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Submit your recipes to lmosby@TBNweekly. com for a chance to be featured on TBNÂ’s new food page each month. VIEWPOINTS Bob DriverSome alternatives to the tape.Â… Page 12A. Red tide, scienti c name Karenia brevis, is a naturally occurring organism. A harmful bloom occurs when colonies of the algae grow out of control. When red tide begins to grow out of control, it can cause problems due to the toxins the algae produce. These brevetoxins affect the central nervous system and can kill sh, shell sh, mammals and birds. Red tides can last as little as a few weeks or more than a year. FWC says the duration depends on conditions that in uence its growth, such as sunlight, nutrients and salinity, as well as the speed and direction of wind and water currents. Red tide does not occur in fresh water environments. Wave action can break open red tide cells causing them to release the toxins in the air and cause respiratory illness in people, which is a particular problem for people with chronic respiratory conditions. In the latest report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, red tide was found in samples from Pinellas with concentrations ranging from background to low. It was also found in very low concentrations in samples collected in or offshore Hillsborough Counties. By comparison, samples collected in or offshore in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, contained concentrations ranging from background to high concentrations."I began to monitor it online about three weeks ago," Martinez said Saturday while lounging under a beach umbrella as he watched his kids swim in the Gulf of Mexico off Indian Shores. "We had plans for Anna Maria (Island), but 10 days ago I realized the red tide had become terrible there so I pulled the plug and started looking around here. "I'm glad I did. It's our rst time to Indian Shores and we like it." It's a common story these past few weeks, as the widespread algae bloom associated with a worse-than-usual red tide has caused considerable havoc for Florida beaches to the south in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties. So far, Pinellas County's 35 miles of gulf-front sand have remained in the clear despite sitting right on the border of where both massive sh kill and subsequent poor air quality have loomed large. "We're getting hundreds and hundreds of calls about red tide probably 20 a day. We're inundated," Darlene Kole, president and CEO of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, said. "So many people are nervous and hesitant about it, and others are desperate to nd a place where they can go. There is very little occupancy left on the beach right now." By BRIAN GOFF TBN CorrespondentINDIAN ROCKS BEACH The special Task Force formed to nd a way to fund the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District has come up with a figure designed to keep the district operating without having to cut service or lay off any employees. At its Aug. 16 meeting, task force members decided that a $100 annual increase be imposed on homeowners and businesses within the district. That resolution will now have to be approved by the fire district Board of Commissioners and then, if approved, go to a referendum in the March 2019 election. Much of the discussion at the meeting centered on how many hotel/motel rooms were in the district and how increases would be handled. It was decided that motels, which currently pay $165 a year per room, will pay the additional $100 or $265 a year Residents, of cials watch for signs of algae bloomsFire district task force: Increase assessmentsPhoto by TOM GERMONDA Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District Task Force is recommending that annual assessments be increased by $100. RED TIDE waves at Tampa Bay By JOHN MORTON Â Tampa Bay NewspapersINDIAN SHORESNew York CityÂ’s Jose Martinez was excited about the long-awaited summer getaway he had planned for his family. It was a nal chance to escape the Manhattan hustle and bustle before school began back home for his kids. But then he heard two words that made him nervous: red tide. RED TIDE: What you need to know What is red tide?How long does red tide last?How can red tide hurt humans?Is there red tide in Pinellas County?Â– Data compiled by SUZETTE PORTERSee TIDE, page 4A Photo courtesy of FWCWhale shark necropsy performed on Sanibel Island by FWCÂ’s Dr. Gregg Poulakis and NOAAÂ’s Dr. Jose Castro along with additional FWC staff. INDIAN ROCKS BEACH See FIRE, page 4A SEMINOLE Citizens request Purple Heart ParkA group of Seminole residents would like Pinellas County to designate the former water tower site as a Purple Heart Park.... Page 3A. POLICE Arrest made in fatal car crashPinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 60-year-old Seminole man Aug. 14 on two counts of DUI manslaughter in connection with a July 28 crash where two men died at the scene.... Page 8A. OUTDOORS Dolphin WatchAlbert Einstein saw the world differently than anyone else. He saw empty space bend on itself like a licorice stick. He saw time stretch, shrink, and stretch again as if it were elastic. ... Page 14A. HEALTH & FITNESS Two measles cases reportedThe Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County announced Aug. 15 that it had been notified of two additional confirmed cases of measles. Both cases are in the same household and both individuals are unvaccinated. The infections were acquired locally.... Page 15A. By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE Five candidates have quali ed to run for two City Council seats currently held by Chris Burke and Trish Springer. The qualifying period to run in the upcoming 2018 election opened July 31 and ended Aug. 13. Incumbents Burke and Springer, who will both seek reelection, are being challenged by former city councilor Dan Hester, and political newcomers, Thomas Marrah, Jr. and Kelly Wissing. A sixth candidate, Tom Christy, also qualified to run for council. However, days after qualifying, he withdrew from the election. In a letter received by City Clerk Patty Beliveau Aug. 17, Christy wrote, "Please accept this document as our withdrawal from the 2018 election process in the city of Seminole, November 6, 2018." Beliveau said this would have been Christy's 10th attempt to run for council. He last ran in 2017, when he lost to incumbents Roger Edelman and Bob Matthews. Christy did not respond to the Beacon's request for comment, but he did submit a Letter to the Editor of Tampa Bay By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE Following a public hearing at their Aug. 14 meeting, councilors unanimously gave initial approval to a development agreement that allows the construction of a 49-lot detached singlefamily residential subdivision on 9.76 acres at 9180 82nd Ave. Members of the Turner family have owned the land since 1953. 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2A Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018 082318 SEMINOLE Â 7501 Seminole Blvd. Â (727) 391-6642 SUNSET POINT Â 23988 U.S. Hwy. 19 N. Â (727) 441-3591 LARGO MALL Â 10500 Ulmerton Rd., Ste. 740 Â (727) 586-5553 FT. HARRISON Â 820 S. Ft. Harrison Ave. Â (727) 581-7472 S. PASADENA Â 1155 Pasadena Ave. Â (727) 347-2938 ST. PETERSBURG (727) 522-3692 PALM HARBOR (727) 787-1866 ZEPHYRHILLS (813) 788-7833 PORT RICHEY (727) 848-4746 BROOKSVILLE (352) 597-9689 SPRING HILL (352) 200-2034 PLANT CITY (813) 754-4813 NORTH TAMPA (813) 935-0824 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-8451 BRITTON PLAZA (813) 831-9442 BRANDON (813) 681-4046 INVERNESS (352) 726-1916 HOMOSASSA (352) 621-8000 ELLENTON (941) 722-7200 BRADENTON (941) 747-6966 PORT CHARLOTTE (941) 623-4918 NORTH SARASOTA (941) 355-3800 SOUTH SARASOTA (941) 922-6028 VENICE (941) 451-5070 N. LAKELAND (863) 682-1965 S. LAKELAND (863) 646-6663 WINTER HAVEN (863) 297-8000 27 Locations in the Tampa Bay area
3A Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018Seminole 3A Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018Seminole residents seek land for Purple Heart Park By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER A group of Seminole residents would like Pinellas County to designate the former water tower site as a Purple Heart Park. The water tower, on the corner of 74th Avenue and 113th Street, was torn down last year after a group of city residents lost their ght to save it. Negotiations with the city of Seminole to take over the property to preserve what residents had called a landmark and an icon failed. The county's position was because the water tower was no longer in use, the cost to maintain it and the land surrounding it was a drain on resources. Built in 1951, the tower was decommissioned in 2012 after it was no longer needed to provide water to the city and nearby areas. Demolition of the tower began Aug. 4, 2017. The plan had been to sell the land and recoup some of the county's investment. At the County Commission's Aug. 7 meeting, two Seminole residents talked about an idea to use the property as a Purple Heart Park. Edward Lewis, immediate past commander and now historian of the Cross Bayou American Legion, said the county was home to 13 American Legion posts. "It would be an honor and create a legacy for our county" to turn the land into a park to honor veterans as opposed to selling it as commercial property. Pinellas County received the designation as a Purple Heart County on Aug. 3, 2017. The city of Seminole received its Purple Heart designation March 28, 2017. The city of Oldsmar was of cially named a Purple Heart City Oct. 20, 2015. Dunedin was designated as Florida's first Purple Heart City Aug. 3, 2006. Dunedin has a dedicated Purple Heart Park. Seminole resident Dot Miller told commissioners that many residents were concerned about what would happen to the land that used to be a park surrounding the water tower. She said during discussions about it, an idea was born to make it a park. She said a Purple Heart Park could be supported by the county's many military organizations. A petition drive has garnered more than 1,770 signatures from those who support a Purple Heart Park at the old water tower location. Miller said more signatures were coming in, as the idea is communicated "word of mouth." She said since Pinellas County is built-out, it is important to preserve greenspaces. She added that the area is already congested and doesn't need more traf c. "The water tower was a beacon for the area, let the land be a beacon for our vets," she said. Later in the meeting, commissioners discussed the request with Commissioner Dave Eggers saying the location might not be right for a Purple Heart Park. County Administrator Mark Woodard said he was looking into the request. Woodard admitted that the county had not received any bids on the property. He also said that the county's charter called for it to maintain regional passive parks. However, he pointed out that the county already had a "jewel" the War Veterans Memorial Park at Bay Pines. Instead of having a designated Purple Heart Park, he suggested that a memorial be added to the existing park at Bay Pines. He said he would talk to the county's partners about an appropriate memorial under military protocol. Eggers suggested involving the county's military veterans advisory group. He said that another suitable location might be the veterans' memorial at Crest Lake in Clearwater. Woodard said the county had already made an investment in the park at Bay Pines. "It's an appropriate place," he said.Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com. A group of Seminole-area residents wants the county to build a Purple Heart Park on the former Seminole Water Tower property. 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4A Seminole Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018subdivision, which will be built and developed by KB Homes. The developer has worked closely with city staff to create the development agreement for the property, which currently contains two single-family homes, since the summer of 2017. The project was initially brought before council at its July 10 meeting. At the time, councilors tabled their vote on the development after hearing concerns from those neighboring the property. Council asked the developers to address these issues, which included privacy, drainage and traf c congestion. KB Homes held an Aug. 8 community outreach meeting with neighbors and revised the design of the property to mitigate some of these concerns. Seminole City Planner Jan Norsoph called it a "more ef cient site plan layout." By eliminating one of the retention ponds, developers were able to create a 30-foot buffer along the western boundary of the property, addressing the privacy concerns of those neighboring that portion of the development. Developers also revised their landscape plan to add to this privacy buffer. In addition to planting areca palm trees along this border, KB Homes will also plant canopy trees, mostly live oaks and weeping willows. Developers also hired traffic consultant, Robert Pergolizzi of Gulf Coast Consulting, to conduct a traf c study in the area. Because 82nd Avenue isn't a regulated roadway, the county doesn't have a traf c count for it, he said. During his July traf c study of 82nd Avenue just west of Starkey Road and east of 91st Street, Pergolizzi said that just over 700 cars used the two-lane undivided road each day. The roadway has a capacity of around 10,000 each day, he added. "Our counts could be increased 10 times and you wouldn't have a capacity problem," he said. During the public hearing, several speakers expressed concern that this information might be inaccurate. "(It's) not exactly correct when that information is insuf cient," said Blaine Lawson, adding that the traf c study was conducted when "snowbirds" haven't returned to the area and school wasn't in session. As for drainage concerns, engineer Reed Haydon stressed that the developers are in compliance with regulations established by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and "over compensate for 100year ood plain impact." At the same meeting, the council also voted to rezone a 3.69-acre portion of the property from Residential Rural to Residential Low. The Residential Low designation allows develops to build up to ve units per acre. The remaining 6.07 acres of the property is already zones Residential Low. Second and nal hearings on both the development agreement and rezoning will take place at the Aug. 28 City Council meeting. DEVELOPMENT, from page 1A Newspapers. In this letter, he wrote that he decided to "sit out this election cycle" because of "simple math." He wrote, "Because of the awed way that Seminole holds its local elections, the process becomes more of a cattle call than an orderly election. As many people as may wish can run. This many times results in someone getting the smallest fraction of votes and gaining a place on the council, and no one gets a plurality."Meet the candidatesThe Seminole Beacon recently submitted several basic questions to the five candidates running for council. Here are their responses: Name: Chris Burke Age: 53 Years in Seminole: Almost 40 Government experience: Six years on Seminole City Council. Twenty-nine years with the city of Largo Police Department, which includes numerous facets of government interactions (at) the local, state and federal level. Ten years of indirect federal government experience while serving in the United States Army and United States Army Reserve. Community involvement: Previous positions: president of the Blessed Sacrament School Advisory Council, president of homeowners' association, Seminole Shooting Stars soccer coach, certi ed youth soccer referee, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9272, Friends of Seminole Library Reason for running: I am running to remain on the City Council so that we may continue the economic boom and city growth that Seminole has seen during my time on the council. Good government fosters great cities, and I'm pleased to have been part of the renaissance that Seminole is experiencing. Our residents are proud of their city; let's keep it going! Top three issues in Seminole: The top three issues in Seminole would be: One, continuing the amazing business growth, especially in and around City Center. Two, maintaining our incredibly low property tax rate which has not gone up in 12 years, and won't while I'm on council! Three, keeping our streets safe by continuing to focus on traf c issues such as high congestion areas and excessive speed. Name: Dan Hester Age: 63 Years in Seminole: 30+ Government experience: Served the citizens of the city of Seminole for ve years (two terms) from 2005/2010. Served on Pinellas County Transportation Task Force. I've been actively involved in city and county government for over 30 years working with our elected officials to bring positive change and direction to our city and county. Community involvement: Founder/former president of MEOW Now, Inc., a 501(c)3. Spent 18 months working with Pinellas County Animal Services, Pinellas County Commissioners advancing trap/neuter/ vaccinate/return (TNVR). TNVR is legal in Pinellas County and the organization has TNVR'd 5,000 cats in our county. I also served on the Board of Directors of the SPCA Tampa Bay. Current president of my community homeowners' association. Reason for running: I'm starting to see some cracks forming in the foundation of our city, which are concerning. I don't believe the citizens have a voice nor do I believe some of the elected of cials do their homework when representing their constituents. Top three issues in Seminole: One, public safety (getting behind the increasing crime rate in the City, first responder resources need examination); two, accountable and responsible development in the city (revision to the city comprehensive plan where required); and three, I believe the city can do a better job of prioritizing the allocation of residents' tax-dollars. Name: Thomas Marrah, Jr Age: 60 Years in Seminole: 23 Government experience: No elected government experience. Served in the United States Navy. Community involvement: I'm an usher at Blessed Sacrament Church. I volunteer to train a group at the Seminole Recreation Center called the Seminole Rec Mud Warriors to run in mud runs in the area. All ages and tness levels. I also volunteer to help with events at the rec (center). Reason for running: I decided to run for council, because I think the city of Seminole is a great place to live and it is time I give back to this great community. Top three issues in Seminole: Some issues I want to look at if elected are hurricane readiness in protecting against power outage and closer evacuation center and infrastructure. Name: Trish Springer Age: 52 Years in Seminole: 30 Government experience: Three years on Seminole City Council. Involvement with the Suncoast League of Cities and Florida League of Cities. Community involvement: Eight years on the Seminole Recreation Board and past chair. Past president Seminole Kiwanis Club. Reason for running: My reason for running is to keep and maintain the great city (Seminole) is with our budget and services, and (also to) maintain (our) quality of life. (I've) learned a lot and am involved with the Suncoast League of Cities, the Florida League of Cities and (am) on several committees to ght for home rule. Top three issues in Seminole: Three issues that are not really issues, but projects that the city is completing are: open green spaces, getting Orange Blossom Park upgraded and nished, (and,) of course, Waterfront Park that will hold our Veterans Memorial Ring of Honor. Also, (I) am proud to keep our tax rate down and (the city has) not raised taxes in over 10 years and still keeps our city services in balance. Name: Kelly Wissing Age: 43 Years in Seminole: I have lived at my current home 13 years, but I grew up in Seminole as well. I am a true Floridian, born and raised in Pinellas County. Government experience: None Community involvement: School Advisory Council chair at Starkey Elementary, Starkey Elementary PTA member and several years as a past board member, Old Salt Fishing Foundation active volunteer, Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation Fishing Tournament Committee member. Reason for running: Representing families in Seminole. Top three issues in Seminole: One, increase communication in our city. Many residents express feelings that they do not know what is going on in our city or how our council can represent them. Give our residents a voice that can be heard and recognized. Two, invest in our Recreation Department; invest in our youth that will be the future of Seminole. Three, create an atmosphere for city employees and residents that will encourage them to keep their revenue in Seminole by investing in our local businesses and create larger community involvement. Chris Burke Kelly Wissing Thomas Marrah Dan Hester Trish Springer Around SeminoleHealthy, Wealthy & Wise Expo setSEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Expo Friday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Seminole Garden Apartments' Peacock Center, 8324 112th St. The free event will feature dozens of local businesses offering a variety of goods and services. There will also be giveaways throughout the day, and a 50/50 raf e. Breakfast and lunch, provided by Seminole Gardens, will be available for purchase. CVS will also be offering u shots on site. So, attendees are encouraged to bring their health insurance information with them. For more information, call the chamber at 727-392-3245.Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets weeklySEMINOLE Want to develop better speaking and presentation skills; think quickly and clearly on your feet; and open doors in your personal and professional life? Learn how by attending a free Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meeting Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the group will offer a special presentation called "Dealing with Dif cult People." Guests ages 18 and older are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Dennis Hamel at 727-374-2612 or visit www.seminolespc. toastmastersclubs.org.Sunday Musicale set SEMINOLE The next Sunday Musicale at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., will take place Sunday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m. A quartet of classical vocalists will perform Broadway Highlights from Great Musicals. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Seminole Library, is free and open to the public. Email email@example.com.WomenÂ’s Bible Study to kick off Sept. 13SEMINOLE The Largo-Seminole Women's Bible Study will begin with an opening coffee Thursday, Sept. 13, 9:25 to 11 a.m., at Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd., Seminole. This is a non-denominational study, meeting every Thursday at the church. Ladies of all ages are invited. The group will be studying the book of Haggai and the minor prophets. There is no charge and child care is provided. For more information, call Mary Jane Schmidt at 727-709-6482 or Marguerite Harter at 727-474-7139. Visit www.lswbs.org.Seminole Wednesday Market accepting applicationsSEMINOLE The city of Seminole voted earlier this year to allow the move of the entire Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market operation to the city in November. The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market enjoyed nearly five seasons on Madeira Way and is being relocated due to construction plans that are currently underway in Madeira Beach. General vendor applications and acceptance for the Seminole Wednesday Market opened Aug. 1. Preference will be given to those vendors in good standing with the Beach Markets and to those who are applying to vend produce and/or plants. Forms are available now via the Beach Markets website at www.TheBeachMarkets.com. The new market will be open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be located on the grounds of the City of Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. in Seminole. For information, visit www.thebeachmarkets.comSeminole Chiefs seeks sponsorsSEMINOLE The Seminole Chiefs Youth Football and Cheerleading Association, a not-for-pro 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 families, 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 association's website, social media outlets and team app program. For more information, visit seminolechiefs.info.Friends of the Seminole Library Shoppe hoursSEMINOLE 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. Kiwanis offer Seminole Water Tower mementosSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole have created Seminole Water Tower mementos using scrap pieces from the tower, which was demolished by the county last year. The memento comes in a box with a color picture of the water tower and information about its history. Funds raised from this project will bene t the Kiwanis' programs in the community. For more information, call Wayne at 727-393-5281 or Arden at 727542-7581.Church offers tness classesSEMINOLE Connect2Christ Church, 9398 Oakhurst Rd., will offer various tness classes taught by Eileen Arsenault of FitnessSimple. Jazzercise classes will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. They will be followed by yoga classes at 10:10 a.m. For more information, email Eileen. email@example.com or call 727-481-3995.Scrabble Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Scrabble Club meets at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N., Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free event. All skill levels are welcome. Attendees are requested to bring game boards if they have one at home. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Business consultant to visit chamberSEMINOLE Yolanda Cowart with Pinellas County Economic Development will be at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suite 1, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Call 727-392-3245 for more information.Chess clubs meet at librarySEMINOLE Chess players of all ages (children, teens, and adults) and all levels of play (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) are invited to attend the Two Towers Chess Club (second and fourth Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) or the Seminole Chess Club (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.) at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The Two Towers Chess Club is especially for beginners and youth, with chess coaches on hand to teach, encourage and critique. The Seminole Chess Club is for players who already know the rules and etiquette of the game. Boards and pieces are provided or feel free to bring your own. The clubs are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Call 727-394-6923 for more information.Medicare guidance available at librarySEMINOLE Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn to. The Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas will be partnering with Seminole Community Library to provide Medicare counseling through the SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Program. Specially trained volunteers of the SHINE Program will begin offering Medicare counseling at the library, located at 9200 113th St. N. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health care coverage. Every day SHINE volunteers answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and more. The new site at the Seminole Community Library will allow the program to reach more community members who may be unaware of SHINE and the bene ts the program offers. SHINE volunteer counselors can even assist eligible Medicare bene ciaries to nd programs that lower prescription drug costs or provide prescription drugs at no cost. Appointments are available monthly on the second and third Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 727-394-6909 to make an appointment. For more information, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), or visit www. oridashine.org.Seminole Junior WomanÂ’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE The GFWC Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. The group is dedicated to serving the community, particularly through programs helping children. Club activities include providing dinner to families at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg and the SJWC's annual "Share Our Spirit" food drive, which helps feed Seminole children during the winter holiday break. Those interested in learning more about the SJWC are welcome to attend the meetings. Call 727-251-1037, email GFWCSeminole@gmail.com or visit fb.me/Seminolejuniors for more information.Kiwanis Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rotary Club to meetSEMINOLE The Rotary Club of Seminole meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon at the Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Email pstock email@example.com for more information.City collecting food donationsSEMINOLE Mayor Leslie Waters encourages citizens to help stock the shelves at the Interfaith Food Pantry. Drop-off locations are: City Hall, 9199 113th St. Interfaith Food Pantry at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road Seminole Garden Apartments, 8275 113th St. Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 7777 131st St. N., Suites 7 and 8 Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. N. Vintage by Design, 5141 Seminole Blvd. Monetary contributions also are welcome and can be mailed to the Interfaith Food Pantry, P.O. Box 7071, Seminole, FL 33777. Donation pick-ups are available if necessary. Call 727-418-1204 for more information.Civil Air Patrol Oakhurst Cadet Squadron meets weeklySEMINOLE The Civil Air Patrol Oakhurst Cadet Squadron meets Tuesday nights at Oakhurst Methodist Church, 13400 Park Blvd. N. The cadet program, designed for youth ages 12 and up, focuses on aerospace and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) academic subjects as well as leadership, tness and character development. For more information about the squadron, visit units. wg.us/FL084. aspx or www.facebook.com/OakhurstCAP.American Legion hosts weekly eventsSEMINOLE American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m. The monthly spaghetti dinner is held the rst Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol. For more information, call 727-391-6324.Kiwanis Breakfast Club meets Tuesday morningsSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third oor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. The group features speakers from different organizations. Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 727-319-8343 for more information.GFWC Pinellas Seminole WomenÂ’s Club meets monthlySEMINOLE The GFWC Pinellas Seminole Women's Club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, 11 a.m., at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane, in the Roskamp Auditorium. Meetings include lunch and a guest speaker. The club is involved in the community through scholarships for local students and donating funds to local charities, including Shepherd's Village and Honor Flight. Call 727-772-3803 for more information. Recreation complex offers woodcarving, woodburning classesSEMINOLE Woodcarving and woodburning classes are held Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St., N. For more information, contact Robert and Carolyn Marek at 727-8079454. COUNCIL, from page 1A
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6A County Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018 County newsPolls open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 28Polling places throughout Pinellas County will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, and remain open until 7 p.m. According to information on the Supervisor of Election's website, votepinellas.com, there are 654,447 registered voters eligible to participate in this election 231,566 Republicans, 232,501 Democrats and 190,380 registered as other. As of Aug. 19, 936 people had participated in early voting, which continues through Aug. 26 at any of the three Supervisor of Elections of ces. In addition, 79,939, or 30 percent, of 265,005 ballots mailed out had been returned to an Elections office. Mail ballots must be returned to an Elections of ce by 7 p.m. Aug. 28. For a list of mail ballot dropoff locations, polling places or to view sample ballots, visit votepinellas.com.St. Pete-Clearwater International opens roadway and reopens main cell phone lotCLEARWATER St. PeteClearwater International Airport visitors and ground transportation providers are taking a new roadway to the terminal, parking lots and ground transportation lot as of Aug. 15. The new Terminal Boulevard roadway goes around the south side of the parking lots before entering short, long term or rental car parking and in front of the terminal for taxis and shuttles before entering the ground transportation lot. The main cell phone lot, adjacent to the air traffic control tower, reopened Aug. 15. A temporary cell lot on Fairchild open over the past several months is closed. Additional changes are coming with the Florida Department of Transportation Gateway Express Project and the Airport Parking and Roadway Project. Utility construction work in front of the terminal building will begin soon. In 2019, the airport's traf c light will be relocated. Visitors to PIE are encouraged to plan extra travel time to accommodate construction in and around the airport.Vacancies announced for CareerSource Pinellas Audit CommitteeApplications are now being accepted for two appointments to the CareerSource Pinellas Audit Committee for two-year terms. Applicants are preferred to have an accounting, finance and/or business background. These are volunteer positions. WorkNet Pinellas d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas is governed by a Board of Directors. All positions are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. CSPin is approved for up to 45 members, and complies with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Mandatory applications and other information can be found at www.pinellascounty.org/boards. Applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The Board of County Commissioners will review all applications and make a selection at an upcoming BCC meeting. Note that all materials submitted to Pinellas County Government are subject to the public records law of the state of Florida.Speaking of History lecture series returns Sept. 16LARGO Heritage Village and the Pinellas County Historical Society will again host the Speaking of History free lecture series. Topics pertain to Pinellas County and Florida history, culture and heritage. Question and answer sessions and light refreshments are offered after the program. The rst program will be "All the Hits of the '60s: Popular Music of the Civil War" on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. Presenter Rick Moock, a performer for 35 years with the national touring and recording 97th Regimental String Band, will talk about songs Civil War-era soldiers sang in camp and on the battle eld. Recorded excerpts will accompany the lecture. The series will continue with two more scheduled lectures through the fall: Pinellas County Sheriff's Of ce, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village Penny Cooke, retired lieutenant and current PCSO historian, will share the history of one of the county's oldest law enforcement agency including notable rsts and amusing anecdotes. A sneak peek of the new Heritage Village Sheriff's exhibit will be available after the presentation. Historic Tarpon Springs, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village Alex Casano is a Florida photographer, author and local historian who enjoys preserving the history of Florida in a meaningful and important way. His presentation will focus on 20 signi cant historical sites in Tarpon Springs. A video of the hour-long lecture is posted online each month at www.pinellascounty.org/ heritage and televised on PCCTV, on Spectrum 637, WOW! 18 and Frontier 44. For the channel schedule, go to www. pinellascounty.org/tv. For more information about Heritage Village, visit www. pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call 727-582-2123.Tourist Development Council vacancies announcedApplications are being accepted for appointment to the Pinellas County Tourist Development Council. The TDC is a 12-member advisory council that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regarding the effective use and expenditure of Tourist Development Tax revenues. There are five available TDC appointments. One is to fill an existing position that was vacated before the term expires on Oct. 21, 2020, and will be for two years. The other four are regular appointments to four-year terms that run from Nov. 1, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2022. Interested persons can find additional information and apply online at www.pinellascounty. org/boards. Applications for these appointments must be received no later than the close of business on Wednesday, Sept. 12. 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County 7A Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018Pinellas commissioners pick top administrator candidate By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard is retiring after 30 years of service. The search for his replacement may be ending soon. Commissioners unanimously approved a top candidate Aug. 16. Commission Chair Ken Welch will negotiate with Barry Burton, county administrator for Lake County Illinois. Burton was one of four nalists, which also included Roberto Hernandez, Savannah, Georgia city manager, Steve Howard, Camden County, Georgia administrator and Jill Silverboard, Clearwater deputy city manager. Candidates had an opportunity to tour county facilities the morning of Aug. 13, followed by individual interviews with commissioners. That evening they attended a meet and greet with assistant county administrators and department heads followed by a public meet and greet at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. Candidates attended a lunch and reception with civic and business leaders Aug. 14 followed by interviews with the entire Board of Commissioners. On Aug. 16, the Board met and picked the top choice. "Mr. Burton brings with him decades of leadership and accomplishments in county government administration," Welch said in a press release. "We will look for him to uphold the standard of progressive and collaborative leadership exemplified by our outgoing administrator, Mark S. Woodard." Woodard has served as county administrator since 2014. Burton has more than 30 years of experience working in the public sector. According to his resume, he has been Lake County's administrator since 2002. He served as deputy county administrator for Franklin County, Ohio from June 1998-January 2002 and county administrator for Allegany County, Maryland from March 1996-June 1998. His work history also includes service as director of Hamilton County, Ohio's Department of Environmental Services, as well as budget analyst for Hamilton County's Of ce of Budget and Research. He is a retired infantry officer for the U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard. He holds a bachelor of science in urban administration from the University of Cincinnati and a master of public administration from Northern Kentucky University. His experience includes overseeing strategic planning, managing county budgets, projects and fiscal policies, as well as building community partnerships and implementing progressive workforce initiatives. Lake County has a population of 703,500. It encompasses 444 square miles, 52 municipalities and more than 51,000 acres of open space, according to Burton's letter to the search committee. "I have a passion for county government and the important work we do despite budgetary restraints," Burton said in his letter. "I believe in working closely with our stakeholders and our employees to provide the best service possible for our residents, businesses and all who visit the county. "I believe I am well prepared for the challenges and opportunities faced by Pinellas County." If contract negotiations prove successful, Burton would replace a longtime county employee who worked his way up through the ranks. Woodard started work for the county in 1998 as a senior nancial management analyst. He has served as director of the Office of Management and Budget, assistant county administrator and chief of staff. The county administrator oversees more than 1,800 employees who provide a wide variety of services to the county's residents and visitors. The administrator oversees daily operations, and builds relationships with municipal and community partners to help make services more ef cient and accessible to the public. Suzette Porter is TBN's Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at sporter@TBNweekly.com. 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8A Police Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018 Police beatArrest made in July 28 fatality crash in SeminoleSEMINOLE Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 60-year-old Seminole man Aug. 14 on two counts of DUI manslaughter in connection with a July 28 crash where two men died at the scene. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office identified the dead as Edward Scott Delzer, 59, of New Port Richey and Harvey Vern Delzer, 86, of Madeira Beach. According to investigators with the Sheriff's Major Accident Investigation Team, James Harrison Wolf, 60, of Seminole was driving a 2005 Chevrolet SUV westbound in the median lane of Park Boulevard, approaching the intersection of 104th Lane about 6:56 p.m. They say that Wolf ran a red light and struck the rear of a 2001 Lexus that was stopped at the light. Edward Delzer was driving the Lexus. His father, Harvey, was a passenger. Witnesses told investigators the force of the impact pushed Delzer's Lexus and Wolf's Chevrolet into the eastbound lanes of Park Boulevard. Delzer's Lexus then struck a 2017 Chrysler van being driven Kelly Shallow, 38, of Gulfport who was traveling eastbound on Park Boulevard. Wolf's Chevrolet struck a 2015 In niti SUV being driven by Michael Young, 52, of Seminole, who was also traveling eastbound. Paramedics from Seminole Fire Rescue responded. Edward and Harvey Delzer were pronounced dead at the scene. Wolf was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Shallow and her three passengers were uninjured, and Young was uninjured. Investigators say Wolf's breath had the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage and that he showed signs of impairment. They also say he admitted drinking alcohol prior to the crash. In addition, the investigation revealed that Wolf's SUV was going about 82 mph at the time of the impact. Wolf was booked into the Pinellas County Jail about 6:25 p.m. Aug. 14. No bail was set.Minor injuries reported in three-vehicle crash in SeminoleSEMINOLE Two Pinellas County Sheriff's vehicles were involved in a crash that occurred about 10:55 a.m. Aug. 16 on Bryan Dairy Road at Concept Boulevard in Seminole. Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team say deputies Howard Miller, 56, and Kent Snavely, 44, were on-duty and had completed a traf c stop in the eastbound curb lane on Bryan Dairy Road at Concept Boulevard. Deputy Snavely's 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe was parked directly behind Deputy Miller's 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe. Both fully marked agency vehicles had their emergency lights activated. Miller was sitting inside his vehicle, completing paperwork from the traf c stop, and Snavely was standing outside of Deputy Miller's vehicle at the passenger side door when a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by Richard Hain, 47, crashed into the back of Snavely's vehicle. 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Police 9A Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018suspect. Detectives say Yates was in the travel trailer with Giles and Wesley Warn, 61, a transient, when Yates became agitated and threatened Warn with a .380 caliber handgun. Yates turned the gun on Giles, shot her once and ed the scene. According to detectives, Yates returned to the scene a short time later and shot Giles multiple times. Witnesses told detectives Giles and Yates were dating for several months before Yates threatened Giles with violence and Giles called off the relationship. Detectives believe Giles and Yates were dating again at the time of the shooting. As detectives were searching for Yates, they learned that Yates had been arrested for an unrelated incident less than six hours after the shooting. Of cers from the Largo Police Department had arrested Yates about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 17 on charges of burglary, simple battery, resisting arrest without violence, battery on a law enforcement of cer and battery on health service personnel. Of cers with the Largo police had transported Yates to a local hospital for injuries he suffered during his initial arrest. As of the afternoon of Aug. 18, Yates remained in custody at a local hospital.Arrest made after crime spree in stolen vehicleCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 36-yearold Clearwater man on multiple charges after he reportedly stole a vehicle and used it to commit several burglaries. Deputies say Shanon Kaye Dubois stole a 2016 Dodge Ram truck about 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 from Dayton Andrews car dealership, 2388 Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. He then crashed the truck near the intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and NE Coachman Road. Dubois then drove to the Coachman Hill Preserve neighborhood near NE Coachman Road and McKenzie Court in Clearwater. He drove the Dodge truck into the gated community and crashed into two residential mailboxes before crashing into the security gate and disabling the vehicle. Deputies say Dubois continued on foot and burglarized two occupied residences along the 2200 block of McKenzie Court. While in one of the homes, Dubois grabbed the homeowner's nanny by the wrist and chased her into the home. Dubois went into the garage and unsuccessfully tried to steal a 2015 BMW. Instead, Dubois stole a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle and drove away towards NE Coachman Road. Deputies say Dubois drove to a residence located on Sharkey Road where he abandoned the motorcycle and burglarized an occupied residence. The victim at the residence confronted Dubois and he left the home. Dubois' next stop was on Terrace Drive North where he burglarized a vehicle and battered its owner. Afterwards, he unsuccessfully tried to burglarize a truck. When that failed, he tried to steal a semi-truck at Tommy's Produce, 410 Belcher Road, Clearwater. Deputies responding to the area were informed that Dubois was last seen near the Florida Central Credit Union, 2201 NE Coachman Road. Deputies located Dubois at the bank and took him into custody about 2:55 p.m. without incident. They say Dubois had hydrocodone and alprazolam in his possession. Deputies say numerous witnesses positively identi ed Dubois. They also say that Dubois was already wanted in conjunction with three Pinellas County warrants for violation of probation for grand theft motor vehicle. Dubois was charged with two counts of grand theft motor vehicle, one count of attempted grand theft motor vehicle, three counts of burglary to a conveyance, two counts of burglary to an occupied dwelling, three counts of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, one count of burglary/battery, one count of battery, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and three felony warrants for violation of probation grand theft motor vehicle. Officers with the Clearwater Police Department responded to investigate three of the crimes committed in their jurisdiction.Deputies investigate drowning on Gandy BeachST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the drowning death of a 69-year-old Wesley Chapel man on Gandy Beach in St. Petersburg. The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Gandy Beach is located in unincorporated St. Petersburg. According to deputies, Sven Torsell, and two friends, Jack Graham, 76, of Wesley Chapel, and Kris Vantine, of Lutz, were on the beach when Torsell went into the water just south of Gandy Beach. About 30 minutes later, a passing boater informed Graham and Vantine that Torsell appeared to be unresponsive in the water. Graham went to check on Torsell who was unconscious, unresponsive, with his head partially submerged under the water. Graham pulled Torsell from the water and called 911. Deputies say upon their arrival paramedics were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Torsell, who was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony's Hospital with life threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead about 2:30 p.m. Deputies say the incident appears accidental in nature. The Medical Examiner's Of ce will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death. Gonzales-Espana was booked into the county jail June 2 under a United States Marshals hold. 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Haselden, Republican, for Board of County Commissioners, District 6Â“I support the Seminole citizensÂ’ efforts to retain the Tides Golf Course as a recreation open space. I also recommend that Pinellas County preserve and convert the former Seminole water toweer property into a memorial for our military Purple Heart Recipients.Â” ~ Barb Haselden ~ E l e c t B a r b f o r C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n Elect Barb for County Commission 082318
10A Business Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018 BriefcaseFlorida CEED, Pinellas Technical College to host entrepreneurship seriesST. PETERSBURG The Florida Cooperative Empowered Economic Development will partner with the Pinellas Technical College to host a Cooperative Entrepreneurship series, running Sept. 10 through Oct. 29. The class will meet Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Food Systems Center at the St. Petersburg campus of Pinellas Technical College, 901 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. Designed to support the development of new cooperative business, this program is for any community group interested in creating or which is already in the process of incorporating a cooperative business. The class will equip the participants with the tools to evaluate their co-op idea and/or to re ne their model. The class is open to the public. This series includes eight classes. Course tuition is $110 for each student. For information and a registration form, email Judith Turner at email@example.com. Registration is open until Sept. 10.Chamber to host annual meeting, awards breakfastLARGO The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will recognize business and community leaders at its 66th annual meeting and awards breakfast Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key. The event will include a review of the chamber's milestones during the past year, a look at what's ahead, and the presentation of the organization's annual awards including its coveted Citizen of the Year and Small Business Leader. A salute to outgoing chamber of cers and recognition of its new leadership will be featured as well. The event is sponsored by Regions Bank, National Aviation Academy, Home Instead Senior Care, Total Title Solutions, Largo Medical Center and the Sheraton Sand Key. Cost to attend is $48.50 per person or $50 with credit card and online. To place reservations, call the chamber at 727-584-2321 or visit www.centralchamber.biz. The deadline is Thursday, Sept. 6.Partnership provides free life jackets to St. Petersburg boatersST. PETERSBURG America's Boating Club St. Petersburg, through a partnership with boating safety nonpro t Sea Tow Foundation and Sea Tow Tampa Bay, recently announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station at Tierra Verde Marina Resort in St. Petersburg. The station will hold life jackets that local boaters may borrow and use, free of charge. Available in sizes ranging from infant to adult XL, these life jackets help to ensure each of a boat's passengers have access to necessary safety equipment. "We're excited to partner with the Sea Tow Foundation to make this Life Jacket Loaner Station available to boaters in our area," said Leo Singleton, America's Boating Club commander. "This will help ensure boaters of all ages have enough proper- tting life jackets, which will go a long way toward keeping people safe while they're out enjoying the beautiful St. Petersburg waters." For information and to locate a Life Jacket Loaner Station, visit www. boatingsafety.com.Local home watch business earns industry recognitionMADEIRA BEACH homewatchguru recently earned accredited member status from the National Home Watch Association for the second year. The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada. Home watch is a service that "keeps an eye on things" at your vacation or primary home while you are not in residence. As homeowners who traveled abroad, owners Henri and Barbara Scheifele saw a need. After a lot of thought and conversation, they had a vision to bring a "European air executed with the precision of a Swiss timepiece." They wanted to bring this service to the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Their vision brought homewatchguru to fruition. homewatchguru serves Pinellas County. Call 727-307-1041, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.homewatchguru.com.Top chefs to come together for a causeST. PETERSBURG PARC's fourth annual Top Chefs event will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, in the grand ballroom at The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive N., St. Petersburg. Highlighting some of St. Petersburg's top restaurants, PARC's Top Chefs offers guests open bar drinks, entrÂŽ e samplings and decadent desserts prepared by some of the best chefs in the Tampa Bay area paired with students from PARC's culinary program. In 2015, PARC broke ground on a new initiative with the culinary program. This initiative was a part of PARC's community employment programs, where clients receive training that allows them to expand their career choices and experience life more independently. The culinary program is where clients learn marketable job skills and are given a better chance for future job opportunities in our local, thriving hospitality industry. Restaurants scheduled to attend include Birch and Vine, Guppy's on the Beach, Rusty's Bistro and The Galley: A St. Pete Tavern. "We are thrilled to be partnering with these incredible restaurants this year," said Karen Higgins, PARC's president and CEO. "Their support helps raise awareness to PARC's culinary program and the opportunities it brings to hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities served throughout the year." General admission tickets retail for $125 and will be available through www.parc- .org. Sponsorships are available. Email Emery Johannes at ejohannes@parc- .org or call 727-341-6962.Pinellas County hotels, restaurants collect food for RCS Food BankCLEARWATER In July, 24 Pinellas hotels and restaurants partnered with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and RCS Pinellas for Christmas in July. Together, they collected almost 3,000 pounds of food to distribute to the food insecure in Pinellas County. 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SOLD Enjoy waterfront living and endless sunsets from the beautifully updated waterfront home in Oakhurst Shores. Over 75 ft of water frontage. Large dock with great boating water and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Seminole $570,000 SOLDRich RippetoeColdwell Banker/SunVista RealtyMike MurphyRealty Executives/Adamo & AssociatesSandy HartmannKeller Williams Seminole/Sandy Hartmann & AssociatesMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn Collection 082318Berkshire Hathaway launches ASAP programBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group recently launched its Armed Services Appreciation Program, offering cash rebates to active duty armed services military personnel and veterans on the purchase or sale of their home. "We want to thank all those who have provided valiant service to our nation with our ASAP program," said Allen Crumbley, broker/owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. "The best way we can show our appreciation is provide cash rebates on the purchase or sale of a home." Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group is dedicated to saving customers money and providing representation. To qualify for the free, no obligation program, register with ASAP and then preview real estate with the agent assigned through the program. To obtain bene ts, close on a home (or if selling, list your home) with the assigned agent referred by the ASAP coordinator.Century 21 Coast to Coast seeks donations for the Kind MouseTIERRA VERDE Century 21 Coast to Coast of Tierra Verde has been named as a collection point for the Kind Mouse charity. "On June 26, Gena Wilkins, founder and CEO, brought a group of young adult volunteers to make a presentation to our Realtors during our sales meeting." said Randall Ierna, Realtor-emeritus and managing broker. Each of the helpers said a few words about their mission and what they do to help hungry kids. We were very impressed with their enthusiasm and compassion." Donations of canned and packaged food for kids may be dropped off at the of ce, 150-1C Pinellas Bayway, S. Tierra Verde. The Kind Mouse seeks to assist families in transition and their chronically hungry children while developing the next generation of volunteers to carry on the mission of the organization. Keller Williams Gulfside to host real estate investing informationLARGO An afternoon of real estate investing information will be presented Thursday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m., at Keller Williams Gulfside Realty, 801 W. Bay Drive, Suite 200, Largo. To RSVP, call 727-489-0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The program will feature Real Estate Investor Mastermind, 1 to 2 p.m.; and Tax Rami cations of Investing in Real Estate, 2 to 3:30 p.m. The presentation is free.Coldwell Banker names top associatesBELLEAIR Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Belleair and Clearwater Beach of ce recently recognized the several independent sales associates and teams for their effort in June 2018. Rafal Wazio was the top listing agent while Terry Tillung had the highest volume of new contracts as well as being top sales associate. Within the Thorn Collection, Allison Bouchard was the top sales agent in volume and units and Sara Borger was the top listing agent. Berkshire Hathaway to represent The WildsPALM HARBOR Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group recently was selected as the sales and marketing representative for The Wilds, a luxury home community by Marc Rutenberg Homes. "We are thrilled to be af liated with this prestigious community by Marc Rutenberg Homes," said Allen Crumbley, broker/owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. "The Wilds has been thoughtfully planned to accentuate the community's pristine location and geographical features." Located off East Lake Road within the East Lake corridor, The Wilds is an intimate gated community of 17 custom homes by Marc Rutenberg Homes on estate-sized homesites offering preservation views. The Wilds' home and homesite package prices start at $1 million. Evan Pedone sets record sales priceMADEIRA BEACH Evan Pedone of Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach recently set a record sale price at the beach-front Bellarte on the Gulf. The Bellarte on the Gulf unit 200C sold at the asking price of $1,650,000. The Bellarte sale marks the third record sale price achieved by Pedone this year.Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach selected in journalÂ’s Book of ListsMADEIRA BEACH Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach was selected for Tampa Bay Business Journal's Book of Lists 2017-18. Together with the shops located in Clearwater/Belleair and South Tampa, the real estate rms ranked No. 19 in gross volume closed in 2016 for residential sales in all of Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Business Journal is a weekly printed publication and online business news web site. The Book of Lists provides readers with listings of the area's most prestigious companies in various elds. Only the top 25 companies are named. "We are achieving excellence through our accomplishments and the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Book of Lists is just one of them," said Cherie Pattishall, licensed partner of Engel & VÂšlkers Madeira Beach. New urban community announcedCLEARWATER Stevenson Creek Townhomes, a planned urban in ll development, is breathing new life into an established community perfect for active adults. The micro-community of seven townhomes will be built in a tract of open land along the Pinellas Trail 10 minutes by bike from the downtown areas of both Dunedin and Clearwater, which is also within walking distance to a kayak launch that gives access to the Intracoastal Waterway. The townhomes are also notable for offering concrete block construction, avoiding the water intrusion problems common with wood-and-stucco construction in Florida. Certus Living, the development rm behind the townhomes, has taken an additional step to differentiate them by building each two-story townhome with concrete masonry. The two-story townhomes are all 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, with the kitchen and living area on the rst oor and a two-car garage. Values range from $350,000 to $400,000. Groundbreaking on the community took place in early August.Smith & Associates hosts Trendsetters eventST. PETERSBURG Smith & Associates Real Estate recently hosted the Trendsetters Group's inaugural Developer Services Meeting this June in St. Petersburg. With an eye on nding innovative products, services, and systems to improve broker pro tability and the real estate process, the meeting's discussion centered around how to work more closely with new home builders and developers and build relationships through innovative marketing. Host Bob Glaser, president and CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, took part in brainstorming and idea sharing on some of the hot topics in developer services. The Trendsetters Group, hosted by REAL Trends, is an invite-only real estate mastermind group comprised of some of the industry's top real estate brokers and owners from across the United States.Agents complete Weichert Fast Track trainingST. PETERSBURG Weichert Real Estate Af liates Inc. recently announced that two Weichert af liated agents have successfully completed its Fast Track training. Those completing the training include Alexandra Lucci and Scot Hoard, both of Weichert, Realtors Equity, in St. Petersburg 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. Berkshire Hathaway to represent Turtle Beach communityCRYSTAL BEACH Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group recently was selected as the exclusive sales and marketing representative for Turtle Beach, a luxury custom home community by Marc Rutenberg Homes. Located at the southern tip of Crystal Beach, the golf cart friendly community will have 61 luxury coastal-style custom homes. The home sites available at Turtle Beach include 11 sites directly on the Gulf of Mexico and 50 additional sites with lake and/or preserve views including one-acre parkland home sites. To learn more about Marc Rutenberg Homes in Turtle Beach, visit www.bhhs oridaproperties.com.Qendro joins Sandy Hartmann & AssociatesSEMINOLE Sandy Hartmann & Associates recently welcomed Edison Qendro to its team of real estate agents. Originally from Albania, Qendro has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 2000. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and has been in real estate since 2006. He prides himself on professionalism, negotiation skills, and excellent customer service.Coldwell Banker names top agentsBELLEAIR Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Belleair and Clearwater Beach of ce recently recognized several independent sales associate and teams for their effort in July 2018. 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12A Viewpoints Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018 LETTERS The deadline to submit letters pertaining to the Aug. 28 election has passed. No letters pertaining to the elections from candidates or their supporters will be published in next week's papers. The deadline to submit letters pertaining to the Nov. 6 election is Thursday, Oct. 11.Election letters policy Americans are facing two conspiracies. One of them which I believe is real is Russia's desire to force our country to its knees. The second conspiracy is unofficial and unconfirmed, but it's out there. Its partners are many of our corporations and organizations, large and small. Their goal: to prevent you and me from speaking by telephone with a living, breathing employee of the company. One evidence of this is the reluctance of many companies to publish an honestto-God phone number we can use. Instead, the company will list one, two or a dozen websites to which we can send an email with our questions or complaints. However, to assure that our email is read (often by some under-paid intern in the customer service department) we must also list our name, email address, date of birth, Social Security number, the age at which we lost our virginity, and the reason for our need to speak with a human. At that point a phone number may be listed. So we try it. The reply: usually a voice thanking us for our call, and promising that a live person will soon be coming on line. But then comes the punchline: "All of our team members are currently answering other requests. Your call will be answered shortly." That is almost always an outright lie. During the next 10 to 40 minutes we are treated to a tape recording, narrated by a woman with a sing-song voice, telling us how wonderful her employer is, how guilty she feels for making us wait, and how our future can be made heavenly if only we decide to sign up for new programs her company offers. All of this happened to me this week when I tried to get through to my bank (Sixth Federal Savings of Shank, Iowa) to check my accounts. After 15 minutes of listening to the tape I could feel my usual response apoplexy approaching. To stay sane, instead of exploding, I dreamed up some suggestions of how a customer's wait time could be made entertaining or useful. Instead of a canned tape, the company should put a real person on a live microphone, offering these services: 1. Telling jokes. "A Buddhist, a Scientologist and a Buccaneers linebacker go into a Trump rally thinking it's a Hooters convention ..." Knee-slappers like that can make a whole hour of waiting seem like only a few minutes. 2. Advice to the lovelorn. The caller tells his/ her problem, and the corporate spokesperson offers possible solutions. 3. Interesting, little-known facts. "Did you know that Gen. Douglas MacArthur had an uncontrollable weakness for dipping his toasted marshmallows into a mix of molasses and pulverized asparagus?" 4. Reviews of recent books or movies. "Oscar Herg's new thriller "The Bone and the Moan" is ying off the bookshelves as readers discover how private eye Ricketty Figgsleeve solves the mystery of why a gang of bikers mistakenly invaded a New Hampshire alcoholism rehab center operated by former Presbyterian nuns." 5. Friendly chit-chat between the customer and the tape lady or man. "How long you been doing this line of work, ma'am? You get many callers from Idaho potato farmers?" "Yes, I do, and most of them go by the nickname of Spud or Double Order of Fries." 6. Advice on car repairs. "Owners of the 2014 BMW Wankers Model 14-X should be advised that at speeds exceeding 90 mph the starboard wing nut tends to vibrate at a frequency that sometimes obliterates the high notes of John Denver's rendition of "You Fill Up My Senses" on the car radio." 7. A nal fallback tape entry would be the latest news updates, rendered by a breathless network reporter saying, "This breaking story: A ock of unauthorized buzzards has landed on the roof of the White House and is refusing to leave, despite efforts of a Secret Service SWAT team to dispel them. Stay tuned for details of this exclusive story. Evangelist Jimmy Swiggart has tweeted that the buzzards are a nal warning to humankind from either God or Satan, depending on your zip code." As I finish writing this column, I'm still listening to today's tape from my bank in Shank, Iowa. And I'm really tired. Bob DriverÂ’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.Free press needed now more than everThe job of the free press is to nd out stuff the public needs to know, make sure it's accurate and then share that information with the people. A lot of times the mission means upsetting the powerful and those who support them. These days, it means enduring taunts of "fake news" and people who believe reporters deliberately publish ction designed to destroy, in this case, President Donald Trump and his administration. To some, the "media" is even a faceless, soulless agent of the deep state out to ruin the country, but it is none of those things. It is the rewall that protects democracy from the scoundrels and con artists. So, that's why Florida Politics has joined with newspapers, online outlets, and other media around the country to denounce what The Boston Globe has called a dirty war against the free press.'' Trump started that war while still a candidate for the most powerful of ce in the world. As president, he has declared the press is the enemy of the American people. That's not exactly upholding the oath of of ce he took, the one where he promised to "preserve, protect and defend" the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution clearly states "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ." The founding fathers understood that absolute power corrupts and that an unfettered press is a vital check on lawmakers who believe rules don't apply to them. But it's not just about keeping Washington honest. This past week, the Tampa Bay Times illustrated what the free press means to our local community. The Times, with painstaking research and reporting, uncovered that top of cials at the Hillsborough County School District knew about a widespread problem of lead in the drinking water at multiple schools for over a year but didn't share that information with the public. They came clean only after reporters at the Times began nosing around and asking tough questions. Without the effort and skill of the local newspaper, no one might have ever known what was going on. The recent attack at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, resulting in six deaths illustrates that this can be a dangerous mission. The International Federation of Journalists reported that 62 journalists have been killed around the world thus far in 2018. Several of those deaths occurred while reporters were trying to cover bloody con icts in war-torn areas. At the Tampa Tribune where I worked for more than 40 years, we learned the cost that can come with reporting dangerous but important stories. An ambitious young reporter named Todd C. Smith used vacation time in 1989 to travel to Peru so he could report on drug traf cking. He never got to nish the story. He was kidnapped by Shining Path guerrillas, tortured, and murdered. Do journalists get it wrong sometimes? Of course. And for reputable publications, there are consequences for that unlike some of the conspiracy sites out there masquerading as real news. Reputable sites admit their mistakes and correct them. They hold reporters to high standards of honesty and accuracy. An editor at the Tampa Tribune once spoke of the "multiple layers of inspection" a story had to undergo before it reached your doorstep the next morning. Real editors challenge reporters to prove that what they submitted is the truth. That's really what it's about. Truth. That can be lost when many in the public get their news from Russian bots and Facebook memes. All the press can do to combat that is to stay in the game, keep uncovering facts and sharing it with its audience, follow the stories where they lead, and never allow itself to be intimidated. Trump is not the rst president hostile to the press and he won't be the last. But the work reporters do and the valuable part they play in our democracy won't change. It can't change. The Founding Fathers understood that, and a free press is more important now than ever. 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DriverÂ’s SeatBob Driver HereÂ’s some alternatives to the tape Joe Henderson 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Â Fax: 727-397-5900 Â www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@TBNweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli accounting@TBNweekly.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@TBNweekly.com Classi ed Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@TBNweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@TBNweekly.com Online editor: Suzette Porter webmaster@TBNweekly.com Beach Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Logan Mosby lmosby@TBNweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Largo Leader: Chris George cgeorge@TBNweekly.com Palm Harbor Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Entertainment Editor: Lee Zumpe lzumpe@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: Phone: 727-397-5563 Seminole elections awed, candidate saysEditor: My friends, on behalf of my staff and myself we would like to thank you for your continued support, but it is our judgment that we sit out this election cycle. The reason: simple math. Because of the awed way that Seminole holds its local elections, the process becomes more of a cattle call than an orderly election. As many people as may wish can run. This many times results in someone getting the smallest fraction of votes and gaining a place on the council, and no one gets a plurality. For example, with ve candidates still in it, a seat could be gained with little more than 20 percent of the actual vote. If we remained in the race that number would drop to about 17 percent. We did not want to be part of such a awed process. Does anyone really want a seat on the City Council decided by such a small fraction of the actual vote? We felt six candidates were too many. Five is probably too many. Further, candidates can all reside in the same part of the city? This does not make sense. A better system would be to have districts, or wards, seats that represent that part of the city. And a process similar to most elections to of ce. Where candidates are rst vetted by a party, then you have many candidates vying for a particular of ce. You hold a primary, as we are in the middle of one at this writing, to limit the eld. Then you have two candidates for the available seat, Someone is bound to get something more than 50 percent of the vote. While on my soapbox, why not examine the manager form of government. The most expensive and least productive way to go. One only needs to look only a few miles from our southern-most border, down Park Street, turn onto Sunset and you will encounter a beautiful City Hall, right on the water, in South Pasadena. And an equally ef cient form of government. A strong council/mayor formant. Where the ve elected folks are hard at work, running the city. They have a city clerk who recently was given more administrative duties, as well. A nearly perfect form of government, where the elected folks actually run the city. This format would work well here. As the incorporated part of the city is slightly diagonal, when measured from our northwest border to our afore-mentioned, southeast border. A good t for the four-district/mayor format. Be well, my friends, we will be around. Tom Christy SeminoleHuman traf cking has invisible victimsEditor: On July 16, 2018, I had the pleasure of being the guest of former Treasure Island resident Katherine Gomez to attend a speaking event on human traf cking. Ms. Gomez now lives in Tallahassee but still considers Treasure Island her home. Ms. Gomez is director of human traf cking for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and her invitation was to attend a meeting held at the Conference Center of SPC campus in Seminole. The "Salon Talk" workshop stressed on human traf cking in the hair and nails industry as these shops are often focal points for illegal labor practices. The girls working there who seem to be there every time you go in regardless of time or day might be victims of human traf cking slave labor. By the same light, if there are often young girls dressed to look older than they are and may be being used as human traf cked sex laborers. The salons, however, are only a tiny part of the problem. We, as do most Americans, think of slavery as the theft and use of chained people brought here on boats and sold to the labor force for a price. We have evolved to the practice of stealing the lives of young boys and girls and men and women with promises of a better life and earning millions of dollars off the use of their bodies in one way or another. When brought from another country victims come in legally, having been provided passports to enter the United States lled with hope. The numbers exceed 12 million. If you think there are none in your vision, clean your glasses and look again. Human traf cking involves so much more. Indenture perhaps a victim owes a great deal of money to a traf cker in order to leave their homeland and must work out the debt. These victims might come from another country or an impoverished piece of our own land and are forced to work in a household, a laundry, a salon, on a farm or in a sweatshop factory and must often live in deplorable conditions. Human traf cking and labor traf cking are the two main types of human traf cking commonly seen in the U.S.A. Or sex traf cking. This often involves children as young as eight dressed too old for their years and often threatened with physical violence to themselves or members of their families. Sex and labor traf cking involves recruiting, harboring, enticing, and/or transporting. Sex trafficking, human traf cking for labor and/or illegal immigration, are not the same but they can overlap. We've all heard of human trafficking but to most of us it happens somewhere else. At the meeting we were shown a map of the United States with red areas showing the prominent areas of traf cking. Florida the entire state was red. Most of us live in a sheltered world where these victims are invisible or just don't exist. It's one of those situations where it is so much easier to close our eyes or turn our heads away. If we don't see it, it isn't there. It is there. And we need to see it. Report it, don't try to fix it. That's not our job and may further endanger the victim. Report it if you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Call 1-888-373-7888 if you suspect something or if you would like more information. Someone quali ed to deal with any of these situations will follow up. The newest catch phrase is "If you see something, say something." The phrase says it all. Many prominent speakers spoke at this gathering including Ms. Gomez and Bethany Gilot, statewide human traf cking prevention director, DCF and many others. This program was aimed at personal care salons in an effort to alert salon owners and customers of this situation. There are hundreds of this type of personal service businesses in the immediate area. It is sad to note there were no owners or managers at this gathering. June E. Entwistle Treasure Island
Schools 13A Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018Welcome back! Photos SUBMITTEDThe Kiwanis Club of Seminole hosted its annual Welcome Back Luncheon for Seminole High School teachers and staff Aug. 6. The club provided and served a catered lunch to 120 teachers and staff to kick off the new school year. The Seminole High School Warhawks band, right, performed during the lunch. Above, Kiwanis members, from left, volunteered for the event: Terry Carr, Jane Lucas, Arden Ford, Gloria Garcia, Kendra Leska, Doc Kinsey, Bob Grant, Guy Trent, Kathy Gill, JoAnn Fox, Robert Wiggins and High Noon. LARGO The Flowers for Phoebe Board presented a check for $3,200 to the organization's scholarship winner, Alexa Ortiz, Aug. 16 at Bellissimo Italian Eatery, 13220 Belcher Road S., Largo. Ortiz was selected from the recommended pool of St. Petersburg College students studying in the mental health, social services or medical elds. Phoebe Jonchuck died Jan. 8, 2015, after her father tossed her off the Dick Misener Bridge. She was 5. Every year since, a group of friends that make up the Flowers for Phoebe Board have organized a ride of motorcycles and other vehicles to the Skyway Bridge where they throw owers in the water in memory of Phoebe. The event also includes a scholarship fundraiser. Ortiz is the fourth student to receive a Flowers for Phoebe scholarship. "The intention is that Phoebe will be remembered and that her short life will have a positive impact on Photo courtesy of MARGO ADAMS-REID others," said Margo Adams-Reid, a member of the Flowers for Phoebe Board and executive director for the High Point Neighborhood Family Center. "We do this for Phoebe Jonchuck, for Je'Hyra Daniels and for all children that need our love, safety and protection. 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14A Outdoors Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018Miracle of life renewing itselfAlbert Einstein saw the world differently than anyone else. He saw empty space bend on itself like a licorice stick. He saw time stretch, shrink, and stretch again as if it were elastic. Yet from his exceptional mental heights, he left the rest of us great counsel: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." I have been watching one of Einstein's miracles for the last three weeks from my boat. Actually, it is one of nature's miracles: the miracle of life renewing itself. In this case, the odds were against renewal. Nonetheless, life renewed itself three weeks ago when a local bottlenose dolphin had a baby. What is so miraculous about a baby dolphin? Its mother should not have been able to have it. Its mother, Babyface, is a free-ranging bottlenose dolphin who lives in my Florida dolphin study area. I knew her mom Face for years. When Babyface was born, I named her after her mother and watched her grow up. Three years ago, when she was 9 years old, Babyface was brutally wounded by the whirring propeller of a passing boat that mangled her tailstock. It was a repellent reminder of the rules of the road sea style, but also unprecedented in this area. No one knew quite what to do. The shock of being caught and delivered to a medical recovery pool, like a kidnapping to ride in a seaside ambulance, might kill the grievously wounded dolphin. Rehab seemed equally unlikely; the propeller slices were so brutal. Survival at sea also seemed unlikely. How long before the sharks noticed a mutilated dolphin. Because no one knew what to do, we were instructed to simply watch and see what happened. Nothing short of a miracle, Babyface survived. At rst Babyface compensated for her injuries by using the dolphin version of limping: She did headstands to dive. Dolphins do not normally do headstand dives, although the big whales do headstand dives in behavior called "sounding." It was miraculous in her condition that she was able to do headstands to dive and to find sufficient food. It was also miraculous because the headstands displayed her tailstock above the water surface. This allowed me to study her healing process closely from my boat. Over time, she limped less and less. This made it gradually more dif cult to see her tailstock and study her healing process. She stopped limp swimming about six months after the accident. Now it took another miracle to identify her. Dolphin behaviorists like me identify a specific dolphin at sea by the unique notch pattern on its dorsal n, the sail-like n on its back. Babyface's pattern is unique but faint and hard to see. Once she stopped revealing her identity by showing her unmistakable tailstock, recognizing her at sea took the miracle that only comes from studying an animal for 12 years. Last June, we watched Babyface use another unusual swimming style. We call it the "swishing swim" because courting females in our local waters use it to glide coquettishly around attractive male suitors. Seeing Babyface swim this way with bulls swirling all around, I added her to the list of potential dolphin mothers in 2018. But, with her injuries, motherhood might take a miracle. This June, Babyface's baby was born. Babyface recently took her miracle baby strolling around John's Pass with several other mother-calf pairs. Dozing, the baby swam at her side. The tip of its tiny mouth was in line with Babyface's eye. This is the perfect position for several more minor miracles to occur. For example, this position allowed Babyface to watch her baby through clear green waters. Dolphin eyes are nicely positioned so dolphins that swim side by side can look into each other's eyes. Miraculously, we captured her steady gaze on lm. This was also the perfect position for Babyface to extend her pectoral n and gently tap or stroke her baby, warm affection that we captured on lm. Finally, this was the perfect position to actually measure the length of the baby's body. Capt. John Heidemann had deftly obtained estimates of Babyface's body following her grievous injury to gauge the depth of her wounds. Comparisons showed that her baby is 3 feet long. There are plenty more miracles to encounter. For example, Babyface wears the toothrakes of a dolphin with a missing tooth. We have seen its telltale toothrakes on local dolphins for years. By some miracle we may identify it someday. Oh, one more miracle before I go. Somehow, the sharks that share the sea with dolphins did not seem to notice Babyface in the last three years. Let's send up a collective wish that it stays that way, for her baby's sake. Dr. Ann Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 20346, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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Every year, millions of tons of trash including an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste ows into the ocean, entangling wildlife, polluting beaches, and costing coastal municipalities hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Keep Pinellas Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help put a stop to it. This year, there will be a wide selection of sites available throughout the county. Volunteers are invited to join event organizers at one of these locations to help combat this issue before it impacts local wildlife. For details, visit kpb2018icc.eventbrite.com.Brooker to host Our Wildest Place hikeTARPON SPRINGS A wildlife hike will be offered Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Attendees will join an experienced naturalist for a free hike along boardwalks and natural trails at Brooker Creek Preserve. Nearly 9,000 acres of undeveloped land in our crowded county is a real treasure. 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Health & Fitness 15A Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018 Health news DOH-Pinellas reports rst measles cases in 20 yearsThe Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County announced Aug. 15 that it had been noti ed of two additional con rmed cases of measles. Both cases are in the same household and both individuals are unvaccinated. The infections were acquired locally. DOH-Pinellas announced its rst case since 1998 on Aug. 13. The number of cases is now at three. DOH-Pinellas is working with community health care partners to identify and notify persons who were potentially exposed to measles. The department encourages all residents and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated. "We continue to encourage parents to fully vaccinate their children," said DOH-Pinellas Director Dr. Ulyee Choe, an infectious disease specialist. "Measles is a highly contagious disease that can have serious complications for babies and children. No cases had been reported in Pinellas for two decades because of the vaccine that prevents it." Measles is a virus that is easily spread by air droplets when infected persons breathe, cough, or sneeze. The rst symptoms are a high fever that may spike to 105 degrees, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. These symptoms are followed by a blotchy rash that spreads from the head to the feet. Measles is a potentially severe disease, especially young children and persons with compromised immune systems. Complications can include pneumonia, encephalitis and death. The best way to protect yourself and those you love against measles is to get vaccinated. Two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine are recommended routinely for children, with the rst dose at age 12-15 months and the second dose at ages four-six years. 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Direct Relief is a California-based humanitarian aid organization that improves the health and lives of people affected by poverty and natural disasters in the United States and more than 80 countries. For more information about CHCP and its mission, visit www. chcpinellas.org.Art Lovers Place to host Paint and Take event for PH patientsLARGO A Paint and Take event for patients living with pulmonary hypertension as well as for their caregivers and medical personnel will take place Thursday, Aug. 23, noon to 3 p.m., at Art Lovers Place Inc., 1300 Clearwater Largo Road, Largo. The program is presented by Art Lovers Place and the Pinellas Gulf Coast Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group. Jim Melton, an award winning fine watercolor artist, will be conducting the workshop. Melton will guide attendees through each step. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a nished, matted painting to hang on the wall. Lunch is included. RSVP is required. 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16A Community Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018 Along Gulf BoulevardParade to honor World War II vetsMADEIRA BEACH The organizer of this years annual Veterans Boat Parade wants to nd veterans of World War II to be honored guests of the annual event. Pam Rasmussen, a volunteer organizer and co-chair of the parade, asked for assistance during a meeting with members of the House Committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4256. "We very much want to include and specially honor as many World War II veterans that we can in the parade," Rasmussen said. She asked that "anyone knowing of any such veterans who would like to participate to get in touch with us." The boat parade will be conducted Nov. 10, the Saturday before Veterans Day. It will begin at the American Legion post in Madeira Beach and travel to Treasure Island before returning to the post. To contact Rasmussen call 314-952-6786 or email email@example.com. The Veterans Boat Parade website can be viewed at www.veteransboatparade.com.PAG thrift shop celebrates 60 yearsST. PETE BEACH The thrift shop of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church will begin its 60th consecutive year of service to the community on Thursday, Sept. 6, with a week-long 50 percent off sale on all merchandise. The shop stocks only donated new and gently used items. In addition to the extensive women's and men's departments, jewelry, paintings, kitchenware, small appliances, linens, table settings, glassware, knickknacks, books, games and toys ll the shelves. Thrift Shop manager Carol Sigmund said, "Our dedicated volunteers welcome the opportunity to build on the tradition of community service and look forward to serving the community in this milestone year and the future." All proceeds support local charities such as Clothes to Kids, Habitat for Humanity, Pinellas Hope, Salvation Army and church missions. The Thrift Shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m.to noon and is located at 17th Avenue and Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach.St. Pete Beach Library announces eventsThe following events are scheduled Aug. 24 to 31 at the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave.: Monday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. Story Time Sing & Learn (ages 0-5). Start your toddlers on the road to reading and school readiness as they learn numbers, colors, and the alphabet through stories, music, and dance. Monday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. Mayors Open Of ce, address questions and concerns to St. Pete Beach Mayor Alan Johnson. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m. Book Discussion Group lm: Lord of the Flies. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3 to 4 p.m. Tech Tuesday: Smartphone Help (no repairs, no reservation necessary). Wednesday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m. Music Appreciation Series: What to Listen for in Music, presented by Christiane Vinet.Gulf Beaches library sets eventsMADEIRA BEACH The following activities are scheduled at the Gulf Beaches Public Library through Thursday, Aug. 30. The library is located at 200 Municipal Drive. Writer's Group: Monday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-noon All writers are welcome. Bring a few pages of your current work in progress to share with the group. Computer/Mobile Device Help: Monday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m. Ask questions about any of your problem devices. Author Talk: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2-3 p.m. Linda Lippman-Lockhart. International Films: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4 p.m. Wednesday Movies: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2:30 pm. Popular lms, new and old favorites. Call for show titles. Investment Club: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2:30-4 p.m. Join a group of experienced investors in an exchange of ideas about the current market and investment opportunities. Mahjong: Thursday, Aug. 30, noon-2 p.m. GB Scrabble: Friday, Aug. 24. 1-4 p.m. Learn some new two letter words! Tampa Bay Scrabble Club: Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This club is a NASPA sanctioned club (#699), so remember to bring your boards, clocks, tiles and tracking sheets as available. Lunch, snacks and drinks are welcome. ChildrenÂ’s Programs: Baby & Me story time: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m. Pre-K story time: Friday, Aug. 24. 10:30 a.m.That's a rare thing locally for what are usually the dog days of mid-August. But the unexpected economic shot in the arm is far from a source of celebration for Kole. Her focus lies elsewhere. "We're trying to nd accommodations for all of these people, whether it be those looking to make a day trip from the south or those coming on vacation," she said. "And it helps that we're America's No. 1 beach (as voted this year by users on TripAdvisor), so people know about us. "So far, we're in the clear, but I have such empathy for those areas that are suffering. It's so sad this is happening and it can occur anywhere. I know the impact is devastating." Robin Miller, CEO with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce serving beach communities from St. Pete to Clearwater, also feels the uneasiness. "So far, we're very fortunate, but this is a waiting game," she said. "We're elding calls and getting people walking into our welcome center who want to know about our water quality. "But we can't control this. We don't have contingency plans for this like we do with events like cold snaps or hurricanes. There's nothing you can do about it." According to test results posted online Aug. 20 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission (visit www.myfwc.com), bacteria levels are dissipating throughout the impacted region but still remain high in some areas. And now, some small concentrations are being detected in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties although they are not resulting in any noticeable negative effects. "We worried that the red tide could be moving north, so we're pleasantly surprised at how nice this water is," Martinez said of his spot next to the Sand Dollar Resort. Southward to Treasure Island, of ce manager Ashley Beech at the Crystal Palms Beach Resort reports her hotel has seen no cancellations despite residing close to the impacted area. "We are very excited it hasn't arrived and we are so relieved we could offer our guests a sense of security," she said. "We get a few calls per day and are able to reassure them that our water is clear." Back on Indian Shores, town administrator Bonnie Dhonau is being as proactive as possible in case things change. "We're still in a wait-and-see status," she said. "Things could be different tomorrow morning." Dhonau said she consistently gets water-quality test results from Pinellas County and last week the town participated in a conference with the county's Emergency Management Agency. "If we do end up with it, we've made arrangements with the county's contractor to provide clean-up of any dead sh. So, we're prepared in that way," she said. Chances are, Pinellas County has dodged an ecological and economic bullet. The red tide of 2018 reached epidemic proportions (an inordinate number of dead dolphins and manatees has fueled outrage while at the same time businesses in its path reported a downturn) and the situation has become a lightning rod for debate among many Florida voters as elections near (the ongoing gulfbound releases from Lake Okeechobee remain a source of contention and carry political overtones in the mind of many). Meanwhile, the saga eventually became a topic on national TV reports. Dhonau now hopes it will be yesterday's news. "I sure hope it dissipates," she said. "We haven't seen any (red tide) and I should be knocking on wood as I say this." Kole also hopes the risk washes away ASAP. "I've lived here since 1958 and I've never seen a red-tide scare for Clearwater Beach that's anything like this one," she said. per room. Residences, including apartments, condos and time shares, will see their annual assessment go from $260 to $360. Businesses that currently pay a base rate of $286 annually will have to pay $386. Any charges currently outside the base rate will not be affected. As in previous meetings PSFRD Chief Mike Burton said the important topic now is to get the wording on the referendum clear and simple. "The challenge is to get the language that is not confusing to voters," he said. "You want very, very clear ballot language." It was the wording in the last referendum that the courts deemed confusing and struck down the request to tie the funding into the ad valorem taxes. That decision was made after a lawsuit brought by IRB Commissioner Ed Hoofnagle. Burton said he doesn't want that to happen again. Task Force members agreed that the $100 increase should be acceptable to the residents and businesses in the district. Katrena Hale, who owns a motel property in Indian Shores, said the increase should not put too much of a burden on businesses such as hers. "Do I want to pay an additional $700 a year? No, but that is what I will have to do," she said. "That is not all that horrible." With the decision made to recommend the $100 increase to the Board of Commissioners it would seem the work of the Task Force would be over. Since April they have met twice a month, and Burton said they covered a lot of ground both in understanding the scope and role of the Fire District and the need to fund it, with equipment quickly falling out of date and insuf cient accommodations for staff and re ghters. However, for the time being the Task Force will remain. If the Board of Commissioners rejects their recommendation it could be back to the drawing board. If it accepts the recommendation, then task force members will be asked to assist in educating the residents in hope of getting them to approve the referendum. "If the commission approves our recommendation then there will have to be a seven or eight-month education program," said Burton. "Once the decision is made a lot of heavy lifting is going to have to be done by a lot of people." The re district provides service to the communities of Belleair Beach, Belleair Shore, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores and the Oakhurst area on the mainland. Throughout the process the question of what will happen if the referendum is rejected by the voters has been raised. Burton didn't pull any punches in his closing remarks at the meeting. "In our upcoming budget we are facing a deficit of $355,000," he said. "We cannot go on with de cit spending; I'm quite concerned with what is going on." "We will be left with no choice but do selective reductions; that is not an idle threat. We will have to reduce service and perhaps close a station or have selective brown-outs, where a station is not staffed from time to time. In my four decades in this business I have never had to do that." "My concerns for the future are pretty real," he said. The next meeting of the Task Force is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. in the IRB City Hall. The re district's budget will be presented to the Board of Commissioners Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Indian Shores Town Hall. It hasn't been decided when the Task Force resolution regarding the $100 increase will be presented to the board. 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Events Â Movies Â Classi eds Diversions Seminole Beacon, Section B, August 23, 2018 Â Visit www.TBNweekly.comÂ The Dirty Doors, a tribute to The Doors; Friday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $19.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The Dirty Doors formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in late 2012 to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time: The Doors. With each performance, they bring the energy, excitement, and passion of the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors like no one else. Â The Fixx, Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $36.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Alternative rock and MTV pioneers The Fixx are on the road for the summer-long Beach Tour, which will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of their multi-platinum Â“Reach the BeachÂ” album. The Fixx will play the entire Â“Reach the BeachÂ” album live from front to back in addition to other hits and fan favorites from their long, storied career. Released in 1983, Â“Reach the BeachÂ” spawned three Top 40 singles, including Â“One Thing Leads to Another,Â” Â“Saved By ZeroÂ” and Â“The Sign of FireÂ” and reached the Top 10 on BillboardÂ’s Album Chart. Â Wearable Art 14, Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 to 11:30 p.m., at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. For ticket information, call 727298-3322 or visit dfac.org. The annual celebration of wearable art Â– clothing, jewelry and accessories Â– will feature work by local and national artists. According to the DFAC, this yearÂ’s edition promises a steamy end to the summer. The pageant showcases a growing contingent of artists working in fashion-related ways. It continues that tradition in its 14th year by featuring runway presentations by Irina Bilka, Mark Byrne, Melissa Dolce, the Garden Fairies + Cosmic Cotton Candy Collaborators, Julian Hartzog, Johnny Hunt, Kikimora Studio, Dacota Maphis, and Lina Teixeira. All of this is crowned by the incredible hair and makeup artistry of Salon GW. Â Latimore, Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Call 727-8223590 or visit mypalladium.org. This soul singer and keyboard player, who goes by his last name Latimore, has been in show business almost 60 years as a professional musician, has produced 20 or more albums and 15 singles that made Billboard MagazineÂ’s R&B sales chart. LatimoreÂ’s baritone timbre helped make his composition Â“LetÂ’s Straighten It OutÂ” a No. 1 hit in 1974. Â Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson; Sunday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $11.25. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. The iconic legendary rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers are on the road this summer, joining forces for the Stars Align Tour. BeckÂ’s distinguished 50-year music career has earned an incredible eight Grammy awards. Rodgers has led three bands to global success: Free, Bad Company, and The Firm. Wilson fans can expect to hear an assortment of Heart hits along with tracks from her solo career. Top ve diversions Photo by TONY RIVETTI JR./GLOBAL ROAD ENTERTAINMENTBecky G and Alex Neustaedter star in Â“AXL,Â” to be released by Global Road Entertainment. Opening this weekend Charlie Hunnam stars as Henri Â‘PapillonÂ’ Charrire; adventure lm Â‘AXLÂ’ opens in 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‘The Happytime MurdersÂ’Genre: Comedy and action Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks Director: Brian Henson Rated: R Set in Los Angeles, Â“The Happytime MurdersÂ” explores a world where humans and puppets coexist. Like most humans, puppets run the gamut of personalities, occupations, interests, and vices. Although puppets are living among humans, they are still viewed as second-class citizens enduring discrimination, bigotry, and violence as they attempt to nd their place in the world, living with as much dignity as possible even though theyÂ’re stuffed with uff.Â‘PapillonÂ’Genre: Drama Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Roland Moller, Yorick van Wageningen, Tommy Flanagan and Eve Hewson Director: Michael Noer Rated: R Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books Â“PapillonÂ” and Â“Banco,Â” the lm follows the epic story of Henri Â“PapillonÂ” Charrire (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on DevilÂ’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to nance PapillonÂ’s escape.Â‘AXLÂ’Genre: Adventure and family Cast: Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll, Dominic Rains and Thomas Jane Director: Oliver Daly Rated: PG In the vein of classic Â’80s family movies Â“Short CircuitÂ” and Â“Flight of the Navigator,Â” Â“AXLÂ” is a new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named AXL. Endowed with next-generation arti cial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, AXL forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created AXL and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if AXL gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (Becky G), to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family. Photo by JOSE HARO/BLEECKER STREETRami Malek, left, stars as Louis Dega and Charlie Hunnam as Henri Â“PapillonÂ” Charrire in director Michael NoerÂ’s Â“Papillon,Â” a Bleecker Street release.Photo by MARK ANTHONYWearable art by Irina Bilka will be featured at Wearable Art 14, set for Aug. 25 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. See OPENING, page 3B M-F 8a-10p I S 9a-9p Su 9a-8p M-F 8a-10p I S 9a-9p Su 9a-9p 10609 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 727-581-6500 1422 66th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 727-381-ENVY(3689)MM# 20181, 38304080918 5666 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772727-398-2310Call Today! ZONED FOR HORSES 082318 NON-FLOOD ZONE Let's Get You Home OVER $160 MILLION IN HOMES SOLD SINCE 2016! 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2B Just for Fun Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018Thrift Store Revolution to play St. Pete ArtWorksST. PETERSBURG Â– Thrift Store Revolution will perform Saturday, Sept. 8, 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Pete ArtWorks, 2412 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Tampa-based Thrift Store Revolution is a band with a groovy sound that blends elements of ska and reggae, along with some Latin, rock, punk, jazz, and even classical avors. St. Pete ArtWorks will welcome the band for St. PetersburgÂ’s Second Saturday Art Walk. The performance will coincide with the closing of Judy VienneauÂ’s exhibition Â“Unexpected Color.Â” Spring eldÂ’s Best in Show concert rescheduledCLEARWATER Â– Due to unforeseen scheduling con icts, Rick Springeld presents Best in Show with Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets purchased for the Aug. 24 concert will be honored at the new date. Unfortunately, The Fixx will not be able to appear at the rescheduled show, but will still perform Aug. 25 as scheduled at the Capitol Theatre. The Aug. 25 Fixx concert is sold-out. For information, call 727-791-7400 or visit www.RuthEckerdHall.com.Oil painting class meets Thursdays in Indian ShoresINDIAN SHORES Â– The town of Indian Shores offers Oil Painting for Beginners and Intermediates as part of its recreational programing. The class meets Thursdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m., in the community room of the Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Membership is not required. New students may start on any Thursday. The class fee is $25 per lesson. Students begin with basic fundamentals and move toward working independently from their own photographs or subject matter. More experienced painters share with others and are glad to offer tips and help. Class time consists of demonstrations, instructional and painting time and critiques. The instructor works with each student individually. Students learn about paints, brushes, color mixing, composition, and all of the basics needed to form a foundation in traditional oil painting. Individual creativity is emphasized. New skills are taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The instructor is Betsy Schoepf of Indian Rocks Beach. She has been painting for over 40 years and enjoys still life and beach scenes. Call Schoepf at 727-595-1083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration or questions.ProjectFREE RisingSTARZ to stage Â‘Guys and DollsÂ’GULFPORT Â– ProjectFREE RisingSTARZ will present its musical adaptation of Â“Guys and DollsÂ” Sept. 14-16 at Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 800-838-3006, ext. 2, or visit projectfreeguysanddolls.bpt.me. The production will feature 25 actors with special needs. ProjectFREE RisingSTARZ offers theater groups to provide opportunities for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to experience live community theater to the best of their abilities. For information, email email@example.com or call 727-3142660.Tarpon Arts to host Maritime Traditions exhibit TARPON SPRINGS Â– Tarpon Arts will host a special reception unveiling a new Maritime Traditions mini-exhibit Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. The exhibit will examine local maritime skills, occupations, and equipment and will showcase artifacts from the local sponge, shrimp, crab, shing, and boat building industries. In addition, attendees can view the newly refurbished exhibit highlighting the Greek community of Tarpon Springs, which features items such as a diving suit, sponge boat parts, religious objects, instruments, and more. At 7 p.m., author and archaeologist Brendan Burke from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will present Â“FloridaÂ’s Fleet: A Boatbuilding and Fishing Legacy from the First Coast.Â” Burke co-authored a book about Atlantic Coast boats, which documents the design in uence of Greek sponge boat builders on Florida shrimp boats. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.Chloe Lowery, Rob Evan to perform at Hand in HandLARGO Â– PureLife Medi-Spa will present Hand in Hand, an exclusive concert and dinner bene ting Hands Across the Bay, Saturday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Wyndham Grand Resort on Clearwater Beach. The event, bene ting Julie WeintraubÂ’s Hands Across the Bay, will feature vocal performances by Chloe Lowery and Rob Evan, from the stars of BroadwayÂ’s Â“RocktopiaÂ” and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The duo will perform a tribute to legendary singers of our time. Individual tickets are $200 per person. All proceeds from the event will directly bene t the charity. Â“Every year we host a fundraiser for Julie WeintraubÂ’s Hands Across the Bay because we truly support its mission to assist Tampa Bay families in need,Â” said PureLife owner Elif Fitzgerald. Â“From advocacy to education, this non-pro t positively impacts our community in many ways. This year, we are very excited to showcase the incredible voices of Broadway stars, Chloe Lowery and Rob Evan. This event is going to be spectacular Â– you donÂ’t want to miss it.Â” Lowery is a native of Largo, and signed her rst music contract with RCA Records at the age of 12. She has performed with high-pro le acts such as YanniÂ’s Voices, Rocktopia and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Evan is an accomplished actor, singer and producer with 20 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry. During the span of his diverse career, he has performed in seven leading roles on the New York stage including the original Broadway cast of Â“Jekyll & Hyde,Â” playing the title roles for three years and over 1,000 performances worldwide. Julie WeintraubÂ’s Hands Across the Bay is a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization that was founded in 2010 by philanthropist and business owner Julie Weintraub. The charity was established to positively impact the lives of as many Tampa Bay residents as possible. The evening will include a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, si-Capitol Theatre to present Boney JamesCLEARWATER Â– Saxophonist and composer Boney James will perform Thursday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. ItÂ’s been a quarter century since the four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man released Â“Trust,Â” his debut recording. Just last year, James released his 16th album, this one titled Â“Honestly.Â” Anyone who senses a direct line between those titles has already come a long way toward understanding what motivates James. Â“IÂ’m ghting the good ght to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed,Â” said the genre-blurring James. Â“With a recordÂ’s title I always try to nd something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy. The word Â‘honestlyÂ’ really re ects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is to make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhereÂ… to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place.Â” Â“HonestlyÂ” follows Â“futuresoul,Â” JamesÂ’ 2015 release that spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. James plays tenor and soprano saxophone parts on Â“HonestlyÂ” and contributes keyboards and drum programming to several of the tracks. But his career might have turned out a lot differently had a music store in his native New Rochelle, New York, had his rst choice in stock the day he walked inside. Â“I wanted to play trumpet but when we went to the store to rent a trumpet all they had were clarinets, so I went home with a clarinet,Â” he said. Â“Two years later I guess I was the best clarinet player in a band full of clarinets and the teacher wanted a sax player so he leaned on me to pick up the saxophone. I didnÂ’t want to do it because it was a much heavier case IÂ’d have to carry. But as soon as I switched I loved it and it pretty quickly became my favorite thing to do. It still is.Â” By the time he entered his teens, James was gigging with bands and he turned pro at 19. He apprenticed as a sideman for artists like Morris Day and the Isley Brothers, picking up pointers on how to present himself onstage and off and didnÂ’t cut his rst album under his own name until he was 30. The independently released Â“TrustÂ” led immediately to a major label deal and a string of increasingly successful recordings and live dates. Over the years, James has racked up sales of more than 3 million records, four RIAA gold albums, four Grammy nominations, a Soul Train Award, nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and 10 CDs atop BillboardÂ’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. In 2009, Billboard named him one of the Top 3 Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade along with Kenny G and Norah Jones. 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Entertainment 3B Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018lent auction, raf es and surprises. Sponsorships are available. Visit www.purelifemedispa.com to purchase tickets online or call 727595-3400.The Studio@620 to welcome Judy BacharST. PETERSBURG Â– Judy Bachar will perform Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Bachar will perform an hourlong concert featuring arias from well-known operas, Broadway hits, and the romantic French chanson. The performer will combine the most beautiful songs from Italy, Spain, France and America. Bachar is from Israel and performs in concerts and private shows around the world, singing in six languages, including Hebrew, English, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish. Her greatest passion is to excite and reach every single person in the audience. She does that with tremendous professionalism and artistry, and the audience rewards her with love. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for Studio@620 members. Visit www.studio620.org or call 727895-6620 for more information.Art exhibition set at Dunedin CommonsDUNEDIN Â– Five local Dunedin and Clearwater artists have joined together to bring their artistic creations to Pinellas County area residents and visitors for a one-day, free exhibition Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Dunedin Commons, 2701 Dunedin Commons Place, Dunedin. Refreshments and wine will be served. Dunedin Commons has a large community center where the art will be displayed, as well as 280 units of luxury apartment homes being constructed on site. The artists have long histories as artists and teachers both in Florida and beyond with differing styles of paintings, photography, and ceramic art. Featured artists include Karen Baker, Elizabeth Faubert, Merrill Kramer, Debra Thomas Weible and Theodosia A.G. Tamborlane. Tamborlane is serving as curator for this exhibition. The artistsÂ’ creations will be reasonably priced for sale for home, of ce, or gift giving. DeLuca to perform at Safety Harbor LibrarySAFETY HARBOR Â– Singer Dave DeLuca will perform classic hits from the Â’50s, Â’60s and Â’70s Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. The performances will bring back the greatest radio hits of the late 1950s through the early 1970s, from several genres, including doowop, Motown, rock and roll, British Invasion, bubblegum, classic, soul, and R&B. The set will feature popular songs such as Â“In the Still of the Night,Â” Â“The Lion Sleeps Tonight,Â” Â“Earth AngelÂ” and many more. DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, and recording engineer, with 30 years of performing experience. He is a member of the SongwriterÂ’s Guild of America, has songs published by BMI, and won a starring role in the Count Basie TheatreÂ’s fth annual Sinatra Birthday Bash. He is currently overseeing production of Â“The Star-Spangled Songbook.Â” Call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112, for more information or visit www. SafetyHarborLibrary.com. A&E, from page 2BTAMPA Â– The Stars Align Tour will bring Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson to the Tampa Bay area for one performance Sunday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $18.75. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. Wilson, the iconic vocalist of Heart, is not only on the road as part of this busy summer: SheÂ’s also preparing to release Â“Immortal,Â” her new solo album, due out Sept. 14 via BMG. Â“I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers,Â” said Wilson in a press release. Â“They are both long time favorites of mine. They are masters at their craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer.Â” For the new release, Wilson has teamed with original Heart producer Mike Flicker for an album that will pay homage to musicians lost in the past few years. Fittingly titled Â“Immortal,Â” the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay homage to some of the singerÂ’s favorite songs and artists, all of whom have passed away in recent years and whose music poignantly lives on. Wilson chose the album title Â“ImmortalÂ” after revealing some working titles early on in the project. Â“The original working titles evolved as the concept for the album evolved, a little bit at a time,Â” explained Wilson Â“As my understanding of what I had undertaken grew and clari ed, I realized a larger truth: that the souls may have departed but the songs will forever be their resonances. These are the poets of our time and their expressions must be handed down. Poetry is lasting and elemental like carvings in rock.Â” The nely etched tracks that comprise Â“ImmortalÂ” cover a lot of musical ground, with many highlights including songs by Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Lesley Gore and Tom Petty. Wilson says the criteria for choosing this collection of songs was easy. Â“First of all, I had to love them,Â” she said. Â“They had to be songs I could get inside of authentically as a singer. Lyrics are important to me but the most important thing is always the marriage of words and melody that makes the song magic.Â” With sexism at the forefront of the national conversation, Wilson said the issue did factor into the inclusion of Â“You DonÂ’t Own Me.Â” Â“Â‘You DonÂ’t Own MeÂ’ was originally an early feminist anthem in the 1960s and Â’70s,Â” Wilson said. Â“Since then the idea of self-possession has grown to be more universal, this song is about refusing to be objecti ed and owned Â– by anyone.Â” Over the course of Jeff BeckÂ’s distinguished music career, he has earned an incredible eight Grammy Awards, been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice Â– once as a member of the Yardbirds and again as a solo artist. In the summer of 2016, the guitar virtuoso celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Â“I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,Â” said Beck. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers has led three bands to global success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm. Rodgers has been named the No. 3 Greatest Voice in Rock in Rolling Stone and the No. 2 All Time Best Rock Singer in Classic Rock Magazine. For his songwriting, he was awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Elton John. This year, Rodgers celebrates his 50th anniversary as a recording artist who has sold 125 million records. For the rst time in 50 years in North America, RodgerÂ’s set will focus on his Free catalogue. Â“This is going to be a knock out combination of music and musicians,Â” said Rodgers. Â“IÂ’ve always been a Jeff Beck fan, who isnÂ’t? He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter.Â”Stars AlignAnn Wilson of Heart joins Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers for concert at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre Photo courtesy of MSOPRAnn Wilson performs Aug. 26 at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Â‘An L.A. MinuteÂ’Genre: Comedy Cast: Gabriel Byrne and Kiersey Clemons Director: Daniel Adams Rated: R Â“An L.A. MinuteÂ” is a satirical look at fame, success, the star-making machinery and the karma that attaches to all those who worship at the altar of Celebrity. Everyone can identify with the dilemma that our protagonist, the best-selling author Ted Gold, faces when Velocity, an avant-garde performance artist and the living embodiment of integrity, rocks his 1 percent world. But, as is often the case in real life, what you see is not exactly what you get. Â‘The BookshopÂ’Genre: Drama Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson Director: Isabel Coixet Rated: PG In 1959 England, free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As FlorenceÂ’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: Is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope FitzgeraldÂ’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet, Â“The BookshopÂ” is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. For more movie news, visit www. TBNweekly.com. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly. com. OPENING, from page 1B Photo courtesy of GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENTBill Nighy stars in Â“The Bookshop.Â” The Fixx to play Capitol TheatreCLEARWATER Â– The Fixx will perform Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $36.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The Fixx Â– alternative rock and MTV pioneers Â– are on the road for their summer-long Beach Tour, which will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of their multi-platinum Â“Reach the BeachÂ” album. The Fixx will play the entire Â“Reach the BeachÂ” album live from front to back in addition to other hits and fan favorites from their long, storied career. Released in 1983, Â“Reach the BeachÂ” spawned three Top 40 singles, including Â“One Thing Leads to Another,Â” Â“Saved by ZeroÂ” and Â“The Sign of Fire.Â” The album reached the Top 10 on BillboardÂ’s Album Chart. The singles hit the Top 100 Singles Chart, Mainstream Rock Chart and received heavy airplay on both MTV and radio throughout the world. Even today, songs from Â“Reach the BeachÂ” continue to receive substantial radio airplay as well as streams and video views numbering in the millions. Long anticipated by fans, the tour will mark the rst time The Fixx has endeavored to perform any of their albums in its entirety in a live setting. The Fixx lineup remains identical to that which toured after the original album release. Â“So, here we are heading back to the beach that brought us to this brave new world way back when,Â” said lead singer Cy Curnin. Â“I wonder how many grains of sand have turned into pearls of wisdom since then. WeÂ’re excited to nd out.Â” Drummer Adam Woods thinks the time may be right to revisit the album. Â“ItÂ’ll be good to get to play these songs while the beaches are still where youÂ’d expect them to be,Â” Woods said. The early to mid Â‘80s were marked by several Top 10 Billboard hits for The Fixx. In a biography provided by Kirtland Records, Curnin recalled the bandÂ’s MTV Days with great fondness Â– how he felt he could have been singing Â“Ham and EggsÂ” instead of Â“One Thing Leads to AnotherÂ” because the groove was so strong. He also recalls how girls would throw underwear onstage while they played Â“Red Skies,Â” a song about the aftermath of nuclear fallout and how Â“Saved by Zero,Â” a song about accepting emptiness, still resonates today. Curnin calls the way the bandÂ’s music has been internationally embraced the greatest gift. Referring to this as Â“the Mary Poppins EffectÂ” where a Â“spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,Â” Curnin feels the musicÂ’s accessibility allows for his lyrical expression on some heady topics. Â“The melodies that Jamie comes up with are incredible,Â” Curnin said. Â“He is always creating bits and pieces, then I come in and get a feeling for a word, or an emotion, and it starts to take shape. We get something we can play as a group. Then, it just takes off like it has wings. Rupert is almost like a mad scientist, wherein I can describe where I am going visually with my words and he paints the sound.Â” Â“Beautiful Friction,Â” the bandÂ’s most recent release, nds The Fixx sharper than ever. With Beautiful Friction, the band has created a backdrop of responsibility and the need to be accountable for actions. Â“It seems weÂ’ve all ground to a bit of a halt with so much unrest, the Occupy movement, debt, war and more,Â” said Curnin. Â“We ultimately see the album as positive, eager for the dawn of a new era, the possibility to change the way we see the world and to view it with more optimism. ThatÂ’s why we called it Â‘Beautiful FrictionÂ’ Â– the times we live in are tough, but thereÂ’s a beauty in that. 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RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATES Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking Resident Care Associates (RCAÂ’s) to care for our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Candidates should have previous experience caring for seniors and a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. CNA or HHA certi cations are a plus. Multiple positions available; PT, 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM; including every other weekend and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW; Largo FL 33770. LPN Brookdale Pinecrest is Seeking LPNs to Work Within our Upscale Retirement Community Â– 1 FULLTIME POSITION 2PM-10PM, AND PART TIME-WEEKENDS. Candidates Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Caring, Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of our Residents. Position Requires Level I & Level II Background Checks; EOE; Drug-Free Workplace. 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8B Entertainment Seminole Beacon, August 23, 2018GULFPORT Â– GulfportÂ’s 18th annual GeckoFest promises a full day of family-friendly fun Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The streets of the waterfront village will be lled with live music on two stages, hundreds of food, art and craft vendors, kidsÂ’ activities, and up close and personal street performances by a bevy of acrobats, magicians, daredevils, dancers, aerialists, escape artists, re eaters, balloon artists and costumed characters. GeckoFest is located along Beach and Shore boulevards in the heart of Gulfport. The theme for this yearÂ’s festival, chosen by public voting on the Gecko Ball Facebook page, is Gecko Con. Gecko Con will be a celebration of superheroes, villains, cult characters, imaginary locations and more from comics, books, movies, TV shows, anime and other media in pop culture genres akin to the world of popular Comic Con conventions around the world. The Gecko Con theme offers inspiration for a wide array of costumes, as well as music, dancing, food and drink. Festival-goers are always encouraged to arrive in costume and join in the wacky walking parade at 6 p.m. A costume contest for kids and adults will take place following the parade. The festival will be anked by two stages offering music throughout the day and night. The lineup for 2018 emphasizes local talent from the Tampa Bay area and will feature 12 hours of lively tunes on each stage from singers and bands such as Code Red, I Heart Cats Band, RazinÂ’ Jane, Elysian, Trinity 7, Solar Flair, The Laura Shepherd Show, Askew, Tropical Disturbance, Sonic Stew, Ella Jet and Future Soul and more. Geckofest ends on a high note each year with its ever-popular, high-energy street dances starting at 7 p.m. Strolling and stationary street performers bring talent, fun, thrills and a circus atmosphere to the waterfront village with a chance to get close to the action. Entertainers will make attendees laugh, gasp and applaud. This yearÂ’s street performers include past favorites as well as brand new additions. Returning acts include father-son duo The Dallas and Nick Show, who are reprising their amazing feats of re juggling and escape artistry. Crazy Indy will climb into his Cyr wheel to perform outlandish acrobatic feats. Magician Rafael Villa amazes crowds with sleight of hand. The AcromaniActs Acrobats, a family-friendly acrobatic show, includes acrobatics, extreme ipping, body balancing stunts, lots of comedy and much more. Also returning to roam the streets are the Silver Statue, Ivy Â“Michael JacksonÂ” King, Marie Tess, Pirates, and more. New acts this year are The Flaming Ginger, who combines re, uncommon balance, and danger to create a unique street show, World Stage Productions, an International high energy breakdancing show, 11-year-old Michael Â“Mr. SaxÂ” Smith and Smooth Bryan. Other jugglers, magicians, acrobats, face painters, mimes, dancers and aerialists will be on hand throughout the day. Up to 200 vendors will offer arts, crafts and other goods, as well as foods from across the spectrum to complement the many local restaurants in the village. Beer and wine will also be offered throughout the venue provided by independently owned businesses along Beach Boulevard South. Purchases from GeckoFest vendors, as well as GulfportÂ’s own, shops, galleries and restaurants support local, home-grown small businesses. Parking for GeckoFest is complimentary. Courtesy shuttles also offer visitors an opportunity to park in off-site locations for transportation to and from their vehicle and the festival site. For more information on GeckoFest, directions and parking, visit www.GeckoFest.com. GeckoFest to bring music, magic & thrills to the streets Looking ahead ClearwaterÂ Â“Fully Committed,Â” by Becky Mode, Sept. 1 through Oct. 28, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. The price for buffet and show is $36 including tax. Shows are 11 a.m. Show times and dates vary by week. Call 727-446-5898 for reservations. For information, visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. Â The Zander Family Band, Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $29. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Classic Albums Live: Led ZeppelinÂ’s Houses of the Holy; Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Pablo Cruise, Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $29. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com. Â Joanne Shaw Taylor, Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Here Comes The Mummies, Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Emily Kinney, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m., in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $22.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $40.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Basia, Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthe cap.com. Â Louie Anderson, Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $28. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Â“I Hate Hamlet,Â” Oct. 4-14, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Â Â“Bell, Book, and Candle,Â” by John VanDruten, running Oct. 5-21, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21. For tickets and information, call 727-437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.com. Â Gary Gulman, Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com. Â Mary Chapin Carpenter, Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Classic Albums Live: The Eagles Greatest Hits; Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Lord of the Dance, Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $36. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Eddie Izzard, Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Â Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 18-21, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Tickets are priced at $20 in advance. Children age 12 and younger are free. Limited reserved seating and VIP tickets are also available. For information, call 727-461-5200 or visit ClearwaterJazz.com or facebook.com/ClearwaterJazz. Â Clearwater Jazz After Party, Friday, Oct. 19, 10:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $21 in advance. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Â Bob Dylan and His Band, Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $72.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.LargoÂ Â“Academia Nuts,Â” by Gregg Kreutz, Sept. 6 through Nov. 11, at Just For Laughs Dinner Theater, inside Havana HarryÂ’s 2, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo. For performance times, ticket information or to make reservations, call 727-466-6546 or visit justforlaughsdinnertheater.com. Â Â“Bye Bye Birdie,Â” presented by Theatre eXceptional, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 13-15, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.; at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $20.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â A Selena Tribute presented by Los Chicos del 512, Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Gypsy Star, Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $21.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Stanley Jordan, Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Â Collin Raye, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 727587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.Palm HarborÂ The third annual Palm Harbor Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Florida Avenue in Palm Harbor. Admission is free. For information, visit www.artfestival.com.Pinellas ParkÂ The McCartney Project, Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $16 in advance. For information, call 727-369-5746 or visit www.pinellas-park. com/161/Performing-Arts-Center. Â The Rocket Man Show, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $16 in advance. For information, call 727-369-5746 or visit www.pinellas-park. com/161/Performing-Arts-Center.St. PetersburgÂ O Som Do Jazz and Francois de Lima, Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. General admission tickets are $25. Call 727-822-3590 or visit mypalladi um.org. Â Pirate Flag: A Kenny Chesney tribute band; Friday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. This is a free event. Call 727-565-0550 or visit jannuslive.com. Â Â“The Fantasticks,Â” with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt; Sept. 22 through Oct. 21, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. For performance times and tickets, call 727-4985205 or visit freefalltheatre.com. Â Troye Sivan, Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $45.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit www. themahaffey.com. Â The Summer After Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional and All Time Low; Friday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $38.50 in advance. Call 727-565-0550 or visit jannuslive.com. Â David Byrne, Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $59.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit www. themahaffey.com. Â Â“Between Riverside and Crazy,Â” by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Oct. 3 through Nov. 4, presented by American Stage Theatre 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. Â Streetlight Manifesto, Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $22.50. Call 727-565-0550 or visit jannuslive.com.TampaÂ G-EAZY, Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $14.75. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. Â Paul Simon, Friday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmas ter.com for tickets. For venue information, visit www.amaliearena.com. Â Scorpions, Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $45.75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticket master.com for tickets. For venue information, visit www.amaliearena.com. Â 15th anniversary Freestyle Explosion Concert, Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com for tickets. For venue information, visit www.amaliearena.com. Â Â“Chicago,Â” Sept. 18-23, in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $31. For performance times and tickets, call 813-229-7827 or visit strazcenter.org. Â Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $34. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com for tickets. For venue information, visit www.amaliearena.com. Â Niall Horan, Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $20. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. Â Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $20. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www. livenation.com. Â Lucia Micarelli, Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $25. Call 813-229-7827 or visit strazcenter.org. Â Kid Rock and Brantley Gilbert, Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www. livenation.com.Tarpon SpringsÂ Night in the Islands, Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m., along Dodecanese Boulevard on the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. The free event features live Greek music with Ellada, dancing and outdoor dining. An hour of free Greek dance lessons is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. For information, visit tarponarts.org. 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