionable residents ... our kids. By giving Big Tobacco unfettered access to target our kids without effective opposition, Proposal 94 will put more money into the pockets of Big Tobacco and put our children one step closer to the grave. Should you wish to contact the Constitutional Review Commission to make your opinion heard, please visit www. crc.gov/Commissioners. Robert Sanchez, MD, FACC American Heart Association Tampa Bay Board Member
16A Business Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 BriefcaseOrganizations partner to host Health Fair and Trade ShowTREASURE ISLAND The second annual Health Fair and Trade Show will take place Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 154 106th Ave., Treasure Island. The event is sponsored jointly by the Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, Revenue Generating Activities Network, the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. The event complements the car show sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Post 158 on the grounds of the Treasure Island Community Center Park. Cost to participate in the Health Fair and Trade Show is $50 for members of the sponsoring organizations, and $100 for nonmembers. Vendors are additionally asked to provide a door prize or gift certi cate worth $25 or more. Set-up begins at 9 a.m., and each vendor is provided with one display table and two chairs. Vendors can use their display space to highlight their products and services, develop mailing lists, conduct surveys, give away products and information, even offer games and prizes. Admission is free to the public, and the rst 100 visitors will receive a swag bag lled with coupons and gifts from area merchants. For further information, call 727-360-4121.Big Storm Brewing expands to Southwest FloridaCLEARWATER Big Storm Brewing Company recently hosted a grand opening for its taproom in Cape Coral. The Cape Coral location is the company's third Florida taproom. With the expansion into Southwest Florida, Big Storm becomes the rst independent craft brewer in the state with more than two locations. "We're extremely excited to bring the Big Storm experience and our selection of unique, high-quality craft beers to Cape Coral and the rest of Southwest Florida," said Big Storm co-owner L.J. Govoni. "The expansion also underscores the continued growth we've experienced since Mike Bishop founded Big Storm in 2012." The new Big Storm taproom is at the former Cape Coral Brewing Company facility at 839 Miramar St. Chamber introduces new texting service ST. PETE BEACH In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce realized the need to communicate with not only local businesses but area residents as well. Without electricity and Internet service, news updates were dif cult to receive. However, many were able to still access text messages. The chamber has recently implemented a community text messaging service to help spread information to the masses in a timely fashion. The service is free to join and open to everyone. Standard messaging rates may apply. To receive all messages from the Chamber text TBBCoC to 72727. To receive targeted information only, text the following keyword to 72727: TBBeaches Local community news TBNetwork Networking opportunities TBGovernment Government affairs information The next time the Tampa Bay beaches face an emergency, the community will now receive information as soon as it is available, so residents and businesses are able to form a plan to act safely and immediately. For information, email email@example.com. Tyrone Square to host Muppet Babies-themed Disney Junior eventST. PETERSBURG A Muppet Babies-themed Disney Junior Play Date event will be presented Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to noon, in the Dillard's Court at Tyrone Square, 6901 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Premiering March 23, Disney Junior's reimagined "Muppet Babies" chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of the young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin. Under the watchful eye of Miss Nanny, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to embark on countless adventures that take them to the farthest corners of the universe and demonstrate to young viewers the power and potential of imaginative play. During the Muppet Babies themed Disney Junior Play Date event, families will participate in a variety of activities including a Color Bingo Game, craft projects, face painting, an Easter egg hunt for the kids at 10 a.m., as well as enjoy samples. This event does not include live character appearances. In October 2017, Simon announced its exciting new family programming collaboration with Disney Junior, which includes the Disney Junior Play Dates, ongoing events taking place throughout the year at 100 shopping centers across the country. The Disney Junior Play Dates events will be featured throughout the year and include on-mall activities around holiday, Easter and other seasonal celebrations.Attorney Jodi Leisure earns AIOPIA recognitionCLEARWATER The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys recently recognized the performance of Florida's personal injury attorney Jodi Leisure as Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the "10 Best" list must pass AIOPIA's rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOPIA's independent evaluation. AIOPIA's annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process. One of the most signi cant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys' relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney's top priority, AIOPIA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of personal injury law without sacri cing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of client satisfaction.Little Greek Fresh Grill to celebrate Greek WeekLittle Greek Fresh Grill, a fast-casual Greek restaurant with an American in uence, will celebrate Little Greek Week March 25-31 at all of its 18 Tampa Bay area locations. March 27 is "Toga Tuesday," and any customer who comes to the restaurant dressed in a toga will receive a free gyro pita. No other purchase is required. Little Greek will also donate $5 for each toga-clad guest to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to the needs of individuals with autism. From March 25-31, Little Greek will offer $5 gyro chicken or veggie pitas to all customers. No toga is required. "Little Greek Fresh Grill is committed to supporting Autism Speaks," said Nick Vojnovic, Little Greek Fresh Grill president, in a press release. "We hope people in the area will join us to support this important initiative." For Little Greek Fresh Grill Tampa Bay locations, addresses and more information, visit littlegreekfreshgrill.comFlorida Holocaust Museum announces new board membersST. PETERSBURG The Florida Holocaust Museum recently elected two new members to the museum's board of directors. The museum announced David Alvarez and Allyson Watson have been added to the board. Alvarez, CPA, CVA, CGMA is an audit partner with Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC and has over 15 years of experience in public accounting, with the first ve years coming at KPMG LLP. He has signi cant experience auditing not-for-profit, governmental, nancial services, employee bene t plans and public companies. He is also a certi ed valuation analyst and runs the business valuation practice in the Tampa Bay of ces of CRI. Alvarez is a recognized speaker on topics including nancial reporting standards and audits of employee bene t plans. Alvarez previously sat on the board for Clothes to Kids and is the immediate past board president. He also serves on the nance and investment committees for First Presbyterian Church of Tampa. "I am honored to be joining the board of the Florida Holocaust Museum," said Alvarez in a press release. "The message of acceptance and focus on identifying similarities and not differences in all people is more important today than ever. I also am a heavy supporter in all organizations that focus on education and I have been very moved by the educational programs that the FHM provides." Watson serves the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, as dean of the college of education. In her prior work, Watson and a team of leaders directed impact and education efforts at Northeastern State University. While at NSU, she was the Eddings Endowed Chair for Urban Education, Outreach and Research. Because of her groundbreaking work in Oklahoma in the area of urban education, she was awarded the institution's rst named endowment. Prior to her appointment, she served as assistant dean of the college of education at NSU. Watson was the first president of the Gates Millennium Scholar Alumni network. Watson is also the founding director of the Teaching and Urban Reform Network established in 2010 which promotes teacher preparation in urban schools. In her new role, Dr. Watson, along with her family look forward to making new contributions to impact education and beyond. "To be invited to serve a community built on the thrust of social justice is humbling and inspiring," Watson said. "The Florida Holocaust Museum and the programs they promote across our state have an immense impact and create opportunities for others to learn how historical moments captured within The FHM span to individuals, families, and communities. In this role, it is my desire to nd ways to continue the service that the FHM team actualizes." The FHM's mission is to honor the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust and to teach members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.H&R Block to host shred events H&R Block will host free shred events Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to noon, throughout the Tampa Bay area. Tax experts will advise when to shred, discard or keep nancial documents. At this free community event, each participant is allowed one box of personal information to be shredded. It is the perfect opportunity not only for taxpayers to safeguard their own information, but to learn best practices and other ways to protect themselves from tax identity theft. Facilitating the event will be local H&R Block associates who are committed to protecting their clients' personal data and helping taxpayers protect their own information. H&R Block shred events are scheduled in the following Pinellas locations: 4922-A 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg Dunedin Plaza, 916B Patricia Ave., Dunedin For information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-HR-BLOCK. 030818 Rich SELLS the Beaches, Seminole, Clearwater, Belleair & Surrounding Areas! 73 Sales and Over $27 Million in Closed Sales Volume for 2017!Top 1% in Sales in Pinellas County!032218Call Rich Rippetoeat 727-902-1437To View Today!Experience Counts ... 28 Years In The Business! 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Military 17A Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 Military updatesVSPC to host Salute to the Military fundraiserST. PETE BEACH The Veterans of South Pinellas County will host its eighth annual Salute to the Military fundraising event Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m., at Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. The event will feature military vehicles and exhibits, a kids' shing tournament and live music. Activities also will include a military enlistment ceremony, a silent auction to bene t veterans support groups, a car show, 50/50 bene t raf e, food, beer and wine, artists, vendors, and OneBlood's Big Red Bus. There is no admission fee for this petand family-friendly event and complimentary parking is available nearby. The car show will run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded after 3 p.m. The vehicle entry fee is a $10 donation. All makes and models are welcome. For information, call 813-506-4225. The annual Kids Fishing Rodeo will run noon to 2 p.m. The rst-place winner will take home a full day shing excursion for child and one adult on the Miss Pass-A-Grille shing boat sailing from the Merry Pier in PassA-Grille. Live music throughout the day will include performances by Boat of Us & The Stowaways offering an eclectic blend of classic rock, country and blues from the '30s to today. Also performing will be Razin' Jane, covering a mix of current, classic and alternate rock, country and blues. The VSPC is a 501(c)3 charity organization and has given more than $75,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to a variety of nonpro t groups that support veterans. This year's programs will focus in on wheelchair and mobility aids, small home repairs, emergency assistance and veterans scholarship assistance grants. For information or to become a supporter, call 727-322-5217 or visit VSPC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1431613020300466/Bay Pines National Cemetery to host Vietnam War commemoration ceremonyST. PETERSBURG The Bay Pines National Cemetery will sponsor a commemoration ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Thursday, March 29, 3 p.m., at the entrance of the Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Bob Canon, a retired Marine, will be the guest speaker for the event. The ceremony is designed to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans. This ceremony is being held in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act that authorized programs to be conducted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. 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Vinyl fenced yard has a side gate to park your boat/RV. Wells, sprinklers, roof 2010, Steel Utility shed. A must see inside! MLS#U7851251. Jarnberg. $359,900. HIDDEN COVE Well maintained 2/2/2 pool home is move in ready. No maintenance aluminum soffit and fascia, custom cabinets in kitchen and baths with granite counter in kitchen and molded marble in bathrooms, custom ceramic tile in baths and engineered hickory wood oors throughout rest of the home. Washer and Dryer are included in indoor laundry room as well as free standing safe. Fenced yard with storage shed. MLS#U7851286. Shields. $214,900. Amazing community located on the Seminole By Pass Canal and backs up to Lake Seminole Park. All ages and 2 large pets allowed. Villa has vaulted ceilings, making the space open bright and light. In unit washer and washer and dryer. All seasons porch off Florida room. Covered carport. Community has pool, tennis courts, Clubhouse and a large pond for fishing. MLS#U7843842. Sundell & Marlett. $105,900. MUST SEE TIMBERWOODS COLONIAL ISLES THE GARDENS WEEDON COVE Real estate newsmakers WhatÂ’s Selling in Pinellas County 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Clearwater $320,000 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Seminole $242,500 Features open oor plan, fabulous dream kitchen, wood oors and newer windows. Fenced yard with beautiful landscaping. Corner lot.Sharon SpohnCentury 21 Real Estate Champions One-of-a-kind contemporary split level waterfront (pond) pool home on a huge .4 AC lot located on a private cul-de-sac.Rich RippetoeColdwell Banker/SunVista Realty This 1,576 sq. ft. home has curb appeal and then some! Remodeled in 2008, stunning interior that is sure to please. Natural wood ooring throughout home, neutral colors through living area. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Clearwater $242,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD Home built in 1957 by Donald Roebling with Roebling quality. Large rooms throughout. The three bedrooms includes 2 master suites.Walking distance to the water, Belleair Country Club, Morton Plant Hospital and more. 3 Bedroom / 3 Full Bath / 1 Half Bath Belleair $445,000 SOLD Martha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionKerryn EllsonCoastal Properties Group International RE/MAX ACR names top agentsBELLEAIR RE/MAX ACR Elite Group Inc. recently recognized its top agents in the Belleair of ce in closed sales for the month of February. The No. 1 agent was Tom Varga. The No. 2 was Lana Rosenbaum. The No. 3 was Dorita Mayeux. Several associates join Coldwell Banker CLEARWATER Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate recently announced the af liation of a number of new associates. Joining Coldwell Banker's Clearwater of ce in Countryside are Jeffrey Borgeson, Jim Downing, Stephanie Joines, Kimberly Turner and Carol Zodrow. "These associates bring a diversity of experience to the of ce and are committed to providing a high level of service for their customers," said Julia Stander, managing broker, in a press release.Coldwell Banker to sponsor 2018 Tampa Bay Cares WalkLARGO Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Clearwater of ce, through Coldwell Banker Cares, will sponsor the 2018 Tampa Bay Cares Walk Saturday, April 14, at Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road, Largo. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk will get underway at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the event will bene t the Gramatica Family Foundation and its mission to provide mortgage free, energy ef cient homes for combat wounded veterans. To register, visit www.events.org/cPage.aspx?e=112879. For information, call Julia Stander at 727-442-4111.Adamo & Associates name top agentsSEMINOLE Realty Executives Adamo & Associates recently recognized its top agents for the month of Febraury. Pam Raymond was recognized as the top listing associate and top sales associate for the month. Team Forrest Murphy was the top listing team for the month. Dicus-Harrison Realty Group was the top sales team for February. RE/MAX All Star acknowledges top agentsMADEIRA BEACH RE/MAX All Star recently named its top producing agents for February. Steve Busse reported more than $1.7 million in sales. The Ratwani Group made more than $1 million in sales. Tamra Kennedy nished the month with more than $800,000 in sales.Evan Pedone sells Arena de Madeira condominiumMADEIRA BEACH Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach advisor Evan Pedone recently sold Arena de Madeira condominium for $545,000. "There is no better feeling than to exceed the expectations of my clients," said Pedone in a press release. "The furnished three-bedroom, two-bath condo features vacation rental possibilities which made it alluring to the buyer. The views from this spacious condo are priceless and I am confident the buyer will be happy here." "Mr. Pedone is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about luxury and beach real estate," said Cherie Pattishall, licensed partner of Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach.Coldwell Banker Clearwater names top agentsCLEARWATER Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Clearwater of ce recently announced its top producers for the month of February. Renee Gialousis was the top producing agent in listings and sales transactions for the month. The Marcy Daniels Team was the top producing team in listings and sales transactions. Tom Varga Dorita Mayeux Lana Rosenbaum Jim Downing Jeffrey Borgeson Stephanie Joines Carol Zodrow Kimberly Turner Pam Raymond Lindsay Dicus-Harrison Forrest Murphy Steve Busse Tamra Kennedy Danielle Ratwani Evan Pedone Marcy Daniels Team Renee Gialousis
18A Outdoors Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018Fishing conditions expected to improve with warmer weatherMarch winds and below average temperatures continue to be the headline on the shing scene. Water temperatures have crawled back up to near 70 degrees. Not quite warm enough for consistent shing just yet. However, with a big warm up coming this weekend we should see an improvement by next week. Inshore, trout and red sh are your best bet as snook have been inactive for the most part. Trout fishing has been good in Tampa Bay. Patchy grass bottom mixed with sand holes in 3to 5-feet of water will hold plenty of medium sized trout. Fish live shrimp under a oat or cast soft plastics in shrimp colors for good action. The larger trout have been hanging around mullet schools along the shallow ats. Try casting weedless jerk baits or if you can find live bait, small pinfish and or sardines have been working very well. Red sh also can be found hanging with the mullet schools. The big reds have been skittish for the most part so anglers will do best to cast out a few pin sh well away from the boat and wait for them to swim by and pick one up. Offshore shing has been very tough with all the wind we've had. Those that have been able to get out have found red grouper holding in 80 feet of water and the action has been good with both live pinfish and or frozen sardines for bait. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Garden sproutsIf you have bats roosting in your attic, eaves or chimney spaces, now is the time to give them an eviction notice. Bat maternity season begins April 15 and runs through Aug. 15. Exclusions of bat colonies must be completed before the season starts. "During bat maternity season, bats gather to give birth and raise their young," said Terry Doonan, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist and mammal conservation coordinator. "The season lasts until the young bats can y and feed themselves. In Florida, this occurs from mid-April through mid-August for most bat species." Bat exclusions are illegal during this maternity season to prevent young bats that cannot yet y from being trapped inside structures and dying. Florida is home to 13 resident bat species, including threatened species such as the Florida bonneted bat. Some bat species roost in arti cial structures, including buildings and houses. Although it is illegal to harm or kill bats in Florida, guidelines have been developed allowing for the legal exclusion of bats outside of the maternity season. Exclusion guidelines on how to remove bats from buildings can be found at MyFWC.com/Bats. Materials and methods to exclude bats can affect the success of that process. For more information on how to conduct a bat exclusion, watch this YouTube video: How to Get Bats Out of a Building. Further details on how to conduct a legal bat exclusion can be found at Bat Conservation International. Bats are bene cial to people and are an important part of the ecosystem. The state's native bats help keep insect populations under control, with the average bat eating hundreds of insects a night. In addition to the bene t of keeping mosquitoes and other insects at bay for residents enjoying the outdoors, the value of insect suppression by bats to U.S. agriculture has been estimated to be in the billions of dollars. There are several ways that Florida residents and visitors can help bats: Preserve natural roost sites, including trees with cavities and peeling bark. Dead fronds left on palms can also provide roosting spots for bats. Put up a bat house. Report unusual bat behavior to: MyFWC.com/ BatMortality. Bats can carry rabies. Although infected bats may not become aggressive, like any other wild animal, they can bite to defend themselves if handled. Don't touch or go near any wild animal, especially one that's not acting normally. For more information about rabies, visit the Florida Department of Health website at FloridaHealth.gov. For more information on Florida's bats, go to MyFWC.com/Bats.Bat eviction time about upFlorida West Coast Bromeliad Society to meetPINELLAS PARK The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Teresa Cooper will give a presentation on the Save Florida's Bromeliads Conservation Project she established in 2015 in an ongoing effort to control the invasive Mexican weevil that is destroying Florida's bromeliads. Cooper will talk about the history of bromeliads and the weevil in Florida, alternative methods for controlling the weevil, and conservation efforts that are being put into action to save Florida's bromeliads. Admission is free. For information, visit fwcbs.org.Florida Native Plant Society chapter to meetCLEARWATER The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet Wednesday, April 4, 7 to 9 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Shirley Denton will speak about plant communities found on public lands in the region. She holds doctorates in forest ecology and plant ecology from the University of Michigan and is a senior project scientist with the worldwide environmental consulting rm Cardno. The meeting will include conversation and Q&A, free refreshments and a native plant silent auction. For information, visit pinellas.fnpschapters.org. 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Outdoors 19A Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 The great outdoorsBoat host volunteers sought for annual eventST. PETERSBURG Boat host volunteers are currently being sought for the sixth annual Boat Kids Event, set for Saturday, May 19. Every year a group of local business leaders and boating enthusiasts pool their resources to provide special needs individuals and their families with a fun- lled day trip aboard a caravan of boats to Caladesi Island. Organizers invite those in the community to get involved by either becoming a boat host or by becoming a sponsor of the event. Boat hosts provide their own boat and transport a family for the day, navigating from the Dunedin Marina to Caladesi Island, helping their guests enjoy the day on the water. Event organizers also are seeking those interested in making a donation or becoming an event sponsor. Supplies such as T-shirts, food, beverages, paper products and sunscreen are needed. Boat Kids was organized to initiate and provide the opportunity for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities, and their families/ guardians to interact with one another in a sports outing event. The goal is to help reduce anxiety and help learn different ways of expressing feelings and relating to others in a safe and natural outdoor environment under close supervision. Event sponsors include Waters Wealth Management of Raymond James, Statement Marine, Boger Homes Inc., Olde Bay CafÂŽ, Special Needs, ParrotDise Express Boat Tours, Panera Bread, TAPS Restaurant Bar & Lounge, Publix, West Marine, Performance Foodservice, Tradewinds Island Resorts, TSE Industries, and Moretrench. To learn more about volunteering to be a boat host or sponsorship opportunities, call 813-928-3508 or 813-928-3917.Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center to close for renovations, upgradesCLEARWATER Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, a 51-acre gem in the middle of Clearwater featuring trails and boardwalks surrounded by nature and wildlife, closed for renovations March 15. To keep the park bright and beautiful for visitors, the city is making some much needed improvements and upgrades. Renovations will include a complete remodel of the interior spaces of the interpretive center including air conditioning for the entire building, upgraded space for the birds of prey volunteers, and public restrooms. New static displays and live animals will be on display once completed. Other work will include installation of a new playground, new restrooms moved from a composting system to modern plumbing, new parking lot, remodeling the existing classroom to a state-of-the-art classroom, landscaping and trail improvements, a new pier and trail bridge."Moccasin Lake Nature Park is a sparkling jewel within the city of Clearwater's park system," said Natalie Lamb, a specialist with Clearwater Parks and Recreation. "These critical improvements will completely enhance the visitor experience, providing a place of respite, education and green space for all ages of the community. The renovations, in a nontraditional sense, provide a one-of-a-kind meeting space for activities like weddings, corporate team building and community events. We cannot wait to reintroduce Moccasin Lake Nature Park to the community." Moccasin Lake will reopen in August. The total cost of the project is $935,000, of which $200,000 is paid for through a matching grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Land and Water Conservation Fund. Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, March 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.Brooker Creek to offer extended hikeTARPON SPRINGS An extended hike will be offered Saturday, March 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.Monthly nature hike set for Largo Central Park PreserveLARGO A monthly nature hike will be offered Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m., at Largo Central Park Preserve, 150 S. Highland Ave. SE, Largo. Participants will take a guided walk through the woods seeking out animals. The hike is free, but donations are kindly accepted. To preregister, call 727-518-3047.Outdoors Expo & Boat Show setTAMPA The N ews Channel 8 O utdoors Expo & Boat Show will be presented Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 a person. Parking is free. For information, visit w a.com/outdoors-expo-boatshow. The host for this year's event is former Buccaneer Dave Moore. The show is a family-friendly event featuring more than 20 boat dealers, tons of exhibitors, and the all-new Buccaneers kids zone. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore 100,000 square feet of outdoor boat exhibits, 30,000 square feet of indoor booth exhibits and an additional 20,000 square feet of activities on and around the football eld. Narrows Environmental Education Center to host Look Alive Bird ShowLARGO The Look Alive Bird Show will be presented Sunday, March 25, 1 to 2 p.m., at the Narrows Environmental Education Center, 11901 146th St. N., Largo. Attendees will get a glimpse at the world of Florida's fabulous ighted hunters. The show details the amazing adaptations that raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain. The show includes owls, hawks, falcons and Sarge, the center's own bald eagle and the star of the show. Cost is $3 a person. For information, call 727-518-3047.Hikers to explore Brooker CreekÂ’s swamp, sandhill communitiesTARPON SPRINGS The Swamp and Sandhill Surprises Hike will be offered Sunday, March 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.AFGL to host quali er at Stirling Links Golf CourseDUNEDIN The American FootGolf League U.S. National Championship will host a quali er Sunday, March 25, 1 p.m., at S tirling Links Golf Course, 620 Palm Blvd., Dunedin. The national qualifier feeds into the U.S. National FootGolf Championship taking place Aug. 27-31 at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee. All players who finish the competition will be eligible to register to play in the national championship. "AFGL has worked for the last six years to create a network of over 500 golf courses in the United States that have FootGolf courses," said Roberto Balestrini, founder of the American FootGolf League, in a press release. "The national championship is an exciting step in the growth of the sport and its integration into the competitive sports landscape." FootGolf, which is played on a traditional golf course, involves kicking a soccer ball down the fairway of the course, with the intention, similar to golf, of reaching the hole in as few "strokes" or kicks as possible. In FootGolf, the hole is increased to 21 inches in diameter in order to accommodate a regulation soccer ball. FootGolf is suitable for players of various ages and genders, so the tournaments feature four different player classifications for the U.S. National Championship: juniors age 12-17, men age 18-45, seniors age 46 and older and women age 18 and older. Registration for the national quali er may be completed online at www.footgolf.us/calendar. For details on FootGolf, the American FootGolf League and the championship, visit www.footgolf.us or call 760-501-0100, ext. 106.Center to offer EinsteinÂ’s Brainiac Adventure Holiday CampLARGO Einstein's Brainiac Adventure Holiday Camp will run Monday through Friday, March 26-30, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Narrows Environmental Education Center, 11901 146th St. N., Largo. Cost is $99 with a recreation card and $124 without the card. Attendees will spend the week exploring scienti c discoveries. The program will cover how Galileo made the first telescope, how Einstein proved the existence of atoms and how Jane Goodall changed the way we look at animals and humans. For more information, call 727518-3047.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, March 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. 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20A Health & Fitness Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersPinellas County is a little bit healthier, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings released March 14 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county's overall health rank is 26 this year compared to 28 in 2017. St. Johns County ranked No. 1, as the healthiest in the state, and Union County ranked 67, as the least healthy. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County put out a press release saying it "recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and pointed out that the results of the County Health Rankings highlights many community factors that in uence health." "Fortunately, Pinellas County is rich in partnerships and residents who are committed to developing innovative ways to improve the health of our communities," said Dr. Ulyee Choe, director of DOH-Pinellas. "Thanks to these unique collaborations, we've made great strides in Pinellas; however, we need to continue to address areas of concern including health behaviors and the socioeconomic factors that have a profound effect on the health of our residents." Pinellas' ranking for health behaviors climbed to 23 compared to 26 in 2017. Behaviors include adult smoking, which was 17 percent both years; adult obesity, which was 26 percent in 2017 and 2018; and physical inactivity, at 22 percent in 2017 and 23 percent in 2018. Access to exercise opportunities was 100 percent in 2017 but only 96 percent this year. Twenty-one percent of Pinellas County residents were drinking in excess in 2018 compared to 20 percent last year; however, alcohol-impaired driving deaths dropped 1 percent from 29 percent in 2017 to 28 percent. The county's percentage is higher than the state average at 26 percent. Some of the social and economic factors measured include high school graduation rate. Pinellas' graduation rate was 78 percent both years. Sixty-four percent of residents had some college in 2017 and 65 percent this year. Only 4.4 percent were reportedly unemployed in 2018 compared to 4.9 percent last year. There was a slight improvement in the number of children living in poverty 20 percent in 2018 and 21 percent in 2017. The state average this year was 21 percent and the national rate was 20 percent. Forty-one percent of children live in single-parent households, a slight improvement over last year with 42 percent. The state average is 38 percent. Physical environment includes severe housing problems in which Pinellas had 19 percent in 2018 and 20 percent in 2017. Eighty percent of county residents drove alone to work both years and about a third have a long commute 33 percent in 2018 and 32 percent in 2017. Clinical care measures included the number of uninsured. Pinellas had 18 percent uninsured in 2017 and only 14 percent this year. The state average is 16 percent. Another bright spot in the information from the County Health Rankings report was the length of life enjoyed by residents of Pinellas. In 2017, the county ranked 29 for length of life and, in 2018, the measure had improved to a ranking of 23. DOH-Pinellas points out that while the rankings are a "snapshot of the health of counties across the country," they also "emphasize that health in not a singular effort but a combined work in progress across all community partners." The local health department works with governments, nonpro t organizations, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based groups and others. The county's Community Health Improvement Plan includes ways to improve health and Pinellas DOH tracks progress of the plan's implementation. Reducing infant mortality and increasing behaviors that improve chronic disease health outcomes are two of the plan's initiatives. Officials also are looking forward to expected improvements in children's health due to the County Commission's funding to help put a nurse in all public schools. "Funding nurses in schools will make a significant difference in the lives of children in Pinellas," said Commission Vice-Chair Karen Seel. "By working with our partners, we are ensuring better health for students now and in the future." For more information, visit www.countyhealthrankings. org. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.PinellasÂ’ health ranking improves to 26th out of 67 countiesVisit www.countyhealthrankings.org to see how the annual rankings provide a snapshot of how a number of factors in uence health. 10425 Park Blvd., Seminole on Lake Seminole across from Home DepotSunday-Thursday 10:30am-10:00pm Â 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. 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Events Â Movies Â Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, March 22, 2018 Â Visit www.TBNweekly.comÂ Alice Cooper, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $48.75. Call 727791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com. On tour in support of Â“Paranormal,Â” his latest album release, Cooper promises a show that will shock the audience and keep concertgoers on the edge of their seats. CooperÂ’s career exploded in the 1970s with hits such as Â“SchoolÂ’s Out,Â” Â“Billion Dollar BabiesÂ” and Â“Muscle of LoveÂ” and continued to grow throughout the Â’80s when his album Â“TrashÂ” was released. Featuring Â“Poison,Â” a massive hit single, the album became his biggest selling album and single. Â Primavera Music Festival, Saturday, March 24, noon to 10 p.m., at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. General admission is free, but attendees must register for tickets. Premium seating is available for $30. VIP passes are $125. Entertainment will include musical performances by Surfside Blitz, Danielle Mohr, The Tempests, Taylor Fletcher, Spread the Dub, The In nite Eights, The Black Honkeys, Ajeva, R.LUM.R, The Groove Orient and Ethan Parker. The event also will feature an Easter egg drop and reworks. For information and to reserve tickets, visit www. primaverafest.com. Â Bluffs Wine Walk, Saturday, March 24, 4 to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bluffs Business Association. Cost is $20 in advance or $30 day of event. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample wine and appetizers at more than 40 businesses in the Belleair Bluffs community. Guests may check-in at one of three sponsor locations: Belleair Market at 510 Indian Rocks Road; Creative Design Team at 321 Indian Rocks Road; or Radiance Medspa at 2894 West Bay Drive. They will receive a souvenir wine glass, 25 wine tasting tickets, a wristband and a map showcasing all of the wine walk stops. Guests must check in by 6 p.m. The Jolley Trolley will shuttle guests to participating merchants on Indian Rocks Road between West Bay Drive and Mehlenbacher Road and on West Bay Drive west of Indian Rocks Road to Sunset Boulevard. For more information, visit BluffsBusinessAssociation.com. Â The 15th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach. For information, visit www.artfestival.com. More than 100 craft artisans will return to the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival for this free, two-day event. Considered a haven for emerging artistic talent and skilled craft artisans, each St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival reveals new creative creations for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Along with thousands of creative, affordable and practical creations, the festival includes a full green market and bene ts the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Merchants Association. For information, visit www.artfestival.com. Â Orlando Transit Authority: A tribute to Chicago; Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $21.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. OTA is a high-energy Chicago tribute show made up of A-list players who are, rst and foremost, Chicago fans. OTA is known for offering its Â“tribute within a tributeÂ” to the group that was indirectly responsible for ChicagoÂ’s success: Blood, Sweat and Tears. From the soulful vocals to the technical mastery of the horn solos, OTA brings the most popular Blood Sweat and Tears tunes to life with astonishing accuracy and energy. Top ve diversions Photo by JASIN BOLAND/UNIVERSAL STUDIOSScott Eastwood stars as Lambert in the Gipsy Avenger Conn-Pod in Â“Paci c Rim Uprising.Â” Opening this weekend Â‘Paci c RimÂ’ sequel pits Jaegers against Kaiju in ongoing saga; Â‘Sherlock GnomesÂ’ hits theaters Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:Â‘Sherlock GnomesÂ’Genre: Comedy, animation and family Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mary J. Blige Director: John Stevenson Rated: PG The beloved garden gnomes from Â“Gnomeo and JulietÂ” are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet rst arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to nd that everyone in their garden is missing Â– thereÂ’s only one gnome to call: Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of LondonÂ’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.Â‘Paci c Rim UprisingÂ’Genre: Action and science ction Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day Director: Steven S. DeKnight Rated: PG-13 The globe-spanning con ict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Â“Paci c Rim Uprising.Â” John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanityÂ’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his fatherÂ’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) Â– who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018New York-based contemporary dance company to perform in Tarpon SpringsTARPON SPRINGS Â– Dance Heginbotham, a New York-based contemporary dance company, will perform Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Cost is $30 for adults, $26 for Tarpon Arts members and $12 for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. For information, call 727-9425605 or visit tarponarts.org. Dance Heginbotham is committed to supporting, producing, and sustaining the work of award-winning choreographer John Heginbotham. With an emphasis on collaboration, the company enriches national and international communities with its unique blend of inventive, thoughtful, and rigorous dance theater works. Founded in 2011, Dance Heginbotham has quickly established itself as one of the most adventurous and exciting new companies on the contemporary dance scene, and is celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality, as well as its commitment to collaboration. Dance HeginbothamÂ’s mission is to move people through dance. Tarpon Arts is able to bring them to the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center stage thanks in part to grant funding provided by South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In addition to their performance, the company will be participating in a variety of other events and programming in the community, such as outreach visits to various local assisted living facilities and two master classes, one for children ages 6 to 10, and one for interested dancers age 12 and older of intermediate to advanced skill levels. John Heginbotham will host a free interactive documentary lm screening of Â“Capturing GraceÂ” accompanied by an educational presentation on Dance for PD, a program he helped to pioneer offering specialized dance classes to people with ParkinsonÂ’s, their families, friends and care partners. The event will take place Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Library Lane, Tarpon Springs. For information on the documentary, visit www.capturinggrace lm.com.Grant applications sought by St. Petersburg Arts Alliance ST. PETERSBURG Â– The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is accepting applications for the Individual Artist Grant Program. These grants are intended to provide nancial assistance to city of St. Petersburg resident artists for speci c projects. The program is designed to support public engagement of individual artistsÂ’ work in the visual/ craft arts, dance, music or theater. The award program is supported by a grant from the city of St. Petersburg. The applicantÂ’s resume must show commitment to the art form through education, training or professional experience, and must show evidence of exhibition, public performance or being published during the past two years. The suggested grant period is April 23 through Aug. 17, 2018. Applicants may request funding up to $1,000. For complete application and guidelines, visit stpeteartsalliance.org/opportunities. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 30. Artists who have received an award within the past two years are not eligible for 2018 grant funds.Chamber to host Gulfport Springfest Garden Art & Faerie FestivalGULFPORT Â– The 24th annual Gulfport Springfest Garden Art & Faerie Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, at Clymer Park, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce will host the festival along the green and tree-covered expanse of GulfportÂ’s 7.5-acre Clymer Park. Hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will transform the park into an Â“enchanted villageÂ” inhabited by costumed faeries, sprites, gnomes, ogres and trolls. Renaissance-era characters, gypsies, minstrels, wizards and roving entertainers in costume will also stroll through the event. Springfest will offer a wide variety of family friendly activities and entertainment. Favorite activities such as May pole dances, a faerie house contest, costume contests and live music will be returning. A childrenÂ’s area will offer activities including face painting, pixie dusting, bubble blowing, and more. Vendors offer plants, garden art, owers, herbs, Renaissance-period items, clothing, jewelry, art, hand-made crafts, food and beverages, and other items of whimsical interest. All interested vendors, Gulfport community groups and others are welcome. For information, visit www.SIKpromotions.com. There is no admission fee for the petand family-friendly event. Complimentary parking is available with gratis trolley rides to and from off-site parking areas. For more information, visit Facebook/GulfportSpringfest or call 727-322-5217.DFAC opens biggest show of the yearDUNEDIN Â– With more than 250 works representing over 250 artists, #SMF, DFAC Student/Member and Faculty Exhibitions represent the entire spectrum of creative experience offered at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. The exhibitions opened March 9 and will continue through May 6 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. For information, call 727-298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Works in painting, jewelry making, pastel, colored pencil, water media, photography, clay, printmaking, mixed media, stone carving, and more are featured at the show. Â“This is always such a tremendous exhibit,Â” said Catherine Bergmann in a press release. As curator at DFAC, Bergmann has a deep involvement with the show. Â“Square footage wise this is certainly the biggest show we have. To see the breadth of talent represented in this exhibition is truly inspiring.Â” That breadth of talent challenged this yearÂ’s judge, John Seals, who was charged with choosing the most exceptional work from both the student and member exhibits. SealsÂ’ choices, which were awarded at the opening reception March 9, were as follows: #SMF | DFAC Members Exhibition Â Best of Show Â– Jan Richardson, Â“Ancient Vessel II,Â” sodared stoneware Â First Place Â– Christina Bertos, Â“Love,Â” carved alabaster Â Second Place Â– Nathan Beard, Â“Exit Music #58,Â” acrylic on panel Â Third Place Â– Anne Emslie, Â“Hanging Out on the Serengeti,Â” wall quilt Member Merit Awards Â Kristen Santucci, Â“Sheree,Â” oil Â Donna Linder, Â“Lygia,Â” watercolor CLEARWATER Â– The soulful Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will perform Thursday, March 29, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $40. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap. com. For Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Â“comfortableÂ” has never been a word associated with their brand of raucous, roots-tinged rock and bluesy reverie. The Jukes have more than 30 albums on their rsum, thousands of acclaimed live performances across the globe and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become Â“hitsÂ” to their large and famously-dedicated fan base. Â“With the Jukes, youÂ’re out there every night leading this great rock Â’nÂ’ roll circus, giving it everything youÂ’ve got,Â” said Southside Johnny Lyon in a press release promoting the show. The iconic Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes released Â“Soultime!Â” on Leroy Records in 2015. Their most recent studio release, Â“Soultime!Â” celebrates the transformative power of Â’70s soul music and represents a return to Â– as Southside sings Â– Â“just letting the music take us away.Â” This release encapsulates everything that fans cherish about Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes including patterns of horns and rhythm plus each song painted with catchy choruses, top-notch string arrangements and gospel-charged vocals. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as now legendary contemporary and pal Bruce Springsteen. SouthsideÂ’s first three albums Â– Â“I DonÂ’t Want to Go Home,Â” Â“This Time ItÂ’s for RealÂ” and Â“Hearts of StoneÂ” Â– were produced by Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band. The albums featured songs written by Van Zandt and Springsteen. Â“I DonÂ’t Want to Go HomeÂ” became SouthsideÂ’s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and soul-searching lyrics. Rolling Stone magazine voted Â“Hearts of StoneÂ” among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, with material mined from their many albums, featuring hits such as Â“I DonÂ’t Want to Go Home,Â” Â“Love on the Wrong Side Of Town,Â” Â“The Fever,Â” Â“This Time ItÂ’s For Real,Â” Â“Talk to MeÂ” and their definitive fun-time cover of Â“WeÂ’re Having A Party.Â” The JukesÂ’ legendary high-energy live performances always satisfy with their classic blend of Stax-influenced R&B and gritty, Stonesy rock Â’nÂ’ roll. For a complete list of tour dates, visit www.southsidejohnny.com. For venue information, visit www. atthecap.com. 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Entertainment 3B Seminole Beacon, March 22, 2018Â Barbara Rivolta, Raku Pouring Vessel, clay / ne silver / enamel Â Joan Walker, Â“The Budding of a Life in the Skies,Â” pastel Â Cathy Morgan, Â“Emerald Leaves,Â” pastel Â Owen McDowell, Â“The Last Sucker,Â” etching Â Salvatore James, Â“Life After 33,Â” mixed media Â Cathy Simms, Â“Woman Bejeweled,Â” mixed media #SMF | DFAC Students Exhibition Â Best in Show Â– Marty Ferguson, Â“CoryÂ’s Circus,Â” clay; instructor: McCrory / McDonough Â First Place Â– Jane Walker, Â“Ebony and Ivory,Â” watercolor; instructor: Anita Wood Â Second Place Â– Gail Gamble, Â“In the Gallery,Â” etching / block printing; instructor: Holly Bird Â Third Place Â– Cathleen Martinetto, Â“The Patriot,Â” oil on ivorine; instructor: Markissia Touliatos Student Merit Awards Â Cornelia Crane, Â“Early Spring,Â” watercolor on terraskin; instructor: Taylor Ikin Â Rocio Hanson, Â“Delicioso,Â” oil; instructor: Markissia Touliatos Â Carol Holley, Â“The Big Stretch,Â” pastel; instructor: Lorraine Potocki Â Miriam Gusdal, Â“Lady with Shoes,Â” acrylic; instructor: Melissa Miller Nece Â Ruth K. Smith, Â“Dockmaster,Â” watercolor; instructor: Anita Wood Â Vana Meyers, Â“Portrait of Marielle,Â” oil; instructor: Markissia Touliatos Â William Coleman, Â“Graceful Ruf es,Â” watercolor; instructor: Anita Wood Â Polly Woodard, Â“If I can, You Toucan,Â” watercolor; instructor: Anita Wood Seals is an artist, teacher, and curator, based in Florida. He holds a M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music and a M.F.A. in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. His essays, reviews, and works of art have been published in Â“ArtPulse Magazine,Â” Â“Letters Literary Art Journal,Â” Â“Palimpsest MagazineÂ” and Â“Re ections Magazine.Â” He has exhibited his artwork in solo and group art exhibitions in galleries and at colleges throughout the United States and curates an annual art exhibition at YaleÂ’s Institute of Sacred Music. His artistic practice is organized around exploring the ways in which identity relates to memory, loss, and redemption in visual culture. Seminole Art in the Park setSEMINOLE Â– The city of Seminole will present its third annual Art in the Park Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. Area artists and ne crafters will be exhibiting their work and selling it as well. The Seminole Historical Society will be open for the event. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Visit www.myseminole.com or call 727-391-8345 for more details.West Coast Players to audition for Â‘GeminiÂ’CLEARWATER Â– Director Tom Costello will host auditions for Â“GeminiÂ” by Albert Innaurato on Sunday and Monday, April 8-9, 7 p.m., in the lobby at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Costello is looking to cast the following roles: Â Four men, ages 15 to 55 Â Three women, ages 18 to 50. All readings will be from the script. Performance dates are June 1-17. No performers will be paid. Rehearsals will be scheduled on Sunday-Wednesday evenings. In this Obie Award winner, set in Italian South Philadelphia, two very dysfunctional families share a common backyard in the 1970s. Fran GeminianiÂ’s son, Francis, celebrates his 21st birthday with two socialite friends from college, a boisterous, earthy divorcee and her fat, asthmatic son. The antics of this rambunctious crowd are both hilarious and touching. Â“GeminiÂ” has adult language and situations.Ozona Roots festival to bene t PARC programs PALM HARBOR Â– The band Ozona Roots will host an Arts and Music Festival Saturday, April 7, noon to 10 p.m., at the Ozona Pig, 311 Orange St. in Palm Harbor. Highlights of the event will include performances by local musicians, a drum circle led by Steve Turner from Giving Tree Music, artwork for sale from artists from the Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, local artist demonstrations, pottery wheel art experiences, and much more. Parking is limited at this event. For details, visit goo.gl/qxbm9x. A portion of the proceeds from the Ozona Pig will go to support the art and music program at PARC in St. Petersburg. These programs provide the opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create ne art, jewelry, sculpture, craft art, and to participate in music and performing arts. PARC is a nonpro t organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. PARC provides over 40 programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Established in 1953, PARC currently serves more than 800 people in the greater St. Petersburg area.Library to host poetry reading with Florida Poet Laureate SAFETY HARBOR Â– A poetry reading and discussion with Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke will take place Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m., at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Meinke was named Poet Laureate of Florida by Governor Rick Scott in 2015. A proli c and award-winning writer, his work has appeared in Â“The Atlantic,Â” Â“The New Yorker,Â” Â“The Nation,Â” Â“Poetry,Â” and in other publications. He is a distinguished writer-in-residence at many colleges and was recently awarded St. PetersburgÂ’s First Sunlit Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112, for more information or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com. A&E NEWS, from page 2B By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay Newspapers ST. PETE BEACH Â– Corey Avenue will once again become an outdoor showcase as some of the nationÂ’s best crafters gather to display handmade pottery, jewelry, folk art and more unique creations beneath the Florida summer sun. The 15th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival will welcome more than 100 artisans, running Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Corey Avenue and Gulf Boulevard in downtown St. Pete Beach. The two-day event is free and open to the public. The event is considered a haven for emerging artistic talent and skilled craft artisans. This yearÂ’s festival promises to reveal new creative creations for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Along with thousands of creative, affordable and practical creations, the festival will include a full green market. Shoppers will nd a vast array of artistic media, such as folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, ber quilts, fused wax and glass, hair accessories, handbags and accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass. Adding to the pleasure of the outing, patrons can meet the artisans behind the works and discover the techniques and inspirations behind each creation. Participating crafters will be on site for the duration of the festival. The festival also helps the community by showcasing the downtown district and bene ts the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Merchants Association. Pets on leashes are always welcome to join their human companions as they stroll through the festival. Participating crafters were hand-selected from hundreds of applicants. Following is a partial list of this yearÂ’s participants: Â Judy Archbold and Angie McDougall Â– name verses Â Tim Bailey Â– Clothing Â Gissell and William Barbour Â– Jewelry Â Gabriela Baumgartner Â– Jewelry Â Donna Berry and Richard DeSimone Â– Dip/ sauces Â Victor Bodrie and Carlye Voorhorst Â– Pet accessories Â Russ and Janine Bono Â– Musical instruments Â Mickey D. and Mike Bradham Â– Ceramics Â Ashley Brown Â– Metal art Â Barbara Brown Â– Glass Â Diana Calleja Â– Photography Â Janet Campagna Â– Clothing Â Erica Castaneda Â– Painting Â Walter Catts Â– Furniture Â Jerry Colson Â– Sculpture Â Vince Cook Â– Wood Â Laurie Copeland Â– Jewelry Â William and Debbie Craiger Â– Fiber Â Alison Curtis Â– Painting Â Julie Beal and Edward Vidmar Â– Candles Â Renee and Scott Elder Â– Fiber Â Joseph Ferris Â– Metal art Â Carol Generoso Â– Jewelry Â Mary Lou and Jeff Godfrey Â– Hats Â Eve Greiner Â– Metal art Â Greg Hafke and Amy Pomorski Â– Mixed media Â Lia and Jim Harmon Â– Jewelry Â Sherrye Hester Â– Paper art Â Terri Hester Â– Paper art Â Mark and Yvonne Hollingworth Â– Jewelry Â Mechelle Jones Â– Painting Â Gail Jordan Â– Glass Â Tasnim Kazi Â– Hair accessories Â Paul King Â– Wood Â Christin and Rachel Kuck Â– Ceramics Â Peter Lakiotis Â– Pet accessories Â Gary and Helene Lawrence Â– Green market Â Finny Lazarus Â– Jewelry Â Lori Lippard Â– Mixed media Â Zack Marksz Â– Jewelry Â John and Arlene McCaffrey Â– PVC Â Sawai and George Mclaughlin Â– Clothing Â Bonita Mertes Â– Floral Â Jill Mulry Â– Photography Â Kris Naradzay Â– Glass Â Wendi and Albert Nelson Â– Plants Â Lori Kay Olling Â– Jewelry Â Alan Palmer Â– Hats Â Liz Pierce Â– Fiber Â Cindy Pinyard Â– Scarves Â Mary Jane Powell Â– Jewelry Â Christy Raml Â– Jewelry Â Rosalind Rich Â– Clothing Â Kevin Ritter and John Ryner Â– Mixed media Â Bob Ross Â– Clocks Â Richard and Christine Sacco Â– Dip/sauces Â Rasa Saldaitis Â– Painting Â Mazhar and Sabera Sardharwalla Â– Jewelry Â Elizabeth Scovil Â– Handbags Â Ayisha Shimamoto Â– Soap/lotion Â David Sigel Â– Painting Â Diana and Gary Snee Â– Floral Â Rosa and Greg Sollecito Â– Soap/lotion Â Timothy Steller Â– Wood Â Amy Stewart Â– Jewelry Â Thomas Styczynski Â– Photography Â Bryce Tippner Â– Jewelry Â Kathy and Bill Toledo Â– Fabric Â Rosa Torres Â– Painting Â Miriam Valido Â– Green market Â Patti Van Tonder Â– Hair accessories Â Marina Vega Â– Jewelry Â Barrie West Â– Home goods Â Mary Ann White Â– Jewelry Â Julie Woik Â– Books Â Dorrien Zilavetz Â– Jewelry Among this yearÂ’s participants at the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival are Gissell and William Barbour. According to their website, their company, Ear Art Inc., uses only the nest materials, including Austrian and Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, with .925 sterling silver or 14 karat goldlled beads and 14 karat goldlled jewelry wire. Â“We put a great deal of pride in every item that we create,Â” the Barbours say on the website. Â“Our family is the original inventor of wire-crafted earpins and earcuffs and has been making jewelry for the past 25 years.Â”St. Petersburg artist Ashley Brown works in a unique medium: crashed car metals. Â“I am a one-of-a-kind car metal artist,Â” Brown says in her artist statement. Â“Every piece of art I create is unique and 100 percent recycled from crashed cars. IÂ’ve been making this type of art for three years.Â” According to Brown, each piece is designed, drawn and then cut out of metal according to her customersÂ’ requests. Â“I create everything myself with my own hands out of car steel or aluminum, and in any color imaginable,Â” she explains. Â“The art I create is and has always been a passion of mine. I am in my third year at St. Petersburg College.Â” For information, visit Abcollisioncreations. com. According to her website, Canadian-born Diana Calleja discovered her passion for travel at an early age. As she wandered the world, she always had a camera. When she eventually settled in Florida, she rediscovered her love of photography and embraced the new digital advancements. Â“Florida, with its abundance of wildlife, has proven to be a wonderful place for me to pursue my passion,Â” Calleja says on her website. The talented crafter Walter Catts will be displaying his creations at the festival. Catts hails from Palmetto where he has his own carpentry shop, Catts Carpentry Inc. There, he creates beautiful furniture utilizing old shutters.About American Craft EndeavorsAmerican Craft Endeavors produces some of the nationÂ’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of FloridaÂ’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals, the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival and the Downtown Stuart Craft Festivals, among others. The groupÂ’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts. For additional information on the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, visit www. artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.Crafts on CoreyAmerican Craft Endeavors to present 15th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival March 24-25 Photos courtesy of AMERICAN CRAFT ENDEAVORSÂ“Roseate SpoonbillÂ” by Diana Calleja. The photographer will take part in the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival March 24-25. Above: St. Petersburg College student Ashley Brown gives new life to crashed cars with her stunning Â“collision creations.Â” Brown will take part in the festival. Below: William and Debbie Craiger display ber art creations at the upcoming festival. Spring Special $49.95Includes bottle of wine, entree, soup or salad, and dessert. Good through 3/29/18 with this ad. Dine In Only. Valid Sunday-Thursday only. Not valid on any holidays.3-course Dinner For 2 5 Early Bird Dinners3-5pm only $10.99 (Orders must be in by 5pm. 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WilliamsÂ’ unmatched creativity and ability to collaborate with a variety of artists have established a cult-like following among fans. HeÂ’s toured with bands like the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Rhythm Devils and UmphreyÂ’s McGee, as well as his various side projects. Williams recently announced via Billboard a new Tom Petty-inspired live project titled Â“Keller WilliamsÂ’ PettyGrass,Â” which nds him performing select covers in a rollicking bluegrass style. In early 2017, Williams released Â“Sync,Â” the debut studio album from his acoustic dance project KWahtro. KWahtro infuses reggae, folk, jazz, afrobeat and dance rhythms into new, and innovative arrangements. Led by Williams on guitar and vocals, the collective includes bassist Danton Boller, guitarist and longtime WilliamsÂ’ collaborator Gibb Droll and drummer Rodney Holmes. In addition to Â“Sync,Â” Williams also released Â“Raw,Â” a 10-song collection of solo acoustic material that simply showcases the artist and his instrument. These straightforward performances are not enhanced by any of his signature looping. Williams released Â“Freek,Â” his rst album, in 1994. He has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: Â“Buzz,Â” Â“Breathe,Â” Â“Loop,Â” Â“Laugh,Â” Â“Home,Â” Â“Dance,Â” Â“Stage,Â” Â“Grass,Â” Â“Dream,Â” Â“Twelve,Â” Â“LiveÂ” Â“Odd,Â” Â“Thief,Â” Â“Kids,Â” Â“Bass,Â” Â“Pick,Â” Â“Funk,Â” Â“Vape,Â” Â“SyncÂ” and Â“Raw.Â” Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. For example, Â“GrassÂ” is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. Â“StageÂ” is a live album and Â“DreamÂ” is the realization of WilliamsÂ’ wish to collaborate with some of his musical heroes. Each album showcases WilliamsÂ’ comprehensive and diverse musical endeavors. His collaborative and solo albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Unbeholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end product is astounding and novel music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet. Photo by C. TAYLOR CROTHERS/ALL EYES MEDIAKeller Williams performs March 30 at State Theatre in St. Petersburg. Image courtesy of ALL EYES MEDIAÂ“Sync,Â” released in 2017, is the debut studio album from Keller WilliamsÂ’ acoustic dance project KWahtro. CLEARWATER Â– Grammy-Award winning folk-singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will return to the all-new Murray Theatre for a performance Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Wainwright came to fame when his novelty song Â“Dead SkunkÂ” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright and Mose Allison, among others. In 2011, the songs were commemorated in a comprehensive ve-disc retrospective, Â“40 Odd Years.Â” In 2016, Wainwright released Â“HavenÂ’t Got the Blues (Yet),Â” his 26th and most recent album of his long and illustrious career. It follows his acclaimed Â“Older Than My Old Man NowÂ” album. Wainwright refers to that album as his Â“death nÂ’ decay opus.Â” Prior to that, Wainwright released 2010Â’s Grammy-winning Â“High Wide & Handsome.Â” In his newest release, Wainwright broadens his scope with a 14-song, genre-bounding set dealing with varied subject matter including depression, drinking, senior citizenship, gun control, heartbreak, pet ownership and New York CityÂ’s arcane practice of alternate side-of-the-street parking. Wainwright co-wrote the soundtrack for Judd ApatowÂ’s hit movie Â“Knocked Up.Â” He also composed topical songs for NPRÂ’s Â“Morning EditionÂ” and Â“All Things ConsideredÂ” and ABCÂ’s Â“Nightline.Â” An accomplished actor, Wainwright has appeared in lms directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, Judd Apatow and Steven Soderbergh. Wainwright has also starred on television in Â“M*A*S*HÂ” and Â“Undeclared.Â” Most recently, he appeared in SoderberghÂ’s lm Â“Mosaic.Â” This September, Wainwright will release a memoir titled Â“Liner Notes, On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things.Â” In the book, he continues to emphasize the personal. Wainwright details the family history his lyrics have referenced and the fractured relationships in the Wainwright family throughout generations Â– the alcoholism, the in delities, the competitiveness, as well as the closeness, the successes and the joy. 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