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Other movies hitting theaters include "Tully" and "Bad Samaritan." ... Page 1B SEMINOLE Golf fundraiser planned May 3The 15th annual Dough for the Kids Golf Classic is set for Thursday, May 3 at Bardmoor Golf Club. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start.... Page 3A. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE During his annual audit presentation to City Council, Peter Schatzel, a partner in the accounting firm Wells, Houser & Schatzel, P.A., told councilors that the city of Seminole "has maintained a very strong nancial position" at their April 24 meeting. He went on to compliment city leaders and staff on how they handle city nances. "I'm pleased to say that of all the cities that we have audited for any length of time, the city of Seminole is one of the best, well administered cities that we have had the opportunity to be associated with as auditors," he said. The city, Schatzel added, has "always been scally responsible" and "has not relied on debt to any great extent." Part of the reason for this nancial position is because of the council's patience when planning project[s] of some consequence," he said. "Instead of going out to get a lot of money, you save for it." The city currently only has one outstanding bond, at $1.8 million, that will be paid off by the end of 2019, he added. The city's accounting records are also "accurate and in very good order." "It's definitely a compliment to all of your staff that you have been very scally responsible," he said. Schatzel said his firm spent more than 300 hours reviewing city records, including all large transactions as well as a random sample of smaller transactions. The city's "financial statements are in accordance with general accepted accounting principles," he said. He told the council that at the end of fiscal year 2017, the city had a balance in its general fund, which is the city's primary fund, that would cover 5.1 months of Seminole's total operating expenses. Last year's balance represented 5.5 months of operating expenses, while there was enough to cover 5.1 months of operating expenses in the fund at the end of 2015. "I think the city has done a very good job as far as the stewardship of the city's assets and I compliment you on that," Schatzel told the council.Â‘Very strong nancial positionÂ’Auditor lauds cityÂ’s long-term scal responsibility Tribute to Teachers honors Seminole educatorsPhoto SUBMITTEDThe Seminole Chamber of Commerce recently honored local educators at its annual Tribute to Teachers breakfast. Those honored in cluded: Kristen Clanton (Anona Elementary School), Sharon Murphy (Bardmoor Elementary School), Christine Seiner (Bauder Elementary School), Jon Kulhanek (Bay Pines Lutheran School), Lindsay Reiter (Blessed Sacrament Catholic School), Tracy Springman (Indian Rocks Christian School), Cassi Reubens (Keswick Chr istian School), Tony Barner (LiFT Academy), Krista Gintere Rutkis (Madeira Beach Fundamental), Michelle Fulle (Oakhurst Elementary School), Sue Brewer (Orange Gr ove Elementary School), Dana Kollman (Osceola Middle School), Andrea McDougal (Osceola Fundamental High School), Margaret House (PARC Discovery), Kristine Petrulis (Pinellas Technical High at Seminole), Jeanne Wellings (Ridgecrest Elementary School), Rhonda Halpern (Seminole Elementary School), Kristina Marn ( Seminole Middle School), Susan Wolodkowicz (Seminole High School), Melisa Lance (Starkey Elementary School) and Dr. Sunita Kumari (St. Petersburg College).Tri-party deal clinches 25 more years of spring training in Dunedin By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners unanimously approved a capital funding project agreement April 24 to support design, renovations, expansions and improvements to the spring training facility for the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin. The agreement is between the county, Dunedin and Rogers Blue Jays Baseball Partnership in Ontario, Canada. The county will use Tourist Development Tax funds of up to $41.7 million to pay about 51 percent of the project cost. Total cost is estimated at just over $81 million. The county will pay its share in three installments, starting with $1.3 million to be allocated in scal year 2018, $14.8 million FY 2019 and the nal payment of $14.8 million in FY 2020. The money will come from the portion of Tourist Development Taxes set aside for capital projects to bene t tourism. The money cannot be used for other purposes. The Dunedin Commission approved the agreement April 23. Now that the county has approved its funding, city staff will complete the necessary paperwork to nalize funding from the state. The city will pay $5.6 million and the state $13.6 million. The Blue Jays' share is $20 million. The team also agreed to pay another $25 million over 25 years for maintenance, operations and repairs. The tri-party deal, which it was called by county staff, continues a long-term relationship with the Blue Jays that began with the team's inception as a Major League Baseball franchise in 1977. The team has used Dunedin as its spring training headquarters for 40 years. The new deal will keep the team in Dunedin and Pinellas County another 25 years. Some of the improvements proposed for the Blue Jays Dunedin Complex include increasing seating capacity to 8,500, additional food and beverage options, a new highde nition video board and expanded parking. It was a long time coming, commented many of the of cials who spoke during the meeting. The city has been asking the county to commit to funding improvements for the Blue Jays for years, as they were needed to keep the team in Dunedin. Negotiations with the team have also been ongoing. The Blue Jays made it clear throughout all the talks that the preference was to remain in Dunedin. And the city, its residents and businesses made it clear that they wanted to keep the team for a number of reasons, including the $92 million in annual economic impact for the county. The team provides jobs. It provides heads in beds for local hotels and it provides exposure of Photo courtesy of TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCILAn artistÂ’s rendering of a renovated Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and training facilities for the Toronto Blue Jays. See DUNEDIN, page 4A See AUDITOR, page 4A VIEWPOINTS Debra SaundersTrump should up his game on nominees. Â… Page 15A. COMMUNITY Home Rule Heroes honoredThe Florida League of Cities has chosen Seminole's Mayor Leslie Waters and Councilor Thom Barnhorn as one of 75 elected city of cials throughout the state to receive the 2018 Home Rule Hero Award. ... Page 4A. 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Seminole 3A Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018 Around SeminoleDough for the Kids Golf Classic setSEMINOLE The 15th annual Dough for the Kids Golf Classic is set for Thursday, May 3 at Bardmoor Golf Club. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Registration is $125 per person and includes a box lunch, golf and cart, giveaways and a buffet dinner. Sponsored by Joto's Pizza, proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. For more information, call 727-430-0405 or 727420-3048.Musicians to perform at librarySEMINOLE The Just Us Duo, featuring Edi Minelli and Rich Shafer, will perform at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., as part of the Sunday Musicale Series, May 6, 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Email email@example.com for more information.Church to host sign language classesSEMINOLE An eight-week session of sign language classes will start Tuesday, May 8, at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. Due to roo ng repairs, the date was changed from May 1 to May 8. These classes are offered free. The beginning signing class meets from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The advanced signing class meets from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. In both classes, participants will learn new vocabulary and practice putting to use what they have learned. Participants are welcome to attend either or both classes. For information, call 727-391-5509. Sports card, collectible show plannedSEMINOLE The Pinellas County Sports Card & Collectible Show is set for Friday, May 11, 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St., N. Dealers will buy, sell and trade modern and vintage sports cards, supplies, gaming cards, toys, comics and more. Free admission. Call 727-748-5124 for more information.Church to host N-O-W 1 worship eventSEMINOLE N-O-W 1, a night of worship, will take place Sunday, May 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at First Christian Church of Seminole, 13272 Park Blvd., Seminole. The event will feature contemporary music from the church's worship team. Attendees will learn song meanings and have an opportunity to praise the Lord among other believers in a pressure-free environment. This free event is open to all. For information, visit fccseminole.org/night-of-worship.SHS to host summer basketball campSEMINOLE Seminole High School's boys' basketball team will host a summer basketball camp at the school, located at 8401 131st St. N., for grades 3 through 8 June 4-7 and July 9-13. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Cost is $135 for each week. Register and pay online at warhawk-shop. myshopify.com.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., Suite 1, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.Chess clubs meet at librarySEMINOLE Chess players of all ages (children, teens, and adults) and all levels of play (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) are invited to attend the Two Towers Chess Club (second and fourth Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) or the Seminole Chess Club (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.) at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. 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4A Community Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018the county to a large audience in Canada.Support for the deal had been questionable for Commissioner Janet Long; however, testimony for the keeping the Blue Jays in Pinellas from local Dunedin businesses, as well as Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos managed to convince her to make approval for the funding agreement unanimous. Some had questioned whether Tourist Development Tax money should be used to fund stadiums, which is allowable by state statute. After going through the many bene ts spring training brings to the city and the county as a whole, the Commission was convinced. And thanks to a healthy tourism industry the money is available and will likely stay available as Tourist Development Tax collections continues on a record-setting pace. Some concern was expressed that by scal year 2020, the money set aside to pay for capital project from Tourist Development Taxes would be down to only about $3 million; however, staff pointed out that unless something drastic happened, the fund would be replenished with collections the next year. As to what some considered an unequal share being paid by the county more than 50 percent Commission Chair Ken Welch said the Commission had always known the county would have to step in and pay more. He said Dunedin is a small city and unable to pay as much as the city of Clearwater, which has the spring training facilities for the Philadelphia Phillies. Welch also praised the use of a pay-as-you go approach over three years, which keeps the costs down in any one year. "A $40-plus million investment is not too much for a positive step for Pinellas County," he said. The Commission gave earlier approvals to several other capital improvement projects to be paid for with Tourist Development Tax money, including $26 million for Clearwater Marine Aquarium, $6 million for the Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement, $5.5 million for Ruth Eckerd Hall, $1.9 million for Countryside Sports Complex and $495,000 for Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com. DUNEDIN, from page 1A at the library, located at 9200 113th St. N. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health care coverage. Every day SHINE volunteers answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and more. The new site at the Seminole Community Library will allow the program to reach more community members who may be unaware of SHINE and the bene ts the program offers. SHINE volunteer counselors can even assist eligible Medicare bene ciaries to nd programs that lower prescription drug costs or provide prescription drugs at no cost. Appointments are available monthly on the second and third Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 727-394-6909 to make an appointment. For more information, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), or visit www. oridashine.org.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. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg and the SJWC's annual "Share Our Spirit" food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break. Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings. Call 727-251-1037, email GFWCSeminole@gmail.com or visit fb.me/Seminolejuniors for more information.Kiwanis Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rotary Club to meetSEMINOLE The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email pstock email@example.com for more information.Welsh Society meets monthlySEMINOLE The Welsh Society of the Suncoast meets the third Tuesday of every month at noon at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. For more information, visit welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org.Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets weeklySEMINOLE Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Guests ages 18 and older are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and leaders or those aspiring to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc. toastmastersclubs.org.City collecting food donationsSEMINOLE Mayor Leslie Waters encourages citizens to help stock the shelves at the Interfaith Food Pantry. Drop-off locations are: City Hall, 9199 113th St. Interfaith Food Pantry at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road Seminole Garden Apartments, 8275 113th St. Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7 and 8 Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. N. Vintage by Design, 5141 Seminole Blvd. Monetary contributions also are welcome and can be mailed to the Interfaith Food Pantry, P.O. Box 7071, Seminole, FL 33777. Donation pick-ups are available if necessary. Call 727-418-1204 for more information.Civil Air Patrol Oakhurst Cadet Squadron meets weeklySEMINOLE The Civil Air Patrol Oakhurst Cadet Squadron meets Tuesday nights at Oakhurst Methodist Church, 13400 Park Blvd. N. The cadet program, designed for youth ages 12 and up, focuses on aerospace and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) academic subjects as well as leadership, fitness and character development. For more information about the squadron, visit units. wg.us/FL084. aspx or www.facebook.com/OakhurstCAP.American Legion hosts weekly eventsSEMINOLE American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m. The monthly spaghetti dinner is held the rst Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol. For more information, call 727-391-6324.Kiwanis Breakfast Club meets Tuesday morningsSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third oor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. The group features speakers from different organizations. Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 727-319-8343 for more information.GFWC Pinellas Seminole WomenÂ’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Women's Club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, 11 a.m., at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane, in the Roskamp Auditorium. Meetings include lunch and a guest speaker. The club is involved in the community through scholarships for local students and donating funds to local charities, including Shepherd's Village and Honor Flight. Call 727-772-3803 for more information. Recreation complex offers woodcarving, woodburning classesSEMINOLE Woodcarving and woodburning classes are held Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St., N. For more information, contact Robert and Carolyn Marek at 727-8079454. AROUND, from page 3A Home Rule HeroesWaters, Barnhorn honored by Florida League of CitiesSEMINOLE The Florida League of Cities has chosen Seminole's Mayor Leslie Waters and Councilor Thom Barnhorn as two of 75 elected city officials throughout the state to receive the 2018 Home Rule Hero Award. This award recognizes the efforts of city leaders working to protect the Home Rule powers of Florida's cities during the 2018 legislative session. Barnhorn said, "Home Rule institutionalized the idea that local governments should be able to make laws that apply to their cities and their policies. Local elected officials have a better understanding of the needs for its community and its residents. I believe the best government is the one closest to the people." "I am very pleased to receive this honor," said Mayor Waters. "Home Rule is the ability for a city to address local problems through local decision makers without interference from state government." Florida League of Cities President Gil Ziffer said leaders at the city level are among the league's "biggest advocates for municipal issues." Mayor Waters said she appreciates that legislators have scores of important issues to deal with each Legislative Session. "However, my responsibility as mayor is to protect any assault on municipal Home Rule, and to help assure lawmakers do not vote on legislation that could have unintended consequence to cities," she said. Mayor Waters sits on the league's Land and Economic Development Committee, while Barnhorn serves as vice chair of the league's Taxation & Personnel Committee. Mayor Leslie Waters Thom Barnhorn Photo SUBMITTEDCafe Cure, 8900 Park Blvd. N., celebrated its grand opening April 18. The eatery offers freshly made soups, sandwiches, salads, bakery items, craft sodas, specialty coffee drinks and smoothies using plant-based protein powder.Grand OpeningVolunteers needed at Bay Pines By BRIAN GOFF TBN CorrespondentMADEIRA BEACH For a person, perhaps retired, sitting at home with nothing to do, Nathan Witt has a job for you. Witt, the chief of voluntary service at the Bay Pines Medical Center, spoke April 25 to members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council of the need for volunteers at the center. Witt pointed out the size and scope of the facility. The Bay Pines VA Center is a hospital, a rehab center and a nursing facility. The campus also includes the National Cemetery and a Veterans Benefits Regional office, one of the few places in the country to have all those VA services in one place. Built in 1933, Bay Pines covers 300 acres and 32 buildings. It is such a massive facility the need for volunteers is immense, and Witt says the jobs for volunteers are many and varied. "There are 118 volunteer jobs," he said. "Over 110,000 veterans seek help at Bay Pines each year and last year it took well over a thousand volunteers to keep it moving."Besides its facility on Boca Ciega Bay, Bay Pines has eight outpatient clinics throughout West-Central Florida that stretch from Palm Harbor in the north to Naples in the south and Sebring inland. The veterans that are served by the VA come from a variety of conflicts with the largest number by far from the Vietnam era. Fortythree percent of all veterans come from that era. Fourteen percent of the veterans come from the Desert Storm con ict and 13 percent from the Korean con ict. World War II veterans make up about 10 percent of the veterans getting care at Bay Pines. Witt says they are the most interesting of all. "If you come to visit and pull up a chair next to a World War II veteran, you are going to hear some amazing stories," he said. "They are the greatest patient population ever." Witt said the 1,100 volunteers spent over 170,000 hours helping last year. Translated to money it would amount to well over $5 million. The Bay Pines Voluntary Service is the largest in Florida, said Witt. Volunteer jobs, he said, cover a wide range of things and provide something for just about everyone. "If you have been thinking of becoming a Walmart greeter well we have a better greeter job available," he said. "We have greeters to meet veterans at the door and help bring down the anxiety level of the patient." Other volunteer opportunities include making phone calls to remind patients of upcoming appointments. As well, driving the shuttle carts from the parking lots to whichever building is required. That serves to help patients simply nd their way. Another job is to push wheelchairs for patients who have to move around the campus or inside a facility. Witt pointed out there are other ways to help the VA at Bay Pines if one cannot give time. Donations of personal care items, gift cards or sweatpants and socks are always appreciated. Monetary donations are also accepted. All VA facilities need volunteer help. Since the voluntary service was established in 1946, more than 800 million hours of volunteer work have been provided. This year, nationally, it is expected that 70,000 volunteers will provide 10 million hours of service worth over $300 million. Witt presented a brief video during his talk and in it several volunteers spoke of the return they get by helping. All said they got back much more in satisfaction than they gave. As for Witt, he said it should be the other way around. "They are my boss," he said. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at Bay Pines can go online to baypines.va.gov/ giving.Photo SUBMITTEDNathan Witt, chief of Voluntary Service at Bay Pines VA, speaks to the members of the BIG-C in Madeira Beach. How to contribute All press releases are published on a space available basis. They are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. We are not able to predict exactly the issue it will be printed or even guarantee that it will be used. The deadline for all copy is Friday, noon, preceding publication date. The newspapers are published Thursdays. For upcoming events, please send in your announcement two weeks in advance, if possible. All submissions can be dropped off at the of ce or mailed to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772, emailed to editorial@TBNweekly.com or faxed to 727-3975900. Questions? Call 727-397-5563 or send an email. Please include a contact name and number on all submissions. 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AUDITOR, from page 1A Councilor Thom Barnhorn said, "I think it's a testament to the leadership we have in the city from us [on the council] all the way to Harry [Kyne, director of the department of administration.]" In other action items, the council: unanimously approved the expenditure of approximately $85,000 in multimodal impact fees for project design and engineering services related to a turning lane improvement project at 70th Avenue and Seminole Boulevard. After conducting a traf c feasibility study in the area, Cardno Inc. recommended the addition of a westbound turn lane. In addition to creating the lane, the project also ultimately includes road widening, milling and resurfacing, drainage modi cations, sidewalk reconstruction, ADA improvements, sign and pavement marking adjustments, signal modifications, and utility relocation. This rst phase of the project includes design, surveying, geotechnical services, and drainage and signalization analysis. tabled a discussion about using $93,000 in Capital Improvement Funds for the demolition, removal and replacement of a playground shade structure at the recreation center. The structure was damaged during Hurricane Irma last fall, said City Manager Ann Toney-Deal, when the canopy fell off and connectors were damaged. She's hopeful that FEMA might partially cover the funds needed for this project. The council had "a few questions" before making a decision on this expense, Mayor Leslie Waters said.
County 5A Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018Water system maintenance to begin in MayThe method of water treatment for Pinellas County and its wholesale customers will be temporarily modi ed between Monday, May 14, and Friday, June 8. The rst of two short-term changes from chloramine to chlorine disinfection in 2018 is a routine maintenance measure designed to optimize water quality. Those that will bene t from this program include Pinellas County Utilities water customers, as well as customers in the cities of Clearwater, Pinellas Park and Safety Harbor. The disinfection program is designed to maintain distribution system water quality and minimize the potential for any future problems. There have been no indications of significant bacteriological contamination problems in the system. The water will continue to meet all federal and state standards for safe drinking water. Kidney dialysis patients should not be impacted, but should contact their dialysis care provider for more information about chlorine treatment. Fish owners should not be affected if they already have a system in place to remove chloramines, but should contact local pet suppliers with any questions. Customers may notice a slight difference in the taste and/or odor of the water during this temporary change in treatment. Chlorine was used as the primary disinfectant in the water for more than 50 years prior to 2002. Pinellas County switched to chloramine in 2002 to ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards. Many communities using chloramine convert back to chlorine for short periods to maintain system water quality. The second short-term change from chloramine to chlorine disinfection in 2018 will take place from Oct. 1 through Oct. 26. For more information, please visit www. pinellascounty.org/utilities or contact Pinellas County Utilities Customer Service at 727-464-4000.Public workshop scheduled on Airport Master PlanCLEARWATER St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport and the Pinellas County commissioners are preparing a comprehensive Airport Master Plan. PIE is hosting the rst public informational workshop on May 30, 5-7 p.m., at Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg to provide information on the rst working paper of the Airport Master Plan study. The last Airport Master Plan Update for PIE was completed in January 2004. There have been a number of changes at the airport, as well as in the aviation industry, prompting the need for a new Master Plan. The primary goal is to create a 20-year airport development program to maintain a safe, ef cient, economical, and environmentally acceptable airport facility for the Tampa Bay community. To achieve this goal, it is essential to receive input from key stakeholders, including the interested public and surrounding community, and users and tenants of the airport's facilities. PIE is required to provide periodic updates of their planning documents for receiving development grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and Florida Department of Transportation. The workshop on May 30 will include study background information, the existing airport conditions, forecasts of aviation activity, and an assessment of the passenger terminal building conditions. The workshop will be conducted in an open house format and the public is welcome to attend anytime between 5-7 p.m.Applications sought for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund Pinellas County is looking for applicants to receive funds through the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund. Total award funds available in the 2019 scal year are $53,000. Applicants must provide alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment and/or prevention programs and be licensed substance abuse prevention providers under Chapter 397 of the Florida Statutes. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund awards must be used for one-time only, non-recurring expenditures such as equipment, special projects, training, renovations and/or formalized prevention activities. Awards cannot be used for food and beverage reimbursements. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund awards will range from $2,000 to $10,000 and the award funds must be expended between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019. Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 1, at 6 p.m. Organizations that are interested in applying can access the full solicitation and application instructions by visiting Pinellas County Justice Coordination Grant Management at www. pinellascounty.org/justice/grants.htm. 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6A Police Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018 Police beatPinellas deputies investigate drowning of Tampa manST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies are investigating what they say appears to be an accidental drowning of a 23-year-old Tampa man on Gandy Beach in St. Petersburg. According to a media release, the drowning occurred about 4:13 p.m. April 28. Deputies say Lino Gomez and his wife 20-year-old Angela Perez were in the water on an in atable oat just south of Gandy Beach in unincorporated St. Petersburg. The tidal current pushed Gomez and Perez's oat into a deep channel that paralleled the beach. As they were trying to paddle back to the beach, Gomez fell off the oat into the water. Perez tried to help Gomez back onto the oat but she also fell into the water. Deputies say Perez was able to grab onto the oat but she lost sight of Gomez who was being swept out with the current. Perez made it back to shore safely and agged down a passing boater who helped search for Gomez. The good Samaritan boater found Gomez oating face down in the water unresponsive. The boater brought Gomez back to shore when a second good Samaritan, 37-year-old Melissa Shaffer of St. Petersburg, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived. Gomez was transported to Tampa General Hospital with life threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at about 2:10 a.m. April 29. Deputies say neither Gomez nor Perez knew how to swim.Injuries reported in deputy-involved crash in LargoLARGO Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say two people, including a deputy, were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a crash that occurred about 6:03 p.m. April 26 on Seminole Boulevard at Lark Drive Southwest in Largo. According to deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team, 31-year-old Joseph Johnson of Clearwater was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro northbound on Seminole Boulevard when he failed to stop for a red traf c light signal at Lark Drive Southwest in Largo. Deputy Beetz was on-duty and traveling southbound on Seminole Boulevard in a fully marked 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. Beetz made a left turn on a green arrow, to go east on Lark Drive Southwest from Seminole Boulevard, when he was struck by Johnson. Beetz and Johnson were transported to a local hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. After Johnson was released from the hospital, he was charged with driving while license suspended and cited for failure to obey traf c control signal and having no vehicle insurance. He was booked into the county jail at 12:56 a.m. April 27. Bail was set at $150. Deputies say it appears that speed may be a factor in the crash.Pinellas deputy injured in Safety Harbor crashSAFETY HARBOR A Pinellas County Sheriff's corporal was injured in a crash that occurred about 7:52 a.m. April 26 just east of the traf c light on State Road 580 and McMullen Booth Road. According to deputies assigned to the Sheriff's Major Accident Investigation Team, Cpl. John Suess IV, 36, was on-duty in his unmarked 2013 Dodge Charger, driving westbound in the median lane on SR 580, in Safety Harbor. Investigators say Suess was stopped for the traf c light on SR 580 at McMullen Booth Road, when 66-year-old Marjorie Nelson, of Safety Harbor also driving westbound on SR 580 in her 2002 Ford Explorer, attempted to change lanes. Nelson failed to see that traf c had stopped for the traf c light and she rear-ended Suess' vehicle, which caused a chain reaction and pushed his vehicle into 19-year-old Amar Basria's, 2017 Honda CRV. Suess was transported to a local hospital by another deputy with minor injuries. Nelson refused medical treatment on scene. Basria and his passenger, Erum Basria, also refused medical treatment on scene. Nelson was issued a traf c citation for careless driving, violation of driver's license restriction (corrective lenses). Deputies say it does not appear that speed or impairment are factors in the crash.Motorcyclist seriously injured in Dunedin crashDUNEDIN Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a crash that resulted in serious injuries for a motorcyclist from Oldsmar. The crash occurred about 7:34 a.m. April 25 near the intersection of State Road 580 and Heather Ridge Boulevard in Dunedin. According to deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team, 55 year-old Jeffrey Shore of Dunedin was driving his 2007 Dodge Ram east on S.R. 580, attempting to make a northbound left turn onto Heather Ridge Boulevard. Traf c in the two westbound lanes of S.R. 580 slowed to allow Shore to make the left turn. At about that same time, 34-year-old Gabriel Dalrymple was driving a 1993 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on S.R. 580 in the curb lane approaching Heather Ridge Boulevard when Shore's truck turned in front of Dalrymple's motorcycle. Dalrymple's Harley-Davidson crashed into the passenger side of Shore's Dodge truck and Dalrymple was ejected off the motorcycle. Investigators say Dalrymple was own to St. Joseph's Hospital for lifethreatening injuries. Shore refused medical treatment at the scene. Dalrymple was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Investigators don't believe impairment or speed were factors in the crash. Shore was issued a citation for failure to yield to oncoming traf c. Â– Compiled by SUZETTE PORTER Joseph Johnson 042618 050318 Mother's Day at STARTERSChilled Mimosa 5. Glass of Champagne 6. Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail 12. 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8A Schools Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018Pinellas County School Board OKs MOU with Sandy Hook Promise Foundation By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Members of the Pinellas County School Board unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding April 24 with Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonpro t organization that engages and empowers parents, school and community organizations to deliver gun violence prevention programs. The no-cost agreement will allow Sandy Hook Promise to coordinate and manage certified trainers to deliver training to staff, parents and community members. Sandy Hook Promise also will support and implement Say Something and Start with Hello, as well as other supporting activities in middle schools and high schools throughout the district. Say Something teaches children how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from individuals who might want to hurt themselves or others and to Say Something to a trusted adult to get them help. Start with Hello teaches youth how to be more inclusive and connected to one another. Start with Hello works to create connectedness and sustain an inclusive culture and community by minimizing social isolation, marginalization and rejection before an individual chooses to hurt themselves or others. Sandy Hook Promise will help with recruitment and will train an adult champion within each school to start their own Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club. Sandy Hook also will supply all supporting materials, provide one-on-one support, tools and resources to Pinellas County Schools at no cost. School Superintendent Michael Grego said Sandy Hook Promise was doing "exciting work" and he was looking forward to becoming more proactive using its programs. Donna Sicilian, executive director of Student Services, said the district already had some programs; however, the ones provided by Sandy Hook were very comprehensive and would allow Pinellas to improve its training for staff, students and families. Sicilian said the mental health community had expressed its excitement "to embrace the community at large to work together." School Board Member Linda Lerner described Sandy Hook as a "wonderful program" that was expanding all across the county. "It's impressive," she said. School Board Member Eileen Long agreed. "It puts the power with the children," she said. For more information, visit www. sandyhookpromise.org. In other business, the Board: Denied a request of a fiveyear application for Excelsior Prep Charter School. Postponed a decision on a request for a five-year, high performing charter replication for St. Petersburg Collegiate High School North Pinellas. Expressed condolences to the family and friends of three Lakewood High School seniors involved in a vehicle crash April 24. The car had just left Lakewood High School and was traveling west on 54th Avenue South when it hit a tree, according to St. Petersburg police. The driver, Bryson WeltonWilliams died at the scene. The other students injured in the crash were Joshua Heath and Ramcharan Lattimore.Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERSchool Board Chairwoman Rene Flowers expresses the DistrictÂ’s condolences to family and friends of three Lakewood High School seniors involved in a vehicle crash April 24. NotebookSt. Pete Road Runners awards scholarshipsST. PETE BEACH The St Pete Road Runners, a local running club that encourages running and walking for those of all ages and abilities, annually awards scholarships to local high school seniors who excel academically and who are members of their varsity track team. This year's award ceremony was held at the St Pete Beach Recreational Center April 26. Three awards were granted of $2,000 each. The first award of was granted to Nicoletta Verrocchio, a senior at Pinellas Park High School, and member of the Varsity cross-country and track. She is team captain cross-country. She is on the National Honors Society, Science Honors Society, volunteer tutor and volunteer at St Pete General Hospital. She is presently taking a demanding college course load, 4.4 weighed GPA. She is planning to attend the University of South Florida. Second award was granted to Julianna Chappell, a senior at Calvary Christian High School and member of varsity cross-country, varsity basketball, varsity track, 2017 AAU Championship Quali er in Heptathlon, 2015 USATF Junior Olympic Quali er in high jump and steeplechase. She is president of the Environmental Club, vice president of National Honor Society, and a member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Leadership Council, Student Ambassador, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Engineering Club Secretary, Choir, & Worship Team. She volunteers as assistant girls' basketball coach, female athlete investment and resources. She also founded a mentoring and scholarship program for middle school athletes. She supports a 4.5 GPA and is planning to attend University of Florida. Third award was granted to Kevin Cochran, a senior at Osceola Fundamental High School and member of the varsity track and crosscountry team captain, 2015 OFHS cross-country new runner of the year, 2016 OFHS cross county most valuable runner. He was the founder OFHS spikeball club, secretary of OFHS Future Business Leaders of America, president of the Science National Honors Society. He volunteers at Mu Alpha Thera, Clearwater Marine Aquarium. He supports a GPA of 4.36 and is planning to attend the University of Florida.Pinellas County Schools hiring school resource of cersLARGO Pinellas County Schools is now accepting applications for Florida-certified law enforcement officers (school resource officers). A School Resource Officer's primary responsibility is to protect, offer service and ensure the safety of students, staff, visitors, and school board property. To learn more about the requirements and bene ts, visit pcsb. org/sro. For questions related to the position, contact Sgt. 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10A Schools Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018high schools. Freshman Prep will take place June 5 to July 19, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students can register at reservation.pcsb.org. Families with questions can contact their student's school or call 727-588-6302.Ridgecrest Elementary Center awarded top magnet honorLARGO Ridgecrest Elementary's Center for Gifted Studies has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Ridgecrest Elementary in Largo hosts a school-within-a school magnet program serving around 800 students with 400 in full-time gifted center. The magnet program emphasizes a rigorous, innovative, student-centered curriculum that promotes creativity, leadership, service and scholarship. Ridgecrest was recently recognized as the 2017 National School of Character for exemplary work in this area. Ridgecrest teachers and administrators have also presented at the state, national and international level on best practices in gifted education. "Receiving this distinction from the Magnet Schools of America serves to validate the exceptional teaching and learning that occurs daily at Ridgecrest," said Michael Moss, Ridgecrest principal.Pinellas Education Foundation awards $30,000LARGO The Pinellas Education Foundation awarded $30,000 to rst, second and third place winners of its Next Generation Entrepreneurs and Next Generation Tech Programs at an awards ceremony on April 25 attended by more than 150 people. At the event, rst place for each program received $10,000, second place received $3,500 and third place received $1,500. Winners can use the funds to start their business or to go to college or technical school. Finalists in both programs took part in many different workshops and mentor opportunities with local entrepreneurs and tech companies in order to hone their product concepts. Teams were able to apply to both programs if their projects t the speci cations for each program. Winners in the Next Generation Entrepreneur Program were: First place: Skystream Lakewood High School Christian De Napoli, 11th grade, Harry Sauers, 12th grade, and Marek Zebrowski, 12th grade. Product Summary: "Our product is rst of its kind, to mend seamlessly the experience of HMD (head mounted displays) and the remote operation of drones to allow for a more immersive experience rather than a standard monitor." Second place: Gibbs Bucks Early Bird Express Truck Gibbs High School, Team leaders: Destiny Perkins, 11th grade, and Kayla Egulf, 10th grade. Product Summary: "Gibbs Early Bird Express is a coffee truck business that serves beverages early in the morning. We will serve the Gibbs High School neighborhood zones. We are preventing the rush hour accidents in the morning with a Coffee Truck in various locations around the community. We are working on an Early Bird Express App that can take Point of Sale into our online system and provides the customer with a GPS and an ETA so that their coffee made by the exact time they will arrive." Third place: Downtown Lakewood High School Katie McGilvery, 12th grade. Product Summary: "My service is an app that helps user nd events from around St. Petersburg and combines weather, traf c, and ticket purchasing to expedite the process to attend events. It also uses lters to help users nd events that are tailored to their interests." Winners in the Next Generation Tech program were: First place: Project Sway Lakewood High School Benjamin Fischer, 11th grade, Christian De Napoli 11th grade, Darin Debrestian, 11th grade and Robert Bolles, 11th grade. 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Faith & Family 11A Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018 Worship calendarSinging with Courage workshop setST. PETERSBURG Singing with Courage, a workshop with Jon Arterton, will take place Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road N., St. Petersburg. There will be a break for lunch. The workshop is being presented by the Tampa Oratorio Singers and the One City Chorus. The cost is $35. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www. singingwithcourage.com. Jon Arterton, conductor of St. Petersburg's One City Chorus, will lead a one-day workshop which will teach participants to become better singers in a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere. Arterton began his musical journey as a choirboy at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He holds a master's degree in choral conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and was twice a vocal fellow at the Boston Symphony's Tanglewood Music Festival. He also holds an MFA in acting from Smith College, and has performed in hundreds of plays and musicals. In October 2016, Arterton founded the One City Chorus, St. Pete's new 120-voice community chorus specializing in songs of social justice, civil rights and equality. Visit www.OneCityChorus. org. One City Chorus to perform fundraising concertST. PETERSBURG The One City Chorus will perform in concert Friday, May 18, 7 p.m., at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Blvd. N., St. Petersburg. The concert is free. A goodwill collection will be taken. Proceeds will bene t the family of Luis Blanco. Blanco was recently deported back to Mexico after working in construction and farming and living peacefully in Plant City for over 20 years, leaving behind his wife and six children. The concert will take place at the Allendale United Methodist Church whose congregation has pledged to provide rent money for the family for one year. The 100-voice One City Chorus was founded in October 2016 with the belief that singing in a group builds community and leads to better understanding among people. It welcomes people of all races, cultures, creeds and communities to sing with them all without auditions. Their performances of songs about social justice, civil rights, diversity and equality have been described as "joyous, uplifting and beautifully sung" by Creative Loa ng who honored them with a Best of the Bay Award for Best Voices Raised Together in Song. Highlights of our 2017-18 season have included singing at St. Pete's First Night festivities on New Year's Eve, a concert at the Palladium Theater in February, and the April 4 observation of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, also at the Palladium.Church announces new date for Astralis Chamber Ensemble concertINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Astralis Chamber Ensemble will perform Friday, May 11, 7 p.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. The ensemble was originally scheduled to perform May 12. Tickets are $15. The classical music trio consists of ue, cello and piano. They will be playing selections from Bach, Mendelssohn and Scriabin among others. For information, call 727-595-2374. To submit news and events, email editorial@TBNweekly.com. Submissions also may be faxed to 727-397-5900, dropped off at the office or mailed to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Please include contact information on all submissions. Announcements are printed as space allows. 050318 020818 Where French Meets CoastalFRENCH NESTMARKETPLACE & Rustic GardentheÂ GiftsÂ ApparelÂ BeddingÂ Tabletop LinensÂ Painted FurnitureÂ Designer ServicesÂ Home & Garden DcorMother's Day Special20% OFFYour PurchaseValid through 5-31-18556 N. Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo, FL 33770727-499-8997 Â email@example.com Â facebook.com/thefrenchnestmarketplacew Â Swedish Massage Â Hot Stone MassageÂ Deep Tissue MassageÂ Add Ons: Foot Scrub Â Hot Oil Scalp Â CuppingThe French Nest PresentsFleurde LuneSPA $20 OFF First VisitBooking: 423.747.3222Valid through 5-31-18 Complimentary Hot Towel & Aromatherapy050318
12A Business Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018 BriefcaseNASCAR Car Wash opens second facility in PinellasSEMINOLE Anderson Clean Car Group and its nancial partner Directed Capital recently opened the second NASCAR Car Wash in Florida. Located at 8680 Park Blvd. in Seminole, just east of Park Street between Seminole Lanes and Winn-Dixie, the new express car wash combines the quality of a full-service tunnel with the speed and convenience of a self-service wash. The car wash also offers 24 vacuum stations, selfserve pit stops with bug prep, windshield wiper uid and air for tires all free with the purchase of a wash."ACCG is excited to be opening its second express car wash facility, and at the same time continuing its partnership with NASCAR," said Stephenson Anderson, principal. "Our first location at 7601 Ulmerton Road, Largo, has been open a year and is maturing nicely."Cooters Restaurant & Bar to celebrate anniversaryCLEARWATER Barry and Carol Mears, owners of Coote rs Restaurant & Bar on Clearwater Beach, recently announced plans to celebrate the iconic restaurant's 25th anniversary in May with a multi-day celebration. "We want to thank the community for their loyal support over the years, plus thank and recognize our suppliers and trusted staff for their roles in our continued success."The three-day event will run May 9-11 and will include price rollbacks on draft beer and happy hour specials each day. Wednesday, May 9 will be Kids Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids will get free ice cream with kids meals and pictures with Cooters mascot turtle. On Thursday, May 10, the restaurant will offer grouper specials all day and night. On Friday, May 11, the restaurant will host its 25th anniversary party to be held throughout the building and in a big tent in the parking lot. The event is open to the public and will include live music from The Joint Venture Band. There will be giveaways. Anniversary T-shirts will be available for purchase. "It's all about the turtle," Carol Mears said, referring to the North American turtle that has become their trademark. "Throughout the years we have been proud to support efforts of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and other marine life facilities to rescue, rehabilitate and release turtles into their natural habitat. As part of our anniversary event, we will hold a bene t raf e for Clearwater Marine Aquarium." Cooters anniversary comes mid-week of National Travel and Tourism Week, which runs May 6-12. Cooters Restaurant & Bar is at 423 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater Beach. Call 727-462-2668 or visit www. cooters.com.NatureÂ’s Food Patch joins campaign to feed hungry childrenCLEARWATER Nature's Food Patch Market & CafÂŽ recently teamed up with Feeding Tampa Bay, All Faiths Food Bank and 10News WTSP to collect healthy breakfast items for Cereal for Summer. Children go hungry over the summer without the programs that feed them during the school year. The Patch is collecting breakfast items such as cereal bars, cereal, oatmeal and shelf-stable milk through May 13 at 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Customers can purchase any shelf-stable breakfast item at Nature's Food Patch and drop it in the donation box at checkout. The store has partnered with Cascadian Farms for a "buy one, donate one" sale on all of their organic cereals while supplies last.Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to the more than 700,000 hungry in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. Its mission is to change lives one meal at a time by leading the community in the ght against hunger.Nature's Food Patch Market & CafÂŽ in Clearwater is an organic independent natural foods community grocery store and cafÂŽ. The store has been enthusiastically embraced by the health-minded community and is known for its commitment to organic foods, quality natural products, community involvement and health education. This spring, Nature's Food Patch will open a second store in downtown Dunedin.Community job fair setCLEARWATER Dozens of employers with a wide variety of jobs to ll will participate in a community job fair hosted by Goodwill Industries-Suncoast. The event will take place Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. Job seekers who pre-register for the fair will receive early admission, plus access to a wide array of free jobrelated services such as rÂŽsumÂŽ development and interview techniques through Goodwill's Job Connection Center. Participants also can enroll in Goodwill's new Back To Your Future program, a free service designed to help job seekers plan their career goals and map out steps to reaching those goals. The job fair also will feature virtual interviews and meet-and-greets with some of the area's top employers, plus a job trends discussion panel at 11 a.m. Both employers and job seekers can register to attend at www.goodwill-suncoast.org/community-job-fair To submit business news, email editorial@TBNweekly. com. Submissions also may be faxed to 727-3975900, dropped off at the of ce or mailed to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Please include contact information on all submissions. 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Health & Fitness 13A Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018Is it wise to remove your wisdom teeth?Usually the last teeth to grow in, the wisdom teeth got their name because they typically grow in between ages 17 and 25 when people are generally "wiser" than at adolescence. Also known as the third molars, there are a total of four, and wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to be impacted (below the gums) as well as the most common to be removed. Today, most jaws are not large enough to accommodate all 32 adult teeth. If your wisdom teeth are erupted (having grown through the gums) or partially erupted (partially grown through the gums) they can be difficult to access due to their position making it a challenge to keep clean. Sometimes food and debris can get lodged in and around those teeth and gums causing pain, swelling, infection called pericoronitis as well as decay. Therefore, it is generally recommended to get these teeth removed. Treatment for issues around wisdom teeth can include warm saltwater or antibacterial rinses, prescribed antibiotics, and pain medication for temporary relief. If problems persist, speak to your dentist about extractions. The sooner the better for removal of wisdom teeth because the roots are not as developed, and the bone is not as dense in younger people. As we get older, healing and recovery tend to take longer. If you plan on having your wisdom teeth extracted, discuss anesthetic and sedation options with your dentist for the most comfortable experience. Most patients prefer to be sedated depending on the dif culty of the extractions and the patient's fear level. Also, plan on some recovery time and a soft diet for a few days. That being said, it's almost summer time and with school out, get those appointments scheduled early if wisdom teeth extraction is on your agenda! 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Lunch and respite will be provided at no cost. The seminar is free courtesy of Ruth's Promise and sponsors. To RSVP, call 813-384-7571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs are required for respite.Publix to host blood driveSelect Publix supermarkets will host blood drives Friday through Sunday, May 4-6. Donors will receive a $10 Publix gift card. For hours, locations and appointments, visit oneblood.org/publix or call 888-936-6283. Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome. In addition, all lifesaving donors will receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit, oneblood.org. 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Clubhouse, pools, tennis and shuf eboard courts, shing pier, marina and even a full time Social Director for all the many activities. MLS#U7846886. Riskin. $134,000. THE GARDENS Park like setting in The Gardens. Light & Bright spacious furnished 2/1.5 condo. Large Master Bedroom, Eat in Kitchen, Florida Room with terri c view overlooking the heated pool. Lush landscaping, Clubhouse & BBQ. 55+ community. Tennis Courts, Shuf eboard, Laundry Room. Next to Seminole Park. MLS#U7850294. Kaitar. $99,000. A rare nd! This 3/3 home sits on a panoramic155 ft. waterfront (1/4 acre) with dock/2 decks. Enjoy Boca Ciega Bay inside/outside home or walk to Gulf's white sandy beaches & meet neighbors for Sunsets. Active community with parks, tness/playground. Double lot big enough to build your spectacular new mansion! Don't miss! MLS#U7852329. Deighton. $698,000. Ground oor unit with fenced outside patio area. Clean, well-kept unit with updated bathroom and tile throughout. This complex is well situated and close to all Beaches, Airports and Shopping. Woodside Village community shows Pride of Ownership. MLS#U7852602. Judice. $54,777. TAMARAC BY THE GULF One of best priced homes in popular Community! 2/2/1 with lots of open space includes Florida room with pass through from the kitchen with added cabinetry and a new tile oor. Screened back porch. Upgraded electrical panel. Pet friendly 55+ private community. Maintenance of $189 month includes lawn, water, trash, exterior painting, clubhouse and pool! MLS#U7854719. McEntire. $199,900. COMMERCIAL LOT Lot ready to build on and Zoned CCS-1 Permitted uses include: Of ce General, Multi-Family, Gas Station, Car Repair, Church, Restaurant-Bar, Retail Sales and more. Check with Bldg. Dept. for setbacks. High-Traf c Area approx. 200 feet from US. Hwy. 19. MLS#U8001208. Burgess. $79,500. BOCA CIEGA SHORES Rare nd Turn-Key unit in Treasure Island. Location, Location, Location!! Bldg. directly on Boca Ciega Bay two blocks from Gulf of Mexico. Walk to restaurants, bars, shopping and more! Updated, fully furnished ground oor unit. Large dock with seating/lounge chairs on deep water Intracoastal Waterway. Live full time, part time or rent out weekly for income. MLS#U8001255. Leone & Meade. $225,000. Newer built 3/2.5/2 Waterfront townhome on Madeira Beach! Gorgeous views. Upscale kitchen, open concept with high ceilings, water view from kitchen, living room/ dining area, balcony overlooks marina and sunsets. Large laundry room. Master suite has high ceilings, bath with dual sinks, large walk in shower and separate tub. Pool/heated spa overlooks the water. 1 pet to 50 Lbs. Can be leased for 1 year min. MLS#U7843044. Jarnberg. $485,000. COLONIAL COURT MADEIRA BAY TOWNHOMES LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION WOODSIDE VILLAGE REDINGTON BEACH POOL HOME 3/2/2 home with bonus room situated on large corner lot will not disappoint and has it all. Fenced backyard has large screened lanai with pool, a hot tub, plenty of yard left for pets to roam and park toys such as boat or RV. MLS#U8002010. Waldo. $305,000. Real estate newsmakers WhatÂ’s Selling in Pinellas County 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath Seminole $750,000 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Seminole $335,000 Magni cant waterfront views of the Bayou and Intracoastal with sunsets daily. Perfect 2BR/2BA with a additional den or 3rd bedroom, built in 2005 with 1,700 sq. ft.Rich RippetoeColdwell Banker/SunVista Realty Luxurious estate on 1.13 acres of land in highly desirable Seminole. The home included 5 car detached garage and a pool house/mother-in law suite. Across the street from Seminole City Park and the Pinellas Trail.Sandy HartmannKeller Williams Seminole/Sandy Hartmann and Associates Beautifully renovated, move in ready 1,200 sq. ft. home in desirable Seminole neighborhood. Beautifully landscaped, fenced yard with outside shower, sprinkler system and new pump. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Seminole $220,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD Beautiful and spacious Innside corner in the Kenilworth Building #414. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath St. Petersburg $119,000 SOLD Martha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionMary ButlerRealty Executives Adamo Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach to represent new condo-hotelTREASURE ISLAND Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach will be exclusively representing a new construction, waterfront condo-hotel on Treasure Island. The condo-hotel named Sunrise Vista will feature open, two-bedroom/two-bathroom oorplans. "With so much interest and demand in the local vacation rental market, our real estate advisors are excited for this new construction, turnkey building where every unit will feature a water view," said Cherie Pattishall, license partner of Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach. The condo-hotel location is just steps from the beach and will feature on-site vacation rental management. Pre-construction sales have begun.Weichert Realtors welcomes new team membersST. PETERSBURG Weichert af liated of ces in the St. Petersburg area have recently added several individuals to their team. Joining Weichert Realtors Equity are Debbie D. Hazley, Julie Hurguy and Elena Rist, MBA. Each Weichert franchised of ce is an independently owned and operated af liate of Weichert Real Estate Af liates Inc.Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach names top sales advisor MADEIRA BEACH Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach recognized Evan Pedone as the top sales advisor for March. Pedone closed $1.5 million in sales for the month. "Mr. Pedone excellently represents Engel & VÂšlkers' ideals of exclusivity, competence and passion," said Cherie Pattishall in a press release. Pattishall is licensed partner of Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach. "Mr. Pedone is in nitely passionate and knowledgeable about the high-end real estate market." "I love what I do," said Pedone. "I have a passion for representing luxury homes and commercial properties and getting them sold."Coastal Properties Group take part in Kettle Klassic Golf Tournament BELLEAIR Re ecting their compassion for the community, real estate advisors from Coastal Properties Group International recently participated in and helped sponsor the Kettle Klassic Golf Tournament bene tting the Salvation Army. The annual event took place April 9 at the Belleair Country Club in Belleair. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Salvation Army and provide much-needed support for the organization's services and programs throughout Upper Pinellas County. This is the 26th year the event has been held. Complementing the company's hole sponsorship was the participation of Coastal Properties' Lady Golfers Team which won the Ladies Flight Division. The team was comprised of real estate advisors Julie Folden, Cheri Boudreau, Gaye Collins and Debbie Descheemaeker. "Coastal Properties is pleased to partner with organizations like the Salvation Army because of their extensive outreach within our community," said Alex Jansen in a press release. Jansen is broker/owner of Coastal Properties Group International. "We believe in taking an active role in supporting local efforts through participation and sponsorship and nd it very rewarding to lend a helping hand to those in need."Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate names top associatesBELLEAIR Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Belleair and Clearwater Beach of ce recently recognized several independent sales associates and teams for their effort in March 2018. Terry Tillung was the top listing agent as well as the top sales associate, and Rafal Wazio and Terry Tillung had the highest volume of new contracts. Within The Thorn Collection, Leslie Gerlach was the top sales agent in volume, Brigett Cerce was the top sales agent in units and Leslie Gerlach was the top listing agent. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices group takes part in Luxe and Learn SoireeST. PETERSBURG More than 30 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Realtors and brokers recently attended the Luxe and Learn Soiree, a two-day luxury home marketing training offered by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing at the Vinoy Renaissance. Developed by Diane Hartley, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing is an independent authority in training and designation for real estate professionals working in the luxury residential market. "The institute's intensive training and membership designation program is designed to help agents provide the highest quality service to luxury home buyers and sellers and boost their performance in the market," said Allen Crumbley, broker/owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. "We are proud to have offered this prestigious training, which enables our luxury agents to best serve their customers while taking their careers to the next level." The training focused on agents growing their luxury business while offering Florida Realtors 11 continuing education credits and luxury real estate networking opportunities. Evan Pedone Pictured are, from left, Gaye Collins, Cheri Boudreau, Julie Folden and Debbie Descheemaeker, real estate advisors with Coastal Properties Group International. The group participated in the Kettle Klassic Golf Tournament April 9 at the Belleair Country Club. Terry Tillung Brigett Cerce Leslie Gerlach More than 30 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Realtors and Brokers recently attended the intensive, two-day luxury home marketing training offered by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing at the Vinoy Renaissance.
14A Health & Fitness Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018Hands-only CPR training session set ST. PETERSBURG The American Heart Association and SunStar Paramedics will present a hands-only CPR Lunch and Learn Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m., in the auditorium at Northside Hospital, 6006 49th St. N., Suite 230, St. Petersburg. Hands-only CPR can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. Most Americans feel helpless to act in a cardiac emergency because they don't know CPR. The American Heart Association and SunStar will offer a 30-minute hands-only CPR training class to cover the skills needed to save a life. Attendees will have hands-on practice during an interactive and memorable training session. To register, call 855-422-2228 or visit NorthsideHospital.com.GNAHEC, DOH-Pinellas to host Quit Your Way sessionsThe Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will partner with Tobacco Free Florida to provide Quit Your Way Group Sessions at two of its centers in May. The group sessions are open to the public and presented by the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center at no cost. Two-hour sessions at DOH-Pinellas centers will be held on these dates: Wednesday, May 2, 10 a.m. to noon, at DOHPinellas, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg Tuesday, May 22, 1 to 3 p.m., at DOH-Pinellas, 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo. In addition to the group sessions, tobacco users who want to quit can also receive nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges at no cost while supplies last and if medically appropriate. The sessions provide information on how to prepare a plan to quit, how to deal with cravings and what to expect during the process. The programs cover all forms of tobacco. During May, numerous classes are held at other locations in Pinellas County, too. Registration is required. For information about other sessions or to register, call 813-929-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway for other resources. For more information about GNAHEC, visit www. ahectobacco.com. For more information about DOH-Pinellas, visit www.PinellasHealth.com.Free Health & Wealth Expo Provides Resources and Fun for All AgesThe Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce will present the fifth annual Health & Wealth Expo Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. Dozens of vendors will be on hand with free health screenings and valuable information in the areas of wellness, nutrition, estate planning, tness, spiritual health, wealth management, and family activities. Free workshops will be presented throughout the day by experts in their eld along with lots of free giveaways. For information or to inquire about vendor opportunities, visit www.safetyharborchamber.com or call the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 727-726-2890.Bayfront Health rehabilitation center ranks in top 10 percent ST. PETERSBURG Bayfront Health St. Petersburg ranked in the top 10 percent of 870 inpatient rehabilitation facilities that quali ed to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation in 2017. "Bayfront's acute rehabilitation team of physician and clinical specialists work hard as a team to achieve great patient outcomes. Patients have a choice, and we strive to be the area's provider of choice for acute rehabilitation services," said John McLain in a press release. McLain is chief executive of cer at Bayfront Health. The rankings were determined by using UDSmr's program evaluation model, a case mix-adjusted and severity-adjusted tool that provides facilities with a composite performance score and percentile ranking drawn from nearly three-quarters of all IRFs in the country. UDSmr's PEM Report Card uses the indicators of ef ciency and effectiveness contained in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' reporting tool for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System. The goal of the PEM Report Card is to recognize high-performing facilities for their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, ef cient, timely, and patient-centered. "To recognize the efficient and effective care it provides to its patients, we are pleased to present this award to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg," said Troy Hillman, manager of the Analytical Services Group at UDSMR. "As the creator and caretaker of the nation's largest database of rehabilitation outcomes, and with over 20 years of experience and data, UDSMR continues working with the industry to establish best practices. Development of the PEM Report Card has served as a tool to identify and recognize high-performing facilities, to work with them to learn how they provide ef cient and effective care, and to share what we learn with others to elevate the performance of all. We look forward to working with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and the other top performing facilities across the country that rank in the top 10 percent to improve care in all inpatient rehabilitation facilities." This is the 11th year that UDSmr has issued these awards. The PEM Report Card was developed as part of a proactive solution to the Institute of Medicine's 2006 recommendation to Congress that every Medicare provider be reimbursed on a pay-forperformance basis. The data used for this report was based on 12 months of 2017 data, drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were weighted and combined into a single composite score, and each facility was assigned a percentile rank from 0 to 100 relative to the other qualifying IRF subscribers in UDSmr's database. The resulting distribution of the facility PEM scores for UDSmr's IRF subscribers exhibited a normal distribution.Youth soccer club sets tryouts in LargoThe Tampa Bay Rowdies youth soccer club, the Tampa Bay United Rowdies, will conduct tryouts for competitive teams May 7-12 at the Belcher Soccer Complex, 1779 S. Belcher Road, Largo. Boys and girls born between 2000 and 2010 are eligible to tryout. Check tbusc.com for a complete schedule of tryout times at the Largo campus. For information, call Al Sousa, 727-560-5388. To submit health-related news and events, email editorial@TBNweekly.com. 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Viewpoints 15A Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018To the Florida Department of Elections, I am known by the acronym "NPA" no party affiliation. That means I have not registered as a Democrat or Republican. This was a deliberate choice on my part, but it comes with consequences. NPAs will be treated as non-people in the August primaries. We can't cast a ballot for candidates from either of the two major parties, even though the primary determines who appears on the ballot in the general election. The other consequence, as a political operative once explained to me, is that I am targeted by both parties. My phone will ring constantly with suggestions that I vote for this person or that one. And my mailbox will be over-stuffed with yers and pleas from all candidates on the nal ballot. I'm the guy they want on their side. I can live with the second consequence. The rst one, though, is becoming more of a problem for me and the estimated 3.5 million Floridians who have declined to formally choose sides. The Constitutional Revision Commission took a stab at addressing that issue with Provision 62, proposed by Commissioner William Schi no, a Republican from Tampa. It would have allowed voters in November to decide if the state wanted to adopt a so-called "top two open primary" where every candidate appears on one ballot and everybody gets to vote. The top two nishers, regardless of party, then go to the general election. A few states already do this, notably California. The plan passed the Ethics and Elections Committee 6-3, but it was skunked 7-0 in the General Provisions Committee, chaired by Republican Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch. Or, in the parlance of the commission, it was laid on the table. Voters don't get to choose. The result is that we see candidates in both parties run to the extreme left or right in the primary, then disavow much of what they said when the general election rolls around because they have to appeal to the whole state. Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, for instance, spent the early days of his campaign trying to sound like Rambo on steroids talking tough about all the red-meat issues his party's base adores. I think he is a lot more moderate than he has been letting on, but general wisdom is that only the most dedicated voters in each party turn out for the primary in other words, the base. And with challengers Ron DeSantis and more-than-likely Richard Corcoran shooting routinely flames out of their mouths, Putnam is basically forced to prove he won't cave to those lily-livered liberal elites if he is elected. That's no way for anyone to govern. Fun fact: In 2010, when Rick Scott came from nowhere to win the governor's mansion, only 22 percent of registered voters turned out in the primary compared to 49 percent in the general election. In 2016, primary turnout was 22 percent compared to 75 percent in the general. An open system would help moderate some of the primary garbage we hear every time an election rolls around. The same goes for Democrats. Gwen Graham is defending herself from those on the hard left who will settle for nothing less than full support of everything on their agenda. The problem is, most people live somewhere in the middle. That brings us back to the NPA choice a lot of us make. Right now, there are two choices: stay the same, or swallow hard and pick a party. Neither one helps solve the problem. People say they are tired of all the negativity in politics. The CRC had a chance to make a small dent that but laid it on the table instead. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. LETTERS Outside my bedroom window a man with an air blower is walking up and down, directing his nozzle in all directions, with no appreciable effect other than to make an ungodly amount of noise. Plus giving me a topic to write about: the sounds of life. Has anyone ever catalogued the thousands of different sounds that exist? I doubt it. Why bother? A less daunting chore for each of us would be to list the loveliest sounds we can think of, as well as the ones we dislike the most. But even the most unlikeable sounds can be important, and sometimes vital. When triggered, the fire alarm in my condominium threatens to deafen the occupants of all ve oors. But I would not be at peace without its presence. Same thing goes for the angry whine of an oncoming police car or ambulance. Ugly, disgusting sounds in the form of spoken words also can be a warning, especially when uttered by a madman or an elected of cial gone berserk. A sound's reception or effect can depend on its source and timing. Case in point: the first wail of a newborn infant will be like a symphony to the ears of its parents. But later when the baby has a case of colic, its cries will be as unwelcome as someone dragging his ngernails across a blackboard. Which, by the way, was voted as one of the 10 worst sounds we can hear, according to a survey. Another one is the sound of someone vomiting. Also, high in the balloting is the ungodly whine of a power saw cutting through an oak tree branch, especially if it has just fallen on the roof of your new car. If you were forced to give up either your eyesight or your hearing, which would you choose? Hard to say. We learn more from our eyes, but to live in absolute silence could be torture. Especially if you're a nature lover. How many nature sounds can you name? Ocean waves washing up on a beach; a breeze among the trees or through a wheat field; the voices of birds (with some exceptions); gentle rainfall; a Category 5 hurricane blowing your dock into the Gulf of Mexico. (Oops bad example there.) While we're thinking of the blessings of sound, we should not ignore the value of its absence those delightful times when all is quiet and silence reigns. I have often referred to the joy I feel each time I press the "mute" button on my TV remote and thereby squelch a commercial break, a gaseous press conference, or the voice of a kitchen madonna telling me how to prepare a salad of chitlins and collard greens. One reason I love my cat Ellie is that she speaks gently and seldom. In contrast, my sweetheart Carolina Moon gladly puts up with her chihuahua Sparky. He pierces the Gulfport welkin a dozen times a day to warn the populace of a UPS delivery, a wandering front yard possum or a local octogenarian strolling down the street. Allow me to describe the terror and rejoicing that many, if not most, new parents may experience when their rst child comes home from the hospital. You are lled with a mix of love and trepidation. All goes well until one night you arise for your 3 a.m. check of the newborn baby and approach its crib. You lean over to listen and you hear nothing. Zero. Not a breath. Panic lls your heart and mind. But before you call 911 or your spouse, you lean farther into the crib, until your face almost touches your baby's mouth. Please God. Please God. And then you hear the steady faint breathing that was there all the time. Will you ever again hear such a joyful sound from such a tiny source? A couple of "sound" quotes to round this out. For romantics: "The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer." (Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.) For my journalist brethren and sistern: "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they y by." (Douglas Adams.) Bob DriverÂ’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.The White House doctor is downWASHINGTON When he ran for president, candidate Donald Trump promised to hire "the best people" and said he would look at potential cabinet members' "track record, great con dence, love of what they're doing, how they get along with people, references." In many ways, Dr. Ronny Jackson, Trump's choice to be the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, t Trump's list until the doctor pulled his name from consideration Thursday after enduring a torrent of ugly if unsubstantiated allegations, which he denied. Track record, love of the work and references? The rear admiral had worked his way up from serving as a combat trauma doctor to the White House physician. He clearly loved his work, and could boast of glowing praise from President Barack Obama, who wrote, "Ronny does a great job genuine enthusiasm, poised under pressure, incredible work ethic and follow-through. Ronny continues to inspire confidence with the care he provides to me, my family and my team. Continue to promote ahead of peers." Missing from Trump's requirements was an important distinction that his picks be qualified. That ought to top the list for a post that oversees the federal government's second largest department smaller only than the Department of Defense with more than 360,000 employees. In 2016, Trump didn't say he'd pick people just because he likes them but that seems to be the big motivator here. Trump liked Jackson. He especially liked the way Jackson had the White House press corps stammering and too quick to reject good news during a January press conference about the president's good health. Trump recognized Jackson's lack of experience during a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. "Now, I know there's an experience problem because of lack of experience," he said. But Thursday on "Fox and Friends," Trump suggested no one is quali ed for the job. "You could take the head of the biggest hospital corporation of the world, and it's peanuts compared to the VA," Trump said by phone. "So nobody has experience. You know it's a big monster." Of course, Jackson withdrew from consideration, not because he lacked CEO-type experience, but because of damaging stories about his handing out sleeping pills on foreign trips, alleged drunkenness on the job, including a car wreck, and a toxic management style. Jackson denied the allegations as "completely false and fabricated. If they had any merit, I would not have been selected, promoted and entrusted to serve in such a sensitive and important role as physician to three presidents over the past 12 years." Trump has argued that there was a campaign to smear Jackson, and there is reason to believe the doctor had enemies. A 2012 personnel assessment documented an intra-of ce rivalry between Jackson, then head of the White House Military Of ce, and the then-White House physician. News reports cited unprofessional behavior between the two of cers and low morale overall morale was rated as 2 on a scale of 1-10. A year later, after corrective actions that supported Jackson, the inspector general found that staff rated the unit considerably higher. The White House suggested the toxic work environment was all on the other guy. The same 2013 report also noted the perception among staff that Jackson "had blind ambitions to be the next physician to the president" and his actions were "purely politically driven for his self-advancement." Critics who believed Jackson had overstated Trump's health in January just found another talking point. Ditto those who believe Trump chose Jackson to head the VA because of the glowing health report delivered, as Brookings Institution senior fellow Kathryn Dunn Tenpas noted, with Trumpian "hyperbole." On a human level, the episode left a stain on the 23-year career of a one-time combat physician. "You can't blame the man the way he was getting beat up by anonymous sources and innuendo," said Joe Davis, communications director for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jackson's personnel assessments address the toxic work environment issue, but charges that he mixed work with alcohol and was loose with controlled substances need more explanation from the White House. If they are false, the White House should document these reports as irresponsible. The White House should respond, if not for Jackson, then as an act of self-protection. Jackson's example serves as a warning to highly quali ed people that Trump's opposition will go to great lengths to destroy them. Ergo, Tenpas argued, Trump cannot pick people mainly because he likes them and they passed an FBI check. He has to be more careful. He should find a VA head like his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, she said, who was " awless" in terms of his credentials. Hours after Jackson's announcement, the Senate con rmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Pompeo was a highly quali ed nominee of the Gorsuch mold, and still the White House had to exert muscle to wrangle Republican votes to push him over the hurdle. Note to the White House: Getting nominees through the Senate is not going to get easier, so up your game. Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ reviewjournal.com or 202-662-7391. 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Shi ett Phone: 727-397-5563 Debra Saunders John Deering is chief editorial cartoonist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state's largest newspaper. Winner of the National Press Foundation's 1997 Berryman Award, Deering also gained top honors in the 1994 national John Fischetti Cartoon Competition and was the seven-time winner of the Arkansas Press Association's Best Editorial Cartoonist award. Born in 1956 in Little Rock, Deering has been drawing since his childhood fascination with science ction and dinosaurs. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter and two sons, and live in Little Rock. He still draws dinosaurs. About the cartoonist Joe Henderson Primary solution was left on tableSupport animalsEditor: It's out of hand! The idea that people can take their pets anywhere and everywhere because they offer support is ludicrous. The situation on aircraft is the worst: people traveling with fake emotional support animals is a growing problem for ight attendants, frequent yers and people with disabilities who have service animals for medical reasons. Airlines are dealing with a growing number of injuries, confrontations and other problems resulting from these support animals. It's not only dogs and cats, but monkeys, parrots, iguanas, peacocks, kangaroos, snakes, turkeys, tortoises, rabbits, goats, wolves, hedgehog, and sheep. I've personally witnessed dogs biting, defecating and yapping. Signs have popped up in airports stating that all pets, except service animals, must be in carriers. It's become a ying zoo! We can thank HUD for allowing emotional support animals who do not need any specialized training and are there to purely give comfort and love. This is a case of government-guaranteed entitlements. What happened to common courtesy and common sense? When folks stepped forward with their peanut allergies, airlines stopped serving them on ights. What about those who are allergic to pet fur? For those who need emotional support I suggest learning meditation, taking medication or staying home. Lil Cromer Belleair
16A Outdoors Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018FWC discusses Gulf red snapper management; approves changes to tripletail, sheepshead managementAt the April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discussed Gulf red snapper management, including the 40-day Gulf recreational season. The season will run June 11 through July 20. The FWC also approved the creation of a Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program for 2018 and 2019. This program will enhance management efforts by requiring for-hire operations that target or harvest certain reef sh in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) to report their intention to harvest these species. To learn more about the 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater Fishing," "Recreational Regulations" and "Snappers." For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit but target reef fish in state waters will need to sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish State ForHire program before targeting any of the following species: red snapper, vermilion snapper, gag grouper, red grouper, black grouper, gray trigger sh, greater amberjack, lesser amberjack, banded rudder sh and almaco jack. This effort is part of a fishery-management pilot program also referred to as an Exempted Fishing Permit. The program allows the FWC to manage recreational red snapper harvest in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida in 2018 and 2019. In other business, the FWC approved several changes to the management of tripletail and sheepshead. All approved changes will go into effect July 1. Changes in tripletail management include: Increasing the minimum size limit from 15 to 18 inches total length. Extending all of the FWC's recreational and commercial regulations for this species into federal waters (including the new size limit). To learn more about tripletail regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on "Saltwater Fishing." Changes in sheepshead management include: Reducing the recreational bag limit from 15 to 8 sh per person, per day year-round. Creating a recreational vessel limit of 50 sh per vessel, per trip during March and April. Extending all of the FWC's recreational and commercial regulations for this species into federal waters (including the new bag and vessel limits). To learn more about sheepshead regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on "Saltwater Fishing." These proactive measures will help conserve both sheries for current and future generations. After listening to public comments and discussing the current and future management of goliath grouper in Florida at the April meeting, the FWC directed staff to continue current goliath grouper research and management, and develop a road map to direct future conservation efforts. They did not pursue a limited harvest.Greater amberjack season open in Gulf state waters The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters reopened to harvest May 1 and remain open through May 31. The season will reopen again Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Greater amberjack is overfished and undergoing over shing, and the season has closed increasingly early in recent years due to federal quotas being met or exceeded. This new season structure adopted at the meeting in December will optimize recreational shing opportunities in both the spring and fall while minimizing harvest during the spawning season, helping to rebuild the stock. For more information on greater amberjack including size and bag limits and other regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater Fishing," "Recreational Regulations" and "Amberjack."Photo courtesy of FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONThe 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters runs June 11 through July 20. Garden sproutsNight Bloomers to host presentationST. PETERSBURG The Night Bloomers Circle will host a presentation on mounting epiphytes and the basics of kokedama on Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m., at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg. The presenters will be Bill Schumacher and Franne Maturjczyk. Both award-winning presenters and have many years of experience in gardening and with rare and unusual plants. Plants and supplies will be sold after the presentation. Admission is free. Call 727-381-8920.Garden club to host fundraiserST. 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Outdoors 17A Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018from the auction will support the Garden Club of St. Petersburg and its charitable endeavors. Call 727-381-8920.Clearwater Garden Club to present MotherÂ’s Day plant saleCLEARWATER The Clearwater Garden Club will host its Mother's Day plant sale Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to noon, at 405 Seminole St., Clearwater. Gardening enthusiasts will nd a selection of hanging baskets, houseplants, annuals and herbs. All plants are reasonably priced and come from local gardens and gardeners. Knowledgeable folks will be on hand to answer questions and give advice. This event is a great way to get mom a special plant or basket of plants to enjoy for her special day and days afterwards. For more details about the plant sale and Clearwater Garden Club, visit www.clearwatergardenclub. org.Sunset Chapter to host hibiscus show, plant sale PINELLAS PARK The Sunset Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will host a tropical hibiscus show and plant sale Sunday, May 6, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is free. For information, visit sunsetchapter.org or call 727-251-0316.FBG Foundation to host garden tour eventLARGO The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation will host its third annual Day of Private & Public Garden Tours Sunday, May 6. Guided tours at Florida Botanical Gardens will begin at 10 a.m., and participating private gardens will open to visitors from noon until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www. bgfoundation.org/ events. For a third consecutive year, the natural beauty of Pinellas County will be in full bloom for nature lovers to see up close and personally. The annual event allows participants to experience the urban oasis of the Florida Botanical Gardens and then step beyond the garden gates into the beautiful gardens of Pinellas County homeowners. Participants will meet at the botanical gardens starting at 10 a.m. for guided tours, and then pick up a map to guide them to other participating sites from noon until 4 p.m. Participating homeowners will welcome visitors to enjoy beautiful and varied private gardens located in Largo, Belleair, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater and Palm Harbor. Participants are invited to drive to one or all of the private gardens and stroll at their leisure. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 on tour day or $20 for members of the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. Purchase tickets in advance online at www. bgfoundation.org/ events or at the Botanical Bounty Gift Shop located at the gardens. Funds raised from the tours will benefit the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. Wristbands and maps will be distributed at the Botanical Bounty Gift Shop until noon on the day of the event. Wristbands must be worn to participate in the tours. To submit gardening news, email editorial@TBNweekly.com. Submissions also may be faxed to 727-397-5900, dropped off at the office or mailed to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Please include contact information on all submissions. Announcements are printed as space allows. GARDEN SPROUTS, from page 16A The great outdoorsVolunteers sought for beauti cation projectST. PETERSBURG As part of the national Great American Cleanup, Keep Pinellas Beautiful, TREE Inc. and the city of St. Petersburg will join forces to help clean up and green up Clam Bayou Nature Preserve. Volunteers are needed to plant native trees and remove litter and invasive plants Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m., at the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve, at 34th Avenue South and 40th Street South in St. Petersburg. 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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.W eedon to host walkaboutST. PETERSBURG A Weedon Walkabout will be offered Thursday, May 3, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Participants will have an opportunity to hike through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the preserve and learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. A hat, closed-toe shoes and water are also recommended. The free program is best for ages 6 years and older. Advance registration is required. To register, visit www. weedonislandpreserve.eventbrite.com. For information, call 727-453-6500.City to celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day with Spring Eco FestTARPON SPRINGS The city of Tarpon Springs and its recreation division will celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day and its continued designation as a Tree City USA with proclamations presented by the mayor and commissioners. A special Spring Eco-Fest and tree giveaway event set for Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. City commissioners will present an Earth Day proclamation on April 17 and an Arbor Day proclamation on April 24 leading into Eco-Fest. This collaborative effort between the city of Tarpon Springs and Keep Pinellas Beautiful will feature an interactive and educational festival with various ecofriendly vendors. There will be a tree giveaway for city of Tarpon Springs residents while supplies last, with a limit of two per family. The event is free. Concessions will be available to purchase. For more information, visit TSRDonline.com or call 727-942-5628. WeÂ’re on your team! The Beacon 727-397-5563 MEROOK Elizabeth E. 91, of Largo, FL passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018. For service information, send condolences, or full obituary visit: www.MohnFuneralHome.comLAPLANTE Joseph Edward 69, of Largo, FL passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018. 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18A Community Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018IRB to host Hands Across SandINDIAN ROCKS BEACH A crowd will join hands forming a line across the sand in a local "Hands Across the Sand" gathering at noon on Saturday, May 19. The event will be on County Beach, across from Guppy's restaurant, 1701 Gulf Blvd. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Additional parking will be available at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St. This location has hosted "Hands Across the Sand" since 2010. It is one of hundreds of synchronized events globally to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable clean energy solutions.Good grades? Get a milkshake freeST. PETE BEACH Kids, got a perfect report card? A St. Pete Beach restaurant wants to reward you for all your hard work with a free milkshake. Boulevard Burgers & Tap House, 5905 Gulf Blvd., is making the offer to straight A students during the month of May with purchase of an entrÂŽe. The restaurant also has something for teachers. This month, Boulevard Burgers is featuring a new burger named "The Teacher's Pet," a half-pound of ground beef stacked with bacon, barbeque sauce, cheddar cheese and potato straws. The Boulevard is pet friendly and open seven days a week.Expo preps for hurricane seasonST. PETE BEACH A hurricane preparedness expo will be held Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Hosted by the St. Pete Beach Fire Rescue, the event will include a presentation by a meteorologist from Fox 13 television. Public agencies scheduled to be present include local, county and state emergency management departments, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce will give out information about the beach re-entry tag program and a mobile pet vaccine clinic will be held. Attendees can nd out what the city of St. Pete Beach and other agencies are doing to prepare for this year's hurricane season and sign up for free services available from the government and nonpro t agencies. Admission and parking are free. For information, call St. Pete Beach Fire Rescue, 727-363-9206.St. Pete Beach Library announces eventsST. PETE BEACH The following events are scheduled May 4 to 11 at the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave.: Friday, May 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Save Our Strays Cat Adoption ($60). Adoptable cats at the library; take one home. Monday, May 7, 11 a.m. Story Time Sing & Learn (ages 0-5). Start your toddlers on the road to reading and school readiness as they learn numbers, colors, and the alphabet through stories, music, and dance. Monday, May 7, 6 p.m. Mayor's Open Of ce. Offer concerns and questions to St. Pete Beach Mayor Alan Johnson on the eve of regularly scheduled City Commission meetings. 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Anyone interested in nding out more about the group is welcome to meet members and socialize over a drink or meal on Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m., at the Conch Republic Restaurant, 16699 Gulf Blvd., North Redington Beach. For more information visit the group's website, www. ff-fs.org.Yoga, exercise classes set in Redington ShoresREDINGTON SHORES Simple yoga and Jazzercise classes are available from certified sport yoga and Jazzercise instructor Eileen Arsenault in the Redington Shores Town Hall and Treasure Island City Hall auditorium. Classes do not require any previous experience in yoga. Emphasis is on easy moves to increase exibility, strength and range of motion. Jazzercise classes combine targeted strength building and cardio-dance. All classes are moderately priced and offered at various times during the week. For information, email eileen. email@example.com or call 727481-4995. 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Events Â Movies Â Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, May 3, 2018 Â Visit www.TBNweekly.comÂ Â“Curtains,Â” with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by Peter Stone and additional material by Rupert Holmes; May 3-20, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. This Broadway musical mystery features a dazzling musical score by the legendary team Kander and Ebb. Â“CurtainsÂ” was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book & Best Original Score. The chief sleuth, Lieutenant Frank Ciof with a secret af nity for musical theater, investigates the murder of a Broadway-bound theater companyÂ’s tremendously untalented star on opening night. Â Whitney James and James Suggs, Friday, May 4, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 the day of the show. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. Vocalist extraordinaire Whitney James and sublime jazz trumpeter James Suggs return by popular demand, reprising their dazzling 2017 Side Door performance. The duo will perform songs suggested by prior audience requests. James and James will be joined by the one and only La Lucha Â– John OÂ’Leary on piano, Alejandro Arenas on bass and Mark Feinman on drums. Â Lynyrd Skynyrd, Saturday, May 5, 6 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $15. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. The Southern rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certi ed Â“Sweet Home AlabamaÂ” and self-proclaimed signature song Â“Free Bird,Â” that Rolling Stone said was Â“easily the most requested live song in existence.Â” With more than 30 million units sold over their career, the band has become a cultural icon that has spanned ve decades. With everlasting hits such as Â“Simple Man,Â” Â“Gimme Three Steps,Â” Â“WhatÂ’s Your Name,Â” Â“Call Me The Breeze,Â” Â“You Got that Right,Â” and more, Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time. Â Next Generation BalletÂ’s Â“Cinderella,Â” Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $25. For performance times and tickets, call 813-229-7827 or visit strazcenter. org. Under the direction of Philip Neal, NGB artistic director and Patel Conservatory dance chair, jubilant music by Sergei Proko ev sweeps this magical ballet along at a brisk, joyous pace, as the renowned Cinderella characters demonstrate the beloved tale through expressive dance. Audiences will delight in CinderellaÂ’s race-to-midnight, as her fate hangs in the balance by one very powerful glass slipper. Â Kris Kristofferson, Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $40. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Kristofferson is famed as a solo artist and as part of the country super-group The Highwaymen, which also included Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. His songs have been covered by Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash and many others. He has worked as an actor in Â“A Star Is BornÂ” and the Blade movies. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. His catalog of music includes the hit songs such as Â“Help Me Make It Through the Night,Â” Â“Me And Bobby McGee,Â” Â“Sunday MorninÂ’ Coming Down,Â” Â“Loving Her Was Easier Than Anything IÂ’ll Ever Do AgainÂ” and Â“The Taker.Â” Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of METRO GOLDWYN MAYER PICTURES/PANTELION FILMSAnna Faris stars as Kate and Eugenio Derbez as Leonardo in Â“Overboard.Â” Opening this weekend Eugenio Derbez goes Â‘OverboardÂ’ for Anna Faris; Charlize Theron stars in Â‘TullyÂ’ 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‘OverboardÂ’Genre: Comedy and romance Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and John Hannah Director: Rob Greenberg Rated: PG-13 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Pantelion Films presents Â“Overboard,Â” a fresh take on the iconic romantic comedy. In a splashy new twist, Â“OverboardÂ” focuses on Leonardo (Derbez), a sel sh, spoiled, rich playboy from MexicoÂ’s richest family and Kate (Faris), a working class single mom of three hired to clean LeonardoÂ’s luxury yacht. After unjustly ring Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work Â– for the rst time in his life. At rst miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new Â“familyÂ” and co-workers. But, with LeonardoÂ’s billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo nally put the clues together and leave them for good? Â‘TullyÂ’Genre: Comedy Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston Director: Jason Reitman Rated: R Â“TullyÂ” is a new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. Marlo (Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at rst, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Davis). Photo by KIMBERLY FRENCH/FOCUS FEATURESCharlize Theron stars as Marlo in Jason ReitmanÂ’s Â“Tully,Â” a Focus Features release.Photo by MARINA CHAVEZ/INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MANAGEMENTCapitol Theatre welcomes country music legend Kris Kristofferson May 5. 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018Eight OÂ’Clock Theatre brings Â‘Jekyll & HydeÂ’ to the stageLARGO Â– Eight OÂ’Clock Theatre will present Â“Jekyll & Hyde the Musical,Â” running May 11-20, at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $28.50 for adults and $13.50 for students. Visit LargoArts. com or call 727-587-6793. Based on Robert Louis StevensonÂ’s classic thriller, Â“Jekyll & HydeÂ” is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horri cally awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing fatherÂ’s mental illness by separating Â“goodÂ” from Â“evilÂ” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his ance Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute, Lucy, nds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to nd a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind. Eight OÂ’Clock theatre boasts a cast of vocal powerhouses, live orchestra, and award-winning set and lighting design. freeFall Theatre to stage E.M. ForsterÂ’s Â‘The Machine StopsÂ’ST. PETERSBURG Â– freeFall Theatre Company will present its world-premiere production of E.M. ForsterÂ’s Â“The Machine Stops,Â” adapted for the stage and directed by Eric Davis, freeFallÂ’s artistic director. The thought-provoking new production will open Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., at freeFall Theatre Company, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The production will run through May 27. For performance times and to purchase tickets, call 727-498-5205 or visit freefalltheatre.com. Penned in 1909, E.M. ForsterÂ’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, ForsterÂ’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the Internet, text messaging, and social media. The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave oneÂ’s room. Vashti is content, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he nds there will change him forever. This important early scimasterpiece is seen as the forebear to such works as Â“LoganÂ’s RunÂ” and George OrwellÂ’s Â“1984.Â” Â“The Machine StopsÂ” stars freeFall favorite Ann Morrison and Rob Glauz. The play also features Megan Morgan and Adam Kezele.WCP to present staged reading of Â‘FreudÂ’s Last SessionÂ’CLEARWATER Â– West Coast Players will present a staged reading of Â“FreudÂ’s Last SessionÂ” Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m., at the West Coast Players theater, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Tickets are $6. For tickets and information, call 727-437-2363 or email boxof firstname.lastname@example.org. This production will be directed by Mary Kay Cyrus, with Richard Coppinger as Sigmund Freud and Mark William Myers as C.S. Lewis. Written by Mark St. Germain, Â“FreudÂ’s Last SessionÂ” centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. Â“FreudÂ’s Last SessionÂ” is a deeply touching play lled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.Studio@620 to host book launch, Bernstein celebrationST. PETERSBURG Â– A book launch and musical tribute event will take place Thursday, May 22, 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The event will celebrate the launch of Â“On the Road & off the Record with Leonard BernsteinÂ” by Charlie Harmon. As part of the book launch, there will be a musical tribute event celebrating the Leonard Bernstein Centenary on May 22, 2018. Admission will be by donation. Joining the author will be local musical talents presenting an evening of music and memories. The event supports the launch of the book as part of the Worldwide Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard BernsteinÂ’s birth. Harmon, personal assistant to Bernstein and former music editor for his estate, chronicles in his memoir the adventure of working for the maestro during the last nine years of his life. The event will include readings by the author and Bob Devin Jones as well as favorite Bernstein compositions performed by pianists Paul Wilborn and Dale Williams. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. For information, visit www.studio620.org or call 727-895-6620.Reception planned for group exhibitionST. PETERSBURG Â– An opening reception for Â“Known Unknowns,Â” a group exhibition focused on contemporary representational painting featuring artwork from ve emerging local artists, will take place Saturday, May 12, 5 to 9 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The reception is free and open to the public. Â“Known UnknownsÂ” will showcase the work of Eric Ondina, Jake Troyli, Rachel Underwood, Carola Miles and Christopher Evans. The exhibition will reveal how these local artists use color, wit, exaggeration and metaphor in their work as a way to express and explore emotions, relationships, and societal criticisms. The exhibit will continue through May 26. For gallery hours or to make an appointment, call 727-895-6620. Visit www.studio620.org for more information.South Pasadena Community Band to performSOUTH PASADENA Â– The South Pasadena Community Band will close the season with a concert of the bandÂ’s favorites on Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., in Hibiscus Hall at the South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South Pasadena. The program will be composed of all styles of enjoyable music including highlights from Glenn Miller, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cole Porter along with a few marches. These particular pieces were selected by the band members as being some of their favorites. Next Generation Ballet, Patel Conservatory to stage Â‘CinderellaÂ’TAMPA Â– The award-winning dancers of Next Generation Ballet will join Patel Conservatory ballet dancers to present Â“CinderellaÂ” Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $25. For performance times and tickets, call 813-229-7827 or visit strazcenter.org. Under the direction of Philip Neal, NGB artistic director and Patel Conservatory dance chair, jubilant music by Sergei Proko ev sweeps this magical ballet along at a brisk, joyous pace, as the renowned Cinderella characters demonstrate the beloved tale through expressive dance. Audiences will delight in CinderellaÂ’s race-to-midnight, as her fate hangs in the balance by one very powerful glass slipper. Â“CinderellaÂ” was composed in the 1940s, with the premiere being in 1945 at the Bolshoi Theatre. The NGB version was choreographed by Peter Stark, former NGB artistic director, who focused on the studentsÂ’ unique talents and on bringing the story into focus. The large-scale revival of this production includes nearly all of the Patel Conservatory ballet students and the 43 NGB trainees. Beautiful sets and costumes complete this magical production. Funded in part by Joseph and Teresa Kadow, the Saturday matinee performance will be live-streamed to the local childrenÂ’s hospitals, sponsored by Protect U Guard. For more information about the Patel Conservatory, call 813-222-1040 or visit www.patelconservatory.org. The accredited Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz CenterÂ’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 70,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community. 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ItÂ’s hard to devote your full attention to each task when youÂ’re juggling so much at once.CancerJune 22 Â– July 22Cancer, it is good to have a sense of humor, and you may need a little extra patience at work this week. When times get tough, surround yourself with lighthearted people. LeoJuly 23 Â– August 22Leo, you may have to take someoneÂ’s word on something or put your ultimate trust in an individual this week. It may be challenging, but let down your guard.VirgoAugust 23 Â– September 22You need to nd rm footing in your career, Virgo; otherwise, you may suffer from lack of direction. Start putting out feelers and begin networking.LibraSeptember 23 Â– October 22DonÂ’t underestimate your abilities, Libra. As a general people-pleaser, you have the ability to smooth over many situations with a calming word. ScorpioOctober 23 Â– November 21ItÂ’s in your nature to want to get to the root of every problem and nd out the answers to all the puzzles, Scorpio. 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Entertainment 3B Seminole Beacon, May 3, 2018If nothing else, Â“Avengers: In nity WarÂ” answers the question Â“How many superheroes can you cram into one big-budget smackdown?Â” The answer: Â“A bunch.Â” As far as to whether or not the lmmakers can make such a lm attractive to the general masses Â… apparently they can. Box Of ce Mojo reports that Â“Avengers: In nity WarÂ” shattered records in its opening weekend, taking in $250 million domestically. Worldwide grosses topped $630 million. That suggests that the crowds lling movie theaters are not limited to the loyal members of fandom that faithfully attend comic book conventions. Stan Lee, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, has long referred to devoted Marvel fans as Â“true believers.Â” This weekend, those long-time enthusiasts were joined by throngs of recent converts. Â“Avengers: In nity WarÂ” drew legions of devotees, old and new, to the box of ce. For the most part, the lm lives up to the hype. Warning for those who have not seen the movie: Read on at your own peril. Though I do not intend to reveal speci c plot points, I canÂ’t guarantee a spoiler-free review. As Â“Avengers: In nity WarÂ” opens in the post Civil War environment, the worldÂ’s greatest superhero squad Â– its membership still evolving Â– are still committed to protecting the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle. These guys arenÂ’t interested in street-level delinquents and wannabe megalomaniacs (such as MODOK, Baron Helmut Zemo, Klaw, Leader, Mandarin, etc.). They were the special-ops task force called upon when planet-killing enemies threaten humanity. Enter Thanos. Actually, Thanos rst appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe six years ago as the architect of LokiÂ’s nefarious endeavors. The planners and plotters of the MCU have masterfully woven the threads of ThanosÂ’ story throughout the individual movies, showing him manipulating events in his quest to collect all six Innity Stones. It is clear that Thanos intends to use the In nity Stones to do something momentous and universe-changing. And so, the Avengers assemble to face this threat. They are joined by an array of other superheroes, including the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man. Sound like a big showdown? It is. In fact, itÂ’s showdown after showdown after showdown. Â“Avengers: In nity WarÂ” is audaciously larger-than-life, lled with over-the-top battle sequences, relentless action and strong performances. With multiple story threads, this ultimate superhero team crossover incorporates some of the darkest themes of the MCU to date. Even so, MarvelÂ’s distinctive humor is mercifully prevalent, providing much-needed levity that helps offset the more ominous, bleak ideology behind ThanosÂ’ machinations. Visually, it is a mind-blowing spectacle. In terms of the prevailing storylines that converge in Avengers: In nity War,Â” it is as close as you can get to Shakespearian from material that originated in the pages of mid-20th century comic books. Its tragedies are moving. Its sense of nality is shocking. And yet Â… Â“Avengers: In nity War,Â” though outstanding, is not the end of this story. Its cliffhanger ending is a mix of hope and sorrow. For now, audiences can only speculate how the next lm will resolve all the unanswered questions. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the lm does offer some clues that will fuel that speculation. The sequel is set to be released on May 3, 2019. It is reportedly the nal Phase Three lm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additional lms are planned, but the MCU landscape will likely be quite different moving forward. Here are four reasons Â“Avengers: Infinity War,Â” though not the best lm in the MCU to date, is such an impressive achievement. 1. Thanos Â– Brilliantly depicted by Josh Brolin, this is not your run-of-the-mill bad guy. The guy has serious issues with the nature of the universe. He desires power, but for the usual reasons. Brolin manages to portray both his madness and his pain. 2. Thor Â– Chris Hemsworth has been playing this character since 2011Â’s Â“Thor.Â” It was in 2017Â’s Â“Thor: RagnarokÂ” that the AsgardianÂ’s quirky humor reached its maturity. In Â“Avengers: In nity War,Â” his wit and sarcasm help relieve the tension without undermining the urgency of the overall con ict. 3. Crossover teams Â– Marvel comic book fans have always loved unusual mashups. Some Bronze Age titles capitalized on this paradigm. Each issue of Â“Marvel Team-UpÂ” paired Spider-Man with a different character. Â“Marvel Two-in-OneÂ” did the same with Fantastic Four member The Thing. In Â“Avengers: In nity War,Â” audiences get to see some new superhero pairings, including Iron Man and Doctor Strange tag-teaming some of ThanosÂ’ minions. 4. The juggling Russos Â– As directors, Anthony and Joe Russo juggled dozens of characters in a massive ensemble cast, multiple storylines and long-established story threads dating back 10 years on lm (and much longer in comic books) with remarkable skill. Considering the frequent scene shifts, the Russos managed to give voice to all of the characters who needed to be heard. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly.com. Reel TimeLee Clark Zumpe Movie reviewÂ‘Avengers: In nity WarÂ’ begins the nale for the rst three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Photo courtesy of MARVEL STUDIOSChris Hemsworth stars as Thor and Bradley Cooper voices Rocket in Â“Avengers: In nity War.Â” Photo courtesy of MARVEL STUDIOSJosh Brolin stars as Thanos, a powerful Titan who seeks to possess all of the In nity Stones.This free concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. This all-volunteer band enjoys performing for the community. Those interested in joining the band for the next season may visit www.southpasadenaband.com or call 727-398-9639.Suncoast Jazz Festival setCLEARWATER Â– The annual Suncoast Jazz Festival will take place Nov. 16-18, 2018, on Clearwater Beach. The festival spans ve simultaneous indoor venues and ballrooms between the Sheraton Sand Key and Marriott Sand Key, where bands rotate hourly through the day and night. Dedicated Jolley Trolley lines allow attendees to freely ride from one property to another to hear the various entertainers throughout the three-day festival weekend. The festival will present over 20 bands and guest artists from both Tampa Bay and nationally. The majority of the regular festival attendees and sponsors are drawn from around United States, Canada and international locations. A grant from the city of Clearwater has made it possible to extend jazz festivities for the public all week long around the city of Clearwater. Dance oors are available near the musicians for dancers who enjoy their music doing the Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing. On Friday night, one ballroom has a larger swing dance oor for the Swing Dance Party from 7 p.m. to midnight, which begins with an hour of instruction by the Swing Time Dancers. Festival bands are highly entertaining spanning traditional jazz, big band, swing, zydeco, banjos, rockabilly and more. Youth bands from area high schools will also perform in accordance with our support of area youth musicians. As a 501(c)3 organization, the festival provides substantial scholarships and educational events bene ting young musicians in our community. Daily tickets are on sale now starting at $40. Three-day tickets are $125. Student tickets are available for $10. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.suncoastjazzfestival.com or call 727-248-9441.Call for artistsGuardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay in collaboration with Galleries on The Go and Safety Harbor-based CPA Franklin Clark Inc. will present a curated art show to support the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay. The event will be launched on the third Friday of September in the city of Safety Harbor and will be curated by GOTG. Selected artists will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their art on site from Friday, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 28, at Franklin Clark Inc. in Safety Harbor. Artists wanting to participate are to submit their portfolio with a cover letter/email for review no later than June 15, 2018, at noon. Artists are required to clearly identify art which they will want to showcase and art they will submit for silent auction. To submit an entry, email email@example.com. All funds raised by this unique art show will go towards Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay ChildrenÂ’s Needs Program. Â“Our ChildrenÂ’s Needs Program allows Guardians ad Litem to submit requests to provide for the real needs of abused and neglected children, whether that is emergency clothing, tutoring or a new bike,Â” said Amy Foster, executive director of the foundation. GOTG is about connecting the local artist with an audience in a meaningful way. GOTG curates, delivers, installs, promotes, and sells local ne art. Based in Tampa Bay, GOTG is rede ning the experience of buying and selling art by making it easy, convenient for both collectors and artists. 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EOE/ADA CDL DRIVER Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Applicants for a Part Time Driver. Must Have a CDL License in Good Standing. Drivers Transport our Resident To and From Doctor Appointments; Banking; Shopping and Scheduled Activity Trips. Candidates Must Follow Company Guidelines Regarding Resident and Vehicle Safety. Part Time Various Hours Including Some Weekends and Holidays. Please Send Resumes to: Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. LPN Brookdale Pinecrest is Seeking LPNs to Work Within our Upscale Retirement Community Â– 1 FULLTIME POSITION 2PM-10PM, AND PART TIME-WEEKENDS. Candidates Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Caring, Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of our Residents. Position Requires Level I & Level II Background Checks; EOE; Drug-Free Workplace. Please Apply in Person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo, FL, 33770 or Submit Resume to Margaret.email@example.com CNA's & HHA's Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking CNAÂ’s and HHAÂ’s to work in Personalized Living within our upscale retirement community. The position requires candidates to assist residents with daily living activities based on their individualized plan of care. Job duties could include; escorting residents to doctor appointments, provide medicine reminders, dog walking, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, visitors and members of health care team; possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid CNA license or 75 hour HHA certi cation. HHAÂ’s must have Certi ed CPR Training. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL 33770. RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATES Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking Resident Care Associates (RCAÂ’s) to care for our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Candidates should have previous experience caring for seniors and a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. CNA or HHA certi cations are a plus. Multiple positions available; PT, 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM; including every other weekend and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW; Largo FL 33770. SERVERS Brookdale Pinecrest is looking for Â“matureÂ” candidates to work in our upscale Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care dining rooms. Candidates must be able to provide quick, ef cient and pleasant delivery of food to our residents and guests, while ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo FL 33770. COOKS We are currently looking for a Cook to assist in preparing daily meals for our residents. Previous cooking in a large, upscale community or restaurant setting is required. We are hoping for a creative, organized and responsible candidate to cook various menu items for our 450+ residents. Individual must adhere to proper Kitchen safety and sanitation standards. Also, must be able to follow recipes and ensure proper preparation, portions and quality. Position Available: Full Time & Part Time; various shifts; vacation, holiday and special event coverage. All Positions Require: Drug Screen, Level I Background Check, Level II Background Check for AHCA, PreEmployment Physical & TB Test. Send resumes to Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person at 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo FL 33770. 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It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.Â‘Racer and the JailbirdÂ’Genre: Thriller and romance Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts and Adle Exarchopoulos Director: Michael R. Roskam Rated: R When gangster Gino (Schoenaerts) meets fearless racing driver Bndicte (Exarchopoulos), itÂ’s love at rst sight Â– passionate, unconditional, ery. But Gino hides a secret, one that can endanger his own life and the lives of those around him. Gino and Bndicte are forced to ght against fate, reason, and their own weaknesses to save their love. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly. com.TAMPA Â– Formed in the Sunshine State back in the 1960s, Lynyrd Skynyrd has seen a career in the music industry that has spanned a half a century and produced more than 60 albums. Now, these Southern rock icons are embarking on the bandÂ’s nal sortie, taking to the road one last time for the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The tour will kick off Friday, May 4, at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach before heading to the Tampa Bay area for a performance Saturday, May 5, 6 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $15. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. The tour will cross the country throughout the summer over Fridays and Saturdays to give fans one last memorable night of classic American rock and roll. Â“ItÂ’s hard to imagine, after all these years, the band that Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and myself started back in Jacksonville, would resonate for this long and to so many generations of fans. IÂ’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many,Â” said Gary Rossington in a press release. Rossington is an original and founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Â“WeÂ’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans,Â” said Johnny Van Zant. Â“ItÂ’s been a true honor to try and ll in my brotherÂ’s footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit alive.Â” In addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, the May 5 concert in Tampa also will feature performances by Jimmie Vaughan, Blackfoot and Bobby Lee Rodgers. The tour derives its name from Â“The Last of the Street Survivors,Â” Lynyrd SkynyrdÂ’s new song, as well as the bandÂ’s fth studio album Street Survivors that is certified multi-Platinum by the RIAA and includes the Platinum-certi ed single, Â“WhatÂ’s Your Name.Â” The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour marks a big moment for the three generation of fans, as the band has been consistently touring since it took a decade off in 1977. The iconic group is widely known for their live performances that usually include their beloved, elongated version of Â“Free Bird,Â” most often played at the end of their set, and their live albums including their multi-Platinum certi ed Â“One More from the Road.Â” The Southern rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified Â“Sweet Home AlabamaÂ” and self-proclaimed signature song Â“Free Bird,Â” that Rolling Stone said was Â“easily the most requested live song in existence.Â” With more than 30 million units sold over their career, the band has become a cultural icon that has spanned five decades. With everlasting hits such as Â“Simple Man,Â” Â“Gimme Three Steps,Â” Â“WhatÂ’s Your Name,Â” Â“Call Me The Breeze,Â” Â“You Got that Right,Â” and more, Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time. Original members Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, and Larry Junstrom formed the band in 1964. Originally known as My Backyard, the band changed to its famous name in the early 1970s, and became popular in the Jacksonville area, where the original members lived. They signed with Sounds of the South Records in 1972, and released their self-titled disc the following year. The album that featured Â“Free Bird,Â” arguably the most-recognized single in the Southern rock genre, has sold more than 2 million units since its release. Later down the road the band recorded iconic tracks Â“Sweet Home AlabamaÂ” and Â“WhatÂ’s Your Name.Â” The bandÂ’s story took a tragic turn in October 1977 when a plane crash took the lives of Van Zant, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and several members of the bandÂ’s road crew. The band took a decade-long hiatus before reuniting for a tour and live album, Â“Southern by the Grace of God.Â” Since then, the band has toured and recorded extensively, with their most recent release being Â“Last of a DyinÂ’ Breed.Â” The bandÂ’s current lineup includes original member Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark Â“SparkyÂ” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.Lynyrd SkynyrdSouthern rock icons say goodbye to lifelong fans with Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Photo courtesy of PATRICIA KOO PHOTOGRAPHYLynyrd Skynyrd takes the stage May 5 at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre as part of the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.Capitol to present Kris Kristofferson May 5CLEARWATER Â– Multiple Grammy Award winner Kris Kristofferson will perform Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $40. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. After struggling in Music City for several years, Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs Â“Me and Bobby McGee,Â” Â“Help Me Make It Through the Night,Â” Â“Sunday Morning Coming DownÂ” and Â“For the Good Times,Â” all chart-topping hits, helped rede ne country songwriting. By 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded KristoffersonÂ’s compositions. His renown as a songwriter triggered KristoffersonÂ’s successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his ourishing career as a lm actor. Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 lms. In 1977, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in Â“A Star Is Born.Â” HeÂ’s appeared in cult favorites including the Blade trilogy, Â“Lone Star,Â” Â“A SoldierÂ’s Daughter Never Cries,Â” Â“Alice DoesnÂ’t Live Here Anymore,Â” Â“Blume In Love,Â” Â“Cisco PikeÂ” and Â“Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.Â” Recent lms include Â“Fast Food Nation,Â” Â“Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story,Â” Â“The Jacket,Â” Â“Silver City,Â” Â“HeÂ’s Just Not That in to YouÂ” and Â“Dolphin Tale.Â” Many would have hung their hat by now. Instead, Kristofferson barely has paused for breath. HeÂ’s released several recent high watermarks including the increasingly intimate Â“A Moment of ForeverÂ” (1995), Â“The Austin SessionsÂ” (1999) and Â“This Old RoadÂ” (2006) and he produced some of his nest work with the deeply personal Â“Closer to the BoneÂ” (2009) and Â“Feeling MortalÂ” (2013). Kristofferson has reached living legend status, but that hasnÂ’t changed or hindered his creativity. His current CD, Â“The Cedar Creek Sessions,Â” was recorded live at AustinÂ’s Cedar Creek Recording Studio in June 2014. Released in time for KristoffersonÂ’s 80th birthday in 2016, the double-CD set is a snapshot of the legendary songwriter in the twilight of his life. In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame and was honored with the American VeteranÂ’s AssociationÂ’s Veteran of the Year Award in 2002. In 2007, Kristofferson was honored with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award from Country Music Television and in 2009 BMI lauded Kristofferson with the Icon Award. He received the Frances Preston Music Industry Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation in March 2012. In 2014, Kristofferson was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREKris Kristofferson makes a stop in Clearwater to play Capitol Theatre May 5. 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