A new nonprofit organization
has asked the city to keep open
the nature center at McGough
Friends of McGough, Bonner
and the Nature Preserve, touted
the value of the center at a recent
City Commission meeting.
... Page 3.
Sheriff host forums
Sheriff Jim Coats, along with
Chief Deputy Bob Gualitieri, has
been hosting forums all around
Pinellas to meet with citizens and
hear their concerns.
He said thus far the forums had
gone well and that some people
had offered some good sugges-
Coats said the forums were a
way to educate the public and
allow them to ask questions and
make suggestions as he continues
to look at ways to make the best
use of his dwindling resources.
... Page 8.
Season of the itch
Dr. Michael Rumore, D.V.M.,
has great advice for conquering
those pesky fleas.
... Page 17.
Dr. Michael Rumore
Opening this week
""Robin Hood" chronicles the
life of an expert archer, previously
interested only in self-preserva-
tion, from his service in King
Richard's army against the
... Page 11.
& The Inkwell
Columnist celebrates her life
and her Mom's.
... Page 7.
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Pet Connection .........................17
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By TOM GERMOND
LARGO City commissioners, responding to com-
plaints from businesses saying they are suffering in
hard times, expressed support May 11 for a plan to
provide them temporary relief from the sign ordi-
Commissioner Robert Murray said the signs make
a big difference for businesses. There are so many
businesses along the city streets and "because of the
speeds of the roads, I'm not even aware they are
there," he said.
"It could be the next sale that puts (businesses) in
the black or in the red ... I'm certainly one of those
that shop by looking at signs," Murray said.
Business owners proposed that they be allowed to
select two types of signs from the list of prohibited
signs and that the additional temporary signage be al-
lowed to be displayed continuously subject to a per-
"I think we are making a good
effort here to come to some
- Mayor Pat Gerard
Commissioners basically are leaning toward allow-
ing businesses to have temporary signage for a maxi-
mum of 30 consecutive days one time per quarter for
a year. They also recommended to their staff that
businesses be allowed to have either a professionally
made banner or a "feather flag" sign from the list of
prohibited signs. The changes would be effective city-
Under the staffs recommendation, banners must
be securely attached to a building and the feather
flags must be located at least 15 feet away from the
public right of way.
Those issues how long the signs may be displayed
and what type of signs will be allowed sparked de-
bate at the commission's work session.
Commissioner Mary Black said during elections she
sees cars parked all the time with campaign signs on
"If we as a City Commission feels that's OK, we
should allow a business person to advertise his busi-
ness in the same way that we advertise ourselves,"
Commissioner Harriet Crozier suggested limiting
the number of types of signs the businesses could use
to two, saying she wants to preserve the "classy look"
along the highways.
She said the businesses didn't say they wanted to
have the option to choose all of the types of prohibited
signs. City officials listed eight examples in their pre-
sentation at the work session.
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By BOB McCLURE
TREASURE ISLAND The long
wait for the new John's Pass Bridge
to open is nearly over.
Florida Department of Trans-
portation spokeswoman Kris Carson
said the contract deadline is Febru-
ary and confirmed that Flatiron
Construction of Morrisville, N.C., is
ahead of schedule.
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to build the new northbound John's
Pass Bridge," Carson said in an e-
mail. 'The contractor is building the
roadway approaches to the new
northbound bridge and the bridge
"A lot of work under the new
bridge still remains to be done," she
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bridge must be removed. The fender
system for the new bridge (which
protects the piers from boats) must
be finished. Once this is completed
they will switch all the traffic to the
new northbound bridge and finish
the southbound bridge."
Treasure Island Mayor Bob Min-
ning, who heard a construction up-
date May 4 from John Couture,
assistant district manager for Flat-
iron Construction, said the two
northbound lanes are expected to
open within two weeks when the
southbound bridge will be closed to
install protective fenders.
Minning said the entire project
was expected to be complete by the
end of June.
"We are very pleased to learn that
the bridge will be completed ahead
See BRIDGE, page 4
City officials to market
Largo at trade shows
By TOM GERMOND
LARGO City officials say they
mean business when it comes to try-
ing to attract development to Largo.
They plan to attend trade shows
to provide information to developers,
such as what parcels are available
for their projects.
Three city officials will operate a
booth at the International Council of
Shopping Centers Monday, Aug. 16,
through Wednesday Aug. 18, at the
Gaylord Palms Resort and Conven-
tion Center in Kissimmee, said Largo
Economic Development Manager
'This is going to be big," Brydon
said. "Anybody who wants to do
business in Florida, they come to
She expects that 5,000 to 7,000
developers and commercial brokers
will attend the show.
City officials are putting together
marketing materials and doing other
work, such as conducting invento-
ries of commercial properties along
corridors, to prepare for the confer-
They hope to have the inventory of
the commercial properties along cor-
ridors in the West Bay Drive Com-
munity Redevelopment District and
the Clearwater/Largo Road Corridor
Community Redevelopment District
completed for the conference in Au-
gust. Inventories of other key corri-
dors, such as Ulmerton Road, will
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ficials "to have a good solid base of
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Combining therapy with nature
Barrington Terrace residents experience outings that break with traditional programs
By TOM GERMOND
LARGO Many longtime
residents may take getting
sand in their shoes for grant-
ed. That's not the case for
some people with Alzheimer's
Barrington Terrace, an as-
sisted living and memory care
residence, has developed a
program that combines out-
ings with therapy, said Trina
Watkins, community liaison
"Some of our residents
have never put their foot in
the sand," she said.
Typically, assisted living fa-
cilities bus residents to malls,
restaurants or places to play
bingo, Watkins said. But the
emphasis of Barrington's out-
ings is on nature.
"They try to take two or
three people from the secured
unit," she said, "along with 10
assistant living residents so
that they also get the benefit
of not only the outdoors,
wherever the activity will be,
but also the benefits of thera-
py for them."
The staff doesn't want the
residents to feel they are tak-
ing a trip to a doctor's office.
Sometimes it's hard for resi
dents to walk on ground
that's not perfectly flat. Resi-
dents may have difficulty with
balance and dizziness.
"It gives them that opportu-
nity to have a therapy session
but along with having a fun
activity, doing something else,
like a picnic lunch," Watkins
Barrington has a full-time
staff for providing physical
therapy, occupational therapy
and speech therapy. Pat His-
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and sometimes a volunteer or
The trips are taken on
the fourth Thursday of
every month. Residents
visit beaches and parks.
They walk, play games and
enjoy other light activities.
"It's just a new thing. I
think it's so unique. When
you think about people
with Alzheimer's just to
be outside in the park to
create an awareness for
them ... just to get a spark
out of them, hearing a bird
chirp," Watkins said.
The program was started
about six months ago and
is evolving. Both Hiscox
and Kerns, who has a doc-
torate in physical therapy,
are trying to come up with
new ideas to incorporate a
therapy session with out-
'This way they are doing
that mind, body, spirit kind
of thing," Watkins said.
On trips, besides walk-
ing, residents may play
horseshoes or throw a big
ball to help them develop
"Horseshoes is a fun
game, yet they are getting
that motion with their
body," Watkins said. "They
are using muscle."
Residents look forward to
the outings, Watkins said.
'They absolutely love it.
Since they do it once a
month, naturally they try to
take a different group each
time. Of course, everybody
wants to go," Watkins said.
Enough staff should be
available to have nearly
"They narrow it down to
where it's manageable and
fun," she said. "Enough
people so it's not too small
but you have that interac-
tion of conversations."
Hiscox, who has 20 years
of experience in her field is
"extremely creative" and
"has an incredible way with
people," Watkins said.
She tries to do whatever
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it's hold a pen, or try to
color in the lines or to pick
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held in their hand and tell
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Leader, May 13, 2010
County officials close door on pain management
By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER Stories of personal tragedy, punctuated
with tears and passionate pleas for help, dominated a por-
tion of the May 4 Pinellas County Commission meeting.
Commissioner Susan Latvala brought the issue of pain
management clinics to the table in April when she requested
consideration of a six-month moratorium and other mea-
sures to help local law enforcement and other officials com-
bat a problem that some say is now an epidemic.
The commissioners heard testimony from law enforce-
ment, judicial representatives, a state legislator, school board
member, medical doctors and a man who has a radio show
devoted to prescription drug addiction and abuse.
They also listened to parents and other family members tell
stories about how prescription drug abuse had changed their
lives forever. Many told the commissioners about sons or
daughters who had died from their drug addictions. Others
talked about their children who were still alive, yet addicted.
More than one broke down in tears.
The only opposition came from people who didn't think the
provisions in the ordinance would do enough to help, those
concerned it might prevent legitimate uses of pain manage-
ment clinics and one who believes the problem is the state's
'This is not a silver bullet," Latvala said.
However, most everyone agreed the ordinance was a good
first step and would allow local law enforcement to pursue
more aggressively those clinics that were nothing more than
Several parents told stories about their children getting
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Movies in the Park. Watch a free family movie on the big screen
in Largo Central Park. Refreshments will be sold. Themed ac-
tivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk."
Visit LargoEvents.com for movies and themes.
Call 587-6740, ext. 5014
Sea, sand and synchro: a synchronized swimming spec-
tacular, Saturday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., Southwest Pool, 13120
Description: "Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show begins
For more information and tickets, call Susan at 644-6979 or
Memorial Day sunset ceremony, Monday, May 31, 7 to 9
p.m., Largo Central Park.
Description: "Join the City of Largo and honor those who
have sacrificed their lives as soldiers in the United States
Armed forces. Members of the planning committee include rep-
resentatives from DAV Chapter 11 and their Woman's Auxil-
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For more information, visit LargoEvents.com or call 587-
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LAW, from page 1
"Giving them eight choices, I'm not crazy about that because some
of them are gaudy, tacky," she said.
Commissioner Woody Brown said that if "everybody has all these
signs on this list, you are going to look straight forward and not see
"I think it's a fallacy to say these signs are going to make or break
the business. I do. And I'm a business owner," Brown said.
He said he has mixed feelings on the issue. He was in favor of re-
ducing or eliminating the permit fee to allow businesses to advertise
special events in creative ways.
Brown also said he has spoken to residents and businesses down-
town who said they love improvements made downtown and along
the Clearwater-Largo Road and don't want it to become "tacky or
they don't want to go backwards."
Commissioner Gigi Arntzen said people are not buying as they
were before and she was not "sure that we should be relaxing our
rules to accommodate that change in buying." She also was con-
cerned about monitoring the 30-day restriction.
"I think weekends are going to be a free-for-all," she said.
Commissioner Curtis Holmes said the commission has to take ac-
tion citywide, as opposed to relaxing standards just in the communi-
ty redevelopment districts, or it will be discriminatory.
He also said the city needs to "back off on these folks."
"It's a bad business environment now," he said.
Mayor Pat Gerard said it was difficult to change the sign ordi-
nance "in the first place."
The ordinance was adopted in 2007 and amended in 2009.
"I think we are making a good effort here to come to some com-
promise position," Gerard said, "but whatever we give them is going
to be really hard to take away a year from now."
In other matters, commissioners are working toward asking voters
to extend their terms from three to four years and holding their city
elections strictly in conjunction with county elections, which occur
every two years. Currently, the city's elections are held annually in
City officials say increased voter turnout and saving money in
election costs make it prudent for the commission to examine the
cost-effectiveness of continuing to conduct elections on an annual
The City Commission gave staff the OK to prepare a charter
amendment to change the terms of office of the mayor and city com-
missioners to four years.
hundreds of pills a day using one or more pain management
clinics. They talked about a system that made it easy to stay
One woman who has a family member addicted to pre-
scription drugs told the commissioners that clinics don't
make a person become an addict, but they facilitate a per-
'They make it so easy for people to stay addicts," she said.
"We need to stop making it easy."
Another agreed and said the ordinance was at least a
Band-Aid for the problem.
"And we all know Band-Aids stop the bleeding," she said.
The final version of the ordinance, approved unanimously,
calls for a six-month moratorium on the registration of any
new pain management clinics in the county, beginning 30
days from May 7 or the date the ordinance is filed with the
The countywide ordinance also calls for pain management
clinics to be registered that process also begins in 30 days,
which is the time staff says it needs to prepare the forms and
get ready to maintain a database of registrants, as required
by the new county laws.
To qualify for a county permit, pain management clinics
must first register with the state. Some clinics are exempt
from the process. Exemptions include: clinics with the ma-
jority of its physicians providing surgical services, a clinic af-
filiated with a accredited medical school that provides
training, a clinic owned by a publicly held corporation whose
shares are traded on a national exchange or the over-the-
counter market and whose total assets at the end of the cor-
poration's most recent fiscal quarter exceeded $50 million
Only those clinics registered with the state on the date the
moratorium becomes effective can apply for a permit to oper-
ate in Pinellas County.
Commission Chair Karen Williams Seel expressed concern
about the exemptions and about the four clinics that cur-
rently have registration applications pending at the state
level. She insisted that the ordinance be written only to allow
those with approved registrations on the ordinance's effective
date. According to the state Department of Health, 50 to 60
clinics are currently registered in Pinellas County.
The draft was amended to remove a provision for pending
Provisions for a task force contained in a draft version of
the ordinance also were eliminated because the Pinellas
County Sheriffs Office already has a task force in the works.
Tim Burns, director of Pinellas County Justice and Con-
sumer Services, made some suggestions for future action to
be taken at the state or local level, including limiting the
amount of drugs that can be bought with cash to a 72-hour
supply; required training for personnel; additional rules for
dispensing; additional inspections; requiring a physician to
be the owner of the clinic; placing limitations on advertising;
and requiring full disclosure of the owners and the dis-
pensers of the drugs.
Meanwhile, those with family members addicted to pre-
scription drugs will continue to try to cope any way they can,
including this man whose son almost died from his addic-
"Today he's in jail," he said. "I feel good he's in jail. He's
safe at least. He's alive."
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Construction is ahead of schedule on the new $77 million John's Pass Bridge, which has a February 2011 deadline to be completed.
BRIDGE, from page 1
of schedule and that traffic coming into
and out of the north end of Treasure Is-
land will return to normal," said Min-
ning. 'That's a win for everyone."
If the $77 million project, which began
in January 2006, is finished in late June
it will be complete eight months ahead of
TRADE SHOWS, from page 1
properties. Are the properties on the
market... ," Brydon said.
City commissioners recently ap-
proved an updated plan for the West
Bay district, which, basically, is down-
town Largo. They hope the plan will at-
tract new development downtown
through increased densities and other
The city owns property along the
West Bay Drive that officials don't ex-
pect to put on the market soon be-
cause of the economy. Also, city
officials are trying to have "a better un-
derstanding of what's going to go
there," Brydon said.
But at the conference, by discussing
Largo's two redevelopment districts,
city officials will stimulate interest so
when they get ready to market those
sites, 'we have already kind of given in-
formation out that we have those prop-
erties out there and available."
"That's what the initiative is," she
The project began with the demolition
of the old southbound bridge in 2006.
Traffic was moved to the old northbound
A new northbound span opened in
August 2008. The new southbound span
opened in 2009 and traffic was diverted
onto that side as work began on the ap-
said, "to get out there and to be able to
talk with the developers who know
Florida and are looking for projects for
the next two or three years to start that
The city also has created a four-page
economic profile online that provides
extensive data on Largo.
"Our focus has been to gather the
data that we know is important to 'site
recruiters' as well as developers," she
Other recent economic development
activities include an update of the West
Bay Drive Community Redevelopment
District report that was presented to
city commissioners a couple of months
'That was the first next big piece of
marketing material," she said. 'This
year we took it to the next level. We did
images. We talked about projects. We
put the required data in, but we kicked
it up a notch, and now we are going to
use it as marketing material to talk
about downtown Largo."
proaches to the northbound span.
When complete, the bridge will feature
dual 12-foot lanes in each direction, 8-
foot sidewalks on each side, four obser-
vation decks, improved lighting, and a
new bridge tender house.
The bridge will be 8 feet higher above
the pass and the channel underneath
will be 40 feet wider.
Brydon, who has been working for
the city for two years, said "we have
been trying to create 'a buzz' in the
"We updated our Web sites and I
think that was a big initiative that we
have done. We have thrown a lot of
data out there that wasn't available,"
The data included permits issued,
dollar values of permits, acres of land
annexed and other information that
was not available from other sources -
plenty of fodder for the upcoming trade
This will be the first time the city has
participated in the International Coun-
cil of Shopping Centers' Florida trade
Largo Community Development Di-
rector Carol Stricken, community de-
velopment Program Planner Amanda
Montgomery and Brydon plan to at-
tend the show.
"You have to have feet on the floor to
get (the word) out," Brydon said.
Leader, May 13, 2010
County OKs animal services changes
By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously
approved on May 4 several changes to its Animal Services ordi-
Not everyone agreed with the wording for the new tethering law.
Commissioner John Morroni lobbied to make the county's ordi-
nance match the city of Seminole's, which does not allow any teth-
Morroni was supported by former Seminole Councilor Dan Hes-
ter and a couple of others who gave public testimony during the
However, fellow commissioners failed to approve his amend-
ment, favoring the rules proposed by staff that allows for tempo-
rary tethering of animals.
Dr. Dewayne Taylor, assistant director of Pinellas County Ani-
mal Services, said tethering could be done responsibly and there
was no reason not to allow people to do so while performing a spe-
cific task and for a reasonable period of time.
He was supported by Connie Brooks with SPCA Tampa Bay,
who said that organization supported the tethering ordinance 100
percent, and several others.
Commissioner Ken Welch said he supported the less restrictive
language because without it some people might have to give up
Taylor pointed out that the tethering rules were meant to give
animal services staff a way to combat the problem of people leav-
ing their animals chained outside 24/7. The ordinance says that
no dog can be tethered, fastened, chained, tied or restrained to a
doghouse, tree, fence or any other stationary object except for
the temporary allowance.
In addition, dogs can be attached to a running line, pulley or
trolley system as long as it is not attached via a choke-type, pinch-
type, prong-type or improperly fitting collar.
Other requirements include that the tether must be at least five
times the length of the dog's body; terminate at both ends with a
swivel; and not weigh more than 1/8 of the dog's weight.
The dog must not be tethered in a way that would cause in-
jury, strangulation or entanglement and it must be free of tan-
Dogs cannot be left tethered during extreme weather, including
extreme heat, near-freezing temperatures, thunderstorms, torna-
does, tropical storms or hurricanes, and the animal must have ac-
cess to water, adequate shelter and dry ground.
Puppies less than 6 months old, and those sick or injured can-
not be tethered.
Persons found in violation of the tethering ordinance could be
fined up to $500.
Taylor said enforcement of the tethering law would come from
investigations of complaints and from help from local animal orga-
IJeremy (owner) 727-487-4223 nowroom:1
7750 Park Blvd.
SMynatt (owner) 727-612-9738 Pinellas Park, 337811
nizations. To report a person violating the tethering law, call ani-
mal services at 582-2600.
Several people objected to a proposed change in holding time for
stray animals. Taylor and his staff had suggested changing the
time that animals with identification are kept from 10 days to
seven days and animals without identification from five days to
People said three days wasn't enough time, even though Taylor
said most animals were claimed within three to four days. The
commission requested that the ordinance be amended to keep an-
imals without ID for four days.
Taylor said there was a problem with keeping animals too long
at the shelter due to stress and disease.
'The healthier animals I can get out to adoptions the better," he
One woman complained that animal services would not give in-
formation about missing pets over the phone.
Taylor explained that it is difficult to identify animals from a
physical description. He said he did not want his staff responsible
for telling a caller that their animal was not at the shelter due to a
Suggestions were made to seek volunteer photographers and
work on getting the photos of animals posted on the county's Web
site in real time.
People who have a missing pet can call the Lost or Found Pets
Hotline at 582-2604, visit the shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road or
visit www.pcsoweb.com/cares to post a lost pet's description or
Commissioners listened to supporters of a change to the defini-
tion of vicious animal. Several told stories about how their beloved
pets had been attacked without cause. One man was walking his
beagle, Molly, when she was attacked and killed by two pit bulls.
'There was nothing I could do," he said.
A woman told about her dog that was killed in her own back-
yard by a dog that jumped the fence. She said the law prevented
animal services from doing anything until the aggressive dog had
killed twice. Changing the number of attacks from two to one
would prevent such animals from getting a second chance to kill
again, she said.
The fourth change to the ordinance makes it a requirement to
submit a written statement about an incident involving a danger-
ous animal within 30 days, which Taylor said would allow animal
services to deal with those cases more efficiently.
;l'tr'II'Ijeiiore and] Ifte'r Ca:rI tle"Ofee
TBARTA OKs plan to
merge with Bay Area
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority
board of directors agreed April 30 to merge the operations
of Bay Area Commuter Services into TBARTA, making
TBARTA responsible for a variety of commuter services
serving Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas
"TBARTA and BACS have a shared mission and respon-
sibility of improving mobility and providing transportation
options for people in the Tampa Bay region," said Ronnie
Duncan, chairman of the TBARTA board of directors. "This
union will help us increase program effectiveness, decrease
overall costs and take advantage of efficiencies which can
be accomplished through the co-location and combination
of both organizations' programs and operations."
Bay Area Commuter Services is one of the Florida De-
partment of Transportation's nine commuter assistance
programs within the state. Created in 1992, BACS is a pri-
vate, nonprofit organization founded and funded by the
State of Florida Department of Transportation to promote
transportation options to the single-occupant vehicle in the
Tampa Bay area and surrounding counties.
Some of the programs and commuter services that
TBARTA will continue to provide include: carpool and com-
muter vanpool matching; working with businesses on pro-
grams such as compressed work week and variable work
hour strategies; teaching businesses and organizations
how to telework; and other transportation mobility, fuel re-
duction and congestion reducing strategies.
Under the merger agreement, the BACS board of direc-
tors will become an advisory body to TBARTA concerning
commuter assistance and mobility programs within the
TBARTA governance and operations structure.
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority
was created by the Florida Legislature in 2007 to plan and
develop a multimodal transportation system that will con-
nect the seven counties of the Tampa Bay region.
TBARTA adopted a legislatively-mandated Regional
Transportation Master Plan for the Tampa Bay region in
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and increase consumers' acceptance of electric
vehicles are under way in the area.
Get Ready Tampa Bay, a coalition of local
governments, regional agencies, businesses
and other entities, is committed to preparing
the area for the early release and integration of
plug-in electric vehicles.
Some of the goals are to attract vehicles
manufacturers to early-release vehicles in the
Tampa Bay area, create a positive economic
impact and green jobs growth, reduce vehicle
emissions, increase use of alternative and or
innovative energy and increase energy inde-
pendence from foreign sources.
Such efforts are prudent because the federal
government has set a target of at least 1 mil-
lion plug-in electric vehicles in service by
2015, reducing the reliance on imported petro-
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The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
is providing strong support for the program,
and it would behoove all local governments to
keep informed about issues pertaining to vehi-
Among those issues are educating electri-
cians and building inspectors to expedite the
permitting and installation process and updat-
ing codes to accommodate the installation of
charging stations in public and private loca-
Leader, May 13, 2010
The extent to which electric vehicles will af-
fect the future of transportation in the world
remains to be seen.
Nevertheless, they're coming.
Lester Aradi has provided strong level-head-
ed leadership during his nine years as police
chief for the city of Largo.
Retiring June 1 after a 36-year career in law
enforcement, Aradi has brought many im-
provements to the police department, such as
new technology. His involvement in the com-
munity and support for many important initia-
tives has made a difference beyond the city's
borders, such as having a lead role in estab-
lishing the Silver Alert program two years ago
to help locate missing seniors.
Aradi's ability to be flexible also has been an
asset for the city, particularly during the lean
fiscal years. The department continues to pro-
vide good service, despite undergoing budget
Meanwhile, City Manager Mac Craig ap-
pears to have made the right move in naming
John Carroll as the city's next police chief.
Chief Deputy Carroll, a longtime Largo resi-
dent and 30-year veteran of the department,
has an outstanding track record and the re-
spect of city officials.
He has received high marks in his evalua-
tions over the years and, according to Aradi,
"lives and breathes good leadership."
In Aradi's own words, he leaves the depart-
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The sky won't fall if
Amendment 4 passes
Re: "Council says no to Amendment 4" -
Seminole Beacon, May 4
Opponents of Amendment 4, the develop-
ment and home building industry, have been
successful in scaring many local governments
with misinformation. Unfortunately, many
local governments aren't even researching
these bogus claims. They're just accepting
them and passing resolutions saying that the
sky will fall if Amendment 4 is passed.
Overdevelopment helped crash Florida's
economy. We currently have over 400,000 va-
cant dwellings. Local governments helped
create the building boom by charging artifi-
cially low impact fees to builders along with
not forcing them to fully fund the needed in-
frastructure (roads, schools, water, sewer,
safety). In spite of what politicians tell their
constituents, development doesn't pay for it-
self, and there are numerous studies that
have proven that (in Jacksonville, Sarasota,
Fort Myers, Hillsborough to name a few). In
both commercial and residential development
it costs government more to provide the ser-
vices than what it receives in the new tax rev-
enue that's generated.
Our long range growth plans that are re-
quired by state law are meant to place ser-
vices and population in an organized and
efficient manner so as to improve our quality
of life, prevent sprawl and keep taxes lower.
But these well thought out plans are con-
stantly being changed every time a developer
wants to build something that conflicts with
existing plans. Instead of asking developers to
conform to our plans, our local governments
quickly cave-in and approve the plan
changes. This is occurring in every county of
Florida at an alarming rate because our
politicians can't seem to say no to developers.
If you look at most politicians' campaign con-
tribution records, they receive a sizable
amount from development interests (in some
cases more than 50 percent). Consider that
fact along with the fact that they approve
most of the plan changes that are submitted
by developers. As an example, the Hillsbor-
ough County Commission approves over 92
percent of submitted plan changes.
Most counties are in dire straits because of
overdevelopment with inadequate infrastruc-
ture. Does the Legislature, the local politi-
cians, the chambers of commerce offer a
solution? No, their solution is more of the
same. They say, don't change anything ... we
like it this way ... we need to make it easier
for developers so they can quickly build more
homes ... we'll have to raise your taxes to fix
roads and provide basic services, but it's
worked well for us here in government and
our business partners love it, too.
What will Amendment 4 do?
It will provide a simple and balanced ap-
proach to planning for our communities
It adds only more steps to the existing
process for changing growth plans
Citizens will have a say in the future of
their communities. Shouldn't we have mean-
ingful input into deciding where the next
3,000 home subdivision will go, or the next
airport, or the next supermall?
It will help force business interests/de-
velopers to stick to a community's growth
Local governments will be more cautious
in approving developer-initiated changes be-
cause citizens will have the ability to veto bad
As the number of privately-initiated
amendments goes down, process costs will
decrease. Governments will be able to actual-
ly do more long range planning, as a result
The scrubbing, vetting and technical re-
view of changes by county/city planners will
remain in place
The approval of plan changes will still be
in the hands of elected officials as it is today.
The only difference is that voters will have
the option of agreeing or disagreeing with the
officials when the item reaches the ballot, as
the last step in the process.
The only changes that the public will vote
on will be future land use changes on their
respective growth plans. Voters will not have
to vote on any other changes to the plans.
They will not vote on zoning, rezoning, vari-
ances, building permits, etc. Depending on
the size of the county, the estimated number
of ballot items is from one to five items per
Amendment 4 will not stop anyone from
building. Florida is "shovel ready" as we
speak. It does not require a change in the
growth plan to build a building. Current land
use designations that are already in place
across all of the counties in Florida would
allow enough building to accommodate an-
other 100+ million people, without ever mak-
ing another change to the growth plans.
According to data provided by the state's De-
partment of Community Affairs, in the last
four years commercial pre-approvals have in-
creased exponentially more than 1.3 bil-
lion-square-feet of floor area, which would
equate to 13,000 Walmarts. Pre-approved
land is everywhere. When the market re-
bounds there will be nothing to stop busi-
ness from building.
Look at your own community. The bad
growth decisions that we have to live with are
all too obvious. Amendment 4 is needed. We
need a vote on growth.
Amendment 4, regional coordinator
See FORUM, page 7
Facebook has been around
for several years. During that
time I kept hearing of how
popular and successful it has
been. So, finally, a couple of
weeks ago, I joined. By now
I'm starting to wonder what
all the fuss is about.
One major goal of belonging
to Facebook is to claim as
many "friends" as possible.
The definition of "friend" is
quite flexible. A person can be
listed as one's friend just by
saying so, or agreeing to be
listed. Photographs of each
friend are encouraged. Once a
number of friends has been
assembled and listed, you're
ready to proceed. The ques-
tion is, proceed to what?
What are the purposes of
In the News Feed section of
my Facebook site, a woman
(unknown to me) has asked
how she should get rid of a
hair stuck in her throat. This
elicited a number of respons-
es from other persons, result-
ing in back-and-forth
chit-chat that sounded as if it
had been lifted from Twitter.
Another "feed" by a Tampa
nephew of mine was this
statement: "Guns don't kill
people. Dads of pretty daugh-
ters do." A degree of truth in
that, and I must assume that
Facebook is an outlet for
opinions, large and small,
dealing with guns, throat hair
removal and anything else a
person may want to say. Sort
of like talk radio.
Several people had entries
dealing with Farmville. I gath-
er that's a mythical place, sort
of a game in which partici-
pants grow crops and tend
Most subscribers to Face-
book are caught between two
conflicting drives. One is to
reveal themselves and make
contact with other humans.
The second is to keep from
telling too much about them-
selves. Or so it seems to me.
Just this afternoon I heard a
TV warning to Facebook sub-
scribers, telling them not to
publicly state when they're
going to be away on vacation.
That could be an invitation to
burglars to rummage through
Each Facebook subscriber
is encouraged to give basic in-
formation about himself/her-
self. But that data need not to
be truthful. And, indeed, per-
haps it shouldn't be. All sorts
of predators are out there -
sex perverts, insurance sales-
men, religious proselytizers -
ready to glom on to Facebook
members who give too many
Facebookers who list bla-
tantly false information are
not likely to be questioned on
it. I gave my birth year as
1902; only one of my friends
noticed it. My grandson, aged
13, listed his marital status
Each Facebook profile sec-
tion has space in which you
can name your favorite
movies, books, and activities
and interests, plus your reli-
gious and political leanings. I
filled out that space generous-
ly, assuming that out there in
Facebook's global network
there might be a few people
with interests common to my
own who'd contact me to
swap hello's. So far no one
has. I guess I should have
listed throat hairs as a con-
What troubles me most
about Facebook are the indi-
cations that, unless you are
aware of the privacy settings
available to each user, the
outside world can easily ob-
tain information about which
Web sites you visit. That's al-
most the same as letting out-
siders read your most private
thoughts. Newcomers to
Facebook (and this includes
me) would be well advised to
do some studying before
jumping into the action by
posting and befriending every-
one in sight. The tab labeled
"Account," when clicked, gives
you a dropdown menu whose
"Privacy Settings" and "Help
Center" provide all sorts of
useful data. I plan to do some
serious homework there in
At this stage I'm tempted to
regard Facebook as a harm-
less, somewhat gratifying
time-waster. As I review my
list of friends (both actual and
would-be), I see that I already
have phone numbers or e-
mail addresses for most of
them. This raises the question
of why I should bother with
Facebook to keep in touch
with them, especially when
my messages to and from
them will be on display to the
eyeballs of every Facebook
subscriber from here to Bei-
But I could be wrong.
missing the Facebook boat.
For all I know, Facebook
could be my breakthrough
out of my lifelong introverted
lifestyle into a new world of
stimulating ideas and Inter-
net adventures. Time will tell.
It always does. But often it
tells us too late.
Hey, I think I'll put that lit-
tle pearl of wisdom on my
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Leader, May 13, 2010
My mother's stories
Mother's Day and my
birthday always fall in the
same week. This year, 27
doesn't invoke the breathless
anticipation of youth, allow-
ing for the opportunity to ac-
tually reflect on both events.
Two women's stories inter-
twining into one.
As a little girl, I cherished
bedtime rituals with both
parents: Storytime with dad
as we read countless classics
together, one chapter at a
time; quiet time with mom as
she rubbed my back and we
talked about the day. But
one of my favorite rituals
with mom was when I would
ask her to tell me stories of
when she was a little girl.
I loved to imagine my mom
as a girl my age small,
quiet, imaginative, her raven
hair glistening in the Nebras-
ka sun on her grandparents'
farm, where many of her sto-
ries took place. Delightful
misadventures with her two
brothers and her best friend,
Allison, always thrilled me.
One summer, mom and
her older brother, Chris,
heard their grandfather com-
plain about the weasels get-
ting into their crops. Being
loving, concerned grandchil-
dren, they wanted to help.
They'd build weasel traps.
They dug holes and carefully
hid the opening with a layer
of sticks and brush. That'd
catch those blasted weasels,
and oh, wouldn't grandpa be
Perhaps "proud" wasn't the
appropriate word. "Livid,"
"infuriated," or "exasperated"
were much more fitting the
next day after his tractor fell
into their weasel trap, bend-
ing the axle.
Another time, Chris, al-
ways up for torturing his lit-
tle sister, hid in the chicken
coop and cried out in a pan-
icked voice, "Come quick,
Ginevilve! Help! No, there's
no time to grab shoes." My
worried mother ran to her
brother's aid, chicken poop
squishing between her bare
toes. Her concern melted into
anger and betrayal as her
brother's laughter echoed
through the coop.
Mom and her friend, Alli-
son, also found plenty of
mischief all on their own. Not
that they meant to cause
trouble. As conscientious lit-
tle girls, they knew it was
dangerous to play with fire or
the stove, but they couldn't
fight their craving for
s'mores. They did know,
however, how to use the
toaster safely. Therefore, they
didn't think anything of it
when they popped a few
marshmallows into the toast-
er. Until disaster ensued.
And they'd ruined Allison's
I also woulc
when I imagine
cident when I
out the ginger
had walked to
didn't realize t
frosting to give
was candy and
picture the g
white glue d
grew with the
tion until both
a sticky mess,
the girls gave
out the least
Kids also lo
FORUM, from page 6
make them say "Ewww," so
of course I delighted in the
time when mom's family had
a rabbit as a pet who some-
times hopped around the
house. My mom's little broth-
er, Tony, was a baby at the
time. A baby who loved
raisins. Yeah. Those little
round, brown things he
picked up from the floor and
ate were NOT raisins,
Animal stories were always
a hit as well. I loved hearing
about my mom's cats and
kittens, especially because
until my parents divorced,
we weren't allowed to get a
cat because of my dad's aller-
gies. My grandpa had built
mom a treehouse dollhouse,
complete with tiny windows
with curtains and window
boxes. Her kittens loved to
crawl inside any of the tree-
house's three stories and
stick their tiny paws out of
the windows to play. I always
thought of that when I played
with the treehouse after she
passed it down to me.
Perhaps part of the reason
I loved mom's stories so
much is because they were
my first glimpse of her other
than her exalted role as
Mom. Maybe, just maybe,
she was also a girl like me.
Mom and I have different
yet shared stories and have
led different yet intertwined
lives. She nurtured me then
let me go. And again I realize
that my mom isn't just Mom.
She's also a woman like me.
And I'm happy to celebrate
both of our lives and their in-
terconnectedness this week.
Happy Mother's Day,
mom. And thanks for having
me. I'm proud to be your
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Tax candidates to offset election costs
he Inkwell Editor:
Alexandra The recent Supreme Court decision that any entity in
Caldwell existence in the world, person, people, group, business,
union, etc., has a legal right to contribute political cam-
paign funds (i.e., to influence the vote) in every U.S.
d always giggle election process has now prompted the Republican
.ed another in- Party to ask the Supreme Court to remove the ban on
mom and Alli- soft money contributions.
to make a Democrats will not take umbrage with this, I'm sure.
louse ... with- I propose to expand on the excellent suggestion of
erbread. They Linda Cole in her Feb. 12 letter. I suggest that all candi-
the store and dates for public office pay the necessary filing fee and
of candy but also pay a 10 percent tax on all campaign contributions
hat they need- from every entity registered to vote in the specific politi-
Id and special cal district in which the candidate is seeking office.
e the house its I mean, if the candidate is running for the city or
1 they needed county office, the campaign contributions from any en-
d glue, right? I tity registered to vote in that city or county be taxed at
cirls hunched 10 percent to pay the costs of actually holding that elec-
their projects, tion. As Cole said we voters are paying too much al-
ripping down ready.
nd mints and I further suggest that every campaign contribution
The mounds from any entity that is not registered to vote in the af-
girls' frustra- fected district be taxed at 20 percent again to relieve
Collapsed into the taxpayer/voter from the ever-increasing cost of elec-
at which time tions.
up and picked A large number of candidates is to be encouraged, of
gooey pieces to course, (up to a reasonable slate), but with unrestricted
campaign funds becoming available there will be a
ve stories that plethora of candidates running for office and the vot-
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None of their business
Everyone is entitled to their opinion on this matter of
prayer at the council meetings. Freedom of speech and
religion are guarantees that we all cherish.
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Sheriff Coats takes his cause to the streets
By SUZETTE PORTER
Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats wants the
public to know about all the operations and ser-
vices his office provides.
He said it is especially important that people
understand the extent of his responsibilities as
he continues to cut his budget to deal with the
recent shortfalls in revenue.
Coats, along with Chief Deputy Bob Guali-
tieri, has been hosting forums all around Pinel-
las to meet with citizens and hear their
concerns. Two more meetings are scheduled
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the following loca-
Tuesday, May 18, Bayside High School,
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Coats said most everyone was familiar with
the role of his deputies and the patrol cars. How-
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ment's other duties, such as to the jail, court
security, processing of warrants, child protec-
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He said the forums were a way to educate the
public and allow them to ask questions and
make suggestions as he continues to look at
ways to make the best use of his dwindling re-
sources. He said it also gave his staff a way to
dispel some of the rumors going around about
He said thus far the forums had gone well and
that some people had offered some good sugges-
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difficult to continue making cuts without even-
tually affecting his office's ability to do its job.
For example, last year his office eliminated its
DUI team and DUI arrests are down 65 percent.
He recently submitted his budget for the
2010-11 fiscal year to County Commission
Chair Karen Seel. Coats said he exceeded the
amount necessary to compensate for the de-
crease in revenue by reducing his budget by just
over $20 million.
Coats said his proposed reductions do not in-
clude the full amount the commission wanted
for the stabilization fund.
Coats said despite recent reports that he is
calling for an increase in the millage, he would
not support any tax increase until every oppor-
tunity for increasing efficiencies had been ex-
He said he was concerned about the future
for law enforcement.
"Arrests are down 62 percent because we no
longer have the resources," he said.
He said he also reduced his marine unit oper-
ations last month.
"Now, we won't have enough resources on the
water to take care of the safety violations and the
fishing violations," he said.
He said it was growing more difficult to con-
tinue to make cuts in his workforce.
"For the past three years, going into 2011,
we've cut 561 positions and reduced the budget
by $88 million," he said.
However, he's still shy $10 million of what
County Administrator Bob LaSala set as his tar-
The sheriffs 2009-10 budget totals more than
$120 million. His proposed budget for 2010-11
is just over $98.5 million, still one of the biggest
pieces of the general fund budget.
Coats said the continued economic downturn
was having some impact on morale.
He said he currently has only three majors to
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Coats said he would continue to look for sav-
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Moose Lodge to hold benefit dinner
LARGO A spaghetti dinner will be held Sunday, May 23,
beginning at 2 p.m., at the Largo Moose Lodge 2205 to benefit
a fellow Moose member.
This benefit is for Terry Thomas, who had a stroke and then
a heart attack and lies in a coma with no insurance. The lodge
is holding the fundraiser to help with hospital costs. The cost
Besides a spaghetti dinner a bake goods sale will be held
and live music will be provided by Jumpin Jeff and his musi-
People who are not able to attend but would like to make a
donation can send it to Largo Moose Lodge, which will pass it
on to the family.
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Democrats meet May 17
LARGO -The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club will meet
at 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, at 301 Crestwood Lane, Harbor
Guest speaker Nigel Watson will give his sometimes irrever-
ent take on 'The Current State of American Politics."
The public is invited. Call club president Rich Piper at 588-
SPCA offers adoption packages
LARGO Mother's Day Pet Adoption Packages will be avail-
able throughout the month of May at the SPCA Tampa Bay
shelter, 9099 130th Ave. N.
Packages include the Cat Combo for one adult cat 1 year or
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Doggie Pageant set
ST. PETERSBURG The inaugural Doggie Pageant will be
Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the 66th Street Flea
Market, 5601 66th St.
The free event will feature a doggie pageant with prizes, hot
dog eating contest and a special demonstration from the St.
Pete Canine Unit. Attendees will meet Treat for Troops and
learn what military dogs do overseas. Live entertainment will be
provided by Billy Leather.
Vendors, sponsors needed for pet fair
CLEARWATER- Leash on Life Pet and People Services seeks
sponsors and exhibitors for the Loving Care Pet Fair on Satur-
day, May 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Crest Lake Park, 201 Glen-
The purpose of the event is to support charities striving to
promote pet adoption and proper care of animals. Proceeds will
be split among participating charities.
Vendors are invited to rent space to display and sell pet care
products or educational material. Animal welfare groups will
offer animal adoption, animal care tips and expert talks. There
also will be pet contests, raffles, live music, refreshments,
mounted and K-9 police, critter face painting for kids, and a
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the event and to help with activities.
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Registration is under way for the Pinellas County Sheriffs
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Friday, June 18, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
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Thursday, May 13
Curious Kids, 10 a.m.:
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'Letters to Juliet'
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave,
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Director: Gary Winick
When a young American (Amanda Seyfried)
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crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and
Juliet fame, she joins a group of volunteers
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sets off a chain of events that will bring a love
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After months of being alone, sad, busy,
sidetracked, free, lofty, late and away from his
kids, Lenny (Ronald Bronstein), 34 with gray-
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with his sons Sage (Sage Ranaldo), 9, and Frey
(Frey Ranaldo), 7. Lenny juggles his kids and
everything else all within a midtown studio
apartment in New York City. He ultimately
faces the choice of being their father or their
friend with the idea that these two weeks must
last six months. In these two weeks, a trip up-
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girlfriend, "magic" blankets, and complete law-
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Cast: g'Orianka Kilcher, Shaun Evans,
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SGeorge Trimitsis exhib-
it, through May 31, in the
Osceola Gallery at the Clear-
water Main Library, 100 N.
Osceola Ave. Trimitsis' art
reflects his formal education
in the sciences and his fasci-
nation with poetry, mytholo-
gy and social issues. He
belongs to a contemporary
generation of artists for
whom the computer is an in-
tegral tool in the art-making
process. His work generally
lie somewhere in between
fact and fiction, reality and
imagination, art and science.
Trimitsis has exhibited his
art nationally in solo shows
and group exhibitions. Visit
Library hours are Monday
through Thursday, 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m.; and Friday
through Sunday, noon to 5
p.m. Call 562-4970.
"Funny Money," by Ray
Cooney, through June 20, at
Early Bird Dinner Theatre,
presented at the Italian-
American Club, 200 S. Mc-
Mullen-Booth Road. Seating
for performances Thursday
through Sunday is 4 p.m.
Seating for matinees Thurs-
day and Saturday is 11 a.m.
Admission is $29.90 a per-
son. Call 446-5898 or visit
"Habit of Art," Sunday,
May 16, 2 p.m., at Capitol
Theatre, 405 Cleveland St.
Tickets are $20 and are
available at the Ruth Eckerd
Hall ticket office, 1111 Mc-
Mullen-Booth Road, by call-
ing 791-7400 or by visiting
The United Kingdom's Na-
tional Theatre NT Live Series
will continue with a live per-
formance of the play "Habit
of Art" broadcast on a cine-
ma screen at the theater.
This new play by Alan Ben-
nett, which opened in the
Lyttelton Theatre in Novem-
ber 2009, is directed by
Nicholas Hytner. Benjamin
Britten, sailing uncomfort-
ably close to the wind with
his new opera, "Death in
Venice," seeks advice from
his former collaborator and
friend, W.H. Auden. During
this imagined meeting, their
first for 25 years, they are ob-
served and interrupted by,
amongst others, their future
biographer and a young man
from the local bus station.
Bennett's new play is as
much about the theatre as it
is about poetry or music.
The Florida Orchestra:
Ginastera's Harp Concerto;
Sunday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.,
at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111
McMullen-Booth Road. Tick-
ets range from $22 to $69.
Call 791-7400 or visit
The concert will feature
Grant Llewellyn, conductor;
and Anna Kate Mackle, harp.
Mackle, principal harpist, will
perform Ginastera's virtuosic
and rhythmically energetic
Harp Concerto. The program
also will include Osvaldo
Golijov's Last Round, an
homage to tango master
Astor Piazzolla, Wagner's ten-
der and eloquent Siegfried
Idyll and Beethoven's sunny
Symphony No. 1.
"Don't Dress for Din-
ner," May 20-30, at Francis
Wilson Playhouse, 302 Semi-
nole St. Performances are
Wednesday through Satur-
day, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sat-
urday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults
and $10 for students. Call
446-1360 or visit www.fran-
comedy was written by Marc
Camoletti and adapted by
Jonny Lang, Friday, May
21, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth
Road. Reserved tickets start
at $37. Call 791-7400 or visit
The Grammy Award Winner
exploded onto the national
scene with a combination of
highly developed blues guitar
chops and a powerful voice
that rivaled some musicians
more than twice his age. And
that was just the beginning.
Fifteen years and a half-
dozen studio albums later, he
has evolved into a seasoned
musician and a road-savvy
showman capable of deliver-
ing powerful live perfor-
mances on his home soil and
just about every other conti-
nent on the globe.
Ron White, Saturday,
May 22, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.,
at Ruch Eckerd Hall, 1111
McMullen-Booth Road. Tick-
ets are $48.75. Call 791-
7400 or visit www.rutheckerd
hall.com. White, best known
as the cigar-smoking, scotch-
drinking funnyman from the
"Blue Collar Comedy" phe-
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one-hour specials in Comedy
Central history. His book ap-
peared on the New York
Times Best Seller List and his
CD and DVD sales have ex-
ceeded 10 million units.
White's performance is for
The Florida Orchestra:
Classic James Bond; Sun-
day, May 23, 7:30 p.m., at
Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 Mc-
Mullen-Booth Road. Tickets
range from $22 to $69. Call
791-7400 or visit www.ruth
eckerdhall.com. The concert
will feature Carl Davis, con-
ductor; and Mary Carewe, vo-
calist. The program will
include a night of "symphon-
ic espionage" reliving the
thrills, the spills, the ever-so-
cool chills of 007 Bond,
James Bond. Songs will be
performed from "Goldfinger,"
"From Russia with Love,"
Royale," "Diamonds Are For-
ever," "Live and Let Die" and
Melody Craven, Friday,
May 28, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth
Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-
Booth Road. Tickets are $17
for adults and $12 for stu-
dents. Call 791-7400 or visit
Craven's Evening of Favorites
was a huge success in 2007,
so Ruth Eckerd Hall is bring-
ing her back for an encore
performance. This time she
will offer a sampling of the
best of Broadway. Craven
has performed throughout
the Tampa Bay area for 28
years and has toured with
Eckerd Theater Company for
10 seasons. Her personal
warmth and unaffected na-
ture, clear love of her art, and
crystalline voice are an irre-
Basia, Sunday, May 30, 7
p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall,
1111 McMullen-Booth Road.
Tickets range from $35 to
$65. Call 791-7400 or visit
Polish vocalist Basia
Trzetrzelewska spent several
years in the pop band Matt
Bianco, an offshoot of Blue
Rondo a la Turk, before
launching a solo career in
1987. With the musical assis-
tance of Matt Bianco's Danny
White, she developed a subtle
cocktail jazz-pop first show-
cased on her 1987 debut
album, 'Time and Tide." Sup-
ported by the singles "New
Day for You" and 'Time and
Tide," the record became a hit
in Europe and America,
where the album went plat-
inum. Reunited with Danny
White and Mark Reilly, the
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group released Mat's Mood in
2004. Basia then returned
her focus to her solo career,
releasing "It's That Girl Again"
with White's help in early
Backstreet Boys, Mon-
day, May 31, 7:30 p.m., at
Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 Mc-
Mullen-Booth Road. Tickets
range from $52.50 to $85.
Call 791-7400 or visit
more than 16 years, the
Backstreet Boys have deliv-
ered the very finest pop music
has to offer, include hits such
as "I Want It That Way,"
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"The Kitchen Witches,"
by Caroline Smith, July 15
through Sept. 5, at Early Bird
Dinner Theatre, presented at
the Italian-American Club,
200 S. McMullen-Booth Road.
Seating for performances
Thursday through Sunday is
4 p.m. Seating for matinees
Thursday and Saturday is 11
a.m. Admission is $29.90 a
person. Call 446-5898 or visit
"Lovers and Other
Strangers," by Renee Taylor
and Joseph Bologna, Sept. 9
through Oct. 31, at Early Bird
Dinner Theatre, presented at
the Italian-American Club,
200 S. McMullen-Booth Road.
Seating for performances
Thursday through Sunday is
4 p.m. Seating for matinees
Thursday and Saturday is 11
a.m. Admission is $29.90 a
person. Call 446-5898 or visit
"How the Other Half
Loves," by Alan Ayckbourn,
Nov. 4 through Dec. 26, at
Early Bird Dinner Theatre,
presented at the Italian-Amer-
ican Club, 200 S. McMullen-
Booth Road. Seating for
through Sunday is 4 p.m.
Seating for matinees Thurs-
day and Saturday is 11 a.m.
Admission is $29.90 a per-
son. Call 446-5898 or visit
Craft Festival, Saturday and
Sunday, June 26-27, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., on Main Street in
downtown Dunedin. The
city's village-like atmosphere
and relaxed lifestyle contin-
ues to attract visitors from
around the world to this free
annual festival. Artists and
crafters will display and make
available for purchase pot-
tery, photography, glasswork
and woodwork. The festival is
sponsored by Howard Alan
Events. Visit www.artfestival.
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artists and live music. Call
"Moon over Buffalo," an
Eight O'Clock Theatre pro-
duction, through May 16, at
Largo Cultural Center, 105
Central Park Drive. Perfor-
mances are Thursday
through Saturday, 8 p.m.
Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $21 for adults and
$16 for students age 19 and
younger with identification.
Call 587-6793 or visit
This production of Ken Lud-
wig's "Moon over Buffalo" will
be directed by Judy Becotte.
Antique Appraisal Fair,
Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., at Heritage Village,
11909 125th St. N. Spon-
sored by the Pinellas County
Historical Society, the event
will present noted Tampa Bay
area antique experts who will
examine and appraise items.
During the fair, appraisers
will offer a broad spectrum of
antique information. In addi-
tion, specialists will cover Ori-
ental rugs, Victorian jewelry,
rare and vintage books, guns
and armor, collectable glass
including Depression glass,
musical stringed instruments
and pre-1950 dolls. Gems
and stones experts and a
clock specialist will help with
appraisals. Appraisal fees will
be $5 an item or $12 for three
items. Proceeds will benefit
Heritage Village. Call 582-
"Nunsense," an Eight
From left, Kate Gaudet, Trey Ryan, Gary L. Smith and Jessica Bishop star in Eight O'Clock Theatre's
production of "Moon Over Buffalo," running through May 16 at Largo Cultural Center.
O'Clock Theatre production,
July 9-18, at Largo Cultural
Center, 105 Central Park
Drive. Performances are
Thursday through Saturday,
8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday,
2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for
adults and $16 for students
age 19 and younger with iden-
tification. Call 587-6793 or
us. "Nunsense" will be direct-
ed by Ron Zietz with choreog-
raphy by James Grenelle and
musical direction by Emi Ste-
The Fixx, Wednesday,
July 28, 7:30 p.m., at Largo
Cultural Center, 105 Central
Park Drive. Tickets are $25 in
advance or $30 at the show.
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The Original Kiss Army,
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Largo Cultural Center, 105
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Sunset Sounds, Friday,
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Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay
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Attendees can eat dinner at
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Belcher Elementary celebrates 50 years
CLEARWATER Belcher Elementary celebrates its 50th
anniversary on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, at
1839 S. Belcher Road.
Festivities begin on Friday at 1:30 p.m., and a new building
and a butterfly garden will be dedicated in memory of one of
the school's teachers. The fun continues on Saturday, 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Bobcat Annual Picnic. In honor of the
anniversary, there will be old-fashioned games such as a
three-legged race. There also will be music by a local radio
Rutz special project grants awarded
The Jan Chase Rutz Family Fund within the Community
Foundation of Tampa Bay has announced the recipients of
classroom grants for innovation. There were six district ele-
mentary and two middle school teachers who will receive
funds to purchase supplies for their projects. The following
are the winners:
Barbara Foster, a fourth-grade teacher at Eisenhower El-
ementary, 2800 Drew St., Clearwater, who received $454.95
to create quality online courses and an interactive book club
Web site to motivate students to read at home and over the
Kathia Brown, a seventh-grade teacher at Pinellas Park
Middle, 6940 70th Ave., who is purchasing GPS for emotion-
ally-handicapped students for her "Great Pupils Search to
Learn" project with a $500 grant.
Suzanne Byers, a third-grade teacher at Fuguitt Elemen-
tary, 13010 101st St., Largo, won a $500 grant to implement
the Science Court program which incorporates technology
with manipulative items using the 12 science inquiry topics.
Debra Ruth, autistic teacher at McMullen-Booth Elemen-
tary, 3025 Union St., Clearwater, developed a program to en-
hance the abilities and interactions of students with autism.
She received a grant for $218.99 to purchase a Wii technolo-
Kara Scott, a kindergarten teacher at Lealman Avenue El-
ementary, 4001 58th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, designed a life
science unit that will use eggs, an incubator and a brooder
kit to hatch chickens. She received a $311.95 grant.
April McKinley, a fourth-grade teacher at Brooker Creek
Elementary, 3130 Forelck Road, Tarpon Springs, received
$494.66 for literature and math games that simulate real-
world problems that students may encounter in everyday life
to enhance mental math skills.
Annette Anthony, a math and science teacher at Gulfport
Elementary, 2014 52nd St. S., won $241 to purchase an
Eggspert Classroom Review Game system to create a game
show-themed lesson that can be incorporated into any sub-
ject and adapted to any classroom.
Brett Bryant, a seventh-grade teacher from Carwise Mid-
dle, 3301 Bentley Drive, Palm Harbor, is "Bringing Math
Home Virtually" through a $209.90 grant. He will purchase
Power Director 8 software and an external hard drive to cre-
ate student-generated mathematical video lessons for the
school Web site, to be accessed by students when they need
help understanding their homework or materials covered in
The Jan Chase Rutz Family Fund was established in De-
cember 2006 in memory of Rutz, who often used personal as-
sets to get special materials in order to make learning more
interesting and cognitive for her students.
Modern Warfare II Tournament set
TAMPA Southwest Florida College, in conjunction with
Play 'N' Trade Video Games, will host a Modern Warfare II
Tournament on Saturday, June 12, 1:30 p.m., at the col-
lege, 3910 Riga Blvd.
Enter to win a chance at the grand prize of a $100 gift
card to Play 'N' Trade Video Games. There will be a free
barbecue, and other prizes include a $75 and $50 gift
There are only 100 spots available, so register to save a
spot. The contest is open to the public, but all entrants
must have a high school diploma or equivalent. To register,
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Krajnik wins math, science scholarship
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Connor Krajnik, 12, a middle
school student from Indian Rocks Beach, won a $1,000
math and science scholarship from Raytheon Company to be
used for a math, science or technology camp or program or
to be saved for college. Krajnik's school, Clearwater Funda-
mental Middle, also received a matching grant from the com-
This was Raytheon's kickoff to Math Awareness Month. In
total, the company will award $300,000 to 150 students and
schools across the country as part of its MathMovesU pro-
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students in math and science.
The scholarship recipients were chosen from a pool of
2,727 middle school students who created multimedia pre-
sentations that illustrated the importance of math in their
daily lives and answered the question, "How does math put
the action in your passion?" Submissions were judged inde-
pendently by Scholarship America.
Students win art awards
CLEARWATER Three students from Clearwater Cen-
tral Catholic High School recently won the GFWC Clear-
water Woman's Club's "Spotlight on Student Art" contest.
Nick Johnson won first place, Claire Lee won second
place and Kaylee Magazine won third place. Each won gift
certificates and gift cards to Michael's.
Johnson said he was inspired for his winning piece from
the Chinese research he did on painting and architecture.
He said bamboo is a common element in Asian art, and he
liked the lengthy shape of the plant. He used vibrant col-
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Leader, May 13, 2010
Old Florida garden open for tour
The Florida summer sun
sends dappled rays through
the leaves of hundred-year-
old oak trees at Holloway
Haven at 11500 74th Ave. in
Gypsy Wind adds their
melodies to the sound of
breeze-rustled leaves. Visi-
tors stroll through the nearly
two-acres that comprise the
"Old Florida" acreage across
from Seminole City Park.
This scene will play out on
Sunday, May 16, from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members of the Rare Plant
Network will set up a plant
market under the oaks;
artists will display and sell
their crafts and members of
the Seminole Historical Soci-
ety will have pictures of the
former Meares Lake and the
grove that once existed in the
neighborhood. Michele Shaf-
fer will demonstrate how to
attract butterflies and their
Family and friends will be
available to answer ques-
tions about the 50-year-old
homes that an early Chicago
developer built. The owners
often have guests stay in two
of the four buildings on their
Feathered friends, cock-
atiels, conures, peacocks,
chickens and other birds ei-
ther live on the property or
fly in to visit. Koi live in a
large pond filtered with a
homemade water wheel;
while a small pond by the
patio provides a restful tin-
kling drip of water.
Surprises greet strollers in
many areas of the garden; a
whimsical "hut" conjures up
a Caribbean island that was
built from recycled fence
Varied plants can be found
on the garden tour. Although
90 percent shady, there are
areas where citrus, avocados,
a peach tree and grapes pro-
duce their bounty.
Some of the oak trees sup-
port staghorn ferns and two
varieties of the night bloom-
ing cereus. People who grow
this plant have watched the
flower buds form and stayed
up at night to see the blooms
and enjoy the intense fra-
grance. This unattractive
stick of a plant can be kept
in a pot in the house during
cold nights or planted where
it can climb at will.
Two Australian tree ferns
lend a special tropical
woodsy feel. These are hardy
up to Gainesville and thrive
in the shade of the old oak
trees. Bromeliads and shade
are simpatico and bloom a
few times a year, especially
with their built-in drinking
Forget life's fast pace and
come stroll through a piece of
serene old Florida at Hol-
loway Haven. A donation of
$1 is requested.
Ruth Davies can be reached
Photo courtesy of SANDRA HOLLOWAY
Night blooming cereus captured on film at Holloway Haven.
Orchid society to meet
LARGO The Florida West Coast Orchid Soci-
ety will meet Thursday, May 13, at the Pinellas
County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th St.
An educational class will be held at 7 p.m., fol-
lowed by a short meeting at 7:30. After the meet-
ing, Prem Subrahmanyam will give a
presentation on Florida native orchids. A mem-
ber orchid sale, raffle and refreshments will fol-
Visitors are welcome. Admission and parking
ST. PETERSBURG Wee-time at Weedon will be
presented Thursday, May 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.,
at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.
Designed to introduce preschoolers to the won-
ders of the natural world, this installment of Wee-
time at Weedon will feature "Diary of a Worm" by
Doren Cronin. The program also will include a
craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the
story. The free program is best for children ages 3
to 5. Registration is required. Call 453-6500.
Nursery to host victory
ST. PETERSBURG A program on victory gar-
dening will be presented on Saturday, May 15,
noon to 2 p.m., at Twigs n Leaves Nursery, 1013
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S.
Permaculturist Robert Segundo will teach sus-
tainable practices and their implementations in the
Florida landscape, with a focus on Florida micro-
climates and the challenges of growing in the
Tampa Bay area.
Victory gardening is a course on homestead gar-
dening, and the common problems encountered
when gardening in Florida. Seasoned and aspiring
organic gardeners can learn to plan and plant their
own victory gardens in a one-of-a-kind, two-hour
course. Attendees will learn the origins of victory
gardens and how they are relevant in today's econ-
omy, environment and the social benefits.
Cost is $35 a person or $100 for a four-course
series. Student cost is $20 a course or $75 for
Call 793-5766 or visit www.FireofHope.org.
Art exhibit set at Weedon
ST. PETERSBURG Unexpected Visions, an art
exhibit by Mic Knight of Largo, will be on display
through July 31, at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800
Weedon Drive NE.
Knight's pastel studies demonstrate unexpected
realities contained in landscapes at the micro and
macro visual levels. Knight utilizes techniques from
his academic, intuitive, and common intellectual
sense visual arts background to capture fleeting
pastel images of landscapes.
Weedon to host Bird Quest
ST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon Bird
Quest will take place on Friday, May 14, 8 to 10
a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon
Education services volunteers from the county's
Environmental Lands Division will teach partici-
pants the identifying marks and behaviors of the
preserve's feathered year-round residents and sea-
sonal visitors. Attendees will help compile an annu-
al checklist of the preserve's birds. These hikes are
designed to take advantage of all levels of birding
experience. Binoculars and bird guides are avail-
This program is recommended for adults. Call
453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
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Scrappy Doo and Gidget
Aurielle Double your fun with Scrappy Doo and Gidget. These two are
Aurielle is a 2-year-old torti and white kitty. She would prefer to best friends, and they would enjoy a home together. Adoption
be the only pet in the home and will make a wonderful fees for this dynamic duo and all other lovable animals at
companion. One on one she is very lovable and likes to sit on Pinellas County Animal Services have been lowered to $20
your lap. Adopt Aurielle at Friends of Strays. Call 522-6566 or through the end of May. Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton
visit friendsofstrays.com. Road in Largo. Call 582-2600.
Must be the season of the itch
Our pets suffered a double
whammy in the last few
months. The extra cold spell
this winter has led to even
more blooms on the already
prolific Florida foliage. More
blooms means more pollen,
and more pollen means more
scratching for our pets suffer-
ing from atopy, or an allergy
to substances in the environ-
ment. Unfortunately, the cold
seemed only to slightly delay
Florida's massive flea popula-
tion, which is now in full force
Dogs suffering atopy often
bite and chew at their feet,
which is the part of their body
in contact with the pollen
laden ground when they go
outside. Many dogs suffering
from flea bites bite and
scratch around their back
end and tail. The classic hot
spots, which are areas of
moist skin infection, are often
flea-related. Cats suffering
from fleas often have military
dermatitis, which are multiple
pin-prick scabs around the
neck and the base of the tail.
Not all of our pets will follow
this stereotypical pattern, as
each allergic pet has the po-
tential to be a little different,
but looking for these patterns
give us a good starting point.
Diagnosing the flea allergic
pet can be especially frustrat-
ing, because the most aller-
gic, and consequently most
itchy, pets may never have an
actual flea found on them.
These dogs and cats have a
huge reaction from a single
flea bite, and are very aware
of how severe their reaction
will be. If these pets feel any-
thing like a flea on them, they
will become frantic trying to
get it off, and can often be
fairly successful. These pets
many be itching constantly
and even damaging them-
selves, but you will never find
a live flea on them. This is
similar to people with aller-
gies; if someone was severely
allergic to ant bites, even
thinking they feel an ant
crawling on them would make
them desperate to get the in-
Treating fleas requires a
There are now many different
topical and oral flea medica-
tions for pets that kill fleas in-
cluding Advantage, Frontline,
Capstar, Comfortis, Vectra,
Promeris, Revolution and oth-
ers. These medications all
work in different ways, and
may vary in effectiveness de-
pending on your individual
pet and his or her environ-
ment, Additionally, there are
medications that prevent flea
reproduction, such as Pro-
gram or Sentinel, or the
sprays with active ingredients
such as Nylar and Metho-
preme. Using both a medica-
tion that kills fleas as well as
something that halts repro-
duction is known as Integrat-
ed Pest Management, or IPM.
There has been much dis-
cussion recently about
whether fleas are becoming
resistant to individual med-
ications; whether this is hap-
pening or not, we should
assume that all flea medi-
cines will have a failure rate,
even if it is very low. A med-
ication that kills 99.9 percent
of fleas sounds great until a
squirrel, opossum or stray cat
drops 2,000 flea eggs in your
yard; then killing only 99.9
percent allows for surviving
fleas, and the life cycle of
these pests to continue. IPM
sterilizes any surviving fleas,
stopping the problem before
the infestation reaches your
house or yard.
While IPM may stop an in-
festation, for the super-flea-
allergic pet, even a single flea
bite may be too much. Some
medicines don't mix, so get
professional advice before at-
Living in the sub-tropical
weather of Florida has its ad-
vantages, but we also have to
deal with a large number of
parasites and pests, including
fleas. If your pet has not had
to deal with these little mon-
sters yet, count yourself lucky
and be vigilant. For most
Florida pet owners, it is not a
matter of if, but rather when.
Michael J. Rumore, DVM, is
the owner of Lake Seminole
Animal Hospital in Seminole.
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Puppy Love at Friends of Strays
Dolphin Beach needs volunteers
Resort Friends of Strays is looking
ST. PETE BEACH Pet Pal for cat lovers to volunteer at
Animal Shelter's 8th annual the shelter and adoption cen-
Puppy Love Paws in the Sand ter, 2911 47th Ave. N. in St.
fundraiser will be Saturday, Petersburg. Hours are 8 a.m.
May 22, at the Dolphin Beach to 3 p.m. daily. A volunteer
Resort, 4900 Gulf Blvd. in St. application is available online
Pete Beach. at www.friendsofstrays.com
This is the biggest Pet Pal or at the shelter. Call 522-
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funds raised from the event
are vital to continue Pet Pal's
mission of rescuing animals
from other Tampa Bay area
shelters that are sick, injured
or that may be euthanized.
Puppy Love attendees can
bid on incredible silent and
live auction items; enjoy a va-
riety of hors d'oeuvres, a full
cash bar, and live music by
Aaron Wilkinson. Tickets in
advance are $50. Visit
or call 328-7738. Tickets will
be $65 at the door.
Dog lovers needed
PALM HARBOR- The Sun-
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volunteers to walk, brush and
care for dogs waiting to be
adopted. In particular, shifts
need to be covered Wednes-
days and Fridays at 2 p.m.
and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Vol-
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Coming into port after sailing the high seas of Boca Ciega Bay
is Buddy, a 10-year-old Spitz who always wears his life jacket.
Buddy lives with Cheryl Curry of Pinellas Park. Cheryl and
Buddy win a gift basket from Lake Seminole Animal Hospital.
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Leader, May 13, 2010
Beach fishing improves
Beach fishing can be a
great option for fishing this
time of year. Many species
can be targeted while only
being just a few hundred feet
from shore. Shark, tarpon,
kingfish, cobia, triple tail as
well as other species can be
targeted all in the same day.
Tarpon have begun to
make their migration south-
ward along our beaches, and
any day now the big schools
LARGO Indian Rocks
Christian School, 12685 Ul-
merton Road, is offering sev-
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Boys football camp,
grades 3-8, June 14 through
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of fish will be traveling within
casting distance from shore.
East winds are a beach tar-
pon angler's best friend, and
it looks like a solid week of
easterlies should have the
water cleaned up and hope-
fully spotting schools of fish
by the weekend. Look for
these fish to travel within a
hundred yards from shore.
When spotted, these fish
should be approached with
June 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
$150, Coach Mark
Boys wrestling camp,
grades kindergarten through
8, various dates, 6 to 8 p.m.,
$100, Coach Jay Dugmore.
Boys basketball camp,
grades 1-10, June 7 through
June 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
$150, Coach Joe Frost.
Girls volleyball camp,
grades 3-9, June 14 through
June 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
$150, Coach Mark Foster.
Boys baseball camp,
grades 2-8, June 28 through
July 2, 9 a.m. to noon, $75.
Girls basketball camps,
grades 1-9, June 29 through
July 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
$150, Coach Phil Farvor.
The early registration
deadline is May 22. The cost
is $135 per camper. A full
payment of $150 will be ex-
pected for late registrations.
LARGO The Largo High
caution in order not to spook
One fish that seems to
thrive in the wind is the red-
fish. Anchoring on a likely
School Packers blue versus
gold game will be Friday, May
21, 12:30 p.m. at Largo High
School. Admission is $5 per
Largo will play Clearwater
High School in the spring
football classic at Largo, Fri-
day, May 28, 7 p.m. Admis-
sion is $6 per person.
UPS Charity Golf
BELLEAIR The 12th an-
nual UPS Charity Golf Tour-
nament to benefit United
Way children's programs will
be Saturday, May 22, at the
Belleview Biltmore Golf
Club, 1501 Indian Rocks
There will be an 8 a.m.
shotgun start. The entry fee
is $100. Various sponsor-
ship levels are available.
The tournament is hosted
by Greg Gagne, former Min-
nesota Twins shortstop; and
NHL Hall of Famer Phil Es-
posito.Call Terry Holland at
spot and chumming with cut
bait will bring the reds in.
When the water clarity is a bit
off and there's a chop on the
water, the reds rely on their
acute sense of smell to find
the food, making cut bait un-
beatable in this situation. Any
cut bait will do. Pilchards,
threadfins, pinfish, mullet
and ladyfish all work, and if
you are catching nothing but
small fish, try using bigger
bait, this will often produce a
Our lackluster kingfish
season picked up this past
week with schools of smaller
fish showing up at a few of
the artificial reefs. Slow
trolling live baits will keep you
busy with these schoolie
kings. As the water tempera-
ture creeps into the eighties,
expect the kingfish run to di-
minish in the upcoming
Until next week get bent.
Tyson Wallerstein can be
reached at capt.tyson@hot
mail.com. To get a fish photo
in the paper, send the photo
along with your name, when
and where it was caught to
mail it to Tampa Bay Newspa-
pers, 9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772.
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On top of their game
The Largo Tennis Center participated in the USTA Florida Junior Team Sectional Tennis
Championships in Altamonte Springs April 24 and April 25, facing teams from all over the
state. Largo came in first in their flight and third overall in the state due to the amount of
games won overall. Front row, from left are Sasha Desilva, Haley Shimkonis, Lauren Adams
and Taylor Cook; back row, Coach Paul Shimkonis, Praksh Pudkutode, Jake Szeszko and
Leader, May 13, 2010
Chamber welcomes new director
CLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Chamber recently
welcomed a new executive director.
Darlene Kole will assume the role of executive director of the
Clearwater Beach Chamber in June. Kole comes to the cham-
ber with a solid background in the tourism industry and as a
public relations specialist, both in Pinellas County and
Cashiers, N.C. Well-known in the area as the former publisher
of SEE Clearwater and Gulf Beaches magazine, as well as the
creator of the Taste of Clearwater, Kole brings her years of ex-
perience to the chamber as it enters its 15th year of serving as
Clearwater's tourism chamber.
Kole will be formally welcomed at the Clearwater Beach
Chamber of Commerce 15th anniversary and awards banquet
on June 10.
Renal Advantage opens new center
CLEARWATER Renal Advantage Inc., the third largest for
profit provider of dialysis services in the United States, recently
opened a new location in Clearwater.
RAI opened its new location and expansion from an existing
center in the northern part of the city along U.S. 19. The loca-
tion has 24 in-center stations and three home dialysis training
Pizza contest set
DUNEDIN A contest to determine the best pizza in Dunedin
will take place Saturday, May 15, 6 p.m., at Dunedin House of
Beer, 927 Broadway.
Guest judges will include the Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers.
Pizza lovers will have a chance at a taste of pie by Mikey's, Um-
berto's, Bayshore Pizza, L'Oven, Bambino, Pan Y Vino, Jets Pizza
and Joseph's Little Italy. Judges will be voting on the best
cheese, cheese and pepperoni, veggie and specialty.
Attendees may pre-purchase wristbands for $15 which will
entitle them to one free beer and all-you-can-eat pizza from eight
local pizzerias. Cost for wrist bands the day of the event is $20.
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Candy Bar opens
DUNEDIN The Candy Bar, Sweets & Treats, recently
opened its doors at 748 Broadway in the downtown area.
Patti Coleman and Marsha Goins are the owners and opera-
tors. The Candy Bar offers vintage candies and gift items. Cole-
man and Goins also will host children's birthday parties, cater
weddings, anniversary parties and bar mitzvahs.
Senior center earns recognition
GULFPORT The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center re-
cently received national recognition as a fully accredited senior
center by the National Institute of Senior Centers, a constituent
unit of the National Council on Aging.
The award signifies that the Senior Center has met the high
national standards set for Senior Centers by NISC. The Gulf-
port Senior Center is ninth in the state of Florida and 180th in
the nation to receive this award. There are over 15,000 senior
centers in the United States.
Corey welcomes Swigwam,
Island Time Design
ST. PETE BEACH The Corey Area Merchants Association re-
cently welcomed Swigwam Beach Bar, 336 Corey Ave.
Owners Rob Williams and Alice Aitken-Kloss have their doors
open to all old customers of Swigwam as well as new customers
of Corey Avenue. Swigwam is a smoke-free bar serving beer and
The chairs are unique, being hand-crafted by another new
business member: Island Time Design, located at 431 75th Ave.
Markus Lehtovirta, also known as "ChairMan of the Beach," has
been designing adirondack chairs for many years and takes spe-
cial orders in addition to chairs already available at his shop.
Superior Uniform Group recognized
SEMINOLE Superior Uniform Group Inc., the uniform and
image apparel company, recently was named Purveyor of the
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Homebuyers expo slated
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Dental office opens
CLEARWATER- Dr. Paul Rodeghero recently opened his
dental office at 706 S. Fort Harrison Ave.
Rodeghero has been semi-retired for the past six years help-
ing out fellow dentists as a substitute when they needed assis-
tance. As this involved a good deal of travel he has now decided
to settle down and help the Clearwater community.
Rodeghero had a practice in a small town in Ohio for more
than 20 years, where he and his wife, Ginger, raised their four
children on a small farm. After selling that practice in late
2002 he took a short sabbatical for about a year enjoying the
Rodeghero's office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
Innovative Research to host
CLEARWATER Innovative Research will host a seminar on
what's new in arthritis pain therapy on Thursday, June 3, 3 to
5 p.m., at 1573 S. Fort Harrison Ave.
Dr. Miguel Trevino, M.D., board certified internal medicine,
will discuss the latest developments in medical research for
arthritis. Light refreshments will be served.
To R.S.V.P., call 584-6368.
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Seminole Family Health Center
Largo Medical receives award
LARGO Largo Medical Center recently received the Ameri-
can Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke
Bronze Performance Achievement Award.
The award recognizes Largo Medical Center's commitment
and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care
by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to
nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Largo Medical Center has developed a comprehensive system
for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients who arrive
in the emergency department. This includes having the appro-
priate diagnostic equipment and physician specialists available.
The hospital has also received Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Certification by the Joint Commission.
Bayfront to host stroke seminar
ST. PETERSBURG A free stroke education seminar and fair
will be presented on Friday, May 21, at Bayfront Medical Cen-
ter, Sheen Conference Center, 701 Sixth St. S.
The stroke fair will run 9 to 10:45 a.m.; and 1 to 3 p.m. A
lunch program will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The seminar will educate the public about stroke risk factors,
warning signs, diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Steven
Cohen, a St. Petersburg neurologist, will be talking about
stroke risk factors to help participants assess their risk and
distinguish stroke warning signs. He also will review some of
the most technologically advanced tools in stroke diagnosis.
Dr. Chuck Guidot, a Bayfront interventional neuroradiolo-
gist, will discuss minimally invasive treatment options for peo-
ple diagnosed with stroke.
Reservations are required to attend the lunch program. To
reserve a spot, call 893-3272.
Free physical offered
for student athletes
CLEARWATER Morton Plant Mease will offer free physical
to Pinellas County high school student athletes. The exams in-
clude checks of height, weight, blood pressure, vision, lungs,
and musculoskeletal system. Staff of the Morton Plant Mease
Lung Center also will be available to offer students information
on managing asthma symptoms.
The exams are free, but a fee may be required by some
schools to support their booster clubs. The exams will be avail-
able on the following days:
Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m. to noon, at Palm Harbor Univer-
sity High School, 1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor.
AIDS Partnership Inc.,
meets for a free fellowship
dinner on third Wednesdays,
6:30 p.m., at Brockus Hall,
Good Samaritan Church,
6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas
Park. E-mail AIDSPartner
Adult Children of Alco-
holic and Dysfunctional
Families meets Mondays,
7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 6
p.m., at St. Paul United
Methodist Church, Chil
dren's Ministry Center,
Room 100, 1199 Highland
Ave., Largo. E-mail ACAP
Adult Children of Alco-
holic and Dysfunctional
Families meets Tuesdays,
6:30 p.m., at the Jewish
Community Center of Pinel
las County, 5023 Central
Ave. E-mail ACAPinellas@
Al-Anon meets Mondays,
8 p.m., at the Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church, 455
Missouri Ave. Al-Anon,
which helps the family and
friends of problem drinkers,
meets in Largo. Call 548
Morton Plant offers women's events
Morton Plant Mease is celebrating "Month of the Woman"
by focusing on women's health with lectures and events
Space for lectures is limited, and reservations are required.
Call 953-9159. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 13, 1 p.m. "Breathing into Balance" at
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, meeting rooms A
and B by Tiffany Leigh Crim, certified yoga instructor and
Friday, May 14, noon "Woman to Woman," an open dis-
cussion with a panel of physicians and clinical specialists at
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, meeting rooms A
and B, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater. A light lunch will be
served. Doctors will include a breast oncology surgeon, an
OB/GYN, a neurologist, a medical oncologist, and a family
Friday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. "Awakening the Goddess with
TLC FLOW Yoga" at Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavil-
ion, meeting rooms A and B by Tiffany Leigh Crim.
Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m. "Reinventing and Rejuvenat-
ing After 50" at Safety Harbor Public Library, meeting room
B, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor by Kasie Carlson,
acupuncture and medicine.
Wednesday, May 19, 11:30 a.m. "Woman to Woman" at
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, conference center, room
120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. A light lunch will be
served. Doctors will include a breast oncology surgeon, a car-
diologist, a family medicine doctor, and a radiologist.
Friday, May 21, 6:45 p.m. "Awakening the Goddess" at
Morton Plant Mease Palm Harbor Wellness Center, 32672
U.S. Hwy. 19, N., Palm Harbor.
Wednesday, May 26, 11:30 a.m. "Live Safe Personal
Safety for Women" at Morton Plant Hospital, Sarah Walker
Women's Center, second floor multipurpose room. This will be
given by Cpl. Denise Nestor of the Pinellas County Sheriffs
Office. A light lunch will be served.
Senior health fair, book sale planned
LARGO A senior health fair at Palm Garden of Largo, 10500
Starkey Road, will be held Friday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A yard and book sale will be held Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Group meets fourth Fridays,
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Arden
Courts of Seminole, 9300
137th St. N. Call 517-7800.
Group meets first Wednes
days, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at
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William E. Hale Senior Activ
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Group meets Wednesdays,
10 to 11 a.m., in the execu
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Group meets last Thurs
days, 6 p.m., at Barrington
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dence, 333 16th Ave. S.E.,
Largo. Call 588-0020.
and Parkinson's Support
Group meets Tuesdays, 9:30
to 11 a.m., at First Church
of the Nazarene, 6565 78th
Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Call
Ruth Pfeiffer at 391-5168.
Association of Late-Deaf-
ened Adults meets third
Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m., at
the Safety Harbor Library,
101 Second St., Safety Har
bor. Call 724-1525.
Bayfront Medical Center
Stroke Support Group
meets fourth Wednesdays, 3
p.m., at Bayfront Medical
Center's Sheen Conference
Center, 701 Sixth St. S., St.
Petersburg. Call 893 6765.
Breast Cancer Support
Group meets third Thurs
days, noon to 1 p.m., at
American Cancer Society,
4801 86th Ave. N., Pinellas
Park. Call 543-0702 or e
Diabetes Type 1 Support
Group meets fourth Wednes
days, 6:30 p.m., at Dunedin
Public Library, Room B, 223
Douglas Ave., Dunedin; and
first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at
Seminole United Methodist
Church, 5400 Seminole
Blvd. Call 391-9590.
Emotions Anonymous, a
self-help group, meets Sat
urdays, 7 p.m., at Alders
gate United Methodist
Church, 9530 Starkey Road,
Seminole. Call Bill at 320
Family Support Group,
for people with loved ones
who suffer from memory
loss, meets fourth Wednes
days, 6:30 p.m., at Freedom
Inn at Bay Pines, 9797 Bay
Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg.
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Aldersgate United Methodist Church
SEMINOLE Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step group, meets
Saturday, 7 p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church,
9530 Starkey Road.
The group meets weekly to maintain and achieve emotional
wellness. No one is turned away.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
CLEARWATER Solid Rockin' Saturday Night will be pre-
sented Saturday, May 22, 7 to 10 p.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church, 407 S. Saturn Ave.
The event will feature live music and dancing. Music will be
provided by the all-women blues and rock band Silk Heat. Ad-
mission is $5.
Call 446-7718 or visit www.stpaulsclearwater.org.
Center of Hope
CLEARWATER The Center of Hope recently opened a new,
larger thrift store at 2868 Roosevelt Blvd.
The new store offers almost 8,000 square feet of sales floor.
Calendar of events
Rutgers Club of Tampa Bay meets first Thursdays, 11:30
a.m. at King Buffet, 7610 49th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call
Sabal Palms Nursing Center's Arthritis Support Group
meets fourth Tuesdays, noon, at Cypress Palms Auditorium,
400 Lake Ave. N.E., Largo. Refreshments are served. To
R.S.V.P., call 437-1639.
Single Again Coffee Club is for divorced people and meets
at various times and places. Call 253-670-4822.
St. Anthony's Knitters meets first and third Saturdays,
10 a.m. to noon, in the cafeteria on the ground floor of St.
Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
New and experienced knitters welcome. E-mail stantho
St. Petersburg China Painters Guild meets second
Thursday, September through May, 9 a.m., at the Pinellas
Park Art Society, 5851A Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. E-mail
Laurie Farthing at email@example.com.
St. Petersburg Watch, Clock and Collectibles Club
meets second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at
Disabled American Veterans, 4801 37th St. N. Call 327
St. Petersburg Preservation leads a walking tour of his
toric downtown St. Petersburg on first Saturdays, 10 to
11:30 a.m., November through April, starting at Williams
Park, Fourth Street N. at First Avenue. Call 824-7802.
St. Petersburg Republican Club meets second Wednes
days, 7 p.m., at the Piccadilly Restaurant, 1900 34th St. N.
Local civic leaders present topics of current interest to all cit
izens. Call 526-2492.
St. Petersburg Writers Club meets first and third Thurs
days, 6:30 p.m., in Room 121 of the West St. Petersburg
Community Library, on the corner of Eighth Avenue North
and 67th Street N. St. Petersburg. All writers and would-be
writers are invited. Call Martha Dupes at 736-3355 or Pat
First at 397-8833.
Safety Harbor American Legion Post 238 meets second
and fourth Tuesdays, 8 p.m. The ladies' auxiliary meets first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 900 Main St., Safety Harbor.
Safety Harbor Bonsai Club meets third Tuesdays, 7 p.m.,
at the Rigsby Recreation Center.
Safety Harbor Garden Club meets third Wednesdays,
9:30 a.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N.
Call Sandy Huffat 725-1015.
Safety Harbor Lions Club meets second and fourth Mon
days, 6:30 p.m., at Sunset Point Family Restaurant, 2328
Sunset Point Road, Clearwater.
Safety Harbor VFW Post 10093 meets first and third
Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at 965 Harbor Lake Court, Safety
Harbor. Call 726-3646.
Sand Key Dollys, a ladies' sailing group, meets Mondays,
10:30 a.m., at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center,
1001 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key. Call 462-6368.
SCORE chapter 115 of Pinellas, an all volunteer organize
tion offering free counseling to small businesses, meets third
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., at Clearwater Regional Chamber of
Commerce, 1130 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The chapter's
Recognizing that some readers wish to share the
life and loss of a loved one with the community,
Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries
in our weekly papers.
The deadline for submitting obituary
9 a.m. on Monday, for that week's papers.
Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers.
Obituary information should include:
full name, age, city and date of death. You may
also choose to include the names of living and/or
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chairs, antiques, electronics and office supplies. Visit clearwa-
Christ Presbyterian Church
LARGO A free basic computer class will be begin Thursday,
May 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Geneva Room of Christ Presby-
terian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave.
The class will run approximately eight weeks. For reserva-
tions, call 584-8695 or visit largocpc.com.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
ST. PETERSBURG A free showing of "Astro Boy" will be
presented Friday, May 21, on the large wide screen in the com-
munity room at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4444
Fifth Ave. N.
Cartoons will begin at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at 6:30.
Rated PG, the animated film is 94 minutes long and stars
Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Bill Nighy and
The movie is set in futuristic Metro City. "Astro Boy" is about
a young robot with incredible powers and super strength creat-
focus is helping people develop and grow their business. Call
532-6800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminole Area Business Builders meets Wednesdays,
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park
Blvd., Seminole. Call 391-3065.
Seminole Civitan Club meets first and third Thursdays, 6
p.m. for fellowship and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the meeting, at
the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The
club's focus is on helping people with mental and develop
mental difficulties in our community. It is a member club of
Civitan International. Call Steve Steenberge at 391-4400 or
Seminole Networking Group meets Tuesdays at 11:45
a.m. at the Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd., Call
David Doerges at 542-8686.
Senior Citizens meet to play double pinochle and canasta
on Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Joffrey's Cafe,
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave.
Senior Singles Friendship Club, meets Mondays at 4:30
p.m. at various restaurants around the area. Call 548-9181
or 391-3497 for locations.
All American club meets first and third Thursdays, 8:15
a.m., at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Resort, 1501 Indian
Rocks Road, Belleair. Call Charles Fazio at 593-8322 or e
Clearwater Evening club meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the
Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave., Clearwater.
Call Charles Fazio at 593-8322.
Clearwater Breakfast club meets Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m.,
at the Clearwater Country Club, 525 N. Betty Lane, Clearwa
ter. Charles Fazio at 593-8322.
Shrine Club of Clearwater meets fourth Mondays, 11
a.m., at Bill Irles Restaurant, 1310 N. Fort Harrison St. Call
Paul Adair at 442-3704.
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Chairs will be available or attendees may bring their own.
Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase.
Call 321-1335 or visit www.st-lukesumc.com.
Parbawatiya Buddhist Center
The Parbawatiya Buddhist Center will sponsor two Buddhist
meditation classes in the coming weeks.
The first class will be presented Friday, May 14, 7 to 8:15
p.m., at Yoga 4 All, 8824 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. This class
includes two guided meditations and a teaching.
The second class will be Sunday, May 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m.,
at Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, 201 Sixth Ave. S., Safety Har-
bor. The class will include two guided meditations and a short
talk, and is suitable for beginners.
Cost of each class is $10 for adults or $5 for students and
those on a limited income.
Call 797-9770 or visit www.MeditationInTampaBay.org.
Silver and Gold Friends Network meets daily, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. N.W. For
adults and seniors in need of a friend or new to the area, the
network offers an introduction to the center's programs. Call
Eileen at 518-3131.
Single Seniors meets the second Monday of the month,
1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St.
N. Call 515-4111, 392-2438 or 736-4623.
Singles Dance by DJ Mike is offered Sundays, 6 to 11
p.m., at the Tampa Bay Conference Center, 6152 126th Ave.
N., Largo. Cost is $6. Call 459-2076.
Singles Group, with the Fun With God Group, meets
fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Bible Fellowship Church,
4670 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Refreshments provided.
Society for Creative Anachronism, Barony of Marcaster,
meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at Largo
See EVENTS, page 28
Pauline Tropp OBRENTZ
E 101, passed away peacefully in her sleep on
May 4, 2010, after a brief illness. She was a
legend in the interior design industry; a member
of A.S.I.D who practiced her trade for more than
70 years. Listed in Who's Who of American
Women, Pauline attended Yale School of Art.
She began her interior design career in White
Plains, N.Y. and taught at N.Y. Institute of Technology and
Design before establishing an impressive list of residential
clients as well as international commercial credits. She
moved to Clearwater, Fla. in 1968 and owned a successful
interior design practice for 25 years. With no intention of
retiring, she moved to Atlanta, Ga. in the late 1990s to
reside with her son, Bruce, his wife, Barbara, and their
children, Shari and Adam. Pauline's husband, Abe, passed in
1979, as did her son, Hugh, in 1984. She is survived by six
additional grandchildren: Candi, Dana, Hugh, Lisa and
Lauren Obrentz, Terry Gopsil, and great-grandchild, Leah
Obrentz. With her trademark smile and famous red chapeau,
she will be remembered as a respected designer, loving
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be
greatly missed by those whose lives and homes she graced.
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December 22 January 19
You've gone as far as you
can on a project, Capricorn.
Let someone else who can
pull strings take over. An ac-
quaintance makes a bid for a
January 20 February 18
You like to make others
happy, but that isn't reason
enough to do something you
don't want to, Aquarius.
Stand your ground and follow
February 19 March 20
Look out, Pisces. Someone
is trying to shake your confi-
dence. Know your limitations,
believe in your abilities and
forge ahead. The truth comes
out at home.
March 21 April 19
The need for change is evi-
dent, Aries, but you do not
have to go all out. Start off
small and move to bigger, bet-
ter things when you are
April 20 May 20
Adventure beckons, Tau-
rus. Be daring and go. You
will have fun. A risky finan-
cial move pays off big time.
Don't let it go to your head;
learn from it instead.
May 21- June 21
Stop putting off the in-
evitable, Gemini. You must
confront a friend about their
behavior now, or risk losing
them forever. Be brief but
firm. An amazing opportunity
June 22 July 22
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self, Cancer. You have what it
takes. Push forward and use
every resource available to
turn your dreams into reality.
July 23 August 22
Separating fact from fiction
won't be easy this week, Leo.
Listen carefully and read be-
tween the lines. A coworker
becomes a force to contend
August 23 September 22
A young relative gets into
some trouble. Be there for
them, Virgo, but don't bail
them out. They need to learn
from their mistakes. The
workload gets lighter.
September 23 October 22
Cheer up, Libra. A little
windfall will start you on the
path to financial freedom. A
relationship is dealt a bad
blow. Hurry to correct the sit-
October 23 November 21
You can make a difference,
Scorpio, as long as you want
to. Support that cause near
and dear to your heart in
every way possible. You won't
believe the results!
November 22 December 21
You've been quiet long
enough. Speak up, Sagittar-
ius, and let your opinion be
known. A new process at
work proves to be more effi-
cient than first thought.
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Save your Home or Rental
property, Behind or Upside-
down Ok. FREE Consultation.
A REAL DEAL!!!
FSBO! 2BR/1BA on fenced
7,200 SF lot, with storage barn
and backyard bar, in Unincor-
porated NW Largo. 504
Braginton St. 2009 appraisal
$54,099. Make an offer. Andy
4BR/2BA/1CG pool home in
quiet, established neighbor-
hood. TOTALLY remodeled!
New A/Cs, kitchen, flooring,
landscaping and more.
Georgeous Designer Home,
New Price, $189,900.
3BR/2BA/2CG, Large Kitchen,
Inside Utility, Porches, Fenced
Yard. Keller Williams, Barbara,
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LARGO CONDO BY OWNER,
3BR/2BA/1CG, eat-in kitchen,
open floor plan, inside laundry,
lanai w/rollaway hurricane
shutters +open deck overlook-
ing pond w/golf course views.
Close to Largo Mall, library,
beaches, $160,000 or best
NEAR CLEARWATER PASS
15 Minutes To Gulf. 4BR/2BA,
Pool, Spa, Boat Lift & Davits.
Short Sale! $314,900. Martian
R.E., Inc. (727)595-5774.
Corner, Sunset/ Golf Course
Views! 1,844 SF, w/Bonus
Sunroom, Huge Patio.
$299,900. Janet Elwood,
Prudential Tropical Realty.
SAND KEY: HARBORAGE 1.
1,530sf, 2BR/2BA, beautiful
views of Gulf and Bay, hard-
wood floors, upgrades, wine
cooler, deep water
boat slip w/jet-ski lift.
SunStar Real Estate, Rosalyn
3 BEDROOM GULF FRONT
1,650 sq. ft., under-building
parking, furnished, $664,900
1 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
additional screened bonus
room, furnished, $350,000
Beach Place One Real Estate
BAY PINES VA
Walk to Hospital. Large 1 BR,
completely remodeled, W/D,
active 55+, minutes to
beaches/ shopping, $64,500.
Owner, (727) 896-1959,
WalkTo Indian Rocks Beach.
2BR/2BA/1CG, 1,600 SF,
Fireplace, Pool, Deck, W/D,
Children & Pets Welcome.
Colonial Isles, 2BR/2BA, 1st
Floor, Quiet Lakefront Setting,
New Appliances, Covered
Parking, W/D, Pool. 55+, No
Pets. $68,500. (727)461-9152.
FIVE TOWNS- 55+
2BR/2BA, 1,050 SF, Totally
2BR/1BA, 1,050 SF, $55,900
2BR/2BA, 1,730 SF, $129,000
2BR/2BA, 1,135 SF, $55,900
660 SF. $40,000.
1BR/1 BA, Renovated, $49,000
1BR/1BA, 735 SF, $43,500
2BR/2BA, Furn/ Unfurn.
1,245 SF, $78,900
2BR/2BA, 1,245 SF. $89,900
2BR/2BA Furn/ Unfurn.
1,135 SF, $76,900
840 SF, $55,000
Five Towns Action Realty
LARGO/ CLEARWATER (4)
Priced $59,000 to $139,000.
Two golf course communities.
All easy access to
airports and beaches.
Call "The Rossi Twins,"'
Century 21 Coast to Coast.
LARGO: 55+, 1BR/1.5BA,
1st Floor, Pool, Cvd. Parking,
New Paint & Carpet.
Low Maintenance Fee,
Petless. Asking $61,000.
OPEN SUN., NOON-4.
10038 62nd Ter., #19,
Long Bayou. Gated, 55+
community, 2nd floor,
1BR/1BA, 790sf, upgraded
kitchen/ bath, covered parking.
3BR/2BA/2CG, corner unit,
upgrades, community pool,
$265,000. Possible Lease
to Own. SunStar Real
Estate, Rosalyn Carlton,
PENTHOUSE GREENS Golf
Condo, Largo. End unit,
3BR/2BA, new decor, pantry,
7 closets, 1,820sf, pool, club-
house, covered parking,
Price Reduced!! Bring Offer!!
2BR/2BA, 1st Floor, Enclosed
Porch, Wood Floors. $45,000
C-21 Top Sales. Glen Webb,
Sales & Rentals
Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker
SEMINOLE: SHADOW Lakes
2BR/2BA. Ground floor, near
shopping and SPC-Seminole.
$89,500. John Doran Realty,
Nice Selection of Water-view
Condos from $200,000 to
$249,900. Shipwatch Realty.
VILLA, 2 STORY, Upscale
beautifully furnished and
updated, charming courtyard,
deck, fireplace, tennis, pool,
dock and slips on Intracoastal.
10 minutes to IRB, $395,000.
LAKE ARBOR VILLAS,
Clearwater, One Story
3BR/2BA, 1,800SF, Family
Room, Screened-In Front
Porch, Storage, Carport. Low
G L O E. ".
PALM H ILL-ll 767 Royal
LARGO: REGAL MHP, 55+,
2BR/2BA, WID, pool, club-
house, $16,000. Will possibly
RESIDENT OWNED, LARGO,
55+. 1998, w/vaulted ceilings.
Beautifully furnished. Inside
utility room. $99K. $270/mo.
maintenance. Trish Bickell,
Charles Rutenberg Realty,
SAWGRASS LAKE ESTATES,
55+. 1988, 14'x44', 2BR/1BA,
$5,995 & 1973, 14'x44',
2BR/1BA, $2,995. Both Great
Condition. Activities, Weekly
Bingo, Pool, Shuffleboard.
$500 Down, Financing Avail-
Sale or Lease
1,600 Sq. Ft.
4 Private Entries
Security Fenced and
Large Parking Area
With Extra Units.
Presently Used As
Private School. Zoned
Busy 1215 Lakeview &
Must Be Under 50 Feet And
Moveable. Less Than $3,000.
Call Michelle (727)657-2104
Or Evon (813)789-8331.
PINELLAS PARK, 6764 70th
Ave. 50'x125'. Build to suit for
home/ mobile home. Close to
shopping/ school, $35,000
Cash. Owner, (727)360-3792.
tion Sale! May 22nd. Direct
Ocean Access with free Boat
Slips. Now $34,900 (adjoining
lot sold for $150K). All ameni-
ties complete! Paved roads,
underground utilities, club-
house, pool. Excellent financ-
ing. Call (877)888-1415
OWNER FINANCE, N. FLOR-
ida Land. Beautiful area near
springs and rivers. 5 to 10
acre tracts. No credit check,
easy terms! Call for free color
brochure. Call Shirley
20 ACRE RANCHES NEAR
growing El Paso, TX, only
$12,900. $0 down, $99/mo.
Owner financing. No credit
checks, money-back guaran-
tee. Free map/pictures.
(800)755-8953. or visit
Development. Private boat
ramp, paved streets, u/g utili-
ties. 20 lots/68 acs. sold, aver-
age $12K/ac. Remaining 585
acs, $4,950/ac. Call owner
mountain lots. Breathtaking
views, river access. Ideal for
fishing, hunting, ATV/horse-
back riding. Near Dale Hollow
Lake. Utilities. Owner financ-
ing. From $15,900.
CAVENDER CREEK CABINS
Spring is here! Enjoy the sea-
son with us! Dahlonega, N.
Georgia mountains. 1, 2, & 3
bedroom cabins with hot tubs!
Call (866)373-6307 or take a
virtual tour at www.Cavender-
GEORGIA LAND & HOME-
sites. Beautiful country subdi-
vision just off U.S. 1. Great in-
vestment! MH's welcome.
Half-acre tracts starting
$75/mo. & up. Others avail-
able. Owner financing.
MIDDLE GEORGIA: 116 ACS
$995/ac. Two creeks, natural
duck pond. See website for
info! St. Regis Paper Co.
(478)987-9700. Visit website
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPER-
ties, southern view properties,
water! We've got it! Call
Rogers Realty & Auction Co.
NC MOUNTAIN LAND
Mountain-top tract, 2.6 acs,
private, large public lake five
NC MOUNTAINS, BEST LAND
Buy! 2.5 acres, spectacular
views, house pad,
paved road. High altitude.
secluded. Bryson City.
$45K. Owner financing.
NC MOUNTAINS: BRAND
new! $50K Mountain-top tract
reduced to $19,500! Private,
near Boone area. Bank financ-
ing, owner must sell.
NORTH CAROLINA MTNS.
Beat the heat and head to the
mountains! Book your vacation
today; even the family pet is
welcome! Monthly rentals
available too! Foscoe Rentals
(800)723-7341 or visit website
NEW LOG HOME AT THE
lake. 3.6 acres, $74,900 w/free
boat slips. Gorgeous,
ready-to-finish 1,200SF log
home and beautifully wooded
3.6 acre lake view homesite
w/free boat slips on private
recreational lake in TN. Quiet,
gated community. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call TNLand/Lakes,
LLC. (888)792-5253 x3482.
435 acs. with timber, creek,
river, natural gas well, springs,
city water, utilities. Eight miles
of trails. $1,800/ac. Will divide
into two tracts. (888)836-8439.
Five acres, beautiful building
site with woods atop the Cum-
berland Plateau. Hunt, fish.
Only 30 mins. from Monterey.
Reduced to $14,900. Owner fi-
131st Street In Seminole FL.
$995 OBO. For More Info,
Call Frank, (727)392-3430.
TENANT NOT PAYING?
For Fast, Reasonable Eviction
Service, Call Attorney Karen
S. Keaton at (727)822-2200.
FREE FORECLOSURE LIST-
ings! Over 400,000 properties
nationwide. Low down pay-
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SPRING AT I.R.B.
1-2BR: $290/week & up.
No lease required.
Ask about move-in special!
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
Near Beaches, Remodeled,
Fenced Yard. $1,050/Mo.
515 Yelvington Rd. 2BR/1BA,
Large Yard. Inside W/D,
Fireplace. $750/Month +1st,
Last, Security. (727)586-6086.
Across Pinellas. 3/2s, 4/2s,
5/2s, starting from the $900s.
Family owned. (727)532-0020.
Screen Enclosed Patio. Close
To Bch. $1,050/Mo., Annual.
Pet OK w/Dep. Florida's Best
LARGO: 3BR/1BA, NEWER
Condition, W/D, C/H/A, tile,
fenced, large deck, carport.
5 2/2.5/1 Townhouse, Gated, Pool, Large Gym ...... $1,200
* 3/2/1 Snug Harbor Condo, Pool, Balcony ......... $1,900
* 2/2.5/2 w/Den, Townhome on water, Marina, Pool ... $1,900
HORTH REDIHGTOH BEACH
* 2/2.5/2 Townhome, Granite, Beach, Pets OK ....... $1,250
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CONDO CO-OP SALES
1BR/1BA, 608 sq. ft. Non 55+ Bldg. Near pool, 1st floor,
Updated, new A/C. Furnished! $31,500
2BR/2BA, 1,056 sq. ft. 55+ Corner unit, 2nd floor,
2BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft. 55+, 3rd floor. New carpet.
New on Market! $29,900
1 BR/1BA, 2nd floor, 704 sq. ft. water view, yr. rental, $520/mo.
Massage Therapy Suite, Turnkey, excellent rent &
location in Professional/ Medical Center.
Sales & Rental Office On Site
Ridge Seminole Management Corp. Lynn Evans, Realtor
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2BR/1BA/1CG. Large, Sunny
Kitchen. No Pets. Debra
Heights Subdivision. Available
2BR/2BA/2CG, Florida Room,
C/H/A, W/D. Fenced, Land-
scaped Yard (Maintenance
SEMINOLE: 13124 92ND
Avenue. Near Schools.
3Br/2Ba/2Cg, C/H/A, fireplace,
patio, fenced yard.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/1 BA. 55+.
Minimum 3 Months. Available
April 1. Gated Community.
Seminole. Close To Beaches.
Gated, 55+. 1BR/1BA, 3rd
floor, elevator. Nice View From
Sunroom. Pool, Clubhouse,
Activities. Petless. Nonsmok-
ing. Annual, $650/Mo. $500
INDIAN ROCKS, 55+.
Petless, 2BR/2BA, W/D,
covered parking, glassed
porch, pool/ spa. Clubhouse.
2BR/2BA, Seasonal or Annual.
Price Negotiable. Pool, Club-
house, Walk To Mall.
VILLA MILAN: ON LAKE
Seminole, 2BR/2BA, Great
Views, 2nd Floor. MOVE-IN
SPECIAL!! $850/Mo. st/
Last/ Security. Best Beach
A 2BR/2BA +LOFT, 1,600SF,
carport, tennis courts, gated.
Basic cable, W/S, pest control
included. Close to beach.
2BR/2BA, 2nd floor, elevator,
in-unit laundry. Includes ap-
pliances, cable, water. Pool,
hot tub, covered parking.
BEACHWAY: 1BR/1BA, 1ST
Floor, Modern Gated Commu-
nity, Pool, Tennis, Gym, W/D.
$850/Month. +1st/ $250 Sec.
Modern Gated Community.
Pool, Tennis, Exercise Room.
5 Minutes From Beach,
Isles, 2BR/2BA, 1st Floor,
Quiet Lakefront Setting. 55+,
Petless. $750/Month, +First/
FIVE TOWNS 55+
1BR/1BA, 840 SF, Furn/
1BR/1BA, 1,050 SF, Partially
1BR/1BA, Newly Renovated,
880 SF, $650/Month.
Five Towns Action Realty
ISLAND ESTATES, CLIPPER
Cove. Newly renovated
2BR/2BA. Water view. Pool,
Jacuzzi, Gym. Nonsmoker,
LAKEVIEW OF Largo North
Remodeled, 2BR/1.5BA, 3rd
Floor, Water view. 55+
All Amenities. Petless.
LAKEVIEW OF LARGO,
2BR/1.5BA, Ground Floor,
New Carpet, Fresh Paint, New
Kitchen Appliances, 55+ Com-
munity. $800/Mo. Shipwatch
Realty, Inc. (727)596-6508
LARGO 1BR WIBALCONY
overlooking pond. All Updated.
Near Vonn Rd./ Walsingham.
$525/Mo. $500 Deposit.
LARGO, INDIAN ROCKS RD.
2BR/1BA, 1st Floor, Great Lo-
cation & Features. No Pets.
Renovated Modern Condo.
2BR/1BA, 1,200sf, 2nd-Floor.
55+. Gated community.
Many amenities. $875/mo.
Modern Gated Community
Poolside Views Available.
Tile Floors. $1,200/Mo.
1 BR/1 BA, (Oversized)
$750-$775/Mo. All Amenities
Koenig Property Mgmt.
$300 OFF 1ST MONTH!!!
Largo, 1BR, Gated Comm.
Pool, Jacuzzi. Minutes To
Beach. $600/Mo. Petless.
Florida's Best Accommodations.
SHIPWATCH, 2BR/2BA, 1ST
Floor. Walk To Beach. Many
Amenities. Cable, W/D.
VILLA MILAN, SEMINOLE.
WATER'S EDGE: 55+
Oakhurst Rd. Large, 1BR/1BA.
Pool, Jacuzzi, Carport. Some
Furniture, Cable. $630/Month.
Move in today!
Studio apts. starting
No credit check. No security
deposit. Free local phone
calls. Pets okay.
$395 MOVE-IN SPECIAL!
Room. $675/Mo. 5290 70th
Ave. N., Pinellas Park.
SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
Standard, Unfurn., $600/Mo.
1BR Deluxe, 2BR/1BA,
Robert G. Castles, PA.,
Colonial Bluffs Apts.
1&2BRs. Nice, Quiet, 40-unit
building. Walk to Intra-
coastal, Shopping. Over-
looking Beautiful Pool &
Courtyard. 2942 West Bay Dr.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS: GREAT
Location! Newly Renovated,
2BR/2BA. Pool, Laundry,
Dishwasher. $800/Mo. +Sec.
No Pets. (727)543-3814.
BELLEAIR GREENS APTS.
2BR units on Biltmore Golf
Course. Newly renovated.
Includes W/D. Across from
police, rec center. Starting:
$395/Mo., 622 Woodlawn St.
Largo Efficiency, $110/Wk.
Dunedin Room $75/Weekly.
Call (727)586-2412 Or Click
nonsmoker, CH/A, W/D and
W/S/G included, efficient
windows, clean, quiet, cat OK,
2nd floor, $560/month
Unfurnished 1BR. Close To
Bus Terminal. Call Bob,
On Intracoastal, 12955 Pelican
Lane, 2BR, $695/mo. Annual,
$450/Mo. & 1BR, $500/Mo.,
Includes Water. Renovated.
Nice Neighborhood. Petless.
LARGO'S BEST Kept Secret
Beautiful Lake-View Apts.
Mile To Beaches. Pool, Hot
Tub, Tennis, Boating, Fishing,
Paddle Boats, More! Util. Incl.
Move-In Special Only $299
1 BR/1BA, QUIET, SHADY.
Walk to Shopping. Largo
Garden Apartments, 817 2nd
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Clearwater, 1 BR/1 BA, W/D,
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SEMINOLE: 55+. 1BR/1BA,
NEW: Appliances, Carpet,
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Great Community. Must See!
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Quiet. Laundry on Premises.
Petless. $500/month, $400
security. Yearly lease.
(727)595-2228. Last Month
TERRIFIC GULF VIEWS
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18131 Gulf Blvd.
LARGO: 12015 117TH ST.,
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SPRING AT I.R.B.
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JOHN'S PASS: STUDIO
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Included, Partially Furnished.
ISLE OF PALMS,
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$250/wk. FL Residents. 14711
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$875/month, includes electric,
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Isle Of Capri, 1BR/1BA,
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BEACH CONDOS- Fantastic
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2BR, 3BR. Furn/Unfurn.
Pool/Spa. Pets OK. From
BOCA CIEGA RESORT,
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CAPRI ISLAND: T.I.
2BR/2BA, Fabulous View Of
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No Smoking. (727)460-3125.
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Furnished Modern Condo.
On main channel to Gulf!
$1,250/mo., 3-mo. minimum.
Condos for Lease.
Pappas Realty & Mgmt. Co.
Vangie Pappas (727)501-3268
MONTEREY AT LAKE
Seminole. Luxury 3BR/2BA,
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NORTH REDINGTON BEACH
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3BR/3BA/2CG Home w/Deep
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Sheryl Arehart, Charles
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ON SAND KEY Gulf Views.
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$700/month +security and
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WALK TO BEACH AND
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Pays Utilities. All House
Lady seeking gentleman
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no smoking, private bath/
includes utilities on Lake
SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET.
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ID required. From $120/week.
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OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
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Quality Used Vehic
owner. LOW milea
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JEEP 1997 Grand
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floor and wheels
Call Ben, (727)644
I Will Pay More Th
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BOATS: 1000s FOR SALE!
Reaching six million homes
weekly throughout Florida.
Tide charts, broker profiles,
fishing captains, dockside din-
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2 WET SLIPS FOR RENT
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and Engine Repair or
Replacement! Mercury and
ENTIRE CONTENTS OF
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Bedroom Furniture. China,
Silver, Kitchen & Garage
Items. Friday & Saturday.
11382 Canterbury Lane,
(Off Ridge Rd.)
1000s YARDS UPHOLSTERY
fabric, $2-$10/yard, household
goods, 13795 Oak Forest
Blvd., Seminole. (off Oakhurst)
Sat., Sun., 8am.
BABY CLOTHES/ ITEMS,
jogging stroller, Graco Playard,
cradle swing, 13815 Anona
Heights Drive, Largo. Saturday,
An Unusual Thrift Shop
Full Of Fine Things
Friday & Saturday 8AM-12PM
12601 Park Blvd. Seminole.
We Accept Donations And
Drop Offs As Well.
Sale & Open House, Friday,
Saturday, 9am-5pm. Indian
Rocks Mobile Home Park,
12701 126th Avenue North,
Great negotiable prices!!
Household goods, medical
equipment & more. Senior
citizen and military discounts.
Saturday, Sunday, 9-5.
812 South Palm Drive, Largo.
FRI. & SAT., 8AM-NOON.
Washer/ Dryer, Furniture,
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141st St., Seminole.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-3.
10790 Del Prado Drive West,
Largo. Many Household Items,
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Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm.
Household Items, Clothing,
Avon. Largo, 101 San Remo
Dr., Off Rosary.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE:
Friday, Saturday, 8am-2pm.
1005 Woodbrook Dr. South,
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SATURDAY ONLY 8AM-3PM.
12388 91st Terrace North,
Seminole. Behind Seminole
High. Household Items, Lots of
Tools, Furniture, Lawnmower,
SUN., MAY 16, 8AM-12PM.
Lots Of Kids Stuff! 11 South
Pine Circle, Belleair.
The Newly Expanded,
S household Muchd, buffet
clothes. Free item wlpurchase.
1251 Leona Dr., Largo le
OU TI-FUL ARAIS
INTHEurday 8am-5pm. Tools
toys, household, buffet,
clothes. Free item purchase.
1251 Leona Dr., Largo.
IN THE CLASSIFIED
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Deal Directly With The
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At Affordable Rates. Free 2nd
Opinions! #CMC056915. Call
Best Prices in Pinellas County
Repair & Service. All Brands.
Call the Co.You Can Trust!
Senior & Veterans' Discounts
It's Hard To Stop A Trane'
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On All Brands.
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SELL YOUR HOME IN THE
CALL 397-5563 TODAY!
ADVERTISING THAT WORKS!
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Since 1972. Variety: Colors/
ALL WOOD Cabinets,
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Free Estimates, All Work
Guaranteed. #C-8910. Call
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Furniture. 41 yrs. in Pinellas.
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drywall, crown molding.
Trim/ Finish Specialty.
25 years serving Pinellas.
Remodel, Trim, Doors, Decks,
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Lic. #C9294, Insured.
Carpet, Tile, Upholstery
We Want YouTo Use
Us Forever! 20% OFF.
100% Money Back Guarantee!
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Over 30Yrs. Exp. in Pinellas.
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*Water Damage Repair
Job completed in
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Repairs. 35 years.
Prompt and Professional.
BOWES TILE COMPANY
"We install everything."
Pinellas Family Owned, 30
years. Insured. Lic#C-6341.
Kevin or Mike:
COTRONE TILE, INC.
Bathroom Remodel Specialist.
Quality Work Guaranteed!
C-7922. Call Bob,
DEAN'S CUSTOM TILE, Inc.
Specializing in Remodeling,
HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM
Low, Low Prices!! Repairs/
New Installations. #C5760.
VISA/MC. WHY WAIT?
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Philip P. Ruch
Tile 8 Marble
20 Yrs. Exp.
Lic. & Ins. C8124
All Work Done By Myself
If CLEAN Is WhatYou Want,
CLEAN Is WhatYou Get,
When You Call Georgette.
ARE YOU IN NEED OF
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Openings, Every 2 Weeks.
Since 1994. (727)585-3816.
Low Cost Professional House
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Available. Bonded. Emily,
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cleaning touch? Call Terri,
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Excellent references. Reliable,
flexible and a pet lover.
Cleaning Team. Homes &
KJP CLEANING, LLC
Green Products Available.
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Housecleaning and Personal
Assistant. $20/hour. Bonded
and Insured. Sharon,
TONY'S HANDS, INC.
Rentals. Excellent Work
CLOCKS Repaired/ Restored
40 Years' Experience. Free
Estimates. Grandfather House
Calls. Pleasant Memories
Clock Shop: 6989 Seminole
$25 In-Home Service.
David Archer, 366-6354.
20 Years Experience.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS PC LLC
30 Years Experience. Virus
Removal, Data Recovery,
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Internet Security, Training,
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PC REPAIR $99.95 FLAT
Free Internet Security & PC
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guaranteed. All major credit
cards accepted. Call
CONCRETE 'N BLOCK
State Certified Contractor.
#CGC036131. Quality Work,
Reasonable Rates. 40-Years
MIKE QUARANTO Concrete,
Inc. 20+ Years Experience.
Quality Service. Driveways,
Patios, Sidewalks. #C-5640.
Driveways, Pool Decks, Pat-
ios, Sidewalks, Color Sealers,
Acrylics, Pressure Cleaning.
Clay Venable. C-4847.
LOCAL LICENSED Building
Doors, Windows, Repairs.
A Full Service listing@
Patio Door Repair Specialist
"I Get Them Sliding Again"
No Installations. Angle's List
2007-2008 Super Service
CUSTOM DRAPERIES &
Valances, Bedding, Cushions,
Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours.
Since 1981. (727)397-5708.
B. BLEVINS DRYWALL
No Job Too Small! Water
Damage, Ceilings, Texturing.
Painting. Free Estimates.
QUINTERO DRYWALL, INC.
Remodels, Additions, Repairs,
Large/ Small. Free Estimates.
27-Yrs. Experience. #C-5447.
PRO DRYWALL REPAIRS,
Textures, Popcorn Removal,
Additions Or Remodel.
Free Estimates. C-4918.
Affordable Quality Work
Free Est. Senior Discount.
B&B Electrical Solutions.
We have the solution! All
"Fuses to Breakers!" Senior
ALL WORK DONE by Owner.
Repairs, Service Calls,
Remodel. Barnes Electric.
ARE YOU TIRED OF HIGH
Prices? Then Call Us!
#ER0014019. Imperial Electric
Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades.
24/7 Emergency Service.
LOW Rates!! Since 1986.
NO JOB TOO SMALL!
Free Estimates. All Electrical.
Licensed & Insured.
EC0001509. ES Electric,
**$28 OFF REPAIR**
Same Day Service
We Specialize In Electrical
New Installs. No Job Too
Military/ Senior Discounts.
All Calls Answered.
For All Your Wiring or Service
Needs. Generators, Panel
Upgrades, Circuits Added,
Remodeling, Marina & Dock
For FAST Service,
Repair, Refinishing, Stripping.
Specializing In Caning.
Don't Buy New, "Renew"!
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BROKEN GARAGE DOOR?
Springs, Rollers, Cables, Etc.
All Garage door & Opener
repairs. Same Day Service.
Honest, Reliable, 35 yr. local
*SAVE* 10% off w/ad.
Installations, All Makes.
Owner/ Operated. C-8821/ Ins.
Advanced Garage Doors,
Gutters, Soffit, Fascia, Siding,
Screening, Patios, Cages,
20 Years Of Quality, Honest,
Lowest Price & Guaranteed
Satisfaction. No Job Too Small.
Call David For Free
ALL MINOR HOME REPAIRS
20-years' experience. Senior
Discount! Work Guaranteed.
No Job Too Small.
Water Damage Repairs,
Painting, Carpentery, Tile.
15% May Discount!
Free Estimates. Affordable.
Quality Work. References.
Senior Discount. John,
Skilled Men Looking For Work.
Interior or Exterior.
Basic Labor Starting $10/hour.
J&K REMODELING CO.
Quality Home Repairs.
Painting, Wallpaper, Drywall,
Carpentry, Tile & More.
"LET GEORGE DO IT!"
Retired contractor is ready to
do small repairs for you.
Homes & Mobiles. 40+/yrs.
MACK'S HANDYMAN SVC.
35+ Years' Experience,
Reliable, Honest. All Minor
Repairs. Free Estimates.
RETIRED HOME BUILDER.
All Kinds Of Minor Repairs,
Everything To "Everythink".
SMALL JOBS WELCOME!
Handyman With 40 Years Ex-
perience In Pinellas County.
Call Nick, (727)698-3087.
AJ'S AFFORDABLE Hauling.
Brush, Trash, Clean-Ups,
Drop-Off Service. We Haul It
All! Free Estimates.
Small Jobs OK.Yard/ Garage
Clean-outs, Small Repairs.
Available 7 Days/Week.
Decor, Holiday Flowers and
other gifts starting at $19.99.
Call (877)697-7697 or visit
www.proflowers.com/Elf to get
an extra 15% off.
i CiYiChICi7 rYt~ i~V~ CiC
Tommy Bahama style decor
and furniture, artwork, patio
furniture, TVs, girl's bedroom
set & clothes- 8-12, tools, grill,
lovely bar stools, office chairs,
book shelves, books, matching
sofa/ loveseat, small
refrigerator & MORE!!!
Friday, Saturday, Sunrise-?
7470 Pine Valley Ln. Seminole
household and garage, book-
shelves, office, queen mat-
tress set. 11242 Kapok Grand
BOAT OR RV
FOR SALE FOR
AS LITTLE AS
Leader, May 13, 2010 Professional Services 27
Custom Built home recreation
bars. Choose size, color,
laminate, wood, tile. Great
for garage or family room.
All Phases Of Work.
35 Years' Local Experience.
HAVE Home Improvement
Needs But A Tight Budget?
Call R.J. Pate Contracting,
"A Hands on Contractor".
J&K REMODELING CO.
Affordable, Quality Remodels
& Rehabs. Call Today For
Free Estimate. CBC1253003.
MCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
Additions, Remodeling, Baths,
Kitchens, Flooring, Decks.
Bath, Kitchen, Additions,
Extensions, Cabinetry, Floor-
ing, Decks, Patios. Designer
Showroom, Arch. Plans.
B.B.B. Accredited Business.
KITCHEN & BATHROOM
Quality Workmanship, Design,
Architect Plans, Showroom,
Insured. CBC1255512. Free
B.B.B Accredited Member.
New kitchen under $5,000,
includes 12 all-wood cabinets,
St. Pete or call (727)526-3240.
& LAWN SERVICE
Sod, Tree Trimming,
Clean-Up. Free Estimates.
Fully Licensed, Insured.
se habla Espanol.
AV Property Maintenance
Landscaping, Tree & Sod
Services. Prompt & Affordable.
BACKHOE- BOBCAT WORK
Landscaping, plant removal,
tree service, stump grinding,
We Dig Ditches!
LANDSCAPE NEED A
Facelift, Clean-up? Affordable
Design, Yours Or Mine!
"A Woman's Touch" Jane,
LANDSCAPING YOU CAN
Afford. Stone Patios, Palms,
Planting, Sodding, Clean-ups,
Tree/Palm, Hedge Trimming,
Drought Tolerant Landscape
Design and Installation.
Rates. Excellent References.
com. 25Yrs. (727)542-5485.
STEVE'S FULL SERVICE
Landscaping, Lawn Care,
Tree Trimming, Clean-ups.
Enhancing Curb Appeal! Free
TWO T'S Total Maintenance
Landscaping, Tree Pruning &
Sod Replacement, Palms.
Free Estimates. Lic/Ins.
A LAWN SERVICE YOU
CAN AFFORD! $65/Month.
Hedge, Tree, Palm Trimming,
Leaf Raking, Clean-Ups.
A+ PROFESSIONAL LAWN
Year-Round Lawn Care.
Landscaping Projects, More.
Lawn Cuts Starting @ $15
*Palm & Tree Trimming
*Clean up & removal
Greater Image Landscape
Lic. & Insured
ABLE LAWN CARE
Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly.
Service To SuitYour Needs.
Call Rich, (727) 234-5613.
AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE
$55/month. Mow, Edge, Trim.
Call Norm: (727)798-1026.
ALL SEASON GROUND
Care. Mow, edge, trim. Free
ALOHA LAWNS, INC.
We do it all! Free estimates.
Call Jim, (727)324-8421.
BASS LAWN Maintenance
Mowing, Hedges, Mulch,
Clean-ups. We Do It All!!
BEST FOR LESS!
Complete Lawn Care, Tree
Work, Garage Clean-outs,
Handyman Services. Dan:
LAWNS- 1st Month FREE.
TREES- No Disposal Fees.
Spring Clean-Ups. DeLeafing.
An Honest, Reliable, Quality
Lawn Service With 36 Years
Experience. Monthly Mainte-
nance From $60. Call Darryl,
EBEL LAWN CARE
Reliable, Well Established
Company. Competitive Rates.
Call (727)586-5617 Or Visit
HENRY'S LAWN SERVICE
Mow, Edge, Trim &
Clean-Ups. Free Estimates.
AS EXPERIENCED PAINTING PROFESSIONALS,
WE STAKE OUR REPUTATION ON IT.
When you call us, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you'll
receive the workmanship and attention to detail that you expect.
S.E.C., INC. ell&
PAINTING CONTRACTORS W4 "
F' WAYNE RUDGE LICENSED INSURED
POOLB LIO # 06504
Lawn Maintenance, Landscape
& Design. Complete Property
Cleanups. Free Estimates.
LAWNS BY BISHOP
Ground & Shrub Maintenance,
Landscape & Design,
Mulch & Rock, Clean-ups,
Maintenance and Pressure
Cleaning. Specializing in
residential/ commercial lawn
care. 50% off first month.
ROY'S LAWN-SALAWN &
More. Your Affordable Small
Property Clean-Ups & Com-
plete Lawn Care Specialist.
Trimworks Property Maint.
Complete Lawn & Tree Care,
Landscaping, Mulch, Sod,
Clean-ups. Free Estimates.
Weirs' Full Service Lawn.
Some Proceeds Will Benefit
The Care Of Needy Children.
Trip Charge, Lock And
Installation, All For Only
$39.95!!!! Bill's Lock,
A-2-Z MOVING, INC.
24' Box Truck. Established
Pinellas, 1986. Local/ State-
wide. FL#1M660. Free Esti-
Homes, Offices, Condos.
Large or Small.
Local Mover. IM-1034.
Local, All Points Florida.
Pick-Up & Delivery, Donations
& Hauling. Lic. IM-754
BURKE PAINTING CO.
Lic. #C-4641. When Quality &
Price Both Matter!
Int. /Ext. Painting &
Deck/ Paver Sealing.
We Want To Work For You!
(727)397-2284 Available 24/7.
A. BOYD FARMER. FAMILY
Business, 30+ Yrs. Residential
& Commercial. NO JOB TOO
SMALL! 2 Coats Paint, Power
Wash & Prep Work. Quality
Guaranteed. Senior Discounts.
A FULL SERVICE PAINTING
Company. Quality Workman-
ship, Competitive Rates, 30
Years' Experience. #C10218.
By Tim Barrett Painting, Inc.
20 Yrs. Experience. Honest &
#C-9762. Owner Operated.
ARNEY'S PAINTING, INC.
We do Residential,
to view work. C-9579
Harold Bruinius Dec. Inc.
Service. Free Estimates.
SAME DAY SERVICE
Payless Painting Services
Interior, Exterior, Light
See Pictures & Prices.
1,600 Exterior SF for $1,050.
Wash, prep, seal & two coats
paint. Quality Guaranteed!
WANTED: 20 HOMES TO
showcase our Solar Products
and Lifetime Exterior Paint.
Call to see if your home quali-
fies. Call (877)292-3120
PATIO DOOR REPAIRS
Get sliding doors rolling again.
Special Offer $95.95 per panel
Call Ron at Ron's Windows.
ROB'S PEST CONTROL
Roaches? Ants? Fleas?
Serving Pinellas since 1979.
Call Now! (727)392-2847,
Control. Lawns/ Weeds/
Rodents. Interior/ Exterior.
Rock & Roll Pest Control.
DOG & CAT Sitter/ Walker
Providing Dependable Serv-
ices For Your Pet. Reliable,
DOG GROOMING, Only $20!
Any Small Breed. New Clients
Only. (727)596-CLIP (2547)
ALL REPAIRS, WALLS,
Ceilings, Water Damage, A/C
Holes, Plastering, Drywall
Repairs & Texturing. #C-5129.
ANDY'S STUCCO AND
Plastering. Small Plaster/
Stucco Jobs. Patch work.
Lic#C-6903. Insured. Free
FAUCETS TO WATER
Heaters. No Job Too Small.
Sewer And Drain Cleaning.
#RF0049545 Rick's Plumbing
James McDaniel Plumbing
Full Service Master Plumber.
No Overtime Or Hidden Cost!
Water Heater Repair/ Replace.
Sewer & Drain Line Cleaning,
Faucet Repairs. Lic/Ins.
*Discount on drain cleaning
*Faucets to water heaters,
no job too small.
GLEN MYERS PLUMBING
No job too small!!
All Work Done "By Glen"
($20.00 OFF WITH THIS AD)
Call (727) 443-6318 or
Marko Plumbing Systems Inc
Repair & Replacement
Specialist. Over 25 Years'
Repairs & Irrigation.
Owner operated. Low Flat
Rates. Free estimates.
10% OFF W/AD!
Small Job Specialist.
CFC1427888. Call Charlie,
BLUE BAYOU POOL SVC.
Services as low as $60/mo.
Third month FREE!
CARDINAL POOL CARE
Weekly Pool Service, Monthly
Rates. Exceptional Customer
Service & Quality Pool Care.
HARTLEY'S POOL SERVICE
Weekly service starting
@$42.50/month. 20 years
JEFF'S SWIMMING POOLS.
Pool service. Serving Largo,
Weekly Service Or
Chemical Check Only,
POOL CARE WITH PRIDE
"The Name Says It All"
Personalized Service. Owner
A EXTREME PRESSURE
CLEANING! Lic/Ins. We Clean
Anything!!! Big/ Small Jobs,
LOW PRICES! Free Esti-
WE USE HOT WATER!!
Specializing In Low Pressure
Tile & Shingle Roofs. Lic/Ins.
KING'S PRESSURE Washing
& Handyman Services.
On Time All the Time!
20% OFF w/Ad!
Roof & Exterior Cleaning
LOWEST PRICES ON ALL
Phases of Remodeling And
Room Additions. Insurance
Old Time Integrity
Licensed & Insured
A Christian Owned Co.
ABOVE ALL ROOFING
All Types Of Roofing &
Repairs. Family Owned/ Oper-
ated, European Craftsmanship.
Re-Roofs, New Roofs,
Repairs. All Roof Types.
Licensed & Insured.
New Roofs, Re-roofing, Flat
Roofs, Repairs. Serving
Pinellas County 30+ Years!
SScott Cook Roofing, Inc.
Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, Certified Installer
HENDRICK ROOFING, INC.
La c Al Types of Roofs All Work Guaranteed
Family Owned & Operated No Subcontractors
Over 40 Years Experience in Pinellas
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EVENTS, from page 21
Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. E-mail Earl Thomas
the Incomplete at email@example.com.
Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays,
noon, at Largo Central Park Drive. E-mail Earl Thomas the
Incomplete at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of Mayflower Descendants William Bradford
Colony meets first Saturdays, November, January, March
and May, 11:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Cen
tral Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Laura Brock at 823-9258.
Society of Young Magicians meets first Saturdays, 10
a.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the Victory Church of the
Nazarene, 4401 58th St. N., St. Petersburg. Call Dick Laneau
at 345-4323 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sojourn Bear, an all volunteer organization, distributes
handmade teddy bears to cancer patients of all ages. Call
Jan at 481-9782.
Sons of Norway, Suncoast Lodge 562, has events for
everyone. Noon banquet, Banquet Masters, John Barr, 367
4264; Kids Klubb, Nancy Kaufman, 397-1352; social meeting
with entertainment, or rowing the Viking longboat, Carol An
derson, 461-7746; singles and membership, Chris Taylor,
517-3148; bowling, Helen Skodje, 446-7446; tennis, Sandy
Inman, 391-2333; golf, Phil Nelsen, 461-7746; sitting' and
for Teens & Adults
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talking Jenny Lind, 397-7768.
Holiday Isles meets meets second Fridays, 11 a.m., at
Grouper's Seafood Grill, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.
Largo Mid-Pinellas meets first Thursdays, 6 to 6:30 p.m.,
networking; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., meeting; in the rehab center,
Palm Garden of Pinellas, 200 16th Ave. S.E., Largo. Call 432
Upper Pinellas meets fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
at Radisson Hotel Clearwater Central, 20967 U.S. 19 N. E
Square Dance Mainstream meets Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:45
p.m., at the Pinellas Senior Citizen Center, 7625 59th St. N.,
Pinellas Park. Call 813-886-5981.
Starlight Quilters meet first and fourth Tuesdays, 7:45
p.m., at the Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N.,
Stonewall Jackson Camp 1381 SCV meets fourth Satur
days, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri
Ave. N., Largo. Call Adjutant Bailey at 526-1594.
Sunshine City Council meets fourth Mondays, September
to May, 7:30 p.m., at Dixie Hollins High School, ROTC Room,
4940 62nd St. N., St. Petersburg. There is meeting in Decem
ber. Call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
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is a series of life-enrichment programs for adults and cou
ples. All programs are followed by a social hour. Music, bev
erage and dessert provided. Admission is free. Call Terry
Collier at 345-0148.
Suncoast Accordian Club of St. Petersburg meets the
first Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the Elks Club, 2675 66th St. N., St.
Petersburg, dinner is served. For reservations, call Bill Car
rozza, 363-0848. Those attending should bring their accor
dian and be ready to play.
Suncoast Avian Society meets third Sundays, 2 p.m., at
Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail, Clearwater. Guest
speaker or educational items. Call Tina Carter 669-8961 or
Mari Howard 726-6864, or visit www.suncoastavian
Suncoast Bonsai Society meets fourth Mondays, 7 p.m.,
at Millie Clark Senior Center Annex, 5800 77th Ave. N.,
Pinellas Park. Beginners are welcome. Call Mick at 323
8196, or visit www.inertia.org/bonsai.
Suncoast Camera Club meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at
the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, for a program;
and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Safety Harbor Library, 101
Second St., for evaluation. Visit http://suncoastcamera
Suncoast Conchologist Shell Club meets first Tuesdays
(no meetings December, June, July, August), at 7:30 p.m., at
the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clear
water. Call 796-4117.
Suncoast Corvette Association meets first Wednesdays,
7:30 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland
Ave. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suncoast Chapter Embroiders Guild of America meets
third Fridays, 10 a.m., at Union Street Methodist Church,
1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call 584-6632.
Suncoast Scandinavian Club meets first Fridays, noon,
from October through May, at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Blvd., Pinellas Park. For reservations, call 584-2343.
Suncoast Sierra Club meets third Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.,
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