City leave benefits slated to change By TOM GERMONDLARGO Say goodbye to the sleepy start of the campaigning for the City Commission Seat 1. The challenger, Michael Smith, fired salvos at incumbent Mary Black in fliers delivered last week. The two candidates qualified for the seat in August, and the race had been low key compared to others in prior years. Smith, 30, a senior library assistant at the Pinellas Park Library, contends in a flier that Black says that her positions always seem gray. Frequently changing her mind at the last minute and generally saying no to everything doesnt help Largo. Among other criticisms, his flier said Black frequently makes motions at commission meetings that fail to get the support of a second. When she does, her motions are regularly voted down, his flier said. Asked about those comments, Black said she has not seen the fliers. I can only say I try my best to convince my fellow commissioners but our philosophies may differ, she said. Im a conservative at heart. I believe on spending money when you have it to spend and not spending it when you dont have it. I think we have to set priorities and my priorities are those that are outlined in the charter, that is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents and that takes priority, she said. Black, 72, a retired Belleir Beach clerk and assistant administrator, stood clear of jabbing her opponent in a flier. Rather, she promised to provide high quality municipal services at the lowest possible taxes and fees and ensure residents receive prompt and courteous administrative treatment, protect traditional community standards valued by residents and property owners, among other platforms. Smith also said that Black does not agree with the city attorneys interpretation of the city charter. She frequently argues with him and recently moved to fire him, he said. He was referring to her efforts during hearings on the budget to eliminate funding for City Attorney Alan Zimmets position. No other commissioner supported the move. Black said she never has said the commission should fire the city attorney. She said she thinks the city shouldnt have a full-time staff attorney and pay a retainer for an outside attorney to provide the same work. Our outside legal officer has supervision of the in-house attorney and I dont think that should be the case. The supervisor of our employees should be a full-time employee of the city, she said. The candidates were asked for their positions on the following issues:Business friendly initiative is it working?Smith: I do agree with what they are doing. I think it is wonderful that they have taken this initiative. I kind have wished they started earlier because they are See CANDIDATES, page 4A Entertainers conjure up memories Singers perform at senior citizens homes ... Page 2A. Event runs from Oct. 13-16 at Coachman Park in Clearwater ... Page 1B.Dianne Reeves joins headliners at this years Jazz Holiday Volume XXXIV,No. 13 October 13, 2011 www.TBNweekly.com PET CONNECTIONSpeaking of petsDr. Kim Donovan D.V.M. of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital has suggestions for helping to calm a pets fear of thunderstorms and other loud noises. Page 12A. Features Business . . . . . . . . . .13A Classieds . . . . . . . . .4-7B County . . . . . . . . . .5-11A Entertainment . . . . . . .1,3,8B Health & tness . . . . . . . .14A Largo . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .16A Pet connection . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .17A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .15A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising IRB Oktoberfest set for SaturdayThe 10th annual Indian Rocks Beach Oktoberfest is set for Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kolb Park. 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Concessions and spirit items will be for sale.Largo High to host Golden Invitational Photo by TOM GERMONDTami Turner, president of the Deutschmeister Blas Band of New Port Richey, plays the tuba at First Friday in downtown Largo Oct. 7. Patrons ate German food, drank beer and enjoyed other activities during the Oktoberfest event.Prost! Retired city clerk and assistant administrator, Belleair Beach. Black was first elected to City Commission in 1975, re-elected in 1978, 1981, 1989, 2005 and 2008. Former chairman of the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment, 1984 to 1989. She is involved in the Largo/Mid Pinellas Kiwanis Club, Largo Republican Club, and other organizations. Black has an associates degree from St. Petersburg College. She is married and has two children.LARGO The 33rd annual Fall Jubilee will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N. This years event will include a flea market bigger and better this year as the community has been very supportive of this worthwhile event, according to a press release from Pinellas County. Volunteers have been collecting items for the flea market since January and have managed to fill an entire truck trailer with collectibles. For sale this year will be housefuls of furniture, tables of costume jewelry, luggage, books, toys, lots of tools and power equipment. Merchandise will be spread throughout Heritage Village. The Lowe House will contain holiday decorations. The Harris School will be loaded with books, videos and phonograph records. The Safety Harbor Church will have valuable linens and antiques and the Pinellas Room will be loaded to the rafters with bargains. Of special interest will be the sugar cane processing display, put on by the Largo Historical Society. A truck load of raw sugar cane will be ground and pressed right in front of guests, then boiled down to delectable sugar cane syrup. Bottles of the elixir will be available for a small donation, and the kids can grab a piece of raw sugar cane to see if it really is sweet. More than 100 food and craft vendors will be lining the walkways in and around Heritage Village, displaying stained-glass items, wooden puzzles and games, products made of natural stone, plus soaps, jams, nuts and pickles. Visitors can try an airbrushed tattoo. Clothes for the American Girl dolls are available as well. As for food: Mr. Bills will feature funnel cakes and burgers. See JUBILEE, page 4AFall Jubilee expected to be bigger, better By TOM GERMOND LARGO City officials will move forward with a proposal to revise their employee vacation and sick leave package, recognizing the need to be sensitive to public perception of such benefits. Over the past several years, we have seen a lot more articles that have come out at the national level and the local level taking very close looks at the types of benefits that are afforded governmental workers, said Assistant City Manager Mike Staffopoulos, at a City Commission work session Oct. 11. Though a city in California made national news for its high salaries, Staffopoulos said that also in Florida different elected and appointed officials have left employment with what the public has deemed to be overly generous compensation packages. City officials wanted to make sure what they provided was considered fair, reasonable and equal to whats being provided to other types of government employees in the area as well as the state. The proposals only affect the employees not represented by a union. Over the past decade city has seen a transition to a younger employee base through employee turnover and the early retirement incentive program. Younger employees, up to 46 years old, have different expectations for their employment than Baby Boomers, 46 to 65 years old and older, city officials say. We are hoping to award the vacation just a bit sooner, understanding the demographics we have, the value they put toward time off, said Susan Sinz, city human resources director. She said that intent was to be a bit of a motivator because later in my presentation, we are going to talk about cutting the amount people can have on the books and cutting the benefit of being able to cash out or take sick leave and convert it to vacation leave The amount of vacation time an employee can accrue, 640 hours, also will be affected. The figure will be cut in half to 320 hours under staffs proposal. The city has about 220 employees not represented by a union who will be affected. About 28 of those individuals have more than 320 hours. The proposed changes are expected to save the city $35,000 to $40,000 annually. I think we have been very generous in the past, and I think its a good idea to limit our liability on the cash out, Mayor Pat Gerard said. Under the proposed changes, the maximum sick leave accrual is 720 hours, as compared to the current 1,440 hours. Commissioner Robert Murray questioned how it was going to affect the three existing employees who had acquired more than 720 hours. If Im there now, are you going to handle that See CITY, page 4AENTERTAINMENT VIEWPOINTSCarl HiaasenColumnist says Herman Cain is a man who can make pineapple chunks work with anything! ... Page 15A. Over the past decade city has seen a transition to a younger employee base through employee turnover and the early retirement incentive program.Candidates outline their positions on city issues Mary Black Senior assistant, Pinellas Park Library. Smith has served on the Largo Historical Preservation and Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Friends of the Largo and Seminole libraries and Seminole Historical Societies. He was student body president at St. Petersburg College and is taking off a few semesters to work on his campaign. He is single, in a committed relationship. Michael Smith
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Frensche, too, has an extensive musical background that includes traveling the world as a cruise ship entertainer. She plays the guitar, ukulele and piano, and can sing in several different languages. A Jersey Shore girl Frensche was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., her musical career began as part of a 25-piece orchestra, the Spartones, that specialized in music from the 1930s through the 1970s. After graduating high school she worked as an airline ticket agent and later as a flight attendant. Although she enjoyed traveling, Frensche chose music as her vocation. She went on the road for several years before launching her own band. Her show dates took her all over the United States. One night shed be singing with Loretta Lynn and the next Bob Dylan. She was the opening act for the Coasters, Hermans Hermits and the Crests. Wilhite, meanwhile, was carving out her own niche. One of four children, the Birmingham, Ala., native grew up in a creative family. Her mother, Peggy, was a concert pianist. One brother, Eric, plays guitar. Another sibling, Alexander, is an artist. Her sister, Caroline, is a fitness trainer. Wilhites introduction to show business happened in Kuwait where her father, Alfred, was an American contractor. I played the American Embassy in the early 1970s, Wilhite said. Returning to the United States, Wilhite studied method acting at the Lee Strasburg Theater Institute, formerly known as the Actors Studio, in New York City. The institute was the training ground for such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro. Wilhite later also graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a degree in theater arts. Other educational goals were achieved at the prestigious Julliard School of Music and Hunter College, both in New York City. Over the years Wilhite appeared in off-Broadway musicals, on the soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, and even had a part in the First Wives Club, starring Beth Midler and Goldie Hawn. Shes appeared all over the world with touring companies in such well-known classics as The Miracle Worker, Anything Goes and Annie Get Your Gun. She and Frensche specialize in American Songbook Standards. That includes the music of Gershwin, Cole Porter and Hoagie Carmichael. The style essentially is music of the 1930s and 1940s with a contemporary spin. Many modern entertainers have adopted that kind of music, Frensche said. You can hear it in See ENTERTAINERS, page 3AEntertainers bring back memories for seniors Citys Christmas parade revivedLARGO The Old Northwest, a downtown business association, plans to have a Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 to 4 p.m. In conjunction the First Friday event, which will be held on First Avenue Southwest, plans to have a Christmas extravaganza. Joseph Stefko, founder of Old Northwest, told city commissioners Oct. 4 the organization has been trying for a couple of years to bring a Christmas parade back downtown. This parade is truly taking on an amazing life with all of the organizations and people stepping up to the plate asking how they can participate, what they can do to help, and most importantly, expressing enthusiasm for this time-honored family tradition coming back to life, Stefko said. BRA Bikers Raising Awareness, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for local breast cancer survivors, will have a prominent spot in our parade as will Hazely Lopez, founder of Hazely Corp., and the recently crowned Miss USA Petite 2010 Pageant winners. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus also will attend. Commissioner Mary Black asked that the fees be waived for Old Northwest to use Olmar Park for the parade. The matter will be discussed at an upcoming commission meeting. To get more information on participating contact Stefko at 581-6134 or Paula Hochman at 723-3645. A form on the Old Northwest website can be found at www.discoverlargo.com. State recognizes city residentLARGO The Florida Recreation and Park Association has named former city Commissioner Gay Gentry as its recipient of the 2011 Voluntary Service Award. Gentry was appointed in 1998 to the Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Advisory Board, where she served for five years as a member and chairman of the board. While as a city commissioner in 2003, she continued to participate in the Florida Recreation and Park Association state conferences and served on a statewide citizen committee. She has participated in the National Recreation and Park Association National Congress. Gentry now serves as the chairman of the Friends of Largo Recreation and Parks group. Gentrys volunteerism in parks and recreation began when her children were participants in Largos recreation programs. City commissioners recognized Gentry for her award at the commissions meeting Oct. 4. We could not be prouder and happier and we know she deserved it more than anybody else in the state, said city Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne.Gentry said she was honored to be recognized by the state association but said the award is more reflective of the department that nominated her, the citys recreation, parks and arts department. As you know volunteers can be powerful supporters and advocates and they also can be your worst nightmare. It all depends whether you believe in the concept of volunteerism, and whether or not you are willing to take the time to make sure the volunteers are successful. This department does just that, she said. The citys department engages citizens on a daily basis and in its long-range planning, she said. That means they (volunteers) help determine what this department does and where this department goes, Gentry said. 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4A Leader, October 13, 2011 CANDIDATES, from page 1Akind of playing catch up in a rough economy. Im wholeheartedly behind it. I would like to be as a commissioner a leader on it. I think we need some leadership on this issue. Going out in the neighborhoods, I have talked to people who are plumbers, carpenters they still have that negative view of Largo. I think we need to get out to them and say we have changed. Black: I think the plan is working that we have approved. I think it will take some time above all. The commission has to keep reminding the administration to remind its employees that we not only are a business friendly community but a resident and property owner friendly community, so its not just one segment of the community that we need to address its the entire population of the city of Largo the taxpayers are the funding source and the elected officials and those who provide the services are the employees of the residents and the business community.City subsidies for the Largo Cultural Center, golf courseSmith: My first priority is public safety. Everything falls after that. I think the safety of our city is the number one priority. However, there are things that I think are wonderful examples. The cultural center I think is a shining jewel for our city. Subsidizing it? Yes, we need to. City officials should think outside the box to generate more revenues and gather other opinions pertaining to the Cultural Center, he said. The golf course I have listened to debates and I think it is something we need to look at. I would like to look at options of leasing it out if we can. I dont want to lease it out to a company and we get it back in 10, 20 years and we have to clean it up again and spend tons of money. Black: I think the city has done well in providing the (Cultural Center), and I think the operating costs should be borne by the programs and the users of the programs that the city has there. And thats true of most recreation. The golf course is an enterprise fund and it should be self-supporting. The golf course was originally purchased to maintain open space at a time when there was concern that development would take over a lot of the open spaces that were left in the city. As we have become more populated, the open areas have dwindled. So I think it is important to keep the golf course, however, I think we should hire an outside management company to manage it. I would never support selling the golf course.Forced annexation Smith: Im actually against forced annexation. I thought annexation would be great because everybody would want to live in the city. But when Smith started talking to citizens and businesses about an annexation involving 123 acres near the intersection of Starkey and Ulmerton Roads, he discovered that the city wasnt getting property owners input, he said. I think if we are going to be taking a business-friendly approach, this is one of the nails in the coffin with some of them. I know it was a big land grab and because the majority of it was businesses, not residential area, it didnt have to be put up for a vote to the citizens, which I think is very disappointing, he said. Black: I am very much opposed to forced annexation I preferred purchasing a home inside the city limits because I wanted it to be a part of a community. Those who dont want to be part of the community should be permitted to remain a part of the county or non-municipal residents. Hopefully, individuals would see the benefits of becoming a resident of any municipality and become a part of that municipality.Balancing the budgetSmith: The first thing is the golf course is something we can look at. It would save us a good chunk of money. I think we need a fresh set of eyes on the budget to walk in there and examine things. Smith says in his flier he takes a common sense approach to fiscal responsibility. In tough economic times such as these, it is more important than ever to have leaders who are able to bring a new voice to the discussion, and who are willing to take on the difficult decisions with a true understanding of sacrifice, the flier said. Another thing is looking at ways to increase revenue, such as bringing businesses, which will help bring in taxes for our city, Smith said. He also said he supported the rolled-back millage rate, which was approved by commission. My opponent voted against it. If the city didnt use the rolled back rate, the city would have been another $600,000 short, he said. Being someone who worked in retail business and works with the public, you cant go at the budget with an axe; you have to go at it with a scalpel, he said. Black: The city has two choices it can limit expenditures or they can increase property taxes, and user fees to pay for the government. I would prefer to see no increases in taxes. She said that employees will have to take on a little bit more work. Streamlining will help, sharing positions will help, looking at what kinds of services, and when we talk about recreation, thats one of the services that we might have to cut back on. We definitely have to provide for the health, safety and well-being of our residents, Black said. The election will be held Nov. 8. The winner will serve a three-year term. Commissioner Robert Murray, who holds Seat 2, had no opponent. There are six polling locations. Residents also can vote by mail. For more information, go to www.votepinellas.com. JUBILEE, from page 1AThe Pie Factory will bring some irresistible sweets. Coney Express will have hot dogs and sausages. Kettle Korn vendors will be on hand. New to the event this year are fried cookies: Attendees can purchase fried Oreo cookies and sugar cookies. The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office will be registering voters at this years Fall Jubilee. The Fall Jubilee will feature some of the best of local Florida folk and bluegrass. At the train station, the Morse Telegraph Club, Florida Chapter, will demonstrate how people communicated with Morse code. Also at the train station will be working model railroad displays. In the McMullen House, attendees will find weavers, spinners, quilters and embroiderers exhibiting traditional skills. Free event parking and shuttle will be found at 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Organizers are asking for a $2 a person donation for admission to the festival. The Pinellas County Historical Society makes this years Fall Jubilee possible. All proceeds will go to support the operation of Heritage Village. Heritage Village is a living history museum bringing more than 150 years of local history to life. Guests can tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus. For information, call 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/her itage. Photo by TOM GERMONDMike Jurgensen of New Port Richey performs during the Jubilee. By TOM IOVINOWhen it comes to the evacuation process for a hurricane, getting things moving can be one of the most difficult challenges. That includes ensuring roadways are clear for evacuees to exit the area, rolling supplies in to evacuation shelters and getting buses to local fire departments so they can evacuate assisted living facilities. These are very challenging prospects without proper coordination. Thats where Janis Waters comes in. Waters worked in the Pinellas County School Boards transportation division for nearly 20 years, and is now using her knowledge of the divisions organization and processes as a volunteer with Pinellas County Emergency Management. For the past two years, a typical day of volunteering has been anything but typical. I consider myself a Jill of all trades, she said. When theres an assignment where I can help, I come in and make things happen. Her current assignment is to update the list of assisted living facilities in Pinellas County. At first, it was a little overwhelming. There are just so many ALFs in Pinellas County, said Waters. And, each one needs to have its loading areas photographed and diagrammed, current number of residents confirmed and evacuation level double checked. This information is updated at Emergency Management and is shared with the local fire departments so planners can adjust their response to the actual conditions. Without updated information, there could be sheer chaos when we need it least. This isnt the first experience Janis has had with Emergency Management. During the busy 2004 hurricane season, she was the school boards transportation representative in the emergency operations center. Those were some exciting days waiting for hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. What impressed me most was how all of the operations worked together seamlessly. Watching those trained emergency managers in action made me want to get even more involved, said Waters. What does she enjoy most about volunteering? First, I enjoy the interaction with the staff at the office. They are all consummate professionals who take the work they do seriously. Volunteering also helps me keep my skills sharp. Im happy to be using the skills I have developed to help others. And I also enjoy the flexible volunteering hours. This way, I can work when I want to and still have time to enjoy my friends, my other pastimes and have plenty of time to relax and unwind. The fact that they see my time as valuable makes the experience so much more rewarding. The staff at Emergency Management has noticed Waters efforts. She is a very hard working volunteer, said Bob Homan, senior emergency management coordinator. The work she is doing on this project will shave valuable hours from the evacuation process. And, as we all know, when a storm is approaching Pinellas County, every single hour we can use more effectively means more lives can be saved.County volunteer says shes a Jill of all trades Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSJanis Waters works as a volunteer in the Pinellas County Emergency Management department, helping to keep the county prepared for disasters.Councilors OK road resurfacingSEMINOLE Residents living north of 102nd Avenue and slightly west of the Pinellas Trail will soon have a smoother ride down their streets. City Councilors voted Sept. 27 to spend $99,153 to resurface 13 residential streets in the area as part of the citys ongoing road repaving program. The targeted streets are 104th Avenue, 104th Court, 105th Avenue, 106th Avenue, 110th Terrace, 111th Avenue, 111th Terrace, 112th Avenue, 117th Lane, 118th Street, 119th Street, Lillian Avenue and Nina Street. The work, which will be done by Florida Highway Products Inc., of Bartow, will be double microsurfacing and chip sealing. The process produces a smooth black finish at a cost of about $71,000 per mile. The work will begin in October with sealing, said Public Works Director Jeremy Hockenbury. After it sits for 30 days, then they come in and do the repaving. This is the second year of a six-year program the city has in place for road improvements. The project began earlier this year with upgrades to streets in the Seminole Lake Country Club community and targets improvements to 13.4 miles of the citys 35 miles of streets. In other action, councilors: Passed on final reading an ordinance setting the millage rate for fiscal 2012 at 2.4793. City Manager Frank Edmunds noted this is the fifth consecutive year the city has used this rate. Passed an ordinance establishing a $15.2 million budget for fiscal year 2012. The budget figure represents a 5.3 percent decrease in spending from the previous budget. It went into effect Oct. 1. Passed a resolution revising the building permit fee schedule and providing for an effective date, as mandated by state law. Reappointed William Schaefer and Mike Estigo as trustees to the citys Municipal Firefighters Pension Trust Fund Board for two years, through Sept. 30, 2013. Bob McClureTown wants its money back for noncomplianceBELLEAIR It appears the Belleview Biltmore is destined to remain an abandoned relic for the foreseeable future as the $55,000 feasibility study designed to offer plans and ideas for the property, failed to deliver the goods. At the Oct. 4 Town Commission meeting, the disappointing study, undertaken by StoneCreek Partners, LLC, a California-based firm, was mentioned only briefly by the commission, whose members say they are in limbo as a result, but do eventually plan to hold a meeting at a future time to further discuss feasibility issues for the property. Town Manager Micah Maxwell, in a letter dated Sept. 30 addressed to Donald Bredberg, a managing partner at StoneCreek, said he considers the study a total failure provides no useful guidance for the towns decisions on the hotel property redevelopment. The details of the proposal were to have been discussed at the commissions Oct. 18 meeting, but in his letter Maxwell said, I see no reason for StoneCreek to present the deficient report to the commission and the town will be pursuing a refund of the monies paid to StoneCreek for its noncompliance. He also chastised Bredberg for the companys failure to meet the agreed upon two-month timeline in which the proposal was to be delivered to the town by Sept. 8, as well as the firms failure to respond to several phone calls and emails from town officials. The responses that were made by StoneCreek included many excuses for the report delay and several new self-imposed deadlines, none of which were met either, Maxwell wrote. The study was to be mapped out with six possible options for the development of the property, running the gamut from a complete or partial renovation of the existing structure or razing it and replacing it with a seniors community, a new hotel, single family or multi-family homes. The town expected the report to address the various impacts those options would likely have on the local economy, traffic, environment, and potential revenue and property values. StoneCreek addressed none of these issues, according to Maxwell. The study was commissioned by the town, which received payment for the study from the Biltmores current owners, KAWA Capital Managements Raphael Ades and his partners. Mayor Gary Katica said the report was amateurish to the extent the name of the hotel was misspelled 131 times. Unfortunately, time may not be on the hotels side as it falls into further disrepair. Its reaching the point of diminishing returns. Its costing the town $250,000 to $300,000 a year, Katica said. In other business Tuesday, the commission voted to purchase four replacement vehicles for various town departments at a cost not to exceed $114,000 including a 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid not to exceed $29,100. The vehicles are included as part of the Capital Equipment Replacement Plan with funds having been set aside for the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget. Katica swore in two new police officers, Mark Douglas and Jeff Wolfe. Both are long-time law enforcement officers. Katica joked, (Former) Mayor Rick Baker of St. Petersburg told me that he trains them and we hire them. Melinda Greene Around Pinellas Around Pinellas CITY, from page 1Aand in a fair way for somebody thats a good employee who hasnt used sick time? Murray asked. Sinz said only three employees are affected; the change wouldnt apply to them since they were hired under the premise that they would receive the benefit. Commissioner Curtis Holmes asked whether the city was changing the workplace environment to accommodate the employee. This is an employers market, and it is going to be for a very long time, he said. Sinz and Gerard said the benefits are being decreased. Holmes said that he liked the idea that the city was trimming benefits to hold costs down but if it were me, I would be a little more sensitive to the people who are paying for it. Sinz said she thinks that public perception is the big reason why staff is addressing the issue. Bell, Calif., made headlines in the past year over raises doled out to officials in that municipality. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bell, though one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County, paid its top officials some of the highest salaries in the nation. A Times story in July 2010 reported that the city manager made $800,000 annually. The population of the city is less than 36,000. Commissioners expressed no objections to city officials making changes to the vacation and sick leave benefits.
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Clearwater police said it was determined that the childs injuries were consistent with abuse, in an announcement about the incident posted on the departments Facebook page. Oliver allegedly admitted to intentionally dropping the child on the tile floor at least two times out of anger and frustration when the child would not stop crying. Oliver is being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bond.Man arrested in home invasionPALM HARBOR Pinellas County sheriffs deputies are investigating an Oct. 6 home invasion and shooting in Palm Harbor that ended with a crash on the Dunedin Causeway. According to the sheriffs report, the home invasion and shooting occurred at 310 Avery Ave. about 2:13 p.m. The crash on the Dunedin Causeway happened about 2:25 p.m. According to deputies, Forrest King, 22, forced his way into the Palm Harbor residence, and once inside, attempted to rob Matthew Beck, 28, and Kristina Teuber, 33. At some point during the robbery, King shot Beck; and fled in Becks vehicle, a 2003 Nissan Ex-Terra. Shortly thereafter, a deputy spotted the vehicle traveling southbound on Alt. U.S. 19. The vehicle then turned west onto the Causeway. The deputy activated lights and sirens and initiated a pursuit of the vehicle.As the deputy crested the bridge, the deputy saw the suspects vehicle rear end a 2006 GMC Envoy driven by Catherine Teats, 78, of Oldsmar. The Envoy spun around and then rolled over the hood of the Dodge Journey, driven by Daniel Gott of Michigan. The Nissan continued on ending on the opposite side of the road back on its wheels. Deputies said King exited the car and ran into the water. Deputies were able to arrest the suspect with the assistance of several citizens who were in the water. King was transported to Mease Dunedin Hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered in the crash. King was arrested for armed robbery, aggravated battery and grand theft auto. Teats was transported by air to St. Josephs Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Gott was not injured. Beck, the shooting victim, was transported by air to Bayfront Medical center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Teuber was not injured during the home-invasion. Deputies initially believed the gun used in the home invasion/robbery shooting might have been thrown into the water; and called on the sheriffs dive team to search for the weapon. The weapon has not yet been located.Dunedin man killed in two-car crashDUNEDIN A Dunedin man died at the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Main Street and U.S. 19 about 12:45 p.m. Oct. 9. Jeffrey A. Spink, 57, was leaving Lowes, where he worked, exiting a side road in his 2001 Pontiac Firebird, trying to turn let across several lanes of traffic to go westbound on Main Street to Dunedin when he was struck by 2001 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Jessica L. Feihl, 18, of Safety Harbor, who was eastbound in the center lane. Pinellas County sheriffs deputies said the Jeep struck Spinks Firebird in the drivers door causing Spink to receive very serious injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Mease Countryside Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The eastbound lane of Main Street was closed during the crash scene investigation, but was reopened about 4 p.m. No charges have been filed in connection with this crash. The investigation continues.Robbery victim holds suspect at gunpointST. PETERSBURG The owner-operator of a St. Petersburg Pawn shop was able to lock the suspect in his pawnshop and hold him at gunpoint until deputies arrived this after the suspect attempted to steal four gold necklaces from his business. The strong-armed robbery occurred about 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the All American Pawn Shop, 5903 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. According to Pinellas County sheriffs deputies, Kris Farias, 26, of Tampa took a bus from Tampa to the All American Pawn Shop. The suspect entered the shop and asked David Gardner, 55, of Seminole to see a gold necklace. Gardner pulled out a tray, which contained four gold necklaces and proceeded to show them to the suspect, who then grabbed the entire tray and started to head out the shop door. Gardner was able to lock the doors automatically and then held the suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived on scene. Farias was arrested for robbery by sudden snatching and for other unrelated outstanding warrants out of Hillsborough County, including grand theft.Pinellas Park woman praised for saving a lifeST. PETERSBURG Christie Debolt was attending a football game at Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg Oct. 6 when she found a woman down and unresponsive on the sidewalk near the band room about 7:30 p.m. Debolt, 35, of Pinellas Park searched for a pulse and signs of breathing, finding none, she began rescue breathing. A school staff member came upon them and called Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies on campus for help. Thanks to Ms. Debolts efforts, Ms. Gunter was breathing when paramedics arrived. Ms. Gunter was transported to a local hospital, the sheriffs report said. Deputies said Ann Marie Gunter, 29, of St. Petersburg was on campus that night because she is a student in the night school program. Debolt is a parent of two Dixie Hollins High School students. She told deputies that she earned her GED through the adult program at Dixie Hollins and has recently applied for nursing school at St. Petersburg College. Paramedics told deputies that had it not been for the actions taken by Debolt, Gunter might not have survived. Gunter is recovering at a local hospital.Woman killed in hit and runPINELLAS PARK A woman on a personal mobility device was struck and killed in a hit and run crash Oct. 8, just after 8:30 p.m., according to Pinellas Park police. Pamela Lynn Collier, 64, headed south on the west side of 66th Street, crossing 78th Avenue that night. According to witnesses, Collier was crossing against the red light. A car, described only as a dark colored SUV, was headed east on 78th Avenue and had a green light. As it traveled through the green light, the SUV struck Collier, slowed down and then left the scene, possibly northbound on 66th Street, police reported. Collier was transported to Bayfront Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. Colliers last known address was 7700 66th St. N., and it appears as though she was on her way home, police said. The intersection was closed for about two and a half hours while traffic homicide investigators searched for evidence at the scene. The dark colored S.U.V. most likely has some front-end damage. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information that would lead to the identity of the driver or the car, is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 800-873-TIPS or visit www.crimestoppersofpinel las.org. Tips remain anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward. Police beat Police beat FINANCIAL NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com
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Expires 10/16/11 County parking fees start early with Sand Key ParkPhoto courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSNew pay stations at Sand Key Park in Clearwater replace the hourly-metered parking. A daylong pass costs $5 By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners approved $5 parking fees for Fort De Soto and Fred Howard parks as part of the budget package for fiscal year 2011-2012. Officials say it will likely be after the first of the year before those fees will be collected. However, short-term visitors to Sand Key Park may already be paying more to park. The county recently put in 18 pay stations that replaced the meters that allowed visitors to pay by the hour. The automated pay stations will make management of parking fees consistent with other county parks and boat ramps, while enabling visitors to purchase annual passes that can be used at the countys three largest beach parks, according to a press release. Park visitors can choose to pay $5 for a daylong pass or purchase an annual pass for $75. Residents older than age 55 can buy a pass for $55. The annual passes can be used at any park with pay stations, which will include Fort De Soto and Fred Howard parks in the future. Annual permits for boat ramps are $110 and can be used to park at Sand Key, Fort De Soto and Fred Howard. The pay stations will be more convenient for visitors to beach parks, Paul Cozzie, director of Parks and Conservation Resources, said in a press release. Instead of worrying about putting enough change in the meters throughout the day, they can pay one time. We hope this will make their visit more enjoyable. Commissioners agreed to charge fees at Fort De Soto and Fred Howard parks after residents complained about deteriorating conditions at all the countys parks due to a lack of funding. They agreed that fees collected at the parks would go toward their upkeep, instead of going to the general fund as had been proposed in two prior years. Parking fees collected at Sand Key also will be used for enhancement and maintenance of park facilities and help to supplement the cost of lifeguards. Commissioners continue to resist fees for all its parks, agreeing only to charge parking fees at parks with beaches since beachgoers already pay to park at beach access areas. Automated pay stations accept cash and coin, as well as debit and credit cards. Annual parking passes are available for purchase at Fort De Soto administrative office and at the office of Parks and Conservation Resources, 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty .org/parks or call 582-2100. Sports news?Tampa Bay Newspapers prints pictures of Little League, baseball, football, soccer and sports teams as a community service. 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CGC1516020 101311 By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously approved their 2012 state legislative program Sept. 27, including a proposed draft amendment of the state law that created the countys EMS Authority. Sponsors of the local bill are Sen. Jack Latvala, R-St. Petersburg, and Rep. Peter Nehr, R-Palm Harbor. In a memo to commissioners, County Administrator Bob LaSala said the amendment was a priority item that will clarify the authority vested in the board as the EMS Authority. It annunciates the authoritys right to set reimbursement for reasonable cost of said services. In doing so, it allows a provider to exercise its discretion to provide a higher level of service at its own expense. LaSala is promoting a plan recommended by a consultant studying the EMS system to equalize the funding to each of the 18 fire departments and districts that provide of first responder service. A change in state law is necessary to change the funding formula. Commissioner Nancy Bostock called the EMS (amendment) language very cumbersome. Id write more generally to allow better ways for change in the future, she said. County Administrator Bob LaSala agreed, saying the amendment was a work in progress. I expect much more discussion. The last day to get a bill filed for the upcoming legislative session was Sept. 27. Sheriff Jim Coats asked commissioners to add pre-trial release as a priority. Coats said, This comes up every session and is always sponsored by the bail bonds industry, which he said was a divided group with some supporting pre-trial release and others opposed. Coats said the county needed to oppose any change interfering with a sheriffs or jail managers ability to manage the jail population. Every jurisdiction has their own way of managing population through release programs, he said. In 2010, the county released 4,310 pre-trial defendants on their own recognizance within 24 hours of booking and another 4,699 between 24 and 48 hours. He said proposed legislation would require those defendants to be held for 48 to 72 hours. I suggest to you that it would be a huge financial burden on local, county to have to house these individuals, Coats said. He said it would be a huge unfunded mandate and undo years of work in Pinellas to reduce and manage jail overcrowding. This is a battle Ive been fighting for years, he said. Judges, prosecutors, public defenders and sheriffs oppose this. He said pre-trial release is only given to non-violent defendants booked into the jail that are no threat to the public. They may have jobs, he said. But after you sit in jail two to three days, they lose their job, their house. Commission Chair Susan Latvala said she has always opposed any legislation that could change pre-trial release programs. You have worked very closely with us to reduce the (jail) budget and this is one of the ways youve done it, she said. Commissioner Nancy Bostock said she preferred the matter be placed on an advertised agenda to let the public speak before making a decision. The commission agreed to put the matter on a future agenda. Commissioner Neil Brickfield said he wasnt so sure he would oppose changes in the release program. He said some people being released could afford to pay a bond. He said the program lacked a means test. Coats agreed that some released might not be indigent, but said some still might not have the money to make bond. Sometimes they dont have the money right away, he said. Family members are scraping together money or begging and borrowing to get the money. Commissioners took the opportunity to thank Coats for his years of service. Coats is retiring Nov. 7 to spend more time with his wife, who is ill. Commissioner Karen Seel said Coats work to solve the problem of jail overcrowding was noteworthy. You were very successful with that, she said. Commissioners agreed to remove support for the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Program until after the program is approved on Nov. 7. They also removed the priority item of prescription drug legislation for further discussion. Bostock said she could support the intent of making it a priority but could not get behind a statement that calls for the countys support of any additional legislation or rulemaking related to the regulation of pain management clinics. This says anything regardless, Bostock said. Bostock wants to add more precise language to only target illegal and fraudulent use of prescription drugs, not any or all.Other items on the programAreas commissioners consider as top concern include unfunded mandates, a local bill for the merger of the Pinellas Planning Council and Metropolitan Organization, funding for beach nourishment and opposition to legislation that exempts online travel companies from paying taxes on retail prices of transactions. Items listed as of general concern are affordable housing, department of juvenile justice billing, environmental permitting, Florida Retirement System, growth management bills that could affect home rule and juvenile detention. Items to monitor were numerous. Some of the items include legislation concerning the department of economic opportunity, a local bill on the East Lake/Lealman annexation, the fertilizer ordinance, public notice, red light cameras and transportation funding. Transportation projects listed as critical to the county are: U.S. 19: widening of and the freeway on State Road 580 north to Curlew Road, currently in design stage; north of State Road 580 to Northside Drive, design funded; and Northside Drive north to County Road 95, design funded State Road 686: Roosevelt Connector Expressway, Bayside Bridge to 118th Avenue, currently in planning stage State Road 694: Gandy Boulevard at Fourth Street and MLK Jr. Street overpasses, in planning stage.County officials send local EMS bill to Tallahassee
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After seven years, Coats is retiring, effective Nov. 7, to spend more time with his wife, who is ill. It is after much consideration and reflection that I announce my retirement from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. My wife, Cat and I are working through some sudden and difficult health issues, which now require our full attention, strength and effort, Coats said in a statement on Aug. 27, when he announced he was retiring. In October I will have served 40 years with the finest men and women in the law enforcement profession at the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Coats continued. Cat and I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and well wishes at this time. It has been our privilege to be your public servants and we appreciate all the support we have received. Life can change in an instant, and we have decided to redirect our energies to this new challenge. I want to be there for Cat and share this journey with her. Scott picked Coats second in command, Chief Deputy Gualtieri, 50, from a field of seven who applied for the job: Rob Bradshaw, Dean LaChance, Larry Maynard, Daniel McDonald, Everett Rice, Mike Rogers and Gualtieri.About Bob GualtieriGualtieri (pronounced Gallterry) began his career with the sheriffs office in 1982 as a detention deputy at the Pinellas County Jail. He received his certification as a law enforcement officer and joined the Dunedin Police Department in 1983. He rejoined the sheriffs office as a deputy sheriff in 1984. He worked in various divisions throughout the Sheriffs Office during the next 15 years, including the Investigative Operations Bureau. Gualtieri spent many years working narcotics investigations, where he was recognized as an expert, before leaving the agency to pursue a law degree. He graduated from Stetson College of Law in 2002 and joined the Tampa law firm of Ford & Harrison LLP in private practice. Coats asked Gualtieri to return to the sheriffs office as general counsel in 2006. In 2008, he appointed Gualtieri as chief deputy and second in command of the sheriffs office.Gualtieri manages the day-to-day operations and is responsible for the agencys $220 million budget. Most recently, Gualtieri has been directing the operation of Pinellas Safe Harbor, a jail diversion program and the countys largest shelter for the homeless. He is also involved with the Sheriffs Police Athletic League and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Gualtieri was contacted by Scott Friday afternoon. The governor congratulated me on my appointment. I thanked him, said I appreciate his vote of confidence and that I intend to serve the citizens of Pinellas County to the best of my ability, Gualtieri said. Gualtieri will be sworn in as sheriff on Nov. 7. His term ends January 2013, when the winner of the November 2012 election for sheriff takes office. According to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website, as of Oct. 9, Gualtieri and Rice, who served as Pinellas County sheriff from 1988 to 2004, have announced their intentions to run for sheriff in the November 2012 election. Other candidates are Randy Heine, Tim Ingold, Greg Pound, Scott Swope and Stephen W. Reilly.About Jim CoatsCoats is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from the FBI National Academy, FBI Executive Institute, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Secret Service Dignitary Protection School and National Aviation Academy. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. Coats has been a member of the Sheriffs Office since 1971. He was serving as chief deputy for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office when Gov. Jeb Bush appointed him interim sheriff in 2004. He was elected to the job in November of that year and assumed office in 2005. Before his election, Coats was appointed twice by Gov. Lawton Chiles to serve as sheriff in counties where the sheriff has been removed from office. He also served as interim chief of police for Indian Rocks Beach. For the past 17 years, Sheriff Coats has served on the executive board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs and currently serves on the executive board of directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County, Clothes to Kids, Pinellas County Police Athletic League and Sheriffs Citizens Academy Alumni Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and is a member of the American Legion. As a life-long law enforcement officer, Sheriff Coats has been watching over the safety and security of Floridians for 40 years with the last seven years as Sheriff of Pinellas County, Scott said after Coats informed him he was resigning. Sheriff Coats is a good friend, and I wish both him and his wife all the best. By LESTER R. DAILEYCLEARWATER Since 1999, the city has had a slow-speed, nowake zone from the Intracoastal Waterway to eastward the shoreline and from the Seminole Launch Ramp to 500 feet south of the Memorial Causeway Bridge. Its purpose was to protect boaters from being injured by the wakes of speeding boats while launching their own boats at the ramp, and it worked well for a dozen years. But since the opening of the downtown Clearwater Harbor Marina last year, the no-wake zone is no longer adequate, Bill Morris, the citys marine and aviation director, told the City Council at its Oct. 3 work session. The established wake zone is not serving the intended purpose, according to a memo from Morris department to the City Council. Boaters travel at speed outside the current wake zone then throttle back at the last second. The problem is compounded now that the new Clearwater Harbor Marina has been built with docks on both the north and south sides of the Memorial Causeway Bridge. Funding from the (state) Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helped pay for these docks and the size of the boater wakes have broken pile guide rollers, and the remaining support brackets have dug crevices in the concrete pilings the floating wave attenuators ride on. The wave attenuators have been doing their job, reducing 3-foot wakes coming from outside the marina to anywhere between 6and 18-inches inside the marina, Morris said. But even the reduced wakes are sufficient to cause damage to boats and docks in the marina. And enforcement of the existing no-wake zone, while improving, has not entirely eliminated the speeding problem. When theres law enforcement out there, we dont have a problem, Morris said. When theres no law enforcement and people know theres no law enforcement, we have a problem. To mitigate the situation, the city wants to extend the current slowspeed, minimum-wake zone across the entire span of the Memorial Causeway Bridge opening, from shore to shore, and 275 yards north of the bridge on the western side of Channel Marker 14. South of the bridge, Morris wants to create a 500-yard no-wake zone bordered on the east by the shore and on the west by Channel Marker 5. But the wheels of government turn slowly. Even after moving Morris request up on its list of priorities, FWC is likely to take at least a year to grant approval. And the federal government, which owns the Intracoastal Waterway, might take even longer. The federal government does not want a municipality setting rules for a federal channel, Morris said. In the meantime, Morris has asked the City Council to amend its Code of Ordinances to regulate boat speed within the marina while the state and federal governments process his request for no-wake zones outside the marina. All were asking for in this first step is to create an idle-speed, nowake zone within the periphery of the downtown marina. Morris said. The council is expected to grant his request at its Oct. 6 meeting.Clearwater officials hope to expand no-wake zone Bob Gualtieri Jim CoatsGov. Scott appoints Bob Gualtieri as interim sheriff
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Immediately, she started calling around to her friends and started raising money. I went to my other friend who said, Why did you come to me? Im broke, Hobbs recalled. I said, Because broke people have big hearts. And he handed me $40. Halfway through the day, I had around $375. She called Reggie and they rushed to have a three-way call with his friend in Haiti to let them know that the party was back on. At 2 a.m., Leslie wired $500 to Haiti. They had the party the next day, and they had a sign on the wall that said, We love you Leslie! and I was like awww. I was hooked, Leslie said. With Leslies fundraising and public relations help, they set about with new plans to make the orphanage more self-sustainable. Food and money are always in short supply, but they have developed plans that can change that. They raised money to buy a chicken coop with high yielding chickens. They installed the coop this summer with 120 chickens, all which produce an egg a day. One day the kids will have the eggs to eat, and the next day they will sell the eggs so they can buy feed for the chickens. The way we operate was kind of walking on a tightrope, Reggie said. Any slip, you fall and it could be fatal. So we have been thinking about doing something that would make it more self-sustainable and create more food for more people. The next goal is to install 10 more coops, each which cost $2,000. According to Reggies calculations, that would allow them to finally be able to pay the teachers who have been teaching the orphans for free for more than a year. It would also ensure three meals a day for not only the orphans but also a meal for the children from the outside neighborhood who come there each day to go to school. Most of them are below poverty level; they may not get another meal that day. The ultimate goal is to have a miniature farm, with a cow, fish in the ponds, goats, rabbits, and a vegetable garden. Reggie has the land. They just need the funds. He also wants to build a bakery onsite so they could bake their own bread, pastries and cookies to feed the children and to sell. The bakery itself would cost about $10,000, plus they would need a generator because electricity is intermittent at best. Reggie scraped together money for four bunk beds two kids on top, two kids on bottom but with 130 kids in the house, most sleep on the floor on foam mats. But the conditions are far better than they were living on the streets. Kids on the street are forced to beg and steal, become criminals, and get into sexual activities as young as 7 and 8. There is See MISSION, page 10APhoto courtesy of LESLIE HOBBSReggie Jean and Leslie Hobbs visit Haiti to help take care of the orphans at their orphanage. By ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLDUNEDIN Kids are problematic in Haiti. And plentiful. Girls have children very young, but many cannot afford to raise their children, so many are just left at the hospital. Other mothers keep them around for a little while. As babies, kids add a sympathy bonus, making it easier for their mothers to beg for money and food. But then they get older. Around age 4, the kids become a burden and have lost the begging edge. Whatever she gets, she has to spend the money to share with the kid, said Claude Reggie Jean, in his thick French accent. So what she does is when they sleep at a public park, she wakes up at 2 or 3 a.m. and leaves the area so the kid finds himself alone at the age of 4 and has to survive. Has to beg like his mother used to. And the chances to survive are very small. But if they happen to survive, they get in a bad way. Criminals. You have to be tough to survive on the street. In Haiti, the average lifespan is 43, and 50 percent of the population is under 18 years old. There are 4 million children. Even before the 2010 earthquake, one in 10 children there were either abandoned or orphaned. That number only increased significantly after the earthquake. Only 1 in 3 children in Haiti go to school because the cost is more than most people make in a year. The country and schools have become corrupt, Jean said. Haitis children are in trouble. And Reggie Jeans mission is to help. Reggies family has a history of philanthropy, and he and his two brothers, Harry and Lyonel, have taken up the cause. Over the years, the Jean brothers have helped about 100,000 people, both children and adults. Reggie has a special passion for the children. Reggie is from Port Au Prince, Haiti, though he now lives in Dunedin with his three children. His parents are from a mountain village in Jacamel called Blockhauss. Reggie was an engineer and a schoolteacher. As a teacher in Haiti, he saw bright, promising students suddenly disappear. Very early in his career he set out to investigate why one exceptional boy stopped coming to school. He found out that the boy wanted to come to school, but his parents could no longer afford the tuition, so the school kicked him out. Reggie was upset. A boy that talented needed a proper education so he could ultimately give back to and benefit their country. So Reggie dug into his teachers salary to cover the boys tuition. Thus began his habit of supporting promising young students through school. He has done so for about 1,000 kids over the years so they could have a life, he said. One of those children was like no one Reggie has ever seen. You could pick any topic that the boy had no knowledge of and ask him about it. Of course, at first he did not know any of the answers. But then after a single lesson, he could recall everything he had been taught. A perfect memory. Like the others, Reggie helped him through school as well. The genius of the country is being wasted on the streets, Reggie said. The brain of Haiti. I have confronted these kids. For that specific kid, that was the perfect kid. He never got anything less than 100 percent. No matter what I gave him, even if it was a subject that was difficult for myself to learn, he was incredible. You say it once and he gets it and tests 100 percent. Thanks to Reggies support, the boy is now an engineer working for the Xerox company. For years, Reggie had helped support orphanages in Haiti supplying them with food, clothing, supplies, anything he could get a hold of. It had always been his dream to have an orphanage of his own, but the timing had never been right. Then the earthquake shook the country. Reggie ran all over the city, helping anyone he could. One pregnant woman needed a ride and then suddenly went into premature labor due to shock. He helped get her aid so she could be taken to a hospital. He provided transportation to people and aid workers in his car for those who needed it. Whatever he could think of, he did. One of the orphanages that he helped had crashed down. Some kids died. Others panicked and ran away, Reggie said. The kids took off out of fear and never came back. Others were dying simply for lack of basic needs. People were dying simply for (lack of) water, Reggie said. Because they had all the dust in their system. They just wanted water and they couldnt find any. So I took my car to take doctors to the hospital and people to come help. They were so human. They went to the hospital, and people were in such bad shape. Ater three days with a crushed leg, they start getting gangrene, and oh the smell to touch that, you have to have a heart. And they cared for them with their bare hands. Reggie worried about the orphans. He ran into a group of people who were also helping in the aftermath of the earthquake. He didnt have monetary assets, but he had plenty of land, he said. So the group teamed up and started a makeshift orphanage with tents on some of his land, which is about the size of a football field. Reggie went to the U.N. base to ask for tents, and one orphanage gave them three generators and water filters. His tent orphanage was beginning to grow. But there were no schools available, and Reggie worried about his four children of his own. He moved his family to Dunedin and enrolled them in a private school on a scholarship. His three kids (one of his twins later died in a tragic accident) now attend Washburn Academy in Clearwater, where his kids receive a scholarship in return for Reggie teaching French and Spanish. His children are Marie, who turns 16 in October; Phiteas, 13, who plays soccer and football; and his remaining twin daughter, Anabelle, 11. Reggie travels back and forth often between Dunedin and Haiti to help his orphanage, called The Future of Haiti. As the rainy season approached after the earthquake, he became concerned about the tents and the possibility of the field turning to mud. They needed a new plan. Reggie had planned to rent out his Haiti home to help support him living in Florida, but he realized the children needed it more. He moved the children into his six-bedroom, four-bath house that is on three acres of land. Unfortunately, for a while, the group he had partnered with had usurped his orphanage, even though it was in his house on his land. First he didnt fight it because all he wanted to do was to help the kids he didnt care who took the credit. But then he saw what was happening to the kids. Reggie had left Haiti in July 2010 to go back and care for things in Florida. When he returned to the orphanage in October, he saw that his 130 kids had lost half of their weight in that short amount ofLearn more at www.grodysh.org. Any donations are tax deductible and can be made through PayPal or by check to 1185 Somerset Circle, Dunedin, FL 34698. All the money goes directly to help the kids and the orphanage. The first project new money will go toward is building 10 more chicken coops to be able to better feed the children and to finally pay the teachers. The project after that is to build a bakery on site.
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Already he sees the benefits of the earlier children he helped through school. Like Noe (pronounced NO-wee.) Years ago, Reggie had taken a walk in his parents home village when he heard babies crying from a miniscule mud shack. He knocked on the door, and a 4-year-old boy answered. There were 12 kids in the family, packed into an unimaginably small space. The parents were out, and Noe, the 4-yearold, had been left in charge of three children younger than himself. I could tell hes a very bright 4-year-old and responsible, Reggie said. And they have nothing. No food, no bottle or formula. They dont have anything. And the kids are crying, and he was trying to sing or do something to stop that. Reggie asked around to find out more about the family and found the parents to ask them if he could support Noes schooling. He put Noe up at Reggies parents house so he knew Noe would be well fed and cared for but would still be close enough to visit his family. Reggie paid for Noes schooling all the way through university, where Noe studied engineering. Noe was at the university when the earthquake occurred. He managed to escape, but a concrete block fell on his best friend who was running next to him, killing the friend. Noe escaped with just a serious gash on his arm from the concrete. Now, even though he has an advanced degree, Noe insists on helping at the orphanage, teaching the younger children. He wants to follow in Reggies footprints, caring for and educating the impoverished and orphaned children of the country. Noe isnt alone. One 16-year-old girl in the orphanage, Lilina, is also very bright and is in high school now. She wants to become a doctor and to have an orphanage of her own when she grows up so she can get more kids off the street. Future of Haiti took her in after they found her on the street begging with her mother and five siblings. Hobbs said the girl was very weak and would have died on the street if they had not helped.We like to think big, Hobbs said. Lilina is 16. In 10 years, she could be in government. We could create the next leaders just with love and shelter and food and training in ethics and morals. Maybe we could make a real change for the country by replacing those people in there now. Another orphan, Jeff, wants to become a pilot, Hobbs said. He wants to make a lot of money and then have his own orphanage to get kids off the street, Hobbs said. So if you can help 200 kids and get them off the street, those 200 kids help another 200 kids Its not an unreal target to get all these kids off the street eventually. Reggie and Hobbs hope to get the orphanage completely self-sustainable so it can become a model for other orphanages throughout Haiti. The orphanage needs help again. Reggie and Hobbs are in Haiti again, and though they had raised enough money for a second chicken coop, they had to use all of that for emergencies, such as food for the children and charcoal to cook with. Usually small amounts of rice and beans are donated to the orphanage, but that is only during the school year. School had been scheduled to start in September, but due to issues with the government, school has been postponed until October. On top of that, their food source has written to say that they will be reducing the already-insufficient amounts of food that it was providing, Hobbs said in an email from Haiti. All this increases their demand to install the new coops as soon as possible. Other things always are forestalled for lack of funds. The orphanage was given a water filter system, so they can drink treated water, but they cant afford the $150 for a battery. They even have a solar panel to charge the battery once they have it. An organic gardener from Clearwater is willing to visit and help establish an organic garden, once they can raise the funds for travel and the supplies. A woman from The Community Learning Center is willing to help train the teachers, once money can be raised to get the teachers and trainers all in one place. One thing at a time, it will get done. Photo courtesy of LESLIE HOBBSReggie Jean (tallest man in the back) and Leslie Hobbs (woman in the back) are surrounded by their orphans at their orphanage in Haiti.
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Welch said in a Sept. 25 memo to fellow commissioners that SSP is in critical need of $60,000 for rent and payroll expenses for October and November. SSP Director Deborah Godfrey said the agency expected to receive additional funding sometime in December. Currently, staff is working as volunteers with the exception of the director, who is making minimum wage. Commission Chair Susan Latvala was supportive of the request given that Stars-strive is a spin-off agency of a county department that had operated in Pinellas since 1999. Operations were taken over by SSP in 2010 when the county could no longer afford to provide the service.Godfrey said the organization ran into funding difficulties when it discovered it could not apply for some grants it could be eligible for due to the short time it had been a private organization. She said many grant applications require a year of financials and statistics. Latvala agreed with Welch that the county should help. Commissioner Nancy Bostock said although the organization did good work, the commission had made a decision to make tough cuts to social action funding. We cant afford it, she said. And thats no reflection on the organization. She said agreeing to the funding request set a dangerous precedent. Welch said it was not setting a precedent, as there were only two spin-off organizations SSP and one for arts and culture. Commissioner Seel said it was a difficult decision and suggested that SSP might be a better fit for WorkNet Pinellas or the sheriffs office. Commissioner Norm Roche said he could support SSP, which is a program that provides employment training services for hard to employ individuals, including ex-offenders. In his memo Welch said, Im concerned that our community may lose this successful program simply because of a temporary cash flow problem which was not anticipated when the county spun off this organization last year. Commissioner Neil Brickfield suggested giving SSP $30,000 to cover its rent. The commission agreed, 61, with Bostock voting no. SSP has served nearly 350 individuals since August 2010. SSP offers ex-offenders and others a chance for re-socialization through 20-day workshops. Its clients completion rate is currently at 75 percent, and 70 percent of those who get a job afterwards keep it for two years. Seventy-two percent of those who participate in the workshops get jobs, go to school, enroll in job corps or enlist in the military. Remarkable when one considers that on average more than 80 percent of SSP clients are ex-offenders, Welch said. Photo courtesy of BECKY GRIFFINMembers of the Indian Rocks Beach Boat Club stand with the assorted garbage they collected cleaning up five islands in the Intracoastal Waterway near Indian Rocks Beach and Belleair Beach Oct. 8. The next meeting of the boat club will be Thursday, Oct. 20, at Jimmy Guanas inside the Holiday Inn Harbourside. 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These are the dogs that really need to be on a maintenance anti-anxiety medication for the duration of the storm season, then weaned off the medication slowly in the fall. The top choices for maintenance medications are Fluoxetine (Reconcile) or Clomipramine (Clomicalm). When the storm actually arrives, a fast-acting medication, in addition to the maintenance medication, is recommended. These may include Alprazolam or Clonazepam. Acepromazine is a sedative and should never be used alone for thunderstorm anxiety since it can make dogs more sensitive to noise and it does not treat the anxiety. However, it can be used in conjunction with the medications above, in low doses, if needed. Storm Defender Capes or Thundershirts also can help some animals feel safer during a storm. Go to www.stormdefend er.com or www.thundershirt.com for more information. Dog Appeasing Pheromone products can be used to help calm and soothe fearful dogs. It comes in a collar, spray or a diffuser. If the diffusers are used, be sure to get enough to cover the square footage where the dog spends most of its time or it wont be effective. Many behaviorists prefer the collars. Behavior modification must be done in addition to medications for the behavior to change. There is no such thing as a magic pill. Desensitization and counterconditioning are behavior protocols that are frequently used together. Desensitization means gradually exposing the dog to the offending noise so that he or she does not react to it anymore. There are many CDs available that can be purchased for this purpose. For more information, visit www.starfirefordogs.com/Audio_and_CD_-_All_Breeds.php,www.legacycanine.com/store/, or www.mastersvoice-dog.com/. Desensitization sessions should be short (around five minutes each) and done several times a day 3-5 days a week. Counter-conditioning relies on getting the dog to feel relaxed during storms by distracting the dog with commands, puzzle toys, or treats only if they are in a relaxed state. In other words, you are rewarding the relaxed behavior and not the anxious behavior. The theory is a relaxed dog cant be an anxious dog at the same time. Do not coddle an anxious pet because you are rewarding the anxious behavior. Instead, act happy and upbeat so you are associating the storm as a happy event. Playing white noise (fan, air conditioner, radio, TV) during the storm may be helpful as well. Training them to relax and follow commands when there is not a storm is very important. Once a storm arrives it is much harder for them to follow commands if they are not already good at obeying. There are many natural calming products available as well that may be helpful but always make sure to ask your veterinarian before using these. Some of these products cannot be used with the medications discussed above or with medications your pet may already be taking. Kim Donovan, D.V.M., is an associate veterinarian and medical director at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital in Seminole with 13 years experience and a special interest in feline medicine. MickeyMickey is a wonderful 8-yearold male cocker spaniel who enjoys the company of humans especially when playing in the yard or comforting them on the couch. He does well with dogs his size and smaller. Adopt Mickey at Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 405 22nd St. S. in St. Petersburg. Call 328-7738. Visit www.petpalanimals helter.com.SocksThis very handsome 8-yearold guy is Smokey. He and his brother were brought to the Suncoast Animal League when their owner passed away. Socks is an extremely affectionate boy who just loves attention and to be petted, and even though he only has three legs, it doesnt slow him down a bit. He is waiting patiently for a new family to call his own. The Suncoast Animal League is at 1030 Pennsylvania Ave. in Palm Harbor. Call 7861330.Dig this Piggie Pie is a 4-year-old pot bellied pig who lives with the Scott family in Largo. She was bottleraised, lives in the house, and is litter-box trained. Piggie Pie barks when someone knocks on the door and will yell when told to do something she doesnt want to do. She rules the two dogs in the family. Kelly Scott says Piggie Pie is smarter than most people I know and contrary to popular belief, cleaner too. My kids love to tell people that they have a sister, and that she is a real pig! Piggie Pie wins a $25 gift certificate to Largo Feed. Our November pet photo winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Whitneys Grooming and Pet Supplies in Pinellas Park. Send photos to csouth mayd@TBNweekly.com.Tails on TapSEMINOLE The second annual Tails on Tap to benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter will be Saturday, Oct. 15, noon to midnight at The Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with petand kid-friendly activities including a doggie kissing booth, nail trims for dogs, karate demonstration, pet sketches and pie throwing contest. The evening brings hourly 50/50 drawings, auction items and live entertainment performed by s cover band Screamin Donkey. This event is free of charge to attend. There will be food and drink specials. For more information, contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet and family photosLARGO Professional photographer Laura Allen will be donating her time and talent to pet and family photos for the SPCA Tampa Bay for five days. All of the sitting fees will go to help feed and shelter the animals. The dates are Saturday, Oct. 15, at the SPCA Pet Walk, from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. in St. Petersburg, and the last two weekends in October at the shelter in Largo. For details and to preregister, visit www.LauraAllenStudios.com or call 584-5040.Pet photo winner Speaking of PetsKim Donovan, D.V.M.
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In a very real way, he helps Tampa Bay area JA students develop financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills, contribute to the community and participate in the revitalization of the economy. Over the past 10 years, Robertson has led the Bright House Networks/Junior Achievement Golf Invitational, which has raised more than $5 million for JA. The money Robertson has raised has inspired 200,000 students in the Tampa Bay area. He also serves as a local JA board member, a volunteer position he has held since 2000. Junior Achievements Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence. It is presented in recognition of participation and leadership in supporting and expanding JAs student impact, resources and operational excellence and sustainability.ABWA to meetST. PETERSBURG The Professional Business Divas Chapter of the American Business Womens Association will meet Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Marriott Hotel, Roosevelts Restaurant), 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N. This meeting allows attendees, within a brief span of time, to network and exchange ideas and referrals and to learn more about ABWA. Businessmen and women are welcome. This months speaker will be Hope Peterson. Peterson will offer a Professional Development presentation. Her topic will be automotive car smart: how not to get ripped off. The luncheon cost is $15. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call Jeannine Storer at 572-1224 or 743-6639, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Arthur Murray Dance Studio earns awardPALM HARBOR The Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored the small, medium and large chamber businesses that exemplify outstanding success stories in the community. At PHCCs annual dinner on Sept. 30, the chamber recognized Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio with the Small Business of the Year Award.Dunkin Donuts reopensPALM HARBOR Dunkin Donuts and BaskinRobbins recently celebrated the grand reopening of its combination restaurant at 33240 U.S. 19. Reopening just five months after a fire destroyed the restaurant, the first 100 guests were treated to a free travel mug with coupons. Today marks a very exciting day for us as we reopen and have the opportunity to serve the people of North Palm Harbor once again, said Vik Patel, Dunkin Donuts franchisee, in a press release. Were grateful for the ongoing support of the North Palm Harbor community and look forward to keeping them running on their favorite Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins products. As part of the rebuild, the restaurants interior and exterior has been remodeled to feature additional guest seating, including an outdoor patio, plus a Baskin-Robbins self-service area for grab-ngo cakes, mini cones and prepacked quarts of ice cream. The restaurant will employ approximately 25 crewmembers, many of which are returning to the North Palm Harbor restaurant after the fire.Biff Burger to sponsor motorcycle runST. PETERSBURG Biff Burger, in cooperation with Operation American Pride Inc., will present the inaugural Veterans Motorcycle Run on Saturday, Nov. 5, 7 a.m., starting from Biff Burger, 3939 49th St. Other sponsors include Pinellas Park Fire Department, Lealman Fire Department and Nicholas Athanason. The event is expected to attract between 2,000 and 3,000 motorcycles. This ride will pass through a big part of Pinellas Park, going north on 49th Street to Park Boulevard, and will then head west on Park Boulevard to Park Street; then south on Park Street. The ride will benefit the families of deployed veterans, as toys will be given to these veterans kids at Christmas time. It also will benefit veterans that have returned home wounded and are disabled. The toys will be given out at the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital on Dec. 12 and on Dec. 13 at American Legion Post 138. Organizers also hope to give a full Christmas dinner to each family. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Call 244-8519.E&E Stakeout Grill reopensBELLEAIR BLUFFS E&E Stakeout Grill recently reopened for business. The restaurant had been closed since the end of July for renovations. We have a brand new kitchen, said Erwin Scheuringer, chef and co-owner, in a press release. The old kitchen served us well. This kitchen was designed and built specifically for our purposes and will expand our abilities to prepare and serve more efficiently. The installation of the new kitchen required demolition of the old space, including removal of walls and removal of much of the existing floor to install new drainage and plumbing. The scope of the project was unbelievable, said Billy Brandt, general manager. It really was startTaking part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand opening of Sound Advice Hearing Solutions are, from left, David Puckett, Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce chairman; Megan Webb; Don Hawley, owner; Carolyn Maurer; Patricia Gerard, Largo mayor; Audrey Hawley, owner; Norton Mac Craig, city manager; Cindy Braun; Chae Holzhauer and Laverne Welch. Sound Advice Hearing Solutions is at 861 West Bay Drive.ing over from scratch. It took a little longer than expected but the results are beautiful. We are all very excited to be back and serving guests again. In addition to the new kitchen, several other areas of the restaurant received attention during the remodel. Upgrades in public areas of the restaurant include an updated sound system, new tabletops throughout the restaurant, upgraded fixtures and vanities in the restrooms and new carpeting installed in several areas.Author launches ScaryBob ProductionsLARGO Local author C. Robert Cales recently launched a new eBook publishing company with a business associate. ScaryBob Productions officially opened for business Oct. 1 with two paranormal thrillers, Devil Glass and The Bookseller. The titles are available for download on iTunes and Amazon.Patchington to host trade-in eventPatchington, a womens boutique, will host its 13th semi-annual trade-in event Oct. 18-24, at its area locations. The event will support women who have been victims of domestic violence. During this event, customers trading-in gently used clothing will receive an allowance on comparable articles of clothing. For every top traded-in, the customer will receive $10 off the purchase of a new top; for every bottom $15 off the purchase of a new bottom; and for every jacket or dress $20 off the purchase of a new jacket or dress. Over the last 12 years more than 70,000-plus articles of clothing have been donated. All traded-in items are donated to local community organizations that distribute them to thrift shops where customers can purchase quality clothing at less than a fraction of the price. The proceeds from the thrift shops fund programs, which provide refuge, crises intervention, advocacy, professional training and community outreach to break the silence that isolates victims and prevents them from a life of hope, independence and peace. There are 21 Patchingtons retail locations throughout Florida, including: Belleair Bluffs, 280 Indian Rocks Road Clearwater, Northwood Plaza, 2520A McMullen Booth Road St. Petersburg, Isla Del Sol Shopping Village, 5901 Sun Blvd. Call Maureen Jack at 642-8554 or email mjack@ patchington.com.
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While it is tempting to believe that some minimally invasive surgery that will have you back to work in days is the answer, acute or new back pain is not an acceptable use for this surgery. Protocols are in place for surgery and adequate trials of conservative care must have been tried before a reputable surgeon would consider surgery. Chronic back pain may be an indication for surgery depending upon the response to conservative care, the condition causing the pain, and the results that are expected by the patient. If the patient is expecting to walk away from chronic back pain, pain-free after surgery, they are most usually very disappointed. The numbers of patients undergoing disc or stenosis surgery with complete resolution of pain are low, which is why this surgery is reserved for those patients who cannot get acceptable relief or control of their pain from conservative care. No surgery or treatment is going to relieve all pain and symptoms 100 percent. So what is conservative care? Generally, it is the safest and most effective care for a condition with sufficient history to show outcome versus complications. So if drugs are not working and surgery is not indicated, what is? Numerous studies have shown that active care is better than passive care in treatment of back pain. Short-term passive care may help with symptoms (massage, therapy, etc.), but does little to correct the problem that caused the pain, and if not corrected it will recur and cause chronic problems. Both spinal manipulation and decompression/distraction have been shown to produce outstanding results depending upon the condition. When combined initially with therapy modalities and later with exercise, they produce the same long-term outcome as surgery at far less cost and with fewer side effects and complications. While manipulation is excellent at correcting the abnormal biomechanics, which cause many back, pain symptoms, the distraction/decompression of the nerve and disc, in conjunction with the manipulation is the best combination for most back pain sufferers. Why? Because they get the best of both treatments correction of any underlying biomechanical problem such as sacroiliac dysfunction, and they have the decompressive effect of releasing the pressure on disc and nerve. If you have either chronic or acute back pain, decompressive therapy and manipulation may be the best answer for you.Joshua Sage 5K setLARGO Bayfront Rehabilitation, WalkWise, Morehealth, Stepping Stones and AANN Tampa Bay Chapter will sponsor the Joshua Sage 5K Walk N Roll n Run on Sunday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave. N. This Halloween-themed event for all ages will promote awareness of traumatic brain injury and prevention. The event will feature raffle prizes, giveaways and safety and injury prevention presentations. Proceeds will benefit Mothers Against Brain Injury Inc. Cost to register is $10 before Oct. 15 and $15 the day of the event. For information and to register, visit www.mabii.org/uploads/ Joshua_Sage_Wlak_N_Roll_N_Run_Flyer.pdf Arden Courts receives deficiency-free surveyLARGO The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration recently gave Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Largo a deficiency-free review following its 2011-licensure survey. One of the highest recognitions of quality service for a healthcare facility is to receive a Deficiency-Free State Survey from the AHCA. AHCA conducts unannounced annual on-site inspections of all Florida healthcare facilities including assisted living communities, to ensure compliance with state and federal rules and regulations. Each year AHCA conducts an unannounced inspection of every assisted living facility to ensure residents healthcare services are provided in a clean and safe environment that meets their physical, mental and psychological needs. The inspection examines specifics from dietary concerns; environmental and documentation review; observations of care; as well as interviews with staff, residents and families.Groves to speak at Arden CourtsLARGO Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Largo and St. Petersburg College will present special guest speaker Richard F. Groves, coauthor of The American Book of Living and Dying, at a free caregiver seminar and book signing on Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Arden Courts of Largo, 300 Highland Ave. NE, Groves is an internationally respected teacher of the sacred art of dying. A chaplain for 25 years, he speaks nine languages and has earned graduated degrees in theology, ethics, world religions and law. To reserve a seat, call 559-8411 or email email@example.com.Largo Relay for Life Kickoff Party setLARGO The American Cancer Society will host a Relay for Life Kickoff Party Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Royal Palms Theatre, 200 Lake Ave. NE. Attendees will learn about the Relay for Life Largo and may sign up a team. For information, call 643-2745.Stroke survivors support group meetsLARGO A support group for stroke survivors meets second Mondays, 3:30 p.m., at Healthsouth Rehab Hospital, 901 Clearwater Largo Road. For information, call Linda Russo at 588-1940.Seminole Relay for Life kickoff party setSEMINOLE Cancer survivors, community leaders, businesses and local schools will gather to kick off the 2012 Relay for Life of Seminole on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Seminole, one of the largest signature annual events in the city, will take place April 27-28, at Osceola High School, 9751 98th St. N. The event goal is to have 40 teams represented and raise $88,000 to help support the programs and services in our area for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. The organizers are actively seeking teams to be formed of approximately 10 to 15 members who will take part in the 18-hour overnight relay event. At the kickoff party, members of the community will learn about the mission of the American Cancer Society, how they can be a part of the Relay for Life of Seminole, how to start a relay team and raise funds before and at the event. To register a team, visit www.relayforlife.org/seminolefl. For event and team information, and to RSVP for the kickoff party, call Dorie Michalik at 455-6053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Back TalkDr. Gregory Hollstrom
Viewpoints 15A Leader, October 13, 2011 Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a rst-come, rst-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority continues to make strides in efforts to increase ridership and provide services. With a total operating budget of $54.9 million, the service has seen steady growth in recent years. The PSTA reported in November that ridership had climbed to 13.1 million, a new record. The previous mark was set in 2007-08 when 12.8 million rides were taken. PSTA officials have shown foresight in expansion plans, such as in Dunedin. The Jolley Trolley began in November 2010 with its new leg from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs, including stops in between in Dunedin and Palm Harbor. Ridership exceeded expectations from the start. The projection for April ridership was just under 2,000 riders. The actual number reached nearly 6,000. Meanwhile, PSTA has launched a trolley service from Pass-a-Grille to the pier on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. The intent is to make it easier for residents and visitors to travel between St. Petersburg and the Gulf beaches. Such as other governmental entities that face revenue shortfalls, the PSTA has had to make budgetary adjustments, such as raising fares and adjusting routes. Declining property tax revenue has made it difficult for the PSTA to keep buses operating. But over the years the process has been transparent; the agency has held public hearings on plans to increase fares and route plans. The PSTA will be a major player, too, in long-range transportation plans. The agency has worked closely with the Metropolitan Planning Organization and other governmental entities in plans to address traffic congestion, safety issues and evacuation plans. Whether its bus rapid transit, light rail or other modes of transportation, continued discussions and planning is needed to foster understanding and build support for a regional transportation system. With continued community support and good leadership, the PSTA will expand and attract more riders, whether they are tourists or residents. From standpoints of supporting economic growth and helping people of all walks of life get to their destinations, the agency can ill afford to sit still. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency ... the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property.... Thomas Jefferson, 1802. Offin Scrood, an average American citizen, parked his car in the Bank of America lot one day last week. As he exited his car he was approached by a uniformed BOA attendant, who announced, That will be $1.25, sir. Scrood said, For what? For the first half-hour of parking. But Im a longtime BOA customer. Ive come here to make a large cash deposit. Why should I have to pay a parking fee? To help pay for our new corporate jet, which will allow our executives to attend more banking conferences aimed at finding new ways to fleece the public. Grumbling, Scrood paid the parking fee and walked toward the banks front entrance. As he stepped inside, a young female clerk said, One dollar sidewalk fee, please. Scrood said, A sidewalk fee? The clerk said, Yes, sir. We have to charge people for wear and tear on our sidewalks, and for tracking in mud on the lobby floor. Stuff like that. Scrood said, This is unbelievable. As he moved toward the tellers counter a man and woman wearing BOA uniforms and disapproving frowns intercepted him. The man said, Stop right there and raise your arms while I frisk you for deadly weapons. Whats going on? This is a bank, not an airport. The guard said, Ever since our last round of customer fees, at least 10 percent of our walk-in clients have carried pistols or homemade bombs. Theyre mad as hell. We dont arrest these protesters. We just send them down to Charlotte, North Carolina. Why Charlotte? Scrood said. Thats BOA headquarters, where all the decisions are made. The top brass are building underground bunkers there to hide in until things cool down. After passing the screening check, Offin Scrood joined a long line of customers leading to a tellers cage. An attractive woman clerk sidled up to Scrood and said, Sir, for only $10 I can put you in the short and speedy express line. With his temper rising, Scrood agreed. He soon found himself facing a teller, a man named Herman, who said, Do you agree to pay our real-time $60 hourly service fee? Scrood said, What does that cover? It pays my salary. Thats a dollar a minute for my services. How can I help you this morning? I want to deposit $14,800 in cash into my savings account. Herman said, First Ill need to see a photo ID and two other proofs of identity. Scrood said, But Ive been a BOA customer for years. Im in the Rotary Club with three of your vice presidents. Theyre my friends. That doesnt count any more. Havent you heard? BOA doesnt have friends. Patrons are just numbers to us. Scrood produced the required ID, and then took several large wads of cash from a satchel. Heres the money I want to deposit. The teller looked at the money with distaste. Eew! Its not even sorted, and you have old bills mixed in with new ones. Well have to charge you for getting this money in order. Scrood was flabbergasted. Youre going to levy a fee for accepting a cash deposit? That doesnt make sense. Youre supposed to pay interest on deposits, not punish people for leaving their money with you. Herman said, And we do, sir. Were currently paying 0.0032 percent. That means during the next 12 months your $14,800 will earn you $47.36 in interest. Isnt that nice? Of course, well have to charge a $20 fee for each month in which your savings account drops below $10,000. A sense of panic began to descend on Offin Scrood. The longer he stayed in contact with Bank of America, the closer he felt to bankruptcy. As he took his deposit slip from Herman, he asked, Is there anything else I should know about the new, improved BOA? Any other fees you havent told me about? Herman said, Well, on your next bank statement you may notice a new charge for heating and air-conditioning our lobby and offices. We want our customers to be comfortable. On his way to the front door, Scrood ran into Peter Jerqing, a bank vice president and a Rotary brother. Scrood exclaimed, Pete, how much longer is BOA going to stick it to us? Jerquing said, Just as long as you keep doing business with us, pal. Bob Driver was a longtime columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an e-mail at email@example.com.Bank of America, land of the feeNo time for feel good projectsEditor: It is past time for the Largo city commissioners to stop their unnecessary spending policies and then passing the cost on to the taxpayers. Seventeen million dollars for the Highland Recreation Center is uncalled for at this time. They dont seem to recognize that we are in a recession and it is past time to stop their tax and spend policies. They show no respect for those on fixed incomes and the unemployed. With cost of daily living rising, from gas, food, medical, insurance, etc. this is no time for feel good projects. The only commissioners showing any common sense are Mary Black and Curtis Holmes. The others need to be replaced when the time comes. William Bolin Largo A valuable opportunity to volunteerEditor: Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program joins Gov. Rick Scott in celebrating Residents Rights Month this October. Residents Rights Month emphasizes the fundamental rights of long-term care facility residents to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have a say in decisions affecting their care. In nursing homes, these special rights range from the right to choose a physician and pharmacy to the right to a 30-day written notice prior to discharge. Residents in assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes have rights that range from unrestricted private communication to reasonable opportunity to exercise and go outdoors at regular intervals. Residents Rights Month is a valuable opportunity not only to educate our communities on the specific set of rights given to residents when they enter long-term care facilities, but also to inform Floridians of the services available through the Ombudsman Program and our team of volunteers. If a long-term care resident ever feels his or her rights are being violated, a volunteer ombudsman can investigate on the residents behalf and seek a resolution. Anyone may contact the Ombudsman Program to submit a complaint or concern on behalf of a long-term care resident. All program services are free and confidential. In Florida, there are over 160,000 residents living in long-term care settings. As we celebrate Residents Rights Month, I encourage you to visit someone you know in a long-term care facility, volunteer in a facility, participate in Residents Rights Month events, or inquire about becoming a volunteer ombudsman. Your assistance and attention helps to ensure that the voices of long-term care facility residents do not go unheard and demonstrates to residents that they have not been forgotten. Let us take the time to give something back to a generation that has given so much. Individuals interested in volunteering, learning more about the Ombudsman Program, or learning about scheduled Residents Rights Month activities throughout Florida may call toll-free 1-888-831-0404 or visit http://ombudsman.myflorida.com online. Jim Crochet State ombudsman Department of Elder affairs TallahasseeStop bickering over rescue servicesEditor: All the blabbermouth back and forth about rescue and Sunstar shouts to one issue: computerizing medical records! If the first responder recorded all the vital information gathered about the victim to a computer, it would be unnecessary for the second responder, and/or the hospital, to repeat the process. All that life saving data would all be available electronically at the touch of a button, critical time would be saved, the victim would be better served, taxpayers would realize a savings, and the providers would be more available. This really is a major duhhhh moment! Lost in the unreality of political machinations, of which we have all had enough! This is but one example that explains why U.S. health care ranks lower than almost every other industrialized nation, and even some third world nations. Stop the over-the-top bickering, modernize, save taxpayer dollars and victims time. Mike MacDonald ClearwaterAn absolutely true news item: Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfathers Pizza, has won the Republican presidential straw poll in Florida.My fellow Americans, Welcome to the Herman Cain bandwagon! All you devoted Tea Party folks know who I am, and know where I stand. Same goes for all the fans of my syndicated column and my commentaries on the Fox Business Network, as well as all the good God-fearing people at the Baptist church where Im an associate minister. But the rest of America is probably wondering: Who the heck is this Herman Cain, and how does running a pizza company qualify him to be president of the United States? What makes him so much smarter than Papa John, or that super-rich dude who owns Dominos? First thing you should know: Herman Cain isnt just about pizza. I also worked for Coca-Cola and Pillsbury, and supervised a whole bunch of Burger Kings. Ive served on the board of Nabisco, Whirlpool and even Readers Digest. Not that Im trying to downplay all those great years at Godfathers. Make no mistake: Pizza has been very good to Herman Cain. I cant think of a better background to prepare a candidate for the formidable and complex challenges of the modern presidency. Imagine the Mideast, for example, as a large mozzarella pie with an extra-crispy crust. Each slice is loaded with different exotic ingredients, and occasionally one slice clashes with the others to which it is geographically linked. Lets say the pizza slice we call Israel is diced mushrooms and bell peppers. Perhaps Syria is bacon with pineapple chunks. Will there be harsh words and strife? Its inevitable. Now, throw in Jordan (ham with Kalamata olives) and Egypt (pulled chicken on spinach leaves) and of course Saudi Arabia (artichoke hearts, tomatoes and ground lamb). What you have, my fellow Americans, is a recipe for trouble. Which is why we need a president who has first-hand experience in the delicate balancing and mixing of lifes condiments. Let me say this loud and clear: Herman Cain is a man who can make pineapple chunks work with anything! Now lets talk about our struggling economy. Again you might be wondering how an executive career in food services translates to instant expertise on the global debt crisis, domestic tax policies or Social Security reform. Dont forget that I was once chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. I also singlehandedly rescued Godfathers Pizza from bankruptcy, although I had to shut down more than 120 restaurants and fire a whole bunch of folks. I dont deny saying that Ill turn America around the same way I turned Godfathers around, but naturally the left-wing media has twisted this into something snarky. Of course you cant run the biggest economy in the world exactly the same way you run a pizza company. The secret to Godfathers resurgence was basic: More topping. The secret to saving America is equally simple: Less topping. Imagine the federal budget in slices, and what do you see? Cheese, my fellow Americans, a veritable mudslide of cheese. Then, on top of all that goo, youve got a virtual mountain of pepperonis, jalapenos, prosciutto, capers, eggplants, onions, salami and anchovies. And where is President Obama? Hes in the kitchen cooking up more marinara sauce, probably with garlic and rosemary! As you know, the biggest, sloppiest pieces of our budgetary pizza are Social Security, Medicare and the Pentagon. Herman Cain is the only candidate who isnt afraid to reach into that hot oven and scrape off all the wasteful toppings, until theres nothing left but the dough. To those who think Im a long shot, let me remind you that the same was said about a certain B-list Hollywood actor who became one of our best presidents (and who also liked a slice of deep-dish from time to time). Its true that Ive never held public office. Its also true that Ive fumbled my facts a bit when it came to sensitive topics like Palestine or, more recently, the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. Thats OK. Herman Cain can take a fair hit. But Ive detected even among fellow party members a humoring attitude toward my candidacy. I cant help but wonder if theyd be treating me the same way if my background wasnt pizza but, say, calzones. In any case, thanks to those 986 Republicans who voted for me in Floridas straw poll, Herman Cain is now a crusty force to be reckoned with. Bring on the heat.Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. 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Provided by licensed pharmacist. Guaranteed Savings! Call for details 727-421-2099 100611 10611FREE In-Home Evaluations 727-559-7433703 Patterson St., Clearwater, FL 33756 By JULIANA A. TORRESPINELLAS PARK In August, Bill Plomatos finally got the chance he waited six years for: a chance to umpire in a Little League World Series. Its an indescribable experience youll never forget. Its what baseball is all about, he said. I had a great time. Plomatos has been umpiring for 16 years for Pinellas Park National teams, which play at Helen Howarth Community Park. His participation in the league started back in 1996, coaching his oldest daughters softball team. At that time, he umpired only when there werent enough umpires to go around. But after his daughter, now 27, grew out of the program, he decided he liked umpiring better. In order to umpire in the World Series, Plomatos had to work his way up the levels of postseason play, doing well enough to earn recommendations that would qualify him for each next level. He started at the district level, umpiring the St. Petersburg District 5 All-star games, umpired in one of Floridas eight sectional tournaments and then went onto the state level. In 2005, he umpired in his first Southwestern Region tournament, which earned him a nomination to umpire in the World Series. Then its a waiting game, Plomatos said, adding that most umpires wait at least five years after qualifying. Umpiring in the World Series comes only after a lengthy and stringent selection process, according to a national Little League press release in April that announced the 2011 World Series umpiring crews. Selection as an umpire at any of Little Leagues eight World Series means that person has reached the highest level of proficiency and, by virtue of their selection, is considered among the best in the world, the press release stated. The league emphasized that its umpires werent reimbursed for their travel or time. All Little League umpires are volunteers. The time commitment, especially during tournament season, can be substantial. Along with the World Series, Plomatos also participated in the Florida State Tournament, held in Coral Springs from July 29 to Aug. 1 this year. He was part of a four-man crew from District 5 that participated in the major division tournament for ages 11 to 12, and included fellow umpires Vinny Piscatella, Charlie Cheshire and Jim Lenas. Part of the attraction to becoming an umpire is camaraderie with the other umpires as you work out the rules and mechanics of the game, said Lenas, who umpires major division games for both Pinellas Park and Seminole. You got to love being an umpire, Lenas said, whos been umpiring for 15 years. I find it fun. And most of all, its about giving back to the young players who show up on the field ready to play, he said. Its all for the kids, he said. If we didnt go out there, the kids wouldnt have umpires. The 2011 season was a milestone for Lenas as well. After umpiring at the state tournament, he traveled to Warner Robins, Ga., to participate in his first Southeastern Region Tournament. During the major division semifinals on Aug. 10, he umpired from home plate. He took second base during the championship game two days later. Its real big for us as umpires, Lenas said, recounting his experience at the regional level. Plomatos agreed. Thats what we vie for. Its all volunteer (work), so this is basically all reward. Like Jim said, you gotta like it. We do put up with a lot of stuff, a lot of hours, he said. The umpires are in charge of the mechanics and management of the game in the field and over home plate. During the regular season, sometimes that responsibility falls to one umpire. We dont really have the amount we should have to handle the games we have, said Plomatos, who is in charge of scheduling umpires for District 5s games. During the regular season, were lucky to have two (umpires per game). Most of the time, we only have one. During tournament time, we do our best to do four-man crews. State, regional and World Series Little League games all maintain a four-man umpire crew. The league hosts classes for the umpires, at the local level as well as classes to prepare umpires for the higher levels of play. The local classes also are open for coaches to attend. Often, a better explanation of the rules of the game can help minimize coach-umpire conflicts, Lenas said. While the umpire doesnt tend to deal with anything outside of the fence of a baseball field, theyre often aware of the mass feedback. Weve always had good crowds, Lenas said of the local Little League attendees. Fifty percent of the time, they like me. Fifty percent of the time, they dont. In all, three umpires from the St. Petersburg District 5 were selected to umpire at a higher level of Little League play. Joe Carson, who umpires for BayPoint Little League teams, umpired at the Southwestern Region Softball Tournament in the senior division both this year and last year. Plomatos, disappointed with the hospitality he received at the World Series hosted in Sussex County, Del., commented that the Southwestern Region which includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia produces high-quality umpires. Not to knock the other regions and all, but we do it right, he said. Some of the best umpires come out of Southeastern Region.Both Carson and Lenas have earned recommendations for a Little League World Series. Next year, Lenas said hell submit an application to umpire in the major division World Series. And the year after that. And the year after, until he makes it. Being chosen to umpire at a World Series game is a tremendous honor, said Karen Renaud, on the executive board for the Pinellas Park National teams. The Pinellas Park league was proud to have one of their own at that level, she said. These umpires do this completely as a volunteer, unlike most umpires that are paid for their time, she added. Little League umpires do it for the love of the game, the love of the sport.For the love of the gameLittle League umpires volunteer, travel across the country to help kids play by the rules Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESLittle League umpires Bill Plomatos, left, and Jim Lenas stand outside a ball field at Helen Howarth Community Park, where they umpire during the regular season. This year, Plomatos was selected to umpire in the Senior League Softball World Series in Delaware while Lenas umpired in the Little League Southeastern Regional Baseball Tournament in Georgia.
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October Rates$10 Walk $15 Ride Every Day 101311Exp. 10-31-11 10611FREE In-Home Evaluations 727-559-7433703 Patterson St., Clearwater, FL 33756 St. Jerome presents golf tourneyLARGO The Mens Club of St. Jerome Church is presenting its third annual Father Sean OSullivan Legacy Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 21, at Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road. The $95 per play registration fee includes lunch, raffles, putting contest, greens and cart fees, a goodie bag and awards buffet dinner after golf. A foursome will play for $360 and a foursome hole sponsorship is $500 hole sponsorships are still available. Registration is noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Lifeline Ministries, which is an outreach program in the St. Jeromes parish that provides food and clothing for needy families of all faiths in the area. Call Fred Annand at 687-6541.Run, walk benefits Arthritis FoundationST. PETERSBURG The Creaky Bones 5K run and kids monster dashes will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at the pier. The 5K run is at 7 p.m. Dashes start at 6:15 p.m. Registration for the 5K run, one-mile walk and kids dashes starts at 5 p.m. Register online at www.active .com. Information and forms are available at www.RunnerGirl.com. The 5K runners are treated to microfiber training shirt with the Creaky Bones mascot sporting New Balance shoes. Other prizes will be given. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, supporting research for a cure, local services including exercise programs and summer camps for kids with arthritis. Call 708-3901.Alliance to host Discover the IslandThe Egmont Key Alliance will present Discover the Island 2011 on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Egmont Key State Park. The departure point for attendees will be Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde. The event will feature Civil War re-enactors, self-guided walks with interpretive sites, childrens games, a silent auction and a 153-year-old lighthouse. Hot dogs, water and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Shuttle boats will leave from Fort De Soto Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the last boat returning to Fort De Soto at 4 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11 and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online or at the departure point. The event raises funds for the Egmont Key Alliance, a citizen support organization dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the island. Call 524-6595 or visit www.eg montkey.info.McGough to host naturalist seriesLARGO The Florida Naturalist Series will be presented Wednesdays, Oct. 12 and 26; and Nov. 9, at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. This series will take participants into Floridas wilderness and introduce them to native Florida plants and animals. Student naturalists will receive a certificate of completion and naturalist guide materials to help in their efforts to respect, preserve and enjoy Floridas natural ecosystems. Cost is $30 a student, which includes materials, meals and supplies. Reservations are required. For reservations, call 5183047.Philippe to host nature walkSAFETY HARBOR A guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway. The hike is limited to 12 participants. Attendees will learn park history while exploring nature. Participants should meet at the Philippe gravesite at 9 a.m. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen a hat and insect repellant are recommended. Reservations will be accepted through the Friday prior to the hike. An adult must accompany children. To register, call 669-1947 or email email@example.com.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursdays, Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This free program is designed to introduce preschool children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, call 582-2100 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. For information, call 453-6500.Weedon to host guided hikesST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonis landpreserve.org.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 582-2100 or visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org.Brooker to host historical hikeTARPON SPRINGS A historical hike will be offered Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike while learning about the unique history of the preserve. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome, although children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Brooker to host guided hikesTARPON SPRINGS A guided hike will be offered Saturdays, Oct. 22, 29; Nov. 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike. Participants will have an opportunity to look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome, although children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Brooker to host photography programTARPON SPRINGS A free photography program will be presented Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Participants are invited to bring cameras and join local photographers Karl and Kathleen Nichter as they explain photography basics. Attendees will then join them for a walk along the preserves boardwalks to practice taking nature photographs. This two-hourDucking out of the wind and rain wasnt an option last weekend; unfortunately its the time of year when we are really at the mercy of Mother Nature. And the worst part about it, as anglers we know just how good the fishing can be in October. With a better forecast now in the outlook for this weekend and good tides brought on by the full moon, lets hope we can get back on track. We should definitely be into the kingfish right now. The past couple of years its been the first week in October that weve seen a big push of kings settle into our area. But at the current time we really havent seen that happen yet. However, there has been a few fish caught along the beach and those running a flat line while grouper fishing in 80 to 100 foot have been catching a few. With water surface temperatures running around 75 degrees, we should see the action really start picking up over the weekend. Slow trolling live blue runners on a stinger rig in 20to 50-feet of water, should be effective. Target artificial reefs as well as natural hard bottom; look for schools of bait along with the Spanish mackerel and Bonita that are feeding on them to indicate productive conditions. Inshore the Spanish mackerel fishing has been excellent on these big tide phases. Target deep grass flats just inside the passes as well as the many spoil islands all along the Intracoastal Waterway. Find clean moving water and youre in the right spot; chumming with live pilchards has been the ticket. Cast netting live bait remains easy; you can find it on the beach all along the swash channel when conditions are right and if theyre not, mix a can of jack mackerel with some corn meal and chum for it on the flats in the same areas you would mackerel fish. Until next week get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Better conditions expected for this weekendprogram for beginners is for adults and children 12 or older. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Brooker to host extended hikeTARPON SPRINGS A guided hike will be offered Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Cooler temperatures and shorter winter days bring about many changes and a good time for a brisk walk along one of the preserves longer trails. Hikers may walk 2.8 to 4 miles, depending on trail conditions. The hike is best suited for ages 12 and older. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursdays, Nov. 3 and 10, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 582-2100 or visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org.Brooker to host bird hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Birds of Brooker hike will be offered Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will hike to observe and collect data on the fall migratory songbirds flocking to the preserve. Closed-toe shoes, water and a hat are recommended. Attendees also may bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. The free hike is best suited for adults. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Corey Fresh Market to openST. PETE BEACH The new Corey Fresh Market will celebrate its opening day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Corey Avenue between Blind Pass Road and Boca Ciega Drive. The market will feature all new vendors, new management and a new look. Designed to emulate an open air farmers market, vendors will have their wares set up for sale while Corey merchants will be open during market hours for shopping and dining. Opening day will include live music by Joel and Dakota, a father/son duo from Tarpon Springs. The musicians will entertain with guitar, congo, harmonica, djembae, ukulele and a mix of s and s rock n roll, country, blues and alternatives. The market will run Sundays, October through May. For vendor information, call Bob Fernandez at 461-7674. Garden Center and Boutique opensSEMINOLE Seminole Nurseries, founded in 1929 by Jesse Johnson, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Garden Center and Boutique at 11403 Seminole Blvd. The owners, Alan Mohney Sr. and Alan Jr., welcomed guests to the new space, which is stocked full of everything needed for the home gardener. The walls of the center are covered with photos that show the city of Seminole from the early s through the present.Violet society to meetSEFFNER The Tampa African Violet Society will meet Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m., in the meeting room of the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road The program will focus on downsizing. Attendees will learn about the importance of potting down and ruthless grooming." The presenter will be award-winning grower Nancy Kast. There will be a plant raffle and growing tips will be offered. Visitors are welcome. Admission and parking are free. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein
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Ft.Custom Estate Home Gated Community Pool with Lake view $849,500 NEW LISTING 101311 A.A. Clearwater Speakers meet Mondays, 7 p.m., at Friendship United Methodist Church, 2039 E. Druid Road, Clearwater. Call Dennis Helgeson at 278-2957. Actors Networking Group meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at 1653 Monterey Drive, Clearwater. Reservations required. Call 581-1677. All Childrens Hospital Guild, Beach Branch, meets second Monday in September and first Mondays from October through May, 10:30 a.m., at Shells Restaurant, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Call Claudia Roberts at 360-4408. Alpha XI Delta Pinellas County Alumnae meets third Saturdays at varying times and locations. Call 391-0878. AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Classes, for drivers over 50, are taught by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Graduates may be eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years. Cost is $10. Call 888-227-7669. Seminole Chapter 2569 meets fourth Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m., at Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane. Noon meeting, guest speakers and entertainment. Call 393-0561. American Legion Post 7 plays bingo on Thursdays at noon Cef Alteri serves dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m., at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Music for dancing is offered Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. Call 4479204. American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach, hosts a fish and fry on Fridays. Call 391-3670. American Legion Post 119 hosts dances featuring music from the s second and fourth Wednesdays, at the Post, 130 First Ave. S.W., Largo. Call 5851225. American Legion Post 104 serves dinner Fridays, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the post, 7550 60th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 5445137. Artists in Action Poetry Reading Series takes place first Sundays, 1 p.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola, Clearwater. Email stazja@yahoo .com. Ballroom Dances and Instruction, meets Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th Ave.; and Thursdays, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., at City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Ave. Cost is $5 a session. Call John Tebo at 410-0251. Bay Area Electric Boaters, meets to run radio-controlled model boats on second and fourth Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lake Seminole Park, 10015 Park Blvd., Seminole. The club also meets every third Thursday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., Largo. Call 518-3132. Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Clearwater chapter, meets fourth Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. Email vicepresident@bam central.org. Bay Area Macintosh User Group, meets second Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Email presi firstname.lastname@example.org. Bay Bouquet Garden Club, meets the third Wednesday September to May, 9:30 a.m., at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call 736-5593. Begin With Me AFG, meets Sundays, 7:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 8 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Palms, 2250 Nebraska Ave., 2nd Floor, Room 10, Palm Harbor. Call 548-6811. Beta Beta Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, meets first Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at various locations. Call 4606176 or email email@example.com. British Floridian Club, meets the first Saturday of the month at VFW Post 10174, 10997 72nd Ave., Seminole. All people of British heritage are invited. Call Vera at 394-2767 or Dorinda at 578-5471 for details. Bay Area Button Society, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Safety Harbor library meeting room, 101 Second St. N. The society meets the fourth Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Pinellas Park Library meeting room, 7750 52nd St. Call 5817068. Central Pinellas Republican Club, meets second Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at Super Buffet, Seminole Mall (Park Boulevard and 113th Street). Luncheon meeting features speakers and timely political topics. Call Karen Donovan at 687-1318. CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Decit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, meets first Tuesdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m., at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Building 20, in the medical auditorium. Visit www.chaddonline.org/ chapters/chadd601.html. Childrens Art Classes, for children ages 6 to 12, meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Christ the King PCA Womens Bible Study, meets Thursdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Historic Chapel, 5400 Seminole Blvd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Clearwater GFWC Community Womans Club, meets third Tuesdays, September to May, 10 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola St. Call 394-2229. Church and Community Outreach, meets third Thursdays, 4 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Church of the Isles Golf Group, meets Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m., at the Pinecrest Golf Course, 1200 Eighth Ave. SW. Call 595-1038. Clearwater Civitan Club, meets first and third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Call 5840461. Clearwater Womens Aglow Community Lighthouse, meets second Saturdays at the Holiday Inn, 20967 U.S. 19 N. The breakfast buffet is $6. Call 9380808. Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America Support Group, meets first Tuesdays at Morton Plant Education Center, 1234 Druid Ave., across the street from the hospital entrance. Call 723-2207. Daughters of the American Revolution, Caladesi Chapter, meets third Mondays, September to May, 12:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, Friendship Hall, 421 Main St., Dunedin. Call 531-2100. Daughters of Italy Lodge #2825, meets last Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., at the Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. Open to Italian and non-Italian women 18 years and older. Call Vincenza DiLiberti at 447-6890, 455-1521 or visit www.daugh tersofitaly.com. Democratic Womens Club of Upper Pinellas, meets fourth Mondays, 11:30 a.m., at Golden Corral Buffet in Largo, 10050 Ulmerton Road. Call Mary Freeman at 581-4630 for more information. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11, hosts a pancake breakfast first Saturdays, 8 to 11 a.m., at 219 South Betty Lane, Clearwater, for $3 ($1.50 children 8 and under). Call 6310185. Dunedin Masonic Lodge No. 192, meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at 1297 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Call 733-2597 or visit www.dunedin192.org. Dunedin Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin, meets second Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for lunch, a speaker and cards. For location, call Sylvia at 736-3253. The Dunedin-Palm Harbor VFW Post 2550 hosts a fish/ shrimp fry every Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 360 Douglas Ave. The post sponsors bingo Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Bingo starts at noon. Lunch is available. Call 733-6107. Emotions Anonymous, meets Saturdays, 7 p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road, Seminole. All are welcome and no one is turned away. The group is designed for those who are searching for support regarding emotional wellness and wellbeing. Call 238-3371. Exchange Club of St. Petersburg, meets Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Central Avenue and Beach Drive. Call Judy Stump at 771-6961 or visit www.stpete exchange.com. Fibromyalgia Support Group, meets third Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Imperial Palms Apartments, East Clubhouse, 1300 Imperial Palm Drive, Largo. A light lunch is served. To R.S.V.P., call 437-1639. Fleet Reserve Association Unit 102, meets third Sundays, 1 p.m., at 2612 12th St. N., St. Petersburg. The group works to preserve and enhance benefits and quality-of-life programs for members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Call 323-7548. Florida Association of Bariatric Clinicians, meets last Mondays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The location is announced each month. Call 244-2880. Florida Botanical Gardens, offers weekend programs for adults and children, age 5 and older, Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m., under the Palm pavilion, 12175 125th St. N., Largo. Call 5822100. Florida West Coast Woodturners, meets first Thursdays, 7 p.m., in the meeting hall across from St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 1520 Rosery Road E., Largo. Visit www.FWC WT.org. Florida Writers Association, meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., at the West Community Branch Library, 6700 Eighth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 321-6783. Forgotten Korean Vets, meets second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call 397-8801. G.K. Chesterton Society of St. Petersburg, meets monthly to discuss the life and works of author Chesterton. Anyone with an interest in Chesterton is welcome to attend. For information, call 474-5736 or e-mail tropical email@example.com. Genealogy Assistance is available on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., at Dunedin Library, Room 4, 223 Douglas Ave. Call Mary at 733-5383. Genealogy and Family History lecture series, is offered second Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m., at West St. Petersburg Community Library, St. Petersburg College, 6700 Eighth Ave. N. Presented by Susan Hickok and Charlie Grandmaison. Call Hickok at 341-7174 or Grandmaison at 343-2776. German-American Society, meets for a German dance on Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., at 8098 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. Doors open at 7. Call 596-7581. GFWC Seminole Junior Womans Club meets fourth Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. Call 398-0558. Pinellas Seminole Womans Club meets fourth Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., in Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane. No meetings from June through August. Call Maggie at 329-8003. Clearwater Community Womans Club meets third Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Call 394-2229. Gluten Intolerance Support Group, meets first Saturdays, 10 a.m., at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE, Largo. A light lunch is served. To RSVP, call 437-1639. Gold Wing Road Riders Association Motorcycle Chapter FL-1-M Kick Tire, meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., at different locations. Call 784-6127 or visit www.suncoastwings.com. Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at The Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. No previous training necessary. Call Don at 786-1739. Gulfport Casino Swing Night, offers dance lessons on Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., followed by dancing, 8 to 11 p.m., at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. $7 admission includes lesson, dance, prize giveaways and mixers. Smoke-free and open to all ages. Call 893-1070 or visit www.swin gtime.info. Hearing Loss Association of America, Clearwater chapter, meets first Tuesdays, 3 p.m., at Morton Plant Hospital Complex, second floor, Room A, CheekPowell Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Live caption and light refreshments are provided. Admission is free. Heart of Pinellas Decorative Painters, meets second Saturdays, 10 a.m. For information go to www.hpdafl.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The club is open to all who have an interest in painting with acrylics, watercolor, oil, and other mediums. It is the local affiliate of the international organization, Society of Decorative Painters. Heritage Rughookers, meets Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1676 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call 535-3218. International Association of Administrative Professionals, St. Petersburg Chapter, meets second Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at Panera Bread, 1908 Fourth St. N. Call 530-9768. Island Community Theatre, meets second Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at Gators Caf and Saloon, 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island. The group performs throughout the beach area and welcomes new members and volunteers for all areas of theater production. Call 3451474. Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, hosts a pasta dinner on Tuesdays, 5 to 8:30 p.m., at 200 McMullen Booth Road. Cost is $8 members, $10 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call 791-8698. Just Over Youth, for seniors over 50, meets Thursdays, 10 a.m., at the Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Program varies each week from Bible study, pitch-in-dinner, community out-visit and spiritual enrichment. Call Sandra Turner at 526-3674. Kindermusik with Laura and Friends, meets Wednesdays See EVENTS, page 19A
BriefsCommunty 19A Leader, October 13, 2011 Church And Temple DirectoryL908118771 Park Blvd. SeminoleCorner of Park Blvd. & Starkey Rd. next to Save-a-LotHeirs of Promise ChurchPastor Jim & April Licensed & Ordained Through Rhema Bible A Non Denominational / Spirit Filled Church397-0806 www.heirsofpromise.com Bible Foundations Class Nursery Contemporary Worship PrayerSunday Service................................................10:30 AM Childrens Church...........................................10:30 AM Thursday Midweek Service...............................7:00 PM80510 St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00am Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am Saturday 8:00 am CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am 10:50 am Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am(Family Mass)11:00 am(Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm(Contemporary Choir)80510 Tell the Public About Your ServicesCall397-5563 PATHWAYSCOMMUNITY CHURCHFRIDAY 7:15pm SATURDAY 7pm SUNDAY 9am & 10:30am MONDAY Celebrate Recovery 7pmWWW.PATHWAYSCC.COM801SEMINOLEBLVD.LARGO, FL33770727-397-4707090811 Ministries and Services for Children, Youth, Young Adults, Seniors, Deaf and Hurts of All Kinds 101311 101311 101311 101311 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County101311 Adorable starter home near Largo Central Park. Large corner lot with no rear neighbors, large bedrooms and vaulted ceilings.Tom CatoKeller Williams Gulfside Realty Largo 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1Car Garage $75,000 SOLD Nice 2BR/1BA, 1 car garage. Nice lake front. A lot of fruit trees. Sold As IsAlex FungCentury 21 Top Sales Pinellas Park 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath $63,000 SOLD Wonderful, Well maintained home in pretty Whispering Pines. Spacious with over 2,500 sq. ft. Vaulted ceilings, formal living and dining rooms. Incredible 120x160 fenced double lot with gorgeous landscaping. Resort size pool.Sandy Hartmann & AssociatesRealty Executives Adamo Seminole 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2CG $225,000 SOLD Danielle Dromm of Largo and Daniel Sapp of Palm Harbor will be married in the fall of 2013 in Seminole.Dromm-Sapp William and Renee Goodier of Largo celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Sept. 16 with a family dinner party at the Wine Cellar Restaurant. The Goodiers were married on Sept. 16, 1936, in Montreal, Canada. The couple retired to North Redington Beach from New York City in 1982 after 41 years of service with the Salvation Army. Following various positions throughout the southern United States, the Goodiers were appointed territorial leaders in 1975 for the Salvation Army in southern Australia. Then, in 1977, they were appointed territorial leaders for the northeastern area of the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In retirement, Commissioner Goodier organized and directed a Salvation Army brass band made up of retired Salvation Army personnel in the Tampa Bay area, beginning an annual series of programs and concerts for church and civic events. Renee assumed a leadership role with the Salvation Army womens group in St. Petersburg. Today, after moving to Largo in 2010, the Goodiers remain active with the Salvation Army in Clearwater. The Goodiers have three children, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. William and Renee Goodier75th annivesaryHalloween card party plannedLARGO The Largo Womans Club will sponsor a Halloween card party and luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Royal Palms Senior Residence, 200 Lake Ave. NE. The card party will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there will be door prizes, costume prizes as well as card playing, of course. Donations for this event will be $12. Call Audrey at 585-5648.Soggy Doggie Splash Party setLARGO The Aquatics Division of the City of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department will host the annual Soggy Doggie Splash Party on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Presented by Pet Supermarket and Ideal Design Events, the event will offer dogs of all sizes an opportunity to play in the pools before they close for the season. Event time for dogs 18 inches or shorter is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event time for dogs taller than 18 inches is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Pinellas County Health Department has approved this event, however owners will not be permitted to enter the water with their dogs. Proof of vaccination will be required before entering the facility. Cost is $5 a dog, and owners are free to attend. This years event is Halloween-themed, so be sure to dress for the occasion and have some fun. There will be plenty of games and activities, such as an owner/dog relay race (small dogs), all-in sprint swim (big dogs), costume contest and command contest. Concessions and a free Halloween photo opportunity will be available for all guests and their dogs. Call 518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com.Sale planned for Community CenterLARGO The Largo Senior Advisory Board will have a something new, something old sale at the Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eight-foot tables may be purchased for $10 each. Applications are available at the Community Center. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 21. Vendors may set up at 7 a.m. Crafters are also welcome. Call 518-3131 for more information.Craft fair, bake sale plannedLARGO A holiday craft fair and bake sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sugar Creek Manufactured Home Community, 10265 Ulmerton Road. Call 584-4204.Scouts sell popcornBoy Scouts throughout Pinellas County are selling several varieties of popcorn to raise money for camping trips. The Scouts will be in front of retail stores throughout October. Cash donations are accepted, too.Auction to benefit Tampa Bay Cat AllianceCLEARWATER A charity Chinese auction will be presented Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 to 8 p.m., at American Legion Hall Post 7, 1760 Turner St. The auction will feature baskets and trays of merchandise, including gift certificates to restaurants and stores; tickets to Busch Gardens and Walt Disney World theme parks; and a Bissell Carpet Cleaning Machine. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase from $1. Admission is free. Proceeds will help Tampa Bay Cat Alliance Inc. secure a building to serve as a cat shelter and thrift store. For information, call 859-2208.Photographer to raise funds for SPCALARGO Laura Allen of Laura Allen Studios will donate her time and talent to benefit the SPCA Tampa Bay. Allen, a professional photographer, will be taking pet and family photos Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 and 29-30, at the SPCA of Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. She will donate 100 percent of the sitting fees to help feed and shelter the animals. The session fee starts at $15 for up to two pets and five people. Larger pet families are welcome, Traditional, casual and holiday props are available. Registration is required. Call 584-5040 or visit www.LauraAllenStu dios.com, SPOT to offer specialPINELLAS PARK A cat and dog neuter special for the first 100 people on food stamps and Medicaid will be offered to those who apply in person Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to noon, at the SPOT Spay & Neuter Clinic, 4403 62nd Ave. Cost will be $15 for male cats and $30 for male dogs. The price includes a free rabies vaccine. Applicants must bring photo identification, along with current food stamp card or Medicaid Card. Payment cash only is due with application. An appointment will be set for the following month. For information, call Pamela Borres at 329-8657 or visit www.SPOT usa.org. EVENTS, from page 18Aand Fridays, 10 a.m., at Broderick Recreation Center, 6101 66th Ave. N., St. Petersburg; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45 p.m., at Crosspoint Church, 11225 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Call Laura at 488-9918 or email KMLaura_Friends@hotmail.com. Kinship Groups, hosted by Kinship Care Family Resources, meets third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Family Resources Shelter, 1615 Union St., Clearwater; second and fourth Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Family Resources Shelter, 3821 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg; and fourth Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. The group supports grandparents raising grandchildren. Free. Call 550-4250. Kiwanis Clubs: Countryside Clearwater meets Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., at Eves Family Restaurant, 3150 State Road 584, Oldsmar. Dunedin meets Thursday, 7:30 a.m., at Meeting Room 1, at Mease-Morton Plant Hospital in Dunedin. Greater Clearwater meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave. Gulf Beaches meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., in the training room upstairs at the Madeira Beach Publix, at 662 150th Ave. Holiday meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at Four Seasons Restaurant, 3350 Grand Blvd., Holiday. Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets Fridays, 7:30 a.m., at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. Call 744-1400. Midtown meets Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Palm Harbor area meets Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. at Tiffanys Restaurant, 35000 U.S. 19 N. Pinellas Park meets Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd. Safety Harbor meets Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., at Paradise Restaurant, 443 Main St. Seminole meets Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at Freedom Square Town Hall. Call 394-2582. Knights of Columbus-7621, meets first and third Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at Saint Ignatius Church, Tarpon Springs. Call 504-9389. Korean War Veterans Associations: Sunshine State Chapter meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., at American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd. Call Peter Palmer at 584-7143 or Tony Lemons at 736-1993. Largo Founding Group, meets Mondays at 8:30 a.m., at Acropol Family Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road, Call Nancy Giles at 7769888.Largo Historical Society, meets second Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at the Historic Largo Feed Store, Largo, Central Park Drive. The club has a potluck dinner and speakers discuss historical topics. Anybody interested in the history of Largo and the surrounding area is invited. Guests are asked to bring a main dish, vegetable and dessert to share, plus their own place setting. Call Marilyn at 5810111. Largo Womans Club, meets the first Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., at Royal Palms, Palms of Largo. Call Gloria Helms at 313-8149. Lions Clubs: Clearwater noon meets the first and third Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m. Call 386-5161. Clearwater evening meets the first and third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave. Call 2163759. Largo meets on the first and third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at Thirsty Marlin, 351 W. Bay Drive. Call 586-4344. Largo Republican Club, meets third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfanos Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road, Belleair. Registration starts at 5:30. The evening includes dinner and an informative meeting with various speakers of interest to the community. Cost is $18 for dinner, tax and tip. To R.S.V.P., call 687-1318. Largo-Seminole Community Chorus, meets Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., at Imperial Palms East Clubhouse, Largo. No audition is necessary; the group sings upbeat Broadway tunes, standards, inspirational and seasonal music. Call Melanie McWilliams at 393-4843. Madeira Beach Seniors Club, meets first Mondays, 1 p.m., at the Madeira Beach City Hall Auditorium. Meetings feature a guest entertainer or speaker and refreshments are served. The club also provides opportunities for seniors to travel as a group to various events and places at reduced rates. Seniors aged 50 and over are invited. Announcements are submitted by the public; information is subject to change. To place an item in the ongoing calendar or networking leads, send it at least two weeks in advance to CalendarLeads, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772, or email editorial@TBNweekly.com. Please include date, time, place and phone number and dont forget to send a notification when the information changes, or the group stops meeting.
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B October 13, 2011Visit www.TBNweekly.com Clearwater Leading Ladies, by Ken Ludwig, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, through Oct. 30, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. Set in the 1950s, two English actors, Jack and Leo, find their careers in a rut. They are currently performing Scenes from Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania when they hear that an old lady in York, Penn., is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews. Jack and Leo resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Small Craft Warning, by Tennessee Williams, presented by West Coast Players, Oct. 14-30, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. The play is an intimate look at a group of interesting and diverse working class of people who came together in a seedy bar in Southern California to wait out a storm. The motley crew of lost souls comes together as a family but on the night in question, that sense of family is tested and torn apart. Dolly Parton, Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $65 to $175. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The most honored female country performer of all time, Parton has won multiple Grammy Awards, CMA Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and American Music Awards. She has received CMAs Entertainer of the Year Award, the National Medal of Arts and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She has had 25 No. 1 hits, 41 Top Ten country albums and has charted 110 singles. Parton penned Jolene, Coat of Many Colors and I Will Always Love You. The Wolf Man, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission is $6. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Part of the Capitol Classic Film Series, this 1941 film stars Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr. and featuring Bela Lugosi. After learning of the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns to his ancestral home to reconcile with his estranged father. While there, Larry becomes romantically interested in Gwen Conliffe who runs an antique shop and purchases a silver-headed walking stick decorated with a wolf just to speak with her. That night, Larry attempts to rescue Gwens friend Jenny from what he believes to be a sudden attack by a wolf. He kills the beast, but is bitten in the process. He is told that it was not merely a wolf; but was a werewolf, and that now he will become one. Young Frankenstein, Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission is $6. The film is directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Frederick, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits his granddads castle and decides to repeat the experiments. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The film is an affectionate parody of the classical horror film genre, in particular the various film adaptations of Mary Shelleys novel Frankenstein produced by Universal in the 1930s. Dream Theater, Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $29.50 to $64.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Dream Theater is touring in support of the Sept. 13 Roadrunner Records release A Dramatic Turn of Events. The band will play selections from the new release as well as classic, staples and fan favorites. Progressive metal band Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a new drummer, and added Mike Mangini to its roster. Label-mates Trivium will open the show, supporting their new album In Waves. Looking ahead Looking ahead By LEE CLARK ZUMPECLEARWATER Clearwaters signature music festival, the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday, has come a long way since its earliest days. This years event will run Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16, at Coachman Park. In the beginning, concerts were spread out over 10 days and as many venues. Musicians played on the back of a flatbed truck. From day one, organizers took advantage of Floridas scenic beauty and gorgeous weather. Some things never change some things do. Today, attendees enjoy four consecutive days of performances at one beautiful location: Coachman Park, on the waterfront in downtown Clearwater. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday has attracted legendary artists over the last three decades. In the past, icons such as Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente, Stephan Grappelli and Stan Getz have played. Innovative jazz stars such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Al Dimeola, Kevin Mahogany, Hiroshima, Spyro Gyra, Acoustic Alchemy, Herbie Hancock and Jean-Luc Ponty have taken part in the festival. Some of todays most popular artists have performed at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, including The Neville Brothers, Branford Marsalis, Kenny G, Buckwheat Zydeco, George Benson, David Sanborn and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. For the festivals 32nd year, a stellar lineup has been assembled. This years headliners include Trombone Shorty, Brian Culbertson and Dianne Reeves. Kicking off this years festival will be Global Affect, a jazz fusion project based in St. Petersburg. The tone were going to set for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is to present a new smooth world fusion sound, said Tazz Washington and T.J. Vanderpool of Global Affect. We are honored to be the opening act for the Jazz Holiday and we are hoping to project our new sound to the jazz world to embrace. Global Affect is comprised of seven dynamic musicians who each bring their own passion, experience and talent to each and every set. Members include Washington and Vanderpool as well as Randi Fishenfeld, Kevin Ryan, Steve Blom, Chuck Weirich and Artie Ryan. The band is currently recording in the studio preparing their debut CD. Its coming along well, it will be released soon, Washington and Vanderpool said. We are making sure to release a product that we and the listener can respect and enjoy. Being our debut album, it is vital that we portray our feelings and charisma to the world so we are making sure it is right on. The four-day festival will feature performances by some of the hottest names in the genre as well as emerging talent. The 2011 lineup is as follows:Thursday, Oct. 13 Global Affect, 5 to 6 p.m. Kevin Eubanks, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 8:30 to 10 p.m.Friday, Oct. 14 Valerie Gillespie Ensemble, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Gerald Clayton Trio, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade, 7:45 to 9 p.m. Brian Culbertson, 9:30 to 11 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 15 Jazz Juvenocracy, 2 to 3:15 p.m. Whitney James, 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. LaRue Nickelson Group, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Sammy Figueroa & The Latin Explosion, 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Maceo Parker, 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. Fireworks, 10:45 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 16 Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band, 3 toJazz in the parkEmerging artists, icons mingle Oct. 13-16 at Clearwater event The Clearwater Jazz Holiday welcomes Dianne Reeves to its 2011 lineup. Reeves will perform Oct. 16 at Coachman Park. 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Hobson Senior Registered Client Service Associate 18167 US 19 North, Suite 200, Clearwater, FL 33764 727-507-2546 email@example.com ubs.com/team/petika 4 p.m. Mike Markaverich Trio, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Christian McBride & Inside Straight, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Dianne Reeves, 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Festival gates will open Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 14, 4 p.m.; Oct. 15, 2 p.m.; and Oct. 16, 2 p.m.HeadlinersTroy Trombone Shorty Andrews brings Orleans Avenue to Clearwater to headline Thursdays lineup. Andrews got an early start in music, leading a band at the age of 6. Hes equally adept on trombone and trumpet and is the grandson of singer/songwriter Jessie Hill. Andrews grew up in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans and took part in his share of brass band parades as a child. He attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, a professional arts training center for secondary school-age children. Andrews released his first album, Trombone Shortys Swingin Gate, in 2002 on Louisiana Red Hot Records. He followed up with & Shorty (2004), The End of the Beginning (2005), Trombone Shorty Meets Lionel Ferbos and Orleans & Claiborne (2005). In 2005, Andrews was a featured member of Lenny Kravitzs horn section in a world tour that shared billing with acts including Aerosmith. In 2010, Verve Forecast Records released Backatown, considered the debut album of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue as a jazz outfit. Backatown was nominated for a Grammy Award. Verve Forecast Records released Andrews most recent CD, For True, in September. According to the bands website, the album offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews has dubbed Supafunkrock. Brian Culbertson also comes from a musical family: He is the son of jazz band director and trumpeter Jim Culbertson. Culbertson will take the stage Friday at 9:30 p.m. Beginning with Long Night Out, released in 1994, Culbertson has recorded a dozen albums, including his most recent, XII, released in 2010 by GRP Records.Culbertson started playing piano at age 8 and added drums a year later. At 10, he was playing trombone and at 12 he had picked up the bass. He looked to genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets and Maynard Ferguson for inspiration. At age 20, he self-produced his debut album which was followed by Modern Life in 1995, which included the hit See JAZZ, page 8B
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You are a person of your convictions, and you prove it this week, Aries. Finances shape up with some tightening of the belt.TaurusApril 20 May 20Play your cards right, Taurus, and you might just get that promotion youve been hoping for. Drama ensues at home, but kind gestures set the world right.GeminiMay 21 June 21The to-do list grows, but have no fear, Gemini. Friends and family will drop by often to help, leaving you with some free time to devote to a hobby.CancerJune 22 July 22Construction plans come to a halt with the release of data. Take the time to review it before proceeding, Cancer. There is much to be learned.LeoJuly 23 August 22Uh-oh, Leo. Someone is looking to rain on your parade. Dont let them. Stay positive no matter what happens, and others will follow.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Stay strong, Virgo. Sensible ideas will win out, and you will be awarded for your efforts. Conversation around the dinner table proves insightful.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Chop-chop, Libra. A deadline looms. Use every resource available to meet it. Get ready to lace up your tennis shoes for fun this weekend.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21The shopper in you comes out and you find more than your fair share of bargains. Choose carefully. This is not the time to blow your budget, Scorpio.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21There is no stopping you, Sagittarius. Youre on a mission and will mow down every obstacle in your way. Just make sure you dont steamroll over the innocent. Across1. Break 8. Omission of a word's final sound 15. Deep secret 16. German state known for beer 17. Dictionary features 19. "C'___ la vie!" 20. Dead to the world 21. Certain tribute 22. "La Boheme," e.g. 23. Matterhorn, e.g. 24. Fling 27. East Indies native 31. Long narrow sea inlet 32. Hero of 1898 33. Nobelist Hammarskjold 35. Building additions 36. Freetown currency unit 37. Dwell 38. Chinese dynasty 39. Flubs 40. Link (2 wds) 41. Geographical place name 43. Turn red, perhaps 44. "That's ___ ..." 45. 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One of the more enduring plays to emerge from the World War II era, Mister Roberts shows, with a light touch, a side of war that is often forgotten not the excitement or the heroism of battle, but the boredom of the men assigned to less glamorous work, where ones enemies are as often as not the officers who hold power over them, rather than the soldiers or sailors of the opposing forces. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series Sunday, Nov. 13, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be Country Jamboree with Clear Water Bluegrass Revue. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Peace Frog, Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Peace Frog, the ultimate Doors tribute band, recreates the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The band also will celebrate the first anniversary of Morrisons pardon requested by Governor Charlie Crist. Crist suggested the possibility of a posthumous pardon for Morrison, which was approved unanimously by the state clemency board on Dec. 9, 2010. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series Sunday, Dec. 11, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a Holiday Show with the Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be The Knockouts presented by Tony Belmont. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCom munityCenter.com. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a Valentine Spectacular with the Four Tune Nuts Barbershop Quartet. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Funny Girl, with book by Isobel Lannart, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Feb. 24 through March 11, 2012, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eight oclocktheatre.com. Funny Girl is the semi-autobiographical tale of Fanny Brices meteoric rise to fame and her stormy relationship with Nick Arnstein, a wealthy and charming gambler. From her start as a gawky Brooklyn teen fast-talking her way into show business to becoming the toast of New York to the unraveling of her personal life, Funny Girl is a stunning, richly told tour de force about one of Broadways biggest stars. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a tribute to the Irish with the Heedless Horsemen from Ranchero Village. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a New Orleans Special Treat with Cabaret Unlimited. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCom munityCenter.com.Pinellas Park Red Pepper, presented by Silver Glass Productions, through Oct. 22, at Venue Theatre, 9124 U.S. 19 N. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students. Call 813-892-7502. Red Pepper follows the story of the 1950 U.S. Senate campaign in Florida. It centers around the incumbent, Claude Pepper, his wife, Mildred, and George Smathers. Smathers was a young protg of Pepper who wound up launching a red smear campaign against him in the 1950 race. This conflict is set against the backdrop of the behindthe-scenes Florida powerbroker, Ed Ball. Ball was the manager of the DuPont trust. This trust owned the St. Joe Paper Mill, the Florida National Bank and the Florida East Coast Railway. Ball was a stubborn and formidable opponent of Pepper and the two clashed for the better part of the 20th century. Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ Performance Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. The free concert offers attendees an opportunity to relive the golden years of theater as lovely melodies are played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The organ, lovingly restored by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, creates the sound of a full orchestra including a variety of percussion instruments and a bevy of sound effects. Attendees may bring a lunch and enjoy the show. Movies in the Park, Saturday, Oct. 29, dusk, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. The movie is free. Funds from the concession benefit the Firefighters Benevolent Fund. Funds also are used for holiday toy and dinner giveaways and to assist fire victims in Pinellas Park. Call Nick DelGrosso at 687-4494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Little Shop of Horrors, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission is $6. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Part of the Capitol Classic Film Series, the 1986 cult favorite Little Shop of Horrors centers on Seymour Krelborn, a nerdy orphan working at Mushniks, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant, which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audreys sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audreys ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $42.75 to $95. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. These two multi-platinum recording artists are touring alongside each other as longtime friends and creative partners. The pairs recentlywrapped run of shows called the Friends Tour brought back a flood of memories not only for fans, but for the performers as well. They decided to extend the tour into the fall. Grant and Smith split the Friends evening, each performing complete sets of their own material, but also came together for songs they wrote together. Grants career spans over 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. She has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammy Awards. Throughout his 28-year career as a recording artist, Smith has amassed an impressive catalog of achievements. His prior 21 albums have garnered multiple honors including an American Music Award, three Grammy Awards, 44 GMA Dove Awards and 33 No. 1 radio hits. Dunedin OLL Fall Festival and Oktoberfest Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16, at Our Lady of Lourdes, 750 San Salvador Drive. Festival hours will be Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Flea market hours will be Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature midway rides, entertainment, dunk tank, games and crafts and face painting. Admission is free. Tickets are required for carnival rides. Visit ollfallfes tival.com. Movies at Dusk Friday, Oct. 14, dusk, at Pioneer Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. The featured film will be Creature from the Black Lagoon. For information, call 812-4530 or visit dunedingov.com. Fall Antiques Fair Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Main Street in the downtown district. Antiques vendors will offer a wide selection of collectibles, curios and curiosities. For information, call 812-4530 or e-mail email@example.com. Classic Car Show Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Broadway in the downtown district. The show will be presented in conjunction with the Fall Antiques Fair. For information, call Bill Coleman at 433-2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Movies at Dusk Friday, Oct. 21, dusk, at Pioneer Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. The featured film will be Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. For information, call 8124530 or visit dunedingov.com. Movies at Dusk Friday, Oct. 28, dusk, at Pioneer Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. The featured film will be The Mummy. For information, call 812-4530 or visit dunedingov.com. 48th annual Art Harvest, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Presented by the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, the event will feature more than 200 artists from around the country, including this years featured artist Herbert Scott Davis. Davis was born in Tampa in 1961 and grew up in Ybor City. Davis pastels have a level of uniqueness that is not often seen in the art world today. Created only with overlapping line work, they expose the simple nuances of the human figure in glowing tones of flowing color. His acrylic paintings are rich with texture and color that invite the viewer to reach out and touch the artwork. Admission is free. Parking is $5 at Highlander Park and $3 at the nearby Dunedin High School. There will be food and beverage vendors on site, as well as a childrens tent with art projects provided for supervised children. All proceeds from this event are reinvested into the community and have helped fund notable projects such as the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, UPARC Foundation, The Rick Pitino High Point Center, and the F.U.N. Bus, which has provided field trip transportation for over 50,000 area public school children. For information, call 738-5523.Largo Ronnie Montrose Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Montrose, a guitar legend, will be joined by Michael Lee Firkins for an evening filled with tunes that rocked the nation with heart-thumping, foot-stomping, fist-pumping energy. Montrose will be playing monster hits such as Rock Candy, Bad Motor Scooter and Space Station Number 5. Firkins, the opening act, established his signature sound on his self-titled debut album in 1990. Firkins music is a blend of rock, country, blues and jazz. Mister Roberts, by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Nov. 4-13, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. 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