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LARGO The Pinellas community gathered in Largo Central Park for a fourth annual candlelight vigil Oct. 25, joining a national event commemorating those lost and suffering to drug or alcohol abuse. The event, organized by Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education, or NOPE, began at 7 p.m. Attendees were invited to bring a photo of a loved one who was lost to the disease of addiction to place on a memorial wall. The NOPE vigil strives to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction, according to its website. rConfronting addiction as a disease that plagues people of all backgrounds and lifestyles can help remove the shame and empower victims to seek help, it states. The organization addresses addictions to prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana and offers resources to those battling the disease and to their family and support group. For more information, visit www.nopetaskforce.org. Photos courtesy of the PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Above, friends and family became emotional as they remembered those lost to the disease of addiction during the NOPE candlelight vigil Oct. 25. Below, attendees stop to view the names of those pictured on a memorial wall.A vigil to remember those lost Above, Emily Roldan with her 2year-old niece Gabi Acevedo watch a magic trick performed by Bing-a-loo of Uptown Clowns, a group affiliated with the city of Largo, during Largos Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 27. Above right, Jackson Fehr, 4, of Largo plunges down a giant slide shaped like a wave topped with a surfer. At right, trick-ortreaters and their parents wait in line to collect candy along the treat path.Largo hosts successful Halloween Spooktacular Floridians continue early votingThree locations in Pinellas County offer early voting through Saturday, Nov. 3 By SUZETTE PORTEREarly voting for the Nov. 6 general election continues through Saturday, Nov. 3, at three locations around Pinellas. Voting locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting locations are set up at the three county Elections offices. Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road, Largo, Starkey Lakes Corporate Center Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater, first floor, north side County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg in the Annex Conference Room, entrance on Fifth Street Voters can check early voting wait times online at www.votepinellas.com. Wait times will be listed for each location with green meaning a wait time of 20 minutes or less, yellow, 20 to 40 minutes, and red for 40 minutes or more. According to the real-time information on the Elections Office website, 4,521 ballots were cast on the first day of early voting, Saturday, Oct. 27 and, by the end of the weekend, 7,538 people had taken advantage of the service.Two-page ballotElections officials say the process for early voting is Features Business . . . . . . . . . .6-7A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . . .10A County . . . . . . . . . . .8-9A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .13A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . .2-3, 5A Pets connection . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . .8-9A Outdoors . . . . . . . . .14-15A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .11A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising New training toolFirefighter-Paramedic Kevin Mannion breaks open the wood deadbolt on a steel door with a training tool recently purchased by Largo Fire Rescue. ... Page 3A.Explorer earns scholarshipExplorer Ryan Melander was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Largo Fire Rescue Explorer Post No. 941 in October. ... Page 5A.LARGO OUTDOORSName that owlLargo Nature Parks is holding a poll to name the new female Great Horned Owl at the George C. McGough Nature Park. The Friends of the Largo Nature Parks selected the top five submissions: Whootie, Butterscotch, Peepers, McGowl and Eleanor. Cast a vote for your favorite at largonature.com. Voting ends Nov. 12. ... Page 14A.BUSINESSSeminole Mall purchase closedThe possible redevelopment of the Seminole Mall took a huge step forward last week when North American Development Group closed on a $14.6 million deal to purchase the troubled mall. ... Page 6A.Red tide reported in south Pinellas Latest report shows low to medium concentrations ... Page 4A. Also, Eight OClock Theatre opens Legally Blonde The Musical this week ... 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Largo police estimated that about 25,000 people attended this years festivities, about the same crowd as last years event, said city special events coordinator Jessica Newsome. The city sold about 3,000 wristbands for the games and activities, she added. Those numbers dont include the adults at the event or those who came just for the free trick-ortreat trail. A total of 46 local businesses and organizations handed out candy along this years trail. Macho Liberti, a member of the Largo Professional Firefighters union, said the group gave out about 80,000 pieces of candy to the line of trick-ortreaters and eventually ran out. It was nonstop, he said. This year, Largo started the Spooktacular earlier in the day, at noon rather than 4 p.m. The change seemed to make the whole event safer, Newsome said. It was the first year there were no reported injuries. Last year, there were four or five first aid injury calls, she explained. There were less dark areas. I think it really did help a lot. Newsome said the event came a little bit under its budget of $30,000. The city saved about $5,000 by cutting out the need for shuttle buses and lighting. Newsome said the event is important to give the kids somewhere safe to be. Along with the safe environment, the city checks the candy that is given out on the treat trail. It went really well, she said.Photos by JULIANA A. TORRES By JULIANA A. TORRESLARG0 The city of Largo opened the first of two outdoor workout stations, called a Fitness Zone, at Largo Central Park Oct. 23. The 10-piece station that allows as many as 22 people to workout at a time already has become a popular attraction at the park. Its getting a ton of use, and were happy to see it, said parks superintendent Greg Brown. Even at the citys Halloween Spooktacular, children stopped to play on the equipment, letting family members hold their spot in the long line for the treat path that extended past the Fitness Zone. There were kids burning their candy off already, Brown said.Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESChildren dressed up for the Halloween Spooktactular Oct. 27 play on the Fitness Zone equipment at Largo Central Park. See FIT ZONE, page 5A See VOTING, page 4AVIEWPOINTSBob Driver Columnist explores theories on why Castro wanted to nuke the United States. Page 11A.
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As its name implies, it is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull. CSF is a clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The excessive accumulation of CSF results in an abnormal dilation of the spaces in the brain called ventricles. This dilation causes potentially harmful pressure on the tissues of the brain. Hydrocephalus affects a wide range of people from infants and older children to young, middle-aged and older adults. Train WeekendLARGO Ride miniature trains around Largo Central Park on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the first full weekend of the month. The next train weekend is Nov. 3-4. Visit the Train Weekend link at www.LargoEvents.com or call 587-6740, ext. 5014.Veterans Day ceremonyLARGO Join the city of Largo in an intimate Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park. Florida Fan Fare Brass will provide music. The event will include a keynote speaker and a color guard presentation. Admission is free.Family History Assistance DayLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society and the Largo Public Library will host a Family History Assistance Day on Saturday, Nov. 10, noon to 4 p.m., in the Jenkins Room on the first floor of the library, 120 Central Park Drive. Bring information about your ancestors and receive free, one-on-one assistance from a society consultant. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend and experience the process of tracing their genealogical history. Society members also will be giving tours of the librarys outstanding Genealogy Center and classes. For more information, call Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or email to Bbryan84@gmail.com.Genealogy classesLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a variety of free classes every month at Largo Public Library. Topics for October include: using Ancestry.com, tracing female ancestors, managing digital photos and a four-part series on Family Tree Maker basics. For a complete listing with details of classes and scheduled times, visit www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx. For more information, email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 595-4521.Largo Community CenterLargo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit LargoCom munityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Fall Talent ShowLARGO Auditions for the Adults and Senior Fall Talent Show are being held Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16, 3 to 5:50 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. If you like to perform, this show is for you. Registration forms are available at bit.ly/WMwi1x. A panel of judges will select 15 performers. The talent show will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, 1 to 3 p.m. A rehearsal is scheduled on Friday, Nov. 30. Tickets to the show are $5 in advance and $9 for two people or $7 at the door.Board hosts free garage saleLARGO The Largo Senior Advisory Board is hosting its annual free Something Old, Something New garage sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. More than 30 vendors will be selling old and new treasures in the sprawling air-conditioned ballroom. Stop by to find what you have always been looking for. AARP offers driver safety coursesLARGO The AARP 55+ Driver Safety Course will be offered Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, 9 a.m. to noon. This is a driving law refresher course. Most automobile insurance companies give a discount to attendees. The cost is $12 with an AARP card; $14 without an AARP card. Veterans and spouses may take the course for free. Classes are also offered Thursday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Oakridge Wesleyan Church, 11000 110th Ave. Call the church at 3939182.Weekly events Square dancing: Fridays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Spend the evening dancing country-style to professional caller Allen Snell. The cost is $6. Open Air Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse through a variety of vendors in a market featuring local produce, crafters, food, jewelry, artists and entertainment. Swing dancing: Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing on a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Free lessons from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ is Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 without a recreation card. Bay Area Singles dance : Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress, and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to fit every taste. Cost is $8.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit Highland Recreation.com or call 518-3016.Princess Breakfast PartyLARGO Visit the Highland Recreation palace for breakfast, crafts and fun on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. Preregistration required by Nov. 7. The cost is $15 per couple and $5 for each additional person.Hot Hula FitnessLARGO Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Highland Recreation Complex is offering Hot Hula Fitness on Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Hot Hula Fitness is a 60-minute total body workout designed to isolate your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads, and arms. All ages and fitness levels are invited to enjoy this exciting dance workout. Hot Hula Fitness is a registered trademark of Anna-Rita Sloss enterprises. The new class costs $5 for residents and $6.25 for nonresidents. Tiny Tot Story TimeLARGO Children ages 5 and younger are invited to dress to the theme for a morning of fun on second Fridays, 10:15 to 11 a.m., at Highland Recreation Center. Hear a story, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Preregistration two weeks prior is required. The theme for November is Happy Thanksgiving. The cost is $5 for residents or $6.25 for nonresidents.Lego FriendsLARGO Lego Friends, for ages 5 and older, meet to build new projects on third Saturdays, 11 to noon, at Highland Recreation Complex. Meet new friends while exploring the land of Legos. The theme for Nov. 17 is Favorite Holiday Foods. Tickets are, with a recreation card, $5 for residents and $6.25 for nonresidents or $9.25 without a card.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.com.Pool Customer Appreciation DayLARGO Staff at the Southwest Aquatic Complex will provide a free lunch and bottled water while supplies last on Friday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Gobble Gobble Games GaloreLARGO Tom the Turkey invites residents to his party on Monday, Nov. 12, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Southwest Recreation Complex. Play games, create a craft, enjoy a snack and listen to a traditional holiday classic. Dont forget to bring your camera. Registration is required no later than Nov. 5. The cost is, with a recreation ID card, $5 for residents and $6.25 for nonresidents, or $9.25 without a card.Lego BuildingLARGO Lego Building, for ages 5 to 12, meets on first Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m., at Southwest Recreation Complex. Get hands-on experience while learning construction, programming and teamwork. Upcoming themes include Deep Sea Engineering on Nov. 3 and Megatropolis on Dec. 1. Tickets are, with a recreation card, $5 for residents and $6.25 for nonresidents or $9.25 without a card.
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Also, a speaker from the Suncoast Sea Bird Sanctuary will give a presentation on whats happening at the sanctuary. New members are welcomed. The club meets every first Saturday of every month. The December meeting will be a Christmas party. For information, call Betty Baker at 392-5028.Auxiliary hosts yard saleLARGO The American Legion Auxiliary Post 119 will host an annual yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 130 First Ave. SW in Largo. Proceeds go to various veterans projects throughout the year. For more information, contact Sonja Hadala at 352-427-2946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.post119.org.CSF to host seminarLARGO The Community Service Foundation will present a free, two-part household budgeting seminar on Tuesdays, Nov. 8 and 15, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road. The seminar is designed for people who want to live better on less or who want to save to buy a home. For information or to register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit www.csfhome.org.Largo firefighters train on new steel door By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Seventy Largo firefighters tried to break open a steel door, trying out new training equipment that Largo Fire Rescue recently purchased. About half of the departments firefighters went through the special training over three days Oct. 23-25. Their task was to practice opening a steel door with a steel frame, with a training tool used to hone their skills at getting through such a door, explained Assistant Fire Chief Michael Handoga. Firefighters have to be able to get into the building quickly (to) search for victims, remove victims and find the source of the fire, Handoga said. Fire grows at such an exponential rate. The faster firefighters can get through that door, the faster they can help rescue those inside and address the fire itself, he said. A steel door presents a unique challenge. For us, thats the hardest door for us to get through, Handoga said. For the training, a piece of wood substitutes as a steel deadbolt, providing the resistance of a locked steel door. The real difficulty in breaking open a steel door is how close it fits within a steel frame, Handoga said. The wood deadbolt mimics the steel of a real door well enough. Our guys can get through, Handoga said. Because of the design, the training door, installed at the Largo Rescue Fire Training Facility, is reusable. After the rest of the Largo firefighters finish training on it, the department plans to invite other agencies, Handoga said. All the departments work together and train together, he explained. If theres a structure fire, its not just going to be Largo that responds. The training equipment, purchased from Firehouse Innovations Corp, is being used by other firefighters nationwide. It cost the city just over $5,000, Handoga said. But it will last and give hopefully many years of training, he added. For more photos of the training, visit www.facebook.com/LargoFire Rescue.Photo courtesy of LARGO FIRE RESCUEFirefighter-Paramedic Kevin Mannion breaks open the wood deadbolt on a steel door with a training tool recently purchased by Largo Fire Rescue.
Leader, November 1, 2012 Daylight saving time ends Nov. 4 By SUZETTE PORTERSince the second Sunday in March, most people living in the United States have been able to take advantage of an extra hour of daylight in the afternoons. That extra hour moves to the morning, starting at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Most people set their clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night. Unlike when time springs forward in March, the end of daylight-saving time allows for an extra hour of sleep. Twice a year, the start and end of the time change, a debate is triggered on the advantages and disadvantages of DST. Benefits include more time during warm-weather months for activities after work, including shopping, which some say boosts retailers potential for making more sales. The negatives revolve around disruption of sleep cycles and activities tied to the actual rising and setting of the sun. Benjamin Franklin is credited by most for coming up with the idea of DST as a way to save energy by reducing the need for electricity to light homes during the evening hours. The United States first used DST during World War I, and in 1918, a federal law was passed establishing start and end times for DST. The practice was voluntary and states could choose to participate or not. During World War II, DST became mandatory as resources became scarce and the need to conserve energy became critical. From Feb. 9, 1942 to Sept. 30, 1945, DST was in place yearround. At the end of World War II, DST continued, but was again left up to the states to decide to use it or not. In 1966, Congress passed the first Uniform Time Act that said clocks should move ahead on the last Sunday in April and then set back an hour the last Sunday in October. During the Arab oil embargo in 1973-1974, the U.S. again left DST in effect through the winter months to save energy. In 1986, the Uniform Time Act was amended and the time change moved to the first Sunday in April with the end of DST remaining unchanged, the last Sunday in October. Since 2007, federal law calls for DST to begin the second Sunday in March and to end on the first Sunday in November. However, states can opt out and some do, including Arizona and Hawaii. About 70 countries participate in DST. The debate as to whether DST does save energy in todays world continues with federal studies dating back to 2008 saying it does help lessen the demand for electricity and related resources. Some point to an added bonus tied to an increase in outdoors activities much in need by a country struggling to control a growing trend of obesity. Still others argue that the human body is wired to adjust to light and dark cycles, which are disrupted by a twice-a-year change in time, resulting in a loss in productivity due to people being tired and sluggish as their bodies struggle to adjust. Some say the practice is unhealthy with studies showing an increase in heart attacks and other life-threatening medical conditions. However, studies on preference continue to show that people generally enjoy that extra hour of daylight that comes in the spring and the promise of warmer weather. During the winter months, the weather usually forces most people inside, so DST makes no difference, researchers say. Most electronic clocks will roll back an hour automatically, but not all, so be sure to check the time when you wake up to avoid confusion. Local firefighters also advise residents to use the time change as an opportunity to check and if needed, replace batteries in smoke alarms.Red tide reported in south Pinellas By SUZETTE PORTERIts been years since more than background concentrations of red tide bloom was detected in water alongshore or offshore Pinellas County, but according to the latest reports from the Florida Wildlife and Fish Commission, low to medium concentrations have been found in water samples taken in southern parts of Pinellas. The Oct. 26 report showed a patchy bloom extending from alongshore Pinellas County through Collier County, affecting about 150 miles of shoreline in southwest Florida. But, theres no cause for alarm, Kevin Baxter, spokesperson for the Florida Wildlife and Research Institute in St. Petersburg, said Oct. 26. Baxter said so far, there had been no reports of fish kills or respiratory illnesses in Pinellas, mostly because concentrations of the organism have not been high. Fish kills have been reported in Sarasota County south to Collier County. Its a large bloom with certain patchy areas of lower concentrations, Baxter said. The red tide in Pinellas is mostly along the southern edge of the blooms boundary. Medium concentrations have been detected in water samples taken offshore of St. Pete Beach and some lower concentrations alongshore further south. Very low concentrations were reported on the north side of the Skyway Fishing Pier and medium concentrations were found in samples taken on the south side. No readings above medium were found in any of the samples taken in locations within the bloom area last week. Residents who lived in Pinellas back in 2005-2006 may remember the extensive red tide bloom that caused massive fish kills along county beaches. Large numbers of sea turtle and other marine animals died from complications of red tide. Fish found on the bottom of the ocean offshore also were affected. The FWRI reported deaths of everything from baitfish to goliath grouper, as well as sponges, corals, worms, mollusks, crabs, sea urchins and starfish. The smell along the beach was too much for many, and some experienced respiratory illnesses. It was a bad year for tourism. Baxter said there was no reason to believe that the current red tide bloom would cause problems. He said red tide is a common occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico. It happens on a fairly regular degree, he said. Florida Red tide, scientific name of Karenia brevis, was first identified in 1947, but reports of the organism date back to the 1530s. Red tide blooms occur almost every year, most usually in the late summer to early fall. The most common areas are between Clearwater and Sanibel Island. Most blooms last three to five months. Baxter said it wasnt possible to predict how long a bloom would last or where it would go or if concentrations would go higher. Its all based on the winds and the currents, he said. Right now, it appears to be moving south. Fall back; daylight saving time ends this weekend.the same as it will be on Election Day, Nov. 6. Voters must provide both photo and signature identification, such as a drivers license. Then they sign the precinct register and receive their ballot. The only difference is that during early voting, county residents can go to any of the three elections offices. On Election Day, Nov. 6, they must cast their ballot at the assigned polling place based on their home address. The 2012 general election is unique because the ballot is four pages long and voters will have two ballot cards to fill out. Voters will need to run both cards through the ballot scanner one at a time in any order. The scanner will read the first ballot card, thank the voter and then alert them when it is ready for the second card.Mail ballotsTo avoid lines, voters can request a mail ballot and vote in the comfort of their homes. The ballot is four pages, on two ballot cards and includes 11 proposed constitutional amendments and a Pinellas School District referendum, said Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark. On average it is taking voters 20 minutes just to read through the ballot questions. Residents can request that a ballot be mailed to them through 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Requests can be made online at www.votepinellas.com, or call 464-VOTE (8683). After Oct. 31, registered voters can pick up and return a mail ballot at any Elections Office through Election Day. Mail ballots cannot be returned to polling places, per state law. All mail ballots must be received at an Elections Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. As of Oct. 28, 298,764 Pinellas County voters had requested a mail ballot, and 144,343, or 48.3 percent had been returned. Added to the 7,538 ballots cast at early voting locations on Saturday and Sunday, brings the total of ballots cast so far to 151,881. At the end of the voter registration period on Oct. 9, 627,163 people were registered to vote in Pinellas County, including 226,199 Republicans and 233,580 Democrats and 167,163 listed as other. The totals mark an increase of 4,320 overall, and 860 additional Republicans, 1,833 more Democrats and 1,406 more listed as other. The Elections website offers a new feature that allows residents to view a transaction-based report of unofficial voter turnout from mail ballots and early voting. Turnout for Election Day wont be available until the day after. According to the report of unofficial results posted Oct. 28 at www.votepinellas.com/?id=2059, the Republicans were outvoting the other parties by 1,551 with 62,007 ballots cast by mail or early voting compared to 60.456 by Democrats and 29,418 by others. Tuesday, Nov. 6, is the last day to take part in the general election that will decide the next president of the United States, and other federal, state and local leaders. Eleven state referendum questions are on the ballots, as well as a local school board question and municipal referendums. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For more information, visit votepinellas.com. VOTING, from page 1A4A County Above, from left, Nancy Snowman of Micanopy, in the front of the line; Ellen Fox of Miami; Aliciamaria Smith of Land OLakes, with the striped leggings; Jody Chastain of Newman, Ga., in the T-shirt; Suzanne Niemann of Ocala, in the jacket; and Melissa Williams of Sarasota all stretch during the opening ceremony of the Susan G. Komen Tampa Bay 3-Day at Sand Key Park in Clearwater on Oct. 26. At left, Tracy Mannino of Trinity and her daughter Demee, 14 months, prepare for the first leg of the event.Walking for the cure BriefsSeniors invited to join dining sitesST. PETERSBURG Senior citizens are invited to join one of 10 different senior dining sites throughout Pinellas County where Neighborly offers hot, nutritious mid-day meals, as well as a place to socialize during the day, make new friends and enjoy a wide variety of planned activities. Participants receive nutrition education and can enjoy a variety of daily activities, such as bingo, sing-alongs, cards, games, and exercise. Other programs include information on insurance issues, hurricane preparedness, senior rights, current events, and other senior-related topics. There are no charges for meals, however donations are appreciated. Seniors must be a registered Diner with Neighborly Care Network to participate at Neighborlys dining sites. To register, call 573-9444. Participants must be 60 years of age or older and live in Pinellas County. Transportation is provided to the closest dining site if needed at no charge. Seniors must register 72 hours in advance to become a participant at the dining sites and to receive transportation. Neighborly meals provide one-third of the Daily Recommended Intake of seniors nutritional needs. For site locations, meal and program times, or other information about Neighborlys Senior Dining, call 573-9444. Since 1966, Neighborly Care Network has provided homeand community-based services to the elderly in Pinellas County so they may live independently in their own homes. A pioneer in eldercare services, Neighborly started the first federally funded Meals on Wheels program. Neighborlys other life-sustaining programs include Nutrition Services, Transportation Services, and the nationally innovative Neighborly Pharmacy. Shoppe Around the Corner offers unique gift and home decor items, with the proceeds benefiting Meals on Wheels. Neighborly also offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. For more information, call 573-9444 or visit www.Neighborly.org.PCHD director named physician of yearThe Pinellas County Medical Association named Pinellas County Health Department Director Claude M. Dharamraj, MD, MPH, FAAP as the 2012 Physician of the Year at its officer installation dinner on Oct. 24. Florida Department of Health Surgeon General and Secretary John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS presented the award to Dr. Dharamraj. Dharamraj has been with the Pinellas County Health Department since 1984, starting as a clinic pediatrician and then becoming the assistant director in 1990. She was appointed the agencys Director in 2006. For information about Dharamraj or the Pinellas County Health Department, visit www.PinellasHealth.com.County to host mobile collection eventST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Solid Waste will host a mobile collection event Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Petersburg Value Fair Market, formerly Kmart, at 3951 34th St. S. Residents are encouraged to collect hazardous waste items from their home, office or garage, and properly dispose of them at the event. Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county households. Businesses should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling Creative Recycling at 813-621-2319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemicals. Household electronics and chemicals such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, storm sewers or on the ground. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics (e-waste) contain useful materials that can be extracted and recycled, such as aluminum, glass and plastic. As for chemicals, the average household can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemicals around the home over time. For more information on mobile collections, what to bring and what not to bring, or the permanent Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center, call 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utili ties.Property tax bills went out Oct. 31Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson reminds property owners that 2012 real estate and tangible personal property tax bills will be mailed Oct. 31. The tax collectors office will mail more than 400,000 tax notices, totaling $1.1 billion. Payments will be accepted starting Nov. 1, as allowed by Florida law. Taxpayers receive a 4 percent discount for payments made by Nov. 30. After November, payments made by the following dates or postmarked if sent through the mail receive the respective discounts: Dec. 31, 3 percent; Jan. 31, 2 percent; and Feb. 28, 1 percent. All payments must be made by March 31 to avoid becoming delinquent. Each bill this year includes a personalized QR code, which taxpayers can scan with a smartphone and go directly to their online bill. Taxpayers are encouraged to pay online at www.taxcollect.com using the electronic check feature for no charge. Credit cards are also accepted online, but there is a 2.95 percent convenience fee charged by the tax collectors online payment processor. The tax collector does not retain any portion of the credit card fee. Payments also can be made through the mail, at any Pinellas County Tax Collector office, or through one of the drop boxes outside the offices. For more information about your property tax bill or other tax collector services, please visit www.taxcollect.com or call 4647777 to speak to a customer service representative.Photo courtesy PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTORThis years tax bills contain a QR code that residents can scan with a smartphone and go directly to the bill online. Photos by JIM LAYFIELD
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Weve experienced it within our own family Mom, Dad, two brothers, even Bob, who copes with a militaryrelated hearing loss. We understand it impacts every moment of every day. Driven to ensure positive outcomes for our patients, we evaluate, prescribe the right technology and adjust them to each persons unique needs. If you have untreated hearing loss, it is affecting you this very moment, not just on holidays or special occasions. Dont wait even one more day. Special Guest: Dr. Robert Morrison, Au.D., FAAA, will be here to present and answer any of your questions. Immersed in the science of hearing technology, Dr. Morrison has held serveral prestigious positions in hearing education and training for the worlds largest custom hearing instrument manufacturer. His expertise and unique background give him the skills to deliver outstanding hearing, having helped thousands regain the gift of sound. He is a nationally acclaimed speaker on digital hearing instrument technology and fitting strategies. www.bobevanshearing.com During this event you will receive: FREE hearing consultation and evaluation FREE examination of your ears to check for wax buildup FREE demonstration of Starkeys new wireless hearing aids FREE 30-Day risk-FREE trial*Door Prizes Refreshments Served110112 9156 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772*deposit may be required Explorer earns post scholarship By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Explorer Ryan Melander was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Largo Fire Rescue Explorer Post No. 941 in October. Melander, 18, has been an explorer since 2008. He has volunteered almost 1,000 hours in the community. The 2012 Seminole High School graduate is an Explorer captain. In June, he earned certification as an emergency medical technician from the Florida Medical Training Institute. In September, he recently returned from state and national certification training as a firefighter. The scholarship is awarded every year to young men that are dedicated to the fire Explorers, said District Chief Kevin Brennen. Ryan is the son of Darryl and Carol Melander of Seminole. Darryl Melander recently retired from Seminole Fire Rescue, Brennen Photo courtesy of LARGO FIRE RESCUERyan Melander recently was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Largo Fire Rescue Explorer Post. Pictured are, from left, Lt. Warren Cargill, post adviser Firefighter Andrew Dixon, Melander, post adviser District Chief Kevin Brennan and Division Chief David Mixson.LARGO Organizers for An Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is accepting entries for the second annual event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 to 4 p.m., through the historic streets of the Old Northwest neighborhood in Largo. Last year, more than 36 businesses and organizations paraded past a crowd of about 2,000. The parade helped the local nonprofit, Bikers Raising Awareness, benefiting area breast cancer patients and their families. This year, the event will include a drop box for new, unwrapped toys that will be given to Kiwanis Club of Largo to distribute to area underprivileged children. Also, the parade route will be slightly longer this year. It will start and end at the School Board parking lot. Participation is $50 per organization and includes an insert, up to postcard size, in the bags passed out during the parade. There is no limit or restriction to the size of the float. Visit www.discoverlargo.com and fill out the information under contact us for more information, or email email@example.com.Sign up to participate in Christmas ParadeLARGO In celebration of America Recycles Day, the city of Largo welcomes residents to Shredfest on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Starkey Road Recycling Center, 1551 Starkey Road. Residents can bring their personal paper documents to be securely shredded in ProShreds mobile shredding truck and recycled during this first paper shredding and recycling event. This drive-thru event makes it easy for the public to shred and recycle their personal documents, said Marissa Segundo, Largos Recycling Coordinator. Residents often ask about shredding events and with the help of ProShred this is now possible. Residents can bring up to five file boxes of paper per car to be shredded and recycled securely by ProShred. There is no need to remove staples, tape, paper clips or rubber bands. For more information or directions to the event, visit LargoRecycles.com or call 587-6760.Largo plans inaugural Shredfestexplained. And now Ryan wants to be a firefighter, he said. The scholarship helps fund the pursuit of an education leading to a career in fire service. Brown explained that he was inspired to bring a Fitness Zone to Largo after seeing a similar idea at a seminar. The city of Los Angeles had received a national grant from the Trust for Public Land to purchase the fitness equipment, and Brown was impressed with the findings of a study they presented on the effects of adding the a fitness zone to a city park. The study proved that it did improve the activity in the park. But then the people in the park got more active, Brown said. The city of Largo partnered with the Pinellas County Health Department to obtain a Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, a program through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The workout station was purchased and installed at no cost to the community, Brown said. County inmates were contracted to set up the equipment. The city installed the Fitness Zone, not only under the shade, but near the edge of the parks playground, so parents can workout while they watch their children, Brown said. Most of the equipment is designed to utilize the users own body weight. All of it is very active, a cross between aerobic and strength equipment, Brown said. The equipment also is very social. Almost everything allows more than one person to workout and some of the pieces work in tandem with two or more users. The city purchased nine pieces of equipment from Greenfields Outdoor Fitness. They include a twoperson sit up incline, a four-person pendulum ab and dip station, a two-person air walker, a two-person cross country ski, a two-person vertical press, a two-person pull-down station, a two-person chest press, a four-person leg press and a single elliptical cross trainer. City staff also added a pull-up bar, saved from the renovations at Highland Lake Park and painted it to match the other equipment. Through the same grant, the city purchased equipment for a second Fitness Zone to be installed at the Highland Recreation Center, currently under renovation, likely in May. FIT ZONE, from page 1A The Largo Leader publishes news and photographs about people and groups. Send items about registration, upcoming games and special events to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emailjtorr es@TBN weekly.com. or call 397-5563, ext. 324.
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According to the NADG website, it has acquired 27 retail properties across the United States over the past two years, making up more than 3 million square feet of existing space or space to be developed. This is exciting, said City Councilor Thomas Barnhorn. Im really pumped for it. Its the changing of an era. City Councilor Jim Quinn agreed. This is great news for the city, said Quinn. Ive always felt the Seminole Mall is the hub of the city. Its a very vibrant spot and I cant wait to see what kind of plans they come up with. Councilor Leslie Waters echoed their remarks. I look forward to the Seminole Mall once again being the downtown destination and a gathering place for our residents, and for people throughout the area, for our business, shopping and entertainment enjoyment, she said. Im happy about it, said Councilor Bob Matthews. If they build a new building, people will come. I think this is an incredibly good thing for the city, said Edelman. We have a huge development under way at Bay Pines and now this. The whole look of Seminole is going to change a lot. This will produce jobs and additional tax revenue for the city as well. NADG has its U.S. headquarters in West Palm Beach with regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas and Nashville. Among its Florida portfolio, the company has 11 existing centers, three under development and one future site. Among the 11 existing properties is the 798,000square-foot Mall of the Americas in Miami and the 236,700-square-foot Lakewood Shopping Centre in Broward County. More locally, it is redeveloping the 125,000square-foot Valrico Commons shopping center in eastern Hillsborough. Its list of retail partnerships includes Best Buy, Lowes, Tim Hortons, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, IKEA, Michaels, Costco Wholesale, Staples, Home Depot, Publix and CVS Pharmacy. The big question is whats next for the property. Will it be redeveloped? If so, will it become an indoor mall again? Will it become an outdoor mall like the Largo Mall? Or will it become a mixed-use project with retail and residential components? The current zoning does permit mixed use, said City Manager Frank Edmunds. Were just waiting to see what theyre interested in doing. It will take some time if they do plan to redevelop the property. Donya Beckman of Tampa-based Primerica Group One, the company that will manage the site, had no comment. Matthews said he envisions something similar to Photo by BOB McCLURENorth American Development Group closed on a $14.6 million deal for the Seminole Mall on Oct. 25. Future plans for the site have not been announced.the Largo Mall. The mall (as it is now) is pretty much used up, he said. Theyre going to have to start from scratch. Something new will work because people will go to a new look. Matthews said the city would cooperate and encourage whatever is proposed as long as its within the current zoning. Whatever it is, it will probably be three years before its up and running, he said. Barnhorn said he believes it will not be an enclosed mall. I think its going to be an exterior mall, he said, with access to new kinds of stores and it opens avenues for restaurants. The 425,292-square-foot mall, located at Park Boulevard and 113th Street, was built in 1964 and renovated in 1990. Seminole Mall Acquisitions LLC purchased the mall in 2002 for $20.7 million. It was sold to Downtown Seminole LLC in late 2006 for $35.7 million, despite an assessed value of slightly more than $21 million. When the economy began to sour in 2007, Downtown Seminole got behind in making scheduled payments to its creditors. In February 2011, a bank holding company legally known as JPMCC 2005 CIBC13 Seminole Retail LLC filed a foreclosure lawsuit against Downtown Seminole. Business notesSchool to host ribbon-cutting, open houseLARGO Christian International School of Healthcare Professions will celebrate its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., at 300 East Bay Drive. The public will be allowed to tour the campus, view the facilities, and learn more about the available low cost diploma and degree programs offered at the school. Members of the city of Largo government, Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, prospective students and the community at large will attend the event. Holiday gift show setBELLEAIR BLUFFS The Plaza 100 Shops and Bella Vino Wine & Cheese Market will host the sixth annual holiday gift show and pie night on Thursday, Nov. 1, 4 to 7 p.m., at 100 Indian Rocks Road. Attendees will have an opportunity to taste the award-winning Mikes Pies, enjoy complimentary wines and sample Panettone by Loison while youre shopping. Many of the stores in the plaza will be offering special offers, discounts and refreshments. Spa welcomes new practitioner PINELLAS PARK Leianne DAntilio recently joined Pura Vida Wellness Spa, 4930 Park Blvd., Suite 9. DAntilio, a licensed aesthetician, will be taking care of all of the skin care needs at Pura Vida. She is a graduate of the clinical skin care program at Loraines Academy and specializes in body wraps, scrubs and facials. Tree of Life opensCLEARWATER Tree of Life opened Oct. 24 at the Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market. Tree of Life will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays through May. The tree and plant business features the Moringa tree. Available for sale are trees, small plants, tea, Moringa oil and fresh leaves. Tree of Life owner Aniko Palko can provide an educational pamphlet and answer questions. Call 776-4752.James joins REHCLEARWATER Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. recently announced the appointment of Lori A. James as chief financial officer. James joins Ruth Eckerd Hall with nearly 14 years of not-for-profit auditing and corporate financial experience including most recently as chief financial officer for the South County Family YMCA Inc. in Venice. We are so pleased to welcome Lori to the Ruth Eckerd Hall family, said Zev Buffman in a press release. Buffman is president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. During her six years at the YMCA, she has been actively involved in the establishment of a charter school, growth and expansion from two to five branches, as well as construction and its related financing. Lori brings a wealth of knowledge to lead in the management financial obligations of Ruth Eckerd Hall. I am extremely excited to be joining such a prestigious performing arts organization, James said. I look forward to becoming involved in the diverse activities and outreach of Ruth Eckerd Hall. 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Kelly thanks friends Daryl Laventure, Tracy Griffith, Lee Davis and you the Customer for helping make One Flew South a reality. Go to: facebook.com/oneflewsouthdecor to see the latest pieces or call 727-581-3828 .Kelly Fujimura, owner of One Flew South invites you to see the Coastal electric flair.The little shop with big ideas is ONE FLEW SOUTH DECOR, located at 456 Clearwater-Largo Road Carolyn Tricoli, owner of Budget Blinds is celebrating her 1st Anniversary! (Hats Off & Congratulations for a job well done). To show her appreciation to the community that has made this business a success, Budget Blinds is sponsoring a Giving Back to Clearwater Program They will donate a turkey to the Salvation Army on each customers behalf (with a $500 purchase or more.) from November 16 to December 14. (In time for Thanksgiving & Christmas). Carolyn will use the store-front of Budget Blinds as a collection center where you can drop off nonperishable items in an effort to combat food insecurity. 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Her food has even convinced at least one lifelong meateater, that she knows of, to convert to vegetarianism. Several years ago, Oanh Ha was diagnosed with cancer. Western doctors told her radiation therapy was the only treatment available. I was scared of the side effects, she said. I didnt want to lose my hair. So she got a second opinion from a Buddhist teacher. He recommended that she give up all animal products, adopting a vegan diet and, for a brief period, eat organic brown rice and toasted black sesame seeds on a daily basis. She decided to give his suggestions a try. It wasnt that difficult, she said. I found that I liked it better than eating meat. Its not as heavy on your stomach. When she saw her doctors for a check-up a few months later, they found a drastic reduction in cancer cells. They were so surprised, she said. Thats when Oanh Ha vowed to open a vegetarian restaurant to inspire others to make better choices. Being vegan is healthy for you, she said. I want other people to eat healthy too. Were across the street from a Burger King and a KFC, added her daughter. People have to realize [our food] is healthier. With no restaurant experience (the Clearwater resident worked as a seamstress at Peggy Jenning Designs in Boston) Oanh Ha had a lot of work ahead of her. She had a passion for cooking, though, and before becoming vegan had helped cook at the Buddhist temple on Sundays. But they cooked a lot of meat, she said. Creating the menu took a lot of trial, error, and mock meat. She cooked each item on it in her home kitchen, perfecting it until it was ready for public consumption. Some favorites, she said, are the mushroom hot pot, summer rolls, lotus salad, and, of course, Photo by TIFFANY RAZZANOLotus owner Oanh Ha became vegan after a health scare, and wants to inspire others to make healthier food choices.Audubon groups receive Progress Energy grantsST. PETERSBURG The Progress Energy Foundation will invest $75,000 this year to fund environmental stewardship projects in Florida. Environmental stewardship grants improve the quality of life in communities served by Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy. Our company has a proud history of supporting environmental stewardship in the communities where our customers and employees live and work, said Alex Glenn, incoming state president of Duke Energy Florida. We recognize that a strong environmental commitment helps to improve the quality of life in local communities. Progress Energy Foundation 2012 grants will support: Audubon of Florida this $50,000 Progress Energy grant supports Eagle Eyes on the Environment, an educational outreach program that focuses on the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, located in Maitland, the premier raptor rehabilitation facility east of the Mississippi. The center provides educational programming to more than 30,000 students, teachers and visitors annually. The Eagle Eyes program engages participants in learning and actions related to water, energy and habitat conservation. Progress Energys support of Audubon of Florida dates back to 2008. Clearwater Audubon Society this $25,000 Progress Energy grant supports the Eagle/Osprey Watch Program, which involves erecting and maintaining osprey platforms, collecting nest status data, retrofitting structures for avian safety and providing educational programs to the public regarding birds of prey, including topics such as climate change, energy and how to help in preventing wildlife outages by reporting nest building on power lines. More information is available at www.progress-energy.com. pho. As one of only a handful of vegetarian restaurants not just in Pinellas County but the Tampa Bay area as a whole, Lotus is slowly building a fan base through word of mouth. Its connected with many of the areas vegetarian, animal rights, and yoga groups and organizations, which appreciate the vegan offerings. And the restaurant also hosts a popular monthly vegan buffet. The next buffet is this weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.lotusvegetarianrestaurant .com or www.facebook.com/lotus veg. and free prizes. The new store will provide customers with the same value and convenience they have come to rely on, just in a different location. The new store will employ six to 10 people. Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a well-edited assortment of merchandise, great prices and an updated store design, said Gayle Aertker in a press release. Aertker is Dollar Generals senior vice president of real estate and store development. We hope our Pinellas Park customers will continue to enjoy shopping at Dollar Generals new location. Dollar Generals new location features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers. Some of the stores new features include seasonal products featured in the center of the store, easily recognizable departments with visible signage and coolers that are more conveniently located at the front of the store.Seminole Coins relocatedSEMINOLE Seminole Coins and Collectibles recently relocated to 8658 131st St. N. The business specializes in buying, selling and trading sports cards, coins, silver and gold. Seminole Coins and Collectibles has been doing business for more than 20 years. NOTES, from page 6A
Son charged in shooting of mom, boyfriendOLDSMAR A certified nursing assistant and a swim coach were shot dead about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at a residence in Oldsmar. The shooter, Benjamin Bishop, 18, the son of the nursing assistant, was listed on the Pinellas County Sheriffs report as unemployed. Bishop was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for reportedly shooting his mother, Imari Shibata, 49, and her boyfriend, Kelley M. Allen, 49. He is being held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail. According to detectives, Bishop has admitted to shooting his mother and her boyfriend, following a series of arguments on Oct. 27. Detectives say Shibata and Allen were in their bedroom when Bishop shot them multiple times each. Detectives also said that Bishop made the 911 call following the shootings and surrendered to responding deputies at the front door of the residence without further incident. No one else was in the home at the time of the shootings, and no one else was hurt. Records show that the Sheriffs Office had responded several times to this residence since 2006. Records also show that Bishop requires medication for mental health issues and reportedly has not always taken his medication as required. Detectives said Bishop shot Shibata and Allen with a 12 gauge shotgun. The investigation has revealed that Bishop pawned a number of electronic items to obtain the funds to buy the shotgun. He could not purchase the firearm himself because he was still on probation for a 2011 domestic battery incident, where he struck his mother and tried to strangle her. Bishop reportedly told a friend that he wanted the gun for protection from gang members. The friend bought the gun for Bishop a couple of weeks ago for $279 at a local shop. Bishop hid the gun in the attic of his home until a few days ago when he brought it down to his bedroom dresser. Bishop advised detectives that on Oct. 27, his mother told him to get a job, take his medicine for his mental health issues and to start paying rent. Bishop said he also had a discussion with Allen over the laundry. Saturday night, Bishop said he was angry and retrieved the shotgun after the arguments, loaded the weapon and shot his mother and Allen in their bedroom. He told detectives he then reloaded the shotgun and shot them again.Sunstar employee charged with grand theftCLEARWATER An employee of Paramedics Plus, provider of Pinellas Countys Sunstar ambulance service, surrendered herself at the county jail Oct. 23 on charges she redirected about $52,000 of her employers money to her own use. Meghan Anne Zewen, 37, of St. Petersburg was charged with grand theft of more than $100,000. She was booked in the Pinellas County Jail and released the next day on her own recognizance. Detectives say the accounting irregularities were discovered in a recent audit and brought to the attention of Sheriffs Office detectives who initiated an investigation. Zewen was hired as the Human Resources benefits coordinator for Paramedics Plus (Sunstar) in May 2009. In the capacity of her job, she had access to company payroll records and health insurance plan records for Paramedics Plus (Sunstar) employees. Detectives said she diverted funds by manipulating payroll deductions, creating a health plan fund for a non-existent employee, requesting overages in insurance plan funds then keeping the excess funds for herself. Detectives said Ms. Zewen was cooperative when confronted with the investigative evidence and admitted to the offense. She advised that the money was not recoverable as she used it to pay bills, shore up financial problems, and reportedly for a substance abuse problem. 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He was immediately placed on administrative leave with pay. He resigned on Monday, [Oct. 15], following being picked up on Thursday. St. Petersburg police say Patsch, who was driving a 2008 Jeep, rearended a Toyota Tundra when stopped at a red light at the intersection of Seventh Avenue North and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Police were called to the scene of the crash at about 9:45 p.m. According to police, though Patsch denied having anything to drink, his blood-alcohol content was recorded as 0.189 and 0.192, which is more than twice the legal limit in Florida. Police said the crash caused $500 damage to Patschs Jeep, and about $1,000 damage to the Toyota. Unmisig said he didnt have access to Patschs personnel file and did not know if he had a record of previous disciplinary actions. 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He also was physically violent toward her. While at the scene, deputies discovered chemicals at the location and suspected a meth-lab operation. Sladon was arrested at that time for domestic violence by strangulation. A sample of the chemicals was sent to the lab for testing and was recently returned positive for methamphetamine. When deputies arrived at the home Oct. 23, deputies asked Sladon if there was another lab in the home. Sladon told deputies there was an active lab in a backroom of the home. Deputies secured the residence, and in an abundance of caution, evacuated the two residences on either side, as well as the one across the street. Narcotics detectives were summoned to the scene to conduct their investigation. Deputies initially responded to the home along with Code Enforcement to placard the home due to neighbor complaints and concerns over potential health and safety violations.Man, 23, charged in $1.7 million tax fraudCLEARWATER Clearwater police and the Internal Revenue Service worked a joint investigation that resulted in the arrest of Carlos Johnson, 23, for fraudulent tax returns, according to a police Facebook report. Johnson allegedly filed more than 200 fraudulent returns that resulted in an estimated $1.7 million loss to the U.S. government. He was taken into custody at his Palm Harbor home on Oct. 26 and is facing federal charges.Earlier this year, Clearwater police contacted the IRS after receiving multiple fraudulent return cases. Police reached out to the IRS to establish partnership to thoroughly investigate these cases. Clearwater police was the first department to have an IRS special agent assigned to them to work side by side. Johnson appeared in federal court on Oct. 26, and bond was set at $50,000.Two teens charged with burglariesCLEARWATER On Oct. 27, a woman called police after seeing two young men break into her vehicle on the 700 block of Mandalay Avenue, according to Clearwater Police. Officers responded and found two subjects matching the description on Memorial Causeway. Officers also found them to be in possession of property belonging to the victim, as well as that from a second burglary. Detectives interviewed the suspects and linked the juvenile suspects to an additional unreported burglary. The victims property was recovered. Iamon Grover, 19, a transient of Clearwater was charged with principal first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling, possession of burglary tools, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and principal first-degree burglary of a conveyance. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail on $17,000 bond. Police also arrested a 16-yearold male and charged him with three counts of vehicle burglary and burglary of an occupied residence.Man charged in 2007 murderCLEARWATER Clearwater police charged a Clearwater man on Oct. 9 in connection to a 2007 homicide, according to a police Facebook report. The suspect, Justin Taylor, 24, has been booked into the Pinellas County Jail since May 10, 2011. He was released for his robbery with a deadly weapon or firearm charge and is awaiting trial on the following charges: Failure to apPhoto courtesy of the CLEARWATER POLICE DEPARTMENTClearwater Police are investigating a vehicle that drove into the Blockbuster on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard on Oct. 26. There were no injuries.Quite an entrance POLICE, from page 8AFWC catches elusive monkeyAnimal Services saves duckST. PETERSBURG Staff with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have successfully captured the elusive rhesus macaque monkey that had been roaming the Tampa Bay area for nearly three years. On Oct. 24, a team including FWC staff, a local veterinarian and wildlife trapper located the monkey at Country Club Way South and Fairway Avenue South in St. Petersburg and used a tranquilizer dart to temporarily immobilize it for transport. Its important to remove exotic, invasive wildlife and other wildlife that poses a threat to people and the natural environment, said Maj. Dennis Post, regional commander for the FWCs Southwest Region. There has already been one documented bite from this monkey. Rhesus macaques are powerful monkeys capable of seriously injuring an adult human. They also can carry the simian herpes-B virus, which can be transmitted to humans. Untreated scratches, bites or cuts from an infected animal could prove fatal. The FWC says its also in the best interest of the monkey to be captured and removed. The urban environment of Tampa Bay is not the monkeys natural habitat and posed a threat to its health, Post said. Rhesus macaques have a highLARGO After getting word that a duck with an arrow through its neck had been sighted several times over the past several weeks, Pinellas County Animal Control Officer John Hobson joined forces with Damen Hurd and Derrick Ross of Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation in Bradenton to try to rescue the wounded fowl. On Thursday, Oct. 18, the three went to the pond in St. Petersburg where the wounded duck had been sighted. They were able to rescue the duck and Hobson took it to Animal Services in Largo. Animal Services Director of veterinary services, Dr. Caroline Thomas, took over from there. Xrays were taken with the help of staff at St. Petersburg College for Veterinary Assistant Services, located next to Animal Services on Ulmerton Road. The college is in a collaborative partnership with Animal Services. Thomas performed surgery Friday, Oct. 19, successfully removing the arrow. While the injury was quite severe and the surgery was complicated, I feel comfortable that the duck will make a full recovery, Thomas said. The duck, now affectionately referred to by the volunteers and staff as Quackers, was in guarded condition and the post-op recovery appeared to be going well. Quackers later transferred to Loving Care Animal Hospital in Largo for post-operative care. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 4:30 p.m. The adoption center is also open ly evolved society where the health and well-being of each individual is largely dependent on the cooperation of other troop members, especially for defense purposes. The monkey will undergo veterinary evaluations and ultimately be placed in an appropriate facility where it can live safely among others of its kind. the first and third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. To reclaim a lost pet, visit the shelter between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The facility is closed Sunday and holidays. For news on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty .org/animalservices or call 5822600. The lost or found pets hotline number is 582-2604.Photos courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSAbove, a hole remains where an arrow pierced this ducks neck. Animal Services Director of veterinary services Dr. Caroline Thomas surgically removed the arrow. Top, pictured is the duck before the surgery. Pinellas County Animal Services and Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation in Bradenton teamed up to rescue Quackers from a pond in St. Petersburg. pear for burglary, failure to appear on cruelty to animals, failure to appear on possession of cocaine, failure to appear on driving with license suspended or restricted, failure to appear on felon in possession of a firearm, general failure to appear, failure to appear felony, failure to appear on felonious possession of a firearm, and murder in the second degree. He is also charged with possession of marijuana, and fleeing or eluding. According to the Facebook report, Clearwater police charged him with second degree murder because detectives allege he shot and killed Corey Bernard Brown at his home in Clearwater in 2007. During the course of a fiveyear investigation, detectives identified, located, and interviewed numerous people that provided information about Taylors involvement in the murder. 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In his first book, Chase is on the Case, Chase, a raccoon detective based on himself, takes on the case of Dawsons missing favorite toy truck. Dawson is quick to blame his younger brother Carter for taking the toy. With only a half-eaten cookie, an empty juice box, and a dirty shirt as clues, Chase helps solve the mystery, and along the way teaches Dawson not to jump to conclusions and be so quick to blame his baby brother for things. They loved seeing themselves in the book, Jacobson said. They thought it was so cool. Its exciting to see the kids excited about it. His sons, who were respectively 2 and 7 when he first wrote the book, excitedly showed off the book to their friends. His wife did the same with her friends. With this encouragement, Jacobson decided to submit it to publishing companies. Within six months, he received a response from Tate Publishing, which published the book in September. He plans to base a whole series around the character of Chase. Im not a writer, he said. Its just something for me to do with my kids. Im really lucky it got picked up. The best part is, he said, now that his kids are getting older they assist him with the writing, giving him ideas to use in his books. Now we can all be writers. Its been a really great bonding experience for my sons and myself. All profits from this and any future books he publishes will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Chase is on the Case can be purchased at www.amazon.com or www.tatepublishing.com. For more information, go to www.face book.com/pages/Chase-Is-On -The-Case.Photos courtesy of CHRISTOPHER JACOBSONAt left, Chris Jacobson with his sons, Carter, left, and Dawson, right, the inspiration for his childrens books. At right, Chase is on the Case came out on Sept. 11. Spooky funPhotos by JIM LAYFIELDTop, Edward Ussia, 2, of Clearwater greets the pumpkins at the Spooktacular at Countryside Recreation Center on Oct. 26. Above, Catherine Bell, 5, of Holiday tests her bowling skills. Below, Nicole Rios, 4, of Clearwater picks her prize. Around townMeals on Wheels in need of volunteersVolunteers are needed to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homebound in Pinellas County. Volunteering for the Neighborly Meals on Wheels program is a hands-on, front line experience. People with one-and-a-half hours available midday to help in their own neighborhood, could help improve someones life and make a real difference in this critical area of need. Currently, there is a desperate need for volunteers to deliver in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulfport, and Pinellas Park areas. Volunteers pick up meals at a site near where they live and then deliver to the homebound. Maps and directions are provided. Many Pinellas County seniors are living alone, too poor to buy food, or too frail to shop and cook for themselves. And the need is growing every day. Neighborly needs compassionate, caring volunteers to share their time with lonely, isolated seniors. Please call Sandi Narron at 5739444, ext. 4210.PAR seeks drink recipesPINELLAS PARK Operation PAR is sponsoring a non-alcoholic holiday drink contest. Contestants may send a recipe to Dayle A. Catterton, M.A., Development Director, Operation PAR Inc., 6655 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Finalists will be selected and first, second and third place winners will be announced after a tasting. All recipes will be included in PARs Holiday Drink Recipe Guide. Operation PAR Inc. seeks to strengthen the community by caring for families and individuals impacted by substance abuse and mental illness. The deadline for submission is Nov. 21. For information, call 5457564 or email email@example.com.Antique car show setCLEARWATER An antique car show hosted by Emeritus at Beckett Lake is set for Monday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m., at 2155 Montclair Road. There will be World War II military vehicles present. Robert Metnick, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, will display his collection, which includes jeeps, cargo trucks and a staff car. He also will honor Emeritus at Beckett Lake resident veterans with certificates. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be offered. Call 797-7257.Veterans ceremony setCLEARWATER The American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7 will honor veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., at 1760 Turner St. Following the ceremony, the Post will provide lunch for all attendees. Call 442-5293 or visit www.alpost7clw.org.Wimpy Kid book bash setSAFETY HARBOR The Safety Harbor Public Library is hosting aDiary of a Wimpy Kidbook bash on Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m., at 101 Second St. N. Children ages 14 and younger are welcome to test their book knowledge with fun trivia, enjoying exciting Wimpy games and crafts, and enter for a chance to win prizes. The library also will show a related film at 2 p.m. Snacks will be served. Call 725-1525, ext. 118 to register.Community garage sale setDUNEDIN A community garage sale is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Hale Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Vendors can rent a 10 by 10 space and bring their stuff to the center to sell for fun and profit. The center does all the advertising, bringing in hundreds of people to shop. There is also music starting at 8 a.m. To select your spot, register at the center on Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., or Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The vendor fee is $12. Free space is offered to charitable and nonprofit organizations. Call 298-3299.
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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563Remembering the 1962 Cuban Missile CrisisWhile Cubas ailing Communist Comandante Fidel Castro, 86, waits for death in Havana and his trip to hell, it is a good time to remember how he tried and thankfully failed to push the world into a nuclear holocaust 50 years ago. Before dawn on Black Saturday, Oct. 27, 1962, the then 36year-old Cuban dictator transmitted an encrypted Armageddon letter to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow. Castro and Khrushchev had conspired to secretly install Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba that could hit Washington, D.C. However, U.S. spy planes had discovered them on Oct. 15, and an American naval blockade of Cuba had begun on Oct. 22. Castro was convinced that a much bigger version of the prior years Bay of Pigs attack was coming in -72 hours. In his letter he urged Khrushchev, then 68, to launch a nuclear attack against the United States if such an invasion took place. If they actually carry out the brutal act of invading Cuba, Castro wrote, that would be the moment to eliminate such danger forever through an act of clear legitimate self-defense. However harsh and terrible the solution would be there is no other. Later the same day, anti-aircraft batteries began firing on low-flying American reconnaissance planes over Cuba. And in the afternoon, Soviet commanders shot down a U-2 reconnaissance plane originating at McCoy Air Force Base in Orlando. The pilot, Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., 35, of Greenville, S.C., was killed. However, on the day after Castro sent his doomsday letter, Khrushchev and President John F. Kennedy cut a deal leaving the belligerent Castro out of the loop peacefully resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Soviets agreed to remove their nuclear missiles from Cuba, and Kennedy promised that the U.S. would not invade Cuba again. He also agreed to remove American nuclear missiles from Turkey. At a University of Miami seminar on Oct. 20 about the missile crisis, the panelists tried to explain Castros nuke em letter. Cuban affairs specialist Brian Latell said Castro was a sociopath. Pedro Roig, former director of TV and Radio Marti, called him a psychopath. And a Hallandale psychiatrist, Dr. Maximo Monterrey, said his diagnosis was that Castro was paranoid with latent homosexual tendencies. There is another (admittedly highly speculative) theory of why Castro wanted to nuke the United States. Castros lifelong anti-American antagonism may have arisen in part as a result of a letter that Castro, then 14, wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Nov. 6, 1940. In the letter, handwritten in fractured English, Castro begged the president to send him a $10 bill. I have not seen a ten dollars bill green American and I would like to have one of them, Castro implored. A form response letter was sent to Castro from the U.S. Embassy in Havana, but no money. Fifty years after Black Saturday, one can only wonder if the Cuban Missile Crisis would have been averted if FDR had sent the teenaged Castro a $10 bill.Angel Castillo Jr., a former reporter and editor for the New York Times and The Miami Herald, practices employment law in Miami. He can be reached at email@example.com. Florida Voices Halloween and the Volkswagen dogDuring this week many people will celebrate Halloween. They will do it mostly in the same ways as they did 50 years ago pretending to be frightened of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, hobgoblins and haunted houses. The horror movies will be dusted off. Familiar screams will fill the air. Few of us, including children, will be genuinely frightened. Weve seen most of the scary stuff before. Why cant we have some truly bone-chilling scenarios thrown our way? For example, a movie in which a typical adult male is forced to watch 10 straight hours of Project Runway. Thats a TV series in which a group of designers is required to create fashionable but imaginative womens clothing. I have watched a few of these shows, and it was a form of sustained hell for me. The torture came from my ignorance of womens fashions, and from my not caring to learn. The designers were admittedly creative men and women, but most of them were neurotic, bitchy people who made me long for a shot of liquid Valium just to ease the pain. After viewing the final products the designers came up with, I had the feeling that none of these outfits would ever be bought and worn. But by that time I didnt really care. I just wanted to have the TV program end. I watched only at the suggestion of my girl friend Liz, who has promised never again to ask me to join her with Project Runway. But the memory will haunt me, more than any Dracula movie ever could. Im writing this on Oct. 25, as the disgusting, dreadful political ordeal of the past 18 months is finally winding down. A Halloweenworthy curse to be pronounced on any American would be to have to undergo another presidential campaign before 10 years have passed. A snapshot of such a horror would be to imprison Halloween celebrants, not in a haunted house, but in an auditorium where a 24-hour debate was held between candidates who were allowed to speak for 20 minutes at a time without interruption. I would rather waltz with a werewolf. Will Halloweeners wear costumes and masks representing Messrs. Obama and Romney this week? Probably, although the features of neither man are so distinctive that they lend themselves to satire or parody. The presidents ears stand out at an angle, but not enough to be memorable. Enough about Halloween, horror and such. I chose this area of discussion just to be topical, and as sometimes happens I wish I hadnt. Id much rather write about the Volkswagen bulldog. Hes in a current TV ad that shows his owner lugging the bulldog out to the new VW. The guy puts the dog into the car, then takes him out. The owner holds the dog while grabbing the front door handle. The bulldog puts up with all of this in apparently good spirits, or at least without snarling. But after viewing that commercial several times, I have one or two questions: exactly what is its point? What does a bulldog have to do with selling an automobile? If you know, please tell me. Another TV ad that puzzles me is the one with the two young men strumming guitars, or a banjo, or whatever. An adjoining set shows an escalator with a coiled Slinky toy bouncing down the escalator steps. A third set has a wild man with a sledgehammer attacking several watermelons, spraying pulp all over innocent bystanders. The implication (I must assume) is that these things represent happiness, which is what youll get from buying insurance from the sponsor of the ad. Ive forgotten which company it is; there are so many firms peddling insurance its hard to keep them straight. The big-domed executives of Madison Avenue have always been handcuffed by a twotiered challenge. One, sell the product by persuading buyers that the soap or laxative or blue jeans are worth purchasing. But before that the ad men (and women) have to catch the buyers attention. In the messageclogged world of 2012, this can be a pretty nifty trick. It always has been. You may remember the classic TV commercial for AlkaSeltzer, in which a bloated, belching man was moaning, I cant believe I ate the whole thing. That ad won several awards for creativity, but it did nothing to increase the sales of Alka-Seltzer. Go figure. Next Tuesday most of us will have the opportunity to vote for or against men and women who, to a frightening extent, will be able to influence how we live. So lets get out and vote. If we fail to do so, were not humans. Were sheep.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drivers SeatBob Driver A Halloween-worthy curse to be pronounced on any American would be to have to undergo another presidential campaign before 10 years have passed.Smart-meter hysteria: Get over itPrivacy is relative. We often think we have more of it than we do. So, it appears, are smarts. Witness the reaction of otherwise reasonable, intelligent people to those smart meters that utilities are installing across Florida and the nation. The smart meters are digital, cellular replacements for their ancient merry-go-round forerunners. Theyll make it easier for consumers to keep track of their own electrical consumption, help to quickly identify outages, build a more efficient power grid, reduce the need for meter readers and lessen the need for more power plants. Youd think thats all for the better. But thousands of people, basing their fears on bogus viral information, are panicking over allegations that smart meters catch fire, emit dangerous levels of radiation, and most of all are part of some weird plot to intrude on privacy. They supposedly can tell when were running the dishwasher or using more electricity at noon instead of midnight. As if those were the sort of privacy intrusions we should be worried about. The hysteria got so bad in Florida that the Public Service Commission last month felt compelled to hold a daylong workshop to allay fears and answer questions that made utility executives look like so many Galileos defending heliocentrism before a monkeytrial inquisition. Weve come to this: some of our most basic scientific or technological advances are being held hostage to perversions of evidence no more legitimate than superstition. We have serious privacy issues. Smart meters are not among them. My cable-TV provider can tell exactly what we watch in my family, when we watch it, and for how long. My Internet service provider keeps track of every place I click, letting advertisers develop dossiers on my tastes and biases more intimate than the one the FBI has been keeping on me since I migrated to this country. Facebooks data-mining can make the nations spy agencies look like Inspector Clouseau in a Turkish bathhouse. Warrantless surveillance is now a police pastime. Last year alone, cell companies complied with 1.3 million police requests for texts, call logs, locations and other subscriber information, a congressional inquiry revealed in July. Security or traffic-control cameras monitor much of our movement in public. And dont get me started on the inexplicably enduring homage to East Germany known as the USA Patriot Act. We accept it all without protest, and much of the time without knowing that its going on. When we do find out none of these stories are mysteries; theyre all over the press we give the intruders a pass. Getting to watch American Idol and clicking on Hulu trumps worrying about getting stalked by marketers. Smart meters are an easier target. Its easier to invent fears about them than prove their validity. They make an easy scapegoat for the paranoid. The evidence of smart meters dangers is next to nil. Your laptops lousy batteries catch fire more often than your smart meter would, and your silly smoking habit will bring down your house way before any smart meter does. There is zero evidence of danger from the way smart meters transmit information from a few dozen yards away than the cell phone you stick to your ear half the day. And what they can tell about your habits is puny compared to what all those other pervasive government or corporate monitors in our lives do tell, without so much as giving us the luxuries of uninterrupted electricity in return. And we call ourselves an informed society. No wonder our elections are dominated by bogus issues and sham controversies. If we had smart meters installed on our collective intelligence, I have no doubt the smart meters would catch fire. Out of embarrassment.Pierre Tristam is editor and publisher of FlaglerLive.com, a nonprofit news service based in Palm Coast, Fla. Florida Voices Florida VoicesPierre Tristam Florida VoicesAngel Castillo Jr. Mayor shouldnt play hardball with the RaysEditors note: This column was written before the World Series began.Im sitting in a comfortable chair with a libation watching Prince Fielder catch a pop-up and then the delirious celebration. Its going to be a chilly World Series in Detroit. When the Tigers come here to Lakeland for spring training, the announcer always makes a point of telling the shortsleeved crowd the temperature back in Detroit 46 degrees, 52, something like that. As a baseball fan, I know its good for the game that the Tigers won the pennant historic franchise thats seen hard times lately and all that. Its no doubt a morale-booster for the folks in an area that needs bucking up, and it likely will be good for Lakelands economy to have the American League champs maybe even the World Series champs in town in March. But Im a bit grumpy right now because none of the teams to which Im loyal, chiefly the Tampa Bay Rays, are still in the playoffs. The Rays front office has no one to blame but themselves, stubbornly sitting on an overflowing basket of pitching that they could have used as trade bait to get what they so desperately need, a reliable hitter. But thats a baseball decision. They face an even more troubling business situation. My wife and I make it over to St. Petersburg about once a season to see a game, and therein lies part of the reason the Rays are a struggling franchise, the wizardry of Manager Joe Maddon notwithstanding. To restate the obvious, they need a more central location. It doesnt take a marketing genius to figure out that with a better and more easily accessible stadium than Tropicana Field, the Rays would draw more fans, be in a stronger financial situation and better able to compete for free-agent players. Better play would draw even more fans. It would be a virtuous cycle. But the Rays are tied by contract to the Trop until 2027, and so far St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster has pardon the pun played hardball with the Rays and their centrally located suitors, Hillsborough County. He has threatened to sue if the Rays so much as talk to anyone outside the city of St. Pete about the possibility of playing some day in a stadium somewhere on the other side of the Howard Frankland Bridge. In the latest incident, according to the Tampa Bay Times, St. Pete City Attorney John Wolfe sent a letter to Hillsborough Countys attorneys on Oct. 18 pointedly stating that the city would regard any discussions with the Rays about stadium locations, regardless of how couched, as tortuous interference with its contract with the club. Talk about a jealous partner. Foster reminds me of the kind of guy who shoots his wife for saying hello to the mailman. The Rays have made it clear, and the attendance numbers back them up, that all their fine efforts on the field are not going to be enough to save baseball in the Tampa Bay area if they continue to be bound to the Trop. This is the inconvenient truth Foster is studiously ignoring. If things get bad enough, its possible that Major League Baseball would use its considerable muscle to pry the Rays out of Fosters death grip and pack them off to another city. All this makes me wonder if Foster is being a tough politician, using the Rays contract with Tropicana as a bargaining chip to get something in return, or if he just has a death wish. The former I could understand and even respect. The latter would make him out to be the kid who would smash his favorite toy with a hammer rather than share it. If Foster has any aspirations to higher office, hell want to be the politician, not the selfish kid. Meanwhile, Im hoping the Giants win it all.Cary McMullen is a journalist and editor who lives in Lakeland. He can be reached at email@example.com. Florida Voices Florida VoicesCary McMullen
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To learn more about Princess and other adoptable animals, contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 328-7738 or visit 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg or visit www.petpalanimal shelter.com.Mau MauMau Mau is a 1.5-yearold pretty kitty who can be cautious at first, but she is a friendly and curious girl. She would need time in a new home to feel comfortable, but once she does, you will see the great companion cat she can be while being the center of attention. Adopt her at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit www.humanesociety ofpinellas.org. HSP unveils iPetThe Humane Society of Pinellas recently unveiled iPet Companion, a robotic cat toy that allows people to play with adoptable cats over the Internet. HSP is the only shelter in Florida to install the iPet Companion. We are so excited by this toy, said Sarah Brown, HSP executive director, in a press release. 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Faith & Family 13A Leader, November 1, 2012 Obituaries Irene Katherine TAFT90, passed away October 19, 2012, at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, New Hampshire. Mrs. Taft was born in New York City on June 4, 1922, the daughter of Christine (Rubasch) and John Schorsch. She spent the past several years at Riverhead Retirement Community, previously living in Stoddard, New Hampshire and Dunedin, Florida. Mrs. Taft also lived in California, Illinois and Connecticut. She worked as a real estate agent in Maryland for many years. She enjoyed reading and music. Golf was one of her favorite pastimes; playing at both the Dunedin Country Club and the Angus Lea Golf Course in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. She was a very practical person who enjoyed sewing and designing her own patterns. She also enjoyed knitting. Her husband, Jay L. Taft, Jr., who died in 2003, predeceased Mrs. Taft. She is survived by her son, Jay L. 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One-on-One with our physician on Tuesday, Nov. 13 or 27 FREE! Gentiles celebrate anniversaryJoe and Delia Gentile of Largo celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary recently, taking a cruise around their home country of Italy to relive old memories. The couple met when they were 14 and 18, living in Vittoria, Sicily, where they both were born. They were married on Oct. 3, 1953, after Joe Gentile served two years in the Italian Navy. They lived in Connecticut before moving to Largo in 1951. Together they have three children, six grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.At right, Joe Gentile poses in the exact place he stood more than 50 years ago as a young man in the Italian Navy, shown left. Photos courtesy of JOE GENTILEJoe and Delia Gentile of Largo visited Venice during their 12-day cruise around Italy for their 59th wedding anniversary.Take advantage of local beachesAs moms, we are constantly busy with our family, work and keeping the house clean, not to mention all the other things we do in between. Sometimes we need to relax and take a deep breath. To me, the most relaxing place is the beach. I think the sound of the waves rippling on shore and the smell of the sand is what I love. I also love watching the sunset. We are so fortunate we live so close to the beach. I know I take it for granted and dont really enjoy our gorgeous beaches like I should. I mean thats why tourists come down here on vacation to relax, right? So, we should use it as our relaxation too! If you havent been to the beach lately, I encourage you to make time and go with your family to the beach. The beach is always open and its free, so it doesnt matter if you see the sunrise or the sunset. I love going during the day with my two little girls. They have so much fun playing in the sand and swimming in the water. You cant beat the free price and kids enjoy it too. If you like watching the sunset, we found a great place on North Redington Beach. Its a beach the locals frequent, behind the Double Tree Hotel and Mangos Restaurant and Tiki Bar. Photo courtesy of KADI HENDRICKS TUBBSHula dancers entertain the crowds gathered on North Redington Beach at dusk.You can go and watch the sunset while the kids play in the sand. They have tropical island music playing, and at sunset the hula dancers known as the Sunset Island Dancers perform. The hula dancers even give free hula lessons to the kids and let the kids do the limbo. My girls have so much fun dancing and doing the limbo. The restaurant and tiki bar are open if you want food and drinks, but you dont have to buy anything. You can bring your own chairs and sit on the beach and bring your own food. The sunsets are beautiful. Its just relaxing and something the whole family can enjoy.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls ages 6 and 8, lives in Seminole. Visit Mom2MomFamily Fun.blogspot.com. Faith briefs Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs Peace Memorial Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Colorful Combinations, a concert featuring Mark Sforzini leading the St. Petersburg Opera Chamber Ensemble, will be presented Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave. Sforzini leads the St. Petersburg Opera Ensemble, with some of the best musicians in Tampa Bay, for a delightful concert using different instruments and combinations to create a tapestry of musical colors. The program will feature operatic selections and fine chamber works by American composers including, Menotti, Moore, and Sforzini, plus opera favorites by Mozart and Puccini. There is no admission charge. Seating is first come, first served. An offering will be taken with a suggested $5 minimum. After the concert, there will be a light reception in the fellowship hall. For information, call 446-3001 or visit www.peacememorial.org.First Baptist Church of Indian RocksLARGO The Martins will perform Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road. Attendees will hear the smooth, rich sounds of multiDove Award winning and Grammy nominated trio The Martins. The Martins recently completed a three-year labor of love the end result is a brand new recording, appropriately titled New Day. Filled with all new songs featuring the trios unmistakable harmonies, the new recording produced by multiplatinum selling Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus was released in the summer of 2011. For information, call 595-3421 or visit www.indianrocks.org.Church of the Ascension CLEARWATER A big church yard sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave. The sale will feature crafts, collectibles, antiques, Christmas, tools, housewares and food. Proceeds will benefit the churchs adult work mission team. Call 447-3469.Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church PASS-A-GRILLE The community is invited to attend an evening of Thanksgiving and praise on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, 107 16th Ave. The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will join with church organist Dale Williams, the chancel and bell choirs as well as soloists for an evening of inspirational Thanksgiving and praise music. The quintet is comprised of titled members of the Florida Orchestra. Williams currently serves as adjunct piano professor at the University of Tampa, staff accompanist at St. Petersburg College, accompanist for the Tampa Oratorio Singers and the pianist for the Florida Orchestra. People attending are asked to bring nonperishable and canned foods for donation to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. For information, call 3605508.First United Methodist ChurchPINELLAS PARK A pumpkin patch will run through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at First United Church of Pinellas Park, 9025 49th St. N. The church also will offer a Trunk or Treating event Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. The church will host its Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will feature crafts, entertainment, games and food. For information, call 5465741.Center for Spiritual Life ST. PETERSBURG Kyriacos Markides will present The Mystical Spirituality of the Byzantine East on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Wireman Chapel at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S. Markides, a native of Cyprus who has taught for 40 years in the sociology department at the University of Maine, is one of the most popular writers on spirituality in America today. He is the author of seven books, four of them on the esoteric spiritual traditions of Mount Athos in Greece, and he is considered to be the preeminent writer on the mystical spirituality of the Christian East (Greece and the Balkans, Russia and Eastern Europe and the Middle East) writing in English today. Markides approach combines that of social scientist and spiritual seeker in a unique and engaging manner, and he is much sought after as a speaker in numerous countries. The free program is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life Burchenal Lecture Series. For information, call 8647979.North Bay Community ChurchCLEARWATER The sixth annual fall craft show will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at North Bay Community Church, 3170 McMullen Booth Road. The event will include a variety of arts and crafts vendors, food court, silent auction, raffle, face painting and live music by the worship band Soar. The church is a strong supporter of local charities like F.E.A.S.T. of Palm Harbor, Clothes to Kids in Clearwater and Haven House. The church also is a meeting place for AA groups and Scouting groups. The success of this craft show helps to keep the church strong to continue these local missions. For information, call 796-0071. Interested vendors may email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.People That Love Church and MissionST. PETERSBURG Food is being collected for the holidays and for daily distribution at the People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N. Canned and nonperishable foods are needed, as are 10to 12-pound turkeys. All donations may be brought in at anytime. For information, visit www.people thatlove.com. Follow the Largo police on Facebook. Search for the Largo Police Department. INDIAN ROCKS BEACH A memorial service will be held for Herta Schulz Friday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 1st St. Herta Schulz, 71, of Homosassa, formerly of Largo, was born on May 15, 1941, in Trier, Germany. She died at home on Aug. 29, under the care of Hospice less than a year after being diagnosed of ALS, a motor neuron disease. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Willi Schulz, her sister Karen (KarlHeinz) Von Der Straeten of Ingolstadt, Germany, her daughter Claudia (Karl) Interrante, her son Michael (Cheryl) Schulz and her grandchildren Emily and Mika Schulz and Luke Interrante. Herta immigrated to Florida in 1964 due to a job relocation for Willi, who was employed by Volkswagen as a trainer. Willi, Herta and Michael moved from Germany to Gainesville and, shortly thereafter, the Largo area of Florida. In 1976 they became citizens of the United States. In 1976 Willi, Herta and Michael opened German Imports Corp. on Indian Rocks Beach, which relocated a few years later to their current location on Walsingham Road in Largo. Hertas hobbies which included making time for her family, gardening, traveling, cooking, reading, sewing and knitting. She was an avid tennis player and enjoyed partners tennis with the city of Largo for many years. A reception will follow the memorial service in the Calvary Episcopal Church parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Ride to Defeat ALS Team IRB Rotary, which will be riding in Herta's honor to find a cure for ALS. Visit www.indian -rocks-rotary.org.Memorial service planned for Largo woman
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Someone who was just your cousin or coworker before is now suddenly a good friend. Can we learn anything about the growth of friendship among the intelligent creatures out at sea? Early this spring, a big burly bottlenose dolphin bull wed never seen before appeared suddenly in our local waters and stayed around for some time. To honor his obvious physical power, Capt. John Heidemann called the strange new dolphin Xiphos. Xiphos has stayed though the fall, which isnt unusual because there have been some available females around too. What is unusual is that Xiphos might may be taking up with another big burly bull we call Schnoz, whose dorsal fin pattern resembles a nose in silhouette. If these two bruisers are striking up a friendship, its fascinating for several reasons. First, that bulls of any type would strike up a friendship is intriguing because most male mammals view each other as rivals. But in fact, bottlenose dolphin bulls DO form strong, life-long bonds with one or more bulls. Called alliances in the scientific literature and bonded bull buddies by Dolphin Watch, the attachment between bottlenose dolphin bulls is the strongest bonds that dolphins form; even the mother-calf bond is not as durable. But we dont know much about it. Second, about 20 percent of the 300 Johns Pass dolphins weve identified to date are mature bulls, and nearly all are part of an alliance or have cooperated in a super-alliance from time to time. Translated, male bonding is the norm out there among our local dolphins. But there are exceptions, the most striking of which is Schnoz. Weve watched him since 2003; that boy works alone. Third, the opportunity to learn more about the process of male bonding takes intensive fieldwork because you need lots of time and money to study the few species that bond this way. In addition to bottlenose dolphins, male bonding occurs among African lions. The brawny tawny pairs or trios of cats with magnificent manes trotting between African prides are lion brothers. Bottlenose dolphin bulls could be brothers but its unlikely; in any case, we dont know. If Xiphos and Schnoz team up, itd be great to sample their DNA. How and why does the rare system of male bonding work? As to why, animal behaviorists speculate that bonded males outcompete solo males and thus win [more often] in the game of love. As to how, we know almost nothing about how bond formation takes place. If Xiphos and Schnoz continue to appear together at sea, theyll give us a glimpse. Xiphos and Schnoz behaved similarly but independently across the warm months. Both appeared during the spring (typical bull behavior) and haunted the vicinity of females (also typical bull behavior for both lone and bonded bulls). They used the same waters and often appeared alternately on our Help name the owlLARGO Largo Nature Parks is holding a poll to name the new female Great Horned Owl at the George C. McGough Nature Park. The Friends of the Largo Nature Parks selected the top five submissions: Whootie, Butterscotch, Peepers, McGowl and Eleanor. Cast a vote for your favorite at largonature.com. Voting ends Nov. 12. The bird was acquired through the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in late July. She was found on the Fox Hollow Golf Course with severe damage to one of her eyes, rendering her partially blind. The Clearwater Audubon Society rescued the owl, and she received medical care from the veterinary staff at Busch Gardens. Due to the birds injury, she is no longer suited to live in the wild and has found a permanent home at McGough Nature Center. McGough Nature Center sees this as an opportunity to connect the public with nature. When you are able to bring a live owl in to a teaching setting, it really reinforces the point of the lesson to the students, says Kyle Vogel, a nature program specialist at the park. This owl has almost completely lost her sense of sight, but that allows us to demonstrate to students how her other senses help compensate for this loss. Help support the owls by becoming a member of, volunteering with, or making a donation to the Friends of the Largo Nature Parks. For more information, call 518-3047 or visit the McGough Nature Center, at 11901 146th St. N. in Largo. The center is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Help decide if this owl is named Whootie, Butterscotch, Peepers, McGowl or Eleanor by voting at largonature.com. Photo by ANN WEAVERBottlenose dolphin bulls communicate with each other in many ways, ranging from affection to controlled and unrestrained aggression.field surveys, perhaps monitoring each other in addition to the girls. Schnoz reputation is well established among local dolphins, but Xiphos may have had to establish his because hes new in town. In any case, he took the time to soundly trounce a fish as a display for local bulls N and Rippington (who, by the way, we havent seen since!). We know nothing about Xiphos where he came from or how old he is. His dorsal fin has the roughened look that experienced bulls get as layer upon layer of old battle scars accumulate on their dorsal fins. Other than that, though, hes not scarred up. Hes confident; he hunts under docks and only briefly hesitated about the research boat. We know a lot about Schnoz. Hes unique. Hes big but nearly scarfree, though he periodically appears with the wounds of war with other dolphins. Scar-free males are either young or of high social status. In nature, the high-ranking animals do not have to fight for their position; it is the low-ranking animals that must fight and become heavily scarred. Moreover, Schnoz dorsal fin is developing that roughed-up look from layers of old battle scars. Nonetheless, hes our local ladies man. He is so often in the company of a particular group of local lady dolphins that weve dubbed them the Schnoz Girls. Finally, Schnoz is unique in being the most conspicuously affectionate bull weve seen to date; whether this is related to his popularity with the Schnoz Girls is unknown. By the start of fall, the two began to appear together in the same group with a number of local ladies who lost their calves this summer. I am intensely interested in knowing more about this process and will be keeping my eye on the bull.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at daz email@example.com or visit her website www.dolphinsuperstore.com. Read her award-winning Dolphin Watch column weekly at www.TBNweekly.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Weedon to host guided hikesST. PETERSBURG Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 4536500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Great Weedon Bird Quest setST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon Bird Quest will be Friday, Nov. 9, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Guests will learn to identify marks and behaviors of the island birds while taking advantage of this free guided hike. Binoculars will be available. Registration is required. Call 4536500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
Outdoors 15A Leader, November 1, 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 Directory090612L 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 Oak Ridge Wesleyan ChurchSharing the Son on the Sun CoastClassic Gospel Hour 8:30am Worship Celebration 10:00am11000 110th Ave. N Largo727-393-9182www.oakridgewesleyanchurch.org 083012Senior Pastor Dr. Phillip GrayMeeting Rooms & Fellowship Hall Available for Rent. 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Knowing that a boat is the stand on boat also allows other give way boats the opportunity to predict what and where the stand on vessel will do and go, so give way boats can adjust their course and speed accordingly. The give way vessel is required to do what is necessary to avoid a collision with the stand on vessel. Knowing which vessel is stand on and which is give way is essential to be a safe boater, so how does one know which is which? This determination is made by the way every boat is sectored into green, red, and white sectors. The sectors are actually easier to identify at night because your boats navigation lights establish them, if they are installed and working correctly. It may help you to understand the sectors by walking around your boat at night with its navigation lights on. The green sector on your boat, as identified by your green navigation light, is your danger zone or give-way Zone. This extends from the center of your bow (dead ahead) to 22.5 behind the starboard beam, or 112.5 from the bow, along the starboard side. When another boat operator sees your green light, or is in the zone of your green light (0 degrees to 112.5 degrees) the other boat has the right of way (think of green as being go for the other vessel) and is the stand on boat. When you have a boat in your green sector, you are the give way vessel and must take action to avoid a collision. The red sector on your boat, as identified by your red navigation light, is your safety zone or stand on zone. This extends from the center of your bow (dead ahead) to 22.5 behind the port beam, or 112.5 from the bow, along your port side. When another boat operator sees your red light, or is in the zone of your red light (0 degrees to 112.5 degrees) the other boat becomes the give way vessel and is required to alter course to avoid a collision with your boat, which is now the stand on vessel (think of red as being stop for the other vessel). When you have a boat in your red sector, you are required to maintain your course and speed so the give way vessel can alter its course and/or speed to avoid a collision. The third sector on your boat is the white sector, indicated by the stern light. This sector covers the area not covered by the red and green lights, of 135 degrees. If you are approaching another boat and see its white light you are always the give way vessel and must take whatever action is necessary to avoid a collision. At night, a white light that you appear to be closing on indicates that you are overtaking the other boat and you are the give way vessel. Also, a white light can be a masthead light, visible 360 degrees, and usually indicates that a boat is anchored, in which case if you are under power you are also the give way vessel. You cannot be a knowledgeable and safe boat operator if you do not know the three sectors of a boat and are able to translate that knowledge into action when you are on the water. For example, if you are under power and see a boat heading directly to you from your bow, or at night see both the green and red lights of a boat approaching you, it means that you are on a head on course for a direct front end collision with the other boat. In this case each boat operator is to avoid a collision by altering her respective course to starboard (left), if possible. In the event you are in another boats green sector, or see its green light, you are the stand on vessel and should maintain your course and speed so that the give way vessel can alter its course to avoid colliding with your boat. In the event you are in another boats red sector, or see its red light, you are the give way vessel and should alter your course, speed, or both to avoid a collision with the other boat. Also, you should be aware of the fact that the operator of the other vessel may not see your lights, know what they mean, or even be aware of your presence. If a serious danger of collision exists for any reason and you have time, you should use your horn to sound the emergency signal of five short blasts and take whatever steps are necessary to avoid a collision, no matter what the rules are. The key is, whether you are stand on or give way you should take whatever action is necessary to avoid a collision. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary provides training on this topic and others through a Boating Skills and Seamanship course offered in your area. Many insurance companies will provide you with a discount on your boat insurance if you have successfully completed the course. For information on the closest course offered in your area, please call 898-1324 and leave a message. You will be directed to the course nearest to you. If you enjoy spending time on the water in a boat, taking the course might save your life one day.Loren D. Reuter serves as the U.S. Coast Guard Au xiliary Staff Officer for Public Affairs and Pu blications, Flotilla 7-2.Loggerhead sea turtle nesting was near a 24-year high along Florida beaches this year, according to data compiled by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission researchers. The loggerhead is listed federally as a threatened species. Trained surveyors from partners across the state count nests on nearly 250 miles of beaches as part of the Index Beach Nesting Survey. Surveyors follow firm counting guidelines, making it possible for FWC researchers to use the data from these beaches to identify trends. In 2012, index beach surveyors counted 58,172 loggerhead nests, one of the highest counts since monitoring began in 1989. Nesting on these beaches peaked at 59,918 nests in 1998, and hit a low of 28,074 in 2007. After a steep decline in Florida loggerhead nesting between 1998 and 2007, nesting has risen over the past five years, said Dr. Blair Witherington, FWC research scientist. Were pleased to see this increase, but we recognize that loggerheads, and other sea turtle species, still face many challenges. As hatchlings will continue to emerge from nests through November, people are asked to stay at a distance if they spot sea turtles on the beach. People are also asked to remove beach furniture and other objects from the beach at night so there is a clear path for hatchlings to make it to the water. In the U.S., 90 percent of all loggerhead nesting occurs in Florida, the majority of which takes place along the states east coast. The loggerhead is the most common sea turtle species to nest in Florida. Green turtles and leatherbacks, federally endangered species, also nest on Florida beaches, primarily on the east coast, and their nesting numbers have been increasing over time. Since tracking began in 1989, green turtle nesting in Florida has increased about tenfold. This year, surveyors found 6,054 green turtle nests on index beaches, down from last year, but consistent with normal variation. Leatherback nesting in Florida also has been on the rise since monitoring began. For the 2012 season, surveyors counted 515 leatherback nests on index beaches. Only 45 leatherback nests were counted on the same beaches in 1989. The extensive data collection is made possible with the help of hundreds of surveyors from conservation organizations, universities and federal, state and local governments along with private volunteers. These and other partners also provide data to FWC researchers through the Statewide Nesting Beach Survey, which documents all sea turtle nesting in Florida. The FWCs role in coordinating Floridas sea turtle nest counts, training surveyors and compiling data is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and sales of the states sea turtle license plate. Report sick or injured sea turtles to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).Loggerhead nesting numbers upHopefully this weekend will at the very least be acceptable for getting out on the water. Hurricane Sandy followed by a substantial cold front has all but shut down fishing the last seven days. Theres no doubt that big changes have taken place. Strong north winds have dirtied our near-shore waters, putting the brakes on the awesome Spanish mackerel/kingfish bite we had last week. It will take four or five days of east winds for the water to clean back up and the bait to gather again. Look for the fish to show back up offshore where the water is cleaner. Artificial reefs 10 to 20 miles offshore will be your best bet this weekend. Inshore, redfishing has been picking up as of late. Target morning low tides for best fishing, as the water finishes falling off your favorite flat right around sunrise, so should the redfish. Target flats that have a distinct dropoff often indicated by a slightly shallower sand bar along the edge. The deep side of the sand bar will often be made up of sparse grass, perfect bottom for bouncing soft-plastic jigs. Darker colors will typically produce better as they more accurately represent the shrimp and crabs the redfish are used to seeing. Clear blue skies. When all the clouds finally move out and high pressure builds back in on the backside of the front, the sky is often bright blue and completely cloudless. This might look pretty enough but can make for some tough fishing. Shallow water fish become very wary under these conditions and will often lay on the bottom motionless and wait for more favorable conditions. Slow down your presentation when casting artificial lures or switch to cut bait instead of live bait. This will give the redfish a better opportunity to find your bait. Until next week get bent! Contact Tyson Wallerstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Standing by for better weather Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wellerstein Rain harvesting workshop setLARGO A rain harvesting workshop will be presented Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Attendees will learn how to save rainwater in a recycled plastic barrel. The collected water may be used for plant beds, potted plants, and vegetable and herb gardens. With payment of $25 advance registration fee, each attendee will receive the booklet Building and Installing the Rain Barrel, one 60-gallon plastic barrel and a 3/4 spigot. Registration is required. Visit pce-lawnand garden.eventbrite.com. Safe boatingLoren Reuter
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B November 1, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:FlightGenre: Drama Cast: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, John Goodman and Tamara Tunie Director: Robert Zemeckis Rated: R In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crashlands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane. Wreck-It RalphGenre: Animation and comedy Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Ed ONeill, Mindy Kaling, Adam Carolla, Horatio Sanz, Dennis Haysbert, Edie McClurg, Roger Craig Smith, Gerald C Rivers, Rachael Harris, Stefanie Scott, Reuben Langdon and Kyle Hebert Director: Rich Moore Rated: PG From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore comes WreckIt Ralph, a hilarious, arcade-Opening this weekendFlight stars Washington, Cheadle; Disney plays Wreck-It Ralph Photo courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURESDenzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker in Flight, from Paramount Pictures. game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove hes got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Heros Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day but can he do it in time? The Man with the Iron FistsGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Russell Crowe, RZA, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier Director: RZA Rated: R Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a bigscreen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takesall battle for a fortune in gold. Blending astonishing martialarts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hops most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date. 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Call 587-6793 or visit LargoArts.com. A sleeping princess, a spellbound prince and plenty of fairies are all part of this quirky adaptation of the popular tale. The evil queen of the fairies exacts her revenge on the royal family by sending the beautiful princess into an everlasting sleep. To the audiences delight, more than one spell is about to be broken by the kiss of a handsome prince. Red, White and Craft Brews Fest, Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Armed Forces History Museum, 2030 34th Way N., Largo. Tickets are $25. Call 539-8371 or visit www.armedforces museum.com. The event will feature 30 vendors offering samples of more than 60 craft and specialty brews from all over the world. Guests will receive a souvenir cup upon arrival for taste testing. Complimentary food will be offered by Pappas Ranch and will include pulled pork sliders, fish spread, spanakopita and coleslaw. Water and sodas will be available for purchase and coffee will be available free of charge. 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Santas Holiday Revue is a fastpaced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous round-the-world tour of dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. The audience will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore that instill the magic of the season. It Was a Very Good Year, a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra presented by TS Productions, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $25.50 in advance and $30.50 at the door. Call 587-6793 or visit LargoArts.com. Tony Sands has an uncanny talent of portraying Frank Sinatra. His mannerism and singing voice will take the audience on a musical journey. This show incorporates stunning video graphics that will entice you the moment the lights dim and the music begins. Its as if Sinatra walked off of the screen and on to the stage to perform for the audience. Visit www.itwasaverygoodyearshow.com. Hot Club San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $26.50 in advance or $31.50 at the door. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. Fire up the holidays with a swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole featuring many favorites and some rarer seasonal gems. This dazzling holiday performance has something for everyone. Make this season bright with flames of gypsy jazz.Belleair Sundays in Belleair concert series featuring David Ball, Trailer Choir and Caroline Kole; Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 to 9 p.m., at Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Call 518-3728. Sponsored by St. Lukes Cataract and Laser Institute, this installment of the Sundays in Belleair concert series will have a country theme. Grammy-winning, classic country artist David Ball will headline the show, which also will include performances by the honky-tonk trio Trailer Choir and Belleairs own Caroline Kole. Attendees may bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, provided by Maggie Maes, Mr. Bills Fine Foods, Sweet Carolines Bakery, Bella Vino Wine and Cheese Market and Great Bay Distributors. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at The Dimmitt Community Center as well as Bella Vino Wine and Cheese Market, 100 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Visit www.sundaysinbelleair.com. Clearwater You Cant Take It With You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, through Nov. 4, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. 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In the classic farce A Bedfull of Foreigners, when two couples on holiday in France are accidentally assigned to the same hotel room, mistaken identities, hasty cover-ups and hilarious situations ensue in this comedy that has delighted audiences around the world. Pre-Election Chucklefest 2012, featuring The Improvables; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, 8 to 10 p.m., at West Coast Players Theater, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Tickets are $12. Call 437-2363 or 348-6682. Visit www.wcplayers.org. The Improvables an improv comedy troupe sponsored by Showcase Arts Foundation Inc. will present skits and bits of improv comedy. Proceeds will benefit the foundation and WCP. Steven Wright, Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $65. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Wright, Academy Award winner and Grammy nominated comedian, got his big break in 1982 when he was first booked on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The king of late night enjoyed the performance so much he invited him to appear again the following week kicking Wrights career into high gear. In 1985 he released his debut album, I Have A Pony, earning him a Grammy nomination. That same year he starred in his first HBO Special A Steven Wright Special. Wright was honored with an Academy Award for Best Short Film in 1989 for his film entitled The Appointments of Dennis Jennings in which he starred and co-wrote. The Tampa Bay Symphony: From the New World; Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., at the Arts Auditorium, St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. The symphony will perform Antonin Dvoraks Symphony No. 9 From the New World, Aaron Coplands Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Edward MacDowells Woodland Sketches, including To a Wild Rose, and Morton Goulds Red Cavalry March. Tickets are $20 at the door. 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Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liars Autobiography, and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapmans voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests. Not a documentary, not a Monty Python film, A Liars Autobiography is Chapmans own take on his bizarre life and his search for selfknowledge. Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True, who knows? At his memorial service, John Cleese called Chapman a freeloading bastard. Now, as the film re-unites Chapman with Cleese, Jones, Palin and Gilliam for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title the most prolific corpse since Elvis. The BayGenre: Horror Cast: Will Rogers and Christopher Denham Director: Barry Levinson Rated: R Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Md., but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told until now. From Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes this nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though peoples iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, Web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.Jack and DianeGenre: Drama, horror and romance Cast: Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Kylie Minogue, Cara Seymour, Dane DeHaan, Michael Chernus and Lou Taylor Pucci Director: Bradley Rust Gray Rated: R Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet on a summer day in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Bubbly and nave, Dianes charming innocence quickly begins to open tomboy Jacks tough skinned heart. But when Jack discovers that Diane is moving at the end of the summer, she pushes her away. Diane is overwhelmed by her powerful new feelings, and they begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways, causing unexplainable violent changes to her body. Young love is a monster can Jack and Diane survive?This Must Be the PlaceGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson and Kerry Condon Director: Paolo Sorrentino Not rated Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50, he still dresses Goth and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasnt on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters and trailers, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo by CHAN KAM CHUENLucy Liu stars as Madam Blossom in The Man With the Iron Fists. Image courtesy of EPIXRecordings made by the late Graham Chapman are matched with recorded sound and images from the present to create A Liars Autobiography, the untrue story of Monty Pythons Graham Chapman from EPIX and Brainstorm Media.Music sceneREH welcomes Celtic Thunder; Mannheim Steamroller plays the Straz Center By LEE CLARK ZUMPEIn the coming weeks, the Tampa Bay area will host a wide variety of musical headliners, with concerts performances set for artists such as Rush, Asia, Weezer and Glenn Frey. In addition to shows at concert venues, several music festivals are planned. The Northeast Exchange Club will present RibFest 2012 Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Gates will open at 11 a.m. daily. The event will include ribs, music and a family fun zone. This years headliners will include Buddy Guy, Heart with special guest Shawn Colvin, and Montgomery Gentry. Other artists scheduled to perform include Come Back Alice, Jonny Lang, Sheri, Conner Christian & Southern Gothic, Gregg Rolie, Matt Stillwell and Colt Ford. Online advance tickets are $16 plus service charge. Tickets are $20 at the gate. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Visit www.ribfest.org. The Sundays in Belleair concert series will continue with a show featuring David Ball, Trailer Choir and Caroline Kole; on Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 to 9 p.m., at Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Call 518-3728. Sponsored by St. Lukes Cataract and Laser Institute, this installment of the Sundays in Belleair concert series will have a country theme. Grammy-winning, classic country artist David Ball will headline the show which also will include performances by the honky-tonk trio Trailer Choir and Belleairs own Caroline Kole. Visit www.sundays inbelleair.com. The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic will run Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18, at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater; and Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. The annual event will feature bands such as Bill Allreds Classic Jazz Band, Wallys Warehouse Waifs, Cornet Chop Suey, Rose Bilal and the Stars of Jazz, Betty Comora, Jane Campedelli, Bob Drago, Dave Gannetts Barehanded Wolfchokers, The Valerie Gillespie Trio, Sonny LaRosas Americas Youngest Jazz Band and many more. A weekend badge costs $100. Daily badges for Friday and Sunday are $40. Daily badges for Saturday are $50. Call Bette Marnell at 5360064 or visit www.jazzclassic.net. Dunedins annual Celtic Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 17, noon to 9:30 p.m., at Highlander Park, Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. This years outdoor celebration will feature Seven Nations, Brother, Enter the Haggis and Arvel Bird. The festival serves as a fundraiser for Dunedins Scottish bands and is promoted, organized and managed by the Dunedin Highland Games and Festival Committee Inc. Visit www.dunedinhighlandgames.com/celtfest.html.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Rush, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.Capitol Theatre Howard Jones, Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Asia, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. Clay Aiken: Christmas Concert; Sunday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Crowbar Maserati, Friday, Nov. 2, 9 p.m. Future Islands, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. See MUSIC, page 8B Howard Jones performs Nov. 1 at Clearwaters Capitol Theatre.
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The last group of straggling trick-or-treaters have shambled off to their homes assuming the zombies roaming the darkened alleys dont find them lingering in some shadowy alcove gobbling down their hoard of sweets. Those who find themselves haunted by the persistent allure of Halloween may want to prolong the experience by lining up an in-home horror movie marathon. Theres no better time of year to indulge in the discomforting genre, reveling unapologetically at the ghoulish, the grisly, the gruesome and the gory. Following is a quick review roundup of some recently released horror flicks that might make the list for a post-Halloween night movie marathon.Cabin in the WoodsDirected and co-written by Drew Goddard and cowritten and produced by Joss Whedon, Cabin in the Woods stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams. A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. If it sounds familiar, give it a moment As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make. With their efforts continually thwarted by the all-powerful eye in the sky, do they have any chance of escape. Cabin in the Woods manages to blend elements of humor, horror and weirdness. It fiendishly plays with genre conventions and still manages to be legitimately frightening at times.VileDirected by Taylor Sheridan, Vile stars Erik Jay Beck, April Matson and Akeem Smith. Released Sept. 11 by Inception Media Group, this movie follows a group of strangers who find themselves imprisoned in a house. Unsure why they are there or who is behind it, the group is soon enlightened by a video advising them there is a way out but the threshold they must cross is one of excruciating pain and, in the face of torture, not everyone is willing to play by the newly created rules. The group is ripped apart by infighting, secret alliances, double-crosses and shattering outbursts of violence. With the clock ticking down, the one for all mentality devolves. This film is made for those who enjoyed Saw and miss the franchise. Sadistic, nasty and brutal, the film actually succeeds in terms of staying true to its premise. The actors manage to establish a chemistry that makes this not the run-of-the-mill gorefest but dont be fooled, its still not for the squeamish, though much of the onscreen torture is more unnerving than gory.ElevatorDirected by Stig Svendsen, Elevator stars Tehmina Sunny, Anita Briem and John Getz. A disquieting thriller, Elevator puts the viewer in an elevator with nine people. The elevator is stuck, and one person has a ticking bomb which cannot be defused. There is no escape and no promise of rescue. The unthinkable becomes the only reasonable solution. The idea is that the elevator riders will, faced with a fight for survival, reveal the real people behind the facade. Unfortunately, Elevator doesnt reach that level of tension. Instead of betrayal and ruthlessness, most characters whine and prattle. Theres no one character for the viewer to latch onto as a sympathetic entity. Eventually, the viewer is routing for the bomb. Maybe that was the point.Back From HellDirected by Leonardo Araneo and released by Inception Media Group Oct. 16, the film follows strange phenomena and horrifying paranormal events that ultimately turn into an unholy possession for one of six college friends. A local priest is called in to exorcise a demonic force but its evil powers may be more than even he can handle. Back From Hell isnt perfect, but it shows promise. The main flaw is poor character development made worse by poor performances. For those who can forgive the acting and who can suspend their disbelief long enough to accept that these classmates dont just bid a hasty retreat will enjoy a handful of good scares along the way. The RevenantThe breakout film centers on a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. The Revenant was directed by D. Kerry Prior and stars David Anders. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest. Unfortunately, he is still up and walking around. The only way he can keep himself from diminishing to dust is to supply himself with a constant supply of fresh blood. He quickly decides to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets. More in line with the dark fantasy subgenre that has taken off in the last few years, The Revenant is an enjoyable often hilarious flick that evokes old horror/comedy fusion films such as Return of the Living Dead.Midnight Horror Theater 32 Film Collection For those looking for something more classic, Mill Creek Entertainment offers this new collection of killer horror films. From vampires and zombies to psychos and sadists, this bone-chilling set contains more than 44 hours of nightmare-inducing flicks that will surely satisfy any horror enthusiast. The collection features appearances by some of the biggest legends of horror such as Bela Lugosi, Paul Naschy, Barbara Steele, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Images courtesy of LIONSGATECabin in the Woods, left, and The Revenant were both recently released on DVD. 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Proceeds will go back into the community through the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association. Visit www.irbhome.com.Pinellas Park Pinellas Park Orchestra, Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Call Dick VanDommelen at 415-9650 or visit www.pinellasparkorchestra.com. The program will include Fiddler on the Roof with vocals by Sara Peeples and Jeff Clark, Brahms Academic Festival Overture, the Theme from Ice Castles and the Carl Maria Von Weber Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 featuring soloist Christina Cruder. Cruder earned her bachelors degree in music performance in 2009 at the University of Florida where she studied under Mitchell Estrin, the former assistant principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. During this time she received the Amott clarinet award and the Study Abroad Scholarship. While obtaining her degree, she performed in the University of Florida Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, Choir and Chamber Ensemble. In addition to those ensembles, she also played clarinet and solo piccolo clarinet in the University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble, which has been published on two separate CDs. Safety Harbor The Last Night of Ballyhoo, by Alfred Uhry, through Nov. 4, at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. The Players of Safety Harbor present Last Night of Ballyhoo. Performances will be Oct. 26, 27; and Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show. A donation of $8 is appreciated. Visit www.playersofsafetyharbor .weebly.com. 11th annual Safety Harbor Wine Festival, Saturday, Nov. 3, on Main Street between Bayshore Boulevard and Eighth Avenue in downtown Safety Harbor. The event will showcase more than 100 types of wines for $3 to $5 a glass. 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Fish-Fry Friday MUSIC, from page 3B Darwin Deez, Monday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Japandroids, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m. The Crowbar is at 1812 17th St. N., Tampa. Call 813-2418600 or visit www.crowbarlive .com.England Brothers Park American English Beatles Tribute, Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. The bandshell is in England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Visit www.pinellaspark.com.Jannus Live Zoso, Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Passafire, Sunday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Yellowcard, Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Donavon Frankenreiter, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 p.m. Perpetual Groove, Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 5650550 or visit www.jannuslive .com.Jolli Mons Grill The Wrenchers, Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Scotty Lee & The Treble Hooks, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Jimmy Griswold, Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Bottoms Up Band, Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. Brian Caudill, Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Trenchfood Shindig, Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Trigger City Triio, Friday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. Gatortooth, Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Jolli Mons Grill is at 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Visit www.jollimonsgrill.com. The Local 662 Hinder, Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Ryan Cabrera, Sunday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m. Vintage Trouble, Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Astronave, Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Face to Face Acoustic, Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: Music of the Homeland; Thursday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. Christian McBride Trio, Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: The Gershwin Experience; Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra presents The National Symphony of Cuba; Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Weezer, Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Dvoraks Symphony No. 7; Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Magical Movie Music; Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Brahms Double Concerto, Friday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Orpheum Hundred Waters, Thursday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Woe Is Me, Saturday, Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1902 14th St. (Republica de Cuba), Ybor City. Call 813-248-9500.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Charles Lazarus with Connie Evingson, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Benise, Saturday, Nov. 10, 5 and 8 p.m. Rickie Lee Jones, Sunday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. The St. Petersburg College Concert Chorus and Madrigalians: A Veterans Day Salute; Sunday, Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Symphony: From the New World; Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. The Claire Lynch Band, Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Patrick Ball, Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m. Welcome to the Holidays with Tommy Mara, Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.The Ritz Ybor Go Radio with Paradise Fears and Stages and Stereos, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. ASAP Rocky with Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown and A$AP Mob; Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Waka Flocka, Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Celtic Thunder, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 and 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: The Gershwin Experience; Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Leann Rimes, Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Glenn Frey, Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Dvoraks Symphony No. 7, Sunday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Regina Spektor, Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Aaron Lewis, Sunday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Dave Koz and Friends, Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Magical Movie Experience; Sunday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse New Riders of the Purple Sage, Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. The Groves, Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Tribute to Gram Parsons featuring Parson Brown, Sara Rose Band, Marissa Smith and Friends, Steve Vaclavik and the Woeful Ones, Mick Marina Band, Ian Dunlop, Have Gun Will Travel, The Crabgrass Cowboys and others; Saturday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Sunday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m. Eric Lindell, Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. Enter the Haggis, Sunday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m. Zach Deputy, Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skip perssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Unearth, Sunday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m. Dance Gavin Dance, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Motionless In White, Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Keller Williams, Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Local Lockdown, Saturday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Whole Wheat Bread, Friday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 8953045 or visit www.statetheatre concerts.com.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Florida Orchestra: The Gershwin Experience; Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The Florida Orchestra: Dvoraks Symphony No. 7, Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall Acoustic Alchemy, Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The Florida Orchestra: Magical Movie Music; Friday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www. strazcenter.org.For more music and concert information, visit TBNweekly.com.Photo courtesy of UNRIVALED ARTIST MANAGEMENTAbove, Go Radio performs Nov. 7 at The Ritz Ybor. At left, Christian McBride plays Nov. 2 at The Mahaffey. Bottom left, Vintage Trouble plays Nov. 4 at The Local 662 in St. Petersburg. Bottom, the Palladium welcomes The Claire Lynch Band Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of GUESSWORKS INC. Photo courtesy of BIG HASSLE MEDIA Photo by ALISON HARBAUGH