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By TOM GERMONDLARGO City officials will negotiate a development agreement with a real estate firm that hopes to build a 153unit affordable housing senior apartment complex on the northwest corner of Ridge and Ulmerton roads. City commissioners authorized staff Feb. 7 to take such action, with only a few questions about the project. Im perfectly willing to work on a development agreement, Mayor Pat Gerard said. I think its a great idea. Norstar Development of Buffalo, N.Y., proposes the project for 8.27 acres owned by the Pinellas Housing Authority. A shopping center currently occupies the site. The project will be funded with federal tax credits supplemented by $12.5 million in county bonds, Federal Home Loan Bank funds, Housing Authority funds and other potential sources currently being pursued. Richard Cavalieri, the development manager for Norstar, said his company has completed several projects in Florida, working with housing authorities. He said the company was selected by the Pinellas County Housing Authority to be its development partner for five years on the project, which will have income limits for its tenants. The developers are trying to get money from as many sources as possible, he said, to finance the project. The environment is difficult right now, Cavalieri said. The state has basically taken away all the funds from affordable housing and programmed them for other areas to balance their budget. Besides negotiating for a density not to exceed 24 units per acre, Norstar also seeks a reduction in parking ratios and certain development impact fees. Staff believes the site is appropriate for development at the maximum density. Currently, city codes allow a density of 15 units an acre, but a development agreement would allow the property to be developed with higher densities. He said with 153 units, the density is about 18 units per acre, but Norstar would like to reserve the remainder of the site for additional housing. If the project receives all necessary approvals, Norstar would like to close on funding in July and start demolition over the existing retail area, which is occupied by one tenant. He expects development to take 12 to 16 months once ground is broken. City likes first look at plans for senior housing By SUZETTE PORTERST. PETERSBURG For 17 years now, John Morroni has hosted an appreciation dinner to honor Pinellas County residents who serve as law enforcement and emergency personnel. This years dinner at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park on Jan. 27 again recognized those who have given exceptional dedication and efforts above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of Pinellas County, said a press release naming the 2012 honorees. Morroni, 56, who has served on the Pinellas County Commission since 2000, began the annual tradition when he was a state representative in memory of Belleair Police Officer Jeffery Tackett, 28, who died of a gunshot wound June 13, 1993. Tackett was alone when he responded to the call that resulted in his death. As the result of Tacketts death, Morroni and Sen. Dennis Jones sponsored a bill in 1995 that was passed by the state Legislature. The bill requires two officers to be on duty at all times, unless mutual aid agreements with other law enforcement agencies are in place, so law enforcement officers no longer respond to calls alone. Morroni has since expanded the appreciation dinner to include firefighters and EMS personnel. Past honorees include Tacketts family and emergency personnel who responded to the call for help in New York City after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. This is really the only event that recognizes the valuable contributions made by members of the law enforcement, fire and emergency medical communities, Morroni said. Its an honor to be a part of it. Donna Crawford, wife of St. Petersburg Police Officer David Crawford, attended the 2012 event as Morronis See DINNER, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .14A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . .15-16A County . . . . . . . . . . .6-8A Entertainment . . . . . .1,3-4,8B Health & tness . . . . . . . .12A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Pet connection . . . . . . . .11A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . .9-10A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .13A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Speaking of PetsDr. Kim Donovan of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital has tips on important pet dental care. Page 11A.PET CONNECTION COUNTY3 PSTA bus routes change schedulesAs of Feb. 5, riders of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authorities Routes, 59, 67 and 79 are adjusting to a new schedule that officials say will accommodate more riders and better reflect bus arrival times. Due to budget constraints, no additional trips are being added; however, the scheduled adjustments will provide riders with more accurate and reliable arrival and departure times. Route 59 travels from Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg to Indian Rocks Beach. Route 67 travels from the Park Street Terminal in downtown Clearwater to Oldsmar, and Route 79 runs along U.S. 19 Frontage Road to Williams Park. The new timetables are available at PSTAs Customer Service Centers, on board the buses, via mail, and in digital form at www.PSTA.net. Riders also can plan their trip at www.PSTA.net by using the agencys Google Trip Planner located on the right side of the PSTA homepage.Appreciation dinner honors Pinellas Countys heroesAgencies focus on Move Over Law Efforts aimed at protecting workers on the road ... Page 8A. Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Cane star in film. ... Page 1B.3-D family adventure, Mysterious Island opens this weekend Volume XXXIV,No. 29 February 9, 2012 www.TBNweekly.com 010512727-725-1052 2547 Countryside Blvd. #5 www.CustomHairTampa.com Get a new look for the New Year!$50 OFF Any New WigCustom Hair & Wigs We Pay Cash For Gold & Silver! We Pay Cash For Gold & Silver! 6206 54th Ave. N. St. Pete 544-6464 3209 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor Shoppes at Cloverplace 727-785-6464 090111Visit Our New Location: 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Expires 3/15/12Full Set or Spa Mani-PediNot available with other offers. Exp. 3/15/12020212 We Offer SHELLAC for Natural Nails20% OFF All Services for New Clients.$500OFF Photo by TOM GERMONDSteve Grady unloads a new batch of kettle corn Feb. 3 at First Friday, a street party in downtown Largo. His company is Holy Cow Kettle Corn of Hillsborough County.Yummy Photo courtesy of the CITY OF LARGOMcGough Nature Park specialist Joel Quattlebaum and Matilda, a barred owl.Barred owl gets new home at nature park By TOM GERMONDLARG0 Meet Matilda, the newest resident of the George C. McGough Nature Park. The park obtained the injured barred owl, which is slightly larger than a foot tall, from the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. The bird was dropped off by Audubon bird of prey specialist Barb Walker, who notified the city that she had taken a barred owl to sanctuary. Matilda was eating fine and the sanctuary was waiting to see if her wing would heel and would ever be able to fly again. At best she can just kind of hop from branch to branch, said city Nature Program Specialist Joel Quattlebaum. She really has to struggle. Because of the injury to her wing, she has a difficult time getting up from the ground to a perch, which was less than 3 feet. Park staff put additional perches in her cage, joking that it is ADA accessible for owls, Quattlebaum said. The female owl is adult, but its anybodys guess as to how old she is, Quattlebaum said. Shes doing good. Shes eating regularly. Every day she gets two mice or chicks or a rat, he said. Were trying to mimic her natural diet since she cant go out and hunt on her own. Matilida has been at McGough since October, and staff is trying to get her used to being around people. The main objective is to get her on the glove so she can go out to the schools and other community programs, Quattlebaum said. Matilda is the sole occupant of the cage that used to be home to J.R., a great horned owl that vanished when somebody had cut its cages, either to steal or liberate it in January 2011. The owl had been a popular attraction at the park. The last sighting of J.R. at the park was in October. He seems to be doing all right, Quattlebaum said. Matilda gets puffy upon being approached; its a defense mechanism, Quattlebaum said, but shes hardly aggressive. In fact, she has a nice temperament, city officials said. Barred owls have an average length of about 17 inches and wingspan of about 44 inches. They are native to North America, ranging from Canada to the south tip of Florida. The barred owl is the only native owl with brown eyes and can live up to 23 years in captivity. The name comes from stripes or bars on the owls tail. Hopes are that the community will get to know her, just as it had J.R. Its kind of like getting a new partner, Quattlebaum said, ... after something terrible happens.VIEWPOINTSJonah GoldbergMitt Romney does his assignments, columnist says Page 13A ENTERTAINMENTString ensemble performs Feb. 11For its performance at Capitol Theatre the Daedalus Quartet will explore the delicate beauty of 19th century Austrian composer Franz Shubert. For this performance, the Daedalus Quartet will explore the delicate beauty of 19th century Austrian composer Franz Shubert. ... Page 4B.
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A limited number of tools will be provided. A special thanks to Pinch a Penny in Largo for donating six large nets and poles as well as providing the food and refreshments, a city news release said. Largo Central Park Nature Preserve is located at 150 Highland Ave. SE, adjacent to Mavericks High and behind Missing Links Golf Range. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please call 586-7415.Volunteers needed for preserve cleanupPhoto by JIM LAYFIELDCalvin Hopkins, Clearwater, casts a line in the newly reopened Largo Nature Preserve Jan. 13.sive music library to fit every taste. Dress to Impress. The fee is $8 at the door. Call 518-3131. Character storytime, Friday, Feb. 10, 9:15 a.m., Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Description: Join us for a morning event with one of your favorite characters. We will read a story, enjoy a snack and make a themed craft. February features your favorite mouse. Call 5183016. The fees are $5, resident; $6.25, nonresident; $9.25, without a card. Natural gardening 101, Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. Description: Come learn how to set up your own Florida native garden using plants endemic to the state which require less watering, care and maintenance. Programs will cover proper site preparations, plant selection and installation. Admission is free. Call 518-3047. Lego building, Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Description: Get hands-on experience while learning construction, programming and teamwork skills. Children will participate in building a variety of Lego sets. Each month features a different theme. The fee is $7. Call 518-3016. All day scrapbook crop, SatSee LARGO, page 3AFree genealogy/family history classes, February, Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive Description: More than 10 free classes this month including: An cestry.com how to use this huge site, Organizing and managing your digital photos; Tracking your family through the census; and How to get started in genealogy. See the complete listing with details of classes and scheduled times at www.flpgs.org/classes .aspx. Email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 595-4521 for more information. The classes are free. Largos The HeART of Pinellas Festival, through March 31. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Description: Starting Feb. 1, enjoy a two month celebration of the arts during Largos The HeART of Pinellas Festival. From dancing to singing, acting to clowning, painting to floral design, this festival has something for everyone to enjoy. Event dates include: Feb. 1-28 Largo Art Association Art Show Feb. 25 Clown Show and Competition March 2 VIP Arts Preview, Wine and Cheese Tasting Party March 2-4 Celebration of the Arts March 3-4 Annual Classic Car Show March 10 Largo, So You Think You Can Dance? March 29 Largo Adult and Senior Idol Show March 31 Garage and Crafts Sale with Coin Show and Live Bluegrass Entertainment The HeART of Pinellas Festival events are open to all ages. All competitions will have prizes awarded. Call 518-3131. Bay Area Singles Dance, Sundays, Feb. 12, 19, 26, 6 until 10 p.m., Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keen Road. Description: Since 1997, Bay Area Singles Dance has been the best place for area singles and friends to meet. Every Sunday approximately 150 singles of all ages join us. We offer an extenAround Around Largo LargoCity events City events
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First Friday, held off First Avenue Southwest, had a Renaissance theme. Renaissance era revisited LARGO, from page 2Aurday, Feb. 11, noon to 8 p.m., Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Description: Come join us for an entire day of scrapbooking. You bring your photos and supplies, we will provide drinks and light snacks. The fee is $10. Call 518-3016. Natives for the Shaded Garden, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. Description: Often times our yards are home to large, shady trees that provide many benefits to our families, but that also may make it difficult to grow Florida Native flowers and other plants. Join us as we discuss how to create a beautiful Florida landscape. The event is free. Call 518-3047 Daddy Daughter Date Night, Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30 until 9 p.m., Southwest Recreation Complex. Description: Join us for the 34th Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night, Sweet Escape, with an evening of daddy and daughter dancing. Dinner will not be provided. There will be an elegant dessert bar with light snacks served. The fees are $25 per couple, $5 each additional daughter. Call 518-3125. Monthly night hikes, Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., Bonner Park, 14444 143rd St. N. Description: Join us every third Saturday of the month for a guided walk through the woods, seeking out nocturnal animals such as raccoons, owls, opossums, bats and more. Flashlights are optional. Donations are kindly accepted. Preregister by calling 518-3047. The event is free. Safe Sitter Babysitting Training, Feb. 21 and 23, 5:30 until 9 p.m., Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Description: Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized, medically accurate babysitting preparation program that teaches sitters how to have fun with children as well as how to recognize a medical emergency and know the appropriate action to take. Safe Sitter materials are included in the course fee. Fees are $40 resident; $50 nonresident. Call 518-3016. Celebrity Showcase Series, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1 to 3 p.m., Largo Community Center.Description: Wonderful matinee shows by nationally ranked professional artists at an affordable price. Groups of 15 or more receive one free ticket. This month features The World Famous Platters Review. For more information, call 518-3131. Fees are $14 advanced; $15 day of show; $16 limited reserved seats; $65 season package. Adult and Senior Idol Show Auditions, Friday, Feb. 24, 3:30 until 5:30 p.m., Largo Community Center. Description: If you like to perform, this show is for you. Strut your stuff before a live audience; 15 performers will be selected by a panel of judges. Call 518-3131. Free. New Spring has Sprung water exercise experience. Description: The citys Aquatics Division is celebrating the first day of spring with Spring has Sprung a new water exercise experience program at Southwest Pool on Tuesday, March 20. The beginning of Spring is a great time to try shallow or deep water exercise. Both classes are scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. so individuals can experience both. Southwest Pool is located at 13120 Vonn Road, Largo 33774. For more information, please contact 518-3126. 2-1-1 seeks volunteers2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, a nonprofit organization that provides confidential assistance for people in need of health and human services, offers several opportunities for volunteers. To complete a volunteer registration form, visit www.211tampabay.org. 2-1-1 serves about 240 million Americans in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The following types of services are provided: Basic human needs resources, physical and mental health resources, employment support, support for older Americans and persons with disabilities, support for children, youth and families, volunteer opportunities and donations. Call 210-4233.
4A Leader, February 9, 2012 DINNER, from page 1Aspecial guest. David Crawford, 46, was shot and killed in the line of duty by a 16-year-old male Feb. 21, 2011. A donation from the proceeds raised at the sold-out event will go to Crawfords family. Crawford was the third St. Petersburg police officer to die on the job in 2011. Sgt. Thomas Baitinger, 48, and Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz, 38, were shot and killed by a fugitive hiding in an attic Jan. 24, 2011 just days prior to Morronis 16th annual appreciation dinner. This years K-9 award was named for Yaslowitz, and the Crisis Intervention Team award was named for Baitinger. Officer Jeremy Krzysiak and K-9 Partner Endy of the St. Petersburg Police Department took home the K-9 award. Deputy Holly Tsanakaliotis with the Crisis Intervention Team at the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office received the Baitinger award. Other honorees included: Officer Bill Holcomb, Florida Wildlife Commission, Division of Law Enforcement Detective John Spoor, Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Bradley L. Williams, firefighter/EMT and Christopher W. Spafford, firefighter/EMT, St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Officer Jason Lambe and Officer William Nahorodny, Clearwater Police Department Christopher Eisenhardt, Paramedic, Joshua Schuster, Paramedic, Thomas McAuley, EMT-P P.A.-C, Ray Tracy, paramedic, Pinellas County EMS Lt. John Guiles, Jonathan King, firefighter/Paramedic, Ernest Starkey, firefighter/ paramedic, Ryan Bickley, firefighter/ paramedic, Lealman Fire District. Another special guest at this years dinner, Congressman Bill Young joined Morroni on stage to celebrate the history of the dinners donations to local charities throughout the years. This years fundraiser-dinner brought in more than $15,000 that will go to the Childrens Burn Foundation of Florida. From left, Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Detective John Spoor, Commissioner John Morroni and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri get together during Morronis 17th annual Appreciation Dinner Jan. 27 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park.LARGO Leona Hamrick, who lives in Dunedin, is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas Countys Big Sister of the year. Big Sister Leona and Little Sister Amanda have been matched since April of 2002. Hamrick works as a position assistant at Primary Care Associates. For nearly 10 years, this pair has seen each other through many of lifes changes, Big Brothers Big Sisters press release said. When they first met, Amanda was in elementary school. As Amanda entered her early teens, she began associating with the wrong crowd, performing poorly in school, and making bad choices in her personal life. Luckily, her Big Sister Leona was there to help turn her life around, the release said To describe how she first became involved, Hamrick said she was new to the area and looking to get involved with a cause which benefited youth. I used to be a high school coach, and missed being involved with community activities and influencing youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters allows me to be active within my community. It is a perfect fit for me. I really enjoy being able to influence my Little in a positive way, Hamrick said. With guidance from Hamrick, Amanda enrolled in online classes, graduated high school early, and is now on her way to earning a college degree. Other organization awards are: Community Based Big Couple of the year, Doug Spiker and Christina Battitsa Spiker and Battista serve together as a Big Couple for their Little Brother Garion, with whom they have been matched since October 2008. Spiker and Battista live in Belleair Bluffs. Spiker is a veterinarian and partner at Bluffs Animal Hospital in Belleair Bluffs. Battista has been Big Brothers Big Sisters marketing and communications coordinator since August 2011 and was formerly an intern at the agency. Battistas experiences as a Big Sister prompted a career change due to her strong desire to further the mission of the agency. Being a Big Couple is the perfect way for us to spend time together, while giving back to the community. By simply doing everyday things with Garion and giving him individual attention, we are making sure that he stays on the right path, and away from a life of crime, drugs, and violence which is all too common for teens and adults in his surroundings, Battista said. When this match was paired, Garion was living in Dunedin, but has since moved six times within three years, and now lives in south St. Petersburg. This Big Couple constantly works with their Littles mother to establish more stability for the family; including their living situation, schools and health care. School Based Big Sister of the Year, Demetria Johnson Johnson and Rosemarie have been matched since March of 2007. Johnson is currently living in St. Petersburg and is a program information specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Johnson was motivated to become a Big Sister when she was approached by a previous Big Sister who could no longer continue her services. Johnson eagerly wanted to take over the role of Rosemaries Big Sister. The mission of the program is one which I strongly believe in. I wanted to step up for Rosemarie and become her new Big Sister Johnson said. Before being matched with Big Sister Demetria, Rosemarie was headed down a road of frustration, the release said. Her Big Sister was able to connect with her, and get her to focus on what was important school and behavior. After more than four years of having a consistent and patient Big Sister, Rosemarie has shown huge improvements in school work, test scores and a positive change in her attitude, the release said. School Based Big Brother of the Year, Bill WalshWalsh and Little Brother Jeremie have been matched since November 2008. Walsh is currently living in St. Petersburg and is the senior director of development for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays are closely involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a prominent corporate sponsor. They have been instrumental in positively impacting childrens lives and empowering them to achieve in the future. This organization does a tremendous amount within my community. I very much wanted to get involved with an organization which directly impacts the community I live in. I believe this community has a need for role models, Walsh said. When this match was made, Jeremie was in desperate need of a male role model in his life and quickly grew close to his Big Brother, Walsh. Jeremie looks forward to his weekly visits and several of his teachers have stated that his behavior is always better on the days that Bill visits him. Jeremies third grade teacher even stated that he would start talking about his Big Brothers Thursday visits on Monday. Bill stays in close contact with Jeremies teachers and helps with any behavioralBig Brothers Big Sisters presents annual awards From left are Little Sister Amanda and Big Sister Leona Hamrick, who was named the Community Based Big Sister of the Year.problems that may arise, the release said. In January, as part of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County honors people in the local community who make one-to-one mentoring successful the volunteers, donors, parents and staff members who work together to provide careful mentor matching and support services for children who face adversity. Youth served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are primarily children of single, low-income or incarcerated parents or they are in military families or are coping with other challenges. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a lead partner in National Mentoring Month, which is spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project of the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Visit www.bbbspc.org. Photo by STEVEN PREVUZNAKTwo bald eagles share some food in a nest near the intersection of Bryan Dairy and Belcher roads. The act is part of the courtship between eagles.Dinner timeMadeira finance director dismissedMADEIRA BEACH Newly installed City Manager Shane Crawford wasted little time in fulfilling a promise to turn this place around in short order. On Jan. 24, after a week on the job, Crawford terminated finance director Wayne Shirley, who had been hired by interim city manager Jim Madden. Crawford said he made the decision after looking at Shirleys level of skills and deciding he and Shirley had a difference in vision as to how the (finance) department was going to operate. The finance department also includes the human resources function. After assessing the situation, Crawford said he moved to exercise his option to terminate Shirley within his six-month probationary period. Crawford said he called Shirley and they both agreed that Shirleys departure was the best move to make. The two had a very congenial conversation, Crawford said. Shirley was named the citys finance director on Dec. 7 by interim city manager Jim Madden. The City Commission narrowly confirmed his appointment. Mayor Travis Palladeno and Commissioners Nancy Oakley and Robin Vander Velde had been impressed with Shirleys performance as a temporary hire, while Commissioners Terry Lister and Carol Reynolds had doubts. Lister questioned whether Shirley was a good fit for the job. There also was disagreement at that meeting about Shirleys request to hire a senior level accountant to assist him, at a salary of $44,000. To satisfy concerns raised by Reynolds and Lister, the commission agreed to bring in the accountant on a temp-to-perm basis. That person is no longer working for the city. When recommending Shirley for the permanent finance director position, Madden had said he was pleased with Shirleys financial skills and competency. Madden chose Shirley over a short list of candidates for the finance director position prepared by the previous interim city manager, Bill Mallory. Responding to the news of Shirleys dismissal, former manager Madden said there was a mountain of work for Shirley to do in getting the citys financial situation in order, and climbing that mountain proved very difficult. Palladeno said he supports Crawfords decision to dismiss Shirley. Wayne AyersUtility undergrounding not a cure-all, residents BELLEAIR BEACH Undergrounding of utilities in Belleair Beach would be a mixed benefit for residents. Utility representatives at a well-attended informational meeting on the subject Jan. 23 at city hall delivered that message. A referendum vote calling for the city to look into undergrounding will take place on March 13. Nelson Eash, manager of Progress Energys Walsingham Road operation, addressed the pluses and minuses of converting overhead wires to underground. Undergrounding is costly, some four to five times the expense of overhead lines, Eash said. Putting existing lines underground, as would be the case in Belleair Beach, is even more expensive. The cost would be paid by the city, and mostly passed on to the residents. The city also would be responsible for the reconstruction of sidewalks, streets, landscaping and other areas disrupted by the undergrounding process, Eash said. Eash spoke of other associated costs beyond the undergrounding itself, including procuring easements, restoration of sidewalks and landscaping, trenching to individual residences, and streetlights. Undergrounding projects take a lot of work to get done, Eash stressed. Repair time of an underground system would likely be longer because of the added difficulty of locating a problem, Eash said. We have a lot of specialized equipment to locate the problems, but it takes longer to fix than being able to see it on a pole, he said. Underground utilities are not necessarily safer, due to the hazards of digging underground, said Gail Simpson, Progress Energy manager of public policy and constituent relations. Simpson also said undergrounded utilities are very susceptible to damage by lightning and water. There is no data to show it is more reliable, she said. More than 90 percent of Verizon lines are already underground, said Raul Rivera, a lead engineer. Rivera estimated the cost of undergrounding Verizon lines to be about one-fourth to a tenth of Progress Energys expense. Scott Creasy of Bright House Networks said undergrounding is not an easy process. It requires a lot of coordination between the utilities, he said, and obstacles, such as pipes in the way, are often encountered. Creasy, like Eash, described undergrounding projects as a lot of work. City Councilor Wanda Schwerer wanted a comparison of the failure rates of underground vs. overhead systems. Eash declined to give specifics, but said problems underground take longer to detect. Undergrounding equipment in coastal areas has to be rated for saltwater contamination, adding to the cost, said Eash, responding to a question from Councilor Leslie Notaro. Vice Mayor David Dumville asked about the performance of transformers during storms. Eash said the transformers are meant to handle a certain amount of moisture, but they are not submersible and would be vulnerable in flood conditions. Residents attending the meeting had mixed comments on undergrounding. While some were concerned about the costs, others gave a more upbeat appraisal than the utility representatives. J.C. Emfeld asked for the undergrounding cost estimate when the issue was looked at several years ago. Told that the expense to underground Gulf Boulevard only was $8 million, Emfeld replied, I rest my case. A show of hands poll of attendees taken at the end of the meeting showed the majority in favor of the city looking into an undergrounding plan. The vote was 26 in favor, 11 opposed, and some not voting. The referendum outcome does not authorize the city to proceed with undergrounding, and all yes votes were not necessarily supporters of undergrounding. Wayne AyersCouncil goes forward with fluoridePINELLAS PARK Leaders of a movement opposing the fluoridation of drinking water made a lastditch effort Jan. 26 to stop city council from building infrastructure that would inject fluoride in the public water supply at the city level. Council members gave their unofficial approval Jan. 24 after hearing a presentation from city staff on the cost and logistics of fluoridating the water. They also heard from representatives of both sides of the argument as they made their case to the Pinellas Park leaders. That debate continued into the public meeting two days later. The statement that was made Tuesday night that there are no known negative or harmful human effects, health effects, from fluoride or water fluoridation is 100 percent a boldfaced lie, said Kurt Irmischer, president of the local Citizens for Safe Drinking Water. And Ill tell the dentists that to their faces if thats the way it has to be. The opinions of several dentists and dental officials did in fact influence the final decision of the council members, who spoke out against the Pinellas County Commissions decision to stop adding in fluoride to county, and consequently Pinellas Park, water in October. My dentist, when I talked to him about it, he was adamant that the best thing we could possibly do is to try to keep this fluoride in our system, Councilman Jerry Mullins said Jan. 24. Without debating the issue further, the Pinellas Park council passed a resolution Jan. 26 authorizing the city manager to pursue a grant from the Florida Department of Health that would help the city purchase equipment needed for the change. The up-front infrastructure costs will be about $108,750. The city would pay about $70,500 annually for the personnel and maintenance costs associated with the upkeep of the fluoridation system. Juliana A. Torres Around Pinellas Around Pinellas
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There are no criminal charges expected to be filed regarding the death. This fatality marks the third pedestrian fatality for the city in a three-week period. It is very important for pedestrians to use crosswalks as these are senseless deaths that could have easily been avoided, police said.Man arrested for stealing from employerCLEARWATER A New Port Richey man was arrested Feb. 1 for allegedly stealing jewelry from his employer, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. Luis Mendez, 51, worked as a sales associate of Jared Galleria of Jewelry on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. He was suspected of stealing when a missing pendant valued at $349 was discovered in a drawer that had already been checked, the report said. The pendant was recovered, but Mendez admitted to pawning multiple other items in Pasco County. Jared incurred a total value loss of more than $3,200. Mendez was charged with three counts of grand theft and was released from the Pinellas County Jail on $6,000 bond.Armed robber arrestedCLEARWATER Clearwater police arrested a transient Clearwater man Feb. 3 for armed robbery, according to a police Facebook report. Scott Neidzwiecki, 51, is charged for retail theft at the Walmart on U.S. 19 on Feb. 4. He was confronted by store loss prevention agents and tried to escape by physically battering three people, the report said. He was armed with a large fishing knife, which was secured during the confrontation by store security. Neidzwiecki was charged with resisting an officer without violence, three counts of simple battery, carrying a concealed weapon, and robbery with a deadly weapon. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $11,800 bond.Man throws concrete at fire vehicleCLEARWATER According to a Clearwater Police Facebook post, Rescue Unit 49 was traveling west in the 2300 block of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard on Feb. 3 around 7:20 a.m. when a male suspect walking threw a large piece of concrete at the unit, shattering the windshield. Neither of the two fire personnel in the unit was injured. The suspect ran from the area in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years old, about 5 tall with a medium build and unshaved face. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact Clearwater Police. To do so anonymously, text the keyword CWPD and the tip to TIP411 (847411) or use the online form at www.clearwaterpolice.com.Child in parental abduction case found and returnedCLEARWATER A child was recovered Feb. 3 from a parental abduction, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. The departments crimes against children and family detectives received information that a suspect wanted in a parental abduction was in Jacksonville, the report said. Detectives traveled to Jacksonville where they worked with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to arrest the suspect, Kim Swan, and take the child into protective custody. Another child with Swan was also taken into custody. The 14-yearold victim will be reunited with his father. The investigation began in May 2011 when the father came to the U.S. from Bermuda to take custody of his son. 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Rutherford said a $1 million endowment for the sustainability of the project has been received and efforts to raise the remainder of the necessary funding are about half complete. This is an attraction that will not just attract people but will educate as well, said Patty Hubbard, chief financial officer of Hubbard Properties. It will enhance our community and put us on the world map as far as what we can provide our visitors. Plans call for the L-shaped building to use space on the north and west sides of the JPV building. Unlike most other aquariums, the new facility will showcase marine research and technology of the St. Petersburg Ocean Team to give the public a better understanding of what lies beneath the surface of the sea. Members of the Ocean Team, which will add substance to the interactive attraction, include the USF College of Marine Science, SRI International, International Ocean Institute, USF Research and Innovation, Florida Institute of Oceanography, City of St. Petersburg, Eckerd College Marine Science Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Tampa Bay Estuary Program, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg and USF St. Petersburg. According to Rutherford, the ocean will be presented through a series of mystery stations. They include a moon jellyfish jewel tank, a satellite imagery station, a tank that focuses on the impact of acid on coral, a look at coral cat sharks, sea critters through a video light microscope, a touch tank, large predator fish, a tank with sport fishing species and an exhibit called Science on a Sphere. It also will include exhibits on estuaries, future research options and Tampa Bay. There also will be a living lab committed to community education. This is an outstanding venture and opportunity to expand awareness about the sea, said Redington Beach Mayor Nick Simons. Im very glad for Madeira Beach and the addition to Johns Pass Village. Howard estimated the aquarium would have an annual economic impact of $8 million based on 250,000 visitors per year.Aquarium project moves forward at Johns Pass Grant pays for pier at parkPhoto courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSA $1 million grant will fund the replacement of the Bay Pier at Fort De Soto Park.CLEARWATER Pinellas County recently announced the award of $1 million in grant funding for the replacement of the Bay Pier at Fort De Soto Park. The funding, provided by the Federal Transit Administrations Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks program, is for alternative transportation in national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. Locally, the funding will provide a new dock for ferry access to the Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge. The grant will fund the first of several construction phases for a new pier and ferry dock and includes design, engineering and initial construction activities. A date has not yet been set for the start of this project. The existing pier will remain open to provide recreational fishing and ferry access to Egmont Key. Visitors are welcome to enjoy both Fort De Soto Park and Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, where they may see threatened gopher tortoises, a wide variety of beautiful shorebirds and scenic white sandy beaches. In January, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $40.8 million for 58 projects over two years that will provide safe, convenient access for visitors to Americas national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, and modernize aging transportation infrastructure. Our nations scenic parklands and protected areas are national treasures attracting millions of visitors each year, said LaHood. Its vitally important to preserve and protect these lands for todays visitors as well as future generations by investing in safe, accessible and environmentally sustainable transportation. The Transit in Parks program was established by Congress to enhance the protection of national parks and federal lands and increase the enjoyment of those visiting them. Administered by the FTA in partnership with the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service, the program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems, such as shuttle buses and bicycle trails, in national parks and public lands. The goals of the program are to conserve natural, historical and cultural resources, and reduce congestion and pollution.The grant will fund the first of several construction phases for a new pier at Fort De Soto park.
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As airplanes arrive and passengers go to the baggage area to claim their luggage, Crimaldi is there to answer any one of dozens of questions they may have, such as: where is their luggage, how do they get a cab or limo, or simply wheres the restrooms. She answers them all with a smiling face and a friendly demeanor. Crimaldi lived in the Chicago area before moving to Florida. She owned and operated her own beauty salon for 16 years before she decided to close it up. She then went to work for a local cosmetics manufacturer. After almost 20 years she decided it was time to retire. It was during a trip to see an aunt who had a condo in Gulfport that the idea of moving to Florida first entered her mind. She enjoyed the warm weather and having a swimming pool right outside the door and not having to deal with the cold weather and shoveling snow. She asked her aunt to let her know if there was ever a unit in her complex that became available. A few weeks later she received a call and Elsie soon found herself a Floridian. Wanting to keep busy and stay active, she found herself looking for something to do. When she discovered she could volunteer at the airport she thought that would be fun and interesting and signed up. She says she has no plans to stop anytime soon. In addition to volunteering at the airport, she is active in her community, as membership chairwoman for the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club as well as an associate member of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. She is also active in her church, the Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Crimaldi encourages others to volunteer, no matter what their age. People dont realize what they can do to stay active and have fun, she said. Instead of sitting, they should get out and volunteer, do something. She believes theres always someone or someplace like a nursing home or the zoo or the airport that could use help. And she notes it doesnt have to take up a lot of a persons time or be physically demanding either. The airports community and media relations director, Michelle Routh, said she values Crimaldi greatly. She is a real asset to the airport and an absolute delight to be around, Routh says, adding that Crimaldi is willing to do whatever is needed, including assisting passengers, cab drivers and even new volunteers. Volunteer helps fliers make smooth landingsPhoto courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSElsie Crimaldi volunteers at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.Voter registration deadline coming for March 13 electionsCLEARWATER The last day to register to vote in the March 13 municipal elections is Feb. 13. Elections are scheduled in Belleair, Belleair Beach, Gulfport, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Seminole and Treasure Island. According to the Supervisor of Elections Office, more than 22,000 mail ballots were scheduled to go out Feb. 7. The ballots must be returned to the Elections Office by March 13. No early voting is scheduled as all of the municipalities, as allowed by state law, opted to allow voting by either mail ballot or at the polls on Election Day only. Residents can request a mail ballot be sent to them by visiting www.votepinellas.com, calling 464VOTE (464-8683), or send an email to absentee@ votepinellas.com.Sites sought for summer food programCLEARWATER When school is out of session, children can receive free meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Facilitated by Pinellas County Health and Human Services, the food program runs from Tuesday, June 12, through Tuesday, Aug. 7. Health and Human Services is currently seeking locations within the county to serve as meal service sites. Recreation and community centers, school sites and day camps throughout Pinellas County can apply for the upcoming food program. At approved sites in low-income areas, meals are provided free to children 18 years of age and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Each site must be approved by the state and meet certain criteria. An agency serving as a site must have not-for-profit status, adequate storage and refrigeration for meals, and meet state and local public health standards. Agencies and organizations that are interested in participating in the summer program must apply by Wednesday, Feb. 29. For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, call Carol McKinney at 464-8439, or visit www.pinellascounty.org/hhs. The program is a federally funded initiative operated nationwide by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered statewide by the Florida Department of Education. In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.A place for everyone at Volunteer ServicesPinellas County Volunteer Services can find a volunteer opportunity for just about anyone, regardless of gift, talent or skill, it is almost guaranteed to be utilized to the fullest. Other opportunities include assisting park rangers in cleaning up the parks (ranging from taking care of litter to removing intrusive vegetation). An opportunity for volunteering as a park amenities inspector is also available for someone who enjoys using tools and fixing things. This volunteer is needed to check for deteriorated hardware, fix broken signs and generally help to straighten up around the park as needed. Weedon Island is another location that has plenty of volunteer opportunities. From assisting in the Education Center, to volunteering as a hike guide, Weedon Island is a prime location to have fun and give back at the same time. For those that have a love for organization, there are many opportunities to help in facilitating information and maintain files. This, Sault said, is one volunteer position that is very important, and people often underestimate how much their organizational skills are needed. Maybe youd rather do something more creative? In that case, there are volunteer opportunities such as painting or CPR training assistance. There is also an opportunity to volunteer as a grants management course developer for someone who understands the grant application process and the proper management of the resulting incoming funds. This is an opportunity to help county government generate revenue. To sign up for volunteer opportunities or to get more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/vol unteerservices.
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To make the roadways safer for everyone, to include law enforcement officers and emergency workers who often work roadside, the Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, Col. David Brierton, announced that FHP is teaming up with two other states to protect emergency workers on roadways. The Florida Highway Patrol, Alabama Department of Public Safety and Georgia State Patrol are uniting during the month of February to focus enforcement and education efforts on the Move Over Law. All too often, a law enforcement officer, paramedic or wrecker operator is seriously injured or killed while they are doing their job because a vehicle drove too close, said Brierton. That is why our law includes protection for all first responders, emergency personnel and wrecker operators. Each of them deserves protection under the law. During the month-long enforcement operation, law enforcement officers will work together along busy highways and interstates to catch Move Over Law violators and others breaking traffic laws. Law enforcement officers will be out in force, issuing citations for violations, so drivers beware. The FHP calls attention to a more recent incident in which Trooper Dave Rodriguez was seriously injured when a vehicle crashed into his motorcycle Jan. 26 in Orlando. According to the FHP report, Rodriguez had just completed a traffic stop and getting back on his motorcycle, which was parked in the emergency lane with its emergency lights activated. For some unknown reason, the Hyundai Sonata driven by Brittany Mikus, 20, of Orlando left the roadway, traveling into the emergency lane, where it struck the rear of the motorcycle. Rodriguez rolled onto the hood of Mikus car, which then struck a 55 mph speed limit sign. Rodriguez ended up in the median of the road with the speed limit sign on top of him. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. No information was given about Rodriguezs injuries or his current condition. July will mark 10 years since Floridas Move Over Law took effect. The law requires motorists, whenever they observe an authorized emergency vehicle or a wrecker parked roadside with flashing emergency lights, to vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on a highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle. If such movement cannot be accomplished safely, or when traveling on a two-lane roadway, the driver must slow down to a speed of 20 mph less than the posted speed limit. Find more details and public service announcements on Floridas Move Over Law visit www.flh smv.gov/SafetyTips. Floridians who travel to other states should know that nearly every state has a Move Over Law. Hawaii and Washington, D.C., are the only areas that do not have a Move Over Law.FHP participates in Move Over enforcement month Photo courtesy FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROLFlorida Highway Patrol Trooper Dave Rodriguezs motorcycle is on its side in the middle of a highway near Orlando Jan. 26 where it landed after being hit by a Hyundai Sonata. Rodriguez suffered serious injuries. He was knocked off his motorcycle and then rolled onto the Sonatas windshield. He ended up in the median of the roadway with a speed limit sign, which was also struck by the Sonata, on top of him. Prior to the crash, Rodriguezs motorcycle had been located in the emergency lane with its emergency lights activated. The FHP is aggressively enforcing the states Move Over Law during the month of February to create more awareness of driver responsibility to use caution when emergency workers and law enforcement personnel are working.County to host mobile collection eventSEMINOLE Pinellas County Solid Waste will host a mobile collection event Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Seminole Home Depot, 10550 Park Blvd. Residents are encouraged to collect hazardous waste items from their home, office or garage, and properly dispose of them at the event. Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county households. Businesses should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling Creative Recycling at 813-621-2319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemicals. Household electronics and chemicals such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, storm sewers or on the ground. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics (e-waste) contain useful materials that can be extracted and recycled, such as aluminum, glass and plastic. As for chemicals, the average household can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemicals around the home over time. For more information on mobile collections, what to bring and what not to bring, or the permanent Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center, call 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty .org/utilities.Longest-serving judge announces retirementCLEARWATER Pasco-Pinellas Circuit Judge Richard A. Luce currently the Sixth Judicial Circuits longest serving judge announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. After being voted in to a Pinellas County judge seat in 1980, Luce was the youngest elected county judge in Florida. In 1987, he was appointed to the Circuit Court bench by then-Gov. Bob Martinez. 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Owners B.G. & Roy Diehl020912 By AMANDA SEBASTIANOCLEARWATER Being able to say shake hands with the opposing team and saying Good game! after a loss, throwing a strike and catching pop flies are just a few of the tools the Clearwater Lady Bombers 14 and under softball team are learning. The girls are preparing to play high school ball and gearing up for scholarships to play in college, said softball dad and Board of Directors Member Mark McEntire. In honor of kicking off the 2012 season, the team had a barbeque on Jan. 28 in Lansbrook Park in Palm Harbor, where the girls got motivated by peptalks from the team manager, the leagues president, the 14-and-under manager Carl Mason, and two-time Olympic softball gold medalist, Michele Smithe. The season essentially lasts all year, Mason said, from January to December, so this is a good way to set a course for the new year with new energy. Smithe stressed the importance of fitness and having goals. A raffle had the girls excited, with prizes ranging from new softball gear to tickets to Smithes softball camp. The Bombers organization consists of eight fastpitch softball teams, which travel and compete around Florida and across the country. The group was established in 1989 as a nonprofit that focused on teaching girls the fundamentals of the sport and the importance of having a positive attitude to bring with them on the field as well as their A-game. Since the league was established, they have made a name for themselves across the country, taking home an array of awards over the years. They have won every major championship east of the Mississippi River and have ranked in the top five in national tournaments from 1992 to 2007. Currently, 230 former Bombers have or are playing softball in college, and in previous years, some were chosen to play on Olympic teams. The softball players range from ages 8 to 18 and come from various parts of the area, as far north as Holiday and New Port Richey. The girls are split into teams, traveling and competing with their same group for years. Once a group starts playing together, the league likes them to stay a team, McEntire said. That way the girls can start working as a team by better understanding how their teammates play. Were all a family and get along really well, Brooke McEntire said. We know all of our strengths and weaknesses from being together so long. In the earlier stages of the program, the girls focus on learning the basics of the game, work on improving their skills and having fun on the field, McEntire said. Once the girls turn 16, they start digging deeper into developing their skills and discovering what paths they will take after high school. The coaches of each team help each player discover their strengths and weaknesses things to work on before college representatives see them. Throughout the time the girls are in the league, they are really growing, Bombers President Tony Grat said. They are learning friendship and teamwork it grows these girls. Players ages 16 to 18 begin their training in hopes of getting recognition from softball scouts who could play significant roles in the future of their careers. The girls play in showcase tournaments, where they are observed and later told if they were chosen to potentially play at universities across the country. Traveling to other states and playing games outside of Florida increases their chances of getting noticed, McEntire said. Typically, girls that play travel ball are offered more scholarships than those who just play in high school, McEntire said.His 13-year-old daughter, Brooke, has been a member of the league since she was in elementary school and is now the pitcher for one of the 14-andunder teams. McEntire spends hundreds of dollars for lessons each month in hopes of his daughter securing a spot on a college softball team in the future. Brooke has been a Lady Bomber for four years, during which time she and her team, along with the seven others in the league, continue to participate in community service. The league hosts a Toys for Tots tournament each year to benefit children in underprivileged families during the holidays a mandatory event for the Bombers, Grat said. The girls also have tag days, car washes and other events at local businesses to help raise money for the upcoming trips; the smaller events help keep the focus on the girls and lets them feel like its still their thing, Mason said. Its important for the girls to stay active in the community; its not just about playing softball, McEntire agreed. In 2012, the girls will be playing in various tournaments, such as two World Series, weeklong trips and a California tournament later on in the year. Though the girls are anxious to have some fun in the California sun if they can work it around their hectic game schedule, the trip is estimated to cost each player about $2,000. The chunk will cover meals, airfare and hotels. Local trips where staying in a hotel isnt necessary, are estimated at $500 a player. The organization is a 501c3 certified nonprofit, meaning the teams will benefit directly from any donations given to the league, McEntire said. The funds will go toward travel expenses for the players and equipment, such as the three uniforms needed per player during the World Series 7-day stretch thats 33 extra uniforms for one tournament alone, an expensive hobby McEntire said. Those interested in making a donation, call Mark McEntire at 459-6321, or email realestatemac@aol .com. Clearwater softball team excels on and off the fieldPhoto courtesy of MARK McENTIREClearwater Bomber Sammi Grat hits a triple during a game last season.
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Their identities revealed a 2:1 ratio of babes to bulls. A lone dolphin is twice as likely to be a female as a male, something that surprised me, but about equally likely to be an adolescent like Bora and a proven female (dolphin moms). Consequently, the odds are that Bora is a female. By the way, so was the lone beachcomber who opened our story.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at email@example.com or visit her website www.dolphinsuperstore.com. Read her Dolphin Watch column weekly at www. TBNweekly.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299.Wholly absorbed, the young beachcomber meandered and dabbled along a stretch of beach, empty, save for myself who passed by without pause or comment. Its rare to see just one person on sugar-white Florida beaches with weather this good. It reminded me of the lone dolphin that Capt. John Heidemann and I encountered one fine winter day not long ago. We were heading out of a hidden cove in our study area when the silhouette of a diving dolphin materialized in the distance. Between an adult and calf in size, it was impossible to tell whether the lone adolescent was male or female. We decided to call it Bora, a name without implication of gender. Bora systematically searched the middle of the cove where the currents had mounded a rounded mesa of sand, treacherously hidden by the guiltless surface. We ambled along its edges to stay out of Boras way. Like the lone beachcomber, its rare to find a dolphin by itself in our study area. Rarer still are days when our entire sea circuit yields just one dolphin altogether. There is one such solo dolphin day for about every 40 more fruitful surveys. Further testament to the rarity of solo dolphin days is that were twice as likely to run the entire route without finding any dolphins at all, though this too is blessedly rare at less than 4 percent of the 890 surveys weve completed to date. What a testimonial to the precious richness of our local waters! The communal nature of dolphins is so axiomatic that there are three equally accurate terms for their assemblies: pod, school, or group. Even the existence of synonyms makes a solo dolphin day distinctive in its rarity. At sea, pelagic dolphin schools number in the hundreds to tens of thousands of individual animals. In contrast, the pairs, quintets, or pods of a dozen we commonly see in the estuary are understandably modest in comparison. School sizes (vast herds versus pairs) reflect a yin yang ecological relationship between the open or closed nature of an environment and the size of animal groups that it typically supports. Wide-open spaces support gigantic groups of animals. This not only includes the colossal dolphin schools out at sea. It also includes the bison herds that thundered by for days on the American plains of old as well as todays horizon-to-horizon herds of wildebeest on African plains. In contrast, closed environments support small groups of animals. Examples of closed environments at sea, otherwise an apparent misnomer, are sections of the Intracoastal Waterways. These sinuous saltwater mazes of connected rivers, bays and canals interior of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico seaboards enable vessels to travel without entering the open sea. Their twists and turns make it difficult for large groups of animals to stay in touch, to say nothing of finding enough to eat. This is reflected in the first and second most common number of total dolphins we see per survey, five and 14, respectively. Bora was new to our photo-ID catalogue, where I categorized it with the other distinct dolphins for the small deep notch near the top of its dorsal fin, compliments of a close encounter with a shark. The notchs state of repigmentation suggested Bora had had its run-in about the time Americans were decorating their Christmas trees this recent holiday season. Shark encounters are occupational hazards that seem likely to account for the glaring rarity of lone dolphins. Safety in numbers, you know. But theyre a working example of the push-pull of competing realities, like pelicans trying to feed in a hurricane (Dolphin Watchs Over-thinking it is not thinking it over). Unlike the lone beachcomber, Bora covered a lot of ground during extended submergences as if in single-minded search. This is typical of lone dolphins this size, whose goal seems to be to eat asPhoto by ANN WEAVERLone dolphins are a rarity in our local waters, and days in which we find only one dolphin even rarer. Here, a lone dolphin scans its watery world as much for friends as for foes.This weeks full moon tides should offer anglers some good options for a variety of species. Everything from silver and speckled trout to pompano and sheepshead can be sought after on any given day. Since the opening of seatrout last month weve had consistent numbers of quality sized trout on nearly every outing, but it was the last full moon phase that really sticks out, where we saw some absolute banner days. As we approach this weeks full moon, look for these big aggregations of trout to move up shallow, especially on the late afternoon incoming tide, around most all of the spoil islands throughout the ICW.Typically, catching a pompano would be a bonus catch or maybe even considered a fluke while trout fishing, however, the past weeks weve almost come to expect it. Those same shell bottom shoals that the big seatrout prefer make for great pompano spots as well. These tasty speedsters will definitely eat a free-lined shrimp, but weve been catching far more on the jigs. Bouncing the jig right on the bottom will kick up puffs of sand that drive the pompano crazy. Silver trout fishing was spectacular this past week; easterly winds kept the near-shore waters calm allowing for perfect conditions for silver trout fishing. Targeting the beaches from Indian Rocks southward to Redington Shores, the schools of silvers were easily marked on the sonar with the most consistent depth being around 14 feet. These schools can often be huge, allowing anglers to either drift fish or anchor up and cast. Our best lure has been a Gulp! Three-inch shrimp in pearl white rigged on a quarter ounce jig head. Most of the trout have been 12 to 14 inches with the occasional 16 incher mixed in. This weeks full moon should have the sheepshead preparing to spawn. Masses of sheepshead will make their migration toward near shore structures all throughout Tampa Bay as well as reefs and rock piles just off our beaches. Also look for inland bridges and pass jetties to really start to load up with huge populations of sheepshead over the next couple of weeks. Anglers should target the sheepies with small pieces of fresh shrimp or fiddler crabs. Its always a good idea to do some chumming with some fresh barnacles that you can scrape from any of the pilings at low tide.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.Sierra Club to meetCLEARWATER The Sierra Club will present Transforming the Suncoast for Healthier Air on Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwaters Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road. Dependence on cars, trucks and the oil they run on does more than cause traffic jams its the main reason why Pinellas and Pasco counties suffer from surprisingly unhealthy air. At this special meeting of the Sierra Club, attendees will learn how to be a part of the Suncoast Florida Healthy Air Team. Call Phil Compton at 824-8813, ext. 303.Volunteers sought for preserve cleanup LARGO The city of Largo along with Cub Scout Pack 404 and Troop 404 will host a community cleanup Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to noon, at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE. Scouts and volunteers will help clean up waterways, remove debris, trim bushes and spruce up the park with mulch. Refreshments will be provided with a hot dog lunch following at noon. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and any garden tools they wish. A limited number of tools will be provided. For information or to sign up as a volunteer, call 586-7415.Philippe to host nature walkSAFETY HARBOR A guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, Feb. 18, 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. Reservations will be accepted through the Friday prior to the hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 669-1947 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Golf tourney benefits fallen officersCLEARWATER The 2nd annual Baitinger/Yaslowitz Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive. Shotgun starts are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The charge per golfer is $125 and includes range balls, golf and food and must be paid in advance. Sgt. Thomas Baitinger and K-9/TAC Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz, two St. Petersburg police officers, were killed in the line of duty Jan. 24, 2011. The tournament benefits the Fallen Officers Fund. To register for the golf tournament or more information, call the Sun Coast PBA at 532-1722. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Full moon should bring good fishing Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Lone beachcomber beats odds
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Clearwater 727-443-0993 Saturday, February 18th 11-2pm SAVE THE DATE!Book Signing ofBuji and MeThe true story by animal behavorist, trainer & author Wendy KellyBuji and Me, is a heart-warming story about the plight of a rescued dog and a twist of fate that is destined to change her life forever.020912 Pet Safari Visit us at PetSafari.com All Your Pets Needs Under One Woof!Pick up your food & supplies when you pick up your best friend! Frontline& AdvantageQuality pet food & supplies you can afford! Lowest Price, Expert Grooming and Care in Pinellas Park $5 OFFGrooming of Dog or CatMust present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Exp. 02/29/12Pet Supply Purchase of $10 or moreMust present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Exp. 02/29/1220%OFFWhitneys Grooming & Pet Supplies727.527-PETS7148 49th St. N. Pinellas Park After Work Hours Available*References upon request. facebook.com/whitneysgrooming 020912 8578 Park Blvd., Seminolewww.LakeSeminoleAH.comHOURS: Mon. 7am-6pm, Tues. 7am-7pm, Wed.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 8am-1pm CareCredit (727) 393-4644 Dr. Michael Rumore Dr. Suzanne BrittonThank you to Pinellas County for voting for us in The Readers Choice Awards! Devoted to more wags and purrs. Dr. Zoe Wilkinson..111011 GraceGrace is a 5-year-old pit bull terrier mix (possibly with Great Dane) who weighs 70 pounds. Even though shes a big girl, she is very obedient to commands and easy to walk on a leash. Found as a stray, shes looking for a new forever family. If you bring this article with you to Pinellas County Animal Services, Grace can be adopted for just $25. Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/ani malservices/petfind.htm.Suncoast Animal League to host Mutt MarchDUNEDIN The Suncoast Animal League will host its 6th Annual Mutt March on Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Highlander Park in Dunedin. This years event will include a Mardi Gras-themed pet pledge walk with great prizes for the most money raised, a pet float contest, the Fido Idol dog singing contest, Doggie Project Runway costume contest, Dancing with the Paws contest, pet-themed vendors, breed rescue groups, adoptable dogs and puppies, live and silent auctions, Tampa Bay Rays tickets, a kids area, pup art, glamour shots, beer, food court with vegetarian and vegan selections, and a Ride 4 the Animals cycling event at 8 a.m. Call the Suncoast Animal League at 786-1330 or visit www.suncoastanimalleague.org.Save Our Strays needs foster homesSave Our Strays, Inc. a no-kill, all-volunteer organization that finds homes for abandoned cats is dealing with a disposable cat dilemma; cats that have been adopted and now are being returned for any number of reasons. The organization is seeking volunteers willing to foster these displaced cats while they await their forever homes. Foster participants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. They are also looking for families that will provide a home for older cats that are likely not adoptable. In these cases, Save Our Strays pays for any required veterinary expenses. Call 481-5262 for details. Eye-to-eyeAlopecia, a 5-year-old hairless Sphynx cat owned by Carol Valbuena of Clearwater, checks out a visitor at the window. Alopecia likes to sleep under the covers and always meets Carol at the door when she gets home. She loves a good belly rub and, like most cats, rules the roost. As our pet photo winner for February, Alopecia wins a $25 gift certificate to Largo Feed. The March photo winner will receive a pencil sketch of the winning pet from Murals for Mutts, valued at $30. Send your precious pet photos to csouthmayd@TBN weekly.com.It is time to focus on our pets teeth this month, but in reality we should be focusing on our pets teeth every day. Routine preventive home dental care is essential to the health of every pet. Good preventive care will not only make your pets breath better, it will decrease the risk of heart, liver and kidney disease as well. Preventive dental care will minimize the severity of plaque formation, gingivitis, periodontitis, and the pain and tooth loss that can accompany dental disease. Many of our pets have some degree of dental disease because brushing our pets teeth is easier said than done. Brushing your pets teeth is still the gold standard when it comes to home dental care. If brushing is too difficult, there are many products available that can help keep your pets teeth and gums healthy longer in between dental cleanings. Some of these are C.E.T. dental chews, enzymatic pet toothpaste, oral hygiene rinses, dental cleansing pads, water additives, oral care diets (Hills Prescription t/d), barrier sealants, plaque sprays, and dental treats. When brushing teeth, it is important to focus on the upper back cheek teeth, the smaller front teeth between the canine (fang) teeth (especially in small breed dogs), and the upper canine teeth at the gum line The mechanical action of brushing, when combined with the enzymatic action of pet toothpaste, provides exceptional results. Brushing will be more effective the more frequently it is done. Daily is best, but any brushing is better than none. Be sure to use pet toothpaste. It has an appealing flavor and is not harmful if swallowed. Begin by placing a small amount of pet toothpaste on your finger and let your dog or cat taste it. Most pets like the taste. Do this for a few days consecutively. Gently rub your pets teeth and gums with the toothpaste for the next several sessions. Take it slow and be patient. You dont have to do all the teeth in one sitting. After your pet becomes accustomed to this, you can either use a small finger brush or a soft small childs toothbrush. The most important areas to reach are the outer surfaces (cheek side) of all the teeth. The inner surfaces are not as important as the outer surfaces because the pets tongue usually keeps them fairly clean. Remember, it is OK for your pet to swallow some pet toothpaste, but human toothpaste has too much fluoride and could make your pet ill.The following are products that may help you maintain a healthy mouth on your pet in between dental cleanings: Hills Prescription Diet T/D or Hills Science Diet Oral Care contain kibbles designed to crumble once the entire tooth sinks into the kibble rather than just the tip of the tooth. Due to this special design of the kibbles, more surface area of the teeth is being cleaned. These diets also provide pets with an appropriate restriction of calcium and protein, which are components of tartar. Fed as a complete diet, it will be like having your pets teeth brushed a little every day, and most pets really like it! C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse is an option for pets that are frequently prone to periodontal disease but will not accept the brushing of their teeth. This rinse is applied with a curved tip applicator that is attached to a bottle containing two key ingredients to inhibit plaque and calculus maturation. It also gives your pet fresher, clean smelling breath. C.E.T. Aquadent is a drinking water additive developed by veterinary dental specialists. This product contains xylitol; therefore it is very important to follow the dilution directions as indicated on the bottle. If you have more than one dog that shares a water bowl then you should dose it for the smallest dog in the household so toxicity does not occur. C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Chews are a great way to provide dental care to your pet between brushings. They are beef hide treats that are impregnated with an antiseptic called chlorhexidene. The plaque fighting action of the chlorhexidene and the natural abrasive action of the beef hide will help to cleanse the teeth as your pet chews. We always recommend supervision of your pet when they are given these chews. They come in all different sizes. The treats for cats are not beef hides but are freeze dried tubular treats. OraVet is a plaque prevention system for dogs and cats. It provides a barrier sealant on the teeth so plaque, bacteria, and tartar will not adhere as quickly. After a dental cleaning, we place a concentrated attracting substance to your pets teeth. Then a kit is sent home for you to apply to the teeth once a week. This home Oravet substance is then attracted to the concentrate we already put on the teeth to maintain the barrier weekly. Brushing is still okay to do even with the use of this product. Sanos is a more permanent barrier sealant that is placed only at the gum line and lasts up to six months. This helps to decrease the plaque that develops so frequently at the gum line. As you can see, there are many options to help keep your pets mouth healthy; however, dental cleanings are still necessary. We are required to have our teeth professionally cleaned every six months even when we brush at least twice daily. Every pet is different as far as how fast tartar and disease will develop so rely on your veterinarian to tell you when a dental cleaning is needed. Smaller breed dogs and cats will most likely need dental cleanings more frequently than larger breed dogs. Look for discounts this month on dental cleanings at your local veterinary hospital. Kim Donovan, D.V.M., is an associate veterinarian and medical director at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital in Seminole with 14 years experience and a special interest in feline medicine and dermatology.Looking for a homeDuncan and DudleyDuncan and Dudley are gray tabby brothers who were born in April 2003. They are very close and will need to be adopted together. They have been in a Save Our Strays foster home since mid-January and they are friendly, relaxed, and loving. Call Save Our Strays Inc. at 481-5262 for information on adopting Duncan and Dudley. DeuceDeuce is a handsome retriever mix who is not quite 1 year old, but is quite a big boy. He loves to give kisses and speak. He is a sweetheart who loves other dogs and humans. He has a playful personality and a heart of gold. Adopt Deuce at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590 in Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit www.humane societyofpinellas.org.BanditBandit is a 1-year-old black and white male kitty. He is very sweet, friendly, gentle and loving. He gets along well with other cats. He is neutered and current on his vaccinations. For more information on adopting Bandit, call Pat at Second Chance for Strays, Inc. at 535-9154. Visit www.sec ondchanceforstrays.petfin der.com.Dig this Speaking of PetsKim Donovan, D.V.M February is National Pet Dental Month
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A 2nd generation of physicians, Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Convenient Locations to Better Serve You. Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404East Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 www.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. 060211Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE Pinellas Internal Medicine Associatesis proud to WelcomeDr. Sarah Digby, D.O.Providing personal and professional care, Specializing in Adult Medicine for patients age 18 and older.Now Accepting New PatientsWe accept Medicare, Preferred Care, Universal and All Major Insurances. Affiliated with Morton Plant, Largo Medical and Northside Hospitals. Pinellas Internal Medicine Associates 727-544-83008130 66th Street North, Suite 1 Pinellas Park112411 011212 Largo Foot and Ankle Center1680 West Bay Drive, Largo, FL727-586-3668Toenail Fungus?Laser Solution!Request a complimentary consultation!Call 727-586-3668Laser Nail Fungus Treatment kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons e-edition.TBNweekly.com(Requires one time FREE Registration)Get Them All ... Online Thousands of dental emergencies from injuries, to a painful, abscessed tooth take place every day. Would you know what to do if your child broke a tooth or had a tooth knocked out while playing outdoors? What if you had a bad toothache in the middle of the night and couldnt get to the dentist until the next day? Knowing what to do can lessen the pain and save a tooth that might otherwise be lost. Keep your dental office phone number and an emergency phone number where the dentist can be reached after hours with other emergency numbers, such as your family doctor and fire and police departments. Some families post these numbers on the refrigerator door or inside a kitchen cabinet door near the phone. Call the dentist immediately for instructions on how to handle a dental emergency. Toothache: Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to remove any food or other debris that may be caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth. This could burn gum tissue. If the toothache persists, try to see the dentist. Dont rely on painkillers. They may temporarily relieve pain, but your dentist should evaluate the condition. Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth: Try to find the tooth! This may not be as easy as you think if the injury took place on a playground, basketball court or while skateboarding, so try to stay calm. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse the root in water if the tooth is dirty. Dont scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If its possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket while you head to the dentist. Time is critical for successful reimplantation, so try to get to your dentist immediately. Broken tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the outside of the cheek to help reduce the swelling. Tongue or lip bites or wounds: Clean the area gently with a clean cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding cant be controlled, go to a hospital emergency room or clinic. You may be able to reduce bleeding from the tongue by pulling it forward and using gauze to put pressure on the wound. Objects caught between teeth: Try to gently remove the object with dental floss. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you cant dislodge the object with floss, contact your dentist. Possible broken jaw: Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Get to a hospital emergency room immediately.Dr. Paul Rodeghero, a 1983 graduate of Ohio State University Dental School, practices at Clearwater Family Dental, 706 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.Are you prepared for a major dental emergency?Morton Plant opens valve clinicCLEARWATER As part of its commitment to providing advanced, top quality heart care, Morton Plant Hospital recently opened its Valve Clinic for the treatment of complex heart valve disorders such as aortic stenosis. Staffed by a multidisciplinary team of diagnostic and interventional cardiologists, as well as cardiothoracic surgeons, Morton Plant Hospitals new Valve Clinic has created a collaborative approach to specialize in the treatment of complex heart valve disorders. The clinic is believed to be the first of its kind in the region offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary methodology. Through the valve clinic, we are combining the expertise of cardiovascular surgeons, diagnostic cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and other cardiac care experts to develop comprehensive care and treatment plans for our patients, said John Ofenloch, M.D., FACS, in a press release. Ofenloch is a cardiothoracic surgeon and physician member of the Morton Plant Hospital Valve Clinic team. It is the team approach with physicians partnering together across specialties that truly makes the difference. The Valve Clinic will be the first step for patients with severe aortic stenosis who may be candidates for the newest breakthrough in treatment, the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure. One of the key benefits for patients is that working with this team can potentially help determine the most effective diagnosis and treatment strategy, said Douglas Spriggs, M.D., interventional cardiologist and one of the physician members of the Valve Clinic team. Aortic stenosis is a disease process that affects the aortic valve. In late stages of the disease, this valve does not properly open and close. This often limits a patients physical activity and possibly even hinders their ability to perform daily activities.Hearing loss seminar setST. PETERSBURG Island Audiology will sponsor a free educational seminar on hearing loss on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m., at Loraines Academy, 1012 58th St. N. Heidi Roberts, Au.D., will discuss hearing loss, advances in hearing technology and communication strategies for the hearing impaired. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 3298683. Dental mattersDr. Paul Rodeghero
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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563Redington Beach no fun?Editor: Should Redington Beachs proposed new law prohibiting skateboards on public rights of way address all activity in the street: basketball, roller skating, bicycling, tricycles, hopscotch, walking, dog walking? How will you feel when your grandchildren wont visit you because Redington Shores is no fun? Trespassing is trespassing! There are already proven laws in place; report it and let the Indian Shores Police department handle it. On an economic note, The Shore Line Skate Shop is a taxpayer that has filled one of our vacant storefronts and created a few jobs. Putting them out of business is just un-American. Allen Ahern Redington ShoresUnhappy trails Editor: I have read your article, Hundreds of exotic trees removed from Pinellas Trail, and would like to add my voice with those who are displeased (mild way of putting it) with what Progress Energy is doing to the flora along our trail. As someone who enjoys walking and biking the trail, I was horrified as I watched contractors hacking down beautiful, healthy, non-invasive, trees that do not threaten the power lines in any way. If Progress Energy had a forward-looking progressive plan for Florida, perhaps they could spend their money and efforts burying the power lines. There would never be a transmission line sagging issue, we would hurricane proof our power infrastructure, and beautify our environment in the process. Joan Iannotti Redington BeachQuestions on fluoride for Pinellas ParkEditor: We are very grateful that Pinellas County Utilities, from whom Pinellas Park purchases water as a wholesale customer, no longer adds fluoride to its water supply. We would like the Pinellas Park city council and staff to consider some very important questions: Is fluoride a byproduct of nuclear waste or isnt it? Does fluoride cause teeth (and perhaps bones) to darken or turn brown or gray? Does fluoride cause hardening of the arteries or maybe even the brain? Isnt it true that any beneficial effect of fluoride for the young is far outweighed by the negative long-term effects on people and animals? Is it not true that most adults and elderly of all socioeconomic levels are affected by gum diseases by varying degrees such as gingivitis and periodontal disease not by tooth decay per se? $108,000 for one time infrastructure cost is a high price to pay for causing all Pinellas Park residents to ingest a questionable, hazardous chemical which leads to many adverse health effects over a period of time, as has already been proved in many, many cases. Also, that socalled one-time infrastructure cost could be misleading since fluoride is a corrosive chemical and those tanks would have to be replaced periodically. $71,000 is a large sum of money to pay for a hazardous chemical such as fluoride on a yearly basis, a cost that could rise annually. Will you have to add one or more persons at the utility plant whose salary/salaries would add to the total cost? We respectfully ask the council to carefully consider these facets as well as others and vote no to adding fluoride to the wonderful water supply of Pinellas County. Dawn Strickland Sharon Marth Pinellas Park Editors note: The city of Pinellas Park did later clarify that the $71,000 annual cost would include personnel. The Pinellas Park council passed a resolution on Jan. 26 authorizing the fluoridation of city water but agreed to wait until July for potential state funding.Message mutedEditor: I have always thought that Wayne Ayers was professional, objective and thorough in his reporting of political events in the Beacon. However, I was disappointed when, in his article in the Feb. 2 edition of the Beacon, he characterized my comments to the Madeira Beach Commission during a recent meeting as offering a long list of complaints against the commissions actions. In truth I feel my criticisms did not constitute a long list as suggested. I stated I felt first the board acted too often in their own self-interests and not in the interest of the residents of MB. Second I criticized the board for actions that resulted in the loss of over 125 years of municipal administrative experience that had served our city well and third that the boards actions amounted to micro management of city affairs when their concern should be macro managing. In view of the commissions actions I would consider this a short list. My real concern is that those reading the article will come away with the opinion my message was negative. Had the article gone on to comment on the positive aspects I am sure they would see my presentation more clearly and have a better grasp of what I hoped to accomplish. I suggested the commission begin looking outside the box as a way to make MB a better place to live and that this is what the citizens had in mind when they elected them. This is what leaders do. They know the wheels are in motion to take care of tomorrow and next week leaving them free to plan for next year and five and 10 years from now. I suggested examples of what they should be thinking about and planning for. I mentioned taking steps to bring natural gas lines into the neighborhood offering residents less expensive and cleaner fuel. I suggested looking for ways to encourage a new conduit system for delivering utilities before the existing system crumbles. I suggested development of a comprehensive park development plan to take advantage of the wonderful resources available to us. I realize Wayne referred to my negative comments only as a means to illustrate the fact I had not criticized the recent hiring of the new city manager, which he viewed as a positive. However, by using this example, he tended to mute my message. Robert Shaw Madeira BeachPreserve the BiltmoreEditor: If the town of Belleair is to maintain its historic status, then the coliseum of Belleair (Belleview Biltmore Hotel) must be preserved and restored at all costs. You, the citizens of Belleair, must be vigilant and stern in your perseverance to thwart all attempts to alter the historic designation of the hotel and its grounds. It is the Belleview Biltmore site that makes the town unique an outstanding location to reside in and retain its place among all the historic sites throughout the United States of America. Citizens of Belleair, it is your duty to maintain Belleairs place in the historical archives of our county, state and country. Your voice must be heard and adhered to by the towns officials who are elected to do your bidding. A. Vacca BelleairLETTERS What to do about the Strait of Hormuz?The White House and Pentagon keep pestering me with questions about the Strait of Hormuz. What do you think we should do, Bob? What are our options? The reason Im consulted is that, as far as I know, Im one of the few weekly columnists on the west coast of Florida who has actually sailed through the Strait of Hormuz. Pretty impressive, dont you think? I steamed through the Strait early in 1952 aboard a luxury liner disguised as a U.S. Navy destroyer. We had spent the previous six months lobbing five-inch explosive shells onto the Korean peninsula, as part of U.S. foreign policy to prevent the takeover of the entire world by Communism. As you know, we succeeded, although it took the lives of 37,000 Americans to do it. On our way back to the USA my ship visited Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and the Persian Gulf, via the Strait of Hormuz. As we passed through the Strait, I had a strange dream. In it, a thick-waisted, white-haired, horny politician named Klute or Nute, something like that, was sworn in as president of the USA because of his willingness to go to war to keep the Strait under the control of rightthinking Christians and their allies. Ive often wondered what the dream meant. The first thing you may ask is, What is the meaning of the word Hormuz? Answer: Jake Hormuz was the sentry who, in 1209 A.D., warned his fellow Persians that Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes were coming to destroy all of western civilization. Sadly, no one paid any attention to Jake, and everyone died. But his descendants later honored Jake by naming a strait after him. Your next question is, What, exactly, is a strait? Answers: (A) A strait is a person who is sexually attracted to the opposite gender from what he/she is; and (B) a narrow body of water between two land masses. Why is the Strait of Hormuz important? Because so many oil tankers pass through it, on their way to refineries that manufacture lotions and skin creams to keep women of the world looking free of wrinkles. Without these oil-based beauty products, women would refuse to leave their homes, thus allowing men full control of the world and thereby screwing it up even worse than it already is. Why is Iran threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz? Because Iran is angry at the USA for opposing Irans reported attempts to develop nuclear bombs. The USA fears Iran might not be as peace loving and agreeable as other nations that possess such bombs.These serene, trustworthy nuclear nations include Russia, the USA, Great Britain, France, Pakistan, China, India and North Korea. As you know, none of these governments have ever displayed aggressiveness or instability. Add to that list the placid, conciliatory state of Israel, which is believed to own nuclear weaponry but so far hasnt used it because Israels conventional military forces are able to easily convert their enemies into six-day-old matzo balls. Lets reverse the picture: If Iran were the most powerful nation on earth and the USA wanted to join the nuclear club, would we secretly develop our own bombs, as Iran now seems to be doing? Of course not. Nor would any other country. Thats why so many governments are displeased with Iran: it is violating the gentlemanly code of decent behavior, much as our own colonial ruffians did in Boston back in 1773 when they tossed all that British tea into the harbor. Two years later they shot large holes in the backsides of British troops at Concord and Lexington. Outrageous responses, dont you think? How can Iran dare to do something as insolent as attempting to level the nuclear playing field? So what is likely to happen in the Strait of Hormuz this year? One possibility is that an Italian cruise ship will enter the strait, strike a reef, capsize and thereby block all further shipping for the next 16 years. This will cause oil and gasoline prices to skyrocket. Detroit and its auto industry will disappear. Half of the worlds people who use oil to heat their homes will freeze. And who will be blamed for all of this? Silly question. Barack Obama, of course. A more cheerful scenario is this one: A genius out in Silicon Valley will discover a method of shipping oil via email, Wi-Fi, Facebook and Twitter, rather than aboard ponderous oil tankers. This renders the Strait of Hormuz not worth worrying about. Iran goes on to develop six atomic bombs, but one night they are stolen by Israeli commandoes dressed like Buddhist monks. Iran declares war on Tibet. China invades and conquers Iran, and everyone goes home happy.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Drivers SeatBob Driver Making a case for Mitt RomneyYears ago a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie Waynes World had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles. For instance, early in the film, Wayne says: Shyeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt! The Spanish subtitles read: Yes, when judgment day comes. Needless to say, something was lost in translation. This, in a nutshell, is Mitt Romneys biggest problem. A late immigrant to conservatism, Romney doesnt speak the language naturally. He shares traits with both Al Gore, whose stiffness bordered on the animatronic, and George H.W. Bush, whose contempt for the song-and-dance of elections was transparent. Gore tried to compensate for his inadequacies by shouting, like an ugly American who thinks a foreigner will understand him if he only talks louder. Bush fell back on recitations of patriotic slogans and the generosity of providence that delivered Michael Dukakis as an opponent. Romney hasnt cracked the problem yet. He speaks conservatism as a second language, and his mastery of the basic grammar of politics is often spotty as well. The examples at this point are beyond numerous enough to establish that most toxic of media fixations: a narrative. Journalists like typecasting politicians. Sarah Palin could announce shes solved pi to the last digit and reconciled all of the inconsistencies in the TV show Lost, and the New York Times would still call her an idiot. Gore could kill a man in a bar fight with a broken pool cue, and hed still be a cold fish. Many conservatives argue that Romneys stiffness is a superficial objection, and that hes a solid conservative who can appeal to moderates and independents. Other conservatives think Romneys lack of fluency is a real problem, not because it proves hes faking his conservatism but because it would put him at a severe disadvantage in the general election in the same way authentic but stiff liberals like Gore and John Kerry suffered from their inability to comfortably interface with carbon-based life. And others simply think Romneys a big faker. Its this last group of anti-Romney holdouts Id like to address. First, let me say: I feel your pain. The Tea Party arose in no small part out of a delayed allergic reaction to the rhetorical and, to a lesser extent, policy problems of George W. Bushs presidency and the deep resentment that came with having to vote for John McCain in 2008. These disappointments were visited upon the conservative base by something the naysayers (often problematically) call the Republican establishment. After what seems like an eternity under Obama, and with the raised expectations from the Tea Partys earlier successes, conservatives are extremely reluctant to settle or compromise simply on the say-so of the establishment. For good reasons and bad, Romney seems like a compromise. And no matter how begrudgingly a conservative comes to accept the reality of Romneys nomination, the diehards immediately proclaim any support for Romney to be proof of membership in the establishment. In fact, it seems like the best definition of a Republican establishment member these days is simply someone who has made peace with his disappointment prematurely. Let me try to offer some solace. Even if Romney is a Potemkin conservative (a claim I think has merit but is also exaggerated), there is an instrumental case to be made for him: It is better to have a president who owes you than to have one who claims to own you. A President Romney would be on a very short leash. A President Gingrich would probably chew through his leash in the first 10 minutes of his presidency and wander off into trouble. If elected, Romney must follow through for conservatives and honor his vows to repeal ObamaCare, implement Rep. Paul Ryans agenda, and stay true to his pro-life commitments. Moreover, Romney is not a man of vision. He is a man of duty and purpose. He was told to fix health care in ways Massachusetts would like. He was told to fix the 2002 Olympics. He was told to create Bain Capital. He did it all. The man does his assignments. In this light, voting for Romney isnt a betrayal, its a transaction. No, thats not very exciting or reassuring for those whod sooner see monkeys fly out their nethers than compromise again. But such a bargain may just be necessary before judgment day comes.Jonah Goldberg is editor-at-large of National Review Online and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You can write to him in care of this newspaper or by email at JonahsColumn@aol.com, or via Twitter @Jon ahNRO.If elected, Romney must follow through for conservatives and honor his vows to repeal ObamaCare, implement Rep. Paul Ryans agenda, and stay true to his pro-life commitments. Jonah Goldberg 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. E-mails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. 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Winter Rates$16 Walk $22 Ride Every Day 012612Exp. 2/28/12$10 Walk $16 Ride After 2pm CAI Suncoast names 2012 president-electST. PETERSBURG Cascie Rich, director of management services at Rampart Properties, was recently named presidentelect for the Community Associations Institute, Suncoast Chapter. The president-elect, in the absence of the president, shall preside at all meetings and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the president or the board of directors. Rich has been in the community management profession for nearly 20 years, serving as regional manager, senior manager, onsite manager and portfolio manager. Most recently, she was named Portfolio Manager of the Year in 2011 from Rampart. During her time at Rampart, Rich worked to obtain the professional designations of association management specialist, awarded by Community Associations Institute; and certified manager of community associations, awarded by the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers. She is currently working toward a professional community association manager designation.Women in Business expo plannedLARGO The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will host its Women in Business Expo after hours event Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4 to 7:30 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. More than 40 regional businesses will be featured at the event. A limited number of showcase tables are still available as well as sponsorship opportunities. Admission to the event is free. Attendees are welcome to bring business cards for networking. Festivities will include door prizes, giveaways, presentations and free food sampling. Golden Glow Medical Spa, Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic are presenting sponsors. Call 584-2321. By WAYNE AYERSBELLEAIR BLUFFS A sluggish economy is not stopping one local business from moving ahead with a major renovation. Surf and Turf Market on West Bay Drive is undergoing a complete makeover, in both physical appearance and concept. Everything you see is going to change. It is going to be a brand new store, promised Chef Michael Bennett. Between February and May, customers will see a stage-by-stage transformation of the meat, produce and gourmet food market into a total meal preparation center, Chef Michael said. The emphasis will be on inventive, tasty, healthier foods and methods of preparation, using local ingredients, organic where possible. Customers will be coached on the art of cooking, with all the ingredients at hand, or be able to select packaged home meal replacements, ready to grab and go. Local is the key operating word behind the concept, and Chef Michael used the term repeatedly in describing his plans. Locally raised and harvested produce, available seasonally, will come right out of the farm. Local seafood catches and Florida-raised meat will be featured. Meal and wine tastings and an in-house cafe will contribute to a communal setting where locals can meet, visit, shop and eat. We want people to experience the art of cooking, and make it enjoyable, Chef Michael said. Theres the social aspect as well come in, see your friends here. Taste the food were specializing in, try it, like it, and learn all about it. The centerpiece of the new architecture will be a demonstration kitchen and open grill where people can pick up food, talk to the chef, and learn the hows and whys of food preparation. A goal, Chef Michael said, is to make everybodys life a little easier at home. Open grill hours will be expanded to noon-7 p.m. daily, he said. Kiosks are planned where customers can taste foods, learn how to cook them, and get all the ingredients to make it work. The focus will be on food that is tasty, but good for you, he said. That includes healthier choices with less fat and a lot less cholesterol. The current large selection of wines and cheeses is only going to get better, Chef Michael promised. Customers will see wine and food pairings, and learn which wines go best with what foods. Right now, before the renovation construction begins, Chef Michael and his assistants are revamping the food selection. An ongoing array of new dishes is being created and prepared for customers to try. Were introducing new things, testing out new dishes every day, and getting feedback on what people like, he said. The renovation work is scheduled to begin in early February, with completion in May, coinciding with the Surf and Turf Markets fifth anniversary in Belleair Bluffs. The store will remain open during construction, with the actual work being done off-hours and behind temporary walls so customer impact will be minimized. A name change for the operation will be coming too, Chef Michael said, to one more fitted to its new role in the community. Scott and Janis Swanson, seasonal residents from Chicago, recently discovered the Surf and Turf Market, and were making a return visit. After tasting samples of a pork ragout and tiramisu being introduced by Chef Michael, both agreed, We love it. They have the best quality, real restaurant quality food, said Scott. We plan to be back several times a week, added Janis.Surf and Turf Market gets makeover Photo by NANCY AYERSChef Michael Bennett of Surf and Turf Market in Belleair Bluffs displays the new layout featuring a large central island with a demonstration kitchen on one end. A caf is included in the new design. Photo by BONNIE TREMBULAKThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Nutrizone at 13817 Walsingham Road, Largo, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.Nutrizone opens Biz notes Biz notes
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Colgan, Esq.firstname.lastname@example.org 8640 Seminole Boulevard Seminole, FL 33772Weekend & Evening Appointments Available.100611397-5571 We are a debt relief agency. We help people le for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. (866)224-9233020912 020912 010512Celebrating 30 Years of Professional UNITED METHODIST CHURCH13400 Park Blvd. Seminole, FL 33776Join us on Wednesdays 10:30am-Noon or 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Oakhurst United Methodist ChurchCall to register 727-391-4769GriefShare Recovery Support Group -Your Journey from Mourning to Joy 020912 United Methodist Cooperative Ministries to hold Walk-for-the-Dream FundraiserLARGO United Methodist Cooperative Ministries/Suncoast, Inc., a social services outreach program headquartered in Largo, will hold Walk-for-the-Dream fundraiser on Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. until noon, at the Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village in Pinewood Cultural Park, 12520 Ulmerton Road. The public is invited to participate as individuals or teams to raise funds for Cooperative Ministries life changing programs for at-risk children and families by getting sponsors for their participation. Teams are being formed from Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Manatee counties with volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life. Individuals who collect a minimum of $35 or more in sponsorships will receive a free T-shirt and a boxed lunch for a picnic in the park. Top fundraising individuals will have the chance to win big prizes. Awards also will be given for the top fundraising groups and those with the most official walkers. Registrations along with funds collected must be turned in to Cooperative Ministries no later than March 15. Founded in 1975, United Methodist Cooperative Ministries/Suncoast, Inc. is a nonprofit, social service outreach mission of the Gulf Central District of the United Methodist Church. Cooperative Ministries mobilizes over 4,000 volunteers and provides a wide variety of nonsectarian social service programs in five Gulf Coast Counties to more than15,000 individuals and families dreaming of help with basic social, educational, and economic needs. For more details, call 442-6881, ext. 5, or register online through www.UMCM.info.Womans club presents grantsLARGO The Largo Womans Club education chairman, Ellen Garcia, congratulates Lisa Greenway, a teacher at Ponce De Leon Elementary School, and Carol Stefanko, a teacher at Belcher Elementary School as the education grant recipients for 2011/2012. They each had an outstanding project for their students to benefit from, a club news release said. The grants are an annual project from the Largo Club in trying to build and project their community. Anyone interested in joining the organization should call 584-8314. Sweatheart dance set for Feb. 18LARGO The Lady in Red sweatheart dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The dance is a fundraiser for the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund, a 501c3 charity providing healthcare grants to women throughout the Tampa Bay community for 14 years. Tickets are $25 before Feb. 12 and $30 at the door if any are available. The dress is business casual to formal. Professional photographer, jewelry sales, DJ and nice buffet are offered. All proceeds benefit the health fund. Call 518-3416.Barbershop Quartets deliver singing valentinesThe Barbershop Quartets will deliver old-fashioned love songs such as I Love You Truly and Let Me Call You Sweetheart in fourpart harmony to homes, offices, hospitals or wherever that special sweetheart may be on Saturday, Feb. 11, through Tuesday, Feb. 14. A real, live, genuine Barbershop Quartet will present your sweetheart with beautiful love songs from you along with a red rose and a parchment scroll to commemorate this wonderful occasion. How can you better enhance your romance for as little as $50? a Barbershoppers news release said. The Barbershoppers is a nonprofit organization, and charities will benefit from this effort. Deliveries can be made anywhere in Pinellas and Pasco counties. To assure delivery of a singing valentine, call 942-1991.Girl Scouts sell cookies through March 18The Girl Scouts are introducing a new cookie this year, Savannah Smiles Girl Scouts of West Central Floridas Cookie Program runs through March 18. If you dont know a Girl Scout, visit www.gswcf.org/cookies or download the mobile app ****GSCOOKIES, **472665437 starting Feb. 24 for cookie booth locations near you. Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. To join the organization or volunteer today visit www.gswcf.org/join.Oakhurst United Methodist Church presents musicalSEMINOLE The Country, Soul and Rock n Roll Musical will be presented March 2-10, at Oakhurst United Methodist Church, 13400 Park Blvd. The musical Country, Soul and Rock n Roll will be performed in the Wesley Foundry of the church. Performances will include dinner shows on March 2, 3, 9 and 10 with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. Dinner will include chicken ala sesto over penne pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $25. There will be one matinee on Sunday, March 4, 12:30 p.m. Doors will open at 12:15 p.m. The luncheon will include penne pasta ala sesto, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $20. Call 399-2821 or 391-4769. The church encourages ticket holders to bring a nonperishable food item to support the local food bank. Additionally, there will be a themed basket silent auction with proceeds to benefit the local food bank.Golden Singles meetsLARGO The Golden Singles meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral, located just east of the Largo Mall on Ulmerton Road. The Singles has no dues. The only cost is for meals. The Singles meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share and $2. Entertainment is planned for each gathering. Call Pat at 520-8797 or Flip at 290-6066.Knights hold Roaring Twenties NightLARGO The Knights of Columbus celebrates its second annual Roaring Twenties Night Saturday, Feb. 18, 6 to 11 p.m., at St. Patricks Catholic Church, 2121 16th Ave. SW. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7. Each dinner includes a salad, garlic bread and sausage. The music of the 1920s will be provided. For tickets, call Ron Klemm at 804-4804 or John Scozzafva at 422-3753.Elks to hold flea marketLARGO The Elks of Largo will hold a flea market Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 810 16th Ave. SE. The market will consist of old and new items, along with arts and crafts and will be open to Elks members as well as outside vendors. The club will set up the market outside in the shady park area. There will be a table space rental fee of $20. Participants are welcome to bring additional tables or a tent. The lodge will accept donations for Elks tables for the reselling of items. Please do not bring clothing, and make sure that all items are clean and in good working order. There will be a rain date of Feb. 25. Call Debbie at 559-0035 to reserve space, volunteer to help or to advise of a donation. Jillian Sammarco and Raul Antonio Jemenez, both of Dunedin, will be married in the fall of 2013.Sammarco-JemenezSociety for Creative Anachronism, meets Saturdays, noon, at Largo Central Park Drive. Email Earl Thomas the Incomplete at in email@example.com. Society of Mayower Descendants William Bradford Colony, meets first Saturdays, November, January, March and May, 11:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Laura Brock at 823-9258. Sojourn Bear, an all-volunteer organization, distributes handmade teddy bears to cancer patients of all ages. Donations and sewers needed. Call Jan at 481-9782. Solos Singles, meets the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and $2. Activities are designed for singles 55+ to socialize. Membership is free and reservations are not necessary. Call 520-8797. Sons of Norway, Suncoast Lodge 562, has events for everyone. Social meetings with entertainment, Chris Taylor, 510-3195 or rowing the Viking boat, bowling, Mark Berg, 224-5371. Visit www.sun coastlodge,com/meetings/ for details. Soroptimist International Holiday Isles, meets second Fridays, 11 a.m., at Groupers Seafood Grill, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Call 397-3688. Largo Mid-Pinellas, meets first Thursdays, 6 to 6:30 p.m., networking; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., meeting; in the rehab center, Palm Garden of Pinellas, 200 16th Ave. SE, Largo. Call 432-9819. Upper Pinellas, meets fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ballas Steak House, 776 Missouri Ave., Largo. Call Betsi at 7343730. Square Dance Mainstream, meets Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at the Pinellas Senior Citizen Center, 7625 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Starlight Dances take place Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The program is sponsored by the Mease Manor Retirement Community. Cost is $5 a person. No partner is required. Call 298-3299. Starlight Quilters, meet first and fourth Tuesdays, 7:45 p.m., at the Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Stonewall Jackson Camp 1381 SCV, meets fourth Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Staceys Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo. Call Adjutant Bailey at 526-1594. Sunshine City Council, meets fourth Mondays, September to May, 7:30 p.m., at Dixie Hollins High School, ROTC Room, 4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg. Call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Suncoast Accordion Club of St. Petersburg, meets the first Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the Elks Club, 2675 66th St. N, St. Petersburg. Dinner is served. For reservations, call Bill Carrozza, 363-0848. Those attending should bring their accordion and be ready to play. Suncoast Avian Society, meets third Sundays, 2 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail, Clearwater. Guest speaker or educational items. Call Tina Carter 669-8961 or Mari Howard 726-6864, or visit www.suncoastaviansociety.org. Suncoast Bonsai Society, meets fourth Mondays, 7 p.m., at Millie Clark Senior Center Annex, 5800 77th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Beginners are welcome. Call Mick at 323-8196, or visit www.inertia .org/bonsai. Suncoast Camera Club, meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, for a program; and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St., for evaluation. Visit suncoastcameraclub.org. Suncoast Conchologist Shell Club, meets first Tuesdays (no meetings December, June, July, August), at 7:30 p.m., at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. Call 7964117. Suncoast Corvette Association, meets first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Suncoast Chapter Embroiders Guild of America, meets third Fridays, 10 a.m., at Union Street Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call 584-6632. Suncoast Scandinavian Club, meets first Fridays, noon, from October through May, at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. New members welcome. Call Dotty at 584-5471. Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary offers free guided tours of the sanctuary Wednesdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Learn the history of our Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary; tour the aviaries and the educational center. The sanctuary is at 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Call 391-6211.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 e-mail 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. Here and there Here and there
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Choice of dessert from our pie case; fresh Rice Pudding or homemade Custard Bread Pudding.020912Join us for a Candle Lit Dinner with Roses, Table Clothes & Cloth Napkins ... Ryan Candeias TARPON SPRINGS Army Pvt. Ryan Candeias recently graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training. Candeias is the grandson of John and Kathleen Ross of Tarpon Springs. He is a 2011 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School.Damone Lewis SEMINOLE Air Force Airman Damone Lewis recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Lewis is the son of Michelle Lewis of Seminole. He is a 2009 graduate of Countryside High School, Clearwater.Kiel MartinSEMINOLE Marine Corps Pvt. Kiel Martin recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Martin is the son of Timothy Martin of Seminole. He is a 2009 graduate of Seminole High School. He joined the Marine Corps in May 2011.David McClintockSEMINOLE Navy Seaman Recruit David McClintock and fellow sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and embarked Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit recently participated in a community service project at the House of Family childrens shelter in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. McClintock is a 2009 graduate of Seminole High School. McClintock joined the Navy in October 2009. The shelter is funded by the School of Public Health and Social Work of St. Elizabeth and serves as a refuge for HIV/AIDS positive orphans or vulnerable children. Sailors and Marines helped make a stone walkway for the shelter. Afterwards they played games, danced and even provided basic medical treatment for the kids. USS New Orleans deployed early November in support of the nations maritime strategy and is currently conducting theater security cooperation missions in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Along side LPD 18 is the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and embarked 11th MEU, make up the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. The mission of the Makin Island ARG is to help provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the seas and provide humanitarian/disaster response as well as supporting the Navys Maritime Strategy when forward deployed.Eric B. Newman LARGO Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric B. Newman recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Newman is the son of Yvonne Frith of Franklin, Tenn. He is a 2005 graduate of Indian Rocks Christian School, Largo.Giovanni Marinello-Silva GULFPORT Army Pvt. Giovanni MarinelloSilva recently graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Marinello-Silva is the son of Marcia Marinello and Chris Silva of Gulfport. He is a 2010 graduate of Malibu High School, Calif. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.Jason Tom PINELLAS PARK Air Force Airman Jason Tom recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Tom is the son of Lyly Pheourk of Pinellas Park, and Samnang Tom of Attleboro, Mass. He is a 2006 graduate of Attleboro High School.Jonathan Bates LARGO Air Force Airman Jonathan Bates recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Bates is the son of Karen Bates of Largo. He is a 2004 graduate of Centennial High School, Champaign, Ill. He earned an associate degree in 2010 from Parkland College, Champaign.Michael Barros SEMINOLE Air Force Airman Michael Barros recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Barros is the son of Manuel and Lisa Barros of Seminole. He is a 2009 graduate of Seminole High School.Christopher Ryan ElderSEMINOLE Navy Constructionman Christopher Ryan Elder recently passed the E-4 examination and was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class with the United States Navy. Elder is the son of Michael and Deborah (Elder) Maxemow. He is a graduate of Seminole High School and the Pinellas Technical Education Center where he received his certifications in heavy-duty truck and bus mechanics. Previously employed by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Elder transferred in 2008 to work with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority as a journeyman technician. He also serves as shop steward for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union. Elder received the Blue Jacket of the Quarter earlier this year and has recently received the Naval Achievement Medal. Elder completed basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., in early 2010 and subsequently graduated with honors from CM A School at the Naval Construction Training Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. Elder currently serves with the Navy Cargo Handling Battalion, Marine Corps Support Facility, Blount Island.Michael WilliamsCLEARWATER Marine Corps Pfc. Michael Williams recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Williams is the son of Michael Williams of Clearwater.Marcus ParkerLARGO Marine Corps Pvt. Marcus Parker recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Parker is the son of Shawuana Williams of Largo and Marcus Parker of St. Petersburg.Camilo ValenciaLARGO Marine Corps Pfc. Camilo Valencia recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Valencia is the son of Libia Montoya of Largo.Aariel LovelyLARGO Marine Corps Pvt. Aariel A. Lovely recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Lovely is the daughter of Sheri and Thomas Lovely of Largo. Find Entertainment Ideas atwww.TBNweekly.com
Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B February 9, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com Penn & Teller, Friday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets range from $36.50 to $56.50. Call 892-5767 or 800-745-3000 or visit www.themahaffey.com or ticket master.com. For 35 years Penn & Teller have defied labels and at times physics and good taste by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours and Emmywinning television specials, comedys only team show no signs of slowing down. With an amazing six wins, including 2011s Las Vegas Magicians of the Year, their 10-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip. Their acclaimed Showtime series, Penn & Teller: BS! has been nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackles the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water. Their newest television venture, Penn & Teller Tell A Lie premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2011. Greg Proops, Friday, Feb. 10, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Tickets are $35 plus service charge. Call 367-4511 or visit theclubti.com. Proops is best known for his participation in the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway. He also has appeared on Drew Careys Green Screen Show and Drew Careys Improv-A-Ganza. He has established himself as a lightning-witted comedic sharpshooter. In addition to improv, Proops also has lent his voice to a number of films and television shows such as Tim Burtons The Nightmare before Christmas, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Bob the Builder and Nickelodeons True Jackson, VP. Described as unpredictable and utterly unorthodox, Proops will bring his show off his improv skills in the clubs intimate setting for one night only. contain it!, Trashy Treasures and Eat This!, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The DFAC will host a triple-header of events including contain it!, in which hand-selected artists rework the interior of PODS containers; and Trashy Treasures, a fabulous art garage sale. New this year is Eat This!, featuring a variety of food trucks selling enticing cuisine. Participating in the food truck rally will be Ballers Traveling Bistro, FoodeeZ Mobile Catering, La Creperia Caf with crepes to go, Michelle Faedos On The Go, Tamales and South Of The Border and Wicked Wiches. The annual fringe arts festival will will kick off Friday, Feb. 10, with a party and silent auction, at the center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Admission is $5. The exhibition will be open to the public Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For event information, call 2983322 or visit www.dfac.org. The Daedalus Quartet, Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets range from $20 to $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The Daedalus Quartet will bring the ethereal beauty of Shubert balanced with a contemporary piece that demonstrates the broad range of this ensembles virtuosity. Winner of Lincoln Centers Martin E. Segal Award and Chamber Music Americas Guarneri String Quartet Award, Daedalus has assured its place among todays string ensembles. The Local Revolt Music Series, Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and the music will start at noon. The rain-orshine outdoor event will include performances by 10 local bands including The Surfin Raccoons, Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso, UNRB, Rock n Chair Band, Santino, 10th Concession, The Jeremy Thomas Band, Consinity, Khora and The August Name. Between sets, DJ XL and comedian Lou Angelwolf will keep the audience entertained. Admission costs $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Suncoast Hospice. Tickets are available online at www.ticketweb,com and www.ticketmas ter.com. For event information, visit www.thelo calrevolt.net. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandGenre: Action, adventure, science fiction and fantasy Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristin Davis Director: Brad Peyton Rated: PG The new 3-D family adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island begins when 17-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from tracking the signal to its source, Seans new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest that will take them first to the South Pacific, and then to a place few people have ever seen. Or lived to tell about. Its a place of stunning beauty, strange and threatening life forms, volcanoes, mountains of gold and more than one astonishing secret. Together with Gabato (Luis Guzmn), the only helicopter pilot willing to risk the trip, and Gabatos beautiful, strong-willed daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone human inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island underwater and bury its treasures forever, in this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit Journey to the Center of the Earth.Safe HouseGenre: Thriller and action Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard and Vera Farmiga Director: Daniel Espinosa Rated: R Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the CIAs most dangerous traitor, who stuns the intelligence community when he surfaces in South Africa. When brutal mercenaries attack the safe house to which hes remanded, a rookie (Reynolds) is forced to help him escape. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protg, the young operative finds his morality tested and idealism shaken. Now, they must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. Legendary spy Tobin Frost (Washington) has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIAs ever trained, the brilliant ex-intelligence officer has betrayed assets and sold military codes to enemies of the state since he turned. From aiding splinter cells to trading incendiary secrets to the highest bidder, the damage hes done to the U.S. is immeasurable. Now, Frost is back on the grid with the most explosive Intel hes ever gotten his hands on. For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A housekeeper who aspires to be a full-fledged case officer, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant hes had proves to be the most dangerous operative he will ever cross, Weston readies for duty. As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries in brutal pursuit of Frost come and level Westons safe house. Barely escaping, the veteran spy and untested captor must discover whether their attackers were sent by terrorists or by someone on the inside. With only hours left to get Frost to the next safe house, Weston must figure out who he can trust before he and the worlds most skillful assassin are both eliminated. The VowGenre: Drama Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman and Jessica Lange Director: Michael Sucsy Rated: PG-13 Paige and Leo (Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum) are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange), and an ex-fianc (Scott Speedman) she may still have feelings for. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage. See OPENING, page 2B Photo courtesy of NEW LINE CINEMAJosh Hutcherson, left, stars as Sean and Dwayne Johnson as Hank in New Line Cinema's family adventure "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comThe Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring020912 Sandy Hartmann & Associates has been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients for over 31 years and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. So, before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. 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Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3-D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the sagas most stunning and spectacular sequences from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. Supervised by Industrial Light and Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions. Naboo, a peaceful planet governed by the young, elusive, but wise Queen Amidala (Portman), is being threatened by the corrupt Trade Federation, puppets of an evil Sith lord and his terrifying apprentice, Darth Maul (Park). The seemingly benevolent Senator Palpatine (McDiarmid) is chief advisor to the queen, though there are suspicions surrounding him. Jedi knights Qui-Gon Jinn (Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) are called on to intervene in the trade disputes. Along the way, they acquire an apprentice of their own in the form of young prodigal Anakin Skywalker (Lloyd). They also encounter Jar Jar Binks (Best), a goofy, lizard-like creature who has been banished from his underwater world for his clumsiness. When the Trade Federation launches an attack on Naboo, the queen and her allies must battle hordes of robot troopers while QuiGon and Obi-Wan face off against the sinister Darth Maul. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Chico & RitaGenre: Foreign, musical and romance Cast: Mario Guerra, Limara Meneses and Eman Xor Oa Director: Ignacio Martnez de Pisn and Fernando Trueba Not rated Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba and Spains legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion, and heartbreak. Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valds, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others.In DarknessGenre: Drama Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Frmann, Maria Schrader and Herbert Knaup Director: David F. Shamoon Not rated From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the towns sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Sochas conscience. The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as these men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger.RampartGenre: Crime and drama Cast: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Ice Cube, Brie Larson and Ned Beatty Director: Oren Moverman Rated: R Nothing fascinates like a dirty cop. In real life theyre terrifying, but in the movies their upending of law and order can open deep explorations of psychology, morality and violence. So meet Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson), Brown is a cop long ago unleashed from the rules of the Los Angeles Police Department. Roving the streets in his black-and-white cruiser, he governs and punishes at will. 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Altdorf is its capital 6. Allotment 7. Reddish brown 8. "Terrible" czar 9. Grimace 10. Humorous play on words (pl.) 11. Appear 12. Therapeutic massage 13. Even smaller 14. Small bone, esp. in middle ear 21. Unshakably 24. Unite 25. Beginning 27. Depth charge targets (2 wds) 29. Hawaiian dish 30. Bony 32. Large North American deer 34. Publicity, slangily 36. Appear, with "up" 37. Spanish male gypsies 38. River to the Atlantic through Venezuela and Columbia 39. More pronounced bowed legs 41. Relating to pigs 42. Revenues 43. Most orderly 46. Dawn goddess 50. Lid or lip application 53. Johnnycake 54. Gulf V.I.P. 55. Two ___ in a pod 56. Ado 58. College entrance exam (acronym) 60. "A Nightmare on ___ Street"HoroscopesFebruary 9, 2012CapricornDecember 22 January 19Beliefs are challenged left and right. Steer clear of the debate, Capricorn, unless youre prepared to stake a claim and back it up. A deadline is extended.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Adventure beckons. Dont back down, Aquarius. A change in venue poses new challenges. Creative solutions are at hand. A new do inspires a new wardrobe.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Look out world! Here comes Pisces. There is nothing you cant accomplish this week. Take advantage of every opportunity to add to your repertoire.AriesMarch 21 April 19Whoa, Aries. Dont you have enough on your plate? Do you really think you can take on another task and complete it to satisfaction?TaurusApril 20 May 20Time to shift gears, Taurus. What works for you doesnt work for another and you must look for an alternative solution. It isnt far from hand.GeminiMay 21 June 21The call to volunteer is strong. Break out of your shell, Gemini, and go for it. A road of activities will entail, and your light will shine brighter and brighter at each turn.CancerJune 22 July 22Your skill set sharpens with some sorely needed training. Your finances perk up with some tweaking of the budget. Way to go, Cancer!LeoJuly 23 August 22A young friend urges you to go green. Before you dismiss the idea, Leo, consider the impact it will have on your bottom line. A few pennies saved now will make for a big surplus later.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Forget it, Virgo. You went to that well one too many times. A trusted friend stomps into territory they shouldntlet them know gingerly.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Give a little, Libra, and that noose around your neck will loosen significantly. The drama plays out at home, and you have that special someone to thank.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Rats, Scorpio. Your idea pans. Not to worry. Youll have a better one next time. The race begins to complete a home improvement project.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21The torture comes to an end, as a major project wraps up. Take everyone out to celebrate, Sagittarius. A change in guard gives you reason to be hopeful.
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EAT more FISH! 2912 Oysters on the Half Shell401 Gulf Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach 727-595-4825Crabbybills.com $5 OFFBottles of Premium WinesFebruary 9-14 Clearwater The Exhibiting Society of Artists exhibit, through Feb. 29, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. TESA will be exhibiting this winter season for three full months at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Artwork by TESAs 50 professional artist members, most of whom reside in and around Pinellas County, includes all-media works available for purchase. TESA has been exhibiting at Ruth Eckerd Hall for nearly 10 years, in the East and West Galleries located on the upper level of the main theater area. The galleries are open for viewing by Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket holders during scheduled performances. For information, call Gayle DeCoste at 474-3386. Lie, Cheat and Genuect, by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, through Feb. 26, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 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.earlybirddinnerthe atre.com. The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Toms infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billys savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else. Theres plenty of money in grandfather Buckles will, but these two black sheep are pretty sure theyll never see any of that. What else to do but dress Billy up as a nun and have him pose as their cousin who is to inherit the entire fortune? Opening reception, Red Hot Show, Sunday, Feb. 12, noon to 4 p.m., at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The artists of Studio 1212 will host a Red Hot Show featuring power and passion in contemporary art, jewelry and pottery. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The show will continue through March 24. The studio is open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 4464566 or visit www.studio1212.org. Red Hot Show, Feb. 12 through March 24, at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The artists of Studio 1212 will host a Red Hot Show featuring power and passion in contemporary art, jewelry and pottery. Admission is free. The studio is open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 446-4566 or visit www.studio1212.org. Jungle Fever, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3 and 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Part of the Capitol Classics film series, the 1991 drama was directed by Spike Lee and stars Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. Rodney Carrington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $33 to $53. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. A multitalented comedian, actor, and writer, Carrington has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over two million copies. Two of these albums have been certified gold by the RIAA. He also starred in his own TV sitcom, Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer for My Horses. According to Pollstar, Carrington was the fourth highest grossing touring comedian in 2009. He regularly performs to sold out crowds across the United States and Canada. Brandi Carlile Acoustic Trio, Friday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $36. Call 7917400 or visit www.attheca.com. Carlile, a Columbia Records recording artist, will return to the intimate setting at the Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater in support of her latest release Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. The release of Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony marks the realization of two dreams for the acclaimed singer/songwriter: She got to work with a world class symphony and record in the legendary venue in her hometown. It is the follow up to the critically acclaimed album, Give Up The Ghost, produced by Grammy Award winner Rick Rubin. Not only did it showcase her talents in their truest form, it also offered her new experiences including working with the likes of Elton John. In 2007, Carlile released The Story and the title single debut on the Billboard magazine Hot 100 singles chart. Shortly after releasing her self-titled debut album in 2005, she was named one of the 10 Artists to Watch by Rolling Stone Magazine. Her songs, Tragedy, What Can I Say and Throw It All Away have been featured in the hit TV-series Greys Anatomy. Carliles concerts are near legendary in their perfect communion between performer and audience. Whether she is rocking out with her full band or standing quietly, tantalizingly close to the edge of the stage singing a capella, Carlile brings a riveting intensity to her shows. Knology Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. This years festival headliners include Buddy Guy, Janiva Magness and Curtis Salgado. While enjoying great live performances, attendees also have an opportunity to experience Gulf Coast cuisine as vendors dish up jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, oysters and crawfish and gumbo. Admission is free. There is limited reserved seating available for purchase. Visit www.clearwaterseablues.com. To Kill a Mockingbird, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3 and 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lees novel of the same name. Robert Mulligan directs Mary Badham in the role of Scout and Gregory Peck in the role of Atticus Finch. Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx with The Florida Orchestra; Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $45 to $85. Call 892-3337 or 800-662-7286 or visit www.floridaorchestra.org. DeYoung, a founding member of Styx, will showcase the bands greatest hits spanning the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s with his six-member band and The Florida Orchestra. This symphonic rock spectacular includes top hits such as Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, Too Much Time On My Hands, Grand Illusion, Renegade, Blue Collar Man, Suite Madame Blue and Rockin The Paradise. DeYoung wrote and sang lead on seven of the bands eight top ten hits. With one of the most recognizable voices in the music world today, in addition to being a legendary singer, he also is recognized as a songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. DeYoungs rock band members include Suzanne DeYoung on vocals, Tom Sharpe on drums, August Zadra on lead guitar and vocals, Jimmy Leahey on lead guitar and vocals, John Blasucci on keyboards and Craig Carter on bass and vocals. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with music and lyrics by Carol Hall and book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, Feb. 23 through March 11, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Winner of three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards in 1978, the show tells the true story of the Chicken Ranch, a Texas brothel caught in the middle of a television crusaders campaign. Filled with colorful characters, the production contains ad Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson, presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, April 5-15, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Based on the true story, this hilarious fast-paced farce centers on the creation of the film Gone With The Wind. As the hours tick by, three Hollywood writers race the clock to deliver a would-be successful screenplay portraying the various characters of the novel. Daughtry, Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $34.50 to $54.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Daughtry is touring in support of their third album, Break The Spell. Singer Chris Daughtry, guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul and drummer Robin Diaz are promising to bring a bigger than life show into theaters across the country. Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, sold more than seven million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than four years. Daughtrys self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintets second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtrys latest album Break The Spell, which was certified gold in four weeks, builds on the bands reputation for melodic hooks and anthemic choruses while providing a powerful showcase for Chris Daughtrys emotionally resonant voice. Nashville-based pop rock group SafetySuit, whose new album These Times debuted No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, also will perform as special guests. Opening the show is singer-songwriter Mike Sanchez. The Fresh Beat Band, Thursday, April 19, 4 and 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $29 to $46. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeons popular preschool music group and stars of the hit television series of the same name, are on the road for the first time ever on a 15-week, 50-city nationwide concert tour. Band personalities include Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers). The Fresh Beat Band will perform hits from seasons one, two and three of the live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. The bands new music video and single, Just Like A Rock Star, debuted on Nickelodeon and iTunes in November of last year. The song will be featured on the first The Fresh Beat Band soundtrack, which spans all three seasons of the series which is available now. Chicago, Friday, April 20, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $62 to $92. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Grammy Award winning group have worldwide sales of more than 120 million records and an astonishing 50 hits in the United States alone, including 20 Top 10 smashes, such as Saturday in the Park, or 6 to 4, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Make Me Smile and If You Leave Me Now. Chicago is the first American band ever to chart albums in Billboards Pop Top 40 in five consecutive decades. Beckys New Car, by Steven Deitz, presented by West Coast Players, April 27 through May 13, at West Coast Players Theatre, The Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center welcomes soprano Maria Zouves Feb. 24. Looking ahead Looking ahead21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. 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. Dietzs heroine Becky Foster doesnt have a halfbad life; it has just become predictable and mundane. She has a solid yet dull marriage to her roofer hubby Joe. Together they have a son: a goofy college psychology major named Chris. Becky devotes herself to a decent job with a car dealership. However, her day-to-day routine is flipped upside down when Walter Flood, a charmingly quirky millionaire, comes into the dealership late one night. Dunedin Artist reception, Friday, Feb. 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Stirling Art Studios and Gallery, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. The featured artists will be Anna Hamilton, the Dogedin mural artist, and Jonathan Harvey, known for his stunning beaded lamps that adorn Casa Tinas and his painted silk pieces. Hamilton will exhibit her abstract plaster canvases. They feature a variety of colors and textures. Also showing will be selected works from the Stirling artist group, including Steve Spathelf, Karen Baker, Rolando Giustini, Noriko Kuehn, Ronald Brischetto, Chris Fredrick, Claudia Sanders, Lori Wallace Lloyd, Miniature Art Society of Florida, Brooke Allison, Nancy Ping, Viv Ruegger, and Bette Saiberlich. Visit stirlingartstudios.com. See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4B
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Featuring BROILED HADDOCKBroiled Haddock, hush puppies, french fries, corn on the cob, cole slaw.8oz. 7-11am Mon.-Fri. only 3 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon or Sausage or 2 Eggs, 1/2 Order Biscuits & Gravy, 2 Bacon or Sausage3 Egg Omeletwith potatoes or grits, toast or biscuit.7-11am Everyday House, Greek, or Caesar salad, choice of potato or vegetable.4pm-Close 7924 ULMERTON RD., LARGO 727-538-8915FOOSBALL WINGS DECK & PATIO BARDECK & PATIO BAR WINGS FOOSBALLDARTS GYROSRIBS DARTS WINGSServing Pinellas for 28 Years! Friday, Feb. 10thTribute to Patsy Cline & Tammy Wynette 6-10pm 2 for 1s All Day! Grill & Sports BarValentines Day Dinner Specials! 020912 LUNCH OR DINNERBuy One, Get One Half OFF(Of equal or lesser value). Dine in only. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer.Pop Quiz TriviaEvery Thurs. 7-9pmCALLFORRESERVATIONSTODAY!727-538-8915 LOOKING AHEAD, from page 3B 2nd Friday Dunedin Wine/Art Walk, Friday, Feb. 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in downtown Dunedin. More than 30 merchants will participate in the event with discounts, giveaways and more. Attendees may purchase a $10 wristband for merchant discounts and will be eligible for a drawing in Pioneer Park on Douglas Avenue and Main Street at 8:30 p.m. Some merchants have wine tastings, art exhibits, food and entertainment. Entertainment will be provided by Michelle Grossman. Call 734-8671 or visit www.2ndFridayDunedin.com. contain it!, Trashy Treasures and Eat This!, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. The DFAC will host a triple-header of events including contain it!, in which hand-selected artists rework the interior of PODS containers; and Trashy Treasures, a fabulous art garage sale. New this year is Eat This!, featuring a variety of food trucks selling enticing cuisine. Participating in the food truck rally will be Ballers Traveling Bistro, FoodeeZ Mobile Catering, La Creperia Caf with crepes to go, Michelle Faedos On The Go, Tamales and South Of The Border and Wicked Wiches. The annual fringe arts festival will will kick off Friday, Feb. 10, with a party and silent auction, at the center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Admission is $5. The exhibition will be open to the public Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For event information, call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Outdoor art show, Sunday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pioneer Park, on the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue in downtown Dunedin. The Creative Artists Guild Inc. of Dunedin will be having an outdoor art show in downtown Dunedin. Visit www.creative-artistsguild.com. The seventh annual Saints and Sinners Ball, Saturday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m., at the Conmy Center, Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. This years theme will be Moulin Rouge. The event will feature a gourmet buffet, top-shelf bars and a richly decorated atmosphere that aims to depict the ever-famous Moulin Rouge. Attendees also may indulge in gaming tables or participate in live and silent auctions as well as a 50/50 raffle. Entertainment will include the swanky sounds of Clearwaters own The Black Honkeys. Individual tables start at $1,250. Individual seating is available for $125. For ticket reservations or more information, call 738-6159 or visit www.thesaintsandsinners.com. 20th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Main Street in Downtown Dunedin. The event is free and open to the public. This juried outdoor craft showcase will feature original crafts, handmade in America. Attendees will find unique and affordable gift items and a vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. The show will host 100 crafters from 30 different states and all crafters will be on site for the duration of the festival. For information, visit www.artfestival.com. The 21st annual Mardi Gras in Dunedin, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 to 11 p.m., in downtown Dunedin between Louden Avenue and Broadway. Presented by the city and the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association, the free annual event celebrates the Carnival tradition and falls on Fat Tuesday, the last opportunity for revelers to indulge in culinary delights before the fasting of Lenten season. There will be a variety of foods from local restaurants as well as beer, wine and spirits. The event also will showcase art and craft vendors along Main Street and will feature live entertainment. The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. This years theme will be Big Mamas Jambalaya Jive. Cyril Neville has been selected as the musical headliner for the event and The Vodkanauts will open. Visit www.dunedinmardigras.com.Gulfport Ars Erotica art event, Sunday, Feb. 12, noon, in Gulfports Artists Alley off 29th Avenue South at Beach Boulevard. The SchorkMunsell Studio will celebrate St. Valentines Day with its first group show, Ars Erotica. In collaboration with neighboring artists Owen Pach Glass and Victory Body Art, Jonathan Schork and Ciara Carinci will be transforming their end of Gulfports Artists Alley into a complete arts event. Starting at noon, the Artists Alley Cooperative will be offering foundry and smithing demonstrations as well as a full inventory of blown glass at Owen Pach Glass; a collection of erotic and romantic art in photographs, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and other media by a varied stable of participating artists. There also will be body painting by Victoria Wenner. Live music is expected in the evening, and light snacks and refreshments will be offered until supplies run out. Even though the theme is erotic, the studio states that all work and events are tasteful and absolutely familyand kidfriendly. Call Jonathan Schork at 305-304-3018 or email email@example.com. Mardi Gras Ball, Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport. This flamboyant Mardi Gras charity event will bring Big Easy style fun to Pinellas. The event will feature Louisiana cuisine courtesy of Bayou Catering, door prizes, dancing and live music. Party-goers will enjoy authentic Cajun, Zydeco, blues and jazz music. Colorful masks and elegant costumes are optional. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, call Carol Reynolds at 647-1014. Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis childrens charities. USA Dance, Monday, Feb. 27, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.Largo Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Feb. 12, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. 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. Art demonstration, Friday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. The Largo Art Association will host this free art demonstration. Mac Perry will demonstrate his techniques for perspective in painting. Call 518-3131. 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, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students See LOOKING AHEAD, page 8B By LEE CLARK ZUMPECLEARWATER Having established itself as a leader among a new generation of string ensembles, the Daedalus Quartet will perform Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $20 to $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. For this performance, the Daedalus Quartet will explore the delicate beauty of 19th century Austrian composer Franz Shubert. In addition, the ensemble will perform a contemporary piece. Winner of Lincoln Centers Martin E. Segal Award and Chamber Music Americas Guarneri String Quartet Award, Daedalus current lineup includes founding members Min-Young Kim, violin; and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello. The two spent their childhood in East Patchogue, Long Island. Jessica Thompson, viola, joined after meeting the musicians at the Marlboro Festival. Ara Gregorian, violin, is the most recent addition, having joined the quartet in 2010. The award-winning members of the Daedalus Quartet hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Cleveland Institute and Harvard University. The ensemble has traveled all over the world, performing at famed locations including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., Bostons Gardner Museum, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cit de la Musique in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan. The Daedalus Quartets 2006 debut recording featured masterworks from three of the early 20th centurys greatest composers Sibelius, Stravinsky and Ravel. Available on Bridge Records, the CDs tracklist includes: Jean Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 Intimate Voices (1909) Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914) Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major (190203) The ensemble followed with another Bridge recording, a two-CD set of Haydns complete Sun Quartets, Op. 20. The Daedalus Quartet performs Haydns six revolutionary Sun quartets, composed in 1772. Also available from Bridge Records is the quartets third CD, Insects and Paper Airplanes, which brings together the second, third and fourth quartets from Lawrence Dillons Invisible Cities String Quartet Cycle. The quartets are from a series of six quartets Dillon has been working on since 1998. The Daedalus Quartet also is working on a recording of the complete string quartets of Fred Lerdahl for future release. On stage, the ensemble has been described as imaginative, insightful, energetic and vibrant. Capable of forging a labyrinth of sound as one New York Sun writer described it, the virtuosity of the Daedalus Quartet promises to deliver a performance filled with elegance and intensity. In the past year, the musicians have performed at the Bravo! Vail Festival, the Bard Music Festival, the Mt. Desert Chamber Music Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; Great Performers at Lin-Daedalus Quartet Award-winning string ensemble to perform Shubert Feb. 18 at Clearwaters Capitol Theatre coln Center, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Yale Center for British Art, Cornell University, the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, the Asheville Chamber Music Society, the Mobile Chamber Music Society, and the Islip Arts Council.Photo by JANETTE BECKMANThe Daedalus Quartet includes, from left, Jessica Thompson, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Min-Young Kim, violin; and Ara Gregorian, violin.
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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. Kings of Country, Monday, Feb. 27, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22. Call 587-6793. Part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, the show will feature some of Americas top artists performing the music of Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. The show will feature great songs the artists made famous, such as She Believes in Me, Lady, Man in Black, Walk the Line, Always on My Mind and On the Road Again. All proceeds from these events go directly to Lions volunteer projects, such as sight conservation, eye operation and glasses. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, March 11, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. 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. Doo Wop with a Twist, Monday, March 19. 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22. Call 587-6793. Part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, attendees will stroll down memory lane with Joey Dee and Tommy Mara. These great rock n roll entertainers will perform some of their great hits, including Peppermint Twist, Shout, Candles and Step by Step. All proceeds from these events go directly to Lions volunteer projects, such as sight conservation, eye operation and glasses. Yesterday and Today, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $27 in advance and $32 the day of the show. Call 587-6793. The national touring sensation, Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, is unique, standing apart from any other Beatles tribute out there. The band does away with the wigs and the accents and just concentrates on the Beatles music. The audience is encouraged to fill out a request form with their favorite Beatles song and reason why they chose the song. Those requests are organized five minutes before show time. The audiences requests make the set list for the evening and their stories provide the evenings narrative. Tonights the Night Rod Stewart Tribute, Monday, April 2, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22. Call 587-6793. Part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, this show features Bob Stewart, a third cousin to Rod Stewart. Attendees will enjoy a high-energy show with Bob singing favorites such as Maggie Mae, Hot Legs and Do ya! Think Im Sexy. All proceeds from these events go directly to Lions volunteer projects, such as sight conservation, eye operation and glasses. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, April 22, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. 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 LargoCommuni tyCenter.com.Pinellas Park The Local Revolt Music Series, Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and the music will start at noon. The rain-or-shine outdoor event will include performances by 10 local bands including The Surfin Raccoons, Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso, UNRB, Rock n Chair Band, Santino, 10th Concession, The Jeremy Thomas Band, Consinity, Khora and The August Name. Between sets, DJ XL and comedian Lou Angelwolf will keep the audience entertained. Admission costs $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Suncoast Hospice. Tickets are available online at www.ticketweb,com and www.ticketmaster.com. For event information, visit www.thelocalre volt.net. A Night at the Oscars, presented by Sunsation Show Chorus, Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Cost is $15. Call 595-0815 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com. The production will feature some of the greatest movie music that made it to the Oscars performed by the Sunsation Show Chorus. Carolyn Wong-Stark will provide piano accompaniment. Valentine luncheon, Monday, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Recreation Center, 7625 59th St. N. The event will be sponsored by SOLOS Singles. For singles age 50 and older, the event will include a potluck lunch and entertainment by Elvis Presley. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Admission is $2 for those who bring a dish and $5 for those without a dish. Call Pat at 520-8797. The Love List, by Norm Foster, Feb. 16 through March 4, 2012; at Venue Ensemble Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. A portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to a benefit organization. Call 822-6194 or visit www.venueactor studio.org. Tom Hook and the Original Black Dogs, Sunday, Feb. 19, 6 to 9:30 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. The event will be a Mardi Gras dinner and dance. Sponsored by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, admission is $35 for members and $40 for guests. Call 397-1875. The 22nd annual Country in the Park, Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 2010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is free. The city of Pinellas Parks annual festival and trade show will feature musical performances by nationally-known and local musicians, arts and crafts show, pony rides, car show and childrens activities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees may bring a lawn chair. Coolers will not be permitted. Call Joel Garren at 541-0805, ext. 3076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Beyond the Rainbow, Friday through Sunday, March 9-11, at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors age 65 and older. Call 275-7050 or visit www.salernotheatre.com. Salerno Theatre will present this Judy Garland tribute featuring the songs and music that made Garland famous. Opera in the Park, Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. This complimentary performance will feature favorite scenes from grand operas. Call 547-0396. The Property Known as Garland, by Billy Van Zandt, March 22 through April 1, 2012; at Venue Ensemble Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. A portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to a benefit organization. Call 822-6194 or visit www.venueactorstudio.org. Do You Remember Radio?, April 12-22, 2012; at Venue Ensemble Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. A portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to a benefit organization. Call 822-6194 or visit www.venueactorstudio.org. Put on a Happy Face, presented by Sunsation Show Chorus, Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Cost is $15. Call 541-4501 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com. Sunsation Show Chorus carefully selected only uplifting, joyful music for this production no frowns allowed. The happy tunes will be supplied by the chorus and specialty soloists. Rena Massey will provide piano accompaniment. Safety Harbor Food Truck Rally, Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., between Fifth and Seventh avenues on Main Street in downtown Safety Harbor. The city has teamed up with Tasting Tampa to host the first food truck rally on Main Street. City staff, local business owners and Tasting Tampa have teamed up to bring 10 to 12 food trucks to downtown Safety Harbor for an afternoon of eating, shopping and enjoying all Safety Harbor has to offer. Call Joe Cooper 724-1572 or visit www.city ofsafetyharbor.com.St. Petersburg Seven Guitars, by August Wilson, presented by American Stage Theatre Company, through Feb. 26, in the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Call 8237529 or visit www.amer icanstage.org. Floyd Barton is a natural musician with a hit song and, in the expansive atmosphere after World War II, he dreams of the big time. But as the play begins, his wife and friends mourn his death. In Wilsons only play constructed in flashback, Seven Guitars takes us back to explore what happened. Who killed Floyd Barton, but more importantly, why? This play contains mature subject matter and language. Slipping, by Daniel Talbott, Feb. 9-19, at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. All performances are at 7 p.m. except Saturday, February 18, which will be a 3 p.m. matinee. For tickets, call 895-6620 or visit studio620.org. The Studio@620 is producing the Florida premiere of Talbotts controversial drama about teen gay bullying. Alone, numb and friendless after the violent death of his father and being dumped by his abusive boyfriend, openly gay high school senior Eli moves with his mom from San Francisco for a fresh start in Iowa. A possible relationship with a boy named Jake at school exposes Eli again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it. Slipping is being directed by Bob Devin Jones and stars Bonnie Agan, Drew Smith, Vincent Stalba and Ian Muentener. Sunday Comedy Series, Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m., an After Hours event at American Stage Theatre Company in the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are PayWhat-You-Can, with a suggested donation $10 to $20; or $15 in advance to purchase VIP seating. Call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. The Sunday Comedy Series show will be One Man Cho, a one-man song parody comedy extravaganza starring Jonathan Cho. Cho will bring his guitar to American Stage and play some of the songs he has written. In the style of the music comedy of Zack Galifianakis, Andy Samberg and Bo Burnham, Tampa Bay actor, songwriter, and all around funny man, Cho, brings his unique brand of acoustic comedy to our Sunday Comedy Series. Cho has a knack for taking pop and alternative songs and turning them on their ear using a style all his own. The show also is peppered with some original songs about pop culture, politics and maybe what its like to be human.Seminole Broadway Today, performed by the Suncoast Singers of Florida, Saturday, April 14, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave., Seminole. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. by the Honduras Mission team with a portion of the proceeds going to their cause. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each for dinner and the show or $16 each for the concert only. Advance reservations available through April 9 for dinner and concert; and through April 14 for concert only. Call 399-0599. Visit www.suncoastsingers.com.Tarpon Springs Dave Wladaver, Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. Admission is $14 for adults and $10 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. Wladaver will perform an old-fashioned hootenanny. The guitarist and singer will lead the audience on a journey down memory lane with an old-fashioned sing-along, with folk hits like This Land Is Your Land," "Michael Row The Boat Ashore" and oldies-but-goodies, such as "In The Still of the Night" and "Twilight Time." Song sheets will be provided. Maria Zouves, Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. Zouves, a soprano, sings opera, Broadway and art songs. She will present On the Brink of a Lovely Song," a concert of this soprano's personal favorites. Zouves will share her songbook of art songs, lieder, Greek and classic songs and popular ballads. Treasure Island Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps, Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at The Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Sponsored by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, admission is $7. Call 522-6877.