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Editors note: This is the first segment in a series about the war on synthetic drugs in Pinellas County. The series continues next week. By SUZETTE PORTERThree years ago, it was prescription drugs. Today, local officials are on the front lines of an emerging new war. This time the enemy is synthetic drugs, commonly marketed as bath salts and herbal incense or potpourri. The names sound innocent enough, but these products sold under brand names such as K2, Spice and Ivory White, are as dangerous as the street drugs theyre designed to mimic, officials say. Product labels warn that theyre not for human consumption, but people are using them anyway to get a legal high. Paul Melton, an investigator for Pinellas Countys Justice and Consumer Services Department, is concerned about the many nuances involved in what could be the next epidemic menacing local communities. Hes most worried about the youth, who are taking drugs made from unknown compounds at a time when their brains are still developing. According to the Office of Adolescent Health, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in nine high school seniors reported using synthetic marijuana in the past year, making it one of the most frequently mentioned, second only to marijuana. Poison Control tells us that calls are increasing and over half of them are youth-oriented calls, Melton said during a recent interview with Tampa Bay Newspapers. Two basic types of synthetics drugs are currently on the radar. One is bath salts or designer cathinones, which are stimulants, advertised as synthetic speed or promising a cocaine-like high. The second is synthetic cannabinoids, a large family of chemicals similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, which are supposed to be relaxing and provide a calming effect. People are being lulled into a false sense of safety thinking these new alternatives are OK to use because they are readily available, unlike their illegal counterparts. But these drugs are very dangerous, Melton said. No one knows whats in them and the composition can vary with each batch since there are no quality controls in the manufacturing process. For example, he recently talked to a mother of a woman addicted to synthetic marijuana. Her daughter, who has a 3year-old daughter of her own, is now making the drug. Melton explains that the manufacturing process involves mixing chemical compounds together and then spraying them on vegetative materials to look like marijuana weed. Melton got involved when he was told that the daughter was crushing up Xanax pills and putting them in her mix. Meltons job for Justice and Consumer Services is regulation of clinics that write a high number of prescriptions for certain classes of pharmaceuticals, mostly pain medications. He is also highly involved in programs that educate and try to prevent drug problems. Xanax is one of the regulated drugs. He started looking deeper into the problem and found an alarming increase in the number of people calling the state poison control centers in relation to synthetic cathinones, bath salts, and in particular, synthetic cannabinoids, herbal incense. In 2010, poison control centers received 252 calls regarding synthetic marijuana. Sixteen callers were from Pinellas. By 2011, the statewide number had grown to 501 with 44 callers from Pinellas. For the first five months of 2012, calls from around the state totaled 249 with 25 from Pinellas. The numbers are smaller for bath salts, but the trend is the same with a leap from 21 calls statewide in 2010 to 154 in 2011. The number doubled in Pinellas going from three in 2010 to six in 2011. Through May of 2012, 39 calls had been received statewide and two from Pinellas. Its a pattern of increase, Melton said, while pointing out that the numbers do not include visits to emergency rooms, reports to substance See DRUGS, page 4AThis chart from the American Association of Poison Control Center on synthetic marijuana data from Nov. 3, 2011 shows an alarming increase of calls coming in throughout the United States. A similar trend is reported by Florida Poison Information Centers. Synthetic drugs: the dangers, the risks, the dilemma Vice mayor: City wont close poolCommission continues to get earful from residents on parks and recreation By TOM GERMONDLARGO The Southwest Pool will remain open, Vice Mayor Harriet Crozier said at the City Commissions Aug. 7 meeting, responding to continued citizen discussion about the future of the operation. In recent weeks the city has heard impassioned pleas from residents and others who use the pool to keep it open. She said she wanted to make it very clear that City Manager Mac Craig has not included closing the pool in the budget he has presented to the commission for the next fiscal year. Crozier was chairing the meeting in absence of Mayor Pat Gerard. Ill repeat it again. Thats not in the budget to be cut, Crozier said. The pool was on a list that the commission has not discussed, she said, and it may not even come up. A few residents at the meeting spoke in support of the pool and other recreational services. Among them was Laurie Koehler, who said she has loved living in Largo for many years. Noting that several divers from the West Florida Lightning Aquatics were being recognized that evening for their accomplishments at the 2012 Amateur Athletic Union Diving National Championships, Koehler said, where would they have learned to dive if we didnt have Southwest Pool? Every city has fire and law enforcement services, but whats going to make someone move to Largo? she said. The citys green space, Highland Recreation Center, Southwest Complex, the library and other amenities attract people to Largo, she said. See POOL, page 4ALARGO The Greater Largo Little League Senior All-Star Team won the state championship, shutting out Dade City 7-0 July 30. Largo put two runs on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning. Dade City attempted to battle back but left runners on the bases without scoring runs, said Melissa Creaser, Greater Little League chief information officer. Largo centerfielder Andrew Murphy threw out the Dade City runner Kaleb Johnson as he was attempting to put the first run on the board for his team. In the top of the fourth, Largos Travis Carden hit a home run that sailed over right field bringing the score to 3-0. The Dade City players battled to regain standing in the bottom of the 4th but Largo third baseman Angel Torres Jr. shut them down with a bullet thrown to first baseman Andy Weiss to end the inning, Creaser said. In the 5th inning Chris DAngelo, Largo second baseman, hit his first ever home run, bringing in Angel Torres and increasing the score to 5-0. As Dade Citys pitcher Blaine Duncan came off the mound, Dade City held Largo in the top of the 6th, hoping to put a run on the board. See LITTLE LEAGUE, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .10A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . .12-13A County . . . . . . . .2-3,5,7-8A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4,8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .9A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .13A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .11A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising MILITARYLargo soldier dies in AfghanistanThe Department of Defense announced Aug. 5 that the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. One of the two was Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Sitton, 26, of Largo. The second soldier, 1st Sgt. Russell R. Bell, 37, is from Tyler, Texas. Sitton and Bell died Aug. 2, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.Largo Little League All-Star Team wins state tournamentCounty sets tentative millage rates Commissioners can still lower the rates ... Page 2A. Productions include West Side Story, which comes to the stage next summer. .. Page 1B.Four Tony-nominated musicals coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall Volume XXXV,No. 3 August 9, 2012 www.TBNweekly.com 070512727-725-1052 2547 Countryside Blvd. #5 www.CustomHairTampa.com Look Good All Summer Long!$50 OFF Any New WigCustom Hair & Wigs 030112BACK AND NECK PAIN TREATMENTAUTO ACCIDENT INJURIESLow Back Pain Neck Pain Disc Problems Headaches Gregory Hollstrom II, D.C. 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People were encouraged to come to the beach and at high noon hold hands in a long line as a symbolic gesture against offshore drilling. Several hundred showed up and the line stretched as far as the eye could see. ... Page 3A.COUNTY At the box office Hope Springs pairs Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones), who are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. ... Page 3B.ENTERTAINMENT VIEWPOINTSTom GermondWatch out for stone faces at intersections, columnist says. Page 11A.
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This year, County Administrator Bob LaSala is recommending increases for the countywide general fund and emergency medical services fund.Tentative millage rates ready for county TRIM noticesLaSala said raising the general fund millage to 5.0307 should bring in enough money to pay the states Medicaid bill. The current general fund millage rate is 4.8108 mills. According to Bill Berger, interim budget manager, the rate hike would up the property tax bill for the owner of a home with an assessed value of $100,000 an additional $21.99. Commissioners can lower the rate before the final budget is approved on Sept. 18; however, they cannot raise it higher than that advertised in the TRIM notices. The only exception is rates set for the fire districts, which must be sufficient to bring in the revenue amount requested by the district. Commissioners seemed reluctant to begin discussion of millage rates. LaSala said he needed the boards direction so he could pass the information on to the property appraiser before the deadline on Aug. 3. I support the budget as presented, said Commissioner Susan Latvala. If the majority doesnt, we need to talk about it now.LaSala brought up the increase for EMS included in his budget presented to the board in July. The increase to 1.0355 would require unanimous approval. I had a premonition that theres not a unanimous vote to increase EMS, he said, saying if that were true, he would need to know where the money to balance the budget would come from. I had a premonition you would ask me to take it from reserves, he said. Berger said if reserve money were used, it would bring the EMS fund down to $13.8 million, which is 15.2 percent of the whole. By ordinance, the county advocates a 25 percent EMS reserve. After considerable discussion, including an optimistic look toward more affordable EMS services coming in 18 to 24 months, the majority conceded the way to go would be to take some of the money from reserves and make up the difference with a millage increase. TRIM notices will reflect an EMS millage rate of 0.9158, which according to Berger would cost $6.52 for the owner of a home with an assessed value of $100,000. Commissioner Norm Roche said he was against raising taxes and stood firm when it came to EMS. He said he could support an increase to pay the Medicaid bill if the money was set aside for that purpose only and the millage went down as soon as the bill was paid. Commissioner Ken Welch supports the general fund rate, saying theres not much choice; however, he said it was important that the public understand the bill is really coming from Tallahassee. Latvala stood her ground on taking money from reserve funds, prompting comments from Roche about an idea to create a separate catastrophe fund so all reserve funds would no longer be viewed as untouchable. No tax increases are coming for the MSTU (Multiple Services Taxing Unit) or Pinellas County Library Cooperative, which are paid by property owners in unincorporated areas only. Millage rates remain unchanged for the health department, library services, Feather Sound Community Services and the Pinellas Planning Council. A rate increase is proposed for the Palm Harbor Community Services District from 0.4378 to 0.5, upon request by district officials.Fire districtsMillage rate increases are coming for Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo and Safety Harbor fire districts, as follows: Clearwater from 2.6591 to 3.2092; Dunedin from 2.2576 to 3.5525; Largo from 3.5133 to 3.5609; Safety Harbor from 2.6800 to 2.7631. Last minute information allowed commissioners to lower the rate for South Pasadena from 3.1257 to 2.6181. County staff is currently negotiating with the lowest bidder, the city of St. Petersburg, to take over services at a much-reduced cost. Latvala said it might be a good idea to put others out to bid. It says to the community, were not going to take it anymore, she said, adding providing the best service and keeping it affordable was the best thing for the community. Commissioners will continue budget talks through August. The first public hearing is Thursday, Sept. 6, with the second final hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the fifth floor Assembly Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., and Clearwater. For more budget information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/ budget.TRIM notices will reflect an EMS millage rate of 0.9158, which according to county officials would cost $6.52 for the owner of a home with an assessed value of $100,000. Commissioners can lower the rate before the final budget is approved on Sept. 18. By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER As of Saturday, Aug. 4, just over 26 percent of the 245,297 mail ballots sent out had been received at the Supervisor of Elections Office, and 188 ballots were cast on the first day of early voting. Early voting continues through Aug. 11 at all three Elections offices from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. According to Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark, state law changed the dates for early voting, which now begins 10 days prior to an election and ends three days before election day. The law affects all but five Florida counties, which are bound by a U.S. Department of Justice pre-clearance order. Those counties cannot implement the new law until it is pre-cleared by a federal court, Clark said. We want to emphasize to Pinellas voters that our early voting dates are different than those for voters in Hillsborough County, Clark said. And the hours also will vary from county to county throughout the state as they did in the past. Supervisor of Elections Offices are located in: County Courthouse, Room 117, 315 Court St., Clearwater Starkey Lakes Corporate Center, 13001 Starkey Road, Largo County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Offices hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the following exceptions: Aug. 4-11: Saturday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12: Sunday, closed Aug. 13: Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14: Tuesday, Election Day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Mail ballotsRequests to have a ballot mailed for the Aug. 14 primary election must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Registered voters may still pick up ballots at any of the three Elections offices. Ballots must be returned no later than 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Voted mail-ballots can be dropped off at any of the three Elections offices as well as remote ballot drop-off sites. Voted ballots also may be mailed to the Supervisor of Elections with a first-class stamp. All mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at an Elections office. Mail ballots will not be accepted at polling places per state law. Remote ballot drop-off sites will be open through Aug.14 during specified hours at the following locations: Five of the Tax Collector Offices 743 Pinellas Ave. S., Tarpon Springs; 29399 U.S. 19 N. (near Curlew), Clearwater; 1663 Gulf-toBay Blvd., Clearwater; 1800 66th St. N., St. Petersburg; and 1067 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Ballots also can be dropped off at the Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor, as well as public libraries in East Lake, Oldsmar, Seminole and Pinellas Park, and the James Weldon Johnson Branch Library in St. Petersburg. Election employees will be stationed with secure ballot boxes inside each location. I Voted stickers are available. Some drop-off sites are open Saturdays. A complete schedule is included in mail ballot kits. Voters may check their ballot status online at www.votepinellas.com to find out the date the ballot is mailed and the date the voted ballot is received by the Supervisor of Elections. Florida is a closed primary state; only voters registered with a political party are eligible to vote in that partys primary. However, all voters may vote in the nonpartisan judicial and school board contests. To request a mail ballot or for additional information, visit www.votepinellas.com or call 464-VOTE (8383).Mail ballots arriving at Elections OfficeThe Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board adopted its proposed fiscal year 2013 millage rate July 31. The Governing Board adopted a proposed millage rate of 0.3928 mill, which is the same as the current fiscal year. Fiscal year 2013 will run from Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2013. With taxable property values declining by 2.9 percent, this rate will result in a $3 million reduction in ad valorem property tax revenue. The total proposed 2012-13 budget for the district is $159.7 million, 2.6 percent higher than the adopted budget for 2011-12, which was $155.5 million. The $4.2 million increase in the budget is primarily due to additional funding requests from local governments for water resources projects. The increase is funded from additional balances available from prior years due to the cancellation of projects and projects completed under budget. The proposed budget includes $83.4 million for capital/infrastructure and other district projects. The districts funds leveraged with its partners will result in a total investment of more than $134 million for water resource management projects benefitting the region. For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the fiscal year 201213 district tax would be $39.28 a year, or about $3.27 a month. County property appraisers will use the proposed fiscal year 2013 millage rate adopted by the governing board when mailing out Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices of proposed property taxes to residents.Water district approves proposed millage rate
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4A Leader, August 9, 2012 DRUGS, from page 1Aabuse counselors or private doctors. Dr. Cynthia R. Lewis-Younger, managing and medical director for Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa, agrees that over the last two years, the use of synthetic cathinones, bath salts, and synthetic marijuana, K2 and Spice, have risen in frequency. I think that is because of an innovation in the way that distributors are seeking to provide people with psychoactive substances, she said. They look for substances that are not controlled and package them as not for human consumption. They essentially are attempting to stay one step ahead of law enforcement. She also agreed that the numbers coming from the poison information center are an underestimate of the true problem. Physicians are not required to report cases to the poison centers, and users whose effects are not recognized are also not reported, she said. Users will not report to us when they are not concerned about the effects they feel. The numbers we have are only those severe enough to be reported to the poison centers usually because they need emergency and/or critical care.Illegal or notSynthetic substances are illegal in the state of Florida. Gov. Rick Scott signed a law on March 23, expanding the ban on synthetic drugs and placing more than 90 chemicals contained in bath salts and synthetic marijuana on the list of Schedule I drugs, making possession, sale and/or distribution a felony charge. While the law is good, people making the drugs are changing the chemicals as fast as theyre banned, Melton said. Products have to be tested to find out if they contain a chemical on the ban list. If the lab cant match the chemical in the product, law enforcement cant make a case. Melton admits it is frustrating because it is easier for the manufacturers to get a new chemical than it is to get a law amended to add to the ban list. The solution may be in a new law Melton and other concerned officials are working on that would become more of a living document, so changes to the ban list could be made as soon as new compounds are identified. Despite state law, synthetic drugs can be purchased readily at local convenience stores, smoke shops and online. They come from China and India, as well as local manufacturers. Melton said businesses buy from local suppliers who show up and offer the product for sale. No one knows whats in it, except maybe the manufacturers, and theres no guarantee that the product under the same label will be the same from day to day. Chemicals imported into the United States are often mislabeled to avoid detection. Targeting the youthMelton said an even bigger problem is the population that suppliers most-often target the youth. Melton talked to a convenience store owner in Clearwater who sells the products. The storeowner reported that of his 60 customers a week, about half were kids from a nearby school. Melton said some storeowners dont think theyre doing anything wrong. They say theyre not to blame for people using the product for purposes other than what is stated on the packaging. But, because the products are sold in local convenience stores, people seem to think theyre OK to use, said Marvin Coleman, vice president of Community and Business Relations at Operation Par. And the younger the client, the worse the perspective, Coleman said. The packaging is so sophisticated. They use cartoon characters, which gives the false illusion that these companies are cosigning off on it. Everyone assumes they are safe, but they dont know whats put in it, he said. Synthetic drugs are marketed under a variety of colorful street names. Bath salts can be found labeled as Ivory White, Vanilla Sky, Pure Ivory, Whack, Bolivian Bath, Sextacy, Gloom, Purple Rain, Hurricane Charlie, Fly, Purple Wave, Charge+, Ocean Burst, Crush and White Rush. Popular names for synthetic marijuana include K2, Spice Silver, Spice Gold, Mr. Nice Guy, Yucatan Fire, Red Nugz, Smoke, Genie, Blue Majik, Puff, Ninja, Dark Night and King Krypto. Packaging is one way Melton hopes to combat the problem. Oftentimes packaging mimics copyrighted materials with some using the likeness of Scooby Doo or celebrities, such as Demi Moore or Charlie Sheen. Melton said he reported the problem to Demi Moores agent. Letters are also being sent to parent companies of the convenience stores, such as the gas supplier or franchiser, to inform them of the problem. Laws and educationPinellas County law enforcement can use current paraphernalia laws in the fight against synthetics. Melton said the drugs are often displayed next to the pipes or other smoke accessories at local stores. Largo and Pinellas Park have been aggressive with their enforcement, using the paraphernalia law, he said. Deputies recently delivered a signed notice from Sheriff Bob Gualtieri to 190 independently owned convenience stores in July recommending compliance with a state law that bans the possession and sale of those chemicals found in synthetic marijuana. Narcotics Sgt. Dan Zsido said Aug. 3 that the letter was helping. While law enforcement continues to fight the problem, stronger laws that are more flexible are needed on a local, state and federal level, Melton said. Pinellas County Commissioners approved an amendment to the existing paraphernalia ordinance Aug. 7 requiring stores that sell those items to post a warning in an effort to educate parents. While folks seem to know where to go to get their pipes, etc., we are finding that parents are not as aware of the ease of access to these products, Melton said. The warnings are one of several steps moving forward including a broader education campaign for parents. Commissioners continued consideration of advertisement of public hearing on a new ordinance on substances of significant concern. Melton said the ordinance would provide for bath salts and synthetic marijuana and other DEA listed chemicals of concern that have emerged recently in Pinellas. He said education and awareness are important to getting a handle on the problem. Collaboration among community partners is paramount. Government and law enforcement can only do so much, he said. The community has to become involved.Synthetic drugs, bath salts, herbal incense and potpourri, are professionally packaged under a variety of brand names. Officials say the packaging makes people believe theyre safe to use. By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Convenience stores, gas stations, pawnshops and other retailers that sell drug paraphernalia now must post notice at the entrance of their store informing parents that the products are on the premises. Stores, such as tobacco outlets and head shops that sell paraphernalia and restrict view of the products to people age 18 and over are exempt. Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously approved the amendment to the existing paraphernalia ordinance Aug. 7. According to Tim Burns, director of Justice and Consumer Services, said the intent of the amendment is to keep the products away from youth and make parents more aware. The signs would inform parents of the problem, he said. Kids know where this stuff is, he said. Commissioners discussed looking at the current ordinance to tweak language to make it easier to enforce the countys requirement that paraphernalia not be displayed where it can be seen by anyone under the age of 18. Carl Brody, with the county attorneys office, explained that to get a case through the courts, law enforcement must prove that someone under the age of 18 did enter a store and was able to see the products. This requires law enforcement to use undercover teens to make buys to make their case. The signs wont help with that issue, but it will serve to educate parents of the availability. Burns said the recommendation was to require the sign to say that the products were on the premises, not that they were being sold because they do not want the signs to be considered advertisements for the product. Commissioners also agreed to continue discussion on a new ordinance on substances of significant concern until the county administrator and county attorney could work on some of the language and answer commissioners questions. The ordinance is designed to add a division to address manufacturing, sales and monitoring of substances that may not yet be addressed by state or federal laws. Burns explained that the ordinance would take on the much broader issue beyond bath salts, synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs to take on emerging substances in the marketplace, such as Kratom. Some commissioners were concerned about actions that might result in a ban of substances. The commission also discussed whether actions should include the population as a whole or just those under the age of 18. The idea is to form a committee that would evaluate the substances and take action, including banning products. A complete ban is a big deal, said Commissioner Nancy Bostock. She is concerned about giving that much authority to a committee, as opposed to having a committee make a recommendation to the commission. County Attorney Jim Bennett said he would look at the ordinance, in particular the section about the composition and authority of the committee, the section on how stores would be warned, issue of age restrictions and other issues. Well get this shaped up, he said. I want to make sure we move this forward, said Commissioner Ken Welch. We see whats happening right in front of us. But it is a good idea to get it right. But lets not lose track of it. Local officials are concerned with the time it takes to get laws passed at the federal and state level to address new potentially harmful substances in the marketplace. I know we can move faster than the state, Commission Chair John Morroni said, while cautioning that it was still important that the county work with the state on the issue. We need to continue to march forward, he said.County Commission amends paraphernalia lawCity approves tighter restrictions on homelessCLEARWATER Plagued by a chronic homeless problem that was interfering with the tourism industry that is the lifeblood of Clearwaters economy, city officials spent $25,000 to hire Dr. Robert Marbut, a consultant who founded a homeless shelter in Texas, to come up with a solution. Marbut advocated a get-tough approach. Marbut had Assistant City Attorney Rob Surette draft three proposed ordinances that were designed to alleviate the homeless problem in the Clearwater Beach tourist district, the downtown core and the East Gateway corridor. One would make panhandling in traffic an offense punishable by up to 60 days in jail, instead of the fine that is currently the maximum penalty. Another would prohibit sitting or lying on sidewalks and other public rights-of-way between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. with certain specified exceptions, such as sitting on a park bench or in a wheelchair. Surette stressed that the right-of-way ordinance is intended to promote public safety, not to harass the homeless. There is no intent to arrest somebody, he said. Thats the last alternative an officer has. The third proposed ordinance would prohibit lodging out-of-doors in a tent, sleeping bag, cardboard box or other temporary shelter. Surette said that the primary objectives of this ordinance is to protect the homeless, some of whom have been robbed in their sleep, as well as to alleviate the danger of someone tripping over a vagrant sleeping on the sidewalk. First-time offenders would be offered a ride to a homeless shelter or, if they declined that offer, told to move along. Either way, their name would be entered in a police database so repeat offenders could be identified. Second offenders would be driven to a homeless shelter and their belongings that were too bulky to take along would be stored in police headquarters for up to 60 days at no cost. Second offenders who refuse to go to a shelter would be subject to arrest, as would those with three or more offenses. Reaction from members of the public who spoke at the July 19 City Council meeting was mixed. A downtown businessman said that the homeless in the Station Square area are driving away potential real estate investors. But the president of a nearby neighborhood association feared that if the homeless are run out of downtown, they will move into the city parks in adjacent neighborhoods. A Methodist pastor said that the homeless problem isnt nearly as bad as city officials make it out to be and urged compassion for the homeless. A woman who now has a job and owns her own home said that three years ago, she and her 15-year-old son were homeless on the steps of that pastors church until the pastor found them space in a homeless shelter. She said that dealing with the homeless is a job for the social service agencies, not the police. An elderly Puerto Rican immigrant couple agreed, saying the proposed ordinances are unjust and not Christian. James McMannus, who has been homeless for three years and does day labor for $7 an hour said that he agreed with the proposed bans on panhandling in traffic and sitting or lying on public sidewalks. But he said that he and others like him must sleep downtown because they have to be at the labor pool by 5 a.m. if they want to work that day, and there are no buses that run from Safe Harbor or other homeless shelters to downtown at that hour of the morning. I must sleep somewhere, McMannus said. Safe Harbor is a wonderful place but its not for me because I work day labor. I dont want to break a law. I dont want to be someones problem. Vice Mayor Paul Gibson empathized with McMannus and asked Councilmember Bill Jonson, who serves on the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board, to see if an early-morning bus could be arranged from the area of Safe Harbor to downtown Clearwater to help people like McMannus. What hes doing is exactly what we want him to do, Gibson said of McMannus. And if we have a process that is precluding him from doing that, we need to fix the process. In the end, all three ordinances passed by a unanimous vote. Lester DaileyIRB to explore adding communitypolicing deputyINDIAN ROCKS BEACH The city of Indian Rocks Beach could soon be introducing a new community-policing deputy if the city commission decides the $89,000 price tag is worth it. A community-policing deputy is different than a regular patrol deputy in that he or she will have time to get involved in community activities and will have time to find out specific needs and complaints and deal with them. In recent months some residents have complained to the commission about the way they are treated by regular patrol deputies. To some, the introduction of a community-policing deputy will help solve those issues. Commissioner Phil Hanna believes as much. He said time is a factor with the deputies trying to do regular patrol work. They are out there keeping us safe and making sure we are getting adequate police protection. But we desperately need a community officer too, someone who will bring another type of police work to our city, he said. The job of the community-policing deputy will be more than that, according to Mayor R.B. Johnson. Weve had some issues from time to time and this type of officer could help with those issues, he said. A community officer would have a good knowledge and depth about the city, its quirks and neighborhood patterns. The regular patrol officers have their duties; the community officer would have more time to focus. The city of Seminole has had a community-policing deputy for several years and the administration is pleased with it. Harry Kyne, the director of administration in Seminole, says the position is a valuable one. It is very much working out, he said. The officer coordinates Neighborhood Watch groups, he rides his bike around our commercial neighborhood and visits store owners and hears about their needs. He also is very active in special events and is always there when something extra is going on in town. And if extra help is needed he is able to get other community officers from nearby communities to come and help. It is that aspect of community-policing that interests Mayor Johnson. The officer can patrol on foot or ride a bike, and can be very flexible, he said. That part has always been attractive to me. There is also a practical side of having a community-policing deputy in the city. It will add a full time deputy to the community. City Manager Chuck Coward sees it as an added bonus to everyday policing. It will mean that we will have two full-time deputies on duty during the daytime hours, seven days a week now, he said. Right now we have two deputies patrolling the town on the evening shift and two more on the all night shift. But during the daytime there are two days when weve only got one deputy on duty. The community-policing officer will mean well have full coverage 24/7 all year round. Coward says the officer has been described as the missing link between straight patrol work and community activities. Both Johnson and Coward feel the upcoming budget can handle the extra $89,000 the community officer would cost. Johnson says it is worth the investment to see if it will work in IRB. It isnt as though were signing on for 10 years with no way out, he said. We can try it for a year and assess it and if the job gets done and everybody is happy then we can find a way to make it work. Hanna put his own definition on the community-policing concept. I call the regular patrol deputies the sharp-edgers, he said. They dont have time to be touchy-feely when they are dealing with day to day investigations. The community officer will be the soft-edge person. We all need some tender care from time to time. Brian Goff LITTLE LEAGUE, from page 1ADade City first baseman Derek Pious hit a line drive to left field but Largo left fielder, Ryan Cunningham, made an amazing catch of a pop fly that set the Largo bench alive with cheers, Creaser said. Largo scored two runs in the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th, Largo pitcher Derek Gibree, who had pitched the entire game, was coming close to the top of his pitch count. With only a few pitches left at his disposal, he knuckled down along with his fellow teammates to end the game with exactly 95 pitches, Creaser said. The team traveled to Melbourne to vie in the Southeast Regional Tournament. They advanced to semi-finals and played for the championship. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Largo lost to the host team, West Melbourne, 10-0, Aug. 7, in the championship game. For more information about the Greater Largo Little League, call 584-5505, visit www.facebook.com/GreaterLargoLittleLeague or email GreaterLargoLittleLeague@yahoo.com. POOL, from page 1AThe community center its beautiful. All these things are so beautiful, and a lot of times I think sometimes many people take it for granted but thats what people want in Largo. They want the police and fire, and Im not going to berate any department, but I think when budget talks start, I think you need to scrutinize other departments budgets as much as you scrutinize the parks and rec, Koehler said. Robert Hunsicker, a candidate for City Commission, said that he has wondered for years why the pool is closed after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and all day Sunday. This is exactly when most parents are not working and could take their children to that pool and use the facility. It just doesnt make any sense. This pool is a gem, he said. The Olympic-sized Southwest Pool is an outside swimming facility that hosts many aquatic events throughout the year. It features two diving boards, fitness swimming lanes, bathhouse facilities, shade structures and bleacher areas. Several swimming organizations and school swimming programs train at the facility, which is at 13120 Vonn Road. Commissioners are reviewing the citys proposed $61.3 million operating budget and considering $2.6 million in reductions. Two public hearings on the budget will be held in September. In other matters, Croizer said that the city manager and herself have discussed honoring Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton of Largo and 1st Sgt. Russell R. Bell of Tyler, Texas, during the citys Memorial Day ceremony. The soldiers were killed Aug. 2 in Afghanistan. Also at the meeting, commissioners authorized staff to present a proposed ordinance to the Planning Board that would increase the impervious surface ratio for residential properties from 50 to 65 percent. The impervious surface ratio is the percentage of a site that is impervious to water, such as paving, buildings or swimming pools. 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Anybody who has information related to this crime or to the identity of the suspects involved are asked to contact Detective R. Zdzierak of the Largo Police Department's Investigative Services Division at 586-7325.Deputies seek help to find robberLARGO Pinellas County sheriffs deputies are looking for a black male wanted in connection with the July 28 robbery of D&S Bicycle Shop, 11561 Walsingham Road, Suite E, Largo. According to the sheriffs report, Daniel Lee Block, 55, owner of the shop, was standing outside about 3:20 p.m. when a man approached him and shoved a handgun into his stomach. The suspect demanded Blocks wallet. A struggle ensued and Block was struck in the head several times with the handgun. The suspect eventually fled the scene without getting any of Blocks belongings. The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, dark shorts and a white baseball hat. 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Officers found one of the suspects, Connor Demots, 18, who had just purchased more than $100-worth of cigarettes using the victims credit card. Demots of Clearwater was arrested and charged with strongarm robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond. Detectives were still working on locating the second suspect.Teen gets life-threatening injuries from gunCLEARWATER An accidental shooting on Aug. 2 left a teenage boy with life-threatening injuries, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. Two juveniles on the 1300 block of Browning Street were allegedly handling a Smith & Weston 9mm handgun when it went off, striking a 15year-old boy, the report said. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The boys were not aware that the gun was loaded, the report said, and one of the juveniles had brought the gun to the residence. 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To remain anonymous, send a tip via text message to 857511 (TIP411) or at www.clearwaterpolice.org or through the Clearwater Police Facebook page by clicking the submit a tip tab.Vehicles burglarizedCLEARWATER On Aug. 5 there were six vehicles that were burglarized in the parking lot at Sand Key Park, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. The unknown suspects smashed windows, punched locks and hit unlocked vehicles, the report said. Once inside the vehicles, they searched the interiors and took wallets, GPS devices and sunglasses. Police will have extra patrols in the area, but police urge the public to take steps to protect their property. For instance, do not leave valuables in the car, especially not in plain sight. Police beat Police beat Did you always think of letting others know about that neighbor who once climbed Mount Everest, or the quiet bagger at the grocery store who saved a childs life? Maybe your hero is exceptional in a quieter way. 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Empowering business for 60 years! Chamber Chairman of the Board David Puckett, Business Relationship Manager, GTE Federal Credit UnionWelcomeWelcome to the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce monthly Connection page in your Largo Leader. We are happy to have this opportunity to update the community on the Chambers many ongoing efforts. For the past 60 years, our volunteer-driven association has been empowering business by providing the necessary tools and resources to help them succeed. This includes networking leads groups, government advocacy and economic development initiatives in addition to programs and events focused on professional development. Most importantly, the Chamber consists of people who realize that they can accomplish collectively what they cannot accomplish individually. If a Return on Involvement (ROI) is your approach to business and life in general, then youd be a welcome addition to the Chamber family. Please visit www.CentralChamber.biz to learn more or call us at 727-584-2321.Network in fancy footwear! Chambers Annual Shake, Rattle & BowlThe Chamber will hold its 8th Annual Shake, Rattle & Bowl on Thursday, August 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Liberty Bowling Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road, Largo. This family-friendly networking event will feature bowling, refreshments and a variety of great prizes. Cost is $200 to sponsor a lane which includes a team of four to five bowlers, company name advertised on bowling lane, food and beverages, name and logo on commemorative program and prize contests. Basic team registration is $125 for a team of four to five players which includes food and prize contests or $25 a person. The Chamber will create a team of bowlers for every five individual players. Space is limited to 20 teams. To register or for more information, call the Chamber at 584-2321 or email tom@CentralChamber.biz.Annual Meeting Celebrates AchievementsThe 60th Annual Meeting of the Chamber will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. The breakfast event begins with coffee and registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The program will include a look at the chambers 2011/2012 achievements and the presentation of its annual awards including Citizen of the Year, Small Business Leader and Chamber Member of the Year. A salute to outgoing chamber officers and recognition of its new leadership will be featured as well. Cost of the meeting is $38 a person with tables of eight available for $300. Place reservations in advance by credit card by calling the Chamber at 727-584-2321.Chamber Business After Hours Mixer at BeefOBradysThe Chamber will hold its monthly Business After Hours networking event on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at BeefOBradys, 13847 Walsingham Road, Largo. The event is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Advance registration is recommended. To register, call 727-584-2321 or email tom@CentralChamber.biz.Chamber Awards Luncheon Aims to InspireThe Chambers 4th Annual Women Inspire Awards Luncheon takes place next Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at the Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The Inspire Awards celebrate individuals in Central Pinellas who have had a positive impact on the lives of others through their leadership in the workplace and/or involvement in the community. Nominations have been accepted and four winners will be honored at the luncheon. MedExpress Urgent Care, Dex Imaging and Largo Medical Center are sponsors. Cost of the luncheon is $20 for chamber members and $25 for guests. To register, call the Chamber at 727-584-2321 or email events@CentralChamber.biz.151 3rd Street N.W. Largo, FL 33770 727-584-2321www.CentralChamber.biz Each month the Chamber holds a Presidents Luncheon sponsored by the Palms of Largo. July guests included, from left, new Largo High School Principal Brad Finkbiner, Brenda Alvarado of B&NMultiServices.com, Bethany Smith of Devcon, Scott Lake of RS Williams & Associates, Lindsey Edwards of Palms of Largo, Michele Barrett of Arthritis Research Institute of America, Laurie Bunce of Centratel Telephones and Tina Trowbridge of FDIS Windy City.Free SCORE Business Counseling Available at ChamberThe Chamber hosts business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at it offices by appointment every first and third Thursday monthly. 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Seminole band boosters hope Mini giveaway gets good resultssold and $75,000 in revenue is raised, the boosters will still net about $50,000 after the cost of the car. In the meantime, Fox said the car will be on display at some tentative band functions in the area, including a proposed Spirit Night sometime in September at the Cali Shack, 8595 Seminole Blvd. Details on that one are still being worked out. The car also can be seen at the dealership in Wesley Chapel, located at the intersection of State Road 56 and Interstate 75. For information on purchasing a raffle ticket, call 481-5419. By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE A passing conversation between a member of the Seminole High School band boosters and a former SHS drum major has resulted in what could be the largest fundraiser for the bands trip to the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. Roger Fox, an investment counselor who doubles as corporate sponsorship chair for the boosters, and Jack Rowland, a 1980 SHS graduate who was drum major his senior year, brainstormed an effort to organize a raffle for a 2012 Mini Cooper Baker Street Limited Edition that will be given away Saturday, Oct. 6 during the bands annual Seminole Sound Spectacular event at the SHS football stadium. If successful in selling all 4,000 of the $25 tickets, the effort will result in a net profit of about $74,000 for the boosters. All funds will be used to help defray the cost of sending the Warhawk Marching Band to the Rose Parade Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. With 120 to 130 students making the trip at a cost of about $2,000 each, the need to raise a large sum is important. I came up with the idea, said Fox. I was kind of thinking out loud and discussed it with (band director) Chip Wood. I said we just raised a large amount to go to the Macys (Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 2010) and people in the community may not be able to help fund this with such a quick turnaround. I said we need to think bigger. Fox said something exciting was needed and Wood gave him the green light to move ahead. I first tried to approach Honda because theyre the sponsors of the Rose Parade, but they couldnt do it, said Fox. I talked to a few other auto dealerships and nothing worked out. Rowland, a former photographer and photo director for the Tampa Bay Times, had recently joined the sales team at Mini of Wesley Chapel. I mentioned the (the car raffle concept) to Jack and then, jokingly a few weeks later I asked him hows that new car coming along? Rowland took the passing comment to heart and approached his boss, Malcolm Cheek, the general manager of the Wesley Chapel dealership. Cheek gave his approval and Rowland went to work ordering the car in early June. I decided lets go for one of (three) special editions, said Rowland. I configured the car with special paint and stripes, a leather and cloth interior, upgraded the stereo system and added a keyless entry system that allows you to start the car by pushing one button. As a longtime Mini Cooper enthusiast and the owner of three Minis, Rowland was the perfect person for the job. After assembly began in Oxfordshire, England, the sparkling black and gray vehicle was delivered to the dealership on July 26. The Baker Street edition, named for the address of fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes, features a 121-horsepower engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, black 16-inch twinspoke alloy wheels, an on-board computer, leather steering wheel, a chrome exterior package, front fog lamps and more. The car also gets good fuel efficiency (28 miles per gallon in the city, 36 mpg highway). Minis are very popular for raffles, said Rowland. Theyre the kind of car that is a fun car to drive and its a car that is still relatively unique. Once Rowland and Fox worked out a deal for the car (the boosters will pay dealer cost), there was the issue of getting the approval of Pinellas County Schools for the boosters to run a raffle. According to the School Board Redbook policy, we thought we had room to work within the guidelines, said Fox. We just couldnt wait for approval. So the boosters approached the Kiwanis Club of Seminole to run the raffle. After some initial discussion, the club agreed to handle the sales of the tickets and open a bank account in the booster clubs name to handle the revenue stream. So far, the results have been very positive, said Dave Kinsey, a past president of the Kiwanis club and liaison to the band boosters. I just put $3,900 in the bank the other day. Were thinking this is going to be a big success. In addition to the drawing for the car, the boosters plan to have drawings for as many as seven or eight additional gifts on Oct. 6. So far those items include a diamond pendant valued at $2,800 and a one-week stay at a Cape Cod timeshare. So, in the event you dont win the car, theres the possibility of winning one of these other prizes, Fox said. Should all 4,000 tickets not sell out, Fox said the revenue raised would be used for a 50/50 raffle. The key figure is 2,100 tickets sold. If we have not sold 2,100 by the drawing date, we dont have to pay the dealership for the car, said Fox. The dealership has a hold harmless clause in the agreement and would take the car back, no questions asked. Theyd be able to sell it in a few days. So if we sell 2,000 tickets, we would have a 50/50 based on $50,000, Fox said. In the event 3,000 tickers are Photo by JACK ROWLANDThis 2012 Mini Cooper Baker Street Limited Edition that will be given away in a raffle Saturday, Oct. 6 during the Seminole High School bands annual Seminole Sound Spectacular event at the SHS football stadium.
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We Specialize in Family Law: Divorce Custody Child Support Modification Adoption Criminal Wills Free ConsultationTODD LAW OFFICES5315 Park Boulevard, Suite 3 Pinellas Park 727-545-8633www.toddlawoffices.com Jennifer ToddAttorney Double language barrierDeaf woman conquers the odds to speak English By JULIANA A. TORRESST. PETERSBURG Since she was a little girl, communication has been a struggle for Bingqing Fang but its a challenge shes tackled head on. Fang, who lives in Lealman, grew up in Shanghai, China. When she was 10, she got sick and was overdosed with the antibiotic drug streptomycin. She lost her hearing overnight and never recovered it. My parents were so confused that I became deaf, and they never lost hope that someday, with new medicine, my hearing could come back, Fang explained. So they (didnt) want me to learn sign languages, they wanted me to be a normal person. This was (the) hard part for me, she said. Fang learned to read lips, but it was five years before she found her voice again. It was really hard to (speak) up ... because my world was so silent, she said. Fortunately, Fangs grandmother was a college professor and began giving her granddaughter special lessons at home to teach her to pronounce Chinese letters, words and phrases. Lots of repetition and practice paid off. I did find my voice after many years, Fang said. Now I can speak Mandarin Chinese very well, and just a few people ... remember that I am deaf. This success has given me unbelievable confidence to try to learn other languages. That confidence became useful as Fang moved to the Czech Republic. My parents believed that opportunities would be better there for me, Fang explained. Fang described the China of her youth as a country in political upheaval. Even though her grandparents and parents were well educated with bachelors and masters degrees that were a rare accomplishment at the time they were paid low wages and treated very badly, Fang said. Fang had trained as a chef in China and worked for five years at a Czech restaurant, where she met her husband, Zdenek Sofr. She learned to read lips in Czech. Ten years ago, the Fangs who have two children Dennis, 10 and David, 8 moved to the United States. Bingqings pursuit of language started all over again. Again, it was hard for her to not only learn the language, but also learn to lip read and speak the foreign language. Nobody would understand what Im talking about, so I dont want to talk, Fang said, recalling the experience. Last fall, Fang started taking classes at the Tomlinson Adult Learning Center in downtown St. Petersburg. About five months ago, the classes gave her use of software called NativeAccent, which proved to be particularly useful to her language acquisition. The beauty of the software in this situation is when she talks, you can understand exactly what shes saying, said Paul Musselman, CEO of Carnegie Speech, which produces NativeAccent. Its easy to forget that shes deaf. Musselman and representatives from Carnegie Speech traveled to Pinellas County to meet Fang on July 16. They said Fang is an excellent example of how the software can help nonnative speakers and in Fangs case, even deaf speakers to speak English so they can be understood. We call it an intelligent language learning solution, Musselman said. Once weve diagnosed what a persons individual challenge is, our lessons are developed in real time for that person specifically. Fang demonstrated how the program shows in pictures where to place her tongue, lips and mouth to make specific sounds. A headset she wears recorded her spoken sentence and gave Fang feedback on how she sounded. Other students can hear the phrase or words that theyre supposed to repeat in the headset.But I dont hear it, Fang said with one of her broad smiles. When the person repeats the sentence, we can then analyze the consonant and vowel and how the person actually makes the certain sounds, Musselman said. Fang said the fact that she can practice over and over with a computer is helpful. Before she was nervous to speak up to a person who might laugh at the way she sounded. But now I know my sound. People will understand. So I start to talk, she said. I make friends with people. I go to parties. I dont worry about conversations. I think these programs make me feel more confident. Even Fangs teachers are impressed with what she has accomplished since enrolling at the learning center. She is really a prodigy, just what she can do, Tomlinson Principal Debby VanderWoude said. Fang finished the English programs at the school and transitioned to the GED program. She will now start preparing for college certification exams. She said she wants to study to become an accountant. I dont need to talk too much just do computer type work, Fang said of her career choice. For now, Fang maintains her own cooking website, bingcooking secrets.com, with more than a 100 recipes from all three countries shes lived in, written in three languages, English, Mandarin and Czech. I love cooking but it was hard for me to find a chef job here with two young kids home, Fang explained. I found out that many of my friends have problems (with) what to cook for dinner. So I would like to share my passion for high-quality, easy-toprepare traditional foods with them. For more about Carnegie Speech programs, visit www.carnegiespeech.com. Tomlinson Adult Learning Center, part of Pinellas County Schools, is at 296 Mirror Lake Drive N. Call 893-2723.Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESBingqing Fang, who is deaf, demonstrates how the NativeAccent software program teaches her to speak English at the Tomlinson Adult Learning Center, where she takes classes.Putnam to address future of energy SEMINOLE Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will speak on diversifying Floridas energy portfolio at the third and final installment of the Future of Energy series sponsored by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College. The forum is Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Digitorium at the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N. It is co-sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times, Covanta Energy, Clearwater Gas Systems and Natures Food Patch. Putnams topic, Increasing Diversity in Floridas Energy Portfolio, will focus on progress made in fulfilling a state energy policy goal of securing a stable, reliable and diverse energy supply for the state. He also is expected to discuss issues raised at the Florida Energy Summit, which is scheduled just a week before this forum, in Orlando. As Commissioner of Agriculture, one of Putnams official duties is to foster innovation in energy development. His other responsibilities include providing an adequate and safe food and water supply, managing Floridas forest resources, safeguarding consumers, and of course, promoting Florida agriculture. One measure of progress on the energy policy front is legislation passed in the 2012 session of the Florida Legislature. Putnam has called that legislation a modest step forward toward a smart, long-term energy policy. The bill, in which Putnam took a leadership role in securing passage, garnered bipartisan support from 156 members of the Legislature. Not only will it increase diversity in the states energy portfolio, it also will expand energy production and create much-needed jobs for Floridians, Putnam said. Previous forums in the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions series explored the future of nuclear energy (Part I) and the role of renewables, conservation and energy efficiency (Part II). The series highlights policy in order to help the community understand what is at stake for its energy future. The forum is free, but advance registration is requested at spcollege.edu/solutions. For more information, call 394-6942.District lifts water restrictionsThe Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board voted to let Modified Phase II water shortage restrictions expire July 31 for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties due to improvements in the regions water resources. This means those counties will return to the Districts yearround water conservation measures unless a stricter local ordinance applies. The lawn and landscape watering schedule is limited to a two-day-per-week schedule, and most watering may only occur before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/ utilities. The Governing Board voted to lift the restrictions in response to significant improvements in aquifer and river levels as a result of Tropical Storm Debby and regular summer rains. However, the board urged residents to continue the water conservation practices theyve learned during the recent drought.I want to commend the residents of the region for conserving water during our recent drought, said H. Paul Senft, governing board chair. But we want to remind them that just because they may be able to water two days per week doesnt mean they need to. We cant afford to be wasteful because water is a limited resource and we must all do our part to conserve.Twice-per-week watering allows residents additional flexibility for determining when to water. Residents are encouraged to water only if their lawn and landscape needs it and turn off their irrigation system if it has rained or rain is predicted in the next 24 hours. Some of the signs that a lawn needs water include a blue-gray appearance, blades folded in half lengthwise and footprints remaining on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it. Besides going back to the twice-a-week watering schedule, restrictions also were removed on fountains, car washing and pressure washing. Residents are asked to be as efficient as possible and to use a shutoff nozzle so water is not wasted. The districts 16 counties remain under a modified Phase I water shortage order until Dec. 31. Phase I is the districts lowest level of water restrictions and follows the normal two-day-perweek water conservation measures. For additional information about water restrictions and water conservation, please contact your local utility or visit the districts website at WaterMatters.org/restrictions.USF reports sand loss on county beachesThe University of South Florida Department of Geology recently submitted a report of sand volume changes along Pinellas beaches from Tropical Storm Debby. The report, by Dr. Ping Wang and Tiffany Roberts, analyzed survey data collected about two weeks before and one week after the passage of Tropical Storm Debby, June 24 to 26, according to a press release from Pinellas County Communications. The report summarized sand loss along various sections of the beach for the dune system, the dry beach (shoreline to dune line) and the near shore zone (zone seaward of the shoreline to the trough just landward of the near shore bar). Sand volume loss in the dunes, dry beaches and near shore zones was widespread and primarily resulted in seaward sand movement to the near shore bar. The total sand volume loss for Long Key, Treasure Island and Sand Key was 630,900 cubic yards, compared to a sand volume gain of 657,700 cubic yards in the near shore bar. The report was forwarded to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its use if needed to reevaluate the corps preliminary damage assessment of $25 million to repair the Pinellas beaches. The corps is currently nourishing Sand Key with 1.25 million cubic yards of sand at a construction cost of $31.5 million. If emergency funds are obtained for Pinellas, it could be an opportunity to revise the corps ongoing work and expand the nourishment project to other beaches in need.PSTA board OKs mid-county centerST. PETERSBURG Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors approved construction of the agencys first new customer service center in more than a decade. The board unanimously voted June 25 to build the new facility in Pinellas Park to help accommodate the increased demand for customer service brought about by years of increasing and record setting ridership. Construction on the customer service center and restroom facility at PSTAs Pinellas Park transfer center behind the Shoppes at Park Place on 70th Avenue North is set to begin in late fall. This is a great day for our riders. Its been more than 10 years since we opened our last Customer Service Center, Grand Central Station along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg and since that time our ridership has jumped by more than 32 percent, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. The new facility will include space for a manned customer service booth where people will be able to buy bus passes, get PSTA materials and official PSTA identification cards. Currently, PSTA only has service centers in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. This new facility will be the agencys first in the middle part of the county and will serve some of the agencys highest ridership routes that travel along U.S. 19, Park Street and 49th Street. The Pinellas Park transfer station currently serves seven bus routes (11, 19, 52, 74, 75, 97 and 444) and more than 2,000 rides every weekday. Officials expect completion of the new center by the summer of 2013. Initial cost for the facility is $300,000 with the city of Pinellas Park agreeing to pay $100,000 toward that cost. For more information, visit www.psta.net or call the PSTA InfoLine at 540-1900.
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On a recent snapper trip to one of the near-shore reefs we had the snapper and the mackerel chummed up behind the boat. Although only a few baits made it past the mackerel to the snapper it was still really good fishing. Upon returning from our trip offshore we decided to try for some trout along a deep grass flat just inside the pass. The tide was moving out quickly and packs of terns were dipping on schools of small fry bait; it definitely looked promising. After tossing out a couple of handfuls of frisky chummers it didnt take long for the water to begin to boil. There were trout anywhere from 12 inches up to 18 inches popping up all around the boat. As we caught trout after trout all the while continuing to chum to keep the bites coming, we managed to lure in a school of Spanish mackerel ranging in size from 18 to 24 inches, definitely our best mackerel of the day. Bait has been decent lately; small pilchards have been staged up right inside the swash channel all along the beach. These baits are anywhere from an inch and a half up to two and half inches long so I would definitely recommend a quarter inch mesh cast net.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.If you spend much time on the water in your boat, the chances are that you have, or will be stopped by law enforcement officers or the Coast Guard to inspect your vessel to determine if the required safety equipment is onboard and in the proper locations for access in the event of an emergency. Many people, particularly inexperienced boaters, sometimes regard safety equipment as an inconvenience, but they could hardly be more wrong. On the water emergencies occur frequently and often result in death or serious injury, and, like auto accidents, they may or may not be your fault. 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The following are the minimum federal safety requirements you must be in compliance with to pass a Vessel Safety Inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: REGISTRATION NUMBERS Your registration numbers must be painted or permanently attached to both sides of the forward half of your boat. The numbers must be clearly visible, and in plain vertical block characters and must read from left to right. Your registration number consists of two letters indicating the state of registry and up to four numbers followed by one or two more letters, and separated by a space as follows: FL 1234 CG. REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT on a boat must include one or more, sometimes depending on the length of the vessel, of the following: Working fire extinguishers Life jackets of the proper size for every person on your boat A sound producing device, such as a bell or horn Visual distress signals (typically these are flares but they must not have passed their expiration date, which must be visible) and can include specialized flags during daylight operations; proper ventilation and back-flame control for IOs or inboards, working navigation lights. For boats with installed toilets, a working marine sanitation device must be installed. Proper battery connections In general, if you have all of the above your boat will pass a Coast Guard Auxiliary Safety Inspection. However, there are some additional safety items that are not required, but highly recommended by the Coast Guard to improve your safety. 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Reuter serves as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary staff officer for Public Affairs and Publications, Flotilla 7-2, St. Petersburg.Safety checks aboard vessels could save your lifeGator Club football party set for Aug. 18TREASURE ISLAND The Pinellas County Gator Club annual football kickoff party, featuring sports columnist Pat Dooley, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2 to 5 p.m., at Gators Caf And Saloon, 2754 Kingfish Drive. Dooley, a Gainesville Sun sports columnist, has more than 50 years of experience following the Gators. He will give a rundown of what to expect from this years football team and Coach Will Muschamp. He also will answer questions about Gator sports. Tickets for this event include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, wings, coleslaw, chips and salsa and soft drinks. The cost for University of Florida Alumni Association members is $20 in advance, $25 at the door; nonmembers: $25 in advance and at the door; children 6 and up, $10 in advance and at the door. Children 5 and younger eat free. Registration prepayment must be received by Monday, Aug. 13, for discount price. Check in at door; no tickets mailed. No refunds. Register and pay online at www.pinellascountygatorclub.com.Ski club plans kickoff meetingLARGO The Clearwater/St. Petersburg Ski and Sports Club plans its 29th annual kickoff meeting Friday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m., at East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive, Largo. The event will showcase the clubs five winter ski trips for the upcoming season; and kick off its fundraising efforts for the Bay Pines disabled veterans. The club has trips planned to Big Sky, Mont.; Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Vail, Colo.; Breckenridge, Colo.; and Steamboat Springs, Colo. It is also the first of several planned fundraising events for the Bay Pines disabled veterans. Funds raised will help these veterans attend the Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, Colo., in March. The rehab clinic is held every year but due to the cost of travel only a handful of the veterans have been able to attend. The club will be hosting a silent auction at this event to start off our fundraising efforts. All donations will be accepted. For further details, visit www.sbnowshark.org. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Safe boatingLoren Reuter
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Dr. SerafiniWelcomes New PatientsDr. Serafini treats a variety of conditions including but not limited to:727-595-2519 8912 Obesity Hypertension High Cholesterol Pulmonary Disease Diabetes Management Musculoskeletal Disorders Arthritis Dermatologic Conditions and Neuropathy Largo Chamber plans to recognize womenLARGO The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will present its fourth annual Women Inspire Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at the Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The Inspire Awards celebrate individuals in central Pinellas who have had a positive impact on the lives of others through their leadership in the workplace and/or involvement in the community. Nominations have been accepted and four winners will be honored at the luncheon. Sponsors of the event include MedExpress Urgent Care, Largo Medical Center and Dex Imaging. Cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $25 for guests. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 10. To register, call the chamber at 584-2321 or email events@ centralchamber.biz.Mohadjer featured in NewBeautyLARGO Dr. Jasmine Mohadjer, an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, was featured in a recent issue of NewBeauty magazine. This edition of the NewBeauty magazine recognizes and highlights Mohadjer as an expert in the field of cosmetic eyelid procedures (blepharoplasty). She is one of nine subspecialists at The Eye Institute of West Florida with locations throughout Pinellas County. As a board certified ophthalmologist, Mohadjer is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world that specialize in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. According to a press release, Mohadjer uses her skills to perform elective cosmetic surgery, as well as minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures, such as Botox, dermal fillers, and laser skin treatments. As an expert, she performs cosmetic and functional lower and upper eyelid surgery, and other reconstructive eyelid and orbital procedures, including skin cancer reconstruction, tear duct surgery, orbital fracture repair. As a beauty expert, Mohadjer is host to many local lectures and special events where she shares the latest beauty secrets. She has published and lectured widely and is well-respected in her field.Hydrogen injection system clinic setCLEARWATER Fuel Genie Systems of Clearwater will sponsor a hydrogen injection system clinic on Saturday, Aug. 11, noon to 6 p.m., at Autometrics Auto Repair, 1267 Drew St. The program will include a practical demonstration with before-and-after comparisons of exhaust emissions. An actual installation of a hydrogen injection system will be performed on site. Those attending will have an opportunity to learn how adding hydrogen to a vehicles engine can save money on fuel. Among the participants will be former NASA shuttle technician Ed Grimm. Grimm will answer questions about this new technology. Seating is limited. Call 799-3320.School supply drive startsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg-based human resource outsourcing company Modern Business Associates is organizing a school supply drive for the Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg. Academy Prep is a private middle school that provides scholarships to students in need. This school has changed the lives of hundreds of economically disadvantaged children. School resources are limited and Academy Prep relies on the generosity of the community to help achieve its mission. MBA has set-up collection boxes throughout the community and the items placed in them will be delivered to students and teachers at Academy Prep before school starts. Members of the community can help ensure this school is ready for a brand new academic year by donating supplies they need. The items will be delivered to teachers and students at Academy Prep Thursday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. School supplies being collected include: Large pumps of hand sanitizer Large boxes of tissue Clorox wipes Scented wall plug-ins for classrooms Electric pencil sharpeners Post-it notes Glue sticks Expo white board markers (with erasers) Composition notebooks One-subject spiral notebooks 1 inch binders Dividers Two pocket folders Monetary donations to Academy Prep also may be made. To make a monetary donation, visit academyprep.org/stpete/ and click the Donate button in the upper right-hand corner. Supplies may be dropped off at the following locations: Modern Business Associates, 9455 Koger Blvd. N., St. Petersburg Academy Prep Center St. Petersburg Campus, 2301 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg Academy Prep Center Tampa Campus, 1407 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg Sembler Company, 5858 Central Ave., St Petersburg Suncoast Medical Clinic, 500 10th Ave. S., St. Petersburg Fresh Go Wild Market & Grill, 600 34th St. N., St. Petersburg The Gutter Man of Tampa Bay, 2664 Enterprise Road, Suite B-4, Clearwater For more information, visit academyprep.org/stpete/mbasupply-drive/.Quaker Steak collects needed school suppliesCLEARWATER Quaker Steak & Lube in Clearwater is collecting school supply donations for the 4 KIDS Charity to benefit local students. The 4 KIDS Charity is doing their school supply drive at the Lube each Bike Nite, said Bill Church, partner at the Lube, in a press release. Karen and Santa Frank have giant hearts and give so much to children in need. Every Wednesday during the Lubes Bike Nite through Aug. 15, patrons may bring donations to Quaker Steak & Lube at 10400 49th St. N. Those who donate will be entered in a raffle to win a flat screen TV courtesy of Fran Haasch or $100 in Lube Gift Cards. The winner will be announced at the drawing on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 9 p.m. Monetary contributions are welcome and tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to: 4 KIDS Charity, 137 Seventh Ave. SE, Suite B, Largo, FL 33771. Include a note on the check to indicate it is for back to school supply drive. All proceeds go to the project. For information, visit www.4kid scharity.org.Red Robin Burgers to open in ClearwaterCLEARWATER Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. will open its newest restaurant Monday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m., in the Countryside Mall complex at U.S. 19 N. and State Road 580. Red Robin offers more than two dozen innovative gourmet burgers served with Bottomless Steak Fries and more than 100 different toppings for guests to customize their favorite burger. Some of the most popular burgers are the Whiskey River BBQ Burger with signature BBQ sauce and hand-battered crispy onion straws, the Royal Red Robin Burger topped with a fresh fried egg, and Reds Tavern Double, a classic burger with two fire-grilled beef patties that guests can style up in five different ways, including the new Fiery Ghost and Cry Baby styles that use the worlds hottest chili, the ghost pepper. While Red Robin has been grilling up gourmet burgers for more than 40 years, the menu also offers a variety of salads, entrees, soups and wraps. Biz notes Biz notes CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com
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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563Ryan Lochte, a homegrown heroEvery time professional athletes behave badly, the NCAA punishes a football program or a college player lands in jail, sports fans talk about how we no longer have sports heroes. In the last month, Penn State was slapped with a $60 million fine for tolerating child abuse. A top draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI after blowing triple the legal limit in his second arrest for driving drunk. And days before the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics, a Greek track-and-field star was kicked off the team for posting a racist tweet. Luckily, something always happens to turn the talk around. And that something came during the opening week of the London Olympics, when Florida swimmer Ryan Lochte became the first American to win a gold medal in these games. Lochte went head-to-head with swimming phenomena Michael Phelps in the 400-medley and crushed him. He went on to finish the games with five medals, bringing his total to 11, second behind Phelps overall, and tied with Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi. Though Lochte hoped these Olympics would be his moment to dominate, he handled Phelps continued success with grace, calling him the greatest Olympian of all time. As for Lochte, sports fans have long had reason to admire his talent and work ethic. The 28-year-old University of Florida graduate holds four world records. In major international competitions, hes won 62 medals 39 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze. Yet because of the spotlight on Phelps, he entered the Olympics a virtual unknown. Few Floridians likely know Lochte was born and raised in Daytona Beach. Fewer still know how much he gives back. Being a hero goes beyond physical talent, courage and moral excellence. From our sports heroes, we expect something in exchange for their good fortune, some self-sacrifice to benefit the greater good. Lochte gives of his time and money to help the National Parkinson Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Parent Project and the Mac Crutchfield Fund, where he serves as spokesman. Mac Crutchfield was a 12-year-old swimmer from Tallahassee who drowned after slipping and hitting his head during Tropical Storm Fay in 2008. Every year, Lochte takes time to host a dinner and a golf tournament to raise money for drowning awareness. We can be proud that a Floridian was the first gold medal athlete in these Olympic games. More importantly, he is worthy of our admiration. Lochte is a sports hero who deserves to be called a hero.Formerly a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel, Susan Clary is a freelance writer in Orlando. She can be reached at email@example.com. Florida VoicesLETTERSWalking at night? Wear whiteEditor: I hope at least one person will read this letter. It might save their life. Tonight, around 10 p.m, I turned left onto 74th Avenue from 113th Street. Upon completing the turn, I saw someone in dark clothing attempting to cross 74th Avenue. I came very close to hitting this person, mainly because he was wearing dark clothing and I honestly didnt see him until he was almost next to my car. Upon realizing this, I immediately turned around, headed back the other way and drove up next to him. I put my passenger side window down and attempted to apologize to him, saying I did not see him because of his dark clothing. Black shirt, black shorts. Really? At 10 p.m. I thought it was common knowledge or common sense that if youre going to walk at night, to wear light or reflective clothing. Anyway, before I could say more, this person cursed me, called me names, saying he had the walk sign. Well, I also had a green light. I understand as a pedestrian, he has the right of way. Again, I did not see him because of the dark clothing. My point to him was to apologize and suggested he wear light-colored clothing next time. I couldnt believe his rudeness when he continued to curse at me and wouldnt even listen to what I had to say. I could have let it go but felt bad enough to turn around. Maybe next time hell think about wearing a white shirt when walking the streets at 10 p.m. JoAnn Manna SeminoleSuggestions for the Biltmore projectEditors note: This letter was addressed to the Belleair mayor and Town Commission.Editor: In an attempt to simplify what went on at the July 17 Town Commission meeting, we conclude that there were two groups of people in attendance. One group wants the resort and the other doesnt. The people who want the resort envision the renewal not only of the structures, but the renewal of local economic activity not seen in our lifetime in this town. In addition, it will restore the unique and distinctive character to our town of Belleair. It is safe to say, that if this idea succeeds, we will have in our midst a commercial enterprise that will rival any similar enterprise in the country, or in the world for that matter. Truly, this is the towns chance of the towns lifetime. The people who dont want the resort prefer to live in a town that looks just like any other town in the state of Florida. Without the resort, what would be the difference? In recalling the comments made that night by the folks who dont want the resort, their strategy seems to be, how can we delay moving forward with this project. The last time this strategy was used was when the previous project people were taken to court with a frivolous lawsuit resulting in the buyers dropping the project. The loss of revenue to the town as a result of the five-year inactivity should be recalled. Their anti-resort proposal is nothing more than a vague idea, which will require the town to change codes and demolish the structures without any hope of even approaching the revenue that will be generated by a successful enterprise like the resort. Of course, they may then step in and save the day by buying the undeveloped land at fire sale prices. What a thoughtful thing to do for the good of the town! Yes, people like that live among us. Friends of the Biltmore are serious about seeing this project move forward ASAP, so we offer you the following suggestions: Respond as rapidly as possible without compromising due diligence in reviewing new information as it becomes available. Share your findings quickly with the town, even if you have to call special meetings. If ad hoc committees need to review this, they should be given the information at the same time as you receive it. If you are not getting rapid responses to your questions from the potential buyers, please let us know. If we can be of any assistance in facilitating this project, please let us know. We hope you realize that we, like the potential buyers, have a sense of urgency because we know we have a narrow window of opportunity to get this reviewed. We look for your assurance that you share a similar view. Ken Keating Belleair Prefer Mayor Menino or Chick-fil-A?If youre opposed to same-sex marriages and are planning to visit Boston, forget about it. You wont be welcomed there. At least not if you run into Mayor Thomas Menino. The mayor is opposed to people who dislike same-sex marriages. If he could, he would use his elected power to keep such people out of Boston, or at least prevent them from opening a business there. Recently he spoke out against a fast food chain, Chick-fil-A, because its owner Dan Cathy supports organizations that dont approve of men marrying men, and women marrying women. Menino said that, if he could, he would gladly try to stop Chick-fil-A from opening an outlet in downtown Boston near the Freedom Trail. Thats a tourist attraction that celebrates Bostons role in starting the American Revolution. You recall that event? Its the one in which colonists shook off oppressive British rule and founded a nation dedicated to freedom of thought and speech. Sadly for Mayor Menino, he cant legally block Chick-fil-A from doing business in Boston. But he can take comfort from the fact that many Americans agree with him, including the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. He says Chick-fil-A does not share Chicagos values, at least about same-sex marriage. Which triggers a sensible response: How does Emanuel know that? Chicago has about 2,700,000 residents. I doubt that all of them, or even most of them, agree on the same-sex marriage issue. Or any other issue. Im writing this on Aug. 1, and by the time the column appears the Chick-fil-A rumpus may have given way to other matters of urgent import. Still, I suggest that Mayor Meninos objection to Dan Cathys personal beliefs symbolizes the tip of an iceberg thats growing larger and more menacing as time passes. The banner atop the iceberg has a simple message: If you dont agree with me or my beliefs, then youre my enemy, and Im going to try to sink your ship. Americans have disagreed with one another for many years. But I cant remember a time (possible exception: the Civil War) in which so many people seem ready even eager to take sides, depending on how their friends, neighbors, or casual acquaintances feel about tax cuts, the Mormon church, gays/lesbians, healthcare, welfare and other issues. The tipping point in this divisiveness comes when our responses to someones beliefs have little or nothing to do with the beliefs themselves. Chick-fil-A is an example. Who should care what CEO Cathy believes as long as his company serves up good food at a fair price? Another example is the grumbling Ive heard about the phone company, AT&T, which has donated large sums to the Romney campaign. Does that mean Obama supporters should automatically cancel AT&T and sign up with Verizon or one of the other phone companies that keep yammering at us? I hope not. Is the Chick-fil-A squabble about freedom of speech, political correctness, political power, or what? Maybe all of those. Today in America freedom of speech and expression are legally protected, but youd still better be careful of exactly what you say and how you say it. One slip of the lip at the wrong time or in an inappropriate venue and you could lose a friend, your job or even your freedom. If Chick-fil-A goes ahead and opens a franchise in Boston, it will be interesting to see how many people will oppose the outlet, and how they will manifest their opposition. Picketing would be one technique. Boycotting the store and its food products would be another. Would the picketers and boycotters stop to think that they might be putting innocent Chick-fil-A employees in danger of losing their jobs? Probably not. When righteous indignation comes in the door, fairness and justice usually fly out the window. If the Menino Principle (lets give it that name, for convenience) were to be placed in effect nationwide, every city and state would have a BAB (Belief Approval Board) with the power to accept or reject new businesses, based on the personal beliefs of each companys owner. An owner who favored abortion rights would be OKd in one city or state but disapproved in another. What a crazy quilt of capitalism that would quickly become. Automaker Henry Ford was an anti-Semite of the highest (or lowest) caliber. Millions of Americans disagreed with his racial/religious beliefs, but they still bought his cars. Did that change Ford-owners into bigots? Of course not. I have no objection to same-sex marriage. But the next time Im hungry while standing outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant, Im going to go inside and chow down. If that makes me an insensitive, right-wing boor, so be it.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drivers SeatBob Driver Lakeland takes safety a step furtherWhen it comes to pedestrian safety, the city of Lakeland has the right idea. A sidewalk encircles Lake Hollingsworth, which lies near the middle of the city and is a popular destination for exercise buffs. Countless outdoor enthusiasts ride bicycles, roller blade, jog and walk around the lake, which is about three miles in circumference. On a recent Sunday morning, after visiting friends, I walked along the lake and noticed several large yellow pedestrian crossing signs along Lake Hollingsworth Drive. Many people use the crossings for access from residential areas to the lake. What caught my eyes underneath the pedestrian crossing signs were black and white signs that carried the message: Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk $75 fine. Thats the first time Id seen that message on signs anywhere. Kevin Cook, a city of Lakeland spokesman, said the signs were installed about a year ago, owing to the pedestrian traffic. The notice about the fines got my attention, I said. We elected to spell it out and make it more eye-catching, Cook said. And Im sure the legions of people who use the lake thank the city for that, though statistics werent readily available on the effects the new warnings have on accidents. I also noticed that large red flags hanged from a stop sign along the lake to alert drivers approaching an intersection near Florida Southern College. As one who fears getting slaughtered in an intersection anytime I go jogging or walking, Id like for our local governments to embrace Lakelands idea. Take Gulf Boulevard. My knees are too gimpy to play chicken with drivers. So I wait and count cars. One two three four or more, until a motorist finally realizes that the scarecrow wearing the visor tiptoeing out into the street actually wants to cross it and decides to stop for me. Those yellow crosswalks flags? Ive seen pedestrians wave the flags at cars as if they were leading a regiment in the thick of battle without slowing the vehicles down. Maybe pedestrians should be allowed to throw the flags at the cars. The federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises people to cross the street at a designated crosswalk. Always stop and look left, right and left again before crossing, it says. Did you write that down? Lets take that a step further. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis.What do you think? Florida VoicesSusan Clary Tom Germond I would suggest you also look directly into the eyes of the motorist whose path youre trying to cross. If he or she is a stone face, let the driver go through. Its amazing how many stone faces you encounter when you try to walk across a busy intersection between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Rush hour brings out the stone face in all of us, I guess. Pedestrian fatalities increased 19 percent in 2010 over the previous years. So its good to know that across the country, cities are embracing technologies, plans and educational programs to improve pedestrian safety on streets. But even the most innovative programs arent going to change the attitudes of motorists who are hell bent on not stopping at an intersection even if a handicapped person is waiting to cross it. One two Three four. Lakeland has it right. Bring on the signs, I say, with a slight modification in the penalty. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk $500 fine. Just kidding. And dont be a stone face.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Photo by TOM GERMONDCrossing signs along Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland spell out the penalties for failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians.
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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 Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for lunch, a speaker and cards. For location, call Sylvia at 736-3253. The Dunedin-Palm Harbor VFW Post 2550 hosts a fish/ shrimp fry every Friday, 5 p.m. to 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 Pinehurst Road. Call 734-0394. Florida West Coast Woodturners, meets first Thursdays, 7 p.m., in the meeting hall across from St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 1520 Rosery Road E., Largo. Visit www.FWC WT.org. Florida Writers Association, meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., at the West Community Branch Library, 6700 Eighth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 321-6783. Forgotten Korean Vets, meets second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call 397-8801. 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 Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., at 8098 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. Doors open at 7. Call 596-7581. GFWC Seminole Junior Womans Club meets fourth Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. Call 398-0558. Pinellas Seminole Womans Club meets fourth Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., in Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane. No meetings from June through August. Call Maggie at 329-8003. Clearwater Community Womans Club meets third Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Call 394-2229. 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. Hearing Loss Association of America, Clearwater chapter, meets first Tuesdays, 3 p.m., at Morton Plant Hospital Complex, second floor, Room A, CheekPowell Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Live caption and light refreshments are provided. Admission is free. Heart of Pinellas Decorative Painters, meets second Saturdays, 10 a.m. For information go to www.hpdafl.com or e-mail email@example.com. The club is open to all who have an interest in painting with acrylics, watercolor, oil, and other mediums. It is the local affiliate of the international organization, Society of Decorative Painters. Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater, hosts a pasta dinner on Tuesdays, 5 to 8:30 p.m., at 200 McMullen Booth Road. Cost is $8 members, $10 nonmembers. The club also hosts dinner and dancing every other Saturday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Call 791-8698. Just Over Youth, for seniors over 50, meets Thursdays, 10 a.m., at the Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Program varies each week from Bible study, pitch-in-dinner, community out-visit and spiritual enrichment. Call Sandra Turner at 526-3674. Kiwanis Clubs: Countryside Clearwater meets Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., at Eves Family Restaurant, 3150 State Road 584, Oldsmar. Dunedin meets Thursday, 7:30 a.m., at Meeting Room 1, at Mease-Morton Plant Hospital in Dunedin. Greater Clearwater meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave. Gulf Beaches meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., in the training room upstairs at the Madeira Beach Publix, at 662 150th Ave. Holiday meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at Four Seasons Restaurant, 3350 Grand Blvd., Holiday. Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets the first, third, fourth and fifth Fridays, 7:30 a.m., Royal Palms of Largo, 200 Lake Ave. NE. and noon on the second Fridays. Midtown meets Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Palm Harbor meets first and third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Dockside Sports Bar & Grille, 37611 U.S. Highway 19. Pinellas Park meets Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd. Safety Harbor meets the first, third and fifth Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., at Paradise Restaurant, 443 Main St. Seminole meets Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at Freedom Square Town Hall. Call 394-2582. Seminole Breakfast meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., at Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call 319-8343 or email drtslsmn@ msn.com. Springtime City meets Thursdays, 6 p.m, Clearwater Country Club, 525 N. Betty Lane. St. Petersburg meets Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m., at The Orange Blossom, 220 Fourth St. N. Sunshine City meets Friday, 12:15 p.m., at Piccadilly, 1900 34th St. N. Key Club meets Fridays, 12:30 p.m., at Largo High School, Room D-23. Korean War Veterans Associations: Sunshine State Chapter meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., at American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd. Call Peter Palmer at 584-7143. La Leche League International, meets third Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd Nursery, 639 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. All breastfeeding mothers welcome. Email subiewon@tampa bay.rr.com. Largo Founding Group, meets Mondays at 8:30 a.m., at Acropol Family Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road, Call Nancy Giles at 776-9888. Largo Historical Society, meets second Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at the Historic Largo Feed Store, Largo, Central Park Drive. The club has a potluck dinner and speakers discuss historical topics. Anybody interested in the history of Largo and the surrounding area is invited. Guests are asked to bring a main dish, vegetable and dessert to share, plus their own place setting. Call Marilyn at 581-0111. Largo Womans Club, meets the first Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., at Royal Palms, Palms of Largo. Call Gloria Helms at 393-8149. Mr. and Mrs. Shawn R. McCoyNicole A. Henry and Shawn R. McCoy were married on Friday, June 15, 2012, on the beach at Sand Key in Clearwater. The bride is the daughter of Rudolph and Gloria Henry of Kingston, Jamaica. She is also of Kingston and arrived to Clearwater by way of New York City, N.Y. The groom is the son of Curtis McCoy Jr. of Clearwater and the late Annie Pearl Christopher (Wingfield) of Albany, Ga. He is a native of Clearwater and a graduate of Dunedin High School and Florida A&M University. The couples wedding took place at 7:11 a.m., shortly after sunrise, and was followed by a breakfast reception at Shephards Restaurant.Henry-McCoyLions Clubs: Clearwater noon meets the first and third Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m. Call 386-5161. Clearwater evening meets the first and third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave. Call 216-3759. Largo meets on the first and third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at Thirsty Marlin, 351 West Bay Drive. Call 586-4344. Largo Republican Club, meets third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfanos Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road, Belleair. Registration starts at 5:30. The evening includes dinner and an informative meeting with various speakers of interest to the community. Cost is $18 for dinner, tax and tip. To RSVP call 687-1318. Largo-Seminole Community Chorus, meets Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., at Imperial Palms East Clubhouse, Largo. No audition is necessary; the group sings upbeat Broadway tunes, standards, inspirational and seasonal music. Call Melanie McWilliams at 393-4843.Announcements are submitted by the public; information is subject to change. To place an item in the ongoing calendar or networking leads, send it at least two weeks in advance to CalendarLeads, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772, or e-mail ed itorial@TBNweekly.com. Please include date, time, place and phone number and dont forget to send a notification when the information changes, or the group stops meeting.
Community 13A Leader, August 9, 2012 ObituariesRecognizing that some readers wish to share the life and loss of a loved one with the community, Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries in our weekly papers. The deadline for submitting obituary information is 9 a.m. on Monday, for that weeks papers. Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers. Obituary information should include: full name, age, city and date of death. You may also choose to include the names of living and/or predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or activities that they participated in. If you wish to include the name of the funeral home handling arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly publication and the paper may publish after the services have taken place. For further information, including cost, please call Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563, or you can submit your information through our Web site, www.TBNweekly.com, or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.80510 TELL THE PUBLIC ABOUT YOUR SERVICES, CALL 397-5563 Church And Temple Directory080912L St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00am Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am Saturday 8:00 am CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am 10:50 am Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am(Family Mass)11:00 am(Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm(Contemporary Choir)80510 062112When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 727-397-5563Email: Classifieds@TBNweekly.com080912 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths SEMINOLE SEMINOLE NORTH REDINGTON BEACH SEMINOLE $165,000 SOLD Built by Kay Homes in Seminole Grove Estates. Split plan with formal living/dining areas plus family room. Kitchen was remodeled in 2004. Custom pebbletec pool w/spa and rock waterfall. Just a short drive to Gulf Beaches. Mary K KottichCentury 21 Top Sales Solid and roomy 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home in beautiful Oakhurst Shores. Great floor plan offers pretty entry foyer, family room off kitchen, formal dining room, king size master bedroom with walk in closet and private bath, and all season enclosed porch. Home features new carpet 2012, new range and microwave 2012, fresh paint, new condenser 2005, garage door opener 2008, and roof replaced 2000.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo 4BR/2BA/2CG $235,000 SOLD Prime location, open water view of the Intracoastal. Climate controlled garage, new storm shutters. Kitchen with Corian counter & island. Custom seawall, deep water dock w/lift and remote. Waterfront solar heated pool and updated master bath.David GardellaPremier Sothebys International 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths $495,000 SOLD Bent Tree Estates split plan w/vaulted ceilings and large rooms. Kitchen has breakfast nook with sunny windows. Covered/screened patio off living room w/sliders overlooking private yard. Fenced yard backs to a creek. Mature fruit trees.Tom CatoRealty Executives Adamo 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths $122,900 SOLD080912 Host families neededCLEARWATER Hosts for international exchange students are being sought in the Clearwater area. Host families are given a monthly stipend of about $550 to help defray the cost of food, board and transportation. Responsibility for a student involves transporting them to and from Clearwater Central Catholic High School and after-school activities. The program is hoping to place international students with families who live near the school so the students can walk or take public transportation to CCC. Host families also must plan to either include international students in family vacations or find someone with whom they can stay. The agencies sponsoring international students, including Private School for Exchange and the Center for Cultural Interchange will help take care of their visa applications, enrollment and other paperwork. A local agent will be available specifically for host families to provide help, advice and answer any questions during the students stay at CCC. To learn more about becoming a host family, call 813-389-6649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Armed Forces Museum Touch-A-Truck set for Aug. 18LARGO The Armed Forces History Museum will host its final Touch-A-Truck of the summer on Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division will be on hand conducting presentations and drills. Additionally, the Florida Blood Services Blood Mobile will be present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in hopes of receiving much-needed blood donations. Those who donate blood will receive complimentary admission to the museum on that day only. Michael V. Ralph, historian and artist of Titanic A Voyage in Art, will conduct a presentation on the history of the Titanic at 11 a.m. Ralphs exhibit of 27 original acrylic paintings has been extended through to Aug. 27. The presentation is free with the purchase of a museum admission ticket. Maggi Veterans Solutions will conduct a seminar this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for veterans and surviving spouses interested in knowing how they may receive aid and attendance. The seminar is free of charge.Free vet exams offeredNORTH REDINGTON BEACH In recognition of National Homeless Animal Month, Sandy Paws Veterinary Clinic is offering free veterinary exams to adopted pets. During the month of August, adopters can bring their pets adoption records for a free veterinary exam. This offer is limited to one free exam per household, adopted within the last six months. Adopting a pet is a life-long commitment, said Dr. John P. Mead, owner/veterinarian at Sandy Paws Veterinary Clinic. It is essential that our pets have yearly preventative care to maintain a long, healthy life with their adopted families. Sandy Paws Veterinary Clinic is at 16701 Gulf Blvd. Call 826-0918 or visit www.SandyPawsClinic.com.Rescued cats availableCLEARWATER The Humane Society of Pinellas, with support from Bay Area Disaster Animal Response Team, will host a large-scale adoption event in conjunction with the ASPCA to find homes for 130 cats rescued from Caboodle Ranch. The ASPCA rescued hundreds of cats from Caboodle Ranch in Lee, Fla., in February. Several shelters around Florida also will host adoption events for Caboodle Ranch cats Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12. The Humane Society of Pinellas event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 1928 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Overflow parking will be available across the street at Clearwater High School. Adopters of the Caboodle Ranch cats can set their own adoption fee. The cats have been spayed/neutered and microchipped, and each has received a thorough veterinary exam and behavior evaluation. A veterinarian and behavior expert will be available on-site each day to answer any questions for prospective adopters. Some of these cats have special needs, including cats that are FIV positive. The Humane Society of Pinellas shelter on State Road 590 will be closed to the public Aug. 11 and 12 so that all resources can be directed to the adoption event. For nearly five months, hundreds of ASPCA responders have been managing the sheltering, medical treatment and behavior enrichment of these animals removed from the overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at Caboodle Ranch. In June, the County Court, Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Fla., stripped Caboodle Ranch of all rights, title or interest in the animals seized from its property and placed the animals in the custody of the Madison County Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office subsequently transferred custody of the animals to the ASPCA, and now agencies across Florida are joining efforts to help these cats find the homes they deserve. For more information on the adoption events and the cats rescued from Caboodle Ranch, visit www.aspca.org/caboodlecats.Habitat Pinellas dedicates 250th home CLEARWATER With the dedication of the Wright family home in St. Petersburg Aug. 7 Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County marked a milestone that has enabled 250 low-income families throughout the county, including 635 children, to escape the downward spiral of substandard and poverty housing. The 250 homes that Habitat Pinellas has built since its inception in 1985 are located in nine major municipalities in Pinellas County. For this reason, Habitat Pinellas has invited county representatives and city officials from St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar to attend the home dedication on Tuesday morning. We could not have reached this significant milestone without the support of our Pinellas community, said Steve Lightburn, vice president development for Habitat Pinellas. It is because of the physical labor of our volunteers, the generosity of our donors, and the support from our local and state government, that Habitat for Humanity continues to succeed in its mission to provide affordable housing for struggling, low-income families. We are successful because of the camaraderie and relationships that people build when coming together to benefit the families in our community. During the dedication, homeowner Janet Wright and her two daughters received the keys to the new home. The dedication will take place at 9 a.m. at 1445 26th St. N., which is in St. Petersburg. The home was sponsored by proceeds from Habitat Pinellas 2011 gala fundraising event, Hammers & Heartstrings Ball. SunTrust Bank provided the land for the Wright home.Ombudsman program seeks volunteersLARGO Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certification is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call toll-free 888 831-0404 or visit the programs website at ombudsman.myflorida .com. The local council meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Mary Grizzle Building, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Room 136 to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. The open session of these meetings begins at 1 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. Here and there Here and there MariePurr, purr, purr is what Marie does best. Marie is around 10 months old and ready to sit on your lap and purr while you watch the evening news. She is a domestic short hair gray tabby. Visit Marie at Pet Pal Animal Shelter located at 405 22nd St. S. in St. Pete. Looking for a homeThorMeet Thor. Named after the Norse god of thunder, this 2-year-old, 46-pound, pigeon-toed basset hound mix is actually quite a sweet little fellow. Turned in by an owner who could no longer take care of him, Thor is very good with kids and other dogs, and is house trained. If you bring this article with you to Animal Services, Thor can be yours for the low fee of $25. Visit Thor and the other dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens up for adoption at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo, or see them online at www.pinellascounty.org/an imalservices/petnd.htm.
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B August 9, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com Plaza Suite, by Neil Simon, Aug. 9-19, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. In Room 719 of New Yorks famous Plaza Hotel, three couples, separated by time and circumstance, are the core characters of Simons sparkling romantic wit at its most hilarious. Three plays in one, the audience takes a perceptive peek into the foibles of romance, love and marriage Manuscript, by Paul Grellong, Aug. 9, 11 and 12, at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 895-6620 or visit www.stu dio620.org. Directed by Ryan James Monroe, Manuscript follows three college freshmen, on their winter break, to a New York apartment where reunions, revelations, and revenge take place. In the midst of this gathering the students make a discovery and are forced to choose between their moral beliefs and their potential futures. Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan, Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $46.85. Visit www.livenation.com. With more than five million records sold and dozens of concert attendance records smashed across the nation, Aldean is carving out his place among the top-tier country artists as he pushes the boundaries of country music with his own unique style. The country rocker and Georgia natives had the CMA Album of the Year with My Kinda Party. Aldeans double platinum fourth record was the top-selling country album of 2011 and the No. 5 top-seller in all genres. Aldean has topped the charts with eight career number one hits, including Dirt Road Anthem, the crossover smash Dont You Wanna Stay featuring Kelly Clarkson, Big Green Tractor, Shes Country and Hicktown. Aldeans My Kinda Party tour sold one million tickets across the nation in 2011 and was one of only four country tours to make the cut as a Billboard Top 25 Tour of 2011. Wearable ART Fashion Show, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The pre-party will start at 7 p.m. The runway show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Wearable ART was indeed one of the first in the area eight years ago to showcase a growing contingent of artists working in fashion related ways. It continues that tradition in its eighth year featuring an exciting new collaboration with local artistic legend Rocky Bridges and his wife Kathleen Bridges, as well as work by Johnny Hunt, Mark Byrne, Scott Durfee and George Medeiros, the Garden Fairies, Michael Della Penna and perennial crowd pleaser Rogerio Martins with new work. Tickets are $20 general admission, with reserved seating going for $35 or $75. Call 298DFAC or visit www.dfac.org. Elvis: The Legacy Continues, presented by BC Productions, Sunday, Aug. 12, 3 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $23. Call 8223590 or visit www.spcollege.edu/palladium. Jim Jinelli sings Elvis Presley. Jinelli has been exciting audiences with his show Elvis: A Concert Experience for more than 10 years. His obvious enjoyment of performing becomes apparent immediately as he forms an instant bond with the crowd. He uses his powerful, commanding voice and remarkable vocal range to pay tribute to the King. With his natural vibrato, he is able to capture the Elvis sound like very few tribute artists can do. CLEARWATER Zev Buffman, president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc., recently announced the Broadway Series for the 2012-13 season, to be presented at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road; and Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. We are proud to present four Tony Award-winning musicals including Billy Elliot, A Chorus Line, HAIR and West Side Story, along with the exclusive performances of the Tony-nominated musicals Rock of Ages and Catch Me If You Can, on our main stage said Buffman in a press release. We are also thrilled to kick off the season with Agatha Christies The BBC Murders. These four lost and recently found classic mysteries will make their Florida premier on the intimate Capitol Theatre stage in downtown Clearwater followed by a national tour commencing with a three-week performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale and other cities under the banner of A Ruth Eckerd Hall Production. This award-winning production, adapted for the stage by Judith Walcutt and David Ossman first presented two seasons ago by Zev Buffman and the International Mystery Writers Festival at the RiverPark Center, Owensboro, Ky. became a stunning international hit and drew audiences from all parts of the world. The five-show season packages, which include Agatha Christies BBC Murders, Billy Elliot, A Chorus Line, HAIR and West Side Story are on sale now. Bonus shows including Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can and Nunset Boulevard starring Cindy Williams can be added at a discount. Members will be able to purchase single tickets beginning Sept. 17 and single tickets for all Broadway performances will go on sale to the general public beginning in October. The five-show Broadway series packages and tickets to all performances will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket office or by calling 791-7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket office is open Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., and one hour prior to show time. For information, visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Pre-show dinners served in the Margarete Heye Great Room or Dimmitt Atrium also will be available as a separate purchase and prices will range from $15 to $25. Times, dates, performers, performances and descriptions of performances are all subject to change. Following is a summary of the 201213 Broadway Series: Agatha Christies BBC Murders, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 15, 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.; at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Lost during the London Blitz and post-war reconstruction, four rediscovered Agatha Christie gems from the BBC Mystery Series come to life on stage. Butter in a Lordly Dish takes its title from a passage from the book of Judges in the Bible and refers to the story of Jael, who killed Sisera by driving a nail through his head. Three Blind Mice was presented in 1947 in response to a request from Queen Mary for a new Christie mystery on the occasion of her 80th birthday. This classic was the inspiration for The Mousetrap, the worlds longest-running play. Personal Call will take audiences on a murderous adventure through London train stations for a ghostly encounter. Finally, Yellow Iris, set in a London cabaret, introduced the world to the now-beloved Inspector Hercule Poirot. This riveting mystery intersperses action with performances by the musicians and cabaret artists appearing at the restaurant where the murder is planned. Billy Elliot The Musical, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 2 and 8 p.m.; at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boys journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small mining town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. Full of life, laughter, award-winning choreography and an unforgettable score by Elton John, this uplifting winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) is a big musical with an even bigger heart. A Chorus Line, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. In an empty theater, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. Its what theyve worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training. Its an opportunity to do what theyve always dreamed of dance. A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation returns for an all-new tour with a new generation of Broadways best. Hair, Thursday, April 4, 8 p.m.; Friday, April 5, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 6, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. This exuberant 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, embraced by audiences of all ages, focuses on a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time. Hair features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. Its relevance is undeniable, its energy unbridled, its truth unwavering. Hair is for mature audiences. See MUSICALS, page 2BREH to present Broadway musicals Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLRuth Eckerd Hall hosts the classic musical West Side Story June 21-23. www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comThe Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring080912 Sandy Hartmann & Associates has been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients for over 31 years and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. So, before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. 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When she hears of a renowned couples specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. The Bourne LegacyGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac Director: Tony Gilroy Rated: PG-13 The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. 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Days in New YorkGenre: Comedy, drama and romance Cast: Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau and Alexandre Nahon Director: Julie Delpy Rated: R Hip talk-radio host and journalist Mingus (Chris Rock) and his French photographer girlfriend, Marion (Julie Delpy), live cozily in a New York apartment with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. But when Marions jolly father (played by Delpys real-life dad, Albert Delpy), her oversexed sister, and her sisters outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for an overseas visit, it initiates two unforgettable days of family mayhem. With their unabashed openness and sexual frankness, the triumvirate is bereft of boundaries or filters and no one is left unscathed in its wake. The visitors push every button in the couples relationship, truly putting it to the test. How will the couple fare when the French come to New York?GoatsGenre: Comedy Cast: David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Graham Phillips, Justin Kirk, Ty Burrell, Keri Russell, Anthony Anderson and Dakota Johnson Director: Christopher Neil Rated: R In Goats, Ellis (Graham Phillips) is the most adult member of his eccentric family at 15 years old. His mom (Vera Farmiga) is a New Age hippie that spends all of her time working on self-help rituals with her hustler boyfriend (Justin Kirk). His dad (Ty Burrell) left home years ago and is more focused on his new wife (Keri Russell) and family. And then theres Goat Man (David Duchovny), the goat-herding sage who has lived in their pool house since Ellis was a child, teaching him the meaning of stability, commitment, and expanding ones mind. When Ellis decides to leave Tucson to go to the same East Coast prep school that his father went to, he easily assimilates to his new environment even gaining the attention of a local girl (Dakota Johnson). But as he re-connects with his estranged father, he finds Goat Mans influence and his life out West thrown into stark contrast. Based on Mark Jude Poiriers best-selling novel, director Christopher Neils hilarious and poignant film is a witty reversal of the coming of age formula, a beautifully honest portrayal of life with its rough edges, awkward moments and non-endings. For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to purchase tickets online, visit www.TBNweek ly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.Opening this weekendHope Springs pairs Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones; Jeremy Renner stars in Bourne Legacy The Bourne Legacy expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.Photo by MARY CYBULSK Photo by BARRY WETCHER/GHS PRODUCTIONS LLC.Meryl Streep stars as Kay Soames and Tommy Lee Jones as Arnold Soames in Columbia Pictures Hope Springs.
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With purchase of drink. Dine in only. With purchase of drink. Dine in only.Home of the ALL U-Can Eat Fish Fry 080912 8212 ST. PETERSBURG Ruth Eckerd Hall On the Road will present Steve Vai in concert Thursday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets range from $35 to $45. Call 822-3590 or visit www.myPalladium.org. The Palladium will be Vais second stop on his official 2012 North American Tour in support of The Story of Light, a new solo album of original material from Favored Nations Entertainment a label Vai founded in 1999. The virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer selected a sprawling and expressive 12-song set that promises to continue a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc begun on the artists acclaimed 2005 album Real Illusions: Reflections. While The Story of Light is largely instrumental, the album does feature guest vocalists including singer-songwriter Aimee Mann (formerly of Til Tuesday) and Beverly McClellan. Mann sings the duet No More Amersterdam with Vai a song she also co-wrote. McClellan was a season one finalist on The Voice. She appears on John the Revelator, a track inspired by a vintage recording of blues singer Blind Willie Johnson. Other highlights from The Story of Light include the title track, which opens the album, Gravity Storm, The Moon and I and Velorum. As lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, Vais lead guitar mastery bends sounds as the album explores the journey of a man driven mad by grief, touching upon elements of tragedy, revelation, enlightenment and redemption. Im always pursuing knowledge, Im a seeker of spiritual equilibrium and music is a big part of that, said Vai in a press release promoting the new album. Ive been obsessed with these kinds of ideas for years. Looking ahead, Vai envisions a third set of songs that will unravel the mysteries and reveal truths that swirl through both The Story of Light and Real Illusions: Reflections. The completed trilogy, intended to be both cinematic and operatic in scope, will include lyrics and narration. For more than two decades, Vais unique musical vision has remained largely unclassifiable. The three-time Grammy Award winner continues to summon up unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion. Vai first picked up the guitar in 1973 when he was 13. He took guitar lessons from fellow guitarist Joe Satriani beginning in 1974. As early influences, Vai names guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Jimmy Page and jazz-fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth. Vai played in several garage bands including one called The Steve Vais before attending the Berklee College of Music. At age 20, Vai first stepped into the spotlight back in 1980 as a guitarist in Frank Zappas band. He actually started his career with Zappa as a music transcriptionist. Vai ended up recording with Zappa and toured in Zappas band between 1980 and 1982. Starting with his self-released solo debut FlexAble in 1984, Vai has traditionally created a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability and poetic phrasing. I make music to push my own buttons, said Vai in his artist biography on his Facebook page. Ive always been driven by an addiction to create sounds that are unique not better than what other people do, just different. According to Vai, that obsession with running down the voodoo in his head remains the guiding force behind his ongoing musical evolution. For me, the real gravy is when I hear a strange or beautiful sound in my head and then make it real in the world using the devices I have as a musician, said Vai. The things that have never been done before are what interest me most. Among Vais solo releases are the following albums: Flex-Able, 1984, self-released Passion & Warfare, 1990, on Relativity Records Sex & Religion, 1993, on Relativity Records Alien Love Secrets, 1995, on Relativity Records Fire Garden, 1996, on Epic Ultra Zone, 1999, on Epic Seventh Song, 2000, on Epic Alive in Ultra World, 2001, on Epic Real Illusions: Reflections, 2005, on Epic The Story of Light, 2012, on Favored Nations Vai also has recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. He has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour, which began in 1996. With his solo releases, contributions to film and music scores, and millions of records and concert tickets sold, Vai continues to expand the horizons of modern music. Vai will be joined on stage by his band, including Dave Weiner, guitar; Jeremy Colson, drums; Philip Bynoe, bass; and Deborah Hensen, harp, vocals and keyboards. For information, visit www.myPalladium.org.Vai plays PalladiumVisionary guitarist performs in support of new album Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLThe Palladium in St. Petersburg welcomes virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai Aug. 16.
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SEMINOLE 2BR/1BA +FLORIDA & Laundry Room, Large Backyard, Walk To Mall, Pets Okay, Quiet Neighborhood, Tiled Floors. $1,095/Mo. Annual (727)488-1111. 145. Unfurnished Houses TYRONE MALL AREA2BR/2BA. Master bedroom 22X12. Tile floors, C/H/A, dishwasher, W/D, fenced yard. Small pet OK. $1,000/mo. first/last/ security. Annual lease. Available August 15th. (727)776-0389. 155. Furnished CondosBELLEAIR FOREST 1BR/1.5BA, Golf Course View. $800/Mo. annual. $950/Mo. Seasonal w/ 5 Month. Minimum. (Negotiable). (773) 475-1599. GULFPORT, 55+. 2BR/1BA, Bayou View. Pool, Shuffleboard. Cats Okay. $850/Mo. (3 Month Minimum). email@example.com (727)533-6553. 160. Unfurnished Condos2BR/2BA IN SHIPWATCH Beautiful gated community, two pools, sauna/gym, free tennis. New kitchen, ceramic & wood floors. Boat slip available $1,200/mo. Annual lease. (727)455-9291. CORDOVA GREENS, 2BR/2BA In Bardmoor, 2nd Floor end unit, W/D, carport, elevator, pool, $950/mo. 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Very nice 1BR/1BA furnished apt. in house off Duhme Road, separate entrance. $800/mo. includes all utilities; 1-year lease, 1 pet allowed. Non-smoking adults only. $40 application fee (credit & background check). (727) 424-8995.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. 175. Unfurn. ApartmentsSEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Standard. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A., Broker. (727)595-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.comBELLEAIR BLUFFSDeluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. New Carpet. Overlooking Pool & Courtyard, 1 block from shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. (727)483-4853. CLEARWATER: Studio, $425/Mo. LARGO: 1BR Apartment 145/Wkly, House $625/Mo. DUNEDIN: Room $75/Wkly, Studio $170/Wkly. Call or Click www.586-2412.com DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER, 1BR. Close To Bus Terminal. $490/Month. Call Bob, (727)515-0994. LARGO AUTUMN CHASE 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes Starting From $550 One Month Free with a 13-Month Lease. 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(727)595-4918 BARDMOOR 2BR/2BA, 1,100SF, Many Upgrades. Covered Private Parking. Pool, Golf, Tennis. Near Shopping. Balcony. $78,000. Owner Financing Available. Rob, (727)251-5840. 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Part of the Capitol Classics film series, Jaws is Steven Spielbergs 1975 shark saga that set the standard for Hollywood summer blockbusters while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Jaws won three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Sound and has been frequently cited by film critics and industry professionals as one of the greatest movies of all time. Meat Loaf, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Iconic singer Meat Loaf is hitting the road for his Mad, Mad World Tour in support of his new released, Hell in a Handbasket. The concert will be his first performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall since his 2008 appearance. People who come to Meat Loaf shows know what to expect, said Meat Loaf in a press release. They know theyre going to get full-on energy with the best rock n roll band in the world. Thats not an opinion. Thats the truth. Joining Meat Loaf onstage will be his longtime band The Neverland Express, featuring Paul Crook, guitar; John Miceli, drums and percussion; Patti Russo, lead and backing vocals; Randy Flowers, guitars and vocals; David Luther, saxophone and vocals; Justin Avery, piano, organ, keyboard and vocals; Danny Miranda, electric and upright bass; and Ginny Luke, violin and vocals. Dinner for Six, Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., at SAFI Theater Space, 2664 Enterprise Road, Clearwater. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show and dinner are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds will go to Showcase Arts Foundation Inc. Call 348-6682 or visit www.showcaseartsfoundation.org. The evening will include a buffet supper and performance of the new, twisted comedy Dinner for Six. Written and directed by local playwright Lil Barcaski, the comedy explores sexual identity and the parameters of relationships. The cast includes Dutch Steendam, Robert King, LeAnn McDonald, Michael Cote, Karla Emery, Tom Fassel, Elizabeth Dow and Rafe K. Banks. The Notebook, Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Presented by the American Alzheimers Association, this 2004 romantic drama is directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film is based on the romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks and stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love during the early 1940s. Their story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man played by James Garner, telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident, played by Gena Rowlands. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Saturday, Aug. 25, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Part of the Capitol Classics Family Movie Series sponsored by Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, the film stars Gene Wilder. Having proven itself as a favorite film of children, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has transcended the family genre becoming a worldwide cult film phenomenon. Theres a timeless appeal to Roald Dahls classic novel, which was playfully preserved in this charming musical, originally released in 1971, from the colorful carnival-like splendor of its production design to the infectious melody of the Oompah-Loompah songs that punctuate the story. Hippiefest, Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $45 to $79. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Hippiefest will present five well-known players who were initially inspired to pick up their instruments due to their love for rock and blues: Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Leslie West and Kim Simmonds. Audiences will have an opportunity to hear five great musicians all in one incredible tour of rock and blues music. Ruth Eckerd Hall will again feature a Hippiefest marketplace offering beads, tie dyes and other iconic reminders of Woodstock, San Francisco and a generation that brought a whole new outlook to life. Bill Maher, Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Host of the Emmy nominated HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher, the comedian and political commentator will bring his notoriously candid stand-up comedy to Ruth Eckerd Hall. With more than 18 years in television, Maher has earned more than 20 Emmy nominations for his hit TV shows and specials. Mahers first creation, the late night talk show Politically Incorrect, ran from 1993 to 2002 and featured a round-table discussion of current events with four guests coming from pop culture, politics and news. Politically Incorrect and Real Time with Bill Maher have featured many well known guests including Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, John Edwards, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Larry King, and Ann Coulter. Along with his two hit shows, Maher also has written four bestsellers.Dunedin Reception for Hot August Nights photography exhibit, Friday, Aug. 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Stirling ART Studios and Gallery, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. The exhibit showcases a different photography perspective. The public will have an opportunity to meet the photographers. Participating in the exhibit are Susan Duda, Elizabeth Faubert, Jim Goins, Stu Harrison, Kathy Lerche, Candace Spathelf, Steven Whalen and Jeremy Landau. The reception is in conjunction with Dunedins second Friday Art and Wine Walk. Visit stirlingartstudios .com. Wearable ART Fashion Show, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The pre-party will start at 7 p.m. The runway show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Wearable ART was indeed one of the first in the area eight years ago to showcase a growing contingent of artists working in fashion related ways. It continues that tradition in its eighth year featuring an exciting new collaboration with local artistic legend Rocky Bridges and his wife Kathleen Bridges, as well as work by Johnny Hunt, Mark Byrne, Scott Durfee and George Medeiros, the Garden Fairies, Michael Della Penna and perennial crowd pleaser Rogerio Martins with new work. Tickets are $20 general admission, with reserved seating going for $35 or $75. Call 298-DFAC or visit www.dfac.org.Largo Moxy Concert Believe in Miracles, Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $27 in advance and $32 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. This concert and variety show will feature the areas most talented performers, vocalists and musicians including singer/songwriter and musician Jayne Kelli, award winning performer Rebecca Zapen, American Idol Experience Dream Ticket winner Vanessa Quillao, actress and singer Becca McCoy and singer/songwriter and musician A.J. Swearingen. There also will be a special performance by Moving Arts of Tampa Bay, and the talented vocalists Jennifer Real, Rossana Spallino, Chantelle Ashby and Reggie Dockens. Swing Dance, Saturday, Sept. 1, 7 to 11 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. This recurring event features dancing and socializing. Attendees will enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Savoy Swing is the resident DJ. The center boasts a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 with no recreation card. Train Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Attendees may ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full weekend of every month in Largo Central Park. For a schedule of dates visit LargoEvents.com. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Labor Day Poolside Picnic, Monday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Attendees may bring the family and a blanket to enjoy their own picnic basket by the pool during the centers extended four-hour session. The event will include free chair massages in addition to family and friends discount admission. This will be the last public session of the season. Alcohol and glass will not be permitted. The snack bar will be open. Cost for a family (five person minimum) is $12 with a recreation card and $23 without a recreation card. Call 518-3018. Square Dancing, Friday, Sept. 7, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Attendees will spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Call 518-3131. Cost is $6. Swing Dance, Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 to 11 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. This recurring event features dancing and socializing. Attendees will enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Savoy Swing is the resident DJ. The center boasts a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 with no recreation card. The Full Monty, with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Sept. 1423, at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their girls night out, unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, N.Y. come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. They decide to present a strip act at a local club and make their show better than the Chippendales dancers because theyll go the full monty strip all the way. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. This production may not be suitable for children 11 and younger. Square Dancing, Friday, Sept. 14, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Attendees will spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Call 518-3131. Cost is $6. Swing Dance, Saturday, Sept. 15, 7 to 11 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. This recurring event features dancing and socializing. Attendees will enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Savoy Swing is the resident DJ. The center boasts a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 with no recreation card. Square Dancing, Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Attendees will spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Call 518-3131. Cost is $6. Swing Dance, Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 to 11 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. This recurring event features dancing and socializing. Attendees will enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Savoy Swing is the resident DJ. The center boasts a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 with no recreation card. Blackberry Smoke, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Atlanta-based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band of America. Over the last 24 months they have shared the stage with Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson, Travis Tritt and countless others. Their video Good One Comin On was No. 1 on CMT for two weeks and No. 3 for seven weeks straight. Square Dancing, Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Attendees will spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Call 518-3131. Cost is $6. Swing Dance, Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 to 11 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. This recurring event features dancing and socializing. Attendees will enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Savoy Swing is the resident DJ. The center boasts a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 with no recreation card. All the Worlds a Stage, Saturday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Presented by the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation, this will be the organizations 16th annual fundraising gala. The SPAF will present an evening of food, entertainment, silent auctions and dancing to benefit the Largo Cultural Center. SPAF is passionate about meeting the need for arts education in the community. Proceeds from this event go directly to that mission. Cost is $100 a person. Keiko Matsui, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $45.50 in advance and $50.50 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. After selling out her show at the center last year, the contemporary jazz icon returns. Matsui creates music both powerful and introspective, blending Western and Eastern musical influences. Her exquisite style of Japanese jazz spans three decades of international acclaim. Elegant piano melodies, a free spirit and creative genius mark her return to the Largo stage. Madeira Beach Million Dollar Baby, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2004 sports drama directed by Clint Eastwood stars Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman and Eastwood. Catch Me If You Can, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2002 comedy-drama directed by Steven Spielberg stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken and Amy Adams. My Sisters Keeper, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2009 drama stars Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva and Alec Baldwin.Oldsmar Pastel Society of Tampa Bays Summer Art Show, through Aug. 31, at Oldsmar City Hall, 100 State St. W., Oldsmar. Original pastel paintings will be on display and for sale throughout the building showing some of the finest work of its over 60 members. Formed in 2006, members represent not only Pinellas but also Pasco and Hillsborough counties. The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call Lorraine Potocki at 466-8791. Celebrate Oldsmar, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive West, Oldsmar. Hours will be Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m. Oldsmar's annual extravaganza is the city's way of saying thank you to residents, businesses, visitors and event sponsors for making Oldsmar a great place. This year, the action will start Friday with a carnival of rides and games. The celebration will continue Saturday, with the carnival, inflatables, pony rides, Touch-a-Truck, food concessions and live music. Parking and admission are free. The Black Honkeys will perform on the amphitheater stage. There will be a fireworks display. For more details, call 813-7491260 or visit www.MyOldsmar.com.