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Volume XXXIV, No. 38 www.TBNweekly.com April 12, 2012


BUSINESS


Gators Cafe sold
The $8.1 million purchase by HCI
Holdings includes Gators Cafe and Sa-
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cabanas were proposed a year ago.
... Page 11A.

LARGO

Police continue

safety campaign
The state Department of Transporta-
tion has agreed to allocate $70,000 to
the city for the program, stemming from
its success in previous years, city offi-
cials said.
... Page 2A.

COUNTY


Probationers get

help in program
Fresh Start is a faith-based mentoring
program for people on probation from
the Pinellas County Jail. Herb Schluder-
berg, founder and executive director of
the program, is a chaplain in the Pinellas
County Jails and he saw what a need
there is for programs for people leaving
jail.
... Page 4A.

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City golf course on better footing

Commissioners want their staff to continue running the operation


By TOM GERMOND

LARGO Staffing changes, good weather and in-
creased marketing efforts have improved the Largo Mu-
nicipal Course's financial shape, prompting most city
commissioners April 10 to oppose leasing the course.
Commissioner Gigi Amtzen commended staff for their
efforts, saying that they had done an outstanding job.
"I want to hear something that would say we need to
make a change. I'm just not comfortable at this point
with making change," she said, at the work session.
Recreations, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne said
the course is $100,903 ahead of where it was March 31,
2011. The most significant change was the golf manager's


Golf carts on ci


streets? Official


raise concerns
By TOM GERMOND

LARGO City officials are leery of a resident's request
consider allowing the use of golf carts on some city streets.
Police Chief John Carroll, responding in an email from
sioner Curtis Holmes seeking his opinion on the issue, saic
city's heavy traffic volume and high crash rate would lea
oppose such an endeavor.
'This would be a commission policy decision and a co
development initiative. I would have to be persuaded,"
'They work well in mobile home parks and gated common
I really don't think they should be crossing Missouri Aven
merton."
City Attorney Alan Zimmet said that state law allows tl
permit the use of golf carts on city roads, under certain res
He raised concerns about liability issues if they were allowed
"An additional consideration is the potential for exposu
city in case of an accident involving a golf cart. Liability cc
if it is claimed that the city failed to maintain the road
manner safe for golf carts," he said in an email to city office
ondly, I would expect that someone might claim that the
able for allowing golf carts on city streets."
If the city were to consider adopting an ordinance to a
carts on city streets, Zimmet said, he would suggest that
nance include a permitting program to ensure that the ca
the equipment requirements.


See GOLF CARTS, page 4A


position, which was split into two a partial golf course
manager and a full-time supervisor within the same
budget. Some of the athletic manager's time was allocat-
ed to the golf course, and he oversees the business opera-
tions of the course. In addition, a full-time supervisor
position was created to handle the marketing and cus-
tomer relations.
City officials also evaluated various marketing outlets
and changed how marketing dollars were spent. They ini-
tiated golf programs for women golfers and other groups.
'There isn't any one magic answer to what has hap-
pened," Byrne said.
Commissioner Woody Brown agreed with Amtzen. He
said that the commission challenged staff a year ago to


improve the golf course's finances.
"From what I see they have," he said. "You can credit
the weather or blame the weather or whatever but I think
they have done an excellent job to take advantage of the
situation and really turn things around out there."
Brown expressed concern that the lessee would not be
paying a substantial deposit on the lease, such as for a
rental house.
"If somebody trashes it and it's not the same condition
as we give it to them and that's a real challenge I have,"
Brown said. "You lose a lot of control over maintaining


See GOLF COURSE, page 4A


Watch your step; alligators are on the move


By TOM GERMOND

LARGO Just a reminder: It's spring,
and alligators are looking for love.
The reptiles are active this time of year,
and they are found throughout the coun-
ty.
"They're on the move because it is mat-
ing season. But there's a lot of habitat
they are losing due to drought," said Tony
Young, a spokesman for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission in
Tallahassee.
They are having to move to find water
and to find a food," he said. "There's not
any more alligators than there were last
year, but there's less habitat so they prob-
ably are more concentrated in certain
areas because they have to be."
Alligators have a good sense of smell,
Young said.
"They really can smell water from a
long way away," he said. "If their home
dries up, and they need to find a new
home, they mainly try to travel at night so
they are not seen," he said.
A 10 foot, 8 inch alligator was attempt-
ing to cross Eighth Avenue Southwest in
front of Taylor Park April 4 at 2:48 a.m.
when a driver struck it. The driver got out
of the car to see what was hit and saw
that there was an alligator wedged under
the car.
Largo police officers responded to the
incident and contacted the Largo Fire De-
partment to assist in removing the vehicle
from atop the alligator. Agents from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission were contacted to take cus-
tody of the alligator.
The vehicle was undamaged, but the
agents took the nuisance alligator away.
In the Largo area alligators are often
seen in Taylor Lake, Walsingham Lake
and the Largo Central Park Nature Pre-
serve though they can be found in other
waterways, too.
"We have a very robust alligator popu-
lation in the state," Young said.


"If you're going to go
back in a slough
somewhere that looks
like the last person
who might've seen it is
the Indians, and you
want to go swimming
there that's probably
where you don't want
to do it."

- Tony Young
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Some Largo residents who live along
the south section of Allen's Creek believed
they saw a crocodile several times in the
waterway over the past several days. A
state wildlife official sent a photo of the 6-
foot reptile to an alligator and crocodile
expert who identified it as an alligator. A
resident planned to contact state officials
to remove the alligator. There was con-
cern that the alligator posed a threat to
dogs in homes that surround the creek.
Recently, a man wading up to his chest
in Taylor Lake ignored or didn't see a no
swimming sign posted nearby.
About 100 yards away, a 6-foot alliga-
tor lay motionless in the weedy water near
the shore.
To say the swimmer was in danger
would be a stretch, but state officials cau-
tion people not to swim in areas where
gators are known to be present.
"People for the most part aren't in alli-
gator's diet," he said. "But sometimes alli-
gators make a mistake just like sharks
make a mistake, and they can bite you. If
you just accidentally startle one. If you
were just wading somewhere and you


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Photo by TOM GERMOND
The presence of an alligator at this location adds meaning to the county's no
swimming sign in Taylor Lake.


were doing it quietly where they didn't
know you were there, and just suddenly
just touched its tale, it might just whip
around and bite -just as a reaction."
People should take precautions when
bringing their dogs to parks and other
areas where alligators are present.
"They love small dogs," he said.
To eat, that is.
Having bass on a stringer tied to a belt
loop can attract an alligator.
"They smell that dead fish, and then
they follow you," Young said. "They are
opportunistic feeders."
Young said he tries to emphasize safety


in numbers.
"It's true for a lot of different cases, but
it's also true with alligators, and a lot of
potentially dangerous wildlife," he said.
He advised outdoor enthusiasts to
swim, ski and participate in other water
sports where a lot of people are present
and there's a lot of boat traffic and noise
to keep alligators away. People should't
engage in water activities in remote areas,
particularly at dawn or dusk when alliga-
tors are most active, Young said.


See ALLIGATORS, page 4A


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Getting a grip


Photo by TOM GERMOND
Largo police Officer Patrick Newbill demonstrates the powerful grip of Fritz, a Largo police K-9, at
Pawfest April 7. The K-9 demonstration was one of several activities that drew dozens of people
and their dogs to Largo Central Park. Pawfest is the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas' major
fundraiser. See more photos on page 3A.


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Leader, April 12, 2012


Police continue pedestrian safety partnership


By TOM GERMOND
LARGO City officials will continue a partnership with the state De-
partment of Transportation that provides funding for a pedestrian
safety enforcement campaign.
The state agency has agreed to allocate $70,000 to the city for the
program, stemming from its success in previous years, city officials
said.
Commissioner Harriet Crozier said at the City Commission's April 3
meeting that Missouri Avenue has caused problems. She asked
whether education had been a factor in people deciding not to cross in
the middle of the street instead of the comers
"I believe so. I do believe that," Police Chief John Carroll said. "And
some of the roadway design and improvements that have been made."
Missouri Avenue between Kmart and Wal-Mart "that's an area
for heavy enforcement activity," he said.
"So I think we have changed some behaviors up there," Carroll said.
Carroll said the department can take the campaign with the money
that is allotted and go anywhere where staff thinks there is a need,
such as in the schools, mobile home parks or assisted living facilities.
"Anywhere we have a pedestrian issue, that's where we would
focus," he said.
The department's goal is not to issue citations, but to prevent acci-
dents particularly involving pedestrians and bicyclists, Carroll said.
Officers often focus on areas around schools, Carroll said.
"Because if we can change behavior when pedestrians are younger,


then that might be a lifelong change," he said.
Commissioner Woody Brown said he applauded the efforts.
"Just driving the roads you can tell the difference in the last couple
of years," he said. "I think this has been paying off."
He asked what percentage of the efforts is aimed at drivers that are
not yielding to pedestrians in the crosswalks while the drivers are
making a right turn.
"Because half of pedestrian safety is drivers being educated on what
they are supposed to be do while they are in their cars. They're not the
ones who get hurt."
Sgt. George Edmiston said the amount is about 35 to 40 percent.
The department concentrates on mid-block crossings, such as along
the Clearwater-Largo Road.
The commission originally approved the partnership between the
city and the FDOT on April 6, 2010, resulting in a $50,000 grant for
the city.
In April 2011 "due to the noticeable success LPD has had with the
campaign FDOT approved an additional $50,000 to continue these ef-
forts," a city memo said.
Largo police will continue the campaign by providing 40 hours per
week of personnel time for the educational and enforcement campaign
over the next nine months.
Basic marketing and educational materials will be provided by the
DOT's District 7 staff, and LPD officers will provide education and en-
forcement at several intersections, including Missouri Avenue, East
Bay Drive and Ulmerton Road.


Photo by TOM GERMOND
Students cross the busy intersection of East Bay Street and Seminole
Boulevard. Largo police are continuing its partnership with the state
Department of Transportation in a pedestrian safety campaign.


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Commission may discuss campaign signs
LARGO City commissioners may consider adopting an ordi-
nance regulating the display of election campaign signs at work ses-
sion.
Commissioner Harriet Crozier April 3 asked that staff prepare an
ordinance restricting the display of campaign signs to 30 days prior
to an election and that the issue be brought before the City Commis-
sion at a work session.
"... An election is around the comer, and we have basically noth-
ing on the books regarding signs," Crozier said.
Other cities have similar restrictions of varying lengths, such as
two weeks, 30 days and 45 days before an election, she said.
Two years ago when the city had an election, the "day you quali-
fied in July, the very next day, there were people with signs all over
town." The signs continued to be posted through November, she
said.
City Attorney Alan Zimmet said he realizes that other cities have
such regulations but there are definite issues as to whether they are
legal or not.


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LARGO Habitat for Humanity presented the keys to the Soto
family for their new house on Ridge Road NW. that was built with
funds through grant program sponsored by Nissan.
Largo Mayor Pat Gerard and city Commissioner Michael Smith
participated in the April 1 dedication ceremony. Shirley Miaoulis,
district representative for the Office of Congressman C.W. Bill
Young, presented the Soto family with an American flag that has
been flown over the U.S. capitol.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County is one of 10 Habitat af-
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sustainable building grant program sponsored by Nissan. The
$380,000 grant program consists of cash and vehicle donations,
with each of the 10 Habitat affiliates receiving $15,000 and a Nis-
san Frontier truck. The Habitat Pinellas construction staff will use
the truck.
Habitat Pinellas used its grant money to sponsor the construc-
tion of the Soto's Energy Star rated home.
"The sustainable building grant program is part of a renewed
$2.5 million partnership between Habitat for Humanity Interna-
tional, and Nissan's vision is for all its stakeholders to participate
in the partnership, using point-of-sale materials in dealerships
and Nissan media communications to inform employees and cus-
tomers of Habitat volunteer opportunities," a Habitat news release
said.
To date, Nissan has donated more than $7.5 million in cash and
in-kind gifts to Habitat for Humanity International, and its em-
ployees have built more than 50 Habitat homes, logging more
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Leader, April 12, 2012


Fresh Start helps probationers stay on the right track


By ALEXANDRA LUNDAHL


CLEARWATER Nick Surprenant was a senior airman firefighter in
the Air Force, serving from 2001 to 2004. He served in Pakistan for
nine months. He earned an achievement medal for saving some special
forces pararescue troops who got shot in a training mission. But after
he left the military and returned home to Florida, his life began to un-
ravel.
Florida does not accept nationally registered firefighters, so in order
to work in what he was trained to do, Surprenant would have had to
go to school all over again.
"I remember my first holidays home, I couldn't find a job," Sur-
prenant said. "I even went out into all the malls and tried to get a tem-
porary job in the mall or something, but I couldn't find anything. And
like here I am, I was a firefighters for four years. Got a medal for saving
some special forces guys in battle, but I can't get a job."
That discouragement led him to hang out with the wrong crowd and
start getting into trouble. He drank too much. He got caught up in bad
decisions both his own and his friends' and he went from no
record; to two misdemeanor charges; to three days in jail, a list of
charges, a felony on his record and five years of probation.
That woke him up.
Through the help of the Fresh "They say bad compa
Start mentoring program, Sur-
prenant has successfully complet- character, so if you su
ed many of the requirements of have bad character w
probation. Now he has to rebuild
his image of himself and start re- good character, that h
claiming his life. Fresh Start is
helping with that, too.
Fresh Start is a faith-based Jim Rohrer
mentoring program for people on Fresh Start mentor
probation from the Pinellas County
Jail. Herb Schluderberg founder and executive director of the program,
is a chaplain in the Pinellas County Jails and he saw what a need
there is for programs for people leaving jail. Therefore, he started Fresh
Start in Clearwater in September 2009, and it has since grown
throughout the county. There are main offices in Clearwater, Largo,
Tarpon Springs, and two in St. Petersburg, he said. However, the 75
trained volunteer mentors meet their parolees throughout the county,
wherever is the most convenient for both parties.
"We don't give them food, clothing, money or a place to stay,"
Schluderberg said. "We help them develop a plan for probation. They
have to do it on their own. But we help them make a plan, and we
meet with them weekly."
About 170 parolees have started the program, and about 50 have
successfully graduated. Currently about 40 people are being men-
tored, said Schluderberg of Palm Harbor. Local program managers go
into the five offices each week and interview the people probation offi-
cers recommend for the program. Parolees and mentors are matched
up based on things such as personalities, background and any com-
mon ground that could help make a better match. The program does
not take sexual predators or violent offenders, he said. After a match is
made, the mentor and mentee meet about once every week or two at a
convenient location a coffee shop or restaurant, for instance and
talk for about an hour. Even though it is a faith-based program, people
of any faiths are welcome, and it does not push religion, Schluderberg
said.
"(Mentors) don't usually ask questions of faith we just mentor
them through the probation," Schluderberg said. 'There are some peo-
ple who maybe they were brought up Christian but now they have no
interest. So unless you're invited in, we just help them through proba-
tion and their plan and maybe help them look for jobs, get their GED,
a way to pay their costs, things like that. That's what we focus on. But
a lot of these folks have a lot going on in their lives, so that's how these
other (faith-related) things come up."
There are many great programs for inmates in the Pinellas County
Jail, Schluderberg said, but re-entry into the community can be full of
challenges.
"Obviously nowadays, jobs are a huge thing," Schluderberg said.
"...We try to help encourage them, talk to them about where they can
go, put out feelers and get some kind of plan. Because you can imag-
ine what it's like to go to an employer and tell them you're on proba-
tion. We try not to enable them, so we try not to provide the resource,
but we do have a list of places they can go and try to help them do the
work themselves."
Another common problem for people on probation is many of them
do not have access for a car. This is why mentors usually try to meet
the probationers at places convenient for them. But it also can make it
especially difficult for them to find work because they have to be able
to walk, ride a bike or take public transportation to the job, and the
job must not require access to a car or valid driver's license.
For Surprenant, 30, of Largo, part of his punishment is that his li-
cense was taken away, said his mentor, Jim Rohrer of Seminole. That
makes it harder to get a job that could pay more that could help pay
his court fees, Rohrer said.
"It's hard because with the charge that he got, they took his license
away and so now he doesn't have any transportation," Rohrer said.
"And then you have to find a job that will fit in those parameters so
you have to take a job that really doesn't pay a lot and you still have to
maintain a residence and pay for cost of living and your probation, and
it's difficult."
Surprenant said it is hard for him to keep his apartment because of
all of the fees he has to pay. He could have taken a plea deal and
maybe end up with a better deal, but he wanted to take his charges to
trial.
"I could have plead out before the trial, but I wanted to fight for my
life," Surprenant said. "I didn't want to accept the charge that I didn't
believe I committed. So I took it to trial and lost. They sent me to drug
and alcohol classes for 16 weeks. I completed those. They gave me
community service, which I completed with the Taking it to the Streets


Program. ... The only thing I have left to do is pay all my fines, which is
the hardest part. Working things off and going to and doing things is
the easy part. But to pay your own rent by yourself and to be able to
come up with the extra money to give to the courthouse is rough."
The monetary costs are the hardest for Surprenant right now, on
top of his regular bills. There are fines and court costs, and each
month there are probation fees.
"It takes extra money to keep your fines just at what they were,"
Surprenant said. "You pay for these probation fees and then you have
nothing left to put towards the fines. And then if you pay something
towards the fines but don't pay your probation fees, they violate you
and then you have to start the process over again. It's just hard to get
out."
Generally, the cost of supervision is for the duration of the proba-
tion, Rohrer said. If a probationer has completed all the elements of his
or her parole and has paid all the total fees within half of the time of
the set parole, he or she can sometimes be eligible for early termina-
tion of the probation.
Surprenant is ready to change his life and move on, but it can be
hard to stay ahead and to not be too hard on himself. That has been
one of the biggest challenges since he got in trouble.
"It's just been trying to get my
ny corrupts good self-confidence back up enough to
see past where I was," Surprenant
substitute those that said. "And to have a vision of an
ith those that have opportunity ahead. Trying to get
back into the good graces of my
lelpS. own family. ... I'm my own worst
critic. I beat myself down. In my
own mind, I let something like this,
to myself, discredit all the good
stuff I've done before. That's the
hardest part."
Fresh Start has helped him work to overcome this mindset. Things
look better than they did before. He feels proud that he has taken sig-
nificant steps towards getting off of probation. Fresh Start has given
him hope instead of only seeing gloom. It has also helped him get to a
much better place than he was before he got arrested.
"It's definitely better now than it was then, otherwise I wouldn't have
gotten in trouble," Surprenant said. "I don't even know how to explain
how I was then. Just basically doing nothing important. Being a fire-
fighter, I lost my feeling of purpose (when I couldn't do it anymore,) so
basically I felt lost and nothing mattered."
Surprenant started out on probation in Clearwater, but after he vio-
lated parole, he was sent to Largo. However, his Clearwater parole offi-
cer had told him about Fresh Start and added into things he needed to
do. After asking a lot of questions, Surprenant finally found a Largo of-
ficer who was familiar with the program and helped him get involved.
He believes it has helped keep him on track and from not violating his
parole again.
Rohrer said it is easy for people to get into situations where they vio-
late it.
'There's a lot of stuff that people don't realize beforehand," Rohrer
said. "Like if your normal activity is going to a club, there's a lot of sit-
uations you can find yourself in there. You can find yourself in a situa-
tion where you're driving intoxicated. Violation and a new charge. You
get into a confrontation with another individual, and now you have a
battery charge. And sometimes it's even defending yourself, but you
can get arrested and that's a violation. You may get exonerated later,
but that doesn't change the fact that you've violated and you've gotten
arrested and are in jail. So it's almost to the point where you have to
think of everything you do to make sure that you don't put yourself in
a future situation that could be bad."
Surprenant added that he has a 10 p.m. curfew each night where he
has to be back in his apartment by that time.
"And if I'm sleeping and the officer comes by to check if I'm there
and if they knock on the door and I don't answer because I'm sleeping,
they can violate me," Surprenant said. "Even if I'm home. Just because
I don't answer the door or am in the shower or something and don't
hear. It's that simple. And then you have to try to explain yourself in
court. Lately I've been staying up until 10:30, 11 just to make sure. I'll
sit there watching TV with my front door open and screen door shut."
The mentors in Fresh Start can help guide probationers through
this sometimes-tricky process and help them learn to make better
choices. Rohrer sometimes has a special connection with his mentees
because he has been in their positions before. There was a time in his
life when he was addicted to drugs and alcohol and got involved in
some criminal activity.
"I was on probation myself, so I know what to do and what not to
do," Rohrer said. "I did a lot of the 'what not to do's" and found myself
in a lot more trouble. So I can use that experience to say, 'Hey, these
are pitfalls that could get you violation your probation."'
Rohrer and his wife, Kerri, got involved as mentors through their
church, and he feels good about giving back to the community.
"(I'm) helping somebody that might be teeter-tottering on the deci-
sion that might lead him to more trouble," Rohrer said. "If I can be the
catalyst that pushes him in the right direction, that feels good."
Fresh Start mentors also try to help probationers not to "dig a hole"
when they do slip up, Schluderberg said. It isn't always easy to com-
pletely change their life all at once, and sometimes they make a mis-
take. But the mentors urge them to not panic and to talk to their
probation officer. Sometimes, if they are sincere about wanting to
change for the better and have been making progress, it might not be
an automatic violation, Schluderberg said. But if they give up right
there and figure they may as well go back to their life before because
it's too late, then that just is a recipe for big consequences, he said.
One thing Rohrer has learned from his own experience that he tries
to teach his mentees, is that often people have to change their usual
people, places and things.
'They say bad company corrupts good character, so if you substi-
tute those that have bad character with those that have good charac-


Photo by ALEXANDRA LUNDAHL
Nick Surprenant, left, has been mentored by Jim Rohrer, right, through
the Fresh Start program to help Surprenant successfully complete his
probation.
ter, that helps," Rohrer said. "I went through a period where I didn't
have anyone because everybody I knew was in the same stuff that I
was in. ... I would get patted on the back for the more (bad things) I
did, not for trying to back away. When I backed away from it, they
were like, 'What's the matter with you?' So I just had to let everything
go. But now I have a whole new group of individuals who are behind
me there for my good, not for what they can get out of me."
The Fresh Start program generally lasts for about six months, and
then they assess where the probationer is. If they have been making
steady progress and the mentor and parolee feels he or she is set and
does not need to continue the mentoring process, then the probationer
receives a certificate of graduation from the program. Sometimes they
agree to continue for a few months to keep helping the person get on
his or her feet. Of those who have successfully graduated from the pro-
gram, none have been violated or returned to jail, Schluderberg said.
'That is one way we help the community," Schluderberg said. 'They
get through probation and they've done tings on their own, and it
helps establish them as a citizen that works rather than one who is a
tax expense to the community. We try to make them into tax payers by
helping them get a structured, routine life where they can work and
stay out of trouble."
Nationally, the rate of recidivism is about 70 percent, Schluderberg
said, but the Florida Department of Corrections has told him that they
believe the Fresh Start program's total recidivism rate including
those who do not graduate from the program is about half of the na-
tional level.
There are on average 3,000 to 3,300 people in the Pinellas County
Jail at any one time, Schluderberg said. Yet there are 9,000 probation-
ers in the county. Though probation officers are supposed to work
both as a law enforcement officer and a social worker, it is often hard
to find the time to play the latter role. Fresh Start is trying to step up
to fill that position. This is especially important given the string of
budget cuts that have trimmed many programs that the jails had to
help prisoners, he said.
Schluderberg has several goals for Fresh Start for the next year. He
wants to grow the number of mentors to 100, they want to establish a
job search program, they also want to start the program so the first
month is actually working with the mentee while he or she is still in
jail, to help ease the transition, he asid.
Mentors can be from all walks of life, and though it usually is the
most convenient to go through their church, anyone can attend the
training sessions. Training happens in two sessions. The first one will
introduce potential volunteers to what the program is all about and
what they would be doing. They then receive the book, "Coaching 101",
and they are sent home to read it. A few weeks later, they come back
for the second session, and then they get additional training on how to
coach people. The next coaching session is set for Saturday, May 19.
For details, contact Schluderberg at herbschlu@netzero.net.
Surprenant's and Rohrer's next goal is to get Surprenant early ter-
mination from probation. After that, Surprenant hopes he can get the
felony expunged from his record, which is possible in certain circum-
stances in Florida. He wants to change his life and get his good name
back. He has hopes and plans and goals. He misses firefighting, but
fire departments do not hire felons.
"I hope to try to somehow get my record expunged and be able to ei-
ther go back into firefighting or whatever else at that point that I can
think would be a better road," Surprenant said. 'What I really want to
do is the biggest thing besides career for why I want my felony gone
is so I can coach football. That's what kept me out of trouble for the
first 26 years of my life. So that would be where I want to give back."


GOLF CARTS, from page 1A

"I cannot comment on whether
that will be a revenue producer,
other than to say that there will
also be a cost in having city staff
inspect golf carts. I assume this
would involve city staff going to
residents' homes to inspect the
golf carts," he said.
Terry Williams, the resident
who made the request to city offi-
cials, said in an email to commis-
sioners that with the rapid cost of
gas "there is not much the city
can do to help its citizens or is
there? Many community's are
now approving the use of golf
carts for short distances on the
back streets of their community."
Cities are adding money to
their coffers by requiring a sticker
showing the cart was approved
by the city for a one- or two-year


GOLF COURSE, from page 1A

our asset we just invested a lot of
money into."
Commissioners Robert Murray
and Curtis Holmes were in favor
of exploring the lease option fur-
ther. Under a lease arrangement,
the lessee assumes responsibility
for day-to-day operations, includ-
ing personnel. The lessee typically
retains all the profits and pays a
flat fee to the city, regardless of
whether it makes a profit.
Murray said he supports look-
ing into the lease because the
biggest concern he has with staff
running the golf course is there
are so many variables, such as
the weather and the economy.


period, Williams said.
The cart owners can apply "via
the laws of the State of Florida
and get approved with a plate
and the city gets nothing but the
carts are still legal to drive within
the city. By making the move the
city gets new funds and
great publicity showing how they
are making a difference for the
people," Williams said.
Dunedin commissioners ap-
proved a golf court ordinance on
April 7, 2011, that became effec-
tive on July 1. Golf carts must be
registered by city officials. The
permitting fee is $10 annually.
Operators are issued a decal and
operator manual. The city main-
tains a map of permitted road-
ways for golf courts.
Gulfport officials last year op-
posed adopting an ordinance al-
lowing golf carts on their streets.


"It's the game of golf itself, and
it can change," he said. "It can
change for the better, it can
change for the worse. I think as a
governmental entity, I think run-
ning a business like that, there's
just too many variables."
He said he would rather have a
steady income stream rather than
having to worry annually when of-
ficials look at the fund balance as
to whether they have to subsidize
the golf course from city coffers.
From fiscal year 1998 to 2010
net losses were reported for every
year at the golf courses except fis-
cal year 1999, leading to several
discussions among commission-
ers on whether to let private enter-
prise run on it.


ALLIGATORS, from page 1A

"If you're going to go back in a
slough somewhere that looks like
the last person who might've seen
it is the Indians, and you want to
go swimming there that's prob-
ably where you don't want to do
it," Young said. "Especially by
yourself."
Alligators become more aggres-
sive when people feed them, an il-
legal activity.
"Sometimes people intentional-
ly feed them, which kind of
makes them lose their wariness
of man," Young said. "Some peo-
ple unintentionally feed alligators
by cleaning their fish at the docks
and throwing the scraps in the
water, not knowing they are at-
tracting snakes and alligators."
Consequently, alligators will
hang around docks and similar
facilities more frequently.
In the past 10 years the Com-
mission has received an average
of nearly 16,000 alligator-related
complaints per year. Most of the
complaints deal with alligators
occurring in places such as back-
yard ponds, canals, ditches, and
streams, but other conflicts occur
when alligators wander into
garages, swimming pools and golf
course ponds.
According to the commission,
there were 22 fatal attacks in
Florida from 1948 to 2011. In
that same time frame, there were
111 minor bites and 224 major
bites.
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tality caused by an alligator in
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Alligators are more concentrated in some areas because of loss of habitat due to drought.


occurred on May 13, 2006. Judy
Cooper, 42, was killed by an alli-
gator in a canal in the East Lake
Woodlands subdivision in Olds-
mar. Circumstances of the attack
are uncertain because no wit-
nesses were present. The 8-foot,
5-inch female alligator responsi-
ble for the attack was captured
and destroyed.


Florida is home to two native
crocodilians: the American alliga-
tor, which is found in all 67
counties, and the American
crocodile, which may be found in
coastal areas of the Keys, South-
east and Southwest Florida.
The commission conducts an-
nual counts of alligators in the
spring in harvest areas, where


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permits are issued for the hunt-
ing season.
"If we see that the count went
down from the previous year, we
will issue less permits for the
coming hunting season," Young
said. "If we see the population
has grown, we will issue more
permits. We do try to keep the
population in check."
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Largo
Cily events

Moss Feaster Funeral Homes
Presents Country Nights and
Garden Lights, Saturday, April
14, 6 to 9 p.m., Serenity Gardens
Memorial Park, 13401 Indian
Rocks Road.
Description: "Proceeds from
this benefit concert will go to the
Suncoast Hospice Center for Loss
and Healing. This is a concert cel-
ebrating life through music. Mark
Wills is the headline artist. Wills
is a nationally known recording
artist with eight Top 10 country
music hits in his career, includ-
ing '19 Something,' 'Wish You
Were Here,' and 'Don't Laugh at
Me', all of which received nomina-
tions for single, song, and video of
the year from the Country Music
Association. Wills won the Acade-
my of Country Music's award for
Top New Male Vocalist in 1998.
In 2002, his single 19 Something
spent six weeks consecutively at


No. 1, was Billboard's top country
hit of the year and the second-
most played song of the decade in
2009. Also performing is Suite
Caroline, who is a 14-year-old
storyteller and has three CD's of
her own. She has local ties to the
Largo area and has performed
with such known musicians as
Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Pat
Benetar, Charlie Daniels and the
GoGo's."
Call 587-6793.
General admission is $25 plus
the applicable service fee.
Largo Recycles Presents
Trashy Fashion Show 5, A Re-
cycled Fashion Show, Saturday,
April 21, 6 p.m, Largo Cultural
Center.
Description: "In celebration of
Earth Day, the Trashy Fashion
Show turns the Largo Cultural
Center "trashy." This high-end
'trashion' show features a 35-foot


runway with celebrity emcees
and 30+ amateur green designers
and models for one unique show.
Contestants compete for prizes in
different age categories and for
the top prize of 'trashiest design-
er.'
Come early for the free Largo-
ing Green Expo from noon to 6
p.m. (no ticket required for the
Expo).
Show tickets are $15 at the
box office or by phone, $19 on-
line.
Call 587-6793.
Dexter McCluster Youth
Football Clinic, Saturday, April
28, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Largo
Sports Complex, 1640 McMullen
Road.
Description: "Join Kansas City
Chief, Dexter McCluster, and the
city of Largo for its second annual
free football clinic. Registration
opens at 9 a.m. Instruction will
be provided by local area football
coaches. A parent or legal
guardian must sign a participa-
tion waiver prior to the event.
Waivers can be printed out in ad-
vance at LargoSports.com."
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Detectives investigate
fatal shooting
LARGO Detectives assigned to the Pinellas
County Sheriffs Office Robbery/Homicide Unit are
investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in unin-
corporated Largo about 10:53 a.m. April 5.
According to the sheriffs report, Terrance
Bernard Thomas, 38, who lived at 713 Patterson
St., was shot to death at 703 Patterson St.
Largo Police responded to the scene and were as-
sisted by a K-9 Unit from Clearwater Police. No fur-
ther details were released. Anyone with information
that may assist detectives in this investigation is
asked to contact Detective Rob Snipes at 582-6200.

Man threatens to commit suicide
LARGO A man who threatened to commit sui-
cide or have police officers shoot him was taken
into custody April 7.
At about 4:28 a.m. April 7 officers of the Largo
Police Department responded to a domestic distur-
bance call at 753 Clearwater Largo Road S.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female
outside of the residence. It was learned that
Michael S. Moiczek was alone inside the residence.
He was threatening suicide with a small caliber pis-
tol.
Officers attempted to make contact with Moiczek
and convince him to come outside. At approximate-
ly 5 a.m., members of the Largo Police Depart-
ment's Tactical Apprehension and Control Team
were called to the scene.
Negotiators quickly established a rapport with
Moiczek as TAC Team members secured the
perimeter of the home. As the residence was direct-
ly on Clearwater Largo Road, the road was shut
down for both northbound and southbound traffic.
Moiczek relayed that he was intent on either
committing suicide or having officers shoot him.
Negotiations continued until approximately 7:45
a.m., when Moiczek exited the residence and was
taken into custody. He was transported for evalua-
tion.

Man arrested for stalking child
NEW PORT RICHEY Pinellas County sheriffs
detectives arrested a New Port Richey man about
10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, for aggravated stalk-
ing of a child.
Detectives with the Crimes Against Children unit
say David K. Wagner, 25, met a 15-year-old girl,
who lives in Pinellas County on a social networking


website in August 2011. He es-
tablished an online friendship
with her and convinced her to
send him a nude photo of herself
from the waist up.
After he received her photo, he
threatened to send the photo to
her family and friends if she did
not meet with him and engage in David K. Wagner
a sexual relationship. The girl David K. Wagner
went to her mother and told her about the threat.
The mother reported the incident to the sheriffs of-
fice on March 28.
Detectives posed as the victim and continued the
online communication with the suspect. Wagner
communicated sexually explicit messages about
what he wanted to do believing he was talking to
the 15-year-old victim. Eventually the suspect ar-
ranged for the victim to meet with him to have sex.
Instead, he was met by CAC detectives who arrest-
ed him for one count of aggravated stalking of a
child, one count of certain use of computer services
prohibited and traveling to meet a minor.
Also, based on information gained through their
investigation CAC detectives believe Wagner may
have other victim's. They are asking anyone with
information about David Wagner to please contact
the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Crimes Against
Children Unit at 727-582-6200.
The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office is a member
of the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Chil-
dren Task Force.

Vehicle crashes into
Dunedin restaurant
DUNEDIN The China Star restaurant on Patri-
cia Avenue in Dunedin sustained significant struc-
tural damage when an 80-year-old woman drove
into its storefront about 3:40 p.m. April 3.
According to a report from the Pinellas County
Sheriffs Office, Phyllis Glynn of Dunedin was
pulling into a parking space in front of the China
Star when she mistakenly hit the gas instead of the
brake and crashed into the restaurant. Deputies
said the vehicle traveled "a ways" into the business
before hitting a counter, where the vehicle came to
a stop. Glynn was transported to Mease Dunedin
Hospital as a precaution.
A 64-year-old man and 62-year-old woman, who
were eating at the time of the crash, also were
taken by ambulance to Mease Dunedin for treat-
ment of minor injuries after being "grazed by a fly-
ing plant," the report said.


Leader, April 12, 2012


Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY JUSTICE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
A newly erected billboard on Sunset Point Road in Clearwater is part of a campaign by Pinellas County
partners to send a clear message about prescription drug abuse.


Billboard campaign sends message
about prescription drug abuse
Since April 1, motorists and pedestrians in Pinel-
las County have been met with an anti-prescription
drug abuse message on billboards in the county.
'We're shutting down pill mills in Pinellas Coun-
ty" is the message on the billboards, and it repre-
sents the unified mission statement from the
coalition groups involved in the initiative.
For the calendar year 2010, Pinellas led all coun-
ties in the state of Florida with 249 accidental over-
dose deaths from prescription drugs.
During 2010 and 2011, government agencies, law
enforcement organizations, mental health and sub-
stance abuse prevention program providers and
community partners joined together in undertaking
aggressive initiatives aimed at reducing the number
of deaths associated with prescription drug abuse.
Although a final report is not yet available for
2011, early indications report a reduction in the
number of prescription drug overdose deaths. It has
been a united fight, with many agencies in Pinellas
County working together.
"Pinellas County's high-prescriber ordinance is
used to regulate facilities and identify doctors who
prescribe large quantities of prescription narcotics,"
said Paul Melton, an investigator with the Pinellas
County Department of Justice and Consumer Serv-


ices. 'The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office identifies
and investigates doctor shopping and other pre-
scription drug crimes and the Department of Health
investigates doctors and clinics where prescribing
violations and standards of care issues might occur.
These are examples of how different agencies have
come together as a united front to battle this prob-
lem."
Melton also recognizes significant contributions
made by community partners.
'The key to reaching addicted individuals comes
long before they get involved in the criminal justice
system," he said. "Organizations like NOPE, Nar-
cotics Overdose Prevention Education, and LiveFree!
work tirelessly to educate our young about the dan-
gers of drug addiction and empower them to hold
each other accountable and get help if needed."
Other community partners, such as Operation
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counseling for those already caught up in the cycle.
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Governor vetoes PSTA bill to change taxing method


By SUZETTE PORTER

Governor Rick Scott vetoed a bill April 6 that
would have allowed Pinellas Suncoast Transit Au-
thority to look for alternative ways to fund its op-
erations besides collection of property tax.
Scott listed three objections in a veto letter.
He wrote that the bill would require PSTA to
stop collecting its ad valorem tax revenue if county
voters approved a 1 percent Charter County and
Regional Systems Surtax.
If the taxpayers approve the sales tax sur-
charge, PSTA has the ability to cease collection of
the ad valorem and prevent "double taxation"
without the mandatory language of the bill, the
letter continued.
'The bill also provides an opportunity for propo-
nents of the sales tax to use the legislation to build
support for approval of a local referendum. Pro-
moting the sales tax in place of property tax as 'a
swap' will result in a large overall tax increase in
the county," Scott said.
County officials have said for some time that
property taxes can't pay for the county's transit
needs. PSTA officials were happy to receive sup-
port from the Legislature.
"We are optimistic that the Legislature's passage
of the tax swap measure will allow PSTA to change
its primary funding source and significantly im-
prove transit service in our community," PSTA
CEO Brad Miller said after House Bill 865 was
passed by the Legislature in March.
Miller released a statement April 9 in reaction to

Briefs
Pinellas bed tax collections
up 17 percent
CLEARWATER Tax Collector Diane Nelson
reports tourist development tax collections from
February increased 17 percent compared to the
same period last year.
The Tax Collector's Office collected $2.8 mil-
lion in tourist development taxes in Pinellas
County this past February, compared to $2.4
million in February 2011.
The tourist development tax is a 5 percent tax
- known as the "bed tax" required by Florida
law on accommodations rented for six months or
less. The TD tax produces close to $25 million
each year in Pinellas County, used mainly for
tourism marketing by the St. Petersburg/Clear-
water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Tax Collector's Office implemented an on-
line payment system for TD taxpayers in 2010,
and now more than 70 percent of TD collections
are processed online.
For more information about tourist develop-
ment taxes, visit taxcollect.com or contact the
tax collector's office at 464-5007.

County names executive director
CLEARWATER Pinellas County Administra-
tor Robert S. LaSala announced the selection of
David E. Scott as executive director of the De-
partment of Environment and Infrastructure.
Scott is currently the transportation engineer
for the Department of Public Works in Norfolk,
Va.
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County officials have said for
some time that property taxes
can't pay for the county's
transit needs. PSTA officials
were happy to receive support
from the Legislature.

the governor's veto.
"PSTA is committed to our dual mission of oper-
ating and Improving a successful transportation
system while always responsibly managing the
public investment that supports the system,"
Miller said. 'The tax swap bill was a legislative ini-
tiative that we believed would have given PSTA an
option to effectively manage that public invest-
ment. While the Governor disagreed, PSTA will re-
main focused on doing our job: to manage a
successful system for Pinellas County while con-
tinuing to explore all transportation investment
options."
Opponents of the surtax most likely are pleased
by Scott's move.
David McKalip of St. Petersburg told Pinellas
County Commissioners March 27 that residents
don't want to pay a penny tax for light rail. He said
the tax swap would mean PSTA would collect
about $120 million a year compared to the $30
million it receives now. He said PSTA had a history
of wasting money.


Scott has more than 25 years of experience in
large complex public works and utilities adminis-
tration. He earned a master's degree in engineer-
ing and has held leadership positions in
professional and civic organizations.
"Scott has broad experience in county govern-
ment functions and demonstrates strong man-
agement and leadership skills. I believe we are
fortunate to secure a professional executive with
Mr. Scott's background," LaSala said. "I am con-
fident he will make a positive contribution to
Pinellas County."

County marks Public Safety
Telecommunicators Week
CLEARWATER Each year, the second full
week of April is dedicated to the men and women
who serve as public safety dispatchers. Patricia
Anderson of the Contra Costa County, Calif.,
Sheriffs Office, first conceived public Safety
Telecommunicators Week in 1981. It was ob-
served only at that agency for three years until
1994 when Congress made a permanent formal
proclamation for this recognition.
During National Public Safety Telecommunica-
tors Week, public safety dispatch agencies
across the country will recognize employees for
their commitment to the mission of protecting
and saving lives and property. Pinellas County
Public Safety Services/911 is proud to honor all
local telecommunicators as well as support per-
sonnel for their high level of professionalism, ex-
cellence in customer service and enthusiastic
teamwork. The Pinellas County 911 family en-
courages all who know or come in contact with
public safety telecommunicators to give them a
much-deserved "thanks."


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buses," he said. "We need a good bus system."
He said rail systems throughout the country
had low ridership and were not successful. He
said any change in funding for PSTA should be
cost neutral to provide the same level of funding.
"It doesn't help the poor to put another penny
tax," he said. "It takes the money out of the econo-
my."
About a dozen speakers spoke before the com-
mission voicing opposition to plans for light rail in
Pinellas and the tax swap for a variety of reasons.
One was the cost.
'This is too much burden to put on our grand-
children," said Connie Fitzgerald.
Betsy Burgess said not enough people used the
buses to justify more funding. She said even at
peak times, many ran with few or no riders.
"When I'm out protesting (light rail), I see a lot of
buses," she said.
Opponents say only 3 percent of the county's
population ride the bus.
Bob Lasher, manager of PSTA Community Rela-
tions, said in an April 6 email that 3 percent is a
conservative estimate based on regular daily rid-
ers. He said PSTA studies show that 36 percent of
county residents have used PSTA.
"What's more, after three years of service reduc-
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running into capacity issues on many routes, es-
pecially during rush hour," Lasher said. "We even
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came from school at Gainesville to tell commis-
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He talked about the county's growth, saying,
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Light rail would mean fewer cars on the roads.
He said a plan for the future needed to include the
ability to walk and bike to destinations.
He said senior citizens should want an im-
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"When you're 92 and can't drive, you'll be de-
pendent on the bus system," he said. "You won't
like it when it takes two hours to get where you're
going."
He also said Florida has the lowest tax rate in
the union.
"We can afford to pay more tax," he said.
According to 2009 figures from the National
Transit Database, Pinellas County spends less
than the average of service areas with a popula-
tion between 500,000 to 1 million residents. The
average is $99.77 per capital. PSTA spends $62.58.
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parisons against other places makes no difference.
He objects to the county's involvement with the re-
gional transit authority. He said decisions should
be made locally, not regionally.
"We don't want big government," he told com-
missioners. "We don't want rail."


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Work in progress on library cooperative agreement


By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER The interlocal agreement for the
Pinellas Public Library Cooperative expires Sept.
30, 2013.
Mary Brown, the cooperative's executive director,
provided an update to Pinellas County Commis-
sioners on progress made to revise the current
agreement during a March 20 work session.
The Cooperative formed in 1989 to give residents
of unincorporated areas access to public libraries.
Member libraries share programs, resources and in
turn receive a share of library tax money paid by
people living in unincorporated areas of the county.
Member libraries include Clearwater, Dunedin,
Gulf Beaches, Gulfport, Largo, Oldsmar, Pinellas
Park, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg, St. Pete
Beach, Seminole and Tarpon Springs. Palm Harbor
Library also is a member and East Lake partici-
pates as a unit of Palm Harbor's library. Palm Har-
bor and East Lake are the only libraries located in
unincorporated areas of the county.
Palm Harbor Library is the only library in the
state funded by Municipal Service Taxing Unit. The
cooperative also is funded by the MSTU.


As a special taxing district, Palm Harbor also re-
ceives money from a tax dedicated to library and
recreational services. East Lake also receives
MSTU money. Libraries in incorporated areas re-
ceive money from their municipality. All have the
ability to apply for state and federal grants.
Brown told commissioners there were a number
of key issues that the committee needed direction
on to move forward on revisions to the agreement.
Much of the discussion revolved around what to
do about East Lake Library. Residents of the unin-
corporated area are unhappy because they pay 21
percent of the MSTU funding going into the cooper-
ative fund and only get back 4 percent.
Nearly 31,000 people live in the East Lake Li-
brary service area. Just over 57,000 live in the
Palm Harbor Library's area. East Lake's share of
the county/cooperative funding for the year 2011
was $378,994. Palm Harbor received $895,615.
Brown said the amount of funding member li-
braries receive from the cooperative is dependent
on it circulation. Shares range from 4 percent to 16
percent for the bigger libraries.
Clearwater received $727,721 from the coopera-
tive in 2011, St. Petersburg, $657,310, Largo


$627,905, Pinellas Park $370,259, Dunedin
292,963, Seminole $185,948, Gulf Beaches
$168,621 and Oldsmar received $170,877.
East Lake wants to stand on its own instead of
being part of Palm Harbor's library. Brown said the
committee is exploring ways to make that happen.
However, changes are required that may not be
popular with all the cooperative's members, she
said.
Commissioner Susan Latvala pointed out that
Palm Harbor would lose money if East Lake were
no longer a part of its funding scenario. The coop-
erative as a whole would lose out if East Lake
pulled out of the cooperative.
Robert Johnson, member of the East Lake Advi-
sory Board, said East Lake needed to become ei-
ther an independent taxing district or a dependent
taxing district like Palm Harbor. One other solution
for East Lake, and a key action item identified by
the committee, is to make 501(c) (3) organizations
eligible for membership in the library cooperative.
He said whatever was done to allow East Lake to
become a full member of the cooperative needed to
make sure that funding was done properly.
"It's a real balancing act between the member li-


braries and the unincorporated library," Brown
said. "We need to come up with a solution that is a
win-win or we'll all have to lose-lose."
She said if a new interlocal agreement could not
be negotiated, it could mean the "disintegration" of
20 years of progress for the county's library system
as a cooperative.
"Most people view (libraries) as a single system
with one library card," she said. "We're going to
need real compromise on both sides."
Commissioner Karen Seel, who recently em-
barked on a listening tour of all the municipalities,
said there was great interest by cities to make the
situation fair to East Lake. Brown agreed they had
been "very open to discussion."
After discussion, the consensus from the com-
missioners was that the committee had more work
to do. They also asked for additional information,
such as a breakdown of which member library
were serving areas of unincorporated Pinellas.
Brown agreed to gather information requested
by commissioners and get back with the commit-
tee.
"I can at least begin running funding scenarios,"
she said.


Operation Medicine Cabinet planned for April 28


Get rid of unused and expired
prescription and over-the-counter
medications. The Pinellas County
Diversion Task Force Coalition, in
partnership with the LiveFree!
Substance Abuse Prevention
Coalition of Pinellas County, is col-
lecting medications for safe dispos-
al on Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
For more information, call the
Pinellas County Sheriffs Office at


582-6221 or LiveFree! at 813-503-
5658 or livefree@operpar.org. Citi-
zens can check the DEA locator
website for event locations at www.
justice.gov/dea.
The drop-off containers at the
Pinellas County Sheriffs Office
Central Station (Largo) and North
District Station (Dunedin) will be
temporarily closed during this
countywide event.
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Leader, April 12, 2012


Mother Nature calls on Tarpon Springs woman for help


By BOB COSTIGAN

Barbra Hoffman says she has
always had a love affair with na-
ture. So it only seems natural
that she would be the chairperson
of the board of directors for the
Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve
in Tarpon Springs.
But Hoffman also has a full-
time job as business manager
with Hoffman Architects of Tar-
pon Springs. Before she became
involved with the family owned
business, she went to college and
earned a masters degree in
botany from the University of
South Florida and a biology de-
gree from the University of Flori-
da.
Hoffman said she then worked
for years in various jobs related to


biology, including research. While
being a business manager is her
job, and as she says "puts food on
the table" she confesses that
working for Brooker Creek is her
"real passion."
Hoffman first became involved
with Brooker Creek in 1994,
when there were only three em-
ployees for the new preserve.
Since the public hadn't heard of
Brooker Creek, she was part of a
citizen's action group that met
with various groups including the
Audubon and "anybody who
would have us" to talk about the
preserve.
"We were trying to sell the idea
to the public that this big beauti-
ful education center was going to
be built with Penny for Pinellas
money," she said. Talking to


Helping

hands
Outstanding volunteers

groups, she said, "was a lot of
fun."
Hoffman stressed to everyone
she talked to that the preserve
was going to offer hiking trails
and a wildlife sanctuary in Pinel-
las County, the state's most
densely populated county.
That citizen's action group in-
volved into what is now the
Friends of Brooker Creek Pre-
serve, a nonprofit, 501c citizen-
based organization. With that
group and other local volunteers,


Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS
Barbra Hoffman dedicates much of her time to Brooker Creek Preserve. She does it for the love of nature and
a belief in the value of volunteerism.


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the preserve was cleared of a large
amount of trash, and exotic
plants removed. Many other ef-
forts helped to make the preserve
what it is today.
Hoffman has always been lend-
ing a helping hand as a volunteer.
When her children were in school
she was vice president of the PTA,
taught Sunday school and did a
lot of other work with her
church's youth group. With her
kids now in college she is able to
concentrate solely on Brooker


Creek. Hoffman puts in some 20
to 25 hours per week at the pre-
serve.
As a matter of fact, she said
she recently told her husband she
was going to start working part
time at the office so that she
could spend more time at Brooker
Creek. Fortunately, he under-
stands her passion and is totally
behind what she does.
As for people volunteering,
whether it is for the Brooker
Creek Preserve, Pinellas County


government or anywhere in gen-
eral, Hoffman is quick to point
out "that the need is big."
She feels that if a person is able
to do something and they aren't
doing it, "it's such a waste and
you're not using yourself to the
best of your potential."
Her suggestion to those who
have the time is to "turn off your
TV, get out and do something that
you enjoy that can help others."
This article was provided by
Pinellas County Communications.


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Charis Christian Books & Gifts opened in March 1985 in a small
Ts closet. The vision was to provide Bibles and greeting cards on
the church property. This vision has surpassed expectations.
They are no longer "the best kept secret in Pinellas County", as
they are open to the public as well as church members. The
2,400 sq. ft. offers music, DVD's, toys, T-shirts, jewelry, wall
art, home dycor, books, Bibles, greeting cards and so much
more. Martha Brangenberg has been the manager of this
nonprofit ministry of the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks
for the past 5 years. Martha and 11 part time employees and
about a dozen volunteers keep this operation going. As a
member of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, you'll
This friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly help you find them at local events. This April 13 they will be at "the book
find treasures in this popular 2,400 square foot store. table" at the Newsboys Concert. This takes place at Countryside
Christian Center. The author of the Best Selling Book "I am Second" will be there signing books and there will be a
"meet and greet" following the concert. Ph: 727-593-0164. www.shopcharis.com

THE HAIR HOSPITAL HAIR RESTORATION works many hair miracles!
We want to introduce you to Karen Hicks of The Hair Hospital Hair
Restoration. She has been doing hair for 25 years, and we believe she is
one of the most unique hair stylists in the industry. Karen works many hair
miracles as can be witnessed by the tears of joy and excessive thanks she
receives each day. She has been on radio and TV and was featured in
Cosmopolitan, In Style and W magazines. Karen has performed her
creativity in extensions on models for Maxim magazines and extensions
and color for winner of the TV show Super Nova, Lukas Rossi and his band.
Other celebrities include actors and models "the Beauty and the Geek' to
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New Artists trained by Paul Foropoulos Art Collectors has a Do Not Miss Exhibit.
Paul Foropoulos is a highly respected artist and art instructor in the
International Art World. When his artists reach the point of his high
standards, they present their work to the public. Exhibitions like these
are worth attending. Up and coming new artists with great potential of
growth are a target of art buyers today. Paul's professionalism suggests
that his artists start with very low prices providing opportunities for .
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Michelle Geiger, Muriel Klopsis, Monica Morris, Sara Patterson, Jo
Ciaccia, Laurence Kaczmarek, Janaki Gummadi, Mark Thomas, Nathan
Rivera, Vimala Veeramachaneni. The Exhibition will be held at Artist
Training Center at 29174 U.S. 19 North (west side of U.S. 19 between Come and meet the participating
Curlew and Countryside Mall) Friday, May 4th, 2012 6 to 10pm Artists, including PaulForopoulos.
"Opening Reception". The exhibition continues on Saturday and Sunday. Call for Information 727-786-7278.
Total Body Results Offers Boot Camp and Training. Start with a FREE Class!
If you're tired of boring exercise now you can be a part of the hottest trend
sweeping the country. It's simple, fun and the results are quick and
noticeable. Along with the workouts you will learn proper nutrition and
body shaping for healthy lifestyles. It's called Boot Camp. You will work out
with Julia Zammito, who is the best in the business. For the past 15 years ec
she has helped over 2,000 Pinellas County residents get their bodies back.
Julia has devoted half of her life to the fitness industry and takes pride in
the fact that you will work with her in person and it's all done while having
fun at our beautiful Gulf Beaches and parks. TOTAL BODY RESULTS Pinellas
Boot Camp is the undisputed "king of lean" and their program is a fraction
of the cost of having a private trainer. Visit www.totalbodyresults.com to see
pictures, schedules, testimonials, information about the FREE CLASS and
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FINEST EUROPEAN MAIDS provides first class home cleaning services at affordable low prices!
We find that Finest European Maids is a detail oriented, owner
operated company with 16 years experience. Your cleaning
will be done by a professional cleaning team with "Old World
Attitude." They take great pride and stand behind their work
by providing 100% SATISFACTION. They will exceed above and
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SEA SCHOOL offers Captain's License, and over 40 U.S.C.G. Approved Courses.
We've found a great place to make sure you have the
knowledge and certification necessary to make your days on
the water safe and legal. Sea School has over 35 years of
experience in dealing with Coast Guard Licensing, Regulations .
and Maritime Education. The instructors have extensive
knowledge and experience in commercial vessel operations
and instruction. This is a renowned school with offices across
the U.S. Their main office and classroom facility is: 8440 4th
St. North in St. Petersburg. They have many USCG approved
courses, including the popular OUPV (Charter boat Captain)
program. The next courses in St Petersburg start April 13 and
again on May 12. Call Sea School at 727-577-3992 for future --.
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Ageing Still Bar & Grill-where neighbors meet to un-wind during the
day and the younger crowd meets to wind up the night!
Talk about being "grandfathered in" this is a local
neighborhood bar that patrons go to because their family did.
Old friends meet here to discuss their day and the bartender
knows your name and what you will be drinking. Feel at ". 5 F *
home here with Dartboard Games, 14 Television Screens for .. ...
football fans (partial to the Buffalo Bills) Happy Hour, Juke .- -. ..
Box, Pool Tables, and Live music on weekends. The very name ..-.--.... .. .
Ageing Still Bar & Grill invokes the bootleggers of yore, but
they have full selections of liquor, beer, wine and classic bar
food such as burgers, wings and sandwiches. On a weekday
afternoon you'll find the smoke-filled bar filled with
conversation and laughter as an older generation chats with - .. ". -- -
one another. At night the twenty-something partygoers stop in
for reasonable priced drinks and the music. You're invited to Ageing Bar & Grill is located at 11691 Walsingham Rd. in
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1 OA Pet Connection


Leader, April 12, 2012


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Simba is a 3-year-old male orange and white tabby. He is very sweet
and gets along well with other cats. He is neutered and up-to-date with
his shots. To adopt Simba, call Pat at Second Chance For Strays at 535-
9154. Visit www.secondchanceforstrays.petfinder.com.


Bongo
Bongo is a very
handsome 3V2-year-old
male Boston terrier. This
delightful boy enjoys the
company of other dogs
as well as playing chase.
Bongo is friendly and
adores receiving human
attention. He will make
a wonderful canine
companion for an
individual or family. To
adopt Bongo, visit Pet
Pal Animal Shelter at
405 22nd St. S. in St.
Petersburg. Call 328-
7738. Visit www.pet
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Laurel
Laurel is a petite, female
cat. She is very sweet
and playful. She is about
4 years old and has had
all her shots, is spayed,
microchipped, and
ready to go home. For
more information on
Laurel, call Friends of
Strays at 522-6566. Visit
the adoption center at
2911 47th Ave. N. in St.
Petersburg.


Bogie
Bogie is a 1-year-old male kitty with medium length hair. His owner
moved away and left him behind. He is a sweet lap cat. He is very vocal,
likes dogs, but would prefer to be the only cat in the family. Adopt Bogie
at Save Our Strays Inc. Call 481-5262 for information on adopting him.

Heat is too often a killer of family pets


Spring and summer bring ele-
vated outside temperatures
which can be life threatening to
people and their pets. Every year
hundreds of pets die because
they are left in parked cars, teth-
ered outside without shade and
water, or exercised in hot, humid
weather. Heat stroke is a serious
threat in Florida.
Brachycephalic (short nosed)
breeds (Pug, Boston Terrier, Bull-
dog, Pekingese, and Lhasa Apso)
can be more susceptible to heat
stroke because panting in these
breeds is less effective in de-
creasing body temperature com-
pared to others. Young dogs that
overexert themselves and older
dogs with pre-existing diseases
are also vulnerable. Dogs have
sweat glands only on their feet so
sweating will not cool them like it
does for us.
A normal temperature in a dog
or cat is around 101.5 degrees
plus or minus 1-2 degrees. It is
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Symptoms of heat stroke in-
clude restlessness, panting, ex-
cessive drooling, unsteadiness,
bright red gums, muscle tremors,
seizures, difficulty breathing, in-
creased heart rate, bloody vomit
or feces, shock, cardiac arrest,
and/or behavior changes.
If your pet is showing these
signs, remove your pet from the
heat source. It would make per-
fect sense to use ice-cold water to
decrease core body temperature;
however emerging a dog that is
suffering from heat stroke in an
ice-cold bath could cause serious
complications. This may cause
constriction of the blood vessels
in the skin, which will trap heat
inside the body. Tap water (room
temperature on slightly cool) is
recommended in order to cool a
heat stroke victim. The goal is to
decrease the body temperature to
about 103 degrees. If your dog
has heat stroke, it is important


that you do not leave him/her
unattended for at least 24 hours.
Take your pet to a veterinarian
immediately to be monitored for
serious complications. Some of
the symptoms noted above may
not occur until later in the day.
Leaving pets in a car to run a
quick errand can be deadly as
temperatures in a parked car
may increase by 40 degrees
within one hour. Even on a rela-
tively cool day (70 degrees) dogs
have perished when left in a
parked car. Cracking a window
will not make a difference even if
the car is parked in the shade.
If you love your pet enough to
take them with you, then love
them enough to never leave
them in a car with the ignition
off.
Kim Donovan, D.V.M., is an as-
sociate veterinarian and medical
director at Oakhurst Veterinary
Hospital in Seminole with 14
years experience and a special
interest in feline medicine.


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Leader, April 12, 2012 Business 1 1 A


Business as usual at Gators

New owners don't have plans now for rumored resort hotel


By BOB McCLURE

TREASURE ISLAND It will be business
as usual at Gators Cafe and Saloon at
John's Pass for now.
That's the message Sid Rice of Rice Fam-
ily Holdings and Jay Madhu, president of
the real estate division of HCI Holdings
LLC, expressed April 4 following the sale
two days earlier of close to 11 acres.
The $8.1 million purchase by HCI Hold-
ings includes Gators, 12754 Kingfish
Drive, and John's Pass Marina on the east
side of Gulf Boulevard, as well as a 2.2-
acre tract on the beach side where a
restaurant and cabanas were proposed a
year ago.
The 8.4 acres on the east side of Gulf
Boulevard has long been rumored as a


possible site for a resort hotel but Rice and
Madhu both said there are no immediate
plans for such a project.
"I'm going to continue as King Gator
(running Gators Cafe)," said Rice. "I know
where all the poles and pilings are at."
"We're coming into this as an opportuni-
ty to acquire property," said Madhu.
'That's how we see this property. The po-
tential is tremendous."
Madhu said there are no plans for devel-
oping the site at this time.
"We plan to improve the property," he
said. "We'll target inefficiencies we would
like to improve."
"Change is good and we're looking for-
ward to it," said Rice. "It will be a smooth
transition. We'll keep the entire staff and
move forward."


Madhu didn't rule out the possibility of
his company selling the site to a developer
at some point but said there is no current
plan to do so. At the same time, he spoke
highly of the unique qualities of the site.
"It's a destination," Madhu said. "It's
somewhere a family can come. You can go
to the beach or go to a marina and go fish-
ing or sailing. Or you can go to a restau-
rant. Few properties have all those
elements. It's a very unique piece of prop-
erty."
Madhu said the deal came together in
about 45 days.
"They saw what they liked," said Rice,
"and we saw what we liked."
HCI Holdings is a subsidiary of Home-
owners Choice, a Tampa-based property
and casualty insurance company.


Photo by BOB McCLURE
Gators, a popular beach restaurant and bar at John's Pass, and some
adjoining property was purchased by a Tampa Bay area insurance
company on April 2.


MRPC acquires ETI
LARGO MRPC, a single-source provider of medical device compo-
nents and assemblies, recently acquired ETI Incorporated, a Largo-
based firm with expertise in liquid silicone rubber molding.
This is the first acquisition for MRPC since the 1980s and marks a
significant growth stage for the 91-year-old company. This acquisition
will allow MRPC to continue to meet increased demand for silicone
molding, two-material molding, micromolding, medical rubber and
thermoplastic molding. ETI, a leader in silicone molding, specializing in
custom liquid injection molding, works with many companies in the
medical industry and complements MRPC's current offerings.
MRPC employs more than 115 people in Wisconsin and ETI employs
nearly 25 in Florida. With the addition of the ETI team, MRPC has
added 50 highly skilled jobs in the past year, primarily in engineering
and manufacturing. The company anticipates adding an additional 10
to 20 positions in the next two years.
"ETI adds tremendous value to MRPC, starting with the people, who
we are excited to add to our expert team," said Greg Riemer, president
of MRPC, in a press release. "We are also thrilled to bring our cus-
tomers even more horsepower in liquid silicone molding, while provid-
ing the security and convenience of multi-location production
facilities."
ETI will function as a division of MRPC and both companies' facili-
ties will continue full operation, serving as northern and southern U.S.
hubs. The multi-location production capabilities bring a built-in re-
dundancy to MRPC's manufacturing footprint, enabling business con-
tinuity for its customers. Both locations will house engineering and
manufacturing services for global customers. State-of-the-art clean
rooms and production equipment allow for production of medical com-
ponents, implantables and subassemblies for healthcare and life sci-
ences companies, including some of the world's largest corporations.
'We are thrilled to be a part of this growing enterprise, knowing that
it brings enhanced capabilities and versatility to our customers," said
ETI general manager Jim Smith in a press release. Smith will remain
as general manager of the Florida location. 'The combination of MRPC
and ETI, with our shared commitment to excellence and complementa-
ry skill sets, creates a strategic advantage and elevates the national
profile of both companies."

Country Porch opens
LARGO The Country Porch recently opened its doors at 13862
Walsingham Road, Largo, in the Hammock Hardware plaza.
The store, owned by Debbie Jetter, features a wide assortment of
antiques, home decor, unique gifts and handmade furniture. Hours
are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.


Biz notes
Chamber to host tourism lunch
ST. 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.
This year's 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.
The mission of U.S. Travel is to increase travel to and within the
United States. It advocates the power of travel to leaders in govern-
ment, provides authoritative travel research and analysis, and hosts
annual signature events, including International Pow Wow, which gen-
erates more than $3.5 billion in future travel business to the United
States. U.S. Travel also operates DiscoverAmerica.com, the official
travel and tourism website of the United States.
The event will begin with check-in and networking at 11 a.m. fol-
lowed by the program and lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $40 a
member or $50 for nonmembers. Table sponsorships are available.
Sponsors this year include Air Canada, Gilchrist and Soames, Super-
Shuttle and the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort.
For information or to register, call Amanda Page at 360-6957 or
email RSVP@tampabaybeaches.com.

Campbell sets records
at Capitol Theatre
CLEARWATER The legendary Glen Campbell set a new gross-tick-
ets-sales record for a single performance at the Capitol Theatre of
$40,075 on March 21.
That record lasted one day.
Campbell set a new record of $40,475 in gross tickets sales on
March 22. The two sold-out concerts with gross tickets sales of
$80,550 is the event record at the Capitol Theatre .
This is the 31st and 32nd sold-out show at the Capitol Theatre since
Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. took over the historical landmark theater in De-
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nishings reminiscent of a classic Hollywood theater, is one of the oldest
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Grand opening events ran April 2-6. According to a press release,
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credit unions from around Tampa Bay have partnered together to host
the annual poker run. More than $350,000 has been raised and do-
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A great week for


fishing lies ahead


It took a couple of days for our
near-shore waters to clean back up
after last week's storm system.
Now that we're back into a nor-
mal weather pattern, the bait is
back on the beach and so are the
predators.
Spanish mackerel were super
thick all along the beach before that
west wind kicked up last week
The good action should be back
for a while now with an offshore
wind pattern in place. Whether you
want to anchor and chum with live
pilchards, which can be cast-netted
at night along the bridges, or slow
troll with live threadfins that can be
caught on a sabiki rig in the same
waters you're fishing, is up to you.
Kingfish are still around in good
numbers and there were a few re-
ports of fish coming from the beach
this past weekend, but better num-
bers of fish can be found offshore a
few miles.
Target natural hard bottom areas
in 30 to 40 feet of water, as long as
there is bait around so should be
the kings. The shipping channel is
another great place to catch king-
fish this time of year.
Markers 5 and 6 are usual hot
spots. A good tactic there is to an-
chor and free-line big threadfins or
blue runners, and always make
sure to have a fresh chum block
out.


,"-" Fish Tales
I ,-,apt. Tyson
./ Wallerstein

Inshore the redfish have been co-
operating, especially on the high
tides.
Once the water is covering the
mangrove roots, target known oys-
ter clumps along the shoreline.
Windy conditions might dirty the
water close to the shoreline, so
knowledge of the lay of the land will
give you an advantage.
The high tide fishing has been al-
most entirely a dead-bait situation.
Fresh threadfins work great, but la-
dyfish, pinfish or mullet will all
catch fish as well. Work your way
along the shoreline with the wind at
your back, targeting points and
coves that have the highest concen-
tration of mullet. Casting your baits
underneath the mangroves will in-
crease your chances of getting bit.
Until next week- get bent!
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Briefs
Blue Ribbon 5K Run
set for April 21
LARGO The Blue Ribbon 5K run will be
Saturday, April 21, at Walsingham Park, shel-
ters 7 and 8, 12615 102nd Ave. N.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The run be-
gins at 8:30 a.m.
The family 1-mile walk immediately follows.
The entry fee is $20 adults and $15 for
children (18 and younger). The event benefits
Suncoast Center Inc. and efforts to stop child
abuse.
5K Medals will be presented for the top
three finishers in all age categories. For more
information, contact Kerri Pedersen at 388-
1250.

Registration open for city's
2nd Annual Turtle Trot 5K
LARGO The city along with The Friends of
Largo Nature Parks, a volunteer group sup-
porting Largo Nature Parks, will host the Sec-
ond 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
park's pond, will be held on Saturday morn-
ing, 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 park's 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 refresh-
ments and water will be available. Both parks
are located on the Intracoastal Waterway and
have boardwalks and piers for post-race re-


laxing. 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 follow-
ing locations: Largo City Hall, Southwest
Recreation Complex, Highland Recreation
Complex, McGough Nature Park, and Bonner
Park. For more information, call 518-3047.

Clearwater Audubon Society
to meet
CLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon
Society will meet Monday, May 7, at Moc-
casin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail
Lane.
The event will kick off with a mix-and-min-
gle at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7
p.m.
Dolly Cummings, a representative of the
League of Environmental Educators in Flori-
da, will lead an insightful audience participa-
tion activity that can assist in asking the
right questions about the candidates and is-
sues coming up on the 2012 ballot. Since the
focus of LEEF is on awareness, communica-
tion, and growth with respect to Florida's nat-
ural environment, this program will provide a
special voter resource to attendees.
Call 462-6024 or visit www.clearwater
audubon.com.

Clearwater Audubon
to host safari
CLEARWATER 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 re-
sources and observe songbirds, raptors and
burrowing owls and wildlife.
Reservations are required by April 6. Call


Ken Rowe at 781-0745 or email ksr28@veri
zon.net.

Island Earth Days 2012 set
DUNEDIN Island Earth Days 2012 will be
Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, at Honey-
moon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd.
Hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by
the Friends of Island Parks, Honeymoon Is-
land State Park and Caladesi Island State
Park, the event will feature live music and en-
tertainment on an outdoor stage, the Shark-
bite Challenge Kayak Race, make-and-take
rain barrel workshops, bungee jumping, rock
wall, fresh seafood, arts and crafts, environ-
mental vendors, Osprey Village education
area, guided nature and beach walks and ac-
tivities and crafts for kids.
A single donation of $8 per vehicle at the
gate includes free parking. Pets on a 6-foot
hand-held leash will be permitted. For infor-
mation, call 738-2903 or visit www.island
earthdays.com.

Great Weedon Bird Quest set
ST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon
Bird Quest will be Friday, April 13, 8 to 10
a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Wee-
don Drive NE.
Guests will learn to identify marks and be-
haviors of the island birds while taking ad-
vantage of this free guided hike. Binoculars
will be available.
Advance registration is required. Call 453-
6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.

Weedon to host guided hikes
ST. PETERSBURG Guided hikes will be
offered Saturdays, April 14, 21 and 28, 9 to
11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800
Weedon Drive NE.
Attendees will learn about the ecosystems
and the early residents of Weedon Island Pre-
serve while going along on this free guided
hike. Participants should bring water and a
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Rays sweep Yankees
Tampa Bay off to a great start with 3-0 mark


Photos by JIM LAYFIELD
Teammates mob Carlos Pena after his walk-off single against the New York Yankees Friday, April 6, at Tropicana
Field. Pena got things started with a grand slam in the first inning, giving the Rays a 4-0 lead. By the ninth inning, the
lead had disappeared and the Rays trailed 6-5. In the bottom of the ninth, Desmond Jennings singled and scored on a
Ben Zobrist triple to tie the game. With Zobrist standing on third, Pena drove a Mariano Rivera pitch deep to left-
center, scoring Zobrist to win the game, 7-6. The Rays went on to sweep the Yankees in the three-game series, which
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Tampa Bay Rays employees go to bat for community causes


By MELINDA GREENE

If you think the Tampa Bay Rays are only about home runs and hot
dogs, think again.
Like most professional athletes, the Rays players are regarded as
American heroes, but within their organization are 200 behind-the-
scenes heroes front office employees, many of whom volunteer hours
of their time to a variety of worthy causes in and around Tampa Bay
through a company-wide program known as the Employee Community
Outreach Team.
The program is designed such that those who wish to participate may
do so during regular working hours, allowing more time to be spent with
family and friends during weekends and holidays.
"We wanted to give our staff the opportunity to volunteer in the com-
munity during work. Each of us have things that we are passionate
about or interested in," says Jennifer Tran, Director of Human Re-
sources for the Rays and an adviser for ECOT said.
"I am a huge animal lover, so anything to do with animals, I'm the
first one signed up," Tran said. She describes her favorite volunteer ex-
perience was with the Southeastern Guide Dog program.
For Stephon Thomas, manager of game operations said his favorite
event was the group's first participation in the Special Olympics event
last summer.
"You could see the kids' reactions and emotions that they had. Our
being there and cheering them on really meant a lot to them," she said.
Over the last year, ECOT volunteers had about 12 different projects to
choose from, an average of one a month during which time close to 250
employees volunteered logging nearly 2,500 hours.
Some of the recent projects have included 38 Rays employees teaming
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Over the last year, ECOT volunteers had
about 12 different projects to choose
from, an average of one a month during
which time close to 250 employees
volunteered logging nearly 2,500 hours.

This entailed shoveling fossilized oyster shells into mesh bags then
taken by boat to the island and stacked to create the oyster bar to create
a natural water filtration system and protect the habitat on the island.
Working in a corporate setting with several hundred employees and
17 different departments, often with little interaction between them, can
be isolating something this particular community outreach program
seeks to remedy.
"The cool thing about ECOT," said Andrew Heydt, Rays coordinator of
communications who is slated to serve as next year's ECOT chairper-
son, "is that it pulls from every department who on a daily basis would
never interact with fellow employees, so it's not only a way to get out and
help the community, it's a great way to team build."
Rays employees have volunteered with A Blooming Place for Kids, a
weeklong camp program that offers support to children who are growing
up in foster homes. The kids and volunteers spent the day swimming,
canoeing and zip lining culminating in a poolside luau.
An annual ECOT event drawing about 150 volunteers for over 1,200
hours, thus far, is the KaBoom Build-Layla's House, an organization
that builds safe playgrounds based on designs submitted by local chil-
dren.
Another recent event was for the Woodside Hospice House in Pinellas
Park. Volunteers built and decorated fifty birdhouses painted in vivid


colors for the Hospice property. According to Lisa Alexander, hospice co-
ordinator, the birdhouses are a significant addition because they bring
some comfort to the hospice residents who are battling life-threatening
illnesses.
Aside from a specially selected project each month, ECOT also volun-
teers on a weekly and monthly basis for certain programs such as Meals
on Wheels, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program and on a
monthly basis at Ronald McDonald House. Participation in these ongo-
ing programs, according to Tran is largely "driven by the staff who really
felt touched."
To usher in the baseball season, ECOT tries to make it down to the
Rays spring training camp in Port Charlotte, where volunteers have the
opportunity to demonstrate their building skills for Habitat for Humani-
ty. "It's really well attended. Everyone loves doing it," Tran said.
An eight-member committee that changes every year with the excep-
tion of one carryover member from the prior year who serves as that
year's team's chairperson is responsible for selecting, researching and
planning the events.
Since its inception four years ago, about thirty employees have served
on the committee. The committee takes its projects from a host of ideas
offered by Rays employees. Upcoming projects, open for sign up, are
posted on the company website.
ECOT was organized in April 2008 as a way in which to give the Rays
a philanthropic presence in the community as well as provide its busy
employees a way to give back to the community without having to sacri-
fice time away from family and friends in order to do so.
In April of this, Tran said ECOT is scheduled to go to the Sweetwater
Organic Farm in Tampa.
"We're going to go out there and help them do some farming stuff all
day long. They said they can keep us really busy, so we're going to bring
about 25 people," she said.


Briefs


Horse show for riders with special needs set
PINELLAS PARK Saddle Up Riding Club will host the Buddy
Memorial Horse Show for riders with special needs on Saturday,
April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 6080 94th Ave. in Pinellas Park.
As children and adults with special needs usually do not get a
chance to participate in horse shows, this is a special event for
them.
The show is also a fundraising event for the club's Equine Assist-
ed Activities and Therapies Program. All money raised will go to the
care of the special horses used in the program and to purchase
more equipment. A special saddle for riders who are paralyzed, for
example, costs $3,500.
The club is looking for sponsors of the horse show. A contribution
of $25 will sponsor a class in the show, helping the club give a tro-
phy to every rider that participates. For $100, a sponsor will be list-
ed on the back of the T-shirts the riders and volunteers will wear,
announced during the show, published in the newsletter and post-
ed on the club's Web and Facebook pages.
Saddle Up Riding Club, a nonprofit, offers therapeutic riding;
equine-assisted activities to children and adults with physical, cog-
nitive, and emotional disabilities, and Saddle Up for Heroes, their
newest program serving returning war veterans.
For more information, visit www.saddleupridingclub.org or con-
tact Program Director Melissa Yarbrough at 348-7104 or
mkasper@saddleupridingclub.org.

New speedway hosts car show
PINELLAS PARK The Showtime Speedway and Dragstrip will
host a car show of drag and stock cars and swap meet on Sunday,
April 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 4500 Ulmerton Road.
The event will include driver autographs, a splash tank and fami-
ly fun. See the speedway a weekend before its grand opening in
May.
Non-food vendor spaces are available for $25. For more informa-
tion or to showcase your car, call 432-5717.

Charity kickball tourney slated
A charity kickball tournament to benefit the Livestrong Founda-
tion is set for Saturday, April 21, at Woodlawn Park in St. Peters-
burg.
The event, which will begin at 9 a.m., is open to 16 teams of at
least 10 players per team. Teams must register by Friday, April 13.
The cost is $250 per team and $25 for each additional player. Each
player will get a T-shirt and the top three teams will get a trophy. All
proceeds will benefit Livestrong, which funds cancer research and
empowers cancer patients and survivors. The website for the event
is www.kickforacure.us and a flyer for the event and team roster is
available at the website.
For more information, call 712-1600 during business hours or
501-6263 anytime.

Brooker to host Sensing Nature program
TARPON SPRINGS Guiding Nature, the first in the three-part
series Restoring Nature's Balance, will be presented Saturday, April
21, 10 a.m. to noon, at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone


Road.
The free series explores the important aspects about land man-
agement and improvement tools such as prescribed fire and how
vital that is to natural areas. Attendees will join a Sensing Nature
guide for a habitat hike to discover mitigation, enhancement and
restoration in action. Attend one, two or all three programs. Partici-
pants attending all three programs will receive a Florida restoration
information packet.
Attendees should wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing.
Advance registration is required.
Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.

Brooker to host guided hike
TARPON SPRINGS A guided hike will be offered Saturday, April
28, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone
Road.
Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike. Partici-
pants will have an opportunity to look at how the land has changed
over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those
changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat
are recommended. All ages are welcome, although children 5 and
younger may find this hike challenging.
Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or
call 453-6800.

Brooker to host photography program
TARPON SPRINGS A two-hour photography program will be
presented Saturday, April 28, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Pre-
serve, 3940 Keystone Road.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras and join local
photographers Karl and Kathleen Nichter as they explain photogra-
phy basics. Participants will then walk along the Brooker Creek
boardwalks to practice taking nature photographs. This free two-
hour program is for beginners and is best suited for adults and
children 12 or older.
Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.

Fort De Soto to offer guided walks
TIERRA VERDE Free, guided nature walks will be offered on the
following days from 10 to 11 a.m., at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinel-
las Bayway S.
Sunday, April 15 A guided walk on the arrowhead trail is
planned.
Saturday, April 21 A guided walk on the beach trail is
planned.
Sunday, April 22 A guided walk on the campground trail is
planned.
Saturday, April 28 A guided walk on the beach trail is
planned.
Sunday, April 29 A guided walk on the campground trail is
planned
Guests will enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a one-hour
nature walk great for the entire family.
To register and for tour information and meeting locations, call
552-1862. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/park.


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Leader, April 12, 2012


Drill carefully,


but keep drilling

My son Patrick just spent nine days with me here in the United
Arab Emirates. He arrived with a decent understanding of the place
but he was surprised by the big cities Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
He had expected them to be more like Miami or Tampa or Orlan-
do, real cities despite the theme parks and gated communities. But
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are more like glitzy construction sites. You
can see construction cranes no
matter where you cast your '
eyes.
The oil-and-gas countries of Tom
the Middle East are under con- O'hara
struction. The UAE is sitting on -
8 percent of the world's oil and
it will last for roughly 100 years.
It has one of the highest per capital incomes in the world. Money is
gushing out of the ground.
I'm happy for all folks here in the UAE and their friends in Saudi
Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.
But I also was happy to read in the New York Times the other day
that the United States is drilling and cracking its way to energy in-
dependence. We're drilling more and driving less. We're buying lots
of new cars that travel farther on a gallon of gas and we're yanking
oil and gas out of wells that had once been deemed dry.
I know you're paying $4 per gallon for gas, but if it frees your kids
from dependence on the Middle East or any other volatile region in
the world, pay with a smile.
After almost two years of editing stories about this region, I'm
more convinced than ever that the United States would make more
friends over here if it sent fewer soldiers and more celebrities to
charm the people here. Our movies, rap music and fast food seem
to have more influence than our jets and drones.
The passions and politics over here are complex. We can't plant
democracy in much of this soil despite our good intentions. We
can't assure the aspirations of all the Arab women who chaff under
the strictures of their culture. We can't match the good will that the
Muslim Brotherhood's charity work has generated among poor
Muslims in the region.
We have tried because we believe in our way of life. But we've also
wanted to make sure there's gas in those Exxon station pumps
down the street. We've needed foreign oil to maintain our lifestyle
for decades now and that's required us to crawl into bed with some
questionable characters.
Our diplomats could accomplish far more good here if they did
not have to be obsessed with keeping the Strait of Hormuz open.
We could make more principled decisions if we didn't have to go
plead with the Saudi royal family to pump more oil to offset supply
lost when Libya erupts into civil war or Iran struggles under sanc-
tions.
I applaud the people in the State Department. They have made
us lots of important friends in this part of the world, but we've paid
a moral price from time to time.
It would be great if our kids did not have to play the unsavory
games you need to play over here to keep the oil and gas flowing.
Drill carefully, USA, but keep drilling. And keep buying all those
high-mileage new cars.
A former managing editor of The Palm Beach Post, Tom O'Hara is a
senior editor with The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi and a Mid-
dle East columnist for Florida Voices.
Florida Voices

LETTERS
'Live and let live'
Re: "On the enmity toward Tebow," Lloyd Brown's column, April 5
Editor:
Lloyd Brown's column defending Tim Tebow from supposed "critics"
wasn't really about Tim Tebow at all. People of all religions or no reli-
gion admire and cheer for excellence in sports. The column was just
an excuse to vilify a whole boatload of people Mr. Brown seems to hate.
He lashed out viciously, and without any reasoning, at doctors, moth-
ers who chose abortion (apparently for any reason), atheists, people
who believe the Constitution includes the First Amendment (which, by
the way, is not a "myth," Mr. Brown), Whitney Houston, and finally,
"progress" and the entire 21st century! It has always puzzled me how
people who proclaim that they are religious, are lovers and followers of
Jesus have such a hard time remembering his teachings of love and
acceptance for all. To those like Mr. Brown who seem to want to ex-
clude those who believe differently, I ask: do you want to turn this
country into a theocracy? I suggest they look around the world and ex-
amine the theocracies that already exist. Remember that the ruling
clergy just might not turn out to be from your own religious persua-
sion. Then maybe "live and let live" and "love thy neighbor" ain't such a
bad idea after all, eh?
Stephen D. Howard, M.D.
Belleair

A real hero
Re: "On enmity toward Tebow," Lloyd Brown's column, April 5
Editor:
I hope you speak for many. In a country where the majority, it is
said, believe in God, the enmity toward Tim Tebow is not understand-
able. We are told we will be persecuted for our beliefs but surely not in
America? Worldwide the persecution goes on daily. Thank God for a
real hero if only in times past.
Dolores Thompson
Seminole

The beauty of the Biltmore
Re: "Save the Biltmore? Why," Steve Schell, March 15.
Editor:
Steve Schell has obviously never been to the Belleview Biltmore
Hotel. When it opens, again he should be sure to come!
The White Queen of the Gulf has been my next-door neighbor for 50
years. Built with yellow pine, the bones of the building are very strong.
To restore the building and update the rooms is something that can be
done. It will be an historic building with modern day conveniences that
will attract business. My town, county, and state will all benefit from
the taxes it generates.
People cannot come in to see the hotel today because its 25 acres
are surrounded by construction fencing. And, it is in the middle of an
RPD. For today, the only nonresidents allowed on the property are vis-
iting the residents that live there or going to the country club.
Be sure to come when the preservation is finished and enjoy fine
dining, historical restoration, and the beauty of the interior and exteri-
or of the building.
Lou White
Belleair

Thanks to Gov. Scott for veto
Editor:
Please take a minute to thank Gov. Rick Scott for his veto of House
Bill 865, the so-called tax swap bill to be used for light rail in Pinellas


County. This would have provided rail service between St. Petersburg
and Clearwater. The veto will save taxpayers money for a project with
little or no chance for success.
Gov. Rick Scott's email address is: rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com.
Don't forget the dot between "rick" and "scott."
In addition, thanks should go to Barbara Haselden, organizer of the
South Pinellas 912 Patriots, and her group, for organizing the "No Tax
For Tracks" effort and encouraging our residents to write or email Gov-
ernor Scott and ask that he veto HB865.
For more information, go to www.railtaxfacts.com.
Chuck Graham
Pinellas Park


About the cartoonist
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aters News Service. He has won 2 National Cartoonists Society
awards for best editorial cartoonist.

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Viewpoints 1 5A


Promises of self-improvement books


A friend recently steered me to a new (to
me) self-improvement author, whose writ-
ings I'll explore to see if they can kick-start
me toward greatness, a realm that has al-
ways eluded me. The writer is Esther Hicks.
With her late husband Jerry, she has pro-
duced several best-selling books based on
the idea that a person's fate is mostly deter-
mined by his/her thinking. That's not a rev-
olutionary idea, but who cares, if it works?
Possibly the oldest and best-known advice
book is the Holy Bible. Along with fables,
war stories, genealogy ("Ahab begat
Ephraim, who begat Clarence" etc.), soap
operas and Mideast history, the Bible con-
tains yards of instructions on how to stay
out of trouble and find happiness. As a
youth of 10 or so, I spent many an hour
studying Proverbs. It imbued me with the
wisdom of not becoming a lazy bum ("Go the
ant, thou sluggard, and be wise") and of
avoiding "strange" women, i.e., vamps,
hookers, and females who smoked. I've sort
of followed that counsel most of my life, with
mixed results.
For several years I read the literature of
the Unity Church, and liked it. Its basis is
Christianity, the inclusive, accepting variety
that welcomes all comers and their wide-
ranging beliefs. It's part of the New Thought
movement, which emphasizes positive
thinking in all areas of life, not just religion.
Unity is the opposite of the belief systems
that claim to have the absolute last word on
what is right or wrong. Of course, such
open-mindedness will earn the distrust of
the thou-shalt not denominations whose be-
liefs are carved in unyielding stone.
My next and final foray into the forests of
personal uplift was A Course in Miracles
(ACIM), a New Age program purporting to
contain the thoughts of Jesus Christ as
channeled through a woman named Helen
Schucman. I found the Course's basic prem-
ise preposterous, but the writing which


Driver's Seat
Bob Driver


I'm embarrassed to tell
you how many writing
instruction books are
sitting on my
shelves. Some are dog-
eared with use; others I've
barely opened.

emphasizes the power of forgiveness is
beautiful. Two million copies of ACIM have
been printed in 16 languages. In the 1980s
several groups of ACIM adherents could be
found in Pinellas County, but I have no
knowledge that they still meet. Is there a
self-improvement gene in most people? Are
we programmed to try to make ourselves
better, wiser, more skillful and loving? I find
myself asking such questions as I witness
the never-ending stream of self-help books,
workshops and TV programs devoted to
transforming you and me into better ver-
sions of ourselves. I'm sure these efforts are
helpful to a percentage of people who enroll,
but I think that most people are not easily
changed by being exposed to the teachings
of Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and other self-
help gurus. By the time we reach age 15 or
so, our characters and personalities have
jelled into the fundamental form they'll pos-
sess for years to come. Most change is slow,
and often painful. It comes with the passage
of time, rather than with self-resolve or the


A letter to my bank


As corporate entity granted
personhood by the U.S. govern-
ment, I believe I can direct this
letter to you personally, in the
perhaps futile hope that you will
hear my complaints and care.
For my own pride as a human
being and an American citizen -
neither of which you are I
chose to not dwell on the reality
that as a single customer with
few assets, I carry little chance of
swaying your policies or deci-
sions. Nor will I linger on the
ironic fact that, given recent judi-
cial decisions, I also carry less fi-
nancial sway in the political
sector than you could potentially
wield.
To start, you should know that
I did not choose you as my bank.
I had been very pleased with the
service I received at my former
bank and was disheartened to
hear that the company I had
grown to appreciate was to be
consumed by another entity.
However, despite my misgivings
and confronted with the incon-
venience of switching banks, I


Ironic
Pentameter
- Juliana A. Torres
b


decided to give you a chance. I
figured that you might offer some
advantages, if for no other reason
than the fact that my former
bank fell apart in the end, while
you did not.
However, after about two years
of ups and downs, I have come to
the conclusion that you don't
care about me very much. I
sense that you don't like me, and
would rather be rid of me. Admit-
tedly, I don't offer you much
other than the relatively small
amount of funds that flow
through my various accounts
each month and some credit
card interest payments (though
the disparity between the 20 per-
cent interest you demand and
the .01 percent you offer for my
savings should be criminal).
But I am still a person, bank.


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reading of books.
For me, the exception to that dictum
came one day in 1966 when I ran across
'The Common Sense of Drinking," published
in 1931 by a New Englander named Richard
Peabody. The book, which describes alco-
holism and alcoholics, greatly influenced the
founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. It also
spoke large truths to me, and caused an im-
mediate and radical shift in my behavior,
one that continues to this day.
Along with self-improvement and spiritual
uplift, few other human endeavors has in-
spired more instruction books than writing.
Civil engineering and brain surgery are just
as important as writing, but when is the last
time you heard of a best-seller telling the
buyer how to design a bridge or treat a rusty
medulla oblongata? Each year the maga-
zines and publishing houses crank out mil-
lions of instructional words devoted to better
writing and (it is hoped) getting the finished
products printed and sold. Do these "how to
write" advisories achieve the desired end re-
sult? I'm sure they do, for a small fraction of
actual or wannabe writers.
I'm embarrassed to tell you how many
writing instruction books are sitting on my
shelves. Some are dog-eared with use; oth-
ers I've barely opened. I don't know if any of
them have improved my writing. The books
I've really needed are the ones that tell a
writer how to persist and hang on. Or how
to overcome laziness. I have begun to write
at least 40 novels, some of them achieving
word counts of 40,000 or more before I final-
ly ran out of the sustained drive needed to
fight my way to "The End." These grand
projects all faded away. Is that tragic? Not at
all. A wise man (or woman) once said, "Ev-
eryone has a book buried deep within him."
And that's probably where it should stay.
Bob Driver is a former columnist and edito-
rial page editor for the Clearwnvater Sun. Send
Driver an email at tralee7l @comcast.net.


- I'm leaving you


You can't spring new fees on me
and expect me not to notice. You
shouldn't limit the amount of
times I can move money around
or discriminate against me be-
cause I have less of it in my ac-
counts. Why should I pay you
more to do nothing different than
I have been doing for years? Your
lack of common-sense customer
care and blatant displeasure for
small-bit customers like me is
demoralizing, and I don't intend
to put up with it any longer.
I'm tired of making angry
phone calls to your poor cus-
tomer service representatives,
who can only repeat policies that
neither they nor I have any
chance of changing. I may miss
the ability to call those reps at
any hour of the day. However, I
will not miss their lack of solu-
tions to my concerns or their in-
ability to help me fix mistakes,
some of them are admittedly my
own.
I want a banker who's human,
Bank. I want to talk to someone
who has the power to make sim-


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ple changes to my account. I
want a banking experience where
I feel valued as a customer.
So this is to let you know that
I'm leaving you. Don't try to call,
unless you can offer a truly free
checking account without all the
usual stipulations and caveats
you like to impose. I can't move
out quite yet (apparently pending
transactions in between my
checking and savings accounts
bar me from closing my ac-
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negate them). But I hope to be
with someone new really soon. I
am confident that a small but
eager credit union will be happy
to take on my assets.
You and I are over. I don't
think there is any chance you
will hear me and understand,
feel empathy to my plea and re-
spond. You're just not that great
of a person, no matter what U.S.
Supreme Court justices have to
say about it.
Your soon-to-be former cus-
tomer,
Juliana A. Torres


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Leader, April 12, 2012


nd there


Pioneers celebrate
county's 100th birthday
LARGO The Pinellas Pioneers'
49th annual picnic will be held to
help celebrate Pinellas County's
100th birthday Saturday, April
14, starting at 10 a.m. at Shelter
No. 3 in Eagle Lake Park, 1800
Keene Road.
"On January 1, 1912, Pinellas
County seceded from Hillsbor-
ough County and formed its own
separate county and govern-
ment," a Pioneers news release
said.
In preparation for the golden
anniversary the Pinellas Histori-
cal Commission was formed in
1961 with Ralph Reed serving as
the county's first historian.
Jay B. Starkey founded the
Pinellas Pioneers Association in
1963 and all the people who had
been Pinellas residents in 1912
or before were designated Gold
Star Members. The last of the
Gold Star Members, Robert Mc-
Mullen, died about two years ago,
but relatives and friends are car-
rying on the "Pioneering" tradi-
tion
"As time passed, membership
requirements have been greatly
relaxed and now, anyone inter-
ested in learning about and pre-
serving the history of Pinellas
County is encouraged to join in
on the fun and socializing, with
the only current requirement
being that you bring your own
picnic basket of food, eating im-
plements and plates for you and
your family," the release said.
Because of the large number of
people expected, attendees are
asked to bring their own folding
chairs for their family.
"When you get there, you will
probably meet several of the 'in-
stitutions' for whom roads,


bridges, buildings, etc. are
named," the release said.
At least four of our Pinellas
County commissioners, Karen
Seel, Nancy Bostock, Neil Brick-
field and Norm Roche, will at-
tend. For additional information,
call Bob DeLack at 441-1338.

Grand opening for
market planned
LARGO The grand opening of
Largo's 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 vari-
ety 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 entertain-
ment, clowns, face painting, and
special cooking demonstrations
throughout the day.
The market will be open every
Saturday morning from April 14
through June 9. Largo's open-air
market is made possible by the
city and the Pinellas County
Health Department. For more in-
formation, or to fill out a vendor
application, visit LargoCommuni
tyCenter.com or call 518-3131.

Pinecrest Place
hosts jazz event
LARGO Pinecrest Place, a
senior living community, will hold
a jazz celebration event Thurs-
day, April 19, 2 to 4 p.m.
"If you enjoy the sound of Duke
Ellington's brass orchestra, the
jazz fusion of Miles Davis or the
classic tunes of Louis Armstrong,
our jazz celebration will take you


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on a toe-tapping journey through
this wonderful genre of American
music," said Karen McFarlin, ex-
ecutive director of Pinecrest
Place. "We look forward to this
fun and memorable special event
and for the opportunity to meet
and get to know some new
friends."
Guests are encouraged to bring
a friend or two. Attendees will be
eligible to take community tours
and win a door prize.
Throughout 2012 Pinecrest
Place will host "Music of Our
Times," a series of bi-monthly
events, each one celebrating a
different genre of music.
Pinecrest Place is located at
1150 Eighth Ave. SW.
For more information about
the event, call Pinecrest Place at
581-8142.

Pinellas Genealogy
Society to meet
LARGO The Pinellas Genealo-
gy Society will meet Saturday,
April 21, 11 a.m., at the Largo
Public Library, 120 Central Park
Drive.
The featured speaker will be
Lynne Browne. Browne's free
presentation, "History's Myster-
ies: The Genealogy of a Town,"
will begin at 11 a.m. in the Jenk-
ins room. Browne was the former
vice mayor of Gulfport (2001-02)
and a councilmember from 1998
through 2002. She also is the
founding chair of the Gulfport
Historic Preservation Committee,
and currently a board member of
the Gulfport Historical Society,
Gulfport Arts Center and Friends
of the Gulfport Library.
Browne has authored many
historical articles and a book
about Gulfport called "Gulfport: A
Definitive History."


For information about the
Pinellas Genealogy Society, call
698-5957.

Library to host
landscaping program
TARPON SPRINGS In cele-
bration of Earth Day, a program
on low-cost landscaping will be
presented Thursday, April 19,
1:30 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs
Library, 138 E. Lemon St.
Pinellas County Extension
Master Gardner Mary Sanders
will facilitate. Participants will
learn low-cost landscaping tips
and recommendations. Land-
scaping questions also are wel-
come.
This program is free and open
to the public. Call 943-4922 or
email tslibrary@pplc.us.

LarGoing Green
Expo set
LARGO In celebration of
Earth Day, the city of Largo will
host the LarGoing Green Expo
Saturday, April 21, noon to 6
p.m., at the Largo Cultural Cen-
ter, 105 Central Park Drive.
The public is invited to attend
this free event featuring educa-
tional environmental displays,
healthy food and green living so-
lutions.


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The LarGoing Green Expo is
part of the fifth annual Trashy
Fashion Show, organized by the
city of Largo's Recycling Division.
Trashy Fashion Show will imme-
diately follow the Expo at 6 p.m.
For information, visit Largo
Recycles.com.

SPOT hosts
neuter-a-thon
PINELLAS PARK SPOT is cel-
ebrating its third anniversary
with a male cat neuter-a-thon for
the month of April.
All male cat surgeries are only
$25 each. The first 100 to sign up
will receive a free dose of Front-
line flea prevention, too.
To book an appointment, call
SPOT at 329-8657 or visit www.
SPOTusa.org.

Blood center
needs donors
Florida Blood Services urge
people to donate blood. For spe-
cific blood drive locations and
times, visit www.fbsblood
.org or call 800-68-BLOOD
(25633.) As an extra incentive,
donors can take home a gift for
their donation. The following is a
list of some of the locations, times
and gifts set for April:
Monday, April 16 Grillsmith
locations, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Re-
ceive a $10 Grillsmith gift card
and T-shirt.
Saturday, April 21 Lowe's
locations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Re-
ceive a voucher for an upcoming
Rays baseball game.


Monday, April 23 Boston
Market locations, 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. All donors receive a coupon
from Boston Market for a free in-
dividual meal with two sides, and
they also get a T-shirt.
Saturday, April 28 Best Buy
locations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All
donors will receive a coupon for a
$5 gift card with a purchase of
$50, a $10 gift card with a pur-
chase of $100, or a $25 gift card
with a purchase of $250, and
they also get a T-shirt.
Generally healthy people age
16 or older who weigh at least
110 pounds can be blood donors.
Identification is required prior to
donation.

SPCREA to meet
ST. PETERSBURG The South
Pinellas Retired Teachers Associ-
ation will meet Thursday, May
10, 11 a.m., at the Piccadilly
Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. S.
Meetings are open to all who
have worked in the field of educa-
tion whether in Florida or else-
where, including teachers,
support personnel and adminis-
trators.
The event will include an activ-
ity planned by the hospitality
committee. At the May 10 meet-
ing, attendees will learn about
the Coast Guard station in St. Pe-
tersburg. SPCREA meets second
Thursday from October through
May. SPCREA often plans field
trips of interest to the group.
For information, call Joyce
Walters at 526-5065 or email
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Leader, April 12, 2012


Belleair celebrates annual Springfest and Arbor Day


By BRIAN GOFF

BELLEAIR Just minutes after the annual
Springfest/Arbor Day celebration got under way
April 7, Belleair officials say there were more than
450 people already on the grounds and many more
were expected. In fact parking was at a premium
around the Dimmitt Community Center and Town
Hall.
Parks and Recreation Director Eric Wahlback
said combining the two events has made them both
much more successful than they were alone.
"Arbor Day activities normally did not attract a
big crowd," he said. "Springfest, because of the
Easter egg hunt, drew more people but we decided
to put them together and this is the result."
On one side of the field outside the community
center were trees and plants to signify the Arbor
Day portion of the celebration. More than 50 trees
were given away and Belleair Garden Club members
were on hand to answer question and to help teach
people how to properly pot plants.
On the other side were young children participat-
ing in the Easter egg hunt, the egg races and the
egg toss all part of Springfest.
In the middle there was, what might turn out to
be the most popular attraction of all, the new
Touch-a-Truck exhibits. There were tractors, a mail
truck, a fire truck, a police car and many other vehi-
cles and pieces of machinery. The children were
urged to get in or on them and have fun.
The smile on 2-year-old Wesley Wood's face was
enough to convince onlookers that Touch-a-Truck
was successful. Wesley was smiling because he was
pretend-driving a tractor. Eleven year old Hunter


Renault of Largo thought it was pretty cool to be
able to put on a police officer's hat and stand beside
a cruiser.
"Oh yeah, this is the best part of it all," he said.
Arbor Day celebrations have been going on in Bel-
leair for 21 years. Wahlback says it is important if
Belleair is to maintain its status as a 'Tree City
USA." More than 3,400 communities in the U.S. are
designated Tree Cities. It signifies that the commu-
nity is interested in having and maintaining a
healthy tree population.
'Wouldn't you rather live in a community where
trees are prevalent?" asked Wahlback.
Belleair exceeds the Tree City minimum for
money spent on trees. Wahlback says to meet Tree
City standards a community must spend at least $2
per resident per year on trees. Belleair spends $15
per resident.
Arbor Day was exciting for Belleair Beach resident
Clay Holland, who is a 4-H member and is a Master
Gardener with that organization. He has his own
garden in his backyard and also tends to a commu-
nity garden plot twice a week. He and his mom, Kay
Kay, were heading home with two free trees they re-
ceived from the town along with several potted
plants.
'We're having a blast," he said.
Springfest, the annual celebration around Easter,
has been going on in Belleair far longer than most
can remember. For at least one new resident it is a
joy.
'We just moved here," said Heather Myers, who
was there with her son, Nick. 'This is our first time
at this event and it is wonderful, most definitely, it
is a great day for it."


Hunter Renault, 11, of Largo poses in police garb next to a Belleair police cruiser.


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Calendar of events
Telephone Pioneers Clearwater Life Member Club, meets third
Friday, 11 a.m., at different locations, except for June, July, Au-
gust and September. Call Eleanor Brasted at 725-4118.
Toastmasters:
Donoghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club meets weekly from 7 to
8:30 p.m. at the Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd.
Call Marie at 455-7539.
Pinellas County, for times and locations, call Pat D. at 224-
9771.
Realtalkers' meets Fridays, 9:30 a.m., at the Pinellas Realtor Or-
ganization Building, 4790 Ulmerton Road. Call Donna Moore at
831-3416.
Seminole/SPC Club 5899 meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at
the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole.
Guests welcome. Call Cathy at 578-0109 or visit seminolespc.free-
toasthost.com.
Speak Easy Club 4698 meets Mondays, 6:15 p.m., at the King
Buffet Restaurant, 7610 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. Call 536-3392 or
e-mail james.e.martinl@juno.com.
Suncoast Caring Community Toastmasters meets Thursdays,
5:45 p.m., at the Suncoast Hospice Garden House, 5771 Roosevelt
Blvd. Call Kelly Siegel at 410-4322.
Tampa Bay Women Speakers meets first and third Mondays,
6:30 to 8 p.m., at Countryside Mall, Bright House Demo Center,
second floor, next to Sears. Email tampabaywomenspeakers@
yahoo.conm.
Tarpon Springs meets second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30
p.m., at North Lake Family Church, 300 N. Highland Ave., Tarpon
Springs. Visit tampabaywomen.freetoasthost.org.
Temple Talkers Club 7295 meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Uni-
tarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Visit tem-
pletalkers.freetoasthost.org.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly):
Clearwater 0296, meets Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m., at Union
Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., in the Fellowship Hall. Call 461-
7101.
Largo 287, meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Highland Presbyterian
Church, 1885 S. Highland, Largo. Call Carol Wegener at 581-0250.
Largo 726, meets Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., at St. Dunstans Angli-
can Church, 403 First Ave. SW, Largo. Call 581-1435.
Travel is Fun Senior Travel Club, meets fourth Wednesdays,
9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.
Meetings include complimentary continental breakfast, photo trivia,
raffles and contests. Call 391 0500, ext. 1211.
Treasure Island Action Club, meets second Wednesdays, 1:30
p.m., at the T.I. Community Center, One Park Place, and offers
membership to senior citizens who live in Treasure Island at least
three months annually. No meetings June, July and August. Call
547-4575.
Treasure Islettes, meets fourth Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Treasure
Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave. Bingo is offered Thursdays, 6:45
p.m., at City Hall. Call Beverly Russian at 363-3165.
Trinity Christian Community Center and Club is open Monday
through Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m., at 1590 Seminole Blvd., Largo. The


center offers fun, new friends and live music, after-school youth and
community classes, art gallery and family evening entertainment.
Call 858-4177 or visit www.trinity.7p.com.
USEM-CA, a forum for unincorporated county residents, meets
last Thursdays, except June, July, August, November and Decem-
ber, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N.
Call Betty at 393-0187 or Art at 595-6834.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mary Custis Lee Chapter
1451, meets fourth Saturdays, September through June, 10 a.m.,
at the UDC Memorial Building, 3158 Gulf to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater.
Call Dorris at 585-5813.
University of Massachusetts Tampa Bay Alumni Club, meets
fourth Thursdays (except November and December when the group
meets third Thursdays), 6:30 p.m., at various local restaurants. Call
538-3519.
Upper Pinellas African Violet Society, meets monthly first Mon-
day of the month, 7 p.m., Palms of Largo, Cypress Palms. For infor-
mation e-mail shelgl@yahoo.com.
Upper Pinellas Singles, a nondenominational group for active
seniors 50 and older, meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Lour-
des Church, 750 San Salvadore Drive. Dinner is served, followed by
entertainment or a speaker. Call Leslie at 725-7453.
U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Association, Tampa Bay Chapter,
meets first Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Coast Guard Air Station, at St.
Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Clearwater. Call 631-
5161.
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps,
Suncoast Squadron, for ages 11 to 17, meets third weekends, 7:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Navy Operational Support Center, 15300


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Fairchild Drive, Clearwater, and at the USCG Clearwater Air Sta-
tion.
USA DANCE has dances fourth Mondays, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at the
Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a
dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions and snacks.
Beverages are available for purchase. On the event that the fourth
Monday falls on a holiday, the monthly dance may be rescheduled
to the second or third Monday. Call 345-5884.
Westside Church of the Nazarene will feature camp meeting
services on Sundays, 6 p.m., at 13650 Walsingham Road in Largo.
The meeting will include preaching, music and refreshments follow-
ing the service. Call 595-6338.
West Bay Community Verse-by-Verse Bible Teaching, meets
Sunday, 11 a.m., at The Hampton Inn, 100 East Bay Drive, Largo.
Verse-by-verse Bible study, coffee and communion. Call 595-3991.
West Coast Swing Club of Tampa Bay dances Sundays, 6 p.m., at
Gunslinger's Saloon, 3885 East Bay Drive, Suite 100, Largo. Free
dance lesson at 6 p.m., intermediate lesson at 6:30 and open dancing


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Kevin Timothy KELLEY
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on April 14
at Seminole Lake Park for Kevin Timothy Kelley who
entered into Heaven on Nov. 2, 2011. Kevin was bom
April 19, 1968, in St. Petersburg, Fla., a son of Terrance
and Rosemarie O'Donnell Kelley. He was born and
raised in Pinellas Park, Fla. but had made his residence
in Youngstown, Ohio since 1997. He was self-employed
as a flooring contractor and was a member of Western Reserve United
Methodist Church. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed camping, fishing
and golfing but his love for cars outweighed them all. He was a Ford man,
who owned and enjoyed numerous Mustangs through the years. His love
for sports focused on Florida teams. He was a fan of the Gators,
Buccaneers, and Rays. He will be forever cherished by his wife, Patty
Kelley, whom he married Aug. 7, 1999. He will also be sadly missed by
his two daughters, Brittany Marie and Samantha Renee, both of Boardman
Ohio; a grandson, Jayden, also of Boardman; his mother, Rosemarie
Kelley Ferguson; two brothers, Michael Kelley and Patrick Kelley, all of
Pinellas Park. His memory will live on through a host of other family
members both near and far. He was preceded in death by his father,
Terrance Kelley and his stepfather, Thomas Ferguson. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to Hospice House, Boardman, in Kevin's memory.


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at 7:30. Beginner and intermediate two-step lessons are offered Tues-
days, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., followed by open couples dancing at 8:30
p.m. Music by Bobby Caudill. No cover. Call 804-6612.
West Virginia State Society, meets first Mondays, 11:30 a.m., at
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N, St. Petersburg. Call "Buddy"
Roush at 544-6543.
Widowed Social Club of St. Petersburg, meets last Wednesdays,
12:30 p.m., at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N. At-
tendees should bring a $2 donation, a covered dish for six-to-eight
people and a place setting. Call Joe at 397-0920 or Fran at 896-
9207.
World Circle Language Club, meets second Saturdays, 11:30
a.m., at Cove Cay Country Clubhouse, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clear-
water. Call 787-3344.
YogaWorks of Pinellas offers beginning and continuing yoga on
Wednesday and Fridays, 10 a.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays,
6:30 p.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian
Rocks Beach. Call 596-9226 or email yoga4fr@tampabay.rr.com.
ZONTA Club of Upper Pinellas, meets last Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Call 733-3405.
Actors Networking Group meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at
1653 Monterey Drive, Clearwater. Reservations required. Call 581-
1677.
AARP
55 Alive Mature Driving Classes, for drivers over 50, are taught
by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Graduates may be
eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years.
Cost is $10. Call 888-227-7669.
American Legion Post 7 plays bingo on Thursdays at noon. Cef
Alteri serves dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Satur-
days, 5 to 8 p.m., at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Music for dancing
is offered Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. Call 447-9204.
American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira
Beach, hosts a fish and fry on Fridays. Call 391-3670.
American Legion Post 119 hosts dances featuring music from
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American Legion Post 104 serves dinner Fridays, 5 to 7:30
p.m., at the post, 7550 60th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 544-5137.
Ballroom Dances and Instruction, meets Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m.,
at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th
Ave.; and Thursdays, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., at City Hall Auditorium,
120 108th Ave. Cost is $5 a session. Call John Tebo at 410-0251.
Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Clearwater chapter, meets
fourth Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew
St., Clearwater. Email vicepresident@bamcentral.org.
Bay Area Macintosh User Group, meets second Wednesdays,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive,
Largo. Email president@bamcentral.org.
Bay Bouquet Garden Club, meets the third Wednesday Septem-
ber to May, 9:30 a.m., at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call
736-5593.
Begin With Me AFG, meets Sundays, 7:30 p.m., followed by a
regular meeting at 8 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Palms,
2250 Nebraska Ave., Second Floor, Room 10, Palm Harbor. Call
548-6811.
British Floridian Club, meets the first Saturday of the month at
VFW Post 10174, 10997 72nd Ave., Seminole. All people of British
heritage are invited. Call Vera at 394-2767 or Dorinda at 578-5471
for details.
Bay Area Button Society, meets the fourth Saturday of each
month at 1 p.m. at the Safety Harbor library meeting room, 101
Second St. N. The society meets the fourth Monday of each month
at 9 a.m. at the Pinellas Park Library meeting room, 7750 52nd St.
Call 581-7068.
Central Pinellas Republican Club, meets second Thursdays,
11:30 a.m., at Super Buffet, Seminole Mall (Park Boulevard and
113th Street). Luncheon meeting features speakers and timely polit-
ical topics. Call Karen Donovan at 687-1318.
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperac-
tivity Disorder, meets first Tuesdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m., at Bay Pines
VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Building 20, in the med-
ical auditorium. Visit www.chaddonline.org/chapters/chadd601
.html.
The Clearwater GFWC Community Woman's Club, meets third
Tuesday, September to May, 10 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library,
100 N. Osceola St. Call 394-2229.
Church of the Isles Golf Group, meets Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m., at
the Pinecrest Golf Course, 1200 Eighth Ave. SW. Call 595-1038.
Clearwater Civitan Club, meets first and third Tuesdays, 6:30
p.m., at the Heritage United Methodist Church, Adult Education
Building, Room B-12, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. Call 584-
0461.
Daughters of Italy Lodge #2825, meets last Thursday of each
month, 6 p.m., at the Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher
Road, Dunedin. Open to Italian and non-Italian women 18 years
and older. Call Vincenza DiLiberti at 447-6890, 455-1521 or visit
www.daughtersofitaly. com.


Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas, meets fourth
Monday, 11:30 a.m., at Golden Corral Buffet in Largo, 10050 Ul-
merton Road. Call Mary Freeman at 581-4630 for more information.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11, hosts a pancake
breakfast first Saturdays, 8 to 11 a.m., at 219 South Betty Lane,
Clearwater, for $3 ($1.50 children 8 and younger). Call 631-0185.
Dunedin Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin, meets second
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for lunch, a speaker and cards.
For location, call Sylvia at 736-3253.
The Dunedin-Palm Harbor VFW Post 2550 hosts a fish/shrimp
fry every Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 360 Douglas Ave. The post
sponsors bingo Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Bingo starts at noon. Lunch is available. Call 733-6107.
The Dunedin Youth Guild meets the third Tuesday of the
month, 6 p.m. for dinner, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1620 Pine-
hurst Road. Call 734-0394.
Florida West Coast Woodturners, meets first Thursdays, 7 p.m.,
in the meeting hall across from St. Paul's United Methodist Church,
1520 Rosery Road E., Largo. Visit www.FWCWT.org.
Florida Writers Association, meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., at
the West Community Branch Library, 6700 Eighth Ave. N., St. Pe-
tersburg. Call 321-6783.
Forgotten Korean Vets, meets second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at
the American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call 397-
8801.
Genealogy Assistance is available on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., at
Dunedin Library, Room 4, 223 Douglas Ave. Call Mary at 733-5383.
German-American Society, meets for a German dance on Satur-
days, 7:30 p.m., at 8098 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. Doors open at 7.
Call 596-7581.
GFWC
Seminole Junior Woman's Club meets fourth Thursdays, 6:30
p.m., at Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. Call 398-
0558.
Pinellas Seminole Woman's Club meets fourth Thursdays, 11:30
a.m., in Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty
Lane. No meetings from June through August. Call Maggie at 329-
8003.
Clearwater Community Woman's Club meets third Tuesdays,
9:30 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Call
394-2229.
Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society,
meets Mondays, 6:45 p.m., at The Largo Community Center, 440
Alternate Keene Road, Largo. No previous training necessary. Call
Don at 786-1739.
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MORE THAN

AN ART-

A WAY OF BEING


"Truly nourishes and
lifts the spirit..."
Stephen L. Norris, co-founder of The Carlyle Group


"It is really out of this world!
If I had to describe it, the words might be 'divine,'
'reborn,' and 'hope.'"
Christine Walevska, master cellist


SHEN YUN PERFORMERS are selected
from among the top classical artists in
the world. Every year, they come from all
corners of the globe to an idyllic campus
in upstate New York. This is where their
mastery of their craft takes shape into a
new production. And this is where a most
magical revival of true Chinese culture be-
gins...
The people of China have long held
that their magnificent culture was a gift
from the heavens. Art was primarily a
means to explore the connection between
humankind and the higher universe. Art-
ists cultivated virtue because they felt that
to create art worthy of the divine, there
must first be inner beauty and purity.


"So inspiring...
I may have found some ideas for the
next Avatar movie."
- Robert Stromberg, Academy Award-winning
production designer for Avatar


Shen Yun follows in these ancient
traditions.
Shen Yun artists believe that just mas-
tering the surface of the art is not enough,
as it is the heart of the artist that the audi-
ence feels. So they take the wisdom and
values of traditional Chinese culture as
part of their lives. These inspire them to
nurture goodness in themselves on their
path to artistic perfection. That is the cul-
ture of Shen Yun.


"A beautiful show...
fantastic!"
-JoyBehar, Co-host ofABC's The View


NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE...


SHEN YUN-it's a grand production. Every year we start fresh. Every detail mat-
ters. Our goal? Not just another show. We take our craft beyond the boundaries of
performing arts as you know it.
A Shen Yun show is a fusion of classical arts with modern appeal. As one audi-
ence member put it, "It's like a fashion show, opera, concert, and dance perfor-
mance all rolled into one." Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. Our passion motivates us
to bring all these elements together into one extraordinary experience.
Classical Chinese dance lies at the heart of our performances. The dancers-


with what some have called "limitless bodies"-turn an intensely difficult art form
into something beautiful and effortless. China's 5,000 years of civilization provide
an endless source of inspiration. The choreographers work closely with the com-
posers to recreate ancient stories and legends, or convey an aspect of the culture,
through short pieces that last no more than a few minutes. Our graphic artists,
meanwhile, use advanced digital technology to produce stunning animated back-
drops that correspond precisely to each dance.
After seeing the show, one audience member marveled, "This production... is
nothing short of a miracle."


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"It's a new realm of dance-
it's not just pretty, it's serious pretty. There's
a lot of depth to it, and a lot of meaning."
Vanessa Harwood, former Principal Dancer
of National Ballet of Canada


A VAST DANCE SYSTEM


TEMPERED OVER


THOUSAND

C CLASSICAL CHINESE DANCE is one way in
which 5,000 years of Chinese culture have been
passed down and retained. It is a dance form
built on profound traditional aesthetics. In its early days,
it was conveyed primarily among the people, in the impe-
rial courts, and through ancient plays. Over thousands of
years, this art was continually organized and refined, with
it eventually developing into the vast, systematic, and dis-
tinctly Chinese dance form that we know today.
Classical Chinese dance has its own set of training
methods in basic skills and has strict training in both phys-


IN ADDITION TO the classical forms, Shen Yun features
the distinctive colors and styles of ethnic and folk dance.
Choreographers draw upon over 20 dynasties and 50 eth-
nic groups to create pieces whose settings range from the
northern steppes of Mongolia to the lush forests of Yun-
nan. Among the most impressive elements of any Shen


S OF YEARS

ical expression and specific postures. It also involves com-
binations of leaps, turns, flips, spins, and other aerial and
tumbling techniques. It is an extensive and independent
system of dance.
Within classical Chinese dance lie China's deep cul-
tural traditions, allowing its movements to be richly
expressive, such that the personalities and feelings of
characters can be portrayed with unparalleled clarity. It
is therefore capable of depicting scenes from any time
period, whether ancient or modern, Eastern or Western, in
a strikingly vivid way.


Yun performance are the large-scale ensemble pieces in
which dozens of dancers appear to move as one across
the stage.
Shen Yun has also created its very own brand of story-
based dance, which often deals with universal, thought-
provoking themes.


WHAT DOES

"SHEN YUN" MEAN?
CHINESE IS AN IMMENSELY rich language. Many
characters contain deep inner meanings and nu-
ances that are difficult to translate into English, such
as those in our very name: Shen Yun.
The character Shen ( $) is a general term for "di-
vine" or "divine being." Chinese cosmology, in fact,
is replete with hundreds of deities, Buddhas, and
Taoist immortals who play different roles and color
the canon of Chinese history with thousands of rich
stories.
This feeling of the divine plays into the second
character of our name: Yun (i). Its meaning is far
greater than what literal translation can capture.
"Yun" refers to the overall manner of a dancer, a
dancer's style, and the meaning behind his or her
movements.
So, when we put "Shen" and "Yun" together: it's
about the grace, compassion, and sublime beauty
of heavenly realms that are shown through the sub-
tlest expressions and gestures of our dancers. That
is the essence of the name "Shen Yun."


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Top five diversions

"The Rocky Horror Show," by Richard O'Brien, April 11
through May 13, presented at Demens Landing Park, located on the
comer of First Avenue North and Bayshore Boulevard Southeast in
downtown St. Petersburg. The 27th annual American Stage in the
Park presentation will be "The Rocky Horror Show," billed as the
"biggest and baddest rock 'n' roll musical ever." On the way to visit an
old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancee
Janet Weiss, run into tire trouble and seek help at the site of a light
down the road. It's coming from the Frankenstein place, where Dr.
Frank'n'Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments.
Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure
they'll never forget, with the scandalous Frank'n'Furter, rippling
Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Bursting at the seams with timeless
classics, including "Sweet Transvestite," "Damn it Janet" and the
pelvic-thrusting "Time Warp," O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show" is a
non-stop party. For performance times and ticket information, call
823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org.
Tampa Bay Blues Festival, Friday through Sunday, April 13-15,
at Vinoy Waterfront Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
On Friday and Saturday, gates will open at noon. On Sunday, gates
will open at 12:30 p.m. Single day tickets are $30. A three-day pass
is available for $75. Visit www.tampabaybluesfest.com. Since 1995,
the biggest names in blues music have traveled to the area to play
the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, annual event attracting blues enthusi-
asts from all over the world. Set on the shores of Tampa Bay at the
scenic Vinoy Park, attendees this year will be treated to a showcase of
American blues music, performed in a beautiful tropical setting. For
2012, festival headliners will include Los Lonely Boys, Tower of
Power, Jimmie Vaughan, Charles Bradley and Delbert McClinton.
Boasting a state-of-the-art sound system, this year's festival promises
to be one of the biggest events on the Tampa Bay music scene.
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 Hos-
pice Center. Mark Wills will be the headline artist. Wills is a national-
ly known recording artist with eight Top 10 country music hits in his
career, including "19 Something," Wish You Were Here" and "Don't
Laugh at Me." Wills won the Academy of Country Music's award for
Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. Also performing will be Suite Caro-
line, a 14-year-old storyteller with three CDs of her own. She has
local ties to the Largo area and has performed with such known mu-
sicians as Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benetar, Charlie Daniels
and the GoGo's. This is a rain-or-shine event. Attendees may bring a
blanket or lawn chair. Coolers and backpacks will not be permitted.
Island EarthDays, Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, at Honey-
moon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. Festival hours
will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is free with paid admission to the park. Park admission is
$8 a vehicle with an eight-person limit per vehicle. Call 738-2903 or
visit www.islandearthdays.com. The festival features live music and
entertainment on a big outdoor stage, bungee jumping and rock wall,
fine artists and quality crafts and the Sharkbite Challenge Kayak
Race, as well as activities for kids. There will be fresh seafood and
other concessions along with beverages including beer and wine, all
available for purchase from area vendors. Environmental compo-
nents of the event include make-and-take rain barrel workshops, en-
vironmental vendors, Osprey Village nature education area, guided
walks in wooded areas and on the beach and nature talks and pre-
sentations. Musical entertainment will include performances by
Celtic folk duo Juniper, steel drum troupe Panakolada, rock-and-
rollers Ron and the Classics, bagpiper Emmet Bondurant, coastal
music artist Mark Mann and the blues/Southern rock outfit Slick-
side.
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 Sun-
days 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.
Pepper's 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.


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The Mannish Boys


Blues on the bay

Los Lonely Boys, Jimmie Vaughan headline Tampa Bay Blues Festival


By LEE CLARK ZUMPE

The Tampa Bay Blues Festival heats up downtown St. Petersburg,
running Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, at Vinoy Waterfront
Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE.
Since 1995, the biggest names in blues music have traveled to the
area to play the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, annual event attracting
blues enthusiasts from all over the world. Set on the shores of Tampa
Bay at the scenic Vinoy Park, attendees this year will be treated to a
showcase of American blues music, performed in a beautiful tropical
setting.
For 2012, festival headliners will include Los Lonely Boys, Tower of
Power, Jimmie Vaughan, Charles Bradley and Delbert McClinton.
Boasting a state-of-the-art sound system, this year's festival promises
to be one of the biggest events on the Tampa Bay music scene.
Touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, "Hook, Line &
Sinker," Roomful of Blues will take the stage Friday, April 13, 6:30
p.m.
Since 1967, this horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning
band has earned five Grammy Award nominations with its deeply root-
ed blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and soul. The band also
has picked up plenty of accolades, including seven Blues Music
Awards.
The group was recently voted Blues Artist Of The Year at the 2011
Boston Music Awards and was inducted into the Rhode Island Music
Hall of Fame in February.
On their fourth studio album, Los Lonely Boys boldly expand and
enhance their trademark Texican rock 'n' roll sound. The band will
play Friday, April 13, 8:30 p.m.
Drawing from and fusing blues, classic and modem rock and soul
with their Latino heritage, Los Lonely Boys embrace snippets of hip-
hop, jazz and other musical genres to generate infectious grooves with
audacity, creativity and sophistication.
The Mannish Boys recently added more show-stopping musicians
to the already dynamic lineup which makes up this "one-band blues
festival," as the band's biography describes them.
Bringing together the best of today's young bloods with iconic blues
veterans, The Mannish Boys features a flexible, rotating cast of vigor-
ous musicians and entertainers that keep things interesting and fresh.
Based in Los Angeles, the band made its debut in 2004 with 'That
Represent Man" from Delta Groove Productions. Since then, The Man-
nish Boys have released "Live & In Demand" (2005), "Big Plans"
(2007), "Lowdown Feelin'" (2008) and "Shake for Me" (2010).
James "Mr. Superharp" Cotton joins this year's lineup, performing


with Darrell Nulisch Saturday, April 14.
This Grammy Award-winning harmonica master brings his band to
the festival in support of their latest CD, the Grammy-nominated
"Giant." Cotton also happens to be celebrating his 68th year as a pro-
fessional musician having started in the business at the tender age of
9. Cotton has recorded almost 30 solo albums, including two highly-
regarded releases for Alligator in the 1980s and the famed "Harp At-
tack!" with Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch in 1990.
In 2011, Cotton won three Living Blues awards: Male Blues Artist Of
The Year, Most Outstanding Musician Harmonica and Best Blues
Album for "Giant."
Tower of Power has been active in the soul, funk, R&B and blues
scene since 1968.
Best known for a funky soul sound and a powerful horn section,
Tower of Power has never stopped touring and recording. In 2008, the
band celebrated their 40th anniversary at a reunion show at the Fill-
more Auditorium in San Francisco.
Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Eu-
rope, playing to sold-out crowds. Recent releases include "Great Ameri-
can Soulbook," a collection of classic soul tunes, and the 40th
Anniversary Concert DVD.
Trampled Under Foot is a family affair: The band features siblings
Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen.
The Schnebelens can honestly boast a life-long connection with the
blues since. Growing up in Kansas City, Mo., they soaked up the
music of their parents, who were active in the thriving blues scene.
In 2008, the siblings struck out for Memphis, Tenn., taking part in
the International Blues Challenge. They walked away from the compe
tition with first place honors.
Since then, they have shared the stage with Koko Taylor and Kenny
Wayne Shepherd. Trampled Under Foot has enjoyed a series of head
lining tours and stand-out performances at blues festivals around the
world.
Following is the festival lineup:
Friday, April 13
The Alexis P. Suter Band, 12:30 p.m.
Johnny Rawls, 2:30 p.m.
Delta Groove Harp Blast featuring Mitch Kashmar, Al Blake, and
Big Pete; 4:30 p.m.
Roomful of Blues, 6:30 p.m.
Los Lonely Boys, 8:30 p.m.


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By LEE CLARK ZUMPE

BELLEAIR It's been nearly 50
years since Beatlemania gripped
the United States for the first
time, when four young lads from
Liverpool formed what would be-
come the best-selling band in his-
tory.
As part of the Sundays in Bel-
leair concert series, Beatlemania
Magic a highly acclaimed Beat-
les tribute band, will perform
Sunday, April 15, at the Dimmitt
Community Center, 918 Osceola
Road, Belleair.
Gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
The concert will run from 5:15 to
8:30 p.m.
Presented by the Belleair Parks
and Recreation Department, tick-
ets are $5 in advance or $10 at
the gate. Beatlemania Magic is
said to blow audiences away with
identical costumes, equipment
and spot-on harmonies, recreat-
ing the magic mood of the Beatles'
early years.
Originally, Beatlemania was a
term used to describe the fan
frenzy directed toward The Beat-
les. The phenomenon developed
in the early 1960s as The Fab
Four John Lennon, Paul Mc-


Cartney, George Harrison and
Ringo Starr released a string of
wildly popular albums and chart-
topping singles and toured relent-
lessly. Between 1963 and 1965,
The Beatles released "Please
Please Me" (1963), "With The Bea-
tles" (1963), "A Hard Day's Night"
(1964), "Beatles for Sale" (1964),
"Help!" (1965) and "Rubber Soul"
(1965). Singles from this period
included "Love Me Do," "Please
Please Me," "She Loves You," "I
Want to Hold Your Hand," "Can't
Buy Me Love," "A Hard Day's
Night," "I Feel Fine," "Ticket to
Ride," "Help!", "Yesterday" and
"We Can Work It Out."
For many, Beatlemania evokes
images of screaming teenage girls
and The Beatles' legendary ap-
pearance on "The Ed Sullivan
Show" in 1964.
The musicians behind Beatle-
mania Magic strive to capture the
essence of The Beatles in their
lovingly crafted, methodical trib-
ute. It all began with deep devo-
tion to the source material.
"I first got involved in the Beat-
les tribute business because, No.
1, I was a huge Beatles fan and,
No. 2, I always wanted to be in a
band," said Bill Kropinak of Beat-


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lemania Magic. "Basically put
them both together and started a
Beatles tribute band."
The band consists of Mark
Baranski as George Harrison,
Russ Saylor as Paul McCartney,
Burt Scheel as Ringo and
Kropinak as John Lennon.
"It kind of started like it did
with the real Beatles," Kropinak
said. "I first met Russ when he
approached me for an audition."
Kropinak said he recognized
right away how talented Saylor
was. In fact, according to
Kropinak, within a year, Saylor
had learned to play left-handed
bass to better emulate McCartney
- something that a lot of true Bea-
tie fans notice immediately,
Kropinak said.
"A friend referred me to Burt
(Ringo) and Burt brought Mark
(George) into the band," Kropinak
said. "We've been playing together
with this lineup for about five
years. It's tough to find band
mates specific to a tribute, as you
need to not only be a musician,
but an actor, and you also have to
love what you are doing. This line-
up is all of that."
One difference between
Kropinak and Lennon is that


Beatlemania Magic, known for re-creating the sound of early 1960s
Beatles' concerts, performs April 15 at Dimmitt Community Center as
part of the Sundays in Belleair series.


Kropinak was a "late bloomer,"
not starting in his music career
until about age 30. The Beatles
formed in 1960, when Lennon
was just 20 and prior to that
Lennon (along with McCartney)
had been involved in The Quarry-
men for several years. What
Kropinak lacked in experience,
though, he made up for with his
enthusiasm.
"I knew all the Beatle lyrics be-
fore I ever played a guitar and
then had to learn to play them on
guitar, harmonica and keyboard,"
he said. Kropinak and Beatlema-
nia Magic have evolved into a ded-
icated group of professionals
known for delivering stellar per-


formances that mirror the energy
and essence of an early 1960s
Beatles' concert.
The Thorn Collection and Cold-
well Banker are presenting the
concert. Call 518-3728 or visit
www. sundaysinbelleair.com.
Tickets are available at Dimmitt
Community Center, 918 Osceola
Road, Belleair; Bella Vino, 100 In-
dian Rocks Road N., Suite F, Bel-
leair Bluffs; and Beans About
Cooking, 100 Indian Rock Road
N., Suite G, Belleair Bluffs. For in-
formation on group ticket sales,
email sborger@townofbelleair.net
No pets or animals will be per-
mitted on-site with the exception
of service animals.


Crossword


Across
2 1. Causing death
7. One assuming a false identity
15. Iris part
16. Nautical
17. Savage
18. Altar boys
19. Very brief bathing suit
20. Beauty
21. Cork's country
22. Absorbed, as a cost
23. Kosher
25. Grammar topic
26. Dalai
28. Buckle
31. "20,000 Leagues" harpooner Land
32. Inclined
34. Ethically indifferent
36. Filled to overflowing
38. Import taxes
42. Ace place?
44. Excellence
45. Come together
48. Emotionally upset (2 wds)
50. Chief magistrate of Venice
51. Beth's preceder
53. "Beowulf," e.g.
55. Formerly known as
56. Earned
57. Amniotic
59. Kind of control
61. Speak softly and carry a _. (2 wds)
63. Calmer
64. Kind of correspondence (3 wds)
65. One pushing gently
66. Cut
67. Directs


Down
1. Mystical teachings based on Hebrew scriptures
2. Bug
3. Blood cancer
4. French novelist Pierre
5. African antelope
6. Easing of distress
7. Poetry with lack of rhetoric
8. Defensive spray
9. High school dance
10. Black gold
11. Eye sores
12. Brownish orange
13. Arise
14. Tend to, as a bad lawn
24. Camp encircled by armored vehicles
25. Deprive of heat?
27. 'The Sound of Music" backdrop
29. Determine the sum (2 wds)
30. Victorian, for one
33. Cultivation of land
35. Emulated Pinocchio
37. 'The Matrix" hero
39. Land between a building and the street
40. Green June beetle
41. Helmsman
43. Like some sweaters (2 wds)
45. Frolic
46. "Seinfeld" gal
47. Shelflike rock projections
49. Mountaineers' metal spikes
52. Annoyances
54. Headlike protuberance
57. Toyota car
58. Bad marks
60. Carnival attraction
62. "For shame!"


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3 4 7 8

5 3 9


8 1

5 7 8 9


3 9 2 1

9 2 4 6

8 7

5 3 1

4 2 6 3

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.


Sudoku
answers
from last week
9 1 6 8 4 5 7 3 2
8 5 2 9 7 .1 6 1 4
7 4 3 2 6 1 5 9 8
I 6 8 4 2 9 3 7 5
4 2 9 5 3 7 8 6 1
3 7 5 6 1 8 2 4 9
6 3 4 I 829 7
2 9 7 3 5 4 8 6
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Crossword
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Leader, April 12, 2012

BLUES FESTIVAL, from page 1B

Saturday, April 14
Albert Castiglia, 11:30 a.m.
Toni Lynn Washington, 12:45
p.m.
The Mannish Boys, 2:30 p.m.
James Cotton Band with
Darrell Nulisch, 4:30 p.m.
Tower of Power, 6:30 p.m.
Jimmie Vaughan, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 15
Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges,
1 p.m.
Jimmy Thackery, 2:30 p.m.
Trampled Under Foot, 4:30
p.m.
Charles Bradley, 6:30 p.m.
Delbert McClinton, 8:30 p.m.
Gates will open approximately
30 minutes before first act. Single
day tickets are $30. A three-day
pass is available for $75.
Food vendors and merchandise
booths will be set up along the
perimeter of the park. All vendor
sales are cash only.
No coolers, bicycles, pets,
recording devices, or alcohol are
allowed in the park. No umbrellas
or shade canopies may be set up
in front of the main stage area.
An area designated toward the
rear of the park is available for
those who intend to bring small
umbrellas or shade canopies. No
large tents may be set up under
any circumstances.
For information, visit www.
tampabaybluesfest.com.

Horoscopes

April 12, 2012

Capricorn
December 22 January 19
Friction among friends puts a
damper on an evening out until
someone you least expect pres-
ents a compromise. Who knew
you had it in you, Capricorn.

Aquarius
January 20 February 18
Enough, Aquarius. You've paid
your dues. Back off and let your
loved ones figure out the situa-
tion for themselves. They made
their bed. Now they must lie in it.

Pisces
February 19 March 20
It's high time you got involved,
Pisces. Stop beating around the
bush and make your move. A
special occasion calls for some
extra special planning.

Aries
March 21 April 19
Bon appetit, Aries. Prepare for
a loved one to whisk you away on
a fun, food-filled adventure. Step-
ping up your fitness routine will
put you on the right path.

Taurus
April 20 May 20
Don't count on it, Taurus. Just
because someone says they will
do something doesn't mean they
will. Have a backup plan just in
case. A phone call results in a
flurry of activity.

Gemini
May 21 -June 21
Sunny skies call for some
stress busting, Gemini. Grab the
gang and head outside for some
much-needed fun. Fresh air will
get the ideas flowing again.

Cancer
June 22 July 22
The road to financial freedom
begins, and you pass the first test
with flying colors. You know more
than you think, Cancer, and im-
plementing it is not that hard.

Leo
July 23 August 22
Uh-oh, Leo. Your resolve melts,
and clutter once again takes con-
trol. Muster up the strength to
say no and mean it, no matter
how enticing the deal.

Virgo
August 23 September 22
You're a doer, Virgo. That spe-
cial someone? Not so much. Cut
them some slack from time to
time, and they just might show
you a thing or two.

Libra
September 23 October 22
Practice makes perfect, Libra.
Keep at it, and you'll achieve the
outcome you're hoping for. A per-


sonal crisis comes to a riveting
conclusion.

Scorpio
October 23 November 21
Slow down, Scorpio. You're
moving too fast and missing out
on some crucial details. A letter
causes quite the stir of emotion
at an event.

Sagittarius
November 22 December 21
No more, Sagittarius. You've
waffled on the situation long
enough. Make a decision and
learn to live with it. A senior
could use a helping hand.
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Leader, April 12, 2012 Entertainment 3B


Fun 'n Sun Festival

QFest kicks off city's 59th annual Fun 'n Sun Festival


By LEE CLARK ZUMPE

CLEARWATER Clearwater will celebrate the
59th year of the Fun 'n Sun Festival with events
running April 21-29.
The Fun 'n Sun Festival will feature a variety of
events, including the WQYK Fun 'n Sun Toyota
Country Concert and the QFest presented by
Q105 and Blast Friday. The city has planned plen-
ty of activities for both residents and visitors to
enjoy.
Following is a look at this year's schedule of Fun
'n Sun events.

QFest
Q105 & the City of Clearwater will present
QFest Saturday, April 21, at Coachman Park, 301
Drew St.
Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. General admis-
sion is free. Reserved seating tickets range from
$20 to $30 in advance and $25 to $35 the day of
the show. VIP hospitality seating is $75 in advance
or $85 the day of the show. For tickets, visit
www.ticketmaster.com.
Headlining QFest this year will be Rick Spring-
field. Also performing will be Ambrosia.
The event also will feature vendors, food and
drink concessions and a kids' play area.
Springfield most recently appeared in the
Tampa Bay area at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Septem-
ber 2011 where he performed his hit songs includ-
ing "Jessie's Girl," "I've Done Everything For You,"
"Don't Talk to Strangers," "Affair of the Heart" and
"Love Somebody."
The Australian born singer/actor is man of
many talents. Not only is he an accomplished mu-
sician who has sold more than 20 million albums
and actor, he also added published author to his
resume recently. His personal memoir "Late, Late
at Night" was a New York Times bestseller.
Springfield's debut single, "Speak to the Sky,"
was major pop hit and reached No. 14 on the Bill-
board charts. His debut album "Beginnings" was
the first of seven albums to chart top 40 or better
on the U.S. album charts.
His 1981 album, "Working Class Dog," included
the Top 10 hit songs "I've Done Everything For
You" and "Jessie's Girl," which peaked at No. 1 on
the Billboard charts and achieved worldwide suc-
cess.
Ambrosia debuted in 1970: Four young musi-
cians from Los Angeles teamed up to pioneer a
new style of music. Labeled as America's answer
to the prog-rock sound of such English bands as
Yes and King Crimson, Ambrosia developed into
something more distinctive producing albums that
painted audio landscapes and covered a wide
spectrum of musical styles.
Ambrosia attracted collaborations with cultural
icons such as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut
and Alan Parsons while earning five Grammy
nominations and charting five Top 40 singles, in-
cluding "Holdin' on to Yesterday," "Magical Mys-
tery Tour," "How Much I Feel," 'The Biggest Part of
Me" and "You're the Only Woman (You & I)."
For information, visit www.myq105.com.


WQYK Fun 'n Sun Toyota
Country Concert
WQYK and the city of Clearwater will present
the WQYK Fun 'n Sun Toyota Country Concert
Sunday, April 22, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew
St.
Gates will open at 1 p.m. General admission is
free. Reserved seating tickets range from $20 to
$30 in advance and $25 to $35 the day of the
show. VIP hospitality seating is $75 in advance or
$85 the day of the show. For tickets, visit
www.ticketmaster.com.
The concert will include performances by Ron-
nie Dunn, Chris Cagle, The Farm and JT Hodges.
There will be vendors, food and drink concessions
and a kids' play area.
For information, visit www.wqyk.com.

Athleta Iron Girl Clearwater
Athleta Iron Girl Clearwater will take place Sun-
day, April 22, at Coachman Park and Clearwater
Beach at Pier 60.
The half marathon and 5K run/walk event will
feature a post-race breakfast cafe, performance
shirts sized for women, professional timing, per-
sonalized race bibs, new custom finisher medals
specific to the event, Iron Girl jewelry age group
awards, on-demand results station, post-race give-
aways and more.
Start time for the half marathon will be 7 a.m.
Start time for the 5K will be 7:15 a.m.
For information, visit www.irongirl.com.

Clearwater Threshers "Bark at
the Ball Park"
The Clearwater Threshers, Bright House Net-
works and Tampa Bay Times will present the
2012 Bark at The Ball Park will be Sunday, April
22, at Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman
Road.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs to
watch Clearwater Threshers vs. Dunedin Blue
Jays. 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 Hu-
mane Society of Pinellas Inc.
Bright House Field will have its usual amenities
available, including Frenchy's Tiki Bar and Home
Run Concessions. At the end of the game, atten-
dees may run the bases with their dog.
Tickets start at $5 for humans and $5 for dogs.
Call 467-4457 or visit www.threshersbaseball
.com.

Blast Friday
Blast Friday will take place Friday, April 27,
5:30 to 9:30 p.m., on Cleveland Street, between
Osceola and Fort Harrison avenues, in Downtown
Clearwater.
Bright House Networks presents Blast Friday
with live musical performances on the St. Peters-
burg Times Cleveland Street Stage. This free fami-
ly-friendly event takes place just outside the doors


Photo courtesy or LE I HAL MANAGEMENT I & PRU
Rick Springfield headlines QFest April 21 at Coachman Park as part of this year's Fun 'n Sun Festival.


of the Capitol Theatre and will feature a variety of
vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and nonalco-
holic beverages. Downtown restaurants will be
open for business with outdoor dining available on
Cleveland Street. The street fair begins at 5:30
p.m. with entertainment until 10 p.m.
Firefall will perform.
Visit www.blastfridayclearwater.com.

Clearwater Threshers '70s Night
The Clearwater Threshers will host '70s Night
Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., at Bright House Net-
works Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Road.
Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in
their best '70s outfit for a night of fun at the ball-
park as the Clearwater Threshers take on the Day-
tona Cubs. Disco Inferno will deliver a post-game
concert.
Tickets range from $5 to $9.50.
Call 467-4457 or visit www.threshersbaseball
.com.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60 will present a screen-
ing of 'The Smurfs," on Friday, April 27; and "Jack
& Jill," on Saturday, April 28, on Clearwater
Beach at Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive.
The free movie screenings start at 7:45 p.m. At-
tendees may bring a blanket or low sitting chair to
this family-friendly event. Popcorn and soft drinks
will be available for purchase.
Call 449-1036 or visit www.sunsetsatpier60
.com.


Concert, car show
The Bright House Spring Star Spectacular and
Classic Car Show will take place Saturday, April
28, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Cleveland Street
District and at Station Square Park in Downtown
Clearwater
The free event will feature four bands, including
The Belloise Brothers, The Tempests, The New
Tropics and The Impacs. The bands will perform
in Station Square Park.
The classic car show will showcase 100 cars
and will be situated on Cleveland Street between
East and Fort Harrison avenues. There will be fun
for the kids as well as beer and food and merchan-
dise vendors. Cleveland Street District merchants
will participate with discount coupons.
Parking will be available in the Garden Avenue
and Park Street garages, as well as the Station
Square Parking garage with the entrance off of
Laura Street.

Disc golf tournament
The Tampa Bay Disc Sports Club will present a
Fabulous Florida Tour event with its 2012 Fun 'n
Sun disc golf tournament Saturday and Sunday,
April 28-29, at N.E. Coachman Park, 1120 Old
Coachman Road.
The event will start Saturday, 8 a.m., with lunch
provided. On Sunday, the event will kick off at 10
a.m.
Cost ranges from $40 to $65, plus $10 for non-
PDGA members. Call 656-9570 or visit www.
pdga.com.


Largo
Movies in the Park, Friday, April 13, at Largo Central Park, 101
Central Park Drive, Largo. Themed activities for children will be pre-
sented 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 largo
events.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 ca-
reer, including "19 Something," Wish You Were Here" and "Don't
Laugh at Me." Wills won the Academy of Country Music's 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
to the Largo area and has performed with such known musicians as
Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benetar, Charlie Daniels and the
GoGo's. This is a rain-or-shine event. Attendees may bring a blanket or
lawn chair. Coolers and backpacks will not be permitted.


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Central Park Drive, Largo. Themed activities for children will be pre-
sented 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 Largo's 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 encour-
aged to reduce, reuse and recycle to fashion their wearable green de-
signs 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.
"Broadway's Best," presented by Eight O'Clock Theatre, May 4-
13, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Perform-
ances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2
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on Island Estates
Private Dolphin Show with
WINTER

Saturday. April 14,2012. 7-10PM
Tickets $25 Per Person

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BARDMOOR BAY ACCESS







DOCK, DAVITS,
90'x270' Lot
3,200 SF, 4BR/2.5BA
2 Story Colonial, Pool
Completely Updated
$649,000
DAN NEASE (813) 468-4653
REMAX METRO REALTY


DRASTICALLY REDUCED,
Beautiful, Spacious
2BR/2BA/1CG, Belleair Bluffs,
WATERFRONT Condo!
FOR SALE BY OWNER!
Magnificent Million Dollar View!
Convenient To EVERYTHING!
Office, Private Garage, Updated
Appliances, Walk-in Closets,
MORE! $199,977.
(720)209-1889, (727)459-4319.



OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN, 1-4.
2BR/2BA/2CG. High And Dry!
11536 63rd Ave. Seminole. Owner
Motivated. $149,000. Peck Realty,
(727)397-6300.


ULTIMAR, SAND KEY
2BR/2BA, 1,500+ SF.
Spectacular Views!
Updated, Many Upgrades.
Call Irv, Owner/ Realtor,
(727)542-1929.

WATERFRONT CONDO
REDUCED
2BR/2BA, End Unit,
Wrap Around Patio.
$225,900
3 BEDROOM PENTHOUSE
Unbelievable Panoramic Views
$365,000
Beach Place One Real Estate
(727)593-3000, (800)487-8959.



BELLEAIR, 2BR/2BA, COVERED
Parking, $275,000. 50 Coe Rd.
Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton
(727)644-0400.
DAN'S ISLAND, 2BR/2BA
Direct Gulf Front, WID,
Unfurnished, Clubhouse.
Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton
(727)644-0400
DRASTICALLY REDUCED MINT
Belleair Condo, 2BR/2BA ground
floor, covered parking, pool, club-
house, green space. TURN-KEY.
Close to everything. $99,000.
Agents welcome. (727)489-8999.
DREW RIDGE CONDO,
1221 Drew. 2BR/1BA, Updated,
55+. $23,000. Equity Pro Realty,
Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400.
EAST BAY COUNTRY CLUB,
2BR/2BA, top floor, pool/ golf
course views, open floor plan,
many closets, inside laundry, cov-
ered parking. $74,500. No agents.
(727) 455-4090
LAKEVIEW OF LARGO, 55+
Light and Bright Corner Unit,
Overlooks Pool. 2BR/1.5BA,
Florida Room, Newer Appliances,
$69,900. Tricia, (727)595-0423.

FIVE TOWNS: 55+ 1BR/1 BA,
610-1,055 SF, $25K-$32K.
2BR/2BA, 915-1,245 SF.
$47,900-$75,900. zillow.com
Janis O'Connor, Five Towns
Action Realty, Inc. (727)735-1132

IMPERIAL POINT SPECIALS
Looking for an investment?
1BR/1BA, Furnished, Ideal
Rental. No Pets. $67,500
Makes it Yoursi
2BR/2BA VILLA,
1,400SF, W/D in Unit. Pools
Clubhouse, Activities. Moti-
vated! $138,900.
DELUXE, DELUXE, DELUXE!
2BR/2BA Waterfront VILLA,
W/D. Life at it's BESTI
$264,900.
Maureen Stilwell,
Rutenberg Realty
(727)596-2965, (727)458-2246

LARGO, ALL AGES, 2BR/2BA,
Carport, Inside Utility. Pet 25 Lbs.
Maintenance $293, Includes Ca-
ble, Amenities. $64,500. Peg
Decker, CLS, (727)459-2598.

LARGO, PENNWOOD, 55+,
2BR/2BA, Sunroom, First Floor,
End Unit, Heated Pool. New Appli-
ances, Paint & Carpet. 1,075 SF,
Garden View, $67,800.
(727)584-8065, (954)255-1767.
PRICE REDUCED!! BARDMOOR
Villa, 2BR/2BA/Garage, Family
Room, Great location. $105,000.
Glen Webb (727)515-4443.
C21 Top Sales
RANDOLPH FARMS
Townhouse, 3BR/3BA/2CG,
Sunroom, Courtyard, Fireplace,
Breakfast Area, New A/C, Pool,
Tennis, Dock/ Slips. $199,000.
Minutes to Beach! Troy Robinson,
Imperial R.E. (727)595-4918
SEA TOWERS Gated Community
55+, 1BR/1BA, Office. New
Appliances, AC/ HW5/years.
Updated Bath, Storm Shutters,
1st Floor Water View. $68,000.
(727)392-3608.

SEMINOLE GARDENS!
Sales & Rentals
Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker
(727)595-8229
www.seminolegarden.com


SEMINOLE GARDENS
BUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT
AN ALL-TIME LOW!
BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE
COMPLEX
2BR/2BA, 912 sq. ft.
Corner Unit, 55+,
Furnished. $29,900
1 BR/1 BA 704 sq. ft.
2nd floor, Elevator, 55+,
Sunroom, Water view
Furnished $19,900
2BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft.
2nd floor, Elevator, 55+,
Sunroom, Updated Bath,
Paint & Carpet. $27,900
Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
Cassius L. Peacock, Realtor
(727)397-2534
MySeminoleGardens.com


SEMINOLE, VILLA MILAN
1BR/1BA, 2nd Floor End Unit, 800
Sq. Ft. New Kitchen/ Appliances/
Carpet. Low Maintenance. Asking
$49,900. (727)399-5876.

SHIPWATCH
Nice Selection Of 2BR/2BA/1CG
Condos From $169,900.
Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508.
www.ShipwatchRealty.com

VILLA, UPDATED 2 STORY
3BR/2.5BA/2CG, Fireplace,
Courtyard, Pool, Tennis,
Dock/Slips. Upscale area.
Ten minutes to beach!
$274,900. Owner/ Realtor.
Troy Robinson, Imperial R.E.
(727)595-4918



TOWNHOMES AT PARK PLACE
1,971 SF, 3BR/2.5BA/2CG.
$170,000. www.zillow.com.
Janis O'Connor, Five Towns
Action Realty, Inc. (727)735-1132.

30. Vila
OAK PARK VILLA,
2BR/2BA/1CG, Volume Ceilings,
Open Concept, Screen Enclosed
Porch To Enjoy The View Of Lake
Seminole Bypass Canal.
Janet Diamond, Re/Max Metro,
(727)455-1319.






















AVERY ACRES, 55+. 2BR/1BA,
+Den, New Kitchen, Low Rent.
$5,000. (727)258-8672.
3565 58th Ave. N.

BAY PINES AREA, 55+ CLEAN
1BR/1BA, carport, covered patio,
storage shed, shaded lot. $1,500.
(727)395-9438

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT 55+
park. Heated pool overlooking
Bay. Clean renovated mobile
home, carport/shed. Lot rent
$500/mo. Causeway Village.
(231) 233-8755.

CAUSEWAY VILLAGE,
S. Pasedana, Doublewide
1 BR/1 BA, Water & Pool View, All
Appliances. New C/H/A, Water
Heater. $10,000 Firm.
(727)692-1757.

PARK BLVD., Next to Seminole
Mall. 55+ 1BR/1BA, New Kitchen,
Dishwasher, New Flooring,
Washer. No Pets. $2,900. $425
Lot Rent. Cell, (218)380-2572.

SEMINOLE MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE. Twelve Oaks Mobile
Home Park. Priced to sell! All
residents 55+. No Pets, No Rent-

(727)391-6268.

"WILL FINANCE"
2BR/2BA, Largo.
Price:$5,500 and $600 down,
+30 payments of $185.28/month.
(813)507-2433.


FOR SALE/ HIGH VISIBILITY
12301 Seminole Blvd.
Lot 16,620SF, Bldg. 1,624SF
Daily Traffic 32,000
12301Seminole.com
(727)667-8450
Prudential Tropical Realty


WANTED: MOBILE HOMES!
Must Be Under 50 Feet And
Moveable. Less Than $3,000.
Call Evon (813)789-8331.


GARDEN SANCTUARY, 2 Plots,
Veterans Garden II, Section 36.
$2,000 For Both. (727)585-5002.



y RENTALS





BELLE OAK VILLAS, 2BR/2BA,
Cul-de-sac. All appliances, new
carpet, rear screened porch, pool.
$795/Month. (727)585-5569
LARGO DUPLEX Side-by-Side
3BR/1.5BA/1CG, Newly
Renovated, Tile Floors,
C/H/A, W/D Hook-ups, Approved
Pet OK. JUST REDUCED RENT!!!
Bob, (727)686-8973.



LARGO, 2BR/1BA, LIVING/
Dining Room Combo. Fireplace.
W/D, Separate Utility. Tile & Hard-
wood Floors Throughout.
$775/Mo. After 6pm
(727)504-3520.

LARGO 2BR/1BA, NEAR Taylor
Park! Large Screened Porch, Lush
Yard, Small Pets OK, 6-12 month
lease. $800/Month +$800 security
(727)642-3067.
LARGO, QUIET CUL-DE-SAC,
Next To Pond, 1,695SF, 3BR/2BA,
Florida Room, Dining, Updated
Kitchen, New; C/H/A, Energy
Efficient Hurricane Windows.
Lot: 110'x100'. Nonsmoking,
Petless. $1,100/Month.
2-Year Contract. (502)664-3870.
5 MINUTES TO BEACH
3BA/2BA, W/D Hookup,
Lawncare included. No Pets.
$975/Month. Annual. Best Beach
Rentals. (727)398-1200.



BARDMOOR, 2BR/2B w/carport
W/D, heated pool, hot tub. Golf
course use available, close to
schools, shopping, beaches.
$900/mo. annual lease.
(727)282-6159

LARGO, 2BR/2BA, GROUND
Floor, 55+, Newly Renovated. An-
nual or Seasonal. (727)219-7624.
LARGO: LARGE, NICELY
Furnished 2BR/2BA Corner Unit,
Heated Pool. No Smoking,
No Pets. $725/Mo. (727)512-7121.
SEMINOLE 2BR/2BA, REAR
Screened Porch, 3rd Floor Pool
View. No Pets. Annual lease.
$700/Month.
Guetzlaff Realty
(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339.
SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU,
Newly Remodeled. Modern
Condo. 2BR/1BA, 1,200sf, 2nd
Floor. 55+, Gated community.
Resort Style Living. $875/Month.
(727)385-7718.
SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU,
2BR/2BA. Gated Community,
Tennis, Pool, Clubhouse.
$900/Month. Call (203)982-8339
Or E-mail: minez28@aol.com



BELLEAIR BLUFFS, 2BR/1BA,
3rd Floor, Elevator. Carport. Walk
To Shopping. No Smoking, Pets.
$700/Mo. (727)834-8620.
CLEARWATER, NORTHWOOD



Immaculate, No Smoking/ Pets.
$975/Month. (727)460-2270.
FIVE TOWNS, 55+, GREAT
Location, 1st floor, 1BR/1BA,
updated, close to pool, clubhouse
$700/month. www.zillow.com,
Janis O'Connor, Five Towns
Action Realty, Inc. (727)735-1132.
LAKEVIEW OF LARGO: 55+
2BR/2BA, Completely Remodeled.
Light, Bright, Beautiful! Steps To
All Amenities. $725/Month.
(727)644-7061.


LARGO 2BR/2BA GRD. FLOOR,
newly renovated, new appliances,
paint, carpet, window coverings.
Includes W/D, cable, water, trash.
$850/mo. +1 month security.
(727)585-6828 (727)487-3959.

LARGO, NEW ATLANTIS CLUB,
2BR/1BA. Includes Cable, W/D,
W/S/G. 1 Mile From Beach. Gated
Community, Pools. No Pets.
$800/Mo. (727)686-2536.
LOCATION, LOCATION!
2BR/1.5BA in active 55+
community. Corner unit overlooks
pool. Florida Room, Newer Appli-
ances. $775/Month. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Call (727)595-0423.
SEMINOLE GARDENS
1BR/1BA, 704SF, 3rd Floor, 55+,
Sunroom. $550/Month -Yearly.
Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
(727)397-2534
SEMINOLE Recently Upgraded,
2BR/2BA, Ground Floor, C/H/A.
$850/Month. Annual Lease
Guetzlaff Realty
(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339
SHANGRI-LA, 55+ COMMUNITY,
1BR $600/Mo.& 2BR $650/Mo.
1BR, Furnished: $695/Mo.
Pool, Clubhouse. Great Largo
Location! To View Call
(321)284-5663.



CLEARWATER: STUDIOS
Starting at $179/Week. No
security, No credit check. Free
WiFi access. Pets OK. MOVE IN
TODAY!! (727)445-7134.
precisionpropertymanagement.net

MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs
& Efficiencies. Fully Equipped.
Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utili-
ties. (727)397-4130.



$300 OFF FIRST MONTH RENT!
GATEWAY AREA WINDJAMMER
On Gandy Blvd., West of MLK,
Remodeled 1BR/1 BA, 615SF.
1st Floor, W/D in Unit. Pool, Spa.
No Pets. Background Check.
Available 4/1. $580/Month, $580
Security Deposit. (727)239-1119,
(727)546-9296.

SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
1BR Standard. No Pets. Non-
smokers Only. Robert G. Castles,
P.A., Broker. (727)595-8229
www.SeminoleGarden.com
BELLEAIR BLUFFS
Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor.
New Carpet. Overlooking Pool &
Courtyard. One block from Intra-
coastal & Shopping. 2942 West
Bay Dr. (727)483-4853.
CENTRAL LARGO: DUPLEX
Apts. Spacious 2BR, Utility Room.
C/H/A. Smoke Free, Credit Check.
From $675/Mo. (727)584-6283.
DUNEDIN: VERY NICE ROOM,
$75/Wkly. Great Downtown Area!
326 Honey Street West.
Call (727)586-2412 or Click
www.586-2412.com
DUNEDIN'S Best Kept Secret!
1-2BR, $299 move-in special.
Pet Friendly, Sparkling pool.
Logarto Apts. (727)733-0423.
LARGO, STUDIO APARTMENT,
$145/Wk. All utilities included.
Very clean. Close to bus service.
Call after 6 pm (727)504-3520.
LARGO: 1BR/1BA, BEAUTIFUL
Landscaped Courtyard, W/D.
Petless. $750/Month, First, Last.
$200 Security. Includes All Util.
(727)586-1566 Or (727)586-2419.
LARGO: VERY CLOSE TO
Transportation, Shopping,
Hospital. Move-in Special!
1BR/1BA, $600/month, 2BR/1BA,
$650/month, 2BR/2BA,
$700/month. (727)280-6001.
MOVE IN SPECIAL





PINELLAS VILLAGE
NOW ACCEPTING FAMILIES
1ST MONTH FREE!!
2/BED $625, 3/BED $747
CALL TODAY!!! (727)399-2500
SEMINOLE, 8423 Seminole Blvd.
2BR/1BA, $820/month,
Includes super cable, requires
deposit. (727)584-4707,
(727)392-0248.
SEMINOLE: EFFICIENCY,
$185/Wk. 1BR/1BA, $200/Wk.
Pool. Includes Utilities & Cable.
No Credit Check. (727)564-3374.
St. Pete's Best Kept Secret!
1BR, $299 move-in special.
Free Internet, pool.
Small pets welcome.
Gateway Apts. (727)579-9935.
S.W. LARGO: LG. 1BR/1BA,
$500/Month. Quiet. Laundry on
Premises. Petless. $400 security.
Yearly lease. (727)595-2228.
Last Month FREE!



INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages.
1-2BRs starting at $315/week,
Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly.
(727)595-8013.
www.UncleMiltsCottages.com.
FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED
1-5 Bedrooms
Condos, Houses, Duplexes
Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual
Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797
Tropical Isles Realty, Inc.
(727)593-0744, (800)655-0744
GORGEOUS 2BR/1BA APT.
Wood floors, C/H/A, balcony over-
looking Intracoastal. $1,110/mo.
17471 Gulf Blvd. (727)391-1203.
REDINGTON SHORES, 2BR/2BA
Furnished House, Blocks to
Beach, No Pets. $1,200/Month
Annual. Best Beach Rentals.
(727)398-1200.


THE BEST VALUE
ON THE BEACHES!
We have MORE: Amenities, Fun Activities
& include more Services.
Spacious, Clean 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Condos
Starting at $900
Call us today and start your move
home to Gull Harbor! 55+
www.gullharborcondos.com
17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB
727-392-0753 I

IRB, WATERFRONT Community
w/fishing dock. 2BR/1BA, 900SF.
Reserved Parking. $925/month.
No Pets. Allen Hines, Russell
Property Group. (727)542 8958.
RussellPG.com
MADEIRA BEACH: EFFICIENCY
w/Kitchen, Furnished, Phone,
Cable, Laundry, Pool.
Across From Beach. No Pets.
From $280/week, FL Residents.
14711 Gulf Blvd. (727)394-0751.
SAND KEY: 2BR/2BA/2CG,
Beautiful panoramic view,
on beach. Corner unit.
Fully furnished/ unfurnished.
Terrace, Pool. Security,
$1,590/month, annual.
(727)599-1239.
SOUTH CLEARWATER BEACH
Annual/ Monthly Rentals.
Furnished/ Unfurnished. Equity
Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton
(727)644-0400.



2/3BR BEACH-FRONT CONDOS
Redington Shrs. Fantastic Views!
Renovated 1,350-2,OOOSF.
Furn. /Unfurn. Pool. Pets OK.
1-YEAR or more lease.
$1,475-$2400/month.
(727)424-2945.

BELLEAIR WATERFRONT
Home, 3BR/2BA, View, Dock.
Prestigious Street! Million $
homes! $1,900/Mo. 1,800SF
(727)432-2258.
ISLAND ESTATES
3BR/3BA/2CG+ Townhouse
with Loft, W/D. Walk to Publix
and Beach. Annual Lease.
Vangie (727)501-3268,
Pappas Realty & Mgmt.



CLEARWATER BEACH
Fully furnished 1BR & 2BR condo
units. One-month minimum.
No smoking, no pets. JOHN
DORAN REALTY. (727)461-9142.

SAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH
Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos
Available 1-12 Months.
Florida Dreams RE Sales &
Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774.



BLUE SKIES M.H.P. LARGO.
Mobile Homes For Rent. Move-In
Special, $199. One Bedroom. Call
(727)657-2104, (813)789-8331.
1 & 2BR HOMES FOR RENT
in a quiet community. Unfurnished.
Any age. Starting at $650/month.
Background check required.
First month & security deposit.
Call Indian Rocks Estates,
(727)593-7796
LARGO 1 BR/1 BA, $550/MONTH.
2BR/1.5BA, Furnished,
$675/Month. 55+, No Pets.
Includes Lot Rent, Water, Trash.
(727)519-3907.

NEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira
Beach, 1BR w/Florida Room,
$565/Month +$300 Security,
Includes W/S/G & Cable.
Pets OK. (727)393-1628.
SPRING DEALS
Mobile Homes, Rent or Buy!!
Rent: $675-$750, 1 or 2 BR
Buy: $4-10K, $485 Lot Rent
Partially Furnished. No Dogs.
Includes W/S/T, Lawn.
55+ Park. Call (727)796-1364.
Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. Sat. By Appt.



LARGO 2BR/1BA, TILED
Throughout, Clean, Large Back-
yard, WID Hook-up. $700/Month
+Deposit. (727)596-2338.



SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET.
Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable
Included. Deposit, References,
ID Required. From $135/Week.
(727)547-1199.

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OFFICE SPACE
Prime Location Off West Bay Dr.
2,400SF. High Traffic Area!
Call Nick, (727)581-3849


FOR SALE/ HIGH VISIBILITY
12301 Seminole Blvd.
Lot: 16,620SF, Bldg.: 1,624SF
Daily Traffic 32,000
12301Seminole.com
(727)667-8450
Prudential Tropical Realty


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Madeira Beach, Pets Welcome!
Unfurn/Furn. Large Bedroom/ Sit-
ting Area. Private Entrance, Bath.
Furnished Common Areas, Fully
Equipped Kitchen. Cable, Pool
(May-Oct). Walk To Beach.
$125/Wk +Pet Deposit.
(727)565-6170.



TREASURE ISLAND, ONE BLK
to beach, Prefer female,
non-smoker, non drinker.
$800/mo. incl. utilities.
1st month deposit required.
Background check (727)542-4507



SEMINOLE/LARGO
January 2013 for 3 months. Condo
or mobile home. Non-smokers.
Retired couple. (727) 871-9387 or
(905) 951-0957



OFFICE SPACE
Prime Location Off West Bay Dr.
2,400SF. High Traffic Area!
Call Nick, (727)581-3849



UNEMPLOYED PARENTS
Receive Income Tax Return,
$1,500 for one child, $3,000 for
two and $4,000 for three.
Call Now 1-800-583-8840.
www.x-presstaxes.com



FOUND DOG: LONG-HAIRED
tan and white male (possible
Shih-tzu mix), 3/26/12 at intersec-
tion of 113th and Park Blvd. in
Seminole. (352)275-2013.

LOST CAT: MALE BENGAL,
Gray, white & tan tiger, chipped
and declawed, missing 4/7, vicinity
of SR. 590 and Sumner in
Safety Harbor. REWARD
(727)723-2920.

LOST YORKIE, FEMALE,
"Sasha," 6-years old. Taken from
yard near 119th Way N. & Kay Dr.
REWARD! (727)459-2015.
LOST: MAN'S WEDDING BAND,
Size 12. Lost in the Redington
Shores beach area, to the left of
the public access point. Reward
offered. Call with inscription info:
(630)450-0057.



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$69 DIVORCE, BANKRUPTCY,
Immigration, Child Support,
Custody, Modification, Wills,
Expunge, Seal, Corporations,
LLC's, Non-Lawyer
(727)474-9988.

BANKRUPTCY
19-Years' Exp. In Bankruptcy,
Over 17,000 Cases As A Chapter
7 Bankruptcy Trustee. Night &
Weekend Appointments Available.
I Will Come To You. Attorney Traci
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ple, Pets, Pest Control. All Natural
& Organic. Vegan Gluten-Free
Super Food, Herbs, Supplements,
Homeopathics, Probiotics, Sea
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& More. (727)235-3257.



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stylist, Randy Roberts Salon
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Leader, April 12, 2012 Classifieds 5B


CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISING
SALES
Inside Phone Sales
Responsibilities include
new client development.
Requirements:
*Strong verbal and written
communication skills
*Proper grammar/spelling
*Strong customer service
skills
*Strong computer skills
*Self Motivated
*Good attendance history
*Advertising Sales and/or
Newspaper exp. a PLUSI
E-mail:
classified@tbnweekly.com
PLEASE...No Phone Calls
or Walk-ins!

COMMERCIAL CLEANERS
Wanted. Must be Bonded and
Insured, Bar Experience helpful.
Call Tami, (727)363-8375.
CONDO ASSOCIATION
Secretary/ Receptionist. Computer
Skills Required. Pleasant, Courte-
ous Personality A Must. 20-30
Hrs/Wk. Paid Holidays, Vacation.
Mail Resume To: Paradise Shores
Apartments, 5230 81st Street N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33709 Or Email
To: pshores54@yahoo.com
GROOMER, PART-TIME
Bather & Fluff Dryer. Will Train.
Yolanda's, 3340 Tyrone Blvd.
(727)381-8552, Shop.
(727)393-4958, Home.
EXPERIENCED REALTORS
Wanted. Great split plan.
Established Real Estate Office 40
years in Largo. (727)434-1673.
GUTTER TECHNICIAN
Experience preferred. $10+/Hour
to start. Clean driving/ criminal
record and drug free.
(727)724-1714.
LEGACY VACATION CLUB
is hiring PT Housekeepers! Bring
resume to 19607 Gulf Blvd., in In-
dian Shores or call (727)596-7719.

NOW HIRING:
CNAs/HHAs
Great Cases =
All Hours
Experience Required :
COMPETITIVE PAY

(:aBayshore
Heahh &Homemaker Services, Inc.
Celebrating
25 Years!
(727) 586-0044



R E G E N C Y
CLEARWATER BEACH g
RESORT AND SPA
OUTDOOR PROJECT
ATTENDANT, (FT)
Responsible for maintaining
the outside areas of the
hotel to include pool deck,
sky terrace and grounds
surrounding the hotel.
Responsibilities will include
pressure washing, raking
sand, cleaning of pool
furniture. Working knowl-
edge of pressure washing
machinery and experience
as a floor technician is pre-
ferred.
Exceptional communication
skills as well as guest serv-
ice experience are preferred.
Must be able to push and
pull a moderate weight.
EOE.
Apply online at:
clearwaterbeach.hyatt.com

PART-TIME COURIER, Reliable
Transportation. Please Contact
Charlotte, (727)545-2008 After
5:00PM.
PERSON TO CONDUCT SKYPE
video surveys. Full-Time.
Requires professional appear-
ance, clear speaking voice, tactful
call handling skills. 10am-6:30pm.
EOE. (727)242-1105.
SECRETARY PART-TIME
Entry Level. Madeira Beach Area,
Fax Resume with salary
requirements. (727)398-3939.


PRECISION DEBURR,
Machine Shop. Experienced Per-
son Familiar w/Aero Space Parts,
Tight Tolerances. Must Be Able To
Use Micrometers, Calipers.
(727)548-5040.
WANTED: FULL-TIME
Live-in housekeeper. NON-SMOK-
ING, FREE fully furnished small
cottage, including electric and utili-
ties. Only 50 ft. to main house.
Ideal for retired person on
limited income. Madeira Beach
area. No pets. (727)398-5454.
FT/PT ENTRY LEVEL OFFICE
help for an insurance office. Salary
depends on experience.
Resume must accompany email.
Please no phone calls!
carole@martininsgroup.com.
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DOCTOR'S ASSISTANT
Busy, fast-growing Chiropractic
office seeking individual who is
energetic, friendly, motivated and
a team player, for a P/T position.
Will train. Computer & people
skills helpful. Great hours and pay!
Call (727)544-9000.


CNAs/HHAs NEEDED
Live-in & Weekend Availability
A Plus. Call GSC Today!
(727)547-7000
CNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR
Pinellas County Area.
Choose Your Hours. $10-$13.50
Per Hour. (727)822-3034


I'M A HOME HEALTH CARE
Provider. Experienced, trustwor-
thy, with great references. Holistic
care a specialty, juicing, meal
prep, pets, plants, bill paying,
appointments, move-in, move-out,
night duty. CALL HELEN NOW!
(727)235-3257
I'M A MED TECH, CNA, HOME
Health Assistant. Can't Find Good
Help? Please Call Me,
(727)453-0746

505. Par-t


PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR
Families, The Elderly & Busy
Professionals. Services That I
Offer Are: Childcare, Petcare,
Household Chores, Errand
Running, Administrative Tasks.
Call Julie, (727)424-0318.
Shopper/Errands/Companion
Previous caregiver for Alz. Mom
for 14 years. Compassionate,
dependable, professional. Largo.
Email requirements:
medwards390@tampabay.rr.com.
Will respond ASAP.


LOOKING FOR STAY AT HOME
Moms or Dads to partner with and
build a very successful
home-based business. Training
provided. Tim, (352)557-4430.
www.miniofficeoutlets.com/jericho
AVON, EARN 40%
Why Not You? Why Not Today?
Join Now!! $10 Start-Up Fee.
(727)215-6339

tampa DatUimes
Home Delivery
Independent Distributor
Opportunities
$800-$1,500 per month profit
potential, paid weekly.
Early morning hours.
Be your own boss!
Areas now available:
Seminole Largo Kenneth City
St. Petersburg Tierra Verde
Madeira Bch. Indian Rks. Bch.
Clearwater Palm Harbor -
Tarpon Springs
Must be at least 18
Valid driver's license.
Reliable vehicle and
car insurance.
tampabay.com/distributor
1-866-498-4637.


ACCESS REVERSE MORTGAGE
Pinellas-based, FHA-Insured
Reverse Mortgages. Award-
winning service. Low closing costs
and interest rates. Highest avail-
able loan proceeds. NMLS #4566
Eph. 2:8-9. Call (727)388-4105.



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$500. Portable spas, $300 & up.
(727)215-9477.


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Wondering How To Pay Off All Of Those Bills?
We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE
community newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be
available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Experience preferred but will train the right person. This
is a supplemental income. Applicant must have good
transportation; preferably a van, large car, SUV or
pickup truck. For more information, please contact Mr.
Shiflett at 727-530-5521.
8510


LAWNMOWERS FOR SALE, (6).
TRADES ACCEPTED!
4 Self-propelled, 2 Push. My
Hobby. Reconditioned. $65-$135.
Save Hundreds. Also Other Equip-
ment. (727)391-6937.

PRE-ESTATE SALE!
Collectibles, Military, Dolls, Art,
Furniture. Pink Retro Stove, Re-
frigerator. By Appointment,
(727)565-6170 P.M. Only.


BRAND NEW CHERRY 5-PIECE
Queen Bedroom Set; Headboard,
Dresser, Mirror, Nightstand,
Chest. $295. (727)667-8288.

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE
Matt/Box, New In Plastic, $150.
Must Sell! Can Deliver.
(727)667-8288.

CHINESE CHINA CABINET
Gorgeous piece, Black w/Hand
Painting, 82" wide. Other
Furniture, Pictures available.
(727)595-7592
QUEEN PILLOW-TOP SET: $259
Special: Queen Euro Matt.
only $155, Warranty. Six-piece,
800-count sheets, $20, all sizes!
Designer Shop. (727)687-0213.

SOFA, LOVESEAT, COFFEE,
End Tables, Florida Pastel Colors,
$425. White Wood Top Kitchen
Table, 4-Charis, Leaf, $150. White
Dresser w/Mirror, $125. White Tall
Dresser, $100. Honeymoon Table,
2-Charis, $75. Queen Sofa Bed,
$250. Largo, (727)946-1584

700.Pes&Ani


ADORABLE KITTEN
Home, 9 Weeks Okld
(727)238-6723.
LAVENDER CRESTED
Approx. 6 Years. Old
Asking $250
(727)804-7686. Leave



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THINKING ABOUT
SELLING OR TRADING?
I Will Pay More Than
Trade-In On Good, Clean,
Low-Mileage Vehicles.
Harold Corey, Auto Broker
(727)595-9393

WE BUY CARS 4 CASH
Any Condition.
No Title & Liens OK.
(813)410-9067 or (727)565-9320

WE BUY UNWANTED VEHICLES
With or without title. Any condition,
make, year or model. We pay up
to $20,000. Free towing.
(813)516-0847.


WE WANT THEM! Cars, Trucks,
vans, motorcycles; running or not,
wrecked, w/title or not, junk or
nice. Fair market value paid.
(727)667-6815, (727)415-4594.


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DEEP WATER BOAT SLIP.
12,000 LB. POWER LIFT.
10 Minutes To Gulf. South
Clearwater Beach. Electric, Water,
Parking Included. $300/Month
(727)443-1277.

4 WET SLIPS FOR RENT
From 25'-55'. Sail Or Power. Easy
Access To Gulf. Ample Parking.
From $7.55/ Foot. (727)641-6465.


L&M DOCKSIDE
Complete Boat Repairs.
Mercruiser, Crusader,
Volvo-Penta, etc. Electrical
and Engine Repair or
Replacement! Mercury and
Yamaha certified.
Imdocksideboatrepair.com.
(727)501-1727.
COVERED BOAT SLIPS
For Rent Near Madeira Beach
McDonald's/ American Legion.
Gated Community. Annual Lease,
Monthly Rates Range From
$96.67-$114.23 +Tax (28' Max).
Call Mon-Fri, 8am-3pm,
(727)397-1164.
TOM'S OUTBOARD SERVICE
Certified Marine Technician.
Electronics Installation.
Full Service Outboard Repair.
(727)744-4352
For parts & accessories
visit: marinesupplydock.com


2525 WEST BAY DRIVE, #E-21
Bay West Apartments Condo.
Saturday, 9:OOAM-2:OOPM.
Visitor parking spaces only or park
on side street off Overbrook Blvd.
EncoreEventsPlus.com

8324 DENISE DRIVE, SEMINOLE
Sat & Sun, April 14 & 15
7:30AM-4PM. Everything goes!




[NEIGHBORHOOD]
SALE
Ii
BAY PINES ESTATES CIVIC
Association Semi-Annual Sale!
Friday & Saturday, 8am-5pm,
Sunday, 8am-Noon.
Across From Bay Pines VA Hosp.
47th-57th Ave. & 97th-100th Way

CHAPEL TREASURES!
An Unusual Thrift Shop Full Of
Fine Things. Friday & Saturday,
8AM-12PM, 12601 Park Blvd.
Seminole. (727)391-2919. We
Accept Donations And Drop Offs
As Well. coth@coth.org


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E-COMMERCE STORE OPEN
to public. Wholesale pricing.
Saturday-Sunday, 7AM-7PM.
11813 44th St., N., Clearwater.
(727)430-4596.

CITYWIDE SALE
El
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
GARAGE SALE
Sat & Sun. Apr 14-15, 8-5
This is a great time to drive
through the City and find many
bargains. Residents will open
their garage doors & sell, sell, sell.
For more info, call City Hall.
(727)517-0404.
LARGO, FRIDAY 9AM-2PM.
Ladies clothing/ shoes, household,
comforter, duvet sets. 11037
102nd Way, off Seminole Blvd.
MULTI-FAMILY, Largo/ Belleair
SATURDAY, 8:OOAM-3:OOPM.
Something for Everyone!
15th St. NW off Mehlenbacher Rd.



NAUTICAL & LAND LUBBERS
Saturday April 21st,
9:OOAM-3:OOPM. Buy or Sell.
Seafarer Marine Supply, 12950
Walsingham Road, Largo.
(727)595-8813.

Sat., April 21st,
9am-3pm
AZALEA MIDDLE
SCHOOL'S
1st Annual Spring Fling!
7855 22nd Ave. St. Petersburg
Come have a great time at our
Yard Sale, Car Wash
& Car Show.
Check out hot rods, muscle
cars & shop at our yard sale,
while getting your car washed.
There will be food and drinks.
Please come support
Azalea Middle School PTA.

THURSDAY& FRIDAY 9-3.
14656 Lowe Rd. Largo,
off Hamlin Blvd. Piano, golf clubs,
tux, jewelry, Royal collectibles


MULTI APARTMENT MOVING
Sale. 223 Island Way,
Island Estates, across from Publix.
Thurs-Sat, Apr 12-14, 8-4.

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today for our
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management and organizing service. This is a flex-time position and
can range from 1-5 days per week. Applicants must be able to work
a physical 6-8 hour day and pass an extensive criminal
background & drug test.
Applications will be accepted in person only,
Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Apply at:
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6B Professional Services


Leader, April 12, 2012


TILE MARBLE & WOOD
INSTALLATIONS Call A Certified Arborist

Shower Walls, Tub Walls, Backsplashes,
Tile, Stone & Wood Flooring.PS
Marble Floor Polishing and Restoration.u
Native Tile, Inc. Over 25 years, We can handle all your Tree Care Needs
Licensed & Insured C-8188
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! S 1 FREE Estimates
Call Today For A Free EstimateS EVC
(727) 638-3937 021612


Andy's Air, Inc.
DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE
Owner And Save! Honest,
Affordable. #CAC1814825.
Andy's Air, Inc. (727)447-1903.
Visa/MC/Disc/AmEx.

AIR CONDITIONING REPAIRS
Low Rates! Free Estimates!
RLC Air Conditioning Systems,
Licensed, Insured.
#RA13076235. (727)215-2837.

AIR-FLO/ERWOOD
HTG. & A/C. CAC1816535
SALES SERVICE REPAIRS.
No Overtime Rates (7:30-7:30).
-Dryer Vent Cleaning
-Duct Cleaning -Duct Repairs
(727)528-1227




It's Hard To Stop A Trane*

HALE'S A/C SERVICE INC.
Reliable, Same-Day Service
On All Brands. Free Est. On
Replacement. (727)398-5515.
#CAC055503 www.halesac.com

Stay Cool This Summer!
S 59 Tune-up
0 -Special
'R-22


A/C Sales & Service.
New 3-Ton Split / System
Installed /10 Year Warranty.
$2,995*
(727)410-2090
Paradise Quality Construction
CMC-1249705
VISA j Restrictions Apply








GULF-FRONT CONSTRUCTION
Specializing In Design, Build,
Additions, Repairs, Remodeling.
Residential, Commercial.
Since 1971. #RR0065811.
(727)647-6990.


ALL WOOD Cabinets, Counter-
tops. Reface/Replace.
Free Estimates, Computer Design.
30 yrs. #C-9055. (727)391-0959.
MC/Visa/Discover.
www.kustomkitcheninc.com.






WOOD CABINETS
LOWEST PRICE!
38 Years. Made in our shop.
Reface, Repaint, Replace.
(727)536-0859, (727)504-0953
FREE ESTIMATES! Lic#C9362.
www.cometcabinetsinc.com
Complete Custom Cabinets:
Kitchens, Baths. Low Rates, Free
Estimates, All Work Guaranteed.
#C-8910. Carpenter's Corner of
Florida. Call (727)367-1450.



Don Bolam Enterprises, Inc.
Carpentry, Refacing, Repairs,
Doors, Moldings, etc.
43 yrs. in Pinellas. (727)443-3811.
CRC057276


WERTHMAN MODERNIZATION
Termite damage, drywall, texture,
move walls, interior remodel.
30+ years' experience.
C-5875. (727)686-3109.
DONE RIGHT CARPENTRY.
Rotted wood replaced, doors,
drywall, crown molding.
Trim/ Finish Specialty.
26 years serving Pinellas.
Lic#C-5826. Insured.
(727)443-5822.
DON'S DETAILS
Crown Molding, Chair Rails,
Bookshelves, Doors, Closet
Organizers, Mantles, Kitchens,
Baths. References. #C-9336.
(727)510-6592.




CROWN &T IM



30/Yrs. Finish Carpenter
Specializing in Crown Molding,
Coffered Ceilings, Mantles, Book-
cases, Wainscoting, Beadboard,
Columns/ Doorways, Kitchen
Cabinetry. Door Replacements.
Total Renovations.
Vince Mantegna Lic#C10576
Insured. (727)289-6999
wwwCROWNandTRIMbyDESIGN corn



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CUSTOM CABINETS & TRIM
727-692-1156
mcwoodworking.com
Lic# C9627



CELTIC CARPET CLEANING
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning.
$100 Whole House Special!
Restrictions Apply.
(727)290-7326.


CARPET REPAIRS BY TOM
Over 30-Years' Exp. in Pinellas.
Installation Available. Free Est.
(727)599-1135 (727)588-1591


"QUALITY CARPET"
Repairs, Re-stretches. Wood
Laminate, Carpet, Tile. Sales/
Service. Credit-cards accepted.
20-Years' Experience.
(727)527-1359.
CARPET CLEANING
DIVISION, (727)527-1088.




QUALITY CEILING
REFINISHING. INC.
*Popcorn Removal
*Cracked Ceilings
*Plaster/Drywall Repair
*Water Damage Repair
*Outdoor Ceilings
Job completed in
one day with 'no mess'!
100% Financing
Lic. #CRC-1326471 Bonded,
Insured, Free Est.
(727)446-3550
Established 1979




Bowes Expert Ceramic Tile Co.
Spring Specials On Showers,
Floors, Backsplashes & More. Call
Today. Free Estimates. Insured.
Lic#C-6341. (727)733-8453







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Ceramic Life-Style, Inc.
HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM
Low, Low Prices!! Repairs, New
Installations. #C5760. WHY
WAIT? (727)399-0770. Visa/MC



FREE ESTIMATES.
If CLEAN Is What You Want,
CLEAN Is What You Get,
When You Call Georgette.
(727)391-7866.
A-TEAM CLEANING
Condos, Homes, Offices,
Move-In/ Move-Outs. References,
Free estimates, 22-years'
experience. (727) 365-1228
AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates.
Superior Cleaning.
Residential, foreclosures, move-in/
out. Honest, professional,
experienced. References/ Insured.
(727)565-9280.
www.superioroffl.com
BLONDIE'S CLEANING
(727)320-6114
All I Leave Behind is Shine!
Guaranteed!
HEIDI'S DETAILED CLEANING
Service. 10-Years' Experience.
Licensed/ Insured/ Bonded
10% OFF First-Time Svc.
stpetersburgcleaningcompany.com
(727)254-1950.

SMichelle's
Housekeeping
Ita & do
yoar didty iWmf ...
$59 NEW CUSTOMER SPECIAL!
Meticulous House Cleaning, 20
Years Professional Experience!
Call for details! (727)251-5512.
mlchelleinclearwater@yahoo corn
NEED HELP CLEANING?
Family owned and operated.
Personalized services. No job too
big or too small, We do it all! For
FREE Estimate Call Pro Cleaning
Services, (727)277-3449.
REASONABLE RATES
In-House Laundry, Wash, Fold.
Vacation Rentals, Business
Offices, Homes, Clean-out.
(727)410-1201
whiteglovecleanngservice weebly corn
SPARKLE & SHINE
MAID SERVICE
"We Make Your Life Easier"
$10 off for New Customers!
7/Days A Week. (727)551-1509
TONY'S HANDS, INC. Cleaning,
Housekeeping. Commercial, Resi-
dential, Rentals. Excellent Work
Guaranteed! Licensed, Insured,
Bonded. www.tonyshands.com
(727)480-4475.


MARK EVANS COMPUTERS
New Computers. Hardware/ Parts
& Software Sales In shop or
On-site. All PC & Laptop Service,
Repairs & Upgrades. Over 20,000
computers serviced or built for
happy customers since 1999.
No problem we can't fix.
Call (727)455-8450.



CONCRETE 'N BLOCK
DMQ Group. State-Certified
Contractor, #CGC036131.
Quality Work, Reasonable Rates.
40-Years' Experience.
(727)393-7697, (727)459-8177

CAVEMAN


CONCRETE
Complete Concrete, Block &
Paver Work. Driveways,
Sidewalks, Patios. Residential/
Commercial. David Will,
(727)459-9710. #C10222.



Patio Door Repair Specialist
"I Get Them Sliding Again"
No Installations. Angie's List
2007-2008, 2010-2011 Super
Service Award! (727)733-4353.


CUSTOM DRAPERIES &
Valances, Bedding, Cushions,
Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours.
Since 1981. (727)397-5708.
Sewfinecustomsewing.com



B. BLEVINS DRYWALL
No Job Too Small! Water
Damage, Ceilings, Texturing.
Free Estimates. #C-7872/lns.
(727)638-4342.


PRO DRYWALL FINISHERS INC.
New or remodel, repairs, textures,
water damage, popcorn removal.
Lic#C-4918, (727)539-1293.



Affordable Quality Work
24-Hour Service. Free Est.
Senior Discount. #ER0009230
STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC.
(727)441-2788

GABRIEL ELECTRIC
Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7
Emergency Service. LOW Rates!!
Senior Discounts. Since 1986.
Insured. #ER0010733.
(727)442-0845.
HASENEY Electrical Services.
Free Estimates. Best Rates in
Area. 35-Years' Experience.
Insured. ViSA/MC. EC13001677.
(727)441-8434.
**$28 OFF REPAIR**
Same Day Service
We Specialize In Electrical
Repairs, Troubleshooting, New
Installs. No Job Too Small!
EC13004626. Insured. Visa/MC
Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Military/ Senior Discounts.
ThetaElectric.com
(727)475-2923.
All Calls Answered.
PROMPT SERVICE!
Repairs or New Wiring,
Remodel, Service Upgrades.
Lehmkuhl Electric, Inc.
EC13002289. (727)522-5352
www.lehmkuhlelectric.com
RILEY ELECTRIC CO.
For All Your Wiring Or Service
Needs. Generators, Panel
Upgrades, Circuits Added,
Remodeling, Marina, Dock Wring.
#EC13001284. For FAST Service
Call (727)530-5041.


BRUCE'S FURNITURE
Repair, Refinishing, Stripping.
Specializing In Caning.
Don't Buy New, "RENEW!"
Free Estimates. (727)439-7324.


FREE ESTIMATES!
Installations/ Repairs. I Fix It Or
It's Free!! C-8821/Ins.
Advanced Garage Door Services.
(727)585-3525.












BarnettAluminum.com
Seamless Gutters, Soffit, Fascia,
Siding, Screening, Patios,
Awnings, Windows. Satisfaction
Guaranteed. #C9302. Charles
Barnett, Inc. (727)528-2449.


A "HANDY MAN" TO KNOW
30-Years General Contractor
Experience, All Trades.
(727)424-6762, JOHN YOUNG.

ALL AROUND THE HOUSE!
Installations, Repairs, Since 1972.
Lic. C-9055; Insured.
Free Estimates. (727)391-0959.
www.kustomkitcheninc.com.

ALL MINOR HOME
Improvement desires finished
beautifully. 20-Years' Experience.
Call Pat, (727)290-7749 or
Richard (727)280-4547.
HANDY DANDY OLD MAN
For all your around-the-house
maintenance needs.
GMAN, (727)678-5136, Info.

CHARLIE'S CHORES
Repairs, Installation and Mainte-
nance. Very Professionally Done.
18-Years' Experience.
(727)804-9317.

HANDY ANDY HOME SERVICE
Experienced, Professional,
Economically Priced. Call/Text
(727)459-0010.

HANDYMAN SERVICE
Bucket truck available; nothing
too high! Trees, gutters, lights.
Clean-outs, Hauling. Doing
Business & Property Mgmt. in
Pinellas for 15 Years.
(727)487-3695.


RELIABLE HANDYMAN BILL
20-Years' Experience. Free Esti-
mates. No Job Too Small. 20%
Off w/Ad. (727)687-4565.

RON HOWE HANDYMAN SVC.
No Job Too Small. Also, Leaking
Roof Repairs. Lic#RC0031425.
30+ Years In Pinellas.
(727)584-6387.


AARON'S HAULING
Garage, House, Storage
Clean-outs. Household Items,
Construction, Yard Debris, Free
Metal Removal. (727)623-7219.

BILLY'S HAULING
Small Jobs OK. Yard/ Garage
Clean-outs, Small Repairs.
Available 7 Days/Week.
(727)393-7567 (727)644-6037
JUNK REMOVAL JOE
Low cost Hauling, Small & Large
Jobs. Household Clutter Gone!
Call (727)599-1522.




*NEW CONSTRUCTION
*Remodel *Repair &
*Handyman Services
(727)399-7991. Building
Contractor, CBC1258212
XENN CONSTRUCTION LLC

AFFORDABLE REMODELING
Full service contractor. Additions
and remodeling. Free Estimates.
(727)290-7574, (727)481-4147.
WSV GROUP INC.
Lic#CBC1254464
BETZ BUILDING Contractors,
Inc. All Phases Of Work. 35-Yrs.
Local Experience. I-CGC036272
(727)384-0347 (727)644-8847
"COMPLETE REMODELING"
Windows, Kitchens, Bathrooms,
Doors, Flooring, Tile, Drywall,
Trim; 18-years local experience.
CRC1326848, (727)460-3114.
J&K REMODELING CO.
Quality Remodels, Windows,
Doors, Kitchen & Bathrooms.
Free Estimates!
CBC1253003 VISA/MC
(727)798-8772 (727)798-8775
Perfect Touch Contracting, Inc.
Trim, structural, crown molding,
kitchens, baths and more.
Lic#C9338 Insured.
727-224-3076.























LONG TERM HOME HEALTH
Care Policy. Medicare Supple-
ments. Free Consultation. Local




CUSTOM CABINETS,
QUALITY WORKMANSHIP.
Licensed, Insured, References.
NCR, Inc. CBC1255512. Free

NelsonmonstructionRenoscom
B.B.B Accredited Member



Afford. Stone Patios, Palms,
Planting, Sodding, Clean-ups,
Tree/Palm, Hedge Trimming,
Stump-grinding, Xeriscaping.
(727)319-8195.

ALL BACKHOE/ BOBCAT Work.
Plant/sod removal, landscap-
ing, tree service, stump grind-
Ditches! Licensed, Insured, References.
Costimates!: (727)595-0429.









ANGEL'S LANDSCAPING
& LAWN SERVICE
Sod, Tree Trimming, Clean-Up.s
Free Estimates. Fully Licensed,
Insured. Se Habla Espanol.
AnStump-grelandscaping@gm, eriscaping.com
(727)319686-72688195.





(727)686-7268


AV PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Landscaping, Tree, Sod Services.
Prompt, Affordable.
Free Estimates. Se Habla Espanol
(727)557-4371.

DISCOUNT PALMS and PLANTS
Seminole's Wholesale Nursery
Design, Clean-up, Monthly
Maintenance, Sod, Tree Work,
Hauling, Free Estimates.
(727)385-7851.






LANDSCAPE DESIGN,
Brick Pavers, Sprinkler Systems,
Retaining Walls, Rock/ Shell/ Sod
Lawns. Lic#C8017, C6205,
(727)596-6749.

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WORMAN & SONS
LAWN SERVICES
Lawn Maintenance,
Landscaping, Sod, Clean-ups.
Commercial/ Residential,
Licensed/ Insured.
Free Estimates. (727)415-4684.


A LAWN SERVICE YOU CAN
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Tree, Palm Trimming, Leaf Rak-
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A Fantastic Price, A Fantastic
Job. Pinellas Suncoast Services.
Call Scott: (Seminole, Largo,
Beaches), (727)459-0962.

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AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE
FREE Estimates. Complete
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Trimming, Mulch, Sod.
Stump Grinding
Commercial/ Residential.
(727)678-3757.
BEST FOR LESS!
Complete Tree Work & Lawn
Care. Garage Clean-out, Hauling.
Dan: (727)249-6440
CUSTOM COUPLE
An Honest, Reliable, Quality Lawn
Service With 36-Years' Exp.
Monthly Maintenance From $55.
Call Darryl, (727)455-1288,
(727)393-8680.

$20 CUT
PROFESSIONAL YEAR-ROUND
Lawn Service. Bushes & Yard
Clean-Up. David, (727)453-2588.





EVERGREEN LAWNS,
Residential & Commercial Lawn
Maintenance, Landscaping,
Cleanups, Leaf Vacuuming,
Mulching, Shrub Trimming.
www.EgLawn.com
Free Estimates! (727)639-3596
FERG'S
LAWN CARE
Total Property Maintenance, Lawn
Deleafing, Monthly Service or
One-Time Cut, Tree Trimming,
Full Property Clean-ups. Licensed/
Insured. (727)479-8552.

GINNY'S LAWN CARE
Free Estimates!
Call (727)459-5499.

HENRY'S LAWN SERVICE
Mow, Edge, Trim & Clean-Ups,
Leaf Raking. Free Est. Lic. /Ins.
(727)688-4141.


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Mid-County Property Maint.
Cuts From $10. Will Beat Any
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(727)235-5412.
JOHN'S LAWN CARE
Year Round, Weekly, Monthly.
Mow, Edge, Trim. Free Estimates.
From $50/Month. (727)463-7916.

R&H RELIABLE LAWN CARE
Quality Service At Guaranteed
Lowest Prices! No Contracts.
Richard-(727)623-7963,





RELAX! LET US TAKE CARE
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Residential/ Commercial.
LAWN MAINTENANCE:
Mow, Trim, Edge, Blow,
Starting Price $19 Per Cut.
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Trimming, Landscape Design.
Lic /Ins. Free Estimates.
Call Alex, (727)251-1947,
(727)251-4638

TRIMWORKS PROPERTY Maint.
Complete Lawn & Tree Care,
Landscaping, Mulch, Sod,
Clean-ups. Free Estimates.
(727)289-1633.



ABE'S INTEGRITY MOVING
BBB (A Rated). Referral Based.
Honest, Affordable, Reliable.
IM1462. www.abesmoving.com
(727)446-6683.



A PLUS BURKE
PAINTING LLC
Attitude is everything...
When quality counts.
(727)397-2284
Interior / Exterior
Residential I/Commercial
Lic #C-4641





A. BOYD FARMER PAINTING.
Family Business, 30+ Yrs.
Residential & Commercial.
NO JOB TOO SMALL! 2 Coats
Paint, Power Wash & Prep Work.
Quality Guaranteed. Sr. Discount.
#C-8626. (727)458-3650.
TONY RICKARDS PAINTING INC
Interior, Exterior. Pressure Clean-
ing; Pool Decks, Driveways,
Roofs. Free Estimates. Insured.
#C-3923. (727)595-9177.
AFFORDABLE PAINTING
By Tim Barrett Painting, Inc.
20-Years' Experience. Honest &
Dependable. Insured. #C-9762.
Owner Operated. (727)391-6694.
*INTERIOR, $35+ PER ROOM*
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Tex-
tures, Drywall Repair. Dobraski
Bros. C-5352. (727)458-3477.
MARY LEONARD, INC.
Local Painting Contractors For
31+ Years. C-4075. Call John &
Mary, (727)595-8312.
PETER PAPPAS PAINTING, LLC
SPRING SPECIAL!!
2,000 Exterior SF for $1,300.
Wash, prep, seal & 2 coats paint.
Quality Guaranteed! #C5593.
(727)542-9547.

QUALITY ADDS VALUE!
Painting, Faux, Wall Textures,
Stripes. Many Skills, Meticulous.
Mark's Creative Finishes, C-4047.
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SAME DAY SERVICE
Payless Painting Services.
Interior, Exterior, Light Handyman
Work. See Pictures & Prices.
www.paylesspaintingl .corn
C-8369. (727)470-5876.



ROB'S PEST CONTROL
Roaches? Ants? Fleas? Serving
Pinellas since 1979. Call Now!
(727)392-2847 Cell (727)687-1730



MAGIC'S PET SALON
Grooming for Small Dogs
12551 Indian Rocks Road
Open by Appointment.
(727)400-4719


TURNER WALL & CEILING, INC.
Wall & Ceiling Repairs. Water
Damage, A/C Holes, Plastering,
Drywall Repairs And Texturing.
#C-5129 (727)391-3569.
ANDY'S STUCCO & Plastering.
Small Plaster/ Stucco Jobs. Patch
Work. Lic#C-6903. Insured. Free
Estimates. (727)524-8140,
(727)434-4386.



FAUCETS TO WATER HEATERS
No Job Too Small. Sewer And
Drain Cleaning. Serving Pinellas
26 Years. #RF0049545.
Ricks Plumbing, Inc.
(727)397-7809, (727)595-9611.
James McDaniel Plumbing
Full Service Master Plumber. No
Overtime Or Hidden Cost! Water
Heater Repair/ Replace. Sewer &
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Repairs. Lic/Ins. CFC1427191
(727)584-3046.
VALCO PLUMBING, INC.
*Discount on drain cleaning.
*Up-front pricing. *Faucets to
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RF11067030. Call (727)596-9500.

Small Job Specialist.
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Lic. #I-CFC057544.
All Work Done "By Glen"
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PLUMBING REPAIRS R-US, INC.
Repairs & Irrigation.
Owner operated. Low Rates.
Free estimates. 10% OFF W/AD!
CFC-1428533. Insured. Visa/MC.
(727)487-3645.



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Services as low as $60/mo.
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BLUE COLLAR POOLS
Owner/ Operator Lives Local
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(727)204-3301.

JEFF'S SWIMMING POOLS.
Pool service. Serving Largo,
Seminole, Belleair. No contracts.
Quality guaranteed! Jeff,
(727)492-7416, (813)765-1047.
LOW, FLAT, MONTHLY RATE!
Includes Chemicals. Same-Day
Service. Free Estimates. Call
Manny, (727)415-7188.


KRYSTAL KLEAR POOL SVC.
Firefighter Owned/ Operated
Since 1997. Licensed, Affordable,
Reliable. Most Pools Starting
@$60/Month. 50% OFF First
Month w/Ad. (727)517-6664.

LIVING WATER
POOL SERVICE
Weekly Service Or Chemical
Check Only, Includes Chemicals.
Family Owned. (727)204-1387.
MIKE'S POOL SERVICE
Commercial, Residential.
Licensed, Insured.
Service, Repairs.
Servicing all of Pinellas County.
(727)542-7189.


A XTREME Pressure Cleaning

Lic/Ins. We Clean Anything!!!
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Free Estimates. (727)585-2886.

ALWAYS FAITHFUL PRESSURE
Cleaning. Homes, Driveways,
Patios, Decks & Fences. Insured.
Call Vince, (727)488-8249.
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We clean Homes, Roofs, Decks,
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LOWEST PRICES ON ALL
Phases of Remodeling, Roofing,
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Wiggins Construction.
CGC1505594. (727)410-7323.

R.J. PATE CONTRACTING
Repair, Remodel, Updates,
kitchens, baths, windows, doors.
Free Estimates. I-CRC1326585.
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All Types Of Roofing /Repairs.
Family Owned/ Operated,
European Quality Craftsmanship.
CCC1326212.
(727)360-0500 (727)458-4355

ARK ROOFING
Re-Roofs, New Roofs,
Repairs. All Roof Types.
Licensed & Insured.
(727)793-4915
FL. Lic#l-CCC1326623
ROOF LEAKS?
Just Ask For Gary Spicer, Owner.
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Established 1987.
#ICCC-058189 (727)391-3620.





WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED
COMMERCIAL/ RESIDENTIAL
Shingle, Flat, Tile
Professional, Honest, Dependable
Free Estimates. Quality Work For
Less! Kidder & Sons Roofing
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www.kidderroofing.com

KURT DOMBROSKI ROOFING
Contractor, Inc. All Types Of
Roofing, Flat Roof Specialist.
Comm/Res. CCC-1326322.
(727)787-9216.
LOWEST ROOFING PRICES!
24-hour Emergency Repair &
Re-Roof Specialist. All Roofs.
Wiggins Construction,
#CCC1326580, (727)410-7323
MAGYAR ROOFING
All Types Of Roofs & Repairs.
Contractor On Site. Free
Estimates. CCC1328213.
(727)687-1279
SCOTT COOK ROOFING INC.
Owens-Corning Preferred
Contractor. Certified Installer. All
Types Of Roofs, Commercial &
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Licensed & Insured. Free Est.
RC0066914 (727)581-0963
WEST COAST ROOFING &
CONTRACTING, INC.
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J&J RESCREENING LLC
Rescreen Your Pool/ Lanai Today!
SINCE 1993. FREE Estimates.
Warranty. C-9682. Insured.
(727)522-1033.
PKS INC.
Aluminum/ Rescreening, Pool
Enclosures, Screen Rooms,
Windows. Installation. Free Est.
#C9596. Dependable.
(727)688-1364.


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Soffit, Fascia, Siding, Seamless
Gutters, Screening, Patios,
Awnings, Windows. Satisfaction
Guaranteed. #C9302. Charles
Barnett, Inc. (727)528-2449.


ALL SPRINKLERS/ PUMPS
Shallow Well Specialist! Free
Estimates. 30-Years Pinellas
County #C-5918. Kellis Williams.
(727)381-7132

RICHARDSON IRRIGATION
$25 System Check, Repairs extra.
Firefighter owned/ operated.
#C-9468. Free Estimates.
Call (727)424-1072.
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FREE Sprinkler Inspections
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FREE Estimates
Prompt, Professional, Dependable.
Deluxe Landscaping & Irrigation
Licensed & Insured. C-9895
(727)599-4663

GREG BARKER IRRIGATION
Complete design, service and re-
pair. Reclaimed water hook-ups.
Complete landscape design and
maintenance. Free Estimates.
(727)642-6556. Lic#C10268.


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R. FOLEY Irrigation/ Landscape,
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For Leaks, Adjust Heads, Program
Timer. C-9784. (727)367-7471.



Eddie's Professional Tree
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/Ins. Sr. Discount. (727)584-7308.


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(727)289-6535.
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Since 1978! Tree/ Stump removal,
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Free mulch, estimate. Lic/Ins.
(727)525-7433.
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Since 1989. LOWEST PRICES!
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Phil Turner, FL-5990A
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(727)452-5508
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Certified Arborist. (727)656-1366.

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Free Estimates. #C-5918.
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(727)488-9856.

SHANE'S WINDOW CLEANING
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Sci-fi thriller 'Lockout' breaks loose while Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth visit 'The Cabin in the Woods'


Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE

A number of new movies will hit theaters this
week, including the following films opening in wide
release:

'The Cabin in the Woods'
Genre: Horror
Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna
Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard
Jenkins and Bradley Whitford
Director: Drew Goddard
Rated: R
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods.
Bad things happen.
For those who think they know this story: Think
again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew
Goddard comes 'The Cabin in the Woods," a mind-
blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

'Lockout'
Genre: Action, science fiction and thriller
Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare,
Lennie James, Vincent Regan, Tim Plester, Anne-
Solenne Hatte, Yan Dron, Patrick Cauderlier, Milo-
rad Kapor, Bojan Peric and Mark Tankersley
Director: James Mather and Stephen St. Leger
Rated: PG-13
MS One is an experimental prison in space where
the 500 most dangerous criminals on planet Earth
are kept in an artificial sleep.
Leading a humanitarian mission, the daughter of
the U.S. president, Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace)
arrives on board the station, just as an unprece-
dentedly violent mutiny breaks out. Emilie and the
crew of MS One are taken hostage by the inmates.
President Warnock decides to send Agent Snow
(Guy Pearce) to MS One with the sole mission of
saving Emilie and nobody else ...

'The Three Stooges'
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Sean
Hayes, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Stephen Collins,
Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Hudson
Director: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
Rated: PG
Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by
nuns, newborns Moe, Larry and Curly grow up fin-
ger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-woo-
ing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded
misadventure.
Now, out to save their childhood home, only the
Three Stooges could become embroiled in an odd-
ball murder plot ... while stumbling into starring


roles in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.
What is the greatest motion picture comedy team
of all time? Some would award that title to the Marx
Brothers, others would favor Abbott and Costello, or
maybe Laurel and Hardy. But for legions of fans -
including children, their parents, and their parents'
parents the Three Stooges are the classic comedy
act. Larry, Curly and Moe's raucous physical antics
- pure of heart, but dim of wit are the last word in
timeless fun.
The following will open in limited release. It may be
several weeks before these films appear in local
movie theaters.

'Bad Ass'
Genre: Action
Cast: Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman, Charles S. Dut-
ton, Joyful Drake, Patrick Fabian, John Duffy, Win-
ter Ave Zoli and Danny Woodburn
Director: Craig Moss
Rated: R
Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns
home only to get shunned by society leaving him
without a job or his high school sweetheart.
It's not until 40 years later when an incident on a
commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black
man from a pair of skin heads) makes him a local
hero where he's suddenly celebrated once again.
But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse
when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the
police aren't doing anything about it.

'Blue Like Jazz'
Genre: Drama
Cast: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt and Tania
Raymonde
Director: Steve Taylor
Rated: PG-13
In "Blue Like Jazz," Don, a pious 19-year-old
sophomore at a Texas junior college, impulsively de-
cides to escape his religious upbringing for life in
the Pacific Northwest at one of the most progressive
campuses in America, Reed College in Portland.
Upon arrival, Reed's surroundings and eccentric
student body proves to be far different than he
could possibly imagine from the environment from
which he came, forcing him to embark on a journey
of self-discovery to understand who he is and what
he truly believes.
Roadside attractions

'Deadline'
Genre: Drama, mystery and thriller
Cast: Steve Talley, Anna Felix, Lauren Jenkins,


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Photo courtesy of FILMDISTRICT/OPEN ROAD FILMS
Maggie Grace stars as Emilie Warnock and Guy Pearce as Agent Snow in "Lockout."


Jackie Welch, Darryl Van Leer, Jeremy Childs,
David Dwyer, J.D. Souther and Eric Roberts
Director: Curt Hahn
Rated: PG-13
Inspired by a true story, "Deadline" is adapted
from Mark Ethridge's novel "Grievances."
The story of the murder of an African American
youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigat-
ed, unsolved and unpunished for almost 20 years.
But that changes when Nashville Times reporter
Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood
bent on discovering the truth.
Harper undertakes the investigation despite the
opposition of his publisher, violent threats from
mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancee and
his father's cancer diagnosis. "Deadline" is a story of
murder, family, race and of redemption for a small
Southern town and for Matt Harper.

'Detention'
Genre: Comedy and horror


Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Shanley
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Director: Joseph Kahn
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