By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE Â– Though she hasnÂ’t lived in the city for several years, Barbara Dandro Â– writing under the pen name B.J. Dandro Â– decided to set her debut murder mystery novel, Â“Banking on Deceit,Â” in Seminole. ItÂ’s the perfect setting for such a tale, said the Lutz resident. Â“ItÂ’s a nice, calm, little community,Â” she said. Â“Who knew that something like this would happen there?Â” For decades, Dandro lived in the greater Seminole area, particularly the Bardmoor area. She was also a member of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake. She earned a degree in creative writing from the University of South Florida, and went on to work for the St. Petersburg Times (now called the Tampa Bay Times) in retail advertising and also writing news features. She went on to open her own advertising agency and teach at DeVry University. Currently, she works in real estate. At heart, she was always a writer, though. And she always loved mysteries, from the Nancy Drew book series to the Â“Murder She WroteÂ” television show. Then, about five years ago, the seed for the plot to Â“Banking on DeceitÂ” was planted when a snafu at DandroÂ’s bank led to her safe deposit key not being rekeyed. She said, Â“I thought, isnÂ’t this interesting that something like this could happen, and maybe you can pull something diabolical out of it.Â” She created the character Toni Jasper, a former newspaper employee who started her own ad agency, loosely based on herself. Jasper nds herself involved in the investigation of a bank robbery and murder when she begins looking into what happened to a client and friend. Â“She takes the initiative even though the detective doesnÂ’t really want her interfering,Â” Dandro said. Â“SheÂ’s kind of a persistent, curious woman, and she feels like she has to be the hero and help everybody out.Â” Seminole residents might recognize local landmarks, including the Seminole Community Library and City Hall, as well as Seminole City Center. Â“I try to have some basis of reality with ctional elements,Â” Dandro said. For more information, visit bjdandro.com. Â“Banking on DeceitÂ” can be purchased on Amazon. Volume 40, No. 12 May 24, 2018 www.TBNweekly.com By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersMonday morning the news spread quickly and people reacted with sadness and praise. Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni died Sunday night after spending 25 years in public service. Morroni, 63, had been ghting cancer since April at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Â“John Morroni was a dedicated public servant with a passion for our community,Â” Commission Chair Ken Welch said on his Facebook page. Â“Our hearts are saddened by his passing, but we are eternally grateful for his leadership and his vision for Pinellas. He has run his race and at peace with the Lord. His wife, Eileen, and son, Mike, are in our thoughts and prayers.Â” Morroni, a 10-year cancer survivor, did battle with the deadly disease four times and won all but the last one, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. His Facebook page quickly filled with comments May 21 as family, friends, neighbors, elected officials and constituents expressed their feelings about his death. Â“John Morroni was a joy to know. He had such joy in life and put that joy to work for all of us as a neighbor, friend, county commissioner and state representative. Always gracious and giving, he was an example of the best we can be. My heart goes out to his family at this sad time. RIP, John. You fought hard and well, and IÂ’m so grateful to have known you,Â” shared Billie Noakes, who had posted her message on the Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Chamber of CommerceÂ’s Facebook page. Morroni was a resident of Treasure Island. He also lived for many years in the Feather Sound community. His public service goes back to 1992 when he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he served until Saying goodbye to MorroniPinellas County mourns passing of long-time commissioner John Morroni John Morroni See MORRONI, page 4A VIEWPOINTS Bob DriverYou never know what you get with the New Yorker. ... Page 11A. 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She also earned the AP Scholar Award with honors while tutoring students after hours and volunteering for middle and high school weekend retreats. Rebecca is also a youth coordinator with the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and volunteers at Girl Scout camp. A member of numerous honor societies, she plans to attend Florida State University in the fall. The club also honored Joyclyn Brown as the Turn-Around Student of the Year for her marked academic imp rovement from 2017 to this year. Pictured from left, Rotarian Glenn Stamm, Rebecca David, Joyclyn Brown and Osceola Principal Michael Bohnet. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE Â– In 2015, Lake Seminole SquareÂ’s resident program manager Donna MacKenzie launched a walking club for those who called the assisted living community home. The group of nearly 20 walkers would meet daily at 9 a.m. to walk around the facilities. As schedules con icted and their lives got busier, Â“it became too challenging for everybody to walk together at the same time,Â” MacKenzie said. So rather than disbanding, the group got creative. Members decided to walk on their own time and meet monthly to talk about their experiences. To further bond the group, which would no longer meet daily, they decided to combine the miles they walked each month to walk towards a speci c destination. The new version of the club began Nov. 1, 2016 with members tallying their monthly miles towards a destination of Laguna Beach, California Â– 2,474 miles from Seminole. The group Â“arrivedÂ” in Laguna Beach March 6, 2017. Once they reached their original destination, the group wanted to keep going. So, they decided to keep walking north, this time with the goal of reaching Anchorage, Alaska. This trek totaled 3,599 miles, which the group completed by July of 2017. From there, the group set a new destination, Toronto, which was 4,168 miles from Anchorage. They reached Toronto Feb. 25 Walking clubLake Seminole Square residents Â‘walkÂ’ across North AmericaAuthor pens murder mystery set in SeminolePhoto by TIFFANY RAZZANOBarbara Dandro, writing as B.J. Dandro, recently published her rst novel, "Banking on Deceit," which is set in Seminole. At the box of ceÂ“Solo: A Star Wars Story,Â” starring Alden Ehrenreich and Joonas Suotamo, to open this week. Other movies hitting theaters include Â“How to Talk to Girls at PartiesÂ” and Â“Future World.Â”... Page 1B. SEMINOLE Kids Appreciation Day set for May 24The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host its 39th annual Kids Appreciation Day Thursday, May 24, 3 to 5 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road.... 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Seminole 3A Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 Around SeminoleChamber to host monthly breakfastSEMINOLE Â– The Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suite 1, will host its monthly breakfast Wednesday, May 23, 8 to 9 a.m. This monthÂ’s presentation is called Â“Marketing Effectively with Your Business Card.Â”Chamber presents annual Kids Appreciation DaySEMINOLE Â– The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host its 39th annual Kids Appreciation Day Thursday, May 24, 3 to 5 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. All kindergarten through fifth grade students are invited to celebrate the last day of school at this free event The chamber, along with the help of community and civic groups, and local businesses, will provide children attending with free food, drinks, games, prizes, bicycle (and other toy) giveaways, entertainment, music and more. For more information, call 727392-3245.Historical Society t o host guest speakerSEMINOLE Â– Forward PinellasÂ’ Chelsea Favero will speak at the next Seminole Historical Society meeting, Wednesday, May 23, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Historical Society Museum in Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Favero will discuss transportation within Pinellas County, taking a look at the long-range transportation plans currently in place. SheÂ’ll also explain how planners monitor traf c patterns to determine future needs. Her presentation also will include a list of improvements slated for the Pinellas Trail and information about the Transportation Disadvantaged Program. For more information, call 727-399-0587 or email info@ seminolehistoricalsociety.org. USEM welcomes speakers from Historical SocietySEMINOLE Â– Members of the Seminole Historical Society will speak at the next USEM Community Association meeting Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m., at Lake Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. SHS members will provide information and a video about how the Seminole area got to where it is today and the families that helped create the city. This event is free and open to the public. Call 727-392-3082 for more information.Meet-up with the Mayor setSEMINOLE Â– Mayor Leslie Waters will be at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Wednesday, May 30, 4 to 5 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to stop by to speak with the mayor on issues important to Seminole residents. For more information, call 727391-0204 ext. 102.Purse auction fundraiser setSEMINOLE Â– The GFWC Seminole Junior WomanÂ’s Club will host its fourth annual purse auction Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m., at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Admission to this event, which is open to the public, is free. Cash and checks will be accepted for purses purchased at the auction. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Money raised during this live auction of new and gently used purses will help support the SJWCÂ’s Â“Share Our SpiritÂ” food drive, items for local veterans and other community endeavors. The SJWC is collecting gently used purses from community members for the event. Email GFWCSeminole@gmail. com or call 727-251-1037 if you have a donation. Visit the groupÂ’s Facebook page at www.facebook. com/seminolejuniors. SHS to offer summer basketball campSEMINOLE Â– Seminole High SchoolÂ’s boysÂ’ 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.Walk with a Doc setSEMINOLE Â– Dr. John Norris, a local cardiologist, will host Walk with a Doc on Saturday, June 9, 3 p.m., beginning at Shelter 5 in Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave., Seminole. This is a free event to promote walking as a healthy lifestyle. For information, call 727-587-6999. Seminole Chiefs seeks sponsorsSEMINOLE Â– The Seminole Chiefs Youth Football and Cheerleading Association, a not-forpro t organization, is seeking both individual and business sponsors for the 2018 season. Each year, the Chiefs register more than 200 children, ages 4 to 14, in the Seminole area. They also host six home games per season that draw more than 400 athletes as well as their family, friends and fans. Joining the Chiefs family of sponsors gives businesses the opportunity for exposure within the Seminole community, not only on the eld, but also on the associationÂ’s website, social media outlets and team app program. For more information, visit seminolechiefs.infoFriends of the Seminole Library Shoppe hoursSEMINOLE Â– The Friends of the Seminole Library Shoppe is open daily at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Books of all kinds, magazines, DVDs, CDs, ear buds, greeting cards, puzzles, jewelry and more are available to purchase. All proceeds support the library. Donations welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scrabble Cl ub meets weeklySEMINOLE Â– 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 Â– 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 Â– Chess players of all ages (children, teens, and adults) and all levels of play (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) are invited to attend the Two Towers Chess Club (second and fourth Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) or the Seminole Chess Club (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.) at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The Two Towers Chess Club is especially for beginners and youth, with chess coaches on hand to teach, encourage and critique. The Seminole Chess Club is for players who already know the rules and etiquette of the game. Boards and pieces are provided or feel free to bring your own. The clubs are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Medicare guidance available at librarySEMINOLE Â– Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn to. The Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas will be partnering with Seminole Community Library to provide Medicare counseling through the SHINE Â– Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Â– Program. Specially trained volunteers of the SHINE Program will begin offering Medicare counseling at the library, located at 9200 113th St. N. 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4A Community Seminole Beacon, May 24, 20182000. He then served as a Pinellas County commissioner from 2000 until he died.He had announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking reelection. Morroni rst learned he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the fall of 2008. He was 53. He spent six months undergoing chemotherapy and ve weeks of radiation before he could share the good news that the cancer was gone. Four years later, during a follow-up CAT scan done the second week in December, he found out the cancer had returned. Morroni underwent a stem cell transplant and Â“toxicÂ” chemotherapy. That treatment was more dif cult and took longer. It also required a lengthy hospital stay. After the treatment, MorroniÂ’s doctors had believed that the stem cell treatment would keep his cancer in check for a long time, the commissioner said in a Dec. 20, 2011 interview. Â“Hopefully until IÂ’m at least 80,Â” he said. Â“And theyÂ’re nding out stuff about stem cell transplants all the time. ItÂ’s so exciting and promising. Maybe theyÂ’ll nd the cure in my lifetime.Â” However, it was not to be. County Communications sent out a news release July 5, 2016 announcing that Morroni would be undergoing treatment at Mof tt Cancer Center for a rare blood disorder known as secondary myelodysplastic syndrome, which was a secondary effect of the chemotherapy he received to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2012. His fourth diagnosis came in April of this year. Morroni was born Feb. 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Florida in 1980. He and his wife, Eileen, have one son, Mike. Morroni is known for a number of good deeds, but perhaps the one he was most proud of was his annual Appreciation Dinner for Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical and Fire Personnel. At his 23rd dinner this year, more than $80,000 was raised for Mof tt Cancer Center. A Go Fund Me page has been started, www.gofundme.com/ JohnMorroniLegacy, to raise money to continue MorroniÂ’s legacy. Â“In support and love of a Pinellas public servant, political icon, father and friend to many that we lost on 5.20.2018. Â… Â“John cared about all those around him and this is a sincere way we can pay respect to our friend,Â” it says on the page. The money raised will go to MorroniÂ’s Law Enforcement and Emergency First Responders Foundation. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.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 727394-6909 to make an appointment. For more information, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800963-5337), or visit www. oridashine.org. Seminole Junior WomanÂ’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE Â– The GFWC Seminole Junior WomanÂ’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 SJWCÂ’s annual Â“Share Our SpiritÂ” food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break. Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings. Call 727-2511037, email GFWCSeminole@gmail.com or visit fb.me/ Seminolejuniors for more information.Kiwanis Club meets weeklySEMINOLE Â– The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email kiwanisclubofseminole @gmail.com. Rotary Club to meetSEMINOLE Â– The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Welsh Society meets monthlySEMINOLE Â– 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 welshsocietyofthe suncoast.org.Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets weeklySEMINOLE Â– 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 Â– or those aspiring Â– to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org.City collecting food donationsSEMINOLE Â– Mayor Leslie Waters encourages citizens to help stock the shelves at the Interfaith Food Pantry. Drop-off locations are: Â City Hall, 9199 113th St. Â Interfaith Food Pantry at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road Â Seminole Garden Apartments, 8275 113th St. Â Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7 and 8 Â Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane Â Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. Â Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.Â Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. N.Â 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 Â– 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, tness and character development. For more information about the squadron, visit units.flwg.us/FL084.aspx or www.facebook.com/ OakhurstCAP.American Legion hosts weekly eventsSEMINOLE Â– 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 Â– 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 727-3198343 for more information.GFWC Pinellas Seminole WomenÂ’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE Â– The GFWC Pinellas Seminole WomenÂ’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 ShepherdÂ’s Village and Honor Flight. Call 727-772-3803 for more information. Recreation complex offers woodcarving, woodburning classesSEMINOLE Â– 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 727-807-9454. AROUND, from page 3A MORRONI, from page 1A of this year. Â“Then we decided it was time to come home,Â” MacKenzie said. The group headed south to come back to Florida, totaling 1,358 miles on this leg of the journey. They completed the trip April 20. By then the group had grown signi cantly to 57 walkers. Â“As we get new residents, we have new people join the walking club all the time,Â” she said. Â“So, it really has grown from those original 20 folks. ItÂ’s just a really cool way to get together Â… thereÂ’s a lot of camaraderie. ItÂ’s a real social thing.Â” The group celebrated the completion of its journey with a ceremony at Lake Seminole Square on May 11. MacKenzie honored the walkers who tallied the most miles as well as those with the most inspiring stories. Some walkers, when they started, could barely make one lap around the all-purpose room that serves as a gym at Lake Seminole Square, but by the end of the journey were walking more than a mile a day without using their walkers. Others had signi cant visual impairments but were committed to walking each day. Â“ItÂ’s really inspiring,Â” she said. A newer resident, Everett Stevens rst joined the group when he moved to Lake Seminole Square in October. Then, in January and February, he fell ill and spent 30 days in a hospital. When he returned home, he was con ned to a wheelchair and Â“couldnÂ’t even hold a fork,Â” he said. He got back to the walking club immediately, though, he said, using it as part of his rehabilitation. Now, heÂ’s back to walking a mile a day without using a walker. Â“Everything came back together,Â” he said. Â“IÂ’m really happy about that.Â” Marge Bradshaw, who walked the most miles with 882.5 tallied throughout the entire journey, said she keeps track of her miles wherever she happens to be. Â“I walked a lot of them at Disney and kept track,Â” she said. Â“It adds up. You donÂ’t realize how fast.Â” She added, Â“Walking every day, itÂ’s been very good for me health wise. IÂ’m a bike rider, but I havenÂ’t done near as much walking.Â” Though this journey is complete, the group isnÂ’t done walking. At its next meeting, members will choose their next destination Â– possibly Mexico or the Grand Canyon or Humboldt, Canada to honor the junior hockey team affected by a bus crash in April. WALKING CLUB, from page 1A Photo SUBMITTEDThe Seminole Santos U14 girls soccer team at the Seminole Youth Athletic Association were nalists in the Miami Cup and Showcase Tournament, making it to the championship game at the Kendall Soccer Complex and earning second place at the end of April. Front Row: Vivienne Stroz, Morgan Hoag, Grace Corripio and Tyra Balys. Middle Row: Sydney Gavaghan, Ashley Givens, Olivia Ditmars, Ellie Carrington, Angeleena Waaland, Abigail Tickett and Riley Grzegorzewski. Back Row: Coach Chris Corripio, Nataleigh Symes, Brooke Stanifer, Isabela Kline, Gabriella Seib, Avery Walsky, Grace Kurus and Coach Brian Gavaghan.Tournament nalistsHow 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 Â– 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. 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PETE BEACH Â– The following events are scheduled at the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave., as part of the ChildrenÂ’s Summer Reading Program, the theme of which is Â“Libraries Rock.Â” All programs start at 11 a.m. on Fridays: Â May 25, Start of Summer Reading Program: Bring kids in for a bag of fun activities and a free book. Â June 1, Make Your Own Straw Flute Â June 8, Rock Painting Â June 15, Make Your Own Maracas Â June 22, Aladdin Sing Along* Â July 6, Make Your Own Click Clack Â July 13, Karaoke* Â July 20, Make Your Own Coffee Can Drum Â July 27, Frozen Sing-along* These programs include prizesGulf Beaches Library announces weekly eventsMADEIRA BEACH Â– The following activities are scheduled at the Gulf Beaches Public Library for the week of Thursday, May 24, through Thursday, May 31. The library is located at 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. For information, call 727-391-2828. The library will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Â GB Scrabble Â– Friday, May 25, 1-4 p.m. Learn some new two-letter words! Â Wednesday Movies Â– Wednesday, May 30, 2:30 p.m. Popular lms, new and old favorites. Call for show titles. Â Investment Club Â– Thursday, May 31, 2:30-4 p.m. Join a group of experienced investors in an exchange of ideas about the current market and investment opportunities. Â Mahjong Â– Thursday, May 31, noon-2 p.m. ChildrenÂ’s Programs: Â Pre-K storytime: Friday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.PAG thrift shop to end sale, close on May 31ST. PETE BEACH Â– The Thrift Shop of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church will conclude its end of season 75 percent off all merchandise on Thursday, May 31. The shop stocks only new and gently used items and has a large inventory of menÂ’s and womenÂ’s clothing, kitchen ware, small appliances, jewelry, linens, wall pictures, books, games and toys. All proceeds support local charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, PARC, Pinellas Hope, Clothes for Kids and church missions. The shop is located on the corner of 17th Avenue and Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, and is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop will close after normal hours on May 31 and reopen in early September.PAG church to host VBSST. PETE BEACH Â– Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church will host Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All children from ages 3-11 are invited to participate. This yearÂ’s professionally developed theme is Â“Shipwrecked Â– Saved by Jesus.Â” Experienced teachers will guide kids in playing castaways growing in faith, while enjoying coconut bowling, island experiments, and tropical treats. A healthy snack will be provided; kids should bring their lunch and wear clothes that can get messy. The registration fee, which includes all supplies, is $30 for the rst child and $20 for each additional child. Registration can be completed online at www.signmeup. com/V82V5H7, or call the church of ce, 727-360-5508. Please contact Signe Webb at signewebb@yahoo. com with questions. The church is located at 107 16th Ave.Classes teach safe boating practicesST. PETE BEACH Â– Safe Boating Program classes are conducted by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 every Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way. Classes are taught in a 12-week repeating cycle and can be started at any point. First-time participants should arrive at 6:30 p.m. to register. Cost is $45 for 12 weeks or $60 for couples sharing materials The program includes detailed and illustrated materials on a variety of topics. It is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship 14th Edition 400-page manual. For information, call Jim at 727-360-4846, Warren at 727-321-7801 or Phil at 727-865-2226. May 19 through May 25 is National Safe Boating Week.IRB announces library programsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Â– Reading logs are now available for moms, dads and grandparents to pick up and track kidsÂ’ summer reading. All reading counts, including maps, newspapers, magazines, comic books, graphic novels, sheet music, game rules and shing regulations. Â“If you read it, you can count it! Prizes will be awarded for completed logs. For every ve reading log entries, you can collect your prize,Â” a library press release said. Prizes include cool sunglasses, kazoos, koozies, water pistols, bubbles, water bottles and drawstring backpacks. An adult must sign off on reading logs. One prize per ve reading log entries. There are limited quantities on some prizes. Our summer story times on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. will include an activity celebrating music and motion. Participants will make instruments that they can play along to songs and stories. Reading with the Rays starts in June. Library patrons are invited to pick up their Rays card and read around the bases. Twenty-four hours of reading gets participants two tickets to a Rays game. Tickets are valid until Sept. 9. More information on the rules is available at the library. A special program celebrating music will be held Monday, July 23, 11 a.m. This special summer reading program is paid for by the Friends of the Indian Rocks Beach Library. ST. PETERSBURG Â– The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony on Monday, May 28, 10 a.m., at the Bay Pines National Cemetery. This is the only national cemetery in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and the largest observance of Memorial Day with more than 4,000 expected attendees. Veterans, their families and friends, and the general public are invited to attend. Prior to the ceremony, on Saturday, May 26, volunteers from the community will mark more than 35,000 graves at the cemetery with U.S. ags to honor the men and women who served the Nation. Guest speakers for the event include U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, DSt. Petersburg, and local leaders from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, St. Petersburg VA Regional Of ce, and Bay Pines National Cemetery. The event also will feature traditional military tributes and music provided by the Suncoast Symphony Orchestra. Florida Department of VeteransÂ’ Affairs Executive Director Glenn Sutphin will provide the keynote address. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Glenn Sutphin was appointed executive director of the FDVA by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet on Aug. 2, 2016. The FDVA, on behalf of the Governor and Cabinet, is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, bene ts and support. Parking for the event is available nearby. Shuttles will provide transportation for guests from parking lots to the National Cemetery. The venue is handicapped accessible. A sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. For further information about the event or to volunteer to help mark graves, please contact the cemetery office at 727-319-6479. This event is open for media coverage. For advanced information, please contact Jason Dangel, Public Affairs Officer, at 727-398-9531 or email email@example.com.Memorial Day ceremony planned for Bay PinesPhoto SUBMITTEDThe walking club at Lake Seminole Square.
By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersAAA says to expect crowded roadways and airports this Memorial Day as more than 41.5 million Americans will likely spend the rst of cial holiday of the summer season taking a trip. ThatÂ’s nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most since 2005. And Floridians are following the trend with more than 2.2 million expected to travel for the holiday Â– 5.5 percent more than last year. About 36.6 million Americans planning a trip will travel by automobile, 5.5 percent more than 2017, and about 2.2 million Floridians planning to take a road trip, about 5.5 percent than last year, which equals about 100,000 more people. AAA says gas prices, which are expected to be the most expensive in four years, are not affecting travel plans. AAAÂ’s Assistant Vice President for Travel Sales Development Vicky Evans says, Â“Higher gas prices will not be enough to keep travelers home this Memorial Day weekend. A strong economy and growing consumer confidence are giving Americans all the motivation they need to kick off what we expect to be a busy summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway.Â” Gas prices averaged about $2.72 for a gallon of unleaded in April, an increase of 33 cents from the same time last year. AAA says rising prices are due to expensive crude oil, record gasoline demand and shrinking global supply. The national price of gasoline on Memorial Day was $3.66 and $3.62 in Florida. As of May 20, the national average was $2.92 and in Florida, it was $2.82. In the Tampa-St. PetersburgClearwater, the average price was $2.77, which was down 3 cents from the week before. INRIX, a global transportation analytics company who collaborated with AAA for the Memorial Day travel predictions, advises travelers who plan to travel by automobile to expect more traf c on Thursday and Friday, May 24-25, especially in the late afternoons when commuters begin to leave work. Â“Ranked the most congested country in the world, U.S. drivers are all too familiar with sitting in traf c,Â” said Graham Cookson, chief economist and head of research at INRIX. Â“Drivers should expect congestion across a greater number of days than in previous years, with the getaway period starting on Wednesday, May 23. Our advice to drivers it to avoid peak commute times in major cities altogether Â– traveling late morning or early afternoon Â– or plan alternative routes.Â” While travelers may pay more at the gas pump, those using other means of travel may save money compared to last year. More people also are expected to fly to their destination, about 6.8 percent more nationally and 7.6 percent more Floridians. AAA projects they will pay about 7 percent less with an average price of $168 for a round-trip ight to the top 40 domestic ights. Hotels are less expensive with AAAÂ’s Three Diamond hotels charging 14 percent less than last year and Two Diamond hotels offering a 7 percent savings. Rental County 5A Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 See MEMORIAL DAY, page 6AHigh gas prices wonÂ’t stop Memorial Day travelers 052418 Expires 5/29/18 Exp. 5/29/18 CELEBRATE THE SOUNDS OF YOUR LIFE MAY IS BETTER HEARING MONTH Beltone offers the newest technology at affordable prices! For over 78 years, Beltone is the most trusted name in hearing care among seniors. 020818 052418 052418
cars are expected to average about $59 a day, the lowest rate in four years. Trains, buses and cruise ships can expect more passengers as well, about 2.4 percent nationally and 1.3 percent in Florida. For those planning to stay close to home, expect the beaches to be busy. And if youÂ’re thinking a trip to Disney might be in order, AAA says Orlando will be the most-visit Memorial Day destination this year. Also, be advised, Florida Highway Patrol and other law enforcement are participating in the national Â“Click It or TicketÂ” campaign, which runs through June 3. Â“Not wearing a seatbelt is deadly,Â” said Col. Gene S. Spaulding, FHP director. Â“FHP will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to ensure everyoneÂ’s safety on FloridaÂ’s roadways.Â” FHP offers the following safety tips: Â Buckle up and make sure rear-seat passengers also are wearing their seat belt. Â Obey all speed limits. Traf c congestion and construction may require you to drive slower. Â Drive sober. Â DonÂ’t drive distracted. Â Use caution around bicycles and large commercial vehicles and always look twice for motorcycles. Â Remember: Safety on the road is a shared responsibility. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.6A County Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 MEMORIAL DAY, from page 5A By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersThe Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released AprilÂ’s unemployment rates May 18. Pinellas County reported a not seasonally adjusted rate of 3.1 percent, which is down from 3.4 percent reported in March and 3.6 percent reported in April 2017. Out of a labor force of 497,411, 15,184 were reportedly unemployed. In March, the labor force was slightly bigger, 498,117 and 16,864 were without a job. In April 2017, 17,529 were unemployed out of a labor force of 487,590. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, reported a 3.2 percent unemployment rate in April. In March, the MSA reported a rate of 3.6 percent and in April 2017, 3.8 percent. The state reported a rate of 3.4 percent in April, 3.8 percent in March and 4 percent in April 2017. The national rate in April was 3.7 percent, down from 4.1 reported in March, which was the same rate reported in April 2017. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA held onto the No. 2 spot for over-the-year job gains. The DEO reported that 21 out of 24 of the stateÂ’s metro areas had job gains in April. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford had the most with more than 40,000 new jobs. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater reported a gain of 34,200 jobs and Jacksonville had 17,300. The industries with the highest growth rate in the local area were leisure and hospitality with 9,300 new jobs; education and health services with 6,300 new jobs; and nancial activities with 6,200 new jobs. The local area also remained rst among the stateÂ’s metro areas in job demand in April with 44,083 openings. The area also ranked No. 1 in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,227 openings last month. Hillsborough County also reported an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in April. Pinellas and Hillsborough tied with seven other counties for the rank of No. 47 of the stateÂ’s 67 counties. Pasco tied with two other counties for the rank of No. 24 with an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. Hernando continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the local MSA, 4.2 percent. It tied with Miami-Dade and Hardee counties for the rank of No. 7. The county with the highest unemployment rate of 4.9 percent and ranked No. 1 in the state was Sumter County. Okaloosa and St. Johns counties tied for the rank of No. 66 with the lowest rate of 2.7 percent. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater tied with four other metro areas for the rank of No. 15 out of 24. The Villages MSA ranked No. 1 with highest unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, and Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin MSA ranked No. 24 with the lowest rate of 2.7 percent. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com.Pinellas unemployment rate down to 3.1 percent in April County newsVacancy opens on Greater Seminole Area Special Recreation DistrictApplications are now being accepted for one appointment to the Greater Seminole Area Special Recreation District to ful ll a term which will expire on Nov. 2, 2020. Applicants must be registered to vote in Pinellas County and live within the Greater Seminole Area Special Recreation District. Mandatory applications can be found at www.pinellascounty.org/boards and must be received no later than noon Monday, May 28. County commissioners will review all applications and make its selection at a future meeting. The lands described in this section of the Pinellas County Code are created as a special recreational district, which is a public corporation. The district has the right, power and authority to acquire and hold title to real property and to levy ad valorem taxes (subject to referendum approval of the voters of the district). This district may enter into a management contract with associations or organizations whose programs are intended to serve the recreational needs of both adults and youths. The district is further authorized to expend district funds for the construction, care, maintenance, upkeep and operation of any recreational land and facilities as the board may determine to be in the best interest of the district. 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8A County Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018Caudell pulls out of race for County commissioner By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersDoreen Caudell announced May 14 that she is pulling out of the race for Pinellas County Commissioner District 2, leaving incumbent Pat Gerard running unopposed for the position. Caudell made the announcement on her Facebook page, saying Â“it is an honor to serve the citizens of Clearwater as their City councilmember and vice mayor.Â” Â“There are many exciting opportunities facing the city of Clearwater over the next several years and I feel compelled to dedicate my full time and attention to passionately represent Clearwater and its citizens on the numerous boards and committees that I have been appointed to by the City Council,Â” Caudell said. Â“It has become clear to me that running for Pinellas County Commission in 2018 is not the best way for me to serve the citizens of Clearwater.Â” CaudellÂ’s announcement means only one commissioner spot will likely be on the Aug. 28 primary ballot. Commissioner Dave Eggers is running unopposed for the District 4 seat. The big race is for the late longtime Commissioner John MorroniÂ’s spot representing District 6. Four have announced their intention to run for his job. Three Republicans, Larry Ahern, Barb Haselden and Kathleen Peters, will vie for the opportunity to take on the one lone Democrat, Amy Kedron, in the November election. However, there is still time for more candidates to announce their intentions to run for office. Prequalifying for statewide, multi-county, county and district candidates (other than judicial, state attorney and public defender) begins June 4. During the 14-day period, qualifying papers can be accepted for processing and filing during the qualifying period, which runs June 18-22. For information on how to run for office or how to qualify, visit votepinellas.com or call 727-4644987. Morroni, who died May 20 after a fight with cancer, decided not to run last year after serving on the commission since 2000. Eggers has represented District 4 since 2014 and Gerard has represented District 2, which is a countywide position, since 2014. Ahern currently represents District 66 and Peters serves District 69 in the state House of Representatives. Haselden is best known for her work as an activist to defeat the Greenlight initiative with her Â“No Tax for TracksÂ” campaign. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com Doreen Caudellp.m. and monthly as needed. Note: All materials submitted to Pinellas County government are subject to the public records law of the State of Florida.New walkway opens to visitors at Florida Botanical GardensLARGO Â– The Wetlands Walkway and Wildlife Overlook, a new section of The Florida Botanical Gardens, is now open. It completes a loop in the gardensÂ’ trails that will provide visitors a closer look at the native plants and animals that live there. The walkway includes a boardwalk, viewing areas and new native plantings to attract wildlife by providing additional habitat. The boardwalk and walkway paths lead guests through part of The GardensÂ’ wetland area and opens into an overlook to give a broader view of the nature and wildlife that reside there including numerous bird species, mammals and reptiles. The project was primarily funded by donations the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation collects during the annual Holiday Lights event. The Foundation partners with Pinellas CountyÂ’s Parks and Conservation Resources department to continue making The Gardens a world class experience for both residents and tourists. The Florida Botanical Gardens is at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The Gardens are open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day, with free admission. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 727-582-2100. Visit www. flbgfoundation.org or call 727582-2117 for information on ways to support The Gardens.Reclaimed water levels low due to high demandPinellas County UtilitiesÂ’ reclaimed water storage ponds at William E. Dunn Water Reclamation Facility in Palm Harbor have fallen to low levels due to excessive user demand. As a result, customers may experience a drop in pressure if mandatory seasonal restrictions are not followed. Reclaimed water customers in unincorporated Pinellas County north of Curlew Road may water up to two-days per week based on their address as follows: Â Addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) may irrigate on Tuesday and/or Saturday. Â Addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may irrigate on Wednesday and/or Sunday. Â Addresses with mixed or no addresses, such as common areas, may irrigate on Wednesday and/or Sunday. Irrigating with reclaimed water is prohibited between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Enforcement of watering restrictions is currently being intensified to encourage responsible use of reclaimed water. For more information about reclaimed water restrictions, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/ reclaim-irrigation.htm. For more information about Pinellas County Utilities, visit www.pinellascounty. org/utilities. Citizens invited to help shape Plan PinellasResidents are invited to provide input as Pinellas County revises its Comprehensive Plan, to be known as Plan Pinellas. Citizens can learn about the new Plan Pinellas guiding principles and offer their feedback through a series of open houses. The second of three open houses will be held at the Lealman Community Campus (formerly the Windsor Charter School), 5175 45th St. N., St. Petersburg, on Thursday, May 24, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Families are welcome to attend. In addition to the open houses, residents are asked to participate in an online survey to express their thoughts about the countyÂ’s future. The survey can be found at www. opentownhall.com/portals/255/ Issue_5868. 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Police 9A Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 Police beatOff-duty Largo re ghter arrested for DUI in DunedinDUNEDIN Â– Pinellas County SheriffÂ’s deputies arrested an off-duty Largo re ghter May 9 for driving under the in uence. Deputies say they saw a 2013 Dodge Dart, facing westbound and stopped in the intersection of Main Street and Bass Boulevard in Dunedin about 4 a.m. Deputies pulled behind the vehicle and noted the brake lights were activated despite there being a steady green light. Deputies activated their overhead emergency lights, but the vehicle remained stationary. Deputies made contact with the driver, identi ed as 26-year-old Michael Cruz. Deputies say Cruz was sleeping, with his foot on the brake. The vehicle was in drive and there were no other occupants inside. Deputies knocked on the window multiple times before Cruz responded. They say they had to assist Cruz with opening his vehicle door and placing the vehicle in park. Deputies say they noticed that Cruz showed signs of impairment by having bloodshot, glassy eyes and a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth. Cruz agreed to perform Field Sobriety Tests, but performed poorly on them. Cruz also submitted a breath sample, which indicated he had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. Cruz was booked into the County jail on one count of DUI and then released on his own recognizance.Clearwater police seek help to ID woman who tried to rob WalgreensCLEARWATER Â– Police detectives are asking for the publicÂ’s help to identify a woman who tried to rob the Walgreens at 703 Court St. about 7 a.m. May 15. Clearwater police say a female suspect walked up to the checkout area and demanded cash, saying she had a gun. When the employee said there was no cash in the cash register, the suspect left the store in a silver Honda CR-V. The woman was about 5 feet 3 inches tall and wearing a black dress with oral prints on it. 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Terry Tillung was the top listing agent and top sales associate. Tillung also had the highest volume of new contracts. Within the Thorn Collection, Lisa Sullivan was the top sales agent in units. Allison Bouchard was the top listing agent and top sales agent in volume. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored at national sales conventionBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group was recently recognized at the national sales convention in San Antonio as the No. 22 company within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The Berkshire Elite Circle award is the networkÂ’s highest company honor presented to the top 50 af liates. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group, which has nearly 600 agents and 21 branch of ces, consistently ranks among the top three companies in Florida and the top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group also celebrated its team during an annual awards program held locally. Company awards were presented highlighting numerous achievements. The celebration honored the companyÂ’s 2017 top producers for their performance, accomplishments and sales success.Smith & Associates Real Estate opens Treasure Island of ceTREASURE ISLAND Â– Smith & Associates Real Estate recently announced the opening of its sixth location. The new of ce will be at 9641 Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island to better service the growing real estate demands of the surrounding beach communities. Smith & Associates Real Estate has had back-to-back record-breaking billion dollar plus sales in the two previous years. This year, Bob Glaser, president and CEO, is capitalizing on Tampa BayÂ’s red-hot real estate market to increase Smith & Associates Real Estate reach and market share on both sides of the bay. The opening of the Treasure Island location follows the companyÂ’s expansion last month with a new of ce in Westchase. With Florida leading the nation in international homebuyers, record cold winter temperatures across the United States, and a revitalization of the urban cores of both St. Petersburg and Tampa, the beaches represent a signi cant sector of real estate opportunities.Weichert Real Estate agents complete Fast Track trainingST. PETERSBURG Â– Weichert Real Estate Af liates Inc. recently announced that several Weichert af liated agents have successfully completed its Fast Track training. Agents who completed the recent training include Shirin Hamadani, Debbie Hazley, JR Peare and Jennifer Russell. The agents are all with Weichert Realtors Â– Equity. The training helps quickly bring new Weichert af liated agents, as well as current agents interested in taking a refresher course, up to speed on the latest information and technology available to real estate professionals so they can better communicate with clients to offer the best service available.Weichert RealtorsÂ–Equity awardedST. PETERSBURG Â– Weichert Realtors-Equity recently announced its 2017 Of ce Award Winners. The agents were honored by the national franchise organization, Weichert Real Estate Af liates Inc., based on achieving speci ed production requirements in gross commission income or units earned in 2017. These Weichert af liated agents earned their recognition from among associates in 39 states at the yearÂ’s end. Agents include Simone Pilz, Bob Meyers, Chris Auletta, John Atkisson, Kathleen Schulz, Kelly Pillon and Mike Stebnitz. Â“Our af liates accomplished so much last year,Â” said Bill Scavone in a press release. 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The Forrest Murphy Team was the top sales team for the month.Keller Williams Gulfside Realty welcomes Kris RodriguezLARGO Â– Keller Williams Gulfside Realty recently welcomed Kris Rodriguez to its of ce. Originally from New Jersey, Rodriguez has called Florida home for 22 years. He lived in the Miami area before relocating to Indian Rocks Beach. Rodriguez got started in the real estate business as a real estate investor and property manager. He gained a lot of experience and knowledge in the eld so he decided to acquire his real estate license and worked out of Coral Gables for eight years. Rodriguez has been licensed for 10 years and has represented residential buyers and sellers in South Florida. He also focused on commercial real estate since he has a background in business. Donna Hildebrand joins Keller Williams Gulfside Market CenterLARGO Â– Keller Williams Gulfside recently named Donna Hildebrand as its new productivity coach. Hildebrand is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a retired New York City police of cer. She began her real estate career in 1991 and became a broker in 2001. She has conducted business in various locations throughout New York state. In 2017, Hildebrand transitioned from listing and selling to productivity coach and Ignite Trainer for Keller Williams Upstate New York Properties in Oneonta. Now a resident of Seminole, she is excited to bring her experiences to the Keller Williams Gulfside Market Center in Largo. Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach announces top sales advisor MADEIRA BEACH Â– Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach recently recognized Evan Pedone as the top sales advisor for April. Pedone sold over $5 million for the month. Â“The greater Tampa-Bay luxury real estate market is strong,Â” said Pedone in a press release. 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Sandy Hartmann & Associates rank in top three regionally in AprilSEMINOLE Â– Sandy Hartmann & Associates recently was ranked as one of the top three real estate groups in the Keller Williams North Florida Region for April 2018. The team closed more than $6.6 million in volume for the month of April. Rof s Team joins Engel & Vlkers Madeira BeachMADEIRA BEACH Â– Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach recently announced that the Rof s Team will join its shop as real estate advisors. The team consists of Gayle Rof s, Mary Pendergast and Sabine Shannon. Rof s has been a luxury real estate agent for many years and has enjoyed success along FloridaÂ’s Gulf coast. Century 21 International honors Top Producer with Diamond AwardRuth Cabella, Broker/Owner of Century 21 Real Estate Champions, announced that Century 21 International has honored Valerie Jarnberg as Top Producer for highest dollar volume in closed sales in 2017 with Century 21 Real Estates Champions. 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10A Schools Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 NotebookPinellas Braille Group recognizes 13 county studentsThe Pinellas Braille Group presented 13 Mildred Shavlan Achievement Awards this school year to deserving visually-impaired students. The annual award recognizes students for their fortitude, mobility and academic achievements and leadership qualities. The list of this yearÂ’s awardees includes: Grades 6-8 Â Taylor Sherman, Seminole Middle School Â Natalina Kiyaseh, Seminole Middle School Â Jacquelyn Schirmer, Seminole Middle School Â Giovanni LoSchiavo, Madeira Beach Fundamental School Â Janisse Lane, Oak Grove Elementary School Â Joshua Santos, Madeira Beach Fundamental School Grades 9 Â– 12 Â Grace Patterson, Pinellas Park High School Â Helena Garas, Palm Harbor University High School Â Madison Baldwin, Countryside High School Â Frank Boehm, Seminole High School Â James Magee, Seminole High School Â Antwan Taylor, Disston Academy Â Austin Gordon, Seminole High School In addition, the Lions Club of St. Petersburg awarded a first-time ever $500 Scholarship Award to Madison Baldwin of Countryside High School. This award is for academic achievement and goes toward helping a graduating senior move on to college. BaldwinÂ’s chosen school is the Perkins School for the Blind College Success Program in Watertown, Massachusetts.Pinellas teacher wins annual guiding light awardPinellas Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Maria Doyle, is the 2018 Guiding Light Award winner presented by the Pinellas Braille Group. Doyle, a teacher at Seminole High School, is the second TVI to receive this recognition. This year, several of her students received the Mildred Shavlan Achievement Award, also from the Pinellas Braille Group. Besides recognition among their peers, the award comes with a $250 check. The Pinellas Braille Group presents these awards because these teachers deserve recognition for their work, which is often complicated because their job is to Â“light the wayÂ” for blind and visually impaired students in Pinellas County. In addition to teaching their students to read braille, they often guide them through the complexities of life beyond the classroom. 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Viewpoints 11A Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018The only way to avoid Rick ScottÂ’s ad blitz thus far in his campaign for the U.S. Senate is to unplug your TV set and, well, who wants to do that? That would mean you missed the royal wedding and the Tampa Bay LightningÂ’s ongoing run toward the Stanley Cup, so I guess being subjected to ScottÂ’s Â“approvedÂ” attack on his opponent and incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson is a price we just have to pay. The latest ad is a real gem. Scott, the two-term governor, has been attacking Nelson, the three-term senator, as a Â“career politician.Â” Now, he is using what looks like the cast of Everyday Folks to paint Nelson as a rubber stamp who always votes the party line for the Democratic agenda Â– whatever it is. One guy in the commercial even says Nelson is too in uenced by Nancy Pelosi, and while I suppose their paths have crossed I doubt the House minority leader has much in uence over NelsonÂ’s votes in the Senate. Ah, but thatÂ’s how the game is played. Republicans believe Pelosi is such a hot-button item that merely hearing her name or seeing her face will send thousands of voters stampeding to the polls to back any GOP candidate. Scott is not above playing the guilt-by-association game, either. A big part of his strategy as an unknown outsider in 2010 was to label Republican front-runner Bill McCollum as liberal for supporting Â– wait for it Â– Â“pro-abortion and pro-homosexualÂ” Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 presidential primary. Painting McCollum as liberal was (and is) laughable, except it worked. Scott then put Â“letÂ’s get to workÂ” on an endless loop that weÂ’re still repeating eight years later, and I guess he gures if a little distortion worked before, why mess with success? Besides, Nelson is absorbing a ton of body blows from these ads while sitting on about $10.5 million in his campaign chest. ItÂ’s reasonable to ask when he will start throwing punches back before Rick Scott de nes himself as an agent of change and Nelson as the face of partisan politics. While Scott has already spent $8 million on TV ads, including Spanishlanguage ads, Nelson has essentially been a ghost on TV and puzzling to the Democratic base. For instance, he voted to con rm Gina Haspel as director of the CIA, choosing not to hold the fact she oversaw Â“enhanced interrogationÂ” (torture) for a time. He tweeted his support for relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, calling it the Â“appropriate place.Â” That doesnÂ’t sound like a Democratic rubber stamp to me. As long as Nelson lets Scott keep pounding away though, it doesnÂ’t really matter what is true and what is misleading. Yeah, I know Â– the leadup to major elections is all about being misleading. Voters can usually sort through the nonsense, and it is still about 5 1/2 months until the election. Neither candidate faces a serious primary challenge. If I were Democrats though, IÂ’d be worried that Scott is managing to plant enough seeds with voters that it could be hard for Nelson to change minds. If they doubt that, just ask Bill McCollum. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. LETTERS Is the New Yorker magazine on the skids, or is it my brain that has lost whatever sharpness it may have had? I re-subscribed to the magazine a few months ago, and I seem to have detected a lower quality in its cartoons, which have always been its main attraction for persons of questionable intelligence, such as me. Even some of the covers puzzle me. The artwork out front doesnÂ’t always match the title of the piece. When the New Yorker was founded by Harold Ross in 1925, he said it would become a unique and sophisticated publication. Â“This wonÂ’t be edited for the old lady in Dubuque,Â” he said. He certainly succeeded. The magazineÂ’s cartoons as well as its writing and reporting have made it famous. Having oneÂ’s short story, poem or nonfiction article published in the New Yorker has been the dream of thousands of writers. On the other hand, the only dream of many of the New YorkerÂ’s readers has simply been to comprehend even a few of the poems the magazine publishes. The same thing goes, to a lesser extent, with the short stories. Although itÂ’s possible for a reader of average intelligence to become a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the New Yorker, odds are strong that such an allegiance will be rooted in the cartoons, more than in the print pages. Perhaps the best remembered New Yorker cartoonist is Charles Addams. His dark, spooky and twisted cartoons were in a class of their own. His characters and their bizarre adventures achieved an even wider audience when the TV series, the Addams Family, appeared. Addams attended the University of Pennsylvania in 1930-31. One of its oldest buildings is said to be the model for the Addams family TV home. In the mid-1960s I worked in the universityÂ’s news bureau, directly across the street from that building. Tales of AddamsÂ’ talent and personality were common.One of them went this way: His New Yorker editors could often tell when Addams was entering an over-the-edge state of mind. At such times his cartoon submissions were so outrageous as to be unpublishable. Example: A proud father stood staring through the viewing glass of a hospitalÂ’s maternity ward. On the other side of the window, a nurse held not just one, but twin newborn babies for their father to admire. After a few seconds, with a smile, he told the nurse, Â“TheyÂ’re ne. IÂ’ll eat them here.Â” That cartoon gave a hint of AddamsÂ’ reallife attitude toward children: he hated small ones. He divorced his rst wife after eight years of marriage because she wanted children. He didnÂ’t. Weirdness and eccentricity at the New Yorker has not been confined to its cartoonists and writers. The lives and attitudes of its editors have generated a number of fascinating biographies. On one extreme were men who were born with sophistication and worldly wisdom coming out of their ears. On the other end of the scale were men whose literary erudition was symbolized by the editor who stuck his head into the doorway of a colleague and asked, Â“Was Moby Dick the man or the whale?Â” Side note: the New Yorker has had only one female editor, Tina Brown. During her sixyear tenure, she made a number of changes that moved the magazine further into the 20th century. Why should anyone read a publication as unpredictable and unclassifiable as the New Yorker? The answer lies in the question: Because you never know what youÂ’ll get Â– politics, art, movies, history, humor, sports, books, science Â– the entire marvelous uncertain nut-house weÂ’re living through, all told through the best writing weÂ’re likely to encounter this side of John McPhee, James Thurber or Joyce Carol Oates. Plus, of course, the cartoons. Today if you purchase a New Yorker at a newsstand youÂ’ll pay $8.99 for a single issue. But if you subscribe, youÂ’ll pay only one buck Â– and youÂ’ll also have full access to each issue via the Internet. Final fact: You should be advised that 77 percent of the magazineÂ’s readers have political views that are left of center. Which means that even if Donald Trump could read (which he cannot, or does not), he wouldnÂ’t be caught dead with a copy of the New Yorker.Bob DriverÂ’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.Time to pause in a moment of unity For the cost of 50 cents, IÂ’ve been spellbound by a work of non ction that will remain on my bookshelf as long as I live. ThatÂ’s how much I paid for Tom BrokawÂ’s Â“The Greatest GenerationÂ” at the Dunedin Friends of the LibraryÂ’s book sale a few years ago. Published in 1998, the journalistÂ’s masterpiece provides stirring stories about Americans from all walks of life who served their country in World War II. IÂ’ve read it twice Â– and IÂ’m sure I read it again Â– to help me be forever mindful of the sacri ces these men and women made and to help share their stories, some disturbing. ThereÂ’s Johnnie Holmes, a black soldier from the Chicago area. HereÂ’s a snippet from the book: Â“He remembers the German POWS were allowed to go to the PX when Holmes and his friends could not. He remembers white of cers saying, Â‘If you boys donÂ’t behave, weÂ’ll have those Germans guard you.Â” Holmes served in the 761st Tank Battalion and was in combat for 138 straight days, including during the Battle of the Bulge. His outfit liberated Jewish prisoners from three concentration camps. After the war he worked for the city of Chicago, became involved in real estate and died in 2013 at 91 years old Â– a hero. BrokawÂ’s book also has some lighter accounts. ThereÂ’s John Caulfied, who served in the Navy. After the war he was a principal and eventually founded the ROMEO Club at a Bar and Grill in Cambridge. Club members shared their camaraderie and their sense of patriotism with visitors. ROMEO? Retired Old Men Eating Out. Thoughts about the war have been whirling through my head, beginning with a recent interview I had with Martin Abrams, 92, a World War II infantryman who received a Purple Heart for severe frostbite. The Palm Harbor retiree talked with me for almost three hours, vividly recalling being extremely cold in the Ardennes Forest and removed from combat in November 1944. He still suffers from leg and feet pain caused by the cold weather. It was an honor to be invited to his house to hear his stories. We are losing 372 American World War II veterans per day. About 558,000 of the 16 million Americans who served remain alive, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says. Whether they served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War or the many engagements since then, countless veterans suffered some hardships Â– and have stories to tell. And our allies as well. My late father was a bombsight technician in the U.S. Army in World War II, stationed for some time in Alaska. I remember my mom bringing up the possibility of taking a vacation to Alaska. Â“Have fun,Â” Dad said. I remember visiting an uncle in 2004 who told me anecdotes of serving in World War II on a sub chaser off Okinawa, I believe. Whenever his crew would sink a submarine, they would y a broom attached to a mast. Chuckling, he said that the ritual indicated Â“a clean sweep.Â” Close to 1,000 of the nearly 1.8 million troops who served in the Korean War die every day. More valuable lives and stories lost. Certainly, Americans have diverse views on war, foreign policies, religion and politics. ThatÂ’s symbolic of our enduring love of freedom Â– which many of our brethren have died for. I hope Americans will take time on Memorial Day to honor our veterans for the sacrifices they made Â– whether by attending a ceremony, visiting a cemetery, displaying an American ag or simply saying thanks to a friend or loved one for their military service. The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress asks Americans at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. It is called an act of unity. Perfect. Please join us. Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. He can be reached at 727397-5563, ext. 330, or by an email at tgermond@ TBNweekly.com. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. 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Shi ett Phone: 727-397-5563 Tom Germond Joe Henderson Scott following familiar campaign formula vs. NelsonBeaches are not ashtraysEditor: My Â“pet peeveÂ”! Why do smokers think they can toss cigarette butts wherever they want? Cigarette butts are litter. Littering is against the law. Butts do not disintegrate, deteriorate, dissolve or degrade. Publix has garbage cans, butt disposals, and yet people empty their car ashtrays in the parking lot. Do they do this at home in their driveways? Walmart has lovely landscaping and garbage cans/butt disposals at all their doors Â– and butts among all the bushes and sidewalks. Speedway on Gulf Boulevard, where maybe there should absolutely be no smoking, has the garbage cans and disposals Â– and the butts! One cannot even eat at some outdoor patio restaurants; McDonaldÂ’s please note. Now the worst part is the beaches. Beaches are not ash trays. Birds eat butts and get clogged up, sh eat butts. If lters are in and made with toxic materials, are the sh we eat toxic? Emoji, the baby manatee, was reported to have butts and plastic bags in its stomach when it died. The beach at JohnÂ’s Pass is sometimes really scattered with butts and children are playing in this sand. Am I the only one bothered by the lack of respect for our beautiful Florida? Nancy Petritis Madeira BeachStrong mayor model sounds like a dictatorshipEditor: I live in Clearwater for many reasons. Not the least of which is the more laid-back community that we are. If I wanted to live in an overcrowded city with no transportation solutions, I would move back to Tampa or St. Petersburg. We already have no traf c solution for Clearwater Beach. Proponents of a strong mayor make the point that cities that have that model allows for the mayor to hire, re and make deals as he/she sees t. Sounds more like a dictatorship to me. I like the current system of community input with a responsive city council and manager. Ken Marlow Clearwater
12A Faith Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 Faith & FamilyFaith leaders to host LGBTQ panel at library GULFPORT Â– A panel of local faith leaders from the Interfaith Tampa Bay Pride Worship Service, including both Christian and non-Christian viewpoints, will give short presentations about how their faith traditions are working to make themselves more open and accepting to LGBTQ seekers. This free program will take place Tuesday, June 19, noon, at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. All are invited. Since many traditions say we are made in GodÂ’s image, does that mean God can be gay too? What does it really mean that Jesus never even mentioned homosexuality? How does being gay affect the quest for enlightenment in non-Western traditions? These and other provocative topics will be covered and there will be time for questions and answers too. Come enjoy a great Â“lunch and learnÂ” program. Attendees may bring their own lunch. For more information, email Greg Stemm at email@example.com. The event is presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library. The center was established in 2014 and is the rst of its kind in a public library setting in Florida, providing collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. The center is a project of the nonpro t Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. New vicar welcomed at Seminole churchSEMINOLE Â– St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church welcomed the Rev. Robert Barry Crow as its new priest on May 1. He and his wife, Ann, and their two Boston terrier dogs, Millie and Mik, came from Destin, where Crow was rector of St. Andrew by the Sea since 2012. The couple is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He follows the Rev. Glad McCurtain, priest-incharge, who was hired temporarily after the death of the Rev. Stephen Ankudowich. McCurtain in now retired. 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Business 13A Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 BriefcaseAll About Women Expo set at West eld Countryside MallCLEARWATER Â– The All About Women Expo will take place Sunday, June 10, noon to 5 p.m., at West eld Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N., Suite 1039, Clearwater. The free event will feature areas that focus on Beauty, Wellness, Fashion and Girls Wanting to Have Fun. There will be make-up and hair techniques, massages and sample products. Attendees also can speak to doctors and health professionals and watch a fashion show. There will be a mother-daughter look-alike contest. Guests may also register to have access to a VIP area with wine tastings, a painting class, photo booth, appetizers and a glam bag full of swag. VIP registration is free, but only 250 spots are available. For information, visit SimplyEventsFL.com.Area Avon representatives earn cruise as part of incentive programSeveral local businesswomen recently earned an all-inclusive trip to Bermuda with AvonÂ’s Cruise Like a Boss incentive program for Avon representatives across the country. The following Pinellas representatives earned the trip: Â Rhonda Orecchio from Clearwater Â Emiliya M. Staykova from Clearwater Â Gina Miles from Largo Â Marva Taylor from Tampa Each year, thousands of Representatives rally to earn this highlycoveted grand prize, and this year Avon was pleased to welcome over 350 Representatives to set sail on the Royal CaribbeanÂ’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship from April 28 to May 3. Â“Our Avon representatives inspire us with their great ambition and motivation to succeed,Â” said Betty Palm in a press release. Palm is president of social selling at Avon. 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They provide their clients with the quality of protection they deserve at a price they can afford. Joanne Dauphin has lived and grown her family here in Pinellas Park for the last eight years. She looks forward to now serving the community as a State Farm agent. Tampa Bay Times to host job fair TAMPA Â– The Tampa Bay Times will host the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair Tuesday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with local companies who have immediate employment needs from entry-level positions to skilled trade, health care and even top managerial positions. There is something for everyone at the Tampa Bay Job Fair. This special event is designed to help put job-seekers face to face with companies such as those listed on the Tampa Bay Times Top Places to Work. The event also will have several of the areaÂ’s top schools for continuing education. Local universities and vocational/technical institutes will be on hand. Attendees should come prepared with their rsum and should dress to impress. Admission is free. No preregistration is required. For information, call Dave LaBell at 727-893-8523.St. Petersburg Arts Alliance to host professional development sessionsST. PETERSBURG Â– The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will present a six-week program of professional development training sessions, providing artists and personnel of arts organizations the skills and con dence to meet business challenges. Monday evening classes will begin June 4, 6 p.m., at The Greenhouse, 440 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Registration for the series is $100. Free parking is available in the city parking lot across the street. To register, visit gh.stpetegreenhouse.org/workshop. aspx?ekey=10380143. Classes will be taught by area arts professionals and business leaders. The arts entrepreneurship program will also provide networking support and mentorship opportunities, connecting emerging artists with seasoned professionals in each artistic genre. Session topics will include: De ning Your Self as a Creative Business, Developing Your Brand, Media and Promotion, Social Media and Marketing, Simple steps to Protect your Creative Expression and the Consequences for Failure to Do So, and Practical Business Tools and Raising Funds. Participants will receive a Certi cate of Completion from the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. For information, call 727-893-7146. Suncoast Credit Union adds commercial insuranceSuncoast Credit Union recently announced the launch of a commercial insurance department and Tatyana Midili has been hired to serve as its business development of cer. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncoast Credit Union, Members Insurance Center (MIC) LLC was created to provide options for insurance needs. MIC offers big insurance company advantages such as broad coverages and lower premiums along with member-oriented excellence in customer service. As business development officer, Midili will focus on commercial insurance and referring business to MemberÂ’s Title, business lending, new accounts and Suncoast Realty. She will also quote all of SuncoastÂ’s commercial loans for insurance. Â“After working in the insurance industry for the past 15 years, my passion is coaching others on how to better protect their family, home, business and health,Â” Midili said in a press release. To submit business news, email editorial@TBNweekly.com. Submissions also may be faxed to 727-397-5900, 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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Events Â Movies Â Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, May 24, 2018 Â Visit www.TBNweekly.comÂ Â“Strait of Gibraltar,Â” by Andrea Lepcio; presented by American Stage Theatre, running May 23 through June 17, at Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by performance. For information and tickets, call 727-823-7529 or visit Americanstage.org. In this sexy romance turned thriller, Miriam, a young American woman, and Sameer, a Muslim man from Morocco, meet at a party and fall in love at rst sight. When Sameer tells Miriam heÂ’s undocumented, she offers to help, but is everything as it seems? Â Blast Friday featuring The Black Honkeys and Robby Steinhardt & The Music of Kansas; Friday, May 25, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Robby Steinhardt, the original violinist, front man and singer from the band Kansas is of cially retired Â… or is he? Steinhardt has come out of retirement to form his own band called Robby Steinhardt & The Music of Kansas, backed by Stormbringer, his band from the 1980s. Known for their soul, funk and rhythm Â‘nÂ’ blues music, The Black Honkeys have won awards in multiple categories for three years running in Creative Loa ngÂ’s Best of the Bay ReaderÂ’s Choice Awards. Front man Brother Phil Esposito is supported on vocals by Nicole Simone, with guitarist Greg Czinke, Will Harris on bass, Steven Tanner on drums, John Â“DashÂ” Dixon on keyboards, along with the fabulous Ebony & Ivory Horn Section with Scott Myers on trombone and Terry Clark on trumpet. Â The Florida Orchestra: Patriotic Salute; Friday, May 25, 8 p.m., at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; and Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $15. Call 727-892-3331 or visit www. oridaorchestra.org. In honor of Memorial Day, the orchestra salutes the American spirit, with music from AmericaÂ’s greatest popular composers, from John Philip Sousa to John Williams. Jeff Tyzik conducts. Â The 97X Barbecue Music & Arts Festival, Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m., at Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. The festival will include performances by Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah & The Lion, AJR and more. In addition to a full day of music, this year organizers celebrate the arts with art exhibits, live demonstrations, art vendors and more. General admission tickets are available, starting at $29. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. Â Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sunday, May 27, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Since their formation in the early 1990s, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been reminding the world that it is still cool to swing. The band was at the forefront of the swing revival of the 1990s, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the bandÂ’s original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation while respecting the musicÂ’s rich legacy. Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY PICTURESAlden Ehrenreich, left, stars as Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca in Â“Solo: A Star Wars Story.Â” Opening this weekend Franchise fans return to a galaxy far, far away as Â‘Solo: A Star Wars StoryÂ’ hits theaters Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:Â‘Solo: A Star Wars StoryÂ’Genre: Action, science ction and adventure Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Michael K. Williams, Ian Kenny, Warwick Davis, Clint Howard, Paul Bettany and Jon Favreau Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Ron Howard Rated: PG-13 Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars sagaÂ’s most unlikely heroes.Â‘How to Talk to Girls at PartiesÂ’Genre: Drama, comedy and romance Cast: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas Director: John Cameron Mitchell Rated: R From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza lm Â“How to Talk to Girls at Parties.Â” Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesnÂ’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters. 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018Opening reception set for second annual Â‘ArtOutÂ’ exhibitGULFPORT Â– An opening reception the second annual Â“ArtOut: LGBTQ Artists in Gulfport,Â” a group art exhibit, will take place Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m., in the atrium space of the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. Complimentary beverages and hors dÂ’oeuvre will be offered. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run May 31 through June 30 and will help celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, featuring the work of 18 visual artists living and/or working in Gulfport. The show will include selected art work by Patsi Aguero, Diane Bains, Jill Barber, Doreen Bryant, Elissa Cardamone, Michael Chapman, Edie Daly, John Deters, Eagle Finegan, Cedar Kindy, Karen Lyndel, Brenda McMahon, Denise Keegan, John Shevlin, Rachel Stevenson, Linda Todd, Deb Wolfe and Barb Zegarek. Media represented in the exhibit will include acrylics, oils, watercolors, glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media and more. Â“ArtOutÂ” is presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library. The center was established in 2014 and is the rst of its kind in a public library setting in Florida, providing collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. The center is a project of the nonpro t Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. For information about Â“ArtOut,Â” email Susan Gore at snowfrog@gmail. com. The exhibit is one event in a full month of programs sponsored by the center to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June. For a full schedule of Pride events, call 727-893-1074 or visit www. mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources.Capitol Theatre to welcome John WaiteCLEARWATER Â– Singer-songwriter John Waite will perform Friday, June 1, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com. Waite got his start as the lead singer of British rockers The Babys. Their hits include Â“IsnÂ’t It Time?Â” and Â“Every Time I Think of You.Â” After ve albums with The Babys, Waite released Â“Ignition,Â” his rst solo album which boasted the hit rock single Â“Change.Â” WaiteÂ’s next solo effort, 1984Â’s Â“No Brakes,Â” did exactly what the title inferred, barreling at runaway train speed to international acclaim and U.S. platinum success thanks to the smash hit, Â“Missing You.Â” The song is considered one of the all-time greatest pop/rock ballads. It topped the international charts and today remains a radio staple around the globe. The following up single, Â“Tears,Â” was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts. Continuing to evolve as both a songwriter and formidable stage presence, Â“Mask of SmilesÂ” was released in 1985. The album included the hit melodies Â“Every Step of the WayÂ” and Â“If Anybody Had a Heart,Â” which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1986 motion picture Â“About Last NightÂ” starring Demi Moore. In 2014, Waite released Â“Best,Â” a greatest hits album that provides a snapshot representing the inspired artistic breadth of this legendary artistÂ’s entire career tallying more than 40 years on the rock and roll highway. The album includes re-recorded versions of signature classics such as Â“Back on My Feet Again,Â” Â“IsnÂ’t It TimeÂ” and Â“Missing YouÂ” as well as hard-hitting live renditions of Â“Head First,Â” Â“Saturday NightÂ” and Â“Change.Â” Â“Songs, and songwriting keeps me inspired, moving forward,Â” Waite states on his Facebook page. Â“I tend to scribble down notes, lyrics or just random thoughts on pieces of paper, backs of cigarette packs, sometimes on my shirt cuff. Rock and roll is closest thing IÂ’ve got to a spiritual power. ItÂ’s been the higher voice in my life and itÂ’s never let me down.Â” Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREJohn Waite plays Capitol Theatre June 1. A&E newsSee A&E, page 3B 052418-3 052418-1 052418-2 FOOD FUN COCKTAILS GAMESTOWN'S BEST SPORTS COVERAGE 393-9110KID FRIENDLYEVERY FRIDAY 55Â¢ WINGS 4-7pmwww.thesportsbarandgrill.com DRINK SPECIALBuy 1 Drink Get 2nd Drink FREE!Equal or Lesser ValueHAPPY HOUR DAILYMONDAY FRIDAY11am 7pm UFC 225 SATURDAY JUNE 9TH BURGERS WINGS SEAFOODPOOL DARTS VIDEO GAMES DOMESTIC BUCKETSPECIALSSATURDAY/SUNDAY NOON-MIDNIGHT DOMESTIC BUCKETSPECIALSSATURDAY/SUNDAY NOON-MIDNIGHT 9685 Bay Pines Blvd.SEMINOLE051018 Rays Baseball All Games Via Satellite Bolts Playoffs All Games Live Via Satellite! CrosswordHoroscopesPlace a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.SudokuSudoku answers from last week Crossword answers from last week May 24, 2018 AriesMarch 21 Â– April 19Aries, swirling emotions may be affecting your peace of mind. This may cause you to obsess and lose control if you let it. Try to stay calm and regain your perspective.TaurusApril 20 Â– May 20DonÂ’t be envious of other peopleÂ’s relationships and possessions, Taurus. You never know what is going on behind othersÂ’ closed doors. Appreciate what you have.GeminiMay 21 Â– June 21Interactions with others may be causing you to remain guarded, Gemini. Open yourself up a bit if you want to foster new friendships and relationships.CancerJune 22 Â– July 22Cancer, if you are fearing rejection, give yourself a muchneeded pep talk and then hang out with good friends. Friends can help you regain your condence. LeoJuly 23 Â– August 22Try not to react without thinking things through, Leo. Knee-jerk reactions are a surere way to land yourself in trouble. Take a moment to think before offering a response.VirgoAugust 23 Â– September 22Virgo, openly expressing your thoughts and feelings can help you form close bonds with others. Share what is on your mind. True friends will commend you for it.LibraSeptember 23 Â– October 22Libra, dedicate yourself to work for a few days so that you can feel reliable and needed. Otherwise, you may ounder around for a little while seeking purpose. ScorpioOctober 23 Â– November 21Scorpio, consider volunteering your time to causes that are important to you, either in your local community or on a grander scale. This will provide a deep sense of satisfaction.SagittariusNovember 22 Â– December 21You may feel like taking a few risks or stepping outside of your comfort zone, Sagittarius. 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Entertainment 3B Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018West Coast Players to stage Â‘GeminiÂ’CLEARWATER Â– West Coast Players will present Â“GeminiÂ” by Albert Innaurato, running June 1-17 at West Coast Players Theater, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. The production will be directed by Tom Costello. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 a person. Call 727-437-2363 or email boxof firstname.lastname@example.org. In this Obie Award winner, Fran GeminianiÂ’s son, Francis, celebrates his 21st birthday with two socialite friends from college, a boisterous, earthy divorcee and her fat, asthmatic son. The antics of this rambunctious crowd are both hilarious and touching. This show contains strong language and adult themes.Capitol adds shows CLEARWATER Â– The Capitol Theatre recently announced Classic Albums Live will perform Pink FloydÂ’s Â“Wish You Were HereÂ” Friday, July 20, 8 p.m.; and The BeatlesÂ’ Â“White AlbumÂ” Sunday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Classic Albums Live Series packages, which include a ticket to each of the four Classic Albums Live shows, are available and priced at $99. Reserved single show tickets priced at $50, $45, and $35 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket of ce, 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater; or by calling 727-791-7400. Visit AtTheCap.com. Pink FloydÂ’s Â“Wish You Were HereÂ” includes hit songs such as Â“Shine on You Crazy Diamond,Â” Â“Welcome to the Machine,Â” Â“Have a CigarÂ” and more. The BeatlesÂ’ Â“White AlbumÂ” includes hit songs like Â“While My Guitar Gently Weeps,Â” Â“RevolutionÂ” and Â“Blackbird.Â” Tickets for previously announced Classic Albums Live shows are still available. Shows include Led ZeppelinÂ’s Â“Houses of the HolyÂ” on Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m.; and Â“The Eagles Greatest HitsÂ” on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.American Stage Theatre to present Â‘Strait of GibraltarÂ’ST. PETERSBURG Â– American Stage will present Â“Strait of Gibraltar,Â” the first play discovered through the 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival. The production will run May 23 through June 17 at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Wednesday, 7 p.m.; and Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets start at $39. Call 727-823-7529 or visit Americanstage.org. Â“Strait of Gibraltar,Â” by Andrea Lepcio, will be directed by Jim Sorensen. The play was selected among more than 300 national submissions of new plays. In this sexy romance turned thriller, Miriam, a young American woman, and Sameer, a Muslim man from Morocco, meet at a party and fall in love at rst sight. When Sameer tells Miriam heÂ’s undocumented, she offers to help, but is everything as it seems? A smart, riveting play that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act.Summer, fall art classes set for DFACDUNEDIN Â– Registration is now open for both summer and fall sessions of art classes at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Imagine a blank sheet of paper, a ball of clay and a world of possibilities. Those possibilities dwell within each person. The Dunedin Fine Art Center just wants to help students realize them. There are no grades in these classes, and no failure either. Students earn the reward of freeing their creativity. While DFAC offers top-notch instruction in traditional arts, such as drawing, painting, and pottery, students also find exciting offerings in digital imaging, fashion design, jewelry, metal-working, stone-carving and wood-turning to name a few. The Dunedin Fine Art CenterÂ’s Gladys Douglas School of the Arts is currently registering for the upcoming session of classes for children, teens and adults, with discounted tuition rates for DFAC members. Scholarships are also available. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available as well as oneday to week-long workshops in a variety of media. The Summer I session runs June 4 through July 15. The Workshop Week will be July 16-22. The Summer II session will run July 23 through Sept. 2. The Workshop Week will be Sept. 4-9. The Fall I session runs Sept. 10 through Oct. 21. The Workshop Week will be Oct. 22-29. The Fall II session runs Oct. 29 through Dec. 16. For information or to register, call 727-298-3322 or visit www. dfac.org. Â“Deadpool 2Â” Â– which is actually a better lm than its predecessor Â– made me think of Alexander PopeÂ’s Â“The Rape of the Lock.Â” Before condemning me for comparing an R-rated superhero ick with a celebrated work by the 18th-century English poet, think about it. According to college professors who still include it in their curriculum, Â“The Rape of the LockÂ” is considered the best mock-heroic poem in English literature. Pope superimposed the high style of the traditional epic upon a real-life conict over something trivial. In doing so, the poet satirizes high society and made caricatures of the antagonists. To be honest, I donÂ’t know if David Leitch, director of Â“Deadpool 2,Â” is a fan of Pope. But Leitch, along with the team of writers who worked on the script, certainly understand satire. Â“Deadpool 2,Â” like its predecessor, simultaneously lampoons and transcends the superhero genre through the use of meta references, in-jokes and self-deprecation. ItÂ’s important to note that all of that snark and vulgarity come from the character of Deadpool. Remove that character and the lm is just another run-ofthe-mill, no-frills superhero movie with no outstanding qualities to set it apart from its contemporaries. To be fair, Deadpool has never been a cookie-cutter superhero. Most of the giants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Â– characters such as Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and Hulk Â– date back to the Silver Age of comic books, debuting in the 1960s. Captain America is the old man in the group, having made his rst appearance in 1941. Deadpool is a baby compared to all of those superheroes. He made his debut in issue 98 of Â“The New MutantsÂ” in 1991. Before claiming his moniker, he was Wade Wilson, a mercenary and assassin. He earned the nickname Â“Merc with a MouthÂ” due to his proclivity for constant sarcasm. He is also known for breaking the fourth wall. In both print and film, he is an antihero cut from the same cloth as Snake Plissken, Max Rockatansky and EastwoodÂ’s Man with No Name. Deadpool is the part Ryan Reynolds was born to play. He doesnÂ’t smooth the characterÂ’s rough edges one bit Â– he makes them even more jagged and disheveled. At the same time, he gives glimpses into the pain behind the pessimism and the sorrow behind the cynicism. It is the writing that makes Â“Deadpool 2Â” superior to the previous lm. Â“DeadpoolÂ” never got beyond the basic origin story. Good as it was, it felt un nished. In Â“Deadpool 2,Â” Deadpool has to face the consequences of his work as a mercenary before dealing with Cable (Josh Brolin), a cybernetic soldier from the future determined to kill a young mutant named Russell Collins (Julian Dennison). Aiding him at various points in the story are X-Men members Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). Deadpool also enlists the help of some new heroes, with Domino (Zazie Beetz) playing the biggest role. Brolin gives a riveting performance as Cable. KapicicÂ’s Colossus is the straight man to wisecracking Deadpool, often providing an additional source of humor as a prim and proper goody-two-shoes preoccupied with cleaning up the antiheroÂ’s act to make him an upstanding X-Men member. Make no mistake: Â“Deadpool 2Â” is purposefully offensive and earns its R rating. The central character is irreverent and obscene. HeÂ’s less interested in jailing villains than chopping off their limbs Â– particularly if itÂ’s shot in slow motion. Viewed from a certain perspective, it probably seems like a gory nihilistic orgy. Taken as superhero absurdism depicted in mock-heroic context, Â“Deadpool 2Â” is gleefully subversive and relentlessly funny. 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.Movie reviewWith its rampant snark, vulgarity and gore, Â‘Deadpool 2Â’ is a delightful, action-packed mock-heroic epic Photo courtesy of TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXDeadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) try to defuse a volatile situation in Twentieth Century FoxÂ’s Â“Deadpool 2.Â” Photo by JOE LEDERER/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXZazie Beetz stars as Domino. Reel TimeLee Clark Zumpe Photo courtesy of TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXJosh Brolin stars as Cable, a cybernetic soldier from the future. 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As Prince is captured by the Druglord (Milla Jovovich), the WarlordÂ’s forces roar in Â– and Prince ghts to save the remnants of humanity.Â‘Mary ShelleyÂ’Genre: Drama, romance and biography Cast: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt and Stephen Dillane Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour Rated: PG-13 Â“Mary ShelleyÂ” tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) Â– author of Â“Frankenstein,Â” one of the worldÂ’s most famous Gothic novels Â– and her ery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth.) The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her familyÂ’s horror they run away together, joined by MaryÂ’s half-sister Claire (Bel Powley.) In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord ByronÂ’s (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come, but society at the time puts little value in female authors. At the tender age of 18, Mary is forced to challenge these preconceptions, to protect her work and to forge her own identity.Â‘In DarknessÂ’Genre: Thriller Cast: Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein and Emily Ratajkowski Director: Anthony Byrne Not yet rated A blind musician is pulled into LondonÂ’s gritty criminal underworld after she hears a murder being committed in the apartment above her. OPENING, from page 1B A&E, from page 2B The Beacon. A tradition in your neighborhood. Doors Open at 11:00am Early Bird Games Begin at Noon Bright, Clean, Friendly Environment!! 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8B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018CLEARWATER Â– Legendary rock musicians and cultural icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top will come together for the Blues and Bayous Tour, kicking off May 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road and the city of Clearwater, the tour makes a stop in the Tampa Bay area Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $40 and may be purchased through ETIX.com. For information, call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. For tour information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.johnfo gerty.com and www.zztop.com. As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, FogertyÂ’s career spans 50 years and he is hailed as one of the most in uential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including Â“Born on the Bayou,Â” Â“Green River,Â” Â“Proud MaryÂ” and Â“Bad Moon Rising,Â” Fogerty has been honored as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, 100 Greatest Songwriters and 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Earning induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and Baseball Hall of Fame, he is also a New York Times best-selling author for his memoir Â“Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.Â” FogertyÂ’s fervent vocals and modernized rockabilly songs built on his classic guitar riffs made Creedence Clearwater Revival the preeminent American singles band of the late 1960s and early 1970s. CCRÂ’s rough-hewn rockers often dealt with political and cultural issues, and the quartet appeared at the Woodstock Festival. Creedence had seven major hit singles in 1969 and 1970, including Â“Bad Moon Rising,Â” Â“Green River,Â” Â“Fortunate Son,Â” Â“Down on the Corner,Â” Â“TravelinÂ’ Band,Â” Â“Up Around the BendÂ” and Â“LookinÂ’ Out My Back Door.Â” Immediately after the breakup of CCR, Fogerty released a bluegrass/ country album Â“The Blue Ridge Rangers,Â” on which he played all the instruments. Two songs, the Hank Williams classic Â“Jambalaya (On the Bayou)Â” and Â“Hearts of Stone,Â” made the Top 40. In 1985, Fogerty re-emerged with the album Â“Center eld,Â” a typically simple, tuneful collection that sold 2 million copies and produced hit singles in Â“The Old Man Down the Road,Â” Â“Rock and Roll GirlsÂ” and Â“Centereld.Â” Â“ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F. Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists,Â” Fogerty said in a press release announcing the tour. Â“Riffs, blues and bayous ... bucket list!Â” ZZ Top holds the distinction of being one of the longest running bands with the original line-up. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard re ect their Texas roots in everything with their non-stop rock and blues, resulting in over 50 million albums sold worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards, calling the bandÂ’s relationship to the blues, Â“the heart of the matter.Â” Somewhere in Houston in 1969, ZZ Top coalesced from the core of two rival bands. The new group debuted with the appropriately titled Â“ZZ TopÂ’s First AlbumÂ” in 1971 and followed up in 1972 with Â“Rio Grande Mud.Â” Both albums re ected their strong blues roots. The bandÂ’s third, 1973Â’s Â“Tres Hombres,Â” brought them national attention with the hit Â“La Grange,Â” still one of the bandÂ’s signature pieces today. The album Â“Fandango!Â” followed in 1975 and featured the hit Â“Tush.Â” The bandÂ’s momentum and success built during its rst decade, culminating in the legendary Â“World Wide Texas Tour,Â” with a production that included a longhorn steer, a buffalo, buzzards, rattlesnakes and a Texas-shaped stage. Following a lengthy hiatus during which the individual members of the band traveled the world, they switched labels from British DeccaÂ’s London label to Warner Bros. and returned with Â“DeguelloÂ” Â– which boasted fan favorites Â“I Thank YouÂ” and Â“Cheap SunglassesÂ” Â– and Â“El LocoÂ” Â– which included the provocative songs Â“Tube Snake BoogieÂ” and Â“Pearl Necklace.Â” By the time Â“EliminatorÂ” was released in 1983, MTV had been around for a few years. ZZ Top experienced a paradigm shift as they incorporated a synthesizer, drum machine and sequencer and created serialized videos to help promote their music. The album charted songs such as Â“Gimme All Your LovinÂ’,Â” Â“Got Me Under Pressure,Â” Â“TV Dinners,Â” Â“Sharp Dressed ManÂ” and Â“Legs.Â” The melding of grungy guitar-based blues with synth-pop was seamless and continued with the follow-up album Â“AfterburnerÂ” as they continued their chart juggernaut. ZZ Top has become a certi ed rock institution, contemporary in every way, yet still completely connected to the founding fathers of the genre. Â“John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and weÂ’re looking forward to rippinÂ’ it up together this spring,Â” said ZZ TopÂ’s Gibbons. Â“WeÂ’ve got a great show lined up for yaÂ’!Â”Blues & Bayous City of Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road to present John Fogerty and ZZ Top at Coachman Park Photo courtesy of MAD INK PRJohn Fogerty, who co-founded Creedence Clearwater Revival, takes the stage June 2 at ClearwaterÂ’s Coachman Park. 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Seminole Beacon, May 24, 2018 052418-2My name is Jaime McKnight and I am a native Floridian, born and raised in this paradise we call St. Petersburg. I live, work, and play here and know the real estate market very well. If you are either looking to buy or sell, you know that selecting the right Realtor is critical for a successful real estate experience. I would be honored to prove to you that I am the best. I promise to apply my dedication and work ethic for you, as I have done for my local 501(c)(3) non-pro t, Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue, that I founded in 2013. My rescue caters to saving senior, critically ill, handicapped, and hospice small dogs from kill shelters all over the state of Florida. My hard work, dedication, and passion has made Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue locally and nationally recognized as a ve star non-pro t. I have saved over 100 dogs each year while also managing a full-time, successful sales career. As I have worked rescue magic' on the many dogs I have saved with my touch of sparkle, I am now here to put the sparkle in the real estate world for you! Call me today and let me and my furry rescued crew work some real estate magic! Your Pinellas County Specialist Licensed since 1981 Christian attributes his success and longevity in Real Estate to his core philosophies " Be Transparent, Honest and Ethical". My clients know that they are the single most important aspect of my business and keeping them informed is paramount to a successful transaction. He doesn't just listen He "hears" the wants and needs and works diligently to meet your expectations. Often Buyers and Sellers don't know exactly what they want initially, there is so much information available that it becomes confusing and complicated. Should we sell? Is it the right time to Buy? That's where Christian's experience separates him from other Realtors. 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With an exclusive door entrance that opens to a grand living/dining room area, complete with exquisite crown molding nishing touches. This home boasts of a large kitchen, featuring wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a lovely backsplash and newly installed stainless-steel appliances. This spacious kitchen opens to a roomy kitchen nook perfect for casual dining! A large Family room provides plenty of space that would be great for a TV area to sit back in comfort and watch your favorite television shows! The grand master suite, complete with a nice sized walk-in closet and inviting master bath, houses a separate walk-in shower and dual sink and vanity. An open oor plan, gives way to the other spacious rooms. Along with the many impressive features, you will also be grateful for the robust storage space provided in this home! Located near the YMCA in a great school district along with the convenience of a hospital nearby with easy access to airports, Tampa and the beaches. This is the perfect home for any growing family! $339,900727-381-2345 3325 66th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710 280 Beach Drive N. E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 ColdwellBankerHomes.comWe Provide Superior Agent Support Call Today for a Con dential Consultation!Real estate agents af liated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor agents and are not employ ees of the Company. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you sh ould not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residentia l Real Estate fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. 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