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Photos by BOB McCLUREA field of about 145 runners, above, gets off to a quick start in the annual Seminole Stampede 5K road race March 31 at Walsingham Park. Kathy Frailing of Largo, right, was the womens winner in 19:02. Altogether, 145 runners participated in the 5K and a 1-mile fun run, according to officials from the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. Hunter McCann, 15, of Treasure Island was the overall winner, posting a time of 17 minutes, 3 seconds. He also won the race last year.Its a stampede By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners asked staff March 27 to continue work on an agreement with municipalities interested in changing the annexation process for property within Type A enclaves. Type A enclaves are defined by state statute as an unincorporated improved or developed area that is enclosed on all sides by a single municipality. County commissioners approved on Dec. 6 initiating an interlocal service boundary agreement with 10 municipalities and five independent special districts to allow noncontiguous voluntary annexation within Type A enclaves. In a staff report, Planning Director Larry Arrington said the proposed annexation process follows the law laid out in Chapter 171, Part II, of the Florida Statutes. A resolution for the interlocal agreement was mailed to the 15 jurisdictions on Dec. 16. Letters were sent to the other 14 county municipalities, which dont have Type A enclaves, informing them they could ask to take part in the negotiations. Gordon Beardslee, planning department program administrator, told commissioners during the March 27 meeting that nine municipalities and two fire districts had agreed to participate in negotiations set to begin April 17. Municipalities include Clearwater, Dunedin, Kenneth City, Largo, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, plus the Lealman Special Fire District and the Suncoast Fire and Rescue District. The county attorneys office and planning staff prepared a draft agreement describing the areas affected by the agreement along with a map. The agreement See ANNEXATION, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .14A Classieds . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . .16-17A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-8A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-3,8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Outdoors . . . . . . . . .12-13A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .17A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .9A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .15A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising At the box officeAmerican Reunion, a comedy, starring Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan, opens this weekend in theaters. ... Page 1B.ENTERTAINMENT LARGOPlans announced for open-air marketThe grand opening of Largos new open-air market will take place outdoors at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Saturday, April 14. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., individuals are invited to browse a wide variety of vendors selling fresh and local produce, artisan foods, unique arts and crafts, jewelry, health and beauty items and much more. See news briefs. ... Page 2A.Park tollbooth may be eliminated soonPinellas County staff is working on a deal with the state to eliminate its tollbooth to make it easier for visitors to access Fort De Soto Park. While all agreed something needs to be done to cut down on wait times and the frustration involved with stopping twice to pay fees to two different government entities, county commissioners are of different minds about the best way to fix the problem. ... Page 6A.Investors plan to buy Biltmore properties Group expects to restore hotel ... Page 4A. 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TORRESBlake Coleman of Tarpon Springs tackles a plate of the boiled crustaceans at the 15th annual Crawfish Festival April 1 at the Cajun Caf on the Bayou in Pinellas Park.Bayou bash By TOM GERMONDLARGO Out and about this weekend? City parks and facilities will be brimming with activities, including dog contests, environmental exhibits, games for kids, Easter egg hunts and community garage salePawfestPawfest, the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid Pinellas annual major fundraiser, will be held April 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The sixth annual Pawfest features some new events this year, such as auditions for the American Idogs national show tour, Bark to the Future. Handlers and dog teams with great abilities in agility, fly ball, canine musical freestyle, rally, disk dog, dog tricks, obedience, etc., will perform. Dogs from the area may be selected to perform in the national tour, in 12 Florida cities. Also new this year is a presentation of the veterinarian of the year award. Contests in the categories of cutest dog, ugliest dog and best trick dog also will be held along with a K9 demonstration and dogs talent show. Other activities include a play house, contest and games for children and pets; the art house, student art and hands-on crafts; the activity midway and the doggy mall, accessories and services. Visitors to the free event are asked to donate towels, sheets, blankets and food for rescue dogs. Pawfest will be held rain or shine. Kiwanis is an organization that helps kids, said Linda Bullerman, one of the event promoters for the club. We try to change the world one child at a time. The organization supports programs in the schools such as BUG, Bring Up Grades. We have a builders club to try to develop leadership in middle schools, Bullerman said. In high schools we have Key Clubs. We try to promote leadership. Kiwanis projects benefit kids with autism, and See EVENTS, page 4ASomething for everyoneSeveral events planned at parks Saturday City Commission supports proposed light rail route By TOM GERMONDLARGO City commissioners endorsed a recommended light rail route that affects Clearwater, Largo, the Gateway area, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg with a regional connection across Tampa Bay to Hillsborough County. Most commissioners spoke in support of the alternative recommended Jan. 30 by the Project Advisory Committee in conjunction with a study. The committee is made up of elected officials representing four agencies involved in the project. The study, called Pinellas Alternative Analysis, examined options to implement premium transit service connecting major residential, employment and activity centers in Pinellas County to the Westshore area as well as downtown Tampa. Commissioners voted 6-1 to adopt a resolution in support of the Alternative Analysis Studys preferred alternative. The resolution says that the commission recognizes that light rail transit is crucial to the growth and development of the Tampa Bay region. Commissioner Robert Murray said he thinks the alternative selected is a great plan. Being part of it for some time, I think the tragedy is not doing anything. I think we have to look to the future. Oil is not unlimited I think we have to provide alternative means of transportation for the population in order for this county to survive. Scott Pringle, a consultant for the Project Advisory Committee, said investing in the project will provide economic development benefits. You are looking at over 16,000 different construction jobs, he said. Over 10,000 long-term permanent jobs as a result of this particular project. The study also looked at impact on the gross domestic product in Pinellas County. For every dollar spent on this particular project, the county can expect to see $2.50 on the original investment, Pringle said. See RAIL ROUTE, page 4ACounty commissioners approved on Dec. 6 initiating an interlocal service boundary agreement with 10 municipalities and five independent special districts. Officials seek budget inputPinellas County commissioners are beginning their annual outreach to the public, soliciting opinions on how best to balance the budget on diminishing funds. The first community outreach meeting on Tuesday, April 10, marks the first time staff has taken an eTownHall meeting on the road. ... Page 8A.COUNTY VIEWPOINTSTom GermondColumnist has issues with technology. ... Page 15A. Annexation accord in the works
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The city hopes to open the new skate park by the end of summer or the fall.Southwest recreation director takes new jobLARGO Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne reported that Southwest Recreation Complex Manager Jennifer McMahon will be leaving city government April 5 to become the new recreation director for the city of St. Petersburg Beach. McMahon has worked for the city of Largo for about 11 years. Im excited but also sad to leave a place that I love, McMahon said. But its a good opportunity. You have to take them when they are there. McMahon is the third Recreation, Parks and Arts employee in the last 10 years to leave Largo to become a director in another city.Citys 5th annual Trashy Fashion Show set for April 21LARGO In celebration of Earth Day, the Fifth Annual Trashy Fashion Show will be held at the Largo Cultural Center Friday, April 21, to feature amateur green designers of all ages. Participants are encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle to fashion their wearable green designs of at least 75 percent recycled materials. Models will hit the 30-foot runway with their innovative trashion designs at 6 p.m. Attendees and the general public are invited to enjoy a free pre-show Green Expo with educational environmental displays, healthy food and green living solutions from noon to 6 p.m. This years Green Expo is bigger then ever so get there early. The Largo Cultural Center is located at 105 Central Park Drive. To purchase tickets online, visit LargoArts.com or call 587-6793. The Trashy Fashion Show aims at instilling the importance of alternative waste solutions throughout the local community and in tomorrows leaders. For more information, visit LargoRecycles.com. Grand opening for market plannedLARGO The grand opening of Largos new open-air market will take place outdoors at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Saturday, April 14. From 9 a.m. 2 p.m., individuals are invited to browse a wide variety of vendors selling fresh and local produce, artisan foods, unique arts and crafts, jewelry, health and beauty items and much more. This special grand opening event will feature live entertainment, clowns, face painting, and special cooking demonstrations throughout the day. The market will be open every Saturday morning from April 14 through June 9. Largos open-air market is made possible by the city and the Pinellas County Health Department. For more information, or to fill out a vendor application, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. movie will begin at dusk or approximately 7:15 p.m. Wear your Rays gear for a chance to win a prize! Call 518-3126. The fee is $4 resident with recreation card; $5 guest. Celebrate the Rays! Spring Break Flick N Float, Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., Southwest Pool. Description: This family movie is based on a true story from the 1957 Little League World Series, called The Perfect Game. The first 150 people will receive a special admission gift from the Tampa Bay Rays and those dressed in Rays attire will receive door prize tickets for drawings. Beef O Bradys Largo is supplying the Kayem hot dogs, (just like at Tropicana Field), which are free, while supplies last. Donald Stotts, will be on site to provide free chair massages for interested attendees. Call 518-3126. The fee is $4 with a recreation card; $5 without. Square dancing, Fridays, April 6, 20, 27, 7:30 until 9:45 p.m., Largo Community Center Description: Like country style dancing? Square or round? Spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Join anytime. Call 518-3131. The fee is $6. Glow in the dark egg hunt, Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m., Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. Description: There will be glow in the dark activities, music, and age appropriate hunts. Dont forget your basket and flashlight. Preregistration is required by Friday, April 6. Call 518-3016. Make a Difference Fishing Tournament, Saturday, April 7, 6 a.m. until 1 p.m., Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE. Description: The Make a Difference Fishing Tournament organization coordinates fishing tournaments all over the county specifically for children with disabilities. The one here in Largo features art projects, an awards ceremony, fire rescue demonstrations and a fishing tournament. Visit makeadifferencefishing.org for more information. Call 587-6740. ext. 5014. Free for those who qualify Swing dance Saturdays, Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7 until 11 p.m., Largo Community Center Description: Come enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing every Saturday night. Enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 until 11 p.m. Our resident DJ is Savoy Swing. Dont miss out on our 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. The fee is $7. Train weekend, April 7 and 8, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Description: Ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full weekend every month in Largo Central Park. For a schedule of dates as well as pictures from this event, please go to the special events train weekend page at LargoEvents.com. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014. The event is free, but donations accepted Lego building, Saturday, April 14, 10 until 11:30 a.m., Southwest Recreation Complex. Description: Get hands-on experience and a lot of fun playing with Lego kits. Learn construction, programming and teamwork skills. Children will participate in building a variety of Lego sets. Call 518-3125. The fee is $7 per child. Free genealogy and family history classes, month of April, Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Description: More than a dozen free classes will be offered this month. 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 event is free. Celebrity Showcase, Thursday, April 12, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Description: Come see a tribute to Franke Valle and The Four Seasons by the Atlantic City Boys. This event will sell out so get your tickets soon. Two shows being performed. Call 518-3131. The cost is $14 general admission; $16 reserved; $15 at the door. Movies in the Park, Fridays, April 13 and 20, 7 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive Description: Gather up the family, grab your blankets and chairs on select Friday nights and join us for a movie on the big screen. Themed activities will take place at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk. Visit LargoEvents.com for up-to-date movie titles. On-site parking and concessions available. No alcohol permitted. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014. The event is free. Turtle Trot 5K Run, Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m., McGough Nature Park. Description: Come join us for our second annual Turtle Trot as we See AROUND LARGO, page 3ABay Area Singles Dance, Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene 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 extensive music library to fit every taste. Dress to Impress! Call 518-3131. The fee is $8 Flick N Float Spring Break, Friday, April 6, 5:30 p.m., Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Description: Bring your favorite float to the Spring Break edition of our great summer Flick N Float movie series. Enjoy The Rookie and bring spring training to Southwest Pool. Free hot dogs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches; concessions available. 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Briefs4A Leader, April 5, 2012 ANNEXATION, from page 1Agives municipalities the ability to accept applications for voluntary annexation of noncontiguous properties within Type A enclaves according to a procedure also included in the agreement. Beardslee described the draft agreement as simple due to what he said was a smart move by commissions to direct staff to keep negotiations limited to the single subject of voluntary annexation within Type A enclaves. A staff report talked about annexation agreements that cities enter into with property owners to provide services before the property is eligible for annexation in exchange for a promise that property owners will voluntarily apply for annexation when the property becomes eligible. If the property owner does not petition for voluntary annexation when the property become eligible for annexation, the annexation agreement allows the city to petition for annexation as an agent of the property owner, the staff report said. Annexation agreements usually are attached to the land and binding on all those who own the property. City officials pointed out that if the interlocal agreement is approved, there could be situations where the current owner of noncontiguous property located within a Type A enclave does not want to have the property annexed into the city as stipulated in an annexation agreement signed by a prior property owner.Staff advocates letting the parties involved in the annexation agreements handle those issues, which is why the agreement does not include annexation agreements, Beardslee said. Commissioner Neil Brickfield expressed concern for owners of property within the enclaves. Under the current rules, properties must be contiguous (touch) to municipal boundaries before being eligible for annexation. So, if we sign this, and properties become eligible, they have to go in, he asked. Only if they have an agreement, County administrator Bob LaSala answered. Brickfield suggested that the agreement allow property owners to decide whether to ask for annexation immediately or to wait until the property meets current requirements. Let the property owner decide, he said. If a neighbor annexes, then the city touches me, then Im eligible. I like the idea as a concept, but not the implementation. Id like the property owner to have the option. Commissioner Karen Seel said she understood that the annexations would be voluntary. I want to make it (voluntary) the case, she said. She also said she was concerned about notification for property owners. She said a reminder should go out that the property had an agreement on it for annexation, which could be done now (after an interlocal agreement is approved) or when the property acquires existing eligibility requirements. Staff said they would talk to the municipalities to see if they would agree with the commissioners changes to the draft. Commissioner Susan Latvala said the agreement would be a benefit for municipalities that would receive taxes from the property. She also reminded commissioners that those properties would no longer be paying into the countys library cooperative, which has budget problems. Were giving a huge consideration to the cities, she said. Were giving up our tax money to them. The library coop will have a huge loss. Seel responded that it was inefficient for the county to provide services to property in Type A enclaves. She said the county wouldnt have to send staff in for code enforcement. The city would be spending money for police services since the sheriff wouldnt be responsible for those areas. It should reduce our budget, she said. Latvala said budget reductions would be hard to quantify. The sheriff is not going to have less deputies, she said. It will make us more efficient.Long announces candidacy for County CommissionSEMINOLE Former State Rep. Janet Long filed with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections April 2 to seek election to the District 1 seat on the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Long, a Democrat, will face Republican incumbent Commissioner Neil Brickfield in the general election on Nov. 6. The announcement ends speculation about Longs candidacy. She will fulfill a contractual commitment with St. Petersburg College, where she served until March 30, as a project manager for the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. Though I thoroughly enjoyed my work at the college, said Long, I chose not to allow my contract to be renewed so that I could campaign for public office. Elected in 2006, Long served in the Florida House of Representatives for two terms. A Pinellas resident since 1972, one of her first jobs here was as Seminoles city administrator. She later served on the Seminole City Council from 2002 to 2004. She is also a former legislative aide and deputy insurance commissioner. Long was twice appointed to gubernatorial committees, including the State Tax Reform Task Force. Until recently, said Long, our County Commission enjoyed a long and rich history of putting aside partisan differences in order to make Pinellas County a better place to live, work and raise a family. That changed four years ago, said Long. Leadership and experience in governing was replaced by self-serving individuals with no strength to lead in the best interest of all our citizens. This will be a spirited campaign, she said, but Pinellas County voters now have a clear choice between an opportunistic ideologue and a tested public servant who is unafraid to lead and promises to restore common sense to our county government. A formal campaign kick-off and the launch of the campaigns website will be announced in the near future.Heritage Village breaks ground for new exhibitLARGO The Optimist Pram was the brainchild of local boat builder and Clearwater Optimist Club member Clark Mills. In the 1940s, Mills was challenged to design a boat that could be used by young sailors in a local, water-based soap box derby youth event. The first Florida Pram Regatta took place in Clearwater in 1948. The prams easy-to-make and easy-to-sail design made it a favorite of young sailors everywhere, and more than a quarter million of these boats had been produced worldwide at the time of Mills death in 2001. A vintage Optimist Pram, along with historic Windmill, Sun Cat and Snipe boats, will be on display in a new boathouse addition to Heritage Village scheduled for completion by the fall of 2012. The groundbreaking takes place on Sunday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., behind Heritage Villages Greenwood House near McKay Creek. Construction of the new boathouse is made possible through a public-private partnership with Pinellas County government, the Pinellas County Historical Society, the Clearwater Yacht Club, Ed Hoffman Architects and Proefke Construction. Donated funds will be used for permits and supplies; volunteer labor will be used to design and build the facility. The structure will feature a 24-foot by 40-foot display area for the boats, plus a smaller, air-conditioned 12-foot by 40-foot display room. This boathouse will profile an important chapter of coastal living in Pinellas County and will include trophies, tools and other memorabilia from the museums collections. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Visitors can tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through handson exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus. Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays. For more information on Heritage Village visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call 582-2123. County to host mobile collection eventPALM HARBOR Pinellas County Solid Waste will host a mobile collection event Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St. 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.County website wins Sunshine AwardCLEARWATER Pinellas County earned the Sunny Award for the second consecutive year and an A-plus transparency grade for the third year. Sunny Award winners are chosen by Sunshine Review, which evaluates state and local government websites nationwide for transparency, citizen engagement and accountability. This year, 214 of the more than 6,000 government websites ranked by Sunshine Review earned a Sunny Award. The Sunny Awards recognize governments that are doing an exemplary job proactively disclosing information to taxpayers, said Michael Barnhart, president of Sunshine Review. There are so many organizations and associations that highlight what is wrong with government. We at Sunshine Review are proud to acknowledge those who are doing it right and setting a transparency standard that all governments can, and should, meet. The Sunshine Review gives the A-plus grade to government websites that meet the stringent transparency checklist measuring what content is available online against what content should be provided. The checklist includes 10 specific transparency criteria: budget, meetings, elected officials, administrative officials, permits and zoning, audits, EVENTS, from page 1Athe club donates funds to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mary Black, also a club member, said sponsorship of the event is growing. Each year we try to add one new program, Black said, and I would like for us to get to the point rather than giving a couple of hundred dollars here and a couple hundred there, we can have a grant program where some of the major ones that cant get as much funding as they should and need (through other entities) can apply to us for larger amount of funds.EcofestThe citys Spring Ecofest and Arbor Day Celebration will be held Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the George C. McGough Nature Park. This years festivities include a free tree giveaway, games and activities for children, an Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter bunny, food, live entertainment, environmental exhibits, guest speakers and other activities. The event is free, except the Easter egg hunt, which is $3 per child. The George C. McGough Nature Park is at 11901 14th St. N., just northeast of the Indian Rocks Bridge.Community wide garage saleMore than 60 vendors will be selling their items in one location during the community wide garage sale at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m. until noon. Admission is free. Photo courtesy of HERITAGE VILLAGEA young Clearwater sailor pilots the very first Optimist Pram off the Haven Street dock in 1947. A similar pram is on display now in the Heritage Village Visitor Center.contracts, lobbying, public records and local taxes. Pinellas County governments redesigned website, created through the successful partnership between Pinellas County Business Technology Services and the Pinellas County Communications department, was launched in May 2010. Under the leadership of County Administrator Bob LaSala, the county implemented a Web 2.0 initiative in 2011 to accelerate enhancements to the website. This years initiatives included LiveChat on the website, the development of a mobile site and the addition of SeeClickFix, a mobile app that allows residents to take a picture of a local problem such as a pothole and send it to the county for action. Several eTownHall events were hosted online, with the live interactive meeting including a phone component. The eSeries was also launched to use informal interviews through live chats to educate the public about hurricane preparedness. The uses of social marketing tools were expanded as well to connect to a wider audience. In addition to the Sunny Awards, Pinellas Countys website received Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement awards from eRupublics Center for Digital Government. The website is also recognized as Web 2.0 Enabled by the Public Technology Institute. For more information on the Sunshine Review, go to www.sunshinereview.org.Sheriffs forum slatedDUNEDIN A public forum for Pinellas County sheriffs candidates will be held Wednesday, April 18, 7 to 9 p.m., at VFW Post 2550, 360 Douglas Ave. Candidates will be allowed to have five minutes each for opening and closing statements followed by questions from the moderator, Bay News 9 Senior Anchor Al Ruechel. Seating is limited to 200. Voters are asked to submit questions in advance of the forum to email@example.com.New director named at Bay PinesST. PETERSBURG The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Suzanne Klinker as the new director of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Klinker will oversee delivery of health care to more than 97,000 Veterans and an operating budget of $600 million at the nations fourth largest VA Medical Center. We are excited to bring Ms. Klinker on board as the new director of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, said Nevin Weaver, Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 Director. Her sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the facility, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve. We anticipate she will arrive at the medical center within the next 45 to 60 days to begin her appointment. Klinker joined the VA more than 17 years ago and has held progressive leadership positions at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System; Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston; Alexandria, La.; and the VA Western New York Healthcare System. By BRIAN GOFFBELLEAIR A group of Miami investors has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Belleview Biltmore Hotel and its ancillary properties, the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club and the Cabana Club on Sand Key. Architect Richard Heisenbottle, who had been involved in the properties when they were owned by the investment firm Legg Mason several years ago, leads the investment group. On Monday, April 2, the group met with the ad hoc Belleview Biltmore citizens committee and outlined their plans for the historic property. They say they plan to restore the 115-year-old hotel. In a press release, Heisenbottle said, Our goal is to give the Belleview Biltmore a second chance at greatness. The plans include the restoration of the 260-room hotel and construction of a brand new 153-room east wing. They also plan to restore the Magnolia, Palm and Sunset Cottages on the property. What will not be kept are the hotels existing lobby and spa and any buildings on the property, which, according to the release, Do not contribute to the hotels historic designation. The prospective owners also plan improvements to the golf club, which was extensively renovated last year, and the development of the Cabana Club property into a 38-room boutique hotel. In addition to Heisenbottle, the ownership group consists of real estate developer Hector Torres and tourism executive Charles Kropke. The group has the backing of the Miami investment firm CGI Merchant Group. A spokesman for the group would not disclose the selling price of the properties, but said the letter of intent was signed on March 30. He expects the deal to close sometime within the next six months. It was just a week ago that one of the current owners of the properties, Daniel Ades, appeared before the Belleair Town Commission asking for relief of some of the liens and fines which had built up to over $200,000. Specifically, he wanted the Cabana Club relieved of the encumbrance. The commission refused. In the April 2 press release, Ades was quoted as saying, As we promised from the first day we acquired the property we are going out of our way in trying to make the restoration of the hotel possible by providing unprecedented financing and a very extended due diligence period so the project can materialize. A spokesman for the Ades brothers, Matt Cummings, referred all further questions to Tampa lawyer Vin Marchetti, who was unavailable for comment. Belleair Mayor Gary Katica, while pleased with the news of a potential buyer for the hotel, was also cautious in his comments. It will be very exciting if it goes down, he said. But weve had so many false alarms in the past. But this is the best news yet, it will be absolutely great for the town. One of the purchasing partners, Hector Torres, estimates the restoration of the properties will take about three years and will generate 4,500 permanent and temporary jobs.Investment group to buy Belleview Biltmore properties RAIL ROUTE, from page 1AFor its original public investment in a rail line, Charlotte, N.C., has estimated a four-fold return on its investment in the way of new development, Pringle said. Specifically, 9.8 million square feet of new development around station areas, he said. He said that equates to 50 10-story buildings along the particular corridor. The cost of the proposed Pinellas County project, which includes 24 miles of light rail, 16 stations, the right of way and structures, is $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion, Pringle said. In recent months officials have talked about a 50 percent local funding commitment financed over 30 years. They are looking for federal, state and public-private partnerships to pay the remaining balance of the project. If all the stars are aligned perfectly, final design is expected to occur between 2015 and 2017 followed by three years to construct the project, Pringle said. Commissioner Curtis Homes voted against the resolution, taking issue with the 80 percent subsidy from taxpayers. I have had a problem with this thing from the first time I saw it, and my concerns about it have never been fully addressed on this, he said. Noting that plans call for the rail to run along East Bay Drive, he questioned how a person on Ulmerton Road would catch the train. I was actually told one time they could walk, he said. I said, Yeah, I can see an 80-year-old man walking from Ulmerton Road to East Bay to catch a train. Commissioner Woody Brown said for the system to be effective from day one it really needs to connect to the (Tampa International) Airport. He asked Pringle the likelihood of a rail connection from the airport to Pinellas County in 2020 so that people that fly into that airport can get to our beaches without renting a car. Pringle said from what he understands those conversations are under way. The Tampa International Airport will be entering into their master plan update, and that will be a big part of the conversation, Pringle said. Basically, the proposed rail line follows the CSX corridor between Clearwater and Largo and continues along East Bay Drive with a connection to the Clearwater-St. Petersburg Airport. It runs along Roosevelt Boulevard and Ulmerton Road, connecting to the Gateway area, Pinellas Park and downtown St. Petersburg. It also includes a regional connection across Tampa Bay Officials have emphasized that the analysis is one step in a long process involving the federal government and several other entities toward establishing a rail system.
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The Dodge continued on, hit the curb, rolled down the embankment and landed in Lake Seminole about 20 feet from shore. Harder was uninjured and crawled out of the truck through the drivers side window. The driver of the Jeep was transported to St. Petersburg General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The two passengers were not injured. Harder was cited for careless driving, driving with a suspended drivers license and no proof of insurance. The investigation continues.Two injured in accident without seatbeltsLARGO Two Dunedin residents injured in an accident April 3 at about 3 a.m. at Ulmerton Road and 66th Street were not wearing seatbelts. One of the victims is Michael Edward Graziano, 24, the brother of John Graziano, who was critically injured in a 2007 crash with Nick Bollea, the son of wrestler Hulk Hogan.In todays accident, a 1994 Volvo SW driven by Cameron Richard Bosley, 24, was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound in the center lane of Ulmerton Road approaching 66th Street. A dump truck driven by Steven Edward Brady, 57, of Lakeland was traveling westbound in the center lane of Ulmerton Road in the intersection of 66th Street. The Volvo collided into the rear of the dump truck. Both vehicles came to rest within the intersection resulting in a road closure until 4:30 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol reports said. Both Bosley and Graziano, who were not wearing seatbelts, were taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Bosley was in serious condition. Graziano was in critical condition. Brady was not injured, the FHP said. The Volvo received $10,000 in damage. The dump truck had $4,000 in damage. Alcohol was not involved, reports said. The investigation continues.Two found dead in a garageCLEARWATER Clearwater detectives are investigating the death of a man and woman both in their 40s at 2532 Sweetgum Way, according to a police Facebook report. Officers responded to the residence at 6:44 a.m. on April 2 and found the two dead in the garage. Detectives do not believe this was a random incident and may be domestic related. The investigation is still under way.Child drowns in poolCLEARWATER Clearwater Police are investigating the drowning of a child on the 1700 block of Thames Street, according to a police Facebook update. According to a preliminary investigation, the child slipped out of sight. When her mother realized she was missing, she searched and found the daughter in the backyard pool. The mother pulled the unresponsive child out of the pool and called 911. The child was taken to Morton Plant Hospital where she died. The call came in at 5:21 p.m. on March 27.Deputies release results of patrolLARGO Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Patrol Operations Bureau deputies released the weekend results of an impaired driving Wolf Pack patrol, which occurred Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. During that time, five deputies patrolled various areas and cities throughout Pinellas County. At the end of the patrol the deputies comprised the following statistics: 8 Driving under the influence 5 Driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license 1 felony violation of probation 1 unregistered vehicle 1 unassigned tag 19 Citations In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, deputies will continue to conduct Wolf Pack patrols and sobriety checkpoints in Pinellas County. The sobriety checkpoints will be conducted once a month at various locations throughout the County. Wolf Pack patrols also will continue to be once a month on nights separate from the checkpoints, and will target high traffic areas with an eye to identify and stop impaired, aggressive or otherwise reckless and errant drivers. The goal of sobriety checkpoints and Wolf Pack patrols is to raise awareness that will help reduce injuries and save lives; as well as enforce Sheriff Bob Gualtieris zero-tolerance for drinking and drug consumption and driving.Card game leads to stabbingCLEARWATER Clearwater police arrested a man for an aggravated battery involving a stabbing on March 30, according to a police Facebook report. The two subjects were playing cards on the porch of the victims trailer, the report said. They began to argue about the game, and it led to a physical altercation, during which the suspect stabbed the victim several times. The suspect fled on foot but was caught, arrested and charged with aggravated battery, the report said. 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Nancy Topper is currently the director of an award winning theatre program at Seminole High School. Although the camp is not affiliated with Pinellas County Schools, Topper hopes that the new location will help foster an interest in the performing arts in Seminole and surrounding community. For students from Kindergarten through Senior High School there are classes in recreational drama, acting, comedy and musical theatre. Sessions run June 18 July 20 from 9am-3pm. Monday through Thursday at Seminole High and on Fridays, at Church By The Sea. On the last Friday of each session, friends and family will be invited to a special performance. Students ages 5-9 who want to get a jump start on the summer camp can join a class currently running at Church by The Sea on Saturdays from 10 am-Noon. For more information and online camp registration visit www.abbadabbatheatre.com or call 727-397-8983.Abba Dabba Summer Theatre Camp is adding a new location in Seminole. What a perfect way for your youngster to spend the summer in this creative fun learning experience.More than 40 years ago Chapel Hill Memorial Park was established to fulfill the need for a cemetery to serve the Jewish community. Attracted by the sizeable lake, tranquil, verdant, peaceful and convenient location, people established their family plots and soon additional sections were opened and today persons of all faiths are welcome. Developed and platted for burials, there is also a mausoleum which can accommodate full casket entombments as well as niches for urns containing ashes. In 1998 the property was sold to a large national company which neglected it. Descendants of the original founders apologize for this and formed a non-profit corporation to buy back the park and restore it. Taking over as of April 2011 the new owners have made and continue to make changes to restore and upgrade the property to exceed its former beauty. 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While all agreed something needs to be done to cut down on wait times and the frustration involved with stopping twice to pay fees to two different government entities, county commissioners are of different minds about the best way to fix the problem. When the commission approved $5 parking fees for parks with beach access last year, they talked about the issue of asking visitors headed to Fort De Soto to stop twice to pay tolls. Staff was asked to work with the state to see if they could find a solution. Currently, visitors must pass through the Florida Department of Transportations Bayway South Toll Plaza and then the pay station at the entrance to Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde. Motorists in two-axle vehicles, the most common coming through the tollbooth, pay 35 cents. They pay $5 to gain access to parking at Fort De Soto. According to a letter dated March 22 to Paul Cozzie, bureau director for the countys Parks and Conservation Resources department, FDOT is pleased to partner with Pinellas County in order to facilitate traffic flow on State Road 679 into Fort De Soto Park. Beginning this month, the Turnpike Enterprise will shadow toll vehicles traveling through the Bayway South Toll Plaza. The letter from Nicola A. Liquori, CPA, deputy executive director and chief executive financial officer with Floridas Turnpike Enterprise, explained that a shadow toll allows a third party, in this case Pinellas County, to pay the tolls that would normally be collected from each individual vehicle traveling through the toll plaza. The purpose of this letter is to document our agreement to suspend tolls at the Bayway South Toll Plaza and the countys agreement to reimburse the department for the value of the tolls while toll operations are suspended, Liquori writes. The plan calls for the states toll equipment to continue to count vehicles passing through the plaza to get an accurate count of traffic by vehicle classification and applicable toll rate. Currently, two-axle vehicles pay 35 cents; three-axles pay 45 cents; four-axles, 55 cents, and five-axles, 65 cents. There is a 10-cent additional charge for each axle over five. The charge is the same whether vehicles pay cash or use the states SunPass. The state would summarize the traffic count through the plaza each week and provide the summary with a bill to Pinellas County on Thursday. The county would be responsible to pay the bill by the next Monday. The letter also informs the county of the states scheduled toll increase to begin June 30. After that time, motorists in two-axle vehicles will pay 25 cents if they have a SunPass and 50 cents if paying cash. The cost for a three-axle vehicle will increase to 50 cents with a SunPass and $1 if paying cash; four axles will pay 75 cents with a SunPass and $1.50 cash; five axle-vehicles will pay $1 with a SunPass and $2 cash. Each additional axle will cost 25 cents with a SunPass and 50 cents more if the motorist is paying cash. The state requires that the county pay a deposit of $3,500, which Liquori said would represent about one week of toll revenue. The deposit would be held as long as the agreement was in effect. The letter also includes provisions for termination of the agreement. The department is committed to working with the county to develop an agreement for a long-term solution and looks forward to a successful partnership, Liquori writes. Commissioners were pleased with the idea of being able to eliminate one of the two stops visitors to Fort De Soto must make to pay fees. They said most of the complaints they have received since implementing parking fees in January was about the wait time to pay and the two stops. Mark Woodard, assistant county administrator, said the plan would be implemented in two phases, the first one to begin in April before the busiest part of the season for Fort De Soto. He said phase 2 involves negotiations with the state to get a cost-avoidance credit for the county, since the state would not be paying the cost of operating the toll plaza and or updating the facility. He said provisions also needed to be considered for future increases in the states toll charges. He said the goal was to provide a convenience to park visitors and reduce wait times. He said for the weekend of March 24-25, wait times had grown to 12 minutes for visitors to make it through the tollbooth and pay station. The prior back up had been almost to FDOTs toll plaza, he said. But were getting better at managing (the pay process), he said. He pointed out that the busiest part of the season was to come, most likely starting in April. He also said thus far, tourism was seeing its best year ever. The rub is how to charge. Staff proposed collecting a flat fee of $5 at the single pay station with the county absorbing the cost of convenience the difference between the $5 and the amount the state charges for its toll. That proposal didnt please Commissioner Norm Roche who remains opposed to parking fees at county parks. Commissioner Nancy Bostock also questioned how staff could consider giving up 35 cents or more out of the $5 when they say that money is needed for the parks. She said if the parking fee could be reduced for Fort De Soto, maybe there might be other places where fees could be reduced. If we can absorb this, maybe we can reduce fees across the board to help citizens out, she said. She also asked if parking fees should be reduced at all parks that currently charge $5 to park. She said it was a matter of fairness. Commissioner Susan Latvala said she thought the rationale behind reducing the countys portion of the parking fee collected was to keep the public from having to pay two fees. Its not that we dont need the money, she said. See PARK, page 7ADouble tollbooths mar experience at county park Let freedom ring.In a letter to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson wrote:No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.Your free community paper works hard each issue to provide you with great value. That value comes to you, our readers, at no cost. To some, freedom of the press means freedom from interference from others. We believe freedom of the press means that connection to our community should not cost the reader. Thats why were free.
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The first community outreach meeting on Tuesday, April 10, marks the first time staff has taken an eTownHall meeting on the road. The meeting begins with an open house from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Digitorium on the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole. A live eTownHall follows from 7 to 8 p.m. Citizens have five ways to participate in the eTownHall. They can attend the event and ask questions as part of the live audience in the Digitorium. The can listen to the event and ask questions by calling 888-886-6603, conference number 18273. Staff also will be calling some residents during the show. Residents also can view the event online or on PCC-TV Bright House Channel 622, Knology Channel 18 or Verizon Channel 44. They can tweet using the hashtag #pinellasetown and they can blog at www.pinellascounty.org/eTownHall. Blog opens at 9 a.m. Monday, April 9, and stays open throughout the event on Tuesday. A computer will be available at the live event for those who prefer to send a question through the blog or Twitter. Dick Crippen, senior adviser with the Tampa Bay Rays and an active member of the community, will moderate the eTownHall. Dr. William D. Law Jr., president of St. Petersburg College, will provide an introduction. All seven county commissioners and County Administrator Bob LaSala will be available for the discussion and will answer questions. The Pinellas County Community Forum is the kickoff to the FY 2013 budget outreach, which will focus on developing strategies to define the future of the community and the services that the county provides, according to Pinellas County Communications. Pinellas County is the first government in Tampa Bay to integrate five forms of participation in an interactive, online event. Now, it is the first to hold the eTownHall at a public venue with a live audience and the first in the area to combine it with a traditional open house style of a public meeting. Two additional budget outreach events are scheduled. One on May 10, 5 p.m., at Safety Harbor City Hall, 750 Main St. The second is on May 15 at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. For more information, go to eTownHall, call 727-464-3000 or watch a video of one of the prior eTownHall events on You Tube.Another budget shortfallLaSala made it clear during a presentation of the 10-year budget forecast on Feb. 7 that the countys current reduced level of services would not be sustainable. He said commissioners must either reduce services or find ways to bring in more revenue. Areas of concern include the transportation trust fund that staff says will be out of money by FY 2015 unless something is done. The fund pays for road maintenance and stormwater needs. One idea on the table is creation of a stormwater tax. Staff says new, stricter regulations for management of stormwater will be costly. Currently, there is no way to pay those costs. Commissioners continue to struggle with funding for emergency medical services and fire protection. Plans to cut expenditures are stalled. Staff says commissioners most likely will need to consider additional increases in the EMS and fire district millage rates, as well as ambulance fees. The general fund, which pays the bulk of the countys operating expenses and personnel costs, as well as expenses for the Sheriffs Office and constitutional officers, will need projected cuts of $11.9 million in 2013, plus another $10.7 million in 2014. Things look even worse for future years. Staff anticipates that available revenue for 2013 will be less than it was in 2002. The county will have a better idea of its budget deficit after the tax collector certifies estimates of taxable values on July 1. Twothirds of the revenue for the general fund comes from property taxes. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/budget.County Administrator Bob LaSala made it clear during a presentation of the 10-year budget forecast on Feb. 7 that the countys current reduced level of services would not be sustainable. He said commissioners must either reduce services or find ways to bring in more revenue. By BOB McCLUREREDINGTON BEACH The news was good from Pinellas County Property Appraiser Pam Dubov for many beach homeowners. Speaking at the March 28 meeting of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council, Dubov predicted taxable property values for six beach communities would rise slightly in fiscal 2013. Things are better this year as far as market values and prices are stabilizing, Dubov said. Some communities are still declining, but much less. Many are increasing in value. She said condos are not performing as well as homes, which has a direct link to some communities seeing increased values and others that are not. With the exception of Treasure Island, which will see an estimated 3 percent drop in values; Belleair Beach, which is expected to drop 2 percent; and Indian Shores, which is predicted to drop 3 percent, all other beach communities will enjoy a small increase in 2012-13. They include: Indian Rocks Beach, up 2 percent. Madeira Beach, up 2 percent. North Redington Beach, up 2 percent. Redington Beach, up 2 percent. Redington Shores, up 2 percent. St. Pete Beach, up 1 percent. Dubov explained that the numbers she presented are taxable value. She said the Save Our Homes cap would be the maximum 3 percent, which is the limit to annual increases in assessed value for property with homestead exemption. The SOH cap limits the annual assessment increase of property to 3 percent or the change in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is lower. When a house is sold, the cap and exemption are removed at the end of the calendar year and taxes are calculated on the full market value, also called the just/market value. The property falls under the limitations of the Save Our Homes cap the second year of the new owners homestead exemption. If a property owner applies for and receives homestead exemption for 2012, the assessed value will be capped in 2013. To determine taxable value, any exemptions are subtracted from the assessed value to reach a taxable value, which is then multiplied by the annual millage rate set by the taxing authorities to reach the amount of tax due. We havent had (the SOH cap) at 3 percent in quite a few years, said Dubov, and thats because the CPI is at the same level. She said foreclosures across the county are slowly on the decline, but they have not ended. The last couple of months theyve been on the increase but we havent seen the number of foreclosures on the beaches that weve seen on the mainland, Dubov said. Thats because investors bought large numbers of homes in 2008 and 2009 in places like Lealman and other areas where the homes ranged in size from 900 to 1,400 square feet. Then they walked away from them. Its going to take a while to clear those but I dont see that as prevalent on the beach. She said sale prices on the beach havent been affected as much as on the mainland. While sale prices have come down (on the beaches), they havent been affected as drastically as on the mainland, Dubov said. A lot of times people do damage on the way out and we havent seen that as much on the beach. She said the annual TRIM notices would be mailed to Pinellas homeowners either Aug. 20 or Aug. 27.Walkwise Tampa BayJulie Bond, project manager for Walkwise Tampa Bay, a grassroots initiative to provide pedestrian safety education, said the Florida Department of Transportation has renewed its contract with Walkwise Tampa Bay for another year in effort to better educate the public and motorists about pedestrian safety. Bond and her staff give safety presentations throughout the Tampa Bay area but a strong focus is on Pinellas County, due to a large number of crashes involving pedestrians, she said. The Walkwise flag program will continue along the beaches, as long as the current supply of flags lasts, and information will be distributed to area hotels and businesses about pedestrian safety measures. This is a huge project in tourist areas for the beach because most of the fatalities have involved tourists, said Redington Beach Mayor Nick Simons. Were all concerned with pedestrian safety.Beach updateAndy Squires, coastal manager for Pinellas County Environment and Infrastructure, said the $31.5 million Sand Key beach nourishment project would begin in late April when the first sand hits the beach about 3,000 feet south of Sand Key Park. The preliminary project schedule is: Clearwater to Belleair Beach, April 15 to July 17; Indian Rocks Beach, July 19 to Aug. 23; Indian Shores, Aug. 25 to Oct. 3; and Redington Shores-North Redington Beach, Oct. 5 to 18. As the project proceeds, well narrow those dates down more, said Squires. Its scheduled to finish in late October but it will probably finish earlier than that with good weather. For county updates on the project, visit www.pinellascounty.org/environment/coastalMngmt/sandkey.Legislative updateIndian Shores Town Councilor Bill Smith said the recent legislative session in Tallahassee turned out good for the states beach management budget. Smith said almost $22 million in project dollars were allocated for beach nourishment and $5 million more for the Bureau of Beaches and Systems. Were fairly close to the $30 million we were supposed to get from state doc stamps, said Smith, but havent received due to the economy and lack of (home) sales. The allocations were pending approval by Gov. Rick Scott. Smith noted that longtime State Sen. Dennis Jones (R-Indian Shores) has termed out. Jones, who was known as the Sand Man, led efforts for years at the state level to allocate funding for beach nourishment projects. Among those expected to keep the effort alive is State Rep Jim Frishe (R-St. Petersburg), who is running for Jones Florida Senate seat.Penny for PinellasThe final step for 11 beach communities to receive $35 million in Penny for Pinellas funds for Gulf Boulevard improvements has been delayed to Tuesday, April 24 when approval of an interlocal agreement between the beach towns and the county is expected by the Pinellas County Commission. If approved, the funds will be dispersed to the beach towns over a seven-year period beginning in fiscal 2013. The county will hand out $3.5 million per year from 2013 to 2016 and $7 million per year in fiscal years 2017 to 2019. Funding to each town is based upon beach frontage. Clearwater will receive the largest amount, $6.7 million, followed by St. Pete Beach, $5.7 million; Indian Rocks Beach, $4.1 million; Indian Shores, $4 million; Treasure Island, $3.8 million; Madeira Beach $3.3 million; Belleair Beach, $2.1 million; Redington Shores, $1.7 million; Redington Beach, $1.6 million; North Redington Beach, $1.2 million; and Belleair Shore, $800,000.Beach values on the increase, property appraiser says
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Easter events10ALeader, April 5, 2012 The People of Calvary Episcopal Church Indian Rocks BeachWelcome You to Holy Week & EasterMaundy Thursday: April 5th 7:30 pm.....The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday Good Friday: April 6th1 pm............The Liturgy of Good Friday7 pm..........Evening Prayer & Stations of the Cross Easter Eve: Sat., April 7th5 pm...........Easter Service for kids & families. Easter Egg Hunt follows8 pm..........The Great Vigil of Easter Easter Day: Sun., April 8th7 am............Sunrise Service on the Waterfront 8 & 10 am...Solemn Eucharist of Easter DayCalvary Episcopal Church1615 1st Street Indian Rocks Beach (behind Guppys Restaurant)www.calvaryirb.org 040512 32912 4090 78th Ave., Pinellas Park, FL 33781(727) 344-1063Please Join us Easter Sunday April 8th Early Sunrise Service 7:00am Easter Services 9:15 & 10:45amFREE Breakfast Buffet: served from 8:15 10:30amAge appropriate classes: Birth-5th grade @ 9:15 & 10:45am Sunday, April 8th @9:00am & 10:45amFeaturingEaster MusicalJesus is AliveYou are invited to join ourEASTER CELEBRATION SERVICES 11045 Park Boulevard Seminole, FL 032912 St. Johns Episcopal Church 1676 South Belcher Rd. Clearwater 727-531-6020Holy Week MAUNDY THURSDAY 7 p.m. GOOD FRIDAY Noon & 7 p.m. EASTER EVE 5 p.m. Vigil with Eucharist EASTER DAY 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist032912 ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCHSchedule 2012Holy Thursday, April 5Mass of the Lords Supper 7pmGood Friday, April 6Stations of the Cross Noon & 7pm Celebration of the Lords Passion 3pmHoly Saturday, April 7Easter Vigil 8:00pmEaster Sunday, April 87:30, 9:30, 11:30am (no 5:30pm Mass)Divine Mercy Sunday, April 157:30, 9:00, 11:00am & 5:30pm1507 Trotter Rd., Largo(corner of Trotter & Dryer)(727) 584-2318www.stpatrick-largo.org 040512 Holy Week Sunday ServiceApril 8th 8:30 a.m. Celebrate EasterJoin us for our ServiceGarden SanctuaryFuneral Home & Cemetery 7950 131st Street North, Seminole 391-0121Refreshments Served After Service Easter Goodies for The Kids032212 032912Holy Week 2012Please join us as we celebrate Jesus life, death and glorious resurrection.April 5thMaundy Thursday Service with Communion 7pm in the SanctuaryApril 6thGood Friday Prayer Vigil Noon 2:45pm 2:45pm Commemorative ServiceApril 8thEaster Sunday Sunrise Service 7am on church property Continental Breakfast 7:30am Contemporary Service 8:30am Traditional Service 9:30 & 11:00am Easter Egg Hunt & Sunday School 9:30amAdult Sunday School 11amOakhurst United Methodist Church 13400 Park Blvd., Seminole 391-4769OakhurstUMC.com St. Dunstans Anglican ChurchHOLY SATURDAY: April 7 5pm The Great Vigil of Easter & Holy BaptismEASTER DAY: April 8 7:30am Holy Communion 10:15am Choral Festival CommunionChildrens Easter Egg HuntGOOD FRIDAY: April 6 7am Mass of the Presanctified Noon Good Friday Liturgy 7pm Good Friday Liturgy & Stations of the Cross MAUNDY THURSDAY: April 5 7pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy & First CommunionsTHE VIGIL follows until 7am Good Friday403 1st Ave. SW, Largo(1 block South of West Bay at 4th Street)www.StDunstansFl.com040512 4512 Following is a listing of some holiday services scheduled at places of worship throughout Pinellas County.St. Johns Episcopal ChurchCLEARWATER St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1676 S. Belcher Road. Holy Week services will include a Maundy Thursday service, Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m.; and Good Friday services, Friday, April 6, noon and 7 p.m. An Easter Eve service, Saturday, April 7, 5 p.m., will include a vigil with Eucharist. Easter Day services, on Sunday, April 8, 8 and 10 a.m., will include Holy Eucharist. Call 531-6020.Sylvan Abbey Memorial ParkCLEARWATER An Easter Sunrise Service will be presented Sunday, April 8, at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, 2860 Sunset Point Road. The prelude will begin at 6:30 a.m. followed by the lakeside service 7 a.m. Special performances will include a ballet story, choral and musical presentations and releasing of the doves. Morning beverages and snacks will be provided. Attendees may bring blankets and chairs. Call 796-1992 or visit SylvanAbbey.com.Union Street United Methodist ChurchCLEARWATER Union Street United Methodist Church, 1625 Union St. A Maundy Thursday service will be presented Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. On Good Friday, April 6, the chapel will be open for prayer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An Easter egg hunt and family picnic will take place Saturday, April 7, noon to 3 p.m. Easter services, on Sunday, April 8, will include a contemporary worship service, 9 a.m. and a traditional worship service, 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served in between services. Call 442-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchCLEARWATER Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen Booth Road. Good Friday services, on Friday, April 6, will be presented at noon and 7 p.m. Easter services, on Sunday, April 8, will be presented at 8 and 10 a.m. Call 796-5514.St. Catherine of Siena Catholic ChurchCLEARWATER St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1955 S. Belcher Road. A Holy Thursday service will be Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m., and will include Mass of the Lords Supper. An exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will follow. Good Friday services, on Friday, April 6, will include Stations of the Cross, noon; and Liturgy of the Lords Passion, 3 and 7 p.m. An Easter vigil will be Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. Easter Sunday services will be Sunday, April 8, 7, 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call 531-7721 or visit www.scosparish.org.Chapel-By-The-SeaCLEARWATER Chapel-By-The-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. Easter services, on Sunday, April 8, will include a sunrise service, 7 a.m.; traditional services, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; and youth Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Call 446-0430.Calvary Episcopal ChurchINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St. The liturgy of the Mandatum will be presented Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. Good Friday services, on Friday, April 6, will include the liturgy of the Good Friday, 1 p.m.; and evening prayer and stations of the cross, 7 p.m. Easter eve services, on Saturday, April 7, will include a childrens Easter vigil, 5 p.m.; and an Easter vigil, 8 p.m. Easter services, on Sunday, April 8, will include a sunrise service on the waterfront, 7 a.m.; and worship services, 8 and 10 a.m. Call 595-2374 or visit www.calvaryirb.org.Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic ChurchLARGO Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church, 6152 126th Ave. A Holy Thursday service will be Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. A Good Friday service will be Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. An Easter vigil of light will be Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. An Easter Sunday mass will be Sunday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. Call 232-3918 or visit holyspiritecc.org.Christ Presbyterian ChurchLARGO Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. A Maundy Thursday Communion service will be presented Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. A Good Friday Tenebrae service will be presented Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. An Easter egg hunt and breakfast will take place Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. An Easter service will be Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m. Call 584-8695 or visit largocpc.com.St. Patrick Catholic ChurchLARGO St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1507 Trotter Road. A Holy Thursday service will be Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. Good Friday services, on Friday, April 6, will include Stations of the Cross, noon and 7 p.m.; and celebration of the Lords Passion, 3 p.m. An Easter vigil will be presented Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. Easter Sunday services will be Sunday, April 8, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. There will be no 5:30 p.m. mass. Call 584-2318 or visit www.stpatrick-largo.org.Prince of Peace Lutheran ChurchLARGO Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. A Maundy Thursday service will include Holy Communion on Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. Good Friday services, on Friday, April 6, will include the reading of the passion, noon; and a solemn reading of the Tenebrae, 7:30 p.m. An Easter vigil will be offered on Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday services, on Sunday, April 8, will include a celebration of the resurrection with Holy Communion, festival choir, brass, timpani and bells at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Call 585-9969 or visit www.poplargo.org. See SERVICES, page 11ACommunities are making plans to celebrate Easter with a variety of fun activities. The following is a list of egg hunts and other eggsciting, eggs-trodinary events.CCV to host annual egg huntCLEARWATER The Clearwater Community Volunteers will host its 20th annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 8, noon to 2 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. The hunt will take place at 12:30 p.m. sharp and it traditionally lasts only a few minutes. The event starts with the race to find the most Easter eggs, candy, and of course, 250 of those famous Golden Eggs. Each child who finds a Golden Egg will receive a stuffed bunny. In addition to the main event, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, rides on the Bunny Express, special entertainment, a giant inflatable slide and a bouncy house. The Tricky Dogs Show will be performing on the Coachman Park stage at 12:45 p.m. For information, call 442-2099 or visit www.clearwatercommuni tyvolunteers.org.Easter Bunny to visit Largo City HallLARGO The citys Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m., on the front lawn of Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. NE. Children ages walking to 12 years old will be placed into age groups and let loose to gather eggs and win prizes. Kids also will enjoy bounce houses, carnival games, music, food and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Attendees should bring a basket and flashlight. Spots are limited. Registration is required. Cost is $8 a child. Wristbands may be purchased in advance at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. For information, call 518-3016 or visit PlayLargo.com.Eggsplosion 2012 setPINELLAS PARK Eggsplosion 2012 will take place Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to noon, at New Destiny International Church, 9200 49th St. N. The free event will feature an egg hunt with more than 5,000 eggs along with giveaways, pony rides, face painting, bounce house, balloons and petting zoo. For information, call 576-7374.Beta Sigma Phi hosts egg huntPINELLAS PARK Beta Sigma Phi will host a free egg hunt Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. Children will be divided into age groups for the hunt. Call 541-0895.Egg hunt on horseback setPINELLAS PARK The Saddle Up Riding Club will host an Easter egg hunt on horseback Saturday, April 7, 3 to 6 p.m., at 6080 94th Ave. Attendees should bring an Easter basket and plan to have a ride through the woods while looking for Easter eggs in hanging buckets. Only children ages 2 to 16 may participate. Cost is $5 a ride. The event includes games, food, and farm animals to interact with. Call 520-3132 or visit www.sad dleupridingclub.org.
11A Leader, April 5, 2012 CHRISTPRESBYTERIAN CHURCHCome Where Gods Grace Awaits You A Place for New Beginnings The Rev. Dr. James S. Welch, Jr.3115 Dryer Ave., LargoLocated two blocks east of Indian Rocks Road(727) 584-8695 largocpc.comNursery and Transportation AvailableApril 5th 6:30 p.m.Maundy Thursday Communion ServiceApril 6th 6:30 p.m.Good Friday Tenebrae ServiceApril 7th 9:00 a.m.Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake BreakfastApril 8th 10:00 a.m.Easter/Resurrection Sunday Worship Service040512 032912 MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 5Service of Shadows 7:00 P.M.EASTERSUNDAY, APRIL8Sunrise Service 7:00am Contemporary Service 9:20am Traditional Worship 11am Sunday School 9:20am & 11am You Are Welcome AtFAITHPresbyterian ChurchPastor Dr. David Miller Associate Pastor Rev. Stephen T. Hess Parish Associate Dr. Paul R. Aughinbaugh 032912Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic ChurchBecause its not about rules, its about relationships!Holy Thursday & Good Friday, 7:30pm Easter Vigil of Light, 8:00pm Easter Sunday Mass, 10:30am6152 126th Ave. (Oaklefe Center), Largo 727.232.3918 HolySpritECC.org Serving the community at801 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-397-4707 www.pathwayscc.comLoving God Loving PeopleEASTER EGG HUNTSaturday, April 7 9-11amBirth 10 yrs. old Crafts, Puppets and a Gospel Presentation.EASTER SERVICESThis Changes Everything Friday, April 6 7:15pm Saturday, April 7 7pm Sunday, April 8 7am (no child care), 9am, 10:30am Join us as we worship the Risen SaviorEaster BreakfastBreakfast Served: After Sunrise Service thru 11am Heavy Continental Breakfast $3 Specialty Coffee & Smoothies $2040512 Come Celebrate Holy Week With Us!*Child Care AvailablePrince of PeaceLutheran Church040512455 Missouri Ave. 727-585-9969(across from Largo High)www.poplargo.org April 8, Easter Sunday The Resurrection of Our Loard 8:45am & 11:00am* Festival Choir with Brass, Timpani, Bells, Violin, Cross, Banner, Torches, AlleluiasApril 5, Maundy Thursday @ 7:30pm*Holy Communion with stripping of the altar April 6, Good Friday Noon Reading of the Passion 7:30pm* Solemn Tenebrae April 7, Holy Saturday @ 7:30pm The Great Vigil of Easter Led by the Paschal Candle, the congregation moves from outdoors into a darkened sanctuary to ponder the story of our salvation. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road Clearwater 040512HOLY WEEK SCHEDULEHoly Thursday, April 5 7pm Mass of The Lords Supper Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Good Friday, April 6 Noon Stations of the Cross 3pm Liturgy of the Lords Passion 7pm Liturgy of the Lords Passion Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 7 8:00pm (No 4pm Vigil Mass Holy Saturday) Easter Sunday, April 8 7am, 9am, 11am & 6pmParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.org 040512 Celebrate Easter With Us!Maundy Thursday -April 5th(Foot Washing & Holy Eucharist)5pm Good Friday April 6th(Stations of the Cross)6:30pmEaster Sunday April 8th (Holy Eucharist)9:30am10888 126th Ave. N. Largo 727-586-6968www.stdunstansfl.org St. Dunstans Episcopal Church 4512E 040512April 8th, Easter Sunrise Service Sunday 7am Call to Worship Bring a Blanket or Chair April 8th, Easter Masses 9:30am & 11:30am (Portuguese Speaking Community 7pm)10851 Ridge Road, Seminole, FL 33778 727.397.3312MASS Times: Sat. 4pm; Sun., 8am 9:30am (Family Mass)11:30am (Praise & Worship Band) www.stjustinmartyr.net www.twitter.com/stjustinparish www.facebook.com St-Justin-MartyrFor Those Seeking A Return And Renewal Of Their Catholic FaithThis Easter Try A Jesus-Centered Purpose Driven CATHOLIC CHURCH Our FREE Gift To You With No Obligation Call Now! 727. 397.3312 Ext. 311 April 5th, Holy Thursday 7pm April 6th, Good Friday Service 3pm April 7th, Saturday Vigil 8pm JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK SERVICES Join Us For An Easter CelebrationAldersgate United Methodist Church 9530 Starkey Road, Seminole, FL 33777727-391-0218 Aldersgate.com Holy Thursday Service April 5 7 p.m. Good Friday Service April 6 7 p.m. Easter Morning Services April 8 Traditional 8 & 11 a.m. Contemporary 9:30 a.m. KidCity (Pre K-5th grade) 9:30 a.m.040512 SERVICES, from page 10AChurch By The SeaMADEIRA BEACH Church By The Sea, 495 137th Ave. Circle. Services on Easter Sunday, April 8, will include a sunrise service, 6:30 a.m.; and worship at 7:45, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Call 391-7706.Faith City ChurchPALM HARBOR Faith City Church meets at Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. An Easter Sunday service will be presented Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m., and will feature practical teaching, casual dress and rockin music. Call 487-2489 or visit www.faithcity.tv.Good Samaritan ChurchPINELLAS PARK Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. Maundy Thursday services will be observed on Thursday, April 5. Visitors are welcome to join in the simple meal as we remember the Last Supper, observing open communion. The soup supper and service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 544-8558 or emailing email@example.com. The church also will be open to the public for quiet time and prayer on Good Friday, April 6, from noon to 3 p.m. An Easter sunrise service will be presented Sunday, April 8, 7:30 a.m., and will be followed by a pancake breakfast. A traditional Easter service will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by fellowship and an Easter egg hunt for the children at noon.First Baptist Pinellas PINELLAS PARK First Baptist Pinellas, 5495 Park Blvd. A Good Friday service will be Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. Call 546-5748.Grace Brethren ChurchPINELLAS PARK Grace Brethren Church, 6300 62nd Ave. N. An Easter Sunday service will be presented Sunday, April 8, 10:45 a.m. Call 546-2850.New Journey FellowshipPINELLAS PARK New Journey Fellowship, 4090 78th Ave. Easter Sunday services will be Sunday, April 8, 7, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. A free breakfast buffet will be served from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Age-appropriate classes will be offered at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Call 344-1063.First United Methodist Church of Pinellas ParkPINELLAS PARK First United Methodist Church of Pinellas Park, 9025 49th St. A Maundy Thursday service will be presented Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services, on Sunday, April 8, will include a sunrise service, 7 a.m., at Freedom Lake Park; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; and worship, 10:30 a.m. Call 546-5741.Beth-El ShalomST. PETERSBURG Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N. Passover will be celebrated Friday, April 6, 7 p.m., with Jewish songs, matzah and charoset, and the story of deliverance from haggadah. Preregistration is required. Call 345-7777 or visit www.jewishheritage.net.Seminole First Baptist ChurchSEMINOLE Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. Easter celebration services will be presented Sunday, April 8, 9 and 10:45 a.m. and will feature the musical Jesus is Alive. Call 392-7729.Faith Presbyterian ChurchSEMINOLE Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave. Service of Shadows, a Maundy Thursday service will be Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services, on Sunday, April 8, will include a sunrise service, 7 a.m.; contemporary service, 9:20 a.m.; and traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday school will be presented at 9:20 and 11 a.m. Call 391-0596.Bay Ridge Baptist ChurchSEMINOLE Bay Ridge Baptist Church, 6155 113th St. N. An Easter service will be Sunday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. Call 391-1935 or visit www.bayridgebaptist.org.Aldersgate United Methodist ChurchSEMINOLE Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road. Holy Thursday service will be presented Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. A Good Friday service will be presented Friday, April 6, 7 p.m. Easter morning service, on Sunday, April 8, will include traditional services, 8 and 11 a.m.; and a contemporary service, 9:30 a.m. KidCity, for Pre-K through fifth grade, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Call 391-0218.St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic ChurchSEMINOLE St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 10851 Ridge Road. A Holy Thursday service will be presented Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. A Good Friday service will be presented Friday, April 6, 3 p.m. A Saturday vigil will be Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m. Services on Easter Sunday, April 8, will include a sunrise service, 7 a.m.; and Easter masses, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. A Portuguesespeaking community service will be offered Sunday, 7 p.m. Call 397-3312.Connect 2 Christ ChurchSEMINOLE The nondenominational Connect 2 Christ Church will present an Easter worship service Sunday, April 8, 9:45 a.m., in the Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7860 Liberty Lane. A continental breakfast will be served at 9:15 a.m. Christ the King Presbyterian ChurchSEMINOLE Christ the King Presbyterian Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd. A Good Friday service will be presented Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. An Easter service will be presented Sunday, April 8, 9:25 a.m. Nursery will be provided during both services. Call 394-0787 or visit www.ctkpcaseminole.com.Friendship Community Church/Connect 2 Christ Church TREASURE ISLAND Friendship Community Church of Treasure Island and Connect 2 Christ Church of Seminole will partner for an Easter sunrise service Sunday, April 8, 7 a.m., on the public beach at 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.
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Walk-Ins Welcome!14100 Walsingham Road, Largo 727-596-1763 Randy Roberts en Co.040512 2 2 4 4 Y Y e e a a r r s s o o f f E E x x c c e e l l l l e e n n c c e e Now Interviewing Talented StylistsHappy Easter For what should have been a great week of fishing it was definitely a little slower than expected. Slow moving tides and extremely clear water were the two biggest players in a late week shut down on the kingfish and mackerel action that had been so good only a few days prior. A change had to take place for things to get back going and with any luck last weekends wind and rain followed up by this weeks big tides, one can only hope that well get a second chance at some of that great kingfish and Spanish mackerel action that we had only a week and a half ago. Kingfish anglers should keep a close eye out for pods of threadfins that have been showing up along the beach. Slow troll threadfins or live Spanish mackerel for kingfish and smaller pilchards or silver spoons for Spanish mackerel. Inshore anglers should be looking forward to some good flats fishing by mid to late week; the upcoming full moon will provide good tidal flow as well as a good opportunity for trout and reds. Look for the reds to be feeding aggressively on the low incoming tide; target mullet schools while casting top-water plugs. Zara spooks, or MirroLure She-dogs are good choices when trying to mimic finger mullet. Weekend high tides will have reds pushing well under the mangrove branches. Try using a fresh piece of cut bait as close to the branches as possible to lure the reds out from the heavy cover. Trout are coming back onto the flats after their spawn; grass flat edges in 3 to 5 feet of water are holding plenty of nice trout chumming with live pilchards is your best way to catch a bunch of these fish. Target peak tidal flow as well as clean water. Pilchards can be cast-netted along bridge shadow lines at night. Until next week GET BENT!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Change in weather slows kingfish, mackerel actionGulf Coast Giving plans 5K run/walkLARGO Gulf Coast Giving is hosting its inaugural Upgrade 2 Success 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m., at Walsingham Park. The event benefits Pinellas County schools: Sandy Lane Elementary, Azalea Middle, Boca Ciega High and Madeira Beach Fundamental. Proceeds will help purchase much needed computer equipment and provide training for staff and students. Registration includes event T-shirt, giveaways, finisher medals, kids craft activities, food, music, and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Please register online at www.GulfCoastGiv ing.org/run. Contact Jessica Shafer with questions at 5173839, ext. 1205. Gulf Coast Giving is a nonprofit organization whose main cause is to provide underserved schools and nonprofits with computer equipment and training. GCG hosts a scholarship program, supports local and national charities, provides volunteer assistance to nonprofit organizations worldwide and creates inspiring local events that manifest the spirit of giving. Registration open for Turtle Trot 5KLARGO The city along with The Friends of Largo Nature Parks, a volunteer group supporting Largo Nature Parks, will host the Second Annual Turtle Trot 5K at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. The Turtle Trot 5K, named after the large number of aquatic turtles that live in the parks pond, will be held on Saturday morning, April 14. The run will begin at 8 a.m. with on-site registrations beginning at 6:45 a.m. The 5K run is a measured 3.1-mile flat course that will take participants through McGough and Bonner parks trails and boardwalks and on quiet neighborhood streets nearby. The race will start and finish at McGough Nature Park. Awards will be given to the overall male and female runners in the 5K. The top three finishers in each age group also will receive awards. Each participant will be given a chance drawing ticket for a shot at winning one of many great prizes, including local restaurant gift certificates, massage therapy gift certificates, and more. Additional prize drawing tickets will be available for purchase. Goody bags and T-shirts are guaranteed to all preregistered runners. Post-race refreshments and water will be available. Both parks are located on the Intracoastal Waterway and have boardwalks and piers for postrace relaxing. Bring the kids and feed the turtles from the observation deck. Turtle food is available at McGough Nature Center.Race fees are $15 preregistered and $20 after April 4. All proceeds from the race will go toward supporting Largo Nature Parks. Registration forms can be found online at LargoNature.com, or picked up at the following locations: Largo See BRIEFS, page 13A Largo football star hosts clinic April 14LARGO Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and former Largo Packer Dexter McCluster will be hosting the 2nd Annual Dexter McCluster Youth Football Clinic on Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Largo Sports Complex, 1640 McMullen Road. Youths ages 8-17 will learn on-field skills and drills from McCluster along with Largos recreation staff and local high school football coaches. McCluster, a Largo High School honor roll graduate and Ole Miss Rebels wide receiver, went on to be a second round pick in the 2010 NFL draft. He attended Largos Outreach Football Clinic as a youth and is returning to his hometown to talk to the young athletes about the importance of hard work and reaching goals. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered participants and a free lunch will be provided for both the participants and volunteers. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver. For more information, call 365-0044 or visit LargoSports.com.Photo by TOM GERMONDDexter McCluster gives some pointers to kids at last years football clinic. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein
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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.Photo by ANN WEAVERBoyhood buddies like Scrapefin and PC have lots to say to each other after a separation of three years. Yes, but what do they say? BRIEFS, from page 12ACity Hall, Southwest Recreation Complex, Highland Recreation Complex, McGough Nature Park, and Bonner Park. For more information, call 518-3047.Clearwater Audubon Society to meetCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will meet Monday, May 7, at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. The event will kick off with a mix-and-mingle at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Dolly Cummings, a representative of the League of Environmental Educators in Florida, will lead an insightful audience participation activity that can assist in asking the right questions about the candidates and issues coming up on the 2012 ballot. Since the focus of LEEF is on awareness, communication, and growth with respect to Floridas natural environment, this program will provide a special voter resource to attendees. Call 462-6024 or visit www.clearwateraudubon.com.Clearwater Audubon to host field tripCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a field trip Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m., to Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. Participants will assemble in the parking lot. The park offers opportunities to view songbirds, raptors in oak and xeric hammock, and water birds in a lake setting along a three-quarter-mile shell trail and boardwalk. Call Madeleine Bohrer at 748-6885. Clearwater Audubon to host field tripCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a field trip Wednesday, April 11, 7:15 a.m., to Fort De Soto County Park. Participants will assemble in front of Party City at Tri-City Plaza at the intersection of U.S. 19 N. and East Bay Drive in Clearwater. From there, participants will carpool to Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde. The park offers opportunities to view migratory songbirds, raptors, water and shorebirds along a causeway and shoreline drive. There is a oneto two-mile trail walk on Tampa Bays north shore. Call John Hood at 461-4762.Clearwater Audubon to host safariCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a safari field trip Friday, April 13, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., to Cross Bar Ranch in Pasco County. Participants will assemble at Westfield Countryside Mall, near Sears, by the U.S. 19 frontage road. From there, participants will carpool to the destination. Aboard a safari bus, attendees will learn about water resources and observe songbirds, raptors and burrowing owls and wildlife. Reservations are required by April 6. Call Ken Rowe at 781-0745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Clearwater Audubon to host field tripCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a field trip Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m., to Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin. Participants will assemble behind McDonalds at the intersection of Alt. U.S. 19 and Curlew Road in Clearwater. The trip will offer opportunities to view shorebirds along the causeway as well as songbirds and raptors on the osprey and pelican nature trails. The trip will include two to three miles of walking on sand trails. Call Ellen Pfau at 786-3718.Clearwater Audubon to host field tripCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a field trip Saturday, April 21, 5 a.m., to Babcock Webb Prairie near Punta Gorda in Charlotte County. Participants will assemble at Tri-City Plaza at the intersection of U.S. 19 N. and East Bay Drive in Clearwater and will travel by van. The trip offers an opportunity to view resident and migrant including warblers, bluebirds, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, wood stork, Bachmans sparrow, burrowing owl, brown-headed nuthatch and red-cockaded woodpecker. A variety of other species reside in the pine flatwoods. Call Paul Trunk at 447-4785. Clearwater Audubon to host field tripCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a field trip Wednesday, April 25, 7:15 a.m., to Fort De Soto County Park. Participants will assemble in front of Party City at Tri-City Plaza at the intersection of U.S. 19 N. and East Bay Drive in Clearwater. From there, participants will carpool to Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde. The park offers opportunities to view migratory songbirds, raptors, water and shorebirds along a causeway and shoreline drive. There is a oneto two-mile trail walk on Tampa Bays north shore. Call John Hood at 461-4762.Philippe to host nature walkSAFETY HARBOR A guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, April 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway. The hike is limited to 12 participants. Attendees will learn park history while exploring nature. Participants should meet at the Philippe gravesite at 9 a.m. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen a hat and insect repellant are recommended. Reservations will be accepted through the Friday prior to the hike. An adult must accompany children. To register, call 669-1947 or e-mail email@example.com.Do you have time for a little maritime moment apropos of nothing save natures continuing power to charm and tickle? The spring air is intoxicating. Everybodys got their windows open. The nights ring with distant chatter, the love calls of giant floes of sea gulls in endless excited exchange. Following the winter that never came, the seas have warmed quickly. Theyre in the upper 70s already. As the temperatures have risen, so too the numbers of dolphins have risen, as if its spring break on land but also at sea. Among the spring dolphins is a mysterious dolphin who first appeared in easy company with local bulls Scrapefin and Hi W Ski. As they rolled around the sheltered shallows off the Green Iguana restaurant, I knew Id seen its dorsal fin before. (We identify dolphins by their unique dorsal fin notch patterns). But I couldnt place it. The two candidate fins that first surfaced from my memory bank of dorsal fin patterns failed to solve the puzzle of its identity, and I grinned at the ever-present mystery that is the sea. When the mysterious dolphin appeared the next time, he again swam companionably with local dolphins. This time, however, all three dolphins were about the same size, although teen bull Oyster is slightly bigger than teen bull VC. That made it tempting to assume the mysterious dolphin was also a teenager, but size is a risky clue about the age of a wild dolphin. The three slid among the boats anchored in the shadow of the Bay Pines VA hospital complex, sleepwalking. Sleepwalking among dolphins is technically called snooze swimming, which seems to be the other main activity of teen males besides jousting for position in the game of love. Judging from their coats of fresh toothrakes, theyd been jousting plenty. Snooze swimming is the easiest dolphin behavior for taking the photo-identification pictures we amass as population biology data, which may have triggered my optimistic decision to let the matter of the mysterious dolphins identity lie for the time being. I called to the magic of the mind to produce the answer quite suddenly and turned my attention to the continuing richness of the dolphin survey we were currently conducting under NOAA permit. The magic worked in its time. As soon as we got home, I rushed to the database to check a particular picture. Omygawd. It WAS PC! He had come home again! PCs story began with our study. Born to local lady [Queen] P in 2005, Ps calf PC grew up fast and strong. P was quite willing to let us babysit him. She would drop him off at our boat, hunt in the distance, return, pick him up and off they would go (Dolphin Watchs Perfect P and classic Q). PC gave me pangs of doubt when he weaned at the unheardof age of 16 months, which is like leaving home for good at the age of nine (Dolphin Watchs Winning at weaning). He has periodically returned since, which was evidence of his continued survival, albeit teasing. When I went back into the database to see who he swam with on his occasional returns to local waters, it was humbling to see that his favorite companions back then were Scrapefin, Hi W Ski, Oyster and VC! Thats who weve seen him with this month, four years later. Ya gotta wonder. You also have to wonder about his timing with respect to his mom and younger siblings. In 2008, he suddenly appeared shortly after the birth of his brand-new baby sister Peewee (Dolphin Watchs When big brother came back to town). Now four years later, he has suddenly appeared about the same time as his mom P returned to local waters with little yearling Paisley. His now-teenage sister Peewee (Dolphin Watchs princess and the P) swims the northern waters of the study area. In other words, for the time being, theres at least one family out there among the dolphins at your doorstep. An animal behaviorist must be very careful about interpreting behavior, especially the behavior of a species so different from people. Consequently, it was in wry retrospect that I understood the many close-up pictures Id gotten of PC, which he gave me by repeatedly surfacing next to the boat. No wild dolphin wed just met acts like this. His easy behavior near the boat suggests that PC recognized us before recognized him. Whether he counts our boat among the other boyhood buddies he now visits so comfortably remains to be seen. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver
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PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Tourism Lunch on Tuesday, May 15, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The event will begin with check-in and networking at 11 a.m. followed by the program and lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. This years keynote speaker will be Roger Dow, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Travel Association, the national umbrella organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that represents all segments of travel and tourism in America. Sponsors this year include Air Canada and the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. The cost is $40 for members or $50 for nonmembers. Table sponsorships are available. For information or to register, call Amanda Page at 360-6957 or email RSVP@tampabaybeaches.com. Chamber to host Beach GamesTREASURE ISLAND The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host the fifth annual Spirit of Hospitality: Beach Games on Sunday, May 20, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd. This annual event offers an opportunity for chamber members to get together for a day of fun in the sun and some friendly competition. Games include a sand sculpture contest, water balloon toss, dolphin relay race and new this year piranhas. Teams of 10 may register for $250, which includes a logo on the T-shirt and banner. Individuals may register for $25 and join a team of their fellow chamber members. All registrants will receive a T-shirt, a pizza party and a ticket to ride the jumbo slide. For information or to register, call Amanda Page at 360-6957 or email RSVP@tampabaybeaches .com. Car care clinic setPINELLAS PARK New Hope Auto and Truck Services will offer a free car care clinic Saturday, April 7, 9 to 11 a.m., at Sonic, 7725 49th St. N. 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To register, call 572-8877 or visit www.newhope autoandtruck.com.Senior Assisted Services opensMADEIRA BEACH Senior Assisted Services recently began offering customized daily living and transportation services to help meet the needs of older adults in Pinellas County. Owner Jeanie Collins and her team offer a variety of services such as transportation to appointments, personal assistance in daily living tasks, and assistance with organization and errand running. Specializing in providing nonmedical personal assistance and personal concierge service to clients in Pinellas County, Senior Assisted Services offers free consultaion. Visit seniorassistedservices.com. Photo courtesy of CAROLYN TRICOLIClearwater Beach city and civic dignitaries, staff and family attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and opening of the new showroom for Budget Blinds recently. Carolyn Tripoli opened the local franchise in summer of 2011. The new showroom is at 600 Mandalay Ave. and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From left are Christy Tripoli, agent; Carolyn Tripoli, owner; Mary Underwood, agent; and Carolyn Howell, drapery specialist.Showroom ribbon cutting Biz notes Biz notes
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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563On the enmity toward TebowA Florida man has made the news recently, big time. Tim Tebow, already a legend at the University of Florida, is leaving Denvers National Football League team, where he had won over detractors by his inspirational play, to go to the New York Jets. In Jacksonville, fans are distraught at the news, having hoped to see him play for the Jags. Not being a sports expert, Ill skip any attempt at in-depth analysis. Instead, I struggle to understand the attitude some people have about Tebow. Heres a man who was born only because his mother rejected the learned opinions of physicians who wanted her to kill him before he was born. He went through childhood excelling at everything he undertook, including sports. In college he set records as quarterback for the Gators, and won a Heisman Trophy. He has done missionary work with his parents since he was a child, helping to make the lives of poor and sick people in foreign countries better. He is polite, respectful of others, always shares credit, and never grandstands. He has said he will remain a virgin until he is married. Finally, he believes in God and credits Him with his own achievements. So, you can see why people hate Tebow intensely. In some cases, it appears that he is hated because of his religious beliefs. Atheists arent the most tolerant of people, certainly. Others are fixated on the myth that there is a requirement in the Constitution to maintain a separation of church and state, and they think that Tebows public embrace of his faith somehow violates that requirement. Would that they would give as much fealty to other things that actually are in the Constitution. In any case, that still fails to explain the enmity. There are some who apparently yearn for him to fail, or to display any weakness of character. If it could be shown that he secretly snorts cocaine, they would be won over, no doubt, and elevate him to the same lofty pedestal that they place people upon such as singer Whitney Houston, who was lauded for weeks after her untimely death. In the previous century, works such as Jack Armstrong, All-American Boy, were popular because the characters in them displayed many of the characteristics Tebow does. We have progressed since then to the point that such characteristics are despised. Thats change, and to some people change is always good. Others believe not all change is for the better.Lloyd Brown was in the newspaper busin ess nearly 50 years, beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Florida VoicesLETTERSBiltmore should be a hotelEditor: In response to the attack letters on the Biltmore, some responses. First, the reason you couldnt get through the gate is that there was no hotel to go to. I want to see that fixed so that you can come to dinner, meetings and get your daughter married in Belleair. To me, I dont think I am uppity (whatever that means), have plenty to do and am not part of the top 1 percent, but as a neighbor, I would rather see a hotel than a bunch of half-sold townhomes. A hotel has been deemed the best property use from an income to the town, county, and state point of view. It is the only commercial income to Belleair. But it must be a destination for business and group meetings, with appeal to the local community. I have been to and run many national business conferences and the Biltmore is ideal. The very attack about it being remote (secure), limited access to golf and beach (fewer distractions) are its prime advantages. Bill Hutton Co-Chair Ad Hoc Economic Development Initiative BelleairThe jewel of Sand KeyEditor: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify public confusion about news items concerning the Cabana Club Bar and Grille and the Cabana Club Condominiums at 1582 & 1586 Gulf Blvd., Sand key. Daniel and Raphael Ades are currently offering to sell the leased property rights of the Cabana Club Bar & Grille, not the 80 privately owned Cabana Club Condominiums. Disparaging remarks about the Cabana Club Restaurant and Grille diminish property values of the Cabana Club Condominiums, during a $1.4 million restoration, which will once again make the condominiums the jewel of Sand Key. Phyllis W. Zeno ClearwaterRespect the facilitiesEditor: In the city of Largo, we have such a beautiful library as well as many other nice facilities. I find it totally disgusting at the pigs who stand around and smoke, throw the butts, spit gum and debris on the ground! Stay away if you cannot control your filthy habits! If you want to use our facilities in the beautiful city of Largo, then respect them! Diane M. Greenman LargoAbout liberalsEditor: Re: Facts and fables about liberals, Bob Driver, March 22. This is the definitive work on liberals never read anything that tops it. Sam Pannill LargoRace-baiting foolishnessEditor: Your newspapers long-time attack on our constitutional right to keep and bear arms reached a new low in the March 30 paper with Teens shooting exposes ugly side of social Fabric. The column was full of incorrect information, race baiting foolishness, and faulty analysis. It joins your many editorial cartoons in revealing the truth that cheap politics not decent journalism is your true purpose. G.P. Martin Pinellas ParkEditors note: The column was written by Steve Kurlander, a columnist for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and was provided by Florida Voices. The column does not necessarily represent the views of the newspaper. Notes from the world of advertisingThe wonders of advertising continue to entertain and befuddle any who care to pay attention. Following are several items that caught my fancy. CHEVY RUNS DEEP. A year or two ago I wrote a column wondering what some of our best-known corporate slogans actually mean. To that list I must add Chevy Runs Deep, the motto General Motors has lately adopted to make consumers think about buying a Chevrolet. Would you care to purchase a vehicle that runs deep? If the slogan referred to a Chevy truck that could navigate three feet of swamp water, Id understand. But this version of deep apparently refers to Chevys research or commitment or innovation (insert your own preferred buzzword). Whatever it means, the slogan is too deep for me. THE GEICO PIG. For years weve been besieged by a Brit-accented lizard (technically its a gecko) persuading us that insurance coverage by Geico is better and cheaper than that of any other company. Now Geicos TV commercials feature a pig sliding down a steep incline and squealing in joy as it passes something or someone in the next track. Why a pig? Do pigs represent worthwhile insurance coverage? Does anyone understand what the pig is saying? THE TD AMERITRADE WOMAN. The sexiest print advertisement Ive seen lately is by the TD Ameritrade investment company. It shows an attractive, 30-ish dark-haired woman wearing high heels, form-fitting slacks, a scoop-necked blouse and a flirtatious smile. Across her midriff are two accordion-like foldouts that may or may not represent segments of an investment plan. Why this ad should make us think of finance is beyond me, but it surely achieves any advertisements main goal: to grab the viewers attention. Whether you bother to read the few lines of copy beneath is up to you. ABUSED ANIMALS. The SPCA has been displaying one of the most painful (and probably successful) TV ads now being shown. It features a dozen or more dogs and cats that have been abused in ways you dont even want to hear about. These creatures wounds and agony are still visible. I will no longer watch the ad. It makes me weep and, at the same time, to want to run out and find the animals original owners and inflict unspeakable revenge on them. The SPCA asks viewers for donations to help save suffering animals. Ill bet viewers have been responding in droves.WHAT ADVERTISING WAS REALLY LIKE IN THE s. The popular Mad Men TV series is back for another year, with more tales of the sex, drinking and backstabbing competition that reputedly took place on Madison Avenue in the 1960s. A college classmate of mine, Jane Maas, has come out with a new book, Mad Women, that comments on many of the ideas that Mad Men sets forth. Jane held top jobs with big-time New York ad agencies in the s. She confirms that heavy boozing and bed-hopping were rampant, and that men ran the show, generally downgrading the value of women employees except as sex objects. She writes, however, that Mad Men puts too much emphasis on the constant stress of the advertising game. She says she remembers her ad career as an exciting, good time, none of which she would change if she had a chance to do it over. Jane (Brown) Maas graduated from Bucknell three years earlier than I did, and I didnt know her personally. But even as a student her energy, intelligence and appetite for life marked her as someone who would be heard from. I have enjoyed tracking her achievements through the years. WHITER TEETH. The blindingly bright denture merchants are after us again (did they ever leave, or wasnt I paying enough attention?) Their message: if your teeth arent shocking-white, you will never get the job, the sale, the lover you want or eternal salvation. Buy our product or finally die in an undiscovered culvert. THE WAR ON MUCUS. Maybe its the allergy season, but Im seeing an excess of ads promising to end my sneezing, runny nose and, worst of all, mucus. The mucus boys look like green toad-blobs. RUNAWAY TV COMMERCIAL BREAKS. Recently I tuned in Bostons ABC station at 11:30 p.m. or so. Jimmy Kimmel was the next show, and I kind of like Jimmy. So I waited. I keep a timer by my chair. I clicked it on and waited for the commercial break to end. Nine minutes and 10 seconds later (I kid you not) the Kimmel show came on. It was the longest break I can ever remember. Folks, the TV industry networks, stations and advertisers is approaching the tipping point. Thats when every programs commercials and promo spots will take up more than 50 percent of the shows creative content. Five and six-minute commercial breaks are now common. It will keep getting worse until you and I, the viewers, engage in active revolt. Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at email@example.com. Drivers SeatBob Driver Geicos TV commercials feature a pig sliding down a steep incline and squealing in joy as it passes something or someone in the next track. Why a pig? Do pigs represent worthwhile insurance coverage?It was like dj vu all over againThe office MacGyvers are dragging me into this decade. Leave it to my younger tech-savvy editors to show an ancient scribe such as myself the value of gadgets when gathering news. I readily admit that I dont have much patience when it comes to taking advantage of electronic devices; I didnt own a cell phone until 2005, and for the first three months it was about as useful to me as a bottle cap in my pocket Cell phones only work when they are turned on, a co-worker said at the time. On most days, I remember not to leave it in my car. Since 2005, Ive come a long way. I now own two digital recorders, which help make my life easier in interviews and at meetings. In recent years Ive refrained from using a recorder, because most were unreliable and malfunctioned often, such as spewing tape all over my desk. It all started when, as a sixth grader in the 1960s, I asked my parents to buy me a tape recorder for my birthday. I wanted to record portions of television shows, such as Batman and The Man from UNCLE. I got a lot of use out of that tape recorder, though operating the forward, play and rewind functions sometimes caused unintended consequences. While I was covering a County Commission meeting as a student journalist in college, I hit the play button instead of the forward button on that same recorder. The theme to the Batman show rang throughout the room. Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, Batman! As I scrambled to turn off the recorder, all eyes in the room were upon the machine. My journalism professor, who was sitting in front of me, glared at me. I shrank in my seat. I think the recorder ended up in a landfill along with my report card. However, my 1949 Underwood typewriter cranked out many stories at home while I was a cub reporter, until the keys finally gave out on me. My twin-lens box camera also got the job done, too, though some of the subjects of my photos were concerned that there would be a huge powder explosion as I took their picture. I never met a computer I liked until the last couple of years. Ive lost everything but my underwear while trying to use the darn things, and its easier to launch a space shuttle than some of the devices Ive had to work with. Cant count how many documents Ive lost over the years. The next person who asks me, Did you save? is a dead man walking. Ive saved my stories to my desktop, the server, my email account, and my co-workers folders and to the National Archives without any luck recovering them when my computer crashes. Auto-save is an oxymoron. Digital cameras? Im warming up to them. Downloading photos usually is easier than souping film in a dark room. Odorless, too. Then came the digital recorder. Seeing my co-editors handle the devices with ease, even recording conversations over the phone, prompted me to follow their lead. The recorder I bought a year ago is compliant, though an experience I had a few weeks ago was, in the words of Yogi Berra, was like dj vu all over again. While recording a Largo City Commission work session, thinking I had everything under control, the gods of technology conspired against me again. Intending to push the end button, I hit the play button, and the most recent recorded discussion began playing through the room. Near panic, I kept pushing the end button but couldnt stop it. So I started to exit the room, the conversation still blaring out of my pocket. It wasnt until I was in the lobby that I discovered that I had placed my recorder in the hold mode. You cant stop the recorder from playing while its in the hold mode. You must push off and then place the recorder in the hold mode at least thats my opinion. Ill get back to you on that, after I read the instructions. We shouldnt be afraid to embrace new technology, my mentors in the business have said throughout the years. Yeah? My 1949 Underwood never lost a story. And if I ever find myself a victim of a malfunctioning digital recorder in the middle of a government meeting, Ill embrace some technology from the 1960s in hopes that it will rescue me. Have committed it to memory. Beam me up, Scotty. 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. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity.What do you think? Tom Germond Florida VoicesLloyd Brown
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MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons 040512 Train show set for May 5-6LARGO The Suncoast Model Railroad Club Train Show and open house will be held Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. The event features a large model train and railroadiana show with over 90 tables. The cost is $6 per adult, $1 for children ages 12-17, under 12 free. Food is available at modest prices. For more information, call 523-1860 or visit www.suncoastmrrc .com. New Horizons support group meets April 7LARGO The New Horizons Support Group for Widowed People will meet on Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m., at the west clubhouse of Imperial Palms Apartments, 101 Imperial Palms Drive. The speaker will be Tod Kennedy of Travel is Fun Tours, who will give members and guests information on the bus trips planned by the travel club. Call Dolores Ruskin at 584-0958.Food truck rally scheduledLARGO A food truck rally will be held Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at our Savior Lutheran Church, 4825 East Bay Drive. Along with about 20 food trucks there will be live music. For more information, contact Tina Herrell at tina.herrell@oursav iorfl.org or call 251-6630.Clown classes to begin April 21LARGO The Uptown Clowns will start a new clown class Saturday, April 21, at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The fee is $100 for the eight-week course plus $25 for the makeup kit. Call 543-4813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.New Horizons support group meets April 7LARGO The New Horizons Support Group for Widowed People will meet on Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m., at the west clubhouse of Imperial Palms Apartments, 101 Imperial Palms Drive. The speaker will be Tod Kennedy of Travel is Fun Tours, who will give members and guests information on the bus trips planned by the travel club. Call Dolores Ruskin at 584-0958.Breakfast of Hope setPINELLAS PARK The Vincent House Breakfast of Hope, open to anyone interested in learning more about the organization, will be held Tuesday, April 12, 8 to 9 a.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Vincent House helps adults living with severe and persistent mental illness achieve recovery through work partnerships within the community. The club is a safe, clean environment where members are treated with dignity and respect while building confidence, selfesteem and the skills to improve the quality of their lives. Anyone interested in attending the fundraiser should contact Larry Gilhousen at 541-0360 or Larry@VincentHouse.org before Friday, April 6 to reserve a seat.Moms at Heart meets monthlyLARGO Moms at Heart meet monthly at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road. Moms at Heart offers an environment of encouragement and support, a place to make new friends, find parenting help, and learn new skills. Moms at Heart will meet in the Education Center, Room EC-252 Monday, April 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday, April 18, 6:45 to 8 p.m. Light food and drinks will be available. The guest speaker will be Sol Pitchon. Pitchon will speak on how to be who everyone needs all at once: parenting by personality. Childcare will be available, but preregistration is required. Call 595-3421 or visit www.indianrocks.org.Hannah Circle hosts teaLARGO The Hannah Circle will host its 11th annual Womens Tea on Sunday, April 22, 4 p.m., at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. Largo High Schools drama department will present the program. Childcare will be provided. Hats and gloves are encouraged, but not necessary. The cost is $15. All proceeds will support missions. Call Mary Vaughn at 584-8165, email email@example.com or visit www.stpaulumc.org. St. Jerome guild plans fashion showBELLEAIR The St. Jerome Catholic Church Martha & Mary Guild Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held Thursday, April 19, at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. Cocktails will be served at 11:30 a.m. Lunch begins at noon. The cost is $25. The menu includes salmon Florentine and truffle chicken. Fashions will be provided by Patchinton. For reservations, call Rose Marchland at 397-9173.Donations being collected for troopsTroops in the Middle East need candy, cookies, microwave popcorn, peanut butter, crackers, canned fruits and meats, flavored soft drink mix, beef jerky, small microwavable products, womens hygiene products, baby wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, bandannas, socks, resealable plastic food-storage bags and cotton swabs. Donations can be dropped off at the Army Recruiting Office at 11223 78th Ave. N., Seminole; American Legion Post 273 at 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach; American Legion Post 7 at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater; and Extra Space Storage at 4319 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach. Cash donations also are needed to cover shipping. Checks should be made payable to UPS Store and mailed to Joe Tapp, P.O. Box 86223, Madeira Beach, FL 33738. For information, call Joe Tapp at 432-1057. Here and there Here and there
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The gates will open at noon with the game starting at 1 p.m. The event will feature vendors of pet-related merchandise, a pet and owner look-alike contest, raffle baskets and adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Pinellas Inc. Bright House Field will have its usual amenities available, including Frenchys Tiki Bar and Home Run Concessions. At the end of the game, attendees may run the bases with their dog. Tickets start at $5 for humans and $5 dogs. Call 467-4457. For vendor and sponsorship information, call 797-7722, ext.229, email Tiffany@HumanePinellas.org or visit www.humanesocietyofpinel las.org. Pet fair seeks vendors, sponsorsSEMINOLE The third annual Loving Care Pet Fair will take place Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Treasure Island Fun Center, 7770 Seminole Blvd. Vendors and sponsors are needed to help deliver the message that pet adoption is the best option. Were here to educate the public about proper pet care, aid in the adoption of great pets to forever homes, and raise needed funds for local rescue organizations, said Nancy Barry, Pet Fair organizer and founder of Leash on Life Pet & People Services, in a press release. This years beneficiaries are Husky Haven, Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay and Pinellas County Animal Services. While the Loving Care Pet Fair will feature up to 25 pet rescue and shelter organizations, Barry said its success relies on vendor and sponsor participation. Vendor opportunities for pet-related businesses like grooming services, gourmet pet treats, pet boutique products, and pet training services are complemented by exhibits by non-pet-centered businesses that want to reach the ever-growing customer base of pet owners. We welcome bookkeeping and accounting services, book stores, jewelry retailers, house cleaning services, automotive repair shops, hair stylists and barbers, green businesses, candy and ice cream shops if people need a product or service, said Barry, we have a place for it at the Loving Care Pet Fair. The fair has a full day of scheduled events, including demonstrations by K-9 and mounted police units, contests, prize drawings, music and refreshments. Radio Disney will entertain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For display space or sponsorship opportunities, call Barry at 7685113.PetSmart to host pet adoption eventCLEARWATER Pet adoptions will be offered Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at PetSmart, Largo Mall, 10500 Ulmerton Road. Volunteers from Pinellas County Animal Services have expanded their service to offer pet adoptions and adoption information on Saturdays at local pet stores. For information, call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices. Pawfest Pawfest
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B April 5, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com 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.fran ciswilsonplayhouse.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. Funk Fest, Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Single-day tickets range from $45 to $125. Two-day passes range from $65 to $95. On Friday, gates will open at 4 p.m. On Saturday, gates will open at 3 p.m. This years festival will include performances by Erykah Badu, Fantasia, Evelyn Champagne King, Charlie Wilson, Slick Rick, Morris Day and the Time and El DeBarge. Visit www.funkfestcon certs.com. South Pacic, Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $50 to $70. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Critically acclaimed as the best revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein in a generation, this new production of South Pacific is based on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production directed by Bartlett Sher. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved scores songs include Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, This Nearly Was Mine and There Is Nothin Like a Dame. Beauty and the Beach 2012, Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Kolb Park, on Bay Palm Boulevard between 15th and 16th avenues; County Park, 1700 Gulf Blvd.; and Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Kolb Park will feature 70 painters, photographers, potters and other craftspeople and vendors. Lynn Whitelaw, former executive director and current chief curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, will judge the show. Inside the Beach Art Center visitors will see artist demonstrations, the centers annual All Media Open Exhibition and the annual bake sale. On the street will be the annual ChalkWalk. Musical entertainment will be provided by the band Tailspin, playing at the gazebo. At Gulf Boulevard and at the 18th Avenue Beach Access will be the annual Beach Party from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with music by Both Worlds and Lune Blue. Also scheduled on the beach are Guppys Gulfside Gallop at 8 a.m., a Sandcastle competition, kite flying and the Little Miss Beauty and the Beach contest. The Rotary Club of IRB pancake breakfast will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. in the parish hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St. Local restaurants will be offering their best in the area of the beach access. There is no admission to these events and food and beverages will be for sale. Visit beachartce nter.org. Pawfest 2012, Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. This first Saturday in April has gone to the dogs as Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas co-sponsors its sixth annual Pawfest. Attendees may bring their favorite pooch to participate in games, activities, lessons and demonstrations. The many vendors specializing in pet related products will offer a bounty of products. For families, it also happens to be Train Weekend at Largo Central Park. Participants can take a ride on the miniature trains. There is no charge but donations are expected. Contributions keep the trains running. Visit largoevents.com. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:American ReunionGenre: Comedy Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne and Shannon Elizabeth Director: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg Rated: R In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion. 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Titanic in 3-D has been digitally remastered to an unparalleled 4K 3-D, harnessing the ground-breaking technology of StereoD through an innovative process overseen by director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau. A timeless love story born of tragedy that created an international phenomenon as vast as its name, Titanic originallyOpening this weekendJason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan return for American R eunion Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) find long overdue romance in "American Reunion." In the comedy, all the "American Pie" characters return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion. Photo courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURES/20th CENTURY FOXLeonardo DiCaprio plays Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet plays Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic in 3-D, from Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. RIC only RIC only RIC only *With purchase. Prices above are per hearing aid. Includes all discounts and trad-ins. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 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Try our Famous Eggs Benedict OPENING, from page 1BThe AssaultGenre: Drama Cast: Vincent Elbaz, Aymen Sadi and Mlanie Bernier Director: Julien Leclercq Not rated On Dec. 24, 1994, when four heavily armed terrorists from the Algerian Armed Islamic Group hijacked an Air France plane bound for Paris at Algiers airport, the 227 passengers on board seemed destined for tragedy. After hours of tireless negotiations the plane was granted permission to leave only to head to Marseille for refueling. Mindfully avoiding politics and emphasizing only the events themselves, The Assault weaves together the violent and claustrophobic onboard drama, with backstories of the tough SWAT officer and father Thierry (Vincent Elbaz), the determined jihadist from the slums of Algiers (Aymen Saidi), and an overly ambitious French Interior Ministry worker. ATMGenre: Thriller Cast: Brian Geraghty, Alice Eve and Josh Peck Director: David Brooks Rated: R After leaving their company Christmas party together, David Hargrove (Brian Geraghty) and Emily Brandts (Alice Eve) impromptu first date takes an unexpected turn when their coworker, Corey (Josh Peck), asks them to make a late-night stop at an ATM. Pulling into a desolate parking lot, Corey gets out to get cash, what should be a routine transaction turns into a desperate struggle for survival when an unknown man appears outside blocking their exit. With the wintry temperatures dipping below freezing, and the morning sunrise still hours away, they have no choice but to play the mans deadly game of cat-and-mouse.Damsels in DistressGenre: Comedy and dramaCast: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Hugo Becker, Billy Magnussen, Ryan Metcalf, Jermaine Crawford and Aubrey Plaza Director: Whit Stillman Rated: PG-13 Damsels in Distress follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men including slick Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen) who threaten the girls friendship and sanity.The HunterGenre: Thriller Cast: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances OConnor, Morgana Davies, Jacek Koman, Dan Wyllie, Sullivan Stapleton, John Brumpton, Callan Mulvey and Finn Woodlock Director: Daniel Nettheim Rated: R The Hunter is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tigers genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission. Photo courtesy of MAGNOLIA PICTURESWillem Dafoe stars in The Hunter, a Magnolia Pictures release. KeyholeGenre: Drama Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Jason Patric, Kevin McDonald, Udo Kier and Brooke Palsson Director: Guy Maddin Rated: R In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence towing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journeying through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. The equilibrium of the house has been disturbed and his odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the ghostly nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family. For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to purchase tickets online, visit www. TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Scoop-like surgical instrument 0 8. Taqueria offering 15. View 16. Without weapons 17. Danced wildly 18. Echo 19. Cartoon art 20. "A Nightmare on ___ Street" 22. Kind of battery 23. "I had no ___!" 24. Blue ___, song 26. French father 27. Mother Teresa, for one 28. North Atlantic oily fish 30. "___ the season ..." 31. 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The answer is clear, but no amount of prodding will turn that resolution into reality, so save your energy for more important things, Aries.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Tempers flare. Be careful what you say, Taurus. You dont want to add fuel to the fire with so many looking on. A surprise gift gets the weekend off right.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Awesome, Gemini. You complete the project well ahead of schedule, and youre rewarded in multiple ways. A feud comes to an end at home.CancerJune 22 July 22 Been there, done that, Cancer. Look for a different avenue. Making time for an old friend proves beneficial. You raise their spirits and they let you in on a secret.LeoJuly 23 August 22 The seeds you planted take root, and you end up with more helpers than you can count. Learn to delegate, Leo, and the event will go off without a hitch.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Passing the buck is not the answer, Virgo. Step up to the plate, and with the right preparation, youll hit one out of the park for sure. 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Doors open at 8 p.m. Son of actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, Cassidy had already appeared professionally on Broadway in the musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling before signing with Universal Studios in 1969. As an actor, he played small roles in episodes of television series such as Ironside, Marcus Welby, M.D., Adam-12 and Bonanza. His breakthrough role, however, came in 1970 when he joined the cast of The Partridge Family, playing Keith Partridge, son of Shirley Partridge (played by Cassidys stepmother, Shirley Jones). The musical sitcom ran from 1970 through 1974 and lives on in syndication. Cassidys involvement with The Partridge Family and subsequent pop music career effectively made him a teen idol through most of the 1970s. Cassidy released his debut album, Cherish, in 1972. Produced by Wes Farrell and released by Bell Records, the follow-up, Rock Me Baby, was released in the same year and contains one song written by Cassidy called Two Time Loser and a song he co-wrote with Kim Carnes called Song for a Rainy Day. The album reached No. 2 in the UK album charts and featured the No. 1 single How Can I Be Sure. In 1972, Cassidy also sold out the Houston Astrodome in back-to-back nights, thrilling 112,000 adoring fans. Throughout the s, Cassidy sold over 25 million records, garnered multiple Grammy nominations, won a Golden Globe Award, registered 18 gold and platinum recordings including four consecutive multiplatinum releases sold out concert venues around the world and became the worlds highestpaid solo live performer by the age of 21. Cassidy scored seven chart-topping Partridge Family singles including Doesnt Somebody Want To Be Wanted, I Woke Up In Love This Morning, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, and of course, I Think I Love You, the best selling record of 1971. As a solo artist, David has had hit singles including Cherish, Could It Be Forever, How Can I Be Sure, Rock Me Baby and Lyin to Myself. His 2004 CD, Then and Now, was in the Top Five and reached platinum status. Cassidy became the first personality to be merchandised globally, with his likeness appearing on everything from posters to lunch boxes, comic books, toys, cereal boxes and almost anything else imaginable. As an actor, Cassidys credits include his iconic role on The Partridge Family as well as the telefilm A Chance to Live the highest-rated Police Story in its seven-year history, which earned him an Emmy nomination as Best Dramatic Actor. He returned to Broadway where he starred in the original production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In Londons West End, he starred in Time with Sir Laurence Olivier. In 1994, he once again broke box office records in the stunning and highly lauded production of Blood Brothers on Broadway, working for the first time with his brother, Shaun Cassidy. Despite the peaks and valleys of his professional and personal life, Cassidy has always been able to regenerate his success by keeping his perspective and acute sense of humor. Im an optimist, Cassidy says in his artist biography, provided by JAG Entertainment. I mean, you have to be with my career. Ive never gone out and changed my style to suit the times. I have always stayed true to myself by using the work ethic my father instilled in me, to strive for the best musically, theatrically, as well as in producing and writing. He taught me to be fearless about revealing the frailties and strengths of the human experience. Bringing that human element to my work is the most important thing I can do as an entertainer. In 1996, Cassidy took on his next challenge and moved to Las Vegas to star at the MGM Grand in the $75 million extravaganza EFX. Under his creative direction and by entirely re-vamping the show, it became the most successful production in Las Vegas. The MGM acknowledged that he was responsible for bringing over 1 million paid customers to see EFX. Cassidy will take the stage at The Club at Treasure Island April 13 one day after celebrating his 62nd birthday and roughly 40 years after the release of his debut album Cherish. In addition to showcasing his own catalog of songs, Cassidy also is expected to pay tribute to his friend Davy Jones of The Monkees who passed away Feb. 29. I have wonderful memories of the times we performed together, Cassidy wrote in a recent blog entry on his website. For concert information, call 367-4511 or visit www.theclubti.com.The Club at Treasure Island welcomes David Cassidy Photo courtesy of JAG ENTERTAINMENTDavid Cassidy takes the stage April 13 at The Club at Treasure Island. Belleair Beatlemania Magic, Sunday, April 15, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. Presented by the Belleair Parks and Recreation Department as part of its Sundays in Belleair concert series, tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate. This national Beatles tribute band blows audiences away with identical costumes, equipment and spot-on harmonies. Guests will be treated to songs from I Want to Hold Your Hand to Let It Be. Beatlemania Magic also recreates the Magical Mystery Tour of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album and Abbey Road. The Thorn Collection and Coldwell Banker are presenting the concert. Call 518-3728 or visit www.sundaysinbelleair.com.Clearwater What is Susans Secret, by Michael and Susan Parker, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, through April 22, 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.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. An elderly couple, Michael and Susan Edwards, runs the Cider Mill Inn, a rustic and somewhat run down country guesthouse. While they are endearing characters, they are in fact con artists. With a complicated check-in form, they manage to get various tradesmen to sign work contracts for improvements needed at the inn. PAVA exhibit, through May 31, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. On display is varied media visual art from 12 artists from the Professional Association of Visual Artists. Each artist is showing a small body of their work. A panel of their PAVA peers selected the artists. The artwork, which is available for purchase, is located in the upper East and West Galleries of the hall. The exhibit may be viewed during the halls scheduled performances. PAVA is a not-forprofit, artist run organization. Visit www.pava-artists.org. 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. South Pacic, Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $50 to $70. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Critically acclaimed as the best revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein in a generation, this new production of South Pacific is based on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production directed by Bartlett Sher. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved scores songs include Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, This Nearly Was Mine and There Is Nothin Like a Dame. Sabrina, Tuesday, April 10, 3 and 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, Sabrina is the story of a young chauffers daughter who falls in love with the family employers son David, an idle playboy who has never noticed her. When she returns from school a sophisticated lady, David takes notice much to his brother Linus dismay. Linus tries to redirect Sabrinas affections falling in love with her in the process. 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. Ferris Buellers Day Off, Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The 1986 cult favorite Ferris Buellers Day Off, written and directed by John Hughes, stars Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara and Alan Ruck. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who decides to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago. Accompanied by his girlfriend Sloane Peterson and his best friend Cameron Frye he creatively avoids his schools Dean of Students Edward Rooney, his resentful sister Jeanie, and his parents. Ferris Buellers Day Off became one of the top grossing films of 1986 and is still enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike. See LOOKING AHEAD, page 8B Looking ahead Looking ahead
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This is a rain-or-shine event. Attendees may bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers and backpacks will not be permitted. Movies in the Park, Friday, April 20, at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Themed activities for children will be presented at 7 p.m. followed by the feature film beginning at dusk. The film will be Happy Feet 2. Attendees may bring a blanket. On-site parking and concessions will be available. Call 587-6755 or visit largo events.com. City of Largos fifth annual Trashy Fashion Show, Saturday, April 21, 6 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $15 at the box office or by phone and $19 online. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The trashiest and greenest fashion show to hit the runway celebrates Earth Day. The Trashy Fashion Show will feature amateur green designers of all ages. Participants are encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle to fashion their wearable green designs of at least 75 percent recycled materials. Models will dazzle the 30-foot runway with their innovative trashion designs. Attendees and the general public also are invited to enjoy a free pre-show Green Expo with educational environmental displays, healthy food and green living solutions from noon to 6 p.m. Broadways Best, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, May 4-13, 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 age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. The well-known dynamic creative team of Rocco Morabito (director) and Ronnie DeMarco (choreographer) have designed their dream show: a revue combining favorite ballads, laments and show-stoppers from Broadways best. The lineup includes gems from musicals such as Cabaret, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, Gypsy, Godspell, Guys & Dolls and Mame. Nunsense II, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 13-20, 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 age 19 and younger with identification. Call 5876793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. This sequel takes place six weeks after the Little Sisters of Hobokens first benefit show, and now they are back with a big Thank You show. Theyre a bit slicker, having been bitten by the theater bug. Things get to off to a rousing start, and before long chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes). The nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 3B Splash of Jazz, Saturday, April 14, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 294 Windward Passage, Clearwater. Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper will emcee an hors doeuvres and wine party with a silent auction benefit. The event will feature the sounds of Alan Darcy on saxophone, and a private dolphin show with Winter. Hors doeuvres will be provided by the Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy. Tickets are $25 a person. For reservations, visit www.SplashofJazz.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Proceeds will benefit RCS Grace House, a Religious Community Services Inc. program for families with children that are homeless in Pinellas County. Life in a Marital Institution, Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. A presentation of Meredith Vieira Productions, Life in a Marital Institution stars This American Life contributor James Braly, an acclaimed monologist often likened to a new Spalding Gray. Braly has a wide, multi-generational following. His stories have been broadcast nationally on This American Life, NPR, and Marketplace, and his essays appear in the recently published anthologies, Afterbirth (St. Martins Press) and Mr. Bellers Neighborhood (W.W. Norton). He has performed autobiographical stories at New Yorks Whitney Museum, Long Wharf Theatre, and The Moth, where he was featured on the TNT National Story Tour. His full-length monologue, Asylum, recently premiered at Dixon Place, and The Monthly Nut is currently in development, directed by Seth Barrish. Life in a Marital Institution is an autobiographical comedy. It cuts back and forth between the deathbed wedding of Bralys sister, and his own hilarious marital adventures of more than 20 tumultuous years. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tuesday, April 17, 3 and 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. The story is centered on Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, who drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.Largo Movies in the Park, Friday, April 13, at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Themed activities for children will be presented at 7 p.m. followed by the feature film beginning at dusk. The film will be Dolphin Tale. Attendees may bring a blanket. On-site parking and concessions will be available. Call 587-6755 or visit largoevents.com. Country Nights and Garden Lights, Saturday, April 14, 6 to 9 p.m., at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Presented by Moss Feaster Funeral Homes, this benefit seeks to celebrate life through music. Tickets range from $25 to $95. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Proceeds will benefit Suncoast Hospice Center. Mark Wills will be the headline artist. Wills is a nationally known recording artist with eight Top 10 country music hits in his career, including Something, Wish You Were Here and Dont Laugh at Me. Wills won the Academy of Country Musics award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. Also performing will be Suite Caroline, a 14-year-old storyteller with three CDs of her own. She has local ties